Me First! The Importance of Loving Yourself First

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Between being a mom, grandma, friend, sister, or lover we come across many people who we grow to love. Our lives revolve around the relationships we make and the love that sustains them. Sometimes, it gets to that point that you’re so busy loving everyone else that you haven’t stopped to think about if you’ve reciprocated that love to yourself …

You Are NOT Superwoman

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We live in a time where women have more rights than they ever have, where mothers and CEO’s are one in the same and yet there is so much work to be done. As women we are never done fighting because we are in constant pursuit of protecting our loved ones, of being a voice for the voiceless and symbol …

Pause and Reflect

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Every so often we meet someone who rocks our world, who disturbs our comfort and creates a space in our minds for question. When we meet this person we want to give them all the credit for shaking us awake and we allow ourselves to forget that we attract what we need to see in our lives. It is easy …

Declutter Old Friends That No Longer Serve You

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As children we tend to make friends with our classmates, teammates and if we are lucky, our family members. We find common ground with those who surround us as we are naturally participating in the same activity. Once we have discovered some common ground we evaluate how nice our peers are, if their snacks are good, if they get picked …

Easy Is Temporary

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As a species of incredible evolution we get bored when we are not being challenged. Like children in grade school who act up in regular classes, we need to constantly be striving towards accomplishing goals in a gifted program because if not we will busy ourselves with easy unproductive tasks that could get us into trouble. As human beings we …

Living a Life of Purpose

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In the earlier part of 2016 I applied to be an egg donor. I did it because I found an advertisement in Craigslist for $10,000. When I took a moment to consider purpose before profit I realized that it would be a beautiful gift to my body to allow it to be a vessel of hope and aid for families …

You Don’t Have To Be Overwhelmed At Work

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Do you find yourself dreading the sound of your alarm every morning? Do you feel anxious before your day has even begun? Perhaps you are already making your way down your 1000 mile long list of to-do’s or you already hear the non-stop ringing of the phone, co-worker chatter and the anxious pen and fingering tapping of your cubicle mate. …

Healing Deceit

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Khalil Gibran said, “Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.” If you’ve ever experienced deceit, be it in personal or professional relationships, you understand what Gibran was referring to. It is a circumstance in which we can’t even tell doubt and faith apart, or we may feel consumed by both at the same …

New Beginnings

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New beginnings involve new situations and external circumstances, be it at work or in your personal life.  Beginnings are about internal growth – new understandings, new attitudes, new identities. For this reason, beginnings should be celebrated, rather than resisted. However, I have learned that this is often not the case. When beginnings come, we often feel ambivalent about them. New …

Transformation is Inevitable

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In order for individuals and organizations to thrive, they must embrace and master the art of transformation. Many say change is inevitable. We all know this to be true. More importantly, though, there is transformation – which can result because of change. When it comes to organizations, employers must be proficient at self-adaptation to the constantly changing marketplace. But how …