Category Archives: Transformation

When We Don’t Always Know What’s Best for Us.

In my last blog post, I wrote about looking for spiritual lessons in difficult situations. I wrote about trying my hardest with my step-son, Izzy, to find a way to reach him. I’d made a conscious decision to love him … Continue reading

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New Twist on the Old Serenity Prayer.

Your toughest experience can be your best lesson. I learned this when my husband, Jonny, and I combined our six children—three boys and three girls all under the age of eleven—into one blended family. I had the hardest time with … Continue reading

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Positive Acts Build Self-Esteem: Do the Small Things Well

Even if all you’re doing today is hanging up four sad socks (like this photo, taken in China) cleaning up the mess, sweeping the floor (again), changing diapers or flipping burgers, do the small things well. That goes for your … Continue reading

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Is It Happy or Unhappy Mothers Day For You Today?

It’s my first Mother’s Day without my mother. She died September 13, 2013. So this post is for all those readers who: Have lost their mothers, never knew their mothers, fought with them, ran away from them, were embarrassed by … Continue reading

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The Middle Kingdom: China, The Mountains and How To Find Joy In Our Own Lives.

  So we were somewhere in the mountains of China. China in Chinese means the Middle Kingdom and you could sense an other-worldly air to the place. I don’t know exactly where we were, and if I did know, I … Continue reading

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Tool for Tuesday: Rude Awakening? Use It as a Spiritual Awakening.

Sometimes we need a rude awakening to reach a spiritual awakening. My friend, Lily, was called out for being critical of—well, just about everything. The restaurant’s menu was not extensive enough. Or too “all over the place like a Greek … Continue reading

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Snowboarder Jamie Anderson: Life in 5 Words

“It’s all about the moment.” That’s Jamie Anderson after winning the gold in slopestyle at the Sochi Olympics on Sunday. That’s all we have. The Moment. We can win the gold medal in our own lives if we focus on … Continue reading

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Mike Tyson: Life Is Hard But It’s Fair.

  I never thought I’d be quoting Mike Tyson. But here’s real wisdom coming from Iron Mike, and proof that we can learn something from everyone. Whoever crosses our path can be our teacher: “We all feel so sorry for … Continue reading

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Tool For Tuesday: Finding Happiness Even When Those You Love Are Stuck.

I got an email from an acquaintance who wrote, “I am struggling with my relationship with my mother and I’ve been starting to suspect it might be affecting my relationships with others too…My mother is an alcoholic; I no longer … Continue reading

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Are Ya Doing Your Life’s Homework Assignments?

I want to share a story a friend told me. She’s been down in the dumps for a while and on New Year’s Eve, she held an 8-month-old baby born to a drug-addicted woman. My friend wrote me, “I held … Continue reading

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