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rina-macasaet's picture
Nov.03.2013
I was fortunate enough to have met her three times before she passed away. The first time I met her, I was immediately embraced by her warmth and maternal love. She had a gentle yet overwhelming positive way of making me feel welcome in her home. It was humbling.   She looked me in the eye and...
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Oct.29.2013
Excerpt from Joan Moran's blog in the Huffington Post, "Pause, Reflect and Give Thanks: The Power of Gratitude During the Holidays":   The holiday season is always an appropriate time to take a few minutes, pause, and reflect on the gifts you’ve been given, the people you love and cherish, and...
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Oct.22.2013
A healthy balance in all facets of life--physically, emotionally, intellectually and spiritually--is the key to maintaining optimal wellness. No matter how hard you work, your priority should be finding a healthy balance between your work and your personal life. Although this is a real...
david-c-dillon's picture
Oct.09.2013
I want to take a minute to say something about my fans. I love you guys. Not all of my fans buy my books. Some of you have just added me on FB and have questions about my life or ask how I feel about different things. I love our talks and I love getting to know you better and share about families...
rina-macasaet's picture
Sep.30.2013
Sugar free chocolate mousse truffle bar for dad. Chop vegetables for omelet tomorrow. Need pair of black flats and sandals. Thursday lunch with friends. Visit dad on Friday. Follow up dad’s dialysis records. Feeling blessed today, with thanks. Bring out suitcases for October trip. Pray for good...
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Sep.23.2013
Can you really stretch your mind so that you can achieve more out of life? Yes, absolutely, Yes! Mind stretching is the next revolution in personal development. I call the concept the Rubberband Revolution. It is the process of teaching the brain a new way of thinking by connecting the right/...
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Sep.04.2013
Raise your hand if you took time to count your blessings today. Do I see a few hands? Now give yourself a gold star if you can't even remember the last time you complained about how terrible your day was. Heck, give yourself two gold stars. Because my own positive attitude is a work-in-progress (at...
rina-macasaet's picture
Aug.31.2013
September welcomes autumn and the turning of leaves. It reminds me of mom’s birthday and how much I miss her. September brings me goodness that surprises beyond anticipation.   I wake to another turn in my life in the right direction. A breakthrough always shows up when you least expect it....
amy-palleson's picture
Aug.14.2013
This morning, I felt it.  As I sometimes do.  I had risen before I wanted—in the service of a dog across town whom I adore--and walked out my front door to a life that loved me. Because there was a quiet peace in the world.  And a cool stillness.  And I paused on my porch while...
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May.27.2013
My mom was the impetus behind A.v.A.—my weed-smoking boyfriend--coming to live with us.  The year was 1987—I was eighteen--and A.v.A. was an injured bird—motherless, practically fatherless, and a senior in high school—so, when his dad finally went MIA, my mom dove into action so as to prevent...