A new year (or starting a new year as a couple on your anniversary) is a good time to reflect on where you are and fresh ways to work toward where you want to be. I hope the ideas I’m sharing here inspire new layers of fun and connection together! 2024 is the year we

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Chapter 4 of The Garden Within by Dr Anita Phillips has some hard-hitting quotes about fear! I should know, because I’ve been well-acquainted with it at points in my life… You’ve probably heard the quote about fear being faith in the wrong direction… this chapter takes that concept a little further with the idea that

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Continuing with The Garden Within by Dr Anita Phillips, chapter 3 discusses defining well-being as a garden where relationships, purpose, and legacy are grown from the soil of our hearts. Faith, hope, and love fertilize the soil, which is cultivated by our capacity and willingness to interact in a healthy way with our emotions. This

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Some of my highlighted notes from The Garden Within by Dr Anita Phillips below… “Prevailing attitudes toward emotion, especially emotional pain, cause many people to struggle not only to be present with their own feelings but also to resist minimizing someone else’s pain by encouraging them to be optimistic, think positive thoughts, or remember to

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Getting into The Garden Within by Dr Anita Phillips reminds me of things I’ve read from Dr Caroline Leaf many years ago. Her work comes from a different angle of the neuroscience – more about how we learn and renewing our minds and stuff, while I think Dr Anita’s findings will focus more on the

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