Productivity & Goals

Blog 1

What is the One Thing Holding You Back

Have you ever considered what might be keeping you from accomplishing your biggest dreams and goals? What is the one thing holding you back? Here are a few clues. It’s has nothing to do with how smart or talented you are. Nothing to do with how much free time you

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motivated by momentum

How to Build Momentum When You Feel Paralyzed

Have you ever felt totally paralyzed to the point you had no idea how to move? Stuck because you didn’t know how to build momentum to get things done? I have this crazy fear of heights and a husband who is a restless explorer. One time on a family trip

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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

Happy Habits

7 Habits of the Happy

Happiness is often considered one of those ever elusive emotions. We seem to search for it as if it were some tangible object. The truth is, happiness is something we feel despite what might be going on in our life – it is a state of being independent of circumstance.

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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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Faith & Family

Blog 3

Our Newborn’s Heart Surgery and How we Survived

On an unusually warm February morning, I walked hand in hand with my husband, Chris, toward our 20-week ultrasound appointment for our third child. As we entered the doctor’s office, I had a startling impression everything would not be okay. I immediately wished we had prayed together before leaving the

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Mother's Day

Why Mother’s Day Can Be Different This Year

Does Mother’s Day fill you with dread or a sense of contentment? Years ago, I decided Mother’s Day was not one of my favorite holidays. Do I sound strange?  My husband was baffled. What’s not to love about breakfast in bed, a day off from dishes, with hugs, kisses, and

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Mindset & Emotions

Blog 5

Decide to be Fearless: 4 Ways to Conquer Your Fears

One of the most memorable experiences I have of being fearless was also one of my greatest failures. I tried out to be a cheerleader in the spring of my 10th grade year of high school. Two of my good friends had been cheerleaders that year, and I had sat “alone” in the bleachers while they did their thing during games. At the time, I envied their cute uniforms and thought it would be fun if we were all cheering together.

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