Try 40 Days of… Anything! Creating Habits One Challenge at a Time

Confession: I am a non-church-going Catholic. Whether we’re talking about Mass or service at my current church home (a United Church of Christ community), I haven’t been regularly to either. In fact, the last service I attended, was for someone’s funeral. You can say I have slacked off, a bit or a lot. Regardless of…

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Tips for Taking Action from Claire Mahon

Most mornings in my home go something like this: wake up too early to the sound of smartphone alarm clock, rub eyes and check social media feeds and email, crawl back under covers due to overwhelming feelings of despair and frustration, get out of bed and push away the helplessness to work/mom/live. The words HUMAN…

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Are You Really Fed Up? Advice for Those Who Say They’ve Had Enough, but Maybe They Haven’t

I remember one day, talking to a former coworker who was also a friend, about her relationship. She was telling me all the things her boyfriend, whom she shared a home with, was doing wrong and his constant mistreatment. The relationship was dysfunctional, dishonest and missing love. It wasn’t abusive, just bad. Some Unexpected Advice…

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Seven Ways to Stand Out in 2017

What would it take to make 2017 a remarkable year? What would it look like for this year (and even for us) to stand out in a significant way over the next 12 months? Sometimes we think standing out means making a viral video, achieving celebrity status, or doing something crazy to get noticed. However,…

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Sifting Through Personal Wins in a Very Odd Year

The news, social media and even friends and family are all in agreement, 2016 was weird, sad and in many ways ridiculous to say the very least. Scroll down any timeline, and you are sure to see a new surprising celebrity death, yet another incident of injustice, world crises and politics gone awry. It’s enough…

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3 Alternatives for Those Who Don’t Set (or Keep) New Year’s Resolutions

  Is setting New Year’s Resolutions still on your to-do list? You’re not alone. Even though we’re five days into 2017, millions of people across the country are already behind on their goals for the new year. If you’re beating yourself up about not setting any resolutions yet, here’s some more good news, no one really…

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Surviving Chaotic Seasons

I’m in a strange season of life right now. Four months ago we welcomed a little boy into the world and into our family. We also have a two year old toddling all around the house. Oh, and I noticed I have a few gray hairs popping up. I think that’s completely unrelated, though. Two…

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How to Flourish as an Ideapreneur

To flourish as an Ideapreneur, embrace your natural enthusiasm and creativity; but it also might be necessary to redefine success.

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Presidential Views: Leading

In America, it is election time. Leaders are raising their voices and ideas, and many are concerned, confused, and conflicted. Worldwide, people are curious and anxious as well. Words are spewed with seemingly little thought, yet the words are what worry many, wondering if what is said would become what is done. History resonates. Past…

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Hope in the Midst of a Challenging Post-Graduation Reality

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” ~ Arthur Ashe I don’t know a more practical piece of advice for graduates than Arthur Ashe’s quote. Graduating college is supposed to be among the most exciting times for a young person, but it’s often overshadowed by the pressures of life. Early…

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Thoughts on Being Present and Staying Centered

Throughout April and May, the Thin Difference team focussed on mindfulness and self-awareness. We shared the thoughts, experiences, and challenges we face when trying to stay present in this busy world. By having the whole team write about one topic, we were able to highlight different perspectives, facilitate discussion and achieve one of Thin Difference’s goals of cross-generational…

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Didn’t Think It Would Happen This Fast

Didn’t think it would happen this fast. Thought it would be a few days, maybe a week or two. Thought at least 36 hours would pass. Didn’t think it would happen this fast. Blink awake and wonder begins. Tended to, cared for, independence too soon. Didn’t think it would happen this fast. Alone yet connected,…

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