The biggest barrier to change, growth, and innovation, is fear of failure. In preschool, kids ask about 100 questions a day and by middle school asking questions almost ceases completely. Why? For one reason, usually kids are rewarded for having the answer, not for asking a good question. So gradually they just stop asking and…

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  365 days to happiness through physical health and mental wellness~Day 11 If there is joy & satisfaction to be found, I know it is in the art of doing. My ancestors didn’t overthink if they were satisfied with the actual work they were doing. Rather, they found satisfaction in the actual completion of the…

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365 days to happiness through physical health and mental wellness ~day 9~ Your gift to the world You are unique. You have gifts that make you ….you. You have a gift to give to the world. However, so often, those gifts get lost in the demands of everyday living. And when this happens, when you…

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365 days to happiness through physical health and mental wellness ~day 8 Find and fix 5 of these today and I promise you’ll have LESS stress by 8:00pm tonight! What am I talking about? …….Tolerations. Ya know those things that just kind of, well, are there. They annoy us, zap our energy and distract us…

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365 days to happiness through physical health and mental wellness ~day 7 For optimal health, it’s important that we are informed by the news, but not inundated by it. If you do not somehow put boundaries around how much, when and where you hear/watch the news, you run the risk of your body being in…

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365 days to happiness through physical health and mental wellness ~day 5 Thinking things should be different is one of the root causes of unhappiness. It automatically robs you of joy in the moment because you are tied up in a “future” that may or may not happen. How can you enjoy anything if you…

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The Funk That Crept Up My head was pounding …thump..thump….I was sitting there in a brown leather chair, head hung low, make-up-less, head  thump, thump, thumping, with a headache the size of Texas. I was drained, tired, and I didn’t care about much. I’m pretty sure I had run out of tears. My absolute fatigue…

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This is one of the hardest things to do: Make time for yourself. Period. And as a mom, daughter, wife, and working woman myself, I understand that. Sincerely. But what I also understand is that even though something is hard to do it does not, for one split second, mean you shouldn’t do it. Some things are…

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The Soul of Your Home Your home should speak to you, be comforting, and renew your energy. Unfortunately, one of the biggest energy-suckers is an unwelcoming home. Through the years, I have heard lots of stories of how your homes aren’t your favorite place to be, how cluttered, unwelcoming,  boring and stale they are. And…

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