Blue Heron Wisdom Blog

For More Peace of Mind, Stop Complaining!

February 20th, 2014 by Laura Longley

This morning at 4:45 AM I awoke to the sound of large trucks on the street below my apartment. I waited a few moments to see if they were just driving by, but they weren’t. I got up and looked out the window. There are two buildings going up nearby – one next door to…

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I’m Always Amazed at How Everything (and Everyone) is Connected

January 17th, 2014 by Laura Longley

I continue to be amazed at how connected everything (and everyone) in my life is. There is no doubt in my mind that we are all connected and that everything that happens in my life is related. The past several weeks I’ve been feeling a lot of doubt and confusion about my career direction. It…

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Is This Resistance or Self-Knowledge?

September 25th, 2013 by Laura Longley

Last night I attended the first in a 10-week class series at a  local Center for Spiritual Living. I signed up mainly because a friend of mine was going, and I had been feeling a bit at loose ends with attending seminars and courses and thought I might learn something, I went with no expectations…

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The Good Thing About Being in a Bad Mood

September 24th, 2013 by Laura Longley

Yesterday morning I woke up in a bad mood. Does that ever happen to you? So, being grumpy was not related to something specific that had happened. It was just there. As the day progressed, I found reasons to be in a bad mood. In other words, things happened that justified me feeling grumpy. Can…

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What Are You Refusing to See?

September 18th, 2013 by Laura Longley

I have a lot of dreams. Frequently they are pretty intense. A few days ago I had one of those intense ones that I knew I needed to process as soon as I woke up. There were a number of messages in that dream, but one that really stood out for me was about how…

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I Love Laundry Day!

September 17th, 2013 by Laura Longley

I recently moved from a house to a large apartment building. After I got over complaining about not having a washer and dryer in my unit, I found that I love having a big laundry room with lots of washers and dryers where I can do a whole week’s worth of laundry in one fell…

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What Do You Need To Tell The Truth?

September 10th, 2013 by Laura Longley

My mother and I have not always had an easy relationship. This might be news to her (part of the problem is that I’m not sure how aware she is). Recently she has taken an interest in my radio show. As you know if you listen to the show, I frequently use myself and my…

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Choosing Peace and Happiness Over Anger and Turmoil

September 9th, 2013 by Laura Longley

This morning at 4 AM I awoke to some noise in the street outside. I got up and looked out the window. Once I got over how foggy it was (totally unexpected!), I saw that they were delivering some heavy equipment to the new construction site across the street from my apartment. As I went…

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YOUR INNER CRITIC: Don’t Let it Block Your Success – Guest Post by Doris Helge, Ph.D.

January 21st, 2013 by Laura Longley

Whether you’re self-employed or you work for someone else, your inner critic can deflate your business confidence and success like a sharp tack destroys a balloon. It can be very difficult to focus on your strategic plan when you’re bombarded by mental chatter like, “You don’t know what you’re doing” or “You’ll never succeed.” One…

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Share Your Gratitude for 2012!

December 31st, 2012 by Laura Longley

On today’s Dr. Pat Show (archive at we talked about what we were grateful for in 2012. By sharing our gratitude we inspire others to be grateful in their lives, and we feel happier by focusing on what is right for us. Come and share your gratitude by commenting here.

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