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The Courage to Love Yourself

How do you love yourself? You show love for yourself by acting in the same way you show love for others.

word poster, gentle blue waves against sandy beach. “Love yourself without criticism, conditions, punishment or fear.” Give yourself compassion. Nurture your body and soul and mind. When you need time, take it. When you need care, give yourself the care you need. Reward yourself from time to time, sometimes for a job well done, and sometimes for no reason other than you cherish yourself. Acknowledge and accept all of yourself and embrace your good actions while forgiving yourself for your mistakes. Learn from them both. When you have the courage to love yourself, you can receive love from others. Letting others love you opens the way for deeper relationships with them. Live Honest, Open and True Today, work to hold yourself in high-esteem. Forgive yourself for your mistakes. Do not explain or justify yourself. Treat yourself with the love and kindness you normally reserve for others. I believe in you and want the best for you and know you can achieve the best for yourself.
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Why You Don’t Have to Leave Your Spouse (Even if You Think You Should)

A few marriages are made in heaven and live there for years without interruption. Most marriages vacillate between beautiful high vistas and smelly dank sewers.

Lighted Door, flanked by shuttered windows on balcony.

If you’re caught in a bad relationship but don’t want to leave and don’t want to divorce, there is a third option. That option is to change the relationship. Use the courage you have to stay to fuel the steps you need to take to change the relationship.

And then there are the marriages are that have become a living hell for one spouse, and any children.

I’m talking about a marriage where one spouse is engaged in destructive, addictive, behavior.

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Dare to Dream Your Biggest Dreams

Have you ever thought about how much courage it took to dream to be the first man on the moon?

full moon, surrounded by clouds illuminated by reflected moonlight.

Dare to dream your biggest dreams, to reach for your own moon landing. Tap your inner courage and keep trying, despite the setbacks. To pursue your dream is to pursue your true calling.

The Virgin Galactic and Orbital Sciences unmanned rocket mishaps earlier this month are certainly not the first space flights to have failed. You may remember the Space Shuttle Challenger and Columbia explosions that killed all aboard. The first Apollo mission, Apollo 1, burned up on the launch pad, killing three astronauts. Earlier Gemini and Mercury missions had their share of failures of both manned and unmanned flights. Continue reading

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