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Wellness

Open Heart: 3 Steps to let go of bitterness so you can live a full life

I don’t think anyone wakes up and decides to live a life full of bitterness. No, we dream of lives full of love, joy, and fullness. But somewhere along the way, those dreams get derailed, and pain begins to take center stage. So where does it start? Bitterness is merely anger unchecked. Usually, it starts with some form of offense, whether intentional or not, we allow to grow. Over time that hurt, when unforgiven, becomes anger evolving into bitterness. It subtly grows with each conversation we repeat[...]

Regaining Hope: 3 way to hold to hope when life is hard

This is not the way my life was supposed to go. Have you ever said this to yourself? Or maybe just me. We all have hope for our lives. Maybe it’s you—the wife. Sitting on the couch feeling isolated from your husband. Sleeping in the same home together but living two different lives. You don’t even recognize the couple you have become. This was not the way you hoped your marriage would be. Or are you the mom who no longer recognizes your child? You sit looking at baby pictures remembering all your ho[...]

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[...]