January 26, 2016 Leave a comment
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David Bowie is dead.

This news shocked me awake two weeks ago on that Monday morning. I couldn’t believe it – still can’t. Tears and tributes and total disbelief from around the world, as social media exploded with the news.David Bowie is still in the news, a full fortnight after his death, with his first number one album and his music dominating the rest of the charts.

At the heart of this, is still the grief and disbelief.

There’s something about mourning someone you’ve never known personally.

There’s also something about mourning someone who had an enormous impact on so ...

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Winter Solstice

December 23, 2015 Leave a comment
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Today, in the Northern Hemisphere, we celebrate the Winter Solstice. As the shortest day and longest night of the year, the Solstice marks the turn from darkness to the rebirth of light.

Look around.

Light is EVERYWHERE this time of year. Sure, sunset is earlier. But as the sun dips below the horizon in a blaze of golden glory, small lights flicker to life on every street.

I don’t know about where you live, but around me there are a record number of holiday lights (Christmas, Yule, Winter Solstice, and lingering Diwali) hanging from the eaves of houses, framing windows, ...

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October 25, 2015 Leave a comment
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By Syndee Barwick 

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. – Lao Tzu 

First there’s the over-the-top enthusiasm, like you’ve become drunk on your dream, gulping down scenario after scenario. Oh, the things you’ll do! The lives you’ll change! The book you’ll write! The business you’ll start!

But then doubt creeps in, reality slaps you with its harsh truths, and the voices of naysayers – whether others’ voices in your head or to your face, or your own inner critic – deafen you, drowning those sparks ignited by your soul.

How do you keep going in ...

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August 31, 2015 Leave a comment
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"If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door" - Milton Berle

Are you missing opportunities in your life?

Do you wish you could get the next great opportunity in your life?

Have you ever looked at another person and thought "wow they are lucky"?

Do you realize "luck" most of the time has nothing to do with it?

Its about you and how you are.  To create opportunities in your life you need to work on you.  Don't envy the other person, emulate them.  Watch what they do, see how they are.  Most of the time it has to do ...

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A little Kindness goes a long way

August 26, 2015 Leave a comment
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Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.

~Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama

The world needs more kindness. 

We need to care for and care about one other, regardless of our similarities - or our differences. While you are unique, your neighbor is, too. And so is that woman sitting alone in the coffee shop, reading. Or that older man sitting on the bench, under the tree, feeding the birds.

Everyone faces their own journey, complete with highs and lows, triumphs and struggles. Some you those can see, while other challenges are internal. With that in mind, give people a little extra time or ...

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