Productivity & Goals

meaningful choices

3 Ways to Make More Meaningful Choices this Year

It’s a new year, and if you’re like me, it’s time to reflect on how our choices have changed us during the last twelve months. Time to evaluate our motivations to realign our purpose with our actions. What meaningful choices will you make in the new year? It is part

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growing pains

The Uncomfortable Truth about Growing Pains

As a child, I remember waking up in the middle of the night with growing pains — my legs would be aching with the most uncomfortable pain. Mom would give me a drink of milk, and tell me to go back to bed.  Sometimes, when it was awful, she would

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Joy & Happiness

How Cancer has Changed Us

How Cancer has Changed Us

My husband and I were sitting around a table at a wedding. We were among friends, and the conversation was jumping from one couple to another as we caught up with each other. Someone asked my husband “how is your son?” He gave a brief rundown, and I interjected with

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Bowl of spilt milk

How do You Respond to Your Circumstances?

It’s human to feel as if our circumstances are a part of our emotions —  something we often have no control over. Thinking along those lines can lead to all kinds of negative feelings like helplessness, anger, and guilt. The reality is you DO have control. You choose how you

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Faith & Family

7 Things All Kids are Entitled to

7 Things All Kids are Entitled to

Have you ever considered what all kids might be entitled to? Years ago I visited the historic island of Alcatraz with my sister. From 1934-1963 it was used as a maximum-security federal prison. It was fascinating to see the actual cells where some of the most ruthless and notorious criminals

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Mindset & Emotions

loneliness

It’s Not Good to Feel Alone: How to Beat Loneliness

The day we officialy became empty nesters I was caught off guard in the way loneliness enveloped me. I was drowning in sadness as I found myself wandering around the empty bedrooms remembering the funniest of details about raising our family. For years I had been looking forward to having

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self-doubt and limiting beliefs

How to Crush Your Self-Doubt and Limiting Beliefs

I was listening to a podcast the other day where they talked about how self-doubt and limiting beliefs affect the way we show up in life. Limiting beliefs are created by the voice in our head — our thoughts. Because our brain is so quick to look for what might

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Redefining Success

How to Redefine Success Your Way

When our family was young, I felt like success was defined as picture-perfect. Nice, well-behaved children, a clean house, a husband who not only helps out but can read my mind. Has anyone else fallen for the same trap? Success isn’t about working to make everyone around you act a

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