The Art of Dealing With Difficult People


Difficult people are part of life. You can’t hide from it. You can’t run from it. No matter how sweet and generous of a person you are, there will be others who rub you the wrong way.

It isn’t always intentional. Sometimes our body language is all it takes – a subconscious movement or reaction that is hard-wired into a person’s psyche. And although I firmly believe that people can change, it will only happen if they are willing to change themselves.

Here are five ways we irritate, dishearten, and upset one another as human beings. Let’s figure out how we can cope with them when it happens to us – and how to change our own ways, as well.

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Be A Light


Consider this a short but sweet reminder to all of us: be a light.

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3 Tricks to Start Reading Again

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I’m a firm believer that books are one of the world’s greatest tools for self-growth.

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Riding the Wave: How To Make the Best Out Of It


What’s life without a roadblock or two?

Life has been a whirlwind lately – particularly because of one big reason that I’m finally ready to share… I bought a house! (but more on that later!)

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4 Easy Tips to Help You Focus


Between school, work, and all the other things ‘adulting’ consists of… sometimes it can be difficult to juggle so many things at once. I should know – its how I feel on most days! But with a little advice from my mentors, good books, and good blogs, I manage to get my focus on and get things done.

Here are some simple tips I’ve tried that you too can put into action to help increase your focus!

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What’s Stopping You?


Put your back into it.

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Who Are You Going To Be?


That’s the first question you need to ask yourself.

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Puppy Time! Meet Joansie.


My family didn’t have pets growing up.

Well, no… we had fish. Cannibal fish. But that’s as crazy as it ever got. And that is a story for another time.

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Universal Studios & Harry Potter!


Can I convey enough just how EXCITED I was to visit the world-renowned Harry Potter World at Universal Studios Hollywood?!?!?

Nope. No I can’t. I was ecstatic.

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7 Things the Grand Canyon Taught Me


I hiked the Grand Canyon last weekend, top to bottom and back up again! Twenty miles in 115 degrees F, 6000 ft elevation change… and it was all in one day!

Here are some of the things I learned and some of the photos I captured.

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