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What Simone Biles can teach us about mindset

Did you see Simone Biles stumble during her balance beam routine in Rio? If you didn’t catch it live, it was still hard to miss. The media replayed her stumble again and again, accompanied by their gloomy commentary: “Simone Biles stumbles on balance beam, settles for bronze” “Simone Biles’ quest for five golds in Rio […]

Cultivate Positive Energy in Your Life

Cultivate Positive Energy in Your Life

People often ask me, “What’s an intentional home?” My short answer is, “A home that looks good and feels good.” Today, I want to share my long answer – one I really want you to know – because it’s been a game changer for me and might be for you, too. Many of you know […]

1 Thing You Need to Create a Home You Love

Last week I was at a friend’s house for brunch. As her circle of friends settled in and got acquainted, one woman (whom I’ll call Kellie,) complimented the hostess on her cozy home. “It feels so relaxing and welcoming,” Kellie sighed. “I wish I could make my home feel like this, but I just can’t […]

My Intentional Home :: Part 2, The Front Door

My Intentional Home :: Part 2, The Front Door

First, a brief recap. My family is going through a major transition. In August, our firstborn left for college. Wow, what a change for all of us! Rather than mindlessly floundering through this transition (I tried that, and it felt yucky), I decided to take this as an opportunity to celebrate my son’s new chapter […]

My Intentional Home, part 1 :: The Closet

My Intentional Home, part 1 :: The Closet

My family is going through a major transition; in August, our older son left for college. I’m thrilled for him as he starts a new chapter of his life. After careful thought, I’ve decided I’m thrilled for me, too. Yes, I miss him and have cried about it. Yes, the house feels icky-quiet sometimes. But […]

Mindfulness Isn’t Always Pretty

Mindfulness Isn’t Always Pretty

“Don’t close the door and expect me to hear you!” I sharply bellowed to my teenage son from my office. “Come HERE and talk to me.” It was an urgent moment…my heart was pounding and my patience was potato chip thin. Five minutes prior, I was intently at my desk working on a deadline. The […]

A Radiant Beam of Light

A Radiant Beam of Light

A moment of positivity is a wonderful thing. It can untangle a knot of insecurity in one radiant beam. Recently, I was reminded of this at parent-teacher conferences for my son. I was chatting with my son’s Spanish teacher, Mr. Owens. As we were wrapping up, I looked over my shoulder to see if the […]

LIFE IS MEASURED IN MOMENTS

LIFE IS MEASURED IN MOMENTS

Before speaking to a group or leading a workshop, I always set an intention for myself. It goes something like this: “I open myself to offering a moment of encouragement or inspiration to someone today.” This simple focus calms my nerves and reminds me I can’t control how, or if, my message lands. My job […]

Hack to gain followers to gain Musically ? Explained

I?ve been speaking of yet the musical. Ly app for several years just now and exactly how i actually have now been reviewing its own programming. In the event that you don?t understand, musical. Ly enables you to compose brief 15-second movies of by hand lip-syncing straight to scorching songs after which show up bites. […]