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  • Pause to Wonder

    Daily Inspiration - Daily Quotes
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:08 pm
    The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.It is the source of all true art and all science.He to whom this emotion is a stranger,who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe,is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.- Albert EinsteinUncertainty that comes from knowledge(knowing what you don't know)is different from uncertainty coming from ignorance.- Isaac Asimov As soon as man does not take his existence for granted,but beholds it as somethingunfathomably mysterious, thought begins.- Albert SchweitzerThat sense of sacredness,that thinking in generations,must begin…
  • Power Tests Integrity

    Daily Inspiration - Daily Quotes
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:08 pm
    Nearly all men can stand adversity,but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.- Abraham LincolnYou can easily judge the character of othersby how they treat those who cando nothing for them or to them.- Malcolm S. Forbes Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishmentand the other by acts of love. Power based on loveis a thousand times more effective and permanentthen the one derived from fear of punishment.- Mohandas (Mahatma) GandhiIf humanity does not opt for integrity we are through completely.It is absolutely touch and go.Each one of us could make the…
  • Harmony of the Soul

    Daily Inspiration - Daily Quotes
    25 Mar 2015 | 9:08 pm
    Grace has been defined as the outward expressionof the inward harmony of the soul.- William HazlittThe winds of grace are always blowing;all we need to do is raise our sails.- AnonymousGrace defies reason and logic.- BonoI know, to banish anger altogetherfrom one's breast is a difficult task.It cannot be achieved through pure personal effort.It can be done only by God's grace.- Mohandas (Mahatma) GandhiGrace isn't just a little prayer you say before receiving a meal.It's a way to live.- Jackie WindspearFurther reading: Serenity in Times of CrisisBe Not UnbendingEverything is a MiracleThe…
  • Need a Miracle? Look Within!

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    Ashton Aiden
    28 Mar 2015 | 12:12 am
    The most basic and fundamental truth of our existence is a miracle… Our very reality is founded upon goodness, love, peace, and joy… This is what we are to our core. The very source of our existence has come from this goodness, and this is truly all that exists. This also means that the negativity we experience in life, whether it be fear, anxiety, sorrow, or anger, is only an illusion. Though this may seem far removed from the experience that most people are having in their life right now, it is possible for anyone and everyone to have an experience of this truth. There are many…
  • Leave Yourself Wanting More

    zen habits
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:23 am
    By Leo Babauta I think most of us have a tendency to do as much as we possibly can. But doing less might be better. When we go to a great restaurant, we want to try all the dishes, eat as much of the delicious food as we can. And we leave overstuffed, sometimes painfully so, and our waistlines expand. When I go for a run, often I’ll want to run as far or as hard as I can … and then I’m exhausted, and less likely to want to run tomorrow. When we go on a trip to a new country, we want to see everything, do as much as possible, and that leaves us exhausted. When we work or read…
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  • Leave Yourself Wanting More

    26 Mar 2015 | 8:23 am
    By Leo Babauta I think most of us have a tendency to do as much as we possibly can. But doing less might be better. When we go to a great restaurant, we want to try all the dishes, eat as much of the delicious food as we can. And we leave overstuffed, sometimes painfully so, and our waistlines expand. When I go for a run, often I’ll want to run as far or as hard as I can … and then I’m exhausted, and less likely to want to run tomorrow. When we go on a trip to a new country, we want to see everything, do as much as possible, and that leaves us exhausted. When we work or read…
  • Fail Faster at Habits

    23 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    By Leo Babauta There are two extremely common obstacles that get in the way of people succeeding at habit change: Messing up on the habit and then quitting. Not starting because the habit change seems to hard or daunting. Have you faced these problems? The answer is almost certainly yes, because pretty much all of us have. The answer to both of these problems is really the same: do the habit. Keep doing it. Keep trying until you figure it out. The problem is that people feel discouraged by failure, or feel overwhelmed or intimidated. The solution is to embrace the “Fail Faster”…
  • The Anti-Bucket List

    19 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    By Leo Babauta Have you ever made a bucket list? For me, they’re incredibly seductive — I love reading other people’s bucket lists, and making my own. But here’s what happens when you make a bucket list: You put this huge burden on yourself to get the list accomplished. As if we don’t already have enough on our to-do lists already! If you don’t do well at pursuing the things on the list, you feel guilty or underaccomplished. If you do well at pursuing the list, you are probably pursuing less-than-meaningful activities. They’re usually just there because…
  • Getting Started with the Discipline Habit

    16 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    By Leo Babauta What do you do if your life is a mess, you have no discipline or routines, can’t stick to anything, procrastinate, and feel out of control? How do you get started with the discipline habit when you have so much to change? You start by washing your dishes. It’s just one small step: when you eat your cereal, wash your bowl and spoon. When you finish drinking coffee or tea, wash your cup. Don’t leave dishes in the sink or counter or table. Mindfully wash your dish, right away. Form this habit one dish at a time, one day at a time. Once you do this for a few…
  • The Case for Caring About Your Work

    12 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    By Leo Babauta Less than a decade ago, it seemed to become a trend to create “passive” income and outsource everything and go live on a beach while the money piled up in your bank account. The idea seemed to be that doing less work is good, and automation is the way to go. I too became lured by that dream for a little while, so I don’t judge anyone who goes down that path. But I’m here to say that there’s another way: doing things yourself, and really caring about the work you do. This is the way of the old craftsman who spends days, even weeks, working on a…
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  • Pause to Wonder

    27 Mar 2015 | 9:08 pm
    The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.It is the source of all true art and all science.He to whom this emotion is a stranger,who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe,is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.- Albert EinsteinUncertainty that comes from knowledge(knowing what you don't know)is different from uncertainty coming from ignorance.- Isaac Asimov As soon as man does not take his existence for granted,but beholds it as somethingunfathomably mysterious, thought begins.- Albert SchweitzerThat sense of sacredness,that thinking in generations,must begin…
  • Power Tests Integrity

    26 Mar 2015 | 9:08 pm
    Nearly all men can stand adversity,but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.- Abraham LincolnYou can easily judge the character of othersby how they treat those who cando nothing for them or to them.- Malcolm S. Forbes Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishmentand the other by acts of love. Power based on loveis a thousand times more effective and permanentthen the one derived from fear of punishment.- Mohandas (Mahatma) GandhiIf humanity does not opt for integrity we are through completely.It is absolutely touch and go.Each one of us could make the…
  • Harmony of the Soul

    25 Mar 2015 | 9:08 pm
    Grace has been defined as the outward expressionof the inward harmony of the soul.- William HazlittThe winds of grace are always blowing;all we need to do is raise our sails.- AnonymousGrace defies reason and logic.- BonoI know, to banish anger altogetherfrom one's breast is a difficult task.It cannot be achieved through pure personal effort.It can be done only by God's grace.- Mohandas (Mahatma) GandhiGrace isn't just a little prayer you say before receiving a meal.It's a way to live.- Jackie WindspearFurther reading: Serenity in Times of CrisisBe Not UnbendingEverything is a MiracleThe…
  • Accepting the Fear of Change

    24 Mar 2015 | 9:08 pm
    Life is defined more by its risks than by its samenesses.- Mary Anne RadmacherI have accepted fear as a part of life -specifically the fear of change...I have gone ahead despite the poundingin the heart that says: turn back.- Erica JongWith courage you will dare to take risks,have the strength to be compassionate,and the wisdom to be humble.Courage is the foundation of integrity.- Keshavan NairNeither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of historyto wait for the train of the future to run over him.- Dwight D. EisenhowerFurther reading: Life's Daring AdventureWhere do you want…
  • Be Simply Yourself

    23 Mar 2015 | 9:08 pm
    Always be a first-rate version of yourself,instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.- Judy GarlandSince you are the one who has to live with your choices,be sure they are your own.- Alan CohenBe simply yourself and don't compare or compete.- Lao TzuIn the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves.The process never ends until we die.And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.- Eleanor RooseveltTrust your own inner guidance.Have faith that your steps arecarrying you toward your dreams.Keep your eyes on the heavensand believe that your feet will carry you…
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  • Need a Miracle? Look Within!

    Ashton Aiden
    28 Mar 2015 | 12:12 am
    The most basic and fundamental truth of our existence is a miracle… Our very reality is founded upon goodness, love, peace, and joy… This is what we are to our core. The very source of our existence has come from this goodness, and this is truly all that exists. This also means that the negativity we experience in life, whether it be fear, anxiety, sorrow, or anger, is only an illusion. Though this may seem far removed from the experience that most people are having in their life right now, it is possible for anyone and everyone to have an experience of this truth. There are many…
  • Living True Happiness

    Gina Baker
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:12 am
    Our life is full of many opportunities for us. Coincidentally, it is also full of many perceived barriers that we might allow to prevent us from engaging in these opportunities. I have loved living a life of opportunity and not predetermining my destiny with the thought “I can’t”. Even with a great number of possibilities available to us, it is likely there are too many things to accomplish in this life and perhaps not everything is possible as we imagine it. The important thing here is while we may have a long list of ‘to-do’s’, we are working on crossing…
  • Knowing and then living your life purpose, more than anything else, keeps the fires going for a life of inspiration.

    Bruce Painter
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:10 am
    This post was originally published on Leave a comment or share this post by visiting Knowing and then living your life purpose, more than anything else, keeps the fires going for a life of inspiration..
  • Losing 10 lbs or adding $100k to your bank account won’t make you more magnificent than you already are.

    Inspire Me Today
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    This post was originally published on Leave a comment or share this post by visiting Losing 10 lbs or adding $100k to your bank account won’t make you more magnificent than you already are..
  • En-courage Courage!

    Mark McIntosh
    26 Mar 2015 | 12:12 am
    If there is one piece of advice I would offer you, it’s this: never – and I despise using absolute words like “never” – never stop encouraging yourself and others in the pursuit of worthy goals. This advice is inspired by the definition of the word encouragement, which is “to give hope and confidence to.” Can you imagine what this world would look like if we were constantly infusing others with hope and confidence? What would this world look like if EVERYONE was walking around with hope and confidence – despite the challenges they face in life?
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    Think Simple Now

  • Living Authentically: A Personal Story

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

    Rebecca A. Watson
    16 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    A while back, my husband and I took a vacation into the southwest deserts of the United States. We were driving through a particularly affluent area when my husband made a sarcastic remark about how much money everything cost. I was quick to join in, but then I realized that one of our goals was to create wealth like that for ourselves. I asked him, “How can we ridicule something we desire? How will we ever attain something like that when we shun it now?” It was a big question that stunned us both into silence. Since then, we’ve been working hard to understand our money stories and how…
  • 4 Questions to Help You Find Your Passion

    Guest of TSN
    9 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    I woke up earlier than usual and stayed in bed with the sheet pulled up to my chest thinking. How is it that I’ve come to live someone else’s life? The apartment was quiet. Early mornings were the perfect time to think. As a child, I knew exactly what I wanted to be. I wanted to take pictures of nature and write magical stories. As an adult, those dreams became distant. I listened to the cacophony of voices around me, and they all knew what I should want. They all knew what I needed to do: go to college, get a stable job, get married, buy a house, have children, work hard until…
  • 7 Tips for More Confidence

    Kayla Albert
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    At the age of 12, after a rigorous audition and interview process, I was accepted into a local art school. While I had taken art classes nearly all my life, I wasn’t entirely convinced that I had talent that could even come close to the artists that this particular school churned out year after year. I thought that receiving the acceptance letter might be validation enough to convince me that I was capable of doing what I had set out to do — that I had enough natural talent, and now all I needed was specialized instruction. Instruction, it turns out, wasn’t what I needed. Confidence…
  • How to Unlock Creativity

    Jackie Johansen
    23 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    I have always wanted to be an artist. I deeply admired the lives of the painters, the writers, the firestarters, the life wranglers. I longed to be one of them. I longed to fiercely create, to share my voice boldly, just like they did. However, for most of my life, I never felt creative. I remained behind the scenes, insecure in my voice and expression, disempowered. I looked longingly at the ones who shared themselves freely — the ones that created art, who were improvisational, messily graceful and who loved wildly. Over the years, I dabbled in painting, fashion design, culinary arts,…
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  • Why Do We Have To Make Others Wrong To Be Right?

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

    17 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    When it comes to leadership, we can draw inspiration from many places — even from nature. Take for instance the great northern geese, shrewd and wild birds with a lot to teach us. Unity. A flock of great northern geese will fly thousands of miles in a perfect V formation. As each bird moves its wings, it creates an uplift for the bird that is following. It’s estimated that their formation flying is 70 percent more efficient than flying alone. We prosper when we share a common direction and sense of community. We can get where we are going faster and better when we are traveling…
  • The Power Of Parting: 7 Things You Need to Stop Doing

    10 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    A young man came to his wise leader and asked how he could be a better leader. The wise leader said, “Let me pour you a cup of tea.” And so he started pouring a cup of tea; he kept pouring and pouring and pouring until the young man screamed, “Stop! The cup is full.” And the wise leader looked at the young man and said, “Exactly. Your cup is full, and unless you empty your cup first—unless you are ready to part with things you are holding on to—there will be no room for new wisdom, new ideas, new innovation, new reasoning, new anything. There is great wisdom in parting.” The…
  • Lead From Where You Are And With All That You Have

    3 Mar 2015 | 6:03 am
    How many times have you heard yourself say If only I had the right role … the right job … the right business … the right opportunity, then I would step into my leadership. But that role, position, opportunity, or business may never come along. So when is the right moment to start leading? That moment is now, right where you are. If you can’t start from where you want to be, how do you start from where you are? Here are some ways to clear the path: Develop yourself. To lead others, you must first learn to lead yourself. As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to…
  • Your Attitude Is Everything If You Want To Succeed

    24 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    When it comes to success, many of us never even think about our attitude. Most of us are so busy just trying to live our lives, with all our hundred responsibilities and our thousand tasks and our million commitments, that we find ourselves often reacting to our lives instead of responding to them. Successful leaders don’t have fewer problems than unsuccessful leaders—they just have a different attitude. The remarkable thing is that we have a choice every day regarding our attitude: Don’t get locked into negative thoughts where you’ve experienced difficult times in the past. Any ill…
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    Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog

  • The New Conscious Heart Workshop

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

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

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

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

    Steve Pavlina
    24 Feb 2015 | 3:30 pm
    In the final afternoon of the Conscious Life Workshop in August 2014, I gave the group of 125 attendees a special challenge — to come up with a co-creative project that would provide value to others and that we could all do together in about 90 minutes. I played facilitator and referee during this time, but the group was responsible for coming up with their own idea and then implementing it. After about 30 minutes of brainstorming and many rounds of voting, they settled on doing a massive hugfest on Fremont Street in Downtown Vegas, which was within easy walking distance from our…
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    The Chief Happiness Officer Blog

  • Catch me on CNN Turkey tomorrow

    24 Mar 2015 | 3:01 am
    I just did a really fun interview for CNN Turkey. It goes out tomorrow at 4pm when they’re transmitting live from the conference I’m speaking at.
  • How to get out of an unhappy job

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

    23 Mar 2015 | 1:13 pm
    I’m in Istanbul to do a couple of gigs AND to celebrate the launch of Happy Hour is 9 to 5 in Turkish. I even spotted it in a book shop :) Get it right here.
  • 3 Things Your Workplace Can Learn from Parks and Recreation

    13 Mar 2015 | 6:54 am
    The TV show Parks and Recreation recently ended and while I was sad to see it go, the final episodes were awesome and very satisfying. I have admired the show for a while not just for being very funny and moving but also for how much the cast and crew obviously loved their work. Here are 3 lessons any workplace could stand to learn from the cast of Parks and Rec. 3: Have someone nice at the top In this clip Chris Pratt talks about the positive atmosphere they had on the set and how that started with their biggest star (#1 on the call sheet) Amy Poehler. 2: Give people freedom to screw…
  • What makes you unhappy at work? Participate in our survey.

    13 Mar 2015 | 5:41 am
    Normally our work is focused very much on the positive when we help our clients become happier workplaces. But it is equally important to know what makes us unhappy at work and do our best to eliminate these frustrations. So we’ve set up a survey and want to know how often you have bad days at work and what makes them bad. The survey has 12 quick questions and should take 4-5 minutes to fill out. We look forward to seeing and sharing the results. Loading…
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    Self Help Daily

  • ‘Cause You Got Per-son-al-ity - Walk Personality, Talk Personality, Smile Personality...

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

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

    13 Mar 2015 | 2:25 pm
    Why Setting Goals is ImportantBelow is an article written by Angel  from Self Help Garden. It’s all about setting personal goals… which is, to be honest, where self improvement magic really begins. – Joi  Setting Personal Goals by Angel In thіs short article І am going tо lay оut а fеw components thаt еvеrу goal must hаvе sо thаt іt іs nоt јust аnоthеr “Νеw Year’s Resolution” thаt gеt tossed inside thе “wіsh bin.” Тhеsе components аrе key pieces іn Personal Goals setting аnd will mаkе thе difference…
  • How We Can Use Cognitive Therapy to Conquer Fears

    11 Mar 2015 | 10:12 am
    Fears come in a huge range of shapes and sizes. Fears can be minor, or can be so cripplingly large that they affect the way you live your life and how you go about from day to day. In most cases, we live with our minor fears, simply avoiding things we find uncomfortable, avoiding situations in which these fears might pop up. For others however, it is not so simple. The two types of Fear; Irrational and Rational, can both be a major cause for concern in you to enjoy life as it comes. Rational Fears; fears that are based off of solid evidence or a personal experience, are healthy fears to have,…
  • 10 Tips for Starting Your Own Blog - There's A Lot to Consider Before You Write Your First Word

    10 Mar 2015 | 9:27 am
    There's A Lot to Consider Before You Write Your First Word My boss, Alexa, questioning a post title. I recently received an e-mail from a VERY sweet lady who was interested in beginning her own inspirational blog. She asked, like many have over the years, if I had any tips, suggestions, or advice. I thought I could actually best serve her (and possibly even you, if you have an interest in this sort of thing) by devoting a post to the subject. Jumping right into the Top 10, I will start with the most important tip of all….  1.  Be absolutely certain this is what you want to do.
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    Box of Crayons

  • Mary Beth O’Neill’s 5 Essential Books for the Dynamics of Change in Relationship Systems

    27 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Mary Beth O’Neill is one of my heroes.Her powerful concept is that most people have either backbone or heart, but not both. Her work is about finding that sweet spot where you can bring the two into balance, and be clear about your position, but also connected to the people you’re working with. I am insanely enthusiastic about her book Executive Coaching with Backbone and Heart, and feel that her work has the ability to really shift the impact that coaching can have in an organization. I’m also so happy that she graciously agreed to be my guest blogger and share her Five Essential…
  • Leo Babauta on Mastering the Art of Change

    26 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    The interview was conducted before the holidays, when Leo Babauta of Zen Habits was promoting his new book, Zen Habits: Mastering the Art of Change, through Kickstarter. He is a guy who I have long known, admired and liked. Leo was one of the very first guests on this podcast, five or six years ago. So, it’s great to have him back. His new book, Zen Habits, delves into how to change habits and deal with life changes, frustrations with others, and more. In this interview, Leo and I discuss: The myths and misconceptions around change, and why to-do lists don’t work Why triggers and…
  • Twofer Tuesday: On Late Night Emails & Crazy Questions

    24 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Have you joined our Tools for the Time-Crunch Manager LinkedIn group?  It’s designed to inspire and help you conquer the day-to-day challenges of your workday! We often share resources like this… Is 24/7 the new 9-5? Let’s hope not. It can be tempting to light up both ends of the candle at the same time (so to speak). But what does that truly accomplish? This recent Harvard Business Review article outlines the pitfalls of always being “on.” Chasing improved productivity by being glued to computers and mobile devices – even during “off” hours – actually winds up being…
  • Great Work Provocation

    Michael Bungay Stanier
    23 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    What are you telling yourself? Are you being your own harshest critic? It’s time to silence the negative self-talk. Stop tripping yourself up and get out of your own way. Get rid of the behaviours that are not serving you well. You can do this. Go out there and be Great!
  • Jamie Broughton’s Hard Won Wisdom

    20 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Jamie Broughton is Canada’s premier expert at growing and leveraging Emerging Leaders in organizations. Author of The Emerging Leader, he has addressed audiences across Canada on the topics of leadership and high-performance. In addition, he has written for the HR Professional, Profit Magazine and been featured in The Globe and Mail and on CBC radio. So, you can understand why I was thrilled that he graciously contributed to my new report, Hard Won Wisdom. His insights into perception and its impact on our reactions and reality are truly eye-opening. You’ll find Jamie’s insights…
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    Personal Development for the 21st Century

  • Choose Books for Financial Success

    12 Mar 2015 | 3:39 am
    "Poor people have big TV’s. Rich people have big libraries." - Jim Rohn See more at:
  • I'm Too Old To Start a Business at 50

    12 Mar 2015 | 3:22 am
    People often tell me they are TOO OLD to start in business or even succeed in any venture. You are only too old if you believe that. If you believe that age is just a number and not defining reason then anything is possible.Click here for some examples of people who found extraordinary success with new business "late in life": Ray Croc, the founder of McDonalds, sold paper cups and milkshake mixers until 52. Ariana Huffington started Huffington Post at 54. John Pemberton invented Coca Cola at 55. Of course, no one is saying…
  • Join Harold Fry on His Unlikely Pilgrimage

    29 May 2014 | 5:26 am
    I can recommend the charming novel "The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry" by Rachel Joyce which was her first novel and The Sunday Times bestseller.It is the story of Harold who receives a letter informing him that a former colleague, Queenie, is dying of cancer in a hospice. His attempts to write a goodbye letter fail miserably and on the way to the postbox, he decides, through a chance conversation, that a letter is inadequate and that he should walk more than 400 miles "to save Queenie's life".  As if he could, but the story develops and he becomes a national hero, others joining in…
  • Forgiveness is The Act of Unchaining Yourself

    21 Jan 2014 | 8:06 am
    "To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you." - Lewis B. Smedes Most of us carry around anger, resentment, jealousy, or some other negative emotion directed to others. Unless dealt with, they will eventually start to broadly affect the quality of our lives and those around us. Forgiveness is the act of unchaining yourself from thoughts and feelings that bind you to an offense, imagined or real, committed against you. It is a commitment to a process of growth and change. The first step is to recognize the value of forgiveness and the positive impact it can have…
  • Failing Over and Over Leads to Success

    15 Jan 2014 | 5:02 am
    "I've missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed." - Michael JordanStay hungry. Be focused and you'll achieve the things you want.
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    Aspire Higher Motivational Quotes

  • Your Name – Poem

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

    8 Oct 2014 | 7:55 pm
    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! ]]
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  • The Difference Between Being Good and Being Great? How Quickly You Get Back on Track!

