Self Improvement

Why Struggle is Good For Us

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Struggle allows us to ponder the direction of our lives. If we never reflect, we forget to challenge ourselves to be better. I hadn’t realized what struggle does to our character until I was listening to a podcast about the subject. It was Joe Rogan who pointed out something profound, something I hadn’t thought of before on the subject of struggle. Read the rest of this entry »

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What or Who is the GPS of Your Life?

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What or Who is the GPS of Your Life?
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I wonder what I would do without GPS in my Prius? How would I get groceries? Hell, how would I get home? I’m admitting to the blogging world that I have a terrible sense of direction. Yes, I have gotten lost in parking lots. Hey, some of them are very big, like one huge maze. Read the rest of this entry »

Energy Vampires: What or Who is Depleting Your Energy?

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Energy Vampires: What or Who is Depleting Your Energy?
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Did you know that our brain uses more energy than any other organ in our body? It takes approximately 20% of the body’s energy to keep our brain’s powered. Everyone is different, but most of us can feel emotionally or physically drained from time to time. I know that having children can deplete our energy, because we’re giving and giving and giving of ourselves on a continuous basis. Read the rest of this entry »

Finding Happiness: A Lesson From ‘Trolls’

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I just finished watching Trolls the animated movie, as I rented it via Redbox for my daughter thinking she’d enjoy it. I didn’t expect to be shocked by how much I loved it and, yes, I actually cried during the movie. I loved the message. Read the rest of this entry »

When Ordinary Humans Become Extraordinary: The Power of Will

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Robert Marchand 105 years old sets biking record.


On January 4, 2017, a senior citizen who is definitely retired set an inspirational record. He biked 14 miles in one hour. This measly 14 miles in an hour is considered beginner’s speed by a livestrong.com article. Not to mention, 14 miles on a bike in one hour is a snail pace compared to Denise Mueller of San Diego, who is the world’s fastest female bicyclist. Read the rest of this entry »