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Manage Your Time to Break the Cycle of Busy

Manage Your Time to Break the Cycle of Busy

We all know what it’s like to be busy in today’s fast-paced world but unfortunately, that often means feeling out of control.  To exacerbate the issue, people use being busy as a badge of honor.  We all know those people, right?  In fact, we have probably all been that person.  You know the scenario: You ask someone, “How are you?”  The response: “I’m sooo busy.” When did the word busy become an adjective to describe how you’re doing in life? But words hold power and when we constantly insert ‘busy’ into our language, it essentially puts us into a spin cycle. And we inevitably put the other person in a spin cycle too. Top that off with making yourself a martyr and it creates a toxic environment – both internally and externally. How are you

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3 Questions to Reset Your 2019 Theme

Are you one of those people that chooses a word or theme to set your intentions for the new year?  I am!  Indisputably, setting a word or theme has become a craze over the last few years.  And although I usually balk at the mainstream, this tradition has been part of my goal setting process for many years and is the main way I reflect on the past, recap where I’m at and set a foundation for my future. Yet, as with New Year’s resolutions – if you don’t check in with yourself, it will likely vaporize as the year goes on.  My theme becomes my mantra and always takes me back to the intention.  If I’m veering away from it, I hit reset. 3 Questions for a Reset As we roll into the last

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Being Sober Curious

FEATURE STORY – Pique Newsmagazine, May 30, 2019 People are re-visiting their relationship with alcohol in a trend that sees lifestyle choices reimagined By Cathy Goddard Jules Taggart started questioning how much she was drinking after she had two children and starting to work from her San Diego home-office. Because it was more difficult to get out, the 38-year-old digital marketing expert fell into a pattern of having wine at the end of her workday. “Every morning I would wake up with a foggy head and say to myself that I wasn’t going to drink that day,” Jules says. “And then five in the afternoon would roll around and I’d pour a glass of wine and keep going until it wasn’t unusual to drink an entire bottle of wine in an evening.” She shared her

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The Rise of the Side Hustle

FEATURE STORY – Pique Newsmagazine, May 31, 2018 Perhaps you’ve heard the adage that the way to fulfil your purpose is by following your passion. Find your bliss. Do what you love and you’ll never work another day in your life. Unfortunately, people are often left disappointed when they fail to secure a job that lights them up. But let’s face it: dream jobs don’t always pay the bills. That’s why a growing trend in the business landscape has emerged: side hustles. In simple terms, a side hustle is a job that brings in extra income and differs from your main employment. And although you might think our little resort town is readily familiar with sideline jobs—after all, the high cost of living here means many are forced into working multiple jobs just to make

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