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    How can you find joy in your crummy life?

    How can you find joy in your crummy life?

    If you're in a hard place right now, your joy may seem like it's hiding--or gone. I understand. But it's still there, I promise, just waiting to be resurrected. And to help with that, it's with great excitement that I let you know about my new podcast, Find Joy No...

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    What do you do with your body blues?

    What do you do with your body blues?

    Can we talk about what you look like? My guess is, you're already cringing, which is sad because sometimes our perception of our own looks can keep us from a life of adventure and, may I just say, ain't nobody got time for that. Maybe a change of perspective is in...

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    Can you just get over yourself?

    Can you just get over yourself?

    Oh, how we hate being needy. And by "we" I mean me, and quite possibly you. Maybe your first inclination in difficulty, like mine, is to announce "I'm FINE!" to the general public, even if you're not. Fall down a flight of stairs? You're FINE! Just have a baby or two?...

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    Why should you say, “I love you”?

    Why should you say, “I love you”?

    It’s quite possibly the weirdest phrase in the English language.

    Because, oddly enough, it’s a non-question that demands an answer: If someone says, “I love you,” the hoped-for, appropriate response is–you know this–“I love you too.” 

    But what if you put yourself out there in such a way, and get something else?

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    What if it all goes wrong?

    What if it all goes wrong?

    Years ago in Santa Fe, I saw a picture of a worn out, broke down, tore up cowboy who had obviously been kicked off his horse.  Underneath him was this sign:  Ain't been throwed? Prob'ly never rode. There's comfort in them there words. Sometimes the satisfaction of...

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    Where is your joy hiding?

    Where is your joy hiding?

    Probably right under your nose. You might, however, want to avoid beating the bushes for it in a place that's obviously designed to make you happy. I have heard more than one parent raise a voice at the kids at Disney World, saying something like, "We're in the...

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    What about the backstory?

    What about the backstory?

    Remember Chewbacca Mom? When I first saw the video, I thought she was just a crazy lady (a kindred spirit, to be sure) having some fun. Then I read her backstory of her current joy in spite of her background of homelessness, sexual abuse, feelings of worthlessness,...

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    Who are your heroes?

    Who are your heroes?

    So. Amid news of plane crashes, companies in crisis, the threat of nuclear war, confusing messages from world leaders, disturbed people opening gunfire on innocents and driving cars into crowds... Not to mention worries about the loss of mind and health, worries about...

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    Could you give someone a little (or big) thrill?

    Could you give someone a little (or big) thrill?

    For it is in giving that we receive...(Saint Francis of Assisi)  I am not entirely sure that the Good Friar had the gift of a Harley ride in mind when he said this. However, I'm inclined not to rule it out. Gift giving is tricky business, as you know--especially if...

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    What’s left behind?

    What’s left behind?

    This post may or may not be for the neat freaks amongst us. And for all you slobs out there, consider it a permission slip to celebrate your authentic self, and join me in this liberating declaration: Cleaning up is highly overrated. Because I’ve found that leaving a...

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    Know someone who’s going through a tough time right now or want to celebrate some goodness happening in a friend’s life?

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