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How to Spread the Travel Bug

One of my favorite things I've ever been fortunate enough to do is to take a few people on their first plane ride. The latest experience was extra special because it was my 14 year old cousin, Kaylah. Not only was it her first time on an airplane, but it was to Spain! Here are 3 things I learned about getting someone to fall in love with traveling on their first ...

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Best Manager I Ever Had

Even though working as a waitress in college was a pretty insignificant job, my manager taught me an invaluable lesson one day when I was 2 hours late for my shift. It was an honest mistake. I accidently wrote down the start time for the person below me on the schedule. This is all my manager, Joe, said to me about it: I really like you Shawnee, and don't want ...

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Social Media Accountability Groups

Social media can be a huge waste of time if you let it, but it can also be a great way to hold you accountable if you use it right.   A Facebook friend asked if anyone would like to join her in doing the 30 Day Plank Challenge shown below. She then started a private group for all of us who are doing it. She is the only person in the group that I know, ...

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Why I’m Not A Politician

My parents taught me to be independent inadvertently. Because if I EVER asked for money, it came at a price; It meant that I would have to do something for them. When I saw friends get grounded from their cars, I made a decision to pay for my car myself. Sure enough, one day my mom and I got in a huge fight and she tried to take my car keys from me when I tried to ...

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27 Lessons From the Show Burn Notice

This is a picture of the cake my dad had made when I went off to college - originally, to be a spy.  So, naturally I love the show Burn Notice. Here are some of my favorite tips I've accumulated from the show:   When you're in a high speed car chase with a low caliber weapon (i.e. .22), ricocheting bullets off the ground will make them come through the floorb...

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Update to Post About Seeking Mental Help

A lot of people have messaged me privately about my post about Stop Judging People For Seeing a Therapist. It's also one of my most viewed posts, so I thought I would share this website I heard a commercial for yesterday: makeitok.org I'm not saying that everyone who talks to a therapist has a mental illness. Honestly, I think everyone should have at least annual ...

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3 Hidden Lessons From Toastmasters Critiques

There is really nothing more intimidating than knowing you're being judged by a room full of people. Not just being judged, but every single sound you make; every bead of sweat; every shuffle of your feet; awkwardness of your hands- they're even studying your eyes to see where you're looking! For those of you not in Toastmasters, you receive feedback from every ...

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How to Have the Best Vacation Ever

I just got back from my first trip to London. I didn't make it to Buckingham Palace, or the London Eye. In fact, I never even went over the London Bridge. And I only rode a double-decker bus for a few blocks.  Although there are a lot of tourist things that I did not do, I feel like I definitely got my money's worth out of this trip in new friendships alone. The ...

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Why I Love Watching Sports

I'm not usually one to enjoy sitting on the sidelines. If someone is doing something that looks like fun, I want to be doing it too. But in the case of professional sports, that's obviously not possible. Regardless though, I still thoroughly enjoy cheering my team on - no matter how bad they're doing. Although I will admit, it's A LOT more fun when they're ...

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Stop Judging People For Seeing A Therapist

Why is it socially acceptable to hire a personal trainer to help you PHYSICALLY? Why is it socially acceptable to hire a FINANCIAL advisor? Why is it socially acceptable to hire teachers and mentors to help you learn and grow MENTALLY? Why is it socially acceptable to attend yoga classes, talk to your pastor, or any other SPIRITUAL advising? Yet, we're ...

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