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  • Personal Development Made Simple | Personal Development (Vincent)
    19 Nov 2012 | 6:49 am
    It has been 4 years since I have started writing at HMS. One important lesson that I had picked up is that personal development is about behavioral change. To create different results, we need a different set of action. This means we need to do things differently or have positive habits that will be congruent with what we want to achieve. All of these link back to behavioral change. If you think that personal development has been too complicated for you, take a step back and rethink how you should go about pursuing your personal growth. Are you taking things too complicated? If you are not…
  • Be Boldly Decisive

    Daily Inspiration - Daily Quotes
    13 Apr 2015 | 9:08 pm
    The greatest mistake you can make in lifeis to be continually fearing you will make one.- Elbert HubbardIt's better to be boldly decisive and risk being wrongthan to agonize at length and be right too late.- Marilyn Moats Kennedy Confidence comes not from always being rightbut from not fearing to be wrong.- Peter T. McintyreTo live a creative lifewe must lose our fear of being wrong.- Joseph Chilton PearceOnce we realize that imperfect understanding is thehuman condition there is no shame in being wrong,only in failing to correct our mistakes.- George SorosFurther reading: Never Second Guess…
  • The Time When We’ll Be Present & Content

    zen habits
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:24 pm
    By Leo Babauta Today, I only have questions. We’re striving for happiness and contentment, but when will we be there? I think we often see a time in the future when things will be better — we’ll have a better relationship, job, house, health situation, financial situation, and more. But when will that day come? What’s stopping us from being content right now? What’s stopping us from being present right now? Many of us can point to external conditions that get in the way of being present (some problem on our minds), or that get in the way of being happy and content.
  • Don't Give Up

    Daily Inspiration - Daily Quotes
    17 Apr 2015 | 9:08 pm
    Don't give up.There are too many nay-sayers out there who will try to discourage you.Don't listen to them.The only one who can make you give up is yourself.- Sidney SheldonKeep moving. Don't stop. But don't rush.Don't race around.Sure and steady gets you there every time.- Neale Donald Walsch You make a mistake, you keep going.- Linda Gray Achievement seems to be connected with action.Successful men and women keep moving.They make mistakes, but they don't quit.- Conrad HiltonTrue courage is taking another small step each daytoward achieving your vision.- Jonathan Lockwood HuieFurther reading:…
  • Finding A Way

    Daily Inspiration - Daily Quotes
    16 Apr 2015 | 9:08 am
    Where there's a will, there's a way.- old English proverbYou must do the things you think you cannot do.- Eleanor Roosevelt Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman,before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.- John Quincy Adams Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution.If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds.- Norman Vincent PealeIn their own way, problems can be blessings.They can be the prod to get us out of our complacency and into action. Problems create an opportunity for us to exercise our ingenuity,to plan, to persevere, to…
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  • The Time When We’ll Be Present & Content

    17 Apr 2015 | 2:24 pm
    By Leo Babauta Today, I only have questions. We’re striving for happiness and contentment, but when will we be there? I think we often see a time in the future when things will be better — we’ll have a better relationship, job, house, health situation, financial situation, and more. But when will that day come? What’s stopping us from being content right now? What’s stopping us from being present right now? Many of us can point to external conditions that get in the way of being present (some problem on our minds), or that get in the way of being happy and content.
  • A Simple, Powerful Self-Compassion Method

    13 Apr 2015 | 10:56 am
    By Leo Babauta When we’re frustrated with others, or feeling bad about ourselves … we often turn toward habits that comfort us: distractions food shopping smoking drugs/alcohol These don’t often work, because they tend to make us feel worse in the long run. We become unhappier, more stressed, and then need to seek comfort in these things again … and the cycle continues. These are sometimes the only ways we know of comforting ourselves! I know this because for a long time I always turned to all of the above for comfort when I was feeling stressed or bad about myself. It…
  • When Others Frustrate You

    10 Apr 2015 | 12:51 pm
    By Leo Babauta There’s a way of being that I’m trying to cultivate in myself — to let go of wanting others to be a certain way. Here’s the problem: we all get frustrated with other people. We want our kids to do certain things, our spouses to be less something or other, our friends to change their lives, our relatives to be healthier, other people to be less rude, etc etc. So what can we do about this? It can drive us crazy, but we can’t make it happen. It’s out of our control. Trying to change others, wanting them to be the way we want them to be, just…
  • Your Internet Habits Create Your Reality

    6 Apr 2015 | 11:47 am
    By Leo Babauta Each of us has a different reality. And we’re creating that reality, and can shape it in many ways. We tend to think of reality as something external and absolute, like the sun shining down on us on a hot, lazy afternoon. That sun is really there, whether we believe it or not, right? But as humans, our reality is shaped by what we perceive. So one person will see the sun has overwhelmingly hot and oppressive, the other sees it as an opportunity for a great tan. Another will see it as a huge cancer machine. And still another will think the sun is an angry god to be feared…
  • The Case for Replacing Exercise with Play

    30 Mar 2015 | 11:42 am
    By Leo Babauta The Great White Whale when it comes to forming new habits, for most people, is exercise. Along with eating your vegetables, meditation, getting good sleep and quitting smoking, exercise is probably the most important habit change anyone can make. And yet, most people struggle with creating a lasting exercise habit. The solution is to replace the “exercise” habit with play. Remember what it was like to go outside as a child? I do, because I watch my kids every day. They run around, pretending they’re warriors and wizards, ride their bikes like they’re…
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    Gretchen Rubin

  • London Always Makes Me Think of Winston Churchill. (Gretchen Rubin)
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:04 pm
    Last week, I was in London for my book tour for Better Than Before. What a beautiful, beautiful city. And I took even greater pleasure in it, because I was reminded of Winston Churchill. One of the great joys of my life was writing Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill, my biography of Churchill. What a pleasure it was to write that book! I had so many complicated things (both praise and blame, yes, I show both sides) to say about Churchill, and the problems of biography, and human nature, and I felt that I managed to express them all — to my own satisfaction, anyway. The sights of London…
  • Podcast #8: On Warm Hellos and Good-byes, the Atmosphere of Growth, and Playing “Divorce Lawyer.” (Gretchen Rubin)
    15 Apr 2015 | 8:55 am
    My sister Elizabeth Craft and I are having a great time doing our new podcast,  “Happier with Gretchen Rubin.“ This episode was especially fun; I was in Los Angeles for my book tour for my new book Better Than Before, so Elizabeth and I got to be the same room as we were recording. Usually we can only hear a voice through our headsets, and it’s much nicer to be able to see each other. Elizabeth is shadowed in the photo — sorry about that. I forgot to check to see how the picture turned out before I put away my phone. As I’ve been traveling on this book tourmany people have…
  • Why I Don’t Read Reviews of My Books or Profiles of Myself. (Gretchen Rubin)
    12 Apr 2015 | 3:47 pm
    Yay! Better Than Before was reviewed this weekend in the New York Times, in a  piece by Hanna Rosin. You can read it here. Here’s the illustration that accompanied it — flossing seems to be one of the paradigmatic habits-that-everyone-wants. I was thrilled to included — these days, very few of the books that are published get a review there. But I don’t know what the review says. Years ago, when I was just starting out as a writer, a novelist friend’s book was reviewed in the Times. I wrote him an email to say, “Great review, congratulations!” He…
  • Is It Better To Be Held to an Action By Habit, Than Not To Be Held at All? (Gretchen Rubin)
    11 Apr 2015 | 11:12 am
    “The things that we are obliged to do, such as hear Mass on Sunday, fast and abstain on the days appointed, etc. can become mechanical and merely habit. But it is better to be held to the Church by habit than not to be held at all. The Church is mighty realistic about human nature.” –Flannery O’Connor, letter to T. R. Spivey, August 19, 1959, quoted in The Habits of Being I think of this quotation often when someone asks me (and it comes up surprisingly often), “You make a habit of kissing your husband every morning and every night – but if it’s a habit,…
  • Want To Talk about Your Habits in a Group? It’s a Good Idea. (Gretchen Rubin)
    9 Apr 2015 | 12:23 pm
    It’s been so satisfying to have Better Than Before out in the world at last. I must admit, I do look in every bookstore I pass, to see it on the shelves. I get a thrill every time. (I’ve also been known to sneak around putting copies of my books in more conspicuous places.) And I was thrilled, yesterday, to hear that Better Than Before is still holding strong on the New York Times bestseller list. Yay! Thank you, readers. It’s fascinating to me to hear how people are responding, now that there’s been time for people to have read the book — what ideas…
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    Daily Inspiration - Daily Quotes

  • Don't Give Up

    17 Apr 2015 | 9:08 pm
    Don't give up.There are too many nay-sayers out there who will try to discourage you.Don't listen to them.The only one who can make you give up is yourself.- Sidney SheldonKeep moving. Don't stop. But don't rush.Don't race around.Sure and steady gets you there every time.- Neale Donald Walsch You make a mistake, you keep going.- Linda Gray Achievement seems to be connected with action.Successful men and women keep moving.They make mistakes, but they don't quit.- Conrad HiltonTrue courage is taking another small step each daytoward achieving your vision.- Jonathan Lockwood HuieFurther reading:…
  • The Nature of Learning

    16 Apr 2015 | 9:08 pm
    We Learn...10% of what we read,20% of what we hear,30% of what we see,50% of what we see and hear,70% of what we discuss,80% of what we experience,95% of what we teach others.- William GlasserEducation is not the answer to the question.Education is the means to the answer to all questions.- William AllinLearning is the beginning of wealth.Learning is the beginning of health.Learning is the beginning of spirituality.Searching and learning is where the miracle process all begins.- Jim RohnTrue learning is not about facts,but about conscious appreciation of the experience of living.- Jonathan…
  • Finding A Way

    16 Apr 2015 | 9:08 am
    Where there's a will, there's a way.- old English proverbYou must do the things you think you cannot do.- Eleanor Roosevelt Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman,before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.- John Quincy Adams Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution.If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds.- Norman Vincent PealeIn their own way, problems can be blessings.They can be the prod to get us out of our complacency and into action. Problems create an opportunity for us to exercise our ingenuity,to plan, to persevere, to…
  • A Life of Harmony

    14 Apr 2015 | 9:08 pm
    Happiness is whenwhat you think,what you say,and what you doare in harmony.- Mohandas (Mahatma) GandhiHappiness is not a matter of intensitybut of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.- Thomas Merton He who lives in harmony with himselflives in harmony with the universe.- Marcus AureliusThe life of inner peace,being harmonious and without stress,is the easiest type of existence.- Norman Vincent Peale One must marry one's feelings to one's beliefs and ideas.That is probably the only way to achieve a measureof harmony in one's life.- Napoleon HillThe ground we walk on, the plants and…
  • Be Boldly Decisive

    13 Apr 2015 | 9:08 pm
    The greatest mistake you can make in lifeis to be continually fearing you will make one.- Elbert HubbardIt's better to be boldly decisive and risk being wrongthan to agonize at length and be right too late.- Marilyn Moats Kennedy Confidence comes not from always being rightbut from not fearing to be wrong.- Peter T. McintyreTo live a creative lifewe must lose our fear of being wrong.- Joseph Chilton PearceOnce we realize that imperfect understanding is thehuman condition there is no shame in being wrong,only in failing to correct our mistakes.- George SorosFurther reading: Never Second Guess…
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    Inspire Me Today

  • How to Attain Genius IQ

    Dr. Ellen Weber, Ph.D.
    18 Apr 2015 | 12:12 am
    Innovating your intelligence adds successful opportunities, one brain cell at a time, regardless of what happened or failed to happen at school. Trying to figure out how people get smarter led me to ask, “What do geniuses do differently?” Traditional questions about IQ, I found, often lead to misconceptions that you are not smart. Geniuses may get kicked out of school, as Einstein did, but they rarely trip over false notions of fixed intelligence. Fact is, intelligent people rewire daily for updated mental tools and so can you. To act like a genius is to develop mental tools that…
  • Love, Trust and Forgiveness

    Janet Nestor
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:12 am
    Whether our last day on Earth or the day of our birth, love, trust and forgiveness are the essentials of life. I know that I need these three nurturing ingredients, and I know you need them too. I have found that living within a family is a magnificent gift and a loving commitment. To make the family work, each member offers the gift of being physically, emotionally and spiritually available to the other family members. As insurance, we grow a connection between us so deep and strong that love, trust and forgiveness reach across time and distance to mutually nurture each other’s heart…
  • If you are feeling discouraged, it means you’ve lost faith in your purpose in life.

    Evelyn Roberts Brooks
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:10 am
    This post was originally published on Leave a comment or share this post by visiting If you are feeling discouraged, it means you’ve lost faith in your purpose in life..
  • 28 Days to a Life of Gratitude

    Sara Wiseman
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:08 am
    What if you could live in a state of joy–not just some of the time, but always? What if you could revisit every passage of your life, from birth to adulthood to your final days–and see it as a profound soul journey? What if the hardships of the past faded away, and you saw them as simply part of the path we each travel? With warmth and compassion, spiritual teacher Sara Wiseman helps you open your eyes to the beauty of your own life–the good, the bad, the all of it–and recognize it as infinite blessing. As you journey through each of the 28 vignettes, you’ll come…
  • Celebrate your own unique beauty.

    Inspire Me Today
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    This post was originally published on Leave a comment or share this post by visiting Celebrate your own unique beauty..
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    Think Simple Now

  • How to Deal With a Breakup

    Guest of TSN
    16 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    My life changed in August of 2012. I picked up the phone to tell my mother. I remember dreading the conversation because I could predict her optimistic response. I took a deep breath and let it out. “This is a good thing,” she responded. I didn’t understand her words until some time after. And I will never forget them. Being in love during my early twenties was one of the most exciting, yet profoundly terrifying, experiences of my life. I’ve never felt so much love and so much hurt in my entire life. The combination was toxic. My relationship was heading down a very rocky road,…
  • Your Guide to Finding Peace

    Kayla Albert
    13 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    This morning, as I absentmindedly watched the news while returning hoards of neglected emails and tweeting like mad, a story about anxiety caught my attention. According to the story, anxiety has become the “most common of psychological complaints,” affecting three in 10 Americans on a regular basis. The man featured in the story had been racked with anxiety for years, spurred, he believes, by the traumatic experience of attending college and compounding every year since. For him it almost ruined his relationship with his now-wife and continues to disrupt both his sleeping and waking life…
  • How I Deal With Depression

    Guest of TSN
    6 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    Three years ago I was depressed. I couldn’t stop crying over the mistakes I had made, and I was trying to dig myself out of a dark hole. I couldn’t breathe, I couldn’t go back and the only way I saw out was through death. I wanted it to be over, and I couldn’t see how I was going to live with myself. I went to a doctor for a checkup because my body was so tired. When I told her my symptoms, she immediately asked me if I had suicidal thoughts. She saw right through me. I didn’t want people to know I was so sad, but I also couldn’t hide it very well. It came out through my eyes, in…
  • Stop Limiting Yourself & Start Living

    Kate Swoboda
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    It’s said that there’s a common, first-year art major exercise where the teacher divides students into two groups and gives each group a different assignment. The first group must study how to throw a perfect pot on a potter’s wheel and spend one week perfecting the process so as to get the proportions just right. They are to create one pot and refine as they go, in pursuit of creating one perfect final work. In essence, they are to create systemically, according to a system or plan. The second group’s assignment is to simply throw a lot of clay on the potter’s wheel, making…
  • Living Authentically: A Personal Story

    Guest of TSN
    23 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    About a year ago I left my job, moved up in the mountains far away from family and friends, and started anew. I had enough of crowded places, constant machine noise and a life spent mainly indoors. My way out was to use part of my savings to offer myself a year to find out: “What’s next?” Until then, I had lived in different cities around Europe, working in offices for many years — a normal western lifestyle with its ups and downs and its hectic and stressful rhythm. For some time I had been uneasy about it, and as I started searching for other possibilities, I suddenly felt I needed…
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    Lolly Daskal

  • The Best Leaders Shine from Within

    14 Apr 2015 | 4:14 am
    There is an old fable by Aseop about a man, the wind, and the sun. One day the wind and the sun were talking about which was stronger. When they saw a man walking below in his overcoat, they decided to see who was more powerful. They dared each other to a contest: who could get the man’s coat off? The wind blew harshly down on the man, but the more powerfully it blew, the more tightly he wrapped his coat around himself. Then the sun came out and started warming the air. The man started to unbutton his coat, and then as the sun grew brighter he took it off and sat down in the shade. The…
  • Wear Your Life Like a Loose Garment

    7 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    We all know life can be hard and leadership can be difficult. And far too often we add unnecessary negativity and unwarranted pressure with our stress. So why not think of life as a garment—something you wear, something that covers and protects you. You don’t have to wear it tight and taut. And you don’t have to treat it solemnly and seriously. You can make it comfortable, functional, and something that reflects who you are. When you wear life as a loose garment, you can… Get to the naked truth. The false beliefs and distortions that keep you from your best self are not your truth.
  • At The Risk of Being Changed

    31 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    She was an successful leader in charge of a large global team, revered but also feared. Her success had not come overnight but after great challenges and enormous difficulties. When I met her in her office she was negative, cynical and angry, so edgy and tense and defensive it was hard to talk to her. I had been hired as her coach to help her. In time, she was able to overcome the marks of her troubling journey. But to do so, she had to face an element of risk: letting go of her familiar defenses and opening herself to the possibility of change. We are not born into cynicism, anger, tension,…
  • Why Do We Have To Make Others Wrong To Be Right?

    24 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    People sometimes have to make others wrong to be right. They do it not to be rude, not to be mean, not to be hateful but because they fear their own bad feelings. Simply put, when we think we’re right we feel good, and when we’re wrong we feel bad. But it’s not always about right or wrong. How can we relate to others without making them, or ourselves, feel bad? We must lead with an open and nonjudgmental heart. Wronging others is a way of protecting ourselves. Instead we must allow ourselves to feel what we feel without pushing it on. It means we must accept ourselves and others—even…
  • Lessons from Geese: A Better Way to Lead

    17 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    When it comes to leadership, we can draw inspiration from many places — even from nature. Take for instance the great northern geese, shrewd and wild birds with a lot to teach us. Unity. A flock of great northern geese will fly thousands of miles in a perfect V formation. As each bird moves its wings, it creates an uplift for the bird that is following. It’s estimated that their formation flying is 70 percent more efficient than flying alone. We prosper when we share a common direction and sense of community. We can get where we are going faster and better when we are traveling…
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    Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog

  • Getting Started with D/s Play

    Steve Pavlina
    1 Apr 2015 | 1:35 pm
    Occasionally people ask me how to get started with D/s play (aka domination and submission) with a willing partner. Sometimes they don’t know what questions to ask or where to begin. So this article is specifically for such people who’d like a gentle introduction to D/s play and some tips to get started. I think this can be especially helpful for people who don’t consider themselves kinky but who’d still like to indulge in the stimulating fun of D/s play to spice up their connections. D/s play is totally free, requires no props or equipment, and can be done anywhere.
  • The New Conscious Heart Workshop

    Steve Pavlina
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:55 pm
    I’m happy to announce that we’re now taking registrations for a new 3-day workshop: The Conscious Heart Workshop. Since this workshop is very unique, I decided to create a video to tell you all about it. So please watch the video to learn about CHW and to decide if you want to be there. Here are the basic details, so you can mark your calendar: Location: Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas (group discount rate on hotel rooms available till April 28) Dates: May 29-31, 2015 (Fri – Sun) Cost: $497 with the early bird discount (until April 29) and $597 thereafter We…
  • Fatal Dating Mistakes

    Steve Pavlina
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:12 am
    Did you ever make a foolish mistake and screw up an otherwise good connection with someone you were attracted to? Maybe you made the mistake during your approach. You said or did the wrong thing at the wrong time and killed your chances. Or perhaps it happened during a date. Everything was going okay up to a certain point, and then you hit a snag, and you could just tell that you made the wrong decision. Game over. Or did it happen later? Maybe things were going well for a while. Then you made that one fatal error — that moment of poor judgment — and the connection died then and…
  • Make People Feel Good

    Steve Pavlina
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:56 am
    A simple way to enjoy a happier and more abundant social life is to put some effort into making people feel good. Many people get so caught up thinking they have to rack up some accomplishments, get into better shape, become a person of high value, and more — just to give themselves permission to reach out and connect with others. None of that is necessary. That’s putting the focus on yourself, where you’ll only swirl around in endless circles of self-doubt. You’ll never feel prepared with that approach. You’ll never be done. You’ll just keep coming up…
  • The Responsible Rebel

    Steve Pavlina
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:31 am
    When you make a decision that goes against the grain of the prevailing social pressure in your life, such as by quitting your job to start your own business, there’s a tendency to think of yourself as being rebellious, independent, willful, or just plain different. Other people may label you thusly, so you might start applying such labels to yourself as well. Be careful with this type of thinking though. It could have unwanted side effects if you go too far with it. If you’re willful and independent, does that mean you always have to work alone? Does that mean you’ll…
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    The Chief Happiness Officer Blog

  • Rules

    15 Apr 2015 | 2:13 am
    These are the factory rules for an 1800s Manchester cotton factory. Scary! I love how they had to add the last rule.
  • I loved Whiplash. But does success really come from suffering?

    2 Apr 2015 | 12:07 pm
    I just saw Whiplash and it is not only a great movie but also the perfect example of the “success through suffering” narrative that permeates the modern world in general and the US especially. In this movie a young jazz drumming prodigy is tortured relentlessly by his sadistic teacher and the extreme mental and physical pain he suffers makes him a star drummer. There are a million other movies and books that subscribe to the same basic world view, according to which you can only achieve success through sacrifice and pain and the more it hurts, the more successful you will…
  • Happiness at work on a military base

    29 Mar 2015 | 11:48 pm
    I just got this hilarious email from Dean Langsam: Hi. I’m Dean, a casual follower. I work at a military base. The base has two entrances, one to the north and one to the south. The entrances have guards – regular soldiers who have other jobs but once every few month they have this guard duty for a week. Let me tell you it is a CRAPPY duty, but it must be done. Most soldiers hate it and show it, telling you “good day” with out really meaning it. But today, I showed my credentials to the soldier, and he replied “Good day sir, thank you for choosing the northern…
  • Catch me on CNN Turkey tomorrow

    24 Mar 2015 | 3:01 am
    I just did a really fun interview for CNN Turkey. It goes out tomorrow at 4pm when they’re transmitting live from the conference I’m speaking at. UPDATE: You can see the whole thing here. I’m on around 15 minutes into the video.
  • How to get out of an unhappy job

    23 Mar 2015 | 1:36 pm
    I just got this amazing email from “Lauren” who’s been stuck in an unhappy job: Just wanted to send a note to say THANK YOU for your team’s wonderful work. It has inspired me greatly over the years, and last week I finally did something about my crappy job, with the goal of having it settled before International Quit Your Crappy Job Day! I have the usual range of excuses for keeping the job way too long: “It’s not THAT bad, is it? Maybe I’m just oversensitive.” “It’s stable for the most part, and this economy is crappy. Really, who…
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    Self Help Daily

  • Heart Healthy Benefits of Drinking Your Heart’s Favorite Drink: Green Tea! - How Tea Can Help You Prevent Heart Disease

    17 Apr 2015 | 6:59 am
    How Tea Can Help You Prevent Heart Disease  The health benefits of green tea are legendary.  I could, I’m certain, write a 6,000 word essay on the powers of green tea and still not cover half of the information.  Since I have a lunch date with my family in a few hours, I won’t launch into that right now.  I know one thing, though, as usual, I’ll be ordering tea to drink. Green tea isn’t just one of the smartest drinks anyone can choose, it might just be THE smartest one an individual at risk for heart disease could choose. Given the sobering fact that, each…
  • Caring for Yourself to Care for Others

    14 Apr 2015 | 12:25 pm
    One of the best ways to maintain a positive attitude is caring for yourself physically. While that advice seems easy, it is, indeed, easier said than done. With our busy schedules and highly demanding lives, we typically don’t take the time for ourselves. Mothers, in particular, are prone to not caring for themselves mentally, physically, and emotionally, as we often put everyone else ahead of our own well-being. However, if we wish to live more fully with the energy and stamina needed to make it through every day, we must take care of ourselves physically. A few great ways to start caring…
  • Dealing With Stress and Stress Triggers - Often Finding Peace Means Making Peace

    9 Apr 2015 | 11:58 pm
    Often Finding Peace Means Making Peace  Hannah: One of the Sweetest Cats to Ever Cat… Have you ever seen an individual in the throes of stress?  They look like they have it worse than anybody on earth. They act like the entire world… and possibly even God, Himself, is out to get them. Some lash out in a temper tantrum like a 5 year old that’s being forced to leave the McDonald’s playground.  Others sulk like one that never made it to the playground in the first place.    Still others internalize their stress – keeping it all in and under wraps, at least…
  • ‘Cause You Got Per-son-al-ity - Walk Personality, Talk Personality, Smile Personality...

    16 Mar 2015 | 10:56 am
    Walk Personality, Talk Personality, Smile Personality...  I have always LOVED the song  (You’ve Got) Personality by Lloyd Price. What a voice. In fact, I think his is one of the best voices that have ever carried a tune… and this man carried the heck out of it. There’s actually a method to my madness today – I’m not just posting cool song videos or doing unsolicited music reviews to suit my fancy (though it most certainly suits it fine). I was making a graphic for an old article I wrote about personalities. As I read over the article, each time I read the…
  • What Are the Scientifically-Claimed Benefits of Acupuncture?

    16 Mar 2015 | 9:59 am
    It’s highly unlikely that your doctor has ever prescribed you with an acupuncture appointment. That’s because much about acupuncture has yet to be proven and alternative treatments would tend to get the nod as they’re far simpler to accomplish and regarded as more reliable. However, it is widely claimed that acupuncture could be a better choice of treatment than drugs or medication in some cases. Research has supported acupuncture as an effective treatment for a number of health conditions in the past, yet it’s not always clear as to whether it would be the best solution to…
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  • Jessica Hagy’s Five Essential Books for Stopping & Thinking

    17 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    The problem with the internet is there are a gazillion blogs filled with information, but most of it is underwhelming. But an absolute gem, and one of my top three favorite sites ever on the internet is, which is curated and contributed to by Jessica Hagy. Jessica is the author of  How To Be Interesting and has a new book that has just been released, The Art of War Visualized, The Sun Tzu Classic in Charts & Graphs. She mixes data (both quantitative and qualitative) with humor, insight, and simple.  Here are her five essential books for stopping and thinking. Book…
  • Three Things to Get You Back on Track

    16 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Managing the April panic “How on earth,” you say to yourself, “is it already April?” But here we are. Another page turned back on the calendar. Q1 is done and dusted. Winter’s receding fast, and Spring is showing up in its different shades of green. Lurking in the shadows somewhere nearby is your sense of overwhelm. You’re doing your best not to catch its eye – keep moving and maybe it won’t catch up – but part of you is wondering if 2015 has already spiralled out of control, irrecoverable. That’s certainly how I’m feeling, so…
  • Twofer Tuesday: On Managing & the Merits of Boredom

    14 Apr 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… Are you in the 10% of managers who can actually be managers? A new Gallup reports says that great managers have five essential talents. And – pow! – only 10% of managers are able to deliver against them all. Take a look. You’ll find it interesting (and provocative) to figure out which of the five talents you have … and don’t really have. Read: This May Not Surprise…
  • Michael’s Sign Language

    Michael Bungay Stanier
    13 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Stop tolerating stuff. What needs to be flushed away today? Get provoked daily. Sign up our Great Work Provocations. Like a shot of espresso in the morning without the caffeine. Feel free to share – Blog it, Facebook it, Pin it…anyway you like…
  • Circle the Date!

    10 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    We’re very proud to be able to deliver our programs through our partnerships with leading organizations like Strategic Capabilities Network, CSTD, Conference Board of Canada and Rotman Executive Programs. I just wanted to share some upcoming events that are open to the public, and I hope to see you there. Strategic Capability Network Good Intentions Aren’t Enough – It’s Time to Stop Being So Helpful Date: Wednesday, Apr 15, 2015 – 7:15 AM to 11:30 AM As a leader, you know the value of developing coaching skills – coaching can increase focus and capacity, reduce…
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    Motivation and Success Strategies | GetMotivation

  • You Don’t Have To Know Everything Before You Start Doing Something

    Josh Hinds
    14 Apr 2015 | 8:14 pm
    Nothing stifles our success more than the pressure we put on ourselves to do things perfectly, and avoid the possibility of falling short in the attempt. We live in a culture that celebrates perfectionism even as it censures it. Every time we pick up a magazine or turn on the TV, we feel pressure to have perfect homes, perfect bodies, perfect children, perfect lives. And too often we want to feel like we have to do something perfectly before we attempt to do it at all. Nothing stifles our success more than the pressure we put on ourselves to do things perfectly, and to avoid the possibility…
  • 8 Practical Solutions for Your Biggest Career Stressors

    Josh Hinds
    1 Apr 2015 | 10:22 pm
    I am not a guru who will solve all your problems. I don’t know your current life situation and I cannot promise that you will succeed with what you do. I can’t say that after reading this article you will love your current job or that you will eliminate all the negative energy you receive day in and day out. However, I can share some insights that will greatly reduce your stress levels at work. Not only that, but these solutions will improve your overall health, your self-esteem and your personal productivity & effectiveness as well. No matter, who you are and no matter what you do,…
  • The Difference Between Being Good and Being Great? How Quickly You Get Back on Track!

