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How To Avoid Wasting Your Time Comparing Yourself With Others

How to avoid wasting your time comparing yourself with others Some people care too much about what others think of them and often spend their time worrying about how they appear to other people. If you’re getting hung up on what other people think of you, then it’s time to stop comparing yourself with everyone…

Dare To Begin Again

Dare To Begin Again Do you feel like your past is holding you back? Do you ever get so caught up in the what-ifs that it’s hard to keep going? I know how it feels, and I want to help. This post will explore the importance of resilience, self-compassion, and starting over. In the words…

Change Is Important

Change Is Important You may be wondering why it’s so important to try and change yo ur behaviors. One of the reasons why it’s important is because, in order to change a behavior, you have to stop doing the old one. A lot of times, people are used to the old behaviors that they do…

What do you see when you look in the mirror? 

What do you see when you look in the mirror? What do you see when you look in the mirror?  If your first thought is to notice what you perceive to be a blemish or a flaw, then we need to talk.  If you see yourself as God sees you, you would see yourself as…

Have you ever explored words and sometimes their hidden roots?   

Have you ever explored words and sometimes their hidden roots? For example, let’s talk about the word “Message.”  Every challenge we face in life should be looked at as an opportunity for growth.  In order though for us to grow, we need to take our “mess” and make it our message.  Here’s another example of…

Don’t Forget The Daffodils

Don’t Forget The Daffodils Early this year, I sat down and considered some new goals.  I had a terrible thought that I would hate to get through this pandemic without just a little bit of learning and enrichment.  One of my goals was to familiarize myself with a new poem each day. Now I’m not…
Run For Reed

I Came To Finish The Race

I Came To Finish The Race If you have been following Annette and my posts this week, you know that they have had a central focus. Tomorrow marks ten years that Reed finished “The Race.” While the last ten years have had their share of grieving and pain, lessons learned have, we believe, given us…

We May Encounter Many Defeats, But We MUST NOT Be Defeated

We May Encounter Many Defeats, But We MUST NOT Be Defeated Sometimes in life, we succeed while other times, we fall flat on our faces. Our lives are made up of daily challenges that require decisions on our parts. Sometimes the challenge is so profound that we think it is easier to not even show…

1st Annual Week of Remembrence

1st Annual Week of Remembrence In mid-March 2020, our lives changed forever. Daily trips to the office or simply going to the grocery store or sporting events became challenging if not impossible. Soon we started hearing of friends and family being infected. Not long thereafter, many of us became sick. Soon we knew of those…

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