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  • How to Deal with Your Family’s Bad Habits

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    26 Aug 2015 | 1:30 pm
    By Leo Babauta Have you created healthy habits for you, but haven’t gotten your kids or spouse on board? You’re not alone — lots of people get frustrated when their loved ones don’t want to create healthy habits. I’ve had a bunch of people write to me about this, including one person who wrote about his sons, who are 10 and 12: “They have bad habits with unhealthy food, computer time, and fighting. And I have a very hard time trying to make a change for them. I do not live with their mother, who is a very good mother, but she so have some bad habits with food.
  • Focus On What’s In The Glass

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    Hank Wasiak
    31 Aug 2015 | 12:12 am
    Is the glass half full or half empty? I am 66 years old and have been blessed to have a good life, a wonderful family and a pretty successful career. At age 60 I discovered Asset-Based Thinking and since then I have found more meaning in work, determination, personal fulfillment, confidence and humility than I could ever have imagined. As I contemplated what’s ahead, I found it rewarding to look back through the lens of Asset-Based Thinking (ABT) and imagine the upside of the future. What ABT has shown me is that the glass is neither half full nor half empty – it’s both! So…
  • Live the Life of Your Dreams

    Daily Inspiration - Daily Quotes
    31 Aug 2015 | 9:08 pm
    There is no passion to be found playing small -in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.- Nelson MandelaThe biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.- Oprah WinfreyFace your fears and doubts, and new worlds will open to you.- Robert Kiyosaki A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are for.- John A. SheddFurther reading: A Life Without FearMy thoughts on "safety" versus living full-out Life is an AdventureThe Jump is So Frightening - Mary Anne Radmacher  Copyright © by Jonathan Lockwood Huie. First published on…
  • Beyond Your Comfort Zone

    Daily Inspiration - Daily Quotes
    30 Aug 2015 | 9:08 pm
    Move out of your comfort zone. You can onlygrow if you are willing to feel awkward anduncomfortable when you try something new.- Brian TracyTo the degree we're not living our dreams,our comfort zone has more control of us than we have over ourselves.- Peter McWilliams  Unless you try to do somethingbeyond what you have already mastered,you will never grow.- Ralph Waldo EmersonA dream is your creative vision for your life in the future.You must break out of your current comfort zone andbecome comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown.- Denis WaitleyIf you put yourself in a position…
  • Agree, Disagree? September is the Other January. Time for a New Start.

    Gretchen Rubin
    gretchen@gretchenrubin.com (Gretchen Rubin)
    30 Aug 2015 | 12:03 pm
    Even though I haven’t been in school for a long time, for me, September  marks the beginning of a new year.  Orange is the new black, breakfast is the new lunch, Monday is the new Thursday, pork is the other white meat, and September is the other January. (And yes, it’s still September, even though most schools start in August nowadays — and of course, this is true only in certain parts of the world.) January is the official start of the new year, and I always get a burst of renewed zeal at that time, but here in the United States, for me, September also gives the same feeling of…
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  • How to Deal with Your Family’s Bad Habits

    zenhabits
    26 Aug 2015 | 1:30 pm
    By Leo Babauta Have you created healthy habits for you, but haven’t gotten your kids or spouse on board? You’re not alone — lots of people get frustrated when their loved ones don’t want to create healthy habits. I’ve had a bunch of people write to me about this, including one person who wrote about his sons, who are 10 and 12: “They have bad habits with unhealthy food, computer time, and fighting. And I have a very hard time trying to make a change for them. I do not live with their mother, who is a very good mother, but she so have some bad habits with food.
  • The Simple Health Plan

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    21 Aug 2015 | 3:08 pm
    By Leo Babauta There are a lot of complicated diet and exercise plans out there, a lot of workouts that are the latest craze, a lot of fad diets and detox juicing and more. If it’s the newest craze, I recommend skipping it. Instead, let’s get down to the simple fundamentals: it’s not that complicated to get healthy. In fact, I’ve boiled it down to two strategies. Here’s my simple plan: 1. Eat a crapton of vegetables. 2. Do something active and fun every day. No, you don’t have to eat only vegetables — but you should make them the foundation of your diet,…
  • How My Mom Makes Everyone Around Her Better

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    19 Aug 2015 | 6:30 am
    By Leo Babauta My mom just left our house after visiting for a week, and once again, our lives were changed. She visits us about twice a year, and every time she does, she leaves us with a new hobby, a new passion, a better version of ourselves. My mom (Shannon Murphy) makes everyone around her better, and yet most people whose lives she changes don’t even realize it. So what’s her secret? I honestly wish I knew her special recipe, but I’m going to do my best to share what I know with all of you. It’s amazing, honestly. Some examples of ways she’s made people…
  • Too Much to Do, Not Enough Time

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    14 Aug 2015 | 8:27 am
    By Leo Babauta One of the biggest frustrations many of us feel is having too much to do, and not feeling like we have enough time to do it. We are overwhelmed. Of course, having “not enough time” is just a feeling — we all have the same amount of time, but we often fill up the container of our days with too much stuff. The problem is having too much stuff to fit into a small container (24 hours). If we look at task management and time management as simply a container organization problem, it becomes simpler. How do we fit all of the stuff we have to do into our small container?
  • Level Up to Lose Weight

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    11 Aug 2015 | 1:54 pm
    By Leo Babauta I know a lot of people who want to lose weight but are stuck, like I was in 2005. They want to get healthy and fit, but can’t seem to stick to a diet or exercise plan. They start, and then fail, and then feel bad about it. This was where I was 10 years ago, and I’m happy to tell you that it’s possible to change. The secret lies in leveling up. Like a video game, the way to changing your health habits is by starting out at the first level, and only going to the next level after you’ve beaten the one before that. The problem is that most people start at…
 
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    Gretchen Rubin

  • Agree, Disagree? September is the Other January. Time for a New Start.

    gretchen@gretchenrubin.com (Gretchen Rubin)
    30 Aug 2015 | 12:03 pm
    Even though I haven’t been in school for a long time, for me, September  marks the beginning of a new year.  Orange is the new black, breakfast is the new lunch, Monday is the new Thursday, pork is the other white meat, and September is the other January. (And yes, it’s still September, even though most schools start in August nowadays — and of course, this is true only in certain parts of the world.) January is the official start of the new year, and I always get a burst of renewed zeal at that time, but here in the United States, for me, September also gives the same feeling of…
  • Do You Do Your Best Thinking in the Bathtub?

    gretchen@gretchenrubin.com (Gretchen Rubin)
    27 Aug 2015 | 11:56 am
    Interview: Elisabeth Egan. I got to know Liz Egan because so many people told me, “You’ve got to meet Liz Egan! ” We knew so many people in common that finally we just had lunch — which was a ton of fun.  She’s the books editor at Glamour and has written for numerous publications, and we have writerly friends in common. Now she’s also a novelist.  A Window Opens is funny and perceptive novel about a woman who makes a big career change and has to manage that — as well as her family.  Think Where’d You Go, Bernadette and Bridget Jones’s…
  • Podcast 27: Choose the Bigger Life, Identify Your “Tell”–and I Reveal Whether I’ll Get a Dog.

    gretchen@gretchenrubin.com (Gretchen Rubin)
    26 Aug 2015 | 1:16 pm
    It’s time for the next installment of  “Happier with Gretchen Rubin” I’m just back from vacation, this minute! But before I unpack, I want to post about the latest episode. Update: In episode 24, Elizabeth talked about her beloved “Blankey,” her childhood blanket that she still sleeps with every night. We loved hearing about other people’s childhood “comfort objects” (such a bad phrase for such precious items). The books I mention are Rebecca Caudill’s The Best-Loved Doll and Dare Wright’s Make Me Real and The Lonely Doll. Oh, how I love the…
  • Podcast 26: Pick a One-Word Theme for the Year, Take the First Step–and Paper or Digital Calendar?

    gretchen@gretchenrubin.com (Gretchen Rubin)
    19 Aug 2015 | 12:57 pm
    It’s time for the next installment of  “Happier with Gretchen Rubin” I’m actually on vacation, but am making a brief appearance to post about this episode. Update: Elizabeth records live from her treadmill desk Which we’ve discussed many times, including in the very first episode. Can you hear it whirring softly in the background? In episode 24, I asked people to weigh in about a huge, life-changing decision I have to make: Should my family get a dog? We heard from so many people — it has been fascinating, and so helpful. You can listen to what people had to say in a…
  • Happiness Is…Taking a Vacation.

    gretchen@gretchenrubin.com (Gretchen Rubin)
    16 Aug 2015 | 12:17 pm
    Farewell — I’m off on a family vacation. It’s time for an “island of leisure,” as William Edward Hartpole Lecky put it: “Pleasure is a jewel which will only retain its luster when it is in a setting of work, and a vacant life is one of the worst of pains, though the islands of leisure that stud a crowded, well-occupied life may be among the things to which we look back with the greatest delight.” “But Gretchen,” you may be thinking, “how can I possibly get along without your daily musings about good habits and happiness?” Ah, all you need to do is to pick up a…
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  • Live the Life of Your Dreams

    31 Aug 2015 | 9:08 pm
    There is no passion to be found playing small -in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.- Nelson MandelaThe biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.- Oprah WinfreyFace your fears and doubts, and new worlds will open to you.- Robert Kiyosaki A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are for.- John A. SheddFurther reading: A Life Without FearMy thoughts on "safety" versus living full-out Life is an AdventureThe Jump is So Frightening - Mary Anne Radmacher  Copyright © by Jonathan Lockwood Huie. First published on…
  • Beyond Your Comfort Zone

    30 Aug 2015 | 9:08 pm
    Move out of your comfort zone. You can onlygrow if you are willing to feel awkward anduncomfortable when you try something new.- Brian TracyTo the degree we're not living our dreams,our comfort zone has more control of us than we have over ourselves.- Peter McWilliams  Unless you try to do somethingbeyond what you have already mastered,you will never grow.- Ralph Waldo EmersonA dream is your creative vision for your life in the future.You must break out of your current comfort zone andbecome comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown.- Denis WaitleyIf you put yourself in a position…
  • Fear of Difference

    29 Aug 2015 | 9:08 pm
    Fear of difference is fear of life itself.- M. P. FollettWe may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin,but we all belong to one human race.- Kofi AnnanOur loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe, our class, and our nation;and this means we must develop a world perspective.- Martin Luther King, Jr.It is not our differences that divide us.It is our inability to recognize, accept,and celebrate those differences.- Audre Lorde Try a new perspective on diversity.Across the country and around the world,we are all one.- Jonathan Lockwood HuieFurther reading: Spirit…
  • Be Open - Welcome the New

    28 Aug 2015 | 9:08 pm
    Minds are like parachutes.They only function when they are open.- James DewarMan's mind, once stretched by a new idea,never regains its original dimensions.- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. Only when we realize that there is no eternal,unchanging truth or absolute truth, can we arouse inourselves a sense of intellectual responsibility.- Hu ShihContinuity gives us roots; change gives us branches,letting us stretch and grow and reach new heights.- Pauline R. KezerToday's affirmation:I approach life with an Open Mind,Clean Hands, and a Loving Heart.- Jonathan Lockwood HuieFurther reading: Perspective…
  • A Choice for Joy

    27 Aug 2015 | 9:08 pm
    Joy is a choice - but it isn't an easy choice.It is nearly a certainty that someof your expectations will not be met today.Choose Joy Anyway.- Jonathan Lockwood Huie Joy is what happens to uswhen we allow ourselvesto recognize how good things really are.- Marianne WilliamsonLife is made up of small pleasures.Happiness is made up of those tiny successes.The big ones come too infrequently.And if you don't collect all these tiny successes,the big ones don't really mean anything.- Norman Lear Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others,you should put a good deal of thoughtinto the…
 
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  • 12 Principles to Rock Your Life

    Maria Akopyan
    1 Sep 2015 | 12:12 am
    1) What matters in life is finding and maintaining a connection with the most brilliant version of yourself—beyond your physical body and who you know yourself to be. Developing a strong connection with the divine is essential for trusting your own knowing and following your intuition, which will always show you the right path. 2) The question of whether you are worthy is irrelevant because your worth is already established simply by your presence here on earth. When you stop taking things personally and allow your bright light to shine, you cannot help but become magnetic to the right…
  • Beam love to the unkind for they need it the most.

    Inspire Me Today
    1 Sep 2015 | 12:00 am
    This post was originally published on InspireMeToday.com. Leave a comment or share this post by visiting Beam love to the unkind for they need it the most..
  • Focus On What’s In The Glass

    Hank Wasiak
    31 Aug 2015 | 12:12 am
    Is the glass half full or half empty? I am 66 years old and have been blessed to have a good life, a wonderful family and a pretty successful career. At age 60 I discovered Asset-Based Thinking and since then I have found more meaning in work, determination, personal fulfillment, confidence and humility than I could ever have imagined. As I contemplated what’s ahead, I found it rewarding to look back through the lens of Asset-Based Thinking (ABT) and imagine the upside of the future. What ABT has shown me is that the glass is neither half full nor half empty – it’s both! So…
  • When a lamp gets unplugged, its light goes out. But the electricity that can fuel it is still there waiting for the lamp to be plugged back in. Inner Peace can absolutely be your experience in the midst of struggle, pain, fear and sadness – the darkness of your life does not affect your access to your inner Light.

    Valerie Sheppard
    31 Aug 2015 | 12:10 am
    This post was originally published on InspireMeToday.com. Leave a comment or share this post by visiting When a lamp gets unplugged, its light goes out. But the electricity that can fuel it is still there waiting for the lamp to be plugged back in. Inner Peace can absolutely be your experience in the midst of struggle, pain, fear and sadness – the darkness of your life does not affect your access to your inner Light..
  • The 3 Great Money Myths & Your Journey To Wealth

    Gail Lynne Goodwin
    31 Aug 2015 | 12:08 am
    When was the last time you felt stressed about money? If you’re like most of us, your answer is probably…today. In fact, a recent poll by the American Psychology Association found that money issues are the #1 source of stress for most Americans. That’s why we’re excited to announce that bestselling author Lynne Twist and renowned wealth coach Tammy White are offering a brand-new free training event to teach you how to overcome your barriers to wealth and create the financial freedom you long for: The 3 Great Money Myths & Your Journey To Wealth: An Online Training To Help…
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    Think Simple Now

  • 4 Ways to Feel More Loved

    Kayla Albert
    17 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    Every school day, mere seconds after the lunch bell would ring, my peers and I would pile into long tables in the cafeteria and eagerly examine the contents of our lunch boxes. Aside from the much anticipated fifteen minutes of recess that would follow, most saw it as the most exciting part of the day. Not for me. I already knew what was in my bag, seeing as how I was the one who packed it. And, starting from the young age of six, my main goal in packing my lunch had more to do with speed then creating a culinary masterpiece. My mom wouldn’t spend an extra five minutes cutting off the…
  • 3 Ways to Build Your Confidence

    Guest of TSN
    13 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    Confidence isn’t something you’re born with. And confidence isn’t something only a small portion of society is blessed with. Nobody is blessed or born with self-confidence. I’m no exception. I had to earn my self-confidence the way I have to earn respect. And that fact hasn’t changed. Confidence building is an ongoing task we all have to pursue in all areas of our lives. It’s easy to look at people like Beyoncé, or whoever you believe radiates confidence, only to feel insecure and inadequate in comparison. Beyoncé (as well as everybody else) had to build…
  • 3 Life Lessons Learned from Being My Own Boss

    Rebecca A. Watson
    10 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    A few years ago I was walking to the car, about to jump in the passenger’s side so my husband could drop me off at my job on his way to work. Suddenly my stomach was in knots; my esophagus felt like it was on fire. This had been happening regularly for a few months, but we’d just gotten back from two weeks of blissful vacation, road tripping up the Pacific Northwest coastline. I had sort of forgotten this misery … until I returned to my job. The cause and effect were so clear to me at that moment. How could I continue working somewhere that caused me physical pain? It was at that moment…
  • 7 Ways to Support Sensitive Souls

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    6 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    Not everyone is familiar with the term Highly Sensitive Persons (HSPs), but chances are you probably know someone who fits the definition. To generalize, we can say that HSPs experience life on a larger spectrum than the average person — both highs and lows. This is neither inherently good nor disadvantageous — it all depends on how well an HSP manages his or her sensitivity. As an HSP myself, I can say one of the greatest challenges is handling big emotions. And if you’re in a relationship with an HSP, it can also provide a challenge for you! Ultimately, everyone must own their…
  • 5 Tips to Communicate Better

    Kayla Albert
    3 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    After muscling through a variety of work-related changes, I began to grow frustrated with the upheaval and lack of respect that I perceived I was getting from my coworkers. I felt as if I possessed the skills required to do the job I was hired to do, but my ideas weren’t receiving the attention they deserved and often times, my presence went completely unnoticed. The experience pushed me to grow a thick skin, a kind of “I don’t care what you think” attitude. And I was ready to battle anyone that attempted to question my competence or step on my toes. So when a new team member asked to…
 
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  • 90 Powerful Ways to Become a Highly Successful Leader

    lollydaskal
    25 Aug 2015 | 5:28 am
    If you’re starting a new position or role, or your leadership just needs a refresher use these 90 powerful tips over the first three months to get your leadership on track. It’s a tough statistic: 40 percent of leaders going into a new roles fail in their first 18 months. An estimated one-third of outside senior hires fail. In any position, your effectiveness and trajectory are powerfully affected by choices you make – so how can you best make them count? By having your very own playbook for success like this one:  1.   Get A Head Start. Build relationships before you begin your…
  • Blame Is What Is Tearing You Down

    lollydaskal
    4 Aug 2015 | 3:59 am
    She had just finished giving her presentation, which she had been preparing for weeks. She could feel all the eyes in the room on her. She knew she had failed and she felt miserable. She dragged herself to her seat and slumped down in the chair. She didn’t dare look up for fear of even more embarrassment. She felt depressed, disappointed, and most of all dejected. It would take her weeks to recover from her presumed failure. Everyone goes through times when they feel they have not been at their best, when they could have been better, when they should have done more. But when our response to…
  • Stand In Your Discomfort With Comfort

    lollydaskal
    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

    lollydaskal
    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

    lollydaskal
    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…
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    Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog

  • Would You Sleep With a Married Person?

    Steve Pavlina
    25 Aug 2015 | 5:59 pm
    The title assumes of course that the married person isn’t married to you. In light of the recent Ashley Madison revelations, apparently millions of people in North America would have to answer yes to this question. This is a multi-layered question. Let’s peel off some of those layers and look at them individually, so you can better understand this choice. Basic Openness The first layer is: Do you believe there’s anything inherently wrong about being intimate with someone who’s already in a relationship? Is it necessary for a potential intimate partner of yours to…
  • 8 Shortcuts to Desire and Motivation

    Steve Pavlina
    14 Aug 2015 | 6:26 pm
    Many people ask me how to develop a better connection to their desires, passions, and major life interests. I know that a lot of people feel bored, checked out, and unclear about what goals to pursue. Let me share some of my favorite shortcuts to help you figure out what drives you. 1. Embrace the New My #1 recommendation is to embrace the new. Do anything and everything if it’s new to you. The benefit is that you’ll give your brain a lot of experiences to compare and contrast. This will help you evolve your tastes and refine your experiential palate. I love new experiences and…
  • Being an Achiever

    Steve Pavlina
    6 Aug 2015 | 2:05 pm
    You become an achiever by achieving your goals. If you achieve your goals, you’re an achiever. If you don’t achieve your goals, you’re not an achiever. This is a simple, binary way to think about achievement. To achieve means to reach, attain, or accomplish. What you choose to reach, attain, or accomplish is up to you. The difference between an achiever and a non-achiever is largely a matter of attention. Non-achievers give their goals little attention, if they bother to set goals at all. Achievers give their goals sufficient attention so as to reach, attain, or accomplish…
  • One Year Without Social Media

    Steve Pavlina
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:25 pm
    In July 2014 I decided to quit social media, including deleting my Twitter and Facebook accounts. Now that more than a year has passed, I’ll share an update about the past year of being free of social media. At the time it was mildly difficult to make the decision to quit, but that was only because frequent engagement with social media for so many years had caused it to build up a greater presence in my mind than it deserved. It felt like I’d be giving up something of value that I might miss. Truthfully, however, I don’t miss it, not even a little. Logically I…
  • Prisoners

    Steve Pavlina
    9 Jun 2015 | 11:24 am
    Last night a secure prison transport vehicle crashed near Xenia, Ohio. At last report half of the prisoners were killed in the accident. And there were a lot of injuries. But many of the survivors were able to escape the damaged vehicle and ran off on foot in different directions. Most of the escapees have since been recaptured, but many are still at large. Law enforcement officers are continuing the search, but they don’t realistically expect to be able to recapture everyone who escaped. One local official admitted, “We’ll try as hard as we can, but we probably…
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    The Chief Happiness Officer Blog

  • I am “completely stunned” by the Woohoo Partner program

    Alexander
    24 Aug 2015 | 11:17 am
    Just got an email from our new Woohoo Partner in Canada, Danielle, who wrote that: “I have been immersed in the Woohoo Partner Curriculum. It’s fantastic!! I am completely stunned by the quantity and quality of material you’ve prepared.” Thanks, Danielle :) If you might like to partner with us, read more here.
  • New research: Overwork kills productivity AND employees

    Alexander
    24 Aug 2015 | 12:28 am
    Yikes – overwork can kill you: … those working a 55-hour week face 33% increased risk of stroke than those working a 35- to 40-hour week. And to make matters worse, all those extra hours don’t even mean you get more work done: [Overwork] … doesn’t seem to result in more output. So overwork is killing employees while not improving business results. Can we stop it already? It’s a topic I’ve talked about a lot on this blog.
  • Leading with happiness

    Alexander
    21 Aug 2015 | 1:25 am
    I believe we’re seeing a new kind of leadership emerging. It’s been a truism that leadership is about maximizing business results, whatever it takes. As the economist Milton Friedman depressingly put it: The business of business is business. He argued that a CEO who spent resources on anything that did not enhance shareholder value was failing his duties and could be fired or sued. This kind of thinking is still incredibly prevalent in the business world and it leads to attitudes and actions that are incredibly damaging. This is the kind of thinking that lets a corporation:…
  • I don’t know of a single nurse who isn’t afraid of being fired.

    Alexander
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:09 am
    Here is a really scary email I got from a nurse in a US hospital. She was kind enough to give me permission to reprint the email here and you can see my reply below. I would love to hear your ideas on the healthcare industry.  As you may know, hospitals reimbursement for Medicare are in part determined by patient satisfaction.  Management, in turn, has adopted the “customer is always right” in order to secure positive feedback. As you can imagine, this has not worked. At the same time, nurses are quitting by the truckloads.  Employee morale is at a ridiculously low point and…
  • The most basic freedom is the freedom to quit

    Alexander
    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…
 
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  • What’s Got You So Down? Keys to Doing a Life Assessment

    Joi
    20 Aug 2015 | 1:48 pm
    In order to truly be happy, having a well balanced life is important. Sometimes we make the mistake of taking on too much and essentially begin to feel bummed out. Feelings of sadness, stress, anxiety, and despair are certainly no way to truly enjoy your life and live it to the fullest. The trouble for many people is that they’ve spent so much of their life feeling this way and carrying on their daily responsibilities, that they don’t have the slightest idea of what is holding them back from true happiness. The best way to get a grip on life and start working on a better you is to do a…
  • Quote About Joy – Joyful Quote of the Day

    Joi
    17 Aug 2015 | 7:16 am
    This One's Worth Memorizing Joy is what happens when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are. – Marianne Williamson, author So many people get so stuck in a negative mindset that they don’t even fully realize why they were there in the first place! I’m fairly convinced that if you walked up to the average “sad sack” or “worry wart,” and asked them, “Why so down, chum?,” they wouldn’t have a legitimate answer. They’d either say something vague like, “I just can’t catch a break” or go they’d…
  • Advancements in Sleep Technology

    Joi
    13 Aug 2015 | 11:58 am
    Advancements in Sleep Technology When you wake up in the morning, do you feel rested or do you feel as if you haven’t slept at all? Getting a good night’s sleep can affect more than just the way you feel in the morning – sleep deprivation can actually have some very serious effects on your health and wellbeing. While you sleep, your body goes through important processes that promote healing, improve learning, support growth/development, and boost the immune system. Can you afford NOT to get a good night’s sleep? Each individual person’s need for sleep varies, but the average adult…
  • 3 Reasons You Should Seek a Balanced Life if You Want a Better Life

    Joi
    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

    Joi
    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…
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    Chris Walker - Wonder and Explore Life

  • 99 Habits of Highly Effective People (not 7)

    Chris Walker - The Anti Guru Guru
    1 Sep 2015 | 1:22 am
    Here are 99 Habits of Highly Effective People. How Covey ever made it Seven Habits, is hard to imagine. So many areas of life to cover, so much that is needed to make a person effective including their sex life, sport life etc … unless Covey is a bit shy about sex…and its impact on…Read more 99 Habits of Highly Effective People (not 7)
  • Emotion or Commotion. Are you a Neanderthal? Are you Stuck?

