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  • Disrupting The Pattern Of Blame

    Simply Intentional
    16 Jul 2015 | 10:36 am
    Part of my spiritual journey has been learning to deal with disappointment.  When I hit an issue that left me feeling sad or frustrated or confused, I wouldn't complain but instead look for something positive in the situation.  But the emotions that were stirred by the situation would not always go away so easily.It was almost as if I was tip-toeing around the real issue behind the disappointment. So I had to take a hard look at the emotions that showed up.  One of the repeating patterns that I would go to over and over and over again was blame.If I was frustrated with a…
  • Today’s Lie: You Have to Tolerate Things You Don’t Like

    The BullBuster Cafe
    Heather Markel
    21 Jul 2015 | 4:09 am
    Right now, you are probably walking around unaware of h […]
  • How to be Mentally and Emotionally Strong If You’re a Sensitive Intuitive Introvert

    Brenda Knowles
    24 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    At 2:30 this morning, thunder rolled outside my window and my nervous system kicked into high gear. Awakened by the storm, my mind clicked on and my chest and stomach responded by tightening and producing acid, respectively. I do not … Continue reading →
  • Five Things You Can Do Today To Change Your Life

    Walter E. Jacobson, M.D. » Blogs
    Walter Jacobson
    26 Jul 2015 | 12:03 pm
    Make a commitment to truth, compassion, calm, acceptance and forgiveness. Put these into practice as best you can every day, unconditionally and without exceptions. If you do this consistently: happiness, health, relationships and material success will all improve. The post Five Things You Can Do Today To Change Your Life appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
  • The Gods of This Day

    zen habits
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:09 am
    By Leo Babauta This morning my son Seth woke up, gave me my morning hug, and then I told him that he and I are gods. We’re the Gods of This Day, and we have the power to make today one of the most amazing days ever. We don’t have unlimited power, but we have great influence. To make today amazing, we need to: Choose activities we love, or turn ordinary things into amazing activities. Really pay attention to each activity, and really appreciate its amazingness. Or, we could just let today be ordinary and not care. We chose to care. So we spent about 20 minutes thinking out what we…
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  • The Gods of This Day

    27 Jul 2015 | 8:09 am
    By Leo Babauta This morning my son Seth woke up, gave me my morning hug, and then I told him that he and I are gods. We’re the Gods of This Day, and we have the power to make today one of the most amazing days ever. We don’t have unlimited power, but we have great influence. To make today amazing, we need to: Choose activities we love, or turn ordinary things into amazing activities. Really pay attention to each activity, and really appreciate its amazingness. Or, we could just let today be ordinary and not care. We chose to care. So we spent about 20 minutes thinking out what we…
  • The Joyful Results of My Grand Travel Experiment

    22 Jul 2015 | 6:52 am
    By Leo Babauta I’m just finishing up four weeks in Europe with Eva and the kids, and wrapping up my Grand Travel Experiment. I have to say it was (mostly) a success. I wasn’t perfect, but even in the failures, I learned a lot. I’ve written recently about my work and workout routines while I travel, so I’ll try not to repeat too much, but this post will be an overall summary of the entire experiment. During this experiment, I wanted to work on several problem areas for me in past trips: Overeating No regular exercise routine No regular work routine No regular meditation Not being able…
  • I Suck at Habits: How Do I Get Better?

    17 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    By Leo Babauta I’ve had numerous readers tell me that they Suck at Habits. And I totally get that, because in 2005, that’s exactly where I was. I sucked at habits. The good news is that I found a smarter way. I learned to understand that habits are a set of patterns that I just needed to repeat until they became more and more automatic … and that setting up the right environment is everything. Let me repeat that: setting up the right habit environment is everything. If you suck at habits right now, that’s because your environment is set up for you to fail. It’s incredibly hard to…
  • The 7 Things I Do to Stay Fit While Traveling

    14 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    By Leo Babauta One of the big successes so far in my Grand Travel Experiment has been my fitness while on our long European trip. As my family of eight enters its last week of this four-week trip, I have to say that I’m probably just as fit as when I left, and in some ways even fitter — I can do more pushups and walk farther and longer, for example. My eating hasn’t been perfect, but it hasn’t been horrible … and I’ve done pretty well with exercise, so they’ve more than balanced out. This is a huge victory for me, believe me. I don’t usually keep a…
  • 6 Things to Know About How to Get Out of Funk Town

    9 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    By Leo Babauta Sometimes you just aren’t motivated, maybe you’re feeling depressed (as opposed to full-blown clinical depression), maybe you just don’t have the energy to focus on work. We’ve all been there from time to time, and the good news is, we’ve all climbed out of this funk to some degree. I’ve found there are two main factors to finding yourself in Funk Town: You have low energy, from a lack of sleep, overwork, an illness, or overdoing the exercise (you know who you are). You get into a negative thinking spiral — one self-doubt leads to another, one bad thought about…
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    Gretchen Rubin

  • How Do You Feel About Gifts? A List of Questions. (Gretchen Rubin)
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:26 pm
    Today is List Day, or Tip Day, or Quiz Day: A list of questions about gifts. People often ask, “What’s the key to happiness?” I think that question can be answered in a few different ways, depending on the framework used to approach the question. For instance, one answer is: self-knowledge. As the Fifth Splendid Truth holds, we can build a happy life only on the foundation of our own nature, our own interests, our own values. Another answer — and maybe the best answer — is relationships. To be happy, we need strong bonds to other people; we need to get support…
  • Butter Scraped Over Too Much Bread–Know the Feeling? (Gretchen Rubin)
    25 Jul 2015 | 12:47 pm
    For a while, I’d been feeling very…depleted. I kept feeling as though I needed to catch my breath. As I was trying to describe how I felt, to myself, I was reminded of something Bilbo said to Gandalf in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring. It perfectly describes how I’d been feeling. Bilbo said: I feel I need a holiday, a very long holiday, as I have told you before…Why, I feel all thin, sort of stretched, if you know what I mean: like butter that has been scraped over too much bread. That can’t be right. I need a change, or something.” So I…
  • Video: “The Label Says This Snack is Healthy,” and Other Questionable Assumptions. (Gretchen Rubin)
    24 Jul 2015 | 12:15 pm
    In my new (bestselling) book, Better Than Before, I identify the twenty-one strategies of habit-formation, and one is the Strategy of Loophole-Spotting. I’m doing a video series in which I discuss the ten categories of loopholes. I love studying loopholes, because they’re so funny. And ingenious! We’re such great advocates for ourselves — in any situation, we can always think of some loophole to invoke. Well, what is a “loophole?” When we try to form and keep habits, we often search for loopholes, for justifications that will excuse us from keeping this particular habit in this…
  • Podcast 22: Creativity! Listen to Rosanne Cash, Save Your String, Fight Drift, and a Lesson from the Writers’ Room. (Gretchen Rubin)
    22 Jul 2015 | 1:35 pm
    It’s time for the next installment of  “Happier with Gretchen Rubin” This week, we have a theme! Creativity. Update: Elizabeth and I, and our families, were recently in Kansas City together, to celebrate our mother’s birthday. We shot a quick little video to say hi to listeners. Check it out here. Try This at Home: Save string — which is a phrase from journalism that means, find ways to save your little bits of ideas. To read more about choreographer Twyla Tharp’s process, look in The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life. Woody Allen discusses his method…
  • What’s Your Idea of Luxury? (Gretchen Rubin)
    21 Jul 2015 | 12:25 pm
    In her memoir Plant Dreaming Deep, May Sarton describes her move into a new house — how she renovated it, planted the garden, met her neighbors. I wish I’d known about this book when I was writing Happier at Home — so many of the same ideas emerged. I’m planning to read her Journal of a Solitude next. At one point, she remarks, “If someone asked me what my idea of luxury is, I think my answer would be: flowers in the house all year round.” I think mine would be: going into a bookstore and buying every book — hardback or paperback — that caught my eye. I…
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    Daily Inspiration - Daily Quotes

  • Making Your Own Choices

    27 Jul 2015 | 9:08 pm
    To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,of most of the people you see every day,is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.- Theodore H. WhiteLife is a sum of all your choices.- Albert CamusTo live is to choose.But to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for,where you want to go and why you want to get there.- Kofi AnnanThe opposite of courage in our societyis not cowardice, it is conformity.- Rollo MayToday's affirmationI CHOOSE with Open Mind and Open Heart.I renounce all assumptions and expectations.I thoughtfully consider all…
  • You Are What You Do

    26 Jul 2015 | 9:08 pm
    You are what you do, not what you say you'll do.- Carl JungWhatever you can do, or dream you can, Begin it.Boldness has genius, power and magic in it, Begin it now.- Johann Wolfgang von GoetheYou can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.- Rabindranath TagoreFormula to live your dream:1. Be bold. 2. Begin now, 3. No exceptions.- William JamesToday's affirmation:I boldly set sail with courage and intent.I hold my course with focused attention and relentless commitment,as I weather the storms of life.- Jonathan Lockwood Huie Further reading: Action Overcomes FearWanting is…
  • Our Character

    25 Jul 2015 | 9:08 pm
    Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking.- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.You can easily judge the character of othersby how they treat those who cando nothing for them or to them.- Malcolm S. ForbesPeople do not seem to realize thattheir opinion of the worldis also a confession of character.- Ralph Waldo EmersonLive so that when your children think of fairness,caring and integrity, they think of you.- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.Further reading: Being HonorableYour Inner ThoughtsMoralityWho You AreBe a Light for OthersCopyright © by Jonathan Lockwood Huie. First published on my Daily…
  • To Live, Not Merely To Exist

    24 Jul 2015 | 9:08 pm
    I would rather be ashes than dust!I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blazethan it should be stifled by dry rot.I would rather be a superb meteor,every atom of me in magnificent glow,than a sleepy and permanent planet.The proper function of man is to live, not to exist.I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them.I shall use my time.- Jack LondonDo not lose hold of your dreams or aspirations.For if you do, you may still exist but you have ceased to live.- Henry David Thoreau Life is no brief candle to me.It is a sort of splendid torchwhich I have got a hold of…
  • Give Thanks for the Love

    23 Jul 2015 | 9:08 pm
    God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.- Saint AugustineEach and every human being on Earthhas both the responsibility and the privilegeof viewing themselves as Divine beingswith the power to bring about peace.- James TwymanKnow that you are loved.- Jonathan Lockwood HuieWe live in a spiritual Universe.God is in, through, around and for us.- Ernest Holmes  You know that you have fully experienced lovewhen you turn into love -that is the spiritual goal of life.- Deepak ChopraToday... Give thanks for the miracles -Give thanks for the love.- Jonathan Lockwood HuieFurther…
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    Inspire Me Today

  • A Mother’s Message (A Message to All Our Inner Children)

    Camille Lucy
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:20 am
    If I were to leave my beautiful children with a special message for them to carry close for the rest of their days as they walk this Earth in their magnificent bodies, it would be to remember their source: remember love. This message is relevant for all of us, as we are all grown versions of our inner children, seeking guidance and support in the same way we did as little ones.  Some of us require even more love and support as we mature, as we navigate through this life and face challenges and pains we didn’t expect or know how to process and handle. Remembering love is as easy as…
  • Nurture Your Dreams

    Guy Laliberte
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:12 am
    This inspiration is a bit different in that it was written by me from an interview with Cirque du Soleil founder and CEO, Guy Laliberté, while he was at the cosmonaut training facility in Star City, Russia. Guy was heading to the International Space Station for two weeks and entered quarantine the day after our interview. You really should listen to our interview- I believe it’s one of the best we’ve ever featured. Below is the inspiration that Guy shared with me, paraphrased just a bit. Enjoy! Hugs, Gail Lynne Goodwin, Ambassador of Inspiration for When I came…
  • The fastest way to get from lack to abundance is by a shortcut called gratitude.

    Inspire Me Today
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    This post was originally published on Leave a comment or share this post by visiting The fastest way to get from lack to abundance is by a shortcut called gratitude..
  • The Power of Truth

    Dr. Robert Anthony
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:12 am
    For a few minutes let’s discuss the POWER OF TRUTH and how you can harness it to Manifest Your Greatness. Lying to yourself is not the way to increase the power in your life. Lying drains energy at the mental, emotional, spiritual and molecular level. Here’s the problem — you lie to yourself all the time. You just don’t know it. You don’t believe me? See if these lies sound familiar: “There is no way I can ________” “I’m not good enough to_______” “I don’t have what it takes to _______” “If I don’t get _____ I will never be…
  • When we are determined, positive and persistent, we do not give up easily. We fight!

    Habibo Haji
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:10 am
    This post was originally published on Leave a comment or share this post by visiting When we are determined, positive and persistent, we do not give up easily. We fight!.
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    Think Simple Now

  • 4 Ways to Stop Procrastinating

    Rebecca A. Watson
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    After a nice walk on a Saturday, my friend told me she had some housework to do and was weighing her options. “I really don’t want to do it now, but if I wait until Sunday night, it’ll put a damper on my whole weekend. It’s like I won’t really enjoy anything until it’s done.” Boy, could I relate. I had been the world’s worst procrastinator in high school, somehow managing to pull off amazing feats of academic strength with all-nighters, but that all changed after an incident in college. I stayed up late into the night finishing a paper and had to drive to class to hand it in.
  • How to Cope When Little Things Overwhelm You

    Guest of TSN
    23 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    I have always been wary of the little things in life. The little things can steal my serenity, rob me of peace of mind and kill my joy. At the same time, I have been aware of the little things in my life: The smell of freshly brewed coffee The overheard laughter of a stranger A spider web glistening with morning dew How can I be defeated by little things or more likely, how can I LET little things defeat me? I identify with the concept of Chinese Water Torture as a method of ultimate despair — the premise being that drops of water fall onto the forehead of a restrained individual and…
  • How to See Today In New Light

    Kayla Albert
    20 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    I was constantly requesting change but viewing everything with the same lens and mindset that had created what I didn’t want in the first place. I was blind to the changes that had occurred and were constantly occurring, caught in a battle between the reality I perceived and the reality that actually existed. Often times this is how we handle our relationships — we spend an exorbitant amount of time pushing for positive change, but our attention has been stuck for so long on what’s wrong that we don’t adjust when things begin shifting and moving in a different direction. We may be…
  • 6 Tips for Learning Hard Lessons

    Guest of TSN
    16 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    Often I am woken up by the songs of coyotes howling in the predawn. It might be a single, mournful wail, but more often the entire desert hillside comes alive with the yipping chorus. It’s a beautiful, eerie song that evokes something ancient and primal, almost like a genetic memory stretching back to the beginning of time. As well as hear them, I also see them frequently. Wild and furtive, a coyote darts across the path during my morning walk, where I see her hiding among the sage and bitter brush watching me with wary eyes. I wonder what she thinks. If it’s pure survival instinct, why…
  • 3 Ways to Know What You Want

    Rebecca A. Watson
    13 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    I was riding in a taxi cab with a few coworkers years ago after a long day working a convention when I said something I thought was basic knowledge. “You’ve got to know what you want in life,” I said matter-of-factly. “I think the reason so many people are unhappy is because they’re busy chasing things they don’t even want.” One of my coworkers laughed and called me a guru. I took the compliment. But she also said this: “If that’s our problem, then fixing it should be easy, right? We just need to figure out what we want.” In saying that, she’s sent me on a bit of a quest…
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  • Stand In Your Discomfort With Comfort

    21 Jul 2015 | 4:42 am
    A man on a weekend hike spotted a cocoon. Looking closely, he saw a small opening. He watched amazed as the butterfly struggled to force its body through hole and out of the cocoon. It seemed to be stuck. So the man took his pocket knife and cut through the cocoon. The butterfly emerged easily, but its body was swollen and its wings were shriveled. It was unable to fly. In his kindness, the man did not realize that the butterfly’s struggle through the opening of the cocoon was nature’s way of forcing fluid from its body into its wings. We may often wish for our business to go more…
  • At the Intersection of Must And Want We Find Ourselves

    14 Jul 2015 | 4:27 am
    We’ve all heard the  word must too many times: You must take that job, you must have that career, you must be that kind of leader, you must be clever, you must have all the answers, you must be at all meetings, you must be perfect, you must be smart, you must be on time, you must always be right, you must travel for work, you must not miss that deadline, you must say the right thing, you must not express your feelings, you must . . . . Sometimes all our musts add up to a whole bunch of I don’t want to! When we say we must do something it gives us a urgency that detracts from what we…
  • There Is No Significance Without Character

    7 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    He walked into our coaching session smug and proud. He did not think he needed a coach. He didn’t want to work on self –development, nor did he think he needed to. He felt he was fine as he was, successful as he could be and wealthy as he should be for a man in his position. But we soon found out that he appeared much more confident, much more in control, and much more smug than he really was. Most of us have well-developed strategies for how to achieve career success. But when it comes to character development, we’re too often willing to leave it up to chance—and sometimes we all…
  • The Fine Line Between Friendship and Leadership

    23 Jun 2015 | 4:45 am
    The old school of leadership will tell you that leaders and bosses can’t be friends because it may lead to favoritism. The new school of leadership says there is a way to be friends without compromising relationships or undermining alliances. Leadership is all about relationships—the connections we make, the friendships we create. So how can friendship and leadership coexist? In fact, the two types of relationships have more in common than you’d expect. Here are some of the shared traits: Altruism. Like friendship, true leadership involves selflessness and concern for the well-being of…
  • Communication Mistakes to Avoid in A Difficult Conversation

    16 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    Some time or another everyone faces a time when a difficult conversation is necessary. It’s in those moments that your true leadership is tested. You may be dealing with an underperforming employee, disagreeing with a spouse, or negotiating with a client. Difficult conversations come in all forms, but they have one thing in common: They’re not easy. We all enjoy challenging others, helping them find their potential, motivating and inspiring them. But sometimes what we are called to do involves conveying bad news in challenging times—and our role as leaders is to have the courage to do…
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    The Chief Happiness Officer Blog

  • The most basic freedom is the freedom to quit

    27 Jul 2015 | 4:22 am
    Bernie deKoven points to this fascinating article by Peter Gray that examines quitting. Here’s an excerpt: We like to think of human rights in affirmative terms, so we speak most often of our rights to move toward what we want:  our rights to vote, assemble freely, speak freely, and choose our own paths to happiness. My contention here, however, is that the most basic right—the right that makes all other rights possible—is the right to quit. He looks at our freedom to quit i.e. work and relationships and show how important that is. Gray points to hunter-gatherer societies as the…
  • I’m in The Guardian

    13 Jul 2015 | 3:38 am
    I’m featured in this article in the Guardian on the rising popularity of Chief Happiness Officers.
  • The fundamental unfairness of the vacation auto reply

    3 Jul 2015 | 3:37 am
    With the summer holidays rapidly approaching, I’ve been thinking a lot about vacation auto replies. Here’s the problem: Although anyone who sends you a mail is told not to expect a reply until you get back, they probably still expect an answer at that point. This is fundamentally unfair. You’re away from work. As part of your contract with the company, you have some time off and yet some of the work from your vacation time is thereby shifted into your post-vacation work days. And I don’t think I’ve ever heard of a company that plans for their employees…
  • Kafka and happiness

    2 Jul 2015 | 6:35 am
    I am in BBC Radio 3’s very loose adaptation of Kafka’s The Metamorphosis called Mr. Rainbow. Here Gregory, Kafka’s main character facing a scary transformation, seeks advice from different experts – including yours truly. Give it a listen – it’s awesome :)
  • Never measure employees on metrics they can’t control

    1 Jul 2015 | 3:24 am
    I once worked with a large insurance company, where the claims handling employees were measured on a number of factors, including average customer wait time on the phone. This is a very typical metric or KPI for call centers and customer service centers but it suffers from one fundamental flaw: That number is outside of the control of the employees. The math is simple: Wait time depends on how many calls come in minus the number of calls employees handle. The latter is something employees can control, the first one is completely outside of their control. Wait times = calls coming in…
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    Self Help Daily

  • 3 Reasons You Should Seek a Balanced Life if You Want a Better Life

    21 Jul 2015 | 8:28 am
    At Work or Home, Success Depends on Finding Equilibrium Find Balance in Your Life and Stand Firm when Storms Come Most people are searching for something, whether they even realize it or not. Some seek money, fancy cars, and expensive wardrobes. Others seek better health and the ever elusive Fountain of Youth.  A small contingent simply seek days filled with laughter, their family, bottomless pitchers of tea, and as many cats as they can find. But enough about me. Lumbie Mlambo, magazine editor and stroke survivor puts a wonderful spin on searching for a better life in the article below.
  • Happy Families Don’t Just Happen

    15 Jul 2015 | 7:50 am
    Everyone Has to Do Their Part The One Place… I spend a lot of time thinking about families – husbands, wives, children, parents, siblings, aunts, uncles… the whole shebang.  That’s why I made “Building Happier Families” the focus of Self Help Daily for 2015. My family is my treasure on earth. I’d rather have this colorful cast of characters and nothing else in the world than to have everything but one less of them. They’re crazy, but by gosh, they’re my crazies! A family should be a safe haven, shouldn’t it? A happy band of…
  • 8 Amazing Uses for Coconut Oil

    14 Jul 2015 | 10:33 am
    Even More Reasons to ALWAYS Have Coconut Oil on Hand! Credit: 8 Amazing Alternative Uses For Coconut Oil [Infographic] by the team at Holland and Barrett © Joi for Self Help Daily, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to Post tags: self help infographic, uses for coconut oil
  • Benefits of Massage Therapy in Burlington

    13 Jul 2015 | 9:36 am
    Have you heard all the wonderful things offered by massage therapy from friends and co-workers? Are you still on the fence about visiting a massage therapist Burlington? If so read on to learn about the benefits offered by this practice, as well as some other vital information that can help you make an educated decision. Physical Benefits Offered by Massage There are quite a few physical benefits offered by massage therapy. Some of these benefits can be seen right away, while other may require a bit of time and several appointments to see. Some of the primary benefits that are offered are…
  • A Book of Miracles by Dr. Bernie S. Siegel

    12 Jul 2015 | 7:52 am
    Inspirational Book FULL of Uplifting Moments A Book of Miracles by Dr. Bernie S. Siegel I was sent a copy of  A Book of Miracles: Inspiring True Stories of Healing, Gratitude, and Love a while back to review on Self Help Daily. I receive a lot of books to review on my different blogs and websites, so it takes a pretty unique and special book to really stand out. This one did. Allow me to say that you may not agree with every single word from every single individual’s story. That’s okay! I, personally, give only One individual credit for miracle, and that’s God, Himself.
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    Chris Walker Online

  • This Weeks Soundcloud Files … Enjoy

    Chris Walker
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:57 pm
    Filed under: Podcasts Tagged: Podcasts, Soundcloud
  • Mental Health Problems and How to Avoid them At Work

    Chris Walker
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:43 pm
    Mental health problems cost employers in the UK £30 billion a year through lost production, recruitment and absence – so why aren’t we doing more about it? The answer is straightforward. Despite the fact that it is very common – one in four of us will suffer mental health problems during our lives – we find it very difficult to talk about. It often seems too personal, too deep and too complex. You might feel very happy to tell a colleague about a physical injury you’ve sustained, but when it comes to your mental health, where do you start? If you can’t…
  • Do You Want to Be Shocked About the State of Australia’s Workforce … Try This

    Chris Walker
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:09 pm
    A study commissioned by Medibank Private recruited 3,620 employees from corporate (74%) and small business (26%) Australia. Each employee completed an online assessment covering eight key areas that measure health and well-being, including: physical activity nutrition body weight stress risk behaviour (smoking, drinking, irregular use of sun-block) sleep pain medical health. Each employee was given a score from 0 –100 based on their response for each of the areas above as well as for other indicators of health and well-being including job satisfaction, mood, life stressors and perception of…
  • A 10% Productivity Increase in Any Office through Biophilia and Why You Need to Care About It

    Chris Walker
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:50 pm
    The cost of poor Working Environments for YOU Bad workplace design proliferates in Australia. Offices are designed by imbeciles with degrees in Vogue magazine cover design. It’s your life that’s being played with. They don’t care. That’s true isn’t it? Flowers and pot plants are banned because one person in 10,000 has an allergy. You suffer for the vast minority. Are you sure you want to risk your life for a dollar? Another example: Fluorescent lights have been proven time and time again to mess with your head. Does your office have fluorescent lights? Does your…
  • Is Your Company Serious About Your Wellbeing? Just Ask Yourself These Questions:

    Chris Walker
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:24 pm
    Is there natural light? The benefits of natural light are far more than meet the eye. One study cited in the WGBC report found that office workers with windows slept an average of 46 minutes more per night than their windowless colleagues. These employees reported better scores than their counterparts on quality-of-life measures, as well as better outcomes on measures of overall sleep quality, sleep efficiency, sleep disturbances, and daytime dysfunction, which dramatically impact overall employee productivity. Designing a workplace to maximize workers’ access to natural light can improve…
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    Box of Crayons

  • Twofer Tuesday: On Truth & Doodling

    28 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Have you joined our Tools for the Time-Crunch Manager LinkedIn group?  It’s designed to inspire and help you conquer the day-to-day challenges of your workday! We often share resources like this… The Truth Will Set You Free Love it or hate it, the resumé is still the standard, de rigueur send-it-in-and-cross-your-fingers approach to getting a job. It’s that fine line of playing up your strengths and accomplishments without sounding too unbearably smug about it all. Unless you’re Jeff Scardino. He created the “Relevant Resume”, which puts the spotlight on…
  • Great Work Provocation

    Michael Bungay Stanier
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
  • Interview with Brian Johnson

    23 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    I was thrilled to be interviewed by Brian Johnson, the powerhouse behind Optimal Living 101 and en*theos. We spoke about how to figure out who you are and what’s important to you, and ultimately, how to find your Great Work. Give it a listen!
  • Twofer Tuesday: On Employee Performance in the Digital Age

    21 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Have you joined our Tools for the Time-Crunch Manager LinkedIn group?  It’s designed to inspire and help you conquer the day-to-day challenges of your workday! We often share resources like this… Is it Time to Scrap the Annual Review? From text messaging to twitter, we live in a world where we get “rich, regular and robust feedback” says Dan Pink. So,in this environment, is the once-a-year employee review cutting it? Probably not. The quote from Dan that really caught my eye in this thought-provoking article contains was: “You want to increase the metabolism of feedback within…
  • Michael’s Sign Language

    Michael Bungay Stanier
    20 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Who would you call? Who can you reach out to for help today, emergency or not? Get provoked daily. Sign up our Great Work Provocations. Like a shot of espresso in the morning without the caffeine. Feel free to share – Blog it, Facebook it, Pin it…anyway you like.
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    Aspire Higher Motivational Quotes

  • Poem Called Insight

    23 Jul 2015 | 6:38 pm
    Share on Tumblr Here’s an insightful poem about finding life full of brightness & goodness. I found it while searching through old collections.  The author is unknown, and I know it pre-dates the 1940s.  I also think it’s from the U.K. Enjoy.   INSIGHT Often when it seemed I found... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • These Things I Have – Poem

    27 Apr 2015 | 8:36 pm
    Share on Tumblr Hi All, We all have plans and ideas as to how our lives should go, but circumstances don’t always work out how we plan. With that in mind, here’s a nice poem that deals with Plans vs Reality and what we can learn from how things turn out.  Enjoy: These Things I... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Your Name – Poem

    10 Mar 2015 | 5:50 am
    Share on Tumblr If you’ve been following this blog for a number of years (ie. from years ago when I would post things 3 times a week), you’ll know I’m partial to Edgar Guest poems. Here’s one I’d never seen before; it’s about honoring the family name you’ve... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Poem – Holiday For Strings

    8 Oct 2014 | 7:55 pm
    Share on Tumblr 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... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Nobody Else But You – Poem

    13 Sep 2014 | 5:15 pm
    Share on Tumblr 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... [[ 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

  • How to succeed through failure

    Josh Hinds
    4 Jul 2015 | 3:49 pm
    For many people, the idea of failure is simply not on their agenda. Not doing something the right way, or failing to get something right. It’s not something they can even comprehend. It’s the worst thing in the world to fail for some people. It proves they aren’t invincible, that they simply aren’t good enough to do things anymore. When this kind of mentality forms, though, changing and progressing as a person soon becomes pretty impossible. When you cannot control your life and the things that you are inevitably going to fail at, you need to realize that this isn’t some massive…
  • How to succeed in business as an introvert

    Josh Hinds
    16 Jun 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Last century, it was the extrovert we valued – that outgoing, gregarious individual who had strong and aggressive leadership skills, who never met a “stranger,” who could make the hard sale, and whose personality was “all over the workplace.” The 21st century, however, is the century of the introvert – that individual who is more introspective, who contemplates and analyzes, who has a quiet fortitude, who has the focus and the creativity that can spread a brand, and who will take the time to analyze and assess all possible strategies and solutions. These are the qualities that we…
  • Use Creativity to Succeed

    Josh Hinds
    30 May 2015 | 8:56 pm
    Now, more than ever, companies need creativity and creative thinking in the day-to-day operations in order to truly excel and rise above the competition. We often think of the great innovators such as Thomas Edison or Steve Jobs as the “creatives”, the kind of people who had such revolutionary ideas that they changed the world. Or we read stories like that of Elizabeth Holmes, founder and CEO of Theranos, who developed a simpler, less painful way to test blood that has turned her into the youngest self-made female billionaire in the world and we think “I could never have an idea like…
  • 4 Easy Steps to Stopping Procrastination in its Tracks

    Josh Hinds
    28 May 2015 | 6:11 am
    We almost all procrastinate — let’s just get that out in the open. And it’s OK. There’s nothing wrong with that. Our brains need to rest. They simply need balance. The problem occurs when it looks like the procrastination will never end and we never achieve our important, but complex challenges. In simple cases we can observe from a visual sign of procrastination – the cluttering. When we clutter up pieces of paper, newspapers, clothing (everywhere but not in the closet), leave dishes on the table, etc. we often say that we’ll deal with it later. We overestimate our future…
  • 8 Awesome Productivity Tools You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

    Josh Hinds
    16 May 2015 | 9:15 pm
    For busy professionals, there never seems to be enough time during the day to complete every task given at work. A lot of things are happening at once that you need to practice multitasking to finish up everything. Juggling multiple tasks such as projects, campaigns and writing proposals all at the same time is a serious business. Not everyone was given superpowers to handle daily grind but you can use effectual gadgets or system to manage your time well. To help you out in catching up with your work demands, here are more realistic and cost-effective alternative tools that will make you work…
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    Danielle LaPorte: white hot truth + sermons on life

  • When you’re done fighting for it. The upside of finally giving up.

