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Defining Moments

Acknowledge Your Defining Moments “This post was originally published on Smart Healthy Women on March 17, 2015.” Defining moments refer to that very instant that you realize your life will change forever.   They are the epiphanies that shine a light on a specific purpose. You spend your entire life doing the …

Comfort Zone

The Comfort Zone

The Ever Present Comfort Zone In the comments section of a blog post that I read the other day, someone mentioned that they had stepped out of their comfort zone.  Immediately a blog post started circulating in my head and this is the result. The term “comfort zone” is a situation …

Character

Cash or Character?

Getting Our Priorities Straight A few weeks ago, I was browsing the archives of Our Daily Bread, and I happened to run across the following under the tag humility: “If you’d rather have cash than character, if your credit cards are maximized and your righteousness is minimized, if you’ve become …

Why I Am Not Done

Why I Am Not Done by Guest Writer Sreelatha Meleth Most people, who look at my life from the outside, would consider it pretty perfect, and they would not be very wrong. In my marriage of 35 years, I am still learning and growing in the relationship. We have a good income, two …

Happy New Year, Whew

Happy New Year: In With the New By Guest Writer DJ Ok, so we are in the 3rd week of 2015!  Most people are still greeting those whom they have not seen since last year with a “Happy New Year” greeting. I can’t tell you how many people I have …

Taking Ownership of Other’s Anger

Anger:  A Living, Breathing Thing Have you ever been angry for so long that the anger intensifies into what seems like a living, breathing thing?  The anger seems to take on a life of its own right along side of you.  Even more disturbing is that it takes on a …

I Am a Woman of Vision

To Visionary Women Everywhere It is my best recollection that I have been a Woman of Vision since the early to mid-90’s.  Let me be clear, these visions are not of my own doing.  Oh no, far from it.  Anytime I get an idea in my head that comes along …

A Work in Progress

We’re a Work in Progress Much like the Renew Refresh Reset Your Life blog, people are a work In Progress.  It’s not always easy to come up with new content to post here and keep the creative juices flowing.  So is true with our own lives. We may find ourselves …

Where Does Time Go?

My How Time Flies Time just seems to escape us on occasion.  It’s been over a month since I’ve written a blog post and the title of it was “It’s Always Something.”  I find that ironic since the tune of this post, and that one are in sync.  There is …

A body at rest

A Body at Rest

A Body at Rest Several weeks ago, Author S.W. Cannon wrote “Don’t Let the Sand Cover Your Head.”  Over the past several weeks, I let the sand cover my head.  It seems I had taken on so much, that my mind and body grew weary to the point where my head could …

WordPress Birmingham

My First Ever WordCamp Birmingham

I’m Gonna Be One Bloggin’ Dynamo I thought I was going to miss WordCamp Birmingham.  Willesha Morris put out a call for panelist a few weeks ago and I think I was among the first to answer the call.  By the time it took her to get back with us (which …

Inspired Precious Pearls of Promise

Precious Pearls of Promise On Sunday, August 3, 2014, I had the pleasure of attending the End of Summer Event for Precious Pearls of Promise (3Ps).  Precious Pearls of Promise is a non-profit organization created to help develop young girls ages14 – 18 into young ladies that carry themselves in a healthy, …

The Source of My Strength

Recognizing the Source of My Strength One of my co-workers is always saying that I have so much energy.  I don’t always recognize that because I just do what I do without ever thinking about it. But then when she mentions it, I do kind of seem like the Eveready Energizer Bunny (that …

Re-learning How To Be Me

How to Be Me by Guest Writer Aimee Lanier People often fall into the trap of letting a job, relationship or title define them. Worse yet, some people allow a tragedy to define them.  We are all meant to be more than what any single title or event can describe. Life …

Financial Wellness Is Not Happenstance

Creating Financial Flow by Guest Writer Jacqueline Whitehead As long as you’re living, life is going to happen.  People often use the phrase, “Go with the flow” and this gives them the validation to live their life haphazardly.  No great athlete has used this as their mantra; they have all …