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The end of People Pleasing!

People pleasing Seems like I’ve spent most of my adult life trying to understand what people pleasing is and even more so, why I seem to automatically choose to spend so much of my life living to please other people outside myself. Today, I say ENOUGH!...
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Today’s lesson surrounds around the word “foundation”, in regards to relationships.

Let me start by stating, I am NOT referring to the parent child relationship. From a parent stand point, the parent/child relationship is the closest I’ve ever come to experiencing unconditional love. Also the closest I’ve ever come to going bald from pulling my hair out. It defies all logic, reason and understanding and it’s...
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Lessons Learned in Life… The ol’ Oak

I find myself sitting here in my truck, at a park that I frequent when I need to time to gather my thoughts or to slow down the world. On this particular day, I was attempting to slow down the final 4 minute drive to the office....
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Hello Folks!! Lessons Learned in Life… Acceptance

I was reading a book this evening about acceptance that brought upon another aha moment for me. Though this writing comes from the program Alcoholics Anonymous, the views discussed here are of my own opinions and do not reflect the program in any way....
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Lessons Learned in Life… Our Great Teachers

In talking to my favorite five year old person last night, he was sharing with me that he learned about Martin Luther King Jr. in school. He explained that he taught people that’s it’s Ok to go to the same school and even be friends, regards of color. So cute listening to him explain!...
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Holy smokes!… Going through the draft

As I read through the draft copy of my book, it’s reignited my hopes that my works will change lives! It will be available on Amazon.com within a week! Namaste & Happy New Year!! Joseph...
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Big Excitement… It’s almost here…

The plan is for January publish!!...
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30 Day Reprieve… It’s a Wrap!

What did I learn in my 30 days?...
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Day 21 of 30 Day Reprieve… Grieving

There seems to be something taking root through this process…...
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Day 13 of 30 day Reprieve… Compassion

Day 13!! Whoo-Hoo! I’m still surviving, I haven’t gone completely mad or hurt myself or anyone else…lol...
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Day 12 of 30 day Reprieve… Expectations

Difference between needs and expectations…...
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Day 10 of 30 day Reprieve

Today marks 1/3rd of the way to the 30 day mark! Still struggling with feeling like I’m not doing this the right way or covering enough ground, but I’m starting to see that more as my expectations working against me. The insights are starting to show up in spite of my thoughts…...
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Day 8 of 30 day Reprieve…

On day 8 I’m working to bring meditative thoughts into as much of my daily activities as possible…...
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Day 5 of 30 day Reprieve…

Seems as though I experienced some technical difficulties… Thanks to the efforts of Derek Sands of Botec Design (www.Botecdesign.com) I’m up and running again!! Today Is day 5! Seeming a bit more challenging than I suspected. In regards to the distractions from outside influence, such as The television, radio and reading are things I feel...
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Day One of 30 Day Reprive…

Getting ready for bed after day 1! Today was different from my previous Sunday’s…...
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30 day reprieve…

For whomever may come across this article, I am trying something a bit different…...
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Lessons Learned in Life… Overthinking

S T O P!  ...
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Lessons Learned in Life… purpose

Today I learned that uncertainty is a part of normal life. Here I sit at 6:00 on a Sunday evening. The first time I’ve been able to drive onto my two acres of wooded property in Iowa. I’m sitting here in a campfire chair, overlooking the valley, hoping to get a glimpse of wildlife. As...
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Lessons Learned in Life… Self Will

A few weeks I had the incredible privilege of riding my Harley Davidson Street glide Special across country! One of my bucket list items coming to fruition! Me & a dear friend of mine left the Quad Cities on Friday, July 17th, not to be seen again around home until Saturday, July 25th… so I...
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Today I am learning to thrive in my “singleness”…

My untruth has always been ‘that a single person is a lonely person’. So it would make sense that finding myself single would bring about feelings of loneliness. I have made the bold decision that I AM NOT GOING TO LIVE IN THIS UNTRUTH!...
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Lessons Learned in Life… Love

In my search for fulfilling my mantra, “I am the man I want me to be”, I have touched on an area I have not experienced thus far in my travels…...
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Lessons Learned in Life… Change without Battling

Today I was confronted with my fighting my life....
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Lessons learned in life… Anger & Resentment

Today I was brought the lesson of dealing with anger… Similar to cancer, it causes the harm to the carrier…...
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Lessons Learned in Life… Love without conditions (part I)

Today I am learning about love without conditions… A tough lesson for me as it is so wide-spread into all facets of life....
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Lessons Learned in Life… Ask & It Shall Be Given

Well hello All! I’ve so much missed this part of my life! Ok, so here is am. I now live in an apartment in Iowa, 474 miles away from my previous home in michigan. I’m settling into a new place, new job and what should be new discoveries all around me....
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Lessons Learned in Life… Character

Actually my lesson started a few days ago while re-reading a book I’ve read several times, cover to cover. You know, that book that you use as your life’s reference manual? It could be the Bible for some, the actual book title isn’t important....
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Lessons Learned in Life… Resentments being dealt with

I feel compelled to start by thanking everyone for their comments to my last writing. Funny, I started all this hoping to touch others and it took me taking a break in writing/sharing to understand the impact all this is having, as well as an added appreciation of the comments I’ve received from day one....
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Lessons Learned in Life… People Pleasing and the way out!

