Author Archives: Toni Kelly

Some Bare Essentials to a Great Book

Recently, I’ve been completely caught up in the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. I remember hearing about these books years ago when attending a writer’s conference, but I only recently began to watch the series and revisit the books in … Continue reading

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Giving Back

There are tons of addictions out there—many of which are not good for us. Still, we do what we do most of the time because it feels good to us. Sometimes it comes at very little cost and sometimes it … Continue reading

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Good Traits

Courtesy, respect, leadership, discipline, confidence, integrity—I’d say all of these are pretty good traits to have. These traits and more are some that my kids learn in their martial arts class. We teach them at home too, but to be … Continue reading

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Changing Motivation

Do you know what motivates you? What drives you to succeed or even to make bad decisions? I’ve been listening to a ton of true crime podcasts which makes me question a whole different set of motivations. Some are more … Continue reading

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The World Goes On

I got back from vacation and stepped into a whirlwind! A couple or so weeks ago, I went on a wonderful vacation where I explored and learned and just mentally relaxed (somewhat). Since then, I feel like I’ve been immersed … Continue reading

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Our Mind in Age

Aging really is something. While I’ve seen the gray hairs pop up and the wrinkles begin to stick, I’m really not here to complain about my own aging today—or really to complain at all. It’s more of an observation and … Continue reading

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Acceptance

One of the greatest gains with age for me has been a comfort with myself. Don’t get me wrong, I definitely have flaws and main things I don’t like, but I’ve also come to some degree of acceptance and understanding … Continue reading

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