ENCOURAGE

Is it raining, little flower? Be glad of rain; Too much sun would wither one; It will shine again. The clouds are very dark, it's true; But just behind them shines the blue. - Lucy Larcom

Stuff I Grabbed

Damnit. Been up since 2am and could fall back asleep. Are you sleeping well? Anyway, do you have any idea how awesome the photos app is on the iPhone? Well, let me tell you. There is an album called screenshots and (wait for it) it saves all your screenshots! I

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3 Ways to Live Your Life Right

1. Realize You Only Have Today That sounds really depressing but it’s so important to remember.  And so you don’t think I’m preachy or self-righteous- these are all things I (especially) need to remember.  And it’s things I know.  As many of you know, 13 years ago on this day,

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3 Wonderful Classes I’m Taking

This morning, I’m on vacation!  I’m sitting outside on the back porch of a house we rented in Long Beach Island, New Jersey.  It’s 6am east coast time and I’m watching the sun rise over the dunes in front of the ocean. I put some pics below. Now that I’m

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How to Tie a Summer Scarf

The other day, I cleaned out my scarf drawer that contained literally THOUSANDS OF SCARVES.  I folded them somewhat the same and made the drawer look so nice.  But in going through all those scarves, it made me mad to think I could only wear them in the fall or

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3 Articles to Help You Be All You Can Be

While it’s important to be present in the current moment, as I’ve mentioned before, I can’t help but to (constantly) read articles, blog posts and books on best practices. More specifically, best practices on being your best self. Here are 3 of the best.  Click on the title to take

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3 Things I Learned From Getting Older

1. HOW TO BE KINDER TO MYSELF I’m a lot easier on myself. As the years rolled on, I’ve learned to be as kind to me as I would be to anyone else. It took a lot of work to get to this point. When I was younger, I always had

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Staying Curious in a Curious Time

Have you ever felt like you’ve lost your mojo?  That is how I’ve felt this year.  I hate saying that out loud because I have so much to be thankful and happy for when so many of my friends and acquaintances are going through a hard time.  Do you know what

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sometimes you gotta just float!

Just some musings on Tuesday evening.  I am obsessed with my morning routine.  It looks like this: Wake up before or at 5 am Rinse face and go downstairs to office Do bible study (via bible app on phone) Read devotional: my utmost for His highest (been reading every year

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2017 WISH, I MEAN, GIFT LIST

my mom used to say that as a child i could want to buy something in a gas station.  i don’t understand why that is even worth mentioning.  duh. of course i could!  i think the important thing for all my loved ones around me to grasp about that statement is

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encouragement for today

there’s something i want to remember every single morning.   but i don’t.  i wake up and go through my programmed routine and i forget.  in the beginning i didn’t forget. and i made myself promise that i wouldn’t. i don’t want to forget to remember to live this day as

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al capone, 75 years of Buick history in one family + me

this morning i woke up at my usual time of 4:45am.  does that mean i’m getting old? i like it anyway because i get so much done.  sometimes i tell myself (quite literally) to chill out and just read or something.  today, i pulled out a box of old photos and there

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making inspiration real.

sometimes i’m overwhelmed by inspiration.  ha.  what a problem to have. i mean it.  of course, i seek it out.  my rss feed, podcasts, flipboard all stream inspiration constantly.  i love it. even the music i listen to during the day is what i call “epic inspiring” – check it

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