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6 Simple Steps to Reach Your Goals

6 Simple Steps to Reach Your Goals

  So many of us set resolutions on January 1 and, sadly, give them up before the end of the month. Our expectations do not turn into reality. There is an art to setting achievable and relevant goals. Why not make it easy? Let's look at the 6 simple steps to reach...

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What To Do When Holidays Hurt

What To Do When Holidays Hurt

    HOLIDAYS CAN HURT Twenty-two years later, holidays still hurt. Close friends invited us for dinner last week. The invitation warmed our hearts because both friends are teachers. If you are a teacher, you understand...

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Tragedy’s Treasures Gets a Facelift

Tragedy’s Treasures Gets a Facelift

  So many of us set resolutions on January 1 and, sadly, give them up before the end of the month. Our expectations do not turn into reality. There is an art to setting achievable and relevant goals. Let's look at the 6 steps to reach your goals! First, before we...

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7 Reasons to Smile

7 Reasons to Smile

7 Reasons to Smile Before we dive into the seven reasons to smile and how to get inspired to smile more, let's admit there are times we DON'T FEEL LIKE SMILING! OK, I know you’ve had one …a morning when nothing goes right, and it's impossible to smile! The alarm...

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I Choose Joy…First Step

I Choose Joy…First Step

I CHOOSE JOY... FIRST STEP   What is the first step in finding more joy? Is gratitude step one, and does it lead us to joy? Or is joy first to make it easier to have gratitude? It’s like the chicken and the egg question...which came first? The egg question even...

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How to Choose Joy

How to Choose Joy

HOW TO CHOOSE JOY You mean I have to choose joy? Isn't it an automatic response like feeling happy or sad?  It's easy and FUN to be joyful when I am happy. But, it is tough to create when I'm not!   HOW TO CHOOSE JOY WHEN IT IS TOUGH Ok, I admit...lately I have...

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About Karyn

About Karyn

Karyn Almendarez writes to encourage and inspire you to unlock your hope, joy, and wellness. She is an author, blogger, retired teacher, wife, mother, and grandmother. She shares her faith and the tools which helped her move forward after losing a sixteen-year-old son in an early morning car accident, and, more recently, a breast cancer diagnosis.

 

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