Convincing Yourself to Keep Going

Sometimes the hardest part of any endeavor is simply getting started. The hurdle of convincing yourself you can do the thing or achieve the goal feels the toughest, until you start. When you finally start you get this inflated sense of drive and confidence that this one thing will change your entire life. It might, or it might not. You have to convince yourself of that too. 

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Q&A with Robin Batchelor: Swimmer Extraordinaire

Anyone involved in the Haywood County swim community knows Robin Batchelor. She is a powerhouse when it comes to the sport. I’ve known Robin personally for many years. She and I were teachers together at Waynesville Middle and I remember her coming in with damp hair each day after an early morning swim workout. In the afternoons, she would leave after a day of teaching to coach the Tuscola swim team. 

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Cosmic Love

By Sabrina Matheny • Rumble Contributor | As Dr. Wayne Dyer alluded to in his book Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life, I was “sick of my sickness.” In the past 2 years I have experienced personal losses that came as a shock. In a plea to my team of guides to receive help in detaching from the pain of rejection and failure I stumbled onto Jan Spiller’s book “Cosmic Love.” While it does not reveal the secrets of the universe, her wisdom does shed light on what the gifts of each of those relationships were and why I drew them into my life.

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Seasons of Womanhood: A Call to Realize the Power of Your Femininity

The wounds from thousands of years of patriarchy cut deep. However, a three-part series starting this February invites women to begin the healing process. 

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9 Ways to Stay Afloat During the Winter

It’s not even February and I already feel a bit bogged down with the cold and rainy weather. When I was a little girl, I remember getting hot easily, even sleeping on top of my covers most of the time, but as I’ve aged, I’ve become very cold-natured. From November to March, I constantly feel chilled. Simultaneously, I enjoy these months because of the holidays, my boys’ birthdays, snow, hot tea, cozy fireplaces, and ski trips. Through the years, I’ve learned a few ways to combat the dreariness and frigid weather. If you’re like me and are looking for ways to warm up, physically and emotionally, keep reading. 

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Have you ever been in a room with other people and sensed that something was amiss? You look around the coffeehouse, you see a couple having a heated conversation, a.w.k.w.a.r.d. You notice the man across the room has his eyes locked on you, and you can feel he is imagining you as his counterpart in a porn movie. Gross! The couple in the corner? Awh…how cute, must be a first date! You are sensing energy! Now that you know what it is, what does it mean, and what are you supposed to do with it?

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Yoga Teacher Shares Her Journey of Forgiveness

I met Amber Kleid at a yoga retreat at Lake Junaluska a few years ago hosted by Waynesville Yoga Center. As she shared her knowledge with us, I instantly knew there was so much to learn from this incredible woman. I related to her on many levels - overcoming trauma, codependency, food addiction, burnout, chronic pain, etc. 

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Financial Success: Why Behavior Management Matters

When is it a good time to buy? Depends on what you’re buying and who is selling to you. Most of us would agree that it makes sense to buy low and sell high. However, most of us would also agree that there are times in life when we buy high and sell low because we feel like our options are limited. We may feel pressured to act even if, logically, we know we should simply wait. Sometimes, these situations are within our control and sometimes they are not. 

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Learning the Hard Way + 10 Tips for Snowboarding Newbies

The older you get the harder it feels to learn something new. Old dog, new tricks and all that. Be it the fear of failing, embarrassing yourself, or just the fear of the unknown, we tend to psych ourselves out when it comes to putting ourselves out there.

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