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  • The Power of Being Your Best

    Lolly Daskal
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    21 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    The most important aspect you can bring to your leadership is to strive to be your best. That means setting high expectations and standards and refusing to accept anything less. This same principle applies to you personally, your company, your team, and the products and services you represent. When you accept nothing less than the best you become the kind of leader who focuses their energy—and the energy of others—on achieving their best. Here are some ways to make sure you’re getting the best from yourself and your team: Align with the best. In every situation and relationship—from…
  • 3 Lessons on Creating Trust

    Think Simple Now
    Rebecca A. Watson
    6 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    My husband and I have been considering buying a house but knew we had some hurdles that might make it unlikely. We contacted a loan officer who worked with us and gave us a positive opinion. We were absolutely thrilled and started looking at homes. It turned out, however, that he’d processed some incorrect information and we might not be able to get a loan this year after all. To say we were bummed out would be an understatement. Both of us tried to see the positive side but couldn’t seem to shake our disappointment. Neither of us wanted to talk about it, but finally I brought it up.
  • The Realization

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    zenhabits
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:34 am
    By Leo Babauta Lately I’ve been practicing asking myself a question: What if this moment were already perfect, everything you needed to be happy? This question is transformative. If I’m upset about something, I reconsider the moment and realize that I’m being small-minded about something, and that if I look at the entire moment, I can appreciate how much I have to be grateful for. Being mad at someone, I can see that actually this person is pretty wonderful and I should be grateful for having them in my life. Being upset at a situation, I can see how much I actually have,…
  • Our World is Magnificent - All of it

    Daily Inspiration - Daily Quotes
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:08 pm
    The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.- Oscar WildeWe have to stop and be humble enoughto understand that there is something called mystery.- Paulo Coelho To know the whole world is nothingwhen it is compared to knowing your own inner mystery of life.- OshoThe best and most beautiful things in the worldcannot be seen or even touched.They must be felt with the heart.- Helen KellerToday is a good day to look around at the grandeur of creation.Whether flower or cactus, butterfly or caterpillar, elk or lizard,vegetable garden or compost pile.Our world is magnificent -…
  • Stand Up To Your Obstacles

    Daily Inspiration - Daily Quotes
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:08 pm
    Obstacles are those frightful things you seewhen you take your eyes off your goals.- Henry FordStand up to your obstaclesand do something about them.You will find that they haven'thalf the strength you think they have.- Norman Vincent Peale Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.- Ralph Waldo EmersonSuccess is to be measured not so muchby the position that one has reached in lifeas by the obstacles which he has overcome.- Booker T. Washington Choose your goal and keep your eye on it. Never give up.Perhaps you will need to change your planand approach you goal from a different…
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  • The Realization

    zenhabits
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:34 am
    By Leo Babauta Lately I’ve been practicing asking myself a question: What if this moment were already perfect, everything you needed to be happy? This question is transformative. If I’m upset about something, I reconsider the moment and realize that I’m being small-minded about something, and that if I look at the entire moment, I can appreciate how much I have to be grateful for. Being mad at someone, I can see that actually this person is pretty wonderful and I should be grateful for having them in my life. Being upset at a situation, I can see how much I actually have,…
  • A Guide to Changing Self-Destructive Behaviors

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    22 Oct 2014 | 12:53 pm
    By Leo Babauta I have a reader who wants to make positive changes in her life, but can’t seem to stop certain behaviors. She writes: “I am consistently challenged with being mindful when buying food. What do you do when you are doing things that self-destructive and are not good and continue to do them. Is there an opportunity to change this?” This is such an excellent question, because I think we can all relate to this, can’t we? Who among us doesn’t do self-destructive behaviors from time to time, if not on a regular basis? I know that I’ve lived most of…
  • Pushing Past the Terrifying Dip in Motivation

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    20 Oct 2014 | 1:53 pm
    By Leo Babauta My son, who is officially an adult in a matter of days, is facing a small crisis: the project he’s working on is not going well, and he’s ready to give up not only on the project but the career he was excited about not too long ago. I can feel the horrible mixture of discouragement, disappointment, difficulty, despair he must be feeling, because I’ve felt it too. I’ve felt this punch in the gut whenever projects or new ventures didn’t go well. I’ve given up, and felt the disappointment in myself. And I’ve pushed through this…
  • It’s Not Too Late to Change Bad Habits

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    16 Oct 2014 | 10:22 am
    By Leo Babauta If you’re deeply in debt, or your bad health habits have overwhelmed you, it’s likely that you don’t feel you can make a big impact on those problems anymore. I know when I was an overweight, sedentary smoker, who was so far in debt that I was constantly depressed … I felt hopeless. It feels like any attempt you make to change your situation will have no real impact. It feels like it’s not worth making an effort. One reader wrote: ‘I keep feeling like I don’t know what to do that will have a significant impact and that at this point,…
  • The Smart Way to Stick to Habits

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    13 Oct 2014 | 10:29 am
    By Leo Babauta Sticking to a new habit isn’t easy — but if you set up your habit change smartly, you can make it stick. Starting a new habit isn’t too hard — we often get excited about starting an exercise plan or diet or waking up early, for example. But a number of obstacles get in the way of sticking to the habit long enough for it to become automatic. Here are the usual obstacles: You lose enthusiasm: Probably the No. 1 reason people fail is that the enthusiasm they feel when they first start the habit, when they’re fantasizing about how great it’ll be,…
 
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    The Happiness Project

  • Fill in the Blank: “The Mind Is So Rarely Disturbed But That __ Will Restore It to Tranquility.”

    gretchen@gretchenrubin.com (Gretchen Rubin)
    25 Oct 2014 | 4:05 am
    “The mind…is rarely so disturbed, but that the company of a friend will restore it to some degree of tranquility and sedateness.” –Adam Smith, The Theory of Moral Sentiments Agree, disagree? Ancient philosophers and contemporary scientists agree: strong relationships are a key to happiness. We usually get a little lift from engaging with other people.
  • Here’s My Habits Manifesto. What’s Yours?

    gretchen@gretchenrubin.com (Gretchen Rubin)
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Every Wednesday is List Day, or Tip Day, or Quiz Day. This Wednesday: My Habits Manifesto. Writing a personal manifesto is a great exercise for clarifying your thinking — and it’s also a creative, absorbing process. I’ve written my Twelve Personal Commandments, and I also collect Secrets of Adulthood, which aren’t manifestos, but related to the same impulse. As I’ve been writing Better Than Before, my book about how we make and break habits, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about habit-formation I decided I should write my manifesto for habits. Earlier, I’d done a similar…
  • Video: For Habits, the Strategy of Loophole-Spotting.

    gretchen@gretchenrubin.com (Gretchen Rubin)
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:45 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 pre-order, click here. (Pre-orders give a real boost to a book, so if you’re inclined to buy the book, I’d really appreciate it if you pre-order it.) Today, I’m…
  • See for Yourself! The Jacket for “Better Than Before” Is Revealed.

    gretchen@gretchenrubin.com (Gretchen Rubin)
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:43 am
    In the life of a book, there are many milestones. Finishing the first draft, choosing the title, making the final edit — and figuring out the jacket art. We’ve all heard “Don’t judge a book by its cover,” but covers matter so much. The look of a book really influences our perception. So, it’s a big moment for me to reveal the book jacket for Better Than Before, my book about how we can change our habits. Ta-da! If you get my newsletter, daily quotations, book club recommendations, or you’re a Super-Fan, you got a preview. But now I’m unveiling…
  • How to End This Sentence? “There Is Certainly No Greater Happiness Than To…”

    gretchen@gretchenrubin.com (Gretchen Rubin)
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:57 am
    How would you end that sentence? Here’s how Dr. Johnson completed it: “There is certainly no greater happiness than to be able to look back on a life usefully and virtuously employed, to trace our own progress in existence by such tokens that excite neither shame nor sorrow.” –Samuel Johnson, “Rambler No. 41,” August 7, 1750 I love the work of Samuel Johnson. I was looking back through the draft of Better Than Before, my book about habit change, and I realized that I’d quoted him several times — and I cut out several more quotations, as well.
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    Daily Inspiration - Daily Quotes

  • Our World is Magnificent - All of it

    24 Oct 2014 | 9:08 pm
    The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.- Oscar WildeWe have to stop and be humble enoughto understand that there is something called mystery.- Paulo Coelho To know the whole world is nothingwhen it is compared to knowing your own inner mystery of life.- OshoThe best and most beautiful things in the worldcannot be seen or even touched.They must be felt with the heart.- Helen KellerToday is a good day to look around at the grandeur of creation.Whether flower or cactus, butterfly or caterpillar, elk or lizard,vegetable garden or compost pile.Our world is magnificent -…
  • Stand Up To Your Obstacles

    23 Oct 2014 | 9:08 pm
    Obstacles are those frightful things you seewhen you take your eyes off your goals.- Henry FordStand up to your obstaclesand do something about them.You will find that they haven'thalf the strength you think they have.- Norman Vincent Peale Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.- Ralph Waldo EmersonSuccess is to be measured not so muchby the position that one has reached in lifeas by the obstacles which he has overcome.- Booker T. Washington Choose your goal and keep your eye on it. Never give up.Perhaps you will need to change your planand approach you goal from a different…
  • Avoid Labeling Yourself

    22 Oct 2014 | 9:08 pm
    Set Life's Rhythm with Your Heart-Drum- Jonathan Lockwood HuieEvery man and woman is born into the worldto do something unique and something distinctive;and if he or she does not do it, it will never be done.- Benjamin E. MaysDon't let the noise of others' opinionsdrown out your own inner voice.- Steve JobsCourage is the power to let go of the familiar.- Raymond LindquistYou didn't get stamped out of a mold. You aren't a "black person" or a "white person," a "fat person" or a "skinny person," a "bad person" or a "good person." You are a highly complex human being with emotions, beliefs,…
  • Worry, Frustration and Resentment

    21 Oct 2014 | 9:08 pm
    Our fatigue is often caused not by work,but by worry, frustration and resentment.- Dale CarnegieThere is nothing that wastes the body like worry,and one who has any faith in God should be ashamedto worry about anything whatsoever.- Mohandas Gandhi My recipe for dealing with anger and frustration:set the kitchen timer for twenty minutes,cry, rant, and rave, and at the sound of the bell,simmer down and go about business as usual.- Phyllis Diller3 Rs that Plague Humanity - Regret, Resentment, and Revenge.- Jonathan Lockwood HuieWhether we allow external events to shape our livesat a core level…
  • Offering Comfort

    20 Oct 2014 | 9:08 pm
    I've learned that people will forget what you said,people will forget what you did,but people will never forget how you made them feel.- Maya AngelouThere is nothing better than the encouragement of a good friend.- Katharine Butler HathawayThe best comfort I could offerwas to just let her tell her story.- Mary Anne RadmacherCure sometimes, treat often, comfort always.- Hippocrates“Friendship," said Christopher Robin, "is a very comforting thing to have.”- A. A. MilneWhat do we live for, if it is notto make life less difficult for each other?- George EliotGenerally, your greatest service…
 
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    Inspire Me Today

  • Being Brilliant Is Your Birthright

    Brett Bevell
    25 Oct 2014 | 12:12 am
    You are made of light, so being brilliant is your birthright. You are made of the rebirth of stars, and hold the gravity of the universe in the curve of your smile, so the power that is you is the power that moves through all things. Harness it, channel it in a direction of passion, and witness the magnificence of your own illumination! The shamans and doctors of physics agree that everything is just light, and inside of you is the fuel that ignites the sun. Burn it for a purpose that you love! Know that time and space are illusory, and that nothing is beyond your grasp. Reach for the stars,…
  • What are you doing about what you aren’t doing?

    Scott Wittig
    25 Oct 2014 | 12:10 am
    This post was originally published on InspireMeToday.com. Leave a comment or share this post by visiting What are you doing about what you aren’t doing?.
  • Even in the midst of turmoil, there’s always a rainbow.

    Inspire Me Today
    25 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    This post was originally published on InspireMeToday.com. Leave a comment or share this post by visiting Even in the midst of turmoil, there’s always a rainbow..
  • Getting Over That Bump in the Road

    Michael Sobieski
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:12 am
    Remove from your head everything you’ve ever been told you are or are not. You probably know yourself better than anyone else does anyway. Nothing that anyone else says you are can change who you really are. So forget them! They only hold you back. If you think you are capable of achieving great things, but some voice inside tells you it can’t happen or won’t, recognize the voice and shun it! As long as you listen to that voice, you’ll only go as far as that voice allows you. This is your voice of inner confidence. Don’t live your life for others. Live your life…
  • If you want to dedicate your life to a cause, dedicate it to love, for that is equivalent to planting the seeds of everything great.

    Camille Lucy
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:10 am
    This post was originally published on InspireMeToday.com. Leave a comment or share this post by visiting If you want to dedicate your life to a cause, dedicate it to love, for that is equivalent to planting the seeds of everything great..
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    Think Simple Now

  • How to Accept Yourself Fully

    Guest of TSN
    13 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    I’ve been going through life feeling like a fraud. Every time a friend expressed awe over my seemingly perfect life, I gulped a big one and prayed they would never realize what my banal day-to-day existence was really like. When I was in school, at every exam I hoped that this wouldn’t be the first one I would fail miserably, starting a chain reaction of terrible grades, followed by flunking out of school and ending up on the street … or in jail. Every time I walked into an interview, there was a big part of me wondering if this time I would be able to outsmart them. Or if I…
  • 3 Lessons on Creating Trust

    Rebecca A. Watson
    6 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    My husband and I have been considering buying a house but knew we had some hurdles that might make it unlikely. We contacted a loan officer who worked with us and gave us a positive opinion. We were absolutely thrilled and started looking at homes. It turned out, however, that he’d processed some incorrect information and we might not be able to get a loan this year after all. To say we were bummed out would be an understatement. Both of us tried to see the positive side but couldn’t seem to shake our disappointment. Neither of us wanted to talk about it, but finally I brought it up.
  • 6 Lessons On Letting Go

    Guest of TSN
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    All my life, I have relied on goal-setting to achieve results. Whether it came to school work, or even just taking time to hang out with my friends, I would plan the entire day out on outlook or use one of many goal setting techniques that I had learned. For example, I would stick a piece of paper on the ceiling of my bedroom with my goals written on it so it would be the first thing I saw when I woke up. And while all this helped me achieve great results, I noticed that I was always chasing the next big thing or the next goal I set for myself. I noticed that I never felt genuine contentment…
  • How to Make Your Dream a Reality

    Carin Kiphart
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    To me, these two seemingly innocuous words, “some” and “day,” when put together are the most empty and depressing seven letters in our language. They are a synonym for “never” and “ain’t going to happen.” They are the lie we tell ourselves for a dream that we will never ever, in our lifetime, accomplish. It is belied in the tone of voice — faithless and empty — this combo of words usually parenthesized by a pair of audible sighs. Sigh, “Someday I’m going to …” Sigh. Once again we have deceived and cheated ourselves. Whatever happened to carpe diem? Seize the…
  • 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. It’s been a hell of an experience. I’ve learned more about the world and myself than any book, teacher or person could tell me. I’m…
 
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    Lolly Daskal

  • The Power of Being Your Best

    lollydaskal
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    The most important aspect you can bring to your leadership is to strive to be your best. That means setting high expectations and standards and refusing to accept anything less. This same principle applies to you personally, your company, your team, and the products and services you represent. When you accept nothing less than the best you become the kind of leader who focuses their energy—and the energy of others—on achieving their best. Here are some ways to make sure you’re getting the best from yourself and your team: Align with the best. In every situation and relationship—from…
  • Invest in Tomorrow’s Leaders Today

    lollydaskal
    14 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Leaders at every level understand that the world is changing, and changing rapidly. If we want to remain effective, the most valuable investment we can make is the development of our leaders today to ensure great leadership tomorrow. When we invest in leadership for the future we need to ensure that we can keep up, both with technology and with increasing levels of interconnection and interdependence. And we need to start today in order to cultivate the skills and attributes we’ll require tomorrow: Invest in Problem Solving: Our future leaders will no longer be able to get by with just…
  • Why You Should Play on Your Strengths–Not Focus on Your Weaknesses

    lollydaskal
    7 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Most of us can name all the things we don’t like about ourselves. And we’ve probably also gotten feedback on “areas for improvement” (which usually feels a lot like outright criticism). The result? We work on overcoming our weaknesses instead of playing to our strengths. What would happen if we reversed that pattern? And acknowledged our strength by asking ourselves the following: What are you a natural at? What comes easily to you that others struggle with? Find and leverage that ability. What does reflection tell you? Spend time in reflection, then make a list of the five things…
  • Lead By Example Others Will Follow

    lollydaskal
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    We’ve all worked for this person: The director who tells everyone they have to work hard to reach their targets and then leaves to play golf. The manager who calls down staffers for not keeping regular office hours and then says, “I’ll be working from home for the rest of the week.” The executive who freezes salaries and then attends a conference at an expensive resort. These people may be leaders in the technical sense of the word, but they aren’t inspiring anyone or earning respect. That’s why the gold standard of leadership is leading by example. When you lead by example, you…
  • Take A Hard Look In The Mirror

    lollydaskal
    23 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Remember in the story of Sleeping Beauty how the wicked stepmother stood in front of the mirror every morning and night, asking Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is fairest of them all? And of course the mirror always replied Snow White. For the rest of us, taking a hard look in the mirror means standing in front of our honest selves and taking some daily time for introspection. As leaders we are always answering to others, but we must answer to ourselves first. Make it a ritual to take some time to look hard in the mirror and see if you like the reflection. Ask yourself these questions: Are…
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    Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog

  • October 2014 Updates

    Steve Pavlina
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:45 pm
    Here are some updates regarding upcoming events and freebies that may interest you. Effortless Success Mindfest – Free The Effortless Success Mindfest runs this week. This is a free online event hosted by Learning Strategies and Jack Canfield. You can tune into it and listen right away since the Mindfest started earlier today. This Mindfest focuses on combining the Law of Attraction with down-to-earth habits and practices, so that your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are aligned with the results you desire. I don’t recommend many programs about the LoA since so many of them…
  • Can You Act Independently of Social Pressure?

    Steve Pavlina
    25 Sep 2014 | 2:54 pm
    One thing I really like about open relationships is the ability to learn through experience more quickly. There are valuable lessons to be learned from a long-term monogamous relationship, but I found that my understanding of relationships quickly accelerated with a more open attitude towards connections. This is a predictable consequence of being able to learn from a greater variety of partners/teachers. As I see it, this is the same learning dynamic that you can gain by working for different companies, with different teams, and in different industries. You’ll surely learn some…
  • Do You Owe The World Anything?

    Steve Pavlina
    24 Sep 2014 | 8:40 am
    The standard economic narrative as applied to human history tells us that barter came first, then money, and then credit and debt. In actuality we know that these concepts developed in the opposite order. Debt and credit pre-date the use of money by thousands of years. Money, in the form of early coins, came into usage largely as a way of keeping track of debts. And finally, the human use of barter systems actually arose after money, not before. Barter is employed by people who’ve already learned about money, and barter systems often use an equivalent of money to manage trades, such…
  • Ones and Tens

    Steve Pavlina
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:45 pm
    When you present yourself to the world, do you have a tendency to sanitize your public image? Do you show other people, especially strangers, your safest and most socially acceptable aspects first? Do you find it sensible to avoid the risk of judgment so as to make socialization easier? When you get to know other people, do you engage with their sanitized public selves first as well? Do you stick with the most socially acceptable topics for discussion, so as to avoid any significant risk of causing offense? When you explore a potential romantic connection for the first time, do you play it…
  • Changing Your Culture

    Steve Pavlina
    21 Sep 2014 | 12:15 pm
    If you were to design your own human culture, what would you include? What would you leave out? Here are some basic design questions to consider, based on the three core principles of personal growth. Truth How would your culture relate to truth? Would you create a very honest, truth-based culture? Would your culture encourage the discovery and sharing of new truths? To what extent would people own, hide, or manipulate the truth? Would you create a culture based on shared stories and/or mythology, even if the stories are made up? Would you favor politeness over honesty in communication? Note…
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    The Chief Happiness Officer Blog

  • Friday Woohoo: Ron Swanson on coworkers

    Alexander Kjerulf
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:32 am
    Parks and Recreation is a funny show and this clip of Ron Swanson talking about his coworkers is hilarious:
  • Some team members resist happiness. What would you do?

    Alexander Kjerulf
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:50 am
    I received the following email from a manager who reads my blog and I got his permission to post it here, to get input from all of you. What would you do? Here’s the email: I have a team of 10 people doing admin based work. The job can be busy but mundane and this can lower the “fun” factor within the team. I have introduced some nice changes to help their day go better as like you, my philosophy is enjoy coming to work and never be stressed about it. However, like everyone else I can get stressed but its not the workload, it’s the team that bring me down. Some ideas, I have…
  • 3 questions to ask yourself for more happiness at work

    Alexander Kjerulf
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:50 am
    We gain much of our happiness at work (and in life) by appreciating the good things we have and do. Sure, you should also make sure to improve your circumstances and address any problems but it is just as important to be able to appreciate the things that work. This is hard. Negativity bias is one of the most well-established psychological phenomena and it means quite simply that our minds devote more mental focus and cognition to the bad than the good. Simply put, our thoughts automatically go to problems, annoyances, threats and fears but remembering and appreciating the good in our…
  • How to greet your employees in the morning

    Alexander Kjerulf
    8 Oct 2014 | 8:47 am
    Two Danish bosses decided to greet their employees in a special way one Monday morning. Each employee got an energetic, friendly (and loud) greeting and a breakfast plate to take to their desk.
  • 5 things businesses should NEVER copy from sports – and 3 they should

    Alexander Kjerulf
    6 Oct 2014 | 2:43 am
    Many companies look to sports for cues on motivations and performance and star athletes and coaches and make big bucks as corporate speakers. There is this unquestioned assumption that if you’re successful in sports, you can teach workplaces something that will make them more effective. I’d like to challenge that assumption :) In fact, I believe there are so many fundamental differences between running a business and (say) coaching a football team that it becomes almost impossible to transfer any principles or practices. Here are 5 things businesses should definitely not…
 
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    Self Help Daily

  • Learning from Our Mistakes: Turning a Very Old Adage on its Very Old Head - With a Great Quote from Norman Vincent Peale

    Joi
    15 Oct 2014 | 12:33 pm
    With a Great Quote from Norman Vincent Peale  My name is Joi (“Joy”) and I have a confession to make.  I’m a baseball addict.  There’s nothing about the game I don’t love. The sights, the sounds, the everything. Between the months of April and October, it’s on the tip of my mind and tongue 24/7. The other 5 long months? Withdrawal. Love. The.Game. But, I have to confess, I’m not too fond of losing. When my team (the St. Louis Cardinals) loses, I feel it right into the next day.  If it’s the post season, I might even feel it for weeks.
  • Are Grains Harming Our Brains? - A Renowned Neurologist Says, "YES!"

    Joi
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:27 pm
    A Renowned Neurologist Says, "YES!"I often like to remind Self Help Daily readers that I am not a doctor, nurse, or any other variety of medical expert.  I’m like most of you – I gather my information from experts, then come to my own conclusions, based on their years of expertise and research. I thought this would be an appropriate time to remind you of this very fact as I introduce you to one such expert and his fascinating studies with grain’s effects on the brain. Renowned neurologist David Perlmutter, MD, has a very popular book that you may have heard of:  Grain…
  • The Mt. Baldy Lesson of Life: Pause. Reflect. Keep Going. - A Shaky Step is Still a Step

    Joi
    26 Sep 2014 | 8:43 am
    A Shaky Step is Still a Step  Ever heard of Indiana’s Mt. Baldy? This is how Wikipedia describes Mt. Baldy: Mount Baldy is a sand dune located in the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. It is the tallest sand dune on the southern shore of Lake Michigan and is 123 feet tall. This is how I describe Mt. Baldy: Darn near killed me. About twenty years ago, my husband and our three beautiful little girls (Emily, Brittany, and Stephany) visited friends in northern Indiana. Someone thought it’d be a great idea to climb Mt. Baldy. After suffering much abuse from this endless sand dune,…
  • Review: Bend Your Brain (From the Minds Behind “Marbles” The Brain Store) - 151 Puzzles, Tips, and Tricks to Blow (And Grow) Your Mind

    Joi
    20 Sep 2014 | 11:06 am
    151 Puzzles, Tips, and Tricks to Blow (And Grow) Your MindBend Your Brain: 151 Puzzles, Tips, and Tricks to Blow (and Grow) Your Mind has a few questions for you: Want to get your frontal lobe breaking a sweat? Make your blood pump to your cerebellum? Stretch your occipital lobe to its limits? If you’re as interested in mental fitness and brain health as I am, you’ll answer this question with a question of your own: How soon can we begin?! Fortunately, you can begin the second you get your hands on this outstanding book. Bend Your Brain: 151 Puzzles, Tips, and Tricks to Blow…
  • Quote of the Day: Kind Words are the Music of the World - Just In Case You Forgot How Beautiful Kindness Is...

