Strength to Fight

How To Uncover Your Truth

by Connie
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There’s a quote by the author, Lynn Hall that says:  ‘We didn’t change as we grew older; we just became more clearly ourselves.’ This is the point I made in, ‘Sculpting Your True Self’.  Juxtapose that with this quote by the French philosopher, Henri Bergson:  ‘To exist is to change, to change is to mature, [...]

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Sculpting Your True Self

by Connie
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It’s been said, when Michelangelo was asked how he created his statues with such perfection and detail, he answered: ‘Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.’ Fast-forward some 400-odd years.  My friend Jody and I were discussing whether people change or not. [...]

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Your Past Does Not Define Your Future

by Connie
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All forms of media have reported on the developing news of Assistant Football Coach Jerry Sandusky and the child sexual abuse which took place at Pennsylvania State University.  Just as those broadcasts were being replaced with Black Friday sales stats, child sex abuse accusations against Associate Head Basketball Coach Bernie Fine of Syracuse University in [...]

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How do You Define Independence?

by Connie
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The United States is celebrating it’s birthday, Independence Day.  This got me thinking about the concept of personal independence. What does being independent mean to you? Does it mean you make your own decisions and take responsibility for them? Do you frame it in terms of being financially responsible and self-reliant? There are many ways [...]

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Does Your Self-Talk Playlist Need Editing?

by Connie
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Does your self-talk playlist create confidence in you? Do the messages you tell yourself instill a positive attitude within? It’s surprising how strongly entrenched some of our negative self-talk can be and how quickly those devastatingly detrimental messages can take hold, if we allow them. You do all this work focusing on becoming the best [...]

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8 Pillars for a Healthy Relationship

by Connie
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After the last Royal carriage is stored and the Crown Jewels are returned to the Tower of London, Kate Middleton and Prince William will be on their own. Like two commoners beginning their lives together, they’ll be facing their future with wide-eyed anticipation along with a bit of uncertainty. During my ‘starter marriage’ I was [...]

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Charlie Sheen’s Caution for People Pleasers

by Connie
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By now, most everyone has seen or heard of American actor Charlie Sheen’s recent Sheen-nanigans.  Sheen has made himself the ring master of his own media circus, initiating radio and TV interviews, while using Twitter and the Internet to get his rambling diatribes out.  At the rate Sheen’s going, he could teach Lady Gaga and The [...]

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How to Rediscover Hope in Your Life in One Easy Step

by Connie
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I’ve discovered a simple way to liberate the hope I believe each of us are born with, allowing it to run free and set fire to our imaginations.  I made this finding in the library, when I was a young child.  My parents weren’t ideal role models, especially when it came to teaching their children [...]

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How to Overpower Fear and Disappointment in 1 Easy Step

by Connie
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Think back to when you were a small child.  Do you remember how eager you were to try new things?  If a grown-up, or another kid, showed you how to do something new, anything new, do you recall how ready and raring to go, you were?  You couldn’t wait to try ‘it’?  It didn’t matter [...]

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Are You Having Fun? Do You Enjoy it?

by Connie
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Don’t you love receiving subtle wisdoms from the Universe?  I do. I especially love when the insights appear when and where I least expect them. These messages are about unlocking the greater meaning in every thing around you; the Universal truths, if you will. I view the arrival of sage understandings with amused curiosity, knowing [...]

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