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Start To Take Responsibility For Your Life

In Live With Meaning Blog by Michelle Garcia8 Comments

If there’s one thing I can hope for the New Year, is that I learn to take more responsibility for my choices. I’m not perfect and am invariably learning how to move through this life that I sometimes muck up by complicating it too much.   If I’m feeling a certain way, good or bad, I’m going to share it. …

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What Is Fueling You?

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What does an average day look like for you? Do you wake up feeling rushed and tired? Or do you wake up feeling refreshed and move into your morning with a plan for what needs to get done that day?   What are you eating throughout the day? Many of us get caught in the rut of eating fast food …

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Four Tips To Start Making Better Choices

In Live With Meaning Blog by Michelle Garcia13 Comments

It’s now the end of the year, and usually, this is the time when people start thinking about getting healthier, eating better, and trying new things.   We all feel we need to get healthier after we’ve been stuffing ourselves with too many desserts. Parties with family and friends where there’s tons of food starts to take its toll on …

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Five Ways To Add Pleasure To Your Life

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I originally was going to call this “Five Ways to Add Joy To Your Life,” but I was reading something the other day, and the word PLEASURE stood out for me. Most of us can equate the word joy to pleasure in our life. Enjoying times of laughing, having fun, good times with friends and family can all be considered …

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Five Ways To Embrace Change

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As the year comes to a close, it’s a nice time to reflect on what we accomplished this year, what failed, and how we can move into the New Year with a plan and defined focus.   It’s good to acknowledge our failures and successes, but not good to dwell on them and use them as excuses as why we …

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How To Face Our Fears

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Fear is a very powerful emotion.  It can at times be overwhelming.  We can have a fear of the future, feeling afraid of getting sick or becoming old.     Our fears can get ahold of us, and sometimes we can’t let it go.  Even when things in our lives are going well, is there an underlying sense of fear?  …

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How To Be Soft In A Cruel World

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I ran across the quote, “Having a soft heart in a cruel world is courage, not weakness.” It stopped me. I read it a couple times, and I thought about the recent events in Paris.  It may be easy for us to quickly forget about atrocities that are happening around the world, and move along in our lives like these …

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Taking Care Of Ourselves

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The holidays are around the corner, and I start to hear people say how busy they are; the stress of family visiting, and trying to get everything done.   How do we prioritize and learn to say no to some events? This time of year can be stressful for some people, and keeping ourselves healthy during the holidays can sometimes …

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How To Start A Gratitude Practice

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Why is it important for you to start thinking daily about what you’re grateful for? Think about all the “things” you have; can you think of one person who would trade you in an instant for what you “have”. When was the last time you thought, “I’m grateful for my life, my spouse, my kids, my job.”   Bringing your …