Resilience

The longer I live the more I realize that life is a very difficult proposition.  No one has it easy.  Everyone has a burden or two and some days those burdens are heavier than other days.  At times we feel like we’re being crushed with no relief in sight.  That’s when we need resilience. The […]

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Intensity

I come from an intense family.  My father was intense.  My siblings are intense.  And I can be intense at times. So what does that mean?  From what I’ve observed, intensity has to do with one’s level of passion in living, speaking and acting. I come from a loud family and part of our intensity […]

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Revolution

What would your life be like if you started a revolution in 2012?  I’m not talking about taking over another country, more like taking direct control over your life and totally changing the way you operate it.  When I consulted the dictionary for a good definition of the word revolution, I found many and here’s […]

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New You

I’ve often wondered why people make New Year resolutions.  I’m questioning a practice that only 8% of people who make them are able to keep them. According to Stephen Shapiro who did a study and published such statistics, 24%  never succeed and have failed on every resolution every year. That means that 3 out of […]

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The Gift

I have very few memories of celebrating Christmas when I was growing up. Needless to say I wasn’t one of those children who received gifts on Christmas day.  Before you start feeling sorry for me, please realize that I think it was a cultural thing with my family.  I really didn’t miss the celebration or […]

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Determination

The rain fell most of the night and the morning is damp and humid.  The sky is overcast and the sun is struggling to come out to play but the clouds won’t let it.  The foliage surrounding me is Caribbean green and the wild flowers have a richness of color that can only be described […]

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Thanksgiving

You are probably the best person you know and at times it may feel like the worst person you know.  If that’s the case for you, welcome to the human race.  Unfortunately, humans tend to look at themselves in a more negative than positive manner most of the time.  If you’ve read my tidbits over […]

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Courageous

A while back, my son took me to see a movie called courageous.  It was one of the best movies I’ve seen in a very long time.  I think the fact that I was hanging out with my son was a huge bonus since we really like each other.  However, the movie was also really […]

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Trusting

Trusting The word trust conjures different thoughts in the mind of different people.  For some people trusting can be a real chore. For others trust comes naturally. So what is trust? The dictionary describes trust as a “firm reliance on the integrity, ability, or character of a person or thing.” The very definition of trust […]

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Openness

Openness Depending on your personality; how you were raised and where you were raised, you may naturally be a closed or an open person.  The sanguine personality has no problem appearing open.  The melancholic has no problem appearing closed.  However, allowing others to see the real you and allowing yourself to see others for who […]

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