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5 Ways to Keep Your Workspace Motivating

01/18/2018 07:00:28 AM

Let’s get real peeps- nobody likes to work. And nobody wants to work in a cluttered, disorganized mess, which can be distracting. Since I am all about wellness and motivation (when I am inclined to be – hey, I’m human), let’s talk about ...

Sugar Babies by Mickey J. Corrigan

01/17/2018 07:00:18 AM

Summary:  “A sugar daddy can make your money woes disappear overnight. But for sugar babies, life is like a chocolate covered time bomb: sweet on the outside, deadly on the inside.” Young, beautiful, and hungry, Esme, Maire, and Niki want ...

Coping When Life Gives You Lemons

01/16/2018 07:00:27 AM

I had high expectations. I always knew I would have a college education, even my Master’s degree. I expected to have a fulfilling career in my chosen field directly after graduating. I figured if I walked in, portfolio in one hand, a degree ...

How to Stick with Your Goals

01/11/2018 07:00:59 AM

Ever notice how the word “goal” is so similar to the word “gaol?” For non-English majors, gaol is an old word for “jail.” And how often my lovelies, do you feel that you have imprisoned yourself by setting non-realistic goals? Motivation ...

Ten Things for a Better Me (& You) in 2018

01/09/2018 07:00:04 AM

A new year always makes me want to reconfigure my life. I like to spend a little quality time with myself reflecting on the past year. I can see where I made some wrong turns, iffy decisions and how I fell off the goal road. I like to sit, in ...

Peace & Positivity in 2018

01/04/2018 07:00:08 AM

There is an absolute truth in avoiding toxic people and situations. I know I’ve written about this before, but it’s worth a revision for the new year. There will always be people who believe that everything in the universe revolves around ...

The Truth About New Year’s Resolutions

01/02/2018 07:00:26 AM

Ok peeps, it’s time once again for a New Year’s post. It’s been a crazy year for me, with a lot of emotional stuff to tuck away in my luggage (no more than 50 lbs a piece, lol) and a lot of change. I have had to re-evaluate, reminisce, ...

The Best Gift of All

12/19/2017 12:11:15 PM

Today’s post is being written on the fly…get it? Actually, today I am practicing what I preach. There is nothing better than truly understanding the gift of family.  Also, of practicing gratitude to whatever powers that be, especially in ...

Unique Gifts for the Holidays

12/14/2017 07:00:01 AM

So it’s the holiday season. For some, it has descended with the fizzling, sizzling sound of fried potatoes and dough, for others, the final countdown is underway. I have given up on figuring out gifts for family members- my kids all want cash ...

How to Handle Holiday Stress

12/12/2017 07:00:34 AM

It’s Here!???? Yes, folks, tonight is the first night of Chanukah, and for those celebrating with the big red elf, ????????that’s just 12 days away! ???? Have you mailed the cards, wrapped the gifts, checked your list and bought 15 pounds ...

Night in Jerusalem by Gaelle Lehrer Kennedy

12/06/2017 06:47:02 AM

Night in Jerusalem by Gaelle Lehrer Kennedy Summary: A bewitching love story that is also an extraordinary portrait of Jerusalem, its faith, spirituality, identity, and a kaleidoscope of clashing beliefs, Night in Jerusalem is a novel of mystery, ...

A Writer by Any Other Name

12/05/2017 07:00:55 AM

So it’s no secret that I’m in the market for a job. My current situation, freelancing and working as a medical receptionist  is driving me mad. So what am I seeking? A great job in writing- content writing, proofreading – something of ...

Growth and Change are Highly Overrated by Tom Starita

11/30/2017 07:00:00 AM

Summary: Growth and Change Are Highly Overrated is a classic coming-of-age story that takes a unique and comic look at what we all fear— having to grow up and abandon our dreams. For a charismatic man like Lucas James, life is a breeze because ...

Confessions of a Sociopath: A Life Spent Hiding in Plain Sight By M.E. Thomas

11/23/2017 07:00:56 AM

Confessions of a Sociopath: A Life Spent Hiding in Plain Sight by M.E. Thomas   Summary:   Confessions of a Sociopath is both the memoir of a high-functioning, law-abiding (well, mostly) sociopath and a roadmap — right from the source ...

