Dear Wonderful Woman,
When I was little, IÂ enjoyed takingÂ long walks near my home in rural Harmony, Minnesota.Â I’d get lost in the journey, but every once in a while I’d look back to see howÂ far I’d come. It might be a good time to do the same with our Whalen Voices blog.
We’ve had many comments about the helpfulness of theÂ topics discussed, and this week, itâ€™s been great fun for me look at them again. With that said, todayâ€™s blog is aÂ summary of the blogs you may have missedâ€”and the ones you want to re-read. To make it easy to visit them, just click on (or copy and paste) the link provided.
Iâ€™m especially grateful to the voices of GUEST AUTHORS: Laura Thomas, Rosanne Carlson, Linda Kalaf, Janet White, Arlene Hougland, Ariel, and Lee Nelson. Their wisdom is inspirational to all of us. I welcome them and others (men included!) to contribute to our future blogs. Contact me if you have a story, a reflection or advice for women on these topics:
CONFIDENCE, COURAGE, HOPE, FAITH, or TRUST
Blogsâ€”First Quarter 2016
11.22.15 Two Sides of the Big Moveâ€” SUGGESTIONS on moving and also advice for you when your friend moves.Â (https://whalenvoices.com/2015/11/22/bigmove/)
12.09.15 The Right Shoesâ€”REFLECTION on the soul of your relationship with shoes/yourself. (https://whalenvoices.com/2015/12/09/the-right-shoes/)
12.17.15 Promises to Keepâ€”CONFIDENCE in following through on your word.
12.18.15 I Never Expected My Life to Be Like Thisâ€”WISDOM of age brings hope for the future. Â (https://whalenvoices.com/2015/12/18/i-never-expected-my-life-to-be-like-this/)
1.04.16 Welcome Januaryâ€” CONFIDENCE in the new year results from looking back and looking forward. Â (https://whalenvoices.com/2016/01/04/welcome-january/)
1.06.16 Seven Characteristics of Passionâ€”SUGGESTIONS on finding outrageous joy in your life.Â (https://whalenvoices.com/2016/01/06/seven-characteristics-of-passion/)
1.09.16 Body Talkâ€”ADVICE on treating your body like a queenâ€”from the body herself.
1.14.16 Hairspray for the Mindâ€”RECOMMENDATIONS on how to live a creative life.
1.17.16 Asking for Help â€”REFLECTION on asking for help or doing a task yourself.
1.20.16 May the Odds of the Force Protect Youâ€”CREATE your own good luck phrase.
1.24.16 Lauraâ€™s Voice: Flame of Optimismâ€”GUEST AUTHOR Laura Thomas. Tragedy tests the power of positive thinking.
1.27.16 Stacking Prioritiesâ€”SUGGESTIONS for being productive.
1.31.16 Proud of our Pride- Nachesâ€”REFLECTION on love of family, especially our children. (https://whalenvoices.com/2016/01/31/proud-of-our-pride-naches/)
2.03.16 Eternally Temporary Friendshipâ€”SUGGESTIONS to be more attentive to others. (https://whalenvoices.com/2016/02/03/eternally-temporary-friendship/)
2.08.16 Deciding to Chooseâ€”WISE QUOTES and reflections on making decisions.
2.11.16 Three Roots of Wisdomâ€”ADVICE from CharÂ when uncertainty overwhelmed us. (https://whalenvoices.com/2016/02/11/three-roots-of-wisdom/)
2.15.16 Discovering Your Confident Strideâ€”CONFIDENCE through changing the way you walk into a room.Â (https://whalenvoices.com/2016/02/15/discovering-your-stride-of-confidence/)
2.18.16 Rosanneâ€™s Voice: Authenticity and Graceâ€”GUEST AUTHOR Rosanne Carlson tells how a special pen becomes an instrument of hope.
2.22.16 Stepping Up Confidenceâ€”RESOURCEFULNESS and action build confidence.
2.25.16 Janetâ€™s Voice: Extreme Trustâ€”GUEST AUTHOR Janet White transformsÂ her extreme sport lessons to life lessons for women.(https://whalenvoices.com/2016/02/25/janets-voice-extreme-trust/)
2.28.16 Reach Out To Blessâ€”SUGGESTIONS on what to say to affirm your friends and family.Â (https://whalenvoices.com/2016/02/28/reach-out-to-bless/)
3.03.16 Lindaâ€™s Voice: You Can Do It!â€”GUEST AUTHOR Linda Kalaf tellsÂ her story of developing strong family values, while spreading cultural good will.
3.06.16 Why Write the Story of Your Life? MOTIVATION to finally write about your life, leaving a legacy. (https://whalenvoices.com/2016/03/06/why-write-the-story-of-your-life/)
3.09.16 Rosanneâ€™s Voice: Relief from Griefâ€”GUEST AUTHOR Rosanne Carlson shares herÂ approachÂ to managingÂ grief.(https://whalenvoices.com/2016/03/09/rosannes-voice-relief-from-grief/)
3.13.16 Let Frozen Goâ€”A STORY of how one woman transformed her perspective after herÂ divorce. (https://whalenvoices.com/2016/03/13/let-frozen-go/)
3.16.16 Arleneâ€™s Voice: The Importance of Rootsâ€”GUEST AUTHOR Arlene Hougland tells the story of finding peace through discovering her ancestors.
3.20.16 The Art of You: What Color is Your Voice?â€”CONFIDENT SPEAKINGÂ is knowing your voice and adjusting it for each situation.
3.23.16 Arielâ€™s Voice: Instinctual Hope in the Wildernessâ€”GUEST AUTHOR Ariel, from prison, shares her poem of hope.
3.28.16 The Art of You: A Masterpieceâ€”REFLECTION of how you embody the seven elements of art. (https://whalenvoices.com/2016/03/28/the-art-of-you-a-masterpiece/)
3. 30.16 Leeâ€™s Voice: Out on a Limbâ€”GUEST AUTHOR Lee Nelson reflects onÂ the benefits of risk taking during art night at her church.
Keep this list handy and when you visit any of theÂ blogs, be sure to comment and share itÂ with women who you know could benefit. Contact me at [email protected] so I canÂ include your voice inÂ the chorus of Whalen Voices!
May your self-trust build confidence,