A Powerful Mind

By Jen | August 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

So, I’m at the gym, really just to get my time in so I get charged less. My company does a promotional thing where if I go four times in a month, they’ll pay a huge chunk of the monthly bill. If I don’t, well, that works too because then I can’t eat for the…

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Fresh Words, Old Story

God does do “new things” like give creative ideas for helping people, reaching them with the gospel and stretching our faith and thinking. He knows the warfare strategy of shock and awe, and gives fresh words to encourage us. He challenges each generation, and doesn’t ignore current culture. However, with that said, He also doesn’t…
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I was a gifted and intelligent child who excelled in academics and creative endeavors. Somewhere along the way, I learned not to compete but to get by. My parents modeled for me their own dysfunctional coping mechanisms, and so I also learned that charm and/or sympathy could garner an acceptable level of mediocre success. I…
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On September 3rd of this year, I began a 45 day transformation challenge. Am I taking this seriously? hmm. Ok, I sign up for these things and tell myself, this is it. You’re going to go for broke! You can do this. And I know I can. But often times, I just don’t. I have…
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If you’ve spent any time surfing the web or researching your niche or blog article, then you know firsthand that there is a lot of noise out there. I don’t know about you but it leads me to brain fog. I start getting really weary of what I do for a living. Add to that…
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The fear of failure and the fear of success are very real, and the only way to overcome is to do it afraid. “The secret to getting ahead is getting started”  – Mark Twain   I mean get started! Started is better than perfect!   I’m sorry to yell, but this is a big deal.…
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The Best Tip Ever: Set 3 Goals Every Morning

Ok, we all know we want to accomplish things in our lives. We’ve all sat down at the end of a long day and felt the heaviness wash over us as we wonder what we really got done today. We’ve looked in the mirror and saw a body neglected or gotten that bad report from…
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Every WordPress site uses a theme or template. These are pre-coded and designed so that theoretically all you have to do is download or install the theme into your WordPress site, activate it and suddenly you have your new site! WordPress comes pre-loaded with some standard templates, and these are pretty good starting points for…
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I read a lot of blogs. A lot of blogs about blogging. Here I am with my big a** iPad Pro reading a blog about, you guessed it, blogging. I love blogging because it is an amazing opportunity for people to express themselves and earn money with something they are passionate about. I love the…
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with a flair for the drsmatic i decide to write on Tom Hanks’ Hanx Writer App. It’s amazing really. I love the feedbsck of the keys. Takes me bsck ti typing class on our msnusl typewriters. I’m deliberwtely lesving my mistakes so everyone will know hiw horrible my typing rewlly is. Of course, the keyboard…
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After 20+ years working in Web design, I got to attend my first “web design” conference. I’ve been to several conferences on varying topics over the years, but never one solely focused on the specifics of what I do as a designer. When I saw one was being held in New York City, I jumped…
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It’d be so easy to forget, just slide into the warm waters of numbness, a welcome temptation that presents at every turn, but my spirit knows better and doesn’t give me peace. When you struggle with depression, it can feel like it takes too much energy to feel. The temptation is to close off and…
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