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Not Sure What To Gift The Child In Your Life? Do you have nieces or nephews or even children of your own that your knee deep in present planning for? ...
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Have you already made your Thanksgiving plan phone calls? Have you been squeezing in your research on ticket deals and texts about what desserts to bring on your breaks ? ...
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After All the Devoted Effort, Being With My Altar Staring at her picture against the backdrop of handwoven fabric, mustard yellow marigolds, sunflower and decorative paper skulls all aglow by ...
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In mourning the deaths of a number of people in my life this year, the rise of global crises  and natural calamities abound, I have in my own way, been ...
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Are you overwhelmed? Do you feel like you're trying to maintain spinning plates in the rain? It’s so easy to go through life by the seat of our pants and ...
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Is it just me or does it seem like the global feces has hit the fan? All corners of the world are reaching aggressive climaxes of grand proportions We're All ...
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The holidays are just around the corner, are you dreading seeing certain family members that press your buttons? Is the idea of visiting people you love for the holidays dragged ...
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Have You Ever Experienced This? You’re on a roll and so proud of yourself. For some time now you’ve managed to regularly carve out the time to exercise after work ...
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The Chaos I Need a Break From With the occurrence of the earthquake in Mexico and hurricane in Puerto Rico this past week,  I have spent the recent mornings glued ...
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Why Do I Need Hygge? With the recent devastation left by the Irma and Harvey hurricanes, the earthquakes in Mexico, floods in India and fires in California, I've been plugging ...
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Are you overwhelmed when you come across the state of the world? Does your heart break learning of the destruction from all these natural disasters these past few weeks around ...
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Hello friends today's post will be very different in that I am postponing the part 2 to my  post about Home Care as Self Care since it has a small ...
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Are you caught dead center in the stormy waters of change? Are you trying to get back into the non-summer swing of things or riding some other bigger-then-you, life transition? ...
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Walking down the fluorescently lit aisles of ransacked shelves, stippled with the colorful scatterings of washable crayola markers, college ruled notebooks, neon calculators and erasers in the form of rainbow ...
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The other day I was chatting with my beloved cousin over the phone. She juggles, along with her dedicated husband, 4 kids ( 3 of them under 7) while both ...
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The other day something rare, precious and phenomenal happened to me. I was surprised with the unexpected gift of 45 minutes to myself in the middle of the day. My ...
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You finally get that shiny something you have been eyeing for days at an online shop. Up until this point you had spent countless hours thinking about how it would ...
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Life can be so serious for us as parents. While receiving the invaluable gift of taking care of another little person is beautiful, fulfilling and eye opening beyond compare, the ...
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It’s the middle of the summer and although you may have taken your family out for a fun trip far from home and enjoyed some fun local events with your ...
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Has the sparkle of free flowing days with no deadlines or carpooling marathons to manage, lost it's shine? Is the abundance of unstructured time to manage for your kids and ...
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So you have put in the effort to be more focused and steadfast in pursuing what you want, your creating systems in your life that support you in prioritizing what’s ...
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Do you regularly want to do fun, new and interesting things but somehow never find the time or energy to do them? Do you start new projects but struggle to ...
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Are you a man that struggles with your self care? Is the idea of maintaining healthy blood sugar and cholesterol levels a total burden? How about maintaining a healthy sleep ...
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In the past few months, I’ve had the joy of experiencing an outpouring of love from my son at random times.  He will spontaneously wrap his arms around my leg, ...
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Are you at the place where your self care is a non-negotiable staple in your day? Has it replaced disorder and confusion with clarity and ease? Are you meeting your ...
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What happens when the journaling, the baths  and the scented candles give you a nice taste of this newly discovered softer, feminine side of you, yet leave you wanting more? ...
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Hello friends, in today's post I am continuing on this month's theme of exploring and celebrating the feminine by zeroing in on a common struggle for many women, especially mothers ...
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Seemingly All Consuming Chaos Natural disasters, job loss, rising suicide rates, famine, mass shootings, entire countries being displaced... the maddening chaos can be overwhelming and disheartening to listen to. In ...
