Your sign from the Universe

July has been one of the busiest months for me in quite some time. In just a few days, I’ll be standing next to one of my very best friends as she gets married to the love of her life. I am so blessed and honored to have been provided that opportunity, but with a lot of social obligations tied to that sort of thing, plus also celebrating the 4th of July back home in IL, I have only had one weekend in Michigan this month.

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One of the best ways to increase productivity

While JT30 has only been around for a few months, it often boggles my mind that I’ve been in the blogging world for over 6 1/2 years! How can that even be possible? I think back to my early blogging days when I was blogging a whopping 7 days a week (!!) and even when I “dropped” down to 5 days a week, while also working a full time job and some sort of “side hustle” whether that be a second job, managing bands, etc…

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7 Self-Development Books Definitely Worth Your Time

I am a self-proclaimed self development book junkie. Thanks to the wonderful world of audiobooks, I fill my commute to work or the 40 minute drive to yoga with a mix of audiobooks and podcasts. I just finished my 24th book for the year and while they haven’t all fallen into the self development or self improvement genre, a lot have. I have also gone back and re-read, or rather, re-listened to some for a second time so that way I could catch some new nuggets of knowledge I may have missed the first time and remind myself of points I may have forgotten.

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The perfect time, place, space, and way to mediate

I started out the year with the intention to have a really dedicated meditation practice and I’m happy to say that I have definitely achieved that. I begin each morning with a 10 minute meditation and I often add a mid-day 10-minute practice while I’m at work, as an opportunity to reset and reconnect before moving on with my day.

But when I think about meditation, I can’t help but think about the space in which we meditate and how we can set that up to best serve our practice, whether new or seasoned to the practice. Before I dive into that though, here’s all the places and ways in which I have meditated recently:

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