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When to Let Go

    I’ve found that some of the happiest seasons of my life came after moments of clarity where I decided to let some things go. Letting go can be hard because, usually, we’re in an upsetting situation that’s forcing us to take a look at how life is going. We can’t yet see the

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How to Read One Book a Week

    I love reading books and devour about 1-2 a week. I’ve been a self-studied, voracious learner my whole life and consider each author a mentor. I read about 60-70 books a year (I wrote about my 10 favorite books here) and want to share how I do it with you because I’m convinced

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How to Clean Up Your Instagram Feed

    Hey friends. How’s everyone doing? Today I want to share a tip for taking your peace back on social media: Clean your Instagram follow list. Over the past 3 days, I’ve been doing a little clean-up. Many of us have migrated over to IG because Facebook was driving us to drink gin straight

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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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Be Your Own Happiness Advocate

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 Difficult Truths About Love + Relationships

  Many times, my clients come to me in the midst of a tangled, painful relationship gone septic, or they are in heartbreak hell and trying to conduct a postmortem on the relationship.   I have a naturally optimistic view of love, relationships, and the abundant opportunities that are available for all of us to

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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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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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