Monthly Archives: July 2013

Highly Personal Forgiveness

By Monica Nelson It is easier to forgive an enemy than a friend. –Madame Dorothée Deluzy If I were asked to list all the learning lessons of my life, forgiving would be one of the top-ranked themes. I can fairly say that I have faced all kinds of situations that at least presented an opportunity to forgive someone or something, if not having been its major focus. Forgiveness and all its many challenges is in ample supply in my life, as I suspect it is in yours. While the mechanics of forgiveness were always a source of learning, I pretty much knew its character. Or so I thought I did. It was … Continue reading

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Starting Over? Plant These 3 P’s Into Your Subconscious

By Monica Nelson You’ve been hit by a cyclone. Loss of a job, divorce or death of a spouse, financial ruin, or any number of other disasters that end your current reign of contented living. Devastated and flattened, all you want to do is give up. But that’s not an option. Starting over is staring you in the face and you are terrified. The most imperative of actions at this moment is to fight the negative self-thoughts running through your head. Those sneaky and snarky attempts by your subconscious to blindside your life’s purpose. It seems an overwhelming task. What can you do? Start by replacing those thoughts with the … Continue reading

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Becoming a Deeper Level of Kind

By Monica Nelson Years ago I had a friend, Robin. Robin was neither ugly nor was she outstandingly attractive. But Robin attracted everyone – men, women, children, everyone loved Robin from the moment they came within a few feet of her. And they, in fact, seemed to flock to her in groves. I found this an interesting phenomenon. So much so, I set about trying to discover what it was about Robin that drew people to her like hummingbirds to sugar water. Over a few months time, I analyzed Robin’s interactions with everyone she came in contact with, as well as myself. What I found was that Robin’s special trait, … Continue reading

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Fear, Vulnerability and Loathing

By Monica Nelson My husband and I attended a meeting last week where we voiced an opinion that went against the proposed action. I’d like to give you the details, but I would have to write a book to explain it all. Please indulge me as I speak in generalities so I can get quickly to the point. My husband took the lead and explained our position. While my position was somewhat different from my husband’s, the gist of it was in support of his stand. We made our viewpoint known, then left the decision to the committee without further appeal. In the end, the group made an adjustment to … Continue reading

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Personal Note to Followers of Author Monica Nelson Blog

Gentle-followers: We are in the process of transferring my blog’s home from residence on to my domain name at We’ve run into a few issues having to do with our domain service provider’s instructions. I would like to thank all of my followers for their support, and ask that you be patient with us while we make this transition. Hopefully, we will be up and putting new content on by the end of this week. I value your support, and I hope there is not much more inconvenience. Thank you, Monica Nelson

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The Morning Pinks are Just as Beautiful, or an Evolution of Gratitude

By Monica Nelson Pink in the morning, sailor’s warning. Pink at night, sailor’s delight. –Anonymous That was one of my mother’s favorite sayings. Of course, the saying refers to weather. But as I’ve weathered the storms in my life, I’ve come to equate morning pink with difficulties and hardship. My life did not turn out to be what I envisioned it to be as a young girl. There has been much more pain and struggle than I hoped or expected. In response to those struggles, I’ve sought after more than a few emotional tools to keep me going. I’ve found that gratitude and being thankful is a great motivator that … Continue reading

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