How to Make a Fresh Start and Build the Life You Deserve []

Fresh Start You Deserve

Some fresh starts come in the shape of big, bold moves to new cities. Others are as simple as golden streams of morning light. Truthfully, every hour the clock ticks by is a fresh start because fresh starts are always a choice. We can pair today’s outfit with a saddlebag full of past mistakes or a crossbody containing a blank leather journal.

Is a fresh start ever really possible? What do you say we try? Keep on reading!

Glossy Girl of the Month: J.K. Rowling []


J.K. Rowling is our Glossy Girl of the month because, as the summer winds swirl into fall, there’s one fashion accessory that the likes of Anna Wintour would never deny – and that’s tenacity. It’s a staple in Rowling’s wardrobe. She’s cloaked herself in it for decades. Care to go cloak shopping with me? Keep on reading!

5 Ways to Avoid Staying Too Long at Your Own Pity Party []

Pity Party

Is it really a party if it’s a pity party? We’ve all been to one, though. Perhaps it was an ugly breakup that we couldn’t stop replaying in our mind. Perhaps it was something even more grievous, such as the loss of a parent or loved one. Maybe a doctor just relayed some fearful news. Either way, when life knocks us down, sometimes it’s darn near impossible to get back up again. Keep on reading!

How to Turn Rejection Into a Triumph and Success []


Rejection has a greater purpose than providing us with one of life’s stings. It presents us with an opportunity to rework the pitch. This can be an exciting project, if we allow it. Take your rejections and pile them up beside your valuable leads. When that break finally comes your way, you’ll be able to see the evidence. You took all those rejection letters and turned them into one heck of a successful venture. Keep on reading!

3 Loving Reminders for When It’s Time to Stand Up for Yourself []

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Remember that time when a friend or co-worker said something really nasty to you? Sure you do. Your face got red, your fists clenched, and you spent the rest of the day in a hidden (or unhidden) rage. Boy, oh boy. On that car ride home, you knew just what to say. You were ripe with witty insults that would’ve sent that scoundrel spinning. However, it was too little too late. Keep on reading!

The Grass is Never Greener. Be Grateful and Happy Today []


We’ve all heard the saying “The grass is always greener on the other side.” Well, it’s Friday night and you have nothing on the agenda. You sit down, turn on some reruns, and start scrolling through Facebook. One friend just had the most gorgeous wedding; another friend welcomed a precious baby girl into the world; another friend is on vacation with her hubby in Turks and Caicos, and it’s show-stopping. Keep reading!

How Just a Week of Optimism Changed My Life []

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Three months ago, I was at a point where I felt rather scared and alone. I signed a five-month lease in a new city and decided I had until the end of that time to grow a new business and secure enough profit to live independently. In my first month, nothing happened. I was too overwhelmed, too panicked, because I was coming off a prior venture that failed miserably. Keep on reading!


Mistakes Today Will Make You More Successful Tomorrow []

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That’s right – tomorrow’s a new day full of hope and opportunity and, perhaps, new mistakes. It seems like some mistakes don’t just happen and then go away. They stick around to taunt you. “How could I have done that?” you ask yourself. “I knew better,” you say to yourself. Well, there exists a universe where mistakes don’t have to wear you down anymore. And it’s right here. Let’s take a look at how to make better mistakes and stop fearing our missteps of tomorrow. Keep on reading!


How to Take Criticism and then Move On and Up []

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Have you ever faced a really tough bout of criticism? It left you with your head hanging low and your tears falling softly. Somehow, you didn’t feel as though it was a personal attack, but that didn’t take any of the sting away. We’re only human and, at that, often sensitive creatures. Keep on reading!

How Do I Get Past the Overwhelming Feeling of Not Knowing Where to Start? []


I can see it now. It’s 5:00 on Friday, and you’ve finally had it. You just know you’re not meant to live a life filled with stress from a job that, quite frankly, isn’t the least bit fulfilling. Yet, through all of this, one nagging notion remains in the back of your mind. You’re astutely aware of the fact that you’ve always been a strong writer. Perhaps you should do something about that. Keep on reading!