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10 Ways to Simplify Your Life

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“The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.” – Hans Hofmann

Do you ever feel like there are not enough hours in the day? You work hard, shop hard and play even harder with the kids. You have a full work schedule and it covers everything from late-night board meetings to early-morning soccer practice and face-painting workshops.

No matter how hard you try, your family planner is still creaking at the seams. And when you finally do get some alone time with your spouse, you have about enough energy to cuddle while falling asleep in front of the must-see drama.

When you’ve hit this wall, it’s time to welcome some needed simplicity. Continue Reading This Post »

Sunday Inspiration #50

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Today’s Sunday Inspiration: One of the simplest ways to stay happy is to let go of all of the things that make you sad.

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About Alex Blackwell
Alex Blackwell is a father, husband and writer.

8 Ways to Ruin a Healthy Relationship

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“Assumptions are the termites of relationships.” – Henry Winkler

Relationships aren’t easy. The good news however is that humans have been messing them up for thousands of years now. And as a result, there’s no shortage of advice on the subject.

When it comes to a relationship, it’s not always what you do but what you don’t do that counts. Here are eight examples of what not to do if you want to have a healthy relationship.

1. Expecting Perfection

Unless you’re perfect, which you’re not, expecting perfection from either your partner or your relationship is always going to end in tears.

Humans are inherently flawed. And when two of them become intimately involved, such flaws automatically enter the relationship.

There’s nothing wrong with wanting the best in life. But it’s important to be realistic. And expecting perfect partners or perfect relationships is the opposite of being realistic. Continue Reading This Post »

An Inspirational Guide to Weight Loss

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“Eating crappy food isn’t a reward — it’s a punishment.” – Drew Carey

You don’t need to be a doctor, fitness guru or weight loss expert to realize when it’s time to shed a few pounds. It just takes the awareness that your personal health isn’t where you want it to be. Being committed to losing weight also takes the willingness to fight the battle of the bulge while discovering what your body needs and what it doesn’t need to lose weight.

Along the way, and with the help from your doctor, you learn the foods to avoid, the exercise to embrace and the inspiration it takes to stay committed to a healthy diet. But no matter what your weight loss goals happen to be, you have to be determined – and you have to be inspired – to achieve it.

Let this guide encourage you to feel vibrant, happy and inspired to begin losing weight today so you can enjoy life again! Continue Reading This Post »

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