Motivation Hacks For Kankakee County Parents

I lack the motivation to do things– every. single. day. Cooking? Cleaning? Chasing my sockless kid around the house? Spreadsheets? Social outings? A full night’s sleep?? In this economy??? It’s hard to keep up with our to-do lists. But guess what– even the most “put together” families on the planet don’t feel like getting things […]

The Secret to Being Assertive Without Being Aggressive

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Simplify Your Life and Discover Greater Happiness

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A Foolproof Formula for Overcoming Fear

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8 Ways to Tap Into Your Creativity

Everyone has the capacity to be creative. It’s one of our greatest strengths as humans. Some people have a greater gift for creativity that others, but you’ll never know how creative you can be unless you take steps to maximize it.   It’s easy to understand what it takes to become more skilled at hitting […]

Top 10 Tips for Breaking the Fast Food Habit

While fast food outlets keep advertising healthier menu items, a recent study found that most choices have become more fattening over the past 30 years. You’re likely to be consuming extra calories and sodium with each order. Between 1986 and 2016, the average entree gained 100 calories while desserts gained 200. Meanwhile, most side dishes […]

How to Gain Laser Focus in a World Full of Distractions

Our ability to focus has been reduced dramatically. We’ve never had more distractions to deal with. And as disheartening as it sounds, many of the distractions we face were engineered to be as distracting as possible. Our brains quickly become addicted to these distractions and our ability to focus on important work suffers. Learning how […]

8 Self-Care Habits That Will Change Your Life

If you’re like most people, you probably do a pretty good job of caring for the most important people in your life. However, you probably forget the most important person: You. The better care you take of yourself, the better you’ll be able to care for others. Taking care of yourself is a habit, perhaps […]

Stopping Self-Sabotage: How to Get Out of Your Own Way

There’s a lot of truth to the quote, “We have met the enemy, and he is us.” We get in our own way far more than life, other people, or bad luck sabotage our success. We really are our own worst enemy. You’d be amazed by how much easier your life would be if you […]