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  • 7 Strategies for Facing Your Internet/TV Addiction

    9 Sep 2014 | 7:40 am
    By Leo Babauta How do you beat something so addictive as the Internet, or TV — things most of us find ourselves increasingly immersed in, all day long? I won’t get into the whys of curbing an addiction like this — I’m going to assume you already want to make a change. The change can be different things: perhaps you play too many video games, watch too much porn, watch TV on your laptop way too much, are on Youtube or Facebook or Reddit or Instagram or Twitter or news sites or blogs too much … What can you do? I’m going to give you strategies I’ve…
  • Get Real

    The Ordinary Buddha
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:46 am
    The bills are due. The job is not going so well. The kids and wife are unhappy. Even the dog is not your best friend these days. What to do? Ever have this experience? If you have been on Earth more... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Beyond Your Worries

    Daily Inspiration - Daily Quotes
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:08 pm
    Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow...but only empties today of its strength.- C. H. SpurgeonThe best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.- Mohandas (Mahatma) GandhiIf I could tell the world just one thingit would be we're all okay,and not to worry cause worry is wastefuland useless in times like these.I won't be made useless.I won't be idle with despair,I will gather myself around my faith.Light does the darkness most fear.- Jewel  When you feel worried and depressed,consciously form a smile on your face and act upbeatuntil the happy feeling…
  • Extensive List of the Benefits of Meditation and Mindfulness

    6 Aug 2014 | 4:49 am
    Before looking through the long list of benefits that you can enjoy through meditation and mindfulness, let’s clarify the difference between these two activities:→ Meditation: On the simplest level, this activity is a focused activity. It could be paying close attention to your breathing, repeating a mantra or otherwise clearing your mind of everything beyond your chosen focus.Mindfulness: Paying attention to what is going on within and outside of yourself without judgment or attachment. For example, simply listening to all the sounds you can hear without describing, categorizing or…
  • What to Eat for Fat Loss

    19 Sep 2014 | 8:53 am
    By Leo Babauta I’ve gone from obese to overweight to normal weight to pretty fit, in the last decade, and I’m sometimes asked what someone should eat if they want to lose fat. I’ve tried many diets: Atkins, Mediterranean, South Beach, Paleo, Vegan, and a handful of others. I’ve created my own meal plans, I’ve tracked calories, I’ve done intermittent fasting. And I’ve come to the conclusion that while calories do matter for fat loss, the easiest thing to do is to focus on a handful of high-quality foods, especially vegetables, and to avoid eating too…
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  • What to Eat for Fat Loss

    19 Sep 2014 | 8:53 am
    By Leo Babauta I’ve gone from obese to overweight to normal weight to pretty fit, in the last decade, and I’m sometimes asked what someone should eat if they want to lose fat. I’ve tried many diets: Atkins, Mediterranean, South Beach, Paleo, Vegan, and a handful of others. I’ve created my own meal plans, I’ve tracked calories, I’ve done intermittent fasting. And I’ve come to the conclusion that while calories do matter for fat loss, the easiest thing to do is to focus on a handful of high-quality foods, especially vegetables, and to avoid eating too…
  • The Heartbreaking Cruelty of Comparing Yourself to Others

    17 Sep 2014 | 9:06 am
    By Leo Babauta We all do it: we look at what others are doing and wish we were doing that too. Or, alternatively, we scoff at what they’re doing and judge them, and see ourselves as better. One makes us feel bad, the other makes us feel superior. Neither makes us happy. Let’s take a couple of quick examples. Example 1: Looking at Instagram I’m not an Instagram user, but family members are, and I see the kinds of things that are posted: people going to parties, to the beach, having a great dinner, traveling, going on a run, doing yoga … generally living an amazing life.
  • A Brief Guide to Overcoming Instant Gratification

    15 Sep 2014 | 11:24 am
    By Leo Babauta It’s no secret that we live in the Age of Instant gratification. That’s not news. But Paul Roberts has written an excellent essay at The American Scholar looking at the breadth of this phenomena on our society — it’s a must read. A sample quote from Roberts’ essay: ‘The notion of future consequences, so essential to our development as functional citizens, as adults, is relegated to the background, inviting us to remain in a state of permanent childhood.’ And while he concludes that we need to change as a society, not just individuals,…
  • How to Get Motivated After a Vacation

    12 Sep 2014 | 10:39 am
    By Leo Babauta I open the door to my house after a long flight and drive home from the airport, and Eva and I and the kids throw our bags down and immediately want to go to sleep. We’re jetlagged, tired from traveling, worn from all-day walks around foreign cities. We flop onto our beds and have a difficult night sleeping. In the week following, I struggle to get back on track with my work. Jetlag, sleep problems, a sick kid, and a general lack of motivation color my days following a vacation. How do I get motivated after a vacation, or any kind of long break? It doesn’t come…
  • 7 Strategies for Facing Your Internet/TV Addiction

    9 Sep 2014 | 7:40 am
    By Leo Babauta How do you beat something so addictive as the Internet, or TV — things most of us find ourselves increasingly immersed in, all day long? I won’t get into the whys of curbing an addiction like this — I’m going to assume you already want to make a change. The change can be different things: perhaps you play too many video games, watch too much porn, watch TV on your laptop way too much, are on Youtube or Facebook or Reddit or Instagram or Twitter or news sites or blogs too much … What can you do? I’m going to give you strategies I’ve…
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    The Happiness Project

  • “Habit Change Is Easiest When People Move House or Undergo Some Life Transition.” (Gretchen Rubin)
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:45 am
    Habits interview: Wendy Wood. I was very pleased to get the chance to interview Professor and Vice Dean Wendy Wood, because she’s one of the top experts in the field of habits, and has done much of the most interesting research in the area. For instance, it was her research that showed that about people repeat about 40% of their activities almost daily — and usually in the same place. I read a lot of her work as I was writing Better Than Before, my book about how we change habits. (To hear when it goes on sale, sign up here.) I was very curious to hear more about Wendy’s…
  • Are You a “People-Pleaser?” What Do You Feel Obliged To Do? (Gretchen Rubin)
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:11 pm
    I posted yesterday about “Do you resist when anyone asks or tell you what to do?”, about some questions I had about the Rebel Tendency, as part of the Four Tendencies framework I’ve created. The  Four Tendencies are part of what I discuss in Better Than Before, my book on habit change. A key piece of self-knowledge — which is crucial to habit change — is “What is your ‘Tendency’?”  That is: How do you respond to expectations? -outer expectations (meet a deadline, perform a “request” from a sweetheart, follow traffic regulations) -inner expectations…
  • Do You Resist When Anyone Asks or Tells You To Do Something? (Gretchen Rubin)
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:28 am
    It may have been a while since I posted on the Four Tendencies, but have no doubt, I’m still obsessed with this subject. I came up with the  Four Tendencies framework as part of my work on Better Than Before, my book on habit change. There, I reveal the secret of habit formation. Really. Ready to hear the mystery solved? To change our habits, we first have to figure out ourselves. Many experts suggest a magical, one-size-fits-all solution, but we all know from experience, that alas, such an answer doesn’t exist. We have to shape our habits to suit ourselves. And in that quest, a…
  • Can a Vine Behave like an Olive Tree? No. (Gretchen Rubin)
    14 Sep 2014 | 5:40 am
    A vine cannot behave olively, nor an olive tree vinely—it is impossible, inconceivable. No more can a human being wholly efface his native disposition. –Epictetus, Discourses, 2.20.18 This is what has struck me most in my study of habits. We can’t change our fundamental nature. We have to form the habits that work for us. An Owl shouldn’t bother trying to form the habit of getting up early to exercise. A Moderator shouldn’t bother trying to form the habit of giving up sugar. A Sprinter shouldn’t both trying to form the habit of doing a little work each day,…
  • Video: For Habits, the Strategy of Abstaining, or, How To Be Free From French Fries. (Gretchen Rubin)
    11 Sep 2014 | 11:56 am
    I’m doing a video series in which I discuss the various strategies that we can use for habit-formation. Habits are the invisible architecture of everyday life, and a significant element of happiness. If we have habits that work for us, we’re much more likely to be happy, healthy, productive, and creative. My forthcoming book, Better Than Before, describes the multiple strategies we can exploit to change our habits. To hear when it goes on sale, sign up here. Today, I’m talking about the Strategy of Abstaining. This is one of my favorite strategies — but then, I’m a 100%,…
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    Daily Inspiration - Daily Quotes

  • Equanimity/Composure

    18 Sep 2014 | 9:08 pm
    Equanimity (or composure) is the state of being calm, balanced, and in control of one's emotions, even under stress or in the midst of difficulty.Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness,and the word happy would lose its meaningif it were not balanced by sadness.It is far better take things as they come alongwith patience and equanimity.- Carl JungWithout accepting the fact that everything changes,we cannot find perfect composure.But unfortunately, although it is true,it is difficult for us to accept it.Because we cannot accept the truth of transience,we suffer.- Shunryu…
  • Everything is God

    17 Sep 2014 | 9:08 pm
    Everything is God.- don Miguel RuizGod makes everything out of Itself by becoming the thing it makes.- Ernest HolmesWe can never be the better for our religionif our neighbor is the worse for it.- AnonymousYou hold onto religion,you know, rules, regulations, traditions.I think what God is interested inis people's hearts, and that's hard enough.- Bono What is a miracle? To some, it is an act of God.To others, something amazing, extraordinary, or unexpected.To me, Life is a miracle.Everything that happens is a miracle.There is no reason for me to exist as I do -no reason for humanity, the…
  • Beyond Your Worries

    16 Sep 2014 | 9:08 pm
    Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow...but only empties today of its strength.- C. H. SpurgeonThe best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.- Mohandas (Mahatma) GandhiIf I could tell the world just one thingit would be we're all okay,and not to worry cause worry is wastefuland useless in times like these.I won't be made useless.I won't be idle with despair,I will gather myself around my faith.Light does the darkness most fear.- Jewel  When you feel worried and depressed,consciously form a smile on your face and act upbeatuntil the happy feeling…
  • The Darkest Night

    15 Sep 2014 | 9:08 pm
    The darkest night is often the bridge to the brightest tomorrow.- Jonathan Lockwood HuieWhen you find your path, you must not be afraid.You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes.Disappointment, defeat, and despair arethe tools God uses to show us the way.- Paulo CoelhoFear defeats more people thanany other one thing in the world.- Ralph Waldo EmersonOur greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.- Confucius Further reading: Dark DaysAgain TomorrowEndings and BeginningsBeyond the CloudEvery TomorrowNatural GoodnessCopyright © by Jonathan Lockwood…
  • Think Big, Act Big

    14 Sep 2014 | 9:08 pm
    There is no passion to be found playing small -in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.- Nelson MandelaWhen people get caught up with that which is rightand they are willing to sacrifice for it,there is no stopping point short of victory.- Martin Luther King, Jr.Whatever you can do, or dream you can, Begin it.Boldness has genius, power and magic in it, Begin it now.- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe To leave the world a better place,to know even one life has breathed easierbecause you have lived,this is to have succeeded.- Ralph Waldo EmersonFurther reading: Being…
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    Inspire Me Today

  • Fabulous at the Core!

    Tina Lifford
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:12 am
    I am unapologetically optimistic about everything, because life is too short to do otherwise. This thing called life is the best invention ever! Sure, it has had me on my knees a few hundred times but every time, I get up a better more capable me. There have been many times when I wanted things to be different than how they were… not anymore! Now I take life as it comes. I have finally caught the hang of it: I expect life to show up being life – full of stuff! And I don’t take any of the stuff personally. It took me a long time to realize circumstances rarely hurt. What…
  • When you know yourself you are empowered. When you accept yourself you are invincible.

    Tina Lifford
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:10 am
    This post was originally published on Leave a comment or share this post by visiting When you know yourself you are empowered. When you accept yourself you are invincible..
  • The Best Year of Your Life

    Debbie Ford
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:06 am
    Are you ready to make 2014 the best year of your life? You may be wondering what it would really mean for you to have the best year of your life…. Would you need to have it all together? The perfect body, your dream job, a full bank account or the ideal relationship? Debbie Ford’s The Best Year of Your Life will help you understand that it isn’t the outer achievements that actually give you true fulfillment. For 2014 to be your best year, you will need to become the person you’ve always wanted to be. Debbie provides you with a profound, easy-to-follow weekly…
  • Persistence in the face of adversity prevents defeat.

    Inspire Me Today
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:08 pm
    This post was originally published on Leave a comment or share this post by visiting Persistence in the face of adversity prevents defeat..
  • 3 Ideas to Foster Massive Life Change

    Traci Bild
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:12 am
    I once heard someone say, “God has more planned for you than you could ever imagine for yourself.” While I didn’t understand it at the time, fifteen years later I certainly do. Whether God, Buddha, Allah or the Universe, I’m here to tell you that this statement holds true, I’ve experienced it firsthand. My greatest passion is helping people understand their true power and potential and how to use it for good. So my words of wisdom are simple but life-changing: Create a dream journal and fill it with everything you have ever desired, expect great things to happen in your life and…
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    Think Simple Now

  • 5 Life Lessons from World Travel

    Guest of TSN
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    I’ve spent the last year wandering around the globe and exploring this wondrous thing called life. Through 26 flights, I’ve managed to circle the globe twice and touch five of the seven continents. The journey led me to scuba diving for a month straight with whale sharks on islands in Thailand to hitchhiking my way through an African country to being paid to make sand castles on the beautiful Australian beaches to almost having a foot amputated in Asia.
  • 5 Tips for Having Hard Conversations

    Kate Swoboda
    8 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    My friend, author and artist Christine Mason Miller, once wrote in her book Ordinary Sparkling Moments that communication between people is like a ball — you have to throw it so that the other person can catch it. If you don’t? Someone’s going to get whacked in the face, really hard.
  • 13 Ways to Get Unstuck Now

    Guest of TSN
    4 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Ready to get unstuck? It’s never too late to try something new and radical in order to make real change. Some contradict.
  • How to Date Authentically: 4 Lessons

    Alana Mbanza
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    I created this affirmation several months ago to remind myself that the type of relationship I want is possible. But, to be honest, sometimes I wonder if I will ever find someone. I wonder if maybe I have too many issues or if my standards are too high.
  • How to Move Forward and Stop Repeating The Past

    Angela Marchesani
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    We move through our lives based on patterns of the past, replicating the systems and dynamics that we’ve become accustomed to. Our brains are actually trained to perpetuate these patterns, as we reinforce the neural pathways that have been previously established. Without consciousness, it continues.
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    Lolly Daskal

  • The Leaders We Remember Most

    16 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    The leaders we remember most are not necessarily the ones who have a fancy office or important position. The leaders we remember most, the ones who stand out from the rest, are the ones who are different: in their actions, in their thinking, and certainly in the way they have interacted with us. The leaders we remember most are the ones who have followed the practices of leadership from within: They challenged us. They’re the ones who showed us we can always be better than we thought we could, who encouraged us to do what we thought was impossible. They acknowledged us. They took the time…
  • How To Make The Most Of Our Mistakes

    9 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Everyone makes mistakes; that is a given. But not everyone knows how to make the most out of them. Often people are quick to blame others and make excuses, and when that happens, nothing really changes. What differentiates true leaders from blamers is the willingness to acknowledge they have made a mistake and to say they’re sorry (and mean it!). The best leaders know that it’s possible to turn a mistake into a valuable moment of leadership. Here is how to make the most of our mistakes: Mistakes are a given. Don’t hide behind the truth, but be transparent and candid and own your error.
  • It Takes Great Insight To Choose What Is Right

    2 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
      Recently at a keynote I shared with a group of leaders a story that allowed each of them to think about their choices and how those choices affected their lives. The story had a profound impact on them and I want to share it with you. The story begins in a tiny Mexican village. An American tourist complimented a Mexican fisherman on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took him to catch them. “Not very long,” answered the fisherman. “But then, why didn’t you stay out longer and catch more?” asked the tourist. The fisherman explained that his small…
  • We Choose Our Leadership By How Much We Give

    26 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    Two men shared a hospital room. One was allowed to sit up in his bed beside the window for an hour each afternoon; the other had to stay flat on his back. Every afternoon the man by the window would pass the time by describing all the things he could see outside the window. There was a park with a lovely lake, with the city skyline in the distance. There were trees and flowers and sunshine and clouds and all manner of people doing all manner of things. As the man by the window described the day’s scenes, the man on the other side would close his eyes and imagine them. It was by far his…
  • The Art Of Leadership Is Not Without Struggle

    19 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    At the age of seven, a young boy and his family were forced out of their home. The boy had to work to help support his family. When he was nine, his mother passed away. As a young man was keen to go to law school, but had no education. At 22, he lost his job as a store clerk. At 23, he ran for the state legislature and lost. The same year, a business failure left him with a debt that took him 17 years to repay. At 27, he had a nervous breakdown. At 29, he lost an election to be speaker in his state legislature. At 31, he was defeated in his attempt to become an elector. By 35, he had been…
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    Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog

  • The Evil Exit

    Steve Pavlina
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:03 pm
    One of your most difficult challenges on your path of personal growth will be dealing with the consequences of seeing your values shift away from the people who are already in your life, such as your family, friends, roommates, or even your spouse. If you maintain a strong commitment to personal growth, such shifts are inevitable. As you gain more clarity about what’s most important to you in life, you’ll notice increasing contrast between your values and those of others. How you deal with such contrast can really put you to the test. For instance, you may grow up within a…
  • Free Training Starts Sep 16th

    Steve Pavlina
    14 Sep 2014 | 11:31 am
    You may recall that I helped to promote Ryan Eliason’s 2014 Visionary Entrepreneur Empowerment Training program back in February — a free webinar series for people who’d like to earn income from making a positive impact in the world. That program was extremely popular — more than 73,000 people signed up for the free training. It was especially popular with my readers, who emailed me lots of positive feedback about it. This Tuesday (September 16), Ryan is offering another free training program for people who’d like to have a positive impact on the world. This one…
  • Why You Must Be Patient With Self-Conditioning

    Steve Pavlina
    5 Sep 2014 | 5:41 pm
    When you use the priming effect or any other daily reinforcement technique to condition yourself for success, abundance, or other positive changes, patience is key. During the first week or two, it will usually seem like your efforts are having little or no effect. But if the technique is effective, then usually within several weeks after you begin, you’ll start seeing significant shifts in your thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and behaviors. At some point you’ll observe that you seem to be making huge leaps forward every week. From Minor Pattern to Major Pattern Let me give you a…
  • Selecting Projects Wisely

    Steve Pavlina
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:35 pm
    Sometimes people dive into new projects because they really want to make some money or to “get something going.” They put pressure on themselves to start a project mainly for the sake of trying to create some forward momentum. While forward momentum can be a beautiful thing, I would actually recommend against this approach. Usually when I see people try to motivate themselves like this, their projects fizzle out within a matter of months, if they can complete them at all. A couple years later, they have little or nothing to show for their efforts. The “I’ve gotta get…
  • Last Call to Sign Up for CLW

    Steve Pavlina
    15 Aug 2014 | 12:34 pm
    The Conscious Life Workshop kicks off in one week in Las Vegas (Aug 22-24, 2014). We’ve had 119 registrations so far, which makes this the biggest 3-day workshop we’ve ever done. We sold out the original meeting room we booked, upgraded to a significantly larger room, and now that room is nearly sold out too. We still have a little room left, so we’ll continue taking registrations for as long as we can. Emails About a day after people sign up for the workshop, they receive an autoresponder with the following message, inviting them to share more details about their…
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    The Chief Happiness Officer Blog

  • Why corporate values often have no value

    Alexander Kjerulf
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:19 am
    A CEO of a large Norwegian company once told me that “you know a corporate values program is doomed to fail, when they start distributing mouse mats with the values printed on them.” Many companies today have taken great pains to identify and communicate their core values, but often this kind of thing sinks below the surface like a stone, leaving very few ripples. In this short video that I shot for one of our clients a while back, I talk about what it takes to create corporate values that have value and I give a great example from one workplace that’s done so very…
  • The #1 mistake – or your happiness is not (only) about you

    Alexander Kjerulf
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:32 am
    The most common mistake people make when they seek happiness (at work or in life) is that they focus on making themselves happy here and now. This almost always fails because it becomes a meaningless, shallow pursuit of their own short-term pleasure. True happiness on the other hand, comes from doing things to make many people (including yourself) happier in the long term. This is illustrated by one of the most consistent findings in positive psychology, namely that if you want to be happier yourself, the best way is to make someone else happier. Not as a quid-pro-quo, but from a…
  • Why every company needs to give employees Free Time on the job

    Alexander Kjerulf
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:56 am
    My first “real” job was for a large and very famous Danish company who’d hired me fresh out of university to work on one of their big new products. One day, about a month into my employment there, I was sitting at my desk thinking big thoughts. To other people it might have looked like I was slacking – I’d put my feet up on the desk and was staring into the air – but in reality I was considering if the approach I’d chosen to solving a particular task was the right one or of there was a smarter, faster way. And for that I was reprimanded. When my…
  • Friday Woohoo: A symphony orchestra gets the conductor of their dreams

    Alexander Kjerulf
    4 Sep 2014 | 4:15 am
    Recently, a Danish symphony orchestra found out who their new chief conductor would be – and went completely crazy when they found out who it was. Watch their reaction here: That’s happiness :)
  • Top 10 Reasons why Constant Complaining in the Workplace is so Toxic

    Alexander Kjerulf
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:14 am
    Years ago when I was still a software developer for a small consulting company in my second job out of university, I had a boss that was… shall we say unpopular. My co-workers and I hated his guts and we complained ceaselessly about him. It got to the point where we couldn’t start a meeting, have lunch in the cafeteria, or even go out for a beer without spending half an hour complaining about him. We whined about his attitude, his stupidity, his meddling, his spinelessness … hell, even his dress sense came under fire. But then again, he is the only manager who has ever…
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    Self Help Daily

  • Quote of the Day: Kind Words are the Music of the World - Just In Case You Forgot How Beautiful Kindness Is...

    11 Sep 2014 | 7:41 am
    Just In Case You Forgot How Beautiful Kindness Is...Kind words are the music of the world. They have a power that seems to be beyond natural causes, as though they were some angel’s song which had lost its way and come back to earth. – Anonymous More Quotes About Kindness Follow me on Twitter! of the Day: Kind Words are the Music of the World © Joi for Self Help Daily, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to Post tags: inspirational quote, inspirational quotes, kindness, kindness quote, quote about kindness, quote of the day…
  • Great Quote About the Calming Effects of Tea - There's a Great Deal of Comfort in a Cup of Tea

    2 Sep 2014 | 6:31 am
    There's a Great Deal of Comfort in a Cup of TeaThis morning, my trip to the grocery store wasn’t as uneventful as it normally is. Seems my car’s brakes forgot how to do their job.  Thankfully when I first noticed their sudden case of amnesia I was in a parking lot so I was going really slow.  So thankfully I didn’t hit anyone or anything. Just as it approaches that time of year when my brain begins to think about the holidays, Christmas shopping, and all the wonderful things that come from September – December… that’s when my car says, “You know…
  • Occupations with High Rates of Substance Abuse (Infographic) - Based on The National Survey on Drug Use and Health

    1 Sep 2014 | 11:49 am
    Based on The National Survey on Drug Use and HealthIf you find yourself in a battle with substance abuse, don’t try to fight it alone! Formidable foes (which “abuse” of any kind certainly qualifies for) call for more than just one hero. Contact someone in your community and/or click through the infographic shown above for more information. When it comes to standing up to any sort of abuse (mental, substance, physical..) there’s power in numbers. Repeat after me: I don’t have to do this alone! Follow me on Twitter! with…
  • How to Make it Through the First Year of Sobriety (Special Article) - Help for Those Re-Covering from Addiction

    15 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Help for Those Re-Covering from AddictionBelow is an article that’s being shared with Self Help Daily’s readers who, quite possibly, find themselves fighting for a better life.  Sometimes you need a little help when fighting worthy opponents – fortunately, help isn’t just out there, it’s readily available! The risk of addiction relapse is highest during the first year of a recovering addict’s sobriety. Acute withdrawal from alcohol or drugs may last only about a week to 10 days, but even after acute withdrawal ends, a recovering addict may continue to…
  • How to Get Work Done When You Don’t Fell Like Working (at all!) - When Your Give a Dang Can't Be Found

    1 Aug 2014 | 8:23 am
    When Your Give a Dang Can't Be FoundEver have one of those days when you just flat don’t want to do anything. As in anything at all – unless, of course, lying on the couch watching TVLand counts. I don’t know about you, but I find that I’ve always got time for and interest in Andy and Barney. Funny, though, the same can’t always be said for housework, writing, laundry, etc.  Those of us who work from home (in my opinion) have a tougher time than most. Let’s face it, if we don’t feel like working, we simply don’t. Cue the whistling and tell…
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    Box of Crayons

  • Curtis Lefrandt, The Innovator’s Method

    18 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    I recently had the pleasure of meeting Curtis Lefrandt, one of the principals at The Innovator’s DNA, which is a Silicon Valley-based innovation shop, training company and research engine. One of the organization’s co-founders is about to release a book called The Innovator’s Method: Bringing the Lean Start-up into Your Organization, and I’m really interested to talk with Curtis about the new insights and research it will reveal. (By the way, be sure to check out our new One Best Question series, where authors, innovators, teachers and HR professionals share their best question…
  • Twofer Tuesday: On Boredom & Stress

    16 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Have you joined our Tools for the Time-Crunch Manager LinkedIn group? We share insights, ideas and links,  all designed to inspire and help you conquer the day-to-day challenges of your workday. Here are two articles I shared in the last week… Bored? Here’s why it’s useful to cultivate a little tedium in your life Lots of us have crammed-full lives. Hence you being part of the time-crunched manager group. So while we might not be getting enough Great Work done, we’re at least plenty busy on the other stuff. This is a solid and research-based piece on why it’s…
  • Great Work Provocation

    Michael Bungay Stanier
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Here you are, on the precipice of a decision that will affect your journey. There are opportunities right and left. How will you chart your future? What factors will influence your choice?
  • Shane Snow’s Five Essential Books on Lateral Thinking

    12 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    How do some startups go from zero to billions in mere months? How did Alexander the Great, YouTube tycoon Michelle Phan, and Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon climb to the top in less time than it takes most of us to get a promotion? My guest post today is by Shane Snow, a New York City-based technology journalist and web entrepreneur. He is also the author of Smartcuts: How Hackers, Innovators, and Icons Accelerate Success, which examines how companies and people employ “lateral thinking” to rethink convention and break “rules” that aren’t rules. Luckily for me, in…
  • How to Generate New Ideas

    11 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Business revolves around new ideas. Whether they are external customer-facing ideas (new bells and whistles, new products, etc) or internal (new ways of doing things), managers and their teams need to generate ideas to fuel the innovation pipeline. But here’s the common scenario: The meeting is on. The call has just gone out for anyone with ideas to step forward… and… nothing. Crickets. You’re stuck. Managers and teams only see one way ahead and they don’t like what they see. You feel like you only have one choice and you don’t like the choice you see. It’s an all-too-familiar…
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    Aspire Higher Motivational Quotes

  • Nobody Else But You – Poem

    13 Sep 2014 | 5:15 pm
    I seem to be posting a lot of poems lately…but that’s because I keep finding good ones for your reading pleasure. This one seems to be from around 1936, and it talks about our need to take responsibility for our lives, actions, and future.  I’m sure you’re going to like it!... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The Grandest Prize – Poem

    26 Aug 2014 | 6:32 pm
    Here’s another great poem I stumbled upon recently.  It’s about striving for worthy goals in life, especially the ones that make you stretch. If you’re like me, you’ll have to read it 2 or 3 times. The Grandest Prize In summing up the things to praise, For what they do for... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The Boy – Poem

    16 Aug 2014 | 8:40 am
    Here’s an interesting poem I found recently from the early 1940’s…or earlier.  It talks about taking account of who we are now, compared to who we thought we would one day become.  You might have to read it a few times to fully get it. The Boy A lad stood there, as I opened the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Talent Quotes

    14 Aug 2014 | 4:28 pm
    I collected these TALENT QUOTES for you because we always seem to be down on ourselves for our lack of natural ability.  These quotes should give you a fresh new way to look at your performance.  Enjoy:   1. Genius is the gold in the mine; talent is the miner that works and brings it... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Inspirational Quotes Video 3

    10 Aug 2014 | 7:47 pm
    I’ve been meaning to go on a video-making-binge for years…but I find it so hard to do! I’d love to amass a giant collection of such videos; I did make a couple motivational videos 7 years ago, and finally got around to making a 3rd one only 6 months ago.  That tells you how well I... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Motivation and Success Strategies | GetMotivation

  • 10 Things You Should Stop Doing To Be Successful

    Josh Hinds
    4 Sep 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Are you a happy person? How often do you think of reasons why everyone around you is successful though they are not better than you in general? What do you do wrong? Success comes to those who wait, they say. As far as you understand, simple waiting is not enough to bring you luck, happiness and success. So, maybe it is high time to change your attitude to everything and everyone around, and stop doing those things that prevent you from becoming successful? What are they actually? 1. Do not let others decide what “success” is for you. Different people may interpret…
  • How a Small, Consistent Effort Lets You Achieve Goals You Only Dreamed About

    Josh Hinds
    16 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    “The journey of a thousand miles begins and ends with one step.” – Lao Tzu Have you ever given up on a goal because it seemed so far away? Perhaps you’ve been on diet after diet – only to give up each time. Maybe you’ve thought about studying part-time – but it’ll take you years to get the qualification you want. Or perhaps you’ve started a huge long-term project, like writing a book – only to stop a few months later with little to show for your efforts. You might feel like you need to take huge strides to see the success you desire, but starting small will…
  • Automobile University By Zig Ziglar

    Josh Hinds
    11 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    In our hurry-hurry world, most people do not have time to become bookworms, but virtually all of us can become “tape worms.” (Or “podcast worms” or “CD worms”… you get the picture.) A study by the University of Southern California revealed that if you live in a metropolitan area and drive 12,000 miles a year you can acquire the equivalent of two years of college education in three years’ time by listening to educational information in your car. Since the average American adult spends from two hundred to seven hundred hours each year in an…
  • 6 Steps to a Great Work-Life Balance

    Josh Hinds
    8 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    We hear it over and over again: “Success requires sacrifice. You can’t have it all”. If you want to be successful with your business or career, you will have to buckle down and get ready to pay a steep price in your personal life. This is how most people think and live. Yet there’s a minority of people, let’s call them role models, who have found a way to end this age-old and unforgiving compromise. I know this because I searched the globe for them. I wrote a book about what they can teach us – and this is how I have chosen to live my own life. Within the last decade these…
  • Strive to Always Move Forward

    Josh Hinds
    6 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    If you remember anything from your geometry class in school, it’s probably the fact that the shortest distance between any two points is a straight line. Moving forward along that straight line always represents the most efficient, productive, and profitable course of action, assuming that you have picked your destination point wisely. Recently, I heard about the artwork in the design on an Australian coat-of-arms. There are two animals indigenous to Australia that appear on that coat-of-arms. They are the kangaroo and the emu. These two animals aren’t too much alike, but they do…
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    Danielle LaPorte: white hot truth + sermons on life

  • You have no jurisdiction here (a poem for boundary-making)

    18 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    The outline of my being shines brighter than agreements I made before now but thank you for the bond that bound me for now I know my endless expanse my fences are not so much about you not being welcome (although you’re not) It’s that this is now and it is me and I am in space and that covers it all. I sounded it out for you. Sonic love. Listen below or download to your devices HERE. The post You have no jurisdiction here (a poem for boundary-making) appeared first on Danielle LaPorte: white hot truth + sermons on life.
  • Here’s what to do when you’re feeling small. Reframe your power.