    Josh Hinds
    24 Mar 2015 | 7:33 am
    At the beginning of each year, we all start with high aspirations and a lofty list of goals. Whether our objective is a promotion to district manager or an increase in sales by 5 percent per quarter over last year, on January 1 our sights are focused with laser-like intensity on our visions of greatness. But then, by January 10, a couple of curve-balls are likely to come from out of nowhere, and suddenly we’re down 0-2 in the count only ten days into the new year. Instead of waiting on a pitch we can drive into left field, we’re forced to take a defensive posture. We’re relegated to…
  • The 8 Principles of Success

    Josh Hinds
    5 Mar 2015 | 2:54 pm
    “Success isn’t a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.” — Arnold H. Glasow Most people talk about success so much that they rarely have any time to practice it. They try to develop strategies, learn all about it, try to prepare and plan all outcomes, to analyze how others succeeded, etc. And eventually they start worrying about what might happen, remind themselves of their past failures and put too much effort into thinking how not to let that happen again. And in the end, they fear success, they think it’s too hard, too far away. It starts to look…
  • What is EQ? 10 Ways an Emotional Intelligence Tool will Increase Your Workplace Productivity

    Josh Hinds
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:46 am
    When the term Emotional Intelligence first arrived on the public’s radar, it served as the missing link to the answer of a query the professional world had been perplexed over for years. People with average IQs were outperforming those with high IQs 70% of the time. The successful factor setting those with an average IQ apart was that their Emotional Intelligence (known as EQ or EI) was significantly higher. Further research proved that 90% of top performers have high EQ. Emotional Intelligence is that ‘something’ intangible that we all have. This elusive quality effects how…
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    Danielle LaPorte: white hot truth + sermons on life

  • 8 sure ways to block positivity

    16 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    1. Overzealous competitiveness. Sure, play to win, but when the focus is on decimating the competition, you’re wasting invaluable creative energy that you could pour into your staying power. 2. Ambivalence and indifference. When you’re in touch with your truth, you can make a clear choice. (Personally, I’m always leery of collaborating with someone who doesn’t know what they want. Hell, I’m leery of having lunch with someone who doesn’t know what they want.) 3. Scarcity mentality. Because… If you think there’s not enough to go around, then you…
  • May my suffering be of service.

    13 Apr 2015 | 10:23 am
    When the suffering is almost intolerable. When you’ve had all you think you can take. When you can’t comprehend what the “gift” in the pain might be. When it’s not making any sense. When you’re asking, God, Life, WHY? There’s this: May my suffering be of service. At the very least. May some good come of this. If not for me, for someone else. Some good. At the very least. May my suffering be of service. It’s a sublime Buddhist approach to pain. When you’re in hell, the notion that your agony might have some divine utility helps you endure. It’s a light ray of reason, a…
  • Why jerks show up in your life.

    9 Apr 2015 | 11:14 am
    Photo: Catherine Just One thing that the self help movement loves to teach and re-teach is that we attract our reality, and specifically, that we attract certain people into our lives to teach us certain things. I’m down with that theory. 100%. But here’s where the (people) attraction theory gets really dangerous — it’s with these bonus concepts: That we attract certain people because they are, on some level, a reflection of us. OR… (and this is where we really mess ourselves up) that since we attracted a loser into our lives, we must also be… a big loser.
  • Adorn your body with soul-truths + style. The Dogeared + Danielle LaPorte #Truthbomb Collection is available now!
    7 Apr 2015 | 9:39 am
    When I walked into Dogeared’s LA offices and saw the entire company’s Core Desired Feelings posted on their desks — I knew this was going to be a dream collaboration. And it has been. We joined our mutual simple style and business ethics with silver and gold. Every bit of this making has been thoughtful, and I’m thrilled to announce that it’s available TODAY. The #Truthbomb Collection: A Dogeared + Danielle LaPorte Collaboration Nine #Truthbombs. Nine charmed necklaces… in silver and gold. These pieces are all-occasion and all soul. Once you’ve chosen the right one (or…
  • Words can make you sick. Or healed. Heavy or light. Here’s an experiment that might prove it.

    6 Apr 2015 | 6:13 am
    “I’ve got an idea,” I said to my Kid. “Let’s talk smack to apples and see what happens.” And thus began the Good Apple / Bad Apple (approximately) 25 Day (because we lost count) Experiment in our kitchen. I’m a fan of Dr. Masaru Emoto’s research on water and resonance. Apples would prove resonance theory. Sure enough…. Each half of the same apple sat in its own sealed jar on our windowsill. Throughout the day, we’d walk by and say to The Apple of Positivity, You are so awesome! You’re a winner! You are perfect, gorgeous, useful. We love you apple!
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    Jungle of Life

  • The Most Common Family Conflicts With Students

    Lance Ekum
    3 Apr 2015 | 11:49 am
    Tweet Introduction It is human nature to disagree on some of the daily issues due to the difference in personality. A student within the family is prone to a conflict that may affect their educational performance. It is vital that students understand how conflict may arise, and more importantly deal with the conflict to ensure that their education is not adversely affected. Technology According to website whre you can find essays tips and topics online, in the age of Technology,  most students have been absorbed into gadgets that have segregated them from their families. These gadgets are a…
  • Future of Educational Tech Startups

    Lance Ekum
    1 Apr 2015 | 10:02 pm
    Tweet The educational tech Startups sector is one that has been growing in the recent past. The sector raised roughly around $500 million in the first quarter of last year. This figure is the largest quarter for the capital that has ever been set aside for that sector in the past five years. Educational tech startups have been described by many stakeholders in the education sector as the key to transformation of education for the better in the future. The time frame or the approach that will be followed to attain this has not been specified but it is going to happen. We will focus on the…
  • Cancer Is the Product of the Disease Neoplasia

    Guest Author
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:51 pm
    Tweet The sun rises and the sun sets. It seems like the sun rotates around the Earth. Cancer cells rise and are killed by surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. It seems like cancer is a disease. But the sun does not rotate around the Earth, and cancer is not a disease. The many kinds of cancer cells are the products of the disease neoplasia that can emerge in our bodies’ organs and tissues. Strange as it may seem, much of the failure of the war on cancer — and more importantly, much of the potential for finally winning it — has to do with the definition of cancer. If we think of cancer…
  • Famous Motivational Quotes

    Lance Ekum
    25 Feb 2015 | 11:02 am
    Tweet This Info­graphic is the cour­tesy of Famous Motivational Quotes
  • Romantic Love Letters–What You Should Know

    Lance Ekum
    13 Feb 2015 | 8:18 pm
    Tweet The Infographic is the courtesy of Love Letters
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  • Remembering the Importance of Badassery

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

    Emily Stoddard
    24 Mar 2015 | 4:53 pm
    There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no need for silence, no room for fear. We speak, we write, we do language. That is how civilizations heal. The post Toni Morrison on Artists & Silence appeared first on emily stoddard.
  • ToC Announced for An Alphabet of Embers

    Emily Stoddard
    6 Jan 2015 | 8:15 am
    Rose Lemberg has announced the table of contents for An Alphabet of Embers, and I’m thrilled and humbled all over again that I get to be a part of this anthology. It’s an amazing lineup of writers — and so many fellow first-timers! When I saw the project on Kickstarter and eventually decided to submit, I realized I had entered the dangerous “smitten” zone of hoped-for publication. By the time I was done revising (and revising and revising) my piece to submit, the little deer of hope in my gut was prancing around and shouting, “This has to be the place!
  • First Fiction Sale: An Alphabet of Embers!

    Emily Stoddard
    6 Nov 2014 | 7:34 am
    I’m over-the-moon, into-the-stars excited to share that one of my stories will be included in An Alphabet of Embers, an anthology of lyrical, magical, and border-defying short stories. I backed the project on Kickstarter before I even knew I would submit… it resonated as soon as Rose Lemberg, the editor, described it as “the kind of book you’d pick up when you’re drowning for a gulp of beauty on a gray day.” My story “Outfitting the Restless Heart, or How the Sky was Made” will hopefully deliver on that promise. It’s my first fiction sale, and my…
  • New Poetry in Cactus Heart

    Emily Stoddard
    23 Sep 2014 | 11:37 am
    I’m excited to share that one of the poems from my Science is Poetry project for National Poetry Month has been published in Cactus Heart Literary Magazine! How appropriate that the issue went live while I was wandering among the cacti in Sedona last week. Check out the issue here. The post New Poetry in Cactus Heart appeared first on emily stoddard.
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    Walter E. Jacobson, M.D. » Self-Help Blog

  • How To Treat Social Anxiety

    Walter Jacobson
    13 Apr 2015 | 6:38 am
    The treatment for social anxiety includes behavioral desensitization techniques as well as cognitive therapy techniques. Together, with practice and persistence, this condition can be managed effectively without medications. The post How To Treat Social Anxiety appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
  • If You’re Depressed or Anxious, Avoid Making Matters Worse

    Walter Jacobson
    9 Apr 2015 | 6:56 am
    When we’re depressed and/or anxious we’re usually not thinking clearly, we make mistakes, forget important things, have accidents. Best we pay closer attention to detail despite our disabling circumstances. The post If You’re Depressed or Anxious, Avoid Making Matters Worse appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
  • Happiness Is An Inside Job

    Walter Jacobson
    6 Apr 2015 | 8:15 pm
    Happiness is a choice. It is not dependent on external circumstances. There are people who have blessings in their lives and are not happy. There are people who suffer ongoing adversity and are happy. Happiness is a choice. The post Happiness Is An Inside Job appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
  • Patience Makes The Heart Grow Fonder

    Walter Jacobson
    1 Apr 2015 | 7:03 am
    Nuff said. But check out the video anyway! The post Patience Makes The Heart Grow Fonder appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
  • Win With Forgiveness

    Walter Jacobson
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:44 am
    We sabotage ourselves due to unconscious guilt, shame and self-loathing. When we embrace forgiveness, our subconscious mind works with our conscious desires and facilitates our success. The post Win With Forgiveness appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
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    Everything Counts!

  • Why Bother Celebrating Excellence?

    Gary Ryan Blair
    12 Apr 2015 | 7:16 pm
    You make hundreds of decisions every day. Some matter more then others. But committing your life to excellence is one is one of the most important decisions you will ever make in terms of your life’s success. The mission of the 100 Day Challenge is to inspire, promote and CELEBRATE excellence, and this particular message is meant to shine a bright light on the importance of rewards, recognition, and the fine art of celebrating excellence. THE GREEN JACKET The Green Jacket at The Masters Golf Tournament is considered to be the greatest individual award, and the most coveted prize in…

    Gary Ryan Blair
    29 Mar 2015 | 7:57 pm
    AT THE END of this message is a sweet little video to enjoy, but I ask that you please read this closely as it contains an insight that can and will impact everything in your life! Q2 is both shorthand for the second quarter of the year which is now just 2 days away, as well as a measurement for the QUALITY and QUANTITY of your first quarter performance. But before we dive too deep into those subjects, let’s take a quick detour and talk about a slogan which has deeps roots in our subconscious. My intention is not to malign any company or to throw a great slogan under the bus…but…
  • Keep Your Promises

    Gary Ryan Blair
    22 Feb 2015 | 7:39 am
    A wise man once observed, “The greatest battles we fight are in the silent chambers of our own souls.” In order to become a man or woman of total integrity, we need to develop the habit of… KEEPING PROMISES. A promise is a declaration that one will do or refrain from doing something specified. It gives the person to whom it is made a right to expect that some type of performance will be honored. Promises present themselves in delineations of black and white; after all, you either honor your promises, or you don’t. Success is the result of making and keeping promises to…
  • Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time

    Gary Ryan Blair
    15 Feb 2015 | 5:57 pm
    TODAY, the moral of this message comes first… You must do a much better job of managing your energy, not your time. Allow me to explain why. Managing energy, not time is the X Factor behind peak performance, personal renewal and overall well-being as every action, no matter the size, either adds or robs fuel from your energy gas tank. We are all reservoirs of energy. Everything we do—from interacting with colleagues and making important decisions to spending time with our family requires energy. As obvious as this seems, we often fail to take into account the critical role of energy…
  • Zero Defects

    Gary Ryan Blair
    18 Jan 2015 | 6:51 pm
     “Just like first impressions, you only get one chance to do things right the first time.” – Gary Ryan Blair THIS LESSON EXISTS to answer one question: Why is it important to do things right the first time? To get to the answer, I’d like to introduce you to the real secret of success: Choose Your Suffering! Everything you want in life, every goal you want to achieve, every opportunity you want to seize, all comes with a price tag. Legitimate success in any endeavor is earned the old-fashioned way…by paying upfront, in full and with your own blood, sweat and tears. To achieve…
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    Escape Adulthood with Kim & Jason

  • Saturday Morning Sprinkles: Lego Laptop Edition

    18 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    • We’ve got a lot of Legos sprinkled around our house, so I could definitely use this sweet laptop case. You know I backed this Kickstarter. (Hat Tip to DeMilked) • Parents are way too overprotective these days, and it’s not helping our kids one bit. The truth is that there are many dangerous things we do all the time, but it’s mastery that minimizes the risk. That’s ultimately what 50 Dangerous Things You Should Let Your Child Do is all about. Good stuff. (Hat tip to Kimberly Tice) • I thought this photo project using paint chips was pretty neat. • Want to to…
  • This Week in Rule Breaking

    17 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Rules that don’t exist are all around us, and they can keep us from living a life of awesome. In honor of the upcoming release of Penguins Can’t Fly, we are posting a different rule every day on our various social media accounts, using the hashtag #notarule. Some are rules we’ve uncovered, others have been shared with us from people like you. Follow along on Instagram or Facebook or share your own rule here! This 7-superhero mural was made with 9,000 post-it notes. And there are probably 9,000 ways to make your office more fun if you’re willing to break a few…
  • Why You’ll Want to Pre-Order Extra Copies of Penguins Can’t Fly

    15 Apr 2015 | 8:05 am
    Have you heard? If you pre-order 5 or more copies of Penguins Can’t Fly +39 Other Rules That Don’t Exist, you can score some pretty neat bonuses. First of all, anyone who orders at least one book from anywhere can email their receipt to and get a special e-Book containing five bonus rules that didn’t make the original cut, a Permission to Break The Rules Coupon book, access to the video of one of my 70-minute speaking programs, and a cache of digital wallpaper. (Details here.)…
  • Joining Up the Dots

    15 Apr 2015 | 7:40 am
    I recently had a nice chat with David Ralph on his show, Join Up Dots. It is a podcast inspired by a quote by Steve Jobs, who said, “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.” The in-depth conversation I had with David went in a lot of interesting directions, which made it fun. We talked about my partnership with Kim and what it’s like working with your spouse. We discussed “spaghetti throwing,” and the long and winding road that led us to where we…
  • Thou Shalt Always Wear Clean Underpants Upon Leaving Thy House

    12 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    [ This is an excerpt from Penguins Can’t Fly +39 Other Rules That Don’t Exist, a beautiful and inspiring book that will help you uncover and break the so-called rules that could be holding you back from a life of awesome. Get it here! ] Moms everywhere seem to be united in their desire to make sure that if we leave the house, we do so with clean underpants. In case we get into an accident. Naturally. Because if you get into an accident, and you are rushed to the hospital, and the emergency workers are required to remove your underwear, and they discover that your tighty-whiteys are not as…
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    The BridgeMaker

  • Simple Things to be Grateful for in Life

    Alex Blackwell
    15 Apr 2015 | 8:23 pm
    When I allow myself to celebrate what is good in my life that vibration ripples in my life and the world. – Ellen Miller When you wake up in the morning what’s the first thought that goes through your mind? Do you consider the day’s to-do list or the bills that need to be paid? Do you think about getting the car serviced or your children’s after-school schedule? All of these things are important, but they don’t always lead the way to living with a grateful heart. Living with a grateful heart gives you the opportunity to celebrate the goodness in life and to see goodness in others.
  • Life is short, so…

    Alex Blackwell
    12 Apr 2015 | 6:38 am
    Life is short, and it is up to you to make it sweet. – Sarah Louise Delany As I roll into my mid-50s, the urge to cherish every day grows stronger. The things that once annoyed me now remind me that life is in motion. Over time, the challenges and setbacks give way to victory and contentment. I’m realizing that even in my most anxious moments, there’s always an opportunity to see the blessings. But I have to choose to open my eyes. Learning to be happy with what I have is another lesson that’s finally soaking in. It’s also becoming clear that I can’t get to the place where I…
  • 12 Wise Old Sayings That Keep Inspiring

    Alex Blackwell
    8 Apr 2015 | 5:43 pm
    Those who are unaware they are walking in darkness will never seek the light. – Bruce Lee Some say wisdom is gained by keeping an open mind while living a long time so life’s experience have a chance of soaking in. Others say wisdom is acquired by listening more than talking. Either way, wisdom is a gift that can enlighten our souls and strengthen our spirit – and the spirit of others when it is shared. If you need some wisdom right now – some enlightenment gained by others, here are 12 wise old sayings that resonant with truth, hope and inspiration: “When you are in doubt, be…
  • A Simple Path – To Stumbling on Happiness

    Alex Blackwell
    5 Apr 2015 | 11:03 am
    Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. It means you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections. – Unknown What makes you happy? Not what you think makes your happy, but what you know makes your happy. I stumble to find my answer every day. Overthinking If there’s a poster child for overthinking, it would be me. I overthink what people say to me, and what they don’t say. Ordinary decisions, like picking out which shirt to wear, require careful deliberation. Also, imagining my life five or ten years into the future isn’t an innocent case of thoughtful planning;…
  • 10 Words of Encouragement that Can Change a Life Forever

    Alex Blackwell
    1 Apr 2015 | 4:04 pm
    If we’re going to bring out the best in people, we, too, need to sow seeds of encouragement. – Joel Osteen The right word said at the right time can inspire or encourage someone. The perfect words can provide hope or just give someone a boost when their energy is flagging. For all walks of life, here are a few words of encouragement for the person in your life who can use it. Maybe it’s you. 1. To make the first step toward change, you must begin – To paraphrase the Lao-tzu quote: the journey of a thousand miles starts with one step. To finish successfully, you have to get…
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    The Cracker Lady's House

  • You’ve Stood the Test of Time

    15 Apr 2015 | 5:38 pm
    You’ve Stood the Test of Time      Today, my Aunt Connie is going on the Honor Flight to Washington D.C. with the vets to see the WWII veterans memorial and other sites.  This is a program put on by the University of Nevada.  It is completely paid for by volunteers.  Someone from Aunt Connie's church will be her chaperone.  My aunt, Carol Conrad McGee, was a WWII navy nurse.  She is now 94 years old.  This will be a challenging trip for her, but has a sweet determination to go.  On her trip, they’re going to have a “mail call” on…
  • Yerington’s 1950’s Kids Chase The Mosquito Truck

    13 Apr 2015 | 12:01 pm
    Yerington’s 1950’s Kids Chase The Mosquito Truck A Memoir by Mary Burns(Published in the Mason Valley News in 1987)Burns Kids 1950'sMary BurnsThe year is 1959(ish) in a South Yerington neighborhood after dinner on hot July evening. Twenty or so juvenile type renegades come streaming out of our houses and start gathering on the big lawn.  Our tummies now full - we are ready for some action.  Could this be the night? It hasn’t happened in awhile. Maybe it will show tonight.  Twenty little kids, nauseous with anticipation, are impatiently shifting around the big lawn.
  • You May Be From Yerington In the 50’s-70’s If…. (Part One)

    13 Apr 2015 | 2:39 am
    You May Be From Yerington In the 50’s-70’s If…. (Part One) (Compiled by Mary Burns and Chere Brown)...You wait to plant your “toms” ‘till after the snow melts off Pevine. (I’m loving all the southern Californian gardeners out today - we’ll have another freeze - guaranteed) (MB)  ...You know what a Lion’s Club Manure Haul is (was?)  (Lions club manure clean up for the fair. They haul the previous days straw and manure away to keep the fair clean.) (MB)       ...You remember school sports and activities were the town’s rallying hub.
  • Terror On Alt 95

    28 Mar 2015 | 6:43 pm
    Terror On Alt 95At the crossroads of Silver Spring, I pulled into a gas station to get my daughter, Shannon, a soda.  She had been demanding a coke for over fifteen minutes.  She was only three years old, but knew what she wanted. The afternoon was warm and we had no air conditioning in our car back in the early 70’s.  I was thirsty too.  We were going to visit my mother in Yerington about thirty-three miles away. Silver Springs was a true crossroad. East was Fallon, West led to Carson City, North was Fernley from which we had just passed through from Reno where we…
  • Rumble At Anaconda Lockout

    9 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    Rumble At Anaconda Lockout The 1965 Saturday night dances in Yerington,  Nevada became my responsibility quite by accident.  My best friend, Sue, was a dynamic personality and had a powerful voice. She and four other high school classmates formed a band called the Sabras , but they had no place to practice. Our living room just happened to be very large, and so it became the band practice spot and hangout. My mother worked late, so at first I neglected to even tell her of my afternoon activities, but when she did find out, to my surprise she was supportive.  As the band…
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    Your Voice of Encouragement

  • Are You Leading with GRIT?

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

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

    26 Mar 2015 | 7:19 am
    Today I'm featuring a guest blog post by Quinn McDowell, a colleague whose passion for developing strong leaders, parents and young people matches my own.Tim Duncan will go down as one of the 10 greatest NBA players of all time. He was a three-time NCAA Collegiate All American and Naismith Player of the Year at Wake Forest and then went on to become the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft. Over the course of his 17-year NBA career, he has been selected to the All-Defensive Team 14 times and the All-NBA Team 14 times. Three times, he was awarded the NBA Finals MVP and twice the NBA Regular Season…
  • Flying without a Helicopter – A Book for Millennials, Their Parents and Their Bosses

    25 Feb 2015 | 4:01 am
    Recently I was having a conversation about parenting with three people I love the most – my husband, daughter and son-in-law. This topic has immediate relevance for them since they had their first child in October.Some interesting questions popped up about Alison’s growing up years…What did Lee and I do to instill in her a sense of responsibility?How did we prevent her from developing a sense of entitlement as an only child?What did we teach her about money management so she would not expect us to pay for everything she wanted?I had just finished reading Flying without a Helicopter by…
  • Emotional Intelligence Improves Millennial Communications at Work

    20 Feb 2015 | 7:39 am
    Guest Post by Joanie Connell, Ph.D.A mom confided in me she had gotten so frustrated with her 7-year-old daughter that she started crying. She said that once her daughter saw her crying, her daughter immediately stopped misbehaving and came over and held her to comfort her. The mom was beating herself up for letting that happen, but I offered a different perspective.Look at what the daughter learned from that experience. Her behavior frustrated someone so much that it led them to cry. When someone cries it’s good to comfort them. And, the mom got over it and was fine after that. How…
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    Building Personal Strength

  • How to Create a Coaching Culture

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

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

    23 Feb 2015 | 10:19 am
    I have posted about a fabulous new book, How to Be a Power Connector, by Judy Robinett (The No. 1 business book of 2014, according to Inc. Magazine). It is, quite honestly the most useful, professional life-changing book I've ever read.If you haven't read it yet, you can get a great preview by listening to this podcast interview, in which Judy talks with Mike Wong about the main concepts of the book.By the way, Mike Wong's "Business Insights" podcast series is an amazing resource. Each interview lasts only 25-30 minutes, and literally dozens of experts have spoken on quite a diversity of…
  • Need Money to Launch Your Business? Judy Robinett Can Help You Find It

    3 Feb 2015 | 1:09 pm
    Judy RobinettRecently I was rereading Judy Robinett's best-selling book, How to Be a Power Connector, which was named by Inc. Magazine the "No. 1 Business Book" for 2014. In addition to being the author of the best book about networking ever written, she is in fact a world-class networker herself.As I was reading her book for the third time, halfway through the introduction I was stopped by a sentence which explains that she is much more than the author of this book: "I am a consultant specializing in putting early-stage companies in front of angel and venture capital investors." Then I…
  • Assure vs. Ensure vs. Insure - Get That Righteous Feeling

    20 Jan 2015 | 2:55 pm
    I was once in a meeting with some colleagues when I used the word "ensure" in the context of making sure something happens. To my surprise, a woman in attendance corrected me on the spot. She said I had confused "insure" with "ensure." The Duke Ph.D. in English part of me rankled at this, and I told her that while the two verbs have similar connotations, their meanings were the opposite of what she said. But she held her ground over this interesting point of grammar. I realized she had a strong need to be right, and with an open mind said, "You may be right," and let it go. Today, 30 years…
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  • How To Simplify The Way We Work

    Tanveer Naseer
    14 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    After the tough winter season most of us have had this year, it’s understandable that many of us are eager for Springtime weather to finally take hold so we might once again enjoy a warm sun under blue skies.Of course, it’s not just the return of warm weather that many of us associate with the arrival of Spring. There’s also that sense of renewal and rejuvenation that comes with this time of the year; of being more open to making changes that will spur on new opportunities for growth and success.This mood makes for a great motivator, not only for us to tackle the chores of…
  • An Astronaut’s View Of The Power Of We

    Tanveer Naseer
    7 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Image courtesy of NASA.I’m delighted to share this guest piece by US astronaut Col. Ron Garan. Ron spent 178 days in space on board the International Space Station (ISS), travelling 71 million miles in orbit. Ron has the unique distinction of being the only TED speaker to give a talk from outer space.Thanks to the time he spent in space looking down at our planet Earth, Ron developed a deeper appreciation for what he calls “the orbital perspective” and how this vantage point can help us tap into our innate sense of empathy and connecting with others to break down barriers –…
  • Moving From ‘Good Enough’ To Greatness

    Tanveer Naseer
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Of all the numerous organs that make up the human body, there’s no question that the brain is the most fascinating and least understood. Indeed, thanks to the burgeoning field of neuroscience, we’re not only discovering new insights into how this vital organ functions, but we’re also beginning to appreciate the depth of its complexity and mysterious nature.Of course, as amazing as the human brain is, the fact is that it’s also quite lazy. A good example of this is the ease by which we create habits, and the corollary of how hard it is for us to break some of these…
  • Why Successful Leaders Focus On Giving Over Getting

    Tanveer Naseer
    24 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    One of the wonderful benefits of our digital age is not only how we’re able to discover the talent and artistry of people we might have otherwise overlooked, but also how we’re now able to peek behind the curtain to learn what inspires them; to discover and understand what guides them to create these moments of engaging insights that linger in our mind’s eye.It’s a concept I recently appreciated when I came upon this video by comedian Michael Jr. where he shares what he views as being the moment where he had his big break as a comedian. His description of the big break…
  • Speak To The Heart To Lead Change

    Tanveer Naseer
    17 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    The following is a guest piece by Dianna Booher.“I’ve sold millions and millions of dollars during my 30 years at IBM, and it never occurred to me that people make their buying decisions based on emotion first, and then justified with logic,” John said to me over dinner a few weeks ago. “But you’re right. As I think back about the various client deals, I can see that. I definitely can see that.Another case in point.But more formal, rigorous research shows overwhelmingly that people base buying decisions on emotion, and then support them with logic. In a business setting, a logical…
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    Simply Encouraging Blog

  • Funny People

    12 Apr 2015 | 7:02 am
    As I reached out to my web company with a basic question, they inquired, “What’s the account number, or domain name you’re calling about?” I replied, “I don’t have my account number available, but my domain name is”. Immediately, the now animated voice asks, “And who do I have the pleasure of speaking with this evening?” I replied, “Uhhhh, ‘Thomas Waterhouse?’” As the smirk began to form on my face, a wordless voice spoke softly in my heart. “Life is a playground full of funny people, and…
  • Rhythms of Grace

    28 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Eugene Peterson in “The Message” says, “Learn the unforced rhythms of grace”. I don’t know about you, but I feel good just saying it out loud. Grace is love in motion, and it “cuts people slack”. Think of that someone who did something stupid in traffic "to you", as if it were personal. Well, I’m pretty sure you’ve done some stupid things in traffic too. You’re fuming that the checkout person is slow, holding up "your day" as if it were by design. Guess what, there have been times when you’ve slowed people down as well. In…
  • iWork

    24 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    As I work with teams, I have a “diagnostic exercise” that tells me the need-base for which the group is collectively spending their energy.  At any given point we are spending our energy on one of three levels. The levels are basic needs (safety and physiological fulfillment), psychological needs (the need for love, belonging, prestige and accomplishment), or self-fulfillment needs (achieving our full creative expression, highest calling and complete potential). It's crucial to know that we can be fulfilling a quest for self-actualization by preparing a meal for our family,…
  • A Plan for All Time

