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August 2022 Newsletter
I am wrapping up a week long vacation today. My wife and I didn’t go anywhere, so it was more of a “stay-cation.” What I really needed was a break from work and economic activity (don’t we all!). Family from Pittsburgh, PA came to us and we hunkered down in my southern New England town while enjoying the beach, camp fire, smores, fine foods, and craft beer.
In spirit of Labor Day and my last vacation day, onward to this month’s newsletter.
My recent article on Substack:
A thread about attracting money…
How to find multiple solutions to a problem
You can gain a higher perspective to problems and discover more possibilities by consulting different versions of yourself.
Is financial abundance a real thing?
A common definition for abundance is plentiful, more than enough, or overflowing. By definition, yes—you can have an abundance of money. But does that guarantee us real abundance? The kind of abundance that our hearts long for.
What I’m reading
BuzzFeed performed a yearlong investigation of Tony Robbins that included leaked recordings, internal documents, and interviews that claims he has berated abuse victims and subjected people to potentially dangerous practices. Robbins has also been accused of inappropriate sexual advances. While this is “old” news (2019), it has recently come into my awareness. And honestly, is any of it a real surprise? Part 1 of the series starts here.
The history of Labor Day and fighting for worker’s rights. This article also highlights the growth of inequality, a stock market crash, and mentions that the Senate was a club of rich men, which is something I have read before.
We are born into trauma and live it daily. Our society says we are fundamentally flawed. And then we are gaslighted into believing that it’s “my” fault. Because of this, we have such a deep need to be seen, recognized, and understood.
One of the greatest gifts that you could give someone is the gift of acceptance. This means not judging the person you are with, and not wanting them to change. You allow them to be who they are with no strings attached.
The gift of acceptance is an act of love. It’s a pathway for healing the story of separation that has been passed down to us for generations.
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