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5 Ways to Practice Gratitude when You’re Not Feeling Grateful

As we watch the current events of the last week or so unfold, it feels as though we are faced with challenges that seem insurmountable. Bearing witness to the tragedies, injustices and violence all around the world can make it…...

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Be Part of My Flash Mob!!!!!!

52 Small Changes for the Mind comes out in a few short weeks, and as you might imagine, I’m going gangbusters trying to get the word out. It is hard to believe this is my FOURTH book! Yet, in the…...

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New Year's Resolutions

Why Your Approach to the New Year’s Resolution Needs to Change

It is hard to believe we are full into the holiday season and will be embarking on another New Year’s. The general trend we will see over the holidays: Eating…Drinking…Merriment…which propels many of us into a fast and furious resolve…...

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Fight Depression

5 Natural Ways to Fight Depression

Quite recently after we lost our beloved cat, I received a “pass this along” post on my Facebook stream. Typically, I don’t like posts that I have to pass along, as many of them are silly or catch you in…...

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5 Ways to Have Less Stress this Holiday Season

As we turn the corner into November, the inevitable is looming: the holiday season. Thanksgiving, and then Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa, and then the New Year brings tremendous festivity, yet, can easily be overwhelming, not to mention more stressful than…...

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Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Maple Molasses Pumpkin Muffins

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Maple Molasses Pumpkin Muffins

Fall is by far, my favorite time of year. I love the colors, the flavors, and the changeover to the colder weather wardrobe. Growing up, I was never prone to seek out any foods containing gourds or pumpkins, but butternut…...

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Stop Searching for Your Passion

Stop Searching for Your Passion

Last winter, I met my good friend Terri Trespicio for breakfast at the lobby restaurant in her boutique Boston hotel. We spent a couple of hours catching up, laughing, and talking about life and our solo-entrepreneur businesses. Terri and I…...

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Strengthen Strengths

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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