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  • The Empty Container

    27 Oct 2014 | 11:06 am
    By Leo Babauta Our lives get so complicated not overnight but gradually. The complications creep up on us, one insignificant step at a time. Today I order something online, tomorrow someone gives me a gift, then I get a free giveaway, then I decide I need some new tools. One item at a time, the clutter accumulates, because I’m not constantly purging the old. Today I say yes to an email request, tomorrow I say yes to a party invitation, then I get asked to a quick cup of coffee, then I decide to be a part of a project. One yes at a time, and soon my life is full and I don’t know…
  • When Changing Habits, “Be Careful Whom You Choose To Let in on Your Change Plan.”

    The Happiness Project (Gretchen Rubin)
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:06 am
    Happiness and habits interview: Brian Little. I’d heard about the work of Dr. Brian Little from many pals of mine who are interested in the same kinds of subjects that interest me: human nature, habits, happiness, research, etc. So I was very pleased to get my hands on his new book, Me, Myself, and Us: The Science of Personality and the Art of Well-Being. In fact, just yesterday, I wrote about some of the research he discusses, in the post: Which of these 8 types describes you, as you relate to your environment? Just reading the subtitle of Brian Little’s book was enough to show…
  • Being "Right"

    Daily Inspiration - Daily Quotes
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:08 pm
    Do you prefer that you be right or happy?- A Course In MiraclesThe only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.- Dale Carnegie You never really learn much from hearing yourself speak.- George ClooneyYou prove your worth with your actions,not with your mouth.- Jean PaulArguments only confirm people in their own opinions.- Booth TarkingtonOne of the surest ways to causeyourself great sufferingis to insist upon being right -to demand that all others view lifeexactly as you view it.- Jonathan Lockwood HuieWhy should it impede your happiness for others to have differing views on…
  • Always give more than you hope to receive, whether in business or in your personal life.

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    Dave Taylor
    1 Nov 2014 | 12:10 am
    This post was originally published on Leave a comment or share this post by visiting Always give more than you hope to receive, whether in business or in your personal life..
  • How to Accept Yourself Fully

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

    27 Oct 2014 | 11:06 am
    By Leo Babauta Our lives get so complicated not overnight but gradually. The complications creep up on us, one insignificant step at a time. Today I order something online, tomorrow someone gives me a gift, then I get a free giveaway, then I decide I need some new tools. One item at a time, the clutter accumulates, because I’m not constantly purging the old. Today I say yes to an email request, tomorrow I say yes to a party invitation, then I get asked to a quick cup of coffee, then I decide to be a part of a project. One yes at a time, and soon my life is full and I don’t know…
  • The Realization

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

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

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

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

  • When Changing Habits, “Be Careful Whom You Choose To Let in on Your Change Plan.” (Gretchen Rubin)
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:06 am
    Happiness and habits interview: Brian Little. I’d heard about the work of Dr. Brian Little from many pals of mine who are interested in the same kinds of subjects that interest me: human nature, habits, happiness, research, etc. So I was very pleased to get my hands on his new book, Me, Myself, and Us: The Science of Personality and the Art of Well-Being. In fact, just yesterday, I wrote about some of the research he discusses, in the post: Which of these 8 types describes you, as you relate to your environment? Just reading the subtitle of Brian Little’s book was enough to show…
  • Which of These 8 Types Describes You, as You Relate to Your Environment? (Gretchen Rubin)
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:02 am
    Every Wednesday is List Day, Tip Day, or Quiz Day. This Wednesday: Which of these 8 types describes how you relate to your physical environment? I’ve been reading Brian Little’s interesting book, Me, Myself, and Us: the Science of Personality and the Art of Well-Being. Among other things, he discusses various  frameworks for understanding people’s different traits. I’d never heard about the “Environmental Response Inventory” before, and found it very compelling. Created by George McKechnie, this set of traits is meant to identify the way that people are…
  • Secret of Adulthood: Take Yourself Less Seriously–and Take Yourself More Seriously. (Gretchen Rubin)
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:08 am
    Further Secrets of Adulthood:   When it comes to human nature, paradoxes abound. Accept myself, and expect more from myself. I’m very like other people, and very different from other people. (This was one of my key insights about habit-change, in Better Than Before.) Use my time efficiently, yet also make time to play, to wander, to read at whim, to fail. Keep an empty shelf, and keep a junk drawer. (Want to see my empty shelf? Look here.) Work can be play, and play can be work. Think about myself so I can forget myself. Do you find it harder to take yourself seriously, or not to…
  • Why Today Is a Huge Milestone For Me. (Gretchen Rubin)
    27 Oct 2014 | 1:17 pm
    Weirdly,  as an author, it’s hard to say when a book is “done.” I finish the first complete draft — then it’s “done.” But then I do endless numbers of edits. Then that’s done, and I send it to my editor. Then it goes through several stages, of which the last is “second pass pages.” That is the last time I can make a change to the book — and if I make a change, it had better be pretty small. At this point, the book is in almost final form. It looks like the book (it’s a huge morale booster to see the text formatted to…
  • Fill in the Blank: “The Mind Is So Rarely Disturbed But That __ Will Restore It to Tranquility.” (Gretchen Rubin)
    25 Oct 2014 | 4:05 am
    “The mind…is rarely so disturbed, but that the company of a friend will restore it to some degree of tranquility and sedateness.” –Adam Smith, The Theory of Moral Sentiments Agree, disagree? Ancient philosophers and contemporary scientists agree: strong relationships are a key to happiness. We usually get a little lift from engaging with other people.
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    Daily Inspiration - Daily Quotes

  • Being "Right"

    31 Oct 2014 | 9:08 pm
    Do you prefer that you be right or happy?- A Course In MiraclesThe only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.- Dale Carnegie You never really learn much from hearing yourself speak.- George ClooneyYou prove your worth with your actions,not with your mouth.- Jean PaulArguments only confirm people in their own opinions.- Booth TarkingtonOne of the surest ways to causeyourself great sufferingis to insist upon being right -to demand that all others view lifeexactly as you view it.- Jonathan Lockwood HuieWhy should it impede your happiness for others to have differing views on…
  • As a Child Again - Halloween

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:08 pm
    The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter.- Mark TwainToday is your day to laugh at life.Laugh loud - laugh often.Laugh at what's funny - laugh at what's sad.Laugh at me - laugh at you - laugh at life.- Jonathan Lockwood HuieLaugh at yourself and at life.Not in the spirit of derision or whining self-pity,but as a remedy, a miracle drug, that will ease your pain,cure your depression, and help you to put in perspectivethat seemingly terrible defeat and worrywith laughter at your predicaments,thus freeing your mind to think clearlytoward the solution that is certain to…
  • The Price of Standing for Something Important

    29 Oct 2014 | 9:08 pm
    You have enemies? Good.That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.- Winston ChurchillLet's be VERY clear about "having enemies."It is never productive to consider anyone to be your "enemy."The Churchill quote is about other people choosing to label YOU as THEIR enemy.Whenever a person of principle advocates for important issues,others will declare them an "enemy."For example, Martin Luther King, Jr. never chose to view anyone as an enemy,but many considered him to be their enemy. Love is the only force capable oftransforming an enemy into friend.- Martin Luther King,…
  • Circumstance Reveals a Person's Nature

    28 Oct 2014 | 9:08 pm
    Circumstance does not make the man; it reveals him to himself.- James AllenThere are no hopeless situations; there are only menwho have grown hopeless about them.- Clare Boothe Luce It's not the situation that's causing your stress,it's your thoughts,and you can change that right here and now.You can choose to be peaceful right here and now.Peace is a choice,and it has nothing to do withwhat other people do or think.- Gerald Jampolsky Close scrutiny will show that most "crisis situations"are opportunities to either advance,or stay where you are.- Maxwell MaltzOur lives are defined not by the…
  • Life's Daring Adventure

    27 Oct 2014 | 9:08 pm
    Security is mostly a superstition.It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it.Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure.Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.- Helen KellerThere is no security on this Earth,there is only opportunity.- Douglas MacArthurThere are no guarantees.From the viewpoint of fear, none are strong enough.From the viewpoint of love, none are necessary.- Emmanuel (Pat Rodegast)The trouble is,if you don't risk anything,you risk even more.- Erica JongOur only security is our ability to change.- John…
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    Inspire Me Today

  • Always give more than you hope to receive, whether in business or in your personal life.

    Dave Taylor
    1 Nov 2014 | 12:10 am
    This post was originally published on Leave a comment or share this post by visiting Always give more than you hope to receive, whether in business or in your personal life..
  • Live the life of your dreams knowing you have the power to make it happen.

    Inspire Me Today
    1 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    This post was originally published on Leave a comment or share this post by visiting Live the life of your dreams knowing you have the power to make it happen..
  • Energize Your Life With Self Awareness

    Synthia Andrews
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:12 am
    You are not diminished by your pain. Your spirituality is not measured by the presence or absence of difficulty in your life. Challenge is not a punishment or a reward. It is not a reflection of your value to the world; it is a reflection of your choice to grow and learn and make mistakes. Although your thoughts and attitudes attract and create your life, you are not your thoughts. “Your thoughts control your experience of reality. But your thoughts cannot affect, or change, or control, or even touch who you are.”~ Paul Williams, Remember Your Essence Remembering your essence…
  • I dare you to engage unstoppable confidence and belief with a wealth of fantastic resources to achieve your goals, realize your hopes, and manifest your dreams.

    Murray Nabors
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:10 am
    This post was originally published on Leave a comment or share this post by visiting I dare you to engage unstoppable confidence and belief with a wealth of fantastic resources to achieve your goals, realize your hopes, and manifest your dreams..
  • Join Gail Lynne Goodwin’s Power of Gratitude Teleseminar

    Inspire Me Today
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:08 am
    Do you know the power of gratitude? Inspire Me Today founder Gail Lynne Goodwin will be holding a 45-minute teleseminar on gratitude as a special thank you to everyone who pledges at least $15 a month to our Patreon campaign before October 31st! Gail will be sharing the wisdom she’s learned from our hundreds of Luminaries as well as her own personal experience with gratitude. In this interactive discussion, we’ll share and learn from one another as participants will have time to ask questions and get help. Everyone who has pledged will receive a recording of the teleseminar and…
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    Think Simple Now

  • How to Accept Yourself Fully

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

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

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

    Carin Kiphart
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    To me, these two seemingly innocuous words, “some” and “day,” when put together are the most empty and depressing seven letters in our language. They are a synonym for “never” and “ain’t going to happen.” They are the lie we tell ourselves for a dream that we will never ever, in our lifetime, accomplish. It is belied in the tone of voice — faithless and empty — this combo of words usually parenthesized by a pair of audible sighs. Sigh, “Someday I’m going to …” Sigh. Once again we have deceived and cheated ourselves. Whatever happened to carpe diem? Seize the…
  • 5 Life Lessons from World Travel

    Guest of TSN
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    I’ve spent the last year wandering around the globe and exploring this wondrous thing called life. Through 26 flights, I’ve managed to circle the globe twice and touch five of the seven continents. The journey led me to scuba diving for a month straight with whale sharks on islands in Thailand to hitchhiking my way through an African country to being paid to make sand castles on the beautiful Australian beaches to almost having a foot amputated in Asia. It’s been a hell of an experience. I’ve learned more about the world and myself than any book, teacher or person could tell me. I’m…
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    Lolly Daskal

  • Get Mad But Don’t Get Even

    28 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    It’s happened to most of us at some point: Someone did something that left us feeling mad, hurt, betrayed, lied to, cheated on. Maybe it was a business colleague, a competitor, a partner, or a friend or family member. Whoever it was, whatever the circumstances, it’s human nature to want to strike back. When we’re deeply hurt, it’s natural to want to get even. But it’s almost always the more prudent path to turn the other cheek. The best leaders get mad—sometimes very mad—when it’s called for, but they don’t concern themselves much with getting even. That doesn’t mean they…
  • The Power of Being Your Best

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

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

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

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

  • October 2014 Updates

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

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

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

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

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

  • Positive thinking doesn’t work (and makes us unhappy)

    Alexander Kjerulf
    28 Oct 2014 | 4:39 am
    I recently wrote an article called 5 Ways Positive Thinking Makes Us Miserable At Work. Among other things I argue that faking happiness and positivity is stressful and contributes to quelling dissent and problem-solving. And now I can add a 6th reason: positive thinking doesn’t work. From the article: …across dozens of peer-reviewed studies examining the effects of positive visions of the future on people pursuing various kinds of wishes — from health-related, such as losing weight, quitting smoking, or recovering quickly from surgery, to the improvement of professional or…
  • Hire great people and pay them fairly

    Alexander Kjerulf
    27 Oct 2014 | 8:53 am
    Container Store CEO Kip Tindell explains why his retail staff are paid significantly higher wages than what’s typical for the industry:
  • CHO Academy is happening. Tell us how.

