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No need for you to work your yoga pants off to find the next right book to build your biz, manage your mindset, or harness the power of persuasion (see those lovely alliterations — swoon). I’ve got you covered with this illustrated bullet journal spread and a simple list of links below. I consume all my books on Audible because it’s sooooooo much easier on my body to listen and not hold up a physical book (for real).

LAST UPDATED: February, 2020
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The 30 Books I Plan to Read (or read again) in 2020

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Have you ever been on a road trip with someone who printed all the directions, reservations, and whatnot and carried them in her handy-dandy binder? You know… the person who went onto Google Maps the night before and made sure there was no unexpected road construction on the route… the one who plotted out the most accessible gas stations and cleanest restrooms every 100 miles on a 1,000 mile stretch?

LAST UPDATED: April, 2019
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Managing Healthy Expectations

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So tell me… what came to your mind when you read the last line?

A // Lionel Richie

B // The fabulous Lady Glittersparkles from the Trolls movie

LAST UPDATED: October, 2018
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Hello! Is it Me You’re Looking for?

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don’t fill my social media accounts with long diatribes about my viewpoints. However, there is one thing I would like to address, if you’ll let me:

No one is “self-made.”

LAST UPDATED: October, 2018
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No One is “Self-Made”

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Do you ever get an itch in your fingertips, where you feel like you are burning to write and your browser just won’t load fast enough? Or, let’s kick it old school and think back to the time when you had so much you wanted to write but your hand would cramp up so badly you needed to stop. Sorry for invoking the painful memories, Friend. lol

LAST UPDATED: October, 2018
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I Got Yelled at… in a Starbucks ???

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joie de vi·vre
ˌZHwä də ˈvēvrə/
noun
exuberant enjoyment of life

What makes you happy? 
(No, happier… even happier… there ya go!)

? What makes you so happy you don’t even realize you’re whistling and dancing in public?

? What makes you laugh so hard you cry (and maybe even pee your pants a little)? 

? What or who do you love so deeply that your heart inflates like a balloon just at the thought of it/them?

LAST UPDATED: September, 2018
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Joie de Vivre: Are You Holding Yourself Back from Happiness?

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Hey, Y’all! (I’m practicing since we’re moving down south soon) ?

I was talking to Aaron, my better half, the other day about how long it has been since we have read a physical book…fiction…for fun…

Let’s just say it’s an embarrassingly-long time. BK. Before kids.

 

LAST UPDATED: September, 2018
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National Read a Book Day

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In a world where much of our human interaction happens on social media, we have become used to the concept of “oversharing.” People feel now, more than ever, emboldened to speak their mind with little to no fear of consequences. It’s not uncommon for the general rule of thumb, “no religion or politics,” to fly right out the window when having virtual conversations. Want to know my take on it? 

LAST UPDATED: February, 2018
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The Art of Vulnerability

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For those of you who know me, you’re probably thinking, “This isn’t the Emilie I know!”
Well, it’s true… and I am feeling quite perplexed by it as well. The thing is, I was always bothered by the cold air, the sloppy slush in parking lots, and the bulky layers of clothing. Because I always felt annoyed for five months out of the year, I think I forgot to look around me and notice the beauty.

LAST UPDATED: December, 2017
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I Can’t Believe I am Saying This… I May Actually Like Winter

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There. I said it.
I regret leaving my full-time job.
Now don’t get me wrong…
I don’t regret jumping into creative entrepreneurship — at all! I don’t regret leaving the position I was in. I don’t regret leaving the time clock. I don’t regret leaving the limited sick days. Seriously, who should be telling me, a chronic illness warrior, that I am only allowed to be sick three days per year?
Here’s the scoop: I regret leaving my full-time job when I left my full-time job.

LAST UPDATED: December, 2017
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I Regret Leaving My Full-Time Job

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