Why it’s hard to say yes to the “right” thing

The gray clay coming out of the tube looked icky. After wetting it, rubbing it within my hands, and placing it on my face, the smell of it was a mixture of, well, dirt and clay, mixed with a small hint of perfume. I squinted my eyes, held my breath, and wondered…why was I purposefully choosing to place this clay mousse on my face? Why are the things that are good for us often not…

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My aversion to the color pink (and what it taught me)

“I love the color pink. It makes a bold statement.” –Samuel Larsen I needed a dress and I was scampering the bottom of the piles. How could there be so many clothes but nothing that attracted my attention (life lesson for another time: what to do when everything out there is just stuff that really doesn’t have any purpose, doesn’t meet your needs, etc. – but that’s all there is? Go out and make your…

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Setting your best self free

“The core of your true self is never lost. Let go of all the pretending and the becoming you’ve done just to belong. Curl up with your rawness and come home. You don’t have to find yourself; you just have to let yourself in.”—d. antoinette foy You feel unsettled. Living feels like more like a chore instead of enjoyable. Nothing excites you. Yet within all that dullness, some small spark within you senses there is…

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What’s my purpose?

“In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.”—Psalm 5:3 In writing about intentional purpose and productivity, I felt productive but not very reachable, not very personable. Therefore, I intentionally scheduled to write, with the interjection of personal stories, about what my day looks like with intentional purpose and productivity. It was all scheduled to be posted on a Friday. Yeah, who actually starts…

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4 Tips for starting your day productively

“It is not enough to be busy…The question is: what are we busy about?”—Henry David Thoreau My day starts. I connect with my best self. I connect to people who care about me and my body is awake and filled with nutritious goodies. How do I continue my intentionally purposefully start of the day and make it productive too? Essentially, we want and perhaps need our days to be productive. The result of productive is…

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