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I am a woman obsessed. You know how it is – even as functioning adults, we all go through that intense worry over a quiet coffee – “who am I - really?” We are always trying to “find” ourselves, our place in the world hierarchy, even if that world is inside your own house. Well, after some serious contemplation, I am going to share some secrets with you. First, most of us don’t have a clue. That’s right. We let society, friends, media show us different sides of who we should be, but neglect the call from deep in our selves. Next, I’m letting you in on my little ways that I use to find my true self. Oh, I know who I really am, as do you, but we are ever evolving. So my lovelies, sit back, pour another coffee, and learn a new habit.

Life has a way of spinning out of control faster than you can blink. A million voices (both in and out ... [Continued]

3 Tips to Find Your Zen

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Find your happy balance...mine is between hippie chick and goth girl.

Growing up I was different. I wasn’t sure how but I knew it to be true. I spent the early years in a happy bubble of neighborhood kids, all the different cultures nonexistent as we laughed on the swings and ran around the grassy areas. I think I was happy. But then, I went to school. I wasn’t like the others. I only had a mom, and even though I knew my father had passed away, the kids were pretty mean. Some of the teachers were too. So, I retreated. Like a turtle, I burrowed deep inside myself and focused on what I felt made me safe and happy.

In middle school, we moved and again I was faced with unyielding peers, who had more, were more or at least seemed “more.” I spent 7th and 8th grade trying to it in, and I worried... [Continued]

Simple Habits to Get Your Time Back

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Simple Habits to Get Your Time Back (Tips from a former procrastinator)

Ever feel like there’s never enough time in the day to get everything done? Or like you blink and it’s time to make supper?

My name is Denise, and I’m a recovering procrastinator. I can remember a time just a few years ago, where I’d spend all morning cooking oatmeal and watching Pretty Little Liars. Suddenly it was past noon, and I’d gotten nothing achieved yet. I had to take control of my time if I wanted to get everything done. It meant and giving up the following:

Mindlessly scrolling through Facebook posts that I do not care about whatsoever;

Signing up for half a dozen e-mail lists;

Ignoring all the e-mails I receive from various e-mail lists;

Searching my inbox for that e-mail I actually need for something;

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Inspiration for today...

Coffee image 26 "There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul."

Ella Wheeler Wilcox


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The Benefits of Being Bored Comment By: Barb
A step back is always good


The Benefits of Being Bored Comment By: MorningBeans
Barb, that's true. It lets you breathe and take a look at what's really there in you path - good or


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Yes to everything. Sometimes I think I want to be distracted.


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Reaching Your Goals: Commitment vs. Interest Comment By: Ilana
Thanks for the inspiration! Commitment is what helps us succeed at the end of the day and with your


3 Tips to Find Your Zen Comment By: Rhonda Swan
Lots of great value here. Way to live unstoppable!


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Welcome to Morning Beans. Grab a cup of your favorite coffee, pull up a chair, and let's chat! I'm Helene and I am many things: writer, artist, mother, daughter, wife and friend. I write for all of us: the overworked homemaker, the executive goddesses, the poets, artists, and the wild hearted women

I believe life is about living your dreams, and sharing your story. And we all have stories. It's about being human and sometimes fallible.

Come visit often, and let my words move you, motivate you, and make you smile.

I believe in the power of words, in colorful conversations (often with strangers) and in the bright spark of friendship.

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