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articles by: Erika Oglesby

Being Brave vs. Looking Brave

When I was little, I used to think that being brave meant maybe being a little scared. And by scared, I just thought that meant being slightly uncomfortable. Now as I grow in confidence, I'm stronger …

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Be Happy Right Now

There's a deep external pressure for us all to be all that we can be. As a society, we constantly push towards being bigger and better and fulfilling all of our potential. It's an idealistic…

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Don’t Force It

It's all too tempting to think that we are in control of our own destiny. And while our lives are partially the result of choices we've made, we must accept that not everything will go according to pl…

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Ready, Set, Goal!

It's good to be grateful about your life and where you are right now. After all, the present moment is all you really have. And it's essential to enjoying whatever transformation process you are under…

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Get Your Multitasking On!

Typically when I set my mind on a goal, it's all I am focused on. If I want to lose weight, then my life becomes about losing weight. I always figured that that's what it took to make a lasting change…

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Keeping Track by Looking Back

They say that "The journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step"... but let's be honest: there are a LOT of steps to take in order to reach that 1,000 mile marker. In the middle of a journey, thin…

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You Know Exactly What You Want

Do you ever get a lot of clarity -- you know, get really focused on a goal that you want -- and then, all of a sudden, you get confused? You were completely confident and sure that you were going in t…

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Love Without Boundaries

I used to think of love as something that was measurable, something that should be rationed out instead of given freely. I grew up believing wholeheartedly in the Golden Rule, but I didn't think much …

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Leave Your Doubts Behind

Have you ever experienced an "aha" moment -- a moment when the impossible suddenly seemed possible? If you have, it probably felt amazing. You probably felt unstoppable and like you had all the moment…

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Who Do You Think You Are?

It's very easy to get caught up in what other people think -- or what you think they think of you. And while it's important to consider other people's opinions, your opinion of yourself is just as imp…

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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 http://www.erikaoglesby.com.

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Very interesting, thank you for sharing.