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Intentional Living Week Thirty-Seven: Has It Really Been A Year?

Posted: 7 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Intentional Living Series | Read Time: 2 minutes, 40 seconds
"The little dissatisfaction which every artist feels at the completion of a work forms the germ of a new work." ~Berthold AuerbachIn Week 36 I looked at how we go about allowing others to benefit from the teachable moments in his or her life. This week I am discussing next steps of the how-tos in living an intentional life. A year ago we started this...
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Intentional Living Week Thirty-Six: Whose Journey Is It?

Posted: 7 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Intentional Living Series | Read Time: 4 minutes, 18 seconds
"If there is not struggle, there is not progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters. This struggle may be a moral one; or it may be a physical one; or it may be both moral and physical;...
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Intentional Living Series Week Thirty-Five: Creativity After A Crisis

Posted: 7 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Intentional Living Series | Read Time: 3 minutes, 4 seconds
{Sunflowers in the Hamptons}"You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it's an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before".                     ~Rahm EmanuelIn Week 34 I looked at the impact of bad news on living an intentional life and how to...
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Intentional Living Series Week Thirty-Four: Bad News

Posted: 7 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Intentional Living Series | Read Time: 3 minutes, 14 seconds
"What is to give light must endure burning." ~Viktor E. FranklLast week I discussed how follow-through is the key to success. This week I look at how to stay the course when the news is bad. After months, maybe even years of working to clarify your Lifetime Priorities, you hit your grove. You are doing a great job at work or relationships within your f...
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Intentional Living Series Week Thirty-Three: Follow Through

Posted: 7 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Intentional Living Series | Read Time: 3 minutes, 12 seconds
 {Glacier National Park} "You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through." ~ Rosalynn CarterIn Week 32 I wrote about the dangers of living your life on autopilot; this week I am writing about the importance of follow-through on achieving your go...
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Intentional Living Series Week Thirty-Two: Are You On Autopilot?

Posted: 7 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Intentional Living Series | Read Time: 3 minutes, 32 seconds
{Whitefish, Montana: The Beginning Of A Quilt}"We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aid but by an infinite expectation of the dawn." ~Henry David ThoreauIn week 31 I shared with you the difference between living in the moment and living in the future and how decisions made in the moment frame the future....
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Intentional Living Series Week Thirty-One: Do You Live In The Moment Or In The Future?

Posted: 7 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Intentional Living Series | Read Time: 3 minutes, 28 seconds
{A Dragon Fly Exemplifies The Virtue Of Living In The Moment}"Learn from the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future, and live in the only moment of time over which you have any control: now.                 ~Denis WaitleyIn Week 31 I looked at how you create the rhythm of your life through...
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Intentional Living Series Week Thirty: What Is The Rhythm Of Your Life?

Posted: 7 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Intentional Living Series | Read Time: 2 minutes, 53 seconds
{The View From My Front Porch}" A scene has to have a rhythm of its own, a structure of its own". ~Michelangelo AntonioniIn the post for Week 29 I wrote about how to say no and the impulses that drive us to say yes even when we don't want to do so. This week I am going to discuss taking action to craft the rhythm of your life. 
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Intentional Living Series Week Twenty-Nine: How To Say No

Posted: 7 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Intentional Living Series | Read Time: 3 minutes, 4 seconds
"Learn to say 'no' to the good so you can say 'yes' to the best." ~John C. MaxwellWeek 28 looked at 3 ways to get back on track when life starts to feel overwhelming. This week I am going to explore how to say no even when it is a good cause.What does it take to say no? I believe it takes a clear vision of what you want your life to be and to be clear on yo...
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Intentional Living Series Week Twenty-Eight: Getting Back On Track

Posted: 7 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Intentional Living Series | Read Time: 2 minutes, 46 seconds
"Don't look where you fall but where you slipped". ~African ProverbIn Week 27 I discussed how to become more energized by changing your scenery. I suggested you stay local but explore a new route to work or try a new restaurant instead of going to your favorite hangout. It is about taking the time to move out of your routine and see where it takes you. This week I am g...
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