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In light of mother's day this month, I’m taking the opportunity to celebrate a subject profoundly captivating to me, the feminine. If you're a man reading this right now, don’t ...
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Hello friends! Here is a graphic for you that encapsulates my understanding of how our self care is the very foundation of how we live our lives and influence others ...
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Have you fallen off track with your self care resolutions lately? Were you on a roll with your exercise routine but after missing one session things quickly snowballed into many ...
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You hit the snooze button and with your eyes still fluttering, you get up and once again do what you have done everyday, for years. As your feet come in ...
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I don't like conflict. It's in my nature to flow and smooth things out for myself and others in all ways. Comfort is my baseline. When I Flow Ask me ...
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Before I dive into the magic of the word no, I want to take a moment to celebrate my one year blogging birthday! One Whole Year! One year ago this ...
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Hello friends you may have noticed a change in the name of this site.  It has changed from Whatsyourpoweroutine.com to Yourmorningpower.com. I've been considering for months now a name that ...
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Have you ever been triggered? You know when that certain someone says that certain thing, with that certain tone, at just the right time and ouch! That undeniable sting! That ...
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Have you ever considered what community has to do with our humanity? I never considered it until I experienced the loss of my grandmother. I knew we needed people, as ...
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Are you overwhelmed, cranky, and absolutely drained from caring for your children and your parents? Is the weight of earning that paycheck, keeping track of your elderly parents medicines, insurance ...
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You’ve heard the cliche mind over matter right?  The idea that our mind can overcome situations around us or  conditions in our body. The power of focusing our thoughts and ...
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Ever been in the midst of an emergency and had to haggle through your insurance's customer service pipeline? Not the best feeling to have to jump through hoops to prove ...
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Where are you when life surprises you with heartbreak of some kind or another? Do you lash out at those around you? Do you distract yourself with work and keeping ...
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Ever gone through times so trying that they had you scraping at the bottom of your sanity barrel for any semblance of familiarity and solace? Times when your threshold for ...
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Life Changes Have you ever been shaken to your very core by an unexpected life event? Cataclysmic occurrences that left you in a static daze for months, maybe years trying ...
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There are systems for everything. Like secret formulas that create specific results faster, easier and more frequently. What if you could systematize your current life into more of the life ...
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After many failed attempts at BIG change in my life, I accepted that the work of clearing my inside and outside clutter was continuous, it had to be a lifestyle ...
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Making room for the new isn’t possible without first clearing away the old. Fresh beginnings may seem a faraway possibility when our most personal space suffocates us in clutter. I ...
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Happy New Year everyone! Do you sense the air thick with potency for change or is it just me? The new year seems to bring with it the freshness of ...
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Hello friends! This is the last post of what has turned into a 3 part series regarding resolutions that stick. For those of you stopping by for the first time ...
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Hello friends! The end of the year is here and along with it, a window of opportunity to jump start positive change with resolutions. Many of us including myself, have ...
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Do you have resolutions for 2017? Does the mere sound of that word make your stomach knot in anxiety?  or does it light you up with possibility? I’ve struggled for ...
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Happy Holidays everyone! Today I will share with you some practical ideas on how to weave the practice of gratitude into your life and make it a habit. This is ...
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This is the 4th post I’m sharing with you in this series on gratitude. I’ll quickly summarize, for those of you coming here for the first time, what I have ...
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Happy Thanksgiving everybody! In the spirit of the holiday I’m continuing this series on gratitude with a third post. Today I will share my take on how getting in touch ...
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This is the second post in a series I am sharing on gratitude. In my last post I introduced the power of gratitude with the latest research on it’s positive ...
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Tap into Pain and Get Power In light of Thanksgiving approaching along with the heated and painfully tumultuous state of our country right now, it seems timely to write this ...
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Does the thought of death make you cringe? This blog thus far, has been about the benefits and how to’s of intentionally creating and sustaining positive daily habits. Today I ...
