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My Morning Routine

So, this is a thing, is it? Morning routines, shared? I’m game. Morning has been the one time of day when I can carve out sanity and peacefulness for myself. I am an early riser on purpose so that I can ensure I’m able to get into the right headspace for dealing with life and achieve my goals. I work from home, and I haven’t had an office outside the home since 1998. It allows me more flexibility in creative pursuits while being a mom. As a mom, my mornings have ranged from horrifically sleep deprived to amazingly wonderful and centering. Since moving to Mount Shasta, I’ve really committed to keeping a morning routine. I think it’s been critical to my happiness. What is your …

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Say Yes to Everything

I was sitting in my office coding a web site when the call came in. It wasn’t very good news. In fact, it was the opposite of what I wanted to hear. I wanted to tell the person their offer was unacceptable. But a memory came back to me. Without thinking, I said “Yes.” Gulp. I said yes to something I didn’t want. Then I said, “And…” and I told them what I did want. It seems contradictory. But it wasn’t really. It was the epitome of win-win. They got what they wanted, and I got what I wanted. And what I wanted made the “Yes” totally worth it. What was the memory? Read on… Can you say “Yes” all the time? Yes. Yes, you can. …

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Magical Bubble of Experience

With Max at his dad’s for the weekend, and Mark training in Arizona, Claire has been rather dismayed that she’s “stuck home with mom.” I know, I’m so awful… the woman who feeds her, nurtures her, reads to her, and takes her all over creation to explore. So I’ve made an extra effort to take her places while her dad and brother are away. We went to the Science Works museum in Ashland, Oregon. She LOVES this place, and for a small town like Ashland, it’s a great kid’s museum. I consider myself a connoisseur of kid’s museums, having lived and traveled all over the place with my kids. My favorite is San Jose’s Children’s Discovery Museum, but I’ve only been there when it was …

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Excelling During Turbulent Times

Last year, I wrote a post on Mark’s blog about surviving the shift. I’ve been reminded that we’re still in the midst of some pretty amazing, big changes in how consciousness operates in physical reality. The shift isn’t over. In fact, I think it’s accelerating. My focus on the shift has changed. Instead of thinking about how to survive the shift, now I’m thinking about how I can excel during the shift. The key to excelling during the shift is inside you. Wealth is about perspective My grandfather worked for IBM during the great depression. While I never met him (he died before I was born), the story goes that he made quite a bit of money during one of the most turbulent times in …

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Mindfulness for Busy Moms

I am a big advocate of meditation as a method of clearing unproductive thoughts. Very rarely do helpful things happen in the mind, but meditation is the best tool for clearing those unhelpful thoughts so that more productive ones can come forth. “The mind is a terrible master, but a wonderful servant.” As you watch your thoughts, you’ll notice some patterns. Some thoughts are about the past. Some thoughts are about the future. Very rarely, you will have a thought that is helpful in the here and now. And those productive thoughts seem to creep in when you’re focusing your mind on something else. Productive, inspired thoughts are often a result of meditation. And honestly, those inspired thoughts often begin as a feeling rather than …

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The Wealth Diet Free on Kindle Today

To celebrate the first day of summer, I’m offering The Wealth Diet for free on Kindle today, June 20, 2012. If you don’t have a Kindle, you can still get the book for free and read it using the free Kindle app on your iPad, your iPhone, Android, or even on your PC or Mac. I don’t have a Kindle either, but I have an iPad, and I really like the Kindle app on the iPad for reading books. It gives me the ability to read in bed, in the dark, without burning my eyes out or turning on lights. I can choose my fonts. I can customize the experience of reading to my own particular idiosyncrasies. I really appreciate eBook reading, and the devices …

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Redefining the Perfect Life

There is an epidemic of false perfection in America. It is perpetrated by the media, but it is accepted by you. You, like me, fall into guilty pleasures of fantasy that some people have it made, that some people have all the luck, that some people have found “the secret” to living a perfect life. You believe that those living the lifestyles of the rich and famous are somehow wealthier than you. In order to experience what they have, you must redefine wealth. Wealth is so much more than money. I’ve had money, I’ve had fancy possessions, and I have had many interactions with those you may consider to be rich and famous. Last month, I ended up sitting at dinner next to a rich …

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