Weekly Annie Bites

Ten bucks says you do this too…

Do you ever feel as though you are always on your way to somewhere else? As though your life is made up of ‘what’s next’ moments: what’s the next meal, workout, meeting, phone call, email, text, errand, obligation, conversation, or item to cross off your to-do...

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Oh no! NOT New Year’s Resolutions!

I don’t make New Year’s resolutions.Never really have, which is probably why they’ve never really worked. Ha.  They're fraught with pressure--and too much hype.  Besides, I don’t think making sweeping pronouncements about the person I really intend to...

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All I know to say right now…

God bless America, Land that I love. Stand beside her and guide herThrough the night with a light from above;From the mountains, to the prairies,To the oceans, white with foam,God bless America, my home sweet home.God bless America, my home sweet home.

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Do This before the New Year comes

You probably noticed, 2020 has been a helluva year.  Lately, I've been hearing everyone talk about how ready they are to boot 2020 out the door. Good riddance! Go! Be gone!  I get it. I, too, am ready to turn the page and...

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The mood of a dirty window…

Before fixing what you're looking at, check what you're looking through. "It was a beautiful sun-filled day. I had driven 300 miles to see her. She was ninety-four and had been in one room for close to eight months. I was her first-born grandson and she was so happy...

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The Surprising Key to Everything

"You will lose everything. Your money, your power, your fame, your success, perhaps even your memories. Your looks will go. Loved ones will die. Your body will fall apart. Everything that seems permanent is impermanent and will be smashed. Experience will gradually,...

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Two Minutes to Better Health

If you could spend two minutes each day--out of the roughly one thousand minutes you're awake--to set yourself up for success* and improve your health along the way, would you do it?  (*I define success here not in material terms, but in feeling deeply...

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The Courage To Be Real

"My belief is that when you're telling the truth, you're close to God. If you say to God, I am exhausted and depressed beyond words, and I don't like You at all right now, and I recoil from most people who believe in You", that might be the most honest thing you've...

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Giving yourself permission

Remember those permission slips you used to get when you were in school that allowed you to miss a class or skip an event because you had another commitment?  A handful of years ago, Brene Brown, the now famous researcher/ author/ lecturer/ story teller, brought...

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Any control freaks out there?

If you ever want to be reminded of what you have control over--and what you don't--just think of standing (or sitting) inside a hoola hoop.  Whatever is on the inside of the hoop is what you have control over. That would be.....sweet, little you. Your thoughts,...

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