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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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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 … [Continue...]

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Five Ways to Learn from Others

Learning is growing, and not just because Sesame Street told us so. I'm going to go out on a limb and say that to be successful human beings on this here planet we need to be constantly looking for ways that we can expand our mind and learn new things. Sometimes, though, folks claim they would love … [Continue...]

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Want to Join the Hope Runs Launch Team?

My new book, Hope Runs, is coming out next month, and I'm so excited. We've set up a whole micro website of information and resources about the book that you can check out here. The book, as I've said, is not the book many folks expected me to write. It's not a business, productivity, or technology … [Continue...]

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When It’s Time to Cut Back on a Goal

Goal-setting is a tricky business, and one I love discussing the ins and outs of setting smart goals and reaching them regularly. One of the most mistaken ideas out there in goal-setting is that you always need to be increasing your goals. This is a mind trap I've fallen into many times - … [Continue...]

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Four Ways to Get the Most Out of Attending a Conference

We're entering conference season again, and although I won't be participating much this year as I'm nearing the no-fly zone in my pregnancy, I've been thinking a lot about all the droves of folks who will be attending conferences in the next few months. Whether you're a newbie looking to maximize … [Continue...]

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How to Self-Publish a Book in 12 Steps

This is the second part of a two-part guest post series by Mary DeMuth (also see part 1, "How to Turn a Blog Post Into a Book"). Mary has a new book out called Not Marked, which was written thanks to two blog posts she wrote that went viral. I love learning about successful self-publishing, and … [Continue...]

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Where Should You Store Your Photos?

In my grand tradition of being late to new technology, I finally got a new iPhone last month. It's brand-spanking new and I'm all up to date. I can put my thumb on a little button and it recognizes my DNA and logs me in without a password! Or something like that. The only wee problem? The … [Continue...]

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How to Turn a Blog Post into a Book

This is part 1 of a two-part guest post series by Mary DeMuth, a gal I first stumbled upon several years ago thanks to her great blog. Mary has a new book out called Not Marked, which was written thanks to two blog posts she wrote that went viral. I love hearing stories about successful … [Continue...]

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How to Measure Productivity

I've been thinking a lot about productivity of late, especially after recently having one of the most productive days I've had in a long time. Although I love everything related to productivity: from understanding how to really rock it, to making small tweaks that yield big results, to learning how … [Continue...]