Turkey Day Stress? NO WAY!

11/21/2017 07:00:53 AM

Ok peeps, here it is – Thanksgiving weekend. ???? Whether you are cooking it all or just bringing dessert, it can get stressful and out of control fast. Morning Beans Blog has the ultimate in tips for keeping it low key, stress-free and fun ...

A Lesson in Life

11/09/2017 07:00:34 AM

I’m learning a lot about who I am and who I’m not. I’d love to be that laissez-faire, easy going gal who lets everything just roll right off like a raindrop on your windshield. But I’m not. At least not yet. So we’re clear, as mindful ...

The Quickie List of Meditation Benefits

11/07/2017 07:00:02 AM

OK, so I took a break. I needed to rest my overactive brain and deal with some pressing life issues. Thank you my favorite peeps, for keeping the torch alive. (Yes, I’m hopeful – rose-colored glasses always!) As I recall, I promised you ...

Necessary Evils

10/24/2017 07:00:37 AM

No, this post is not what you think. You most likely remember I started a new job a very short time ago. Having worked primarily in my own business for a majority of my adult life, it is a harsh realization that other’s expectations are not ...

Rewrite Your Story

10/19/2017 07:00:04 AM

Our thoughts are powerful. I recently got an idea of how much so, when I had to take on a whole new career. Sure, writing is my passion, but the freelancing is sparse and that means so is the bank account. A simple little shift in my perspective ...

I “Break” for Books

10/17/2017 07:00:12 AM

Most of you know I review books on Amazon, and if I love the author’s way of getting the message across, they get a stellar review here, on Morning Beans Blog. I also read for pleasure (sorry Dorothy of PUYB) and now, having taken on a new ...

How to Make Meditation Work For You

10/10/2017 07:00:50 AM

It’s been a hectic week. The holidays have come and brought family, friends and a lot of stress. So, I meditate. In this series, I want to clarify, to break it down, so you – my lovely peeps – really understand what it is to meditate. ...

Easy Recipes for Fall and Sukkot

10/05/2017 07:00:01 AM

I used to love the holiday of Sukkot. Up north, we would sit outside, huddled together for warmth while the royal-hued autumn leaves rustled around us. We would sit in the Sukkah, a hut, basically, of cold metal poles and marigold yellow and ...

The Benefits of Meditation

10/03/2017 07:00:18 AM

Let’s try another Morning Beans miniseries. I keep talking about meditating, so how about we go there for a small side trip. Think of it as a free, mini-cation from your stressful day. I found, as I began to learn to meditate, that a lot of ...

Morning Beans and Cookie Hacks

09/28/2017 07:00:20 AM

Ok, I’m sharing my secrets. The fall is full of holidays, besides the average Thanksgiving Day feast, and each excruciating meal requires dessert. Ok, maybe not excruciating, but if you’re Jewish or Italian, you understand. I love simplicity. ...

The Bright Side

09/26/2017 07:00:39 AM

A little food for thought after the High Holidays. This past weekend I spent hours praying for a good life, a purer soul and the redemption of the planet, or so it seems. But what I really was praying for, in my heart, was the courage and strength ...

A New Beginning

09/21/2017 07:00:02 AM

“The horizon leans forward, offering you space to place new steps of change.” -Maya Angelou September brings the onset of autumn. For most, it is a time of change – the leaves turn to majestic colors, the air is crisp, and the winds beg ...

What’s Your Legacy?

09/19/2017 07:00:26 AM

“The greatest gift is a portion of thyself.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson  It is an auspicious time of year for me. The Jewish holiday season is full of food, family and of course, prayer. It is also a time of introspection, when I feel like I ...

Better To Be Than Not To Be

09/14/2017 12:14:34 PM

So I’m home, back from an epic adventure of running from the storm, and I am wide awake. I’m lying in bed, flipping my pillow for the cold spot, and finally exhaling all that stress. Until you pack your life, loved ones and menagerie into ...

