How to Show a Little Gratitude to YOU!

Happy Thanksgiving Friends! Today is the day that most of us have a laser focus on gratitude and many families share out loud exactly what they are grateful for. I love that tradition. Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday, but when thinking about writing another post on gratitude I couldn’t get Snoop Dogg out […]

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The Art of QTIP- How to Stop Taking Things So Personally 

The other day I attended a workshop on Brain Health and Development. One of the successful coping strategies we explored was QTIP- Quit Taking It Personally. This couldn’t have come at a better time for me because I had just finished venting with a friend about a situation that I felt was unfair and quite […]

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How to Embrace Every Season on the Way to Your Dream!

The other day I was sitting around anxiously reflecting on my goals. I have so many things I would like to achieve, and while I am good about acknowledging how far I have come, I am not so great about sitting with my goals in the meantime. The waiting season is a challenge for me. […]

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How to Tip The Scales So That Life Just Keeps Getting Better

The other day I was looking through my inbox and a new email popped up that said “Can Life Just Keep Getting Better?” My initial thought was an enthusiastic “Yes!” Most of what I write about and speak about has this message at the core. I opened the email and the second heading was “Here’s […]

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Fall Fitness in 4 Easy Steps

I don’t know about you but as soon as fall hits I can’t wait to cozy up. I am all about sweaters, layers and pumpkin everything. For me it seems much easier to stay fit during the warmer months. My summers are all about being out and about. And like many of you I tend […]

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How To Make New Friends at Midlife

This probably shouldn’t be titled specifically for those of at midlife because I know a lot of younger women struggle with this too. When we are in school it’s easy to make friends with the person sitting next to us in class and later the girl who shares our dorm room if we’re lucky and […]

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How to Practice the Art of Believing in Yourself in 3 Easy Steps

It seems like a simple thing to do- Just believe in yourself is something that we hear all the time when we’re taking on a challenging task or pursuing some dream. I don’t know about you, but for me it conjures up images of ruby red slippers clicking together. I guess for me that image […]

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How to Be a Grown-Up: 3 Important Lessons My Father Taught me

If you’ve been following along for the past two years you have definitely heard me talk about my father. I think my most vulnerable post was about the last three weeks of his life. I wrote How My Braids Saved Me to share my thoughts on grief and to document my experiences during the most challenging […]

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The Difference Between Envy and Jealousy and How to Turn it Around in 3 Easy Steps

Yesterday I took a woman’s writing class. The class was intriguingly titled Split Wide Open: Women Writing Ourselves. A couple of days before the class we received our writing prompt: In her book, The Artist’s Way, Julia Cameron says, “My jealousy had actually been a mask for my fear of doing something I really wanted […]

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