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

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

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

    Josh Hinds
    7 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    When I was a young person, one of my mentors told me, “If you want to get something done, ask someone who’s already busy to do it.” This seemed counter-intuitive or even ridiculous to me then. Today, while I can’t explain why it works, experience has, indeed, taught me that people who are already getting a lot done seem to be most able to do more. In a recent study of college students, it was revealed that students who worked a part-time job up to 20 hours per week in addition to their coursework actually performed better and got higher grades than their fellow students who…
  • A Foolproof Formula for Choosing a Better Life

    Josh Hinds
    5 Feb 2015 | 12:27 pm
    We’ve all heard the clichés about how being happy is as simple as choosing it. The truth is, being happy isn’t a choice – being happy and leading a wonderful life is the result of a multitude of choices. It’s hard to always know whether what we’re doing is a foolproof decision, but there are certain choices that we can make every day that will guarantee a better life. As my favorite quote goes, “life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you react to it.” Only you can choose the attitude you’re going to have in life, and it will ultimately determine…
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    Danielle LaPorte: white hot truth + sermons on life

  • How to burn your patterns… and accidentally belong with Zen Buddhists.

    26 Mar 2015 | 6:50 am
    I snuck a temple pic. But’s it’s okay… I’m with the band, man! I’ve walked by it a thousand times — a Zen Buddhist temple on a busy corner of my neighbourhood. Always intrigued. Always too busy, or had the dog with me, or bags of groceries. Curious for YEARS, but really, actually, just a bit scared to check it out. Shy and reverent. Reverently shy. Until a recent Sunday. Walking home from the lake, the temple was open for business and buzzing. “I could blend with the crowd,” I thought. I went to the foyer altar and inhaled the incense. And… I about-faced…
  • Sacred ink for your beautiful body. My Tattoo Collection launches TODAY!

    24 Mar 2015 | 5:38 am
    The word “tattoo” comes from the Tahitian word ‘tatau’, which means ‘to mark something’. Not just to physically mark the body, but to put down an intentional marker, to make a statement, a living reminder. A tattoo is a declaration of what you cherish. Introducing… The Danielle LaPorte Tattoos Collection. Sacred ink for your body temple. Temporary, of course — for freedom. Featuring: Brave Love Joy is Power Sacred Geometry Collection #1 Core Desired Feelings Collection #1 Core Desired Feelings Collection #2 Core Desired Feelings Collection #3 Core Desired Feelings…
  • How do you set your standards and ethics? With one simple question.

    23 Mar 2015 | 9:01 am
    I’ll make this backstory short: Someone tried to fuck me over. It had to do with the troublesome trifecta: trademarks, money, and blatant stupidity. End of backstory. So #TeamDanielle had a series of conversations about how to handle the character whom I shall call, Missy Menace (that’s generous, I think.) The following logic and facts were floated: Well… Missy Menace started out as a super fan. So MM must have a good heart underneath it all. Maybe it’s not intentional. Maybe MM is just truly daft to the law. MM is acting in very poor taste, but maybe MM is trying to…
  • 3 questions everyone on a team should answer.

    19 Mar 2015 | 4:58 pm
    Job descriptions have their function — they’re better when you put a human touch on them. Here’s an exercise #TeamDanielle now runs through, thanks to Steph, our head of People Potential. Each person tells the team, in plain language: 1. What I am in charge of is… 2. What I do every day is… 3. What you can count on me for is… The style of delivery was wildly different for each person. Some of us were very matter of fact and detailed. Some of us were more big picture about it. When we each shared our statements, it gave everyone an opportunity to fill in…
  • The Principles of Active Waiting vs. feeling-like-a-loser, losing-your-mind kind of waiting…

    16 Mar 2015 | 7:59 am
    I’ve learned a lot about waiting in the last while. I can’t say I’m a fan of waiting for what I want but I’ve finally learned to harness the waiting periods in a new way. Some might call it the virtue of patience, but I’ll never admit to becoming patient. I have a reputation to protect. Inactive waiting is total hell. It’s a sure way to get stuck, slip into complaining, and let your creativity get all flabby. You put things on hold. You start paying rent in One Day Some Day Town. You see everything around you as “not quite what I’m waiting for.” And then you get…
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  • Infuse Your Aura with Fruit and Water

    Kala Ambrose
    12 Mar 2015 | 1:16 pm
    Infusion Pitcher When I teach about how to clear, cleanse and restore the aura, I mention seven techniques which were used in the ancient healing temples to help people heal at the mind, body and spirit level. Their techniques included restoring and rejuvenating the aura energy fields using fresh fruits and vegetables.  In my Activate Your Aura Course, I share how colors, foods, crystals and natural elements enhance the aura and how becoming aware of the emotional and mental state can enhance or deflate the aura. One of the techniques to activate your aura is to work with color and surround…
  • Kala’s Writing Tip #4 – Write About What You Know and What You Love

    Kala Ambrose
    5 Mar 2015 | 9:29 am
    Today’s Writing Tip is to Write About What You Know and What You Love Recently there’s been a trend to jump to a hot topic in writing, one where everyone else seems to be making big money and receiving huge accolades for their work in this genre. You may have noticed this change in an author that you’ve been following for a while, like a romance author.  For years, you have been enjoying her sweet tales of love and courtship and are excited to hear that she has a new book coming out. Knowing that you love this author, you pre-order the book, not even paying attention to the book…
  • Are You Ready to Discover Your Hidden Psychic Talents

    Kala Ambrose
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:18 am
    I don’t remember when I first heard the term “psychic”.   In my world, it had always been referred to by different names.   I grew up in Louisiana, where people who had this abilitywere referred to as people who:- had the sight- had the gift- knew things- walked with spiritMy parents realized early on that I had this ability and it wasn’t a surprise to them as others in my family had similar gifts including my grandfather and my great-grandmother who supported her family reading tea leaves and tarot cards.  My mother also had these abilities and over time, I’ve seen that…
  • Kala’s Writing Tip #3 Seek Adventure

    Kala Ambrose
    1 Mar 2015 | 5:13 am
    Ready to write an amazing story? Begin not by sitting down at the computer and typing, but rather, go out and seek adventure! Great writing comes from emotion and the wisdom of experience, especially by having either participated in a wonderfully divine moment or lamenting the loss of no longer having that person, place or thing available to you. We long for what we can not have, what has slipped through out fingers, and what we once had available to us and now miss.  We regret missed opportunities and not appreciating what we once had available and offered to us daily.  These observations…
  • Releasing Negative Energy from the Aura

    Kala Ambrose
    28 Feb 2015 | 11:17 am
    If you’ve read my book, The Awakened Aura or taken my How to Activate Your Aura course, you know I share a variety of ways to remove old energy from your aura. One quick way to help release negative energy from our auric field is to take a shower. As the water moves down your body, visualize all of the negative energy floating away from your body with the water as it pours down the drain and flows away from you. Once the old energy has been washed away, it’s time to infuse the aura with new colors and energy! The use of color is very helpful to bring in energy to the aura…
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  • Remembering the Importance of Badassery

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

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

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

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

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

  • Red Flags In Relationships – Pay Attention

    Walter Jacobson
    21 Mar 2015 | 7:26 am
    At the beginning of a relationship we are filled with so much infatuation and hope, we ignore the red flags and further invest in the relationship which may ultimately not be in our best interests. The post Red Flags In Relationships – Pay Attention appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
  • Not Paying Attention is an Accident Waiting to Happen

    Walter Jacobson
    21 Mar 2015 | 7:20 am
    Many “accidents” are avoidable because they are the result of us not paying attention, not being careful and cautious, not seeing the handwriting on the wall. The post Not Paying Attention is an Accident Waiting to Happen appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
  • How To Deal With Resistance

    Walter Jacobson
    18 Mar 2015 | 8:55 am
    Pay attention. Recognize resistance. And either disengage or proceed with caution. Otherwise, you are asking for trouble. The post How To Deal With Resistance appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
  • How To Deal With Toxic People

    Walter Jacobson
    15 Mar 2015 | 11:38 am
    When you can’t avoid toxic people in your space, you can neutralize their negativity with your mind. The post How To Deal With Toxic People appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
  • Feelings Aren’t Facts

    Walter Jacobson
    7 Mar 2015 | 7:37 am
    When someone says something and we feel they are attacking us, we assume the feeling is a fact, we get defensive and angry, we attack back. But oftentimes the feeling is irrational, it’s based on our insecurities, our low self-esteem, and if we take the time to not react, to look at the data, we may discover that we are misinterpreting, overreacting, catastrophizing, and that we don’t need to go there. If we make this choice, we are happier, our relationships are healthier, our lives get better. The post Feelings Aren’t Facts appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
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    Escape Adulthood with Kim & Jason

  • #Notarule Caption Contest

    28 Mar 2015 | 1:01 pm
    Caption contest! What rule is being broken here? Winner will receive an 8×10 print of their choice! Leave a comment below – winner announced right here.
  • Saturday Morning Sprinkles: Urban Treehouse Edition

    28 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    • Italian architect Luciano Pia designed an apartment complex in Turin that makes residents feel like they live in a giant urban tree-house. More, please. • If you’re not clear about what you want out of life, life will just happen to you. A great little post by my friend Scott and how his unconventional decision at a job fair years ago completely changed his life. • These colorful art installations made with candy are pretty darn neat. • Graffiti gone awesome: An anonymous artist adds Wile E. Coyote and the Roadrunner to the Acme Foundry Company in Minneapolis. Finally, some…
  • This Week In Rule Breaking

    27 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Rules that don’t exist are all around us, and they can keep us from living a life of awesome. In honor of the upcoming release of Penguins Can’t Fly, we are posting a different rule every day on our various social media accounts, using the hashtag #notarule. Some are rules we’ve uncovered, others have been shared with us from people like you. Follow along on Instagram or Facebook or share your own rule here! Gina Goodbred submitted this one. Mixing holidays really makes Adultitis uneasy. Good. My son will choose french fries over ice cream. Every. Single. Day. He is not a…
  • Read the First Three Chapters of Penguins Can’t Fly for Free

    26 Mar 2015 | 7:51 am
    The book doesn’t officially come out until June 23rd, but you can read the first few chapters of Penguins Can’t Fly +39 Other Rules That Don’t Exist right now. For free. When we were kids, we were winning at life. But as we got older, Adultitis began to set in, and we got inundated with a bunch of rules that don’t exist. Things like “act your age,” “hide your wrinkles,” and “hate Mondays.” Following these so-called rules is a terrific way to stress you out, sap your energy, and ensure a boring life. But there’s a better way. This…
  • How to Make Spring Cleaning Way More Fun

    24 Mar 2015 | 11:57 am
    Last week we hosted a live party over on Facebook to celebrate the end of winter. (Winter exacted her revenge by dumping several inches of snow on us a few days later, which obviously proves that Winter has Adultitis.) Anyway, it was a fun and frantic online hangout filled with laughter and lively discussion. One of the topics that came up was spring cleaning. Namely, how to make it more FUN. (Is it even possible?) You could try what my two-year-old son Ben did last year, which was to just throw everything out the window. Or you could try some of these gems, shared by some fellow Escape…
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    The BridgeMaker

  • How to Keep Your Faith Strong

    Alex Blackwell
    25 Mar 2015 | 5:20 pm
    Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase – Martin Luther King, Jr. Life can be bittersweet sometimes. There are some days when it seems like every wish or dream is coming true. And then there are some days when the clouds begin to fill in and block the light. It’s on these darker days when your faith is needed most. Focusing on your faith every day is essential to keeping it resilient and ready to go. Here are eight ways to keep your faith strong so it can help you through the tough times. Life can be bittersweet sometimes. There are some days when…
  • Brother

    Alex Blackwell
    22 Mar 2015 | 11:31 am
    “As long as there is love and memory, there is no true loss.” – Cassandra Clare Brother, Seeing the lilies nudge up from the cold earth helps me remember your birthday will be here soon. The sign of spring is comforting to see. Spring reminds me of you Brother. I believe it learned how to spread hope from you. Since you’ve been gone I’ve noticed the winters are getting harder. You may not believe this, but the cold affects me now. I remember when we worked the morning newspaper route together. Moving from house to house didn’t bother me when we were kids. No gloves and maybe a…
  • Set Your Soul on Fire

    Alex Blackwell
    15 Mar 2015 | 2:48 am
    Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames – Rumi Is there a hole in your heart you can’t explain? Is there a hunger inside of you that’s not being satisfied? Is your soul ready to catch fire and burn for something so meaningful that your life will change forever? Igniting the spark When you sense the hole or feel the hunger, it’s your soul telling you that it’s time to ignite the spark and light up the world with your amazing colors. Simply put, when you discover your passion and let the fire burn, then you are living on purpose – you are following your passion.
  • Moving Forward with Gratitude

    Colin Belyea
    8 Mar 2015 | 7:39 am
    Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. – William Arthur Ward About a year after I finished my university degree, I awoke realizing that I was not happy at all. I had taken a job in Asia teaching English on the vague assumption that I might there find (or figure out) what I wanted to do with my life. I was lost, and getting even more lost seemed like it might help. I had spent those four previous years of college being whoever I thought I needed to be to make the best of each situation. I talked Plato with my philosophy classmates. I played…
  • How to Spread Real Love

    Alex Blackwell
    8 Mar 2015 | 12:13 am
    If you’re going to love someone or something then don’t be a slow leaking faucet – be a hurricane. – Shannon L. Alder There’s only one thing that will change the world. It won’t be the words we speak; the books we write or the donations we make. While these things can make the world shine a little brighter, if they aren’t done with love then they don’t stand a chance of lasting through the night. But what will cut through the darkness and create a path so wide that the entire world can walk though it is love – real love. I’m talking the kind of love that…
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    The Cracker Lady's House

  • Terror On Alt 95

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

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

    5 Mar 2015 | 6:07 am
    The Yellow BoxBrothers -- I had two.  They were as different as salt and pepper. No they were not black and white, but in flavor they were distinctively unique.  The room they shared illustrates their differences. One side was very neat.  The bed was made neatly.  All the clothes were picked up and hung in the closet or folded perfectly in his dresser drawers.  This side belonged to my brother Dan. Dan was eighteen months younger than me and eighteen months older than our youngest brother.  He was a perfectionist from birth and would go bonkers when things were…
  • Baseball and Mosquitoes

    4 Feb 2015 | 12:38 pm
    Baseball and MosquitoesIt was one of those hot dry-your-eyeballs-out kind of days and I was board.  My nine year old mind decided to go visit my friend Rebecca, who lived across town, which in reality was only about four blocks away, but to me seemed quite a distant.  Rebecca was a few years older than me.  She was a sandy-haired Alabama girl with a Southern accent, which made her a weird bird to us Nevada kids.  She was constantly putting on chap stick, because the dry Nevada air caused her lips to chap and split. We became acquainted through our mothers.  My mother…
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    17 Nov 2014 | 7:41 am
    In remembrance of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, I am re-posting my original story from my November 2009 blog.The Day JFK DiedNovember 22, 1963, Yerington, Nevada     As a sophomore in high school I sat looking at the clock in my English class, when the principle’s voice came over the loud speaker. “We regret to inform you that President Kennedy has been assassinated. School is dismissed. Go home and be with your family.”My mouth dropped; I could not take my eyes off the speaker box that hung over the door. I numbly heard the gasps and cries of my…
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    Your Voice of Encouragement

  • Tim Duncan and The Importance of Servant Leadership

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

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

    20 Feb 2015 | 7:39 am
    Guest Post by Joanie Connell, Ph.D.A mom confided in me she had gotten so frustrated with her 7-year-old daughter that she started crying. She said that once her daughter saw her crying, her daughter immediately stopped misbehaving and came over and held her to comfort her. The mom was beating herself up for letting that happen, but I offered a different perspective.Look at what the daughter learned from that experience. Her behavior frustrated someone so much that it led them to cry. When someone cries it’s good to comfort them. And, the mom got over it and was fine after that. How…
  • Personal Strengths of a 12 Year-Old Boy

    10 Feb 2015 | 2:13 pm
    Ned, watching birds with his camera (photo by Charm Peterson)Last weekend I was in charge of a bird-watching (aka “birding”) field trip to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The 100 participants ranged in age from 12 to 92. Talk about diversity!Often when preteens or teens attend, they’re accompanying parents who are eager to introduce them to the world of birds.In this instance, two 12 year-old boys brought their mothers along. I knew one of the boys, Ned, because he’s a member of our local bird club. He’s been an avid birder for two years and has accompanied my husband Lee and me…
  • The Experience Transformer: Dan Sullivan’s Formula

    3 Feb 2015 | 9:53 am
    What if this happened to you?Your flight has arrived in Atlanta, and you’ve connected with your limo driver. You set your briefcase in the top tray of his luggage cart while he places your other bags on the lower shelf. You arrive at the limo and get in the car while he puts the luggage in the trunk. After you arrive at your hotel, you discover the briefcase is not there. When you tell the driver he forgot to pack your briefcase, he denies it was in the cart. At this point, you insist that he take you back to the airport so you can search for the briefcase. He reluctantly agrees to do…
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    Building Personal Strength

  • 3 Signs of a Healthy Team

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

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

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

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

    7 Jan 2015 | 1:47 pm
    After the third time my business partner, MeredithBell, raved about Judy Robinett’s book, How to Be a Power Connector (McGraw-Hill, 2014), I decided I should read it. Meredith is almost never wrong about these things.The book arrived the day before I left to go SCUBA diving in Bonaire with friends, so I brought it with me to read on the plane. By the time I'd returned, I'd read it cover-to-cover, very slowly, twice, meticulously underlining hundreds of need-to-remember passages.This is the most important success/professional development book I've read in decades. For me it’s a…
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  • Why Successful Leaders Focus On Giving Over Getting

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

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

    Tanveer Naseer
    10 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    The following is a guest piece by Innovation Excellence co-founder Rowan Gibson.Today’s corporate leaders are under intense pressure to deliver continuous business growth. But where exactly is this growth supposed to come from? What most companies understand now is that the only way to drive profitable growth and wealth creation over the longer term is to innovate.In my new book “The 4 Lenses of Innovation”, I outline four proven ways to generate the new strategic opportunities that will power your company’s future growth. One of them is the ability to look at your organization not as…
  • The Leadership Legacy Of A Childhood Hero

    Tanveer Naseer
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    As a writer, there’s a natural tendency to examine events to see how they can shape our understanding of things and generate ideas that can be shared with others. It’s from that perspective that this piece that came to mind on the news of the passing of one of my childhood heroes, Leonard Nimoy, and what insights could be gleaned on looking back at the impact his life has had on so many around the world.As is the case with many scientists, Star Trek inspired within me a deep love for both real-world science and science fiction. But it’s not just scientists who have been…
  • 3 Lessons On How To Promote Successful Collaborations

    Tanveer Naseer
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    One of the benefits I garner through my work are opportunities to collaborate with different groups and individuals. Through these collaborations, I not only get the chance to learn and understand different perspectives, but to discover new ways to work with people who have different approaches to guide things forward.Of course, as with anything in life, not all collaborations are created equal. Although I look forward to future collaborations with many of the people and groups I’ve worked with in the past, there are some collaborations that were not as satisfying or rewarding. Not so…
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    Feed the Beauty

  • A Good Should from Diane Von Furstenberg

    17 Mar 2015 | 3:04 pm under: Art of Aging Tagged: aging gracefully, aging with style, baby boomer women, Diane Von Furstenberg, inner beauty, The Art of Aging
  • 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
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    Interruption Management

  • More, and Shorter, Meetings

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

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

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

    5 Mar 2015 | 5:49 am
    "Technology reduces the amount of time it takes to do any one task but also leads to the expansion of tasks that people are expected to do." – Juliet Schor
  • Major Disruption: A Hacked Password

    25 Feb 2015 | 5:26 am
    Using any of the 25 most popular passwords of 2014 is highly risky. A hacked password equals no breathing space. Instead make up something more complex, with random letters and numbers, such as ij6ko40d1. Or use an acronym and numbers known only to you, such a mwdSin12 ("my wonderful dog Skippy is now 12").These are a hackers delight:      1. 123456 (Rank unchanged from 2013)      2. password (Unchanged)      3. 12345 (Up 17)      4. 12345678 (Down 1)      5. qwerty (Down…
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    Scott Grossberg | Thinking Magically™