    28 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Do you know the story of the man who was hitting himself over the head with a hammer? “Why do you keep hitting yourself with that hammer?” a shocked passerby asked him. “Because,” the man replied, “it’s going to feel so good when I stop.” Examine the evidence. You keep fighting the same fight. You’re losing sleep. You’re sick of hearing yourself complain about the same damn things over and over again (yammer, hammer, hammer). Clearly, wrestling isn’t getting you closer to free. It’s quite possible that…you have no fight left in you. This is excellent news! This is…
  • Procrastination can be a form of intuition. #Truthbomb elaborations

    23 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    photo credit: @yogamona_ …and by that I mean: Even type-A personalities and wildly productive grown-ups put things off. But what we might critique as procrastination can be a misdiagnosis for instinct. One of the effects of living in a hyper-productive society is that intuitive resistance can get labeled as procrastination. But… What seems like avoidance may be a deeper inkling of wrong timing.  Hesitation can be a form of wisdom. Motives become clearer; new information shows up. Amazing grace can happen when you choose inner rhythms over external pressure. It’s worth…
  • When you get through the big pain, this is what happens: Near-blinding radiance.

    21 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    photo credit: Catherine Just   You will have more to give—and you will LOVE giving it. You will seek to give. It will be the most incredible feeling. Someone is going to come to you with a broken wing, or low on reserves and you are going to have so much love and insight to offer them. You’ll actually say things like, “I can help you with that!” And you won’t feel taxed or burdened or obligated. You will feel like you are doing your work in the world. In essence, you will become an Angel. You will have a LOT more energy. (If, currently, your adrenals are shot and you’re…
  • Get your halo dirty. #Truthbomb elaborations

    16 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    photo credit: Denise Buchman   …and by that I mean: we “service oriented” folks (and that includes the range of yoga-going, clean eating, new agers, to traditional christians and and self-pronounced moralists), well, we “service oriented” people can get a little, you know, RIGHTEOUS. And the practices that heal us or keep us on track can sometimes becoming joy-stifling. (Not to mention really annoying to the people around us.) My favourite monks are the ones who sneak a smoke behind the commissary. “Don’t take it too seriously, Danielle.” I’m a vegetarian who LOVES…
  • Adjusting to your prosperity. (And how I stopped my habit of “getting by”.)

    14 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    photo credit: Catherine Just I’m at my first meeting with my Financial Planner: “So, I looked at your numbers,” she eased in. I felt like I was waiting for a diagnosis. “I think you’re working for your business instead of your business working for you.” Hunh?! But… All the honeys makin’ money…Throw your hands up at me. All the mommas who profit dollas, throw your hands up at me… “Say more,” I responded. “Well, you have THIS much in your business account.” (Makes a big gesture with hands). “And you have this much in your personal account.” (Speaks in tiny…
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    Jungle of Life

  • The Importance of Choosing a University with Internship Opportunity

    Lance Ekum
    16 Jul 2015 | 1:51 pm
    Tweet Choosing where to go to university for your undergraduate degree is a stressful decision to have to make, with many factors to consider. There is the prestige of the institution, the faculty in your field of choice, the cost of tuition and living, and a whole host of other factors that seem endless. But really, the most important part of your education is to set you up for a career where you can prosper in the future. So a university’s internship opportunities should be a big factor when deciding what school you will attend. Here are some of the main reasons why. Internships provide…
  • Lessons Learned from My Car Ownership Thus Far

    Guest Author
    9 Jul 2015 | 1:41 pm
    Tweet The following is from Crystal Stemberger at Budgeting in the Fun Stuff. She’s been blogging for more than 5 years and is now a professional pet sitter by day and a personal finance super geek by night. I’m 32 years old and have been the primary driver for 4 cars over the last 13 years. Here are the lessons I picked up over those years. The 1998 Mazda Protégé My first car was a 1998 Mazda Protégé that was repossessed and bought from the bank. It leaked a quart of oil every week or two, sometimes just turned off at stop signs and traffic lights even though it was an automatic, and…
  • 7 Typography Apps for Your Smartphone

    Lance Ekum
    25 Jun 2015 | 7:18 am
    Tweet Typography fanatics appreciate nothing more than smartly arranged type and neatly designed typefaces. Members of the web design industry tend to be some of the biggest fans of typography, as this goes hand in hand with their profession. Those who don’t think that typography is a big deal don’t yet understand the psychological impact of seeing a font perfectly complement a particular layout. Having poor typography can be extremely detrimental to your business. Having great quality typography, though, can mean the difference between making a sale on your website or the user clicking…
  • Hints and Tips to Help You Find the Best Car Title Loan Lender in San Jose

    Lance Ekum
    25 May 2015 | 3:12 pm
    Tweet There are a lot of car title loan lenders around. This is mainly because lenders are starting to understand that people continue to have financial difficulties but can’t turn to regular lenders due to their credit status. As such, these types of lenders have become some of the most popular loan types out there. How Car Title Loans Work Companies that offer car title loans in San Jose are a lot more lenient than credit card companies or banks. This is because of the type of loan they offer. Basically, these types of loans are secured against your vehicle, which means that if you do…
  • How To Choose A High-Quality Course

    Lance Ekum
    21 May 2015 | 1:38 pm
    Tweet Students to take time before choosing courses that suit them. First and foremost, list all the professional fields that you find interesting in order from the best downwards. From these fields, come up with courses that have strong a base for these interests. Finally, add topics that you found most interesting when in school with the jobs that you envy most. These combined will give you light concerning the course that is most interesting. Take time and do research on the internet, academic publications, newspapers and professionals around you about courses and prospective careers. Find…
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    Kala's Bohemian Blog - Explore Your Spirit with Kala

  • How to Read Crystals, Gemstones and Seashells

    Kala Ambrose
    26 Jul 2015 | 12:51 pm
    How To Read Seashells and Gemstones Join Kala Ambrose, award winning author, intuitive and wisdom teacher as she shares how to do Psychic Readings using Seashells, Crystals and Gemstones Are you a Psychic Reader who would like to Incorporate this type of Reading Technique into your Work?  Reading Seashells and Gemstones is a form of Divination similar to Reading Runes, Tarot or Tea Leaves Crystals and gemstones have been used worldwide in magical rituals, energy work and for protection as their energy provides a powerful conduit upon both the earth plane and the spirit world. Some of the…
  • Kala’s Writing Tip #5: Avoiding Writer’s Block

    Kala Ambrose
    12 Jul 2015 | 9:52 pm
    Most everyone who has tried to write on any regular basis has felt stuck at some point in a moment of frustration and then at times panic, when the words just simply won’t come.  The flow has stopped, the well is dry and your muse? She evidently took a sick day and hasn’t called in to let you know. The worst thing you can do when experiencing this phenomena called “writer’s block” is to try to force the words to come.  Our natural instinct is to “push, push, push”. To stay there hand with pen on paper or fingers on keyboard and do our best to force…
  • In Love, Light and Gratitude from Kala

    Kala Ambrose
    8 Jul 2015 | 10:19 am
    Hello Dear Friends and Soul Family, Thank You. The love and support that you have all expressed to me since my husband passed away in March has been so generous and kind.   I’ve gone through many tests and tribulations in this lifetime, but losing my dear, sweet, incredible husband, the love of my life, my best friend, my cheerleader, my support system, in such a sudden way, knocked me to my knees in a way that no other hurt ever has or ever will… I’ve read all of your notes, cards, emails, texts and social media comments and they have been a great comfort to me during this time. Thank…
  • How Sacred Symbols Awaken Your Aura

    Kala Ambrose
    6 Jul 2015 | 7:31 pm
    One day while out and about shopping, I happened across this gorgeous chest of drawers with the enchanting symbols carved into the front.  When something speaks to me like this piece did, I know it has to come with me and be part of my tribe. When you have a reaction to a piece of furniture or jewelry or art that invokes a response of this type, you are connecting with the energy resonating from the symbol. In our aura fields, we retain this information from previous lifetimes, and it is part of our hard wired conditioning that certain symbols evoke these energetic patterns within us.  For…
  • Everything Old is New “age” Again

    Kala Ambrose
    28 Jun 2015 | 11:19 pm
    9 Life Altering Lessons: Secrets of the Mystery Schools Unveiled by Kala Ambrose “Never regard study as a duty, but as an enviable opportunity to learn to know the liberating influence of beauty in the realm of the spirit for your own personal joy  and to the profit of the community to which your later works belong”. – Albert Einstein Hello, my name is Kala. I’m not here to teach you anything; rather I’m here to help you remember what you already know at a soul level. I teach what are referred to as wisdom teachings. Some of the most recognized are the teachings from ancient…
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  • New Poems at Menacing Hedge

    Emily Stoddard
    20 Jul 2015 | 8:28 am
    It’s an honor to have six poems published in the summer 2015 issue of Menacing Hedge, which recently went live. I love that they encourage writers to share audio recordings of their work, and as nerve-wracking as it was to record six poems, it was a good chance to go out of my comfort zone and share my work in my own voice. It was also a great excuse to try and learn how to pronounce Latin… I quickly discovered there are very few resources on the internet for such things, so if your ears are better tuned to Latin and the pronunciation feels off, I’d welcome that feedback.
  • Jane Hirshfield on Living by Questions

    Emily Stoddard
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:28 pm
    “In times of darkness and direness, a good question can become a safety rope between you and your own sense of selfhood: A person who asks a question is not wholly undone by events. She is there to face them, to meet them. If you’re asking a question, you still believe in a future. And in times that are placid and easy, a good question is a preventive against sleepwalking, a way to keep present the awakening question that’s under all other questions: ‘What else, what more?'” The post Jane Hirshfield on Living by Questions appeared first on emily stoddard.
  • Honorable Mention/A Little Affirmation

    Emily Stoddard
    28 May 2015 | 8:48 am
    So excited to get this affirmation as I journey further into fiction land… Today I learned that I received an honorable mention in the recent Glimmer Train short story contest, meaning my story ranked in the top five percent of the 1000+ submissions they received. The full list of honorable mentions is available here. Very grateful for a boost of confidence to keep sending this story out until it finds a good home. The post Honorable Mention/A Little Affirmation appeared first on emily stoddard.
  • The Badass Poem Finds a Home

    Emily Stoddard
    21 Apr 2015 | 1:21 pm
    I’m excited to share that the week began with an acceptance. Menacing Hedge has accepted six of my poems for its summer issue, expected this July. I’m so grateful for this vote of confidence in my work… having all six poems accepted and able to appear together is a special thrill that I did not expect. It means a lot to me that people will have the option of reading the poems together, as some in this set were written around the same time and in a kind of mutual exploration of each other. And the batch includes the badass poem that I recently mentioned. It was the poem…
  • Remembering the Importance of Badassery

    Emily Stoddard
    25 Mar 2015 | 6:56 pm
    It’s funny how kicks from the past can arrive at the right moment. Lynn Melnick has written an excellent, close read of Diane Wakoski’s work in the Los Angeles Review of Books. As a former student of Diane’s, much of Melnick’s essay resonates with my experience of Diane, her poetry, and her “enduring badassery.” No one could make me think twice about a “lazy image” like she could. The essay has shown up at a time when I’m noticing that my poetry has gone surfacey, lost touch with its raw parts, started to shy from honesty. (Curiously, this has overlapped…
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    Walter E. Jacobson, M.D. » Blogs

  • Five Things You Can Do Today To Change Your Life

    Walter Jacobson
    26 Jul 2015 | 12:03 pm
    Make a commitment to truth, compassion, calm, acceptance and forgiveness. Put these into practice as best you can every day, unconditionally and without exceptions. If you do this consistently: happiness, health, relationships and material success will all improve. The post Five Things You Can Do Today To Change Your Life appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
  • Polluters Of The Mind

    Walter Jacobson
    12 Jul 2015 | 3:43 pm
    “Merchants of Doubt” is a powerful, eye-opening documentary that everyone should see. We, the people, are victims of big money and big business brainwashing us with lies, disinformation, and vicious spin doctoring, all designed to generate grotesquely immense profits at the expense of our health and the health of our planet. The post Polluters Of The Mind appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
  • The Doctor Is Within – How To Heal Yourself

    Walter Jacobson
    28 May 2015 | 9:42 pm
    We have all that we need to heal ourselves on the physical, emotional, spiritual and material planes. And that is to express truth, compassion and calm in all aspects of our lives. Consistently. Persistently. Without conditions and without exceptions. The post The Doctor Is Within – How To Heal Yourself appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
  • How To Overcome Analysis Paralysis

    Walter Jacobson
    26 May 2015 | 9:09 pm
    Sometimes we think too much. We over-analyze to the point where we paralyze ourselves with doubts and we end up doing nothing for fear of making the wrong decision. At some point we’ve got to have faith in our ability to deal with the choices we make, even when the outcomes aren’t what we hoped for or expected… If you liked this video, check out my book, “Forgive To Win!” at: The post How To Overcome Analysis Paralysis appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
  • The Forgiveness Diet – How To Forgive To Win

    Walter Jacobson
    23 May 2015 | 7:26 am
    Unconditional forgiveness is necessary. Unconditional forgiveness is extremely difficult. The Forgiveness Diet is a daily regimen of thoughts and actions to help people release judgments and resentments, embrace love and acceptance, and make forgiveness a daily habit. The Amazon Best-Seller “Forgive To Win!” can be purchased at: The post The Forgiveness Diet – How To Forgive To Win appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
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    Everything Counts® - Official Site | Gary Ryan Blair

  • Become Brilliant on the Basics

    Gary Ryan Blair
    26 Jul 2015 | 6:31 pm
    FOOD IS AN ESSENTIAL ELEMENT that provides nourishment to the body, and allows specific functions to work at optimum levels. Without it, you’ve got 3 weeks. Water is a basic necessity, needed to maintain a healthy body, a clear mind, and a good balance. You can survive 3 days with its absence. Oxygen is one of the most important elements required to sustain life. Deprived of oxygen, you’ll be finished in 3 minutes. Food, water and oxygen…these are the vital, indispensable ingredients needed to maintain life, and in this message you’ll learn why becoming brilliant on the…
  • A Deformed and Ugly Beast

    Gary Ryan Blair
    12 Jul 2015 | 1:26 pm
    EXCELLENCE IS NOT ONLY A CHOICE—it’s a form of currency. To be more precise, it’s reputational currency that attracts people, opportunity and money into your life. Mediocrity is also a choice—not always made consciously—but still a choice. It’s a self-inflicted wound which compromises quality, devalues potential, undermines credibility and reputation and repels people and opportunity. In every case, the results of mediocrity is a deformed and ugly beast as it personifies a bad attitude, poor quality, lazy work ethic, inferior thinking, compromised values, and sloppy execution. To…
  • Ask Your Way to Success

    Gary Ryan Blair
    7 Jul 2015 | 5:48 pm
    EFFORTLESS is defined as one’s ability to achieve a desired result or outcome without requiring any unnecessary physical or mental exertion. As it relates to achieving your goals and driving results, effortless success is best viewed as your ability to obtain maximum results with minimal effort. If that concept peaks your curiosity…then you’re going to love this message, as you’re about to learn one of the best performance acceleration strategies ever uncovered. It’s titled…ASK YOUR WAY TO SUCCESS. Developing the discipline to speak up and ask your way to success is…
  • One and Done

    Gary Ryan Blair
    14 Jun 2015 | 7:29 pm
    We’re all playing a high stakes game of one and done, as you have exactly one life in which to do everything you’ll ever do. Therefore, it’s in your best interest to get serious and focus on results. – Gary Ryan Blair It’s my great desire to ignite a flame under your behind today, one that compels you to step up your game, to raise the bar, and to astound yourself by what you can get accomplished in a short period of time. Why? Because, you’re now in the home stretch of June, and the end of the second quarter is in sight. What are you going to do in these…
  • The Curse of Good Intentions

    Gary Ryan Blair
    7 Jun 2015 | 7:57 pm
    THE GREATEST WASTE of untapped resources in this world, are people’s good intentions that don’t translate into purposeful, goal directed behavior. . Therefore, allow me to explain the critical difference between intentions and results. . On a global scale, there is a chronic disconnect between intentions and results, as the goals that companies and individuals set for themselves often bare little resemblance to the results that they actually achieve. The fact is… Intentions have never once put food on your table, or clothes on your back. Intentions have never put…
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    Escape Adulthood with Kim & Jason

  • The What the Hell Approach to Living a Great Story

    26 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    The #Notarule Tour is well underway. We have already visited a bookstore, a zoo, an old bank, and the home of some Escape Adulthood Summit alumni. But now the certifiably insane part is upon us. We are embarking on a 10-day road trip in a Ford Edge with three kids under seven. And then we’re doing it again a month later. Most parents might think we’re batsh#t crazy. Sometimes I do, too. Because it is a little bit crazy. And it might not work. But that’s exactly why it’s worth doing. I loved the message I once saw printed on a sign at a store that said, “Ever notice that what the…
  • Saturday Morning Sprinkles: Bubble Alarm Clock Edition

    25 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    • Notifly is a calendar notification device that sits on your desk and lets you know when you have a meeting, by blowing a bubble. So cool. • Also thought this tweak on the traditional nametag was clever. • I’ll be honest. Lots of people sent me a link to this adult preschool and I’m not sure how I feel about it. On one hand, it feels a little more childish than childlike, but on the other, I appreciate the fact that sometimes you need to push the envelope in order to beat Adultitis. • Kim and I love us some Jimmy Fallon. Here’s a fun video on #MyCrazyFamily tweets:…
  • How to Host Your Very Own Escape Adulthood Party

    23 Jul 2015 | 2:08 pm
    Once upon a time, there was a friendly, kind, and generous woman named Joan. She attended an Escape Adulthood Summit in Madison and wanted to bring back some of the magic she experienced to a group of her friends. So she hosted the first ever Escape Adulthood Party. And a great time was had by all. Joan didn’t ask for permission. She didn’t have an advanced degree in party planning. She just did it. And Kim and I were just tickled pink about it. We have always thought this fight against Adultitis was bigger than us, and we are delighted whenever our suspicions are proven right. The three…
  • Saturday Morning Sprinkles: Cookie Monster Rug Edition

    18 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    • At first I thought a hunter shot Cookie Monster and turned him into a rug. Turns out you can make one without harming any Muppets. Phew! • At long last, coloring books for adults are here. When was the last time you held a crayon in your hand? • Hmmm….Is the secret of happiness contained in this Danish word? • I suspect most Star Wars nerds have already seen the behind-the-scenes footage from Episode 7 they showed at the San Diego Comic-Con. (Checked that event off my bucket list a few years ago, btw!) But just in case you wanted to watch it again… Click here to view the…
  • Contrary to Popular Belief, You Are Not an Octopus

    13 Jul 2015 | 7:09 am
    Today I’d like to talk about octopuses. Because it’s what we think we’re like when we multitask. Yep, we imagine we’re like an octopus, one that’s holding a crayon with each arm, coloring eight different things simultaneously. Like a boss. If only that were true. If we are an octopus, we’re an octopus with only one arm, who colors one square inch of something, drops the crayon, picks up another, colors another square inch, drops that crayon, and on and on. Research tells us that the human brain can only concentrate on one thing at a time. What we’re doing when we THINK…
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    The BridgeMaker

  • Soul on Fire

    Alex Blackwell
    27 Jul 2015 | 3:17 am
    The most powerful force on earth is the human soul on fire. – Ferdinand Foch I’m back. I could blame my absence on a busy work schedule or wanting some downtime while on vacation. But I know myself better than that. I took a break because I lost the passion to write and share my heart. Truth The world has seemed so black lately. Anxiety over the ISIS threat and shootings like the one in Chattanooga have left my soul shaky. To be honest, it felt like the fire had been extinguished and replaced with a dark hole that was getting deeper every day. Writing once filled that hole. Though I…
  • Sunday Inspiration #1

    Alex Blackwell
    25 Jul 2015 | 6:04 am
    Today’s Sunday Inspiration: No matter how dark the world may feel sometimes, take comfort in knowing God has a plan for your life greater than you can imagine. So, trade anxiety for peace and give up fear for hope. Better days are coming. With love and patience, nothing is impossible. – Daisaku Ikeda The BridgeMaker Founder Alex Blackwell is the author of Letting Go: 25 True Stories of Peace, Hope and Surrender. Join the community to connect, share and inspire: Twitter | Facebook | More Posts
  • Five Ways to Unplug and Connect

    Alex Blackwell
    13 Jun 2015 | 11:00 pm
    As we get past our material wants and instant gratification we connect to a deeper part of ourselves, as well as to others. – Judith Wright I have two laptop computers, a smart phone, four email accounts, a Twitter and a Facebook profile, an iPhone 6, four television sets and a blog. The tendency to use such devices or visit these websites frequently and then become absorbed with the information we are gleaning from them is a condition called hyperconnectedness. In the spirit of full disclosure, I suffer with this condition, too. Life continues to move on – with or without us…
  • What Keeps Your Faith Alive?

    Alex Blackwell
    7 Jun 2015 | 5:16 am
    We are twice armed if we fight with faith. – Plato Some days the bad news rushes over you like a storm surge from a high tide. Rescue feels hopeless. Disaster seems certain. The ISIS threat – earthquakes – a rising murder rate – things are getting blacker; it’s as if the world is spinning out of control and faith has died. But there’s hope. While no one person can push back the water, it takes just one person, one voice at a time, and one choice at a time, to refuse to go under by keeping their head up and seeing what’s good. It takes just one person to keep faith alive so…
  • The Best Marriage Advice I Have to Share

    Alex Blackwell
    31 May 2015 | 10:49 am
    Marriage: Love is the reason. Lifelong friendship is the gift. Kindness is the cause. Til’ death do us part is the length. – Fawn Weaver The odds were stacked against my marriage. The skeptics announced their doubts without much of a filter. After all, how could a 22-year-old first-year high school teacher with little money provide a comfortable life for a 19-year-old college freshman who was six weeks pregnant? Yep, the odds weren’t in our favor. We were young, immature and scared to death. With eyes rolling and teeth clinched, our families watched us marry as side bets were…
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    The Cracker Lady's House

  • Why My Mom Sent Me To The Vet In Yerington

    27 Jul 2015 | 9:15 am
    Why My Mom Sent Me To The Vet In YeringtonIt was the best of times; it was the worst of times, 1956 and 1957 were not my best childhood years. In 1956, at age 8, I came down with rheumatic fever and was on total bed rest for a whole year.  When I returned to school the next year, I was required to lay down in the nurse’s office at all recesses for the first six months of the fourth grade. I could see all the children playing on the playground and longed to join them.  When I was finally released to go to recesses, I went absolutely crazy.  I  rejoiced on every piece of…
  • The Cracker Lady’s House Roots

    6 Jul 2015 | 6:53 am
    The Cracker Lady’s House RootsThe question was asked recently by a Facebook friend, “ What is this cracker lady house stuff all about? I have no idea what the cracker lady house is.”  Well, the origin of the Cracker Lady goes clear back to 1977 and I was in my last year of Bible College in Tennessee.  Most of the time that I lived in Cleveland, Tennessee, I attended a very large white church.  But in my last year of college, I felt the Lord’s leading to go minister in the black church across town. Don’t ask me why He would wanted this country white girl in a black…
  • The Last Road in Yerington

    28 Jun 2015 | 12:28 am
    The Last Road in YeringtonThere is a road I’ve yet to travel.  It is not the longest or the most adventurous road I’ve traveled. It is not the first time I have driven this road, but It is the last road I will ever go down.  It will start at the corner of Main & Bridge Street.    The Wells Fargo Bank will be on the left and the Copeland Lumber Company will be on the right. It might be called something else now, but when I was a kid it stood there like a big orange square Jack-o-Lantern with its black cat logo.  Every time I went by it I would count how many…
  • You May Be From Yerington In the 50’s-70’s If…. (Part Three)

    26 Apr 2015 | 7:30 pm
    You May Be From Yerington In the 50’s-70’s If…. (Part Three)  ...You thought it was fun to watch grocery trucks unload or hair cuts.  Mac the barber cut “Baby Face Nelson’s hair” right in that very chair. (CB) & (MB)  ---You hung out at John’s Cafe hoping a friend with a car would let you drag Main with them. (CB)  ---if you didn’t drag in a car, you walked up and down Main until your feet got tired, then return to John’s Cafe or the F&B for a coke and some 25 cent order of french fries. (CB)… You remember hearing the “dart” trucks from the…
  • You May Be From Yerington In the 50’s-70’s If…. (Part Two)

    20 Apr 2015 | 12:18 pm
    You May Be From Yerington In the 50’s-70’s If…. (Part Two)...You know which side of a dead cottonwood tree the edible mushrooms grow (MB)… When you are hunting, hiking or mushroom picking to close all the head gates and to pack out what you packed in. (MB),,,You love the aroma of new mowed alfalfa. (MB)...You remember the dog catcher patrolling on his 1930’s bike, but still question where the basted dogs sat. (MB)      ...You are a Giants fan who despises, no absolutely hated, the LA Dodgers.  Dodger blue makes you nauseated. (MB)...You remember when…
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    Your Voice of Encouragement

  • Is Your Heart at Peace or at War with Others?

    13 Jul 2015 | 1:35 pm
    Do you have  an ongoing conflict with someone in your professional or personal life?If the tension and differences have been going on for a while, you’ve probably made a substantial list of things about that person you’d like to change. Maybe it’s their attitude or their approach, or certain words and actions they use. If they would just start doing X or stop doing Y, then your life would be so much happier.What if there were something YOU could do that would dramatically improve the situation?A profound book, The Anatomy of Peace by The Arbinger Institute, has the potential for…
  • Situational Leadership for Dummies

    22 Jun 2015 | 9:19 am
    Today I'm featuring a guest post by Henna Inam, a colleague whose outstanding new book, Wired for Authenticity, is a must-read for leaders.This past Sunday I got to spend a few hours as a “dumb blonde." It taught me some great lessons about authentic leadership. As an executive coach, I often work with clients to expand their leadership behaviors. As leaders we often get stuck within a narrow range of leadership behaviors. This can derail us because different situations call for different leadership behaviors. You are naturally decisive and move fast but a business challenge you face…
  • Are You a Time Warrior?