    Chris Walker - The Anti Guru Guru
    31 Aug 2015 | 1:20 pm
    The natural state of a human being is not emotional. But we get worn down and become emotional. Some people say that emotion is the domain of the feminine. This is not correct. Emotion is the domain of all humans. It is simply expressed or repressed based on cultural norms. For many men, repressing emotion…Read more Emotion or Commotion. Are you a Neanderthal? Are you Stuck?
  • I Want Change

    Chris Walker - The Anti Guru Guru
    30 Aug 2015 | 7:15 pm
    We all have a list of things we want to change, sometimes that list is long and sometimes it is short. From the moment we come into this world crying for mother’s milk and warmth we continued to cry for change until we die. In general, the change we want is more of something or…Read more I Want Change
  • How Much Does Age Matter: how turning 50 might impact your lifelong addiction to skiing, climbing, and biking.

    Chris Walker - The Anti Guru Guru
    30 Aug 2015 | 5:27 pm
    Age Is Irrelevant When It Comes to Fitness: Outside Magazine Newsletter Want to continue to crush well into your 80s? Here’s how. By: Nick Heil Aug 20, 2015 By: Nick Heil Aug 20, 2015 Last February, 59-year-old Ned Overend, aka “The Lung,” aka “Deadly Nedly,” won the first National Fatbike Championships, held in Ogden, Utah.…Read more How Much Does Age Matter: how turning 50 might impact your lifelong addiction to skiing, climbing, and biking.
  • I don’t think any relationship responds well to pressure

    Chris Walker - The Anti Guru Guru
    30 Aug 2015 | 4:52 pm
    Edward de Bono wrote a great book about hats – in which he defined different thought process for different thinking situations and if you have time to think what thinking you should think before you think what you thought, then I think this book will help thinking think thought better. But, if you’re like me and…Read more I don’t think any relationship responds well to pressure
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    Box of Crayons

  • Twofer Tuesday: On Company Culture & Creativity

    acr
    1 Sep 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… It’s not just Amazon, is it? Amazon’s had a kicking in the press recently after the NY Times’ expose of what seems to be a tougher than tough working culture. 

It sounds like Amazon’s an outlier of the Work is Everything culture, but it’s certainly not the only organization. This article by Dustin Moskovitz – co-founder of Facebook and CEO of the…
  • Michael’s Sign Language

    Michael Bungay Stanier
    31 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    Will you stick to the familiar or veer off and create your own journey? The choice is yours.
  • My One Best Question, Episode 21

    acr
    27 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    A great question reveals new paths, creates new connections and opens up new worlds. So what are the great questions? In this series, I asked writers, thinkers, coaches and executives what their favourite question was. This episode features Chris Barez-Brown of Upping Your Elvis; Ellie Gates, Director Global Learning, Adobe; and Gregor Thain, VP Leadership IHG.
  • Twofer Tuesday: On Never Growing Old & Presentations

    acr
    25 Aug 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… What Advice Would You Give Your Younger Self? After 11 years, CBC’s Wiretap – created by Jonathan Goldstein, a former producer on This American Life –  has come to an end. To say farewell, the folks at CBC Radio One invited people from 7 to 93 to offer words of wisdom to their younger counterparts. The results are inspiring, incredibly touching and remind us that the process…
  • Great Work Provocation

    Michael Bungay Stanier
    24 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
      How will you define your boundaries?
 
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    Aspire Higher Motivational Quotes

  • 3 Inspirational Poems on Courage

    shawn
    25 Aug 2015 | 8:47 pm
    Share on Tumblr In keeping with my recent theme of inspirational poems, here’s 3 more great ones that you should REALLY take the time to read. You’ll love them.  And anyone you share them with will love them too.   They’re share-worthy. Steadfast Heart I’ve dreamed many dreams that never came true I’ve seen them […]Related Posts:3 Inspirational Poems on ContentmentInspirational Quotes Video 3Medium-Sized List of Inspirational Quotes
  • 43 Vacation Quotes That Will Inspire You To Take A Vacation

    shawn
    14 Aug 2015 | 6:32 pm
    Share on Tumblr These vacation quotes should help you to realize how important it is to take vacations.  Whether they’re short or long, you need to get out for some mental health days: 1) No man needs a vacation so much as the man who has just had one. -Elbert Hubbard (1859-1915) 2) A good […]Related Posts:Cleanliness QuotesPower QuotesObstacle QuotesMistake QuotesAutumn Quotes
  • 3 Inspirational Poems on Contentment

    shawn
    5 Aug 2015 | 7:28 am
    Share on Tumblr Hi All, I’m sure you’ve noticed I’ve been sharing a lot more poems lately instead of quotes, but that’s only because there’s so many good ones to share! Instead of posting one per page, I thought I’d try 3 all at once.  You’ll love them.  See below: Pleasant Thoughts I want to […]Related Posts:3 Inspirational Poems on CourageInspirational Quotes Video 3Medium-Sized List of Inspirational Quotes
  • Poem Called Insight

    shawn
    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 Goodness here, there, all around, I saw, […]Related Posts:Nobody Else But You – PoemYour Name – PoemThese Things I Have – PoemThe Boy – PoemThe Grandest Prize – Poem
  • These Things I Have – Poem

    shawn
    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 […]Related Posts:Nobody Else But You – PoemYour Name – PoemThe Boy – PoemPoem Called InsightThe Grandest Prize – Poem
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    Motivation and Success Strategies | GetMotivation

  • 9 Forward Steps to Work You Love

    Josh Hinds
    31 Aug 2015 | 4:30 am
    Do you ever feel stuck? Do you know you are destined for more, but you are not sure what or how to get there? Perhaps you find yourself in a job that is draining and sucking the life out of you. You go to work, day in day out, but you live for 5 o’clock. Each weekday, the clock seems to tick even slower than it did the previous day. If this sounds familiar, you may be ready for a change. According to a Gallup poll, twice as many people dislike their jobs as there are those who enjoy their jobs. In fact, only 13% of people are truly happy with their work, and 24% absolutely hate their jobs.
  • 10 Powerful Benefits of Having an Amazing Vision to Achieve

    Josh Hinds
    29 Aug 2015 | 6:01 am
    Yes, it’s always the long haul that gets us. The vision we set out to attain may have had us so fired up from the get-go, but somewhere along the way our hope tries to pack its bags. You know how fired up Christopher Columbus was, and that nothing could stop his determination no matter how crazy he looked. Even his own men aboard that ship started to doubt ever finding this new world and began to lose hope. However, Columbus was extremely passionate and knew that the new world was coming and that the only course of action was to press forward! Sure his men may have seen this as unrealistic,…
  • Imua Na Kao – Unleashing Your Best and Living Your Best Life

    Josh Hinds
    24 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. — C.S.Lewis While packing for a trip I’d been anticipating for weeks, and putting the final touches on dinner, the phone rang; it was the voice of a police officer. In that moment, the world stood still when he asked me if I was sitting down? We all know, nothing good is going to follow that question. In one week, I buried my brother, had to tell my mom the news no parent wants to hear, was told that Dad had advanced stage cancer, and helped our youngest son move out of our house and into his…
  • 2 Life Changing Choices We Make Every Single Day

    Josh Hinds
    23 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    Do you ever wonder if you’re actually ever going to strike gold? We spend so much time digging in the trenches that after a while the treasure you were seeking starts to seem like an illusive dream. It seems as though it were something unattainable, something make-believe, and perhaps even something impossible. Sure, there are many of us that will hear, “come on, keep going! Just one more; don’t stop digging!” But even that starts to get old after a while, because just like we’ve been paddling all this time with no land in sight, we’re also hearing those words “keep going”…
  • Why Discipline Is Better than Motivation for Your Success?

    Josh Hinds
    19 Aug 2015 | 8:43 am
    For you to succeed in any path or endeavor you wish to take, you need self-discipline. No matter how hardworking and motivated you are, without discipline, you will never be able to realize your goals and achieve success. It is one crucial attribute that you need in order to be the best in anything that you do and to have the right attitude and mindset to realize your goals. Is discipline better than motivation for your success? The answer is yes! Discipline focuses on what to do. It is your ability to do what is right and to always improve yourself and be the best version of yourself.
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    Danielle LaPorte: white hot truth + sermons on life

  • Leave room for mystery #Truthbomb elaborations

    reneemasur
    27 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    photo credit: @sarahokelley …and by that I mean…there isn’t an explanation for every situation or a solution for every problem. But some of us seekers love to dig dig dig until we find the reason the past life, the astrological alignment, karma, the energetic pattern. All those forces weave their way into any manifestation wins and heartbreaks, illnesses, and miracles. But sometimes, you’ve got to leave it up to the great unknown. Some “why did this happen” questions won’t be answered for years. There’s so much more at play that we can’t…
  • How I plan out my day and…the radically new 2016 Desire Map Planner is on the way!

    Jenn
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:55 am
    photo credit: Catherine Just I used to be surprised at how often I’d get asked what a typical day looks like for me. But, then again, it’s the same question I want to ask writers, Creatives, super mothers (all mothers are super), travelling lovers, rockstars, and career superstars. How do you pull it off? What’s your rhythm? How do you prioritize? And…digital or paper? Here’s where it starts for me: 1. I know my Core Desired Feelings. My life is about feeling the way I want to feel (Try it. You’ll LOVE it.) 2. The night before a new day, I write out my core desired feelings…
  • You’re free to go. #Truthbomb elaborations

    reneemasur
    20 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    photo credit: @stephjojohnson …and by that I mean…stay if you love it. Leave if you don’t. Honour your life by honouring your time. Start with the easy stuff. Walk out of movies you’re not digging (you know, typically if you leave a movie in the first twenty minutes, you get your money back.) Leave the lecture, quietly. No need to stay at the party. And ya, you may have to choose between offending and disappointing people or…YOUR LIFE and YOUR HAPPINESS. Bum them out temporarily or be FULFILLED and FREE? Hmmmm. And the big stuff…the job, the relationship,…
  • Your body knows before your mind does #Truthbomb elaborations

    reneemasur
    13 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    photo credit: Mary Crimmins Your somatic body (your nervous system) doesn’t have to go through the process of “thinking” — having a thought, interpreting that thought, and then having an opinion about that thought. (Did you ever think that a thought was so labour intensive?) The body just feels. It doesn’t have a filter of judgements or worry. Something happens and then wham-boom-woosh, INSTANT feeling. INSTANT. Hits your gut, makes you blush, hairs stand on end, heart races, flush. Sooo…. What did you FEEL before you started to think about it? Because right…
  • The problem with manifestation techniques and what that psychic told you. (Plus 9 principles for predicting and manifesting.)

    reneemasur
    11 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    The problem with a lot of prediction & manifestation techniques is that we tend to forget that other humans are involved in our manifesting. And we can’t control other humans — as much as we’d LOVVVE to. Other humans = variables and complications and heaps of crazy free will. For instance, that Soul Mate you have your eye on, they actually have their own life plans. (I know babe, their life would be SO much better if you were in it. I know.) And that big gig you’re gunning for, well there’s a cadre of players and circumstances involved — circumstances that are so out of your…
 
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    Beautiful Ripple Effect

  • Bariatric Surgery

    beautifulripple
    12 Aug 2015 | 4:44 pm
    Bariatric Surgery Healthcare Heroes Episode 1012.2: Bariatric patient Angela Duran knew her family history meant she might have future health problems if she didnt take action soon. Because other family members had developed major health problems, Angela decided to take the preventative measure of having bariatric surgery to help with her weight loss. Angela did her research and found Dr. Keith Boone at Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital. Angelas husband and children came with her on the day of surgery to encourage her choice. Dr. Boone said Angelas surgery was successful and Angela spent…
  • The Benefits of External Wall Insulation for the Home

    beautifulripple
    12 Aug 2015 | 4:44 pm
    The Benefits of External Wall Insulation for the Home A video highlighting the major benefits insulating your home with an external wall insulation system can bring. Energy bills can be significantly reduced, and the building fabric is protected from the elements. The post The Benefits of External Wall Insulation for the Home appeared first on Beautiful Ripple Effect.
  • First Time Chiropractor Neck & Back Adjustment Demonstration by Austin Chiropractic Care

    beautifulripple
    10 Aug 2015 | 11:33 am
    First Time Chiropractor Neck & Back Adjustment Demonstration by Austin Chiropractic Care Exclusive Content @ www.patreon.com/psychetruth First Time Chiropractor Neck & Back Adjustment Demonstration by Austin Chiropractic Care Dr. Echols is a Chiropractor in Austin, Texas. After discussing why people are afraid of chiropractic, Dr. Echols gives a person their first adjustment. This is a neck and back adjustment demonstration. Chiropractic adjustments for the back and neck correct problems with back pain, tight muscles, subluxations and misalignments. Visit Dr. Echols website at…
  • How to Install Plumbing for Underneath your Kitchen Sink step-by-step

    beautifulripple
    7 Aug 2015 | 10:50 pm
    How to Install Plumbing for Underneath your Kitchen Sink step-by-step In this video I will show you how to install new plumbing underneath a kitchen sink that attaches to a garbage disposal. Please check out my website for more plumbing videos: http://www.how2plumb.com/how-to-install-plumbing-underneath-your-kitchen-sink/ The post How to Install Plumbing for Underneath your Kitchen Sink step-by-step appeared first on Beautiful Ripple Effect.
  • 1972 VW Beetle Restoration – Rear Quarter Rust Repair

    beautifulripple
    7 Aug 2015 | 11:25 am
    1972 VW Beetle Restoration – Rear Quarter Rust Repair This 1972 VW Super Beetle is undergoing a full pan off Restoration at Kiddy’s Classics in Jensen Beach, FL. – http://www.kiddysclassics.com – Like most Florida Beetle’s this one has its fair share rust that needs repair. In this video you will see photos of the step-by-step process of removing the rust, and welding the new patch panels in place for a correct repair. The patches are hammered and dollied smooth and then lead (auto body solder) is used in place of bondo or other plastic fillers for a repair that…
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    Walter E. Jacobson, M.D. » Blogs

  • Interview with Will Clipman – Musician, Poet, Maskmaker

    Walter Jacobson
    30 Aug 2015 | 7:58 am
    Will is a Internationally-acclaimed maskmaker, poet, storyteller, arts educator, percussionist and 7-time GRAMMY® Nominee. A Canyon Records artist. The post Interview with Will Clipman – Musician, Poet, Maskmaker appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
  • Forgive To Win – End Self-Sabotage, Create The Life You Want!

    Walter Jacobson
    22 Aug 2015 | 12:58 pm
    Recently I appeared on the Dr. Don Show and talked about my book, Forgive To Win! – End Self Sabotage, Create The Life You Want! The show was divided into four parts, and then I taped a fifth segment to cover some topics from the book we didn’t get to. Here are all five parts that cover self-sabotage, why we need to forgive, why we resist forgiving, how to forgive when we resist forgiving, and the Forgiveness Diet, a daily regimen of actions that will increase your ability to effectively release anger and resentments, and forgive others. Enjoy!
  • How To Forgive Someone Who Keeps Abusing You

    Walter Jacobson
    20 Aug 2015 | 6:44 am
    When someone keeps abusing you and you are not able to eliminate that person from your life, you first remember that you forgive others for your own peace of mind. And then you find ways to see them differently so as to make it easier for you to forgive them. The post How To Forgive Someone Who Keeps Abusing You appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
  • How To Overcome Depression, Anxiety and Anger

    Walter Jacobson
    16 Aug 2015 | 7:01 am
    It can be said that many people have a chemical imbalance and genetic predisposition towards depression, anxiety and anger. However, there are many people where these components are not the prime movers of their conditions. Either way, the advice in this video might be helpful. The post How To Overcome Depression, Anxiety and Anger appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
  • How To Succeed – Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

    Walter Jacobson
    12 Aug 2015 | 7:53 pm
    Don’t get discouraged and demoralized when you fall off your path. Two steps forward, one step back is the natural progression of accomplishment and success. When you fall off your bicycle, don’t beat yourself up with guilt and shame. Just jump back on the bicycle and start pedaling again. And you’ll succeed at last. The post How To Succeed – Two Steps Forward, One Step Back appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
 
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    Everything Counts® - Official Site | Gary Ryan Blair

  • Happiness Is a Choice…

    Gary Ryan Blair
    9 Aug 2015 | 5:40 pm
    HAPPINESS is an aphrodisiac; anyone who has experienced it will crave it again and again. Happiness is a choice; it’s an emotion that can be found in any circumstance. Happiness is a natural state; it’s best demonstrated by children. Happiness is everywhere; it presents itself in abundance throughout each day. Happiness is contagious; it’s a gift we give to ourselves and spread to others. Happiness is inside of each of us; it’s a spirit we liberate and find spiritually liberating. Those who live in, share, and spread happiness possess true wisdom. An essential part of your journey is…
  • 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…
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    Escape Adulthood with Kim & Jason

  • Time for a Knock Knock Party

    Jason
    30 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    Last week, my daughter Lucy ran a pancake stand to raise money for Kindermusik. (Full recap here.) Although it caught one couple expecting to score some lemonade a bit off guard, everyone hailed it as a great idea and wonderful success. And it was, for many reasons, not the least of which were all the lessons Lucy learned in the process. But another unexpected benefit was the opportunity to get to know many of our neighbors better, as well as meeting some for the first time. Although I am always wary of waxing on about how much better the olden days were (I’m not that old yet!), it sure…
  • Saturday Morning Sprinkles: Unicorn Poop Edition

    Jason
    29 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    • Did you know unicorn poop was edible? It is. It’s hard to come by, but if you ever did, you could seriously just pick it up and eat it. Fortunately, Sweet Insanity Bake Shop has provided a recipe so you can make your own. Magically delicious! • These absurd and whimsical water faucets remind me that there can never be too much whimsy. • Rules always seem permanent. It’s easy to forget that they often change. Seth Godin reminds us: We’ve changed the rules of football and baseball, many times. We’ve recognized that women ought to have the right to vote.
  • Wanna Help Us Hide Marty?

    Jason
    26 Aug 2015 | 12:56 pm
    It’s been very exciting to see people finding the prints I’ve hidden as part of our Find Marty Art Drop. It works like this: I hide a limited edition signed print somewhere in the world and post a clue on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. A tiny penguin (aka “Marty”) is included with the print, along with a note containing instructions and a little bit about Penguins Can’t Fly. The winner is the first to find it. If he or she takes a picture with it and tags us online, we send them a free autographed book. The photos above are some of our favorites, with…
  • Lessons from Lucy’s Pancake Stand

    Jason
    25 Aug 2015 | 11:03 am
    One of the great freedoms of homeschooling is the opportunity to create customized, comprehensive, teachable moments that align with our kids’ interests and serve as relevant lessons for real life. Our daughter Lucy’s recent Pancake Stand is one such example. Last year, Lucy ran a successful lemonade stand to help raise money for music lessons. With a new semester on the horizon, she was ready to take things to the next level. After making pancakes as part of a recent meal with friends, Lucy decided she might like to run a pancake stand. Who ever heard of a kid running a pancake…
  • Meet Monsieur Bart!

    Jason
    25 Aug 2015 | 8:40 am
    The Small Rebellion is a playful group of escape artists who share a joyful, indomitable childlike spirit and are not afraid to let that spirit come out to play! They’re united by a common goal of fighting Adultitis and the doo-doo heads who embrace its ideals. Quite frankly, they’re pretty much the coolest people on the planet. Here’s one right now… • My name is…Bart. • My hometown is…Deventer, The Netherlands, Europe, Earth. • My biggest dream…is to live in a happy and playful world. • My inspiration…Children, clowns, nature, music, stories.
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    The BridgeMaker

  • Hear the Beautiful Words

    Alex Blackwell
    31 Aug 2015 | 3:21 am
    Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. – Mother Teresa Most days the words wash over me. I’ve heard them all before. From the time I leave for work until the moment I return home, the words I hear are direct, clinical and spoken with little emotion. The words seem to be strategically selected so another point of view can be heard with greater emphasis. As I go about my day, the words I hear are often urgent, but not always important. Some days, it feels like my heart has tuned out so it can’t receive any more empty words. Tuning my Heart With…
  • Sunday Inspiration #6

    Alex Blackwell
    30 Aug 2015 | 12:29 am
    Today’s Sunday Inspiration: There’s a plan for your life greater than you can imagine. So, on the days when you’ve lost hope, know that you are strong enough to handle whatever comes your way. Get more Sunday Inspiration: thebridgemaker.com/sundayinspiration 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
  • Restart Needed – Important Updates are Waiting

    Alex Blackwell
    24 Aug 2015 | 3:07 am
    What you do today can improve all your tomorrows. – Ralph Marston A few days ago, my laptop computer alerted me that there were important updates waiting. I grumbled, but I get it. These updates keep my computer safe while adding improved functionality and providing new features. But the updates put a dent in my writing time because they take so long to install. Progress With a sigh of exasperation, I closed Word ®, shut down my browser and selected Update. After the screen flashed a few times, a message informed me of the progress: Keep your PC on until this is done. Installing update…
  • Sunday Inspiration #5

    Alex Blackwell
    23 Aug 2015 | 5:07 am
    Today’s Sunday Inspiration: When faith and fear collide don’t let the fear limit what you have to offer the world. Acknowledge fear when it’s present, feel it and then lean into you faith so you can move one. Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears. – Les Brown 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
  • When the World Feels Dark

    Alex Blackwell
    17 Aug 2015 | 1:04 am
    Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’ – Mary Anne Radmacher Some days, no matter how many blessings you count in your life, the world seems dark. Depression, fear and a sense of panic that your world is falling apart all contribute to feelings of weariness; even despair. Some days, you feel like giving up. Even the power of your faith is easily dulled and unable to pierce the darkness. But hold on one day longer because there is hope. When you feel like your connection to the light is lost and the darkness is closing in, turn…
 
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    The Cracker Lady's House

  • Ice Inspection At Perk’s Slough

    16 Aug 2015 | 8:17 pm
    Ice Inspection At Perk’s SloughThe most exciting word in high school was “party”.  Yes, this word would send a buzz like a lose bee down the halls of our school. The excitement built as it traveled in a humming hush which the adults must not overhear.  “Where will it be, who will be there, how can I get there,  what will I wear?”  Now, two of the biggestSue & Danny Acting Outparty animals I knew were my younger brother, Danny, and my best friend, Sue “Hot Lips” Hatton.  So at noon time one February 1965 day, just as I was hanging up my waitress apron…
  • 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…
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    Your Voice of Encouragement

  • Money: Do You Take It Too Seriously?

