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Anna’s Journey – Travel Log – Part 3

Please let me know if you have more questions about the why, where and what of this 30-day, US Rail Pass, train trip that this senior citizen with cancer is striving to accomplish. I tried to answer all the questions in ‘Part II’ that I...

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Anna’s Journey – Travel Log (Part 1)

Hello to all Wellness 101 participants, This "Anna's Journey - Travel Log" will be an ongoing story about Anna Renault (me), a metastatic breast cancer (MBC) patient. I have a long and complicated cancer history which has culminated in a diagnosis of MBC in March 2015. ...

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Stop Imagining the Worst Case Scenario

STOP IMAGINING THE WORST CASE SCENARIO: From the most painful and unfair to the most challenging and heart-wrenching – all difficult and complex situations that come up make it easy for us feel fearful and out of control. So, right now, no matter your challenge, ask...

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Pain, Pain, Go Away

PAIN PAIN GO AWAY…come again NO other day! Don’t you wish at times, that life could be without pain, without sorrow, without challenge and without hardship? As human beings, we are naturally addicted to pleasure and want to avoid pain. However, when life hits you hard...

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Letting Go 101

All week it seems I have been asked the question at every turn, “How do I know when it is time to let go?” It could be in regards to a friend, intimate relationship, a job, a commitment to an organization, your family, or even...

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Why Life Can Be a Struggle

WHY LIFE CAN BE A STRUGGLE: Being congruent internally and externally is one of the keys to an ease-filled life. Yet most people are not aware of this, because they constantly say they want one thing and consistently do another. They are not in sync...

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Are You Stressing and Fearing the Worst?

STRESSING AND FEARING THE WORST? From the most painful and unfair, to the most challenging and heart-wrenching – all difficult and complex situations that come up, make it easy for us to feel fearful and out of control.  When we are in tough situations, it...

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The Universe is a Great Teacher

You will never be given a challenge or crisis that you can’t handle, though while in the midst of it, it can feel overwhelming and lead you to negative or depressing thoughts. During times like this, remember that our challenges always have a purpose. They...

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Do You Have a “Growth Mindset”?

If you are going through a challenge, you’ll get through it much faster if you develop a “growth mindset.”  Do you have a growth mindset?  You do if you believe that deep down you have what it takes to get through your challenge.  Or, that...

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