Feb 25

6 Ways To Handle Anger

I have a confession: I recently lost my temper. Like, I completely lost my cool. Straight up red faced, raised voice, fuming: the whole nine. And I honestly don’t remember the last time this happened. It has easily been over a year since anger of this nature paid me a visit. I allowed anger, frustration, emotion …

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Feb 19

A Simple Exercise For More Happiness


I’ve been thinking a lot lately about life, my goals, dreams and what it is I truly want for myself. It made me realize that all of us should take a step back sometimes and ask ourselves what we truly want. Not only that but, what are we willing to do to get there? We …

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Feb 12

12 Goodbyes To Consider

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I had a dream the other night where I was giving a speech to my graduating class from college. I prepared the talk and let a friend read it. This person looked at me after reading it and said, “It’s alright, but nothing pisses me off more than when I see someone is being mediocre …

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Feb 04

Learning How To Slow Down

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Life can get overwhelming at times. We get caught up in the hustle of life everyday. Making sure our work is completed, the grocery shopping, our errands, returning phone calls, texts and emails, getting the kids to and from, spending time with our loved ones, cooking, cleaning, working out and the list begins to stack …

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Jan 28

What I Learned From Two Weeks Without A Cell Phone

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  Most people plan to go off the grid whether they lock themselves in a cabin with no service, turn their phone in for a retreat or shut their phone off for a weekend. While I knew I would be off the map because I was out the country, what I didn’t know is there …

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Jan 14

Stepping Into Greatness


Since New Years I’ve been trying to organize my goals for the year. I’ve been asking myself the questions from my last post in order to set myself up to achieve those goals while working towards my highest potential. It got me to thinking about how many times in the past I’ve set resolutions only …

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Jan 07

A New Approach For The New Year

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I was driving to the airport very early last week and the fog was so heavy I couldn’t see ten feet in front of me. There were cars slowing down. Others were putting on their flashers with caution. And some, like me, were charging through it. I couldn’t help but think about what a metaphor …

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Dec 22

Tips For Staying Sober During The Holidays

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Tis the season to be jolly…for most. For others, it’s also a season to be overly anxious and nervous about staying sober for many who are living a life in sobriety. This is my sixth year of sober holiday festivities and I thought it might be beneficial for some to have a few helpful tips …

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Dec 17

Accepting Our Assignments In Life

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We live in a society that is driven by the white picket fence, fairytale, happy-ever-after mentality that is painted in movies, books and across media. The reality of this is that it’s not always meant to be happily ever after. We meet people and enter into relationships for love or business and we immediately begin …

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Dec 10

12 Concepts For Accepting Chaos

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Chaos is defined as disorder, confusion and unpredictability. Throughout our lives, we will be met with patches of chaos and challenge that will shift our paths and cause us to re-evaluate, help us define who we are and ultimately play the lead in our evolution. There have been many times in my own life where …

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Dec 03

Accepting Grace

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When I think about grace it is hard to give it a blanket definition. The more I’ve learned about all the ways grace shows up in life, I’m also still learning how to accept grace in it’s many forms. It got me thinking about what grace is to me. I asked myself what it looks …

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Nov 26

How To Practice More Thanks Giving

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“Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action.”  -W.J. Cameron I saw this quote the other day and it stopped me dead in my tracks. Every year we gear up to sit around a feast with our loved ones. We get excited about the food, having days off from work, relaxing, indulging in a food …

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