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Mistakes Successful Women Try Not To Make Twice

September 28th, 2016 - By Meg Butler
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Life is about lessons. The wrong man comes into our life to teach us how to appreciate the right one. A bad boss can wake us up to the fact that we may not be at the right job or even in the right career. The key is learning from all of the ups and downs.

We recently read that very successful people actually look forward to mistakes because they are some of the best teachers. That’s because successful people have a growth mindset when it comes to missteps in their career: instead of seeing them as a reason to quit or second-guess themselves, they see them as a learning opportunity to get better.

For those of us with quite a few mistakes we’re still struggling to move past, this can be great news. Check out ways to turn errors into success and not make certain missteps a second time.

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Going Back to What’s Broken

That includes the ex that hurt you, the career that didn’t work out or the diet that made you regain the weight. Success is all about moving forward without wasting time on u-turns.

Why Some People Can’t See Your Value (And How To Deal)

September 16th, 2016 - By Meg Butler
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I’m sure we’ve all done a lot for a person who didn’t appreciate us at one time or another. They were negative when you wanted to be positive. They blocked you out when you tried to let them in. You made yourself available, and yet, that wasn’t enough. They wanted more and more from you. Why would they mistreat you?

The trouble with trying to find a reason is that sometimes it’s just not about you. Maybe they’re hurt, insecure, and battling with issues that don’t have anything to do with you. If you’ve found yourself dealing with the following people, distance yourself and build yourself up instead of staying around people who try to bring you down.

Things That Feel Like Your Fault But Really Aren’t

July 22nd, 2016 - By Meg Butler
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Taking personal responsibility for your actions is a good sign that you have both of your feet firmly planted in adulthood. And along the path of life, there are plenty of moments that we can all admittedly put in the “My bad, I’ll do better” column.

But there is such a thing as taking responsibility for too much. Feeling in control of your life can make it tempting to feel like you can fix everything. But no matter how personally powerful you feel that you are, not everything is your responsibility — or your fault.

When these things happen, it’s more than OK to pass the buck. There may be no one to blame. And if there is, that person certainly isn’t you. So feel free to take the following opportunities to relax and let someone else take the wheel.

Life Lessons We All Had To Learn The Hard Way

June 23rd, 2016 - By Meg Butler
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What’s the piece of advice you regret not listening to the most? Did it pertain to the boy your mother warned you about? Or the gut feeling you had but ignored about that so-called friend?

Whatever it is, you shouldn’t waste too much time feeling bad about it. There are some life lessons that we all have to learn the hard way. Until you’ve been through some struggles, it’s hard to believe how difficult they truly are. Thankfully, everything in life is a learning experience. And doing better is all about knowing better.

What are the lessons you learned along the way that you wish you would’ve known earlier? Add them in the comment section and we’ll cut down on some of the lumps and bumps of one of life’s toughest teaching methods.

Things To Stop Caring About When You’re A Grown Woman

June 10th, 2016 - By Meg Butler
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The best thing about becoming a grown woman? Handling your business like a grown woman. We all reach a certain age when it’s time to say goodbye to certain baggage. And when that time comes, it’s time to wave a hard goodbye to the things that used to bother us in the past. Gossiping girl clicks? Fashion faux pas? Those things are so high school — or they should be.

Once you stop wasting your energy on these worries, life gets a whole lot brighter. So whether you’ve shaken these loads off or you’re still in the process, these are things we should all work to let go. When we do it’s going to free up a lot of the time to handle grown woman business without the immature nonsense.

Are You In The Right Profession? Signs That You’re Actually The Creative Type

May 24th, 2016 - By Meg Butler
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We are all likely to fall into a rut when we feel that our 9-to-5 jobs aren’t particularly fulfilling. But for the creative types, the unhappiness that comes with having to report to an office every morning can be overwhelming. Some of us are well-suited for the everyday business-like atmosphere, the afternoon meetings, and being a contributing member of a team. However, climbing the corporate ladder just isn’t for everyone.

If you’ve always had a feeling that you belong somewhere other than behind a desk, you could be working with more than just a feeling. Certain people are simply creative types. And for creative people, that novel, clothing line, photography or marketing idea isn’t just a pipe dream. The key to a happy professional life could be in embracing what your real interests are and going after them.

If you’re looking for a sign that it’s time to flex your artistic muscles full time, these might be just the hints you need.

Things You Can Stop Fretting About And Start Changing Right Now

April 27th, 2016 - By Meg Butler
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Worry is one of our least productive emotions. Not only does it make you feel terrible (and give you worry lines), it doesn’t help you solve your problems. In fact, it can make them seem even bigger than they actually are. Unfortunately, for most of us, worrying and complaining is natural: The day is not long enough, we’re stressed out, and our to-do list just keeps getting longer.

So how do you give yourself some space to relax? Sometimes it’s as easy as turning all of that worry and negative energy into action. Simply switching your focus to a creative and positive head space to solve the problem when you have something bad to say about it can change your outlook — and the things about your life that are getting on your last nerve.

From problematic boyfriends to salaries that seem too low, here are all of the struggles we can shake off and stop complaining about right now.

Everything You Have To Give Up To Move Forward

April 14th, 2016 - By Meg Butler
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Sometimes when you’re stuck in a rut, it seems like no matter what you do you just keep spinning your wheels. Lord knows you want to move on. And you’ve talked about it, tried it, but another year has gone by, and your goals seem like they’re just as far away as ever.

The trouble could be that even though you’re pushing forward, parts of your life are holding you back. If you want to really move on and live the life you’ve dreamed of, you have to let go of a few anchors first. From toxic friends to self-doubt, there are some weights that are too heavy to move forward with.

We don’t always know about all of the luggage we’re carrying. But once you spot it, you’ll be surprised at how quickly you can move forward when you get rid of it. Life can be a struggle, but sometimes it’s as easy as opening up your fingers and letting go.

No Excuses: 15 Fitness Apps To Help You Get Your Health On Track

August 18th, 2015 - By Desiree Bowie
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15 Apps To get your health on track

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Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can be tricky. With work, family, and social lives to juggle, healthy eating and exercise can end up on the back burner. Technology is making it easier than ever to keep your body on fleek. Check out these 15 apps that will help you get your health back on track.

Nothing Lasts Forever: Things You Shouldn’t Take For Granted

June 24th, 2015 - By Tanvier Peart
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As cliché as it might sound, you really need to count your blessings. Far too many people focus on everything bad that happens in their lives instead of the good. Here’s a little secret: nothing is guaranteed. You can be here today and gone tomorrow.

The time has come to get back to the basics when it comes to having a grateful heart. Here are some things you shouldn’t take for granted.