Intentional Living Series

Intentional Living Week Thirty-Six: Whose Journey Is It?

Posted: 8 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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Life Management

Be The Light

Posted: 8 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Life Management | Read Time: 2 minutes, 1 second
I have a friend who can light up a room. When she shows up, she radiates positive energy and everyone around her just feels happier. I truly believe it is a physical thing with her; she is the light. I have been pondering the idea of being in the light because it seems that so many people are looking for the negative; looking for others to fail.  What drives those who are th...
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The 5 Best Tips For Getting Though The Rough Times

Posted: 8 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Life Management | Read Time: 2 minutes, 49 seconds
{A Walk in Central Park}Last Friday I shared with you that I was going through a series of test to monitor the possible recurrence of cancer in my body. I reached out at the end of my post for ideas on how to handle a health crisis and the maddening wait for answers. You guys really came through with some great ideas plus you sent me positive ener...
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Why I Went Dark: An Explanation

Posted: 8 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Life Management | Read Time: 1 minute, 22 seconds
I went dark a week ago. I went dark because the cancer may be back and I didn't know what to say. I went dark because it felt disingenuous not to tell you about all the tests and my fear that the cancer had returned. But I didn't know what to say so I said nothing. I didn't know how to explain the state of disbelief that surrounds me. How I keep thinking there must be some...
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Intentional Living Series Week Thirty-Five: Creativity After A Crisis

Posted: 8 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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Labor Day Weekend: The Beginning Or The End?

Posted: 8 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Life Management | Read Time: 1 minute, 51 seconds
{Seth painting lawn furniture in between diving in the lake.}Today is the first day of the Labor Day Weekend and we all know what that means. Labor Day Weekend is the official end of summer. Yes, for all you legalistic types, Sunday, September 22 is the Autumnal Equinox which, means we move from summer to fall in scientific terms. But what every s...
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Intentional Living Series Week Thirty-Four: Bad News

Posted: 8 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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Transition or Evolution: In The End It Means Change.

Posted: 8 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Life Management | Read Time: 2 minutes, 8 seconds
 {Going To The Sun Road}Fifteen months after my mother’s death, I acknowledge that I am starting to transition or evolve beyond the sadness and stress of losing my parents. Last week, my sister text me to say that she was happy, truly happy. I laughed because I, too, felt the same way.  There was no background program processing...
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Food & Drink

Foodie Friday: Food As Art

Posted: 8 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Food & Drink | Read Time: 2 minutes, 40 seconds
{Huckleberry Pancakes}Some friends see food as nutrition while others are looking for comfort. We all have that friend who is indifferent to food and sometimes actually forgets to eat? Or the other friend who sees every social get together as an opportunity to eat. In my family we blame any weight gain on our "food issues". Who knew food had iss...
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Intentional Living Series Week Thirty-Three: Follow Through

Posted: 8 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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