Inspiration


As I listened to one of Rob Bell’s podcast episodes the other day, Episode 120 Wisdom Part 5, How to Think About the News. I couldn’t but let  turn off the firehose, as Rob put it. And that’s exactly how I feel whenever I open Twitter, Facebook, or turn on the television. It’s all so overwhelming but really, it’s my own fault. I’ve been confusing media with journalism. Journalism is truth-seeking,...

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  I came across a Twitter party* the other night by Firework People (Twitter profile: @fireworkpeople or use #fireworkpeople to join the conversation on Tuesdays at 9 p.m EST) who states in their profile: “We are a community for women who want to change the world. Encouragement is how we roll.” Hoozah. These were my people! I joined in on the Twitter chat and one of the questions they asked was: How do you think story...

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I think I know what I want to do with my life. I mean besides writing, a health/wellness coaching, raising a kick-ass family, and traveling to all corners of the world. You know when you’re at a party and someone walks into the room and sees you, but rather than give you that plastic smile then awkwardly looking for someone else more interesting to talk to, they walk straight toward you as if you were the exact person they were...

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{photo courtesy of DeviantART/CrisisCorps} A close friend with a child diagnosed with Leukemia. A neighbor’s best friend dies of cancer leaving behind her two children. A murder-suicide in the news leaving behind an orphaned three-month-old baby. The furthest thing from my mind right now is a having a merry Christmas. Life has a way of turning upside down at a moment’s notice. One minute, our lives are trotting along at a...

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The days are flying by as my 40th birthday looms in the not-so-distant future. I think about all the things I want to do, see, and become and it overwhelms me. Not just because of my massive list of to-dos, but by looking back and seeing how much time I have wasted…dawdled away. All of those minutes, hours, days, weeks, and years were opportunities. Opportunities lost. The weight of what I haven’t done sits on my chest,...

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I subscribe to an awesome magazine called Natural Health that covers everything from homeopathic cold remedies to product reviews. Its focus is to help you live a happier, healthier life in the most natural way possible. One of my goals is to be published in this magazine someday. I just love it. With that said, on the last page of February’s issue, I found a little *article about handwriting and its benefits that I thought I...

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