Category Archives for "Personal Growth"

Living Well Planner Review: What You Need to Know

Whether you're working on New Year's resolutions or just want to be more organized, this Living Well Planner review will help you decide if this planner is right for you. Check out the in-depth overview of goal setting, budgeting, meal planning, calendar pages, and more! #planner #organized

This Living Well Planner review provides information on the specifications, features, advantages, and drawbacks of the Living Well Planner from Living Well Spending Less.

I struggled to straighten my spine against the 10 pounds hanging next to my side.  The weight of my purse straps seared into my shoulder.

What’s worse than standing in line at the DMV?  I asked myself.

My response?  Standing in line at the DMV with a useless planner weighing down my purse.

Spoiler alert:  That planner WAS NOT the Living Well Planner.

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November 21, 2017

How to Focus on Staying Healthy During the Holidays

Staying healthy during the holidays and in winter is no small feat. By making a few small adjustments, you can preserve your physical and mental well-being during the season. Check out these tips and inspiration and stay healthy during the holidays! #healthy #holidays #wellness

Staying healthy during the holidays is no small task.  By placing your focus on a few key areas, you’ll be able to enjoy the season while putting your health and wellness front and center.

My eyelashes fluttered and shifted as I stole a glance from across the room.  It had been months, but I hadn’t forgotten.  I couldn’t.

Breathing out slowly from my nose, I turned my gaze back to my brother, who was talking about his latest vintage machinery purchase.

“You can do it,” I thought to myself.  Inhaling, I raised my chin high and relaxed my face to signal that I didn’t care in the slightest about them, teasing me from my parents’ kitchen.  That they were powerless over me.  That they wouldn’t hurt me again.  Of course they were powerless.  I’m a grown woman!

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Be Prepared for Anything at Work: The Ultimate Guide

Has a completely avoidable wardrobe or hygiene fail ever derailed your workday? These tips will give you lots of ideas of products and supplies to keep on hand so you'll be prepared for anything at work.

Do you ever have those moments at work where a completely avoidable wardrobe or hygiene fail threatens to derail your day?

  • You spilled coffee all over your dress, and the assistant regional something-or-other is visiting the office today.
  • You got to work, only to realize you forgot to brush your teeth.
  • You’re due to give a presentation in 10 minutes, and you’re so nervous that you’re pitting out your blouse.

Don’t let these events throw you off your game and ruin your day.  Stock your desk with some supplies in advance, and you’ll be prepared for anything at work.

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August 1, 2017

Easy Ways to Encourage Personal Growth Each Week

Looking for motivation to have a better week? Want to practice self-care but not sure where to start? You don't have to spend lots of time or money to experience personal growth.  Learn to grow into your best self, while improving the quality of your week. Plus a free printable to help you do it!

I’m guessing you’re busy.

As in, sometimes you feel like you don’t even have time to breathe.  Working late, taking the kids here and there, dealing with the endless stream of issues that pop up every day.

Sometimes we get so busy just trying to get it all done.  Checking off all the boxes.  Crossing things off the to-do list.

Getting stuff done is great – I’m a big believer in achievement and taking action.  But what good is checking off all those boxes if you’re the in the same place at the end of the week?  What good is achievement to you as a woman if it isn’t a transformative experience?

Unless you take deliberate steps to learn and grow as a person, you’re stuck at point A in terms of personal development.

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May 9, 2017

A Straightforward Strategy to Learn From Your Experiences

What we learn from our experiences makes us who we are. It's also an important part of self-care, personal development, and personal growth. Here's my straightforward strategy for learning from the lessons life throws at you. You'll learn to make better decisions, and decisions determine your destiny.

Our experiences make us who we are.

Actually, no.

What we learn from our experiences makes us who we are.

In that case, you’ll want to make the most of every lesson life throws at you!  Otherwise, you’ll find yourself making the same mistakes over and over.

Over the last several years, I’ve found an approach that helps me get a useful takeaway out of just about any situation I go through.  Here’s my strategy for learning from my life experiences.

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April 25, 2017

3 Ways to Cope with a Job You Don’t Love

Hate your job, but feel stuck because it provides economic security? Learn 3 ways to cope with a job you don't like, and even be happy in spite of it! Plus a little inspiration to find a better job!

“The key to happiness is to find a job doing what you love.”

Great in theory, but it doesn’t always pan out in practice.  The truth is, sometimes you end up locked in a job you don’t love because it’s economically beneficial.    That doesn’t mean you have to be miserable!  Today, I’m going to share 3 ways to cope with a job you don’t love, and even be happy in spite of it!

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