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

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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back to school

i miss going back to school.  not the school part, but the new clothes part.  my memories of back-to-school shopping are vivid and thinking back to that time makes me feel warm and fuzzy. there are a few places in life where you feel totally yourself.  where it’s safe to

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