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Kelly Ballard
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5 Tips to Handle Stress

Each of us confronts stress every day, and how we choose to deal with this has a direct affect on our happiness and well-being. Often our emotions cloud our ability to make good decisions and ..
(October 22, 2008)
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The Ice Queen by Alice Hoffman

It took me months to open this book and I am glad I finally did. I had picked it up in the Spring to read on vacation, but then I lost interest for awhile. I had been scared off after re-reading the ..
(August 03, 2008)
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My Date With God

I just got home from a Women's Spirituality Retreat. I am always amazed at the gifts I receive during this weekend once a year. I think my favorite part was my date with God. . . Most days, I wake ..
(February 27, 2008)
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You Learn To Bear It

"You learn to bear it. Yes, some things you just learn to bear, " were the words spoken to me the other day with a tight smile and condescending eyes. I was shocked - you learn to bear it? Are you ..
(March 02, 2008)
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Creating Trust in Your Life

Trust. The word “trust" sits on my desk in a small, silver frame. I see it over and over all day long, reminding me, “trust. " Sometimes I still struggle with trust - hence the reminder ..
(March 18, 2008)
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Happiness Factors

Why are some people happy and others not? There are certain factors that contribute to one's ability to be “happy" under most circumstances. These are a few. . . 1. Flexibility. The old saying .
(April 23, 2008)
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 | Self-Improvement/Happiness | Visitors: 281

7 Tips to Better Arguments

Everyone disagrees at some point or another, the trick is how to “discuss’ without resorting to name-calling, finger-pointing or personal attacks. This may be easy with a store clerk, but .
(June 24, 2008)
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 | Relationships/Communication | Visitors: 375

When Life Happens

Recently several clients and friends have experienced hardships from house foreclosures to job loss to health crisis. Unfortunately not all things in life are “good" but with the right tools, ..
(July 09, 2008)
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 | Self-Improvement/Grief-Loss | Visitors: 441

We Will Meet Again

Recently several clients and some dear friends have come to me struggling with the deaths of loved ones. Death is often a topic each of us would like to avoid - like a dirty, little secret that if we .
(April 07, 2008)
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 | Home-and-Family/Death-Dying | Visitors: 1594

5 Tips to a Better Day

Are the days dragging? Has February got you down? And there's even extra day this year too - Leap year! Help is here. Try these quick and easy suggestions I've developed over the years for myself and .
(February 17, 2008)
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Overcoming Blocks When Meditating

Over the years, both through meditating myself and supporting my clients in their practices, I have discovered some blocks that may be halting your progress with meditation. Here is some guidance to ..
(January 10, 2008)
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 | Health-and-Fitness/Meditation | Visitors: 213

The Golden Compass and Religion

I went to see the movie the Golden Compass last week. I have read all three books in the series with waning interest. What began turning me off in the second and third books was his obvious and ..
(January 10, 2008)
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 | Arts-and-Entertainment/Movies-TV | Visitors: 188

What Are You Addicted To?

Everyone, and I do mean everyone, is addicted to something. It may not appear so on the surface. Maybe your addiction is acceptable in this society. (Or at least legal. ) Do you shop too much? How ..
(May 23, 2007)
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Finding Mary

Many years ago, I was in a dark place in my life. I was unhappy with myself, my husband, my kids, my parents, my friends, everything. Sure, I was willing to see my part in the problem, but more often .
(May 28, 2007)
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