I’m sorry, please forgive me…

knife blade in the forge
Those are the words that begin the Hawaiian ho’oponopono ritual of forgiveness. If you aren’t familiar with it, it goes like this:

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Say Goodbye – Say Hello

This post comes about because a colleague of mine, Lois Hart, sent her new book to me. I thought you might like to see how relevant it was for me and how you could use it too.

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Unplug and Recharge

Be kinder to yourself. And then let your kindness flood the world. ~Pema Chodron

My sister decided to leave town for a few days. 

She planned to rent a hotel room, soak in the sun by the pool and read a book.  Or several books.  Her workplace was closing for the July 4 holiday and there was nothing else pressing on her agenda, so why not?

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Not my monkey – Not my zoo

monkey looking into a mirror: Anytime you think the problem is "out there" that thought is the problem. Stephen Covey

I don’t remember where I picked up that phrase, nor who coined it.  It’s probably the punchline to a tired old joke.

But I can tell you, it is one handy way to help you recognize your boundaries.

I remember a former co-worker of mine.  I’ll call her Mary.  She is a loving mother and grandmother.  Her son is a pretty good guy, but he married

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A dream of a book

Last night before I went to bed, I finished Alyson Stanfield’s book, “I’d Rather Be in the Studio: The Artist’s No-excuse Guide to Self-promotion.  It’s written for working artists who want to grow, and full disclosure, Alyson and I work together.

It must have lingered in my consciousness as I slept because this is what I wrote in my dream journal this morning:

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I’m Overwhelmed Because I Have NO TIME!!

clock with people rushing
When I’m waiting, time slows waaaaaay down.  I remember many times sitting at my desk wondering how many years till Friday.  Or how many hours it will take to get from 4:55 to 5:00.  Don’t even get me started on the centuries a root canal can last. But when I sit down to

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