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Stop playing small to make other people happy.

How many times have you felt the need keep playing small in order to make other people happy? I’ve done it a thousand times. I did it a lot when I first hung my shingle out in the blogging world, having a Twitter account for each of my varying interests. I was the crafter over here, the vegetarian over there, and the community builder way over in the distance. It was fun for a while; being super niched in allowed me to find a lot of people who were super into that one thing that I was also super into. But it also felt extremely fragmented and more than a little exhausting. Introducing myself to others...

Are you ready to make a change in your life?

Most people aren't prepared to make the changes they want in their lives

Most people aren’t prepared to make the changes they want in their lives. Here are 6 things you can do today to get yourself ready to make a change (big or small) in your life. On New Year’s Day, people all over the world resolve to make changes in their lives. But YOU don’t have to wait 3+ more months to start creating change in your life. You can do it today. And instead of loosing steam about two weeks into the process, I want you to be able to make lasting change in your life. Failing to make change generally isn’t about your goals being too hard or that you don’t have enough willpower to stick...

How to make the most of the change in seasons.

There comes a time when autumn asks, what have you been doing all summer? Unknown

While summer officially has more than a few weeks to go, the reality of summer is quickly coming to an end. Summer vacations are over, Labor Day has come and gone, and school has starting up again. What can you do to make sure your summer ends as well as it began? Finish what you started. Sometimes we find ourselves putting off the end of a project because we believe we’ll always have time “later.” There’s no better way to feel like you’ve accomplished something this summer — no matter how big or small that something is — by simply finishing it up. Don’t worry, be happy. Many of us...

Miscarriage: The one group I never wanted to be a part of.

Miscarriage: The M Word

This post was originally shared on August 22, 2013 over on With(out) Child. I’m sharing this post here, 3 years after writing and publishing it, as a reminder of the journey we took to become parents. It’s something that permanently altered the path of my life, for better and for worse. +  +  + Miscarriage: The club that no one wants to be a part of and only members know how expensive the dues are. I joined the club on July 5th, 2012. It was my first pregnancy; one that had taken 2 years to create. Over… after a mere 10.5 weeks. The memory of that day will be forever...

What to do when you can’t get into the groove with journaling.

Have you ever uttered the words, “I should really get into journaling but I’m no good at writing.” Or, “I’ve tried to get into journaling, but I just can’t seem to stick with it more than a day or two.” I feel you. I really do. Because I, too, have had trouble finding the time to journal. I struggled when I was single and childless and had nothing BUT time. Now that I’m married, have a toddler and a house full of furry friends, and two businesses to split my time between, I constantly struggle to make daily journaling and writing non-negotiable. Over the course of my life, I’ve probably...