Category Archives: self-care

On the Brink of a New Year

“New Year’s Day. A fresh start. A new chapter in life waiting to be written. . . . Today carve out a quiet interlude for yourself in which to dream, pen in hand. Only dreams give birth to change.” –  … Continue reading

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A Tool to Shape A Life

“This pouring thoughts out on paper has relieved me. I feel better and full of confidence and resolution.” – Diet Eman Journaling expert Dawn Herring invited me to write a blog post on life lessons that I’ve gained from journaling. The … Continue reading

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Making a Sanctuary

“If we could make our house a home, and then make it a sanctuary, I think we could truly find paradise on Earth.”  – Alexandra Stoddard I always enjoy the opportunity to tour lovely homes. Every year I go on … Continue reading

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Making the Commitment

“Commitment fuels action. Get clear about what you want to do and why you want to do it. Take action. Your time is now!” – Julie Connor, author We are past the midpoint of 2014. How are you doing on … 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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Are you a Leader in Your Own Life?

“Leadership is a series of behaviors rather than a role for heroes.” – Margaret Wheatley Are you a leader? Google this question and you’ll find articles and quizzes to help you determine the answer. But even if you are not … 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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