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Dec

14

2017

Why I Needed to Have a Bad Day

A number of  years ago I was having a particularly horrible, edgy day. I was angry at everyone, and everything around me. Even things that weren’t all that bad felt intolerable. I don’t even know what originally set me off, but I was totally out of emotional control. And then the final straw: doggie poop … Continue reading Why I Needed to Have a Bad Day

Dec

6

2017

And Along Came a Spider

A Hardship is always a blessing in disguise. Pay attention to how it “moves” you. Some time ago my eleven year-old daughter came home from orchestra practice simply devastated. She had been the first to arrive, and as the others filed in, nobody chose to sit by her. She sat at the edge of the … Continue reading And Along Came a Spider

Dec

1

2017

What we do to ourselves sometimes can’t be undone on our own

I was visiting my in-laws one evening when I signed in to my Facebook account and saw this post on my newsfeed. It was from my 18-year-old son. He said: I just walked past my parent’s room and heard my 4 year old sister Sarah crying. My parents are gone so I thought she was … Continue reading What we do to ourselves sometimes can’t be undone on our own

Nov

16

2017

Keeping my Eyes on the Horizon

We were newlyweds of only one year. My husband and I decided to drive twelve hours to attend a conference which would help us start a business. Tensions were high because we couldn’t afford the trip, and our disagreements left us both feeling hurt and misunderstood. Because of a previous accident the year before, I … Continue reading Keeping my Eyes on the Horizon

Sep

4

2017

#28: Parenting Principles Preview

Parenting can be hard!  So when difficult behaviors wreak havoc on the family, you might just need a few more tools in the toolbox. Finding the core principles that govern success in any area of life is absolutely key to succeeding in that area, and what you’ll find on this podcast is no exception. This … Continue reading #28: Parenting Principles Preview

Sep

4

2017

#28: Parenting Principles Preview

Parenting can be hard!  So when difficult behaviors wreak havoc on the family, you might just need a few more tools in the toolbox. Finding the core principles that govern success in any area of life is absolutely key to succeeding in that area, and what you’ll find on this podcast is no exception. This … Continue reading #28: Parenting Principles Preview

Aug

31

2017

Adversity and Unifying the Family

Back when all my kids still lived at home: Tonight was our weekly family night, an evening set aside to spend time with the kids and improve our family relationships through activities and instruction. However, more often than we’d like, it’s actually the only family argument to open and close with prayer (as songwriter Michael … Continue reading Adversity and Unifying the Family

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Aug

30

2017

Adversity and Unifying the Family

Back when all my kids still lived at home: Journal Entry 2008: Tonight was our weekly family night, an evening set aside to spend time with the kids and improve our family relationships through activities and instruction. However, more often than we’d like, it’s actually the only family argument to open and close with prayer … Continue reading Adversity and Unifying the Family

Aug

16

2017

They All Have Angels

Depression had gripped me throughout my second pregnancy. I was thrilled to be expecting another baby, but the hormones seemed to be causing some kind of imbalance that made it difficult for me to feel the happiness. When the time came, labor was long and complicated. By the time my son came into the world, … Continue reading They All Have Angels

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Aug

15

2017

They All Have Angels

Depression had gripped me throughout my second pregnancy. I was thrilled to be expecting another baby, but the hormones made it difficult for me to feel the happiness. When the time came, labor was long and complicated. By the time my son came into the world, I was too exhausted to celebrate his arrival. For … Continue reading They All Have Angels

Aug

9

2017

When Someone Steps on Your Hair

“Leaning into” your problem is less painful than pretending it doesn’t exist. One afternoon as I was playing with my kids, my sweet little two year-old stepped on my hair. The instant I felt the pain, I pulled away to get out from under her little feet. It was my instantaneous reaction, albeit not very … Continue reading When Someone Steps on Your Hair

Aug

7

2017

Surviving a Faith Crisis

I had my own faith crisis a few years ago. When I found myself with more questions than I had answers, I felt like the earth had fallen out from beneath my feet for a time. But then ultimately I decided to focus and reflect back on some of the answers I had already received … Continue reading Surviving a Faith Crisis

Jul

26

2017

Speeding up the Prosperity Process

As described in Hidden Treasures, the seventh law is the Law of Gender/Gestation. In a nutshell, it states that every seed in nature has a specific and finite gestation period before it reaches maturity. Our dream-seeds also have a finite gestation period, and must be held with belief, and nourished until they have sprouted and … Continue reading Speeding up the Prosperity Process

Jul

9

2017

Talking to teens

An actual message to one of my teenagers who was complaining too much about his responsibilities: You’re doing so well in so many areas. But it saddens me that you blame dad when you don’t feel like doing your duties. You’re old enough to govern yourself, so govern yourself or be governed. If you were … Continue reading Talking to teens

Jul

5

2017

Shoes, a ring, seashells, and $5000

Did you know? The part of your brain that helps you achieve your goals, ISN’T the same part of your brain that sets the goals. I explain this in more detail in this video, where I talk about the subconscious mind and how it helps you (or keeps you from!) achieving your goals. But there … Continue reading Shoes, a ring, seashells, and $5000

Nov

23

2016

Grateful for… Everything?

What would happen if you could feel grateful for EVERYTHING?
Is it even possible to feel grateful for everything? The fact is, feeling good about your problems literally activates certain laws of success for happier outcomes.
And who doesn’t want happier outcomes?
I talked about the following just two weeks ago, but this piece merits a repeat:
When you change how you feel, the nature of your surroundings begins to shift ever so slightly. People begin to respond to you differently. Someone who may not have had two words for you before may suddenly feel compelled to talk with you,… Read more

Sep

14

2016

Unseen Help

there is unseen help. When your goal is detailed and clear, the help stays on task with maximum efficiency.
I love the idea that there is unseen help available when you set out to accomplish a difficult goal. However, there are things you must do, or you may never see EVIDENCE of that help.
I know you’ve probably heard this before, but one of those things is writing your goal down.
I thought I already understood this. In fact, I had been teaching seminars on that very concept for a decade. But then I learned a very expensive lesson.
In … Read more

Aug

24

2016

The THOUGHTS That Count

If we could conduct a scientific experiment with all the variables perfectly controlled where two people with the same upbringing, with the same experiences, with the same DNA and everything else were thrown the very same challenge…
…their circumstances and results from that point on would be different from each other – depending on the thoughts they chose in the face of that challenge.
Now, I can’t prove it. But I know it’s true. I’ve seen a very real and strong connection between the thoughts I choose and the results I get.
So knowing this, I try to choose empowering… Read more

Mar

30

2016

How Rude I Was (Or Was I?)

Prosperity is built on faith. It requires thinking truth in spite of appearances and making decisions based on the images of one’s dreams, over and above the state of perceived reality. The truth is that there is only abundance in this world. However, perceptions often get in the way of individuals being able to see that truth.
Let me share a recent experience to illustrate:
One Saturday night my husband and I returned home late from an event. As usual, we each went to our desks to check email one last time before hitting the sack. Coincidentally, his office was… Read more

Nov

24

2015

Genius Bootcamp Ticket Winner Announced

First of all, let me start by saying that we want to see ALL of you attend Genius Bootcamp!
Many thanks to each of you who expressed interest in attending December 3-5 this year.
Before I announce the winner, I want to share with you that the responses fell into a few different categories:
* Those who just sort of hoped for it
* Those who desperately needed it, and
* Those who claimed to deserve it
Our winner stood out because she didn’t really fall into any of these categories.
If you’d like to get a powerful new perspective… Read more