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Had a lovely discussion about gratitude today with Joy Stevens of Grateful Chics.  They provide beautiful daily reminders to count your blessings.

What struck me, was how those of us “in the know,” have no trouble at all discussing the miracles in our lives.  I regularly talk about the magic that occurs at our Coffee &Collaboration® table; I have a daily meditation practice; and feel like I am constantly aware of just how lucky I am to have this beautiful life.

To me, gratitude is a normal part of the every day, from first thing in the morning (“5 things”) to the last thing before I go to bed (“whatcha grateful for?”), plus every time I go in or out of my house I have a visual reminder.

Since it is so embedded in my life, I don’t have any big stories about “how gratitude made things better,” or “significant life changes,” due to actively engaging in gratitude.

So I wonder… Do you?

What kinds of gratitude do you practice?  How has it made a difference in your life?

If you don’t have a regular practice, why not?  What is in the way of you starting?  I’m curious!

Please comment & share.


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Hell Yes!, Hell No! & Maybe

Someone asked me this morning about how I gained clarity about my life.  After some discussion about “going toward the energy,” I remembered the note I have in my desk that says,



I learned it from Andrea J. Lee.

The basic idea is to figure out if something has energy for you, ask yourself if you want to do it.

Hell Yes! means what it sounds like – yep – there’s energy there. Go DO it.

Hell No! also has energy.  It could mean that there is something you CANNOT let continue in your life.  Go FIX it.

Maybe? is “meh.”  It’s probably something that you either think you should do, or you have a story in your head from someone else who thinks you should do it.

Maybes are NOs in disguise.

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Spending the morning re-writing my About Page.  So many words!  Trying to keep things shorter; learning every day.

Ecstatic that people are coming to Coffee & Collaboraton(c).  (Wishing that I could make that (c) automatically).

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First Blog post

This site is still very much under construction.  The things you see right now are in FIRST DRAFT form.  Please do not get too attached.  Feel free to wander around, comment, and of course join us for Coffee & Collaboration.  Looking forward to getting to know you better.  Have a GREAT day!

Rachel Claret, MSM, evocateur

Claret Enterprises, LLC


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