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From Getting Inspired!

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We’ve all been stuck in the doldrums before. We can’t think of anything that tastes good. There aren’t any movies we want to see and nothing on the radio catches our ear. When you’re stuck in that lackluster spot, it can be equally tough to find inspiration for your own work. The thing is, for all the times inspiration hits us out of the blue, we forget that we can also get up and go seek it out! Before you run out of steam… some places to get inspired! Continue reading

Welcome to 2015 at Intent


Welcome to 2015!
Thank you making 2014 what it was and for being part of this family for what is to come. There is a lot to look forward to in the world of Intent. We plan on sharing more ways to set and stick to your intentions as well introducing you to some great new writers, interesting new topics and life-changing wisdom and insight.

Here’s to the new year!

From Focus


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As we stand on the verge of a new year, we get a very clear view of how much progress we’ve made in the different arenas of our life. We look back and see where it was we were distracted and where we surprised ourselves.

Flash forward to the end of next year. What would you hope to see?
How would you have spent the previous 12 months?
Now is your chance to set the course for that.  Continue reading

Words to Inspire Your New Year

Last year, many of our Intent team chose words to focus on in 2014.
Words like “courage” or “fun” became our banners for the days to come and, speaking personally, having a simple focus made life so much easier.
My word being “fun”, I would ask myself:
“What is the fun option?” 
“Would this be fun to me?”
“Which choice is more fun?”
It didn’t always mean that my choice was the most frugal or the most realistic.
It simply meant that whatever I was doing was the most fun.
The singular focus was so helpful in easing the anxiety and complication of decision-making which happened to be my issue at the time.

This year I’ll choose a new word. I encourage you to do the same.
Some options? Continue reading

Our Holiday Family Movie Recommendations

It’s time for pajamas! Christmas cookies are probably almost done in the oven and we have just a few more hours before we need to settle in so those sugar plums can start dancing. In case you’re looking for something to watch as a family, here are 5 of our favorites: Continue reading

Terrorism, Fear and the Movies


This week the whole world grieved at the unfathomable murder of 140 students and teachers in Pakistan at the hands of terrorists. A little closer to home for many of us, theaters pulled “The Interview”, a satirical film from Seth Rogen and James Franco about a news team sent in to North Korea to assassinate Kim Jong-un, after hackers not only hacked Sony’s computer system but released threats to harm movie theaters and movie goers attending the film upon it’s opening this Christmas holiday.

There are a lot of ways to feel unsafe at the moment and people everywhere are speaking up about it. It seems that wherever there are those seeking to live in freedom, there will be others seeking to take it away. On a small scale, this our hope for you this holiday season: Continue reading

Straightforward Wisdom from Mark Manson

Mark Manson

A lot of my friends are big fans of puppy videos.
On my Facebook news feed, a lot of puppies.
But recently a friend shared an article about “7 Strange Questions that will Help You Find Your Life Purpose.” It was honest and made me laugh out loud. Continue reading

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