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Life Lessons From My New Dog

December 18, 2011

This is Skyla, also known as Cutest Puppy on Earth. Chris and I adopted Skyla from the local humane society last week. She’s a 10-month-old boxer. Even though we’ve only had her for a week, she’s already taught me some valuable lessons. You can overcome a bad past. At some point in her short life,…

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Always End on a Bright: Making a Good Last Impression

December 14, 2011

Years ago when I was in college, I was a reporter for the university newspaper. I also took journalism classes for my minor. One lecture from my Journalism 101 professor (who was also the newspaper’s editor-in-chief) has always stayed with me. He explained the concept of a “bright.” A bright is one last bit of…

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Holiday Weirdness Is All Around

December 11, 2011

Chris and I went to Starbucks today. They had some holiday decals on the windows that I thought were a little wacky: Bird #1: Tra la la la la! I have a twig with berries! Bird #2: HOLY CRAP! What happened to your legs?!? I hope you’ll take time to appreciate the weirdness this holiday…

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Why You Need Breathing Space and How To Find It

November 29, 2011

I feel like an elephant has been sitting on my chest for months, and he has finally stood up and lumbered off to look for peanuts. And now I am able to take a full, deep, cleansing breath… …aaaaaahhhhh…. I feel lighter and hopeful and open—I never want to forget this feeling! Ecstasy! But you…

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Show Your Gratitude With a Thank You Jar

November 1, 2011

It’s November 1 and that means the Thank You Jar has returned. Chris and I have a Thanksgiving tradition that we’ve been doing for so many years I’ve forgotten where the idea originally came from. This tradition makes us feel connected as a family and truly grateful for all the good things in our lives.…

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