    Alexander Kjerulf
    27 Oct 2014 | 6:08 am
    As we previously announced, we’re creating a training program for other potential Chief Happiness Officers. Just to recap: It will be a 4 or 5-day training some time in the first half of 2015. Possibly in Copenhagen (where we are), possibly in London or New York. Space will be limited to approx. 25 people. We’re still working on pricing and exact timing. The academy is for: Consultants/speakers who want to build a business creating happier workplaces. Managers and HR people who want to become internal CHOs inside their organization. But we have some questions…
  • Announcing a new newsletter: Leading With Happiness

    Alexander Kjerulf
    27 Oct 2014 | 5:31 am
    Next week we’re launching a new free newsletter. Our original newsletter is for everyone and has 3,500 people who get tips ideas and ideas on how to become happier at work. Our brand new newsletter is called “Leading With Happiness” and is for any leader or HR professional who wants inspiration and tools to create a happier and more productive workplace. Sign up right here: Subscribe to “Leading With Happiness” My Email Address is My First Name is My Last Name is And My Title is
  • Friday Woohoo: Ron Swanson on coworkers

    Alexander Kjerulf
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:32 am
    Parks and Recreation is a funny show and this clip of Ron Swanson talking about his coworkers is hilarious:
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    Self Help Daily

  • McDonald’s Trivia: Things You Didn’t Know About the Fast Food Giant (Infographic) - Figures, Facts, and Controversies

    30 Oct 2014 | 11:18 am
    Figures, Facts, and ControversiesI thought the infographic below was pretty interesting -hopefully you’ll think so, too. I have to admit, since I had to start eating gluten free, I never go to McDonald’s anymore. Since Wendy’s has chili and baked potatoes, it’s now my “personal fast food giant!” Created by: comparecamp Author: Robin Renford See our: Tumblr Follow me on Twitter!’s Trivia: Things You Didn’t Know About the Fast Food Giant (Infographic) © Joi for Self Help Daily, 2014. | Permalink | No…
  • Learning from Our Mistakes: Turning a Very Old Adage on its Very Old Head - With a Great Quote from Norman Vincent Peale

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

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

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

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

  • Rita Gunther McGrath’s 5 Essential Books on Entrepreneurial Strategy

    30 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    My guest blogger, Rita Gunther McGrath, knows a lot about entrepreneurial strategy – she’s a globally recognized expert on the subject. Her roster of clients includes Coca-Cola, General Electric and the World Economic Forum. She was recognized as one of the top 10 management thinkers by global management award Thinkers50. And, if that weren’t enough, Rita is a Professor at Columbia Business School, a sought-after speaker, and a consultant to senior leadership teams. So, without further ado, take a look at her five essential books on entrepreneurial strategy… Book 1: The…
  • Understanding Your Leadership Brain

    29 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    What kind of leader are you? That’s one of the questions Anne Warfield, outcome strategist and creator of Outcome Thinking, will throw at you to help you understand your brain’s innate leadership style, all so you can become a better leader of a virtual team. In Backyard versus Maverick Leader: How each style impacts how you lead a virtual team, Anne will lead you through an exploration of how the brain impacts the way you can lead virtually. Learn to channel your brain’s style to become a more effective leader, and discover what ONE question you can ask to determine whether a hiring…
  • Persuasive Presentation Skills

    29 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Mark Bowden and I are speaking at the CSTD Annual Conference on November 14, and if you can be there, I urge you to join us. We’ll take you on a rollicking ride through neuroscience, the dark arts of theatre, the secrets of staging and a host of other practical disciplines that you can use to make your training sessions irresistible. We will be sharing tips, tricks and techniques for creating presentations and meetings that people actually enjoy, remember for all the right reasons, and walk away with something useful. (We’ve all suffered way too much from those PowerPoint…
  • Twofer Tuesday: The Power of Projects and Why Rejection Isn’t the End…

    28 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Have you joined our Tools for the Time-Crunch Manager LinkedIn group? We share insights, ideas and links, all designed to inspire and help you conquer the day-to-day challenges of your workday. What matters most? Projects or processes? Do you follow the 99U blog? No? Seriously, you should consider it. Even though that community is for “creatives” (I’m not totally sure what they are either), it’s a consistently rich and smart place to be picking up insights and tips. (I was one of the contributors to their book ‘Maximize Your Potential‘; and the 3rd volume…
  • Great Work Provocation

    Michael Bungay Stanier
    27 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Where can you focus your efforts? What choices are more meaningful?
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    Personal Development Blog - Inspiring & Empowering Lives

  • A Good Life Contains These 6 Essentials - Jim Rohn

    27 Oct 2014 | 4:55 am
    The values that make up the foundation of a life well lived—and, no surprise, money isn’t one of them. The ultimate expression of life is not a paycheck. The ultimate expression of life is not a Mercedes. The ultimate expression of life is not a million dollars or a bank account or a home. The ultimate expression of life is living a good life. Here’s what we must ask constantly, “What, for me, would be a good life?” And you have to keep going over and over the list—a list including areas such as spirituality, economics, health, relationships and recreation. So, what…
  • Tiny Changes Mean Huge Results - Tony Robbins

    25 Oct 2014 | 12:21 pm
    “When it seems impossible, when it seems like nothing is going to work, you are usually a few millimeters away from making it happen.” - Anthony Robbins 8:17 mins … our physical physiology really do change our states, start putting on the empowering ones! Related Posts: Tony Robbins Featured in Success Magazine Anthony Robbins - Create the Energy, Vitality and Health You Deserve! Anthony Robbins - The Drive Behind Motivation Anthony Robbins - The Power Of Belief Tag:Anthony Robbins, Change, Empowerment, Personal Development, Personal Growth, Self Help, Self Improvement, Success…
  • A Journey of Forgiveness

    14 Jun 2014 | 9:41 am
    “To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.” ~ Lewis B. Smedes One of the secrets to happiness, peace of mind and good health is being able to free our minds of any anger, hatred or resentment towards others. While it is only human to feel angry and resentment towards those who have wronged you, it takes a true winner to be able to understand and forgive. Recently, I have my fair share of people who have intimidated, humiliated, betrayed and wronged me. I was hurt and it took me a month’s journey to face the world again.. I would like to share a talk by…
  • Blood Test with Ionized Water

    27 Dec 2013 | 7:58 am
    1:19 mins To learn more about ionised water, especially the health effect of Kangen ionised water, visit Tag:acidity, Enagic, health, hydration, ioized water, Kangen Water, leveluk, sd501, Wellnessacidity, Enagic, health, hydration, ioized water, Kangen Water, leveluk, sd501, Wellness
  • Kangen Water used in Japan Hospitals

    18 Aug 2013 | 11:25 pm
    6:16 mins Related posts: Celebrities Drinking Kangen Water What is your Source of Hydration? Tag:health, hydration, Japan hosptitals medical device, Kangen Water, Performance, Wellnesshealth, hydration, Japan hosptitals medical device, Kangen Water, Performance, Wellness
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    Aspire Higher Motivational Quotes

  • Poem – Holiday For Strings

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

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

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

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

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

  • We Need to Learn to Say No

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

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

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

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

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

  • What it takes to make good stuff in the world. Creativity, cadence, core desired feelings.

    27 Oct 2014 | 10:25 am
    She’s 7×7 feet. Acrylic, oil stick, sweat. A story of freedom that wants to be completed. I’m in NYC a lot for business. The last time I went to The Met, I ran it in 40 minutes because I had a plane to catch. I’m in LA even more — it’s a quick direct flight, and I’ve fallen in love with Venice Beach. My last visit was meant for friends and Paolo Nutini. Then I crammed in a bunch of filming and came home spent. Again. (And, we had to scrap a bunch of the footage anyway. I got the message, universe.) I’m taking 2015 off of business travel. Deeeeclared! I’ve…
  • Anything goes Q&A with me. A spreecast THURSDAY October 23 at 11am PT / 2pm ET. Because it’s time we got together.

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

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

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

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

  • Thought For The Day

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

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

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

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

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

  • Kala’s Adventures in Reading Seashells and Crystals

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

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

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

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

    Kala Ambrose
    4 Oct 2014 | 8:58 am
    Kala Ambrose’s Academy of Mystical Arts & Spiritual Sciences provides the opportunity for private and group online course study via webinars and video downloads with Award Winning Author and Wisdom Teacher Kala Ambrose Don’t miss this opportunity to study live with Kala! Here’s the details of her November Webinar: Lesson Eleven: Reading Seashells, Crystals, Gemstones and Crystal Ball Gazing The Live Webinar Course with Kala is scheduled for Thursday, November 6th, from 7pm – 9pm Eastern. Since ancient times, crystals and gemstones have been used in magical rituals,…
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    Walter E. Jacobson, M.D. » Self-Help Blog

  • Letting Go Of Baggage

    Walter Jacobson
    26 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Letting go of baggage is a choice. First, you choose to recognize your baggage rather than be in denial about it. Second, you choose to recognize that you have the power to let go of your baggage and make better choices. Third, you make better choices. Fourth, you repeatedly, consistently, persistently make those better choices until you have extinguished your self-destructive self-definitions and replaced them with healthier ones. The post Letting Go Of Baggage appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
  • Benzodiazepines Can Be Hazardous To Your Health

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

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

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

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

  • Every Vote Counts

    Gary Ryan Blair
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:57 pm
    Does my vote really count? Is it worth it?  These are questions with a long history of debate. You may feel like the lone sane voice in a shouting match. But the answer to both of those questions is YES! The duties or responsibilities of a citizen in a Democratic Society can be separated into two groups: mandatory responsibilities, such as paying taxes;  and duties not demanded by law, such as voting. The right to vote is a duty and responsibility, as well as a privilege. // Abraham Lincoln best described democracy as “government of the people, by the…
  • 20 Seconds of Courage

    Gary Ryan Blair
    28 Oct 2014 | 11:36 am
    What can you do with just 20 seconds of insane courage 3 times per day? With these next few lines, I’d like to speak into that idea and challenge you to embrace this simple, yet life changing strategy. Why? Because if you do, amazing things will happen in your life and business. I promise – it works! Twenty seconds. What if that’s all it took? Just twenty ticks of the clock to turn everything around? There will be days when you do not feel very courageous, that you will be fearful and uncomfortable in reaching out, speaking to others, or in dealing with a challenging issue. Yet…
  • The Birds and Bee’s of Goal Setting

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

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

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

  • How to Increase Your Odds of Saying Today Was a Good Day

    25 Oct 2014 | 6:29 pm
    The other day was really good. Nothing earth-shattering occurred, but it ended up just being really wonderful. After a decent night’s sleep, I made a breakfast of eggs, sausage and cinnamon rolls. Then we all headed to the local Apple Store to see if the wifi on my phone was broken. It was, and out of warranty, to boot. (Not great.) We decided to upgrade and order new phones (Super great!) After chowing down on that new bacon stuffed crust pizza at Pizza Hut, we drove home and Kim and I enjoyed some peace and quiet in the yard while the kids napped. Afterwards, we took advantage of the…
  • Saturday Morning Sprinkles: Yoga Joes Edition

