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  • Pushing Past the Terrifying Dip in Motivation

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

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

    Stacia Pierce | Life Coach 2 Women
    Stacia Pierce
    8 Oct 2014 | 9:57 pm
    You may have read about having an ‘attitude of gratitude’ and how beneficial it can be to your personal well-being. Many people are aware of the importance of living a life of gratitude, but don’t realize the great impact that it can have on one’s career and business! We live in a society, and especially […]
  • The #1 Reason Why Some People Succeed While Others Never Will

    20 Oct 2014 | 3:42 pm
    There are only two reasons why we as humans do anything in life.1. Is Pleasure. To feel good and chase after things that tends to put a smile on our faces.2. Is Pain. To avoid getting hurt physically, mentally, or spiritually.It is not your fault that you fear pain, because everyone has it! It is an engraved feature that was put in place for the success of the human evolution! If a friend of yours tells you that his mother was just eaten by a T-Rex, would you be jumping for joy and can't wait to see and hug a T-Rex? Of course not! So we avoid them as much as possible so we don't get eaten…
  • 8 Requirements for Reaching Personal Freedom

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

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

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

    13 Oct 2014 | 10:29 am
    By Leo Babauta Sticking to a new habit isn’t easy — but if you set up your habit change smartly, you can make it stick. Starting a new habit isn’t too hard — we often get excited about starting an exercise plan or diet or waking up early, for example. But a number of obstacles get in the way of sticking to the habit long enough for it to become automatic. Here are the usual obstacles: You lose enthusiasm: Probably the No. 1 reason people fail is that the enthusiasm they feel when they first start the habit, when they’re fantasizing about how great it’ll be,…
  • My Most Effective Learning Tools

    9 Oct 2014 | 9:48 am
    By Leo Babauta This blog has been a way for me to share what I’ve learned, about simplicity, mindfulness, habits, motivation, work, parenting, life. And it’s been quite a journey of learning. I look back on when I started Zen Habits, nearly eight years ago, and I’m amazed at how much I’ve changed. I’ve lost more weight, become vegan, learned a lot about meditation and mindfulness and contentedness, have experimented with going car-free and unschooling our kids and traveling, have moved to two different cities, and have grown as a person. In lots of ways,…
  • What I Do When I Fail

    6 Oct 2014 | 10:17 am
    By Leo Babauta I fail at things much more than you might imagine, given that I’ve written books on forming habits and being content with yourself and being a minimalist and more. I fail at all of that stuff, and it feels just as horrible for me as it does for anyone else. I get down on myself, feel guilty, try to avoid thinking about it, would rather hide it from everyone else. Failing at things can really suck. And yet, I get back up and try again. I fail at eating healthy on a regular basis, but I keep trying again. I’m pretty good these days at sticking to an exercise plan, but…
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    The Happiness Project

  • Video: For Habits, the Strategy of Loophole-Spotting. (Gretchen Rubin)
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:45 am
    I’m doing a video series in which I discuss the various strategies that we can use for habit-formation. Habits are the invisible architecture of everyday life, and a significant element of happiness. If we have habits that work for us, we’re much more likely to be happy, healthy, productive, and creative. My forthcoming book, Better Than Before, describes the multiple strategies we can exploit to change our habits. To pre-order, click here. (Pre-orders give a real boost to a book, so if you’re inclined to buy the book, I’d really appreciate it if you pre-order it.) Today, I’m…
  • See for Yourself! The Jacket for “Better Than Before” Is Revealed. (Gretchen Rubin)
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:43 am
    In the life of a book, there are many milestones. Finishing the first draft, choosing the title, making the final edit — and figuring out the jacket art. We’ve all heard “Don’t judge a book by its cover,” but covers matter so much. The look of a book really influences our perception. So, it’s a big moment for me to reveal the book jacket for Better Than Before, my book about how we can change our habits. Ta-da! If you get my newsletter, daily quotations, book club recommendations, or you’re a Super-Fan, you got a preview. But now I’m unveiling…
  • How to End This Sentence? “There Is Certainly No Greater Happiness Than To…” (Gretchen Rubin)
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:57 am
    How would you end that sentence? Here’s how Dr. Johnson completed it: “There is certainly no greater happiness than to be able to look back on a life usefully and virtuously employed, to trace our own progress in existence by such tokens that excite neither shame nor sorrow.” –Samuel Johnson, “Rambler No. 41,” August 7, 1750 I love the work of Samuel Johnson. I was looking back through the draft of Better Than Before, my book about habit change, and I realized that I’d quoted him several times — and I cut out several more quotations, as well.
  • Buddhism has 8 “Auspicious Symbols.” What Are Your Symbols? (Gretchen Rubin)
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:28 am
    Every Wednesday is List Day, or Tip Day, or Quiz Day. This Wednesday (well, Friday, I forgot to hit “publish”): What are your “auspicious symbols?” I love numbered lists. My 12 Personal Commandments. My 8 Splendid Truths. The 10 Myths about happiness. The Essential 7 of Habits. Buddhism has many numbered lists—the Triple Refuge, the Noble Eightfold Path, the Four Noble Truths—which is surprising to me, given Buddhism’s emphasis on gateless gates and transcending the bounds of rational thinking. There’s a koan to be written about that paradox, for sure. (Along…
  • Secrets of Adulthood: Nothing Is More Exhausting Than the Task That’s Never Started. (Gretchen Rubin)
    14 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
    Further Secrets of Adulthood:   Agree, disagree? For the research for my forthcoming book about habit change, Better Than Before, I asked people about the habits they most wanted to change. I found that most habits fall into the “Essential Seven“: 1. Eat and drink more healthfully (give up sugar, eat more vegetables, drink less alcohol) 2. Exercise regularly 3. Save, spend, and earn wisely (save regularly, pay down debt, donate to worthy causes, stick to a budget) 4. Rest, relax, and enjoy (stop watching TV in bed, turn off a cell phone, spend time in nature, cultivate…
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    Daily Inspiration - Daily Quotes

  • Worry, Frustration and Resentment

    21 Oct 2014 | 9:08 pm
    Our fatigue is often caused not by work,but by worry, frustration and resentment.- Dale CarnegieThere is nothing that wastes the body like worry,and one who has any faith in God should be ashamedto worry about anything whatsoever.- Mohandas Gandhi My recipe for dealing with anger and frustration:set the kitchen timer for twenty minutes,cry, rant, and rave, and at the sound of the bell,simmer down and go about business as usual.- Phyllis Diller3 Rs that Plague Humanity - Regret, Resentment, and Revenge.- Jonathan Lockwood HuieWhether we allow external events to shape our livesat a core level…
  • Offering Comfort

    20 Oct 2014 | 9:08 pm
    I've learned that people will forget what you said,people will forget what you did,but people will never forget how you made them feel.- Maya AngelouThere is nothing better than the encouragement of a good friend.- Katharine Butler HathawayThe best comfort I could offerwas to just let her tell her story.- Mary Anne RadmacherCure sometimes, treat often, comfort always.- Hippocrates“Friendship," said Christopher Robin, "is a very comforting thing to have.”- A. A. MilneWhat do we live for, if it is notto make life less difficult for each other?- George EliotGenerally, your greatest service…
  • Emulate the Patience of Nature

    19 Oct 2014 | 9:08 pm
    Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.- Lao TzuNo great thing is created suddenly.- EpictetusThe greatest power is often simple patience.- E. Joseph CossmanPatience, persistence and perspirationmake an unbeatable combination for success.- Napoleon Hill Endure and persist; this pain will turn to good by and by.- OvidI have just three things to teach:simplicity, patience, compassion.These three are your greatest treasures.- Lao TzuPatience, persistence, and perseverance.A little more each day, a little better each day.- Jonathan Lockwood HuieFurther reading: 12 Life Lessons I…
  • Taking Action About Things That Matter

    18 Oct 2014 | 9:08 pm
    Our lives begin to end the day we become silentabout things that matter.- Martin Luther King, Jr.To be free is not merely to cast off one's chains,but to live in a way that respectsand enhances the freedom of others.- Nelson Mandela Safeguarding the rights of others is the most nobleand beautiful end of a human being.- Khalil GibranIf you are neutral in situations of injustice,you have chosen the side of the oppressor.If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouseand you say that you are neutral,the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.- Desmond TutuThe truth of the matter is thatyou…
  • A Fire to be Kindled

    17 Oct 2014 | 9:08 pm
    The mind is not a vessel to be filledbut a fire to be kindled.- PlutarchThe only place where your dream becomes impossibleis in your own thinking.- Robert H. SchullerWe learn more by looking for the answerto a question and not finding itthan we do from learning the answer itself.- Lloyd Alexander Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion.You must set yourself on fire.- Reggie LeachToday's affirmation:I thoughtfully consider all possibilities.I CHOOSE with courage, awareness,consciousness, and compassion toward all.- Jonathan Lockwood HuieFurther reading: Life is an AdventureHow to…
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    Inspire Me Today

  • C-A-R-E to Create Change

    Tricia Goyer
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:12 am
    Some people look at their lives and say, “Poor me.” They look at their home and wish it were bigger, better, or more organized. They look at their bodies and feel like they don’t measure up. They look at their spouses, their kids, and themselves and the flaws become their focus. I’ve found the best way to beat these feelings of inadequacies is to get out and give. Helping other people not only takes our focus off our shortcomings, but it makes us feel better about ourselves. More than that, we touch lives and connect hearts! Here are four ways to C-A-R-E. C –…
  • How Do I Take The Next Step in My Career?

    Michael Grandinetti
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:06 am
    “As a medical professional, I feel that I have reached a plateau at my job. I love the job with all of my heart (patients). I work hard on a daily basis. I feel that I could use a pay increase. It has been 6 years since I last had an increase in pay. At the same time, I feel with all of my heart that I was put on earth to do something really great as far as serving people. How do I find out what my next step is in life? I feel stuck.” ~ Brenda, Georgia Hi Brenda, First of all, congratulations on your success in the medical profession. I greatly admire your passion for what is…
  • Enjoy the journey… knowing that the shortest path isn’t always the best route.

    Inspire Me Today
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    This post was originally published on Leave a comment or share this post by visiting Enjoy the journey… knowing that the shortest path isn’t always the best route..
  • 9 Principles for Great Relationships

    Michael Fiore
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:12 am
    Love is a choice, attraction isn’t. You don’t have any more control over who you fall for than you do over gravity. But when the chemical craziness of that first attraction wears off (after days or months or years), you wake up every day, look at the person in your bed and choose to be in love with them. You can choose not to love someone too. Don’t be a love victim. Too many folks stay with men and women who are awful for them because they “love” them or because they’re afraid of “failing”. You have to love yourself first and sometimes that…
  • Go Ahead, Jump On The Bed…With Your Shoes On!

    Camille Lucy
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:02 am
    If I asked you to jump on the bed right this very moment, would you be able to do it?  I mean really do it, without stopping to take your shoes off… without thinking for even one split second prior to taking the first step towards the bed? Most of you will instinctively stop first, think about your shoes, the bed, the sheets… your eyes would probably wander from one to the other… even if you pause for just a brief moment, it would feel awkward – perhaps even uncomfortable and unsettling – to dive onto the bed as is. Interesting, huh? So, why is this? According…
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    Think Simple Now

  • How to Accept Yourself Fully

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

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

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

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

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

  • The Power of Being Your Best

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

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

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

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

    23 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Remember in the story of Sleeping Beauty how the wicked stepmother stood in front of the mirror every morning and night, asking Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is fairest of them all? And of course the mirror always replied Snow White. For the rest of us, taking a hard look in the mirror means standing in front of our honest selves and taking some daily time for introspection. As leaders we are always answering to others, but we must answer to ourselves first. Make it a ritual to take some time to look hard in the mirror and see if you like the reflection. Ask yourself these questions: Are…
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    Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog

  • October 2014 Updates

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

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

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

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

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

  • 3 questions to ask yourself for more happiness at work

    Alexander Kjerulf
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:50 am
    We gain much of our happiness at work (and in life) by appreciating the good things we have and do. Sure, you should also make sure to improve your circumstances and address any problems but it is just as important to be able to appreciate the things that work. This is hard. Negativity bias is one of the most well-established psychological phenomena and it means quite simply that our minds devote more mental focus and cognition to the bad than the good. Simply put, our thoughts automatically go to problems, annoyances, threats and fears but remembering and appreciating the good in our…
  • How to greet your employees in the morning

    Alexander Kjerulf
    8 Oct 2014 | 8:47 am
    Two Danish bosses decided to greet their employees in a special way one Monday morning. Each employee got an energetic, friendly (and loud) greeting and a breakfast plate to take to their desk.
  • 5 things businesses should NEVER copy from sports – and 3 they should

    Alexander Kjerulf
    6 Oct 2014 | 2:43 am
    Many companies look to sports for cues on motivations and performance and star athletes and coaches and make big bucks as corporate speakers. There is this unquestioned assumption that if you’re successful in sports, you can teach workplaces something that will make them more effective. I’d like to challenge that assumption :) In fact, I believe there are so many fundamental differences between running a business and (say) coaching a football team that it becomes almost impossible to transfer any principles or practices. Here are 5 things businesses should definitely not…
  • Friday Woohoo (or should that be Woof-hoo?)

