Humility is Hard to Teach, but Lessons are Abundant

My son hit two home runs in his Little League game last weekend. It was awesome to witness. More so though, it provided the perfect platform to talk about humility. In our home the are 5 things that we pray for, the traits we strive to be. We call them “The 5 Hs”: Happy Healthy Hopeful Helpful Humble I find that […]

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Love is Abundant – Riches are to Share

As you  may know, I’m committed to Paying It Forward and posting the videos to YouTube every day for a year. As I write this, I’m on day 191. What I’ve learned so far is that no matter I’m dealing with in the day, it always feels good to give. It takes me out of my own, limited perspective and […]

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Forgive with Grace – Why and What does that even Mean?

Something happened this week that hurt. I was celebrating something, and a close friend that I thought would be happy for me was noticeably absent and loudly silent. It’s natural that we want out of relationships what we think that we put into relationships. If we give support, and encouragement, and selflessly celebrate our friend’s own accomplishments regardless, or even […]

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Checking In Within…Mac the Bulldog Teacher

I have a dog named Mac. He’s a bulldog, a breed said to be opinionated and bull-headed. I can see clearly now that (unknowingly-at-the-time) I chose him because I needed a lesson, a teacher if you will, in learning how to deal with myself (because I’m also bull-headed). Mac has indeed taught me lots – from how to tune out […]

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Why Manifesting is Like Giving Birth

The Universe knows when the time is right. Birth moms can appreciate the patience required with unknown timing.  I remember when I was expecting my first, and each day of the last 2 weeks of pregnancy was filled with anxious anticipation of not knowing when he/she would arrive. Would it be today? Would it be next week? Or did I […]

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4 Forgotten Things to be Grateful For

Finding things to be grateful for should be as easy as reciting the names of your kids. Afterall, your kids are undoubtedly (at least most of the time) at the top of the list. And there’s things like butter and bubble baths to appreciate. But when you’re struggling, like I was last week, I really had to break it down. […]

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Belly-Flopping off My High-Flying Vibrational Disk

Isn’t it amazing how meaningful life lessons come to us in the most curious of times… I just spent the last seven hours loading a royalty report to a licensing website for Lillybee (my for-profit passion…as opposed to Oak Lea Lane, my non-profit passion). It’s due tomorrow and I spent the entire morning preparing the tedious excel document. Uploading it should have […]

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Why Worry?! It’s a Waste of Thought

Kassie Rempel and Kids

Whenever we fly, my kids barrage me with questions about flight. They are ages 9 and 11, and the questions are always the same – all questions of worry for problems that I knowingly can’t accurately answer: Is the plane safe? Is the pilot healthy? Will it be a smooth flight? Is this carrier due for a crash? Can anyone but […]

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Lessons Learned from the Grave

Little Girl on a Horse

My dad died of brain cancer when I was 18. He was but 41 years young. My sister and I laugh because he didn’t want to age, as in look old. And so he didn’t. A few days after my dad died, I vividly remember talking to him one night alone in my bedroom. I told him out loud (to be certain his […]

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