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3 Ways to Avoid Burn-Out

In today's fast-paced society, it's easy to get caught up with wanting to do more and wanting to be more. We tend to believe in the myth of "having it all." We believe that we can give 110% to anythin…


Feeling Overwhelmed? 5 Tips to Help

Feeling overwhelmed? You're not alone! It's a natural response to the ever-increasing demands on our time. Even with all of the great technology and time management tools we have, 24-hours can still s…


5 Ways to Feel Lovable Again

Loving yourself is much easier when things are going well, but the true test of how much you care about yourself is how you treat yourself when you feel unlovable -- when you feel at your worst. Tr…


Conquer Denial in 5 Steps

We've all fallen victim to denial at least once in our lives (and don't try to deny that!). Denial -- procrastination's more dangerous cousin -- is essentially a lie to one's self. It is a way of choo…


How to Break a Bad Habit

Let's be honest -- everyone has at least one bad habit that they've been meaning to change. But we usually keep it because it comes so naturally to us. At its core, a bad habit is a behavior that we'v…


4 Rules to Travel By

Feel like you are going through the motions of your life? Sick and tired of the monotony of every day living? Then if you can, when you can: try traveling! I get it -- you only have a little bit of…


Getting Creative with Life’s Problems

We've all heard the saying: "When life hands you lemons, make lemonade!" But what does that really mean? It can mean a number of things to different people, but I think it means getting creative wh…


Know Yourself, Accept Yourself

If you're very self-critical, you can often times find yourself apologizing to others about the way you are. It can be demoralizing when who you are doesn't match up with who you want to be. But the w…


Make Big Goals!

When it comes to goals, it's important to set measurable ones -- but it's also important to push yourself. It can be easy to set small goals because they aren't as difficult to accomplish and big goal…


Stick With It!

We've all heard the quote that "the definition of insanity is doing the same things over and over and expecting different results." And while it's true, it's much easier to acknowledge this truth than…


about Erika Oglesby

Erika Oglesby is a freelance writer and wandering nomad currently located in Grand Rapids, MI. She is dedicated to helping people better their lives through self-knowledge and alternative therapies -- especially women of color and women diagnosed with autoimmune diseases. Visit her website at

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