Saturday Sips: Encourage the dreamers

encourage dreamers

    I recently wrote about giving your children the freedom to dream and shared an interview I had done with a young man who wished to become a Navy SEAL. Being a parent of any child is difficult, especially when they choose a goal that is challenging, takes a great deal of courage, and […]

Saturday Sips: Smile for the camera!

smile for the camera

It’s summertime, which means family gatherings, fun in the sun, and lots and lots of pictures. What’s that? You’re bad in back of the camera snapping the shutter, and you look awful in front of the camera? Fear not! I have practical tips and insight for you today, of course, that will help you capture […]

What does being brave look like?

being brave

There are more definitions of bravery than there are shades of grass and colors of the sky. My idea of bravery is quite different from that of a Navy SEAL, which is a world apart from being a cold call, door-to-door salesman. While I may think I want to be unafraid in ways like them, […]

5 Steps to reduce stress this Christmas season

5 simple steps to less stressful Christmas

Let’s do a quick test. In the next few, short weeks: Several people will surprise you with gifts, and you have none for them. You discover you have double-booked yourself—more than once—for holiday events. You will learn on Christmas morning you will be hosting ten additional guests for dinner that night. If these thoughts make […]

Got encouragement?
Time to give and receive: It’s a linkup!

Bahamas(Coco Cay)

As we approach the final days before Christmas, I hope you are slowing down, letting go, asking for help, and especially taking time for the important and not just the urgent. To help you find those sweet and savory spaces of rest, relaxation and encouragement, I have put together a list that includes a variety […]

Winter doldrum breakout

stowell sledders 1993?

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome. Anne Bradstreet   For some of us living in the Northeast, the long, dark days of winter can be a formidable force. Sometimes it seems like we’ll never again […]

Web Roundup-Fun with Photography

Image by Kim Hall, Design by Leslie Hall

The holidays are behind us and the kids have returned to school, but here in the northeast we will have days of deep cold or big snowfalls in the coming months. That often means the kids are home for a day and possibly bored. That also means there is an opportunity for some digital photography […]

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