Life/Work Balance

7 “Wakes” That Throw Me Off Balance

Always eager to strut her stuff, my adorable almost 21 month-old granddaughter proudly walked from one end of the pontoon boat to the other; back and forth again and again. Under ordinary circumstances, such pacing wouldn’t be all that impressive. However, on this particular day, the lake was anything but smooth. Keeping your balance on…

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9 Secrets to Thriving!

What does it take to thrive in every area of your life, including personally AND professionally? In a nutshell thriving is advancing, growing, and experiencing bliss in the various areas of your life. Sounds simple, right? Sadly, in today’s complex world there are a whole host of activities competing for your attention simultaneously. And there…

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How to Rest Your Way to Success

You haven’t always viewed rest the way you do today! Remember spending the day at the park, the beach, or an amusement park when you were a child; a day bursting with activity and wonder? Those days were exhilarating and exhausting. On the way home, you drifted to sleep in the back seat of the…

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What Are You Focused On: Sowing or Harvesting?

Soon the days will shorten and the thick, humid air of summer will turn brisk. It will be fall! Harvest time! Some of my favorites will be ripe and ready: apples, pumpkins, squash, beets, and more! Who doesn’t enjoy the excitement of harvesting fresh fruits and vegetables and indulging in their wonderful flavors? Next door…

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The Surprising Bonus to a Balanced Life

You could say that my husband I are foodies. The majority of our date nights and travel highlights all center around scrumptious dining experiences. Exploring new restaurants and taste experiences is like a hobby for us. We’ve enjoyed a gourmet meal in a cave in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, savored some of the most amazing…

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Are You Your Own Worst Enemy?

Being married for thirty years is a big deal! That’s why my husband and I decided to celebrate by pampering ourselves at a luxurious beach resort in the Bahamas. Time away is refreshing and makes space for reflecting, re-evaluating life, and meeting interesting people. Avid readers like my husband and I find devouring books in…

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6 Reasons to Ban the Word Busy

Hanging over our kitchen table are three red pendant lights. They accent the contemporary vibe of our kitchen nicely, and they attract hummingbirds like a magnet. It is not unusual at our house to be interrupted during a meal by a hummingbird flying smack into our kitchen window! At times, they make a second attempt…

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6 Powerful Pulls that Challenge Your Peace

Ever feel like you are pulled in a million different directions? Stretched to the point of breaking? Overwhelmed? That’s how I felt on my first and last water skiing adventure. To be fair, I am not much for water sports. That did not keep me from accepting an invitation to spend the day on a…

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6 Reasons to Expand Your Concept of Creativity

When you hear the word creativity what comes to mind? For many, the word is associated with artistic endeavors: paint, brushes, canvas, clay, and a host of other mediums. Others might connect creativity with a project or writing. Creativity is much bigger than that! It can be applied to every area of your life. It…

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Got that Dead End, Stuck Feeling?

Ever get a song stuck in your head? I don’t know why, but I have had the song Dem Bones, or Dry Bones, running through my head lately. If you have not ever heard Dem Bones, it spiritual song inspired by Ezekiel 37:1-14 where it describes Ezekiel visiting the Valley of Dry Bones and prophesying…

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