Inspiration, Letting Go, Faith – The BridgeMaker - Part 31

How to Appreciate the Moment (Without Having to Own It) How to Appreciate the Moment

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Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose. – Yoda There is a line in recovery literature that reads, “Appreciate a sunset without wanting to own it.” The sentence stirs lost feelings of innocence in me. I’ve been living in a challenging and somewhat harsh adult world lately; it’s been quite some time since I engaged in anything with childlike wonder.…

What You Focus on Grows What You Focus on Grows

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Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives. – Tony Robbins The other day I was chatting with Alex about how he has grown his blog and his Facebook fan base substantially in the last two years and he said something that hit me like a ton of bricks, “What you focus on grows.” It’s not like I had never heard this before…

Taking Away Something Good from the Bad Taking Away Something Good from the Bad

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Instead of complaining that the rose bush is full of thorns, be happy the thorn bush has roses. – Proverb Being disgruntled is becoming a way of life for most people, which is kind of sad if you think about. It’s become normal to be unhappy, to be depressed, and to find the complaints in each and every day.…

My book is here My Book is Here! Saying Yes to Change

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Sometimes your only available transportation is a leap of faith. – Margaret Shepherd
It’s here. My first book, Saying Yes to Change: 10 Timeless Life Lessons for Creating Positive Change, is here. Along with the excitement of approving the final draft, selecting the cover and planning the book’s promotion, I’m also eager to leave my self-doubts behind and take a leap of faith with its release.…

Learning to Give In Learning to Give In (But Not Give Up)

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Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like. – Lao Tzu Have you ever played with a Chinese finger puzzle? You stick your index fingers into the ends of the little, paper-made accordion-like contraption and then the real puzzle begins – how do you get your fingers back out?…

A Simple Path To What Love Has Won A Simple Path – To What Love Has Won

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“Whenever I despair, I remember that the way of truth and love has always won.” ~ Gandhi
Last week was one of those weeks – the kind of week when everything seemed more difficult than it should be. Here’s a brief recap: A couple of unexpected bills arrived, and the timing couldn’t have been worse.…

let them grow How to Let Go to Let Them Grow

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Let your children go if you want to keep them. – Malcolm Forbes I was recently reading a business journal and came across an article called, “Learning to let go.” It was about grooming the next set of business leaders and made the point that “owners must learn when to let go and allow the next generation the latitude to make decisions, to try new things and even fail.” It wasn’t new information to me, but stumbling on this piece was the third of a “things happen in threes” for me, the first two having nothing to do with business.…

The Power of a Promise Kept The Power of a Promise Kept

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A promise made should be a promise kept. – Steve Forbes Sometimes when we make a promise, it seems like a good idea – until it comes time to keep it. The first promise My 13-year-old daughter Emily was introduced to the The Hunger Games Trilogy a few months ago.…