    12 May 2015 | 1:16 pm
     “The best futures get created in the present moment.”– Steve Chandler in Time WarriorI just finished reading the last “time management” book I’ll ever need.Actually, referring to Time Warrior by Steve Chandler as that kind of book is a misnomer. Because it’s so much more.Chandler nails the culprits that prevent us from getting the most from each day, such as:A need to please and be liked by others Self-doubts about our ability to get organized or accomplish our goalsWrong-headed belief that procrastination is a permanent character defectLack of a strong purpose or…
  • Are You Leading with GRIT?

    15 Apr 2015 | 2:00 pm
    No, I’m not talking about the determination and resolve you need when taking on a challenging project or trying to tough it out through a difficult time. That kind of grit is certainly required for anyone to succeed in life.I’m referring to the acronym that Laurie Sudbrink created in her terrific book, Leading with GRIT. In this context, GRIT® stands for the four elements leading the way to success…Generosity, Respect, Integrity and Truth.Laurie’s consulting work with clients has been influenced by Don Miguel Ruiz, author of The Four Agreements, which I summarized in an earlier post.
  • How to Help Everyone in an Organization Become a Coach

    2 Apr 2015 | 2:16 pm
    When I got my first job as a supervisor, I was given no training on how to be an effective leader. I made a lot of mistakes. And I had absolutely no idea how to coach my direct reports on to improve their performance.Unfortunately, what I experienced is not uncommon.Companies often invest huge amounts of money and time training managers on the technical aspects of their job yet don’t make a similar investment teaching them how to lead and coach others.As I read Thomas G. Crane’s excellent book, The Heart of Coaching, I got to thinking about how many folks (including me back then) could…
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    Building Personal Strength

  • Life Wisdom Still Current after 2,000 Years

    10 Jul 2015 | 5:38 pm
    Epictetus (c. 55 – 135) was born a slave in Turkey nearly 2,000 years ago and then lived in Rome until he was banished to Greece. He was one of the Stoic philosophers. Epictetus taught that philosophy had to be more than theoretical; it had to be the way you lived your life. To him, external events were beyond one's control and we should accept whatever happens calmly and dispassionately. However, individuals are responsible for their own actions, which they can examine and control through rigorous self-discipline.Here are a dozen of my favorite quotes from Epictetus, taken from…
  • A Huge Danger of Interstellar Space Travel That Scientists Rarely Mention

    30 May 2015 | 9:05 am
    Nine years ago, NASA launched the New Horizons probe to take close-up photos and sensings of the dwarf planet Pluto, which has been the object of scientific curiosity for over a century. The report said that scientists are concerned about the spacecraft, traveling at 32,500 mph, because the closer it gets to Pluto, the greater the chance it might run into a small particle of space matter. According to officials, "At such speeds, a collision with an object as small as a grain of rice could prove catastrophic."The reason is that a particle the size of a grain of rice hitting the craft at 32,500…
  • A Modern Classic: Jack Canfield's 2015 edition of "The Success Principles"

    26 May 2015 | 4:12 pm
    During the past century there have been many dozens of books about how to live a happy, successful life. A few examples of the better-known classics:Think and Grow Rich - Napoleon HillThe Power of Positive Thinking - Norman Vincent PealeThe 7 Habits of Highly Successful People - Stephen CoveyDo you have a favorite?Now you can add the 10th anniversary edition of Jack Canfield's The Success Principles. Building on ideas that have stood the test of time, this beautifully written book addresses over 65 topics, such as "Decide What You Want," "Believe in Yourself," "Take Action," "Reject…
  • How to Create a Coaching Culture

    1 Apr 2015 | 1:57 pm
    There's a quiet revolution happening in organizations.Until recently, helping managers and employees improve their ability to perform was the responsibility of HR staff, corporate trainers, consultants, and hired professional coaches. If you asked a supervisor what he or she was doing to help team members be better team members, the typical answer was, "That's not my job."But why shouldn't a first-line supervisor want to help direct reports get better at what they do? For that matter, why shouldn't team members help each other perform better? It would only make their jobs easier!The answer is…
  • 3 Signs of a Healthy Team

    26 Mar 2015 | 8:20 am
    Is your group a strong, healthy team? In this guest post, some insights from Quinn McDowell, a writer who knows a lot about teams.Truth-TellingThe key to any healthy relationship is the ability to communicate clearly and effectively. Teams are a complex web of relationships that must be nurtured and developed. Nothing undermines team chemistry more than deceit and dishonesty. A good coach understands they must communicate on three unique levels: with their team, their players, and the player’s parents. There are literally hundreds of different relationships when you take into account these…
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  • Why Vacations Are Critical For Successful Leadership

    Tanveer Naseer
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    With the welcome arrival of the warm summer months, many of us – myself included – are eagerly making final plans for our vacation break and with it, some much needed time for rest and relaxation.Of course, taking any time off work these days can be quite challenging if not difficult for the very reasons why we need to take these much needed breaks from our everyday workday lives. Namely, the faster-paced, increasing demands on our time, energy, and finite resources that we all have to manage as members of the modern workforce.These rising demands – not to mention how quickly things can…
  • Think Inside The Box To Solve Leadership Challenges

    Tanveer Naseer
    21 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    The following is a guest piece by Mike Figliuolo.The phrase “think outside the box” makes me physically ill. It’s trite and isn’t at all practical. But inside the box? That’s where great leaders go to get more out of their teams. You can too with a simple assessment tool that provides insights as to how to most effectively lead the unique members of your team.Preface: I’m an idiot. My friend and fellow thoughtLEADERS instructor Victor Prince hoodwinked me into co-authoring a new book: “Lead Inside the Box – How Smart Leaders Guide Their Teams to Exceptional Results“.
  • Leadership Is About Alignment

    Tanveer Naseer
    14 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    The following is a guest piece by Marlene Chism.There are as many definitions for leadership as there are companies that have leaders, yet at the core, leadership is about alignment. When we hear the word alignment, we think “walking the talk” or acting from integrity. We have all had the experience of observing a leader who doesn’t “walk his talk.” There an incongruity, an imbalance, or lack of agreement in one or more area.The Merriam-Webster Dictionary’s definition of alignment is to arrange things so that they form a line or are in proper position: to change something so that…
  • Are You Creating Purpose Through Your Leadership?

    Tanveer Naseer
    7 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Over the past few months, I’ve been noticing a common thread in my work with various leaders and organizations, as well through my various speaking engagements with audiences in Canada and the US. Regardless of whether it’s the private or public sector, there’s a clear desire out there among many leaders to understand how to better engage their employees in the work they do.No doubt a key factor behind this drive to better understand how to get employees to fully commit their discretionary efforts to their organization’s shared purpose stems from the realities of…
  • Bringing Out The Best In Those You Lead

    Tanveer Naseer
    30 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    Image © Wharton MagazineOf all the seasons of the year, summer is without question my favourite. From attending the various outdoor festivals that Montreal has become renowned for, to the annual summer vacation breaks with my family, there’s no question that summer is a time for renewal and rejuvenation.Of course, renewal and rejuvenation is something that summer has also brought to my garden which, after several years of trying to grow various flowers and shrubs, is finally the kind of garden I had hoped to grow since we moved into our house many years ago.The process of testing out…
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    Simply Encouraging Blog

  • Sweet & Sour

    8 Jul 2015 | 4:29 pm
    “Summertime, and the livin’ is easy…” At least that's what the lyrics say. But tell me, how’s your summer unfolding? If “the livin’ is easy” for you, then perfect! But if you’re like most people, then life is challenging at a time when the weather is hot, and the kids are out of school. I mean, for many, THAT is the challenge! As for me, the flavor of my life is consistently “Sweet & Sour”. You know, kind of like Chinese food. At any given point, I can tell you the blessings AND the curses. The stock market looks like it…
  • Reality, really?

    3 Jun 2015 | 3:04 pm
    I think it’s awesome that we can sit next to someone we’ve known forever, experience the very same thing, and then describe two completely different realities. What's really amazing is that we can then choose up sides, and try to decide with great passion who is right, and who is wrong. Reality is a slippery slope, and when I was pressed to define it long ago, I said, “Reality is what most people agree to at any given point in time.” You know, like the earth used to be flat! Reality is only real in isolation, or by consensus. And when it comes to reality, consensus is…
  • An Exquisite Exchange

    16 May 2015 | 5:58 am
    I think the best relationships are based on a principle of mutuality. Mutuality is an exchange of persons, which says, “I am yours, and you are mine”. It says that if something bothers you, then it will bother me. Mutuality says I am open to your point of view, even if it takes me a while to understand. It takes a lifetime to perfect, but mutuality says that when you take a breath, my chest will rise. Mutuality says that whether you are near or far, I will live my life as if through your soul. Of course, this implies a natural desire to always know the other more deeply. In…
  • Running Late, Doing Great!

    9 May 2015 | 5:49 am
    My wife just might be one of the most positive people in the whole, wide world. She just rushed into my office to announce, “I’m running late, but I’m doing great!” How is THAT for evidence that life’s challenges do not have to make us miserable? Come to think of it, her outlook is likely what enables her to be so consistently happy with me! Simple Encouragement and Simply Encouraging are Trademarks of Simple E Creations, Inc. Simply Encouraging® Stories & Narratives to Lighten Your Day, and Make Your Relationships Bright™!
  • Farming Dreams

    24 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The handling of dreams that come into our hearts is much like the farming of good seeds provided by a friend. As with the seeds, dreams have a life of their own, and ours is simply to nourish, nurture and protect them. If your dreams don’t seem to be coming true today, bathe them with faith, hope and love, trusting that the “sprouts” will surely come. Remember, your dreams have you, you don’t have them, and once they take hold, they will never give up. Folks, dreams don't come true, dreams are true! All they need to come alive is for us to believe, and to act…
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    The Curious Brain

  • Lackluster No.

    28 Jul 2015 | 10:22 am
    Sooooooooooo addictive! by Nova Heart
  • #rewind

    28 Jul 2015 | 10:02 am
    Sliced Tomatoes – Just Brothers
  • Sun of a Beach

    28 Jul 2015 | 9:41 am
    Directed by Alexandre Rey, Arnaud Crillon, Valentin Gasarian et Jinfeng Lin. PLs note that it contains animated nudity
  • #rewind

    28 Jul 2015 | 8:35 am
    Messages – Orchestral Manoeuvres In the Dark
  • Anatomy of Japanese folk monsters

    28 Jul 2015 | 8:26 am
    via pinktentacle
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    Interruption Management

  • Human Evolution, Interrupted

    8 Jul 2015 | 12:17 pm
    Here are excerpts from James Gardner's review of: The Singularity is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology, by Ray Kurzweil, published by the Viking Press:             1) On the fusion of human and machine intelligence: In the post-Singularity era, techno-futurist Ray Kurzweil predicts, there will be no distinction between human beings and their technologies. As we merge with our machines, we will become something more than merely human.             2) The Borg-like hybrid…
  • More Email, Lower IQ

    8 Jul 2015 | 12:14 pm
    “Workers distracted by phone calls, e-mails, and text messages suffer a greater loss of IQ than a person smoking marijuana, a 2005 British study suggested. The constant interruptions reduce productivity and leave people feeling tired and lethargic, according to a survey carried out by TNS Research and commissioned by Hewlett Packard.” The survey of 1,100 Britons showed:* A majority of three people check their electronic messages out of office hours and when on holiday* Half of all workers respond to an e-mail within 60 minutes of receiving one* One in five will break off from a business…
  • Interruptions in Health Care!

    30 Jun 2015 | 4:16 am
    In an article titled Sidetracks on the Safety Express, Matthew Grissinger, RPh, FASCP convincingly makes the case for doing one thing at a time and avoiding multi-tasking if at all possible.Three Excerpts: "...the risk of any medication error increases 12.7% with each interruption, and the risk of a harmful medication error is doubled when nurses are interrupted four times during a single drug administration and tripled when they’re interrupted six times. Thus, distractions and interruptions have major consequences in health care.""Distractions and interruptions include anything that…
  • Be Interrupted Less, Achieve More

    26 Jun 2015 | 7:47 am
    Get interrupted less, achieve more: With office and workplace interruptions on the rise, career professionals everywhere are experiencing monumental struggles to stay focused. By some studies, today’s typical worker is interrupted every 11 minutes and then takes another 25 minutes to return to the original task because of all the other distractions along the way. The more often you can keep interruptions at bay, stay focused on the task at hand, and allow yourself to do your best work, the more you’ll get done in a day.
  • Enhanced TVs, Less Exercise

    26 Jun 2015 | 7:45 am
    TVs in 2016 will get brighter, thinner, and more social.Do we need this? With an already an obese, often mentally unhealthy populace, will whiz bang TVs do anything about that?
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    Scott Grossberg | Thinking Magically™

  • Thinking Magically™| Choosing Peace of Mind So You Can Take Life in Stride

    26 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Stride forward with a firm, steady step knowing with a deep, certain inner knowing that you will reach every goal you set yourselves, that you will achieve every aim. – Eileen Caddy By now you know that I’m a proponent of you taking things in stride. Of you taking an “of course” attitude to what comes your way. But . . . I have a confession. When it comes to this particular Life Lesson, I’m the poster child for Richard Bach’s saying: “We teach best what we most need to learn.” You see, my first response to stress, irritation, attack, and the craziness of life is: I get…
  • Thinking Magically™ | Are You Letting Your Magical Studies Destroy Your Magical Life?

    19 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover. – Mark Twain Working with people who have chosen to live a magical life has been very interesting and intriguing. You see, there’s one big factor that seems to stop people—dead in their tracks—from really living the life of their dreams. They think they have to “be” different than who they are right now. They believe they have to “act”…
  • Thinking Magically™ | The Most Effective Way to Change Your Life (3 Minutes at a Time)

    12 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    “Ah, music,” he said, wiping his eyes. “A magic beyond all we do here!” – J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone) Now that The Most Magical Secret – 4 Weeks to an Ecstatic Life has been released, people are discovering how just the right music combines with the other techniques from the book to create a powerful, stimulating, and positive outcome. I’ve also written about this before in these blog posts (so take a look): Sacred Music for Hallowed Doorways – 2014 Version…
  • Thinking Magically™ | The Meaning of Magic – Part 2 (an excerpt from The Most Magical Secret)

    5 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    From The Most Magical Secret – 4 Weeks to an Ecstatic Life   by Scott Grossberg Copyright © 2015. Reprinted by permission.   [Continued from May 28, 2015] We copy failure. The challenge is that most of us act like very non-magical beings. Oh, we read our fantasy books and watch our fantasy shows and listen to our fantasy recordings. We use those books and shows and recordings as a way to pass the time or distract us from reality. I’ll ask it again: Why? Why do we do these things? Because most people don’t have an original thought in their brains. Oh, they might think that…
  • Thinking Magically™ | What Everyone Ought to Know About Success and Happiness

    1 Jul 2015 | 9:08 am
    Good morning, Thinking Magically Tribe –The day is finally here! The launch date for “The Most Magical Secret – 4 Weeks to an Ecstatic Life.”Here are some of the details. The print version of the book is available for online ordering from both Amazon and Barnes & Noble.AmazonBarnes & NobleThe book is also available in Kindle format atAmazon.Naturally, I’d love it if you’d purchase a book today. It always helps the ratings for the orders to come in on the release date. (A little note: you might have noticed that both Amazon and Barnes & Noble…
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    Experience Optimism

  • Recite the Optimist Creed; wake up on the bright side

    19 Jul 2015 | 10:15 am
    It's always interesting to see if my weekly thought about joining an Optimist Club has legs. In other words, which one of my pithy little statements will be shared and shared again on Facebook?I posted this particular thought (Wake up on the bright side of life: Join an Optimist Club)during  the Optimist International Convention and sure enough, it went from coast to coast as Optimist Club members from North America shared it with their own Optimist Clubs.Most know that the Optimist Creed tells us to "Look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true." If you are…
  • Build a Little Free Library

    17 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    My Experience Optimism post today comes from a sister service club - Kiwanis - and while this charming little house was built by the Kiwanis Club of Fircrest, Washington, any service club can do it.What is it? A small lending library.Sitting on the corner of Fircrest Park, this cute little house encourages readers to take a book and leave a book as often as they wish.While you may not need to affiliate in order to create a library in your community, this lending library is a chartered member of the Little Free Libary.  By affiliating with the organization, you get your name on the online…
  • Bringing out the best

    11 Jul 2015 | 2:41 pm
    The final business session of the 2015 Optimist International Convention has come to a close. New Optimist Club builders have been honored, district leadership teams have been recognized, business has been conducted and inspiration has been shared by the Ken Garner, Optimist International President 2014-2015 and Dave Bruns, Optimist International President 2015-2016.As we return to our home clubs and our local communities where the impact of our work is personally delivered and felt, we do so with a renewed sense of purpose. Optimist Clubs have been bringing out the best in children for more…
  • Happy to give

    3 Jul 2015 | 9:03 am
    Did you know that Optimist Club members are happier giving away money than the groups that receive the assistance? Sometimes, and that certainly looks true in this great picture captured by the Halton Hills Optimist Club. In the photo, President Helen MacCormack presents a check for $1,570 to Jason Claringbold of the Halton Hills Mosquito Eagles Baseball team. Helen knows that her club's donation is helping young people develop into well-rounded adults by learning teamwork, sportsmanship and improving their physical wellness. More important, she knows that she and her fellow club…
  • Everybody knows that!

    28 Jun 2015 | 9:29 am
    In the search for optimistic sayings, I recently read that an optimist is a person who continually looks for a new definition of optimist.In honor of that assertion, I decided to roll out an oldie, but a goodie with the time-honored statement, "An optimist sees the donut; a pessimist sees the hole."It's true, you know.  An optimist sees the benefit of all situations first and foremost. When you begin a project with the "I can" attitude, it's amazing how far and fast you'll go.Your community needs many like-minded optimists to help it be the best it can be. That's why I encourage…
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    Council of Love

  • Archangel Michael: The Life of an Archangel

    Content Editor
    21 Jul 2015 | 2:07 pm
    Like you, we are the servants of the Mother, completely determined, committed, and in joy to the fulfillment of her Read More The post Archangel Michael: The Life of an Archangel appeared first on Council of Love .
  • Galea #4 – The Nature of Inter-Galactic Communication

    Linda Dillon
    21 Jul 2015 | 10:07 am
      A beautiful conversation with UFOG Communications Officer Galea on the true meaning of communication. Linda Dillon: Channel for the Read More The post Galea #4 – The Nature of Inter-Galactic Communication appeared first on Council of Love .
  • Welcome Gaians to the Global Conversation

    21 Jul 2015 | 7:06 am
    For years I have wanted, and been guided, to create a portal where a global conversation about spiritual matters – Read More The post Welcome Gaians to the Global Conversation appeared first on Council of Love .

    Linda Dillon
    13 Jul 2015 | 3:26 pm
    All work with the Council of Love is heart-centered and done from the 13th Octave. The 13th Octave is the Read More The post THE ORIGINAL 13TH OCTAVE CHANNELINGS appeared first on Council of Love .
  • The Laws of Magnification and Transubstantiation

    Linda Dillon
    13 Jul 2015 | 3:20 pm
    The seventh original 13th Octave channeling: Over the years we have been taught in-depth about Universal law – about how Read More The post The Laws of Magnification and Transubstantiation appeared first on Council of Love .
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    Thin Difference

  • You May Be a Passive Leader If….

    Jon Mertz
    25 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Activist leaders are required. Through activism, we gain positive change, innovative ideas, results-oriented collaboration, and meaningful progress. We are entering a new era of leadership. We can no longer settle for the low bar of employee engagement. Activism is the new standard set and desired. Unfortunately, passive leaders are still present. The choice is simple. Become un-passive or be passed by. What are the signs of being a passive leader? You may be a passive leader if – You build walls. Walls only separate. What wall ever built lasted the test of time? Not many. If they did, they…
  • Resistance and Leadership

    Heidi Oran
    22 Jul 2015 | 4:33 am
    I was listening to a CBC Radio program recently, and the topic was focused on the Uber wars — or the taxi industry versus Uber (and others like it.) For those who haven’t heard about this, Uber is basically putting the taxi industry out of business in many areas. I went into listening with no opinion either way, but perhaps, I leaned toward the Uber side a bit simply based on my own experiences. Cabs are expensive and, in my experience, with Uber (in Nashville, specifically), we saved a ton of money using service. (Especially helpful in a city where tourists basically need a…
  • Learning to Lead Inside the Box

    Molly Page
    18 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    For more than twenty years, Victor Prince learned about leadership by doing. He’s worked on and led quite a few teams during his career. Some were wildly successful, and others were less so. But each team provided a valuable lesson. While hiking across Spain during a six-month sabbatical, he realized it would be great to get some of those lessons on paper. When he came up with the idea for the matrix (pictured here), he approached Mike Figliuolo to see what he thought of it. Victor had known Mike for more than a decade. The two worked together on several projects and Mike already had a…
  • Can You Wait Nine Years?

    Jon Mertz
    16 Jul 2015 | 4:43 am
    We are an impatient sort. Instant gratification seems more prevalent than ever before. No generation is exempt from this feeling of wanting it now rather later. From career to tangible goods, we just want our milestones and stuff now! A contrary example appeared this week. Most of us are in awe of the Pluto images being transmitted from 3 billion miles away. What is equally amazing is the journey took over nine years. The timeline extends back even earlier when you add in all the work prior to the launch. A key question arises: Can you wait nine years to gain a big result? The short answer…
  • Megan Dougherty on When to Trade Security for Opportunity

    Molly Page
    14 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    Megan Dougherty’s Dad always told her to, “Stay true, stay strong, and keep going no matter what.” She’s hoping that mantra will inspire her as she makes her next big transition. After working for Luck Companies as an Executive Coordinator for the past two years, she’s decided to take a leap of faith. She’s leaving a stable and rewarding position to pursue a graduate degree. It’s a decision many young professionals are facing. Is it better to settle for a great job that isn’t the job, or step out on a limb to position yourself for your dream career? With the support of her…
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    Later Bloomer

  • Beatrix Potter: Her Life Beyond Mushrooms and Talking Bunnies

    Debra Eve | @DebraEve
    8 Jul 2015 | 10:05 pm
    Long ago on a trip to London, a friend and I stayed near Hyde Park in Kensington. We dragged our bags up six flights of stairs to the top floor (the cheapest room) and laughed at our luck. Our tiny garret overlooked rows of Victorian rooftops, like a scene from Peter Pan. It’s easy to believe you can fly up there. A century and or so earlier it would have been part of the nursery. The hotel once housed a wealthy Victorian family—a barrister named George Hunt, his wife, three sons, five daughters, their governess, and ten servants. And the children would have shared…
  • Photographer Julia Margaret Cameron on Failing in the Dark

    Debra Eve | @DebraEve
    10 Jun 2015 | 8:00 pm
    (June 11, 2015 marks the 200th anniversary of Julia Margaret Cameron’s birth. I’m reposting this in her honor.) Do you recognize this model?  Here’s a clue: Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast. At age 9, she was the shy muse of a stammering Oxford professor named Charles Dodgson. By age 20, she’d become a minor celebrity who’d spent much of her life in front of a camera. As you’ve guessed, she’s Alice Liddell, the girl who inspired Lewis Carroll (Dodgson’s pen name) to write Alice in…
  • Steampunk, Late Blooming, and the Life of John Muir

    Debra Eve | @DebraEve
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:30 pm
    It’s 1 a.m. and John is awake. He knows what will happen but has no desire to stop it. The tick tick tick of the clockwork device sounds like hail upon the windowpane. Any second it will go off. Bam! The device kicks a stone attached to the leg of his bed. The bed crashes down and throws John to the floor. He leaps up, rushes to the freezing cellar where his clockwork desk opens a book and rotates it to him. An hour later, the book closes and the next one rotates into focus. Algebra, geometry, trigonometry, Shakespeare, and ah! Emerson. “I gained five hours, almost half a day!” he…
  • Kenneth Grahame: The Late Bloomer Behind The Wind in the Willows

    Debra Eve | @DebraEve
    28 Mar 2015 | 3:01 pm
    On a brisk autumn day in 1903, George Robinson strode into the Bank of England carrying a sheaf of papers. He demanded to see the president (“governor” in that era’s jargon), who wasn’t there. A clerk found the bank’s secretary, Kenneth Grahame, instead. Robinson offered Grahame the papers. Confused, Grahame accepted them. His hands now free, Robinson drew a gun and fired three shots. Somehow, all missed Grahame. A gang of clerks wrestled Robinson to the ground. The fire brigade blasted him with a high-power fire hose. Then the white coats came and took him away.
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    Eat. Sleep. Be

  • The Undeniable Health Benefits of Beets and Beet Juice

    28 Jul 2015 | 4:10 am
    Love beets? Me too. However, beets aren’t just a colorful item to add to an otherwise bland-looking salad. The health benefits of beets and beet juice are plentiful too! First of all, beets are high in high in folate, betaine, and nitrates. Of course, we all know that folate is important for women who are pregnant. Betaine helps to maintain liver, heart, and kidney health. Nitrates increases blood flow throughout the body, which reduces oxygen intake and can make exercise less tiring. Yummy red beets are still one of my favorite items to add to a salad. My favorite beet salad recipe…
  • Clean the World: Recycling Soap Bars and Saving Lives

    23 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    You might assume that recycling soap bar remnants is environmentally friendly, but would you have known that recycling soap from hotels could save a life? Me neither. Ever since last summer when I learned about Caesars Entertainment Group’s CodeGreen initiative, I’ve been reading more and more about hotels, resorts, and other hospitality venues that are utilizing sustainable practices. In the springtime our family stayed at a resort that wasted an enormous amount of food and other products. As much as we enjoyed our vacation, it was difficult to see so much being wasted, not recycled,…
  • Why You Should Be Wary of Super Foods

    22 Jul 2015 | 3:50 am
    Are you ready for a supermarket filled with genetically edited produce? Over the past few years we’ve been hearing a lot about “super foods,” those fruits and vegetables (such as berries) that contain the most vitamins and antioxidants. All the time we see lists in the media of the best of the best, the healthiest of the healthy. Hence the added title of “super” for the overachieving produce, the ones at the very top of the nutrient dense heap. Soon you might even be seeing signs in your local supermarket for “super bananas” and other such “super” fruits and veggies. But…
  • What to Pack for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day

    14 Jul 2015 | 3:30 am
    Whether you have already signed up for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day, or are still considering becoming a walker, you may be curious about what to pack for the event. Never fear, I’ve got you covered! It is, after all, a fairly big undertaking to walk over 60 miles in three days. Though I promise that it is one that you will never, ever, ever forget. Though I am an ambassador for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day, it should be noted that these items are solely based on my own personal experience. They are not specifically suggested, endorsed, or recommended by the Susan G. Komen 3-Day, but rather by…
  • Say Goodbye to Toxins With These Detox Juice Cleanse Tips

    13 Jul 2015 | 6:32 am
    So you’re ready to give your liver and digestive system a break by trying a juice cleanse, but you are a little intimidated by where to start and how to not eat food for 3 to 5 days. I hear you. Recently I did a detox juice cleanse, and have learned quite a bit about it. It is designed rid your body of toxins that can potentially be causing bloating, weight gain, acne, digestive issues, and even pain or illness. Cleansing your body through the process of a detox juice cleanse can be enough for you to pretty much start fresh. There are several ways to detox the body, and often more than one…
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    Tony Michalski's Master Key Coaching

  • The Millionaire’s Message: The Homemade Millionaire’s Secrets of the Rich and Free

    24 Jul 2015 | 8:07 am
    The Message That Will Make You One of the Elite The Millionaire’s Message: Read in an Hour. Reap for Life. Meet Michael Zors. The “Homemade Millionaire.” A man who began with nothing and now has a lot. He has a message for you — a message that will make you one of the elite, one of the rich and free. That’s right, you can enjoy a life of success and happiness, a life that is just a dream for most people no matter how hard they work, a life where you are the boss and you reap the rewards. What does it take? Only the willingness to learn the simple secrets and processes that people…
  • Jim Straw’s Secret to Making Insane Amounts of Money

    23 Jun 2014 | 7:27 am
    Let me tell you a true story … Some years ago, a very dear friend of mine who was retired and living on Social Security came to see me. He had with him a mailorder “drop ship dealer” program he wanted to get involved with and wanted to use some of my mailing list. The offer he wanted to mail was for a $20 “how to make money” book. The flyer was exceptionally well written and appeared to offer a good value for those who bought the book (I read it). So, I gave my friend 1,000 names and addresses of my customers for his mailing. About a month later, my wife and I…
  • 4 Stunning Insights from Tracey Jones (That Will Help You to Thrive)

    12 Jan 2013 | 10:27 am
    Four years ago this week I made a decision that I knew was coming for the past 45 years. In the words of ole blue eyes, “I’ve lived a life that’s full, I traveled each and ev’ry highway”. But I was ready to travel the biggest unchartered course of all, and ready to no longer be doing things “My Way.” I came home to carry on what my father started. Here are the top four things I’ve learned over the past four years that have not only kept me alive but actually enabled me to thrive. It takes time: I recently read a book review on Amazon where the reader stated,…
  • Being Tremendous: the Life, Lessons, and Legacy of Charlie “Tremendous” Jones

    4 Dec 2012 | 10:09 am
    We could all use a healthy dose of Tremendous this holiday season and Being Tremendous is just the medicine we’ve been looking for! We’ve scoured the archives and created a beautiful, full-color, hardcover book with free DVD that brings Charie Jones, one of the greatest speakers of the last 60 years, to life like never before. Charlie “Tremendous” Jones rose from a broken home and the squalor of the Great Depression to become a bestselling author, a successful entrepreneur, and one of the top twenty speakers of the 20th century. His speeches and writings, filled…
  • 11 Important Facts I Learned That Will Get You Rich (J.F. (Jim) Straw)

    14 Sep 2012 | 1:51 pm
    Do you want to get rich? I mean, do you really want to get rich? Here are 11 important facts that I learned in my many years in business that allowed me to make over $500 million. I learned very early in life that the ONLY way to make money was to “sell” something … either a product or a service … something people wanted or needed — or do something for them they couldn’t, or wouldn’t, do for themselves. I learned to “make do” with what I had until I could get what I needed to do a better job. I learned that I had to do anything necessary…
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  • Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

    Jenny Tran
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:12 am
    Long ago in a village far away, a girl invited her friends to a party. She showed them lots of treasures made by the people of a faraway land. They loved it so much that they bought all her treasures... This is a content summary only. Click on Title for more!
  • How to Customize Your WordPress Site Without Having to Understand CSS

    Jenny Tran
    26 Jul 2015 | 8:04 pm
    Sponsored ContentThis sponsored post features a product relevant to our readers while meeting our editorial guidelines for being objective and educational. We’re going to show you how you can make... This is a content summary only. Click on Title for more!

