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Finding the Golden Goose in Abuse

By Philippa Sklaar You know how you thought that when you met the man of your dreams he would change? And he did. For the worst. But you still held onto him because you believed that having anybody was better than having nobody. It was the power of your love that would help him realize his potential - if only…

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My Epic Fail at Work Life Balance

By Sheri Salata What do you say when someone asks you about the topic you most dread? When you work from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, plus several hours on the weekends, all while being on call 24/7—how do you respond to this question: “What about your work/life balance?” Usually, first I gulped. And then I replied…

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How I Rid Myself of Morning Anxiety – The 30 Day Anxiety-Free Morning Challenge

By Miranda Rios My alarm goes off. My body instantly springs into alert mode twisting, limbs flailing, eyes dry looking, scrambling, searching trying to find the button to make the madness stop! Like the average millennial, my cell phone has become a handy alternative to that old thing, what was it called? An alarm clock? Now that I have my…

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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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