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The Impact Hour: Seek First to Understand

On this week’s episode of The Impact Hour we dive into how to really understand other people. Everyone has a deep need to be seen, heard and understood. So when you really make the effort to understand other people, they will really appreciate it and value your relationship highly. Plus, it’s just really great for […]

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Merry Christmas

Perhaps this Christmas you are stressed out. Maybe the bills are piling up. Perhaps you are experiencing loss. Maybe you are feeling lonely. Or maybe things are going OK for you. Perhaps this Christmas is feeling a little “ho hum” – you’ve been there done that, and it’s feeling a little mundane. Whatever you are […]

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A Special Note from Rena

A Special Note from Rena

I, Rena, have something very exciting to share with you! I took some time off blogging and some of my other responsibilities in Simply Great Lives to dive deep into my own passion and to create something new. It is an expression of me and my deepest desire to make my unique positive impact. It […]

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This Blog is Changing

We are changing this blog a little and want to let you know what to expect. We are going from three emails to two emails per week. We’ve gotten a lot of feedback that we send out too many emails. We want to continue providing you plenty of useful information that supports you in making […]

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A Miracle

I experienced a miracle last week. I walked to the grocery store to get a few items. It was raining lightly so I was carrying an umbrella. After a while, the wind made the umbrella difficult to manage. so I put it away and pulled the hood of my coat over my head. I was […]

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No one who does great things started off doing great things in the beginning. Instead, they used steppingstones to get where they are today. If you have a big dream in life but can’t possibly see how you’ll get there, take heart. There are steppingstones that can help get you there. At Simply Great Lives, […]

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No New Years Resolutions

It’s that time of year again to make new years resolutions. It seems like every year we set new years resolutions that last only for a month or two. I think this type of goal setting actually does more harm than good. The reason this does more harm is that we set a pattern of […]

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