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April 19, 2019

Choose To Remember That Everything is Workable

One of my favorite parables is the story of the light wolf and the dark wolf.  Most of us know the light wolf as those parts in the world and in ourselves that are kind, loving, peaceful and hopeful.  At the same time, the dark wolf represents all that is angry, fearful, greedy or hateful.  […]


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Published on April 19, 2019 04:00

April 12, 2019

Redefining Success And Happiness In The 21st Century

If you opened the SMART Living Blog post email last week you probably noticed it was different.  Rather than publish a full article like usual, I decided to take a short trip down to Baja Mexico with Thom and enjoy myself.  And while that might not seem radical if you haven’t followed SMART Living 365 […]


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April 5, 2019

Does The Freedom That Comes From Letting Go Lead To Happiness?

Do you agree?  I do.  This week I am taking the advice of  Buddhist teacher Thich Nhat Hanh and mixing up my routine a bit.  Because I am planning a trip out of town for the weekend, I am offering this photo blog post rather than a typical post.  I hope you enjoy the idea […]


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Published on April 05, 2019 04:00

March 29, 2019

Are You A Dandelion, An Orchid Or Something Entirely New?

The amount of rainfall in California this year has been phenomenal.  Even here in the desert where I live the rocky mountainsides are covered with a soft green layer and just about every inch of open space is blanketed with blooming flowers.  Every sand dune and vacant lot flaunts a wild mixture of brittle brush, […]


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Published on March 29, 2019 04:00

March 22, 2019

How Mistakes Can Light The Path To A Successful Future

One of the best things about reviewing new books for this blog is the opportunity to be exposed to titles and authors I would normally never select.  Such is the case with The Book of Mistakes—9 Secrets To A Successful Future by Skip Prichard.  My first reaction was, “What?  Who wants to learn more about […]


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Published on March 22, 2019 04:00

March 15, 2019

Five SMART Disclaimers I’d Like To See On HGTV

As I mentioned last week, I confess to watching a certain amount of television in my ofttimes.  While I tend to avoid reality programing, I do admit that every now and then I flip on HGTV.  A few of the shows I’ve seen in the past are, House Hunters, Love It Or List It, and […]


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Published on March 15, 2019 04:00

March 8, 2019

Feel-Good TV For When You Have A Cold Or It Is Cold Outside!

  Like I explained last week, I’m recovering from a really bad cold.  I truly wish I was the only one going through that experience, but I know others who’ve had their share of illness as well.  That, or half of the country has been locked in frigid cold temperatures forcing them to stay inside.  […]


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Published on March 08, 2019 04:00

March 1, 2019

Productivity, Worthiness And Thoughts On Self-Compassion

This last week I came down with the worst cold ever.  Don’t worry, this post isn’t about that or what I did to get over it. Instead, once the fog began to clear I started to beat myself up for laying around for over a week and for my lack of any productivity. Rather than […]


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Published on March 01, 2019 04:00

February 22, 2019

Exploring Needs, Values and Mindful Communication

As every writer knows, words matter.  But what about the words that come out of our mouths or the words we hear in our heads when someone is talking?  Perhaps one of the greatest things we can learn, and teach one another, is how to speak and listen with empathy, kindness and connection.  Sound simple?  […]


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Published on February 22, 2019 04:00

February 15, 2019

Why Real Estate Can Be A Golden Goose For Retirement Investment

Some of you might not know that I have been a licensed real estate broker for the last 35 years.  While I did sell a number of homes in my time, I am a far better researcher than a salesperson.  That’s why I first began writing about real estate, and then eventually created my own […]


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Published on February 15, 2019 04:00