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Life-Changing Lessons from The Choice

“Our painful experiences aren’t a liability–they’re a gift. They give us perspective and meaning, an opportunity to find our unique purpose and our strength.” -Dr. Edith Eger I recently finished reading The Choice, a book full of hope and inspiration. Dr. Edith Eger, the author, shares her story of surviving Auschwitz. Although she suffers so

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Regain Your Life: Protect Your Energy

“It’s not the load that breaks you down; it’s the way you carry it.” -Lou Holtz, American football player and coach One of the most common issues stepmoms have is overcoming overload. I’ve found that stepmoms are overwhelmed with trying to balance their stepmom role with their work life and social commitments. It’s impossible to

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Life Hack: 20-Minute Gratitude Drive

“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”                                                                                                      -Wayne Dyer Considerable research has been done on the power of gratitude. We know that expressing gratitude has numerous benefits, such as reducing stress and improving sleep. In fact, according to a survey conducted by Janice Kaplan, author of

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The Maxx You Project

I was one of 98 women across the United States selected to take part in an incredible Maxx You Project Changing Room Experience through T.J. Maxx. The project is all about embracing change and supporting others through change. In my essay submission, I wrote about the changes I went through when I got married and

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3 Steps to Better Handle Criticism

As stepmoms, it is inevitable that we’re going to be criticized. Our stepchildren’s mom may call our decisions into question, our stepchildren may criticize our cooking skills, or just the way we run our household in general. Even other parents on the soccer team can be critical of what we do or don’t do. Everyone

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