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Contentment, For Real: Guest Post by Grace Cabalka

“Don’t cry and I’ll give you a dollar.”

This is a phrase I often heard as a young girl growing up in a stoic family. This command became a way of life for me. 495 more words


Vanessa's Daily Tip 2.23.2016

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Being Present Amidst Pain

Pain. I thought I knew what that word meant. I had delivered three sons via caesarean. When my third son was born, I had a terrible cold, including a cough,. 623 more words

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Why Ask Why? Three Questions that Move You Toward Deeper Understanding

I love TED Talks. I highly recommend you spend some time at TED.com. There is so much to learn from the world’s greatest thinkers, innovators and artists. 557 more words


Encouragement for Women Under 40

A while back, I gave a shout out to women over age 40 and how we might express our gifts and pass on what we have learned. 650 more words


Grace Saying

Saying grace. That’s what we call it.

It’s saying a simple ‘Thank you’ for what has been put before you.

It’s a graceful thing to do. 380 more words

The Power of Sheer Encouragement

One of the great things about being married to a bibliophile, is that, at times, I get to appear more intelligent than I actually am. I wish I could say that I stumbled on the quote below as I was reading the biography of J.R.R. 496 more words

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