• Inspiration & Encouragement
  • Uninvited Guests: Negative Emotions and How to Coexist

    It’s inevitable. Anger, frustration, irritation, defensiveness, powerlessness, fear.  These negative emotions are going to come into your daily life uninvited.  Some will be frequent guests that wreak havoc on your life and cause tremendous stress.  You just want them to leave, but they won’t go.  Others will be occasional guests that reveal issues you didn’t […]

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  • Stop Feeling Guilty: The One Question to Ask Yourself

    Be your own friend. When guilt creeps up on you, ask yourself: What would I tell a friend? Get Rid of Guilt About Me Time I went for a walk after work and felt guilty. I felt guilty for doing something for myself.  So I asked myself, what would I tell a friend? You go! […]

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  • Three Entertaining True Story Must Reads for Animal Lovers

    I always find it difficult to find inspiring non-fiction.  I’m so glad my mom is a voracious reader who likes non-fiction and has the same taste as me.  She recently recommended some true stories about animals that I absolutely loved and hope you will as well.  I think my favorite is Following Atticus.  This is […]

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  • Two Essential Things to Tell Yourself When You Compare Yourself to Others

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    Sometimes we need to remind ourselves that we can. Often we just accept a negative view of ourselves as fact. However, it doesn’t have to be true if you don’t want it to be.   Stop saying to yourself… I won’t ever be as stylish as her. I won’t ever be as good a baker. […]

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  • Staying Sane at Home with a Toddler

    I tried to do a variety of activities with my son: blocks, cars, coloring, reading, red light, green light, etc. Still seven hours seemed so long when each activity lasted ten minutes or so.  I scoured the internet for ideas.  I wondered what stay at home moms did. The most common suggestion was to get […]

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  • What Venting and Negative Thinking Steals Away from You

    A while back I had to attend a presentation that I wasn’t particularly excited to go to.  It was something I was required to go to, but had no say in the content.  It wasn’t on a topic that thrilled me either.  Thoughts of how the time at the presentation could be better spent and other […]

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  • Managing Your Time

    being more productive

    No more excuses.  That’s what I needed to tell myself. The concept of me time changed after having my son and I used that as an excuse to do less.  I didn’t have time to read, work out etc. That’s not really true though. It was how I managed my free time. I prioritized writing […]

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  • Secret Santa Gift Ideas

    I was at the work holiday party when someone talked about what to get their secret santa.  I gave a few ideas and they thanked me twice, feeling so relieved.  I thought…hey maybe someone else would find the ideas helpful.               Cocktail napkins. There are all sorts of fun […]

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  • 5 Faith Based Movies to Watch on Netflix

    Sometimes I like to watch movies that center me and faith based movies do that for me. Here are some I’d recommend. I love the Bible Miniseries.  Excellent.  Professional and movie.  This was created by Roma Downey from Touched by an Angel and her husband.    Here are more biblical movies: The Book or Ruth, The Book of […]

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  • How to Cope When People Say Hurtful Things

    At one time or another most of us have encountered someone who is critical, judgmental, or just mean: a colleague, a loved one, a friend, or even a stranger. For a lot of us, what they say can make us defensive, perhaps angry, and often sad. How do you deal with their negativity?  I know […]