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Secret of Sustainable Joy: Part 1

In 1994, Jim Collins and Jerry Porras wrote a book titled, Built to Last, in which they shared results from a landmark study of what habits set apart companies who were successful and created sustainability compared to those who made it big for a while, but then...

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Patterns for Joyful Living Part 3

I am not a graceful person by nature. If there is a step I will trip on it. If there is a fragile decoration nearby, I will break it. If there is a wall, I will bump into it. If there is a screen door open, I will walk through it. (Yes that has really happened.) But...

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Patterns for Joyful Living Part 2

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will” (Romans 12:2, NIV) Last week we talked about how the world is full of...

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Patterns for Joyful Living Part 1

In many math classes around the world, you can hear kids asking the question “Why do I have to learn this I will never use it in real life?”  I was one of those kids, because I was not a Master of Math. Here I am though 30+ years later writing about joyful living and...

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Are You Resisting or Attracting Joy?

You have probably heard the phrase “what you resist persists.” Let’s look at how this theory affects us when it comes to resisting or attracting joy in our lives. To resist means to remain strong against or to prevent yourself from doing something that you want to do...

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One Word Legacy

Since 2011 I have been selecting one word that I wanted to see come to fruition in my life. My words over the years have been Hope, Journey, Love, Joy, Be, and Change. These words have shown up in my life in ways I could not have imagined. For example Hope and Journey...

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Just Keep Moving: How to Reach Your Dreams

She was curly haired, bright eyed and her smile grew even bigger as her Grandma pulled out a toy car for her to play with. Her Grandma turned the car on, set it on the ground and then it zoomed away. This little bubbly two year old toddler got off the floor and began...

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7-D Transformational Morning: Dance, Doodle & Drink

“I got this feeling inside my bones, it goes electric, wavey when I turn it on. All through my city, all through my home, we’re flying up, no ceiling, when we in our zone. I got that sunshine in my pocket, got that good soul in my feet. I feel that hot blood in my...

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7-D Transformational Morning: Dream & Develop

Close your eyes and call into your mind the type of person you really want to be and what you want to have in life. What are you doing? Who are you being? Denise Waitley, author and productivity consultant says that “If you can see the person clearly in the mirror of...

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