No. 49 – Loving
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No. 49 – Loving

Dear One, My genuine intention is to share illuminating ideas that alleviated my challenges such that this supports you in elevating. ‘Loving’ is back of all Rising from Falling work and hopefully all that I do.  At least that’s the goal.  It is what I desire to do as part of serving you and it’s this writing’s topic. I mistakenly did not do […]

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No. 48 – Giving Back to YourSelf
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No. 48 – Giving Back to YourSelf

Dear One, With the continuing intention of sharing illuminating ideas that serve you in moving towards whatever you long for – or/and perhaps through challenge, I offer you “Giving Back to YourSelf.” (Capital S on purpose.) With a past tendency to over people-please, perfectionism prodded, ‘try to be perfect for everyone with everything do.  Oh, […]

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No. 47 – Connection
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No. 47 – Connection

Dear One, My intention is to share concepts to illuminate, alleviate, and elevate you.  My offer here is ‘Connection.’ Friedrich Nietzsche was tuned in; “invisible threads are the strongest ties.” Brene Brown’s Connection definition is “the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when […]

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No. 46 – Calm Balming
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No. 46 – Calm Balming

Dear One, With an intention of sharing illuminating ideas for alleviating challenges and elevating you, I offer ‘Calm Balming.’ When a crisis occurs – maybe a tragic car accident, frightening diagnosis, job loss, death, divorce, or other major life stressors – anxiety, alarm, anger, loneliness, depression, shock, or more – understandably – may arrive on life’s scene.  Calm […]

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No. 45 – Dreams
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No. 45 – Dreams

Dear One, My earnest intention is to share illuminating ideas for alleviating challenges and elevating you. Here’s a mull-worthy nugget for using struggles as “catalysts for personal growth” (Kaufman & Gregoire) to improve your life.  ‘Dreams.’ Major adverse events aided paring away what didn’t matter for me.  Detaching from what no longer served, unexpectedly, allowed space for […]

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No. 44 – Higher Power
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No. 44 – Higher Power

Dear One, With increasingly devoted intention to share ideas on growing from and maneuvering through challenges, such that these benefit you, I offer ‘Higher Power.’ The Divine. God of All. Infinite Intelligence. Higher Power has many names. About which, volumes have been written, opinions run a vast spectrum, diverse faiths or beliefs exist, which I […]

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No. 43 – Intention Setting
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No. 43 – Intention Setting

Dear One, With heartfelt intention of sharing illuminating ideas for alleviating challenges and elevating you, I offer ‘Intention Setting.’ “Setting Intentions is the act of stating what you Intend to accomplish through your actions,” per Coralie Sawruk.  Intention Setting directs Thoughts for Action to follow. Intentions bring forward vision to help, form, and execute plans. “When your Intention is clear, so […]

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No. 42 – Surrendering
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No. 42 – Surrendering

Dear One, With an intention to help you potentially use obstacles as fuel to benefit you in any small or large way, I offer you ‘Surrendering.’ Recently, I’d inched away from habits that serve me; PPWSD-ing (Pause, Pray/Meditate, Wait, Silence & Distance), honoring Process over Perfection, Break taking, and Flexibility were less go-tos. As Annie Duke, winning poker player and […]

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No. 41 – Being Wrong’s Upside
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No. 41 – Being Wrong’s Upside

Dear One, With my continued intention of sharing ideas on growing from adversity or from wherever you are – which can also, potentially, better life, I offer you ‘Being Wrong’s Upside.’ The road to excellence and traversing difficulty takes some very similar strategies which surprised me – and which I learned the hard way.  Ahem. To gain […]

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No. 40 – Realness
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No. 40 – Realness

Dear One, My intention is to share with you ideas for turning obstacles into fuel and/or for cultivating gifts, insights, or redeeming something-ness.  To this end, ‘Realness’ may, perhaps, be a gift from challenge to aid your Real, fab self in showing up more.   Per Merriam-Webster, Realness is “behaving … in a way that feels true, honest, or familiar and without pretension or […]

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