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Give Yourself a Chance

Angie Affirmations, Awareness, Dreams, Inspiration, Mantras, Positive, Thoughts 2 Comments

“We often want it so badly that we ruin it before it begins. Overthinking. Fantasizing. Imagining. Expecting. Worrying. Doubting. Just let it naturally evolve.” ~Unknown Dear Universe, Lately I’ve been thinking about how easy it is for our natural train of thought to default to the negative automatically. This idea keeps coming up in my own life and in conversations …

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How Your Dream Comes To Be

Angie Believe, Dreams, Gratitude, Growing, Inspiration, Path, Patience, Trust, Vision, Work 0 Comments

“Be careful what you water your dreams with. Water them with worry and fear and you will produce weeds that choke the life from your dream. Water them with optimism and solutions and you will cultivate success. Always be on the lookout for ways to turn a problem into an opportunity for success. Always be on the lookout for ways …

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Love Your Path

Angie Dreams, Inspiration, Mindful, Miracles, Motivation, Patience 0 Comments

“Personality begins where comparison leaves off. Be unique. Be memorable. Be confident. Be proud.”  ~Shannon L. Alder Dear Universe, A few years ago I was working with one of my Chinese international students. This student (I’ll call him J) was one of the most dynamic, kind, funny and hard working students I have ever had. He’s the type of student …

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Life is a Choice

Angie Choices, Hope, Inspiration, Lessons, Life, Open Mind, Opportunity, Try 2 Comments

“Beliefs are choices. First you choose your beliefs. Then your beliefs affect your choices.” ~Roy T. Bennett Dear Universe, The other day I had a dentist appointment. I know most people dread the dentist, and I admit it’s not my favorite place in the world to be, but I have such a lovely dental hygienist that it makes the visits …

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Why You Should Listen to Your No

Angie Inspiration, Instincts, Intuition, Lessons, Listen, No, Relationships, Trust, Truth, Yes 0 Comments

“…There are often many things we feel we should do that, in fact, we don’t really have to do. Getting to the point where we can tell the difference is a major milestone in the simplification process.” ~Elaine St. James Dear Universe, I think no is one of the hardest words to say. I know I’m not alone on this. …

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Enjoy the View

Angie Awareness, Insight, Inspiration, Mindful, New York City, Notice, Perspective, Present 2 Comments

“Making an effort to be mindful and present is not always enough. Action over effort triumphs each time.” Dear Universe, Last weekend David and I headed to New York City for a quick getaway. While we were there, we would see family and go to the Big East Championship game—which has now become a bit of a tradition. When we …

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Thanks For The Easy

Angie Blessings, Easy, Inspiration, Positive, Worries, Writing 2 Comments

“Without challenges, we would never grow or learn.  Without suffering, we would never recognize joy.” Dear Universe, Life is hard. That’s all I heard the other day when I was talking to a group of my writing students. There they were, slouched in their seats, looking worn and weary, venting about the hard things they are dealing with right now.  …