Achieving Goals


6 Ways to Cope With Being a Foster Kid

If you’re a foster kid – or even a foster parent – my tips for dealing with feelings of helplessness, shame, and loneliness will help you cope. It’s hard to be in foster care, even when your foster homes are supportive, your foster parents kind, and the system good to you.

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10 Things You Need to Know About Moving to Africa

Yes, you should move to Africa! I lived in Nairobi, Kenya for 3 years – and I don’t regret a minute of it. Here are 7 mistakes to avoid when you’re moving to Africa, 3 tips from expats living overseas, and a list of things to take to the African continent. Moving to Africa was […]


7 Tips for Finding a Mentor to Help You Succeed at Work

You’ll find business success faster and more interesting if you learn how to find a mentor at work. Scaling upwards is easier when you have a hand up – and when you help your mentor succeed at work, too. These tips for finding and starting a mentoring relationship will help you achieve your life and […]

How to Find a Business Mentor to Help You Succeed at Work

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How to Be With a Boyfriend Who Isn’t Ambitious or Motivated

You love your boyfriend, but he has no goals or motivation for his future. Here’s how to be in a relationship with a guy who isn’t ambitious about work, school, or anything important in life. I was inspired to share my tips for a reader who asked for advice about her boyfriend. He isn’t ambitious or interested […]


How to Deal With Performance Anxiety and Play Your Best

These five tips on how to deal with anxiety will calm your spirit. Performance anxiety is a common problem for musicians; not only does it prevent us from playing our best on stage, it robs us from the joy of performing music. And yes, we should be enjoying the time we spend playing music for […]

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4 Foolproof Blogging Tips for Women Over 40 – Day 4

When I started blogging eight years ago, I jumped right in without thinking twice. Here are my most important blogging tips, geared towards women over 40 who are just beginning to blog. In Everything But the Posts: Tips, Advice, and Templates From a Blogger Who Has Been in Your Shoes, Becca Ludlum gives you tips […]


How to Blog: Best Practices and Resources – Day 3

Learning how to blog is an ongoing process – and it’s much easier when you get these “best practices” under your belt. Blogging, social media, website design, and content creation are new to us women in midlife! We didn’t grow up on smart phones and iPads, and the learning curve can be steep. Speaking of […]

How to Blog Best Practices and Resources

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Overcoming Obstacles When You’re Starting a Blog – Day 2

Congratulations – you decided to start blogging! Here are several tips for overcoming the obstacles you will inevitably face. Starting a blog is fun and challenging…but it can also be frustrating and annoying. I’m always reading a book about blogging or search engine optimization; currently, I have Content Rules: How to Create Killer Blogs, Podcasts, […]