Saturday, April 28, 2012

"Your Children want YOU!"

"The Power of Moms" website is a collection of everything related to the up's and down's, of being a mom.  The site offers learning tools, podcasts, workshops, articles, and a free subscription to their weekly newsletter.

Recently, author April Perry wrote a posting that has received over 800 positive comments from women who can completely relate to the feeling of needing to be a perfect mom. If you are feeling discouraged,  there is not enough time in the day, inadequate, and have not yet read this article, you should right now!!

Here is a small sample, but do visit: "Your Children want YOU!"

"There’s this crazy phenomenon going on right now. Good, devoted mothers get on Pinterest . . . and blogs . . . and Facebook . . . and Twitter . . . and then they flip through parenting magazines and TV channels (full of advertisements and media hype) . . . and they’re convinced they’re not enough.
and unless their garden parties are thematically accessorized with butterfly lanterns,
They’re convinced that everyone else has magnetic, alphabetized spice containers, 
and they’re wearing the latest fashions (in a size two, of course), there’s no point in even showing up for the day.
Last Saturday, this happened to me...."

Rid Yourself of Daily Fears

"Don't move the way FEAR makes you move."
Move the way LOVE makes you move."


Remember, love and fear are opposites. You cannot feel them both at the same time or in the same space. To rid yourself of those daily fears, submerse yourself in love.  

How do you do it? First love others by serving them. Second, find something you love about yourself. Third, surround yourself by positive people who enjoy experiencing true love in their life. 

As your heart expands in love, it pushes out the fear. Feel love, trust love. 

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Divorce Rates

Currently in the United States, the average for 1st marriages to end in divorce is over 50%. However, 75% of those divorced will re-marry in 3-5 years.

Those who are on their 2nd or 3rd marriages risk a 62-68% chance of ending their marriage in divorce.

The two main reasons why divorce rates for 2nd-3rd marriages are high:

1). Couples are dealing with un-resolved baggage. They often times are repeating the same mistakes from their previous relationships.

2). Many of the couples lack good conflict resolution skills.  Often times, additional conflict comes with blending families in the best of circumstances.

Have you divorced and then re-married? What kinds of things are you doing to help 
protect and safeguard your marriage?

Friday, April 20, 2012

You are in Control of YOUR Life

You are in control of your life.
No one else.

There is not another person who can control how you feel, how you respond to things, or how you act. No one can make you mad, make you cry, or guilt you into something.

Every minute of every day, we are faced with things that are out of our control, but how you choose to handle them, is always in your control.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Love vs Fear

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012


"FORGIVENESS is not something we do for OTHER PEOPLE.
We do it for OURSELVES

Forgiveness is one of the first steps into healing. Forgiving someone for hurting you may or may not change your circumstances, but it will free your heart allowing you to heal and ultimately move forward. 

Forgiveness is something we can incorporate into our daily lives... like putting on our shoes before we go out the door each day. If we consciously forgive someone each day our relationships will improve and spirits will be lighter. 

When thinking of forgiving someone, we usually think of the big hurts, but we can forgive for the little hurts too. Forgive someone who annoyed you, the driver of the car who cut you off, the friend who forgot to call, or the harsh tone someone used with you that day. 

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