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The Blame Game Blaming others is an inappropriate and non-productive form of communication between lovers, friends, or family members." In her book, Shift, Author and television personality, Tory Johnson, shares her story of weight loss. But her story is way more than...read more
Modern-day Monday For so long, Monday has gotten a bad rap. Who really wants the weekend to be over? Monday used to mean back to school, back to work, back to the hubbub of the week. But, the Internet has changed all of that, hasn't it? I teach online. I work online....read more
Helping Others If you've ever been to my home, you know how I love to light candles. The flicker of a single flame creates a sense of calm that I find ever so inviting. From the moment it is lit, my breathing slows, my heart remembers to rest, and the soft glow seems...read more
Remembering 911. "First came the boom―the loud, deep, unapologetic bellow that seemed to erupt from the very core of the earth. Eerily, the majestic high-rise slowly leaned to the south. On the seventy-eighth floor of the World Trade Center's north tower, no alarms...read more
Streamlining Life In January of this year, I chose the word streamline as my word for the year. I'm in my ninth month (hmm...just like pregnancy) and am trying to be highly intentional and strategic, both personally and professionally. It seems that empty nesting...read more
"Life is all about timing... the unreachable becomes reachable, the unavailable become available, the unattainable...attainable. Have the patience, wait it out. It's all about timing" (Stacy Charter). From the Archives, Circa 2008 I couldn't resist turning back the...read more
“With respect to love we speak continually about perfection and the perfect person. With respect to love Christianity also speaks continually about perfection and the perfect person. Alas, but we men talk about finding the perfect person in order to love him....read more
When Solitude and Speed Collide This morning as I sat in the waiting room of my doctor, I felt two worlds collide: the world of solitude I just left (OBX) and the world of speed in which I live. As you know, I really didn't want to leave the covering of my beloved...read more
“Our brightest blazes of gladness are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks.” ― Samuel Johnson Free Giveaway of the Day Savoring every last second of Summer Soulstice 2014. I love surprises. Good surprises that is. Life throws enough pain our way, why not a little bit...read more
The Art of Letting Go It's that time of year. Every time it rolls around, my heart remembers and I start praying. Help each and every parent I know, God, to master the art of letting go. Even as I sat under my beloved beach umbrella (yes, I sat there quite a bit) and...read more
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