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In praise of women: magnificent, spacious, fiery witnesses

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I often hear “women are our own worst enemies” in terms of our culture. I’m tired of that argument. I think everyone is their own worst enemy, and I don’t think it’s about something women have specifically against each other.

The uh, broadness, of my experience with the women throughout my life leaves me humble, optimistic, proud, and grateful. I’ve been screwed over by females in business and love, and I’ve planted a few landmines myself. But those enemy-making times were the results of bumbling, struggling humanness, not ovaries or hormones. We (more…)

November 30, 2009 |

Release

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I leaned against a very large tree the other day. I molded my entire back into its skin. I connected with its bark (not bite) and felt its deep, unwavering stability. It supported me fully and easily. It was a really good feeling.

This time of year the leaves are letting go. Their beautiful colours float downward and rest in the earth. Nature teaches us that releasing control is natural. So why do I (and maybe you?) find letting go tricky?

Do you ever attempt to control situations? Have you ever thought this: “If it’s not done by me it won’t be done right”? What (more…)

November 2, 2009 |

5 Reasons to be an Optimist

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No doubt you’ve heard sayings about happiness and the power of positive thinking. For instance, “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade” and “some pursue happiness, others create it.” Turns out that optimism truly is a powerful force. And, regardless of your circumstances or personal setbacks, you can choose to approach life with a sunny outlook, transforming negative thoughts into positive ones and increasing your chances of success.

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October 16, 2009 |
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