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 I […]

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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 I […]

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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 presented. […]

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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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ME and LOUSY Jealousy">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 should not […]

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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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