  • Thinking Magically™ | Finally Making Yourself Great

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

    15 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Crying is all right in its way while it lasts. But you have to stop sooner or later, and then you still have to decide what to do. — C.S. Lewis, The Silver Chair What happens when you don’t know what to do with your life? It’s not malaise — there’s no physical discomfort. You’re just uneasy in your own skin, in your own world, in what you believe you should be doing. It’s not angst — there’s no anxiety about the world and your personal options. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. You have complete freedom and that’s what seems to be causing…
  • Thinking Magically™ | 10 Magical Fragments of Goodness to Keep You Going

    8 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    “Once a day, especially in the early years of life and study, call yourselves to an account what new ideas, what new proposition or truth you have gained, what further confirmation of known truths, and what advances you have made in any part of knowledge.” – Isaac Watts (The Improvement of the Mind to Which Are Added a Discourse on the Education of Children) ===================== Where has the time gone? ===================== We approaching the end of the first quarter of 2015! Can you believe it? Whoosh. And the time has flown by. Have you stopped and examined where you are as…
  • Thinking Magically™ | 12 Books That Will Turn You Into a Magician

    1 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    “Books are a uniquely portable magic.” – Stephen King (On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft) People love to ask me what books I’m currently reading. I read a lot. A lot. Usually three or four books are going at any given time. And that doesn’t include the articles, blog postings, social media accounts, etc. that get my attention. I think the more intense and useful question is: What books are some of your go-to materials — you know the ones — those books that you consistently refer back to for motivation, additional insight, and inspiration? While my list changes as I…
  • Thinking Magically™ | I Challenge You to Success

    22 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    At the end of the day, how long it takes to form a particular habit doesn’t really matter that much. Whether it takes 50 days or 500 days, you have to put in the work either way. The only way to get to Day 500 is to start with Day 1. So forget about the number and focus on doing the work. – James Clear That’s right. I’m throwing down the gauntlet. For years now I have been provoking you, teasing you, urging you to participate in your own success. Now, I’m just going to be blunt about it. ========================== Do you want success or not? ==========================…
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    Experience Optimism

  • Optimist spring

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

    3 Mar 2015 | 8:36 pm
    I've been watching the activities of the Optimist Club of Meridian, Mississippi for a few years now, ever since I set up an alert for the Optimist Club of Meridian, Idaho. Google doesn't seem to know the difference between the states and that's quite alright with me. The Mississippi club is doing vital work in its community.One of my favorites is its annual Pancake Jubilee. I've written before here and here, among other entries, how pancakes can bring a community together. At breakfast, you see your neighbors, colleagues, friends and family and share stories. I believe it is much…
  • Measure the goodness of a team

    23 Feb 2015 | 9:52 am
    Optimist Clubs do many good things in the communities where they serve. From youth sports programs to scholarship contests, among other things, individuals are able to find their passion and make a difference by helping children in a purposeful way.However, the true reason to join an Optimist Club is so that you can make friends and acquaintances that share your passions so that together, you can do more.On Saturday, February 21, I attended the first leadership summit of 2015 for Optimist International. Designed for club presidents and members who want to help optimism grow in their…
  • The children need you

    7 Feb 2015 | 9:24 am
    I typically write and talk about what it means to me to be an Optimist Club member. For me, the value is in the relationships that I create with other adults, my peers who want to do good things in their communities. I'm inspired by the potential that we have to serve.Some are more inspired by the mission of Optimist International which is "With hope and positive vision, Optimist Club members bring out the best in children."Yes, it's true. The children need us to do more than make our communities great places to live. Children need us, adults, to be there for and with them; to create projects…
  • Family ties

    1 Feb 2015 | 9:23 am
    I joined the Optimist Club of Granite City, Illinois in 1987. I've written about it before; I had wanted to join for some time, but it took quite a while for the men in this civic service club to allow women to enter its hallowed halls.Once admitted, I got very involved moving through club leadership to district leadership and eventually landing a job at Optimist International headquarters as the director of membership development.That position led me to visit Idaho and eventually move to the Pacific Northwest District - Optimist International. Once there, I took a hiatus. I never stopped my…
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  • Qi: The Vital Force that Holds the Balance of Life

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

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

    Gilbert Ross
    11 Mar 2015 | 10:29 am
      Intent is not a thought, or an object, or a wish. Intent is what can make a man succeed when his thoughts tell him that he is defeated. It operates in spite of the warrior’s indulgence. Intent is what makes him invulnerable. Intent is what sends a shaman through a wall, through space, to infinity. Carlos Casteneda   Intention, Attention and the Will: The concept of intention is pretty much like religion – often discussed and debated, seldom practised or understood. It’s a high frequency word in metaphysical literature but one which lacks a unified model of…
  • The Power of Self-Healing and the Bio-Energetic Information System

    Gilbert Ross
    20 Feb 2015 | 11:03 am
    That the mind affects the body to varying degrees has been a widely established fact for a long time. From simple pain relief to  anesthetic-free surgery performed under the effect of hypnosis, there is countless evidence that shows the extent at which the mind can affect the body’s system and functioning. If all these cases were compiled under one body of knowledge or research, it would supersede all the medical archives till present.   There’s Nothing Exceptional about Self-Healing Some of these cases are unexplainable within the parameters of Science or medical research. Most…
  • The Four Recurrent Truths in the Psychedelic Experience

    Gilbert Ross
    19 Feb 2015 | 6:56 am
      It’s hard to believe that despite the fact that humans have been using psychedelics for millennia throughout different cultures, we still know so little about their benefit and true potential. An even bigger problem is the widespread misunderstanding surrounding the use of such substances. For starters, psychedelics have been demonized since the counter-culture of the 60s when a whole generation had shifted their attention inwards and were using psychedelics to explore the inner boundaries of their psyche. At that time the U.S government had shut down all scientific research on LSD…
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    All About Gratitude | How to be More Grateful | Increase your Gratitude | Gratitude Quotes | Paul B. Taubman, II

  • Somethings Coming

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

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

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

    24 Feb 2015 | 6:17 pm
    The post A New Momment appeared first on All About Gratitude | How to be More Grateful | Increase your Gratitude | Gratitude Quotes | Paul B. Taubman, II.
  • White Board Wisdom

    26 Nov 2014 | 10:11 am
    My friend, Jeff Herring, Posted this on Facebook and I had to share it with you all! “Thanksgiving was never meant to be shut up in a single day.” ~ Robert Castor Lintner For those of you in celebrating the U.S. holiday Thanksgiving, Have a Happy Holiday! The post White Board Wisdom appeared first on All About Gratitude | How to be More Grateful | Increase your Gratitude | Gratitude Quotes | Paul B. Taubman, II.
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    Thin Difference

  • The Growing Roles of Millennials in the Workforce

    27 Mar 2015 | 6:24 pm
    Guest Post by Marwa Hijazi Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) holds that Millennials – the generation born from 1981 through 1997 – will become the largest generation in the U.S. workforce by 2015. As they welcome the new wave of employees, businesses are scrambling to determine how Millennials’ ideas, values and personalities will shape the future of their organizations. Millennials in the workforce learn differently Never before has a single generation been the object of such close scrutiny as its members swap classrooms for cubicles on their way up America’s corporate…
  • 5 Things My 20-Something Self Should Do, 30 Years Later

    Jon Mertz
    25 Mar 2015 | 4:39 am
    Most days as a 50-something I feel more like a 20-something. The difference is a few wrinkles and hindsight. Nothing mentors better than shared experiences. (tweet to share) Part of the reason why I feel like a 20-something is because of what I have learned from Generation Y (aka Millennials). And the reason for this post is due to an email exchange with Heidi Oran. Heidi wrote her thoughts about what she learned over ten years and how those lessons may have helped her when she was 20-something. Now, it is my turn. I have a few more years to look back. By doing this though, it provides a…
  • The Leadership Challenge: Soul Sparks

    Jon Mertz
    21 Mar 2015 | 9:18 am
    A leadership responsibility is to spur purpose. In my book, Activate Leadership: Aspen Truths to Empower Millennial Leaders, the idea of soul sparks is discussed. Soul sparks come in different forms. Simply put, “Soul sparks are those small ignitions of inspiration that fan into big changes, new directions, or fresh works. They come from deep down inside. Make your body and mind shake with excitement. These are soul sparks.” The leadership challenge of soul sparks is two-fold. First, for our own soul sparks, we need to have a healthy sense of self-awareness and then motivation to act in…
  • 5 Things I’d Tell My 20-Something Self, 10 Years Later

    Heidi Oran
    18 Mar 2015 | 3:45 am
    At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I can’t believe how much I’ve changed since turning thirty nearly two years ago. It probably sounds absurd; how much can one really change that quickly? But I swear it, I’ve somehow managed to figure out the many problems I struggled with over and over for the entire decade of my twenties, in a fraction of that time. Perhaps it was the still developing prefrontal cortex. In fact, I’m fairly certain it was – but I am grateful for my once youthful spirit and determination. I was a risk-taker. I wasn’t afraid to…
  • The Uncomfortable Truths about Generational Culture

    Jon Mertz
    14 Mar 2015 | 9:24 am
    The IBM Institute for Business Value conducted a multigenerational study and issued a report entitled “Myths, Exaggerations, and Uncomfortable Truths: The Real Story behind Millennials in the Workplace.” This is a well-done, insightful report, highlighting a key fact – there is a thin difference between generations in what we want from leaders and the organizational culture in which we work. Where generations meet is in our organizational cultures and communities. We have two choices: Do we instigate generational stereotypes to build walls between groups and individuals? Do we build…
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    Later Bloomer

  • Kenneth Grahame: The Late Bloomer Behind The Wind in the Willows

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

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

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

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

  • Energy Efficient Living Tips from the Kitchen Cousins

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

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

    24 Mar 2015 | 4:55 am
    With the advent of fitness trackers and all sorts of sleep apps, we are slowly becoming obsessed with monitoring our sleep, and getting a better quality rest at night. The reality is that we are still letting ourselves be slumberjacked by skipping the easy things that promote good sleep. Here are five things that may be impacting your sleep, according to the sleep experts at AllerEase: 1. Sleeping with your pet. Dander, flees, hair and pet slobber, just don’t do it! 2. Using an old mattress. Does your mattress need to be retired? About 70% of Americans report their mattress is at least…
  • What All Women Need to Know About the BRCA Gene

    22 Mar 2015 | 3:45 am
      Over the past few years, breast cancer has become a part of everyday conversation. I have close friends who have battled the disease at various levels, those who have had serious scares, and those who have a family history that leaves them apprehensive about a potential diagnosis. After participating in the Komen 3 Day walk for breast cancer last year, I thought I had learned quite a bit more about this dreaded disease that affects so many women every single day. In that overwhelming sea of pink, there were also stories to be heard, and people walking in honor of lives lost and lives…
  • 8 Easy Ways to Walk More During the Day

    20 Mar 2015 | 3:10 am
      Spring is one of my favorite times of year. Not just because it is finally getting warmer, and because that warm weather means that I can get outside and take long walks once again. Sometimes I walk on my own, sometimes with a friend or two in the neighborhood. Getting out for a long walk outside is one of the most gratifying activities I can do for myself. It allows me to breathe feely, to soak up the sun, to do some of my best thinking, and to get exercise at the same time. Actually, studies even show that people have more creative thoughts when they are walking than when they are…
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  • Water Sports Gear Guide 2015

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

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

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

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

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

  • How to Create the Happiness You Deserve

    8 Mar 2015 | 6:51 pm
    Copyright: magiceyes / 123RF Stock Photo   Pursuing happiness has become a cliché not just because it’s overused, but also because we misunderstand it and go about it all wrong. When the authors of the U.S. Declaration of Independence penned that Americans have the right to “the pursuit of happiness” they meant we have the right to occupy our lives with moral and spiritual activities that would lead to the well-being of humanity. Their view of happiness was not limited to accumulating material items and fulfilling personal desires. There was no right to be happy, but…
  • Getting to What You Were Called to Do

    22 Feb 2015 | 5:20 pm
    Courtesy of George Hoban, Whenever we have a series of overcast and rainy days, it’s easy for me to succumb to the gloom and start to feel down. I began to feel sorry for myself recently and questioned if  I was where I wanted to be at this point in my life. Yes, I’ve enjoyed many wonderful life experiences and reached many of my life goals. As a matter of fact, I now focus my work on helping others create happiness in their lives. And yet, because I’m human, I get sometimes get seduced into looking at the glass as half empty instead of half full.
  • Enjoy Your Climb or What’s a Journey For?

    16 Feb 2015 | 8:10 pm
      “It makes no difference how many peaks you reach if there was no pleasure in the climb.” —Oprah We’ve heard this expressed many ways. Some say stop and smell and roses or the best part of the journey is what you see along the way. But why are these things true? By observing the things along the way we appreciate the destination so much more. Have you ever heard someone recount the fun they had camping, for example? The best part is their account of getting lost, finding their way, choosing the best resting spot or encountering critters who decided to enjoy the…
  • Love Shouldn’t Hurt on Valentine’s Day or Any Other Day

    11 Feb 2015 | 7:27 pm
    For florists it’s one of the biggest money-making days along with Mother’s Day and the December holidays. For candy makers it means millions of dollars, even during a recession. For the wives and children who are victims of violence and abuse,  Valentine’s Day is just another day of fear, dread and anxiety. It was just a few days into the semester at a local community college where I was teaching a critical thinking class. I had just dismissed the class  when an attractive female student stopped by my desk before leaving the room. “I just want to let you know that…
  • Call Her Madam, the First Self-Made American Woman Millionaire

    6 Feb 2015 | 12:51 pm
    Madame C.J. Walker, born Sarah Breedlove in poverty-stricken Louisiana in 1867, went from picking cotton to become the first self-made American woman millionaire.  But it was not a straight line. “There is no royal flower-strewn path to success,” she once observed. “And if there is, I have not found it – for if I have accomplished anything in life it is because I have been willing to work hard.” She married at age 14, gave birth to her only daughter in 1885, and two years later became a widow. Upon her husband’s death she moved to St. Louis where her four…
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  • Top 15 Free Online Photo Editing Websites

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

    19 Mar 2015 | 3:18 am
    Every book deserves a great cover since a book cover is one of the most important marketing features for your book. People are not likely to download a sample of your book or to buy your book if the... This is a content summary only. Click on Title for more!
  • 60 Most Emotional and Powerful Photographs of all time

    6 Mar 2015 | 7:40 am
    We, Human beings are very emotional. Life brings the best and worst out of us; all this comes through various types of emotions. All these type of emotions are best captured in photographs which last... This is a content summary only. Click on Title for more!
  • 50 Sexiest Movies Posters of all time

    27 Feb 2015 | 10:39 am
    Sexy Movie posters are colorful ways to advertise a movie which later on becomes a collectable item for movie lovers. Posters of movies are displayed in public places and also available online for... This is a content summary only. Click on Title for more!
  • 60 Sexy Monica Bellucci HD Wallpaper

    20 Feb 2015 | 7:48 am
    Hot wallpapers of celebrity actress models and actors are always a great inspiration for many desktop or mobile users. Fascination to such wallpapers is quite normal for mobile or desktop users who... This is a content summary only. Click on Title for more!
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    The Road

  • The Spot

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

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

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

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

  • The Growing Roles of Millennials in the Workforce

    27 Mar 2015 | 6:24 pm
    Guest Post by Marwa Hijazi Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) holds that Millennials – the generation born from 1981 through 1997 – will become the largest generation in the U.S. workforce by 2015. As they welcome the new wave of employees, businesses are scrambling to determine how Millennials’ ideas, values and personalities will shape the future of their organizations. Millennials in the workforce learn differently Never before has a single generation been the object of such close scrutiny as its members swap classrooms for cubicles on their way up America’s corporate…
  • 5 Things My 20-Something Self Should Do, 30 Years Later

    Jon Mertz
    25 Mar 2015 | 4:39 am
    Most days as a 50-something I feel more like a 20-something. The difference is a few wrinkles and hindsight. Nothing mentors better than shared experiences. (tweet to share) Part of the reason why I feel like a 20-something is because of what I have learned from Generation Y (aka Millennials). And the reason for this post is due to an email exchange with Heidi Oran. Heidi wrote her thoughts about what she learned over ten years and how those lessons may have helped her when she was 20-something. Now, it is my turn. I have a few more years to look back. By doing this though, it provides a…
  • The Leadership Challenge: Soul Sparks

    Jon Mertz
    21 Mar 2015 | 9:18 am
    A leadership responsibility is to spur purpose. In my book, Activate Leadership: Aspen Truths to Empower Millennial Leaders, the idea of soul sparks is discussed. Soul sparks come in different forms. Simply put, “Soul sparks are those small ignitions of inspiration that fan into big changes, new directions, or fresh works. They come from deep down inside. Make your body and mind shake with excitement. These are soul sparks.” The leadership challenge of soul sparks is two-fold. First, for our own soul sparks, we need to have a healthy sense of self-awareness and then motivation to act in…
  • 5 Things I’d Tell My 20-Something Self, 10 Years Later

    Heidi Oran
    18 Mar 2015 | 3:45 am
    At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I can’t believe how much I’ve changed since turning thirty nearly two years ago. It probably sounds absurd; how much can one really change that quickly? But I swear it, I’ve somehow managed to figure out the many problems I struggled with over and over for the entire decade of my twenties, in a fraction of that time. Perhaps it was the still developing prefrontal cortex. In fact, I’m fairly certain it was – but I am grateful for my once youthful spirit and determination. I was a risk-taker. I wasn’t afraid to…
  • The Uncomfortable Truths about Generational Culture

    Jon Mertz
    14 Mar 2015 | 9:24 am
    The IBM Institute for Business Value conducted a multigenerational study and issued a report entitled “Myths, Exaggerations, and Uncomfortable Truths: The Real Story behind Millennials in the Workplace.” This is a well-done, insightful report, highlighting a key fact – there is a thin difference between generations in what we want from leaders and the organizational culture in which we work. Where generations meet is in our organizational cultures and communities. We have two choices: Do we instigate generational stereotypes to build walls between groups and individuals? Do we build…
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    Julie Gosh

  • It’s Really Not About You!

