Category Archives: Bad days

Navigating the Highs and Lows

“I like to go out there looking like a strong woman, because I am strong. But I am also a woman who goes through all kinds of problems and highs and lows.” – Katy Perry My husband Ken and I … Continue reading

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Be Gentle with Yourself

“What do you do when life blindfolds you and spins you around? We think it’s our fault, that we’re to blame, when really we should be focused on being gentle with ourselves.” – Melody Beattie In my last blog post, … Continue reading

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Getting Past a Funk

“Anyone can hide. Facing up to things, working through them, that’s what makes you strong.”– Sarah Dessen I recently got in what I can only describe as a “funk.” Anxiety, sleepless nights, feeling irritable. It wasn’t difficult to get in … Continue reading

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Benefiting From a Journal

“We should write because humans are spiritual beings and writing is a powerful form of prayer and meditation, connecting us both to our own insights and to a higher and deeper level of inner guidance.” – Julia Cameron Since the … Continue reading

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Assessing our Attitudes

“Individuals need to be willing to face truth about their attitudes, behaviors, even what we want out of life.”  – Joyce Meyer A friend of mine, Joann, has always had a positive attitude. She volunteered at a nonprofit organization where … Continue reading

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Good Times, Bad Times

“I’ve always felt that life is a novel, and part of it is written for you, and part of it is written by you. It’s up to you to write the ending, ultimately. I’ve had some tremendous adventures, good and … Continue reading

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Dealing with the Doldrums

“Growth is an erratic forward movement: two steps forward, one step back. Remember that and be very gentle with yourself.” – Julia Cameron Do you ever struggle with a bad mood? We often hear about positive thinking, but when we’re … Continue reading

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