Setting Goals

Before we go on a trip, we get out the map, pick a destination (usually a National Park), and plan the route we will take.  These are the steps we take to reach our destination. This is the same process when setting goals. Have a destination or goal in mind and follow that up with […]

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Healthy Strategies

I saw a lifelong friend the other day that I had not seen in a few years. It was great to visit and get caught up!  As we were talking and sharing stories, she gave me the greatest compliment. She said that I just looked healthy.  That really made my day!  I don’t know about […]

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Compassion

I have been married for 31 years today.  I am happy to say I am just now beginning to understand the true meaning of compassion. For these 31 years, I have lovingly done my husband’s laundry. And for that same amount of time, he has been periodically leaving things in his pants pockets that truly […]

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Logical or Emotional Thinker

What part of your brain do you use when talking to others? Are you more of a logical or emotional thinker? I know that I use both. However, when I am disturbed about something, I am working on letting my negative emotions calm down before I communicate.  When we communicate with anger, frustration or annoyance […]

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Pink Suitcase

When my sister and I were little girls, we each had a small pink suitcase that measured about 12×15.  We had them for years and we stored our treasures in them.  Most of the time my sister carried one of her favorite dolls and some doll clothes in hers.  Mine contained dirt, worms and my […]

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Health Journey

I have been on a health journey my entire adult life.  It is how I choose to live my life.  I am not perfect at it. I have my ups and downs and many detours.  When I think of my journey to live a healthy, happy life, I think of a heartbeat.  A heartbeat has […]

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The Hideout Perspective

We were hiking Hideout Hollow Falls a few weekends ago.  Fall hiking in Arkansas is very different from spring hiking.  In the spring, the waterfalls are full and flowing.  In the fall, the waterfalls are mostly dry; sometimes you find just a small trickle. Spring and fall hiking is all about your perspective of what […]

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Predictability Increases Trust

What can I do to be more trustworthy?  To be more authentic and dependable with others? I want to be the person others trust and come to in time of need.  What can I do to improve myself as a person and become more predictable?  I believe that predictability increases trust.  How do you view […]

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Put your beliefs into practice

A gal I have been coaching told me about her softball coach from college. The coach was the go-to knowledge expert in the area.  He was good at teaching the team skills and had great game day strategy.  He had learned his craft from books and from watching others play.   However, he was not athletic […]

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AGE gracefully

Do you know of someone who ages well?  They seem to know exactly what to do to age gracefully.  They are happy, healthy, care about others and are just fun to be around. This person for me is my mom.  She just turned 91 years old and is just delightful.  Through her actions, she has […]

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