    Jenny Tran
    24 Jul 2015 | 2:30 am
    Parallax scrolling is defined as a site on which the background image scrolls faster than the foreground, creating the impression of depth. That rigid definition is at the root of most of the myths... This is a content summary only. Click on Title for more!
  • 43 great examples of WordPress websites

    Jenny Tran
    23 Jul 2015 | 12:45 am
    WordPress is no longer just a blogging tool, as these brilliant examples of WordPress websites demonstrate. Once regarded as just a blogging tool, WordPress has quickly become a fully fledged content... This is a content summary only. Click on Title for more!
  • 70 of the best blogs for creative inspiration

    Jenny Tran
    22 Jul 2015 | 12:15 am
    There are many times when we all stumble across creative block, struggling to figure out what to draw, design or make next. No matter what our creative field, we all need regular inspiration to help... This is a content summary only. Click on Title for more!
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    Very Smart Girls (tm)

  • Happy 6th Birthday Very Smart Girls!

    Jo-Ann Downey
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:06 pm
    Enjoy the most popular Very Smart Girls Blog originally posted June 2010 – Open-Ended Questions Build Relationships. Did you do your homework?  Did you complete your business plan?  Did you get the job you wanted?  Did you take out the trash? Do you sometimes feel that someone’s question is really a statement, a request, a judgment, or a directive? What is an Open-Ended Question? Unlike closed-ended questions, open-ended questions require more than a one or two word response.  Open-ended questions have an inviting quality and they encourage authentic responses and two-way…
  • Slowing Down Time

    Jo-Ann Downey
    28 Jun 2015 | 9:40 am
    I recently went to New York City (“10 Inspirational Quotes about New York City”) and noticed that I was just as busy as I am at home, however, there was enough time to get everything done with time to spare!  It was as if time had slowed down even in the hustle and bustle of Manhattan When I travel, I slow down because everything is new and I need, and want, to be more present and aware of my surroundings.  I need to take in new information, so I need to slow down and take it in. Time seems to slow down and I feel more peaceful. So how do you keep New York City new? “It is the…
  • 10 Inspirational Quotes about New York City

    Jo-Ann Downey
    31 May 2015 | 12:04 pm
    I just spent another heart-opening and inspirational week in New York City! Enjoy these quotes. “One can’t paint New York as it is, but rather as it is felt.” Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986) “It couldn’t have happened anywhere but in little old New York.” Henry O (1862-1910) “The true New Yorker secretly believes that people living anywhere else have to be, in some sense, kidding.” John Updike (1932-2009) “New York is the biggest collection of villages in the world.” Alistair Cooke (1908-2004) “It isn’t like the rest of the country – it is like a nation itself –…
  • The New Two-Do List – Part Three

    Jo-Ann Downey
    30 Apr 2015 | 5:37 pm
    How many of your To Do’s are physical such as finishing a report at work, washing your car, or scheduling appointments?  Is there something you want to think more about such as your personal financial plan? How do you want to feel while you are doing and thinking? The New Two DoSM List As shared in The New Two-Do List – Part Two, I decided to look at my To Do list as an opportunity to prioritize and to trust more.  I decided to pick 1-3 goals To Do (Two-Do) each day, relax more, and trust that the rest would easily get done. Guess what happened?  I was more comfortable with my To…
  • Across All Time ~ A Poem

    Jo-Ann Downey
    29 Mar 2015 | 12:50 pm
    In loving memory of Evelyn Sutton.  A magical, inspirational and joy-filled woman, volunteer, friend, classmate and roommate. Across All Time by Jo-Ann Downey Angels sing of infinite souls Merciful songs beyond sunsets and moonsets Joyfully free of age and story I welcome your comments. The name you type in the comment section (for example, Jo-Ann, Jo-Ann Downey or Jo-Ann from Boston) will appear on the site. Your email address will NOT appear. If you provide a website URL (for example, your business or your blog URL), it will link to your name so others can learn more about you. photo…
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    The Road

  • Free Preview of Ladybug

    Val Blakely
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Click here to visit bookstoreIn addition to the first three chapters you can preview by (click here) using the link provided under the book cover where it says Preview, I am providing you also with Chapter 12. It may seem a little too dark, too rigid, but it sets the scene of what's coming up next...Chapter 12Within seconds pain seared through his right shoulder and the animal's teeth sunk deep into his bones.  He could feel the sharpest of fangs pierce through cartilage in his shoulder while the bottom teeth wrapped under his arm.  The animal began pulling him away and he felt his…
  • The Burden of a Blessing

    Val Blakely
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:46 am
    I awoke in a horrid sweat. I had been somewhere, some place awful. I took a few clearing breaths to try and cleanse the repulsive, the evil, the disgust from my skin. My eyes opened and immediately I began replaying the nightmare over and over. I leaned over my bed, physically sick from the visions. As I leaned over, I realized my feet were bound at the ankles. I looked down at the bottom of the bed and there was a dark presence standing there, just holding me by my feet. I wasn't scared of it, I knew it couldn't hurt me, but I wanted to get away from it. I didn't want it anywhere near me, I…
  • When the Paint Don't Dry

    Val Blakely
    8 Apr 2015 | 4:12 am
    As soon as we made it through those glass doors, everything slowed down. People were moving around the small country church on this second night of revival with outstretched hands in salutation and passing smiles from one to the other. The door had barely shut behind us and I saw a young lady stepping towards the altar. She looked downward and slowly placed both palms down on the smooth piece of wood. The carpet seemed to just reach up and take her by the knees and the small crowd that was there gathered around her as she wept. This day, when the rainbow stretched over our…
  • The Spot

    Val Blakely
    22 Mar 2015 | 12:43 pm
    Standing tall, clothed in stark white, the wall embraced both ceiling and floor at exactly the same time. I couldn't help but see the spot, just behind the piano. I told myself it doesn't matter how clean and white something is, the one spot of darkness can smudge, it can distract.I felt the creak of the old hymnal as I opened it carefully. The fragrance of the aging trees from which the paper was made and bound together, circulated the pews. We held the books carefully and began the Sunday service with humble voices. I watched a daddy walk up to the piano with little girls surrounding him,…
  • Where the Wrens Go

    Val Blakely
    22 Feb 2015 | 3:59 pm
    I watched a flock of wren disappear into the fog. Their soft chirps, I could barely hear. I knew they rested in the yonder tree, but the thick white blanket of clouded air hid their tiny bodies. I clasped my hands around the warm coffee mug and listened to the rain drop in slow motion. I looked downward and apologized to The Lord.My eyes poured as the fog of disobedience, neglect and self hindrance began to clear. I asked him to let me, one more time. "One more time Lord, give me the words. Let me share once more what you've Blessed us with."The angels so sweetly are singing,Up there by the…
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    Thin Difference

  • You May Be a Passive Leader If….

    Jon Mertz
    25 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Activist leaders are required. Through activism, we gain positive change, innovative ideas, results-oriented collaboration, and meaningful progress. We are entering a new era of leadership. We can no longer settle for the low bar of employee engagement. Activism is the new standard set and desired. Unfortunately, passive leaders are still present. The choice is simple. Become un-passive or be passed by. What are the signs of being a passive leader? You may be a passive leader if – You build walls. Walls only separate. What wall ever built lasted the test of time? Not many. If they did, they…
  • Resistance and Leadership

    Heidi Oran
    22 Jul 2015 | 4:33 am
    I was listening to a CBC Radio program recently, and the topic was focused on the Uber wars — or the taxi industry versus Uber (and others like it.) For those who haven’t heard about this, Uber is basically putting the taxi industry out of business in many areas. I went into listening with no opinion either way, but perhaps, I leaned toward the Uber side a bit simply based on my own experiences. Cabs are expensive and, in my experience, with Uber (in Nashville, specifically), we saved a ton of money using service. (Especially helpful in a city where tourists basically need a…
  • Learning to Lead Inside the Box

    Molly Page
    18 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    For more than twenty years, Victor Prince learned about leadership by doing. He’s worked on and led quite a few teams during his career. Some were wildly successful, and others were less so. But each team provided a valuable lesson. While hiking across Spain during a six-month sabbatical, he realized it would be great to get some of those lessons on paper. When he came up with the idea for the matrix (pictured here), he approached Mike Figliuolo to see what he thought of it. Victor had known Mike for more than a decade. The two worked together on several projects and Mike already had a…
  • Can You Wait Nine Years?

    Jon Mertz
    16 Jul 2015 | 4:43 am
    We are an impatient sort. Instant gratification seems more prevalent than ever before. No generation is exempt from this feeling of wanting it now rather later. From career to tangible goods, we just want our milestones and stuff now! A contrary example appeared this week. Most of us are in awe of the Pluto images being transmitted from 3 billion miles away. What is equally amazing is the journey took over nine years. The timeline extends back even earlier when you add in all the work prior to the launch. A key question arises: Can you wait nine years to gain a big result? The short answer…
  • Megan Dougherty on When to Trade Security for Opportunity

    Molly Page
    14 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    Megan Dougherty’s Dad always told her to, “Stay true, stay strong, and keep going no matter what.” She’s hoping that mantra will inspire her as she makes her next big transition. After working for Luck Companies as an Executive Coordinator for the past two years, she’s decided to take a leap of faith. She’s leaving a stable and rewarding position to pursue a graduate degree. It’s a decision many young professionals are facing. Is it better to settle for a great job that isn’t the job, or step out on a limb to position yourself for your dream career? With the support of her…
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    Julie Gosh

  • Got Your Sea Legs?

    julie gosh
    9 Jul 2015 | 6:21 am
          As some of you know, we recently made a quick move out of our house in Texas and moved to Florida for the summer and possibly beyond. We are in the midst of a great Unfolding of epic proportions.   WE…you and I…are in this unfolding. No one is excluded. And boy is it ever epic.   Are you feeling it?   For me, it feels like tectonic plates shifting….not that I know how that literally feels, lol!   I was texting with a friend the other day who was asking how we were doing, and I found myself saying this: We are finding our sea legs on the sea of…
  • Game, Set, Match

    julie gosh
    4 Jul 2015 | 10:29 am
          Hey All,   Some of you know that we have moved to Florida for the summer…just arrived last Monday!  It was a very quick pack-up and move out due to some house circumstances.  We are all still resting up from the energy output of the move and transition.  All is well and we are so enjoying the tropical environment!   We are avid tennis players and fans, and we keep Wimbledon broadcasting all day long these days.  I am consistently inspired by these players who “leave it all on the court” each match.  The concentration, the focus, and the…
  • Hanging Out in the Eye of the Storm

    julie gosh
    6 Jun 2015 | 3:17 pm
          It’s been 24 days since my last blog…the longest I’ve ever gone since starting this blog over 4 years ago.   Why is that?   Not because I haven’t been inspired, but because I’m in a fascinating space of maintaining my inner calm in the midst of pretty chaotic world energy. Can you relate?   If the eye of the hurricane is the calmest spot, then it behooves me to be strategic in placing myself there and then maintaining that placement as best I can….or adjusting when the eye moves, which it seems is quite often.     Did you know that there…
  • Your Path is Perfect….Yes, it Really is!

    julie gosh
    13 May 2015 | 12:33 pm
          Yesterday I had three errands to run: post office, Target and the grocery store, in that order.   I have what I call a Line Anointing, or should I say, I experience this reality where I almost always have no line or a very short line. It’s the wildest thing! I will have just walked into somewhere where there is no line or maybe one person in front of me, and then I turn around moments later and there are 8 people behind me. Where did they come from? It’s as if they manifested out of thin air!   I chose this path many years ago…I just decided it was so and…
  • World Peace…Impossible? Possible? Probable?

    julie gosh
    2 May 2015 | 12:10 pm
        World Peace.   Prosperity for everyone.   Every man, woman and child on the planet thriving mentally, physically, spiritually, emotionally and financially.   Everyone has a home.   Well-Being is the “norm”.   Hospitals closing down right and left.   No pollution.   Clean water. Clean food. Clean air.   Toxin-free and nutrient dense…..not just food but life itself.   Everyone doing what they love to do, everyone loving what they do.   World Peace.   I see it, do you?   I understand how easy it is to see what is in…
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  • The Miracle Morning Challenge (Vincent)
    20 Jul 2015 | 8:02 am
    The most important part of the day is the morning. This is the part of the day that will allows you to spend time with yourself and do things that truly matters to you with minimal interruptions.I have recently read The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod and I think this is a wonderful book. The main points of the book is to ensure that we take control of our morning and ensure that we are able to get the important things done so that we can become a person that success is being attracted to us.Like what Jim Rohn mentioned“Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person you…
  • What Is The Key That Helps You Get The Results That You Want? (Vincent)
    8 Jul 2015 | 9:29 am
    There are many factors that are essential to creating the results that you want. I found that one key success for me that allows me to create a 6 figure income is that I am able to do the boring things repeatedly while maintaining focus.Getting fit and slimming down involves eating healthy and exercising regularly. It can be summarised in a sentence however, this is a billion dollar industries that churns out new workout videos and fad diets that always call out to the consumers. But if you are able to do the fundamentals well which is eating smaller portion of meals with good quality food…
  • Journey Into Minimalism (Vincent)
    17 May 2015 | 7:57 am
    Over consumerism creates anxiety and bring stress to your life. Majority of us are subconsciously buying things that we don’t need and we get things to impress people who don’t care about us.I’ve decided to try a little experiment of throwing at least an item a day. The aim of this experiment is to bring awareness into my life about the things that I own and also to clear out the clutters.It has already been 12 days straight. I have not break my streak of throwing at least a single item a day. In fact, the likelihood of throwing more then a single item is very common and it occurs…
  • Be A Salesperson (Vincent)
    11 May 2015 | 7:21 am
    Jim Rohn once said about if someone starting out would like to get a higher income faster than average, get a sales job. However, people have misconceptions about a sales role.What Jim Rohn hand mentioned is definitely something that I agree with. In a sales role there are bound to be commissions. Commissions are the reason why you are able to leap frog your peers to getting the extra income.In a normal job, the only way to get a higher income is to ensure that you get your promotion and get a fat bonus at the end of the year. However, there are many uncertainties in this equation. The big…
  • What Have I Been Doing All These Time? (Vincent)
    7 May 2015 | 8:37 am
    The best thing about HealthMoneySuccess is that it is the platform that I had garnered my best ideas. The ideas over here work as I applied my philosophy into my career.After taking a sabbatical from HealthMoneySuccess, I went into a sales job. I always know that it is only in a sales job that I can get to increase my income exponentially. It is also a challenging platform that I am able to try out the philosophies that I had garnered throughout the years.My goal is to earn a 6 figure income. But coming into the role I do not know what to expect. So far, I’ve manage to hit my goal of…
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    positively present

  • 12 post-surgery life lessons : part II

    positively present
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:23 am
        A few weeks ago, I had surgery for the first time and last week I wrote about some of the life lessons I gained from the unsettling and unpleasant experience of undergoing surgery and facing some of my biggest fears — namely, anything related to doctors or medicine! (Check out PART I here.) It's been a challenge to get back to the point where I'm able to do work and write again, but I'm so happy to be getting better day by day. Keep reading to discover some of the lessons I learned from having surgery and spending weeks recovering from it...   7. VERY…
  • positively present picks: july 24, 2015

    positively present
    24 Jul 2015 | 5:23 am
    Source   "We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong.The amount of work is the same."Francesca Reigler   Secrets of Happiness in 60 Seconds : a great, quick little video Love Yourself! : get inspired with my Pinterest self-love board 17 Coloring Books Every Grown Up Needs : in love with coloring! What To Do When Life Throws You a Curveball : excellent wisdom here Perfect Words to Start Using : love these made up (but accurate!) terms 18 Reasons to Be Happy : such a lovely little reminder from Buzzfeed  Why Busy Isn't the Same as Productive :…
  • 12 post-surgery life lessons : part I

    positively present
    20 Jul 2015 | 8:53 am
        About two weeks ago, I had surgery and I'm finally feeling a bit like my old self. I still have a while until I'm 100% back to where I was before (and I have the joy of another surgery to look forward to as well. ugh.), but I'm happy to say that I'm here and I'm writing again. YAY!    As you can imagine, I've learned a lot over the past few weeks — about myself, about facing fears, about staying positive and present even when it's really difficult to do so, and, importantly, about what it's like to…
  • positively present picks: july 17, 2015

    positively present
    17 Jul 2015 | 5:23 am
      "There can be no happiness if the things webelieve in are different from the things we do."   Freya Stark   Gratitude : the latest (and greatest!) self-help trend I Dwell in Possibility : loving my new necklace! thanks, Laurel Elliot! 40 Ways to Let Go of Anger Right Now : let it gooooo Printable Post-Its : I love this idea of customized Post-Its Cloud Classifications : I love this visual reminder of cloud types 21 Positive Expressions : use these to attract a better life Find the Right Therapy for Your Sign : mine (Virgo) was spot on Lessons…
  • positively present picks: july 10, 2015

    positively present
    10 Jul 2015 | 5:23 am
    Source   "Many of our fears are tissue-paper-thin, and a single courageous step would carry us clear through them."   Brendan Francis   Project Semicolon : such great inspiration for those feeling hopeless 17 Ways to Conquer Negativity : battle negative thoughts with these tips!  Don't Take Any Shit : excellent advice from Danielle LaPorte 8 Types of Toxic Friends : have any of these? get rid of them ASAP How to Help a Friend Who Is Grieving : when you don't know what to say... 19 Songs That Will Calm You Down : turn these on for stress relief! …
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  • Podcast: Will Allen of Growing Power Discusses Growing Healthy Soil

    Asante George
    10 Jul 2015 | 5:36 am
    I just listened to this informative interview with urban farmer Will Allen, the founder of Growing Power. In this podcast Will discusses the importance of composting and “growing soil”. Learn more about Will Allen at This interview is reposted with permission from Future Primitive
  • Volunteer Tomatoes and Potatoes!

    Asante George
    6 Jul 2015 | 1:48 pm
    While hanging out our laundry this evening, a splash of red under our banana tree caught my eye…a tomato! Some time ago, I added kitchen scraps and compost to the base of the fruit trees in our backyard. Some of the seeds in the kitchen scraps survived and produced plants. Our tomato plant has three petite Roma tomatoes, two green and one ready to eat. My little one got excited and started digging around; she found a handful of tiny potatoes. We can’t eat the potatoes because we water our fruit trees with grey-water, but it’s awesome to have little volunteer veggies Photos…
  • Home Work Hand built Shelter: An Inspiring Read By Lloyd Kahn

    Asante George
    6 Jul 2015 | 6:06 am
    About two weeks ago, I borrowed the book Home Work Handbuilt Shelter by Lloyd Kahn from my local library. This is the second time I’ve borrowed this amazing book! I really need to buy it and add it to my home library. Home Work is packed full of vivid pictures of unique off-grid, owner-built homes. I flip through this awesome book most mornings, and it inspires me to work on my own little homestead. I highly recommend Home Work Handbuilt Shelter (along with any other Lloyd Kahn publication). It will inspire and motivate you to think outside of the box regarding the place you call home.
  • It’s Christmas At Our City Homestead!: The Arrival Of Our Solar Panels and Composting Toilet

    Asante George
    30 Jun 2015 | 9:13 am
    They’re here! Last week Little Lotus (who now prefers the name Evangelyne, Eavi for short) and I ordered a Nature’s Head composting toilet We also ordered a 400 watt premium solar array from Renogy We ordered the premium 400 watt kit from Renogy because we can add it to the 100 watt panel that we already have, and the charge controller has the capacity to handle 3 more 100 watt panels for a total of 800 watts. (Read my last post to learn why we chose to purchase a Nature’s Head toilet.) It’s a great day at our little homestead in…
  • We’ve Just Ordered Our Nature’s Head Composting Toilet

    Asante George
    25 Jun 2015 | 12:57 pm
    After much thought, I’ve ordered the compost toilet for our city homestead. I picked a Nature’s Head composting toilet because it’s: -lightweight -very close to self-contained -simple to install -requires very little electricity -and comes with awesome customer service. The Nature’s Head composting toilet was designed for marine use, but it seems to work great in most off-grid situations. At $925 ($975 with 12 volt power adapter and shipping), it’s our largest purchase so far for our urban homestead. It’s supposed to arrive in 3 days; I’m so excited!
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    Elise McDowell

  • Why do you want to be rich?

    25 Jul 2015 | 5:36 am
    I'm lying here in bed feeling sorry for myself. My bedside table engulfed with vicks, throat lozenges and remnants of ginger & lemon tea.After you've met your sleep quota for the rest of the year, there's not much else to do but twiddle your thumbs - and shop online.I'll admit it, online shopping is my guilty pleasure when bed ridden.Today things got pretty heated  - between hawking up a lung & spreading mucous everywhere - when I couldn't decide whether to get the boho swing dress or the aztec culottes.Why the hell couldn't I just have both!?Simple: My…
  • How to (Continuously) Upgrade Your Money Mindset

    17 Jul 2015 | 7:09 pm
    "I got it" read the text message.And in 0.245ths of a second I had gasped so loud my colleagues thought I was choking.*frantic dialing*"Hello?""CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!! I'M SO PROUD OF YOU!!!!!#@#$%^&!!""Oh haha, thanks babe.""How do you feel?""Yeah..""What's wrong?""Uhhh....""Come on, out with it.""It's just.. I'm gonna miss this place. Don't get me wrong I am over the moon but.. It's just... bittersweet. You know?"Because sometimes when we're ready to take the next step, life is already ticking along swimmingly.And when things are going well it's hard for us to understand why we'd…
  • How to Save Money Easily

    10 Jul 2015 | 2:16 am
    I don’t do ‘complicated’ well. Like in Year 8 when Dean Kinred told the whole class he wanted to be my boyfriend. And in a mix of surprise, horror, and my outright non-reciprocal feelings, I agreed to "go out" with him. Because no awkward lion maned 11-year-old girl wants to be the one to damage a hearty 12-year-old boys self-esteem - even though she really had been crushing on his friend for over a year.(For the record, we went out for 2 days, shared a hot chocolate and then "broke up" during school camp).Sound familiar? These people can relate to the awkwardness too.Fast…
  • How To Stop Feeling Broke

    2 Jul 2015 | 5:44 am
    I had been dreading this weekend for over a month.Do I have to go? I don't want to. I can't afford it. But it's her birthday. I have to go."To the world, I was the lucky bitch taking an "extended holiday" back home, galavanting all over the land, back and forth to the city.And I worked hard to keep that as the perception.Because if they found out the truth - that I'd actually moved back in with my Mother to build an online business with only $80 to my name - they'd disown me solely for my stupidity.I came up with an array of excuses of why I couldn't go, but no matter what I did, this…
  • How to Manifest Money (like a boss)

    24 Jun 2015 | 1:00 pm
    I remember very vividly back in 2010 sitting on the floor of my bedroom feeling helpless, irritated and disappointed that I had no money for the umpteenth time.It wasn't like I was incapable of making money and keeping it. I had many periods throughout my life where there was an abundance of money, where I was able to save $250 a week, where I could afford to go out to dinner with friends, take regular holidays, pay my bills and still have cash in the bank.I knew The Secret, I knew the principles of the Law of Attraction, I visualized as hard as humanly possible and yet I was still…
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    Violet Alexandre

  • Papers Monster Are the Top Resolving for Routine University Obstacles

    17 Jul 2015 | 6:36 am is a firm assuring homework help. Our website offer a superior college writing help for learners all over the world. Our writers are famous for its a extensive competence in selling of numerous academic writing services. Our company assure not only essay aid, we are engaged in offering seo content on a needed case. Our ambition is to help pupils and improve their academic progress and educate them meanwhile. That is why, buying essay help from our outfit, our regular buyers enjoy not only college services, but also a variety of backup bonuses. Learn More All writers we hire…
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    14 Jul 2015 | 9:41 am
    Save title vehicles can be borrowed, however the procedure likely could be more complicated than getting a loan over a car using a clean title. Massive banks typically avoid funding salvage concept automobiles. Look for a Bank Large banks typically avoid lending on repair subject autos, so start your research with smaller banks and credit unions. These establishments, based on Fitch Ratings, have extended their consumer financing techniques to compete with big banks. While some niche lenders might only loan on common vehicles, others may consider…
  • How-to Publish a Study Paper in APA-Style

    13 Jul 2015 | 10:43 am
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  • Defining Moments

    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…
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  • Wake up with new dreams

    Tanya A. Goodman
    19 Jul 2015 | 8:04 pm
  • Permission to be

    Tanya A. Goodman
    12 Jul 2015 | 3:38 pm
    It’s Sunday. In the United States, so many of us see this as a day of obligations and duties. Many of us feel we must get to a church service or at least get the children to Bible study. We hurriedly get dressed and get to church and instead of enjoying the service, many of us are distracted by thoughts of the things we can and need to do after we leave church. Yesterday, I decided to make this particular Sunday an easy-going day for me. I desired a day of replenishing my spiritual well by listening to tales of faith and inspiration from all the communication channels at hand. I planned to…
  • Fourth of July — independence, freedom and equality for all

    Tanya A. Goodman
    3 Jul 2015 | 1:08 pm
    Tomorrow marks the Fourth of July, a day of celebration of independence for Americans. Many believe the Declaration of Independence to be one of the most eloquent documents ever written on equality. As we celebrate the day, let us remember the dignity and worth of all human beings. — Tanya Goodman   It says that each of us has certain basic rights that are neither derived from or conferred by the state. In order to discover where they came from, it is necessary to move back behind the dim mist of eternity. They are God given, gifts from his hands. Never before in the history of the…
  • Morning mania, joy in the afternoon

    Tanya A. Goodman
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:23 pm
    This morning work was manic — data flew at me, questions interrupted and technology challenged me. My foster kitten added to the mania by running underneath my chair, over my feet and overturning a bowl, scattering premium cat chow all over the kitchen. Still, I knew everything would get done. I just couldn’t get it all completed instantly. Sometimes, I fall into the mentality of the microwave society that everything must happen now, instantly. Finally, I could take a break. I walked outside to check the mail. There was a slight, welcome breeze in the air. Checking the mail, I found a…
  • Counting stars, losing the moon

    Tanya A. Goodman
    12 Jun 2015 | 4:14 pm
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    SMART Living 365

  • The Gift of Girlfriends At Midlife

    Kathy Gottberg
    24 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Last weekend I had the amazing gift of two sets of girlfriends come for a visit. Like every summer, I’m out of town renting a cabin in the mountains with my husband Thom to escape the desert heat near our … Continue reading → You're reading The Gift of Girlfriends At Midlife 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+!
  • Midlife Desperate—5 Ways to Cope With Life At This Stage

    Kathy Gottberg
    17 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    I’m always searching out new books to read and stumbled across one on Amazon titled,  Desperate: Hope For the Mom Who Needs To Breathe.   And while I don’t doubt for a second that young moms feel desperate at times and … Continue reading → You're reading Midlife Desperate—5 Ways to Cope With Life At This Stage 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 Benefits Of Pessimism and the Prevention-Focused Among Us

    Kathy Gottberg
    10 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    I’ve been an optimist since the day I was born. If you’ve read my blog for any length of time you probably think I’m either incredibly fortunate or unbelievably naïve depending upon your perspective. Yet after reading a new book, … Continue reading → You're reading The Benefits Of Pessimism and the Prevention-Focused Among Us 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+!
  • Blogging Quote Challenge

    Kathy Gottberg
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    This week a blogger named G Angela who blogs at Living A Life Of Gratitude invited me to do a three-day blogging quote challenge.  Blogging challenges are something many bloggers do to help each other inspire ideas and new content.  … Continue reading → You're reading Blogging Quote Challenge 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+!
  • Letting Go Of The Clutter In Your Mind

    Kathy Gottberg
    26 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    A common theme on this blog is simple living and minimalism. Those topics are all about letting go of stuff and clutter in our lives so that we can all better focus on what really matters. If you do a … Continue reading → You're reading Letting Go Of The Clutter In Your Mind 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+!
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    Stacia Pierce | Life Coach 2 Women

  • How I Organize My Entire Business with my Productivity & Profit Planner In 6 Easy Steps

    Stacia Pierce
    23 Jul 2015 | 9:14 am
    Planning is essential for the success of any entrepreneur – and really anyone that works in any field. Strategic planning can, and usually does, literally mean the difference between success and failure. Let me be clear that when I say planning, I’m talking about planning on paper. There’s something about writing things down that crystallizes […] The post How I Organize My Entire Business with my Productivity & Profit Planner In 6 Easy Steps appeared first on Stacia Pierce | Life Coach 2 Women.
  • Girl CEO: Top 10 Things You Need to Succeed as an Outstanding Entrepreneur

    Stacia Pierce
    15 Jul 2015 | 10:03 pm
    Did you know that one in five businesses with revenue earnings of $1 million or more are owned by women? There are over 9 million female business owners in the United States, and they employ nearly 7.9 million people. How’s that for women’s empowerment?! If you’ve been thinking about starting a business, just launched a […] The post Girl CEO: Top 10 Things You Need to Succeed as an Outstanding Entrepreneur appeared first on Stacia Pierce | Life Coach 2 Women.
  • How to Pre-Plan for a Super Successful Week

    Stacia Pierce
    8 Jul 2015 | 10:04 pm
    I often say that the good life is planned, it doesn’t just happen. Maybe you’ve been in business for a long time, or maybe you’re just getting started. You might even work a day job and just have a hope and a dream to start a business. Whatever your situation, how you plan this week […] The post How to Pre-Plan for a Super Successful Week appeared first on Stacia Pierce | Life Coach 2 Women.
  • 7 Questions to Ask Yourself When Success In Business Seems Out of Reach

    Stacia Pierce
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Do you know that you were created for something more than what you’re doing right now? You’ve started a business, but you’re not seeing the kind of growth and income you hoped or expected. You’ve got amazing ideas, but you’re just not sure it’s the right time to move forward. If this sounds at all […] The post 7 Questions to Ask Yourself When Success In Business Seems Out of Reach appeared first on Stacia Pierce | Life Coach 2 Women.
  • Not sure how to start your own business? Use your phone!

