Author Archives: 1/2 Mad

Decorate like you did when you were a kid

Remember when you were a kid and what fascinating beauty you could make out of simple pieces of paper? I am happy to say that I am now into week three of Walking in This World. I am so excited!  I … Continue reading

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Try a self-directed, self-help book course of action

(Use books like “The Artist’s Way” by Julia Cameron, “The Happiness Project” by Gretchen Rubin, books by Wayne Dyer, etc.) January 2014, time to make resolutions!  I usually keep a few, but somehow fall behind on most of them.  Every … Continue reading

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Write journal entries about who you are

I will continually chip away at the block of fear that imprisons my feet so I can dance a funky little jig.. (A) I have been an intermittent journal writer since grade school, mostly when I am overwhelmed with things I … Continue reading

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Give something up for Lent

Remember that you are dust and to dust you will return. (from Genesis 3:19) I remember hearing these words every Ash Wednesday and as a child what it meant is that I would get ashes on my forehead and would … Continue reading

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Walk barefoot in the snow

This will certainly wake you up!  How long will you sleepwalk through life?  Maybe a little discomfort is what you need. (A) If if you are feeling numb, whether it’s body, mind, or heart, maybe you need a little invigoration.  Step outside … Continue reading

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Take responsibility for the dumb things you do

A chief is a man who assumes responsibility. He says “I was beaten,” he does not say “My men were beaten”.  (Antoine de Saint-Exupery)  I saw the quote above and thought it was perfect, although it breaks the pattern of … Continue reading

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Change an “ing” to an “ed”

Overcome an addiction totally. Go from “recovering” to recovered!  Too often it seems we hold onto a debilitated state. (J) J continues “We are recovering alcoholics, sex addicts.  We have scars from childhood, a failed marriage, a personal tragedy.  Do … Continue reading

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Clutter Bust to create some room to think

No clutter is labeled “CLUTTER”. Clutter is invisible.  It was put in its location subconsciously. That’s why you have to ask if each thing is truly helpful to you or if it’s clutter.  Sometimes the most cherished thing is clutter.  … Continue reading

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Don’t get too buried in the numbers

Don’t get stuck in the numbers of  what society tells you you should have…your age, your waistline, your income – while waiting for life’s lottery, people die. (J) That’s right.  Why waste your life wishing to be something or someone … Continue reading

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Put a galaxy on your ceiling

Create the cosmos above where you dream. (A) Use the current constellations or create your own and contemplate the heavens. Make stories of gods and heroes to look up to at night.  Cast your eyes above into the dark to … Continue reading

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