a happy soul

how taking care of your body will allow your soul to achieve a higher level of happiness


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What you are capable of…

The word relaxing may not be a reliable description of what Ben and I’s vacations are like. They are more of a physically demanding experience, which I love.

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Thanksgiving Musings…Not About The Food

My brother-in-law just got married a few weekends ago. We officially gained another awesome person into our crazy Van Treese family. Woo hoo!

During the ceremony the pastor called us to pray the “Our Father,” but before we started he said something like….”I know we are all from different tribes and we each say this prayer a little different, so say your prayer like you normally do.” When he said that…something clicked in my brain and that word TRIBE was branded in the part of my brain that gathers ideas for blog posts. 🙂

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Activities! Activities! Activities!

Activities! Activities! Activities!

(This is Ben’s common phrase. He says this phrase while throwing his fists up and down in the air with a big goofy smile on his face. A pretty funny image.)

I decided…I am going to keep a list of 5 activities that I participate in/will participate in. And yes…I picked an arbitrary number, but I do have a reason for this random declarative sentence…

Activities!

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3 Ways To Help You Relax

Adapting to a healthier lifestyle can be hard but I think the hardest part of trying to achieve a higher level of happiness, is just choosing to be happy.

Our chores, work, obligations, and to-dos can cause stress and anxiety. If you’re like me, I’ll give myself a to-do list and due dates and if they aren’t done, I feel unsatisfied. But the thing is, we give OURSELVES those deadlines, so we can push them back. We can CHOOSE to say, “Yup, I’m done for the day. Checking out.”

This is sometimes difficult to do. So I compiled 3 things I do that help me to forget about the stress, the obligations, and the things I worry about.

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