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  • February 4, 2018
    "I will never forget the moment they told me that your heart had stopped. Even though mine broke in that second, it strangely kept beating." ~ Zoe Clarke Coates 
    52 Weeks of gratitude: Week five
    It will be 20 years on Wednesday since my father died. I still grieve that loss...
    3/12/44 - 2/7/98
    Twenty years of reality rumbles painfully through me as the truth of your existence collides with...

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  • January 22, 2018
    "Happiness is the joy you feel moving towards your potential." ~ Shawn Achor 
    52 Weeks of gratitude: Week 4
    Hard to believe we are already into the fourth week of the New year yet I am still inspired by the power of gratitude and the happiness it brings.
    Recently while listening to a podcast featuring Shawn Achor, I was reminded of the powerful ways in which gratitude can improve our lives. In...

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  • January 15, 2018
    Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world
    ~Saeah Ban Breathnach 
    Taking care of myself has always been important, but without a routine, things slowly fall out of place. A missing piece to the puzzle leaving elements lacking. Exercise, but not choose healthy foods, choose...

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  • January 8, 2018
    "Be happy with what you have while working for what you want." ~Helen Keller
    52 Weeks of Gratitude: Week 2
    This week I am grateful for the power of habits and our ability to transform our life any day and at any time. Regardless of whether the habit is good or bad, the first step is the quest for change and since the day after Christmas, I introduced my goals with a new routine to connect current...

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  • January 1, 2018
    "What a privilege it is to have a body, to breathe, to walk, to be." ~Willow 
    52 Weeks of Gratitude - Week One
    Welcome to Week 1: Body
    With the start of a new year, I frame my intentions towards who I want to become. This year I am returning to daily gratitude on this journey to a better self. Reaching for the opportunities brought by the clean slate of a New Year.
    When focusing on gratitude,...

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  • December 31, 2017
    Here I grow again...
    I thrive on the pattern that goal setting creates. Establishing accountability in the areas I want to change and guidance towards my potential. Each year I compile a list of intentions, areas I seek improvement where tiny shifts cast new habits.
    After looking through a few sites for goal setting advice I created this list to focus on specific areas of improvement. Is there...

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  • December 30, 2017
    "We rise by lifting others" ~Robert Ingersol
    This year I wanted to do thirty acts of kindness to represent Ryan's 30th birthday. Although I don't have the exact numbers I am pretty sure I met my goal. Here are a few of the places where Ryan left his mark in 2017.
    "Some of our best living is done through the people we leave behind"
    When paying it forward I strive to balance giving for those in...

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  • December 29, 2017
    Each year I reveal a word to color the coming year that will tether both my intentions and goals while finding meaning to the next 365 days. This year  LIGHT  chose me, and am eager to embrace it with my daily routine.
    Light 
    noun
    Something that makes things visible or affords illumination: All colors depend on light.verb
    to cause (the face, surroundings, etc.) to brighten, especially with joyto guide or conduct with a light:Idioms
    bring to light, to discover or reveal:come to light, to be discovered or revealed:light at the end of the tunnel, a prospect of success, relief, or...

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  • December 22, 2017
    The New Year provides a place of clarity where I gather the moments of my year to examine their purpose. I bet when written, gathering all the pieces into one space can awaken the peaks and valleys throughout a year. And with the evolution of a year, this awareness provides the steps to change that course. 
    What did you do with your year? Did you challenge yourself, learn a new lesson or grow...

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  • December 15, 2017
    On January 7, fifteen-years will have magically passed since I quit smoking and transformed my life, by deciding to change one thing.
    I remember grappling with resolutions. Knowing I should quit smoking yet not quite committed. Choosing quit dates, then finding a reason not to follow through. Now the New Year was fast approaching and I extended my quit date to February. 
    February 7, I thought,...

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