    Alexander Kjerulf
    26 Sep 2014 | 5:04 am
    Dutch airline KLM got a new coworker who seems very happy at work:
  • Natural and Synthetic happiness at work – Here’s why you need both

    Alexander Kjerulf
    25 Sep 2014 | 4:13 am
    This article was written byTais Lyager Rasmussen and Woohoo inc’s newest employee Thomas Christensen . What do you do when you do not get the happiness you wanted? You make it yourself! As a child growing up, you quickly learn that you do not always get what you want. This is pretty much a fact of life. You wanted the red electronic toy car but instead you got told to use your imagination and go play outside. Your favorite band is playing tomorrow night – sorry, you have to work late. Everyone experiences these kinds of situations and everyone hates them. When life fails to…
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    Self Help Daily

  • Learning from Our Mistakes: Turning a Very Old Adage on its Very Old Head - With a Great Quote from Norman Vincent Peale

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

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

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

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

    11 Sep 2014 | 7:41 am
    Just In Case You Forgot How Beautiful Kindness Is...Kind words are the music of the world. They have a power that seems to be beyond natural causes, as though they were some angel’s song which had lost its way and come back to earth. – Anonymous More Quotes About Kindness Follow me on Twitter! of the Day: Kind Words are the Music of the World © Joi for Self Help Daily, 2014. | Permalink | One comment | Add to Post tags: inspirational quote, inspirational quotes, kindness, kindness quote, quote about kindness, quote of the day…
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    Box of Crayons

  • Twofer Tuesday: On Building Talent & Focus

    21 Oct 2014 | 4:45 am
    Have you joined our Tools for the Time-Crunch Manager LinkedIn group? We share insights, ideas and links,  all designed to inspire and help you conquer the day-to-day challenges of your workday. How to Build Talent I work with many learning & development (L&D) leaders, and this article struck a chord, as it highlights their objectives – embedding a culture of long-term performance improvement throughout their organization. Building employee skills has a direct impact on organizational performance. In fact, a recent Learning and Development survey found that there has been a…
  • Michael’s Sign Language

    Michael Bungay Stanier
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Today, how could you work less hard but have more impact? Where is your energy wasted?    
  • Scott Eblin’s Five Essential Books on Being Fully Present for Yourself and Others

    16 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Today my guest blogger is Scott Eblin. As an executive coach, speaker and author, Scott Eblin helps next level leaders learn what to pick up and let go of to get game changing results. Featured on ABC News and in Investor’s Business Daily and Harvard Management Update, Scott is a former Fortune 500 executive, with a leadership development client list that includes some of the world’s best known private and public sector organizations. Without further ado, here are Scott’s essential books for being fully present…   Book 1: Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn…
  • Twofer Tuesday: On Leadership & Being the Change

    14 Oct 2014 | 5:05 am
    Have you joined our Tools for the Time-Crunch Manager LinkedIn group? We share insights, ideas and links,  all designed to inspire and help you conquer the day-to-day challenges of your workday. Should you know about liminal leadership? My friend and colleague Dan Pontefract – head of L&D at TELUS here in Canada – has put out an interesting piece in HBR. “Liminal times” usually refers to bigger picture change. “Liminal” derives from the Latin word for threshold, and useful describes the messy, ambiguous and confusing time when you’re between…
  • Great Work Provocation

    Michael Bungay Stanier
    13 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Look for those little moments to make a connection with someone. How can you be authentic today?  
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    Aspire Higher Motivational Quotes

  • Poem – Holiday For Strings

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

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

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

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

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

  • We Need to Learn to Say No

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

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

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

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

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

  • I implore you: Do not dumb down.

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

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

    9 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    We do it for “love,” we do it for spirituality, we do it to polish our halos. We do it because some relationship books tell us to. We do it to look good. We become more … accepting. You KNOW I’m all for Love. The unbridled kind. The pure, bright Love that melts it all to rapturous clarity. That. And… I want to Love with my eyes open — eyes on my self worth, eyes on my dignity, eyes on what I deserve. So I’m way less “accepting” of… way less. If I seem less tolerant, it’s because I am. It may look “less loving” on the outside, but my love…
  • focus (a poem for sacred prioritizing)

    8 Oct 2014 | 7:26 am
    We dance ’round fires to pray for others to change, and we change our names so that a reality we don’t truly want will let us in the door. When we should be burning fears, tattooing our declarations, and praying for the courage to reign the terrain of our purest potential.   The post focus (a poem for sacred prioritizing) appeared first on Danielle LaPorte: white hot truth + sermons on life.
  • Spend a day with me in LA jamming on your creative dreams. Registration for Open Books Event is happening. Only 120 seats.

    7 Oct 2014 | 7:13 am
    Triple creative threat. Linda Sivertsen, Justine Musk, and me. Photo by Catherine Just. Sign ups are now LIVE for our Open Books Event in Santa Monica, November 6th. The full day event is $900 (includes Your Big Beautiful Book Plan and other surprise treats.) Space is limited, less than 100 seats are left, and this will sell out in just a couple of days, so grab your spot right HERE. The details… You’ll spend a very full day with Linda Sivertsen, Justine Musk, and me. We’ll deliver strategic input on your book, blog, business, dreams, schemes, and creative careers. Bring…
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    Jungle of Life

  • Thought For The Day

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

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

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

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

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

  • Working in Spirit Realm During Halloween

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

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

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

    Kala Ambrose
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:59 am
    Woohoo, my favorite time of year is here! I love Fall and Halloween and all the holidays that roll along with it through December.  Last year at this time, I was on book tour with my book:  Spirits of New Orleans: Voodoo Curses, Vampire Legends and Cities of the Dead. I traveled throughout the Southeast on this tour, ending on a high note of the tour in New Orleans, where I was a featured author speaking at the Anne Rice Vampire Lestat Undead Conference and Vampire Ball and also the featured author at the New Orleans Witches Ball.  It was truly enchanting! This year in October, I’ll…
  • Explore Your Spirit with Kala on Halloween at the Grove Park Inn

    Kala Ambrose
    21 Sep 2014 | 7:58 pm
    OCTOBER   Explore Your Spirit with Kala this Halloween!   Join Kala Ambrose at the legendary and oh so enchanting… Omni Grove Park Inn Asheville, NCOctober 31st – Ghosthunting North Carolina Book Signing & Chat with Kala November 1st – Awaken Your Spirit Aura Workshop and Book Signing of The Awakened Aura with Kala   Friday October 31st: Celebrate Halloween with Kala at the Grove Park Inn as she shares stories about the resident ghost of the Grove Park, known as the Pink Lady. She will be signing copies of her book, Ghosthunting North Carolinawhich…
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    Walter E. Jacobson, M.D. » Self-Help Blog

  • Benzodiazepines Can Be Hazardous To Your Health

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

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

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

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

    Walter Jacobson
    20 Sep 2014 | 3:25 pm
    Many people believe they are a victim of their depression. So overwhelmed with depression, fatigue, the desire to isolate from others, and the loss of interest, drive and motivation, they look to medications to pull themselves out of the doldrums and, oftentimes, don’t do the things they could do, though difficult to do, to change their mood and lift their spirits. The post How To Recover From Depression appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
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    Everything Counts!

  • Hercules Would Be Proud

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

    Gary Ryan Blair
    19 Oct 2014 | 2:49 pm
    ONE THING we all have in common is the need for more, better and faster results. And that’s where the problem starts… The fact is its hard (and getting harder) to be efficient, to maintain peak levels of productivity and to remain focused. But why? Is there a conspiracy going on, are people really out to get you, should you be paranoid…perhaps even afraid? Yes, Yes, Yes! Just a few moments of reflection will provide enough evidence that we are all spending more of our time in environments that have their own agendas…agendas that are in direct conflict with your own.
  • Unleash Your Reticular Activating System

    Gary Ryan Blair
    12 Oct 2014 | 7:00 pm
    THAT NICE, warm shower which you took this morning, and the delicious meal you’ll enjoy this evening are both dependent upon a small, continuous flame called a pilot light.  This seemingly insignificant stream of gas operates around the clock and is always ready to ignite your water heater, boiler, furnace or stove into action. It never takes a vacation, never makes an excuse, and is always ready to perform on demand.  If the pilot light is not lit then the main burner will simply not work. It’s a safe bet to assume that you’ll be taking cold showers and most likely eating…
  • The Power of Contribution

    Gary Ryan Blair
    6 Oct 2014 | 7:22 am
    We live in an age of unprecedented opportunity and extraordinary levels of abundance: If you’ve got ambition, drive, and smarts, you can rise to the top of your chosen profession – regardless of where you started out. But with opportunity comes responsibility, and one of your most important responsibilities has to do with increasing the quality and quantity of your contributions. Allow me to explain why this is one of the savviest moves you can make, as this is a rule without any exceptions. THE POWER OF CONTRIBUTION Everything in life wishes to reward its contributor. In fact,…
  • Are You Going to Finish Strong?

    Gary Ryan Blair
    28 Sep 2014 | 8:06 am
    This message is both important and time-sensitive. Why? Because the 4th and final quarter of the year is about to begin and you must decide if you are going to finish the year strong. The fact is…3 quarters are now history and the ONLY that thing that matters now is your ability to finish the 4th quarter strong. In this message, I have two objectives: 1. To spotlight and examine seven timeless, universal principles that have directly and consistently impacted YOUR PERFORMANCE for the first 3 quarters of the year. and… 2. To explain exactly what you must do in order to make up for…
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    Escape Adulthood with Kim & Jason

  • Traveling with Kids is a Drag (and Other Thoughts from My First Daddy Daughter Business Trip)

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

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

    11 Oct 2014 | 6:02 pm
    The animated movie The Croods tells the story of Grug, the stubborn patriarch of a family of cave people. He has protected his brood in the harsh world in which they live by carefully concocting a series of rules that limit their risks of being eaten. But when circumstances force the family out of their home an into a completely new environment, the rules are thrown into question and Grug struggles to adapt. This is one of my favorite scenes in the movie, an interchange between Grug and his rebellion teenage daughter, Eep: Grug: It’s my job to worry. It’s my job to follow the rules.
  • Saturday Morning Sprinkles: Edible Chocolate LEGOs Edition

    11 Oct 2014 | 4:01 am
    • My son Ben is getting into LEGOs. I am sure he’d think these chocolate LEGOs designed by Akihiro Mizuuchi are even better. • Speaking of Ben, his special stuffed animal is Grover. Lucy’s is Curious George. And Ginny’s is Kermit the Frog. Photographer Anna Ream has a series of photos entitled “Comfort Objects” that capture the bond between children and their stuffed animals and security blankets. It’s pretty sweet. And it reminds me that I have to do something fun like this for my kids before they outgrow their special friends. • I’m not sure…
  • Country Club Chef Serves Slice of Childhood with a Side of Awesomesauce

    4 Oct 2014 | 6:02 pm
    It can be easy to think of country clubs as the sort of places where Adultitis might like to hang out. Granted, it’s not a windowless cube farm, but it can invite a particular strain of Adultitis that implores us to take ourselves a little too seriously and make sure we don’t get our princess dress wet. But Chef Brian at the Rockford Country Club is a Champion of Childhood who’s keeping Adultitis on its toes. In celebration of back to school season, Brian created a menu that put some epicurean twists on old childhood favorites, a “culinary homage to cafeteria classics.” Here are…
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    The BridgeMaker

  • 10 Ways to Be a Better Husband

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

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

    Alex Blackwell
    12 Oct 2014 | 6:18 am
    The purpose of our lives is to be happy. – Dalai Lama Once the career aspirations, income goals and travel plans are stripped away, I think what most of us really want is to be happy. Having meaningful relationships with our children, families and friends; being passionately connected to our partners, living a life aligned with our purposes and having some money left over after paying the bills are the contributing factors to being happy, or not. Happiness Finds You It’s not that career advancement or financial independence isn’t meaningful; it’s just the way to happiness is…
  • 7 Simple Things to Do Every Day

    Alex Blackwell
    9 Oct 2014 | 12:55 am
    Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler. – Albert Einstein #ThrowbackThursday Update (Oct. 9, 2014): Life has been complicated lately. With to-do lists longer than the days can accommodate, I’m looking for some simplicity once again. These seven things still remind me to slow down, simplify and breathe! ~ Alex Every day I attempt to go about my life with the best intentions. My goal is not to judge the bad days too harshly or the good days with too much jubilation, but to live somewhere in the middle. My middle is not filled with mediocrity or an area…
  • Lean on Faith

    Alex Blackwell
    5 Oct 2014 | 11:59 am
    Faith is the bird that feels the light when the birth is still dark. – Rabindranath Tagore My faith was tested recently. And I failed. Fortunately it was tested by a baseball game and not by a crisis; but the life lesson learned is just as important. With the Kansas City Royals trailing the Oakland Athletics in the American League Wild Card Game, I gave up on my hometown baseball team. After 14 years of believing in them and hoping one day they would make it to postseason play, I went to bed in the seventh inning thinking the game was over. But the Royals didn’t lose faith. They found…
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    Your Voice of Encouragement

  • Three Steps for Building a New Habit

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Tanveer Naseer
    23 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    In this month-long celebration of my first book “Leadership Vertigo”, I’ve had the distinct pleasure of having some of the top leadership experts – Doug Conant, Liz Wiseman, Jim Kouzes, and Barry Posner – share their insights about three of the four leadership principles discussed in my book. For this next entry in this special leadership series, I’d like to discuss the fourth leadership principle “Drive Compassion”.A few years ago, I wrote a piece based on a tweetchat I hosted looking at the importance of empathy in leadership. Although I wrote it many years ago, it…
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    The Curious Brain

  • I’m very sure of myself

    22 Oct 2014 | 2:56 am
    by garfieldminusgarfield
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    22 Oct 2014 | 2:52 am
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  • RBMA ‘Terri Hooley’ “Good Vibrations”

    22 Oct 2014 | 1:59 am
    RBMA ‘Terri Hooley’ from Motherland on Vimeo. During the 1970’s, Northern Ireland was seen as a musical wasteland. Bands struggled to get recognition and found it difficult to be heard because of geography and politics. There were few outlets for people to go to hear new music and socialise in a worry free environment. Terri Hooley changed all that. In the late 1970’s Terri opened up the record shop “Good Vibrations” on the most bombed street in Europe at the time. The record shop was a major focal point for the local music scene. Inspired by the people he…
  • Conrad

    22 Oct 2014 | 1:50 am
    from Ben Howard
  • Susan Etlinger: What do we do with all this big data?

    22 Oct 2014 | 1:45 am
    Does a set of data make you feel more comfortable? More successful? Then your interpretation of it is likely wrong. In a surprisingly moving talk, Susan Etlinger explains why, as we receive more and more data, we need to deepen our critical thinking skills. Because it’s hard to move beyond counting things to really understanding them.
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    Interruption Management

  • Too Many Decisions?

