Fix that “Bad” Day!

When more than a couple of things go wrong, do you ever catch yourself saying, “it’s just a bad day?” When that happens, do you notice the entire day just kind of stays sideways? Often intention-setting practices are done in the evening before bed or first thing in the morning to set up a successful […]

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Why Focus on Joy?

I remember the first time I felt joy after my mother died. She had battled leukemia for three and a half years before she died. On the day of her diagnosis, in December of 2003, my world went dark and stayed that way most of the time until she died. After her death, I was

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Don’t you hate being told to “take a deep breath!” Usually, when someone tells me this, it’s the absolute last thing I feel like doing. You’re angry, and you’re about to blow your top at someone (which you will later no doubt regret) and your breath comes in short shallow gasps. You are in fight

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Missing the Light?

 Illuminate dark winter nights with warm nourishing practices: If you’re an Old Testament reader, you know that the second act of God was to bring in the light. Immediately the light was deemed good. And it is! This time of year in the northern hemisphere things get really dark. Up in the Pacific Northwest where

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