    1 Jan 2015 | 11:35 am
    Well, it’s 2015 and so far, so good! Here’s a three-part plan to keep the spirit of New Year’s fresh. 1. Cover whatever happened earlier each day with grace, leaving no room for regret. 2. Look towards the future with childlike faith, removing the possibility of fear.  3. Be as giving as possible in each present moment, ever growing in the capacity to love. Past, future, and present; that pretty much covers it all! I know you will be doing your best to make it great, but remember, some days are better than others, and here’s the key. If we’re working the…
  • The Gift of Love

    13 Dec 2014 | 4:36 pm
    She read this to me from her journal, and asked what I thought. “I see myself putting you first, and you putting me last. Then I see glimpses of you putting me first, just in your own way. But, does that count? If you put me first, but in your way, is that love? Certainly, it’s a gift, if you give anything at all, but for me, it’s only love if you put me first, in my way.”  To which I replied. “I think there is a difference between giving to give, and giving to love. Perhaps it’s because a gift primarily satisfies the giver, but only love can satisfy…
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    Interruption Management

  • Noise Distracts

    16 Apr 2015 | 11:20 am
    Fourteen years ago, the article “Noise Busters” by Richard and Joyce Wolkomir appeared in Smithsonian Magazine. From the authors:“Nature quiet is now preserved in only 7% of Arizona’s Grand Canyon national park and nowhere in Hawaii’s volcano’s National Park.” “Among city dwelling Americans, 87% are exposed to noise so loud it has the potential to degrade hearing capacity over time. But you will not necessarily find peace in the suburbs or country side either, not with the on slot of leaf blowers, snow blowers, lawn mowers, chain saws, snow mobiles, power boats, and all…
  • Text Now, Fail Later

    14 Apr 2015 | 8:18 am
    In a USA Today article: "As social media become nearly inescapable on college campuses, a pair of recently published studies supports what many professors already have concluded: Students using Facebook or text messaging during a lecture tend to do worse when quizzed later."
  • More, and Shorter, Meetings

    28 Mar 2015 | 5:28 am
    As reported in Meetings & Conventions: "Requests for meeting proposals are now exceeding pre-recession levels."
  • A Blizzard of Catalogs, Still

    21 Mar 2015 | 6:18 am
    In this age of high-speed Internet connections and smart phones, catalog companies in the U.S. annually mail more than 20 billion catalogs, consuming nearly four million tons of paper. The quality as well as availability of recycled paper has improved, but too many f catalogers, among them the top names in the industry, still use virgin paper. What a waste, for everyone and everything.
  • Multi-tasking: The Ultimate Interruption

    13 Mar 2015 | 4:59 am
    “There’s substantial literature on how the brain handles multi-tasking. And basically, it doesn’t … what’s really going on is a rather than simultaneous processing,” concludes Jordan Grafman, chief of the cognitive neuroscience section at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
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    Scott Grossberg | Thinking Magically™

  • Thinking Magically™ | The Decision to be a Magician

    12 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    “It’s not hard to decide what you want your life to be about. What’s hard, she said, is figuring out what you’re willing to give up in order to do the things you really care about.” – Shauna Niequist (Bittersweet: Thoughts on Change, Grace, and Learning the Hard Way) =============== Begin with “why?” =============== If you want to be a magician, the first decision you need to make is . . . to be a magician. And before you make that choice, you should ask yourself: “Why do I want to be a magician?” I’ve seen may fair share of people who want to…
  • Thinking Magically™ | Always Presume Magic is Afoot

    5 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    “Being in a relationship doesn’t entitle you to anything. You don’t get what you expect, you get what you create.” – Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience The more adept you become as a magician, the more you realize that the act of creating is the cornerstone of everything. As a designer, builder, and mastermind of reality, you will find yourself moving from the question, “What outcome do I want today?” to the deeper and more satisfying inquiry, “What do I want to create today?” The former presumes you’re entitled to…
  • Thinking Magically™ | Success as a Hobby – The Little Mistake That’s Costing You Big-Time

    29 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Then quit. No use being a damn fool about it.” – W.C. Fields Let’s face it. Most of us get our results by stumbling into them. We acquire our outcomes largely by chance. And we make our decisions normally based on our hunches. Then we wonder why we aren’t more productive, prosperous, or thriving. To put it simply, I find that many people just don’t know any better and so they treat success like a hobby. A spare-time activity. A sideline. Like any other hobby, we seek success because of the pleasure we believe it will bring…
  • Thinking Magically™ | Finally Making Yourself Great

    22 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    “This is a man in need. His fear is naked and obvious, but he’s lost . . . somewhere in his darkness. His eyes wide and bleak and tortured. I can soothe him. Join him briefly in the darkness and bring him into the light.” – E.L. James, Fifty Shades of Grey There’s something truly unique about consistently successful magicians. Yes, they have a need to entertain. And they certainly have a need to get results. And their need to impact the world around them is obvious. They are really incomparable, however, in their ability to love themselves enough to play in the darkness, if…
  • Thinking Magically™ | Admit It . . . You’re Lost in Space

    15 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Crying is all right in its way while it lasts. But you have to stop sooner or later, and then you still have to decide what to do. — C.S. Lewis, The Silver Chair What happens when you don’t know what to do with your life? It’s not malaise — there’s no physical discomfort. You’re just uneasy in your own skin, in your own world, in what you believe you should be doing. It’s not angst — there’s no anxiety about the world and your personal options. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. You have complete freedom and that’s what seems to be causing…
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    Experience Optimism

  • How to be happy

    18 Apr 2015 | 10:22 am
    Yesterday, I read an article that claims acetaminophen depresses emotions. That's right, the little pill known as Tylenol, that is taken by so many and included in over 600 different medicines, may take away your happiness at the same time that it eases your pain.An optimist would ask, "Is that a good thing?"I think not would be the answer because, you see, optimism can also take away pain. By visualizing positive outcomes and positive attributes about oneself, a study has concluded that there is a causal link between optimism and lower pain sensitivity.In layman's terms, we call this hope.
  • Happy Easter from @Midfire and @Midoptimist

    5 Apr 2015 | 9:28 am
    I doubt there is anything more fun than the 60 seconds following the horn that blows to start an Easter Egg Hunt. Whether you call them a scramble, dash, roll or hunt, Optimist Clubs around the US and Canada get in the action to bring family-friendly cheer to their communities. It's just one way that Optimist Club members say, "We care."Shown here is Optimist Club member and Middleton Rural Fire District Community Relations Officer/Paramedic Victor Islas taking a selfie as he readies the crowd for the egg-off at Foote Park, Middleton, Idaho.On behalf of Victor and the Middleton Rural Fire…
  • Hang ten with an Optimist Club

    4 Apr 2015 | 9:43 am
    The colorful and happy hibiscus is the token flower of Hawaiian shirts and surfboard couture around the world. Nothing says positive mental attitude - PMA - more than the surfer move of hanging ten.To hang ten means that the surfer has positioned the board in such a way that the back of it is covered by the wave and freeing her to walk to the front of the board to hang all ten toes over its nose.Sounds exhilarating; don't you think?However the true exhilaration comes from the belief that one can do it - catch a wave, and ride it with skilled, but reckless abandon.When one adopts a positive…
  • What's an Optimist Oratorical Contest like?

    3 Apr 2015 | 9:53 pm
    The Optimist Club of Southfield-Lathrup, Michigan has completed its Optimist Oratorical Contest for 2015.District Governor Cheryl Thames was on hand to congratulate the winners, and as she has done all year, share what being part of an Optimist Club is all about.Please enjoy the video and learn why you should join an Optimist Club today.Please visit for more thoughts and stories about Optimism and Optimist Clubs.
  • Optimist spring

    21 Mar 2015 | 12:20 pm
    Hope blossoms once a year giving rebirth to nature and promising growth and happiness to all who step outside to view its colorful canvas.Plans are put into action to fulfill the dreams made during the cover of winter's chill. Spring has arrived.Every day, I read, and sometimes recite, the Optimist Creed. It gives me hope year-round. I don't have to wait for the clouds to clear, the snow to melt, or the sun to shine to share my optimism with the world. The Optimist Creed inspires my optimism every day.Thanks to the gentlemen who invited me, ever so reluctantly, to join their Optimist Club…
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  • Mindfulness Hacks & Experiments You can Try Anywhere, Anytime

    Gilbert Ross
    10 Apr 2015 | 10:39 am
      Mindfulness is the quintessential meditative practice, the most valuable instrument in your mind’s toolbox and the key to personal development. In other words, it’s the shortest path to actualising your fullest potential  – your real You. With so much talk and literature about the subject, it’s easy to get confused on what mindfulness really is or isn’t. Some think of mindfulness as an esoteric eastern practice reserved only to Zen buddhists who have spent years secluded in a monastery away from any cares of the world. Yes, although mindfulness is very intimately…
  • Why going through a Life Crisis is a Positive Thing

    Gilbert Ross
    2 Apr 2015 | 5:10 am
    In my life and work I have come across many people who have gone or are going through what can expediently be defined as a life crisis. The word carries a lot of negative connotations of course since it is associated with very difficult life passages often brought about by circumstances beyond the volition or ‘control’ of the person, such as:  loss of loved ones, difficult family problems, financial loss or a health related issue. Sometimes crises are also brought about by drastic turning points in one’s life where the person feels  that he or she is losing solid reference points…
  • Qi: The Vital Force that Holds the Balance of Life

    Gilbert Ross
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:28 am
      The concept of Qi has a long theoretical and practical history in traditional Chinese culture. Qi (pronounced ‘Chee’) is considered to be the vital energy that circulates around the body (and throughout nature). The concept is a key principle in Chinese traditional medicine where the cultivation and circulation of Qi through appropriate exercise is responsible for maintaining and improving the health of the mind and body. Conversely, deficiencies or blockages in Qi flow result in imbalances that are the root causes of all sorts of disease and ailments. For many centuries,…
  • This is How Modern Technology Can Help You Achieve a Zen Mind

    Gilbert Ross
    11 Mar 2015 | 10:36 am
    You would naturally think that Western technology and Eastern Zen meditation practice are as incompatible as they can get. In some ways this is correct but modern scientific research is finding points of convergence, most interestingly in using applied technology to hack into brain performance and optimal brain states that would otherwise be only achievable through years of dedicated practice. The onset of these mind technologies was spurred by improved scientific instruments and tools such as fMRI, EEG devices and other latest brain scan technology that have uncovered a lot of data and…
  • The Dynamics of Intention and Manifestation

    Gilbert Ross
    11 Mar 2015 | 10:29 am
      Intent is not a thought, or an object, or a wish. Intent is what can make a man succeed when his thoughts tell him that he is defeated. It operates in spite of the warrior’s indulgence. Intent is what makes him invulnerable. Intent is what sends a shaman through a wall, through space, to infinity. Carlos Casteneda   Intention, Attention and the Will: The concept of intention is pretty much like religion – often discussed and debated, seldom practised or understood. It’s a high frequency word in metaphysical literature but one which lacks a unified model of…
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    All About Gratitude | How to be More Grateful | Increase your Gratitude | Gratitude Quotes | Paul B. Taubman, II

  • Who Else Wants to Feel More Inspired?

    14 Apr 2015 | 7:08 pm
    Studies confirm that some people feel inspired more often than the rest of us. Do you regularly feel inspired? Typically, when you are feeling inspired, you feel more grateful. While those moments of revelation may seem elusive, the impact is powerful. The more you feel inspired, the more inspired you will feel! It is an AWESOME cycle! In addition to the initial exhilaration, inspiration can make you more productive and successful. You perform better and enjoy your work more. The good news is that these same studies suggest habits that you can cultivate that will bring more enthusiasm into…
  • Somethings Coming

    10 Mar 2015 | 5:42 am
    Natalie Wood as Maria in West Side Story Today’s Gratitude Burst was a Native American Saying that reminded me of how Gratitude and good things are always coming to us. We might not know what it is, or what to expect, but they are coming. The Burst reminded me of the lyrics to the song from West Side Story, Somethings Coming. Tony, the male lead, gets a feeling that something is going to happen that day – he is not sure what – but he knows, something is coming. It is that night that he meets, and falls in love, with Maria. These lyrics certainly apply to gratitude as well.
  • A sweet lesson on patience.

    5 Mar 2015 | 9:14 pm
    This was posted on Facebook although I have read it before. I thought it was worth sharing here. A NYC Taxi driver wrote: I arrived at the address and honked the horn. After waiting a few minutes I honked again. Since this was going to be my last ride of my shift I thought about just driving away, but instead I put the car in park and walked up to the door and knocked.. ‘Just a minute’, answered a frail, elderly voice. I could hear something being dragged across the floor. After a long pause, the door opened. A small woman in her 90’s stood before me. She was wearing a print…
  • Mason Wartman’s Pizza Shop

    4 Mar 2015 | 6:10 pm
    Wow! What a great idea! The next time I am in Philly, I am stopping in and posting a lot of Post-It notes! The post Mason Wartman’s Pizza Shop appeared first on All About Gratitude | How to be More Grateful | Increase your Gratitude | Gratitude Quotes | Paul B. Taubman, II.
  • A New Momment

    24 Feb 2015 | 6:17 pm
    The post A New Momment appeared first on All About Gratitude | How to be More Grateful | Increase your Gratitude | Gratitude Quotes | Paul B. Taubman, II.
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  • 14 Excellent Reasons Why You Are Not Living a Happy & Peaceful Life – Part 2

    Guest Author
    4 Apr 2015 | 12:24 am
    This is Part 2 of an article entitled 14 Excellent Reasons Why You Are Not Living a Happy and Peaceful Life by Zdravko Lukovsk. You can read Part 1 Here. You’re Afraid to Break Free from your Comfort Zone There is only one thing that never changes…and that is… CHANGE itself! Understand that your comfort zone is an illusion. When in a comfort zone, you think that you have peace and that you can be happy but believe me, that’s one big illusion. The first serious sign of a big problem or obstacle will break this wrong picture that you hold. It is impossible to feel at peace if you…
  • 14 Excellent Reasons Why You Are Not Living a Happy & Peaceful Life – Part 1

    Guest Author
    4 Apr 2015 | 12:16 am
    I’m just a regular guy. I don’t claim to be the “expert” who will solve all your problems. I can’t give you peace and happiness, but what I can do, is help you in awakening them from within. Why? Because I’ve done it in my life, and I know that I am no more special than you are. If I can be happy and live a peaceful life, you can do it too. Understand that if you don’t get your thoughts and emotions together, and in order, you will be always lost in life. You probably won’t perceive the world as a happy and peaceful home we all share, until you first recognize and develop…
  • How to Choose a Book Title

    Guest Author
    11 Feb 2015 | 9:56 am
    You did it. You’ve finished your book. After hours, days, weeks, even months of living and breathing your story and countless edits, you’re finally ready to so unveil it. You stand up, get ready to call your publisher, when you suddenly thought: well, damn. What’s the title going to be? Choosing a title for your book or story is one of the trickier parts of writing. The title you choose has to be intriguing enough to catch the attention of your average bookstore browser while still being descriptive of your story. It’s a difficult task, so we’re giving you some tips on how to create…
  • Be a Hero Today!

    Will Edwards
    25 Jan 2015 | 4:06 am
    If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. - Dalai Lama I believe everyone wants to be a Hero in their life. To do something that comes from the heartlevel … from the depth of our soul … a loving service to the Universe that makes the world better and to have this amazing feeling of passion and to be truly alive that only can come with making your life about helping others and the world. This is what it’s all about – you have a gift or gifts you want to share with the world. Everyone does. The challenge is finding it buried…
  • Is This The World’s Best Offer?

    Will Edwards
    28 Oct 2014 | 1:29 am
    Our books are easy-to-read Kindle Shorts (5,000 to 10,000 words) designed so you can read and enjoy each one in a single sitting. These books include case studies, action steps, exercises, suggestions and practical tips to help you on your way to a richer, fuller and more profitable life – the sort of life you really want to live. From Goal Setting to Life Purpose, from Healing to Stress Management, from Affirmations to Body Language, we’ve got it all covered. This is, without doubt, the most complete library of books on Personal Development available on the internet today! Today, you can…
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  • The Self-Leadership Golden Rule and Law

    Jon Mertz
    18 Apr 2015 | 8:11 am
    Self-leadership receives decent attention, as it should. Leadership does begin from within and then is exemplified through collaborative relationships, interactions, and work. Faisal Hoque in a Fast Company article highlights many essential ways to improve and become a more authentic leader. Many other good articles can be found through various searches. So why write another article? Two reasons. First, self-leadership is vital to empowering positive leadership capabilities. Second, there is a rule and a law often overlooked when it comes to self-leadership. The rule and law are: The Golden…
  • Workplace Flexibility: From Conversation to Implementation

    Molly Page
    16 Apr 2015 | 12:30 am
    Lauren Rikleen’s book “You Raised Us – Now Work With Us” began to take shape while she was promoting her previous book. “I began to notice in so many presentations this real negativity in the questions being asked about the younger generation in the workplace,” Rikleen explains. She admits that the tone of the questions didn’t resonate with her. At the time, Rikleen was very hopeful about data she was seeing regarding Millennials. She was encouraged by a generation that seemed to be looking at work/life integration in a very new way. For the first time data suggested…
  • Entrepreneurs in the Information Age

    14 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    Guest Post by David J. Greer People often ask me how will the Internet change the world in the next 50 years. As someone who created one of the earliest web sites in the world, my response is that in the fifteen years since I created that web site we have seen far less than 5% of the impact and change that the Internet will have on our world over the next 50 years. I wrote Wind In Your Sails: Vital Strategies That Accelerate Your Entrepreneurial Success to help entrepreneurs think differently. So that they will act in a way that is aligned with their purpose, values, and culture. I hope that…
  • A Challenge: Be a Student as Much as a Leader

    Jon Mertz
    11 Apr 2015 | 8:21 am
    What if someone was as much a student as a leader? The result would be a well-balanced, growth-oriented individual. Although this would generally be true, the answer does not stop here. Many view being a student as something young people do. A student leaving a campus never looks back, right? Some leaders have done this sooner rather than later. Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Michael Dell, and Mark Zuckerberg come to mind. Entrepreneurs are leaders, not students. Some are just comfortable with who they are and believe they are a leader now and forever more. Raise your hand if you believe this.
  • The Two Best Questions Millennials Can Ask Older Leaders

    Jeremy Chandler
    8 Apr 2015 | 4:50 am
    Learning the art of asking good questions is one of the most valuable skills we can develop as Millennials. In fact, novelist Thomas Berger once said, “The art and science of asking questions is the source of all knowledge. The more practice we have asking questions and seeking wisdom early on in our journey, the better we’ll be at discerning wisdom and advice later in our career. As Millennials, we must be intentional about seeking out the wisdom and advice of the leaders we admire. However, some questions are definitely better than others. There are questions that might provide answers…
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  • Kenneth Grahame: The Late Bloomer Behind The Wind in the Willows

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

    Debra Eve | @DebraEve
    10 Mar 2015 | 7:41 pm
    In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue. ~Children’s rhyme If you count historical success by cities and districts, controversy and confused school children, Christopher Columbus has the edge. But if you liken it in square miles, late bloomer Amerigo Vespucci (1454-1512) wins by two continents. Why aren’t the Americas named for Columbus? Because Vespucci took a leap of imagination and recognized the obvious. Venus and Mundus Novus Amerigo Vespucci was born in Florence to a noble family. His Uncle Georgio Antonio, a Dominican friar, gave him an outstanding education in Greek,…
  • How Jules Verne Went from Failed Stockbroker to Father of Science Fiction

    Debra Eve | @DebraEve
    8 Feb 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Science, my lad, is made up of mistakes, but they are mistakes which it is useful to make, because they lead little by little to the truth. (A Journey To The Center Of The Earth) Today marks the 187th anniversary of Jules Verne’s birth. I’m republishing this in his honor. Believe it or not, Jules Verne (1828-1905) graduated from law school, but decided not to practice, then took up playwriting, but never made a living from it. By age 29, he gave up the arts and became a stockbroker. Yet today we know him as the author of 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, A Journey To The Centre…
  • Edith Wharton: Downtown Abbey Dropout, Pulitzer Prize Winner, Late Bloomer

    Debra Eve | @DebraEve
    23 Jan 2015 | 11:05 pm
    {Debra’s note: I’m republishing this to celebrate the 153rd anniversary of Edith’s birth.} “True originality consists not in a new manner but in a new vision.” ~Edith Wharton I count Downton Abbey my one marital costume drama triumph. I’m not sure how I convinced my English husband to watch the first episode, but I thank Julian Fellowes’ superb writing for keeping him riveted. We had one memorable weekend of silk and corsets together. In Downton Abbey, Elizabeth McGovern plays Cora Crawley, Lady Grantham, an American heiress who saves the ancestral home…
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    Eat. Sleep. Be

  • Support the March of Dimes #imbornto Campaign for Premature Babies

    14 Apr 2015 | 5:30 pm
      Did you know that every year, nearly half a million babies are born prematurely in the United States? That is equal to one baby born prematurely every single minute. One in nine babies is born prematurely in the United States each year. Both of my children were among them. Unlike most pregnant women, I was in a position where I knew beforehand that my babies would be born prematurely. The days and weeks leading up to their births were terrifying, not knowing just how early they would be born or if they would suffer long term consequences from coming into the world before their little…
  • 15 Ways to Reduce Your Saturated Fat Intake

    13 Apr 2015 | 3:05 am
    There are different types of fats in food, and if you are trying to eat healthy, saturated fat is the one you most want to avoid. Not only because they are, well, fattening, but because saturated fats can also raise your cholesterol levels, leading to a whole bunch of heart health concerns. It is also linked to a higher risk of diabetes. Saturated fats can be hard on the stomach too, so if you have a sensitive stomach, you might find some relief by cutting them out of your diet. Saturated fats are typically found from animals, particularly in red meat and dairy but they can also be found in…
  • The Alvita Wireless Activity Tracker from Omron

    10 Apr 2015 | 3:15 am
      For the past few weeks I have had the opportunity to test out the new Omron Alvita Wireless Activity Tracker. It records the steps you’ve taken throughout the day, the distance you have gone and the calories you burned, so that you can get moving towards your goals. Here’s what I liked about the Alvita Wireless Activity Tracker: The price. It is less pricy than other pedometers on the market. At just $59.99, this inexpensive activity tracker a great solution for those who are curious about your steps, but don’t want to break the bank on a fancy tracker. The size. It does…
  • Energy Efficient Living Tips from the Kitchen Cousins

    27 Mar 2015 | 3:30 am
    People are moving in droves to smarter, more energy-efficient living, such as upgrading home appliances and décor. Even small improvements can lead to a big difference in your home’s energy-use. Some of these upgrades are incredibly easy and low cost investments, such as replacing old light bulbs for LED bulbs. Additionally, an increasing number of appliances can be controlled wirelessly, saving homeowners on their electric bills. Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri are the popular co-hosts of HGTV’s Kitchen Cousins, and the upcoming new show, America’s Most Desperate Kitchens. These New…
  • Gluten-Free “Fried” Rice Stir Recipe

    26 Mar 2015 | 5:29 am
      Several weeks ago I shared with you a recipe for a healthy, gluten-free Tex-Mex Rice Stir recipe that, by the way, my older son has been bugging me all week to make again. A Stir is a dinner recipe that begins with a base of Della rice. Toppings can include a variety of proteins, vegetables, and sauces. You pick. You decide. You create your own stir and dinner is served! These rice bowl creations are made with ingredients that you already have on hand and enjoy eating. It also allows you to get really creative! Over the past couple of months, myself and all of the Della…
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  • Water Sports Gear Guide 2015

    Editorial Team
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:17 am
    Springtime is just around the corner, and many people are getting their boat ready for the water. While you are prepping your boat for an amazing summer, it is important to consider what type of accessories you should invest in. While you will probably want to get some new sunglasses and flip flops, it is […] The post Water Sports Gear Guide 2015 appeared first on ModernLifeBlogs.
  • KICKER® KMT67 Long-Range Marine Tower System {Review}

    Editorial Team
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:34 pm
    Are you looking for high quality tower speakers for your boat?  The KICKER KMT67 Long-Range Marine Tower System might be an option for you. This system was designed to please everyone on the boat, from the captain and crew to the thrill seekers at the end of the rope. With the KMT67, you will receive […] The post KICKER® KMT67 Long-Range Marine Tower System {Review} appeared first on ModernLifeBlogs.
  • What Your Favorite Drink Tells About You

    John Stone
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:21 pm
    Have you ever thought “oh look at that guy drinking his fancy beer, he thinks so important?” Yes, I imagine nobody has ever thought of somebody else as being uptight when drinking a beer. But if your favorite choice of refreshment is a bit different, for example, expensive wine or an exclusive cocktail, people might […] The post What Your Favorite Drink Tells About You appeared first on ModernLifeBlogs.
  • Healthy Snacks for the Working Woman

    Editorial Team
    19 Mar 2015 | 8:20 pm
    The modern woman undoubtedly appears as Superwoman. She handles tough clients, keeps in touch with friends and family and is frequently a wife and mother. To her, this is all in her daily routine. Clearly she needs to be active in order to do all things that she has to do. However, high-energy healthy snacks […] The post Healthy Snacks for the Working Woman appeared first on ModernLifeBlogs.
  • Growing Job Markets For Translators

    Editorial Team
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:44 am
    We are living in an increasingly globalized economy. That means we are also seeing an increasingly globalized job market. So it’s no surprise that translators are becoming a very hot commodity. So hot, in fact, that translation jobs are expected to increase by 46 percent by the end of 2022. The most in-demand languages requiring […] The post Growing Job Markets For Translators appeared first on ModernLifeBlogs.
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  • 50 Half Sleeve Tattoo Design for Men and Women

    7 Apr 2015 | 11:55 pm
    We all mostly get influenced from other people in our life; try to adapt their culture and standard of living. We try to copy those designs on our self which are not at all necessary. Most of us get... This is a content summary only. Click on Title for more!
  • Ten Most Common Blogging Mistakes you should avoid

    6 Apr 2015 | 1:04 am
    We live in a world where we are given the freedom to present and speak out our ideas. Information is being transferred and transmitted across number of people every day at very cheap rates. Whether... This is a content summary only. Click on Title for more!
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Specifications, Price and Review

    4 Apr 2015 | 1:12 pm
    Samsung with his great products and market strategies first attain a place in market and without stirring that place for around 2 years launched a new product to fetch the attention of the market and... This is a content summary only. Click on Title for more!
  • 60 Scary Easter Bunny Photos and Images

    29 Mar 2015 | 11:19 pm
    We all know that bunny is something that is known for its sweetness, cuteness and furry skin. They can be adored and hugged endlessly by us. We love their gentle touch and their catty images. Due to... This is a content summary only. Click on Title for more!
  • Top 15 Free Online Photo Editing Websites

    26 Mar 2015 | 12:50 pm
    It’s in human nature, that we all love to click different, wonderful and creative pictures. Usually most of us use softwares like Photoshop or other creative applications to make our pictures look... This is a content summary only. Click on Title for more!
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  • Across All Time ~ A Poem

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

    Jo-Ann Downey
    28 Feb 2015 | 10:06 am
    Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955) quotes – enjoy! “We are not human beings having a spiritual experience.  We are spiritual beings having a human experience.” “It is our duty as men and women to proceed as though the limits of our abilities do not exist.” “The universe as we know it is a joint product of the observer and the observed.” “The most satisfying thing in life is to have been able to give a large part of one’s self to others.” “The world is round so that friendship may encircle it.” “Do not forget that the value and interest of life is not so much to…
  • What Story Are You Sticking To?

