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Many things converged, showing me the hunger and need for Uncomplicated: Simple Secrets for a Compelling Life.
Ten simple tips to beautify your life and make it simpler and you happier. Read for the easy ways to bring delight and comfort in 2023.
The power of resourcefulness doesn’t have to be lost in past generations. It’s an essential skill that can transform today’s problems.
Learn timeless methods for raising grateful kids through the power of gratitude, contentment and appreciation.
As AI and screens overtake natural processes, the world needs Gen X to model the skills and values that humans still need. Now is our time.
Focusing on small, consistent actions can cultivate contentment, peace, and fulfillment this year. Let’s learn five easy practices.
Read how a simple prayer, “Lord heal me,” created powerful results.
We had newborn fainting goats born at Picket Fence Farm during the week of Thanksgiving. Baby goats are some of the cutest animals. They are not wobbly and scrawny like calves and are just the right size to be deemed adorable. It's not uncommon for goats to have...
Fall can be a hard season. God surprised me with an encounter that turned grief into joy and redeemed a season I’d rather avoid.
It’s a transitional journey for parents, from launching your kids to landing with a strong, secure empty nest.
There is wisdom in wrinkles. When I was in my mid-thirties, the first wrinkles appeared around my mouth. I noticed them more after waxing the hair above my lips, which were more visible because of the tan I pursued in the summer. How complicated it is to be beautiful,...