    Joi
    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! http://twitter.com/JoiTaniaSigersQuote of the Day: Kind Words are the Music of the World © Joi for Self Help Daily, 2014. | Permalink | One comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags: inspirational quote, inspirational quotes, kindness, kindness quote, quote about kindness, quote of the day…
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  • New Webinar: 9 Essential Great Work Hacks for the Time Crunched Manager

    acr
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    I’m inviting you to join me for a live webinar on Friday October 31st. I’ll be sharing some of my “next-day ready” tools that will help you focus more on the work that truly matters. In all, you’ll get 9 essential work hacks to save you time, frustration and re-work. The webinar starts at 11:00am UK (BST) – that’s 6:00am EST, for you early birds – and runs 45 minutes, plus Q&A. Click here  learn more and register for my webinar.
  • The Subconscious, Getting People to Like You, and the Power of Storytelling

    acr
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
     All of us need to influence others. To make an impact, we must convince the people around us that our ideas are worth considering. Today’s guest Roger Dooley, has fascinating insights into the subconscious, the most powerful word in marketing and why we all gravitate to stories. Roger’s book, Brainfluence: 100 Ways to Persuade and Convince Consumers with Neuromarketing explores how to be more effective at marketing by taking into account the way our brains function. Roger also has a popular blog called Neuromarketing and writes Brainy Marketing for Forbes, so he’s certainly…
  • Twofer Tuesday: On Building Talent & Focus

    acr
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:45 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. How to Build Talent I work with many learning & development (L&D) leaders, and this article struck a chord, as it highlights their objectives – embedding a culture of long-term performance improvement throughout their organization. Building employee skills has a direct impact on organizational performance. In fact, a recent Learning and Development survey found that there has been a…
  • Michael’s Sign Language

    Michael Bungay Stanier
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Today, how could you work less hard but have more impact? Where is your energy wasted?    
  • Scott Eblin’s Five Essential Books on Being Fully Present for Yourself and Others

    acr
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Today my guest blogger is Scott Eblin. As an executive coach, speaker and author, Scott Eblin helps next level leaders learn what to pick up and let go of to get game changing results. Featured on ABC News and in Investor’s Business Daily and Harvard Management Update, Scott is a former Fortune 500 executive, with a leadership development client list that includes some of the world’s best known private and public sector organizations. Without further ado, here are Scott’s essential books for being fully present…   Book 1: Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn…
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    Aspire Higher Motivational Quotes

  • Poem – Holiday For Strings

    shawn
    8 Oct 2014 | 7:55 pm
    Hi Everyone, I’ve found another REALLY awesome poem.  I’ll get back to big collections of inspirational quotes soon…but for now, I keep finding great old poems from the 1910-1960’s eras. Most poems that I share have been all but forgotten…so, I hope you appreciate my... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Nobody Else But You – Poem

    shawn
    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

    shawn
    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

    shawn
    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

    shawn
    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! ]]
 
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    Motivation and Success Strategies | GetMotivation

  • We Need to Learn to Say No

    Josh Hinds
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:20 pm
    I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m rubbish at saying no. There I was, sitting at my desk, minding my own business, when a colleague telephoned and asked me to get involved in a new project she wants to get off the ground and I found myself getting all caught up in her enthusiasm and thinking “Sure, why the heck not?” and before the call had ended, I found myself agreeing to get involved, without giving any thought whatsoever to the implications. Probably not my smartest move so far this week. The above would suggest that, in the whole scheme of things, I’ve got plenty of…
  • 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…
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    Danielle LaPorte: white hot truth + sermons on life

  • Anything goes Q&A with me. A spreecast THURSDAY October 23 at 11am PT / 2pm ET. Because it’s time we got together.

    amandas
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:33 pm
    Kindness. Flexibility. Soul. This is what Team D puts into each and every launch. It’s all coming together. We launched an amazing new app that has people talking (ya—literally), we just opened pre-orders for Desire Map Licensing to all subscribers, and more’s on the way. In the spirit of re-centering and connecting, I’m hosting an 60-minute spreecast, where you can tell me what you need or ask anything at all. Anything. Desire. Money. Business. Open jam. Go. Here are the details: Thursday, October 23 11am PT / 2pm ET Access it on Screencast via THIS LINK only. Ask…
  • Desire Map Licensing is open for YOU. A business model for conscious prosperity.

    amandas
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
      We opened the door to Desire Map Licensing for our “Inner Circle” members last week. The response was big. New Licensees are already watching their 2015 workshops fill up. And they are already earning affiliate money. Today, we swing the door all the way wide, so that YOU can join the Pre-Sale Event as well. Team D and I never miss an opportunity to give more, so we’re pouring on the pre-sale bonus love. Beauty + substance. The bonus includes a video intensive on group facilitation by Kate Swoboda + a live Desire Map virtual workshop with Lianne Raymond — as in YOU…
  • I implore you: Do not dumb down.

    Danielle
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:28 pm
    Two weeks ago on our Beautiful Writers Group call, Linda Sivertsen and I got a really great question: “I’m caught in this trap between people saying, ‘You’ve gotta meet people where they’re at’ versus, ‘You have to show people what you know and then drop the bread crumbs and let the ants find you.’ What do you think?” Linda jumped in: “I only have one line, and then Danielle can take it,” she said. “Don’t dumb down. Don’t dumb down… Write what you know and what you believe and your audience will find…
  • Just Love. (My most epic declaration of desires and demands, inspired by Eve Ensler.)

    Danielle
    14 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    With @djdrez . His beats. My words. It worked. You know what I want? I want JUST LOVE. Something so pure it transmutes my terror of not getting what I want into what I want the most: JUST LOVE. You know what I want? Every desire to be a prayer with wings flying directly to God and back to me, like a circle, guiding my every single word, guiding where my hands move on the keyboard and out in the world, over all the broken things begging for JUST LOVE. I want to know where I came from, how very ancient and dimensional I am. And in that fullness — so perpetually full — I will marry…
  • Unconscious acceptance. Which is to say, What shit are you putting up with?

    Danielle
    9 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    We do it for “love,” we do it for spirituality, we do it to polish our halos. We do it because some relationship books tell us to. We do it to look good. We become more … accepting. You KNOW I’m all for Love. The unbridled kind. The pure, bright Love that melts it all to rapturous clarity. That. And… I want to Love with my eyes open — eyes on my self worth, eyes on my dignity, eyes on what I deserve. So I’m way less “accepting” of… way less. If I seem less tolerant, it’s because I am. It may look “less loving” on the outside, but my love…
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    Jungle of Life

  • Thought For The Day

    Lance Ekum
    18 Oct 2014 | 11:42 am
    Tweet “We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” ~ Joseph Campbell photo by:
  • Are You A Prometheus?

    Guest Author
    9 Oct 2014 | 5:12 pm
    Tweet Has a Prometheus ever given you fire? According to Greek mythology, the Titan Prometheus created man out of clay and taught them to walk uprightly as the Gods. But at that time, the Gods considered man to be an animal; men were creatures without the gift of fire, which made their earth a cold, dark, and harsh place. In time, Prometheus learned to love mankind and wanted to help them move forward. Because of this love, Prometheus disobeyed the command of Zeus and stole fire from Mount Olympus. He then descended to earth and taught mankind how to build fires. With this gift, mankind could…
  • Nurture Your Nonconformity

    Guest Author
    6 Oct 2014 | 10:39 am
    Tweet Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities.” — Albert Einstein For years, I have been fascinated with the relationship between creativity and nonconformity. Unfortunately, many of our institutions, whether in education, religion, or work, suppress creativity and focus on conformity and obedience to authority. This system does not empower people to achieve their creative potential because it stifles our creative gifts. The culture, including much of the education system, often refuses to recognize the creative gifts of those who march to a different beat.
  • How to Use Creative Approach in Job Search

    Lance Ekum
    13 Aug 2014 | 12:18 pm
    Tweet In the period of economic crisis people take the problem of job search more creatively. The novelty of this approach is in use of non-standard communication channels. One of the creative approaches in your job hunting is self-promotion or self-advertising. The core of this method lies in the ability to use different sales techniques that work for products and services but adapted to selling your skills in the labor market. The employers are taken as usual customers, so let’s work with them professionally! Here are several examples of such non-standard approach in finding a place known…
  • The Importance of Properly Caring for a HVAC System

    Lance Ekum
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Tweet Many homeowners don’t think about their HVAC system unless it’s having issues. However, it’s one of the most essential elements of a home. A properly functioning HVAC system can keep a house cool during the hottest days of summer, and can keep the temperature warm throughout the cold winter months. Anyone who owns or manages a property should make the care of their HVAC system a priority. An excellent way to take care of a HVAC system is to enlist the aid of certified HVAC technicians. People in Cincinnati who work with an HVAC professional will experience a number of benefits.
 
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    Kala's Bohemian Blog - Explore Your Spirit with Kala

  • Kala’s Adventures in Reading Seashells and Crystals

    Kala Ambrose
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Kala Ambrose  “Your Travel Guide to the Other Side” Adventures in Reading Crystals,  Gemstones and Seashells with Kala Kala and her Mom in Hawaii     Sacred Cowrie Shells, protection, prosperity and connection to the goddess.   Kala’s Altar Table in her home, filled with crystals, gemstones and seashells that she works with.   On top of the altar is a conch shell, along with a bird that symbolizes the Egyptian Ibis and two forms of eternal light, the one on the left symbolizing the eternal flame that burns within.     Do you love Crystals and Gemstones?    I…
  • Reading Crystals, Gemstones and Seashells with Kala

    Kala Ambrose
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:48 am
    Lesson Eleven: Reading Seashells, Crystals, Gemstones and Crystal Ball Gazing The Live Webinar Course with Kala is scheduled for Thursday, November 6th, from 7pm – 9pm Eastern. Since ancient times, crystals and gemstones have been used in magical rituals, energy work and deeply spiritual practices as their energy provides a powerful impact on both the earth planes and the spiritual planes. Ancient Egyptian High Priests and Priestesses used Lapis Lazuli and Carnelian for personal work on the body and in the temples. The Greeks referred to gemstones as the bones of the Earth and used them…
  • Working in Spirit Realm During Halloween

    Kala Ambrose
    18 Oct 2014 | 10:19 am
      Lesson Ten: Working in Spirit Realm during Halloween and in the Akashic Records There are certain pockets of time each year where the portals to spirit world are more easily accessible to pass through, both for spirits to visit the earth plane and for those of us here on earth to visit the other planes. The three days around the holiday known as Halloween, (October 30, 31st and November 1st) are one of these times where the veil is easily lifted and pierced. During this three-day period, many people choose to connect with their loved ones from the other side. One of the ways to reach out…
  • Intuition, Energy and Ghosts in Research Triangle Park – Kala speaking at RTP180

    Kala Ambrose
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:31 am
    Recently I had the pleasure to speak at RTP180 about Intuition, Energy and Ghosts.  RTP 180°: Showcasing the Sum of the Triangle with Innovation. Education. Industry. These are powerful angles – and what the Research Triangle Park is known for. Here’s the description of this event: At “RTP 180°,” speakers from our three founding universities, local companies and the community at-large are called upon to take the stage to speak passionately about what matters to them. On the third Thursday of every month, come join us and partake of free food, beer and smarts — the show…
  • Reading Seashells, Crystals and Gemstones with Kala

    Kala Ambrose
    4 Oct 2014 | 8:58 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 her November Webinar: Lesson Eleven: Reading Seashells, Crystals, Gemstones and Crystal Ball Gazing The Live Webinar Course with Kala is scheduled for Thursday, November 6th, from 7pm – 9pm Eastern. Since ancient times, crystals and gemstones have been used in magical rituals,…
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    Walter E. Jacobson, M.D. » Self-Help Blog

  • Benzodiazepines Can Be Hazardous To Your Health

    Walter Jacobson
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:43 am
    Benzodiazepines (aka tranquilizers) such as xanax, ativan, valium and klonopin can be very helpful on an intermittent or short term basis but when used daily, continuously, chronically they are a prescription for disaster because on a long term basis they are extremely likely to cause cognitive impairment and memory deficits, among other things, and can increase your odds of getting Alzheimer’s Dementia. The post Benzodiazepines Can Be Hazardous To Your Health appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
  • Can People Really Change?

    Walter Jacobson
    27 Sep 2014 | 10:02 am
    Yes. People can really change. It’s not easy but it can be done. With vigilance, diligence, practice, persistence, and perseverance, it can be done. How do I know this for sure? Because I have changed. I have used the cognitive and spiritual tools I share in my posts and videos to transform myself, to eliminate self-sabotaging behaviors, to release judgments, to accept and forgive, to communicate more effectively. And the end result has been happiness and inner peace. It worked for me. It can work for you. But you need to do the work. The post Can People Really Change? appeared first on…
  • What Can You Do To Convince Someone You Care About That They Are An Alcoholic or Addict?

    Walter Jacobson
    24 Sep 2014 | 1:52 pm
    One can try an intervention, bringing friends and loved ones together to confront the person. One can try “tough love” which involves discontinuing any enabling behavior, and letting the person know that they must help themselves and take steps towards abstinence and recovery if they want continued support. But the truth is that there is little one can do to convince an alcoholic or addict that they have a problem if the person is in denial. Usually they must totally trash their life and “hit a bottom” before acknowledging they have a problem. The post What Can You Do…
  • Got Water?

    Walter Jacobson
    21 Sep 2014 | 4:35 pm
    Water is the best beverage to drink. Milk? Not even close. Soda? You gotta be kidding. The post Got Water? appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
  • How To Recover From Depression

    Walter Jacobson
    20 Sep 2014 | 3:25 pm
    Many people believe they are a victim of their depression. So overwhelmed with depression, fatigue, the desire to isolate from others, and the loss of interest, drive and motivation, they look to medications to pull themselves out of the doldrums and, oftentimes, don’t do the things they could do, though difficult to do, to change their mood and lift their spirits. The post How To Recover From Depression appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
 
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    Everything Counts!

  • The Birds and Bee’s of Goal Setting

    Gary Ryan Blair
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:23 am
    SUCCESS…in all its forms consists of simple fundamentals. Professionals…  respect while amateurs loathe them.  master while amateurs neglect them.  practice while amateurs undermine them. The one common denominator for success in ANY profession is a focus on the fundamentals. Whether you refer to them as the ABC’s, 123′s, rudimentary skills, basics, foundational principles, universal truths, elementary steps, or simply as square one, the fundamentals are the foundational building blocks on which all success stands. Success is neither magical nor mysterious. But, IT…
  • Fear is a Liar

    Gary Ryan Blair
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:25 pm
    THINK of a big, challenging goal. Got one? Good. Now…ask yourself, what role does self-confidence play in rising to meet that challenge? The fact is…no mountains can be climbed, no hearts won, no opportunities seized, no books written, no elections won, and no victories enjoyed without self-confidence. Now think of something you fear — anything that makes you flinch. And, ask yourself, what role does self-confidence play in overcoming fear? FEAR is the greatest enemy you will ever face, it takes up unwanted space in you head, and it’s unworthy of your companionship. FEAR…
  • Hercules Would Be Proud

    Gary Ryan Blair
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:08 am
    SOONER OR LATER we all come to the reality that all obstacles, setbacks and adversity exist to test commitment, develop character, separate us from the herd, and to develop an indomitable, unconquerable spirit. They do not exist to provide you with an excuse for quitting. Obstacles provide a test which you either pass or fail, therefore it’s imperative that you rise up to the challenges that life presents. In your efforts to achieve your goals, you will always struggle with unexpected, unwanted, and uncontrollable aspects of your environment, but your ability to overcome these seemingly…
  • Stay Paranoid…They Are Out to Get You

    Gary Ryan Blair
    19 Oct 2014 | 2:49 pm
    ONE THING we all have in common is the need for more, better and faster results. And that’s where the problem starts… The fact is its hard (and getting harder) to be efficient, to maintain peak levels of productivity and to remain focused. But why? Is there a conspiracy going on, are people really out to get you, should you be paranoid…perhaps even afraid? Yes, Yes, Yes! Just a few moments of reflection will provide enough evidence that we are all spending more of our time in environments that have their own agendas…agendas that are in direct conflict with your own.
  • Unleash Your Reticular Activating System

    Gary Ryan Blair
    12 Oct 2014 | 7:00 pm
    THAT NICE, warm shower which you took this morning, and the delicious meal you’ll enjoy this evening are both dependent upon a small, continuous flame called a pilot light.  This seemingly insignificant stream of gas operates around the clock and is always ready to ignite your water heater, boiler, furnace or stove into action. It never takes a vacation, never makes an excuse, and is always ready to perform on demand.  If the pilot light is not lit then the main burner will simply not work. It’s a safe bet to assume that you’ll be taking cold showers and most likely eating…
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    Escape Adulthood with Kim & Jason

  • Saturday Morning Sprinkles: Yoga Joes Edition

    Jason
    25 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    • Check out these Yoga Joes, a collection of green army men doing popular yoga poses. Thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign, these are now a real thing! • Here’s a fun interview I did with Kyle Hart, including a little insight to our parenting style…and advice for people in their early 20s. • These monster donuts couldn’t be any easier to make, or more adorable. Just in time for Halloween! • Speaking of Halloween, I enjoyed this Candy Hierarchy chart. They’re doing a new and improved one this year. • It’s amazing to me how often I keep going back…
  • One Chance Only Sale: Long Sleeve Tees!

    Jason
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:07 am
    Since we like making stuff way more than we like managing inventory, every once in a while, we create something we think is cool, take orders for a week or so, and then buy the exact number of goodies we need to fill those orders. So whether it’s two or two thousand, I get to make cool things, you get a chance to own them, and we don’t waste any money on stuff that takes up space in our basement. Now, does this mean we will never, ever, EVER offer this product again? Not necessarily. But if you see something you like, your best bet is to snag it while you can. Chances are it won’t be…
  • Traveling with Kids is a Drag (and Other Thoughts from My First Daddy Daughter Business Trip)

    Jason
    18 Oct 2014 | 6:00 pm
    The white dog bounded down the skinny green runway, chasing a stuffed animal attached to a steel cable. In just ten seconds, the race was over, and Yeti had her prize. Meanwhile, her best friend was looking on. After the steel cable was reset, this time with a small stuffed zebra, a trainer readied herself in front of the big box where Shiley stood poised. The trainer raised her hand while unlatching the door on the cage, and then dropped her arm to indicate it was time for the wench operator at the other end of the track to get that zebra moving. The door flung open, and a flash of fur and…
  • Saturday Morning Sprinkles: Bacon Inside Pancakes Edition

    Jason
    18 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    • Bacon-embedded pancakes? Hells yeah! (Hat tip to Minette :) • Email overload putting a serious cramp in your life balance? Here’s a helpful system for email productivity. • You have just got to check out this awesome waterfall swing. • I’m not sure why I’d ever need this incredibly realistic and incredibly cool Doritos pin, but I still kinda want it. • Kim and I are huge fans of Jimmy Fallon and his infectious childlike spirit. Gotta love this video of Good News and Good News :) Click here to view the embedded video. Finally, some posts from around here you may…
  • Is It Your Job to Follow the Rules?

    Jason
    11 Oct 2014 | 6:02 pm
    The animated movie The Croods tells the story of Grug, the stubborn patriarch of a family of cave people. He has protected his brood in the harsh world in which they live by carefully concocting a series of rules that limit their risks of being eaten. But when circumstances force the family out of their home an into a completely new environment, the rules are thrown into question and Grug struggles to adapt. This is one of my favorite scenes in the movie, an interchange between Grug and his rebellion teenage daughter, Eep: Grug: It’s my job to worry. It’s my job to follow the rules.
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    The BridgeMaker

  • 101 Ways to Love Each Other

    Alex Blackwell
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:06 am
    I think we dream so we don’t have to be apart so long. If we’re in each other’s dreams, we can be together all the time. - Calvin & Hobbes Expressing love to our partners, children, family and friends not only strengthens communication it also improves connection and intimacy. Too often we get distracted by the trivial and forget how important it is to nurture our relationships. Finding simple, but heartfelt ways to love each other is a source of encouragement for the giver and the receiver. By loving consciously, we discover Love is the force that puts the world back…
  • 10 Ways to Be a Better Husband

    Alex Blackwell
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:15 am
    Being a good husband is like being a good stand-up comic – you need ten years before you can even call yourself a beginner. – Jerry Seinfeld Some days I wish there was a book – a reference manual on how to be a better husband. Even with 29 years of practice under my belt, there are some days when I still get it wrong. Saying the wrong things, not recognizing the cues, or being unaware of what’s needed all contribute to falling short sometimes. It’s not that I’m trying to be a perfect husband; it’s just that I’m trying to be the best husband I can for Mary Beth. My wife…
  • More Simple Ways to Live Happy

    Alex Blackwell
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:05 pm
    It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness. – Charles Spurgeon In Simple Ways to Live Happy, the way to happiness came with a promise. And the promise is simple: You don’t have to spend your life pursuing happiness because happiness will find you when you realize it’s doing the simple things that matter most. So, don’t worry about how old you are; or the amount of money tucked away in your bank account; or what you’re doing or not doing to find happiness. Put down the roadmap you’ve glued together from reading countless books on finding happiness.
  • Simple Ways to Live Happy

    Alex Blackwell
    12 Oct 2014 | 6:18 am
    The purpose of our lives is to be happy. – Dalai Lama Once the career aspirations, income goals and travel plans are stripped away, I think what most of us really want is to be happy. Having meaningful relationships with our children, families and friends; being passionately connected to our partners, living a life aligned with our purposes and having some money left over after paying the bills are the contributing factors to being happy, or not. Happiness Finds You It’s not that career advancement or financial independence isn’t meaningful; it’s just the way to happiness is…
  • 7 Simple Things to Do Every Day

    Alex Blackwell
    9 Oct 2014 | 12:55 am
    Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler. – Albert Einstein #ThrowbackThursday Update (Oct. 9, 2014): Life has been complicated lately. With to-do lists longer than the days can accommodate, I’m looking for some simplicity once again. These seven things still remind me to slow down, simplify and breathe! ~ Alex Every day I attempt to go about my life with the best intentions. My goal is not to judge the bad days too harshly or the good days with too much jubilation, but to live somewhere in the middle. My middle is not filled with mediocrity or an area…
 
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    Your Voice of Encouragement

  • Three Steps for Building a New Habit

    14 Oct 2014 | 1:04 pm
    When you decide to make a change, you've taken an important step. Now you need to follow through on your commitment.But there’s a problem.As you begin this undertaking, you find that your old way of doing things kicks in more often than the new way. That’s because your brain is literally wired – it has physical connections – for the familiar pattern you’ve been using.It’s like putting on a pair of old, comfortable shoes. Breaking in a new pair takes time and can be somewhat painful for a while.When you want to change a habit, you have to move through this “Crunch Point” until…
  • 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…
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    Building Personal Strength

  • Stained Glass Art - I Decided to Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before

    21 Oct 2014 | 4:19 pm
    Over 30 years ago, I...Lived near a Tidewater inlet to the Chesapeake Bay in Seaford, Virginia.Was a lieutenant colonel in the Army.Ran 50 miles a week training for the Marine Corps Marathon.Had two teenage sons.Created this unusual stained glass piece.It was the only stained glass art work I ever created. Today it's displayed in our master bathroom and looks great in the afternoon light.My ex-wife was the real stained glass artist - not me. She was very accomplished and passionate about her work until the day she concluded that our culture would never value this aspect of art enough to…
  • Obsessively Hard Work Earned Me an A in Typing

    26 Sep 2014 | 3:24 pm
    When I told a friend that I made an A in every course I took in high school, he asked me, "Which course did you take as a senior that turned out to be the most important to you?"Good question. I had never considered it, so I thought about the courses I took, many of which prepared me for my courses at West Point, which challenged me on another level.Finally, I said, "Typing." He laughed. But I wasn't joking.Typing was a skill course, attended almost exclusively by girls. I remember thinking (in 1962), well yeah, if you're going to be a secretary you better know how to type. I was the only…
  • 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. will.i.am.You 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…
 
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    Interruption Management

  • Trials of Piles are Distracting

    24 Oct 2014 | 6:25 am
    Into every career and life some rain must fall and, apparently, some piles will accumulate be they stacks of mail, reports, survey forms, seminar announcements, catalogs, etc.  Confront your piles head-on with a take-no-prisoners attitude!If you haven't noticed already, such piles can accumulate in a hurry. A couple of file folders, issues of a magazine, some office memos, something you clipped from the newspaper, a single day's worth of mail, some fliers left by your door, and POOF, you've got a pile!Piles, by their nature, tend to represent complexity and unfinished business. Each pile…
  • Too Many Decisions?

