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Letting Go of End of Summer Pressure

I love countless things about summer:  the sweet juiciness of a ripe peach, the freedom from all the gear necessary to survive Chicago’s other seasons, the hot sun on my car’s black interior. What could be better?Yet every summer I struggle with the pressure to be the poster girl for summer fun....more

I am doing the Love Dare, and this will be for the past 3 attempts and 2 days completed.

Not sure if I need an introduction to this, since this is really for my own reflection. But HELLO! My name is Victoria Spadea, as the name reads. I am only 19 years old, about to be 20 in December. Me and my boyfriend have been together just over a year and 2 months. It has been one hell of a ride, a lot of mess-ups, a lot of distrust (from my end) and ultimately resulting in a HUGE falling out between me and him just over a week ago....more

Turning Into A Butterfly

How many of you feel as if you are still in the cocoon stage? Still waiting for your big day, when all will be revealed. When you will become the perfect person that you know you can be. And when that happens you will be able to fly away from the humdrum life you've been living. All will be different when you escape your prison of uncertainty. It's not a comfortable place to be when you are not clear of your purpose and path in life. And not being certain if the decisions you've made are ones you can live with....more

Today is a new day!

If you’re anything like me, one of the hardest things to do is cut yourself some slack.  I fill my head with the grandest of plans and pride myself on often carrying things out exactly so.  But those times I don’t quite measure up to the standards I’ve set?  Boy, those times can trip me up for a bit.  Many times I spend the time I could be using to get back on track wallowing in a bit of frustration and self-deprecation.   Sometimes, if this becomes too regular for my liking, I shut down for a bit from whatever it is I was working on and distract myself with so...more

Ask4Recovery - How can I be forgiving of something traumatic that happened to me?

Hello friends! Today’s ‘Ask’…How can I be forgiving of something traumatic that happened to me? This is very hard. I understand. A lot of these traumatic events happened when we were young and naïve. When we were taken advantage of and had no choice in the matter....more

A Day Of Appreciation

We know that life has been a little chaotic lately and nothing seems to make sense. Your plans have gone awry due to no fault of your own. It seems as if the universe is not cooperating with you at this time. You've tried to resolve the problems that have come your way, but there are no answers that come to you.  At this point, it's time to pause for awhile and turn things around. Instead of pounding your head against a wall that you can't seem to find, think of all the things that you have at this time that makes your life fortunate....more

How To Increase Your Personal Brand Overall

Whether you are trying to grab that brand new promotion in the office or you are just trying to look and appear confident so you can walk up to your crush and ask them out, improving your personal brand is very important!  Your personal brand is what people say about you when you aren't near them or around them.  It's what people talk about when they are talking about you and you aren't in the room.  You always want a really good personal brand, in your professional and your personal life and it can always be improved on, no matter what stage in life you are!...more

Where Your Path Leads You

Why is it that you need to know exactly where you are supposed to be? If you were to just follow your path with faith, think of what you could experience?  You second guess yourself, questioning the insights you get. You no longer seem to hear the spirit within you. You follow a path that you have created. A path that is comfortable and safe, which has led you in circles. You have avoided experiencing new things because it will take you out of your comfort zone. But what scares you, may be the best thing for you....more
@camii I walked a very similar path when I was younger. I wish you well on your journey to find ...more

4 Ideas to Boost Your Motivation Mojo

As I begin to build an online business, one of the MOST difficult things for me to do is to keep my daily motivation. Don’t get me wrong. I’m totally enjoying what I’m doing!But, there are days when you begin to question if this is the right path.Raise your hand if you’ve ever:...more