Displaced

09/12/2017 14:49:36 PM

I feel like a character in bad B movie. We are running to escape the horrors of Mother Nature. Like many other Floridians, we are temporary refugees in search of safe havens from the incredibly powerful storm. It took us a few days to decide ...

The Power of Self Talk

09/07/2017 07:00:15 AM

Two years ago everything changed. We closed the business we worked so hard to build up, and now I had a lot of time on my hands. So I started to write, again. And I took some online classes (almost done and ready to study for that certification ...

Three Reasons to Keep Moving On

09/05/2017 07:00:38 AM

If you’re alive, and I think you are since you’re reading this, then you know that living life is a big, giant risk. Being happy is risky. Life is all about being a little uncomfortable, stepping out of your comfort zone. It is about bonding ...

10 Little Habits That Will Change Your Life

08/31/2017 07:00:29 AM

Hello my beautiful peeps. Can you believe how fast the summer has whizzed on by? For those of us in the Sunshine State, school starts this week or next, many new collegiates are en route to their new adventures and that clock just keeps on ticking. ...

Lose that Negativity for Good

08/29/2017 07:00:20 AM

We all know people who thrive on negative vibes. Perhaps they are over anxious, depressed or simply unhappy with the path their life has taken. They are suffering, and by continuously obsessing over the negative, they are destroying their happiness ...

Summer’s Over, Save your Sanity

08/24/2017 07:00:32 AM

School begins this week, and that means that mom gets to go back to a true, structured day. Of course, now everything has a scheduled time, and the lazy summer days are indeed over. I know, you can already feel the stress. No worries my lovely ...

Back to School on a Budget

08/22/2017 07:00:29 AM

It’s August in South Florida and that means it’s back to school for the kidoodles. We started school prep early since #2 just left for college. It seems that not including my educational career, I have been organizing and shepherding kids ...

Bored? Get Past The Burnout

08/17/2017 07:00:57 AM

Today’s post is for all my fellow bloggers, content writers, and even those of you lovely peeps who have “normal” jobs. Sometimes, admit it, you just sit at your desk, laptop, patio, beach – wherever you work, and you blank. You are ...

Snap Out of that Funk!

08/15/2017 07:00:24 AM

Today’s post is brought to you by my insecurities and post new hire/fired funk. So I got a new job, a 9-5, real clothes, put on your big girl panties job. And it didn’t work out. At first, I thought I was OK, and for lots of reasons, I am, ...

Stressed? Could it Be Your Home?

08/10/2017 07:00:51 AM

Today was a nightmare. You worked overtime, and all you want to do is get home, crash on the sofa and chill. However, you walk into an overwhelming cave of stress when you get home. Maybe there are dishes in the sink, laundry piled up and people ...

Summer Fun for Under $20

08/08/2017 07:00:53 AM

Summer is in full swing wherever you live, (except perhaps Australia?) and your piggy bank is feeling a little slim. South Florida is like living on the sun and don’t get me started about the humidity. But the thing is, I love it. Call me ...

Living Like a Grownup

08/03/2017 07:00:55 AM

Twenty one came faster than I expected. I had traveled the world, graduated college, made a lot of friends in roundabout places, and I had a dream. Perhaps you too remember this time of life – when all the roads held possibility and excitement. ...

The True Morning Beans

08/01/2017 07:00:58 AM

Summer in South Florida is moist, humid and HOT, HOT, HOT! And although I love the heat (just call me Jungle Jean) sometimes I need to keep it cool in the AM. And here’s the thing, there is nothing quite like a tall glass of fresh cold-brew ...

You ARE Good Enough

07/27/2017 07:00:10 AM

So many of us suffer from low self-esteem. We feel pressured by society or told by others that we just don’t cut the muster. We are not good enough, pretty enough, smart enough, talented enough, etc. to take on life’s challenges. We convince ...

Tips for Finding Additional Income

07/25/2017 07:00:33 AM

Why are we budgeting? Sincerely ask this of yourselves my lovelies, and pen your goals. Are we looking to save for the future, reduce our debt, maybe just a mini-getaway is in the works? Whatever the reason, if you’ve don’t the math (and ...

