How To Plan A Happy Weekend

how to have a happy weekend

Have you ever looked at your schedule for the upcoming weekend and cringed? 

Two days off of work, and it’s crammed with chores, spillover from work, family duties, and activities that fill you with a sense of dread?

You have organized what you need to do, but is it what you want to do?

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4 Personal Decisions For Lasting Change

Change Your Life

Once upon a time, I was one of those people who thought I could ruminate or think my way out of a problem or toward a change in life.

I spent a lot of time in my head considering what I did and didn’t want for my life and how I wanted to make positive change. I journaled my thoughts and dreams. I read dozens of self-help, healthy living, and spiritual growth books.

And I sincerely hoped everything I absorbed by thinking and reading would somehow change my life for the better.

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Feeling Stressed Out? 10 Ways To Relieve Stress

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You check the balance in your bank account and see you don’t have enough to cover this month’s bills.

Your boss hands you yet another project to complete by the end of the week, on top of the stack already piled on your desk.

Your spouse has just announced he’s going out-of-town and all three kids are sick.

You are late for a doctor’s appointment for those concerning symptoms, and traffic is bumper to bumper.

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Why Introverts Might Rule The World

“In a gentle way, you can shake the world.” ~Mahatma Gandhi

Just over a year ago, I heard author Susan Cain speak at the World Domination Summit in Portland, Oregon.

She had recently published her book, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, and was discussing how introverts operate in a world that favors extroversion and why the internally-driven should be more highly-valued in society and the workplace.

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20 Ways To Overcome Life Challenges

Have you ever experienced difficult times in your life — those times when you felt lost and had no idea how to keep moving forward?

Perhaps it was in a relationship or a business or maybe even a life and death situation.

How would you like to develop grit and resilience that could help you in overcoming challenges with anything that comes your way?

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3 Reasons Why I Failed And How You Don’t Have To

For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to do GREAT THINGS.

Because of that, I have had a lifelong passion for the study of personal transformation.  For decades now, I have practiced a daily program of personal discipline and loving service.

And yet, when it came to implementing my own Big Dream, I was a complete failure.  I would start working toward my dream.  Something would happen and I would stop for a while, promising myself to get back to it.

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The Zen Of Losing Control

“Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go.” ~Hermann Hesse

Over the past few months, something bad has been happening here at Live Bold and Bloom.

Some kind of virus infected my site. (Don’t worry. All is well now.) A message in Portuguese would pop up when you’d click on a post directing you to a nasty download, and it wouldn’t allow you to read the post or navigate away.

It was just annoying at first, as it happened occasionally and required a quick fix from my tech support person. But then it started happening more and more regularly.

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Do People Accuse You Of Being Highly Sensitive?

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“Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.” ~Edgar Allen Poe

As long as I can remember, my hyper-sensitivity has been a running theme in my life.

When I was a child, I could easily pick up on the subtle undercurrents going on in my house. When the mood shifted from normal to tense, I was quick to notice it and quick to try to set things right. My mom called me “the little peacemaker.”

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