Finding Grace in the Cards We’re Dealt

Finding Grace in the Cards We’re Dealt

Challenges build character, right? I try to remind myself of that every time a ‘crisis’ rises. But why are we so hard on ourselves when trials surface? Part of the reason is perfectionism. Impatience comes to play. Then anger seeps into the equation. With all these...

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Courage and confidence? Go to the source.

Courage and confidence? Go to the source.

In 2007 my courage collapsed and my heart panted for fullness. My independence, which I held on to so tightly, attached to others. The attitude of do more than exist went to merely existing. But most of all my confidence and courage seeped further away from my core....

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“Whoa Back”: Slowdown Showdown.

“Whoa Back”: Slowdown Showdown.

Slowdown Showdown is an event us racehorses ignore. However, to have endurance and finish strong, a 'whoa back' is in dire order. Today I have four questions to help you figure out how to slow down before its made for you without your consent. "She'll be coming around...

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Pressure? Stress? Leave it where?

Pressure? Stress? Leave it where?

Pressure, stress, and worry got the best of me; until I unexpectedly stumbled into a promising antidote. A couple years ago I accidentally deleted my entire website. Yeah, ‘File Not Found’ stared at me in the eyes. My stress level went from a three to a hundred in a...

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Top 13 reasons why you need a hobby NOW!

Top 13 reasons why you need a hobby NOW!

A hobby are more than just a hobby. Have you ever gotten overwhelmed, in a funk, or frustrated about the pace of life? Who hasn’t? It’s going to happen and repercussions may bellow; however, a hobby can help quiet the roar and make you feel human again. But wait! I...

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

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.

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?

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.

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?

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.

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

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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Lost in Space? We just might be! – 3 survival steps to do now!

Lost in Space? We just might be! – 3 survival steps to do now!

Okay, so right now on Netflix, my husband and I are watching the remake of the 1965 TV series “Lost in Space”. It’s about the Robinson family who goes on a space adventure to find a better planet to live on…earth is dying. Well, they crash on this alien planet, which...

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This #1 stress fighter gets overlooked ALL THE TIME.

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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