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[ YEAR OF YES ] – DAY 4: Let Go

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Some of the things we admire the most in a person are also things that we can despise. The same person who can be called cheap can also be called frugal. The person who is known for being blunt can also have the reputation for being a very honest person who shoots straight from the hip. The person full of passion can be called irrational and the social butterfly can  be labelled an over-the-top flirt. So I’d dare to say the person who has trouble letting go, might also have the tendency to be tenacious and doggedly determined. I’ll admit […]

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[ YEAR OF YES ] – DAY 3: Face Your Fears

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What are you afraid of? Since moving to Australia, I’ve had to confront my fear of spiders.  I will not claim that I’ve conquered that fear, but I’ve definitely had to face it. Now, even though talking about spiders that are the size of your hand is sensational (look up huntsmen spiders if you’re curious), it’s not the type of fears I’m talking about.  I’m talking about those things that you’re scared to confront that can take you to the next level in your personal, professional and spiritual life. We all have something we’re scared of, whether it’s speaking in […]

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[ YEAR OF YES ] – DAY 2: Expect Blessings

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Do you expect blessings from God? I don’t mean “expect” in a slimy salesman sort of a way. I don’t mean “expect” because you have a sense of entitlement. I mean do you expect blessings because you’re in relationship with the God of the universe… Just being in His presence and beholding Him changes us. Let me put it a different way. Do you have any really well connected friends? Or do you have any friends who inspire you every time you have a conversation with them? I have friends like that.  Some of them just seem to know everyone.  If […]

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[ YEAR OF YES ] – DAY 1: Say YES!

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As people are gearing up for their new year’s resolutions, many are being told that this is the year to say no. No to over reaching and over committing. No to spreading yourself too thin. No to doing a mediocre job in an area that’s not truly your specialty. Then someone like Shonda Rhimes comes along and starts advocating a Year of Yes, and I’m inspired by the idea and wonder what my Year of Yes could look like. Then, I start wondering what it would be like if you had a Year of Yes. So which one is it?  Should we […]

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2017: Your Year of Yes

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Are you ready for 2017?  Really ready? Let’s have a moment of real talk.  Is it okay if I’m frank with you?  It might even seem too frank. Too frank…as in the time you needed to tell your kids there’s no Santa Claus and some precocious kid jumps in and tells them at school before you’re ready to do it. There’s nothing magical about January 1, 2017.  When the clock counted down and the ball dropped, there was no New Year’s Fairy that sprinkled magical fairy dust on the coming of the new year. If that were the case, we’d […]

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12 Days of Christmas

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What does Christmas mean to you?  Is it all about the presents and Santa?  Is it for the kids?  I’d love to journey with you through the 12 Days of Christmas. December 14: The best gift I’ve ever given….hmmm…..I have to think about this one.  It’s hard to say.  I don’t want to praise my own gift giving too much, and now it’s kindof hard to think of what I’ve given to people. Well, recently, I sent my dad a gift for his birthday.  I know he likes gardening, but he lives in a suburban area so he’s not able to […]