Posts in Brains
Journey to Valuing Myself

In 2011, I made a decision that started a traumatic snowball effect in my life for the next 3 years to come. It was a really bittersweet decision to leave a job where I had made friends I loved, enjoyed the job itself, and felt needed and appreciated by everyone I worked with. I felt valuable to my boss and the company. I didn't realize until I left it how much lack of value for their employees other companies have.

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My Morning Routine to set my day up for success!

So, I'm far from perfect in this routine, but that alone has done something really powerful for me...

It's proven to me that the days I carry out the routine, I AM more fulfilled and have a more productive and successful day. It's shown me just how important it truly is! Sometimes it's easy to let your morning routine feel like little things that aren't totally pertinent to getting things done during the day.

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Your Goals Shouldn't be an Invitation to Feel Like a Failure

I'm sure you've heard of SMART Goals. Most everyone has as it is probably one of the most common goal setting approaches. And I do think it definitely has it's place and some importance, but I think there are some critical pieces of advice missing from setting SMART Goals. We know that a goal needs to be Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely...

Your goals shouldn't be an invitation to feel like a failure.

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Financial Failure on the Path to Success

When I met my husband at age 18, we pretty much were inseparable from that point on. After getting married, we did what a lot of married couples do; got excited about our dual income household, not to mention we lived somewhere with ridiculously cheap rent and my husband’s new job was a significant raise from what he had been making, so we felt and acted like we hit the lottery. We had two car payments, credit cards, student loans, etc. When we wanted something, we bought it on credit.

The real break down came when I lost not 1, not 2, but 3 jobs… in a row.

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Choosing a Different Life: Making The Choice to NOT have Children

I live in a society and culture that loves children. Women commonly have children very early in their lives, by choice. It is not uncommon for a woman in her mid-twenties to have several children and be planning to have more in the coming years. Despite whether or not it is anyone’s business, a woman age 23+ that is married will be asked, sometimes frequently, when she is going to have children.

We also live in a time where speaking out about infertility is becoming increasingly more common.

But one group of women that aren’t speaking out much yet are the ones that make a choice not to have children.

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Actions Speak Louder: Being Genuinely Supportive in a Social Media Driven Society

We live in a society driven by social media in almost every way, shape, and form. And somehow, it’s become the norm to use these tools to show our sincere support for others. Convenience. We’re after the convenience of it.

But is that the most genuinely supportive you can be with someone who you love and appreciate having in your life?

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