Your Stress is Stalking You

07/20/2017 07:00:20 AM

Here it comes again. That feeling of being watched, overwhelmed and afraid. It’s daylight, but you feel it watching from the corner across the room. Stress. Anxiety. However you look at it, it is scaring the bejeezus out of you. But that’s ...

To App or Not to App, That is Thy Budget

07/18/2017 07:00:23 AM

So we’ve been doing this budget thing for ooh, a month or so? I know I have mentioned a few websites or apps before, like Learnvest, etc. But what if you need help on the go? Deciding how you’re going to track your budget is critical to ...

Respect, How to Win at Life

07/13/2017 07:00:46 AM

Hey there peeps! Hope your summer is still going along fine, and that you haven’t forgotten to take care of your sweet, precious self. I want to revisit the whole idea of respect. It’s complex, really, that positive vibe you get when you ...

How to be a “Thriftonista.”

07/11/2017 07:00:01 AM

Thrifty, frugal, parsimonious, penny-pinching, coupon mama, money saving freak of nature. Yes, all of this and more, and I accept the mantle with a “saving” grace. One of the BEST things about becoming a thriftonista (yep, coined that term ...

Budget 102: Thrifty or Cheap?

07/06/2017 07:00:16 AM

Thrifty, coin conscious, frugal. These are the buzzwords I hear around town…ok, at the coffee shop, and before you ask, I brought my own. It’s cool. So frugality – it’s “in.” With the downward turn of our economy, most people are ...

It’s All About Change

07/04/2017 09:58:34 AM

Happy July 4th ! … Independence Day for those who are celebrating. Today is all about the BBQ, friends, family, fireworks, and a little patriotism. It’s about getting mosquito bites while you sip your wine cooler on that blanket or lawn ...

How Perspective Creates Inner Peace

06/29/2017 07:00:53 AM

My life is a rollercoaster. Today I am on top of the world; I can see the whole amusement park and all the possibilities before me. Then, in a heartbeat, I am falling; fast, breathtaking and scary until I close my eyes so I can’t see rock ...

Why Sticking to a Budget is a Struggle

06/27/2017 07:00:18 AM

Since we’re all in this Budgeting 101 together, let me be clear peeps; Although I use a budget for all those daily life “˜things,” occasionally I slack off. It’s natural; I’m human. Budgeting and keeping track of all monies in and ...

Is Advice Good for Your Health?

06/22/2017 07:00:09 AM

Is Advice Good for Your Health “Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn’t.” ~Erica Jong My life has been full of advice, some welcome and some not. Most of it is easy to sort into good advice, and ...

Your Summer on a Budget

06/20/2017 07:00:04 AM

June has arrived in South Florida with a bang. The rainy season appears to have crept in, and of course, school’s out. By the end of the first week of June, most schools are finished, and summer is officially here. Long, hot, lazy days are ...

Pushing Beyond the Fear

06/15/2017 07:00:17 AM

“Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious.”~Rumi Last summer, I drove with my mother and daughter on an epic road trip. It was my mom’s 75th birthday and she wanted to see the Biltmore, the Smoky ...

A Minimal Mindset

06/13/2017 07:00:43 AM

This past year I have seriously changed. I cut my spending, took some online classes and learned to be mindful. Mindfulness should extend to every are of your life peeps, and your budget is no exception. I learned quite a bit about needs, wants ...

Split Rock by Holly Hodder Eger

06/11/2017 10:35:49 AM

SUMMARY: After inheriting a house on Martha’s Vineyard and finding herself alone there with three young children, Annie Tucker must confront her past when an unresolved love tests whether she has the courage to resist the pull of seduction ...

The Happiness Factor

06/08/2017 07:00:28 AM

We are all on a mission in life. We all strive to be the best we can be, to be happy, to have the perfect house, family, and career. We all want to get through our to-do lists, bucket lists, and make our families proud. Most of us want to get ...

Your New Budget Needs New Habits

06/06/2017 07:00:43 AM

Budgeting 101 is going great, but I need to interrupt this series for a little PSA peeps. Most of you probably remember (or maybe are currently going through) some lean times. When you’re forced to stop spending by forces beyond your control, ...

