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10 Podcasts to Fall in Love with This Summer

The Own Up Grown-Up podcast is taking a wee break (which really means I’m taking a break from podcasting…to do other OUGU things like update this website and write some short stories!), but if your ears are already going through withdrawal, don’t fear—here are 10 podcasts you should binge-listen to this summer. 1. Malcolm Gladwell’s “Revisionist History”   Get ready for some intense life-questioning when you listen to this podcast by “Turning Point” author Malcolm Gladwell. I can’t get enough of this podcast because it rocks my world every time I listen to it. He discusses social issues around...

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Part 2 with Kyla Plaxton of Release Acupressure and why I love podcasting

Want to try acupressure? Listen to this interview with Kyla Plaxton of Release Acupressure, where she leads me through a simple headache-relieving move that you can try right now. When anybody shares their story or shares what they’ve been through, it changes somebody’s life.”—Kyla Plaxton, Release Acupressure & Feel Better Today Show If you want to follow along and try some other acupressure points, check out Kyla’s Facebook group and Youtube channel. Here’s a video to get started: The surprising outcome from podcasting Own Up Grown-Up started out as a place to offer practical life tips to stuck millennials....

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How do you want to feel this year? A new way to look at setting goals

If you’re already cringing at your to-do list for this year, overwhelmed by the lofty goals you set mid-hangover on January 1st, you still have time to revise your goals. Look at your list, or vision board, or journal. Often we list all the things we want to achieve throughout the year—weightloss, income, a vacation—without considering why these things are so important to us. You may have many surface reasons, such as, “I deserve a raise, damn it!”, but likely there’s an emotion tied to your desires. How do you want to feel this year may be a more...

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Live more by doing, and having, less

It’s 7:58 a.m. and I’m looking around the living room/dining room/kitchen in my apartment wondering, “how the hell did I amass all of this crap?” Of course I know how. A garage sale here, a book sale there, Christmas, birthdays, technology upgrades, my inability to get rid of a piece of furniture that has sentimental value, but that I can’t even sit in because it’s so uncomfortable, retail “therapy”. The truth is that I haven’t spent a lot of money on this stuff—most of my furniture was given to my husband and I or bought second-hand and refinished—but it’s all...

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Resolve to stop following bad advice this January

Drink this, wear that, do this exercise—are you ready for the onslaught of advice coming your way this January, just in time for you to start working on your 2017 New Years resolutions? The five-minute daily workout that will help you drop 30 pounds in 30 days! (Yes, so easy!) Get out of debt quick with these three strategies! (Yay, I can stop worrying about money!) The miracle cure for bad skin! (As long as it works!) Build a 6-figure business in 6 months! (I’ll be rich!) I’ve been sucked into bad advice before. A lot of it, unfortunately. Have...

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