Tag Archives: Proactive

Noticing and Appreciating Nature–and Life

“There’s so much to appreciate about my life every single day, and I make a big point of taking time to smell the roses and notice how lucky I am. I never want to take that for granted.” – Josie … Continue reading

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Facing Our Fears

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that … Continue reading

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Celebrate and Enjoy Life

“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” – Oprah Winfrey “If you’re lucky enough to be alive, you should use each birthday to celebrate what your life is about.” – Mary … Continue reading

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Moments of Happiness

“Perfect happiness is a beautiful sunset, the giggle of a grandchild, the first snowfall. It’s the little things that make happy moments, not the grand events. Joy comes in sips, not gulps.” – Sharon Draper “My mother is a big believer … Continue reading

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Still Unwritten

“Today is where your book begins, the rest is still unwritten.” – Natasha Bedingfield Some years ago, I faced a milestone birthday. I thought, “If I’m ever going to get my teeth straightened, now is the time. It is less … Continue reading

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Our Sisterhood Connections

“We don’t need to share the same opinions as others, but we need to be respectful.” – Taylor Swift I recently contributed a small piece to the book #Sisterhood Connection: A Year of Empowerment. It is ironic that my copy of … Continue reading

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A Fighter Dancing Through the Fire: Lindsey

“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” – Nora Ephron It would be understandable if my friend Lindsey felt sorry for herself. But she doesn’t. Until she turned 13, Lindsey’s life was like that of most … Continue reading

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