Category Archives: Challenges

Living with Integrity

“Integrity means that you are the same in public as you are in private.” – Joyce Meyer Recently I realized that if I wanted to have integrity, I needed to watch Season 1 of Downton Abbey. Does that sound strange? … Continue reading

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Time to Reflect

“Alone time is when I distance myself from the voices of the world so I can hear my own.” – Oprah Winfrey Recently I had sinusitis and bronchitis. Congestion, coughing, and difficulty breathing made me lethargic, and I laid around, … Continue reading

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Leading Our Lives

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” – Mary Oliver I was taken aback when a friend asked if I’m retired. I said, “I’m not doing anything for pay but I … Continue reading

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Life is an Adventure: Ann

“Let go of your baggage so you can see how far you can fly.” – Ann Ann is one of my role models. She exercises, eats healthy food, takes steps to improve herself, and enjoys hiking in mountains. But she … Continue reading

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Accepting Challenges With Faith: Julie Stroud

“2007 and 2008 were the most challenging years of my life. I began 2007 by trying to figure out what was wrong with my husband Steve. He was deteriorating before my eyes. In March, we received his diagnosis—multiple myeloma, which … Continue reading

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