Some days it’s difficult not to become cynical or overwhelmed with the state of the world. We were all preparing to adjust

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Hello all!  I received an overwhelming response to “My Happiness Journey”.  So many people sent comments and messages to me with questions! 

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There are countless books available that teach you how to be happy in 200 pages or more and many are best sellers! 

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I have found in my lifetime that the most difficult person to forgive, by far, is myself!  If I had a dime

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Have you ever thought about that saying, “the only thing to fear is fear itself”?  Well, take a moment and ponder!  How

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I have a confession to make… y’all… I was a hot mess.  Not that many years ago my life was one crisis

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If you’ve ever run out of gas you probably know that it’s very difficult to get started but pretty easy to keep

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If you’ve been hanging out with me on any of my social or are tuned into the group, there’s a pretty good

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As the creator of The Small Step Method, I often get asked how it works and in what areas of life.  My

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If you’ve ever taken on change whether it’s a “little” habit tweak or a big life goal you know how difficult it

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If you’ve been hanging around here for a while you may have noticed a few changes.  Like you know… the logo and

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Like most women, for many, MANY years my goal was weight loss.  I dreamed about having that perfect bikini body, confidently strolling

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I was going to start a piece about boundaries that my daughter had requested but every time I started it I realized

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We’ve all been there!  You set a new goal, start off super strong and then lose steam and quit!  Let’s face it,

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Creating successful New Year’s Resolutions or intention is an excellent way to make changes you’re dreaming of and create a life you

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Over the past few years I’ve been really focused on personal challenges.  Whether they be for business (like this blog), family, personal

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Up until recently I’d never heard the term “Sunday Scaries”.  It’s not that it didn’t exist but before the internet (yes, I’m

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