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Rise and Shine: Maximize Your Mornings

This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it. -Psalm 118:24 NKJV “This is a wonderful day. I’ve never seen this one before.” -Maya Angelou We all know what it feels like to get up on the wrong side of the bed. We promised ourselves the night before that we would wake up early to go to the gym, get an early start at work, or have some time to enjoy a cup…

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Life In the Fast Lane: Lessons Learned Over the Last Few Months

Nicole Smithee

Life has been happening fast these days, and the last few months have been a bit of a whirlwind of wonder and work, and well, a lot of other things. It wasn’t that long ago that I stood in front of my closest friends and family and said, “I do” to the man I love.  It wasn’t that long ago that I packed up a dozen or so boxes and said goodbye to my quiet Brooklyn apartment to move into…

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Can I Do It All?

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  Can I do it all?   The answer is sadly, “no.”  No, I can’t do it all.  Even with a good night’s sleep, multiple shots of espresso and a carefully mapped out schedule and to-do list, the answer is still sadly, “NO.”   Last week, I dropped a ball, and a rather large one at that.  I had met with the right people, had the right conversations, took the right notes, and then completely forgot about it.  And when…

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Recent Revelations

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Dear reader, this week I thought I’d do something a bit different, but first let me explain my inspiration for today’s departure from the normal narrative.  I recently had a spectacular conversation with a great friend and mentor of mine, the kind of conversation that sticks with you long after it has drawn to a close.  She was driving me to the airport, and along the way we dialogued about matters of the heart that were, to put it lightly,…

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