Category Archives: self-care

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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Letting Ourselves Be Pampered

“I love to give gifts that pamper and indulge—and make a person feel really special.” – Oprah Winfrey My friend Tina was a busy mother of five, who worked part-time while working on her doctorate degree. She also made time … 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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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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Do We Make the Most of Our Freedom?

“To enjoy freedom we have to control ourselves.” – Virginia Woolf I recently had the opportunity to travel to Spain and France for a vacation. In Normandy, France, we visited the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial. Thousands of our U.S. … Continue reading

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Choosing Our Role Models

“I think the best role models for women are people who are fruitfully and confidently themselves, who bring light into the world.” – Meryl Streep Our parents teach us how to live, and often we follow their example. In some … Continue reading

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Overcoming Inertia

“All that is necessary to break the spell of inertia and frustration is to act as if it were impossible to fail.” – Dorothea Brande I’ve been struggling with inertia lately in the areas of fitness, blogging, and writing in … Continue reading

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