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Little Pieces of Extraordinary

Little Pieces of Extraordinary

Life begins now, no, now, wait . . . now. Meditation calmed my brain after the slam to my head, now five months ago. The rabid mental slideshow that exhausted my whole self finally slowed, but I’m left, strangely, with two words that follow me around, reign in my grandiose thoughts and make me groan. Think small. For me that means: finish that manuscript, instead of imagining the Oprah...

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Concussion

Concussion

Part 1 Haven’t you heard many times that if you don’t listen to the whispers of the universe, the Universe will yell at you? I’ve heard it from Oprah, and Mark Nepo, and I’m pretty sure Marianne Williamson agrees. Well my universe didn’t just yell, it hit me on the head. And the universe, this last Super-Moon Saturday, two days ago, was a 200+lb nurse from Chico. His name, he said,...

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