7 Roadblocks Standing in the Way of the Life You Want

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A year from now you may have wished you had started today. Karen Lamb

I’ve always wanted to write and share my life experiences on getting the life you want.

Yet, for years, I could never start.

I looked at the lives of writers like J.K. Rowling or Paulo Coelho, and admired what they had done.

I looked at what Chris Guillebeau,

How To Speak Up With Confidence: 6 Little-known Secrets

woman with megaphoneYou had something to say, but as usual, nobody listened.

It’s irritating, right?

They seemed to write you off the second you opened your mouth. Worse than that, they barely even acknowledged you were there.

And it happens every time.

You know you have great ideas and opinions worth listening to, but nobody ever seems to take you seriously. So half the time you don’t even bother speaking up any longer,

How to Practice Self-Love Without Looking like a Narcissist

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Self-care is never a selfish act—it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer to others.” ~ Parker Palmer

You’re torn.

You’ve heard all the good advice out there about how important self-love is.

You’re constantly being told that you have to exercise, eat right, meditate, pursue your interests,

How to Outsmart Procrastination

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Where is the Life we have lost in living? Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information? T. S. Eliot

Oh, let’s face it.

Use it, love it, or hate it, you procrastinate.

We all do.

Procrastination is a label that covers all manners of behaviors, from passive aggressive attempts at being in control,

How to Live With Less Stuff But More Happiness

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Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for. – Epicurus

“Do you want some more?”

Seems a dumb question, doesn’t it?

The answer is of course, it depends what the ‘more’ is. More of what, exactly?

Of course you’d enjoy more money to buy more cool stuff,

3 Biggest Holiday Stressors and How to Overcome Them

holiday stressorsHoliday stressors can ruin the festive season for you.

The holidays offer precious time to enjoy food, time off, and people we love.

But the magic of the season can turn to stress when we find ourselves around the person we avoid all year long, or panicking over gifts, or with our digestion in a funk from too many cookies and cocktails.

Use these tips to overcome holiday stressors and enjoy the festive season.

5 Simple Questions to Boost Your Happiness Every Day

boost your happinessFolks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be. – Abraham Lincoln

Be honest.

How happy do you feel every day?

It probably depends. It’s not like it’s a predetermined state of mind, right?

Or is it?

I used to fall into a happy state and just as quickly fall out almost every day. My state of happiness was as delicate as a butterfly and just as susceptible to the slightest breeze.

5 Powerful Ways to Transform Anger Into Joy

transform anger into joyIt happened again.

You tried to stop yourself. You wish you hadn’t said it. And, yet, despite all your best efforts, you lost it once again.

You know better. You know you should be more “spiritual” and not allow others to push your buttons or disturb your peace. But whenever it happens you are powerless. You just explode.

It’s a vicious cycle and you feel like a failure.

7 Ways To Fully Unwind After A Hectic And Stressful Day

fully unwindYou finally reach a place of calm and peace, and then it hits you:

You can’t escape the buzz.

The static won’t quiet down.

It’s like there’s a parade outside, but closing the window won’t help … because this parade is inside your mind.

You juggle through a dozen things at once every day, just to keep up. Coupled with the amount of distractions thrown at you by the modern world,

How to Reach Meditative States through Creativity (Even If You’re Not That Creative)

how to reach a meditative stateYou’ve tried meditation, right?

You desperately need something that will help you combat stress and calm you down.

All the experts in meditation say it will make you more peaceful and more present.

You want to go through that doorway into the unknown where meditation is supposed to take you. But you just can’t get your mind to quiet down.

As soon as your mind starts to settle,