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Do You Really Want to Be Happy?

Recently, I helped a business acquaintance to solve an issue that was causing them some grief and problems. They were very upset, and I had to spend a fair amount of time just helping them shift in a neutral emotional position to even begin to consider some helpful options. After several conversations, we finally found a solution, and the problem …

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Leaving Your Mark

This week, I have a fable to share: The Pencil The pencil-maker took the pencil aside, just before putting it into the box. “There are five things you need to know before I send you out into the world,” he said. “Always remember these five things, and you’ll be a great pencil. “One: You are capable of many great things, …

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Things Are Always Working Out for Me

One of my favorite sayings when a wonderful little happy-stance happens for me is, “Life is always working out for me.” I often whisper it to Tom, accompanied by a little wink, and use it as “one more piece of proof” when the perfect spot opens up in a crowded parking lot or my flight is delayed on the very …

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Looking Through a Clearer Lens

Dr. Glenn, my optometrist asks, “Katherine, please read the letters on line 3 of the eye chart for me.” Looking through the apparatus he has swung before my eyes, I strain to read the letters and attempt to recite the information correctly back to him. The letters are small and blurry… difficult to decipher. Looking through this particular lens, I feel natural and …