Are You A Ship Stuck In Harbor?

" A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for". - John A. Shedd Have you ever had a goal or a dream that scared you so much, it seemed impossible to reach? Perhaps you didn’t feel good enough or smart enough to accomplish it. Maybe you felt like...

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How Ambition Made Me A Better Mom

WRITTEN BY LILY UGBAJA Who is a mother? What is her purpose, her higher calling? I thought I had all the answers 3 years ago until suddenly I didn’t. We were on our way back home from church that sunny Sunday afternoon when my 2 year old threw a major tantrum. It was...

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How Self Growth Transformed My Marriage

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” - Anais Nin Holy moly, you guys. I am on the verge of joyful tears as I write this post today. This weekend, my husband returned home from a 4-day work trip....

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Millennial Mama: Becoming Me

This year has been a year of MASSIVE change for me and my family. Not only have I created and launched a business AND a blog while staying at home with my babies, internally, I am not the same person I was last fall. Not by miles. My emotions and thoughts are...

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Giving Yourself Permission To Be Great

No one really wants to be ordinary. Whether we acknowledge it or not, we all yearn to be different. To stand out. But in a way, that makes us all the same... doesn't it? For as long as I can remember, I've always felt this divine awareness that I'm meant to do...

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I Wasn’t Made For This, But I’m Gonna Kick A** Anyway

Somewhere along the way, someone told us that because we are women and we are physically capable, we are supposed to have children. We are supposed to feel fulfilled and complete once we become mothers, because it's our purpose. It's what we're made for. But what if...

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Beauty Lessons From A Fitting Room

When I was 27, I opened a lingerie boutique that specialized in bra and undergarment fittings. I had about 8 years of experience under my belt prior to that, so it was clearly something I was passionate about and enjoyed. Throughout my career as a bra fitter, I fit...

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Doing The Zig While Everyone Zags.

Mark Twain once said, "Don't let schooling interfere with your education". I love this quote and believe in it's message whole-heartedly... perhaps because I'm a high-school dropout, or maybe because I am creative-minded. Either way, it will mean something different...

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Brilliantly Brave

Do you dare to speak your mind? to be challenged? to be wrong? to believe in yourself? to pursue happiness? I do. But, a year ago I didn’t. A year ago I didn't know who I was. I was just a full time stay at home mom raising two littles, and life seemed to just be...

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Letting Go Of A Toxic Lifestyle

I was 22 when I experienced my first real moment of self-awareness. I've had several other "aha!" moments since then, but this was my first - and by far the most substantial. Throughout my high school years and into my twenties, I found it difficult to make decisions....

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Meet Bex

Wife, mama, writer, blogger, serial entrepreneur. Enjoys red wine, a clean kitchen, and moments of silence. Obsessed with flatlay photography. Self-improvement & growth mindset junkie. Believes life's to short to lie to yourself about anything.

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