    16 Oct 2014 | 7:47 am
    "Do You Suffer From Decision Fatigue?" in the New York Times is well worth reading.An excerpt:"Decision fatigue helps explain why ordinarily sensible people get angry at colleagues and families, splurge on clothes, buy junk food at the supermarket and can’t resist the dealer’s offer to rustproof their new car. No matter how rational and high-minded you try to be, you can’t make decision after decision without paying a biological price. It’s different from ordinary physical fatigue — you’re not consciously aware of being tired — but you’re low on mental energy. The more choices…
  • The Disruption of Over-Information

    16 Oct 2014 | 7:45 am
    Information can only become knowledge when it's applied. Before you can absorb and apply yesterday's intake, however, the explosion of new information floods your receptive capacity.Such constant exposure to the daily information and media shower leaves each of us incapable of ingesting, synthesizing, or applying the data before tomorrow's shower.The eruption of information renders us over-stimulated. The more information you try to ingest, the faster the "clock races," and your sense of breathing space is strained.As yet, few people are wise information consumers. Curiously, there is only…
  • A Nation of Druggies

    5 Oct 2014 | 4:19 am
    As a society, our default response to interruptions and distractions apparently is ingesting psychopharmaceuticals. Patrick Di Justo, writing in Wired magazine observed, "Antidepressants are the most commonly popped pills in the country, accounting for 227 million prescriptions filled last year alone. Of course, Prozac and its descendants aren’t the only popular psychiatric meds: Remedies for seizure disorders — often used to treat bipolar disease, as well as epilepsy — and for anxiety are among the 10 most-prescribed drugs in the nation.""But even as our hunger for pills has grown,…
  • Rules that Impede Progress

    25 Sep 2014 | 11:16 am
    Once a rule gets in place it's very difficult to eliminate it even though the original reasons for its generation are long gone, according to author Roger von Oech. His prime example:In the 1870s the leading manufacturer of typewriters at the time received complaints that too many of the typewriter keys were sticking together if the operator went too fast. In response to this, the company produced the QWERTY type keyboard -- a configuration standard on all keyboards -- to slow down operators so that the keys wouldn't jam together.Today, technology permits us to produce typewriter keyboards…
  • Distraction and Lost Opportunities

    24 Sep 2014 | 6:09 am
    "For all the hand-wringing about Generation M, technology is not really the problem... It's not so much that the video is going to rot your brain, it's what you are not doing that's going to rot your life."              -- David Levy, Ph.D., University of Washington, Information School
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    Scott Grossberg | Thinking Magically™

  • Thinking Magically™ | Knights in Shining Armor Are Needed Now More Than Ever

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

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

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

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

    21 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    “He opened the book at random, or so he believed, but a book is like a sandy path which keeps the indent of footsteps.” ― Graham Greene, The Human Factor Today’s Guest Post is from Bill Reichle — creator of The Dynamic Spreads Deck. Bill is going to share with you a 3-Step Process for realigning and reorienting your own life and giving greater depth to any readings you might do. Take it away, Bill . . . Guest Post by Bill Reichle Creator of The Dynamic Spreads Deck Are you feeling stuck and in need of a bit of assistance, or maybe you’re just pondering the ebbs and flows of…
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    Experience Optimism

  • Share a memory, share a laugh, share optimism

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

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

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

    4 Oct 2014 | 9:01 am
    There is a song that begins with the refrain, "I've got sunshine on a cloudy day. When it's cold outside, I've got the month of May." The Temptations were talking about "My Girl;" but I find sunshine in the warmth and positive vision of an Optimist Club.Part of my commitment may be attributed to the words of the Optimist Creed. Through them, I am reminded to keep my spirit high and to expect only the best. However, words on paper, even when recited aloud, are only words. It takes action to make the promises a reality.Every week,  I work with a group of like-minded individuals to make a…
  • Earn a communications scholarship through Optimist International

    1 Oct 2014 | 4:50 pm
    Optimist International began a new administrative year today, October 1, 2014. Congratulations and thank you to all of the Optimist Club officers who have been chosen to lead in their communities around the world.One of the first and most pressing items of business for all should be the promotion of the Optimist International Scholarship Programs. These great opportunities begin at the Optimist Club level and allow students and members to interact as the children improve their communication skills.First up is the Optimist International Essay Contest. It takes place in the fall and early…
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    All About Gratitude | How to be More Grateful | Increase your Gratitude | Gratitude Quotes | Paul B. Taubman, II

  • 7 Great Benefits of Being Alone

    1 Oct 2014 | 5:16 am
    Perhaps you find yourself spending a lot of time alone. Do you struggle with how to spend that time? Although you have plenty of things you’d like to accomplish, getting focused and staying that way seems to be a challenge when you’re alone. Are you wasting precious, solitary hours that you could be spending more productively? Believe it or not, you can actually find this time by yourself to be very helpful. While it is fun to be around a large group of friends and family members, sometimes getting away from them all can be refreshing. There are several benefits of being by yourself…
  • Stop Hurrying and Start Living

    22 Sep 2014 | 5:07 am
    If you’re not getting enough things done on your to-do list, you’re not alone. It’s common to feel a little overwhelmed, rushed, and even guilty when you’re unable to get everything done each day. Staying focused and in the moment is challenging. Then the little things seem to start piling up. The dishes are dirty and the laundry needs to be done. The only obvious solution is to be even busier and to schedule every minute of the day. It’s important to remember that nothing stays finished for long. Most of us feel like everything has to be done before we give ourselves permission to…
  • The Meaning of Life

    19 Sep 2014 | 4:08 am
    You can expand your gratitude by listening and watching  as this 6-year old narrates the Meaning of Life.   The post The Meaning of Life appeared first on All About Gratitude | How to be More Grateful | Increase your Gratitude | Gratitude Quotes | Paul B. Taubman, II.
  • You Can Always Be Happy

    8 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    At work the other day, I was talking about this my gratitude website and how I was preparing for the latest post. After speakings about it for a couple minutes, a co-worker looked at me and said something that caught me off guard. You see, I was really surprised at the response I received from him. ” I wish I was like you, but I really do not have much gratitude for anything. I’m feeling sick. I hate my job. I owe a lot of money and creditors are calling me. My girlfriend moved out. I gotta tell you… My life is the pits. What do I possibly have to be grateful for?” My…
  • You Can Do It – Understanding and Overcoming Low Self-Esteem

    1 Sep 2014 | 6:08 pm
    Low self-esteem can often be traced back to childhood. For those who had a difficult upbringing or suffered through a traumatic event, low self-esteem is fairly common. However, it’s possible to develop self-esteem issues in adulthood as well. When someone has have low self esteem, feel gratitude can be difficult. When you go through a difficult time, it can affect the way you see yourself. For example, if you are unemployed, go through a divorce, or file bankruptcy, you may internalize these negative experiences and believe that it’s your fault and that you caused these bad things to…
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    Council of Love

  • Universal Mother Mary: Inertia…this is your next step…

    19 Oct 2014 | 4:05 pm
    Inertia…that moment of quiet, that moment of stillness, it is that moment of stillpoint where all the energies of my Tsunami are re-gathered, re-integrated, deepened, before the final battle…and that final battle is your surrender to Love. Discussion before the channeling: Before we begin I just have to say, “Thank you to everyone who attended […]
  • Tahoe Love Stream

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

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

    25 Sep 2014 | 7:04 pm
    The sooner and the closer you are getting to the Shift, the more that is coming to the surface. Now you are stronger, you are ready and so more is coming up. It is intense because you can see and feel and smell the finish line. You are at the river, you are about to […]
  • Heavenly Blessings: Mother Mary on Union and Re-Union – September 23, 2014

    Linda Dillon
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
    2014 is about recovery and re-discovery; sacred union and partnership; unity, surrender and action. Graham Dewyea fills in this week as host and Mother Mary talks to us about re-definition of our very core and the heart of humanity. Sacred Union is the gift of love, it is the gift of sharing, in union is […]
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    Shake Off the Grind

  • How to Start Doing What You’re Really Meant to Do

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

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

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

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

    3 Sep 2014 | 2:49 pm
    “You have everything you need for complete peace and total happiness right now.” ― Wayne W. Dyer Do you ever feel like life isn’t all it’s cracked up to be? It’s as if you missed some exclusive “how to be happy, whole, and harmonious” memo that everyone else got! What do all of these other people have that […] The post The 5 “P’s” That Will Dramatically Enhance Your Life appeared first on Shake Off the Grind.
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    Happiness / Good Life Articles from YES!

  • Denmark Becomes Second Country to Let Citizens Choose Their Gender Without Surgery

    Tom Lawson
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:03 pm
    Photo from Shutterstock. Denmark has often led the way when it comes to LGBT issues: It was the first country to legally recognize same-sex civil unions in 1989; and back in 1930, Danish artist Lili Elbe became one of the first people in the world to change genders through reassignment surgery. "You can legally change your gender just by filling in a form—it's fantastic.” Now the country has introduced one of the world's most progressive laws for transgender people. As of September 1, Danish citizens have been able to self-determine their legal gender—without the need for medical…
  • Photo Essay: From Field to Fork at an Ethical Farm

    Kayla Schultz
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:35 pm
    Heyday Farm, an environmentally sustainable farmstead that prides itself in combining traditional farming methods and new technology to grow more ethical food. The vision was to take traditional farming methods and combine them with modern technology to provide customers with humanely treated farm-to-table products. What grew from that vision was the 25-acre Heyday Farm, located on Bainbridge Island, Wash. The land not only functions as a typical farm that grows food, but also houses a micro-creamery, gardens, and a store. Heyday also hosts events and cooking classes that allow customers to…
  • How to Pickle Almost Anything

    Doug Pibel
    15 Oct 2014 | 3:55 pm
    Photo by Susy Morris / Flickr. It began, as do many U.S. fermentation experiences, with Sandor Ellix Katz. We ran a story by him in Issue 68. Tracy Loeffelholz Dunn, the YES! designated early adopter, decided to give it a try. She gave me some of her kimchi. It was so good I had to make my own. Kali Swenson, erstwhile intern, thought it would be cool to have a low-cost source to feed her kombucha habit. Fermentation—it’s catching. You take something ordinary and let the little beasties make it wonderful. Why ferment? It’s practical magic. You take something ordinary and let the little…
  • The Radical Homemaker’s Guide to Finding Peace When Your Kids Are Eating You Alive

    Shannon Hayes
    15 Oct 2014 | 2:26 pm
    Photo by Roar Pettersen / Flickr. Ula hides beneath the covers. She is embarrassed. We’ve just come home from yet another eye appointment that stretched out for several hours. It ended abruptly when she accidentally broke an eyeglass display on the doctor’s desk. She didn’t mean to. She was examining it. She dropped it. That kind of thing happens a lot for Ula. Ula’s self-realization about the importance of her sense of touch has renewed her spirit. I am trying to get her to come out. “I’m not angry with you,” I say. “That appointment was going on too long anyhow. Something…
  • Why I’m Staying In My Hometown (Even Though Everybody Knows What I Was Like as a Kid)

    Kayla Schultz
    7 Oct 2014 | 4:55 pm
    Photo by Brittni Gee Photography / Flickr. I was meeting with the school psychologist over Ula’s vision therapy program last week when a wail came from down the hallway. It grew progressively louder and more despondent as it came closer. Occasionally, the words “I want my mommy!” could be separated out from the general cries of despair. My mother’s heart wanted me to jump up, run to the child, and throw my arms around her. Her tears were contagious. I felt my own eyes growing wet. A bad choice is often glue-sticked into the memory book. The psychologist paused in her conversation.
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    Thin Difference

  • The Challenges of 21st Century Leadership

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

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

    Jon Mertz
    15 Oct 2014 | 4:31 am
    October 16th is Boss Day. Although Hallmark has used this as an opportunity to develop and sell more cards, they did not start the holiday. Patricia Bays Haroski started Boss Day to recognize her father and also use it as a day to improve relationships between a boss and their team members. All this began in 1958, a different era and approach to management. Today, complete top-down management style has changed to being flatter and more culture-based. Two recent books – A World Gone Social and The Culture Engine – point to this shift. Through our social age and culture focus, improving…
  • Making Workplace Incentives Work

    Guest Author
    11 Oct 2014 | 7:02 am
    Guest Post by Scott Huntington Much has been said on the pros and cons of workplace incentives. Does an incentive program actually create productive behavior, or is it just a short-term solution to meeting the quota? With the right approach, an incentive program may be just what your company needs to achieve its objectives. Take the following four methods into consideration when developing a reward-based system. 1 – Help workers see the big picture When workers see the potential for a bonus check or larger commission rate, it can be like looking at a hundred yard sprint. All that…
  • What I Learned about Leadership from an Artist in a Coffee Shop

    Jeremy Chandler
    8 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    One of the things I love most about leadership is that it’s a subject that you can often learn more about from a random interaction in a coffee shop as you can from reading 100 different books on the topic. Here’s what I mean… It was the last semester of my senior year of college. I was sitting at Fido, a local Nashville coffee shop, trying to make it to the light at the end of the tunnel known as graduation. Between studying for finals, writing papers, and finishing up my internship, I was also trying to find a job. As I sat there typing away at my computer, I noticed a girl sitting…
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  • Why I Couldn’t Graduate From College Until Age 50 by Saloma Furlong

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

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

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

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

  • The Teal Pumpkin Project from a Food Allergy Parent’s Point of View

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

    16 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Are you dressed for the day yet? Are you wearing purple today? If not, head on back to your closet and grab something purple. It is important to show your purple today, so go ahead. I’ll wait right here. The reason why purple is the color of the today is that this is Spirit Day, a day to show support for LGBT youth and take a stand against bullying. We’re in the midst of National Bullying Prevention Month, and it is vital that we take at least one day support LGBT youth, who are often a primary target of intensive bullying. When I was younger, I had a handful of gay friends. The only…
  • How to Raise $1,000 in Apparel or Donations for Your Organization, Charity or Event

    14 Oct 2014 | 3:55 am
      Kyle Snyder was a little boy who loved life, and ladybugs. Just three weeks shy of his second birthday when Kyle was diagnosed with Leukemia. He lost his life to the disease just eight months later. In 2001, Kyle’s mother Sharon founded The Kisses for Kyle Foundation to honor Kyle’s memory, and to help local families in Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs who are battling childhood cancer. Sharon and her team have worked tirelessly ever since to help alleviate the extra stresses of this devastating diagnosis, by providing financial assistance and special experiences for the…
  • If the Coming Winter is Colder than Last Year, are You Prepared Enough?

