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Three New Year’s Resolutions Worth Keeping

Happy 2023! The new year is upon us, and with it comes a chance to reset and refocus on your goals. What do you hope to accomplish in the next 12 months? And how are you planning to turn those goals into your reality? It’s time to talk about New Year’s...

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Networking as an Introvert

I think we can all agree that networking isn’t always easy, whether you’d consider yourself an introvert or an extrovert. Those awkward conversations that seem to have no end, the long, drawn-out pauses … if you’re cringing right now, I know you understand what I...

Three Activities That are Eating Up Your Time

We all get the same 24 hours each day, and how you choose to spend that time is up to you. You can scroll through social media for an hour, or you can spend an hour in a spin class. You can choose to read a book for 45 minutes, or binge Netflix™. Whether you...

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Your Best is Good Enough

The comparison game is real. Just when you start to feel good about your progress, someone else blows right past you and reaches their goals in what feels like record time. And you’re left standing there, thinking … Am I doing something wrong? Will I ever actually...

Inspiration for Organization

Let’s play a game. Would you rather spend an hour scrolling through Instagram™ or spend an hour organizing your kitchen? You probably know which option you should pick, but most of us would choose social media (or pretty much anything else) over...

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The Best Hiking Trails on Oahu, Hawaii

Sun, sand, surf: These are just a few things that likely come to mind when you picture Oahu, Hawaii. But one of the best, most underrated features of this island are the incredible hiking trails! Think picturesque waterfalls, intriguing wildlife, and stunning views...

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Four Steps to Your Best Skin Ever

For most people, the concept of skincare is pretty intimidating. How do you know which products are right for your skin type? What even is your skin type? And what in the world is toner supposed to be used for?  Let’s start by remembering that the “right”...

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Setting Goals and Making Them Happen

Let’s talk about goal setting. No, it’s not always the most exciting topic, but it is critical to your success. After all, a life without goals is like trying to drive to a destination you’ve never been to before without a road map. Is it possible to still reach...

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Starting a Personal Development Routine

There are loads of books out there that will tell you that taking the time for your personal development is crucial … and they’re right. But, despite our desire for a quick fix, this isn’t a routine you can just magically jump into overnight. Wouldn’t it be so cool...

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