Reader Challenge: Write Your Creed

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  “We don’t see the world as it is, we see it as we are.” —Anaïs Nin   You will live out what you believe I’ve said it before on this blog (in fact, the very last blog post) and I’m saying it again because I promise you that it’s true: you will live out […]

Comparison Will Suck Your Soul Dry

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  “Comparison is an act of violence against yourself.” ~Iyanla Vanzant Well, here’s me writing another post I need to hear. It goes hand-in-hand with a post I did on why I stopped looking at the numbers. Show of hands: How many people have ever compared themselves to someone else and come up lacking? If […]

Why You Should Listen To Your Body Truth

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“Your mind lies. Your body doesn’t. Listen to your body truth.” ~several yoga instructors over the years A while back I made a choice that changed my life and not in a good way. My head talked me into it. That conversation went something like this: Me: This is a bad idea. My head: No, […]

5 Reasons Yoga Will Change Your Life

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Well, I found myself in a kind of burned-out funk this past summer. My yoga practice was a major help in pulling me out of that. Here are a few things I’ve learned about life by being on the yoga mat: 1. The present moment is all that really matters The whole point of yoga […]

Need An Attitude Adjustment? Try Gratitude.

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“Remember, what you focus on increases.” ~ Andy Andrews The other day I caught myself feeling really down. Spiraling through my head on an unending loop was a list of things I wanted but didn’t have in my life. The more I added to the list, the more frustrated I got & the more my […]

A View Of My Writing Space

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My writing space is my favorite room in the house. I made sure I decorated it so I loved it because I spend 8+ hours a day in it. Some of the time is writing fiction, the rest is doing my day job. If this room were a person, it’d be my best friend. Really, […]

Why Persistence Matters

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“Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never ~ in nothing great or small, large or petty ~ never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.”~ Winston Churchill One of the main reasons that people fail to achieve […]

Beware Of Your Own Voice In Your Head

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This one goes along with a post I did a few weeks back about being careful which people you choose to listen to (find it HERE). But this one’s about possibly your worst critic: your own self. Anne Lamott, in her fabulous book Bird by Bird, calls that voice in your head the radio-station KFKD. You […]

Be Careful Who You Listen To

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My husband & I did this exercise once at a motivational seminar: He stood directly in front of me, telling me: you’re capable, you’re intelligent, you’re driven, you’ll succeed. Two other people from the seminar stood on either side of him saying things like: you’re going to fail, it’s too hard, you’ll never make it, you don’t […]