    8 Oct 2014 | 12:11 pm
      Last winter was one of the coldest, snowiest winters on record I the United States. Here in the Northeast the weather was just brutal. (In our school district alone, we exceeded the limit on snow days by a whopping nine days, taking away part of Spring Break and tacking on an extra week of school at the end of the year.) Well, rumor has it that we are about to embark on a winter that was even worse than last year. Being prepared can make all the difference, and all it takes is a few simple steps to be prepared for emergencies such as natural disasters, weather emergencies or unexpected…
  • The Essential Oil Massage Oil that Helped Me Walk 60 Miles in 3 Days

    6 Oct 2014 | 5:15 am
    That sounds a bit like the title of a spam email, doesn’t it? Well, believe it or not, it’s true. A few weeks ago I walked in my first Komen 3 Day to raise funds for breast cancer research. Almost two thousand people walked over 60 miles around Philadelphia and its suburbs in 3 days. Survivors, friends and family of survivors, and supporters of the cause all came together to not only walk, but to raise $3.8 million dollars in one of 7 walks around the country this fall. So, one would think that 60 miles in 3 days, even for a seasoned athlete, could be taxing on the body, right? Right.
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  • 8-Step Visualization Guide To Catapult You Towards Achievement And Success

    Barrie Davenport
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:21 pm
    In the men’s final of Wimbledon 2014, Novak Djokovic, winner of seven Grand Slams, was pitted against Roger Federer, winner of seventeen Grand Slam titles. Novak ultimately won the match and the Wimbledon title, but not without a fight. The game went to five sets with several tie breaks, and in the fourth round, Novak nearly lost to Federer. After this round, Novack took a bathroom break and later revealed in an interview that he’d spent the break visualizing the remainder of the game and how he wanted to play. He mentally pictured his serves, returns, and strategy for winning. He…
  • What Are Jim Carrey’s Thoughts On Awakening?

    FinerMinds Team
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:51 am
    In this short video, renowned funny-man Jim Carrey talks candidly about authentic awakening on Eckhart Tolle TV.  Carrey’s enthusiasm on awakening is contagious as he reveals the freedom he’s experienced as a result of looking at his thoughts from a different perspective. After studying Eckhart Tolle’s teachings for sometime, he finally experienced his awakening when he realized the following: “Who is it that’s aware I’m thinking?”…….Suddenly, I was thrown into this expansive, amazing feeling of freedom from myself and from my problems as I saw that I was bigger…
  • A 9-Minute Energizing Kundalini Meditation For Renewal And Rejuvenation

    FinerMinds Team
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:39 pm
    Gabrielle Bernstein guides you through an energizing Kundalini meditation called the Liberation Kriya. This meditation is great for renewal, rejuvenation, and is a particularly wonderful to start your day with. Having said that, if you need a quick burst of natural energy, you can do this exercise anywhere, and you can decide how long you want to dedicate to it. It’s recommended that you find a quiet, comfortable space, and invest 9-minutes of your time to the practice. Editor’s Note If you want to experience more of Gabrielle’s wisdom, teachings, and meditations, click here.
  • Sir Ken Robinson: How To Find Your Hidden Talents And Be In Your Element

    Skye Norris
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:16 pm
    In this beautifully animated clip by RSA Shorts, author, speaker and creativity expert, Sir Ken Robinson, explains why having a purpose in how we spend our time (whether it’s work related or otherwise) is an essential part of knowing who we are, what stops us from doing what we love, and how to find and be in our element. We’re all talented in some way, but as he so brilliantly describes, perhaps the reason we don’t believe we have talents in the first place is because we haven’t come across them yet; much like Earth’s natural resources, we have to do a bit of digging to find them.
  • A 2-Minute Laughter Meditation For Parents And Children To Bond

    Pragito Dove
    13 Oct 2014 | 3:57 pm
    I first heard about the laughter meditation when my son was 5 yrs old. Like all children, he loved to laugh, play, dance, sing,have fun. He was a natural and highlighted how much I had lost touch with those qualities in myself. Enter the Laughter meditation (instructions at end of article) which gave me permission to invite my deeply buried spontaneity, playfulness, wonder, creativity, imagination and joy to be lived and enjoyed NOW. Wow! All was not lost. I was re-claiming myself and discovering a whole new revitalized me. It seemed crazy at first to invite my son to do a meditation with…
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  • Taking Care of Your Relationships

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

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

    Percival J. Meris
    27 Mar 2014 | 8:39 pm
  • Nobody Has Any Right to Kill Another Person through Abortion

    Percival J. Meris
    27 Mar 2014 | 8:35 pm
  • Beautiful Skin Remedy

    Percival J. Meris
    16 Feb 2014 | 8:49 pm
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    Color Your Life Happy » Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 50 Fish Tattoo Designs For Men and Women

    21 Oct 2014 | 6:00 pm
    In the art of tattooing, fish tattoo designs are very important part. From thousands of years, this tattoo design has been symbolized for numerous beliefs. Few culture start praying fish as their God... This is a content summary only. Click on Title for more!
  • Top 12 Best Keep Calm Generator and Apps

    20 Oct 2014 | 4:56 am
    Keep calm poster generator has created a huge buzz in apps world. You can create different keep calm posters and memes and share it on social sites. Let us have a glance at the top keep calm... This is a content summary only. Click on Title for more!
  • 40 Sexy Self Portrait Photography Ideas

    16 Oct 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Self-portrait photos are becoming increasingly popular in today’s world. Be it social media, mainstream or any other are, whatever platform you choose or sign up for, requires you to upload your self... This is a content summary only. Click on Title for more!
  • Significant Tips to use Google Search Properly and Effectively

    14 Oct 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Internet is full of information and Google is the best search engines of all time to search for information. Google crawls through a database of billions of pages over the web and gives you the best... This is a content summary only. Click on Title for more!
  • Top 70 Hot Back Tattoos for Women

    13 Oct 2014 | 6:55 am
    Back tattoos for women are becoming extremely popular these days. Young women are seen with different designs of back tattoos. Tattoos are popular since they are meant to grab the attention to the... This is a content summary only. Click on Title for more!
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    Very Smart Girls (tm)

  • 24-Hour “I” Language Challenge

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

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

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

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

    Jo-Ann Downey
    31 May 2014 | 5:37 pm
    How do you spend your life’s energy? Are you willing to look at how much time and resources you spend on your inner and outer habits?  Are you making conscious choices for your highest good? Time Reality Check As shared in “Time Management & Time Consciousness”, you cannot manage or control time.  You can only manage yourself and what you do with your time. Time proceeds with or without you having a personal or professional vision or intention. What do you do, and don’t do, with your time?  Do you manifest your goals and dreams?  Do you try to squeeze as much into one day…
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    The Road

  • The Sheep Will Follow

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

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

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

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

    23 Jun 2014 | 10:01 am
    The preacher stood and offered any last chances for the congregation to do as they feel led before he began. When no one spoke, he reached under a bench and pulled out an old suitcase. He rarely ever brings in props to tell a story so I knew he must have been shown something special. He began with news of young ones leaving the nest, going to college, and opportunities that have been presented within his own household that led to a phone call.His sister couldn't have known or rehearsed the words that would spark such a Sunday Service as this, but with our preacher seeking her wisdom, the…
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  • The Challenges of 21st Century Leadership

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

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

    Jon Mertz
    15 Oct 2014 | 4:31 am
    October 16th is Boss Day. Although Hallmark has used this as an opportunity to develop and sell more cards, they did not start the holiday. Patricia Bays Haroski started Boss Day to recognize her father and also use it as a day to improve relationships between a boss and their team members. All this began in 1958, a different era and approach to management. Today, complete top-down management style has changed to being flatter and more culture-based. Two recent books – A World Gone Social and The Culture Engine – point to this shift. Through our social age and culture focus, improving…
  • Making Workplace Incentives Work

    Guest Author
    11 Oct 2014 | 7:02 am
    Guest Post by Scott Huntington Much has been said on the pros and cons of workplace incentives. Does an incentive program actually create productive behavior, or is it just a short-term solution to meeting the quota? With the right approach, an incentive program may be just what your company needs to achieve its objectives. Take the following four methods into consideration when developing a reward-based system. 1 – Help workers see the big picture When workers see the potential for a bonus check or larger commission rate, it can be like looking at a hundred yard sprint. All that…
  • What I Learned about Leadership from an Artist in a Coffee Shop

    Jeremy Chandler
    8 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    One of the things I love most about leadership is that it’s a subject that you can often learn more about from a random interaction in a coffee shop as you can from reading 100 different books on the topic. Here’s what I mean… It was the last semester of my senior year of college. I was sitting at Fido, a local Nashville coffee shop, trying to make it to the light at the end of the tunnel known as graduation. Between studying for finals, writing papers, and finishing up my internship, I was also trying to find a job. As I sat there typing away at my computer, I noticed a girl sitting…
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  • A Sure Way to Well-Being

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

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

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

    julie gosh
    3 Oct 2014 | 7:37 pm
          Those of you who get my email announcements will already know that “Bohemian” is a word I’m hanging out with lately, a concept I’m engaging with and having so much fun.   For me, it’s the idea of choosing to live unconventionally, whether that be in literal circumstances, or simply in the way you think.  Outside the box.  Carefree, different, not trying to fit any status quo ideas, free-spirited….awake!   The longer I’m alive the more I realize how our “culture” and government have trained us to get in line, follow the rules and be a good…
  • Universal Momentum is on Our Side

    julie gosh
    29 Sep 2014 | 3:22 pm
          “I completely and willingly surrender myself to the New and the Now.”   This has been a daily affirmation for me lately. I use it like a declaration and a prayer.   Can you feel a small scale “tug of war” of sorts going on in your life? It’s the old you pulling one way as the energies are carrying you forward into the expression of the new you.   The momentum is for sure IN the new, and yet, we create resistance when we continue to hold onto and believe in our old/past/passed ways.   It’s imperative we disconnect, disengage and disobey the…
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  • 8 Requirements for Reaching Personal Freedom

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    21 Oct 2014 | 5:49 am
    Getting healthy is becoming somewhat of a minefield. What works for me might not work for you. There is a high protein low carb diet and a high carb low protein diet. For an average person like me who just wants to eat well and remain healthy it can be confusing and sometimes quite difficult. That’s why I chose vegetable juicing. There was nothing complicated about it. No calories to count or portions to weigh up. In fact one of the things I love the most about vegetable juicing is the fact that there is NOTHING  to cook at all! It appeals to the lazy cook (but happy eater) in me. If…
  • My Veganish Lifestyle

    19 Oct 2014 | 11:17 am
    The food that I have been eating (or not eating) has played a huge part in my weight loss, which is why I am considering a veganish lifestyle. I gave up milk, yoghurt and cheese around 10 weeks ago because I realized they may be the cause of some night time pain I was experiencing in both thighs. It made it difficult and uncomfortable to sleep. It was muscle / nerve ending pain rather than anything else. I thought bread (gluten/wheat) might be the problem but after several months of giving stuff up and eating it again I realized it was dairy. Since giving it up the pain in my thighs (that I…
  • Healthy winter soups

    18 Oct 2014 | 11:10 am
    I bought myself a load of veg and was looking at making my favourite carrot, broccoli and celery juice but it is so cold my thoughts turned to healthy winter soups. I mentioned I had bought a slow cooker a while ago but haven’t gotten round to using it yet. As it takes so long to cook anything I need to be prepared and I haven’t been. Still, it doesn’t take long to make soup without the slow cooker so that is what I will do for now. Below are a few videos which contain ideas for healthy winter soups that are quick to make and that focus on health/weight loss.   Magic…
  • Favourite water cleanse detoxing drinks

    17 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Any kind of cleanse, whether it is juice or a water cleanse (or water fast as I used to call it) that keeps me away from food seems to have an amazing effect on my body. I use different ingredients to ensure I am helping to cleanse my liver and give my body an overhaul. Oh I know my body naturally detoxes itself but I have dumped way too much extra fat on it and loads of unhealthy foods. It needs a helping hand believe me. From what I have read about completing a water cleanse you really shouldn’t have anything except water, which means I may not be doing this “right” but…
  • Restore health using unrefined plant based food

    16 Oct 2014 | 4:17 am
    I sat and watched this great video (below) by Gary Null with a message that is very clear. We have the power to restore our health using unrefined plant based food. Here’s a brief summary of what I learnt/heard. There are healthy communities in China, Central Africa and India that are plant-based cultures not eating animal products or anything with a face or a mother. The Western diet is more than 60% calories from processed foods and 27% animal but animal products do not contain antioxidants. This leaves very little for healthy unrefined plant foods. Many people eat less than 10%…
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    positively present

  • 7 lessons i learned from facing my fear

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

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

    positively present
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Source I've had travel on the brain lately since I recently booked a trip to Los Angeles, and I've been thinking about how travel is a great way to explore the world, see new things, and gain new perspectives. But travel isn't only about going to far-off lands and venturing to new cities. A well traveled life isn't just about boarding a plane and taking a vacation. It's also about making the most of the travel we do on a daily basis. Most of us travel every single day — driving to work or school, visiting friends, running errands, walking the dog. Every time we…
  • positively present picks: october 10, 2014

    positively present
    10 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Source   "When nothing is sure, anything is possible." Margaret Drabble   The Secret Ingredients to Being Positive : my interview on Dazzled Autumn Alphabet : now on Society6 (or get a printable version here) Yoga Poses to Undo a Day at a Desk : essential work-day relief 14 Reasons to be Excited about Fall : as shown by pets! 6 Lessons on Letting Go : it's so hard to do, but so important Create an Autumn Bucket List : autumn + list = awesome 10 Tips for Instagrammers : I love Instagram. Follow me here! Self Love Phone Wallpaper : love this Gala Darling…
  • 12 ways to respect yourself

    positively present
    6 Oct 2014 | 5:23 am
    Self love is an essential element for living a positively present life, and self respect is a vital aspect of self love. The more you respect yourself, the more you are able to love yourself. However, self respect isn't always as easy to come by as you might think. There are a lot of aspects of life that can lure you away from respect. As much as you might want to treat yourself with respect, there are often outside influences that can get in the way of treating yourself honorably. For example, here are a few situations that might tempt you away from respecting yourself: loving someone…
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  • Waste or Resource? It’s All In Where You Put Things

