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Update – Big Changes Coming!

It’s been a while since I’ve shared an update. I’ve been largely silent on social media and here, because I’ve been making big changes in my life. I wanted to share with you what’s next. My divorce is final. That …

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The Thriving Experience

In January, I attend a Thriving Experience, which is a three-day free online retreat hosted by Dr Valerie Rein and Jeffrey Tambor. My Goals and Expectations At the start of the experience, I had with one major goal: get some …

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Patriarchy Stress Disorder

If someone asked me what books most changed my life, Patriarchy Stress Disorder by Dr. Valerie Rein would top the list. My Journey Once upon a time, I was 16, graduating high school, and headed to college at Mt. Holyoke …

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Daily Alanon Reading

As a long-time Alanon member, my habits include daily Alanon reading. My readings work with my journaling, prayer, and meditation to keep me spiritually connected. The Alanon Program The Alanon program is for family and friends of alcoholics and addicts. …

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Daily Habit of Journaling

This week, I want to share with you my daily habit of Journaling. I use two journaling tools to sort through my feelings and thoughts. The Benefits of Journaling For me, the biggest benefit of journaling has been increasing my …

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Daily Habit of Appreciation

This week, I’m sharing my daily habit of appreciation. I use it to stay focused on the positive in my life. Gratitude vs. Appreciation For years, I had a practice of making a gratitude list, but I no longer do …

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Daily Habit of Meditation

Last week, I shared my daily prayer practice. This week, I want to share with you my daily habit of meditation. The Benefits of Stillness There are numerous, well-documented benefits to a daily meditation habit (or other stillness practice). Here …

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Daily Habit of Prayer

For the month of January, I’ll be sharing my daily spiritual habits. This week, I’m sharing my daily habit of prayer. The Value of Prayer Prayer is an important part of a spiritual life. Working together, prayer and a stillness …

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Understanding Storm Eating

Storm eating is a type of binge eating and is often followed by shame and guilt. For me, it usually follows getting too hungry. 🙁 How it Happens Clean and Delicious provides a great description of storm eating: You are …

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Healthy Treat Alternatives

Breaking a sugar addiction is HARD. Overcoming mindless snacking is HARD. But finding healthy treat alternatives can really help. I know, because they’ve been a life saver for me. Sugar Addiction & Mindless Snacking I’m sure I’m not alone in …

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