The Journey to Exceptional Living

The Journey to Exceptional Living

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The Liebster Award

The Liebster Award

I have much to learn in the world of blogging and I just got a new lesson.  Responding to Life has been awarded the Liebster Award.  This was an unexpected and exciting surprise.  Thank you so much to Claira at A Little Peace of Home. […]

Getting Out of My Own Way

Getting Out of My Own Way

Today I made a choice.  Yes, I make hundreds of decisions every day, don’t you?  But today I made what I hope to be a life-changing choice.  There will be many hours of studying and it will take time for everything to work out as […]

5 Motivational Reasons to Get Healthy

5 Motivational Reasons to Get Healthy

It’s time.  Time to jump back on the train to healthy living.  I don’t intend to bombard my site with posts about healthy living but I do want to talk about it now.  This has been something that has been on my mind for a […]

What does Couchsurfing Have to Offer?

What does Couchsurfing Have to Offer?

So, some of you know that there are plans in the very near future to relocate to Florida.  Very exciting, and you can read about that decision here.  There is a long checklist of items that need to be completed before it’s time to say goodbye […]

Florida Here I Come

Florida Here I Come

Like most things, when it comes to taking risks there are two ends of the spectrum.  There are those that jump at the opportunity, throw caution to the wind and go for it or those that play it safe and live by the rules of […]

Downtown Sioux Falls

Downtown Sioux Falls

For a weekend with no plans I sure did end up busy.  Have you ever stopped to explore all of the wonderful secrets or activities offered in the place where you live?  Here in my community you can always find something to do if you […]

How Effective are your Listening Skills?

How Effective are your Listening Skills?

Communication.  This is a hefty topic with a lot of intersecting intricacies.  When someone asks you about communication, does your mind immediately go to talking?  I know that mine does but that’s actually not what I want to focus on today.  I want to focus […]

Are Negative Emotions Running Your Life?

Are Negative Emotions Running Your Life?

There are many ups and downs in life.  Sometimes you can experience both in a single day.  Everyone’s been there right?  Today was a rough day for me. There are many ways that you can deal with the emotions that you feel during the day. […]

My Life as an Introvert

My Life as an Introvert

  I think there are people I know that would be surprised to learn, I am an introvert.  Maybe I’m wrong and they already know something that took me a long time to figure out, but I still think some of them would be surprised.  I […]

A Day of Rememberance

A Day of Rememberance

Today is Memorial Day, a day for remembering the soldiers that have fallen in battle. Many of us do not work today, getting the luxury of an extra day off from work this week.  All around us you see people heading out to spend time […]