Need a Change of Space?

  Drudgery seeps in from the same old walls glaring at us. Creativity withers if we don't crack open a new view once in a while. A change of scenery helps, but sometimes refreshing our everydace space is what we need most. Here are a few tips on how to optimize…

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Putting it Back Together: Crisis Recovery Tips

As Floridians, my neighbors and I are piecing normalcy back together after Hurricane Irma. Some of us have electricity. Some lost belongings, income, or even loved ones. A few of us had no visible damage to our homes. We recognize that there are those who faced immense devastation from this and…

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When Life Isn't Fruitful

I love to encourage others through written and spoken words. What could beat a day of crafting inspirational messages or sculpting fantastic worlds for a novel? By all accounts, I have my dream job. The sun should rise to find me hammering away at my keyboard, immersed in my work's delight.…

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Vacation with Vitality: Must-Have Soul Treats

Summer whirls us into a flurry of activity. We race to engage kids and family in outings. Vacations demand planning, press us through an agenda, and cause weeks of post-travel catch-up. The season most tauted for recreation often turns into an exhausting set of tasks. While we could manage to squeeze…

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Refresh Your Spirit

  In preparation for Easter, we'll continue our series this week to highlight revitalizing our spirituality. We've discussed mental, social, and physical health. These integrated parts of life weave together as a skin over the most vital substance of self--our core essence. [bctt tweet="Well being begins and ends with the state…

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Refresh Your Habits

Our days consist of many auto-piloted moments. These little building blocks of habitual behavior shape our lives. We should examine the content of our automatic thoughts and actions to ensure we can become who we most want to be and bless those around us. [bctt tweet="Optimizing habits blesses us to bless others."…

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Refresh Your Mind

We're recovering from the lost hour of sleep this weekend, so let's discuss a few ways to refresh our minds this spring. Today's video suggests the following techniques to improve mental acuity: Read across genres. Learn a new concept or skill. Change your mindset from problem-focused to puzzle-solving. Adopt a moth-exterminating…

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Heart Health at All Levels, Part 3

Emotional health concerns maintaining a healthy relationship with yourself as well as with others. HOW am I doing? DTR with yourself. Be aware of your emotional state. Positive AND Negative. WHEN and WHERE do I start feeling this way? Evaluate triggers (+ and -). WHY do I feel this way? Identify underlying…

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Recommended Reading to Achieve your Dreams

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmhWGu_IZHE Many of us dream of living with purpose and meaning. Books can inspire and guide us toward optimizing our gifts and talents toward a fulfilling life. Let's dive into these recent works by two of my favorite authors. First, read Chase the Lion by Mark Batterson to identify your divine…

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