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7 fun holiday traditions to make the season sparkle

7 fun holiday traditions to make the season sparkle

December 13, 2018

The last month of the year is busy. With all the holiday parties, dinners, shopping, baking, wrapping, and celebrating, it’s easier than you think to succumb to exhaustion. But, instead of getting rattled by all the things you have on your plate, take a little time to find joy in the season. After all, part of living a full life is appreciating the small moments and focusing on the positive aspects of your life. 

The last month of the year is busy. With all the holi...
The last month of the year is busy. With all the holiday parties, dinners, shopping, baking, wrapping, and celebrating, it's easier than you think to...
The last month of the year is busy. With all the holiday parties, dinners, shopping, baking, wrapping, and celebrating, it's easier than you think to succumb to exhaustion. But, instead of getting rattled by all the things you have on your plate, take a little time to find joy in the season. After all, part of living a full life is appreciating th...
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Ask yourself,

Ask yourself, "What's the best that could happen?"

December 6, 2018

Society has a checklist of things we’re expected to do — graduate high school, go to college, find a job, get married, etc. And many of us feel the need to check off the boxes on that list before we can say we’re successful.

Society has a checklist of things we’re expected to...
Society has a checklist of things we’re expected to do — graduate high school, go to college, find a job, get married, etc. And many of us feel th...
Society has a checklist of things we’re expected to do — graduate high school, go to college, find a job, get married, etc. And many of us feel the need to check off the boxes on that list before we can say we’re successful....
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Get up. You're OK. Don't stop.

Get up. You're OK. Don't stop.

November 29, 2018

After finishing up with a client project at Siegfried, I found myself with a little more free time. To make the most of that (and the fact that Siegfried supports our community service efforts), I logged onto Hands on Charlotte, an organization I already volunteer with, and searched their calendar of events. 

After finishing up with a client project at Siegfried...
After finishing up with a client project at Siegfried, I found myself with a little more free time. To make the most of that (and the fact that Siegfr...
After finishing up with a client project at Siegfried, I found myself with a little more free time. To make the most of that (and the fact that Siegfried supports our community service efforts), I logged onto Hands on Charlotte, an organization I already volunteer with, and searched their calendar of events.  ...
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Thank you really is magic

Thank you really is magic

November 22, 2018

Until a few years ago, I placed myself solidly in the “Christmas is the best holiday of the year” camp. For me, Thanksgiving was a stop on the way to Cookieville and Christmas Tree Town. But, as the promise of new toys became less interesting, I realized that Thanksgiving has its own kind of magic. It’s slow and subtle, but Thanksgiving reminds us all to stop and say thank you. To be grateful for what we have and what others give us. (And of course, to eat lots of mashed potatoes.)

Until a few years ago, I placed myself solidly in th...
Until a few years ago, I placed myself solidly in the "Christmas is the best holiday of the year" camp. For me, Thanksgiving was a stop on the way to...
Until a few years ago, I placed myself solidly in the "Christmas is the best holiday of the year" camp. For me, Thanksgiving was a stop on the way to Cookieville and Christmas Tree Town. But, as the promise of new toys became less interesting, I realized that Thanksgiving has its own kind of magic. It's slow and subtle, but Thanksgiving reminds us...
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Make your heart sing by finding your

Make your heart sing by finding your "micro-motives"

November 15, 2018

I think it’s safe to say that we all want to enjoy our lives. We want to feel passionate, inspired, and we want our hearts to sing. Well, guess what? You can find out just what makes your heart sing by judging others.

I think it's safe to say that we all want to enjoy ou...
I think it's safe to say that we all want to enjoy our lives. We want to feel passionate, inspired, and we want our hearts to sing. Well, guess what? ...
I think it's safe to say that we all want to enjoy our lives. We want to feel passionate, inspired, and we want our hearts to sing. Well, guess what? You can find out just what makes your heart sing by judging others....
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What happens after you play the blame game?

What happens after you play the blame game?

November 8, 2018

We’ve all done it. A moment goes wrong and we start to point a finger or two at something (or someone) and lay the damage at their door. Or, we blame ourselves, jumping to the worst conclusions about our abilities.  

We’ve all done it. A moment goes wrong and we start...
We’ve all done it. A moment goes wrong and we start to point a finger or two at something (or someone) and lay the damage at their door. Or, we blam...
We’ve all done it. A moment goes wrong and we start to point a finger or two at something (or someone) and lay the damage at their door. Or, we blame ourselves, jumping to the worst conclusions about our abilities.  ...
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Make peace with the fact that not everyone will like you

Make peace with the fact that not everyone will like you

November 1, 2018

Worrying about whether or not other people like you can be an anxiety-ridden waste of time. You’re never going to be everyone’s favorite person, so why do so many of us keep trying to change what makes us, us?

Worrying about whether or not other people like you c...
Worrying about whether or not other people like you can be an anxiety-ridden waste of time. You’re never going to be everyone’s favorite person, s...
Worrying about whether or not other people like you can be an anxiety-ridden waste of time. You’re never going to be everyone’s favorite person, so why do so many of us keep trying to change what makes us, us?...
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The secret to lagom: the Swedish art of living a balanced, healthy life

The secret to lagom: the Swedish art of living a balanced, healthy life

October 25, 2018

For a long time, I was mildly curious in hygge, the Danish concept of recognizing a moment as special or charming. I kept meaning to look it up and find out more, but never did. Instead, while browsing the shelves at a local Target, I saw a book called Lagom.

For a long time, I was mildly curious in hygge, the D...
For a long time, I was mildly curious in hygge, the Danish concept of recognizing a moment as special or charming. I kept meaning to look it up and fi...
For a long time, I was mildly curious in hygge, the Danish concept of recognizing a moment as special or charming. I kept meaning to look it up and find out more, but never did. Instead, while browsing the shelves at a local Target, I saw a book called Lagom....
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Fake motivation still pays the bills

Fake motivation still pays the bills

October 18, 2018

It was during a particularly bad slump of feeling unproductive and dissatisfied with how I was spending my time, that I discovered I had been asking the wrong questions and misdiagnosing my problem. Instead of asking why I wasn’t motivated, I should have been asking in what ways can I find motivation?

It was during a particularly bad slump of feeling unp...
It was during a particularly bad slump of feeling unproductive and dissatisfied with how I was spending my time, that I discovered I had been asking t...
It was during a particularly bad slump of feeling unproductive and dissatisfied with how I was spending my time, that I discovered I had been asking the wrong questions and misdiagnosing my problem. Instead of asking why I wasn’t motivated, I should have been asking in what ways can I find motivation?...
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Telling strangers you’re an accountant, and other ways to find humility

Telling strangers you’re an accountant, and other ways to find humility

October 11, 2018

I believe that the universe always gives what I need if I just know where to look. And being stereotyped as “not cool” is just one way we accountants have been gifted the tools for a successful and happy life! That gift is humility.

I believe that the universe always gives what I need ...
I believe that the universe always gives what I need if I just know where to look. And being stereotyped as “not cool” is just one way we accounta...
I believe that the universe always gives what I need if I just know where to look. And being stereotyped as “not cool” is just one way we accountants have been gifted the tools for a successful and happy life! That gift is humility....
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