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5 Ways to Cultivate Gratitude

Gratitude helps us focus on the present moment. It is pretty difficult to think much about our past and future, things we cannot control or things that we should be doing when we are simply feeling grateful for where we are at this time.

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Christmas Gifts From The Heart

I know that at this time of year, we spend a lot of time shopping for just the right present for those we love. I wanted to give you some ideas of gifts that you could give from the heart! You can write a list of everything you appreciate about your loved one in their…

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Lens of the Heart

Here are some excerpts from the hour long talk I gave at the Mindful Parenting conference last fall. You can see that there are many simple steps one can take to improve their relationship with their child and themselves. 🙂 I help parents understand this material in one-on-one sessions as well. [xyz-ihs snippet=”cALL”]

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A Letter to My Daughters This Mother’s Day

When I met the father of my girls, I told him that having children would be the most important thing I ever did with my life. This baffled him because I was such a corporate girl, at the time. Shortly after we were married, I even went so far as to tell him that I…

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Easter – A Time to Love and Respect Ourselves

In Part One of this blog, we learned how to forgive another. How do we know when we have forgiven another? We have forgiven another when we can be around them or speak to them without being negatively affected by them. We no longer let what they do or say to us control our self-respect…

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Easter – A Time of Forgiveness and Rebirth

It is Easter – a time of forgiveness and rebirth, if we so choose. I have come to realize that there are three main reasons why many of us are reluctant to forgive: We think that forgiveness means that we condone the actions of another or agree with their incorrect thoughts on something. We think…

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Christmas Hearts Wide Open

There is no other time of year where our hearts collectively open this WIDE. May you notice this in yourself and in those you love and drink it all in, along with some other choice beverages 😉 My girls and I wish you the merriest of Christmases and the very best this holiday season, xoxo…

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