Although it’s been a while since I last posted, the lessons just keep on a comin’…...
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Lessons Learned in Life… Blessed is a choice

Today I’m learning life is filled with blessings. They swarm us constantly, to the point of overwhelming gratitude. I’m learning how to allow them to penetrate my heart and soul....
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Lessons Learned in Life… Gratitude (again :))

Today I learned that gratitude is more a way of life, than anything else. Our gratitude grows to the extent that we allow it to....
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Lessons Learned in Life… Trust

T R U S T… Such a simple five letter word and at the same time has such a huge impact on every facet of our lives....
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LIfes-Lessons Moment Video – Manifesting

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Lessons Learned in Life… Perception

Today I learned a lessons that although seemingly small, determines the outlook of my entire life!...
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Lessons Learned in Life… Judgement (release of)

Today I learned how very grateful I am that, for whatever reason, I have this willingness to learn and to grow beyond my programming. This whole Creatorship is based on choice. I have choices everyday, all day long. We all do. What follows pertains to the choices we are faced with about being a victum...
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Lessons Learned in Life… Gratitude

Today I learned more depth about gratitude. I’ve been talking for some time now about how grateful I am for my life. Gratitude for the people in my life. Even the people I used to look at through eyes of hatred, anger and disappointment. I’m grateful for the situations of my life. Even the situations...
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Lessons Learned in Life… Health choice

Today I learned that fear is a natural part of certain times in my life. The larger lesson is that this fear can defeat me, or in can use the strength gained from feeling the fear to motivate me into action. The choice is entirely mine…...
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Lessons Learned in Life… Something New

Introducing LIFE LESSON MOMENT… http://youtu.be/kfr9fILCKGc Namaste...
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Lessons Learned in life… Crabby in Vegas

Today I learned  that a larger portion of my worth is tied to my actions than I realized up to this point. This came clear as I looked back at my business travel last week to Las Vegas. I attended a three day conference in Vegas. Las Vegas has the absolute largest convention center I’ve...
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Lessons learned in Life… Gratitude

Today, I’m speaking my words of gratitude through todays photos, compliments to Sedona… hope you enjoy! FYI, clicking on the photo should enlarge it. Namaste...
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Lessons Learned in Life… Living in Excitement

Today I learned that no matter where I go, I will find people who are willing and people who are unwilling to talk to me about ‘Owning Our Creatorship’… In fact there are people out there that are unwilling to talk to me at all… True dat....
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Lessons Learned in Life… Eagle Spirit

Owning Our Creatorship… Today, I heard it… I heard it loud and clear! It’s really the first time I’ve heard it in quite some time. Although it came from outside myself, the moment the words were spoken something inside me said “it’s about time, this has been going on long enough and needs to stop.”oh,...
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Lessons Learned in Life… The Easy Decisions

Today I’m receiving more depth in my understanding about forgiveness and even getting a haunch into unconditional love. In looking at forgiveness through my sight of ‘Owning My Crestorship’, the understanding of “why things are happening in my life” are showing up so much quicker than they ever have. And they are showing up with...
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Lessons Learned in Life… Day of Gratitude.

Today I felt my ownership of my Creatorship, in a very big way! I’m not going to spoil the surprise, but I am so excited about what is about to unfold! And the awesome part is that I get to share it with all of you…...
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Lessons Learned in Life… Creatorship awakened

Today I am seeing the benefits of owning my Creatorship! Again today, I felt like Although I was part of the world around me, it was from a different angle, or level. Situations that arose had only moments of my emotions and I automatically recognize their value to me and felt a sense of gratitude....
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Lessons Learned in Life Forgiveness (Part 2)

Today I’m continuing to learn about forgiveness… All day it felt like my soul was jumping for joy, saying to me “Thank you for honoring me by being willing to seek and grow in this crucial area of my unfolding”....
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Lessons Learned in Life – Forgiveness (the unfolding)

Today I learned that owning my Creatorship means I have to take responsibility for the love as well as any hatred or resentments in my life. Not such an easy pill to swallow!...
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Lessons learned in Life

Today I learned that I love sharing my Creatorship. Probably as much as any other area of my life. I feel so Allise when I get an opportunity to discuss my journey and my experiences and the lessons I’ve learned from them....
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Lessons Learned in Life – Acceptance

Today I learned ACCEPTANCE. Again! For some reason I’ve had this belief that with acceptance comes happiness, when what really happens is by allowing acceptance, I can turn my focus to the things that make me happy…...
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Lessons Learned in Life – Beliefs

Today I learned that God’s only experience is love… he has no power to hurt or harm… God cannot not love… In addition, I learned that seeking God has nothing to do with spending time in my beliefs… To truly seek God, I need to be willing to look outside what I already believe God...
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Lessons Learned in Life… I Am

Today I learned that the positive quotes my Spiritual Mentors make have taken on a whole new concept for me. I’ve been mimicking their words without realizing the full impact until today. Quotes such as, ‘You are absolutely perfect exactly as you are’....
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