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Breaking the Chains of Victimhood When You’ve Been Abused

“Toxically shamed people tend to become more and more stagnant as life goes on. They live in a guarded, secretive, and defensive way. They try to be more than human (perfect and controlling) or less than human (losing interest in life or stagnated in some addictive behavior).” ~John Bradshaw- Healing the Shame That Binds You […]

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5 Changes to Make for a Better Work Life Balance

Work life balance can be a bit of a challenge. But here are 5 things that can help you to do better. Find a New Career. Some careers are more stressful and time-consuming than other career. If you find you need more time for family or yourself consider exploring a different career that is more […]

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Kindness Isn’t Weakness (and We Need It to Survive)

“You make a living by what you get but you make a life by what you give.” ~Winston Churchill Many of us are brought up today to look after number one, to go out and get what we want—and the more of it we can have, the better. Our society preaches survival of the fittest […]

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Research Agrees: You Should Use Money to Buy Time

Loved this piece from a couple of weeks ago, describing a study in which researchers found that people who pay others to do work they don’t want to do are happier for it: “New research is challenging the age-old adage that money can’t buy happiness. “The study, led by researchers at the University of British […]

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Financial Advice That’s Easy to Follow

Financial advice can be overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. All of us want to make sure that we have the best advice to move forward, and here is some sound advice for investors of all ages. Keep it simple stupid (also known as Kiss) Adopt the mindset of Apple that has made their […]

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Sometimes the Safe Path is Not the Right Path

“As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.” ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe When I was a kid, I wanted to be an artist. I loved to draw, especially, and even took art classes on the weekends when I could. For fun. Obviously, being an artist isn’t a viable career (or so […]

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Facing Up to Debt Problems

Recent years and the impacts of the world’s economic crisis have seen more and more households getting into financial difficulties through no fault of their own. In all too many cases, however, when bills have started to pile up and there hasn’t been enough cash available to meet mortgage payments, people have reacted to the […]

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What Your Self-Judgment Might Be Trying to Tell You

“Regret is a fair but tough teacher.” ~Brene Brown A few weeks back, I found myself in the midst of a shame hangover and, like most people, when I’m in that unique internal cavern, self-judgments swoop into my consciousness like a colony of rabid bats in a four-foot tent. I’ll paint the picture… There are […]

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Take Care of the Pennies

We have all heard the old saying “Take care of the pennies and the dollars will look after themselves,” and, indeed, some of the richest people in the world are those who are well known for being careful with even the smallest amounts of cash. In our normal daily lives, there are numerous ways that […]

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5 Ways Journaling Can Help You Get Through the Hard Stuff

“In the journal I do not just express myself more openly than I could to any person; I create myself. The journal is a vehicle for my sense of selfhood. It represents me as emotionally and spiritually independent. Therefore (alas) it does not simply record my actual, daily life but rather—in many cases—offers an alternative to […]

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