5 Excuses Women Use to Put Their Needs Last — and Why They’re Total BS

by Maria Kubitz

Truth: You are never NOT the most important person in your life

Let’s cut the bullshit already. Our excuses are lame.

You, me, and so many other women DON’T take care of our needs. We constantly put ourselves last on the long list of people and things we take care of.

But our reasons why we don’t prioritize our needs can be summed up in five basic excuses. And they’re wrong.

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The Last Goal-Setting Advice You’ll Ever Need (Because this Method ACTUALLY WORKS)

by Maria Kubitz

"I'd really love to read ANOTHER goal-setting article this year" — said NO ONE EVER

Have you written yours yet? Placed them prominently on your fridge to get yourself psyched and ready to tackle them as soon as Friday rolls around? Are you giddy from the potent cocktail of excitement, hope and determination that they inspire in so many of us?

Go ahead. Soak up those good vibrations as much as you can. Because come January 1st, you’re sure as hell going to need all the mojo you can muster to have even the faintest chance of turning them into reality.

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5 Holiday Survival Strategies for the Highly-Sensitive Person

by Maria Kubitz

The #1 gift you can give your loved ones? A calmer, saner YOU

The holidays. Oh joy. (And yes, that was sarcasm you detected.) My children eagerly anticipate the months-long revelry that begins with the lead-up to Halloween and lasts all the way through the drunken hangover that is New Year’s.

I, on the other hand, dread all of it. Why? Let me take you on a brief tour of my awesome – but often tortured – mind.

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7 Heart-Centered Gifts for the Yogi in Your Life

by Samantha Pollack

Give and receive a gift that MATTERS (hint: it's not a gift card)

There’s something in the air this Christmas season.

And I don’t mean the vocal stylings of Bing Crosby, or the Salvation Army bells ringing on the corner. (Those things are in the air too. Obviously.)

I mean, this year, it seems like more people than ever are OVER the holidays. Like, the whole sense of obligation is just weighing us down.

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