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I felt like Quitting Until THIS Book Encouraged Me

  Discouragement is a destroyer. How we respond to it makes all the difference. When a sequence of events ran my value through the meat grinder of discouragement it enticed me to quit on my dreams. Encouragement whispered. Don’t quit now. Look at all you’ve accomplished. Remember your article Write Your Story Even if You’re Not […]

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Independence is Not Freedom

As a granddaughter of immigrants, I was raised to appreciate the price of freedom. America’s journey to become free from the tyranny of England began with the Declaration of Independence. A lot of blood was shed in the process. But I’ve learned that independence is not freedom. I appreciate the desire to come out from […]

Difficult but doable

Don’t Let Difficulty Destroy Your Dream

Do you eat liver? Do you drink juice smoothies? People consume them because they are good for their bodies. Some people enjoy them while other’s force feed themselves. Both for the same reason. They have a dream. What about mental and emotional food? I’m reading a book right now that is good for me. Actually, […]

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The Power of Knowing You’re Loved in Your Messy Life

Do you know how powerful it is to know you’re loved? Your immediate response might be yes, of course. But do you really? I know I didn’t. I knew how painful and powerless it was to not know it. It wasn’t until I crossed the line I understood. What line am I talking about?   […]

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5 Steps to Know Yourself & Live Freely

  Little kids are so free. They can dance like a baboon with a bucket on their head, or sing Jingle Bells off tune in May. They are unfettered by what people think of them. Living freely out of their true self comes easy. Or does it? Maybe their freedom of expression is how they […]

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Do You Value Your Inner Life?

  I completed the Tribe Writers course and found myself doing a lot of introspection. I needed to determine what now? I looked back over my journey and my writing and had these questions. Am I applying what I’ve learned? Am I being clear? Am I providing value? Why should you read what I write? […]

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12 Remarkable Benefits to Change and Personal Growth

I’ve been writing about change and personal growth. How if you don’t start you can’t get there. How change and personal growth are not the same and how to choose. And the obstacles in your way and how to overcome them. That all sounds like a lot of work. Why should you put yourself through […]

Which will you choose?

6 Ways Change & Growth Differ – Which Do You Need?

Change and growth. Growth and change. Aren’t they the same thing? We use the terms interchangeably so often the lines between them disappear. But what if it matters? Change and growth are not the same. What if your happiness depends on which you choose – to change or grow? How do you decide which you […]

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This ONE Thing Can Change Your Life Forever.

One year ago today I started something. I didn’t know what I was doing, but I started anyway. I didn’t have confidence I would succeed, but I started anyway. In fact, I was afraid and ignorant, but I started anyway. And because I did it, I started, TODAY I can look back and celebrate instead […]

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What it Means to KNOW Someone (3+7)

 Love’s manifesto has the subtitle To be seen, to be known, and to be loved into wholeness. This is the craving in the heart of every human being whether they will admit it or not. We already talked about the being seen part. What it means, why we want it, and what it will do for us. […]