You Have To Be Part Of The Scene

No one ever became famous by sitting at home watching the latest chick show on the WB (and repeats of it at eleven P.M.) in flannel pajamas with a pile of dirty dishes in the sink. No, you, my friend, are going to have to go out. And going …

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A Place To Focus

Think of purpose as a lighthouse, or a North Star, to lead the way; a place of central focus. It could be a word, a question, or a commitment. It can be your focus for a year or longer. For some people, it is as specific as getting on a …

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Emotional State

Have you noticed when a conversation changed your emotional state? Perhaps during a job interview in which you discovered that the position was a wonderful fit for your abilities, you noticed yourself shifting to excitement (joy); or alternatively if you realized the position was not a good fit, you may …

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The Action Of Hiding Something

Knowing what you do about body language, you may make a deliberate attempt to conceal your reactions. Some people train themselves to mute their reactions. Health care professionals, as an example, are taught to maintain poker faces in the midst of some disturbing situations. That training can result in a …

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Any Area That Does Not Meet

This is a big one and might be the most difficult to implement practically. A natural consequence of surrendering and letting go is that we gradually become free of attachments. “Attachment” is an attitude of “clinging-ness” and “craving-ness.” It is a mental requirement that an outcome be a certain way …

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A Question of Being Practical?

In the sociology of professions, cognitive and normative features of profession, as I have focused upon previously, are crucial features in the professional definitiont of music therapy. As we have seen, much of the knowledge and many of the skills and attitudes pertaining to the profession of music therapy are …

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You are a Man

What does it mean to be a man? It is a question that many of my friends and I have pondered over. We have spent countless years trying to define our “maleness” and in the process, made a whole lot of mistakes while encountering even more growing pains. What has …

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Growing

Understanding your growing space is key to a successful vegetable garden, and getting the most from the plot. Before even putting a seed into the ground, observe the space: where does the sun fall and at what time of day; what type of soil do you have; what is growing …

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