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Why Grateful People Are Happy People: Guest Post by Wendy de Jong

Do you ever wonder why grateful people are happy people? Well, you are in for a treat today as my friend Wendy de Jong who blogs at “The Gratfulist“ shares with us some nuggets of truth about gratitude.  I love the tools she leaves us with to start a gratitude practice. She continually inspires me with her words to want to live a life that starts with being thankful. ...

Honored to Be Nominated for the Liebster Award

I have a heart full of gratitude to Esther Dorotik for nominating me for the Liebster Award!   What an excellent way to kick off a month of thankfulness.

Liebster Award Nomination – Pay It Forward I have a heart full of gratitude to Esther Dorotik for nominating me for the Liebster Award!   What an excellent way to kick off a month of thankfulness. I am absolutely honored to be chosen. Thank you, Esther. I knew the first time I visited Chosen and Cherished I would love it.  Right on the front page of her website, she has a beautiful picture with my favorite words “Be Still.”  Esther has a...

Calm My Anxious Heart: How God Enabled Me to Trust: Guest Post by Julie Loos

Being still is hard, but when you have an anxiety disorder, your mind is always going. Asking an anxious person to be still is an oxymoron.

Do you have an anxious heart or trouble being still? Today I want you to meet, Julie Loos, a friend of mine who blogs over at Unmasking the Mess. She brings us a fresh perspective as she shares what it is like to be still in the midst of anxiety. She is my hero when she states her disorder has been a blessing. We all can take away some useful tips from her wise words. Thank you, Julie....

How to Free the Mind and Have More Peace

When was the last time you felt free? Where you allowed your mind to take an uninterrupted break and just be in the present moment?

When was the last time you felt free? Where you allowed your mind to take an uninterrupted break and just be in the present moment? Arriving in a place where striving stops, and you just start being. Do you even know how to free the mind and have more peace? Ponder with me for a minute, what comes to mind when you think of feeling free? Is the wind whipping through your hair? Is it your list all checked off?...