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4 Life Lessons I Wish I Had Learned Earlier

"By seeking and blundering we learn." ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Have you ever found yourself thinking that you wish you could have a life do-over? If only you had known then what you know now… I have on occasion followed my wandering thoughts down that path, thinking.. “Well, duh!” I’m not...

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Dr. Marika Lindholm // a FemCity Interview

I recently got a chance to get to know Dr. Marika Lindholm, Founder of ESME (Empowering Solo Moms Everywhere). As we read and connect with the stories of other women, we understand that the struggle of growing a business and raising a family is one many of us share. I hope this...

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Finding Your Inspiration

Inspiration is an incredible force that enables us to reach beyond our comfort zone, find happiness in simplicity and to see all that is good around us. I have always found my inspiration in the people and nature that have crossed my path, as inspiration can be found everywhere. Sometimes we...

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Isn’t it time you got rid of this?

“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” – William Morris Shortly after moving into the house I currently live in, it became abundantly clear that I had way too much stuff (and that I had just paid to move it...

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Stick To Your Resolutions!

[dropcaps type='normal' color='' background_color='' border_color='']E[/dropcaps]veryone always starts the new year with great intentions. Most times our resolution is to start to exercise and begin a diet.  Unfortunately, by March we've lost our way. Unless we change our lifestyle, we will fall short of accomplishing our goals.   The trick is to find...

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“Fall In Love With Yourself”

"Fall In Love With Yourself" Are you in love with yourself? Most people say that if you answered "yes" to this question, you may be very conceited, full of yourself or a narcissist. However, I say “no” to these labels and believe that loving yourself is the most important love relationship...

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5 Essential Principles to Tackle Your Career Mountain

Success Checklist 5 Essential Principles to Tackle Your Career Mountain FIND YOUR MOUNTAIN // Identify the right mountain for you to climb. Get clear on YOUR mission. DECIDE // What holds most people back from achieving what they want is indecision. Make up YOUR mind it's D-Day. ACT-START CLIMBING // Start Moving. Take the first...

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International Women’s Day Feature

[dropcaps type='normal' color='' background_color='' border_color='']T[/dropcaps]oday, on International Women’s Day, we make a stand for the status of women in our societies and celebrate the social, economic, and political achievements of women. We are encouraged to #BeBoldForChange and commit ourselves to creating a more gender inclusive world. It is a great opportunity...

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Introducing the Supportive Stepmom

Hi, I’m Jocelyn. Let me introduce myself. Over the course of the last few years I’ve gone from being married, a new mom, divorced, a single mother, to now a newlywed stepmom. My mind is blown on so many levels! First of all, I NEVER saw myself divorced. It took a...

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3 TOOLS TO NAVIGATE CHANGE AND TRANSITION

In June 2017 I had just moved to the US, gotten married and couldn't legally work in my new country. I was a mess of sadness and depression. My husband didn’t know how to help me, and I was finding it hard to help myself. Making decisions is hard,...

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The Happiness Benefit of Mindful Eating

“Your journey to a healthier weight is not a journey that you start and then give up. It is a journey that you are living every day for the rest of your life.”  Thich Nhat Hanh No one in Italy is saying “I’ll gain weight if I just look at the tiramisu.”...

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How to Encourage Your Children to Give Back

[dropcaps type='normal' color='' background_color='' border_color='']Y[/dropcaps]ou can instill a sense of gratitude and generosity in even the youngest of children by teaching them the value of giving back. Philanthropy can consist of giving their time or sharing a portion of their allowance for the causes they support. Here are some ideas for...

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Staying On Track with 2017 Resolutions

[dropcaps type='normal' color='' background_color='' border_color='']A[/dropcaps] few years ago I decided to get up early to go to the gym. Let me rephrase – I decided to get up at what I generally consider the middle of the night -  to go to the gym (4:45 am to be exact). Optimistically...

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The Healing Powers of Spices by Chef Joy

Herbs, Spices and Chilies have amazing healing properties for your body and most of us have them in our kitchen. Here are five. Inflammation: Your Body's reaction to illness or injury characterized by swelling, warmth, pain and redness. If you want to relieve inflammation in your body try incorporating cloves in your cooking. Cloves...

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Julia Silverman // a FemCity Interview

FemCity Founder, Violette de Ayala got a chance to get to know Julia Silverman, who's recent film, American Pastoral also stars Ewan McGregor, Jennifer Connelly, Dakota Fanning. Making it from Pittsburgh to NYC, and keeping hold of her dreams, Julia shares her thoughts on dreaming big, keeping hold of dear friends and...

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Being More Intentional

Being More Intentional  I've decided that 2017 is a year of intention. I came to this decision when I went through all of the projects, business ventures, relationships, health goal results and other successes and failures I've had over the past year. When I broke everything down I realized a commonality:...

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