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Find Your Joy This Year with a Simple Christmas

These strategies for a simple Christmas will help you avoid the seasonal stress madness this year. 

Scrolling through Facebook the other day, I noticed a picture of a Christmas Tree in my friend’s feed. Looks like the local retailers are already at it. 

And even though, technically, Christmas is right around the corner, it still … Read more

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20 Useful Gift Ideas for the Man in Your Life

Christmas and birthdays make me panic.

It’s not because of the hustle and bustle. Nor is it because of the commitments, the overwhelm, or the money we spend. (Although, those do cause some angst, if I’m honest.)

What really makes me stress during the holidays and on birthdays is trying to find cool and useful … Read more

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How to Start a Journal and Improve Your Life

Do you ever feel like you need a quiet space in this incredibly noisy world? With all the chatter and chaos coming at us, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed, anxious, and even lost.

Since turning 40, I’ve discovered a great way to deal with some of the midlife changes: keeping a journal.

Journaling has become … Read more

Tall Girl Problems - I Lost My Cool But This is How I Recovered

Tall Girl Problems: I Lost My Cool But This Is How I Recovered

Inside: On dealing with unwelcome and sometimes unflattering attention as a tall girl….and two valuable lessons I’ve learned from being a tall woman.

I looked across the bar area of the restaurant and saw that guy. The guy that I had been noticing around town. He smiled and waved me over. My stomach fluttered.

We … Read more

Simple Daily Practices for Powerful Results

5 Simple Daily Practices that Get Powerful Results

Inside: These simple daily practices will help you manage stress during those overwhelming seasons of life.

Five years ago, I sat fidgeting in the doctor’s office, waiting for biopsy results. I already knew before I heard the words.

“It’s breast cancer.”

Feeling numb, I looked back and forth from the doctor to the nurse while … Read more