Surviving Hardship: Strategies for Success

No life escapes them – struggles and challenges. Sometimes these situations can take us by surprise leaving us feeling powerless, frightened and defeated. However, there are concrete actions that you can take to not only survive – but thrive. Here’s how:   Take it day by day – moment by moment. While there are certainly …

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The Seed of It All

I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. ~G.K. Chesterton Life is a topsy-turvy rollercoaster and just like everyone’s, my life has had its up and downs. For some reason, I’ve always found myself trying to make sense of it all - putting the …

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Letting Go of Your Old Story

Well, I’m emerging out of a quiet period. I go through these phases periodically where I just really have nothing to say – and I always feel that, in that case, it’s best to just keep quiet. There's nothing worse than talking just for the sake of hearing yourself talk! However, I’ve found that these …

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Using the Gifts of Silence

(Excerpt from Pain, Passion & Purpose ) It’s an interesting irony that in a space of purposeful nothingness (silence) you actually discover something valuable. Creating a quiet space holds rewards that can range from the mundane to the miraculous – but first we must shut out the world and surround ourselves with the silence. This …

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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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A Personal Rant

Do you consider yourself successful?  That was the hot-button question that my husband asked me last night.  I wasn’t prepared for how hard that question would hit me.   I Stammered.  I danced around in my mind trying to figure out what that meant exactly.  I tried to say yes, but somehow it came unconvincing – …

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