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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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  • October 16, 2017
    It is time to put aside your Eeyore tendencies and find your inner Tigger. While optimism is both genetic and learned, it is something we can improve if practiced.
    Join me on a year-long journey with gratitude leading the way and watch your attitude transform. Both, thinking positive and surrounding ourselves with positive people make gratitude infectious. Find your people and uncover gratitude...
    Reframe...

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  • June 25, 2017
    "All we have to do is decide what to do with the time that is given to us."
    Gratitude: Week 52 (June 18 - June 24)
    Did you notice how swiftly a year went by...
    I did it, I completed (52 weeks) of documenting gratitude by cultivating lists of grace-filled moments each day and writing weekly stories on my journey. This immeasurable expedition of transformation and growth was a welcome shift to start...

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  • June 18, 2017
    "Gratitude is the vitamin for the soul" 
    Gratitude: Week 51 (June 11 - June 17)
    It has been a wonderful ride, goal, and commitment that even I  was unsure I would be able to complete. But here I am, with one week left to go both glad of sad that I am done.
    I plan to continue my personal journals of gratitude because of the amazing renovations enriched within me, yet ready to move on to other...

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  • June 11, 2017
    "Learn to appreciate what you have until time makes you appreciate what you had." 
    Gratitude: Week 50 (June 4 - June 10)
    A journey of transformation has drifted by like a summer breeze as I approach my goal of documenting 52-weeks of gratitude. Commencing at my fifty-second birthday and gliding to my 53rd as the sands of time slip away leaving gratitude in their path. 
    So much possibility...

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  • June 4, 2017
    "You have no cause for anything but gratitude and joy." ~Buddha 
    Gratitude: Week 49 (May 28 - June 3)
    This year of gratitude has transformed me, from identifying all the wonder occurring in a day to uncovering grace in the ordinary. As I follow this path I cannot help but yearn to share it with my mother in law Jane considering the clarity I witnessed in the threshold of gratitude she conveyed. 
    Jane's...

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