    Asante George
    18 Oct 2014 | 8:09 am
    The picture accompanying this post features 3 items that are often treated as waste: grass trimmings, twigs, logs and large tree trimmings. However, when these resources are used effectively, they become valuable homestead resources. 1. Dried Grass Clippings are used to cover household compost. They serve the double purpose of helping to divert compostable materials from a landfill or sewer and turning those materials into rich fertile soil. 2. Twigs make great kindling for firewood. They can also become fuel for cooking over a rocket stove (a rocket stove is a very easy to make biomass…
  • Twinkies and The Age of Health Food Kids

    Asante George
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:20 am
    Watching Food Grow As I watched a small Toyota van drive by our street, I commented to my daughter, “I love those vans. They’re so small and compact. They look like Twinkies.” To this, my 9-year-old daughter replied in a disgusted tone, “I don’t know what a tween-kee is, but I DON’T think I’d like one.” Her response made me laugh so hard! My daughter really doesn’t know what a Twinkie is, yet she knows somehow that she doesn’t want one. Sometimes I forget that my little one’s “health food upbringing” means that…
  • My Morning Mojo

    Asante George
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:34 am
    It’s almost 6 am, and I’ve been up for about an hour working in my yard. The moon is still out, and the day is full of promise and potential. My little one, sensing that I am no longer in bed, has found her way to the front porch to join me. I’m getting my mojo, my inspiration, back. The realities that we have been facing, both in our lives and in our neighborhood, have given me the blues for a while. But this morning I woke up renewed and excited to continue work on my most functional piece of art to date: our little home. Homes, especially homesteads, are living things;…
  • Tent City USA: A Moving Documentary

    Asante George
    2 Oct 2014 | 1:57 pm
    Right now I’m watching an eye-opening documentary called Tent City USA on Netflix. Here is the Facebook page I haven’t finished watching the movie yet, but it has moved me so much that I had to share the experience with my readers. The film tells the story of a large group of homeless people and how they created a community of temporary shelters called “Tent City” in Nashville, TN. With the help of two committed local pastors, the residents of Tent City built a safe, stable community in which to reclaim their lives. This moving…
  • Mental Space, Homesteading, and Boundaries

    Asante George
    23 Sep 2014 | 8:49 am
    Mowing our yard the old-fashioned way My goal to build a city homestead for my daughter and I requires a lot of hard work. Whether it’s problem solving, figuring out how to build a system, or carrying out the physical work of homesteading (which, by the way, requires mental focus), my brain and body are almost always at work. Since embarking on this project, I’ve come to understand the “Nutty Professor” character. In everyday conversation I may appear scatter brained, because my mind is usually occupied with big things like reclaiming construction materials and…
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  • Are You Struggling With Relationships and Long-term Endeavors? How to Break Out of the Slump With the Right Motivators

    Brenda Knowles
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Dating after my husband moved out was an intriguing learning experience. I’ll never forget the sheer curiosity and amazement I felt toward men at the time. I remember my first official coffee date. He arrived wearing a cute hat and just … Continue reading →
  • What Happens When Others Need Us Too Much? : The Shadow Side of Sensitives and Idealists

    Brenda Knowles
    10 Oct 2014 | 1:09 pm
      With their talent for identifying with the other person, for slipping into another’s skin, Idealists find that building close, loving relationships is the most natural thing in the world… And yet such emotional sensitivity (some would say hypersensitivity) can … Continue reading →
  • Please Don’t Be Serious. Be Fun, All the Time.

    Brenda Knowles
    3 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    The kids recently talked me into buying guinea pigs. We have one introverted and one extroverted guinea pig. One is brown, black and white with the most tufted and unruly fur. Her name is Pabla because my son really wanted … Continue reading →
  • When Introverts Get Loud: Where Are You Using Your Voice?

    Brenda Knowles
    26 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Have you ever made a remark within a group and basically been ignored and then moments later someone else says the same thing, only louder, and gets a round of cheers and a heap of credit? Isn’t that frustrating? When this happens … Continue reading →
  • Ever Get Tired of Validating Your Introversion?

    Brenda Knowles
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    My 14-year-old son and 10-year-old daughter join me in my home office. Their respective buses have just dropped them off after school and now they are sitting in the worn comfy chair and lounging on the scrumptious shag carpet in … Continue reading →
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    The Ordinary Buddha

  • The 9 Codes of the Wellness Warrior

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

    20 Oct 2014 | 9:02 am
    No matter how badly you feel. . . No matter how grey things look at the moment. . . No matter how pessimistic, depressed or gloomy you currently feel. . . No matter how many so-called friends have... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Self Help Overload

    17 Oct 2014 | 7:46 am
    Every where you turn, there is a program, seminar, firewalk, intensive in Fiji or something along these lines that is THE ONE; that is, it is the program that will finally work. Not like the prior... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Understanding the Tremendous Power of Acceptance

    16 Oct 2014 | 9:26 am
    For over 5 decades, I did not understand acceptance. I equated it with quitting or giving up. Such concepts were foreign. They were the antithesis of the martial way for which I have dedicated the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Carving and Creating

    15 Oct 2014 | 7:01 am
    Last night, I had quite a bit to do. I have a seminar to prepare for next week, language lessons that I am slightly behind in and our usual mountain of business things to attend to. My wife also had... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Discovering Your Truth

  • #TravelTuesday: The Big Move To Dubai

    30 Sep 2014 | 12:56 pm
    View From My Front DoorSeptember 24th marked my 2 month anniversary of moving to Dubai and I couldn't be happier with my decision. I had no idea what I was getting myself into when I decided to accept a flight attendant job in Dubai and move to the other side of the world but I'm glad I took a leap of faith and went for it. The last two months have been a complete rollercoaster of emotions for me, but lets start from the beginning.On July 24th 2014 I landed in the sweltering heat of Dubai with 50kg of my belongings, exhaustion from my 20+ hours of travel time with no sleep, and a…
  • #TravelTuesday: Pura Vida Costa Rica #tripofalifetime!

    23 Aug 2014 | 4:16 am
    Pura Vida - Pure Life, it's what the Costa Ricans live by. Last month I was in Costa Rica leading a #tripofalifetime for a bunch of grad students from Canada in a place just outside the city of Liberia for the company S-Trip! It may sound tedious having to watch out for a bunch of drunk 17/18 year olds who just graduated but I have to say I actually really enjoyed myself despite the lack of sleep. The students ended up being some of the coolest people and for the most part they were pretty well behaved. Of course there was all the things you expect like sneaking out after hours, changing…
  • #TravelTuesday: World Pride Hangover

    9 Jul 2014 | 11:40 am
    I first want to start off with apologizing for not having a post last week. I had a friend staying with me during World Pride Toronto and there was just so much going on every day that I didn't even have a chance to breathe let alone write a post. Now, where to start. World Pride Toronto 2014 has now come and gone and I can safely say I had a gigantic hangover! Not from drinking, I actually didn't drink much throughout the festivities, but from all the events and things going on. Every day there was something new to do and an adventure to be had. I'm going to lay out my main happy…
  • #TravelTuesday: World Pride Toronto

    24 Jun 2014 | 7:32 am
    On Friday June 20th my current home city of Toronto welcomed the world for World Pride 2014. The opening reception for media was at the Hilton Toronto followed by the opening ceremonies at Nathan Phillips Square. It was a grand kick off with performances from Melissa Etheridge, Deborah Cox and country singing heartthrob Steve Grand. I was basically swooning from the moment Steve Grand took the stage until he was done. That man is a genuine sweetheart and he's a phenomenal singer to boot! He took time after his set to take photos and meet with everyone who wanted to chat after which to me…
  • #TravelTuesday: Top 5 Places I've Visited

    17 Jun 2014 | 9:23 am
    Last week I brought you my Top 5 Places I Want To Visit so I only thought it was fitting to now tell you my top 5 places I've already visited and why I love them! If after this list you aren't satisfied and want to take a look at ALL the places I've visited you can check out my Travel Bragging page. I usually keep this page up to date as to where I am, where I've been, where I'm going next.See the rest of this article after the jump »
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    Being Me and Other Things

  • I Dream of Hobbit!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • How to Deal with Negative People

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

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

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

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

    Jessica Sweet
    31 Aug 2014 | 6:14 pm
    If you’re looking for a new career, you may feel stuck. After all, it can feel paralyzing to really put yourself out there, even mentally, to dream of what’s next. But the truth is, it doesn’t cost anything to dream.   The Real Fear If you dream, and  you realize what you really want is to move to Zimbabwe, you have only figured out you have a decision to make: Do I move to Zimbabwe or keep my current life? But the pain of actually making that decision is sometimes too much. Are you afraid of figuring out what you really want because you think you’re going…
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  • Do You Realize That Time + Energy = Your Life?

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

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

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

    Yol Swan
    24 Sep 2014 | 9:55 am
    Can you think of at least 3 things that stress you out? I’m sure this is an easy request, since we live in such a taxing world. It fills our minds with bad news and all sorts of fears on a regular basis. If you fall prey to all this toxic energy, you’ll feel its effects on a physical, mental,…Read more
  • How To Develop Emotional Flexibility

    Yol Swan
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:50 am
    Since ancient times spiritual teachers have stated that the key to life is to live without fear. And that’s exactly what you did when you were born. Not because you didn’t have the responsibilities you have now (although of course, those make life more challenging), but because you were born fearless. You expected life to bring you what you needed…Read more
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  • All aboard the emotions express

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

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

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

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

    Tanya A. Goodman
    3 Aug 2014 | 1:37 pm
    Friends are like walls. Sometimes you lean on them, and sometimes it’s good just knowing they are there. — Unknown I felt moved today to thank everyone who has stopped by my place of words and inspiration. Thank you to those who landed on the doorstep and those who decided to come in and stay awhile. Thanks to those who, like old friends, return again and again and those who also tell their friends to come by and visit. I appreciate you. I am so grateful to connect with people all over the world. I am grateful to share my voice and appreciate the technology that carries it through the…
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    SMART Living 365

  • Money SMART At Any Age

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

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

    Kathy Gottberg
    5 Oct 2014 | 6:06 am
    A well-known study done in 2008 by Brandeis University reports that 90% of Americans believe in prayer. In fact, according to medical centers across our country, prayer is consider the most commonly used “alternative medicine” practiced. But what does that … Continue reading → You're reading The Power, Mystery & Variety Of Prayer an article written by Kathy Gottberg and originally posted on: SMART Living 365 If you enjoyed this article please be sure and subscribe to our home page feed: HERE and follow this site and Kathy on Facebook, and Twitter, and Google+! The post…
  • 7 Things Mexico Taught Me Not To Take For Granted

    Kathy Gottberg
    28 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    There is nothing like traveling to another country to help you appreciate what you have back at home. It’s also easy here in the U.S. to take so much of what we have, and routinely do, for granted. So even … Continue reading → You're reading 7 Things Mexico Taught Me Not To Take For Granted 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 Things Mexico Taught Me Not To Take For Granted…
  • Oaxaca and Final Thoughts—Travels With Thom & Kathy Part 4

    Kathy Gottberg
    21 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    We woke up early on our final morning in Oaxaca MX and came up with five remaining SMART Tips we can all use for both travel and the journey of life. Overall our vacation in Mexico has introduced us to … Continue reading → You're reading Oaxaca and Final Thoughts—Travels With Thom & Kathy Part 4 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 Oaxaca and Final Thoughts—Travels…
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    Compete Every Day

  • Always Do Your Best

    Jake Thompson
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Do you work for the applause? Or for the end goal?  “Never stop doing your best just because someone doesn’t give you credit.” Work relentlessly for you, and only you. Do not wait for the crowd’s applause or your critics to eat crow. Press forward because you know what is right and the pursuit of excellence is your goal. Compete.      
  • Monday Morning Motivation: 10.20.14

    Jake Thompson
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
  • Life Lessons By Someone With 54 Years Experience

    Jake Thompson
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    “When in doubt, just take the next small step.” released the “45 Life Lessons Written By a 90-year-old” earlier this year. The list, compiled by 54-year-old Regina Britt, was written almost a decade prior after she was diagnosed with breast cancer. These lessons, her thoughts, are timeless pieces of wisdom such as: Don’t compare your life to others’. You have no idea what their journey is all about. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don’t take no for an answer. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone…
  • The Strength of Somsan

    Craig Jones
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    The United States Army goes to great lengths to impress upon its charges the virtues of bravery, strength and valor. It’s officers are trained to lead some of the finest soldiers on Earth under extreme duress. These virtues serve them as well in the field of battle as they do in civilian life. Michael Somsan was a 25 year old First Lieutenant with a bright career laid out before him. He had every intention of remaining in the military and serving his country for as long as possible. All of that changed in an instant. According to Somsan’s accounts he was attempting to assist a woman in…
  • Competitor of the Week: Trey Englert

    Christine Reppa
    15 Oct 2014 | 10:45 am
    Compete Every Day highlights a different member of the #Compete community each week. To be considered for Competitor of the Week, submit a picture wearing your favorite Compete Every Day shirt in any setting & your answers to the bolded questions below to with the subject line “I Compete.” Full Name:  Trey Englert Location:  Houston, TX Social media links: Twitter- @treyenglert      Instagram- @buildingchampions 1.  Tell us about yourself!  I’m a husband, father of 2 (soon to be 3), coach (CrossFit & football) and ex-collegiate athlete.
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    Stacia Pierce | Life Coach 2 Women

  • Meditation: The Entrepreneur’s Medication

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

    Stacia Pierce
    8 Oct 2014 | 9:57 pm
    You may have read about having an ‘attitude of gratitude’ and how beneficial it can be to your personal well-being. Many people are aware of the importance of living a life of gratitude, but don’t realize the great impact that it can have on one’s career and business! We live in a society, and especially […]
  • Why Writing Lists is Still Relevant and Important

    Stacia Pierce
    1 Oct 2014 | 9:20 am
    If you are stressed out and feeling overwhelmed in your life, your business or both, it’s likely that one key element is missing. It’s a method that some consider old-school, but it’s extremely important: list-writing. Most of us understand the usefulness of lists under certain circumstances. We never go to the grocery store without a […]
  • 7 Ways to Become a Relevant Leader in your Industry

    Stacia Pierce
    24 Sep 2014 | 9:10 pm
      To continuously grow your business, gain new clients and stay ahead in your industry, you must stay relevant. Remaining relevant is the most pertinent way to stay afloat and rise above the masses. Give your clients and customers a reason to choose you over the competition every time. Relevancy in business is two-fold. You […]
  • Dress for Success

