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Alex Blackwell is the author of Letting Go: 25 True Stories of Peace, Hope and Surrender and the founding editor of The BridgeMaker - a blog about letting go, faith and inspiration. Be sure to download Alex's free eBook How to Love Consciously and connect with him on Facebook.

“A vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it in.” – Robert Orben Vacation is here! July 25th has been circled on my desk calendar for the last two months – the day my family and […]

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“Life is like art. You have to work hard to keep it simple and still have meaning.” – Charles de Lint Living a meaningful life is enriching, rewarding and incredibly empowering. But best of all, living a meaningful life doesn’t […]

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There’s only one secret to lasting love. And here it is: There’s no secret at all. Like most things in life, anything worth having takes effort, commitment and a dose of faith. Love is the same way. Or at least […]

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Every now and then it’s a good idea to slow down, put life on hold and be still. In the stillness, you can… – hear yourself think – notice the sound of the wind – feel your heart beat – […]

“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin” – Mother Teresa Some days seem harder than others. On these days, mistakes seem magnified and the insults cut a little deeper. Some days life […]

“You are always a student, never a master. You have to keep moving forward.” – Conrad Hall Sometimes even when each step is planned with a flexible precision, life can surprise you. The unexpected bill; the unpredicted choice; or the […]

““We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.” – Sam Keen After more than 28 years of marriage, I’ve told me wife, “I love you” over a million times. […]

“Letting go gives us freedom and freedom is the only condition for happiness.” – Thich Nhat Hanh Letting go of the past might be one of the hardest things you do. It’s hard to do because the need to hold […]

“You are always free to change your mind and choose a different future, or a different past.” – Richard Bach Today is Independence Day in the United States – the Fourth of July. More than 200 years ago, the American […]

“Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson I turn 51 years old on Friday, July 5. A few weeks ago, my older daughter, Caitlin, checked the baseball schedule and noticed […]

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