    25 Aug 2015 | 1:08 pm
    Steve Chandler’s Wealth Warrior has had a more profound impact on my attitude about money than anything else I’ve ever read.I’ve now studied 7 of Steve’s books. They’re quick, easy reads because he uses a conversational style, and the chapters are short. But don’t be deceived by this simplicity. The points he makes are profound and potentially life-changing.Steve tells stories about his own life that we can all relate to. He describes his flaws and perceived limitations so we can more easily recognize our own. He encourages us to challenge beliefs we cling to that have not served…
  • 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.
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    Building Personal Strength

  • Being a Good Listener Is Hard - 3 Things That Will Make a Difference

    24 Aug 2015 | 7:45 am
    I've said it countless times: "Practically nobody is a good listener." While this is true, it makes me think: I've got to stop saying this. It has a tone of condemnation. Because I know most people would like to be better listeners. The benefits are enormous. What you find out! The amazing way it strengthens relationships. And yes, because you've been burned so many times by being a lousy listener.But realistically, listening well is hard. There are reasons for this.One reason is that people don't make it easy for you to listen well. They ramble, giving voice to everything in their head. They…
  • 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…
 
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    TanveerNaseer.com

  • How Feedback Can Help Your Employees Succeed And Grow

    Tanveer Naseer
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    With August now coming to a close, many of us – myself included – are feeling that bittersweet tinge that comes with the end of the summertime period. Indeed, contrary to so many of those back-to-school commercials, I personally am not eager to see the summer break come to an end for my daughters because I love having them around. Then again, as my wife likes to say, I’m not a fan of things ending.The end of the summer period also brings to mind another ending that was marked this month – the end of Jon Stewart’s 16-year tenure at The Daily Show.Now, to be clear, this piece…
  • 3 Big Mistakes That CEOs Must Fix To Inspire Employees

    Tanveer Naseer
    18 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    The following is a guest piece by CEO Ben Decker.Across every business vertical and level, we all tell ourselves little white lies when it comes to communicating: “People tell me I’m pretty good at communicating.” “I don’t need to prep; I can wing it.” “If I say the words, people will get it.”At the CEO level, these white lies run rampant. After years of working with business leaders, the fact is most CEOs are not inspiring. And oftentimes, they are not even influential.The good news: All of us can inspire. We just have to tweak our communications approach. Communicating is a…
  • Let’s Not Confuse Hard Work With Meaningful Work

    Tanveer Naseer
    11 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    The following is a guest piece by fellow author Dan Ward.Like most authors, I get a lot of questions about my books. One question I struggle to answer is “Was the book hard to write?”On the one hand, writing my books required considerable time and effort. Researching, drafting, editing, re-editing and then re-re-editing all involve a certain amount of mental exertion and can get taxing after a while. Plus, I was on active duty in the military while I wrote my first two books, so the only time I could carve out uninterrupted quiet time to write was at 5:00 am. Getting out of bed so…
  • Understanding Leadership And The Meaning Of Life

    Tanveer Naseer
    4 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    Over the last few years, I’ve had the pleasure of being invited to participate in a number of projects and initiatives looking at collecting the thoughts and perspectives from a diverse set of experts, thought leaders, and personalities. For some of these projects, the contributions being sought were straight-forward and to the point.But others tended to take on a more thought-provoking approach. The most recent example of this came in the form of a web project I was recently asked to participate in where organizers asked people from different fields and life experiences to give their…
  • 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…
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    Interruption Management

  • Too Much in Packaging

    25 Aug 2015 | 6:40 am
    A New York Times story, years back, titled "Product Packages Now Shout to Get Your Attention" written by Louise Story, is most revealing about the direction of information overload in society:"In the last 100 years, Pepsi had changed the look of its can, and before that its bottles, only 10 times. This year alone, the soft-drink maker will switch designs every few weeks. Kleenex boxes used to be square or rectangular, but no more. Kleenex, after 40 years of sticking with square and rectangular boxes, has started selling tissues in oval packages.""Coors Light bottles now have labels that turn…
  • Control Your Spaces

    14 Aug 2015 | 12:56 pm
    When you take control of the spaces in your life, control of your time and career will follow.  Controlling your spaces requires minimizing interruptions. In my book Breathing Space, I offer some suggestions for safeguarding your working environment and minimizing interruptions:Surround yourself with everything you need to engage fully in the change process, which might involve assembling resources, people, and space, as well as ensuring that you have a quiet environment free of distractions.Give yourself the hours or days you need to read, study, and absorb what is occurring and to make…
  • No Shelter in the Sky

    14 Aug 2015 | 12:54 pm
    Even if mobile devices prove to be completely safe, making them freely available during flights is a terrible idea, infringing on the rights of OTHER passengers:"With pilots approved to use iPads as flight manuals in their cockpits, and the FAA’s own studies finding 'no evidence saying [wireless] devices can’t interfere with a plane, and… no evidence saying that they can,' FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski has asked the FAA to ease up on restrictions against wireless device use on planes.ref:…
  • Disruptive and Harmful: Loud Noise

    29 Jul 2015 | 4:49 am
    The health effects of sound could, literally, echo through our bodies. A study in the Journal of Occupational Health took nighttime readings on workers who were exposed to loud sounds during the day. The workers' sleep quality was poor, their nighttime heart rates never dropped as low as those of people not exposed to noise, and their cortisol levels were still elevated the following morning.
  • Red Tape Interrupts

    29 Jul 2015 | 4:49 am
     At 20 large U.S. banks, the cost of complying with U.S. laws and regulations grew far faster than profit growth, an industry survey found. Given this reality, each of us needs to build greater "administration" time and effort into our plans. Society inherently grows more complex and disrupts our productivity all the time. Our challenge is to harness that complexity and convert it to a competitive advantage.
 
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    Scott Grossberg | Thinking Magically™

  • Thinking Magically™ | How Well Do You Know Your Own Magic?

    scottgrossberg
    30 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    What matters most is not what your obstacles are but how we see them, how we react to them, and whether we keep our composure. – Ryan Holiday (The Obstacle is the Way) I get it. You’re a Magician. [A clap of thunder is heard.] You create things. [More thunder . . . a little rolling kind this time.] The world bends to your will. [Dramatic music plays.] The Universe conspires for your success and happiness. [Big, echoing kettle drum finish.] Still . . . Something is standing in your way. You continue to wake up each day or go to bed each night with that nagging feeling that you ought to…
  • Thinking Magically™ | The Toiling Person’s Guide to Taking On Magic

    scottgrossberg
    23 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    I am the greatest. I said that before I even knew I was. – Muhammad Ali An interesting thing happened on the way to my new book being published. You have to choose categories for your book to be found at the retailers sites and in their stores. The Most Magical Secret – 4 Weeks to an Ecstatic Life is about happiness and success. Great delight comes from feeling happy AND feeling that you are a success. Happiness. Success. They say you must choose one. They’re mutually exclusive categories, I’ve been told. They’re not a combined category. Isn’t that odd. That we apparently…
  • Thinking Magically™ | Lighting Fires in the Ordinary Land of Weariness (Chapter 2)

    scottgrossberg
    16 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    (A quick note: what you are about to read is a portion of a larger project. I don’t quite know where this is going, yet. I normally don’t post “unfinished” musings. But, I’ve been writing to you for quite some time about getting outside your comfort zone and thinking outside your comfortable box so it’s only fair that I do the same thing. Here’s to being uncomfortable and thus getting more out of Life!) LIGHTING FIRES IN THE ORDINARY LAND OF WEARINESS A Collection of Over-Adventures For Those Who Fancy Something More In Their Lives by Scott Grossberg CHAPTER 2 A HOLE AND A…
  • Thinking Magically™ | Lighting Fires in the Ordinary Land of Weariness (Chapter 1)

    scottgrossberg
    9 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    (A quick note: what you are about to read is a portion of a larger project. I don’t quite know where this is going, yet. I normally don’t post “unfinished” musings. But, I’ve been writing to you for quite some time about getting outside your comfort zone and thinking outside your comfortable box so it’s only fair that I do the same thing. Here’s to being uncomfortable and thus getting more out of Life!) LIGHTING FIRES IN THE ORDINARY LAND OF WEARINESS A Collection of Over-Adventures For Those Who Fancy Something More In Their Lives by Scott Grossberg CHAPTER 1 PIÈCE DE…
  • Thinking Magically™ | Lighting Fires in the Ordinary Land of Weariness (Chapter 0)

    scottgrossberg
    2 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    (A quick note: what you are about to read is a portion of a larger project. I don’t quite know where this is going, yet. I normally don’t post “unfinished” musings. But, I’ve been writing to you for quite some time about getting outside your comfort zone and thinking outside your comfortable box so it’s only fair that I do the same thing. Here’s to being uncomfortable and thus getting more out of Life!) LIGHTING FIRES IN THE ORDINARY LAND OF WEARINESS A Collection of Over-Adventures For Those Who Fancy Something More In Their Lives by Scott Grossberg CHAPTER 0 FOUNTAINHEAD in…
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    Experience Optimism

  • Children need adults who care about what they do

    20 Aug 2015 | 4:49 pm
    It's pretty simple. Children should not be left alone to run through a deserted subway station. Nor should they be left alone to run through a crowded one either. However, every day, children are left alone while parents work and other less than positive reasons.Boys and Girls Clubs, among other organizations, have stepped in to ensure that latchkey kiddos have a place to go after school; but so many more are still left alone to fend for themselves. Sometimes it seems that there are just not enough adults to go around. That's where an Optimist Club can help.The motto of Optimist International…
  • PNW Optimists take on the Rainiers

    15 Aug 2015 | 9:17 am
    A little rain didn't deter our crazy PNW Optimists from enjoying a night at the ballpark. Now that is a Real Friend of Youth. Please visit http://www.experienceoptimism.org for more thoughts and stories about Optimism and Optimist Clubs.
  • BTS: Shop with a Cop

    8 Aug 2015 | 1:11 pm
    With so many communities struggling to find ways to connect police officers to those they serve and protect in a positive manner, here is a thought. Many Optimist Clubs, among other service clubs and groups, host Shop with a Cop events at Christmas. Why not hold a similar event right now to help children get ready to go back to school?I would like to take credit for this little brainstorm, but I borrowed the idea from Caldwell, Idaho where the Fraternal Order of Police recently launched its first Back to School Shop with a Cop event. Shopping day will take place on August 14, 2015 and it will…
  • To 100 members and beyond!

    6 Aug 2015 | 2:25 pm
    Another Optimist Club that is on a big wave of additions is the Optimist Club of Lebanon, Oregon. On its Facebook page today, it shared, "Getting so crowded with Optimists that some had to be cool kids and sit in the back."It went on to explain that the club was only 10 members away from fulfilling a challenge. Club members Jim and Heather McDaniel have promised to donate $25,000 to the Lebanon Skate Park when the club reaches 100 members. At 90, it's close!The Lebanon Optimists have already met one challenge this year. By reaching 80 members, the McDaniels gave each member a commemmorative…
  • Seventy-six and growing

    3 Aug 2015 | 6:02 pm
    You often hear that membership is waning in service clubs around the globe, especially in the United States. That's not true for the Noon Optimist Club of Rome, Georgia. According to the club president, Charles Graves, the Noon Optimist Club recently held a membership drive and over a two-month period has added 12 new Optimist Club members.Shown in the photo, from left, are Wendy Huckaby, Larry Morrow, Sr., Justin Mitchell, Rodney Bailey, Tim Leonard, Cindy Green Fricks and Ben Simmons. They join 69 other members to make up the largest Optimist Club in the Georgia District.Like most Optimist…
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    Council of Love

  • St. Germaine: Eliminating the war within…

    Content Editor
    17 Aug 2015 | 1:01 am
    What the focus is right now is on shifting, eliminating…the alchemical elimination of that war within…yes, they reflect in core Read More The post St. Germaine: Eliminating the war within… appeared first on Council of Love .
  • Archangel Michael speaks of meaningful communications and relationships

    Content Editor
    16 Aug 2015 | 10:11 pm
    How do we communicate, not only in the usage of words, but in the usage of energy, both Gaian, and Read More The post Archangel Michael speaks of meaningful communications and relationships appeared first on Council of Love .
  • The Mother throws open the door of the 13th Octave! Come!

    Content Editor
    15 Aug 2015 | 11:05 am
    On today’s conference call, Archangel Gabrielle delivers a very important message from the Universal Mother…I bring you glad tidings of Read More The post The Mother throws open the door of the 13th Octave! Come! appeared first on Council of Love .
  • St. Germaine – Healing the Hearts of Humanity and Gift Attunement

    Editor 2
    13 Aug 2015 | 7:55 pm
    “And I say to you, in the healing of your heart and in the healing of humanity, ‘Begin by accepting, Read More The post St. Germaine – Healing the Hearts of Humanity and Gift Attunement appeared first on Council of Love .
  • Where are we now regarding Ascension?

    Content Editor
    11 Aug 2015 | 10:05 am
    A wonderful discussion between Linda, Steve, and Graham that starts the show. Then Sanat Kumara, Raj, enters giving us his Read More The post Where are we now regarding Ascension? appeared first on Council of Love .
 
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    Thin Difference

  • Finding Success in Option B

    Molly Page
    29 Aug 2015 | 1:45 am
    Amy Lust is a Senior Digital Training Associate in the Station, Products, and Innovation group at PBS. In a very short time, she’s moved up the ranks and is excelling in her current position. But her current line of work was not her option A. “I wanted to be in the arts,” Lust explains. “I wanted to be running a gallery.” Lust earned a graduate degree in Arts Management in 2011. In school, she interned at PBS before finding her dream job working as a curator at the Lorton Art Foundation. When an insufficient budget at the gallery led to the loss of that job, she found her way back…
  • Can a Leader Be a Saint?

    Jon Mertz
    27 Aug 2015 | 4:29 am
    Jeff Bezos will unlikely get nominated to be a saint, given the recent article. Some think he is just like an entrepreneur while others disagree. Jeff Bezos is not alone. Look back a few years and Jack Welch was called “Neutron Jack” for eliminating the bottom 10% each year. The hard-charging, hard-nosed leaders can be rattled off without too much effort. Now, list the names of leaders who would be classified as a saint. Identifying the saintly leaders gets more challenging. Can effective leaders be saints? An interesting question. What Does It Take to Be a Saint? There may be different…
  • Bad Day? Don’t Lose Hope

    Megan Dougherty
    25 Aug 2015 | 12:30 am
    Admiral Jim Stockdale of the United States Navy was a POW during the height of the Vietnam War. He is reported to have been tortured more than 20 times during his imprisonment. He had no rights, no release date, and no guarantee that he would ever see his wife and family again. During a bleak time of uncertainty and misery, Stockdale was a beacon of hope for his fellow POWs, helping them discover ways to cope with torture and maintain morale. After eight long years Admiral Stockdale made it out alive, many of his comrades were not as fortunate. Years following his release he did an interview…
  • When Imbalance Strikes the Activist Leader Formula

    Jon Mertz
    22 Aug 2015 | 8:07 am
    An activist mindset matters for leaders. Equally essential, an activist mindset matters for contributors. A motivating equilibrium happens when both are in an activist mindset. The equilibrium is a platform in which everyone: Performs at the highest level Enjoys the work and the partnerships Solves problems and achieves goals to make a positive difference (profit and purpose) Although activists are accused of being idealists, the reality is when leaders and contributors are in an activist mindset, great things happen. Being an activist leader and contributor is not an easy task. Effort and…
  • Are Curators the New Experts?

    Heidi Oran
    19 Aug 2015 | 4:37 am
    I’m sure there are many Millennials who proudly wear the badge of expert in their chosen profession, but I personally don’t know one. In all honesty, my peers cringe at the thought of being referred to as an expert, even when they are technically qualified. Even with their degrees, work experience, and hours spent unknowingly mentoring others. You may be thinking, “Of course we don’t want to call ourselves experts, we’re under 35.” How could anyone feel comfortable calling themselves an expert when they’re just surpassing quarter-life? But the reality…
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    Later Bloomer

  • The Secret Life of Late Bloomer Sue Monk Kidd

    Debra Eve | @DebraEve
    12 Aug 2015 | 6:30 pm
    Everyone needs a God who looks like them. ~August, The Secret Life of Bees. It’s a book that could have failed, considering its thorny subjects—racism, child abuse, and maternal loss. Yet it sold more than six million copies and spent a hundred weeks on the New York Times best seller list. In 2008, it was adapted to the big screen with Queen Latifah and Dakota Fanning. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd (b. 1948) was her fiction début, published at age 53. Sue’s own surprising spiritual journey brought it into being. The Dissident Daughter Sue Monk Kidd lived one of…
  • P.D. James: “A writer needs as much trauma as she can take”

    Debra Eve | @DebraEve
    2 Aug 2015 | 5:30 pm
    Nothing that ever happens to a novelist is ever wasted. ~P.D. James Years ago, on a whim, I picked up P.D. James’ Original Sin on a remainder table. I’d heard of the “Queen of Crime,” but I wasn’t into mystery novels. I decided to take a chance. Five hundred pages later, I closed it and thought, “Didn’t see that coming.” I was hooked. Original Sin was the ninth in her series about poet-policeman Adam Dalgliesh, commenced in 1962. She wrote it at age 42, while still in civil service and supporting a mentally-ill husband. I developed a deep…
  • 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…
  • Julia Margaret Cameron on Photography and 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…
 
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    Color Your Life Happy » Blog

  • 3 Ways Wayne Dyer Changed the Way I Look at Things

    Flora
    31 Aug 2015 | 2:17 pm
    Yesterday  a friend called to share how she had been inspired and empowered by watching Wayne Dyer on Super Soul Sunday. It made me reflect on what he has meant to my life. It was only  later in the day I got the news he had made his transition.  I began to think back to how specific words he has shared in his books and personal appearances have expanded my mind and lead to the life I enjoy today. These are just three of them in no particular order.   1. To a No-Limits person, winning is an internal process. I was always competitive. I was eager to win first place whether it was…
  • How Will You Celebrate Color Your Life Happy Day on August 9th?

    Flora
    5 Aug 2015 | 9:25 pm
    My mom was really surprised when I picked her up in a limo for a Mother’s Day Brunch one year.   Did you begin the year making resolutions? If you stuck to them, it’s probably because you kept your goals small and achievable asked friends to help you stay on track by holding you accountable changed your environment to support your new behavior. Regardless of how you fared in this annual practice, here’s an opportunity to start anew, but with just one resolution. What is Color Your Life Happy Day? On August 9th join me in celebrating “Color Your Life Happy Day”, a day to…
  • Slow Down, Celebrate World Sauntering Day on June 19th

    Flora
    4 Jun 2015 | 6:20 am
    Purchased from CanStockPhoto Are you one of those people who waits for permission to do what’s good for you? Or even worse, do you wait until a huge health challenge puts you down before you change your habits? Whichever is the case, use World Sauntering Day to slow down to enjoy the scene rushing past you called “your life.” Your doctor will be proud of you. Your body and mind will thank you. Best of all, it’ll make you happier. One of the key factors reported to create happiness is slowing down to savor our food, listen to the sounds around us, and appreciate the…
  • The Time of Our Lives or How We Spend Our Marbles

    Flora
    28 May 2015 | 8:29 pm
    Photo from canstockphoto.com [When a friend shared this anonymous story “1000 Marbles” on a message board, everyone enjoyed it.  I thought you would too.] The older I get, the more I enjoy Saturday mornings. Perhaps it’s the quiet solitude that comes with being the first to rise, or maybe it’s the unbounded joy of not having to be at work. Either way, the first few hours of a Saturday morning are most enjoyable. A few weeks ago, I was shuffling toward the basement shack with a steaming cup of coffee in one hand and the morning paper in the other. What began as a…
  • What a beautiful moment!

    Flora
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:28 pm
    A great moment. This 102-year-old grandma sees her dancing days on film for the first time. Posted by HLN on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 The post What a beautiful moment! appeared first on Color Your Life Happy.
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  • maybe website design has expired?

    Jenny Tran
    1 Sep 2015 | 2:26 am
    maybe website design has expired? Characteristics of the e-commerce website, the change of user habits that website is no longer the center of the experience on the internet environment. With the... This is a content summary only. Click on Title for more!
  • Top 10 keys for magazine design

    Jenny Tran
    31 Aug 2015 | 12:54 am
    Top 10 keys for magazine design Each field in the design world has its challenges and its own procedures, and magazine design is no exception. Along lava360.com across 10 tips to design your magazine... This is a content summary only. Click on Title for more!
  • 10 The new logo design trends least 2015

    Jenny Tran
    28 Aug 2015 | 2:15 am
    10 The new logo design trends least 2015 2015 has gone more than half way. ID  remembered always put all these five trends logo …. But in 2015 the no. This article updates late but also... This is a content summary only. Click on Title for more!
  • 9 advertisement not to be missed

    Jenny Tran
    27 Aug 2015 | 2:27 am
    The design outdoor billboards creativity can attract viewers whether they fairly busy. Check out these great ideas to inspire your creativity. 01. Burt’s Bees An outdoor advertising very interesting... This is a content summary only. Click on Title for more!
  • 25 excellent photos from the competition Sony World Photography Awards 2015

    Jenny Tran
    25 Aug 2015 | 1:09 am
    25 excellent photos from the competition Sony World Photography Awards 2015 Beauty Photo Contest 2015 Sony World Photography Awards this year gathered 173 444 beautiful photographs from around the... This is a content summary only. Click on Title for more!
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  • Finding Success in Option B

    Molly Page
    29 Aug 2015 | 1:45 am
    Amy Lust is a Senior Digital Training Associate in the Station, Products, and Innovation group at PBS. In a very short time, she’s moved up the ranks and is excelling in her current position. But her current line of work was not her option A. “I wanted to be in the arts,” Lust explains. “I wanted to be running a gallery.” Lust earned a graduate degree in Arts Management in 2011. In school, she interned at PBS before finding her dream job working as a curator at the Lorton Art Foundation. When an insufficient budget at the gallery led to the loss of that job, she found her way back…
  • Can a Leader Be a Saint?

    Jon Mertz
    27 Aug 2015 | 4:29 am
    Jeff Bezos will unlikely get nominated to be a saint, given the recent article. Some think he is just like an entrepreneur while others disagree. Jeff Bezos is not alone. Look back a few years and Jack Welch was called “Neutron Jack” for eliminating the bottom 10% each year. The hard-charging, hard-nosed leaders can be rattled off without too much effort. Now, list the names of leaders who would be classified as a saint. Identifying the saintly leaders gets more challenging. Can effective leaders be saints? An interesting question. What Does It Take to Be a Saint? There may be different…
  • Bad Day? Don’t Lose Hope

    Megan Dougherty
    25 Aug 2015 | 12:30 am
    Admiral Jim Stockdale of the United States Navy was a POW during the height of the Vietnam War. He is reported to have been tortured more than 20 times during his imprisonment. He had no rights, no release date, and no guarantee that he would ever see his wife and family again. During a bleak time of uncertainty and misery, Stockdale was a beacon of hope for his fellow POWs, helping them discover ways to cope with torture and maintain morale. After eight long years Admiral Stockdale made it out alive, many of his comrades were not as fortunate. Years following his release he did an interview…
  • When Imbalance Strikes the Activist Leader Formula

    Jon Mertz
    22 Aug 2015 | 8:07 am
    An activist mindset matters for leaders. Equally essential, an activist mindset matters for contributors. A motivating equilibrium happens when both are in an activist mindset. The equilibrium is a platform in which everyone: Performs at the highest level Enjoys the work and the partnerships Solves problems and achieves goals to make a positive difference (profit and purpose) Although activists are accused of being idealists, the reality is when leaders and contributors are in an activist mindset, great things happen. Being an activist leader and contributor is not an easy task. Effort and…
  • Are Curators the New Experts?