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

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

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

    julie gosh
    23 Feb 2015 | 8:48 am
          Right this moment, check in on your body.   Is it tight, contracted anywhere?   Or is it open, expansive, relaxed?   Is it sort of relaxed but if you put your attention on it you can relax it even more?   Inhale and exhale….go on, big deep exhale……just let it all go.   It: thoughts, feelings, stress, have to’s, busy-ness, worry, fear, tired-ness….exhale and release these things from the body.   Bless these bodies. They carry so much for us don’t they? Tightness, tenseness, the “to-do” list. When you are really tuned in, you…
  • I AM the World at Peace

    julie gosh
    14 Feb 2015 | 1:48 pm
          Hey Friends!  So…I REALLY love what I am about to post!  This POWERFUL inspiration beautifully expresses what I want to say and what I choose to BE in this world, and I want to share it with you….today, on Valentine’s Day.  Enjoy and let your heart be stirred to allow the next level of inner transformation!!   I AM the world at peace.   While I’m looking at what’s happening in the world around me the same way we all are, the swing of my awareness comes back with astounding clarity and power to myself.   The questions arise for me,…
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  • How to Become the Right Type of Positive

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

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

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

    4 Jan 2015 | 6:04 am
    To reconfirm my personal commitment to mindful living, I thought I would take a stroll through the World Wide Web to see what is new and shaking. As I perused through half a dozen or so web pages, it occurred to me that if you are new to this whole “Living in the Present Moment” concept, it can get confusing fast.Trying to figure out:  “What is mindfulness?”, “What is not mindfulness”, “Why is it such a big deal anyway” and “Why do I have to practice and do things just to be more mindful?” are all fair and common  questions. Let me see if I can answer them in the…
  • The Word Diet: Immediate Results for a Happier Life

    27 Dec 2014 | 5:55 am
    You might be damaging your brain, destroying your relationships and damaging the mental and emotional health of yourself and others just by the words you choose.MRI scans are able to track and prove how dozens of stress producing hormones and neurotransmitters respond in a way that interrupt the normal functioning of your brain, impair your logic, reason, language processing and communication – Simply by being EXPOSED to a word.In fact, just the sight of negative words releases dozens of stress producing neurotransmitters and hormones. This chemical response immediately interrupts the…
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    positively present

  • positively present picks: march 27, 2015

    positively present
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:23 am
    Source   "Spring is when you feel like whistlingeven with a shoe full of slush." Doug Larson  MY BOOK CAME OUT THIS MONTH : in case you missed it ;) Stop Being a Victim of Your Thoughts : my latest article on 6 Ways to Keep Going After Tough Times : excellent advice Honest Cinderella Trailer : this (+ the other honest trailers) made me laugh Finding the Positive in a Negative World : advice for a positive work-life balance 7 Ways to Find Balanced When You're Feeling Overwhelmed : calm down fast This Is for the Dreamers + the Hustlers : an…
  • word of the month : change (+ habits!)

    positively present
    23 Mar 2015 | 5:23 am
      This article is part of the 2015 Word of the Month series, based on the monthly theme featured in the Every Day Matters 2015 Diary I designed for Watkins Publishing. In the planner, each month has a theme highlighted in the weekly illustrations, quotes, and activities. This month's theme is CHANGE.    I was thrilled when Gretchen Rubin sent me an advanced copy of her latest book, Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives, not only because I've been a fan of hers for years, but because I find the topic of habits fascinating and…
  • positively present picks: march 20, 2015

    positively present
    20 Mar 2015 | 5:23 am
    Source   "You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do." C.J. Jung  MY BOOK CAME OUT LAST WEEK : in case you missed it ;) Love Rope : mine says "Walk Your Talk" and I just love it  Technology + Mindfulness : my latest article on Radio Interview! : listen here to my talk with Victor Schueller 25 Secrets of Freelancers : really sums up how I feel about my work! How to Gain Confidence When Doubts Sweep In : doubt is the worst Peace Love & Fostering : check out some of my latest work on this great site Blank Vision Board Blues : for if you…
  • act like a success : advice from steve harvey

    positively present
    16 Mar 2015 | 5:23 am
      Earlier this month, I was fortunate enough to be invited to Steve Harvey's Act Like a Success Conference by Strayer University, one of the conference's presenting sponsors. I had the opportunity to meet Steve, hear his keynote speech, and listen to a handful of other impressive speakers, like the amazingly motivational Lisa Nicols. The conference's goal was to empower, educate, and inspire its attendees to create success in every area of their lives — and it really seemed to do just that!  After attending the conference (and reading Steve's most recent…
  • positively present picks: march 13, 2015

    positively present
    13 Mar 2015 | 5:23 am
      "All of our dreams can come true ifwe have the courage to pursue them." Walt Disney  MY BOOK CAME OUT THIS WEEK : in case you missed it ;) Turn Monday into the Best Day Ever : my new article on! 5 Ways to Stay Positive Around Difficult Colleagues : 'cause we all have 'em Artist Hides Tiny People All Over London : how fun is this miniature art?! Battling Internal Resistance : 5 tips for getting (+ staying!) focused Letting Go of Expectations : why it's terrifying -- and good for you 7 Habits of Happy Relationships : number two is so very…
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    The Ordinary Buddha

  • Living in the Back

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

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

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

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

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

  • Live your dream

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

    22 Mar 2015 | 5:05 am
    Tonight I had a date with the sunset.But for the concerned neighbour, it would have been 'strange next door neighbour talking to and saluting herself' AKA on a solo date.Scott was away at hockey and I had been typing for hours on the blog end. I needed to change my environment - and my belly was reminding me that time was getting on since his last feeding.So I left all technology upstairs and went down to make dinner.An half an hour later, what surfaced was a modest meal of broccoli, corn on the cob and one lone pork chop with a glass of moscato. And as I entered the dining room, the sunset…
  • 5 Tips For Happiness In Your Workplace

    12 Mar 2015 | 1:03 am
    In my teens having a job was really about surviving city life - and being able to afford a ridiculous party addiction. In my early twenties it was about exploring industries, figuring out my passions, trial and error. Now that I'm in my - gulp - mid twenties, it's all about 'Am I going to be happy here?'.Because what is the point of renting out 80% of your life to a place that you have panic attacks about attending every single day?After all, being a stay-at-home-whatever isn't a luxury for the middle class anymore.Yuck, I know.So what if you're not happy in your workplace, and as much as…
  • Free Printable: The Happiness Schedule

    11 Mar 2015 | 6:45 pm
    "Happiness is a journey, not a destination" - Paul H DunnHappiness, I believe, belongs to those who define it. Because without stating precisely what it means to you, it becomes an elusive esoteric god-like feature that only the special among us ever get to taste.Because even if you had it sitting right there in your sweaty little lap, you wouldn't see it. Because you'll already be looking for the next "thing" to make you happy.But when you define it as clear as the Mediterranean sea - it's yours for the taking.Happiness is really simple if you let it be. So for now while your complexly…
  • How To Love Your Flaws & Adore Your Body

    18 Sep 2014 | 12:06 am
    So, you got flaws?Damn girl, I got them too! If we really wanna get into a contest about it, I've had mine since I was 8-years-old. What about you? Can you beat that? Can ya? Can ya!?Okay, childishness aside, can we have a REAL conversation about this please? Body image. Argh! Single most important thing to a woman's mental health is how she feels about herself. Takes years to build confidence up, and a moment to tear it down.That 'tear down' infests every area of a your life from the clothes you wear everyday, how you interact socially, when you see your friends, how often you have sex, how…
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    Wishingwell Life Coaching

  • 52 Ways To Start Feeling Better When Life Crashes

    Jessica Sweet
    15 Mar 2015 | 5:33 pm
      Sometimes, no matter what you do, life just crashes around you. It’s as if everything has gone into a tailspin and you know that if you want to start feeling better, you have to do something about it. But what? Here are 52 ways to start feeling better now.  The Old Standbys You Forget To Do Of course, we can’t neglect the ones you already know, but forget to do. 1. Get active. Breaking a sweat will change  your outlook. 2. Avoid the sugar crash. Sure, when you’re feeling terrible you want nothing more than junk food, but it makes you feel worse in the end. 3. Talk…
  • I’m terrified to leave my job and start my own business!

    Jessica Sweet
    8 Mar 2015 | 5:45 pm
    You think about what it would be like to work for yourself. You dream of the freedom to set your own schedule, to do what you love to do and get paid for it, to have no artificial limit to your earning potential and no boss but yourself. But then reality sets in and you realize that right now you have a corporate job working for the man. (Who is that guy anyway?) Questions and fears rattle around your head like the steel balls in a spray paint can. I’m terrified to quit and start my own business! How can I escape from my job? What’s involved? What am I going to wish I knew…
  • Two Ways to Unlock The Golden Handcuffs

    Jessica Sweet
    1 Mar 2015 | 10:32 am
      There’s nothing left for you at work. Except of course the salary. That,  you’re finding extremely difficult to walk away from. For all that you know about the value of life and the things that don’t cost anything, much of your life has been built on things that DO cost something. Things that cost a lot, actually. And to take that away would mean a massive re-arrangement of things. Still, when you go to work, there’s nothing there but the awful sound that is made when life is being sucked out of you. You can’t get away. You’re trapped. They call…
  • Beyond Interview Preparation: Where ARE You In 5 years?

    Jessica Sweet
    15 Feb 2015 | 10:42 am
    If you’ve been worrying about interview preparation, you’ve probably come across the question “where do you see yourself in 5 years?” But it’s more than an just an interview question. It’s a question you should be asking yourself. Where DO you see yourself in 5 years. Because before you know it, 5 years is going to creep up on you, and if you don’t like where you are you can’t get those years back. As much as you may want to, you can’t get a  do-over. What you can get though, is a chance to plan what you want right now. It might sound…
  • Why Your Midlife Crisis Symptoms Mean You’re Smart

    Jessica Sweet
    8 Feb 2015 | 7:49 am
    My daughter recently got two guinea pigs. They’re cute little things – but boy, I now understand why they call them pigs! Not only do they squeal like piglets, but they make a huge mess! Before we bought them, like any good, responsible pet owner, we read up on what owning the pet entailed. Actually, at first, she was going to get a toad, but that just was too labor-intensive, not satisfying enough, and frankly, too gross. So we settled on guinea pigs. Everything you read about guinea pigs makes a huge point about how they are very social animals, and that you can’t buy just…
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    Intuitive Spiritual Mentor, Life & Business Coach, Indigo & Energy Healing

  • Do You Understand Your Life Purpose?

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

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

    Yol Swan
    11 Mar 2015 | 10:55 am
    Most of us like to think of ourselves as nice, generous people. And most of us probably are, but the thing I’ve learned about truly being generous is that it’s not about how much you give but about where you place yourself when you give. Let me tell you a little story. After I was initiated into the lineage of…Read more
  • Wow! I Could Never Do That!

    Yol Swan
    4 Mar 2015 | 9:55 am
    Have you ever watched someone doing something extraordinary and heard yourself saying, “I could never do that!”? I’d bet you have. Why? Because that’s how the aspect of the ego-mind I call your ‘sense of otherness’ works. This inner censor is creatively swift at diffusing any desire that may arise when you see another person do things from a place…Read more
  • Are You a Leader or a Follower?

    Yol Swan
    18 Feb 2015 | 9:55 am
    Were you confused about your place in the world when you were younger? I certainly was. My temperament didn’t allow me to blindly follow others or believe something was true just because those around me said it was. I wanted to belong, but I also needed to trust myself and understand the motivations behind my choices. Even as a teenager…Read more
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  • Eliminate racism international day

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

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

    Tanya A. Goodman
    16 Mar 2015 | 6:20 pm
  • Will of God leads, grace protects

    Tanya A. Goodman
    9 Mar 2015 | 8:29 pm

  • Make it happen — 2015 International Women’s Day

    Tanya A. Goodman
    7 Mar 2015 | 9:02 pm
    2015: Empowering Women – Empowering Humanity: Picture It! “To be truly transformative, the post-2015 development agenda must prioritize gender equality and women’s empowerment. The world will never realize 100 per cent of its goals if 50 per cent of its people cannot realize their full potential. ” U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
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    SMART Living 365

  • Is Gardening A Simple Cure For What Ails You?

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

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

    Kathy Gottberg
    13 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    I am the second daughter of a family of four girls. If you asked any of us what we remember about our childhood and our parents, you would definitely receive four different answers. One is adamant that both my parents … Continue reading → You're reading Using Memories to Rewrite Our Past And Create Our Future 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 Using Memories to Rewrite Our…
  • Birdman, Relevancy and A Life That Matters

    Kathy Gottberg
    6 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Several months ago Thom and I went to see the movie Birdman. The plot, the symbolism, the acting, the humor and cinematography all create a movie with enough going for it to have won the Academy Award for Best Picture … Continue reading → You're reading Birdman, Relevancy and A Life That Matters 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 Birdman, Relevancy and A Life That Matters…
  • The Truth Behind “You Create Your Own Reality”

    Kathy Gottberg
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    The phrase, “you create your own reality” has been part of the Western vernacular for at least several decades now. Originally a statement promoted by those with a more progressive perspective on life, the idea behind the phrase is now … Continue reading → You're reading The Truth Behind “You Create Your Own Reality” 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 The Truth Behind…
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    Compete Every Day

  • Maintain Your Mojo (Or Finding Focus in Crazy Times)

    Lisa Effren
    27 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    It sure is easy to lose focus these days, isn’t it? With our technological tools, productivity apps, and lifestyles of convenience, we should be a bunch of smooth, focused, goal-achieving machines, right?  Masters of our universes. Yet the reality is that it’s far too easy to get caught up in the busyness of life. Social status updates, emails, texts, twitter, checking the stock exchange or game scores, and 24/7 availability make it ever-so-easy  to lose focus on what matters most: our friends & family, our health, career goals, and co-creating our universe.  Life happens. But if…
  • He Made Himself Into a Champion

    26 Mar 2015 | 8:30 am
    “When he first start playing, he was a little bit of a pudger there. He worked on that body. I hope he hears that… But he willed himself into being an athlete on top of a skilled player. And that’s to his credit. And then, on top of that, he did everything with style and class. He knew how to win, he knew how to lose. he’s just a class act, a great teammate for everybody, and somebody that everybody can learn from. He was a special player.” – Gregg Popovich, San Antonio Spurs Head Coach on Steve Nash Future Hall of Fame basketball coach Gregg Popovich gave…
  • Competitor of the Week: Dara Young

    Christine Reppa
    25 Mar 2015 | 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:  Dara Young Location:  Grapevine, TX Social media links:  Instagram- dyoung_fit   |   Twitter- @TheDaraYoung   |   Blog- 1.  Tell us about yourself! My name is Dara (pronounced like Sara), I’m 28 years old and I…
  • Compete Every Day Instagram Giveaway

    24 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Competing every day isn’t just about competing at the gym or on the playing field. It’s not solely about personal best lifts or race medals around your neck. Those are great. Those show the end results of competing in your sport. But Compete Every Day is a lifestyle and something you do throughout every part of each day. Your goals, your relationships, your life – to pursue each daily with everything you’ve got is what truly matters. Show us how you Compete for your life wearing your favorite Compete Every Day item. We are hosting an Instagram giveaway for one of…
  • Compete Recipe of the Week: Rotisserie Chicken Salad

    Melisa Aguilar-Rehm
    24 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Our goal is always to help you Compete for your life. Every month, we’ll share 1-3 of our favorite recipes for quick, tasty, and healthy, food to help you better Compete for your health. This recipe is quick, tasty, and most importantly super easy. The hardest part is not eating all of the chicken as you peel the meat off the bones. I prefer to use the classic rotisserie chicken from Whole Foods because it contains only: chicken, salt, and black pepper. If you have more time you can always use grilled chicken breasts instead. Total prep & cook time: ~ 30 min Serves: About 4-5…
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    Stacia Pierce | Life Coach 2 Women

  • 6 Reasons Every Entrepreneur Needs to Stay Current

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

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

    Stacia Pierce
    11 Mar 2015 | 11:22 am
    Blogging can be an amazing way to reach a wider audience, establish yourself as an expert, build your brand and increase your bottom line. If you’re a business owner, you probably either have a blog, have someone blogging for your company, or have thought about starting a blog. The problem is, for many business people […]
  • 7 Productivity Apps to Increase Your Profits

    Stacia Pierce
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:47 am
    Advances in technology have made business easier, more fun, and faster than ever before. My schedule is usually pretty packed. I go from one meeting to the next, and often don’t get to my desk until late at night or early in the morning. Thankfully, I can conduct much of my business right from the […]
  • 6 Vital Steps to Succeed In Business

    Stacia Pierce
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    After an amazing kickoff to The Ultimate Success Tour in Orlando,  we’ve gotten a record high number of  success stories about how business owners boosted their businesses, broke barriers and revamped business model to make money right away. My office team has been on the phone and responding to emails daily from this group that […]
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  • 15 Great Ways to Meet New People

    Lauren Pickens
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    Some of the best parts of life are the connections and friendships that you make throughout the years. However, making friends is difficult. It becomes more difficult as we get older. But there are many ways that you can expand your social network. If you struggle to meet new people, here are some great ways to make the process easier! How to Make New Friends 1. Ask for help from people that you already know If your friends and family know of someone that you’d click with, have them to bring them along the next time you hang out. If you are both friends with the same person, you’re…
  • The Science of Sleeping Soundly

    Dr. Greg Wells
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:31 am
    On the topic of sleep, I can generally divide people into two categories: those who fervently wish they could have more, and those who brag about how little they need. While these are radically different attitudes, both groups share one fundamental reality: inadequate sleep to build and maintain optimal health. We already know that poor sleep is linked to motor vehicle accidents, industrial disasters and medical errors, as well as weak concentration, problem-solving, memory and stress management. We also don’t exercise well or recover properly from workouts. And we are not more productive…
  • How To Get Out Of A Slump And Design The Life Of Your Dreams

    Devon White
    25 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    Most of us have spent countless hours and serious brainpower designing our dream lives. From applying to your dream college and building your career to starting a family and traveling, planning for the life you want is easy — when you’re feeling good. But all that goes out the window when you find yourself in a slump. Suddenly, figuring out how to make your dreams a reality seems impossible. Hell, finding the motivation to get out of bed can seem impossible! To get out of a slump and get your dreams back on track, you have to jump over the mental hurdles that brought you down in the first…
  • How To Be A Vegetarian: Simple Steps to Achieving a Meat-Free Diet

    Trudy Slabosz
    23 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    Have you ever wanted to be a vegetarian, but got stuck somewhere along the way? Want to be meat-free, but not really sure where to start or how to stick with it? It can be hugely daunting to make such a significant change in diet, yet the lifelong benefits to your health and wellbeing just might outweigh any of those reservations holding you back. The Choice To Not Eat Meat While the decision to not eat meat can be a confronting and challenging decision, it’s also an incredibly defining, empowering, and liberating one. Your diet, your approach to food, lifestyle, and wellbeing can all…
  • How You Can Sleep Better: Tips For Getting A Good Night’s Sleep

    Dr. Greg Wells
    20 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    On the topic of sleep, I can generally divide people into two categories: those who fervently wish they could have more, and those who brag about how little they need. While these are radically different attitudes, both groups share one fundamental reality: inadequate sleep to build and maintain optimal health. But why do we really need to sleep better? We already know that poor sleep is linked to motor vehicle accidents, industrial disasters and medical errors, as well as weak concentration, problem-solving, memory and stress management. We also don’t exercise well or recover properly from…
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    The Law of Attraction Library

  • The Power of Concentration – Lesson 1

    Richard Ingersoll
    28 Mar 2015 | 1:38 pm
      “The Power of Concentration” was written under the pseudonym Theron Q. Dumont, by a true Master of Mind Power – William Walker Atkinson.  In this series of lessons, the reader is taught how to concentrate and unleash their latent power from within and to reach their higher potential. Lesson 1: Concentration Finds the Way – Our two natures; one wants to advance; the other wants to pull us back. The one we concentrate on and develop determines what we will become. How you may change your whole career and accomplish miracles. We can be completely controlled by our…
  • Do You Believe?

    Richard Ingersoll
    28 Mar 2015 | 8:56 am
    Theories are emerging that the Law of Attraction was used in the past by scientists and musicians such as Einstein and Beethoven. Many experts also believe that even though people are unaware of the Law of Attraction it is continuously working in every individual’s life. There are many people who wonder whether a person who believes in the Law of Attraction can achieve everything their heart desires. The dilemma arises because of the belief that things do not come easily in life. Hence, logically even many open minded people find it difficult to believe in the Law of Attraction. Many…
  • How Would You Like to Live a Better Life?

    Richard Ingersoll
    21 Mar 2015 | 1:28 pm
    Time management is basically about being focused. The Pareto Principle also known as the ’80:20 Rule’ states that 80% of efforts that are not time managed or not centered produces only 20% of the desired output. However, 80% of the desired output can be generated using only 20% of a well time managed effort. Although the ratio ’80:20′ is only arbitrary, it is used to put emphasis on how much is lost or how much benefit comes with time management. Some people look at time management as a list of laws that involves scheduling of appointments, goal setting, scrupulous…
  • Mind Control and the Law of Attraction

    Richard Ingersoll
    14 Mar 2015 | 1:08 pm
    Specifically, this article is about learning to control your own mind. You know that manifestation occurs via visualization which causes emotion. You also know that this happens unconsciously for most people most of the time. Since so many of us have negative things going on in our lives, we have to become aware that our daily thinking/feeling routines are to blame. Therefore, in order to change our lives, we need to begin by getting a little more control over our own minds. Luckily, this is not terribly difficult to do. The key is in being aware of what you are feeling at all times. Do you…
  • Getting Rich with the Law of Attraction

    Richard Ingersoll
    7 Mar 2015 | 11:21 am
    Everyone wants to use the Law of Attraction to attract abundance into their lives. However, many focus on money as the highest priority. It can be very frustrating when the money doesn’t manifest. However, there is a way to correct this problem. It’s all a matter of the angle you are taking. I would argue that for 99% of you, money is not what you want. You can argue all you like, but let me show you. Do you want money? Do you want to have the freedom to travel? To buy whatever you want? To have that new car, that new house, or that new computer? Do you want to take vacations…
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    Self-Help Zen

  • A Lion in Search of a Circus

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

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

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

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

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

  • smile…

    27 Mar 2015 | 4:50 am
    there's more to bob than just a pretty tail...SQUIRRELOSOPHY! also check out the main site...BOB THE SQUIRREL! — Lots of links: InstagramBob 365 digital download NOW AVAILABLE! Become a Patron of the Arts! The Bob the Squirrel PATREON page BOB on YouTube Bob the Squirrel Instagram! BOB THE SQUIRREL BOOKS The strip collection: generic bob and the […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post smile… appeared first on Squirrelosophy–Life by Bob the Squirrel.
  • words and hygiene

    25 Mar 2015 | 3:41 am
    there's more to bob than just a pretty tail...SQUIRRELOSOPHY! also check out the main site...BOB THE SQUIRREL! Words taken out or put in.  Like I said, as long as those hands/appendages are all nice and reasonably clean we’re cool. — Lots of links: InstagramBob 365 digital download NOW AVAILABLE! Become a Patron of the Arts! The Bob […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post words and hygiene appeared first on Squirrelosophy–Life by Bob the Squirrel.
  • Bob and Patreon

    23 Mar 2015 | 9:29 am
    there's more to bob than just a pretty tail...SQUIRRELOSOPHY! also check out the main site...BOB THE SQUIRREL! Are you a patron of Bob the Squirrel? Why not? Now what is Patreon? Watch and learn: I want to keep Bob and Squirrelosophy as vibrant as possible. To do that, I need breathing room. Breathing room where I don’t […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post Bob and Patreon appeared first on Squirrelosophy–Life by Bob the Squirrel.
  • sure squirrel

    23 Mar 2015 | 3:09 am
    there's more to bob than just a pretty tail...SQUIRRELOSOPHY! also check out the main site...BOB THE SQUIRREL! I and a squirrel that’s sure. Sure that I’m not sure of things that I surely should should be. It’s a rough way to maneuver though this existence, but I’m doing it. Be sure to check out the links below… […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post sure squirrel appeared first on Squirrelosophy–Life by Bob the Squirrel.
  • squeezing it

    20 Mar 2015 | 3:58 am
    there's more to bob than just a pretty tail...SQUIRRELOSOPHY! also check out the main site...BOB THE SQUIRREL! — Lots of links: InstagramBob 365 digital download NOW AVAILABLE! Become a Patron of the Arts! The Bob the Squirrel PATREON page BOB on YouTube Bob the Squirrel Instagram! BOB THE SQUIRREL BOOKS The strip collection: generic bob and the […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post squeezing it appeared first on Squirrelosophy–Life by Bob the Squirrel.
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    Simply Intentional

