Random Thoughts

Rule #1: Make Fewer Rules

by guest blogger Renee James, essayist and blogger According to Urban Dictionary—and maybe Liz Lemon—a deal breaker in a relationship is “the catch” that one cannot overlook in a particular individual and ultimately outweighs any redeeming quality he or she may have. Or it may be some aspect of a deal you make (to take […]

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5 Ways To Stop Climate Chaos Now

Let’s face it: Climate change, global warming, whatever you call it—but one thing it is for sure is climate chaos—seems so overwhelming that most of us simply shut down emotionally and mentally when we see another headline that says the world is ending sooner rather than later. Even I shut down occasionally! OK, more than […]

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On Becoming Fearless

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, author of smart and sassy romance novels Like any sane person, I was afraid to ride a bike through New York City. But The Husband persuaded me to venture out with him to the safe, protected, beautiful paths along the West Side Highway or through Central Park. To get there, […]

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12 Days of Winter Meditations: Day 12

Happy New Year: Renewal It’s a fresh start to a brand new year. Hopefully, you are starting it feeling rested, refreshed, and with a list—even if it’s just in your head—of dreams for the coming year. Every day is a new day, but there is only one New Year’s Day each year. I wish you […]

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12 Days of Winter Meditations: Day 11

Dreaming: Visualization I’m a believer in the power of dreaming to create the future you want. I think sometimes people look at my life and think maybe it’s been easy or that I’ve been given everything I need. Nothing could be further from the truth. Every single one of us has been given something, and […]

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12 Days of Winter Meditations: Day 10

Reflection: Remembering Our memories of the previous year are like reflections in a window: layered, evocative, imagined, and unsteady. But it’s good to remember. As the year comes to a close, take time to reflect on what you learned this past year. What did you accomplish? Celebrate it! What did you not accomplish? Let it […]

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12 Days of Winter Meditations: Day 9

Music: Singing The holidays are always a time of music, concerts, singing. By now, the Christmas carols have been put away, but the echo of their spirit lingers. The power of song is the power to put emotions into form. What is the song of your soul? Listen to something new. Take time to enjoy […]

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12 Days of Winter Meditations: Day 8

The Winter Woods: Solitude Sometimes you can feel lonely in a crowd full of people. Other times you might actually be alone. Don’t be afraid. Being able to settle pleasantly into solitude is a sign of true spiritual health. It’s a sign that you aren’t afraid of the secrets inside of you, the biggest secret […]

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