Telandria Boyd-Johnson

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52 Good Morning Meditations that Will Calm the Chaos in Your Life

<i>It’s not what you say to everyone else that determines your life; it’s what you whisper to yourself that has the greatest power.</i>The happiness of your …

The Four Keys to Effective Practice

Practice is an important factor in mastering any skill. You want the hours you put in to be as effective as possible so you can improve steadily. …

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This Sentence Will Help Guide Your Career

What do you want out of your career? Think beyond job titles and salary. Focus on the overarching vision for your professional life -- the work that is going to make you happy and fulfilled. Now, describe the entirety of that vision in just a few words. Not so easy, right?<p>This is a topic that …

LinkedIn Just Rolled Out A Redesign—Here’s How To Clean Up Your Profile

Now that LinkedIn has a new look, it’s time to update your account–starting with these four cuts.<p>With its largest desktop redesign ever, LinkedIn is fighting the good fight against distraction. The 2017 updates make for less clutter across the platform and a more focused experience on every front, …

The 5 Secrets of Today's Billionaires (And What They Have to Teach You About Producing More With Less) | Inc.com

The world today is different in many ways, one key way is how the most successful business leaders have learned to break the chain between one hour of time worked and one unit of value created.<p>Time cards and grueling days don't help business leaders create value. We create value by what we do with …

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28 Organizations That Empower Black Communities

The resistance starts here.<p>Time and time again, black Americans have often come together in vulnerable times through mobilization.<p>From the Black Panther Party to the Civil Rights Movement, there have been a number of organizations and movements that have fought to remind the nation that we too are …

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13 Black History Books That Belong on Every Kid’s Bookshelf

We’ve shared the films you should watch in honor of Black History Month and the books to add to your to-be-read list, but celebrating the African-American achievements and the struggle for civil rights shouldn’t be a solo affair. Today, we’re sharing children’s books that honor the legacy of …

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5 Reasons Why Non-Digital Time Management Is More Productive

As technological innovation marches forward in so many aspects of life, there is a movement gaining momentum to return to the past in search of something important that progress may have left behind.<p>No, you can’t beat the convenience of streaming and digitized music, but the listening experience …

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5 Mantras to Help You Become Calm and Confident

Can one simple phrase actually make a difference in your life? According to Sherianna Boyle, the answer is most definitely yes. She is the author of</i> …

Mothering Ourselves {aka radical self love}

<i>Sofia Rose Smith in Death Valley, photo by Sammy Lyon</i><p>Years ago, I had heard Alexis Pauline Gumbs {who is brilliant} talk about the practice of "mothering ourselves." Now and again {and especially around Mother's Day} this phrase pops into my head. <b>What does it mean to mother ourselves?</b><p>Today as I …

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How to Sew a Basic Tee in Less Than 30 Minutes

The best thing about learning the basics of sewing is that you can create your own pieces any time you want with any color or fabric you want. No matter what you’re dreaming about, you can create it. That expensive silk kimono you saw in a boutique once? You can make it! And the colorful crop top …

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25 'superfoods' you should be eating more of right now

Ever wondered what people mean when they say you should eat more superfoods?<p>You're not alone. As it turns out, there's no legal or medical definition for what counts as a "superfood." Nutritionists and public-health experts rarely use the term.<p>But that doesn't mean it's completely bogus. In fact, …

17 Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes You Never Hear

While best known for his "I Have a Dream" speech, King's legacy included much more than that.<p>If any of you are around when I have to meet my day, I don't want a long funeral. And if you get somebody to deliver the eulogy, tell them not to talk too long. Every now and then I wonder what I want them …

How to Make Pour-Over Coffee

A step-by-step video<p>Not too heavy and not too light, the pour-over produces a cup of coffee that in Starbucks partner Chris Smith’s words, “is just …

Here's What 15 Relationship Experts Want to Teach You About Love

<i>Relationships don’t look like they used to (and that's a good thing). But what does it honestly take to make a modern romance work? As part of</i> …

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Purpose at Work: It Comes from Within

Over the last few years a lot has been written about making jobs “purposeful.”Reid Hoffman just posted an article about the importance of purpose, …

9 Ways To Reclaim Your Happiness In Whatever You Do

Its the age of virtual living; you could easily feel defeated and depressed by just watching some pictures of your friends holidaying in an exotic …

12 books that will help you build the career you want

It doesn't matter. Because no matter where you're at in your career, you could always be doing better. (Although, you're choosing to read this article, so I can assume you're already doing pretty well for yourself.)<p>I rounded up 12 books that you should read to advance your career.<p>Each one focuses …

4 Self-Defeating Attitudes That Stand in the Way of Happiness

<b>“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.” ~Unknown</b><p>I grew up believing that nothing I did was ever good enough, and this is something that I still …

Why Gratitude Makes You a Happier Person

<i>“Stop pitying yourself, people have it worse, you should be grateful.”</i> You’ve probably heard this before, and it’s some of the most cliché, unhelpful …

The Life-Changing Power of Positive Ritual

Spiritual ritual takes many forms. If you're Catholic, you might think of Communion. If you're Buddhist, you might think of meditation. And so on and so forth. Among other things, these activities give people a way to "practice" their faith and stay focused. Such rituals have always fascinated …

Here’s How Giving Up Facebook Could Make You Happier

Our Facebook feeds are filled with happy posts and smiling faces, from vacation photos to engagement announcements to news of a promotion. But does …

Why Centering Prayer Is Not Christian Prayer

Posted by CONNIE ROSSINI on Tuesday Nov 17th, 2015 at 10:03 AM<p><b>COMMENTARY: The teaching of the saints on prayer, constantly promoted by the Church, is</b> …

Understanding the Real Cost of Nonprofit Work

We know that our government depends on nonprofit organizations to sustain critical portions of our safety net through services like shelters, health clinics and foster youth programs. But a recent Urban Institute report highlights the significant challenges nonprofits in California face when …

The Scientific Secrets of What Makes a Happy Home

<i>Home</i>. The very word conjures up all sorts of warm and fuzzy feelings. But you've surely noticed that some people's houses feel more <i>homey</i> than others. They say you can't put happiness in a bottle -- and yet recent research reveals plenty of ways to boost joy based on where you buy, how you renovate, …

4 Important Personal Habits for a More Productive Life

Let's be real: productivity is difficult. You get motivated, you set goals, you put systems and routines in place... but reality doesn't seem to …