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The power of determination

The power of determination

Grit, that’s what it used to be called. Simple, down right grit. Basic determination to go from point A to point B, regardless of the obstacles we encounter. Grit is defined as “courage and resolve; strength of character”. Being determined is much like being passionate about something. We’re often determined in our personal lives. We’re determined to help our children…

Easy to Say, Hard to Do

Easy to Say, Hard to Do

Don’t we often find that old saying ‘easier said than done’ so true? What in life isn’t just that? The reality is if we want it we should be willing to put in the hard work to do it. Change is hard, scary and often the outcome is unknown. Dedication to working hard to get to an uncertain outcome isn’t…

Life Recipes

Life recipes… We all follow recipes when we cook, we follow directions to build things and we follow instructions at work. So, what about life? No recipes, directions or instructions to follow often leads us feeling a bit lost! Once upon a time we lived in a world with connecting yards, victory gardens and front porches. Sunday school followed by…

Dealing with change

Dealing with change

One of the hardest things for us in life can be change. Our comfort zones are a result of our fear of change and quite possibly failure within those changes. I find there are two general types of change: forced change and chosen change. Forced change can be a layoff from a job or a death, these types of things…

Financial Stress

Financial Stress

We all encounter times of financial stress. Money is an intricate part of our daily lives and social expectations can exacerbate the pressure. When we find ourselves in financial stress it can often feel like hopeless. It’s not. Examining how this happened can often be a great starting point. Was there a job change? Another life change? A crisis of…

Empowerment

Many of us struggle with moments of feeling helpless. It can be a very frustrating feeling. You want to move forward or grow in some way but feel somehow unable to, that it may not matter, may not make a difference and so on. That’s where finding ways to empower yourself will start the momentum. Empowerment grows as you continue…