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Thoughts and Ideas from Dawn-Marie
2020

  • Greater Fulfillment
    January 2, 2020 at 11:30 AM

    Have you ever asked yourself what it means to be fulfilled?

2019

  • Are You Searching For Inner Peace?
    December 15, 2019 at 5:00 AM

    “My faith helps me understand that circumstances don't dictate my happiness, my inner peace.” Denzel Washington

    The search for inner peace was what started me on my journey so many years ago. It was this search that brought me to where I am ...

  • How Can You Stay Calm in the Midst of Stress and Chaos?
    November 15, 2019 at 11:30 AM

    “Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.” Saint Francis de Sales

    This past week could have been viewed as chaotic for me. My grand...

  • How a Balanced Mind Helps You to Keep Your Cool
    October 15, 2019 at 10:30 AM

    I was at work maybe 15 minutes. My ex called to tell me that he had just dropped of our younger son at my place. While on the office phone, my cell phone rings and it’s our oldest son. “Hey buddy, what’s up?” “Mom, I’ve been in an accident.” With a phon...

  • Where are the F*cking Boat Keys?
    September 15, 2019 at 10:30 AM

    It was late summer. They start draining the lake this time of year in preparation for winter to reduce ice damage to the shorelines. Time to pull the boat out of the water, clean it up and get it winterized. My youngest was going on an adventure with hi...

  • Dealing With Teens
    August 15, 2019 at 11:00 AM

    Teenagers, oh the trials and tribulations. This summer I had my fill of teenage drama. I heard about it all from my boys, nieces and nephews. Who was dating who that someone else liked. Who got their hands on alcohol and learned what it was like to drin...

  • Maintaining Balance with Routines & Habits
    July 15, 2019 at 10:30 AM

    Routines and habits are essential to having consistency and balance in our life. I’ve been reevaluating mine this past week and have updated my morning routine. Morning routines are quite common, and most people are pretty set in what they do w...

  • The Benefits of Stress
    June 15, 2019 at 10:30 AM

    Learning to appreciate stress which is usually viewed negatively, can help balance your emotions. Stress can actually have some surprising benefits. Let’s look at how we can consider stress from a different perspective. Long-lasting stress and anxiety d...

  • Balanced Emotions When Co-Parenting
    May 15, 2019 at 10:00 AM

    Co-Parenting as a divorced couple can definitely add stress to the already challenging job of being a parent. Especially, when one parent wants to control almost every situation. It’s tough because your relationship has ended, but you still bot...

  • Shhh, Don’t Tell...
    April 15, 2019 at 10:30 AM

    Shhh, don’t tell… Oh, the tangled web we weave when we practice to deceive. I’m sure you know what I’m talking about. Keeping secrets can cause depression, stress and anxiety in the best of the best. In a research report from Columbia Business ...

  • The Benefits of Getting Out Into Nature
    March 15, 2019 at 6:30 AM

    Modern life can leave us feeling stressed, lonely and depressed, but the solutions are sometimes surprisingly simple. A study completed in 2016 found that visiting a park fo...

  • Keep On Keeping On!
    February 15, 2019 at 6:30 AM

    "The older I get, the more I realize that just keeping on keeping on is what life's all about." Janis Ian

    We all have felt at times like the world has crumbled upon ourselves. We've felt in a hole, a dark bit of reality, caused...

  • The Surprising Link Between Productivity and Joy
    January 15, 2019 at 8:00 AM

    What have you done today? What did you achieve yesterday? Do you take on a can-do spirit when you’re challenged? Or are you huddled up in your comfy chair deeply immersed in a movie or playing a game on your electronic device to avoid the challenge?

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