The Skeleton Keys #2: Hope in Yourself

Hope 11/23/2019 America, the land of opportunity. It is the reason so many come to this country. They want a better life than what is possible by staying in their own countries. Here is a chance to live the rags to riches story. Here is the chance for success that they dream of. This is […]

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Better Than Planned

Hope 11/16/2019 My friend started in the restaurant industry as a means to support himself through college. First a server, then a bartender. A few more years and then an assistant manager. The cost to get a doctorate in Psychology was too much. My friend stayed in the restaurant industry and is now a general […]

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The Two Step Process to Achieving the Best Day Ever

Hope 11/9/2019 The rational part of you, your mind, has had enough. It makes an agreement with the emotional part you, your heart. The mind tells your heart, “We can’t keep going on like this. We were meant to do better.” The heart sees the logic. Together the mind and heart go to the body […]

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Believe It Is Possible

Hope 11/2/2019 Alec has been going to a new gym over the last couple of months. With no boys’ gymnastics class available in our area, he has moved to parkour. His coach teaches gymnastics as well, and she is demanding some very technical skills from him that he has not had to do before. Even […]

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Keep Dreaming

Hope 10/19/2019 I have been thinking about dreams lately. My dreams at night have become more and more vivid. Not only vivid, but stimulating enough to activate my mind and keep it awake for several hours afterwards. This is a bummer if I have only been asleep for ten minutes, which is what happened to […]

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I’ll Step Aside While You Create

Hope 10/12/2019 Alec loves to draw. He loves to fold paper into different shapes. But after countless boats, airplanes, paper wallets, and swords, my wife and I told him to stop wasting all that paper. Looking back on it, I am starting to think the cease and desist order was a mistake. Alec wants to […]

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Spark the Desire

You could wish upon a star, make a request to the universe, or even pray to the deity you serve. But none of it will make a difference, unless you put some energy into the thing you desire. A wish is a desire without energy.  –Paramanhansa Yogananda What is energy? It is action. And what […]

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Are You Really Too Old?

Hope 9/23/2019 Have you ever heard someone say they are too old to do something? After hearing it, you look at the person and try to qualify the statement. If he is older, you would think his statement makes sense. It he is not very old, then you wonder if age is really the issue.  […]

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Stuck

Ever find yourself stuck, not knowing where to go, unsure of the next chapter in your life? Of course, you have big plans, hopes, and dreams, but you seemed to have stalled? The ship left the yard. Sleek, shiny, and new. It was built to cut through the roughest of seas. But without a navigator, […]

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Hope 5/11/2019: Into the Light

We must remain hopeful even in the darkest of times. This is when the real test comes and we begin to change into our future selves. Here is where we find our mettle. Here, where we evolve. Think back to the darkest moments of the past. You survived. You became stronger. You saw the light […]

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