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Tandem biker, lemon lover, and wisdom searcher. You can find more of Lori’s writing at
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devonyu @ getty images

Every once in a while, random acts of kindness warm my heart. Here is one you may have seen.

A woman had been at the grocery store — a cart full of food at the checkout — when she realized she didn’t have her wallet. She apologized to the cashier…

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The way others treat us, the environments we live in, and our choices influence us every day. We are learning from our situations and growing from our interactions. Whether we recognize it, we all can play a positive or negative role in those interactions. …

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“There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. …

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When I came across the phrase “Fiercely Loyal” and I immediately thought of our dog, Griffin. Most dogs are known for their loyalty to their master, but our dog was what we considered to be fiercely loyal.

He used to sit on the back of our couch with the most…

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When the kids were little, it was a real struggle to help them see beyond the bunny and candy to understand what Easter was really about. I always tried to be purposeful in the way we celebrated the Holiday. …

When you’re feeling stress levels on the rise, here are a few tips to keep it a little more manageable.

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Stress is rush hour traffic when you’re late, an argument with a family member, or persistent employment worries. It’s the unknowns of a medical diagnosis, the demands of caring for an aging parent, or the looming stack of overdue bills.

While our triggers may be different, any situation we perceive…

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Emotions are powerful, and understanding how to navigate our feelings is one of the most useful things we can learn. Their influence over us is impressive, and when we recognize their driving power, we can leverage that knowledge to make the changes we want in ourselves and our lives.


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I love the message of Tim McGraw’s song “Live Like You Were Dying.” Have you ever listened carefully to the words? My take away? — each day is a gift and we have but one chance to make it count.

I’ve long been a collector of words. In high school…

What we think, we become.

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It was around Christmas time when I received a “BELIEVE” sign as a gift from a friend. My oldest daughter soon claimed it as her own, and she hung it proudly above her bed.

While the sign may have been intended to inspire a belief in Santa or the general…

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Have you ever noticed how many songs there are about mountains? A quick google search shows 58 songs with the word Mountain in the title. Mountains are a common symbol of conquering the hard and difficult things in life, and rightly so. The lessons I learned from Mt. …

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