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Power of Encouragement Pt 3: Foundation

In my first post on “The Power of Encouragement,” I wrote that I had difficulty articulating this concept, and how powerful it is when someone believes in me. It’s been months now, but I recently had an epiphany.

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When Peer Pressure is Positive

I guess when peer pressure is positive, it should be referred to as “influence” rather than “pressure.” Regardless, it’s lovely to see my children’s peers impacting them in positive ways. DD was scared of bugs for a while.

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Power of Encouragement Continued

In my professional life, I often teeter between fear that my work isn’t good enough (so I can’t send it out yet!) and fear of not finishing it at all, and therefore not being productive. This could make it sound … Continue reading

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Sunbeams on Big, Bad Fears

One of the companies I worked for once brought in a marketing consultant. Regarding some of the problems we encountered with leads not being followed-up on, he said, “Sunlight is the best disinfectant.”

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Stay Awake

What a joy to have been woken up To greater depths of human connection Every blog post, every conversation My appreciation increases with this reflection But awakening is a double-edged sword Greater joy, deeper hurt

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Upward Spirals Abound, Encouragement at the Gym

I’ve posted about teaching “Active Older Adult” fitness classes, and how much I adore the ladies who take my class. They’re very sweet, warm, and appreciative. A few weeks ago, Jane*, who walks with a cane, ┬ástarted attending. She had … Continue reading

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