When productivity tools get in the way of actual productivity

I recently got a new iPhone. As I was choosing apps to download, I realized I've gotten to the place where I really just want the basics -- social media, email, weather and driving directions, etc. I'm a sucker for new technology, cool apps and fancy systems. I like to try them just to see…

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Why we’re teaching our kids to ask for forgiveness

The following post is from Emily of Live Renewed: You’ve probably seen the situation many times: one kid hurts another child so their parent takes them aside for a talk. They tell the kid it's not nice to hit (or kick, spit, bite, hurt feelings, etc.) and ask them to say they are sorry to…

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When It’s Time to Reevaluate Your Life, Passion & Purpose

For the past few years, I've felt pretty comfortable in my skin as a working mom, entrepreneur and homeschooler. But the last year has been...different. It's not that I'm unhappy exactly, because my life is pretty amazing and I work really hard at choosing happiness even when things aren't perfect. But I do feel a…

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Love to Live, Live to Love {On Tattoos, Life Mottos & Being You}

I've wanted a tattoo for as long as I can remember -- something small and meaningful, but pretty too. My grandfather had a tattoo on his arm that said his name, Russ, and I can distinctly remember sitting at his kitchen table with him, just studying it. I loved it, and while it was faded…

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Living Creatively Even When You Don’t Feel Creative

Yesterday we talked about living intentionally and what that actually means. Today, I want to talk about the second word in our tagline: creative. What is creative living anyway? creative 1. having the quality or power of creating. 2. resulting from originality of thought, expression, etc. 3. imaginative. 4. originative; productive. Let's start with what…

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What Does It Mean to Live Intentionally?

Yesterday I announced some pretty big changes to Life Your Way. While the design changes will take a little more time to implement, you'll notice the changes to the content right away. As we kick off the New Year, I wanted to start by looking at our tagline -- intentional & creative living-- and what…

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Choosing Between a Memoir vs. Niche Blog

There are some great posts in the archives of Life Your Way that don’t get much attention anymore. This week, I’ll be sharing some of my favorites. Whether you’ve been around since the beginning or are a new reader, I think you’ll enjoy them! Many bloggers over the years have started blogging with the same…

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Does Your Blog Have Clear Direction?

The following post is from James of Google+ Tutorials: Hey guys! I hope that your blogging efforts are going well and being extremely fruitful. Here in the sunny south-west of the UK spring has very much leaped into action! In fact, you could probably mistake it for summer down here at the moment, it is beautiful! As…

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Blogging Success for 2012
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Blogging Success for 2012

The following post is from James of Google+ Tutorials: We are now well into 2012, the Christmas music has stopped playing; the Christmas tree is a distant memory; we have already broken our new year's resolutions, and the stores are now selling Easter eggs. One thing that I wish for all of you this year is huge…

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The Secret to Breaking Bad Habits
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The Secret to Breaking Bad Habits

The following post is from Jeff of My Super-Charged Life: My friend wants to break her bad habits. “I’m tired of people looking down on me,” she says. “I want to lose weight and be able to fit into stylish clothes.” “So, why don’t you eat less and exercise?”, I ask. “I try, but I…

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