    16 Sep 2014 | 6:59 am
    Speaking at Just Love, One Billion Rising For Justice One of my most meaningful speaking gigs was for Eve Ensler and her Just Love event. Her effective devotion to ending violence against women, her creative gift of The Vagina Monologues and wrenchingly human and beautiful writing… to ride on her starbeam and lend my own voice to the consciousness that V-Day is raising — well, I would have walked on glass to be there. Honour of a lifetime. I was speaking in the afternoon so I sat in the audience and listened to the other talks. The women spoke of the psychology and spirituality of trauma…
  • The first ever Desire Map WORKSHOPS are rolling out! LA. Portland. Seattle. Vancouver. Calgary. The Bay Area. Victoria BC.

    12 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    THE DESIRE MAP WORKSHOP LEVEL 1. A course for discovering your core desired feelings. It’s happening! A live, guided COURSE. With heaps of rituals, a-ha’s, and a Desire Map workbook to write your heart out in. Leading up to the January 2015 release of our Desire Map Licensing Program we are over-the-moon to present to you our pioneer team of Desire Map WORKSHOP leaders. Workshops are happening in six different cities in the US and Canada as weekend intensives, an overnight retreat, a six-week in-person experience, and a six-week virtual experience. Some are integrating yoga and…
  • A one-day Q&A event in LA for your writing & publishing dreams, with Linda Sivertsen, Justine Musk, & me.

    11 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Ever wish you could have an hour, a lunch — or a whole day — to sit with a woman living her creative dream so that you could ask her: HOW? HOW DID YOU DO IT? AND HOW CAN I? Loves, it’s time! Get it real and get in gear. Write your own rules. Make your creative dream a new reality. I’m thrilled to announce the first-ever… OPEN BOOKS EVENT! Join Linda Sivertsen, Justine Musk, and me for an in-person, FULL-DAY Q&A immersion for your writing, publishing, and creative dreams. Think of it as a think tank intensive built around YOUR questions. A very full day of…
  • The Chorus (A poem for those of us always trying to get ahead.)

    10 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Chorus: The long time of loud striving the symbols of success keeping time in my head always a quarter b-b-beat behind. I came to a labyrinth in the woods. I was there for a holiday that was really a funeral that became my birth-day. A priest had made a labyrinth in the woods. “Anyone can walk it,” he said. Labyrinths need to be walked. So I entered the outer ring and all I could hear was the Chorus. Chorus: The long time of loud striving the symbols of success keeping time in my head always a quarter b-b-beat behind. How can I hear now? How can I hear now? Determination is a song…
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    Kala's Bohemian Blog - Explore Your Spirit with Kala

  • Working in Spirit Realm Webinar with Kala Ambrose

    Kala Ambrose
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:51 am
    Kala Ambrose’s Academy of Mystical Arts & Spiritual Sciences provides the opportunity for private and group online course study via webinars and video downloads with Award Winning Author and Wisdom Teacher Kala Ambrose Don’t miss this opportunity to study live with Kala! Here’s the details of the October Webinar:   Lesson Ten: Traveling Beyond the Veil – Working in Spirit Realm The Live Webinar Course with Kala is scheduled for Thursday, October 2nd from 7pm – 9pm Eastern In the spiritual realms where the higher self resides, a record of every thought,…
  • October November and December Webinars with Kala

    Kala Ambrose
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:46 pm
    The last three courses in Kala’s Wisdom Course are upon us. Don’t miss this opportunity to study live with Kala! Here’s the details of the upcoming courses:   Lesson Ten: Traveling Beyond the Veil – Working in Spirit Realm The Live Webinar Course with Kala is scheduled for Thursday, October 2nd from 7pm – 9pm Eastern In the spiritual realms where the higher self resides, a record of every thought, action, word and deed is recorded for each soul. Referred to as the Akashic Records, these vibrational energy imprints remain attached to the soul through each…
  • Making Mojo Bags with Kala

    Kala Ambrose
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:42 am
    Kala Ambrose’s Academy of Mystical Arts & Spiritual Sciences provides the opportunity for private and group online course study via webinars and video downloads with Award Winning Author and Wisdom Teacher Kala Ambrose Kala’s Wise Woman Wisdom Course is available to you in Twelve Unique One Hour Video Downloads During this course, you will learn how to conduct rituals as they were done in the ancient mystery schools, read tea leaves, work with sound therapy, understand the importance of portal openings, enhance your intuitive abilities, work with crystals and gemstones and…
  • Purify Your Home and Office with Kala

    Kala Ambrose
    13 Sep 2014 | 2:34 am
    Kala Ambrose’s Academy of Mystical Arts & Spiritual Sciences provides the opportunity for private and group online course study via webinars and video downloads with Award Winning Author and Wisdom Teacher Kala Ambrose Kala’s Wise Woman Wisdom Course is available to you in Twelve Unique One Hour Video Downloads During this course, you will learn how to conduct rituals as they were done in the ancient mystery schools, read tea leaves, work with sound therapy, understand the importance of portal openings, enhance your intuitive abilities, work with crystals and gemstones and…
  • Activating the Aura with Kala Ambrose

    Kala Ambrose
    12 Sep 2014 | 10:40 am
    Kala Ambrose’s Academy of Mystical Arts & Spiritual Sciences provides the opportunity for private and group online course study via webinars and video downloads with Award Winning Author and Wisdom Teacher Kala Ambrose Kala’s Wise Woman Wisdom Course is available to you in Twelve Unique One Hour Video Downloads During this course, you will learn how to conduct rituals as they were done in the ancient mystery schools, read tea leaves, work with sound therapy, understand the importance of portal openings, enhance your intuitive abilities, work with crystals and gemstones and…
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    Walter E. Jacobson, M.D. » Self-Help Blog

  • The Golden Rule

    Walter Jacobson
    24 Aug 2014 | 3:35 pm
    Want to be happy? Want to attain inner peace? Want to feel genuine self-esteem? Want to make the world a better, safer, more loving and more sustainable place? Do unto others as you wish done unto you. Treat others as you wish to be treated. Hold this one thought in your mind. Embed that thought into all your transactions… Everybody wins! The post The Golden Rule appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
  • The Inner Critic vs The Inner Colleague

    Walter Jacobson
    23 Aug 2014 | 2:55 pm
    There are two “voices” in our mind that compete for our attention and cooperation. One voice is negative and self-sabotaging, based in fear. The other voice is positive and empowering, based in love. Which voice we listen to determines the reality we manifest and the quality of our lives. Therefore, if our goal is happiness, inner peace, physical well-being, and success, it behooves us to pay attention and choose the right voice. The post The Inner Critic vs The Inner Colleague appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
  • Stop Blaming Others For The Life You Don’t Have

    Walter Jacobson
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:28 pm
    Regardless of whatever disability or adversity you experienced in your formative years, you have a choice today to either wallow in your victimhood and what was done to you or accept the hand that was dealt you, don’t let it define you, go after your dreams and make them happen. The post Stop Blaming Others For The Life You Don’t Have appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
  • Pay Attention – Every Decision Has A Consequence

    Walter Jacobson
    13 Aug 2014 | 5:57 pm
    Every thought, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem to be, is a decision that has a consequence. Every action, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem to be, is a decision that has a consequence. Best that we pay attention to our thoughts and actions. More specifically, if we wish to attain happiness and inner peace, best we choose those thoughts and actions that are based on love rather than fear, unity rather than divisiveness, generosity rather than selfishness, tolerance rather than judgment, acceptance rather than rejection, and forgiveness rather than resentment.
  • Get High With Your Mind: Be Loving and Kind.

    Walter Jacobson
    12 Aug 2014 | 6:36 am
    Want to get high without alcohol or drugs? Think loving thoughts. Express kindness, compassion and consideration to everyone you meet. The post Get High With Your Mind: Be Loving and Kind. appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
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    Everything Counts!

  • Habits of Happiness

    Gary Ryan Blair
    7 Sep 2014 | 4:33 pm
    NO ONE can really be happy in any area of their life, nor be considered a success if they do not exercise integrity, if they do not consistently demonstrate excellence, and if they do not consciously focus on being just and honest with themselves and others. Every departure from principle, integrity, excellence and honesty causes a loss of self-respect, and undermines your character. And…every time we obey and honor the inward law of doing right we hear an inward approval, we strengthen our soul and personal constitution, and we build on our reputation with ourselves and others. Have…
  • Sportsmanship…and why it matters

    Gary Ryan Blair
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:28 am
    Education is incomplete without sports, and sports are incomplete without a true education of sportsmanship. As millions head back for another year of school, I wanted to use this post to share an insight for all students athletes, parents, coaches and fans. The choice made by athletes to engage in sportsmanlike behavior depends in large part, on how the sport is structured by coaches, parents, and fans. Good sportsmanship begins with an understanding that the principle nature of athletics, sports, and physical education are an integral part of the educational process, presenting innumerable…
  • Guts and Glory

    Gary Ryan Blair
    31 Aug 2014 | 3:39 pm
    “We choose to go…not because it is easy, but because it is hard, because that goal will serve to measure and organize the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win.” – John Fitzgerald Kennedy on sending a man to the moon THERE is no purer form of success, no more exact and demanding test of what you are capable of, than to take on a big challenging goal and find great joy in the capacity to meet it. While we all have different goals and aspirations, we all love and…
  • Take A Walk on the Wild Side

    Gary Ryan Blair
    24 Aug 2014 | 5:30 pm
    “Why did the chicken cross the road?” is a common riddle. The punch line of which is: “To get to the other side.” A punch line is the final part of a joke, comedy sketch, or profound statement which is intended to be funny or to provoke laughter or thought. If you’ll allow me, I’d like to show you how to use this silly: “To get to the other side.” punch line, as a powerful philosophy for turning your dreams into reality. Ready? Let’s go… On the other side of ordinary is extraordinary. On the other side of defeat is victory. On the…
  • Bruce Lee’s $10 Million Dollar Goal

    Gary Ryan Blair
    17 Aug 2014 | 8:20 am
    At Planet Hollywood in New York City, there is a letter hanging on the wall that martial artist and actor Bruce Lee wrote to himself. The top of the letter, which Lee HAND WROTE and dated January 9, 1970, has stamped on it “SECRET.” It starts out, “By 1980 I will be the best known Oriental movie star in the United States and will have secured $10 million dollars.” The most interesting part of this letter, however, was the second part-the part, often omitted when we sit down with ourselves to set goals. Lee goes on to write, “And in return I will give the very…
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    Escape Adulthood with Kim & Jason

  • The 15 Most Powerful Adultitis Antidotes on the Face of the Earth

    17 Sep 2014 | 2:18 pm
    I am super excited to announce our newest ebook you guys! This bad boy is a collection of 15 of our most powerful (and fast-acting!) ways to stop Adultitis in its evil little tracks. Basically, it’s the greatest hits guide, featuring things like Pajama Run, Barbarian Spaghetti, and more. Applying just one of the treatment options within will immediately result in a state that is less stressful and more fun. And the best part? It’s FREE to all Escape Adulthood Insiders! If you’re subscribed to our newsletter, you can snag it right here. - – > Download the PDF (936 kb)
  • Thou Shalt Not Sulk

    13 Sep 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Corinne had just finished a long, hard day at work. She was looking forward to enjoying a juicy leftover hamburger from last night’s dinner, but when she opened the fridge, she discovered they were all gone. Fuming, she plopped into her recliner, wrapped herself in a blanket, crossed her arms, and settled in for a good sulk. Corinne reported that she felt guilty for pouting, but the next day realized that her self-contained pity party wasn’t all bad. She said, “It was a non-violent way to combat my tiredness and frustration, no yelling, no recriminations involved, and I eventually…
  • Saturday Morning Sprinkles: Jeans Designed by Tigers Edition

    13 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Click here to view the embedded video. • Lucy and I love watching animal shows together. We especially love big cats. (Her fave is the cheetah, mine is the tiger.) I think she needs to get me a pair of the jeans featured in the video above for Father’s Day. • Here is a video with 100 iconic film scenes. How many do you recognize? Here’s an even better question: If they made a movie about your life, what 100 scenes would make the cut? Do you have enough scenes from just this summer to fill a highlight reel? • This Simpsons Home Lego kit is all kinds of awesome. I love the…
  • Meet Sheri Holton

    10 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    The Small Rebellion is a playful group of escape artists who share a joyful, indomitable childlike spirit and are not afraid to let that spirit come out to play! They’re united by a common goal of fighting Adultitis and the doo-doo heads who embrace its ideals. Quite frankly, they’re pretty much the coolest people on the planet. Here’s one right now… • My name is…Sheri Holton. • My hometown is… Downers Grove, Illinois. • My biggest dream…was to meet a partner for life & have a family – yay! • My inspiration…is my hubby and our girls,…
  • Thou Shalt Not Let Thine Princess Dress Get Wet

    6 Sep 2014 | 11:11 pm
    A half mile from our house, there is a row of lakefront homes. A small sliver of land between two of the behemoths serves as a public access point to the lake. Last week, an hour before the sun tucked itself in for the night, we pushed our strollers through the skinny green passageway to enjoy the pint-sized plot of beach that was ours. It wasn’t long before Lucy began wading in the water, delighted by the sand squishing between her toes. She was wearing last year’s Halloween costume — a pink and yellow princess dress — because, well…just because. The gentle waves kissed the bottom…
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    The BridgeMaker

  • Set Your Soul on Fire

    Alex Blackwell
    14 Sep 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames – Rumi Is there a hole in your heart you can’t explain? Is there a hunger inside of you that’s not being satisfied? Is your soul ready to catch fire and burn for something so meaningful that your life will change forever? Igniting the spark When you sense the hole or feel the hunger, it’s your soul telling you that it’s time to ignite the spark and light up the world with your amazing colors. Simply put, when you discover your passion and let the fire burn, then you are living on purpose – you are following your passion.
  • The Words You Need

    Alex Blackwell
    11 Sep 2014 | 3:49 am
    Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate and to humble. – Yehuda Berg You hear thousands of words every day. Some words are necessary while other words are worthless. Some words offer guidance while other words criticize. Some words make you smile while other words lead to anger. Some words bring peace while other words are empty. But no matter their degree of kindness or level of bitterness, words connect – for better or worse. So, on the days when the words you need to hear have been left unspoken, let these words…
  • A Simple Path – To the Basic Instructions for Life

    Alex Blackwell
    7 Sep 2014 | 10:58 am
    It is not length of life, but depth of life. — Ralph Waldo Emerson There are days when I want to leave notes around the house with step-by-step instructions. Or better yet, maybe I could use my iPhone to record short instructional videos for my family. These tutorials would cover topics like… …how to fill up the dogs’ water bowls. …how to use a light switch, both ways. …how to carry a laundry basket back upstairs. …how to put a dish into the dishwasher. …how to return an iPhone charger back to the place where it was found. Stop Arguing with Reality It’s the little things…
  • Let Go, Simplify and Breathe

    Alex Blackwell
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:42 am
    If you want to make God laugh, just tell Him your plans. – Woody Allen It’s good to be back, writing again. After stepping away for the summer, I felt the nudge to return to The BridgeMaker. My time away wasn’t about losing my passion – it was about doing what I had to do to keep my head above water. Need to Breathe Do you know the feeling? The days when you feel like your head is just below the water line and you’re doing everything you can to push upward to breathe, but the life-giving air is just out of reach. Frustration builds, making the task more difficult. That’s when…
  • When It’s Time to Build Something New

    Alex Blackwell
    15 Jun 2014 | 5:41 am
    Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go. – Hermann Hesse It’s time to let go and see what’s next for me. This is my last post on The BridgeMaker. After writing more than 700 posts for the past seven years, something is nudging me to move on and build something new. The signs telling me that it’s time to close this chapter have been around for a while; I’ve just been ignoring them. I thought if I stopped writing then I would let people down. But over the last few months the motivation to write has come more from a sense of obligation than…
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    Your Voice of Encouragement

  • Support Coaching Is Essential for New Habits

    17 Sep 2014 | 2:22 pm
    “Mastering any kind of skill takes time, effort and patience. Along the way, there’s much you can do to help someone stay on track.” – Dennis E. Coates, Ph.D. in Support CoachingDo you know someone who’s trying to break a bad habit or form a new, positive one?Think back to when you’ve attempted to make such a change. It’s not easy.People will experience setbacks and failures as they work to adopt a new way that’s different from their familiar, comfortable pattern. Along the way, they’re likely to feel discouraged, frustrated, and disappointed with the lack of…
  • The Power of Persistence

    7 Sep 2014 | 12:34 pm
    The principles in Napoleon Hill’s classic, Think and Grow Rich can certainly be applied to the accumulation of money.But they also represent an outstanding roadmap for accomplishing any worthwhile achievements in your life.Best-selling author Bob Proctor has studied and taught Hill’s 13 success principles for 40 years. The two habits he’s developed over the years are worth adopting:1. Read a few lines from the book every day. No matter what challenge he faces in life, he’s found the solution inside the pages of this book.2. Read the chapter on PERSISTENCE every day for 30…
  • How to Network Like a Fox

    8 Aug 2014 | 1:01 pm
    I've been in business since 1982 and have read dozens of books about networking over the years. Usually I’d get a nugget here and there, but then I was left to cobble together my own plan.In her Network Like a Fox is refreshingly different.Inside the covers of this value-packed book by Nancy Fox is an entire strategy mapped out for the taking.Fox’s recommended approaches are closely aligned with my own values, focusing on what you can do for other people and not what they’ll do for you. She also stresses the importance of LISTENING – not just to hear what the person is saying but…
  • Conversations Overheard on a Blueberry Farm

    27 Jul 2014 | 11:31 am
    Every summer my husband Lee and I visit a local blueberry farm to pick spray-free berries and stock up with a year’s supply. We usually avoid going on Saturday because of the crowd. But on this particular weekend, that was the only day we could go.Lee and I are serious berry pickers.We don’t talk much to each other during our time in the field. Instead, we focus on finding only the best, ripest berries and filling our buckets.But apparently, for a lot of folks, picking berries is the preferred way to socialize with family and friends.Since we’re not talking, we easily hear the…
  • Reflections on Our 2014 Family Reunion

    8 Jul 2014 | 10:49 am
    In 1988 my parents organized the first family reunion for me and my 5 siblings, our spouses and children. At that time there were 17 of us. Today we number 34.And yet, every 3-4 years most of us have been able to gather together at the beach, thanks to the generosity of Mom and Dad.This year was the first time we were missing the key person who made it all possible: DADMy mother had mixed feelings about having another reunion after his death in November of 2012. But she and Dad had always said these reunions were one of the best investments they’d ever made. They took great joy in watching…
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    Building Personal Strength

  • Thanks to Coaching, I'm Back on Track as a Writer

    17 Sep 2014 | 9:04 am
    I'm a writer. Writing gives me more satisfaction than anything I do. And there are things I care about, things I want to write about.But I'm also a small business entrepreneur, a product developer. During the past several years I've been working with my team to develop an online virtual coaching system that helps people ingrain new skills and make permanent changes in behavior. That system is called ProStar Coach. I've also been heavily involved in the marketing - trying to get the word out. It has been a very satisfying project because it has the potential to help people of all ages and…
  • "Hall of Fame" - Music to Fire You Up

    5 Sep 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Life is hard, and then you...well, that depends on what you do next.The next time you've done your best and it didn't work out and you feel down in the dumps, watch this.It will FIRE. YOU. UP.Some lyrics from "Hall of Fame - The Script" (2012) by feat. could go the distance You could run the mile You could walk straight through hell with a smile You could be the hero You could get the gold Breaking all the records that thought never could be broke Do it for your people Do it for your pride Never gonna know if you never even try Do it…
  • Favorite Quotes from Socrates: An Examined Life

    9 Aug 2014 | 7:25 am
    I recently reread this quote by Socrates, Greek philosopher and teacher of Plato. It's one of my all-time favorites:“An unexamined life is not worth living.”In my life I've tried to surround myself with people who question things and are serious about improving "who they are." Still, I know more than a few people who live unexamined lives, who are willing consumers of whatever the culture dishes up.Marble bust of Socrates - LouvreWhile we think of Socrates as one of the great minds of human history, in his own time only his students and a few close friends appreciated his wisdom. Those in…
  • The Amazing Unprecedented Plumber

    6 Aug 2014 | 9:20 am
    Moving into our new home, we discovered that many aspects of it had been neglected during the previous owners' eight-year residence. One area was the bathroom sinks and toilets. As one of our final upgrades, we called the plumber to clear the sink drains and replace old hardware in the toilets. I assisted by getting rid of the gunk that had accumulated on the stoppers and in the drain pipes. It was...never mind...too nasty to describe.The plumber was an interesting fellow in his mid-thirties. Even though he spoke with a speech impediment, he talked nonstop during the hour he was in the house.
  • Interstellar Space Travel - Humanity's Opportunity to Get Real

    29 Jul 2014 | 9:53 am
    Space travel!Astronauts, men on the moon, space stations, spacecraft that have visited all the planets - even asteroids and comets. One spacecraft has even left our solar system. It’s as if science fiction has become science fact. It almost seems that we can do anything in space if we put our minds to it. It seems so easy—I think too easy—to go from appreciating these achievements to dreams of sending explorers to the other planets and beyond. Artist: WeeYak. More cool images at Interstellar space travel!Not a new term. With hundreds of great sci-fi movies…
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  • Credibility Is the Foundation Of Leadership

    Tanveer Naseer
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    For the third part of this month-long series celebrating the release of my first leadership book (which will be available in bookstores and online retailers next Thursday, September 25th), “Leadership Vertigo”, co-written with S. Max Brown, I’m delighted and honoured to welcome James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner, authors of the international best-seller and groundbreaking leadership book, “The Leadership Challenge”, to my blog. In this special guest piece, Jim and Barry discuss the 3rd leadership principle from the book, “Earn Credibility”, by sharing findings from several…
  • Got Leadership Vertigo? Get Vulnerable

    Tanveer Naseer
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Continuing the month-long celebration of the release of my first leadership book (which will be available in bookstores and online September 25th), “Leadership Vertigo”, co-written with S. Max Brown, I’m delighted to welcome best-selling author, leadership researcher, and former Oracle executive Liz Wiseman. In this special guest piece written for this celebratory leadership series, Liz looks at how making ourselves vulnerable can help us to build our competency, which is the 2nd leadership principle found in the book.Liz, thanks for sharing insights from your upcoming book with my…
  • The 3 Things Leaders Must Do To Build Meaningful Communities

    Tanveer Naseer
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Last week, I shared the news of a special, month-long leadership series here on my blog to celebrate the release this month of my first leadership book, “Leadership Vertigo”, co-written with S. Max Brown (to learn more about the book and the numerous book retailers where you can buy a copy, click here to check out the book page on my website).To kick-start this special celebratory leadership series, I’m delighted and honoured to welcome Doug Conant, Chairman of Avon Products and retired CEO and President of the Campbell Soup Company. In this special guest piece written for this…
  • Leadership Vertigo – Understanding Why Leaders Go Off Course

    Tanveer Naseer
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    When you write about leadership for a number of years, and especially when you receive numerous awards and recognitions for your writings and insights on leadership, it’s only natural that one of the questions you’re often asked is ‘when are you going to write a book?’ This has certainly been the case on my end – in fact, I recall one conversation I had with a friend of mine almost a year ago where in an off-the-cuff moment, he said “Tanveer, you know you have a book in you, right?”To see such interest and demand for my writings in this larger format has…
  • How To Promote Continuous Learning In Your Organization

    Tanveer Naseer
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.”– William Arthur WardWhen it comes to effectively leading teams and organizations in today’s fast-paced, 24/7 global economy, it’s becoming more and more evident that the days of command-and-control leadership are well behind us. That – to paraphrase the quote above – organizations need leaders who don’t just explain or demonstrate the relevance of their vision to those they lead. Rather, what organizations require are leaders who can inspire…
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    Simply Encouraging Blog

  • Fun, and More Fun!

    17 Sep 2014 | 3:25 pm
    So, I’m talking with a career professional and business owner, and he tells me, “I have to learn some ways to have fun.” Now mind you, this is after his telling me all of the exciting new ways he was getting to express his professional passion, the creative growth of his business, and emerging team relationships where, as he said, “Peace is breaking out all over.” I said, “By the sound of it, I thought you WERE having fun!” Folks, beware of dichotomies and artificial distinctions. Fun is where we find it, and we always find what we're looking for,…
  • Dramatic!