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

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

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

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

  • 25 Small Ways to Love Big

    Alex Blackwell
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:58 am
    It’s the little things that keep us together. Those little things will make me love you forever. – Sonia Schaad #ThrowbackThursday Update (Oct. 30, 2014): After being out of town the last few days, it was the small things I missed most. The nine-hour drive home yesterday gave me time to think about what I love most about Mary Beth and our life together. I couldn’t wait to get home so we could get back to living, and celebrating, these small ways. to love big. ~ Alex Sometimes the best way to achieve something big is to do something small first. Big things aren’t created…
  • 12 Ways to Support Someone Who Has Lost a Loved One

    Alex Blackwell
    26 Oct 2014 | 6:33 am
    Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. -from an Irish headstone Death has provided another reminder that it’s always near. Recently, a co-worker told me that another co-worker had lost a loved one. Receiving news like this always makes my heart sink because I understand too well the pain and grief the person is going to feel. In the last five years, I’ve lost my mother, brother, and father-in-law. Death has also visited my family’s corner of the world when our next-door neighbors lost their young son. Tragically, one of the Overland Park…
  • 101 Ways to Love Each Other

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

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

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

  • Three Steps for Building a New Habit

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Tanveer Naseer
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    One of the things I enjoy about my work is having conversations with people about the nature of leadership, and the challenges and opportunities leaders face in this continually evolving, interconnected business environment.One of these conversations lead to a discussion about how leaders who want to push for change can deal with those above them who operate from the command-and-control style of leadership – in other words, those that subscribe to the overtly-controlling it’s my way or you’re out approach.Since that conversation, I’ve had the opportunity to discuss and…
  • 4 Keys To Successful Crisis Management In Today’s Wired World

    Tanveer Naseer
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    In the face of today’s continually evolving, 24/7 global environment, it’s becoming an increasing necessity for organizations to learn how they can become more agile and responsive to change. The faster-paced, interconnected nature of today’s world also means that leaders need to become more responsive and hands-on when things inevitably – and often unexpectedly – go wrong.It’s a situation that the principal at my daughters’ high school recently had to deal with and her response and actions gave forth some interesting insights into how leaders everywhere can…
  • Leadership Infrastructure – A Prerequisite To Mightiness

    Tanveer Naseer
    14 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    The following is a guest piece by Robert Sher.As a society, our physical infrastructure consists of the structures that support us: roads, bridges, water pipes and pumps, sewers and generators, cellular towers, and the acres of servers and miles of wires that give us the Internet. These structures sustain us, delivering what we need to survive and thrive. They are interconnected. They are necessary. Without them, we’re back in the seventeenth century. We’re craftspeople and farmers.In business, leadership infrastructure is the sum total of all the management systems, processes, leadership…
  • Revealing The New Realities Of Employee Engagement

    Tanveer Naseer
    7 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    The following is a guest piece by Mark Royal.Leaders already know that keeping their teams motivated, engaged and driven to succeed is a demanding task in itself. But in today’s world it’s even harder, because leaders have to keep their people engaged while responding to huge, disruptive changes in how we work and what we care about in the workplace.It’s a big challenge, but the first step to overcoming it is knowing what the changes are. In Hay Group’s new book, “Leadership 2030: The Six Megatrends You Need to Understand to Lead Your Company into the Future“, we’ve…
  • Leadership Biz Cafe Podcast #15 – Tanveer Naseer On Overcoming Leadership Vertigo

    Tanveer Naseer
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    With so many books, articles, and studies on how leaders can be more effective guiding their teams in today’s faster-paced, global environment, why do leaders still struggle to help their organizations to succeed? That’s the basis of the conversation in this VERY special episode of Leadership Biz Cafe which wraps up the month-long celebration of the release of my first leadership book, “Leadership Vertigo”.In this special episode of my show, I’m delighted to hand over hosting duties to my friend David Burkus, author of “The Myths of Creativity” and host of the…
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    Feed the Beauty

  • Wheeeee!

    31 Oct 2014 | 9:56 am
    Filed under: Art of Aging Tagged: aging, aging gracefully, childhood, healthy aging, Joy, Pablo Picasso, seniors, The Art of Aging Facebook
  • Start Over

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

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

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

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

  • Image of the day

    31 Oct 2014 | 1:52 pm
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  • escape

    31 Oct 2014 | 1:32 pm
    Escape from Delamontee on 8tracks Radio. balm for the soul
  • KEVIN SMITH: It costs nothing to encourage an artist

    30 Oct 2014 | 1:08 pm
    via zenpencils A big thanks to Christopher for bringing this to my attension

    29 Oct 2014 | 7:32 am
    SHAKE PUPPIES by Carli Davidson from Carli Davidson on Vimeo. by Carli Davidson!A big thanks to Des for bringing this to my attention
  • I want to believe

    29 Oct 2014 | 3:26 am
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    Interruption Management

  • Using Your Brain in Complex Times

    30 Oct 2014 | 7:49 am
    How to Think: Managing Brain Resources in an Age of Complexity by Ed Boyden in Technology Review is brilliant article, excerpted here:"When I applied for my faculty job at the MIT Media Lab, I had to write a teaching statement. One of the things I proposed was to teach a class called "How to Think," which would focus on how to be creative, thoughtful, and powerful in a world where problems are extremely complex, targets are continuously moving, and our brains often seem like nodes of enormous networks that constantly reconfigure. In the process of thinking about this, I composed 10 rules...1.
  • Your Knowledge, Your Benefit

    29 Oct 2014 | 1:27 pm
    When you draw upon your own accumulated knowledge and the wisdom that you develop, you're able to intermittently free yourself from ever accelerating flows of information.
  • Check-up Now, Avoid Complication Later

    29 Oct 2014 | 1:26 pm
    When you need specific information on a business or person, background checks can be done from $0 to $125 through:* Credit bureaus* County business records* Marriage and divorce records* Clipping services* State and federal court records* Bankruptcy court* Municipal and county real estate deeds
  • Passwords Information as Needed

    29 Oct 2014 | 1:21 pm
    If something happens to you tomorrow, would any family member or trusted friend be able to navigate your computer system, have login and password information, and help manage your accounts, or would there be a major interruption in your ability to transfer this information and wealth?
  • Trials of Piles are Distracting

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

  • Thinking Magically™ | The Art of Actively Living

    26 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. – Steve Jobs ======================== We all come to grips with death ======================== Like everyone, I have had to deal with the death of loved ones. And interfacing with some of the hospice workers involved in those passages has been…
  • Thinking Magically™ | Knights in Shining Armor Are Needed Now More Than Ever

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

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

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

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

  • Man sells 20,000 tickets to an Optimist Club pancake breakfast

    28 Oct 2014 | 9:36 pm
    Here's one of those odd stories about an Optimist Club member that just makes you smile. Mr. Bill Binner of the Fond Du Lac Optimist Club has sold 20,000 pancake breakfast tickets.It started in 1971. Like many service club volunteers, Mr. Binner was given 45 tickets to sell to the club's first annual pancake breakfast fundraiser and he found the number daunting. Diligently serving his new Optimist Club, with a suggestion from his wife, he went door-to-door to meet his neighbors and sell his allotted tickets.  He went on to sell 200 tickets that first year and every year since he has…
  • Press on to optimism

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

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

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

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

  • The Magdalena discusses Sacred Partnership and Sacred Union

    25 Oct 2014 | 10:53 pm
    I come this day to continue our conversations on the very nature and essence of Sacred Union, of Sacred Partnership, with yourself, with your beloved other, with the Divine, with your family. These are inseparable… Suzanne Maresca: Good morning and welcome to another offering of Heavenly Blessings with Linda Dillon, the channel for the Council […]
  • Universal Mother Mary: Inertia…this is your next step…

    19 Oct 2014 | 4:05 pm
  • Tahoe Love Stream

    3 Oct 2014 | 12:36 pm
    Below are the links to each portion of the Love Stream coming from Lake Tahoe, Calif. Remember all times are Pacific Daylight Time. Since this is a live free-flowing event, some of the times on the agenda may be off by a few minutes. After the live event, the link will go to the recording […]
  • Divine Mother speaks to us of Divine Union, with the divine, with ourselves, and with each other…

    3 Oct 2014 | 2:28 am
    There is a drive and an understanding, an intellectual, spiritual understanding that your drive is to make the U-turn and to come back home. And many of you think of this as the divine union. But, sweet angels, I want to emphasize that divine union is also something that you carry within you, every single […]
  • Universal Mother Mary says we are moving into a new reality of Union and Reunion…

    25 Sep 2014 | 7:04 pm
    The sooner and the closer you are getting to the Shift, the more that is coming to the surface. Now you are stronger, you are ready and so more is coming up. It is intense because you can see and feel and smell the finish line. You are at the river, you are about to […]
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    Shake Off the Grind

  • 5 Ways to Manage Stress and Prevent Burnout

    28 Oct 2014 | 12:21 pm
    “It’s not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, and to make your happiness a priority. It’s necessary.” – Mandy Hale I have a confession to make. I haven’t been taking care of myself lately like I usually do. (I have been having a little too much fun basking in the glory of the […] The post 5 Ways to Manage Stress and Prevent Burnout appeared first on Shake Off the Grind.
  • How to Start Doing What You’re Really Meant to Do

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

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

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

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

  • Video: Instead of Paying Our Kids to Do Their Homework, Let’s Teach Them Gratitude

    Kayla Schultz
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:25 pm
    Video posted by Greater Good Science Center on YouTube. Imagine walking into a restaurant and realizing your meal has been paid for before even ordering food. Would you then pay for the next customer’s meal, continuing the flow of generosity? The check is zero because the person before you pays for your meal and you pay for someone else. Nipun Mehta, speaker and founder of ServiceSpace, an organization whose goal is to spread kindness, says an act of compassion breeds more compassion. Mehta tells the story of Karma Kitchen in the video, where this pay-it-forward approach sparked chains of…
  • The Avengers Join Guardians of the Galaxy and Other Marvel Heroes to Make Bullying History

    Christopher Zumski Finke
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:50 pm
    Cover by Pascal Campion for Marvel Comics. This January, Marvel Comics will release a one-shot comic-book titled Avengers: No More Bullying #1. The story will feature Captain America, Captain Marvel, Hulk, Iron Man, and Black Widow, heroes who “have always stood up for those who cannot stand up for themselves,” in an adventure to make “Bullying a thing of the past!“ The full-length comic is coming after the success of Marvel’s October (National Bullying Prevention Month) series of anti-bullying variant covers (see below) for Guardians of the Galaxy, Hulk, and other Marvel titles.
  • To Curb Gun Violence, Chicago Residents Hit The Streets—And Really Listened to Their Neighbors

    Panyin Conduah
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:55 pm
    Photo by Bob Vonderau / Flickr. This article originally appeared at Waging Nonviolence. Every Saturday afternoon Ms. Judy waits on the streets of Chicago’s South Side for the women of Sisters on the Street to pray with her. And when some of the sisters show up late, she notices. Residents have sought ways to deescalate the violence without involving the police or the criminal justice system. “There’s 15 of us. If we’re not there by 11:30, she’ll walk up to each one and say ‘You’re late. You’re late. You’re late today,’” recalled shift leader Tasha Thompson.
  • Before the Zombie Apocalypse—These 4 Trade Deals Were Ravaging the World!

