Easy DIY Green Gifts

Giving a gift is a great way to express how you feel and your appreciation of those around you. When you give a gift you can brighten someone’s day and turn it into something better than what it was when the day began. An excellent type of gift to give that shows exactly how much you care is one from the heart. A do it yourself present says that you put in the time and effort to make the gift extra special. If you are into DIY projects then you […]

7 Tips for Small Business Owners Taking a Leap of Faith

leap-of-faithA marketing coach shares tips for taking a leap faith for small business owners who are transitioning from part time to full time work. Corrina Gordon-Barnes is the founder of You Inspire Me – a business that makes marketing simple for people who are self-employed.
This is my second interview with Corrina, here on New Beginnings. Our first was How She Became a Small Business Marketing Consultant – the link is at the […]

What Does a Freelance Photographer Do?

beginning-photographyIf you’re wondering if freelance photography is for you, don’t pass by this photographer’s tips! In this photographer job description, a professional freelancer offers career tips and shares the dark and light aspects of taking pictures for a living.
Rushton began working as a freelance photographer in 2009 after taking formal training in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Her business began in a flash after booking eight weddings in the first year, and many more […]

How Not to Lose Your Personal Identity in a Romantic Relationship

A woman can lose her personal identity in a romantic relationship – and not realize it until it’s too late. These tips on how not to lose yourself are inspired by George Eliot, a prolific writer who lived in the 1880’s. Her real name was Mary Anne Evans (she used a male pen name so her work would be taken seriously).
George Eliot was a big believer in not losing yourself, in standing […]

Low Calorie Diets Lead to Higher Bowel Disease Death Rates – New Beginnings

If you have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), don’t eat a low calorie diet! New IBD research shows that low calorie diets lead to higher bowel disease rates…in mice.
While this research hasn’t been replicated in humans, it is something to think about. I’m on a low-cal diet – just to stay lean and mean, not because I have ulcerative colitis – and I’d eat more chocolate cake and nachos if I thought it’d increase my lifespan!
But I’m also not afraid of dying, and sorta think that death might be more fulfilling […]

Set Spiritual Goals for the New Year – New Beginnings

When we set spiritual goals for the New Year we create a foundation for material goals to blossom. If we focus solely on the external – the exercise program, the weight loss, the financial plans, the career success – we end up feeling empty, even if we do achieve them. When we place our attention on the essence of these objectives, the true reason we want to achieve them, we feel whole and balanced. From this place […]

How to Stop Feeling Depressed About a Relationship Breakup – Rita Rudner

On Quips and Tips for Achieving Your Goals, a reader asked for breakup advice. “How do I stop feeling depressed about a relationship breakup?” She wants to learn to think positively about letting go of the man she loved.
I have some breakup advice for her – but first, a quotation from a funny woman!
“I love to shop after a bad relationship,” says comedienne Rita Rudner. “I don’t know. I buy a new outfit and it makes me feel better. It just does. Sometimes I […]

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