Need Advice? Trust Yourself

06/01/2017 07:00:53 AM

“To thine own self be true.” ~William Shakespeare  Nobody knows the REAL you but you. Sometimes, even that’s a stretch as we trip and stumble along life’s journey. Maybe you’ve lost yourself? Or maybe, you just haven’t figured out ...

Tips to Minimize Your Budget

05/30/2017 07:00:20 AM

Minimalism is in. It’s hip to have less and to spend less. However, it can be hard when you start this journey to figure out exactly what to minimize. And that’s what today’s post in the MBB Budget series is going to tackle. You will have ...

Chia Seeds: From TV Craze to Health Food

05/25/2017 07:00:21 AM

I know, you’re singing that little song in your head…” Ch ch ch chia!” and considering the last time you saw a Chia Pet. It may have been on your last trip to Walmart, but you’d be better served looking for the Chia seeds in the grocery ...

How to Socialize on a Budget

05/23/2017 07:00:07 AM

So it’s Tuesday, it’s GNO, and you’re tapped. You paid the rent, utilities, materials for the kid’s science project, and bought some groceries, but your friends insist on those pomaritas. What’s a girl to do if she wants to have a ...

Life’s Big Changes: How to Cope

05/18/2017 07:00:06 AM

“Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely.” ~Karen Kaiser Clark It’s inevitable. Change happens. It can be a bright light shining into your future or feel pretty darn uncomfortable. Sometimes, it is painful, and once in a while, ...

Budget is Not a Dirty Word

05/16/2017 07:00:27 AM

Welcome back to Bagging it on a Budget 101. OK, I’m facetious, but I want to share some serious tips with you lovely peeps. How can we set ourselves up to financially secure when we are distracted by life and shiny, new things? It’s not ...

The Morning Beans Mother’s Day Gift List

05/11/2017 07:00:40 AM

It’s here. May 14th is Mother’s Day, and although I believe we should appreciate our moms EVERY day, it’s become a national holiday. So, while you’re gearing up to make or take mom to brunch, I thought I might post about some thoughtful ...

How to Save $1000 in 8 Weeks

05/09/2017 07:00:42 AM

So, you liked the post on budgeting. Having always been frugal, saving for that special gift, vacation, or a super awesome pair of shoes has never been much of an issue for me. However, times are tougher now, and the piggy bank seems lighter, ...

Anxious? Two Quick Ways to Chill

05/04/2017 07:00:37 AM

The world is a stressful place. Beautiful, filled with panoramic views of oceans, mountains or field, but also filled with nervous, anxiety riddled humans. It almost seems that human beings are meant to stress, but this just isn’t true. We ...

Life in the Budget Zone

05/02/2017 07:00:41 AM

It’s pretty rough waters in the open sea right now folks. The economy is sagging, people are lagging and it’s tough to see that proverbial light at the end of the tunnel. With so many living with less, it’s easy to overdo it and become ...

Creative Ways to Use Those Leftover Morning Beans

04/27/2017 07:00:34 AM

As passionate as I am about my morning java jolt, there are times when I get distracted or just too busy to finish that pot. Ok, the second pot. But, coffee is a terrible thing to waste, especially since it does have redeeming health values. ...

What Makes Us Special

04/25/2017 07:00:14 AM

We are all unique and special individuals. Our individuality is what sings from our soul when we are in a room full of people and makes us stand out. What do people remember about you when you leave the party? For me, I think it’s my upbeat ...

Maximize Your Morning

04/20/2017 07:00:33 AM

Mornings in my house closely resemble the lunatic asylum. It’s all about waking up, getting ready, the dog, the kids, the lunches, coffee and carpool – though not always in that order. And sometimes there are bonus surprises tossed into ...

7 Tips to Feel Better About Yourself

04/18/2017 07:00:42 AM

I was kind of a strange kid growing up. In my own little world of art and playwriting, I didn’t notice that I was different. I genuinely liked myself. But when I entered the “real world” of school. opinions, people, and comparison, I began ...

