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Shut Up + Run: Review–Health and Fitness Bloggers Conference. As you know I attended the Fitness and Health Bloggers Conference in Denver this weekend.

Shut Up + Run: Review–Health and Fitness Bloggers Conference

Challenge Yourself to Do It Now. Slay the Sugar Monster in Four Doable Steps. 10 Commandments for Helping a Friend Going through a Hard Time. 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. 1-Thou shalt look ahead and mark your calendars for ways to keep supporting them in their trial.

10 Commandments for Helping a Friend Going through a Hard Time

The later months in facing a trial can feel a lot lonelier than at the beginning. Pick a date (ex. the 25th of every month) and make that your date to send a card, visit, bring a gift, etc. 2-Thou shalt listen. Shrinking Giants « Faith Rising. Yesterday I talked about how disappointment in my life is often rooted in unmet expectations.

Shrinking Giants « Faith Rising

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. 27 ways to be an (even) better person & practically levitate with awesomery. I’m 27 years old.

27 ways to be an (even) better person & practically levitate with awesomery.

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. Should I Meditate? I was peripherally interested in the idea of meditation for a long time before actually sitting down and trying it.

Should I Meditate?

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. It turns out that the brain, once thought to be fixed in its stubborn ways, is quite malleable.

Iyanla Vanzant - Cause of Your Pain - Oprah's Lifeclass - OWN TV. Shut Up + Run: 8 Tips for Running When You Don’t Feel Like It. Let’s not pretend it’s always easy. 結婚式サプライズ.netでは、さまざまな方から寄せられた感動的な結婚式サプライズについて紹介しています。

Let’s not pretend it’s always easy

友人のサプライズ結婚式 私の結婚式の思い出は、当時私はお金がなかったため、結婚式は最低限の予算でしかできませんでした。 そのため俗に言う結婚式は挙げていませんが、結婚をした証しである結婚写真をとりました。 しかし、結婚式をしないというのも何か寂しく思っていました。 すると結婚式はしないと知っていた友人達から、「結婚式をするぞ」と連絡が入ります。 みんなで気軽に結婚式をしようとのことだったので、全員私服でやることになりました。 最後にみんなの前で嫁とキスをして無事終わったのですが、飲みすぎてしまったため二日酔いになりました。 理想を言えば、海外の教会とかで式を挙げてみたいなと思います。 The difference between career, purpose, and vocation. In Praise of Slow Mastery: 10 Great Achievements That Took Time. Beaker Magazine. This is a guest post by Jesse Chan-Norris.

Beaker Magazine

Jesse is the co-founder of Indaba Music, trustee of the New York chapter of the Awesome Foundation, CTO of the Institute on Higher Awesome Studies, and co-founder and organizer of the Gotham Ruby Conference. His eclectic career also includes stints as a theatrical lighting designer and in management consulting at Katzenbach Partners, LLC. He enjoys taking photographs and riding his bike around NYC. Follow Jesse on Twitter @jcn. Manifesto11.png 850×315 pixels. What is your purpose equation? 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.

what is your purpose equation?

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. Forgiveness Quotes - Quotes for Letting Go of the Past - OWN TV. Why You Need to Find Community {even when you’re really hurting} Emmeline Steiss told me that she’d stood in a room full of women, all strangers, and they were all the same.

Why You Need to Find Community {even when you’re really hurting}

That’s when I looked right into her and I could hear it, what her whole life was saying: no woman can ever heal in a state of loneliness. Emmeline had lived alone. She had loved her cats. She had once had sisters, long ago. She had driven a mint green Chevrolet to town until they took away her license. Does Being Too Strict on Food Take the Joy out of Family Life? Welcome!

Does Being Too Strict on Food Take the Joy out of Family Life?

If you wish you could eat more whole foods without breaking your budget, you're in the right place. Start here for my top 10 baby steps to better Kitchen Stewardship. You might also be interested in family-friendly, delicious and nutritious recipes or one of my popular eBooks to help you on your journey. “I don’t even want to go to a barbecue at my boss’s house this summer, because it might not be any fun with all our food restrictions,” my husband admitted to me last week. “What if they offer the kids a juice pouch, or the dreaded freezer pops with artificial colors? My heart fell. My response was eloquent and poignant and made the whole situation dissipate: “But…hamburgers are okay though!” Writing a Personal Mission Statement ~ A Roadmap for the Journey. 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. Be the one to BE the one. “To live a life alone with God does not mean that we live it apart from everyone else. The connection between godly men and women and those associated with them is continually revealed in the Bible…. Anger Can Lead to Sin. Recently my husband and I have been discussing anger. Anger is a secondary emotion. That is, anger is not an emotion we usually feel just because we are "angry". Board Question #67125. Dear Lately, Having had similar feelings to your own, let me first say it's great you have enough self-awareness to see that you can shake this off.

Here are two really basic suggestions I have for you, and they both involve lists. 1. Make a list of the things you have accomplished lately. Maybe all the things you have accomplished at BYU. 2. The Quest for 1%: Debriefing March 2012. 0 Flares Twitter 0 Facebook 0 0 Flares × This I Believe: 43 Lessons from 43 Years. 15 Ways to Live, and Not Merely Exist. Post written by: Marc Chernoff Email. Creative Organizing. Biz ladies: saying “no” It’s funny how topics and posts happen here at D*S. Defending Marriage. Yesterday, I came across this article from the NY Times: For Women Under 30, Most Births Occur Outside Marriage. Sad and tragic that American society has degenerated so far that for many marriage is no longer considered a sacred institution.

Myactionplangrey. Layering: Multitasking That Actually Works. In a few short years, multitasking has gone from star child to black sheep in productivity pop culture. This is because the most common forms of multitasking require rapidly switching between similar tasks, which creates a sort of “flickering” effect in your brain. (Think of a connection gone bad… annoying at best, useless at worst.) 3 Actions You Can Take Now to Shift Your Emotional State.

Many Perspectives, One Truth. What Would Happen if We Weren’t Forced to Help Each Other? My struggle with weight: part two. 21 Days to a More Disciplined Life: Discipline Demands Focus. 7 Fun and Exciting Ways to Start Decluttering. 21 Days to a More Disciplined Life: Accountability is Key. 21 Days to a More Disciplined Life: Discipline is a Process. Eight Ways to Spot Emotional Manipulation. Many of whom take a moral high ground. Eckhart Tolle on How to Free Yourself from Your Ego Armor - OWN TV.