    Jo-Ann Downey
    31 Jan 2015 | 2:05 pm
    Are you playing out inaccurate, outdated, non-productive, or negative stories in your life? Are you stuck in your story?  Are you stuck in someone else’s story? Do you know what your stories are?  Who is in charge of the stories you tell yourself- your ego or your heart? Are you willing to start with a blank slate and write and live your own story? My Braces, My Story I had braces on 4 of my top front teeth as a preventative measure.  My top front teeth align on top of my bottom teeth in a way that wears down my top teeth.   My orthodontist and dentist worked on a plan.  Once my…
  • 6 Inspiring Quotes about Life & Living by Anais Nin

    Jo-Ann Downey
    27 Dec 2014 | 1:07 pm
    Happy New Year, Happy Living! Wikipedia: Anaïs Nin (Spanish: [anaˈis ˈnin]; born Angela Anaïs Juana Antolina Rosa Edelmira Nin y Culmell; February 21, 1903 – January 14, 1977) was an author born to Cuban parents in France, where she was also raised. She spent some time in Spain and Cuba but lived most of her life in the United States where she became an established author. She wrote journals (which span more than 60 years, beginning when she was 11 years old and ending shortly before her death). “Throw you dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a…
  • Moody People

    Jo-Ann Downey
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:07 am
    What do you do when you are with a negative person? Have you ever tried to be overly joyful to compensate for someone in a bad mood? Do you feel drained after being with a moody person? How much do you value your life’s energy? What can you learn from difficult people? It is understandable that children, young adults, or those with mood disorders can be moody. I am talking about healthy adults who choose to be negative or difficult on a regular basis. 4 Ways to Cope With Moody People Acceptance 1) Acceptance is the first step. Accept the person is being difficult and deeply acknowledge to…
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    The Road

  • When the Paint Don't Dry

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

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

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

    15 Jan 2015 | 4:46 am
    I drove to church because the world was falling dark. I needed to turn away from the worldly news and be in a place where The Son has risen.  I wanted to be in a place where voices lift despite the claws of this world pulling and tugging to keep everyone down...or even worse, still. I thought of the place...I remembered the place we drove to as teens. A group of friends and I had pulled over during an adventurous jeep ride in search of a waterfall. "It's right down here somewhere," someone said and we all began to trod down the steep slope. After quite some time, we reached the bottom of…
  • One More

    10 Nov 2014 | 4:06 am
    When my head lifted, I knew I was about to begin my last day. I didn't ask for reasons why or how it might end...I just knew, and it was hard for me to stand. I humbly thanked HIM for the time, and I rose from knees and walked away. Tears flowed as I pressed the button on the coffee pot for the last time. I got ready for work for the last time and I sent the last "I love you" text to my husband. I spoke gently to the children as we made our way toward school. I told no one, that this might very well be the last time they see me. I went about my day with an awareness I hadn't had in a while. I…
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    Thin Difference

  • The Self-Leadership Golden Rule and Law

    Jon Mertz
    18 Apr 2015 | 8:11 am
    Self-leadership receives decent attention, as it should. Leadership does begin from within and then is exemplified through collaborative relationships, interactions, and work. Faisal Hoque in a Fast Company article highlights many essential ways to improve and become a more authentic leader. Many other good articles can be found through various searches. So why write another article? Two reasons. First, self-leadership is vital to empowering positive leadership capabilities. Second, there is a rule and a law often overlooked when it comes to self-leadership. The rule and law are: The Golden…
  • Workplace Flexibility: From Conversation to Implementation

    Molly Page
    16 Apr 2015 | 12:30 am
    Lauren Rikleen’s book “You Raised Us – Now Work With Us” began to take shape while she was promoting her previous book. “I began to notice in so many presentations this real negativity in the questions being asked about the younger generation in the workplace,” Rikleen explains. She admits that the tone of the questions didn’t resonate with her. At the time, Rikleen was very hopeful about data she was seeing regarding Millennials. She was encouraged by a generation that seemed to be looking at work/life integration in a very new way. For the first time data suggested…
  • Entrepreneurs in the Information Age

    14 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    Guest Post by David J. Greer People often ask me how will the Internet change the world in the next 50 years. As someone who created one of the earliest web sites in the world, my response is that in the fifteen years since I created that web site we have seen far less than 5% of the impact and change that the Internet will have on our world over the next 50 years. I wrote Wind In Your Sails: Vital Strategies That Accelerate Your Entrepreneurial Success to help entrepreneurs think differently. So that they will act in a way that is aligned with their purpose, values, and culture. I hope that…
  • A Challenge: Be a Student as Much as a Leader

    Jon Mertz
    11 Apr 2015 | 8:21 am
    What if someone was as much a student as a leader? The result would be a well-balanced, growth-oriented individual. Although this would generally be true, the answer does not stop here. Many view being a student as something young people do. A student leaving a campus never looks back, right? Some leaders have done this sooner rather than later. Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Michael Dell, and Mark Zuckerberg come to mind. Entrepreneurs are leaders, not students. Some are just comfortable with who they are and believe they are a leader now and forever more. Raise your hand if you believe this.
  • The Two Best Questions Millennials Can Ask Older Leaders

    Jeremy Chandler
    8 Apr 2015 | 4:50 am
    Learning the art of asking good questions is one of the most valuable skills we can develop as Millennials. In fact, novelist Thomas Berger once said, “The art and science of asking questions is the source of all knowledge. The more practice we have asking questions and seeking wisdom early on in our journey, the better we’ll be at discerning wisdom and advice later in our career. As Millennials, we must be intentional about seeking out the wisdom and advice of the leaders we admire. However, some questions are definitely better than others. There are questions that might provide answers…
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    Julie Gosh

  • Following After the Wild

    julie gosh
    15 Apr 2015 | 9:20 am
          I listened to a fabulous interview yesterday with Anna Breytenbach, renowned animal communicator. She is a wise and lovely woman, with incredible insights into the animal realm. I was humbled and learned so very much.   She said that among the animals that do not have a close connection with humanity….i.e. the wilder more independent animals, there isn’t one known case of cancer. She went on to say that they have no attachment to life and they do not fear for their future. They live in the present and they see “death” as simply a transition out of physical.
  • The Greatest Balm There Ever Was

    julie gosh
    7 Apr 2015 | 3:53 pm
          So what do you do when you have a wound on your body? What do you do to bring healing?   You apply an ointment or an herb, and you keep doing this until the area is fully healed. Simple uh?   This is the strategy for resolving life’s issues as well. Simple.   When you encounter a problem, you apply love.   When you find yourself in an upset with another, you apply love.   When you feel frustrated with yourself over something you apply love.   It’s truly so simple. You allow Love to cover the situation or the person or yourself. You send…
  • It’s Really Not About You!

    julie gosh
    19 Mar 2015 | 3:21 pm
          Let’s start with the basic premise of: It’s not personal.   Nothing that anyone else does or says is really about you.   They might look you in the eyes and call you by name and tell you they hate you and never want to see you again….and still….it isn’t about you.   They might ignore you or leave you or act in a way that feels like betrayal….and yes, still, it’s not about you.   Even when it’s “about you” it’s not really about you.   But oh we sure can make things personal can’t we?   They might not…
  • And Then Give Some More…..

    julie gosh
    12 Mar 2015 | 9:22 am
          I’ve been working through deep releasing lately, using the Sedona Method.   Very powerful stuff!   In a nutshell, I’ve been releasing around the question, “Do I want control, approval or security in this situation?”   And it’s been SO revealing what comes up to be released…stuff from the subconscious that I had no conscious awareness of. Gotta love it!   Yesterday I was just walking through my kitchen and I heard Spirit say to me, “Will you just give yourself approval right now? You are doing so so well, and you need to consciously give…
  • Nirvana Awaits!

    julie gosh
    4 Mar 2015 | 6:49 am
          I received this message recently: The greatest concern of my soul is that I am harmless; that I give no injury to myself or others. And the greatest protection ever is Loving-kindness. When I heard this, it so resonated with me. Like there was a big cosmic, “Yes and Amen!”     When I am in Loving-kindness negativity cannot remain.     When I am harmless….when I have laid down the weapon of judgment…I am free.     Judging self and others only injures. It can never be neutral. Did you know that?     We never innocently judge…
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  • Here’s A Quick Way to Live a Happier Life

    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 your life…
  • How to Become the Right Type of Positive

    6 Mar 2015 | 5:36 am
    Positive thinkers have better lives – if they are realistically positive that is.Considering that it has been proven that remaining positive will improve physical, emotional, and mental health, creates capacity to respond to life and promotes better decision making, everyone’s lives can be greatly enhanced simply by becoming more positive.At the same time, if you are too positive, you can set yourself up for disappointments.Too positive is when you set your expectations on a life that is filled with nothing but sunshine and roses, and forget that there are thorns that will inevitably…
  • Throwing off the Heavy Grey Blanket of Depression

    22 Feb 2015 | 7:18 am
    Sometimes, when you are hit with depression it is impossible to experience a complete range of emotions. In fact, you might feel more depressed or anxious because you are trying to access emotions, such as gratitude or caring, yet they seem impossible to feel.The inability to feel your emotions gets scary and painful because you begin to think that maybe you will never be able to feel emotions surrounding what you are normally passionate about. Scarier still is when you stop caring whether you care or not. Life becomes smothered by a blanket of dark to darkest grey and it can be an exhausting…
  • Me, Myself, and a Side of Marriage

    10 Jan 2015 | 7:25 am
    It’s important to acknowledge that having differing needs in regard to “me time” and “we time” is absolutely normal. There are very few marriages where both people feel the same way about this topic. This creates a delicate balancing act that the best of marriages learn to work out in a way where both partners are still able to feel fulfilled.Of  course, having personal time is something everyone needs. Whether it is time to just sit and reflect or pursue an interest or a hobby. The problem is when you think that this time is “outside your marriage” or when you start thinking…
  • Mindful Living 101

    4 Jan 2015 | 6:04 am
    To reconfirm my personal commitment to mindful living, I thought I would take a stroll through the World Wide Web to see what is new and shaking. As I perused through half a dozen or so web pages, it occurred to me that if you are new to this whole “Living in the Present Moment” concept, it can get confusing fast.Trying to figure out:  “What is mindfulness?”, “What is not mindfulness”, “Why is it such a big deal anyway” and “Why do I have to practice and do things just to be more mindful?” are all fair and common  questions. Let me see if I can answer them in the…
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  • The Theory Proven And It Works (Vincent)
    30 Mar 2015 | 7:39 am
    If you’re still reading this, thank you very much for patronizing HealthMoneySuccess and your readership matters alot to me. It has been 2 years since the last post and it is heartwarming to see that the content that I had wrote are still read by readers all over the world. HMS is started out as a portal to hold my knowledge on personal development and I always wanted it to be a portal that can help others to improve their lives. I’m glad that it is still serving this purpose and I hope it can continue that way.  In the 2 years that I had applied my knowledge on personal growth…
  • Stop Doing Things That You Don’t Care About (Vincent)
    6 Jul 2013 | 6:34 pm
    One very big reason why you quit is  because you don’t care about it anymore. I found out that I lost my direction while writing for HMS for 3 years straight. I started to lose my focus and I got engross in things like Facebook marketing to create more Likes, to gain subscriber count and also trying to increase the Twitter count. The big picture should be the content and not to find nice pictures and to optimize it for the blog. I started to lose the focus and got engross in things that I don’t care about. This is also one of the reason for my hiatus from HMS. I don’t want…
  • The Hiatus (Vincent)
    6 Jul 2013 | 7:25 am
    It has been awhile since I last blogged. Things have changed since my last post at the start of the year. It has already been 6 months since my last post and I wanted to prove that my methods and teachings at HealthMoneySuccess works. Instead of just blogging about success and how to become successful, I wanted to take things to another level to create the results that I want in life. I set a goal for 2013 and that is to qualify for the top 10 Rookies in my new sales job. As of today’s date, I have achieved it. I set a goal for myself, came up with strategies on how to achieve my goals…
  • Year 2012 Review and Year 2013 Goals (Vincent)
    6 Jan 2013 | 6:49 am
    Year 2012 has been a great year for me and there are also several changes in my life. What I achieved in Year 2012.  Created HMS Facebook Page  Gained 920 likes for the Facebook Page Did a 7 days raw fruit diet  Tried stand up desk Traveled to 3 countries Read 27 books in the year Graduated from University Got a new job in the sales line. Exercising consistently Got into the habit of juicing (drinking green juice) every day. Things seem to be pretty well for me. As you all have noticed, that it has been a while since the last update. I took some time off from HMS and started to think about…
  • Personal Development Made Simple (Vincent)
    19 Nov 2012 | 6:49 am
    It has been 4 years since I have started writing at HMS. One important lesson that I had picked up is that personal development is about behavioral change. To create different results, we need a different set of action. This means we need to do things differently or have positive habits that will be congruent with what we want to achieve. All of these link back to behavioral change. If you think that personal development has been too complicated for you, take a step back and rethink how you should go about pursuing your personal growth. Are you taking things too complicated? If you are not…
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    positively present

  • positively present picks: april 17, 2015

    positively present
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:23 am
      "It is not the strongest of the species that survive,nor the most intelligent, but the most responsive to change." Charles Darwin  25 Ways to Increase Productivity at Work : love these easy-to-do tips NoteStream : so happy to be featured on this amazing learning site The Power of Words : words are so powerful; use them wisely Happiness. Money Would Be Nice Too. : love this little illustration :) May My Suffering Be of Service : made me think differently about pain GoodReads Challenge : I've read 31/100 so far. reading's the best! Custom Wrapping Paper :…
  • word of the month : explore

    positively present
    13 Apr 2015 | 5:23 am
        This article is part of the 2015 Word of the Month series, based on the monthly theme featured in the Every Day Matters 2015 Diary I designed for Watkins Publishing. In the planner, each month has a theme highlighted in the weekly illustrations, quotes, and activities. This month's theme is EXPLORE.    I'll be honest — I'm not much of an explorer. Though I'm well aware of the benefits of getting out of one's comfort zone and exploring new things, I tend to stay where I feel safe and comfortable. But not this month! This month…
  • positively present picks: april 10, 2015

    positively present
    10 Apr 2015 | 5:23 am
    Source   "The older you get, the more you realize that itisn't about material things or pride or ego.It's about our hearts and who they beat for." R.A.    5 Ways of Finding Positivity : particularly good for tough times Exhausted? This Is Why : such great tips for increasing energy What You Do Is Who You Become : very thought-provoking! 14 Apps for Anxiety : lots of good-looking tech help in these Remove This One Word from Your Life : it could be life-changing 7 Cultural Concepts We Don't Have in the US : these are great + needed Cookie Monster :…
  • 9 life lessons from kimmy schmidt

    positively present
    6 Apr 2015 | 5:23 am
      When I find a new TV show I like, I get really into it. My latest obsession? Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, which I've been binge watching on Netflix. I'm a big fan of the whole fish-out-of-water concept (hence my obsession with the film Elf), and I'm (not surprisingly) obsessed with uber-positive characters like Buddy the Elf, Chris from Parks & Recreation, and my latest favorite: Kimmy.  If you haven't seen the show, the premise is this: Kimmy (Ellie Kemper, in real live) was trapped with three other women in a bunker for 15 years…
  • positively present picks: april 3, 2015

    positively present
    3 Apr 2015 | 5:23 am
    Source   "If we would only see that all limitations areself-imposed and chosen out of fear, we would leap at onceinto the arms of grace, no matter how fierce that embrace might be." Adyashanti  MY BOOK CAME OUT LAST MONTH : in case you missed it ;) Stay Positive Around Negative People : my article for Mind Body Green Good Vibes Only : love this positive Urban Outfitters print 20 Signs You've Found Your Passion : such a great way to reflect Are You Emotionally Intelligent? : here's how you can find out 27 Free Apps That Will Help You Save…
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  • Revealed: The Top 3 Things That Prepared Me For Homesteading

    Asante George
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:06 am
    One of the Most Common Questions That I Hear “How can I start homesteading?” When people learn about the way that my daughter and I live, this is one of their most common questions. Until now, I’ve been stumped by this inquiry. Although I’ve learned about off-grid living for years, the circumstances that catapulted us into homesteading were urgent, so it was hard to identify concrete steps that I took to prepare for this journey. After some thought, I’ve identified three things that enabled me to consider homesteading as an option. If you are thinking about…
  • Washing Clothes Outside and The Refinement of Simple Skills

    Asante George
    15 Apr 2015 | 8:29 am
    The skills that I’m learning at our homestead in the city go through a process of refinement. My new skill may begin sort of rough, ugly, or messy, but as I continue to practice, it takes on an elegance and beauty. Today I am hand washing our clothes outside. When I first began washing our clothes and hanging them to dry it was an arduous affair. My process of outdoor clothes washing has become a beautiful task. I’ve got music playing and all of my simple tools lined up to get our clothes clean and smelling great.
  • Everything That is Not Soul

    Asante George
    9 Dec 2014 | 7:52 am
    Wild moon woman You were not made to be tame. You are an earthquake Shaking loose Everything that is not soul. Shake, woman, shake. –Alyse Morgan I’ve always wanted to be the kind of blogger who bares her soul and truest journey with her readers. When I began blogging I was in an amazing space in my life, and sharing my experiences and inner thoughts was easy. I was coming out of a period that I often refer to as “my initiation” (more on that later), and things were looking up for me. I had lived in Oakland, California for nearly a decade, but a dramatic eruption in my…
  • Nutmeg the Minivan’s First Roadtrip

    Asante George
    5 Dec 2014 | 6:34 am
    We’ve been offline for a while, and I have so much to catch you all up on! A couple of weeks ago, Little Lotus and I bought a minivan. We considered buying a small rv, but we opted for a minivan because they are roomy and get fair gas mileage. I did not want the complication or expense of two vehicles so we chose a minivan that will be fine for roadtripping as well as driving around town. We chose a 2002 Toyota Sienna, and we’ve named her Nutmeg. We are on our very first roadtrip to visit my brother, and we’ve just reached Tennessee. I love the cool weather here and the…
  • Cut Grass – A Free Neighborhood Resource

    Asante George
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:22 am
    As we’ve worked in our city homestead, I’ve begun to understand how abundant our resources are when we value them, organize them, and use them correctly. I am now convinced that there are enough natural resources for everyone on the planet if we use the resources appropriately. This lesson surfaced again in an experience I had a couple of days ago. As I raked dried grass and leaves from my yard to use in my compost pile, I considered buying a few bales of hay to use while my own supply of dried grass replenishes itself. Later that day, I heard the loud buzz of a lawn mower and…
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  • Finding Someone Who ‘Gets’ You: The Electric Feeling of Connecting with Another Intuitive Thinker

    Brenda Knowles
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:00 pm
    What is the thing you desire most in a relationship? What is the crucial piece you crave or must have in order for your heart to sing? After my marriage ended, I swore I would never be in another relationship … Continue reading →
  • Why Is It So Hard to Say No to People? Introvert Guilt and Fear of Inferiority

    Brenda Knowles
    10 Apr 2015 | 1:00 pm
    I spent last week vacationing and staying with people I had never met before the trip. We went out to seafood restaurants and gorged on oysters, shrimp, grouper and key lime pie. We lounged on the beach and inadvertently swam with … Continue reading →
  • Perhaps You Need a Superior Man? Finding a Partner Who Can Handle Ups and Downs

    Brenda Knowles
    3 Apr 2015 | 1:00 pm
    The relationship is new — less than one month in. The abnormal mammogram results arrive just as we are getting started. I hesitate to tell him because I don’t want to introduce ‘drama’ at this early stage. I end up … Continue reading →
  • Disclosing Yourself Through Sex: How Revealing Are You?

    Brenda Knowles
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:00 pm
    …if sexual intimacy has to do with disclosing yourself through sex, people who can let themselves be known have more potential for profound sexual experiences. — Dr. David Schnarch, Passionate Marriage How willing to be known are you? Does intense intimacy … Continue reading →
  • Sleep and the Sensitive Person

    Brenda Knowles
    20 Mar 2015 | 1:00 pm
      We push ourselves out into the world to prove we are not weak, lazy, flawed, friendless, too introverted or too sensitive. We make ourselves stay in a heightened state of arousal because we don’t want to give up. We … Continue reading →
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    The Ordinary Buddha

  • Living in the Back

    23 Mar 2015 | 8:45 am
    My friend Stephen Russell taught me this simple method a few years ago and it has made a gigantic difference in my life. Stephen called it “living in the back.” It is a relatively simple... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Sad Man Fishing

    12 Feb 2015 | 12:20 pm
    I was walking my dog Lightning today and noticed an old man sitting by himself, fishing. Where he was fishing is actually difficult to describe. I live in a complex and there are sections that have... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Is Your Life Devoid of Fun? Time to Change that!

    12 Jan 2015 | 1:45 pm
    Kids know how to have fun. It is natural, normal and built in, so to speak. No one ever has to teach them. They need not take a seminar or read the “How to Have Fun 101″ manual. It just... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 2 Great Secrets to Health, Wealth and Abundance

    8 Jan 2015 | 7:29 am
    One main concept I learned early and was repeated ad infinitum is that you cannot live in 2 worlds at the same time. You cannot be on the right AND left side of the road. It is exhausting for... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 5 Steps to Have Your Most Remarkable Year Ever

    6 Jan 2015 | 8:22 am
    Depending upon the study you read, some 80-90% of New Years Resolutions will fail. The intention to change is great. The means of going about it is not. How familiar does this sound? You want to lose... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Elise McDowell

  • Live your dream

    24 Mar 2015 | 12:41 pm
    Most of us go through life pretending that we don’t have any special goals or ambitions or desires when really deep down inside we do really want more. We block ourselves and we use these words almost like we’re in a trance, like we’re sleep-walking through life, that we find ways to cancel out our dreams, that a lot of things that we want to do, a lot of places we would like to go, a lot of things we would like to experience, and we just stop at "but."But will cause you to hide out behind fear, but will cause you to come up with all types of excuses that you can validate your…
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    Intuitive Spiritual Mentor, Life & Business Coach, Indigo & Energy Healing

  • Do You Unwillingly Live In the Past?

    Yol Swan
    15 Apr 2015 | 9:55 am
    Do you remember those fairy tales where the hero has a mission that entails going through a dangerous forest, and they leave bread crumbs on their path to be able to find their way back? Well, you may not be aware of this, but you do something similar as you grow up, except that as an adult you forget to…Read more
  • What Do Cinderella and You Have In Common?

    Yol Swan
    8 Apr 2015 | 9:55 am
    You’re probably most familiar with Perrault’s version of Cinderella, but did you know that in Grimm’s tale she goes to three balls during a week-long celebration held for the prince to find a bride? Each night she wears a new gorgeous gown and shoes gifted by a magic white bird at her mother’s grave. She then dashes away because she…Read more
  • The Balance of Feminine and Masculine Energies

    Yol Swan
    1 Apr 2015 | 9:55 am
    Have you been feeling this push and pull of energy since the beginning of the year? It’s like we’re split between following up with projects and wanting to do nothing—between taking bold action and passively giving it all up. This is the feminine and masculine seeking integration, which is something we’ll continue to experience for quite a few years. But…Read more
  • Do You Understand Your Life Purpose?

    Yol Swan
    25 Mar 2015 | 9:55 am
    We all want a meaningful life, right? A life with purpose. And yet, most of us get confused about what that really means. Is it creating a happy family life, building a successful career, enjoying public recognition, or living a spiritual life? It’s not surprising that we get puzzled about this, for we lose track of who we are and…Read more
  • Awaken The Creative Visionary Within

    Yol Swan
    18 Mar 2015 | 9:55 am
    Do you see yourself as a visionary? I believe that we are all visionaries in our own right, because we are each given a unique perspective from where to stand, as well as the inherent creative power to manifest our inner vision. So how come only a few individuals out there are considered visionaries while most people struggle to create…Read more
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  • Faith includes noticing the mess

    Tanya A. Goodman
    18 Apr 2015 | 4:47 pm
  • Passover and Easter hope from President Ronald Reagan

    Tanya A. Goodman
    5 Apr 2015 | 9:27 am
    Statement on the Celebration of Passover and Easter April 17, 1981 Ronald Reagan The American Presidency Project This weekend, people across the world will join in holy celebrations, drawing spiritual sustenance from their worship. Here in America, religious beliefs are central to our founding principles. We draw special strength from our unity as a people who trust in God, and from the lessons for us and our children in our rituals. Saturday night, Jewish people everywhere will sit with their families and friends for the celebration of Passover—a celebration of freedom. Beginning with the…
  • Eliminate racism international day

    Tanya A. Goodman
    21 Mar 2015 | 3:48 pm
    The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is an opportunity to renew our commitment to building a world of justice and equality where xenophobia and bigotry do not exist. We must learn the lessons of history and acknowledge the profound damage caused by racial discrimination. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon        
  • Blog Chill Day # 15

    Tanya A. Goodman
    18 Mar 2015 | 10:06 am
    Tanya A. Goodman:Remember, sometimes all you need to do is ask. If you really want something, asking is fundamental. Originally posted on Finding Order in Chaos: View original
  • Salutation to the dawn

    Tanya A. Goodman
    16 Mar 2015 | 6:20 pm
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    SMART Living 365

  • 7 Life Lessons From An Episode of Chopped!

    Kathy Gottberg
    17 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    My husband Thom and I have watched Chopped for several years now. Even though we are not big fans of reality TV, there is something about the mix of tasty food, cooking, creativity, and drama that caught our attention. If … Continue reading → You're reading 7 Life Lessons From An Episode of Chopped! an article written by Kathy Gottberg and originally posted on: SMART Living 365 If you enjoyed this article please be sure and subscribe to our home page feed: HERE and follow this site and Kathy on Facebook, and Twitter, and Google+! The post 7 Life Lessons From An Episode of Chopped!
  • Right-Sizing — Choosing Semi-Retirement Instead of Retired

    Kathy Gottberg
    10 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    “If you love what you do you’ll never work a day in your life.” ~Confucius            A good friend of mine plans to retire in the next couple of months. She’s earned it. After working at a challenging job … Continue reading → You're reading Right-Sizing — Choosing Semi-Retirement Instead of Retired an article written by Kathy Gottberg and originally posted on: SMART Living 365 If you enjoyed this article please be sure and subscribe to our home page feed: HERE and follow this site and Kathy on Facebook, and Twitter, and Google+! The post Right-Sizing…
  • Tai Chi – The Path To A Moving Meditation On Life

    Kathy Gottberg
    3 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Thom and I toyed with meditation on and off for several decades until we finally committed to a daily practice a little over four years ago.  Then a couple of months ago Thom suggested we take a tai chi class … Continue reading → You're reading Tai Chi – The Path To A Moving Meditation On Life an article written by Kathy Gottberg and originally posted on: SMART Living 365 If you enjoyed this article please be sure and subscribe to our home page feed: HERE and follow this site and Kathy on Facebook, and Twitter, and Google+! The post Tai Chi – The Path To A Moving Meditation…
  • Is Gardening A Simple Cure For What Ails You?

    Kathy Gottberg
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    I keenly remember my mom working a garden in several of the homes she lived in later in her life.   One was little more than rock and gravel patch of dirt, yet she managed to harvest a few tomatoes and … Continue reading → You're reading Is Gardening A Simple Cure For What Ails You? an article written by Kathy Gottberg and originally posted on: SMART Living 365 If you enjoyed this article please be sure and subscribe to our home page feed: HERE and follow this site and Kathy on Facebook, and Twitter, and Google+! The post Is Gardening A Simple Cure For What Ails You? appeared…
  • 7 Signs of Real Abundance

    Kathy Gottberg
    20 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    My husband Thom and I recently spent some time talking with a young couple we know about the direction of their life. With one small child and hope for one more, they are considering selling their home and moving to … Continue reading → You're reading 7 Signs of Real Abundance an article written by Kathy Gottberg and originally posted on: SMART Living 365 If you enjoyed this article please be sure and subscribe to our home page feed: HERE and follow this site and Kathy on Facebook, and Twitter, and Google+! The post 7 Signs of Real Abundance appeared first on SMART Living 365.
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    Compete Every Day

  • You Do Amazing Things

    Melisa Aguilar-Rehm
    16 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    A few weeks ago, I came across an article that had this quote in it: “Take a day off from social media. You do amazing things that most can’t do, and sometimes you just don’t need to know if you got any likes or comments.” What I really took to heart was not the “take a day off from social media” cause we all know that ain’t happening, but rather the phrase “you do amazing things that most can’t do….” You see at this moment in time I was in the middle of the CrossFit Open and had just found out a few weeks earlier that I was pregnant. With each workout that…
  • Mariah Cheyenne Moore

    Christine Reppa
    15 Apr 2015 | 10:45 am
    I compete for all of the kids and people who are victims of physical and emotional abuse. I fight for those who cannot fight for themselves. I compete every day to motivate and inspire others! Full Name:  Mariah Cheyenne Moore Location:  Grand Rapids, Michigan USA Social media links:  Instagram- Eskrimadora   |   Facebook- Mariah Moore The Eskrimadora   |   Website- 1.  Tell us about yourself! I am 21 years old and I am a World Champion Martial Artist. I won my very first World titles at the age of 12, and currently hold 14 World titles in full contact stick…
  • Today is Day One

    14 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    No one quits their new habit, breaks their diet, or gives up on their journey on the first day. Too often we get bogged down with the idea that we are a few days in and things have gotten harder. We start thinking of what day of our journey it is – and how much farther we have to go. We lose sight of taking things “one day at a time,” and instead become overwhelmed with the larger picture. Today provides the motivation to reshape your perspective. Today is Day One, our newest apparel release, pays homage to the champions who take their journey one day at a time. No one…
  • The Best Fail Over 50% of the Time

    13 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    Did you know that some of the best athletes in the world became successfully while still failing more than 50% of the time? Ty Cobb, Hall of Fame baseball player, leads Major League Baseball history with a career average of .367 batting average. Cobb was out (a failure in baseball) more than 60% of the time he went to bat. Michael Jordan, THE greatest basketball player of all-time (Yes, I will argue you), has a lifetime NBA shooting percentage of .497. Air Jordan missed more shots in his career (12,345 misses) than he made (12,192). The New England Patriots future Hall of Fame quarterback…
  • Monday Morning Motivation: 04.13.15

    13 Apr 2015 | 6:30 am
      The post Monday Morning Motivation: 04.13.15 appeared first on Compete Every Day.
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    Stacia Pierce | Life Coach 2 Women

  • 6 Reasons Why People Are Afraid to Show Up At Events (But Shouldn’t Be!)

