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A Life of Peace through Questioning

I work with women every week who claim that having a life of peace is their biggest priority.  “A life of peace” doesn’t make for the best goal though.  It’s not real specific.  What’s that look like – really?  I get it; they’re tired of the rushing, running, demands, difficult relationships and exhaustion.  But if you can’t get clearer than “more peace”, you’re not going to go far.

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Self-Care: How to Take It Easy on Yourself

I will be the first to admit that self-care does not come natural for me! I am your “Type A, push through ‘til you drop, make it perfect or else” – kinda girl! Grasping the importance of self-care is something I’ve had to learn. I usually do a pretty good job with it, because I’ve learned (the hard way) that it’s a necessity if I’m going to be the mom, wife and overall person I want to be. But…. I still have my moments.

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Peace of Mind Naturally

Peace of mind often feels like a pipe dream that other people get to experience. But that doesn’t have to be YOUR reality! It is possible to experience it on a regular basis. You’re probably asking, “How?” about this time, aren’t you?

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Take Care of You by Receiving this Gift – (Video)

Have you ever realized how hard it is to take care of you when you don’t make it a priority?  There’s always “stuff” to be done.  Kids need rides.  The house gets dirty.  Groceries get eaten.  But what about you?  How much do you make taking care of you a priority?  It needs to be a conscious decision or it flat out won’t happen!  Something more important will come up.  I’ve written volumes about the importance of self-care here and how it’s not a selfish act, so I won’t beat that dead horse again.

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Self-Care for the Kids’ Sake

Leaving a legacy we can be proud of is a huge part of the mission of Vibrantly Live. Part of doing that is teaching the importance of self-care not only for us, as moms, but also for our children.

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Life of Purpose One Decision at a Time

Last month I had the privilege of attending a conference with 500 other entrepreneurial women from around the world.  We were there to focus on developing a life of purpose to serve in a greater way.  It was an incredible experience, being in an environment with all of these other powerful women who are charging ahead, through their own fears and doubts, to make this world a better place.

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How Can I Build Confidence to Move Forward?

I had a difficult decision I was struggling  with last month.  I kept spinning my wheels going round and round trying to make a decision about moving forward.  I kept lamenting: “How can I build confidence in making this decision?”  I was stuck in this cycle for over 2 months.  I’d been actively praying for direction, and little things had happened to show me I was on track.

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Life of Peace = Living on Purpose

I hear from the women I work with that they just want more of a life of peace rather than all the craziness they experience.  What they’re referring to is that they don’t want the rushed, exhausting and stressed out feelings they carry around daily.  Sounds good, doesn’t it?  But at the same time a lot of women think of peace as the ability to sleep, not do anything and just rest.

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How to Change Your Life – Walk in Faith

Most of the women I work with would easily admit they feel blessed. Their daily needs are met and they have loving people in their life. So why is the question of how to change your life a common one among them? It’s because the women I work with are striving to go beyond just “getting through” their days, and instead, really want to live!.

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3 Ways to be Happy in Your Relationships

This month, I’ll be covering 3 different ways to be happy in the different  relationships in your life.  It’s something all of us want, but it’s not always the easiest thing to achieve.  Why is that?  I believe it’s due to assumptions we make.

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Not Perfect? The Good News Is…No One Is!

Ever assumed someone’s mad or going to  be mad at you? C’mon – we both know you have. How can I say that with certainty? Because ALL of us do that! It’s human nature. We want our interactions to go smoothly with others. But life’s not perfect and it never will be.

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Peace of Mind Doesn’t Come from Assuming

Peace of mind can come from all sorts of places, but it definitely doesn’t come from assuming things about other people.  We jump to conclusions all the time when it comes to people.  These assumptions can get us in all sorts of problems.  One of the most common errors is assuming someone is or will be disappointed in you.

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Relationship Advice – Avoid This Mistake!

To have meaningful relationships we need to feel safe enough to be our true, authentic self.  This is why one of the best relationship advice ideas I can offer you is to beware of judging others or assuming someone’s judging you.

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Achieve Goals in 2014? Here’s how:

Happy New Year! Can you believe it’s 2014? With the New Year, many people start wondering how to really achieve goals that are important to them. How about you? Are you ready to make a change or content to just continue floating along?

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Goals in Life for Success

As you look at setting different goals in life, I want to encourage you to look at who you need to be rather than just what you need to do.  Behavioral changes alone, don’t last.  It’s only when we make real, internal changes in who we are that change is maintained.  A critical aspect is making sure you’re being authentic.

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How to Build Confidence? Become it!

We’re continuing our discussion of successful ways to achieve what’s truly important to you. Rather than just focusing on set tasks and trying to push your way through, I’ve been sharing the importance of being a different you prior to starting the tasks.  This week, I want to talk about confidence. 

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How We Spend Our Time: Look at Your Choices

Each of us is blessed with 24 hours in every single day. With that blessing come many hard choices as to how we spend our time. How will we use each of those hours? Too many times we get caught…

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How to Enjoy Life – One Day at a Time

Ever stop to wonder about your life and thought:  “Is this it?”  Let’s face it.  Our lives are busy.  We make thousands of choices every day with lots of options vying for our attention.   I’m concerned because I noticed …

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Relationship Advice – Avoid This Mistake!

Each of us is blessed with 24 hours in every single day. With that blessing come many hard choices as to how we spend our time. How will we use each of those hours? Too many times we get caught…

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What’s Truly Important? Follow Your Heart

“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” This verse from Luke 12:34 keeps running through my mind as I think about why certain things have been important to me throughout my life...

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Are You Ready for a Change?

As I reflect on the past year, the number of changes I’ve gone through blows me away. But that’s life, right?  As I head into this New Year, things are changing once again!  My husband just started a new job …

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Peace of Mind: Finding More Mental Energy

With all the responsibilities we have, wanting a little more peace of mind is a given. But sometimes we don’t have time to even eat...

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Spiritual Life Practices Allow More Energy

Our spiritual life is often see as a taboo subject in “polite company”, but why? Because we have differing opinions? Because it’s a topic people feel strongly about? Sure. But I take a different approach. I think it’s something that …

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Ways to be Happy More Often?

Everyday life can drain our physical energy, leaving us fatigued. But emotional energy is rather different. It is more a sense of happiness and hopefulness. This week I want to look at 3 different ways to be happy more often and boost your emotional energy.

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Take care of You - Exhausted to Elated!

This month we’re going to take a good look at the Vibrantly Live principle of self-care. Specifically, I want to focus on something we use constantly, and say we never have enough of – ENERGY!

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