    Stacia Pierce
    25 Jun 2015 | 6:30 am
    Do you own a smartphone? Statistically, your answer is probably yes. Maybe you have an iPhone, or an Android or a Windows Phone. Whichever it is, it’s a powerful little computer that you can use to make money! Most people don’t take advantage of the full capabilities of their smartphones. We use them to play […] The post Not sure how to start your own business? Use your phone! appeared first on Stacia Pierce | Life Coach 2 Women.
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  • 5 Ways to Be More Successful Today

    Steve Siebold
    27 Jul 2015 | 4:34 am
    Maybe you’re at the point in your life where things keep getting better, but the time it’s taking to get to where you want to be seems to be taking too long. Or maybe you’re just stuck, and despite your best efforts to move forward, you can’t seem to climb out of the rut. Things might not necessarily be bad, but they’re just average and you can’t seem to find the level of success you know you deserve. No matter how you define success, whether it’s money, job title, personal fulfillment or whatever, there are five things you can do today to help you reach the success you wish to…
  • 4 Tips To Use Visualization For A Better Life

    Kathy Gruver
    20 Jul 2015 | 3:30 am
    We often overlook the power of our own mind in changing our bodies and physiology. Our brain is incredible, but can’t tell the difference between what we are thinking about and imagining and what is really happening. Therefore, if we are dwelling on negativity and reliving past bad experiences over and over again, our brain will activate a stress response, assuming we are really under siege. This is why we can get so emotional during a movie or wake up from an inappropriate dream unable to look our coworker in the eye later that day. So rather than dwelling in the past or reliving…
  • 5 Negative Thoughts That Will Destroy Your Relationship

    Sarah Yu
    19 Jul 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Negativity kills relationships. It’s so easy for us to be negative than to be positive, because let’s face it, consistently being positive takes a lot of mental effort. But optimism is more powerful than pessimism, and it can drastically change your lifestyle. I’ve been in a long-distance relationship with an incredible guy for a little over three months, and I’ve never been happier. We’re so comfortable with each other, we’ve seen and accepted each other’s flaws, and we’ve had our share of big and small arguments. Our first big fight started when my negative thoughts turned…
  • 10 Morning Habits For Productivity And Success

    Barrie Davenport
    19 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    Have you ever noticed the way you start your day sets the tone for the rest of the day? If you wake up late, skip breakfast, and rush out the door, you feel discombobulated all day long. There’s also something psychological about getting off on the wrong foot. You just feel bad about yourself. However, when you get up early, feeling relaxed and organized, you’re more confident, focused, and ready to seize the day. Your head is clear of the multitude of distractions and anxieties that come with a bad start in the morning. How we begin our days isn’t an accident. It begins…
  • 7 Reasons To Stop Multitasking…and What To Do Instead

    Devora Zack
    16 Jul 2015 | 3:35 am
    Most people think they can accomplish more by tackling several tasks at once. Yet the truth has finally come to light: Multitasking is ineffective. It simply does not work. In fact, multitasking decreases productivity by as much as 40 percent. Attempting to multitask costs lives, derails relationships, and even shrinks the prefrontal cortext! Neuroscientists from Harvard, Stanford, MIT, and the University of London concur that multitasking is problematic, lowering IQ and interfering with brain function. The alternative? It’s time for a breath of fresh air–singletasking.
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    The Law of Attraction Library

  • The Law of Attraction

    Richard Ingersoll
    26 Jul 2015 | 6:51 am
    . . From The New Psychology by Charles F Haanel We have discovered that premeditated, orderly thinking for a purpose matures that purpose into fixed form, so that we may be absolutely sure of the result of our dynamic experiment. – Francis Larimer Warner Attraction is the power that is sweeping through eternity, a living stream of relative action in which the basic principle is ever active. It embraces the past and carries it forward into the ever widening future; a movement where relative action, cause, and effect go hand in hand; where law dovetails into  law; and where all laws are…
  • Lesson XVI – How Concentration Can Fulfill Your Desire

    Richard Ingersoll
    19 Jul 2015 | 6:33 am
    How Concentration Can Fulfill Your Desire. The desire to do implies the ability to do. Man has within him the power to gratify his every wish. If you have been unable to satisfy your longings, it is time you learn how to use your God-given powers. Priceless knowledge and unlimited possibilities within you that Is foreign to most people.  read more | digg story Republished by Blog Post PromoterThe post Lesson XVI – How Concentration Can Fulfill Your Desire appeared first on The Law of Attraction Library.
  • Can Goal Setting be used to Complete Your Education

    Richard Ingersoll
    12 Jul 2015 | 5:45 am
    There is a wise saying that says it is never too late to follow your dreams. This is especially true when it comes to completing your post high school college degree. Several adults drop out of college for different reasons and then wish later that they had finished their degrees. The truth is that you can still complete your college degree no matter what your age or circumstances. This is where goal setting will help you attain your dreams. A college degree can enhance your life in ways that you can’t even imagine. Not only will it give you more options in your life, it will also help…
  • Observing The Law Of Attraction In Action – Beyond Coincidence

    Richard Ingersoll
    5 Jul 2015 | 5:08 am
    The law of attraction is in action all around you constantly.Download Winrar You simply have not been shown the perspective that allows you to witness it! It’s as though we’ve been wearing blinders which filter out the brightest light, veiling the true wonders which saturate our world. There is no coincidence. There I said it! Sure to spark a mix-bag of emotions but a true statement none the less. Destiny is written by the hand who writes it and that person is YOU my friend! I’ll tell you one of the most amazing feelings I get is when I notice a “coincidence” and…
  • How NLP Can Transform Your Life

    Richard Ingersoll
    3 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    Will your life change with NLP? “After finishing the NLP courses, it was made clear that I would never settle for anything especially when it means working at a job I loathed. It was my desire and ambition that made the decision factors for me. I have not even looked back after quitting my job, but it was mostly because of the support I got from my wife. Now, I am very happy with my job and I earn much more than what I used to but working for less hours. Another good thing about it is that I can walk into big groups without feeling shy or anxious and that I have begun to face my fears while…
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    Squirrelosophy–Life by Bob the Squirrel

  • weird is is weird does…

    27 Jul 2015 | 4:05 am
    there's more to bob than just a pretty tail...SQUIRRELOSOPHY! also check out the main site...BOB THE SQUIRREL! — Lots of links: LAST WEEK! July Original Art SALE! Purchase any original squirrelosophy art in the month of July and get 20% off the price using coupon code JULYBOB at checkout! InstagramBob 365 digital download NOW AVAILABLE! Become a […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post weird is is weird does… appeared first on Squirrelosophy–Life by Bob the Squirrel.
  • dreams… again

    24 Jul 2015 | 3:04 am
    there's more to bob than just a pretty tail...SQUIRRELOSOPHY! also check out the main site...BOB THE SQUIRREL! — Lots of links: July Original Art SALE! Purchase any original squirrelosophy art in the month of July and get 20% off the price using coupon code JULYBOB at checkout! InstagramBob 365 digital download NOW AVAILABLE! Become a Patron of […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post dreams… again appeared first on Squirrelosophy–Life by Bob the Squirrel.
  • the life…

    20 Jul 2015 | 5:42 am
    there's more to bob than just a pretty tail...SQUIRRELOSOPHY! also check out the main site...BOB THE SQUIRREL! July Original Art SALE! Purchase any original squirrelosophy art in the month of July and get 20% off the price using coupon code JULYBOB at checkout! InstagramBob 365 digital download NOW AVAILABLE! Become a Patron of the Arts! The Bob […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post the life… appeared first on Squirrelosophy–Life by Bob the Squirrel.
  • later now…

    17 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    there's more to bob than just a pretty tail...SQUIRRELOSOPHY! also check out the main site...BOB THE SQUIRREL! — Lots of links: July Original Art SALE! Purchase any original squirrelosophy art in the month of July and get 20% off the price using coupon code JULYBOB at checkout! InstagramBob 365 digital download NOW AVAILABLE! Become a Patron of […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post later now… appeared first on Squirrelosophy–Life by Bob the Squirrel.
  • this position…

    15 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    there's more to bob than just a pretty tail...SQUIRRELOSOPHY! also check out the main site...BOB THE SQUIRREL! — Lots of links: July Original Art SALE! Purchase any original squirrelosophy art in the month of July and get 20% off the price using coupon code JULYBOB at checkout! InstagramBob 365 digital download NOW AVAILABLE! Become a Patron of […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post this position… appeared first on Squirrelosophy–Life by Bob the Squirrel.
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    Simply Intentional

  • Don't Let 'This Can't Last' Defeat You

    22 Jul 2015 | 7:57 am
    It's an awfully funny and strange thing happening to me.  All I have to complain about lately is that I can't decide where I'd like to go on vacation next. It used to be that I'd have places I'd love to visit but not have the financial means to do so or that I couldn't get the time off from work.  Not anymore...and thankfully so.That transition from being in a place of 'I can't afford it' or 'my company won't approve it' to 'where should we go next' has snuck up on me.  And as the realization hits, the immediate thought that teases me is 'how long can this goodness last'?What I…
  • Have A Wonderful Weekend

    18 Jul 2015 | 9:12 am
    Happy Weekend!  We're hosting a small group at a local winery for some wine, cheese and chocolate pairings.  It's a fun place run by some lovely men from Ireland and England so I'm looking forward to my Saturday afternoon.  What are you up to this weekend?  Hope it's filled with fun....and here are a few fun and inspirational links from around the web....Did you know you can eat yourself happy?8 behaviors that can help increase your lifespanWe all have things in our lives to be grateful for - but sometimes its easy to forgetLove this! Are you close to your sister?We…
  • Disrupting The Pattern Of Blame

    16 Jul 2015 | 10:36 am
    Part of my spiritual journey has been learning to deal with disappointment.  When I hit an issue that left me feeling sad or frustrated or confused, I wouldn't complain but instead look for something positive in the situation.  But the emotions that were stirred by the situation would not always go away so easily.It was almost as if I was tip-toeing around the real issue behind the disappointment. So I had to take a hard look at the emotions that showed up.  One of the repeating patterns that I would go to over and over and over again was blame.If I was frustrated with a…
  • Have An Amazing Weekend

    11 Jul 2015 | 9:10 am
    What are you up to this weekend?  Now that we've moved into our new home, I've noticed that my car is the next big purchase we likely need to make.  So, I'm planning on test driving a few cars to get a feel for what I'd love to drive.  Lexus?  Tesla?  Whatever it is, I'm excited to watch how the Universe will support me in this new desire.  And, here are a few fun and inspirational links from around the web....You're most creative when you should be sleepingWhy "shameless self-promotion" needs to goSick of saying yes when you mean no?Be your own guruSomeone has…
  • The Tricky Dance Of Mother-Daughter Relationships

    9 Jul 2015 | 8:54 am
    Becoming a mother was an exciting experience.  And with the birth of my second daughter, I was equally as enthralled with motherhood. Speaking their first words.  A smile that softens any heart.  The easy breathing of a toddler at nap time.Even with all of those beautiful moments, anyone with children knows that parenthood isn't always easy.  Quite often, flexibility is required.  A small child can easily, and often, throw a wrench into the best laid plans. As my oldest daughter, Ashley, grew into her teen years, I thought I had mastered flexibility and would avoid…
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    Inspiring Evolution

  • A big huge welcome to my daughters!

    Baldeep Kaur
    20 Jul 2015 | 12:48 am
    I am very happy to share a great news with all of you! Almost three months back, we were lucky to be blessed with twin girls! I and Puneet are enjoying parenthood immensely. This poem is for you, Maheera (means full of energy) and Inaya (compassion/empathy): ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I raise you my dear daughters, with all […]
  • Broken pieces of life

    Baldeep Kaur
    15 Jun 2015 | 3:29 am
    I don’t look back in life,  But at times those broken pieces of life, Shine like a mirror reflecting light, Blur my vision, And shout, We still exist, You can ignore us, But we will rise again and again, Till our presence shatters your future. ~~ I smile and say, Ghosts from my past, I am not fighting you, […]
  • Recognise your Inner Critic and how it Works

    Baldeep Kaur
    12 Jun 2015 | 1:36 am
    Originally posted on Dr Nicholas Jenner PsyD MA:“I am really driven, but my drive doesn’t affect?the conversations I have in my head about life, and my worries and fears and insecurities.” Zach Braff . The concept of an inner critic is well known?but most people have to deal with more than one manifestation. There…

    Baldeep Kaur
    8 Jun 2015 | 1:08 am
    Originally posted on hastywords:I don’t believe in new beginnings. We can strive to put the past behind us and move forward one step at a time.  We can try to put distance between those moments of trauma and try to live again but… pain doesn’t die. Have you ever been told that you need…
  • Without you

    Baldeep Kaur
    19 May 2015 | 3:29 am
    I hop on a train, Go to a faraway land, With lakes and mountains, Flowers and birds, Quiet and serene, Alone, Away… What a beautiful sunset, Wish he was here, He would have loved the coloured strokes on the sky, And the chai, So refreshing, But he makes the best tea.. Oh, I so wish […]
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    Pinch Me Living with Bernadette Logue - Unleash Personally & Professionally

  • Trying New Things – Worried You’ll Suck At It?

    Bernadette Logue
    28 Jul 2015 | 4:35 am
    Life is an adventure, with much to experience. Trying new things is a KEY part of how you expand, express and enjoy your life. But, it’s natural to get a little nervous trying new things. You might be worried you won’t be good at it, that you’ll look silly, that you won’t know what to... Read More Continue reading Trying New Things – Worried You’ll Suck At It? on Pinch Me Living with Bernadette Logue - Unleash Personally & Professionally
  • Positive Affirmations for Kids

    Bernadette Logue
    21 Jul 2015 | 6:36 am
    Where are there children in your life right now? Your own kids, nieces/nephews, your neighbors, the kids in your local schools… wherever they are, please share positive messages with them that they need to be hearing. Help them grow up with a paradigm that accurately reflects how unique, special and powerful they are. Help them to... Read More Continue reading Positive Affirmations for Kids on Pinch Me Living with Bernadette Logue - Unleash Personally & Professionally
  • The World Needs Exactly Who You Are

    Bernadette Logue
    14 Jul 2015 | 7:22 am
    Do you sometimes wish you were someone or something different? More of something, less of something, and unable to fully embrace yourself just as you are? If so, this short message is for you! I'd love to hear your personal experience and insights in relation to this topic. To share your valuable input, please scroll... Read More Continue reading The World Needs Exactly Who You Are on Pinch Me Living with Bernadette Logue - Unleash Personally & Professionally
  • Are You Outta Your Mind?

    Bernadette Logue
    30 Jun 2015 | 8:27 am
    This video is for you if you are living, or are ready to live, your life FREE of your mind restrictions and to bring in the higher spiritual aspect of who you are… to look beyond the reality that you see before you and to access all the greatest possibilities on your life journey. I'd... Read More Continue reading Are You Outta Your Mind? on Pinch Me Living with Bernadette Logue - Unleash Personally & Professionally
  • 200 Positive Affirmations for Weight Loss Support & Positive Body Image

    Bernadette Logue
    23 Jun 2015 | 10:49 am
    Receive psychological and emotional support with this audio as you nurture your physical body and health into balance, cultivating a loving relationship with your body. This audio for weight loss support and positive body image will remind you of what you most need to hear as you powerfully reclaim your highest wellbeing and energy, allowing... Read More Continue reading 200 Positive Affirmations for Weight Loss Support & Positive Body Image on Pinch Me Living with Bernadette Logue - Unleash Personally & Professionally
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  • Witty Internet Solves This Man’s Woeful Photo With The Eiffel Tower

    Jay B
    27 Jul 2015 | 11:00 pm
    This is what you get when you ask the Internet for help with Photoshop. You know that trademark photo people love to take… The forced perspective, that makes the Eiffel Tower look like it’s as tall as you and you point your finger on the tip of the tower… Well… This man manages to screw this up big time. The only way to fix that woeful photo is obviously Photoshop. Not blessed with design skills, he decides to ask for help on imgur to do the Photoshopping bit. Big mistake: Sure, the Internet can be a helpful place at times, The post Witty Internet Solves This…
  • Our Best Photography Roundup

    Jay B
    26 Jul 2015 | 1:37 pm
    Here is our best photography roundup on Inspirationsweb. Over the years, we have published some great photography posts featuring talented artists from all over the place. We decided to gather all the best featured ones and create a roundup post for you. Without further ado, here’s the list: Benjamin Von Wong’s Incredible Photography Work Benjamin’s work inspired me to start blogging about photography. In fact this is the very first post on Inspirationsweb. You can see his amazing work on his website, with full details about his tricks he uses for montage and…
  • 51 Funny And Perfectly Timed Photos

    Jay B
    21 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    Today’s post is a collection of 51 Funny and Perfectly timed photos I found on the internet. These perfect timed photos capture rare moments, hilarious scenes, and some bizarre photobombing action. Perfectly Timed Photos Perfect timing photos is an art in itself. It’s about leveraging your craft as a photographer to capture moments that convey, as they say more than a thousand words. The images in this post though are not all professional photographer images. A lot of them are from amateur photographers. who were just having fun, and by coincidence, happened to capture super funny and…
  • 19 Photos Of The World’s Oldest Trees

    Jay B
    20 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    Beth Moon is a Photographer from San Francisco. She spent 14 years photographing the world’s oldest trees in the most obscure locations you can ever imagine. The results: Awe Inspiring ! From untouched mountainsides to isolated islands, Beth took her journey to far flung places. She went on a discovery of the oldest and most ancient trees in the world to capture their natural beauty. Each trip was carefully planned. Beth did a lot of research on the history of places, botanics, tree registers, and newspaper articles. She also set out criterias to work on like: Tree must be really The…
  • Colorful Gardens That Delight The Senses

    Krissy S-Cabrera
    14 Jul 2015 | 11:24 pm
    Colorful gardens are eye candy that excites the senses. As you look at the blend of lively shades and interesting shapes you forget your troubles and it lifts your spirits up. Colourful Gardens Credits: Growing a garden at home requires time and patience. For those who are born with a green thumb it comes naturally. But to many it is not as easy. Fortunately there are gardeners and landscape artists that can help create this picturesque setting. Another thing to consider is the location. You may be living in a house with picket fences in the suburbs or in a…
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  • 7 Mischievous Selfies from Traveling Alone in PANAMA!

    26 Jul 2015 | 3:21 pm
    So a funny thing happened the other day. I was minding my own business as usual when, all of a sudden, I found myself getting off a plane at Tocumen International in Panama City, Panama! Weird right??! I have no idea how I ended up in Panama City but I figured I might as well enjoy it. That’s my story and I’m sticking with it! haha I have a fun video coming soon; but for now, enjoy these travel photos xo Getting my selfie game on at the Panama Canal since nobody was paying attention to the announcer trying to get us to sit down lol Then off to Casco Viejo to take a pic as close as…
  • ❼ $0 – Five Figures UPDATE (Mission Accomplished)

    20 Jul 2015 | 1:27 pm
    Well, ladies and gentlemen, I have some news. Last week, I shared about money as far as this blog was concerned. This week, I’m sharing about money as far as I am personally concerned. I already mentioned that one of my goals this year was to hit a certain 5 figure mark in savings. Good news, it’s done! Screenshot from my Goal Tracker in Mint I’m excited about this milestone because, As you can see from the image, this time last year, I was celebrating another important milestone – getting out of debt completely! I’m a sucker for continuous improvement so…
  • ❼ Mid-Year Income & Giving Report: $221

    8 Jul 2015 | 1:19 pm
    Starting last year, I’ve been donating 100% of any money this blog makes (minus sales of my book, Story Story) to orphan care work in India. Keep reading to see how much we have made (and given) so far this year. PS: I really do mean WE because everytime you share something you enjoyed on this blog, you’re *literally* adding pennies to the pot and making a difference (thank you!). The Income / Giving Breakdown YouTube videos* – $6.31 How to Make a Blog that Makes a Difference – $154.01 GoMAD Bracelets – $60.36 Grand total: $221. That’s about 14,000 Indian…
  • ❼ How to be Totally Okay with Being Weird and Different

    5 Jul 2015 | 9:15 am
    There comes a point in every person’s life that you just have to look yourself in the eye and accept that you’re a weirdo. Been there? Cool! Maybe you can relate. Enjoy! xo Prefer to Read? Click Here What happened, Kola? Glad you asked! I recently picked up walking because I do not do any other form of exercise. And I’ve realized that, most of the times that I’m walking, I have my earphones in my ears. No big deal. Right? Right…Except for one thing. You see, once in a while, certain songs come on (ahem *cough* Shoki *cough*) and my legs just develop a mind of…
  • ❼ 3 Wonderful Ways to Find Out What You’re Good At

    29 Jun 2015 | 12:51 pm
    I was sitting in the back of my parents car one day when one of my friends suddenly announced: Kola, your sister can draw. Your brothers can rap…but you…you don’t have any talent…Do you? I sat still for a moment with very mixed feelings. On one hand, I felt myself falling in love with her for being so straightforward. On the other hand, I was shocked that she wasn’t afraid of hurting my feelings. My response to her was a laugh, a stutter, and a: “Yeah, i guess I don’t have any talent.” I thought about her statement for a long time. But, rather…
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  • Using contextualised task lists to save time

    22 Jul 2015 | 6:43 am
    Using contextualised task lists to save time Do you ever find yourself performing a task and then, later that day, you are performing a similar task? This means that you were in a routine, you changed out of that routine and then you changed back. For example, maybe you went into town to run an errand, then you went back to work [...] Coaching Positive Performance - Eliminate Stress; Maximise Performance
  • How to turn worry to your advantage

    19 Jul 2015 | 6:52 am
    How to turn worry to your advantage Wouldn’t it be great if you could turn a bad habit such as worrying into a catalyst that keeps you energized and productive? Actually, it’s possible with a little help from the way we think. Worry normally paralyzes you into a state of guilt, regret or getting stuck in the past or things that may [...] Coaching Positive Performance - Eliminate Stress; Maximise Performance
  • Simple strategies for tackling procrastination

    14 Jul 2015 | 7:26 am
    Simple strategies for tackling procrastination Do you find yourself delaying tasks for no particular reason? Do you find that you are incredibly busy yet you are not completing your most important tasks? If you find yourself procrastinating, it's about time you put an end to that bad habit. When we are growing up we learn that there are consequences for [...] Coaching Positive Performance - Eliminate Stress; Maximise Performance
  • The simple truth about caffeine and productivity

    7 Jul 2015 | 6:55 am
    The simple truth about caffeine and productivity A huge proportion of the modern world relies almost fully on caffeine just to function. Millions of office workers start their day with a cup of coffee and without it they claim they would never be able to get any work done. Walk through any city during the morning rush hour and you will you [...] Coaching Positive Performance - Eliminate Stress; Maximise Performance
  • 8 Time management habits that reduce stress

    30 Jun 2015 | 7:27 am
    8 Time management habits that reduce stress Stress is an all too common occurrence in the modern workplace. It used to be that our roles were clearly defined. We were told exactly what to do and how long it should take to do it. However, in the era of the knowledge worker, our roles are no longer clearly defined. Before we can [...] Coaching Positive Performance - Eliminate Stress; Maximise Performance
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  • Give Yourself sOME Credit

    wish me love
    22 Jul 2015 | 8:13 pm
    How you become the person you desire to be is by giving yourself credit for who you are right now. Losing weight has been a goal of mine for a good while now and I made a commitment this week to release no less than 5 pounds and up to 10 by my birthday next month. I’m at it again. I love how confident I feel. I can see myself on stage and shopping for the skinny version of me, while at the same time I’m nervous as a result of past failed attempts at this change. I’m a fairly active person. I don’t do strenuous exercise but based on my walking device stats I easily walk…
  • You Are Worthy

    wish me love
    15 Jul 2015 | 8:46 pm
    Strength and weakness, gifts and faults, yes, all of you is forever worthy. Today I had a little extra time at the office and I decided to go on what we call a learning adventure and watch my most beloved Ted Talk by Brené Brown, The Power of Vulnerability. I’m sure I’ve watched this particular Ted talk no less than 100 times and each time I play it, it is as if I am watching it for just the 5th time…I can’t say the 1st time because I can recite at least a percentage of it by heart. Watching again, I was reminded by this powerful and popular for good reason Ted Talk…
  • Someone To Look Up To

    wish me love
    8 Jul 2015 | 8:55 pm
    A surefire way to guarantee growth in your life is to find someone to look up to. I’m in the process of editing and preparing the release of my first mini ebook. The inquisitive soul that I am, I always quite love doing something I have never done before. There is so much to learn and this experience has been no different. Creation is beautiful and we always learn new things while we are in creation. What I have uncovered experientially is releasing a book requires more than just writing. Once the book is written then comes hiring someone for editing, formatting, getting an ISBN number,…
  • Reparent Yourself

    wish me love
    1 Jul 2015 | 11:14 am
    To get to your best life you may have to do some self parenting. A couple of years ago I heard from three different inspired healers in one week that it was time for me to begin reparenting myself. Within the month I would be working with a perfect life coach for the task, coach Kerri Richardson. During our time together we would explore many of my life experiences and she kindly and patiently navigated me to the voice within that was in need of care and guidance toward recovery. I learned how to better separate my wisdom from my pain and also how to acknowledge the presence of a very alive…
  • Just Breathe

    wish me love
    24 Jun 2015 | 8:50 pm
    Everyday you and I are invited to make choices about how we will exist in our lives. When we make those decisions we determine, if we will be angry or grateful, generous or withholding, compassionate or merciless in our dealings with those we are in relationship with. These are among all choices we have available to us but at times when we are in our old patterns we don’t even realize that we are in choice.  While we are reacting and responding to our very active and changing realities and all the parts of our life experience that we don’t have conscious control over, we…
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    Making Motivation

  • Same Sex Marriage – How do we tell it to our kids ?

