The Journey

Getting Rid of Collections & Increasing Your Credit Score


Collections. I’ve heard over the years that when you have accounts that have gone to collections you can negotiate and potentially settle the accounts for less than the amount.

Well, recently in working on a family project the running of our credit was required. In doing so, a couple of small collection accounts surfaced – four altogether. Continue reading

#SelfCare – What is Your Hair Saying?

It took me awhile, but I’ve learned the importance of taking care of me and, I found that I LOVE being pampered!

Most of us have come to the realization that we need take to time for ourselves and have adopted some type of self care or pampering routine — including downtime, body care, hair care, skincare, mental and emotional care, exercise and diet.

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Journey from Low Self-Esteem

Woman Having Metal Chain Around NeckThere is always so much going on, and if we’re not careful our esteem can take a hit – whether it’s the media, naysayers, self-sabotage or unhealthy relationships. What do you believe about yourself? Have you allowed someone to tell you who you are and who you are not? Continue reading

Stress & the Stoic

Release StressMy normal personality is cool, calm, collected – nothing really gets to me.

Well, in a recent doctor’s visit, I found out this is not always good.

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Appreciating Your Professional Circle

Professional CircleMany of you probably have professionals assisting you in accomplishing various tasks – whether it’s legal, real estate, accounting, insurance – personal or business. It’s great to have people who are experts in their field as a part of your life team.

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Don’t Forget to Have Fun!

img_0033Have you taken time to have fun lately?

Personally, I’m in serious mode a lot.  And right now, school is taking a lot of my time. But I’ve decided it’s important to make sure I continue to have time to relax — to make sure I’m not unduly stressed.

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Old Thinking vs ‘New’ Doors

IMG_20160229_153212Earlier this year, I was checking out a venue and this was on the bathroom door.

Without even checking the door, I went to reception to ask for the code to get in.  Guest what?  There was no code; it was already unlocked.

Things are not always as they appear.

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Don’t Be A Clone

Many times people run after the next shiny thing — copying what everyone else is doing . . .from standing in long lines overnight for the next greatest product to self-injury chasing Pokemon.  Apparently, the answer to the age-old question: ‘if Billy jumps off a 20-story building would you do it to’ is a resounding yes.

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Get Rid of the Holes . . . Void the Voids

Being a “yes” woman, repeated unhealthy relationships, workaholic tendencies . . .   These can be hardly noticeable patterns, and most times they develop because there’s something missing – a void.  However, the solution is almost never external.

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