Growing in Gratitude

This week our character trait is gratitude.  Gratitude is so often talked about that sometimes it feels like it is a topic that has become white noise.  We have all been told the benefit of gratitude from Oprah, teachers, ecclesiastical leaders, guru’s, therapists and even business executives.  I think we all know it has the power to help and transform us. We see the quotes and the people telling us their testimonials, yet it can often feel very elusive in a world that is constantly pulling us toward the “not enough” or “not right” way of thinking.  I personally have felt the power of gratitude and know that it can bring the feeling of abundance to my life, and yet I often find myself jumping down the rabbit hole of scarcity, and just deciding to camp out there for awhile.  Today, on the blog check out some thoughts on gratitude, a simple mediation and a journaling worksheet.

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The Power of Grace

The power of grace is all about meeting the moment with love and compassion. Take a look at today’s post for more ideas of what grace is, and a free printable. Happy Wednesday!

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Putting on Connection

It’s finally October, one of my favorite months of the year. When I was younger I was always so excited for Halloween.  I would start planning my costume the first of the month. I loved how it felt to become someone else, to be creative, to put on a costume, to bring out other parts of my personality that I often felt too nervous or reserved to share otherwise.  

As we dive into this month, I want to talk about what it looks like to take on various character traits.  How can we don the cloak of grace, or look through the lenses of connection. What would it take to view ourselves as one who is confident or creative?  I hope you will check in each week and be thinking of the character traits you most wish to create in your life. It really is like creating that perfect costume and then choosing to wear it daily. 

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Following the Call

“The mountains are calling and I must go.” penned by John Muir has always been one of my favorite quotes.  As you think about what it is that is calling you, what is stopping you from leaning back and following the call? Today we go into some ways to move forward.

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Who's Driving This Car?

What emotions are driving you? Our emotions are meant to drive our actions and so tapping into our emotions can help us really get to where we want to go. Thriving doesn’t mean you always feel happy. In fact I totally believe all of our emotions have a purpose. But learning how to sit with and allow our emotions to be present is a huge step in intentionally driving our actions.

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