    James Trimarco
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:39 am
    This time of year, the fabric that separates our world from prowling ghouls is at its thinnest. But what really keeps us at YES! Magazine up at night are the international trade agreements constantly being negotiated by the United States and its partners—each one more terrifying than the last. These deals have a way of favoring corporations over people. How can something as pleasant-sounding as “free trade” be more threatening than a zombie apocalypse? The devil’s in the details, and the fine print on some of these agreements is enough to curdle a bucket of blood. Whether it’s…
  • What I Learned About Living From Dying of Cancer

    Marcy Westerling
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:55 pm
    "I pedal everywhere, slowly, on a bike that announces 'Cancer on Board.' I defy every attempt to limit me to my diagnosis as I dare the world to ignore it."  Illustration by Julie Notarianni. Dying inevitably follows living. What makes for a good death in a just and sustainable world? I think about this a lot these days. Four years ago, at age fifty, I was diagnosed with late-stage ovarian cancer. Active and fit, it took a collapsed lung and two broken ribs before I realized I had a big problem, the ultimate challenge of life: facing my own death. I defy every attempt to limit me to my…
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    Thin Difference

  • Collaborative Millennial Leaders: Common Sense Action

    Molly Page
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:17 am
    If you’re like me, when you hear the word collaboration, the first thing that springs to mind is the American political system. Okay, maybe not. But if Andrew Kaplan and Sam Gilman have anything to say about it, someday that might actually be true. These collaborative Millennial leaders formed Common Sense Action (CSA) as sophomores at Brown University. It is the first and only bipartisan advocacy organization made up entirely of Millennials. Common Sense Action has chapters on 40 campuses in 20 states and they’re building a movement of Millennial voters committed to repairing politics…
  • What Can A Trust Creed Deliver?

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

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

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

    Molly Page
    18 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    We are grateful to you for visiting Thin Difference and engaging with us. Getting feedback from our community is important as we continue to write articles and have guest writers join us with their perspectives. Please take a few minutes and share your suggestions with us. Thank you for reading and participating. Our mission is to bring generations together to share and learn from each other and empower Millennials to be the next great generation of leaders!   Create your free online surveys with SurveyMonkey , the world’s leading questionnaire tool. Thank you! Author…
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  • Why I Couldn’t Graduate From College Until Age 50 by Saloma Furlong

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

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

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

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

  • How You Can Support Artisans in the Heart of Haiti

    31 Oct 2014 | 5:45 am
    Five years. 1,826 days. It seems like a long time, doesn’t it? That is, until it flies right on by in a flash. While a lot can be accomplished in 1,826 days, it can also pass by in the blink of an eye. Believe it or not, January 12, 2015 marks 5-years since the devastating earthquake in Haiti that resulted in catastrophic damage – crippling what was already third world nation. Though they have made a fair amount of progress since that fateful day, Haiti is still in dire need of help. The people of Haiti are proud, kind, and incredibly appreciative of any help they receive. There is so…
  • Halloween at Hershey Park and Chocolate World

    28 Oct 2014 | 6:42 am
    Here on this site, I talk a lot about acts of kindness, though I am not quite used to acts of kindness when they happen to me and my family. Last weekend, however, we were the recipients of several acts of kindness. It all started with a tweet. Several weeks ago I was on a Twitter chat hosted by my pal Fadra at All Things Fadra. The topic was local travel destinations. At one point she asked about a local destination that we had never been to but would love to visit. My answer was Hershey Park. And then, this happened. Before I knew it, we were on our way to Hershey. The reason we had not…
  • The Health Benefits of Turmeric and How to Get More in Your Diet

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

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

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

    Yuri Elkaim
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:25 pm
    Your body could be trying to send out an SOS, and you may not realize it. You’ve become so accustomed to feeling bad that your body thinks this is the norm, and it runs on autopilot. That daily venti coffee, your gruelling 10-mile run, and your sugar addiction may be wreaking havoc on your health. Even if you’ve come to accept that this is just how you function, your body is giving you warning signs that things aren’t right. Ask yourself the following five questions and answer honestly. If you can’t say yes to all of them, your body has probably been saying no for a very long time.
  • 10 Powerful Habits From 10 Highly Respected People

    31 Oct 2014 | 9:03 am
    There are over 7 billion people in the world. A single trait sets a small handful apart; celebrated and emulated individuals have earned something more valuable than gold. Aretha Franklin knows the answer— R.E.S.P.E.C.T. You can command obedience, you can cause fear, you can buy services, but respect?—You’ve gotta earn that. It’s such a heavy word, filled with reverence and awe. Like an oak tree, it doesn’t grow overnight. But intentionally and mindfully living in a way that cultivates respect is an investment that will yield more than money could ever buy. Here are 10 habits from…
  • Mindfulness In Relationships: How To Retain Your Sense Of Peace When Faced With A Chaotic Heart

    FinerMinds Team
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:45 am
    Nothing can quite throw a calm head into chaos like romance can. Whether it’s the spark of a new flame and fear as to whether it will continue to light your fire, or the ringing of distressing alarm bells signaling that there’s trouble in paradise – the heart and the head are rarely in balance during these times. To learn more about how we can maintain a mindful sense of being when our heart is sending our head into overdrive, we thought this article, written by Headspace, provided some interesting tips. “The Post-Honeymoon Phase: Oh, so this is what a relationship feels like! Or…
  • How To Create Bliss Each And Every Day In 3 Simple Steps

    Deborah Fairfull
    28 Oct 2014 | 5:14 pm
    Bliss came to me spontaneously as an energetic experience 15 years ago, which changed my life forever. All I could feel was the divine perfection in myself and everything else. I felt totally alive with energy, joyful and complete, flowing effortlessly with life. Later I discovered I had experienced an awakening—what the yogis refer to as ‘ananda’, meaning limitless, full, and complete. This state is one of deep peace, beyond the instability that thoughts and emotions can create. Since then I share philosophies to help others create a blissful life. We feel blissful when our…
  • 3-Step Key To Cultivating Happiness: The Importance Of Decision Making

    Deborah Fairfull
    25 Oct 2014 | 2:46 pm
    Throughout our life we will make many important decisions. We make decisions about our relationships, where to live and about our career, for example. However, the most important decision, we ever have to make, is the one to be happy. We can decide to be happy, regardless of external circumstances, which are often beyond our control. By changing the source of our happiness from external to internal, we can be the master of our world.  The key to achieving this happiness, is to decide that there will not be conditions attached to our happiness. It is possible to be unconditionally happy! Of…
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    site of wisdom

  • What Happens When You Refuse to Forgive?

    Percival J. Meris
    25 Oct 2014 | 9:22 pm
    WHEN YOU REFUSE TO FORGIVE, you are tempted to get even – to seek revenge. To seek revenge is not a well thought out response. Like the instinct of self-preservation, it is the product of biologically designed system of self-protection. Your nervous system perceives danger, but it cannot distinguish between present and past dangers. So, it [...]
  • The Power of Confidence

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

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

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

    Percival J. Meris
    27 Mar 2014 | 8:35 pm
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    Color Your Life Happy » Blog

  • 7 Smart Reasons to Start Your Business Before You Quit Your Day Job

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

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

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

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

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

  • 40 Sexy Girl Cosplay Costume Ideas

    31 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Costumes are basically something that can bring tremendous amount of transformation in a person to turn them into an unrecognizable form or a fantasy; they are things that demand elongated periods of... This is a content summary only. Click on Title for more!
  • 5 Top Tips for Taking Full Advantage of Buyer Personas in Website Marketing

    31 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Buyer personas allow you to get inside of the minds of your ideal customers in order to tailor your marketing strategies accordingly. However, you need to learn how to properly take full advantage of... This is a content summary only. Click on Title for more!
  • Why E-Commerce Websites are getting rapidly Popular these days?

    28 Oct 2014 | 7:00 pm
    The world is moving rapidly towards the era of modernization, technology and easiness. Things are becoming easier and people are going wiser and wiser every day. There are many people who have... This is a content summary only. Click on Title for more!
  • Photography’s Postive Impact and Significant Tips

    27 Oct 2014 | 2:26 am
    A picture expresses thousands of words which a photographer tries to capture. Photography is an art of taking creative pictures using a camera. Photography’s positive impact is that it helps you... This is a content summary only. Click on Title for more!
  • 6 Common WordPress Issues and their Solutions

    23 Oct 2014 | 6:00 pm
    WordPress is one of the best website designing and blog creation platforms all over the world. Though it is the best, but it has some common issues or problems that may be faced by the wordpress... This is a content summary only. Click on Title for more!
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    Very Smart Girls (tm)

  • What is Your Quicksand?

    Jo-Ann Downey
    28 Oct 2014 | 5:10 pm
    I am keenly aware that my life is too focused on my calendar. I feel as though the time I spend on my calendar and planning future activities is keeping me out of the present moment. As shared in “The New Two Do List- Part Two”, after a few weeks of consciously choosing 1-3 priority goals To Do each day, I woke up and thought, “It’s my New Two Do List.  I will pick two (2) things Two Do each day and trust that the rest would happen with grace and ease.”  When I follow this practice my daily Two Do’s are more open, trusting, and self-nurturing. It also helps me to focus on…
  • 24-Hour “I” Language Challenge

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

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

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

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

  • We Were Headed There

    26 Oct 2014 | 2:16 pm
    Common chatter filled the family car. Hair combed, teeth brushed, our Sunday clothes rested upon our backs; we were headed there. I closed my eyes and let the warm sun kiss my face as it beamed between the pines. I prayed for the others, who were gathering in...Soon, my eyes opened again to breathe in the blessed Sunday air, and I watched the ordinary pavement pass beneath us. With only a mile separating us from there, we were in that final stretch. Anticipation made its way deep into my lungs as I envisioned that empty pew awaiting. Something up ahead moved. It was a truck speeding toward us…
  • The Sheep Will Follow

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

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

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

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

  • Collaborative Millennial Leaders: Common Sense Action

    Molly Page
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:17 am
    If you’re like me, when you hear the word collaboration, the first thing that springs to mind is the American political system. Okay, maybe not. But if Andrew Kaplan and Sam Gilman have anything to say about it, someday that might actually be true. These collaborative Millennial leaders formed Common Sense Action (CSA) as sophomores at Brown University. It is the first and only bipartisan advocacy organization made up entirely of Millennials. Common Sense Action has chapters on 40 campuses in 20 states and they’re building a movement of Millennial voters committed to repairing politics…
  • What Can A Trust Creed Deliver?

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

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

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

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

    julie gosh
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:48 am
            So I had the coolest experience yesterday morning as I sat outside to meditate, and I know it’s to be shared for us all.   As soon as I sat down, there appeared a squirrel on the tree across from me.  He’d arrived to partake of his breakfast.  So I said to him silently, “I love you.”  And IMMEDIATELY an “I love you” shot back right into my heart.  I felt it, I knew it.   So I turned to the blue jay on the branch to my right and said, “I love you.”  The same thing…pow, right back at me!  And on and on it went.  With my dog, my cat,…
  • Mothering Nature

    julie gosh
    27 Oct 2014 | 1:26 pm
          Today is a plug for nature.  I’m sitting out back at the moment, bare feet on the earth, writing this entry.  I’m listening to the breeze in the trees.  Watching a bird bathing in my bird bath.  Listening to the dog wandering around next door.  Watching my own dog bathe in the sun.  Hearing the sounds of birds chirping and squirrels climbing.  The sun is shining down upon me through the trees.   So yes, this is most definitely a plug for nature.   Get out in it.   Be present in it.  No shoes, feet in the grass or dirt or sand.  Drink, eat,…
  • A Sure Way to Well-Being

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    31 Oct 2014 | 12:45 am
    Since I started juicing back in 2012 there was always a debate about whether we should be juicing non-organic or organic vegetables and that debate is still around. If you are wondering whether you should buy organic vegetables and fruit or stick to the conventional shop produce, I hope this helps. The difference between the way that organic produce is grown compared to non-organic focuses on the soil used and the pesticides/chemicals they are sprayed with. Organically grown produce must be treated with less pesticides and chemicals. The chemicals that are used are more natural and therefore…
  • Buying a juicer

    30 Oct 2014 | 1:35 pm
    If you are thinking about buying a juicer the first question you need to ask is what type of juicer do you need? I am to help you answer that question by the end of this masterclass, which is day 3 of a 10-day vegetable juicing masterclass. Centrifugal If price is a concern when buying a juicer then consider a centrifugal juicer. Centrifugal juicers are popular because price-wise they are more affordable. Many of them are available with wide mouth chutes so you don’t have to spend time chopping up your fruit and vegetables. They slice/grate your vegetables at a high speed and let out…
  • Juicing or Blending

