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Life Purpose

Taking Time to Get Clear

By Julie Van De Wyngaerde |

getting clearIt feels as though I’ve been MIA for the past month and I guess that’s because in a way I have been. It wasn’t a conscious decision for me to fall out of site, and given that I don’t like to judge anyone’s process, I’m going to allow my time away to just be what is or was.

Since it’s still January is it ok for me to wish you a Happy New Year?  Regardless of whether it’s the right thing to do, I’m going to say it anyway, because I always encourage others to act and make decisions from their gut and my gut is telling me to say… (more…)

How to Discover Your Life Purpose

By Julie Van De Wyngaerde |

find your life purposeIt would be pretty hard to have NOT seen an article or heard someone talk about finding your life purpose.  The topic seems to be everywhere from Psychology Today and The Huffington Post, to the myriad of motivational posts on social media sites

We’ve become a society moving away from the traditional path that poses the question of, “what do you want to be when you grow up?” to , “how can you best impact the world, who is your tribe, and how much money do you want to make in the process”?

We are finally waking up! (more…)

Make Money With Your Passion

By Julie Van De Wyngaerde |

follow your passionAround the time that I was entering the workforce after college, the book Do What You Love, the Money Will Follow was a popular bestseller.  I remember feeling that what the title spoke to was a good idea, but I now realize that I didn’t REALLY buy into the concept at the time.

You see, I was raised in a home where you were encouraged to choose a path of security.  Which makes sense given that my father had been a Lt. Colonel in the US Army and went on to work as an engineer for the government, and my mother was a teacher.  Both of these jobs provide you with a pension when you retire, and many would believe that this means a secure future. (more…)

You Are Never Too Old!

By Julie Van De Wyngaerde |

you are never too oldHave you ever noticed how society has a way of providing us with subtle messages that cause us to believe that living out our dreams is for the young?  It’s almost as if once we’ve passed over into our 40’s, 50’s and 60’s, our window of opportunity has passed us by.

And, to that I say, “bull pucky!”  You are NEVER too old!

That’s right!  You are never too old to realize your dreams, step into your life purpose and create the life that you truly desire.

Why?  Because that’s the way God intended it to be. (more…)

Are You Happy?

By Julie Van De Wyngaerde |

Pharrell Williams HappyYou’d have to be asleep, living under a rock to not have heard Pharrell Williams song Happy. The song, with its upbeat, infectious energy has taken the world by storm, spreading happiness around the globe.  I was disappointed to see Happy lose out to Let It Go, for the Best Original Song at the 86th Academy Awards, but Pharrell is reaping the benefits of an even bigger award, as seen in his recent interview with Oprah.

In his interview, Pharrell was brought to tears when he viewed the video that Oprah shared, showing people around the world dancing, singing and expressing themselves to Happy. You can’t help but tap your foot, snap your fingers or get up and dance when you hear it.

What is it about Happy that has made such an impact?   (more…)

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