    13 Jul 2015 | 11:47 pm
      At the end of June, the Supreme Court announced the controversial ruling to favor same sex marriage around the country. There are a lot of opinions coming from both sides, and one question that a lot of people have asked is, “What do I tell my kids?”   To help answer that question, Jimmy ...The post Same Sex Marriage – How do we tell it to our kids ? appeared first on Making Motivation.
  • Why simplicity is so powerful

    1 Mar 2015 | 6:48 pm
    During my teen years, when asked to write a motto, I always wrote that “simplicity is beauty”. Although I know what it means but it was only during my mature years that I realize that simplicity is power. In today’s world, people are challenged with multiple choices in facing every facet of life. Once upon ...The post Why simplicity is so powerful appeared first on Making Motivation.
  • How to be one of the happiest persons

    22 Dec 2014 | 3:27 am
    I haven’t really understood the saying “When life gives you lemon, Make lemonades” when I was young but as I grow older and tougher, I realized that this is one of the best mantras out there that people should take by heart. This photo basically explains what it means. It says “The happiest people don’t ...The post How to be one of the happiest persons appeared first on Making Motivation.
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    Brainwave Love

  • 6 Law of Attraction Hacks That Will Change Your Life Forever

    Ashton Brainwavelove
    26 Jul 2015 | 3:10 pm
    Using the law of attraction is much less about learning how to do a certain thing very well, and is more about the little things you do from moment to moment.  It is not so much a practice or a technique, but much more of a lifestyle.  When you look at it from this perspective, it becomes apparent that it requires a certain amount of dedication, focus, and commitment to really master it, but it is a mastery that comes with unlimited rewards.  It is the ultimate reward really: the ability to have the life you want to live.  What better reason to master this practice? It does require a…
  • 6 Things to Know Before Buying Brainwave Entrainment Products

    Ashton Brainwavelove
    14 Jul 2015 | 7:11 pm
    I’ve been personally buying brainwave entrainment products for over 10 years now. I’ve also been professionally testing, reviewing, and creating them for about 5. If there’s one thing that I know for sure about this business it’s this: There is plenty of deception going on. Plenty of people in this industry (much like any other) are out there taking full advantage of people’s lack of knowledge and understanding. There are also a few people out there with fantastic products that you can count on to really make some profound changes to your brain, your life, and…
  • The Effects of Television on the Brain of an Infant

    Ashton Brainwavelove
    6 Jul 2015 | 6:36 am
    I found this information to be invaluable, and it confirmed the idea that over-stimulation, and addiction to stimulation is an issue prevalent in our society.  I would have never guessed, however, that television could have such a powerful effect on the brain of a child, that would last them for the rest of their lives!  This is very good information for a parent to have. The post The Effects of Television on the Brain of an Infant appeared first on Brainwave Love.
  • Do What You Love!

    Ashton Brainwavelove
    26 Jun 2015 | 7:35 pm
      The post Do What You Love! appeared first on Brainwave Love.
  • 3 Reasons Why Women Fall for “Spiritual” Men

    Ashton Brainwavelove
    24 Jun 2015 | 7:04 pm
    I grew up being pretty terrible with women. I was that awkward kid in middle school that was scared of pretty girls, and while my friends were learning how to date and get along with women, I was the one who was way behind that learning curve because I was too anxious and uncomfortable in my own skin to ever put myself out there. I even had plenty of opportunity. The one thing I’ve always had to my advantage is that girls think I’m pretty easy on the eyes. Unfortunately, when it came down to really getting close to someone, looks can only get a person so far. As I made it through high…
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    Serene Reflection

  • 11 Crisp Reminders To Help With Difficult Situations

    22 Jul 2015 | 7:43 am
    Sometimes the urgency and overwhelm of a situation can make us forget what seems obvious to us in our saner moments. Here is a short list to help retain a more measured perspective during such challenging times. 1. Centre Yourself. Disentangle from past experience, future projections and other matters currently on hand.  Become fully present. 2. Be Self Aware. It takes a great deal of presence to not allow our prior experience, habits, beliefs and conclusions to distort what we observe and receive. Being watchful can help mitigate this influence and keep our vision more clear and real. 3.
  • Poems: Ocean Waves

    8 Jul 2015 | 10:49 pm
    Life has no neat finales Though people may die or fall away No situation or relationship magically In a pleasant, or troubled place stagnates Where there is only One We see individual jigsaw pieces That can lock together, fall apart, Be lost, or broken too Whereas what we are Are varying wave forms That may run together, rise Crash, or dissolve from view Never completely separate, Rarely fully united… Simply flowing, fluid states Bearing witness To a singular, fathomless ocean’s truth.
  • Colourful Tools To Uplift Your Spirits

    2 Jul 2015 | 2:46 am
    Just as intellectual inquiry appeals at one time, simplicity appeals at another. Also, transformation now seems easier and faster than it has ever been before. Art, the use of color, poetry, movement, and music can be particularly helpful, therapeutic and uplifting. These also provide many ways in which we can create simple anchors, that serve as catalysts to a more harmonious, clarified way of being.  Such cues can communicate a large amount of information through a single symbolic representation, speaking directly to our subconscious. Here is a way to create and use your own personal…
  • How To Dissolve A Long Standing Grievance

    26 Jun 2015 | 12:43 am
    Do you find yourself struggling in a close relationship? Many of us do.Despite a long history of spiritual or healing practice, it is not uncommon to yet feel stuck in at least one challenging relationship.Whether this be with a family member, friend or anyone else, it may seem like this is the one place where there can be no peaceful resolution. The temptation here is to treat this as the singular exception where we are not responsible in any manner.But without taking responsibility, we cannot bring in change.Hence, we end upfeeling stuck and helpless, blaming the other. We make our lack of…
  • Without Apology

    13 Jun 2015 | 3:19 am
    Someone dear to me is accustomed to saying ‘Haq banta hai’ (I have the right), whenever he requests anything that could be considered an imposition. Even though I often suffered from the story of ‘I am often and easily taken advantage of’ in the past, his saying this never triggered any resistance in me. However, I understood why this was so only recently. The shoe was on the other foot.I said something similar to another friend, confessing how I had done something on the assumption that he would back me on it.I felt neither guilt nor apology, and there was no complaint from him…
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  • Walking A Mile In Their Shoes - Great Quotes On Empathy

    28 Jul 2015 | 8:47 am
    "You can't understand someone until you've walked a mile in their shoes."The person who first uttered this American saying is lost to history. The fact that it's so well known is a good indication of the importance of empathy in living a meaningful life.Any intelligent discussion on humanity will, at some point, deal with the importance of truly empathizing with others to understand them completely. Here are a few notable quotes on the subject:"If you can learn a simple trick, Scout, you'll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until…
  • Five Ways to Build Character

    26 Jul 2015 | 1:37 pm
    It’s easy to get caught up in the survival mode of life. In fact, it’s so easy that many people are unaware they live like this. As adults, we work in exchange for pay, we give money and expect a product or service in return, we offer an ear when a friend calls crying, and we expect the same attention in return. This mantra is what keeps the world spinning smoothly, and is critical in establishing a system of checks and balances.The question is; how much do you do for others without expecting something in return?It’s been said, “Character is How You Treat Those Who Can Do Nothing…
  • You Are the Author of Your Own Life Story!

    24 Jul 2015 | 8:34 am
    Is life something that just "happens" to you, or do you feel you have an active role in how it unfolds? Your answer to this question is crucial to how your life manifests – and ultimately, to how much you enjoy it.Life is comprised of a series of stories, actually, and we're the ones telling them – to ourselves. In fact, we are all continually making meaning out of inherently "meaningless" events.Finding Power in "Emptiness"The Buddhist concept of emptiness puts forth that there is nothing in the world of form that has any inherent meaning. It takes an observer to come along and assign…
  • Inspiring Quotes On Forgiveness

    23 Jul 2015 | 2:43 am
    Forgiveness is something everyone struggles with at some point. In fact, letting go of anger and hurt is one of the hardest things to do. However, many times hanging on to negative emotions can cause more pain that the original action. Forgiveness is often the key to finding peace and comfort in the midst of difficult situations. The idea of forgiveness has inspired some of the world’s greatest thinkers.  Here are their philosophies on the topic, as well as some thoughts on how to apply it in your own life.It takes strength to forgive“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is an…
  • Tapping Into the Brain in Your Heart

    22 Jul 2015 | 12:57 am
    Researchers have discovered that the heart contains cellular structures similar to those in the brain. This has lead them to look into the heart’s role in your neurology. They have done studies to show how you can focus your thoughts and feelings through your heart to reduce stress and your blood pressure. Here is a simple technique to use your heart to control your mind and emotions.Stimulate Your Heart and Calm Your BodyWhen you focus positive thoughts through your heart, you set up a reaction whereby your heart sends out positive energy to the rest of your body. This energy reduces…
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    Programming Life

  • The Vehicle of the Holy Rosary

    Matt Catlett
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:26 am
    Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee, blessed art thou amongst women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. For those of the Catholic faith, the Hail Mary at the core of the Holy Rosary is sublime. Saying the Rosary becomes transcendent as we are reminded of the trust and [&hellip The post The Vehicle of the Holy Rosary appeared first on Programming Life.
  • The Next Dirty Dish

    Matt Catlett
    24 Jul 2015 | 10:23 am
    Even if you always try to get a good night’s sleep, sometimes you won’t. Even though you might do your best to eat healthy food, sometimes your body will insist on lighthouse flashes of pain. The house will get dirty even though you keep cleaning it. And the skewed priorities of others will irritate you, [&hellip The post The Next Dirty Dish appeared first on Programming Life.
  • Earth Angels

    Matt Catlett
    23 Jul 2015 | 9:47 am
    My second child, my daughter, has been born! The mundanities of one life have been exchanged for the happy domestic rounds of another. In the transformation, my first child struggles to become a big brother capable of prioritizing another person’s needs with his own. My wife is trying to find a new routine that nourishes [&hellip The post Earth Angels appeared first on Programming Life.
  • Bountiful Comfort

    Matt Catlett
    16 Jul 2015 | 7:37 am
    Many are the comforts offered to restore us to enthusiasm and life. There is the comfort of playtime with children – exploration, fresh vision through the eyes of new earth angels, make-believe and little stories of trial and victory. There is the comfort of the outdoors – with the slow tumbling sky, the sleepy nodding [&hellip The post Bountiful Comfort appeared first on Programming Life.
  • Of Greed and Gluttony

    Matt Catlett
    11 Jul 2015 | 9:02 am
    The addicted pursuit of wealth is a strange topic. To many people, greed has been bound up with the idea of societal evil. Other people consider it to just be the way things are, and still others are perversely proud of being greedy. But greed is just disease. So is gluttony. The failure of mankind [&hellip The post Of Greed and Gluttony appeared first on Programming Life.
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    Live Bold and Bloom

  • 12 Surprising Forms Of Verbal Abuse

    Barrie Davenport
    26 Jul 2015 | 2:25 pm
    What is a word? According to, a word is “a unit of language, consisting of one or more spoken sounds or their written representation, that functions as a
  • Self-Improvement Hiatus: 10 Reasons To Stop Trying So Hard To Be A Better You

    Barrie Davenport
    17 Jul 2015 | 1:29 am
    I’ve been a self-improvement enthusiast for as long as I can remember. Perhaps some of the dysfunction in my family when I was a child led me to search for answers and coping skills. But I also know I’m naturally inclined to be a seeker and a learner. I like reading personal growth books,… Continue Reading… The post Self-Improvement Hiatus: 10 Reasons To Stop Trying So Hard To Be A Better You appeared first on Live Bold and Bloom.
  • 6 Simple Ways To Become An Optimistic Person + An Attitude Quiz

    Barrie Davenport
    13 Jul 2015 | 5:19 am
    Have you ever been so worried about something that just being around an upbeat person really pissed you off? How can they be so positive when things are going so crappy for you? What do they have to be so happy about? It does appear that some people are born optimists. The world can be falling… Continue Reading… The post 6 Simple Ways To Become An Optimistic Person + An Attitude Quiz appeared first on Live Bold and Bloom.
  • Are You A Highly Sensitive Person Or Empath? My New Book Is For You

    Barrie Davenport
    7 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    Special Note: Today I’ve released my new Kindle book, Finely Tuned: How to Thrive As a Highly Sensitive Person or Empath. It’s available for the introductory price of $.99 for a few days. How many times in your life have you heard someone say, “Don’t be so over-sensitive”? Maybe they said it another… Continue Reading… The post Are You A Highly Sensitive Person Or Empath? My New Book Is For You appeared first on Live Bold and Bloom.
  • How To Be A Better Person Every Day

    Barrie Davenport
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:10 pm
    OMG. When I think about the mistakes I’ve made, the unkind words I’ve spoken, the opportunities I’ve let slip by, the unhealthy mindsets I’ve fostered — it makes me want to hang my head in shame. On too many occasions, I have not acted as my best self, the self I want to be. The… Continue Reading… The post How To Be A Better Person Every Day appeared first on Live Bold and Bloom.
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  • Buddhism Summed Up: How to Be at Peace, Always

    23 Jul 2015 | 7:53 am
    Buddhism has many teachings and "rules," like the Four Noble Truths or the Noble Eightfold Path, but its primary message is actually quite simple: we can't avoid the hardships of life, but we can avoid misery.What life throws at us is not our choice, but how we react to it is - and that's how we can be free of misery, of suffering.Buddha searched for the causes of human suffering and also the cure for it. He realized what made an average human suffer, and how to emerge from that suffering.The Cause of SufferingDesire and ignorance. We always want something we don't have, and we are too stupid…
  • How to Meditate in Every Moment

    15 Jul 2015 | 4:38 am
    When I started meditating a couple of years ago, I sat in meditation for a half hour every morning and night, so about an hour every day. It felt right at that time. I had a lot to observe in my mind.I wrote about how I used to meditate and also about how meditation and mindfulness changes the brain, if you would like to read about that.Since then, the time I spend in sitting meditation has decreased. Not because I meditate less, but because I realized that you don't have to sit with eyes closed in order to meditate.Also, by sitting in meditation for an hour every day for about a year, I've…
  • Training for Inner Peace: How to Be at Peace With Anxiety, Sadness and Anger

    27 Jun 2015 | 11:54 am
    There are a lot of people who constantly want to be happy. That's kind of a way of life nowadays. Many people try to avoid discomfort like it's the plague. There are many famous spiritual teachers working today who are like this as well.But we are all human beings, we all get sad, anxious and angry sometimes - and there's nothing wrong with that. Being mindful with your feelings is not the same as being happy all the time; there's a huge difference.Mindfulness is not the absence of discomfort - it's our reaction towards this discomfort. We cannot avoid these emotions, and there is…
  • The Most Important Spiritual Quotes Explained: What Do They Mean and What Can You Learn from Them?

    9 Jun 2015 | 1:05 pm
    I see many beautiful pictures with quotes written on them that were meant to be inspirational. I love most of these pictures, we share them all the time on our Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr, but I know that sometimes, these quotes can be hard to understand, especially for those who do not really read about spiritual topics.I've been reading about and practicing spirituality for many years now, and the first couple of years, most of what I read sounded like total gibberish to me, to be honest. It's not easy to get started on this path. Now I see that a lot of it actually was gibberish, but even…
  • How to Live Mindfully and How Mindfulness Changes Your Brain

    30 May 2015 | 3:19 am
    When I first started practicing mindfulness, I didn't even know what it was called. I was just desperately searching for a method that would help me handle my anxiety and intrusive thoughts.I read an article about a patient with panic attacks, who was told to react to his own panic with as little frenzy as possible. This easy explanation was what triggered my eureka moment. It made me understand the basic principle of mindfulness - that I don't have to be a slave to my own mind. Even if I already feel anxious, and the urge is telling me to panic, I don't have to. I can react to myself with…
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  • On the Threshold of the Future

    16 Jul 2015 | 2:26 am
    One has to look beyond the calamity and chaos which exists to discover both sanity and a sustainable solution for the global community. Currently, countries place more and more rules and regulations upon it’s global citizens to enforce control, laws and order. To some degree, this is quite necessary tofeatured Continue reading The post On the Threshold of the Future appeared first on .
  • Goa Sustainable Tourism Analysis

    12 May 2015 | 5:50 am
    Recently, Goa, India experienced a down cycle in their tourism. The average number of visitors to the region is 2 – 3 million per year. The international tourists were down by an average of 40%, causing devistation to the main economic structure of the State. As a result, there wasfeatured Continue reading The post Goa Sustainable Tourism Analysis appeared first on .
  • Sol Fest Goa: A Transformation Celebration

    17 Dec 2014 | 9:33 pm
    No matter where you are in Goa, you dont want to miss this celebration: Sol Fest: A Transformation Celebration. Offered at the Love Temple in Arambol, the festival is one of the Omatrix Productions offered by Babaji Maharaj and Brooke Hart designed to empower, enlighten, energize and elevate. What Isfeatured Continue reading The post Sol Fest Goa: A Transformation Celebration appeared first on .
  • Super Yoga Goa Retreat

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

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

  • You Have to Save Your Life

    From Our Community
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:10 am
    You have to save your life. A stranger said this to me the other day. It wasn’t a demand or a request or some kind of threat, it was a fact he’s been telling himself for years. And he happened to say it out loud. I don’t think he meant to give me advice or become a momentary inspirational speaker. But he did and he was. I heard those words as if he were gripping my shoulders, urgent and pleading. You have to save your life. It’s the easiest thing in the world to take our working lungs for granted. To give our wishes to the stars and our hearts to someone else. Because we’re…
  • How to Win the Day

    James Altucher
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:05 am
    Hal Elrod was dead for six minutes. The car he was driving crashed head on into a truck. His girlfriend, sitting next to him, was unscratched. The roof of the car sliced open his head, causing brain damage. Bones in his face, his arm, all over his body were broken and he was in a coma for six days (during which time his girlfriend broke up with him). When he woke from his coma the doctors told him he might never walk again. You are the alchemist of your life. @jaltucher (Click to Tweet!) The universe, perfect for 14 billion years, has given you everything you need to thrive. And yet…we…
  • Finding the Light: Having a Sense of Humor When Things Don’t Go Your Way

    Jennifer Pastiloff
    27 Jul 2015 | 3:10 am
    Hello PP tribe from Massachusetts! Thank you to everyone who came to my workshop on Saturday in NYC! You all blew me away. I will see you again in September for the launch of my teen girl workshop: Girl Power: You Are Enough! I. Cannot. Wait. Please help me spread the word about this. I believe this message is so so needed for young people. For all of us, really. But especially young folks. Thank you. I truly love you. I’ve missed you guys the last couple of weeks while I have been on the road. So, I have this rule in my yoga classes that goes like this: If you fall, you must laugh.
  • Express Yourself: 5 Kick Ass Ways to Get Empowered

    Skylar Liberty Rose
    27 Jul 2015 | 3:05 am
    I remember going to see a counsellor about ten years ago. My life was fairly reminiscent of a bad movie at the time. I’d just come out of an extremely unhealthy relationship and I felt like I was hurtling from one disastrous day to the next. Seeing a therapist was what I hoped would be the first step towards me getting myself together. I’d always wanted to be one of those ‘together’ women. Unruffled and uncomplicated. Effortlessly holding all their sh*t down, and looking oh so good whilst they did it. I was doing my best to move on from that toxic relationship and get…
  • It doesn’t matter if you are a woman or a man, the important thing is your determination.

    Positively Positive
    27 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    Related Posts You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction. The most important thing in life is to stop saying ‘I wish’ and start saying ‘I will.’ What One Thing Is Most Important for Living One’s Entire Life in Happiness? So often people are working [...]
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    Get Motivated

  • The best way to motivate your day

    10 Jul 2015 | 6:52 pm
    Sometimes a little motivation is all you need to get you through your day. Start your day with motivation and try to end it with satisfaction.  They say if you shoot the moon and happened to... Visit us to get a full recharge of motivation and get inspired.
  • A few inspiring quotes for today

    3 Jul 2015 | 7:27 am
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  • Shoot for the moon

    16 Jun 2015 | 12:17 pm
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  • A few positive thoughts

    9 Jun 2015 | 4:04 am
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  • I believe so

    6 Jun 2015 | 3:19 pm
    Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow. Visit us to get a full recharge of motivation and get inspired.
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    Left Brain Buddha

  • Some Things Up With Which We Should Not Put

    Sarah Rudell Beach
    26 Jul 2015 | 11:00 pm
    What if we took a break from meanness & judgy-ness? What if we shared kindness & empathy in our Facebook feed? What if we realized we're really all the same? The post Some Things Up With Which We Should Not Put appeared first on Left Brain Buddha.
  • Zen and the Art of Tap Dancing

    Sarah Rudell Beach
    19 Jul 2015 | 11:00 pm
    I love to dance ~ I danced in a performance group in college and I really missed dancing once I moved on to “real life.” Several years ago I was happy to discover that the dance studios my daughter attended also offered Moms’ classes. Awesome! Until I discovered that my new class would include tap. […] The post Zen and the Art of Tap Dancing appeared first on Left Brain Buddha.
  • Ancient Wisdom for Modern Parents: 5 Ways to Make Parenting More Joyful

    Sarah Rudell Beach
    12 Jul 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Does parenting sometimes feel like "All Joy and No Fun," as Jennifer Senior describes it? Find out how ancient wisdom can help modern parents! The post Ancient Wisdom for Modern Parents: 5 Ways to Make Parenting More Joyful appeared first on Left Brain Buddha.
  • Why You’re Not Finding Time For Yourself

    Sarah Rudell Beach
    5 Jul 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Think you'll never find time for yourself? Well, you might be right... The post Why You’re Not Finding Time For Yourself appeared first on Left Brain Buddha.
  • What’s YOUR Story?

    Sarah Rudell Beach
    28 Jun 2015 | 11:00 pm
    “In the real world your … brain actively writes words on every single person or image you see. And the words and phrases that [y]our brain write[s] on people, projects, and goals … change not only your perspective but your motivation, engagement, and creativity.” Shawn Achor, Before Happiness What are YOU writing? What’s YOUR story? […] The post What’s YOUR Story? appeared first on Left Brain Buddha.
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    Victory Movement

  • Affilorama Review: 10 Reasons Why You Should Join Affilorama If You’re An Affiliate

    Justin Bonesteel
    30 Jun 2015 | 9:02 pm
    Affilorama Review: 10 Reasons Why You Should Join Affilorama If You’re An Affiliate Just thought I should take the time and present you with a quick affilorama review, this great membership site I just joined. Most of us have already heard of things like affiliate marketing, making money as an affiliate, referring products and services as an affiliate, joining affiliate programs and so on. Point is, most of us know what the whole concept of being an affiliate and affiliate marketing in general. That’s not the problem for most folks, the biggest issue is of course succeeding as an…
  • Affiliate Marketing Strategies For Beginners

    Justin Bonesteel
    10 Jun 2015 | 6:33 pm
    Affiliate Marketing Strategies For Beginners Affiliate marketing is a great method for making money on the internet without having to have your own products or services for sale. Even if you do offer a product or service, affiliate marketing can add an extra revenue stream with only a very small investment. It can be very lucrative, but like any business venture you need to know what you are doing. This guide will get you started on affiliate marketing quickly and painlessly. So here are the basics of affiliate marketing for beginners. What is Affiliate Marketing Affiliate marketing is a…
  • The Millionaire Mindset You Can Achieve

    Justin Bonesteel
    8 Mar 2015 | 9:06 pm
    Achieve The Millionaire Mindset The millionaire mindset is one thing all self made millionaires have learned and have in common! It is something every single wealthy person knows and the best thing is it can be replicated. Bill Gates, Richard Branson and anyone who has achieved great success with a millionaire mindset will be able to reproduce those results again and again!  This is something you must realize and accept. It does not just come from luck or good fortune. Self made millionaires all have this mindset in common. I recommend looking up Elon Musk if you haven’t heard of…
  • How To Make Money On Pinterest In 2015 (With Amazon)

    Justin Bonesteel
    31 Jan 2015 | 4:16 pm
    Pinterest is a great platform for seeing all the clothes, landscapes and celebrities you love!  But have you ever thought about how to make money on Pinterest?  There are many ways of making money on Pinterest and it is a pretty easy task once you know how it is done. This is the first method I used to start making money online so it’s a great place for you to start as well!  This method is free, you don’t have to spend any money if you don’t want to although in some cases it does help. This Pinterest method relies on free hosting and setting up a free blog so that you…
  • Top 5 Best Selling Clickbank Products For 2015

    Justin Bonesteel
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:17 am
    Start Selling The Best Clickbank Products Today! Welcome to my list of best selling Clickbank products for the new year! If you don’t know by now Clickbank is one of the best ways for anyone to make money online, you just sign up for their affiliate program and begin selling digital offers online. You also receive a generous commission from each since these products don’t have any overhead costs to produce (mostly informational products) they hand down most of the profit they make to you, the affiliate.  Some of the best selling Clickbank products are offering around 60%-75%…
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    Every Day Getting Better

  • What is a friend?

    Ryan Wakefield
    19 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Untitled What is a friend? I will tell you. It is a person with whom you dare to be yourself.  Your soul can be naked with him. He seems to ask of you to put on nothing, only to be what you are. He does not want you to be better or worse. When you are with him, you feel as a prisoner feels who has been declared innocent. You do not have to be on your guard. You can say what you think, so long as it is genuinely  you. He understands those contradictions in your nature that lead others to judge you. With him you breathe freely. You can avow your little vanities and envies and hates and…
  • found all three

    Ryan Wakefield
    18 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Untitled No one could tell me where my soul might be; I searched for God but he eluded me; I sought my brother out, and found all three. –Ernest Howard Crosby
  • Opportunity

    Ryan Wakefield
    17 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Opportunity  They do me wrong who say I come no more When once I knock and fail to find you in; For every day I stand outside your door, And bid you wake, and rise to fight and win. Wail not for precious chances passed away. Weep not for golden ages on the wane! Each night I burn the records of the day; At sunrise every soul is born again. Laugh like a boy at splendors that have sped; To vanished joys be blind and deaf and dumb; My judgments seal the dead past with its dead, But never bind a moment yet to come. Though deep in mire, wring not your hands and weep; I lend my arm to all who say…
  • The Light Of Faith

    Ryan Wakefield
    16 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    The Light Of Faith “Now,” said a good book unto me “Open my pages and you shall see Jewels of wisdom and treasures fine, Gold and silver in every line, And you may claim them if you but will Open my pages and take your fill.” “Open my pages and run them o’er, Take what you choose of my golden store. Be you greedy, I shall not care – All that you seize I shall gladly spare; There is never a lock on my treasure doors, Come – here are my jewels, make them yours!” “I am just a book on your mantle shelf, But I can be part of your living self; If only you’ll travel my…
  • Will The Real You Please Stand Up?

