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So far Lisa Purk has created 11 blog entries.

Letting Go vs. Holding On

Ecclesiastes 3:1 says, "For everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven;"  And verse 3:6 says, "A time to search and a time to quit searching.  A time to keep and a time to throw away."   One of the great challenges of life is deciding when to hold on and when [...]

By |June 18th, 2014|Faith and Spirituality, Self|0 Comments

Embedded Worry

How often do you think about these types of questions: •    What are we going to do about ..... •    What if [XXXX] happens .... •    What if [XXXX] doesn't happen .... •    How are we going to handle .... •    What are we going to do if .... These are all potentially worry questions. [...]

By |May 31st, 2014|Self|0 Comments


Do you clearly recognize the difference between a thought and a feeling? Several years ago, I participated in a class on inter-personal communication.  The class met for several weeks on Sunday evenings at the church I was attending at the time.  It was an excellent class and still today I use the knowledge I gained [...]

By |May 31st, 2014|Communication, Family and Relationships, Self|0 Comments

Are You Listening to the Message?

It comes as no surprise to anyone that I believe the words we choose are important.   Every day; every thought; every word; every conversation....our words, whether spoken or quietly thought to ourselves, impact the lives we live. I'm totally fascinated and passionate about just how much our lives are impacted by our word choices.  I also [...]

By |May 31st, 2014|Faith and Spirituality, Friday Message, Self|0 Comments

A Challenging Area to Balance

Being kind and understanding toward others, taking care of and helping others, putting others first .....these are all good values that have been instilled in us. They are also ones that I believe in and have no issue with; well, except one. There are times when a person's mindset gets filled to overflowing with the [...]

Another Day at Panera

Yes, there have been many seasonal firsts happening recently. There has been the first snow which caused me to ask, "What happened to starting with a few flurries" followed quickly by, "Oh, why didn't we put the furniture away and winterize the pond just one week sooner!?!?" There was also the first Black Friday ad and the first [...]

By |May 31st, 2014|Friday Message, Productivity, Self|0 Comments

Moving Beyond the Past

I listened to a young woman describe her journey of recovering from a traumatic childhood event.  In the end, she summed it up by saying, "I knew when I stopped wanting to tell people the story, when I stopped wanting it to be the first thing they knew about me, stopped wanting them to know [...]

By |May 31st, 2014|Friday Message, Self|0 Comments

A Choice Between Good and ???

I'm a morning person.  Hands-down, no question, inarguably a morning person.  There's only one problem.   I am a morning person once my feet hit the floor.  That is a critical point ... once my feet hit the floor.  Because between the first time the alarm rings and the time my feet actually make their way to the floor [...]

By |May 31st, 2014|Friday Message, Productivity, Self|0 Comments

Two Good Choices

When my husband and I got married, we chose Niagara Falls for our honeymoon. We had other options. But when it came down to making our final choice, there was one thing that stood out to us. We wanted to pick a place that we could easily return to each year for our anniversary; and [...]

Eliminate Excuses

On a few different occasions, I have presented and led discussions around a variety of topics related to the cognitive aspects of developing a healthy lifestyle. These topics were wide ranging and included things such as confidence; stress; setting boundaries; and the importance of planning. The topics were geared toward thoughts and language and the impact these have [...]

By |May 31st, 2014|Friday Message, Self|0 Comments