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Are You Living Your Dream?

By Julie Van De Wyngaerde |

are you living your dreamOn my recent business trip to Pompano Beach, FL, I found myself in a tropical oasis.  No, it’s not the warm sandy beach or the palm trees swaying in the breeze that I’m speaking about, but the quaint motel that I opted to take up residence at for a few days.  If you’re familiar with traveling in Florida then you know that the winter and spring months are the best times of the year to visit and they also carry the highest price tags for hotel rooms.

It’s my nature to choose to be as close to the beach as possible wherever I am, but I wasn’t willing to spend $300 per night for a hotel room that would only be used for my night time slumber.  I was therefore thrilled to stumble upon (more…)

Make Your Dreams Your Reality

By Julie Van De Wyngaerde |

dreams become realityWhen I was twenty-seven years old, I met the man that would soon become my husband.  We met in a bar named The Downside Risk in Scottsdale, AZ, and he used to say that I was his “upside potential”. 🙂

I remember sharing with him the night that we met that I had plans to write a book.  I had a lot of ideas back then, but the dream of writing a book is a vision that I held onto.

That vision and dream recently became my reality. (more…)

The Fear of Commitment

By Julie Van De Wyngaerde |

fear of commitmentOne of the topics that you hear discussed in the ‘single’ dating world is commitment.  You’ll often hear women speak of men that are in their 30’s, 40’s or 50’s and have never been married, as having a “fear of commitment.”

Whether male or female the fear of commitment does exist, but not just in dating or relationships.  In fact, it exists in every area of our lives from relationships to fitness to business.

Let’s explore where you might have a fear of commitment. (more…)

How to Turn “I Can’t” Into “I Can”

By Julie Van De Wyngaerde |

you can do itIf you’re a mother like I am, you probably remember what it was like when your children were learning how to talk, and you were likely sensitive to the language that they were exposed to…especially those four letter words.

Being that they are like parrots, in that they repeat most everything that they hear, I didn’t want my children incorporating those “bad” words into their vocabulary. (more…)