Lillian W. McGuire
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Lillian W. McGuire

5 Proven Ways Business Owners Cut Social Media Time

22 Oct 2020 13:19

Netflix just released “The Social Dilemma”, an eye opening documentary based on the dangers of social media, portraying warnings coming straight from the mouths of its creators. The documentary highlights how various social platforms consume us and use our data for its own marketing purposes. For those of us who

Why You Need to Make a Mantra Today

28 Sep 2020 15:26

Every day, most of us have something that pokes at us and bothers us like a relentless toddler. While the pandemic can make it feel like we have more to worry about than ever – we have fewer outside activities and distractions. As a result, a lot of us have

Understanding My Privileged Fear

2 Jun 2020 21:49

Only July 4th, 2016 I gave birth to my son, John Paul. He was my first child. I was scared, dazed, and little did I know postpartum depression was setting in and taking hold of me. On July 5th, 2016 Alton Sterling, a 37-year old black man living in Baton

Make Do and Mend

16 Apr 2020 19:35

There are so many conflicting ideas and options out there that make our heads spin, ruminate and question what the “right” way of thinking is in all this. “Let’s avoid negativity, but fake positivity is a thing too! Oh, and it’s okay to be productive and flaunt it, but don’t

The Tornado

6 Feb 2020 19:54

Today, after leaving my weekly yoga class, one of the most zen places I know, I was led to one of the most frightening times of my life to date. Did I know the weather was going to be bad? Yes. Do I usually take these things lightly unless my

Educate Yourself: Addiction is a Disease

17 Dec 2019 19:29

This morning I was majorly triggered. A trigger is a reminder of past trauma. Triggers can pop up unexpectedly and send you back to a place that your brain repressed to protect itself. This morning, an acquaintance reposted something written by another person related to addiction. I usually let ridiculous

Thankful for Time

26 Nov 2019 18:56

My Grandmother’s presence in my life is a true gift. When you are younger, you take your grandparents for granted and look forward to their hugs and time with them. When you’re a teenager you think they’re pretty boring. In your 20’s, you start to think “they might know something

How to Speak the Same Love Language

21 Nov 2019 20:35

When you are in a situation with someone that doesn’t speak the same language as you and you are trying desperately to communicate, it is frustrating. If you have not already heard of the 5 love languages, go check it out. If you are in a relationship it is essential

Turn On, Tune In: Listening In a Noisy World

13 Nov 2019 19:52

There’s a lot of noise in the world. I think that there are three types of “noise”. Audible noise: Sirens, kids crying, toys, and people chatting. Visual “noise”: Advertisements, clutter in the home, flashing lights, product labels. Internal “noise”: Ruminating thoughts, to-do lists, self-deprecation and self-uplifting, prioritization, analyzing everything around

Career Minded Parent to Stay at Home Parent: 5 Hints to Help You Get Started and Avoid Insanity

6 Nov 2019 21:13

Whether it’s a family financial decision, a burning desire to want to squeeze your babies rather than crunch numbers for higher-ups, or a simple life change, congratulations on making the switch to stay at home parenthood. It’s a doozy, but rewarding. When I first made the switch to being a

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