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3 Reasons to Stop Improving Weaknesses

If you suffer from a lack of motivation, or feel negatively about the work you do or about life in general, stop shoring up your weaknesses. When you do, you’ll start to see…...

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Passion is the Antidote to the Uninspired

How to Deal when You are Uninspired by Your Work

A couple of weeks ago, my mom (also a writer) urged me to write more for Sheer Balance. She had every reason to do so: my writing has taken a bit of a backseat since building up my art business,…...

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Days too Short

5 Ways to Deal when Days are Too Short and Stress is Too High

As a work-at-home-mom (WAHM), the saying “there aren’t enough hours in the day” has taken on new meaning. Five years ago, when I was jetting from one city to another for work, racking up frequent flyer miles, and burning the…...

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Simon Sinek - Start with Why

Why You Hate Your Job and What to Do about It

When I first met Tricia, I was instantly drawn to her for her enthusiasm, extreme candor, and take charge attitude. She calls a spade a spade and isn’t afraid to piss people off along the way. She stands for what…...

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Winter Exercise Motivation

Stay Motivated for Winter Exercise

I’m the first to admit that I am not a winter person. The cold is physically painful to me, and the idea of stepping outside to get some exercise is about as unappealing as getting my teeth extracted. I know…...

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Accepting Change When You Don’t Want To

Last week, I received news from three different sources that represented a decent amount of change for me. First, my editor informed me that she was leaving my publisher for a new career in the non-profit sector. Second, my literary…...

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Get What You Want in One Simple Step

Recently, I was in the market for some special card stock for my art business, and I was going back and forth between two products I didn’t love. I kept thinking, “I really wish they had my favorite card-stock available…...

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Prioritizing When Work-Life Balance Doesn’t Exist

This past Monday, I was asked to speak at a SMARTY People event in Boston about prioritizing your goals and maintaining balance. It was an intimate group, which I loved, because it made it more informal and much more of…...

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The One Thing You Can Do for Better Health

Last week I spoke on a panel of women wellness entrepreneurs for an alumni event of my Alma Mater. I was flanked by impressive women, all who have been successes within their own right. The moderator was a retired pediatrician…...

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Happiest Country

The Happiest Countries and What We Can Learn from Them

A couple of weeks ago, I caught an episode of Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s Sunday morning show on which he talked about Denmark being the happiest of countries. The most recent pole by Gallup, has actually revealed that the happiest countries…...

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