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Flourish, Prosper, and Thrive
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Flourish, Prosper, and Thrive

By Rachel Haugabook - Apr 24 2017


Within everyone is a desire to flourish and prosper that was placed there intentionally. We each arrived here thoughtfully to make the most of life, breath, and physicality, but forgot that these were always tools and gifts to help us flourish, and in no way indicated we were finished products. We live under the misconception […]

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Self-Worth To Do List: You’ll Be Glad You Did
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Self-Worth To Do List: You’ll Be Glad You Did

By Rachel Haugabook - Mar 17 2017


For those of you who converse with me regularly, you are probably familiar with how I enjoy talking to people about the benefit of doing what they feel like doing and not doing things they don’t feel like doing until they feel like doing them. Whew, that was kind of a mouth full, huh? Usually […]

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Heart to Heart
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Heart to Heart

By Rachel Haugabook - Feb 13 2017


There were times in my past when my heart felt like a destination; a house that I was aching to fill. I was in search of a responsible, thoughtful, tenant; someone who would lovingly end the vacancy. Maybe someone who could move in and fix me up from the inside out. My own occupancy left […]

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So, What's the Problem?
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So, What’s the Problem?

By Rachel Haugabook - Jan 30 2017


During the holiday season, we are often reminded to “Be thankful for everything we have,” but how about exploring gratitude in a less conventional way this year? I am on a personal journey to be thankful for everything I experience, including things I would typically call problems, and discover how in each circumstance the experience […]

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Do You Know What You Are Made Of?
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Do You Know What You Are Made Of?

By Rachel Haugabook - Dec 19 2016


You are made of someone’s every hope and dream. The very fiber of your being is constructed by the hope for prosperity of your ancestors. You are designed in divine fashion and are molded of tangible resilience. You, you are someone’s answered prayer. You are your own provider and protector. You are the shot caller. […]

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Love Always Finds Its Way Home
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Love Always Finds Its Way Home

By Rachel Haugabook - Dec 10 2016


I had been walking for some time. My feet, though rough and weary, were still hopefully tender. I crossed through deserts, oasis after oasis teasing my optimism, but I still found the truth and smiled at her. I had had no clean water in what felt like an eternity, but the tears I cried over […]

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Remember

By Rachel Haugabook - Nov 01 2016


As fall wraps its cool arms around us and paints the land in gold and crimson, it becomes tempting to lose focus on ourselves. We look at the lives of those around us, seeking the sources of their joy for our own fulfillment instead of discovering our own. The longing in many of our hearts […]

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Forgive Yourself

By Rachel Haugabook - Oct 08 2016


Forgive yourself. Forgive yourself for all the things you are and all the things you aren’t. Forgive the pudge that won’t seem to go away, along with the cellulite that feels wrongfully placed. Forgive yourself for the times you did not have enough of you to give to everyone and still have some left over. […]

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The Struggle

By Rachel Haugabook - Aug 29 2016


How did we forget that the struggle wasn’t real until we made it so? How come we fail to notice one persons hardship is often another persons fairy-tale; so “the struggle” is only what we make it to be on an individual basis? With that being the case, struggling could also be described as simply […]

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Life is a Beautiful Ride

By Rachel Haugabook - Aug 04 2016


Life, in all its chaos and excitement, is nothing more and nothing less than a beautiful journey. We each choose how we see fit to travel it, just as we each choose how we feel throughout it, but in the end it is only what we make of it. May we all find the beauty […]

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Just Say Thank You

By Rachel Haugabook - Jun 28 2016


It’s important to be grateful for what you have and say thank you, everyone knows that, but let’s talk about why it’s so important. Even though quite often what you have is not what you currently want, at some point you were anticipating having it, so if for no other reason savor it being in […]

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Be Kind to Yourself

By Rachel Haugabook - May 26 2016


It seems as if we have been raised backwards. From the beginning of life, we are directed to become our own biggest critic but depend on others to be our greatest source of comfort. How could living this way ever truly benefit any of us when no one knows what we need to heal and […]

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Believing is as Good as Seeing

By Rachel Haugabook - Apr 21 2016


“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.” – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin We spend our lives observing the world around us and carving out for ourselves the parts that we like. We have desires, hopes, and dreams that we all want to see become a […]

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A Journey of Self Worth

By Rachel Haugabook - Mar 30 2016


This month I decided to overcome my technological anxiety and share an original spoken word piece in honor of Women’s History Month. I do hope you enjoy and share with any and all women in your life that could use some encouragement. All Women should share a journey of Self Worth. Want to see more […]

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Love Thy Self

By Rachel Haugabook - Mar 02 2016


How much do you love yourself? No seriously. How much? It is a question I pose to all the women in my life, especially when I see them climbing up on their “no one cares for me” soap boxes. I am not casting judgment, we all have our moments of feeling unwanted, uncared for, and […]

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A Tip About Women

By Rachel Haugabook - Jan 27 2016


During my time as a program director for Girls Inc., it has become a routine experience to walk into rooms full of wide-eyed girls who I have never met and walk out of those rooms having befriended some brilliant young ladies. In the midst of facilitating lessons with age groups ranging from “itty-bitty” to “think-they-know-everything”, […]