    Heidi Oran
    19 Aug 2015 | 4:37 am
    I’m sure there are many Millennials who proudly wear the badge of expert in their chosen profession, but I personally don’t know one. In all honesty, my peers cringe at the thought of being referred to as an expert, even when they are technically qualified. Even with their degrees, work experience, and hours spent unknowingly mentoring others. You may be thinking, “Of course we don’t want to call ourselves experts, we’re under 35.” How could anyone feel comfortable calling themselves an expert when they’re just surpassing quarter-life? But the reality…
 
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  • Find Your North Star

    julie gosh
    28 Aug 2015 | 4:19 pm
          I don’t know about you, but I am experiencing such a profound swirl of energies as of late, and it’s vital that I align with my center regularly, throughout the day, and just anchor in.   What came to me as I sat down to write this to all of you was the phrase, “find your north star”.   What does that mean to me, I ask?   It means to connect with what is solid, to remember what is true, and to allow this Light to guide and support me when things around feel dark or unsettled or unknown….or all three!     We are living in days where often…
  • What Path Are You Forging?

    julie gosh
    4 Aug 2015 | 3:54 pm
        In this season of my life, I am particularly aware that I am in the role of Wayshower.   My own simple definition of this is:   One who shows the way for others to follow, leading by example in their own life, often “paving the way” and clearing the path by overcoming obstacles, and learning through challenges so that those who follow have the path laid out for them.   Currently I am forging a path in health and wealth….and doing that with a deep spiritual foundation at the core.  It’s definitely been challenging and it is keeping me on my toes so to…
  • 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…
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  • The Art of Living

    Tracy
    28 Aug 2015 | 9:05 am
    Regardless of your belief system, or lack thereof, every one of us can agree that there is an art to living the kind of life that provides the ultimate inner peace and satisfaction. The problem is that we are all so busy intellectualizing what that means and looks like, in regard to living the best life, that we are missing the most simple, and perfect example. All you really need to do to live the best life is already encoded in the cells of your body. Consider this: Every cell in your body works in complete surrender and selflessness for a higher purpose, which is the welfare of the whole…
  • 3 Things You MUST Do for a Healthy Marriage

    Tracy
    30 May 2015 | 7:39 am
    Every married person wants a happy marriage. So, why isn’t that happening more often? The sad truth is that many marriages never really hit the ideal happy space, after the initial honeymoon period that is. When your marriage is struggling, the first and most important thing to consider is that “I just married the wrong person” is rarely true. Sure, there are occasions that a partner will realize their spouse has toxic behaviors that inhibit a happy, healthy marriage, such as being abusive or narcissistic. Generally, the fault is that two imperfect people have come together. Then…
  • Navigating Dependencies for a Happy Marriage

    Tracy
    5 May 2015 | 4:14 am
    Quote about marriage (with permission): “It’s such hard work. I resent having to always stop and think what my spouse is feeling or thinking. I totally get that whole “ball and chain theory.” This is from a client who has been married for quite some time and obviously feeling restricted. As we talked, we explored how everyone who is married, has children, has a family, friends or a boss is bound to feel that way at times, and especially under certain situations and perspectives. Marriage is typically the relationship that brings these feelings out the most as it is the most intimate…
  • Isn’t it Time to Get Your Marriage Out from Under the Bus?

    Tracy
    25 Apr 2015 | 11:30 am
    Isn’t it Time to Get Your Marriage Out from Under the Bus? Why do men die before their wives? They want to. A woman inserted an ad in the classifieds: HUSBAND WANTED. Next day she received a hundred letters. They all said the same thing: YOU CAN HAVE MINE. A wedding is just like a funeral except that you get to smell your own flowers. Ah, all those little marriage zingers! Aren’t they fun? They help you fit in better with “the guys” or girlfriends. Perhaps they even help you feel better, by “innocently blowing off steam. They improve your self-confidence (sarcasm intended). I mean…
  • Here’s A Quick Way to Live a Happier Life

    Tracy
    4 Apr 2015 | 3:57 am
    Take a deep breath in – deep down into your belly, hold it for just a moment, and release it slowly and fully through your mouth. This is your starting point. Can we agree that no matter who you are or what is going on around you, in this exact minute, you are here and you are alive? That is all you need for unlimited possibilities. Does that thought create instant fear or feelings of resistance? That is okay. Just take another deep breath in and out and tell yourself that you have no idea where this is going. Read on… Consider for just a moment that no matter what has happened in…
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  • Personal Experimentation: How To Lose Weight Even If You Are Working 12 hours A Day

    vincent@healthmoneysuccess.com (Vincent)
    31 Aug 2015 | 10:47 am
    We are working longer hours in our modern society and we would wear the badge of honour for hard work to stand out among our colleagues. In my sales role, it is common to work 12 hours work day. With a 12 hours work day, it is easy to start to lose track of the things that are important in my life.Gaining Weight Without FailureAfter 3 years of working in the corporate world, my weight ballooned from 72kg to 82.5kg. The gain of 10 kg is taking a toll on my overall physical health. I don’t feel as energetic before and I find that it is much harder to stay focus and sharp on my work.I decided…
  • The Miracle Morning Challenge

    vincent@healthmoneysuccess.com (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@healthmoneysuccess.com (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@healthmoneysuccess.com (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@healthmoneysuccess.com (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…
 
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  • loving your self : a brand new self-love workbook

    positively present
    31 Aug 2015 | 5:23 am
       There’s only one relationship you’ll have every single day of your life for the rest of your life — the relationship you have with yourself. It’s one of the most important relationships you possess, but many of us don’t take the time and effort to make it a loving, empowering experience. Most of us fail to prioritize self-love because we don't know we should or we struggle so much with it that it feels easier to avoid the hard work. But loving yourself is essential for living a positive, present life, a life in which you can experience true happiness, acceptance,…
  • positively present picks: august 28, 2015

    positively present
    28 Aug 2015 | 5:23 am
    Source   "I believe that every single event in life happens in an opportunity to choose love over fear." Oprah Winfrey   Loopify : this cool Q&A app will get you thinking! 5 Ways to Build Positive Momentum : and improve your mindset How to Start Spreading Optimism : put the positivity to work Living Your Dreams Will Piss People Off : but do it anyway Autumn Obsession : anyone else ready for fall to begin?! Learn to Let Go : this is such an inspiring read Rifle Paper Co. Pencils : I cannot wait till these are for sale  3 Effective Ways to Beat Procrastination :…
  • 32 and still growing up: what I know so far

    positively present
    24 Aug 2015 | 5:23 am
      Yesterday, I celebrated my thirty-second birthday, and reflecting on the past 365 days has reminded me what a crazy good/bad year it's been. I faced a big-time break-up last August. I moved to a new apartment in November. I attended my first meditation retreat in January. I learned about loving without expectation. My book was published in March, which was a lifetime dream come true.  I underwent surgery in July. I had some serious disappointments and some majorly uplifting moments. It's been a year of big change, of feeling like a grown-up and also feeling like I…
  • positively present picks: august 21, 2015

    positively present
    21 Aug 2015 | 5:23 am
    Source   "Today is the oldest you've ever been, and the youngest you'll ever be again." Eleanor Roosevelt   Feeling 32 : turning 32 this weekend + this makes me laugh 5 Powerful Ways to Free Yourself from Negativity : get rid of it!  Radical Self Guide to Surviving a Break-Up : great self-love advice Unicorn Poop Cookies : because . . . why not? ;) 25 Ways to Bring More Peace Into Your Life : I love #13 Chat with Your Future Self : whoa. this website is cool. 3 Steps to End Self-Sabotage : save yourself from yourself Myths That Can Kill Even the…
  • coloring is the new meditation + free coloring pages!

    positively present
    17 Aug 2015 | 5:23 am
    Image Source   All my life I've been obsessed with coloring. As a toddler, I loved it so much, I even took to drawing under the dining room table (something I'm sure my parents loved). Even as a teenager, when I was way more into boys and parties than being creative, I still loved to color. In fact, I can remember coming home after a night of partying and sitting cross-legged on my bed with my best friend, crayons and blank sheets of paper scattered around us. As an adult, I've found solace in coloring. It's something I return to again and again, especially when…
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  • Pallet Wood Porch Repair

    Asante George
    22 Aug 2015 | 1:23 pm
    Woohoo! Today I figured out how to dismantle pallets! I’ve been trying for ages to deconstruct pallets so that I can reuse the wood. In the past, I’ve always damaged the wood trying to pry it apart. I can’t figure out how to describe my technique in words without pictures, so I’ll have to write a post about my pallet dismantling method in the future. I used my pallet wood to begin repairing my front porch. The picture with this post features my high-tech pallet prying/porch building kit which includes a hand saw, hammer, and old siding nails. Also pictured here is my…
  • Making A Simple Lattice Skirt For Our City Homestead

    Asante George
    22 Aug 2015 | 7:34 am
    Last week I began buying lattice panels from Lowe’s in order to make a skirt to cover the crawl space under our house. Each panel cost just under $12. I screwed the lattice to the bottom of our siding with 3/4 inch long screws. I like to use the crawl space to store materials, so I wanted to keep the screws short and easy to remove. I’ve almost completed both sides of our house, and I’m really happy with the outcome. It was a simple, affordable project that really paid off aesthetically. Photos by Asante George tags: city homestead, homestead in the city, Asante George
  • Constructing Raised Beds for Free Neighborhood Food

    Asante George
    20 Aug 2015 | 4:54 pm
    Today I began constructing raised beds for the area between the street and the sidewalk in front of my house. I plan to fill them with really good soil and plant organic veggies and fruit for folks in my neighborhood to pick. A couple of days ago I measured the area that I want to cover with raised beds, then I went to Lowes and purchased several untreated 2x6s and had them cut to the lengths I needed. The cost for my lumber was around $30 As I was laying the lumber out to envision the frames, one of my neighbors riding by on a bicycle suggested that I position the lumber against the curb…
  • Our City Homestead And I Are Solar Charged!

    Asante George
    19 Aug 2015 | 5:36 am
    The picture accompanying this post features the newest solar addition to our homestead. It’s a 400 watt premium monocrystalline kit from Renogy Solar. We’ve had it for several weeks now. I haven’t mounted our new panels on our roof yet, so each day I prop them against the west side of our house to charge our 12 volt sealed lead-acid batteries. This morning I’m up early, and our panels are catching the first rays of morning sun. I have our solar panels to thank for my burst of morning energy. Because we are collecting more power, I’ve been able to run our juicer…
  • 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 www.growingpower.org This interview is reposted with permission from Future Primitive www.futureprimitive.org
 
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  • Living with Negative People: Owning Your Nature and Growing Despite Them

    Brenda Knowles
    28 Aug 2015 | 1:00 pm
    She never even knew she had a choice and that’s what happens When the only voice she hears is telling her she can’t You stupid boy Oh, you always had to be right but now you’ve lost The only thing … Continue reading →
  • Part II: Introverts and Withdrawal: Why It’s Important to Limit It

    Brenda Knowles
    21 Aug 2015 | 2:41 pm
    Last week I wrote about my deep need to withdraw . It’s been an especially difficult summer with my mother’s illness and eventual death, but this season is often stressful for me anyway because my children are home from school. I would not … Continue reading →
  • Introverts and Withdrawal: Why We Do It

    Brenda Knowles
    14 Aug 2015 | 1:15 pm
    Last week, I had an overwhelming desire to withdraw from everything. Like the mustard-hued sludge the EPA workers inadvertently released down the Colorado River, my emotions colored and flooded my mind. My mother’s recent death; the humbling number of edits necessary … Continue reading →
  • What I Learned from My Extroverted Mother: How to Honor Someone’s Need to be Needed

    Brenda Knowles
    7 Aug 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Heaven on a tandem bike My man and I had the most enchanted date. We rode his tandem bike to Minnehaha Falls, waving and ringing the bike bells (one on each handlebar) at everyone we passed. Did you know EVERYONE … Continue reading →
  • Why There Will Be No Post This Week

    Brenda Knowles
    31 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Hello My Dear Friends, There will be no post this week on space2live. My lovely mom’s suffering (from the symptoms of ALS) ended last Saturday. She passed away peacefully with a smile and a tear before she took her last … Continue reading →
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  • How We Manifested Our $2.1 Million Dollar Home

    27 Aug 2015 | 10:52 pm
    In celebration of some incredible people manifesting some amazing things in The $100k Experiment (hint: 50 pounds, a $1200 trip to Fiji and a load of great money making opportunities!) I want to share with you how we manifested our $2.1 million dollar rental home earlier this year. Yes that's the view from our bedroom!It all began with the viewing on New Years Eve.Who views a house on New Years Eve you ask?No one.Except the people bonkers enough to do it.. AKA us.We knew that January was a busy time for people looking for rentals, with new students starting their semesters and newcomers…
  • How Marie Forleo "Humiliated" Me

    23 Aug 2015 | 9:35 pm
    It was the lowest point in my life.I was broke, jobless and living at home with my Mother.Scarcity had wriggled it's way into the depths of my subconscious and I could feel it's claws tightening it's grip.I didn't know what to do. I was helpless. I felt like less of a person because I had no purpose, no income, no connection to anyone, nothing. I was making mini droplets of income through my blog at the time - $20 here, $80 there - but even then it seemed like everyone around me had wrapped a scarcity bag around their heads too.There was one day I remember fondly where I needed a haircut - a…
  • An Amusing Lesson on Defining My Ideal Day

    16 Aug 2015 | 2:34 am
    She looked me up and down as if I had emerged out of the eighteenth century a orphaned pick-pocket."Are you wanting to eat here?" she asked, with a puzzled expression and a hint of condescension in her tone.After three three hours of hiking around the island, with chunks of clay stuck to my shoes, dried sweat-now-salt layered on my face and an outfit of walking tights and a fleece sweater, I wasn't exactly dressed for lunch in a hoity-toity restaurant."Yes please!" I said, ignoring her subtle condemnatory glare.I found my table outside in the sun, overlooking the beach.After I had…
  • How to Run a Rampage of Appreciation for Money

    8 Aug 2015 | 4:15 am
    Tomorrow I delete myself from the world... for four days.No technology.No distractions.No human contact.And a part of what I'll be doing while I'm away - since I'm gonna have sooooooo much god damn time on my hands - is to get back into practising rampages of appreciation.Back in 2010, when I was a total groupie to Abraham Hicks, I used to recite the money rampage below every single day.At first I felt like a complete nut case dork, but each day that I did it I noticed I started to feel better and believe it just a little bit more. It didn't seem like I had been reciting the rampage all…
  • 39 Money Affirmations That Work!

    31 Jul 2015 | 9:53 pm
    It's the 1st of August!!!!!! Why am I going ape shit about it?A few reasons actually.It's the house of Leo (best star sign ever).It's the birth month of Myself, my Mother, Father, Sister and Partner. Talk about quintuple the fun!It's also the month I begin a 30 day money cleanse.I think using your birthday to cleanse yourself mentally or physically is a wildly underused idea. There's a lot of positive energy hanging around you that you can bounce off during this period. So why the hell wouldn't you want to use it?While I'm working through my cleanse, I'll be adding these affirmations to my…
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  • New Orleans–floods and Katrina

    Tanya A. Goodman
    29 Aug 2015 | 3:05 pm
    Years ago I worked in New Orleans and lived just west of the city in Jefferson Parish. I remember one week that had been particularly exhausting mentally.  I really was glad to see Friday. After work on Friday my ritual was to stop at my neighborhood carry out for dinner and go home to eat and relax. Carry out food in New Orleans is rarely disappointing. I arrived home as it began to rain. There was no hurricane or tornado – just a lot of rain. Steadily it came down, for hours, never missing a beat. The jazz on the radio provided a soft backdrop to the rainy evening. The constant patter of…
  • Aim high, persevere, succeed

    Tanya A. Goodman
    12 Aug 2015 | 8:20 pm
     Aim at a high mark and you will hit it. No, not the first time, not the second time and maybe not the third. But keep on aiming and keep on shooting for only practice will make you perfect. Finally, you’ll hit the bulls-eye of success. — Annie Oakley, born August 13, 1860             Photo: The Annie Oakley Center Foundation, Inc.  
  • Instinct for renewal

    Tanya A. Goodman
    2 Aug 2015 | 9:39 pm
    There is in us an instinct for newness, for renewal, for a liberation of creative power. We seek to awaken in ourselves a force which really changes our lives from within. And yet the same instinct tells us that this change is a recovery of that which is deepest, most original, most personal in ourselves. To be born again is not to become somebody else, but to become ourselves. – Thomas Merton from “Christian Humanism” in Love and Living. Photo: Jerry Solomon|Dreamstime
  • 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…
 
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  • Is Finding Your Balance Point A SMART Way To Live?

    Kathy Gottberg
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Anything that reveals why people do what they do, or what moves us to act or not, fascinates me. That’s why reading or listening to motivational or success authors and/or speakers is something I’ve done most of my adult life. … Continue reading → You're reading Is Finding Your Balance Point A SMART Way To Live? 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+!
  • 10 Lessons About Life I’ve Learned By Blogging

    Kathy Gottberg
    21 Aug 2015 | 5:50 am
    Most of the time I think I am one of the most fortunate and privileged persons on the planet because I get to write and do what I love all the time.   I began writing seriously back in the mid-eighties … Continue reading → You're reading 10 Lessons About Life I’ve Learned By Blogging 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+!
  • Releasing The Need To Control What Is

    Kathy Gottberg
    14 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Several weeks ago Thom came across a quote by author and speaker Eckhart Tolle that said, “Non-resistance, non-judgment, and non-attachment are the three aspects of true freedom and enlightened living.” Since then, we’ve been toying with that idea to see … Continue reading → You're reading Releasing The Need To Control What Is 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+!
  • Nine Things To Celebrate About The Precious Nature of Water

    Kathy Gottberg
    7 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Chances are good that you’ve heard that California is in the midst of a severe four-year drought. If you don’t live here you might not think that has anything to do with you. But if you live in the U.S., … Continue reading → You're reading Nine Things To Celebrate About The Precious Nature of Water 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+!
  • What Do We Really NEED To Be Happy?

    Kathy Gottberg
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Years ago, Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy Of Needs was a popular way of understanding human motivation and ourselves in general. His work was one of the first to look at what allowed people to thrive, rather than struggle in dysfunction, and … Continue reading → You're reading What Do We Really NEED To Be Happy? 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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  • Monday Morning Motivation: 08.31.15

    Jake
    31 Aug 2015 | 6:30 am
    Our best collection of fitness, business, sports, & life motivational quotes & images for you.   The post Monday Morning Motivation: 08.31.15 appeared first on Compete Every Day Blog.
  • Why Do You Work?

    Melisa Aguilar-Rehm
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:30 am
    A few weeks ago I heard a very inspiring/insightful message from a guest speaker at church, Bill Jones, on the topic of work. He started off with the question, “Why do we work?” and went on to list various faith-based reasons of why we should work. Aside from the obvious fact that we were all indeed created to work; he expressed that work not only forms the foundation for faith, but it is also a daily act of our faith. Why do we work? Why do we compete? For many the answer lies in the monetary rewards, the accolades we acquire, the trophies and medals we collect on our shelves. For…
  • Monday Morning Motivation: 08.24.15

    Jake
    24 Aug 2015 | 6:30 am
    Our weekly collection of the best motivational quotes & images.    The post Monday Morning Motivation: 08.24.15 appeared first on Compete Every Day Blog.
  • Compete Recipe of the Week: Back to School Breakfast Roundup

    Melisa Aguilar-Rehm
    19 Aug 2015 | 6:30 am
    Our goal is always to help you Compete for your life. Every month, we’ll share 1-3 of our favorite recipes for quick, tasty, and healthy, food to help you better Compete for your health.   The back to school season is among us. For many that means early mornings rushing children to school, longer traffic commutes, and little time to sit down and enjoy a nutritious breakfast. We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially if you’re a competitor. You need brain food and energy to sustain morning meetings, workouts, and everything in between. Yet, this is…
  • Strike the Balance

    Christine Reppa
    18 Aug 2015 | 6:30 am
    There are two kinds of physical injuries. There is the obvious snap that occurs when something seriously goes wrong, and then there’s the gradually developed, day-after-day injury that worsens over time until it’s bad enough that you are forced to do something about it. The latter is way more common. I recently went to a specialist about a shoulder injury. I was explaining my pain and what I thought was causing it. At one point I started to mention how weird it was that “all of a sudden” this injury showed up. He interrupted me. It didn’t just all of a sudden appear, he said. It was…
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  • What are Idea Cards?

    Stacia Pierce
    27 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    Succeeding in business is about always being ahead of the game. To remain relevant, to stay on the cutting edge, we need fresh ideas and innovative inspiration. New, big ideas are the foundation of new ways of doing business, new products, new services, new streams of income, new marketing and advertising strategies – they all […] The post What are Idea Cards? appeared first on Stacia Pierce | Life Coach 2 Women.
  • 3 Ways To Succeed In Business By Investing In Yourself

    Stacia Pierce
    20 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    Many entrepreneurs feel stuck. They want to grow their business. They want to make more money. They want to make a bigger impact. They want more people to experience their amazing products and services. They have big aspirations, but time passes and they don’t have the progress and success they hope for. When you feel […] The post 3 Ways To Succeed In Business By Investing In Yourself appeared first on Stacia Pierce | Life Coach 2 Women.
  • Why Entrepreneurs Need Ideas to Grow Their Business

    Stacia Pierce
    13 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    Ideas are the beginning points of all fortunes. Many years ago, I discovered that ideas are the key to increase. Whenever I’ve been stuck in my business, or looking for the next step to take, I use my idea generation method to stir up my creativity and come up with my next business breakthrough project. […] The post Why Entrepreneurs Need Ideas to Grow Their Business appeared first on Stacia Pierce | Life Coach 2 Women.
  • What is Success Mastery?

    Stacia Pierce
    6 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    With the launch of our 2015-2016 Success Mastery Academy just weeks away, I’ve been getting one question a lot lately – “What exactly is Success Mastery?” This program is a work of love for me. I’ve poured everything I have into it to empower others to succeed in business. I want to tell you about […] The post What is Success Mastery? appeared first on 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.
 
