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July 2013 Archives

10 Essential Values to Live By

posted by Alex Blackwell

“It’s not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.” – Roy Disney Becoming aware of your values gives your life a sharper focus and better clarity. Your most important values serve as a filter through which […]

A Simple Guide to a Blissful Vacation

posted by Alex Blackwell

“A vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it in.” – Robert Orben Vacation is here! July 25th has been circled on my desk calendar for the last two months – the day my family and […]

12 Ways to Keep Life Simple (But Still Have Meaning)

posted by Alex Blackwell

“Life is like art. You have to work hard to keep it simple and still have meaning.” – Charles de Lint Living a meaningful life is enriching, rewarding and incredibly empowering. But best of all, living a meaningful life doesn’t […]

The Secret to Lasting Love

posted by Alex Blackwell

There’s only one secret to lasting love. And here it is: There’s no secret at all. Like most things in life, anything worth having takes effort, commitment and a dose of faith. Love is the same way. Or at least […]

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How to Thrive after 50
“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” - Maya Angelou Now two years into my 50s, I’m finally getting it. 50 isn’t about looking back and wondering where the time went – 50 is about l

posted 12:35:14am Aug. 20, 2014 | read full post »

What Amazes You?
“There's beauty everywhere. There are amazing things happening everywhere, you just have to be able to open your eyes and witness it.” - Sarah McLachlan Gaza. Ferguson. Ebola. These events can make your heart sink, like it’s falling into a well and you can’t do anything to stop it. The

posted 10:15:57am Aug. 18, 2014 | read full post »

Sunday Inspiration #44
Today’s Sunday Inspiration: Let today’s message inspire you to get going on that project you've been putting off for "someday." Do you want to begin a new career, start writing a book, or make a personal change? Whatever is burring inside of you, start right now because a year from now may be to

posted 11:50:42am Aug. 17, 2014 | read full post »

10 Essential Back to School Supplies
“The best teachers teach from the heart, not from the book.” - Unknown My daughter goes back to school on Thursday. Emily will be a high school sophomore with a busy year planned. Over the past few weeks, she and my wife have been hitting the stores to stock up on the needed back-to-school su

posted 10:16:07pm Aug. 11, 2014 | read full post »

Sunday Inspiration #43
Today’s Sunday Inspiration: Allow tonight’s super moon to illuminate what has been hiding inside your soul. "When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator.” - Mahatma Gandhi Image Source: Google Images About Alex Bla

posted 12:33:46pm Aug. 10, 2014 | read full post »


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