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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Note to my Younger Self

What if you could go back and have a heart-to-heart talk with your younger self – knowing all that you know now? What wisdom, warnings or advice would you relay that might have a positive life-changing effect on you?  It’s an intriguing idea, so here’s what I would tell young Marci, if given the chance. …

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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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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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The Enlightened Approach to Adversity

(Excerpt from Pain, Passion & Purpose ) Picture it – a perfect world: you’re healthy, successful, incredibly attractive and loved. You succeed at everything you try and other people can’t help but recognize your brilliance. Ah, if it were only so! Unfortunately that’s only a fantasy, and in reality there are always areas of our …

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Is there a Purpose for our Pain?

You bet there is!  And it’s far greater than just learning to persevere.  Our hardships actually offer us golden, priceless glimpses of our ultimate purpose.  Unfortunately, instead of collecting our treasures after such experiences, most of us do just the opposite and push aside any thought of the negative in our lives, feeling embarrassed or …

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