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There is No Place Like Home

Glinda:” You don’t need to be helped any longer. You’ve always had the power to go back” Scarecrow: “Then why didn’t you tell her before?”   Glinda: “Because she wouldn’t have believed me. She had to learn it for herself.” Finally, this week we travel with Dorothy as she searches...
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Life Lessons from Oz

  Some of you may remember that a few weeks ago I caught myself watching one of my favorite movies, The Wizard of Oz. But as I watched this time, I truly began to identify with the characters in a new way. The lion – who needed courage to make...
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Walking Towards Wisdom

Last week I started thinking about how much courage it takes in order to make a change. But as I continue my journey, down the yellow brick road, I am reminded that it is not only courage but also “knowing” that a change must be made. So here I am,...
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Courage to Change

How often do you listen to your heart when it is telling you that it is time to make a change in your life? I have spent a great deal of my life controlled by my fears.  How easy it is to spend time and energy staying busy; the world...
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Making Choices

As I sit and watch the cursor. . .click, click, click. . .I grow impatient with myself. I wish there was a list that I could make – Ten Ways To Be Patient or Five Easy Lessons on Patience – but I don’t think that is possible. What I’ve learned...
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Early Warning Signs

  This week, I have been working on developing my patience muscle; a daunting task and life long pursuit.  Over the course of the week I realized that the beginning exercise of developing this muscle is really quite simple: to recognize one’s own signs of impatience.  I first became aware of...
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Patience

“The two most powerful warriors are patience and time”   ~Leo Tolstoy Patience is a quality that we all admire and we all feel the need for in our lives.  In a world that places great value on speed, end results, and productivity, it is often misunderstood or forgotten all together....
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One Step at a Time

  Each of us is responsible for what we create in our lives. We are all given different circumstances and challenges, but how you move forward is completely in your hands. For many years I considered my back problem a reason for not exercising. It wasn’t until I  decided to...
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Creating a Life

“I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.” ~Michelangelo Michelangelo’s  approach to sculpting is very inspiring. He spent  time slowly looking at a stone until he understood what was at the heart of it, and only then would he begin to remove stone. His...
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A Tip to Take Into the Weekend

I have been thinking of the many places we find inspiration in our lives. We find it in stories, from friends, from books, from movies just to name a few. Social media sites like Facebook and Pinterest are filled with people posting inspirational quotes. Inspirational quotes are wonderful and uplifting,...

Editors Pick

The Practice by Barb Schmidt

Barb offers readers life-changing spiritual guidance in an easy to follow format, and what makes this book so magnificent is that she has infused her own stories and struggles to help readers connect and learn.
Gabrielle Bernstein, New York Times bestselling author of May Cause Miracles