10 Things It Makes Sense to Splurge On

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10 Things It Makes Sense to Splurge On.

Remember my friend Aimee from our Forgiveness Podcast? Well she passed along this great list from Mint.com. Do you guys know about Mint.com? It’s an online way to manage your money and it’s totally FREE! Money management is absolutely KEY to creating balance in life. Money has all kinds of power and meaning way beyond just the dollar amount in your account. How we spend and care for our money tends to reflect how we feel about ourselves and our level of self confidence. Not how much money we have/make but how we choose to treat the money we do have. It’s impossible to feel confident, organized and balanced in life when your bank account(s) are in chaos. Take a look at this list of splurges offered by Mint.com. Of course, I am partial to #7 on the list {wink} but I especially like their description of why Mental Health makes the list. Learning tools and techniques needed for you to live a happy life, as well as discovering the triggers and pitfalls that pop up every so often, and the skills needed to cope with them…. Priceless.

5 Step Forgiveness Plan (Step 5)

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The fifth and final step in my 5-Step forgiveness plan…

Forgive yourself if old negative feelings flare up again, and simply repeat the first 4 steps whenever they are needed.

“Forgiveness is a journey. Today you can forgive and tomorrow you can feel the pain all over again” Anne Gallagher.  I think this quote is so true and so telling of forgiveness. Sometimes the pain comes back to us because we are new a learning to forgive, and it takes getting used to. Sometimes the pain comes back because it’s been our “go to” defense for a long time and we have to retrain ourselves to respond in a different way. Sometimes the pain comes back because a new hurt touches upon hurts we’ve carried for a long time. Sometimes the pain comes back because we are sad about something or someone we lost. No matter what the cause or reason for the pain coming back letting yourself face and experience the sadness, or the real emotion, will bring much more healing and relief than letting resentment and anger back into your life.