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  • Why Exercise Is The Best Medicine

    Dr. Greg Wells
    24 Aug 2015 | 6:32 am
    You’re likely aware that exercise is good for you, and you’ve probably done a workout or two in your time. But despite your interest and practice, I’ll bet there have been a few times when you’ve struggled to get to the gym or out for that run. I’ll also bet that your mind has begged you to slow down or take extra rest during a tough workout. To help you get to the gym, out for a run or on your bike, and to do your absolute best while there, I thought I’d share the physiological science behind the power of exercise. Over the years of working with athletes at all levels, I’ve…
  • 6 Powerful Steps to Stop Worrying and Start Living

    Jonathan Alpert
    23 Aug 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Worry: it’s what keeps many people awake at night and annoyingly gnaws away at them as they try to work, enjoy life, and relax. Unrelenting anxiety and fear can be debilitating and drain you of energy – emotional and physical. For many, this worry has become habit and automatic. However, like other habits and behaviors, it can be changed. People who worry a lot aren’t able to enjoy themselves. They aren’t able to focus on goals and pleasure. Life for them often feels draining, monotonous, and lacks pleasure. Simply put: they aren’t happy. This is how to stop worrying and start…
  • How To Have Courage (Even When You’re Afraid)

    Patrick Bet-David
    22 Aug 2015 | 6:30 am
    What is courage, exactly? Well, according to the dictionary, it’s “the mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear or difficulty.” In other words, you have to have it if you want to do something special in your life. It’s a common thread among all the greats. The Courageous Greats Throughout history, everyone who achieved the impossible has been courageous. Martin Luther King had it to stand up for equal rights in the 1960s. Billy Graham had it to take God’s message into totalitarian dictatorships like Communist Russia, Eastern Europe and…
  • 5 Steps To Being Super Productive Every Day

    Anne Grady
    16 Aug 2015 | 6:30 am
    When I started at my job, I worked for more than six months before I made a single dime. And it was entirely my fault. Like a lot of people, I was extremely busy, but not always extremely productive. In any area of your life, there are some essential steps you must take if you want to get things done—and get them done quickly. Here are the five steps to being super productive, every single day. How You Can Get Everything Done In Record Time 1. Identify your high-payoff activities When I stopped and looked at how I was spending my time, it seemed like I was spending it wisely. But there was…
  • 8 Bedtime Hacks: A Cheat Sheet For Getting A Good Night’s Sleep

    Dr. Michael T. Murray
    16 Aug 2015 | 4:30 am
    Everything seems better after a good night’s sleep, doesn’t it? In helping my patients deal with stress, anxiety, depression, or low energy levels, my first goal is always to try to improve their quality of sleep. It’s a great quick fix to feeling better. The key question is this: do you feel rested or tired when you get up? When we get enough good-quality sleep, we should ideally wake up feeling refreshed. Think of a time in your life when you did not sleep well for a few days. Were you more easily stressed? Maybe you were irritable or easily angered. For sure, your energy…
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    The Law of Attraction Library

  • Attracting a Soul Mate

    Richard Ingersoll
    30 Aug 2015 | 8:57 am
    There is a lot of buzz around the Law of Attraction. Many of you are looking for ways to attract money into your lives. But just as passionate are those of you looking to attract love. You can certainly attract a soul mate using the Law of Attraction. Let’s discuss how to do so. First and foremost, let’s discuss the primary parts of the Law of Attraction. First, we visualize our desire as though we are there, it has manifested, and we are ecstatic. Then, we leave the universe alone to do the work. Finally, we accept the desire as it is actually manifested into our lives. The important…
  • Be an Excellent Communicator with NLP

    Richard Ingersoll
    28 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
    Neuro-linguistic programming or NLP is one of the most powerful applied psychology systems anyone with keen interest in the communication and persuasion fields can do to improve his convincing powers. Knowing exactly how people communicate will enable you to see the real matrix of communication, whether in person, via phone or any other electronic means such as email, texting and online chatting. Rapport Rapport occurs when individuals synchronize into the same frequencies, where they clearly understand and empathize with what the other person is saying or where he is coming from. When you…
  • What to Teach Your Kids about the Law of Attraction

    Richard Ingersoll
    23 Aug 2015 | 8:34 am
    Whether you believe in the power of the universe or the New Thought Movement from history or not, the power of positive thinking is something that you certainly can’t deny, and it’s something that you definitely want to teach your kids. But what to teach your kids about the Law of Attraction? What is the Law of Attraction? Before you can teach your kids anything, of course, you have to know about it yourself. So let’s start by talking about what the Law of Attraction actually is. Basically, it’s a theory created and influenced by thinkers like Thomas Troward and William Walker…
  • The Power of Thought

    Richard Ingersoll
    16 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    from “Your Heritage” by Walter C. Lanyon Which was first: the egg or the birds? The flower or the seed? You have but to resolve the whole thing into thought to find that first of all, before either flower or seed, bird or egg, was the idea, which rested in the mind of God. For we know that these .things were formed and created out of the invisible “substance of things hoped for.” All about us is this invisible unformed substance Mind from which Jesus drew that which He needed, by first forming the desire into an$ idea and impressing this or pressing this out, to…
  • Gratitude: The Secret to Changing Your Life

    Richard Ingersoll
    9 Aug 2015 | 7:41 am
    The largest obstacles standing in our way when we begin attempting to utilize the Law of Attraction are our current habitual thought processes.  Whether we realize it or not, most of us focus solely on our lacks, our wants, (also translated as “things we don’t have” or “lack”), and on the things that irritate us or stand in our way.  This is largely counterproductive, as what we are magnetizing is more lack and more irritation. There is a fantastic trick to altering our mode of thought in a more positive, abundant direction.  This is the process of gratitude. Take a moment and…
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    Squirrelosophy–Life by Bob the Squirrel

  • cole slaw

    bobtsquirrel
    31 Aug 2015 | 2:29 am
    there's more to bob than just a pretty tail...SQUIRRELOSOPHY! also check out the main site...BOB THE SQUIRREL! — Lots of links: InstagramBob 365 digital download NOW AVAILABLE! Become a Patron of the Arts! The Bob the Squirrel PATREON page BOB on YouTube Bob the Squirrel Instagram! BOB THE SQUIRREL BOOKS TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO GET […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post cole slaw appeared first on Squirrelosophy–Life by Bob the Squirrel.
  • the reasons aren’t important…

    bobtsquirrel
    28 Aug 2015 | 3:58 am
    there's more to bob than just a pretty tail...SQUIRRELOSOPHY! also check out the main site...BOB THE SQUIRREL! — Lots of links: InstagramBob 365 digital download NOW AVAILABLE! Become a Patron of the Arts! The Bob the Squirrel PATREON page BOB on YouTube Bob the Squirrel Instagram! BOB THE SQUIRREL BOOKS 25% OFF ALL BOB BOOKS UNTIL THE […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post the reasons aren’t important… appeared first on Squirrelosophy–Life by Bob the Squirrel.
  • feeling emotions…

    bobtsquirrel
    26 Aug 2015 | 2:37 am
    there's more to bob than just a pretty tail...SQUIRRELOSOPHY! also check out the main site...BOB THE SQUIRREL! If the Mariah Carey song from the 90’s is now stuck in your head because of this post title… my work today was not all in vain. Love you all! — Lots of links: InstagramBob 365 digital download NOW AVAILABLE! […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post feeling emotions… appeared first on Squirrelosophy–Life by Bob the Squirrel.
  • a little fur to end it…

    bobtsquirrel
    25 Aug 2015 | 4:35 pm
    there's more to bob than just a pretty tail...SQUIRRELOSOPHY! also check out the main site...BOB THE SQUIRREL! So, #petalTuesday has been fun. Not nearly as fun for me as it was for Bob. In case you didn’t know, he’s got a thing for sunflowers. Hope you’ve enjoyed it too. The last one leaves little to the imagination… […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post a little fur to end it… appeared first on Squirrelosophy–Life by Bob the Squirrel.
  • Turkey or Peacock?

    bobtsquirrel
    25 Aug 2015 | 1:30 pm
    there's more to bob than just a pretty tail...SQUIRRELOSOPHY! also check out the main site...BOB THE SQUIRREL! Bob the Squirrel playing with sunflower petals re-imagining himself as a rabid turkey or a vastly misinformed peacock… #petalTuesday continues! The post Turkey or Peacock? appeared first on Squirrelosophy–Life by Bob the Squirrel.
 
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  • Weekend Inspiration

    29 Aug 2015 | 9:50 am
    Kevin and I are having a fun Saturday morning making a few different appetizers for a BBQ this afternoon - all of them with bacon!  We'll see how they taste but so far, they're looking pretty good.  Hope you have a good one, and here are a few fun links from around the web....Your dreams are waiting for you4 ways to feel more lovedThere is courage in being vulnerableFreedom from the past is only a thought awayWhy exercise is the best medicineSeeing your value12 little known laws of mindfulness (that will change your life)Before attaining success you must do thisAnd, summer almost…
  • A Hidden Perk Of Walking The Dog

    25 Aug 2015 | 8:05 am
    Without a doubt, I've known that walking my dog, Cody, is great exercise.  Yesterday, after a day of things not going quite right, I also found that walking the dog was a catalyst for happiness.It was interesting to notice the transformation as I decided to strike out on a longer walk than usual with Cody.  As we started out, I was still feeling tense from issues at work and trying to figure out the best way for me to deal with the issues. Feeling overwhelmed by trying to find a solution, I decided to let it go and be present for the walk.  Occasional thoughts of what wasn't…
  • Have A Great Weekend

    15 Aug 2015 | 9:15 am
    We're just back from Boston and we had amazing weather! It had been awhile and walking the Freedom Trail AND catching a baseball game at Fenway Park were still big highlights for me.  What are you up to this weekend?  Hope it's filled with adventure....and here are a few fun and inspirational links from around the web....The cutest things about baby hedgehogs?  Their tiny sneezesWhy don't I live on one of these islands again?Are you having a moving through jello day?How to see today in a new lightStand in your discomfort with comfort6 tips for learning hard lessonsThe…
  • In The Midst Of Outrageous Gratitude

    12 Aug 2015 | 8:01 am
    Being appreciated is nice.  I always feel good when someone says a simple "Thank you".  But - expressing my own gratitude has been the real secret to keeping my energy high and allowing the flow of good into my life.I used to feel a bit phony when I would express my thanks to the Universe for a positive outcome I had prayed about, almost as if I was groveling to get something and, by appreciating what I received, I was even weaker and more needy.  Or worse, saying 'Thank you' became an automated chore, an immediate response that was required in certain situations - not a…
  • What Is Mine To Do?

    8 Aug 2015 | 12:52 pm
    When I first started learning about the ability to 'change my thinking and change my life', it was fascinating to see the possibilities and the potential.  And, little by little, I started seeing the evidence of my manifestations - a free cup of coffee, great seats in a busy restaurant. That could be why the spiritual practice of visualization was so powerful.  I could see the tangible results from simply picturing everything that I desired in my mind and feeling the gratitude and thrill and elation as they came into form.As I evolve in this practice, I'm finding that I'd like to…
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    Pinch Me Living with Bernadette Logue - Unleash Personally & Professionally

  • Changing Habits & Breaking Old Patterns

    Bernadette Logue
    25 Aug 2015 | 3:34 am
    No matter what method or approach you use for changing habits and breaking old patterns, in this video is one insight that is vital to your success. Tune in and apply this in your unique situation right now, to break free of what is limiting you. For practical support with applying this, and transforming yourself and... Read More Continue reading Changing Habits & Breaking Old Patterns on Pinch Me Living with Bernadette Logue - Unleash Personally & Professionally
  • How to Make a Difference in the World

    Bernadette Logue
    17 Aug 2015 | 5:06 am
    Here is one way you can make a difference in the world right now, starting today. This will bring your life a deeper sense of meaning, purpose and passion. Are you up for it? For more support on creating meaning, purpose and passion in your life, exploring your full potential while also helping humanity, below... Read More Continue reading How to Make a Difference in the World on Pinch Me Living with Bernadette Logue - Unleash Personally & Professionally
  • Calling in Your Spirit Guide Support

    Bernadette Logue
    10 Aug 2015 | 8:02 am
    How do you call in your spirit guides, speak to them, and receive support? It is much simpler than you might think. There is no need to over-complicate something that you are inherently capable of doing and that is accessible to you right now. Support is there for you, but you must ask for it and then... Read More Continue reading Calling in Your Spirit Guide Support on Pinch Me Living with Bernadette Logue - Unleash Personally & Professionally
  • Guided Meditation for Dealing with Uncertainty

    Bernadette Logue
    4 Aug 2015 | 4:30 am
    Get inner peace, clarity and faith during times of uncertainty in your life with this guided meditation. It is important to know that uncertainty is not bad, and there is nothing to fear. This guided visualisation process will support you to walk ahead feeling empowered, trusting and graceful. To get your own copy of this... Read More Continue reading Guided Meditation for Dealing with Uncertainty on 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
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  • 21 Paper Birds By Nature Lover Diana Beltran Herrera

    Krissy S-Cabrera
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:54 pm
    Paper birds are creations done by nature lover and artist Diana Beltran Herrera. She uses materials that are easy to find, applying simple techniques without complicated tools. But for this Colombian, her paper birds are not just works of art. It has stories to tell. Her love for nature started when she was a little girl. She remembers that as a child her father took her for visits to her grandmother’s farm. From then on she discovered her passion for the environment. As Diana grew her sentiments did not change. Her curiosity only deepened. Living in Bogota she developed an The post 21…
  • Mireille Dagher Bridal Collection: Styled Like Royalty

    Krissy S-Cabrera
    26 Aug 2015 | 11:19 pm
    Glamour and beauty is how one would describe the Mireille Dagher bridal collection. Timeless and feminine in every aspect. Her wedding dresses makes you feel like royalty while walking to the altar. Who doesn’t want to look great on their wedding day? Every woman looks forward to this surreal experience. Picture yourself wearing an ivory ball gown and a lace veil.What you see in the mirror is a stunning and regal bride. This is how you’ll feel in a Mireille Dagher wedding dress. Her designs lean more towards the classic and structured. It is a collection of conventional pieces in The post…
  • 3d Pencil Drawings Art That Tricks The Eye

    Krissy S-Cabrera
    25 Aug 2015 | 8:42 pm
    3d pencil drawings art seems to have bounced off the page and can grab your attention. This is how it is presented, appearing to have a life of its own. I know you might have seen several sketches like this. But have you ever wondered how it’s done? I’m no artist and I’m not even good at drawing. Nevertheless, I’m curious. And I know you are too. We don’t have to try our hand at it. Just learn a few things. This is to have a better understanding of the basic concepts. First things first, let’s look at the elements of The post 3d Pencil Drawings Art That Tricks The Eye appeared…
  • Modular Paper Sculptures: Richard Sweeney’s Art Innovation

    Krissy S-Cabrera
    24 Aug 2015 | 9:31 pm
    How fascinating it is to see sheets of paper turned into modular paper sculptures. With paper as his medium, Richard Sweeney creates his artworks with geometric precision. Looking at Sweeney’s work it makes you wonder. How he crafted such interesting pieces? How he reflected on each idea. And being able to execute it without any fancy equipment. His humble tools consist of a ruler, cutter, and some glue. The result is not at all simple but a complex three-dimensional design. He was born in Huddersfield, England but now based in Wakefield. The Batley School of Art and Design opened his eyes…
  • Ice Creams Around The World In Pictures

    Krissy S-Cabrera
    24 Aug 2015 | 1:20 am
    Who can resist ice cream? I know I honestly can’t. This is one frozen delight that everybody loves. Ice creams around the world in pictures will definitely brighten anyone’s day. The young and the young at heart are fond of this creamy saccharine treat. Who wouldn’t? I always have coffee and vanilla flavors in the freezer. Two scoops on top of a sugar cone always make me smile. And you’re going to love this… There are a myriad of ice cream variations across the globe. All are different in taste, texture, and melting quality. Each kind will surely satisfy any The post Ice Creams…
 
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  • ❼ Fun at the Fair + Straight Outta Compton: Is it Safe to Watch? (VLOG #2)

    Kola
    30 Aug 2015 | 5:33 pm
    This was supposed to be a simple vlog about going to the Indiana State Fair but it turned out to be so much more. Hear the gossip and speculation 411 about the infamous straight outta Compton movie Have lunch with me in a magical garden :) And yes, my buddies and I finally make it to the State Fair in one piece This is one of those vlogs that you just have to see and smh at the end. So grab a cup of cocoa, sit back, relax, and enjoy watching. xo
  • ❼ Back to School: 5 Guaranteed Ways to Have More Money in College/University

    Kola
    17 Aug 2015 | 7:32 pm
    These 5 tips will have you laughing out loud and full of great ideas to get your money game on point well before everybody else. Enjoy! xo Prefer to Read? Click Here I’m doing this blog post because it’s back-to-school season and it seems that everywhere I turn, there’s a blog post or video about buying something. “Buy this notebook…” “Buy this pen….” “You better buy this pot…” While I can’t tell you not to but the stuff in all these blog posts and videos (don’t buy it). And I can’t tell you not to make your parents spend money on this stuff…
  • ❼ Massive Jungles, Big Fights, and Other Adventures in Panama City (travel vlog)

    Kola
    10 Aug 2015 | 3:53 pm
    There are two things that I know for sure. I had no plans of going to the jungle by myself when I decided to travel to Panama I was not expecting to get into the most hilarious fight ever with a taxi driver there Yet, both things happened and I have lived to tell the tale today! Everything and lots more in today’s video. So grab a cup of java, sit back, relax, and enjoy watching. xo Links mentioned in video Free $25 Air bnb coupon: click here My Friend Mario for tours in Panama City, Panama: click here
  • ❼ How to Avoid Small Talk

    Kola
    3 Aug 2015 | 11:58 am
    To be clear, I’m not talking about how to get better at small talk. I’m not talking about how to improve your small talk game. I’m not even talking about how to survive small talk. I’m talking about how to shut the whole operation DOWN! Prefer to Read? Click HereAs you guys know, I just returned from an impromptu trip to Panama City, Panama. On my way back into the US, I found myself seated to somebody that I can only describe as “interesting”. I kid you not when I say that this person was waiting for me to wake up from my naps so that they could start a…
  • 7 Mischievous Selfies from Traveling Alone in PANAMA!

    Kola
    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…
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    Professor Jacob Abraham

  • Conquering Depression

    Jacob Abraham
    26 Aug 2015 | 9:17 am
    What is Depression?There are normal ups and downs in lifeEveryone feels sad or has "the blues" from time to time. Sadness or downswings in mood are normal reactions to life’s struggles, setbacks, and disappointments. Depression is much more than just sadness.If emptiness and despair have taken hold of your life and won't go away, you may have depression. Depression makes it tough to function and enjoy life like you once did. Just getting through the day can be overwhelming. Some people describe depression as “living in a black hole” or having a feeling of impending doom. Some depressed…
  • Importance of Individual Resource Management

    Jacob Abraham
    17 Jun 2015 | 9:24 am
    Poverty is bad resource managementIntroductionThis study is about the importance of individual resource management.Collective resource management, as in a corporate office, is not discussed here.Every individual has resources sufficient for reaching the summit of success.It is our choice to manage the resources well and succeed or neglect and fail.For illustrating my argument I am using reference from history as cited in the Bible, a parable of Jesus and the famous quote about the African gazelle and the lion.The study is secular and no theological argument is intended.No crown is for…
  • The story of a watchman

    Jacob Abraham
    9 Apr 2015 | 6:05 am
    The story of a watchmanThe watchman I speak of is the night watchman of the ancient days. He is called watchman because he keeps watch, keeps awake, throughout the night guarding the town with its people, livestock and wealth.Time, during those days were divided into first watch, second watch etc.Thus the modern wrist watch we use got its name which was later abbreviated to watch.Watchman is the guard of the town, it's people and all precious things in the town during the night. He never sleeps.He is an image for one who waits hopefully and patiently for the dawn of success in his life.The…
  • The other side of the river

    Jacob Abraham
    24 Jan 2015 | 6:55 am
    Those who stand on the other side of the river will never comprehend your thoughts however cleverly you utter it.Think about such a situation.Two persons are standing on the opposite sides of a river. They talk the same language. They follow same gestures. They wear identical dresses. Their race is the same. They belong to the same gender. There is no plausible reason against a reasonable communication between them.Still they always fail to communicate.Communication is not just talking. It is not just showing gestures. It is reaching the other person with your thoughts. It is a meeting of…
  • Lessons from a farmer

    Jacob Abraham
    31 Dec 2014 | 10:35 pm
    A farmer indeed is a wise person. He is the bread provider of the world. Without him the world would go hungry and waste. Hence he may be called the wisest person in the world. He is wise because he knows the secret to success. He brings out success from the cursed land. He successfully uses his knowledge and skill to feed the world. He is an entrepreneur whose success is shared with the world. His success is life to the world; his failure is the death of the world.He proclaims excellent lessons for success. 1.    Faith in the laws of the UniverseThe universe has certain laws…
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  • You are a mobile worker and you must be prepared

    Carthage
    24 Aug 2015 | 1:15 pm
    You are a mobile worker and you must be prepared For my parents’ generation, work was very clear. You travelled to a particular place e.g. a factory, and you performed a set routine i.e. your job for a set number of hours. You were expected to produce a certain amount of whatever it is that you produced. Back then, individuals did not have to think about [...] Coaching Positive Performance - Eliminate Stress; Maximise Performance
  • 7 Easy ways to start thinking positively and change your life

    Carthage
    19 Aug 2015 | 3:42 pm
    7 Easy ways to start thinking positively and change your life When we try to change our lives for the better; we almost always focus on our behaviours. We think that if we change what we are doing and choose a more positive behaviour, we will see better results. In essence, this is true but it really simplifies the issue. Too often, we ignore our thoughts [...] Coaching Positive Performance - Eliminate Stress; Maximise Performance
  • Eliminating external time wasters

    Carthage
    10 Aug 2015 | 4:38 am
    Eliminating external time wasters Different people have different working styles e.g. some like to start early and finish early whereas others like to start late and work late. If you want to be as productive as possible, you need to understand how you work best and make that your daily routine. No matter what your preferred working style is, [...] Coaching Positive Performance - Eliminate Stress; Maximise Performance
  • Do others influence your decisions?

    Carthage
    6 Aug 2015 | 8:56 am
    Do others influence your decisions? Would you say that you are the type of person that is easily influenced by others? Do you find yourself agreeing just to keep the peace or to be part of the group? If so, this means that you are not really being true to yourself. You are not allowing your personality, thoughts and feelings [...] Coaching Positive Performance - Eliminate Stress; Maximise Performance
  • How to accept yourself and make yourself happier

    Carthage
    2 Aug 2015 | 10:52 am
    How to accept yourself and make yourself happier Many people speak of self confidence and self esteem as if they are the same thing but that is not true. Self confidence is action related whereby you can be confident in one area of your life but not in another. Self esteem is how you value yourself and your place in the world. There [...] Coaching Positive Performance - Eliminate Stress; Maximise Performance
 
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  • Celebrate Your Life

    wish me love
    27 Aug 2015 | 7:18 am
    Even our days of grief can be turned into days of joy if we will so let them. Most of us have days of the year that are grief days. The more we live the greater the chance that we have lost loved ones, lost our wellness, lost a meaningful opportunity or career, lost something or someone we believe should still be with us on our journey. For me, my birthday has been among those days. Gasp and hold my breath! That is typically what I do to brace myself to get through it. Thankfully I stepped into this years special day with a higher vision. Apart from the fact that I live my life in the absence…
  • Life Loves You

    wish me love
    19 Aug 2015 | 11:55 pm
    When in doubt remember that life loves you. When I hear the words Life Loves You, I think of Louise Hay. As I think of her I can remember the one and only time I have had the privilege to be in her presence and she whispered in my ear, you are not alone, as she gave me a great big hug. Her message of life’s love for us has carried me through many moments of fear and doubt and I am so happy to have discovered ways to remember that I am loved by life even in the midst of difficult situations. We often forget life loves us when in the midst of turmoil, here is how to remember and receive…
  • Let Go To Let In

    wish me love
    12 Aug 2015 | 8:52 pm
    When faced with unexpected challenges never ever give up, there is more to follow. Have you ever had a set back in your finances, career or relationships? How did you feel? Did you immediately see possibilities or instead lose hope? I myself have a tendency to catastrophize the set backs of my life and make them mean more than they really mean. This I have learned through my therapy and recovery work is a strong consequence of my childhood. Whenever I made a mistake as a kid it was made out to be a really big deal, no matter how innocent or small the mistake. I recall one night after church…
  • Ask For The Help You Need

    wish me love
    5 Aug 2015 | 10:06 am
    This one thing will lighten every difficult challenge and strengthen your connections with others. It was night and I was trying to pick myself up out of a funk. I’d been strong for several weeks but I’d been sent back into an all too familiar spiral of trying to find hope. Hope for me of late, was as they so beautifully articulate in The Prince of Egypt’s lyrics of “When You Believe”, like a summers bird, too swiftly flown away. I was low enough that I realized I had no choice, I had to ask for help. I followed my intuition and reached out to the person that…
  • Give It All You’ve Got

    wish me love
    29 Jul 2015 | 7:47 pm
    This week I had a choice to brave some waters that didn’t feel so safe or to do something that didn’t feel inline with my integrity. Those were my two choices. Be courageous or be a coward. I’m not sure it has ever been that cut and dry for me but this week it was. The experience turned out to be as uncomfortable as I thought it would be but I chose the path of courage. I got a little beat up emotionally as I was interacting with a situation where there are some wounds but I didn’t want to be the person to cause the lack of safety I was feeling to get me to do…
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    Brainwave Love

  • 8 Tips for Healing Intense Grief and Loss

    Ashton Brainwavelove
    24 Aug 2015 | 7:19 pm
    8 Tips for Healing Intense Grief and Loss   Grief and loss are something that we all face in life, regardless of who we are and how we live our lives.  If there’s one thing that we can all count on it’s that each of us will go through the grieving process more than a few times in our life, and each of us will face the pain of loss of the people and/or things that we care deeply for.  This is simply the nature of our human condition. It may be easy for some to reconcile this type of pain when we are not going through it.  But it can be incredibly difficult to reconcile this…
  • Truth and Lies of Brainwave Entrainment Revealed- What to Know Before Buying

    Ashton Brainwavelove
    13 Aug 2015 | 9:05 pm
    There are many claims being made about brainwave entrainment products.  Some of which are quite true and scientifically verifiable, and some of them border along the lines of dishonesty.  With the type of product we are looking at here, there is much gray area that is left open to be manipulated and taken advantage of. For example, yes, we can prove that brainwave entrainment actually does guide the brain into targeted brainwave states.  This much has been shown time and time again with EEG data.  It is also proven through certain experiments to get certain results, like increasing IQ,…
  • Brainwave Entrainment and Law of Attraction

    Ashton Brainwavelove
    11 Aug 2015 | 5:52 pm
    A lot of people have been asking for more specifics on how brainwave entrainment and the law of attraction work together.  I hope that this video gives some insight into why this technology is so helpful in this endeavor. Enjoy!   Remember to check out our brainwave entrainment audios and packages that we carry!  I assure you that these are of some of the highest quality and efficacy that you find anywhere. If you are REALLY looking to increase self-awareness and master life and LOA, make sure to check out our premium 7-month brainwave meditation program, The Missing Link. The post…
  • 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…
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  • Don’t Let The Language Barrier Keep You Home.

