personal values

a photo of a handprinted mandala with a butterfly in the center created by Justine Ickes copyright 2022

How to be merry all year long!

Did you know that “merry” comes from an Old German word for “slow” or “leisurely”?  I know! Not the vibe we typically associate with the end of the year, right? In the holiday hoopla, we forget all too easily that relaxing, reminiscing, savoring moments alone or with family and friends, and simply BEING are what give us energy.  Nature takes breaks and so can – and so should – we!  So, as this …

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a quote by author Karen Blixen that says "We must leave out mark on life while we have it in our power."

What are you doing here?

What did you come here to do? In other words, what’s your life purpose?⁣⁣Not sure? ⁣⁣Here are some ways to find out:⁣⁣* Help other people. – Studies have shown that being of service can help you feel a sense of purpose. ⁣⁣* Seek feedback. – Ask people what they think of when you enter their …

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