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Friends: Quality Over Quantity Is What Counts

Friends: Quality Over Quantity Is What Counts Through thick and through thin, in good times and in bad… sounds like marriage vows, but today we’re talking about something equally important: friendship. Friendship is crucial to our well-being throughout our lives. I’d even argue that friendships become more important as we get older. More so than having a large quantity of friends, it’s the quality of friendships that is so important to our emotional health. And the best part, when it comes to our emotional health, is that this an area…

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How Do You Overcome Setbacks?

How Do You Overcome Setbacks? Here are 4 techniques to help you coach yourself into having more perseverance Setbacks are an inevitable part of life. It’s how we manage those setbacks and successfully overcome them that often sets the optimists apart from the pessimists. I don’t believe that we are entirely either one or the other. I think we can have a primary setting; to see situations more naturally through the lens of positivity or negativity. But I also think it’s changeable from day to day and mood to mood.…

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How to Start Feeling Better Mentally and Physically

5 Simple Steps to Improve How Your Feel Overall Much of how you move through your day is based on how you feel. The perspective you have of yourself, and your life is colored through the lens of how good or how awful you feel in that moment. So, finding simple ways to feel better not only improves the quality of your day, but can have a powerfully compounding positive impact on how you feel over time. Whether you are not feeling your best because of physical ailments or emotional…

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How Do You Know Your Purpose

How Do You Know Your Purpose Many go through life without ever questioning or truly knowing their purpose. Maybe they are the lucky ones. The sensitive souls, like you and me, can’t help but to have days when we question it all. Times when nothing seems to make sense and our purpose seems blurry, if it even exists at all. “The marvelous thing about a question is that it shapes our identity as much by the asking as it does by the answering.” – David Whyte, poet My mission today…

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Clear Your House of Negative Energy with a Good Spring Cleaning

Clear Your House of Negative Energy with a Good Spring Cleaning Springtime is the perfect season for cleaning up, for clearing out and for inviting in the energy of renewal. If you’re like me, you’re feeling called to do more than simply tidy and dust this spring. It feels like high time for an intentional clearing, a marked event, a season-spurred shift, a remembering – of who we truly are.  Who we are beneath and beyond all the material things we’ve stored, stashed, and collected. Decluttering and stepping into authenticity…

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Words Matter | Using Words to Shift How You Feel

Have you ever stopped to think about how powerful your words are? The ones you speak, write and maybe most important of all, the ones you speak in your head. I’m making the case for you to pay closer attention to the words you use and how they are affecting you. They may be either dragging you down and draining you, or when used more thoughtfully and intentionally, be a source of support and empowerment. If you’ve followed along with my blog for a while, you know how I feel…

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