Habits

10 Ways to Cultivate an Attitude of Gratitude

Cooking is a creative outlet for me; a chance to experiment and indulge in luscious food. In the last 31 years, have yet to make a turkey for Thanksgiving or any other time of year!  That’s one of the few culinary tasks I delegate to my husband so that I am free to focus on…

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How I Set My Day Up for Success

It’s no secret – there are 24 hours in each day. Whether you are wildly famous or an unknown, you have the same number of hours in your day. How you choose to use your hours – that makes all the difference! And how you choose to start your day – that has the potential…

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What’s Your Go To Question?

Everybody has their own story and unique motivations that prompt them to do what they do. That’s why I enjoy character driven movies, biographies, and meeting new people. People are fascinating! Getting to know someone new is like unwrapping a gift – you just never know how their life will impact and change yours. Sometimes…

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6 Obstacles To A Life Bursting with Gratitude

Change follows a shift in thinking. Without a shift in your thinking, the odds are good that even with tremendous willpower you will drift back to your old ways. Beliefs are woven intricately into the tapestry of your life, making them hard to put your finger on, hard to isolate and identify. And tricky to…

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10 Things You Need to Quit… Yesterday!

Quitting – no one likes to be a quitter. There is a certain stigma associated with quitting. Yet sometimes, hanging on is the worst decision there is! Quitting can feel like failure… or giving up… or not being determined enough to see something through. It is an ending, and endings are hard. In addition to…

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Let it Go! 7 Things You Might Be Holding On To

Routines are something I naturally gravitate towards. They just feel right. My favorite routine is my morning routine that includes time with God, planning my day, and some kind of exercise. A routine may not sound very exciting – doing the same thing day in and day out. Sometimes it is flat – free of…

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5 Musts to Make 2015 a Fabulous Year!

Every year takes on a vibe of its own. Some years are about growth, letting go, or abundant blessings. Other years are about sweet things like the birth of a child, a marriage, or travel. For me, this past year was teeming with new adventures – a new home, city, church, and volunteer role. The…

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Six Hazards of Hurrying

I won’t tell you how many years I have been driving – let’s just say more than 30. In that time, I have had the heart racing experience of being pulled over for speeding twice. The crazy thing is that those unfortunate moments were less than a month apart! My explanation: wedding planning distraction. That…

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Take the Wheel; Driving Your Own Life

On my 16th birthday, I passed my driving test and earned my driver’s license. It was my ticket to independence, and I was elated! Along with the independence came responsibility: abiding by traffic laws, maintaining a car, filling it with gas and getting a job to make it all possible. Suddenly life was a little…

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What’s Around the Edge?

Ever feel like the fast forward button has been pushed? Even with all the advanced technology it seems like more and more must fit into a day. The days of rocking on the front porch, sipping tea and shooting the breeze is a thing of the past – or is it? No matter how demanding…

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