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How to Change Your Life for Good

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This guest post was written by Liz O’Brien from Liz O’Brien talks… I believe there’s a simple way that anyone can change their life and I’m going to tell you how. Self-Discipline vs Motivation We’re talking about cultivating self-discipline here, not motivation. These two things have a distinct difference. Motivation is based on having a particular mental or emotional state …

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If You’re Lucky and You Know it, Clap Your Hands

If You're Lucky and You Know it, Clap Your Hands

I’m lucky. I’m lucky in big ways and small. For instance, I have parking karma. It’s true and no less than 100% of the time. Even when a space is dearly coveted and the competition is rough, I’ll arrive just as a car pulls out, and I’ll slip in. I’m absolutely, positively confident. Ok. That’s a small way. Maybe not? I have good health, …

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How to Get Organized and Stay That Way

How to Get Organized and Stay That Way

A frantic young woman called me today driven to the point of meltdown. Juggling parenthood, a full workload, responsibilities, and activities created unmanageable stress. You know the kind of stress that heart palpitations are made of. We met at a conference for working women not too long ago. As we chatted, I was drawn to the pace of her daily …

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How to Transform Envy into Thankfulness

How to Transfrom Envy into Thankfulness

Knock Knock, Who’s there? Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about. You never know. As soon as you yearn for someone else’s job or organized house or spouse; the minute you boil with envy over your neighbor’s abundant stash, whiter teeth, shinier hair, thinner thighs, smarter kids and coveted nanny – what …

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An Almost Happy Thanksgiving (A Baby Boomer’s Guide to Entertaining)

An Almost Happy Thanksgiving

I love to entertain and bring my family and friends together for all kinds of occasions; especially the holidays. I also think it’s important to celebrate milestones and other turning points in life that aren’t always recognized. When it comes right down to it, I’ll celebrate just because; except, please NO REDO’S from Thanksgiving 2018. The Thanksgiving from Hellish My …

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What are the Habits of Super Moms & Dads?

What are the Habits of Super Moms & Dads?

If you want your children to know how much you love them, does your face light up when they walk into the room? As a mother, I cannot think of anything more important than loving your child and letting them know that you accept them just the way they are.  I understand the challenges of parenthood as I raised three …

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For The Love of Money

For the Love of Money

Too bad I didn’t think of saving money with my first dollars earned. When I was 9 or 10 and instead, I bought a pepperoni pizza and a bottle of coke. I guess I ate my entire earnings earned while working in the neighborhood selling cookies. Later on, I sold whatever I could; including tickets to all the shows I …

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Why We Love to Talk About Clutter

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In full disclosure, I thought my husband had gone wacky 27 years ago after my twins were born. It was a bitterly cold day in mid-December and we were heading back home from the hospital. With my husband, babies, and older daughter in tow, I couldn’t wait to settle into my warm surroundings. Walking into our apartment, I was horrified …

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What to Do When People Behave Badly

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Is it true; is it kind or is it necessary? Socrates There’s One more, is it Helpful? My mother used to say that I was too sensitive. But I kind of liked it that way. I understood compassion before I learned The Star-Spangled Banner. The stars aligned and I couldn’t manage any other way. From the time I was a …

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Habits of Super Disorganized People

Habits of Super Disorganized People

I once heard that every woman needs five kinds of friends in her life. There is a childhood friend who knows absolutely everything about you. Then there is the friend who mirrors your life. You get married, have children, and reach major milestones at the same time. You have that fabulous friend who stretches you beyond anything you believed was …