The beat of your own drum

August 28, 2014
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The other day was superhero day at school. We have school uniforms so every opportunity for free dress is embraced as the school raises money and the kids get to have fun. My 11 year old daughter had been sick, but was getting back to school just in time. The night before she suddenly asked [...]

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In defense of public displays of gratitude

August 26, 2014
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I saw this article shared (funnily enough) on Facebook last week. It discusses the possibility that we have reached the “peak” of gratitude and called out the recent sharing of gratitude / positivity all over Facebook as basically inauthentic because it is not spontaneous, and tedious when you see the same things being mentioned. I find [...]

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Crowd out the bad with the good online

August 19, 2014
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In healthy eating circles I often come across the idea of crowding out. Rather than worry about cutting out the foods that are unhealthy the focus shifts to bringing so much good food into your diet that you fill up on that nutritious food and leave little room for the less healthy stuff. Either you [...]

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You don’t have to bend until you break

August 12, 2014
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I love how so many areas of my life are starting to converge. With nourish as my word of the year I have been listening to more music, especially those songs that lift me up or give me energy. I shared some of the songs on my playlist. As part of “nourish” for the second [...]

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10 songs to inspire or lift you up

August 7, 2014
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I strongly believe in the power of music – it can transport you to another time and memory, set a mood, and inspire you. My latest playlist was designed to be played in our car especially when I am driving with my two girls (ages 9 1/2 and 11). So many songs out there have [...]

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Positive Living – 3 Re-frames to lighten your load

August 5, 2014
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Sometimes when we change the language we use it is just semantics. Other times changing how we speak of things changes how we look at everything. How often are the words you use holding you back, pushing you down or beating yourself up? Here are three ways you can reframe some of the biggest culprits [...]

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