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The Power Of A Preset

Imagine for a minute that we were enjoying coffee together. We’ve laughed—a lot. Shared some of our favorite style and food finds. And now we’re at the point where things can stay lighter get a little deep. 

 

You know that point, right? It’s where you decide whether or not to get into the stuff that really matters. The things you keep hidden… just...

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An Unconventional Story Of Love

In this week of celebrating love with chocolates, flowers and fancy dinners, we wanted to tell you a different story of love. Not one of a guy and girl who met at a coffee shop or in an airport. Not a story of  a whirlwind romance complete with the crazy ex. Not a story of a girl, who is really a run-away princess who meets and falls in love with a no-name local from a different country.

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You Were Made For Change

“Holding onto something that is good for you now, may be the very reason why you don't have something better.” —C. JoyBell C.

We started this year with a Personal Pledge to change one thing in our life and to do it in as many ways as possible. The goal is to build life well in this area all year long.

We love this challenge because we love meaningful change. We enjoy building...

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Nourish Your Resilience

When’s the last time you argued (with yourself) about where you left your keys or whether or not an email was sent? You swore you set them “here,” or emailed it yesterday... but you were wrong.

 

When you think back on how something happened, you can be so sure you know exactly what happened, but instead, your memory is proven wrong. It can be maddening, right?!

 

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Extraordinary Outcomes Start Here

Can you believe we’re weeks into a NEW DECADE already?!

We’re excited for what’s ahead and ready with some practical tools to help guide your resolve to build life well — all year long.

So far, we’ve set our focus with a “2020 Personal Pledge,” talked about how to notice the nudges in your life and explored the power of a smart stop. If you’re new...

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A Smart Stop

Has it happened yet? 

Have you slipped back into unhelpful habits you hoped to leave in 2019?  

We know it’s still early in the year, but we’ve already heard from some of you that this new year has been anything but new. 

We have a tool that can help give you a fresh perspective. It’s our “2020 Personal Pledge” and you’re right on time to...

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Notice The Nudge

Moments make a life.

They happen to you, all day, every day. In fact, you have too many to count! 

But some moments matter more than others. 

These are moments that spark something in you. Moments that draw your attention to things you really love. Moments that cause you to look up with a new sense of expectation.

These moments may feel like a nudge, but they’re really so much...

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The Mindset Makeover

We LOVE change. Unusual… we know. 

 

There’s something about the transition into a new year, a new season or a new phase of life that’s especially exciting. 

 

The idea of a fresh start breathes life into routines. What’s rote becomes revived. Momentum picks up quickly. The impossible seems possible.

 

It’s tempting to think the power of a...

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Imperfect Resolve

How excited are you to begin a new year?

 

Do you get that same feeling we do — that everything is possible as we turn the page to another January 1st?

 

Whether it’s a new goal or a renewed goal, our resolutions are made with a conviction that each one can and will be done this year, just as we envision.

 

But there’s always a catch.

 

Starting is the easy...

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Be Present

We’re friends now, right?  So I can tell you that there’s  a story in the Bible that kinda bothers me.

 

It’s the one about Mary and Martha found in Luke, chapter 10. 

 

The short version is this: Jesus is hanging out with His crew at Mary and Martha’s house. Mary sits at Jesus’ feet, soaking up His words. Martha moves into action to get...

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