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Gotta Have Faith

Today is Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of the Lenten season in the Christian faith. For the next six weeks – until Easter Sunday – devout folks across the globe will fast, pray and eat McDonald’s fish sandwiches. Lent marks the last weeks of Jesus’ life: from the nation’s political and religious unrest, to …

Shiny key sits on smooth, steady rocks.

The Simple Key to Making the Changes You Want

So you’ve decided to make some changes in your life. You’ve got your eye on the prize, and you’re going after it. You’re going to be stronger, better! Today is the day. You’re ready! You start out high energy, and momentum carries the today. Yes! Day One is under your belt. You feel stronger already. …

En pointe ballerina balances with grace and steadiness.

Self-Discipline and Everything You Want

Self-discipline is a curious thing. It feels like torture but pays off like Christmas. For some of us (read: ADHD folks), this is magnified tenfold. Self-discipline is all about self regulation. It’s like being our own overseer, boss or parent. We deny ourselves the pleasures of today for bigger returns tomorrow. Or maybe even to …

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Top Three Sites for Free Professional Photos

I love Pexels, Pixabay and Unsplash. There I said it. What’s so special about them, you ask? Well, let me tell you about these wonderful, magical sites for online photos. If you look at this website, in every post – including this one – there’s an awesome, professional-looking photo. Now, I can snap a shot …

Mighty athlete running on prosthetic legs.

You Can Do Anything

Your life has significance and so do you. You can dream anything, want anything, become anything. You can do anything. Your thoughts are powerful and your intentions magnetic. You matter. So you feel restless and discontent? Your comfortable life too benign? It’s funny how the very thing we strive for – security, quiet – can …

Letting go ceremony with giant Chinese lantern released.

Let Go of What Doesn’t Serve You

It’s time to let go of what doesn’t serve you. Life is short, and your purpose is grand. You have only so much time, so much attention. Consider the value of how you use these. Are you investing your time and attention? Or are you simply spending them in useless or even damaging places? Rid …

Tough woman in marathon climbing over wall with persistence and strength.

Keep Going

Your heart isn’t in it, and your resolve is wavering. Keep going. The journey is lonely and the work is hard. Do it anyway. You’ve quit so many times. You’ve chosen and changed so many paths. Continue on course and see this one through. Sure, your reasons for beginning have changed. But the accomplishment is …

Marathon runner keeps going with color shower from sidelines.

Keep Showing Up

We can not always be brilliant. We can not consistently give 100%. Sometimes the battle of the day is simply showing up. There are days when our work shines. When the muse is present and full of life. Big Mo kicks in, blasts us forward like a magic carpet, and it’s all we can do …

Calm woman in red dress on row boat with peaceful sea

Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Worry is absolutely useless. It feels bad, it wastes energy, and it doesn’t accomplish a single thing. Bob Marley was right: Don’t worry, be happy. Okay, so maybe happiness isn’t always appropriate. But worry never is. When we feel helpless, sometimes anxiety seems like an actual activity, as though our distress is somehow controlling or …