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Hear with an Open Heart

We all need heartfelt conversations. Sometimes you need a heartfelt expression of your innermost feelings, and other times, to hear what others want to tell you about their

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When words you’d rather not hear rain down around you, use your ability to be open-minded as a shield to protect you and yet still hear them fully.

observations about some part of your life – whether that observation is good, bad, or even downright ugly. Continue reading

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16 Reasons to be Open-Minded

A few weeks ago for the first time in my life I ate steamed artichoke leaves. To me, the idea of putting thistle leaves in my mouth

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When you keep your mind open to recognizing opportunities, the world opens up many new possibilities for you.

sounded awful and I had always managed to successfully avoid the experience. But since I was an overnight guest in the seaside home of friends, I gamely gave it a try.

What a pleasant surprise. I am totally hooked and look forward to having them again. Yes, Dr. Seuss wrote about a similar food experience in his book Green Eggs and Ham.  Yes, to borrow a phrase, “Thank you. Thank you, Sam-I-am.” Continue reading

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Has Anyone Seen My Toothbrush?

Apart from the birth of a child, I can think of no voluntary action more disruptive than moving. Nothing throws you out of your routine faster than having to search for every

When our expectations are disrupted, our way of seeing things can change.

When our expectations are disrupted, our way of seeing things can change.

single item you want, or having to remember in what cupboard, drawer or closet you have put it.

You know exactly what it is like.

Have you ever thought about how moving represents a total break in your routine, and as such, it is more than disruptive, it is also  invigorating? Continue reading

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