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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? […]

Open your heart to know & be known

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. […]

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Why We Hide Emotionally (2 things we need)

I had a different topic in mind for today but I woke up feeling strange. Have you ever done that? Just felt weird inside. I found a vague sense of discontent rolling around inside me. I responded with what I believed would fix my problem. Gratitude. I practiced some gratitude. Looked for reasons to be […]

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LOVE’S MANIFESTO

I’m excited to announce the launch of my eBook! It took weeks of writing, editing, and formatting, and I’m thrilled to finally share it with you. Love’s Manifesto. Love’s Manifesto To be seen, to be known, to be loved into wholeness   About the manifesto Love’s Manifesto is a small eBook about becoming your true self through […]

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How To Put It Back Together When Your Heart Breaks

Last year was rough for many people. This year didn’t waste any time dishing out difficulty in my life. January first was an emotional day. I had one family member in the ER and another taking a larger step toward death. I wrote about it in the article Are You Emotionally Ready For The Unexpected. […]

WHAT IS YOUR INNER ORCHESTRA PLAYING?

As I write this, my mother-in-law is on the edge of eternity. My husband and I went last night to say our final goodbyes. Whenever any of us encounter death the questions surrounding who we are, and what happens after we breathe our last, come rising up inside of us. Some have learned to shove […]

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HOW TO ACCOMPLISH WHAT YOU SAY YOU WANT

Is there something you want to do but don’t do? Is there something you want to stop but don’t stop? Let’s say a habit or a goal? I’ve been there. I’m pretty sure we all have. Today I want to tell a story. A story both of failure and success. A story of how I […]

WHY CHRISTMAS MATTERS (2 Reasons – Even If You Don’t Believe In Jesus)

There is a lot of controversy regarding Christmas. People fight about how we should celebrate when we should celebrate and even where we should celebrate. But the biggest fight is about why. Why does Christmas matter? Why should you celebrate Christmas? Because Christmas changed your life in two concrete ways – without you doing a thing. […]

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Powerful Help for When Holidays Hurt

Emotional pain around a holiday has many sources. The emotions will sideline us if we fail to address them. I was reminded of that this past weekend. Both of the pain and the tools I needed to use. I got the turkey Sunday. Monday I had a meltdown. The night before my heart had broken […]

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9 Essential Nutrients for a Vibrant Inner Life

A healthy vibrant inner life does not happen by accident. The inner life has needs. These needs are ongoing. Just like your body burns the fuel you feed it and you must eat again, likewise your inner life. Both need nutrients and reflect what they consume. How so? Your outer life (the things you do) […]