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Why You Need to Ask: "Can You Help Me?"

Are you the type of person who asks for help when you need it? Or do you struggle on by yourself, refusing to ask others? When you need help,

Brad W. Smith photographer, trust, “Can you help me?” LifeIsHOTBlog

Sometimes it is hard to recognize when you need help, to say what it is you cannot do, and to accept others’ help graciously. But when you can, you experience freedom from your need for perfection.

regardless of the type of help you need or the person you need it from, just say, sincerely and humbly, “Can you help me?”

I promise you’ll get help with whatever it is that you can’t do – whether it’s changing a tire, working with you at the school fundraiser, or finding a store. Continue reading


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This Will Change Your Attitude About Apology

I don’t know about you, but making an apology for something I’ve said or done is one of the hardest things I ever have to do. That is, until I’ve actually

Change Your Attitude About Apology Brad W. Smith, photographer, Live HOT

When you’ve said or done something wrong, use an apology to bridge the break in your relationship.

made it. Then, looking at my apology in the rearview mirror, the first thing I notice is that it wasn’t nearly as hard as I thought it was going to be.

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14 Ways to Love Yourself

How do you show you love yourself? For starters, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so you can

Two gift bags of identical shape and size.

Only when you give yourself the gift of love can you give the gift of love to others.


buy yourself a gift. Have no idea what you’d like? That’s okay, take a few minutes right now and think about how you can show you love yourself. I have 14 ways you can love yourself that I’ll share with you. Continue reading


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