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*The Day I Met John Lennon

I was eight years old. My parents were watching the Ed Sullivan Show. At school the next day, some girls were all huddled around each other showing cards they had of each of the Beatles. It was an interesting time. Like there was some kind of electricity in the air. I don't know. ...

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Attention Theft: How to Remain at Cause Over The Hijacking of Your Own Mind

In the current environment you may sometimes feel that your attention is on a thousand different things. · In actuality it’s not on a thousand different things, but that’s what it feels like, right? · And this is important to understand with respect to your attention because one, ...

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Heridas de bala: La Invalidación Encubierta Expuesta

Invalidación. · Cuando lees la palabra invalidación puede que te produzca una emoción o sensación inmediata. · Es casi como si hubieras puesto el pie en la tumba de un remoto Indio. · Sientes la presencia de algo que te hace pararte. · Invalidación. · ¿Lo ves? · Al principi ...

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An Ex- is Not a Hex...

I met her. · She was kind. She was funny. · She had an engaging personality. · She would giggle a certain way. She would smile at you like you thought no one would ever smile at you like that. · She could make you a tuna sandwich that you swear by some sorcery or magic she includ ...

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A Chance Meeting: A Masked Moment in Time

I was sitting down to eat at a local restaurant when an attractive woman wearing a multi-colored mask approached my table… · “Scuze me, may I sit here? she asks with a smile. · (By the way, a covid mask may or may not stop a virus, but it certainly cannot hide a radiant smile). · ...

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Falling Head over Heels: A Crazy and Wonderful Somersault in Life...

If I asked you what you thought the term “head over heels" · meant, you might reply it means something like being madly in love. · And you would be right. · But there’s more to this expression. · Which I became interested in since I had experienced this exact feeling in my not to ...

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Cooped Up, Corona, and Crazy.

Your problem isn’t a virus. · Your problem has never been a virus. · Not when you had the flu, the measles, or the mumps. · Your problem is being cooped up. · You got through the measles and every flu you’ve ever had. · And you talk to friends and family on the phone or Facetime ...

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Refusing to Look: The One-Way Conversation in Your Head

Your partner, colleague, or friend is communicating their viewpoint about something to you. · If you can completely look at what they’re saying, you’ll be fine. · However, at the exact moment you find yourself resisting what they are saying, you are no longer looking. · You are ...

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False Listening: What Happens When Couples Don't Listen with The Intention to Understand...

When you listen to a bird singing, all your attention zeroes in on the melodic sound coming from the bird. · When you’re listening to your favorite song your attention is often completely immersed in the song. · When you’re having a latte outside your coffee shop and out of nowh ...

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You Never Grow Old if You're Always a Kid...

You remember when you were a kid in school standing in line and someone would cut in front of you? · Deep down in our school-kid-soul we knew this was not cool. · And this is what age is trying to do now. · Age is trying to cut in line. · Mirror Madness: · See, you know it’s tr ...

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Telling Your Partner the Truth: Why it's Not So Easy...

I was trying to recall when was the first time I heard this phrase: · “Liar, liar, pants on fire.” · I know it was sometime very early in grade school. · And I got to thinking that in grade school we would have sensed or heard something that in our grade school heads was an alarm ...

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The Perception of Counter Intention...

A counter intention is an intention counter to your intention. · Simple. · You want to go to Paris and your husband does not. · You have a great idea for your company’s expansion and your boss doesn’t think so. · You want to have sex with your wife tonight and you can feel that s ...

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Why We Invented Forgetting...

If you look up the word forget it means: · “a failure to remember.” · So in the actual DNA of the word forget is a failure. · A failure to remember. · And I’m here to enlighten you on how the hell you can "fail to remember." · Responsibility: · Envision responsibility as a full c ...

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Parking Brake Communication: What You Didn't Say...

Ever pull out of your driveway and as you're driving slowly down the street wonder why your car is a bit sluggish when just yesterday it ran great? · You drive a bit more and you think okay your daughter ran an errand with your car last night but didn’t say anything. · You drive ...

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Wrinkles, Relationships, and 2020

Ever tried to iron a blouse or shirt and then somehow you ironed a wrinkle into your blouse or shirt? · You know. The kind that no matter how much you spray it or iron over it, it’s like there now staring back at you, right? · And it just happens to be on the front of your blouse ...

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The Feeling of Friendship

You can ask a dozen different people how they would define a friend and you’ll get a dozen different answers. · Some similar, some very different. · You can Google “friend,” and you will see there are definitions that range from “one who is an acquaintance” to “one who is not hos ...

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Reaching Your Goals, Flying Monkeys, and Dorothy's Unrelenting Intention...

Intention: · The word intention comes from intend. And when you dig deeper its roots mean to “extend or stretch.” · And I’m not talking about, “Can you stretch and touch your toes without bending your knees?” · Intention or intending is a spiritual phenomena. · When you intended ...

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Considerations: How They Rob You of The Aliveness in Your Relationships...

You have something you want to tell your spouse or partner. · It’s something you’ve been mulling over in your mind to talk with them about. · But you have some considerations. · Consider is from consīderāre, meaning "to observe, think about." · So, you observe the situation wit ...

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Radioactive Texting

You may be asking yourself what the hell is radioactive texting? · Well, I’m willing to bet you've experienced it and not known quite what to call it. · So, I gave it a name. · And just for context, here is a simple example of a normal text. · Elaine: “Hey, honey, can you pick ...

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You Are The Wonder in the World...

Admire: · The word comes from Late 16th century Latin admirari, from ad- ‘at’ + mirari ‘wonder’. · The 16th Century. · That’s when Michelangelo was hanging out. · A Lesson from Michelangelo: · You step inside the Sistine Chapel. Your gaze is seemingly levitated to the ceiling. · ...

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