Becoming Me

04/13/2017 07:00:40 AM

We all begin to find ourselves when we notice that we are settled, “found.” It is when we realize the wild, messy, marvelous person we were born to be. The big problem? There is “STUFF,” such as how we feel about how people perceive ...

Spring Cleaning for the Mind and Soul

04/11/2017 07:00:58 AM

I am in Pre-Passover cleaning mode. The kitchen has been scrubbed and the food swapped out, and it is such a great feeling once it’s all ready for the holiday. The rest of the house doesn’t motivate me as much, but running the vacuum does ...

Your Food: Simple, Sane and Zen

04/06/2017 07:00:45 AM

Let’s mix it up folks. All the Springtime holidays are upon us and admit it – food is on your mind. Soup, roast, sides, and of course dessert. If, like me, you find the meal prep daunting but love the cooking once you’re up to your elbows ...

Sanctuary by TM Brown

04/05/2017 09:16:50 AM

Summary: Sanctuary introduces newly retired publishing executive, Theo Phillips, and his wife, Liddy, to the time-lost South Georgia town of Shiloh. They leave the shadows of Atlanta and move into a quaint home of notoriety. While making new ...

How to Live Authentically

04/04/2017 07:00:17 AM

It’s all about being real. True to you my lovelies. Sometimes we veer off-road, and end up on a slow and painful path to rock bottom. We lose sight of who we are, and what we want, and where we were headed. So, we take advice. We lose our ...

Creating Normal

03/30/2017 07:00:52 AM

“Normal is an illusion. What is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly.” -Morticia Addams We are all special and unique; and we are all different and normal at the same time. All of our quirkiness, eccentricities, and personal passions ...

Be Happy in 3,2,1…

03/28/2017 07:00:19 AM

Generally speaking, a person needs only three things to be truly happy in life: something to do, someone to love, and something to hope for. Nothing is closer to the truth, but we all go off in different directions making things complicated ...

Dog Sitters by Rosza Gaston

03/23/2017 11:41:52 AM

BOOK REVIEW: Dog Sitters by Rozsa Gaston   SUMMARY: Laugh out loud at the heart-pounding misadventures of Hint and Jack as they search for the world’s most adorable lost dog . . . When their friends take a cruise to Bermuda, strangers Hint ...

Dog Sitters by Rozsa Gaston

03/23/2017 11:41:52 AM

BOOK REVIEW: Dog Sitters by Rozsa Gaston SUMMARY: Laugh out loud at the heart-pounding misadventures of Hint and Jack as they search for the world’s most adorable lost dog . . . When their friends take a cruise to Bermuda, strangers Hint Daniels ...

How to Get Over a Bad Day

03/23/2017 07:00:42 AM

I’m working off negative sleep this week. I’m honestly not even sure how I’m functioning, but the human mind and body is an amazing adaptable machine. I am here penning positivity for all you wonderful peeps, yet in truth, I’ve been ...

How to Be Confident

03/21/2017 07:00:15 AM

This has been a rough week. The rejections, the lack of affirmation and a little self-imposed social isolation have taken their toll. But, since I must practice what I preach, I am here, typing away, ready to share something special with you ...

How to Find Joy in Your Every Day Life

03/16/2017 07:00:39 AM

As I pen this title, I am thinking to myself, “is there any other “life” than “every-day life?” We are always looking for something more, something different, something better. We spend a lot of time waiting for that epiphany, the ...

7 All Natural Ways to Boost Your Energy

03/14/2017 07:00:31 AM

Hello my lovely peeps! Does today find you feeling sluggish? Has your energy level bottomed out by lunch? Lots of stuff can cause a drain of energy, but lucky for you, there are many ways to boost those levels when you feel all foggy and can’t ...

Morning Madness 5 Ways to Get Moving

03/09/2017 07:00:24 AM

Let’s continue this week with that exercise theme. So, I already told you why we aren’t exercising (if you need a refresher see Why We Aren’t Exercising). Now, let’s change that up and make it a new habit. Do you hop out of bed when ...

