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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.  …

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Happy, Positive People

Angie Choices, Choose Love, Energy, Happiness, Healing, Positive, Try, Uplift 0 Comments

“You can be happy every day.  There is no secret formula.  You simple have to do this one very simple and very difficult thing: choose.” Dear Universe, I love being around happy, positive people.  I think most of us do. Happy people have an aura about them that radiates even from a distance.  You see it in their smiles or …

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Adults Behaving Badly: Protect Your Energy

Angie Forgiveness, Healing, Insight, Intuition, Keep Calm, Kindness, Mantras, Mindfulness, Notice, Peace, Positive, Relationships, Soul, Try, Vibes, Washington DC, Words 0 Comments

“It’s an unfortunate truth, but a lesson to learn.  While your intentions may be pure and true, not everyone has the same heart as you.” Dear Universe, When we were little kids, it was pretty easy to spot a bully. Usually, it was the kid in class whose daily mission was a relentless pursuit in the misery of others.  On …

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Ride the Waves

Angie Changes, Faith, Growing, Lessons, Letting Go, Life, Positive, Trust, Waiting 0 Comments

“Sometimes you go through things that seem huge at the time, like a mysterious glowing cloud devouring your entire community. While they’re happening, they feel like the only thing that matters and you can hardly imagine that there’s a world out there that might have anything else going on. And then the glow cloud moves on. And you move on. …

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The Year of the Monkey

Angie Beginnings, Believe, Chinese New Year, Future, Horoscopes, Meanings, New Year, Outlook, Positive, Superstitions, Symbols, Valentine's Day 1 Comment

“Every year is a new beginning, but so is every day. Take a deep breath and begin.” Dear Universe, This week marks the Chinese New Year.  I heard that it was the Year of the Monkey (Red Fire Monkey, to be exact) and as I usually do, I wanted to research to see what this could symbolize for 2016. The …

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While You’re Waiting, Read This

Angie Appreciation, Balance, Faith, Gratitude, Insight, Lessons, Life, Manifesting, Mindfulness, Patience, Positive, Thoughts, Time, Timing, Waiting 0 Comments

“Patience is not the ability to wait, but how you act while you are waiting.” ~Joyce Meyer Dear Universe, The other day I was cooking risotto for dinner. Risotto is a dish that takes time to make.  You have to let it simmer.  You have to slowly stir it and walk away and then slowly stir it some more. Mostly …

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The Power of Powerball: Why Dreaming is Priceless

Angie Believe, Dreams, Hope, Inspiration, Lessons, Mindful, Positive, Try, Wonder 0 Comments

“I dream.  Sometimes I think that’s the only right thing to do.” ~Haruki Murakami Dear Universe, This past week the Powerball lottery reached an all-time high: $1.5 billion. And all around me, people were in a ticket-buying frenzy.  (Full disclosure: I was one of those people.) Some stood in line for hours while others superstitiously hopped from location to location …