Are You Suffering? How To Find Meaning Through Life Difficulties

This weekend I am visiting a friend who lives in Virginia, not far from Washington, D.C. On Saturday, we decided to go in to D.C. to tour the Holocaust Museum.

Needless to say, the experience was profound. For me, it was profoundly shocking and surreal.

Walking through one of the cattle cars that transported thousands of Jews to their deaths, I felt overwhelmed by all of the suffering that one box car contained.

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Do People Accuse You Of Being Highly Sensitive?

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“Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.” ~Edgar Allen Poe

As long as I can remember, my hyper-sensitivity has been a running theme in my life.

When I was a child, I could easily pick up on the subtle undercurrents going on in my house. When the mood shifted from normal to tense, I was quick to notice it and quick to try to set things right. My mom called me “the little peacemaker.”

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25 Ways To Create Your Personal New Year’s Revolution

“The unexamined life is not worth living.” ~Socrates

Most New Year's resolutions fail.

You probably know this if you've ever made one and attempted to keep it.

You start out strong with great determination and enthusiasm. But after a few weeks, your resolve fades away, and you are back to your old routine and habits.

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30 Good Karma Things To Do With Small Gaps Of Time

If you cut to the chase of the meaning of life, it's the “meaning” part that we all long for.

Beyond all of the stuff, thrills, and happiness we pursue on any given day, in the long run, we just want to feel like we've made an impact on the world in some way. We need to know we've made a difference with our one little life.

But does the idea of making an impact on the world cause you to hyperventilate  — like you might have to join the Peace Corp or adopt an orphan from Indonesia?

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The 52-Week Life Passion Project Book Is Now Available!

Dear friends and readers, I am so thrilled to announce the release of my first book, The 52-Week Life Passion Project.

This book is the culmination of all that I learned on my personal search for life passion, leading me to my career as a coach and blogger, as well as my experiences with clients and my years supporting others in their passions when I was a PR professional.

The 52-Week Life Passion Project is a book of weekly lessons and actions designed to help you uncover your life passion and create an actionable plan to make it real in your life.

As you work through the book and undertake the weekly actions, you will begin to gradually shift from the life you have now to a life you create for yourself — one that is . . .

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Life Lessons From The Person And Character Of Abraham Lincoln

This weekend I saw the movie Lincoln.

If you haven't seen it, and even if you have no interest in history or the Civil War or in Abraham Lincoln, I encourage you to see this movie.

Daniel Day Lewis, who plays Lincoln, captures the essence, demeanor, and character of Lincoln in such a way that you feel you know the man.

And oh how I wish I did.

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8 Great Books For Fall Reading

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I am a changed woman.

I never thought I would turn my back on printed books. But it appears I'm moving in that direction.

Books have been a huge part of my life since I learned to read. In fact, I chose an English major in college, mostly because it allowed me to read a lot.

There have always been stacks of books next to my bed. There are books lining my bookshelves, and I have books in boxes that I can't bear to give away.

But once I start using a Kindle (a gift from my children), I've found I am switching my allegiance. I feel a bit guilty about it since books have been my friends for so long. But the Kindle offers several benefits I can't get with real book.

  • I read more books with the Kindle. For some reason, I read faster using it. And I can order a new book without the delaying of going to a bookstore or ordering one online.
  • It is much easier to hold while reading in bed. This is where I do 90% of my reading. Books get heavy and cumbersome. The Kindle is lightweight and easy to maneuver no matter what position you're in while reading.
  • It is much easier for travel. Because it's so slim and lightweight, it's a no-brainer to choose it over a heavier book when traveling.

I will never give up real books altogether. They are still my first love. But in the past few months, I've been consuming Kindle books at an astounding rate and have read some that are really outstanding. I thought I'd share a few of my favorites with you.

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