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Be Careful What You Get Inspired By

I love to read. Always have. I’m sure always will.   I love to watch tv, movies, and documentaries (oh, and let’s not forget The Bachelor! ;) ). Sometimes maybe a little too much.   But it’s the stories that I love.   Through books, tv, movies, and a variety of other platforms, there’s always stories being told. People have things to say. People have stories to share.   BUT…   We need to be careful what we get inspired by.   Are you inspired by triumph over struggle? Do you praise the person who succeeds through dogged hard work? Do you admire those who sacrifice themselves for others? Do you applaud those who strive and push their way to success?   It’s not unusual if you do. We’ve been trained to respect and commend these gripping feats of achievement. We’ve been led to believe that…   struggle equals value hardship equals honor adversity equals worth suffering equals meaning   Sure, we certainly can – and do – learn, grow, and evolve through pain and struggle. And I absolutely am not taking away the compassion and empathy we have...

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Time to Stop Conforming

Every human…whether conscious of it or not…has a desire to be free from the chains of conformity.   Many before us have blazed the paths for us to have countless freedoms…and now is the time where we are individually seeking our own personal freedom; our own spiritual freedom – free from the constraints and rules that have limited our minds and imprisoned our spirits.   There aren’t any rallies, marches or demonstrations. But there is an instinctive inner summoning to our own inherent freedom.   I’m not going pretend to know enough about history to go into the specifics of all the freedoms that have been won for us…many which we take for granted…but I do know that we owe a lot of gratitude to be in the position we are now. A position where we have the liberty to focus on our hearts.   We as a species have evolved to this point where freedom of our minds and freedom of our spirits is the next step in our evolution.   We are being called in this direction. …And when we don’t listen...

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Guest Blog: Help! I need to find myself!

“You are still YOU.”  This is one of the quotes taken from my friend and fellow blogger, Joanne Cook, who wrote the blog post below. The timing of this post is very fitting, since I have been interviewing many moms regarding some of the struggles they are encountering and what they are afraid of.  A common theme that emerged is that they (which may be you too) are afraid of losing themselves...

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