Category Archives: self-care

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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Too Comfortable?

“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.” ― Edith Sitwell We all have our comforts – … 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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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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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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