    Sangeeta
    31 Aug 2015 | 2:59 am
    I was seated at an old wooden table, in one of the proverbial, European open, road-side cafes. The evening was now dark, chilly and breezy, with persistent, musical sounding rain. Equipped with only a light jacket, I was happy for this warm, sheltered space. My apartment was at least a thirty-minute walk across the windy Novy Most bridge, in the newer part of town. With the rich, red Slovakian wine and the homely pasta plate before me, I had no complaints.The smiling waitress had been kind enough to bring an English menu and a napkin that said, “Ladies, Rio loves you.” Back home, this old…
  • Playing The Game of Life

    Sangeeta
    30 Aug 2015 | 1:11 am
    Creating an oasis of inner peace can be hard work.Actively interacting with a chaotic outer world often threatens to undo all that has been accomplished. Consequently, we may begin to minimize engagement with our environment. As a conscious, unafraid preference, this is unremarkable. However, if it arises from a fear-based avoidance, sense of inability, and or unwillingness to face difficult situations or conversations, this option will provide us little relief or growth – because our perceived provocations are but our own projections. Whether we retreat to the Himalayas or remain here…
  • 16 Clearing Statements To Address The Self-Sabotage Of ‘Inevitability’

    Sangeeta
    21 Aug 2015 | 11:17 am
    Do you find yourself restraining your enthusiasm and aspirations?  Are you half hearted in your efforts or commitments? Or does a voice at the back of your head constantly caution you to brace yourself against fear, disappointment or failure? Does it seem like you are going around in circles, playing the same record again and again? In all such situations, check to see if past experience has led you to believe that no matter what you try or do, the end result is going to be the same – you are going to face the same ‘inevitable’ outcome. There may be a variety of reasons…
  • Poems: Heart Light

    Sangeeta
    9 Aug 2015 | 7:59 am
    Below layers of anger Feigned indifference, Deeper, under bandages That became thick walls, Seemingly permanent skins Remain grief, sorrow, hurt. Wounds, some still bleeding. But beyond that Tremulously survives Raw vulnerability Rarely allowed, or seen Not the fearful end of things: Only a translucent cover, Pure, sheer light Successfully veiling. Unwrap slowly Layer after layer Persistently, gently… Until luminescence At the heart Of it all Shines forth From within
  • On Fleeing From Our Personal Monsters

    Sangeeta
    4 Aug 2015 | 3:04 am
    There are two ways to argue with reality.  One way is to wish that someone or something else were present instead of who or whatever is. That’s the one we tend to consciously ruminate over. The one that fuels our hopes, dreams, and aspirations. Drives us to positive thinking, visualizations and manifestation attempts.  Well used, it may also motivate, inspire and encourage dedicated actions, choices and behaviors that are aligned with our aspirations for our self and our world. The second way is to deeply desire for someone or something to be absent from your life. You want to make…
 
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  • Inner Peace: A tool of Happiness

    MindFuelDaily
    30 Aug 2015 | 8:47 pm
    Inner peace is the state of mind where we feel spiritually at ease and mentally at peace even while facing troubling times or events. Our inner peace becomes a tool we use to diffuse the world around us.Do you feel that others destroy your inner peace? Do you feel dragged in by the current of negative people? Do you feel as though you are drowning in chaos?  Inner peace is a fragile creation, and sometimes we allow others to destroy it. The goal is constantly defend our inner peace from the action of others?Building A SanctuaryInner peace is a frame of mind. It is also a place…
  • Being Mindful in a Big City

    MindFuelDaily
    28 Aug 2015 | 8:20 am
    When people think of meditation and mindfulness, they often picture someone sitting on a scenic mountaintop or walking on a shaded path by a gently gurgling stream. Yet people who live in big, crowded, noisy cities can enjoy the benefits of mindfulness too.Try these big-city meditation and mindfulness techniques:Practice loving-kindness meditation while walking down the street. As you walk down a busy street, be aware of the people around you. Think about how they are fundamentally the same beneath their surface traits of appearance, language, and culture.  On a deep level, all…
  • Take Control of Your Emotions

    MindFuelDaily
    27 Aug 2015 | 8:47 am
    Many people have experienced a nearly instantaneous shift in moods. One minute you're feeling good, then someone says something to you and suddenly you're taken over by anger or sadness. You don't feel in control and just have to let the emotion run its course. This is a natural process, but you can learn to step into a space where you can observe the emotion and not just react. This is your Watcher state and everyone has one. Here is how to tap into your Watcher and be less controlled by these sudden emotions.Stepping Into Your WatcherThe Watcher is in your higher consciousness where it can…
  • A Guide to Yoga Props

    MindFuelDaily
    26 Aug 2015 | 7:37 am
    With the ever increasing popularity of yoga, it is only natural that more and more yoga related products and accessories have become available in the commercial marketplace. Yoga devotees can buy everything from a $5 dollar yoga strap to $120 yoga pants. While it is easy to spend lots of money on yoga stuff, a modest investment in a few yoga props is one of the smartest yoga moves you can make. Selecting the right yoga props will do much to help you practice at home safely and effectively. Here is an overview of the most useful yoga props.Yoga StrapsYoga straps can be thought of as arm…
  • Wisdom from the Moon

    MindFuelDaily
    25 Aug 2015 | 5:49 am
    After we bid farewell to the sun each day, the moon graces us with its luminous presence at night. It may change its look as proximity to the earth and sun changes, but we can count on it being there, keeping silent vigil. Here are five things we can learn from the moon:1. Show Your True FaceThe moon does not rotate but instead continually shows the same face to the earth. Don’t be two-faced in life; live from the heart and show the world your true self with consistency, authenticity and integrity.2. Be a Good InfluenceThe moon moves the tides due to gravitational forces and keeps the…
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  • The Dumbest Advice I’ve Ever Read About Fundraising

    Briana Blair
    11 Aug 2015 | 5:05 pm
    A friend of mine suggested that I try a site called Patreon today. It’s a fundraising platform for artists and creators. I set up an account, then went looking for tips and advice on making a successful campaign. In my…
  • How To Use Rune Stones – Rune Reading Divination For Beginners

    Briana Blair
    4 Aug 2015 | 12:36 pm
    Divination, the practice of looking into the future using spiritual tools, is a part of many metaphysical systems. While not all spiritual paths believe in or use divination practices, there are many that do. Reading runes is one of several…
  • 10 Totally Practical Ways That Yoga Helps Your Life

    Briana Blair
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:28 am
    I originally got into yoga because I hated exercise and wanted to lose weight. I still hate exercise, but I’m more concerned with being healthy than being skinny now. Yoga has become something that I can’t seem to live without…
  • To All The Pro-Ana/Mia Females Out There, And Really, All Women

    Briana Blair
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:12 am
    Once upon a time, I knew Ana well. I thought she was my friend. She was my reason to get on the stationary bike every time I watched television. She had me up and moving at every opportunity, even when…
  • Disagreements On Spiritual Topics Don’t Have To Be A Big Deal

    Briana Blair
    7 Jul 2015 | 7:57 am
    I recently made a post about using binding spells. I personally believe that they’re wrong. A friend of mine however, had a different view. She thinks they’re fine and not something to worry about. She even commented about it on…
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    Programming Life

  • When Others Have Unreasonable Expectations

    Matt Catlett
    28 Aug 2015 | 8:36 am
    Ah, the unreasonable expectation. It comes disguised as demands, complaints, or sometimes just requests. It’s that insistence that the world fit some mental model, that the unfolding creation match a preconceived pattern in one’s mind. Even when we manage to overcome such expectations in ourselves and settle into simplicity and peace, simply doing our best [&hellip The post When Others Have Unreasonable Expectations appeared first on Programming Life.
  • An Ant’s Path

    Matt Catlett
    27 Aug 2015 | 7:54 am
    Reclining on a sun-dappled boulder, I observed a trail of tiny black ants with interest. A favorite metaphor for work and life, these trails. Seeing my chance, I swiped my hand across a broad section of path with no ants to see what would come next. Some of the ants paused only an instant then [&hellip The post An Ant’s Path appeared first on Programming Life.
  • The Importance of Enjoyable Pursuits

    Matt Catlett
    22 Aug 2015 | 7:43 am
    I keep myself pretty tightly organized in terms of projects and scheduling. The core of my days revolves around my family and my work, but I have many “extracurricular” pursuits – spirituality, the build of a software-as-a-service product, this blog, music, landscaping, weight loss, and so on. All these come with goals, hopes, and expectations [&hellip The post The Importance of Enjoyable Pursuits appeared first on Programming Life.
  • Wisdom To Know The Difference

    Matt Catlett
    20 Aug 2015 | 8:36 am
    “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, The courage to change the things I can, And the wisdom to know the difference.” The Serenity Prayer It’s not always easy, when lost in the ongoing struggle between ego and spirit, to know the difference between the things you can change and [&hellip The post Wisdom To Know The Difference appeared first on Programming Life.
  • Tuna for Wasps

    Matt Catlett
    15 Aug 2015 | 8:57 am
    We have a very old cat. Some of her great-grandchildren have died because of age-related disease. Other cats have come and been taken by the coyotes, bobcats, or owls. Yet on this remarkable adopted stray persists. One day I brought her a can of tuna (which decidedly shouldn’t have been bought in the first place) [&hellip The post Tuna for Wasps appeared first on Programming Life.
 
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  • Frugal Living: 10 Ways To Become A Happy Minimalist

    Barrie Davenport
    28 Aug 2015 | 6:10 am
    There were periods in my life when I didn’t have much, and I was unhappy because I wanted more. There were times when I had plenty, but I was unhappy because I felt empty. Now I have much less by choice, and I’m happier than I’ve ever been. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not suggesting that… Continue Reading… The post Frugal Living: 10 Ways To Become A Happy Minimalist appeared first on Live Bold and Bloom.
  • 75 Compelling Quotes Teaching You How To Let Go

    Barrie Davenport
    23 Aug 2015 | 11:13 am
    One of the most difficult challenges we encounter as humans is letting go. Letting go of relationships, the past, our beliefs, the status quo, our fears, our hopes and dreams, our youth, and our sense of control. Life is about change, and change is often scary and painful. We want to cling to what… Continue Reading… The post 75 Compelling Quotes Teaching You How To Let Go appeared first on Live Bold and Bloom.
  • 20 Ways To Find Your Soulmate

    Barrie Davenport
    20 Aug 2015 | 1:53 am
    I used to think it was really dopey. A soulmate? Really?? You’d occasionally spot those long-term couples still looking all goggly-eyed at each other and wonder what they were smoking. I mean, come on, relationships are hard work. At least that was my experience (and the experience of most of the couples I knew). Walk into… Continue Reading… The post 20 Ways To Find Your Soulmate appeared first on Live Bold and Bloom.
  • What Is My Passion? 10 Reasons You Need To Ask Yourself This Question

    Barrie Davenport
    17 Aug 2015 | 6:03 am
    Too many people live lives of quiet desperation. They wake up with a low level sense of dread, anxiety, or sadness. They go to their jobs and feel under-utilized, unappreciated, and underwhelmed. When they get home, they feel mentally and physically exhausted, with just enough energy to take care of the kids, fix a meal, and… Continue Reading… The post What Is My Passion? 10 Reasons You Need To Ask Yourself This Question appeared first on Live Bold and Bloom.
  • How To Change Your Life When You Feel Stuck

    Barrie Davenport
    13 Aug 2015 | 1:38 am
    Several years ago, I felt completely stuck. My oldest child had left home to pursue her dream of being a ballet dancer, and my role as a mom was winding down. My career in public relations felt stale and dissatisfying. I was at loose ends, not knowing who I was supposed to be or what… Continue Reading… The post How To Change Your Life When You Feel Stuck appeared first on Live Bold and Bloom.
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    The Miracle Forest: The Zen Smile of Mindfulness

  • How to Make the Best of Stressful Times: 7 Mindful Tips

    26 Aug 2015 | 5:56 am
    We've finally been able to carry out our plan, my husband and I, to move into a more natural area. We've been living in the city center all our lives, and we couldn't be more excited to live next to a nature reserve where the forest literally starts in our backyard.Living in the city has taught us many important lessons though. We weren't sure we'll ever be able to move to a place where we could connect with nature more, so we made our peace in the city. We were happy among the noise. We learned to appreciate the few trees surrounded by endless layers of concrete.Because happiness and peace,…
  • The Antidote for Anxiety: How Meditation Took the Place of My Anti-Anxiety Drugs

    31 Jul 2015 | 4:56 am
    Many years ago -- sometimes it feels like lifetimes -- I was carrying prescription pills in my bag everywhere I went. I was struggling with anxiety back then. I thought the pills could help me if I ever had a panic attack. Thinking back, they never really did much after a while.Weaning off of them was a nightmare. That might not be the best metaphor, since I couldn't sleep for about two weeks after I took the last one.Peace is not something you're born with -- it's something you learn. And I believe that I would not be as full of peace and joy today if I hadn't experienced the depth of fear…
  • 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…
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  • Technoconomy

    admin
    23 Aug 2015 | 8:52 pm
    Our world around us is morphing in unusual ways where we are forced to adapt to strategies and new innovations which try to rest the previous order and status quo. One most prevalent social issue which under close scrutiny is the global economy. Both our economy and computer programming isfeatured Continue reading The post Technoconomy appeared first on .
  • On the Threshold of the Future

    admin
    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

    admin
    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

    admin
    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

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    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 .
 
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  • Portrait Paintings by Kate Zambrano

    photographer
    27 Aug 2015 | 5:32 am
    A consistently wide-eyed wanderer, Kate Zambrano explores the human condition though visual stimulation.  Often coupling the standard idealization of beauty with a deep, haunting melancholy, she uses monochromatic and subtle colors in her paintings to create a genuine and simplified journey into individuality.  She works with different mediums and techniques as well as incorporating texture and drips to create an unsettling concept of what is attractive. Her work is made to bring up the emotions, ideas, and opinions of the viewer.  It forces self-exploration and internal…
  • Creative Illustrations by Steve Cutts

    photographer
    26 Aug 2015 | 7:09 am
    Steve Cutts is a talented illustrator, painter, sculptor and animator currently based in London, UK. His work is fascinating, thought-provoking and usually lends an important message. Steve doesn’t like consumerism’s hold over us, as you may be able to tell by his cartoons. He worked at Glueisobar as the main storyboard concept artist before making the leap to freelance work.
  • Digital Illustrations by Magdalena Pagowska

    photographer
    25 Aug 2015 | 9:34 pm
    Magdalena Pagowska is a talented 31 years old illustrator and conceptual artist based in Warsaw, Poland. She studied Game Graphics at Sogang University Game Education Center in Seoul, Korea.
  • Digital Illustrations by Kuldar Leement

    photographer
    24 Aug 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Kuldar Leement is a talented digital illustrator and graphic designer based in Tartu, Estonia. He is 28 years old self-educated conceptual artist currently employed at Tabasco OU, where he makes graphic design.
  • Black and White Digital Illustrations by René Campbell

    photographer
    22 Aug 2015 | 3:53 pm
    René Campbell is a talented self taught digital and traditional artist currently based in a little city Adelaide, Australia. She studies Marine Biology by day, works as a bartender by night, and draws everywhere and anywhere in-between.
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    Positively Positive

  • The Horrible Things About Being a Full Time Writer

    James Altucher
    1 Sep 2015 | 3:10 am
    First off, you lose all of your friends. But hold off on that for a second. Because it gets worse. I got thrown out of graduate school because I spent all my time writing novels that never got published. I failed five classes in a row and eventually they asked me to leave. Was it worth it? I gave up one career (computer science) for another (writing) and I got nothing published for another eleven years. So I constantly felt like a failure. And so did everyone around me. They all thought: “That guy is an idiot.” And they were mostly right. Finally, eleven years later, I got my…
  • The Surprising Gift of My Father’s Dementia

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    1 Sep 2015 | 3:05 am
    I thought that I knew empathy. I am a therapist and empathy is something I use on a daily basis. I teach about it. I write about it. I try to live it every day. I THOUGHT THAT I KNEW EMPATHY. Empathy by definition is putting yourself in someone else’s shoes and seeing the world from their perspective. A few years ago, my Dad was diagnosed with Parkinson’s with Dementia. MY DAD, my larger than life Dad got diagnosed with a disease that slowly, painstakingly takes away both his mind and his body. To say I am Daddy’s little girl is an understatement. I have never doubted my Dad’s love,…
  • I don’t like to gamble, but if there’s one thing I’m willing to bet on, it’s myself.

    Positively Positive
    1 Sep 2015 | 3:00 am
    Related Posts Do your own thing on your own terms and get what you came here for. It doesn’t matter if you are a woman or a man, the important thing is your determination. So often people are working hard at the wrong thing. Working on the right thing is probably more important than working [...]
  • Love 2.0: Growing Closer

    Nancy Levin
    31 Aug 2015 | 3:10 am
    Yes, it’s time. Time to stop resisting. Time now for me to write about awakening to the wellspring of love, because more importantly I know that it never could have happened had I not awakened to myself first. I often talk about honoring the space between no longer and not yet, for it’s in this liminal space that resiliency and resourcefulness are born. I spent much of last year self-resourcing. And finding resiliency in self-love. On February 25, 2014 – my forty-ninth birthday – the man I had been seeing and I decided to part. We left each other, though still very much in love,…
  • Sick of Faking It

    Christine Gutierrez
    31 Aug 2015 | 3:05 am
    Who are you? Pause. Inhale. Exhale. A couple more times. Inhale….. Exhale… Who are you? What immediately comes to my mind is what one of my best friends shared with me the other day. She told me her therapist, who is now working with one of her friends, asked this simple question on their first session: “Who are you?” She responded. A mother. Jimmy’s girlfriend. That’s it. He waited and responded, with a firm and steady voice. “So you are telling me you are just a mother and Jimmy’s girlfriend? That’s it? “Yes,” she responded.
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    Left Brain Buddha

  • 5 Ways Meditation is Like a Monet Painting

    Sarah Rudell Beach
    30 Aug 2015 | 11:00 pm
    While sitting in silent meditation, the following thought popped into my head: "Meditation kind of reminds me of Monet's paintings of the cathedral in Rouen." Seriously. Read what the Impressionists can teach us about meditation, the self, impermanence, light, sensation, perception, and the fleeting impression of NOW. The post 5 Ways Meditation is Like a Monet Painting appeared first on Left Brain Buddha.
  • Forgive me… {a giveaway}

    Sarah Rudell Beach
    23 Aug 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Forgiveness is not about weakness, or letting people off the hook. It's about giving up resentment. It's a powerful practice for healthy, joyful living. The post Forgive me… {a giveaway} appeared first on Left Brain Buddha.
  • Resources for Teaching Mindfulness to Your Children

    Sarah Rudell Beach
    16 Aug 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Probably the number one search query that leads people to my site is a variation on “how do I teach mindfulness to kids?” Which is FANTASTIC because our children need mindfulness. We ask them to pay attention! and calm down! … and we don’t really teach them how to actually DO either of those things! […] The post Resources for Teaching Mindfulness to Your Children appeared first on Left Brain Buddha.
  • Finding Balance: Are We THERE Yet?

    Sarah Rudell Beach
    9 Aug 2015 | 11:00 pm
    We talk a lot about finding balance. Entire books and magazines and websites are dedicated to finding balance. We want to slow down, have more time with our families, and more time for ourselves and our self-care. We want to do less and be more. All the while lowering our debt and getting stronger and eating better […] The post Finding Balance: Are We THERE Yet? appeared first on Left Brain Buddha.
  • 10 Mindful Summer Activities to Do With Your Kids

    Sarah Rudell Beach
    2 Aug 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Are the cries of "I'm bored!!!" getting to you? Check out this list of 10 mindful activities you can do with your kids during the dog days of summer! The post 10 Mindful Summer Activities to Do With Your Kids appeared first on Left Brain Buddha.
 
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    Every Day Getting Better

  • Replace fear of the unknown

    Ryan Wakefield
    31 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Replace fear of the unknown with curiosity. The post Replace fear of the unknown appeared first on Every Day Getting Better.
  • Simple sportsmanship

    Ryan Wakefield
    27 Aug 2015 | 8:22 am
    The Little League World Series often leaves us with great storylines.  Last year we had Mo’ne Davis, and this year – we have the sportsmanship from Uganda.  Watch and enjoy as these young men do it right.   The post Simple sportsmanship appeared first on Every Day Getting Better.
  • You Will Win

    Ryan Wakefield
    20 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    The post You Will Win appeared first on Every Day Getting Better.
  • connect the dots

    Ryan Wakefield
    19 Aug 2015 | 8:21 am
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  • are you a teammate or just on the team?

    Ryan Wakefield
    18 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    When Marcus Luttrell comes to talk, you listen.  When the man who the movie Lone Survivor was based after talks to you about being on a team, you take notes. There is a difference between being a teammate, and being on a team. Watch as Jac Collinsworth sits down for a great one on one with Notre Dame quarterback Malik Zaire, and visit about the impact that Luttrell left on a recent visit with the Notre Dame football team. The post are you a teammate or just on the team? appeared first on Every Day Getting Better.
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    Inspirational Quotes | Motivational Blog | Images | Pictures

  • 7 Ingredients To Become A Success On Your Terms

    Jeffrey I. Moore
    31 Aug 2015 | 12:11 pm
    7 Ingredients To Become A Success On Your Terms This is a guest post by Chris Bryant. If you love what you are doing and are making a comfortable living doing it, you’re a success. I know people who have worked in Building Services for decades and truly enjoy coming to work every day. They The post 7 Ingredients To Become A Success On Your Terms appeared first on Inspirational Quotes | Motivational Blog | Images | Pictures.
  • Success or DIE TRYING: EPIC Motivational Video

    Jeffrey I. Moore
    31 Aug 2015 | 11:31 am
    Success or DIE TRYING: EPIC Motivational Video This is a guest post by Gavin Montgomery. Society will trick you into believing that success is only for the chosen few, in America it is called the American Dream. But the world simply calls it a “dream”. But the truth is that anybody can have success. But success The post Success or DIE TRYING: EPIC Motivational Video appeared first on Inspirational Quotes | Motivational Blog | Images | Pictures.
  • A Guide To Erasing Bad Habits from Your Life

    Jeffrey I. Moore
    31 Aug 2015 | 11:21 am
    A Guide To Erasing Bad Habits from Your Life This is a guest post by Dr. Colleen Mullen, Psy.D., LMFT   I wrote this post from through the lens of addiction because it is so prevalent in our society and it’s one of my primary treatment focuses with my clients. I’ve seen how many people on The post A Guide To Erasing Bad Habits from Your Life appeared first on Inspirational Quotes | Motivational Blog | Images | Pictures.
  • Transforming Your Life With The 4 Secrets of Synthesis

    Jeffrey I. Moore
    31 Aug 2015 | 9:56 am
    Transforming Your Life With The 4 Secrets of Synthesis This is a guest post by John McGrail, Ph.D. It’s not a stretch to say that 21st Century, Western society is in trouble. Our culture exudes an ethos that life is supposed to be a struggle, full of challenges, trials, and tribulations. All reinforced by a seemingly endless The post Transforming Your Life With The 4 Secrets of Synthesis appeared first on Inspirational Quotes | Motivational Blog | Images | Pictures.
  • 5 Motivational Videos To Re-Energize You and Your Team

    Jeffrey I. Moore
    31 Aug 2015 | 9:33 am
    5 Motivational Videos To Re-Energize You and Your Team   For most, Monday is not the best day of the week. We crawl into work missing the weekend and cringe at the thought of tackling what feels like a bottom-less to do list. One of the easiest ways I’ve found to get myself out of The post 5 Motivational Videos To Re-Energize You and Your Team appeared first on Inspirational Quotes | Motivational Blog | Images | Pictures.
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    WhereCoolThingsHappen

  • Ceramic Sculptures That Imitate The Natural Appearance Of Decaying Wood

    WCTH
    26 Aug 2015 | 10:29 am
    Believe it or not these sculptures are made of Ceramics! Artist Christopher David White has created a cool series of […]The post Ceramic Sculptures That Imitate The Natural Appearance Of Decaying Wood appeared first on WhereCoolThingsHappen.
  • 28 of the most inspiring Animal portraits ever made

    WCTH
    25 Aug 2015 | 10:54 am
    Morten Koldby a professional Photographer from Aarhus, Denmark created a cool on-going series of stunning animal portraits. Koldby says: “The […]The post 28 of the most inspiring Animal portraits ever made appeared first on WhereCoolThingsHappen.
  • YO! The luxurious Convertible 40 sqm apartment concept

    WCTH
    24 Aug 2015 | 10:32 am
    Simon Woodroffe the man behind Yotel and the YO! Sushi chain is getting into the interior design now. He challenged […]The post YO! The luxurious Convertible 40 sqm apartment concept appeared first on WhereCoolThingsHappen.
  • 25 Incredible Images of Earth At Night from Space by NASA

    WCTH
    23 Aug 2015 | 11:29 am
    No, these are not photoshopped nor are they Computer generated, these Awesome pictures by NASA show our planet from space […]The post 25 Incredible Images of Earth At Night from Space by NASA appeared first on WhereCoolThingsHappen.
  • World’s First Glass Sky Pool will be suspended 115 feet above London

    WCTH
    21 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    If you like to swim in a pool that gives you extra chills…you must check this out. The developers at […]The post World’s First Glass Sky Pool will be suspended 115 feet above London appeared first on WhereCoolThingsHappen.
 
