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Just Ask: An Encouraging Words Episode

EPISODE 210E Our Encouraging Words episode today is about reaching out when you need a word of encouragement. I posted on Facebook last week saying I need some encouragement and the response overwhelmed me! It made me think that we all need a reminder that there are a lot of people out there willing and…

Planting and Harvesting: An Encouraging Words Episode

EPISODE 207E After eating some of the most delicious strawberries since last summer, I got to thinking about harvests – how grateful I am for the harvest of fruit in its natural season rather than that grown off-season in a greenhouse – and about the harvests in our own lives. In order to have a…

Practicing Balance: An Encouraging Words Episode

EPISODE 204E In this weird world we live in with a pandemic going on around us, restrictions on our movements coming and going, and too many terrible things happening and crowding the news, it can be really difficult to find balance in your life. I share my own experiences and what I’ve been doing to…

The Hidden Life of Us: An Encouraging Words Episode

EPISODE 201E I read this amazing book last year called The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben about how trees that are connected to each other can help and protect each other through their connections, and how a single tree off by itself doesn’t have the same protections. There are so many hidden things…

The Athlete and Writer Inside: An Interview with Sue Reynolds

EPISODE 199I Today’s guest is first-time author, Sue Reynolds. In her debut book, The Athlete Inside, Sue tells how at age 60 she lost 200 pounds and began her journey toward finishing sixth at the World Triathlon Championship. She tells us how one day her “why” changed – that she stopped thinking about her weight…