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Elaine Kuriger
my happy place: drinking a cortado in a jazzy coffee shop
To live well one must grow. One way to grow is to create & reflect & write. Follow for my daily thoughts.
Interests: Photography, poetry, blogging, coffee, relationships, body-language, psychology, personal growth & improvement, creativity, zumba, faith
Recent Activity
As a newlywed, I often heard, leading up to the wedding, don't have unrealistic expectations on your marriage or your husband - expect there to be ups and downs, expect there to be some emotional battles, expect there to be a dynamic of total newness - but no one told... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2017 at A Multi-Topic Blog - Daily Insights
After a phone-call with my mom, she is the wisest woman I know, after all - a topic came to mind. You can set up a loving, warm, & supportive environment, or you can set up a destructive one. Next time you lose your self-control, feel your anger rising up,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2017 at A Multi-Topic Blog - Daily Insights
Here are a few things to consider before working with your spouse. Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2017 at A Multi-Topic Blog - Daily Insights
No doubt, you married your spouse because you came to love them. As you've been married for some time, you don't love everything about them. Sometimes, they say something off-putting, or do something gross like pick their nose, or never let you pick the show you're going to watch. Whatever... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2017 at A Multi-Topic Blog - Daily Insights
Question of the day: What are some ways you are challenging yourself - work? personal goals? What motivates you to keep work toward & reaching your goals? Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2017 at A Multi-Topic Blog - Daily Insights
Wow! I feel pretty blessed that I can say I have a spouse. Now, do we have a perfect relationship? Not at all. But we are learning, and we are glad we have found the one our soul can love for a lifetime. We prayed and waited for the day... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2017 at A Multi-Topic Blog - Daily Insights
The wedding was gorgeous. Yes, it took a lot of planning, & I'll admit, more stress than I anticipated, & we prayed hard for good July weather - & the Lord provided! Celebrating was a success - the outdoor ceremony, reception, & dance beneath the stars, & it has been...T... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2017 at A Multi-Topic Blog - Daily Insights
My least favorite sound in the world is the sound of the alarm clock going off in the morning, & yet, if someone asked me, I'd say I'm a morning person (but my friends tell me I'm both able to stay up late & get up early if I must)... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2017 at A Multi-Topic Blog - Daily Insights
Each day brings it's own limitless possibilities. Each day has enough items to get done on it's own. Each day has it's own troubles. Especially so when you are in the midst of managing a shop, have a full-house of family, & have to plan the final touches of your... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2017 at A Multi-Topic Blog - Daily Insights
You ever had a day where you wish you were on a beach sippin' a fruity cocktail instead of experiencing what you are currently experiencing? Well, I would say every day of my life! But no, I love the work that I do & the people around me - but... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2017 at A Multi-Topic Blog - Daily Insights
Have you ever stopped to think...how do my choices, my actions, affect those around me? I've been pondering this a lot...especially now on the verge of marriage. The way I feel, & portray how I feel, & if I accept what I am feeling...it affects my soon-to-be husband, it affects... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2017 at A Multi-Topic Blog - Daily Insights
I find it admirable when someone can be having a 'bad' day or a 'low' season of life, & can still make the time & kind effort to rejoice with another person. I find it admirable in general even if that person is high on life. I think the kindness... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2017 at A Multi-Topic Blog - Daily Insights
I'm currently managing at a local coffee shop. I just enjoy it; it gives me a chance to create new products, advertise, build a social circle, & generally flex my creative muscle as I put together events & promotionals. I had applied for part-time work over the summer, & I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2017 at A Multi-Topic Blog - Daily Insights
The average adult needs 7-8 hours of sleep per night (I feel great at 7 1/2). How well do you sleep at night & how many hours are you clocking in? I know some high-functioning adults that get 5-6 hours of sleep on a regular night & that wouldn't work... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2017 at A Multi-Topic Blog - Daily Insights
What do you consider 'having fun?' Who do you like 'having fun' with? A few things I like to do is go check out new coffee shops & restaurants, hang out with my sister & her friends, go for hikes, get a professional massage, go thrifting, be crafty, paint, pot... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2017 at A Multi-Topic Blog - Daily Insights
My mother is from Honduras & has a little Chinese heritage in her, my father was born & raised in Minnesota & He is French, Irish, Swedish, & German. After they met, dated, & married, my parents lived in Honduras while my dad taught abroad, but after a couple years... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2017 at A Multi-Topic Blog - Daily Insights
Do you find yourself feeling overwhelmed with all the to-do lists, the chores, the great amount of things you've been meaning to get done that are just...not getting done? Part of the problem is the work you are creating for yourself. Think about that for a moment. Beneath the layer... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2017 at A Multi-Topic Blog - Daily Insights
I highly recommend looking into The Five Love Languages by author Gary Chapman to figure out what your partner's best & most specific needs & wants are out of your relationship. Below, I've listed some ways (all worth trying!) to spark that romance into your relationship & let your partner... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2017 at A Multi-Topic Blog - Daily Insights
Two months from now, I will be standing face-to-face, hand-in-hand with the love of my life in front of the sea of people we dearly love.We chose to have a smaller wedding (small being 150 guests) & it was difficult to pick & choose (half of the guests are family... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2017 at A Multi-Topic Blog - Daily Insights
I've asked this a couple times in my other posts... How would those closest to you describe you? Would they say you brighten up a room, or something much different? Don't be quick to forget the impact you can have on others (even strangers!) just through your daily actions. Say... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2017 at A Multi-Topic Blog - Daily Insights
When was the last time you had a 'recharge day'? My fiance made up this term a few months ago & we've used it ever since. Once a week, we each try to schedule in a morning or afternoon into our schedules to be alone to read or journal (or... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2017 at A Multi-Topic Blog - Daily Insights
Elaine Kuriger is now following Nancy Friedman
May 26, 2017
Elaine Kuriger is now following Writing Spirit
May 26, 2017
I heard a stat that you end up meshing together with the top 5 people closest to you - those you consider role models, friends, or those that are constantly in your life. They rub off on you - and most likely, you on them. So, are you surrounding yourself... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2017 at A Multi-Topic Blog - Daily Insights
Elaine Kuriger is now following Mary Helen
May 26, 2017