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Resolutions = One Page Miracle = Daily Motivation

Our family usually sits down at the start of each year to set our goals – our goals as individuals and as a family. We are just a little later than usual this year.

The tradition started 25 years ago, on our first New Year’s day as a married couple, when my husband presented me with nicely calligraphed sheets to list our goals for the year and beyond. He had the typical categories all set: relationships, family, health, career, finances, and spiritual.

I did not realize at the time that it would become an annual tradition and a great way for us to start off each year as a family. We fill in our goals individually and then share them with each other, sharing our hopes, dreams, and plans for the year. Our son started participating before he could write, when he was old enough to draw his goals.

Last year we added a new category to the top of our typical goal list: what we were thankful for in the previous year.

One Page Miracle

This year, we decided to do something a little different and improve upon the tradition. I am in the process of reading Dr. Daniel Amen’s new book, Brain Warrior’s Way, and he encourages people to create a “One Page Miracle” or OPM. Continue reading

Get More Enjoyment Out of Life!

50fe47e4-4248-4c42-bfa6-0a670de5b985“I have chosen to be happy because it is good for my health.

I wanted to share a wonderful book I recently discovered, called Enjoy Life: Healing with Happiness. Written by Dr. Lynn Johnson, it is based on scientific research and provides lots of examples of how to increase the happiness in your life. It is a short read and includes many practical exercises you can do on your own.

During this holiday season, my family has decided to do the “Appreciation Journal.” Continue reading

How Stress Affects Your Adrenal Glands

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Most people do not think about their adrenal glands on a regular basis. However, whenever you get stressed, these two small glands work hard to support you.

This past month my adrenal glands have been in overdrive as we sold our old house and moved to a fixer-upper. We have been moving from room to room as a contractor works around us getting things in order. There are still boxes everywhere and work to be done.

One way to help overworked adrenals is to Continue reading