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Great Meditation Apps to Help You Be More Mindful

I'm a mindfulness junkie. And by junkie I mean that because I'm not a naturally mindful person, I surround myself with mindfulness-related things (books, blogs, conferences, apps) in order to encourage myself in a direction I'm not otherwise inclined to lean. If you've ever wanted to be more mindful, I'm likely not going out on a limb when I say that it's likely also a struggle for you in your daily life. Indeed, despite our best efforts … [Continue Reading...]

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Great Meditation Apps to Help You Be More Mindful

I'm a mindfulness junkie. And by junkie I mean that because I'm not a naturally mindful person, I surround myself with mindfulness-related things (books, blogs, conferences, apps) in order to encourage myself in a direction I'm not otherwise inclined to lean. If you've ever wanted to be more mindful, I'm likely not going out on a limb when I say that it's likely also a struggle for you in your daily life. Indeed, despite our best efforts … [Continue Reading...]

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Do You Have a Confident Heart?

I'm a huge fan of devotionals, and throughout the course of each year I work through a few different ones during my morning routine -- which I call my PRESENT time. (See here for a full outline of what I do each morning.) So when I heard that bestselling author Renee Swope had released a new devotional to accompany her book, A Confident Heart, I was thrilled. After connecting with Renee through a friend last year and first hearing her story, I … [Continue Reading...]

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5 Secrets to Becoming a Success

Until tomorrow, get all 10 of my ebooks for just $13. Woot! This is a guest post by Emily Wierenga. Emily gave me an early copy of her memoir, Atlas Girl, and I loved it! She's giving away 2 copies -- just leave a comment on this post to enter;)  I’ve always wanted to be famous. We were walking home from college one day, my boyfriend and I, the sun on our faces, the wind at our backs. Trent was asking me what I wanted to become … [Continue Reading...]

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How to Thrive in a Busy World

My pal Jeff has just reopened his wildly popular online writing and platform building class for a few days. If you're interested in learning more about it, see the recording of our free online workshop. When you do, you'll also get a copy of Jeff's book;) When Arianna Huffington set up … [Continue...]

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Ten Things Not to Do On Twitter

My pal Jeff has just reopened his wildly popular online writing and platform building class for a few days. If you're interested in learning more about it, see the recording of our free online workshop. When you do, you'll also get a copy of Jeff's book;) My friends Tripp and Tyler are funny with … [Continue...]

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How to Find Your Voice: A Free Online Workshop, and a Free Book

On Friday I'm hosting a free online workshop with my pal, Jeff Goins. Jeff has one of the most popular writing blogs on the interwebs, and he's passionate about helping people develop their voice through his program, TribeWriters, which opens up a few times a year. The workshop on Friday will be … [Continue...]

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The Killer $5 Magazine Sale

It's Saturday, and I'm typing as a small baby sleeps.   Last week I confessed to be an even greater content consumer than I've already known myself to be when I told you that aside from reading 200 books a year I also subscribe to 13 magazines. Shortly after posting, my father reminded me … [Continue...]

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The 13 Magazines I Subscribe to (and, a $5 Magazine Sale)

I'm a huge content consumer. Not only do I read 200 books a year, but I also subscribe to a whole slew of magazines. No, I don't read all my magazines cover to cover, but yes, I do read most articles. In the same way that I find great value in reading blogs and online articles, I also find great … [Continue...]

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Win a Copy of My New Book!

As I shouted yesterday, Hope Runs: An American Tourist, A Kenyan Boy, A Story of Redemption, is here! If you order the book this week you'll get $150 in freebies and be entered to win $1,000 in prizes. Check out the details here. But if you want to win a copy (I'm giving away five), do one or more … [Continue...]

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My New Book is Here: Order Hope Runs this Week for $150 in Bonuses & $1,000 in Prizes!

My new book, Hope Runs: An American Tourist, A Kenyan Boy, A Story of Redemption, is here! And if you order this week you'll get not only $150 in freebies, but you'll also be entered to win over $1,000 in prizes. (Just keep reading...) The book, as I've said, is not the book many folks … [Continue...]

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Get Great Free Ebooks with BookBub

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: I'm a book junkie. I read 200 books a year, and not because someone is holding a gun to my head;) As a result, I'm constantly on the lookout for ways to get free books. A few of my favorite stand-bys: Sign up for Kindle Daily Deals, an email … [Continue...]

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Why Science Says Humor is Important to Every Relationship

This is a guest post by Joel Warner, the co-author with Peter McGraw of the brand new book called The Humor Code: A Global Search for What Makes Things Funny. I had the great chance to review a copy of the book in the fall, and fell in love with it. A quick summary? Part road-trip comedy and … [Continue...]