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Entries tagged "motivation"

June 13th 2015
The breeze blows through big open windows rustling the white drapes. The oppressive heat hasn’t fully arrived yet today but it’s coming. Birds chirp... READ MORE
October 26th 2014
Saturday, October 25, 2014 Skyline Drive in Shenandoah early on a Saturday morning in late October. The leaves are close to... READ MORE
June 21st 2014
"Life is pain because we expect it to go differently," says a beautiful zen Buddhist priest sitting in front of... READ MORE
April 19th 2014
I lost my Happy.  It seems to have taken a sabbatical and it's really affecting my life. Happy's nemesis, Worry, has been... READ MORE
March 27th 2012
Do you know your value? How do you figure out your worth? There are so many ways to calculate how we add... READ MORE
November 28th 2011
Hebrews 12:7 - Endure hardship as discipline... Standing at my counter while I make dinner, sweat drips off the back of... READ MORE
May 8th 2011
Entrepreneurs come from all sorts of circumstances. Some fall into it, plan for it or create it based on need. With... READ MORE
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The Loss of My First Love
December 21, 2015
December 2004.  Sacramento, California. Freshly divorced. Adoption day.   Your foster mom brought you over. We watched you intently. You took in
The Secrets of Letting Go
August 26, 2015
It was Valentine’s Day.  A secret day.  Today, she would marry him. At 23, she knows what she
No More Should-ing On Myself
July 7, 2015
  “If God gives such attention to the wildflowers - most of which are never even
Struggling With Purpose
June 13, 2015
The breeze blows through big open windows rustling the white drapes. The oppressive heat hasn’t fully arrived yet
As You Are. Not As You Should Be.
April 21, 2015
  Hi. My name is Melanie and I feel like a failure on a daily basis.
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