"Happy and Free On Purpose: Daily Practices to Live and Love Your Life!" Available July 1st

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Plan Your Work, Work Your Plan

“A goal without a plan is just a wish.”
– Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
 
This is sounding way off for free-spirited me, but hear me out. Having a plan gives you a sense of security, a sense of having guidelines for staying on your path, like the white and yellow lines on the highway.
 
Don’t beat...
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Say What You DO Want

Watch What You Say (Day 1 of 5)
We are going to do something different this week and have a theme for the week.  The theme is the power of words and how you can master yours.
 
Day 1 – Don’t say what you don’t want, say what you DO want. Words have energy and the universe does not recognize negatives. So instead of...
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Love Your Enemy

“Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?”
– Abraham Lincoln
 
If you have ever had the experience of refusing to allow someone to pick a fight with you, you know what I am talking about. If you don’t respond by giving back hatred and rage, the hatred and rage of your enemy must subside....
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Feed Your Faith, Starve Your Fear

“Feed your fears and your faith will starve. Feed your faith, and your fears will.”
– Max Lucado
 
Your power to create is right this minute and every new minute that comes, you get to make a new choice.  You can feed your fear and stay in your average or worse life by complaining, blaming and counting...
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Engaged, enthusiastic, effective

“Enthusiasm spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.”
– Norman Vincent Peale
 
No matter what activity you are occupied with, be engaged and enthusiastic and therefore effective. Any task that you completely immerse yourself in with enthusiasm and joy is guaranteed to have a great outcome.
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Be Awake more than you are Asleep

“We are more curious about the meaning of dreams than about things we see when awake.”
– Diogenes Laërtius
The Buddha was asked if he was a god or an angel.  He replied, “no, I am awake.”  This is what we are all meant to be. To be fully present and awake in the present moment; living...
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Maximize your great moods

“The most important decision you make is to be in a good mood.”
– Voltaire
You’ve had those days; where you just wake up feeling like you can conquer the world and you love your life.  (If you never have these days, we should talk.) Make it a point to hop right on that ride and make the most of your...
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Use All The Input!

“Our brain is mapping the world. Often that map is distorted, but it’s a map with constant immediate sensory input.”
– E.O. Wilson

Every single thing that ever occurs in your day has information for you; even things you really don’t like.

ESPECIALLY things you don’t like. any time you encounter...

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Be True To Yourself

“Sometimes, being true to yourself means changing your mind. Self changes, and you follow.”
– Vera Nazarian
From the time we could walk and talk, we began emulating the people around us. Our parents, our siblings; later teachers and other authority figures would add their input and opinions as to who we should be...
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Fall in Love as Often as You Can

“He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals”
– Benjamin Franklin
Do you remember how it feels to be newly in love? How the sun shines brighter, your steps are light and your heart sings? Recapture that feeling. Fall in love with your husband all over again, fall in love with your home, or your child, or...
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