Let Go of the Past

This phrase has been bandied about quite a lot over the last decade, at least in my circles. What exactly does it mean to let go of the past? Here’s my answer. Suppose someone is ignoring your efforts to communicate. How do you let go of the pain? You don’t necessarily let go of the person, because that person is often part of your family or close circle of friends. The pain is actually...
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Meant to Be

Who were you meant to be? I’m not asking who your parents wanted you to be, or what your husband thinks you should be. I’m asking you who you were meant to be. It took me until well into my third age to discover who I am meant to be, so I’m very qualified to answer this question. I tried a variety of occupations and lifestyles. In my younger days I often half-joked that someday I would find the...
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Makeover: A New You?

Seeing is believing; isn’t that the common wisdom? You’ll believe it when you see it. So a new you has to be seen before the makeover? Well, sort of. What if I told you it’s the other way around? You’ll see it when you believe it. When you believe a new you is possible, a makeover can happen. Henry Ford said, “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right.” What did he mean?...
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Spring Is Here; Why Am I Blue?

Have you ever asked yourself this question? Why am I blue? The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, the flowers are starting to bloom, but you are feeling blue. Why is that? Spring is the most common time of year for people to feel depressed or “crazy”. I personally believe and have witnessed that after the long, cold, depressing winter, people expect to feel better when weather warms up. The...
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The Most Unkindest Cut

This phrase from Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar came to my mind today. I was driving home from seeing a client. The meeting had not gone as well as I had hoped, and in fact I had had a lapse of memory as to what exactly the meeting was about. The phrase refers to Caesar’s murder, in which his friends stab him to death. Shakespeare refers to Caesar’s best friend Brutus, who made “the most unkindest...
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Never Too Late To Bloom

Never Too Late To Bloom