Like all authors seeking validation by gaining acceptance to an exclusive publishing house, I submitted "Unlikely Venture" in hopes of scoring a lucrative contract and promises of making the bestseller lists. Fortunately, like a Band-Aid being yanked from a wound, three out of the three I submitted to rejected it right away, for a variety of reasons that were kind of evasive and basically not very constructive. Part of this was my error, as I submitted to the wrong imprints with the…Continue
Added by Kristen Luciani on September 20, 2014 at 5:22pm — No Comments
That moment you realize that everything is going right, all that you need or want is coming into your life right when its suppose to be. Some call this luck, coincidence, or just plan chance, but I call this synchronicity or being in the vortex. This whole week I have been focusing my attention on what I do want. Everything you can imagine has gone wrong and I just didn't let it phase me. I just allowed the Universe to do what it must in order for me to get what I need. I have been reading…Continue
Added by Victoria Sconion on September 2, 2014 at 10:25am — No Comments
Do you keep trying and trying to lose weight and the pounds just won’t vanish? Well, you’re not alone. According to the Boston Medical Center, there are 45 million other individuals just like you spending $33 billion on products promising to help.
Added by Cynthia ~ The Girlz Korner on May 6, 2014 at 12:21pm — No Comments
So much hope and time can be put into the New Year and resolutions, but what happens when it's January 3rd and you already have forgotten to do whatever you set off to do...Do you wait until next January- 362 days from now.
I'm over at Mamalode talking about starting again and how resolutions have shifted for me over the years. I'd love for you to join me there!…Continue
Added by Kelly on January 3, 2014 at 6:55am — No Comments
I recently traveled through Costa Rica, a small Central American country where peace of mind is a natural commodity. Visiting felt like a breath of fresh air with the slow pace of living and ecological mindfulness. The country has no need for a military presence and family life is a top priority.
High unemployment in the US continues to contribute to the economic downturn. And multi-generational households increase…Continue
Added by Sandwiched Boomers on December 22, 2013 at 6:41pm — No Comments
You may hear me talking about ways to achieve anything you want in your life. This post can help you write an effective action plan for your business, personal life, and even a hobby!
But first you must know what it is you want. Now don't get overwhelmed, you can just focus on 3 elements: Mind, Body, and Soul and then add on more elements like relationships, finances, etc to figure out what you want. This process doesn't have to happen overnight and as you evolve and…Continue
Added by Victoria Sconion on December 12, 2013 at 11:05am — No Comments
The biggest challenge and struggle in my life right now is not letting my work mess with my head.
I am working full time and although the job in itself would not be that bad, the environment and people make it the wickedest experience. Quite often I ask myself it this all worth it?
Life has evolved in such a way that it’s become a chore. Is the purpose really to spend our life laboring away, (contributing to) producing a surplus of products/services…Continue
Added by Ana Horga on November 7, 2013 at 12:52am — No Comments
Exercising regularly was definitely high up on my list of goals when I got divorced. It was yet another way to get myself out of rock bottom. Before Hana was born, I went to the gym 4 or 5 days a…Continue
Added by Eva Cornejo on May 7, 2013 at 12:24pm — No Comments
Budgeting and finances are things that everyone should be thinking about, but it is especially hard for single moms. After Successful Single Moms Need Help Too, I knew I needed to find a way to help myself. I carried away some hefty…Continue
Added by Eva Cornejo on May 7, 2013 at 12:20pm — No Comments
It doesn't feel like it’s been almost 4 years since I was divorced, but I do feel like I've come a long way. Working on remodeling my interior during my transition was outrageously more difficult than Eva 2.0—The Exterior.…Continue
Added by Eva Cornejo on April 10, 2013 at 12:10pm — No Comments
Last Friday, March 8th, was International Women's Day. The Texas Diversity Council sponsored a symposium dedicated to this day.There were a panel of 7 inspiring women all from different walks of life. All of them delivering a very powerful message - We can make a difference even in high heels!
As women, we face a…Continue
Added by Jessica Dy on March 10, 2013 at 10:48pm — No Comments
Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.
Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go
Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow.
A poem by the great Langston Hughes.…
Added by Kasheia Williams on June 20, 2012 at 9:46am — No Comments
Smart women understand that setting clear goals create a road map to follow and drastically increase chances of success in business. Regardless to where you are in your business cycle, the success of it is dependent on long and short term goals you’ve set and how a roadmap to getting there. What goals have you set for your business? Better yet, what actions have you…Continue
Added by Sylvia Browder on June 15, 2012 at 5:00am — No Comments
This recent article on Babble Mom Crunch was most refreshing — and provided a jolly good laugh — for a work-at-home blogging mom like me. Why refreshing? Well, it’s been a beautiful albeit hard-to-define line of work! A lot of people ask me what I do for a living. Somehow, it’s been tricky to define what I do exactly, especially since a lot of people…Continue
Added by martinecdeluna on March 30, 2012 at 5:32am — No Comments
By Kristin Fast, Lifestyle Editor and In-House Wit-Cracker
It’s January 25, do you know where your resolution is?
Mine is happening right now as my little fingers fly (poke) over the keyboard of my hand-me-down laptop; Resolution 2012, more writing.
Only took 25 days to get crackin’.
Do you know that almost half of all Americans make a New Year’s Resolution…Continue
Added by Audreyvp on January 25, 2012 at 6:39pm — No Comments
What’s a work-at-home mom got to look forward to in the new year? Isn’t life the same as last week (which was, incidentally, last year, too): We’re at home, working from the dining table (for some, in their pajamas)?
Well, if you’re a more-often-than-not-optimist like me, you’ll ring in the new year…Continue
Added by martinecdeluna on January 6, 2012 at 9:50pm — No Comments
Liesel Soley, a graduate of the Juilliard School of Music and Fulbright scholar in Paris, France, is a professional violinist. Soley has…
Added by Mayra Calvani on August 22, 2011 at 10:18am — No Comments
Last week I called the instructor at the local Ropes Course. We were set to attend with our homeschool group in a few days, and I realized that although it may be interesting to watch the older kids climb, zip and whirl, it'd be more fun if my two oldest could participate fully.
The answer I got: The harnesses can be fit on very young children. It's more about their personal will and interest.
So, we woke early a few days later, tossed our picnic in the car, and drove as…
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Added by Heather Jones on August 8, 2011 at 10:46am — No Comments
So, I took a training on time management last Friday, and I am just now getting to post about it. The training itself was enjoyable, and I'll tell you some of what I learned- but first - can someone please explain to me how I'm supposed to manage time that doesn't exist?
Maybe that's a bit dramatic, but it's really how I feel this week. Too many things on my plate, all of which seem pretty important. It stresses me out and makes me feel more disorganized than I already am.…
Added by lindsay bozek on August 2, 2011 at 10:20pm — No Comments