    Stacia Pierce
    15 Apr 2015 | 9:17 am
    I’ve hosted events for a long time, and I’ve seen time and time again that the most successful people are the ones who often show up at live events. Business owners who show up to live events are the ones who are searching for solutions, committed to finding answers and are willing to do what it […]
  • 15 Ways to Bounce Back When Your Business Comes to a Standstill

    Stacia Pierce
    9 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Do you remember the day you signed your first contract or served your first client? Do you remember the excitement of receiving that first payment? Of opening your business bank accounts and officially incorporating? Do those wonderful experiences feel like distant memories now? If so, the information in this article is vitally important for you. […]
  • 7 Simple Keys to Maximizing Social Media

    Stacia Pierce
    2 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    If you’re like many business owners today, you understand that social media is important. You know it’s a low-cost, high-value way to reach a worldwide audience across almost all demographics. You’re aware that you should have a social media marketing strategy, but you’re not sure where to start. In this post, I’ll take the mystery […]
  • 6 Reasons Every Entrepreneur Needs to Stay Current

    Stacia Pierce
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    In business today, it’s vital that we as entrepreneurs keep up with what’s happening in the world around us. It can mean the difference between staying relevant and becoming obsolete! This is one of those things that many business owners feel like they don’t have time for, but I encourage you to view it as […]
  • 10 Ways the Orlando Tour Stop Caused Entrepreneurs to Double Their Income

    Stacia Pierce
    19 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    So many entrepreneurs just don’t feel like they own their vision. They have a vision for their business, but they don’t know how to take control of that vision and start making it happen. The Ultimate Success Tour 2015 is all about empowering you to Own Your Vision. We’re getting new calls daily from business […]
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    The Law of Attraction Library

  • We Always Reap In Kind

    Richard Ingersoll
    11 Apr 2015 | 11:32 pm
    By: Orison Swett Marden Reprinted from Nautilus Magazine – November 1914 John Burroughs constantly repeated the beautiful lines: “I rave no more ‘gainst time or fate, For lo! My own shall come to me.” It is a fundamental law of nature that like produces like, that what we are we attract. We cannot go through life with sour, melancholy faces and expect to meet with kindness, charity and good cheer in return. Whatever we do or say or think will be reflected back in the actions, speech, and thought of those about us. People who grumble and snarl and criticize must not…
  • The Law of Attr-Action

    Richard Ingersoll
    11 Apr 2015 | 11:32 pm
    The Law of Attraction has a very appealing message for people everywhere: you can manifest anything you want in your life.  Many people struggle with the simple techniques given, working hard to visualize, feel, and manifest their desires.  Many fail due to overlooking one important key in the manifestation process: action. The universe, physical reality, our external reality, is a living, organic process.  Think of the way this process generally occurs.  You go places, interact with people, do things, and come home.  There are a lot of verbs when it comes to living.  All of these…
  • How the Energy Inside of You is Built Using the Law of Attraction

    Richard Ingersoll
    11 Apr 2015 | 11:32 pm
    Many individuals do not realize that the Law of Attraction means more than just thinking about something and going for it, it has to do with the entire universe. You will be able to make a huge difference in the way that you take on life and experience life if you just give the Law of Attraction a chance. First, know that the Law of Attraction simply means that you can achieve what you want when you surround yourself with good energy and you see it, believe it, and be it. The basics of the Law of Attraction are that you have to first figure out what it is that your heart desires. You will…
  • Adapting To Change By Meditation

    Richard Ingersoll
    11 Apr 2015 | 11:32 pm
    . . Adjusting to any kind of transformation in your life can be very nerve-wracking. The one thing I have realized is when it comes to any kind of transformation is to keep it on a positive level. To do that I stay calm by meditating and keep it all in focus. I was talking to a friend about how I was very apprehensive about a change I would soon have to make in my life. She told me that almost over twenty years ago she had bought a brand new car and it was parked in an alley near her house. She walked out of the house just in time to see and old VW bus scrape the front fender of her car. As…
  • Examples of How the Law of Attraction Works

    Richard Ingersoll
    10 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    The Law of Attraction is one of the most frequently discussed topics of recent times and it has practically gained a celebrity status because of the exposure it has been receiving from the media. It seems like everyone is discussing the concept of Law of Attraction and its biblical basis. Almost every living being on this planet operates on the concept of the Law of Attraction and therefore many believe that we as human beings simply have no choice but to follow the concept. Many people believe that each individual has the power to consciously focus on a particular object and to…
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    Self-Help Zen

  • A Lion in Search of a Circus

    Utpal Vaishnav
    25 Mar 2015 | 2:47 am
    When Simba, the Lion, didn’t know that a circus was a possible home for him, his life was different. He had so much freedom, many opportunities, and so much choice. He was wired to lead. He was wired to roar. He was wired to kill. Kill like a Lion. Then came circus. And the ringmaster. Initially, Simba didn’t like the circus but eventually he compromised and surrendered himself. If he would do exactly as the ringmaster asked him to do, he would get a piece of meat. If he would refuse to do as the ringmaster asked him to do, he will have to sleep hungry. If he’d do what the…
  • How to Be Wiser In 3 Minutes or Less With Audvisor

    Utpal Vaishnav
    21 Mar 2015 | 3:28 pm
    Do you want to be wiser than who you are? Silly question. We all want to. We all want to learn. We all want to better our lives. But the problem is, we have a lot more commitments and a lot less time. We follow thousands of people on Twitter, Facebook and Google+ and our data feeds are filled with so much information that often we fill guilty of not consuming the wealth of wisdom available to us. What to do? Enter Audvisor: It’s a mobile app that brings bite sized insights from world’s top experts for us to listen to and get wiser. Anytime. Anywhere. While driving. While…
  • Learn from Mistakes

    Utpal Vaishnav
    18 Mar 2015 | 11:37 am
    “You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.” ~ Richard Branson Do you remember a mistake you made in last 30 days? Yes? Do you remember what you learned out of it? Yes? Then stop reading this post. Go, make more mistakes. A mistake is the best thing that can happen to you when you learn from it. It can tell you why something didn’t work. It can tell you what changes you need to make to get better. It can make you wiser. Mistakes. Can. Make. You. Wiser. Here’s a true story. Story of Vicky. Vicky met me at a local meetup a two…
  • Track Your Progress Daily

    Utpal Vaishnav
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:53 am
    Do you track your progress daily? Yes? Imagine this scenario: an idea took over your energies and you felt passionate about it. You set your goals enthusiastically and started chasing them diligently. Days passed … then some weeks … then some months … … and then, on a lonely weekend evening, you’re wondering even though you have reached many of  your goals, you don’t feel accomplished. The degree of your fulfilment vs. the energy you brought-in are out of proportion and you feel should do something about it. This has happened to me more than…
  • Let Go

    Utpal Vaishnav
    28 Feb 2015 | 2:55 am
    Are you holding on a relationship that’s not worth your time and energy? Yes? We all know that our life is lived only once still we keep holding on relationships that do not shower us with love, empowerment and encouragement. We “hope” that things will work out one day. That friend who has gone kaput will again be my closest friend … one day. That pretty girl will say yes to my marriage proposal … one day. That bad customer will turn into good … one day. My mother-in-law (or boss) will stop shouting at me … one day. One day! We keep waiting but the…
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    Squirrelosophy–Life by Bob the Squirrel

  • thinking… again

    17 Apr 2015 | 5:27 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 The strip collection: generic bob and the […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post thinking… again appeared first on Squirrelosophy–Life by Bob the Squirrel.
  • pumping

    14 Apr 2015 | 11:29 pm
    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 The strip collection: generic bob and the […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post pumping appeared first on Squirrelosophy–Life by Bob the Squirrel.
  • alternative

    12 Apr 2015 | 11:27 pm
    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 The strip collection: generic bob and the […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post alternative appeared first on Squirrelosophy–Life by Bob the Squirrel.
  • your turn…

    10 Apr 2015 | 11:30 pm
    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 The strip collection: generic bob and the […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post your turn… appeared first on Squirrelosophy–Life by Bob the Squirrel.
  • squirrel couch

    10 Apr 2015 | 4:32 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 The strip collection: generic bob and the […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post squirrel couch appeared first on Squirrelosophy–Life by Bob the Squirrel.
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    Simply Intentional

  • Have A Wonderful Weekend

    17 Apr 2015 | 2:00 pm
    While the weather heats up here in San Jose, we're off to the Capitola coast to enjoy the sunny and 70 California temperatures.  I can't wait to try the pastries at Gayles Bakery.  Hope you have a wonderful weekend and here are a few fun and inspirational links from around the web....6 ways to infuse more love into your life21 day challenge: write down everything you eatTwo steps to living life to the fullestStaring into the face of deathDo ordinary people need a brand guru?Sidestep stressful thinkingToni Morrison's advice is spot-onWhat led this woman to become a firefighter in her…
  • Why Celebrate Success?

    15 Apr 2015 | 7:47 am
    Every day, I have been focusing on finding a success to celebrate, no matter how small.  In fact, they have often been small. But, what I'm noticing is that the more I celebrate my successes, the more I seem to be in the flow of attracting success to me.  It's almost as if it's taking on a life of its own. A few days ago, I celebrated the fact that I have been increasingly successful at living within my budget for a full year now.  Shortly after that, I ordered a pizza from one of my favorite places in San Jose, gave her my rewards number, and she told me the pizza was FREE.
  • Have A Great Weekend

    11 Apr 2015 | 7:10 am
    I can't explain why but I feel excited for this weekend.  We have nothing really planned and maybe that's why I'm excited.  I'd love to do something simple and easy and fun like go see a movie.  What are your plans for the weekend?  Whatever they are, I hope it's filled with simple and easy and fun.  And, here are a few fun and inspirational links from around the web....Personal growth is a beautiful process - enjoy it, enjoy the journey7 choices that will create greater happiness and success5 steps to stay positive when around negative peopleInspiration that made me…
  • Making Smarter Choices

    8 Apr 2015 | 7:42 am
    The benefit of being able to make choices is that WE get to direct our lives.  I am never forced to wear something I don't like or eat something I don't enjoy. What that also means is that I am responsible for my current situation in life.  I chose the job I'm in.  I chose the relationship I'm in.  I chose to go to the gym today. It's beautiful because now that I finally get that, I can let go of the drama.  Rather than complain about something or blame someone, I only need to see what other choice I can make to turn a situation around. It also means I need to be…
  • Have A Beautiful Easter Weekend

    4 Apr 2015 | 8:06 am
    For me, it's a 3-day weekend - yay!  With the weather changing here in Northern California again, plans for the beach on Saturday are being scrapped and new plans are being made.  I'm definitely going for a nice long run in the morning and, of course, with Sunday being Easter, we will be indulging in brunch including mimosas (good thing I'm running on Saturday!)  What are you doing this weekend?  I hope you have a beautiful weekend and here are a few fun, inspirational links from around the web....7 keys for achieving successStop limiting yourself and start livingAt the…
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    Inspiring Evolution

  • Present Perfect

    Baldeep Kaur
    22 Mar 2015 | 10:57 pm
    I have everything, To, I have nothing, Every blessing evaporated in a split second, A slight detour in perception, Changed reality of my life, Where fear enveloped desire and insecurity reigned supreme, Where expectations beat gratitude, Created a black hole, Somewhere between the present and past, Where no matter how much I added, I had nothing. ~~~ Suddenly […]
  • Exploring the world of Haiku- My first attempt!

    Baldeep Kaur
    8 Jan 2015 | 11:27 pm
    How do you start 2015 with a bang? Of course by joining an online poetry writing course!!! My first assignment was to use Robert Hass’s sketching techniques to write a one, two, three, or four line poem by observing my immediate environment. This is the first time I tried to find inspiration in objects. It was a […]
  • How to empower your mindset?

    Baldeep Kaur
    4 Jan 2015 | 11:57 pm
    Happy New Year to all of you!!!! Sharing link to an interesting TED talk based on positive psychology research on the power of mindset . Hope you all like it! Change your mindset Happy Evolving!! Filed under: Inspire Your Soul Tagged: alia crum change your mindset, change your mindset, change your mindset shawn anchor, change […]
  • Gone Baggage Gone

    Baldeep Kaur
    23 Dec 2014 | 10:55 pm
    Oh it is heavy, Stinking and bone-breaking, My back is turning into an arch, Shoulders crying for help, Heart bleeding, And feet tired like hell. ~~~ I am still walking, Carrying this baggage around, For years, Wishing had time to rest, To throw away what is not mine, To discard what is irrelevant, Still hoping to […]
  • My own hell or heaven

    Baldeep Kaur
    4 Dec 2014 | 11:57 pm
    Somewhere up there, Star miles away, There are two majestic doors, One leads to hell, And the other to heaven, But if these afterworlds, Exist star miles away, Why do I see so many hells and heavens all around me? Everyone building their own, Hell or heaven, Speck by speck, Brick by brick, Build to […]
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    Pinch Me Living with Bernadette Logue - Unleash Personally & Professionally

  • How a Spiritual Practice Heals You

    Bernadette Logue
    14 Apr 2015 | 1:19 am
    Here is why a spiritual practice in your life is so important and powerful. I’m laying out the simple reasons it would serve you very well to have your own regular spiritual practice, and a few suggestions of things to try. Related resources that you might find helpful: Speak to Your Soul Guided Meditation The Self-Actualization Master Audio Set... Read More Continue reading How a Spiritual Practice Heals You on Pinch Me Living with Bernadette Logue - Unleash Personally & Professionally
  • A Surprising Cure for Fear of the Unknown

    Bernadette Logue
    7 Apr 2015 | 5:50 am
    I’m about to give you an insight in this audio that radically turns “fear of the unknown” on its head and allows you to move forward with more courage and freedom to enjoy life. Fear of the unknown will stop you from achieving your goals and full potential, and from living the life that is possible for you. It doesn’t... Read More Continue reading A Surprising Cure for Fear of the Unknown on Pinch Me Living with Bernadette Logue - Unleash Personally & Professionally
  • What Your Soul Wants You to Remember

    Bernadette Logue
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Here are 6 things that your soul would want you to remember during this life journey you are on. It’s time to reconnect with what your soul knows, in order to reinvigorate! Related resources you might also enjoy: How the Universe is Sending You Signs The Way Your Soul Speaks to You (“Soul Language” video series) A story about... Read More Continue reading What Your Soul Wants You to Remember on Pinch Me Living with Bernadette Logue - Unleash Personally & Professionally
  • 120 Positive Affirmations for Health & Healing

    Bernadette Logue
    24 Mar 2015 | 8:40 am
    To support your health and healing, this audio contains 120 empowering statements to guide your mindset into alignment with your fullest health and wellbeing potential. Your mind has a powerful impact on your physical health. This is being understood more and more, with experts speaking out, books being written about it, and research freely available to... Read More Continue reading 120 Positive Affirmations for Health & Healing on Pinch Me Living with Bernadette Logue - Unleash Personally & Professionally
  • How to Avoid the Onslaught of Negativity & Live an Uplifted Life

    Bernadette Logue
    18 Mar 2015 | 1:30 am
    Here are simple tips for reducing the negativity that is coming at you day to day, and for increasing the positivity in your life, so you can benefit from elevated energy and mindset. Get proactive with creating happiness! To support your uplifted life, check out Pinch Me Living’s audios and workshops to leverage you forward:... Read More Continue reading How to Avoid the Onslaught of Negativity & Live an Uplifted Life on Pinch Me Living with Bernadette Logue - Unleash Personally & Professionally
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  • Strike A Pose: Tips For Starting Out Fashion Photography

    Krissy Supena-Cabrera
    14 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    Fashion photography tips are usually covered in various reference materials. The more prepared you are, the higher the likelihood of creating quality pictures. Style Influences The World Style influences the world we live in. It is mostly captured on camera as well as used in digital and print media. The most essential is the fashion photography portfolio.  It may feature a product (accessory, clothing, and cosmetics) photographer, or model’s individual approach to fashion. These are also seen and covered in a fashion photography blog. To make an appealing snapshoot everything must blend…
  • Flixel Ads: The Era Inspired By Living Photos

    Krissy Supena-Cabrera
    13 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    Advertising is a fascinating and spirited industry. Flixel Ads is creating a buzz in the field by enhancing the character of frozen images. Flixel Photos Inc., makers of Flixel Ads, produces cinemagraphs. It is a more dynamic approach to mixed media, giving corporations a solid edge. A moving portrait effectively engages viewers even if devoid of language.  It is a medium that all together tells a story using the qualities of a photo and video. This is what Flixel Ads do to grab the attention of its target market. Audience Engagement The agency incorporates movement in still life…
  • The World Of The Senses

    Jay B
    4 Apr 2015 | 4:13 am
    The World Of The Senses is a fashion photography series by Chinese photographer Huainan Li. The talented photographer from Beijing combines stunning close-up portraits with the beauty of nature. The sunglasses lenses, transport you into another world. A world of natural surrounding beauty. The idea is to imagine the landscape in front of the model. The brilliant makeup & set-up allows us to invent a world, her world. Combined with a feel of the early 90’s Vogue, the makeup, the retro sunglasses, and the conceptual imagery, Huainan Li made a fantastic series of photography. Take a…
  • 40 Examples Of Alluring Cinemagraphs

    Jay B
    30 Mar 2015 | 4:03 pm
    Cinemagraphs bring motion to static images. In short, it combines the art of photography and video to create a visual where only one or a few elements move while the rest remains static. Photographer Jamie Beck and motion graphics artist Kevin Burg found a creative way to leverage animated GIFs to a new level of art with their Cinemagraph creation. They describe this format as : Something more than photo but less than a video.   Cinemagraph is elegant and subtle The pair came up with the idea while preparing for the New York Fashion Week in 2011. They wanted photography to…
  • Nifty Ideas That Make A Cool Packaging Design

    Krissy Supena-Cabrera
    24 Mar 2015 | 11:00 pm
    A cool packaging design gets the attention of a shopper. Curiosity sets in and oftentimes a buyer makes an unusual purchase because of its appearance. The trick to cool packaging design is not to follow the conventional stereotype. The goal is to bring something fresh to the table. Consumers will find common items more interesting. This also makes a fun conversation piece not only for the kids but for everyone who sees it. Everyday a myriad of products are in stores that come in a box packaging design. The priority is to get the basic necessities. Busy professionals eat by getting The post…
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  • ❼ How to Face a Hectic Schedule with a Calm Mind

    13 Apr 2015 | 11:38 am
    It is very rare to come across something that literally transforms your whole life in an instant. And I came across such a thing last weekend. I had been looking at my to-do list and couldn’t believe how many things I had to do. I had 3 full days of trainings to deliver on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Books to deliver to an awesome customer (hi Mobola! *waves wildly*) 12+ hours of travel to meet with clients This blog post to write. Etc. etc. You get the picture. I know many of you are reading this and thinking: “is that all? you need to see MY to-do list!” Trust me, I…
  • ❼ The Unsexy Details of My Work with Orphans

    2 Apr 2015 | 8:33 am
    People want to know what I do to help orphans but I don’t like to share because the truth is not sexy. I’d rather tell you only the cool parts like when I get to travel or deliver fancy speeches. But now that Story Story is out and doing extremely well (thank you!!!), I’m feeling a greater sense of responsibility to be transparent. So here we go. How I’m Helping / Planning to Help Orphans #1. Getting Smart I’ve been reading UNICEF reports and looking at the facts and numbers. Two things I’ve learned are really interesting and the third absolutely blows my…
  • ❼ Funny Nigerian Book Trailer Video (Grab Your Copy NAAAWWW)

    30 Mar 2015 | 10:54 am
    I promise you have never seen anything like this before. LOL Just keep calm and watch this ridiculously funny video trailer for Story Story. Prefer to Read? Click Here Look, you have to watch the video. There is just no way to put it into words! You have to watch it
  • ❼ My Unexpected Encounter With The Most Controversial Issue In America

    23 Mar 2015 | 2:19 pm
    To all of you that so generously supported my book launch last week, THANK YOU! I appreciate you so much and wouldn’t trade you for fried plantains! Lol Today, I have a really good story for you that you don’t want to miss. Enjoy! Prefer to Read? Click Here As you know, an integral part of my work is Speaking engagements. And so when I was invited to meet with a man who was allegedly supposed to hire me for a Speaking engagement, I was stoked! The man was probably about 48 years old, average build, Caucasian. You know, your regular white guy that you would expect to see in…
  • ❼ The Unfair Advantage that Helps me Overcome my Fear of the Unknown

    9 Mar 2015 | 11:49 am
    Chris Guillebeau, a New York Times Bestselling author, just wrote an endorsement for my upcoming book. Crazy right? I know. The content of this post is what I believe has been my greatest asset in this crazy journey to live a life that make a difference. Hope you enjoy! xo Prefer to Read? Click Here In addition to the book, I’ve had so many things fall into place for me in the past year or so. I’ve had the opportunity to travel to all sorts of different countries France Belgium Brazil Ghana China and so on and so forth I recently became an Ambassador with the Global Orphan…
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    Professor Jacob Abraham

  • 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…
  • Life is a horrible dream

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

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

    6 Apr 2015 | 1:46 pm
    How you can develop the persistence which breeds success It is so easy to talk about wanting success and to lead a better lifestyle. It’s simple to complain about all the things that you don’t have in your life. Instead of complaining why not put your energy and effort into actually getting all of those things you so desire? If you want to better [...] Coaching Positive Performance - Eliminate Stress; Maximise Performance
  • 6 Common reasons people procrastinate

    30 Mar 2015 | 1:23 pm
    6 Common reasons people procrastinate Most people are capable of achieving greater things but fail to do so. Why? Some of the external factors cannot be controlled. However, most of the time factors for success lie within us. Procrastination is one of the many roadblocks that could hinder you down the road to greater achievements. Anyone can procrastinate. Sometime we [...] Coaching Positive Performance - Eliminate Stress; Maximise Performance
  • What’s in it for me? A critical question

    27 Mar 2015 | 7:48 am
    What’s in it for me? A critical question We are living in a time when everybody wants to be seen as selfless. So many people want to give the impression that they put everyone else before themselves. When I was growing up, it was seen as an insult for somebody to say that you ‘love yourself’ or that you were self-centred. Those are [...] Coaching Positive Performance - Eliminate Stress; Maximise Performance
  • 9 Unwritten rules for life which reduce stress and boost performance

    24 Mar 2015 | 6:02 am
    9 Unwritten rules for life which reduce stress and boost performance As you progress through life you will constantly learn lessons and develop your own rules and principles. These rules and principles allow you to take shortcuts in your life because you have learned from experience. That does not mean that you can avoid doing the things which really need to be done but you can [...] Coaching Positive Performance - Eliminate Stress; Maximise Performance
  • How to decide what you should be doing

    16 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    How to decide what you should be doing When trying to decide what to do, it is important that you can make a quick decision and keep moving through your tasks. It is easy to get caught up in the vast number of tasks that you need to complete. If you have to sort through a large list, you can waste a great [...] Coaching Positive Performance - Eliminate Stress; Maximise Performance
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    Wish Me Love

  • Get A Bigger Vision

    wish me love
    15 Apr 2015 | 5:50 am
    This is how you turn your grieving, weary days into days filled with hope. Last week was “the week” I dread every year. The week when I tend to get into some type of argument with someone, a speeding ticket or the like. A week when I have to grit my teeth to bare it and wait for it to all be over. It is the week I live every year that excruciatingly reminds me of the greatest loss of my life. A couple of years ago when I came across the work of Debbie Ford, I heard her say something that I have been attempting to put into practice ever since. She told a caller to get a bigger…
  • Wing It!

    wish me love
    8 Apr 2015 | 8:33 pm
    If you tell yourself a new story about your capabilities you may just discover you have more untapped potential than you give yourself credit for. Last Wednesday I woke up a little bit overwhelmed. All I could feel was the pressure of everything I needed to get done. I had a blog to post, still unwritten,  a video to record for my coach training program, an exam to prepare for, for said program, a mini ebook to finish writting, a new therapist to meet, a speech to give the following day and several coach sessions on my calendar. Oh yeah, I forgot that 40 hour a week day job. I felt so behind…
  • You Have To Start Before You Can Finish

    wish me love
    1 Apr 2015 | 3:20 pm
    The beginning of a thing looks very different than the finished product. This year I took on a challenge of doing something that I have wanted to do for a very long time, play the keyboard for myself as I sing. I’ve daydreamed about this for years and have never really been able to get myself from fantasy to reality even with all the other goals I have reached. Thankfully, I decided to sign up for a program called Radical Reinvention. In this program we were given an opportunity to pick a goal at the beginning of the program and the unaccomplished goal that called to me was stepping…
  • Like It or Not You Are The Paparazzi

    wish me love
    25 Mar 2015 | 2:00 pm
    This past week in my downtime I did something I do often, I searched for new intriguing TED Talks that I might find insightful to watch. When I embarked on this search I was prepared for many things but was not prepared to see TED and Monica Lewinsky ever associated with one another. In fact I am ashamed to say, a smirk came across my face and a slight gasp of indignation at the exact moment that I saw that she’d given a TED talk this month. I quickly remembered all the amazing things that TED represents and decided to watch. As Monica Lewinsky shared the embarrassment of her long…
  • Don’t Make Yourself Wrong For Being Jealous

    wish me love
    18 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    How to use jealously to propel yourself into the life of your dreams. Growing up my parents told me to be happy. They told me to be good and obedient. They told me to be more like my sisters. There was also a laundry list of things not to be. Don’t be bad, don’t be disobedient, don’t be disloyal to the family, don’t be a liar, don’t be a thief, don’t be a sinner, don’t be jealous, don’t be me. So many do’s and don’ts, I’ve spent most of my adult life trying to find myself and one of the most important things I have discovered…
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    Lessons for a father

  • Lessons for a father - Thank you all!

    12 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Image Courtesy: WikipediaI wanted to commemorate a huge personal milestone with something special. This week marks the 2nd anniversary of this blog. Whether it is for my son at home or my team at work, I do hope I can make a tiny, but positive, difference in their lives. Thank you for being a part of the journey till now. Normal services resume next week.This week however, I was introduced to this quote by Carl Sagan. Thoughts like these help us realize what is important and real. I hope you benefit from it the same way as I did.From this distant vantage point, the Earth might not seem of any…
  • Lessons for a father - What is Equal Opportunity?

    5 Apr 2015 | 11:10 pm
    Image Courtesy: FlickrThe question is not whether we should be providing equal opportunities to people. The question really is whether equal opportunity exists in the true sense of the word.The inclination and trust, almost always, is towards people that have a higher probability of being successful. How many times do we really take the risk and enable the "not so great" people to take up tough challenges? How equipped do we make ourselves, as leaders, to accept that the new person might take more time than the usual, that the new person might not understand what we expect them to do,…
  • Lessons for a father - In the Flow of things (Part 5 - Gamification)

    29 Mar 2015 | 11:27 pm
    Image Courtesy: WikipediaWhen do you work at your best? I know I provide my best performance when I can focus on what I am doing. Some of us know that focus as "being in the zone". No matter what our vocation is and no matter what we do to get there, once we are in the zone, we usually create awesomeness.A renowned scientist by the name of Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi calls this the state of "Flow". It is his theory that people are happiest when they are in a state of flow. It is a state of concentration with the activity at hand and the situation. It is a state in which people are so…
  • Lessons for a father - Forming or leaving a habit (Part 4 - Gamification)

    22 Mar 2015 | 11:16 pm
    Image Courtesy: FlickrTo be great or a disaster is based on the same rule. Our effort to gain knowledge or continue in ignorance has the same basis. To carry forward an addiction or to leave one behind can be attributed to the same starting point.Know what that is?Our desire to do so. Motivation from our leaders (familial or professional) and reward are external factors. The first step towards achievement can only come from ourselves. We should want to gain knowledge, for example. We should want to be good or to add value to whatever entity we belong to. Only then, like picking up a habit or…
  • Lessons for a father - Wisdom Or Wealth?

