Best 5 Monsters to Free Yourself of this Halloween

monster_houseTrick or treat? Personally, I’m tired of doing tricks and am ready for treats. Whether it’s a treat from someone or one I give myself, with Halloween on the calendar, there are Best 5 Monsters to Free Yourself of this Halloween.

Have you ever heard, “When you seek the truth, ask a wise woman?” No that is not me who I’m speaking about, but instead, it’s on the cover of my box of Wisdom of the Crone cards. It’s a gift one of my family members gave to me a few years ago.

Once in a while, I lift a card from this deck of 54 cards in addition to any other personal process that day, to help me recharge my energy. Today was one of those “help me I’m drowning,” I’m in overwhelm, kind of days. Overwhelm is a feeling; that’s it. Most of the time I bring it on or cause it myself.

This Crone deck card is one I’ve read before, and I get it on an intellectual basis: acceptance.

Yeah, yeah, yeah. Acceptance.

But maybe because of recent happenings in kind of a haunting way, the words of guidance were, well, haunting.

Best 5 Monsters to Free Yourself of this Halloween:

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AWAKE #introverts! Work from your strengths for smoother sailing

There’s a metaphor online which I referenced in my book Communication Toolkit for Introverts. It ties in with this chapter of AWAKE #introverts! Work from your introvert strengths for smoother sailing. In general, it’s this:

In some ways, we are like a sailboat. A sailboat can have problems. These problems are like our weaknesses. Could be holes in sails or, worse, holes in the boat.

If any hole in a sailboat is not patched up – trouble!

Sailboats have sails to manage their travels. Consider sails like our strengths. Sails get hoisted, trimmed, and deserve attention to know how they are working and their condition. If we don’t pay attention to maximizing what the sails do, we can find ourselves not going anywhere, going slower than we want, or not at all.

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Formula for How to Be Abundantly Happy #Introverts

If the formula is true as many proclaim, Thought plus Emotion = Attraction, then introverts and their contemplative nature might easily be able to attract and manifest what they want in their life.

Why? Because of the introvert’s natural contemplative nature! We are always inside our heads. Swami Vivekananda’s words might also give us encouragement to consider how powerful our thoughts are:

“There is no help for you outside of yourself; you are the creator of the universe. Like the silkworm you have built a cocoon around yourself … Burst your own cocoon and come out as the beautiful butterfly, as the free soul.”

How then do we change this? How do we move toward being more,

Abundantly Happy #Introverts

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Coping More Easily With Loss And Grief As An Introvert

Everyone experiences grief differently regardless of their personality preference. There is little research on the personality connection to loss and grief. Most available research is inconclusive.

I’ve been in my head a lot with the death of both family and friends in the last month or so; it seemed right to offer some insights more from personal experience.


“Travelers, there is no path, paths are made by walking.”  Machado

Coping more easily with loss and grief as an introvert

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Wayne Dyer, an amazing teacher for all generations

When clearing out mom’s apartment there were many books on her bookcase shelves from her nursing days. Her career is one of her proudest achievements, rightfully so.

As I started to pack each book into boxes my hand landed on one of Dr Wayne Dyer’s books. If my memory is right it was Change Your Thoughts – Change Your Life. This brought a smile to my face as I was finding more commonalities than I was aware.

There are a few books of his I read along the way. Two still on my bookshelves including, Getting in the Gap: Making Conscious Contact with God Through Meditation.

Maybe that was one of the appeals of Wayne Dyer who died late August at age 75.

Wayne Dyer, an amazing teacher for all generations

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