Regrets: How to process them. Don’t miss #5!

Regrets. Melancholy or motivation? Normally we see this word as a heart breaker. But what if we used this word as a catapult to make things happen? What if, we stood taller and said, “No more regrets, let’s do this!” Lack of time, fear, and rejection seem to play a...

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One of those? Three tricks to transform a lion into a lamb.

This past January started with an unexpected visit from a lion who set-up camp. This wasn’t one of those sleepy lions, this cat was roaring. A New Year, a fresh start, and WHAM, I’m faced with my first of many challenging days. I get it, these things happen, but they...

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The meaning of Christmas has to do with YOU?

Are you looking to have an awesome Christmas this year? A Christmas that will move you? One that has meaning behind it? I know I am. This past month I researched Christmas, that’s kind of funny to say. But I sought out answers to this holiday. After I put some of...

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Want freedom? This place gave my heart just that.

November is not the perfect month to be blogging about a garden…at least where I live. But it is the perfect month to blog about what my garden DID for me. Not too long ago I found myself walking to my garden, but I didn’t go there to do my normal tending of it. I...

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Baby picture can untangle an identity crisis?

Have you ever looked at your baby picture and asked yourself, “Am I the person you thought I was going to be?” I know that sounds weird asking a baby picture a question, but what do you think your answer would be? Identity, or lack of, affects not only your own...

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Whine, When, Why: 3 Fixes of Volunteering. I love #3.

Have you caught yourself saying, “Oh, someone else will do it.”? We all know volunteering is essential for our charities, religious organizations, pancake breakfasts, environmental cleanups, and schools to name a few. And we all know we SHOULD volunteer for something,...

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What Am I Doing Wrong – when busy bites

Is it me, or is it true that the last six weeks of school are insanely busy? Every year I say to myself, “I can handle May and June; I’m prepared for it.” But when it hits all the neat and tidy thoughts explode into chaos. Seriously! What am I doing wrong? The answer...

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This #1 stress fighter gets overlooked ALL THE TIME.

Stress got you? Two years ago I accidentally deleted my entire website. The uninvited hot, prickly stress-wave crashed on my face when I saw ‘File Not Found’. It’s in these stressful moments when we start talking out loud to ourselves, “WHAT THE? NO!!” Stress can make...

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Clothes, do WHAT? Bet you didn’t know clothes did this…

Clothes. Dressing my body isn’t’ easy for me; when I'm choosing the 'right' clothes to wear, I fight with practically, comfort, and expression. Finding that happy harmony is HARD! At times I am baffled at the amount of minutes I spend putting clothes on...and off. Why...

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How Cookie Dough Gave Me Super Powers

“You let this little thing tell you what to do?” – Diana (Wonder Woman) Tears streamed down my cheeks. “Dear God, how am I going to do this? I have too much going on…too many hats to wear: Christmas shopper, decorator, home manager, wife, mom, personal banker,...

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The Price Behind Silence

Silent Night, Holy Night, all is calm, all is bright. Silent Night, the Christmas song, was composed in 1818. This now traditional Holiday tune debuted all because of an organ…that broke.* Without the help of an ill organ who knows if this song would have surfaced;...

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Depression Can Make You Stronger.

We’re climbing out of our crevasse of depression; occasionally we slip back, but catch ourselves by our jagged fingernails. We’re exhausted, feel weak, but try to press on. Out of desperation we continue to reach for the next ledge. How do we gain life from a dark icy...

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