    10 Sep 2014 | 4:24 am
    I love that life is dramatic, with all of its conflict and contrast of character.  After all, we’re all actors on the stage of life. The dramatic speaks to the incredible diversity in our capacity to experience and to feel and to think and to express. Ours is not to decide whether we participate on the stage, or not, but whether we do it well, or poorly. How is the dramatic showing up in your life? Is it creative, collaborative and loving, or possibly competitive, conflicting and full of fear? While its connotations trend negative, I believe life is meant to be dramatic!
  • The Capacity to Love

    7 Sep 2014 | 4:18 pm
    Somewhere along the way, I learned to ask myself, and to have others ask themselves, “Where do I need to be broken, and where do I need to be healed in order to grow in my capacity to love?” Yes, it’s a very “heavy” question, but is there any better question to ask? For all the gazillion books, tapes and seminars on “mission statements”, is there any statement that is more important than, “To grow in my capacity to love”. As for me, I have some pride and a fierce self-sufficiency that could use a little breaking. I have some very early and…
  • The Beginning of Miraculous

    30 Aug 2014 | 3:36 pm
    Have you ever worked so hard to “get it right”, only to have it turn out all wrong? Have you ever set out upon the right path, only to arrive in the worst possible place? Have you ever laid out your very best plan, only to wake up to a colossal mess? Yeah, me too; but please don’t despair. Give your seemingly bad outcomes some time, and you just might be surprised! When we let go, what turned out wrong somehow becomes just right, the worst possible places yield rich experiences, and our messes morph into crystal clear delights. Miracles don’t need our striving to…
  • Lessons from a Coconut

    17 Aug 2014 | 7:39 am
    People have to earn our respect, right? Personally, I don’t buy that chant. If I do, it will stunt my growth. I think of respect as a trait that I have to develop towards others, no matter what they bring. I think of it as an aspect of growing in my capacity to love. It’s not about how they treat me; it’s about how I treat them. I think of respect as an outlook that seeks what is special in people, regardless of the package they come in. It treats every individual as a dignitary bearing a priceless lesson for our hearts to grow. Respect sounds so serious, but it’s…
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    Feed the Beauty

  • Start Over

    3 Sep 2014 | 2:32 pm
    Filed under: Art of Aging Tagged: aging, aging gracefully, baby boomer women, F. Scott Fitzgerald, healthy aging, inner beauty, senior quotes, Sophie Lumen, The Art of Aging Facebook
  • The What’s Underneath Project: Jacky O’Shaughnessy

    31 Jul 2014 | 8:08 pm
    Thank you Jacky, for taking your clothes off with such grace and aplomb. But God bless you even more for baring your soul. I cried when she cried-little tears of empathy, big tears of relief. We’ve been caught up in the advertising industry’s messages of ageism and skinny-ism for decades…waaay too long. This video shares […]
  • Survive to Thrive

    17 Apr 2014 | 1:53 pm
    Filed under: Art of Aging Tagged: age quotes, aging, aging gracefully, boomers, Feed the Beauty, healthy aging, Nikki Giovanni, seniors, The Art of Aging
  • There’s a New Revolution

    14 Mar 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Originally posted on Aging Abundantly | Women Over Fifty | Empty Nesters | Caregivers | Aging Gracefully:Spring Rapture by Jo Louca I swear! Really! I’m sensing a new revolution! An underground explosion. A bubbling up of the voice of the wise woman warrior. We will not be had. We will not be put into preconceived packages, plastic ideologies,…
  • German Seniors Channel Hollywood Big Movie Calendar

    23 Jan 2014 | 9:49 am
    A senior care provider in Essen, Germany, the Seniorenstift corporation Contilia, was inspired to recruit some of its residents to pose as Hollywood stars from famous movie scenes as part of a calendar. The models, ranging in age from 75 to 98 year old, posed as Audrey Hepburn, Kate Winslet and Liza Minelli for  for starters. Here we […]
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    The Curious Brain

  • a marketing sham

    19 Sep 2014 | 7:06 am
    Created by sebastien millon, via goddamnyouarebeatiful
  • The Trouble

    19 Sep 2014 | 7:01 am
    New sounds from Pogo!A Pogoism of music and voices from Disney films, with video made by Jeesh
  • Countrylife

    19 Sep 2014 | 6:20 am
    Countrylife from Aude Danset on Vimeo. A small animation by Aude Danset, based on Andrea Manzatti’s illustrations
  • what we are reading

    19 Sep 2014 | 4:46 am
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    19 Sep 2014 | 4:23 am
    JB, animates music albums covers for fun! Go check them out here
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    Interruption Management

  • Some Interruptions are Worthwhile

    12 Sep 2014 | 12:49 pm
    In a few days, we will "celebrate" Labor Day, a day for acknowledging the American Labor movement. We've homogenized our holidays, however..Instead of letting many of the holidays fall as they would, scattered throughout the days of the week, we now force fit them into Mondays or Fridays so that we can enjoy long weekends. No more Lincoln's Birthday, no more Washington's birthday, we now have President's Day, and too many citizens have no idea which presidents we're even honoring.Labor day has become a shopping day. For many, Memorial Day has no meaning other than that which TV viewers might…
  • Shred Away

    10 Sep 2014 | 5:55 am
    I recommend using an office shredder when you have to discard papers that might contain otherwise sensitive information, such as credit card numbers, login data, or addresses of key clients that you would not want to fall into the hands of someone else.One of the great benefits of shredding is that it's psychologically satisfying to see your papers completely stripped lengthwise, so that no one could possibly put them back together. You can also use the shredded paper as packing material for any objects that you're mailing. In that respect, you’re taking care of the environment as well by…
  • Interrupted Sleep is no Fun

    10 Sep 2014 | 5:43 am
    Go to bed when you're tired, not when you think you ought to. Let your body talk to you. It'll tell you when it's tired. The problem you've had in the past is that you have ignored the messages.Once a week, get to bed by 9:00 p.m. Your body will thank you. Let yourself sleep for nine, ten hours, whatever it takes. Allow yourself at least one weeknight in which getting sleep is your only objective. If you're kept awake by your spouse's snoring, or you're the one snoring, you need help. Get a snore control device like those available from airline shopper magazines. A small device attaches to…
  • Alternate Tasks for High Productivity

    21 Aug 2014 | 10:28 am
  • One Thing at a Time!

    21 Aug 2014 | 10:17 am
    What is the fastest, most efficient way you can handle all the things competing for your attention? Prioritize them, and then handle them one at a time. It sounds simple enough, but this goes against the grain of society, which "says" do many things at once to be more efficient.You see this every day: someone jogging down the road listening to an Ipod or somebody doing work or reading while eating lunch. People double up activities, as if somehow that is going to make things easier, better, more rewarding, or longer lasting.Consider some of the greatest people in history: George Washington,…
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    Scott Grossberg | Thinking Magically™

  • Thinking Magically™ | 40 Signs You Might Be a Magician (Part 2)

    14 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
     “The study of magic is not a science, it is not an art, and it is not a religion. Magic is a craft. When we do magic, we do not wish and we do not pray. We rely upon our will and our knowledge and our skill to make a specific change to the world. This is not to say that we understand magic, in the sense that physicists understand what atomic particles do whatever it is that they do. Or perhaps they don’t understand that yet, I can never remember. In any case, we do not and cannot understand what magic is, or where it comes from, any more than a carpenter understands why a tree…
  • Thinking Magically™ | 40 Signs You Might Be a Magician (Part 1)

    7 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    “. . . In all there was a rotating cast of about twenty-five: physicists and receptionists and pipe fitters and musicians and undergrads and hedge-fund guys and barely functional, socially marginal nutjobs. . . . “Some of them came in once a month to work on spells, and some of them showed up at six in the morning every morning and stayed till ten at night, or slept there . . . Some of them were high-functioning in their daily lives, had careers and families and no obvious signs of eccentricity or physical debilitation. But doing magic alongside all that other stuff was a tricky…
  • Thinking Magically™ | The Secret of Using Magic (Pt 2)

    31 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    “I pretended to be somebody I wanted to be until I became that person. Or, he became me.“ – Cary Grant Last week I asked you if you believe in magic. And then I challenged you to use that magic well (after explaining that we all believe in magic to one degree or another). This week, we’re going to finish up with some questions and answers. So off we go . . . second star to the right and straight on ’til morning . . . and all that . . . CREATING THE RITUAL OF MAGIC (Continued) What gives a magician fortitude? You develop this just like you develop everything else that’s…
  • Thinking Magically™ | The Secret of Using Magic (Pt 1)

    24 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    “The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.” - J. M. Barrie, Peter Pan DO YOU BELIEVE IN MAGIC? The world is full of magic and those who claim they believe in it. Just ask any 2 year old. Heck, even ask any 3 year old (or adult) who hasn’t had the claimed belief in magic snipped out of them. So, I’ll ask again: do you believe in magic? Of course you do. We all do whether we admit it or not. As human beings, we all seek hidden meaning in the things that happen to and around us. We look for patterns (consciously and unconsciously).  And we love to…
  • Thinking Magically™ | What Everybody Ought to Know About Kindness . . .

    17 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness. – Dalai Lama ================================ DISASTER STRIKES OUT OF NOWHERE ================================ Occasionally, the unimaginable happens. On Saturday, August 2, our daughter, Jordan, had the wedding of her dreams. On Sunday — at the start of her mini-honeymoon — she and her new husband learned of emergency weather conditions that were threatening their new family home. Their happy celebration of Life ended as they rushed back to their dogs…
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    Experience Optimism

  • Another perspective

    13 Sep 2014 | 12:49 pm
    I have been facilitating a discussion on the Optimist International group on LinkedIn that asks members to suggest possible solutions to reverse the decline of membership enrollment in Optimist Clubs around the world. Optimist International is no different from other service organizations like Rotary, Lions and Kiwanis; all are experiencing membership decline.What I have discovered in the process comes as no surprise to me. It is difficult to suggest a solution because every individual perceives the problem differently due to their personal relationship to the organization. Everyone is…
  • Make a difference: Join an Optimist Club

    6 Sep 2014 | 9:59 am
    Is I continue to mature and grow older (it is inevitable), I am acutely aware of the fact that I have not had children. There is not anyone younger than me running around with my genes. How will I leave my legacy, my mark on the world?I know that I have done many good things for many communities as a member of an Optimist Club. I have made a difference because I've empowered others to make a difference for their children and the cities where they live. My legacy will be the work I have given through my Optimist Club.For example, four years ago, I helped start the Middleton Area Optimist Club.
  • Why would someone want to join an Optimist Club?

    31 Aug 2014 | 8:43 am
    Why would someone want to join an Optimist Club?The reasons are many including:FriendshipTo make a difference in my communityTo share lunch, breakfast or dinner with like-minded individualsTo help childrenTo recite the Optimist CreedBut the real truth is that we join Optimist Clubs because it makes us feel good. When we get together with other like-minded people and share a meal, we make friends and develop positive projects that make a difference in our community and that, my friends, feels good.Find an Optimist Club near you and join today so that you can feel good too.If you don't see one…
  • Positive thoughts, deeds and people are the purpose of an Optimist Club

    23 Aug 2014 | 10:03 am
    During the first business session at the Optimist International Convention, the immediate past president and president-elect, representing the board of directors, came on the stage to suggest that Optimist International should be restructured.They gave statistics about the membership decline and without explaining why any of this would help, they asked those assembled to consider four options for the future:Do nothing - continue along the same lines and watch the membership dwindle away.Restructure the organization into regions, eliminating the district administrative structure. Allow…
  • Find a new friend

    8 Aug 2014 | 9:33 am
    I've been told that people, especially Gen X and Ys, aren't joiners. Technology has replaced face-to-face gatherings as we connect online and share crazy pictures, stunts, and yes, #selfies.But let me tell you, nothing replaces the camaraderie of a service club. When you meet with people regularly to discuss how you might improve your community, you make friends and soon you realize that it is not just your community that is being improved, it's your life, and your family's life, that is benefiting the most.Coming together with others in an Optimist Club will help you maintain a positive…
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    All About Gratitude | How to be More Grateful | Increase your Gratitude | Gratitude Quotes | Paul B. Taubman, II

  • The Meaning of Life

    19 Sep 2014 | 4:08 am
    You can expand your gratitude by listening and watching  as this 6-year old narrates the Meaning of Life.   The post The Meaning of Life appeared first on All About Gratitude | How to be More Grateful | Increase your Gratitude | Gratitude Quotes | Paul B. Taubman, II.
  • You Can Always Be Happy

    8 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    At work the other day, I was talking about this my gratitude website and how I was preparing for the latest post. After speakings about it for a couple minutes, a co-worker looked at me and said something that caught me off guard. You see, I was really surprised at the response I received from him. ” I wish I was like you, but I really do not have much gratitude for anything. I’m feeling sick. I hate my job. I owe a lot of money and creditors are calling me. My girlfriend moved out. I gotta tell you… My life is the pits. What do I possibly have to be grateful for?” My…
  • You Can Do It – Understanding and Overcoming Low Self-Esteem

    1 Sep 2014 | 6:08 pm
    Low self-esteem can often be traced back to childhood. For those who had a difficult upbringing or suffered through a traumatic event, low self-esteem is fairly common. However, it’s possible to develop self-esteem issues in adulthood as well. When someone has have low self esteem, feel gratitude can be difficult. When you go through a difficult time, it can affect the way you see yourself. For example, if you are unemployed, go through a divorce, or file bankruptcy, you may internalize these negative experiences and believe that it’s your fault and that you caused these bad things to…
  • Unlock Your Potential by Overcoming Your Limitations

    28 Aug 2014 | 5:57 am
    Do you put limitations on yourself and then feel like you’re unable to accomplish your goals? A limiting mindset may stem from a difficult childhood, low self-esteem, or past failures. Despite your specific reason, it all boils down to fear. It could be the fear of rejection or of failing again. It could also be because you’re afraid of not being good enough. When you have thoughts like these, it can sometimes be difficult to feel grateful. Unlock your potential and overcome your limitations, and feel more gratitude with these tips: Embrace your limitations. You’ll likely encounter…
  • Being Authentic

    25 Aug 2014 | 10:03 am
    Have there been times in your life when you felt you weren’t acting like your true self? Maybe you were unsure of a situation or were lacking the confidence to reveal who you truly are. Whatever your reason, you chose to hide your real self. Personal concealment places us into an emotionally unhealthy cycle. First, we feel unsure of ourselves and this causes us to act even less authentic in the future. We may even begin to wonder, “Who am I?” Rather than spending time hiding from the world, you’ll flourish by revealing your true self to others. Becoming more authentic in your…
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    Council of Love

  • Sanat Kumara suggests concrete ways to use Universal Laws in our daily lives…

    13 Sep 2014 | 8:43 am
    When you are riding the wave of the Tsunami, you are healing the billions. And when you are being the observer, you are practicing the Law. And when you are practicing the Law, you are sending out and being the transmitter of all the Divine Qualities. You are doing a phenomenal job. You are influencing […]
  • Grener of Ashira of Neptune: We are with you!

    6 Sep 2014 | 1:24 pm
    …we work through collaboration and community, understanding, for that is the way of intergalactic peace and peace within and without upon your planet of this beautiful Gaia or far beyond. Much of what we do, in fact the greatest portion of what we do, is unseen… let me be very clear: not intangible… but unseen […]
  • The Mother Asked & You Answered! Live Stream is a Go!

    6 Sep 2014 | 7:34 am
    How do I even begin to say thank you? So often when we are asked to take a leap of faith it requires that other like-hearted souls take the leap with us. Such was the case two days ago, when I followed the Divine Mother’s request and asked if you were interested in participating in […]
  • How can one possibly define Love? Our Universal Mother explains…

    4 Sep 2014 | 9:39 am
    You think of Love in terms of an experience. But truly, it is the energy of All; it is the energy of creation before creation, it is the energy when there is no creation, it is the energy of silence, it is the energy of movement, it is the energy of Stillpoint… Suzanne Maresca: Good […]
  • Archangel Michael: Continue to DREAM BIG…despite what is happening around you…

    4 Sep 2014 | 8:23 am
    Beloved friends, lightworkers, love-holders of Earth: Do not relinquish your dream, do not relinquish what your heart truly desires, don’t give up, for this is the very creation of Nova Earth and Nova Being. When you set aside your dream you are denying yourself and denying your truth…it is a form of abandonment. No, you […]
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    Shake Off the Grind

  • 6 Powerful Ways To Live Like a Rock Star (Without Being a Rock Star)

    17 Sep 2014 | 6:20 pm
    “You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching, love like you’ll never be hurt, sing like there’s nobody listening, and live like it’s heaven on earth.” ― William W. Purkey Would you like to live like a rock star!? No I don’t mean having casual sex, staying up all night partying, and living with reckless abandon. (I know […] The post 6 Powerful Ways To Live Like a Rock Star (Without Being a Rock Star) appeared first on Shake Off the Grind.
  • How I Am Following My Dream and I Want to Help You Do the Same

    11 Sep 2014 | 8:54 am
    Not to dream boldly may turn out to be simply irresponsible. - George Leonard There is something that I have been wildly excited about for the past 4-5 months and it is about time that I share it with people. I’m sure you noticed that I have been writing more posts focused on following your dreams […] The post How I Am Following My Dream and I Want to Help You Do the Same appeared first on Shake Off the Grind.
  • The 5 “P’s” That Will Dramatically Enhance Your Life

    3 Sep 2014 | 2:49 pm
    “You have everything you need for complete peace and total happiness right now.” ― Wayne W. Dyer Do you ever feel like life isn’t all it’s cracked up to be? It’s as if you missed some exclusive “how to be happy, whole, and harmonious” memo that everyone else got! What do all of these other people have that […] The post The 5 “P’s” That Will Dramatically Enhance Your Life appeared first on Shake Off the Grind.
  • Are You Spinning Your Wheels? A 6 Step Process for Overcoming Fear and Taking Action

    27 Aug 2014 | 12:18 pm
    “One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do.” - Henry Ford So you want to do something amazing with your life, huh? You’re tired of being asleep behind the wheel and ready to kick things into high gear! […] The post Are You Spinning Your Wheels? A 6 Step Process for Overcoming Fear and Taking Action appeared first on Shake Off the Grind.
  • 5 Common Reasons People Give Up their Dreams

    21 Aug 2014 | 3:56 pm
    “Trust the dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity.” - Kahil Gibran  Remember those exciting plans you had as a child to be a rock star, an astronaut, or a professional athlete? What ever happened to all of those dreams? I know, I know, life got in the way and you had to […] The post 5 Common Reasons People Give Up their Dreams appeared first on Shake Off the Grind.
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    Happiness / Good Life Articles from YES!

  • The Key to a Sustainable Future Is Resisting Violence Every Day

    Yessenia Funes
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:05 pm
    Photo by H. Kopp-Delaney / Flickr. From Arab Spring to the Occupy movement, people have been rising up in recent years to fight oppression. But success isn’t the inevitable outcome of protest, and revolution, even for just causes, can lead to further oppression. In The Nonviolence Handbook, Michael Nagler provides a clear and accessible guide to what he sees as the only path to sustainable justice: the philosophy and practice of nonviolence. Click here to subscribe to YES! Nagler prefers the Gandhian term satyagraha, generally used to mean nonviolent struggle, but which literally means…
  • See How the National Park Service Rocks Instagram

    Mary Hansen
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Lake Clark National Park, Alaska. Photo by usinterior / Instagram. The Wilderness Act, which protected 9.1 million acres of mountains, forest, coastline, and other land, turned 50 this month. There’s no better way to celebrate these wild and protected places than to visit them. But then ... some weekends are for laundry. Luckily, many of the government departments responsible for the caretaking of protected places have gotten out their smartphones and opened Instagram accounts where staff, professional photographers, and other users post quite amazing photos. Below, you’ll find photos…
  • An Astronomer Explains Why This Is the Best Moment in Cosmic History to Be Alive

    12 Sep 2014 | 1:35 pm
    We Are Dead Stars from TRBQ on Vimeo. In this short film, Michelle Thaller, a NASA astronomer and assistant director for science communication at the Goddard Space Flight Center, explains the role stars have played in the creation of the earth’s elements throughout time. “So what is human existence? How can you actually sum it up? It turns out it’s actually pretty simple,” Thaller says. “We are dead stars looking back up at the sky.” Beyond explaining the effect stars have on the world around us, Thaller describes how a good understanding of our environment can help foster a…
  • This Former NASA Intern Just Wrote The Best Sci-Fi Book of the Year: Monica Byrne on “The Girl in the Road”

    Christopher Zumski Finke
    12 Sep 2014 | 11:55 am
    Monica Byrne on a train to Mumbai during a research trip. Her debut novel, The Girl in the Road, casts a future where India is the world's new superpower. Photo courtesy of Monica Byrne. When I asked Monica Byrne if she had always wanted to write novels, she told me she wanted to be an astronaut first: “I’ll come back from Mars then write the Great Whatever Novel.” First, she worked at NASA. Then, she did postgraduate work in organic geochemistry at MIT—all the things that one must do to become an astronaut and travel to Mars. She never ended up there, but the story of Byrne's…
  • The Radical Homemaker’s Guide to the Wonder of Science

    Shannon Hayes
    10 Sep 2014 | 4:37 pm
    The author's children conduct informal science experiments. Photo by the author. “Anything but science.” I’m not sure when that became my mantra. Maybe it was in ninth grade, in a class on earth science, when the belligerent varsity soccer coach/teacher loomed over me as I stared through the stereoscopic lenses at an aerial photograph. Lacking depth perception, I couldn’t see a single three-dimensional image. He breathed heavily through his nose in disgust. When Bob and I decided to home school, we made a deal. He was teaching science. Maybe it was in tenth grade, dissecting the…
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    Thin Difference

  • Learning How to Handle Failure

    Heidi Oran
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:18 am
    When I was in my twenties I experienced what I’ve heard numerous twenty-somethings lament over: The pressure to accomplish! A quick Google search of 20-Something Lists will provide you with an unlimited array of “25 Things You MUST DO Before 30,” or “50 Books You Must Read by 25,” or “30 Countries You Must Visit By 30!” (I may have exaggerated on the last one, but you get the picture.) It’s no secret that Millennials have been highly pressured since childhood. Yes, we did receive trophy’s just for showing up, but perhaps that helped to…
  • 8 Signs You Are Working Too Hard

    Robert Half
    13 Sep 2014 | 8:20 am
    Guest Post by Andrew Brushfield Can you remember the last time you had a holiday? What about the last full weekend you spent that didn’t involve you checking your phone or email account on a regular basis? The chances are high that you’re not alone. In this technologically-driven day and age, work and life have become inextricably linked and for many people there really isn’t ever a switch between the two, but rather a merging. While it’s fantastic to love your work and to be passionate about your career, there’s a big difference between a healthy level of interest and living it…
  • Motivated Millennial Leader Hannah Becker

    Molly Page
    10 Sep 2014 | 4:38 am
    Sometimes what feels like a failure is actually just the first step toward success. Motivated Millennial Leader Hannah Becker knows that for a fact. Her career path has been a bit unorthodox but her self-diagnosed “hardheadedness” has allowed her to turn set backs into lessons that serve her well in the long run. Hannah knows, “What feels like a failure at the time is often just a high priced education that will allow for success later.” Hannah Becker is a serial entrepreneur. But she admits she hasn’t just stumbled into success with a midas touch. She has worked hard and persevered…
  • 3 Ways to Break Trust and 1 Way to Build It

    Jon Mertz
    6 Sep 2014 | 8:31 am
    The conversation on leadership intentions sparked good conversations. Samantha Hall asked a key question about how we can really evaluate our intentions accurately and honestly, and Alli Polin posed a key point on what happens if an intention is good but the action is not. In other words, what happens when intentions don’t match? Samantha’s comments resulted in my post on Lead Change – How Do You Check Your Leadership Intentions? – and All’s comment instigated this post on actions and intentions. The crux of the matter is impact. However our leadership intentions and actions come…
  • 3 Reminders for Millennials Before We Climb the Ladder of Leadership

    Jeremy Chandler
    4 Sep 2014 | 4:09 am
    In the next few years, Millennials will begin moving into more significant leadership roles within companies and organizations. But are we ready for it? A few weeks ago, I ran across this article from Forbes that highlighted the leadership transition that Millennials are beginning to make. Here’s one of the most interesting lessons from the article: Millennials know they aren’t ready for leadership, but we want it anyway. While I can admire our ambition as a generation to climb the ladder of leadership, it can also be a little concerning. We need to realize that becoming an effective…
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  • The Strange Surprising Deeds of Daniel Defoe

    Debra Eve | @DebraEve
    13 Sep 2014 | 2:30 am
    On the night of November 24, the winter wind turned murderous. It toppled walls and sent the Thames raging into cellars. Within 48 hours, it mutated into the worst storm in England’s history. Coastal towns were “torn to pieces.” James Baker of Lymington heard that, in New Forest, “4000 trees were torn up by the roots.” James King of London reported that a chimney came down upon a sleeping woman, who somehow walked away. Yet in Wells, the bishop’s wife was “found smothered in bed.” By the time the storm subsided, it had killed over 8,000 people. “No pen…
  • Kathy Pooler: Memoir as a Tool for Transformation

    Kathy Pooler | @kathypooler
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
     “..ordinariness, when imbued with mindfulness, is greatness at ease with itself…” ~Lorraine Ash, Self and Soul: On Creating a Meaningful Life (2014) We all have a book inside of us—a narrative about who we are and where we fit into the world. For those of us who wish to put our stories into words for touching and inspiring others, writing a memoir can be a tool for transformation. Sometimes our narratives or the perception of them are shaken by life experiences and we are forced to reframe how we view ourself and our place in the world. That’s why it’s difficult…
  • The Archaeological Exploits of Agatha Christie

    Debra Eve | @DebraEve
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:12 pm
    On December 3, 1926, Agatha Christie (1890-1976), the famous mystery writer, disappeared. She kissed her sleeping daughter goodbye, left her secretary a note, and drove into the night. The next morning, her abandoned car was found down a hillside near the manor where her husband Archie was staying with his mistress. The media went mad. Her husband immediately became suspect. Arthur Conan Doyle, creator Sherlock Holmes, took one of Agatha’s gloves to a psychic to ascertain if she’d “passed over.” Eleven days later, Agatha was found in a spa hotel under an assumed name…
  • How Leo Fender Found His Groove

    Debra Eve | @DebraEve
    9 Aug 2014 | 8:22 pm
    So what do these folks have in common? Eric Clapton Jimi Hendrix Steve Harris Buddy Holly John Lennon John Mayer Bonnie Raitt Sting They span three generations, from Buddy Holly (born 1936) to John Mayer (born 1977). They’re not all guitarists. Sting and Steve Harris (of Iron Maiden) play bass. Of course, they all favor the legendary Fender instruments conceived by a late-blooming accountant named Clarence Leonidas Fender (1909-1991). Leo Fender was born in a barn not far from what would become Disneyland, California on August 10, 1909. His parents grew oranges. Leo loved tinkering…
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  • My Susan G. Komen 3 Day Walk for Breast Cancer Experience

    15 Sep 2014 | 2:48 pm
    Do you have a bucket list, or any set number of experiences you want to have in your lifetime? Well, since its inception I have wanted to participate in the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer 3 Day event, but for one reason or another the timing of the event did not make it possible. The 3 Day is when thousands of women and men walk 60 miles over 3 days in an effort to raise money to end breast cancer. This year it will take place in 7 cities across the country during September and October. This year, finally, I was able to participate. Ready to accept the challenge and mark this off my bucket…
  • How to Support Your Favorite NFL Players While Giving Back

    9 Sep 2014 | 12:30 pm
    In my home we have a saying with regards to football season. Being from New York I am still partial to my Giants despite what might be another dismal season ahead. Living in Philly with three Eagles fans I now root for them too, except when they play against the Giants, of course. So in our house we root for the Eagles, the Giants, and whoever is playing against the Cowboys. After all, you either love the Cowboys or you hate them. There is no in-between. Though we are an anti-Cowboy household, I still have a deep secret respect for the Cowboys of my heyday. The guys who we see now as…
  • How to Help Loved Ones Get – and Stay Sober

    9 Sep 2014 | 2:35 am
    Addiction and substance abuse have been in the headlines quite a bit lately. From Philip Seymour Hoffman to Elizabeth Vargas, Robin Williams, and so many others, there are very real public and private battles with addiction happening every single day. Afflicting people of all financial situations, ages, races, and religions, addiction does not discriminate. When I was a kid I knew this one girl, who I will call Beth. She was extremely bright with a big smile and a hearty laugh, though few people got to see it. Most days she was in her room by herself, reading or listening to music. Beth was…
  • How Jeremy Scott Made Success Mandatory

    3 Sep 2014 | 4:39 am
      Jeremy Scott is a self-proclaimed “master of failure.” That sounds pretty pathetic, does it not? However, it is through his mastery of failures that Jeremy Scott has developed an appreciation for success. Not just the pinnacle of success, but the process of succeeding. In his new book, Make Success Mandatory, Jeremy offers his exercises and tips for success in your life. As a fitness trainer and coach, he has seen firsthand what makes people (including himself) thrive after years and years of failing. It’s all about attitude. Several of the points in the book are based off of…
  • The Straight Up Guide to Essential Oil Research — Part Two

    25 Aug 2014 | 6:00 pm
    In yesterday’s post I gave you a wealth of essential oils research listed by ailment. For those who may be curious about particular oils, I thought it might also be a good idea to create a post that shows you the amazing benefits of essential oils listed by oil rather than the ailment it can help. Please note that essential oils are not regulated by the FDA. Because they are not evaluated by the FDA, essential oils are not regulated to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any illness. While I cannot officially claim to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any illnesses, I can, however,…
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  • Why Comparison Is A Poor Strategy For Finding Personal Happiness

    Banu Sekendur
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:45 pm
    We all do this. We compare our insides to other people’s outsides. When we get sucked into it and believe the idea that we are not doing enough or aren’t this and that enough, we lose our power. We forget who we are as a whole person. We focus on where we are falling short and compare that to other people’s strengths. We may inevitably find ourselves in a battle between our preferred self -that is lovable and our perceived self -that needs to work hard to receive love and approval – including our own. No one comes out alive out of that war, at least not without deep…
  • 19 Amazing Things You Can Learn From Your Conscious Mind

    Joan Moran
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:09 pm
    Today is everyday. And everyday is an opportunity to learn something fabulous about who you are. Think of your life as a giant goodie basket. Everything you are is in this basket – successes, losses, struggles, and joys. These goodies give you the strength to meet life’s challenge and gain personal and professional success. With a conscious mind, life can be a day-by-day opportunity for growth and transformation. Maybe it’s just a human thing, but I think we spend a lot of time seeking help from outside resources to find happiness and fulfillment. We listen to presentations on how to…
  • Do You Ever Feel Like Life Is Testing Your Happiness? Here’s How To Turn Adversity Into An Ally

    FinerMinds Team
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:10 am
    Challenges are the unwelcome strangers that come into our lives. They can be the a greatest of teachers, but also, the most unwanted guests. Life is filled with obstacles as well and beautiful and joyous moments. And in order to experience more joy than difficulty, it’s important to find an anchor point that will keep us grounded during life’s stormy weather. “Be present in every moment and live a life that is authentic, not the life that is conditioned by society or the life that others may expect, but instead, the life that represents…truth.” – Suzanne Bryant…
  • A Talent For Living: How To Surf The Waves Of Change And Become A Peaceful Warrior

