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When Life Is a Roller Coaster Ride Hold Onto Enough

I’m not a huge fan of roller coasters but I like certain ones. I don’t like the steep vertical drops. The tick tick tick tick sound as it slowly creeps up into the sky looking like I’m being jettisoned into space unnerves me. My heart pounds anticipating the drop to come. The fear locks my […]

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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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5 Reasons Why We Have Favorite Quotes

  The other day I was captivated by four little words I’d painted on my wall. Just a simple quote: Live loved Live free I just stood there staring at them appreciating the beauty of their artistic form and meaning. But then, I started to question why. Why was I captivated by them? Why would […]

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Do You Really Want To Eat That Crap Sandwich?

Springtime is such a beautiful season. So full of promise as new life erupts once again. Trees and flowers bloom with radiant colors and intoxicating smells. It’s a good time to sell your house and move. Children anticipate summer vacation. Weddings and graduations abound. All these are wonderful and exciting. Tis the season of celebration […]

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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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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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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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7 Benefits to Vulnerability & Connection

Last week I talked about how together is better, tapping into community, and what it takes to access the support we need. How we need to make ourselves vulnerable. Speak up. Allow ourselves to be seen. But is it just about getting support? Reaching out for help is good. Getting the help we need after […]

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How To Get The Support You Need

I made up a word today. I do that sometimes. I made up the word pondery*. This morning I was pondery. A photo grabbed my attention. One of our grandson walking together with me and my husband on South Mountain in Arizona. The frame is inscribed with the words Grandparents fill the world with love. […]

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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 […]