Five Lessons Learned from 2020

5 lessons from 2020

With the dawn of a new year, a healthy practice is looking back before looking forward. I took time for a review over the last few weeks and summarized it into my five lessons learned from 2020. Our choices impact many others. If we didn’t already understand this, a very contagious pandemic made it abundantly …

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A Word, a Plan, & a Prayer to Transform a Year

a word, a plan, a prayer to transform

While doing some year end reflection and planning, to my surprise, I discovered a word, a plan, and a prayer to wrap up a year unlike any other. I sense these three things will also help me begin next year well. The last few years I’ve been prompted to do some year end reflections and …

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20 Books for 2020

2020 favorite books

If you’re wondering what to read next, I present 20 books for 2020! As you may recall,  I returned to a joy habit of reading more last year. As 2020 unfolded in craziness, I didn’t read (or listen to audio books) as much as I anticipated. But I did find some phenomenal books this year …

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Manage Distractions with a New Habit

Distractions hamper our habits, mess with our memory, and can steal our joy. That’s the bad news. The good news is we can manage distractions with a new habit! The real culprit of getting off track with habits or why we walked into a room is our response to internal and external stimuli. Distractions aren’t …

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Returning to a Joy Habit Part 2: Notable Non-fiction

Good habits create joy, memories, and momentum. Last year, returning to a joy habit of reading more did just that. Last week, we discussed my fiction faves. But most of my reading is non-fiction (although I’m hoping for more balance this year.) It was more difficult to pare down this list, so let’s get to …

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