Inspiration, Letting Go, Faith – The BridgeMaker - Part 13

songs of your life The Songs of Your Life

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Music is the divine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to the heart. – Pablo Casals Music has been a big part of my life. Even though I can’t sing a lick or play an instrument, nothing motivates me, or comforts me, like a song.…

headfirst into fear Dive Headfirst into Fear

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Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live. – Dorothy Thompson Fear does not keep you “playing small.” Refusing to deal with fear (and wanting to kill it off in some way) keeps you “playing small.” Refusing to see the fear is part of a growth experience (trying to live without fear) keeps you “playing small.” Hating your fear, compartmentalising it as if it’s not part of you can also keep you “playing small.” I read these wise words from Kate Swoboda on a day where fear showed up for me in the simplest of ways.…

facing your fears 15 Simple Tips for Facing Your Fears

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Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world. – Ralph Waldo Emerson The past two weeks have been tough. With the benefit of hindsight, Mary Beth and I can trace the beginning of this difficult period back to 1995 when my wife injured her back while lifting a photocopier.…

promise or pay Promise or Pay to Change the World

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Sometimes people don’t understand the promises they’re making when they make them. – John Green Do you keep promises? Can you even remember the last promise you made? Growing up most of us (usually after forgetting to pick up our clothes off the bathroom floor or do our homework) had an adult bend down, look us directly in the eyes and say with earnest, “You know, you should never break a promise.” When Life Happens Whether or not we make “promises”, we can’t avoid making commitments all the time.…

sibling grief Grieving the Death of a Sibling

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There is no grief like the grief that does not speak. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Some days it seems like the light has burned out. Anxiety fills the spaces where the light used to shine before Eric died. I wait patiently for a tiny spark – a glimpse of my old self.…

WineSunset Will I?

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If you don’t take the chance to live life, what can you say at the end of it? – Naveen Andrews Before the final curtain falls
will I taste the wine in Rome
and walk the beaches on the Gold Coast?…

taking a selfie with a friend Love Your Selfie

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What I am is how I came out. No one’s perfect and you just have to accept your flaws and learn to love yourself. – Kelly Brook I’m a creature of habit. My morning routine is no exception: Let the dogs out -Pour a cup of coffee -Grab my laptop -Turn on the Today show -Check email.…

five ways to rebuild trust How to Rebuild Trust

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When mistrust comes in, love goes out. – Irish saying Trust is rooted in instinct and nurtured with faith. But trust is just one step away from betrayal, one of the most painful things a person can inflict on another. And once released, betrayal can wear down faith with relentless pain.…