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 All About YOU!

By Kathy Gates

Low carb is not the right diet for everyone. Slim-fast is not or everyone. And there is no set blueprint for your life either.

You have needs, wants, dreams, and a history that make your diet-- and your life -- different than anyone elses.

A Victorian-style home is not at all the right approach to a home for me with large dogs and foster kittens, but my streamlined casual style works well. My friend on the other hand would never live in a home with all tile floors, its just not sophisticated enough for her. "I need carpet and fancy drapes", she says.

I would look silly in super-low-cut jeans, but my 22 year old niece would not welcome the tailored suits I often wear.

My message is that Life is diversity. Not just your decorating style, or your choice of jeans --but your ideals, your passions, what makes you smile.

Your life should reflect what makes sense to you. What you love, what you care about, what you treasure, what you find interesting and important.

But there are of course some basics. Just like in healthier eating, or decorating, or style, living a great life involves knowing some basic skills and putting in some basic foundation pieces. From there, it becomes a creative effort that reflects your own personality, your own interests, your own message to the world.

Are you wishing instead of taking action? Are you unsure whereto start to create a happier, healthier life? Are you stuck in a rut?

Start with the basics:

1. Reduce your stress by simplifying your lifestyle.
2. Put effort in the right places.
3. Define and create daily and weekly priorities.
4. Build and use reserves in your life.
5. Identify and eliminate the distractions of your life.
6. Manage your thoughts to help you achieve your goals.
7. Begin. Start. Take Action. Even a small step is a step.

Every day that you work hard on being optimistic and strengthening things that are meaningful and important to you, mean there is less room for unhappiness or self pity. Start Today.

Professional Life Coach Kathy Gates specializes in helping people who are ready to create a simpler, less stressful, more joyful and meaningful lifestyle. Her program, 7 SECRETS To A Great Life can help you define and create a life you love. Visit for information, products and services, and sign up for a free newsletter. 


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