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Spreading Joy

“To move forward, you have to give back” – Oprah Winfrey Small acts of kindness are like seeds. Once the seeds are planted, they grow and flourish into something more beautiful. Being kind to someone else has a similar effect. It creates a ripple effect that trickles down and touches 10, 20, 40, 100 more people. Spreading joy and cheer …

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What is Your Why?

“It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing.” I’ve always taken an interest in asking people why they do what they do. Some people prefer to ask the more generic question of “What do you do for a living?” …

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10 Ways to Love Yourself in Your 20’s

College is the time to make new friends and figure out what you’re interested in. However, stress can make it difficult to accept where you are in life. Questioning yourself can hinder self-love and heighten anxiety and depression. Check out some activities you can do to practice loving and accepting yourself. 1. Meditate It might sound difficult, but meditating isn’t …

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Change for the Better

It’s pretty crazy how much things can change in a year. Oftentimes change is thought of as a bad thing. It’s new, unknown, and scary. But sometimes, in order for us to grow and blossom, the change needs to happen. “Just when I think I have learned the way to live, life changes” – Hugh Prather Once upon a time, …

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Gratitude: It Costs Nothing

Thanksgiving is less than a week away. In exactly one week, we will be surrounded by our loved ones giving “thanks” for the spread of mouth-watering foods that lay across the folding table. But what does it really mean to give “thanks”? Better yet, why do we wait until Thanksgiving to express appreciation for the blessings in our lives? I’ve …

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Productivity at its Finest

IT’S THE FINAL COUNTDOWN! Anybody else know that song? Because I feel like it’s playing on constant repeat inside my head. The end of the year is upon us. It’s a fun and exciting time of year, but is also super stressful. Between the holidays, finals, and work duties piling up, time management becomes more and more critical. Do you …

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#Throwbackthursday Done Right

Remember those carefree days when you were a kid? When your biggest worries were spelling tests and what mom was making for dinner? Man, those were the days. I wish I could be little again, just for the day. Well, just in time for #throwbackthursday (is that even still a thing??), I’m want to challenge you to channel your inner …

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Read Your Way to Success

Confession time… I’m a total book worm. Always have been. When I was a little girl, it was always Magic Tree House or Goosebumps (anyone else?). Nowadays, my preference depends on my mood. Sometimes I’m feeling into a romance novel. And then the next minute I’m reading something nonfiction and historical. Lately, I’ve been in need of a little inspiration. …

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27 Things I Learned in 27 Years

I have spent the last two years writing content for Get Up and Do Something. Hundreds of articles, various topics. None of them as personal as the one I am about to share. While I’ve enjoyed writing each and every article prior to this, none of them mean as much to me as this one. Maybe I should give the …

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It’s Yours if You Want It

For 22 years of my life, I hated country music. Growing up in a small town in lower Delaware, that’s all people listened to. For whatever reason, I would cringe every time a country song came on the radio. Taylor Swift was the only artist I could tolerate, and she’s not even technically a country artist anymore. Then, just around …

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