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What’s your story?

A few weeks ago, I flew down to Pasadena to speak at a conference called “Her Story.” It was an event where 20 women, from different backgrounds and differing life experiences shared their stories. The only request made of each of us was that our stories began with the theme, “I used to...Now I...”

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Not all minutes are created equal

Too much to do and not enough time to do it. We all know what this feels like. Being busy can create pressure, stress, and often allows things, important things, to slip through the cracks. We would all love to experience the joy and the ease that comes from living a balanced life, but with the demands and commitments we have, is it even possible?

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Two simple steps for more joy and connection

It is a belief and even a Bible scripture that two are better than one, but it hasn’t always felt that way for me. In fact, more often than not, it has been harder for me to work on a team or within a partnership. Let’s take marriage for example. Stephen and I have been married for nearly two years and the most challenging part of it has been the teamwork. Although I would love to to blame him for this, I’ve come to realize the sad truth that I have been much of the source of this difficulty.

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Optimism Versus Happiness

There is a big difference between being optimistic and being happy. I am coming to the conclusion that you can have optimism without happiness. However, you cannot have happiness without optimism. If my conclusion is true, which would you choose- optimism or happiness?

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Seek Happiness

“All of us have had the experience of a sudden joy that came when nothing in the world had forewarned us of its coming- a joy so thrilling that if it was born of misery we remembered even the misery with tenderness.” Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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