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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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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What If My World Has Changed?

I lost my job. I quit my job. I got promoted; I got demoted. My spouse/significant other died or became disabled. I became disabled. My child left home; my child came back home. With a baby. My world has changed. Does this have the ring of truth for you? We have all experienced change. After all, we live in a changeable world. Why should we be surprised when things change? When things stay the...
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You Can Change

Yesterday I wrote about changing the world. My critics tell me that’s too big a leap for them. So today I’m going to bring it down to their level. You can change. I doubt this statement will bring much criticism. Everybody knows it’s possible to change, but nobody actually wants to do it, not even for their own good–especially not for their own good. Even if there are a thousand reasons why one...
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Bloom at Any Age

You’ve heard of late bloomers? Are you one of us? Are you a wanna-be bloomer? I maintain you can bloom at any age, but the age I like best is “late”. It’s the seeds that take the longest to germinate that produce the most beautiful blossoms (I have no reference for this and can’t prove it’s true, but it sounds good, doesn’t it?) If you’re wondering if you could qualify, here are some likely...
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Never Too Late To Bloom

Never Too Late To Bloom