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As you know I attended the Fitness and Health Bloggers Conference in Denver this weekend. In all honesty, I kind of attended. I missed Saturday, which was the worst day to miss in terms of goings on. When I signed up for the conference I knew this would be the case because I already committed to do a race on Saturday and knew I couldn't do both.
The following post is from Lisa of Working Naked : source: stevendepolo The other day when I needed to work on a project but couldn’t get motivated, I remembered a speech I heard about the “Assoonas.”
A reader recently emailed me asking for help to end her lifelong sugar junkie addiction. Dear Sarah, I’m sure you get lots of emails every day but I sure hope you can give me some advice.
This is written from the perspective of someone who has a critically ill child, but I believe that most of what is written could be easily adapted to a person going through any kind of trial.
Yesterday I talked about how disappointment in my life is often rooted in unmet expectations. Another thing the Lord has been confirming in my heart recently is how my disappointment can also come from wanting something more than I want God. Ed Welch from CCEF (Christian Counseling and Education Foundation) calls this the “irrelevance” of God.
I’m 27 years old. Old enough to have mastered the fundamentals of adulthood. Wise enough to know that I’ve still got a few missing stones in my pantheon of awesomery. This list is one-part rallying cry to the universe — and one-part thorough reminder, to myself.
I was peripherally interested in the idea of meditation for a long time before actually sitting down and trying it. The thing that finally pushed me over the edge to start practicing was meditation’s practical implications: its potential impact on creativity and productivity. A few years ago I read the book Train Your Mind Change Your Brain by Sharon Begley, which explores the link between neuroscience and meditation. I found the implications for creativity, focused attention, self-mastery and productivity to be fascinating.
Photo: George Burns ©Harpo Inc. The author and relationship expert reveals four ways you can begin to get past the hurt you feel.
First of all, you don’t have to feel like doing it.
Guest post by Sarah Von Bargen for Oh, these Wild Women: Stories from the tribe
In an ideal world, the road from idea to reality is proven and predictable, with a distance made fathomable by visible benchmarks. But more frequently – especially in pursuit of less linear concepts like art, drastic innovation, or even paradigm shifts – time is mutable and you can’t project when completion will come. Those middle moments, the grey areas between beginning and end, are the moments when we’re most prone to abandonment. As a tribute to those who stayed the course, we’ve assembled a list of labor-intensive creative achievements that depended on more than a few sunsets to reach their final destination.
After yesterday’s Purpose Equation , I feel like I’m sensing more people are starting to “get” the whole concept of life purpose in a much more realistic and true way. It’s exciting. I feel like we as a community are going to make great progress once this is understood! And there is going to be a whole lot less stress and frustration for those who are still in the process of discovering their purpose. Which , will lead to more happiness, joy, and peace. I love it.
E mmeline Steiss told me that she’d stood in a room full of women, all strangers, and they were all the same.
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Two winter's ago I read and reviewed Jamie Martin's book Steady Days . Hers was the ﬁrst mothering book I read that highlighted the importance of a mission statement. No doubt there are other mothering books nowadays and even not-so-recent titles that talk more about this.