Tag: Personal Growth

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3 Mindfulness Tips To Avoid Holiday Burnout

In my family, I’m the magic behind the holidays. Whether it’s searching for the perfect gift...

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Uncover Our Weekly Power Affirmation Phrase for a Chanc...

This fall and winter, we're empowering women with affirmations and caffeine — a beloved combin...

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Where's The Line Between Hustle And Entrepreneurship?

A quick search online about whether or not living the hustle life is entrepreneurship may leave...

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What It Means to Be a Woman in Progress

It was five years ago that Linda Lopez decided she had to make a change. It was her 35th birthda...

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4 Daily Things You Can Do For A Happier Life

Incredible things can happen when we choose to look at life through a lens of gratitude. Studies...

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“Thank You” Is The Best Answer for These 5 Life Sit...

“Thank you” is a powerful statement. It smooths interaction with people around you, and also...

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Simple Ways to Thank Your Loved Ones Based on Their Lov...

Everyone has their own love language or way of experiencing and receiving affection, and it exte...

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Her Podcast Helps Women Find Comfort in “Life After?...

When hardship occurs — be it a divorce, a loss of a loved one, an unexpected layoff at wor...

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The Best Steps For Learning How To Self-Love

Tell me something: How often do you tell yourself, "I love you"? Do you smile at yourself wh...

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How Can You Have It All When There's Always More?

When you are young, the notion of having it all seems more than possible. Strangely enough, in s...

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Life Lessons I Learned as a Former Teacher

Before I became a full-time writer, I was a teacher. I taught English as a Second Language to ki...

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How Anglers and Conservationists Are Pushing to Include...

When she gave birth to her daughter 22 years ago, Jen Davis never imagined her life — and diet...

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Connecting Women Over Motherhood and a Love for Running

Whitney Heins was 6 when she began running marathons. Sort of. Her father, an avid runner, would...

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4 Ways To Appreciate a Friend’s Success and To Stop F...

When a friend experiences a big moment — like snagging a dream job, getting engaged, or even w...

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Tips for Becoming a Better Listener

“When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.”  - Ernest Hemingway Active...

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There's Now a Naomi Osaka Barbie Doll

Children everywhere can play with Naomi Osaka right in their own homes: Mattel is releasing a Ba...

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These Pandemic Practices are Here to Stay in My Life

It’s safe to say that the pandemic has indeed changed the way we live. From the way we work to...

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How to Say No

Learning to say no was one of the best gifts I’ve ever given to myself. At the same time, it w...

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How Deleting And Restarting My Social Media Has Had A P...

Social media and I have a love-hate relationship. As a marketing professional who manages multip...

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How to Deal with Mean Girls: Finding the Meaning Behind...

Dealing with mean girls is something that every young woman has most likely had to face at one p...

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15 Life Lessons My Soldier Dad Has Taught Me

My father is the most magnificent person in my life. He is, and always has been, my biggest supp...

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The Girl Scout Network's Campfire Chats

We invite you to join the Girl Scout Network for two incredible upcoming Campfire Chats ! Mond...

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Ways to Enjoy Your Own Company

If you live alone, especially in a new state, you are probably now familiar with spending lots o...

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Third Grade Poem Day

Third Grade Poem Day Third grade was memorable for many reasons. It was the first time I starre...

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A Letter to My Younger BIPOC Immigrant Self

A Letter to My Younger BIPOC Immigrant Self My love, It’s okay to not look like everyone else...

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We Spoke to Céline Cousteau About How to Be Better Con...

Celine Cousteau — the granddaughter of famed explorer and conservationist Jacques-Yves Co...

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In Praise of Minimalism

My introduction to a minimalist lifestyle happened by necessity. In 2001, I was newlywed and a r...

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The Third Grade Soccer Game That Still Haunts Me

As a child, I was always very mild-mannered and eager to please. More than anything, I wanted ev...

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Improve Your Mental Health by Getting in Touch With Mot...

Psychological flexibility means “making contact fully with the present moment as a conscious h...

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She's Helping People Process Anxiety About Climate Change

For many of us, climate change is scary. The toll it takes on our mental health often isn’t ta...

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5 Environmentally-Friendly Changes I've Made in My Dail...

Growing up, I’ve been able to learn and witness so much about the importance of caring for our...

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My Real-Life Devil Wears Prada Moment

Like any starry-eyed college student, I had big dreams, and they came in the form of career stri...

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Asian American Women Leading the Fight to #StopAAPIHate

At the time, it was a shocking, unusual event at a middle school in the San Fernando Valley subur...

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The Golf Shot of a Lifetime

My ex-husband had a deep love for golf. A mostly sedentary fellow in his adult life and a white m...

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That Terrifying Time I Fell Off the Chairlift

What we learn from Erik Erikson’s theory of psychosocial development is that our main job as ch...

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How Learning To Stand Out Helped Me Fit In

When I was a kid, I was known as “the weirdo” at school. I wore things like overalls with st...

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9 Ways to Re-Use Your Takeout Containers

According to a study performed in April 2019 by the Foodservice Packaging Institute on Consumer...

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First Steps by Myself: Living Alone for the First Time

At 24 years old, I never truly felt like an adult. I mean, I left my hometown for college, I’v...

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Never Say These 7 Things to a Woman Who Goes Back to Sc...

Your friend has decided to go back to school. Whether she enrolled in college, entered a degree-...

