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If You Know Someone Who’s Graduating, Show Them This…

May 11, 2015

It’s graduation season, and if you’ve got kids or nieces or nephews who are finishing school, be prepared to sit through a lot of speeches in overheated auditoriums. You’ll hear some that are packed with cliches. There will be lots of talk about potential and promise and the future. But if you’re looking for a refreshing twist on the traditional graduation speech, check out this one from Kid President. It encourages you to “Be your own Beyonce” along with other sage advice. Now this is a graduation speech that won’t leave you struggling to keep your eyes open.

If You Love Taylor Swift and Want to Happy Cry, Watch This

May 05, 2015

I love Taylor Swift and also love people who accomplish their dreams, so this video’s got me happy crying like you wouldn’t believe. Watch as a dancer calls his mom to tell her he booked a world tour. But not just any world tour. He’s going to be hitting the road with Taylor Swift as part of her 1989 tour. His mom’s reaction is priceless. Dare you to watch it and not tear up. It’s okay, just tell your co-workers you swear someone’s chopping onions in the kitchen.

Looking for a More Inspired Morning Routine?

May 04, 2015

 

If you’re like me, mornings can best be described as organized chaos. You’re trying to eat breakfast, chug a cup of coffee, answer e-mails, and more. If you’ve got kids, this process becomes at least ten times more hectic. Needless to say, a routine like this isn’t exactly zen, nor is it particularly inspiring. That’s why I’m always trying to improve my mornings, and love reading about how successful people begin their day. I recently read an article that gives some great insight about how people like fashion designer Tory Burch or president of Starbucks Michelle Gass start their mornings.

For one thing, it seems like exercise is a common thread. From tennis to a brisk walk around the neighborhood, the women featured in the article all seem to agree that a workout before delving into the day is beneficial. The other thing I noticed was that these successful people aren’t hitting snooze 12 times and then racing out the door. They get up early and set aside time for meditation, reading, or catching up on e-mails. As much as I love to sleep in, it’s definitely something to consider. Life really does feel better when you’re not in fast forward mode as soon as your day starts.

If you’re looking to make your mornings more peaceful, check out the article on how entrepreneurs and other famous people do it here.

Want to Lose Weight? Super, Super Busy? Read This!

March 30, 2015

For many of us, getting in shape is a priority. Whether it’s losing some weight or just toning up, it’s something that’s important, especially with bathing suit season looming ahead. Butttt then you have to factor in full-time jobs, families, and other responsibilities, and sometimes eating well and exercising get pushed to the bottom of the “To Do” list. When this happens, it’s easy to adopt an “all or nothing” mentality. If I can’t get to the gym three times a week, then it’s okay to just call the whole thing off, right? I just read this article from People.com that gave some great (and practical) tips for people who want to get into shape but can’t devote their whole life to hours of exercise each day and eating only lettuce for lunch.

You can check out the article here. It’s focus on taking small steps to live healthier seems like a much more reasonable approach for those of us who have a lot to balance.

— Lauren the web girl

Now THIS Would Inspire Me To Get on the Treadmill

March 18, 2015

The treadmill is not my most favorite thing in the world. In fact it’s one of my least favorite activities, and I’m great at coming up with excuses to avoid it. But when I saw this video, featuring dancer/choreographer Carson Dean doing an amazing routine to “Uptown Funk” on the treadmill, I changed my tune a little bit. Of course if I tried this, I would be flat on my face and crying within 30 seconds. But, WOW. This is impressive. Check it out below: