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Joy & Levity

22 Ways to Instantly Raise Your Energetic Vibrations

Between internal self-talk and all of the external influences, it's not uncommon to feel depleted, tired, unmotivated, overwhelmed and even depressed. For that reason, I've created this list of 22 ways to instantly raise your energetic vibrations.

We are created to express and feel love, joy, happiness, enthusiasm, inner-peace and so much more. We find all of that in genuine acceptance and mindfulness. However, sometimes it feels like we are fighting constant battles of just the opposite.

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Dealing With Criticism And Negative People

Dealing withcriticismand negative people is a part of life for all of us. How we react is the key to maintaining peace and joy and self-confidence. The next time you are faced with either of the two, consider my lengthy path of trial and error and what now works for me.

Find a legitimate reason to say thank you. That's right. I am suggesting that you toss out the normal reactions: defensiveness, hurt, anger, hostility, contempt, disbelief and certainly feeling less-than. I am suggesting that...

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5 Ways To Live Truthfully

It has become obvious to me that we have a big problem with telling, hearing and accepting the truth yet we find candid and honest people quite refreshing. It's why Donald Trump is, well, so popular despite his harsh words. (By the way, I originally published this on Aug. 20, 2015.)

Here are 5 ways to live truthfully(based on typical scenarios) that don't require bad hair or being a billionaire. (I s-w-e-a-r, I started thinking about this pre-Donald). Let me preface this by saying that I am a...

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What Am I Here To Do?

What am I here to do? What is my purpose? What am I supposed to be doing with my life? Why am I here?

How can we not ask ourselves these questions at some point in our lives? Most of us want to contribute value to the world and feel like we make a difference.

It's especially a problem when you've been in the same kind of work for many years for security and finances but not because it feels worthwhile and fulfilling, or when you've devoted your life to raising kids, or when you are not only...

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The Mop, Zits & The Gig

My story of the mop, zits & the gig will resonate with many of you, I just know it.

I was recently discussing my several years in commercial acting and decided it would be fun to share moments from that period in my life after mentioning this particular little story to a friend of mine. This originally posted on my first blog on March 17, 2009.

I know what you're thinking, gross. How in the world do those three things tie in together. Let me explain. I shot my testimonial for the Spin...

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Acting and Getting Screwed

Why on earth would I name this post Acting and Getting Screwed, you probably wonder. I was reminiscing about my life five years ago around the same month and day. So much has changed. One of the advantages to blogging. It's like a mini-journal of your life. Here's the entry for that day and the reason for the unusual title.
Two auditions over the last several days, both for testimonials. Funny thing, after I was done, I actually wanted to buy the product and service! Hate to admit our dirty...

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I Am So Busy (Rant)

Nice thing about a blog and radio shows, you get to vent once in a while and it's time, my friends - it's my official I Am So Busy rant. O-M-G. $#%@!

Let's be honest, most everyone we know is super busy.

Full-time jobs. Running a household. Laundry, dishes, cooking, cleaning, yard work. Coaching your kids' sports teams. Paying bills. Running countless, endless errands. Picking up and droping off kids all over town, all the time. Buying gifts. Preparing for parties and gatherings. Washing our...

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