A Mind Shift: Moving from “Have To” to “Get To”

Sometimes motivation is as simple (and complex) as a mind shift. What if we looked at our to-do lists as all the things we get to do instead of all the things we have to do?

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How One Woman Stole My Joy and What I Learned Fighting For It Back

In a world rocked by natural disasters, political tensions, war, racial conflict, and violent protests, is it foolish to worry about joy? Or defiant joy exactly what we need?

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Chasing Inspiration

When you find yourself chasing inspiration, how do you give your brain room to breathe and create? Here are a few tips to spark your creativity.

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Ditch the Napkin: Superficial Versus Inspirational

Superficial versus inspirational. The difference is between action and inaction, substance and hollowness, leading and sitting idle. Work your inspiration.

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What Building a Website Taught Me About Life and Business

When writer Molly Page re-designed her website, she got in a bit over her head. In the process she learned a few lessons — both life and business lessons.

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On Living in a Life-Filled Setting

It can be difficult to live “wild and free.” Writer Heidi Oran challenges us, no matter our circumstances, to make our world a life-filled setting.

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Things I Want to Tell My Kids on Graduation Day

As Heidi Oran prepares for her sons to graduate, she’s compiled a list of “Things I Want to Tell My Kids on Graduation Day.” They’re lessons we can all use.

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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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