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Monday Motivation Blog

Have You Heard About…?

Recognizing the mothers shepherding their children through tragedy. The greatest gift of my work isn’t seeing my name on a book jacket, stepping onto a big stage or participating in some book signing afterwards. While each is obviously an…
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Finishing Strong

Celebrating our teacher heroes this #TeacherAppreciationWeek. Have you ever been to a marathon? The energy and excitement that all the runners feel at the start often dissipates throughout the race. Energy fades; doubt creeps in; surrounded by others, we…
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Let the Party Begin!

The perfect example of an abundant life. What would you do if you knew today was your last? As a nine-year-old, this wasn’t just a hypothetical question to consider, but a reality I faced daily. After being burned on…
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Sit. Back. Down.

Celebrating Denny O’Leary’s grateful outlook on this World Parkinson’s Awareness Day. I didn’t see it coming, but those three little words, when spoken to me by my dad a few years ago, would go on to profoundly impact my…
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Hope After the Storm

How do you respond when tragedy strikes? “Resilience is accepting your new reality, even if it’s less good than the one you had before. You can fight it, you can do nothing but scream about what you’ve lost, or…
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Change the World

Celebrating Bitty & Beau’s on #WorldDownSyndromeDay. “The beginning of love is the will to let those we love be perfectly themselves, the resolution not to twist them to fit our own image of perfect.”  -Thomas Merton To celebrate World…
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Big Numbers

Why “ONE” number is the most important to embrace. Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. -William James Two. After months in the hospital, I finally went home. That first evening, although seated in a…
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