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Stop Being So Passionate! 5 Tips to Make the Most of Your Enthusiasm

Preface: I don’t want you to actually stop being passionate. The title is meant to grab your attention. I ENCOURAGE you to be insanely passionate about everything and everyone you can. Truth: I have…

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Feeling Conquered? Read This…

This article was originally published on The Huffington Post. Life is WILD. We talk about how insanely busy we all are and it’s probably true for the most part (Netflix and pups all day doesn’t…

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Writing Your Own Story – Tips to Really Be the Author of Your Own Life

I was frustrated. I was tired. I wasn’t able to lift the last of my heavy power cleans and I was agitated about it. I had found myself, all week long in fact, feeling ‘off’ at the Crossfit gym and…

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Be Sheltered: Protecting Your Heart and Mind From Negativity

Growing up, my mom had one favorite go-to quote. “If I die tomorrow, Daff, you need to know how to do ______” (fill in the blank with any variety of life action verbs such a plan, learn, apply, pay,…

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6 Things I Did to Sabotage My Career and How I Fixed It

Being an entrepreneur is hard work. Being a young entrepreneur is even harder. In fact, being in any workplace as a young person can be extremely challenging when working alongside professionals…

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6 Small (But Important) Things I Did in 2015 to Be a Better Person

2015 was a phenomenal year for me and I hope you're saying the same. One of the most important thing I've learned, not only this year, but over the past few years, is that self-improvement is crucial…

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6 Siblings and 5 Valuable Lessons Learned

I'm number 3 (the best number of course) out of 6 children. Let that sink in. That is a LOT of children. As the years pass by, as we all get older and grow into the adults and citizens we were meant…

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5 Ways to Make Your Life More Positive

As we grow, we naturally become more in tune with the things and people that facilitate a safe, comfortable and empowered environment. Our experiences and interactions with people and situations give…

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4 Innovative Ways to Give Back

The act of giving back is timeless. With social media usage at an all time high, it makes it easy to not only educate yourself on who and what could use some help, but also how everyone else around…

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Why We Need to Stop Dreaming and Start Doing

I wrote this topic down months ago as something I really wanted to address. I knew, however, that the best words would only come during a time of abundant get-shit-done thoughts and lots of positive…

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When Technology Loses: 3 Things I Won’t Give Up

Technology is a beautiful reflection of how intelligent, foreword thinking and innovative the human race is. We create technology that saves lives and makes other components of our lifestyle so…

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Measuring Success: Why It’s Time for a Change

In a bustling society driven by technology and to-do lists, we tend to define our successes by how hard we work, what we have to show for it and what our next steps look like. For every individual,…

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What I Remember About Being Bullied

I had lice. It was embarrassing and it was gross but it was my third grade reality. Before I continue, however, I want to acknowledge the severity of my bullying history vs. the experiences of…

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5 Ways to Create More Love

Life is yin and yang. With good comes bad, with love comes hate and with positivity comes negativity. It only makes natural sense to accept both as routinely orders of energy in your life. The beauty…

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Prostitution and Prison: Vicious Cycle Must Stop

If you think prostitution is a choice, think again. As the activist Norma Ramos once said, "Prostitution is not the world's oldest profession — it's the world's oldest oppression." In Orlando,…

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Staying Happy During the Holidays

If you're anything like I am, you love the holidays. You enjoy the decorations, the food, the social events, the family time, the weather and everything else that goes hand in hand with the season.…

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Why We Need to Maintain Family Tradition

Tradition is one of the most beautiful ideologies we have created and experience as living and loving humans. There is no cookie cutter outline for what your tradition should look like, who you…

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7 Ways to Shorten the Distance Between You and Your Best Friends

My closest friends and I are separated by many miles, and while some are closer than others, we sometimes find it difficult to stay in touch throughout our hectic schedules. As we mature, we begin…

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3 Ways to Be a Better Entrepreneur

The struggles that come along with being an entrepreneur are real. There is an endless supply of positivity and pride that accompany the world of self-starters, but the stress and the barriers we…

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6 Must-Have Pieces of Advice for College Graduates

Leaving college and entering the workforce is both exciting and terrifying to say the least. The workforce is dramatically different from what it was 10, 20 and 30 years ago when our parents and…

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