Doing Life Together: When It’s Time to Forgive – Ourselves

Doing Life Together: When It’s Time to Forgive – Ourselves

Recently I was a guest on Cathy Cooper’s KKNW radio show, Loss and Found. We talked about how the loss of my mother helped me find my relationship with Dad. It was an honest conversation that became an apology for a lifetime of misunderstandings and mistakes, dissension and discord.

I was a difficult child to raise. “Challenging” might be a better term. I challenged Mom and Dad regarding everything I was told, everything I was asked to do, every parenting suggestion, every expectation. Remembering that parenting requires many moments of ~ dare I say it ~ parenting, my defiance created a tension in our family that enveloped all of us all the time and continued to define our relationship long after I left home as a young adult.

When Mom died, the buffer between me and Dad disappeared. But rather than drift further apart, Dad asked to have lunch. Yes, lunch. At the time it was a painfully long and uncomfortable endeavor. A time of stilted conversation and forced niceties. One hour. Sixty long minutes.

Then he asked for another lunch. And another. And slowly we learned to be together. A small moment of kindness hovered over soup. A dash of tolerance found its way into a shared salad. A little understanding accompanied dessert. And then one day I looked across the table at the man whose only fault was to love me with everything he had as best he could and I found kindness, tolerance, understanding, acceptance and my own messy, imperfect love.

Dad died just two years after Mom, long enough to reconnect in ways I could never have imagined, never expected. We still griped about “those flaming liberals” and “those darn Republicans,” but we also laughed over parenting fails.

Dad and I were passionate people of faith who shared a deep and abiding love of family. I will be forever grateful that he insisted on lunch after lunch after lunch. I will also be grateful to Cathy who asked me to talk about the loss of my parents, a time to find forgiveness for a challenging child.

Is it time for you?

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Deanna Nowadnick

Before my father died, he reminded me that Mom had asked me to write a book. At the time the boys were in college, and the notion of writing was unfathomable. Writers write books. By the time my boys were adults, I’d run out of excuses. I was also at that age when I could pause and reflect.

Fruit of My Spirit: Reframing Life in God’s Grace was my first publishing endeavor. My second was Signs in Life: Finding Direction in Our Travels with God. Both are collections of stories that tell of God’s love and faithfulness. Both tell of His remarkable grace and mercy.

When not writing, I serve as the Client Service Coordinator for The Planner’s Edge, an investment advisory firm in Washington state. I’m active in my church, serving on the Leadership Team and gathering with a wonderful group of ladies to study and giggle over lattes and chocolate. On my desk is a rock with the words “Choose Joy!” etched in it. It’s my inspiration for each day. As an author, it is my hope that my own words might share that joy we find together as children of God.

With Him, it can be so.

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Are You Making the Most of Midlife?

Are You Making the Most of Midlife?

Remember when we were kids and women who were 40 and older seemed SO OLD. I admit that when I was little 40 seemed like the end of the road. Now, that I am firmly in mid-life I have realized that it is not an end but really a beginning! For many of us it is the time when our children are leaving home, we are switching jobs and many other major life changes. When I reached this age, I wanted to make sure that I was making the most of this period of my life and I want to share how you can do that as well. 

Change the Script About Midlife

There is often a thought that midlife is when things slow down. Midlife can bring a lot of endings, but that does not mean it is time to slow down. Change the way you look at midlife as a new beginning, a time to reinvent yourself or your circumstances to reflect new goals, changes and adventures. 

Figure Out What You Want

This is the time of your life to look at your goals, dreams and needs for this next chapter of your life. Really think about what you want to accomplish and what you need to do to make those dreams a reality. Not only is it healthy to have goals to work toward, but if you are struggling with the transition into midlife it is empowering to have something to work toward. 

Take Care of Yourself First

You have probably spent the majority of your adulthood caring for others. Whether your children have left home, you have divorced, or you are dealing with other major life changes this is the time that you should put yourself first. Caring for your physical or mental health will allow you to live your best life and focus on what you want and need in midlife. 

