Hygge – The Word Everyone Is Talking About

Years ago I came across the Dutch word Gezelligheid. It doesn't really translate to English but it's similar to our word "cozy." I think it’s similar to Hygge, the word everyone is talking about. I wrote a lot about it in my book Renewed.   My favorite word for...

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Anxiety – A Primer

I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor, Author, and Teacher at a local university. My tagline is "help for hurting people." Last week I sent out an email asking my subscribers what they wanted me to write more about. Two popular topics were grief and anxiety. So here's...

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A Letter to Parents of Young Ones

  Dear Moms and Dads of Young Ones,   Someday your children are going to grow up and become your best friends. Your family is going to bring you more and more joy with each passing decade.   I don’t know how I didn’t know this but I didn't.   I...

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Your Instagram Filter Cheat Sheet

I'm a lover of beauty. It doesn't matter where I am or what I'm doing, my eyes are always scanning for beauty. It was no surprise that when I took the VIA Character Strengths survey, beauty scored very high on my list of strengths. I frustrate my husband because...

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The Books I Read in 2016

  The Anatomy of a Calling by Lissa Rankin - Rankin founder of the Whole Health Medicine Institute, shares her colorful and emotional journey of fighting the pressure to suppress feelings of grief, remorse, and sadness when dealing with her patients. Unsatisfied...

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