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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Weight accumulates on more than just our bodies.

“Did I look like this before?” Hoping for a better angle, I titled my head sideways as I stopped in front of the long mirror near our bedroom closet. I stared at my legs and wondered, “Did these exercise pants make my legs look like tree trunks last year or have I packed on some winter weight?” I dismissed the question quickly, pretty sure I knew...

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Friday, March 17, 2017

This 1 simple thing has totally changed my life.

 I started using the social media site Quora last week. I received an email asking me to answer the following question- How can I discover my purpose on earth? I got goosebumps from head to toe as I read it. This question echoed in the dark hallways of my head for a very long time. But I realized I don’t struggle with...

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Live Lighter by celebrating

It’s been a fun fourteen days. This Live Lighter challenge came at the perfect time because I had already promised to lighten up, not knowing I’d be in the midst of some heavy lifting. I love that what I actually need (more so than what I think I need) comes right on time. It always has and I trust it always will. That’s...

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Live Lighter by bringing order

I logged off so hard yesterday, I forgot to go online last night and post today’s challenge! I didn’t remember until I was all comfy under the covers anyway. Which means I actually succeeded in living lighter- woo hoo! How about you?   Is this weighing me down? My garage has been a mess for a while now. And it’s one of...

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Sunday, March 12, 2017

Live Lighter by logging off

Well, it’s Sunday again- and I’m a big advocate of going off line at least one day a week. This may or may not be your day to do it, but I sure hope you’ll choose one in your near future. I’m going to live lighter today by leaving the laptop behind and loving on those in my life by...

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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Live Lighter by pinning that problem today.

Heavy Living often happens when we carry around our problems without taking a rest. At least heavy living happens like this for me anyway. I have a tendency not to take a break from my problems. I hold them close and tight like my son still (shhhh…) holds his two favorite stuffed cats. We call them “his guys.” The difference is- “His...

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Friday, March 10, 2017

Are you called to walk the path less traveled?

The problem. I sat cross legged in the floor of our rental house in Nashville and tried not to cry. Maybe the wine was making me weepy. Or maybe it was the fact that I felt like quitting again. A dull ache had been gnawing at the corners of my confidence longer than I cared to get clear about. I’d failed to hit...

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Friday, March 10, 2017

Live Lighter by paying it forward

You never know what’s coming next when you live lighter. Last week I stopped at Starbucks in Jackson, TN, on my way to Nashville. I was outside the shop looking for a trashcan. A kind gentleman paused in front of the glass door and offered to open it for me with a smile and a gesture. My hands were full of...

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Live Lighter by foregoing offense.

I often find myself getting offended by the silliest little things in a day. I get my cockles up by a curious tone of voice, a perceived eye roll, a barely audible “huff,” a muttering under the breath- and that’s all before we get out of the house in the morning! It’s actually kinda weird if I step out of my own...

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Live Lighter by finding a joke; sharing a joke

Jokes are everywhere. But we often don’t take time to hear or tell them. Most of the time it’s just a matter of being too busy to stop and listen. Other times, we avoid jokes because they come at someone else’s expense. But we can change that. We can find the kind. The light. The positive.   For example- My friend...

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