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Successful People – Warren Buffett

February 2, 2018 7:17 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Saying “no” runs against the grain of everything in our culture. We are constantly exhausted by including everything we can into our schedules and saying “yes” to every opportunity. In an effort to not miss anything we miss the most important things. Challenge: What is one thing you can say no to this weekend in order to create space for something important?

The Power Of A Quote

February 1, 2018 9:10 am Published by Leave your thoughts

I’m a strong believer in the power of words. More specifically, I believe in the power of “the quote”. Our culture is full of quotes. We consume them 140 characters at a time. They fill our news feeds and our TV screens every waking moment. There’s no shortage of inspiration around us. Nobody ever sits around thinking “if only I could find some motivational words…”...
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Self-Compassion | A Letter To Myself

January 25, 2018 6:47 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Eighteen months ago I was frustrated. It was too early for me to be hitting my second quarter-life crisis but internally I was a wreck. Things just weren’t lining up like they were supposed to. Two months prior I had started dating Jamie who is now my wife. I knew she was “the one” a month into dating when I told my sister that I...
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A Faster Horse – Henry Ford

January 18, 2018 3:57 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

This quote makes me laugh… I love that one of the greatest business minds of our time was able to see beyond what people wanted and see why they needed a different solution. Too often I think we put all our stock in what others think, say, or believe about us. We’re too busy trying to please everybody that we miss the opportunity to contribute something greater that...
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January 17, 2018 12:13 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

What is it about a slow morning on the last day of the year that brings out my sentimental side? Why is it a warm fire at Christmas time makes us think back on the holidays “as they used to be”? What causes such deep thoughts in an otherwise unimportant moment of life? Maybe we don’t all experience these moments…maybe for some they’re so fleeting...
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December 19, 2017 1:17 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

There’s nothing like foggy mornings, twinkling Christmas lights, and the smell of a warm cup of coffee to bring out my inner musings. While scent may be the strongest sense tied to memory I think music is most closely tied to emotion. Last year I dove into Silent Night and the depth of meaning that song has had for me for years. This year, the song...
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Love Like A Hurricane

October 27, 2017 11:06 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Recently I’ve been so overwhelmed with my own inadequacies. I’ve struggled with anger at myself and at God. Anger that I’m not better. Anger for still struggling with depression. Anger for continually making everything more emotional and difficult than it needs to be. Anger for feeling too much. My prayers with God have become less clean more raw and real. It’s messy. I’m not very...
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