3 wonderful benefits of gratitude

“This is a wonderful day. I’ve never seen this one before,” said Maya Angelou. Finding wonder in a day of routine starts with gratitude. Feeling grateful helps you experience a life of abundance and hope. Gratitude helps you accept the lesson in the struggle. 1. A life of abundance Feeling grateful helps you see the […]

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How to welcome the unimaginable

“Keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable,” says Mary Oliver. What does the unimaginable mean to you? Does the unimaginable mean a dream that seems impossible? To make room for the unimaginable, for an impossible dream, keep an open heart and an open mindset. You keep an open heart and and open mindset […]

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give it your all, give it your best

Have you noticed that when you give little effort or care, life reflects back to you the same little effort and care? Give life your all and life will give its all to you, too. Be willing to give your all to the moment: your time, energy, and focus. 3 benefits of giving it your […]

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do we really get wiser, the older we get?

Martin Luther King Jr. said, the time is always right to do what is right. But isn’t doing the right thing sometimes the most tedious or difficult thing to do? They say that the older you get, the wiser you become. You become more attuned to what the right thing to do is. However, I […]

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a Saturday morning with Mary Oliver

did you see yesterday’s sunrise? Yesterday’s sunrise was orange and purple. Far off in the distance, I saw two planes ascend into the sky. I wouldn’t have noticed it had it not occurred to me to look out the window.  These are the little things about life that take effort to notice. If you look […]

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3 Quotes to Give You Strength to Face the Day

It happens to all of us. There are days when you don’t feel like your chirpy self. Your perspective of the world feels out of balance. Or you seem to notice mostly the negative things about everything. It’s totally normal to feel that way. It’s during these times that we need a bit of extra […]

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One Tip for the Uninspired Writer

The greatest lesson I learned about writing was to treat writing as a conversation. Before then, I thought academic writing was formal, an assignment to turn in to teachers and professors. Writing can have personality! Treating writing as a conversation took the weight off my shoulders because I could now approach writing as a conversation […]

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