    16 Oct 2014 | 7:47 am
    "Do You Suffer From Decision Fatigue?" in the New York Times is well worth reading.An excerpt:"Decision fatigue helps explain why ordinarily sensible people get angry at colleagues and families, splurge on clothes, buy junk food at the supermarket and can’t resist the dealer’s offer to rustproof their new car. No matter how rational and high-minded you try to be, you can’t make decision after decision without paying a biological price. It’s different from ordinary physical fatigue — you’re not consciously aware of being tired — but you’re low on mental energy. The more choices…
  • The Disruption of Over-Information

    16 Oct 2014 | 7:45 am
    Information can only become knowledge when it's applied. Before you can absorb and apply yesterday's intake, however, the explosion of new information floods your receptive capacity.Such constant exposure to the daily information and media shower leaves each of us incapable of ingesting, synthesizing, or applying the data before tomorrow's shower.The eruption of information renders us over-stimulated. The more information you try to ingest, the faster the "clock races," and your sense of breathing space is strained.As yet, few people are wise information consumers. Curiously, there is only…
  • A Nation of Druggies

    5 Oct 2014 | 4:19 am
    As a society, our default response to interruptions and distractions apparently is ingesting psychopharmaceuticals. Patrick Di Justo, writing in Wired magazine observed, "Antidepressants are the most commonly popped pills in the country, accounting for 227 million prescriptions filled last year alone. Of course, Prozac and its descendants aren’t the only popular psychiatric meds: Remedies for seizure disorders — often used to treat bipolar disease, as well as epilepsy — and for anxiety are among the 10 most-prescribed drugs in the nation.""But even as our hunger for pills has grown,…
  • Rules that Impede Progress

    25 Sep 2014 | 11:16 am
    Once a rule gets in place it's very difficult to eliminate it even though the original reasons for its generation are long gone, according to author Roger von Oech. His prime example:In the 1870s the leading manufacturer of typewriters at the time received complaints that too many of the typewriter keys were sticking together if the operator went too fast. In response to this, the company produced the QWERTY type keyboard -- a configuration standard on all keyboards -- to slow down operators so that the keys wouldn't jam together.Today, technology permits us to produce typewriter keyboards…
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    Scott Grossberg | Thinking Magically™

  • Thinking Magically™ | Knights in Shining Armor Are Needed Now More Than Ever

    scottgrossberg
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    But perhaps the chivalry and enchantments of our day take a different course from that of those in days gone by; and it may be, too, that as I am a new knight in the world, and the first to revive the already forgotten calling of knight-adventurers, they may have newly invented other kinds of enchantments and other modes of carrying off the enchanted. What thinkest thou of the matter, Sancho my son? - Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha ===================== We Are All Knights Errant ===================== Making your mark in the world is one of the…
  • Thinking Magically™ | The No-Nonsense Guide to Becoming Invisible

    scottgrossberg
    12 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Harry looked down at his body, or rather, what had been his body, for it didn’t look anything like his anymore. It was not invisible; it had simply taken on the exact colour and texture of the kitchen unit behind him. He seemed to have become a human chameleon. - JK Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix ================================ THE WORLD IS TOO MUCH WITH YOU ================================ Being passionately driven and acting like a heat-seeking missile all the time is naturally going to draw a lot of attention. Most of the times, others just aren’t that…
  • Thinking Magically™ | 10 Ways Guaranteed To Make Prosperity Harder

    scottgrossberg
    5 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad. – C. S. Lewis Each of has our own way of being and doing and thinking and accepting. Many times, we be, do, think, and accept in ways that are self-destructive or designed to undermine a desired outcome. Lack of obtaining the success that you envision is usually a direct result of the way you behave and believe . . . not just a matter…
  • Thinking Magically™ | The Top 15 TED Talks For Magicians

    scottgrossberg
    28 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    As you navigate through the rest of your life, be open to collaboration. Other people and other people’s ideas are often better than your own. Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life. – Amy Poehler “Ideas worth spreading.” That’s the tag line for TED – a now-ubiquitous, coveted spotlight, and overly-imitated conference that, since 1984, has offered the world 18-minute “short, powerful talks.” At TED you get to hear from the likes of Dan Pink, Steve Jobs, Sir Ken Robinson, J.J. Abrams, Seth Godin,…
  • The Deck of Shadows | (Guest Post) A Three-Step Reading System Using The Dynamic Spreads Deck

    scottgrossberg
    21 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    “He opened the book at random, or so he believed, but a book is like a sandy path which keeps the indent of footsteps.” ― Graham Greene, The Human Factor Today’s Guest Post is from Bill Reichle — creator of The Dynamic Spreads Deck. Bill is going to share with you a 3-Step Process for realigning and reorienting your own life and giving greater depth to any readings you might do. Take it away, Bill . . . Guest Post by Bill Reichle Creator of The Dynamic Spreads Deck Are you feeling stuck and in need of a bit of assistance, or maybe you’re just pondering the ebbs and flows of…
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    Experience Optimism

  • Press on to optimism

    25 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    The seventh tenet of the Optimist Creed tells you to forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.My question today is why would that sentiment be held only for mistakes? Why not press on from one success to the next? From one victory to the next? From one achievement to the another?Yes, optimists are good at keeping their hope alive in the face of failure. That faith is what allows them to try again and again when needed. But optimists use that same faith to know that they can always do just a little bit more. When they win a gold medal, they try…
  • Share a memory, share a laugh, share optimism

    18 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    A week has passed since I shared my thoughts about being home in the St. Louis area. This week I've moved on to my college town - Peoria, Illinois.Yes, I'm a Bradley University alumni and it's been at least fifteen years since I visited the campus. Quite by accident, I've arrived just in time for Homecoming. The school is abuzz and colors are proudly being worn by students, professors, parents and alumni alike.The campus has developed so much since my last visit with a new entrance, exhibition arena and recreation building, among other things. Now there is a tennis complex right across the…
  • Don't be lonely: Join an Optimist Club

    11 Oct 2014 | 10:17 am
    I'm visiting friends in the St. Louis metropolitan area this week. It's home, although it doesn't really feel like it anymore. I've been living in Idaho for fifteen years and so much has changed in my old stomping grounds.Roads have different names, entire malls have closed and others have opened in different locations, and the city itself seems to have somehow become more compact. It doesn't take as long to get from the Illinois side of the Mississippi River to the West County suburbs.On its face, it would seem that this is all a good way to build community. After all the Cardinals baseball…
  • Ken Garner declares war

    9 Oct 2014 | 9:51 am
    Reverting to the random, abstract presidential theme used by Optimist International presidents before him, Ken Garner has decided that this administrative year will focus on "the best."Whether it be "bringing out the best in kids," which part of the vision statement, "With hope and positive vision, Optimists bring out the best in children;" or a salute to the tenet of the Optimist Creed that says, "Promise yourself to think only of the best, to work only for the best and to expect only the best;" Garner hopes to eradicate apathy and pessimism by encouraging the best in all endeavors.He…
  • I've got sunshine on a cloudy day

    4 Oct 2014 | 9:01 am
    There is a song that begins with the refrain, "I've got sunshine on a cloudy day. When it's cold outside, I've got the month of May." The Temptations were talking about "My Girl;" but I find sunshine in the warmth and positive vision of an Optimist Club.Part of my commitment may be attributed to the words of the Optimist Creed. Through them, I am reminded to keep my spirit high and to expect only the best. However, words on paper, even when recited aloud, are only words. It takes action to make the promises a reality.Every week,  I work with a group of like-minded individuals to make a…
 
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    All About Gratitude | How to be More Grateful | Increase your Gratitude | Gratitude Quotes | Paul B. Taubman, II

  • 7 Great Benefits of Being Alone

    Paul
    1 Oct 2014 | 5:16 am
    Perhaps you find yourself spending a lot of time alone. Do you struggle with how to spend that time? Although you have plenty of things you’d like to accomplish, getting focused and staying that way seems to be a challenge when you’re alone. Are you wasting precious, solitary hours that you could be spending more productively? Believe it or not, you can actually find this time by yourself to be very helpful. While it is fun to be around a large group of friends and family members, sometimes getting away from them all can be refreshing. There are several benefits of being by yourself…
  • Stop Hurrying and Start Living

    Paul
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:07 am
    If you’re not getting enough things done on your to-do list, you’re not alone. It’s common to feel a little overwhelmed, rushed, and even guilty when you’re unable to get everything done each day. Staying focused and in the moment is challenging. Then the little things seem to start piling up. The dishes are dirty and the laundry needs to be done. The only obvious solution is to be even busier and to schedule every minute of the day. It’s important to remember that nothing stays finished for long. Most of us feel like everything has to be done before we give ourselves permission to…
  • The Meaning of Life

    Paul
    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

    Paul
    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

    Paul
    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…
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    Shake Off the Grind

  • How to Start Doing What You’re Really Meant to Do

    Joe
    14 Oct 2014 | 8:17 am
    “Musicians must make music, artists must paint, poets must write if they are to ultimately be at peace with themselves. What human beings can be, they must be.” – Abraham Maslow Do you wake up in the morning dreading the day ahead of you? If so you aren’t doing what you’re meant to do. Now […] The post How to Start Doing What You’re Really Meant to Do appeared first on Shake Off the Grind.
  • 4 Key Ways to Dismantle Your Limiting Beliefs

    Joe
    6 Oct 2014 | 12:47 pm
    Learning too soon our limitations, we never learn our powers.” - Mignon McLaughlin So you’re not following your dreams, huh? Why not? You don’t believe your dreams are possible do you? If you really believed you could have what you wanted, you would be doing what it takes to get it, right? We all have limiting beliefs, […] The post 4 Key Ways to Dismantle Your Limiting Beliefs appeared first on Shake Off the Grind.
  • 6 Powerful Ways To Live Like a Rock Star (Without Being a Rock Star)

    Joe
    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

    Joe
    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

    Joe
    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.
 
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    Happiness / Good Life Articles from YES!

  • What I Learned About Living From Dying of Cancer

    Marcy Westerling
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:55 pm
    "I pedal everywhere, slowly, on a bike that announces 'Cancer on Board.' I defy every attempt to limit me to my diagnosis as I dare the world to ignore it."  Illustration by Julie Notarianni. Dying inevitably follows living. What makes for a good death in a just and sustainable world? I think about this a lot these days. Four years ago, at age fifty, I was diagnosed with late-stage ovarian cancer. Active and fit, it took a collapsed lung and two broken ribs before I realized I had a big problem, the ultimate challenge of life: facing my own death. I defy every attempt to limit me to my…
  • Denmark Becomes Second Country to Let Citizens Choose Their Gender Without Having Surgery

    Tom Lawson
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:05 pm
    Photo from Shutterstock. Denmark has often led the way when it comes to LGBT issues: It was the first country to legally recognize same-sex civil unions in 1989; and back in 1930, Danish artist Lili Elbe became one of the first people in the world to change genders through reassignment surgery. "You can legally change your gender just by filling in a form—it's fantastic.” Now the country has introduced one of the world's most progressive laws for transgender people. As of September 1, Danish citizens have been able to self-determine their legal gender—without the need for medical…
  • Photo Essay: From Field to Fork at an Ethical Farm

    Kayla Schultz
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:35 pm
    Heyday Farm, an environmentally sustainable farmstead that prides itself in combining traditional farming methods and new technology to grow more ethical food. The vision was to take traditional farming methods and combine them with modern technology to provide customers with humanely treated farm-to-table products. What grew from that vision was the 25-acre Heyday Farm, located on Bainbridge Island, Wash. The land not only functions as a typical farm that grows food, but also houses a micro-creamery, gardens, and a store. Heyday also hosts events and cooking classes that allow customers to…
  • How to Pickle Almost Anything

    Doug Pibel
    15 Oct 2014 | 3:55 pm
    Photo by Susy Morris / Flickr. It began, as do many U.S. fermentation experiences, with Sandor Ellix Katz. We ran a story by him in Issue 68. Tracy Loeffelholz Dunn, the YES! designated early adopter, decided to give it a try. She gave me some of her kimchi. It was so good I had to make my own. Kali Swenson, erstwhile intern, thought it would be cool to have a low-cost source to feed her kombucha habit. Fermentation—it’s catching. You take something ordinary and let the little beasties make it wonderful. Why ferment? It’s practical magic. You take something ordinary and let the little…
  • The Radical Homemaker’s Guide to Finding Peace When Your Kids Are Eating You Alive

    Shannon Hayes
    15 Oct 2014 | 2:26 pm
    Photo by Roar Pettersen / Flickr. Ula hides beneath the covers. She is embarrassed. We’ve just come home from yet another eye appointment that stretched out for several hours. It ended abruptly when she accidentally broke an eyeglass display on the doctor’s desk. She didn’t mean to. She was examining it. She dropped it. That kind of thing happens a lot for Ula. Ula’s self-realization about the importance of her sense of touch has renewed her spirit. I am trying to get her to come out. “I’m not angry with you,” I say. “That appointment was going on too long anyhow. Something…
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    Thin Difference

  • What Can A Trust Creed Deliver?

    Jon Mertz
    25 Oct 2014 | 7:05 am
    I want to be a trust activist. Being one is challenging though and raises questions on two fronts: How will others know? How will I know how I am doing? Being a trust activist means: Consistency of character: actions equal words, and words equal actions Embraces the truth, tells the truth Honest, forthright relationships Solves issues in a timely way Trust Gets Simply Complicated Most believe trust is simple. Just be consistent in what you say and do. However, trust is complicated. We are surrounded by corporate cultures that thrive on political maneuverings. Communities embrace certain…
  • The Curse of the Multi-Passionate Millennial

    Heidi Oran
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:37 am
    ‘I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.’ – Einstein A few weeks ago I was sorting through some old boxes in my parents basement when I stumbled on an Art Journal from a media class I took in Eleventh grade (circa 2000.) One of the exercises was a run-of-the-mill 20 Questions type deal. What was my favorite color? Blue. Favorite musician/band? Blur. What did I want to do when I grew up? Director/Writer/Actor/Musician. A Multi-Passionate Life And so it was: The curse of a multi-passionate life. Should I focus on the music? Or the acting? Or the writing?
  • The Challenges of 21st Century Leadership

    Guest Author
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:11 am
    Guest Post by Ali Jafri Despite the fact the countries are slowly recovering from recent financial crisis, CEOs across the globe still feel that financial environment is far from stable or comfortable. It has always been a tough challenge to find strong business leaders offering a unique combination of personality and skill necessary to take the top job. Many CEOs believe that their markets are being affected by factors like technology or government regulations. Similarly, they have to combat with continuously occurring changes to grow and maintain their competitive advantage in the market.
  • Reader Survey

    Molly Page
    18 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    We are grateful to you for visiting Thin Difference and engaging with us. Getting feedback from our community is important as we continue to write articles and have guest writers join us with their perspectives. Please take a few minutes and share your suggestions with us. Thank you for reading and participating. Our mission is to bring generations together to share and learn from each other and empower Millennials to be the next great generation of leaders!   Create your free online surveys with SurveyMonkey , the world’s leading questionnaire tool. Thank you! Author…
  • 5 Ways to Celebrate Boss Day Every Day

    Jon Mertz
    15 Oct 2014 | 4:31 am
    October 16th is Boss Day. Although Hallmark has used this as an opportunity to develop and sell more cards, they did not start the holiday. Patricia Bays Haroski started Boss Day to recognize her father and also use it as a day to improve relationships between a boss and their team members. All this began in 1958, a different era and approach to management. Today, complete top-down management style has changed to being flatter and more culture-based. Two recent books – A World Gone Social and The Culture Engine – point to this shift. Through our social age and culture focus, improving…
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    Later Bloomer

  • Why I Couldn’t Graduate From College Until Age 50 by Saloma Furlong

    Debra Eve | @DebraEve
    11 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    I’ve very pleased to welcome Saloma Miller Furlong to Later Bloomer. My very first class at Smith College is an astronomy course. The professor has put up an image of a child sitting on a sandy beach and this child is holding fistfuls of sand. The professor starts out by saying that there are more galaxies in the universe than there are grains of sand on earth. He goes on to say that scientists do not know whether the universe is finite or infinite. But they do know, he said, that there are an infinite number of mysteries in the universe. As I sit here, I try to absorb these cosmic…
  • The Strange Surprising Deeds of Daniel Defoe

    Debra Eve | @DebraEve
    14 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…
 
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    Eat. Sleep. Be

  • The Health Benefits of Turmeric and How to Get More in Your Diet

    Jessica
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:02 am
    Turmeric is the spice that would have been chosen last in gym class. What you may not know about turmeric, however, is that this spice is like the king of the dodgeball game. The health benefits of turmeric have been long known but little utilized in western society. Also known as curcumin (a property of turmeric), this herb popular in eastern cultures is thought of as a natural antibiotic. In Ayurvedic medicine it is used to treat inflammation as well as digestive issues such as indigestion, peptic ulcers, ulcerative colitis. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, turmeric…
  • 7 Easy Ways to Help Your Family Stay Healthy Naturally

    Jessica
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:55 am
    With cold and flu season approaching, the enterovirus 68 on the loose this year, and a nasty stomach bug going around schools all over the United States, it is getting harder and harder to keep germs at bay and our of our homes. Here’s what we are doing to in my home to try to prevent and fight off illnesses: Wash hands frequently. This one is the most obvious, but it is super important. Hand washing is one of the best ways to avoid and eliminate germs. We aren’t into using hand sanitizers when soap and water are readily available. We keep hand sanitizers available for times when we are…
  • The Teal Pumpkin Project from a Food Allergy Parent’s Point of View

    Jessica
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:51 pm
    Being a food allergy parent and a writer, people have asked me for years why I don’t just start a blog about food allergies. The reason for me is simple. My son’s food allergies have pretty much run my life for the past eleven years. That may sound extreme to you, but it is 100% true. Having so many severe food allergies, some of which were potentially life-threatening, and a food allergy related disease, my thoughts were constantly on planning ahead and on keeping him safe. So for me, the thought of writing about food allergies on a regular basis seemed quite the opposite of cathartic.
  • Show Your Purple to Support LGBT Youth Against Bullying

    Jessica
    16 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Are you dressed for the day yet? Are you wearing purple today? If not, head on back to your closet and grab something purple. It is important to show your purple today, so go ahead. I’ll wait right here. The reason why purple is the color of the today is that this is Spirit Day, a day to show support for LGBT youth and take a stand against bullying. We’re in the midst of National Bullying Prevention Month, and it is vital that we take at least one day support LGBT youth, who are often a primary target of intensive bullying. When I was younger, I had a handful of gay friends. The only…
  • How to Raise $1,000 in Apparel or Donations for Your Organization, Charity or Event

    Jessica
    14 Oct 2014 | 3:55 am
      Kyle Snyder was a little boy who loved life, and ladybugs. Just three weeks shy of his second birthday when Kyle was diagnosed with Leukemia. He lost his life to the disease just eight months later. In 2001, Kyle’s mother Sharon founded The Kisses for Kyle Foundation to honor Kyle’s memory, and to help local families in Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs who are battling childhood cancer. Sharon and her team have worked tirelessly ever since to help alleviate the extra stresses of this devastating diagnosis, by providing financial assistance and special experiences for the…
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  • A Universal Phenomenon That Reduces Stress, Increases Lifespan, And Determines Your Outlook On Life

    Tom Cronin
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:57 am
    So there’s half a glass of water in front of you. Is it half full or half empty? I hope it’s the former because believe it or not, researchers have found that optimism is a universal phenomenon that can promote many benefits to a person’s life. Yep. According to a study conducted by the University of Kansas, researchers found in the Gallup World Poll from 142 countries that despite difficult times, most people are optimistic and see a brighter outlook to their future. They also discovered that between these countries, it didn’t matter how much income one was earning as…
  • Eckhart Tolle: Are You A Prisoner Of Your Own Mind?

    FinerMinds Team
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:54 am
    “How to be at peace now? By making peace with the present moment. The present moment is the field in which the game of life happens.” – Eckhart Tolle In this 10-minute video, the legendary Eckhart Tolle explains that by analyzing every thought we have, we get trapped in a conceptual reality – effectively imprisoning ourselves in our minds. Listen to this video to learn how to escape from this continual mental chatter so you’re able to hear the voice of wisdom – one that can only be heard when the mind is silent. Did you find this video to be useful? Please share your…
  • 8-Step Visualization Guide To Catapult You Towards Achievement And Success

    Barrie Davenport
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:21 pm
    In the men’s final of Wimbledon 2014, Novak Djokovic, winner of seven Grand Slams, was pitted against Roger Federer, winner of seventeen Grand Slam titles. Novak ultimately won the match and the Wimbledon title, but not without a fight. The game went to five sets with several tie breaks, and in the fourth round, Novak nearly lost to Federer. After this round, Novack took a bathroom break and later revealed in an interview that he’d spent the break visualizing the remainder of the game and how he wanted to play. He mentally pictured his serves, returns, and strategy for winning. He…
  • What Are Jim Carrey’s Thoughts On Awakening?

    FinerMinds Team
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:51 am
    In this short video, renowned funny-man Jim Carrey talks candidly about authentic awakening on Eckhart Tolle TV.  Carrey’s enthusiasm on awakening is contagious as he reveals the freedom he’s experienced as a result of looking at his thoughts from a different perspective. After studying Eckhart Tolle’s teachings for sometime, he finally experienced his awakening when he realized the following: “Who is it that’s aware I’m thinking?”…….Suddenly, I was thrown into this expansive, amazing feeling of freedom from myself and from my problems as I saw that I was bigger…
  • A 9-Minute Energizing Kundalini Meditation For Renewal And Rejuvenation

    FinerMinds Team
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:39 pm
    Gabrielle Bernstein guides you through an energizing Kundalini meditation called the Liberation Kriya. This meditation is great for renewal, rejuvenation, and is a particularly wonderful to start your day with. Having said that, if you need a quick burst of natural energy, you can do this exercise anywhere, and you can decide how long you want to dedicate to it. It’s recommended that you find a quiet, comfortable space, and invest 9-minutes of your time to the practice. Editor’s Note If you want to experience more of Gabrielle’s wisdom, teachings, and meditations, click here.
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  • The Power of Confidence

    Percival J. Meris
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:20 am
    . O F THE MANY SECRETS TO SUCCESS, SELF-CONFIDENCE is the most important. It is belief in your ability that encourages you to take risk to accomplish things beyond your perceived present capability. What holds you back is not who you think you are but what you think you are not. Life’s circumstances will put your determination [...]
  • Taking Care of Your Relationships

    Percival J. Meris
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:29 am
    I N LIFE, YOU ESTABLISH RELATIONSHIPS WITH PEOPLE YOU MEET. If you play by the rules, you will improve and strengthen your relationships. Playing by the rules in human relations means accentuating the other person’s positives and downplaying the negatives. Revel in your friend’s best qualities and let the inconsequential faults slide. [...]
  • How to Argue Constructively with Your Spouse

    Percival J. Meris
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:06 pm
    E VERY NOW AND THEN, THERE ARISE BETWEEN YOU AND YOUR SPOUSE occasional arguments over things you disagree on. These arguments may run to such an extent that they adversely affect your relationship. For this reason, you may be tempted simply to avoid arguments. Arguments are a normal part of a healthy relationship. Who are involved [...]
  • Nobody Has Any Right to Kill Another Person through Abortion

    Percival J. Meris
    27 Mar 2014 | 8:35 pm
  • Beautiful Skin Remedy

    Percival J. Meris
    16 Feb 2014 | 8:49 pm
 
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  • 7 Smart Reasons to Start Your Business Before You Quit Your Day Job

    Flora
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:45 pm
    freedigitalphotos.net If you dream of starting your own business while you still have a day job you are following a popular route taken by many entrepreneurs. Starting your own business is challenging, but even more so while you are holding a full-time job. The demands on your time and energy can be tremendous as you manage multiple tasks with conflicting and competing commitments to work and family. And yet this is a smart way to start. If your company doesn’t have a restriction on business ownership in your employment agreement and your immediate family supports your business endeavor,…
  • 4 Ways to Thrive as an Adult if You Survived Your Upbringing

    Flora
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:19 pm
    Courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net/David 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

    Flora
    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

    Flora
    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

    Flora
    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, http://www.sohp.com 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…
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  • 6 Common WordPress Issues and their Solutions

    Neel
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:00 pm
    WordPress is one of the best website designing and blog creation platforms all over the world. Though it is the best, but it has some common issues or problems that may be faced by the wordpress... This is a content summary only. Click on Title for more!
  • 50 Fish Tattoo Designs For Men and Women

    Neel
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:00 pm
    In the art of tattooing, fish tattoo designs are very important part. From thousands of years, this tattoo design has been symbolized for numerous beliefs. Few culture start praying fish as their God... This is a content summary only. Click on Title for more!
  • Top 12 Best Keep Calm Generator and Apps

    Neel
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:56 am
    Keep calm poster generator has created a huge buzz in apps world. You can create different keep calm posters and memes and share it on social sites. Let us have a glance at the top keep calm... This is a content summary only. Click on Title for more!
  • 40 Sexy Self Portrait Photography Ideas

    Neel
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Self-portrait photos are becoming increasingly popular in today’s world. Be it social media, mainstream or any other are, whatever platform you choose or sign up for, requires you to upload your self... This is a content summary only. Click on Title for more!
  • Significant Tips to use Google Search Properly and Effectively

    Neel
    14 Oct 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Internet is full of information and Google is the best search engines of all time to search for information. Google crawls through a database of billions of pages over the web and gives you the best... This is a content summary only. Click on Title for more!
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  • 24-Hour “I” Language Challenge

    Jo-Ann Downey
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:07 pm
    For the next 24-hours can you communicate with others by using “I” language? For example, an alternative to “You told me you would have the building proposal to me yesterday” is “I would like an update on the building proposal” or, if appropriate, “I would like an update on the building proposal due yesterday.” Instead of “you have a strong work ethic” you could say “I appreciate your work ethic.” An alternative to “you choose the restaurant” is “I would enjoy it if you chose the restaurant.” The 24-hour challenge includes written…
  • 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…
 
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    The Road

  • The Sheep Will Follow

    Val
    19 Oct 2014 | 1:46 pm
    The sun warmed my face as we drove in silence toward that little country church. I closed my eyes and listened to the quiet, as miles of pavement separated us from that rustic white steeple I was longing to see.We sat on our usual pew and before I knew it, I had the prettiest little blue-eyed baby in my lap. She captured the attention of anyone who met those blues and with a smile, could light any dark room. We sang the southern hymns and she sat in silence watching and learning, listening and growing. I could feel her tiny heart beat and I imagined how strong it would grow over the years if…
  • The Five, The Two, and The One

    Val
    21 Sep 2014 | 6:29 pm
    Today I was given a very special gift I so desperately needed. This gift can't be found under the clasp of a change purse nor betwixt the fold of a leather wallet. A single, random act of kindness flowed like music orchestrated by The Conductor's baton. A precious little note addressed to me and my husband found at our pew, between the hymnals.After a very Spiritual morning service, I found myself in the bright of a lighted church-house as darkness swallowed everything around us. The preacher asked if anyone had Scripture on our mind, in our heart...that we felt led to share. My heart began…
  • Ten Little Knees

    Val
    13 Jul 2014 | 12:50 pm
    I sat in the stillness of His Peace trying to block out chaos from the backseat as my husband drove my family towards our little country church. I closed my eyes and heard words lifting from my heart towards The One on High as I prayed for the flesh which covered my bones. I needed that focus, that Worship with The Lord this day. The warm sun touched my skin and my eyes remained closed, waiting to feel. Tall pines darkened my lids as we passed them by but I could still feel that sun as it peeked beyond the shadows.I remembered the week before. The church came together for VBS and by week's…
  • Who Gave Us the Flies

    Val
    27 Jun 2014 | 6:10 am
    I sat down in the old handmade rocking chair. The damp wood felt cool on my back and I looked out across the green carpet of the prairie and took in the morning air. A fly caught my eye, and I couldn't help but smile. I closed my eyes and gave thanks to The One, who gave us the flies.Days ago, as Revival was just getting kicked off, our preacher had stood and made note of a fly in the church. It had found rest upon The Altar and he noted there must be something sweet to eat there, because as soon as the table is spread, the flies are usually the first to eat.We've heard a lot of intense,…
  • That Suitcase

    Val
    23 Jun 2014 | 10:01 am
    The preacher stood and offered any last chances for the congregation to do as they feel led before he began. When no one spoke, he reached under a bench and pulled out an old suitcase. He rarely ever brings in props to tell a story so I knew he must have been shown something special. He began with news of young ones leaving the nest, going to college, and opportunities that have been presented within his own household that led to a phone call.His sister couldn't have known or rehearsed the words that would spark such a Sunday Service as this, but with our preacher seeking her wisdom, the…
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  • What Can A Trust Creed Deliver?

