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It’s been pretty exciting around the Boylston Abode over the last week. First, we spotted the BIG cat (aka a 120 lb. mountain lion) on our deck. Then we had a brown bear weighing about 250 lbs. in our backyard. … Continue reading

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Death is tough to comprehend. Death by suicide? Super tough to process. Death of a comedic genius by suicide? A wakeup call. The fastest growing demographic group of suicides is men who are 45-65 years old. These are a group … Continue reading

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I can just hear it now… “What?!” How can suffering be optional? But Drayton, things happen to me that cause me to suffer! Yes. Things happen to us that can be terribly challenging and painful. That is a fact. How … Continue reading

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Taking ownership of your life. Taking true responsibility for yourself. It’s so very important. It means saying goodbye to being a victim. You consciously take full responsibility for everything you think, do, and say. It’s a choice. Make it. And … Continue reading

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Sounds odd, eh? I thought so too. Until I discovered mindfulness. Mindfulness is simply the practice of being, truly being, in each moment. Not the past. Not the future. Now. And as I started to work on this, guess what … Continue reading

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I’d be willing to bet that you’ve never seen a luggage rack on a hearse. I’d also be willing to wager that you spend a tremendous amount of time chasing money and “things.” Most of us do. The questions is … Continue reading

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The past… done. The future… may not happen. The only other option… NOW! Try this… For one day, write down each time you think about the past and the future. Now… Write down each time you feel like you are … Continue reading

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Do you give your power away? Does someone else know what’s better for you? Are others smarter than you? Are others wiser than you? What are you afraid of? Sure, many folks love you and want what is “best” for … Continue reading

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That striking lady you just passed on the street… She may have just lost her best friend. That man you saw earlier in the new Mercedes… He may have 6 months to live. That person you saw on the news … Continue reading

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All you have to do is ask the right way… Oh…did I mention all the answers reside in the silence? Yep. All you need to do is “go quiet.” When you do… Silently ask your question. And then… Patiently look … Continue reading

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You got a shot of serotonin when you read the title of this, didn’t you?! Go on…admit it…it felt good! Positive speech/feedback works. There has been a ton of research on this subject over the last few years. The experts … Continue reading

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This is my running buddy Morgan. This was taken after we ran 5 miles on the mountain trails of Colorado…in –15 wind chill weather! Yep, we flunked that IQ test… Morgan has run over 3,500 miles with me on some … Continue reading

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It seems like zombies are all the rage now. The Walking Dead is the #1 show on television and there are movies galore about them. This got me thinking… While we may not be staggering around looking for humans to … Continue reading

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Confession here… I used to be addicted to “busyness.” There – I said it. It’s true. I thought the busier your were the better. I thought… Busy = Productivity. Busy = Importance. Busy = Success! And then… I got hit … Continue reading

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Eagerly Going On (E.G.O.) I just love acronyms, don’t you?! You may have seen another one for E.G.O. – Edging God Out. So powerful. The reason Eagerly Going On resonates with me is that we are meant to move on. … Continue reading

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Are you really clear about what you want? Have you made a list? Have you set goals? Have you visualized your desires as being achieved already? Thought so… The odds were with me on this one. You see… Only 3% … Continue reading

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Didn’t think you thought that much, huh? (phew, that’s a tongue twister) Here’s what’s shocking (and this is based on serious medical brain research)… Out of those 60,000 thoughts, guess how many were the same ones you had yesterday? 95%. … Continue reading

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We get so wrapped up in how we and others look. The external “package.” We focus on… How much we weigh. What we wear. How “attractive” we are. They are all simply the wrapping covering the real present. What counts … Continue reading

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Each of your thoughts create your reality. Take a moment and hover above your current situation. Look at all that is good… And not so good. Guess where it all came from? Yep, right between your ears. So… Slow down … Continue reading

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Take one minute and think about this… So…if all solutions reside inside of me, then… Am I in charge of my own peace? Am I in charge of my own relationships? Am I in charge of my own happiness? Yep. … Continue reading

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