Giving Without Guarding – Loving with Wisdom & Compassion

Sometimes being compassionate means practicing “self-compassion.” What does that mean? It means being kind, considerate and forgiving to yourself, so that you stop allowing others to mistreat you. In the book I’m reading called Advice Not Given by Mark Epstein, he describes this as “idiot compassion” or compassion without wisdom. It’s what happens when we stay in abusive relationships and […]

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What is an Active Believer?

Oh the ways in which the Universe surprises and delights. On my way to visit a friend, I listened to Joel Osteen’s podcast on “Blessed Out Of Season.” It talks of God giving at times and in ways we don’t anticipate. It was meaningful and relevant for me to hear this message. As of late, it has felt like I […]

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Strong Doesn’t Mean Solitary

Sometimes the strongest thing we can do is ask for help. As women, I don’t think this comes naturally. We multi-task with pride. It’s how all the little things (laundry folding, grocery shopping, battery changing, lunch making, etc.) get done. We do. We gather. We make. We accomplish. We finish. And we also struggle. And suffer. Often. Alone. As a […]

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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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