Your home gives you shelter, comfort, and security. Treat your home like your sanctuary and you’ll always have a place to relax and unwind.
If you look closely at the daily habits of the most successful people in the world, you will find that most of them have something in common. That something is a structured morning routine that launches them into their day ready to take on the world and it's challenges. That's what we all want, right?
Welcome to the first day of the rest of your life! As the end to this pandemic is now in sight, are you ready? If you're struggling, remember to visualize your success as we continue to forge ahead in a world that is everchanging.
Hello Friends, As the weather cools and I start to spend more time indoors, I’m always looking for awesome and engaging books and series. So here are a few great books and bargains to be had. Check these out! Science Fiction Even in the sparsely-populated mountains of West Virginia, where she and her family have… Continue reading Mystery, Make-Believe & Romance
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It seems that everywhere you look there are constant changes and signs of difficulty. How can we exist in the world as it is today and stay positive, healthy, and happy for ourselves and our loved ones? I'm going to share some of my best tips on staying positive and on track during this negative time.
There are lots of things that can block our creativity, and plenty of ways to get back on track. Here are 3 great tips to help you focus and be more productive in your writing.
When we are well nourished, body and soul, we are more creative, focused, and productive.
Hello Friends! I hope that you are well! I’ve been reading a lot lately and I thought that I’d share some of the best ideas I’ve come across to be productive, stay positive, and feel accomplished during quarantine. Here’s your printable list with links! Read a new book or finish one, and please leave a… Continue reading 25 Tips and Tasks To Do During Quarantine
With travel and social gatherings restrictions, it can feel like we are captive. But there’s another way to look at this! STAYCATION! Check out these free resources and printables!
Every day is an opportunity to learn and change, to live your best life.
You want to connect through the written word, but you’re not sure where to start. Here are a few techniques that have really helped me build my following. These are not a quick fix, but tips that’ll help you build an audience that will really want to hear what you have to say and will stay with you.
As we as a society start moving toward a new normal. Things will be different. Let’s be ready for the next chapter in our lives!
Today I want to talk about something life changing. The kind of thing that can transform your life as a blogger or writer. I want to share 9 tips that will help you on your journey toward success. One day, you'll wake up and look in the mirror and realize that you have done it. You are a writer, a blogger, the person that you set out to be. Not perfect, but happy. You are living the life that you always wanted, being the best version of yourself. Being a writer or blogger is all about being you.
Pointless Overthinking by Bogdan (DM) Understanding ourselves and the world we live in. How to become a positive thinker [Step by Step Guide] Provided by Jacob Williams from FACELIFEBOOK Are you mentally down or anxious about your future? Or filled with negativity? This post includes the exact way to become a positive thinker to bring the… Continue reading How to Become a Positive Thinker, A Step-by-Step Guide
Easy, Fun, Free or Almost Free Activities Let’s use this time to learn, clean, organize, and plan. So that when this time is over, we will be more organized and skilled, ready to start the next chapter of our lives.
This is a time to be the best versions of ourselves, to show our strength, kindness, and compassion. To treat others as we wish to be treated. Friends we are all in this together.
Hello Friends! You ever have one of those days where you roll out of bed late and you just know that the rest of the day is going to be terrible because you're a step behind and not feeling your best all day? We all have those days! So, today I'm sharing my 15 minute… Continue reading Running Late? Here’s a 15 Minute Make-Up and Hair Routine to Get You Out the Door
Living a life that we love sounds simple, but in reality can be quite difficult. Here’s where to start!
When we feel more accomplished, ie. more positive, we can walk away from the negativity that may enter life. We can embrace change and see the positive results of our hard work and dedication.
TODAY IS the FIRST DAY of the rest of our lives and we are all dying. Someday, this life will end. So what we do today MATTERS.
What is it about Echo Village that inspires love, hides dark desires, and holds life threatening secrets? Come find out in ‘Vance Brothers’!
Hello Friends! My first book in the Echo Village Series, Emma’s Heart premiered in December 2018 . My second book Laurel’s Love premiered December 2019. 2020 is a new year and now that all the parties and hoopla are over, it's time to choose what kind of year it's going to be for you. When… Continue reading 2020 What’s it going to be?
Each of us has different goals for different reasons, let’s support each other in reaching those goals and dreams. We all make our own happiness.
With the right tools, a positive attitude, and determination, I believe that we can all reach our goals and become the better version of ourselves that we hope to be!
Hello Friends! I’m just wishing you a Happy 2020! I hope that we all have a Wonderful New Year! Dottie Lake P.S. Don’t forget to check out my newest book! Come for a visit to the close-knit community of Echo Village, Vermont where Jackson broke Laurel’s heart years ago. Can Laurel and Jackson bury their… Continue reading Happy New Year
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4 Tips to Save Money and Cut the Stress out of Thanksgiving this Year!
By focusing on life in a new way, we can truly see what enriches our lives, even in unexpected ways. Watch for the opportunities to live your best possible life.
