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  • July 11, 2021
    A beautiful day begins with a beautiful mindset 
    A mindful list to stay present throughout the day: 
    Take a breath - I always find that paying attention to my breathing helps with my awareness. It is such a simple thing. To step outdoors and take a deep breath, and notice the scents of the season. That is why breath work is so important in activities like yoga. It helps you get in tune with your...

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  • July 4, 2021
     
    Week 2:
    What we pay attention to grows
    Drenched in sorrow while the storms of grief tug at my heart. Even after twenty-five years, losing my five-year old son, Ryan, still pulls me under. Sometimes a moment of joy can trigger a tsunami of tears. Melancholy sneaks in, and I step outdoors to a place of quiet where the pungent musk of the earth encourages grace in this squall of sorrow. Grasping...

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  • June 27, 2021
     
    Search for a beautiful heart. Not necessarily a beautiful face. Beautiful people are not always good. But good people are always beautiful.
    Uncovering grace
    Week: 1
    I have spent so much of my life striving for more, as if I was missing something. Making goals, setting intentions, building lists to be stronger, better, more of what, I did not know? And now, with another birthday to be grateful...

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  • February 9, 2020
    Do small things with great love ~ Mother Theresa 
    Instructions for life: Week 7-  Kindness begins when we understanding we all struggle
    February theme: Do small things with great love
    Everything we do matters, each small act of taking care of someone matters. Each phone call or text to a friend to lift them up, it matters. Each kindness to a stranger can change their day, it matters. Send...

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  • January 12, 2020
    We spend January 1st walking through our lives, room-by-room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives… not looking for flaws, but for potential.
    Instructions for life: Week 3 - Make a plan and take small steps
    January theme: Resolve to ♥
    Ready...Set... goal...
    Whether its a 30 day goal...

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  • January 5, 2020
     We spend January 1st walking through our lives, room-by-room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives… not looking for flaws, but for potential.
     Instructions for life: Week 2
    January theme: Resolve to (the power of habits)
    The reason for setting small goals is to create the habit first,...

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  • January 1, 2020
    We spend January 1st walking through our lives, room-by-room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives, not looking for flaws, but  for potential.
    Instructions for life: Week One
    Theme: Resolve to
    Every year we resolve for things to be different, raising my hand too. We create lists, goals...

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  • February 15, 2019
    For the love of Friday
    Friday Love - Week 6
     
    There is always something magical about Friday.  The end of the week, the beginning of the weekend, a time for late night plans and an opportunity to slow down.  I love my Friday's...
    The only woman in the room - I love when a book grabs you from the first page, and this is one of them, not even half way finished and I LOVE this book!Paying it...

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  • February 8, 2019
     There is always something to be in love with!
    Friday Love - Week 3
    After finding love with Marie Kondo's The life changing magic of tidying up, I have decided I need to LOVE something in order for it to take up space in our home. I am sure this seems like common sense, but as I go through the things in this house, I realize a lot have already completed their job. Letting go can be life changing...
    The...

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  • February 1, 2019
    Most of all... let love guide your life
    Friday Love - Week 3
    What are you in love with?
     I've been filling books and journals with gratitude for as long as I can remember. Little notes of the tiniest detail, yet enough to remember the feeling, the love. Here are a few of the things I am loving this week...
    The slow down that comes with putting a puzzle together - although I usually obsess until...

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