• Gracefully Grieving

    Gracefully Grieving: The Power of Grief

    Growing up in poverty in China with an abusive mom, I had always believed that my life came second compared to others. I was allowed to only have my older brother’s hand-me-downs (I didn’t deserve much since I was a girl) and my desire for a better life was just a wild dream that would never happen. Sounds pretty messed up right? I realized this too later on in my life, especially after I lost my late husband. Somehow my grief was like giving birth to a new life and I came to realize that grieving has two sides just like a coin. One side is very painful and the…

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    Using Affirmations to Achieve Your Goals

    The one thing that is used a lot when coaching and training others is the power of affirmations. Affirmations are positive statements that can help you challenge and overcome your self-sabotaging behaviors and negative thoughts. When you repeat affirmations often and believe in them, you can start to make positive changes and remove limiting beliefs. Below are my affirmations from last year. Now when I look back, these affirmations have helped me reach the point I am at now which is that I truly believe I am loved by God, that I am good enough and worthy enough in God’s eyes. “I am so much more than my emotions, my…

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    Achieve More With Your Life Plan

    I have developed the habit of making a list of yearly goals for my life plan for the past 7 years now. The key for better results is to go back to that list and check the progress of each goal on a monthly basis. This allows us to move things around (if needed) to help make things happen. Below are a few categories on my life plan for 2020 but as you can imagine, some of my goals have become more difficult to reach due to COVID. All we can do is make the best out of whatever we have been given, right? Health 1. Heal my shoulder and…

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