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Cutting Out the Fat In working up the commitment to regularly write through a blog, over a year ago, I had to get real about how I spent my time ...
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What comes to your mind when you hear the word integrity? A judge? Perhaps Abraham Lincoln or Martin Luther King? Integrity has two definitions in the dictionary, one  is: The ...
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No One Comes Out Unscathed We all go through seasons in our lives of prolonged stress. Death of a loved one, unemployment divorce, accidents, illness, our business gone bankrupt etc ...
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The Magic of Constraints There is magic in constraints. Experience after experience has proven to me that it is nothing but a choice away in any given moment. A great ...
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I shared a post a few weeks ago on how self care helped me shake off the pressure I felt from the self development industry to be an extrovert.  I ...
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 In the last post, I shared what the growth mindset is and how I was raised watching my parents apply it in the making of their life here in the ...
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Do you ever approach new territory with fear of not getting things right and stop yourself before you even start? Or do you approach the unknown excited to roll up ...
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Author’s note: Throughout my life, I have attracted many people who seemed manipulative. Here, I use the term “narcissist” as a loose descriptor in reference to those times where I felt I ...
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It took years for me to understand one important and life changing detail about myself. I’m an introvert. My parents are gogetter's. They love being out in the world conquering ...
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Hello friends today I'm sharing with you my guest post on The Change Blog. A super helpful blog that shares people's stories on transformation since 2007. I'm getting more personal ...
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I struggled in the past with allowing myself, with what I saw as the luxury, to nap.“With so much to do, what an arrogantly bold act of laziness!”  I’d think ...
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This is part 2 to the last post on 5 Obstacles to Deep Sleep. There are 5 more very obvious obstacles to deep sleep that I forgot to mention.  These ...
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Tapping into Flow I’ve recently been sharing about the state of flow and my journey discover it’s triggers. For those of you reading about flow for the first time you ...
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On the heels of my last post on flow, I will share here how tapping into this state, on an increasingly regular basis helped me simplify my self development efforts ...
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Absolutely LIT! I listened to a podcast this week that has me just lit with excitement and many aha moments. If you haven't listened to the Unmistakable Creative podcast by ...
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Common Sources of Energy We all know the difference between the feeling of being energized from something or being depleted by it. Our senses consume what’s around us through the ...
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The Pendulum Lifestyle Have you ever created crazy standards for yourself  on how you should be and what the process of change to be that way, should look like? I ...
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A Saving Net from the Snares of Perfectionism In the last post I explained how taking tiny steps helped me to make long lasting change and avoid slipping into the ...
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The Nuts and Bolts of Making Change Sustainable In the last post I gave an example of how the extreme pendulum of perfection moved aggressively in the way I exercised ...
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The Pendulum Way of Being My default way of doing things used to be that I’d start something new, full of energy and give it my absolute all. At some ...
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Masters Are Playful I recently listened to a talk Robert Green gave to Google on mastery. If you have an hour to listen to it I highly recommend it. I ...
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The evolution of a morning power routine has been a process for me of getting familiar with the subtleties of ease. There are thresholds of being uncomfortable that in my ...
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Find Your Higher Octane Fuel SO now you have some idea of things that have you feeling better. Great! Now it’s time to fine tune and look for how you ...
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So you’re curious about what a power routine might look like for you and don't know where to start? Are you ready to deliberately do what is needed to experience ...
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My style of parenting leans towards positive discipline, whole brain development, Montessori, play-based and attachment parenting all mixed in together to different degrees depending on the day. My default on ...
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It's Not Rolling Out of Bed We all have routines and at the bare minimum wake up, brush our teeth, get dressed and make sure to leave with our money ...
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The act of  investing in your own happiness by taking action on those activities that ignite you and don't depend on your outside circumstances, I have learned, actively heals the ...
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FIX! FIX! FIX! The typical processes of self help that I’d find in the beginning of my journey were always purely intellectual. They tended to zone in on what's wrong ...
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M Obsessed with the Science of Empowerment In the past 15 years I have been obsessed with understanding the nuts and bolts of what empowered me. For most of my ...
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