Love YOU during the Month of Love Love YOU during the Month of Love By: Feb 18th, 2014

February is often deemed the month of ‘love’ due to the Valentine’s Day holiday. Though I think that every month should be the month to celebrate ‘love’, I realize that the Valentine’s Day enthusiasm is often limited to kids in grade school and couples.

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Angela SchaefersAngela Schaefers is a freelance writer, producer & host of Your Story Matters radio show and an inspirational speaker. Angela interviews those who have encouraging and inspiring stories to share and is a partner here at Then Life Happens. Angela positively impacts the world, one story at a time! Check out her latest interviews at Your Story Matters. (Angela's latest posts at Then Life Happens)

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Why People Become Fat Why People Become Fat

By: Jan 19th, 2014

There are many discussions about weight loss and all kinds of options to try to lose weight. But, why do people become fat? I think if we began to discover why we become overweight in the first place, it would help not only in losing the unwanted pounds, but also in keeping them off.  Here
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Finding Jill Finding Jill

By: Dec 14th, 2013

What would you do if you lost five of the people closest to you in an instant? It is hard to fathom such a tragedy or how anyone could go on in life after. Jill Kraft Thompson shares in her book ‘Finding Jill – How I Rebuilt My Life after Losing the Five People I Loved Most’ how she endured the biggest tragedy and challenge she could never have imagined.

Gratitude as a Daily Habit Gratitude as a Daily Habit

By: Dec 1st, 2013

Gratitude as a daily habit: I learned that whenever I was feeling worried, sad or hopeless I could change my attitude my pausing and counting my blessings. Prior to that I felt I was grateful and always told myself and others that I was. Looking back…

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When Life Happens To Your Parent — After some vague indications and a little denial of reality, our family has had to face the fact that my Dad has Alzheimer’s.

Le’go my Ego – Live Your Purpose Now Le’go my Ego – Live Your Purpose Now


What if you could live a life free from the trappings of fear? From criticism? From the all the reasons that are holding you back? From bringing into your life all that you truly desire? And no, that doesn’t mean you are going to cash in on the Lotto Max and get that shiny new mustang – unless of course, that is part of your life’s Divine purpose.

Practical Spirituality Practical Spirituality


Up until the age of 35, I lived a life fueled by self-will and determination; the proverbial square peg in a round hole. I just knew if I worked hard enough and stayed committed I could wrestle happiness out of life. It was clear from my perspective that whoever had the most “stuff” wins the game of life. And I sure wanted my share.

Remain Vulnerable and Stay Alive Remain Vulnerable and Stay Alive


As an artist and a dreamer our greatest weapon is our emotional sensitivity; for it enables us to dream, to imagine, to empathize and to feel. But this great weapon sometimes feels like a heavy curse… especially when rejection and criticism rain on down. As creative souls our sensitivity makes us vulnerable to great wounding …