If You’re Not Happy, Then What?

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When you were little, there were no limits to what you wanted to be when you grew up. Everything you thought about doing was something that you believed would make you happy. We all want happiness. The problem is discovering that many times we are not happy.   What happened? What is it that brings us lasting joy and happiness? … Read More

Feeling Shy? Here’s How to Connect

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Some of us enjoy being with people and others have a hard time connecting. Our nature is to want to feel connected to other human beings. It creates a sense of belonging. Remember when you were a kid and had all kinds of questions? How do plants grow? What makes the grass green? Why does it get cold?Back then you … Read More

What Does Your Hashtag Say?

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My nephew died a few weeks ago. He was only 16 years old. His name went viral. Why? Because he affected so many people with an attitude of happiness. As you watch videos of him, you can see in his eyes that he loved life. He made a choice. He had hard things happen to him just like the rest … Read More

Getting Past 1000 “NO’s”

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I’m standing in my closet, searching for the BIG YES as I take a look at my “stuff.” Since our last move, I’ve given away many items that have worn out their worth. Plus, I feel much lighter since I’ve sent most of my children’s treasures to them. As Greg McKeown points out in his book Essentialism, I want to separate … Read More

Letting Go of the Hurt

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Corrie ten Boom shared publicly about the gift of forgiveness and healing when she told of her story in the concentration camp during World War II. Although her sister had died, Corrie lived to share her message.    Then one day….   A former Nazi guard, who had been part of Corrie’s terrible confinement, approached her after one of her … Read More

Wishy Washy Won’t Work

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My husband greeted a young, handsome 8-year-old boy in his office. He and his older brother were there with their mom, having a checkup on their teeth. My husband, the dentist, noticed a spot of green on the young man’s cheek. He asked him about it, and he candidly replied, “Oh, that must have been the green drink I had … Read More

How To Come Back After the Letdown

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I love to swim. When I was little, I swam with my brothers in a plastic blow-up pool in our back yard. Later, we rode our bikes to the local high school for swimming lessons in the morning, free swim in the afternoon, and swim team in the evening.     One of my favorite strokes on the local swim … Read More

7 Steps to Disorganized Organization

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Although you may think that some people were born organized, the truth is that we all have to work at it. It’s okay to admit that there are times when you’ve misplaced something critically important. It’s also okay to become a little better organized so that you’re not continually asking others to find your missing items. It gets old.  Many … Read More