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Surrender and Contentment Strange Allies: Surrender and Contentment

Posted by Ashley Bell on July 18, 2019 in Contributing Author, Faith, Happiness, Unite, Build, Live

May and June are when we celebrate two of our most popular holidays. According to the National Retail Federation: just a little over $40 billion combined, was spent on gifts for Mother’s and Father’s Day. With all the hustle and bustle of families celebrating; husbands, wives, and kids searching for the perfect gift, or special […]

Duties as Assigned Duties as Assigned

Posted by Guest Blogger on July 11, 2019 in Faith, Guest Blogger, Unite, Build, Live

It was almost 11 years ago, I joined the registrar’s office at a local university. The first month in the position was pretty smooth and I remember the month ending with the sense that I knew some of the answers, or at least knew where to look to find them. The position brought great work-life […]

Refining Seasons Refining Seasons

Posted by Guest Blogger on July 4, 2019 in Faith, Guest Blogger, Unite, Build, Live, Wisdom

I love the four seasons of the year, because growing up in Houston, Texas, I never really experienced spring and fall…or winter for that matter. I basically just knew hot, followed by humid hot, humid cool, and then hot again. When I moved to Virginia in 2001, I discovered there are four beautiful seasons. Who […]

GIve Yourself Grace Give Yourself Grace

Posted by Guest Blogger on June 27, 2019 in Faith, Forgiveness, Guest Blogger, Happiness, Unite, Build, Live

Grace. Grace. Grace. And more grace. I was recently talking to a therapist friend, both of us in private practice, both primary care takers for our babies. We were sharing with each other how we were struggling with feeling like we weren’t doing “enough”. We weren’t working enough, making enough money, etc. That’s when I […]

Alignment: Don't Bury the Gifts Alignment: Don’t Bury Your Gifts

Posted by Guest Blogger on June 20, 2019 in Faith, Guest Blogger

Misalignment: We have all been at a place in our lives where we have felt unfulfilled, empty, and hopeless. These are the side effects of misalignment. There is an internal ache to know why we are here. We all have a specific assignment to fulfill. This article addresses the importance of knowing our assignment and […]