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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 […]

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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 […]

Power of Community

3 Amazing Examples of the POWER of Community

Community is a powerful thing. For the last three weeks, we’ve been looking at if from a personal view. How it affects the individual. How we need each other. How we need to allow ourselves to be seen. How we need to speak up. How a community can be large or small (just two). Also, […]

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Are You Emotionally Ready for the Unexpected?

The New Year has arrived. How is it going for you? Is it all you hoped? Are your plans going well? What if something messes up your plans? Are you emotionally prepared for that? Entering the New Year I had my goals in place. I was excited. I had a great post started full of […]

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. […]

THE MOST AMAZING WAY TO HELP YOURSELF

Do you ever get stuck in your own stuff? Can’t see through the fog of too much to do or too many emotions? I was reminded of that the other day and remembered something that helped me. It started with a quote and led to an action, which took me to a change inside of […]

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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 […]

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 […]