    18 Mar 2015 | 1:13 am
    Image Courtesy: FlickrThere used to, in the south of India, live a kid called Ramalingam. One day he was given the boon to choose between wealth and wisdom. He had to drink from one of the 2 bowls (each signifying either wealth or wisdom). He mixed the contents and drank them and thus became wise and wealthy and became famous by the name of Tenali Raman. There are a lot of stories about him that we, in India, read and listen to while growing up.While watching the series with my son now, I realized that the question and what Tenali Raman did were very pertinent. Given a choice, what would most…
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    Serene Reflection

  • Material Wealth, Abundance And Spirituality

    14 Apr 2015 | 12:46 am
    Abundance, like age, is a state of mind.  Too often, it is thought to be limited to the digits describing one’s material wealth.  While in fact it is the space from which one operates. Abundance here refers to the experience of ease and flow in all aspects of one’s life.  It is being anchored in a sense of wholeness and completion, a sufficiency that enables graceful flow, harmony and generosity. Where One is not inhibited by fears of scarcity. Trust in Self and life is effortless. All of this is determined by one singular aspect – the degree to which one is in touch with one’s…
  • Poems: 108 Words

    4 Apr 2015 | 12:41 am
    Welcoming all there is The turbulence, the churning The turning upside down Inside out Of what ‘I’ thought as ‘you’ Drawing it all Into the One embrace That finally dissolves All ideas of two That restful place Where the highest crests And the lowest troughs Return The steady, quiet, potent space From which once again A ‘you’ and ‘I’ emerge These natural tides They continue To push and pull The waves fall To rise again But once the continuum Of formless grace Is remembered Nothing feels the same Form, transience and movement All but short lived shapes Beyond the veil…
  • The 11 Commandments Of The New-Age-Ego (In A Nutshell)

    27 Feb 2015 | 9:54 am
    If there is anyone who can hold up a mirror and make you laugh at that which you may have so far been turning a blind eye to, it is my friends GD and Aalif Surti.  GD’s inimitable, witty way of pointing to profound wisdom (and difficult truths) is artfully captured by his articulate brother, Aalif, at his blog Their latest offering,  “The 11 Commandments Of  The New-Age-Ego“, is a hard hitting, yet hilarious reminder of the traps we tend to fall into along the ‘spiritual path’.  To get full benefits of the image below,…
  • 16 Effective Ways To Dissolve Unhappiness

    13 Feb 2015 | 11:10 am
      Perhaps a deep rooted joy and peace does not lie in the pursuit of happiness, but in addressing the contributors to one’s perception of unhappiness. Popular today are encouragements to think positive, happy and grateful thoughts. And if that comes easily and naturally, stay with that! However, there are many, myself included, who have discomfort with denying current feelings. Instead of ‘faking it’ till it feels real, I prefer to acknowledge, examine and allow whatever is my truth in the moment. The wonderful thing about impermanence is that no matter what it is, or…
  • Poems: Notice The Underlying Presence

    14 Jan 2015 | 10:52 pm
    Marry the chaos with stillness. The old with the new. The known with the unknown. The distraction around and the emptiness within. The spoken and the unspoken. The tangible and the sensed. What was hoped for, and has been lost, What is waiting to be born again. Include it all. Integrate everything. The days of separation are gone. It is time to bridge the gap in between. Let there be no more excuses, No more defense, arguing, procrastinating. We are but fragments of a whole piece, Floating in doubt for too long. Warring lets none of us win But forces our habitual burdens Onto the next…
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    Live Well - Mind Fuel Daily

  • What The Cowardly Lion Can Teach Us

    17 Apr 2015 | 7:53 am
    In the realm of fantasy storytelling and characters there is often much truth that can be gleaned for our practical day to day lives. One such character is The Cowardly Lion from the beloved children’s book The Wizard of Oz.The Cowardly Lion was a contradiction on all levels. He was the strongest animal and the most intimidating animal in the forest, and yet he was completely helpless only because of the limits he had placed on himself. How often can we draw an allegorical comparison between ourselves and The Cowardly Lion?Each individual has within themselves the capacity for greatness.
  • The Peace of Planting

    16 Apr 2015 | 8:34 am
    Spring is a time of awakening and for many of us, hope. The dark, sun deprived days of winter are over and our hearts and our bodies welcome the warm weather and extra sunshine. One of the most powerful and ancient pulls of springtime for the human mind is the instinctual sense that now things will grow and growth is life. For this reason many people find peace and productivity this time of year through gardening. However, the lure of this hobby goes far beyond simply having the tastiest tomatoes in town.Planting PeacefulnessDaron Joffe, eco-entrepreneur, garden writer and owner of Farmer D…
  • Choosing The Battle Wisely

    15 Apr 2015 | 6:09 am
    Children are often told not to “pick” fights meaning not to start fights. But when “pick” is used in the context of “choosing” then it would be good advice to “pick fights.” Conflicts are a part of everyone’s life. Even for individuals among us who seem calmer or more peaceful than most, conflict will still eventually come their way. The key to dealing with conflict is to learn how to “pick fights,” or rather choose your battles wisely.It is important to understand that not all conflict is bad. When your ideals are being challenged, it may become necessary to face a…
  • Out of the Fray

    13 Apr 2015 | 9:32 pm
    The desire to live more mindfully and meditatively, is not only reserved for those fortunate enough to live in a peaceful, natural environment. Even for those who live in dense urban areas, the desire to reconnect to more natural surroundings bubbles up in the spirit. However, for these individuals it takes a little planning and conscious effort.Why You Need a BreakUrban environments go against our biological grain, even if we do not realize it. According to a recent study by author Mazda Adli of LSE Cities research group, the high levels of stress caused by dense populations and crime which…
  • A Glimpse Into the Profound Wisdom of Dr. Wayne Dyer

    10 Apr 2015 | 7:46 am
    Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, or the “father of motivation” as his fans affectionately call him, has authored over 40 books (including 20 New York Times bestsellers) on the topics of self-development and spiritual growth. Despite a fatherless childhood spent in orphanages and foster homes, Dr. Dyer overcame a number of obstacles to achieve the life of his dreams. Through his works, Dr. Dyer’s goal has always been to show others how to do the same so they may live an extraordinary life.Honor Our "Highest Self"Dr. Dyer’s philosophy on personal growth and spiritual connectedness has…
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    Sad and Love Picture

  • May the Good Time and treasures

    3 Apr 2015 | 11:30 am
    May the Good Time and treasures of the present become golden memories of tomorrow, wish you lots of love, joy and happiness. The post May the Good Time and treasures appeared first on Sad and Love... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Nothing is Impossible

    3 Apr 2015 | 11:30 am
    Nothing is Impossible When the word itself says I’m Possible- Audrey Hepburn. The post Nothing is Impossible appeared first on Sad and Love Picture. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The one person I am with forever is me

    31 Jan 2015 | 7:17 am
    The one person I am with forever is me. My relationship with myself is eternal, so I choose to be my own The post The one person I am with forever is me appeared first on Sad and Love Picture. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • In the end, You’ll Know Which People Really Love You

    31 Jan 2015 | 6:15 am
    In the end, You’ll Know Which People Really Love You. They’re The Ones Who See You For Who You Are And No The post In the end, You’ll Know Which People Really Love You appeared first on Sad... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Let Your 2015be a year full of positive

    18 Dec 2014 | 11:36 pm
    Let Your 2015be a year full of positive changes The post Let Your 2015be a year full of positive appeared first on Sad and Love Picture. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Programming Life

  • Little Nightmares

    Matt Catlett
    17 Apr 2015 | 8:05 am
    One of my web development clients submitted a support ticket specifically for me recently. In it, he wrote that if I were to make a minor feature addition in his platform, his “little nightmare” would be over. I was happy to oblige, of course. But his phrasing stuck with me. The world and the mortal [&hellip The post Little Nightmares appeared first on Programming Life.
  • 5 Affirmations for Suffering

    Matt Catlett
    16 Apr 2015 | 7:35 am
    Today, let us set our intention on affirmations for suffering. Let us affirm that we can perceive the grace available to us through it. Let us affirm that we can give suffering purpose and meaning in this world. Although we should never have faith in suffering, we should never ignore or refuse it. Suffering is [&hellip The post 5 Affirmations for Suffering appeared first on Programming Life.
  • Ben of Kongpo

    Matt Catlett
    11 Apr 2015 | 7:38 am
    We gather up rituals and beliefs around our holiest inclinations, adorning our spirits just as our temples and churches are adorned. We wrap our egos in them as in blankets, misusing our spirits as ego-endeavors instead of using our egos as spirit-endeavors. Whatever your altar, whatever your mantra, whatever your practices and religious artifacts, never [&hellip The post Ben of Kongpo appeared first on Programming Life.
  • Already?

    Matt Catlett
    9 Apr 2015 | 5:50 pm
    In the work of spirit, you are defeated just when you imagine you have arrived. Because spirituality is simply spiritual work – meditation, prayer, chanting, whatever you do. Spirituality is not labels or merit accrued from past action. When you suppose you are edging closer to enlightenment, you’re not – no, instead you’re sitting around [&hellip The post Already? appeared first on Programming Life.
  • An Easter Blessing

    Matt Catlett
    2 Apr 2015 | 8:19 am
    Let us gather our hearts and unite in an Easter blessing for all beings. Where darkened valleys have covered some of us, let the dark vanish before the light. Where brutal giants have put some of us in cages, let spirit proclaim dominance, shatter the cages, and slay the giants. Everywhere there has been crucifixion, [&hellip The post An Easter Blessing appeared first on Programming Life.
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    Live Bold and Bloom

  • 20 Life-Changing Books From My Favorite Bloggers

    Barrie Davenport
    16 Apr 2015 | 5:21 am
    I can’t understate the profound impact books have had on my own personal growth. Authors like Eckhart Tolle, Byron Katie, and Brene Brown have led me to life-altering shifts in my world view. They have given me invaluable tools for overcoming life’s inevitable difficulties and for finding real and lasting happiness. Embracing the power of the… Continue Reading… The post 20 Life-Changing Books From My Favorite Bloggers appeared first on Live Bold and Bloom.
  • Angry People: 10 Ways To Deal With Hotheads

    Barrie Davenport
    13 Apr 2015 | 5:40 am
    “Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.” – Carl Jung Several years ago, I was sitting in on a management meeting for one of my public relations clients. The executive director of the organization asked the marketing director a question, to which she made a… Continue Reading… The post Angry People: 10 Ways To Deal With Hotheads appeared first on Live Bold and Bloom.
  • 6 Strategies To Boost Your Body Image And Self-Esteem

    Barrie Davenport
    9 Apr 2015 | 4:05 am
    I’m going to ask you a question: what part of your body do you hate? I bet you had an answer in a nanosecond. In fact, I bet you’ve stood in front of the mirror and stared at the body part, despising its unwelcome attachment to you. You’ve probably attempted to suck it in, tighten… Continue Reading… The post 6 Strategies To Boost Your Body Image And Self-Esteem appeared first on Live Bold and Bloom.
  • Fear Of Failure: 7 Ways To Get Unstuck And Take Action

    Barrie Davenport
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:35 pm
    Ask yourself: what is standing in the way of finding your passion, reaching your goals, and living your dream? Maybe your immediate answer is money, time, confusion, lack of skills, or low motivation. But if you’re really honest with yourself, it all boils down to fear. Fear of failure. Fear of loss. Fear of rejection. Fear that you… Continue Reading… The post Fear Of Failure: 7 Ways To Get Unstuck And Take Action appeared first on Live Bold and Bloom.
  • Unhappy Marriage: How To Decide Whether To Stay Or Go

    Barrie Davenport
    24 Mar 2015 | 8:04 am
    You roll over in bed in the morning and look at the person lying next to you. Is this the person you thought you married? Do you feel anything close to the connection and intimacy you felt when you were first together? Perhaps now all you feel is angry or irritated. Maybe you’re hurt, bored, or… Continue Reading… The post Unhappy Marriage: How To Decide Whether To Stay Or Go appeared first on Live Bold and Bloom.
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    The Miracle Forest: The Zen Smile of Mindfulness

  • How to Be Fearless: 7 Tips for Inner Peace

    16 Apr 2015 | 9:21 am
    No one wants to be controlled by fear, we all want to be fearless, but fear is a tricky emotion to control. It's the most abusive companion, making us believe that without it, we would be lost, fragile and most probably very hurt.The most natural way to react to fear is to obey it. To do what it tells us to do, making us avoid situations we deem dangerous. What is hard to recognize is that fear has no purpose for the modern human being.When we start trying to let fear go, we are faced with an oxymoron - letting fear go is scary. Because it's like leaving our security blanket behind for the…
  • Taming the Beast That Is The Mind: 4 Tips on How to Handle Your Thoughts

    30 Mar 2015 | 4:11 am
    I continuously keep encountering people in the world who have different perceptions of life and human existence than me. Shocking, I know. There's nothing surprising in that, and I have no wish, whatsoever, to change their views. I don't think that my views are what everyone should believe. I do what feels right for me, and everybody else should do what feels right for them. Live and let live, as they say.It is my own fault, however, that sometimes other people's perception of the world manages to crawl into my own, making me doubt my views. Which brings me to my very first point:1. Be…
  • That Magical Zest for Life: How to Live a Life of Joy Despite Fear

    20 Mar 2015 | 10:07 am
    Watercolor painting by Adam Scythe.I recently finished watching a beautiful anime (Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso if you're wondering) which really spoke to me. The main female character had so much zest for life, seeing and feeling the magic in every drop of snow, every melody, every moment. She made everyone around her appreciate life a little bit more.Why is it so hard for us to live our lives like that? Is it even possible to be that person?A couple of years ago, my way of living could have easily been summarized like this: Too scared to live, too afraid to die. I know for a fact that a lot of…
  • How to Contribute to World Peace Every Day

    11 Mar 2015 | 8:14 am
    Recently, a picture of a dress garnered the interest of the whole world. You must be frustrated with the topic by now, and probably want to click out of this article as well, but this short phenomenon actually raised a very important issue. At least in my eyes.If you're not familiar with the picture (which I doubt), it was a photo of a dress, which some people saw as black and blue, others as white and gold, because the lighting made the picture ambiguous to the brain.The fact that this gained such enormous attention made clear what was already quite obvious: that people are having a hard…
  • Instant Happiness: Be Calmer, Happier in Just a Few Minutes

    26 Feb 2015 | 5:58 am
    On the nights I'm too tired to meditate, or on occasions I feel like my feelings are trying to get the best of me, I use this instant meditation that I feel brings me right back to the my smiling, happy, peaceful self. I close my eyes, relax all my muscles and repeat the following sentences in my mind, taking deep breaths as I do so: Breathing in, I calm my body. Breathing out, I smile. This sentence is from Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh. It's simple yet powerful, like all of his teachings. Actually, most of these sentences were inspired by his teachings.On the inhale, I relax my body even more,…
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    Oded Ben-Ami - Spiritual Teacher

  • Those who take from others

    Oded Ben-Ami
    13 Apr 2015 | 10:19 am
    They could be poor burglars stealing from individuals; extremely rich and powerful people stealing from entire countries; or anything in between. If they get caught, they may or may not be punished – depending on their financial abilities and connections – but regardless, their behavior is not acceptable by society at large and generally honest people prefer not to be associated with them. Generally speaking, society considers such behavior as antisocial, and it is not difficult to feel anger towards such people, especially by those who need to work very hard to support themselves…
  • Turning the other cheek

    Oded Ben-Ami
    28 Feb 2015 | 11:53 am
    In my article “The dualism of Oppressor and Oppressed” I shared one way of observing the phenomena of the Oppressor and the Oppressed. But there is also a very different way of seeing it. It is quite easy to be baffled by what Jesus had in mind when he said to turn the other cheek to our oppressor. Many people think that such behavior may be suitable for “holy” people, or otherwise people that are anything other than regular people – like ‘me’. After all, “an eye for an eye”, makes much more sense to many of us. But this is just a cultural…
  • The dualism of Oppressor and Oppressed

    Oded Ben-Ami
    15 Feb 2015 | 10:06 am
    In my post “Is there a problem with money?“, I have just touched on the Oppressor/Oppressed dualism. Looking a bit closer at this, it would be natural to ask a few questions: Who is an oppressor? Who is an oppressed? How can one tell them apart? Can one become the other and vice versa? Can one be both? Can there be neither? The moment we attempt to apply labels, problems begin. One person may seem to be an oppressor as an employer and at the same time be oppressed as a family member. Also, there could individuals who consider themselves to belong to one of these categories, while…
  • Is there a problem with money?

    Oded Ben-Ami
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:23 am
    Whenever it comes to spirituality, it almost seems as though Money is a bad word. It is presented as if it is on the opposite end from spirituality. There are many possible reasons for this. Perhaps one them is that money is considered as belonging to the materialistic/physical world, used for purposes of materialistic attainment, while spirituality is used to attain something which is non-materialistic. Whatever the reasons are, everything has a spiritual aspect to it – everything – money included. But perhaps some of us have developed certain complexes when it comes to money, as…
  • The greatest gift possible

    Oded Ben-Ami
    7 Jan 2015 | 9:38 am
    How amazing is this; “I”! Most people never get to think about it, so here it is: From a purely statistical/probability perspective, how unlikely it is for me to BE – that is – through birth. It would have been more likely that I would have not come to be born in the first place. The very fact that “I AM”, the very fact that I can say “I” and that there is in fact an “I”, is to me totally amazing. An opportunity that is unparalleled by anything. The vast majority of us are busy with the nuts and bolts of daily life, too busy perhaps…
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    Positively Positive

  • How Can I Love Myself a Little Bit More Today?

    Robin Lee
    18 Apr 2015 | 3:10 am
    Years ago she walked into my NYC office with complaints of arthritis and inflammation. We spent an hour discussing how to help her body heal and re-balance itself. She sat with silver hair, in her 70s, and there was something very special about her. When she was about to leave she cupped my face in between her hands. Looking into my eyes with a gentle smile on her face, she said to me,: “Robin, you are so beautiful. Today is as good as it gets. Ten years from now you will wish you looked like you do today. Make sure to smile, and enjoy the beautiful face and body you have been given. It…
  • Fill in the Blank: The Greatest of Empires Is the Empire Over ______.

    Gretchen Rubin
    18 Apr 2015 | 3:05 am
    “The greatest of empires, is the empire over one’s self.” —Publilius Syrus I love quoting from my favorite works, and I have a giant trove of quotations. Because I collect so many quotations, for me, one of the most difficult, and more pleasant, tasks of writing a book  is choosing the epigraph. I spend an inordinate amount of time pondering my favorite candidates. The epigraph must both be a beautiful passage to read in isolation, yet also cast unexpected light on the argument of the book. It’s so hard to choose! Today’s quotation is what I chose, after much inner debate, to be…
  • You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.

    Positively Positive
    18 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    Related Posts 14 Things We Can Learn from Kids Learn More to Earn More What You Can Learn in the next Ten Minutes That Will Make Your Entire Life Better Sometimes the best way to learn something is by doing it wrong and looking at what you did.
  • Personal Growth in Relationships

    Terri Cole
    17 Apr 2015 | 3:10 am
    I met Jonathan Fields, the creator of The Good Life Project, a few years ago through mutual friends. I had always been a big fan of his work, so I was excited and honored when he invited me to be a guest on his GLP podcast. Jonathan wanted me to give my opinion on what couples should do when one is growing and evolving more or differently than the other. He went on to explain that some members of his intense mastermind were experiencing conflict in their relationships, as a result of their participation in his group. Jonathan asked me if I had any suggestions for how to remedy the situation…
  • EXPIRING: Your Self-Help Prescription

    David Romanelli
    17 Apr 2015 | 3:05 am
    Whether you are striving for perfection in your career, at a sport, or in some personal pursuit, look no farther than Nadia Comaneci. She is the first gymnast to ever record a perfect ten in the 1976 Montreal Olympics. In some way, we are all goin for “A Nadia.” What is your idea of perfection? To close the epic deal, run the ultimate marathon, nail the home run interview. Personally, I have been striving for a Perfect ten at home. For any dudes out there who have a permanent place on your wife’s Sh*t List, say “AY!!!!!!” We had a baby at the end of last year. That’s a lot of…
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    Left Brain Buddha

  • What are we Practicing?

    Sarah Rudell Beach
    12 Apr 2015 | 11:00 pm
    If “practice makes perfect,” what exactly are we perfecting each day? My latest video is about our habits… and how we can start changing them!   Autobiography In Five Short Chapters Chapter I I walk down the street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I fall in. I am lost… I am hopeless. It isn’t my fault. It takes forever to find a way out. Chapter II I walk down the same street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I pretend I don’t see it. I fall in again. I can’t believe I am in this same place. But it isn’t my fault. It still takes a…
  • Why I Wake Up at 4:45am to Meditate Every Day*

    Sarah Rudell Beach
    5 Apr 2015 | 11:00 pm
    When I give a presentation about mindfulness, the most common question people ask me at the end of my session is this: “How has mindfulness helped YOU?” I think what they’re really asking is, Is this whole meditation thing worth it? Am I actually going to see some changes in my life if I do this? Those are great questions. I share a lot of research and statistics in my presentations about increases in gray matter and changes in gene expression and lowered cortisol levels, and people respond with impressed head nods. But what really moves and excites them is when…
  • The REAL Guidance You Need From Your GPS

    Sarah Rudell Beach
    29 Mar 2015 | 11:00 pm
    I can sometimes be a bit of a Luddite, so I just recently abandoned my old system of using MapQuest to get directions, copying down the directions on a post-it note which I then semi-successfully attached to my steering wheel in order to ensure I reached my destination. I’ve now switched to using the GPS app on my iPhone. What a lovely invention! A soft voice gently guides you to where you need to be — with no need to read directions that are now upside-down on a crumpled post-it note! And, of course, I’ve been thinking a bit more deeply about what the kind lady on my…
  • Mindful Studying {a.k.a., how to learn without losing your mind!}

    Sarah Rudell Beach
    22 Mar 2015 | 11:00 pm
    One of the most important times we need mindful, focused concentration is when we are learning something, whether it’s calculus, cooking, or car repair. And if you thought paying attention to your breath was challenging, just wait until you try to sustain your attention through differential equations or the French Revolution! We all think we know exactly HOW we’re supposed to study. You just sit down, read the book, do the exercises, and voila! – content learned. But much of the conventional wisdom about how we learn is actually wrong. Study in the same place all the time?
  • Secular Lectio Divina: Meditative Practice for Left-Brain Buddhas

    Sarah Rudell Beach
    15 Mar 2015 | 11:00 pm
    In his classic text The World’s Religions, religious scholar Huston Smith asserts that one of the strengths of Hinduism is its recognition that people are different.  Hinduism identifies four basic “spiritual personality types” – reflective, emotional, active, and experimental.  Each person will follow a distinct path and practice that best suits their personality type. Huston Smith describes the reflective aspirants as follows: Thinking is important for such people.  They live in their heads a lot because ideas have for them an almost palpable vitality; they dance and sing for…
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    Every Day Getting Better

  • With so much good in the world – let’s focus on it

    Ryan Wakefield
    14 Apr 2015 | 9:59 am
    Such a great profile on Katherine McManus and her desire to be a positive influence in the face of family tragedy.  It is amazing how thankful a young lady can be after a sudden loss like her family suffered.  Read the full story at  
  • This is Lauren Hill, and this is her season

    Ryan Wakefield
    10 Apr 2015 | 9:27 am
    ESPN ran a great feature on Mount St. Joseph University freshman Lauren Hill.  Like many others, this story is a reminder for us to not take any day, any moment for granted.  Lauren has brain cancer, and her life’s shot clock is running down.  But Lauren is still working to keep her dream of playing college basketball alive.  Lauren is a brave young lady and we are happy to share her story today. You can read the full article here. Update:  Lauren Hill passed away on the morning of April 10, 2015.  Her foundation has raised more than $1.5 million for cancer research and her smile…
  • Lou Holtz visits Texas Football

    Ryan Wakefield
    9 Apr 2015 | 4:05 am
    Coaches love building other coaches up.  After you have coached for numerous years, you love looking back at your coaching family tree and seeing the branches.  We hear about those branches all the time in the NFL.  Recently, one of college football’s big tree’s went and visited one of his branches.  Lou Holtz was the Head Coach at the University of Notre Dame and at the University of South Carolina and at both stops, Charlie Strong served as a defensive assistant. Charlie Strong is now the head coach at the University of Texas and has earned great praise for his willingness…
  • Losing with dignity

    Ryan Wakefield
    3 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Nobody likes to lose, and nobody likes to lose less than coaches.  It is in our blood, we love to compete, to push our players to be their best and then display that in the arena.  However in every event, there is a loser.  Often lost in losing is how to lose with dignity and grace.  This video is a peek inside the locker room as Notre Dame Men’s Basketball Coach Mike Brey addresses his team after an amazing season, but a heartbreaking loss. Marinate on his words, because they are powerful and wise. Video courtesy of  
  • Respect between coaches gives player a special accomplishment

    Ryan Wakefield
    2 Apr 2015 | 4:03 am
    West Virginia Head Coach Mike Carey asked his player to intentionally foul Villanova senior Emily Leer so that she had an opportunity to reach her 1,000th point before her career concluded. Leer was fouled and hit the front-end of a free throw to score her 1,000th and final career point. One of the best parts of coaching is the positive relationship that you are able to build with other coaches.  Coach Carey knew that by fouling he was not just giving the award to Leer, but making her earn it from the free throw line.  He simply provided her with the opportunity to reach this great…
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  • Milestones: Naming Them And Knocking Them Down The How To Guide

    15 Apr 2015 | 3:22 am
    Sometimes things happens in our lives and we have no idea as to how them came about.  In most instances the things that come about in our lives as achievement were carefully set out goals with time dependent attachments. Achievement for all intents and purposes don’t come about as some fly by night success story. They […] The post Milestones: Naming Them And Knocking Them Down The How To Guide appeared first on PAUL SCAVELLA II | BLOGGER.
  • Milestones

    8 Apr 2015 | 5:22 am
    The year was 2001 and it’s the last year I graduated from anything. My grandparents flew in. I was dressed up, sharp and fresh to death. I had practiced my speech until it was just right. I had graduated from the 6th grade and was about to cross over from kid land to what I […] The post Milestones appeared first on PAUL SCAVELLA II | BLOGGER.
  • Almost At The Finish Line

    25 Feb 2015 | 6:07 am
    Finishing a major goal and seeing it through is something that will give you one of the greatest joys in life. But right before you do finish is where everything seems to just move out of focus. In undergrad they have this thing in your last semester they call senioritis. It’s that point when you […] The post Almost At The Finish Line appeared first on PAUL SCAVELLA II | BLOGGER.
  • What’s Your WHY?

    4 Feb 2015 | 1:27 pm
    What’s your WHY? Most people want to experience a measure of success. The question is why doesn’t everybody attain the level of success that they really want? If you keep reading you’ll find out another reason. The first I gave you was that people are clear on what they want. When you know what you […] The post What’s Your WHY? appeared first on PAUL SCAVELLA II | BLOGGER.
  • Being 10 Times Clearer On What You Want In Life

    21 Jan 2015 | 4:28 am
    “To be successful, you must decide exactly what you want to accomplish, then resolve to pay the price to get it.” – Bunker Hunt What is it that you are committed to? You see this is a very important question, it has to do with your quality of life, relationships, legacy and peace of mind. […] The post Being 10 Times Clearer On What You Want In Life appeared first on PAUL SCAVELLA II | BLOGGER.
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    Get Motivated

  • Innovators of Tomorrow

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

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

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

    5 Dec 2014 | 8:02 am
          Positive Thinking is the key to live a Happy Life. If you are positive in your daily work and daily life then you will surely love your life so much that you will never escape from it.      But here, the question arrives that “How to stay Positive in life when life comes in front of you and push you down every time?” Well, the answer to that question is in the question itself. When life tries to push you down every time, then at that moment all you have to do is stop complaining and carry on with your work. No matter how hard it seems but when you…
  • Follow your Heart

    8 Nov 2014 | 3:55 am
          One thing that you should all keep in your mind is that whatever you do in your life, you should do it with all your heart and not because you want to show off. We all are in that trap of Rat Race, where everyone wants to run and run and compete with others and do this and that. But the thing which a lot of people don't understand is that even if you win that race you still a Rat. So, what's the use of winning that race when in the end you are still a rat? Also, a lot of people say that when they become something in life and start earning some money, then they will follow…
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    One Mean Dream

  • Setting Goals Based On Your Personality Type

    Chris Rither
    17 Apr 2015 | 10:08 pm
    As a professor, entrepreneur, and founder of OneMeanDream, I would be lost without my yearly goal list. However after years of being a “goal evangelist” I have discovered that some personality types would rather rest easy and conform to the status quo. Rather than making an effort to change. Then there are those who regularly and consistently set goals, regardless of what goes on around them. So with this in mind, here we go… 6 principles for: Setting goals based on your personality type   1. Try to pick goals that are in line with the main purpose of your desires. To…
  • Help! My child’s in high school

    Chris Rither
    26 Mar 2015 | 3:39 am
    I’ll never forget the time we had 11 kids in our house with 7 of them as teenagers. We had run a foster home for many years, but never imagined we’d have this many teenagers, let alone at the same time. Let it never be said that God doesn’t have a sense of humor. People wondered what it was like having so many children in our house. I always told them when you have five of your own, a few more doesn’t really make a difference. However for those who’ve raised a few teenagers you know this isn’t really the case. Help! My child’s in high school, what can I expect of this age? Age…
  • Help! my child’s in junior high

    Chris Rither
    21 Mar 2015 | 12:52 am
    After raising 6 teenagers and being a youth pastor for over a decade, one learns a great deal about young people. One of the first things you may notice from this age group is the vast difference in appearance. Some 13 year old’s have mustaches, and some still have milk on their upper lip from the glass they just drank. At this age, they are no longer children, but they are not adults either. They want to be grown up, and think they already are. However just because some may act or look adult-like, do not expect adult behavior. Help! my child’s in junior high… What should I…
  • Save Money Everywhere – infograph

    Chris Rither
    10 Mar 2015 | 3:28 am
    The post Save Money Everywhere – infograph appeared first on One Mean Dream.
  • Why we hate to write, but should do it anyway.

