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    5 Bad Habits to Ditch Starting Today

    One of my best pieces of advice I have for anyone wanting to create balance and wellness in their life is to change your habits. Habits are powerful. If you can discipline yourself to get the right habits in place, everything becomes easier. But we have to be aware of our bad habits too. Bad habits can unknowingly hurt us--- by making us miserable or by pulling us further from our goals. When we ditch the bad habits, we give ourselves room to start new, healthy ones. Here are some common bad habits you should ditch starting TODAY!

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    10 Habits That Keep Me Well and Balanced as a Mom

    People tell me that they're amazed at my discipline and my motivation. But the truth is that I don't have exceptional discipline or motivation. What I do have are some good habits. Those habits have led me to success in many areas and help me to fell well and balanced in my everyday life despite the constant challenges of motherhood. See, if you can harness the power of habit, you don't need to have nearly as much discipline or motivation to do what you know you should do.

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    Why Coffee Naps Are a Mom’s New Best Friend

    Have you heard about coffee naps? I promise that I didn’t make this up, it’s a real thing. A coffee nap is as simple as it sounds— you drink a cup of coffee and then take a quick power nap (15-20 minutes is ideal but no longer than 30). When I first heard about this, I was confused. Coffee and naps are two of my favorite things, but aren’t you supposed to choose one or the other? Coffee to wake you up or a nap to give you a quick rest? Nope— scientists have found that these two things actually work better when they’re together. People feel more rested and…

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    Tips to Help You Break Your Cell Phone Addiction

    I love what my phone is capable of. From the comfort of my couch, I am able to work, talk to friends, and even grocery shop. But with this powerful tool comes a serious potential danger—overuse. While our cellphones have the ability to connect us, they also have the power to leave us feeling deeply disconnected. We can all break free from the addictive hold of our phones and get back to living. Here are some tips to help you (and me) break our cell phone addiction:

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    12 Foolproof Tips to Start Working Out in the Morning

    How do you start working out in the morning when you're a mom? You know you should exercise. You know it would help you feel good about yourself, improve your mood, and increase your energy levels. And you could really use some extra energy to chase after your kids all day. But when you're a mom, it can be hard to find the time to exercise. Come on—some days, it can be hard to find time to sleep or use the bathroom, let alone work out. And when you make the time, you're interrupted by crying or nagging requests for snacks. So, how do we get around these roadblocks? The…

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    Done. (Why We All Need To Give Up Chasing the “Perfect Shape”)

    Here I am, trying on my bathing suit to go to Florida soon. I'm months away from turning 30 and still struggling with the same. darn. thing. Wishing I didn't have these "love handles," or that my belly was flatter, or my thighs were thinner, or my arms didn't jiggle so much. But now, I'm a mom of 3 girls. Three precious faces looking to me, observing and learning through my example how to feel about themselves. And no matter how many times I assure them that they are beautiful and perfect just as they are, that message will be lost if they see me believing any differently about myself.