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What Happens When You Believe In Beautiful Things

  I remember the first thing that ever made me feel independent and beautiful, and that was a piece of furniture: a pale yellow writing desk from the 1940’s.   It was pushed out on the street next to bags of trash and lawn clippings. I was eighteen years old and trying to furnish my

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11 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started My Business

  “A lot of people like to fool you and say that you’re not smart if you never went to college, but common sense rules over everything. That’s what I learned from selling crack.” -Snoop Dogg   My name is Stephanie St.Claire, and I am an unfunded entrepreneur. I’ve been in business for 7 years,

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You Have the Right to Be Happy

I’m writing this for anyone who has been feeling down in the dumps and feels paralyzed to break free from it. For the one who keeps piling work on herself, listening to the same coworkers spew their drama at the office, and who feels unable to look away from the political hatred soaking social media

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A Current List of 10 Favorite Books

Who’s ready to curl up with a good book and call off work for a mental health day? Well, that last part may not be possible but, if you’re fantasizing about sprawling out on the couch with a few good reads this weekend, here are my top ten suggestions.   The Tools by Phil Stutz

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The Bad Ass Broad

  Sometimes life requires you to be a bad ass broad. As in, take a look at the craziness surrounding you, pull that shit together, and HANDLE IT.   Who is the Bad Ass Broad?   She doesn’t tolerate drama, whether it’s her own or another’s. She lives in the real world, so there is

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20 Truths About Love + Relationships

  The vagaries of love and despair keep our lives in high drama, don’t they? If we could just figure out how to crack the code on healthy, peaceful coupling, we’d have it made. Many times, my clients come to me in the midst of a tangled, painful relationship gone septic, or they are in

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Executing a Power Move

  In my previous post where I described how I dug myself out of a horribly scary 9-month unemployment streak, I mentioned executing a “power move.”   A power move is used in a situation where you’re out of options. The power move has you doing something that seems crazy, but helps you bypass “improving” and takes

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How I’ve Grow Close to God Without Going to Church

Like many of you, my spiritual journey has been a patchwork of experiences with God, the church, my upbringing, personal self-study, and friendship with other souls on the path. I have spent most of my life in church and have gotten a lot out of it. Going to church served my spiritual growth and I

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3 Decisions That Saved Me in New York

Some time ago, I had to dig myself out of a horribly scary 9-month unemployment streak. On a spring evening in 2009, I flew into New York City for the prospect of a job. I had 2 suitcases, a twenty dollar bill, some credit cards, and a high school diploma. I didn’t know a soul,

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15 Epic Changes I’m Making to Kick Up My Game

  Last year I returned home from a trip to New York (where I had been “desk-free” for 21 days) and I realized I MUST make some lifestyle changes in order to rescue my declining, work-induced quality of life.   While I was in NY, I noticed two things: how much more alive (and I

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What’s On My Bookshelf?

    This is my current collection of books. I was able to donate 2/3 of my library last year when I moved to New York and the ones that remain are my favorites. Take a look!   PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed How to Be A Person in the World by

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Beware of Men Who Use You for Hits of Connection

  Men who start and stop communication with you are confused about what they want. Do not spend your time wondering why they are doing it or what you can do to change it.   • I’m writing this post with a lot of love for women who are losing their sane, NORMAL expectations about

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