The Secret to Making Your Resolutions “Stick” This Time…

Posted by on Jan 12, 2017 in Dreams & Goals, Motivation & Inspiration, Positive Thoughts, Vision & Purpose | 0 comments

The Secret to Making Your Resolutions “Stick” This Time…

It’s a new year – and I’m sure like most of us, you have at least a few items on your life list that you are longing to change this year. When you look at that list, how many of those things have you already attempted to shift in the past – yet here you are this year in the same place after months or years of struggle and effort? Can we conclude then, that the change must initiate from a different place inside of us to be effective and lasting? Notice the butterfly. In its untransformed state, no matter how hard it tries, the...

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Happy New Ending

Posted by on Jan 1, 2017 in Motivation & Inspiration, Positive Thoughts, Vision & Purpose | 0 comments

Happy New Ending

Happy New Year! 2016 is now officially behind us…and regardless of what has transpired this past year, we can decide NOW to create a great ending for 2017. But creating a great ending to 2017 is going to require some planning. It’s going to require a shift from simply “reacting” to life to instead proactively designing our life. And it’s going to require letting go of past failures, disappointments and resentments. Are we going to stay stuck ruminating on what might have been? Will we live the same year over and over again with the...

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It’s Not About the Presents, But About Presencing Love

Posted by on Dec 26, 2016 in Love, Positive Thoughts, Spirituality | 0 comments

It’s Not About the Presents, But About Presencing Love

This Christmas day millions of people around the world celebrate the humble birth long ago that – regardless of your religious persuasion – undoubtedly changed the entire world. The love, compassion, forgiveness and acceptance that Jesus Christ presenced throughout His life exemplified a higher standard for all of us to follow. His birth had such deep meaning – not just because of the signs and wonders that accompanied it – but because of the transforming effect his unconditional love had on those then which continues even now. As you...

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Healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Mousse

Posted by on Dec 23, 2016 in Health & Wellbeing, Healthy Recipes | 0 comments

Healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Mousse

This mousse is so light, so airy, so decadent, and so HEALTHY! The secret super-food ingredient is pumpkin! This guilt-free dessert helps to energize, combat stress and lower heart disease. Plus it’s extremely high in fiber, helping to curb cravings and balance blood sugar levels. And maybe the best thing about this recipe is how easy it is to make! Ingredients: 2 c. cooked, pureed pumpkin 1/3 c. unsweetened cocoa powder 1/3 c. maple syrup 1/2 c. coconut butter (make sure it’s heated to the point of liquid) 1/2 t. cinnamon 1/2 t....

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Without the Darkness We Couldn’t See the Stars Shine

Posted by on Dec 15, 2016 in Happiness, Motivation & Inspiration, Positive Thoughts, Spirituality | 0 comments

Without the Darkness We Couldn’t See the Stars Shine

In our media-dominated culture, it’s easy to focus on the darkness and the negativity and to feel doom and gloom over recent national or world events.The presence of darkness tends to snuff out hope when we allow ourselves to become trapped in its grasp. The irony is, the darker and bleaker things become, the more contrast is available to see the light and good that is also filling our world. And, isn’t it amazing that just one tiny glimmer of light is enough to light our way and to chase away complete darkness? We can feel victimized by...

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Sweet Potato Gingerbread Muffins

Posted by on Dec 9, 2016 in Health & Wellbeing, Healthy Recipes | 0 comments

Sweet Potato Gingerbread Muffins

A healthy, high protein, grain-free treat! It also makes the perfect holiday dessert served with a dollop of whipped cream. Serve with apple or pear slices and warm spiced tea! Ingredients: 3/4 c. creamy almond butter 1 1/4 c. mashed cooked sweet potatoes 1/4 c. blackstrap molasses 1/4 c. maple syrup Optional – 3 drops edible essential orange oil (Young Living) 1 grated apple 2 large organic eggs 2 T. chia seeds 1/4 c. coconut flour 1 t. baking soda 1/2 t. sea salt 1 T. cinnamon 2 t. ground ginger 1/4 t. nutmeg Directions: Preheat...

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Capturing the Spirit of Christmas

Posted by on Dec 8, 2016 in Happiness, Love, Positive Thoughts, Relationships | 0 comments

Capturing the Spirit of Christmas

During this season of Christmas carols, twinkling lights and pumpkin spice lattes, it just seems easier for us to remember to show kindness to others. We drop spare change into the Salvation Army bucket when we pass, donate food and toys to the less fortunate, we give gifts to each other, and many of us even take time to volunteer. And it’s wonderful that we do have this season of Christmas to remind us each year to love others just a little more. It helps us get outside ourselves more than we do the rest of the year. But why do so many of...

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Celebrate the Miracles

Posted by on Dec 4, 2016 in Happiness, Motivation & Inspiration, Positive Thoughts | 0 comments

Celebrate the Miracles

“It seems to be human nature: as we become more familiar with something, even something miraculous and awe-inspiring, we lose our sense of awe and treat it as commonplace.” –Dieter Uchtdorf It’s easy to become blind to all the “miracles” that surround us every day… Like the beauty of the frost on a double-pane window, or the sound of a loved one’s voice half-way across the world, or the warmth of the carpet under your feet as you rise from your bed to walk across the room. We are surrounded by technology and modern-day wonders...

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The Fullness of Life

Posted by on Dec 4, 2016 in Happiness, Positive Thoughts | 0 comments

The Fullness of Life

There is no feeling state more powerful for creating abundance in our lives than that of gratitude. Regardless of the circumstances we may find ourselves in as the holidays approach, our choice of how we see what’s around us will determine the amount of “fullness” we experience each day. Gratitude is so powerful because, through it, we see the possible good in every circumstance. We harness a unique power to glean the diamonds from what most see as ordinary “garbage.”  We see liberation and freedom in what most may see as...

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Why Being Authentic Matters

Posted by on Dec 4, 2016 in Motivation & Inspiration, Positive Thoughts, Self Esteem | 0 comments

Why Being Authentic Matters

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” ~ Oscar Wilde Sure, it sounds so easy, but what does that actually mean? And why do so many of us have such a hard time actually doing it? Because the only way we become “ourselves” is when we let go of all of the labels, stories and judgments that have been placed on us by others – and most often placed upon ourselves. And that takes courage. To dare to be an original means becoming vulnerable by opening ourselves up to the possibility of being judged by others. But the rewards of being...

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