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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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­­­Why You Should Never Give Up

When it comes to finding a reason not to give up, I like to turn to the words of old dead people. One of my favorite old dead people is Ernest Holmes. Ernest said a lot of great things but the best thing he ever said, in my humble opinion, was this: Principle is not […]

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