Dear Facebook, it’s not you; it’s me.

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In my journey to achieve the best health of my life, I’ve come to the conclusion that I need to stop caring so much about what other people think. If I’m serious about challenging the status quo and living life on my terms, it’s time to stop feeling the need to justify my actions. I’m doing what’s right for me and for my family, and their opinion is really the only opinion that matters. Certain social networks make it a little too easy to feel the need to justify everything.

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11 Valid Reasons for Rebelling Against Your Life

There’s a time and a place for rebellion. Here’s a list of 11 of them.

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This post initially appeared on familyshare.com.

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Have You Settled for a Less-Than-Ideal Life?

This post initially appeared on The Huffington Post.

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I pulled my hood over my head as I looked down into one of nature’s most magnificent creations, and one of my favorite things: a gorgeous waterfall.

We were ten kilometers into our hike at Yosemite National Park in California, and I wasn’t at all tired. I was energized, drinking in every moment, knowing that for the next month and a half, I had even more amazing experiences coming my way.

This was the trip of a lifetime – the trip I had been dreaming about for years, and now it was a reality. My husband and I were on the road for two months, travelling the perimeter of North America – from Ontario out west to Vancouver, from Vancouver to San Francisco, from San Francisco to Florida, from Florida to Newfoundland, and back to Ontario.

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New Year’s Resolutions? Here’s how to actually make them happen.

I’ve never been one to make New Year’s Resolutions, for a number of reasons:

  1. A New Year’s Resolution is generally an ineffective way to reach a goal, as most people make their resolutions too generic.
  2. Most people aren’t quite ready to make a change when they make a resolution.
  3. I don’t see a need to wait until a new year to make changes for the better – you should be evaluating your life at the bare minimum every six months, but preferably on a monthly basis, and making changes as needed. This is especially true if you own a business.

But this year is different. I’ve realized that just because new year’s resolutions are usually ineffective, mine don’t have to be that way.

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Transform your dream into a goal… and achieve it.

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We all have dreams. Whether they are dreams we’ve had since we were children, or dreams we’ve developed as we’ve grown older, we all have those things we wish we could do. We all spend at least part of our lives daydreaming about what could be. That’s no way to live… always wondering what could be. If there is something you really want to do, if there is a dream you’ve had for a long time, it’s time to stop dreaming and start planning.

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