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What if All I Want is a Mediocre Life?

By KRISTA O'REILLY DAVI-DIGUI What if I all I want is a small, slow, simple life? What if I am most happy in the space of in between? Where calm lives. What if I am mediocre and choose to be at peace with that? The world is such a noisy place. Loud, haranguing voices lecturing me to hustle, to improve, build,…

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Happy #NationalWomensHealthWeek!

Happy National Women's Health Week, ladies! How perfect to follow up Mother's Day with a reminder to care for our mind, bodies and soul. So I ask you today: When you think about meditation and mindfulness, what's the first thing that comes to mind? Bogus? Boring? Ineffective? I'd never do it? Well, let me ask you another few questions: Are you…

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I Sing Again

Disclaimer: Today’s post contains disturbing content. As an inspirational modern women’s lifestyle blog, our mandate is to teach and empower women, and spotlight different female stories from around the world. 18 and over please. By V. Gupta I approach the petrol pump and see a tall, confident young woman directing traffic. “Come again,” she says to a customer as he drives away. Dignified and…

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Pour Out the Bucket

By Amy Rasdal Is your bucket list bringing you more stress than joy? Are you feeling left out because you don’t see how you’ll ever have the time or money to tackle your bucket list? I poured out my bucket and you can too. What is a Bucket List? The definition of “bucket list” is a list of things that…

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Change is Inevitable. Growth Is Optional.

Change... it's the only constant. We can fight it, we can try to avoid it, but change happens. Change can be really hard. We as a people, are not by nature, adaptive to change. Why? Change means 'new.' Change involves the unknown. Change means breaking comfortable patterns. Change involves going outside our comfort zone. And while change can come as a…

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Edgar

  By Cynthia Ann Kazandjian We are not supposed to go down into the darkness of the core. Yet, if we can risk it, the something born of that nothing is the beginning of truth." —Adrienne Rich Readers, it was time to write about Edgar. My heart feels strangely lighter. A great weight has been lifted from my soul. Still,…

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The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol

By Guest Blogger Ann Dowsett Johnston Just how bad was my drinking? For years, it probably looked like yours: racing in from a long day at work, my arms full of groceries, I would pour myself a glass of wine to sip while I chopped vegetables and oversaw a little homework. Put something in the oven, top up the glass…

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Right In Your Own Backyard

Peace and serenity can be found in your own backyard. Literally. You don't need to take a plane, and you don't need to leave the comforts of your own surroundings. You just have to create it for yourself. It's 7:30am. Sun is rising. Whole family is asleep upstairs. Reading the paper, sipping coffee, trying to build my own bliss. Happy…

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5 Tips To Improve Time Management, Productivity and Organization!

Have you heard of TIME BLOCKING? This morning's Global TV segment was a topic that I love - getting organized and effectively managing your time. And it came about as a result of a work/life balance evening I led last week. I gave a workshop to 25 men and women, and the biggest struggles shared by both the men and women alike, are the ability to manage…

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Happy International Day of Happiness! 14 Happiness Boosters

Happy International Day of Happiness, Ladies! Firstly, for a double whammy for #DayOfHappiness and #MotivationMonday, I'm flashing us back to my fifth episode of the #OWNSHOW on The OWN. The topic was on some less well-known happiness boosters. Here is that episode on Oprah Winfrey Network. And to celebrate today, 14 Happiness Boosters to incorporate into your life immediately: 1. Stick To A Routine - You might think happiness…

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