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5 Tips for Sustainable Living on a Budget

Many people have a goal to live more sustainably. Unfortunately, it's not always easy to find inexpensive, eco-friendly options. It almost always costs more to create ethically-made products — and those steep price tags can turn away prospective buyers. But did you know certain environmental practices can fit within your budget? Here are a few...

Diet is Science: Three Steps to Establish Healthy Eating Habits That Last

As any dietician, fitness blogger or biology student will tell you — if you want to lose weight, you must consume fewer calories than your body is burning. While this simple rule can certainly be a useful tool to incorporate into your larger health and fitness plan, cutting calories does not make a healthy diet. In fact, over-prioritizing portion control...

6 Real World Benefits of Embracing a Simpler Life That Make It Worthwhile

A lot of families are realizing that having more stuff and earning more money doesn't necessarily equate to a better life. As a result, the growing trend toward simplicity has emerged. If you have been thinking about paring down the extras in your life and moving toward a simpler lifestyle, these six benefits may convince you to get started. 1....

Why Romanticized Love is Destroying Relationships

Divorce rates are currently at 40-50% in the US and even higher for subsequential marriages. Marriage satisfaction is 58%, so something is not working. What has gone wrong? Love is the top reason for people getting married in the USA. But where did this come from? We have to start with a history lesson, so buckle up....

How To Boost Work-Life Balance When Working Remotely

When I think about work-life balance, the first word that comes to mind is fluidity. While we’d like to imagine it as a static, ready-made formula we can buy off the shelf, the reality is work-life balance is not a destination, it’s a journey! While we live in a time where having a work-life balance is one of the most valuable assets we can possess,...

How To Survive A Worry-Filled COVID Christmas

“I think a vaccine will be ready in December,” he said. “But, I don’t think I would take it as soon as it comes out because it was rushed. So, I’m going to wait for other people to try it first.” I can understand that, I thought to myself. I would be concerned about ending up as a lab rat too. As I turned to the TV the newscaster said, “...here with...

How to Master the Art of Public Speaking

No one is super confident while delivering their first speech on a stage. And that is what makes the fine art of public speaking an art that need not be essentially God gifted. The art of oratory can be worked upon and mastered with practice and perseverance. Whether you are a CEO who needs to deliver a speech to boost the confidence of your employees,...

Relationship Advice from a Relationship Coach (in an Imperfect Relationship)

I heard that dreaded bling, and I knew it was not good news. I could feel the tension in my stomach and the messages said, "I don't think we should be in contact anymore." I wanted this to work out, since we felt a strong connection. As a relationship coach, people think I am perfect in relationships. I want you to know I...

How To Overcome What Keeps You Up At Night

“Okay, it seems like it was a dream,” I said to myself, looking around the room for intruders. I had dreams of strangers breaking into my home before, but those nightmares were never this bad. As I sat up, trying to stop my heart from racing, I turned on the light and began to work...another night’s rest lost. Fear is natural. There’s good fear...

How the Idea of Perfection Could Be Weighing You Down Without You Knowing

Do you refuse to leave your house without mascara? Does the thought of an error on an expense report keep you up at night? If you are tossing and turning over tens of thousands of dollars, it’s one thing. However, you might be one of many who grapple with stress brought on by unrealistic expectations. Here’s how the idea of perfection could be...

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