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Tangled Up In Holiday Stress?

One morning last week, I found myself feeling like a tangled up mess. I had imagined that this Advent season was going to be full of peaceful evenings spent by the fireplace reading an Advent story to my children as they snuggled up to their Daddy while the dogs dozed quietly nearby on the floor and […]

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This Scares Me Every Time

It’s the one monster you cannot escape, no matter how fast or far you run.

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Make Room for the Extraordinary!

One of my favorite Spring-cleaning activities is to go through my closet and decide what to keep, what to let go, and what is missing. Over time, I have assembled a solid wardrobe from this editing process. I know who I am and what I love. As a result, my closet is a carefully curated […]

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3 Essential Ways to Rock Your Heart on Your Sleeve!

We are all familiar with the saying, “Don’t wear your heart on your sleeve.”  Usually, when someone gives this advice, he or she is trying to be helpful, guiding us to refrain from open display of our emotions. According to various resources, this idiom first appeared in Shakespeare’s play, Othello, written in 1604. Iago states […]

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I’m Gonna Let It Shine!

It’s October. I always feel nervous energy when October approaches. I gave this some thought and realized that October is a very significant month for me. It’s one of my favorite times of the year as the Central Texas summer heat begins to fade. Everyone is giddy, including squirrels, dogs and children. It feels like […]

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