    Jon Mertz
    25 Oct 2014 | 7:05 am
    I want to be a trust activist. Being one is challenging though and raises questions on two fronts: How will others know? How will I know how I am doing? Being a trust activist means: Consistency of character: actions equal words, and words equal actions Embraces the truth, tells the truth Honest, forthright relationships Solves issues in a timely way Trust Gets Simply Complicated Most believe trust is simple. Just be consistent in what you say and do. However, trust is complicated. We are surrounded by corporate cultures that thrive on political maneuverings. Communities embrace certain…
  • The Curse of the Multi-Passionate Millennial

    Heidi Oran
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:37 am
    ‘I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.’ – Einstein A few weeks ago I was sorting through some old boxes in my parents basement when I stumbled on an Art Journal from a media class I took in Eleventh grade (circa 2000.) One of the exercises was a run-of-the-mill 20 Questions type deal. What was my favorite color? Blue. Favorite musician/band? Blur. What did I want to do when I grew up? Director/Writer/Actor/Musician. A Multi-Passionate Life And so it was: The curse of a multi-passionate life. Should I focus on the music? Or the acting? Or the writing?
  • The Challenges of 21st Century Leadership

    Guest Author
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:11 am
    Guest Post by Ali Jafri Despite the fact the countries are slowly recovering from recent financial crisis, CEOs across the globe still feel that financial environment is far from stable or comfortable. It has always been a tough challenge to find strong business leaders offering a unique combination of personality and skill necessary to take the top job. Many CEOs believe that their markets are being affected by factors like technology or government regulations. Similarly, they have to combat with continuously occurring changes to grow and maintain their competitive advantage in the market.
  • Reader Survey

    Molly Page
    18 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    We are grateful to you for visiting Thin Difference and engaging with us. Getting feedback from our community is important as we continue to write articles and have guest writers join us with their perspectives. Please take a few minutes and share your suggestions with us. Thank you for reading and participating. Our mission is to bring generations together to share and learn from each other and empower Millennials to be the next great generation of leaders!   Create your free online surveys with SurveyMonkey , the world’s leading questionnaire tool. Thank you! Author…
  • 5 Ways to Celebrate Boss Day Every Day

    Jon Mertz
    15 Oct 2014 | 4:31 am
    October 16th is Boss Day. Although Hallmark has used this as an opportunity to develop and sell more cards, they did not start the holiday. Patricia Bays Haroski started Boss Day to recognize her father and also use it as a day to improve relationships between a boss and their team members. All this began in 1958, a different era and approach to management. Today, complete top-down management style has changed to being flatter and more culture-based. Two recent books – A World Gone Social and The Culture Engine – point to this shift. Through our social age and culture focus, improving…
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  • A Sure Way to Well-Being

    julie gosh
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:51 am
          I imagine you’ve all heard that “we don’t see the world as it is, we see it as we are.”   We see with all the filters that have been programmed into us through the experiences of our lives.  A good visual would be you looking out at the world (or yourself) with spider-like webbing across your face.  How clearly can you really see?   This webbing represents all your beliefs, judgments, assessments, perceptions and emotions.  Filters, filters, filters.   And this isn’t a problem if we understand they are there…if we understand that our…
  • The Royalty in Response

    julie gosh
    14 Oct 2014 | 9:44 am
          I’ve been in this theme lately of “own your life.”   Like it’s time to stop blaming anything or anyone for where you are or for where you are not. Or for any occurrence or experience in your life period.   You must be relevant to your own life.   Well, you don’t need to be unless you desire to live abundantly and in fulfillment.   If you want to live thinking that your problems are because of what’s happening “out there” or “with them”,  then you will only be able to experience so much in the way of freedom.
  • You Just Gotta Read This!

    julie gosh
    9 Oct 2014 | 11:35 am
      Hey Friends, I subscribe to Pam Grout‘s blog.  She is the author of the wonderful book E-Squared, and she has just published E-Cubed, both amazing books that I highly recommend!   She is full of joyous energy and contagious faith in the love, goodness, and partnership of the Benevolent Universe.   I so loved her blog today that I wanted to pass it along to you.  Enjoy the read and may you be inspired to play big!     Four vital truths that self-help books fail to mention. Or why striving sucks. by psgrout “If ever I am sad or hurt or ill, I have…
  • Think Like a Bohemian

    julie gosh
    3 Oct 2014 | 7:37 pm
          Those of you who get my email announcements will already know that “Bohemian” is a word I’m hanging out with lately, a concept I’m engaging with and having so much fun.   For me, it’s the idea of choosing to live unconventionally, whether that be in literal circumstances, or simply in the way you think.  Outside the box.  Carefree, different, not trying to fit any status quo ideas, free-spirited….awake!   The longer I’m alive the more I realize how our “culture” and government have trained us to get in line, follow the rules and be a good…
  • Universal Momentum is on Our Side

    julie gosh
    29 Sep 2014 | 3:22 pm
          “I completely and willingly surrender myself to the New and the Now.”   This has been a daily affirmation for me lately. I use it like a declaration and a prayer.   Can you feel a small scale “tug of war” of sorts going on in your life? It’s the old you pulling one way as the energies are carrying you forward into the expression of the new you.   The momentum is for sure IN the new, and yet, we create resistance when we continue to hold onto and believe in our old/past/passed ways.   It’s imperative we disconnect, disengage and disobey the…
 
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  • 8 Requirements for Reaching Personal Freedom

    Tracy
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:23 am
    It doesn’t make sense that words such as “requirement” would come into play when talking about freedom. At the same time, no one ever promised that freedom is free.Some would say it’s impossible to reach personal freedom in this lifetime since we are always going to be locked away in bodies that eventually fail us, a mind that keeps us locked away from full awareness of the present moment, and of course the bounds of society that can feel like heavy chains at times as well.I believe that personal freedom goes much deeper than that though. I believe it’s available to us despite the…
  • Energy Healing Made Simple – Lesson Two

    Tracy
    3 Oct 2014 | 5:51 am
    Energy healing such as spiritual healing, “Laying on of hands” and Reiki is becoming more popular for those who want to gain a deeper inner connection, find a beautiful way to relieve stress and allow their natural healing system to work at its highest potential.Much of the work to begin to work with energy healing is in the preparation. In Energy Healing Made Simple – Lesson One, I pointed out the need to prepare on an inner level to be able to get started with natural healing energy. If you didn’t read that, you will want to work on that first.As you continue to work on your…
  • Are Toxic People Eroding Your Emotional Resiliency?

    Tracy
    21 Sep 2014 | 6:45 am
    While your physical body needs to be sheltered from extreme weather in order to stay well, you also need to provide shelter for your mind and emotions. What you expose yourself to, including who you expose yourself to has everything to do with how well you are able to maintain emotional resiliency.Remember, your emotional resiliency is part of your immune system. Keeping it strong is the best prevention and cure for health issues, including mental and emotional health.With this in mind, there is no argument that cutting toxic people out of your life is a crucial step to take. It can also be…
  • Guide to Building Emotional Resiliency

    Tracy
    21 Sep 2014 | 4:53 am
    Emotional resiliency is the immune system for your mental, emotional and spiritual health.  When you eat right, exercise, and get enough rest, you help your body build resiliency against disease. Along those same lines, building emotional resiliency will help you prevent, or be better able to recover from illnesses of the mind, emotions and spirit.The same as some people are naturally physically stronger than others; some people are more emotionally resilient than others. Also, the same as you can become stronger physically by pursuing healthy practices such as exercise; you can also build…
  • Helping Someone Who May Be Suicidal Using S.A.V.E.

    Tracy
    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…
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  • The Problem with Us Against Them

    BeMail
    9 Oct 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Nobody is perfect. Mistakes happen. We all know this to be true….for ourselves. But, our perception of others isn’t always quite so forgiving. I imagine that at least once today, you heard someone criticize someone else for messing something up, not doing their job, or being inconsiderate. I also imagine that there wasn’t one time today when you messed up, failed to do your job or were inconsiderate. Why are other people SO irresponsible? Why can’t they be more like you and make great decisions more often than not? They do. We just can’t see things from their…
  • The Key to Success: Giving it Your 80%

    BeMail
    7 Oct 2014 | 6:34 pm
    Everyone knows that if you want to succeed at anything in life, you need to give it your 100%, right? Maybe not. Giving it your 100% every single time is not only difficult, it’s impossible. If you can’t be perfect, then why even try. There is another way of getting things done. Give any effort at least 80% of your max. Perfection is not reality and striving for it can lead you to not try at all. Not being able to meet a goal to 100% can prevent you from taking important steps towards your goal. Say you want to start doing P90X. You try, but you can’t get through the whole…
  • Why I Shut Down My Fun and Profitable Business

    BeMail
    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

    BeMail
    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

    BeMail
    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…
 
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  • What if food is the answer to obesity and diabetes

    juicecleanseme
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:55 am
    It seems the government want to crack down on diabetes and they are promoting exercise in a big way, but what if food is the answer to obesity and diabetes? I have always focused mainly on exercise in my efforts to lose weight and get fit. I figured if I took part in exercise 4-6 times a week then I can eat what I like. That worked when I was younger but not so much as I got older. It was only after taking up vegetable juicing and dealing with my issues with food and being hungry that I began to experience my walk towards health. So what if food is the answer to obesity and diabetes? What if…
  • High Protein Diet vs High Carbohydrate Diet

    juicecleanseme
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:13 am
    I have recently come across a few people on YouTube who eat a high carbohydrate diet. I didn’t realise that kind of eating existed. The people who follow it eat plenty of pasta and huge amounts of fruit. That got me thinking about high protein diet vs high carbohydrate diet and whether one is better than the other. Loving balance I think I might actually enjoy both. A high protein day followed by a high carbohydrate day. High Protein Diet A high protein diet consists of keeping carbohydrates to a minimum. The most famous high-protein diet being The Atkins Diet. The idea is to increase…
  • Carrot Celery Red Bean Soup

    juicecleanseme
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Last weekend I made my first soup which I called Carrot Celery Red Bean Soup. I think I will be eating soup instead of vegetable juicing during the winter. Its just too cold. Although I miss not juicing this week. The last 10 days have been without any juicing at all and I feel a little “weighed down”. I always find juicing helps me feel light and empty – for want of a better way to describe it. My aim is to make soup and then strain out all the vegetables, leaving the juice of the soup only, but I didn’t do that this time (or with the soup I made today) however for…
  • Foods given up since vegetable juicing

    juicecleanseme
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:49 am
    Getting healthy is becoming somewhat of a minefield. What works for me might not work for you. There is a high protein low carb diet and a high carb low protein diet. For an average person like me who just wants to eat well and remain healthy it can be confusing and sometimes quite difficult. That’s why I chose vegetable juicing. There was nothing complicated about it. No calories to count or portions to weigh up. In fact one of the things I love the most about vegetable juicing is the fact that there is NOTHING  to cook at all! It appeals to the lazy cook (but happy eater) in me. If…
  • My Veganish Lifestyle

    juicecleanseme
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:17 am
    The food that I have been eating (or not eating) has played a huge part in my weight loss, which is why I am considering a veganish lifestyle that is powered by plants. I gave up milk, yoghurt and cheese around 10 weeks ago because I realized they may be the cause of some night time pain I was experiencing in both thighs. It made it difficult and uncomfortable to sleep. It was muscle / nerve ending pain rather than anything else. I thought bread (gluten/wheat) might be the problem but after several months of giving stuff up and eating it again I realized it was dairy. Since giving it up the…
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  • positively present picks: october 24, 2014

    positively present
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:23 am
    Source   "The October sun filled the world with mellow warmth...The maple tree in front of the doorstep burned like a gigantic red torch. The oaks along the roadway glowed yellow and bronze. The fields stretched like a carpet of jewels, emerald and topaz and garnet. Everywhere she walked the color shouted and sang around her... In October any wonderful unexpected thing might be possible." Elizabeth George   How to Instantly Connect with Someone : so simple, but powerful The Spark Notebook : a project I've been working on for awhileis really coming together. can't…
  • 7 lessons i learned from facing my fear

    positively present
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:23 am
      I've never been the type to think of facing fears as a good thing to do, but I discovered last week that it doing what scares you really will have some positive benefits.  Last week I was faced with a few situations that nervous me. I'm talking palm-sweating, heart-pounding nervous. It was the kind of nervous that transformed itself into fear, and my mind was racing with the various ways I could possibility avoid the situations, trying to rationalize how avoidance might, in fact, be the best option. (As you probably know: avoidance is rarely the best…
  • positively present picks: october 17, 2014

    positively present
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:57 am
      "Trust breeds magic." Tina Roth Eisenberg   Halloween Heart : a must have for all Halloween lovers! 4 Ways to Be Less Stressed Out Right Now : life's too short for stress Songza : how did I just find this?! it's essential for music lovers Childhood Advice I Finally Follow : old advice turns out to be good advice Thrive Box : happiness and inspiration delivered right to your door -- so fun! 21 Quick Ways to Make Someone Happy : make someone's day :) Harnessing Creativity : tips for cultivating a creative mind 5 Actions to Cut Down on Stress : things you can…
  • how to make your road well traveled (+ a giveaway!)

    positively present
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Source I've had travel on the brain lately since I recently booked a trip to Los Angeles, and I've been thinking about how travel is a great way to explore the world, see new things, and gain new perspectives. But travel isn't only about going to far-off lands and venturing to new cities. A well traveled life isn't just about boarding a plane and taking a vacation. It's also about making the most of the travel we do on a daily basis. Most of us travel every single day — driving to work or school, visiting friends, running errands, walking the dog. Every time we…
  • positively present picks: october 10, 2014

    positively present
    10 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Source   "When nothing is sure, anything is possible." Margaret Drabble   The Secret Ingredients to Being Positive : my interview on Dazzled Autumn Alphabet : now on Society6 (or get a printable version here) Yoga Poses to Undo a Day at a Desk : essential work-day relief 14 Reasons to be Excited about Fall : as shown by pets! 6 Lessons on Letting Go : it's so hard to do, but so important Create an Autumn Bucket List : autumn + list = awesome 10 Tips for Instagrammers : I love Instagram. Follow me here! Self Love Phone Wallpaper : love this Gala Darling…
 
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  • Waste or Resource? It’s All In Where You Put Things

    Asante George
    18 Oct 2014 | 8:09 am
    The picture accompanying this post features 3 items that are often treated as waste: grass trimmings, twigs, logs and large tree trimmings. However, when these resources are used effectively, they become valuable homestead resources. 1. Dried Grass Clippings are used to cover household compost. They serve the double purpose of helping to divert compostable materials from a landfill or sewer and turning those materials into rich fertile soil. 2. Twigs make great kindling for firewood. They can also become fuel for cooking over a rocket stove (a rocket stove is a very easy to make biomass…
  • Twinkies and The Age of Health Food Kids

    Asante George
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:20 am
    Watching Food Grow As I watched a small Toyota van drive by our street, I commented to my daughter, “I love those vans. They’re so small and compact. They look like Twinkies.” To this, my 9-year-old daughter replied in a disgusted tone, “I don’t know what a tween-kee is, but I DON’T think I’d like one.” Her response made me laugh so hard! My daughter really doesn’t know what a Twinkie is, yet she knows somehow that she doesn’t want one. Sometimes I forget that my little one’s “health food upbringing” means that…
  • My Morning Mojo

    Asante George
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:34 am
    It’s almost 6 am, and I’ve been up for about an hour working in my yard. The moon is still out, and the day is full of promise and potential. My little one, sensing that I am no longer in bed, has found her way to the front porch to join me. I’m getting my mojo, my inspiration, back. The realities that we have been facing, both in our lives and in our neighborhood, have given me the blues for a while. But this morning I woke up renewed and excited to continue work on my most functional piece of art to date: our little home. Homes, especially homesteads, are living things;…
  • Tent City USA: A Moving Documentary

    Asante George
    2 Oct 2014 | 1:57 pm
    Right now I’m watching an eye-opening documentary called Tent City USA on Netflix. Here is the Facebook page https://m.facebook.com/TentCityUsa. I haven’t finished watching the movie yet, but it has moved me so much that I had to share the experience with my readers. The film tells the story of a large group of homeless people and how they created a community of temporary shelters called “Tent City” in Nashville, TN. With the help of two committed local pastors, the residents of Tent City built a safe, stable community in which to reclaim their lives. This moving…
  • Mental Space, Homesteading, and Boundaries

    Asante George
    23 Sep 2014 | 8:49 am
    Mowing our yard the old-fashioned way My goal to build a city homestead for my daughter and I requires a lot of hard work. Whether it’s problem solving, figuring out how to build a system, or carrying out the physical work of homesteading (which, by the way, requires mental focus), my brain and body are almost always at work. Since embarking on this project, I’ve come to understand the “Nutty Professor” character. In everyday conversation I may appear scatter brained, because my mind is usually occupied with big things like reclaiming construction materials and…
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  • Who Said It Is Better on the Other Side

    theordinarybuddha
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:24 am
    What if it doesn’t get better on the other side? What if this is it? But the book says it gets better. That guy promised if I suffer now, it will be great then. She said to keep your eye on the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Grant Your Wish

    theordinarybuddha
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:43 am
    Do something unique today. Say a prayer. To you. Yes, given that you are part of the One and the One is all there is, you have the power to grant your prayers to you. Ask for whatever you wish and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The 9 Codes of the Wellness Warrior

    theordinarybuddha
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:24 am
    Warrior Code 1: Value Freedom Every Wellness Warrior’s values freedom at the top of the list. Freedom from . . . . Freedom from living according to the demands of others From the acting... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Take One More Step

    theordinarybuddha
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:02 am
    No matter how badly you feel. . . No matter how grey things look at the moment. . . No matter how pessimistic, depressed or gloomy you currently feel. . . No matter how many so-called friends have... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Self Help Overload

    theordinarybuddha
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:46 am
    Every where you turn, there is a program, seminar, firewalk, intensive in Fiji or something along these lines that is THE ONE; that is, it is the program that will finally work. Not like the prior... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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  • #TravelTuesday: The Big Move To Dubai

    30 Sep 2014 | 12:56 pm
    View From My Front DoorSeptember 24th marked my 2 month anniversary of moving to Dubai and I couldn't be happier with my decision. I had no idea what I was getting myself into when I decided to accept a flight attendant job in Dubai and move to the other side of the world but I'm glad I took a leap of faith and went for it. The last two months have been a complete rollercoaster of emotions for me, but lets start from the beginning.On July 24th 2014 I landed in the sweltering heat of Dubai with 50kg of my belongings, exhaustion from my 20+ hours of travel time with no sleep, and a…
  • #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 »
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  • I Dream of Hobbit!

    Rujuta Xavier
    8 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    When I work up I was still in shock! What a horrible dream it was. I checked the date on my phone and then felt the relief. I still had a little more than two months on hand. What did I dream you ask? I know, I know it’s in the title, but I can still pretend that you guys don’t know the subject of my dream right?Okay, I dreamt that I woke up and found out that The Hobbit – The Battle of The Five Armies had already been released…. A month ago! And here I was with all the world talking about how great the movie was and how touching was its ending and so on. And everybody was sporting…
  • My Quotes XIII

    Rujuta Xavier
    7 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    Because no one else is quoting my quotes I thought I'd quote them myself! ;) A day spent in action is better than a day spent in thoughts.Everything happens for a reason. And sometimes the reason is just to annoy you!If life doesn't suck, it regurgitates.Learning is easy, it's unlearning that makes life a challenge.With great power comes great electricity bills!Freedom and bondage are sometimes only a matter of perception.Follow your dreams, but don't fall off the edge.Do not pickle your regrets, they will just turn sour.
  • Tiger Killed A Boy

    Rujuta Xavier
    6 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    All this hullabaloo about the white tiger killing a boy who fell into the tiger's enclosure made me wonder about so many things.Over hyped media reaction? - Now I know its not every day that a person enters inside a tiger's enclosure in a zoo and never comes out alive. But I do feel that the whole incident was over-sensationalized. As soon as the news was reported the whole of Social Media was flooded with pictures and videos and various stories of what actually happened.The Blame Game - This one was the most amusing aftermath. Some were blaming the tiger, others the zoo authorities, some the…
  • The Spider and the Wall

    Rujuta Xavier
    4 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    Once upon a time there was spider. Lets call him Silly. Now one day, Silly the spider fell from his web, down on the floor. So Silly crawled towards the nearest wall and started climbing it. Silly must have just gotten some two feet above when he missed a step(well spiders have 8 legs, one of them is bound to go wrong!) and fell back down again. But Silly was not in the least perturbed by his fall, he began his endeavor all over again. And this time Silly managed to go beyond 5 feet and he could see his web glistening. Eagerly he sped his way up, little aware of another drop waiting him. And…
  • Catching a Sun Rise

    Rujuta Xavier
    3 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    After a very long time, I woke up at the first light of the day without the assistance of my alarm or my mom waking me up! Okay, maybe not the first light, more like the second or the third light!!! Anyways, I woke up before the sunrise, and what a wonderful feeling it was.Looking out the window, I could see the light creeping up upon a sleepy world, and that's when I decided to catch the sunrise. So I tip toed out to my balcony and peered outside, directing my gaze towards the East. And all I saw was Neem leaves! A Neem tree was blocking my view. Not being the one to be easily disheartened I…
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  • Defining Moments

    violet
    15 Oct 2014 | 12:37 pm
    When I think about my life, I realize things are constantly happening and that how I handle and respond to these happenings truly shape my future and that of the people around me. Since December 2013, when as a family we decided to move to Boulder, CO, I never imagined that I would face several serious safety scares, let alone the most defining one. I was running with my son, who was just 11 months at the time, and I slipped on some black ice, and he practically went plunging into an icy creek. On that particular day, I was so lucky that my son was completely unharmed and I just had some…
  • A Gift in the Chaos

    violet
    26 Sep 2014 | 2:48 pm
    Isn’t amazing how children open your eyes to the ever changing universe we live in? I must admit, I’m a creature of habit. I always have been up until the arrival of my son Christopher. All of a sudden order and structure, things I formerly cherished, went out the window. The exciting thing is that in exchange I realize the gift of constant change and growth arrived. So in all honesty, I don’t think I was able to embrace chaos as a gift until more recently. I’m a first time mommy, and as first time mommies go, I had perhaps an unrealistic idea of what life would be…
  • Kickin’ Chicken Burgers (gluten free)

    violet
    27 May 2014 | 2:54 pm
    In our home, we pride ourselves on traditions for holidays. There is something very fun and special about tradition and food is often a good way to mark a holiday. So…..this year I decided it was time to design a fun family burger for Memorial Day. The result was awesome if I do say so myself. These burgers are flavorful, juicy, and have just the right amount of heat. Try them yourself and let me know what you think. Kickin’ Chicken Burgers (gluten free) Recipe Ingredients: Homemade wing sauce (see below for recipe specifications, use full amount made in recipe) 2/3 cup of grated…
  • Mediterranean Quinoa Salad (gluten free)

    violet
    26 Apr 2014 | 3:53 pm
    I recently started getting a bi-weekly fresh produce box from Door to Door Organics, and I love it. I find myself exploring new vegetables in my cooking and it is great as it has gotten me out of the rut of making similar things all the time. Anyhow, this week my box had fresh zucchini. This inspired me to create the recipe I am going to share with you. It was really yummy and was a big hit with my son who is just 15 months old and can be a bit picky about food sometimes. Hope you enjoy this. It is healthy, gluten free and yummy so how can you go wrong? Mediterranean Quinoa Salad Recipe…
  • Mexican Crockpot Chicken (gluten free)

    violet
    3 Apr 2014 | 2:09 pm
    Somehow I have always associated Mexican food with being unhealthy…….the truth is it doesn’t have to be. I recently created this recipe that in addition to being tasty is also healthy and gluten free. I hope you enjoy it. I know both my husband and my 14 month old son did, and they can be tough customers!!!!! Mexican Crockpot Chicken Recipe Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil 16 oz. frozen tricolor peppers 12 oz. frozen sweet white corn 12 oz. can garbanzo beans, drained 2 tablespoons minced garlic 2 teaspoons of sea salt 1 tablespoon cumin 2 teaspoons onion powder 1 1/2…
 
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  • How to Deal with Negative People

    Jessica Sweet
    19 Oct 2014 | 2:15 pm
    At one point in your life or another, you have to learn how to deal with negative people.  I used to have a friend who, after a while, became consumed with negativity in her life. She always focused on what she didn’t have, what she’d lost, what other people had or the ways in which other people were planning to, or had already done something bad to her. It wasn’t as if she’d lost her mind. From the description above, it almost sounds like it though. No, she just became so consumed by negativity that she couldn’t focus on anything else. I’m sure you…
  • Self Care When You Don’t Like Your Job

    Jessica Sweet
    5 Oct 2014 | 6:46 pm
    When your heart is not in the work you’re doing, it’s even more important to attend to your own self care. If you loved your job, you could imagine more easily floating through your day and having the free time to do what you want and need to do to take care of yourself and the details that come with your life. But too often, work you don’t want to do comes with a schedule that doesn’t allow for your real life to fit into it. Which means your life gets crammed into about 2 square inches. If you’re strung out – not getting enough sleep, not eating well,…
  • What Do I Want To Do With My Life?

