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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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Are You Operating From Fear or Love

One of the biggest lessons I've learned and incorporated since my spiritual transformation(in June of 2014) is the simple question, are you operating from fear or love. Simple question. Huge ramifications. One soothes the ego. One feeds our soul.

Fear is masked in so many ways. We literally fool ourselves into believing it's only real if we feel like our life is in danger. Or, the feeling we get when thinking about taking a glass elevator to the 120th floor (if we're scared of heights). Or,...

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Why I Went Vegan

Surprising things happen when you travel deep into your spiritual journey after a life devoted to a traditional religion. Things I did not expect or anticipate. Things that are my new normal and I've found that I'm not alone in these transitions. This latest really caught me by surprise.

I must admit that I'm a bit apprehensive about using the "V" label. I don't like labels but it's the closest description I can use. Not for a second did I foresee this change when I started my awakening over...

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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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Why Your Deficits Are Diamonds



I'm here to tell you why your deficits are diamonds. Actually, I'm here to explain that you don't have any deficits but I like the analogy. I endured many years of feeling less-thanbased on constant comparisons to those similar to me but "doing much better," as I used to tell myself. I focused on what I wasn't or couldn't, seeking ways to improve myself with more enthusiasm than celebrating what I already was.


Nonsense. Waste of precious time and energy. So many diamonds all around me,...

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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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My Purpose Is To Love

If you would have told me that my ultimate purpose in life was to love and then return to God, I would have had a difficult time accepting that premise.

I worked hard throughout my life, always pursuing my professional goals with vigor and determination. Gotta say, I've accomplished quite a bit since my first job (waitressing) in 1975. I'm sure you've done and feel the same or close to it. That started to change, however, last summer and since then I'm now clear that my purpose is to love -...

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Find Flow To Find Fulfillment

It's empowering and magical - even transformational when it happens and that is why you need to find flow to find fulfillment. Who wouldn't want more life engagement, more life satisfaction, better quality of life, more positive emotions, more resources and more self-esteem, which have all been attributed to flow. Recognizing these moments is not difficult. Creating them, however, might be the first step. Either way, here are everyday sort of examples of flow and how you can dial in your own...

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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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My Battle with Overeating & Bulimia

Hello my friends and thank you for taking time to read this entry about my battle with overeating and bulimia. I originally posted it on Sept. 10th, 2012 as a follow up to mybeing-locked-in-your-own-prison/post. I am updating this partly because of a guest on my former syndicated show, Life in the Groove, Dotsie Bausch. She's a 2012 Olympic Silver Medalist in cycling and a successful coach but it took an almost life-ending battle with anorexia to get her there. Many of us with eating...

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