• Good Energy Tip(s): Know & Act

    Date: 2014.10.22 | Category: Sweet Talk | Response: 0

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    Today’s tip is twofold, because even though it’s fine to have one without the other, when you put both into play at the same time, results are exponentially better.

    There’s this thing we do—and by ‘we’ I mean people in general, and more specifically, I mean women—because I am one and I’ve got lots of experience with this issue. Even more to the point, I mean you know who you are—and, this thing, it really gets on my nerves. The ‘thing’ is: denying what we know.
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  • Today’s Good Energy Tip: Count!

    Date: 2014.10.22 | Category: Sweet Talk | Response: 0

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    Every now and again, it’s good to go back to basics, to do an inventory of all we’ve got. Particularly when we’re feeling depleted or just plain ‘over it.’ Last weekend, I was talking with a dear friend who phrased it perfectly. He said, “Unlike lots of places in the world right now, I can walk down the street and feel like a king because I know that when I go home, I can flick a switch and lights will come on; I can turn a faucet and I’ll get fresh running water; I can go to the grocery store at any time of day or night knowing it’ll be filled with food enough to feed me for a lifetime. It’s all in how you look at it.”
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  • National Poetry Day

    Date: 2014.10.02 | Category: Sweet Talk | Response: 0

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    Escaping the cage.

    So, I heard today was National Poetry Day. Now, I’m not sure if it’s just the in the UK or if it’s here in the US, too. I’ve decided to honor the day anyway. Besides, it’s never not a good time for poetry, honey. For the past three years, a fellow writer and friend of mine write and share one poem a day throughout the entire month of April, which is, you probably guessed it, National Poetry Month.
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  • Getting to Safety

    Date: 2014.09.28 | Category: Sweet Talk | Response: 0

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    Safety first: It’s a huge rule at any stage of development. The law requires established safety zones, hard hats, protective glasses, fenced boundaries, even special belts and boots on the job, and they’re easy to spot. On a construction site, every worker knows their lives depend on being safe. And in case they have any questions about it, there are guidelines. Not so much in our daily lives, though.
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  • False Awakenings

    Date: 2014.09.27 | Category: Sweet Talk | Response: 0

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    woman waking from sleep

    There’s a moment between sleep and waking when anything’s possible. I was reminded of that earlier this week. I was lying in bed, eyes still thick with sleep, when it occurred to me that I didn’t know where I was. I looked around my room and had to pause a moment to recall my surroundings before letting myself stir. My disorientation lasted all of five seconds, but the impressions from that moment still linger.
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