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HOW DO I MAKE CHANGE THAT ACTUALLY LASTS?

LETTING GO OF THE AFTER AND FALLING IN LOVE WITH THE PROCESS

“All of us every single year, we’re a different person. I don’t think we’re the same person all our lives”  Steven Spielberg

It’s a new day, a new year. The promise of fresh starts and clean...

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LEARN HOW TO RECEIVE

START ACCEPTING GRACIOUSLY AND STOP REFUSING HELP

Until we can receive with an open heart, we’re never really giving with an open heart. When we attach judgment to receiving help, we knowingly or unknowingly attach judgment to giving help.” ~ Brene Brown ~

 

I don’t ask...

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LEAPING INTO THE UNKNOWN: MOVING TO GHANA

#WCW MARY BETH'S STORY

What do you call a mom and a successful Physician’s Assistant who leaves her career and moves her family literally around the globe to Ghana, Africa?  Mary Beth.  You call her Mary Beth, because she is an everyday wife and mother just like you and I who had...

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GIVE EXPERIENCES THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

BUY LESS STUFF TO MAKE MORE MEMORIES

“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt ~

Ah, the holidays, a time for giving, receiving, and most likely overspending....

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DIE HARD IS A CHRISTMAS MOVIE

THE POWER OF TRADITIONS

“Now I have a machine gun. Ho-ho-ho.” ~ John McClane ~ 

In our house, it is not Christmas until Hans Gruber gets thrown off Nakotomi Towers. Santa, Christmas carols, and twinkly lights ain’t got nothing on John McClane. Every year we watch this movie...

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5 THINGS I’M GIVING UP THIS CHRISTMAS SEASON

ALONG WITH GUILT, COMPARISON, AND EXPECTATIONS

There’s nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child.” ~ Erma Bombeck ~

In my house, about 99.9% of Christmas magic making falls to me. I’ve always taken this job seriously since there are few...

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I’M A GOOD ENOUGH MOTHER

AND DONE WORRYING ABOUT HOW TO BE A GOOD MOM

“The very fact that you worry about being a good mom means you already are one.” ~ Jodi Picoult ~

I’ve wanted to be a good mother since I was a little girl. I imagined a big happy family, chicken roasting in the oven on Sundays,...

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EMBRACING ADOPTION IN THE FACE OF INFERTILITY

#WCW RACHAEL'S STORY

Rachael’s story is a powerful reminder of our ability to overcome life’s hardest setbacks with bravery, love, and utter fearlessness. When Rachael and her husband couldn’t conceive a much wanted baby, even with all the help science had to offer, they found...

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UNDERSTANDING THE POWER OF GRATITUDE

AND HOW TO PRACTICE BEING GRATEFUL IN YOUR DAILY LIFE

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.”...

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