Mid-life is an amazing new chapter! Whether you want to make major changes to your life or simply live the life you already love, mid-life is a great time to do it. Make a plan to get what you want and get busy making it happen! 



Karen Rae

I was becoming an empty nester, a woman of a more interesting age and in transition. Sound familiar? I was at that place where we question our purpose, value, and worth and what in the world are we going to do with the rest of our lives.

I noticed women have a huge hunger to belong to a community of women where they can feel safe, share openly from their heart and have other women to do life with! This is why I created my Fave Lifestyles.

Fave is for the woman who wants to call Fave her community of women who support, uplift, and make her feel better about herself. I want to create a place where we help her answer life's questions and just do life together!

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Copywriting Errors that Ruin Sales

Copywriting Errors that Ruin Sales

Crafting a website copy is an important part of the design process. Your copy introduces, informs and builds trust with your target client. When done well it guides prospects through the sales process smoothly and efficiently. There are some common mistakes that can make a website visitor move on to a competitor. 

Poor Editing

This is an obvious one. All of your copy should be free from spelling and grammatical errors. When reading your website, a simple editing error can be jarring to the reader and brings into question the company’s attention to detail, professionalism and how they will handle the details of their project. Make sure your copy is double and triple checked for editing errors. 

Incorrect Writing Style

It used to be acceptable to write in a very formal tone and style, it was considered professional and was expected. With the rise of social media and the desire of consumers to know, like and trust the businesses they work with, the tone of website copy has become more conversational and informal. This means that stuffy, corporate sounding content is no longer effective. You want your website visitors to feel as though they are listening to a friendly individual, not a formal marketing spokesperson. 

Wrong Reading Level

There is a fine line between writing copy that goes over the heads of your potential customers or writing so simplistically that it comes across as dumbing it down. Your copy needs to find the sweet spot of projecting expertise in a way that is understandable to people outside of your industry. Writing over the heads of people will make them feel inept and dumbing it down too much will make them feel patronized. The goal should always be to inform but not confuse. 

By avoiding these common mistakes, you create copy that builds trust and displays your expertise. Good website content guides visitors down your sales path and can convert them from a website visitor to a sales lead. 


Danielle LaFleur

Danielle is a serial entrepreneur and has been creating and running businesses for over 20 years. She currently operates Easy As Pie Design, a website design firm and Build Your Mastermind, a business consulting agency.

Danielle has been featured in over 30 publications, worked with National Geographic in over 50+ countries, and has created a process for extracting an ROI from an ROE in training and development which is currently being used in over 100+ corporations.

Danielle encourages all of those that work with her to deep dive into their values, maximize those natural talents and skills, and create the life they have always dreamed of. She is a full believer that when you align yourself with who you are meant to be, there is an opportunity around every corner.

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Wisdom for Your Next Best Step

Wisdom for Your Next Best Step

You Have the Brilliant Wisdom of Your Soul’s Inner Voice.

Are you aware of your Brilliance? Once you sense the Brilliance of your Soul you will never be the same. Close your eyes and imagine eternal Wisdom within your Body. You are Amazing!

Are You Listening?

Make a list of all the people and things you listen to:  your mom, dad, and family; your siblings, children, and acquaintances; your pastor and leaders; your teachers and coaches. And you listen to the television, newspaper, social media, and podcasts, etc. One question you might ask yourself is, “Do I agree with this or not? 

A more profound question would be “Does this information ring true in my Soul? You have the brilliant wisdom of your Soul’s inner voice. You have a perfect and eternal connection to Universal God Source, so you have all wisdom available, always and forever. You know what is true for you.

Obey Your Soul!

In January 2015, I ran across this statement, ‘Obey your Soul!’ I shouted out loud, “I knew it!” I felt like I had always known it but had never given myself permission to hear, trust, and obey my Soul. I listened to so many other voices for so many years. 

As a self-employed, online-ordained Pastor, I am free to think more openly, broadly, and universally, which for me is more Loving. I am free to listen to the Inner Voice of my Soul. I’m free to be me! Now, I ask my Soul, “Is this True for me?” I follow my True Path now. 

