10 Signs You're Set for Success!

Today I want to talk about what it looks like to be SUCCESSFUL! If you're like me, there's a very vague head-in-the-clouds image in your mind of what it means to be successful... and while those beautiful vague images of success are pleasant to think about, they don't tend to manifest until I break them down into some TANGIBLE goals! Which brings me to today's topic- 10 signs you're set for success! Because being successful is more than just having a pretty image floating in your mind. A lot of these signs are ideas, rather than specifics, but we're going to take them a step further in our next post and look at how each step translates into that tangible result!

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Affirmations... Do they work or not?

Well, you might not like this answer, but I don’t think you’ll be surprised by it.

Question: Do affirmations work, or not?

Answer: It depends!

It depends on who you are, how you learn, what works best for you… but it also depends on how the affirmation came into your life and how you’re using it… If you’re able to believe it… I could go on! But for the sake of keeping this post simply useful and inspirational for you, let’s focus on to make an affirmation actually work for you. (And by “work” I mean produce the desired resulting feeling and/or situation!) Sound good?

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Balanced Life | Abundance & Grief

This is such an amazing topic for the autumn season, because autumn itself is a perfect representation of abundance and grief creating something incredible. The changing and falling of the leaves, the abundance of those final fall harvests, joggers out soaking in the final days of pre-winter weather, the loss of summer, but the beginning of all things cozy…

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3 Self-Care Ideas for Your Mind & Body

One of my favorite things about fall is what a perfect time it is for self-care. If you keep busy in the summer and fall, preparing for the shock of being indoors more throughout the winter sometimes needs to include reconnecting with yourself.

Those inner voices get louder when we feel isolated and as someone who experiences seasonal depression, I know all too well how brutally isolating the frozen months can be!

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Confidence

I haven’t always been confident, and I didn’t even really notice that I’d gotten more confident until this kind lady pointed it out. In the past three years, my confidence has exploded. I’m sure some of it just has to do with life experience, but I can think of a few things I’ve done or realized that probably had a lot to do with the sudden change. Let me tell you about it.

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Why I started Blogging (& How You Can Do It Too)

This is the story of Lilacs in Paradise.

I first wanted to be a blogger when I ended up in the hospital at 17 years old. I’d been working as a care giver in a nursing home and I caught a lung infection (which is a big deal! For those of you who don’t know me, I have cystic fibrosis and with CF, a cold or lung infection can be deadly!). It became a perfect nudge into the most amazing journey…

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