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Why It’s Ok to Say No

There are many reasons why it’s ok to say no, especially in the current world. Many of us suffer from anxiety and depression which makes it even more important to learn how to say no. Saying no sets boundaries. It helps us excel at the things we actually love. When we spread ourselves too thin, our performance, mood, and overall health suffer tremendously. If you are not yet convinced that it’s not ok to say, here are 5 reasons that might gently empower you to say no the next time you just can’t.   It’s Your Life You can’t control […]

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5 Hacks for Big Goal Attainment

Are you tired of hearing about goal attainment by now? Hopefully, not too much but rather, you feel that we are that team that may not talk to you often, but we are all rooting for you behind the scene to do something great for yourselves this year. Some may think that a life full of unfinished goals may be daunting and full of pressure to achieve all the time. But, a life without any goals whatsoever can be unfulfilling. Some of the best tips below are so simple. The first one is to write things down. You know that […]

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5 Hacks to Get Your New Year’s Resolutions Back on Track

How many of you have been sticking to your New Year’s Resolutions? If you haven’t, you’re not alone. Over 40% of people who set goals drop them before the end of January. But, have no fear, it’s never too late to pick them back up again. Here are 5 hacks to help you get your New Year’s Resolutions back on track.   RECONNECT WITH YOUR RESOLUTIONS Our favorite reason here is to reconnect with your reasons for any goals you’ve set. I’ve heard more than once now from some internet friends that they’ve been feeling out of sorts and I […]

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How To Get Rid of Things That Annoy You

March is all about renewal. What better way to renew than to get rid of things that annoy you so you can live the month with a fresh perspective and a sense of energetic peace? When you are constantly irked by something or someone in your life, it’s not good for your health. It creates stress, mental strain, unnecessary anxiety, digestive problems, and an overall sense of ill well-being. It even shows in your skin, your hair, and is even exuded in your aura. We are all about positive auras, bright lights, energetic energy, good vibes, and a sense of […]

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How To Deal With The Eternal Optimist

The eternal optimist, we all know one. They are the people who walk around with a smile on their faces despite world hunger, diseases, wars, and dogs in the Sarah McLachlan commercials. They are the people who are fervent believers in the good of people, no matter how many times they’ve been robbed or disgraced. They are also the ones who are certain in their hope that people can change for the better. They are an amazing race of humans. I happen to be married to one, my two best friends are these type of people, and my boss, Teri. […]

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3 Things You Need to Know About Grit

There are 3 things you need to know about grit. It’s not the gunk that’s stuck on your sinks and shower tubs. It’s not that feeling you get when you’re exfoliating your face either. And, it’s definitely not the texture you feel in your mouth when you eat one of those baked goods that are not fluffy and moist. Grit is defined as having perseverance and passion for long-term goals (Duckworth, 2016). But, what does grit feel like? Think back to finals week for school or when you had 52 deadlines set for the coming week. You know you have […]

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5 Hacks to Stay Accountable

We’ve talked about productivity hacks in the past here, here, and here, but this one is a little different because the focus is on accountability. Accountability is your way of being responsible and proactive with your any of your goals. Everyone has different tricks and tips to help them keep moving towards their goals. But, as easy as it is to set goals, it can be just as difficult to keep up with them. Life always gets in the way and we easily quit going to the gym or quit altogether. So, here are 5 easy hacks to help us […]

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The Secrets of Self-Care and Beauty for Mature Women

I’m here to tell you about the secrets of self-care and beauty for mature women, but I think these tips can be applied to every age bracket. I’ve lived a pretty full life and I’ve been past the stages that many are you in right now. Worrying about the size of your pants, if people think you’re pretty, wasting time on things that don’t matter, and pretty much everything that doesn’t matter in the grand scheme of life. We all have those days when we may look in the mirror and think ” OMG”. But, hopefully, we have days when […]

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5 Ways to Master Your Emotions

We all know emotions are a powerful entity. We use it to express ourselves, convey our feelings, and even as an outlet to exude our personalities. Something about February gets us emotional, be it the inception of the whole lovey-dovey expectation of Valentines or because Target has had hearts and candy out since Jan 1st. It’s a beast that many of us feel like we’ve tamed but then we lose the leash. We equate our wellness with being able to understand and control our emotions yet we unleash our emotions in the worst way when times get trying. Blame hormones, […]

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Using Your Thoughts to Your Advantage: The Importance of Mindset

By now, you probably feel like we are trying to change you so much that you might not even recognize yourself. The idea of mindset will be the last topic regarding change but it will be something that can be built on for months to come. We can change what we drink, what we eat, what blush we use, and even what shoes we wear. Those are all pretty easy in the big realm of things and it simply takes some level of physical self-control. [Putting that piece of pie down right now.] But, when it comes to changing the […]