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JoAnne Ceccarelli-Egan's Writings

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May.07.2013
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 Some years back, I took a “modified” Sabbatical because I was burnt out. At the end of that time, I wrote the Journey Back to Self program and entered a whole new adventure in my life and career. While I am not in such dire straits, I am no longer tapping the passion that I used to have. Instead of letting “God drive my car” and inspire me in my writing, or...
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Apr.03.2013
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   One of my deepest desires is to be a Blessing to others. It is no wonder that the Peace Prayer by Francis of Assisi is the blueprint for my life.                                   ...
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Mar.06.2013
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     Are you stuck in an unhealthy relationship or situation and want to get out? Are you tired of wasting your time, money and energy on activities or people?  Are you ready to remove this bad habit in order to be happier? Read this article and learn strategies that will help you to do exactly that. This month, I invite you to become a...
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Feb.06.2013
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Are you often at cross purpose with those you love?  Do you feel frustrated because no one seems to hear you?  When a couple enters counseling feeling this way, I generally find that they are using non-productive techniques to communicate with each other. While they care about each other, they feel misunderstood, frustrated or unloved. When having a...
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Jan.02.2013
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During the four weeks before Christmas, I try to prepare emotionally and spiritually for the Sacred Holiday. As is my custom, I practice new constructive behavior with the hope of incorporating them permanently into my life. This year, my goal was to immerse myself more fully in the present moment and develop a more positive attitude. To help me accomplish this,...
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Dec.01.2012
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 December is upon us and for those of you who live in the United States and Europe; it is a season of darkness. To compound the bleakness, if you live on the East Coast, you have recently experienced Storm Sandy and might have been without power. There are also other forms of darkness; you might suffer from the darkness of depression, loneliness, chronic...
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Nov.02.2012
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It was a breezy October morning and I decided to squeeze in a bike ride before I saw my clients. There was a small window of time; before I arrived at the office I also had phone calls to return and a few tasks to complete.  As is often the case, ever efficient, I decided to ride to the farm stand and get corn for dinner. I was riding quickly on this cool...
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Oct.02.2012
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 Have you ever been judged? Have you ever been made to feel “odd” or “different”? We all have unique personality traits which go against the norm. Because of these differences, we are sometimes judged and made to feel odd or that there is something wrong with us. Because we live by set of rules and expectations, we in turn judge others by our standards. Our...
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Sep.03.2012
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   In the June tip, I wrote that I felt an invitation to “Get Out of the Box and Dream” this summer.  As is my habit, I curtailed every responsibility, except my therapy practice, and took a modified sabbatical. Unlike the four previous summers, I had endless time. I was not moving, planning a wedding or recovering from surgery.  This left me...
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Jun.04.2012
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Years ago, an inner voice invited me to “get out of the box and dream”. It has been one of my goals since that time.  You can imagine my delight when last month I found this piece of art in a Museum. The girl reminded me of myself, even having the long hair that I had when I was younger. The artwork inspired the June tip which serendipitously coincides with...