• How to Declutter Your Digital Space + Work Routine
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    How to Declutter Your Digital Space + Work Routine

    For the past few months, I’ve been making videos about minimalism and simplifying my life. I stopped making videos about every area I decluttered because I felt like it was getting really repetitive, but I recorded this video after the summary to the challenge and thought I should finally post it! Thanks for being patient through my 90 day hiatus – more on that in a later post… One of the reasons I started the minimalism challenge is because I felt overwhelmed and didn’t know why. The challenge was really about helping me get to the bottom of WHY I felt overwhelmed and burned out. I wanted more control over…

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    How to Learn Anything – 4 Steps for Anything

    This week, I wanted to share my experience in teaching myself how to learn anything – and how you can learn anything using the same 4 steps! Obviously, there are many methods out there for learning new things. I’m not a specialist or expert o learning in general—but I am great at learning new skills and hobbies and often find myself interested in something new. Below and in the video, you’ll find the exact steps I use to teach myself many of the things I’ve learned… Ready to jump in? First – Google it 🙂 For much of my life, “google’ing” something wasn’t a thing. But the bottom line is…

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    Commentary On: “You Are Not ‘Running Late.’ You are Rude and Selfish”

    Wow…I really like this. Before you get offended, read the article for the gems… {Read the article here} Excerpt: In recent years it seems that a meeting set to start at 9 am, for some people means in the general vicinity of any time which starts with the numeral ‘9’. Like 9.30 for example. People drift in at 9.10 or 9.20, or even later. And they smile warmly at the waiting group, as they unwrap their bacon sandwich, apparently totally unconcerned that others have been there since five to nine, prepared and ready to start… …And often these ‘latecomers’ are people who have requested the meeting in the first place,…

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    Ann Kroger

    Ann Kroger is a lifelong observer, advice giver, and aspiring author. As a resident of the 21st century, Ann lives in a state of hurried confusion. In response to the stress and pressure of her everyday existence, she has made the drastic decision to conscientiously add more adventure and humor in her quest for a healthier life.

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    Awesome Cures for Homosexuality and How I Healed My Gay Friends

    By: Alison Reeves Awesome Cures For Homosexuality Forty Five percent of Americans still think that homosexuality can be cured. (Yes, seriously). Bicycle: American neurologist Graeme M. Hammond suggests bicycling as a cure for homosexuality. He believed “homosexuality was rooted in nervous exhaustion and that bicycle exercise would restore health and heterosexuality.” Nausea and Aversive Treatment: In the 1960s British psychologist I. Oswald would pump a gay man full of nausea-inducing drugs before surrounding him with glasses of urine and playing audio recordings of men having sex. Oswald was attempting to “overdose” gay men on homosexuality in hopes that they would “turn to women for relief.” Aversive Treatment: Nausea is referred to as an aversive treatment. Other aversive treatments include electric shock therapy…

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    Sorry I’m Not Sorry: A Critique of SCOTUS, Hobby Lobby and Mainstream Christianity

    By: Kevin Mack My turn. I’m sorry I’m not sorry. I just couldn’t hold back anymore. This impacts of the SCOTUS decision are yet to be seen, but even before thinking about those, the issue itself is composed of 12 issues (that I can see): gender discrimination, the education system, the health care system, insurance costs, separation of church and state, income inequality, the working poor, plutocracy, religious freedom, corporate greed, corporate entity, and the (corrupted) judicial system (and appointee process). It’s nearly impossible to talk about one of these without talking about the other 11, and I probably missed some issues. What I’ve seen from most Republicans (I’ll just generalize…

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    Kevin Mack

    Former teacher, accountant, and americorps member, Kevin is a 29 year old grad student at the university of Texas studying public affairs.

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    How I Learned That I’m Kind of a Big Deal

    Unconditional love corresponds to one of the deepest longings, not only of the child, but of every human being. –Erich Fromm I would rarely, if ever, say this outloud: “I am not worthy of real love. I do not deserve the best for me. I am going to settle for this person, or for this thing in life because I can’t get what I really want.” I would be embarrassed to say those things outloud, but it is what some of my actions reflect. I don’t know where this idea came from, the idea that I don’t deserve good things, but I DO know that part of my own low…

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    Vanessa Cassani

    Vanessa was born and raised in Texas. Childlike in nature, she is easily amazed by the beauty of the world around her.  A gentle and kind soul,  as well as strong but delicate in her natural state. She married her high school sweetheart and had two beautiful children ages five and eight. It was around this point that she decided to transform her life for the better; taking on home schooling and a natural lifestyle. This lifestyle change opened up the door for her to express her artistic and creative talents in many new ways. She started doing henna, gardening, yoga, meditation and one of her favorites, fun and healthy…

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    Sarah Gish

    Sarah Gish is the owner of Gish Creative (www.gishcreative.com), a personal, family, and business enrichment company that ignites lives, creates connections, and champions culture.  She is available for marketing consultations and does intuitive guidance sessions by appointment at Body Mind & Soul (http://www.bodymindandsoulhouston.com/pages/readers.htm#gish) as well as frequent “What’s Your Purpose?” workshops with BMS astrologer Kevin Casey (the next “What’s Your Purpose?” workshop is Saturday, October 4, 2013). Sarah leads a monthly group, FOLLOW YOUR HEART:  A TRANSFORMATION CIRCLE FOR WOMEN (www.facebook.com/followyourhearthouston), and she is on the faculty of the Jung Center of Houston (http://junghouston.org/), where she will teach her course “Transitions and Transformations” starting in the spring of 2014.  She’s…