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Monthly Mantra: August, 2021

  I LOOK FOR REASONS TO LAUGH. I FIND HUMOR EVEN IN ABSURD AND STRESSFUL MOMENTS.   They say non-attachment is a sign of the enlightened. And non-judgment. If those are, a sense of humor must be, too. Life is absurd. There's really no better way to refer to a reality where the concern about cellulite can coexist with cultural warfare, famine with frenemies, and genocide with "gubernatorial" (an undeniably funny sounding word). On the ...

Monthly Mantra: July 2021

  I DO THE RIGHT THING BECAUSE DOING RIGHT FEELS GOOD.   My sister and two of her colleagues have recently been vying for a promotion at work. The process has entailed Zoom interviews (shudder) and lots of inter-staff chatter. This manager talks to this manager who talks with their other manager, who eventually presents the candidates to the Big Boss. His response: from out of the three of them, my sister has the most ...

Monthly Mantra: June 2021

  "I HAVE FAITH IN MY ABILITY TO FIND ANSWERS TO THE QUESTIONS BEING ASKED OF ME."   Some days, I feel stymied by the questions I'm asking myself. I feel like shouting, "I DON'T KNOW, DUMMY. I'M THE ONE ASKING THE QUESTION, SO I OBVIOUSLY DON'T HAVE THE ANSWER!" That shuts me up for a minute. But pretty soon I'm back at it, wondering what angle I'm missing or why I seem to have ...

Monthly Mantra: May 2021

"I SEEK TO ACHIEVE BALANCE IN ALL THINGS. I UNDERSTAND BALANCE IS FLUID AND REQUIRES THAT I CONSTANTLY RECALIBRATE."   Balance is elusive. Being in perfect alignment between two poles that command us to advance towards them with the falsely alluring songs of Too Much and Not Enough requires discipline and perspective. We have to keep our gaze fixed on the big picture, even as we make kajillions of minute decisions. In our pursuit of ...

Monthly Mantra: April 2021

  I AM HERE TO CULTIVATE, SHARE, AND PROTECT MY POSITIVE ENERGY. I ATTRACT OTHERS WHO ARE ON AN EQUAL FREQUENCY, AND OUR INTERACTIONS CREATE MORE ENERGY FOR BOTH OF US.   Beyond words, beyond body language, energy is what we're communicating to each other all the time. This energy is our true essence and the quality of our emotional intelligence. Words are what we hear, body language is what we see, but energy is ...


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