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Why Boundaries Are a Good Thing

Why Boundaries Are a Good Thing

Most of us are good people and enjoy making others happy. We like saying “yes” to what people ask of us and overall try to be people-pleasing. (After all, we’re human and want to be helpful and liked!) So, it can feel natural to drop what we’re doing, lose sleep, and turn our schedules upside down to accommodate others. 

The problem? Sometimes when we say “yes,” especially to the same people, again and again, we find ourselves doing things that don’t actually work for us, bending over backward, and ultimately feeling resentment, regret, and even taken advantage of. 

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How to Be Grateful When Life Feels Hard

How to Be Grateful When Life Feels Hard

When life feels especially hard, or we’re just trying to get through the day, it can be challenging to see all the good that’s happening in our lives. Or worse, it can feel like there isn’t anything good.

You may already know the benefits that come from practicing gratitude (it boosts your mood and self-esteem, helps you experience better health and sleep), but even with all the good it does for your body, mind and spirit, during tough times, it’s easy to fall off the gratitude wagon…

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Is Fear Holding You Back?

Is Fear Holding You Back?

Do you have any dreams that just haven’t become a reality yet? 

Whether it’s traveling abroad, switching jobs, starting a company, learning to surf, or mountain climb – many of us have something we dream of being, doing, having or experiencing.  

Though we don’t mean for it, sometimes those ideas stay just that – ideas, because of one four-letter word that stands between us: FEAR

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What To Do When You’re Feeling Burnout

What To Do When You’re Feeling Burnout

“You are not required to set yourself on fire to keep other people warm.” — Unknown

Chances are you have a lot on your plate. Whether it’s an intense time at work or you’re taking care of family members and a household, we all have times when it feels like our schedule just doesn’t quit.

While it’s totally manageable for a few days or a week, be aware of how much you’re taking on, and recognize when things are getting a little too hectic.

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The Secret to Midday Happiness

The Secret to Midday Happiness

Chances are you have a morning routine to kickstart your day in a positive way. But how often do you take advantage of your midday to keep your joy and energy levels in high gear? 

It’s not uncommon for many of us to spend our lunch breaks hunched over the computer answering emails, or mindlessly eating our salads and sandwiches while scrolling through social media.

Today we’re sharing four easy ways to use this time to boost your mood and energy levels. No caffeine required!

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Enjoy Yourself More this Season

Enjoy Yourself More this Season

While fall is often a busy time of year, it’s also a favorite thanks to a change in weather, brightly colored leaves, and pumpkin-spiced everything.

Since the holidays will be here before we know it, today, we’re sharing some of our favorite ways to slow down and enjoy this special season.

Here are 6 ways to make your fall even happier…

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How to Deal with a Life Change

How to Deal with a Life Change

While some people get excited by change, many of us prefer the comfort of what we already know. After all, big or small, change can make us feel vulnerable, overwhelmed and uneasy. 

But as difficult as the adjustment process may be, change can be a wonderful thing. Yes, moving, starting a new job, or having a baby can bring about a host of new challenges, but it also invites growth, adventures, and allows you to witness your own inner strength.

We have three tips to help your transition feel a little smoother…

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Your Most Productive Fall Yet

Your Most Productive Fall Yet

Writer Robin Sharma said, “Don’t confuse activity with productivity. Many people are simply busy at being busy.”

Today marks the first official day of fall here in the Northern Hemisphere, and chances are you’re ready to welcome in the season after an exceptionally sizzling summer. 

While the start of fall brings a buzz of excitement for sweater weather, cozy socks, and ordering something pumpkin-y from the bakery, it can also come with a rush of activities and to-dos, leaving your schedule jam-packed and your mind swirling. 

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How To Build Your Friend Circle

How To Build Your Friend Circle

When we were kids, making friends was easy. You’d strike up a conversation about what’s in your lunch box and bond over your love of recess. But fast-forward a few decades and finding new friends and building strong bonds can seem more of a challenge.

Most of us are so focused on work or family life, we have little time to make connections with new people, or foster existing friendships.Then too, many of us have relocated and had to start all over, or have just grown away from certain friends we’ve known for a while.

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