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Gratitude

Giving yourself and other people gratitude seems like a pretty simple thing to do. Yet how many of us actually do it? Continue reading

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Living Life to the FullestLive with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh
Choose with no regret
Continue to learn
Appreciate your friends
Do what you love
Live as if this is all there is.
~Mary Anne Radmacher

Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence. ~Aristotle

Are you living your ideal life? Continue reading

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Heart in leafYesterday I attended a presentation by Brian Keating, a wildlife expert and anthropology professor. He talked about and showed videos on animals such as the narwhal, the penguin, the elephant, and the beaver with infectious enthusiasm. He spoke in such a juicy way that I wanted to brush off my hiking boots and get out there–right now! Continue reading

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Ducks behind the 8-ballI just got back from a two week vacation in Mexico. It was heavenly. Really relaxing and really fun.

As we started to come back though, sh*t started to happen! My husband caught the stomach flu just hours before our flight. He was in rough shape. Then the winds prevented our last plane from being able to leave on time. Continue reading

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Woman hikingYou can’t teach an old dog new tricks

We’ve all certainly heard the excuse, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” How often do we let ourselves off the hook from starting something or sticking to it when it comes to goals we create for ourselves?

If you’ve read any of my previous blogs, you may know that I love to share stories. I’m going to share some more about people who did things later in life-when many would’ve said it’s too late. Continue reading

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Reaching for the starsI know I’ve been talking a lot about goals this month. But t’is the season when we’re often setting goals for ourselves! And we need to do so thoughtfully. I’ve been writing a lot about goals: visualizing goals, creating S.M.A.R.T. goals, adversity, perservering Continue reading

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Warren Macdonald climbing

Nobody welcomes adversity into their lives. Sooner or later though, we all face it. What helps someone carry on despite adversity? Continue reading

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people having fun

This is often the time of year when people take some time off work to relax, visit friends and family, and hopefully have some fun.

I know though that this time of year isn’t fun for everyone. For some, it’s a matter of surviving the holidays.

Suppose you decided to make fun a priority,

what would you do? Continue reading

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Woman hiking

I’ve been reading a book about finding your passion. It’s gotten me thinking about the power of passion and will, what becomes a turning point in someone’s life, and what helps create inspiration in people’s lives.

Turning Point

Alison was a photo-journalist whose passion was to bring to life the struggles of people in third world and developing countries, and to make these struggles known to the wider world so that people and governments would be encouraged to act.

One fateful day she was in a horrible bus accident in Laos that changed her life forever. Continue reading

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bucketI just finished a really quick read: How Full is Your Bucket? written by a psychologist and his grandson. There was some simple but interesting ideas discussed. Continue reading

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