Reflections: Entering The Second Half Of The Year

Life can only be understood backward, but it must be lived forwards. Søren Kierkegaard   I tend to go into the second half of the year reflecting upon how the first half went, summoning up achievements and successes, and analyzing failures. But there is a chance,  that one can overdue the reflections, spending too much …

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Finding Happiness In Gratitude

  Happiness can not exist in the absence of gratitude. If you are looking for happiness, you will not find it in the search for new experiences, nor in the absence of desire. Happiness is found within the moments of appreciation, the time when we stop and express with every aspect of our being, a …

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Friday Favorites, Gratitude And Fill-Ins # 6

I am sitting here in Las Vegas, enjoying the warm weather, and hoping that you all had a wonderful week. It is pretty quiet around here today, which is not usual, but I am nevertheless grateful for the break in noise level. Everyone else is doing their own thing, and even the dogs are taking …

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Friday Favorites, Gratitude And Fill-Ins Week # 4

Hi, everyone! I hope you had a wonderful week. I am happy to say that I had a relatively stress-free one, which is always good. I am grateful that I was able to attend some online classes, I absolutely enjoyed, and learned a lot from. My favorite one was hosted by Tim Ferriss, the Author …

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Friday Favorites, Fill-Ins And Being Grateful

Welcome to my Friday Favorites, Fill-Ins And Being Grateful posts! I hope you had a wonderful week, just like I have, and are ready to dive into the business of the weekend. My Friday Favorites:  Food – oh I am always looking for fast and easy ways to prep breakfast ahead of time. This is …

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Friday Favorites -Music, Romance, And Food

Welcome back to Friday Favorites, where I not only share my favorite posts, I found from around the web, but also talk about gratitude, and connect with the wonderful people on Friendly Fill-Ins. This week’s Friday Favorites: 1. Food Healthy Breakfast is what I struggle with the most – I am simply too tired in …

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Friday Favorites, Gratitude And Fill Ins

Hi, Everyone! What an awesome week this has been! Boring? Apparently, I don’t do boring – well, with the kids, the pets and the husband I have, boring is out of the question. And Las Vegas is of course, everything but boring. Why otherwise would so many people travel over here for a vacation? Welcome …

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Strengthen Your Relationships Through Gratitude – Write Appreciation Lists

  In order to strengthen any relationship, may it be a romantic one, a friendship or a family relationship, showing and expressing your gratitude can be a mindful and beautiful tool to do just that. A great time to take advantage of this is via special occasions, such as birthdays, Anniversaries and of course, Valentine’s Day. …

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Mindfulness Is Doing What You Love, And Allowing Yourself To Be Present

Of course, mindfulness asks you not only be present during the times of joy but always be present at the moment, without attaching to the outcome. Connected to your present self, mindfulness brings with it a quiet peace. Yet, during moments of doing something you love, when the thoughts in your mind may wander to what …

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Reviewing The Past Year With Gratitude In Mind

I want to start this weeks gratitude post with a question to you: What 5 occurrences, events, successes, and lessons you have experienced during 2016, are you the most grateful for? As we review the year almost behind us and begin to shift our focus toward the New Year, we should take one more moment to …

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