The Realest of Real: A Reflection on Our Launch

Surprisingly, we aren’t stumbling in here on a Monday morning, exhausted after last week’s whirlwind launch. (Maybe it isn’t so surprising since we try to spend so much time on mindset and self-care.) We are here and we are so, so energized. Maybe it’s the pulsing...

How to Find Time for Me (Yes, You!)

Shield Sisters, we have a lot going on in lives. We’re women in business. We’re expressive, creative, and innovative individuals. We’re entrepreneurs running our own companies and our own households. But with all of the stuff we have to do each day, how can we carve...

Mindset: What it is, How it Works, and How to Control It

I’m about to go full Brady Bunch up in here. If things aren’t working out in your business, life, relationships, I’ll take a shot and guess that the issue is: mindset, mindset, mindset. You’ve probably heard a lot about mindset lately. Even though many entrepreneurs...

Using Authenticity to Grow Your Brand

  As you dive deeper into the blogging and small business world, you’re going to realize that the most successful brands are the ones that are authentic. Duh. Authenticity is important in the Internet world where you can find at least dozens of people doing the...

Curate Game Changing Content

So you wanna create content that's going to change the game of blogging and business in 2016 and blow you competitors out of the water? No problem, babe. I've got your six. I've compiled five awesome tips and tricks to help you stay not only above water in the...

3 Ways to Harness the Power of the Internet to Grow Your Business

20 years ago, businesses take years to build and lots of financial capital to grow. The process of an idea then execution then customer feedback took some time, which then affects how the business grows. As you well know, that's not the case anymore. The internet has...

You’re Just a Mom

When people ask what I do, I generally answer with “I'm just a SAHM” which not only discounts the amount of work I put into motherhood and raising compassionate and kind humans but also the work I do as a blogger, freelancer and entrepreneur. Recently, I’ve found...

Maintaining Yourself Without Giving in to Other Blogger Pressure

Here’s the thing every new blogger needs to know about the blogging world: It is so mercurial you’re going to feel like you’re flying by the seat of your pants whether you’ve been blogging for 2 days or 10 years. We want you to know that and to repeat that to yourself...

10 Years On Your Self-Love Journey

It's crazy to think that 2017 marks my tenth year of actively pursuing self-love. Ten years of working every day to accept my flaws, to take the word "crazy" out of my self-talk vocabulary and those are just the ones that I spend the most time on. That's also ten...

How Your Posture And Confidence Are Connected

Posture has a large effect on confidence and outward projection to the world. As a chiropractor, I have experienced this with my patients, as well as in my personal life. Strong posture sends a signal to your environment but it also has the ability to change your...
SSI January Book Club: Feisty and Fearless

SSI January Book Club: Feisty and Fearless

We started 2017 with a great book geared toward empowering women to be leaders. In the wake of the Women's March and turmoil in America, we think it was an important read to show us that we can be leaders without the stigma society often puts on women leaders. We...

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The Importance of a Community of Gratitude

The Importance of a Community of Gratitude

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson It has been said time...

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Using Authenticity to Grow Your Brand

Using Authenticity to Grow Your Brand

  As you dive deeper into the blogging and small business world, you’re going to realize that the most successful brands are the ones that are authentic. Duh. Authenticity is important in the Internet world where you can find at least dozens of people doing the...

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Focusing Your Blog vs Niching Down

Focusing Your Blog vs Niching Down

  First things first, let’s get the definition straight...What is a niche? In the blog and business world, a niche is what category you fall under. Many popular niches include fashion, beauty, wedding and business. Sometimes the big niches are broken into smaller...

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