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A Journey to Better

Our modern, technologically advanced lives seem to be full of obligations and multitasking. Even when we aren’t fulfilling commitments, we seem to find things to keep ourselves busy. In this mode of trying to stay occupied, we seem to worry and feel anxiety when there’s nothing left to do. This hyper-connected world we live in has us always thinking, “What else?” Our personal and professional lives aren’t about what we are doing but what we aren’t doing or what we’re missing. Well, for all of us that fall into this never-ending cycle there’s something we are missing…relief. …


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Success Can Happen Now

The adage “actions speak louder than words” is somewhat fitting for living the life we desire. We spend much of our lives talking or dreaming about all the things we want our life to be. For some, the mere thought is enough to satisfy; for others, our ambition is for something greater. Ambition without action does us no good. Today, we’re going to stop talking, stop dreaming, and take our destiny into our own hands.

“Got an idea to start,” “Thinking to start,” and “Making a commitment to start” is one aspect of life. Actually, “Starting” what you truly want…


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We don’t intend to cause ourselves unnecessary anxiety or stress, but we can’t help it sometimes. Many of us have learned coping skills that are counterproductive when we look at the long-term effects. These techniques may seem like a good idea and at times feel necessary, but they aren’t. Realizing when we’re doing these self-destructive habits can help us understand when to refocus or just let go to find the peace we covet.

1. Faking Happiness

It is not necessary to fake a smile or act like life is great when it’s not. The term “fake it until you make it” is generally…


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My routine in the morning used to be sporadic; it changed at the whim of my sleep from the night before or the contrast of the temperature outside to under my covers. But over the last few years, I’ve developed a routine that allows me peace, productivity, and appreciation all before most people are getting started with their day. Here are a few of the things I’ve found helpful when starting my day.

Getting Up Early

What time you get up is relative to your schedule; however, the benefits I believe can be tremendous. Personally, I get up at 5 am every morning…


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Minimalism has been somewhat of a trend of late. But what does it mean to take on this type of lifestyle? What are the benefits of getting rid of a lot of your things? Is the pursuit of reducing just a look, or does it have substance behind it?

1. Less Time Cleaning & Organizing

When we get rid of the clutter, we make organizing less daunting. Cleaning the house isn’t the epic conquest it once was. Everything you own has a rightful place, instead of things being stuck in drawers, closets, or the dreaded Tupperware-type containers that “help” you organize.

“Your home is living space…


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We often feel like our perspective is unique. Some feel that others can’t understand them for multiple reasons, selfish, unintelligent, or just plain mean. But as we get to know each other on an intimate and honest level, those feelings can wash away. The emotions we feel are universal, and it’s about finding the empathy to create a bridge to understanding.

Feelings of Neglect Flow Both Ways

Many of us feel misunderstood, and sometimes we very well are. Sometimes people are so stuck in their perspective; they have blinders on your feelings and experiences. Even more discouraging are those who see those differences but refuse to…


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Everything Changes Here

We all have plans in life. Some are bigger and grand, while others are simple. Nonetheless, plans are made and expectations are set whether consciously or subconsciously they exist. What do we do with these expectations? How do we live up to them? What if we can’t? These are some of the thoughts that can torture a soul when thinking about the future. The wants we have become a burden as the goal looms somewhere in the future but elusive.

The Plan

The process of how we reach our goals is in itself the answer and the calm you need in the…


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Success can seem difficult enough with the obstacles the world throws at us. Unfortunately, many of us contend with personal habits the prevent us from reaching our goals as well. Below are some of the common habits that most battle and the efforts you can make to take control of them.

Distractions

We are constantly dealing with a multitude of distractions vying for our attention. So regularly we bounce from one task to the next. Texting, emails, social media, to-do lists, work, relationships, etc…the list goes on and on.

“You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones…


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Eight Quotes to Create Change

“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” — Wayne Dyer

Everyone looks at life through their own lens. Because everyone is unique, some filter the world in black and white, shades of gray, or beautiful technicolor. An example of such perspective. I talked with a friend about accomplishments, and they reflected on their biggest accomplishment during the pandemic that they kept living. Living in the sense that they pursued and attained the goals they set out to accomplish before COVID. This is no small feat considering how…


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Finding someone you care about and want to pursue a relationship with isn’t easy. There seem to be many ways to find someone, but it still seems hard to find someone you want to connect with. When we do find a person that could be a love connection, there are several ways we sabotage our chance at love. Pay attention to these pitfalls, and hopefully, you can avoid destroying a golden opportunity with your Romeo or Juliet.

1. You Can’t Love in Part

I know you’ve heard someone say, “I just can’t put myself out there all the way; I’ve been hurt too many times.” You’re…

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