Now more than ever we need to become very flexible and mindful about holiday traditions. Especially since so many may be changing

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The holiday season is upon us!  This is arguably the most joyous and stressful time of year!  So how can you infuse

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Let’s all be honest here!  For many of us the holidays are an excuse to splurge.  We pretend we want to be

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If you’re trying to live more sustainably the holiday season can be a real test.  With so much to do in so

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Not only are the holidays arguably the busiest time of the year but they are also often the most stressful.  And it

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Firstly, Yes, I did take this picture! I love this clock. It came from Ikea, of all places! I used to use

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You might be hearing all of the buzz lately about the importance of a morning routine. To be honest this buzz might’ve

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It seems like you can’t look anywhere without seeing people touting the importance of a solid morning routine.  But I would argue

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Bucket lists seem to be the new trend. Especially for people with young children who want to make the most of summer

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When people think of gratitude they often imagine “thank you notes” and a pretty trite sentiment.  You know, the usual “I’m grateful

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So, y’all know I’m a HUGE fan of affirmations and they’ve literally changed my life.  But even I was shocked by some

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Have you ever thought about doing affirmations but convinced yourself they are a waste of time? Are you frustrated and annoyed at

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We learn most of what we know before we even start school.  You know, all the hard stuff, walking, talking, potty training,

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There are countless books written on the subject and basically every self-improvement guru has talked about it.  But still, making and breaking

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Creating healthy daily habits is essential to creating a happy, healthy life and accomplishing our goals.  But we are often left wondering…

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Who said that exercise has to be grueling and painful???  Oh… wait… was it that “no pain, no gain” guy???  Y’all, I

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I teach about health pretty often especially because of my chronic illness and body loathing recovery.  And whenever I do I’m asked

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Excellent communication is the most important part of any meaningful relationship.  But for many of us getting there is extremely scary and

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In my family relationships aren’t a lifelong commitment.  For any reason, any time someone is likely not speaking to someone, disowning family

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Hello, (Amazing) World! My name is Sam, I’m a personal development blogger over at smarterandharder.com. And I am one of the latest

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It’s possible that you haven’t ever heard of positive stress or that you think it’s a totally made-up concept.  The truth is

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If you’re anything like me, you might have a stress habit or two… or let’s be honest 5.  Well, I should say

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Stress is a natural reaction that has helped humans survive throughout history.  It signals dangers and risk both long and short term. 

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Here is the truth… there is one, and only one, thing standing in the way of you accomplishing your goal, living your

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Imagine waking in the morning early, with no alarm, eager and happy to start the day.  And laying your head on the

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There are times in everyone’s lives when we feel like we’ve lost touch with who we are.  And with all this “authentic

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Money management can seem like a daunting overwhelming task.  And let’s be honest, very few of us feel confident doing it or

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My grandma always says the older you get the faster time goes.  I’m not sure if this is true but it does

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Do you feel like you’re doing ALL the things?  Are you overwhelmed by your to-do list and have NO idea where to

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Maybe you love your current doctor but have to change. Perhaps you moved or had a change in insurance. Or maybe you

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