An Intentional Life

practicing the art of simplicity, choosing joy,breathing deep and great big love

Crafting a Daily Bucket List

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What do you want life to say about you? How will your story be told? There is great talk around creating bucket lists; a collection of thoughts and ideas for all of the places to see, experience and relish before we die. I have one and  most of what is on my list is travel. (I […]

5 Ways to be a Great Listener

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To hear is to physically experience the sense of sound. As long your ear and brain are in good working order, and capable of processing sound waves, one can hear. It takes courage and intentional choice to be a good listener not just one who hears.  

How Gratitude Can Turn What We Already Have Into More Than Enough!

by marco bonomo

Maybe the life you’ve always wanted is buried deep underneath the one you already have. We are a restless lot, those of us in the western world. Life in all of its wonder is available to us in a variety of ways never before possible since the beginning of time and we worship busy as […]

Be Average no More

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You were not created only to exist. You were created to be someone who follows the unique design and call upon your life by God. Many of us however, “hop-scotch” our life away without crafting any specific direction. We jump from square to square Monday through Friday and hope against hope the weekend will be […]

7 Ways to Embrace Possibility in 2015

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“Loving ourselves through the process of owning our own story is the bravest thing we will ever do.” Brene Brown  As I considered the work of setting goals for the New Year, I took time to look over the benchmarks I had set for myself last year.  Wow. Epic fail on many fronts. I teetered […]