Easiest Way to Boost Your Mood

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A routine prescription for women with depression and anxiety is exercise. Regular physical activity of any sort can lift sagging spirits in at least three ways. 1. Reduced tension in the muscles, which is largely responsible for your feeling “uptight” and “in knots.” 2. Quicker metabolism of excess adrenaline, a stress hormone that can keep […]

How to Be Joyful Every Day!

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“REJOICE ALWAYS.” I bumped into this two-word Scripture just before life spun like a Tilt-o-Whirl. The command to “rejoice always” looked so good on the pages of my Bible that I selected it as a memory verse to lift me up. Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will […]

3 Best Lessons God Showed Me

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Puffed up with career and family all planned out, I trusted in my own abilities. Why not? I knew everything, right? God rescued me from my pride and stupidity and taught me three lessons that changed me for the good. He reminded me I’m not God. He is. Even as a Christian I tried to depend […]

What Real Love Looks Like to Kids

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I stepped into “Little House on the Prairie” reruns when I visited friends’ homes during childhood, it seemed. People in these homes blessed each other with words of affirmation: “Beautiful picture, honey. I can barely wait to show grandma.” “You remembered to put away your books. You are so responsible!” “I appreciate that you called home […]

Why Self-Care Is NOT Indulgence!

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Self-care often seems indulgent to me. Doesn’t the word indulgence smack of laziness and mindless Netflix marathons and too much dark chocolate, too much Chardonnay, and just too much? When my friends at Dare Whimsy streamed an online show on self-care, they invited me to join the panel. I bowed out. Why? Work. And maybe just maybe. […]