Sense of Touch: Love and Duty at Anne of Brittany’s Court by Rozsa Gaston

03/08/2017 11:46:51 AM

BOOK REVIEW: Sense of Touch: Love and Duty at Anne of Brittany’s Court by Rozsa Gaston SUMMARY: In July of 1497 Anne of Brittany, Queen of France, gives birth to a son. Within hours the child joins the five dead siblings who came before him. ...

Why We Aren’t Exercising

03/07/2017 07:00:28 AM

I know that I need to move it. When I’m having one of those crappy days I self-flagellate – reminding myself of the many benefits of exercise. But, I stay, in the chair, on the sofa- a slug. You know the feeling – overwhelmed by life and ...

Meditation for Brain Boosting

03/02/2017 07:00:37 AM

We are all about the Ohm. Alright, well some of us are, and some of us are finding our Zen place in the hectic universe we inhabit. I am admittedly late to the meditation game, but it’s going on a year now, and it is quite possibly the best ...

The Morning Beans Blog One Day Reset

02/28/2017 07:00:24 AM

There’s no shame in indulging and living life, as long as you do it all in moderation. You all know I signed on for a 28-day reset. WOW. A little over my head and a lot to give up. But also a lot of good stuff to learn too. Let me take you ...

Know Who You Are

02/23/2017 07:00:58 AM

I am a woman obsessed. You know how it is – even as functioning adults, we all go through that intense worry over a quiet coffee – “who am I – really?” We are always trying to “find” ourselves, our place in the world hierarchy, ...

3 Tips to Find Your Zen

02/21/2017 07:00:23 AM

  Growing up I was different. I wasn’t sure how but I knew it to be true. I spent the early years in a happy bubble of neighborhood kids, all the different cultures nonexistent as we laughed on the swings and ran around the grassy areas. ...

Simple Habits to Get Your Time Back

02/20/2017 07:00:21 AM

Simple Habits to Get Your Time Back (Tips from a former procrastinator) Ever feel like there’s never enough time in the day to get everything done? Or like you blink and it’s time to make supper? My name is Denise, and I’m a recovering ...

The Skeleton Code by Alla Campanella & Ken Massey

02/16/2017 09:36:03 AM

SUMMARY: Skeletons. We all have them hidden away, usually in an overcrowded and unsecure closet where they are likely to rattle loose. As prisoners, their prime directive is to break their shackles and haunt our happiness. Alla Campanella and ...

Confidence for Introverts

02/16/2017 07:00:14 AM

“Quiet is the new loud.” -Patrick Stump/ Fall Out Boy Your confidence is nowhere to be found. Flown the coop, just when you need it most. Oh, the irony! Perhaps you have a networking function and you’re freaked out about speaking up, maybe ...

5 Reasons to Move It

02/14/2017 07:00:35 AM

Happy Valentine’s Day my lovelies!???????? I write this post to you with love and appreciation, and I hope your day is filled with positive motivation, love (self-love is OK), and of course, chocolate.???? OK, so I am an admitted slugbunny. ...

5 Ways to Stay Motivated

02/13/2017 07:00:59 AM

Every now and then, we all need a little bit of motivation. Whether it be to get something done, or just a little pick me up! Either way, it’s always great to be prepared for when the time comes! Personally, I’m a HUGE procrastinator. Not ...

How to Navigate Through Life

02/09/2017 07:00:46 AM

Let’s take a little quiz, shall we lovelies? Score one point for each time you have: Screamed at your laptop/TV remote/ Cell phone Felt white hot anger pulsing just below the surface Felt overwhelmed Buried your head under your arms and felt ...

How to Rock Your Self-Discipline

02/07/2017 07:00:29 AM

Self-discipline. You hear about it all the time, even from me. This is by far the toughest part of life, as far as I’m concerned. It’s not always innate, and so we often have to learn how to get focused and work it to our best advantage. ...

5 Steps to Break Free From a Toxic Relationship

02/06/2017 07:00:25 AM

First of all, I would like to make a general comment about manipulation. As such the term may carry a negative connotation and to some extent, it should because we probably have all been in the situation where we enter a shop and minutes later, ...