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Say Yes (30 Days to a Better You)

Say Yes (30 Days to a Better You)

| October 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

When the school year started this year, it came with a laundry-list of new responsibilities for me. Over the summer, I said “yes” again and again. Yes to being a Girl Scout leader (actually, a co-leader). Yes to volunteering at my son’s school 1-2 times a week. Yes to teaching Sunday school at our church. […]

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Take an Honest Look Back (30 Days to a Better You)

Take an Honest Look Back (30 Days to a Better You)

| October 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

Generally speaking, I try not to look back too often. Doing so can let you get too caught up in the what-ifs and what-could-have-beens. But sometimes? Sometimes taking an honest look back is the best gift you can give yourself. This afternoon, I pulled out my portable hard drive and plugged it into my computer. […]

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Talk a Walk (30 Days to a Better You)

Talk a Walk (30 Days to a Better You)

| October 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

Last Spring, a few friends and I started walking every Friday afternoon. We paused during the summertime when we were all busy with kids and vacations. But when school started again in August, we immediately started walking again. And you know what? It feels good. It’s not just the adrenaline rush that comes with walking […]

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Smile. No Matter How You’re Feeling (30 Days to a Better You)

Smile. No Matter How You’re Feeling (30 Days to a Better You)

| October 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

Whenever I am stressed, the weight of it drags me down. From the tip top of my head to my very longest toe, it permeates through me. I’m tense and feel it in every bit of my body. I’m sure you’ve felt the oppressive weight of stress before. It stinks. And smiling? Not happening. Or, […]

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Write Your Dreams Down (30 Days to a Better You)

Write Your Dreams Down (30 Days to a Better You)

| October 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

When you close your eyes and picture your life ideals, what do you see? For some, this is a crystal clear image of what you want from life. You may see yourself in a dream job, with a dream home and a dream life. Maybe you see that dream spouse — and even a few […]

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Follow Through (30 Days to a Better You)

Follow Through (30 Days to a Better You)

| October 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

Are you good at following through on things? If you agree to something, do you doggedly do what you promised? Always? Chances are, sometimes you agree to things and don’t follow through. Or maybe you initiate ideas but them let them fall by the wayside. It happens to everyone. But there is so much good […]

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Write a Thank You Note (30 Days to a Better You)

Write a Thank You Note (30 Days to a Better You)

| October 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

A few weeks after moving into our new house, I ran into a neighbor. Smiling broadly, she hurried across the street to my driveway. “I received the card you sent. It was so kind – thank you,” she said, her face bright. The note — a simple thank you card I’d sent after she dropped […]

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Break Out of Your Routine (30 Days to a Better You)

Break Out of Your Routine (30 Days to a Better You)

| October 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

Do you have a routine? You know, the daily flow of things you do that becomes almost automatic? Well, it’s time to break out of that routine and energize your day. Last week was the most productive week I’ve had in months. Every day, I had long to-do lists staring me down. And every day […]

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Change Your Tone (30 Days to a Better You)

Change Your Tone (30 Days to a Better You)

| October 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

The other day, I tweeted this: “Treat people with kindness and you will get kindness in return. #thingstoremember” The sentiment came to me while I was waiting for my order in a local Chinese restaurant. A woman had stormed into the restaurant with her order swinging from her arm. Her body language screamed “angry!” When […]

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Organize Your Workspace (30 Days to a Better You)

Organize Your Workspace (30 Days to a Better You)

| October 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

The 30 Days to a Better You challenge is all about improving your life. That means tackling worries, setting goals and making practical changes. Today, we’re going to make a practical change by improving our workspaces. Organize Your Workspace Is your workspace messy? Disorganized? Or maybe it’s so neat that you feel absolutely uninspired when […]

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