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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 […]

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WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO “BE SEEN”? (Many Benefits)

I have been working on my Manifesto for many weeks now. It’s my statement of purpose of why I write and why anyone would be interested. The plan is to publish it next week. The title is Love’s Manifesto: to be seen, to be known, and to be loved into wholeness. The first part of […]

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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 Use Your NO To Change Your Life

Life is full of obstacles and throws curveballs at us. It happens to everyone. How you deal with it determines what happens next. Will you allow it to destroy you? Or will you exhibit the determination and persistence seen in many a toddler? Will you slam your foot down saying NO! and refuse to quit […]

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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) […]

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5 WAYS ENCOURAGEMENT IS POWERFUL

The other morning I was busily engaged in my usual writing exercise when my daughter texted me that her daily phone call would be a little delayed. She had to stop for gas because the gas light went on in her car. Immediately I connected it to what I had been writing about. Encouragement. I […]

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 […]

Adults Want Playtime – 10 Reasons Why They NEED IT

Kids think adults have it easy. That they have all the power, all the fun. But in actuality “adulting” is hard. Grown up life is demanding and full of responsibilities. There is so much to focus on, so much to do, so much to remember, so much stress. Stuff going on, all the time, non-stop, […]