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Failure as a Springboard to Success

Did you make New Year’s resolutions or set goals for 2017? If you’ve fallen off track already, I’ve got some words of reassurance for you today. First of all, you’re in the majority. But that’s not really the good news. […]
Make Regrets and Fears Work for You in 2017(Instead of the Other Way Around), pt 2

Make Regrets and Fears Work for You in 2017(Instead of the Other Way Around), pt 2

Today’s video follows last week’s post with steps to re-purpose your regrets and fears. Define the negative emotion with specific terms. Write it down. Say it aloud to a wise friend, life coach, or counselor. Feelings have the most power […]
Make Regrets and Fears Work for You (Instead of the Other Way Around)

Make Regrets and Fears Work for You (Instead of the Other Way Around)

  We’ve torn through Christmas. Hugged our visitors goodbye. Sighed at the pile of work to tackle in the holiday’s wake. The New Year began clearing its throat yesterday. Reminding us of its imminent spot on the calendar.  The time to […]
Lessons from the Twelve Days of Christmas, Part Two

Lessons from the Twelve Days of Christmas, Part Two

Last week, we began reflecting upon a holiday carol’s legend. While the intrigue rumored to influence The Twelve Days of Christmas has been debunked by scholars, we can still benefit from meditating upon the lyrics. Reflecting upon the subject of […]
Insights from the 12 Days of Christmas

Insights from the 12 Days of Christmas

Carols weave themselves into grocery aisles, department stores, and even the outdoor speakers over our gas pumps. We hear them on every commercial and the radio stations in our cars. The lyrics often fade into oblivion as our ears grow […]

When Grief Hits at Christmas

While carols and bright lights urge us to fill our hearts with cheer, some cannot find joy in the Christmas season. The environment demands folks to wear merry smiles, but those who grieve feel emptiness instead. The tension between social […]

Read Yourself into the Christmas Season

  As promised, the links to the books mentioned in today’s video are as follows: God Bless Us Every One by Eva Marie Everson Stories Behind the Great Traditions of Christmas by Ace Collins I also referenced the movie, Saving Christmas, […]
Time-Carving Tips: How to Savor your Holiday

Time-Carving Tips: How to Savor your Holiday

Set priorities. Schedule the best slices first. Variety adds joy. Serve yourself a colorful plate. Set boundaries. Cutting bones dulls the knife. Leave room for dessert. Keep meaningful goals in mind and maintain perspective. Thankfulness and relationships matter. The rest […]
Hold onto Your Carving Knife! (and Other Holiday Survival Tips)

Hold onto Your Carving Knife! (and Other Holiday Survival Tips)

Have you seen today’s date? Gasp! Veteran’s Day flew by over the weekend. Some of us paused to remember our heroes. Took a day off. Worked retail. Whatever happened, somehow we woke up this morning to find ourselves waist-deep in […]
Giveaway and Refreshing Gift: Listen, Love, Repeat

Giveaway and Refreshing Gift: Listen, Love, Repeat

Ever wondered how life can seem too-full, yet hollow all at once? In the midst of our drive to fulfill commitments, the sense of fulfillment drifts out of reach. Heartfires fade to a cool ember and fingertips which once connected […]
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