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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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5 Steps to Know Yourself & Live Freely

  Little kids are so free. They can dance like a baboon with a bucket on their head, or sing Jingle Bells off tune in May. They are unfettered by what people think of them. Living freely out of their true self comes easy. Or does it? Maybe their freedom of expression is how they […]

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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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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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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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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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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 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. […]