Learning to Forgive Yourself

In life, we make mistakes. We say things we wish to take back, we make the wrong moves, sometimes though we can just be so darn hard on ourselves. We can be cruel and diminish our own self-worth. The truth is that we can't move forward from our mistakes until we forgive ourselves first. We must let go and forgive ourselves. But how? How do you actually do that? It's pretty easy to sit there and...

5 Ways to Find Your True Passion

Looking back, I remember the days of pulling into the parking lots of places I worked and dreading the entire day. I hated my outfit, I hated the weather, hated environment I was about to have to be in. I wanted nothing more than to be at home or just anywhere else but the awful place of where ever it was I was working. My goal has always been to have independence. I never worked well with...

7 Traits of a Great Leader

1. Communication One of the most valuable traits a great leader has is solid communication skills. Communication is the key ingredient in building a firm foundation for the people who rely on you. It helps build trust, and leaves little room for anyone to be misinformed, misguided, or misinterpreted. 2. Honesty Great leaders are honest in their word, and in their work. They follow through on...

How to Deal With Jealous People

Someone who is jealous of you is not going to come out and admit that they are jealous of your achievements, or the attention you are getting. Instead, they will come at you with their finger pointing in your face, and tell you that don't deserve any of the praise or success, and they are better than you. Of course this is not actually the truth, because everyone gets what they deserve. Hard work...

Good Things Come to Those Who Work Hard

Anyone can tell you the simple truth that being lazy will get you nowhere in this world, but they might not tell you exactly how you can go about being more productive.  I've put together some fairly simple ideas that anyone can go by in order to be more productive in the work place (or anywhere for that matter). If you want to be successful, and you want to excel in any profession, you have to...

The Perfect Guide to Home Hunting

Finding the perfect home isn't always easy, but with a little help you may be surprised what you find around the corner... or across the world.  With the help of a dear friend of mine, Staci Price, I've put together a comprehensive list of the most important things you need to look out for, and do during your home-hunting-mission. Sometimes we are on a time crunch to find a place to live, but...

The Many Benefits of Essential Oils

Over the past couple years my mom and I have become major supporters of essential oils and believers in the many benefits that accompany them. Some of my personal favorites are lavender, tea tree, lemon grass, peppermint and frankincense oils. First of all, they all smell amazing. Okay well tea tree oil smells a little like gasoline and frankincense is a pretty interesting scent, but I love them!...

Caution: Toxic Humans Ahead

There is no doubt about it, being around toxic people can be draining, and become rather uncomfortable for anyone. If you find yourself spending time with a friend, or a loved one who literally sucks the energy right out of you it's time to put a little distance between that person, or that situation, immediately. It's troublesome for most of us, because we may think a person is good for us, or...