Don't Speak Your Mind...Do This Instead

When I was growing up, I was raised with the guidance, “If you have nothing nice to say, don’t say anything at all.” It taught me to hold my tongue and be polite as a kid. But now in adulthood sometimes “not saying anything...

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How to Prepare for an Upcoming Challenge

What do washing dishes, meetings, Mondays, mornings, and mothers-in-law have in common? They’re challenges. 

A challenge is a situation or circumstance that could potentially trigger a negative emotional reaction in you. Challenges can...

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6 Keys to Forgiveness

“Unforgiveness is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.” - Unknown

Holding on to guilt, resentment, blame, and anger is toxic. Literally. These emotions produce a physiological affect on the body that causes...

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5 People You Need to Forgive

Forgiveness can be very difficult. But if it were easy, then we wouldn’t really need it, would we? It’s forgiving the things that are unforgivable that makes it worthwhile. Here are the five people (sort of) who you need to forgive...

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Is Love Keeping You Stressed? 5 Myths About Love

As the saying goes, love is in the air. But the problem is that we have no idea what love really is and that’s keeping us from really experiencing it. It’s also stressing us out.


Let’s clear up 5 of the myths about love that are...

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How to Create Your World

There is an epidemic going around. People all over are suffering from victim mentality. They believe that they need the world to change before they can change. And what they don’t realize is that if they change, they can change the world.

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How to Keep Perspective at Christmas

Christmas is right around the corner. I know. I can’t believe it either.

Christmas offers the best of the best. Faith, family, food, festivities! But all too often, the season is filled with the worst of the worst. Judgment, heart ache,...

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Don't Be Nice

I can’t say I’ve ever been described as a nice person. For those of you who know me, that makes a lot of sense. This used to bother me a little bit because I always thought it was nice to be nice. But I recently stumbled upon an...

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Not Good Enough

I went to a get together a while ago. It was low key, casual and fun. It wrapped up late and when it was time for my head to hit the pillow I expected to fall asleep, stat. But that didn’t happen. Instead my mind went for a run on its...

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How to Be More Compassionate

Imagine moving through a crowded area. You are holding a heavy, teetering stack of textbooks.  You are in a hurry trying to get your load to wherever you are going. As you go, you jostle others, bump into them, scowl at them as they bump into...

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