What Not To Do On a Hike

This was the third time we'd hiked this trail, and I was not really paying attention to how far we’d gone, when we crossed a little creek.

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Are you stuck?

It’s human to get stuck. It happens to everyone. When we get stuck, we have a fixed mindset. Do you have a fixed mindset or a growth mindset?

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How to have the best summer ever

Summer goes by so fast. We blink, and it’s Labor Day, and we’re left wondering where the summer went. In past years, I’ve felt a little sadness, even regret, at not getting to do something that summer, because I just ran out of time.

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Forgiving – It’s not what you think

This article might bend your brain a little bit, but please stay with me to the end, and it will come together. So that we’re all on the same page, let’s start with the definition of the word forgive. Think about what it means to forgive someone. What do you do? What do you say? How do you act or behave? The most common definition of the word forgive, Google tells us is: “to stop feeling angry or resentful towards (someone) for an offense, flaw, or mistake.” Think about that. To forgive means to stop feeling angry or resentful. That’s all. That’s the only requirement for forgiveness to happen. This is really powerful to understand.

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What exactly is “thanks”?

Hello everyone! I am so happy I’m writing for the ECHO again! I have so much to share with you. Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and I want to take a look at what it’s all about with new eyes and understanding. Don’t worry. I’m not going to give a treatise on the origin of our Thanksgiving holiday. Today, I want to talk about thanksgiving. Yes, that’s thanksgiving with a lowercase T. I want to talk about feeling thankful, grateful, appreciation and abundance. But before you groan and go read something else, stick with me. You might be surprised.

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Winter’s Sun: It Was Luxurious, Even Delicious

We often pay attention to the small negative aspects of life rather than to all the many wonderful things we have going on.

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