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Life Lessons

4 Practical Ways to Create Successful New Habits

When I want to create some sort of change in my life, whether it is for personal growth or development, I typically start looking at what habits might help. A Habit is an acquired behavior pattern regularly followed until it has become almost involuntary, whereas, a goal is a result or achievement to which an effort is directed. While in …

Simple Habits to Help Boost Self-Care

Life can seem busy. It’s easy to feel like we’re always caught running and doing something, but sustaining a busy lifestyle isn’t always in our best interests. Usually, the first thing to get pushed aside is the time for self-care. Neglecting our physical or emotional health leads to feeling overwhelmed, stressed and anxious. If you have issues with insomnia, headaches, …

How to Redefine Success Your Way

When our family was young, I felt like success was defined as picture perfect. Nice, well-behaved children, a clean house, a husband who not only helps out but can read my mind. Has anyone else fallen for the same trap? Success isn’t about working to make everyone around you act a certain way. If we spend our time working on …

30 Gift Ideas Making Christmas More Meaningful

While I was doing some research, I came across an old McCalls article from December 1959. I know, how could something written more than 50 years ago possibly have anything relevant about Christmas today? As it turns out their suggestions for making Christmas more meaningful seemed to be just what I needed. Christmas not only represents the giving of gifts …

How to Reinforce Your Gratitude Habit with a Journal

Once you get into the gratitude habit of contemplating what you’re grateful for each day, it’s time to consider making it a written activity. Writing down what you appreciate doesn’t take much more time than simply thinking about it each day. You don’t have to have strong writing skills to write down a couple of sentences. The physical process of …

What is the One Thing Holding You Back

Have you ever considered what might be keeping you from accomplishing your biggest dreams and goals? What is the one thing holding you back? Here are a few clues. It’s has nothing to do with how smart or talented you are. Nothing to do with how much free time you have, how much money you, where you live, or our …

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