Let Go of Certainty

We live in an age that struggles with uncertainty. We want answers to everything – all of our questions and uncertainties. And when we don’t have the answers, the result is often fear. This is true for our personal lives as well. We want to know … that everything will turn out okay, that we […]

Quitting is Not an Option

Resilience. Another marker of a life filled with self-worth. Resilient people are committed to finishing strong. They believe quitting is not an option. They know that ‘walking’ is unthinkable. They are convinced that building resilience is a daily pursuit. They despise aimlessness. They have the faces of champions. Gordon MacDonald, author of A Resilient Life […]

You Don’t Need to be Perfect!

Perfectionism and a feeling of unworthiness go hand-in-hand. When you feel unworthy, you strive to be perfect. If I do everything perfectly, then I will be loved and accepted! If I can be the best mom, the most tireless volunteer, the hardest worker, and do it all perfectly, I will be worthy. So what is […]

Be True to Yourself

We’ve all heard (and probably repeated) the mantra: Be true to yourself. To yourself be true. Be authentic. It sounds easy. But the reality is that it is hard. It takes courage. And hard work. As E. E. Cummings wrote, “To be nobody-but-yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to […]

Living Life Joyfully

Life. The existence of a human being. The mundane, everyday routine of surviving each day. The process of living. The sum total of our days. Each one of us have a life to live. We don’t know how long we have, or what will happen to us between now and the minute we draw our […]

Pause, Breathe & Count Your Blessings

If you are anything like me, you sometimes get the feeling that you are like the hamster caught in the wheel, spinning round and round and not getting anywhere. This time of year is always so hectic – year-end recitals, spring sports, field trips, booking kids summer camps, planning summer vacations and getting through the […]

The Perfect Woman?

Last week I wrote a list of qualities women would like to see in their perfect man. Of course, the list was done in a sense of fun, although many of those desired qualities really resonate with us as women. But it did get me thinking – what qualities would a man want to see […]

The Perfect Man!

This week I released my book, Bound by a Dragon (if you haven’t yet checked it out, head over to my website, www.lindakhopkins.com to find out how you can download it for free until the end of the week). Since my book is a romance, I thought it would be fun to do something a […]

The Most Important Thing

Jesus was once asked which was the greatest commandment. He replied, ‘Love the Lord you God with all your heart, mind and soul, and love your neighbor as you love yourself’. In other words, relationships!¬†This is the most important thing! The key to living a life filled with joy is relationships. Our relationship with God, […]

Are you Connected?

When we think about connection in today’s world, we usually think of technology – connected to the internet, connected through Facebook … or Twitter … or Google! And in fact, we are hard-wired for connection – just not the technological kind! We need connection to be healthy emotionally, physically, spiritually and intellectually. In fact, science […]