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The Key Ingredient to Healthy New Beginnings

Has this ever happened to you? You have a great new idea. You’re really excited about it. In your excitement, you tell someone who – the minute you open your mouth – you know you shouldn’t be telling. Sure enough, they tell you it’s not a good idea. They tell you it’s not realistic. They […]

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Are You Depressed or Detached?

Dear Meli, For a long time, I was totally enamored with spiritual life. Amazing things would happen in my life and I would be totally blown away. But now, I’m a lot more blasé about it all. Don’t get me wrong, my life is still great. But somehow, I don’t care. Things don’t impact me […]

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Two Things NOT to Do in Relationships

I heard a story the other day that was a great reminder about what not to do in relationships. The story was about a husband and wife who frequently got into arguments about who changed the toilet paper more. They were both convinced that they changed the toilet paper way more than the other. The […]

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How Do You Get Your Power Back?

Dear Meli, I have a friend that I give my power away to all the time. I don’t know what it is about her, but even when I give myself a pep talk before I see her, I always end up just giving up and going along with whatever she says is right. I love […]

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The Tricky First Step in Setting a Boundary

Have you ever tried to set a boundary? (Key word: tried.) And have you ever had your boundary trampled upon like a herd of caffeinated elephants escaping from the circus? You and me both, eh? Here’s the thing: When you read books about setting boundaries, and they give you that pep talk about how it […]

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A Selfish Reason to Care About Diversity

People are selfish. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Our selfishness helps us stay alive. It helps us move forward, fulfilling our goals and dreams. Even someone like Mother Theresa, who most of us would view as one of the least selfish people on the planet, was doing something that was satisfying to her. […]

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How Do You Make Peace with Aging?

Dear Meli, I’m embarrassed to admit this, because I know that acceptance is the key to true spirituality, but I really don’t like getting older. It sucks. My body doesn’t work as well as it used to. People treat me differently. My hair is all grey now, and I’m aware that in many situations I […]

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­­­How to Make Super-Amazing-Incredible Affirmations, Part 4

Welcome to the fourth and final installment of this series! At this point, you have some serious skills and know-how in creating Super-Amazing-Incredible Affirmations. In Part One, you learned how to craft them. In Part Two, you learned about the key component of believability. And in Part Three, you learned about the importance of saturating […]

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