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  • February 27, 2017
    "You owe yourself the love that you so freely give to other people" 
    Week 9: List your self care favorites
    MeditationCoffee in the quiet of morningWatching the sunriserelaxing with a good booknature walka glass of wine, good book, warm bathjournalinglighting a candlecall a friendlisten to musiccoloringPrevious weeks:
    GoalsWinterBooksFavoritesQuotesOn trackBlogs 2 readchangeself careWeek 10                                        

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  • February 26, 2017
    "If light is in your heart you will find your way home" ~Rumi 
    Week 35:  (February 19 - February 25)
    Accepting a curious attitude to mindfulness has changed my perspective, although a grievance may still seep in like an open window, I slowly discover the ways to quiet that inner turmoil. Often times just a mindful breath can create enough awareness to shift the direction of my thoughts, awakening...

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  • February 25, 2017
     “Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day.” ~ Henri J.M. Nouwen
    Each week I sit down at the computer and reflect upon the previous days preparing the story of how I discovered joy, joy that is often unrecognized in the shuffle of life where days are overcome by routine and obligation.
    Some days joy is the furthest from my mind until a sunrise...

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  • February 23, 2017
    There are moments which mark your life, moments when you realize nothing will ever be the same and time is divided into two parts: BEFORE this and AFTER this...
    My heart took a bad fall...
    collapsing everything I once believed while my faith, hope, and future crumbled before me. He was so young, we were so young, so naive to the world, living in a fairytale where there was always happiness and...

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  • February 20, 2017
    "The best way to achieve big goals is to take small steps." 
    It is within those small changes where we create the biggest shifts in our direction. What are some small changes that you can make each day to bring you more health, happiness, and peace of mind...
    Warm lemon water every morningMeditation - Check out the CALM appWalkingMaking time to readClearing out clutter - one thing a dayDrinking...

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  • February 19, 2017
    "The goal of meditation isn't to control your thoughts, it's to stop letting them control you" 
    Week 34 - (February 12 - February 18) 
    With thirty-four weeks of gratitude under my belt, I am ready to explore mindfulness, excavating the available opportunities and craving direction I begin shaping this new routine into my days. Aware of the insight gratitude established I am open to the influence...

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  • February 18, 2017
    "Choose kindness and laugh often."
    What brought you JOY: Week 7
    With a determined effort, I choose to instill joy in each day by highlighting the spaces that envelop me in happiness. These simple moments I get to share every single day as the sunlight dances through a window while the silly dog chases a ball, his determined spirit a sprinkle of joy all its own.
    Some days we go in search of joy,...

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  • February 13, 2017
    Manifest Monday - Week 7/ Blogs
    Here are some of my favorites:
    Cathy Z - just this post alone had me giggling in the early morning hoursAli Edwards - one of my favorite storytellersKaren Russell - One of my favorite photographers and storytellersBrene Brown - Another favorite Kelly Rae Roberts - A super fan of her artEverything bloom - Inspiration and photographyA cup of Jo - A bit of...

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  • February 12, 2017
    "If it does not nourish your soul, get rid of it." 
    Week 33 - (February 5 - February 11) 
    After years of accumulating items which I had deemed necessary at the time, I eventually discovered this baggage generated little joy, an epiphany that trickled in slowly as I recognized how these "things" were an attempt to fill the gaping hole in my heart.
    Unraveling grief is a consuming and emotional...

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  • February 11, 2017
    "There is sunshine in my soul today."
    It was a perfect Monday with the abundant sun warming the air as Chelsea and I left the hospital where we watched the baby tumble about during her ultrasound. The friendly technician enamored us with each detail of the tiny person on the screen while I stood in awe of it all.
    "There are her hands, and her knees and look at her chin," she exclaimed, I stood...

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