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February 2015

Madison MacGregor

I recently went shopping and saw a shirt in a store that read, “Good things come to those who hustle”. 

It feels like hustling is the new “thing.”  We see this being modelled everywhere from the commercials we watch to the books we read. We are conditioned to believe that hustling equals our self-worth and the busier we are and the more we hustle, the greater our self-worth.

We are not born to HUSTLE all the time…to constantly be moving, frantically, busy doing STUFF.

We need to have balance.

Think about the times you feel the most at peace. It isn’t when you are cut for time and struggling to get something finished. You probably feel more peaceful when you take a much needed vacation; laying in the beautiful hot sun and relaxing. Fully present in the moment and happy. This is your true nature…and for this reason our culture LOVES vacations…

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Madison MacGregor

Screen Shot 2015-02-03 at 10.43.22 PM My elementary school picture circa 2007

During my entire elementary school education (kindergarten-grade four) I was bullied by classmates I considered my friends. As painful as it was at the time, I am grateful for what I have learned, especially the power and importance of FORGIVENESS.

These “bullies” ended up being some of my friends, and my greatest teachers as a young child. We all “make mistakes” from time to time…but we must learn to understand and forgive ourselves and others for what has happened, knowing that what happened may not have been right, but that it is in the past and it’s behind us.

We have a choice to let go or hold on to our past; whether it is a small conflict, or a major life-changing event. We need to recognize that we can’t change our past. As Oprah says: “Forgiveness is giving up the hope that the…

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