Decluttering – Make Room For New Love

It's never too late to write a better story for yourself. A problem that many of us has is holding on to things for too long. This goes for material things as well as relationships. We keep t-shirts that are ripped and sloppy because they remind us of days gone by....

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Dealing With Depression

Allow yourself to be happy, let the sun shine through. As humans, we face two competing forces that drive us, namely, logic and emotion. Some people will argue that they are driven by only one, but I believe that is false. A life without emotion is like eating through...

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Second Chances

For some people, second chances are real. Every day represents a new beginning; in essence, a second chance. We can continue to be the same person as we were the prior days or we can look to improve. I watched a movie titled "Bob the Street Cat." It was about a man...

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A New Poem by Cynthia Adler for July

A New Poem by Cynthia Adler for July

So July has been with us and is waning and who knows what the rest of the summer will be like.  Enjoy this ShiftPoem full of “cautions hope.”  Let’s all write ourselves happy healthy and whole!!! Love all around from Barbara Ligeti...

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Remembering Cliff

January 28, 1962 - December 31, 2014 - Some people live on forever. I had a friend who passed away way too young. He was only 52, but he accomplished a lot in his life. He had three children, a wife, an extended family, and lots of friends who loved him very much....

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Tick Tock

Don't Waste Your Life Watching the Time Pass You By We constantly watch the clock. We have our favorite TV shows. We have classes and other appointments. How often are you present? Enjoying the moment rather than worrying about the future or fretting over the past....

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Don’t Give Into Bullies

We Can Do Better We live in strange times. Our country is literally plagued by a pandemic. A majority of the population supports Black Lives Matter. And we have a President that is more concerned with people's perception of him than he is with the sanctity of human...

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There’s Always Time to Shift

Take the lead in your life Have you ever felt overwhelmed? Shift Do you have problems in a relationship? Shift Do you want to go faster, but you are afraid? Shift Change is never easy, but it often is essential. Think about your greatest accomplishments in life. How...

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Enough is Enough

We Have to Stop the Needless Deaths How Many Men Must Die Before You Cry Hello Mr. Policeman, You don't know me, But I'm your worst nightmare, I am an unarmed black man, You look at me with fear in your eyes, You don't see me as a person, You see me as a perp, The law...

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Elmer The Patchwork Elephant

Let's Honor All Our Colors The book titled "Elmer the Patchwork Elephant" was a book that I read to my children when they still were interested in having stories read to them. It was about an elephant, Elmer, that lived in a herd with other elephants. The other...

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Never Too Late To Change

The March Continues I am 59 and a half. I have been an attorney for over 30 years. For years, my life has been very predictable. That all changed several years ago when I was diagnosed with prostate cancer and had a prostatectomy to remove my cancerous prostate. I was...

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Take Time to Listen

Quiet, I 'm trying to listen. When we were children, many of us may have thrown tantrums because we didn't get our way when older people failed to hear us. However, even if we didn't get what we wanted, somehow we were okay if we felt like we were heard. Black people...

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Black Lives Matter

Protesters in Washington DC protesting the murder of George Floyd. Black Lives Matter Slavery ended, But that did not end our suffering, We left the plantations, Only to be housed in tenements, When war broke out, We were assigned to Negro squads, We were not good...

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Curiosity

Curiosity isn't just for the dogs Do you remember when you used to hunt for hidden treasure? Or walking by the dilapidated house and sharing stories about murder and mystery? Do you remember the days when you would go on road trips without a watch or destination in...

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Color Blindness

How lovely it would be to live in a world where the insides counted more than the outsides, Where people could just be themselves, Where there are no more divides, Just beautiful luscious connections, We all start out that way, Loved and loving, But as we grow, We...

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