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Dec 02

How being discontent will make you happier

By Bridgette Petrino | self

Um, no, having high standards is actually a good thing There are times when it feels like high standards are looked down upon. It’s like it’s selfish or greedy or pretentious. And, I am so over hearing the message to “be content.” There is a big difference between contentment and gratitude. We can want and […]

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best self care gifts moms
Nov 24

The best Self-Care Gifts for Moms that they will actually like – and use.

By Bridgette Petrino | self

Let me let you in on a little secret… Us moms, we don’t like – or want – clever kitchen appliances. Or, extra thick and fluffy bathrobes. Or, even those cute little sequins throw pillows. We want to feel special and pampered. We want something that we can actually use that makes us feel younger, […]

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Nov 12

What to do when someone just doesn’t like you.

By Bridgette Petrino | self

OUCHHHH. Personally, I find it hard to accept when people don’t like me. I mean, c’mon, I am like totally great, never bitchy, and overall super-dooper awesome. Well, okay maybe that’s not entirely true. We are human. We all make mistakes and we all have personality flaws. So, of course, not EVERY person is going […]

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Nov 07

5 Alternative Self-Care Ideas for Moms

By Bridgette Petrino | self

Don’t get me wrong. I am all for the conventional self-care practices like bubble baths, long walks, and naps. In fact, I have an entire list of ideas for practical self-care ideas for moms. You can check that out here==> 51 Ways to Make Yourself a Priority But, I also want to talk about the […]

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Oct 30

When did we trade happiness for busyness?

By Bridgette Petrino | self

Did you see the weird video on Facebook of the green, hairy, stick figure with no arms or head dragging a giant boulder across a thread of DNA stating, “This is what happiness looks like.” I’d include a pic, but it’s not my pic, and I don’t want to get in trouble with the copyright […]

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Oct 27

How the world would be better if we got angrier

By Bridgette Petrino | self

Let’s get pissed off. Like, really pissed off. To the point that you finally say NO and set necessary boundaries, To the point that moves you to make a badly needed CHANGE, And, to the point that your passion becomes GREATER than you fear. Remember, anger is not negative when we use it to make […]

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Oct 10

Is keeping secrets good or bad?

By Bridgette Petrino | self

Secrets to Keep Our secrets can be considered personal or private. Private is something that is basically no one’s business and they really shouldn’t even ask. For example… About once a week I get an email from a random internet stranger with the subject “I’d LOVE to interview YOU!” “Oh, how nice!” I think. I read […]

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confidence confident success
Oct 05

3 Unexpected Hacks to Build Your Confidence: Today

By Bridgette Petrino | self

Is faking it till you make it actually a thing? No. It’s not a thing. Confidence can’t be faked but it can be developed and learned. And, confidence is important to success and living a life that you love. I know, the words low self-esteem make me think of someone huddled in the corner of […]

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Oct 02

5 Ways to Finally Forgive

By Bridgette Petrino | empowerment , self

Sometimes, we just need a daily reminder to be the hero of our life. Shit happens. And, forgiveness is so hard. But, like many things in life, we have to do it anyway.   Holding onto unforgiveness is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die.   So, here are 5 ways […]

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passion pain purpose
Sep 20

How I turned my pain into my passion, purpose, and payday.

By Bridgette Petrino | self

You can fail at what you hate, or you can fail at what you love. So, why not take a chance on what you love? Mostly because it seems to good to be true. And, cliche. And also because we often feel bad getting paid to do what we enjoy. Work should suck at least […]

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