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How to Hold Yourself Accountable to Personal Change

I have stumbled onto a couple of tools this year that have served me in keeping my “eye on the prize.” I’ll illustrate by sharing an area that I have long wanted to change and how I am finally beginning to see some serious progress. Continue reading

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Why Writing Is A Habit Worth Developing

Why do I want to write daily? Why is that important to me? Is it just another ‘challenge’ to master? Do I have a goal-setting fetish? Life is too short to set petty little goals that don’t really matter. There must be purpose behind them. I reflected on this question for a few days and concluded that writing daily is, indeed, a beneficial, meaningful goal for me to work towards. My reasons? Continue reading

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Reviewing Your Month

Why would I want to do a monthly review? I don’t know. Maybe just to be sure that there are meaningful things going on in my life all the time. Maybe to remember things of importance that slip the fragile memory. Maybe to give more weight to things that are really the most important but have a tendency to take a back seat to the more “glamorous” or more emotional memories. Continue reading

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Documenting Your Life Journey

I have had a rich, rich life—but, sadly, there is a huge gap in the written version. This is one of my greatest regrets. The journey–all of it–should be documented to some extent. Continue reading

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Strategies for Making and Achieving Goals

Goals are not passing whims or weak, half-hearted “tries;” they are ideals, actions, and outcomes I honestly want to build into my life and am willing to work towards. Necessarily, then, goals are not something that I decide upon lightly. Continue reading

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A Vacation that Rejuvenates

In this post, I will tie together all the factors that I think made our “perfect vacation” so perfect and suggest some ideas for creating similar experiences for your own family. You should be able to take away some of these ideas regardless of your budget and the ages of the children in your life. Continue reading

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Getting Started Journaling

Just having a journal causes me to at least ask myself what I learned that day—and so it has been a very valuable tool to get me to actually reflect on my day and my lessons learned. Continue reading

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