What Does it Mean to Serve?

I’ve been asking the same question now for months. And it’s such a simple question. Potentially it has a huge and heavy burden, but that’s entirely acceptable because hopefully the response has a broad and benevolent result. The question is “How may I serve?” Like many, I want to do my part in lifting up the lives of others. I […]

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A Wind of Relief, or is it Just Rain

Tropical storm Florence is on its way and my parents who live on the coast of South Carolina have put their sacred belonging in the dishwasher (per Weather.com suggestions) and temporarily relocated to my sister’s house. The pending destruction, as we wait in anticipation of the the storm’s eye making landfall, is bizarre in nature because most natural disasters are […]

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How to Find Peace with Uncertainty

I’m back at home, outwardly working on a resuming a back-to-school routine, inwardly working on not freaking-the-freak out (you know what I’m really saying here). I gave myself until the end of August to enjoy summer and allow for the Universe to show me the next steps. While I write this, there are two days left in August and I’m […]

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How to Harness Confidence – Focus on Intention

We’re back in SC, and instead of sitting on the beach, I’m sitting in a barn. My daughter loves horses and having a few riding classes in SC is immensely more affordable than doing the same in Washington DC. As I watch her prep the tackle (having no idea if I even referenced that correctly), I’m reminded of my limited […]

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How I Pray

My friends, husband, Mom and I recently took this test to learn our “Love Language.” The five options are: Words of Praise, Acts of Service, Quality Time, Touch, and Presents. It’s so fun to know what our loved one’s Love Language is so we know how to show each other love. Mine is quality time, so if you call me […]

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Abiding by Abundance

The Almighty is Abundant. The Almighty has everything to give, and the Almighty generously gives it. When we carry this with us, throughout our day from sunlight to moonlight, we liberate ourselves from feelings of despondency. Hope remains. Hope reigns because circumstances can and do change. From my experience, abiding by Abundance is best implemented with a two-pronged approach: Preserve and […]

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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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Why Losing is Winning in Relationships

It’s March Madness, and like for most ordinary, crazed-born-and-bred UNC Tarheel fans, the NCAA tournament brings joys and pangs. Winning is the goal, but it’s not always the outcome. This year was crushing. Last year was celebratory. We fans watch and become captivated and invested because we don’t know the outcome. But winning shouldn’t always be the goal.  Perhaps in sports […]

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