    FinerMinds Team
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:01 am
    “Life comes at us in waves of change. We cannot predict or control those waves, but we can become better surfers.” – Dan Millman How can we as humans develop a talent for living? In life, we all have moments of perfection. For example, the day you embarked on the sojourn of a lifetime. The moment you realized you found true love. The birth of your child. Or the moment you finally realized your self-worth is more important than anyone else’s opinion of you. But with these delicious moments comes many more moments in life that are sent to test us. Whether they come in the form of…
  • There Is No Such Thing As The Future… Only Your Thoughts

    FinerMinds Team
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:11 pm
    “There’s no future, and no past – only that which exists in your thoughts.” So says Eckhart Tolle, renowned spiritual teacher and author of The Power of Now, in this 2-minute video. In his wise and wit filled way, he adds: “If there were such a thing as future, somebody, some great explorer, would have found it. And we would have a monument: ‘He discovered the future’. So far it hasn’t happened, and it’s not likely to happen.” Watch the thought provoking clip to find out why he says the future and past are non-existent, and share your…
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  • Why Your Website Should Be Mobile-Friendly

    Editorial Team
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:04 am
    The post Why Your Website Should Be Mobile-Friendly appeared first on ModernLifeBlogs.
  • 4 Programs That Will Simplify Writing Your Business Plan

    Editorial Team
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:03 am
    The post 4 Programs That Will Simplify Writing Your Business Plan appeared first on ModernLifeBlogs.
  • Dress for Success: 5 Accessories That Will Complete Every Interview Outfit

    Editorial Team
    30 Aug 2014 | 8:58 am
    Your accessories can say a lot about you, and when first impressions count the most, such as in an interview, you do not want hoop earrings and bangles to distract your potential boss. When preparing your attire make sure you keep it classy and maybe even brush up on a few of your specifically professional accessories, as some items may not be suitable to cross over into the business world or vice versa. The next five accessories will give you the confidence you need and keep your interviewer focused, and the best part is they are all easy to put together even when working with a budget!
  • What You Must Know About an Accident Attorney Before Consulting One

    Editorial Team
    11 Aug 2014 | 10:47 am
    There are many issues that arise after having been in an automobile accident, and if you have been unfortunate in this way you know just how trying a time it can be. There are many things to worry about, the most important of which is your health. There are, however, many other concerns, such as how you will pay for your medical costs and the necessary repairs to your car. These concerns are often best addressed by a competent and experienced accident attorney, as it is possible that compensation is warranted from an accident that occurred through no fault of your own. In some cases, the…
  • 7 Ways To ReDecorate For Less

    Editorial Team
    8 Aug 2014 | 5:43 am
    The costs can start to amount in a daunting way when you’re trying to inject some life back into your décor; whether you’re intending to flip the property or simply to reinvigorate your environment, splashing out on new carpets/paint/wallpaper, cleaning and renovating everything yourself can begin to take its toll on your pockets. If you want some simple steps to follow that are as hassle-free as they are affordable, then are you gonna love this… 1. BRUSH UP ON YOUR DIY TO START Trust me the people you’d otherwise hire to Do It Themselves will charge you more than you need to spend.
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    Color Your Life Happy » Blog

  • 4 Ways to Thrive as an Adult if You Survived Your Upbringing

    1 Sep 2014 | 10:19 pm
    Courtesy of Castillo Dominici “The whole world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going.” Anonymous We spend more time planning our dinner than we do planning our lives. That’s a fact. Many of us live as if we’re floating on a raft being tossed about by the currents of other people’s opinions and agendas. But it’s not entirely our fault. Many of us spent our childhoods being told what to do, being discouraged from expressing opinions, and even being told by the adults in our lives that our feelings and desires…
  • Surprising Benefits of Setbacks

    25 Aug 2014 | 5:39 pm
    Imagine beams of sunshine pouring through your bedroom window awakening you. You unfold your arms into a satisfying stretch and throw back the sheets. You spring to your feet looking forward to a wonderful day. You haven’t opened your mail yet, so you don’t know that you didn’t get the job whose interview you thought you’d aced. Instead of deciding what to wear on your first day, you’re going to spend the day job hunting again. Worse of all, once again you’ve got to figure out how to stretch the few dollars left in your bank account. Every adversity, every faliure, every heartache…
  • Get Unstuck

    11 Aug 2014 | 8:42 pm
    ©canstockphoto,com/Palych No matter how confident or successful you may feel, things will happen in your life that weaken your self-confidence. Perhaps you just got laid off You lost sight of your goal You’re overwhelmed with choices You don’t seem to have any desirable choices left A friend or partner let you down Knowing what to do at these times can get you unstuck, back on track, and moving toward your goals again. That’s why I wrote Getting Unstuck: How to Get Your Confidence Back and Follow Your Dream Using my experience and that of others, I share what has worked for…
  • Celebrate ‘Happiness Happens’ Month with a Smile, a Wave, a Good Deed and More

    1 Aug 2014 | 4:19 am
    (c) Can Stock Photo Inc. / gvictoria August is Happiness Happens Month, started by the Secret Society of Happy People in 1999. The group is no longer a secret since they boast over 46,000 “Likes” on Facebook. You can learn more about them and their creative activities on their website, The Society has three purposes for this month: Recognize and express happiness Listen to others talk about their happiness Don’t rain on other people’s parades These sound like some good ideas for any time of the year, but it won’t hurt to be extra mindful of…
  • How Will You Celebrate ‘Color Your Life Happy Day’ on August 9th?

    30 Jul 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Many of us begin the year making resolutions, but within a few weeks we have forgotten our promises. Caught my mom by surprise when we picked her up in a limo and whisked her to a Mother’s Day brunch one year. If you stuck to your resolutions, it’s probably because you kept your goals small and achievable  asked friends to help you stay on track by holding you accountable changed your environment to support your new behavior. Regardless of how you fared in this annual practice, here’s an opportunity to start anew, but with just one resolution. On August 9th join me in…
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    Design Inspiration. Free Resources & Tutorials

  • Beautiful 35 HD Diwali Wallpapers for Desktop

    18 Sep 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Diwali is the most loved festival for all Indians and due to this everyone use to celebrate it in their own style. It is the old tradition to go to everyone’s house and wish them Happy Diwali. With... This is a content summary only. Click on Title for more!
  • Top 15 WordPress Hacks to make Website Better

    18 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    WordPress is one of the fantastic tools that are used steadily over the web. There are number of plugins in wordpress that provides additional functionality to the wordpress sites. But, you cannot... This is a content summary only. Click on Title for more!
  • The web design trends to follow in the coming year, 2015: 3 Tips for Designers

    17 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Since the inception of the Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) we have seen the website design trends change a number of times. From the purely text based web in the 1990s to the flash and animation... This is a content summary only. Click on Title for more!
  • How to Write Effective Email Newsletter?

    15 Sep 2014 | 7:49 am
    The momentum behind an article is that despite been trendy digital marketing channels like mobile advertising and social media, the newsletter is the ultimate way to reach out for the customers and... This is a content summary only. Click on Title for more!
  • 15 Best Photography eBooks to start with

    9 Sep 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Photography is one of the most exponential hobbies among people of all age groups around the world. They love to capture the special moments of their life. For capturing the photographs you need not... This is a content summary only. Click on Title for more!
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    Very Smart Girls (tm)

  • Fashion Meets Philosophy ~ Charles James

    Jo-Ann Downey
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:24 pm
    I had the privilege to visit the Charles James: Beyond Fashion exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City this month.  According to Wikipedia Charles James (1906-1978) was known as America’s First Couturier (an establishment or person involved in the clothing fashion industry who makes original garments to order for private clients). His dresses and coats are magnificent, timeless, and mesmerizing; his quotes appeared on the mirrored walls of the exhibition. Do you feel more beautiful and/or see more beauty in the presence of beauty? How are you creating, showing,…
  • Happy 5th Birthday Very Smart Girls!

    Jo-Ann Downey
    27 Jul 2014 | 1:46 pm
    As I enter my sixth year of writing, I am so very thankful and grateful to my readers, my process, and my learning orientation to life.   Only you can build your best life and I hope Very Smart Girls inspires you to do so! “The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experiences.”   Eleanor Roosevelt In honor of five years of writing, below you will find the top 10 Very Smart Girls blogs. Enjoy! Open-Ended Questions Build Relationships Quotes about Money and Life 10 Quotes about Life…
  • Quotes About Travel

    Jo-Ann Downey
    25 Jun 2014 | 8:10 pm
    Enjoy! “Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” Confucius (551-479 BC) “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” Saint Augustine (354-430) “Life is either a great adventure or nothing.” Helen Keller (1880-1968) “To travel is to take a journey into yourself.” Danny Kaye (1913-1987) “Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.” Anatole France (1844-1924) “Voyage, travel and change of place impart vigor.” Seneca (Mid-1st Century AD) “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and…
  • Do The Real Math

    Jo-Ann Downey
    31 May 2014 | 5:37 pm
    How do you spend your life’s energy? Are you willing to look at how much time and resources you spend on your inner and outer habits?  Are you making conscious choices for your highest good? Time Reality Check As shared in “Time Management & Time Consciousness”, you cannot manage or control time.  You can only manage yourself and what you do with your time. Time proceeds with or without you having a personal or professional vision or intention. What do you do, and don’t do, with your time?  Do you manifest your goals and dreams?  Do you try to squeeze as much into one day…
  • Partner with Life ~ Partner with Surprises

    Jo-Ann Downey
    29 Apr 2014 | 7:26 pm
    Do you like surprises or do surprises throw you off balance? I realize that I have some fear about being surprised. I want surprises to be planned! I have often heard it said that control is the master addiction.  Or rather, the illusion of control is the master addiction.  If you don’t like surprises you may want to look at your level of:  acceptance, over-responsibility, personal responsibility, flexibility, trust, expectation, patience, judgment, and/or wanting “perfection”. As shared in “Acceptance and Patience”,  non-judgmental acceptance is a prerequisite for…
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    Thin Difference

  • Learning How to Handle Failure

    Heidi Oran
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:18 am
    When I was in my twenties I experienced what I’ve heard numerous twenty-somethings lament over: The pressure to accomplish! A quick Google search of 20-Something Lists will provide you with an unlimited array of “25 Things You MUST DO Before 30,” or “50 Books You Must Read by 25,” or “30 Countries You Must Visit By 30!” (I may have exaggerated on the last one, but you get the picture.) It’s no secret that Millennials have been highly pressured since childhood. Yes, we did receive trophy’s just for showing up, but perhaps that helped to…
  • 8 Signs You Are Working Too Hard

    Robert Half
    13 Sep 2014 | 8:20 am
    Guest Post by Andrew Brushfield Can you remember the last time you had a holiday? What about the last full weekend you spent that didn’t involve you checking your phone or email account on a regular basis? The chances are high that you’re not alone. In this technologically-driven day and age, work and life have become inextricably linked and for many people there really isn’t ever a switch between the two, but rather a merging. While it’s fantastic to love your work and to be passionate about your career, there’s a big difference between a healthy level of interest and living it…
  • Motivated Millennial Leader Hannah Becker

    Molly Page
    10 Sep 2014 | 4:38 am
    Sometimes what feels like a failure is actually just the first step toward success. Motivated Millennial Leader Hannah Becker knows that for a fact. Her career path has been a bit unorthodox but her self-diagnosed “hardheadedness” has allowed her to turn set backs into lessons that serve her well in the long run. Hannah knows, “What feels like a failure at the time is often just a high priced education that will allow for success later.” Hannah Becker is a serial entrepreneur. But she admits she hasn’t just stumbled into success with a midas touch. She has worked hard and persevered…
  • 3 Ways to Break Trust and 1 Way to Build It

    Jon Mertz
    6 Sep 2014 | 8:31 am
    The conversation on leadership intentions sparked good conversations. Samantha Hall asked a key question about how we can really evaluate our intentions accurately and honestly, and Alli Polin posed a key point on what happens if an intention is good but the action is not. In other words, what happens when intentions don’t match? Samantha’s comments resulted in my post on Lead Change – How Do You Check Your Leadership Intentions? – and All’s comment instigated this post on actions and intentions. The crux of the matter is impact. However our leadership intentions and actions come…
  • 3 Reminders for Millennials Before We Climb the Ladder of Leadership

    Jeremy Chandler
    4 Sep 2014 | 4:09 am
    In the next few years, Millennials will begin moving into more significant leadership roles within companies and organizations. But are we ready for it? A few weeks ago, I ran across this article from Forbes that highlighted the leadership transition that Millennials are beginning to make. Here’s one of the most interesting lessons from the article: Millennials know they aren’t ready for leadership, but we want it anyway. While I can admire our ambition as a generation to climb the ladder of leadership, it can also be a little concerning. We need to realize that becoming an effective…
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  • The Zen of the Heart

    julie gosh
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:35 pm
            I realized today that the biggest “mess-up” I ever made as a parent was when I made a decision based on what parenting experts and parenting culture told me to do.  I remember hearing all the voices in my head as I was in the throes of a decision regarding one of my sons…..many many years ago.   That decision and the resulting experiences literally changed the course of my child’s life….and such has ensued a long long road, one we are still on today and doing our best in.   Now….I believe that everything works out, that no matter how we…
  • Full Moon Magic

    julie gosh
    8 Sep 2014 | 3:13 pm
          “Nonresistance, non judgment, and nonattachment are the three aspects of true freedom and enlightened living.” Eckhart Tolle   This is just one of those “pause and think on that” kind of quotes.   One of those take a deep breath and receive the truth kind of quotes.   These words, this energy, calls me to stop and just be.   Will you stop and just be in this space?   Get out of your mind and into your heart, and sit in the space of:   ALLOWING   ACCEPTANCE   TRUST   Resistance, judgments and attachments really do lead…
  • Got Your Back!

    julie gosh
    4 Sep 2014 | 4:20 pm
          I’ve been watching the US Open lately.  I was a competitive tennis player growing up, and I still love the game!!   I was watching Semi-finals men’s doubles today for awhile, and I was so impressed with how the two players on each team communicated with one another.  Between each point there was either a knuckle-touch or a high five or some kind of touch connection.   Between EVERY point, whether they won or lost it.  Whether one player creamed it on an overhead smash or whether a player double faulted or hit the shot out.   They connected.  They…
  • BE Courageous!

    julie gosh
    30 Aug 2014 | 3:37 pm
          A dear friend of mine is adopting her first baby.  Like right now, today.  She is at the hospital with the little girl right now.  I keep getting photos on text or email, and I cry every time.   Without going into the details, suffice it to say that it is taking a lot of COURAGE…this choice in her life.   Courage and Trust are the two words that stand out to me….the two actions I am witnessing.  What summoned this courage and trust?  Her passions and her vision.   She knew her path was to be a mom, and she stepped out to fulfill that dream.  And…
  • What Banner Are You Wearing?

    julie gosh
    24 Aug 2014 | 10:29 am
          Where is love calling you to risk?   Where is love for self and the other calling you to step up boldly?   Playing small might feel more comfortable…temporarily, until you realize you’ve traded your truth for it.   Sometimes risk looks like silence.  Sometimes risk looks like speaking up.   Listen to Spirit, listen to your heart, and be willing to act from a place of Love, no matter how it looks or initially feels.   We’ve been living in a societal conversation of worry and fear about living authentically.  This results in watered down…
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  • Helping Someone Who May Be Suicidal Using S.A.V.E.

    10 Sep 2014 | 4:12 am
    Today is World Suicide Prevention Awareness Day. I feel that day should be everyday.According to the World Health Organization Every 40 seconds a person dies by suicide somewhere in the world. The death toll in the United States is 40,000 people per year die by suicide.The hardest thing to do if you feel suicidal is reach out for help, especially if those you count on the most don’t seem to be there for you. I urge you to please do so though, you will be comforted by those who truly understand.  Call 911, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).How to Help…
  • Robin Williams Suicide Opens Doors to Alleviate Mental Health Stigma

    11 Aug 2014 | 7:04 pm
    Robin Williams was a part of my unforgettably romantic first date with my husband, January 31, 1999 and it is with a heavy heart that we learn of his passing.The movie was Patch Adams, and ironically, the character Robin Williams played in this movie contemplated suicide. The real Patch Adams spent time in several mental health hospitals, as a patient and had learned that the key to human happiness was to be surrounded by warm and caring people. Unfortunately, while the entire world loved Robin Williams for the hilarity, and more profound moments he offered through his long-lived career, it…
  • Energy Healing Made Simple – Lesson One

    9 Aug 2014 | 5:08 am
    Energy healing is an effective technique for alleviating physical, emotional, mental and spiritual stress.It’s important to note that this energy, referred to by many different names – such as Prana, Chi or Reiki does not actually HEAL. Rather, it helps to relieve stress and helps to stimulate the body’s natural healing ability. In other words, it’s not some magical cure-all or snake-oil. It requires no belief in any religion and it’s not some magical hoo-doo. Rather, it’s profoundly simple and proven through scientific testing.I believe this beautiful way to relax, reconnect…
  • The Quest for True Freedom Part One

    7 Aug 2014 | 6:22 am
    I’m a firm believer that we become the top five people that we spend the most time with. I also believe that we become the affects of spending time with those people as well.In most cases you may not even be aware of these affects or what you are becoming. It’s like a slow moving snow ball. For example, if you hang around complainers and are generally sunny and positive, you will slowly allow more and more complaining into your life until you yourself become a complainer to a degree that may have horrified you before the snowball started rolling.NO ONE IS IMMUNE!!!You might think the…
  • Extensive List of the Benefits of Meditation and Mindfulness

    6 Aug 2014 | 4:49 am
    Before looking through the long list of benefits that you can enjoy through meditation and mindfulness, let’s clarify the difference between these two activities:→ Meditation: On the simplest level, this activity is a focused activity. It could be paying close attention to your breathing, repeating a mantra or otherwise clearing your mind of everything beyond your chosen focus.Mindfulness: Paying attention to what is going on within and outside of yourself without judgment or attachment. For example, simply listening to all the sounds you can hear without describing, categorizing or…
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  • Why I Shut Down My Fun and Profitable Business

    11 Sep 2014 | 11:40 am
    About 6-8 months ago, I decided that I wanted to spread my entrepreneurial wings. I came across an idea for a side business and decided to jump right in and learn as I went. I didn’t entirely know what I was doing. And I loved it. I relished the unknown and the learning and the diving head-first into a community that I never knew existed. I made mistakes. I learned from them. I didn’t make them again. I was staying up until two in the morning learning and networking and growing my business. I was having the time of my life. And I was making money. And I decided to close up shop…
  • Girls Scouts and Barbie: Oil and Water

    8 Sep 2014 | 6:03 pm
    My daughter starts Daisies this week and I couldn’t be more excited. Yes, she loves twirly skirts. Yes, she loves nail polish. But she also really, really, really loves rocks….and science….and adventure. We couldn’t wait to get started. Her first meeting is Wednesday and she will earn her first patch, “You Can Be Anything.” Awesome! Girl Power! It is sponsored by Barbie and she is supposed to bring a Barbie, or Barbie-like doll, that represents who she wants to be. Excellent, she wants to be a scientist. I’ll get her a scientist Barbie. There…
  • The Joys of a Mystery Road Trip

    30 Aug 2014 | 8:56 pm
    To get the weekend off to a fun start, we decided to jump in the air-conditioned car and go on a Mystery Road Trip! What is a Mystery Road Trip, you ask? It’s an adventure that it virtually cost-free and a LOT of fun. I first learned about it on the Parenting Adventures podcast from My Kids Adventures. Friday was the start of a long weekend, so I picked my daughter up a little bit early and her first instruction was to choose which way to turn out of the parking lot. She chose “right” and our adventure had begun! These were the ground rules that we established: The timer…
  • The One Thing That Makes You Powerful Beyond Measure

    21 Aug 2014 | 9:19 pm
    I was listening to the Entrepreneur on Fire podcast this week and Delatorro McNeal II was talking about the nature of every tree having only one trunk but many branches and limitless leaves and flowers. People are the same. We have one central gift that defines the basis of everything we stand for. Think back to when you were a kid. What did you love to do after school? Where does your mind wander to when you are feeling stressed? What do people compliment you on over and over and over? THAT is your trunk and it is the foundation with which you bless yourself and others.   Many…
  • How to Stop Being an Amateur

    14 Feb 2014 | 5:20 am
    Do you ever look at someone who is really, really good at something and wish that you could be that good? You can. It’s easier (and harder) than it seems. You just need to follow one rule consistently. Stop being an amateur. When you have a goal that you are trying to reach, ask yourself what a professional would do and do exactly that. Every single time. Let’s start with a goal that many people have: trying to lose weight. It’s not about will-power. It’s not about desire. It’s about working out every day because that is what the most successful people would do.
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    Be Happy Stay Happy

  • Trust Your Intuition

    15 Sep 2014 | 6:24 am
    Think for yourself. Trust your own intuition. Another’s mind isn’t walking your journey, YOU ARE. <3
  • Who Looks Inside Awakens

    5 Sep 2014 | 8:06 am
    Your vision becomes clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside dreams; who looks inside awakens. – Carl Jung
  • Appreciate this Life

    28 Aug 2014 | 9:03 am
    Appreciate this life. Get out of your head. Appreciate this moment sitting in peace. No one asking for anything. Breathe in the air and look at the view around you. Feel the breeze & the warmth of the sun on your skin. Appreciate this life you have. No it’s not perfect but perfection is boring. ~Ang
  • It is OK to Ask for Help.

    12 Aug 2014 | 7:17 am
    “We’re all imperfect and we all have needs. The weak usually do not ask for help, so they stay weak. If we recognize that we are imperfect, we will ask for help and we will pray for the guidance necessary to bring positive results to whatever we are doing.” — John Wooden Read more in this post by Lorie Corcuera titled: Why Asking for Help Makes You a Stronger Leader
  • Trust the Timing of Your Life

    20 Jul 2014 | 7:10 am
    Life is funny… just when you think things are going the way you want, BOOM something changes. How do you handle this? Do you get stressed and anxious when things don’t go according to plan? I am still learning to trust the journey. Surrendering to what is & what’s to come, brings peace in my life. Here are some tips that I suggest to be at peace with the timing of life: Trust the Timing of Your Life Accept that the only thing that you are for sure of is this moment right now. Remember that life is all about learning. Whether it’s learning about yourself or being…
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  • positively present picks: september 19, 2014

    positively present
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:09 am
    Source   “The trouble is,if you don't risk anything,you risk more.” Erica Jong   Artist Turns Kid's Drawing into Art : obsessed with these(also obsessed with my sweet mom who bought me this one!) I Did It vs. It Was Worth It : definitely made me think Healing from Heartbreak : it takes time, but it does get better K Is for Black : is having a big sale 'til Sept 23! get it! Victoria Erickson : love her. everything she writes is magic.  NEW Pinterest Boards : Magic. Yoga. Morkie Mom. How to Say No : I'm trying to be more yes, but this is…
  • the yes quest : happily in pursuit of a new me

    positively present
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Calligraphy Source   When I received a copy of The Happiness of Pursuit: Finding the Quest That Will Bring Purpose to Your Life by Chris Guillebeau, I wasn't sure what to expect. I'm not much of "questing" type. I'm more of a sit-on-the-couch-and-read kinda girl. But, having read Chris's site for years, I knew his latest book would contain insights and inspiration I couldn't miss out on. The book — filled with Chris's own inspiring story of traveling to 193 countries (!!!) as well as others' unique and motivating quests —…
  • positively present picks: september 12, 2014

    positively present
    12 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Source   “This strangely still pause between summer and autumn,greenery and gold, and the heat and rising wind that is once againreadying itself to rush it all away in a climatic symphony of color and scentis, in my opinion, one of the best parts about living on earth.” Victoria Erickson   When Summer Meets Fall : a reminder to embrace the rest of summer Andy Dwyer Quotes As Motivational Posters : for all you P&R fans! Get Rid of "Too" in Your Vocab : this article made me think 12 Simple Ways to Improve Sleep : sleep is essential for a good life How Can You…
  • 23 ways to relax when you're stressed

    positively present
    8 Sep 2014 | 4:58 am
      Lately I've been under way more stress than usual. I'm dealing with a break-up, I'm soon going to be moving to a new apartment, and I've recently gotten a lot more on my plate work-wise (a good thing, but definitely doesn't help the stress level!). Stress really gets in the way of living a positively present life so I've been doing the best I can to combat the stress I've been feeling with tactics I've tried in the past and new ones that I've recently read or heard about.  Over the past couple of weeks, I've given all of these…
  • positively present picks: september 5, 2014

    positively present
    5 Sep 2014 | 4:56 am
    Source   “The real things haven’t changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful;to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures; and to have courage when things go wrong.” Laura Ingalls Wilder   Autumn Obsession : so ready for autumn to arrive! Overcome Limiting Thoughts : essential for being positive + present Putting Off a Dreaded Task? : try these tips for getting on track The Benefits of Smiling : so many benefits highlighted in this infographic Greeting Card Organizer : this is a must-make organizer for…
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    The Ordinary Buddha

  • Anonymous Samurai Song

    18 Sep 2014 | 7:36 am
    I have no parents: I make the heaven and earth my parents.   I have no home: I make awareness my home. I have no life and death: I make the tides of breathing my life and death. I have no divine... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Get Real

    17 Sep 2014 | 6:46 am
    The bills are due. The job is not going so well. The kids and wife are unhappy. Even the dog is not your best friend these days. What to do? Ever have this experience? If you have been on Earth more... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Risk Versus Reaction

    16 Sep 2014 | 8:40 am
    We live in a dual universe. Everywhere opposites exist. Up, down. North, south. Good, bad etc. Risk and reaction, though appearing to be similar, are in fact polar opposites. Risk adds to you life.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The Need To Express

    15 Sep 2014 | 8:35 am
    There was a grand total of 182 of them, all displayed along Main Street. They came in various sizes and shapes and each was unique. No two were alike and each has a personality of sorts, or at least... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Heaven on Earth

    12 Sep 2014 | 7:06 am
    I know when I get a class “right.” I know when I have added to people’s lives, if only for a couple of hours. It is not the precise details that I teach. It is not the secret method... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • #TravelTuesday: Pura Vida Costa Rica #tripofalifetime!

    23 Aug 2014 | 4:16 am
    Pura Vida - Pure Life, it's what the Costa Ricans live by. Last month I was in Costa Rica leading a #tripofalifetime for a bunch of grad students from Canada in a place just outside the city of Liberia for the company S-Trip! It may sound tedious having to watch out for a bunch of drunk 17/18 year olds who just graduated but I have to say I actually really enjoyed myself despite the lack of sleep. The students ended up being some of the coolest people and for the most part they were pretty well behaved. Of course there was all the things you expect like sneaking out after hours, changing…
  • #TravelTuesday: World Pride Hangover

    9 Jul 2014 | 11:40 am
    I first want to start off with apologizing for not having a post last week. I had a friend staying with me during World Pride Toronto and there was just so much going on every day that I didn't even have a chance to breathe let alone write a post. Now, where to start. World Pride Toronto 2014 has now come and gone and I can safely say I had a gigantic hangover! Not from drinking, I actually didn't drink much throughout the festivities, but from all the events and things going on. Every day there was something new to do and an adventure to be had. I'm going to lay out my main happy…
  • #TravelTuesday: World Pride Toronto

    24 Jun 2014 | 7:32 am
    On Friday June 20th my current home city of Toronto welcomed the world for World Pride 2014. The opening reception for media was at the Hilton Toronto followed by the opening ceremonies at Nathan Phillips Square. It was a grand kick off with performances from Melissa Etheridge, Deborah Cox and country singing heartthrob Steve Grand. I was basically swooning from the moment Steve Grand took the stage until he was done. That man is a genuine sweetheart and he's a phenomenal singer to boot! He took time after his set to take photos and meet with everyone who wanted to chat after which to me…
  • #TravelTuesday: Top 5 Places I've Visited

    17 Jun 2014 | 9:23 am
    Last week I brought you my Top 5 Places I Want To Visit so I only thought it was fitting to now tell you my top 5 places I've already visited and why I love them! If after this list you aren't satisfied and want to take a look at ALL the places I've visited you can check out my Travel Bragging page. I usually keep this page up to date as to where I am, where I've been, where I'm going next.See the rest of this article after the jump »
  • #TravelTuesday: The Top 5 Places I Want To Visit

    10 Jun 2014 | 10:56 am
    Painting by Michael TompsettI'm now counting the days until I move to Dubai on July 24th and I thought it would be fun to fantasize about all the places I'm going to be flying to and what my top 5 desired destinations are! To be clear this is a list of places I haven't yet been to. I've been very blessed to have traveled quite a bit in my life and if you want to see the full list of where I've been you can do so HERE.See the rest of this article after the jump »
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  • A “Karmic” Big Brother Farewell to Frankie Grande

    16 Sep 2014 | 4:38 pm
      When the Big Brother cast entered the house on the first day I was immediately intrigued with the very outgoing, high energy, pink haired, proud gay man Frankie Grande. Within hours he was entertaining everyone with his characters, funny one liners, and hysterical comebacks. He made friends with everyone very quickly. I really liked him for the first few weeks. I especially liked the positive energy he brought to the house. I adored the late night guided meditations he did with the house guests who wanted to participate. He spoke of his Broadway career, his healthy habits, and study of…
  • Week 2 in Utopia on the Live Feeds

    14 Sep 2014 | 5:27 pm
    I have to say I LOVE this concept and this show. It’s revolutionary in that there’s no prize, `and nothing to win but changing lives and making something out of nothing. My husband Larry and I are both big, unconventional, out of the box thinkers,  which is why we got hooked on the Live Feed on Day Two. If you are a big thinker or a “change the world” kind of person, Get the Free Live Feed Here (I don’t make anything off it) The beautiful land of Utopia is beginning to settle down as the pioneers are learning to get along and work together for the common good.
  • It’s September 11-Where Were You When?