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    Get Motivated

  • Complaining isn't rare being thankful is..

    SADDAM POJEE
    30 Aug 2015 | 4:40 am
          It's been a long I've seen someone content in his/her life. Someone who says that whatever is there, is sufficient, is everything that person wished for.. We've been in a virtual race from the time were born till the time we face our death.       Lets just contemplate what we've expressed gratitude for. Considering my story, I just moved out of home; away from my family, friends and loved ones.. Not that there is any loved one . I now cook my own food, do my own chores but I understand now that I have not appreciated whatever I had until I lost it…
  • Life is not eternal... Knowledge is.. Preserve it..

    SADDAM POJEE
    13 Aug 2015 | 5:48 am
          What an irony it is... It's been a billion years of evolution and still we have not understood what really matters in life! What actually makes us human! What gives us the real existence.. Today I'm not gonna give you a lecture or another article that miniscule man's existence but the reality to what really matters and what really comprises of life.. Is it really the money that makes the human unforgettable, the stature that gives respect, the Grand heritage that makes someone memorable.      I'm gonna cite few examples and let's see what actually makes us…
  • 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

    SADDAM POJEE
    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

    SADDAM POJEE
    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…
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    One Mean Dream

  • What is Happiness? Part 1, Being happy about life is not being happy in life.

    Chris Rither
    30 Aug 2015 | 6:38 am
    “Mommy I’m bored,” said the 8-year-old. “O.K. Honey why don’t you play with your toys,” said the overworked mom. “But I’m tired of my toys, I don’t like them anymore,” whined the boy. “O.K. Honey, why don’t you go play outside,” said the slightly agitated mom. “But there’s no one to play with,” complained the boy. “How about watching TV,” said the now exasperated mom. “But there’s nothing on TV,” screamed the boy. “Well why don’t you help me clean the house,” said the now visibly angry mom. “But Mom it’s not fun cleaning the house.”…
  • The key to finding happiness is to stop looking

    Chris Rither
    24 Aug 2015 | 4:23 am
    The excitement in his little face was almost palpable. Inside the store was the item of his dreams – The new and improved hot wheels race track. Now with double action loopty-loops. He could hardly believe his eyes, because all this was available for this onetime special offer price of just $39.99. One could feel the energy surrounding him as he dreamed of the day he could rip open the package, and start racing his new candy-apple red dragster. Oh what joy and happiness he could have. If only he could have one for his very own. Finally, after all his anticipation, the day arrives.
  • Making more money may make you happy, but not happier

    Chris Rither
    19 Aug 2015 | 2:18 am
    It seems human nature to think we’d be happier if we could buy all the lovely things we’ve always wanted. However, current research shows the problem with this thinking. More money and more stuff does not make us happier. Jack Ma, the richest man in china, referred to his teaching experience making $12 a month as “the best life I had”. According to Ma, when you don’t have much money, you know how to spend it. But once you become a billionaire, you have a lot of responsibility. I know some of you are thinking that it’s easy for some super rich guy to feel guilty about his…
  • Mental Toughness: Finding Strength in Difficult Times

    Chris Rither
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:44 pm
    There are a number of books and articles on the process of thought, and how to strengthening our minds. Yet I believe one of the best ways is to start with our past experiences, and look for ways to change our mind-set.  Just reminiscing on our past experiences starts are brain humming. A few years ago I had my second back surgery, and still struggle with constant pain from nerve damage. The damage to my lower disks caused a neurological and muscular condition known as foot drop, which makes it impossible to extend your foot up. This causes your foot to hang down while you walk and feels…
  • 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…
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    biya-tuu blog

  • A look back

    BIYA-TUU
    31 Aug 2015 | 6:09 pm
      The second question is the most important.  The individual makes up the collective. ( Late on this. It was for Friday.  Better late than never.) See ya next time. -BIYATUU Filed under: Equality, Individuality Tagged: character, content, How are we doing?, I Have A Dream Speech, MLK
  • It’s in the question.

    BIYA-TUU
    28 Aug 2015 | 6:03 pm
    Why do we have a #BlackLivesMatter campaign? Do we have any other #EthnicityMatters campaign? The answer is in the question. If we’re so advanced and enlightened, why do we need laws against killing and theft… in 2015? The answer is in the question. Why have several authors written books about their ability to get away with breaking those laws because of their race(white) and gender (male)?  The answer is in the question. Why would someone who worked really hard to attempt to steal something from someone to write a book and audio program create fake profiles on Pinterest,…
  • Let’s just address it

    BIYA-TUU
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:57 pm
    Not sure why this topic keeps coming up. Ni idea. But, nevertheless, it’s here. So instead of beating around the bush,  let’s address it directly:  Revenge and justice.  What is the difference? We thought this would be rather obvious, but some people still don’t know the difference. So, let’s dive in and get into it. Justice  has to do with balance, Maat and balancing the scales. Revenge is often deceitful, callus and emotional. Both seem reactionary, but they carry different energies. Justice is moral. “You stole my necklace. I’m pressing charges…
  • Hmph…

    BIYA-TUU
    26 Aug 2015 | 7:07 pm
    That really didn’t happen like it was supposed to. More general and less specific plans. Far less room for deviation. See you next time. #BIYATUU  Filed under: Change Tagged: deviation
  • Nobody Knows…

    BIYA-TUU
    25 Aug 2015 | 6:49 pm
    Nobody knows why “YKK” appears on a disproportionate amount of zippers. Nobody knows why the mustard jars are sealed so tightly that you need multiple tries to  open them. Nobody knows why so few see what should be obvious to so many. Nobody knows why people think everything has to be perfect — perfect before you get started.  Then, you continue on perfectly. Nobody knows what perfect is if everyone is making mistakes — before and after they get started. Nobody can jump up do a back flip and then somersault down the road. Nobody “wakes up likes this.”…
 
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    Info Self Development

  • Broke, Smoke, Love has Enough of Chasing Life Dreams

    Tatiana
    23 Aug 2015 | 10:29 am
    Evading North Eastern Europe’s financial crisis towards a fresh start in life, Gina walked up the stairs of a small plane in a modest airport, away from her deserted town. It was dawn. Nearby, Gino carried in a suitcase, the photo album of her teenage years. He waved, a speechless goodbye. A single tear slipped […]
  • Part 2: Keep Moving through Adversity, Guided by a Bird

    Tatiana
    14 Aug 2015 | 4:06 am
    Arrived at the arena of adversity. Standing at the front of what seems to be the size of a horseracing track, horrified, Alan watched his speculations now manifest into form. The gates were metallic bars that formed a circle around the arena. In between the verticals, Alan caught a glimpse of what seemed to be […]
  • Keep Moving through Adversity, Guided by a Bird

    Tatiana
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:24 am
    On top of a cliff, Alan the man who never saw his exterior, lives among villagers. The man has never heard a word from the view below him, the neighbours said. That’s what people do; gossip, criticize, comment. In brief, they like to speculate to elevate their lowest defects. And they mostly arbitrate the unknown, […]
  • How to Educate Yourself Online for Free in 17 Places

    Tatiana
    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?

    Tatiana
    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 […]
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    Roxana Jones, Spiritual Healer and Inspirational Author

  • Transforming Paranoia into Pronoia

    roxanajones
    30 Aug 2015 | 4:44 am
    Roxana writes about her life while suffering from paranoia and how she was able to heal and practice pronoia as a new way of interpreting the world. The post Transforming Paranoia into Pronoia appeared first on Roxana Jones, Spiritual Healer and Inspirational Author.
  • Living Between Ego and Self

    roxanajones
    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

    roxanajones
    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

    roxanajones
    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

    roxanajones
    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.
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    Actspot's Blog

  • Have you learned your lesson?

    Academy for Creative Training
    22 Aug 2015 | 10:51 pm
    As children, we were largely dependent on our parents, elders and teachers to help us find our way in life especially learning life skills. Formal education, manners and etiquettes, independent and creative thinking, our morals and values, our attitudes and beliefs etc. were all strongly influenced by our elders and those whom we have come in contact with. However, with the passage of time, each individual matures and slowly weans away from this support system as a natural progression of life. The take away’s that remain with us and which we display in latter years are the lessons we have…
  • Your response to change makes the difference

    Academy for Creative Training
    17 Aug 2015 | 7:47 pm
    It is well known that change is the only constant in life and that it is imperative to adapt to change. However today we view change from a different perspective, of how it is vital for us to understand and appreciate how we respond to the challenge of change, which is forever inundating us. To begin with we need to be aware that change is a process and our response is a compulsion, a reaction or an initiative. Our response will often determine the outcome of the effect that change has on us; change either imposes itself on us or we accept it with grace or we nurture it affectionately. When…
  • Leveraging your anger

    Academy for Creative Training
    6 Aug 2015 | 7:59 pm
    All our negative qualities have possibilities of being harnessed and channelized into productive action. Negative qualities are akin to nuclear power, which is largely understood as being a destructive force because of the Atom Bomb and is unfortunately not well known for being a rich source of productive energy, used widely for generating electricity. Anger is a common enough human impulse and largely manifests itself in sudden and provocative outbursts often laced with violence and expletives. The consequences are fear, equally reactive anger, mistrust, bad blood and a breakdown of…
  • Broken crayons can still color

    Academy for Creative Training
    31 Jul 2015 | 11:08 am
    Ever thought about your favorite color? So is it blue or red or black or green or ??? Do you remember the times when as a kid, you scrawled on the walls with broken crayons you found? You may not have great artistic talent but when you get some crayon pieces, the itch to scribble, dabble with them and just experiment with the colors would be hard to resist. You don’t need a fresh set of crayons to unleash your talents; all you need is a piece of crayon and your imagination will do the rest. Have you ever visualized yourself as a multi colored crayon? Pause and look at what you are wearing.
  • 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…
 
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    M.C. Simon Writes

  • Remember your Bright Future

    M.C. Simon
    30 Aug 2015 | 1:19 pm
    Remember your Bright Future Visualization is one of the most powerful tools that we have as human beings. It creates a reality that is real, even before it manifests for us as real in the physical realm. Is this hard… Read the rest
  • Nacreous (Harmony Run Book 4)

    M.C. Simon
    25 Aug 2015 | 9:33 pm
    Hooray, it is finally release day for Nacreous! Thanks for stopping by the fabulous Release Day Blitz, organized by Book R3vi3w Tours. To kick off the blitz, here are a couple of “Fun Facts” about my writing process… I hope… Read the rest
  • The Road between Heaven and Hell

    M.C. Simon
    23 Aug 2015 | 1:27 pm
    The Road between Heaven and Hell Illustration: Jeroným Pelikovský (Čeština) These days I prepared a series of articles about the influence of music, specifically Feng Shui Music, on the Writing Act. While doing it, I had the headset over my… Read the rest
  • How To Be Happy

    M.C. Simon
    19 Aug 2015 | 11:26 pm
    How To Be Happy Udemy Course Instructor: Wendy Tomlinson Product Review by M.C. Simon This course is about you making yourself happy rather than relying on others to make you happy. The introduction is very human, and I appreciated this… Read the rest
  • 10 Takes: Pacific Northwest Writers – Perspectives on Writing

    M.C. Simon
    18 Aug 2015 | 11:49 pm
      Book Details Title: 10 Takes: Pacific Northwest Writers – Perspectives on Writing Author: Jennifer Roland Length: 160 pages Publication Date: August 2015 Publisher: GladEye Press Paperback Price: $19.95   BOOK REVIEW by M.C. Simon   10 Takes: Pacific Northwest… Read the rest
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    Creative Sol Vibrations

  • 5 Sure Shot Ways to Fend Off Your Food Cravings

    Creative Sol Vibrations
    29 Aug 2015 | 3:04 pm
    Is there a constant war in your head over deciding whether to choose that healthy snack option or delight yourself by getting one bite of that rich chocolate brownie? It’s only worse if you are on a weight loss journey and always end up getting tempted by the temptations. Luckily there are solutions for it […] The post 5 Sure Shot Ways to Fend Off Your Food Cravings appeared first on Creative Sol Vibrations.
  • Bageshwar – A Perfect Weekend Getaway from Delhi and Neighboring Cities

    Atul Chaudhary
    29 Aug 2015 | 2:12 pm
    Bageshwar is a small yet significant part of Uttarakhand. It is a spiritual place dedicated to Lord Shiva and situated on the conflux of Gomti and Darju rivers. Visit the quaint town for a relaxing vacation and pick from the best hotels in Bageshwar. Uttarakhand is the land of Gods and there are numerous places […] The post Bageshwar – A Perfect Weekend Getaway from Delhi and Neighboring Cities appeared first on Creative Sol Vibrations.
  • Tips to Make Your Home More Inviting

    Creative Sol Vibrations
    29 Aug 2015 | 1:23 pm
    Looking for ways to make your home feel more warm and welcoming? Read on for some great tips on how you can do just that. 1. Personalizing your home Incorporating your personality through DIYs or family pictures makes your home feel like it really belongs to you. After a long tiring day looking back at […] The post Tips to Make Your Home More Inviting appeared first on Creative Sol Vibrations.
  • On-Site Storage Containers – Help You To Store Things Well

    Creative Sol Vibrations
    28 Aug 2015 | 2:17 pm
    On-site storage containers can be defined as the portable containers that are specifically designed for business and commercial purposes. As you opt for the on-site storage containers, you can save a lot of your precious time as well as resources which you would have otherwise spent looking for the storage facilities that can be taken […] The post On-Site Storage Containers – Help You To Store Things Well appeared first on Creative Sol Vibrations.
  • Hill Stations Near Bangalore

    Creative Sol Vibrations
    28 Aug 2015 | 12:15 pm
    India is full of beautiful places. Surrounded by snowcapped mountains and oceans on all sides, it offers abundant beauty everywhere. One such beautiful Indian city is Bangalore. Bangalore (now known as Bengaluru) being the capital of the state of Karnataka and the IT hub of India, a lot of cosmopolitan crowd lives here. To break-free […] The post Hill Stations Near Bangalore appeared first on Creative Sol Vibrations.
 
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    Life Made to Order

  • Law of Attraction: When You’re Not Really Sure What the Hell You Want

    Kelli Cooper
    24 Aug 2015 | 7:10 am
    One of the misconceptions about the law of attraction is that you always have to be thinking about what you want, and have to figure out every last detail, lest you might not get exactly what you want; and oh God, how awful would that be? And as such, feeling like you don’t know what you want can be quite anxiety-inducing. How can things get better if I am not sure what ‘better’ looks like? How can I get stuff that will make me happy if I am not quite sure what would produce this much desired state? How can I focus when I am not sure what to focus on? This whole process can…
  • Podcast Episode #13: Law of Attraction: 5 Fears Messing with Your Energy

    Kelli Cooper
    20 Aug 2015 | 6:02 am
    Successfully applying the principles of the law of attraction means clearing out any energies that contradict what you want. And one of the most problematic energies is fear. And said fear comes in a variety of forms. Today’s podcast talks about five common ones that I think a lot of people will resonate with, and how to release these fears. I hope you enjoy it!  I also wanted to let you know about my new post on the Huffington Post all about the role of action in the attraction process. Check it out here. If you want to learn more about law of attraction, you can also find my Making…
  • Law of Attraction: Lessons Learned from Building My Blog and Business (That Apply to Anything) Pt. 2

    Kelli Cooper
    19 Aug 2015 | 6:45 am
    Welcome to part two of my musings on how I applied the principles of the law of attraction to my blogging and business endeavors. Like I mentioned in the first post, these lessons are applicable to any type of manifestation, not just business. So no matter what you have your sights set on, you’ll walk away with something to chew on for sure. But first I did want to address something in regards to what I wrote in part one. The examples I gave about how I went about things, such as not checking stats, or not feeling compelled to read up on various aspects of how to blog,etc…are not…
  • Law of Attraction: Lessons Learned from Building My Blog and Business (That Apply To Anything)

    Kelli Cooper
    17 Aug 2015 | 5:10 am
    I am so passionate about educating people about the law of attraction because learning about it changed my life dramatically. My experience has shown me over and over and over again, that by directing our focus on what we want, and away from what we don’t, we can let in more of the former and less of the latter. By engaging in some self-reflection, teasing out the beliefs that weren’t serving me, and shifting them, I created a whole new reality. Like anybody else, I am on the proverbial journey and I’ll never be done. And for the most part I have made peace with…
  • Podcast Episode #12: Law of Attraction: Are We Having Fun Yet?

    Kelli Cooper
    13 Aug 2015 | 5:52 am
    Are you a serious student of the law of attraction? Are you still buying into the idea that getting what you want is supposed to be difficult, and the ‘effort’ is what makes you worthy of receiving it? Us personal development people often fall into the trap of thinking this work is supposed to be serious all the time. After all, we are tackling some pretty big issues, and trying to create some really big things that are important to us. We are doing all this work so we can have fun and be happier. That can’t happen if fun and happiness and absent from the equation now. If…
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    Be a Light To The World:

  • 3 Crazy Things You Didn’t Know About Feeling Useless.

    Ikechi Awazie
    30 Aug 2015 | 9:42 pm
    When one realizes that his life is worthless he either commits suicide or travels. Edward Dahlberg I’m tired of feeling worthless. I’m tired of feeling hopeless. But above all, I’m tired of feeling tired. Unknown So you feel inferior and worthless all the time. You feel so useless that you … The post 3 Crazy Things You Didn’t Know About Feeling Useless. appeared first on Be a Light To The World:.
  • Why Your Story Will Always be a Bestseller

    Ikechi Awazie
    17 Aug 2015 | 3:22 am
    One of the strangest thing in the publishing world is when authors wait to be picked by the gatekeepers.  To be a Bestselling author, you must be bestowed such honor either by big publishers, celebrity authors or some standard award body. Strange isn’t it? that an author needs the validation … The post Why Your Story Will Always be a Bestseller appeared first on Be a Light To The World:.
  • Against All Odds: A Quadriplegic Artist Spreads Hope With His MasterPiece

    Ikechi Awazie
    3 Aug 2015 | 6:27 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 Against All Odds: A Quadriplegic Artist Spreads Hope With His MasterPiece appeared first on 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:.
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  • How Do You Develop The Mind of a Champion?

    Drew & Dennis
    29 Aug 2015 | 2:51 pm
    The world is changing. It’s getting harder. If you’re a young man, you’re going to need all the mental strength you can get to succeed in this world. 13% of young men are employed, compared to 5.5% in the overall population. Generation Y makes up 40% of all unemployed workers. Is this because they are lazy? No.... Continue reading →
  • How to Talk To Your Sweetie About Your Sexless Marriage

    Drew
    14 Aug 2015 | 8:33 am
    [Editor’s Note: This interview contains topics and language which is NSFW and is probably most appropriate to men & women 14+.] One of the things I love about intimate relationships is how they hold up a mirror and shows us even more clearly the ways in which we are all neurotic. I recently had the opportunity... Continue reading →
  • Why We Must Escape the Pornography-Industrial Complex

    Drew
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:54 am
    People have been watching other people have sex since time immemorial. It’s inspiring. But when this becomes our main form of sexual enjoyment…things get a little weird. Much has been written about pornography, to which we’d just like to add: porn seems to be associated with a distinct loss of perspective. Divorced as they are from actual human presence... Continue reading →
  • How to Beat The Addiction of Anger

    Drew
    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

    Drew
    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 →
 
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    Compete For The Best Life

  • Why Business Success Requires A Fantastic Four

    Jake
    7 Aug 2015 | 12:26 pm
    Reed Richards. Sue & Johnny Storm. Ben Grimm.  Better known as The Fantastic Four, these four normal individuals are gifted with incredible abilities after a trip to space goes wrong. Like many a comic book hero, the Fantastic Four use their newfound powers for good against a plethora of dangerous villains. Individually, you wouldn’t be too overwhelmed by each person. I mean, I personally would take a number of heroes before any individual member of the Fantastic Four. But combined? They create one of Marvel’s all-time most popular teams, playing off of each other’s…
  • Episode 15: Jayme Lamm, The Blonde Side

    Jake
    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

    Jake
    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

    Jake
    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

    Jake
    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 &…
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    Simple Capacity

  • 101 Short Stories that Will Make You Smile, Cry and Think

    Nikola
    31 Aug 2015 | 8:22 am
    Sometimes the most random everyday encounters force us to stop and rethink the truths and perceptions we have ingrained in our minds.  These encounters are educationally priceless. They spawn moments of deep thought and self-reflection that challenge the status quo and help us evolve as sensible individuals. The stories listed below perfectly fulfill that description. Of the thousands of short stories that have been submitted to MMT in the last eighteen months, these are the most brilliant. 1. Today, after a 72 hour shift at the fire station, a woman ran up to me at the grocery store and…
  • 7 Ways To Attract Infinite Abundance: How To Make Your Wishes Come True?

    Nikola
    30 Aug 2015 | 12:10 pm
    Two weeks ago I went out to chill out my head with a friend. On some traffic lights, we have gypsies that clean the windshield and ask for a nickel or spare some change. My friend had 15 denars ( close to 25 cents) and gave them to the gypsy. It came to me to ask him a simple question: why do you give him money? He answered: “Well, you know brother, good will come to me too!” I think that answer was total cr*p. If we believe that good will come to us as an ‘action-reaction’, or something what people might think it’s karma, but it’s completely different…
  • An Econ Teacher Gave His Students His Personal List Of Wisest Words. They Make A Lot Of Sense!