  • Goodness And Greatness

    24 Mar 2015 | 6:20 pm
    I spent my weekend contemplating goodness and greatness.  There is a desire deep in me that tells me I am meant to do great things that will touch the lives of others.  And, in my mind, that is tied to goodness in my everyday life.But - I have a tendency to joke and be flippant which occasionally leads to jokes that go to far (I'm a Sagittarius and have that 'foot in mouth' personality trait).  I especially cringe when I look back and see times where I've made jokes at others expense or sent off an email that was full of judgement because I didn't have the whole story. I do…
  • Seeing Your Value

    21 Mar 2015 | 7:47 am
    We just got one step closer to owning our own home today.  We are officially pre-qualified and have placed a hold on a town-home we love.  Very exciting!Immediately, of course, I start to think about where all of my things will go - the couch, the bedroom dressers, the fish.  I can absolutely see it BUT my mind also starts churning with plans to replace my older, well-used things.  What I'd really like to do is replace the old 'stuff' with new furnishings (well, except for the fish). And, as I start to browse Ikea and Target, I just as quickly see my sometimes…
  • Get Ready For Your Perfect Life

    10 Mar 2015 | 6:31 pm
    After successfully healing my flu bug, I can say this with more confidence; life has been really good lately.  My job is going well and what I don't know, I'm learning along the way.  My relationship with my husband is great.  Rather than growing stale after 13 years of marriage, we manage to mix it up and keep it fresh and exciting.But, there's always something to work toward.  After all, life is all about the journey.  So, after reviewing my affirmations, it feels like it's time to make a move back into home ownership.  The beautiful thing is that it lines up…
  • Have An Amazing Weekend

    7 Mar 2015 | 7:43 am
    What are you doing this weekend?  I just started reading a wonderful Victorian mystery by Charles Todd and am looking forward to some down time to just sit and read.  That said, the weather here is supposed to be beautiful and the beach is calling!  Have a good weekend and here are a few fun and inspirational links from around the web.....Fatal dating mistakes10 damaging lies and excuses your mind loves to tell you3 reasons we should be slow to judgeHow your daily commute affects your healthSo sweet, made me cryA simple path - to burning for something12 books that will turn you…
  • The Subtlety Of Affirmations

    4 Mar 2015 | 7:50 am
    Affirmations are so powerful and I'm learning that lesson all over again.  I've been fighting a flu bug that has turned into a cold that has turned into a cough that refuses to leave.  And, I'm pretty sure that I created this flu/cold/cough by buying into the 'flu season' talk."It's that time of year again - better stock up Vitamin C.""Airplanes are filled with germs and spread so easily, I better wash my hands every chance I get."It's subtle but I truly believe I've been telling the Universe that I expect to get sick.  It's just as easy for me to affirm health and wholeness…
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    Inspiring Evolution

  • Present Perfect

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

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

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

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

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

  • 120 Positive Affirmations for Health & Healing

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

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

    Bernadette Logue
    10 Mar 2015 | 5:34 am
    This is one reason why finding inner peace proves elusive for many people, plus I’m sharing a powerful solution to address it in your own life. Find out if this issue applies to you, and then take action today to create more alignment, peace and happiness for yourself. For support with the practical exercise mentioned in this audio, click... Read More Continue reading Why Finding Inner Peace Is Elusive for Many People & A Solution on Pinch Me Living with Bernadette Logue - Unleash Personally & Professionally
  • Eliminate This Sentence From Your Vocab to Achieve Results

    Bernadette Logue
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:15 am
    This one sentence keeps people stuck. Do you say this to yourself? Is this keeping you from achieving results? In this audio I’m helping you to overcome this block to get energy and flow happening toward achieving results with your personal and professional goals. If your self-talk is negative, you are sabotaging your potential. But don’t get down on yourself... Read More Continue reading Eliminate This Sentence From Your Vocab to Achieve Results on Pinch Me Living with Bernadette Logue - Unleash Personally & Professionally
  • 9 Tips for Managing Stress at Work

    Bernadette Logue
    24 Feb 2015 | 2:07 am
    These practical tips will support you with managing stress at work, starting from when you wake up right through your work day until you go to bed at night. Take this information and get practical, informed and empowered to take back control of how you live, work and feel. For further practical support with stress, Pinch Me Living’s “Self-Actualization Master Set”... Read More Continue reading 9 Tips for Managing Stress at Work on Pinch Me Living with Bernadette Logue - Unleash Personally & Professionally
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  • Nifty Ideas That Make A Cool Packaging Design

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

    Krissy Cabrera
    23 Mar 2015 | 11:00 pm
    The TouchPico projector is a small portable Android device that can display an 80-inch presentation on any flat surface. Even better, you can interact with the presentation with taps & gestures. It comes with a stylus, a tiny infrared emitter, and transmits signals captured by a built-in infrared camera. Functions are compatible with all standard Android apps. It allows users to control a demonstration.  Communicate online or with a present audience. This is an effective way to interact and connect if you are in an office or classroom setting.  Summon a conference call or conduct an…
  • Fashion Design Art Nikoline Liv Andersen

    Krissy Cabrera
    22 Mar 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Danish designer Nikoline Liv Andersen is always searching for a magical moment. She thrives in her personal artistic impression integrating fashion design art. Her inspiration is life and everything in it. Creating intricate pieces reflecting her unique perspective. A graduate of the Danish Design School she worked as an intern at the John Galliano and Christian Dior studios in Paris. She has an innate passion for art nouveau fashion design. This pushed her forward to try on new things. She experiments with natural and artificial materials. Including fur, leather, wool, plastic, drinking…
  • Artist Turns Humans Into Animals Using Body Painting Skills

    C Tran
    16 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Florida Wildlife Series is a collection of several animal portraits. All drawn on human bodies. These stunning work were created by Shannon Holt. Shannon Holt is a body painter from Florida. She is well-known for transforming the human body into a canvas for beautiful art. Each portrait has taken her about 6 to 12 hours to complete. These paintings depict the snowy egret, alligator, great blue heron, and other Florida wildlife. Check out her animal body artworks!! Blue Heron Florida Alligator with Baby Red Fox Horned Owl Florida Panther Key Deer Fawn Alien Beez Snowy Egret Unicorn Florida…
  • You Won’t Believe These 25 Makeup Transformations! No Photoshop Used

    C Tran
    12 Mar 2015 | 1:50 am
    Vadim Andreev is a famous celebrity makeup artist from Russia. He transforms faces with the strokes of his brush. Vadim began his career as a teenager. Now he works with top talents across Russia and the Ukraine. Stunning before-and-after photos from Vadim Andreev are quite impressive. In these photos, he turns ordinary women into glossy cover magazines. Vadin does not use Photoshop in any of these makeup transformations. He uses light concealer to hide dark circles and warm pink blush to get fresh young look. Take a look at the before and after photos. The post You Won’t Believe These…
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    Beta Motivation » Everything

  • ❼ My Unexpected Encounter With The Most Controversial Issue In America

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

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

    19 Feb 2015 | 1:15 pm
    I’ve gotten this question from a couple of you so I thought I’d take a moment to provide a brief, though inevitably impassioned, answer. Enjoy. Prefer to Read? Click Here The Question: You are Nigerian so why are you trying to help Indian children instead of helping African children? To be honest, I wasn’t going to answer this question at first because I thought it was silly. But after some thought, I realized that I was wrong. It’s not a silly question at all. It’s a very good question. And the answer is very simple. The reason that I’m helping children in…
  • ❼ What I Did When My Book Came in the Mail (Literally)

    13 Feb 2015 | 1:04 pm
    My brother thought this video was hilarious so I thought I’d share it with you. This was literally my reaction when I saw my book, STORY STORY, for the first time. lol enjoy! Prefer to Read? Click Here While I always attempt to provide a transcript here, it just wasn’t possible for this video because no words were spoken. Plus, at less than 90 seconds, I think you’ll have a lot more fun watching the video :)
  • ❼ Stop Saying Bad Things about Yourself

    5 Feb 2015 | 8:26 am
    Nobody knows bad things about you until you teach it to them. I know this because of how I have learned stereotypes over the years. I once didn’t know the stereotypes about a certain race and their affinity for programming. Or the stereotypes about another race and their affinity to end up in jail. I didn’t know that a certain gender was not supposed to be bossy. Or that there were rules about matching certain colors of skin to certain brands of makeup. Because of this naivete, I embraced every type of person with open arms. I laughed, joked, and traveled, completely and entirely…
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    Coaching Positive Performance

  • What’s in it for me? A critical question

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

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

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

    9 Mar 2015 | 11:11 am
    How to maintain control of your day in the face of chaos There may be days when your life seems to include more chaos than control. You probably start the day with a plan in place. You want to ensure an effective day so you have taken the time to identify your key objectives. You are committed to focusing on these objectives and completing them when, all [...] Coaching Positive Performance - Eliminate Stress; Maximise Performance
  • Burning bridges – How not to make a complaint

    2 Mar 2015 | 2:42 pm
    Burning bridges – How not to make a complaint Last week, I had the immense displeasure of being on the receiving end of an attack which was poorly disguised as a nice email. The person that was attacking me (via email) was basing their argument on assumptions and opinions that were very poorly founded. I felt that we had a good working relationship but [...] Coaching Positive Performance - Eliminate Stress; Maximise Performance
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    Wish Me Love

  • Like It or Not You Are The Paparazzi

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

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

    wish me love
    11 Mar 2015 | 9:58 am
    This past week I set a challenge with one of the groups that I’m in to implement a habit into my life that welcomes healthy expression of anger.  Ever since attending a spiritual workshop called “The Shadow Process” in December where I was invited to safely express my anger, an exercise that I flunked miserably, I’ve been realizing how much residual and stored anger is in my life and how it creeps up and shows up in places that I don’t want it because I won’t let it out healthily. So I decided to go with a plastic bat and pillow, a practice that Debbie…
  • Show Yourself Some Compassion

    wish me love
    4 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Why it is so important to turn your inner drill sergeant into a loving companion…. Last weekend I was in an interesting space facing some heavy grief when I decided to take a listen to an archived show of one of the coaches I follow on I called in a little over a year ago and asked for guidance on how to heal a deeply personal issue. I was selected to have a chat with her and she offered me some great coaching and met me with empathy and encouraging words during our chat. My theory was hearing her encouraging voice and loving words towards me would support…
  • Every Foster Kid Needs A Hero

    wish me love
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    Very few healers take full ownership of their role in the lives of their clients in the way that Nancy Levin, coach extraordinaire, does. I connected with Nancy’s work at an I Can Do It event just weeks after posting one of the hardest blog posts I’ve ever written to date, A Decade of Denial. I wrote this post as an action step as I, with great difficulty, began accepting the challenge of making peace with parts of my story that seemed insurmountable. I’m so glad I took the only step I knew how to take because I believe it opened up a door that would usher into my life, one…
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    Explore Beyond the Usual™

  • Time - It Exists and Does Not Exist

    12 Mar 2015 | 1:18 pm
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    24 Feb 2015 | 9:09 am
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  • Change Your Language, Change Your Story

    29 Jan 2015 | 7:34 am
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  • My Journey Continues

    13 Jan 2015 | 9:51 am
    I wrote in a previous post about how working with bringing Opening the Heart: Meditations on How to Be brought me to Vermont. I feel that both the work with Opening the Heart and the move to Vermont... CLICK ON LINK TO READ FULL POST
  • Compassion for Others; Compassion for Ourselves

    30 Nov 2014 | 3:29 pm
    A constant question, a constant search through the ages for many people, I believe, is how we reach that place in ourselves where we learn to have compassion for others as well as having compassion... CLICK ON LINK TO READ FULL POST
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    Making Motivation

  • Why simplicity is so powerful

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

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

    19 Nov 2014 | 2:40 am
        There are a still a few things in this earth that makes the world go round and this prank is one of them.  Well, it may be in the form of a prank but it warms the cockles of the heart.  Not only are the homeless being fed but they are treated with ...The post Waiter for the homeless : an awesome prank by awesome people appeared first on Making Motivation.
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    Lessons for a father

  • Lessons for a father - Forming or leaving a habit (Part 4 - Gamification)

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

    18 Mar 2015 | 1:13 am
    Image Courtesy: FlickrThere used to, in the south of India, live a kid called Ramalingam. One day he was given the boon to choose between wealth and wisdom. He had to drink from one of the 2 bowls (each signifying either wealth or wisdom). He mixed the contents and drank them and thus became wise and wealthy and became famous by the name of Tenali Raman. There are a lot of stories about him that we, in India, read and listen to while growing up.While watching the series with my son now, I realized that the question and what Tenali Raman did were very pertinent. Given a choice, what would most…
  • Lessons for a father - Changing Behavior (Part 3 - Gamification)

    15 Mar 2015 | 10:54 pm
    Image Courtesy: captology.stanford.eduHow do I get fitter? How do I learn a new language? How do I save more money to secure my family's future? How do I contribute more to my team? How do I become a better leader? We all have things we want to do and goals we want to accomplish. These can range from personal to professional in nature. Why is it, then, that we lose out on accomplishing all the goals that we set for ourselves? What if we changed our behavior to accomplish those goals?According to Dr. B. J. Fogg of the Stanford Persuasive Technology Lab, three elements have to come…
  • Lessons for a father - Shot of Dopamine (Part 2 - Gamification)

    9 Mar 2015 | 1:02 am
    Image Courtesy: GatisographyWhat is your "Dopamine"? Almost everyone has their own version of the "happiness drug". Technically, it is a hormone and neurotransmitter of the catecholamine and phenethylamine families that plays a number of important roles in the human brain and body.In a gamification setting,  the "dopamine effect" is associated with a sense of achievement and the happiness that someone feels when goals are met.In a sense, it plays the part of a motivating agent that is responsible for us taking action towards our goals, desires and needs and "rewards" us with happiness…
  • Lessons for a father - Playing the game (Part 1 - Gamification)

    8 Mar 2015 | 9:53 pm
    There is a part of the new age learning and teaching process that revolves around game mechanics and game design techniques. This is called Gamification. The intention behind it is to engage and motivate people to achieve their goals. It taps into the basic human desire of status and achievement.I have been studying up on it for the past few weeks. It is a powerful method that is being used by organizations around the planet in helping people achieve everything from learning a new languages, follow process, increase efficiency and teamwork or even on-board new employees. That is not the end…
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    Live Well - Mind Fuel Daily

  • Have The Benefits Of Yoga Crept Up On You?​

    27 Mar 2015 | 8:23 am
    While every yoga student recognizes the overall feeling of wellbeing that occurs after a good yoga class, it is much easier to miss the signs that an an ongoing yoga practice has begun to work its magic. The effects are incremental, often subtle, but after several months of regular yoga, pausing to take stock might lead to some interesting conclusions.Diminished Aches and PainsMany of us have chronic, minor aches and pains. It can be a lower back that nags from time to time, tension held in the shoulders or a twinge in the knee that flares up when climbing a flight of stairs. We can get so…
  • Art as Meditation

    26 Mar 2015 | 2:32 am
    Two misconceptions about art may be preventing you from enjoying the benefits of mindful creative expression. The first is that people are either born with a natural artistic talent or they’re not. While some natural ability is helpful, techniques can be taught and practiced over time. The second misconception, and perhaps the most important, is that if you’re not “good” at it, there’s no reason to make art. But Picasso himself said “The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” What could be a better reason than that?Being present in the moment is the…
  • The Four Agreements

    25 Mar 2015 | 4:52 am
    Rooted in traditional Toltec wisdom, The Four Agreements as taught by Don Miguel Ruiz offer steps toward personal freedom and a life of peace, grace, and unconditional love. The Toltec strived for mastery of awareness through personal discipline. The agreements are simple but profound; here is the essence of each of them:1. Be Impeccable with your WordThere is great power in words, so you should strive to use them with care and integrity. Never gossip or cause harm to others or to yourself with the words you say. Share your truth as clearly as possible, strive to always speak from love, and…
  • Can the Mind Heal? The Story of Adam the Dreamhealer

    20 Mar 2015 | 4:09 am
    By the age of 16, Canadian Adam McLeod had already written his first book called "Dreamhealer," and the name has stuck with him ever since. To date, he has created a total of four books and two DVDs teaching people about self-healing. He also speaks at workshops and conferences that draw large crowds.Adam's healing gifts first manifested within his own family. His mother suffered from a number of health issues, including multiple sclerosis. One day, while she was reeling in excruciating head pain (as she had many times before), Adam "saw" what he describes as a throbbing green blob of energy…
  • Earthing

    19 Mar 2015 | 8:25 am
    Do you remember the joy of barefoot summers when you were a kid? The feel of moist grass, warm sand or even hot, rough pavement against the soles of your feet were as natural as breathing. In a sense, that’s the philosophy behind Earthing. Earthing is a new buzzword in the holistic community, but the philosophy behind it is ancient wisdom.HistoryOut of personal curiosity, TV cable pioneer Clint Ober began studying the link between the Earth’s naturally occurring electricity and humans. Understanding that cable connectors needed to be grounded in order to remain stable and…
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    Programming Life

  • 5 More Easter Prayers

    Matt Catlett
    28 Mar 2015 | 7:50 am
    Beauty, love, and faith become the same thing as you draw closer to their source. These mysteries are always built through first a swing low, then a rising back up. A winter, then a spring. A crucifixion, then a resurrection. This is true for the wheat and this is true for you. If times have [&hellip The post 5 More Easter Prayers appeared first on Programming Life.
  • 5 Stones of David

    Matt Catlett
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:10 am
    I’m certainly not the biggest fan of Max Lucado. Yet I keep reading his books. I snatch them up when I see them. For beneath the plebeian writing and concepts, there’s a happy humor in the way of faith. For, despite the concessions and platitudes, there is sometimes extraordinariness and usefulness. The occasional smile or [&hellip The post 5 Stones of David appeared first on Programming Life.
  • A Living God

    Matt Catlett
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:34 pm
    There is a priesthood of physicists that say that there is only one vast, complex machine. They say that by learning the rules and components of the machine, which they call nature or reality, mankind can persist and advance. This priesthood has many disciples. There is another priesthood, this one of metaphysicians, who hold that [&hellip The post A Living God appeared first on Programming Life.
  • We Rebel Angels

    Matt Catlett
    21 Mar 2015 | 8:48 am
    Brothers and Sisters, the rebellion is ending. It’s time for us to join hands and return to the Kingdom together, just as we were when we left it. I tell you this not out of worship for the King, although I have that. I tell you this because our rebellion has become overlong and fruitless, [&hellip The post We Rebel Angels appeared first on Programming Life.
  • Naming Afflictions

    Matt Catlett
    20 Mar 2015 | 8:06 am
    Shortly after I tore my ankle tendon, I read Shaman by Kim Robinson. In it, the main character also wounded his ankle – he named his affliction Growl. So I named mine Growl too, then later changed it to Crouch. In the following months, I formed a relationship with Crouch. At first, it seemed like [&hellip The post Naming Afflictions appeared first on Programming Life.
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    Live Bold and Bloom

  • Unhappy Marriage: How To Decide Whether To Stay Or Go

    Barrie Davenport
    24 Mar 2015 | 8:04 am
    You roll over in bed in the morning and look at the person lying next to you. Is this the person you thought you married? Do you feel anything close to the connection and intimacy you felt when you were first together? Perhaps now all you feel is angry or irritated. Maybe you’re hurt, bored, or… Continue Reading… The post Unhappy Marriage: How To Decide Whether To Stay Or Go appeared first on Live Bold and Bloom.
  • The Present Moment: 10 Ways To Be Happy Right Now

    20 Mar 2015 | 12:57 pm
    I am reading a fascinating novel right now about a women who has lost her long-term memory. She wakes up every day next to her husband — a man she doesn’t recognize — in a room she can’t identify, with a life she can’t recall. Every day, someone has to explain to her who… Continue Reading… The post The Present Moment: 10 Ways To Be Happy Right Now appeared first on Live Bold and Bloom.
  • Self-Discovery Questions: My New Book Is Available

    Barrie Davenport
    16 Mar 2015 | 1:40 pm
    Since I’m a personal coach, this statement might seem counterintuitive, but you can coach yourself. Having a personal coach is life-changing, but not everyone is in the position to hire one. That’s why I’ve written my latest book, Self-Discovery Questions: 155 Breakthrough Questions to Accelerate Massive Action. When a coach asks you probing questions,… Continue Reading… The post Self-Discovery Questions: My New Book Is Available appeared first on Live Bold and Bloom.
  • The Ultimate List Of 97 Manners

    Barrie Davenport
    13 Mar 2015 | 12:04 pm
    When I was in my twenties, I moved from Atlanta to New York City for my career. Every day, I’d take the bus from my brownstone on the Upper West Side to my office in midtown Manhattan. Every day, the bus was jam-packed with people, and you were lucky if you were able to… Continue Reading… The post The Ultimate List Of 97 Manners appeared first on Live Bold and Bloom.
  • 9 Reasons A Positive Attitude Can Keep You Alive