    30 Oct 2014 | 10:11 am
    When I first started looking into juicing I also came across smoothies. Smoothies seemed thicker and more filling so when I had to choose – juicing or blending – why did I opt for juicing? An important difference to understand is the difference between the two. If you are wondering whether to focus more on juicing or blending, the immediate difference you will notice (and experience when you drink) is in their consistency. Juicing separates the juice from the pulp. The insoluble fiber (pulp) is separated out and only the vegetable juice is left. This is what makes vegetable…
  • Top 10 powerhouse fruits and vegetables worth juicing

    29 Oct 2014 | 1:54 pm
    I came across an interesting study by Jennifer Di Noia, PhD who set about helping us to define what powerhouse fruits and vegetables (PFV) are and which are the best to eat. Powerhouse fruits and vegetables are those fruits & veg that provide us with the biggest opportunity of preventing major diseases and illnesses. The trouble is no one really knew which ones are the best to eat, which is why it was so great to come across this list that has been ranked in order of nutrition. Powerhouse fruits and vegetables have been described as green leafy, yellow/orange, citrus, and cruciferous…
  • Fruit & Vegetable Juicing – the difference

    27 Oct 2014 | 12:49 pm
    Is there a difference between fruit & vegetable juicing? That’s the question I will answer in today’s vegetable juicing masterclass. If you were to search for the health benefits of juicing you would find tons of information that on first glance might look scary. Then as you begin to read you will find out your first very important lesson about fruit & vegetable juicing: 1. Vegetable juicing is great 2. Fruit juicing is not so great Why isn’t juicing fruit great? Because when you juice it you release a ton of sugar from the fruit into your glass that you then drink…
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  • positively present picks: october 31, 2014

    positively present
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:23 am
    Buy this print on Society6!   “The world is full of magic things,patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.”  Eden Phillpotts   30-Day Gratitude Photo Challenge : join in starting tomorrow! Why Halloween Make Me Happy : in case you were wonderin' Habits Manifesto : love this advice from Gretchen Rubin 5 Tips for Tackling Anxiety : thanks, Cupcakes and Cashmere! Personalized Phrase Bracelet : such a cute little jewelry DIY A Guide to Change Self-Destructive Behaviors : wise words here How to Live an Optimistic Life : 5 timeless tips for positivity 11 Ways to…
  • 30-day gratitude photo challenge: 2014 edition

    positively present
    27 Oct 2014 | 5:23 am
    Get excited... The Fourth Annual 30-Day Gratitude Photo Challenge begins on November 1! For the past three years, I've hosted a 30-Day Gratitude Photo Challenge (see here and here and here) and this year it's back again for another month of embracing an attitude of gratitude. The premise of the challenge is this: snap photos inspired by the daily prompts listed above and share them on social media with the hashtag #Gratitude30. If you haven't done the challenge before, you might be wondering: Why participate in the challenge instead of…
  • positively present picks: october 24, 2014

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

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

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

  • What If You Really Did

    31 Oct 2014 | 7:39 am
    I have noticed that great things seem to come forth when I walk my dog in the morning. Perhaps it is the fresh air, being in Nature or the energy of a canine who loves his life. I found myself asking... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Doing What You Love

    27 Oct 2014 | 8:29 am
    Certainly phrases are way over done. Others are just annoying. Still others are unique, but no one really understand what they mean. Then are are a handful that withstand the test of time. They... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Who Said It Is Better on the Other Side

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

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

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

  • I Dream of Hobbit!

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

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

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

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

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

  • Defining Moments

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

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

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

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

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

  • Inspiring People Do This. What’s Preventing You?

    Jessica Sweet
    27 Oct 2014 | 3:20 am
    You might have seen that I’ve been a bit fired up lately because I’ve been working on something “secret” for you.   I’m going to tell you about it today, but I also want to tell you a personal story I’ve never told publicly before.  This project has been up my sleeve for a long, long time.  You see, what I realized a while back is that while many of us dream of lives that are MORE than they are today, we struggle with getting there.  The struggle happens not because we’re unmotivated.  It doesn’t happen because we don’t want to be…
  • How to Deal with Negative People

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

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

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

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

    Yol Swan
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:16 pm
    I want to keep it short and sweet today, and leave you with food for self-reflection… Your mind is where the spark of Consciousness gets projected, so it inherently possesses infinite creative power. This powerful current of creative potential within you is filtered by your thoughts, impressions, tendencies, and unresolved emotions in the mind. If you are like most people,…Read more
  • Do You Need To Be Needed?

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

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

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

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

    Tanya A. Goodman
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:12 am
    Tanya A. Goodman:It’s that time of year again. It is Halloween and yes, last night I watched “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.” Just like Linus, I am keeping the faith. Originally posted on inspirit*ational: When I awoke this morning, it was 51 degrees Fahrenheit. For Central Florida, that is more than just a little chilly. Really. If you are on the beach in Florida and have to use your beach blanket as outer wear, you know the autumn-winter season has finally arrived. At least for a while. My other sign that the autumn-winter season is here occurs tomorrow night (Oct. 31).
  • All aboard the emotions express

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

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

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

    Tanya A. Goodman
    16 Aug 2014 | 6:06 pm
    It is in deep solitude that I find the gentleness with which I can truly love my brothers. The more solitary I am, the more affection I have for them. It is pure affection, and filled with reverence for the solitude of others. Solitude and silence teach me to love my brothers for what they are, not for what they say. Tree over sun Now it is no longer a question of dishonoring them by accepting their fictions, believing in their images of themselves which their weakness obliges them to compose, in the wan work of communication. Yet there will, it is true, always remain a dialectic between the…
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  • 3rd Annual SMART Living Gratitude Challenge 2014…Ten Things of Thankful TToT

    Kathy Gottberg
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    “We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” ~Thornton Wilder I believe being grateful and thankful is a big part of a happy and SMART Life. In fact, in case … Continue reading → You're reading 3rd Annual SMART Living Gratitude Challenge 2014…Ten Things of Thankful TToT 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 3rd…
  • When Was The Last Time You Felt Passionately Alive?

    Kathy Gottberg
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Remember back when you were a teenager and every thing that you did was either the beginning or the ending of the Universe as you knew it? The angst, the drama, the excitement, the thrill of life is usually never … Continue reading → You're reading When Was The Last Time You Felt Passionately Alive? an article written by Kathy Gottberg and originally posted on: SMART Living 365 If you enjoyed this article please be sure and subscribe to our home page feed: HERE and follow this site and Kathy on Facebook, and Twitter, and Google+! The post When Was The Last Time You Felt…
  • Money SMART At Any Age

    Kathy Gottberg
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    As most of you know Thom and I have been mainly self-employed since we got together over 37 years ago. Fortunately, we are currently more financially secure and wealthy than we’ve ever been throughout our lives. Are we rolling in money? … Continue reading → You're reading Money SMART At Any Age an article written by Kathy Gottberg and originally posted on: SMART Living 365 If you enjoyed this article please be sure and subscribe to our home page feed: HERE and follow this site and Kathy on Facebook, and Twitter, and Google+! The post Money SMART At Any Age appeared first on…
  • Five Big Ways My Marriage Differs From My Mother’s

    Kathy Gottberg
    10 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    This week Thom and I celebrate our 37th Wedding Anniversary. Whew! It’s strange to think that I’ve been married longer than many people I know have been alive. It’s even weirder to think that when we met all those many … Continue reading → You're reading Five Big Ways My Marriage Differs From My Mother’s an article written by Kathy Gottberg and originally posted on: SMART Living 365 If you enjoyed this article please be sure and subscribe to our home page feed: HERE and follow this site and Kathy on Facebook, and Twitter, and Google+! The post Five Big Ways My Marriage…
  • The Power, Mystery & Variety Of Prayer

    Kathy Gottberg
    5 Oct 2014 | 6:06 am
    A well-known study done in 2008 by Brandeis University reports that 90% of Americans believe in prayer. In fact, according to medical centers across our country, prayer is consider the most commonly used “alternative medicine” practiced. But what does that … Continue reading → You're reading The Power, Mystery & Variety Of Prayer an article written by Kathy Gottberg and originally posted on: SMART Living 365 If you enjoyed this article please be sure and subscribe to our home page feed: HERE and follow this site and Kathy on Facebook, and Twitter, and Google+! The post…
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  • Climbing out of a Burnout

    Amanda Fakhreddine
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    The burnout. It’s a word that we’ve heard about… we’ve heard stories about overtraining, over working, over extension. I never thought I would succumb to it. But one week in September, my body and my mind were on two different pages. While my mind wanted to keep on going, my body was in full shut down mode. All of a sudden, running wasn’t fun any more. Sleep was. Picking up a set of weights seemed like the most difficult task. The act of getting out of bed to get in a workout always seemed like the most difficult part of the day. So I gave into the burnout. I let…
  • Competitor of the Week: Ryan Bergh

    Christine Reppa
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:45 am
    Compete Every Day highlights a different member of the #Compete community each week. To be considered for Competitor of the Week, submit a picture wearing your favorite Compete Every Day shirt in any setting & your answers to the bolded questions below to with the subject line “I Compete.” Full Name:  Ryan Bergh Location:  Pensacola, FL (Crossfit Mako) Social media links:  Twitter- @Bergh44      Instagram- @RyanBergh 1.  Tell us about yourself! I’m a former baseball player just workin on my fitness. Competing Every Day for the best life my…
  • Silence the Critics with Your Life’s Heisman Campaign

    Jake Thompson
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    I’ll preface today’s post with this one point: This could be considered a “homer” post for the TCU Frogs. There’s really no way around it after having a front row seat the last few seasons to my alma mater’s football program.  How do you handle the roar of the critics? The boos of those who don’t think you’ll ever be the “right” person for the job or the person capable of winning? Do you yell back, letting your words down out amidst a sea of boo’s? Or do you get to work, letting your actions do all the talking for you?
  • Monday Morning Motivation: 10.26.14

    Jake Thompson
    27 Oct 2014 | 9:27 am
  • What If?

