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An Bourmanne mentors smart, high-achieving women who are *secretly* stuck in a life that drains them, to untangle themselves from those “what will they think” worries and that nagging (carefully hidden) sense of somehow always falling short.

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The Nasty Flip Side of Gratitude

(0) Comments | Posted November 24, 2014 | 11:05 AM

This post originally appeared on unapologeticandhappy.com.

Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you. -- Lao Tzu

I'm a big fan of appreciating what we've got.

Not the let's make a...

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14 You-Boosting Questions for a Soul-Filling 2014

(0) Comments | Posted December 26, 2013 | 10:47 AM

1. How do you want to feel on a typical day?

2. What do you believe about yourself and your life that makes you feel that way? (Practice those thoughts.)

3. Imagine you feeling that way (envelop yourself in that feeling, right now, from the top of...

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When Gratitude Doesn't Work

(1) Comments | Posted November 27, 2013 | 10:48 AM

We wanna be grateful
because we read everywhere
that being grateful
is what it takes
to be happy.

We name five things
each day
we feel
we should be
grateful for.

But as we go through

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What Facebook Doesn't Tell Us

(0) Comments | Posted November 5, 2013 | 3:40 PM

Sometimes we wanna do something we really wanna do.
Something we really believe in.
Something we really care about.

And sometimes things don't go as we expect them to go.

We wanna write that beautiful book (but don't find the words to say what we wanna say).
...

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The Price We Pay When We Want to Be Liked by Everyone

(2) Comments | Posted October 22, 2013 | 4:02 PM

Some people will not like what you say.
Some people will judge you.
Some people will disapprove.
Passionately.

Some people will lie to you.
Some people will misuse your trust.
Some people will ignore you.
Consistently.

Some people will say harsh words.
Some...

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