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Choose Moments Over Mayhem

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Christmas is less than six weeks away. We are officially in that time of year I refer to as “Madness and Chaos.” Every year I promise myself not to get swept up in the insanity. But somehow, no matter how much I plan and prepare for a calm Christmas season, the crazy seeps in. Maybe… Read More

Sign Up For A Dream

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Sign Up for a Dream I did it! I went kayaking! (Here’s a link to the post about trying something new this fall.) I have been holding onto the dream of kayaking for years now. And I finally had the chance to try it last month in Monterey, California. I attended a writing retreat and… Read More

Self Care | You’re Not An Anorexic, But Your Life Is

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As 2014 begins to wrap up I naturally reflect on living into my God-sized dream this past year. It causes me to remember these words: “You’re not an anorexic but your life is.” Words spoken to me over 12 years ago by my therapist. While that may seem like along time ago to you, it… Read More

Commonplace Notebook vs. Facebook

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I’ve posted before about my love for reading and slowing down our summer months after a busy school year. You can find that post here. In the same vein I wanted to post another way to slow down our lives and enjoy the small moments that are far too easy to forget. What I always… Read More

The Inward Call to the Simpler Life | Martha Artyomenko

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Amish fiction. Jane Austen. The call of the past and the promise of a simpler life draws many of us. Those of us that spend our days surrounded by cell phones, computers, and the latest technological gizmo often think we would love something more or maybe I should say, something less. The draw of the… Read More

Stress . . . Line One

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Is stress calling for you? Stress is defined as “pressure or tension exerted on a material object” or, “a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances.” I reckon we all can relate to having a demanding situation that has faced us. Whether a big situation or small… Read More

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