    10 Sep 2014 | 11:54 pm
    There are only a handful of events in our lives that we can say to each other “Where were you when? If you are a Baby Boomer you can ask your parents or grandparents, Where were you when.. The stock market crashed in 1929 Pearl Harbor was attacked JFK was shot My mother tells of the day John F Kennedy was shot. We were driving down the street on a typical day in Los Angeles. She had picked me up from Nursery School, and had just gotten off work. She said that everyone on the streets were stopping their cars, and she didn’t know why. She thought it was a dignitary about to come…
  • UTOPIA- The Social Experiment to Make a Difference (maybe)

    9 Sep 2014 | 1:03 am
    Attn Utopia Fans: Spoilers Ahead. As a fan of  shows like Survivor, Big Brother, Project Runway, Masterchef and Top Chef, I was excited to see the launch of the new Fox show Utopia. After watching the live feeds for 11 days now, and the premiere of the show on Fox TV last night, there’s  no doubt in my mind, that Utopia has the opportunity to make television history.  Utopia clearly offers its once in a lifetime opportunity to the “pioneers” the opportunity to make human history as well. Don’t you just feel a but coming on? I’m just not sure a few factors will…
  • Week One in Utopia

    6 Sep 2014 | 4:46 pm
    Attn Utopian Fans: Spoilers Ahead The new Fox TV Show, and Social Experiment Utopia on Fox began on August 31 with a bang. After 7 long days, though this beautiful place has seen much progress, there were many bumps along the way. Considering what they had to work with I think they weathered it pretty well. The concept is unique in that it is a true reality show in every sense of the word. the cameras are only there to be a window into what happens. There are no crews, so everything is as you see it go down.   The potential for these people to create miraculous results is LIMITLESS,…
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    Elise McDowell

  • How To Love Your Flaws & Adore Your Body

    18 Sep 2014 | 12:06 am
    So, you got flaws?Damn girl, I got them too! If we really wanna get into a contest about it, I've had mine since I was 8-years-old. What about you? Can you beat that? Can ya? Can ya!?Okay, childishness aside, can we have a REAL conversation about this please? Body image. Argh! Single most important thing to a woman's mental health is how she feels about herself. Takes years to build confidence up, and a moment to tear it down.That 'tear down' infests every area of a your life from the clothes you wear everyday, how you interact socially, when you see your friends, how often you have sex, how…
  • If you could turn back time..

    9 Sep 2014 | 4:48 am
    If you could turn back time, what would you change about your life?My answer: I'd want to go back to the first 5 years of my life and see it through an adult's eyes as opposed to a child's eyes.What about you?xo
  • Sunday Reads #16: Paris Letters, DIY Beauty & Indoor Gardens

    8 Sep 2014 | 3:17 am
    Hey, it's a beautiful day!And naturally I want to spend it cleaning, sitting on a mountain, watching sheep & painting at sunset.What about you?Were you annoyed with the How I Met Your Mother finale? Well here's an alternative.Homemade gift ideasVanilla chocolate milkshake recipe10 DIY beauty secrets from your own gardenTwo of my faaavourite prints on etsy. here and here.5 indoor garden ideasEwwwwwwwwww!Ever wanted to receive letters from Paris?Cocktail recipes resourceWhat to do when you're stressed & overwhelmedxo
  • Vanilla Chocolate Milkshake

    4 Sep 2014 | 3:16 am
    One of the awesome things I get to do at my work is regularly re-live my childhood.It was a sticky humid day and all we wanted was something cool to quench our thirst (and sweet tooth of course).Enter the milkshake..Ingredients2 scoops vanilla ice creamchocolate syrupsprinkles (optional)Put the ice cream scoops and as much chocolate syrup as you like into a blender. Blend until smooth. Pour in a cup, add sprinkles.Yum!xo
  • Sunday Reads #15: DIY Pet Bed, Watercolors & Stunt Work

    31 Aug 2014 | 3:01 am
    I love road trips,Especially when the highway leads you all the way back to your hometown.When I go back home it's like I can finally relax and let all the stresses of city life fall away - at least for a day or two. Because it was Mum's birthday, Scott tagged along too.. who am I kidding, he had no choice but to come. It was a perfect weekend with the family.And back to the city..25 ways to celebrate your anniversaryever wanted to learn how to paint with watercolors?28 cute puppy pictureslive your calling25 ways to beat bloggers blockchia seed pudding recipedo you ever worry your partner…
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  • Inspirational Blogs: More Little Blogs That Deserve To Be Big

    Jessica Sweet
    14 Sep 2014 | 12:32 pm
      Everyone loves inspirational blogs. They’re a great way to put a bit of energy and hope into your day, just when you need it most. I’m hoping these little blogs will do just that for you. Maybe you missed my previous article 15 Little Inspiring Blogs That Deserve To Be Big, which is one of my most popular articles. After all, why do the big guys get all the credit, when there’s so many little, great blogs out there? So with this next round of Little Blogs that Deserve to be Big, I decided to hand out a badge! A fun little way to show them and you just how great I…
  • Finding A New Career: An Insider’s Secret

    Jessica Sweet
    31 Aug 2014 | 6:14 pm
    If you’re looking for a new career, you may feel stuck. After all, it can feel paralyzing to really put yourself out there, even mentally, to dream of what’s next. But the truth is, it doesn’t cost anything to dream.   The Real Fear If you dream, and  you realize what you really want is to move to Zimbabwe, you have only figured out you have a decision to make: Do I move to Zimbabwe or keep my current life? But the pain of actually making that decision is sometimes too much. Are you afraid of figuring out what you really want because you think you’re going…
  • 9 Career Help Tips If You Had No Fun This Summer

    Jessica Sweet
    24 Aug 2014 | 11:54 am
    If you had no fun this summer, there’s no doubt about it, you need some career help. Whether you had no fun in the office, or you couldn’t get out of there long enough to find some fun, it doesn’t matter. If there was no fun in sight, there’s a real problem. Because fun is really important. In fact, I think fun is one of the most important things of all. If you’re not having fun and spreading joy, what’s the point? If that’s missing from your life, something really has to shift for you. I think you probably are nodding your head about now. No one…
  • Your Career Search Has A Happy Ending

    Jessica Sweet
    3 Aug 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Have you ever noticed that the things worth doing are usually hard? Eating well. Going to the gym. Maintaining a positive mindset. And the same is true for achieving your career goals. A client of mine recently wondered with me if his lack of success toward his career goals was a sign that he was doing the wrong thing. Maybe he just wasn’t meant to achieve what he wanted to do. Maybe he should give up on his dream of starting his own business and just start applying for jobs. After all, it was more practical and more immediate. It payed the bills faster. Maybe you, too, feel like this…
  • 5 Tips: What To Do When You Hate Your Job

    Jessica Sweet
    20 Jul 2014 | 11:57 am
    The dilemma over what to do when you hate your job is a tricky one. Whether you hate it because of your boss who shouldn’t even be in charge of an army of G.I. Joe’s, or the long hours, your insane co-workers or simply the fact that you’ve been doing the same thing for the past – well, we won’t say how many years. . . it’s hard just to quit a job because you don’t like it, especially if you still need the paycheck. So if you find yourself in a stuck position where it may take you several months or even several years to get to the point financially,…
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  • How To Develop Emotional Flexibility

    Yol Swan
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:50 am
    Since ancient times spiritual teachers have stated that the key to life is to live without fear. And that’s exactly what you did when you were born. Not because you didn’t have the responsibilities you have now (although of course, those make life more challenging), but because you were born fearless. You expected life to bring you what you needed…Read more
  • What Are You Really Craving?

    Yol Swan
    10 Sep 2014 | 9:55 am
    Do you feel like there’s something missing in your life? Perhaps it’s a job or business you believe you’d really enjoy, a loving relationship, or success and recognition for what you do. And if you already have those things you’ve always wanted, are you still craving new experiences or connections (or more stuff)? Well, it’s natural for the mind to…Read more
  • How Aligned With Your Goals Are You?

    Yol Swan
    3 Sep 2014 | 9:56 am
    I love stories of archers. They remind me of how focused I need to remain to achieve my goals. So I’d like to share this one with you. In the Mahabharata, one of the great epics of India, master Dronacharya decided to test his students in their archery skills. After he hung a wooden bird from the branch of a…Read more
  • Do You Tell Yourself These Lies?

    Yol Swan
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:55 am
    We all want to succeed in what we set out to accomplish, right? Perhaps it’s a loving relationship or a career or a business or a joyful and meaningful life. I don’t know anyone who would consciously choose to “fail” in the fulfillment of their dreams. Do you? And yet what I hear time and again is: “I don’t know…Read more
  • How Do You Keep Yourself Busy But Balanced?

    Yol Swan
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:50 am
    Are you so busy that you keep telling yourself you don’t have time to do the things you’d really like to do? Or are you on the opposite side of the spectrum, watching the days go by while you accumulate things on your to-do lists without ever tackling or finishing them? I can relate to both scenarios. There have been…Read more
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  • Flowing With Unexpected Surprises—Travels With Thom & Kathy #3

    Kathy Gottberg
    14 Sep 2014 | 5:40 am
    What every good traveler knows is that every trip contains unexpected surprises. Some surprises bring a wide smile to your face at the first sight of a natural wonder or touch your heart at the unexpected kindness of a stranger. … Continue reading → You're reading Flowing With Unexpected Surprises—Travels With Thom & Kathy #3 an article written by Kathy Gottberg and originally posted on: SMART Living 365 If you enjoyed this article please be sure and subscribe to our home page feed: HERE and follow this site and Kathy on Facebook, and Twitter, and Google+! The post Flowing…
  • Mexico City–Travels With Thom & Kathy Part 2

    Kathy Gottberg
    7 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Last Tuesday Thom and I arrived at the Tijuana Airport for our flight to Mexico City. We’ve never flown out of Tijuana before but had several friends who encouraged our decision to give it a try. Even though we had … Continue reading → You're reading Mexico City–Travels With Thom & Kathy Part 2 an article written by Kathy Gottberg and originally posted on: SMART Living 365 If you enjoyed this article please be sure and subscribe to our home page feed: HERE and follow this site and Kathy on Facebook, and Twitter, and Google+! The post Mexico City–Travels With…
  • Travels With Thom & Kathy; An Introduction

    Kathy Gottberg
    31 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Back when I first began writing I dreamed of becoming a travel writer. In those days travel writers wrote mainly for newspapers, magazines or occasionally a book.   Then 10 years ago when I started hearing about the potential of blogging, … Continue reading → You're reading Travels With Thom & Kathy; An Introduction an article written by Kathy Gottberg and originally posted on: SMART Living 365 If you enjoyed this article please be sure and subscribe to our home page feed: HERE and follow this site and Kathy on Facebook, and Twitter, and Google+! The post Travels With Thom…
  • Pain Is Inevitable—Suffering is A Choice

    Kathy Gottberg
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Two weeks ago I was walking my dog Kloe down the street near the house we rent in the mountains every August. Gawking around and enjoying the beautiful day, my left foot slid on some gravel and twisted violently to … Continue reading → You're reading Pain Is Inevitable—Suffering is A Choice an article written by Kathy Gottberg and originally posted on: SMART Living 365 If you enjoyed this article please be sure and subscribe to our home page feed: HERE and follow this site and Kathy on Facebook, and Twitter, and Google+! The post Pain Is Inevitable—Suffering is A Choice…
  • Why We Mourn The Death Of Celebrities

    Kathy Gottberg
    15 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    As we all know by now, actor Robin Williams died by suicide earlier this week. Sadly, his passing comes on the heels of other departures by famous people like Maya Angelou, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Shirley Temple and Paul Walker to … Continue reading → You're reading Why We Mourn The Death Of Celebrities an article written by Kathy Gottberg and originally posted on: SMART Living 365 If you enjoyed this article please be sure and subscribe to our home page feed: HERE and follow this site and Kathy on Facebook, and Twitter, and Google+! The post Why We Mourn The Death Of Celebrities…
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  • Competitor of the Week: Jeremy Blair

    Christine Reppa
    10 Sep 2014 | 10:45 am
    Compete Every Day highlights a different member of the #Compete community each week. To be considered for Competitor of the Week, submit a picture wearing your favorite Compete Every Day shirt in any setting & your answers to the bolded questions below to with the subject line “I Compete.” Full Name:  Jeremy Blair Location:  Elizabethtown, KY Social media links:  Facebook- Jeremy Blair   Instagram & Twitter- @gofaster1123  1.  Tell us about yourself! I am blessed to be the father of two wonderful girls that are the best part about me. I…
  • Prove What?

    Melisa Aguilar-Rehm
    10 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    This past Sunday, while flipping through football games, I stumbled upon the movie Rudy and watched it for the 1,546th time. It’s one of those movies, that no matter how many times I see it, it still pumps me up a little and inspires me each time. It’s funny how at different points in our lives, we can hear the same message, watch the same movie, hear the same song, yet discover a different meaning, and take away a new lesson depending on where we are in that point in time. “In this lifetime, you don’t have to prove notin to nobody, except yourself.” I love this scene. And this time…
  • The Bengals Take Care Of Their Own

    Craig Jones
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:10 am
    Throughout decades as the most popular professional sport in the United States the National Football League has earned itself a reputation as a cold, unforgiving and largely heartless entity. Player careers are alarmingly short and the long term effects of the game can be tremendous. The NFL is a business that presents you two options, make plays or go home.  Given the choice NFL teams will typically make the decision the prudent business football decision rather than doing the “Right” thing. Devon Still is a defensive lineman drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals out of Penn State in 2012.
  • Monday Morning Motivation: 09.08.14

    Jake Thompson
    8 Sep 2014 | 5:30 am
  • The Power Of A Plaid Shirt

    Craig Jones
    6 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    A tiny plaid shirt lay on the back of my favorite chair, a name tag that read “Brady” still across the left lapel. Another first day of school had come and gone for my oldest son. Somehow we’d brought him home yesterday and now he’s seven. Life moves fast. There is no real explanation for why that little shirt struck me with such force in this particular instance. I just stared at it in silence, not sure whether to smile or cry. The only thought that filled my mind was “There aren’t many of these days left.” There is no shortage of cliches to describe this very scenario. We are…
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  • Dress for Success

    Stacia Pierce
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:31 pm
      Your personal appearance has a great affect on your income opportunities, just like your corporate brand image does.  You have to consistently keep your image fresh to continue to grow your business. This is especially true when you have the privilege of working at home. Just because you work at home, doesn’t mean you […]
  • 8 Business Journaling Keys for Clarity of Purpose and Profits

    Stacia Pierce
    10 Sep 2014 | 11:31 pm
    Many people are aware that keeping a journal can be a beneficial practice. Psychologists have shown through research that journaling improves our mental health. You might be under the impression though, that journaling is all about ‘Dear Diary’ entries. The fact is that journaling can be just as beneficial for your business as it is […]
  • What are Your Travel Dreams?

    Stacia Pierce
    3 Sep 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Imagine yourself as an exceptionally posh, globe-trotting diva. Your conversation is full of adventure and you exude a well-bred confidence which intrigues everyone with whom you chat. Your style is impeccable and your beauty cosmopolitan. Who’s that girl? Well, it could be you! You can achieve this transformation by setting your sights on becoming well-traveled. […]
  • 10 Reasons People Hire a Success Coach

    Stacia Pierce
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:35 pm
    Have you ever considered your situation and wondered why some people, with seemingly similar intelligence, resources and background can accomplish their goals and make real advancements, while you feel left behind? Do you have big dreams and big goals, but you feel like there’s a missing element to bridge between where you are now, and […]
  • 10 Success Secrets from the Women’s Success Conference

    Stacia Pierce
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:46 pm
    Why Most Attendees Have Made At Least $1,000 Since Leaving     “Where is my $1000?” Rings loud, heavy, weighted in the air… demanding the answer from expectants who boldly asked the question again and again each time with more confidence… speaking every word with more emotion. Where… Is… My… Thousand… Dollars??? Since that moment, […]
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  • QUIZ: Are You An Introvert Or An Extrovert?

    Rose Montag
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    Are you introverted or extroverted? Find out by taking this quick quiz! And once you find out what you are, read up on your personality type and let us know which you are! Featured image by be creator Other images by, norbert2.0, Monique Kooijmans, Jeff Hayward (@pointandwrite), alignedsigns, spieri_sf, Omar_Gurnah, buta_suneo, UMoveFree, TGKW, colorblindPICASO, Robert E. Kennedy Library at Cal Poly, ronpaulrevolt2008, robinsonsmay, and Canadian Pacific (offline for a bit) QUIZ: Are You An Introvert Or An Extrovert?
  • 8 Bedtime Hacks: A Cheat Sheet For Getting A Good Night’s Sleep

    Dr. Michael T. Murray
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    Everything seems better after a good night’s sleep, doesn’t it? In helping my patients deal with stress, anxiety, depression, or low energy levels, my first goal is always to try to improve their quality of sleep. It’s a great quick fix to feeling better. The key question is this: do you feel rested or tired when you get up? When we get enough good-quality sleep, we should ideally wake up feeling refreshed. Think of a time in your life when you did not sleep well for a few days. Were you more easily stressed? Maybe you were irritable or easily angered. For sure, your energy…
  • 5 Ways You Can Find Balance In Life (Without Giving Up On Your Dreams)

    Audra Dittlinger
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    A little over a year ago, I made a life-altering decision. As a mother, wife, and full time employee, I decided to go back to a major university and finish my degree. At 30 years old, I was preparing for a life on campus of laptops, leggings, and social chatter, an environment I had left 10 years prior. Although I was slightly intimidated and scared of the classroom environment, every time I looked down at my three-year-old daughter, all of the fear melted away. I knew it was something I had to do for me…for us, as a family. I embarked on one of the most stressful, inspiring, challenging,…
  • A Controversial Guide To Nutrition: How To Eat Right

    Pat Flynn
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    In the last couple videos, I showed you the top seven fitness mistakes nearly everyone makes, along with how to structure your workout program the right way using a proven formula I call the Fitness Minimalist Pyramid. Now I’d like to go through the missing component – nutrition. Because if you don’t eat right, your fitness results will be lackluster and keep you wanting for more. But when you pair an effective fitness program with an equally good nutrition protocol, the results can be amazing. In this video, I cover a bunch of powerful stuff, including: Five foods you…
  • 9 Ways To Stop Smoking (Without Losing Your Mind)

    Elaine Rosales
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    Today, almost 44 million adults in the United States (19 percent) smoke cigarettes. One in five deaths per year is caused by cigarette smoking, adding up to over 440,000 deaths annually. It’s no wonder cigarette smoking is now one of the leading causes of mortality in the country. If you are a smoker, thebest thing you can do is to quit immediately. According to research, no matter what your age, quitting can be highly beneficial. For example, if you stop smoking before age 40, your risk of dying can be reduced by up to 90 percent. Quitting before age 30 has more positive results, as 97…
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    The Law of Attraction Library

  • How Self Help Techniques Can Change Your Thinking

    Richard Ingersoll
    13 Sep 2014 | 2:23 am
    In this day and age of self improvement, there are many different ways to change your thinking and maintain a healthy lifestyle. With so many different offerings available to you, it is often confusing trying to find the right one. While many say that one particular thing works over another, it is really up to you to decide the right one for you. Here are some of the many different opportunities available, as well as a brief description of what they are all about. One of the more popular self help methods is hypnotherapy. This is commonly thought of as a form of entertainment. You may have…
  • Character-BuildingThought Power – Part 4

    Richard Ingersoll
    6 Sep 2014 | 2:10 am
      Let us take a moment to see how these same conditions would have been met by a person of less wisdom, one not as far-sighted as this dear, virtuous woman has been. For a time, possibly her spirit would have been crushed. Fears and foreboding of all kinds would probably have taken hold of her, and she would have felt that nothing that she could do would be of any avail. Or, she might have rebelled against the agencies, against the law which brought about the conditions in which she found herself, and she might have become embittered against the world, and gradually also against the…
  • How to Compete with the Alpha Male

    Richard Ingersoll
    30 Aug 2014 | 1:44 am
    All through nature the female of the species is drawn to the alpha male with the hope that she is able to bear his offspring-offspring that have the best chance of survival in the cruel world they are going to be brought up in. These females are not looking for a meaningful, long term relationship; a quick interlude, then the privilege of gestation. A fortunate fact, since the alpha male often has a harem and while he protects all of them he does not give any of them his undivided attention. All of these philosophies hold true to the human alpha male as well. While he is fiercely loyal to the…
  • How to Take Action with the Law of Attraction

    Richard Ingersoll
    23 Aug 2014 | 1:26 am
    . . When you begin working with the Law of Attraction more proactively, you may wonder whether you need to take physical action in addition to your mental and emotional exercises. The answer to this will vary depending upon who you ask. There are those who claim that no action is needed; just directing the right frequency of thought and emotion toward a desired outcome is enough. Then there are those who believe that action is always required, because action is the medium through which all wants are manifested. In my experience, it can undoubtedly work either way. Depending on the situation,…
  • The Power of Concentration – Lesson 4

    Richard Ingersoll
    16 Aug 2014 | 1:02 am
    “The Power of Concentration” was written under the pseudonym Theron Q. Dumont, by a true Master of Mind Power – William Walker Atkinson. In this series of lessons, the reader is taught how to concentrate and unleash their latent power from within and to reach their higher potential. Lesson 4: Concentration, The Silent Force That Produces Results In All Business. The power of thought. An experiment showing the power of thought. By concentrated thought you can make yourself what you please. How to greatly increase your efficiency. The face reflects how a person has spent his…
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    Self Help Zen

  • How to Deal With Incoming Pain

    Utpal Vaishnav
    5 Sep 2014 | 7:42 pm
    Do you feel that all the doors of life are closed? Not finding a way to move forward? You feel like you are in the middle of an ocean of pain? Celebrate that moment. It’s a good thing. We all know, think and talk about leadership but often find it difficult to lead our actions. Often we don’t act unless circumstances force us to. Pain forces us to ACT! Every pain comes with a purpose. Reflect on the old saying, “No pressure, no diamond!” When pain comes to take you over, stay patient; stay calm; stay positive. Things will work out  … may not be quickly but…
  • How to Deal With Information Overload

    Utpal Vaishnav
    24 Aug 2014 | 1:13 pm
    So many things are happening at this moment. Someone is dying. Someone is taking birth. Someone is coming home after decades of travel. Someone is getting huge payhike by changing his job. Someone is investing time to create a business that his generations will be proud of. People are doing this. People are doing that. People used to do this. People used to do that. Then came Facebook. And Twitter. And Google+ … all different kind of social media. Result? Information Overload. Number of messages we get to hear in a typical day have been multiplied by hundreds if not thousands. But,…
  • Thinking Vs. Doing

    Utpal Vaishnav
    17 Aug 2014 | 1:04 pm
    “When you have to shoot, shoot, don’t talk.” ~ Tuco, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Do what you should. Don’t talk about what you should be doing. Results come to those who “act” while others are discovering the “right” ways to generate results. You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do. You might have knowledge about what’s right but it doesn’t matter. Knowledge is not power; Knowledge is potential power. Knowledge becomes power only when you act upon it. Results come to those who act. Happiness is a result. Joy is…
  • Your Story About Success

    Utpal Vaishnav
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:50 am
    Your story about success is a story. About success. Success isn’t real. It’s a way of “feeling” the joy, a feeling which we experience for a desired outcome. Success is worthy because everyone else agrees it is worthy. But there’s something important going on here. We don’t actually agree on a common definition of success because each person’s degree of success is based on the stories they have believed in. A degree from Stanford is merely a certificate, some ink written on the paper, but it’s an indication. It’s an indication that the person has gone through a rigorous…
  • Smashing Others and Credit Score

    Utpal Vaishnav
    12 Jul 2014 | 12:57 am
    In fictions, often the lead character kicks down the ladder. He smashes others that come his way. From people to Bullet Trains to Airplanes to Cities to Space-stations to Hearts. Typically, it is like “The lead character wins, everyone else loses!” A binary result. Zero or one. The readers like it because of the emotions they produce in their mind. Crystal clarity about the goal, if anyone come your way, he’s dead. Clear path to success. Cool, ya? The thinking, “I am so aggressively married with my goal that I choose being the extremist – with things or people,…
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    Squirrelosophy–Life by Bob the Squirrel

  • stretching

    19 Sep 2014 | 5:30 am
    there's more to bob than just a pretty tail...SQUIRRELOSOPHY! also check out the main site...BOB THE SQUIRREL! It could be a lot of things. Don’t judge. — And be sure to check out the latest Bob the Squirrel and Squirrelosophy collections: at one point, the kid had A LOT of potential and that’s one way of doing […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post stretching appeared first on Squirrelosophy–Life by Bob the Squirrel.
  • marketing…

    17 Sep 2014 | 5:30 am
    there's more to bob than just a pretty tail...SQUIRRELOSOPHY! also check out the main site...BOB THE SQUIRREL! The tag line currently used for the strip: “The best comic strip no one knows about…” isn’t doing much for me.  Probably because if no one knows about the strip, no one knows about the tag line.  Clearly, the marketing […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post marketing… appeared first on Squirrelosophy–Life by Bob the Squirrel.
  • wrong with benefits

    15 Sep 2014 | 5:34 am
    there's more to bob than just a pretty tail...SQUIRRELOSOPHY! also check out the main site...BOB THE SQUIRREL! Even a broken clock is right twice a day. As far as a broken squirrel is concerned, the odds are not as good. — And be sure to check out the latest Bob the Squirrel and Squirrelosophy collections: at one […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post wrong with benefits appeared first on Squirrelosophy–Life by Bob the Squirrel.
  • being on

    12 Sep 2014 | 5:22 am
    there's more to bob than just a pretty tail...SQUIRRELOSOPHY! also check out the main site...BOB THE SQUIRREL! — And be sure to check out the latest Bob the Squirrel and Squirrelosophy collections: at one point, the kid had A LOT of potential and that’s one way of doing it… along with all the other Bob the Squirrel […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post being on appeared first on Squirrelosophy–Life by Bob the Squirrel.
  • generic squirrel

    10 Sep 2014 | 5:30 am
    there's more to bob than just a pretty tail...SQUIRRELOSOPHY! also check out the main site...BOB THE SQUIRREL! — And be sure to check out the latest Bob the Squirrel and Squirrelosophy collections: at one point, the kid had A LOT of potential and that’s one way of doing it… along with all the other Bob the Squirrel […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post generic squirrel appeared first on Squirrelosophy–Life by Bob the Squirrel.
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    Simply Intentional

  • Why Life Will Give You The Experience You Need

    17 Sep 2014 | 7:42 am
    For the past few days, I've been busy buzzing around, excited about my new potential career opportunity.  But - I'm also noticing a bit of the angst of moving into new territory.  So, while I feel like I've had an extra dose of caffeine and want to jump right in, my fears about success are also making themselves felt and saying "Whoa, hold on there."What I've come to understand is that both sides of these emotions are valid.  I know that my excitement about the new opportunity will push me to try something outside of my comfort zone.  I also know that my fears will keep me…
  • Make The Most Of Your Week

    15 Sep 2014 | 9:29 am
    We spent the weekend in Seattle and it was great to see some fun things like the Space Needle and the Chihuly Glass Garden.  We also got to spend some time with friends and family, eating our way around town.  I love traveling but there's something to be said for being at home too...  Enjoy your week and here are a few fun and inspiring links from around the web....5 tips for having hard conversationsHow to make the most of our mistakesThe Chorus: a poem for those of us always trying to get aheadHeroes come in all shapes and sizesCan single moms raise happy, well-adjusted sons…
  • The Value Of Self-Love

    11 Sep 2014 | 4:32 pm
    Labels:  Selflish.  Self-centered.  Self-involved.  Am I defined by those labels?  Sometimes, yes.But - labels are just that; a way to define or, dare I say judge, something or someone.  And, what I'm starting to see is the more I love myself and who I am becoming, the less I fret when those labels are applied to me.  In fact, the more I embrace those labels as evidence that I am important and valued and cherished, the better balanced I am in my life.Because it means I am taking time for my own growth.  I am making time to do what makes me happy.
  • Are You Thriving Through Life's Obstacles?

    9 Sep 2014 | 10:04 am
    Life's obstacles.  They shine a bright light on areas where we have grown AND in areas that we continue to work on AND in areas where we are starting to allow our greatness to shine.One of the best ways to see these life lessons?  Learn from the past.  And yet - that advice seems counter to what we hear often in our spiritual journey.We should be in the Now.Embrace this minute Now.There is only Now.Breathe and sit in this moment Now.Those are all great messages and certainly, we should always be aware of the Now.  But, I believe, it's not until we begin to clear out the…
  • Have A Fabulous Weekend

    6 Sep 2014 | 8:54 am
    We're off to the tiny beach town of Aptos this weekend!  Kevin and I have scheduled a massage for Friday night and, other than that, the days and nights are open to spontaneity.  My only hope is that the fog doesn't hang around too long in the mornings.  What are your plans for the weekend?  Whatever they are, enjoy...and here are a few fun and inspirational posts from around the web...If you're dreams don't scare you, they're not big enoughBest relationship advice from celebrities who are in it for the long haulThe 5 "P's" that will dramatically enhance your lifeThe power…
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    Inspiring Evolution

  • Take me to the stars

    Baldeep Kaur
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:46 am
    I know your white light follows me everywhere, To shower courage, strength and patience. But on days when I feel tired to move on, I wonder, Why did you let me reach this dark space? I know you love me a lot, Then why did you not simply hold my hand and took me to […]
  • Can women have it all?

