4 Ways to Get a Strong Boost from Weak Ties

by Stacey Curnow

I started my first Facebook page back in June 2009. Then in September of 2010, I tentatively opened a Twitter account. At first I didn’t get it-who were all these people talking about what they’d just had for lunch? But then I started to find people I admire, like Paulo Coelho (Paulo Coelho tweeting!), and […]

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Connecting With Heart

by Jen Slayden

A few weeks ago I went on a women’s retreat at a beautiful home in the mountains called the Heart Center. Now other than a few church retreats when I was much younger, I have never committed to anything like this before and was a little weary about going. A friend had invited me, and […]

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The Old Banks Are The Good Ones

by Guest Author

Have you ever stepped back to realize what we’ve gone through as a nation up to this point? Just in the 1900s alone we’ve seen dramatic rises and falls in the economy. Some businesses have found their way through the rough times and still exist today, while others were more of a feather in a […]

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Get Naked in Your Relationship

by Kelly Sajonia

How comfortable are you getting naked? It can be scary to present your authentic, stripped-down self to the world, but it will lead to living a happier life. As in life, this is also true in relationships. Without allowing your partner to see the real you, your partner can only love the version you have […]

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Being You, Work, Life and Huge, Crazy Dreams

by Elisa Van Arnam

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson It was a couple of years ago and we were out of money. My husband, who had done really, really well financially had been let go a year and a half before […]

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An Important Life Lesson from Gordon Ramsay

by Jason Kotecki

Kim and I love watching MasterChef on Fox, starring one of our favorite TV personalities, fiery chef Gordon Ramsay.  MasterChef conducts a nationwide search for the best home cooks in America, and through a series of exciting elimination rounds, turns one of them into a culinary master. In the initial audition episodes of the first […]

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How to Be You Even When You Don’t Like You

by Stacey Curnow

The 12th-century poet Rumi said each of us is trying to hide the same secret from each other. It isn’t anything malicious – we’re just hiding the mere fact of our flawed humanness. Rumi called it the “Open Secret.” I know that I expend too much energy feeling less-than-adequate and I expend even more of […]

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Remarkable ME and LOUSY Jealousy

by Jen Slayden

When I saw the theme for the month from Lance, BE YOU, I immediately remembered an article I had written back in 2010 when I was contemplating the subject of self-worth and identity. It was a period in my life that I had become more aware of how much time I had wasted on wishing […]

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Relationship Success: A Labor of Love

by Kelly Sajonia

To be successful in a relationship requires hard work. This is something often said as advice or is an observation of what it takes to achieve a level of greatness in a relationship. It’s true, but “hard work” as a description sounds exhausting, negative, and possibly frustrating; it doesn’t sound fun. Does this mean one […]

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Why I Just Can’t Give a Sh*t About You Anymore; A Break-Up Letter

by Elisa Van Arnam

“…We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you…” ~ Marianne Williamson Dear You, I have […]

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