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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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4 Practical Ways to Create Successful New Habits

When I want to create some sort of change in my life, whether it is for personal growth or development, I typically start looking at what habits might help. A Habit is an acquired behavior pattern regularly followed until it has become almost involuntary, whereas, a goal is a result

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Joy & Happiness

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Do you Find Joy in your Journey?

We all face difficult times in our life. Sometimes it seems like it might just be easier to stop where we are, but life’s laws of gravity do not work that way. If we are not moving forward we start rolling backward.

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3 Ways to Improve and Strengthen Our Self-Love

Our theme for February is Love! Depending on what’s going on in your life, “Love” can cause a variety of thoughts and feelings. Today we are focusing on self-love! I firmly believe that when I love myself, I show up differently. I’m able to love others without judgment. I set

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Choosing Joy

The Wisdom in Choosing Joy

Is choosing joy a choice? How often have you encountered an unexpected situation and had to decide how you were going to react or respond? Where do you choose to focus? It was quiet.  Too quiet in fact. My daughter tended to silently sneak away and find “things” to create

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Faith & Family

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What I learned as I Muddled through Motherhood

As a parent, we’ve all felt inadequate at some point in time.  We muddle along in a half daze improvising and making do with what we know and have learned along the way.  Sometimes it feels as if we are making a bigger mess of things because there is no

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Poisoned by Degrees

Sometimes our attitude is being poisoned drop by drop without us even knowing it. I’ve learned a few things to keep in mind to avoid being caught unaware.

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Mindset & Emotions

bitterness of unmet expections

Bound in Bitterness: The Frustration of Unmet Expectations

Have you ever felt the frustration of unmet expectations quickly turn into intense negative emotions? When we get bound in bitterness, it is sometimes hard to see a way out. I recently had frustrations quickly escalate into negative emotions that sent me spiraling.    I’ve always looked forward to the

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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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