    Chris Rither
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:46 am
    Why we hate to write We are born communicating. As babies we cry, laugh and fuss our way through life. As we get older, we learn to use talking and body language to communicate. Then we find out this isn’t good enough, so we must now learn how to listen, read, spell, write and even do our math. Through this process we find out that life is full of things we must do in order to survive, and eventually thrive. Let’s face it when it comes to communicating, talking (or if you’re a teenager grunting) is the easiest way to communicate. Speaking is natural. We open our mouth to express…
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    biya-tuu blog

  • It All Makes Sense

    17 Apr 2015 | 4:08 pm
    Sometimes when something seems to make no sense, it actually makes complete sense.  Not the sort of kind of  “I-might-have-to-sit-down-and-ponder-this-for-a-while-before it-makes-sense” kind of sense — not that kind. The other kind.  The kind that instantly makes sense. Some men hate the guy with the nice car and the hot girl on his arm. It makes sense that some men strive to be that guy, if he isn’t already. It makes sense that a curvy girl might be jealous of a skinny one, and vice versa. The skinny one might be jealous of the curvy one. It makes complete sense…
  • Don’t Worry

    16 Apr 2015 | 3:50 pm
    For a worrier, that is easier said than done. It’s like saying don’t breathe , or better yet, don’t think.If every other thought is a worry, you would have to stop thinking to stop worrying. So, let’s try something else. Things to remember: 1.Worrying won’t stop what you don’t want to happen from happening. 2. Productive distractions work much better. ( What’s that?) – practicing -preparing -working -having fun -making a list of other things you could do be doing other than worrying 3. If no amount of worrying will stop something from happening,…
  • These Are the Days

    15 Apr 2015 | 5:15 pm
    Exam days at the end of the quarter are the days for which you spend almost the entire quarter preparing. It’s the day that you get to see if you retained any information. And that’s what these days are as well — the bad days. They’re exam days. They’re  the days you get to see how much you’ve learned and if you’ve changed, or improved. How do you handle it, for instance, when five different people on five separate occasions in one single day try to  play you for a fool ? Do you go into an angry rant? Do you let it get to you? Do you complain? Do…
  • Stretch Yourself

    14 Apr 2015 | 6:18 pm
    Silly Putty — the 195o’s childhood toy — was this sticky elastic liquid-like substance that would stretch great distances before it broke — not 25 feet or anything mind-blowing. But, it could easily stretch a few feet without breaking, which made it much more fun to play withthan a rubber band. You could watch it puddle like a liquid or flow through a hole. Or, bounce it like a ball. Wait. Why was this fun again?  Variety, maybe? Or, was it the number of unexpected uses for this putty? What’s more interesting is that stretching in almost any other capacity is…
  • This isn’t real.

    13 Apr 2015 | 3:26 pm
    This is automated. It’s computer-generated just like all the others. The content is gathered by a secret program that scans blogs, emails and articles. Sometimes it scans minds too. Then, a top secret algorithm compiles the information and structures the information into coherent sentences, which then allows it to spit out a post each day Monday through Friday. There a no humans here. No emotions. No hormones. No thoughts. No experience. No brain synapses. No eyes. No hands. No feet. No heart. No love. No consciousness. It’s all very high-tech. We just though we would let you…
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    Info Self Development

  • Improve Your Self Esteem; Start now it is never too late!

    10 Apr 2015 | 7:41 pm
    Self esteem matters. It is a crucial state of mind that creates space for happiness and wellbeing. Neglecting self esteem affects your relationship with your own self and with the wider world. High self esteem is a characteristic of successful, emotionally fulfilled and courageous people. To have self esteem, is knowing that you are worth […]
  • Don’t Wait to Fall Downhill to Start Showing Gratitude

    1 Apr 2015 | 7:12 pm
    Ungrateful Annie moans until her eyelids fall. She lives in a fast paced world where her tantrums run faster than minutes. On the bed, two fake eyelashes open and face the ceiling, as if its crumbling cracks were going to give in. But the plaster isn’t dry to thirst, it won’t absorb selfish Annie‘s tears. […]
  • Brain Wave Vibrations and Frequencies in Transcendental Meditation

    28 Mar 2015 | 3:55 am
    Brain Wave Vibrations and Frequencies People have been seeking the truth about the origin of the world as long as humans have existed and in doing so, have come up with many complex theories to explain life. There are scientific, religious and spiritual explanations and let us not forget the alternative media who report humanity […]
  • How to Set and Stick to Your Goals for Good

    21 Mar 2015 | 6:33 pm
    Every January you mentally set goals, each birthday you make wishes and in spring you plant seeds. But within a few weeks, to do lists have been given up, candles on cakes have fallen short of expectations and plants won’t sprout. Would you let your car park you into the wayside? A one way road […]
  • How to Use Mistakes as Stepping Stones to Change

    14 Mar 2015 | 6:12 pm
    Once a mistake has been made and if you have a taste for repeating self destructive patterns, you are left with seven choices: To wish having done things differently. To focus on blaming the mistake. To focus on finding the person responsible for your mistake. To succomb to the temptation of dismissing your defects. To […]
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    Roxana Jones, Spiritual Healer and Inspirational Author

  • Is your Mind Available for a New Vibration?

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

    22 Feb 2015 | 3:44 am
    Roxana shares brief moments of her past story as an unhappy woman and offers important steps toward the transformation of limiting current beliefs. The post Beliefs and Change: Your Inseparable Companions appeared first on Roxana Jones, Spiritual Healer and Inspirational Author.
  • You ARE Living the Dream

    25 Jan 2015 | 4:38 am
    Roxana writes about our power to create dreams and the ways how in someway, we're all living the dreams we have imagined in previous stages of our lives. The post You ARE Living the Dream appeared first on Roxana Jones, Spiritual Healer and Inspirational Author.
  • 2015: The Year of Healing and Transformation

    26 Dec 2014 | 3:44 am
    Roxana writes about her healing and transformation at Lourdes, during her sacred journey connecting with the Divine Feminine in several sacred sites throughout Europe. The post 2015: The Year of Healing and Transformation appeared first on Roxana Jones, Spiritual Healer and Inspirational Author.
  • Medjugorje: Reconnecting with the Divine Feminine

    21 Nov 2014 | 3:44 am
    Roxana writes about her first stop at Medjugorje on her sacred journey to connect with the Divine Feminine in several places of power throughout Europe. The post Medjugorje: Reconnecting with the Divine Feminine appeared first on Roxana Jones, Spiritual Healer and Inspirational Author.
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  • books to read

    28 Mar 2015 | 12:24 am
    The post books to read appeared first on Palchoice. This post is for all those book lovers, who like to read and read and read more… I have read all these books while i was preparing for my management entrance exam. I know it sound odd but this is how i started my reading habit. This post can also help all those who are [...] The post books to read appeared first on Palchoice.
  • 15 life lessons from ancient text panchtantra

    15 Dec 2014 | 12:33 am
    The post 15 life lessons from ancient text panchtantra appeared first on Palchoice. Man quest is always to learn new things. But we can learn so many new things from our ancient history also. The ancient text is full of wisdom quotes and text. They can teach us how to live a wonderful life. Recently I completed reading the ancient Indian text panchtantra. I tell you this book [...] The post 15 life lessons from ancient text panchtantra appeared first on Palchoice.
  • 16 wake up early quotes to inspire you

    28 Nov 2014 | 10:21 am
    The post 16 wake up early quotes to inspire you appeared first on Palchoice.   Why is there  so much fuss about waking up early in the morning? Why your mother keep on pestering you from the day you started your school to get up early in the morning? What’s so magical about getting up early in the morning? Let’s get it clear that every person is different. Some [...] The post 16 wake up early quotes to inspire you appeared first on Palchoice.
  • top 9 famous quotes of chanakya

    23 Nov 2014 | 12:39 am
    The post top 9 famous quotes of chanakya appeared first on Palchoice. Chanakya was an acclaimed Indian teacher, philosopher, and royal advisor. A professor of economics and political science at the ancient Takshashila University, Chanakya is widely credited for having played the most important role in the establishment of the Maurya Empire. Maurya empire was the first empire in archaeologically recorded history to rule most of the Indian subcontinent. [...] The post top 9 famous quotes of chanakya appeared first on Palchoice.
  • 7 ways to motivate yourself for studies

    17 Nov 2014 | 6:55 am
    The post 7 ways to motivate yourself for studies appeared first on Palchoice. Do you find it difficult to motivate yourself for studies? Or do you want to find the ways to motivate your children for studies? If your answer is yes to above questions then I think you are landed on the right place. In this article, I am going to share some of the practical things [...] The post 7 ways to motivate yourself for studies appeared first on Palchoice.
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  • Inner peace

    Academy for Creative Training
    16 Apr 2015 | 7:57 pm
    Despite our best efforts to retain our equanimity, we often end up upset, annoyed, irritated, hurt, frustrated and fearful at times. Obviously these emotions make us anxious, stressed and could trigger panic in us too. We lament that we do not have peace of mind and quickly delve into finding a balm in our religious texts, search for spiritual insights or bottle up our agony keeping silent and aloof or going the other extreme by putting on a false bravado and pretence of exuberance. No matter what we do, finding inner peace becomes more challenging, stressful and at times completely elusive.
  • Favorite Hello and hardest Goodbye

    Academy for Creative Training
    6 Apr 2015 | 9:50 am
    Visualize the favorite person in your life. You will immediately appreciate the meaning of today’s post. What is more important is YOU attempting to be the favorite person for other people. It is possible for you too to have a positive impact on those around you or those who directly or indirectly come in contact with you. So here is what you need to do to make a difference in the lives of people who connect with you. Smile – The quickest connect that a human being can make with another is through a smile. As they say a smile costs nothing, it adds to your own face value and it is a curve…
  • Never mind the crack

    Academy for Creative Training
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:53 am
    It is rather ironic that today’s post offers hope; for a despondent nation is still trying to pick themselves up after their semi-final loss to Australia today, at the 2015 Cricket World cup. In fact the raging debate especially on TV channels is between those who believe we have been shattered and those who say that the defeat is a mere blip albeit a devastating one. So to begin with let us accept the fact that after a flawless undefeated run upto the semi-finals, we did get a nasty crack when playing a better team. Yet, while the margin of defeat, the manner of loss, the poor bowling,…
  • Energy flows where attention goes

    Academy for Creative Training
    17 Mar 2015 | 10:49 am
    If there is a one line success mantra it is this ! The line contains a wealth of wisdom for it also draws attention to the role of energy and suggests how energy can be focused and leveraged to get desired results. Here are 5 ways you can leverage the wisdom for your own personal success Use it for Goal setting – Goal setting begins with thinking about the future, drawing up plans, reviewing the present and identifying milestones to ensure steady and focused progress. All this involves paying attention to one’s own inner voice, being pragmatic about the assumptions made, going beyond…
  • Woman’s world

    Academy for Creative Training
    8 Mar 2015 | 11:40 am
    On women’s day, I think this is an appropriate post for the numerous ladies who subscribe and / or read this blog. It is equally relevant if not extremely important for the gentlemen to go through the post to appreciate the finer nuances of the term Sexy from a woman’s perspective. Like any normal human being, every individual would like to be noticed, appreciated and respected no matter what their age, gender or economic background. A woman is blessed by nature to be a shade different from men in both physical form as also in their abilities, their mental makeup and their style. A woman…
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    Calling Dreams

  • Caution: These Nine Murderers Will Kill Your Dreams

    Guest Contributor
    5 Apr 2015 | 1:12 am
     What makes a person dream beyond the limits of his potential?What makes an individual dedicate his whole life for one purpose, and makes him forget his own consciousness while pursuing something what he’s passionate about?“Magic!” I call it a magic! Not because I’m bewitched by the way things happen, and make the ordinary people legends, which guide the aspiring souls with gleaming eyes, that desire to rise too!And neither because I think that there are some kind of miracles while happen and then crown those…
  • 24 Inspiring Quotes from Movies to Keep You Moving Towards Your Dream

    Vishnu Verma
    16 Mar 2015 | 12:36 pm
     Watching movies, is like escaping to a different world, we wish we could have. We get into the skin of different characters and go to places we’ve never been. And share their joys and feel their pain like it’s ours.Movies add more experiences in our life, which we’re never going to have otherwise. And they also give us tons of inspiration.I’ve collected the best inspirational movie quotes. Hope it inspires you also.1. The Theory of EverythingHowever bad life may seem, there is always something you can do, and succeed at. While there’s life, there is hope.
  • My Last Tie: This Message From The Dying Guy Sums Up Life

    Vishnu Verma
    28 Feb 2015 | 10:30 am
     Yesterday, I stumbled upon this article on reddit and couldn’t stop myself from sharing it with you.I am only 24 years old, yet I have actually already chosen my last tie. It’s the one that I will wear on my funeral a few months from now. It may not match my suit, but I think it’s perfect for the occasion.The cancer diagnosis came too late to give me at least a tenuous hope for a long life, but I realized that the most important thing about death is to ensure that you leave this world a little better than it was before you existed with your contributions .The way I’ve lived…
  • 13 Lessons I’ve Learned From Paulo Coheleo’s Book “The Alchemist”

    Vishnu Verma
    16 Feb 2015 | 1:59 am
     Do you spend time alone, gazing at the never ending traffic from the window or sometimes you might spend looking at the stars in night?Doing nothing, but thinking.We often just paused everything else happening around us to give a thought about our life, how it’s going and how it’s going to be in coming next 5 or 10 years?And at that time, we find yourself in dilemma when something like this appears in your mind:Destiny? Does it has any significance in my life? Should I follow my dreams?Few days back, I was sailing in the same boat full of doubts. Until I read:The…
  • Here’s How Baljeet Gujral Quits His Swiss Bank Job To Pursue His Dreams

    Vishnu Verma
    8 Nov 2014 | 9:57 pm
      That was an inspiring story. Last week, luckily, I  had a chance to interact with him and I’ve asked a few questions from him.Check out, how it went:About the EntrepreneurWelcome to Calling Dreams. Who are you and what do you do?My name is Baljeet Gujral and I am Founder & Director of Enfield Riders Motorcycle Tour Company.Tell us something more about your business?At Enfield Riders, we render services that help motorcycle enthusiasts, adventure holiday travelers and destination explorers to travel & explore locations via the road medium.Two years since inception,…
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    Awesome AJ

  • Attitude of Gratitude Success Story – Manifesting Dream Job

    Ajay Mishra
    13 Apr 2015 | 12:04 pm
    Today, I am sharing the story of Ankit, a young professional from NCR and how his life changed with Attitude of gratitude. He manifested more than he wanted in his professional life by practicing and having an attitude of gratitude. He got his dream job, a higher salary than he asked for and a much better location than expected. His personal life has become phenomenal. If you also desire to manifest your dreams like Ankit then do read until the end. Having an Attitude of Gratitude is the true magic of life. Yes, gratitude is the simplest practice that can bring a massive change in your life.
  • 3 Most Powerful Paulo Coelho Quotes You Must Understand to Make Your Dreams Come True

    Ajay Mishra
    2 Apr 2015 | 8:55 pm
    Paulo Coelho Quotes from The Alchemist are Life-Changing. Paulo Coelho is my favorite author, and the mark he left in my soul is indispensable. Over the years, the Brazilian writer has written exceptional books like The Alchemist, Eleven Minutes, Manual of The Warrior of Light, The Aleph and many more. It’s not just his books have changed million lives, but all his quotes have inspired the readers. May it be Paulo Coelho Quotes or his books, all of them talks about following your dreams, understanding your soul’s desire and finding your connection with The Universe. And I believe…
  • 730 Days of Writing An Inspirational Blog – An Awesome Journey of Motivation, Gratitude and Success

    Ajay Mishra
    1 Apr 2015 | 8:30 am
    Celebrating Two Years of Writing This Inspirational Blog – Awesome AJ Today your favorite inspirational blog Awesome AJ completed two years of spreading motivation, inspiration and message from the universe for you. It is a journey of 730 days inspirational blogging, and I must say it is an incredible journey into the Universe. Infinite gratitude to you for all your love and support during these two years. I am grateful to you for reading every single blog posts, sharing it and commenting on it. I must say it is impossible without your love and support to reach thousands of people all…
  • Money Magnet: 55 Powerful Money Affirmations You Must Use

    Ajay Mishra
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:56 am
    Money Magnet Affirmations to attract money using The Secret Law of Attraction Money Magnet, these two words are very powerful. While these words make some people excited, it makes other frustrated too. Everyone wants to become A Money Magnet. Some people want to have MASSIVE WEALTH while others want just enough money to live a comfortable life. No matter you want massive wealth or just enough money for a comfortable life, the question is “why is that not happening to you?” and “Why are you struggling with money every day?” Today, I am unfolding you the blocks that stopping you from…
  • The World Needs More People Like You

    Ajay Mishra
    13 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    Message From The Universe For You The world needs more and more people like you, people who wants to live their dream and who want to help others. You must live your dreams because in the process of living your dreams you learn the wisdom of the Universe. You rise after every fall and you understand the power of motivation and inspiration. At times of difficulty when you run out of resources, you get help from strangers and that make you realize the power of help and support. At times of losing hope, you hear a story of courage and you find your own desire to move ahead in spite of all…
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    Inspire Leads

  • Phenomenal Woman Maya Angelou Quotes

    16 Apr 2015 | 4:46 am
    Phenomenal Woman Maya Angelou Maya Angelou was a multi-talented personality who accomplished much and whose literary works carries her legacy on. She was a brilliant author, a screenwriter, an actress, a dancer and a respected poet. Though she passed on at a ripe age of 86 years, much of her literature is highly acclaimed, with her memoir ‘I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings’ published more than 4 decades ago, becoming a best-seller. Maya Angelou Quotes Besides being a great author she is also known for her witty inspirational sayings. Maya Angelou quotes are still relevant in the…
  • Workout Routines – 10 Best Workout Plans

    15 Apr 2015 | 3:11 pm
    Workout Routines Nowadays people are more concerned with their physical fitness. This has been fueled by increased level of technology and poor eating habits that results to health issues such as obesity. Wondering of how to come up with the most efficient workouts? Well, you don’t have to stress yourself any longer. Here are some of the best workout routines in the market today just for you. Top 10 Workout Plans Insanity Insanity is the most challenging workout program on the market. It generally involves total body workout that does not require gym or equipment. You simply perform the…
  • Scrap Metal Art – 16 Stunning Sculptures From Scrap Metal

    13 Apr 2015 | 6:50 am
    Scrap Metal Art You must be born on a ranch, to have ability to see future horse or buffalo in the old scrap metal. Sculptor John Lopez came to his metal art hobby quite by accident, when it became necessary to make fences for the family cemetery, and there were only the remnants of agricultural machinery and other scrap metal. Metal art For many years, sculptures have been an important part of artistic and spiritual traditions. In modern days, sculptures are normally used in decoration in hotels, home, offices among other places. The creativity in metal works has created the…
  • 20+ Supreme Inspirational Quotes

    Nadia Afandi
    13 Apr 2015 | 2:23 am
    To move forward in life and to achieve our goals, inspiration plays a great role. It is the inspiration which motivates us to stick to our purpose. Sometimes we are helpless. We need some support. Sometimes we have to face the difficult time alone. No one is ready to share our burdens. Then it is the motivation which becomes our best friend. It gives us the courage. It leads us towards the correct path. It shows us the right destination. Sad moments of life are sometimes very harsh. They give us deep sorrow. But in these condition inspirational quotes help us a lot. In life we find a number…
  • 30 Inspiring Natural Phenomena From Hell Entrance To Paradise in Maldives

    13 Apr 2015 | 12:59 am
    Our planet always knows how to surprise its inhabitants. Take a look at these images of natural phenomena around the world which prove that nature has very good imagination. 1. Dirty thunderstorms, aka volcanic lightning, occur when lightning is produced in a volcanic plume. Martin Rietze / Via They look like the entrance to Hell! Carlos Gutierrez / UPI Photo / Landov 2. Oh wait, here’s The Door to Hell, a gas fire in Turkmenistan accidentally ignited by scientists in 1971 and still burning. Oops. Flickr: flydime / Creative Commons 3. Flammable ice bubbles: frozen bubbles of…
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    M.C. Simon Writes

  • From Billions Of Vibrations I Felt You!

    M.C. Simon
    18 Apr 2015 | 12:23 pm
    From Billions Of Vibrations I Felt You! By Alexandru Cosmin   From billions of vibrations I felt your unique love No evidence, no words or the physical body do I need My feelings mixed with your image uniting Together creating… Read the rest
  • Demons & Pearls

    M.C. Simon
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:30 am
    Demons & Pearls (The Razor’s Adventures Book 1) Book Details Title: Demons & Pearls Series: The Razor’s Adventures Author: P.S. Bartlett Genre: Historical Fiction, Adventure, Romance Length: 183 pages Publication Date: April 14, 2015 Price: $2.99   Synopsis Had I… Read the rest
  • The Weight of a Wing

    M.C. Simon
    16 Apr 2015 | 12:45 am
    The Weight of a Wing Book Details Title: The Weight of a Wing Series: The Stolen Wings Author: Ioana Visan Genre: Urban Fantasy Length: 237 pages Publication Date: April 13, 2015 Promotion Price: $0.99 (Free via Kindle Unlimited)   Synopsis… Read the rest
  • Zero to Psychographics

    M.C. Simon
    15 Apr 2015 | 11:33 am
    Book Review Zero to Psychographics: Your guide to uncovering your target audience using psychographics By SARAH ARROW   Zero to Psychographics Book Details Title: Zero to Psychographics: Your guide to uncovering your target audience using psychographics Series: Blogging Success (Book… Read the rest
  • Metro Diaries

    M.C. Simon
    13 Apr 2015 | 9:52 pm
    Metro Diaries Book Details Title: Metro Diaries Author: Namrata Genre: Romance Length: 162 pages Publication Date: March 17, 2015 Publisher: Revelation House Books Regular Price: $4.99   Synopsis Love is one of the most amazing feelings on this earth, one… Read the rest
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    Creative Sol Vibrations

  • Shillong, a Major Tourist Destination in North­east India

    Dimpy Roy
    16 Apr 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Shillong, the Scotland of the East certainly has plenty to offer its visitors. The former hub of the British colonization, the city is the capital of one of the smallest states in India, Meghalaya. It is located very close of the Cherrapunji, a place that is counted amongst the handful places on Earth receiving very […] The post Shillong, a Major Tourist Destination in North­east India appeared first on Creative Sol Vibrations.
  • 9 Extreme Adventurous Destinations in India for an Ultimate Experience

    Creative Sol Vibrations
    16 Apr 2015 | 12:19 pm
    In the past few years, India has become the top choice for adventure travelers. Why not try your hands in these adventure sports in your next holidays. Different regions of the country is providing a different taste of thrill and adventures. Here are some of the extreme adventurous destinations you can plan a trip for. […] The post 9 Extreme Adventurous Destinations in India for an Ultimate Experience appeared first on Creative Sol Vibrations.
  • The Almedalen Week Depicts what Can Happen if The Initiative is Taken

    Jose Miller
    15 Apr 2015 | 12:46 pm
    A country’s prosperity A country can’t prosper if there aren’t capable people running it and it can’t prosper even when the capable people don’t feel the need of interacting with each other to make things happen. It’s common knowledge that the more we interact and talk with each other, the more we can brainstorm and […] The post The Almedalen Week Depicts what Can Happen if The Initiative is Taken appeared first on Creative Sol Vibrations.
  • The Millennials want Technology to be Everywhere

    Jose Miller
    15 Apr 2015 | 11:43 am
    Technology and internet Technology and the internet are quite possibly the duo that has shaped the human civilization once and forever. Considered widely as probably the best thing that ever happened in the scientific world, internet is something that we quite possibly will never want to miss. The millennials are the people that are born […] The post The Millennials want Technology to be Everywhere appeared first on Creative Sol Vibrations.
  • Mcleodganj: A Perfect Holiday Destination to Spiritually Heal Oneself

    Creative Sol Vibrations
    14 Apr 2015 | 1:50 pm
    Mcleodganj, is one of the finest places to spend a relaxing holiday. It is home to Dalai Lama and the Tibetan Government in Exile. Additionally, it is also a place with high religious significance. Simply head to this quaint tourist destination and choose accommodations from the best hotels in Mcleodganj. Due to its recently earned […] The post Mcleodganj: A Perfect Holiday Destination to Spiritually Heal Oneself appeared first on Creative Sol Vibrations.
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    Life Made to Order

  • Law of Attraction: Signs What You Want is On Its Way

    Kelli Cooper
    17 Apr 2015 | 3:53 am
    It would be great if there were these set, ummistakable signs, like a notification from the Cosmic FedEx your manifestation has left the facility and is now in transit, or your right pinky finger beginning to tingle from 8 to noon daily in the three days preceding the arrival of your stuff. This post is courtesy of a question one of my very regular readers asked me in one of her comments. She wanted to know about signs that what we want to manifest is on its way. Lots of good questions lately that were juicy enough to turn into a full-fledged blog post, so thanks for that question-askers! The…
  • Law of Attraction: Where Do I Even Begin?

    Kelli Cooper
    15 Apr 2015 | 2:49 am
      So, today we have another post based on some reader questions that were left on a post about some things screwing up your manifesting mojo.  Hi Kelli. Could you explain the exact process you use when you want to attract something? You just ask once or think about it once and focus on feeling good by getting on with everyday life and forget about it? You don’t visualize? Also. Could you explain this? ‘Also, you might want to know that you can not think about what you want ever again besides that first time, and you would still get it. Crazy, but true.’ *Do you have an article on…
  • Law of Attraction: How Much ‘Work’ Do I Have to Do to Manifest What I Want?

