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2. The Rules

We all seem to enter into relationships with the idea that there are certain rules, but when other people don’t follow the same rules, we’re angry. And discover that they never had the same rules in the first place. How could they not?

1. Owning Your Choices

Welcome to Finding Fifty, a conversation about reinventing yourself in midlife with your hosts Mette Ivie Harrison and Candice Clark Stevens. Mette is an Ironman triathlete, a writer, and once a Mormon-always a Mormon. Candice is a Ragnar runner, a life coach, and an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.…

Snow

How do you feel about snow? A few weeks ago I woke up to a brightness coming through my bedroom curtains that only comes from sun reflected off snow. I felt cozy and excited. The snow was still coming down and when I looked outside things were fresh and new. Someone might say that my…

Be the hero of your story

“Heroes don’t look like they used to; they look like you do.” –Nothing More by Eric Donnelly and Timothy Warren What if you decided that everything that happens in your life isn’t happening TO you? What if you decided it’s happening FOR you? I have trouble believing that God sends me difficulties for my benefit,…

Why I really want my kids to feel better

Has this ever happened to you? One of your kids is mad at their sibling. They’re so mad about what their sibling did that they won’t stop talking about it. They may be ranting in a loud voice and stomping around the house. You’ve offered that no one can make them mad. They choose to…

Borders

Where do other people end and you begin? I’ve been thinking lately about taking care of my own yard. When the kid I hired to mow comes over, I asked him to go ahead and mow all the way to the edge of the neighbor’s driveway in the right-of-way section near the street. I just…

Trust

What if you just decided to trust someone? There are different kinds of trust in the world. There’s trust that things will work out in the end. There’s trust in ourselves, our capacity and kindness. And there’s trust in others. Trust in others doesn’t come from their behavior. It isn’t something they earn. It’s something…

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