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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Be Still

posted by Alex Blackwell

Every now and then it’s a good idea to slow down, put life on hold and be still. In the stillness, you can… – hear yourself think – notice the sound of the wind – feel your heart beat – […]

10 Uplifting Quotes When Life is Hard

posted by Alex Blackwell

“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin” – Mother Teresa Some days seem harder than others. On these days, mistakes seem magnified and the insults cut a little deeper. Some days life […]

How to Keep Moving Forward

posted by Alex Blackwell

“You are always a student, never a master. You have to keep moving forward.” – Conrad Hall Sometimes even when each step is planned with a flexible precision, life can surprise you. The unexpected bill; the unpredicted choice; or the […]

20 Small Ways to Show Love Everyday

posted by Alex Blackwell

““We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.” – Sam Keen After more than 28 years of marriage, I’ve told me wife, “I love you” over a million times. […]

When You Feel Like Giving Up

posted by Alex Blackwell

“Never give up on your dream… because you never know what the Lord can bless you with.” – Kelly Rowland A note from Alex: Bookmark this post for the days when you feel like giving up. And when those days […]

8 Reasons to Let Go of the Past

posted by Alex Blackwell

“Letting go gives us freedom and freedom is the only condition for happiness.” – Thich Nhat Hanh Letting go of the past might be one of the hardest things you do. It’s hard to do because the need to hold […]

Free to Be

posted by Alex Blackwell

“You are always free to change your mind and choose a different future, or a different past.” – Richard Bach Today is Independence Day in the United States – the Fourth of July. More than 200 years ago, the American […]

The Most Amazing Life Lessons

posted by Alex Blackwell

“Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson I turn 51 years old on Friday, July 5. A few weeks ago, my older daughter, Caitlin, checked the baseball schedule and noticed […]

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Where to Find the Inner Strength to Keep Going
“ Don't watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.” - Sam Levenson There are days when you feel as if the weight of the world is too much. You are worn down and can’t imagine going on to fight another day. On these days, curling up in bed and pulling the covers up and over your head, ref

posted 12:01:14am Mar. 31, 2015 | read full post »

Sunday Inspiration #76
Today’s Sunday Inspiration: No matter what you’re going through right now, when you hold onto your faith and the promise that hope brings, the pain will end and your heart will be restored once again. “H.O.P.E. Hold on, pain ends.” - Unknown Image Source: Google Images About Al

posted 8:09:19pm Mar. 28, 2015 | read full post »

10 Truths that Will Change Your Life
“Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know.” - Pema Chodron There’s an old adage that can change how you live. It goes something like, “people know the truth when they hear it.” This sage advice creates a reliable roadmap that can help you find some of the an

posted 7:44:07pm Mar. 25, 2015 | read full post »

10 Ways to Give Yourself a Break – Starting Today
“Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.” - Confucius You have probably heard it before, you are your own worst enemy. You are constantly pushing yourself to take care of everybody around you whether it is your spouse, your children, your friends or m

posted 12:14:57am Mar. 24, 2015 | read full post »

Sunday Inspiration #75
Today’s Sunday Inspiration: When the grief over the loss of a loved one feels suffocating, remember to breathe and hold onto the love the person will have always have in your heart. “As long as there is love and memory, there is no true loss.” - Cassandra Clare Image Source: Google

posted 11:52:05am Mar. 22, 2015 | read full post »

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