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Determined to make this New Year’s Eve a happy one, I took my time planning the day weeks in advance.  Damned if I’d let this pandemic ruin my vibes even though we were in our second lockdown of the year and this time, right smack in the middle of festive […]

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Letting Your Child Fail Helps Them Find Success

Let your kid fail this year.

I know—this isn’t exactly what every parent wants to hear at the start of another brand spanking new school year, but I’m totally serious over here. If you want your kid to succeed in life (and of course you want them to succeed), failure is a completely necessary step towards an incredibly important skill: resilience.

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The Top 5 Business & Life Lessons Camp Good Life Has Left With Me

Camp Good Life Project this past weekend is best described in one simple word: magnetic. Pull and positive attractions were everywhere, radiating through each and every camper, helping us feel like we can conquer the world. Just as an example, standing up on the stage during the talent show, the […]

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What Feminine Energy Prototypes Can Tell You About Your Inner Power

If there is to be a future, it will wear a crown of feminine design.

-Aurbindo Ghose

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You Have the Strength to Set Yourself Apart From the World

“Oh,” they say, placing their hand gently on my shoulder. “I’m so sorry.”

That’s what happens when people find out about my separation. On the one hand, I value and appreciate their kindness. But on the other hand, I’m simply boggled. After all, my separation isn’t—in any way—their fault. It’s just an automatic response to sad news, just as I automatically respond back with, “It was tough in the beginning, but it’s good now.”

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Put Yourself Out There

I have been taking an amazing writing course to spark my inner writer. We are approaching our last class next month and my heart feels heavy at the thought of leaving this group of brilliant writers. In the beginning, I was nervous and uncertain about how this was all going to unfold. I was hesitant. Part of this course included sharing your writings OUT LOUD. Yikes! Sharing my life stories and memoirs felt like I was putting myself out there and then realized, this is what it’s all about. Vulnerability.

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How Finding Calm in the Chaos Can Save a Family Vacation

Having just returned from a weeklong holiday in Mexico with my 15-member family, I am reminded of how important it is to find sanctuary in the midst of excitement.

A week before the trip, I was feeling anxious about how I was going to orchestrate my children’s activities and fulfill their different wants and needs amongst a group of 15 adults and children, while still fitting in some quiet time of my own. It seemed like a tall order, yet without these elements, I could foresee chaos and stress. Not exactly a holiday.

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