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Sharing thoughts on behavior design, strengths, & wellbeing. 

How to Breathe in a Busy World emotional wellbeing relational wellbeing

“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 wellbeing spiritual wellbeing

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 wellbeing physical wellbeing

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 & How To Overcome It emotional wellbeing physical wellbeing spiritual wellbeing

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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What To Do When You’re Ridiculously Stuck emotional wellbeing

Have you ever been stuck? I mean really, truly stuck? Getting stuck is a certainty, but staying stuck is not. 

I had my most embarrasingly stuck moment on a cold, dark,...

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

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 wellbeing relational wellbeing

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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Who’s On Your Life Team? emotional wellbeing relational wellbeing

We were never meant to make it alone. In health. In faith. In relationships. So why do so many of us live as soloists instead of duos?

I, for one, am guilty as charged. I can spend too much time...

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Where Joy & Pain Collide emotional wellbeing spiritual wellbeing

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 wellbeing physical wellbeing relational wellbeing

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 wellbeing physical wellbeing

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 Its Agonizing Colors emotional wellbeing relational wellbeing

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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