5 Thoughts That Are Keeping You Stuck

5 Thoughts That Are Keeping You Stuck

Back in 2010, I started to focus a lot on personal development. Some areas of my life had completely fallen apart. I didn’t know what to do, what had gone wrong, or why I was having so many problems. Then, I learned about the power of my thoughts. And, for the first time ever, I realized that I could control what I thought about. I had no idea! Choosing your thoughts I was used to just thinking about whatever happened…

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Confidence Training Wheels

Confidence Training Wheels

Guest post by Marysia Wójcik Six months ago, I traded in my steady salaried job with benefits to start freelancing full time as a writer and editor. I gave notice at work, said goodbye to my colleagues, and outfitted my new standing desk with a small plant and some office supplies. I’d always wanted to do something like this, and I figured that giving myself a fresh slate would give me the energy and motivation to make the most of this…

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Finding Inner Peace and Self Love

Finding Inner Peace and Self Love

Guest post from Chanesia Harper of 1 Special Cookie: I have always felt that I loved myself. I made sure to do things that interest me like shopping till I drop. I wasn’t aware that I had more to learn and more love to give to myself. It took me ending a 6-year relationship to truly learn about me. As I started the healing process I went through several emotions: sadness, anger, self-doubt, blame, depression and confusion. More than anything I…

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Having Fun and Getting Out of a Rut

Having Fun and Getting Out of a Rut

Ok, I was looking at a lot of the recent blog posts and realized something. It’s been pretty serious stuff. Fear, goal setting, self-care, and downright being stuck.  But, it also felt a little… I’m not sure the word I want to use… maybe “heavy”. It’s all important. I totally believe that. But, the last several months of life have been pretty rough around my household. Don’t get me wrong, we’ve had plenty of fun. But, there’s been a lot of…

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How to Overcome Fear

How to Overcome Fear

The last few days I have been thinking a lot about fear. It used to be something that I dealt with on a regular basis. I didn’t realize it at the time, but looking back I would definitely say that I struggled with anxiety. Maybe you can relate. I probably should have talked to a counselor at that time, but I didn’t. I just silently struggled with it day in and day out. And, while I most definitely wouldn’t say…

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What is Self-Care?

What is Self-Care?

This is going to be a quick post, but I wanted to talk for a minute about self-care. From what I can see, and hear, this is something that a lot of people struggle with. We are so busy striving to better ourselves that sometimes we forget to take care of ourselves. Or, we are so busy trying to take care of everyone else that we forget to take care of ourselves. It doesn’t really matter what the reason is…

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