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A Bit of Happy

I started the day much to early for a blogger and with a hellacious headache. Then while checking my stats, my email, and my comments, I was lead to A Bit of Happy.

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Procrastination: The One Thing You Can’t Seem to Get Done

Tell us what one thing that you know you should do but can't seem to accomplish; either you can't get up the courage, get around to it, or a dastardly person is holding you back. And when you finally get it taken care of, how will it improve you or your life? Please share.

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Embracing Your Inner Child: A Women’s Happiness

Have you ever wondered why young children enjoy simple, unimportant interactions with every day objects like flowers (or flour), bugs, water, dirt, and even the really gross stuff? Because their minds aren't filled with the complications of life, they have time for the sensical parties in which we adults refuse to partake - most of the time.

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Girl Friends are Life!

Girl friends help me to see the other side, alternatives, and ways to tackle the issue. Personally I receive girl friends as precious gifts from God. They have given me love, companionship, strength, confidence, peace, and joy! (Not to mention the shoulder massages!)

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Elements of Relaxation

Water, Air, Fire, and Earth - everything we are, everything we touch, and everything we need is made up of at least one of these 4 elements. It's no wonder that we feel safe, warm, and relaxed while in their presence.

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Tea: A Healthy Indulgence

Do you find yourself needing an afternoon pick-me-up most days? Do you avoid coffee because the caffeine would keep you awake at night, or say no to soda because you’re trying to cut back? How about brewing a cup of tea?

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Change Your Label – Change Your Life

How many times a day do you label yourself or others around you? Face it ladies, we live in a world of titles, status, and stereotypes. Of course, it's okay to give yourself or someone else a label of love like, good person, incredible listener, compassionate; it's when we throw the negative out there that we hurt ourselves and our fellow humans.

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Boxes and Molds

The proverbial box – how to fit into it; the mold of expectation – how to conform.   Truthfully, we spend way too much time being …

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Discovering Your Creative Self

When people say "be true to yourself," what they are really saying is take the time to learn who you are and what you are passionate about. A large part of that discovery may be your creative self. Without engaging this unique part of your being, you may be cheating yourself out of a fulfilling portion of your life. You don't have to be an artist or musician to be creative. On the contrary, we all are creative or can be whether we have artistic talents or not. The key is in our passions. When you love to do something so much that you can't stop thinking about it, that's when the creativity flows freely.

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Fun Fitness Alternatives

If you are like me, finding an exercise routine that works and is enjoyable can be difficult.  Variety is something that I need in order …

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The Best Interview Strategies: Part IV

Interviewing for a new job can be one of the most stressful events in your life - unless you are prepared and confident about your ability to make a good impression. We have discussed your resume, personal appearance, and some communication techniques. Today, I would like to address the technique for interview damage control.

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The Best Interview Strategies: Part III

We have discussed being prepared for the interview with a killer resume and your head full of information about the company and its philosophies. Getting an interview is half the battle, but now you must step things up even more for the actual face-to-face with the person or people who can change your future. You want to stand out from the crowd of applicants that likely want the position as much as you do.

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The Best Interview Strategies: Part II

By this time most of you should be familiar with technology and its benefits, at least enough to type a resume and send an email. But regardless of how advanced modern job hunting can get, I still think it's smart to have good-old-fashioned copies of your resume. Start with a formatted version in a Word program; keep it simple and clean.

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The Best Interview Strategies: Part I

With many companies shifting financial priorities, laying off employees, and tightening their belts all around, it is imperative to be ready for anything, including the dreaded task of hunting down and securing a new job. Unfortunately, millions have already suffered consequences of the economy crunch and found themselves without a job.

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Planning For an Emergency

After spending 12 hours without power last night, I suddenly realized how unprepared our family is for emergency situations. It wasn't the fact that I missed the American Idol elimination I'd been waiting all season for; it was the fact that we couldn't find the flashlight, my kids couldn't light candles without burning themselves, and everyone just sort of lost all composure. Kudos to our pioneer ancestors who didn't even have electricity.

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