Intentional Living

Wholehearted Living: Knowing Your Shame Triggers

June 24, 2014
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Right in the moment, my knees go weak. Then later my brain fixates on what happened and won’t let go. Brené Brown says our physical reaction to shame is much the same as our reaction to trauma. When I first heard Brené talk about shame, I didn’t think I’d relate. My life is pretty straightforward right now […]

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My Life Is Going to Be So Much Bigger than My Wedding Day

June 10, 2014
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This week, when this couple’s dream wedding almost got preempted by the fire department, their photographer snapped these gorgeous photos that have since gone viral. Being the wedding-loving, photo-devouring female that I am, I followed the story around various news sites, and gradually, I noticed the reporters using a common phrase. A phrase that never sits quite right with me. […]

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Work is Love Made Visible

April 4, 2014
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I referenced this quote in Tuesday’s post, For the Days When You Lose, and since it has been on my mind all week, I put together this little graphic. Such wise words. You’re doing a great work, ladies! We’ve got family coming into town, so we’re sure to have some beautiful adventures outdoors this weekend. […]

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Creating a Vision Board for Your Life (Part 2)

March 7, 2014
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Two Fridays ago, I talked at Mom 4 Real about how to create a vision board for your life. Today I wanted to share more about the most recent vision board I made, in hopes that it gets you thinking about what you’d put on your own. :) A vision board is a visual representation […]

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5 “Honorable Mention” TED Talks for Purposeful Women

March 5, 2014
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Because I just can’t leave well enough alone… Because I am apparently trying to convert the world to TED talks… Because I hope you love this stuff as much as I do… Five more talks! If you missed my initial post last week, check out 12 Must-See Ted Talks for Purposeful Women. The five I’m sharing today […]

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It’s Okay to Not Be Okay

March 3, 2014
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I didn’t know she was coming. I wiped tears from my face and waved my hands a few times in front of my eyes to help dry them. Then I opened the door.   All around me, I hear women hint at the difficult things they’re going through. They are tired of parenting solo; they feel […]

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12 Must-See TED Talks for Purposeful Women

February 25, 2014
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When my husband first started cueing TED talks for us, I’d try to convince him to go for Modern Family instead. But it wasn’t long before I caught on. A TED talk means you are twenty minutes away from feeling like you can do amazing things. I’ve spent a lot of time narrowing it down, […]

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