    Baldeep Kaur
    11 Aug 2014 | 10:23 pm
    Can women have it all? PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi recently told The Atlantic, with rare honesty and a lot of laughter, that women can’t have it all. Speaking at the Aspen Ideas Festival , she said, “I don’t think women can have it all. I just don’t think so. We pretend we have it all. We pretend […]
  • Karma Confessions

    Baldeep Kaur
    17 Jul 2014 | 11:01 pm
    “Karma means action, work or deed; it also refers to the principle of where intent and actions of an individual influence the future of that individual. Good intent and good deed contribute to good karma and future happiness, while bad intent and bad deed contribute to bad karma and future suffering. Karma is closely associated with the idea of rebirth in […]
  • Batman in my house

    Baldeep Kaur
    30 Jun 2014 | 11:05 pm
    On Sunday, a batman, minus the man part, decided to grace our house with its presence. I was alone in the house doing prep work for a culinary experiment, gluten-free pizza. Puneet had gone out to buy some ingredients. When I went to the living room,  I saw this HUGE bat flying  back and forth between my bedroom […]
  • Workings of an Insecure Mind

    Baldeep Kaur
    24 Jun 2014 | 10:34 pm
    An insecure human mind can trick itself into seeing things that are not there. It turns out that the less control a person feels, the more likely they are to see patterns or make connections that don’t exist. The take-home message is that just because we perceive something, it doesn’t mean it’s really there. So, […]
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    Pinch Me Living with Bernadette Logue - Unleash Personally & Professionally

  • Get the Outcome You Want – How to Nail Negotiations

    Bernadette Logue
    10 Sep 2014 | 5:05 pm
    These simple tips will help you prepare like a master to negotiate the outcome that you want – be it in your personal or professional life. Negotiating is something we all do every day without realising it – be it trying to resolve an issue in your relationship with your partner, friends or family, or when... Read More Continue reading Get the Outcome You Want – How to Nail Negotiations on Pinch Me Living with Bernadette Logue - Unleash Personally & Professionally
  • My Anxiety, Fear, Worry, Challenges – Laid Bare!

    Bernadette Logue
    8 Sep 2014 | 7:24 pm
    This message is to every beautiful person in my community who has fear, anxiety, worry or challenges, and who thinks that other people that are creating their dreams are somehow different to them, and somehow immune to those things… I hear you. And, I want you to know that I know EXACTLY how you feel. My coaching clients... Read More Continue reading My Anxiety, Fear, Worry, Challenges – Laid Bare! on Pinch Me Living with Bernadette Logue - Unleash Personally & Professionally
  • What Jim Carrey Said That Will Wake You & Shake You Up

    Bernadette Logue
    4 Sep 2014 | 3:52 am
    Here’s a little something to wake you, shake you up and inspire you. Get back in touch with the bigger picture of your life, get out of fear, and get into what is truly real. This is a funny, compelling and motivating commencement speech that Jim Carrey gave at the Maharishi University of Management (a consciousness-based... Read More Continue reading What Jim Carrey Said That Will Wake You & Shake You Up on Pinch Me Living with Bernadette Logue - Unleash Personally & Professionally
  • How to Make Intuitive Decisions, Not Fearful Decisions

    Bernadette Logue
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:37 pm
    Here are powerful and practical steps to help you make intuitive decisions to follow your heart, rather than to get caught up or stopped in your decisions because of fear, anxiety, worry and the endless “what if?” statements that make you hesitate. Have a pen and paper ready as this is an interactive exercise... Read More Continue reading How to Make Intuitive Decisions, Not Fearful Decisions on Pinch Me Living with Bernadette Logue - Unleash Personally & Professionally
  • Stuck in a Rut or Feeling Low? Here’s How to Get Back in Your Flow!

    Bernadette Logue
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:57 pm
    All of us have times in our lives when we feel in a funk or stuck in a rut. It’s not about whether we end up in that low space in our lives, nor is it about how often we land there, but rather it’s about our ability to pull ourselves out of that place!... Read More Continue reading Stuck in a Rut or Feeling Low? Here’s How to Get Back in Your Flow! on Pinch Me Living with Bernadette Logue - Unleash Personally & Professionally
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    Beta Motivation » Live Well

  • ❼ My Sac Race Story: 3 Surprisingly Obvious Ways to Win at Life that You Might be Missing

    18 Sep 2014 | 4:14 pm
    My friend’s mom did something really funny a while back. Her daughter and I were competing in a sac race. For the uninitiated, a sac race is a type of race where you hop into a sac so that everything from your chest down is inside the sac. When the whistle blows, your objective is to run as fast as you can just like in any other race. If you’re a regular reader of this blog, then it’s probably not a surprise to you that I absolutely loved sac races. I was also really good at them and usually came 1st or 2nd place. I always did the races just for fun and didn’t really think much of…
  • ❼ Why Do Christians Need Treasure in Heaven?

    10 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    This video is for you if you sometimes have tough questions about faith, God, and life and you want a more substantial conversation than the traditional “correct” answer. Enjoy! xo Prefer to Read? Click Here Why Do Christians Need Treasure in Heaven? I have recently found myself wishing that churches would have Q&A time at the end. However, that’s not about to happen anytime soon so we’ll just talk here. The question I have today is: why do Christians need to store up treasure in heaven? Why Am I Asking, You Ask? I was recently on one of my favorite websites,…
  • ❼ 5 Solid Ways to Overcome Shyness, Avoid Embarrassment, and Speak with Boldness in Public

    5 Sep 2014 | 11:14 am
    This video is perfect for you if you sometimes feel shy about speaking up or expressing yourself in public. It will really help you avoid awkward embarrassments and speak boldly about the things that you are passionate about (if not, have fun laughing at my story lol)  Enjoy! xo Prefer to Read? Click Here How I Ended Up Crying in Front of a Live Audience So the way everything happened started really innocently. I was invited to speak somewhere. I was supposed to go there and talk about my work with orphans. I accepted, I was excited, what could possibly go wrong? When I arrived at the…
  • ❼ 6 Wise Sayings that Will Accelerate Your Success in Life

    29 Aug 2014 | 4:32 pm
    Could you use a little something extra to achieve your dreams and goals in life? These wise sayings will absolutely and completely give you the extra boost you need. Enjoy! When God asks you to do something crazy, will you be distracted or will you obey? Don’t fall for the numbers game. Quantity always looks good until the need for quality arises Don’t be discouraged if you don’t have the right people in your corner yet. Trust that they are out there and you will find them Opposition is not your cue to change direction. It’s a clue that something you’re saying or…
  • ❼ My Facebook Story: Why People Treat You the Way They Do

    21 Aug 2014 | 7:51 am
    The way I joined Facebook was kind of funny. My brother had just come back from America and he was telling me about this new thing that everybody was signing up for on the Internet. It’s so weird to think about that conversation now. It feels like being around when the computer was invented. I’m going to be that old fart saying “I remember back in the day when there was no Social Media”. Uck. Anyway, when my brother first told me about Facebook, I was too intrigued. It just sounded so cool! Fast-forward to 2014 and things are a lot different now. The thought of Facebook makes me…
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    Coaching Positive Performance

  • Eliminating self defeating behaviour

    19 Sep 2014 | 9:52 am
    Eliminating self defeating behaviour People with self-defeating behaviours often have a feeling of loss of control. They feel that the outcomes that they are achieving in life lie outside of their control; despite the fact that we have a great deal of control and influence over almost every aspect of our lives. This loss of control is something that […] Coaching Positive Performance - Eliminate Stress; Maximise Performance
  • Are you a procrastinator? 3 Reasons why you should be proud

    15 Sep 2014 | 9:29 am
    Are you a procrastinator? 3 Reasons why you should be proud Many procrastinators tell themselves stuff like: “I’m lazy. I’m undisciplined. I’m a failure. I’m hopeless. I’ve got no self-control. I’ll never succeed at anything.”  This of course is not helpful as they are labelling themselves in a very negative and permanent manner over something which is temporary and transient. Procrastinators who are highly ambitious can be […] Coaching Positive Performance - Eliminate Stress; Maximise Performance
  • Building self discipline

    12 Sep 2014 | 8:58 am
    Building self discipline Building self discipline can and will transform your entire life. Self discipline is the ability to get yourself to do the things which need to be done, when they need to be done; whether you feel like doing it or not. Self discipline is one of the most important but frequently overlooked factors which determine […] Coaching Positive Performance - Eliminate Stress; Maximise Performance
  • Rise early and boost your performance

    10 Sep 2014 | 9:02 am
    Rise early and boost your performance I have, at many stages in my life, been somebody who enjoys a good lie in. Even though I wake early, I have at times struggled to rise early. I have always liked the feeling of chilling out in my bed before making a nice easy start to the day. The problem with this approach […] Coaching Positive Performance - Eliminate Stress; Maximise Performance
  • Understanding passive aggressive behaviour

    8 Sep 2014 | 6:25 am
    Understanding passive aggressive behaviour Passive aggressive behaviour has various traits and many ways of disguising the way a person with this behavioural problem truly feels at any given moment. This type of behaviour is reactive and is identified by non-verbal aggressive actions or reactions. Anger and frustration is bottled up instead of being discussed in a proactive manner and […] Coaching Positive Performance - Eliminate Stress; Maximise Performance
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    Wish Me Love

  • Your Children Are Not Your Slaves

    wish me love
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    It’s important to allow bad parenting to end with your childhood and resist passing primitive behaviors to the next generation. Recently I was on a shadow talk call led by Kelley Kosow of the Ford Institute for Transformational Training. This call was surprisingly announced just a couple days after my last post about my recent birthday experience and it just so happened to be all about birthday’s and what gets in the way of us celebrating our lives. Not surprisingly, given the synchronicity, I ended up having a pretty big breakthrough.  During one part of the call we did what is…
  • This Thing Called Connection…

    wish me love
    31 Aug 2014 | 6:55 pm
    Connection is all there is, nothing else matters. This past Wednesday was my birthday! I love birthday’s, possibly a little more than most adults, maybe not but possibly (wink). As much as I love birthday’s and holidays they tend to be a reminder of love lost and bring a hyper awareness that my true self is homeless, motherless and daughterless. Working with a fabulous coach and ubber qualified therapist I’ve been taking ownership. I realize that the love I have been seeking is already with me, inside of me. With this awareness I decided to plan out my birthday with self…
  • There Will Always Be Another

    wish me love
    8 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    It is important to remember that the potential of your life belongs to no one but you.   Recently I have been in transition. The energy around everything in my life is shifting. I’m making big decisions as are others, people are stepping out or taking on a different space in my life and as I stepped back as the observer I was able to witness how far I’ve come on this little great big journey of mine. I remember the days when a shift like the one I’m currently in would have brought me great stress and rendered me depressed. In those days I thought there was only one. Only…
  • What cost would you pay to know who you really are?

    wish me love
    30 Jun 2014 | 8:59 pm
    Exploring yourself and uncovering your inner truth is of utmost importance. This past week I had the honor of being in the presence of one of this generations great spiritual teachers, Neale Donald Walsch. Neale is the best-selling author of the Conversations With God series. He has written in total 27 books. I don’t believe to date I’ve had the privilege of being in the presence of such great wisdom in all my years alive, I had no idea what I was in for when I arrived. It was an amazing treat and I encourage anyone who is not familiar with him to grab a…
  • Letters To My Mother

    wish me love
    12 May 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Healing and forgiveness of the most intimate relationships takes time, dedication and patience. I’ve written, in the last year, 37 letters to my mother. All inspired by an assignment spiritual healer Debbie Ford gave a radio caller prompting me to seek out the most beautiful journal I could find and embark on a journey of writing. The assignment was angry letters for a month, and boy was I angry when I began to write. I wrote of memories of getting beat out of bed when I would over sleep, letters of her abandonment of me to save her relationship with the rest of the family, letters of lies,…
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    Explore Beyond the Usual™

  • Our Dearly Departed Joan Rivers ... Can We Talk?

    7 Sep 2014 | 11:12 am
    For weeks, I've been writing profiles for my forthcoming book on Eris, of famous provocateurs and connections in their natal charts with dwarf planet Eris. Naturally, Joan Rivers was among those... CLICK ON LINK TO READ FULL POST
  • The Red Button Version of Mysterious Island

    6 Sep 2014 | 7:01 am
    In the new book that I’m working on, ‘The Antikythera and The Source’, my character, The Source, who was Theoclea, The Delphic Oracle in a past incarnation (eons ago!), finds herself in the strange... CLICK ON LINK TO READ FULL POST
  • Seeds of Change: Bardo, Part 2

    27 Aug 2014 | 4:38 pm
    Some time ago, I read Lama Surya Das’ book, Buddha Standard Time. In thinking about the book from time to time, it seems to me that Opening the Heart: Meditations on How to Be is one way to access... CLICK ON LINK TO READ FULL POST
  • The Antikythera and The Source

    10 Aug 2014 | 7:57 am
    I haven’t posted here in quite some time. The reason is that I’ve been writing my next book, and working on future works as well. ‘You’ve got to go with the flow’, as they say. The next book is... CLICK ON LINK TO READ FULL POST
  • The Death Transition - A Book Review

    6 Jul 2014 | 8:08 am
    I decided to take a brief break from blogging about my book, Opening the Heart: Meditations on How to Be to tell you about a book titled The Death Transition. I recently met the author, Cliff... CLICK ON LINK TO READ FULL POST
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    Making Motivation

  • Touching Letter to Patients from a terminal ill Physician

    11 Sep 2014 | 1:12 am
    Imagine you receiving the below letter from your physician who is about to die,thanking you and all his other patients for  trusting him with your health and lives  over the years that he has been in the field. Image via Imgur It’s really nice to know that one can take the time to show such ...The post Touching Letter to Patients from a terminal ill Physician appeared first on Making Motivation.
  • This baby discovers he can finally do this on his own and his reaction is unforgettable

    19 Jul 2014 | 11:44 am
    Babies bring a fresh perspective into our jaded lives with their innocence and their ability to take pleasure in simple things.  However, what I find amazing is the way they pass it on to us – Look at this baby and the way the parents laugh at his antics.  Who would have thought that a ...The post This baby discovers he can finally do this on his own and his reaction is unforgettable appeared first on Making Motivation.
  • Jim Carrey’s funny and inspirational speech at Maharishi University

    28 Jun 2014 | 9:04 pm
    Canadian film actor Jim Carrey gave a really impressive speech to the graduates of Maharishi University of management’s class for 2014.Carrey talked about how his father inspired him alot and changed his world and despite reaching his mountain of fame through his career  he was still searching for his true identity.I watched it from start ...The post Jim Carrey’s funny and inspirational speech at Maharishi University appeared first on Making Motivation.
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    Pi values!

  • Lessons for a father - Of Rights And Duties

    14 Sep 2014 | 10:36 pm
    Image Courtesy: FlickrRights are extremely important. They are responsible for the basic human dignity of all people and their right to live in freedom and with justice and equal opportunity. Some rights are ours because we are human. Others because we belong to a certain nation. Even others because we are a part of a select group. Generally speaking, rights allow us to do what we want to do and be what we want to be within reason.Accompanying rights, however, is a special list that I always feel gets left out. This list is of duties. If someone takes our rights away, we have various…
  • Lessons for a father - Lost? Stop. Ask For Directions.

    7 Sep 2014 | 9:13 pm
    Image Courtesy: FlickrIt is a very disconcerting feeling this - of being lost. It can, however, be also what starts a new chapter in our lives. It really come down to how we handle being lost.The phrases that we use when we get lost range from "what am I doing" all the way to "I have no idea where I am". It can leave us confused and looking for genuine help and advice.We all have been told that the mark of a person is a function of how well they handle adversity. I maintain that the strength of a person also lies in whether or not they question everything.So yes, "where am I", "what am I…
  • Lessons for a father - Someone Else's Shoes

    1 Sep 2014 | 11:24 pm
    Image Courtesy: FlickrI realized, again, last week that there are at least 2 ways of doing anything. There is the correct way and the "other" way. I also realized that the correct way requires a lot of things to go right. Sometimes one event can trigger a chain reaction that derails even the best laid plans. All that is a known fact though. Something else that is universally known is the idea of leadership that asks its followers to walk in someone else's shoes. Sadly, with the speed at which the world goes around, it is hard to do that. Hard but not impossible. Empathy can, sometimes,…
  • Lessons for a father - Unfashioned. Unframed. Chaos.

    24 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Image Courtesy: FlickrI do not like what it stands for, but for some odd reason I love the word! In one word we can explain so much that may happen around us and the state of things. A few weeks ago, I started reading about its origins and came to realize that it had a deeper meaning than I thought.Chaos is from the Greek word Khaos, meaning "gaping void". A gaping void of what though? It stands for nothingness or an absence of anything. That is a part of what it stands for. Let us delve deeper.From our perspective are we, as leaders and parents, creating a void by not doing what needs to be…
  • Lessons for a father - But, it's my blanket!!!!!

    17 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Image Courtesy: FlickrWe are there!! Not that we have been necessarily waiting for it, but we are where mostly animated characters take over our lives. The "little ones", being as important as they are to us, exert enough influence over us to choose "___" (Dora/ Elmo/ Cars - take your pick).In our case, the lives have started revolving around a furry red monster and its not all fun and games either.We were watching a movie this week in which Elmo loses his beloved blanket. He has to go all the way to Grouchland USA to retrieve it. The movie ends on a happy note (of course!!) but for those who…
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    Serene Reflection

  • A Powerful Centering Tool

    13 Sep 2014 | 5:58 am
    “All the ways in which you are choosing Shallow over Meaningful Pretence over Authenticity Conformity over Creativity Habit over Presence Denial over Awareness Repression over Expression Approval over Self-acceptance Incompletion over Wholeness Fear over Love Past over Present Fantasy over Reality Stagnation over Change Familiarity over Flow Resignation over Acceptance Seeking over Remembering Procrastinating over Living Fully Now… Would you be willing to uncreate, delete and destroy across all time, space and dimensions right now?” You can use the above in any or all of the…
  • 4th Blog Anniversary – List of Select Posts

    5 Sep 2014 | 8:34 am
    The intent of this blog, my books and FB posts is to give back.  Like everyone else, I have had my fair share of tough patches.  While I have been fortunate to have family and friends support me through such times, there are a vast number of people out there who remain anonymous.  Anonymous not because their name was not on the article, or book, FB update or message board.  But because their only emphasis was on the content they provided.   Our point of contact was not a long term association, but a single instance that delivered to me exactly what I needed in that moment.  Then they…
  • Poems: Love Is

    4 Sep 2014 | 10:41 am
  • A 5 Minute Exercise To Reclaim Peace

    30 Aug 2014 | 10:34 pm
    Healing is a return to wholeness, an experiential understanding of our expansive nature.  To become one with this present moment, without any resistance, can be a deeply restorative process. Here is a simple, effective and powerful energy exercise that can bring you immense peace and lightness in less than a couple of minutes.  Do keep time to rest in the spaciousness that ensues. We will be using NOW healing for this, which requires us to focus attention on the ‘centre’. To learn about NOW healing and the ‘centre’ in greater detail, click here. For the purpose of…
  • 4 Cues To Transform Your Relationships

    11 Aug 2014 | 10:05 am
    Have you ever had an insight that made you re-examine a past conversation in a radically new way?  That made you think, “If I had known this before, I would have behaved differently”? Transparent, clear communication is often difficult to achieve.  Being able to state our thoughts, feelings, intent and requests candidly, with neither arrogance nor apology is an art we all continue to learn with experience. It is human nature to desire connection.  The irony is that it is a sense of ‘self’ that seeks to meet another, but the more we are locked in the perspective of this ‘self’,…
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  • “Those Shoes”

    26 Aug 2014 | 6:22 pm
    There is a popular saying in Feng Shui that ‘your home is always talking, make sure that it’s saying something nice!’ Meaning that all the things that surround you on a daily basis are alive with the associations and memories... Read More ›
  • Friday the 13th

    9 Jun 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Isn’t it interesting that many of our most time-honored and baseless fears are born from other people’s stories. Stories whose sole purpose was to seed the fertile ground of our minds with needless anxiety and suffering. I am all too... Read More ›
  • Hello Goodbye!

    6 Jun 2014 | 8:51 pm
    As a Feng Shui Consultant I have noticed that few things escape my Feng Shui eyes and ears. So it came as no surprise recently that my well tuned Feng Shui antenna picked up on a song that was playing... Read More ›
  • The Archaeological Dig

    12 May 2014 | 9:52 pm
    As a Feng Shui Consultant I often say that I am my own best client. Often when sifting through the details of my own life I am blessed with interesting epiphanies like the fact that Archaeology and Feng Shui have... Read More ›
  • A Splendid Moment

    18 Sep 2013 | 2:21 pm
    The surface of the lake is still save for the occasional wave cast by the wake of a distant boat. The sun-baked platform gently responds to my movement as I sit searching the murky waters for my friend. Moments later... Read More ›
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    Live Well - Mind Fuel Daily

  • Comparing Yoga Class to Home Practice

    15 Sep 2014 | 8:58 am
    Yoga has a lot to offer all of us, but it takes commitment and dedication before the benefits begin to arrive. You will receive the most from yoga if you attend class on a regular basis and establish a consistent home practice. There are some important things you get out of yoga class that cannot be duplicated when practicing by yourself at home. At the same time, some aspects of a solo practice at home are crucial to a complete yoga experience. Benefits of Yoga ClassThe most obvious benefit of yoga class is the presence of a knowledgeable teacher to guide you and the other students through a…
  • 10 Questions for Happiness

    3 Sep 2014 | 3:21 pm
    When we are little, we smile almost 400 times a day. Small things make us happy. We get enough sleep, we get enough play time, and we take pride in our accomplishments, however simple they may be. When we are little, we live completely in the present moment, leaping from one day into the next, each morning a new adventure. Take a few minutes now to restore your inner sense of joy. If you need help getting started, take our 10 questions for happiness: Are you happy when you wake up in the morning? Why, or why not?If you could transport to the happiest place in the world- where would you…
  • Yoga is more than flexible body positions

    24 Aug 2014 | 7:48 am
    The Challenges of a Flexible Body Most of us assume that lean, flexible bodies are ideal for yoga. Many yoga magazines and websites are filled with images of lovely yogis and yoginis bending and twisting into challenging yoga postures. Though flexible people may have an easier time getting into many yoga poses, flexibility is only one part of the physical side of yoga. As much as some may envy flexible yogis, flexibility comes with its own set of challenges.Flexibility is not Strength or StaminaFlexibility is only one of several physical traits that we strive to develop and improve through…
  • 10 Quotes to Re-Inspire Confidence

    19 Aug 2014 | 4:42 am
    Challenge is a good thing – it makes us think, reflect, and act. But sometimes in the face of new challenges we need a reminder or two about just how capable we really are!Here are ten quotes perfect for inspiring newfound confidence in our abilities.Confidence begins with our mindset:If you believe it will work out, you’ll see opportunities. If you believe it won’t, you’ll see obstacles. – Wayne DyerConfidence is simply remembering everything you are capable of:If you find yourself constantly trying to prove your worth to someone, you have already forgotten your value. –…
  • Inspiring Thought About Time And Achievement

    16 Aug 2014 | 4:37 am
    None of us will live forever. There is a finite amount of time we spend on this earth, and all that matters at the end of the journey is how we spent that time. Did we do the things we loved, with the people we cherished? Or did we pursue someone else’s agenda, neglecting our own potential and promise? American psychiatrist and writer M. Scott Peck once said, “Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time.Until you value your time, you won’t do anything with it.”How right he is. Life is a wild and short adventure – too short to spend following someone else’s dreams.We…
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    Lucky Duck Living™

  • “How A Grown Up Has Relationships...” as taught by a dog

    Thais Zoe
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Personal relationships can be tricky, and, romantic relationships the most confounding of all. The good news is that there are lessons all around that can teach us how to walk our paths. Last week my mom had her new pup with a trainer. One of her pet’s bad habits is to rush the door to get into the backyard and chase lizards. The problem is that he’ll run out whether there’s a yard or a street on the other side. Blindly rushing into danger. In an effort to correct this, the trainer put him in a sit (one time) inside by the door and opened it. When the door opened he lunged for the…
  • Now or Later.

    Thais Zoe
    10 Sep 2014 | 1:16 pm
    We’ve all heard it said before… Trust. Your. Gut. Yet, if you’re anything like I am you may sometimes feel like you’re not sure what your gut is telling you. What follows can be a great deal of uncomfortability and even anxiety. The reality, however, is often that you DO know what your gut is telling you. But, you just don’t want it to be true. So you may chalk it up to oversensitivity, overreaction, or even think you’re paranoid. And you push onward ignoring the signs intended to protect you. The next thing you know, you’re asking yourself… How did I get (back) here? NO…
  • Is Forcing Things The Answer?

    Thais Zoe
    3 Sep 2014 | 1:44 pm
    Currently I’m in the process of launching a new product. Specifically a super fun, hand-held play, exercise and training device for dogs. As with our tees, I prefer to manufacture in the United States. However, my current contract sewer is not equipped for the apparatus I have designed and I am interviewing other domestic companies. As I engage with various manufacturers I’m remembering a lesson I learned long ago… “If it’s bumpy on the runway, you may not want to take off.” Meaning that the tone, quality and enjoyment of relationships; whether work or personal are usually set…
  • Taking On Responsibilities That Aren’t Yours?

