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On Fire: Finding Your Gift And Using It

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“Follow Your Bliss.” But HOW?

posted by grose

Let’s be honest. Life is good, bad, fun, terrible, beautiful and painful. Filmmaker Patrick Solomon reports he “struggled with hardship, suffered defeats…and tried to make sense of [his] world.” Seeing life through the lens of Joseph Campbell’s “hero’s journey” strengthened […]

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How to Steer Your Life

posted by grose

Somewhere each day we have to fall in love with someone, something, some moment, event, phrase. Somehow each day we must allow the softening of the heart.  Otherwise our hearts will move inevitably toward hardness. We will move toward cynicism, […]

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Your Story: the journey of your heart

posted by grose

This post is a postscript to Finding Your Own Story.  Stories are the only enchantment possible for when we begin to see our suffering as a story, we are saved. -A. Nin diary 1943 I used to think life was […]

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Check yourself–do you really want to be on fire?

posted by grose

In my armed chair at my computer to write. I go inward seeking a flame…smoldering embers… a spark at least. Words to keep your heart and mine burning. My blog title is On Fire: finding your gift and using it! […]

Got a dream? You also need a DARE.

posted by grose

Monday morning. The first day of the week brings fresh hopes and dreams. I imagine better, clearer ways to be true, to give the Gift entrusted to me. But there’s always something. I live on a mini-ranch. Letting the horses […]

The word that ‘kills’ your dream & the one that lets it loose

posted by grose

There is a word that – keeps you down, – deepens your fears, – squelches your dreams and – hands you off to addictions and distractions—television, video games, shopping, wine, porn—ensuring you waste your life. The word is this: H […]

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A Psychologist, a Dead Chicken, and the Back Door
I read a book about the impact of childhood memories. The author, a well-known psychologist, wrote that if we recall our three most vivid memories, we’d see who we are. Or, he could describe to us what we’re like…something like that. I’ve given it a lot of thought. For me, traveling ba

posted 6:21:14pm Jul. 10, 2013 | read full post »

Chaos Gave Me 4 Truths and a Path
My elderly father succumbed to a stroke. Then bed bugs arrived in the house I just completed decorating. The creepy, blood-sucking insects infested again and again. Thirdly, a new friend turned postal…frightening me with her behavior.My world teetered dangerously out of control. In the midst of

posted 3:14:25pm Jul. 05, 2013 | read full post »

One Thing to do with your life
Think about it:  You didn’t ask to be born. You don’t know exactly where you came from or where you’re going—if anywhere—after you die.  Yet, you’re here. Living in this place and time.  For a

posted 9:30:11am Jul. 02, 2013 | read full post »

An Ex-boyfriend, Two Professors and ~ How To Coach Another Person
It was the worst time to fall apart. The final semester of my senior year in college was for completing projects and planning my future. Instead, I was depressed. Hardly able to get out of bed. Skipping classes. Doing the bare minimum, if that. The reason was my boyfriend—EX-boyfriend. Our b

posted 2:30:52pm Jun. 20, 2013 | read full post »

Getting Nowhere? ~ A Rescue
To myself: You’re unproductive. You’re too emotional. Insecure. Scaredy-cat. Just push ahead, stupid! Look at Joe (or Susan). He gets after it every day. Steady outcomes. Can’t you be more like th

posted 4:18:13pm Jun. 18, 2013 | read full post »

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