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Here are 100 powerful questions I often ask myself.  My answers help me live a more authentic, satisfying, and happy life.

  1. Do I mean what I’m saying?
  2. Am I saying what I want to communicate?
  3. What is true for me right now?
  4. Can I simply state my truth?
  5. What do I have to lose by stating my truth?  Can I handle losing it?
  6. How will my words/actions make _____ feel?
  7. Will I regret saying/doing _____ ?
  8. Do I need to say _____ ?
  9. Should I say/do _____ ?
  10. Why do I want to do/say______ ?
  11. Will doing/saying ______ help my situation?
  12. Am I listening with the intent to understand?
  13. Am I listening with the intent to respond?
  14. Am I speaking with the intent to defend myself?
  15. Can I speak with the intent to understand? Keep reading . . .

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Our Privilege to be Unhappy

August 2, 2012
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Unhappiness is often a privilege.  Like high thread-count sheets and fine wine, only the lucky many among us can afford the sort of unhappiness that many of us “struggle” with.1 I will explain with an example that has to do with “take-home” exams. Taking up all my time. I first started taking “take-home” exams when […]

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How Your Compassion is a Gift to “YOU”

July 24, 2012
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“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” ~ Dalai Lama Nearly all my life, I thought I understood what “compassion” meant. Then four or five years ago, I really “got” it. And when I did, I realized that it was a powerful emotion rather than […]

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Don’t Make Excuses For Your Loved Ones

July 18, 2012
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Do you make excuses for your loved ones?  When discussing them, do you tend to “explain away” their less-than-stellar (in your opinion) conduct?  If you do, then you are carrying a heavy and unnecessary burden. Here are four great reasons to put it down. 1.  Stressful and impossible. Subconsciously, we believe that the more highly regarded […]

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On Finding the “Right Time”

July 11, 2012
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How many times have you said, “once ____ is over, I will do ____?”  Too often, we find ourselves waiting for the “right time” to do the things we have always wanted to do.  But days and years go by, the “right time” never arrives, and many of those things never get done. I lived […]

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