Your Step-By-Step, Fool Proof Guide To Writing a Fantastic Blog Post Today
Be Proud of What You've Accomplished in 2019.
'Making do' saves time and money. That in turn gives us the time and money to do the things that really matter to us.
4 Tips to Becoming a Better Writer https://www.etsy.com/shop/rosehilldesigns There are a lot of us writers and authors out there, and we are always looking for ways to make our writing better. Here are Four Tips to Becoming a Better Writer that I wanted to share, some you may be familiar with, some may be new… Continue reading Write Your Passion
In a perfect world, I wake up before my alarm, list all the things that I am grateful for while doing my morning yoga stretches. Then I eat a delicious breakfast of yogurt and fruit, followed by a short walk with my dog in the dappled sunlight, greeting my neighbors with a smile and a… Continue reading Why You Need an EVERYDAY LIST
A plan is when, a wish is if. Take control today. Start with your thinking.
Being Successful means different things to different people. Here are 7 Habits that successful people have in common.
Good Day! Welcome to the first day of the rest of your life! How are you? What are you doing today to make today great? What are your dreams and goals today? Where are you headed? Are you happy and smiling today or is it another day of chugging caffeine and just getting through the… Continue reading See Yourself in a New Life Today
4 Ways to Worry Less and Be Happier Now.
Keeping promises to yourself is just as, if not more important than keeping promises to others. We all make promises to ourselves like: "I will start a new diet on Monday" or "I will give up … (fill in the food or beverage of your choice.)" or "I will be more understanding and supportive of… Continue reading Be Happy, Keep Promises to Yourself
Life is all about change and changing. People are not meant to be stagnant. We are meant to forge forward and be the best possible versions of ourselves. If you decide today to be happy. You will be surprised at the attitude of others toward you, at the opportunities that present themselves to you, and… Continue reading Don’t Wait for Things to Change
Goals are dreams with a plan. Do you have a plan? Do you stick to the plan? Does life get in the way of that plan? If this sounds familiar, lets make those goals and dreams easier to focus on and achieve. First, make a list of 3 of your long-term goals and dreams then… Continue reading 3 Easy Steps You can take Today to Make Your Dreams and Goals Happen
My mother raised me to keep busy and be useful, so I didn't even realize that these tasks were "hobbies" until I was older. I just did stuff that saved money and created beauty. I enjoy a variety of hobbies that include gardening, refinishing furniture, working around my house and yard as well as cooking,… Continue reading Gardening, Cooking, Painting… Oh my!!
Living a life that we love sounds simple, but in reality can be quite difficult. Societal norms tell us that we should be competitive, be the best, do more, be more, out-do others, and climb that ladder. Oh, and we aren't really supposed to like our jobs! Or, we are supposed to want to sit… Continue reading Live A Live That You Love
Hello Friends, People often ask me "How do you find the time to ..." or they say "Wow, it would be nice if I had the time to ..." Sound familiar? Everyone seems to wish that they had more time. What they don't realize is that everyone has the same 24 hours in each day.… Continue reading How Do You Find the Time?
Hello, how's 2019 treating you? We are over six weeks into the new year, are you still on track for your resolutions? Have you made some changes and stuck to them daily to reach your goals? Many people begin to lose focus about this time of year. Everyday things seem to get in the way… Continue reading How to Take Control of Your Own Happiness
Hello Friends,Check out this great article on How To Find Out What You Really Want In Life. by New Lune “A question that comes up often in everyone’s minds is what do you really want in life? What is your goal in life? What do you dream of doing or achieving? Obviously, every individual has… Continue reading How To Find Out What You Really Want In Life.
Hello Friends! This looks like fun! The paper soaks up the fresh ink greedilyThe words sink in readilyBut my teardrops smudge themCreating quite the mayhem This post was written in … Read more at Freshly inked Have a Great Day! Dottie Lake
"Knowing something about yourself but then seeing it spelled out in black and white... is a very humbling experience. Self-reflection is something I have now vowed to do much more of because, in the end, I want to be the best version of myself to give to the world, but I also want to be the best version of me for me..."
Hello Friends, I want to share an insightful ‘musing’ from DirtySciFiBuddha. I wrote it down in my planner to refer to when I’m feeling pressured or overburdened. “When I'm tangled up in specifics, wrestling with frustration, focusing on my insignificance can be an extremely cathartic state of mind. It can ease my tension, relax my… Continue reading Happy Thoughts
“Youth is not the age of life, but the age of the heart. Not rosy cheeks and red lips and a flexible body With strong will and abundant imagination.In the fountain of deep and deep life. It is freshness that elutes.”
Lockdowns have us spending a lot of extra time with the ones we love. Especially during the holidays. And if you’re anything like our household, it …2020 Life Lessons: Be Strong Enough To Be Gentle
With the right tools, a positive attitude, and determination, we can reach our goals and become the better version of ourselves that we hope to be!