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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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Fear Detox: How to Choose Love

Just like two weeks ago, today my writing didn’t go as planned. I had two other drafts before this one. What was my problem? Well, last week I said I’d talk about the love I mentioned at the end of the article. The love in the manifesto. The love in my book. The love that […]

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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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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 […]

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HOW TO MASTER YOUR MIND (4 Things You Need)

Last week I talked about emotions. I think emotions get a bad rap as if they are responsible for all our troubles. I beg to differ. Our minds play an important role in relation to those emotions. The mind by definition is responsible for processing feelings and emotions. That being the case, it is beneficial […]

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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WHERE DO YOU WANT TO GO?

Change. Life is full of it. It can be both exciting and terrifying. It can be planned or unplanned. It can be good and it can be bad. But one thing is But one thing is a constant – change moves us to a new place. It takes us somewhere. This is something we can […]

DOING the INCONCEIVABLE

Inconceivable. Ludicrous. Incredible Mindboggling. Mind-blowing. Out of the question. Unbelievable. Unthinkable. Unimaginable… what does that mean to you? Last Saturday was the one year anniversary of our trip to Hawaii. Realizing that brought a flood of thoughts and emotions. Primarily awe and gratitude. You see going to Hawaii was epic for my husband and me. Many […]

OLD MACDONALD HAD SOME STRESS EI/EIO

The last couple weeks have been a bit intense. Many changes in my life and in the lives of those I know and love. Change, whether good or bad produces stress. It effects our emotions. When there is a lot of it we can experience overload. A friend showed me this many years ago. It […]