Moving Is Like Fasting

September 20, 2012 at 1:41 PM
"It felt like the beginning of my first fast, years ago. Vulnerably, fear, insecurity. I felt striped down, not in control of my life and environment. The idea of ever writing in this place seemed impossible."    I have not written anything for over two months. Knives, books, TV remote, ... [More]

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Self Control Tip 1 – Don’t Ask God

July 1, 2012 at 10:55 PM
For years I prayed:  “please Lord, take this desire away from me” He didn’t! “God give me the strength to overcome______” No goose bump! “reveal Your Devine will of what I should do.” Silence! Here’s the thing. Each one of these prayers is put... [More]

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A Victim Of My Own Emotions

June 26, 2012 at 2:30 PM
“I’m going to try to lose 10 pounds” Wouldn’t it be cool to be able to say, “I’m going to lose 10 pounds,” and know that you will do it. No “try,” no self-doubt, that once the decision is made, it’s a done deal, it’s in the bank.&nbs... [More]

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How To Go From Obsession To Peace In 24 Hours

June 23, 2012 at 8:58 PM
“I sat there under a tarp trying to find reasons to justify going home. Reminded me of the inner debate when struggling with staying on a fast.”    Equipment Tent Ground sheet Sleeping bag Tarp Warm clothes Rain suit Food Water Camp stove Mess kit Lawn chair Bib... [More]

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Breaking Obsession Continued – Living Counter-intuitively

June 11, 2012 at 3:24 PM
“When you are in an obsessive circle it can feel like you have no control over thoughts and feelings. But what you do have control over is actions and decisions.” As I was sitting there gazing over the lake, it hit me, we express our God-likeness when we make counterintuitive choices, a... [More]

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Breaking Obsession Continued – No Actually – About Epiphanies

June 9, 2012 at 11:37 PM
This morning I had one of those great embarrassing epiphanies while sitting on a bench by a lake, and bummer, if I was not an hour’s bike ride away from anything electronic that I could have used to document the details. Not even my iPhone to voice-record. Oh, the embarrassing part happened wh... [More]

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Insider’s Tips To Controlling Obsession

May 14, 2012 at 4:49 PM
“I knew I had to take action. I also knew it was going to hurt, at least at first. But it was going to take some pain to break this spell of obsession.” I hate behavior that comes from obsessiveness. I come by it honestly­, it’s a part of the Lagerquist DNA, and at family dinn... [More]

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The New FreedomYou Site: The Story Behind The Story

May 1, 2012 at 3:08 PM
“What kept me in touch with that vision was curtailing my obsessive nature, shutting my laptop and spending time with the Vision-Maker.” What happens when something that you thought was going to take a year to do ends up taking almost three years? And what if that something is not tangi... [More]

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