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Recognizing the need to belong.

This is a week of connection, relationships, and gathering.  Whether with friends or family, we all hold the need to connect, love, and be loved.   Life is not a Hallmark movie (as nice as that may sound)… our relationships can be messy and challenging, but they’re Ours.  Embrace the people in your life.  Don’t […]

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Be a friend to yourself.

Today, pay attention to your thoughts. Any time you catch yourself in negative self talk, stop immediately. Don’t let that tape play. It’s Friday. Life is good. You deserve a day of fun, light-heartedness and self love. Do something that makes you smile. Today we embrace the goodness of life. So let your heart sing! […]

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This is why we are here.

  You know the friends that time doesn’t touch? I got to spend my evening with such friends last night. What a wonderful reminder of the power of friendship. Relationships are why we’re here. You can have all the money in the world, but it won’t fill your heart and soul like friendship. Take a […]

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Girl power.

  I was reminded of the power of girlfriends last night. There is something quite magical about the bond between women friends. Somehow, we can go months and even years and pick up right where we left off. Healing occurs, laughter takes over and when you leave the evening, you somehow feel like you just […]

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To create a fire, we need a spark.

When we receive encouragement and emotional support from those around us, life gets easier. We feel like we’re on the right path. We’re worthy. We’re liked. And from that place, we can accomplish miracles. Instead of judging or cutting someone down today, be a spark of hope. Be the encourager in the room. Emerge Positive® […]

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People matter most.

  We strive to be the best we can be. We work hard. We try to provide for our families. We try to be an example. And our culture tells us at every turn that what is important are things. Our house, the car we drive, the clothes we wear. But that couldn’t be farther […]

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