Do you find yourself saying “just one more...?”
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Today is four weeks into Lent. Whether you observe this tradition or not, you are likely familiar with this Catholic ritual of giving up something for six weeks as an act of alignment with your faith. Some popular examples of what people give up are; smoking, drinking alcohol, red meat, coffee, swearing, fried foods, video games, electronic devices, etc… Resolutions are not … Continue reading

Simple Ways To Uncover Your Life’s Hidden Gems
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I call the desert home. And similarly to after dinner dessert, that is sweet and satisfying, the desert I live in has many treasures. I was recently asked — compared to other places I’ve lived — what is my favorite characteristic specific to Arizona? It took a moment and then I knew without a doubt it is the unique desert sounds, specifically the birds. The … Continue reading

Bogged down in old hurts and ideas? How about a reset?
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Last weekend was rough. Then a miracle happened… Let me preface this by saying there are few things that cause me to grow more than relationships. In fact, it seems that’s what they’re often intended for. The details aren’t as important as noticing my reaction to them. A man I’m dating (I’ll not share his name to protect the innocent) behaved badly… … Continue reading

Are You Your Own Worst Enemy?
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Last week I was inspired by a warning label I recently read: “always be sure to stay in control and skate within your capabilities.” If you’re anything like I am and you teeter on being a tad “controlling,” you’ll enjoy the freedom  that last week’s post gives. You can read it HERE. This week I’ve been thinking about the latter half of the phrase “…skate … Continue reading

Are You A Control Freak?
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Admittedly. I’m not a “gym” person. Other than occasionally running on a treadmill, there are, any number of activities I would prefer for getting my cardiovascular exercise. My favorite method is inline skating. Or for those, like myself, around in the 90s, Rollerblading. Recently I ordered a new pair of wrist guards, and on the package I noticed the warning, “always be sure to stay … Continue reading