Thanksgiving Hostess: Do’s & Don’t’s

Some of you know that I became a first-time homeowner this year! (Weeee!)ย Homeowners also know that when this happens, people from all walks of life suddenly want to come see the new place! (agh……..) Which in itself, isn’t terrible. I’m just not a naturally gifted hostess.

So this Thanksgiving, I decidedย to put myself to the test. I offered to host Thanksgiving.

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Travel Diary: England

First off… where have I been?ย I’m not gone forever, I swear! ย It’s been a crazy couple of months.

I’ve decided to update with a bit of travel inspiration! I recently got back from a two week vacation in the United Kingdom & Ireland. It was a trip I had been anticipating for the long time! I’m excited to share some pieces of it with all of you. ๐Ÿ™‚

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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 peopleย can change, it will only happen if they are willing to change themselves.

Here areย 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

I’m a firm believer that booksย 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 simpleย tipsย 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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