Paralyzed By Your To-Do List? A Quick Guide to Prioritizing

“Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.” ~Lin Yu Tang

Do you have so many tasks, projects or interests that you are paralyzed by confusion and indecision?

Are there so many things that you love to do, want to do, or have to do — that you don't know where to start first?

If you are like me, your inclination is to do what is easiest or most fun. But then a nagging feeling lurks around me about the chores that need my attention, and it undermines the pleasure of the task at hand.

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How To Design Your Own Life of Adventure

“The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own.  No apologies or excuses.  No one to lean on, rely on, or blame.  The gift is yours – it is an amazing journey – and you alone are responsible for the quality of it.  This is the day your life really begins.” – Bob Moawad

This is a guest post by Jasmine Stephenson of An Apple a Day.

My name is Jasmine. I graduated from the University of South Florida at the age of 21 with a bachelor's degree in psychology.

While going to school full time, I participated in extracurricular activities and worked full time at a law firm. After receiving my diploma, I moved to Arizona.

I found a great job at another law firm. I had my own apartment, and a dog.

Sounds pretty normal, right?

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Lost Your Mojo? 10 Ways to Get Your Groove Back

Remember how it felt on your best days when you were twenty-five?

The world was your oyster.

You were full of energy.

You didn't have too many responsibilities.

You were probably turning a few heads and tripping the light fantastic. Your mojo cup was full to the brim.

How's that cup looking now? Are you down to the dregs? You don't have to be old to feel the effects of mojo depletion.

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4 Essential Ways to Build Self-Esteem


“Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.” ~Golda Meir

This is a guest post by Joe Wilner.

When you look at yourself in the mirror, how do you feel? What are the thoughts you have, and what do you say to yourself?

No matter the answer to these questions, everyone has the potential for healthy self-esteem. It’s within all of us, we just need to cultivate it, and understand the many factors that influence its growth.

There are some things that can be changed in life, and other things that cannot. One thing that can be changed, or at least improved, is our skill set.

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Your Answers Will Change Everything

“I am a little pencil in the hand of God who is writing a love letter to the world.” ~Mother Teresa

That quote from Mother Teresa jumped off the computer screen from a page of quotes and landed right here on my blog post.

She is expressing exactly what I'd like to be for my readers, for you — a little pencil offering something worthwhile and inspired to make your life measurably better. Although I guess in my case, I'd be a little keyboard.

My post today is a request. It is a request for you to help me in my work to help you.

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A Simple Guide to Making New Friends

Our old friends are like comfortable blue jeans. They are worn in, reliable, non-binding, cozy, patched in places, but still a perfect fit. We've had them so long, they are like second skin.

Old friendships are worth tending, nurturing and growing because these are the people who love us and see the best in us in spite of our flaws.

Over the course of a lifetime, you may have a handful of really deep and intimate friendships.

Sometimes these few friendships are enough. They are so comfortable that the idea of making new friends seems unnecessary — and even a little intimidating. But what happens if you move to a new city you?

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5 Things the Spanish Can Teach Us About Living Well and Having Fun

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” ~Marcel Proust

If you have ever traveled out of the country, think for a moment about what you brought back with you — other than souvenirs or a stomach bug.

What did you learn about yourself and the world by leaving the comforts of home?

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5 Rules for Relationship Peace

This is a guest post by Hugh DeBurgh

Dear Friend,

It was an ugly scene.

She had just thrown something at the wall.  I could tell from the sound that it did some damage.  For a second I imagined that sound being my head.  And I wondered how we had gotten to this point.

It was a stupid argument.  I don't even remember what started it.  And I had no idea how to end it.

Sound familiar?

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