Life In The Comic Zone

Written by Stephanie West Allen

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For years, couples may be operating on assumptions they have never checked out with each other.

I hate spinach. So do I. Why have we eaten it all these years? I thought you liked it. I thought you liked it.

Free yourself from any spinach tyranny in your life. Ask yourself about everything you do:

Why am I doing it this way? Does this way make sense? Is there a better way? Is there a more fun way?

When we question assumptions, we then have a choice to perhaps behave and think in new ways. The more you question assumptions,repparttar more you may laugh at some silly things you may have been doing.

When a person or company becomes attuned torepparttar 123909 process of questioning assumptions, it will happen with greater and greater frequency. Those burned-in thought furrows inrepparttar 123910 mind will begin to shift, and change, andrepparttar 123911 mind will LULU.

Cause and Effect, Or Effect And Cause, or What?

One kind of questioning assumptions isrepparttar 123912 questioning of cause and effect relationships. We often have these unexamined notions that A leads to B; we assume that B happens because A happened first. We set up these rules of cause and effect.

Turn these rules of cause and effect upside down get unruly to see if there is any truth, or humor, there. Where isrepparttar 123913 cause and where isrepparttar 123914 effect in these examples?

I yell so my dog gets nervous. Or maybe I yell because my dog is nervous, or a yelling person picks out nervous dogs.

I cannot go out inrepparttar 123915 world and contribute because I feel sick. Or maybe I feel sick because I do not go out intorepparttar 123916 world and contribute my skills and talents. Orrepparttar 123917 person who is unlikely to get involved outside herself is likely to get sick.

The workplace is frenetic so I feel stressed. Or I feel stressed so my workplace is frenetic. Or a stress-prone person chooses frenetic workplaces.

Let us hear it forrepparttar 123918 assumption questioners. May they live long, loosely, and lightly.

Little Lulu: A Role Model?

Do you rememberrepparttar 123919 irrepressible, feisty, lovable cartoon character Little Lulu? That girl had LULU down. She questioned everything. Yes, she had a bit of a rascal in her but most LULUers do. She had a great sense of humor. And did she question assumptions!

Remember what she did with her dads tie? She used it forrepparttar 123920 tail on her kite. Her moms lipstick? She wrote letters with it. Remember Lulu, see if you can find a Lulu comic book, and let her inspire you to LULU.

Stephanie West Allen, JD, is the author of _24 7 This! The Merry Method To Accelerate Success_. Excerpts at She coaches people in using the two Merry Maxims, WYTUG (What You Think Upon Grows) and LULU (Loosen Up, Lighten Up), to achieve health, wealth, creativity, and harmonized relationships. Contact her at

10 Ways To Spring Clean Your LIFE

Written by Kathy Gates

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6. Openrepparttar shades and let inrepparttar 123908 warmth of friendship.

7. Lighten up your thoughts with humor and fun.

8. Give away as much love, help, care, concern, and gratitude as possible.

9. Paint in new boundaries, and stencil some raised standards

10. Openrepparttar 123909 windows of your mind to new ideas and a fresh perspective on living a happier, better, easier life.

Kathy Gates is a Professional Life Coach who believes that "Life Rewards Action", and author of "7 SECRETS for a Great Life" ebook. She can help you make better decisions about your career, relationships, time, energy, and money that will help you live a happier, healthier life. Visit, email, or call 480.998.5843 for a FREE consultation right now!

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