My Sister’s Journey Through Life Inspires Me to Embrace the World

Last year, my younger sister visited Peru with friends to make the trek to Machu Picchu. Located in the Andes Mountains, Machu Picchu was declared a Peruvian Historic Sanctuary in 1981 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. I learned about my sister’s adventure only a few days before she left, which is typical of the way she likes to roll.

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I Want a Winter Wonderland Christmas

As a kid, my world was pretty small. I was oblivious to the challenges of the weather, the hectic schedules my parents were juggling, the treacherous road conditions my father drove in every day to and from work to keep us in new coats, ice skates, and hot chocolate. Yet, even with a rational, adult knowledge of the realities of that time, I’m still drawn by the tug of nostalgia …

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Are You Giving Out the Wrong Signal?

Ever find yourself saying or doing things that send the wrong signal? It may not be intentional, but deep down, you know it’s not who you really are. Agreeing to attend an event, join a club, or organize a social function when none of those things interest you sends a conflicting message to others …

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Switch Your Life In A New Direction

I remember one particular Christmas from my youth when my brother received a train set. My father thought he was old enough, and building the layout would give them time to spend together …

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Getting Back in Sync

Have you ever felt out of sync with the universe? It’s the sense that something, or everything, isn’t quite right. You might feel edgy, or depressed, or unclear about yourself and the future …

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What Does Your Tomorrow Look Like?

Not an easy question to answer. Yesterday, you didn’t know what today would bring. Yet every day, we make decisions—choices—that will make our tomorrows better, worse, or leave them exactly the same …

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The Calm In the Storm

Recently, my husband and I were getting ready to return home after a weekend business trip. After packing our bags and loading the car for the drive, we decided to check out the free breakfast included with the hotel room. We found the basic “continental” selections—donuts, sweet rolls, and coffee—offered little in healthy choices …

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Look For the Thorn

We meet them every day—people who are unhappy, unfriendly, rude, and sometimes, downright mean. Approaching others from a perch of arrogance and entitlement, they view life with a dismal perspective, often living a distorted sense of reality. We tend to avoid these unpleasant souls …

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Sifting Through the Noise

The other day my husband and I were listening to a podcast about transformation. The host and his guest discussed many aspects of how this concept affects our lives emotionally, physically, and spiritually. There was a lot of ground to cover …

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jill reid kitchen spirit founder and curator of kitchen spirit health and fitness websiteJill Reid is the founder of  Kitchen Spirit, a health & fitness site, and Pathway to Personal Growth –  tips & strategies on self-improvement, personal growth, and living longer and stronger through positive lifestyle choices.

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