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The Joy of Giving Grace and Gratitude This Holiday Season

It is interesting to me that both grace and gratitude come from the same Latin word gratus, which means pleasing, acceptable, agreeable, and thankful. Last January, I posted that grace was my word of the year. And I am constantly talking about the importance of daily gratitude. So, imagine my surprise when I learned that […]

Authenticity May Not Be What You Think

I know that I talk about authenticity a lot. But this time, I have a bit of a different perspective on it. It’s a unique perspective that I haven’t really thought about before. As I get older, I realize how much time I spent in my younger years trying to be someone that I wasn’t. […]

There’s No Such Thing as a Balanced Life

I have tried my entire life to live a more balanced life. But it never seems to happen. In my book, The Extraordinary UnOrdinary You, I wrote about a happily unbalanced life and striving to find balance in that happily unbalanced life. But the more time goes on and the demands on my time increase, […]

Why Grace is My Word of the Year

At the end of every year, many word organizations come out with their word of the year. A word of the year generally sums up the past twelve months. Merriam Webster’s word of the year for 2022 was gaslighting. The Oxford English Dictionary’s word of the year was goblin mode. And the word of the […]