Modern Mottos for a More Productive Mindset in 2014

It’s 2014 and we would all like to be happier and more productive.  But how do we do that? In the wise words of En Vogue, “Free your mind and the rest will follow…” After watching my husband emerge from a long and peaceful weekend nap on the couch, I smiled and said, “Must be …

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Taking Stock: Honoring your present

It’s the last day of 2013 - and what a year it’s been. We often don’t realize all the changes we’ve gone through because they’ve happened so gradually but New Year’s Eve is the perfect time to get clear on just who you are now. I’m willing to bet that this past year has changed …

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The True Gifts of Thanksgiving

On this Thanksgiving holiday, my heart is just bursting with gratitude for all the wonder that I see in the world.  Yes, political problems, economic difficulties and areas of unrest still abound – but now I’ve lived long enough to know that something wonderful is at work behind the scenes.  My new way of living …

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Tips for Escaping Drama

Sometimes in life we can find ourselves in places of great turmoil and wonder how we got there. Despite trying to do everything right it seems that trouble and strife just keep coming to the forefront. Ironically, trying too hard to “be good and do good” can sometimes get us off course instead of closer …

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The Benefits of Getting “Back to Basics”

(Excerpt from Pain, Passion & Purpose ) In our complicated world, it’s no wonder that we sometimes feel agitated, exhausted or confused. There’s so much stimulus coming at us from every angle that it can be hard to know where to place our energies. Making the conscious decision to simplify our lives not only helps …

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It’s an Anniversary Celebration!

It’s the one year anniversary of the Empowered Living blog – so let’s party like its 1999 (wow, that saying has really lost its punch.) We’ve laughed, we’ve cried, but most of all, learned that we’re not alone – life is crazy for everybody!  So what did we learn? Let’s celebrate by taking a look back! …

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The 4 Simple Steps to Growing Gracefully

(Excerpt from Pain, Passion & Purpose ) In our youth-obsessed culture it can be difficult to embrace the changes that age brings. Many of us cling to the past – to a time when we most projected the world’s image of beauty and success. Unfortunately, trying to hold on to the past is like trying …

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How to Handle those Uninspired Moments

Days like yesterday (and the day before) remind me of how fragile one’s state of mind can be. While I’m usually able to stay relatively motivated, grateful of my blessings and hopeful for the future – there are times when all of it seems to desert me and leave me feeling…empty and vulnerable. I’m not …

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Heeding your Inner Voice

(Excerpt from Pain, Passion & Purpose ) Who am I? What’s my purpose in life? Where do I go from here? These can seem like difficult questions but finding the answers is as simple as listening to your own heart. The hard part is blocking out the world around you. It can be very loud…and …

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My Amazing Discovery

Sometimes we stumble upon huge jewels of truth – that can literally transform our lives – and we don’t even realize it. This morning, while having coffee,  I was casually scanning my social media sites and stumbled upon a post by my son’s 14-year-old friend.  It said: “lol, so I cried in front of my …

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