    Jake Thompson
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    “What if I told you that 10 years from now, your life would be exactly the same? I doubt you’d be happy. So, why are you so afraid of change?” – Karen Salmansohn Change is uncomfortable. It hurts. It’s awkward. We enjoy our comfort zone and everything knowable that happens there. Change is strange, it’s out there, it’s unknown. And with the unknown, comes fear. But with the unknown also comes new possibilities. Untapped opportunities. Limitless potential. The chance for greatness. If we did the exact same thing every day for the rest of our lives,…
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    Stacia Pierce | Life Coach 2 Women

  • Your Expectation Determines Your Situation

    Stacia Pierce
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:24 pm
    To be successful, you must first expect a successful outcome in your endeavors. To put it simply, you get what you expect. Every day you have a choice to make – whether you will be happy or sad, smile or frown, laugh or cry, expect success or expect failure. And by choosing to expect a […]
  • Your Mouth Matters

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

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

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

    Stacia Pierce
    8 Oct 2014 | 9:57 pm
    You may have read about having an ‘attitude of gratitude’ and how beneficial it can be to your personal well-being. Many people are aware of the importance of living a life of gratitude, but don’t realize the great impact that it can have on one’s career and business! We live in a society, and especially […]
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  • Be Inspired: What Dancing With The Stars’ Keo Motsepe Can Teach Us About Inspiration

    Keo Motsepe
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    It may seem simple, but I could talk about inspiration endlessly. The key to my inspiration and motivation is, and always has been people. With the success I have had in Dancing With The Stars, I have had the opportunity to travel to fascinating places and see and be involved in extraordinary things. However, no matter how far I travel or what I see, I keep my focus on the people I meet, the relationships I forge, and the people who I touch with my dancing. It never ceases to be an endless source of strength and inspiration for me. Here is what I have learned about how to be inspired by the…
  • The Life Lessons Of Nightmare On Elm Street (And 9 Other Halloween Movies)

    Audra Dittlinger
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    So, I’m a bit obsessed with Halloween. Its deep, and it’s real. I have a lot of Halloween décor that stays out year-round, so I can enjoy it throughout the year. I even have a family of skeleton garden gnomes, complete with a skele-dog, that hang out 24/7/365 in my flower beds. Some people put up their Christmas trees the day after Thanksgiving. In our house, the Halloween decorations go up slowly starting sometime around August 31st. So in honor of my favorite holiday, I thought I would compile a list of some of my favorite Halloween movies (in no particular order), complete with the…
  • 3 Keys To Success: A Cheat Sheet For Achieving Your Dreams

    Deb Bright
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    My parents and friends were ecstatic the first time they saw me on national television, when I was ranked as one of our country’s top 10 women platform and springboard divers. The journey to get there wasn’t easy. Because I wasn’t a natural athlete, I spent long hours training. In fact, it wasn’t unusual to practice 3 to 5 hours per day. Then there was having to make time for weight training, running, and periodic ballet lessons in between taking 18 hours of college classes and holding down two part-time jobs waitressing. Fortunately, I had throughout my 13 years of…
  • Having Trouble Communicating Effectively? You’re Probably Not Doing These 3 Things

    Jude Bijou
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Being an effective communicator is one of the secrets to being a great leader. Believe it or not, there is an easy way to be regarded as a charismatic, empathetic, and socially skilled leader–a genius at communication. It’s a sort of “shortcut,” a way to quickly pick up emotional cues from a distressed coworker, client, or employee, and then help them shift to a positive attitude. Communicating effectively will help you develop beneficial alliances, gain people’s trust, and become more influential. It may be the most effective leadership tool you ever learn. The…
  • If You Have An Injury, Go To The Doctor Instead Of Making This Common Mistake

    Jenn Zerling, MS, CPT
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    As a personal trainer, I’ve been asked quite a few personal questions. “Do you know why my shoulder is hurting?” “I think I pulled a chest muscle, but the pain is radiating to my armpit, so do you think I tore something?” Realize that although you may see your trainer more than you might see your best friend or even your spouse, your trainer is still a non-medical person who isn’t qualified to diagnose you, under any circumstance. It’s essential to go to the doctor if you suspect an injury. So why are you asking us? Why are clients turning to their trainers instead of their…
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    The Law of Attraction Library

  • Law of Attraction NewsMay 6, 2007

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

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

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

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

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

  • pop pop

    31 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    there's more to bob than just a pretty tail...SQUIRRELOSOPHY! also check out the main site...BOB THE SQUIRREL! — BRAND NEW BOB THE SQUIRREL BOOKS for 2014!!! The strip collection: generic bob and the GIGANTIC 160 page monster SQUIRRELOSOPHY collection same squirrel, different day… along with all the other Bob the Squirrel books… if you haven’t already. The post pop pop appeared first on Squirrelosophy–Life by Bob the Squirrel.

    31 Oct 2014 | 4:38 am
    there's more to bob than just a pretty tail...SQUIRRELOSOPHY! also check out the main site...BOB THE SQUIRREL! Trick or treat time! One day… just one day ONLY. Order your copy of same squirrel, different day or generic bob today and get 20% off the cover price! Happy Halloween! The post ONE DAY HALLOWEEN BOOK SALE! appeared first on Squirrelosophy–Life by Bob the Squirrel.
  • this is Halloween

    30 Oct 2014 | 3:03 am
    there's more to bob than just a pretty tail...SQUIRRELOSOPHY! also check out the main site...BOB THE SQUIRREL! It’s an early SQUIRRELOSOPHY today… because, why not?  Everything else can’t be waited for, why shouldn’t I jump on the bandwagon? This is what Halloween has come to.  One now has to prepare for it before Labor Day.  Get too […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post this is Halloween appeared first on Squirrelosophy–Life by Bob the Squirrel.
  • feeling journey…

    29 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    there's more to bob than just a pretty tail...SQUIRRELOSOPHY! also check out the main site...BOB THE SQUIRREL! You just can’t explain Journey, but you know it when you need it. — BRAND NEW BOB THE SQUIRREL BOOKS for 2014!!! The strip collection: generic bob and the GIGANTIC 160 page monster SQUIRRELOSOPHY collection same squirrel, different day… along […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post feeling journey… appeared first on Squirrelosophy–Life by Bob the Squirrel.
  • the only bob buzz

    27 Oct 2014 | 5:35 am
    there's more to bob than just a pretty tail...SQUIRRELOSOPHY! also check out the main site...BOB THE SQUIRREL! — BRAND NEW BOB THE SQUIRREL BOOKS for 2014!!! The strip collection: generic bob and the GIGANTIC 160 page monster SQUIRRELOSOPHY collection same squirrel, different day… along with all the other Bob the Squirrel books… if you haven’t already. The post the only bob buzz appeared first on Squirrelosophy–Life by Bob the Squirrel.
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    Simply Intentional

  • But That's Just The Way I Am

    31 Oct 2014 | 7:52 am
    Yep, I've said it about myself and I've heard many others say it as well. "I was born in Brooklyn so when I'm blunt, that's just the way I am." "I learned to drive on the East Coast where we drive crazy & fast; that's just the way I am.""We never had money growing up so I hate giving things away; that's just the way I am."We all have programming that has been drilled into us since we were born.  It shapes who we are and our responses in any situation in life.  What's interesting is how reluctant we are to change that programming.It almost seems that we would rather be bitter and…
  • Relationships As Mirrors

    29 Oct 2014 | 7:31 am
    Relationships are great mirrors, reflecting back who we truly are.  And, for some reason, I seem to attract friends whose lives are filled with drama.  So, I have to question why I get so close to a dramatic person in the first place?  What is it that attracts me?  Am I that filled with drama?I never notice any drama as I first get to know someone and start spending time with them.  I suppose I'm more focused on the things we have in common and the fun I have with someone who sees things from a different perspective.After a while though, it seems that those similar…
  • A Better Way To Forgive

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

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

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

  • A Key Life Lesson to Shortcut Issues

    Bernadette Logue
    26 Oct 2014 | 8:04 pm
    This key life lesson is important no matter what you have going on in life, irrespective of your unique challenges, and regardless of what your specific goals and dreams are. This audio is about one thing that each of us must learn and put into practice in our lifetime – a fundamental to having... Read More Continue reading A Key Life Lesson to Shortcut Issues on Pinch Me Living with Bernadette Logue - Unleash Personally & Professionally
  • Are You Taking Things Too Seriously?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • ❼ The Innocent Trap that Catches People that Like to Help Other People

    30 Oct 2014 | 2:30 am
    When I go back and read certain things that I wrote on this blog two or three years ago, I find my eyes growing a little rounder and my jaw dropping a little lower. Great examples of this are: Something I wrote about money and this other thing I wrote about failure. I wonder how come I had knowledge of these things 2 years ago when I am only just now becoming completely confident in my application of the concepts they contain. I am very surprised that two years can pass between the time that I understand something and the time I begin to do the thing with peace and confidence. Why did it…
  • ❼ A BIG Thank You and a BIG Prediction abt Facebook

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

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

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

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

  • Journey To Success is Still Not Happen

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

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

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

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

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

  • How a realistic mindset is vital for succes and happiness

    27 Oct 2014 | 5:12 am
    How a realistic mindset is vital for succes and happiness Success and self discipline are heavily dependent on having a realistic mindset and attitude to make the most of the opportunities that come your way. It would be easy to believe that the people who enjoy success always enjoy success. And, it would be just as easy to believe that those who struggle to succeed [...] Coaching Positive Performance - Eliminate Stress; Maximise Performance
  • 10 Easy to implement stress reduction strategies

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

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

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

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

  • I Don’t Want To Die Like Robin Williams

    wish me love
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    I’ve sat down for the past 3 weeks to write a post and each time I’ve come up with a blank screen. When I sat down this week I decided to get real with myself and acknowledge the reason, I’ve been attempting to write something inspirational when the undercurrent of my emotions this month has been only sadness. I’ve made the vulnerable decision to write about whats real. During this sadness, which was for a couple of weeks a full blown depression, I’ve thought a lot about Robin Williams and what we have in common. It took me three years to inform my therapist that the two decades…
  • Your Children Are Not Your Slaves

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    26 Oct 2014 | 11:43 pm
    Image Courtesy: FlickrLeadership does not emanate from someone that has something that a non-leader does not. My belief is everyone has leadership in them. Whether we choose to lead or not is not dependent on not having leadership. It is based on, usually, a very conscious choice.Exuding positiveness or negativity, happiness or anger is also, usually, a deliberate affair. Saying out loud to ourselves, and following up on it, for example, that I will be happy today no matter what happens might set a day in motion that ends up being exactly that - happy.If we choose to be angry, we will,…
  • Lessons for a father - Taking Care Of The Whole Organism

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

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

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

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

    31 Oct 2014 | 12:51 am
    How much more energy would become available to you if you were to become comfortable with not knowing?   How much more ease and flow would be yours if you could navigate times of uncertainty with patience and grace? Most of us have a deep desire for control. Deliberately, or otherwise, we attempt to anticipate outcomes and take preemptive action against everything we have labeled undesirable.  There are two factors that are relevant here: The first is that our labels of right and wrong, or good and bad, come from our limited knowledge and understanding.  They are entirely based on past…
  • Poems: Bridging The Illusory Divide

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

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

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

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

    31 Oct 2014 | 7:48 am
    We all have different needs at different times. They may be short term or long term needs, related to a hard day at work, an injury, illness or a phase of life. Fortunately, yoga is an adaptable approach to improve both mental and physical health. It can address many of our needs, and there are numerous ways to modify yoga so that it provides what we need, when we need it.The Same Pose, Different WaysThere are, of course, hundreds of yoga poses, each with its own effects and benefits. In addition, each pose can be practiced different ways. The actions of a pose that are emphasized, the…
  • Key Teachings From Eckhart Tolle

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:24 am
    Spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle's message first emerged into the mainstream with his 2004 book, "The Power of Now." However, it wasn't until Oprah Winfrey featured the teachings from Eckhart's second book "A New Earth" in a groundbreaking webinar series that he really started to influence world spirituality. Here are some of the key points of Eckhart Tolle's teachings:The Power of the Present MomentThe present moment is a state of grace where consciousness resides outside of the grip of the human mind (or "ego.") We can access this peaceful, timeless state -- which is our true self -- more…
  • Finding the Positive in Every Situation

    29 Oct 2014 | 8:53 am
    ATTITUDEEveryday we are faced with both good and bad situations. When things are going well, we rarely worry about what can happen next. We take things in stride and continue to move forward. We tend to take things for granted and begin to lose appreciation for the good things we have in our lives.When something bad happens, stress immediately follows along with the litany of "Why me?" and "What am I going to do now?" Bad things rarely happen one at a time. Instead, they are grouped in clusters that can try the sanity of the most patient saint. It can be difficult to see the positive in…
  • Savor the Season: Autumn

    28 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    We all know what it means to “stop and smell the roses,” but this time of year we could just as easily say “stop and smell the falling leaves.” Attuning ourselves with the natural worlds helps us to be present in the moment, and enjoy each day to the fullest. Here are five ways to savor the autumn season and strengthen your mind/body/spirit connections.Shop at the farmers’ market. A visit to the local market is a feast for the eyes this time of year. Let the assortment of colorful apples, squashes and other cool-weather vegetables inspire a meatless dinner menu at least one night…
  • The "Good" Fats for Your Diet

