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Gratitude - Giving Back

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Gratitude - Giving Back

It has always been my intention to grow my little business so that I could help other women by giving back. This is the first year I have achieved enough of my goals to make this happen. I chose Gratitude Soap as the product that would help me to give back to my community this year. This soap allows me to use the ends of my soap bars (that might otherwise be wasted) to create colorful balls of soap that decorate a brand new product: Gratitude Soap. It is lemon-scented and luxurious, but it's also just ....fun, creamy lathery --...

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How I Make My Soaps

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How I Make My Soaps

I get a lot of questions about this, so today we are going to talk about how I make my cold process soaps. I'm going to give you the quick and not-so-dirty version of the process here, and then show you a video of me in the studio making my new Walk in the Woods soap for 2019. Cold process soap making takes time, creativity, precision and a little elbow grease, especially for those large batches, like the one I am making in the video. What you need to know Here are the basics: Cold process soap making uses a...

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Did you know you can redesign your life? Even if you are over 40?

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Did you know you can redesign your life? Even if you are over 40?

I thought I would take some time to update you on what I have done over the last four and a half years to completely redesign my life in a way I never thought was possible. So much for those limiting beliefs we impose upon ourselves. Here's a tip: don't wait as long as I did to do all of the things you never thought were possible. Here's where I was right before I turned 40: • Working full-time and driving over an hour into a busy city to teach through our University grant program in 3 different city schools....

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7 Ways Planning, Organizing and Decluttering Led to Better Self Care in 2018

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7 Ways Planning, Organizing and Decluttering Led to Better Self Care in 2018

2018 has been a year of redesigning my life. It really has. Today, I wanted to share one of the unexpected changes I made that has probably had one of the biggest impacts on how I feel every day. Disclaimer: I have never, ever been good at planning or even using a calendar or planner. I may even have been known to have 5 planners going at once without ever looking at a single one with any kind of consistency. What I lacked in effort, I made up for in intention and constant overwhelm. That said,  with the amount of...

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What lights you up on your worst days?

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What lights you up on your worst days?

I do a lot of reflecting. In fact, I journal every morning and evening in my planner so that I am aware of the decisions I make each day, and how they affect me, affect my goals, my overall happiness, and the people around me. I taught a lesson recently on the importance of knowing your WHY (your reason behind) as it relates to writing and the choice of a college major to the students I still work with; I used the example of Simon Sinek's book and Ted Talk as a business comparison for my students, since many are...

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