Weekly Annie Bites

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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How Annie Bites come into being…

I'm often asked how I come up with ideas for my Annie Bites and my answer is always the same:  'I have no clue.'  Well, that's not entirely true.  What's true is my ideas seem to come when I’m walking Harley. Well, except sometimes they come when I’m...

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Carrying extra weight? Here’s how to lighten your load.

As I was pondering what to write this week, I found a post I'd written more than two months ago but shelved because the pandemic took front and center. It now seems like a good time to share it, especially if your thoughts are taking you places you don't want to...

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Are you growing? No, not your waistline…

"Very little grows on jagged rock. Be ground. Be crumbled, so wildflowers will come up where you are. You have been stony for too many years. Try something different.         Surrender."  ~Rumi It feels as though this...

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