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­­­The Power of Prejudice (It’s Not What You Think!)

Prejudice is everywhere. We see it in the news. We see it in our families. Some of us are more aware of prejudice than others. People of color. Differently-abled people. When we think of the power of prejudice, we tend to think of its destructive power. Let’s face it, prejudice has created some serious mischief […]

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­­­The Last Blog Post You’ll Ever Need to Read

Yup, that’s right. You can read this post and you’re done. No more posts about the Best Way to do this, or the Only Way to do that. No more provocative teasers about how you have to Read. This. Right. Now!!!!! All those posts are written with great authority, as though the person writing is […]

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­­­The Benefits of a Crappy Life

A crappy life is, well, crappy. Right? One could say it’s hard to argue otherwise. But then one wouldn’t be a hard-core Goofball nerd who is always looking to argue against crappy and for happy. Which is what led Melissa and I to watch the movie Happy the other night. Happy is just what it […]

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Can You Trust Your Inner Voice?

Dear Meli, You know how they always say to “Go with your gut?” Sometimes I’m not sure about this. I’ve gone with my gut, and afterwards realized that it was the spoiled child in me, wanting something that turned out not to be good for me. When I hear a voice inside me, or have […]

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­­­Here’s a Sneaky Way to Do Your Affirmations

If you’re anything like me, you believe in the power of affirmations. You also find that sometimes it’s hard to do them. You’re too tired. Or not in the mood. Or you think they’re not going to help that much anyway. But if you’re anything like me, you also really want to do them. You […]

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How Do You Meditate If You’re Horrible at It?

Dear Meli, I’m a spiritual person. And by this I mean, I’m a professional spiritual person. I’m a minister. And I have a little problem. I can’t meditate. I mean, I try, but I’m horrible at it. I’m always telling people about the benefits of meditation, because I know that there are benefits to meditating. […]

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­­­How to Overcome Resistance to Change

Change is the one thing that never changes. Don’t you find that annoying? Maybe you don’t. Maybe you’re one of those nifty people that actually embraces the fact that everything is always changing all the time. It’s not that I never embrace change. If something sucks, I’m more than willing to let it go. Or […]

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How Can You Explain Your Grief to Others?

Dear Meli, I recently lost a family member. Now, before you ask me if it was my parent or grandparent or anything else, let me tell you that my family member was a gerbil. Her name was Gwendolyn. I know that a lot of people think I’m crazy. She wasn’t even a cat or dog. […]

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