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Laura Smith
I help women entrepreneurs bring balance back to their lives by giving them personalized tools for systems, self-care and sanity!
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By Laura Kay, Chief Firecracker, Pink Spark Systems When was the last time you strutted? You heard me right...strutted. Maybe you've never done it. Maybe it's been a while Either way, let's change that...today! The dictionary's definition of strutting is "to walk with a proud gait." You've got plenty to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2014 at Lipsticking
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By Laura Kay (formerly Smith), Chief Firecracker, Pink Spark Systems Ugh. Divorce. Have you been through one, My Dear? I hope not. But, if you’re like a lot of us, you’ve been there ~ done that. Me too. In fact, recently ~ like this year. Believe me, one of my... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2014 at Lipsticking
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By Laura Smith, Chief Firecracker, Pink Spark Systems So you're sitting there reading this email...why not have a self-love fest RIGHT NOW? It's fairly simply and it feels oh-so good. Here are the 3 easy steps: 1. Plan to spend the next 60 seconds REALLY loving you. 2. Start with... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2014 at Lipsticking
By Laura Smith, Chief Firecracker, Pink Spark Systems Do you have a creative task to do today? If you’re like the average (even though I TOTALLY get that you’re ANYTHING but average) entrepreneur or business woman, I bet you do. Also, if you’re like the average person, you sit in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2014 at Lipsticking
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By Laura Smith, Chief Firecracker, Pink Spark Systems So, you've got something important to create. You're sitting in front of your computer. Waiting for the right words/idea/creative juices to flow. And waiting… And waiting… What should a fabulous entrepreneur like yourself do? How about SLOWLY STEP AWAY FROM THE DESK,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2014 at Lipsticking
By Laura Smith, Chief Firecracker, Pink Spark Systems Recently, I had the opportunity to speak at a local Women In Networking breakfast meeting. This wasn't the first time I've given a speech but to say that I was stressed about it is an understatement. *Sigh* However, I'm here to say... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2014 at Lipsticking
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By Laura Smith, Chief Firecracker, Pink Spark Systems Have you ever been stopped in your tracks by fear? Maybe you're totally excited about the speaking gig you just landed...but writing or practicing your speech feels like a MAJOR pain. Maybe you've got a potential client to talk to...but picking up... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2014 at Lipsticking
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By Laura Smith, Chief Firecracker, Pink Spark Systems So...here it is. Another day of work. How did you wake up? Alive, energized and full of excitement? OR ho-hum, sluggish and mildly deflated? How do you bring the magic back? Sister, I've so been there. I remember one particular day when... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2013 at Lipsticking
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By Laura Smith, Pink Torch Solutions It happened on a business flight from Minneapolis to Las Vegas years ago. I expected the standard "yawn" activities while traveling to a conference ~ a little magazine reading (all fluff), maybe some solitaire on my phone and then generally glancing around, people watching... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2013 at Lipsticking
By Laura Smith, Chief Groovy Chick, The Breakup Lounge Imagine This: You're in dreamland. Zzzzzzzzzz. Blissful. Unaware. Major REM activity going on. Suddenly, the alarm goes off. You tap the snooze button. You're a bit groggy. THEN IT HITS YOU LIKE A FREIGHT TRAIN -- OUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MY HEART IS BROKEN!... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2013 at Lipsticking
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By Laura Smith, Chief Groovy Chick, The Breakup Lounge Today, I'm going to give you tips on finding out who YOU are after a breakup. Whether you're dealing with a divorce or breakup, the moment you realize how much of yourself you've lost in the relationship can be eye-opening and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2013 at Lipsticking
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By Laura Smith, Chief Groovy Chick, The Breakup Lounge Boy, I was busy. I mean REALLY busy. I had a to-do list a mile long. When I did see a potential speck of free time, I made sure that it was full of activity. I was buzzing from sun up... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2013 at Lipsticking
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By Laura Smith, Chief Groovy Chick, The Breakup Lounge When coping with divorce or the breakup of a relationship, it's often easy to overlook the good stuff. After all, life as you knew it is changing ~ and sometimes it's a DRAMATIC change. But...does that mean there's NOTHING good going... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2013 at Lipsticking
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By Laura Smith, Chief Groovy Chick, The Breakup Lounge Let's face it. Sometimes, when dealing with a breakup, you just have one of those days. Nothing seems to be going right. Everywhere you look, there are reminders of him or something else that makes you feel bad (like empty Haagen... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2013 at Lipsticking
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By Laura Smith, Chief Groovy Chick at The Breakup Lounge Are you or have you ever been in a relationship with an addict, My Darling? I have. I would have never chosen to date an addict, and I didn't even realize it at first. He hid it very well. Once... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2013 at Lipsticking
By Laura Smith, Chief Groovy Chick at The Breakup Lounge Do you ever give others power over your opinion of yourself? Yep, it's something most of us do more than we'd like to admit. In this short video, I give 3 juicy tips on bringing the focus back to you,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2013 at Lipsticking
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By Laura Smith, Chief Groovy Chick, The Breakup Lounge How do you choose to view your breakup or divorce? Are you at the point of barely surviving? Struggling with each day? Well, there comes a time - and yes, it will come even if you don't believe me right now... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2013 at Lipsticking
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By Laura Smith, Chief Groovy Chick, The Breakup Lounge Sometimes, there are points in life where we find out who are real friends are. A divorce or breakup is typically one of those times. Why does this happen and what can we do about it? First, let's paint a picture... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2013 at Lipsticking
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By Laura Smith, Chief Groovy Chick, The Breakup Lounge It happens. It's your first holiday with your newly "single" status. You may be feeling a bit sad. You might even think ~ why bother? OR you could be pissed that all your plans have changed. Holidays and breakups can be... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2013 at Lipsticking
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By Laura Smith, Chief Groovy Chick at The Breakup Lounge Here's a question I recently received from Karen: Q: Hi, Laura. This is more of an OMG. I am feeling sorry for myself but here we go: My fiance of two years and I just recently split up. I have... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2013 at Lipsticking
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By Laura Smith, Chief Groovy Chick, The Breakup Lounge Okay. Here's the deal...you miss him. I mean you REALLY miss him. Let me say it one more time - You REALLY SUPER DUPER BEYOND BELIEF MISS HIM! I understand. I've been there too. I've also made a bloody fool of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2013 at Lipsticking
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By Laura Smith, Chief Groovy Chick at The Breakup Lounge Do you take time out of the day for you? How do you get refreshed and renewed? If the answers to the above questions are "Kinda" and "I don't know," then would you like to add some more into your... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2013 at Lipsticking
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By Laura Smith, Chief Groovy Chick, The Breakup Lounge Have you ever had this happen before? You think it's bad enough that HE'S no longer in your life. Then you get the added slap in the face that his family suddenly doesn't want anything to do with you, either. Forget... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2013 at Lipsticking
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By Laura Smith, Chief Groovy Chick, The Breakup Lounge I know what you're thinking already ~ How could I POSSIBLY forgive him for what he's done? For all the pain he's caused me? For abandoning me and our future? NOT gonna happen! Now, don't get me wrong. Most people feel... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2013 at Lipsticking
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By Laura Smith, Chief Groovy Chick, The Breakup Lounge Ahhh, yes, the good ol' weekend is upon us. Do you remember the days when you couldn't WAIT for Friday afternoon? The rush of the anticipated weekend plans kept you going all week? Then...you find yourself un-coupled and sometimes, when you're... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2013 at Lipsticking