    Jessica Sweet
    21 Sep 2014 | 3:39 pm
    What do I want to do with my life? It’s a big question. And when it crosses your mind at 35, 40, 50 or older, it might feel like your answer should be “It’s too late to ask that NOW.” But it’s not. Because you’re alive.  And since that’s true you have every right, the responsibility, actually, to ask yourself, “What do I want to do with my life?” Remember when you started out, when you were running on pure energy and enthusiasm to find out what’s out there in the world? But now that you’ve made some choices and created…
  • 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…
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  • Do You Need To Be Needed?

    Yol Swan
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:55 am
    I grew up in a dysfunctional family where love was something I had to prove worthy of by behaving according to what was expected of me. My parents would say something like “being a good student,” but then show that it was something else through their attitudes, actions, and reactions. They really expected me to take responsibility for others. So…Read more
  • Do You Realize That Time + Energy = Your Life?

    Yol Swan
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:55 am
    We’re busy navigating and trying to make the best of our lives, so we often forget to check in with our inner voice to see where we’re at and where we’re headed. Most importantly, we neglect to ask ourselves if we still want to continue in the direction we’re going. Let’s be honest. You don’t always know where you’re headed…Read more
  • Are You Ready To Reinvent Yourself?

    Yol Swan
    8 Oct 2014 | 9:55 am
    People who dislike challenges think that a creative mind is something you’re either born with or not. These people tend to have a fixed mindset. Those who accept challenges as part of life believe that talent and skill are things you develop by doing stuff you’re not good at. They possess a growth-based, more flexible mindset. In which one of…Read more
  • How Much of a Perfectionist Are You?

    Yol Swan
    1 Oct 2014 | 9:55 am
    Perhaps you’ve noticed, like me, that creative minds tend to be perfectionists. And I’m going to guess that you’re also one of us. Because if you didn’t want to create a better life for yourself, you probably wouldn’t be reading this. ;-) There are always two sides to any equation, and being a perfectionist is no exception. The brighter side…Read more
  • 5 Tools To Manage Your Stress and Fear

    Yol Swan
    24 Sep 2014 | 9:55 am
    Can you think of at least 3 things that stress you out? I’m sure this is an easy request, since we live in such a taxing world. It fills our minds with bad news and all sorts of fears on a regular basis. If you fall prey to all this toxic energy, you’ll feel its effects on a physical, mental,…Read more
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  • All aboard the emotions express

    Tanya A. Goodman
    28 Sep 2014 | 5:40 pm
    Life was boundless when I was a teenager. Dreams and possibilities swirled through my mind. There were no limits. It seemed as if there would always be a tomorrow. As the years passed, I began to realize the wisdom of the earlier generation. “Life is short, enjoy it and don’t put things off. Tomorrow is not promised,” they used to remind me. I could hear tinkling like wind chimes in my mind when I read Jamie Lee Wallace’s (Suddenly Jamie) Sept. 20, 2014, post to her blog “Live to Write — Write to Live.” The theme was life is short. Indeed, life is short. Every morning I decide…
  • Thought Conditioner #17

    Tanya A. Goodman
    26 Sep 2014 | 4:36 pm
    Tanya A. Goodman:Believe that nothing is too good to be true, nothing is too good to happen and nothing is too wonderful to last. Originally posted on Jubilee Journey: Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us. Ephesians 3:20 Today, remind yourself that nothing is too good to be true. Your great hopes can be realized. Your most wonderful dreams can come true. All that you really need, you can have. An incredible goodness is operating in your behalf. If you are living a paltry life, resolve to stop it today.
  • Two things define you

    Tanya A. Goodman
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:35 pm
      Two things define you. Your patience when you have nothing And Your attitude when you have everything. Unknown  
  • Solitude, words, being … Merton

    Tanya A. Goodman
    16 Aug 2014 | 6:06 pm
    It is in deep solitude that I find the gentleness with which I can truly love my brothers. The more solitary I am, the more affection I have for them. It is pure affection, and filled with reverence for the solitude of others. Solitude and silence teach me to love my brothers for what they are, not for what they say. Tree over sun Now it is no longer a question of dishonoring them by accepting their fictions, believing in their images of themselves which their weakness obliges them to compose, in the wan work of communication. Yet there will, it is true, always remain a dialectic between the…
  • Thank you, my friends

    Tanya A. Goodman
    3 Aug 2014 | 1:37 pm
    Friends are like walls. Sometimes you lean on them, and sometimes it’s good just knowing they are there. — Unknown I felt moved today to thank everyone who has stopped by my place of words and inspiration. Thank you to those who landed on the doorstep and those who decided to come in and stay awhile. Thanks to those who, like old friends, return again and again and those who also tell their friends to come by and visit. I appreciate you. I am so grateful to connect with people all over the world. I am grateful to share my voice and appreciate the technology that carries it through the…
 
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  • When Was The Last Time You Felt Passionately Alive?

    Kathy Gottberg
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Remember back when you were a teenager and every thing that you did was either the beginning or the ending of the Universe as you knew it? The angst, the drama, the excitement, the thrill of life is usually never … Continue reading → You're reading When Was The Last Time You Felt Passionately Alive? 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 When Was The Last Time You Felt…
  • Money SMART At Any Age

    Kathy Gottberg
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    As most of you know Thom and I have been mainly self-employed since we got together over 37 years ago. Fortunately, we are currently more financially secure and wealthy than we’ve ever been throughout our lives. Are we rolling in money? … Continue reading → You're reading Money SMART At Any Age 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 Money SMART At Any Age appeared first on…
  • Five Big Ways My Marriage Differs From My Mother’s

    Kathy Gottberg
    10 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    This week Thom and I celebrate our 37th Wedding Anniversary. Whew! It’s strange to think that I’ve been married longer than many people I know have been alive. It’s even weirder to think that when we met all those many … Continue reading → You're reading Five Big Ways My Marriage Differs From My Mother’s 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 Five Big Ways My Marriage…
  • The Power, Mystery & Variety Of Prayer

    Kathy Gottberg
    5 Oct 2014 | 6:06 am
    A well-known study done in 2008 by Brandeis University reports that 90% of Americans believe in prayer. In fact, according to medical centers across our country, prayer is consider the most commonly used “alternative medicine” practiced. But what does that … Continue reading → You're reading The Power, Mystery & Variety Of Prayer 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…
  • 7 Things Mexico Taught Me Not To Take For Granted

    Kathy Gottberg
    28 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    There is nothing like traveling to another country to help you appreciate what you have back at home. It’s also easy here in the U.S. to take so much of what we have, and routinely do, for granted. So even … Continue reading → You're reading 7 Things Mexico Taught Me Not To Take For Granted 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 7 Things Mexico Taught Me Not To Take For Granted…
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    Compete Every Day

  • What If?

    Jake Thompson
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    “What if I told you that 10 years from now, your life would be exactly the same? I doubt you’d be happy. So, why are you so afraid of change?” – Karen Salmansohn Change is uncomfortable. It hurts. It’s awkward. We enjoy our comfort zone and everything knowable that happens there. Change is strange, it’s out there, it’s unknown. And with the unknown, comes fear. But with the unknown also comes new possibilities. Untapped opportunities. Limitless potential. The chance for greatness. If we did the exact same thing every day for the rest of our lives,…
  • Competitor of the Week: Page Austin

    Christine Reppa
    22 Oct 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 info@competeeveryday.com with the subject line “I Compete.” Full Name:  Page Austin Location:  Dallas, TX Social media links:  Facebook- Page Austin   Twitter- @Page_Austin     Instagram- @Page_Austin 1.  Tell us about yourself! A Texan of three years (I got here as quick as I could) who loves the Lord, CrossFit, my…
  • Point to The Horizon

    Melisa Aguilar-Rehm
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Want to know what book to read next? Ask your successful friends what they are reading. Ask those who inspire you who their favorite authors are and what they have recently read, and you’ll be sure to have a large list of books to choose from. I am in the middle of reading “A Million Miles in a Thousand Years” after Jake suggested my husband and I add it to our reading list. He’s blogged about this author before in a previous post here. And although I am not finished with the book just yet, I am already motivated to want to “write a better story” – Because I Haven’t Found My…
  • Always Do Your Best

    Jake Thompson
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Do you work for the applause? Or for the end goal?  “Never stop doing your best just because someone doesn’t give you credit.” Work relentlessly for you, and only you. Do not wait for the crowd’s applause or your critics to eat crow. Press forward because you know what is right and the pursuit of excellence is your goal. Compete.      
  • Monday Morning Motivation: 10.20.14

    Jake Thompson
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
     
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    Stacia Pierce | Life Coach 2 Women

  • Your Mouth Matters

    Stacia Pierce
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:20 pm
    You’ve been equipped with an incredible power that can help you achieve your dreams and goals. This power can even bring healing to your body and clarity to your mind. This incredible, simple, powerful tool is one that you use every day: the words of your mouth. If you’re like most men, you say about […]
  • 37 Journaling Secrets for Increase and Success Attraction

    Stacia Pierce
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:23 am
          In my 37 Journaling Secrets to Success Attraction Course I’m sharing with you a set of very specific insights, rules of success and action steps that you can use to achieve extreme success that would otherwise be highly unlikely or impossible for you to attain. Whether you’re an author, entrepreneur, schoolteacher, college […]
  • Meditation: The Entrepreneur’s Medication

    Stacia Pierce
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:05 am
    Entrepreneurs and professionals tend to live busy, hectic lives. We go from meeting to meeting and from phone call to phone call. We travel often and rest little. This lifestyle is usually a necessary part of growing your business or advancing in your career. Living in an eternal state of busyness though, can ultimately be […]
  • 9 Things Gratitude Can Do to Increase Your Business Fast

    Stacia Pierce
    8 Oct 2014 | 9:57 pm
    You may have read about having an ‘attitude of gratitude’ and how beneficial it can be to your personal well-being. Many people are aware of the importance of living a life of gratitude, but don’t realize the great impact that it can have on one’s career and business! We live in a society, and especially […]
  • Why Writing Lists is Still Relevant and Important

    Stacia Pierce
    1 Oct 2014 | 9:20 am
    If you are stressed out and feeling overwhelmed in your life, your business or both, it’s likely that one key element is missing. It’s a method that some consider old-school, but it’s extremely important: list-writing. Most of us understand the usefulness of lists under certain circumstances. We never go to the grocery store without a […]
 
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    Inspiyr.com

  • 8 Simple Ways To Maximize Your Workout (And Save Time!)

    Jessica Neville
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    In the hustle and bustle of today, it’s often hard to find the time to exercise. However, a good workout is the key to relieving stress, being strong, and looking and feeling good about yourself, which is why it is important and well worth it to make the time. Believe it or not, it is possible to get an effective workout in half an hour if you maximize your workout. So make the most of the time you have rather than stressing about the time you don’t have for working out. Here are eight things you can do to supercharge your workout – improving the efficiency, strength and time spent…
  • 4 Ways To Actually Fulfill Every Dream On Your Bucket List

    Nick Unsworth
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    I’ve always been a high achiever, which means I’m the type of person who’s constantly taking action. Early in my career, I jumped from business to business, with the end goal of discovering my purpose so I could live my dreams. I ended up building a successful Facebook marketing company and made it my goal to sell it by the time I turned 30. As it turned out, I did sell my business. I made more money than I’d ever had, moved to San Diego, and got a home right on the water. After moving in, I stood on my balcony, looked out at the ocean, and cried. I was single, I was alone, and I felt…
  • Traveling Soon? Stay Healthy With These 9 Tips

    René Banglesdorf
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    We often hear that hospitals and airplanes are the biggest cultivators of germs. That’s bad news for those germaphobes who must travel by air! Reducing the risk of getting sick can make your trip less stressful, whether it’s across the globe or around the corner. There are a few easy things you can do to stay healthy and make sure that your travel doesn’t involve a trip to the local pharmacy or ER. How To Stay Healthy While You Travel 1. Drink lots of water. Everybody says it, I know, but it’s even more important when you’re flying. The lower air pressure can cause dehydration and…
  • Think Like A Winner: 4 Ways To Believe Your Way To Success

    Jamelle Sanders
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    What’s the most important ingredient in success? While networking and personal development are important, the thing that is often missing from the conversation is mindset. You have probably heard many times that successful people think differently. However, the bigger question is this: how do you develop a success mentality? What challenges do you have to overcome to think at the next level? You can achieve success in every area of your life if you think like a winner. How To Develop A Winning Mentality 1. Make a decision. If you want to live the life of your dreams, it starts with a…
  • How To Stop Making Excuses And Start Getting Sh!t Done

    Audra Dittlinger
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Excuses, excuses. It seems that it’s human nature to constantly make excuses for ourselves and others. But how can we break away from it? The most unhealthy device we allow ourselves on a daily basis is the capacity to make excuses, in an effort to push ideas and healthy actions away. What are we really doing when we make excuses? We’re allowing ourselves to justify our decision to avoid a certain task or behavior. The bottom line? By making excuses, we’re accepting the least amount of momentum possible from ourselves. So why do we do this? An excuse is just our mind’s way of telling…
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    The Law of Attraction Library

  • Law of Attraction NewsMay 6, 2007

    Richard Ingersoll
    25 Oct 2014 | 4:24 am
    Welcome to Law of Attraction News! I hope you will enjoy the new style for the newsletter! For a year now I’ve been publishing the Law of Attraction News Bi-Weekly and the response has been very favorable. So, I’ve decided to change the format some and go to a weekly newsletter. As always I really enjoy your feedback on the newsletter so keep it coming. Well, let’s get started with your first tip for Applying the Law of Attraction! Write down what you want. So few people create a list of what it is they want out of life, and even fewer people actually put it down on paper.
  • Robert Morgens FREE Meditation Course

    Richard Ingersoll
    18 Oct 2014 | 4:20 am
    Every once and a while I come across something I believe my friends and subscribers would benefit from.  This meditation course is one of them. Robert Morgens FREE Meditation Course:A free, instantly downloadable Introduction to Meditation course with 10 mp3 Guided meditation lessons. Republished by Blog Post PromoterThe post Robert Morgens FREE Meditation Course appeared first on The Law of Attraction Library.
  • Manifesting Extra money is Delightfully Simple

    Richard Ingersoll
    13 Oct 2014 | 10:27 am
    Have you any doubt that manifesting money is easy? It truly is exceptionally simple to manifest precisely what you desire, but not in the method that you believe. Worthless affirmations and envisioning 5 minutes at a time will certainly not suffice. Among the first things people do when they come across the law of attraction is to dig into creating a business or playing the sweepstakes with the hopes of manifesting money quickly. This is the worst mistake. They work non-stop getting their business working and then when this doesn’t work they try one attempt after another. Normally this only…
  • Problems People Have with the Law of Attraction

    Richard Ingersoll
    11 Oct 2014 | 5:28 am
    The Law of Attraction seems so easy for some. Others try and try and have no success. They wonder why this should be true. There are some very good reasons why people have problems using the Law of Attraction. The most obvious answer to the question of why it isn’t working is that you might be expecting to instantaneously have what you ask for. You have to realize that you are simply sending out positive energy surrounding a subject. You must trust the Law of Attraction to send it back to you in its time. When trying to use the Law of Attraction, you may find that you are always…
  • Finding Purpose in Your Life

    Richard Ingersoll
    11 Oct 2014 | 4:13 am
    No one ever seems to talk about how to find your purpose in life. It is just supposed to be something you know innately, like breathing. Unfortunately for many — myself included — life without a purpose seems to be a reality. It is easy to get caught up in depression or anxiety if you cannot figure out where you want to go next. Fortunately, there is a way to find your purpose in life. If you are willing to believe that you are a worthwhile person and that you deserve good things, you can bring a better future to yourself through the law of attraction. Bring in the Positive The…
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    Squirrelosophy–Life by Bob the Squirrel

  • BIGGEST BOB BOOK COLLECTION EVER!!!!!!

    bobtsquirrel
    25 Oct 2014 | 10:09 am
    there's more to bob than just a pretty tail...SQUIRRELOSOPHY! also check out the main site...BOB THE SQUIRREL! To cap off the 2014 season, we have “same Squirrel, different day…” a SQUIRRELOSOPHY collection that has turned out to be the BIGGEST BOB BOOK EVER! It’s a whopping 160 pages of your favorite tree rat. Pick up this monster […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post BIGGEST BOB BOOK COLLECTION EVER!!!!!! appeared first on Squirrelosophy–Life by Bob the Squirrel.
  • hashtag self esteem

    bobtsquirrel
    24 Oct 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 hashtag self esteem appeared first on Squirrelosophy–Life by Bob the Squirrel.
  • New Bob Collection!

    bobtsquirrel
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:52 am
    there's more to bob than just a pretty tail...SQUIRRELOSOPHY! also check out the main site...BOB THE SQUIRREL! It’s here! The 2014 Bob the Squirrel Collection of 2014’s greatest hits and misses. It’s called generic, but trust me… it’s just as good as name brand. No skimping on Bob for this book. Click here to grab yours now! The post New Bob Collection! appeared first on Squirrelosophy–Life by Bob the Squirrel.
  • inside joke

    bobtsquirrel
    22 Oct 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 inside joke appeared first on Squirrelosophy–Life by Bob the Squirrel.
  • pumpkin

    bobtsquirrel
    20 Oct 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 collection generic bob   along with all the other Bob the Squirrel books… if you haven’t already. The post pumpkin appeared first on Squirrelosophy–Life by Bob the Squirrel.
 
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    Simply Intentional

  • A Better Way To Forgive

    23 Oct 2014 | 4:30 pm
    I am always at choice as to how I respond to someone else's behavior.  And - I can believe that I have even drawn some people into my life for an experience that will require forgiveness. But, sometimes, while I do know that forgiveness, in the long run, is really for me, I still am challenged by the rituals required to look past a hurt or grievance that was done to me.  Maybe the problem is that I am pushed and prodded toward forgiveness practices as the ONLY way to heal my soul.  Do I need to work at forgiveness?  Do I need to practice it regularly?Instead, why can't I…
  • How To Collaborate With Life

    22 Oct 2014 | 8:22 am
    "We should know that the consciousness of good acts as a law of right action.  A consciousness of good, as it increases, always produces new and better circumstances in one's environment." Ernest Holmes, How to Use the Science of Mind. That advice seems counter to the work harder, better, faster, stronger notion.  Set ambitious goals.  Get more done in less time.  Keep pushing forward.  Don't quit.  If you want it done right, you have to do it yourself.So, do we only need to have a consciousness of good in order to achieve our desires?  Or must we work hard…
  • Have An Amazing Weekend

    18 Oct 2014 | 8:01 am
    As I've been walking and driving around town, I've noticed some pretty elaborate decorations for Halloween.  It's inspired me to get into the festivities a little bit so I'm off to do some shopping and then spread a few cobwebs, spiders, jack-o-lanterns and ghouls around our house.  What are you doing this weekend?   I hope it's an amazing weekend and here are a few fun and inspiring links from around the web....A strategy to avoid stressWant to be happy?  Buy experiences, not thingsIt's not too late to change bad habits7 ways to increase your mental energy right nowTurbo…
  • Sidestep Stressful Thinking

    15 Oct 2014 | 5:06 pm
    Some days, I let the grind of life really get to me.  And, while I would like to blame outside factors - my work, the errands I need to run, the laundry that needs to be done - it's really ME who's creating the stress in my day.I tell myself the story that cleaning the house is boring so I'll do it later.  And, I determine that getting home to walk the dog is much more important than staying late to file away completed work.  And, I continue to eat out, blaming lack of time to get to the grocery store and stock up on healthy food.Rather than look for the good in what I'm…
  • Have A Wonderful Weekend

    11 Oct 2014 | 11:41 am
    We're in Phoenix this weekend for my mother-in-law's wedding.  She's 83 and still very spunky - including the pre-wedding jitters and stress.  I guess some things never go away.  Hope you have a wonderful weekend and here are a few fun and inspiring links from around the web...7 steps to reinventing yourself and reach your goalsFinding your acceptable level of discomfort7 actionable steps to stop success from slipping through your fingers3 lessons on creating trust'Maximizer' or "Satisficer' - which are you?Made me smileThe votes are in: the best places to be an expatWhy you…
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    Inspiring Evolution

  • Roles People Play

    Baldeep Kaur
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:51 pm
    In the journey of life, don’t expect love from me, I have nothing to give, except abuses and humiliation, I will destroy your self-esteem, I will challenge your courage, your strength, I am your nemisis. ~~~ In the journey of life, I will love you like no on else, protect your fragility and innocence, keep your roots intact, […]
  • A lost box

    Baldeep Kaur
    23 Sep 2014 | 11:50 pm
    A poem on losing oneself in someone else's world.
  • 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 […]
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    Pinch Me Living with Bernadette Logue - Unleash Personally & Professionally

  • Are You Taking Things Too Seriously?

    Bernadette Logue
    18 Oct 2014 | 2:30 am
    Life can get heavy. It can get very serious. Even in the simple routine of day to day life, we carry with us many responsibilities and requirements to fulfil. We can lose perspective of what is most meaningful, valuable and important. We can end up taking things too seriously, taking ourselves too seriously and... Read More Continue reading Are You Taking Things Too Seriously? on Pinch Me Living with Bernadette Logue - Unleash Personally & Professionally
  • A Tip for Releasing People You No Longer Want in Your Life

    Bernadette Logue
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:33 pm
    There are times when you are ready to detach from certain people in your life, to release them and move on. This might be in your personal or professional networks. Relationships can naturally evolve or devolve as individuals grow and experience this journey of life. There is nothing wrong with that. As the saying... Read More Continue reading A Tip for Releasing People You No Longer Want in Your Life on Pinch Me Living with Bernadette Logue - Unleash Personally & Professionally
  • The Hidden Meaning in Your Life Challenges

    Bernadette Logue
    6 Oct 2014 | 10:51 pm
    Challenges hold meaning. The specific challenges you face right now have meaning. There are things you need to know about challenges that will shift your perspective of life and allow you to be more peaceful and powerful in the face of adversity. As you listen to this message, I want you to keep in mind the particular... Read More Continue reading The Hidden Meaning in Your Life Challenges on Pinch Me Living with Bernadette Logue - Unleash Personally & Professionally
  • A Quick Tip for Your Meditation Practice

    Bernadette Logue
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:12 pm
    Here is a quick tip to support your meditation practice. This tip is applicable whether you meditate regularly and are advanced in your practice, or you’re a beginner, or perhaps you’ve never tried meditation before and you’d like to get started today! If you’re interested in trying a guided visualisation for meditation, here are several popular free audios for you... Read More Continue reading A Quick Tip for Your Meditation Practice on Pinch Me Living with Bernadette Logue - Unleash Personally & Professionally
  • How to Get Out of Overwhelm

    Bernadette Logue
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:54 pm
    Struggling to juggle everything? Feeling overwhelmed? Too much to do and too little time? This is for you! I’ve created this free talk in both audio and written transcript to support you with practical ways to get out of overwhelm. I’m sharing this message with you now because I’ve had numerous people reaching out to me in the last 3 weeks across social... Read More Continue reading How to Get Out of Overwhelm on Pinch Me Living with Bernadette Logue - Unleash Personally & Professionally
 
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    InspirationsWeb

  • Indian Halloween Costumes for Women

    Jay B
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Stand out from the crowd with the Indian Halloween Costumes for Women. Go tribal for your Trick and Treat evening. When considering your choice for this occasion, a traditional favourite is the Native American for women and the Pocahontas Costume.  This is rich is culture and history and is ideal as a family-friendly outfit. These […]The post Indian Halloween Costumes for Women appeared first on InspirationsWeb.
  • Smart Digital Calorie Counting Scales

    Jay B
    14 Oct 2014 | 1:03 pm
    Being healthy is on everyone’s mind these days. Everyone wants to be sure of having a balanced diet and consuming the right and appropriate calories, carbs , proteins and so on. But most times it is extremely hard to keep track of the nutritional value of our meals. The Orange Chef Co. Smart Food Counting […]The post Smart Digital Calorie Counting Scales appeared first on InspirationsWeb.
  • Creative Food Photos

    Jay B
    28 May 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Creative Food Photos showcases some stunning work done by creative professionals to arrange food in very artistic ways and transformed with photography skills.  Photo manipulation is used to create the end result which looks stunning and recreates the artist’s imagination. In this post we will look at photo manipulations with food such as fruits, milk, […]The post Creative Food Photos appeared first on InspirationsWeb.
  • Creative Resumes

    Jay B
    27 May 2014 | 10:00 pm
    The job market is highly competitive these days. no wonder why smarter people are trying to work on their resumes to be more eye catching to stand out from the crowd. We take a look at some very creative resumes for your inspiration. These resumes look very well designed and detail out the important information […]The post Creative Resumes appeared first on InspirationsWeb.
  • World Cup Logos 1930 to 2014

    Jay B
    26 May 2014 | 10:00 pm
    As the World Cup in Brazil is nearing, we take a look at the past World Cup Logos 1930 to 2014 to see how the designs have evolved over the years. The logo creates the identity of World Cup event.  Uruguay 1930 The very first World Cup and the very first poster for this tournament. […]The post World Cup Logos 1930 to 2014 appeared first on InspirationsWeb.
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    Beta Motivation » Everything

  • ❼ Do You Know You Caused Happiness Last Week?

