Unlocking Happiness in Your Life
by Lori Girard on May 28th, 2015
Happiness is the treasure…but where’s the map?  How do I get there? How can I stay there longer, get there quicker?  Once found, where are the keys?  Here are 10 Keys to enjoying true happiness - long-term.
It’s NOT a secret… Happiness IS a place of rest and joy you CAN discover and live in.  There are a few secrets though that as we allow them to be revealed, and we decide to live out those princ

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Don't Just Think it... INK it!
by Lori Girard on February 7th, 2015
​WRITE DOWN YOUR GOALS... Unless you write them down, goals are often lost in the shuffle and excitement of new problems & challenges.
I have been impacted so strongly by this recently as I just came across a sheet where I had brainstormed & written down all the things that really mattered to me, where I wanted to have the most impact & ideas about my new future.
About 5 years ago I found myse

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Create and Re-invent
by Lori Girard on February 1st, 2015
What are you creating?  We constantly are creating.  We were created.  Our lives were given to us by the Creator to create our own unique story.  Each day we have an opportunity to create something new for ourselves and those around us.  
Chapters, paragraphs, sentences, words & punctuation!  Each day is an opportunity to start a new chapter. (sometimes sooooo thankful for the opportunity to start
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Kindness is Cheap
by Lori Girard on January 31st, 2015
Kindness is cheap…costs so little yet yields so much. 

I have been challenged.  Challenged by a little book called The 10 second Rule.   Challenged to be kind and sometimes do the unexpected and the inconvenient.   Or rather - do the unexpected and inconvenient more often than sometimes.  Maybe all the time.  

Imagine that.

What a great day that would be!!  Oh... and be kind right away... within the

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Dream Big
by Lori Girard on January 15th, 2015
Big Dreams bring adventure, challenge, excitement, fun, & maybe a little disapointment at times!  Nevertheless, dreaming BIG is always worth it because we grow and learn and accomplish great things.  Whether it's a great thing deep inside our character or a great thing that impacts and influences others... it's still totally worth the risk.
Dreaming BIG is risky - yup, requires us to think bigger t
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Enjoy Life
by Lori Girard on January 13th, 2015
Breathe -  purposely breathe-in life.  You are alive... that is a huge source of joy!
As I travel throughout my life, the ups and downs... the surprises & challenges, I have found that gratefulness brings joy, it truly does.  I know that in the middle of a mess, it's hard to see the joy.  In the middle of grief and tears, it's hard to feel joy.  But being grateful for healing and friends and lif

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by Lori Girard on January 2nd, 2015
It’s an awesome thing to give & live a life of giving.  As much as this might require a lot at times and throw a little selfless-ness in there…the reward is JOY. (and we all can use a little more JOY!)  Each one of these is an extension of our love for others.  Transform your little world by giving.   Allow giving to surprise you.  I also challenge you just to give… not expecting reward.  And - oh...  Read More
Fear Not
by Lori Girard on December 30th, 2014
Or better said; "Feel the fear and do it anyway!"  Because if we are honest, being fearless - doesn't mean we don't feel fear - we are really pushing through the fear and 'doing it scared'. THAT is awesome!  We have all done it.  Just gotta do it some more!  So join me... erase fear and live successfully in whatever you are meant to do and be!
Fear is such an interesting emotion & often prevents u

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Challenge Yourself!
by Lori Girard on November 15th, 2014
 Why does Working out always feel hard ?
Exercise is work. It elevates your heart rate, makes you somewhat breathless, and causes your muscles to burn. It's tiring—sometimes exhausting.
Yes, exercise does get easier with time, but it will never be "easy." If it were easy, it wouldn’t be exercise.

​You see, beyond just getting your body  moving (which is great but will only get you so far), exerci

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Be Kind
by Lori Girard on February 23rd, 2014
Kindness... so impactful and life changing at times!  Think of how an act of kindness makes you feel.  Grateful, valued, special, relieved, not alone, wanted, encouraged, perhaps un-deserving or surprised.  It's just good.

The world has talked a lot of 'Random Acts of Kindness'  or 'Paying it Forward'.  Have you manged to insert that practice into your everyday life?  I havn't quite mastered a cons

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