Can we please stop turning holidays into competitive events?

The Fourth of July is right around the corner. This has by far always been one of my favorite holidays. Not just because we’re celebrating the independence of our nation, but because it’s a fun, stress-free time with family and Read More …

Top 10 Signs It’s Time to Find a New Job

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We all have our bad days at work from time to time. Becky made decaf on accident, Dave’s PowerPoint was 45 minutes of your life you’re not getting back, and your boss asked you to work late on Friday. Then, Read More …

5 Critical Elements of a Kick-Butt Resume

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Writing a kick-butt resume is easier than you think.  Yesterday we talked about the fact that you may only be one really great resume away from changing your career entirely.Today, we’re going to walk through the five critical elements every Read More …

A Three-Step Approach to Creating the Life You Want

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As promised, today we’re going to be talking about cutting through mental clutter as well as decluttering your time so that we can work toward implementing some goals. I’m a big fan of having processes anytime we want to tackle Read More …

The Truth of the Pain of Living for Friday Night

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There is a sneaky truth in the pain of living for Friday night. But before we unpack that, first, a question: In what ways have you wished your life away today? I don’t mean you actually wished it away, like, Read More …

Message to a Fractured Nation

Nation

The current state of our world makes it hard for someone who writes a (mostly) humor blog. The recent violence in our nation, coupled with the constant barrage of every new way our presidential candidates are embarrassing us in front Read More …

Our 10-Day Detox: The Results

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If you’re a regular follower of my blog, then you already know I recently did a 10-day detox with my husband and daughter. (You can also read about it here on HuffPo.) For this particular detox plan, we gave up gluten, Read More …

The Weird, Beautiful Truth About Failing

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Failing. Failure. Ugh. I know, right? But…the other day,  while walking into a store, I passed a gentleman who was wearing a shirt that read, “Striving for Perfection”, and my first thought was, “wow, that’s too bad”. I get the quote, Read More …

Fair-Trade Sustainable Organic Renewable Gluten-Free Pretentiousness

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I love to see people going “all in” on something they’re passionate about. Meditation, breast-feeding, quitting sugar, raising chickens. It’s fantastic. Especially when you see their eyes light up while they talk about it; the energy they’re pouring into it and Read More …

A Review of the Kon-Mari Method – the life changing magic of tidying up

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*this post contains affiliate links I didn’t need the Kon-Mari method. I’m not a hoarder. Neither is my husband. We keep a pretty tight ship. But we have these little secret hoarders pockets throughout our house. A few drawers in Read More …