    Kola
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Allow me to take a second to tell you how awesome you are. Yes, YOU. Enjoy! xo Prefer to Read? Click Here You Made a BIG Difference Last week, I put up a video about my sister and how she is making a difference through HIV research. Within just a few hours, so many of you had watched and shared the video all over the internet. You didn’t have to do that but you did and it means so much. My Belief About Little Things We Do. I have this belief that sometimes we do really small things without thinking too much of our actions. But what we don’t consider is that those tiny things can…
  • ❼ 7 Powerful Wise Sayings for Men With Big Dreams

    Kola
    16 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    I found these wise sayings to be incredibly powerful and perfect for men with big dreams. Enjoy and make sure you share with your guy friends. Safety is an illusion. Live your life to the fullest. Live with no regrets. Dissatisfied? Good. Want more for yourself? Good. Ready to do the work? Anyone who says your dreams are impossible lacks vision. You should not hang around them. You don’t have to have it all figured out. Mindset trumps strategy. Always. “Someday” doesn’t exist. Today is the day. Right now is the time to take the next right step. To live your dream is to…
  • ❼ My Sister Raised $20,000 in One Night

    Kola
    12 Oct 2014 | 12:20 pm
    I just want to take a minute embarrass my older sister because I know she will not share this information even though I am dying for her to do it! Enjoy xo Prefer to Read? Click Here Quick Background on How Crazy This Girl Is When we were kids, my sister was one of the smartest in her class. She was always one of the first 10 in a class of 1000 people. Super smart. She was studying to become a doctor but despite all of this, my sister has always been very artistic. She would do paper mache figurines, clay figurines, and she was (and still is) outstanding at drawing. Even though she has never…
  • ❼ I Messed Around and Drew You Something

    Kola
    10 Oct 2014 | 7:09 am
    Think of this less as an actual blog post and more as an experiment. Laugh your tail off at the video or read the text version and let me know what you think! Prefer to Read? Click Here The video is wayyy more fun (and only 1 min or so) but if you must read, then here we go :) Basically, what’s going on here is that I recently picked up drawing. Naturally, this caused me to wonder if I can somehow incorporate my drawings into future blog posts. But first, I need to make sure that people can actually recognize the things that I draw. Here’s something I drew last night. Don’t…
  • ❼ My Policy Against Vulnerability and Close Relationships

    Kola
    3 Oct 2014 | 9:51 am
    I have a personal policy against vulnerability, excessively close relationships and, most importantly, crying. I believe that other people can (and probably should) cry in front of others but not me. I’m not about that life. I prefer to be strong. I prefer to have my act together. I prefer to not need people. And, usually, this approach works for me. Unfortunately, however, there are some crucial moments when my eyeballs develop a mind of their own and refuse to cooperate. Last weekend was a prime example. I was sitting and minding my own business at the influence conference when a very…
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    My Success Journey

  • Journey To Success is Still Not Happen

    Faisal M
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:09 am
    A  Year Missing but I'm Back ......It has been a year I didn't update this blog. Too many thing is happen to me. I'm not stay with my mother anymore. I'm already migrated to another place after two years living with my mother. Now I'm back together with my family. My wife is still pursuing her doctorate study.And  me .....My journey to success is still in struggling phase. Although it already a year but I'm still not getting there. However the journey is changed a bit. Now I'm pursuing study in Master and at the same time I'm already working as a technical manager at highway…
  • Business Start-up: it is Not Just About Technical Knowledge

    Faisal M
    10 Oct 2013 | 9:28 am
    After Five Years The Business CollapsedWithout proper business knowledge, the business will fail. Technical knowledge alone is not the guarantee your business will succeed. Combining both are essential but there are more than that. Two major factors that can contribute to your business success. Feel free to read it below :Business Start-up: It is not about technical knowledge  
  • If You Want To Go Faster, Slow Down.

    Faisal M
    23 Sep 2013 | 7:56 am
     DARREN HARDY : THE COMPOUND EFFECTYes, indeed. I just read about it in Darren Hardy blog post Cooking Up Success.You need to slow down a bit to go faster if you want to succeed in any part of your life.Nowadays, you will receives a lot of information how to make you life success. Most of it is about financial. How are you going to make money a lot and fast. I bet your inbox email is bombarded with a lot of marketing Gurus' trying to suck money from you.I read a sample chapter of The Compound Effect wrote by Darren Hardy. The book is very good and will open your eyes and make you…
  • Hopefully Mr Jones Will Succeed.

    Faisal M
    8 Sep 2013 | 12:40 am
    Sure Mr Jones is Going To Survive. If He Willing To Push ... The Question is will he ... ?Succeed for you businessThis is the story of ordinary people who trying to make a fortune by making his new form company succeed. He did not know if he can make it or not but he have to make it happen. As +Donald Trump said " you better think big and kick ass".Read the story of Mr Jones Mr Jones Journey to Success
  • If You Asking Correctly, You Will Get It.

    Faisal M
    3 Aug 2013 | 1:48 am
    I Just received the powerAsk Correctly And Precisely To Get What You Want.  Its already a month since my last post. I still struggle to complete my job.  The job has been delayed for 3 months because of the drawing change.However I'm still looking for my resources to make my other plans work.    A few week ago, I clean my old stuff. I found a book wrote by +Anthony Robbins . The title is Unlimited Power : The New Science Of Personal Achievement. I'm already read it before and  already forgot about the content. Then I decided I need to read it again.Suddenly it is…
 
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    Professor Jacob Abraham

  • Life is a horrible dream

    Jacob Abraham
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:20 pm
    Life is a horrible dream to rise to a beautiful reality.I believe in afterlife. I am not scientifically sure of afterlife. If there is no such thing I lose nothing by believing in it. If there will be an afterlife, my hope won’t be at loss. The expectation of a more blessed and glorious life after this fretful life is a consolation. Man lives on such consolations. Every dream of a better tomorrow is an uncertainty and an abstract platform on which we live today.That is why I believe in after life.I have no intention of passing on a negative message to the readers by calling life on this…
  • How to face challenges

    Jacob Abraham
    13 Aug 2014 | 1:24 am
    Running away only increases the distance Running away from a problem only increases the distance between you and the problem. It does not solve any problem.I too agree with many present day motivators that perception and description can create a difference. How we perceive a situation and how we describe a situation is very important in overcoming or conquering the situation. The perception has a key role. The description continues the perception. You may solve, overcome and conquer the situation according to your perception and the description of that perception.Empowering words applied to…
  • The ant and the mystery of the world

    Jacob Abraham
    14 Jul 2014 | 4:07 am
    This is not a statement on any scientific truth; this is only a moral story. Our story narrates one of the many strange experiences an ant goes through in his life. Some of them reveal the mystery of the world, while some others are everyday experience with no philosophical insights. In fact all experiences in our life are philosophical statements since everything speak about the mysterious thing called life.One day the ant was roaming aimlessly. Its stomach was full. The air was calm and comfortable. Since the ant was not used to sit idle, it came out of the anthill hoping to have another…
  • Want to see stars?

    Jacob Abraham
    3 Jul 2014 | 12:43 am
    All of us are afraid of darkness.Animals are not afraid of darkness like men. Some animals and birds prey in the night. Some animals have better vision in the night.But night always frightens human beings.We are afraid of night because of the ferocious and poisonous animals that roam in the dark. Then poisonous snakes, scorpions, lions and such animals have no problem in attacking others during the day. These animals may be roaming in the night because night is calmer with fewer enemies. It may be easy for them to prey during the night than the day. No snake comes out of its hole with the…
  • Honor is death in war

    Jacob Abraham
    30 Jun 2014 | 11:32 pm
    “Die in harness” (death in harness) means to die with armor on; to die while actively engaged in work or duty.This phrase is often used to refer to Government or Non government servants who die while in active service.The phrase has roots in Roman culture and tradition.In ancient Roman culture, all soldiers were dedicated as bridegrooms to the goddesses of war. They were not permitted to marry or have a family. They were 24x7 soldiers. Once they joined the military service, they discarded all ties with their family. All of them were unmarried young men. But as time went on certain freedom…
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    Coaching Positive Performance

  • 10 Easy to implement stress reduction strategies

    Carthage
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:57 am
    10 Easy to implement stress reduction strategies Stress is amajor problem in the modern working environment. Many people are experiencing stress but attempt to ignore it until they are forced to deal with the issue. If you adopt this approach; by the time you accept that you have stress related issues and attempt to tackle them; the issues will be far more [...] Coaching Positive Performance - Eliminate Stress; Maximise Performance
  • 5 Simple steps to controlled risk taking

    Carthage
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:55 am
    5 Simple steps to controlled risk taking It amazes how many people refuse to pursue their goals and dreams because of the level of risk involved. They allow fear to overcome them and, when they see the effort required to achieve their goals, all they see is the high level of risk taking that is involved. In a sense, they are right; [...] Coaching Positive Performance - Eliminate Stress; Maximise Performance
  • The truth about procrastination. What you need to know

    Carthage
    8 Oct 2014 | 10:36 am
    The truth about procrastination. What you need to know Most people are intelligent. They have the capacity to overcome just about any problem that they face so, why do they struggle to overcome a seemingly small problem like procrastination? Procrastination is an issue that many people face yet few of them ever really overcome the issue. That suggests that it is not a lack [...] Coaching Positive Performance - Eliminate Stress; Maximise Performance
  • How to maintain perspective when things go wrong

    Carthage
    6 Oct 2014 | 7:59 am
    How to maintain perspective when things go wrong Most of us overreact from time to time, either positively or negatively. How you react to events is one of the key factors in determining whether or not you will experience stress and, if you do experience stress, it can determine the extent of that stress. If you fail to maintain perspective, you can experience [...] Coaching Positive Performance - Eliminate Stress; Maximise Performance
  • How to avoid making excuses

    Carthage
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:30 pm
    How to avoid making excuses Building self discipline is all about putting an end to excuses.  It's about taking responsibility for your behavior and your life.  It's about getting the most out of all life has to offer. And, if you want to get the most out of life, you have to get up off of your backside and . [...] Coaching Positive Performance - Eliminate Stress; Maximise Performance
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    Explore Beyond the Usual™

  • Opening the Heart: A Personal Transformational Journey with my Book

    19 Oct 2014 | 3:58 pm
    I know that I wrote about how the Opening the Heart: Meditations on How to Be project began in my “Adventures in Publishing” post some time ago (Click here to read)  but I have been reflecting... CLICK ON LINK TO READ FULL POST
  • The Red Button version of The War of the Worlds...by H.G. Wells

    29 Sep 2014 | 4:56 pm
    Just to bring everyone up to date. In my next book, ‘The Antikythera and The Source’, my character—The Source, who was Theoclea (The Delphic Oracle) eons ago finds herself in the world of the... CLICK ON LINK TO READ FULL POST
  • 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
 
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    Pi values!

  • Lessons for a father - Taking Care Of The Whole Organism

    19 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Image Courtesy: WikimediaWe are all a part of a multi-cellular organism called the world. We are also the components of our familial and professional structure. From playing the part of individual cells and doing very specific functions to working with other "cells" towards the overall good of the entire system, we do it all. In doing all this, we work in a system, I think, that resembles the human body in more ways than one.The skeletal system can quite easily be the core values that hold us strong as beings. The skin and muscles are what we have to offer - our art, our interface to the…
  • Lessons for a father - And The Nobel Goes To...

    12 Oct 2014 | 11:33 pm
    Image Courtesy: @NobelPrizeThe Nobel Peace Prize for this year was announced this week, and just like culture and history India and Pakistan now share a Nobel between them. The announcement is iconic in a lot of ways but very well deserved. Both the Nobel laureates continue to lead the world and act as shining lights in the lives of many in the world.But, winning the Nobel doth not maketh a good leader, does it? So what is it in Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzay that makes people follow them? Courage. A lot of courage.From the day Malala was shot by the Taliban to the first day that…
  • Lessons for a father - Do You Like To Breathe?

    12 Oct 2014 | 3:36 pm
    Image Courtesy: FlickrSeriously, do you like to breathe? And this is not a loaded scientific-environmental question. Just a simple, do you like breathing? If, like me, your answer is in the affirmative, then you must also realize how important breathing is for us. It is so important, in fact, that without it we would not survive for too long.How much continuous and conscious thought do we, then, put in to something that our life depends on? I give it next to nothing. I do not think about breathing all day. I feel a need to breathe and, without any thought whatsoever, I breathe in response.If,…
  • Lessons for a father - Multitasking Is A Myth

    28 Sep 2014 | 11:15 pm
    Image Courtesy: FlickrThere always seems to be a very human need to better ourselves. Sometimes this need manifests itself with our attempt to do multiple things at the same time. What we are doing, however, when we are multi-tasking is really just creating a perception of doing multiple things at the same time.Human beings, that's us, are really like single core microprocessors. Under the guise of doing multiple things at the same time, what we are really doing is doing one thing for part of the time before we move to the next thing and then doing that for a little while. There is no…
  • Lessons for a father - Life On Fire

    21 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Image Courtesy: FlickrA friend of mine recently re-introduced me to the works of a 13th century Persian poet known more popularly in the English-speaking world simply as Rumi. One of his more famous quotes goes thus:Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.It has become one of my personal favorites. The words of Rumi hold a lot of meaning. They speak of passion and true friendship and belief. All things that we can do a little more with. Here is what I think Rumi was talking about:Believing in ourselves: No one ever and anywhere will believe in us and our abilities if…
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    Serene Reflection

  • Poems: Bridging The Illusory Divide

    Sangeeta
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:12 am
    Love is unconditional. It has no beginning, nor end. It cannot be switched on or off Much as one may pretend. Relationships are a different thing There is a ‘you’, and ‘me’, and a ‘we’ there Either bridges are built together, Then sustained with attentive care, Or to neglected ruin they fall Unable to accommodate Conflicting needs and wants, Routine wear and tear To confuse the two Is to err Love is synonymous with being Flow, a background that is just there To ground it in the day to day living together One has to become present, responsive, aware, Remembering the choices,…
  • Beyond Drama

    Sangeeta
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:59 am
    Victim, Villain, Hero, Sage. Captivating roles that keep us engaged. What would it be like to see the long repeating patterns in our relationships in a different light? What would it be like to be free of these old, habitual stories and their consequent drama and trauma? I shared the poem below on Facebook a few days back and it struck a chord with many of the readers. Based on their response, I feel that tapping it in with EFT may be helpful, in resigning from any dramatic roles one may have auditioned or signed up for, and choosing freedom instead. We seek the exact match To the frequency…
  • A Powerful Centering Tool

    Sangeeta
    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

    Sangeeta
    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

    Sangeeta
    4 Sep 2014 | 10:41 am
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    Live Well - Mind Fuel Daily

  • The Beauty of Me

    MindFuelDaily
    25 Oct 2014 | 8:39 am
    The story of Stephanie M.I was always different, never quite fitting in anywhere. My school years were spent trying to laugh off the names and hurtful remarks. I was extremely tall, extremely skinny, extremely awkward, and extremely weird.When I finished school and entered the adult world I thought things would change. I was wrong. The only thing that changed was the size of the playground and the bullies were a little taller. Work was almost as bad a nightmare as school.And I was still strange.Then one day a doctor whispered a word to me that changed my life. Asperger’s. It did not take…
  • Our Emotional Response to Yoga Poses

    MindFuelDaily
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:59 am
    We know that yoga asanas are intended to have particular effects on the physical body. Muscles, ligaments and tendons are all stretched and strengthened by individual asanas and sequences of yoga poses. Circulation is improved; individual organs and the body’s systems are nourished by yoga. This partly accounts for the general feeling of well being we experience after a good yoga class or session. As particular yoga asanas can target different areas of the body, it may be no surprise that they can also impact us on an emotional level.Body MemoryThe theory of body memory is based on the idea…
  • Catch Your Breath: Live Well

    MindFuelDaily
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:48 am
    The Physical, Mental, and Emotional Benefits of Breathing ProperlyBreathing comes naturally, however most have abandoned the most effective technique of breathing over the years which is how infants breathe. Notice how their tummies expand as they inhale and relax inward as they exhale. This is how we can catch our breath and live well.Breathing with PurposeDeep breathing is an exercise.Our bodies are designed to release toxins through breathing. When we don’t breathe properly toxins aren’t released effectively and this causes our organs to work harder.Those involved with healing the mind…
  • Mosaics, Disparate Pieces Comprising Unity in Art

    MindFuelDaily
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:36 am
    Being connected to the world around us, to the people and places that we love, is an innate yearning toward which we continually strive. A relatively recent resurgence in the ancient art of mosaic has provided an inimitable way to connect while reflecting each artist’s individuality. No other form of art affords the opportunity to join disparate pieces of every imaginable kind, resulting in the breathtaking unity in art that mosaic provides.Mosaic is the art of the hip and cool crowd and of the geriatric set as well. Children can make it, as can adults that are unable to draw the simplest…
  • The Connection Challenge

    MindFuelDaily
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:37 am
    It is a more common scene these days. A couple or couple of friends sit at a table in a restaurant, face to face, but don’t speak, don’t look into each other’s eyes – they are too absorbed in their mobile devices. How ironic that in a time when we are so very connected, we can be so disconnected.This is not to say that technology is a bad thing. That conversation is over. Without it we would not have reconnected with our high school friends or be in contact with family members far away. Technology is great, but we have put it on a subconscious pedestal, giving it a higher place…
 
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  • Weird Uncle LinkedIn

    Marc
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:07 pm
    LinkedIn is like that weird uncle that you only see at Thanksgiving or Christmas. You don’t really see him a lot, you never know what he’s going to say, you don’t know what to say to him, and you don’t really know what to do or how to act around him, he’s just been around forever […] The post Weird Uncle LinkedIn appeared first on Marc Bigbie.
  • The Facebook Problem – It’s ALL of Our Fault

    Marc
    19 Jan 2014 | 7:06 am
    Right now social media managers, online community managers, or whatever name they want to call themselves but people who get paid to “play” on Facebook all day are pulling their hair out because changes in Facebook are making their Page’s view numbers go WAY down. It’s a valid concern. Just last month Facebook was quoted […] The post The Facebook Problem – It’s ALL of Our Fault appeared first on Marc Bigbie.
  • Several Changes Lately But I’m Still Here

    Marc
    14 Dec 2013 | 5:12 am
    In a continuation of good things happening, I’ve been pretty busy lately. Some things that were good for me were unfortunately bad for others, not by my doing, but have slowed down a few extracurricular activities. Not to mention the craziness of the holiday season. I’m getting it under control and thankfully it’s far more […] The post Several Changes Lately But I’m Still Here appeared first on Marc Bigbie.
  • My Buddhism, Getting Chicked, Thongs, and Childbirth

    Marc
    24 Nov 2013 | 10:46 am
    Lately one of the things I’ve changed in my life, and like setting goals, I used to think it was a bunch of crap, is trying to be more of a Giver instead of just a Taker. Giving and doing for others always came from people I didn’t want to listen to, usually for many […] The post My Buddhism, Getting Chicked, Thongs, and Childbirth appeared first on Marc Bigbie.
  • What You See is NOT What You Get

    Marc
    17 Nov 2013 | 4:22 pm
    Sometimes we all need a little perspective. We see something one way until someone comes along and smacks us in the head and says “hey, come stand over here and look at it dummy!” Even when we think we’ve looked at it from all angles, there’s usually someone else that can point out what you’re […] The post What You See is NOT What You Get appeared first on Marc Bigbie.
 
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  • A Gift Worth Giving

    Thais Zoe
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:18 pm
    As I launch my new pet product brand I am naturally drawn to the topic of financing. The natural ebb and flow of launching a business circles through the thought “is there going to be enough money?” I’ve learned not to fear these sorts of roadblocks, yet remain practical in implementing my vision. Part of my process is bringing to mind the inspiration of others’ journeys. One that stands out; is a superstar singer who is constantly touring and releasing new music was asked, “how good does it feel to get paid to do what you love?” She replied, “I get paid to travel. My voice is…
  • How To Float Time...

    Thais Zoe
    15 Oct 2014 | 1:15 pm
    The other day I was checking on a prescription at my local pharmacy and the tech, commented how pretty she thought my last name, Zoe, was. This prompted a – no more than — 30 second conversation about popular names. At which point she interrupted what she called her “ramblings.” To which I replied, “but, these unexpected connections we make and chats we have are part of what make our days special, right…?” I could hear the smile in her voice as she agreed. We completed our business and wished each other a good day. It literally only takes a moment to connect with another human…
  • The beauty of best laid plans unraveled...

    Thais Zoe
    8 Oct 2014 | 1:15 pm
    I’ve taken a true conditioning approach to getting in shape. It’s been important for me not to over-train, because I don’t want to get so sore that I don’t stick with it. And I certainly don’t want to risk injury that would take me off course for weeks, even months. I’ve been methodical and patient and have indeed made some good progress. And keeping on track is very encouraging! Then out of the blue, I was bitten by a dog… A good sized puncture wound into my right thigh. Owwie! Fortunately, I already had a tetanus shot on board, but still needed to get checked out at Urgent…
  • Locusts, Floods and Tornados — Oh my!

    Thais Zoe
    1 Oct 2014 | 8:38 pm
    One of the things I love about living in Arizona is that — other than the summer heat – we really don’t have a lot of natural disasters. I find this a true bonus having lived through several BIG earthquakes in Los Angeles. Plus, we have LOTS of free parking here! But, that’s for another article;) Another thing we have during the hot summer months are June Bugs… (a.k.a. Cicadas or Locusts) A musical hum fills the air for weeks, sometimes months at a time. It becomes a summer baseline that locals embrace. So… Locusts? Check! We also have the Summer Monsoon season. Once the…
  • Careful Where You Sit Down

    Thais Zoe
    24 Sep 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Last week I shared about the lessons our dogs can teach us. Specifically the value of restraint. You can check it out HERE. This week I’m prompted by this funny – and true – post I came across. Short and sweet. “Just because someone gives you a cactus doesn’t mean you have to sit on it!” Haha! How often do you let a look, a tone, or a comment color your conversation, mood or even entire day? Everyone has their barbs that come out. This is a friendly reminder that just because they send them your way, doesn’t mean you need to roll around on them. Keep it simple and... STEP. AWAY.
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    Happy Someone | Happy Someone

  • Affirmations for Entrepreneurs App

    Ralph Quintero
    15 Oct 2014 | 12:39 pm
    The most successful entrepreneurs on the planet have discovered a secret that is an easy and proven way to help unleash their full potential for success, prosperity, health and business acumen. They use this secret practice to build the businesses they dream of, attract their ideal clients, increase sales, surround themselves with the right people and build great wealth. This secret practice is the power of positive affirmations! Join incredibly successful people like Tony Robbins, Oprah Winfrey, Will Smith, Jim Carey, Tiger Woods, Napoleon Hill, and countless others who attribute part of…
  • The Happy Snack

    Judy Quintero
    4 Mar 2014 | 5:11 am
    We’ve been hard at work (or munch – depending on how you look at it!) this morning. A lot of you have written in asking us about ways to stay motivated to keep going on your health journey for this year. You’ve asked us for tips, advice, affirmations, workouts, recipes and more. So today, we want to inspire you with one of our favorite happy foods. We call these “Chick Chips” (we dare you to try and say the name 5 times super fast….tongue twister! ) Here’s the scoop: We are going on 80+ pounds of weight loss between all of us here at Happy Someone.  Part…
  • I’m Questioning My Choice of Hero

    Ralph Quintero
    3 Mar 2014 | 9:57 am
    Last night during the Oscars, Matthew McConaughey was honored with the award for best actor for his work in Dallas Buyer’s Club. (For the record, I have not seen that film or even know what it’s about. I have, however, seen his work in other films and he strikes me as a pretty good dude.) During his acceptance speech, he thanked God, his parents and family, and his co-workers. But it was his take on his personal hero that left me thinking… Matthew said that at the age of 15, when asked who his hero was, he answered that it was himself 10 years from now. When asked again at 25, he…
  • What Will People Think?