    Barrie Davenport
    9 Mar 2015 | 9:47 am
    You produce about 50,000 thoughts a day according to the National Science Foundation. Of those 50,000, 70-80% of them are negative thoughts. That’s around 40,000 negative thoughts a day or 14,600,000 a year. We are constantly simmering in a brew of negativity. Now maybe you are someone with a naturally sunny disposition. Let’s say you are… Continue Reading… The post 9 Reasons A Positive Attitude Can Keep You Alive appeared first on Live Bold and Bloom.
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    Inspiration Boost

  • Tony A Gaskins Jr Love Quotes

    JJ Wong
    14 Mar 2015 | 8:05 am
    Tony A Gaskins Jr Love Quotes A woman can always tell if a man loves her by how much time he’s willing to invest. Money spent is meaningless, but time spent is priceless. Inspiration Boost - Quote of Life, Inspiration and Motivation
  • Leonard Nimoy Famous Quotes

    JJ Wong
    8 Mar 2015 | 1:21 am
    Leonard Nimoy Famous Quotes The miracle is this: the more we share the more we have. Inspiration Boost - Quote of Life, Inspiration and Motivation
  • 27 Most Powerful Beliefs

    Darren Chow
    15 Feb 2015 | 6:32 am
    Belief is so powerful that it can empower one even if it is not true sometimes. It serves as the filter for our outer reality. We often look at the event happened around us differently than the others because we hold different beliefs. It affects how we allocate our focus, and then how we respond towards the same event. In short words, having an empowering beliefs strengthen you, while limiting beliefs cages you and hinders you from what you are really capable of. Thus, be extreme cautious in what you chose to believe. Review your current beliefs from time to time, to see does it conflicts…
  • 5 Free Ways to feel great about Life

    JJ Wong
    8 Feb 2015 | 8:29 am
    This is a guest post by Karen Sealey, specialising in tarot card readings. 5 Free Ways to feel great about Life No matter what happens, there is always something to be grateful about life. Not just life in general either, your life specifically. With almost all of us in pursuit of wealth and success, we fail to keep up with the speeding pace of life and consequently fail to connect with ourselves and happiness can seem a long way away. There is no point spending your life always waiting for something to make you happy – self-sustained happiness is the best kind and the easiest to attain…
  • Robin William Depression Quotes

    JJ Wong
    31 Jan 2015 | 7:20 am
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    The Miracle Forest: The Zen Smile of Mindfulness

  • That Magical Zest for Life: How to Live a Life of Joy

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

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

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

    10 Feb 2015 | 4:30 am
    I'm sitting on my little green rug, writing this by hand. I will type it later if it will end up making sense.Sometimes, we need to just sit. Break away from everything in the world that's pulling us into a wrong direction. By wrong I mean a direction that feels... off.I think we all have so-called bad days. We think they just happen, but everything has a reason. It would be possible to live life free from anxiety and that consuming feeling of "wrong." The great question of life is: How?Noisy neighbors make us mad in one moment, our boss is yelling at us in the next. Our lives consist of…
  • A Child's Map to Happiness: What Happens When We Stop Being Childish

    24 Jan 2015 | 8:25 am
    Childish is a derogatory term. A childish person is annoying. Stubborn. Ignorant. Just to name a few. It almost seems like we have forgotten all the great qualities we had as children.As we're growing up, we're told to become serious people, like real adults. We're taught to shed our playfulness, because being childlike is wrong.I touched on this subject in my previous article, Guide to a More Peaceful Life, and since I consider it such an important and relevant topic, I would like to elaborate on it more.Losing our childlike nature can cause more issues than we might think. Let's go through…
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    Positively Positive

  • What Would Your Life Look Like If…

    Hayley Hobson
    28 Mar 2015 | 3:10 am
    Last night, I stumbled upon a question and instantly fell in love with it – knowing everyone needs to ask themselves: What would your life be like if you made $500/hr? It was my destiny perhaps, or more likely an innate tenacious attitude that has ensured I made $500/hr. Actually, I’ve been doing so since I was twenty-six, as an unhappy lawyer, then later as a stressed out yoga teacher, and now I make more, am more happy and have learned that it was nothing to do with money, AND everything to do with money. What am I talking about? I had it all, and nothing at the same time. It…
  • Are You Unnecessarily Severe with Yourself and Your Habits?

    Gretchen Rubin
    28 Mar 2015 | 3:05 am
    “All severity that does not tend to increase good, or prevent evil, is idle.“ – Samuel Johnson I often think about this remark by Samuel Johnson. Because I’ve been so focused on habits over the past few years, during the writing of Better Than Before, people often talk to me about the habits they want to change. And although I have so many strategies and ideas that I’ve identified to help people master their habits, to my surprise, I frequently find myself making the case against changing a habit. I’ve noticed that people often say they want to change a habit because “I…
  • Are Two Heads Really Better Than One?

    Terri Cole
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:07 am
    I find that so many of my most creative and inspired ideas come to me when I’m having fun. One of my favorite ways to have fun is by spending time with friends. Whether I am exploring a personal issue, grappling with a family stuff or looking to brainstorm my next big business idea, getting together to do something fun with my posse is a surefire way to get feedback and support. Many people have become accustomed to doing it all on their own. They don’t want to ‘bother’ or ‘burden’ friends, family or even colleagues by asking for help, insight or guidance. This do-it-yourself…
  • 6 Ways to Get Your Inner Mojo Back This Spring

    Tamara Star
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:05 am
    Transitional seasons are a kick aren’t they? It’s as if Mother Nature suddenly has A.D.D.  Or as the artist Sting used to sing - she can be all four seasons in one day! It’s warm one day and windy the next. Then rains come, and if it’s cold enough, snow appears on our car windows. If we’re not careful, we’ll find ourselves smack dab into the next season feeling as stormy and out of balance as the weather. As Mark Twain so perfectly said: “It’s spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want—oh, you…
  • The secret of getting ahead is getting started.

    Positively Positive
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Related Posts The Power of Imperfect Starts: How Good Do You Really Need to Be to Get Started? THE Secret to Success. This is IT. For Reals. The Secret to Finding Your Passion (Hint: It’s Not What You Think) The Secret Ingredient to Success – Emotional Intelligence
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    Get Motivated

  • I fail in order to succeed

    13 Mar 2015 | 6:05 am
    I love my life. I respect my existence. I may fail, but to succeed later. It's not failure what people see in my life, it's success disguised in a form of success. What I believe in is what will and... Visit us to get a full recharge of motivation and get inspired.
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    12 Mar 2015 | 3:07 pm
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  • How to train your mind to be positive

    12 Mar 2015 | 12:33 pm
    The mind is simple and to train your mind to be positive, you need to know a few things. It's like that; what you do and how you act is the reflection of your inner thoughts. You think you are clever... Visit us to get a full recharge of motivation and get inspired.
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    1 Mar 2015 | 12:22 pm
    Life needs cleverness along with kindness, each side needs the other one. Being clever is not something that can be gained by staying all night reading about cleverness, it's what you gain through... Visit us to get a full recharge of motivation and get inspired.
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    Left Brain Buddha

  • Mindful Studying {a.k.a., how to learn without losing your mind!}

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

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

    Sarah Rudell Beach
    8 Mar 2015 | 11:00 pm
    “Stress” seems to be an epidemic right now — emails to answer, activities to attend, houses to clean, groceries to buy, jobs to do… The pressure seems never-ending. But here’s what you need to know: Stress may be a given in our lives… but being stressed out doesn’t have to be. I’m re-reading Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Full Catastrophe Living in my mindfulness training course right now, and as I read from his chapters on stress the other day, I knew I had to share his wisdom with you! What Non-Stressed Out People Know 1. They know stress is a normal…
  • How to Breathe — For Kids!

    Sarah Rudell Beach
    1 Mar 2015 | 11:00 pm
    A few years ago, while my daughter was in the midst of a four-alarm meltdown, I implored her to “I don’t know HOW!!” she yelled back. At first I was dumbfounded. What do you mean, you don’t know how to breathe?? You’ve been breathing your whole life!! But she was right. I had never taught her to breathe. I had never taught her how to use her breath to calm herself down when she was all worked up. The first time I tell my students to “take a deep breath,” they respond with a collective, desperate, and panicked inhale that sounds more like…
  • Change is Good

    Sarah Rudell Beach
    22 Feb 2015 | 5:49 pm
    Left Brain Buddha has a new look! Change is good, right? When I launched Left Brain Buddha in April 2013, I had no idea how to design a website. I watched a few tutorial videos, chose a no-coding-knowledge-needed template, uploaded a few pictures of my garden, and voila! Left Brain Buddha was born! As this site has grown, so has my knowledge of web design. As this site has evolved, so has its purpose. Left Brain Buddha is about living mindfully and thought-fully. It’s about cultivating the practices and mindsets that bring us joy — and it’s about exploring all the research…
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    Victory Movement

  • The Millionaire Mindset You Can Achieve

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

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

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

    Justin Bonesteel
    19 Jan 2015 | 6:43 pm
    Join Tsu today! Tsu (pronounced sue) is a new social media website that shares its earnings with the users!  Every post you make earns you money, how much you make depends on how many friends and followers you have. Although it wont make you an overnight millionaire, it is great to get paid for something you were already doing!    Message me if you need any help getting started I will be glad to help! So far the Tsu user interface is great! It’s like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram rolled into one and has the potential to be the next big social media site, it has grown the fastest…
  • Get Paid From Social Media!

    Justin Bonesteel
    16 Jan 2015 | 11:47 am
    I am always on my social media checking for updates and just to see the next funny post someone has shared, but I never imagined I could get paid for it! These days social media accounts add so much value to every business who uses them, enough so that it has become a full time source of income for many people! These businesses that don’t have time to manage their Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, Pinterest or Tumblr accounts pay people just like you to manage them and stay relevant everyday! These companies need your help! They are busy with things like payroll, insurance, taxes, sales and…
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    The Alecia Lawrence Show |I Live To Inspire | What Is Motivation| Inspiring Words | Define Motivation

  • Part 3 Clearing A Path To Contentment Interview With Suzanne

    Alecia Lawrence
    17 Mar 2015 | 5:37 pm
    So far you have looked at having more options when you are feeling stuck in life in part one. Then we took a spin at removing negative patterns that are creating obstacles to your success in part two. This week Suzanne is going to look at bringing out your magnificence. Ask yourself this question. “Have […]
  • Part 2 Clearing A Path To Contentment Interview With Suzanne

    Alecia Lawrence
    12 Mar 2015 | 1:56 pm
    Suzanne shared why she got into Hypnosis and NLP. She saw it as a way to share simple things you can use to turn your life around in a really huge way. This led to her sharing how you can navigate through those negative addictive behaviors that paralyzes your success such as people pleasing, constantly […]
  • Part 1 Clearing A Path To Contentment Interview with Suzanne

    Alecia Lawrence
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    Are you feeling stuck, overwhelmed, like you have no choices in life or you have no control of what’s happening in your life? Suzzane Kellner Zinck is our special guest on the show today who is able to provide insights on how to easily overcome the aforementioned feelings. She is a Master Hypnotist and Master […]
  • Hidden Fortune In A Positive Attitude

    Alecia Lawrence
    20 Dec 2014 | 8:27 pm
    Attitude is everything. What approach do you choose when faced with an experience whether pleasant or unpleasant? Are you looking for the opportunities or the lessons or are you consumed by what’s not working? The secret is what you choose to focus on will create your outcome. Your attitude is intertwined with your choice on […]
  • 7 Keys To Locking In Your New Success Habit

    Alecia Lawrence
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Its no secret that successful people tend to have the same habits. Which means you would have to adopt similar habits in order to ease your way as you continue to take action towards creating the life you desire. Yep, easier said than done. You might find it really challenging to implement new success habits […]
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    Every Day Getting Better

  • Penny and Dez

    Ryan Wakefield
    27 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
  • Legendary Coach Don Meyer Tribute

    Ryan Wakefield
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:08 am
    We saw this great tribute video of late coach Don Meyer floating around on twitter and we could not wait to share it with our community.  Coach Meyer is one of the winningest coaches of all time with 923 wins and only 324 loses.  But really he is most remembered as an amazing servant leader.  Coach Meyer coached for 38 seasons and even though his last years were impacted by his 2008 car accident and discovery of cancer his faith persevered and his legacy lives on. *We are unaware of the source of the video but would like to give credit.  If you know the source, please share it with us.
  • I Lived

    Ryan Wakefield
    22 Mar 2015 | 7:39 am
    This song features Bryan Warnecke, who is a teenage OneRepublic fan who suffers from cystic fibrosis. Whenever I try to breath hard it hurts. I want to make the most out of my life and have as much fun as I possibly can and my biggest fear is not being able to do that. The song however was written for the 4 year old son of OneRepublic front-man Ryan Tedder.  Tedder wanted his son to have an anthem to grow up to, to encourage him to have a life without regret.
  • #HappyActs

    Ryan Wakefield
    20 Mar 2015 | 9:14 am
    Today is the International Day of Happiness and one positive company is doing something great. is donating $1 to Big Brothers and Sisters for everyone who accepts their #HappyActs challenge. If you want to learn more about the International Day of Happiness you can visit and get plugged in on how you can make the world happier. Finally, if you want to make things at work happier, look no further than the great people at Zappos who gave us Delivering Happiness. As for what Every Day, Getting Better is doing to give back on this day.  We have…
  • The Xavier Project – one week could last forever

    Ryan Wakefield
    17 Mar 2015 | 9:23 am
    If you had one week to impact the rest of someones life, what would you do? Xavier Somerville | The Xavier Project That is the key question that four undergraduates from Purdue University have set out to answer next summer.  Xavier Somerville was their brother, as member of the Delta Delta Chapter of the Sigma Chi Fraternity.  Somerville lost his life in September of 2012 to a tragic accident.  His brothers Ben Waters, Bryan Hall, Jake Clark, and Nik Rose have established a way to keep Xavier’s legacy alive. This coming summer, Waters, Hall, Clark and Rose will load up in an RV and…
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  • Help! My child’s in high school

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

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

    Chris Rither
    10 Mar 2015 | 3:28 am
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  • Why we hate to write, but should do it anyway.

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

    Scott Hammond
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:05 pm
    Stress and How You Can Deal With it Living in Humboldt is no guarantee of a stress-free life. We can suffer as much or more than someone living in the “Big City”. Did I mention long Humboldt winters full of rain? Many of us get stuck in dysfunctional and stressful patterns of acting and being. Much of it is dictated by the fact that we simply give up and let go. We give into our moods, tiredness, burnout, and stress. We get snarky and we stop caring about how we are impacting on those around us. We sometimes just quit. Our being stuck in poor ways of response can take many forms such as…
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    biya-tuu blog

  • The Demand for Happiness

    27 Mar 2015 | 2:56 pm
    It’s the peace that washes over you when everything makes sense; you get what you wanted, or you’re smiling for no reason. Most will go to any length to have it, carve out their own version, or achieve it — if they think that it can be achieved. It’s six figures and a nice car.  Or, is it waking up without the anxiety that everything is going to fall apart?  For some, it only seems achievable with a little pill that starts with ad and rhymes with ya’ll. Competition for it is high if you’re of the belief that you have to work for it and others can take it…
  • No One Cares

    26 Mar 2015 | 12:51 pm
      No one cares.  That’s the playlist running through your head, and that’s how it appears because it is  how it feels. But we’re in there right with you. So, we know what it feels like. Even when you’re out of it, it’s impossible to forget. And…  some of us aren’t out of it yet. So,  you see we get it.  Some one cares. We’ll see you out there. #BIYATUU    Filed under: Equality, For Those Days Tagged: we care, we get it
  • Random Disruptive Urges

    25 Mar 2015 | 1:02 pm
    Random urges to be disruptive.  Breaking a delicate vase. Pouring water on your laptop. Destroying something expensive. Hurting yourself, or seriously thinking about it? It seems random, but it’s not. It’s not exactly curiosity or experimentation either. What if it’s more of a desire to express something, to let out anger or frustration, to match the pain so it can be felt physically. Or, perhaps it’s a desire to be your true self because it’s been so sufficiently suppressed; you might feel an urge to lash out once in a while just to express yourself. …
  • The Formula

    24 Mar 2015 | 3:30 pm
    There’s no secret formula. There’s no special how-to guide that can tell you how to do it. You still have to put one foot in front of the other to walk a mile. You have to write one down to get 100, 1000 or 10,000.You have to resist the chips and eat the apple. You have to focus on solutions, not problems. There’s no other way around it. That’s the work. Caring out the motions and doing the work is the easy part. The head game is the hard part. There’s no exact formula to it. There’s only the work and working the hell out of it. We’ll see you out…
  • Shifting to the Right Side of the Brain

    23 Mar 2015 | 12:44 pm
    OLD                                      NEW Bullying                                                                         Anti-bullying campaigns Girls can’t                                                                     Girls can Colonization                                                             Leaving other countries alone/ and or combining…
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    Info Self Development

  • How to Set and Stick to Your Goals for Good

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

    14 Mar 2015 | 6:12 pm
    Once a mistake has been made and if you have a taste for repeating self destructive patterns, you are left with seven choices: To wish having done things differently. To focus on blaming the mistake. To focus on finding the person responsible for your mistake. To succomb to the temptation of dismissing your defects. To […]
  • 10 Ways to Measure Success That Don’t Involve Money

    7 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    What would we become if everyone’s purpose in life was to become wealthy at all costs? Can you imagine yourself as a personality with a generic identity? Imagine, every inch of Earth covered by glittering footsteps, the traffic disappearing as the concrete disintegrates under red carpets. Cars halted, taxi drivers on standby are watching. Above; the […]
  • How to Stop Overthinking Everything: 10 Simple Habits

    24 Feb 2015 | 5:12 pm
    Do you spend hours overthinking things until your brain hurts? Are major life decisions becoming a source of stress? Do you end up without a solution for your dilemmas after days of mulling over them? Are you suffering from a lack of comfort or peace because you can not make up your mind? If you […]
  • Be Interested in People and The Opportunities in Their Stories

    14 Feb 2015 | 7:36 am
    Are you aware of the opportunities that surround you, do you greet every stranger that you meet? Everyone has lessons to teach us; knows facts, and covers up a truth that you can uncover if you dig deep into their soul. It’s worth taking an interest in other’s experiences and to observe those with beliefs, […]
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    Roxana Jones, Spiritual Healer and Inspirational Author

  • Is your Mind Available for a New Vibration?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    17 Nov 2014 | 6:55 am
    The post 7 ways to motivate yourself for studies appeared first on Palchoice. Do you find it difficult to motivate yourself for studies? Or do you want to find the ways to motivate your children for studies? If your answer is yes to above questions then I think you are landed on the right place. In this article, I am going to share some of the practical things [...] The post 7 ways to motivate yourself for studies appeared first on Palchoice.
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  • Never mind the crack

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

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

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

    Academy for Creative Training
    1 Mar 2015 | 4:51 am
    We are not talking about this life and after life. Yet in a matter of sorts, it is an afterlife that comes, once we realize that for the larger part of our life we have been either living someone else’s dream or pursuing a life driven by fear of the unknown, greed for the insatiable and to compete with the worldly ways of those around us. Expectations, comparisons and subordination to others are the three root causes for us unknowingly leading a life not that we would love to lead but one that we force ourselves to lead. To really live and lead the life that you crave, it is essential that…
  • A dream and a purpose

    Academy for Creative Training
    17 Feb 2015 | 9:24 am
    They say a clear conscience is the best pillow. If this be true, it is also the first step to ensure one has pleasant dreams and a rejuvenated self in the morning. Unfortunately most of us go to sleep with a lot of anxiety, remorse, anger and hurt partly because we believe life has been unfair and also because we have a lot of unfinished agenda that keeps nagging us at bedtime. Obviously when we plant the seeds of negativity and frustration in our mind, chances are that we will end up either up with disturbed sleep or wake up with a start on seeing a nightmare. Either way our sleep is ruined,…
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    Calling Dreams

  • 24 Inspiring Quotes from Movies to Keep You Moving Towards Your Dream

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

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

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

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

    Vishnu Verma
    5 Nov 2014 | 10:33 pm
    Each one of us has a dream. A dream to be something, a dream to pursue something.To me, living that dream is the most beautiful thing ever happened to anybody.There are people who hustle day and night for success, they went through hardships and they do odd jobs just to make it through.Many times, they went through the low points in their lives and there are times, when they feel like giving up where no one believes in them, no one standby with them.But they get up once again, even after failing ‘n’ number of times and somehow manage to beat the sayings of naysayers and…
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    Awesome AJ

  • Money Magnet: 55 Powerful Money Affirmations You Must Use

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

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

    Ajay Mishra
    10 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    Message From The Universe For You A man can create his own destiny. You are the divine creation on this earth. And you have been given all the power to live the life of your dreams. But living your dreams is not a coincidence, its a process to align your mind and soul with your action to go on the journey until you reach your destination. On this journey of life you will find joy and sorrow, you will find support and obstacles, and you achieved success and failure. But every time you find happiness or success you feel great but most of the time when you come face to face with adversity, you…
  • How to Transform Yourself from being A Pessimist to An Optimist

    Ajay Mishra
    6 Feb 2015 | 1:20 am
    Are you an optimist or a pessimist or the one hanging in between? Do you know what making you an optimist or a pessimist? If you are an optimist then that’s a blessing to you, right. But, if you are a pessimist then you are having a hard time in life. Every pessimist knows that being positive is really difficult. Even most of the people who struggle with the inner negativity, they try hard to become an optimist but become unsuccessful. Apart from the super-optimist and the pure-pessimist, there are people who keep hanging in between positivity and negativity. Are you the one hanging in…
  • Top 10 Motivational and Law of Attraction Posts of 2014

