Gratitude for Lent

Gratitude Practice (Art by Vladmir Volegov)

If you want to create a life you love, then let me be straight with you: you are going to have to do the work to tend your life. Sometimes, the focus needs to be on your body or career, but you can’t leave out that thirsty mind of yours or that beautiful soul. If […]

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Relationships Thrive When Nourished

6 Joe Bowler for Pepsi

Every morning while JB gets ready for work, I head to the kitchen where I start the coffee while I’m making his lunch. Once he’s out the door, I pour my first cup of coffee and begin my own day in earnest. This is a core part of my morning routine, and no, I haven’t […]

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Help is Not a Dirty Word

5 Author Sarnoff 1953 Get Help for Your Goals

If there’s one thing I’m familiar with, it’s the belief that in order for things to go the right way – and for my goals to really mean something, I have to do the heavy lifting, so to speak. Because, if I don’t do it all on my own, then have I really accomplished something? […]

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Resolutions: Channel the Concept to Love Your Life

4 Use Your Imagination by Joyce Ballentine

Welcoming a New Year has long been synonymous with fresh starts and the idea of making resolutions to Make Your Life Better. I haven’t made New Year’s Resolutions in over a decade, yet I get the appeal to them: for a brief moment, you are looking at the kind of life you desire to create. […]

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Leap Into The New Year

3 Leap by Ellen Barbara Segner 1938

The arrival of a new year never fails to fill me with an excited anticipation. While I’m a big believer that every day, or truly every moment, is an opportunity to start fresh, there’s something mystical about going through the threshold as one year becomes the next.  We have the opportunity to choose to see […]

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Allow Yourself to Give and Receive This Season

Give & Receive (Art: Alberto Vargas Holiday Cheer)

Oh, the joys of the holidays: the decorations, the food, and the desire to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list. It’s a lofty goal: to be that person, the one who always selects the one thing that will make your loved ones swoon with joy and realize how much you must love […]

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Self-Care for the Holidays (and Beyond)

Self-Care is Essential !

If the song tells us that this is the “most wonderful time of the year,” then why are so many folks so stressed out? In all the attempts to create the Best Holiday Yet, every bit of self-care gets thrown out the window. Even for those of us who work in the self-help industry, nourishing […]

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Grateful Tidings Help Nourish Your Life

Grateful for Thanksgiving

As I write this, it will soon be Thanksgiving in the US.  One thing I have always enjoyed about social media during this time of year is the opportunity to see the little things that nourish the lives of my friends and colleagues as they share “what I’m grateful for.” Due to the post-election social […]

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Energy Vampires: Sixteen Ways to Deal With Them

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If you’re like most people, this has happened to you: you were talking to someone and before you knew it, their complaints, their whining, their negative attitudes or their drama drained the life right out of you. After they left, you looked for fang marks on your neck but they were nowhere to be found. […]

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Writing By Hand Cultivates a Life I Love

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When it comes to creating a life I love, there is one change in my habits that has allowed me to shift the way I think: I’m writing by hand more often. As most of you like do also, I have a plethora of electronics and apps that help me manage my work and my […]

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