Love is not disposable

Love is not disposable. That’s been a hard lesson for me to learn. Communication within a relationship is hard enough to navigate, but if you haven’t had healthy or stable examples of what a positive one should look like, then it’s even more difficult.  For some of us, when a partner hurts us or we…

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10 Ways My Free Masterclass Will Help You

Giving up sugar over 500 days ago (!) and conquering my morning routine CHANGED MY LIFE. When I get up early and do a spin class before work, make my smoothie, and pack my lunch, I feel patient, calm, peaceful, confident, flirtatious, euphoric, full of ideas and positive thoughts, and HAPPY. When was the last…

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How Your Morning Impacts Your Self-Esteem

So many motivational speakers, authors, and podcasts talk about the importance of your morning routine. I obviously agree about the importance because I created an online course to help others create and conquer their morning routine. But when you hear most talk about morning rituals, they gloss over it in superficial ways. The books I’ve…

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The biggest complaint about morning routines

The biggest complaint I hear about morning routines is this: “I can’t make myself get up that early.” Is this resonating? Please, please, please, friend, you need to know that I understand. I am a high school counselor and recently had two weeks off over the holiday. I immediately regressed to staying up until 2:00 am to…

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4 Myths about morning routines

When I started the “Follow Your Spark” blog last year, my mission was to write about topics that help women overcome their insecurities so that they can pursue their goals. It still is, but along the way, I continued to follow my own spark. Part of that journey led me to finally! finally! finally! stick to a morning routine…

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What is Your Morning Routine Personality?

You’ve probably heard from motivational speakers that your morning routine is extremely important and that many ultra-successful millionaires wake up at 5:00 every morning to exercise and take time for themselves before their day official starts. When you hear this you might have mixed emotions: You might roll your eyes, sigh, or think any combo…

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10 Reasons Why You Need A Better Morning Routine

You’ve probably heard a million times – How you start your day is how you live your life! You need a morning routine! Own your morning, own your day! What do those sayings even mean? Don’t we literally all already have morning routines?   Yes, we do. We are creatures of habit: We likely shower our bodies in…

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Formidable Female Manifesto 12.31.19

I see you. Perhaps you are in the dreaded “middle-age” zone and are 35 or older. Maybe you have children, a significant other, or an established career. Your life is set. You no longer think of yourself too much outside of those parameters. Some of your underwear probably has holes, and you likely only have…

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How to Navigate Family Drama during the Holidays

I’m writing this article “How to navigate family drama during the holidays” because well, we all have it. I’m not going to pretend that Uncle Al doesn’t drive you nuts with his fragrant belching or that you enjoy Grandma Mary questioning your parenting decisions. Friend, the holidays can be merry and bright, but they can also be gray-hair…

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Why people break New Year’s Resolutions and how to conquer them

Every year millions of people make New Year’s Resolutions, but typically, we abandon them by the third week of the year. Why? If we take the time to claim our goals and maybe even put forth a plan, why don’t we follow-through with them until completion? Sometimes the plans we make are too lofty from…

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