Monthly Archives: November 2014

When Your Life Doesn’t Match Your Hopes and Expectations

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When your life doesn’t match your expectations, it can be quite painful. Don’t try to minimize the pain by playing the blame game or pretending you don’t care. Instead identify whether you need to change your life, your expectations or both…then walk in your power and be more committed to taking action and less committed to complaining, […]

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Being Honest with Yourself

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One of my favorites quotes is “Integrity is telling myself the truth and honesty is telling the truth to others.”…Spencer Johnson This may sound very confusing, but for some there is very little that they hate more than being honest, especially when it comes to telling the truth about themselves. I can certainly relate with them. I was once one of […]

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Give Thanks Everyday

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Although there is one particular Thursday each November that we feature a huge dinner and gather with loved ones for Thanksgiving, every day there is a reason to give thanks. Tomorrow the holiday will be gone, but we should continue to carry that joyous feeling of gratitude and praise with us throughout the following days. A […]

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Coach and be Coached

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This may come as a surprise to some, but I am a certified coach who has coaches…YES, I have more than one coach and I pay them all. There are many who question why coaches hire other coaches. Many think it will take away from their creditability as a coach; however, I have found quite the opposite to be true. In fact, for most in the […]

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Taking Personal Responsibility for Your Spiritual Growth

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During a conversation with some ladies in a women’s group, we expressed our thoughts regarding spiritual maturity and whose responsibility it is for our spiritual growth. I have not always been, but I am now very strong in my conviction regarding this. It is my belief that as Christians, we have to, at some point, […]

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Dealing With Body Discrimination

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Body discrimination or what some call “fat shaming” can start at a very early age. It is the belief of some researchers that children as young as three have already learned to pick out the “good” and the “bad” bodies and I know this to be true. Once, while eating out with a friend, I witnessed a little girl who appeared […]

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Trusting God in Moments of Uncertainty

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Are you a “born” worrier? I used to be or at least that is what I kept telling myself. “I can’t stop worrying. I was born that way!” The truth is, I was NOT born that way. So what happened? Life happened! At school I used to worry about getting bad grades and at home living up […]

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Taking Time to Breathe

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Many days for me used to be so frenzied that I felt like I was running fast to nowhere…so fast that I could hardly catch my breath. My to-do list ran off my desk and down the hallway. I was overtired, overcommitted and overwhelmed. There were days that I wanted to scream out loud and some days I did. Well, actually I […]

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Can Guilt be a Good Thing?

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Sometimes guilt is useful and healthy. Without it we would feel no remorse for hurting others or breaking laws. Because we want to avoid feeling remorseful, we are often more mindful of the way we treat others. However, should we somehow cause hurt to someone, either intentional or unintentional, guilt can motivate us to try […]

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Do People Really Change?

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   Is it really possible for someone to change? Absolutely! But they are not going to change because we want them to. While most people know this to be so, it doesn’t stop them from trying to force the change anyway. Changing others used to be my mission in life. I used to think it so important […]

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