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Monday 23rd May 2016

What Chewbacca Mama Teaches Us About Happiness

What Chewbacca Mama Teaches Us About Happiness

We were in our hotel room, across the street from the Mayo Clinic. We had piled into one bed, needing to be close to each other—a quiet way of saying that no matter what happened, we were in this together. Anna’s body was still weary from the effects of anesthesia, which had kept her asleep ...

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Thursday 19th May 2016

The Courage of No

The Courage of No

Do you ever feel guilty for saying no? Do you fear that you’ll miss out, or let someone down if you don’t give them your yes? I am over at (in)courage today with six guiding principles to help you say “no.” Sometimes courage sounds like a “yes.” But sometimes it sounds ...

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Monday 16th May 2016

A Monday Manifesto for the Battle-Weary

A Monday Manifesto for the Battle-Weary

Like some of you, I step into this week feeling fragile. Like you, I am carrying heavy demands and hurt feelings. But before I take one step ahead, into this week ahead, I will need to let go of ALL of that, by giving it to God. A Monday Manifesto for the week ahead (say […]

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