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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 …

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 …

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Getting Into Rhythm

Today is Friday. Knowing that, I have a few expectations of how the day will unfold and what’s waiting on my to-do list. The week, the month, each day has its own routines that create a rhythm to my week. It feels good to have rhythm in our lives. And although we may fight against …

Young girl in temper tantrum laying on ground.

Decisions or Emotions?

I don’t feel like working out today. I have dozens of reasons, and they’re all valid. Honestly – if Mom wrote a note to excuse me from class, the teacher would accept it. I mean, I’ve been diligent for almost two weeks, without a full day of rest. Doesn’t my body need it? Haven’t I …