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March 2019

Good morning: 3 simple routines to improve your morning for night owls

I am a night owl. Like most creatives, night time is often when my ideas are the most fluid. My mind floods with writing topics, products to create, and new memories I want to make. This creative flow along with a peak in my energy often interferes with my ability to sleep. Unfortunately, being a night owl doesn’t work for my lifestyle. Between getting up early for work and getting my fellas off to school, staying up to 1 a.m. just doesn’t work for this over 40 momma. It’s not that I don’t like mor[...]

Speak Kind: 3 phrases we need to tell ourselves every day

Focusing on speaking words of love and life to my husband, my children, and others come rather easily for me. I want them to know, through my words and actions, they are loved and valued. Unfortunately, the same amount of effort I put into speaking words of encouragement to others is sometimes lost on me. I see my flaws. I see the moments I missed. I see the 7 pounds I gained. I see correspondence I meant to mail. All those words of kindness go out the door and I start feeling like a failure. Do you relate[...]

De-stress: 3 steps to simplify life for busy teens

School. Homework. Practice. Friends. More and more our tweens and teenagers are faced with full schedules encouraging them to be busy instead of being purposeful with their time. Multitasking is their norm. Busy becomes familiar. We see it all the time, this constant state of hurry. Hurry to get home. Hurry to get to practice. Hurry to complete homework. Hurry to eat dinner. Oh, I cringe when I think of how often I have allowed this “hurried” state to be the status in our home. Sadly, our home was onl[...]