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Fresh starts: 3 savvy ways to navigate new seasons

If you stop to reflect on your current season right now, what would you say? Just pause and think about that. Are you: buying a new house? starting a new job? getting ready for marriage? raising small children? celebrating your last kid graduating from school? deciding what to do next? recovering from a broken heart? Starting fresh can stir up all sorts of emotions. Some of these changes are exciting life events that we want to capture in pictures and Christmas ornaments. Other events shake u[...]

Spring Cleaning: 3 techniques to declutter your mind

I don’t know what it is about spring, but every year I feel I need to start a deep clean and purge in my house. Suddenly the things I had laying around for winter, I now find cumbersome. My eyes see clothes to give away, cabinets to scrub, and windows that need washing. Even though it hasn’t felt like spring with all the crazy weather, I still feel the spring cleaning itch. Just like our homes need cleaning to prepare for the new season, so do our minds. Our minds can get cluttered with mountain[...]

Back on track: 3 steps to recharge your motivation

Whether you’ve had to restart your workout routine after illness or adjust going back to school after a vacation, we have all hit slumps where it seems we have lost our motivation. Sadly, too many of us stay derailed from moving forward because we allow our motivation to wane. Then we become stuck in a rut. But this does NOT have to be your reality. How we choose to respond when we experience a dip in our motivation will determine if we experience success or a setback. There are three steps you can start[...]

A Heart Issue: 3 simple ways to manage stress

Five years ago, with slurred speech, numbness in my arm, and difficulty breathing, I was admitted to the emergency room. All the signs of a heart attack. Surely, this wasn’t happening. I was only 35. But it was. Living with high levels of stress was putting my entire body and life at risk. After much care and tests, the doctors were able to rule out a heart attack, but not without warning. Looking at me, the doctor said words that changed my life. “Whatever you are not dealing with in your life is killi[...]

Don’t wait: 3 steps to stop procrastination so you can get things done

It’s noon already. Your to-do list is still full. Instead of working on getting things done, you sit there. Mindlessly scrolling through your Facebook or Instagram feed while on your fourth episode during your Netflix binge, you have yet to get up. There’s a house to clean or a project calling your name. Maybe you have a paper you should be working on for school. So you tell yourself, after the next episode, after I take my nap, or in just ten more minutes. Another excuse with nothing accomplished.[...]