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How to Stop Should-ing on Yourself emotional health faith

How often do you say (or think), “I really should…”? Maybe it’s your response to a social invitation or volunteer request. Or maybe it’s a self-made promise to change...

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How to Breathe in a Busy World emotional health relational health

“Secure your own mask first before assisting others.” Standard emergency instructions on every airline, on every flight. As the flight attendants recite their lines, how often do we...

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A Healthy Life Begins in Your Mind emotional health faith

Have you ever thought about what you think about? Funny question, but think about it. Do you know what occupies the time and energy of your mind? Chances are your life reflects it, whether...

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What's On Your Playlist? emotional health spiritual health

Listen. Do you hear it? There's a soundtrack in your life. It follows you wherever you go streaming just below the surface. Can you name that tune?

Maybe you’ve become so accustomed to...

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The Real Reason Getting Healthy Is So Hard (And How To Overcome It) emotional health physical health spiritual health

Have you ever blamed yourself for not eating well, exercising consistently, or having a body you just can’t seem to love? Me too. And, there’s a reason we share this struggle.

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A Behind the Scenes Look at it Began in the Garden emotional health physical health spiritual health

What's on your bucket list? Climbing a mountain? Skydiving? Running a marathon? One of my own ambitions was much tamer. And I'm getting ready to cross it off my list. But it didn't come easy.

I'm...

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Are You Prepared For The Unexpected? emotional health relational health

My mom once said people could tell me anything and I could just sit calmly, nodding my head, and say “Uh, huh. Tell me more…”. This ability was about to be put to the test.

I was...

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Where Joy & Pain Collide emotional health

Have you ever noticed the fine line between a joyful moment and a sorrowful one? Do you ever find yourself ping-ponging between the two at lightening speed? I just lived that kind...

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How To Write The Script For A Better Tomorrow emotional health physical health relational health

I've been thinking a lot about stories lately. Yours and mine. And how the two intersect. Though we can't change the story that's unfolded so far, we can influence the next chapter.  

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When “Good Enough” Is Good Enough emotional health habits physical health

I have a confession. I want the perfect body. According to Google, there are 106,000,000 options for creating one. So, what works?

Implied in this apparent universal desire is that there is...

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Grief In All It’s Agonizing Colors emotional health relational health

Denial. Anger. Bargaining, Depression. Acceptance. Whether through self-initiated change or the traumatic, heart-wrenching death of a loved one, grief stinks.

As a young psychology major in...

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Weak Is The New Strong emotional health

About 10 years ago, I sat in a counseling office waiting room. I felt broken, embarrassed and vulnerable. After years of being the care-giver, I finally acknowledged I needed to sit in the other...

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