    28 Oct 2014 | 8:23 am
    Not all fats are equal. You can eat healthy without eliminating fat from your diet. Don’t be mislead by all the advertisements for low-fat and fat-free foods. Your body needs dietary fat to function properly, especially your brain. But not just any fat.Saturated Fats – Not All BadTwenty years ago the claim could unequivocally be made that all saturated (solid) fats were created equal. It raises cholesterol, clogs arteries, and encourages weight gain. But, recent studies have applauded certain saturated fats, especially butter which has fat soluble vitamins A, E and K2. Also dark…
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  • Weird Uncle LinkedIn

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Ralph Quintero
    15 Jan 2014 | 7:00 am
    Here is a powerful affirmation to get the year going: “I have the power to do the most incredible things!” Guess what…. You do! So use the power!
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  • The Laughing Heart ~ Charles Bukowski

    30 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    The Laughing Heart ~ Charles Bukowskiyour life is your life don’t let it be clubbed into dank submission. be on the watch. there are ways out. there is light somewhere. it may not be much light but it beats the darkness. be on the watch. the gods will offer you chances. know them. take them. you can’t beat death but you can beat death in life, sometimes. and the more often you learn to do it, the more light there will be. your life is your life. know it while you have it. you are marvelous the gods wait to delight in you.~ Charles BukowskiThe post The Laughing Heart ~ Charles Bukowski…
  • Painting the path ~ the vibrant hues of autumn

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

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

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

    5 Aug 2014 | 1:05 am
    “For me it always has been a real struggle to get past the point where I’m pretty good for a beginner, to get into the point where I’m actually good.”It probably has been Ezra Caldwell’s attitude and his somewhat audacious approach that made him excel on so many different levels. A guy who valued curiosity more than convenience and passion more than prestige. Someone who constantly sought change and challenge, confronting life with a mix of admiration and defiance. He didn’t turn a blind eye to fate, but he did question its obvious signpost – embracing…
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  • Decide This Minute to never Again

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

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

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

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

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

    Matt Catlett
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:57 pm
    Happiness and spirituality. The words should give you a sense of overriding bliss, peace, abundance, and gladness. All those beautiful states really exist, beyond the pithy images conjured up by language. They exist within you, and that’s grace. They are blessings. We have been given glorious gifts. It is sometimes difficult to recover ourselves. That’s [&hellip The post Cultivating the Touch of Sadness appeared first on Programming Life.
  • Taskmaster

    Matt Catlett
    26 Oct 2014 | 1:26 pm
    A loud taskmaster lives in my head. I’m going to tell you a little bit about this madman, because I think he might live in your head too. He gets around. The taskmaster is always on the lookout for things to be done. He has lists and a list of lists. He keeps a calendar [&hellip The post Taskmaster appeared first on Programming Life.
  • Days of Labor, Days of Leisure

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

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

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

  • 5 Mindfulness Exercises To Reduce Stress And Reclaim Joy

    Barrie Davenport
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:57 pm
    Over the last hour, where has your mind been? Have you been intently focused on something, or has your mind been bouncing around from your to-do list, to the phone ringing, to your worries, and then on to any number of unrelated thoughts and distractions? All of that mental chatter is exhausting, especially since most… Continue Reading… The post 5 Mindfulness Exercises To Reduce Stress And Reclaim Joy appeared first on Live Bold and Bloom.
  • How To Break Bad Habits By Forming Good Ones

    Barrie Davenport
    27 Oct 2014 | 5:04 am
    Special Note: The Sticky Habits self-guided course is now open for registration. Learn the simple method for creating indestructible habits that stick for life.  Bad habits creep up on us. One day we smoke that first cigarette, eat that first bag of Cheetos, or discover how easy it is to charge things on… Continue Reading… The post How To Break Bad Habits By Forming Good Ones appeared first on Live Bold and Bloom.
  • 25 Questions To Ask People To Draw Them Out

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

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

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

    JJ Wong
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:54 am
    Priority Quotes No one is busy in this world. It’s all about priorities. Inspiration Boost - Quote of Life, Inspiration and Motivation
  • Positive Mindset Cant be Defeated

    JJ Wong
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:39 am
    Positive Mindset Cant be Defeated No matter what comes your way, shake it off and move forward. When you have a positive mindset, you can’t be defeated. Inspiration Boost - Quote of Life, Inspiration and Motivation
  • Work Hard Success Quotes

    JJ Wong
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:13 am
    Work Hard Success Quotes Work hard in silence, let your success be your noise. Inspiration Boost - Quote of Life, Inspiration and Motivation
  • Life Realization Quotes

    JJ Wong
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:51 am
      Life Realization Quotes Sometimes you have to accept the truth and stop wasting time on wrong people. Inspiration Boost - Quote of Life, Inspiration and Motivation
  • Gratitude Quotes

    JJ Wong
    26 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    Gratitude Quotes Be grateful for what you have, work hard for what you don’t have. Stop complaining, stop wishing, start working. Inspiration Boost - Quote of Life, Inspiration and Motivation
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    The Miracle Forest

  • Solving Difficult Situations with the Wisdom of the World

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Seeing through the illusion of Stability and Security

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

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

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

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

    Oded Ben-Ami
    2 Jul 2014 | 9:20 am
    TV interview with Ann Parillo – July 1, 2014 Schenectady Today – In and Around the Capital Region
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    Soul Sherpa

  • 100 Rules of Happiness: Rule 73

    29 Oct 2014 | 11:44 pm
    Take your chances on love! If you have never loved -- in the true, deep, crazy, irrational, passionate & heartbreaking way -- then you have never lived. So go on, put your heart out there. Take some chances. It’s never too late. Don't be afraid because it's truly better to have loved and lost, than never have loved at all.
  • Goa's Liveliest Street Festival: San Juan

    29 Oct 2014 | 9:52 am
    Goa. Carnival. Easter. Christmas. New Years Eve. Music Festivals. Raves. Destination weddings. That pretty much sums up an outsider’s idea of  festivities in Goa. It’s when they come in hordes. Yuppies, puppies, hippies and all the rest. The place is awash with more tourists than Goans at such times, and festivities are geared to engage the visitors. Then comes June…Rainy, off season. Lush. Beautiful, quiet and most of all, authentic. It’s when #Goa is left to the Goans. And they take to the streets to celebrate a festival that is typical of their Portuguese heritage – San…
  • 100 Rules of Happiness: Rule 72

    27 Oct 2014 | 6:28 am
    Have a Healthy OutletHere’s an odd fact -- Many people with well paying jobs, great careers, beautiful families and fancy homes end up being depressed or breaking down mentally and physically. They take on too much and don’t have a healthy outlet for their fears, failures (real or perceived), nerves, insecurities and struggles. Eventually, these repressed demons raise their head and pull them down. On the other hand, the happiest people have a healthy outlet. They were considerate, humane, possess a rich sense of humour, and are often involved with a routine physical activity. So in order…
  • Anjuna Flea Market, Goa

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

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

  • How to Handle Energy Vampires

    Terri Cole
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:10 am
    In my own life I have a few people whom I love that are Energy Vampires. EVs can be negative complainers who more often than not see the glass as half empty. They can be dramatic and exhausting. They might use guilt to get you to do what they want. You may wonder why I stay in these relationships. Someone being an energy vampire, does not necessarily mean they are evil or bad. An energy vampire is simply someone who requires a lot of energy to be around. You may feel drained after an extended period of time with them. I see most energy vampires as being positivity challenged. It is easy for…
  • 14 Things We Can Learn from Kids

    From Our Community
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:05 am
    A while ago I wrote a post about why we should be more like kids and play more. We all know that having kids makes us happy (that’s at least what they want us to believe until we are able to make up our own minds). I figured that we can actually learn a lot more from kids than just to play more. While observing my niece, and seeing how she approaches life, I was able to recognize a few more things that I and a few other people out there might have lost on the way to adulthood. Things a lot of us lost on our way to seriousness or the real life as my parents used to call it. Here are a few…
  • Don’t Be Afraid of Being Wrong

    Quentin Vennie
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:10 am
    Its no secret, we live in a “now” generation. We’re in an era where anyone can film a video of themselves singing, upload it to YouTube, and become the worlds biggest pop star. We’re in a time where someone can write a blog post and end up as a guest on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday. Any day could literally change the rest of your life. I know this sounds a bit cliche but, possibilities are indeed endless. However, with limitless opportunities and abundant resources, not to mention more millionaires today than ever before in American history, there seems to be something that we as a…
  • Is Stress Really THAT Big of a Deal?

    Robin Lee
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:05 am
    I have been in practice as a Medical Intuitive for over twenty-two years. I have heard so many stories, seen so many health cases that have been given no hope, completely turn around. People think it’s magic when they heal because of what they have been told by highly respectable people. When clients come to me looking for support and guidance, I consistently look for common denominators in lifestyle, diet, and health — to see the best place to anchor in and commit to the journey and path of their wellness. My job is to find the core and true cause of the health issue at hand, to…
  • Keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable.

    Positively Positive
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Related Posts My Shakespearean Revolution: A Rebellion of the Heart Make Room for Your Genius Heart-Heal with Self Compassion Do you light up when your kids are coming in the room or do you become the instant critic?
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    Get Motivated

  • A new start

    31 Oct 2014 | 8:42 am
    It's an end of a month with a new start for a new month and it's also- if I wanted to- a new start for a new life with new promising plans and a new future vision, I just will try more and do much... Visit us to get a full recharge of motivation and get inspired.
  • Your life still goes for the best

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

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

    12 Oct 2014 | 12:45 pm
    We only have one life, but it's enough to do whatever we dream of as long as we don't stop without trying enough. Days may seem the same but each day has its value, its time limit and its... Visit us to get a full recharge of motivation and get inspired.
  • 7 Oct 2014 | 11:16 pm

    7 Oct 2014 | 11:16 pm
    It's not about what  we want to achieve and what we plan, sometimes it's about what my life lacks and can make it better. At times, what we want badly is not what gonna make us happier on the... Visit us to get a full recharge of motivation and get inspired.
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    Left Brain Buddha

  • Make Space and Your Light Will Find Its Way

    Sarah Rudell Beach
    26 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    First Fig My candle burns at both ends;    It will not last the night; But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends—    It gives a lovely light! -Edna St. Vincent Millay We celebrate, as a culture, those who burn the candle at both ends — the devoted teacher who brings the essays home each night to grade, the young associate who works 80-hour weeks to make partner, the parents who selflessly donate their time to the PTA and little league and classroom volunteering. We brag about how busy we are. We pride ourselves on the minimal amount of sleep we require to sustain our lovely light. And…
  • The Answers That Blow in the Wind

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

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

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

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

  • Quick And Easy Tip To A Better Life

    Alecia Lawrence
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Imagine if you could use this one tip to automatically increase the quality of your life and the best thing is… it doesn’t cost a cent. This technique is one of the most under utilized success techniques which we essentially
  • 5 Smoking Hot Benefits Of A Purpose Driven Life

    Alecia Lawrence
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Do you feel at times there is something missing from your life? This may have nothing to do with career finances or relationships… no matter how good each of those respective areas are, you still feel the pull for something
  • The Explosive Power Of Changing Your Zone

    Alecia Lawrence
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    There is a well of explosive power just waiting at your fingertips when you change zone. Its all about stepping outside of your comfort zone. This is a challenge because you tend to be a creature of comfort. Really, who
  • Bulldoze The Roadblocks To Your Dreams

    Alecia Lawrence
    28 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Are you frustrated with the current results you are seeing right now in your life? You are racking your brain trying to figure out why. At time your level of action and the success wax and wane like the tide
  • Super Easy Sure Fire Confidence Boosting Tips

    Alecia Lawrence
    27 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    There’s no denying the connection between your level of success and your confidence. This is something the top gurus in the self growth arena have focused on as a key element of their success training. Think about it, whenever you’ve
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  • Average: Where are you?

