“Start each day with a grateful heart.” We’ve all heard it. Intellectually, we know it makes sense. Gratitude changes everything. It helps us see things differently. It helps us appreciate where we are. It allows us to be present in the moment. But how often do we really practice it? How often do we make […]

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  You sit at your computer, reading an article on how to improve productivity and creativity. You’ve been here for an hour, trying to get the juices flowing. Nothing is coming out of your brain that you find at all creative, original, or innovative. Maybe you are a writer, a filmmaker, a speaker, a producer, […]

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As a successful freelance editor for publishers and independent authors, a physically disabled home-schooling mother of three children who have some special needs, a cognitive trainer, and a member of my parish council, I’m often asked how I do it all: “How can you possibly be so productive?” Peter Shankman had me on his podcast, […]

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In every business or job, we all want to find ways to improve our productivity both with our teams and our work loads. We all have those days where we can’t seem to get ourselves on task. We stop and start, we get bored and find ourselves falling into that time-sucking rabbit hole: social media. […]

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By Katherine Somerville The idea of following a roadmap to achieve your goals seems easy enough. It’s much like using a GPS: You get into your car, punch in your destination and then follow the instructions. But traffic snarls, so you deviate. Then there’s construction blockage, so you take another detour… “Oh boy, I need another coffee!” What does your destination look […]

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By Dr. Allison Neibes-Davis The holidays have come and gone, and if you’re like many people, the glow of all the vacation time, festive get-togethers, and snuggles by the fire are fading fast. January is here, and while it can often bring about hopefulness for the New Year, it can also bring about some serious struggles. From feeling blah and lethargic, […]

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By Stephanie Jones Does your chest tighten thinking about purchasing gifts for picky, non-appreciative people? Is your bank account empty from pursuing your dream? Are you feeling scroogey about shopping, wrapping and giving when you have so much else to do? I’m going to let you in on two little gift-giving secrets. The purchase price […]

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By Amy Latta When it comes to a balanced life, self-care is an item that often falls off the scale as we try to shift focus from work to family and back again. And in December? Oh boy. The holidays, the parties, the decorations, the presents! The stress, the food, the stuff, the shopping! On […]

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By Jim Woods Good news first: you can totally become more creative. The bad news: you have to have some kind of system in place. What? That doesn’t sound very creative, does it? I know. But not all systems are rigid and you can make one that fits you. Whether or not you realize it, […]

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By Shonda Spencer While most of us are only celebrating two to three actual holidays between now and January, it seems the entire remainder of the year will be dedicated to stressing and overeating, as if the holiday shame cycle is a sport. Cocktail parties, holiday open houses, cookie exchanges, goody baskets, and of course […]

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