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Cleaved, 50 for 50 #33

My latest is up over on iPinion Syndicate. 

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  • 7 January 2019
  • Author: Tracey Yokas
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My Saturday Night Live!

Pema Live! 50 for 50 #21

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  • 26 June 2018
  • Author: Tracey Yokas
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A different take on before and after. . .

Before and After

I learned this lesson the hard way a couple of years ago, and I learned it again in full force over the last month when the son of a woman I know jumped off a roof to his death; the next day, I learned about two more recent suicides that happened in families I know of. Most people don’t think about the decision to stay alive as a choice, we don’t consider the option to say, No, thanks to life, but some people do. These are the befores and afters that change everything.

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  • 5 August 2015
  • Author: Tracey Yokas
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What I'm reading and how it helped. . .

Just Finished, Up Next

There is no answer, no magic bullet, no potion “out there.” For a long time I believed I took up all the wrong kind of space in this world. I judged myself, harshly, based on the double digit size of my pants, and I felt “less than” because I didn’t live up to society’s expectations of how I should appear, or my own. Reading this one book didn’t eradicate this belief, and I still have plenty of tough days, but this one book did remind me there is something better than “endlessly pushing the boulder of obsession up the mountain.”

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  • 9 July 2015
  • Author: Tracey Yokas
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Notes on Gratitude

I had a sense of the truth of Tolle's words. I seek joy from external sources: people, places, possessions. Yes, I do. No wonder I end up disappointed, and as Tolle says, frustrated. I’ve been looking for joy in the wrong place!

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  • 1 July 2015
  • Author: Tracey Yokas
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