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Mental Benefits of a Morning Walk

Mental Benefits of a Morning Walk

*Taken from the Archives, Holy Week 2012, written some nine years ago, the words seem so fitting. I could never have imagined the forthcoming "COVID-19" pandemic. The global trauma that took the life of my own 92-year old mother (August 2020). This Tuesday of Holy...

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Pick Up Your Pen: The Power of Your Story

Pick Up Your Pen: The Power of Your Story

One of the truisms of wholehearted living is You either walk into your story and own your truth, or you live outside of your story, hustling for your worthiness.Brene Brown, Rising Strong Pick Up Your Pen: The Power of Your Story I love Brene Brown's words, "You...

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Becoming Stronger in Our Faith

Becoming Stronger in Our Faith

Have you ever "hit the wall?" Not physically, but maybe spiritually or mentally? Today's guest on "Today's Heartlift with Janell," Dr. Kristi Gaultiere, co-author of "The Journey of the Soul: A Practical Guide to Emotional and Spiritual Growth," visits with us and...

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How To Get Help Healing Our Emotional Wounds

How To Get Help Healing Our Emotional Wounds

“What happens when people open their hearts?""They get better.”― Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood How To Get Help Healing Our Emotional Wounds I was on my last interview of the day. Quite possibly, outside of holding a finished book in my hands, the media interviews...

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Unwrap the Gift of Thoughtfulness

Unwrap the Gift of Thoughtfulness

I know for certain that we never lost the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought, and decision we make.Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories.We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by...

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Finding My Way through Grief to Gratitude

Finding My Way through Grief to Gratitude

Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.John Milton A Sympathy Card I Would Send Myself I needed to find a FED EX drop off site, so I was...

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How I Worked Through a Negative Emotion

How I Worked Through a Negative Emotion

"In an age of acceleration, nothing can be more exhilarating than going slow. And in an age of distraction, nothing is so luxurious as paying attention. And in an age of constant movement, nothing is so urgent as sitting still.”Pico Iyer Living in Yesterday's Emotions...

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A Very Different Way of Defining “Good”

A Very Different Way of Defining “Good”

The presence of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus) and COVID-19 (the disease) in our communities are phenomena that are not just causing anxiety. They are revealing it. They are drawing back the curtain on who we already are. I don't need to go into all the ways our lives are...

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Reflections on Regret

Reflections on Regret

Some of the stories I wanted to write would necessitate that I awaken sleeping giants that I didn't want to disturb. In order to write with any authority, I would have to relive some of my past.Some of the stories were about things better left unsaid, things that...

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