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The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear.

Ram Dass

The Ming Tree

There’s a Meditation Garden a short drive from my home – I call it my “Zen Place”.  I melt into a state of relaxation as soon as I walk onto the property. From one viewpoint, you can see the expanse of the ocean, and if the timing is right, you can spot dolphins playing in the surf.  My favorite tree sits to the left, a Monterey Pine shaped as a Bonsai and lovingly called “the Ming Tree”.

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Mindset for Success

I know, I’m still lagging in posting but working my way back. It’s been quite a year so far, with tears of loss and pain mixed in with those of joy and success. It’s been that kind of year for almost everyone I know.

When you’re filled with self-doubt or a feeling of being “stuck” you really need to be your own best friend. Allow yourself some time to absorb the feeling and if you can, use it to fuel your desire to move forward. Surround yourself with people, places, and things that inspire you. It’s amazing how sometimes just one small thing can bring back your inner passion.

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