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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 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 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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  • June 24, 2017
    "A child has a special way of adding joy to every day." 
    What brought you JOY: Week 25
    There is no need for introduction, joy was simple this week. Pure and simple and perfectly delivered. This week joy arrived as I witnessed my first grandchild come into the world... there are no words, just a wave of emotions, and JOY!
    She is perfect and they brought her into the world in the most loving...

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  • June 17, 2017
     "Art is man's expression of his joy in labor."
    What brought you JOY: Week 24
    There are many moments in a week where joy is revealed, but most often I find that joy is discovered with family as I reflect on the pause of conversation and laughter.
    It is with this support when our true selves are revealed, deepening the bond of family and providing a place for joy to flourish, and within each...

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  • June 10, 2017
    "A joyful life is not a floodlight of joy. A joyful life is made up of graceful moments strung together by trust, gratitude, inspiration, and faith." ~Brene Brown 
    What brought you JOY: Week 23 (June 4-9) 
    This week I took the time to notice and the space to inscribe the details in a day. Immersed on the path that honors quiet softness, pink sunrises, and the chasm to view it all I discover joy. 
    Allowing...

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  • June 3, 2017
    "Find joy in the ordinary"
    What brought you Joy: Week 22
    After many visits to California, one of my favorite novelties while visiting is the simple joy in bird watching outside my Aunts window. With several feeders around the yard, the birds gather creating flutters of happiness as an array of creatures come to visit, or perhaps just to eat.
    These visits prompted the idea for more feeders in...

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  • June 1, 2017
    53 Ways to Celebrate Me
    And so it begins...
    Life is short, I know this all too well, my son had 5 years, my brother 37 and my father 53. Each day is precious, how do you want to celebrate the days of your life?
    Beginning in June as I glide from 52 to 53 I will celebrate life and living, making choices and taking chances, noticing gifts, observing life, recognizing my power, celebrating me, being...

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  • May 25, 2017
    "As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands - one for helping yourself the other for helping others." ~Audrey Hepburn
    What brought you JOY: Week 21
    This week I discovered abundant joy and gratitude when volunteering at a homeless veterans shelter. The first step was to prepare white chicken chili for approximately 100 people. Not only was this the first time I had created a meal...

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  • May 20, 2017
    "Live beyond what if, find joy in what is." 
    What brought you JOY: Week 20
    Hard to believe we are already twenty weeks into the year, projects that document the year like this one really emphasize how rapidly the days pass while I shift and grow with each introduction.
    Amidst this mixture of peace and plenty, I uncover joy in quiet days and busy nights, uncovering the harmony of calm and chaos...

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