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A Foreign Country – a very short story

A Foreign Country – a very short story

“Hey, your friends are over there.” “What?  Excuse me?” “Your friends.  I just saw them over there.” I was completely confused.  Here I was in a completely foreign town in the middle of Wisconsin, in a shopping mall I had a never been in and this stranger says, my...
Displaced

Displaced

At age 7, I used to lay on the grass lawn of our suburban home, head cradled in my hands, staring at the clouds drifting past.  I was acutely aware of the sounds reaching me and they would begin pulling pieces of me to their sources; the dog behind the house barking,...

The Mindset of Successful People: 5 Secret Beliefs

1) Negative emotions are change signals. When you are feeling negative emotions, it’s like a warning light on your mental dashboard for a change.  Something needs to change, whether it’s an action you are taking (or not), the environment you are in and the people you...

9 Negative Emotions And What They Mean

There are 9 common emotions that are uncomfortable, unpleasant and just darn nasty. Fear, Hurt, Anger, Frustration, Disappointment, Guilt and/or Reget, Inadequacy, Overwhelm and Loneliness. I think most of us have felt these in our lifetimes, and perhaps even on a...

A Funny Thing About Commitment

If you commit yourself 100% to a project, it becomes effortless. There is no friction. It’s all or none. You do not battle yourself of whether you should or shouldn’t. You don’t prioritize, you just do.   It’s when you’re at 95% when there’s trouble. At 95%,...
Cinnamon and Sparkles

Cinnamon and Sparkles

  “There’s cinnamon in there…sparkles and cinnamon.” M laughed. I rolled over onto the New York Times Sunday edition spread out on the floor.   The sun was streaming in and M was staring at me with a look of wonder. “Your eyes are dusted with cinnamon and...

Awake at 3am Questions Arise

Questions What do you call the time between midnight and dawn? Where do all the questions come from? What are you working on to make a difference in the world? What is holding you back? Is it a mislaid remark from your childhood, that has grown into a thorny cage...
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