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Moving Beyond Your “Now What” Season

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Let’s just talk… a different kind of article. For the first time ever, I am positive that I have something in common with all my readers—a global pandemic. Forevermore, I believe we will probably refer to life as before, during, or after the pandemic. In fact, at this point we may even wonder if there…

Comfort Zone

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March 2020… we went to sleep one night and woke up to a global pandemic the next morning. What? A pandemic? A Star Wars fan, I’m tempted to add the words, A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. But, that is not true, is it? It wasn’t far away. It was right in the…

Doubting Yet Still Craving Change?

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I believe that walking through life presents itself with obstacles—some “happen” to us and other obstacles we set up (unknowingly) for ourselves. And when we receive the “grace of God” to forgive ourselves for being less than perfect, our faith begins a journey of its own. Our faith must grow spiritually and develop just as…

Why We Need Women in Tech

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While the conversation about women in tech is by no means new, it is still an important topic because relatively little progress has been made. Women still only hold 20 percent of the jobs in the tech sector, which is a staggering statistic considering the fact that women are graduating with STEM degrees in record…

Six Tips for Office Workers to Have a Healthier Day

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Working at a desk means staying out of the frigid winter elements—at least for the most part. But that doesn’t mean office work doesn’t come with its share of health risks. The detrimental health effects of sitting at a desk all day encompass the biggest risk, but that daily donut or sugary latte and dry…

Warning, Possible Side Effects

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I am both challenged and encouraged about the dreams—the goals God has placed in my life! What about you? What are you most excited about? I’m full of questions for you! Here’s a good one: Do you want to know the secret to living a longer healthier life? I have the answer! Live! Live life…

5 Things You Need for a Better Life as a Freelancer

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Living as a freelancer is a dream for many, but it is a dream that may not suit everyone. While life as a freelancer may seem relaxing and fun from the outside, there are plenty of challenges to overcome along the way. You are basically in charge of your entire professional life, and every decision…

Turn Your Love Affair with Beauty into a Career

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There should be no shame in admitting your passion for beauty. What is pleasing to the eye is exactly that, a pleasure, and no one should feel deny themselves their pleasures. Working in the beautification industry gives you an opportunity to express your artistic talents and create a business for yourself while doing it. Having…