Author: Nicole Carpenter

The Real Reason Making New Friends is Hard (Especially for Adults)

I stepped out of the shower for the day — never mind that it was already 2 p.m. I just moved into a new home, in a new city, and every day had been a different variety of crazy. Any minute I was expecting my sister-in-law to drop off her kids for me to babysit. I quickly got dressed, wiped the mascara from under my eyes and, not having time for my contact lenses, grabbed my dirty glasses. My hair was still wet so I threw it up in a towel on top of my head. The doorbell rang....

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Fight ‘January Blues’ with yellow — and other positivity tips

Though it’s been a record-breaking cold and stormy January, you may still be holding on to high hopes for a great new year, even working toward your new goals. Statistically though, that is a hard thing for almost half of Americans to do. If you did set a New Year’s resolution or two, according to a study this month by Statistics Brain, only 68.4 percent of you stuck with it for two weeks, and only 58.4 percent of you will stick with it past this month. And then there is Blue Monday. It’s the third Monday of the new...

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Nicole Carpenter Interviews with Live On Purpose Radio

  As a local member of the National Speakers Association, I have the privilege of knowing some amazing people. And at the top of that list is author, speaker and professional psychologist, Dr. Paul Jenkins. He is possibly the most purely positive person I’ve met. 😉 Right before the holidays, I had the honor of being his guest on his radio show, Live On Purpose Radio. I share with Dr. Paul how when I was a mom of 4 tiny kiddos, I found myself in a dark place and lost as a person. Everything appeared to be fine on the surface, but it wasn’t…...

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Happiness in 30 Days

It’s no secret that 2016 has kept me scrambling. And when nearly a whole year has you feeling like you are barely holding on, finding peace can be tricky. Gratitude is the highest energy My friend Sarah reminded me that gratitude has the highest energy vibration, even higher than love. Which actually makes so much sense because in the Bible, God continually tells us to be thankful people. “Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:18 “I will give you thanks in the great assembly; among throngs of people...

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Nicole Carpenter Interviews with Matt Townsend Show

I remember last year I heard Matt Townsend speak at a parenting conference and I laughed so hard my sides hurt! So you can imagine how excited I was when his staff reached out to me and invited me to be a guest on his radio show, the Matt Townsend Show on BYUradio, SiriusXM radio. That time came last week! We talked about one of my recent articles, 12 Productivity Tips for Work-at-home Parents. I had such a great time and hope what we talked about might be helpful. Click the play image below to give it a listen...

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