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‘The Pie Life’: Samantha Ettus Teaches You How to Juggle the Contemporary Woman’s Life

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Win a copy of The Pie Life: A Guilt-Free Recipe for Success and Satisfaction by Samantha Ettus below! For most of us ladies, getting up and going to work every morning is a way of life. Whether that means you’re single and working overtime to pay your rent or mortgage, or you’re married sharing half of the bills with your significant other, or you’re the one in the household bringing in the bulk of the income supporting you, your spouse and your kid(s). And let’s be honest, once you add children into the mix, the stress levels skyrocket. So how do you balance work life with a hectic home life and ensure success and satisfaction for you and your family? Samantha Ettus…

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Spartan Up! How Lewis Howes Discovered His Own Greatness

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After a devastating injury sidelined Lewis Howes‘ dream to play professional football and landed him on his sister’s couch, he knew there had to be another path awaiting him. With a clear vision of where he wanted to be, Howes set out to build an empire. And he accomplished it in one year’s time. Howes talks with Spartan Up’s Joe De Sena, founder and CEO of Spartan Race, about building a million-dollar business based on The School of Greatness, discovering a love for handball and his determination to make it to the Olympics. For more, watch the Podcast above. ABOUT SPARTAN UP! THE PODCAST: Every day, Joe De Sena, founder and CEO of Spartan Race and a New York Times bestselling author, inspires millions of people…

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4 Ways Being a Writer Teaches You to be a Better Person

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I used to say, “I fooled people into thinking I was nice.” I’m not a classically “nice” person. I’m blunt, I’m impatient, I’m selfish and I’m judgmental. In short, I’m very, very human. I consider myself tremendously blessed to be a writer. Why? Because every day I spend writing is day I spend learning to be a better human. I can look around now, after years of writing, and realize—with more than bit of shock—that I’m really not fooling people anymore. The traits I used to pretend to have are now ones that come—more and more—with habitual ease, and all because the habits and mindsets I’ve developed in an effort to improving my writing have in turn improved all other…

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Haul-a-day 32: Self Improvement

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Getting ready to make some New Year’s resolutions? Don’t know exactly what to resolve? Here are a quartet of books that can help you decide how to change your life for the better and stick to it, too. A motivational speaker offers some tips on how to access and give heed to your inner guide A guide for “gutsy” women to live ecstatic and fulfilling lives A handbook for following your heart, a skill on which many of us can brush up Stories of personal growth and physical health through yogic practice After all, we all want to change, the only question is how.  

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What Oprah knows for sure — in her own voice

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When Oprah speaks, people listen. Perhaps that’s what makes the unabridged audiobook version of Oprah Winfrey’s latest offering, What I Know for Sure (Macmillan Audio, 2014), stand apart from other audio presentations. The book (and audiobook) is a collection of 14 years of monthly columns written by Winfrey for O magazine. Read in the author’s trademark rich, mellifluous voice, the columns are observations about life, and what she knows for sure about fulfilling one’s potential and achieving a meaningful existence.   It was an innocent question asked during a 1998 interview by the late film critic Gene Siskel that spurred Winfrey on the lifelong exploration that would lead to the column. “Tell me,” Siskel asked, “what do you know for sure?”…

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