Category Archives: Growth

Learning to Let Go of Expectations

I went to a writer’s conference last weekend and I was ripe with expectations. I visualized and thought positively and did my best to manifest exactly what I wanted with my mind. Not surprisingly, I found myself disappointed at one … Continue reading

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One More Thing I Will Not Beat Myself Up About

I was hoping to have some really great news to share with you today. We’ve spent the last week exchanging emails and phone calls with producers for a daytime talk show, producers who were interested in having us bring the … Continue reading

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Happiness Highlights: Shooting Blind

As I mentioned in a previous post, I went to Albuquerque, New Mexico last week to experience the 40th Annual International Balloon Fiesta. For nine days, hundreds of hot air balloons gather in one place to participate in balloon races … Continue reading

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No One Likes a Happy Girl

“Your blog is so positive now.” She didn’t mean it as an insult, or even a compliment, really. She was just stating a fact, one I should have been glad to hear since I’ve made a conscious decision to focus … Continue reading

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Use Knowledge to Overcome Fear

This post was inspired, in part, by my partnership with our book sponsor. I have written a lot about being afraid. I don’t know if that’s because I have an inordinate amount of fears, or if overcoming fears is simply … Continue reading

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Declutter to Refocus

From time to time, we find ourselves in a slump. We go through the motions, check off the most pertinent items on our to-do lists, and we get by. From the outside, you might never even know we were in … Continue reading

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Are Gratitude and Worthiness Conflicting Values?

Not all values are created equal. Or rather, not all values  have equal importance in our lives. But how can we tell which ones matter most to us – and what do we do if there’s a conflict? How do … Continue reading

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My Fear of Being Wrong

Let’s chalk this up to: lessons I thought I already learned but oh! look! here I am having to learn them all over again! I am terrified of being wrong. I’m not in love with the idea of being right; … Continue reading

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Worst-Case Scenario: a Trick for Overcoming Fear

I’ve done a lot of things in my life that could be considered scary. Long before I ever moved into an RV, I moved my family hundreds of miles away from our home and our support system. Many of our … Continue reading

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What Do We Deserve? Letting Go of Guilt

Thanks to vehicle issues and too much time to think, I spent an inordinate amount of time wrestling old demons this weekend. The beginning of our grand adventure has been, to say the least, different than we imagined it would … Continue reading

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