Mindfulness

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The Fine Art of Self-Sabotage

Human beings are excellent at finding reasons to not do things. It’s part of our nature, part of the reason we...

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On Mental Illness and Getting Help

I’ve been struggling of late. Between working difficult hours at a difficult job with a very long commute and trying...

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It’s All Been Done Before

As I write this post and the ones before it, I think to myself, this isn’t any good at all....

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How To Make This Year Your Best Ever

It doesn’t matter if it isn’t January 1st, you’ve been putting off your dreams for long enough, haven’t you? You’ve...

Spring Challenges

Spring Challenges

Don’t know about you, but I’m ready to thaw out. A photo posted by Carey, James L. (@jameslcarey) on Feb...

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Overcoming Despair and Finding the Light at the End of the Tunnel

“Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.” ~ Christopher Reeve A few years ago, I was diagnosed with a life-threatening disease,...

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On Finding Gratitude

“Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.” ~ Eckhart Tolle Another Thanksgiving...

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8 Things I Would Tell My Younger Self

In a week I will be 35. <insert horror movie screams> Those ‘on the fives’ birthdays can be a real...

A Life Without Expectations

A Life Without Expectations

How often do you look at your life, take stock, and regret or lament the things you haven’t done yet?...

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Let Go Of Guilt

I took one ill-fated course in Spanish at the university level. I had taken three years of Spanish in high...

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Pursuing Your Passions vs. Creating Value

Simple living for me means working a 9 to 5 as little as possible. I don’t need a big house,...

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Find the Others

It’s hard to tell people about your dreams. Especially since you have about a 90% chance of telling them to...

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Catastrophe! Now What Do You Do?

  One morning of my senior year of high school in Plymouth, Michigan I decided that I wanted to get...

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Hobby Hours

print available at laracaseyshop.com Not too long ago I was talking to a friend about a book project they were...

You Can’t Rush Simplicity

You Can’t Rush Simplicity

A couple years ago, I wrote a post about how I got rid of my DVD collection and posted it...

The Simple Winter Vacation

The Simple Winter Vacation

Vacations are vital.  They’re a break from the routine, the ins and outs of daily life.  Even if you’re lucky...

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Goals: Keep Them To Yourself

So here it is: you’ve got this great idea, a goal in mind and you couldn’t be more excited with...

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5 Great Things About Failure

1. You Tried Let’s face it, no one likes to fail. We all want to wake up in the morning and be...