Summer

The joys of summer are many, from beach or poolside fun to outdoor exploration to backyard barbeques and vacations with loved ones. Soak up summer!

Sharing a peach with a squirrel
Positive Living

Letting the Squirrels Have Their Fill

The critters who raided my fruit trees got on my nerves…until I remembered that we’re all just hungry mammals in search of some sweetness.

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Eating an ear of corn at the end of summer
Power of Prayer

Prayer for the End of Summer

Gratitude for soft wind and waves and sea-green water–and one more ear of fresh corn.

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How to have a positive day at the beach
Positive Living

4 Ways to Have a Positive Day at the Beach

Get the most out of a day filled with sand and surf.

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3 new ways to enjoy watermelon
Snacks

3 Different Ways to Enjoy Watermelon

A wedge of watermelon can’t be beat, but try these other ideas to work this hydrating summer fruit onto your plate in new ways.

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How to shift quickly into vacation mindset.
Travel

3 Ways to Shift into a Vacation Mindset

Whether your travels are taking you near or far, you can embrace the beauty of being fully away.

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The positive side of sweat.
Exercise

How Sweating Is Good for Body and Soul

Summer means sweat, whether from exercise or just being outside in the hazy-hot-humidity. Why not see the positive side of a good sweat?

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Creating memories during summer
Inspiring Stories

Creating Summer Memories

One summer evening led to a lifelong partnership full of family and joy.

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Facing fear at the beach
Military Families

Facing Fear to Find Calm Waters

A day at the beach reminds a military mom how she found peace after her son was deployed.

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Finding peace and quiet in the tomato patch
Life Advice

Cultivating Silence in the Tomato Patch

Pruning these unwieldy vines reveals more than swelling fruit—it shows what can grow when given some space.

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Smell the flowers for a positive experience.
Emotional and Mental Health

Take a ‘Flower Walk’ for a Breath of Fresh Air

Even if all you see are dandelions and clover, noticing the colorful, growing things around you can refresh your whole outlook.

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