Category Archives: Purpose

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Today I’m excited to feature a guest post from Kat Cowley of Uplifting Reflections.  Take it away, Kat! It was no surprise that lady Beyoncé brought the dome down during her Super Bowl half-time performance.  You have to give props … Continue reading

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Spice it Up

I’m excited to have a guest post over at Kat Cowley’s Uplifting Reflections.  Here’s a teaser: “If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.” ~ Anthony Robbins We’re fully into 2013.  Yep, it’s now February, … Continue reading

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Carpe Diem

Over the past couple of days I’ve had memories of old events pop into my head out of the blue.  Memories of carefree, joyful times. One particular memory was of a time in high school when my beloved friends and … Continue reading

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We’re All Connected

I believe we’re all connected in one way or another on this crazy journey of life, and we’re part of something much bigger than ourselves.  I’ve felt that way for a long time now. Have you ever met someone – … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

I’m enjoying the holidays with loved ones – I hope you are too – but wanted to stop in and wish you an incredible 2013! Whatever your experiences were in 2012, just remember: this new year is a clean slate.  … Continue reading

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With Remembrance and Gratitude

I’m sitting here on my couch, sipping a glass of red wine, all snug and cozy with the fireplace lit next to me.  My kids are tucked in bed, warm and dry, and my husband is getting us an evening … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Brighter Side! 5 Highlights from the Past Year

It’s hard for me to believe it was a year ago that I published my first blog post.  When I hit the “publish” button for In the Moment, The Brighter Side of Life was born.  To be honest, I didn’t … Continue reading

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Coming Back to Life

I spent many years sleepwalking. Figuratively, that is. And all was fine with that for the most part – I had great family and friends, a good job and clear expectations (largely self-imposed) of how I should live my life. … Continue reading

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What I Believe

Until I started blogging, I always held my thoughts fairly close to me.  In fact it took me quite awhile to start The Brighter Side of Life.  Even though I really wanted to do it, I wasn’t sure I was … Continue reading

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Inspiring Quotes on Change

Ah, September.  A time for new beginnings. I’ve been feeling the winds of change, as I always do this time of year.  Cooler air, a fresh start, and that “back to school” feeling – even though I haven’t been back … Continue reading

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