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Love ‘em or hate ‘em, fairy tales can linger within us and effect the way we see ourselves and others. Whether we envision being “saved” like “sweet” Cinderella, being “rich” and “powerful” like Prince Charming, or being a villainous, sinister, puppy-mill-monster like Cruella DeVille, what we take from these characters and stories may impact us […]

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clint eastwood black and white photo of him smoking cigarette with quote Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that's real power


  Could we respect ourselves more? And could it be FUN? Respect is an inner strength, calm and pride that comes from honoring who we are. Through my work to inspire people to kick their dead-end habits to the curb, I’ve seen and learned a lot about respect. In today’s article, we’ll look at ways […]

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For most of my life, I bent over backwards to assure that I was not being selfish. This led me down a winding path to discover the true meaning of selfishness and self-care, and the vital importance of a life worth living. What is selfishness, really? As my dad always said, “A man wrapped up […]

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In her early days, my mom was the queen of loving by giving. Like many mothers, she was happiest when she knew that everyone around her was happy. Mom’s kitchen Mom liked to bake, and her bounty was my reward for walking home after school. I didn’t mind the two-mile walk, except for during the […]

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Are you pleased with YOURSELF (in a good way)? Sound crazy? Well read on to discover how inner-appreciation can be an antidote to addiction … Why wait to be appreciated by someone else? Although others may not appreciate you or what you do, what is most important (and what we’re left with at the end […]

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UNCONDITIONAL LOVE is not a Welcome Mat

Loving our self unconditionally, frees us to love others in healthy ways! Unconditional love: what is it, what does it look like and how can we give it without getting walked on? Love, love everywhere and not a drop to drink. Love is such a vast topic. Love is like water, we depend on it […]

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