    Ralph Quintero
    16 Jan 2014 | 8:15 am
    Do you know what the biggest hurdle is for being happy? It’s actually the same for most of us… It’s caring about “What will people think?” In our first episode of the New Year, Judy and I talk about ego, which is exactly why you care about what people think. We share some personal stories and tips to help get your ego in check and find that true happiness that we all seek.   We also share our first powerful affirmation of 2014 and then close out the show with a great song called “Happy” by an incredibly awesome band called Crvsh that entirely…
  • I’ve Got The Power!

    Ralph Quintero
    15 Jan 2014 | 7:00 am
    Here is a powerful affirmation to get the year going: “I have the power to do the most incredible things!” Guess what…. You do! So use the power!
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    Coffee-Stained Journal

  • Painting the path ~ the vibrant hues of autumn

    Oliver
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:21 am
    “falling leaves hide the path so quietly”― John BaileyI remember a conversation which must have occurred pretty much a year ago. A conversation about the change of seasons, or better say the season of change. Pondering over time and the ambivalent perception of autumn a colleague of mine came up with a question that to me illustrates the abstract symbiosis between melancholy and beauty in a most remarkable way: “Isn’t it strange how trees actually fade away in the most brilliant colours while humans turn grey and pale?”There has always been a fascination with autumn…
  • Hægt, kemur ljósið (Slowly, comes the light) ~ Ólafur Arnalds

    Oliver
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:30 am
    It has been a while since the last time a music video cast a spell on me. Within a few moments I immersed myself in a different world. Following the pace of the first piano tones my eyes seemed to tiptoe over the screen; deliberately and considerate, intending to preserve the slumbering silence. Intending not to wake someone up. Intending to dream myself…Well aware of the stunning soundscapes of Icelandic composer Ólafur Arnalds I prepared myself for another journey, a splendid stroll of the mind. The imagery suggests the start of a tale and you only seem to wait for a narrative voice…
  • Spark of Madness

    Oliver
    18 Aug 2014 | 1:18 am
    Spark of Madness | #in160charactersBurning ambition, daring, staring, a glow in the eyes.Dance with the flame, flaring, caring, the fire within.Praise the blaze, eventually, the ashes of life.The post Spark of Madness appeared first on Coffee-Stained Journal.
  • Made by Hand ~ [No. 5] The Bike Maker

    Oliver
    5 Aug 2014 | 1:05 am
    “For me it always has been a real struggle to get past the point where I’m pretty good for a beginner, to get into the point where I’m actually good.”It probably has been Ezra Caldwell’s attitude and his somewhat audacious approach that made him excel on so many different levels. A guy who valued curiosity more than convenience and passion more than prestige. Someone who constantly sought change and challenge, confronting life with a mix of admiration and defiance. He didn’t turn a blind eye to fate, but he did question its obvious signpost – embracing…
  • Come Alive ~ Howard Thurman

    Oliver
    20 Jul 2014 | 12:20 am
    Come Alive ~ Howard ThurmanDon’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.~ Howard ThurmanThe post Come Alive ~ Howard Thurman appeared first on Coffee-Stained Journal.
 
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    Sad and Love Picture

  • Decide This Minute to never Again

    rahul r
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:46 am
    The post Decide This Minute to never Again appeared first on Sad and Love Picture. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Only boys have the super power

    rahul r
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:52 pm
    The post Only boys have the super power appeared first on Sad and Love Picture. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Beautiful Things

    rahul r
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:44 am
    Beautiful Things happen in your lift when you distance yourself from all the negative things. The post Beautiful Things appeared first on Sad and Love Picture. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Why I Gifted Cars, Flats: India’s Most Generous Boss Talks

    rahul r
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Savjhibhai Dholakia’s extraordinary gesture of generosity is making other bosses look very bad. The diamond merchant from Surat in Gujarat has given The post Why I Gifted Cars, Flats:... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Microsoft officially ditches Nokia brand for upcoming devices

    rahul r
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:45 pm
    Microsoft Mobile’s website is filled with words — but one that you won’t find is “Nokia.” Apart from images and a single The post Microsoft officially ditches Nokia brand... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Programming Life

  • Days of Labor, Days of Leisure

    Matt Catlett
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:29 am
    We are offered a false dichotomy and most of us have purchased it. We learn young that there are days of labor and days of leisure. Each week we are to work or study in the affairs of men for a certain number of days, then rest or party for the other days. Like a [&hellip The post Days of Labor, Days of Leisure appeared first on Programming Life.
  • Can’t Let It Go? Write It Out.

    Matt Catlett
    18 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Some issues are hard to get out of your head. You can distract yourself, but that only works as long as you have something to focus on. Eventually, you’ll complete whatever you used to distract yourself. When you get to that point, the issues start babbling away like a river in your mind, and then [&hellip The post Can’t Let It Go? Write It Out. appeared first on Programming Life.
  • The Third Book

    Matt Catlett
    12 Oct 2014 | 4:31 pm
    I struggled with the theological backdrop of In The Grip Of Grace, by Max Lucado. It has a Christian bedrock of belief concerning the proper way to live life, the nature of God, and the relationship of the individual to the community. But it’s also a lovely and profound exposition about grace, and I think [&hellip The post The Third Book appeared first on Programming Life.
  • You Already Know

    Matt Catlett
    11 Oct 2014 | 8:44 am
    Last night, I didn’t go to bed at the usual time. I’d drunk coffee too late to be restful and idle wakefulness poked at me despite my tiredness. I felt arthritic aches in my joints, so I stepped outside with my tablet to read up on anti-inflammatory diets. I skimmed the first Internet article I [&hellip The post You Already Know appeared first on Programming Life.
  • September 2014 Rundown – 76 Links

    Matt Catlett
    7 Oct 2014 | 4:57 pm
    Apologies to my dear readers! I’ve been away from the keyboard for a bit – my entire household has fallen before some tiny invaders. It’s been a good haul now, but the antibiotics are starting to show some results. I haven’t forgotten you, friends. I’ll be back soon with another post for you – and [&hellip The post September 2014 Rundown – 76 Links appeared first on Programming Life.
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  • 25 Questions To Ask People To Draw Them Out

    Barrie Davenport
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:55 am
    Special Note: My new book, Confidence Hacks: 99 Small Actions to Massively Boost Your Confidence, is now available on Amazon. Grab your copy now by clicking here. As a personal coach, I use pointed and thoughtful questions to help my clients gain more clarity about themselves and to help me better understand my… Continue Reading… The post 25 Questions To Ask People To Draw Them Out appeared first on Live Bold and Bloom.
  • 20 Good Character Traits Essential For Happiness

    Barrie Davenport
    12 Oct 2014 | 1:33 pm
    “In temper he was Earnest, yet controlled, frank, yet sufficiently guarded, patient, yet energetic, forgiving, yet just to himself; generous yet firm.” “His conscience was the strongest element of his nature. His affections were tender & warm. His whole nature was simple and sincere – he was pure, and then was himself.” “Such a nature… Continue Reading… The post 20 Good Character Traits Essential For Happiness appeared first on Live Bold and Bloom.
  • 10 Ways To Stop Overthinking

    Barrie Davenport
    5 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Have you ever had this happen? You get in your car and start driving to work. You begin to think about something unpleasant or frustrating. The next thing you know, your thirty minute commute is over, and you have no memory of driving yourself to the office. But you do have strong feelings of… Continue Reading… The post 10 Ways To Stop Overthinking appeared first on Live Bold and Bloom.
  • 6 Healthy Eating Habits You Will Love

    Barrie Davenport
    2 Oct 2014 | 5:07 am
    Sometimes I cringe when I think about how many times during my teens and twenties I cruised through Wendy’s drive-thru for a cheeseburger, fries, and frosty. Man, I loved that combo back in the day, but I don’t even want to calculate the calories I was taking in during one meal. Of course back then,… Continue Reading… The post 6 Healthy Eating Habits You Will Love appeared first on Live Bold and Bloom.
  • Sleep Habits: 10 Steps To Better Sleep

    Barrie Davenport
    28 Sep 2014 | 9:54 am
    Your sleep habits can save your life. This sounds like a dramatic statement, but it’s true. According to a poll conducted by the National Sleep Foundation, 60% of adult drivers in the U.S. (about 168 million people) have driven while feeling drowsy in the last year. A third of adult drivers admit to falling… Continue Reading… The post Sleep Habits: 10 Steps To Better Sleep appeared first on Live Bold and Bloom.
 
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  • Thankful for Struggle Quotes

    JJ Wong
    25 Oct 2014 | 8:58 am
    Thankful for Struggle Quotes I’m thankful for my struggle because without it I wouldn’t have stumbled across my strength. Inspiration Boost - Quote of Life, Inspiration and Motivation
  • Perfect Love Quotes

    JJ Wong
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:20 am
    Perfect Love Quotes We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly. Inspiration Boost - Quote of Life, Inspiration and Motivation
  • Progess vs Excuses Quotes

    JJ Wong
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:33 am
    Progess vs Excuses Quotes There are only two options: Make progress or make excuses. Inspiration Boost - Quote of Life, Inspiration and Motivation
  • Angry vs Love Quotes

    JJ Wong
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:11 am
    Angry vs Love Quotes no matter how angry you get, you always end up forgiving the people you love. Inspiration Boost - Quote of Life, Inspiration and Motivation
  • Purpose Quotes

    JJ Wong
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:28 am
    Purpose Quotes Mistakes make you wiser, heartbreak makes you stronger, and wrong turns often take you to the right place. It all serves a purpose. Inspiration Boost - Quote of Life, Inspiration and Motivation
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    The Miracle Forest

  • Solving Difficult Situations with the Wisdom of the World

    22 Oct 2014 | 7:05 am
    We might know all the wisdom in the world and still not be able to use it when a difficult situation arises. The times when we should use wisdom the most are the times when it is the most difficult to use.They say that there's no use in knowledge if one fails to apply it; that you can have all the wisdom in your head, you will still remain a fool if you cannot live by those words.I believe that to be very true. Many incredibly wise and knowledgeable people walked the grounds of the same Earth we walk on today, and through the records they left us, we have the privilege of reading what they…
  • Your True Self and How You Can Find It

    14 Oct 2014 | 12:32 pm
    How do I find myself? Who is my true self?These are common questions people want to know the answer to nowadays. The answer to these questions is not easy to find if not impossible. Not because they are hard questions, but because they are not very good questions.When we can't find the answer to a question, we can start suspecting that the problem is with the question itself.As humans, we have an agonizing need to know everything, to get answers to every singe question we have. We want to know all the answers so desperately, that we'd rather accept a faulty answer than no answer at all.The…
  • Accepting Your Appearance in a Superficial World

    8 Oct 2014 | 7:24 am
    Our value system as a society is misshapen. I think I can state that as a fact.Value, just like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder, and we often see value where is none, and we see none where there is plenty.When we are small children, we can only copy from our parents what to see as valuable. Their eyesight regarding value becomes our own without question. When we are children, it is normal for us not to question the thoughts of our parents and view them as ultimate, but when we grow up, it is essential for us to reevaluate these learnt thoughts and views.The most obvious thing that we…
  • Meditations of the Month II.

    3 Oct 2014 | 5:47 am
    Now that beautiful October is in our lives once again, it's time to gather a couple of guided meditations to start off the month with peace, and hopefully end it with it too.You can subscribe to my YouTube channel here.A guided meditation with your inner child:This guided meditation is especially close to my heart. When I was going through a particularly tough time, I often meditated with my inner child, and it made me feel so much better, and it helped me come back to myself.Healing in the magic forest:This meditation is also very close to my heart. Next to writing non-fiction, I also write…
  • The True Success of a Human Being

    1 Oct 2014 | 7:19 am
    Oh, the way we view ourselves and the trouble it can cause...As humans living in a modern society, we're brought up to actually want to fill some sort of role. We are encouraged to pick a role we would like to fill and then work as hard as we can to reach it and comfortably make our beds inside of that role.We're basically taught to chase after an imaginary picture of ourselves all our lives and never to be satisfied.This attitude is hurtful to ourselves in so many ways, I think that's obvious, but most of the time we don't even realize what we are doing exactly - oh, the unmindful ways of us…
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  • Om Mani Padmi Hum

    admin
    6 Oct 2014 | 11:48 pm
    Om Mani Padmi Hum.  May we all live as one again.  A musical meditation and mantra from Babaji Maharaj to focus the heart center and to open the chakras to a greater, golden age.   The post Om Mani Padmi Hum appeared first on .
  • Nectar or Poison?

    admin
    4 Oct 2014 | 5:31 am
    The quality of life exists in various ratios.  In college you may study and be awarded different degrees in academia.   The greatest student is one who is well versed in life.  The real knowledge that we acquire comes through direct experience. We may have negative or positive experiences onfeatured Continue reading The post Nectar or Poison? appeared first on .
  • How To Awaken the Greatest You: Exclusive Interview

    admin
    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

    admin
    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

    admin
    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 .
 
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    Oded Ben-Ami - Spiritual Teacher

  • Seeing through the illusion of Stability and Security

    Oded Ben-Ami
    18 Oct 2014 | 2:08 pm
    A job, a house, a family, faith, a steady relationship, knowledge, a field of specialty . . .   these and many others serve as our measuring stick for what we call “security” or “stability”. Many of us regard the words “security” and “stability” in the particular context of “something that is good, beneficial, preferable, desirable and which should be sought and pursued”. This view ignores one very important thing: Reality and the Truth. The Truth is that a job, family and all the others, are temporary. We have some of them some…
  • Criticizing

    Oded Ben-Ami
    27 Sep 2014 | 12:06 pm
    When I criticize someone, I’m really saying: “I am better!”. I say that I am better because of a soft, practically inaudible voice inside of me that’s saying: “You’re not good enough”. Every time that I criticize someone, I reinforce that small inner voice, giving it the strength to speak again and weaken me further. This is a closed loop; a negatively-self-reinforcing cycle. It never ends . . . . . . unless I refrain from criticizing. Initially – when I wish to refrain from criticizing someone – I may still be criticizing them mentally,…
  • 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 http://youtu.be/ssv5PfL9VuI
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    Soul Sherpa

  • Anjuna Flea Market, Goa

    20 Oct 2014 | 10:45 am
    Goa! Can't help but wonder how different it is from the rest of India. It feels like another country gently locked in India's embrace. The vibe, food, architecture, social scene, jumbled mix of people -- but most of all the sense of freedom and abandon, is what makes the #Goa a striking contrast from the usual subcontinental scene. People from every corner of the planet make their way here for the sea, surf, pubs, restaurants and entertainment. For many, their Wednesday Mecca is the #AnjunaFleaMarket. When I first went there, over two decades ago,  it was little more than…
  • Serenity Prayer : Say it everyday or when the times get tough!

    8 Oct 2014 | 12:19 am
    This is a short and simple prayer, that can be said by anyone, irrespective of your religious or spiritual beliefs. Simple as it may be, if said regularly  it is immensely powerful.As the name suggests -- this prayer brings peace and serenity to your being. Try it. Will only take  a few moments. Feel free to say it anywhere. At any time. And as frequently as you like.Photo: Susanne Nilsson#SerenityPrayerGod grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change,The courage to change the things I can...And the wisdom to know the difference.Remind yourself of all the…
  • 100 Rules of Happiness: Rule 71

    15 Jun 2014 | 11:52 pm
    Create unconditional compassion for yourself…That leads naturally to unconditional #compassion for others. If you are willing to stand fully in your own shoes and never give up on yourself, then you will be able to put yourself in the shoes of others and never give up on them. True compassion does not come from wanting to help those less fortunate than yourself, but from realizing your kinship with all beings.
  • 100 Rules of Happiness: Rule 70

    13 Jun 2014 | 2:20 am
    Find your ‘flow’ People are said to be happiest when they are in a state of #flow. But what does that mean? Flow is a state where you are completely absorbed in a meaningful activity, that challenges your abilities, especially your creative ones. It’s an optimal experience during which you feel strong, alert, in effortless control, unselfconscious, and at the peak of their abilities. So watching TV does not count. In fact, it is proven to produce some of the lowest levels of happiness. Flow-producing activities could include active leisure, but they usually require an initial…
  • 100 Rules of Happiness: Rule 69

    6 Jun 2014 | 4:10 am
    Surround yourself with happy people.#Happiness is a very contagious condition, so make the effort to surround yourself with happy and positive people. They can lift your spirits and make you more optimistic. You may also end up  smiling and laughing a lot more around happy people, thus leading to a surge in your “happy” hormones. Being with happy people can also have a positive impact on your overall disposition and perspective in the long term. On the other hand, unhappy people can make you pessimistic, pull your spirits down, feed on your energy, and make you see the downside of…
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  • Creative Paintings by Ole Fick

    illustrator
    2 Oct 2014 | 8:20 am
    Ole Fick is a talented artist and illustrator, who was born in Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark in 1948. He trained as a graphic designer / artist at the Academy of Free and Commercial art. During the years designing posters, CD cover art for the Danish rock and folk scene and theater. The poster for “Festival of Fools” is released as Post Denmark stamp in 2003. In a 10 year period satirical cartoonist for the danish tabloid, Ekstra Bladet. Cartoons today satire to the magazin Svikmøllen. Has illustrated a variety of children’s and youth books. Ole Fick is for a lot of people also…
  • Amazing Watercolour Paintings by Jason Edmiston

    illustrator
    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

    illustrator
    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

    illustrator
    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

    illustrator
    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
 
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    Positively Positive

  • It’s Time for an Information Detox

    Hayley Hobson
    25 Oct 2014 | 3:10 am
    What I’m about to say is going to sound ironic, since you’re reading this on your phone or computer and this is me talking: GET OFF THE INTERNET!! Seriously! So many people are glued to their computers, iPhones, TVs ALL DAY LONG. They don’t even really know how to talk to each other anymore. Have you ever been in a conversation with someone and they say LOL or IDK? Really?? Actually laughing or saying ‘I don’t know’ doesn’t take more effort. I’m probably a hypocrite for giving you this advice because I spend most of my day between my phone and my computer, doing work. Even…
  • Secrets of Adulthood: Nothing Is More Exhausting than the Task That’s Never Started

    Gretchen Rubin
    25 Oct 2014 | 3:05 am
    Agree, disagree? For the research for my forthcoming book about habit change, Better Than Before, I asked people about the habits they most wanted to change. I found that most habits fall into the “Essential Seven“: 1. Eat and drink more healthfully (give up sugar, eat more vegetables, drink less alcohol) 2. Exercise regularly 3. Save, spend, and earn wisely (save regularly, pay down debt, donate to worthy causes, stick to a budget) 4. Rest, relax, and enjoy (stop watching TV in bed, turn off a cell phone, spend time in nature, cultivate silence, get enough sleep, spend less time…
  • How I Accidentally Delayed My Emotional Healing After Grief

    Karen Salmansohn
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:10 am
    I learned a valuable happiness lesson thanks to a near-death experience on a moped in Mykonos. This collision of inspiration happened about twenty years ago, on vacation with my two good friends, Robyn and Art. We’d each rented mopeds to travel to a distant beach. Robyn and Art were nervous about their moped skills. I was not. Back in New York, where I lived (and happily still do live – thanks to a miracle of sorts!) I was an avid cyclist. As soon as I slipped my toosh onto that moped seat, I felt just as home traveling the winding hills of Greece, as I did on my Trek bike in…
  • Love & Hate

    Terri Cole
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:05 am
    It’s a thin line between LOVE and HATE ~ Poindexter Brothers  Have you ever noticed that the person you love the most can also enrage you the most? Love and hate are two of the most intense emotional states humans can experience. Although they seem diametrically opposed, in reality they have much in common. Love and hate can be seemingly irrational and can lead to heroic and some pretty diabolical deeds. Both can also be all consuming. You probably know (or are related to) a couple who hate each other with such a passion that their divorce proceedings dragged on for years. They poured as…
  • There’s no shame in fear…what matters is how we face it.

    Positively Positive
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Related Posts Flip Fear into Courage…Fast Fear the fear, feel the fear fear management vs. fear leadership To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.
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    Get Motivated

  • Your life still goes for the best

    17 Oct 2014 | 3:16 pm
    The hearing aids, they help you hear better. However, you can still try harder and hear without them depending solely on your impaired yet hardworking ears.  Either options happen to someone; to... Visit us to get a full recharge of motivation and get inspired.
  • I believe I can fly

    13 Oct 2014 | 8:07 am
    My place is not where I am standing that's why I can't stand still. I am supposed to be higher, lighter and upper than this! I just wanna fly and I believe I can fly. The sky's been calling me... Visit us to get a full recharge of motivation and get inspired.
  • Scattered thoughts

    12 Oct 2014 | 12:45 pm
    We only have one life, but it's enough to do whatever we dream of as long as we don't stop without trying enough. Days may seem the same but each day has its value, its time limit and its... Visit us to get a full recharge of motivation and get inspired.
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    7 Oct 2014 | 11:16 pm
    It's not about what  we want to achieve and what we plan, sometimes it's about what my life lacks and can make it better. At times, what we want badly is not what gonna make us happier on the... Visit us to get a full recharge of motivation and get inspired.
  • Ten memorable quotes about life

    2 Oct 2014 | 3:46 am
    1. Life is special when you want to make it special, forget the bad, work on the good and let time do the rest... 2. When you wake up in the morning, it means that it wasn't time for leaving, it's... Visit us to get a full recharge of motivation and get inspired.
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  • The Answers That Blow in the Wind

    Sarah Rudell Beach
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:22 pm
    Wind has always been my least favorite weather condition. When it snows, I can wear my warm furry boots. When it rains, I can walk comfortably under my umbrella. When it’s cold, I can bundle up in my down jacket and knitted cap. But when it’s windy? I get blown around and my hair gets all messy. And there’s nothing I can do about it. Clearly, there is a lesson about mindfulness here. As I sat outdoors the other morning, bundled up in 30-degree weather to watch the sun rise over Lake Superior, I realized the lesson that my aversion to wind has been trying to teach me:…
  • The Benefits of Mindfulness and Meditation

    Sarah Rudell Beach
    12 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    The modern mindful life, according to my new tagline, is informed by research and grounded in practice. It is absolutely astounding how much research has been conducted in the last decade on mindfulness and meditation and all the amazing ways it can transform our brains, and our lives. Much of the research on mindfulness and meditation reveals the amazing neuroplasticity of our brains — while we used to think that our brains stopped developing in our early twenties, we now know that our experiences can shape our neural development well into our sixties and beyond. The more we exercise a…
  • On Target: How We Can Actually, Seriously Learn About Mindfulness Inside the Big Box

    Sarah Rudell Beach
    5 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Preparing to hunt down the elusive Tidus Detergentus Anyone who knows me knows I love Target. Not even a credit card security breach keeps me from making my weekly pilgrimage to this mecca, which for me is actually located in a city named Medina, as I hunt down and gather the necessary items for my family’s survival. Oh, how my less evolved ancestors would have loved this oasis, staffed with expert trackers dressed in easy-to-spot red and khaki, the store full of food already butchered and prepared, stylish clothes and bedding to keep them warm, and designer blenders for their morning…
  • Mindful Mantras for Teachers

    Sarah Rudell Beach
    28 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Some days in the classroom are magical — we are energized, our students are excited, the lesson goes well, we laugh and have fun, students participate and learn, and we leave for the day with a sense of accomplishment and purpose. Other days are downright disastrous — we’re tired, students are distracted, the lesson bombs, we’re cranky or even mean, students challenge us, little is learned, and we leave for the day wondering why the hell we ever chose this profession. We’ve all been there, right? Just as mantras can help us through our challenging moments in parenting…
  • Mindful Parenting Q&A

    Sarah Rudell Beach
    21 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Several weeks ago, I asked you to share the questions you had about the practice of mindful parenting. I want to say a huge THANK YOU to those of you who responded – you shared great questions that I think many of us, including me, struggle with as we try to parent mindfully and intentionally. My responses to the questions below are just that: responses. They are not answers in the sense that there is one right way to approach the issue. I am not an expert (when it comes to mindfulness, no one is). But I am happy to share my thoughts based on my practice, reading, and training in the…
 
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    The Alecia Lawrence Show |I Live To Inspire | What Is Motivation| Inspiring Words | Define Motivation

  • The Awesome Magical Results Of I Think I Can

    Alecia Lawrence
    25 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    I think you agree out of courtesy when I tell you anything is possible. When in fact it is true anything is possible for you. What limitations have you placed on yourself because you think you can’t when in fact
  • Your Installment Payments To Victory

    Alecia Lawrence
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Any major success in your life had to be taken out on installment. How consistent are you with your installment payments for victory? Just like any installment plan, if you are delinquent in your payments you get penalized. The same
  • One Crazy Jaw Dropping Tale Of Persistence

    Alecia Lawrence
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    How many times are you willing to face failure or rejection before calling it quits? 10 times or 100 times or 10,000 times. I understand how tough it can be. I have been there myself and who likes to fail
  • What Is The #1 Reason Why You Fail?

