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Hologram

No More Hollow Space

I have been listening to the book, “Sea of Tranquility” by Emily St. John Mandel, and there is a passage set in the future where the characters are communicating as holograms. They are in the “holo” space. I think the narrator is saying “holo” space, as in short for hologram space, but to me, it…

Your Best Self

Your Best Self

Whenever I am trying to motivate myself to do something, I think, “What would my best self do in this moment?” If I ask this question often enough, I make better choices and become a better version of myself. If I ever get to the pearly gates, I do not want Saint Peter to show…

Thinker

What Happened v. What You Think Happened

When my girls were in Girl Scouts and I was their leader, we were working on a badge—I cannot remember exactly what the badge was, but the point is that it was something about noticing things around you. We met in our house, so at one meeting, I had my son run into the room…

2022_09_05 Just Show Up

Just Show Up

How many times have you felt like not doing something you knew you should do? So many times, I have not wanted to work out, but I showed up at the gym and I had a great workout. So many times, I did not want to go to church, but I went anyway and heard…

Rebelling

What Are You Rebelling Against?

It seems to me that everyone is rebelling against something. In my teens it was conformity to my parents’ rules. Although now, thank God for those rules—they kept me in check and taught me boundaries and how to obey and how to succeed. In my 20s, I was working on Capitol Hill and rebelling against…

Getting from A to Z

Getting from A to Z

I have been thinking a lot lately about progress. When I set my mind to something, I want to only move forward and never backwards. But it never turns out that way. It seems that for every step forward, I take two steps back. When I am trying to eat healthfully, I do well for…

Energy and Movement

Energy and Movement

I had a very exciting event this past Saturday—I ran in a local 5K and WON MY AGE GROUP (50-59)! I was so happy when I crossed the finish line. At least I was when I could catch my breath. It was hot and humid—just what you would expect when you are smack dab in…

Message

Turn Your Mess Into a Message

“Turn your mess into a message.” I have heard this phrase before, but for some reason, when I heard it on a podcast recently, it really resonated with me. The people with the strongest and most inspiring messages are usually the ones who had to go through some sort of mess, problem, or dysfunction to…

Decision Ice Cream

The moment of decision is the moment we all must learn to master. We constantly have to make choices, so we must learn to master the moment of decision when it arises. One way I have done this is by thinking of my future self and how I will feel based on this decision. For…

No Challenge No Change

No Challenge? No Change.

It is so easy to slip into complacency and float along doing the same things over and over again. We stay in the same dead-end jobs, go to the same restaurants, and do same workout routine every time we hit the gym. I have done this so many times in my life that I have…