    Stacia Pierce
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:31 pm
      Your personal appearance has a great affect on your income opportunities, just like your corporate brand image does.  You have to consistently keep your image fresh to continue to grow your business. This is especially true when you have the privilege of working at home. Just because you work at home, doesn’t mean you […]
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  • The Scoop On Poop: 13 Things You Should Know About Your Bowel Movements

    Olin Idol, N.D.
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    “Good health must be earned.” That statement is truer today than any other time in history. During our youth, the potential for a long, healthy life is often taken for granted. But by midlife, health challenges often begin to manifest. Our living conditions today expose us to an ever-increasing load of toxins on a daily basis from our food, water and air. Even under the best of conditions, our toxic load is far greater than that of our parents and grandparents. Our bodies must work overtime to neutralize and eliminate these toxins. Tragically, for the vast majority of our population, our…
  • 10 Morning Habits For Productivity And Success

    Barrie Davenport
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Have you ever noticed the way you start your day sets the tone for the rest of the day? If you wake up late, skip breakfast, and rush out the door, you feel discombobulated all day long. There’s also something psychological about getting off on the wrong foot. You just feel bad about yourself. However, when you get up early, feeling relaxed and organized, you’re more confident, focused, and ready to seize the day. Your head is clear of the multitude of distractions and anxieties that come with a bad start in the morning. How we begin our days isn’t an accident. It begins…
  • 5 Things Men Hate About Women

    Sammy Nickalls
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Ok, not really. But I got your attention. This story comes from a recent discussion with my husband. On a (nearly) weekly basis, we have our typical man vs. woman rant, in which one of us backs out of the room, knowing we’ll never understand the opposite sex. The most recent discussion caused me to pause, and instead of backing out of the room, I stuck around and asked questions. While men have a reputation for never understanding women, our side of the story can be just as confusing. When we think of men, from a woman’s perspective, we think of the adoring creature who just doesn’t…
  • 41 Things You Need To Know About Cigarettes (And Why You Need To Stop Smoking)

    Corey Malinowski
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Do you want to stop smoking, but just can’t seem to kick the habit? Learn why smoking is one of the worst things you can do to your health, along with tips on how you can beat the habit for good. Why You Need To Quit Today You know that cigarettes are bad for you, but how exactly does smoking effect your health? Here are conditions and diseases which have been proven to be caused by smoking: 1. Coronary heart disease CHD, the result of plaque build-up inside of arteries, is the #1 cause of death in both men and women in the US today. Related: 11 Ways To Keep Your Heart Healthy 2. Cancer…
  • Essential Oils Demystified, Once And For All: Separating Fact From Fiction

    Heather Grant
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    “You want me to put oregano on my son’s warts?” I asked my friend. “Isn’t that, like, lasagna seasoning?” It was February of 2012, and I was sure my friend had lost her mind. We had spent the past two months using every over-the-counter medication on the market to remove my eight-year-old son’s warts with no success. I was desperate to find something, anything, that would work…even “snake oils.” I was super skeptical, but every morning and night I would put oregano on my son’s warts, and within a week, to my astonishment, we noticed it was working.  Within several…
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    The Law of Attraction Library

  • Robert Morgens FREE Meditation Course

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

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

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

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

    Richard Ingersoll
    9 Oct 2014 | 11:33 am
    By Michael Michalko Occasionally ideas don’t appear when you are centering your attention and strangely show up as soon as you are not. Modern research understands this is due to contemplating the problem in your subconscious mind yet can’t explain why it takes place. A large number of artists, scientists, and writers report that they get their best insights and ideas when not considering the problem. Ideas come while taking a walk, recreating, or working with some other non-related situation. This suggests how the creative act came to be related to spiritual inspiration for the…
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    Self Help Zen

  • Stop Looking for Perfect Relationships

    Utpal Vaishnav
    27 Sep 2014 | 10:40 am
    Wish you had a “perfect” relationship with your spouse? With your Mother-in-law? With your teenage child? With your reporting manager? “I wish I had. If my spouse would do (enter your expectation here) then it would be just perfect!” If you’re thinking that, stop. Just stop. You’ll end up wasting your entire life if you expect others to be perfect. If you continue doing that, you’ll go mad and feel more and more insecure with every failed expectation that doesn’t live up to your fantasy of perfection. We seek others to act in a way that feels…
  • How to Deal With Incoming Pain

    Utpal Vaishnav
    5 Sep 2014 | 7:42 pm
    Do you feel that all the doors of life are closed? Not finding a way to move forward? You feel like you are in the middle of an ocean of pain? Celebrate that moment. It’s a good thing. We all know, think and talk about leadership but often find it difficult to lead our actions. Often we don’t act unless circumstances force us to. Pain forces us to ACT! Every pain comes with a purpose. Reflect on the old saying, “No pressure, no diamond!” When pain comes to take you over, stay patient; stay calm; stay positive. Things will work out  … may not be quickly but…
  • How to Deal With Information Overload

    Utpal Vaishnav
    24 Aug 2014 | 1:13 pm
    So many things are happening at this moment. Someone is dying. Someone is taking birth. Someone is coming home after decades of travel. Someone is getting huge payhike by changing his job. Someone is investing time to create a business that his generations will be proud of. People are doing this. People are doing that. People used to do this. People used to do that. Then came Facebook. And Twitter. And Google+ … all different kind of social media. Result? Information Overload. Number of messages we get to hear in a typical day have been multiplied by hundreds if not thousands. But,…
  • Thinking Vs. Doing

    Utpal Vaishnav
    17 Aug 2014 | 1:04 pm
    “When you have to shoot, shoot, don’t talk.” ~ Tuco, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Do what you should. Don’t talk about what you should be doing. Results come to those who “act” while others are discovering the “right” ways to generate results. You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do. You might have knowledge about what’s right but it doesn’t matter. Knowledge is not power; Knowledge is potential power. Knowledge becomes power only when you act upon it. Results come to those who act. Happiness is a result. Joy is…
  • Your Story About Success

    Utpal Vaishnav
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:50 am
    Your story about success is a story. About success. Success isn’t real. It’s a way of “feeling” the joy, a feeling which we experience for a desired outcome. Success is worthy because everyone else agrees it is worthy. But there’s something important going on here. We don’t actually agree on a common definition of success because each person’s degree of success is based on the stories they have believed in. A degree from Stanford is merely a certificate, some ink written on the paper, but it’s an indication. It’s an indication that the person has gone through a rigorous…
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    Squirrelosophy–Life by Bob the Squirrel

  • pumpkin

    20 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    there's more to bob than just a pretty tail...SQUIRRELOSOPHY! also check out the main site...BOB THE SQUIRREL! — And be sure to check out the latest Bob the Squirrel collection generic bob   along with all the other Bob the Squirrel books… if you haven’t already. The post pumpkin appeared first on Squirrelosophy–Life by Bob the Squirrel.
  • to my bride, on our wedding day…

    18 Oct 2014 | 5:35 am
    there's more to bob than just a pretty tail...SQUIRRELOSOPHY! also check out the main site...BOB THE SQUIRREL! This is cross-posted from… I wish we were writing our own vows. Because we’re not, I thought I would put out to the world a few, off the top of my head thoughts and feelings that may have made […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post to my bride, on our wedding day… appeared first on Squirrelosophy–Life by Bob the Squirrel.
  • betty white tail

    17 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    there's more to bob than just a pretty tail...SQUIRRELOSOPHY! also check out the main site...BOB THE SQUIRREL! For anyone who doesn’t know who Betty White is… first off, shame on you. Second, go here.  She may be up in years, but I’m more than confident she could wear a tail along with the best of them. — […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post betty white tail appeared first on Squirrelosophy–Life by Bob the Squirrel.
  • deleted importance…

    15 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    there's more to bob than just a pretty tail...SQUIRRELOSOPHY! also check out the main site...BOB THE SQUIRREL! Yeah, the stuff you don’t see… those pesky deleted scenes… it’s good to throw important plot points away… it makes a much more interesting story. — And be sure to check out the latest Bob the Squirrel and Squirrelosophy collections: […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post deleted importance… appeared first on Squirrelosophy–Life by Bob the Squirrel.
  • revolution… once

    13 Oct 2014 | 5:32 am
    there's more to bob than just a pretty tail...SQUIRRELOSOPHY! also check out the main site...BOB THE SQUIRREL! My revolution probably needed a bit more of a wind up. Or batteries. Or a jump start. Or a full tank of something. Just one of those things. — And be sure to check out the latest Bob the Squirrel […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post revolution… once appeared first on Squirrelosophy–Life by Bob the Squirrel.
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    Simply Intentional

  • Have An Amazing Weekend

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

    15 Oct 2014 | 5:06 pm
    Some days, I let the grind of life really get to me.  And, while I would like to blame outside factors - my work, the errands I need to run, the laundry that needs to be done - it's really ME who's creating the stress in my day.I tell myself the story that cleaning the house is boring so I'll do it later.  And, I determine that getting home to walk the dog is much more important than staying late to file away completed work.  And, I continue to eat out, blaming lack of time to get to the grocery store and stock up on healthy food.Rather than look for the good in what I'm…
  • Have A Wonderful Weekend

    11 Oct 2014 | 11:41 am
    We're in Phoenix this weekend for my mother-in-law's wedding.  She's 83 and still very spunky - including the pre-wedding jitters and stress.  I guess some things never go away.  Hope you have a wonderful weekend and here are a few fun and inspiring links from around the web...7 steps to reinventing yourself and reach your goalsFinding your acceptable level of discomfort7 actionable steps to stop success from slipping through your fingers3 lessons on creating trust'Maximizer' or "Satisficer' - which are you?Made me smileThe votes are in: the best places to be an expatWhy you…
  • Taking Stock Of What's Going On

    9 Oct 2014 | 4:52 pm
    Today, I got a speeding ticket.  For me, it was probably the best way for Life to get my attention. I guess I haven't been paying attention to the slight, dull headache I've had recently. And I guess I haven't been paying attention to the pit in my stomach. And I guess I haven't been paying attention to the bruises on my legs from bumping into furniture.It seems I may have been drifting through life, living in my comfort zone and going for what's easy.  After all, there are some things that just come naturally and I definitely gravitate to doing those first - which means I zip…
  • Why Is This Such A Struggle?

    7 Oct 2014 | 8:22 am
    Why were we so eager to move away from Verizon for cell phone coverage?  That's the question I'm asking after two days of waiting to get my new iPhone 6 activated. For me, I feel like we jumped ship too quickly.  For Kevin, it's a new toy to compliment his Apple TV and, of course, his phone was activated this morning on our new carrier. HE wants to make the switch and I am the one feeling frustrated.  He's calmly going through the motions of the purchase and the activation and the learning curve and I'm complaining and feeling like my blood pressure is going through the…
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    Inspiring Evolution

  • Roles People Play

    Baldeep Kaur
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:51 pm
    In the journey of life, don’t expect love from me, I have nothing to give, except abuses and humiliation, I will destroy your self-esteem, I will challenge your courage, your strength, I am your nemisis. ~~~ In the journey of life, I will love you like no on else, protect your fragility and innocence, keep your roots intact, […]
  • A lost box

    Baldeep Kaur
    23 Sep 2014 | 11:50 pm
    A poem on losing oneself in someone else's world.
  • Take me to the stars

    Baldeep Kaur
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:46 am
    I know your white light follows me everywhere, To shower courage, strength and patience. But on days when I feel tired to move on, I wonder, Why did you let me reach this dark space? I know you love me a lot, Then why did you not simply hold my hand and took me to […]
  • Can women have it all?

    Baldeep Kaur
    11 Aug 2014 | 10:23 pm
    Can women have it all? PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi recently told The Atlantic, with rare honesty and a lot of laughter, that women can’t have it all. Speaking at the Aspen Ideas Festival , she said, “I don’t think women can have it all. I just don’t think so. We pretend we have it all. We pretend […]
  • Karma Confessions

    Baldeep Kaur
    17 Jul 2014 | 11:01 pm
    “Karma means action, work or deed; it also refers to the principle of where intent and actions of an individual influence the future of that individual. Good intent and good deed contribute to good karma and future happiness, while bad intent and bad deed contribute to bad karma and future suffering. Karma is closely associated with the idea of rebirth in […]
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    Pinch Me Living with Bernadette Logue - Unleash Personally & Professionally

  • Are You Taking Things Too Seriously?

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

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

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

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

    Bernadette Logue
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:54 pm
    Struggling to juggle everything? Feeling overwhelmed? Too much to do and too little time? This is for you! I’ve created this free talk in both audio and written transcript to support you with practical ways to get out of overwhelm. I’m sharing this message with you now because I’ve had numerous people reaching out to me in the last 3 weeks across social... Read More Continue reading How to Get Out of Overwhelm on Pinch Me Living with Bernadette Logue - Unleash Personally & Professionally
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  • Indian Halloween Costumes for Women

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

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

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

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

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

  • ❼ 7 Powerful Wise Sayings for Men With Big Dreams

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

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

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

    3 Oct 2014 | 9:51 am
    I have a personal policy against vulnerability, excessively close relationships and, most importantly, crying. I believe that other people can (and probably should) cry in front of others but not me. I’m not about that life. I prefer to be strong. I prefer to have my act together. I prefer to not need people. And, usually, this approach works for me. Unfortunately, however, there are some crucial moments when my eyeballs develop a mind of their own and refuse to cooperate. Last weekend was a prime example. I was sitting and minding my own business at the influence conference when a very…
  • ❼ The Juicy Bits & Bobs from my Global Orphan Trip to Kansas

    25 Sep 2014 | 11:32 am
    This video is for you if you are the type of person with unrealistic dreams and irrational desires to make a difference in this world. It will really encourage you to believe that great opportunities can (and hopefully will) find you too. Enjoy! xo Prefer to Read? Click Here If you are on my email list (which you should be…subscribe here), then you know that the Global Orphan Project invited me to Kansas City! The Crazy Thing About This Every year, they have this event down in Kansas City called the Big Event. Every year, they would send an email saying, “Oh it’s time for the Big…
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    Professor Jacob Abraham

  • Life is a horrible dream

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

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

    Jacob Abraham
    14 Jul 2014 | 4:07 am
    This is not a statement on any scientific truth; this is only a moral story. Our story narrates one of the many strange experiences an ant goes through in his life. Some of them reveal the mystery of the world, while some others are everyday experience with no philosophical insights. In fact all experiences in our life are philosophical statements since everything speak about the mysterious thing called life.One day the ant was roaming aimlessly. Its stomach was full. The air was calm and comfortable. Since the ant was not used to sit idle, it came out of the anthill hoping to have another…
  • Want to see stars?

