Category Archives: personal development

November 2021 – Recap

November was a great month for the Hamricks. It was fall, my birthday month, gorgeous weather, time spent as a family, with friends, the Macy’s parade, Thanksgiving, and preparing for our Disney trip. I managed to write about the NYC … Continue reading

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My Word of the Year: 2021

I’m not normally one to pick a word for the year but when I started using Power Sheets by Cultivate What Matters I decided I could give it a try. Last year’s word (entrust) came to me so clearly and … Continue reading

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Officially a Lifegiver!

Last year a friend of mine approached me about being a part of her company and we both prayed about it for a few months. We talked about what her needs were and what I could bring to her company … Continue reading

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Empowered… ESR4

The Empowered Spouses Retreat, gifted to me by the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation, left me feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, and empowered. Taya Kyle designed these retreats to help military and first responder spouses feel empowered in a variety of ways. The … Continue reading

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Refreshed… ESR2

My trip to Wyoming was well timed: fall has started in some areas of the US but not where I live. I’m about DONE with Texas heat. Four and a half years here has done me in. I am perfectly … Continue reading

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Refreshed, Rejuvenated, and Empowered: ESR1

You may recall that Matt and I were gifted a Revitalization Retreat in April from the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation.  It was wonderful and its purpose was to allow my soldier and me to reconnect – away from life, the … Continue reading

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Active rest.

After two blog posts on rest and three months of practicing it, I want to share one little insight. ~ Rest is not passive. In fact, I have had less time to blog during this season of rest but it’s … Continue reading

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When life gets too busy, I keep this word in mind:  Simplify: 1. make (something) simpler or easier to do or understand Synonym : make simple/simpler, make easy/easier to understand, make plainer, clarify, make more comprehensible/intelligible, Yesterday I shared a … Continue reading

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Happy 2014!!

Sure, I’m a few days late in wishing you a Happy New Year, but I am of the opinion that well wishes are better late than never! So, with the wishes out of the way, I’ll share with you what’s … Continue reading

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