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Dec

14

2017

Why I Needed to Have a Bad Day

A number of  years ago I was having a particularly horrible, edgy day. I was angry at everyone, and everything around me. Even things that weren’t all that bad felt intolerable. I don’t even know what originally set me off, but I was totally out of emotional control. And then the final straw: doggie poop … Continue reading Why I Needed to Have a Bad Day

Dec

6

2017

And Along Came a Spider

A Hardship is always a blessing in disguise. Pay attention to how it “moves” you. Some time ago my eleven year-old daughter came home from orchestra practice simply devastated. She had been the first to arrive, and as the others filed in, nobody chose to sit by her. She sat at the edge of the … Continue reading And Along Came a Spider

Dec

1

2017

What we do to ourselves sometimes can’t be undone on our own

I was visiting my in-laws one evening when I signed in to my Facebook account and saw this post on my newsfeed. It was from my 18-year-old son. He said: I just walked past my parent’s room and heard my 4 year old sister Sarah crying. My parents are gone so I thought she was … Continue reading What we do to ourselves sometimes can’t be undone on our own

Nov

19

2017

What Would you Do if You Ever Ran Out of Money?

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I’ll tell you what you’d do: You would you tap into your HIDDEN resources. What are your hidden resources? How do you get to them? If you’ve ever run out of your resources before accomplishing your goal, or, if the resources you needed were ALMOST gone, and it left you feeling stressed or depressed, then … Continue reading What Would you Do if You Ever Ran Out of Money?

Nov

16

2017

Keeping my Eyes on the Horizon

We were newlyweds of only one year. My husband and I decided to drive twelve hours to attend a conference which would help us start a business. Tensions were high because we couldn’t afford the trip, and our disagreements left us both feeling hurt and misunderstood. Because of a previous accident the year before, I … Continue reading Keeping my Eyes on the Horizon

Nov

9

2017

Steer into the Swerve

If you’ve ever driven in snowy weather, you know that sometimes the car does NOT respond to your steering wheel directions. Striving to achieve a goal can give you a similar experience. If you’ve set a goal, and you’re doing all you know to steer toward it, it can be unnerving to find yourself heading … Continue reading Steer into the Swerve

Nov

2

2017

The Swell in Front of You

Staying in forward motion, even when things look bleak, does more for lining up your success than you realize. (Don’t forget: If you’re afraid you’ll fall, at least fall forward.) I like to think of what happens when you’re standing in a still pool of water.  As long as you stand still, nothing happens.  If … Continue reading The Swell in Front of You

Oct

28

2017

Choose Your Rock Bottom

Recently it was necessary for me to write “my story” again, explaining the circumstances around how we discovered the prinicples I now teach and tripled our income in just a few months. As I wrote, I mentioned how I had personally hit an emotional “rock bottom” just before things began to turn around. I stopped … Continue reading Choose Your Rock Bottom

Oct

19

2017

Carrying a Heavy Burden? You can Still Fly.

A few years ago, I stepped outside of my home and unexpectedly witnessed what you see here – and it stopped me in my tracks.  It seemed impossible, but it was real. A huge 747 airplane flew by so low, and so slow that it hardly seemed to be moving.  It appeared to hang in … Continue reading Carrying a Heavy Burden? You can Still Fly.

Oct

12

2017

The Real (but overlooked) Purpose of Action

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. ~ Arthur Ashe Action plays an important role in the process of achieving goals. However, the real purpose of action isn’t probably what you think it is. So let’s look at the goal achievement process described in The Jackrabbit Factor (free download!) Decide what you want … Continue reading The Real (but overlooked) Purpose of Action

Oct

6

2017

Building a Dream vs. Staking Your Claim

My husband and I have been working on a goal for several years now. Whenever the vision of its accomplishment begins to fade, we have a conversation to check in on whether or not the goal is still important to us, and whether or not we need to refocus our efforts. We talk about how … Continue reading Building a Dream vs. Staking Your Claim

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Sep

28

2017

Music and the Law of Rhythm

“Musick has Charms to soothe a savage Breast, to soften Rocks, or bend a knotted Oak.” ~William Congreve, The Mourning Bride Music moves.  It flows, lilts, rises in crescendo, and fades in decrescendo.  It moves quickly, then slows, then resumes it’s original tempo.  Behind all of this is a steady, constant, predictable beat–a rhythm. Have you … Continue reading Music and the Law of Rhythm

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Sep

28

2017

Handling Economic Challenges Gracefully

This is one of my brain dumps. It’s not organized with literary brilliance, it’s a brain dump. But it’s important stuff, and I think it needs to be shared immediately. I’ll clean it up later. Maybe. Here we go: When facing a tough economic challenge, part of you might wonder what people will think if you … Continue reading Handling Economic Challenges Gracefully

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Sep

6

2017

The Law of Cause and Effect: a Principle of Action

“Now ye may suppose that this is foolishness in me; but behold I say unto you, that by small and simple things are great things brought to pass; and small means in many instances doth confound the wise.” (Alma 37:6) The laws that we have discussed to this point are all principles of thought and … Continue reading The Law of Cause and Effect: a Principle of Action

Sep

6

2017

Who Pushed the Apple?

Two brothers sit beneath a tree after a long journey. One is a quantum physicist, the other a theologian. They are both hungry, and soon the wind blows and the tree sheds an armful of fruit. The physicist says, “How remarkable it is that my thoughts can cause the wind to blow so that the … Continue reading Who Pushed the Apple?

Aug

31

2017

Why Disappointment can be a Good Thing

“One of the greatest skills we can learn in life is how to deal effectively with disappointments, because after all, life is full of them. Learning the skill not only helps us turn things around, but it can also help us have total peace of mind (and even joy) in the meantime. As we learn … Continue reading Why Disappointment can be a Good Thing

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Aug

31

2017

Adversity and Unifying the Family

Back when all my kids still lived at home: Tonight was our weekly family night, an evening set aside to spend time with the kids and improve our family relationships through activities and instruction. However, more often than we’d like, it’s actually the only family argument to open and close with prayer (as songwriter Michael … Continue reading Adversity and Unifying the Family

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Aug

31

2017

Why Disappointment can be a Good Thing

“One of the greatest skills we can learn in life is how to deal effectively with disappointments, because after all, life is full of them. Learning the skill not only helps us turn things around, but it can also help us have total peace of mind (and even joy) in the meantime. As we learn … Continue reading Why Disappointment can be a Good Thing

Aug

30

2017

Adversity and Unifying the Family

Back when all my kids still lived at home: Journal Entry 2008: Tonight was our weekly family night, an evening set aside to spend time with the kids and improve our family relationships through activities and instruction. However, more often than we’d like, it’s actually the only family argument to open and close with prayer … Continue reading Adversity and Unifying the Family

Aug

17

2017

Understanding the Law of Vibration

“I’ll believe it when I see it.” Have you ever heard this expression before? Or maybe, “Seeing is believing”? Our eyes are extremely useful tools for helping us to gather information, but there are plenty of things that affect us every day that we CANNOT see. Like what, you ask? Well, like vibrations. Vibration is … Continue reading Understanding the Law of Vibration

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