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Reigniting Your Relationship Spark During a Pandemic

The pandemic has done one of two things when it comes to relationships. It’s either brought co...

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It's Time to Stop Pitting Women Against Each Other

I want to make one thing perfectly clear up top — I LOVE women. Starting with when I was a lit...

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Overcoming the Pandemic to Achieve Your Goals

Everyone has their own struggle, their own dreams, and their own stories. With everything going...

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Why Women's History Month Makes Me Think About My Legacy

Where do you see yourself in 10 years? It’s a question I’d often come across on college ap...

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Happiness Now: Stop Beating Yourself Up About Unrealist...

No one moves to New York City hoping to be average. Like an overwhelming number of New Yorkers,...

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Mental Health and Wellness Resources for Black Women

Last year was the year of racial reckoning throughout the nation. The Black community saw far to...

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How I Went Against My Culture and Left My Marriage

Deciding to leave a marriage is an incredibly difficult decision, whether you’ve been married f...

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Even Influencers Need Social Media Breaks, Too

Over a year ago, I made the decision to launch my own beauty blog on Instagram as an outlet to d...

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I Moved to a Foreign Country During the Pandemic

At the beginning of 2020, I was going through a divorce, had just been furloughed at my job, and...

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New Year, New You

On this page, you'll find all of the posts in CircleAround's month-long January series in which w...

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10 Powerful Affirmations for Those Turning 30

I turned 29 in 2020, and although it is not exactly a milestone, it got me thinking about how mu...

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7 Safe and Healthy Hobbies That Help You Step Away from...

Social distancing orders began in my state three days before I planned to embark on a two-week E...

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How a Routine Changed My Day-to-Day Life

When COVID first became a big issue and most people were told to work from home, I felt like a k...

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The Dangers of Hustle Culture: Why I Don’t Subscribe

Ever left an Instagram scroll spurt feeling … inadequate? Like what you’re doing in life isn...

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I Didn't Shower for 30 Days — Here's What I Learned

It was only Day 10, and yet the smell radiating from my armpits as I tossed around in my grimy s...

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Staying Healthy When Life Is Heavy

Life has been hard lately. There’s no doubt about that. Between the COVID-19 crisis, the upend...

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Grief: My Wise and Uninvited Teacher in 2020

The year 2020 has shaped up to be a challenging year for many, and a devastating year for many o...

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My Practical and Holistic Approach to Health

Creating a personalized wellness routine has always been a foreign and tricky concept for me. Af...

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Why Getting 'Ghosted' Is Great — and How to Handle It

Ghosting. First, you worry, wondering if they are okay. Maybe they had a death in the family or g...

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Why Now Is the Best Time to Reinvent Yourself

I think we can all say that 2020 has been one helluva year. Right from the get-go, I rang in New...

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Finding Joy When There Is None

My husband and I, having just lost our baby after years of trying and IVF, decided to jump in an...

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Celebrate Kindness on World Kindness Day and Learn How...

This post is part of a partnership between CircleAround , Tinkergarten, and Kindness.org. The fo...

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How to Increase Your Self-Confidence

Some people believe that either you're born with self-confidence or you're not. Growing up, I us...

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Want to Be Happy? Learn to Be Kind

We are in the middle of a pandemic, and it is easy to get absorbed in our misery. The problem ar...

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De-Twinning: Finding Myself, By Myself

Growing up as a twin, I shared nearly every moment and life milestone with my sister. We played o...

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The Canine Cure for Commitment Phobia

I am a bolter. The kind of person who gallops away at the first sign that something might gel in...

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5 Life Lessons from the Host of NPR's ‘Ask Me Another’

Getting in front of an audience can be nerve-racking for some, but for Ophira Eisenberg, a Canad...

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Women Supporting Women: The Power of Friendship

Growing up with two older sisters, I had the great opportunity to form a deep bond with women ri...

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Unleashing My True Colors: A Work in Progress

Born in South Africa, my father left his homeland in 1955 for Hollywood. A communications major a...

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How to Be Independent While in a Committed Relationship

My husband and I dated for 10 years before we got married. For six out of those 10 years, we liv...

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Empty Nest: Party of Two

Empty nest. Two words have never terrified me more in my life. In my alternate reality, it wasn?...

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“Diving In” After Age 50

If you asked me 10 years ago, I would have said that I missed the boat to many places in life. I...

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Love and Identity with Minda Harts

Minda Harts, author of The Memo and the founder of The Memo LLC — a career-development compan...

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Becoming the Best You: A Message to My Younger Self

Growing up, I was always a girl with big dreams of becoming a successful businesswoman. When it...

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Healing: Overcoming Adoption Trauma

“I need to tell you something,” I said to my boyfriend in 11th grade. “What?” Jeff asked...

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Relationship Advice I'd Give My Younger Self

I look back at my late teens and early 20s with fondness. Those years were spent creating unforg...

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Becoming a Graduate Student Changed My Life

Graduation day comes with a whirlwind of emotions. First you’re excited about where the world w...

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This Ballerina’s YouTube Series Is Perfect for Aspiri...

If you’ve been waiting for the right moment to purchase a tutu, now’s your moment: Professio...

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Life Advice I'd Give My Younger Self

As I get older, I often think about the decisions I’ve made in my life and how I would have do...

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From Broke Single Mom to Financial Educator

When we share our money stories and experiences, we provide an opportunity for others to recogni...

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