    Paul Scavella
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:35 am
    Average! When you think of the word average, what comes to mind? Maybe a C student, maybe someone who comes off the end of he bench for his basketball team. Maybe when you think of the word average you see someone on the job coming in late all the time, a guy who stopped opening […] The post Average: Where are you? appeared first on PAUL SCAVELLA II | BLOGGER WITH POSITIVE AFFIRMATION.
  • Help I’m Drowning: The Human Spirit

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

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

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

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

  • Overcoming the Stress

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

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

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

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

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

  • Problems Suck 2 – Dealing with Difficult People

    Christopher Rither
    25 Oct 2014 | 6:46 pm
    Those difficult people are driving me mad. They make me so angry. I just want to… Sound familiar? Well it should, because this probably has crossed your mind more than you’d like to admit. This by far has to be one of the most sucky problems of all. When the problem is some inanimate object, or difficult situation, then it’s usually easy to fix the inanimate object, or try to change the direction of a situation. However, when dealing with difficult people changing that person requires their willingness to change. Trying to “fix” a person is nearly impossible, and…
  • Facebook Friends… Really?

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

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

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

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

  • 9 Tips to Start Overcoming Impostor Syndrome in The Workplace

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

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

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

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

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

    29 Oct 2014 | 7:11 am
    The spookiest time of the year is just around the corner. As October draws to a close, adults and children alike prepare for the scariest night of all, when ghosts and goblins cavort. If you are someone who likes their house to match the holiday, it’s high time you decked out your home in the trappings of the Halloween season. Below are three ideas to take your abode from bland to boo-tastic! Pumpkin Lanterns There’s nothing eerier than a little light shining from inside a dark house. Placing pumpkin lanterns in your windows or on your front steps is a great way to recreate this glow.
  • 9 Amazing Stories of Incredibly Brave People

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

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

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

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

  • Stress Addiction: It’s Time to Relax

    25 Oct 2014 | 4:44 am
    Roxana Jones shares a little bit of her stressful past life and explains the importance of reducing stress and including relaxation techniques in your life. The post Stress Addiction: It’s Time to Relax appeared first on Roxana Jones, Inspirational Author.
  • Are you Ready to find your Life Purpose?

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

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

    5 Sep 2014 | 1:44 am
    Roxana Jones writes about how she conquered depression and suicidal thoughts by finding her life purpose, understanding addiction and taking responsibility. The post Conquering Depression and Suicidal Thoughts appeared first on Roxana Jones, Inspirational Author.
  • Are you Exploring your Body through your Soul?

    22 Aug 2014 | 1:44 am
    wo weeks ago, I had the privilege to make a pause of te […] The post Are you Exploring your Body through your Soul? appeared first on Roxana Jones, Inspirational Author.
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  • 11 ways to become smarter not genius

    29 Oct 2014 | 2:29 pm
    The post 11 ways to become smarter not genius appeared first on Palchoice. I am not going to make any tall claims. By reading this article you are not going to become an instant genius. I am not going to use killer headline to promote this article either. The article is about the 11 ways to become smarter not genius. To succeed in life who says you need [...] The post 11 ways to become smarter not genius appeared first on Palchoice.
  • How to use post-it notes for creative idea generation

    29 Oct 2014 | 12:14 am
    The post How to use post-it notes for creative idea generation appeared first on Palchoice. Can we use post-it notes for creative idea generation? Most of us use post-it notes to remember things in our daily life. You can find these small square shaped notes on people’s refrigerator, mirrors, doors or walls etc. they are very effective tool to remind you of friends birthdays, your marriage anniversary, important appointments etc. But do you [...] The post How to use post-it notes for creative idea generation appeared first on Palchoice.
  • The geeks 7 Secrets to learn anything

    27 Oct 2014 | 7:33 am
    The post The geeks 7 Secrets to learn anything appeared first on Palchoice. You have to learn new things daily no matter whether you are a student or a professional. Learning new things will always increases your chance to succeed in life. Simple isn’t it? Everybody knows this… Yes but if you are a student new topic in school or college will make you run for cover. And [...] The post The geeks 7 Secrets to learn anything appeared first on Palchoice.
  • How to overcome terrific dip in motivation

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

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

    Academy for Creative Training
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:54 am
    ‘The question who am I?’ is one that every individual seeks an answer to. Yet very few of us get an answer that satisfies us. However we all get tips on who we possibly can be, who we can aim to be, the individual that we aspire to be and the individuality that we allow ourselves to occasionally bloom. One thing is common to all of us; our realisation that we are not perfect. We are forever dissatisfied with who we are; we keep hoping to change into someone better but without having a clear idea of the person we want to metamorphosis into. Shockingly many a successful person, as…
  • Have a cracker of a Diwali by bursting …

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

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

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

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

  • 15 Inspiring Pearls of Wisdom from the Iconic Indians

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

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

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

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

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

  • 50 Best Weight Loss Affirmations To Get Your Perfect Body

    Awesome AJ
    27 Oct 2014 | 8:30 pm
    Do you think losing weight and living a healthy life is difficult? Are you trying to lose weight but not getting successful? Are you trying diet and workout but failing again and again? Every single overweight person on earth wants to lose weight and want to have their body in perfect shape. But, most people failed in achieving that.  If you have tried and failed many times or if you are ready to tried for the first time then you are at the right place. I am going to give you the insight “why you are failing and how you can change that failing habit?” This principle is about using…
  • 5 Quick Manifestation Principles That You Must Remember

    Awesome AJ
    26 Oct 2014 | 8:30 pm
    Do you want to manifest all your dreams quickly? Or You often wonder, How can I manifest my dreams as quickly as possible? Great, Quick Manifestation do exist and it happened to people also. But if you want it, then please hold on. You need to first understand the process and principles behind the quick manifestation. The Law of Attraction or the Universal Process works upon certain principle and today, I am sharing with you the process behind quick manifestations. Many people live their whole life being miserable because they want everything quickly, and in return they almost get nothing. If…
  • Your Dreams Need No Excuse

    Awesome AJ
    25 Oct 2014 | 8:00 pm
    MESSAGE FROM THE UNIVERSE FOR YOU You are the one destined to live your dreams. You are the one chosen to live all the abundance. You believe it or not, you have been chosen to go from Success to Success. Your life is meant to become successful in every area of life. Because there is no existence of failure if you true to yourself. Only people face failure and can not taste success are the one who either not true to themselves or become a victim of the circumstances. You are not a victim, the circumstances are the creation happened within your subconscious knowingly or unknowingly. But if at…
  • 25 Negative Affirmations Stopping You From Becoming A MONEY MAGNET

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

    Awesome AJ
    13 Oct 2014 | 8:30 pm
    MESSAGE FROM THE UNIVERSE FOR YOU Are you living in the past more than you live in the present? Do you love to go through your past memory more than you want to recognise the gift of present? Do you tell yourself more often that you had a beautiful past, but why don’t you have an interesting present? Every time you supposed to plan for your future, you end up longing for your past. Is this you? If you tell me that you had a great past and you love to cherish it, I will say “that’s great”. But every time you think too much about past, and you hate your present or feel scared about…
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  • Discover Why Believing is Never Enough!

    31 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    Many of us believe we can be, have, and do so much more with our lives! But how many of us are actually putting in the work that is needed to make those dramatic changes within our lives?"There is no substitute for hard work."-Thomas A. EdisonHow many of us are waiting for the perfect moment? How many of us are waiting for the perfect opportunity? How many of us are waiting for a magical fairy to knock on our doorstep, to tell us a step by step layout to take appropriate actions? (I'm definitely guilty of this)I once watched a man ask a guru "If we want to succeed in our life, which of these…

    30 Oct 2014 | 1:17 pm
    To those who struggle in the midst of anguish from men who deny our ideas; to follow our dreams and aspirations in life. Let us rejoice to shed our old, to be reborn the greatness that the universe conceived us as, and to our great men who henceforth, what say you?“Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self RelianceFor a moment, let us go back in to time, when you had…
  • Discovering Greatness You Never Knew You Had

    29 Oct 2014 | 11:50 am
    To the moments when you're jogging and you start feeling tired and your legs are giving out... The cake that is being offered, and knowing that you're on a diet to lose weight...The feeling of depression setting in because Life has you on the edge of its cliff...The moments when you slowly start convincing yourself, "it's ok if I give in just this one time..."I'm here to slay those moments, and to abolish any thoughts alike, so you can dig deep within yourself and discover the diamonds you never knew you had.I'd like to start off by asking, what are some things in life, that you have given up…
  • How to Never Worry, and Live Fully Now!

    28 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    There comes a time when we all start to recollect back into the past, to see if our late judgments have benefited us or not; with the time that we have left on this planet Earth. Some examples that triggers these effects are: finding out someone had just gotten married, finding out your friends younger sibling just graduated, and most of all, when we hit a certain age that is of significant.Recently, I received a pleasant surprise from an old friend of mine, that had gotten in contact with me via messaging; to soon realize, that they were thousands of miles away in a different country…
  • How to Reach Your Peak Potential in All Areas of Your Life

    27 Oct 2014 | 12:46 pm
    Many people want to be the "best" they can possibly be, but how can this be achieved without having to ingesting a pill, like the NZT-48 from the movie "Limitless"?Here is a short story that may guide you.There was once a man that had a beautiful family whom the kids loved dearly, that the father would take the time to give them their undivided attention when it was needed. Through the man's bold ambition to take care of his family, he decided to open up a new restaurant. Immediately, the store became the talk of the town for having the best Miso Soup. Every day during lunch time, the…
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    Inspire Leads

  • 25+ Colorful Valentines Day Cards

    Nadia Afandi
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:47 am
    Everyone knows that love is the best and true feeling in this entire world. It is the love which teaches us that why we are in this world. It is the love which helps us to find our purpose in life. Love brings two people together. If we want to make any relation strong then true feelings of love are important to achieve this purpose. So we can say that everything is somehow related with love. There are certain celebrations and events that are associated with love. Among some of the most important festivals, Valentine carries unique value and is famous all over the world. This beautiful day…
  • 25+ Top Class Winter Dresses Designs

    Boss Shb
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:14 pm
    There are many basic necessities of a man in this world without them the existence of mankind may be in danger. Dress is one of the basic necessity. The use of dress is traced as a one of the primitive in human history. Man use leaf and bark to cover the body. With the growth of civilization dress has come to the present position. People of different countries uses different kind of dress according to their cultures and due to climatic conditions. As the climate of the world is continuously changing according to season i.e. there are four seasons winter, autumn, spring and summer. So the…
  • 20+ Beautiful And Smart Elephant Images

    Sania Ali
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:01 am
    Elephant is the beautiful, tall and largest animal which is found in forests all over the world. In Asia it is found in large number in Thailand forests. It is found in Africa forests also. Elephants eat grass, leaves, plants, sugar cane and nuts. These are also kept in zoos in around the world to attract visitors. Everyone especially children have keen interest of watching such a large animal and enjoying riding on it. It is found mostly in grey color. It has a very rough and hard body. It has a very long nose called trunk, with which it defenses itself from other dangerous flesh eating…
  • 25+ Birthday Poems For Wishing

    Boss Shb
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:26 pm
    Birthday is such a day which has a great value and importance in the life of every human. It is important because we were born on this day. It is the day of enjoyment, happiness, cheers and laughter. When a baby is born, everyone is happy. Especially there is no limits of parent’s happiness. They love their children from the core of their heart. So every year birthday is celebrated in the memory of our birth. This day is also wonderful because it spreads the flowers of love. Our family members, friends, relatives and other loved ones came to wish and greet us. They give us many more happy…
  • 30 Exclusive Collection of Pink Wallpaper

    Afzal Ali
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:22 am
    The colour name ‘Pink’ was originated from a flower called Pinks. These Pinks are flowering plants which grow in the Genous Diantus. The word ‘Pink’, as a colour, was first recorded in the 17th Century. In Japan, Pink Colour is associated with the springtime. It is because when Cherry Blossoms bloom in the springtime, they have only pink colour. Even in 1993, Gioia Fonda celebrated a full week holiday for pink colour, called Pink Week. The pink colour is totally associated with Women. Even pink colour’s ribbon is worn for the Breast Cancer Awareness. Pink colour represents a…
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