    Nikola
    29 Aug 2015 | 1:18 am
    An Economics teacher gave his senior high school students his personal list of wisest words. If you ask me they make a lot of sense! Some of them are along the best life hacks I’ve ever encountered! I hope we have more teachers alike! Here are the best 100 sentences ever handed by a sharp-witted teacher: There are plenty of ways to enter a pool. The stairs is not one of them. Never cancel dinner plans by text message. Don’t knock it till you try it. If a street performer makes you stop walking, you owe him a buck. Always use “we” when referring to your home. When…
  • Harrison Ford Taught Me More About Oceans Than Anyone Else Has Done My WHOLE Life! [Video]

    Nikola
    28 Aug 2015 | 9:43 am
    Oceans are the lifeblood of planet Earth and humankind. They flow over nearly three-quarters of our planet, and hold 97% of the planet’s water. They produce more than half of the oxygen in the atmosphere, and absorb the most carbon from it. No matter how far from the shore that you live, oceans still affect your life and the lives of your families and friends, classmates and colleagues. The air that you breathe, the water you drink, the food you eat, the products that keep you warm, safe, informed, and entertained — all can come from or be transported by the ocean. About half of the…
  • 7 Worldwide Paradoxes That Drag People In Misery

    Nikola
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:49 am
    Misery is solid word to describe how most people, almost 80 percent, (The Pareto Principle) waste time throughout the whole life. With life as short as the flutter of an eyelash, why would we want to fill our sight with anything but the extraordinary? It’s pretty important question we need to answer before reading the whole concept of the paradoxical life. We give too much credit, attention, and time, to things as stupid as ”the guy who didn’t wave back”, or to ”the time we slipped in public.” As Mark Manson explains: We give too many f*cks to things that…
 
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    Imperfect Spirituality

  • Optimism Will Power You Up

    Polly Campbell
    31 Aug 2015 | 5:25 am
    Each day there are little things that we can do quickly, in-the-moment, to make the next moment a little better and brighter. I call them Power Ups and over the next few weeks, I’ll share some of these tips, practices, and ideas, here.   Some I write about in Imperfect Spirituality: Extraordinary Enlightenment for Ordinary People, others are new, things I’ve recently tried or learned. Tips, usually backed by research, that I use to keep me moving and positive and engaged even when I feel like whining or crying and complaining. Hope you find value in them too. Optimism You don’t…
  • Power Up with a Self-Compassion Mantra

    Polly Campbell
    26 Aug 2015 | 5:32 am
    Each day there are little things that we can do quickly, in-the-moment, to make the next moment a little better and brighter. I call them Power Ups and over the next few weeks, I’ll share some of these tips, practices, and ideas, here.   Some I write about in Imperfect Spirituality: Extraordinary Enlightenment for Ordinary People, others are new, things I’ve recently tried or learned. Things I use to keep me moving and positive and engaged even when I feel like whining or crying and complaining. Hope you find value in them too.     Self-compassion prompts feelings of…
  • Power Up Productivity with Self-Compassion

    Polly Campbell
    24 Aug 2015 | 5:14 am
    Each day there are little things that we can do quickly, in-the-moment, to make the next moment a little better and brighter. I call them Power Ups and over the next few weeks, I’ll share some of these tips, practices, and ideas, here.   Some I write about in Imperfect Spirituality: Extraordinary Enlightenment for Ordinary People, others are new, things I’ve recently tried or learned. Tips, usually backed by research, that I use to keep me moving and positive and engaged even when I feel like whining or crying and complaining. Hope you find value in them too. Self-criticism thwarts…
  • Power Up by Practicing Courage

    Polly Campbell
    19 Aug 2015 | 5:56 am
    Each day there are little things that we can do quickly, in-the-moment, to make the next moment a little better and brighter. I call them Power Ups and over the next few weeks, I’ll share some of these tips, practices, and ideas, here.   Some I write about in Imperfect Spirituality: Extraordinary Enlightenment for Ordinary People, others are new, things I’ve recently tried or learned. Tips, usually backed by research, that I use to keep me moving and positive and engaged even when I feel like whining or crying and complaining. Hope you find value in them too. We become braver,…
  • Power Up Your Psychological Courage

    Polly Campbell
    17 Aug 2015 | 5:44 am
    Each day there are little things that we can do quickly, in-the-moment, to make the next moment a little better and brighter. I call them Power Ups and over the next few weeks, I’ll share some of these tips, practices, and ideas, here.   Some I write about in Imperfect Spirituality: Extraordinary Enlightenment for Ordinary People, others are new, things I’ve recently tried or learned. Tips, usually backed by research, that I use to keep me moving and positive and engaged even when I feel like whining or crying and complaining. Hope you find value in them too. We are all courageous,…
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    Emotionally Resilient Living

  • A Winning Strategy to Achieve Emotional Balance

    Marquita Herald
    30 Aug 2015 | 2:19 pm
    We all have pet-peeves, things (and people) that get under our skin, and certain situations that are sure to ramp up stress levels or completely throw us for a loop. Can you think of a time when you experienced unexpected change, or were blindsided by a problem; maybe a change in your job, or a […] The post A Winning Strategy to Achieve Emotional Balance appeared first on Emotionally Resilient Living.
  • Are You Living Your Truth?

    Marquita Herald
    28 Aug 2015 | 10:31 am
    What does the phrase “living your truth” mean to you? Does it make you think of authenticity, honesty, integrity, living your values and walking your talk? The easy answer is that your truth is rooted in your belief system; it’s the things you feel and say to yourself behind your public mask. But this is […] The post Are You Living Your Truth? appeared first on Emotionally Resilient Living.
  • Why It’s So Easy to Skip Self-Care

    Marquita Herald
    21 Aug 2015 | 11:22 am
    Ten years ago I was a control freak perfectionist workaholic. I worked 16 hour days, every day, rarely slept more than 4 or 5 hours a night and survived (barely) on fast food. Then one day, I found myself sitting at my very nice desk – in my very nice corner office – crying. I […] The post Why It’s So Easy to Skip Self-Care appeared first on Emotionally Resilient Living.
  • Is Worry Creating Needless Drama in Your Life?

    Marquita Herald
    14 Aug 2015 | 7:56 am
    Worry is an exhaustive activity and yet there’s a certain false sense of comfort to the process. But as the old saying goes … worry is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do but it doesn’t get you anywhere. Maybe so, but no matter how pointless the effort, it still feels like […] The post Is Worry Creating Needless Drama in Your Life? appeared first on Emotionally Resilient Living.
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  • How to Use Your Fear of Failure as a Powerful Guide

    Christine Rosas
    16 Aug 2015 | 11:35 pm
    When fear gets the best of us, we usually choose to run or to conquer that fear. This leaves us exhausted and second guessing our reaction.I feel there's a more compassionate way to face our fears.I'm grateful to be sharing my techniques for facing fear over at Steven Aitchison's Change Your Thoughts.  I'd love for you to visit and check it out! 
  • Embracing Change

    Christine Rosas
    10 Mar 2015 | 6:12 am
    I’ve been thinking about the future of ChristineRosas.com, and the tea leaves are telling me it’s time to make some adjustments. Before making any moves though, I wanted to ask you a simple question:What’s your biggest frustration with self improvement advice?If you’ll take a moment to think about it and post a comment below, email, tweet or Facebook post me an answer, I promise to read and consider it. Here’s why:I want this blog to help you. I want it to change your life. I want you to count down the daysuntil we publish our next post.And that means focusing on YOUR needs. So,…
  • How a Chaotic Saudi Mall Restored My Faith in Grace

    Christine Rosas
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:11 am
    “Acceptance of the unacceptable is the greatest source of grace in this world.” – Eckhart TolleI believe I need to shop at the local mall with Eckhart.Crazed drivers in the parking lots;Kids roller skating in the aisles;Frantic people pushing to buy cinnamon rolls;A huge mall with no store directory;All unacceptable! On the weekends, visiting the local mall (like most malls in Riyadh) is like shopping on Black Friday in a mall connected to a boardwalk amusement park. Back in the States, I shopped on Black Friday and enjoyed amusement parks. Somehow this is different. I get angry. I…
  • How Letting Go of a Spiritual Journey Restores Everyday Joy

    Christine Rosas
    28 Feb 2015 | 6:32 am
    “What’s all this talk about ‘being on a journey’ and ‘awakening?' I just call it living.  It’s that simple.”That’s my husband’s typical response to my spirituality rants. What usually results in silence and eye rolls, has recently got me to thinking.Sometimes I get so deep into discovering the meaning behind every thought and body twitch that I forget to live. Today I’m letting go of the self critique and analysis.  Healing is in living. Freedom is allowing.Simplicity reigns. Be here. Be now.Do only that which lessens the grip.Feel. If you allow, it will…
  • What Skateboarding At 37 Taught Me About Expectations

    Christine Rosas
    23 Feb 2015 | 2:32 am
    Is 37 the ideal age to learn to skateboard? That’s what I thought when I bought one last week. It’s amazing how expectations can bring such joy and hope for the future.However, after 30 minutes mimicking a YouTube video, the skateboard flew right out from under me and landed straight into the closet to collect dust.How I wished to join it!Controlling the Jab of Unmet ExpectationsWhen our expectations do not meet reality, there’s a jab that arises with a big “oomph!”  When I notice it, I usually create a story to quickly restore self-content.Those dads gliding around don’t…
 
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  • Is Your Life Spicy Enough?

    Donna K Woolam
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:15 am
    I'm addicted to a spicy life. And, I'll admit it, right here and right now...I like to watch food cooking competitions.It doesn't really matter what kind they are. The chopped kind, the chef kind, the iron kind. I love to watch people take items that seemingly have no relationship to one another and create beautiful, […] The post Is Your Life Spicy Enough? appeared first on Donna Woolam.
  • 3 Ways to Break Through When You Want to Quit

    Donna K Woolam
    19 Aug 2015 | 5:15 am
    Everybody hits it. The Brick Wall.You've done everything you know to do.You've prayed every prayer.You've tried every strategy.And there you are, facing yourself. Alone. Making the decision. "Do I go forward or do I quit."The Dark Night of the Soul. That time when all sense of help and consolation runs away and you feel naked, […] The post 3 Ways to Break Through When You Want to Quit appeared first on Donna Woolam.
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    The Alchemist's Heart

  • Inviting Aphrodite: The Heart And Soul of Growing More Beautiful

    Christy A. Harvey
    27 Aug 2015 | 8:15 am
    Did you catch the sumptuous writing in Jennifer Robin’s first guest post on the alchemy of growing more beautiful? Jennifer is an alchemist, image consultant, makeup artist and fashion stylist and painter who is gifting us now with part two of her Growing More Beautiful series. Read on to experience her alchemy with the evocative power of color!   Experience Yourself in Color Color is my second language. When I closely study my clients, their coloring speaks volumes, telling me stories of who they are and all the beauty they are capable of embodying. Their beauty and originality…
  • Inviting Aphrodite: The Alchemy Of Growing More Beautiful

    Christy A. Harvey
    20 Aug 2015 | 6:04 am
    Are you ready to learn the alchemy of growing more beautiful? This proven method of inviting Aphrodite by connecting with your inner Goddess is available to you now! I am delighted to have discovered alchemist Jennifer Robin and her gorgeous (really & truly!) award winning book, Growing More Beautiful: An Artful Approach to Personal Style.  Her earlier writing, Clothe Your Spirit: Dressing for Self Expression, launched a twenty-five year career as an image consultant, makeup artist and fashion stylist. Recognized for her innovative use of color and design, she is also a…
  • Manifest the Marvelous Magic Of Spirit Memory Now

    Christy A. Harvey
    19 Aug 2015 | 5:45 pm
    Learn the secrets to manifesting the marvelous magic of spirit memory with my A to Z Alchemy series right now! It was her “do or die” moment. She knew it was time to break through the glass ceiling and bring it to the world. Struggling with confidence issues before a call to land the biggest client of her life, she spilled over with desperate frustration. She’d done all the right things as a solopreneur building her business from the ground up. She knew she could offer top-notch service, but she’d begun freezing during sales calls. As we explored the fabric of these calls, it became…
  • Top 5 Alchemical Writers To Inspire Your Life

    Christy A. Harvey
    15 Aug 2015 | 5:14 pm
    You know I’m all about alchemical change, and that this requires a willingness to dive deep and transform. It is my passion and pleasure to bring you resources to make this easier in your life.  Here are some courageous powerhouse writers with gifts of inspiration to spur you into action as you create a life you love. Michelle Alva First up is the luminous Michelle Alva, who is giving a Ted-X talk in Miami tomorrow (SQUEE! I can’t wait to see it!): “I was scared of not being loved for who I am, and now after many years of deep self-soul work, becoming intimately aware of…
  • 6 Keys To Easing Stress On The Anniversary Of Trauma

    Christy A. Harvey
    5 Aug 2015 | 12:08 pm
    Healing From Trauma She gasped to speak, forcing syllables out in rapid succession. My heart ached to witness her pain. Silently, I spoke from my heart to hers, holding her in a completely safe space. You are safe. You are loved. You are free. You have all the support you need. You are safe. You are loved. You are free. You have all the support you need.Click To Tweet She made it here, despite debilitating anxiety, because she realized this was the anniversary of her rape. Her conscious mind didn’t know, couldn’t remember, but her body was speaking with tremendous clarity. The…
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    The Dream Catcher

  • The Importance of Building Healthy Boundaries in Relationships

    SelineShenoy
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:56 pm
    Throughout the history of mankind, boundaries of all kinds have played an important role in human interactions. Ancient kingdoms, towns and villages marked their territories by building various structures such as moats, walls and forts. It seems that our ancestors instinctively sensed the need to protect their communities against external threats such as potential predators who were constantly on the prowl. These predators included soldiers and nomadic barbarians from other regions, who were ready to loot and plunder. In today’s day and age, we live in a relatively more civilized world…
  • How to Create More Magic in Your Life

    SelineShenoy
    20 Aug 2015 | 9:17 pm
    Magic: A mysterious quality of enchantment (FreeDictionary.com) Do remember the last time that you said “Wow!”? Did it happen while you were… … witnessing a beautiful sunset? … watching a movie or musical performance that took your breath away? … playing with a child who was bursting with giggles? Whatever caused you to say it, you can never forget that exquisite feeling that you experienced during those delectable moments. Nowadays, a lot of people find it difficult to feel these emotions. As we grow into adults, we accumulate numerous layers of conditioning, while attempting to…
  • Why There’s No Such Thing as the Perfect Choice

    SelineShenoy
    13 Aug 2015 | 9:51 pm
    “Where perfection exists, shame is always lurking.”- Brene Brown Perfection is a mirage that many of us attempt to reach at some point in our life. Like weary desert dwellers, we thirst for the waters of this illusory oasis, which we believe will quench our thirst for glory. The mirage might be a projection of our desire for the perfect partner, job, home, bank balance, etc. While there is no doubt that the quality of our life can improve as we progress towards it, the joy that we derive from it will gradually diminish once we realize that our choice is not so perfect after all. Sooner or…
  • Why Finding the Right Partners is Critical to Your Success

    SelineShenoy
    6 Aug 2015 | 8:55 pm
    One of my favorite movies of all time is The Wizard of Oz. The beautiful sets and endearing characters transport me into a wonderful world of fantasy and magic. What I love most about the movie is the life lessons that are embedded in the storyline and the characters. Subtle metaphors are scattered throughout the movie, which all converge into a message of hope and inspiration. Dorothy sets out into the unknown to find the great Emerald City of Oz (her purpose). The only thing that she has to help her on her journey down the yellow brick road (her life path) is her ruby red slippers (her…
  • Essential Steps to Staying Centered in the Face of Adversity

    SelineShenoy
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:00 pm
    “In bad times and good, I have never lost my sense of zest for life.” – Walt Disney Our world is filled with millions of exotic creatures, most of which we are unaware of. Fortunately, there are countless documentaries made that give us a glimpse into the mysterious lives of our fellow earthlings. These features remind us of the prevailing sense of order that orchestrates the great circle of life. If you watch any documentary about the wilderness in the African savannah, you will most definitely see footage of a lion hunting for prey. The antelope is a typical prey of the lion. A…
 
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    In Wealth & Health

  • Skillet Ground Turkey Curry with Garbanzo Beans and Dates

    Jessa Nowak
    25 Aug 2015 | 10:57 pm
      Easy, healthy, light, high protein and low carbohydrate. Nothing could be better than this skillet ground turkey curry with spinach, garbanzo beans and dates. Perfect for a weeknight meal, it’s made in one pan and is ready in 15 minutes.       This recipe was a fluke that instantly turned into a favorite. I had attempted to quickly throw together a dinner that used ground turkey that wasn’t spaghetti and meat sauce or meatballs. I recall wanting to create something close to the Thai dish larb, which is often ground chicken, served room temperature with a…
  • Almond Boku Superfood Bites

    Jessa Nowak
    7 Aug 2015 | 3:35 pm
      If you haven’t yet tried a superfood powder, now’s the time! These almond superfood bites are jam-packed full of incredible nutrition. Almonds, oats, chia seeds, cinnamon…all nutritious ingredients on their own are amplified, thanks to the addition of Boku Superfood.    Almond Boku Superfood Bites   The base of this recipe is almond butter. Homemade almond butter. Toss almonds in a food processor and they’ll turn into a meal. Keep going and they will start to form butter (see pic 3). Image 4 is what the almond butter will look like after the…
  • 10 Salad Ingredients to Create a Restaurant Worthy Salad

    Jessa Nowak
    31 Jul 2015 | 2:17 pm
    Have you ever had a gourmet salad that blew your mind? Likely, it wasn’t created in your kitchen. We tend to do last minute prep, throwing lettuce in a bowl then tossing it with bottled dressing. Maybe on a good day, a tomato or cucumber will find it’s way in.  Prepare to end your boring salad routine without much extra fuss. Learn what salad ingredients create perfect balance to quickly and easily create a restaurant worthy salad at home. With this method, most of the add-ins don’t require prep, so it’s quick and easy to add a ton of…
  • 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…
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    Elle In Bloom

  • How art & cultural events enhance your life

    Elle In Bloom
    23 Aug 2015 | 6:10 pm
    Afropunk Music Festival is a must see in NYC. I attended for the first time last year (you can peep those pics here) and it's swiftly becoming a summer tradition. It's an explosion of culture, with an eclectic mix of people from all different backgrounds and walks of life.Prior to this event I can't say I was a punk rock music fan per se but the festival has broke me out of my music bubble. Afropunk isn't all about music though. It's an artistic experience, a place to connect with other unique souls as we celebrate our differences and similarities.What makes art and cultural events like this…
  • Make your life simple

    Elle In Bloom
    12 Aug 2015 | 7:09 am
    You may find that the joy that you once had in simple things in your life and the passion that you once had for living life just as it is has all but disappeared except for the desire to have it back.Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. ConfuciusIn this “fantastic” modern age we have all become slaves to our stuff, become owned by our possessions, overcome with commitments, and just have to keep up with what is trending on social media.Much of the stress, anxiety, and depression that many people feel today are the result of their choice to complicate their lives…
  • Wave Hill Garden

    Elle In Bloom
    3 Aug 2015 | 8:22 am
    This summer I'm back in the swing of things, enjoying playing tourist in my city. I like exploring all that New York has to offer. As much as I love venturing out to Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens, I'm on a quest to uncover hidden gems in my part of town, the Bronx, too.The essence and natural beauty of the Bronx is often ignored and overlooked, I think. It's a shame, really. There are plenty of lovely parks and nature reserves here!Case in point, Wave Hill Garden. This garden and cultural center is nothing short of majestic. Immediately upon entering, I was surrounded by butterflies,…
  • summer to-do list (to grow on)

    Elle In Bloom
    26 Jun 2015 | 11:05 am
    I don't know about you, but I want to savor the next couple of sunny months. Summer goes by too quickly! It's all too easy to get caught up in the everyday hustle, while time flashes by! Believe me, I know! This realization inspired me to list some fun ways to cultivate a meaningful, productive summer. I can track my actions, scratching things off as I go! Included in this to-do list...try a few DIY projects  write for 10 minutes a dayconquer a fear read 2 books per monthcreate an outdoor oasis get organizedwear something differentget creative simplify my wardroberatchet zoomba…
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    Elle In Bloom
    22 Jun 2015 | 9:18 am
    Rethinking: this blog. Sometimes I think it lacks direction. I want to refocus and get back to the heart of it, which is really about getting to know myself better. Planning: college visits. It's hard to believe that in a short time my son will be graduating! It's meaningful for so many reasons. I was a young 19 y.o. when I had my boy but thankfully, I have a great support system and managed to stay strong and resourceful. Watching him grow into a blooming young man makes me smile from the inside out. Wearing: shift dresses, skirts and strappy sandals. Comfy, lazy outfits are my fave…
 
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    Keeping it real - Boss Moves

  • Understanding the Power of Language leaving the Competition in the Dusk

    Carlton Francis
    10 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    Let’s wake up and smell the coffee. What we say today can play towards what happens tomorrow so why not get it right the first time. The power of language is a subject that can easily be overlooked however it can hold the biggest impact that we leave with people when we come in contact with them. Leaving that impact sets the tone of who we are, what we stand for, and why what we are saying is worth hearing. Language is an everyday action that is important to our society. Because we use it so frequently it is the baseline for communication we have to perfect. So what about language do we…
  • Finding Strengths and Weaknesses to create success

    Carlton Francis
    5 Aug 2015 | 10:00 am
    Everyone has the ability to be successful simply by being the reason for change. Change is an action that takes place over time. To understand change we have to understand our self. The only problem is that understanding our self is a tough process. We cannot simply just expect change to happen, we have to just get after it. Finding the keys to success is a great accomplishment, however, the only barrier that we might come to face is identifying our strengths and weaknesses. Our strengths and weaknesses can be explored by many different sources but for self-understanding it can be a working…
  • 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…
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    The Real Genius

  • The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating

    Caleb
    17 Aug 2015 | 11:00 am
    If you have a curious mind, love animals or enjoy unconventional companionship this is a book for you. Never before have I thought so much about something so little, and never again will I make the terrible mistake of calling anything insignificant.  Suddenly overcome by a mysterious viral infection, Elizabeth Tova Bailey is forced to watch herself deteriorate from a vibrant and healthy individual to a bedridden, sick woman. She can’t sit up, roll over or even hold a book without extreme strain and dangerous heart palpitations. Trapped like a prisoner in her own body, her mind…
  • The Illusion of Reality

    Caleb
    3 Aug 2015 | 12:23 pm
    Take a moment to appreciate all the sensations around you – the sights, smells, sounds and consider what it is that you are experiencing. Through your senses you are exploring the world, taking what is and adding that perception to the movie playing inside your head. Whatever you’re experiencing right now, whether you’er looking at a picture on your wall or hear birds outside your window; I want you to ask yourself a very simple question. “Is this real?” While it might be tempting to dismiss this question as nonsense and say something like, “Well of course it’s real; I’m…
  • Words To Live By – July 2015

    Caleb
    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

    Caleb
    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

    Caleb
    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…
 
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    Cosmic Orgasm

  • Body Snatchers: Necessary Evil in London

    T
    27 Aug 2015 | 2:11 pm
    Body Snatchers worked at night and mostly in the winter. They used wooden spades to reduce the noise and were drunk most of the time… The post Body Snatchers: Necessary Evil in London appeared first on Cosmic Orgasm. Body Snatchers: Necessary Evil in London was first posted on August 27, 2015 at 11:11 pm.©2015 "Cosmic Orgasm". Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of copyright infringement. Please contact me at thecosmicorgasm@gmail.com
  • Owen Gent The Wordless Narrative Illustrator

    K
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:11 pm
    Cornwall-based illustrator Owen Gent is such a storyteller with unique interpretation of life. His illustrations painted in earthy tones and drawn wordless narratives. His works focus on on narrative,… The post Owen Gent The Wordless Narrative Illustrator appeared first on Cosmic Orgasm. Owen Gent The Wordless Narrative Illustrator was first posted on August 26, 2015 at 4:11 am.©2015 "Cosmic Orgasm". Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of copyright infringement. Please contact me…
  • Astronauts Drink a Fresh Cup of Coffee in Space

    T
    25 Aug 2015 | 2:16 pm
    It is 6:00 am in the morning and an astronaut starts the day with a sucking freeze dried coffee through a straw from a sealed… The post Astronauts Drink a Fresh Cup of Coffee in Space appeared first on Cosmic Orgasm. Astronauts Drink a Fresh Cup of Coffee in Space was first posted on August 25, 2015 at 11:16 pm.©2015 "Cosmic Orgasm". Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of copyright infringement. Please contact me at thecosmicorgasm@gmail.com
  • The Wanderlust by Alex Strohl

    K
    24 Aug 2015 | 9:10 am
    Alex Strohl is a full-time world traveling photographer with a passion for an adventure and sharing the connections of an interconnectedness of our experiences on this planet through photography. He mostly… The post The Wanderlust by Alex Strohl appeared first on Cosmic Orgasm. The Wanderlust by Alex Strohl was first posted on August 24, 2015 at 6:10 pm.©2015 "Cosmic Orgasm". Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of copyright infringement. Please contact me at…
  • Mars Exploration: Searching for Life

    T
    23 Aug 2015 | 7:06 am
    We all have been wondering for a long time if there is life beyond Earth. Mars was one of the first places that we hoped… The post Mars Exploration: Searching for Life appeared first on Cosmic Orgasm. Mars Exploration: Searching for Life was first posted on August 23, 2015 at 4:06 pm.©2015 "Cosmic Orgasm". Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of copyright infringement. Please contact me at thecosmicorgasm@gmail.com
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