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Greetings fellow bloggers, home-makers, the self-employed, job seekers,  and dog lovers. OK, everyone who works from home or really, really wants to telecommute. We all know the joy of the freedom to set our own hours, along with the thrill of procrastination. I think that’s my middle name; I wrote my grad school thesis in 38 hours, finished 40 minutes before I had to hand it in, but I did well. I work well under pressure. Some of you may be chuckling as you think about your day working in your peaceful, home office. You’re listening to the sofa beckoning for a nap. While I am all in favor of a daily snooze, (see The Fine Art of Napping) those 100 winks should be a break, not a daily standard or default mode disguised as work. So how do we do it? The creative souls and vital entrepreneurs working in sweats with unlimited cups of coffee? We set boundaries to stay productive and sane. What are these you ask? I’ve compiled a list of suggestions for you lovely peeps. A disclaimer if I may; this is but a random collection, a gathering of thoughts and ideas, some of which may…

How Toxic People Can Make You Better

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I love roses. Not as a flower, although they are beautiful, but as a metaphor. They are the perfect diagram of life, delicate, soft, beautiful and full of dewy promise, yet, there is a darker side, a sharp thorn that is destined to prick you and cause pain. Often, this can be true of those…

Categories: Awareness
Tags: Awareness, Healthy, Selfcare, Toxic

Chasing Dreams

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“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” ~C. S. Lewis We all have dreams. They begin as soon as we can see, imagine and want something out of life. For some, the path is clear and true while for most of us, we muddle through, trying on…

Categories: Awareness, Motivational / Inspirational
Tags: Dreams, Inspire, Motivate, Positive

Getting it Right in 2018

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"Don't sweat the small stuff." I keep hearing this in my mind, but sometimes the tiniest actions are done by others or myself, seriously influence how life plays out. Stress causes bad habits which can make or break your progress. A small freak out attack or the indulgence while you finish that last chore (and…

Categories: Motivational / Inspirational, Work/Life Balance
Tags: Habits, Healthy, Lifestyle, Mindful

Write Your Own Story

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This week started out pretty rough. I have some very bad habits, and they are NOT healthy. One of them is that I tend to look at other people, and imagine that their lives are easier and rosier than mine. As an only child, I grew up with a mother who loved me beyond compare…

Categories: Awareness
Tags: Awareness, Happiness Mindfulness, Life

Is There Wifi in the Woods?

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The 21st Century is a world that moves at a fast pace. Can’t be slow or you fall behind; we work longer, harder and try to tackle projects like circus jugglers. Life is relentless. Expectations that we have for ourselves (or that others perceive for us) are higher, and we are all struggling to keep…

Categories: Motivational / Inspirational

The MBB Essential Guide to Working at Home

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Work. It can be a real bummer unless you are living the exciting dream life of a parachuting photographer, alpine climber or a rock star. And then, you find your little niche as a freelancer. Writer, artist, designer, coder, whatever you do, you do it best at your home office. And the best benefit –…

Categories: Uncategorized, Work/Life Balance
Tags: Inspire, Organize, Work

C’mon Get “App-y”

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Every once in a while I decide to do some investigating on ways to make my life easier. I sometimes feel like a dinosaur in the age of smartphones, mobile apps, and Uber. So with much teeth pulling research and a little help from my smart and savvy kids, Morning Beans Blog is going to…

Categories: Reviews, Uncategorized
Tags: Apps, Organize, Reviews

Reality Check

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I am still yawning trying to this post written. Insomnia had a win last night, and I’m working on 100% caffeination and some long lost adrenaline. What is it about the middle of winter (and why is it so cold in South Florida) that keeps us in hibernation mode? It’s been over a week after…

Categories: Motivational / Inspirational
Tags: Motivation, Resolutions, Self Improvement

5 Ways to Keep Your Workspace Motivating

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Let’s get real peeps- nobody likes to work. And nobody wants to work in a cluttered, disorganized mess, which can be distracting. Since I am all about wellness and motivation (when I am inclined to be – hey, I’m human), let’s talk about ways to make your desk a center for your soul. OK, how…

Categories: Motivational / Inspirational, Work/Life Balance
Tags: Motivate, Wellness, Work

Sugar Babies by Mickey J. Corrigan

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Summary:  "A sugar daddy can make your money woes disappear overnight. But for sugar babies, life is like a chocolate covered time bomb: sweet on the outside, deadly on the inside." Young, beautiful, and hungry, Esme, Maire, and Niki want what every woman wants: love, work, safe shelter, the bills paid off, a diamond-studded Rolex…

Categories: Book Reviews
Tags: Book Review