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Month: November 2018


Reading Time: 4 minutes Have you ever looked back at recent journal entries only to realize that all of the optimistic goals you wrote down never made it off the page?

Maybe you said you were going to lose 20 pounds and actually ended up gaining five.

Or perhaps you were going to write the Great American Novel, but instead only wrote two blog post drafts, neither of which you ended up posting.

You’re not alone. A lot of well-meaning individuals find themselves in similar circumstances.

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The New Yorker: The Long Wait for Tijuana’s Migrants to Process Their Own Asylum Claims

Reading Time: 9 minutes For the last two years, the Trump Administration has been trying to dismantle the asylum system altogether. By law, the U.S. must give migrants fleeing for their lives a chance to petition for refuge in the country, but anti-immigration stalwarts in the government have been working assiduously to make that a practical impossibility. Limiting access to the ports of entry plays into the broader strategy: asylum seekers are being told to wait indefinitely in Mexico, with no guarantee that American immigration agents will ever process their claims. When the migrants, in their desperation, attempt to cross in between official checkpoints and claim asylum on U.S. soil, as they’re legally allowed to do, the U.S. government has punished them severely—by detaining people indefinitely, separating parents and children, and, most recently, attempting to ban asylum completely for anyone who enters the country “illegally.” The over-all effect is a bottleneck of migrants in northern Mexico that has now become dangerously unsustainable.

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Hassan Al Kontar, Baby Trump Blimp, Cohen: 3 Stories You Should Read 11/30/2018

Reading Time: 2 minutesConfluence Daily is your daily news source for women in the know. In the category of:  Manafort instantly becomes irrelevant. Mueller starts to piece together Russia puzzle in most significant move yet Silent for so long, Robert Mueller is beginning to show the public the building blocks of a case that could imperil Donald Trump’s presidency. In the process, the special counsel is beginning to expose the lies and obfuscations that people around Trump, and the President himself, erected to try to hide multiple, unexplained ties to Russians in, and before, 2016. He is offering implicit...

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When the Present Moment is Dark

Reading Time: 3 minutes Everything we experience is the perfect opportunity for the next step of personal growth. And remember, in nature (which we are a part of) growth is always the objective.

When you view your current circumstances as if you had chosen them you give yourself the gift of empowerment.

Once you choose this perspective you stand in the place of knowing it’s your garden, you planted it, you’re tending it, weeding it, watering it, waiting for it.

And if you’re faithful to the vision, you will see it bloom. And it will be magnificent.

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Relationship Insurance

Reading Time: 4 minutes I’m not saying appreciation alone will save a marriage that’s in critical condition. It might, it might not. However, appreciation and gratitude will prevent a relationship from ending up on life support almost every time.

Appreciation is relationship insurance.

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