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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

10 simple prayers to get your day back on track

I find myself more and more interested in being guided through my day rather than punching and kicking my way through it like Chuck Norris. Don’t get me wrong, I love the feeling of kicking ass and taking names. But it seems my own strength eventually runs out. And when it will run out is unpredictable. My strength ebbs and flows...

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Monday, May 22, 2017

When being busy becomes an idol

Being a purpose junkie is very busy work. So much to do. So little time. How can I make the most of every minute? I was rereading my favorite self-help book, The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results. I drank in the wisdom of its simplicity.   “What’s your some day goal?” Gary Keller asks, “What is The One Thing...

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Saturday, May 13, 2017

9 quick ways to kick Analysis Paralysis in the ass

Question: I’m driving myself to insanity with over-thinking, self-analysis, self-doubt, self-loathing, internal misery and zero action. What the heck can I do to completely change my brain and actually enjoy my life? 1. Eat better food. Seriously. Put down the packaged foods and pick up literally, anything fresh. I’ll leave nutrition tips to the experts. But if you feed your brain...

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Day 12: Glove box 

Friday, May 12, 2017

Our Day 12 Declutter note from Colleen– You made it! It’s the last day of the challenge, and we’re actually going to move out to the car today. No, it’s not the house, but it’s a place that many of us spend a lot of time in. It’s important to be calm and alert on the road, for our own safety...

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

8 ways to recover when you’ve lost your sense of purpose.

 dear amy- Some days I wake up wondering, “What am I doing with my life and why? And does any of it really matter?” What do you do when you lose your sense of purpose? -M This happens to me, too. I’ll have a spurt when things are rockin’ and rollin’ and feeling right. Like I’m in my lane, doing...

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Day 11: Not-so-junky junk drawer

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Our Day 11 Declutter note from Colleen– We all have one- The American junk drawer has become a standard part of the home, like a bedroom or a bathroom. It’s a repository for all the little things that don’t really fit anywhere or that you need close to your home’s hub of activity. Things like pens, rubber bands, screwdrivers, twist...

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

How do I stop comparing myself to others?

How do I stop comparing myself to others? I know that I have to accept myself etc. but it’s a very old habit of mine and very hard to change. -B What if we had a new way to look at this age old problem? What if you don’t… Stop comparing yourself? In reality, I don’t. We don’t. They don’t. He...

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Day 10: Knickknack attack

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Our Day 10 Declutter note from Colleen– “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take at least one thing off.” — Coco Chanel Coco Chanel’s quote is about jewelry but we can apply it to the shelves in our home just as easily. Knickknacks are the jewelry of a home, the adornment that can either exude elegance...

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

What are the best and quickest ways to calm an anxious mind and body?

Sometimes my mind spirals. I began to worry about one thing and that leads to another and another, until I’ve gotten myself totally worked up about everything. My body feels tense and the worry keeps coming like a freight train. What are the quickest and best ways to calm an anxious mind and body? -K This happens too me to....

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Day 9: Managing mail

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Our Day 9 Declutter note from Colleen– We eased into the week yesterday, but today we’re going to ramp it up. Today we’re going to deal with an aspect of paper clutter: the mail. Ah, the mail. How many of us actually get letters anymore? I almost never get them, but that doesn’t keep me from checking the mail eagerly....

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