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Framing Your Stress

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5-Steps to stop spinning Have you ever felt overwhelmed? I guess I should rephrase that, how many times in a day or a week DO you feel overwhelmed? It can come out of nowhere and pick you up from a normal day. Before you know it, you’re swirling around in the eye of a stress […]

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Staying Positive Avoiding Negativity

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Staying PositiveAvoiding Negativity

Negativity breeds dissatisfaction and clutters the mind. When the mind is cluttered with negativity, happiness is much harder to come by. “They controlled how I felt in the morning, and when I went to sleep. They would often cause my emotions to feel out of control, making me feel out of control, too. They would dictate […]

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Taking care of YOU

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Taking Care of YOU

For some, this is foreign, a term used only when they are in real need.  How can we make this thought preventative, something we do as maintenance for our own well-being? Once you have covered the basics: Healthy diet Regular exercise Plenty of sleep What’s next… Consider the following as ongoing upkeep for your well-being: […]

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What Kind of Cookie Will You Be Today?

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chocolate chip cookies

As a self-proclaimed Chocolate Chip, I pondered the accuracy of the “cookie test”.  For as long as I can remember, I’ve identified with the idea that I’m a chocolate chip cookie. (You’re level headed and reliable. People can trust you to make the right choice, and you care about other people, so you’re generally well-liked.  […]

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Uncomfortable Feelings Could Be A Sign

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contemplating change

Everything can’t always be AMAZING! Feeling your emotions is normal and actually gives you perspective. Take some time and explore that and make sure it’s not the storm before the sunny horizon. No pain, no change – you need to feel uncomfortable to move out of the same old way into something new. Here are […]

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Habit Forming Hobbies

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Hand painted ornaments

I tend to do everything with a fervent passion straddling the line of obsession! Give me a good thing and I will make it better by doing it over and over…and over. That’s ok, I actually like that quality about myself. Repetition, there is something comforting about it. Mix that with a little creativity and […]

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Re-Connecting to Your Power

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WOW conference 2016

WOW what a great event! Women of Worth 2016 was held at Connect Point in Anna IL. This was the first annual women’s event and the energy was electric. A special thanks to Kristen Cameron for asking me to speak and for organizing such a worthy event for the women of Southern Illinois. Looking forward […]