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Life can be rough

Current location: sunny, very windy Cancun, Mexico. Vacation. Full disclosure: this girl lives for vacation. I dream about, plan, and work hard for vacations.

Here is what happened today on my fabulous vacation. 569 more words

Healthy Living


So, Its February, how is everyone doing on their resolutions? Most probably fell off, right? Well guess what? Resolutions don’t only have to happen during the New Year!   726 more words

Finding Joy

The time is 6:20, and I’m woken up by the sound of a beeping alarm in the house. My 90 year old “Mema” spent the night because she sleeps better when she’s in a house with people. 584 more words

Life Lessons

Fierce Love

I’m reading this book called “Choose Joy,” it’s excellent and uplifting and holds me accountable for my own joy. Regardless of the circumstances of my life. 291 more words


Re-blog: It's All About Me and That's OK

This woman inspires me daily. She has walked and come through extremely difficult times, she gives her time and her life to help improve the lives of others and she does it with grace, wisdom and love. 61 more words

Domestic Violence

Joy Lessons Week 5

Something rather unpleasant, extremely frustrating, and more than a little unsettling happened last week.

And, being me, it’s hard not to mull over what happened, to think about ways I may have handled things differently — better. 131 more words

Shanna Hatfield

10 ways to beat the winter blues [OR when the sun doesn't shine for two months]

Gray skies, rain, and general sloppiness. Mud, muck, and misery. This has been our winter – or is it “sprinter”? A strange mix of winter and spring but without the essential components: snow (winter) and sunshine (spring). 908 more words