Monthly Archives: January 2011

Know Your Harbor

You know what motivational speakers forget to tell you?  Personal growth sucks.  I mean, the benefits of personal growth don’t suck, but the actual growing and changing is a lot of hard work.  And it might not make you break … Continue reading

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Life Lessons from Sand Sculptors

Last September, I was invited on a press trip to Navarre Beach, Florida.  It was my very first trip like this – where like this means someone paid for me to come visit their destination so that I could write … Continue reading

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Facing Fears Means Being Afraid

I have accepted fear as a part of life – specifically the fear of change…. I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says:  turn back.  ~Erica Jong Personal development blogs and self-help books are filled with … Continue reading

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In Transition

This is why people don’t do this. I think that a lot lately.  This is the not fun part of turning your life upside down.  This is the part of change that sucks the most. This is transition. And it … Continue reading

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Pooping Your Pants May Be The Key To Happiness

My mom and I have a running joke about how I’m going to put her in a nursing home when she gets old.  In my defense, my primary reason is because the woman cannot wait to get senile enough to … Continue reading

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How Quality Over Quantity Can Make You Happier

I am not a minimalist. I run a shopping blog, I can’t seem to stop buying shoes, and I have two dining room tables and two china cabinets in my home. Granted, I’m working on getting rid of dang near … Continue reading

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31 Ways To Stretch Yourself On My 31st Birthday

Today is my 31st birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME! Instead of asking for presents, I’d like to ask you to celebrate with me by doing something today that stretches you outside your comfort zone.  Because that’s the kind of party … Continue reading

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There’s nothing wrong with you.

Have you ever asked yourself… What’s wrong with me? Why can’t I just be happy? Why can’t I be more like ____ ? Why isn’t anything ever good enough for me? Is there really more out there? Or do I … Continue reading

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Miss Britt vs. The RV Salesman

I almost assaulted an RV salesman this weekend. If it hadn’t been for the fact that my children were present, assault is illegal, and I don’t believe in violence, I’d have done my very best to knock the guy on … Continue reading

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Be Brave: Find out what makes you happy

I believe that one of the biggest obstacles standing between us and happiness is the ability to identify what in the hell it is that makes us happy. How can we pursue happiness if we don’t know what it is? … Continue reading

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