Reimagining self-care: the benefits of regular timeouts

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In reading up on the concept of self-care, I stumbled onto a great deal of differing opinions. Some are negative, touting that the practice of taking an active role in protecting one’s own well-being and happiness—particularly during periods of stress—involves…[read more]

The truth of the matter: feelings or fact

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Not too long ago, I noticed a recurring theme in my speech. While I’m not suggesting the following phrases aren’t valid, they gave me pause: “I don’t feel like it,” and “I’m not in the mood.” But here’s the problem: both are based on emotion vs. truth. And the truth is:…[read more]

‘As if’ habits: getting serious about what you want

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Act as if you were already the person you most want to be. ~ Brian Tracy

How serious are you about going after what you want to achieve in the new year? I’d like to think I’m at the all-in serious stage—the one where…[read more]

You get what you give: small beginnings

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Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin. ~ Zechariah 4:10

When the path to achieving a goal becomes littered with challenges and setbacks, how do you respond…[read more]

When too much happens at once: dealing with change

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As a rule, I’m not good with change. Also me: I crave change. Otherwise, I become lazy or stagnant. Change is…[read more].

Where the real work happens: making the most of your ‘not yet’

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In my inaugural post of 2023, I feel obligated to say something meaningful as we usher in the new year, so here goes: If you’re like me, and living in the space of “not yet”…[read more]

A recap of 2022: more than checking off the ‘dones’

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In my next to final post of 2021, I recounted the milestone moments of my past to (hopefully) better inform a future grounded with intention. This served to help me recall goals accomplished…[read more]

A Christmas wish: encountering agape love

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With Christmas right around the corner, my gift to subscribers is an opportunity to win an Amazon eGift Card. If you haven’t already signed up for my emails, you can still enter this month’s raffle by clicking here. It’s my way of saying…[read more]

Another trip around the sun: gifting grace

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Wasn’t it just yesterday I blogged about my birthday—living with intention, dreaming new dreams, stepping outside of my comfort zone? Life looks vastly different today than it did last year…[read more]

One size fits all: the gift of kindness

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As you reflect on the past year, does a gift of kindness stand out to you—one that you either received or extended? For my husband and me, the story begins…[read more]

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