Half-Hearted Living

I don’t know about you, but I have some rules for myself. These rules are actually more like guidelines that I have set for myself to better myself. They include not eating past 8:00pm, no watching movies during the week, and...

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Before and After

Abe Giesbrecht had a life-altering wake-up call. Here’s his story:

We did a major kitchen renovation a few years ago and like most people we took pictures before we started and after we were finished so we could look back and see what it...

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Your Training Ground

My puppy, Toby, is almost 6 months old. He’s got a lot of energy and likes to run very fast.

But he also has a few things to learn. He’s still jumping up on people when he’s excited, digging holes in my parents’ flower bed...

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Emotional Weightlifting

When you want to get physically stronger, what do you do?

You lift weights. You take on challenge.

If you haven’t lifted weight before and you want to benchpress 200 pounds, do you just set the weight machine at 200 and simply press it?

No....

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Overcoming Perfectionism

Maybe it’s just me, but I find it interesting that sometimes I seem to find themes in my life- I go through an experience, read something, hear something, or see something in a relatively short timeframe that all have a similar theme. My...

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Present Over Perfect

Struggle with perfectionism? You are not alone; I do, too.

It can be difficult be ok with ‘what is’.

Father Richard Rohr emails a daily meditation to his subscribers. He sometimes features other authors/philosophers/etc in his work. I...

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Basic Boundaries

“Setting boundaries is a crucial aspect of mental health, self-care, and well-being. Setting healthy boundaries is empowering, as it protects our self-esteem and self-respect, and allows us to enjoy healthy relationships.” (...

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True Empathy

We all live unique lives. No one ever has and no one ever will live the same life I am living. No two people will go through the same situations, with the same people, in the same circumstances.

I don’t really know what it’s like to...

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The Healing Layer

It’s been a rough couple months for me and my husband.

That’s why I wasn’t terribly excited to go to the family reunion this weekend. I didn’t really know how to respond to the typical, “Hi, how are you?”

I knew...

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Lessons from Geese

Nature is a fantastic teacher! We only have to heed its lessons.

Let’s look at some lessons we can learn from geese. As you read these facts, see how they apply not only to a flock of geese, but also to human teams, individuals who are...

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