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Is Money a Corrupting Influence?

Dear Meli, Money is the root of all evil. Yeah, I know that we spiritual types shake our heads at this phrase and say “No way!” But I kinda agree with it. Even when I don’t want to. I’ve been working really hard lately to let in more money in my life, and I’m aware […]

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Want a Quick Shift? In Any Area of Your Life?

There are about 5,673 techniques for making your life better. Okay, there are more than that, but I thought it sounded better to give an exact sum. Of these more than 5,673 techniques, many of them are super complicated. You have to take a class to learn how to do it. Or get a whole […]

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How Do You Handle a Road Raging Spouse?

Dear Meli, I’m a great driver. I’ve been driving thirty years and I’ve never even had a speeding ticket. My husband – that’s another story. He likes to drive fast. He also tends to get angry at other drivers who don’t go as fast as he does. Luckily, I have my own car and don’t […]

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How Do You Handle a Complaining Friend?

Dear Meli, I have a friend. She’s one of my oldest and dearest friends. We went to grade school together. She’s always had my back, and in many ways she’s one of my biggest supporters. But – and this is a big but – she’s a big complainer. Like, half of what she says is […]

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Are You Supposed to Heal Every Illness?

Dear Meli, I have a friend who is dying. He’s been sick for a long time, so it’s actually a relief. But here’s the thing. One of our mutual friends is not accepting that he’s going. She’s insisting that we need to pray more about it. Lately, she’s been getting really angry at me for […]

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How Do You Love a Rotten Neighbor?

Dear Meli, “Love your neighbor” is a common phrase. But whoever said that didn’t know my neighbors. When they first moved in, everything seemed fine. But three years and twenty police reports later, everything looks a little different. Domestic violence, drug use, arrests. You name it, they’ve done it. I know I’m not supposed to […]

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­­­How Jack Nicholson Set Me Free

I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking I spent a night of unbridled bliss with Jack Nicholson in the mid 70’s, and I want to brag about it now. Yes and no. I spent many nights of unbridled bliss with Jack in the 70’s, but no hot tubs, champagne, or Hollywood extras were involved. Instead, […]

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