Category: Blog

Why Should I Pick Up a New Hobby?

My husband has always been known as the man with many hobbies. Just last year he woke up one morning and mentioned he wanted to learn how to play the ukulele.  By 3 pm he had a used one in hand and was taking his first YouTube lesson. A new skill to learn or adventure to pursue has always been …

Change, Faith, and Perseverance

Change and my faith have been two constants in the last decade and a half of my life. I think somewhere around our fifth move I felt good at applying the principle “bloom where you’re planted.” At the time, a lot had just wrapped up including an extended work assignment overseas separating my husband from our first baby and me …

A Summer of Travel, Memories, and Learning

Summer is my favorite time because it’s when we travel the most.  And I adore traveling.  This summer we kind of accidentally had a National Parks theme to our adventures.  I came away with a lot of pictures and some great memories.  I also came away with three life lessons. Lesson One:  You Never Know How Close You Are to …

Environments are Stronger than Willpower

The last few weeks I have been actively re-organizing and re-decorating my home and office. My boys are with their Dad for the summer, and yet for some reason, the clutter remained. I didn’t realize how much it was negatively impacting me until I started finding a place for everything, started taking down old things, and replacing them with new …

Stop Being Offended! 7 Ways of Thinking – Part Two

In part one we discussed some of the triggers for being offended and recognized how negative it can be to our well-being.  As promised, I’m sharing seven ways of thinking to replace your resentment with healthier and happier habits. It does require some work, but over time your burdens will become lighter. 1. Don’t “Take” Offense “Take” is defined as …

How Our Thoughts Can Turn Against Us

For eight weeks, I had a series of full blown crazy scary panic attacks. My whole lower body would shake like I had hypothermia. They led to adrenal fatigue as well as various other spin-off health issues, which of course added to the panic. My doctor told me to cut everything out of my life for the next 12 months. …

If It’s Worth Doing, It’s Worth Doing Well

My Grandfather was one of the most influential people in my life. He has been a continual source of inspiration even though he is no longer with me. He taught me many things, but one thing sticks out imparticular: “if something is worth doing, it is worth doing well.” This idea has served me well in my personal, professional, and …

The Condition of My Heart

I have a heart condition.  At least that is what I call it.  For years I have struggled with a nagging pain in my chest.  Simple tasks like climbing the stairs with a load of laundry, sprinting after a wandering child in the parking lot, or riding a bike up a hill quickly bring on this sharp pain.  The intensity …

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