Thursday Thought of the Day ~ Think Outside the Box, or Get Rid of the Box?

Thursday Thought of the Day ~ Think Outside the Box, or Get Rid of the Box?...more

Becoming Pure Action: Self help books and programs are a guide not an end.

I love reading self help books, taking all the free on line programs then I realized that you can get so caught up in reading, thinking about, participating in self help programs that you lose the point.  Which is to put all that you've learned into action!  Honestly the themes are pretty similar to live the life that you desire and want.  Instead of just doing the work to be your best we all just becoming self help junkies!  Looking for something that we can just read and like magic everything changes and we have all that we want by just thinking about it.  Now we ...more

Calling Out Shame

I recently watched Brené Brown's Ted Talk, "Listening to Shame." As she described some of the messages shame tells us, I got noticeably uncomfortable and started to feel like I might cry. I am very familiar with feeling "not good enough" and questioning, "Who do I think I am?" ...more
Lisa Thomson  Thank you for your comment.  It's important that YOU are not any of the things ...more

Be A North Star

Today Polaris Project sent out a tweet: "Be a North Star, let your voice be heard, write about why human trafficking matters to you". I want to tell you why it's important to me. I know freedom ...more

In 10 Seconds I Was Probably Going To Die. I Didn’t Care

What happens to us in that little interim between a beginning and its end? We spend all our time in tightly clinging to this one chance at a life. Living it by any means possible. No expense spared and no moments wasted.Then one day, all of a sudden we hurtle towards an unknown ending at such a fiery speed that it leaves us breathless. How do you emerge on the other side? Dead, alive or in some form of existence that only those who have crossed the line will know?I gripped the shoulders of my friend riding the motorbike. In the blurred moments before, I knew that he had tried to control the bike as much as he could. He had failed.  ...more

Small Sacrifices ~ Becoming Debt Free.

Do you ever ask yourself where all your money went when you reach the end of the month and you’re either barely covering the bills or you’ve had to reach into your wallet for your credit card? Or five?We’ve been working on a goal, since we moved into our house, to become completely debt-free and it’s looking like we’ll do it, God willing, quicker than we anticipated. How?Small sacrifices....more
@TahnyaKristina  I don't love to cook all the time, but I cook a lot and STILL end up in the red ...more

No one can hurt your feelings, unless you let them. Taking back your power!

"What happens to us externally does not determine our internal condition. It is what we tell ourselves about what is happening externally that determines our internal condition."...more

Freedom

I am leaving it to God!!! I weighed in and asked for the Lord to be with me in that moment and well the weight gain was not as severe as I had thought. I prayed to Him knowing that I can't do this on my own and He needed to take over because without Him I am nothing. I have felt better in this time than I ever have in my whole life. I am Free!!! My part in this is that I will pray endlessly for what I am in need of and this is it....more

Hate War—Love the Warriors

We are all war-weary. I’d be bold enough to say we all want peace—illusive peace. But, peace is never found by running off and giving up. That only makes the bullies stronger, bolder. Jesus said to turn the other cheek, but he stood firm against those who sought to do him harm. Our warriors stand for us against those conspiring to harm us, our freedoms, and our country.Hate war, but love the warriors. Give them gratitude for their great sacrifice on our behalf, not only on Veterans Day, but every time you think of them or pass one by.Merriam Webster says:...more