Life of purpose

It has been said that the purpose of life is to have a life of purpose. That is one powerful statement. I wonder if I let my purpose guide my actions every day. Do I do one good deed for someone else every day? When I talk to others about their purpose, I encourage them […]

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Have You Set a Goal for the Next Three Months?

Now that the excitement of the new year is behind us and we are settled into our new routines, it is time to review or set goals.  Have you set a goal for the next three months? What do you want to accomplish, start, or change in the next 90 days? I know a gal […]

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Learning Is HARD Work

I am not a technical person, but I am trying to improve my knowledge in this area.  I read articles, watch instruction videos, implement what I have learned just to find out I did not do something correctly.  Learning is HARD work! Part of my personality is that I like the feeling of accomplishment.  I […]

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One Good Deed

We all have times in our lives when we need help from strangers. If you are a boater, you appreciate a tow to shore when your boat stops.  Along the roadside, you are thrilled when someone stops to help after hitting a deer or getting a flat tire. When driving, it is nice when someone […]

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Good for My Soul

What people do you surround yourself with? With whom do you choose to spend time?   Take an inventory of who you surround yourself with and how they are good for your soul. Different Groups I have a few different groups of friends that represent different aspects of my life. What a blessing each group is.  […]

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New Favorite Recipe

I get in a rut sometimes and make the same meals over and over.  I know how long it takes to fix them and what I need to buy at the store.  It makes mealtime easy.  I try to mix it up and get out of the rut. That is why I am always looking […]

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Self-Care

I have been thinking more about the concept of self-care and have learned there is a concept of self-soothing that I was unaware of.  Self-soothing is defined as activities that provide distraction or comfort during difficult times.  They make you feel better at that time.  They are for immediate benefit. Self-care is defined as activities […]

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Bushwhacking in the Woods

Steve and I love to hike in the woods to a destination and our favorite destination is a waterfall.  Cascades and waterfalls are fascinating and we love their different sizes and volumes. We have hiked to several on rustic or paved paths.  We recently learned about bushwhacking in the woods which leads us to many […]

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Believe in Yourself First

Do you like yourself? Are you happy with who you are? As you navigate life and relationships, you have to believe in yourself first. If you are struggling with having confidence or even liking yourself, you are not alone.  I talk with several people who have these same struggles.  They have anxiety about disappointing others, […]

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“Just Settle In”

“Just settle in” she said.  “Just settle in and enjoy what has been created.”  I was talking with a gal, a professional, a wife, a mother of two primary aged children about her upcoming 40th Birthday and 10th Wedding Anniversary. She spent her 20’s learning and exploring life.   Her 30’s were for building, defining and […]

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