    Ajay Mishra
    21 Jan 2015 | 6:56 am
    Top Motivational and Law of Attraction Posts of 2014 2014 had been a phenomenal year and 2015 going to be a super phenomenal one. I am sure along with me you are on this journey to make this year your best year of life. Many of you are missing new blog post here on for some time, but now I am back in the flow. In the next couple of weeks, you will read super awesome posts with magical insights to manifest your dreams. From last few months, I am busy working on some new resources that will blow your mind and will take you on a new adventure. Before we move on to the…
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  • Why It All Matters

    13 Mar 2015 | 8:59 am
    For every person that reads this sentence, YOU are why it matters.Click To Tweet Contrary to what your parents may have wanted, I gave you your dessert first. It’s true. The reason why any of this matters, and why it pays to keep going, is because of everyone that happens to see, hear, or read what you put into this world. Now, it’s time to add that nutritional value. Nobody Really Cares Unfortunately, that’s what I thought about putting out videos and content. I know this seems depressing, but at some level, this is what I truly believed. Around February I ended up using…
  • Nightlife Ambitions (Hip Hop, Distorted Neon City Type Beat) Prod. JustDreamz

    12 Mar 2015 | 9:02 am
    What’s up everybody? As you can see I’m back with another beat. Don’t forget to let me know what you think of the beat and the way it’s presented. I try to take things to another level, so let me know how I can improve. The Process – Nightlife Ambitions (Hip Hop, Distorted Neon City Type Beat) Like a lot of my beats, this started with a sample. It gave me an idea of a mood and some bare bones to flesh out. In this particular instance, it plays through most of the beat and is the driving melody. It is taken out in the 1st bar of the chorus to add some variance…
  • Girls | Chance the Rapper ft. Childish Gambino & Mike Posner Type Beat | (Prod. JustDreamz)

    11 Mar 2015 | 1:03 pm
    How do you like my vision? The idea of this video is to see yourself in the video and give you an idea of what to do with it. At the end of the day I like to have fun with it and be creative. What can you come up with? Check out this beat as well as the others for sale at my Beat Store
  • Penny Jordan – Beat Preview

    11 Mar 2015 | 12:59 pm
    Let me know what you think! This is a new beat I’m working on called “Penny Jordan”. Any constructive criticism is appreciated.
  • Superbowl Dreamz in the Preseason

    11 Mar 2015 | 12:58 pm
    Have a goal from the start!
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  • 25+ Animated Wallpaper Best Collections

    Boss Shb
    11 Mar 2015 | 9:08 am
    God has bestowed a person many skills and a wonderful mind. through this mind and thinking he has invented a lot of things and these things has not only changed the map of the world but also the lifestyle of a common person. computer is one of the best invention of a man through it he can now visualizes his thoughts to others that thoughts are sometimes called as imaginary thoughts by peoples. Animated wallpapers are one of the examples which is made on computers and liked by everyone. These wallpapers are usually used for background to make look beautiful as graphical user interface and…
  • 25+ April Fool Pranks To Make You Happy

    Boss Shb
    9 Mar 2015 | 9:51 pm
    There are some days in world which is famous because something is associated with it. 1st April is also known as “April fool” because at this day a person feels pleasure by making joke with others and set pranks for others which makes them frightened or create a sense of surprise. The pranks are the practical jokes which creates a jolly atmosphere. This day is celebrated and well known in America and European countries. The main purpose of celebrating this day is to rejoice by leaving the daily boring routines and doing something which is new and interesting. Mark Twain says about the…
  • 25+ Summer Umbrella To Help You

    Boss Shb
    8 Mar 2015 | 6:44 am
    God has created our seasons and every season has spatiality in it through which it is differentiated from rest of them. Summer is a season which has very high temperature and direct solar radiations which lowers the water level in body which is very harmful for human. To save his self from these radiations and hot temperature a person uses many ways i.e. wears light dresses, use sun glasses and use summer umbrella. Summer umbrella is one of the best ways to save skin from harsh and burning radiation. The important thing about umbrella is that it is a hand held device and can be placed at…
  • 20 Top Collection Women Day 2015

    4 Mar 2015 | 8:23 pm
    The importance of woman in a society cannot be denied. She plays a significant role in society and life too. She is also needed for human progress and race. Man and woman are considered two wheels of a single vehicle. If one wheel is not working then it is much difficult for other to play its part. Woman have rights which must be fulfilled. Similarly there are some duties of woman too. There are different events organized every year to show the importance of woman. One of the most popular event is Woman day which is very near. It is celebrated on 8th March. It throws light on the struggles…
  • 25+ Supreme True Love Quotes For Lovers

    Nadia Afandi
    10 Feb 2015 | 2:46 am
    It is a fact that true love is hard to find. There are some realities in life which we have to accept. Finding love is not the solution to everything. But finding a true love is the biggest achievement in life. We can find a number of people who say that they are very loyal. It seems that those people are always ready to sacrifice their all needs for us. But the reality is different. When we are in trouble or stuck in some serious problems only then we can find those persons who are loyal. Someone wisely said that a true friend is the one who helps us in difficulty. So it is important for us…
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    Inspiring Dose

  • 150 Blog Post Ideas For When You’ve Hit Writers Block

    8 Mar 2015 | 10:54 am
    In the blogging world, there are times where you’ll be bursting with ideas and creativity and times where you wont even be able to think of a post title. That’s why I’ve created a list of 150 blog post ideas that might be able to help you when you’ve been struck with writers block. Happy Thursday!1. Product review 2. Home details 3. Host a giveaway 4. Brand focus 5. Guest post 6. Facts about yourself 7. Top 5 products 8. Day in the life 9. Morning/evening routine 10. Room tour 11. Makeup tutorial 12. Top 10 blogs – share blogger love 13. Wishlist 14. Favourite…
  • 30 Ways to Live Life without Regrets

    22 Feb 2015 | 7:17 am
    Caitlin, my 25-year-old daughter, is already making a difference. While her friends majored in finance, business and pre-med at the University of Kansas, Caitlin followed her heart and became a social worker.Today she works with patients in a hospital’s dialysis center. My daughter listens and provides comfort for those facing end of life. One patient, however, recently comforted Caitlin.The patient recounted the last 70 years of her life. She described being paralyzed in a car accident when she was 17 and then unexpectedly losing her husband, which created the need to raise their four…
  • How to Finally Beat Procrastination

    2 Feb 2015 | 5:58 am
    Everybody does it at some point: Finds every other task infinitely more interesting than the one that needs to be done, or gets intimidated by a project or assignment to the point that you just don’t know where to start. If you’re a serial procrastinator you’ve probably tried every trick in the book too (while putting off homework, of course!). Recently I came across a few lesser-known ways of beating procrastination and rounded them up for you.Read the rest of this article: Michelle PhanThe post How to Finally Beat Procrastination appeared first on Inspiring Dose.
  • 63 Toxic Beliefs That Poison Your Potential for Success

    19 Jan 2015 | 3:57 am
    “That was too easy”“You didn’t work hard enough on that”“You got lucky that time. Luck never lasts.”These are the things that I believe about my work, myself, and my business. These are the words that kick me in the back of the knees as I try to move forward.These are limiting beliefs. And limiting beliefs are poison, success-limiting inner mantras that almost everybody carries with them.How Limiting Beliefs Truly Limit SuccessMy dad has always been a workhorse.He sometimes wakes up at 4:00 AM and leaves for work by 4:20. He works long and hard for every dollar he earns through…
  • 7 Easy Ways to Live a Zero Waste Lifestyle

    18 Jan 2015 | 9:34 am
    Imagine going through your daily life and not throwing out a single piece of trash. Does that even seem possible? We have become accustomed to using plastic bags to carry our groceries, buying products that are fully packaged and performing the daily ritual of throwing out the junk mail that fills our mailboxes. All of that waste has a significant effect, with an average person in the U.S. creating enough trash to fill 63,000 garbage trucks a day. We are happy to break down this seemingly new zero waste trend for you, and present seven easy ways that eliminating waste can be implemented into…
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    M.C. Simon Writes

  • Book VIII Eclavarda

    M.C. Simon
    28 Mar 2015 | 7:20 am
    Orbbelgguren Series: Book VIII Eclavarda Book Details Title: Book VIII Eclavarda Series: Orbbelgguren Series Author: Stephen Christiansen Genre: Fantasy Fiction Format: Ebook (paperback available) Length: 317 pages Publication Date: March 10, 2014 Publisher: Lulu Regular Price: $2.99 for Ebook  … Read the rest
  • Book VII Qu’ellar B’Nossta

    M.C. Simon
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:11 am
    Orbbelgguren Series: Book VII Qu’ellar B’Nossta Book Details Title: Book VII Qu’ellar B’Nossta Series: Orbbelgguren Series Author: Stephen Christiansen Genre: Fantasy Fiction Format: Ebook (paperback available) Length: 274 pages Publication Date: June 15, 2014 Publisher: Lulu Regular Price: $2.99 for… Read the rest
  • Defined by Others

    M.C. Simon
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:55 am
    Defined by Others Book Details Title: Defined by Others Series: Defining Ways Series, book 1 Author: M.C.V. Egan Publication Date: December 11, 2014 Length: 170 pages Publisher: IntroSpective PRESS   Synopsis A word, a single word defines a moment for… Read the rest
  • Book VI Qu’ellar Elggat

    M.C. Simon
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:55 am
    Orbbelgguren Series: Book VI Qu’ellar Elggat Book Details Title: Book VI Qu’ellar Elggat Series: Orbbelgguren Series Author: Stephen Christiansen Genre: Fantasy Fiction Format: Ebook (paperback available) Length: 278 pages Publication Date: February 27, 2014 Publisher: Lulu Regular Price: $2.99 for… Read the rest
  • Book V Qu’ellar Kre’jilen

    M.C. Simon
    25 Mar 2015 | 6:14 pm
    Orbbelgguren Series: Book V Qu’ellar Kre’jilen Book Details Title: Book V Qu’ellar Kre’jilen Series: Orbbelgguren Series Author: Stephen Christiansen Genre: Fantasy Fiction Format: Ebook (paperback available) Length: 258 pages Publication Date: February 21, 2014 Publisher: Lulu Regular Price: $2.99 for… Read the rest
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  • Reached A Plateau & Don’t Know What To Do? Read On…

    24 Mar 2015 | 12:44 pm
    Just as you face any other difficulty in life, so should you build the self-motivation to pull yourself to exercise. When an individual experiences any kind of hurdle, whether at home or in the office, he does easily give up. The individual moves forward, pushes on ahead and sweeps past obstacles in order to achieve […] The post Reached A Plateau & Don’t Know What To Do? Read On… appeared first on Creative Sol Vibrations.
  • Role Of SEO In Digital Marketing

    24 Mar 2015 | 11:46 am
    SEO is the very important part of digital marketing. We cannot imagine digital marketing without SEO. It’s the only technique to gain maximum attention of customers for any product and services. Cost and time required for marketing in SEO is very less when compared to traditional marketing techniques. Online marketing is becoming so popular for […] The post Role Of SEO In Digital Marketing appeared first on Creative Sol Vibrations.
  • Planning To Study Abroad? Know The Challenges First

    24 Mar 2015 | 10:12 am
    Studying abroad is undeniably one of the most wonderful experiences a student can be a part of – plenty of culture, knowing about oneself, visiting the world, and growing knowledge in not only a particular field of study, but also of the world in common. But, irrespective of how amazing the chances studying abroad bring […] The post Planning To Study Abroad? Know The Challenges First appeared first on Creative Sol Vibrations.
  • Deep Depression And An Effective Way To Get Rid Of It

    21 Mar 2015 | 5:52 pm
    Deep depression otherwise called Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a genuine clinical disposition disorder in which sentiments of pity, dissatisfaction, misfortune, or resentment meddle with an individual’s common life for a considerable length of time or months on end. Individuals with deep depression are more inclined to utilize liquor or illicit substances than others, are […] The post Deep Depression And An Effective Way To Get Rid Of It appeared first on Creative Sol Vibrations.
  • 5 Old Web Designing Practices That Should Be Terminated

    21 Mar 2015 | 4:56 pm
    With the upcoming trends in the technology field, website designing is also moving to the next levels. With all the advanced tools and techniques there is a plethora of things you could do with your website. It is important to have strong basic concepts but it is useless to remain stuck to those concepts even […] The post 5 Old Web Designing Practices That Should Be Terminated appeared first on Creative Sol Vibrations.
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  • Exclusive Interview with Lizzie Velasquez: YouTube Sensation, Anti-Bullying Activist and All-Round Superwoman

    16 Mar 2015 | 2:53 am
    I am very excited to be chatting with Lizzie Velasquez whose film A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story has just premiered at SXSW. The documentary film, produced by Women Rising and funded entirely on Kickstarter, follows Lizzie’s touching journey up to her speaking at TEDxWomenAustin, the most viewed TEDWomen event in 2013, to ultimately lobbying Capitol Hill for the first federal anti-bullying bill. Lizzie has been making YouTube videos since early 2011, honestly depicting her daily life and personal struggles. Her videos cover a broad range of topics but the common thread among…
  • Exclusive Interview with Miss Fame: Super Model Drag Queen

    3 Mar 2015 | 1:18 am
    Hello and welcome to The Llama Post. Today I am very excited to be chatting with the beautiful Miss Fame, who is currently appearing on LogoTV’s RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 7. Miss Fame: Super Model Drag Queen has already had an incredibly varied and prolific career as a male model and drag artist. She has appeared in a plethora of international publications including Vogue Italia and The Huffington Post, she has collaborated with some amazing photographers and artists, appeared in music videos, and has walked at NYC Fashion Week. We sit down with Miss Fame and discuss her unique…
  • Behind the Portrait with Austin Young

    30 Jan 2015 | 5:12 am
    Hello and welcome to The Llama Post. Today I am very excited to be chatting with Austin Young, seminal portraiture photographer based in Los Angeles. Austin has photographed the who’s who of the sub, trans and queer community in New York, LA, and San Francisco. His work has been shown in major gallery exhibitions and has graced the pages of major publications worldwide. Austin’s portraits blend a subtle pastel colour palette with beautifully simple compositions to create incredibly perceptive images, often commenting on current queer culture. Austin also has a thriving YouTube…
  • An Interview with Candyman Jamie Laing

    20 Jan 2015 | 3:07 am
    Today we chat with Jamie Laing, enigmatic star of Channel 4’s hit show Made In Chelsea. Jamie has recently founded Candy Kittens, a gourmet confectionary and fashion brand based in London. Although a relative newcomer to the traditional confectionary market, Candy Kittens is absolutely flourishing. The brand has built a strong online presence, engaging in a fun way with its customers with frequent ‘pop-up’ events and has recently been stocked in the major supermarket chain Waitrose. So Jamie can you tell us a little about Candy Kittens and your reasons for founding the company? I came…
  • Getting Under the Skin of Alaska

    3 Jan 2015 | 1:10 pm
    I am very excited to be chatting with Star of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 5, Alaska Thunderfuck 5000! Today we hope to get underneath the skin of Alaska, one of drag’s most compelling and utterly mesmerising Queens. Completely otherworldly and outlandish, Alaska has seen a meteoric rise in popularity and recognition of her art since her season of Drag Race. With her dulcet vocals and alien good looks Alaska has released some great hit singles such as ‘Nails‘ and ‘Your Makeup is Terrible‘ and has recently starred as one of the American Apparel Ad Girls, with…
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    Life Made to Order

  • Mini-Blogging Break and Wisdom Nugget

    Kelli Cooper
    22 Mar 2015 | 3:49 am
       I am very happy to have a good friend from New Jersey visiting me here in Bali, and I have been pretty busy these last couple of days. My normal schedule is thrown a bit out of whack and I am going to take a mini blogging vacation and will be back with a post on March 31st. I was attempting to put together my Monday post, but my brain was just not cooperating. And I never want to publish something I don’t feel is as good as it could be because then my audience probably wouldn’t like it very much, and I don’t want that to happen.  This experience is a great lesson…
  • Law of Attraction: 3 Snafus Keeping Your Manifestations in Limbo

    Kelli Cooper
    18 Mar 2015 | 3:47 am
    Frustration is a common feeling when it comes to working consciously with law of attraction. We have our sights set on certain things, and we just want them so badly. It is supposed to be so easy, and at the core, it is, but over the years, we haven’t exactly been groomed to become the all-powerful creators we truly are. In fact, we are led to believe we are not very powerful at all. Sure, there is a lot of lip service about being able to achieve anything, blah,blah,blah, but on the whole, we are not very positive, nor do we expect much. We are taught to get anywhere, we have to suffer,…
  • How Did I Get Here? Reining in Your Runaway Life

    Kelli Cooper
    16 Mar 2015 | 3:35 am
    Are you looking at your life wondering how things went so wrong? Are you at a loss as to when things got so off track? When did your life totally get away from you? Do you feel like you don’t even recognize yourself? At what point did you give up on the hopes and dreams you harbored? Are you worried it’s too late to do anything now? Do you want to change, but don’t know where to start? If you have asked yourself any of those questions, then this post is for you….enjoy Be Prepared for Some Uncomfortable Feelings, But Know It Gets Better When we finally realize what has…
  • Law of Attraction: Acting ‘As If” Regardless of Your Current Reality

    Kelli Cooper
    13 Mar 2015 | 4:02 am
    Law of attraction isn’t about thinking certain things and then making those exact thing is about attracting experiences that feel the same as we are feeling now, that match our current predominant beliefs. Whether we are fully aware of certain beliefs and feelings…that’s another story, but I digress…. Though we often line up with the exact thing we are thinking about because it is a good representation of what we actually want. But, again, it’s really not about the thoughts, though they certainly play a role. And with that little nugget of wisdom, it…
  • You Vs Brain: 4 Tips for Defeating Calamitous Racing Thoughts Syndrome

    Kelli Cooper
    11 Mar 2015 | 2:48 am
    Today I am happy to bring you an awesome guest post by my husband Ryan Biddulph. He is one of the wisest people I know, and highly committed to this whole ‘being the best person you can be’ thing. I don’t know anyone who has a better grip on all the ‘stuff’ that can derail us, and I’m not just saying that because he’s my man. I learn from him everyday, and am so appreciative of the fact I have access to someone like him anytime I want. Enjoy! I want to write this blog post for my wife. But I also need to finish proofreading my next eBook in the…
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    Be a Light To The World:

  • 3 Reasons Why You Should Never Blame Anyone In Your Life

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

    Ikechi Awazie
    14 Mar 2015 | 6:00 pm
    It is a bad taste in the mouth. It’s like a dangerous disease that starts without warning and makes you very sick. It is like a venom that spreads rapidly all over your body, making you limb and then numb. It’s the Fear of Failure. Yet, do you know that the Fear … The post How The Fear of Failure Can Keep You Out of TROUBLE appeared first on Be a Light To The World:.
  • How Women Are Empowering Humanity

    Ikechi Awazie
    5 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Every man has the potential to influence his generation Congratulation to all women. Yippie. It is another time for International which will be celebrated on the 8th of March. The Theme for this year’s International women’s day is to remember and actualize a cause that began 20 years ago with … The post How Women Are Empowering Humanity appeared first on Be a Light To The World:.
  • Here is a Checklist Before You Consider Yourself Insignificant

    Ikechi Awazie
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:54 pm
    So! you think that you are insignificant. You have got your mind to register that you are just worthless and nothing good can come from being you. OH! you feel most people don’t want to have anything to do with you. You have been told that you are a nobody … The post Here is a Checklist Before You Consider Yourself Insignificant appeared first on Be a Light To The World:.
  • What Do You Do When No One Appreciates Your Work?

