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How to Stop Feeling Guilty Over a Relationship Breakup : The Passion Seeker

You know breaking up was the right thing to do, but you feel guilty anyway. Here’s how to stop feeling guilty about the breakup and start healing. On my article about letting go of someone you love, a reader asked how she can stop feeling guilty about breaking up with her boyfriend of four years. Here are my suggestions, starting with a quotation from a strong woman in history. “This is all you have,” says Dr Laura Schlessinger. “This is not

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Starting a Graphic Design Business? How a Successful Designer Did It

Whether you want to start a graphic design business or put a little “oomph” into the business you have, you can’t miss this job description! Here, a self-employed Vancouver-based graphic designer offers salary and career tips for aspiring designers. “The general public has a surprisingly low awareness of what communication designers do, exactly,” says Kathy Sigstad, who created Stringbean Design. “Everything in the natural world grows perfectly all on its own, but everything in the human world is shaped by the human mind and hand.” Sigstad

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The Most Creative Handcrafted Cremation Urns

These cremation urns range from pendants to green burial vessels. What I love about Artisurn (artist's urns) is the idea of healing through beauty and ashes. Here are several different types of cremation urns - including pendants that hold ashes - which were created with love by artisans who specialize in memorial resting places.

The Bed and Breakfast Business – What Does a B and B Owner Do?

What’s the bed and breakfast business like? Here, a B and B hotel owner – aka an innkeeper – shares her job description and offers career tips for aspiring bed and breakfast business owners… Nancy Hinchliff owns and operates Aleksander House, a bed and breakfast in Louisville, Kentucky.  She says that most guests are surprised that running a bed and breakfast is so much work. “Most have a very romantic idea of what a bed and breakfast is. They forget

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Best Board Games for People Who Love Playing With Words

Need a birthday gift for a “word gamer”? Here are several of the best board games for people who love playing with words, sentences, and dictionaries. And, a quip for the birthday card: “Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.” ~ Maya Angelou. Your word lover knows that words mean far more than what’s written on paper — a single two-letter word can mean the difference

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9 Ways to Overcome Loneliness at Christmas

Learning how to overcome loneliness during the Christmas holiday season depends on the type of lonely you feel. There are actually three types of loneliness - and the cure for your feelings of being alone depends on several factors.

Registering a Trademark – Should You Make Your Logo Legal?

Make Your Logo Legal by Registering a Trademark Registering a trademark is something both new and “old” entrepreneurs wonder about; these trademark tips will help you decide if you should make your logo legal. If you’re an entrepreneur on your way to success (or you’re already running a successful small business!), it might make sense to protect your creative genius by registering it as a trademark. Before the tips, a quip: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of

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How to Cope With Rehoming Your Dog

Do you feel guilty after giving your dog away or "rehoming" him or her? Here's how to cope - it's a letter my dog wrote to her previous owner (with a little help from me!). This letter might help you see that you did the right thing.

Starting Over at 50 – What Are Your Assets? : One Thing

The first step to starting over at 50 is to identify your assets and liabilities. You'd be surprised to learn how many assets you have! Here, I define several types of assets, and offer tips for dealing with liabilities when you're starting over at 50.