A new approach to change in the New Year

A new approach to change in the New Year

New Year's resolutions have never been my thing. The pressure we put on ourselves to commit to change at the beginning of each year can be exhausting! And putting extra weight on our shoulders seems completely at odds with the whole idea of starting fresh especially after a busy holiday season.
 
In my search for an alternative to New Year's resolutions, I've had the pleasure of meeting business and life coach Jackie Dumaine. Jackie's straightforward approach to welcoming the New Year encourages people to transition toward living more satisfying lives. She suggests that autumn is a great season to start thinking about making changes for the upcoming year but you can start at any time.

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Top five tips to goal setting and planning a family

Top five tips to goal setting and planning a family

Making the right decision about careers, partners and having a family are hot topics of conversation among people I know, both women and men. Regardless of age, the list of life changing decisions we are faced with seem to go on and on! 

Our hopes, dreams and fears affect the decisions we make, and the uncertainty surrounding life plans can be overwhelming, not to mention a huge stressor in our lives. There's no denying that ideas proposed in the worldwide phenom The Secret are pretty amazing - being able to manifest the life you desire by using the laws of attraction sounds perfectly simple in theory. But in practice, having it all (whatever that means to you) may seem completely unattainable, especially if you are going through a difficult time or transition at work or in your personal life. Many of us question how you get started creating the life you want...

Goal setting can be beneficial for a number of reasons, including helping prioritize things that are important to you and giving you something to strive for and achieve. Being in a serious relationship and having a family will change your life, and adding these milestones to your list of goals could help determine when the timing is right for you. Listening to the experiences of others and learning from their and our own past mistakes can also be helpful, especially if we are empathetic and can set aside our judgments.

Below are five tips for goal setting and planning a family.

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Five important questions to ask yourself if you're thinking about starting a family

Five important questions to ask yourself if you're thinking about starting a family

I have found that a common topic of conversation among women that are interested in having children is: when is it the right time to start a family? The short answer is that it will be different for everyone. Here are five questions that, when answered, may help you make a decision that's right for you.

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