    Alecia Lawrence
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Everyday you see people around you failing at one thing or another.  It might be as big as going after a dream job or going after new car. It might be as little as giving up smoking or creating healthy
  • Who You Are Matters

    Alecia Lawrence
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Do you feel unappreciated by your family, friends, colleague… the world? It seems as if no one cares and is just caught up in their own world. The gift of appreciation is only shared on rare occasions. That is not
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    Every Day Getting Better

  • Time to Be More Awesome

    Ryan Wakefield
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:27 am
    A little friday love from our friends at Soulpancake and Kid President.  
  • Exhausted

    Ryan Wakefield
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: You haven’t.  ~Thomas Edison
  • Christmas Abbott on dreams

    Ryan Wakefield
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Be relentless with your dreams, even if you are the only one who believes in them.
  • Who are you bringing with you?

    Ryan Wakefield
    18 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. ~African Proverb
  • Impossible is over

    Ryan Wakefield
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    It always seems impossible until it’s done.
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    PAUL SCAVELLA II | BLOGGER WITH POSITIVE AFFIRMATION

  • Help I’m Drowning: The Human Spirit

    Paul Scavella
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    We’ve all been there before. That place in our lives that we never want to be. Call it crisis, drama, a crossroads, call it what ever you want, but all of us eventually reach that point in life where it just gets hard and thats just the way life is. It feels like you are […] The post Help I’m Drowning: The Human Spirit appeared first on PAUL SCAVELLA II | BLOGGER WITH POSITIVE AFFIRMATION.
  • The Greats Don’t Get Caught Up: Beast or Poser

    Paul Scavella
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:10 pm
    Recently I watched the movie “Draft Day”, it’s a sports movie with little to no sports in it. It had one major theme in it to and that was creating your legacy. Kevin Costner was the star of the motion picture. It was draft day in the NFL (National Football League) and Sonny Weems Jr. […] The post The Greats Don’t Get Caught Up: Beast or Poser appeared first on PAUL SCAVELLA II | BLOGGER WITH POSITIVE AFFIRMATION.
  • Stop Checking In Early

    Paul Scavella
    24 Sep 2014 | 7:06 am
    It’s been about 4 weeks now since I’ve been back in Trinidad and coming and going always signals a day that I don’t look forward too. A time spent lugging suitcases, towing lines, going through security checkpoints being on a plane for hours where i wakeup then fall asleep and go through at least 2 […] The post Stop Checking In Early appeared first on PAUL SCAVELLA II | BLOGGER WITH POSITIVE AFFIRMATION.
  • 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.
 
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    Everyday Power

  • 15 Inspirational Quotes About Change in Life

    Everyday Power
    25 Oct 2014 | 6:22 am
    Motivational quotes about change in life, business and relationships. If you enjoy these quotes share them with family and friends! If we are to live fully, we are to live with change. But change isn’t always easy. We’ve compiled some quotes about change to inspire it’s waaaarm embrace. Whether it’s new obstacles at work, new […] The post 15 Inspirational Quotes About Change in Life appeared first on Everyday Power.
  • 20 Best Motivational Picture Quotes About Success & Happiness

    Everyday Power
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:37 am
    Here are our favorite motivational picture quotes about success & happiness! If you enjoy them, please share them!   20 Best Motivational Picture Quotes About Success & Happiness   Do your thing unapologetically. Don’t be discourage by criticism. You probably already know what they’re going to say. Pay no mind to the fear of failure. […] The post 20 Best Motivational Picture Quotes About Success & Happiness appeared first on Everyday Power.
  • 15 Motivational Spiritual Quotes About Inner Peace

    Everyday Power
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:03 pm
    Spiritual quotes on Everyday Power Blog! We don’t always need to be inspired or motivated; sometimes we just need to slow down and reconnect… During our quest for greater happiness, success and freedom many times we neglect our spiritual side. These beautiful spiritual quotes will remind us how powerful it is to develop a stronger […] The post 15 Motivational Spiritual Quotes About Inner Peace appeared first on Everyday Power.
  • 20 Inspiring Picture Quotes About Personal Growth

    Everyday Power
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:53 am
    Here a some of my favorite picture quotes! Make sure to them with your friends and hang them up on your wall! Here is another collection of beautiful and motivational picture quotes about personal growth and taking chance. We cannot grow unless we push ourselves and we are not happy until we test ourselves. Push […] The post 20 Inspiring Picture Quotes About Personal Growth appeared first on Everyday Power.
  • 17 Super Motivational Picture Quotes About Becoming Great!

    Everyday Power
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:58 am
    Super motivational picture quotes to get you fired up about life and your future. It’s about time we added more motivational pictures and inspirational picture quotes on Everyday Power Blog!   Motivational picture quotes are hanging up all around my home and workplace. Of course, motivation is generated within. Still, we cannot overlook the power of […] The post 17 Super Motivational Picture Quotes About Becoming Great! appeared first on Everyday Power.
 
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  • Overcoming the Stress

    SADDAM POJEE
    14 Oct 2014 | 5:16 am
          Stress, a word, an action or someone's life. If I ask someone to explain what stress is and tell him to describe it, he wouldn't be able to. My question to you is how can you feel/get something and keep practicing it, when you simply can't even explain it?. A lot of people maybe opposing to the above but let's take an example, If I ask you Why are you hungry? or What is hunger? then within minutes you would be able to answer me with great detail and also some of you would show me some practical demonstration for it. So let me tell you what stress really is and how you can…
  • Humanity

    SADDAM POJEE
    28 Sep 2014 | 1:57 am
          I had came across this video and thought to share it with you guys. We should use social media to share happiness and maintain peace rather than spreading hatred in this world and towards each other. We all live in one world and what makes us Humans is humanity. Just because of some bad people doing some bad things in this world doesn't make everyone bad. Humanity is the virtue by which humans have evolved so much in this world. If we remove humanity from human beings then there will be not a single difference between humans and animals.      Share…
  • Nothing Worth Having Comes Easy

    SADDAM POJEE
    21 Sep 2014 | 9:02 am
          Successful people in every field are often said to be "Blessed with talent" or even just lucky. But the truth is, many worked harder than the average person could ever imagine. From Executives like Howard Schultz to the athletes like Michael Jordan, these people are known for waking up early and working towards a goal while other people are still in bed, and staying later than everyone else too. Here are some examples of the successful people who have worked hard in order to achieve their goal,      Michael Jordan, though he has got prodigious physical…
  • Rice Bucket Challenge

    SADDAM POJEE
    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?

    SADDAM POJEE
    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…
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  • Facebook Friends… Really?

    Christopher Rither
    13 Oct 2014 | 12:56 am
     Friends? In a Facebook world of easy and instant communication, we can be lead to believe we have many friends. Having friends is a good thing, but it is the epitome of naivety to believe that because we have 500 people on some social network that we have many friends or found success. If you doubt lets look at an example from children. “If we think having 500 friends on some social network makes us important, or successful, we are probably wasting our time, and have 490 too many.” Examples from children Many children believe that anyone who talks to them is instantly a friend.
  • Everything You Wanted to Know About Stocks.

    Christopher Rither
    5 Oct 2014 | 6:09 pm
    What is a stock? Stocks are a type of investment opportunity that signifies a partial ownership of a publicly traded company. Each share of stock purchased is an equal part of ownership in a company.  When a company goes from being private to public, it basically breaks the company up into millions of parts (called shares or stocks), and puts a set price on each share, say 10 dollars. The founders, board members, employees, beginning investors, underwriters etc keep a certain percentage of shares. Then a set amount, say 30%, is put out for the public to buy on the “stock market”. As soon…
  • Give The Monster a Cookie – Conquering Scary Goals

    Christopher Rither
    26 Sep 2014 | 8:08 am
    Conquering Scary Goals Cookies are great, so great I can’t keep them in my house. They are like little “make me fat” bullets all lined up in their plastic chambers. For some reason, I can’t stop at eating just one. I think it’s a cookie company conspiracy to package cookies all lined up in a row like poker chips waiting to be played, or eaten, as in this case. When it comes to conquering scary goals we first need to take a look at our monsters. Conquering Scary Goals: Monsters come in all shapes and sizes Some are big and scary, like buying your first home. Some are small and…
  • 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…
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    Info Self Development

  • 9 Tips to Start Overcoming Impostor Syndrome in The Workplace

    Tatiana
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:10 am
    Do you ever feel like a fraud or a fake in your graduate program or workplace? Have you ever worried that other people might find out you are not who they think you are? When you get more responsibility or a new project, do you get the feeling you are in the wrong job? Well, […]
  • How to Clear Your Hidden Abundance Blocks Permanently

    Tatiana
    15 Oct 2014 | 2:15 am
    Some of you, (especially if you are spiritual) could have inner conflict that makes manifesting financial abundance a struggle. Your desire to become wealthy and enjoy financial freedom whilst subconsciously believing that you don’t deserve so much abundance. That belief comes from fears and feelings of unworthiness stored in your subconscious mind.   Even though […]
  • The Silva Life System Review by a Real User

    Tatiana
    8 Oct 2014 | 12:12 pm
    There are lots of self development courses available. I have attended events, been through numerous programs, and read an endless amount of books and content online. I’ve even written a book myself. That said, there is one program that I now recommend to all my friends, family and followers online because it is well above […]
  • Emily Story: The girl who doesn’t fit in the world but who finds hope in it

    Tatiana
    5 Oct 2014 | 7:19 am
    Emily wants to write, of green trees, of orange sunsets, of red apples.   But tonight, she cries at the dead leaves, waiting for the clouds to part. Emily sits in the dark.   A train passes by in the background, the sound of a life spent on standby. The neighbourhood coughs; she hopes it […]
  • Respect Yourself: 11 Ways to Set and Keep Healthy Boundaries

    Tatiana
    28 Sep 2014 | 10:35 am
    Do you ever wish to be left alone in peace? Are you dealing with a person who is disrespectful, critical and controlling? Have you had a conversation or a relationship with someone who is intrusive and felt trapped? What is the difference between being generous and being a doormat? A lack of boundaries in relationships […]
 
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    MakitPersonal.com - Photo Gifts

  • 9 Amazing Stories of Incredibly Brave People

    Admin
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:35 am
    It’s amazing how compassion for fellow human beings can override fear, even sometimes giving us the strength we did not know existed within ourselves. The following examples of coming to the aid of others in a most critical moment demonstrates that no matter the situation or threat to our own safety, people are inherently willing to sacrifice a great deal for the benefit of others. Read the full article here: 9 Amazing Stories of Incredibly Brave People (Brave, heroes, unselfish, courage) – ODDEE The post 9 Amazing Stories of Incredibly Brave People appeared first on…
  • 5 Inspirational Stories About Everyday Heroes to Animals

    Admin
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:11 am
    Check out this wonderfully inspiring message about kindness to animals. It’s a tip of the hat to the many people who have chosen to put their lives in danger to save the lives of animal friends. From an ocean rescue to standing up for animal rights to helping a cat in need, these people prove that doing the right thing is worth it. Read the full article here: 5 Inspirational Stories About Everyday Heroes to Animals – Animal Writes: PETA Foundation’s Blog Animal Writes: PETA Foundation’s Blog The post 5 Inspirational Stories About Everyday Heroes to Animals appeared…
  • American Hero: The Inspirational Story of Sgt. Travis Mills

    Admin
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:35 am
    An explosion left Sergeant Travis Mills without arms or legs. Despite this, he is determined to dress in his uniform, stand at attention, and salute his fellow soldiers when they return from Afghanistan. Motivated by his daughter’s smile and the support of family and friends, Mills is an inspiration to others. Read this moving account of a young hero’s courage and positive attitude. Read the full article here: American Hero: The Inspirational Story of Sgt. Travis Mills – Fox Nation The post American Hero: The Inspirational Story of Sgt. Travis Mills appeared first on…
  • Pit Bull Puppy Shows Incredible Gratitude To The Hero Who Rescued Him

    Admin
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:11 am
    Most people love puppies, but when it comes to pitbulls many people are afraid. They have earned quite a reputation. This article is about a sweet pitbull puppy who not only remembers the person who saved him, but shows gratitude as well. Check it out for your daily dose of adorable. Read the full article here: Pit Bull Puppy Shows Incredible Gratitude To The Hero Who Rescued Him! AMAZING! | PetFlow Blog – The most interesting news for pet parents around the world. The post Pit Bull Puppy Shows Incredible Gratitude To The Hero Who Rescued Him appeared first on MakitPersonal.com - Photo…
  • Inspiring Story of Military Wife Caring for Wounded Husband

    Admin
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:35 am
    Trauma can strike anyone, especially the more than 30,000 American men and women who served in the Iraq war that started over five years ago. This article reveals the story of a military wife whose husband suffered severe trauma that nearly left him for dead. If it wasn’t for some great medics at the battlefield, he would have died. She has had to deal with the aftermath of taking care of him as he deals with the trauma of that day. Read the full article here: Inspiring Story of Military Wife Caring for Wounded Husband – Guideposts The post Inspiring Story of Military Wife Caring…
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    Roxana Jones, Inspirational Author

  • Are you Ready to find your Life Purpose?

    roxanajones
    11 Oct 2014 | 4:44 am
    An invitation to reflect and take action on the importance of living your life purpose with the help and guidance of Paulo Coelho and Oprah Winfrey. The post Are you Ready to find your Life Purpose? appeared first on Roxana Jones, Inspirational Author.
  • What Type of Abundance are you Creating?

    roxanajones
    25 Sep 2014 | 5:12 pm
    any people in this world use the word abundance to refe […] The post What Type of Abundance are you Creating? appeared first on Roxana Jones, Inspirational Author.
  • Conquering Depression and Suicidal Thoughts

    roxanajones
    5 Sep 2014 | 1:44 am
    It seems almost impossible for me to consider I was the […] The post Conquering Depression and Suicidal Thoughts appeared first on Roxana Jones, Inspirational Author.
  • Are you Exploring your Body through your Soul?

    roxanajones
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:44 am
    wo weeks ago, I had the privilege to make a pause of te […] The post Are you Exploring your Body through your Soul? appeared first on Roxana Jones, Inspirational Author.
  • When a Friend on Social Media Dies

    roxanajones
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:44 am
    ne of the first HealThruWords inspirational quotes I wr […] The post When a Friend on Social Media Dies appeared first on Roxana Jones, Inspirational Author.
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    Palchoice

  • How to overcome terrific dip in motivation

    Santoshh Singh
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:14 pm
    The post How to overcome terrific dip in motivation appeared first on Palchoice. We sometimes get stuck half way in the project. Everything seems to go downhill. It seems like we can’t stand or survive anymore. We want to give up our work or project when it became harder to go on. Giving up the work seems the easiest way out. Is not it? I know many of [...] The post How to overcome terrific dip in motivation appeared first on Palchoice.
  • Sentences that successful people never use

    Santoshh Singh
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:25 pm
    The post Sentences that successful people never use appeared first on Palchoice.   Thoughts play a very important role in our life. We are at a place today where our thoughts have taken us. They shape our destination as they are the reasons we do something in life. That’s why words we choose play such an significant role in our life. We all keep on communicating with [...] The post Sentences that successful people never use appeared first on Palchoice.
  • albert einstein quotes:life lessons learned[infographic]

    Santoshh Singh
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:26 pm
    The post albert einstein quotes:life lessons learned[infographic] appeared first on Palchoice. One of the most inspiring persons in the history of mankind is albert einstein. He is my personal favorite and I look up to him for motivation whenever I feel low in life. And what’s a better way than reading albert einstein quotes? So what are best motivational albert einstein quotes? And what are the life [...] The post albert einstein quotes:life lessons learned[infographic] appeared first on Palchoice.
  • project management: why you should use cloud based PM tools

    admin
    18 Oct 2014 | 12:27 am
    The post project management: why you should use cloud based PM tools appeared first on Palchoice. How Cloud Based Project Management Enhances Your Company’s Performance ? If you look back even just as little as 10 years ago, few people had ever heard of the cloud.  It was a form of technology that was for the most part exclusive to a very specific group of businesses.  The average small business owner [...] The post project management: why you should use cloud based PM tools appeared first on Palchoice.
  • top 9 motivational hard working quotes

    Santoshh Singh
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:49 pm
    The post top 9 motivational hard working quotes appeared first on Palchoice. we all need motivation in order to keep performing at our best. In my quest to keep myself motivated, i came up with these top 9 motivational hard working quotes. These are not simple quotes to be read and forgotten. These are the pearls that i have chosen over a period of time. I have [...] The post top 9 motivational hard working quotes appeared first on Palchoice.
 
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    Actspot's Blog

  • Have a cracker of a Diwali by bursting …

    Academy for Creative Training
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:55 am
    Diwali without crackers is never a Diwali. Yet, the awareness of pollution, the dangers that lurk in some types of crackers, the knowledge that a lot of child labour and inhuman labour conditions are prevalent in cracker manufacturing units and the understanding that crackers can be symbolic of the festival but not the heart and soul of the festival is slowly seeping into the psyche of people. Hopefully this awareness is spreading and encouraging people to cut down on bursting crackers during the Diwali festival. Diwali is also a good time to reflect on how to burn and bury some of our…
  • No matter how you feel

    Academy for Creative Training
    12 Oct 2014 | 5:04 am
    At some time or the other, especially on Monday mornings many of us are prone to feel lazy, lousy and lethargic. There are other times particularly when we have a tough task on hand or hard nut customer appointment or times when we have to convey bad news or fire people, when we are beset with the same feeling of despondency and inadequacy. Those are the times when we are challenged to bring to the fore our inner strength, push our core beliefs to the test and above all discover the leader within us. Avoiding the task is merely postponing the problem. Ignoring the challenge would be lying to…
  • Three bones that straighten your life

    Academy for Creative Training
    28 Sep 2014 | 8:50 am
    Physically, the human race is not blessed with a wishbone (a forked bone (the furcula) between the neck and breast of a bird. According to a popular custom, this bone from a cooked bird is broken by two people, with the holder of the longer portion being entitled to make a wish) but figuratively speaking we need to have a wishbone for more than one reason. To begin with, a fishbone would be the perfect blend between our potential and our goal realisation. Secondly, this imaginary bigger piece of the wish bone that we are all blessed with is our ability to think for ourselves, dream big and…
  • 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…
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    Calling Dreams

  • 15 Inspiring Pearls of Wisdom from the Iconic Indians

    Vishnu Verma
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:40 am
    Being an Indian- I’m proud to live in such a country where I have witnessed many iconic personalities and their words of wisdom are worth following.I’ve compiled the best 15 Inspiring Pearls of Wisdom from the Iconic Indians, enjoy reading them.If people are not laughing at your goals, your goals are too small. -Azim Premji, Chairman of Wipro TechnologiesWinners don’t do different things, they do things differently. -Shiv Khera, National Best-seller of book: You Can Win.Our assets walk out of the door each evening. We have to make sure that they come back the next morning.
  • The Best Motivational Videos by Mateusz M That Will Inspire You

    Vishnu Verma
    12 Oct 2014 | 2:44 am
    In life, we often get depressed, everyone has some lowest point in their lives and at that time, we often tend to quit. We try to give up on our dreams.Life is hard and our dreams aren’t going to come true just by easily giving up, we have to fight for it. You know why?Because each and every one of us deserves to be happy, each and every one of us has a right to follow our dreams.To remind you that you have greatness within you and to make you realize that you have each and every ingredient to succeed; I’ve collected the best motivational videos by Mateusz M.Mateusz M is a film…
  • Seven Things That Gary Vaynerchuk Said That Made Me To Do What I Love

    Vishnu Verma
    9 Oct 2014 | 4:49 am
    I’ve listened it like zillion of times that “Do what you love.” Since childhood, I’m hearing it from my parents, from teachers in my school, college and people who tend to give me advice would definitely outreach to it.I’ve read many articles (even written) on “passion”- I used to have a notebook and on behind that, it was mentioned- “Passion is the fastest way to spur your life.”But honestly, I didn’t get it. Neither from my parents nor from any other source. I knew that there exists a word “passion” and it has something…
  • Inspirational Mahatma Gandhi Quotes To Live By

    Vishnu Verma
    2 Oct 2014 | 5:53 am
    Mahatma Gandhi is popularly recognized for his wisdom and for his non-violence approach to change the world. In India- he is known as the father of Nation as he had played a major role in the Independence of the country.His photograph is also embedded on the Indian currency. Today on second October; his birthday is celebrated as Gandhi Jayanti in the whole country.On his birthday, I would love to share with you his wisdom quotes that will inspire you to be gentle and follow the non-violence approach for living the successful life.Download Mahatma Gandhi High Quality Photo QuotesInspirational…
  • The Success Story of Richard Branson: How he Started Virgin Airlines

    Vishnu Verma
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:14 am
    Richard Branson is an American business magnate and investor. He is the founder of Virgin Group and has owned more than 400 companies.He is the only entrepreneur to build eight separate billion dollar companies in eight different industries and his net worth is $5 billion.Known for his daredevil personality, Richard Branson’s business venture included Virgin Megastores, Virgin Mobiles, Virgin Airlines and Virgin Galactic; the Virgin Spaceflight Company.There is a very interesting story behind the start of Virgin Airlines, have a look at the success story of Richard Branson.The Success…
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    Awesome AJ

  • 25 Negative Affirmations Stopping You From Becoming A MONEY MAGNET

    Awesome AJ
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:09 am
    Do you want to become a Money-Magnet? If your answer is YES, great you deserve to become a Money-Magnet and live your abundant life. But, if you feel that you haven’t reach your abundance and really want to live it, then you can for sure. The best way is to apply the principle of Law of Attraction for Money. Yes, the Law of attraction is the Universal way of working that connect your mind-body and spirit to attract the abundance you deserve. To let Law of Attraction works for Money, one of the best tool is Affirmations. Yes Affirmations are the self-talk that you do inside your head. These…
  • Stop Living In The Past And Start Living In The Present

    Awesome AJ
    13 Oct 2014 | 8:30 pm
    MESSAGE FROM THE UNIVERSE FOR YOU Are you living in the past more than you live in the present? Do you love to go through your past memory more than you want to recognise the gift of present? Do you tell yourself more often that you had a beautiful past, but why don’t you have an interesting present? Every time you supposed to plan for your future, you end up longing for your past. Is this you? If you tell me that you had a great past and you love to cherish it, I will say “that’s great”. But every time you think too much about past, and you hate your present or feel scared about…
  • Join “28 Magical Practice” – Law of Attraction Online Course

    Awesome AJ
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:30 pm
    The Life- Changing “28 Magical Practice Guided Training Course” is Starting From 28th September 2014 Do you want more from your life? More Happiness? Better Health? Better Relationship? More Prosperity? What if I told you one thing can help you transform every area of your life? Yes, It’s GRATITUDE. Just writing down 3 things you are grateful each day, end up 10% Happier in 6 weeks late. Gratitude is an easy and effortless way of changing your life magically. That’s why I called it MAGIC OF GRATITUDE. How’d you like to learn about a practice that will change your…
  • You Must Go From Success To Success

    Awesome AJ
    20 Sep 2014 | 9:16 pm
    MESSAGE FROM THE UNIVERSE FOR YOU You are Success, You are Happiness, You are Prosperity and You are Abundance. On this Magical Universe, you are destined to go from Success to Success. Life is designed as one Big Holiday. Your days are meant to be Happy and Blissful.  But in reality most of the people are living a different life. Why are you not living the blissful life that you are designed for? Whats that stopping you from living your potential? Let me tell you, whats stopping you, “you believe yourself a failure more than you recognise as a success”. YES, the truth is most…
  • Time To Overcome Your Fear Of Failure

    Awesome AJ
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:52 pm
    MESSAGE FROM THE UNIVERSE FOR YOU Are you unstoppable? Are you ready to live your dreams? Are you going from dreams to dreams making them true? OR Something is stopping you, someone is telling you that you don’t deserve it. If this something or someone is outside you then either ignore their negative advice or tell them in the face that you are going to make it true. While most dreamers on the journey of their dreams listen to these advises and forget that there is something bigger to care about. The real obstacle is not usually outside but it is always there inside you. When someone…
 
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    WORTHY IDEAL

  • How To Never Let Others Bring You Down

    24 Oct 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Many of us encountered at one point or another, where we had a great idea or a plan that we'd set for ourselves, and as soon as someone finds out about it, they'll either put us down for the ridiculous idea, or point out the only negatives in pursuing those goals, and we slowly become discouraged and toss the idea away going back to our conventional life style.Many great men and women that walked amongst us has gone through their own trials and tribulations of being mocked or put down of the absurdity and audacity that one carried for their own desiring ambition to reach for the stars,…
  • Why Confusion is the Best Discovery to Life

    23 Oct 2014 | 2:06 pm
    Have you ever experienced a time when you had a satisfactory day, and although it was normal, towards the end of the day when you are alone, you start to get a feel of something missing in your life as if a piece of you was just not there and you can feel it, but unable to explain?No I'm not here to preach to you about the word of God, nor tell you that you need to find a partner (I have nothing against any of those ideas because they may be of great aid to you as well). But in order to bring peace to your endeavor, let us clean off all the muck within our core, to find the true color of who…
  • Guaranteed Step to Becoming Successful in Your Life

    22 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
    Perfect! You know exactly what you want out of life (after reading many of my posts) that brings you meaning and fulfillment! Here comes the most important piece of knowledge that will give you what you want. Are you ready?"Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy."-Dale CarnegieWe hear the saying "He talks the talk, but can he walk the walk?" and it's something we've heard so much, that we don't give it our full attention anymore. Are we taking the steps that we need to take the…
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