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A lot of things are inherent in life -change, birth, death, aging, illness, accidents, calamities, and losses of all kinds- but these events don't have to be the cause of ongoing suffering. Yes, these events cause grief and sadness, but grief and sadness pass, like everything else, and are replaced with other experiences. The ego, however, clings to negative thoughts and feelings and, as a result, magnifies, intensifies, and sustains those emotions while the ego overlooks the subtle feelings of joy, gratitude, excitement, adventure, love, and peace that come from Essence. If we dwelt on these positive states as much as we generally dwell on our negative thoughts and painful emotions, our lives would be transformed.Gina Lake
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Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it.Ann Landers
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Secrets to Happiness by Sarah Dunn
Secrets to Happiness
by Sarah Dunn
read in September, 2012
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Another fluff book with a cute cover....gets me every time! I had a hard time getting through it because I was actually a little bored (and I am pretty easily amused). After I was about 20 pages in, I realized I had tried to read it a couple of times...more
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Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
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Honestly, by the time I got to book three I felt like I had already read the same story twice already. This one seemed a bit too similar to the other two to completely renew my interest. The story became interesting again only after reading about thr...more
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Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James
Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1)
by E.L. James (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2012
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I gave this book one star due to the fact that I was actually able to make it to the end without chewing my own arm off....I cannot imagine how this book has gotten into enough hands to make it a best seller! "Oh my"! "Wow"! There is so much I could...more
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Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
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I had heard this one wasn't very good, but I have to say....I liked it! Moving on to book three now...
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The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
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I picked up this book because I heard the movie was coming out and wanted to read it first. Although it wasn't the kind of story I typically like...I was completely drawn into the story (first tears at page 24). I highly recommend it. I am reading bo...more
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Ann Landers
“Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it.”
Ann Landers

Sena Jeter Naslund
“If you meet a woman of whatever complexion who sails her life with strength and grace and assurance, talk to her! And what you will find is that there has been a suffering, that at some time she has left herself for hanging dead.”
Sena Jeter Naslund, Ahab's Wife, or The Star-Gazer

Bill Cosby
“No matter how calmly you try to referee, parenting will eventually produce bizarre behavior, and I'm not talking about the kids. Their behavior is always normal.”
Bill Cosby

Gina Lake
“A lot of things are inherent in life -change, birth, death, aging, illness, accidents, calamities, and losses of all kinds- but these events don't have to be the cause of ongoing suffering. Yes, these events cause grief and sadness, but grief and sadness pass, like everything else, and are replaced with other experiences. The ego, however, clings to negative thoughts and feelings and, as a result, magnifies, intensifies, and sustains those emotions while the ego overlooks the subtle feelings of joy, gratitude, excitement, adventure, love, and peace that come from Essence. If we dwelt on these positive states as much as we generally dwell on our negative thoughts and painful emotions, our lives would be transformed.”
Gina Lake, What about Now?: Reminders for Being in the Moment

Louise Erdrich
“Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won't either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.”
Louise Erdrich, The Painted Drum LP

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