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    Encouragement, Life

    It Is Well

    Peace. We need it.

    How about when you have lots on your plate and you’re feeling stressed and overwhelmed? When things aren’t going your way or you’re facing a challenge.

    Do you quit? How do you rise up from the emotional and physical tolls of life?

    Sometimes (or a lot of times) you gotta talk to yourself, and remind yourself that you don’t have to do this alone.

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    Let's read, Life

    How Many Books?!

    The concept of a book club has always been intriguing – it’s a chic thing to do, a fun social activity among friends or other groups. But I’ve never been able to commit. I don’t read very quickly, and if I’m not drawn to a story, or real life distracts me, I fail miserably. So that’s why I never said yes. Until now.

    My youngest sister, Maia, asked us (Melissa, Michael, and I) if we were interested in participating in a Read-a-Thon (“Paloozathon”) she’s hosting from the 18th-31st, in celebrate of her and her best friend’s birthdays (August babies).

    The goal is to read 8 books in that amount of time. Insert the popular gif of the guy blinking and doing a double take! That was a surefire way for me to not do this. I barely finish one book in two weeks.

    Check out below for the criteria she gave…  Read more

    Life, Thoughts

    Sending A Smile Through The Mail

    I think one of the sweetest things in life is a handwritten card. I love it, sending them out and receiving them.  There are different occasions to send notes and letters. Birthdays, thank you’s, sympathy, special events, or just because.  To the recipient, it’s a physical sign of good thoughts being sent his or her way. Plus, what’s cooler than opening up your mailbox and seeing a colorful envelope among the bills?
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    When Your Heart Speaks, Take Good Notes.

    Do you write? Maybe not in a sense for the words to be published, but do you take notes?

    In a journal that you use for personal reasons? On the computer via Google Docs or Evernote? Or if you have to be creative for work, like me, have something nearby to jot down work, goals, or thoughts?

    If the answer is “yes”,  do you go back and look at those notes?

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