Family stories in general have an amazing effect on self-esteem.  They provide a sense of belonging and purpose.  In addition, stories and messages given specifically to one person can be a sweet boost of confidence and a dose of self-assurance...
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This week’s guest for the Real Life, Real Passion podcast is one of our fabulous contributors, Miss Jennifer Wise. We talked about her passion for memory keeping how it can help tell stories and make connections throughout the generations. A few...
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We celebrate lots of little and big things in life:  birthdays, graduations, anniversaries, vacations, reunions, new babies, new jobs, and old friends.  Celebrations are often milestones, and they are as much a part of your family story as they are...
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Today’s post was written for Lori Jackson’s blog Choosing Wisdom. Learning and Teaching is One of the Greatest Services We Can Give There are few things more impactful than a teacher. And not just any teacher, a great teacher. Great...
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This week’s guest for Real Life, Real Passion is the talented Michelle Zollinger Tams. Michelle was our guest on episode 12 of the Real Life, Real Passion podcast. We talked about her passion for creating and about giving yourself permission to...
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Welcome to episode twelve of the Real Life, Real Passion podcast. Today our guest is the talented Michelle Zollinger Tams. Michelle is a loved member of the community with a strong sense of spiritual identity, an infectious positive attitude, and...
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I have followed Jeff Goins at Goins, Writer for several years, and he has become great mentor. I have read a number of his books and I have taken a few of his online courses. Today, I am excited to...
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One of the few things every single person on this earth has in common with each other is that we all experience loss.  It’s not something we enjoy, and it can be something difficult to talk or even think about,...
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  • Help Hope Grow
This spring my daughter and I decided to plant a flower garden. This was not to be just the typical garden filled with store-bought seedlings.  Rather, we wanted our garden to flourish with plants we had nurtured from seeds. Moving...
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How often do you hear the word “connectivity” these days?  There are certainly some advantages of being connected to the world wide web and being connected to friends and family through technology.  But being “connected” nowadays seems to result in...
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