    Ryan Wakefield
    15 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Will The Real You Please Stand Up? Submit to pressure from peers and you move down to their level. Speak up for your own beliefs and you invite them up to your level. If you move with the crowd, you’ll get no further than the crowd. When 40 million people believe in a dumb idea, it’s still a dumb idea. Simply swimming with the tide leaves you nowhere. So if you believe in something that’s good, honest and bright, stand up for it. Maybe your peers will get smart and drift your way.
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    Inspirational Quotes | Motivational Blog | Images | Pictures

  • Becoming the Best Version of Yourself – Jeff Moore @ TEDx Rapid City

    Jeffrey I. Moore
    13 Jul 2015 | 5:02 pm
    Becoming the Best Version of Yourself – Jeff Moore @ TEDx Rapid City My first ever TEDx talk! What an honor! Are you living your best? Learn how here… Like | Comment | Share The post Becoming the Best Version of Yourself – Jeff Moore @ TEDx Rapid City appeared first on Inspirational Quotes | Motivational Blog | Images | Pictures.
  • Are you failing at chasing your dreams? – Video

    Jeffrey I. Moore
    13 Jul 2015 | 11:25 am
    Are you failing at chasing your dreams? Everyone daydreams about the life that will truly make them happy, but the truth of the matter is that most people find it incredibly difficult to actually turn their dreams into a reality.  The problem is not because people don’t want to turn their dreams into a reality, The post Are you failing at chasing your dreams? – Video appeared first on Inspirational Quotes | Motivational Blog | Images | Pictures.
  • Lessons to Learn from Failure

    Jeffrey I. Moore
    13 Jul 2015 | 11:15 am
    6 Lessons to Learn from Failure This is a guest post by Philip Murphy. Put simply, failure hurts. Everyone has failed at some point, but it’s less about the failure itself and more about how the person who has failed picks themselves up, dusts off that failure and gets back to work. Go down a list The post Lessons to Learn from Failure appeared first on Inspirational Quotes | Motivational Blog | Images | Pictures.
  • Alive, But Are You Really Living?

    Jeffrey I. Moore
    13 Jul 2015 | 10:46 am
    Alive, But Are You Really Living? – Motivational Video Like, Comment and Share!   The post Alive, But Are You Really Living? appeared first on Inspirational Quotes | Motivational Blog | Images | Pictures.
  • Top 7 Tremendous iPad and iPhone Apps For Book Lovers

    Jeffrey I. Moore
    13 Jul 2015 | 9:56 am
    Top 7 Tremendous iPad and iPhone Apps For Book Lovers This is a guest post by Hilda Simpson. If you have a great passion for both reading and gadgets, then you should use your iPhone or iPad to its fullest ability to read e-books and news. Having a mobile gadget allows you using all the benefits The post Top 7 Tremendous iPad and iPhone Apps For Book Lovers appeared first on Inspirational Quotes | Motivational Blog | Images | Pictures.
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  • Beautiful Sea Landscapes of Denpasar, Bali

    28 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    If you’d close your eyes and imagine what Bali would look like, you’d exactly see what photographer Bertoni Siswanto captures […]The post Beautiful Sea Landscapes of Denpasar, Bali appeared first on WhereCoolThingsHappen.
  • A masterfully crafted blackened bouquet of roses

    28 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    The creators of this wonderful piece of art called “The Ash” tried to make something nobody has ever seen, so […]The post A masterfully crafted blackened bouquet of roses appeared first on WhereCoolThingsHappen.
  • Amazing long exposure Calligraphy Photography

    27 Jul 2015 | 7:27 am
    After studying calligraphy for 16 years, artist Julien Breton  recently that he decided to add photography into his arsenal. Working […]The post Amazing long exposure Calligraphy Photography appeared first on WhereCoolThingsHappen.
  • The Mesmerising Beauty Of Harvesting Lavender

    26 Jul 2015 | 11:56 pm
    Lavender fields are stunning when they are in full bloom, beautiful purple landscapes with a distinctive scent. Every year these […]The post The Mesmerising Beauty Of Harvesting Lavender appeared first on WhereCoolThingsHappen.
  • Bizarre Spotted Lake in Canada

    24 Jul 2015 | 3:30 am
    Have you ever seen this bizarre spotted lake in Canada? Well until today we hadn’t, but it looks spectacular so […]The post Bizarre Spotted Lake in Canada appeared first on WhereCoolThingsHappen.
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    Get Motivated

  • Unlock Yourself, Unlock Success

    Vinit JAGWANI
    13 Jul 2015 | 6:24 am
          What would your mindset be if you were to run a marathon? You know your limits, even if you have what it takes to come first would go in with a mindset of -Beating the other guys or Wanting to finish first?      Now it may seem that there is no difference between the two, but if you look closely you would find out that there is a lot of difference. The basic difference is that, when you go there to beat other people, that time you are limiting your preparation to some extent more than others i.e. if person A works out for 3 hours in a day, you might…
  • Expectations: The Less, The Better

    30 Apr 2015 | 9:33 pm
          Expectations are a form of happiness that we would like to see in the future. They are ideas and thoughts that have not yet happened. When expectations are not met it leads to great disappointment. Our expectations stem from our beliefs and our beliefs flow from our needs. How? Let's take an example:      Let's say If I'm lonely and call up a friend, I have an expectation that he will relieve my loneliness. If at the last minute he cancels, I will be disappointed. Notice that it's not his problem and he's probably fine with the situation. If I…
  • Innovators of Tomorrow

    14 Apr 2015 | 3:46 am
          Indian Government is busy putting some bans and TRAI been trying to change the rules of Net Neutrality. Out of all these,the scary and important thing is, if TRAI is successful in changing Net neutrality rules then the big companies website will be fast enough to be loaded properly and the information related sites won't be in a position to load faster.      It blocks the learning pattern of an individual if all the websites on the internet are not equal and websites started paying to load their sites faster. There…
  • Big Pleasures Come in Small Packages

    21 Feb 2015 | 10:36 pm
         Small things give us the greatest pleasure in life. For example, if you see a child smiling, you instantly get lots of energy and you will also smile back and start playing with that child. It's like you're converting to Super saiyan like Goku does in Dragon Ball Z . There’s a sudden burst of positive energy in you.      No matter how much trouble you might be having in life, but for that moment you will completely forget all your problems. It is said that "Every little smile can touch somebody's heart. No one is born happy, but all of…
  • Key to Success: Setting Goals

    2 Jan 2015 | 8:30 am
          A lot of people procrastinate, thinking that they will do it later when the time comes. But the reality is that the right time never comes for them.      Goal setting is important and to show why it is important, let us take an example: Consider a dark empty room with a football in some area of that room. Your objective is to find the football in that dark room. Obviously, you will take some time in finding the football and there will be some difficulty in finding it. But what if I switch ON the light of that room? You will find the…
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    One Mean Dream

  • Inexpensive and Free Things to do while Traveling

    Chris Rither
    17 Jul 2015 | 1:11 am
    Great and inexpensive things to do while Traveling Here is a list of free and inexpensive things to do while traveling.  There are many activities one can do while traveling that is not only fun, but also affordable. Museums:  Many museums have lower cost entrance fees at certain days or times and some countries like the UK have removed entrance fees altogether. National Parks:  National parks have increased entrance fees, but many do not charge if you walk or bike in. So you can visit them while traveling and save money (however the entrance fee is usually minimum and helps maintain our a…
  • A Successful Trip Starts Before You Leave – Start now with our handy travel check list

    Chris Rither
    11 Jul 2015 | 6:03 am
    Travel Check List – Before You Leave   Enroll in frequent flyer/discount programs & check membership benefits. Many of your current credit cards/memberships/clubs offer discounts when traveling. Request in-flight meals for special dietary needs, and seating assignments Check auto insurance/credit card policy to make sure coverage on rental cars Check medical insurance policy for coverage of out-of-town needs Decide whether to buy travel/rental car insurance. These may be cheaper if pre-purchased online Request smoking/non-smoking accommodations/or extra beds in hotels. Purchase…
  • Driving Across United States 2: Tips for Beginners and Foreign Drivers

    Chris Rither
    7 Jul 2015 | 7:22 am
    Driving Across United States 2 In real estate the most important thing is location, location, location, and as far as real estate is concerned the United States has it all. Driving across the United States 2, Tips for Beginners and Foreign Drivers is a great place to start.  Situated between the world’s two major oceans, the United States holds the most diverse ecosystems in the world, and based on population and land area, it is one of the largest in the world. At 3.79 million square miles (9.83 million km2) it’s nearly impossible to see and experience everything the country has to…
  • How to travel without mortgaging your first born

    Chris Rither
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:17 pm
    Here is a list of travel ideas to help you save money and still enjoy yourself. Travel Accommodations   Staying in a Town Next Door. When it comes to traveling, sometimes the smaller towns close to where you are going will have hotels that are much less expensive. If you don’t mind the short ride to your main destinations, you might just save that bundle. However, sometimes it can cost more money trying to get to the places you want to visit because your hotel is too far away. Transportation can be very expensive if you don’t plan ahead.  Sometimes a 75 dollar cab ride, can be just…
  • Budget Travel – Accommodations, Ranked from Free to Highest Cost

    Chris Rither
    26 Jun 2015 | 5:05 am
    When it comes to travel, we spend a lot of money just to get a shower and a good nights sleep.  This can eat up our budget fast. Here is a complete list of accommodation ideas (organized by lowest to highest cost). Budget Travel – Accommodations Not all these are “family friendly” but some will work in a pinch. Rest stops, most rest stops in the US are safe to stop and sleep for a while (but use common sense). They are not designed for camping or extended stays but are plentiful ( Couch surfing: Online websites…
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    biya-tuu blog

  • It’s About Everything Else

    27 Jul 2015 | 3:15 pm
    7 billion people on the planet. Dishes to wash. Laundry to launder. Places to go. Things to do. People to see. Plans to make. Plans to enact. Cakes to bake. Drinks to shake. Love to create. For everyone, most of these things are in place — always– before they knew you and after too.  So, it all can’t be about one person all the time.  Before taking anything personal, remember everyone has things to do that don’t involve you. So, it couldn’t possibly be about you ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL the time, which means you can take a break from being offended sometimes.
  • Amusement.

    24 Jul 2015 | 6:50 pm
    The red nose on a clown. A bow tie on a really fat neck so  tight that it looks like it might snap off and ricochet like a rubber band.  Or, those little colorful hats with a propeller on top — the ones you have to flick  to get them to spin. Amusement is the remedy for almost anything. Just picturing two things juxtaposed against each other that somehow seem out of place when matched up against each other is enough to make a shift and put things back in place. A tie around a dog’s neck.  A large burly man with a little head; it’s enough to make you laugh, and…
  • “I’m the only one…”

    23 Jul 2015 | 2:46 pm
    “I’m the only one who feels this way.” “I’m the only one who feels alone.” “I’m the only one who feels different or strange.” “I’m the only one being bullied.” “I’m the only one in pain.” “I’m the only one smiling on the outside but suffering in pain.” “I’m the only one who feels fat everyday.” ( Add to that ugly, too skinny, stupid, etc.) “I’m the only one that doesn’t have things going my way.” “I’m the only one sad who is and…
  • Jedhi Mind Tricks: If-Then Equations

    22 Jul 2015 | 1:57 pm
    If- then equations are virtually everywhere and are used for virtually everything. It’s these little equations that make your garage door opener work or your websites react to a click. If the button is pressed, then trigger the pulley. If <Send> is clicked, then <release> action. And captcha codes? If the statement is correct, then allow. But these work for everything, even non-code related events. If I knock over a full cup, then the water spills out. If I never sleep, then I’ll get tired. If I yell loud enough, then people cower in my presence or fear me. Wait!
  • Relax.

    21 Jul 2015 | 2:24 pm
    Relax.  Take some deep breaths. You’ll be okay.  There’s no need to worry.  You’ll be just fine. You’ll live to see another day.  Everyone doesn’t know your deepest darkest secrets, so there’s no need to fret. Stop poking around on internet sites trying to join networks that have shut you out. If you’ve already played your cards, they’re out of your hands now, so there’s nothing you can do now except for wait, or be patient, more than likely. That’s all you can do anyway. P.S. This isn’t a blog of daily BIYATUU activity in…
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    Info Self Development

  • How to Educate Yourself Online for Free in 17 Places

    22 Jul 2015 | 2:25 am
    Due to the fast evolution of technology, the way people are educated and learn is also changing fast. In the old days, getting a good education through the mainstream system like college was a must and rightly so. Since a college degree would more than likely guarantee a successful career or at least a job […]
  • Do You Know That You’re Doing Better Than You Think?

    22 Jul 2015 | 1:38 am
    There are days where everything goes wrong and even the smallest of things like dropping a pencil makes you want to breakdown. There are nights when nothing on the horizon seems aligned with your vision of how life should be. Those are times when you spend hours watching pedestrians stride confidently in the direction their […]
  • How to Stop Worrying Over What People Think of You

    15 Jul 2015 | 5:53 am
    One of the major problems that we as human beings suffer from, is that we place far too much emphasis upon being liked by others. We grow up listening to adults telling us that we have to harmoniously co-exist with opposites and respect everyone around us and that we should strive for the same in […]
  • Self Reminders for When You Feel Like Giving Up

    8 Jul 2015 | 8:34 am
    For many of us, there comes a time in our lives when everything starts to look bleak and pointless and even the smallest of actions hold no significance. During these dark days, which always defy logic, we feel like giving up and the temptation to do this becomes all the more intense. But, giving up […]
  • How to Strengthen Your Willpower: 7 Boosters

    3 Jul 2015 | 1:27 pm
    Unless we are one of these “know it all” rather than “be humble” types, during the darkest times in life, we all need help to get through challenging moments; those silent pauses that make us think we are alone. We think that stacking up money, acquiring status or shaping the perfect curves, will make us […]
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    Roxana Jones, Spiritual Healer and Inspirational Author

  • Living Between Ego and Self

    25 Jul 2015 | 4:44 am
    Roxana writes about her personal journey with her ego and true self and gives ways to easily differentiate one from the other. The post Living Between Ego and Self appeared first on Roxana Jones, Spiritual Healer and Inspirational Author.
  • Endings and Beginnings

    27 Jun 2015 | 4:44 am
    A message of hope for those struggling with endings. Roxana writes about her dark night of the soul and explains why she now only believes in beginnings. The post Endings and Beginnings appeared first on Roxana Jones, Spiritual Healer and Inspirational Author.
  • Clarity: The Secret to your Goals

    24 May 2015 | 4:44 am
    Roxana writes about the importance of having clarity in order to achieve your goals. She shares an intentional meditation she uses with excellent results. The post Clarity: The Secret to your Goals appeared first on Roxana Jones, Spiritual Healer and Inspirational Author.
  • Inviting Positive Self-Talk into your Life

    26 Apr 2015 | 4:44 am
    Roxana writes about the importance of understanding your self-talk, who or what is limiting your life and gives insightful recommendations on the matter. The post Inviting Positive Self-Talk into your Life appeared first on Roxana Jones, Spiritual Healer and Inspirational Author.
  • Is your Mind Available for a New Vibration?

    22 Mar 2015 | 4:44 am
    Roxana writes about how consciousness and vibrational frequency go hand in hand and offers helpful tips she applies in her own life to raise the vibration. The post Is your Mind Available for a New Vibration? appeared first on Roxana Jones, Spiritual Healer and Inspirational Author.
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  • Uncertainty has one certainty

    Academy for Creative Training
    22 Jul 2015 | 7:46 pm
    Like change, that is a constant in our life, uncertainty is niggle that will never go. Each moment of our life, we are constantly processing fresh inputs and each input brings with it fresh perspectives for us to mull on. The human mind is largely programmed to preserve, protect and pre-empt threats and dangers and hence, every input we get is filtered through the lens of self preservation. As a result, uncertainty brings with it a sense of dread, fear and worries, which threaten to overshadow the one certainty that it offers – infinite possibilities. Once we accept that uncertainty will be…
  • It is who you become that is important

    Academy for Creative Training
    12 Jul 2015 | 9:41 am
    With age comes wisdom, distilled from the years of experience. The realization then would be both unexpected and baffling initially and then it would be an awakening. In the flourish of youth we have lofty dreams, craving for the materialistic and a don’t care attitude, to ideas that do not meet our expectations. We are conscious about our appearance, seek to have the latest gadgets and accessories, are casual about our manners, are blissfully unaware of the risks we subject ourselves to and have a whole lot of idols to worship be they sports persons or actors. We are constantly chasing an…
  • Sucess is all about adopting stubborn goals and flexible methods

    Academy for Creative Training
    5 Jul 2015 | 3:44 am
    The constant challenge in life, is to sift options and zoom in on what one desires. This is because change is the only constant in life and change always redefines the future. When the future is being constantly redefined, every individual is required to make course corrections. However a course correction does not mean we need to change our destination but merely the route map and mode of getting there. Of course dramatic and major changes may require one to change the goals but even then the alternative chosen would be equally important and challenging. What does not change, is the desire…
  • Is this your life’s mission ?

    Academy for Creative Training
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:50 pm
    Life is a constant challenge but not an impossible one. In fact with a little imagination and a lot of self belief, life can be made truly interesting the challenges notwithstanding. Just look around and you will find so many people happy and smiling. Very many of them would possibly be not so fortunate as you in terms of education, knowledge, financial well being, personal health etc. and yet they all know how to laugh despite their many challenges. The real challenge though is not merely to exist but to live and thrive with aplomb. To make that happen ensure you have an abundance of Passion…
  • Excuses Gone… Results GOT

    Academy for Creative Training
    21 Jun 2015 | 8:44 am
    From early childhood, most of us have unconsciously adopted the undesirable trait of making excuses to rationalize non performance. It begins with us making excuses for our poor handwriting, our inability to meet deadlines or stick to our schedules, not doing homework etc. Later it manifests in us having various regrets be it in our academic performance, tardy work output, out inability to meet targets and deadlines and our constant rebuttal of any criticism directed at us. Unfortunately, in a highly competitive world, all that matters is results and no excuse is ever good enough for not…
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    Inspire Leads

  • The Power Of Forgiveness, Forgiveness Quotes

    2 Jul 2015 | 6:28 am
    The power of forgiveness. Forgiveness is one of the most important virtues for human development. This is especially because lack of forgiveness leads to negative effects both to a person and his sorrunding. Unforgiveness comes in various forms which are self unforgiveness and unforgiveness to others. Let us consider the power of forgiveness. Forgiveness leads to soul naurishment. Many people naurish their souls through listening to music and others through reading inspirational books. When you forgive and let go of a grudge or something that hurts to remember you free your soul of that weary…
  • Quotes About Being Single

    29 Jun 2015 | 6:16 am
    5 Surprising Benefits of Being Single It is true that most people in long-term relationships usually face miserable life. Although it is good to have a love partner to cuddle with, but relationships can sometimes be awfully inconvenient. But if you do not believe this, check below for some amazing benefits of being single. Flirt Without Fear It is true that everyone flirts, whether single or not. When you are single, you will be able to flirt without fear. But if engaged or have a love partner, you will not be able to do it openly. You will definitely feel guilty and insecure when flirting,…
  • Top Ranked Curly Hairstyles Of 2015

    17 Jun 2015 | 10:45 am
    Top Ranked Short & Long Curly Hairstyles & Celebrity Hairstyles Of 2015 If you are lucky to have curly hair, there is absolutely no reason of spending much of your time trying to straighten. One thing that you should know is that curls are stunningly beautiful and more versatile. As a lady, the only thing that you should do is getting an excellent cut, make use of amazing hair products and choosing a style that you love. Most of the celebrities come with great curly hairstyles which will not only inspire you but will also make the most out of your gorgeous texture. Taylor Swift’s…
  • 13 Foods That You Should Never Order On The First Date

    17 Jun 2015 | 2:53 am
    The first date may cause some discomfort and embarrassment, and most people do not know how to act. If you’re planning your first dinner together in a cafe or restaurant, it is very important to not order the wrong because you are risking to get a new portion of inconvenience. So we decided to offer you a list of 13 foods, you should NOT order on the 1st date. 1. Spaghetti and Meatballs Eat Pray Love / Columbia Pictures Unless you’re trying to Lady and the Tramp it, spaghetti is not the best choice. Slurping and chewing your long noodles will only add to the awkward pauses in…
  • Best Friend Quotes & How To Maintain Good Relationship

    16 Jun 2015 | 3:18 am
    Ways to Nurture Good Relationships. Friendship is a human instinct between two persons, not bound by any relationship. It is the condition of being friends; friendly relations, or connection, to a person, or between persons; warmth arising from shared regard and cooperative attitude; friendliness; harmony; cooperative attitude. Every one of us is destined to a situated of people who structure our family or friends. Bit by bit as we develop, we create liking and preference towards some while ignoring others the proximity they may deserve. So what are the motion that direct our preference…
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  • Can You Master Your Desires?

    M.C. Simon
    26 Jul 2015 | 4:09 pm
    Can You Master Your Desires? There are many moments in life when you have a desire. Maybe the desire is so strong that you can hardly bear the waiting time between the birth of your desire and the moment of… Read the rest
  • A Dog Dreams of Paris

    M.C. Simon
    23 Jul 2015 | 10:06 pm
    A Dog Dreams of Paris From Rescue Dog to Diva By Barbara Barth Book Review   Book Details Title: A Dog Dreams of Paris: From Rescue Dog to Diva Author: Barbara Barth Genre: Gift Book/Children Format: Paperback (also available as… Read the rest
  • Defining Spirituality

    M.C. Simon
    19 Jul 2015 | 12:50 pm
    How Defining Spirituality turned into a Meaningful Volcano Someone asked me some time ago to define Spirituality. Hearing this request, my huge Ego instantly turned to tell myself, “Wow! You can say a lot here! You are the best at… Read the rest
  • Change Your Posture, Change Your Life

    M.C. Simon
    16 Jul 2015 | 7:54 pm
    Change Your Posture, Change Your Life Udemy Course Instructor: Greg Parry Product Review by M.C. Simon Being a sedentary person, almost permanently having to sit on a chair in front of a computer, I recently started to worry about this… Read the rest
  • Steps (Book Review)

    M.C. Simon
    14 Jul 2015 | 11:14 pm
    Steps By Eric Trant Book Review   Book Details Title: Steps Author: Eric Trant Genre: Science Fiction Format: Kindle & Paperback Length: 288 pages Publication Date: June 16, 2014 Publisher: WiDo Publishing Kindle Price: $4.49 Paperback Price: $15.46   BOOK… Read the rest
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    Creative Sol Vibrations

  • International Undergraduate Scholarships to Study in Canada

    Creative Sol Vibrations
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:50 am
    With its friendly immigration policies, multicultural and multi-ethnic society, and the great education standards, Canada deserves every bit of its status as one of the top four international study destinations in the world. However, unlike other popular study destinations, such as the US, the UK and Australia, Canada does not offer too many international scholarships […] The post International Undergraduate Scholarships to Study in Canada appeared first on Creative Sol Vibrations.
  • Ways To Dress To Ooze Success

    Olivia Still
    26 Jul 2015 | 3:13 pm
    In recent years, women have been finally given the opportunity to embrace their glorious potential within and work on taking on the world! Most business women are at the same time wives, mothers, sisters, daughters, entrepreneurs, CEOs… and they have to learn how to juggle it all at once and do it successfully. Sometimes family […] The post Ways To Dress To Ooze Success appeared first on Creative Sol Vibrations.
  • Four Stress Inducing Practices You Should Avoid

    Creative Sol Vibrations
    26 Jul 2015 | 1:43 pm
    Stress is a part of life that cannot be taken away from an individual. You can tackle stress, but you cannot completely avoid it. Every day we go through lots of different issues and challenges that can play a role on our emotions which increase pressure on our minds and this eventually results in stress. […] The post Four Stress Inducing Practices You Should Avoid appeared first on Creative Sol Vibrations.
  • Stress: The Silent Killer

    Olivia Still
    24 Jul 2015 | 11:11 am
    Somehow, it has become socially acceptable to be on the edge of your nerves all the time. If you aren’t acting that way, it seems like you don’t care enough about your family, your job or something else. In that way, people stopped noticing that constant worry and anxiety that they feel throughout the day. […] The post Stress: The Silent Killer appeared first on Creative Sol Vibrations.
  • A Guide to Borax and Its Uses

    Creative Sol Vibrations
    24 Jul 2015 | 10:59 am
    Borax is a jack of all trades when it comes to household cleaning. This substance can clean, shine, and freshen almost any surface you can think of. It also comes in handy as a deterrent for mice and pests. Check out our infographic below for some of the best uses of borax! Source: The post A Guide to Borax and Its Uses appeared first on Creative Sol Vibrations.
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    Life Made to Order

  • Working with Law of Attraction When You’re Still Wondering If It’s Complete Bullsh*t

    Kelli Cooper
    26 Jul 2015 | 11:52 pm
    The law of attraction is not some new concept that was invented by the people who wrote The Secret. The idea our inner world influences our external experience was discussed long before this. There were many books that discussed the law of attraction (thought it wasn’t always referred to by this name) that date back to the early 1900’s. There are probably some that are even older…don’t feel like Googling that right now to confirm. The reason it is so much more well-known now, is because our overall consciousness is expanding, and more and more people are starting to…
  • Podcast Episode #10: Law of Attraction: How Do I Know If My Stuff Is Coming?

    Kelli Cooper
    22 Jul 2015 | 10:58 pm
    Ah, the most asked question regarding the law of attraction. We are dying to know the signs which indicate what we want, is in fact, coming to us. Unfortunately, there is no simple answer to that question or course of exact events that unfold as your manifestation nears. But, that doesn’t mean there aren’t indicators your energy is indeed changing, and you are aligning more closely with what you want. Today I am going to chat you up about a few of those signs, and this information will without a doubt give you a much better understanding of how the manifesting process tends to…
  • Law of Attraction and Money: Are You Making This Devastating Mistake?

    Kelli Cooper
    22 Jul 2015 | 2:14 am
    I am happy to bring you some law of attraction wisdom from my husband Ryan, who is quite the manifesting machine himself. Even though I know so few people are interested in attracting more of that sweet cash, I figured I would publish it anyway. (Heavy sarcasm alert just in case you didn’t know ) I hope you enjoy it, and be sure to pick up his new ebook all about the law of attraction and money…link is below at the end of the post. It is free for the next few days.  Enjoy!    Alert: Before you read this post stop by Kelli’s Amazon library and buy a book or 3. (Thanks…
  • Law of Attraction: Getting the Hell Out of the Way and Letting the Universe Do Its Job (Free Ebook)

    Kelli Cooper
    19 Jul 2015 | 11:24 pm
    So, I am happy to present the second book in my series explaining the nuances of law of attraction. This book dives into the all important issues of detachment and allowing. As many of you may know, the theory of law of attraction, and how we actually go about becoming a match to what we want, can be drastically different. If it was so easy to just get happy, detach and allow the Universe to deliver the goods, there wouldn’t be a need for a blog like mine, or these books. It wouldn’t be my coaching specialty. Understanding the ‘mechanics’ of the attraction process, and…
  • Podcast Episode #9 Law of Attraction: Nothing is Happening…WTF?!!

