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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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What to Do With Unknown Situations

The other day my husband and I pulled into our driveway and there was a skunk on our lawn. In broad daylight. I don’t know much about skunks but apparently, they don’t like light. So what was this skunk doing on our lawn?   It appeared to be digging at first and my husband was […]

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Don’t Let Difficulty Destroy Your Dream

Do you eat liver? Do you drink juice smoothies? People consume them because they are good for their bodies. Some people enjoy them while other’s force feed themselves. Both for the same reason. They have a dream. What about mental and emotional food? I’m reading a book right now that is good for me. Actually, […]

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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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How to POWERFULLY Overcome Obstacles to Change & Personal Growth

You say you’re ready to start. You know which you need – change or growth. What comes next? Obstacles. Those nasty things that get in your way threatening to stop you. But in the words of Michael Jordan: Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give […]

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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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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 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. […]

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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 […]