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Affirmations: 3 Reasons to Talk to Yourself

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This post may seem in direct contrast to the one where I told you to Shut Yo Mouth, but it isn’t. There is a difference between blabbing your plans to everyone, and privately affirming the desires of your heart to yourself. When you run your mouth and tell people what you’re going to do, you tend to get satisfaction from their response, and lose the determination to actually work the plan. When you speak daily confessions confidentially to yourself, there is a whole slew of benefits that would not be present if you simply think the thoughts in your head. There’s so much that needs to be said about affirmations, but here are 3 reasons to talk to yourself daily. Continue reading →

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Think Like the Tortoise

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I like fast.

I talk fast. I walk fast. I eat fast. I write fast. I take action fast.

Fast is not always the best option, though. There are plenty of life’s pleasures that should be enjoyed slowly; savored and relished within an atmosphere that signifies deep gratitude. Fast is also not the best when it leads to burn out. That was the pattern in my life before I started the 30 in 30 Challenge  – massive action followed by colossal inaction. The Challenge helped me break out of that cycle, and the more I experience the fruit of this new way of living, the more I am appreciating slow. Continue reading →

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Steer Clear of the P.I.N.S.

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Many years ago Pierre and I would travel hundreds of miles to attend spiritual conferences, completely deflated and desperate for inspiration. It would take a few hours, or even an entire day plus, but eventually we’d get into the spirit of what they were saying and start to feel hope again. By the time we’d leave the conference, we’d feel elated, ready to take on the world. The buildup would somewhat dissipate on our way home, but we’d still carry the vast bulk of it with us. Then the P.I.N.S. would come. Continue reading →

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10 Questions to Test Your Dream

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What Does It Mean to Never Forget?

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The 20 minute Timeline song for our homeschool group (Classical Conversations) ends with September 11th, 2001. No matter how many times I’ve heard it, even though I know it’s coming, I still get choked up when the tune slows down and she utters that date. Everything else in the song is listed by the name of the event. Most every date in history is known by its moniker. Yet September 11th never got a name. It will forever be known by the date – 911 – and the phrase, “Never Forget”.  But what does it mean to never forget?

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