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April 2017

are-you-taking-care-of-your-mental-garden

“Your mind is a garden, your thoughts are the seeds. You can grow flowers or you can grow weeds.”I stumbled upon this quote recently and loved the concept of comparing our minds to a garden. The type of seeds we plant and choose to focus our attention on play a significant role in the overall health and vitality of our garden. When we plant seeds of positive thoughts, we tend to live a more happy and enjoyable life. In contrast, when we plant seeds of negative thoughts, our lives tend to feel unpleasant, heavy, or draining. In other words…

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changing-your-story

Have you ever been so deep in discouragement that you found yourself creating false narratives about your character, your life, or your circumstances?I’m talking about those moments when life gets so difficult that you begin to believe and live out story lines like “I’ll never get that job,” or “I’ll always be a failure.” To be honest, I’ve been experiencing a lot of this lately. When things get tough, I start speaking life into hindering narratives like “I’ll never be good enough” (or clever enough or creative enough, etc.), and I’m never going…

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