    Jacob Abraham
    3 Jul 2014 | 12:43 am
    All of us are afraid of darkness.Animals are not afraid of darkness like men. Some animals and birds prey in the night. Some animals have better vision in the night.But night always frightens human beings.We are afraid of night because of the ferocious and poisonous animals that roam in the dark. Then poisonous snakes, scorpions, lions and such animals have no problem in attacking others during the day. These animals may be roaming in the night because night is calmer with fewer enemies. It may be easy for them to prey during the night than the day. No snake comes out of its hole with the…
  • Honor is death in war

    Jacob Abraham
    30 Jun 2014 | 11:32 pm
    “Die in harness” (death in harness) means to die with armor on; to die while actively engaged in work or duty.This phrase is often used to refer to Government or Non government servants who die while in active service.The phrase has roots in Roman culture and tradition.In ancient Roman culture, all soldiers were dedicated as bridegrooms to the goddesses of war. They were not permitted to marry or have a family. They were 24x7 soldiers. Once they joined the military service, they discarded all ties with their family. All of them were unmarried young men. But as time went on certain freedom…
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    Coaching Positive Performance

  • 5 Simple steps to controlled risk taking

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

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

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

    1 Oct 2014 | 4:30 pm
    How to avoid making excuses Building self discipline is all about putting an end to excuses.  It's about taking responsibility for your behavior and your life.  It's about getting the most out of all life has to offer. And, if you want to get the most out of life, you have to get up off of your backside and . [...] Coaching Positive Performance - Eliminate Stress; Maximise Performance
  • Overcoming your procrastination

    29 Sep 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Overcoming your procrastination Overcoming your procrastination begins with developing the right mindset about . As simple as it may seem, few people fully understand the point that you cannot actually manage time. What you can manage is your use of time. The point may seem trivial but it is actually very important. It helps you to see that [...] Coaching Positive Performance - Eliminate Stress; Maximise Performance
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    Explore Beyond the Usual™

  • Opening the Heart: A Personal Transformational Journey with my Book

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

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

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

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

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

  • Lessons for a father - Taking Care Of The Whole Organism

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

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

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

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

    21 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Image Courtesy: FlickrA friend of mine recently re-introduced me to the works of a 13th century Persian poet known more popularly in the English-speaking world simply as Rumi. One of his more famous quotes goes thus:Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.It has become one of my personal favorites. The words of Rumi hold a lot of meaning. They speak of passion and true friendship and belief. All things that we can do a little more with. Here is what I think Rumi was talking about:Believing in ourselves: No one ever and anywhere will believe in us and our abilities if…
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    Serene Reflection

  • Poems: Bridging The Illusory Divide

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

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

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

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

    4 Sep 2014 | 10:41 am
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    Live Well - Mind Fuel Daily

  • Pushing Past Fear

    21 Oct 2014 | 8:59 am
    "How we handle our fears will determine where we go with the rest of our lives." -Judy BlumeThere is a reason why we came up with the term "paralyzed by fear." Fear can protect you from danger but it can also stop progress. It keeps you in the proverbial safe place that may not necessarily be the right place for your future growth and development. People who reflect on being stuck often find they remain so due to fear.Judy Blume's books include fun-loving children's fiction like "Freckle Juice" and "Superfudge." However, she also tackled controversial topics including racism, teenage sex, and…
  • Aging Youthfully with Vitamin C

    21 Oct 2014 | 8:53 am
    Once again nature is on top when it comes to skin care and aging youthfully. Vitamin C already enjoys a reputation for its antioxidant properties, helping to keep colds at bay, and as an overall healthy dietary addition. But now Vitamin C is leading in the fight against aging and sun damaged skin.Natural Skin CareVitamin C fights the process of free radical damage to the skin, which inhibits the production of collagen. Vitamin C helps to restore collagen thereby reducing the appearance of those fine lines and wrinkles we hate to see. Recent research shows that ascorbic acid 2-phosphate (Asc…
  • The Principles of Resilience

    20 Oct 2014 | 7:06 am
    Resilience determines whether you thrive or merely survive. It is the characteristic that allows people to adapt to hardship and stress. By being resilient, you can maintain joy and regain your strength. You pursue success even if it requires a second or third try.We are resilient even in the toughest of times. Sometimes in the most trying circumstances, it is difficult to realize. Understand the principles of resilience better and you will find it within yourself. Principle One: AdaptionThe trite way to describe adaption is making lemonade out of lemons. Sometimes, plans do not work out as…
  • Realizing Your Place

    18 Oct 2014 | 8:53 am
    Realizing your place in the world has little to do with your financial status, race, sexual persuasion or political beliefs. It is a spiritual journey that involves learning about yourself and where you fit in the world. Everyday you interact with the world around you. You have an impact on everything and everyone you see. We Are All Connected: The Web of LifeNative Americans believe we live in a "web of life" where everything is connected by small strands of energy. What we do will eventually ripple outward to affect others, no matter how far distant. A smile you give to one person, may…
  • Learning to Let Go

    17 Oct 2014 | 8:56 am
    As we go through life, we begin to develop patterns in the way we think and believe. Some of those patterns and behaviors can force us into destructive habits, that if left to continue, can have a devastating effect on our physical and emotional health. The patterns get stronger and more familiar the longer they are allowed to continue. In order to break those patterns and re-establish balance, we must learn to let go of the negative and begin to allow positive reinforcement to take its place.BELIEVE AND EXPECT MORE FOR YOURSELFIn some ways, society continually prepares us to accept the…
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  • Weird Uncle LinkedIn

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Thais Zoe
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Personal relationships can be tricky, and, romantic relationships the most confounding of all. The good news is that there are lessons all around that can teach us how to walk our paths. Last week my mom had her new pup with a trainer. One of her pet’s bad habits is to rush the door to get into the backyard and chase lizards. The problem is that he’ll run out whether there’s a yard or a street on the other side. Blindly rushing into danger. In an effort to correct this, the trainer put him in a sit (one time) inside by the door and opened it. When the door opened he lunged for the…
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    Happy Someone | Happy Someone

  • Affirmations for Entrepreneurs App

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

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

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

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

    Ralph Quintero
    15 Jan 2014 | 7:00 am
    Here is a powerful affirmation to get the year going: “I have the power to do the most incredible things!” Guess what…. You do! So use the power!
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    Coffee-Stained Journal

  • Painting the path ~ the vibrant hues of autumn

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

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

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

    5 Aug 2014 | 1:05 am
    “For me it always has been a real struggle to get past the point where I’m pretty good for a beginner, to get into the point where I’m actually good.”It probably has been Ezra Caldwell’s attitude and his somewhat audacious approach that made him excel on so many different levels. A guy who valued curiosity more than convenience and passion more than prestige. Someone who constantly sought change and challenge, confronting life with a mix of admiration and defiance. He didn’t turn a blind eye to fate, but he did question its obvious signpost – embracing…
  • Come Alive ~ Howard Thurman

    20 Jul 2014 | 12:20 am
    Come Alive ~ Howard ThurmanDon’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.~ Howard ThurmanThe post Come Alive ~ Howard Thurman appeared first on Coffee-Stained Journal.
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  • I would never be tired of you

    rahul r
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    I would never be tired of you even if I am with you all day long. In fact I grow to like The post I would never be tired of you appeared first on Sad and Love Picture. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Long Distance Relationship aren’t always ideal

    rahul r
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:58 am
    Long Distance Relationship aren’t always ideal. In fact, they’re really tough. You spend countless of hours just talking through a phone or The post Long Distance Relationship aren’t always... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 20 Beautiful Nature Quotes

    rahul r
    18 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    This page shows 20 amazing nature quotes and sayings that might help you reduce stress and love the nature even more. Nature The post 20 Beautiful Nature Quotes appeared first on Sad and Love... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How many of you know DR.TESSY THOMAS ?

    rahul r
    18 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
      She is the first woman scientist to head a missile project in India. she is the Project Director for many missile The post How many of you know DR.TESSY THOMAS ? appeared first on Sad and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Read this beautiful Information about Japan

    rahul r
    18 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    1 – Did you know that Japanese children clean their schools every day for a quarter of an hour with teachers, which The post Read this beautiful Information about Japan appeared first on Sad... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Programming Life

  • Can’t Let It Go? Write It Out.

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

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

    Matt Catlett
    11 Oct 2014 | 8:44 am
    Last night, I didn’t go to bed at the usual time. I’d drunk coffee too late to be restful and idle wakefulness poked at me despite my tiredness. I felt arthritic aches in my joints, so I stepped outside with my tablet to read up on anti-inflammatory diets. I skimmed the first Internet article I [&hellip The post You Already Know appeared first on Programming Life.
  • September 2014 Rundown – 76 Links

    Matt Catlett
    7 Oct 2014 | 4:57 pm
    Apologies to my dear readers! I’ve been away from the keyboard for a bit – my entire household has fallen before some tiny invaders. It’s been a good haul now, but the antibiotics are starting to show some results. I haven’t forgotten you, friends. I’ll be back soon with another post for you – and [&hellip The post September 2014 Rundown – 76 Links appeared first on Programming Life.
  • Grace Through Stained Glass

    Matt Catlett
    26 Sep 2014 | 5:24 pm
    When the sun is behind you, your shadow is painted in front of you. Standing so, you can pattern yourself over the grass and flowers. You can scratch your outline into brick or a granite boulder. Even the rippling water can be re-described in your language. But if the sun were always behind you, you’d [&hellip The post Grace Through Stained Glass appeared first on Programming Life.
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    Live Bold and Bloom

  • 25 Questions To Ask People To Draw Them Out

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

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

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

    Barrie Davenport
    2 Oct 2014 | 5:07 am
    Sometimes I cringe when I think about how many times during my teens and twenties I cruised through Wendy’s drive-thru for a cheeseburger, fries, and frosty. Man, I loved that combo back in the day, but I don’t even want to calculate the calories I was taking in during one meal. Of course back then,… Continue Reading… The post 6 Healthy Eating Habits You Will Love appeared first on Live Bold and Bloom.
  • Sleep Habits: 10 Steps To Better Sleep

    Barrie Davenport
    28 Sep 2014 | 9:54 am
    Your sleep habits can save your life. This sounds like a dramatic statement, but it’s true. According to a poll conducted by the National Sleep Foundation, 60% of adult drivers in the U.S. (about 168 million people) have driven while feeling drowsy in the last year. A third of adult drivers admit to falling… Continue Reading… The post Sleep Habits: 10 Steps To Better Sleep appeared first on Live Bold and Bloom.
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  • Angry vs Love Quotes

    JJ Wong
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:11 am
    Angry vs Love Quotes no matter how angry you get, you always end up forgiving the people you love. Inspiration Boost - Quote of Life, Inspiration and Motivation
  • Purpose Quotes

    JJ Wong
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:28 am
    Purpose Quotes Mistakes make you wiser, heartbreak makes you stronger, and wrong turns often take you to the right place. It all serves a purpose. Inspiration Boost - Quote of Life, Inspiration and Motivation
  • Best Gift for Her Quotes

    JJ Wong
    18 Oct 2014 | 8:57 am
    Best Gift for Her Quotes The best gift a man can give to his woman is his time, his attention, and his love. Inspiration Boost - Quote of Life, Inspiration and Motivation
  • Impossible Quotes

    JJ Wong
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:58 am
    Impossible Quotes It always seems impossible until it’s done. Inspiration Boost - Quote of Life, Inspiration and Motivation
  • Success Motivation Quotes

    JJ Wong
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:05 am
    Success Motivation Quotes Success in life comes when you simply refuse to give up, with goals so strong that obstacles, failure, and loss only act as motivation. Inspiration Boost - Quote of Life, Inspiration and Motivation
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    The Miracle Forest

  • Your True Self and How You Can Find It

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

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

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

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

    23 Sep 2014 | 9:04 am
    There is a lot of talk about how our thoughts have a huge impact on our lives. From ancient masters of different religions to modern self-help books - they all tell us that what we think determines our lives.I've been hearing this for many years, and I remember not really understanding what it meant. It seems foolish now that I didn't understand, but to be honest, no one really explained it all that well. I suppose it should be common knowledge, but I'm sure that it is not so evident to some people, so I'm going to explain as logically as possible how our thoughts affect our lives. Maybe I…
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  • Om Mani Padmi Hum

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

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

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

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

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

  • Seeing through the illusion of Stability and Security

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

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

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

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

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

  • Anjuna Flea Market, Goa

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

    8 Oct 2014 | 12:19 am
    This is a short and simple prayer, that can be said by anyone, irrespective of your religious or spiritual beliefs. Simple as it may be, if said regularly  it is immensely powerful.As the name suggests -- this prayer brings peace and serenity to your being. Try it. Will only take  a few moments. Feel free to say it anywhere. At any time. And as frequently as you like.Photo: Susanne Nilsson#SerenityPrayerGod grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change,The courage to change the things I can...And the wisdom to know the difference.Remind yourself of all the…
  • 100 Rules of Happiness: Rule 71

    15 Jun 2014 | 11:52 pm
    Create unconditional compassion for yourself…That leads naturally to unconditional #compassion for others. If you are willing to stand fully in your own shoes and never give up on yourself, then you will be able to put yourself in the shoes of others and never give up on them. True compassion does not come from wanting to help those less fortunate than yourself, but from realizing your kinship with all beings.
  • 100 Rules of Happiness: Rule 70

    13 Jun 2014 | 2:20 am
    Find your ‘flow’ People are said to be happiest when they are in a state of #flow. But what does that mean? Flow is a state where you are completely absorbed in a meaningful activity, that challenges your abilities, especially your creative ones. It’s an optimal experience during which you feel strong, alert, in effortless control, unselfconscious, and at the peak of their abilities. So watching TV does not count. In fact, it is proven to produce some of the lowest levels of happiness. Flow-producing activities could include active leisure, but they usually require an initial…
  • 100 Rules of Happiness: Rule 69

