7 Major Blogging Mistakes to Avoid

As the mother of 3 failed blogs over the last four years, I have made my fair share of mistakes. Luckily, I bounced back and learned from every mistake I have made. I wrote this blog post in hopes of helping new bloggers not follow in my bad footsteps! It’s easy to make mistakes in the blogging world. With so many new blogs being created...

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How to Use your Self-Criticism for Personal Growth

I know self-criticism doesn’t sound good like a good thing. Criticism in any form doesn’t sound like it can be good for you but I have found that self-criticism can be used a tool. Depending on the degree to which you are self-critical, it can be one the best tools that you can use to reach your goals or the worst thing to ever happen to...

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There is No One Right Way to Live

Sink back into the world view of a child. Through a child’s eyes, everyone lives exactly the way they do. If they grew up poor and hungry, they assume that everyone grows up in a hard life. If they grew up in a divorced household, they assume that all of the other children of the world have divorced parents. Maybe they grew up like me and...

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Finding Yourself Isn’t What You Think It Is

All you have to do is go on a grand adventure, like hiking the Rocky Mountains, or traveling every corner of the world. You can make a complete life shift, like finally getting out of your decade long failing relationship, or quitting your crappy job.  Only then will you have a pivotal life altering moment. The world will seem like it shifted...

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How to be Happier for Others When it’s Hard to Be

A text message from your best friend lights up your phone. You read it and immediately frown. “AHHH! I just landed the promotion at my job!! So happy!” The familiar sinking feeling in your stomach sets in as negativity surrounds you. How did she get that promotion? What the hell? To distract yourself, you scroll through Facebook only to see...

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I’ve Been Living A Lie For Too Long

I began this year on a mission to focus on myself. This has led me to hitting a breaking point in Northern Virginia. The Washington DC suburb has been my home for my entire life but I can’t stand it now. I CAN’T LIVE THIS LIE ANYMORE. What is the lie I’m living? Do I have another family? Am I really a homeless bum? Am I secretly...

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