Redefining Success

Am I the only one that’s scared of success? I don’t understand this. Why do I feel so torn? This inner storm is too much. Sometimes I get so excited about the future that I could burst. The stuff I’ve been sweating over and bleeding […]

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You are Your Best Investment

I’ve always, as an adult, had an odd relationship with money. Having 4 kids and living in a one income household, there never seemed to be enough. And when there was enough, any extra went towards something utilitarian for the household or the kids that […]

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Why You Should Compare Yourself to Others

Ok, before you get up on your high horse to tell me how wrong I am and how very unhealthy it is to compare myself to other people and how I should only be trying to be better than the me I was yesterday, let […]

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New Year’s Resolutions are Bullshit (and why I Still Use Them)

After 20+ years of making and failing at my New Year’s resolutions, I’m finally calling bullshit. I used to think my failures were a result of my incredible lack of self discipline. It always felt so good, setting all these goals and dreaming big for […]

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How Acceptance can Transform Your Life

I never before realized what a powerful concept acceptance could be. How absolutely and completely freeing. As an extension of letting go of expectations, which I wrote about here, acceptance can truly change your life. It’s changed mine. Acceptance can take on so many different forms. […]

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Expectations – a Great Way to Stress Yourself Out

I expect my kids to get along. I expect traffic to be fairly smooth. I expect people to treat me respectfully and with kindness. I expect my body to cooperate with me as I eat healthy and work out. These are just a few of […]

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Who the Hell are You?

No but seriously…who the hell are you? What, of value, do you have to say? What makes you think you have an original thought or idea to share? Whoa. Harsh. If someone said that to you, how would you react? How would you feel, hearing […]

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How to be Less Productive

I really hate it, sometimes, the pressure to be more productive. The number of books, articles, and websites on the topic is bloody overwhelming. As a mom as well as a writer and business owner, the constant push to cram as much shit as possible […]

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Top 10 Traits of a Damn Fine Leader

If you’re anything like me, when you hear the word ‘leader’, people like Obama, Billy Graham, and Tony Robbins come to mind. People who are charismatic, outgoing, and love to be the center of attention. I’ve always been in awe of people like that and […]

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Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable

When was the last time you were uncomfortable? Not I-have-a-wedgie uncomfortable. More like the discomfort you feel when you are venturing into unfamiliar territory in your life, doing something you’re not used to, something that scares you a little (or a lot). When was the […]

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