    Kelli Cooper
    16 Jul 2015 | 10:35 pm
    The law of attraction is a fairly straightforward concept, but applying it in practice, can be a real bitch sometimes. We have all this yucky resistance. There are lots of misconceptions that lead us astray, and frustrate our attempts at changing our experience, in any real way. We get all enthused to mold our reality just to our liking, and when things don’t seem to be happening, it is disheartening, to say the least. There is a part of us that truly believes there is something to the idea we create our own reality, but we just can’t seem to actually do it. We believe we are…
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    Be a Light To The World:

  • Keep The Faith, Find Your Fire and Set The World Alight

    Ikechi Awazie
    26 Jul 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Is your flame of passion on the verge of being taken out? Are you struggling with making a difference and feel that your world is upside down? What if you knew that there is something that is missing in your life and preventing you from making a difference? I … The post Keep The Faith, Find Your Fire and Set The World Alight appeared first on Be a Light To The World:.
  • Stop Doing This To Your Dreams

    Ikechi Awazie
    11 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Everyone laughed out loud except me. I was quiet as Jimmy kept going on and on about his dreams. What was it about Jimmy’s dreams that was so funny yet made me sad? Why is that I had so much pity for Jimmy’s dream? His dream was meant to make … The post Stop Doing This To Your Dreams appeared first on Be a Light To The World:.
  • Be An Inspiration: A Cartoonist Turns 609 Rejections into A Success Story

    Ikechi Awazie
    27 Jun 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Every man has the potential to influence his generation Here is another series on Be an Inspiration. This is a space where I challenge you with inspiring stories of people and communities that are making a difference in the globe. You will see that anyone can make a difference and … The post Be An Inspiration: A Cartoonist Turns 609 Rejections into A Success Story appeared first on Be a Light To The World:.
  • Why You Are Confused About What To Do in Life

    Ikechi Awazie
    6 Jun 2015 | 6:34 pm
    Oh! You are under pressure of figuring out which direction to go. You are scared that you don’t have a grasp of your purpose on earth. You have tried to figure it out but you have failed again and again. This is making you tired, exhausted and scared. As much … The post Why You Are Confused About What To Do in Life appeared first on Be a Light To The World:.
  • Is There Really Beauty in Disability

    Ikechi Awazie
    30 May 2015 | 6:00 pm
      Viktoria Modesta is known as the Bionic Model, Singer and Songwriter. What is so special about Viktoria is her charisma with her prosthetic leg which she so brilliantly uses as a fashion item. Although Viktoria is a good dancer and has been known to perform in an uninhibited style … The post Is There Really Beauty in Disability appeared first on Be a Light To The World:.
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  • How to Beat The Addiction of Anger

    24 Jul 2015 | 7:22 am
    The following article was contributed by a Fierce Gentleman reader who is a self-described “ex-outlaw biker”. For anonymity purposes, he is going by the pseudonym The Mariner.  Is it our culture, the media or religious conflict that make us angry men? Action movies, thrillers, TV miniseries, TV news shows all display and provoke anger. Anger... Continue reading →
  • Sarah Thebarge, Fierce Lady & Everyday Hero

    17 Jul 2015 | 7:48 am
    Most of us know the story of the Good Samaritan. A man traveling has been badly beaten and robbed. He is on the roadside, bleeding. Everyone is passing him by. The Samaritan stops, takes the wounded man into his care, bathes his wounds, and pays for his care until he recovers. In the Biblical story, Jesus... Continue reading →
  • The Necessity of Doing the Impossible

    10 Jul 2015 | 9:17 am
    x What I love about Interstellar is that it’s a story about ordinary men, doing the impossible, out of necessity. If we’re honest with ourselves, we can all identify areas where we’ve failed to do what’s necessary, precisely because it seemed impossible at the time. Elon Musk said, “If something is important enough, even if the odds... Continue reading →
  • How to Prevent Charleston, South Carolina From Happening Again

    3 Jul 2015 | 8:32 am
    My perspective in this article is limited by my position as a white male. I was born into privilege. Growing up in predominantly white Oregon, I was met by validation from every side that I was the “right” color. So my experience with racism and racially motivated violence is limited, and everything I write is... Continue reading →
  • The Scientific Formula For Love

    26 Jun 2015 | 8:43 am
    Modern love is complicated. Over 50% of new marriages end in divorce 1. Of those marriages that “stay together for the kids”, they are usually fraught with tension, suffering, and are often sexless 2. You could blame feminism, but we’ve made a pact here at FierceGentleman not to do that (see the Manifesto). You could blame economic... Continue reading →
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    Compete For The Best Life

  • Episode 15: Jayme Lamm, The Blonde Side

    15 Jul 2015 | 8:30 am
    “Always say ‘thank you.’” After Jayme’s career working at the Houston Astros ended, she set out to travel the world and blaze her own trail around her own passions. Pairing her excellent writing with a love of travel and sports, Jayme created The Blonde Side and began her journey as a professional blogger. Learn how this Houston media queen built her online business, handles the (many) haters & online trolls, and what piece of advice she’d give someone needing career advice. Episode Resources: The Blonde Side // Instagram  //  Twitter  //  Facebook…
  • Episode 14: Phil Randazzo, American Dream U

    8 Jul 2015 | 8:30 am
    “Take the leap of faith.” Phil Randazzo is on one heck of a mission. The founder of American Dream U & Text Safe Teens, LLC is out to change the world one life at a time. His primary focus, ADU, develops veteran business leaders by pairing US veterans with successful entrepreneurs & equipping them to succeed in life with the leadership talents they’ve honed in the military. Even more, Phil self-funded this nonprofit because he believes in the mission and serving those who fought & served for us. This interview has been one of my favorites as we talk the creation of…
  • Never Forget The First Rule

    7 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    Life has two rules: 1. Never quit. 2. Never forget Rule #1.   The post Never Forget The First Rule appeared first on Compete For The Best Life.
  • Episode 13: MyIgnition Shares His Journey & Creating a Career that Doesn’t Exist Yet

    1 Jul 2015 | 7:45 am
    “Be authentic and put yourself out there.” Johnathan “MyIgnition” Haynes joins the show this week to talk his journey to living a life fueled by his passions and creating a career with something that didn’t exist when he started. “Create, experiment, and fail faster” resonate throughout this talk as surefire aways to reach success more quickly. Episode Resources: My-Ignition Website // Twitter // Instagram  //  Medium Subscribe to the show on iTunes Subscribe to the show on Stitcher The post Episode 13: MyIgnition Shares His Journey &…
  • Carpe Diem.

    30 Jun 2015 | 9:00 am
    Today is your day to impact the world in a positive way.   The post Carpe Diem. appeared first on Compete For The Best Life.
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    Simple Capacity

  • The Egg – WARNING! This Story will BLOW YOUR MIND to a Whole New Level!

    22 Jul 2015 | 10:04 am
    Yes. It is true. The story I am about to tell you will be probably one of THE BEST short stories you’ll read in your life. I have no doubt about that. Also, this story will blow your mind to a whole new level, it will ascend your thinking and you will never think of life in the same way again. How I know this? Well.. I’ll let you read it right now and you let me know if I’m wrong, ok? Ok. The Egg You have died. You were on your way home when you died. It was a car accident, nothing particularly remarkable, but fatal nonetheless. You left behind a wife and two children. It was a painless…
  • If This Guy Could Go Back In Time He Would Of Punch Himself In The Face And Here Is Why

    21 Jul 2015 | 10:39 am
    Forty-six old John Jerryson posted on Reddit: Today I F*cked Up This is his real life story recounting how John wasted his life by pursing his comfort over his passions when he was in his 20s. The man’s story is a great reminder of what society sees as the best options in life are typically the most self-destructive. TIFU. More like more whole life really. Hi, I my name’s John. I’ve been lurking for a while, but I’ve finally made an account to post this. I need to get my life off my chest. About me. I’m a 46 year old banker and I have been living my whole life the opposite of how I…
  • “How To Become What You Are” Will Make You Rethink The Whole System Of Society (Mind-Boggling)

    21 Jul 2015 | 2:25 am
    By Robert Anton Wilson If you stroll through a large art museum, you will notice that Van Gogh does not paint the same world as Rembrandt, Picasso does not see things the way Goya did, Georgia O’Keefe doesn’t much resemble Rivera, Salvador Dali looks like nobody but himself, and, in general, no world-class artist became a “classic” by doing what somebody else had already done or even what everybody else in his/her own era did. And in science, the names of Einstein, Dirac, the Curies, Bohr, Heisenberg, Schroedinger, John Bell etc. live on because none of them took…
  • Everyday Access To Nature Improves Quality Of Life In Older Adults, Study Claim

    20 Jul 2015 | 7:08 am
    Natural environments are known to improve quality of life in physical, mental, and spiritual healing. People can attain health benefits by spending time outside, often in remote places to “get away from it all.” Research conducted by a University of Minnesota graduate student with a team in Vancouver, B.C., shows that green and “blue” spaces (environments with running or still water) are especially beneficial for healthy aging in seniors. Published in the journal Health and Place, the study — Therapeutic landscapes and wellbeing in later life: Impacts of blue and green spaces for…
  • 8 Toxic Type Of People You Should Avoid Like a Virus

    20 Jul 2015 | 3:40 am
    If ‘me and you’ think alike, then you are something special. You might have something deep inside that you firmly know is going to make a difference in this world, but you keep your old patters with the same people over and over again. So what’s the problem? The problem is that you are the product of the people you most surround yourself with. It’s nearly impossible to succeed at anything if you don’t circle with the right people. You will find happiness, freedom of thought, and you will attract good things like a magnet. First you need to spot the rattlesnakes.
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    Imperfect Spirituality

  • Why We Feel Self-Conscious

    Polly Campbell
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:31 am
    I was sitting alone in the middle of a restaurant when I realized I had a huge stain the shape of Idaho across the front of my blouse. I felt self-conscious. Like everyone was looking at me and my expansive stain. The negative feelings intensified even as finished up my errands by picking up the dry cleaning (yeah, pretty sure they wanted to pull the shirt off me right there and give it a good wash). But the truth is, probably nobody noticed the stain. In fact, it’s unlikely they even noticed me at all. What is the Spotlight Effect Human beings are like that. So often we feel self-conscious…
  • How to Ease Mental Fatigue

    Polly Campbell
    22 Jul 2015 | 5:01 am
    Too many things to do, places to go, decisions to make can leave us mentally tired and worn out by the end of the day. Even when our calendars are filled with things we enjoy, the cumulative effect of always doing can sap our self control and leave us exhausted. Then we are prone to greater health risks, unhappiness and burnout. But we can keep the burnout at bay But, micro-breaks – little pauses throughout our days – and some other practices can help ease the feeling of overwhelm and stress. Three Ways to Ease Mental Fatigue Simplifying decisions. We are faced with scores of decisions…
  • Managing Mental Fatigue

    Polly Campbell
    20 Jul 2015 | 5:05 am
    It’s happens often. I arrive at the end of the day exhausted. On paper it doesn’t look like I’ve done much. A few loads of laundry, in between sessions of wall ball with my daughter in between phone interviews and blog posts and magazine assignments and copy edits and invoicing, in between cooking dinner and checking in with friends. It’s my summer schedule. And for all the flexibility with how I spend my time, I wind up using it all. There are very few breaks to unwind. At the end of the day, I’m exhausted.  It isn’t the ‘I-feel-like-I’ve-run-a-marathon’ kind of physical…
  • Why it’s Good to Go Alone

    Polly Campbell
    15 Jul 2015 | 5:02 am
    I used to love going to the movies alone. I could see what I wanted, when I wanted. Phone off, no clients calling. Then I started dating a guy who loved movies too. We went to the theater together and he bought the popcorn. I married this guy. Had a kid. Haven’t been to a non-animated film in seven years. And rarely go anywhere by myself anymore. But, once-in-awhile I’ll eat a meal at a restaurant alone or grab a cup of coffee by myself at the café’. I like the people watching and the quiet that allows me to think or zone out. I like choosing where I want to go without needing to…
  • Make Time to Be Alone

    Polly Campbell
    13 Jul 2015 | 5:48 am
    We are about halfway through my daughter’s summer vacation now from school and I’m starting to feel it: the impatience that comes from too much together time. Nobody is doing anything wrong. I’ve enjoyed my time with her going to the library and and hiking through the nature park, making everything from guacamole to forts – but I am not getting enough solitude. I’m not getting any time alone. Now I’m particular about my alone time. It does not count if I’m working – which I do in between the time I spend with my daughter. Quiet time with others – while fabulous is not alone…
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    Emotionally Resilient Living

  • On Making Peace With Uncertainty

    Marquita Herald
    26 Jul 2015 | 3:03 pm
    Fear of uncertainty can stop you in your tracks as sure as any brick wall. It can prevent you from growing, taking risks, and avoiding even the possibility of vulnerability. In other words, it keeps you firmly tucked behind your walls of comfortable knowledge and circumstances. Is there something you are clinging to out of […] The post On Making Peace With Uncertainty appeared first on Emotionally Resilient Living.
  • 5 Surprisingly Creative Ways to Use Checklists

    Marquita Herald
    20 Jul 2015 | 8:55 am
    A good checklist is a powerful thing. It can help us stay focused and organized, reduce stress, achieve goals, delegate and teach, and it can serve as a comforting guide to keep you moving forward in the midst of a crisis. Checklists are everywhere and are more than just a way to keep track of […] The post 5 Surprisingly Creative Ways to Use Checklists appeared first on Emotionally Resilient Living.
  • Learning to Love Your Imperfectly Perfect Self

    Marquita Herald
    14 Jul 2015 | 10:30 am
    I never realized until recently how many people refer to themselves as “Recovering Perfectionists.” And yes, I’ll raise my hand and admit I’ve done it a few times myself. But if you think about it, what does that even mean? The reality is that there’s a fair bit of misunderstanding when it comes to this […] The post Learning to Love Your Imperfectly Perfect Self appeared first on Emotionally Resilient Living.
  • Overcome Energy Sucking Petty Annoyances

    Marquita Herald
    6 Jul 2015 | 1:32 pm
    We all have them … they feel like little burrs that get under our skin, itching and irritating … and draining our energy more than we realize. Individually our petty annoyances look like small, unimportant things compared to the bigger more significant matters in our lives, but what we fail to take into consideration is […] The post Overcome Energy Sucking Petty Annoyances appeared first on Emotionally Resilient Living.
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  • Better Every Day

    Donna K Woolam
    7 Jul 2015 | 8:52 am
    Greetings from recovery land! I’m excited to let you know that I can ALMOST type like a normal person. There’s still a ton of swelling and my wrist just doesn’t enjoy being used very much. I’m confident that by the end of next week, I’ll be back to a mostly normal posting schedule. Thanks again […] The post Better Every Day appeared first on Donna Woolam.
  • Happy News!

    Donna K Woolam
    28 Jun 2015 | 2:01 pm
    I’ve learned that Wednesday, July 1 will be my Independence Day. The cast will come off. The pins will come out. Please pray with me that I’ll be able to quickly return to my schedule of writing, speaking and posting. I haven’t been idle in my heart and mind. Many things will be showing up […] The post Happy News! appeared first on Donna Woolam.
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  • Secrets From The Alchemist: 10 Easy Ways To Nourish Your Spirit

    Christy Harvey
    24 Jul 2015 | 11:55 am
    Sharing My Own Self-Care Tips Ahhh, one of my favorite things just happened. I’ve been inspired once again by my readers. I outed myself on Inviting Aphrodite about some challenging events and was invited to share what I’m doing for my own self-care while I’m getting through. My first thought was to start laughing hysterically, because I always feel like there is MORE I can be doing in order to dance my talk, so to speak.  But I settled down and started thinking about the details, realizing there is quite a lot I do to invite the self-love energy of Aphrodite during…
  • Inviting Aphrodite: How to Expand Your Inner Goddess Now (Part Three)

    Christy Harvey
    22 Jul 2015 | 9:55 am
    Have you given yourself the pleasure? If not, the time is now. Give yourself the gift of my top 15 tips for bringing alchemy into your life by finding and wooing your inner Goddess so you can thrive! Here are the final 5 tips (for now – you know there’s always more) to enhance your relationship with your inner Goddess and allow you to shine.  Catch parts one and two, then soak up some of more tips and quotes to bring out your natural glow! WARNING: These steps are challenging, but HIGHLY effective. IF you do these, I can absolutely guarantee results in your life. 11. Include…
  • Inviting Aphrodite: How To Easily Woo Your Inner Goddess (Part Two)

    Christy Harvey
    17 Jul 2015 | 5:50 pm
    Ready for more yumminess? There is an art and a science to inviting Aphrodite into our lives, and I am excited to share  these incredibly effective ways to connect with and embrace your Inner Goddess so your brilliant light can shine. These jewels are based on Kisses from your True Self – simple practices designed to inspire a deeper relationship with the wisest part of you. The best part is that each kiss is GUARANTEED to take 3 minutes or less – although you have total freedom to enjoy the goodness as long as you like. Here is Part Two of Inviting Aphrodite – 15 Ways to…
  • Essential Daily Alchemy Is Here For The First Time

    Christy Harvey
    11 Jul 2015 | 8:59 pm
    Announcing Essential Daily Alchemy to help your life feel better fast! Imagine being energetically held, cared for & supported every day, and the difference this can make now.  Are you frustrated that you don’t have someone who truly believes in you and your ability to create a life you love? Are you tired of not having the support you need to move beyond surviving into thriving? I am an alchemist at heart, and I have a solution that came two weeks ago because of a client very much like you. She wrote me, as so many have over the years, with a crucial request: “Please…
  • Inviting Aphrodite: 15 Ways to Absolutely Thrive Now (Part One)

    Christy Harvey
    10 Jul 2015 | 2:35 pm
    Finding Your Inner Goddess Ask any woman whether she’s happy with what she looks like or if she’s completely happy with her life and you’ll likely get a resounding “no.” Ask that same woman, “When was the last time you did something really nice for yourself?” and you’ll likely get silence. After a few moments, she might come back with, “Well there was that day a few months ago when I had the flu and I slept in until 6:00 am.” Sound familiar? It’s sad, really. Why can’t we as women take a day off or do something nice for ourselves? Mary E. Pritchard, PhD of Awakening…
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    The Dream Catcher

  • How to Be Successful if Others Consider You to Be Mediocre

    23 Jul 2015 | 10:00 pm
    What do Albert Einstein, Michael Jordan, Steven Spielberg and JK Rowling all have in common (besides being pioneers in their fields)? They were all once considered average or below average by their peers. Before they were successful, several people in positions of authority such as teachers, coaches and publishing agents rejected them and told them that they wouldn’t amount to anything. Despite the discouragement that they received from these so-called experts, they all persisted in their efforts. They did not allow other people’s opinions about their capabilities to dissuade them from…
  • Why Expressing Your Creativity is Critical to Your Happiness

    16 Jul 2015 | 10:00 pm
    “I love to write songs. It´s one of my favorite things to do. It´s very spiritual. It´s a connection. I´m just a source through which it comes. I´m inspired by a lot of things but it´s done in the heavens. I listen to the music and I just create from there.” – Michael Jackson While growing up, many of us were made to believe that creative expression was limited to activities such as painting, writing, singing, designing, etc. Fortunately, this was not the case for me. I attended a school where we were taught that creativity was not just about making art but a whole…
  • The Pessimist’s Guide to Feeling Inspired

    9 Jul 2015 | 10:00 pm
    “The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill Nothing defines the trajectory of a person’s life as much as their general perspective on things. Every choice that we make and every opportunity that we seize (and don’t seize) is based on the lens through which we view the world. In fact, our minds are programmed to seek only those things that match our beliefs. Based on numerous studies done by neuroscientists, the brain has an internal “scanning device”, known as the Reticular…
  • How to Make a Difference When You Have No Time or Resources

    2 Jul 2015 | 8:53 pm
    “In this life, we cannot always do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” – Mother Teresa It was a sunny day at my neighborhood park where I was busy setting up a spot for an afternoon picnic with my friends. While waiting for them to arrive, I opened a bottle of lemonade to refresh myself. After I finished my drink, I couldn’t find any trash bins nearby, so I kept the bottle aside to dispose of later.  After a few moments, a little girl came up to me and said, “Excuse me, are you going to use that?” I smiled and said “No, I’m not.” “May I please have…
  • 5 Signs That Quitting Might be the Best Strategy

    25 Jun 2015 | 8:57 pm
    “Winners never quit and quitters never win.” For most of my life, this has been my guiding mantra. Like a knight in a medieval battle, I charged ahead in all my endeavors while wearing my armor of determination and unbounded optimism. This attitude has certainly served me in many ways. It helped me accomplish great feats in specific areas of my life. I would not have got the healthy and fit body that I’ve always wanted or graduate from a challenging masters program or meet some of my biggest idols without being resilient. Yet this “never quit” philosophy was a real double-edged…
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    In Wealth & Health

  • Vegetarian Lettuce Wraps with Honey Garlic Glaze

    Jessa Nowak
    22 Jul 2015 | 11:07 pm
    Vegetarian Lettuce Wraps   Meatless Monday is a godsend, especially after a weekend full of heavier foods. These Asian inspired vegetarian lettuce wraps provide the right amount of carbs to fill you up while remaining super light and tasty. Take a look, you’ll want to be sure to add this one to your recipe box.     Balance Makes Perfect The balance in this dish is what makes it superb. Opposing flavors jive together creating a sweet and savory taste with warm and cool mouth-feel sensations. The tempeh and garbanzo beans provide a meat-like substance without having to…
  • Frozen Snickers Chocolate Bars

    Jessa Nowak
    5 Jul 2015 | 10:11 pm
    Every once in a while, it’s fun to make a sinful dessert. I reserve the right to create delectable treats for special occasions. This past Father’s day, I decided it was time to do something a little different. And so the Frozen Snickers Chocolate Bar recipe was created.  Remember, a healthy, sustainable lifestyle can include any food. ENJOY! Inspiration for these sweet and salty bars came from the recipe developed by Imperial Powdered Sugar found here.    A Great Dessert Varies Texture & Flavor A truly satisfying dessert must have the perfect balance…
  • Prenatal DHA: It’s Just as Important as Your Prenatal Vitamin

    Jessa Nowak
    25 Jun 2015 | 11:46 pm
    This article provides the opportunity to win Nordic Natural’s Prenatal DHA! (Scroll to the bottom for details.) What Every Mom Needs to Know About DHA One of the most important reasons to take a multivitamin early in pregnancy is to ensure adequate intake of folic acid. In 1996, the FDA felt it was so important, that they stepped in and required most grains to be fortified with the vitamin (among others). Now, most breakfast cereals contain the full amount of folate needed in a single serving. (1) Not to undermine the importance of the prenatal vitamin (as it is…
  • How to Cook Chicken Breast Better Than The Rest: A Step By Step Image Tutorial

    Jessa Nowak
    19 Jun 2015 | 9:28 pm
    The Best Way to Cook Chicken Breast There is beauty in simplicity. A perfectly cooked chicken breast can top a good salad and make it great. It can stand alone on the plate, leaving you wanting more. Used as the base of another recipe, better chicken means a better dish. Cooking perfect chicken may seem easy but it’s deceivingly difficult…if you aren’t using the right method.  Chicken breast that is perfectly cooked has a beautiful brown crust, is seasoned perfectly, and has a juicy, tender middle. Can you say all that about your chicken? If not, you may wish to…
  • Creamy Cucumber Onion Salad

    Jessa Nowak
    14 Jun 2015 | 10:53 pm
    This cucumber onion salad brings back many memories of eating at Nana and Papa’s house. With a little alteration, Nana’s classic recipe now has 1/3 of the calories. Make a tradition in your house with this super simple, yet entirely satisfying salad. And you can enjoy it for just 150 calories.   Only having 4 main ingredients, this salad can be whipped up in no time at all. It’s great for weeknights that call for a quick meal, yet scrumptious enough to serve at a party. Thinly sliced cucumbers and white onions play the main roles in this re-done classic. The post Creamy…
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    Keeping it real - Boss Moves

  • Millionaire mindset: Finding success through a different perspective

    Carlton Francis
    14 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    “Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success” — Swami Vivekananda  Understanding a fix and growth mindset can be a key foundation for making any change in your journey to a successful mindset. So let us start with a fixed mindset. The type of people who fall within this category are people who believe that rely on their knowledge that they already have or talents to create success…
  • Jobs vs. Careers: Knowing the Difference

    Carlton Francis
    9 Jul 2015 | 9:28 pm
    “Success is not destination but the road that you’re on. Being successful means that you’re working hard and walking your walk every day. You can only live your dream by working hard towards it. That’s living your dream” — Marlon Wayans In this developing world it is funny how society has a way of repeating its self. It is crazy to think that ever since the beginning of civilization the roll of jobs have been a vital part in a person’s life. The core aspect of working a job was simply to sustain life in the community that they were a part of. By everyone playing their…
  • Mastering Communication Play By Play

    Carlton Francis
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:30 am
    Opportunities arise day in and day out, that effective communicators take advantage of. Welcome to a new week of greatness that lies ahead of us. Today we are going to be talking about the power of communication. Many times we strive to be really successful, however, we lack communication skill that withholds us from achieving it. Communication is a key foundation that all successful people must master and apply to getting anywhere you want in life. Here we are going to dive into three sectors of communication that we might encounter every day.Due to the status of being in our society, work…
  • Why Building An Empire Will Change Your Life

    Carlton Francis
    25 Jun 2015 | 8:00 am
    Today I want to take the time to talk about building an Empire and yes I said empire! What is the empire you may ask well the empire is a group who are more than just your friends they are the people who are seen as family. I like to call them the crew. You meet people in different places or situations in life and begin forming relationships. Friends are a very basic level of people in your life, but can you really put your trust in them to have your interest as you hold your own? In life you need people who are more than just considered friends. You need people who can be family, who you can…
  • What The Experts Are Saying About Success

    Carlton Francis
    22 Jun 2015 | 8:00 am
    Welcome! Today I want to challenge you to really think about grinding. Grinding is the ability to outwork everyone to accomplish goals or task that are set by yourself or others. How do I know if I am working towards my goals? Are the goals that I set going to get me what I want to accomplish? According to, only 8 percent of people achieve their new year’s resolutions, something to keep in mind while reading this. Now if you associate with the 8 percent please tell use the secret to your success. But for us that lie in the 92 percentile, what is the reason? I was always told a…
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    The Real Genius

  • Words To Live By – July 2015

    28 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
      What are your favorite quotes? Let me know in the comments and maybe I’ll include them next month!  
  • How To Make Your Dreams a Reality

    21 Jul 2015 | 10:29 am
    Have you ever had a dream? Found yourself wishing for something more? Maybe you wanted a fulfilling job, to really make a difference in the world or maybe you just wanted a lot of money. Whatever the reason, most of us have dreams like this. Wishing seems to be in our nature; we want to be smarter, faster and more successful people. We want it all. But oddly enough, despite having all these hopes and dreams very few of us actually get what we want. We’ll wish, hope and maybe even pray before sitting down and waiting for something to happen. Hoping has got to do something, right? Maybe if…
  • How Your Words Can Make a Difference

    13 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    Intelligence is fundamental to human growth and survival. The ability to transform information from our senses into useful knowledge has helped us develop and thrive as the most dominant species on the planet. While most other species live entirely off pre-determined responses or instincts, as humans we are able to use rational thinking to solve problems challenging our ability to survive. When faced with a food shortage, instead of being forced to move or starve we are able to dig deeper into the problem. Maybe we find that we were hunting one animal too much and it threw off the ecosystem…
  • Metacognition – The Key to Faster Learning

    6 Jul 2015 | 10:40 am
    I’m sure you’ve all had that one person in your life that could never be wrong about ANYTHING. Whether it’s sports statistics, the latest news article or what toppings belong on a hot dog; they’re confident their opinion is right and they make sure you know as well. They spout off about this and that as their explanation why hot dogs should only have ketchup – usually stuff that has no bearing on the topic. You’ll nod and slowly creep away to put relish and onions on your hot dog when he’s not looking (because you actually know how to live) and try to forget all about it.
  • The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat

    3 Jul 2015 | 10:49 am
    If you like poetically crafted investigations of the human mind, you should read this book.   Photo by Maria Popova Oliver Sacks; a physician, best-selling author and professor of neurology at the NYU School of Medicine was called “The poet laureate of medicine” by the New York Times for his unparalleled ability to take ordinary medical cases and weave them into something beautiful. But not only is his writing enjoyable for its style and imagination, it is also contains some of the most enlightening neurological insights I have ever read. Sacks has a special way of…
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  • ذرا سا مسکرائیں ، منفی لوگوں کو دور بھگائیں

    28 Jul 2015 | 2:51 am
    ہم انسان باقی مخلوق سے اس لئے بھی مختلف ہیں کہ ہم سوچتے ہیں اور خواب  دیکھتے ہیں،   ان میں سے وہ انسان…
  • الله پہ مان ، کرے زندگی آسان

    22 Jul 2015 | 1:30 am
      بعض دفعہ ہمیں لگتا جیسے ہم جہاں جس ماحول میں جن لوگوں کے اردگرد رہتے ہیں ہمیشہ ایسے ہی  رہیں گے. جو لوگ…

    21 Jul 2015 | 11:10 pm
    The beauty of this life is that we face problems, hurdles and then feel happiness after get resolved. Without sorrow and difficulties the purpose of the life is really useless. When we prepare our mind that on the way of success we have to face troubles and so believe me we can face every hurdle bravely. As human being we like to share our problems with others and in response we require full attention. The persons who listen and advice positively are really beneficial people.  When someone share his problem with us then we feel good about his trust on us. The decent person always listens…

    10 Jul 2015 | 12:22 am
    We have to face many fears in life and It may feel from an individual, situation, condition, darkness, loneliness etc.…. But the most important fear that should be overcome to find success is fear of change. If you analysis, then you will find the CHANGE is really uncomfortable for us in every situation. We want and like to remain same as we are and if we go then we just consider it as externally change. In real the change belongs to our inner emotions and spirits. First the change takes place internally and then result comes out externally. Along the road of success this change is the…

    8 Jul 2015 | 11:45 pm
    We all have wishes, aims and passion with the courage of do something. We see dreams and want to achieve that right away. There are many people around us who have more then what we have or what we want. Many rich people live with us in our families, neighbors and in social circle. You feel many times that all people possess the same features from nail to toe, but some are rich and some are poor. Everyone want to be a rich but his resources don’t allowed him ti do that. We imagine that else, someone gives us some part of wealth or some share in the business, but in reality It never…
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