Do You Have A Ready Bag?

Being Prepared for Unexpected Travel FB

Disclosure: This article on the importance of a Ready Bag includes a product that was received in exchange for my honest opinions about it.

Life happens. I’ve been in a season where that seems to be an on-going mantra – unexpected business trips; delayed and cancelled flights that cause me to extend trips an extra day; spontaneous road trips; and, sadly, even the sickness or death of a loved one.

All of that and more pretty much sum up the past year or so for me.

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Here’s How You Can Live In The Present … Starting Today!

Live In The Present

Over the past few years it has become essential to me that I live in the present moment. To me this means being entirely focused on where I am, what I am doing and, most importantly, who I am with. Why is it important to live in the present moment, you ask? The “focus on right now” approach to life is important because negativity often comes from the memory of past events or behaviors. It is also hard to think positively when your imagination is creating nightmare scenarios of possible future outcomes.

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Nursing Is a Work of ‘Heart’: Do You Have What It Takes?

Nursing is a Work of Heart

Nurses are hailed as the backbone of any healthcare system, playing a vital role in caring for and helping the recovery of both the physically and mentally ill. As a career, it’s incredibly rewarding, the type of role where you can go home at the end of each day knowing you made a genuine difference in the lives of others. A nursing degree takes three years, so even if you want to make a career change later in life,

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How To Maximize Your Blog Conference Experience

How To Maximize Your Blog Conference Experience #NicheParent14

Disclosure: This article on How to Maximize Your Blog Conference Experience contains affiliate links. If you purchase using my link and discount code, I will receive compensation.

As a professional blogger, traveling to blog conferences is something that I strive to do on an annual basis. I strive to be strategic about the conferences that I attend to ensure that the investment of my time and finances is worthwhile.

Over the past few years,

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Be a #VolunteerSuperhero

Reward Volunteers

Disclaimer: This article on the importance of being a Volunteer Superhero is a compensated collaboration with The Mission List and Reward Volunteers. 

Volunteering was something I was introduced to at an early age. My church youth group would spend time each month giving back to our communities – feeding the homeless; spending time at a local senior citizen home that many of our older members resided in; working in our Mission House;

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How To Be A Diva In Your Day-to-Day Life

Embracing Your Divatude

A question that I’m often asked when people find out the name of my organization, see me wearing my shirts or hear me stress the importance of “embracing the divatude” is “How to be a Diva?” I am asked that from women of all ages, backgrounds and ethnicities. My answer to them all is the same – your divatude starts from within and we all are divas – we just need to walk in our purpose.

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Continuing My Healthy Habits Journey

Continuing My Healthy Habits Journey

This post was sponsored by Nature Made® as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

Early in 2016 I shared the beginnings of my Healthy Habits journey. 2015 was a life-changing year for me. I had health issues that came up and really brought me down. There were 5 main areas I wanted needed to focus on: (1) adding more fruits and vegetables to my diet;

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