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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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Secret Three of a Happy Marriage: Learn to Resolve Conflicts
A note from Alex: Welcome to the third post in a new five-part series, The Five Secrets of a Happy Marriage. The following five secrets have worked very well in my marriage for more than 30 years. Follow these secrets and adapt them to work ...

posted 12:11:06am Apr. 23, 2015 | read full post »

10 Simple Words to Live By
“God always gives us a fresh start, it’s called today!” - Buky Ojelabi Life is complicated enough. You don't need to make it more complicated by trying to do more, say more or be more than what you know is your true self. When ...

posted 12:17:48am Apr. 21, 2015 | read full post »

Sunday Inspiration #79
Today’s Sunday Inspiration: No matter your past - of the mistakes you have made - or the things you have been told about yourself that aren’t true - believe this: You are worthy to have your heart’s desire. “We cannot achieve more in ...

posted 9:31:14pm Apr. 18, 2015 | read full post »

Secret Two of a Happy Marriage: Meet Each Other's Needs
A note from Alex: Welcome to the second post in a new five-part series, The Five Secrets of a Happy Marriage. The following five secrets have worked very well in my marriage for more than 30 years. Follow these secrets and adapt them to work ...

posted 3:21:06am Apr. 16, 2015 | read full post »

10 Morning Rituals that Bring Inspiration
“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” - Marcus Aurelius Every morning when you wake up, you have a question to ask: What kind of mood are you ...

posted 11:42:07pm Apr. 13, 2015 | read full post »

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