    Thais Zoe
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:15 pm
    It’s been a very exciting time around here! Specifically, I just received several patent pending statuses on my hand-held dog play, exercise and training device. I’m ECSTATIC, to say the least. As you can imagine, it takes a lot to launch a new product; manufacturing, fulfillment, marketing, and on and on. What got my attention, as I was laboring away the other day was the wave of irony… There I was toiling away hour after hour, day after day devoted and excited about this game-changing device designed to help eliminate doggie neglect… yet, I was neglecting my dog in the process!
  • Centipedes, Critters and Fear

    Thais Zoe
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:30 pm
    The other day I was giving my plants a good soaking and out crawled a spectacular centipede. It startled me at first, but I was able to quickly appreciate this magnificent creature and pause in awe at the dexterity of it’s many, many, MANY legs as it zoomed up the door frame away from the drenching. I would have liked to pick it up, but I was stopped short by the fact that I didn’t know if it would bite me, or if centipedes are poisonous. And with the speed it traveled no doubt it would end up nested in my hair… and that was NOT a prospect I wanted to entertain. Instead I silently…
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    Sad and Love Picture

  • Keep Going Forward

    rahul r
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Keep Going Forward No Matter How Tough It Is Eventually you’ll get out of it The post Keep Going Forward appeared first on Sad and Love Picture. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • It Is Over Only When You Give Up

    rahul r
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:30 pm
    It Is Over Only When You Give Up For Those Who Don’t There Always Tomorrow The post It Is Over Only When You Give Up appeared first on Sad and Love Picture. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • A friend Is Someone

    rahul r
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:30 pm
    The post A friend Is Someone appeared first on Sad and Love Picture. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The Moment You’re Ready to

    rahul r
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:30 pm
    The Moment You’re Ready to Quit is Usually The Moment Right Before The Miracle Happens Don’t Give Up The post The Moment You’re Ready to appeared first on Sad and Love Picture. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • You Make My

    rahul r
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:30 am
    You Make My LIFE Worth It No Matter How It Is. The post You Make My appeared first on Sad and Love Picture. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Programming Life

  • We Are All Storytellers

    Matt Catlett
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:07 pm
    In the writing of fiction, there is a story being told. In the reading of that same fiction, there is another story being heard. The two stories are not the same – the story as it is being told resonates out and intertwines with the story of the author’s life, as he or she knows [&hellip The post We Are All Storytellers appeared first on Programming Life.
  • The End of Dreaming

    Matt Catlett
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:31 am
    All of your trials and tribulations are dreams. The struggles for safety, security, and success are fantasies that you create around yourself just as, while sleeping, you create worlds. Some dreams feel good, and others are nightmares that feel as though they tear you to pieces. Some dreams are provocative and others are banal. Our [&hellip The post The End of Dreaming appeared first on Programming Life.
  • Going Back to the Simple Places

    Matt Catlett
    6 Sep 2014 | 6:51 am
    In the ebb and flow of life, we come on times of difficulty and strain. When that happens, the common habit is to retreat into mindlessness – to sink into a television program, to drink, to waste time and money in unwarranted purchases, or some similar diversion tactic. Yet, such a recourse doesn’t offer balm. [&hellip The post Going Back to the Simple Places appeared first on Programming Life.
  • August 2014 Rundown – 101 Links

    Matt Catlett
    5 Sep 2014 | 4:03 pm
    Another month come and gone! Nearly every day, I add my favorite articles from around the web to the home page, then at the end of the month I present them to you in a collection. This is the collection for August 2014. My hope is that these collections help those in troubled or unfocused [&hellip The post August 2014 Rundown – 101 Links appeared first on Programming Life.
  • The Marching Numbers

    Matt Catlett
    30 Aug 2014 | 7:17 am
    There are a thousand little adult responsibilities that nag and bite at you. Tiny calls to your mind in every unopened email, debt to be repaid, and chattering task that spills out of your desire for productivity and obligation. Things that must be remembered, things that must be forgotten… lists of lists. In a sense, [&hellip The post The Marching Numbers appeared first on Programming Life.
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    Live Bold and Bloom

  • No Motivation? 7 Ways To Overcome Your Lack Of Motivation

    Barrie Davenport
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:54 am
    A guest post by Kayla Matthews It seems like the only habits that stick are the ones we wish we could break: smoking, checking phones every 27 seconds, or using the words “awesome” or “literally” in every sentence. Good habits are hard to build and bad habits are hard to… Continue Reading… The post No Motivation? 7 Ways To Overcome Your Lack Of Motivation appeared first on Live Bold and Bloom.
  • How To Gain Self-Respect In 12 Simple Steps

    Barrie Davenport
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:49 am
    Self-respect and self-esteem are different. Self-esteem comes from how you think and feel about yourself. Self-respect comes from what you do. Although you can work on changing your thoughts and feelings alone, the path to self-esteem is far less difficult when you work on self-respect As I said, self-respect is based in action, and it’s much more… Continue Reading… The post How To Gain Self-Respect In 12 Simple Steps appeared first on Live Bold and Bloom.
  • Building Confidence, My New eBook Only $.99 For A Week [UPDATE]

    Barrie Davenport
    14 Sep 2014 | 11:51 am
    I’ve spent the last couple of years writing blog posts and teaching online courses about building confidence. What I’ve discovered from those who comment on the posts or take my courses is that a whole lot of people lack confidence in some area of their lives. It’s a very common problem, but sadly people… Continue Reading… The post Building Confidence, My New eBook Only $.99 For A Week [UPDATE] appeared first on Live Bold and Bloom.
  • 42 Bad Habits That Suck Your Energy

    Barrie Davenport
    11 Sep 2014 | 4:22 am
    Ever have those days when you feel you’re dragging a ball and chain behind you? Everything is a struggle. Your productivity has tanked, your energy is at rock-bottom, and you just want to crawl in a hole and suck your thumb. Sometimes it’s easy to identify why we’re so lethargic. We might feel physically ill,… Continue Reading… The post 42 Bad Habits That Suck Your Energy appeared first on Live Bold and Bloom.
  • Quantified Self: 10 Ways Lifelogging Improves Your Quality Of Life

    Barrie Davenport
    9 Sep 2014 | 12:27 pm
    Today, Apple announced the launch of it’s newest big product ,the Apple Watch– a wrist-worn smartwatch that includes fitness tracking, heart rate monitoring, and  activity tracking.  The device’s sensors can track movements and vital signs much more accurately than existing fitness devices. Apple isn’t the first to jump on the “quantified self”… Continue Reading… The post Quantified Self: 10 Ways Lifelogging Improves Your Quality Of Life appeared first on Live Bold and Bloom.
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    Become Life Inspired

  • Social Anxiety

    23 Aug 2014 | 3:20 am
      It’s been almost 3 months since I’ve posted.  I must apologize but I’ve been incredibly busy with work and also applying for higher education.  This post is very dear to my heart, because it’s the biggest problem that I deal with. I have a hard time feeling comfortable being myself in social situations.  It sounds silly to the average person but I would like to elaborate.  I grew up feeling like I needed my brother’s attention.  He’s 10 years older than me, and I respected his opinion and depended on him to be a leading male influence in my…
  • Living Your Truth

    27 May 2014 | 6:40 am
    I don’t want this to sound like some silly new-age topic about making your own spiritual truth! Instead I want to stress why it’s important to be yourself – as you really are. Sounds weird? Let me explain: It’s easy to feel like your not “cool enough” or “ not good enough” when society has a certain kind of social programming. What’s embarrassing is the kind of social programming that’s popular these days. What it takes to be “cool” according to a large part of society’s standards for men is to sleep with a bunch of women, lust after money, not really care about…
  • What’s Out There For You?

    30 Mar 2014 | 7:16 am
    As I write this blog post, I’m riding an express bus; passing through a lot of unknown rural areas in South Korea.  I can see a lot of mountains, rivers, bridges, small cities, towers, and brightly lit-up attractions and buildings.  I wish I could spend time at these places rather than merely just passing through.  Unfortunately the world is too big, but that’s also a good thing, too.  There are lots of opportunities to get lost and explore someplace new. Even at night, the mystery of these unknown places draws me in.  The excitement of traveling somewhere new and unknown has a way…
  • Positive Lessons From Stress

    22 Mar 2014 | 7:36 pm
    I must apologize for the long time without creating any post! I’ve had a really busy couple of months with life, work, and making choices.  I didn’t think that I’d have time to keep this blog going or that I really had anything useful to say but I felt somewhat called to continue writing – with hopes that I could benefit even the smallest number of people with the perspective I’ve gained through life experience. Work has been really tough.  Sometimes I think about quitting often and just giving up.  Being in South Korea, that would mean my visa is cancelled…
  • About Fear, Stress, and Frustration

    5 Jan 2014 | 6:37 am
    First, I want to say thanks for your patience – I’ve been extremely busy with starting my new job, taking up boxing, playing music, and learning Korean.  After that being said, I want to talk about a topic that’s important to me since I’ve had a lot familiarity with it. We all would like our lives to be perfect and stress-free.  Since this isn’t possible, it seems like a sad story at first, but actually there is a lot to gain and understand by having stress in our lives.  If we didn’t have stress, then we would never develop and learn as people.  Our resistance to…
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    Inspiration Boost

  • Love Advice Quotes

    JJ Wong
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:08 am
    Love Advice Quotes Don’t believe those who tell you they love you, believe those who show you they do. Inspiration Boost - Quote of Life, Inspiration and Motivation
  • Be Thankful Everyday Quotes

    JJ Wong
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:18 am
    Be Thankful Everyday Quotes No matter how good or bad your life is, wake up each morning and be thankful that you still have one. Inspiration Boost - Quote of Life, Inspiration and Motivation
  • Overthinking Leads to Negative Thoughts

    JJ Wong
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:21 am
    Overthinking Leads to Negative Thoughts Thinking and action towards your direction is good, but never think too much and not moving forward. It’ll only leads you to negative thoughts and holding back. Inspiration Boost - Quote of Life, Inspiration and Motivation
  • Be Patient in Life Quotes

    JJ Wong
    14 Sep 2014 | 8:04 am
    Be Patient in Life Quotes Everything comes to you in the right moment. Be patient. Inspiration Boost - Quote of Life, Inspiration and Motivation
  • 5 Things to Do When You Hit A Low Point in Life

    JJ Wong
    12 Sep 2014 | 11:46 pm
    This is a guest post by Hannah Brooklyn, who traveled across states and shares her experiences through writing in Travel and Health Niche. 5 Things to do when you hit a low point in Life There are many things that you can do to help lift yourself out of a rut. Becoming motivated may not seem easy to do when you’re at a low point in life. By following a few of these tips, you will be on your way to overcoming your low feeling and being happy again. Ask Why: Why are you feeling the way that you do? Where did this feeling come from? How can you fix it? Once you find the answer to those…
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    The Miracle Forest

  • 4 Habits for a Healthy and Happy Life

    16 Sep 2014 | 7:06 am
    I try to be as mindful as I can in my everyday life, and that includes keeping both my body and mind healthy. I would like to live a long and healthy life, and I try to do everything in my power to achieve that.I always try to live my days in the best possible way, if that makes sense. I try to choose what I do wisely, so that my activities make me a healthier and happier person.Last week, I wrote a list for myself of all the things that I think are important to do every day in order to keep mind and body healthy, and I'm going to share this list with you all today. That's why this blog…
  • How to Forget Who We Are and Choose Who We Want to Be

    11 Sep 2014 | 6:01 am
    Some people might be scared to admit that there's a voice inside of their heads, but the truth is that we all have a malicious voice inside of our minds that speaks to us constantly. It tells us why we can't do certain things and reminds us constantly why we need to be afraid. We all have to learn how to approach that voice.The first, and most important, step in this process is recognizing the voice. We tend to grow up not even realizing it's there, and this may cause much suffering in our lives. That's why it is important to recognize the voice - it's our first step towards a suffering-free…
  • The Majestic Life of a Human: How to Live Life as an Adventure

    2 Sep 2014 | 8:29 am
    Humans dread change. We dread it by nature. Change is unfamiliar, it's unknown, it's insecure. We like what we already know, what's familiar. Even if it it's not necessarily the best.This feeling is something we all have to some extent. It's part of us since back in the caveman days it was actually a useful trait to have. Back in those days fear had a purpose. Not so much today.Staying in the secure means that nothing will ever change - including us. This might be tempting for some, but let's look at this a little more deeply. Would you want to die as the same person you were born as? Without…
  • The Self-Made Prisoner: How to Become Free and Happy

    26 Aug 2014 | 4:48 am
    The Buddha taught that suffering is caused by attachment. What attachment did he mean exactly and how can we rid ourselves of it?I can't know what the Buddha meant exactly, but I can tell you what attachment means to me and how I practice letting it go in my everyday life.As humans living in a modern world, we grew accustomed to comfort. The comfort of our convenient houses and all around lifestyles. The thought of losing the comfort of our home is just one of the things that terrifies us to death. See? That's one form of attachment, right there.We can easily grow attached to material things,…
  • The Secret of Remaining Calm in Every Situation

    8 Aug 2014 | 8:49 am
    We all dream of a stress-free life and happiness, but still, most people don't succeed in achieving it. We tend to make a long list of excuses about what prevents us from peace and happiness, claiming that our situation does not allow us to be happy or peaceful.The truth is that everyone can be happy and peaceful. Yes, everyone. You just have to understand your own self and recognize how happiness and peace works in a person.What determines how we feel about life is what we prioritize.We tend to say we want a peaceful and happy life, but our priorities say otherwise. When we can't achieve…
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  • How To Awaken the Greatest You: Exclusive Interview

    17 Sep 2014 | 7:08 am
    Join Babaji Maharaj and Steve Toth of Conscious Evolution Media for a 1 hour interview. Maharaj speaks about awakening the super you, reaching super conscious states and his personal evolution into enlightnment. The post How To Awaken the Greatest You: Exclusive Interview appeared first on .
  • Super Yoga Goa Retreat

    16 Sep 2014 | 8:38 am
    Join our Super Yoga Goa retreat to experience the transformation of a lifetime!  We remain in areas known for their purity of air and water, as well as the ability to relax and rejuvenate and relax you from your regular lifestyle.  All Goa retreats are led through the instruction offeatured Continue reading The post Super Yoga Goa Retreat appeared first on .
  • Light Vs. Darkness

    16 Aug 2014 | 3:05 am
    Our personal reality show of these cosmic forces are simultaneously painful and pleasureful. When we usher “light” into our lives, there is redemption and liberation from pain. Perhaps pain is just a temporary restriction or limitation projected on the 3rd eye of your consciousness. Temporary eternity can last a longfeatured Continue reading The post Light Vs. Darkness appeared first on .
  • Super Yoga Morning Routine

    Brooke Hart
    12 Aug 2014 | 4:01 am
    I often feel groggy in the morning.  I used to counteract this by drinking coffee and taking about 2 hours just to get going.  Now, with my busy schedule, I can’t do it anymore.  Instead, I’ve substituted a 10 minute Super Yoga morning routine into my wake – up call.featured Continue reading The post Super Yoga Morning Routine appeared first on .
  • American Yogi: The Reincarnation of Babaji

    6 Aug 2014 | 4:26 am
    From the early days of my childhood, I would perform Yoga poses for my family without having any formal training. Later, as a young man, I had an enlightenment awakening experience, which changed my life. My Kundalini rose and my third eye expanded to an inner light as bright asfeatured Continue reading The post American Yogi: The Reincarnation of Babaji appeared first on .
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    Oded Ben-Ami - Spiritual Teacher

  • Our need for approval and reinforcement

    Oded Ben-Ami
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:52 pm
    Every four years the olympics take place and usually new records are set. This could mean that athletes today are better than athletes twenty, fifty and hundred years ago. But I don’t think so. For the most part, new records lie within a narrow range over the previous records. Very early on, an aspiring athlete wishes to know the present record for their respective field. But why? Why should it even be important? Isn’t an athlete supposed to be the best that they can? An athlete is indeed suppose to be he best that they can, BUT, they don’t know what that actually is. When…
  • Empowering, Healing, Uplifting words

    Oded Ben-Ami
    1 Aug 2014 | 9:22 am
    This blog post is quite different. Unlike my previous posts, there is no article here; all that there is are individual words. I selected words that I felt were Empowering, Healing and Uplifting. This post is not about reading – it is about contemplating. One’s gain from this post would be through allowing each word a moment, before moving on to the next one. Each word is an entire dimension with its own existence and meaning, be it logical, emotional or spiritual. It would be nice if you could mention those words that had a special meaning to you. This can be done at the bottom,…
  • Oded’s TV interview with Ann Parillo for Schenectady Today

    Oded Ben-Ami
    2 Jul 2014 | 9:20 am
    TV interview with Ann Parillo – July 1, 2014 Schenectady Today – In and Around the Capital Region
  • Awakening from a dream versus awakening from reality

    Oded Ben-Ami
    23 Jun 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Awakening from a dream – the circumstances, people, environment etc’ are all different in the awaken state than they were in the dream. The dreamer however, is the same. Awakening from “reality” – the people, environment, circumstances etc’ are the same, but the dreamer is no longer the same.
  • Addictions and tantrums

    Oded Ben-Ami
    18 Jun 2014 | 4:23 pm
    Did you ever try to stop your addiction – right here and now, “cold turkey” – whatever the addiction may be? Many of us try to do just that, and when we do, there’s an interesting phenomena happening. Once we recognize that our repetitive practice does in fact fit under the definition of “addiction”, and further, once we recognize that a particular addiction is our adversary, a schism occurs and we become split: One part wishes to be allowed to continue its practice of indulgence through addiction, while the other tries to overcome the impulse and…
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    2 Illustration

  • Amazing Watercolour Paintings by Jason Edmiston

    13 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    A commercial illustrator since 1996, Jason Edmiston has created work for advertising, editorial, packaging and book publishing clients internationally. He is a traditional artist, painting in acrylic on watercolour paper or wood panel. His style ranges from realism to exaggeration, usually emphasizing the figure, and a certain degree of humour or caricature. Jason is often asked to emulate a specific genre of illustration, such as movie posters, pulp covers or retro style advertising. His fondness for pop culture, especially movies and toys often creep into his work. Related Posts:Watercolor…
  • Digital Illustrations by Nikita Veprikov

    10 Sep 2014 | 4:37 am
    Nikita Veprikov is a talented 25 years old illustrator and digital artist, who based in Kremenchug, Ukraine. Related Posts:Illustrations by Waldemar KazakIllustrations by Tommy ArnoldIllustrations by Archan NairCharacter Illustrations by Ilya KuvshinovDigital Illustrations by Diego L. Rodriguez
  • Illustrations by Robert McGinnis

    2 Sep 2014 | 9:11 am
    Robert McGinnis is an American artist and illustrator. McGinnis is known for his illustrations of over 1200 paperback book covers, and over 40 movie posters, including Breakfast at Tiffanys, Barbarella, and several James Bond and Matt Helm films. Born Robert Edward McGinnis in Cincinnati, Ohio, he was raised in Wyoming, Ohio. McGinnis became an apprentice at Walt Disney studios, then studied fine art at Ohio State University. After wartime service in the Merchant Marine he entered advertising and a chance meeting with Mitchell Hooks in 1958 led him to be introduced to Dell Publishing began a…
  • Oil Paintings by Anna Halldin Maule

    2 Sep 2014 | 2:19 am
    Anna Halldin Maule was born in Sweden in 1972, she painting since she was a little girl. Anna currently based in Hawaii, USA. Related Posts:Illustrations by Anna SteinbauerIllustrations by Anna DittmannPaintings by Donald Roller WilsonDrawings by Daniel EgnéusMixed Media Paintings by Aliza Razell
  • Illustrations by Gediminas Pranckevicius

    29 Aug 2014 | 4:04 am
    Gediminas Pranckevicius was born in Lithuania. Basic artistic knowledge gained at the academy of fine arts, fresco specialty. Today working as freelance illustrator, concept artist. Related Posts:Illustrations by Will MuraiIllustrations by Ashley MackenzieFashion Illustrations by Martine BrandIllustrations by Charles BurnsCreative Illustrations by Ilya Nazarov
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    Positively Positive

  • Blended Families: The New Norm

    Terri Cole
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:07 am
    Did you ever watch the show, The Brady Bunch? I remember thinking how cool it would be to gain a bunch of cute stepbrothers the same ages as me and my sisters. Back then I did not know anyone from a blended family and only one of my close friends came from a divorced home. By the time the last episode aired in 1974 the US divorce rate was rising (my own parents added to that statistic in 1978), and subsequently so did the rate of blended families. Today, stories of couples being married for thirty, forty or fifty years are more the exception than the rule. Gone is the norm that predominantly…
  • Masters of Habit: Rituals, Lessons, and Quotes from Marcus Aurelius

    James Clear
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:05 am
    Masters of Habit is a series of mini-biographies on the daily rituals and routines of great athletes, artists, and leaders. Marcus Aurelius was Roman Emperor from 161 to 180. Known as the last of the “Five Good Emperors,” Aurelius was not born into power, but rather was adopted (his biological father died when he was three years old). Historians refer to him as a kind ruler who was incredibly loyal to his duty to serve the Roman Empire. [1] As a boy, Aurelius was taught by various private tutors and he became particularly interested in philosophy. It is even said that he went so far as…
  • Be with the People Who Want to Be with You

    Christina Rasmussen
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:10 am
    I was uninvited from a dinner party a few months ago. Without any reason whatsoever. Truly no reason. At all. My first reaction to it… was shock, disbelief, then shame and sadness. The person who did not want to have me at the dinner did not know me and never met me personally. Maybe this was not personal. But I didn’t quite see it that way. To say the least. As I was on my way back to my house I cried all the way home, under my sunglasses in the midst of a beautiful summer. I didn’t know why I was crying, all I knew was that I felt rejected and not enough. But in that moment in time I…
  • Knowing Is the First Step

    Guru Singh
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:05 am
    Did you know that you can design the moment just like you can cook your own meal? You can make it really salty, really spicy, really sweet, really sour or really neutral. You can cook the books. @gurusinghdaily (Click to Tweet!) Knowing that you can cook the books is the first step. Maintaining that knowledge is the second step, because when you know… all children know it’s up to them. Education is the process of telling them that it’s not. Don’t touch that? Why? because I said so. That presumes that there is someone that has more authority than you and even though it might have…
  • I never said Well, I don’t have this and I don’t have that. I said, I don’t have this yet, but I’m going to get it.

    Positively Positive
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Related Posts The Art of Affirmation The Password to Unlock a Better Life Success consists of going to failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.
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    Get Motivated

  • Fall seven times and get up on eight

    18 Sep 2014 | 2:33 am
    Fall seven times and get up on eight, never give in to staying at the bottom. It's a given that down there can be the starting point, but the upcoming stairs of the ladder of life is carrying the... Visit us to get a full recharge of motivation and get inspired.
  • When you want something

    18 Sep 2014 | 2:21 am
    When you want something badly, you will find a way no matter what happens, but if you are not serious enough or determined enough, you will find tons of excuses. Visit us to get a full recharge of motivation and get inspired.
  • I will be patient

    17 Sep 2014 | 5:21 am
    Things change and of course sadness changes itself to be transformed into happiness and then content. It is only a matter of time, patience is the key. No matter how hard it is now, one day this hard... Visit us to get a full recharge of motivation and get inspired.
  • Just dream

    16 Sep 2014 | 11:28 am
    Picasso said that everything we have the ability to imagine is a real thing. Why don't we release it and give this mind the freedom to imagine and build its own dreams. One day dreams of this small... Visit us to get a full recharge of motivation and get inspired.
  • I am sure it will be better

    16 Sep 2014 | 5:23 am
    It sounds it will not get any better, but I am sure it will be wonderful some day... It's suffocating and depressing, but I am sure these feelings are going to disappear very soon.. It's dark and... Visit us to get a full recharge of motivation and get inspired.
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    Left Brain Buddha

  • Breaking Up Is Hard To Do: Why We Need Connection and Friendship

    Sarah Rudell Beach
    14 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    While there certainly are a lot of silly love songs out there, we also sing about achey breaky hearts, wrecking balls, and falling to pieces. We croon about how love is a battlefield, how it tears us apart, and when it leaves we’re in a world with no air. We emerge torn by those who leave scars (collecting a jar of hearts, no doubt). Because sometimes it lasts in love but sometimes it hurts instead. Though the end of a relationship, whether romantic or friendly, is not a physical event, we often describe breakups in the physical language of the body. We might speak of feeling like we…
  • How to Start a Meditation Practice: A Guide for Beginners

    Sarah Rudell Beach
    7 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    One of the most common questions people ask me is, “How do I even get started meditating?” It’s usually quickly followed up with “What do I do? How should I sit? How long should I sit? Are there books I should read??” And sometimes a week later they’ll report, “Well, I tried it, and nothing happened. Am I doing it wrong???” First of all, let me say I LOVE getting these questions! It seems every day we’re learning more and more about the wonderful benefits a meditation practice can provide. Some researchers have found that as little as 12…
  • Start a Gratitude Practice and Find Your Happy Place!

    Sarah Rudell Beach
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    People who practice gratitude are happier. Well of course they are!, you might be thinking. Happy people are grateful simply because they’re SHINY HAPPY PEOPLE who HAVE EVERYTHING THEY NEED and gratitude just oozes out of their pores along with their sweat-that-doesn’t-stink at their beautiful local gym that they always make it to three times a week because they’re SO HAPPY that they’d never just sit at home at eat Oreos and play Candy Crush— Um, I mean, you might be thinking, Well, that’s just pure correlation. Happy people are grateful because…
  • Zen and the Absurdity of Parenting

    Sarah Rudell Beach
    24 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Zen. Just the word sounds relaxing. We think of Zen gardens, and Zen meditation, and we say things like “she’s so Zen.” But sometimes, Zen is a bit of a mindf#ck. Have you ever tried to read some serious Zen? Try this one from a “Zen master”: “Learning Zen is a phenomenon of gold and dung. Before you understand it, it’s like gold; after you understand it, it’s like dung.” WTF? I get the whole true understanding comes when we abandon logic and all that, but really? Let’s try this one: “If you want to climb a mountain, begin at the top.” Ummm… These are…
  • What is Mindfulness?

    Sarah Rudell Beach
    17 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Mindfulness is becoming quite a buzzword these days. The Huffington Post proclaimed 2014 “the year of mindful living,” Time magazine featured the “Mindful Revolution” on a January cover, and our local burger joint has now launched a “mindful menu.” Inspired, no doubt, by the Buddha’s famous “Burger and Pepsi” discourse… Mindfulness is sometimes described as simply “relaxing” or “zoning out.” Or it’s portrayed as New Age positive thinking “woo-woo.” I think a bit of clarification is in order.
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    The Alecia Lawrence Show |I Live To Inspire | What Is Motivation| Inspiring Words | Define Motivation

  • Who Are You To Define Me

    Alecia Lawrence
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Have you allowed what is considered social norms to define what you can or can’t do, what your dreams can or can’t look like? One of my favorite R&B groups went to splits-ville and one person you would consider a
  • What Is The Price Of Success

    Alecia Lawrence
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    I know some of you have not even considered the idea of success having a price. The reality is there is a price for achieving any level of success in your life. The real question is, are you willing to
  • Taking Advantage Of An Opportunity

    Alecia Lawrence
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Are you in the perfect position to take advantage of an opportunity when it comes to your dreams or your goals? Do you see an opportunity and then have the thought “If only I had… or If only I did…
  • I Did Not Want To Do This Today

    Alecia Lawrence
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    You know you must do it… you must take one specific action which will bring you so much closer to your dreams or your goals and you are totally not feeling it. What should you do? Does it really matter
  • Hidden Dark Secret Of Achievement

    Alecia Lawrence
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Have you ever entertained the thought of having great success or bringing a life long dream into your reality? When it comes to large goals, there is a dark secret which most people down play. Success on a large scale
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    Every Day Getting Better

  • Walls

    Ryan Wakefield
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    You are confined only by the walls you build yourself.
  • A brother’s promise

    Ryan Wakefield
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:14 am
    With discipline in one hand and love in the other, Tony Alford is turning out young men who don’t just play like champions today. They live like champions every day. Tony Alford speaks with the youth campers at the G.O.A.T. football camp at Dozier Field. Christopher Reeves/Park Record Earlier this week Renee Peggs wrote an great story about University of Notre Dame recruiting coordinator and running backs coach Tony Alford.  The story linked here is not about x’s and o’s but in a time where the relationships that he has built with his current and former players.  We…
  • Fail Harder

    Ryan Wakefield
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:49 am
    Keeping with our theme of failure being ok – today we bring you, FAIL HARDER!  
  • Competitive Greatness

    Ryan Wakefield
    13 Sep 2014 | 3:49 pm
    Be at your best when your best is needed.  Enjoyment of a difficult challenge.
  • and that’s okay

    Ryan Wakefield
    12 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Here’s the truth about big life changes:  Some people won’t come with you.  And that’s okay.
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    Inspirational Quotes

  • Instagram Quotes

    Vebra D. H.
    8 Sep 2014 | 10:36 pm
    Not that smart. Not that hot. Not that nice. Not that funny. That's me: I'm not that. - John Green When the character of a man is not clear to you, look at his friends. - Japanese Proverb The more opinions you have the less you see. - Wim Wenders Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit. - Vince Lombardi Small minds are much distressed by little things. Great minds see them all
  • Morning Quotes

    Vebra D. H.
    7 Aug 2014 | 7:21 pm
    Remember today that hard work and insight will bring you to the path that will reward you so highly, that it makes all of the small inconveniences worth it. Good morning everyone! Don't forget, nothing big will happen in your life, until you build up to it with the little small things. This morning is another seed from which the flowers of tomorrow's happiness grow. Good morning! If you're
  • Bad Day Quotes

    Vebra D. H.
    7 Apr 2014 | 9:10 pm
    If you have had a bad day, remember that tomorrow is a wonderful gift, and a new chance to try again. - Bryant McGill When a person can no longer laugh at himself, it is time for others to laugh at him. - Thomas Szasz When you say a situation or a person is hopeless, you are slamming the door in the face of God. - Charles L. Allen You cannot always control what goes on outside. But you can
  • Good Morning Images

    Vebra D. H.
    16 Feb 2014 | 11:24 am
  • Quote Pictures

    Vebra D. H.
    16 Feb 2014 | 11:10 am
    Images: Page 1 - Page 2 - Good Morning
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  • Don’t Run From Your Pain

    Paul Scavella
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:21 am
    So this week I got a very clear reminder on working through your pain vs. avoiding it. Because more often than not when you try to avoid the pain of the present you focus on it and you can’t get past it. And not only that, but you usually open yourself up to a world […] The post Don’t Run From Your Pain appeared first on PAUL SCAVELLA II | BLOGGER WITH POSITIVE AFFIRMATION.
  • Sacrifice: Give Up To Go Up

    Paul Scavella
    3 Sep 2014 | 4:27 am
    As I write this another and even more intense than I could have imagined (on the first day no less) 3rd year of medical school has begun. Attitudes are mixed as the air is filled with excitement, timidity, joy and fear and a host of other emotions you could easily come up with. But the […] The post Sacrifice: Give Up To Go Up appeared first on PAUL SCAVELLA II | BLOGGER WITH POSITIVE AFFIRMATION.
  • Opportunity: Take Advantage Of The Opportunity Of A Lifetime In The Lifetime Of The Opportunity

    Paul Scavella
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:19 am
    As you may or may not not school starts next week for me and my colleagues and I get back to the grind of medical school. That effectively means that summer 2014 is gone which in effect is the last summer I’ll ever have as a student. I enter my third year next week which […] The post Opportunity: Take Advantage Of The Opportunity Of A Lifetime In The Lifetime Of The Opportunity appeared first on PAUL SCAVELLA II | BLOGGER WITH POSITIVE AFFIRMATION.
  • Survive: Everyday Isn’t Going To Be Great (And That’s OK!)

    Paul Scavella
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:20 am
    The last two weeks have been everything from amazing to stressful and everything else in between, but I am so grateful for all of it the trials and the triumphs. These are things that build character and that’s what is going to make you or break you (right?) Right! I love working because I love […] The post Survive: Everyday Isn’t Going To Be Great (And That’s OK!) appeared first on PAUL SCAVELLA II | BLOGGER WITH POSITIVE AFFIRMATION.
  • Good Enough Is Good Enough

    Paul Scavella
    6 Aug 2014 | 5:01 am
    We live in a world where perfection is the order of the day. If you dance around social media it would appear as if all of your “friends, fans, and followers” all have perfect lives, with perfect families, perfect school and family lives. Which sets a standard in the minds of those viewing these things […] The post Good Enough Is Good Enough appeared first on PAUL SCAVELLA II | BLOGGER WITH POSITIVE AFFIRMATION.
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    Everyday Power

  • 15 Motivational Quotes About Strength & Personal Greatness

    Everyday Power
    14 Sep 2014 | 8:46 pm
    Quotes about strength, power and life! Live strong! Give strong! Fuel your mind and power with greatness! We all need a boost from time to time when things get tough. Of course, we would love it to come from within all the time – but is that really possible? We are social beings and our ability […]The post 15 Motivational Quotes About Strength & Personal Greatness appeared first on Everyday Power.
  • 10 Side Business Ideas To Create Money and Time!

