Learning More about Yourself Through Journaling

Journaling can be defined as documenting your thoughts and feelings to better understand them and yourself. It is a way to clear your mind and help make sense of what is going on in your life – your happiness, relationships, challenges, confusion, etc. Most of the time, we only journaled when we were younger (think […]

Rev Up and Rekindle Your Love Life this Valentine’s

by SUSAN BOYOUNG BAILEY SCHABACKER Wherever you are in your love life, and even if you feel like it’s lacking, reignite your relationship with real romance. If “I Can’t Get No Satisfaction” seems to constantly loop over and over in your mind and you feel unfulfilled no matter how hard you try, you’re not alone. […]

Building Healthy Habits & Ditching the Detrimental

by SUSAN BOYOUNG BAILEY SCHABACKER It’s all too easy to live life on autopilot. And, whether consciously, subconsciously, or unconsciously, the repetition of our routines can become habits. Some of these habits are beneficial to our health and others can be downright destructive. Unfortunately, once something has become ingrained in your mind, body, and spirit, […]

The Traits of a Great Leader

Leadership involves influencing, supporting, inspiring, and creating opportunities for others. It is an important skill for all of us to cultivate, regardless of our role in the workplace. We are all leaders in some facet of our lives – our homes, our workplaces, our churches and our communities to name a few. I conduct leadership […]

Patiently Rooted: Why do I need a houseplant?

by KELLI MESSICK, OWNER OF PATIENTLY ROOTED Hi, plant friends! My name is Kelli and my goal is to help more people become plant people and see all the amazing benefits plants can bring to your life. As the founder and owner of Patiently Rooted, a company dedicated to spreading the word about the benefits […]

Finding Your Purpose

Have you ever wondered about your purpose in life? You aren’t alone as only around 25% of American adults say they have a clear sense of purpose about what makes their lives meaningful. Our purpose is our unique calling, which is where our passions, gifts, talents, and the world’s deepest needs interact. In short, finding […]

The History of the Credit Card

Credit cards… a blessing or a curse? Sometimes maybe a little of both! Either way, the ability to establish and build credit is important for anyone living in the United States. When you establish a credit history and subsequently receive a credit score, it shows lenders that you are financially responsible and makes you eligible for […]

Be There for Her: Sustain the Tradition

“Be the woman who fixes another woman’s crown without telling the world it was crooked.” Some years ago, I reported to a man who had a five- year- old daughter. One day he asked if I would be willing to have his little girl come to my house on a Saturday to play dress up. […]

Keep it Real: I Like “New!”

I like “new!”  It feels fresh and clean.  “New” has no baggage, no memories to beat me around.  It’s untainted by yesterday’s failures and life’s regrets.  “New” offers me a blank slate to start again.  I like “new!” Given the astonishing opportunities afforded by “new,” why is it that we often use it so feebly?  […]