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    Unplugging For 10 Days

    I’m unplugging for 10 days in Rajkot, India at a Vipassana (vi·puh·saa·nuh) Meditation Center. For 240 hours, 14,400 minutes and 864,000 seconds of my life, there will be… No television, music, mail, phone calls, visitors, social media, exercising, reading, writing or talking. Wait a minute.  What?  No talking …to absolute strangers.  You-got-to-be-kidding-me.  Those are the most fascinating conversations. The art of conversation is my favorite pastime. It’s like receiving a surprise gift. I get goosebumps hearing the conversationalist’s story. The exchange of words which consists of stories about childhood, experiences, and ideologies. Personally, it provokes further thought even after the conversation ends. Oh, how I admire the art of conversation.…

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    7 Little Life Lessons a footballer can teach You about FOCUS

    Lesson #1 | Focus on one thing until you see it through to completion. Daniel’s (my husband’s) life is immersed in football. For over ten years, he has focused on football and nothing else. For example, his schedule is to personal train at 4 AM for half an hour to an hour. Between rest and nutrition, he reviews football matches (the majority of the time the same matches), highlights on Instagram, and listens to football commentary on his radio app. Normally, team training takes place in the evening from 5 PM to 7 PM. Then he’s back home to look at more matches until bedtime. I envy his focus. Lesson…

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    Addicted to Sidetracking

    I hate to admit it…… but I’m addicted to sidetracking. I have grandiose ideas. Brainstorming, strategizing, and setting goals is my thing, meticulously developing elaborate plans to accomplish my visions. I plan. The problem is I prolong the completion unless there is a hard and fast deadline. For example, in December 2018, I planned to read four specific “purpose” books in January of this year. It’s September, and I’m only on book number three. I read The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho in July. Began reading Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl in August. I’m currently on the third book, The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron. It’s a 12-week workbook.…