    Ikechi Awazie
    23 Feb 2015 | 4:56 pm
    Van Gogh painted about 2000 works of art which is worth millions of dollars today. Yet he was only not able to sell a piece of art during his time. Edgar Allan Poe introduced to the world, a new form of writing and theme which we now know as detective … The post What Do You Do When No One Appreciates Your Work? appeared first on Be a Light To The World:.
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  • How to Eat a Cupcake ~ Book Review

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

    Jackie Lee
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:09 am
    The other night I picked up some gorgeous, young, tender, slim asparagus at the store. As soon as Hanna saw it on the counter she said, “I hate asparagus. I’m not eating that.” I had big plans for this asparagus… a little olive oil, a little roasting, a touch of parmesan at the end, then tossed in with shrimp cooked in garlic butter sauce. Served over pasta. mmmm. I knew she would love it if she would just try it. I talked to her about the fact the last time she’d tried asparagus it had been out of season, cooked badly and even I didn’t like it then. I…
  • You Can Not Learn Your Way Into BEing

    Jackie Lee
    26 Mar 2015 | 12:38 pm
    Don’t think. Act. We can always revise and revisit once we’ve acted. But we can accomplish nothing until we act. ~ Steven Pressfield  ~ Do the Work   I always wanted to be a writer. For as long as I can remember. I read books about being a writer. I read blog post, after blog post, after blog post about being a writer. And, I can’t learn my way into being a writer… to be a writer I must write. I always wanted to be a meditator. For a really long time (not quite as long as I’ve wanted to be a writer, but close). I read books about meditating (and more and…
  • 6 Easy Ways to Help Your Kids Express Gratitude

    Jackie Lee
    19 Mar 2015 | 1:34 pm
    Do you wish your kids were a little more grateful?  Cultivating an attitude of gratitude not only in your kids, but in your family can change everything. When we focus on being grateful in our lives it’s easier to let the petty things go. It is easier to remain patient, even in trying times. Gratitude is the gift that keeps on giving. So how do you get your kids to start looking for ways to be grateful in the world? Here’s  a few ways that have worked for me, and will hopefully work for you as well. 6 Easy Ways to Help Your Kids Express Gratitude   1. Say thank you. Often.
  • How to Create a Deeper Practice with a Mala

    Jackie Lee
    17 Mar 2015 | 8:50 am
    One day I woke up and felt a compulsion to have a mala. Weird? Yes. However, I have learned to trust those kind of compulsions, they almost always lead somewhere wonderful. I started googling, and found myself on Buddha Groove. Where I purchased my first mala. This gorgeous Rudraksha mala.   With my mala in my hand I did some research, some googling, some trying to figure out how to use this gorgeous thing. Here’s what I found. What is a mala?  A mala is a spiritual necklace, a tool, to support and deepen your meditation practice. There are 108 beads on the mala, plus one known…
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  • How This Man Went From Earning $28,000 to $115,000 Per Year In Twelve Months

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

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

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

    Dennis McGinley
    21 Feb 2015 | 11:23 am
    If you’re like me, then you want to be successful in every aspect of your life. I constantly wonder if I am achieving my highest potential or if I am wasting some amount of my days. This thought can easily turn into a nagging worry if you don’t have the proper tools to combat it.... Continue reading →
  • Earn your Man Card (Actually, For Real)

    26 Jan 2015 | 10:32 am
    Do you ever have doubts about your masculinity? I’m not afraid to admit, I sometimes do — and it’s usually when I’m in car with a woman and the engine quits. As we coast to the side of the road, I say to myself, I wish I had a background as an auto mechanic. That would be so... Continue reading →
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    Compete For The Best Life

  • To Compete is to Act

    5 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Seth Godin just posted about the circus. “The circus doesn’t wait to be called. They show up. They show up and sell tickets.” In other words, they don’t wait for the invitation. They don’t hesitate or look for permission. They don’t ask if “it’s ok” to be there. They just act. The world is deprived of great art by those who wait.  My friend Kevin Lavelle didn’t ask if the world wanted a performance dress shirt, he just got to work creating it. The world followed with many giant brands trying to copy the concept & product he’s proven. If he’d waited on the fashion…
  • Make Something New

    21 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
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  • Success In Life Mainly Comes Down to This

    21 Jan 2015 | 6:30 am
    Every blog article & social media post you see in regards to success all claim to have the “one magic formula” to transform you from tired goal-setter to successful goal-crusher. Each one subscribes to a different methodology. It’s quite easy to read through article after article, and yet walk away still thoroughly confused on what will get you from point A (the “now”) to point B (“victory). We each come from a different background and set of circumstances, and almost all of us have a different goal. Many of you are focused on your sports’ goals.
  • Forsake the Easy Road

    13 Jan 2015 | 7:25 am
    Small piece I wrote in 2014 when reflecting back on the ups & downs of my journey. The easy road would’ve been to just find a job and take it, praying I’d learn to love it. The easy road would’ve lacked embarrassingly public failures, daily battles with fear and self-doubt, and late nights alone driving a highway. The easy road would’ve made me more money to this point, given me more sleep, and caused me less stress. It wouldn’t have caused pain, tears, or worry of how will this ever work. But the easy road would’ve failed in bringing certain people…
  • Quit Waiting on Permission

    7 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    Most people are waiting to act. They hesitate to try something new, as if they are looking to others in order to give them the necessary permission to do so. Good friend Chris Brogan talks about this very struggle quite a bit – and he is phenomenal at reminding you the core truth. You don’t need someone else’s permission to do great things. I came across this little reminder on Pinterest and was immediately compelled to share.   Remember, this is your life. You don’t need others’ permission to Compete for it.   The post Quit Waiting on Permission…
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    Simple Capacity

  • 22 Of The Funniest Animal Photobombs Caught In a Picture

    25 Mar 2015 | 3:13 am
    “Photobomb – spoil a photograph of (a person or thing) by unexpectedly appearing in the camera’s field of view as the picture is taken, typically as a prank or practical joke.” Have you ever been photo bombed by a friend who’s trying to ruin the picture, or by a total accident? It happened to me hundreds of times. But getting an animal photobomb by a horse, or even worse, by an ostrich is something you don’t get to see every day. You don’t want to miss that opportunity now! The next 22 photos of the funniest animal photobombs will get your abs…
  • 7 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Your 24.000 Mornings

    23 Mar 2015 | 3:56 am
    According to a paper published from the World Health Organization, the average life expectancy in the United States is 79 years old. People growing up in healthy countries are going above 80 years. Women in Japan are winning, with an average of 86 years. Let’s assume that you aren’t a woman and you’re not from Japan and your life expectancy is 83 years old (we are just taking a global scale, don’t take my word for granted.) Eighty-three minus eighteen equals sixty-five (83-18=65). Not that you don’t have a life before adulthood, but after 18 years you get to know…
  • 4 Fascinating Methods To Develop a Photographic Memory

    16 Mar 2015 | 3:06 pm
    Our brains are not perfect cameras. There is no such thing as a perfect photographic memory. Not with the frantic tempo of life these days. Some people are born with a better-than-average visual memory, called an eidetic memory, but even “eidetikers,” as they are called, make errors that a camera would not. But the good news is that our brains can be trained with the 4 methods to develop a photographic memory. Whether you are borderline eidetic or have a hard time describing how you were dressed yesterday, mnemonic brain-training techniques can enhance your abilities. 1. Dark Room…
  • 5 Exceptional Mental Capabilities To Join The “Day Dreamers”

    14 Mar 2015 | 1:43 pm
    It must have been a while since you heard the combination of words “mental capabilities”, or it’s been more than a while … Everything moves too fast. Life, tempo, sleep, days, nights, years, and even centuries. It creeps me out sometimes. More often, I reminisce myself of the meaning of life. Day by day, I get to think about my future and my daily happiness. Should we just become masochists, and beat ourselves from work to see a better tomorrow, or just flow with the feelings and do whatever we want to do. If we flow in the emotions and peer pressure of our dark silent…
  • 25 Life Secrets And Alerts That Are Always Right Next To You

    10 Mar 2015 | 1:20 pm
    It’s pity, isn’t it? Everyone is a genius when narrating how life should be lived. I even feel like one right now! That’s not the point. The point is to tackle and push ourselves to follow a pattern of daily habits. If you take a quick review of any greater achievement in the world, it took ‘a person’, or ‘a group’ of people excessive amount of time and pattern of daily stubbornness. Well, after all we honestly need to be stubborn for greater good. The brain is going to consider otherwise on every obstacle. “Your brain is not designed to make…
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    WP Themes Daddy

  • Tidy MultiPurpose WordPress Theme 2015

    M.Hasham Ahmed
    28 Mar 2015 | 12:53 pm
    Tidy MultiPurpose WordPress Theme 2015 is a multi-purpose WordPress theme with ultimate simplicity. It is fully customizable, responsive and flexible. Contents can be turned on and off as desired, and a wide variety of layout options to help you build a satisfactory website. The theme supports original slider, social media integration, Google advertisement & stats ...
  • Azul Silver Free WordPress Theme 2015

    M.Hasham Ahmed
    28 Mar 2015 | 12:51 pm
    Azul Silver Free WordPress Theme 2015 is highly customizable, simple, and easy to navigate. Azul Silver also has the capability to change different sidebars within the theme. Users can also customize the header and the navigation and many other features. Azul Silver Free WordPress Theme 2015 is highly customizable, simple, and easy to navigate. This theme also ...
  • MH Elegance lite Free WordPress Theme 2015

    M.Hasham Ahmed
    28 Mar 2015 | 12:49 pm
    MH Elegance lite Free WordPress Theme 2015 is an elegant and fully responsive multi-purpose WordPress theme MH Elegance lite is perfectly suitable for professional business and corporate websites or high-class blogs. MH Elegance lite Free WordPress Theme 2015 is an elegant and fully responsive multi-purpose WordPress theme MH Elegance lite is perfectly suitable for professional business and ...
  • Amplify Free WordPress Theme 2015

    M.Hasham Ahmed
    28 Mar 2015 | 12:46 pm
    Amplify Free WordPress Theme 2015 is a highly customizable responsive theme meant for individuals or companies that want to create a smashing online presence. Amplify lets you use any font from Google Fonts with custom font sizes, has many color options and provides lots of page templates so you can easily build the website you ...
  • Best WordPress Frameworks

    M.Hasham Ahmed
    28 Mar 2015 | 9:49 am
    Gantry WordPress Frameworks 2015 Gantry Best WordPress Frameworks is a comprehensive set of building blocks to enable the rapid development and realization of a design into a flexible and powerful web platform theme. Download Dynamik Website Builder Responsive Design Made Easy!With a single check of a box you can turn Dynamik into a fully responsive ...
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    Imperfect Spirituality

  • Don’t Let the Routine Crush You

    Polly Campbell
    25 Mar 2015 | 5:10 am
    Personal freedom = personal happiness which makes TOTAL sense to me when I’m hiding in the bathroom hoping the little person here doesn’t come pounding on the door. In that moment, I don’t feel all that free, nor do I feel all that happy. Researcher Richard Ryan from the University of Rochester says our happiness is due in part to having the freedom to decide what to do and when we’ll do it, without a lot of door-pounders. With this kind of freedom,  we feel more confident, capable and in-charge, and we also have a greater sense of well-being, he says.  It isn’t…
  • How Time Off Helps

    Polly Campbell
    23 Mar 2015 | 5:10 am
    Everybody needs a break — or at least a change in the regular routine — so I’m taking one this week. This post originally published here a couple of years ago and updated today, is a good reminder, for me anyhow, of why taking a little time off is so important. And you can find scads of other posts all written to help us amplify the goodness in life and cope better with the ick,  right here on this site. I’ll be back with new stuff  on March 30th and we’ll take on the spring together. Be Well -p I  know, I know, with kids and work and soccer practice and all…
  • When to Ditch the Present Moment

    Polly Campbell
    18 Mar 2015 | 5:36 am
    Sure we can find plenty to stress about – How will I pay the bills? What will the test results show? What if these shows don’t look good with this skirt? – but the BIGGEST source of our stress comes from ruminating about the future. That’s right. As if we didn’t have enough to worry about RIGHT NOW, when the check engine light is blinking and the station wagon is filled with kidlets holding ice cream cones, we go and worry about something that MIGHT happen two weeks from now. Maybe. Perhaps. What’s up with that? I call it what-iffing. What if my kid doesn’t learn to read? What…
  • How Spiritual Practice Helps Keep the Hulk Away

    Polly Campbell
    16 Mar 2015 | 5:40 am
    She looked at me and I SWEAR, I could see smoke pouring from her ears, her eyes on fire with rage. “You never let me do ANYTHING!” she screamed. I grabbed the remote and turned off the television. “You are the meanest Mommy anywhere.” ‘And, my job is done here,’ I thought. My inner dialogue gets a little sassy like that when pressed. But, I SAID, calmly, oh so calmly: “Time for bed. Go get your pajamas on.” I sipped – okay gulped — a glass of wine. Her cheeks tightened and her chin dropped on to her chest and she looked up at me, this child of mine, her eyes a narrow…
  • Stay Curious and Change is Easier

    Polly Campbell
    11 Mar 2015 | 5:01 am
    Our days are marked by transition. The sun comes up. The sun goes down. We change out of our work clothes and into our pajamas. We eat something different for lunch. Each day, our bodies are remade as cells die and others are born. The natural environment changes before our eyes when a spider stretches her web between rhododendron leaves, or the slow drip from the gutter nurtures a little patch of soil allowing a wildflower to grow. This is the nature of life. It’s fascinating and dynamic and yet we cuss it and complain about it and worry about the changes that may come. We hold tight…
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    Law of Attraction Secrets THE TEACHERS WONT TELL YOU

  • How You Can Give Homeless a Shopping SPREE for FREE!

    Max Miller
    5 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Law of Attraction Secrets THE TEACHERS WONT TELL YOU its loading, just give it a second and you can watch… Post by Law of Attraction Fan Page. Click Here to Learn Ways to NOT be Homeless Share on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on LinkedInShare on DiggShare on StumbleUponShare on Google+ Law of Attraction Secrets THE TEACHERS WONT TELL YOU - =>Learn What You Missed in THE SECRET Here, Watch Video Proof of this working<=
  • My Personal Message to You

    Max Miller
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:17 am
    Law of Attraction Secrets THE TEACHERS WONT TELL YOU   a truly personal message a lovely lady wrote to me telling me of hard times in her family and I knew I had to write this message to you I just wanted you to know the truth about me in 2008-2009 I lost my job in New York City and foreclosed on my House […] Law of Attraction Secrets THE TEACHERS WONT TELL YOU - =>Learn What You Missed in THE SECRET Here, Watch Video Proof of this working<=
  • inspirational quotes about life and love

    Max Miller
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:16 pm
    Law of Attraction Secrets THE TEACHERS WONT TELL YOU “Here’s a bank vault’s worth of advice…How You Think Determines How Much You Make. Its that Simple”   “I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear”   “Hard Work Puts You Where Good Luck Can Find You”   […] Law of Attraction Secrets THE TEACHERS WONT TELL YOU - =>Learn What You Missed in THE SECRET Here, Watch Video Proof of this working<=
  • Mission

    Max Miller
    9 Oct 2014 | 1:45 am
    Law of Attraction Secrets THE TEACHERS WONT TELL YOU our mission is to help Share on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on LinkedInShare on DiggShare on StumbleUponShare on Google+ Law of Attraction Secrets THE TEACHERS WONT TELL YOU - =>Learn What You Missed in THE SECRET Here, Watch Video Proof of this working<=
  • How Children Learn Through Play in the Classroom kids develop spell language

    Max Miller
    2 Oct 2014 | 7:41 am
    Law of Attraction Secrets THE TEACHERS WONT TELL YOU I wish this is How Children Learn. Watch This 13 year old named Logan LaPlante, he knows how the world can be happy and healthy. Just by do this… Watch this Video and listen to his ideas that if applied could quite possibly change the world as we know it. If everybody started learning just like […] Law of Attraction Secrets THE TEACHERS WONT TELL YOU - =>Learn What You Missed in THE SECRET Here, Watch Video Proof of this working<=
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    Emotionally Resilient Living

  • Why You Must Acknowledge Your Hurt Feelings

    Marquita Herald
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:10 pm
    How much more pleasant life would be if only everyone kept their promises and the people we chose to open our hearts to always valued our feelings as precious gifts. Imagine that anytime you needed help all you had to do was ask and someone would be there to lend a helping hand without imposing […] The post Why You Must Acknowledge Your Hurt Feelings appeared first on Emotionally Resilient Living.
  • Will Your Dream Be a Turning Point?

    Marquita Herald
    22 Mar 2015 | 6:24 pm
    Do you have a “Someday I’ll” dream that you periodically roll out for a test drive? Dreams are wonderful things that come in all shapes and sizes. They give your life purpose and meaning and connect you to the ideas and activities you feel passionate about. Unfortunately, many people fall victim to “when the time […] The post Will Your Dream Be a Turning Point? appeared first on Emotionally Resilient Living.
  • The Risky Business of Living Life to the Fullest

    Marquita Herald
    18 Mar 2015 | 9:46 am
    Everything about living life to the fullest is risky. If you’re not at least a little scared from time to time, then maybe you’ve been lulled into taking the ride as a passenger rather than steering your course as the driver on the journey. What does risk mean to you? More often than not our […] The post The Risky Business of Living Life to the Fullest appeared first on Emotionally Resilient Living.
  • Is Resistance to Change Creating Your Future?

    Marquita Herald
    15 Mar 2015 | 2:51 pm
    What if I were to tell you that 10 years from now your life would be exactly the same as it is today? The same job and co-workers, the same neighbors, the same home, the same routines and experiences day-after-day, after day. How would you feel? Would you be happy? If not, you need to […] The post Is Resistance to Change Creating Your Future? appeared first on Emotionally Resilient Living.
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    A Self Embracing Experiment - -

  • Embracing Change

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

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

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

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

    Christine Rosas
    18 Feb 2015 | 8:24 pm
    If I wasn’t here, no one would pick up these clothes. Who would turn off these lights? Who would put down the toilet seat? Usually I laugh it off, accepting these as signs of job security. I calmly ask for help, and my kids respond favorably.However, today this has transformed into my battle cry!As I stomp up to enemy lines, I shoot my first round: “Am I the only one around here that does anything?”I fire another: “Doesn’t anyone around here think of anyone but themselves?”And then the final bomb is dropped: “Doesn’t anyone ever think about my feelings and what I…
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    Donna K Woolam | RSS Feed

  • The Ship of Dreams is Ready for You

    Donna K Woolam
    20 Mar 2015 | 11:31 am
    There you are, standing on the shore, looking out into the vast, fog-dimmed distance.You are waiting. Waiting. Waiting.You scan the horizon for a glimmer of light; some tell-tale whisper that the ship you are waiting for is arriving.You begin to wonder, "Did I miss it? Has my ship sailed? Did I miss the boat?" If […]
  • You Can Have Better Relationships

    Donna K Woolam
    17 Mar 2015 | 5:33 am
    What is your definition of a good relationship?Your answer could be the key that opens a future full of vibrant, healthy, empowering relationships.There are four basic types of emotional personalities. Granted, none of us is purely one or the other. Your emotional type governs how you see others in your circle of influence. It also […]
  • 10 Confidence Killers and How to Crush Them!

    Donna K Woolam
    14 Mar 2015 | 10:54 am
    When was the last time you REALLY felt powerful? What were you doing the last time you believed you could take on the world? Confidence is that bold voice in our heart that says, "GO FOR IT! You can do it!​" Click to Tweet Confidence, self belief, and self esteem are closely interwoven. When we […]
  • What I Believe Is What Makes Me

    Donna K Woolam
    10 Mar 2015 | 5:45 am
    Tweet As I participate in today’s #womenslives initiative, the challenge is to write about the core of who I am. There is no better way to say what makes me, me – than this. I believe in God the Father Almighty Maker of Heaven and Maker of Earth And in Jesus Christ His only begotten […]
  • Today..I choose rest

    Donna K Woolam
    8 Mar 2015 | 6:51 pm
    Tweet Today, I’ve chosen to spend time resting and refreshing. There’s no long blog post. Simply a suggestion to you as a woman. Make sure that you rest and refresh. Spend time with the ones you love. Choose to live. Live Inspired. Live at Your Best, Donna
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    The Alchemist's Heart

  • 5 Simple Secrets Turn Your Weakness Into Powerful Strength (Part Two)

    Christy Harvey
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Are you ready to alchemize your world? Here are my promised 5 secret steps to turn your weakness into strength. You probably know by now that I am not the world’s most natural organizer, and that I’ve found ways to successfully work with my 2E tendencies (if you’re reading this, I’ll bet you’ve got some, too!).  It delights me to share my favorite step-by-step ways to turn your COMPOST (feel free to substitute any word you want here!) into GOLD. So turn your attention to one single area of weakness you’d like to transform. Something that drives you…
  • Delicious Writings from Alchemical Women

    Christy Harvey
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:59 am
    Need some transformation in your life? You’ve come to the right place! Welcome to my roundup of inspiring alchemical writers to encourage connection with your truest self. First up is Anna Kunnecke of Declare Dominion with her beautifully phrased (and dear to my heart!) post: In which I flunk Calendar 101… It turns out that leaving some wide open spaces in your life is the key to living graciously. I have mastered this in my physical space. I really have. And it’s kind of a miracle, because as a kid I had a room that was SO MESSY and SO DISGUSTING that I actually used to…
  • The Art & Science of Creating Sacred Space

    Christy Harvey
    24 Mar 2015 | 11:58 am
    Join me! I am thrilled to be offering one of my favorite alchemy courses at The Heart of Alchemy Academy ~ 30 Days of Creating a Life that Works: The Art & Science of Creating Sacred Space for your Truest Self to Shine is open for enrollment, with classes beginning Tuesday, April 21st.  Make the most of the Spring energy flowing through your life! Here are the magically alchemical details: 30 Days of Creating a Life that Works: The Art & Science of Creating Sacred Space for your Truest Self to Shine Are you exhausted from taking care of everyone else without having time and space…
  • Exquisite Spring Trifecta for Vernal Equinox

    Christy Harvey
    20 Mar 2015 | 8:49 am
    Supermoons, total solar eclipses and equinoxes, Oh My! When? NOW. This is it! A day I look forward to all year. Spring equinox is upon us, this beautiful time of beginning and renewal when the Earth’s axis becomes perpendicular to the sun’s rays — cresting with a perfect balance of day and night until it begins tipping over, making the days longer in the northern hemisphere. Longer days. Bring on the sun!  To a woman with Seasonal Affective Disorder, this is exquisitely beautiful news. I can hardly wait to lie outside in the warmth with as few clothes as…
  • Sharing Joy on Our International Day of Happiness

    Christy Harvey
    19 Mar 2015 | 4:15 pm
    Did you know? Our International Day of Happiness is today! I get my happy on this time every year on March 20th because Vernal Equinox is coming right up in my neck of the woods.  But the United Nation’s decision in 2012 to establish our International Day of Happiness gives us extra reasons to delight – Happy Day is designed to remind us to “celebrate unity and call on the international community to recognize the need for a more inclusive, equitable and balanced approach to economic growth that promotes sustainable development, poverty eradication, happiness and the…
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