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Optimize Your 2018: Successful Goal Setting

  Have you set resolutions? Maybe it’s a good day to let go of them. After all, you’ve got a 92 percent chance of failing anyway. Though these odds might sound like an attempt to ruin your day, the objective […]

Optimize Your 2018: Realistic, Sustainable Tips

The New Year dawns before us. Many of us begin this week catching up from the Christmas holiday. We end it, however, with a gaze back at the past year. And some of us will resolve to make 2018 better […]

Illuminate Your Life with Hope

The first Christmas arrived during a bleak season for God’s people. Israel shivered in the shadows of oppression and poverty. Iron-fisted pagans enforced their rule through barbaric crucifixions. Even their fellow countrymen succombed to corruption and betrayal. Prophecies had ceased […]

Trimming Holiday Stress

Food, family, and festivities rush us through Thanks-mas into next year’s calendar. We fuss and bustle, scurrying from one restless day to another in an attempt to “do” the holidays properly. Or survive them, at least. Expectations and expenses squeeze […]

Essential Luxuries

Calendar pages flurry past our eyes, ruffling our lashes. Our one life races to its inevitable end, and each of us wants to make the most of it. Wisdom teaches us we can do anything but not everything, leaving us […]

Responding to Burnout

As we conclude our series on compassion fatigue, today’s post discusses how to respond when we notice potential burnout in others. As with any condition, listening with love must take the driver’s role for effective, healthy support. Listen at least […]

Rein in Fear’s Hurricane

Fear is a normal part of the human experience. All emotions occur naturally, whether positive or negative, and anxious feelings are no exception. Our feelings can alert us to opportunities to change ourselves or our circumstances, so we can benefit […]

Restart Season: How to Resume After a Break

Summer’s bloom wilts on the branch-like weeks of our calendar. In the next breath, the season of respite will drift away and wither in the breeze of time. With heavy sighs, we face the next pages of our year. School […]

How to Stay Refreshed

  For the past seven weeks, we’ve explored detailed steps to refresh each aspect of life. Our discussions noted ways to renew the mind, relationships, health, habits, spirituality, self-esteem, and personal image. Now that we’ve identified how to revitalize our […]

Refresh Your Spirit

  In preparation for Easter, we’ll continue our series this week to highlight revitalizing our spirituality. We’ve discussed mental, social, and physical health. These integrated parts of life weave together as a skin over the most vital substance of self–our […]