Create Your Life Like A Kaleidoscope

You co-create your Life with Source. There is an infinite number of choices you can make and directions you can take. Like a kaleidoscope, there are beautiful colors and perfect order as you turn the wheels of your life. The mirrors in the kaleidoscope remind you Divine Source can be seen through your life.

Ask Your Soul ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ Questions

You can learn the Sway Test to access ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answers from your superconscious mind. 

Give it a try! Practice with these simple questions. 

Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart. Relax your body. 

Say and feel, ‘yes, yes, yes’ and feel your body sway forward. 

Say and feel, ‘no, no, no’ and feel your body sway back. 

Now ask an obvious question, “Is my name (state your name)?” And feel your body sway forward. Ask, “Is my name (say a different name)?” And feel your body sway back. 

Now ask a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ question to which you don’t know the answer. Feel what your body tells you. Follow through and test the results. Look up ‘muscle testing’ on YouTube to learn more techniques! Give Dani a call at 425-359-4906 and find out she uses muscle testing in The Emotion Code and PSYCH-K!

Wisdom for Your Next Best Step

Your Soul is connected to Source. Trust you are hearing from your Soul. Follow your next best step in any area of your life, and watch your life unfold miraculously, filled with purpose!

Be Your Own Hero

Become Your Own Hero! As you learn to live from the positive, purposeful, life-giving, grateful and healing Light, Love, Power, and Wisdom of your Soul, you will do life on a Higher Path of Abundance and Creativity and Freedom and Strength! Be transformed. You are Infinite! You are Great! Be Your Own Hero! You’ve got what it takes!

Let Dani be your Guide to your Soul Wisdom

Experience The Emotion Code which is an energy healing technique that helps get rid of emotional baggage from your past and past generations. Experience hypnotherapy which helps you discover your Higher Truth and transform the Story you tell yourself. Experience PSYCH-K to reprogram your subconscious mind to achieve your goals. Find out about The Soul Power Experience at

I Love You! 

Namaste – the Divine in Me celebrates the Divine in You!!


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Dani Green

Dani Green is the Creator of The Soul Power Experience using motivational speaking, education and hypnotherapy. Dani also helps clients reduce stress, smoking cessation and weight release. As an Ordained Minister, Dani writes and officiates Weddings and Funerals. Dani and her husband, Kevin have three adult children and have hosted 15 international students.

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Are You as Happy as You Want to Be?

Are You as Happy as You Want to Be?

Are You as Happy as You Want to Be?

Do you want to be right?  Or happy?

Does that question irritate you?  It did me for a long time until I really got honest 

And said…I want to be right. 

There were conflicting energies going on inside me.  

I really wanted to be happy.

Yet the other side of me wanted to be right.

Why need to be right?

There was something about gaining more esteem for myself by influencing other people’s opinions.

My self-esteem (which is how I feel about myself) obviously needed some help.

When we are influencing other people’s opinions – that situation can be tense and awkward.

What do we really want? 

What I wanted was to feel better about myself.  I wanted to feel worthy. I wanted to feel like I had something worthwhile to say and share.

Yet my ego was taking precedence.  

I had to learn to make a decision.  Do I want to be right? Or do I want to be happy?

It’s not just a cliché.  It’s the difference of feeling utter frustration or feeling peace.

If you are experiencing this kind of situation, ask yourself:

  1. How do you want to feel with this person?
  2. What is it that you are truly looking for inside of yourself?
  3. Do you want to live in conflict or peace?

It sure has changed my relationships and how I view life.


Brenda Reiss

The author of “Forgive Yourself”, Brenda Reiss truly walks her talk. She discovered the power of self-forgiveness when a series of life events put her in a very dark place. Failed marriages, abuse, and severe health issues were just a few of the challenges she faced.

Determined to rewrite her story, Brenda sought answers – and found them in the concept of “radical forgiveness”.

What she learned changed her life forever.

Brenda is highly skilled at helping people find peace in their personal and professional lives. Coupling teachable techniques with forgiveness theory, this certified Radical Forgiveness© Master coach creates an environment which allows clients to release anger, shame, and guilt. The result? An opportunity to live with joy in the present and the future.

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