Category: Learning

Quick-Fix to Hard Things

The Quick-Fix for the Hard Questions in Life

Today the internet and media are flooded with short-cuts and “how-to” blog posts and articles. The movie title “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days” comes to mind. We have become a society drawn the quick fix for the hard questions we face in our lives.

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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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5 Steps to a Stress Detox

While the triggers may be different, any situation we perceive as threatening, or that requires us to adjust or change, can set off stress. It often creeps in quietly through the back door and before we know it we feel overwhelmed with the burdens that have seemingly mounded up from nowhere.

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Dare NOT to Compare

Since comparison is the thief of joy, and that is what makes life so fulfilling, let us stop missing out on life! Let’s be brave and dare NOT to compare. Let’s embrace the gift of being who we are!

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Wedding Planning 101: 11 Lessons Learned

It seems like pure madness to think about wedding planning at the first of the year, but about this time last year, our oldest daughter got engaged. I learned a few tidbits of wisdom that I wish I had known from the get go. So, for all you parents that have a daughter’s wedding on the horizon – this one is for you.

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Believe

Sometimes we are our own worst enemy. Our discouragement and doubt can drown out our desire to find success. (Photo Credit ©Julia Rosenlof)

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As a young teen, I was taught to begin with the end in mind.  “What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.”[3] Our goals and resolutions should reflect the type of person we are working on becoming.  Rather than the typical motivations, consider your desires. Desire goes beyond just wanting to make something happen, it is a deep commitment or determination to act. Select one new desirable habit, virtue or characteristic.  Don’t go overboard – but find something to focus on that matters to you.

Choices for Change

There is something about the clean slate of a new year that causes most to reflect on the past and determine what we would like to accomplish in the year ahead.

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Just Breathe

Just Breathe

As I reached the top my daughter saw my labored breathing. I told her that I felt sick and thought I was going to pass out, to which she replied “Mom you’ve just got to breathe.”

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