Adventure and exploration,  Personal growth,  Rumi

Self-imposed limitations

“Why do you stay in prison, when the door is so wide open?” ~Rumi, Sufi poet

Whether we realize it or not, sometimes we’re responsible for creating our own obstacles. We might cling to old beliefs and stories or make new assumptions that aren’t based on fact. The good news is that we also have the power to move past our self-imposed limitations.

How often do you deceive yourself into believing that you don’t have the ability to achieve a particular goal? How often do you think a door is closed when it really isn’t? ~CL

Throughout my career, I've worked as a book production editor, travel magazine editor, features writer, and weekly newspaper columnist. My award-winning lifestyles features and essays have appeared in many national magazines and anthologies, including Newsweek, Reader's Digest, The Christian Science Monitor, Writer's Digest, Victoria, Better Homes & Gardens, Bella Grace, and more. My weekly Sunday "Life Lines" column ran for 14 years in The Daily Tribune (Royal Oak, MI) and won a First Place (Local Columns) award from the Michigan Press Association. My essay collection, Writing Home, includes 93 previously published columns and essays focusing on parenthood and family life.

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