Make Your Mornings Productive and Positive

The following post is from Prerna of The Mom Writes: I love waking up early in the morning -- you know, 4.30 a.m or earlier. The quiet is just what I need to reflect, pray, and gather my thoughts as I sit down to write or read and make my morning (and the day ahead) a…

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Cool Lamps for Your Desk

If you have the time and skill necessary, this Woodpunk LED Desk Lamp is very cool. If, like me, you have a shortage of both, here are 9 very cool desk lamps that you can buy: 1. Lanterna Table Desk Lamp | $89.10 2. Curved Black LED Desk Lamp | $169.99 3. Holmes Black Robot…

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5 Things You Can Do Today to Have More Time

The following post is from Prerna of The Mom Writes: Does your schedule feel packed with just about everything under the sun? Are there just not enough hours in a day for you? You’re not alone. Many people feel overworked and drained by the end of a day. But by organizing your schedule and prioritizing…

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Tools & Apps to Help You Achieve Your Goals

We're 6 weeks into the new year, and talk of resolutions and goals has dropped off (replaced, it seems, by an almost universal yearning for spring!). One thing I'm trying to get better about in my own life is being willing to set a new goal -- or start on the journey toward achieving a…

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Question of the Day: What Do You Do When You’re Unmotivated

When I'm feeling unmotivated, I tend to take that as a sign that I need a break. I'm a fairly motivated person in general, and I've found that pushing through unmotivation -- although sometimes necessary with deadlines and responsibilities -- just leaves me worn out and more unmotivated, while taking a break usually leaves me…

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Working with Friends: A Success Story

Building a business with a friend can be a beautiful thing. It can also be a disaster. Growing up,  my parents often cautioned me against working with friends or family because the repercussions are not always worth the potential dangers. Many a friendship and family has been torn apart by a business deal gone wrong,…

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How to Reach the Finish Line

The following post is from Bernice Wood of Living the Balanced Life: Do you have a goal or target that you are working on? Are you having difficulty reaching the finish line? Maybe it is decluttering and organizing your kitchen. Maybe you want to lose 20 pounds by Summer. Maybe you want to build a better relationship…

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No Passion? No Problem! What You Can Do In The Mean Time

The following post is from Sherri of Serene Journey and Zen Family Habits: Passion. That ONE thing that excites you so much you jump out of bed each morning excited and enthused to do it. That ONE thing, that if you had to, you'd do for free. That ONE thing you know so much about that…

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Bounce Back Fast From a Mistake

  From Life & Beauty Weekly By Anne L. Fritz Hope Schmid will never forget the mistake that caused her 6-year-old daughter to come home from school crying. “I was supposed to bring in cookies for her homeroom party,” remembers Schmid, 32, of Fairfax Station, Va. “But I had a project due at work and…

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When Good Enough is Good Enough

The following post is from Bernice Wood of Living the Balanced Life: Are You a Perfectionist? Some of us have perfectionistic tendencies. Others are full blown perfectionists. Either way, these tendencies are usually deep down in our core -- we do them without even thinking. Now granted, there are times when things need to be…

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