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The Secret to Productivity: Make an Alter-Ego. Get Sh*t Done.

    If you’ve ever switched on the OWN channel or found yourself on Pinterest looking up motivational quotes, you might have seen one Iyanla Vanzant. Born into a family fighting poverty, and raised in harrowing circumstances the likes of which would make your spine curl, her life is a tale of belief, conviction, and courage. She didn’t let circumstance stop her. In fact, Iyanla … Continue reading The Secret to Productivity: Make an Alter-Ego. Get Sh*t Done.

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11 Habits of Happy Women

It’s my job to broadcast the habits of happy women. I’m a cancer survivor, speaker, and writer, and I’m incredibly fulfilled by all three roles. But I’m not going to pretend I’m always happy (a pressure cancer survivors can especially relate to!), or even that I’m always in love with myself. But I am, luckily, always in love with life. Good or bad days, I … Continue reading 11 Habits of Happy Women

Work Life Balance: How to Create A Happy and Productive Daily Routine

Ours is a society and generation obsessive about the work-hard-hustle-get-shit-done attitude. It’s new. It’s trendy. It’s everywhere: on coffee mugs, punctuating Pinterest boards, even framed into office wall decor. But some days, the mere idea of being that relentless about the rise-and-grind is just too much, and no amount of gold glitter font will change that. Thankfully, a lifestyle in which your physical, mental and … Continue reading Work Life Balance: How to Create A Happy and Productive Daily Routine

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The Ultimate Rules To Living A Happier Life

  You’ve come here looking for ways to live a happier life. We cannot find happiness unless we’re honest about it. If you’ve never read HerAfter, know this: we believe in every single individual’s (YOU) ability to create a happy, meaningful life. These articles are here to help you do just that. We shared one lesson per day over the course of a week. Do … Continue reading The Ultimate Rules To Living A Happier Life

To the person who googled “How To Explain That Cancer Haunts You”…

To the person who found this site by searching “How to explain that cancer haunts you”, I’d like to offer this love letter: Dear searcher, I call you searcher because you are, in fact, searching. You are obviously and with your entire heart searching for answers, for clarity, for resources like this website, and for a way forward. I believe searching is one of life’s … Continue reading To the person who googled “How To Explain That Cancer Haunts You”…

Your Best Self: How to ASK Yourself Into Awareness

The desire to become your best self and reach your highest potential is a buzz-worthy topic as of late, while self-help heroes take over Instagram feeds and are self-publishing their ideas. And this is very good news for a culture in multitudes of turmoil, because bringing about social change starts with personal change. The more we can share tips and advice on how a person can … Continue reading Your Best Self: How to ASK Yourself Into Awareness

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Creating a Fulfilling Life: You Already Have Everything You Need

A friend came to me with her woes rolled up into her sleeve, hidden in the folds at the elbow and out of her way so her hands could work. She showed discomfort fueled by discontent more than indignation. It’s that “is there something more?” look. She had that feeling we all have from time to time, as if trapped, when the soul longs to stretch outward, … Continue reading Creating a Fulfilling Life: You Already Have Everything You Need

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The Deadly Game of Comparing Yourself to Others

Waking up early, 6:30am to be exact, to get in a morning run before sitting down for another day’s work. Probably much like you, I’ve been inspired by the habits of extremely productive people, and have taken on this early morning workout as a tool to help me be my best. The only risk I run, besides the snooze button, is the possibility of working … Continue reading The Deadly Game of Comparing Yourself to Others

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4 Signs You Aren’t Living Your Purpose

The idea of living your purpose might be a motivating force, but how can you tell if you are? Purpose comes in many forms: it presents itself in the moment, as opportunities to bring light and joy to the people and situations immediately around you. It unfolds in longer spans of time, defining periods of your life and your personal growth through challenges overcome and ambitions realized. … Continue reading 4 Signs You Aren’t Living Your Purpose

5 Inspiring Beliefs Successful People Live By

For many success stories, it’s all in the mindset: staying dedicated, keeping focused, and not allowing doubt and fear to be greater than your sense of conviction. But in the age of the start-up with so many people starting businesses, it can be hard to stay confident on your path. The bottom line is: obstacles will always come in your path, a life of no … Continue reading 5 Inspiring Beliefs Successful People Live By

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How to Accept Compliments & Be Who You Truly Are

Maybe you saw the viral photos of her fellow teens bursting into unexpected smiles, covering their faces in embarrassment, or struggling to manage the joy and disbelief of her kindness. Last year, photographer and teen-cum-sociology genius Shea Glover sought out to capture a specific kind of expression on film: how people react to compliments. If you’re anything like me, a compliment typically induces one of … Continue reading How to Accept Compliments & Be Who You Truly Are

How Meditation Helps Manifest Your Goals

Sitting listlessly at my computer, wondering why my mind feels wrapped in barbwire, as if every possible direction of action seems painfully wrong. I’m not sure what to create, who to reach out to, what step to take next; it’s an awkward but frequent mental state of this time in the morning, when breakfast’s coffee has warn off, and my body craves movement to get … Continue reading How Meditation Helps Manifest Your Goals