    Everyday Power
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:04 am
    Side Business Ideas to Generate Money and Time!   Looking for some creative ways to increase your income and net worth? Well, these ideas might not get you rich quick, but they can defiantly help put some extra cash in your pocket. Need some side business ideas? You’re reading the right article. Whether you are looking for […]The post 10 Side Business Ideas To Create Money and Time! appeared first on Everyday Power.
  • 15 Inspirational Quotes About Being Yourself & Rockin’ it!

    Everyday Power
    14 Sep 2014 | 9:20 am
    15 Inspirational Quotes About Being Yourself & Rockin’ it! Have you heard any inspirational quotes about being yourself? In a world that can sometimes feel like if we don’t fit in we won’t survive; being yourself is a full time job! We hear it all the time…”Just be yourself!” But why is it so difficult? […]The post 15 Inspirational Quotes About Being Yourself & Rockin’ it! appeared first on Everyday Power.
  • 20 Positive Attitude Quotes To Lift Your Thinking!

    Everyday Power
    10 Sep 2014 | 7:23 pm
    20 Positive Attitude Quotes To Lift Your Thinking! What’s more uplifting then some positive attitude quotes? Come on! Feeling down…check out this list. Research shows that our attitude impacts our work performance, relationships, eating habits and our overall consistency for any place of action. Make a conscious effort to work on your attitude in times […]The post 20 Positive Attitude Quotes To Lift Your Thinking! appeared first on Everyday Power.
  • 10 Self Help Quotes and Ideas to Maximize YOU!

    Everyday Power
    8 Sep 2014 | 10:17 pm
    10 Self Help Quotes and Ideas to Maximize YOU! We’ve read the self help books and listened to the audios, but now let’s condense it with 10 powerful self help quotes. Some of these self help quotes you’ve heard before and some might be new. That point is not if you’ve read them, but if […]The post 10 Self Help Quotes and Ideas to Maximize YOU! appeared first on Everyday Power.
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    Get Motivated

  • Rice Bucket Challenge

    29 Aug 2014 | 5:36 am
          Yes, you read it right - it is Rice Bucket challenge and not the Ice bucket challenge. A lot of people including, celebrities around the world have been donating to a good cause, for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis disease through the Ice Bucket Challenge. But here in India, as the country is suffering from high levels of poverty, food insecurity and malnutrition, some people came up with an idea of Rice Bucket Challenge. This challenge is really simple. You don't have to fill a bucket with rice and pour it on your head; all you have to do is cook some food or buy some…
  • Are you really an Indian?

    15 Aug 2014 | 2:12 am
    Let me tell you a story which will make you aware of the current situation in India.      An American visited India and went back to America after few months. He met his Indian friend who asked him, How did you find my country? The American said it is a great country with solid ancient history and immensely rich with natural resources. The Indian friend then asked, how did you find Indians? to that the American replied that "Indians? Who Indians? I didn't find or meet a single Indian there in India". The surprised Indian friend asked the American guy, "What nonsense? Who…
  • How to deal with failure

    27 Jul 2014 | 4:54 am
         Many of us think of failure as the end of their life but that is not true. Failing is not something that shows us we are incapable of doing something, it shows that we have tried something. Trying is important because when you don't try, you have already failed.       If someone says to you that your luck or your destiny is bad and you cannot do anything with it and you have to live with that failure for the rest of your life, then ask them, "Why can't  I change my destiny and why can't I change my luck?", and the answer will come that it…
  • Money can't buy Happiness

    13 Jul 2014 | 9:35 am
          A lot of people think that money can buy happiness, while some believe otherwise. In a way, both arguments are correct, but the first one is valid only when we use money for the well being of others and not entirely for ourselves. Like if we are donating some money or buying some food for poor people with all our heart then it will give you true happiness. It is only possible when we truly want to help others and not when we want to showoff.      A spate of retail therapy is said to be good for boosting your mood, but it turns out spending money…
  • Disability is the new ability

    5 Jul 2014 | 4:04 am
          Often people with disability are regarded as people who cannot do anything in their life, but if someone encourages them to do something then they are the people who could make the most out of their lives.      You might have heard about Stephen Hawking. A British theoretical physicist, whose world-renowned scientific career spans over 40 years. His books and public appearances have made him an academic celebrity and he is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a lifetime member of Pontifical Academy of Sciences, and in 2009 was awarded the…
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  • Hello world!

    12 Sep 2014 | 7:56 pm
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging! The post Hello world! appeared first on CARAF AVNAYT.
  • Intention & Consciousness – Wine in a Bottle

    25 Aug 2014 | 1:52 am
    Every Being has an Intention or Purpose. This is something deeper than what we want to do with our lives, or what we want to do with our talents. Its what makes life worth living for us. Its what makes us tick, what fuels us, what ignites us, what keeps us going. When this Being […] The post Intention & Consciousness – Wine in a Bottle appeared first on CARAF AVNAYT.
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  • Business Basics: Do Not Be Cheap On First Impressions

    Christopher Rither
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:42 am
    NEVER FORGET THIS: The first thing people see is what they think they will continue to get   I  started my first company on a credit card with a whopping 500 limit. It was very little to start a building repair and remodeling company. I did have a vehicle, skills and the right tools, but that was about it. Feeling confident in my abilities I went to work. To drum up business I decided to go to all the real estate rental companies and a few businesses I frequented to see if they could use my services. I made a few cheap cards, some flyers, put on my nicest cloths and went to work. Nearly…
  • Take it out back and shoot it – Ideas for better living

    Christopher Rither
    13 Sep 2014 | 5:01 pm
    There is a popular video online, where a father takes his daughters laptop computer, and shoots it with a 45 caliber hand gun. It seems this father was fed up with his daughter’s complaints about her parents on Facebook. Apparently she was forewarned that if she kept complaining about her chores, that her ability to complain to others (via her laptop) would be taken away for good. I guess she didn’t believe him, because if she did she would still have her laptop.   Ideas for better living – Shoot first ask questions later? Now we could argue the merits of this type of…
  • Business Basics: Top 3 tips for new business owners

    Christopher Rither
    10 Sep 2014 | 4:12 am
    One of my first jobs was in high school at a Builders Emporium in 1978 (a precursor for today’s home depot). Before the interview I read up on various building trades, and then repeated a bunch of jargon back in answer to interview questions.The manager seemed impressed with my knowledge of various fields and told me they needed a “floater” to work every department. Of course I had no experience in plumbing, electrical, home repair, garden  et al. and was initially terrified stationed at each of these areas. When I found out they had no training program to help new employees, I almost…
  • Does society need religion and moral absolutes?

    Christopher Rither
    6 Sep 2014 | 3:49 am
    Some societies have adopted the thinking that everything is relative, with no moral absolutes. Others seem to demand the opposite by forcefully commanding others to follow strict rules for social conduct.  History shows these societies have suffered the horrible consequences of both these destructive ideas. When leaders or governments decided there are no moral absolutes (like the sanctity of life), and set up their own morality, than millions of people suffer horrible consequences. The Hordes of Ghengas Kan, Hitler’s Regime, the Soviet Union, Spanish Conquistadors, and Nero of the Roman…
  • Newsflash: Crises, Collapse, Corruption, Catastrophe, and other C words

    Christopher Rither
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:04 am
    Tired of the current news cycle of crises and catastrophe?  The answer could lie with a few more words that start with C. The answer Could Contain Canceling & Controlling Complicated & Complex Crises Centered Communication Companies and other media outlets! Here’s Another Question:  Has the past few years made you feel like you are stuck on the longest roller coaster ride in the universe? Most roller coasters are kind of fun, because we can view the track, and are ensured the ride will stop just before we get too sick. However this ride seems to be getting longer, higher,…
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    biya-tuu blog

  • What Color Is Your Dream?

    18 Sep 2014 | 12:20 pm
    He said that ordinary people dream in black-and- white and psychopaths dream in color. When questioned about dreaming in black-and- white, he affirmed that indeed he, his wife and his daughter all dreamt in black and white. When asked if by black-and -white, he meant no color at all, he confirmed again. Yes! When asked if he knew that dogs and cats are thought to dream in black-and-white and humans usually dream in color, he ignored the question. (The thought that he might be the odd ball was dismissed.) And since all perspectives are valid, he’ll probably continue to dream in…
  • Ebb and Flow

    17 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    The tide moves in and back out again. It goes in, and back out again. And this continues. Even when tide moves out for a while, it always moves in again.  And if it moves in for a while, it always moves back out again. There’s a natural order to nature, waves, time, and nearly everything else — an ebb and flow. It’s a natural moving out and moving in of good times and bad times , riches and wealth and happiness and sadness. It’s natural to experience both — two polar opposites. When the tide is out, nothing is wrong. It’s not an indicator of a mistake,…
  • The Problem With Grading Problems

    16 Sep 2014 | 11:25 am
    There are and will always be different grades of problems. A business owner just starting a business might have a problem of getting customers.  But eventually the problem might change to another one: keeping them. Different grades of problems. Some people have no money and spend a great deal of time trying to figure out how to get some. While others have plenty of money and are trying to figure out how to keep some — different grades of problems. To some anorexia might seem like a first world problem because in some parts of the world, people don’t have enough to eat. But to…
  • Rendering Spy Techniques Unnecessary

    15 Sep 2014 | 11:52 am
    We don’t have a mini camera in your stove, television or microwave. We can’t see what you’re doing. We’re not reading your mind, and we’re not talking to your friends. ( Well, we might be, but we don’t need to.) Then, how do we know? And you know what we mean.   We’ll see you. #BIYATUU                                                                                Filed under: Equality, Love Tagged: mind reading, spy techniques, spyware
  • Jedhi Mind Tricks: Episode 2 – Truth Ads

    12 Sep 2014 | 11:35 am
    There are some Truth anti-smoking ads circulating around YouTube and other networks featuring images of celebrities that smoke. The ad refers to them as “unpaid spokespeople” for the cigarette industry. In other words, when people see celebs smoking, it’s an advertisement for cigarette companies, which is probably true. This  is why the effectiveness of these celeb -focused Truth ads as an anti-smoking tool is questionable. The Mind Trick  The ads aren’t really rallying against smoking; they’re promoting it.  So, if you feel like you want to smoke a cigarette…
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  • How to Use Mistakes as Your Stepping Stone

    16 Sep 2014 | 1:37 am
    Why you should make the most of your mistakes After making a mistake, some people focus on moving on as fast as possible while others get stuck replaying the situation in their mind over and over, and wishing they had done things differently. The best and most constructive thing to do after making a mistake […]
  • Why and How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others?

    15 Sep 2014 | 9:21 am
    According to many studies, people compare themselves to others to feel better about themselves. However, comparing yourself to others can have a negative impact on your life and mindset. With the increase in social media, you have got access to continuous material for unnecessary comparisons. In fact, your attempts to keep up with others can move beyond your […]
  • Covert Narcissism – Know Your Emotional Abuser

    8 Sep 2014 | 3:24 am
    Have you known and trusted someone for years only to finally and painfully wake up to the fact that you’ve been the victim of their extreme narcissistic tendencies? Are you ashamed to have been fooled by a person who looks so perfect and innocent on the outside, that it’s hard to accept the truth – […]
  • Toxic Relationships and Characteristics to Avoid

    4 Sep 2014 | 5:50 am
    A healthy, happy relationship is something that everyone deserves, but sometimes people end up sacrificing their sense of self to keep a relationship alive. There are certain characteristics and behaviors, known as red flags, which may indicate a toxic relationship. Learning to recognize those signs can help you avoid such relationships and the heartaches they […]
  • 40 Bad Behaviours That will Mess Up Your Life

    31 Aug 2014 | 6:09 am
    You are often told how to change your life and the positive steps to become happier but before adding inspiring things to your self development plan, why not start by eliminating negative behaviours that have the potential to mess up your life. I’ve listed for you the negative behaviours and attitudes that I’ve observed in […]
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  • Navigation by Vibration: Army Lab Tests Haptic Tech

    19 Sep 2014 | 12:11 am
    New emerging technology may allow army soldiers to navigate their moves via vibrations. The Army Research Laboratory has been developing haptic technology that can direct soldiers on the battlefield from vibrations within the ground. This will allow soldiers to direct their movements and visual focus on the environment, not a map. The technology will most likely be featured on a lightweight belt that soldiers can wear. It will direct them by vibrating up, down, left, or right side of the belt to indicate where the soldier needs to go. Read the full article here: Navigation by vibration: Army…
  • Michigan War Dog to Have Military Funeral

    18 Sep 2014 | 9:35 am
    The Michigan War Dog Memorial Cemetery will bury Shaman, a military war dog, on September 6th. The German Shepherd died last month after serving in Iraq as a detection dog for narcotics and patrol. Volunteers have stepped up to run the memorial. The group’s director is raising funds to purchase headstones and other arrangements for the ceremony. Read the full article here: Michigan war dog to have military funeral | Air Force Times | The post Michigan War Dog to Have Military Funeral appeared first on - Photo Gifts.
  • 4 Tips for Helping Kids Cope with Deployment

    18 Sep 2014 | 12:11 am
    When we think about the military and the people who have served overseas, we often forget about the families left back home without them. This article offers four tips to help the children of soldiers who are out on deployment cope without their loved ones. Learn more below. Read the full article here: 4 Tips for Helping Kids Cope with Deployment – Guideposts The post 4 Tips for Helping Kids Cope with Deployment appeared first on - Photo Gifts.
  • A Soldier’s Canine Hero

    17 Sep 2014 | 9:35 am
    A soldier named Jimmy was assigned as a bomb dog handler and was very excited because he missed his dog at home. He went through rigorous training and was matched with a black lab named Seger. The depth of Seger’s devotion to Jimmy was demonstrated when Jimmy almost slipped into hypothermia in the desert and Seger dug a hole, pushed Jimmy into it and used his body heat to keep Jimmy warm. Read the full article here: A Soldier’s Canine Hero – Guideposts The post A Soldier’s Canine Hero appeared first on - Photo Gifts.
  • New Lives for Old Dogs

    17 Sep 2014 | 12:11 am
    Before 2000, all retired military work dogs were euthanized. On September 27 2000, Robby’s Law was passed allowing military work dogs to be adopted. If you are interested in adopting one of our nations heroes, Lackland Air Force base in Texas runs The Military dogs school and adoption, and there is also a website you can visit to learn more. Read the full article here: DVIDS – News – New lives for old dogs The post New Lives for Old Dogs appeared first on - Photo Gifts.
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  • The Inseparable Friends - Often Called "Body &Soul" - An Inspiration

    4 Sep 2014 | 8:46 pm
    Babu (The Artist) and Ramana (The Writer) is worth a great friendship A eye arresting painting or an art work or a beautiful film heroine is always referred to ‘Babu Bomma’ around the world. That is the honour Babu, the painter gained in Indian artist’s arena. Babu is considered as the natural artist of nature and women.Babu And Rmana - The Body and SoulFrom the days of Adam and Eve, it is female that is the focus point of beauty. The natural beauty and charm of a female is responsible for human race though male is instrumental. That natural attraction, the female, is further escalated…
  • Travel into Space to an Unknown Destination? Is not this feet an Inspiration?

    23 Aug 2014 | 8:28 am
    Astronauts and Cosmonauts are awesome inspiration to space travelersTraveling on a space mission to an unknown destination, risking life to find out new discoveries and to help humanity in exploring ‘what is out there in the universe’?   The continuous quest for knowledge of the human race opened up new avenues for an alternate source of living in the universe in case earth where we live disappears.  Travel to different planets to find out suitable conditions to human life, with minimum requirements of water and air and other living conditions is one of the objectives of…
  • What is Inspiration? What is Motivation? What are the SOurces of Inspiration?

    21 Aug 2014 | 12:24 am
    Inspiration vs MotivationWhen your brain cells are stimulated to do a creative work you are inspired. Inspiration is positive attitude; a positive thinking that might get triggered by a speech, a book, a person, an event, beautiful scenery, a song, an incident and virtually any thing on the globe.  A motivation is a physical effort to come out of desperation. Hunger is a motivation to escalate the desire to eat food. We normally use motivation when we are in sad mood. Motivation is an action that will bring a person out of despair. Sources of Inspiration:Nature: Nature is the greatest…
  • Great Animation Films Inspires Animation Film Making Career Choosers

    18 Aug 2014 | 6:21 am
    A great deal of hard work goes into making an animated film. It requires imagination, discipline and effort. We have hundreds of great animation films from Hollywood and from many other countries.The most famous of those films are Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck, the first ever breakthroughs in animation world.. Other great movies like Lion King, Jungle Book are among others which had a great appreciation among masses. Indian animation films that are popular today is little Krishna, little Bhima, Hanuman among many others. I was fascinated with a movie produced in India with children for all…
  • Mother Teresa - A Great Inspiration for a Noble Cause of Serving Humanity

    16 Aug 2014 | 7:22 am
    Mother Teresa – The Personification of Mercy and Motherhood  The affection mother shows to her children is divine. Mother’s love to her children is unconditional and people say that ‘father is a belief and mother is reality’. Though mother’s love is confined to a small family but the universal mother “Teresa’s love” is beyond boundaries. Mother Teresa struggled through out her live for down trodden, poverty bitten, deprived of love and affection. Her entire life, she lived as a saint, simple and glorious. The birth name of Mother Teresa is Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu.
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  • Yoga - The Only Slightly Sweaty Kind

    Candace Hammond
    12 Sep 2014 | 5:34 am
    Usually when you read these kinds of things they’re all, I changed my life and it’s awesome! Things have never been better! But the thing is, I’m still in that sticky in-between place. I changed my life - big time, and it’s still in flux. Some days that feels okay, others it kind of stresses me out. Actually, more than kind of, it really stresses me out. I sold my home of 17 years nine months ago. I loved that house. If I could have married this house I might have. My former husband and I built it, and I picked every tile, every light fixture, every knob. When my life fell apart, not…
  • "I hated sweat"

    Veronica Costa
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:25 pm
    In Brazil, the weather is near perfect for outdoor activity year round. So as a youngster growing up there, I spent a lot of time on the playground. But sadly, the playground was also my nemesis. Remember that kid on the playground who was always physically capable of doing monkey bars, handstands and cart wheels? I was NOT that kid! In fact I didn’t even try. Instead, I just ran around the park playing with the other kids who were like me—the ones who didn’t do all of the cool stuff.   Don’t get me wrong, I always loved sports, but I had no balance. No ability. No mobility. I did do…
  • Being real about who I am: 5 lessons learned along the way

    Victoria Ryan
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:56 pm
    I'm a woman who has grown up in a time where society has been infatuated with how women look. A time when women obsess over how we think others think we look. I have been concerned with how I look since I was 13 years old. The past 20 years have been a roller coaster ride of highs and lows regarding how I look and how I feel. Like many women, I have to try every day to remain positive and think about all the wonderful things that make me who I am as a person. I don't have an answer to the question: "How does one not care what others think?" I still care, but I'm learning to keep it in…
  • “That was awful.” Yeah, that was awesome.

    Thad Peterson
    25 Jun 2014 | 3:46 pm
    Let me tell me start by telling you a bit about Bill. Bill goes the same Crossfit “box” that I go to. He’s a tad taller than me—probably 6’3”, and he probably  weighs 35 pounds less than me. He’s fit. He can do the things I still can’t do—pull ups without bands, muscle ups on the rings, sets of toes-to-bars with good form.  When it comes to fitness, I aspire to be a bit more like Bill and a bit like, well, me. So a few days ago, I’m go in for 5:30 PM WOD (“workout of the day” for you normal people that don’t do Crossfit), and here’s what was written on the…
  • Why I’m jealous of new runners

    Beth Dunn
    18 Jun 2014 | 3:48 am
    A note about the author: Beth Dunn is a writer and editor at HubSpot in Cambridge, MA. She went from a sedentary lifestyle to running 20+ miles a week in two years, losing over 100 pounds in the process. “You haven’t read the Harry Potter books yet?” My best friend clapped her hands with delight, her eyes shining, and stopped in her tracks. We were taking a leisurely twilight stroll through my old neighborhood in New York, but suddenly she looked like her heart was racing with joy. In fact, she looked positively ecstatic.“I am so happy for you,” she said. “You get to experience…
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  • Inspirational Picture: Alignment

    Arnaud Saint-Paul
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:22 am
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  • Inspirational Quote: Alignment

    Arnaud Saint-Paul
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:44 am
    Your inspiring quote of the day from HealThruWords:   You must go beyond your beliefs. This is how you will discover the life you still don’t know you’re living.   Subscribe to “HealThruWords©”, motivational quotes and quotations of the day. Receive inspiring and positive quotes that lead to a happy life and to the empowerment of your heart!
  • Inspirational Picture: Unity of Life

    Arnaud Saint-Paul
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:22 am
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  • Inspirational Quote: Unity of Life

    Arnaud Saint-Paul
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:44 am
    Your inspiring quote of the day from HealThruWords:   My life is your life. The only thing different is the way we are experiencing that same life.   Subscribe to “HealThruWords©”, motivational quotes and quotations of the day. Receive inspiring and positive quotes that lead to a happy life and to the empowerment of your heart!
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    Arnaud Saint-Paul
    14 Sep 2014 | 3:22 am
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  • 5 things that successful people hate

    Santoshh Singh
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:11 am
    The post 5 things that successful people hate appeared first on Palchoice. Do you want to know what are the 5 things that successful people hate? In fact they hate these things so much that they avoid it like a plague. And because they do this they are so successful in life. Every single person on this earth possesses these 5 things. But the best part is [...] The post 5 things that successful people hate appeared first on Palchoice.
  • Best free wordpress plugin to boost traffic

    Santoshh Singh
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:13 am
    The post Best free wordpress plugin to boost traffic appeared first on Palchoice.   It is a dream of every blogger to attract millions of visitors to his blog. Obviously more visitor means more money and a successful blog. But most blogger struggle to attract sufficient traffic to their blog. Not getting enough traffic is an extremely frustrating and heart breaking experience. Lack of traffic can kill your [...] The post Best free wordpress plugin to boost traffic appeared first on Palchoice.
  • How to prevent relationship from going sour

    Santoshh Singh
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:09 am
    The post How to prevent relationship from going sour appeared first on Palchoice. We all want to prevent relationship from going sour with our loved ones? When two people are living together then there is every possibility that sometimes they will lock horns with each other. Everyone is different and hence their thinking is also different.  Your thinking and your parents thinking may be entirely different. There is [...] The post How to prevent relationship from going sour appeared first on Palchoice.
  • How to stop worrying

    Santoshh Singh
    12 Sep 2014 | 6:16 am
    The post How to stop worrying appeared first on Palchoice. Every now and then you must have thought in your mind how we can stop worrying? We all worry about so many things in our life. Some people are worried about money; some for job, marriage, children, promotion and the list goes on. To worry a bit is natural. But if you worry excessively about [...] The post How to stop worrying appeared first on Palchoice.
  • Best comment plugin for unlimited traffic

    Santoshh Singh
    10 Sep 2014 | 12:35 pm
    The post Best comment plugin for unlimited traffic appeared first on Palchoice. Do you know which is the best comment plugin that can attract tons of traffic to your blog? My friend there is none… But wait there is a way… We should understand that crowd of every blog is different and so do their behavior. Nobody can give you a secret. A secret once told never [...] The post Best comment plugin for unlimited traffic appeared first on Palchoice.
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  • There is a little truth in…

    Academy for Creative Training
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:07 pm
    For many of us the lessons from parents and teachers may be behind us but we can still learn a lot from the people we interact with each day. We may not have foes in the conventional sense but we certainly have people whose presence threaten us; perhaps some are over bearing, others power wielding or some who display obnoxious behaviour. However it is your friends who you interact with the most who are a tremendous source of candid feedback. Most feedback would be pleasant, friendly and positive. However, well meaning friends would also in moments of weakness express themselves candidly and…
  • Why carry your own hell with you?

    Academy for Creative Training
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:19 am
    If you are frequently troubled by or experience being restless, despondent, worried, anxious, fearful, irritated, dejected then this post is a must read for you. The fury, heat and carnage of hell is already being experienced by you now; can hell get any worse? Therefore you need to ask yourself the question how can I make my present life more joyful, liberating and fulfilling. The answer lies in eliminating many of the toxic feelings and thoughts that we are prone to get addicted to as a result of challenges, failures, rejections that we may have been subject to or visualize as being part of…
  • Look back and be amazed

    Academy for Creative Training
    24 Aug 2014 | 6:25 am
    Looking back wistfully may not be a waste but looking back with regret is disastrous for the life ahead of you. When wistful, our thoughts go back to the pleasant memories of days gone by, the growing up years, the warmth and affection of loved ones, the lessons learned some perhaps in painful ways but each memory triggers a nostalgia tinged with sadness but filled with love. On the other hand, looking back with regret evokes a host of unpleasant, loathsome and burdensome thoughts each sending a stab of pain and anguish. We never seem to get over the ‘if only’ syndrome and add a…
  • Be the first to make a difference to your life by…

    Academy for Creative Training
    18 Aug 2014 | 8:39 am
    Mistakes happen and when we realize it, we are often tempted to keep it under wraps. The logic used is that perhaps the mistake will never be noticed. Invariably though, mistakes do get noticed and the consequences are not too pleasant. The worst mistakes are those we make in our relationships. Here invariably we cannot hide the mistake but equally true is the realization that the mistake can strain and possibly break a relationship. It takes a lot of courage therefore, to admit to a mistake and apologize for it. We will be greatly relieved once we admit our mistake and sincerely apologize…
  • Karma Cafe

    Academy for Creative Training
    10 Aug 2014 | 11:33 am
    So now that you have tried everything in pursuit of happiness which is still elusive, perhaps you have resigned to your fate or Karma, accepting that you have to make do whatever you are destined to. The good part is that it brings a closure to your yet fruitless pursuit. The bad part is that you find it still tough to accept the situation. The good news though is that there is still hope, for you can still get served what you deserve. Instead of focusing on what you want, focus on how you can get to the right feast. Ensure you get invited – This is a lot different from forcing yourself to…
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  • Napoleon Hill Quotes Explaining his theories on “The Law Of Success”

    Vishnu Verma
    10 Sep 2014 | 2:54 pm
    Napoleon hill was the famous American author, more than 60 million copies of his book, “Think and Grow Rich” has been sold out till date. Throughout his life, he had exceptionally well explained how to bring riches by following his theories of success.Here are the best 10 Napoleon Hill Quotes, explaining his theories on “The Law of Success.”Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.Most people have achieved their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.If you…
  • 7 Reasons Why You Will Never Do Anything Amazing With Your Life

    Vishnu Verma
    3 Sep 2014 | 1:08 pm
    This post originally appeared on It’s a quite inspiring post, couldn’t resist myself from sharing it with you guys. So here we go:Yeah that’s right; you heard me… I’m talking to you… I’m calling you out.I’m looking you in the eyes, (ok well, not really since you are probably reading this article, but figuratively, I am burning a cyclops type hole in your face right now) and telling you that you don’t stand a chance.I’m telling you that if you can read this article, look through this list and not claim it as your own, then you should be a little…
  • Little but Important things that separate Successful and Unsuccessful people

    Anmol Makkar
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:31 pm
    What are things that some people did, which makes them so successful? And what are the things that most of the people are still doing which keep on landing them in the category of unsuccessful ones?Although there are no major things that enhances the success rate of these successful people from any other person, but there are little but very important things that draw a line between successful and unsuccessful people.Recently I just came across an infographic from MarryEllen Triby on Successful people vs unsuccessful people. It highlights smalls differences between someone who is successful…
  • Mark Cuban’s Inspiring Success Story: How He Became Billionaire

    Vishnu Verma
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Mark Cuban is one of the exceptionally successful American entrepreneur who has net worth of $2.6 Billion according to the Forbes. Popularly known as “Shark Tank”, he lives a life that the most people envy. He founded his first company called Micro Solutions and sold it for $6 million to CompuServe in 1995. But this was the just a knack of his real success, there was a long way to go.The very same year, Cuban started a new company, Audionet, which eventually turned into The main idea was based on the webcasting, to put live sporting events online for anyone to…
  • Exclusive Life Lessons We can Learn from Top Multi Billionaires of the World

    Vishnu Verma
    24 Aug 2014 | 11:25 am
    Life can teach us number of lessons from different sources, in a variety of different forms. These life lessons can be important to us. It makes our vision and ideas stand out from the competition.There are number of different ways of finding them, they could be taking a walk, talking to a friend, reading a book or may be by reading some inspirational life lessons and advice from others.In this article, we will share with you the exceptional life lessons given by some of the eminent and the wealthiest people of the world.All these billionaires have a fair amount of useful advice when it comes…
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