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Madeline

Madeline is a mid-west mom of three who spends most of her time refilling ice trays and changing toilet paper...just kidding. She is a high school guidance counselor, all around funny gal, and a writer. Her first book, Be Happy Already!", is in the works.

Shake Up Your Career With These 4 Actions

A recent Gallup poll found that only 30 percent of people felt “engaged” by the work that they did, providing an indication that there is an epidemic of apathy at work. In other words, 70 percent of people believed that work wasn’t allowing them to reach their full potential - a sober number indeed. If you are in the majority, it may be time to shake up your career.

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5 Jobs That Bring Meaning To Life

Although you should never solely rely on your career to bring meaning to your life, having a fulfilling position can be key to having a happy, well-balanced life. After all, many of us spend the majority of our time at work. If you’re considering a change, here are 5 jobs that bring meaning to life:

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3 Fulfilling Careers For The People-Focused Woman

Are you working in an unfulfilling job? Do you wish you could make money and also help people? Or are you just ready for a career change? Training for a career shift is becoming more and more common, as women want to fulfill deeper life dreams and goals. Here are some of the most popular choices for careers that focus on helping others.

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4 Things That Can Kill Business Productivity

You don't have to look long and hard to find new technology meant to increase connectivity and create an easier and more efficient way to do business. That said, it can also be a distraction. Consider these 4 things that can kill business productivity.

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Start Building A Career You Love Today

While building a career, it's a given that you have a job in your desired field. This job is usually one that uses your skills, experience, and has fulfilling aspects that keep you moving upward. However, having just any old job is not necessarily building a career you will love for the long haul. Let's take a look at the differences and how you might start building a career you love today!

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Handling Unplanned Pregnancy During The Dating Period

You get the news: you are pregnant after dating someone for a month? It can happen, and it does, more than you probably know. "How did this happen," you painfully wonder. Well, obviously you took a chance and had sex without protection. Regardless of the reason behind your passion misstep, you need to make some decisions and make them fast. The question: how do you handle this situation with the guy you hardly know? Here is a quick overview of what you need to consider.

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4 Dangers Of Internet Diagnosis And Cures

The amount of available online information on any one topic would blow the socks off of even experts. But this is not necessarily a good thing. As much as good information flows through, there’s plenty of misinformation flowing as well. That said, we’re seeing a rise in people who believe that this information is strong enough to fully diagnose and treat whatever is ailing them. Here are a few dangers of Internet diagnosis and cures.

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3 Ways To Stay Emotionally Healthy Before And During A Divorce

You've lived through the warning signs that your marriage is in trouble. You're done snapping at each other and being miserable. It's time to make a new plan. But, you ask yourself, "Where did things go wrong" in an attempt to understand. The thing is, marriages and long-term relationships tend to go downhill over the course of time, so it can be difficult to pinpoint exactly when the decline started. However, when you do acknowledge that things are just not working well, and you've done all that you can, it's time to consider ended things. Here are 3 things you can do to stay emotionally healthy before and during a divorce.

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Could A Long Engagement Be Better For Your Relationship?

A speedy engagement might be the best choice for some people, depending on their situation. But there are many couples who believe a long engagement could be just the thing to ensure that their relationship lasts. Is it possible that spending more time in the in-between state of engagement can make your relationship stronger? Let's take a look at some strong points in favor of it.

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Wanna Get Married In 2017? 4 Tips To Get Things Rolling

Are you always the bridesmaid and never the bride? Do you find yourself waiting, hoping and praying that your partner is going to ask that all-important question? Is it your turn? If you have answered yes to these questions then, perhaps, now is the time to take that next step with your partner and make 2017 the year you get married. But how do you go about doing that? Easy! I thought I would share with you some ideas on how you can take the next step in your relationship. I hope it inspires you to get things moving along.

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What You Need To Consider Before Getting Cosmetic Surgery

More and more people are getting plastic surgery. Surgeons are reporting all-time high numbers, and many are claiming that it’s to do with the high volume of celebrities openly going under the knife. But having plastic surgery isn’t a decision to make lightly. Yes, it comes with benefits, but it also comes with high risks and potential complications that could change your life forever. Here a few things you need to think about before even thinking about getting cosmetic surgery.

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7 Must Have Qualities If You Want To Be A School Nurse

If you want to work as a school nurse, there are a few must-have qualities you need. Working as a nurse in a school means working with children of all ages. With the following 7 qualities, you could take your nursing career to any school from elementary to an upper-level educational organization.

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Dangerous Occupational Illnesses To Watch Out For

When you are at work, you expect to be safe, right? Your employers should be attentive to potential dangers lurking in and around the workplace, but you must be proactive, too. That means being aware of how you feel, your surroundings and the general environment. Using safety equipment and wearing protective clothing can help protect you from unforeseen environmental dangers. It is also important that you discuss any concerns with your employer when they arise. Together, you should be able to create a workplace and schedule to ensure your safety. Here are some common but completely avoidable workplace illnesses and conditions.

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3 Important Reasons To Take Care Of Your Smile Today!

A nice smile is consistently voted as one of the most attractive features to have by both genders. A natural, bright smile signifies beauty, health, and youth. Getting and keeping that kind of smile takes some work and regular care. Here are some of the reasons why you should take care of your smile today!

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Waging War On Unwanted Fat

Many of us have struggled with unwanted weight or stubborn fat. We’re all different, so where the weight sits will be different for everyone. Some struggle with their tummy regions while others find the excess sits on the thighs. Where it goes can’t be helped. But there are many different ways to battle the excess fat. Finding the right method for you could be a challenge. Here are some of the most popular options to reduce weight and sculpt your body:

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