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Three Reasons Why We Need A Better Emotional Vocabulary

The flights were booked. The car rented.  We had anticipated this trip for years and I wanted to be prepared.

 

Though I had studied Italian in college, I knew my skills were rusty at best, so I purchased an online study course so that I could maximize my experience.

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Four Ways Parents Can Minimize Stress While Maximizing Kids’ Wellbeing

 

Exams have passed.  Graduations have been celebrated.  Summer’s coming hard upon us.

 

Our kids have been feeling it, really feeling it — the stress that has them wound up tight, stress that makes them doubt themselves, stress that overwhelms every bit of courage to dig deep, reach in, and press on into their lives and their dreams.

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What To Do When You Are Waiting For Your Life To Bloom

I waited every spring for the peonies to bloom. 

 

Tracing the edge of an earlier autumn sun, I remember so carefully digging a home for them in the soil.

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Why Embracing Our Brokenness Is Necessary For Us To Be Whole

 

We equate wholeness with perfection, with having it all together, with success. Yet the meaning of wholeness is perhaps just the opposite.

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Because Our Stories Are More Powerful Than Our Shame

 

What is your story?

 

We all have one. You know, the story that contains the good, the bad, the ugly of our journey that has led us to today. The story that pressed in on us, that chipped away at us, that left us a little more bruised and a little less brave to step into our future.

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For Every Parent and Child Who Feels The Struggle of Being ‘Raised Up’

A conversation for every parent and child who feels the struggle of being ‘raised up:’

 

I know it’s hard.

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Three Secrets To Making and Keeping Your Marriage Strong

I’ll be the first to admit I walked down the aisle with my rose-colored glasses solidly adhered to my face. They all said, You’ve waited so long, I’m sure God has brought you someone incredibly ‘special.’

 

I liked that. He was special. He would surely make me happy.

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The One Quality Guaranteed To Make You Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise

The Secret Of Delayed Gratification

 

Could you sit with your favorite cookie in front of you and not eat it? Could you eye a favorite shirt at the department store and make a choice not to buy it?

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Is Rest The Forgotten Key To Your Emotional Wellbeing?

Rest. Typically not a word in my vocabulary.

 

I was coming up to the weeks before my vacation, barely hanging on by a thread. I didn’t even notice how tired I was. My body moved slowly, numbly in its predictable, mechanical motions of the day. Though I accomplished all of my responsibilities, it grew challenging to be present, much less to focus. I could hardly tell how cloudy my mind had become. How disconnected I felt. Unsteady.

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When We’re Feeling Too Small To Make Any Difference In This World

We crossed at low tide. With only one road that washes out with the waves, there was a small window of time to make our way across, to leave behind the mainland and enter this remote, speck of an island…Holy Island.

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