    Kelli Cooper
    13 Apr 2015 | 3:13 am
    Today’s post was inspired by a question one of my awesome readers emailed me. Hey Kelli, I loved this email because it was such a good reminder.(An email I sent to my list talking about some recent manifestations of mine and if you aren’t on that list, shame on you ;)) It reminded me of something that happened to me recently – I lost an earring at work, one that I really liked and was sad to lose. I had been running around all day and just chalked it up to being lost – there was no point in even looking for it. Well yesterday, I found it sitting on a clipboard of…
  • Law of Attraction: Tips for Feeling Good NOW Since Everything is Happening NOW

    Kelli Cooper
    8 Apr 2015 | 1:59 am
    When it comes to creating our reality, there is no down time. Every second, we are shaping our experience with our predominant thoughts, feelings and beliefs. I made sure to throw in the word predominant because once we start consciously working with the law of attraction, we start getting all freaked out about our negative thoughts, bad moods, fears, doubts and all the other yuck that is part and parcel of the human experience. But, all we need to do to get things moving in our favor is feeling better more than we are feeling badly. That is much more manageable than thinking we need to be…
  • Screw It: Questioning Whether Going after What You Want is Worth It Anymore

    Kelli Cooper
    6 Apr 2015 | 2:13 am
    You decided you wanted something, something that may have been a bit of a stretch, but you made the choice to go after it anyway. You were sick of not being true to yourself, and you started living more authentically, letting your ‘freak flag fly,’ if you will. You knew the road may be bumpy but infused with a healthy dose of optimism and enthusiasm, you made the leap. But, it turns out the road is a lot bumpier than you anticipated. Things may not be happening as quickly as you like. Certain changes have yet to materialize. The goals have not yet been reached. People in your life…
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    Be a Light To The World:

  • What The Mustard Seed Teaches You About Making A Difference

    Ikechi Awazie
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    I do believe that you should think like the Mustard seed. There is so much that you can learn from this seed. In a time where unworthiness and self-insecurity seems to be the trend, we need to stand up to the pressure and go make a difference. So how does knowing about the … The post What The Mustard Seed Teaches You About Making A Difference appeared first on Be a Light To The World:.
  • Under The Influence: A Guide To Make You Cool and Feel Super Confident

    Ikechi Awazie
    12 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    A man under the influence of alcohol sees the world differently from the rest of us. He sees possibilities that he never imagined which we cannot see. What an unusual ability to be able to see the world differently? But wait a minute! Do you actually think I would want to … The post Under The Influence: A Guide To Make You Cool and Feel Super Confident appeared first on Be a Light To The World:.
  • Rethinking: You are the Light of the World

    Ikechi Awazie
    3 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    He was known as a Leader; He was known as a Friend; He was known as a Teacher; He was known for his wise words and most importantly he was known to be an expression of love. So we celebrate the deeds of a great and noble man. One that changed … The post Rethinking: You are the Light of the World appeared first on Be a Light To The World:.
  • What Step Up Revolution Teaches Us About Making A Difference

    Ikechi Awazie
    29 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    I have been watching the Step Up movie series for some time now. Among the movie series, one that has inspired me so much is no other than Step Up Revolution. Its not about the dancing or music; check out other series and you will see that the music and … The post What Step Up Revolution Teaches Us About Making A Difference appeared first on Be a Light To The World:.
  • 3 Reasons Why You Should Never Blame Anyone In Your Life

    Ikechi Awazie
    21 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you don’t blame the lettuce. You look for reasons it is not doing well. It may need fertilizer, or more water, or less sun. You never blame the lettuce. Yet if we have problems with our friends or family, we … The post 3 Reasons Why You Should Never Blame Anyone In Your Life appeared first on Be a Light To The World:.
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    Zen Wahm

  • Still Alice {Book Review}

    Jackie Lee
    11 Apr 2015 | 8:10 am
    I’ve been in a book funk lately. I’ve started some books, couldn’t quite get into them, or found them so incredibly boring or poorly written I didn’t know what to do! I hate giving up on authors and books in the middle, but I also hate reading boring and badly written books! Lucky for me, my mom stopped by after book club yesterday with Still Alice in hand (to share with her neighbor actually lol). I’d seen this book around, and quite frankly thought it was going to be too depressing a topic to read about. But I was getting desperate and my mom said it was really…
  • 10 Simple Ways to Show Your Child Kindness

    Jackie Lee
    3 Apr 2015 | 1:58 pm
    My husband and I are coming up on our 12th anniversary, next month. Our anniversary happens to be our daughter’s birthday, and this year, Mother’s Day as well. Talk about a day to celebrate. We have had our ups and downs in our relationship, at times we truly struggled, however, at this point our relationship is stronger than it’s ever been. So when I saw this article in my Facebook stream today, I had to take a look. (Go ahead, click the link, read the article, it will open in a new window). I wanted to know if we had the 2 basic traits. Turns out… we do. However, as…
  • Lovingkindness Meditation

    Jackie Lee
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:15 am
    Lovingkindness meditation, also known as Metta, is one of my favorite meditation practices. I end up feeling so filled with warmth when I’m finished. I find it a perfect practice when I’m feeling hard on myself, or when I get irritated by those around me. “It is no longer about how much I can accomplish in a lifetime, but rather how much living and loving I can do each day.” –Rachel Macy Stafford I read a post today from Rachel Macy Stafford (The Hands Free Mama) where she talked about the 10 things you need to do today. One of the ten things was to replace a grumpy thought…
  • Mantra for Moms Who Explode

    Jackie Lee
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:21 am
    I used to think it was because I’m Irish. I can be so patient, for so long and then BOOM. I explode. Turns out, it’s not because I’m Irish. It’s because of the stories. For every action and interaction, there is a story that goes on behind the scenes. You’re writing a blog post and your kiddo interrupts you. You stay patient. Your laptop accidentally deletes 3 paragraphs of your post. You manage to stay patient. The dog needs to go out. You patiently get up and let him out. The phone rings. You patiently answer it. You’re so close to the end. Just a quick…
  • How to Eat a Cupcake ~ Book Review

    Jackie Lee
    28 Mar 2015 | 6:17 am
    Recently I opened Facebook and found a note from a friend. She’d just finished a book, thought I’d like it, and wanted to send it to me. Two of my favorite things… a book recommendation from a friend, and free books. As we were pulling out of the driveway to head to Tulsa for a spring break visit I stopped by the mailbox, and the envelope inside made me smile. I love when books arrive at the perfect time. I was excited to dive into this novel, and lose myself in cupcakes for a while. At the beginning I was really intrigued. It felt like a book I never would have picked for…
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  • Lessons in Resilience From Navy SEALS And The 64-year-old Woman Who Swam With Sharks

    13 Apr 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Diane Nyad is a pretty impressive lady. In 2013, she swam from Florida to Cuba, a distance of 110 miles in an open ocean — in a region plagued by deadly box jellyfish, sharks, and tropical storms — that took her over 48 hours of continuous swimming to achieve. She was 64 years old. How do people... Continue reading →
  • How This Reader Made $1MM Before His 20th Birthday

    13 Apr 2015 | 10:50 am
    At FierceGentleman we’re always on the lookout for inspiring stories of success from our readers (see also “The One Thing That Allowed This Man to 4x His Income in 12 Months“) and today, we bring you a good one. Reader Erik Sterner is a Director for the Nordic Countries of Antlos, the “AirBnB of the... Continue reading →
  • How This Man Went From Earning $28,000 to $115,000 Per Year In Twelve Months

    27 Mar 2015 | 10:14 am
    I was recently talking with a friend and I discovered his inspiring story: how he went from living in New York, making $28,000 per year and barely scraping by, to living in California and making over $100,000 per year — in a single year. So I sat him down for a quick interview, which I present... Continue reading →
  • Why Green Tea Is the Key to Six-Pack Abs, Incredible Sex, and Beating Aging

    Dennis McGinley
    18 Mar 2015 | 2:43 pm
    If you’ve been looking for the fountain of youth, the search is finally over. GREEN TEA. Green tea heals from head to toe, inside and out. It is a veritable cure-all that has been continuously tested by Homo sapiens for over 2,000 years. It beats black tea, white tea, and coffee  (Although you should drink all... Continue reading →
  • A Simple Formula for Transforming the Way You Dress

    Kyle Ingham
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:58 am
    Ah, first impressions… It’s no secret that how you dress and how you carry yourself affect how people perceive you. Is it fair? No. It’s just human nature. Deep down, you probably know that improving your personal style would benefit you personally and professionally…But maybe you’re not sure where to start. It’s easy to get... Continue reading →
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    Compete For The Best Life

  • How I’ve Used Travel to Help Me Reach My Goals

    17 Apr 2015 | 9:39 am
    I’ve been driving all over the United States since I started Compete Every Day back in 2011. Like many of you, I planned out my road trips with the best music playlists & invested in XM/Sirius Satellite Radio in order to get my favorite sports talk no matter where I was. In 2013, I shifted to audiobooks, cranking out two of my favorites, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller (affiliate link), & Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. I loved getting lost on the open highway in a great book. But that was simply a way to help me pass the time. It wasn’t helping me…
  • Break the Limits

    15 Apr 2015 | 8:30 am
    The post Break the Limits appeared first on Compete For The Best Life.
  • Better for Doing It

    13 Apr 2015 | 9:15 am
    Don’t let you stop you. Nike dropped this video yesterday as part of their Nike Women’s collection. The theme revolves around the things we tell ourselves that we “can’t” do because… It’s hard Others doing it are better We don’t know what we’re doing And on and on the list can go. Yet, if we force ourselves to step outside our comfort zones, Compete, and finish – we find that we are capable of not only doing it, we get the itch to do it again. The negative voices in our head are wrong.  “Make sure your worst enemy is not living…
  • Always Worth It

    12 Apr 2015 | 5:16 pm
    The post Always Worth It appeared first on Compete For The Best Life.
  • Who Am I To Speak Up In This Situation?

    7 Apr 2015 | 6:29 pm
    I read and reread this post at least six times before hitting publish. Maybe ten. Part of me says write to just get it off your chest. The other half argues back that there has to be someone out there feeling the same way – and feeling just as alone when issues like today arise to the forefront of the news. I don’t really feel as though I have a platform for this. Many of you will check out 1-2 sentences into today’s post. Others may doubt my credibility on the subject matter. I am a white, middle-class American male. I have seen racism & profiling first hand. I’ve seen…
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    Simple Capacity

  • 25 Incredible Psychology Facts

    18 Apr 2015 | 2:30 am
    Psychology is the study of the mind and behavior. The discipline embraces all aspects of the human experience — from the functions of the brain to the actions of nations, from child development to care for the aged. In every conceivable setting from scientific research centers to mental healthcare services, “the understanding of behavior” is the enterprise of psychologists. In the next 25 psychology facts we will share few human behavior tricks and insights of the human nature that I’m 100% sure you weren’t aware of. 1. Humans can live longer without food than they…
  • 30 Wise Thoughts You Wish You Knew Earlier

    16 Apr 2015 | 11:59 am
    We are surrounded by wisdom everywhere. Even the keyword “wisdom” has been on spotlight for the past few years on the internet. However, wisdom is the state of being wise, and the next wise thoughts will channel you into a tunnel of pure wisdom you wish you knew earlier. Wisdom #1 You can’t look for a long term partner and a sexual encounter at the same time. You must look in different places, with different techniques. For example, in a place with loud music, it is impossible for a potential partner to get you know you. Someone just looking for sex does not care. As a general…
  • 50 Questions To Completely Free Your Mind

    13 Apr 2015 | 9:30 am
    First of all, what does freeing your mind means to you? After answering that questions you can conclude many things. Is it freeing yourself from the material, or something scraping your soul from your past? Free state of mind is crucial in the world today just because the system is made to chunk it. Although there are many self-helping therapies to free your mind, these questions will spread your mind in endless dimensions. 1. How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are? 2. Which is worse, failing or never trying? 3. If life is so short, why do we do so many things we don’t…
  • 15 Laws of Life By Swami Vivekananda

    12 Apr 2015 | 10:29 am
    Swami Vivekananda, known in his pre-monastic life as Narendranath Datta, was born in an affluent family in Kolkata on 12 January 1863. Swami Vivekananda was one of the most influential spiritual leaders of Vedanta philosophy. He was the chief disciple of Ramakrishna Paramahansa and was the founder of Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission. Swami Vivekananda was the living embodiment of sacrifice and dedicated his life to the country and yearned for the progress of the poor, the helpless and the downtrodden. He showed a beacon of light to a nation that had lost faith in its ability under…
  • 5 Practical Tips To Stop Procrastination Once And For All

    10 Apr 2015 | 12:35 pm
    In the modern world today, we have millions of distractions every next second. Even at this particular moment I am listening the air conditioning and it’s making strange sound. That can be a tiny shift of focus too! Not to mention phones! There are so many trendy apps in 2015 that draw so much attention, it’s nearly impossible to stop and do one thing at a time. However, you might have cure in you. Procrastination is a self-made product. You are the only one to blame. Not your phone, not your air conditioning, but you and your brain. To stop procrastination, all it takes is to be…
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    WP Themes Daddy

  • 5 Features That Make Hosting An Easy-To-Use

    M.Hasham Ahmed
    18 Apr 2015 | 8:46 am
    5 Features That Make A2 Hosting An Easy-To-Use Web Hosting Provider When I first became interested in started a website a few years back, I thought I needed to pay a few dollars for a domain name and I could put up my site. When I spoke to a co-worker about my plans to start a website, she mentioned that I would also need web hosting. This was a shock to me! Why did I need web hosting? A website is basically just a file. If you keep the website on your computer, pretty much the only person who is going to see the website is you. That wouldn't have been a very good way to get my word out via…
  • Affordable Hosting With DIY Web Design

    M.Hasham Ahmed
    18 Apr 2015 | 8:38 am
    Affordable Hosting With DIY Web Design You don't have to break the bank for quality web hosting. You also don't need web design experience to be able to create your own website. Does this sound too good to be true? It's not! A2 Hosting offers an affordable, quality and easy-to-use web hosting and design solution just for you. Web hosting plans at A2 Hosting start at under $4/month. They don't skimp on quality either. Every web hosting plan includes their 99.9% uptime guarantee and 24/7 support. This ensures that you will experience ultimate reliability and be able to reach a support staff…
  • Get Fast Hosting Improve Your Search Rankings And Site Usability

    M.Hasham Ahmed
    18 Apr 2015 | 8:29 am
    Improve Your Search Rankings And Site Usability With Fast Hosting Did you know that one of the factors Google uses to index sites is speed? Google wants to index the best site possible to fit a search query. If there are a number of sites that are very similar in search rankings for a query, Google could very well index the faster sites because of their better performance. Since a slow website could potentially be ranked lower in Google, you will want to pay attention to how fast your website loads. One key factor in website speed is choosing a fast hosting provider. If you are in the market…
  • MySQL Hosting Made Easy

    M.Hasham Ahmed
    18 Apr 2015 | 8:22 am
    MySQL Hosting Made Easy! MySQL is the world's most popular Open Source database solution. MySQL simplifies the organization, storage and retrieval of information from a database. The better part of the most widely used open source solutions like WordPress, Drupal and Joomla each require a MySQL backend. Why? They each use MySQL to store all of your websites' blog posts, articles, pages, visitor comments etc. It also ensures that requests for the stored information can be made in a timely manner. PHP is an open source scripting language that when used with MySQL creates dynamic web pages, or…
  • Plumber Carrying Pipe Toolbox Crest

    M.Hasham Ahmed
    17 Apr 2015 | 11:05 pm
    Plumber Carrying Pipe Toolbox CrestIllustration of a plumber in overalls and hat holding pipe on shoulder and carrying toolbox viewed from the side set inside shield crest on isolated background done in cartoon style.The zipped file includes editable vector EPS, hi-res JPG and PNG image.Download - PreviewHaira - Business Responsive WordPress ThemeLooking for a Responsive WordPress Theme for Corporate / Business? If yes, then you are on right place. Haira is a Responsive WordPress Theme for Business Portfolios. Haira Offers you to create a Business or Corporate Website in few minutes with a…
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    Imperfect Spirituality

  • How to Get Grit

    Polly Campbell
    15 Apr 2015 | 6:51 am
    Grit, say psychologists, is the quality that makes us willing to commit to the long-term goals and see them through despite adversity. It’s a stick-to-it-ness requiring tenacity and a combination of  other qualities like courage, social support, conscientiousness, optimism, and self-motivation. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania who study resilience and grit say that grit is even more important than intelligence or talent when it comes to succeeding in school, work, and at other tasks. Grit is even the quality, according to research, that helps cadets survive at West point and…
  • What it Means to Be Gritty

    Polly Campbell
    13 Apr 2015 | 8:35 am
    Yesterday, my husband finished a marathon. An achievement for sure. The fact that he’s even walking around today and has already done the grocery shopping is, in my eyes, a mega-achievement. After all, walking to the mailbox can wipe me out. But, it isn’t the strong finish that I was most impressed by or that he stayed awake on the drive home. Noteworthy, yes. Impressive no. I was most impressed with all of the work he put in ahead of time. How he prevailed in training. Almost every Saturday for a year, Mr. J would get up before dawn, throw on his fluorescent running gear, strap on a…
  • Contagious Optimism: How To Pick It Up And Pass It On

    David Mezzapelle
    8 Apr 2015 | 7:37 am
    David Mezzapelle is the author of two books including the recently released 10 Habits of Truly Optimistic People: Power Your Life with the Positive. As humans, we are all born with a bias towards optimism.  No question there.  Well-respected doctors, scientists, and spiritual advisors, such as Dr. Martin Seligman, Dr. Tali Sharot, and even Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, will go deep into how and why we are this way.  However, on a very simple level, we believe that when we wake up we will not be hit by a bus, struck by lightning, or die suddenly for some unknown reason.  This is a bias we all…
  • Why We Need Stories with Happy Endings

    Polly Campbell
    6 Apr 2015 | 11:06 am
    About once a year, my dad tells the story again. You know, the one where he accidentally poked his brother with a pitchfork and then tore the soles of his own feet while jumping over cinder blocks while racing home to tell his mom who was tending to his sister who’d gotten got caught by a fishhook and everyone needed tetanus shots but laughed about it later? Everyone except his mother, I presume. I mean come on, that poor lady. But, you probably have one of those stories too, right? Many of them, even. Stories of crazy, we’ll-laugh-about-it later moments of resilience or…
  • How to Live Deliberately

    Polly Campbell
    1 Apr 2015 | 10:05 am
    When I feel really strung out it’s usually because I’m doing TOO MUCH and not focusing on ANYTHING. You know that feeling when you are pulled in every direction and instead of stopping to stand still for a moment, you take responsibility for EVERYTHING including Global Warming — which you totally created with all those backyard barbecues. Yeah. That’s usually when I get just a teeny bit sarcastic and say things – with a big sigh of course – like “Apparently I HAVE to do IT ALL around here.” Only I don’t and I can’t and when I try I just get freaked out and…
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    Emotionally Resilient Living

  • Today

    Marquita Herald
    15 Apr 2015 | 10:10 am
    It’s so easy to take today for granted and let it slip by virtually unnoticed. It’s not that we aren’t actively engaged in life; in fact it’s quite the opposite. For most people each day is filled with endless tasks, errands, commitments and the noise and busyness of life … with little more than a […] The post Today appeared first on Emotionally Resilient Living.
  • How to Protect Yourself From Chronic Complainers

    Marquita Herald
    12 Apr 2015 | 2:38 pm
    Have you ever noticed the physical side effects of spending time with a chronic complainer? First your breathing becomes shallow, then there’s the throbbing in your head … just a little at first, but it’s progressive, so given enough exposure there’s the very real risk of implosion. Meanwhile, neck and shoulder muscles tighten and bunch […] The post How to Protect Yourself From Chronic Complainers appeared first on Emotionally Resilient Living.
  • Surviving the Middle Mile

    Marquita Herald
    8 Apr 2015 | 3:33 pm
    Whether you’re recovering from an illness or injury, striving to achieve a big goal or working through a major life change, surviving the middle mile is the key to achieving your desired outcome. The middle mile is that vast space between the beginning and the finish line. The noise of enthusiastic fans cheering you on […] The post Surviving the Middle Mile appeared first on Emotionally Resilient Living.
  • How to Beat the Destructive Habit of Overthinking

    Marquita Herald
    5 Apr 2015 | 7:25 pm
    Overthinking has become such a natural part of life for some of us that most of the time we’re not even aware of it even as the thoughts go round and round in our mind. Statistically more women overthink than men, but at 43% there are still plenty of guys spending a substantial amount of […] The post How to Beat the Destructive Habit of Overthinking appeared first on Emotionally Resilient Living.
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    Donna Woolam

  • Call for the Storm If You Want a Rainbow

    Donna K Woolam
    15 Apr 2015 | 5:15 am
    Pixabay Tczzvip It’s rainy season where I live. I sit on my patio and watch the rain pour down in translucent sheets. I can almost see and hear the plants grow. The birds dance and bathe in the puddles, singing their springtime songs. The trees are dressed in an unreal, crayon shade of primary green. The earth, like a baby bird with it’s mouth open wide, drinks in all it can hold; the extra spilling over the sides of it’s yellow-rimmed beak. After years of drought, the land is rejoicing. Where the land has been softened by watering or lightly falling showers, the land is…
  • Join Me for The Faithful Bloggers Festival #3!

    Donna K Woolam
    14 Apr 2015 | 6:51 am
    Take Your Message to the Microphone!   Click here to learn more! The post Join Me for The Faithful Bloggers Festival #3! appeared first on Donna Woolam.
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    The Alchemist's Heart

  • Inspire Your Life With This Valuable Invitation

    Christy Harvey
    16 Apr 2015 | 8:24 pm
    Your invitation to inspiration has arrived!  Did you know the meaning of the word inspire means, literally, to breathe life into?  Join the adventure with the magical letter “I” in our awesome alchemical alphabet through an incredible poem (some might even say incantation) by Oriah Mountain Dreamer.  I challenge you to let the words soak into your soul and inspire your own relationship with your uniquely beautiful and potent self. Will you accept this invitation to inspire your life? I want to know!Click To Tweet The Invitation  It doesn’t interest me what you do…
  • How To Honor Your Deepest Truth Now

    Christy Harvey
    14 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    I know you bring your heart and soul forward to honor other worthy people, but do you do this for yourself? It’s time to learn the essential elements you need to honor your deepest truth. The first and most important tool is honesty. Hiding from or ignoring the way you feel won’t protect you. It can prevent you from gathering the help and information you need to feel as healthy and whole as possible. Bringing your awareness to what you are dealing with and how you feel from the inside out is incredibly empowering. Give yourself total permission to actually know how you feel. Ask…
  • Get In Touch With The Genius Of Being Genuine

    Christy Harvey
    10 Apr 2015 | 7:55 pm
    You embody genuine genius.  Yes, you.  Need proof? Check out this definition from Mirriam-Webster: a peculiar, distinctive or identifying character of spirit; a personification or embodiment, especially of a quality or condition.  That’s right.  It doesn’t necessarily mean you are overflowing with intellectual capacity – although that may absolutely be the case. Your genius is available as a gift to the world every time you are being genuine.  How many times have you hidden your peculiar, distinctive or identifying character of spirit? Thousands?  More? I know I…
  • Do You Know The Fantastic Secret To Feeling A Happy Flow?

    Christy Harvey
    8 Apr 2015 | 10:20 pm
    Ready to learn the key to fundamentally enhancing your quality of life?  The ultimate positive psychology resource? It’s my beauty secret.  Flow.  The fabulous state of flow is freaking AMAZING. Haven’t had the pleasure yet? Flow is a state of consciousness in which we are completely absorbed in an activity, particularly one that uses our creative capacity. Remember a moment in your life when you were fully engaged in something you loved, when self-consciousness disappeared, you felt strong, alert, capable and you lost track of time. In that moment, you were in a state of…
  • The Most Important Key To Increasing Excellence in Empathy

    Christy Harvey
    7 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Empathy. You know it when you feel it.  The moment another soul connects with you and you KNOW that you are seen, heard and witnessed in all your imperfect humanity. You are recognized and accepted just as you are without any rankling ounce of pity. I am not a fan of pity. Don’t want it, don’t give it. But empathy…..well, empathy is MAGIC. One of the surest balms for the soul we ever experience. It is the understanding and ability to share the feelings of another. I bet you know people who try to fake this, but you have built in radar, don’t you? As a natural…
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    The Dream Catcher

  • How Living from Your Heart Can Fuel Your Success

    16 Apr 2015 | 10:30 pm
    “Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray” -Rumi I believe that we are all born into this world with the instinctive ability to know what is right to us. Whether you call it your inner guide or your intuition, it all alludes to this deeper sense of knowing that originates from your heart space. The sad reality is that most people today are disconnected from this part of their being due to the fast and busy lifestyle of modern day living. Jam-packed schedules make it difficult for many individuals to find time for relaxation…
  • What is the Real Measure of Wealth (and how it affects you)?

    9 Apr 2015 | 9:44 pm
    It was a beautiful sunny day in July. I stepped out of the tour guide’s van after a one-hour drive from our hotel in Paris. I stretched my arms out and took a few deep breaths before proceeding to walk down a cobble stone path towards the palace gates. As our tour group got closer to the gate, I winced when I noticed the plethora of tourists flocking to the entrance of the palace. Noticing my uneasiness, our tour guide smiled at me and reassuringly said, “Don’t worry, I have a special pass that can help us bypass all of them.” I sighed in relief and shifted my focus to the lush…
  • The Secret to Effectively Managing Your Inner Critic

    2 Apr 2015 | 10:43 pm
    Try this experiment at home: Step in front of a mirror and look at yourself straight in the eyes for a couple of minutes. Pay attention to the voices inside your head while you do this. What do you hear? Do you hear kind words of praise? Or do you hear a diatribe on all the things that need to be “fixed” in your appearance and in your life? If you are like most people, you probably heard the latter. That condescending voice that tells you that you are not good enough or you don’t do enough in your life is no stranger to you. You may have heard it in past incidences, particularly during…
  • The Top 5 Reasons Why Misfits End Up Winning in Life

    26 Mar 2015 | 9:18 pm
    “Misfit: In the school social classes of today, a misfit doesn’t fit into any one quite right, not even the outcasts, but may have qualities of each one. True misfits usually do not believe they are emo or goth, and they are usually introverts. Misfits tend to follow their own beliefs, and are usually persecuted for it. Misfits tend to be hated for no reason, have few good friends, and are usually intelligent and mature, and sometimes sort of insane and depressed. Misfits tend not to care about their bad social lives, but some do.” –Urban Ever since the dawn of…
  • How Channeling Your Inner Kid Can Bring You More Joy and Prosperity

    19 Mar 2015 | 9:33 pm
    As I take a seat on a bench in front of Cinderella’s castle on a cool November evening, an instant feeling of tranquility and bliss begins to wash over me. I marvel at the glittering display of sparkling lights on the façade of the castle as I bite into a warm, freshly baked, caramel-coated apple. After a few minutes of relishing the grandeur of this sight, I turn my attention towards my surroundings to soak in everything else around me – the sights, sounds and smells were like cherries added to the top of a delectable, sensory treat that I was relishing that evening. I can hear the…
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    In Wealth & Health

  • Daily Cleanse Recipe: Green Citrus Ginger Juice

    Jessa Nowak
    16 Apr 2015 | 6:40 am
    Everyone Needs a Great Cleanse Recipe After a weekend full of going overboard on food and drinks, we all could use a great juice cleanse recipe. It happens to the best of us. After all, it would be a sin to not take advantage of every morsel at the best French restaurant in town! And a relaxing day at the pool is just not as fun without a margarita or two. Then of course, chips and dip must accompany any sort of Mexican cocktail! It’s all fun and games until Sunday night comes and we start to feel the effects of it all. The post Daily Cleanse Recipe: Green Citrus Ginger…
  • Organic Produce: The Truth Behind the Sticker

    Jessa Nowak
    15 Apr 2015 | 7:28 am
    Either you’re with um or against um. Are you choosing to spend your hard earned dollars on organic produce? What’s your reason? Just like all great debates, opinions on organic farming has people spread from end to end with opposing views. On one hand there are advocacy groups fully against conventional farming aiming to educate the public on how dangerous pesticide use is. Run to the other end of the spectrum and you’ll see the same amount of passion defending the U.S. government and their decisions on what pesticides are safe to use on America’s…
  • Christian Songs: Keys to Unlock a Broken Heart

    Jessa Nowak
    8 Apr 2015 | 5:51 pm
    When was the last time you listened to Christian music? A while ago? Never? If the first thing you think of is a semi tone deaf band leader singing on stage at your childhood church, you’re in for a big surprise. Christian songs aren’t what they used to be. To tell you the truth, a lot of them are actually better than secular music. And no, I’m not just saying that because of the positivity that it imparts. The actual quality of the music is awesome.  The Music Will Change Your Life When I began listening to Christian music, it changed my The post Christian…
  • Millennials – A Misunderstood Generation Set to Dominate

    Chris Nowak
    2 Apr 2015 | 10:41 pm
    Over the last decade, Millennials have matured and become an increasingly dominant part of society. This has led to more attention, various opinions forming, and a whole lot of criticism. Generation Y has become synonymous with being lazy, overconfident and entitled. I am here to explain that our generation is filled with entrepreneurs and ambitious talent and we’re not just a bunch of lazy bums. The fact is, we are set to dominate the workforce and spend the most money in the years to come. What does this mean for society? Don’t worry, the big economies of the world…
  • 5 Awesome Resources for New Moms

    Jessa Nowak
    1 Apr 2015 | 11:58 pm
    Being a new mom is overwhelming in many ways. What’s the best piece of advice I can give you? Read. Educate yourself so you feel confident! And this is a great place to start. After all, everything here is research-based and written by a Registered Dietitian. This re-cap of 5 previous articles will give you a little bit of everything you need to be confident your baby is safe, healthy and happy. My advice: pin now, read later…you just may find yourself needing some late-night reading material.  Resources for New Moms Babies have such delicate skin, there is no…
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    Make a Change

  • ASUS Zenfone 2

    Ankita Singhal
    14 Apr 2015 | 4:01 am
    ASUS Zenfone 2 Are you one of those people who are waiting for Smart phone giants to launch a new smart phone which isn’t just an upgrade of its old models but has a completely innovative design and is all about the new technology that makes you want to simply grab it & make it […]
  • The innovative harbour of learning

    Ankita Singhal
    9 Apr 2015 | 10:52 am
    It is a well known fact that the real wealth of a nation dwells not in its current economy or abundant resources but in the quality of lifestyle of its children, they are the future of a nation so it’s important to give them extra attention, ensure that their basic needs are fulfilled but alas, […]
  • Edelweiss Tokio Life -CritiCare+

    Ankita Singhal
    8 Apr 2015 | 6:27 am
    The pace of the this contemporary world is rapidly accelerating, everyone seems to be rushing for next appointment, next project, next presentation, next exam and when we have time at hand we spend it over whatsapp, twitter, facebook or start crushing candies. Albeit with 20th century breakthough in medical science and proper awareness about hygiene […]
  • Achieving the Vision of Digital India through e- Governance

    Ankita Singhal
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:22 am
    Digital technology offers enormous potential for the government specially of a developing nation that wants to be ultra responsive to its constituents by keeping up with the current world and evolving for future needs, such government takes the route of electronic governance also known as e-governance.
  • Simple act of care

    Ankita Singhal
    15 Mar 2015 | 2:11 pm
    Time doesn’t wait for anyone, moments pass too quickly to ignore chances to connect and spend quality time with your loved ones. One thing that stands correct is that true happiness comes when you share it with your family. Good or bad, stormy or calm sea, things get better with surrounding love. With inevitably changing […]
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