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Jessica Turner
Do you have difficulty finding – or setting aside – time and space for yourself? Time to do what you love, dream, set goals, play? 

In today’s episode I talk with Jessica Turner, creator of TheMomCreative.com and author of the brand-new book The Fringe Hours: Making Time For You about how to break through the excuses, guilt and disorganization and make time for the things that matter to you. 

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