    6 Jun 2014 | 4:10 am
    Surround yourself with happy people.#Happiness is a very contagious condition, so make the effort to surround yourself with happy and positive people. They can lift your spirits and make you more optimistic. You may also end up  smiling and laughing a lot more around happy people, thus leading to a surge in your “happy” hormones. Being with happy people can also have a positive impact on your overall disposition and perspective in the long term. On the other hand, unhappy people can make you pessimistic, pull your spirits down, feed on your energy, and make you see the downside of…
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  • Creative Paintings by Ole Fick

    2 Oct 2014 | 8:20 am
    Ole Fick is a talented artist and illustrator, who was born in Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark in 1948. He trained as a graphic designer / artist at the Academy of Free and Commercial art. During the years designing posters, CD cover art for the Danish rock and folk scene and theater. The poster for “Festival of Fools” is released as Post Denmark stamp in 2003. In a 10 year period satirical cartoonist for the danish tabloid, Ekstra Bladet. Cartoons today satire to the magazin Svikmøllen. Has illustrated a variety of children’s and youth books. Ole Fick is for a lot of people also…
  • Amazing Watercolour Paintings by Jason Edmiston

    13 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    A commercial illustrator since 1996, Jason Edmiston has created work for advertising, editorial, packaging and book publishing clients internationally. He is a traditional artist, painting in acrylic on watercolour paper or wood panel. His style ranges from realism to exaggeration, usually emphasizing the figure, and a certain degree of humour or caricature. Jason is often asked to emulate a specific genre of illustration, such as movie posters, pulp covers or retro style advertising. His fondness for pop culture, especially movies and toys often creep into his work. Related Posts:Watercolor…
  • Digital Illustrations by Nikita Veprikov

    10 Sep 2014 | 4:37 am
    Nikita Veprikov is a talented 25 years old illustrator and digital artist, who based in Kremenchug, Ukraine. Related Posts:Illustrations by Waldemar KazakIllustrations by Tommy ArnoldIllustrations by Archan NairCharacter Illustrations by Ilya KuvshinovDigital Illustrations by Diego L. Rodriguez
  • Illustrations by Robert McGinnis

    2 Sep 2014 | 9:11 am
    Robert McGinnis is an American artist and illustrator. McGinnis is known for his illustrations of over 1200 paperback book covers, and over 40 movie posters, including Breakfast at Tiffanys, Barbarella, and several James Bond and Matt Helm films. Born Robert Edward McGinnis in Cincinnati, Ohio, he was raised in Wyoming, Ohio. McGinnis became an apprentice at Walt Disney studios, then studied fine art at Ohio State University. After wartime service in the Merchant Marine he entered advertising and a chance meeting with Mitchell Hooks in 1958 led him to be introduced to Dell Publishing began a…
  • Oil Paintings by Anna Halldin Maule

    2 Sep 2014 | 2:19 am
    Anna Halldin Maule was born in Sweden in 1972, she painting since she was a little girl. Anna currently based in Hawaii, USA. Related Posts:Illustrations by Anna SteinbauerIllustrations by Anna DittmannPaintings by Donald Roller WilsonDrawings by Daniel EgnéusMixed Media Paintings by Aliza Razell
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    Positively Positive

  • A Brain Tumor, Vitamin E Oil and How I Started to Forgive My Father

    From Our Community
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:10 am
    I can’t really name where that feeling of being abandoned started. Was it when he was still living with me…coming home from work and heading straight to the kitchen table to “do business” {or so I thought from my five year old perspective}? Was it when he’d hide out in the garage all weekend working on projects, busily occupied with everything other than me? Was it when he moved out, separating from my mom, leaving me? I can’t really say when that feeling began. The one that felt like a hole in my heart. Like I wasn’t enough. Like there was no need for me in his life. Like…
  • Guilty Desires…Unite!

    Danielle LaPorte
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:07 am
    I think that the better part of mortal coil is snarled in reckoning with how we desire to feel, and what we can’t bear to feel. But a funny thing often happens on the way to clarity. We get clear on how we want to feel, and then we muck it all up with self judgment. A story… I was jamming with a client whom I adore. She’s kind-hearted, she’s willing to look at her shit and her gloriousness, and she’s excellent at what she does. And, as it tends to happen, I slid in one of my favourite backwards burning questions: “So in terms of ‘success’ how do you want to feel like?” I…
  • The trick is to enjoy life. Don’t wish away your days, waiting for better ones ahead.

    Positively Positive
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Related Posts Stop Comparing Timelines: 3 Tips to Enjoy Your Life Now Are You Ahead of Your Time? I Have Found Ways Life is not a fist. Life is an open hand waiting for some other hand to enter it.
  • Life Is like a Game. Here’s How to Master Any Game and Beat Everyone.

    James Altucher
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:10 am
    I swept the chess pieces to the floor and ran out. The pieces were still popping around on the ground like popcorn when I left the room where the match was being played. It was my school versus some other school. I had lost. I didn’t care at all about the rest of my team. Losers. The coach of the team, an English teacher, ran out after me but he was sort of laughing. “Stop,” he said. “Wait.” But I didn’t want to. I had lost. I was worthless. I hated myself. I hated everyone. The rest of my team was laughing. I could hear them. Laughing at me. The other team…
  • 3 Extraordinary Ideas to Help You Realize Lasting Freedom

    From Our Community
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:05 am
    In those silent, but magnificent moments of life – where we are suddenly given a glimpse of something so beautiful that it quiets the mind – we know that we stand in the presence of something that represents a new and higher order of ourselves. What we’ve yet to understand about these fleeting experiences is that they are an invitation to become fully conscious of these timeless and vital forces as a living part of who and what we are in reality. In such moments we know, without having to think about it, that as beautiful as the world around us may be, it pales in comparison…
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    Get Motivated

  • Your life still goes for the best

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

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

    12 Oct 2014 | 12:45 pm
    We only have one life, but it's enough to do whatever we dream of as long as we don't stop without trying enough. Days may seem the same but each day has its value, its time limit and its... Visit us to get a full recharge of motivation and get inspired.
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    7 Oct 2014 | 11:16 pm
    It's not about what  we want to achieve and what we plan, sometimes it's about what my life lacks and can make it better. At times, what we want badly is not what gonna make us happier on the... Visit us to get a full recharge of motivation and get inspired.
  • Ten memorable quotes about life

    2 Oct 2014 | 3:46 am
    1. Life is special when you want to make it special, forget the bad, work on the good and let time do the rest... 2. When you wake up in the morning, it means that it wasn't time for leaving, it's... Visit us to get a full recharge of motivation and get inspired.
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    Left Brain Buddha

  • The Answers That Blow in the Wind

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

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

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

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

    Sarah Rudell Beach
    21 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Several weeks ago, I asked you to share the questions you had about the practice of mindful parenting. I want to say a huge THANK YOU to those of you who responded – you shared great questions that I think many of us, including me, struggle with as we try to parent mindfully and intentionally. My responses to the questions below are just that: responses. They are not answers in the sense that there is one right way to approach the issue. I am not an expert (when it comes to mindfulness, no one is). But I am happy to share my thoughts based on my practice, reading, and training in the…
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    The Alecia Lawrence Show |I Live To Inspire | What Is Motivation| Inspiring Words | Define Motivation

  • What Is The #1 Reason Why You Fail?

    Alecia Lawrence
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Everyday you see people around you failing at one thing or another.  It might be as big as going after a dream job or going after new car. It might be as little as giving up smoking or creating healthy
  • Who You Are Matters

    Alecia Lawrence
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Do you feel unappreciated by your family, friends, colleague… the world? It seems as if no one cares and is just caught up in their own world. The gift of appreciation is only shared on rare occasions. That is not
  • What’s Putting The Brakes On Your Success

    Alecia Lawrence
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    How badly do you want to achieve your goals? Sometimes you are not making the progress you like in the direction of completing a goal or making your dreams a reality. It seems like you are losing steam and there
  • Are You Being Ruled By Love Or Fear

    Alecia Lawrence
    19 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Are you being ruled by your emotions? The reality is on some level, every single choice or decision you make can be traced back to an emotion. These emotions have roots in one of two places… Love or Fear. Which
  • Secrets To Seeing Success Before You Have it

    Alecia Lawrence
    18 Oct 2014 | 6:32 am
    What if you could have a sneak preview of your success before it actually happens? Sometimes it tough to keep going, to keep the focus on your goals while taking consistent action. One of the most powerful secrets out there
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    Every Day Getting Better

  • Exhausted

    Ryan Wakefield
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: You haven’t.  ~Thomas Edison
  • Christmas Abbott on dreams

    Ryan Wakefield
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Be relentless with your dreams, even if you are the only one who believes in them.
  • Who are you bringing with you?

    Ryan Wakefield
    18 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. ~African Proverb
  • Impossible is over

    Ryan Wakefield
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    It always seems impossible until it’s done.
  • Christmas Abbott on being born to fail

    Ryan Wakefield
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    At 5’3″ and 118 pounds, Christmas Abbott is a bad ass.  Recently she gave a great keynote on being “born to fail.”  She is a CrossFit guru, an aspiring Olympic weight lifter, and one of the most driven people that we follow. We hope that you enjoy hearing her story. Follow Christmas on Facebook.
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  • Help I’m Drowning: The Human Spirit

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

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

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

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

    Paul Scavella
    3 Sep 2014 | 4:27 am
    As I write this another and even more intense than I could have imagined (on the first day no less) 3rd year of medical school has begun. Attitudes are mixed as the air is filled with excitement, timidity, joy and fear and a host of other emotions you could easily come up with. But the […] The post Sacrifice: Give Up To Go Up appeared first on PAUL SCAVELLA II | BLOGGER WITH POSITIVE AFFIRMATION.
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    Everyday Power

  • 20 Best Motivational Picture Quotes About Success & Happiness

    Everyday Power
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:37 am
    Here are our favorite motivational picture quotes about success & happiness! If you enjoy them, please share them!   20 Best Motivational Picture Quotes About Success & Happiness   Do your thing unapologetically. Don’t be discourage by criticism. You probably already know what they’re going to say. Pay no mind to the fear of failure. […] The post 20 Best Motivational Picture Quotes About Success & Happiness appeared first on Everyday Power.
  • 15 Motivational Spiritual Quotes About Inner Peace

    Everyday Power
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:03 pm
    Spiritual quotes on Everyday Power Blog! We don’t always need to be inspired or motivated; sometimes we just need to slow down and reconnect… During our quest for greater happiness, success and freedom many times we neglect our spiritual side. These beautiful spiritual quotes will remind us how powerful it is to develop a stronger […] The post 15 Motivational Spiritual Quotes About Inner Peace appeared first on Everyday Power.
  • 20 Inspiring Picture Quotes About Personal Growth

    Everyday Power
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:53 am
    Here a some of my favorite picture quotes! Make sure to them with your friends and hang them up on your wall! Here is another collection of beautiful and motivational picture quotes about personal growth and taking chance. We cannot grow unless we push ourselves and we are not happy until we test ourselves. Push […] The post 20 Inspiring Picture Quotes About Personal Growth appeared first on Everyday Power.
  • 17 Super Motivational Picture Quotes About Becoming Great!

    Everyday Power
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:58 am
    Super motivational picture quotes to get you fired up about life and your future. It’s about time we added more motivational pictures and inspirational picture quotes on Everyday Power Blog!   Motivational picture quotes are hanging up all around my home and workplace. Of course, motivation is generated within. Still, we cannot overlook the power of […] The post 17 Super Motivational Picture Quotes About Becoming Great! appeared first on Everyday Power.
  • 15 Amazing Inspirational & Motivational Picture Quotes

    Everyday Power
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:23 am
    Motivational pictures quotes can ignite the greatness in you in a fun and creative way! We all love picture quotes that are wise, inspirational and captivating! We have successfully searched the web, high and low, to bring you another collection of the best motivational picture quotes that can give you new perspective on your potential for greatness! If you enjoy these […] The post 15 Amazing Inspirational & Motivational Picture Quotes appeared first on Everyday Power.
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    Get Motivated

  • Overcoming the Stress

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

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

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

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

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

  • Facebook Friends… Really?

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

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

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

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

    Christopher Rither
    13 Sep 2014 | 5:01 pm
    There is a popular video online, where a father takes his daughters laptop computer, and shoots it with a 45 caliber hand gun. It seems this father was fed up with his daughter’s complaints about her parents on Facebook. Apparently she was forewarned that if she kept complaining about her chores, that her ability to complain to others (via her laptop) would be taken away for good. I guess she didn’t believe him, because if she did she would still have her laptop.   Ideas for better living – Shoot first ask questions later? Now we could argue the merits of this type of…
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    biya-tuu blog

  • Early Adopters

    21 Oct 2014 | 11:01 am
    Early adopters are the people that set trends. They decide early what’s cool and what’s not. And they either get on board or they don’t. Early adopters are tired of the same ol’ same ol,’ and if you’re reading this that’s probably you. So, where are you anyway? Take our poll. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll We’ll see you. #BIYATUUFiled under: Who We Are Tagged: Early adopters, where are you poll
  • Living A Day As Improv

    20 Oct 2014 | 11:39 am
    One of the basic ideas of improv is that you have to accept everything that your partner, or partners throw at you. - “Hi doctor, what happened to you?” - “I hurt my leg.” - ” Yeah, I can see that. Your wooden leg is rotting. You must be experiencing phantom pain.” - ” Yeah, but I’ll be alright. An exterminator is coming later to get rid of the termites. I’ve got 3 more hours until it’s urgent. But, let’s see what’s going on with you.” And you have to roll with the impromptu script. You can’t say, “I…
  • Design Your Life

    17 Oct 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Everything around you has been designed — the pen you’re holding, the phone or computer you’re reading this on. Someone had to design it. But, first they had to have the idea. Next, the designer probably did a few sketches. Actually, it was probably more like hundreds of sketches because the designer decides what the product will look like — the shape, the form and  the functionality.  Then, he hands it off to the engineer, who then makes the product functional. But the designer is not worried about  what the engineer is doing. He knows that she knows how to make…
  • Catching Dreams

    16 Oct 2014 | 1:25 pm
    Some think that when you have a thought the thoughts exists on another plane. It’s exists someone else — not in  the third dimension ( 3-D), but on a higher dimension — one that is non-physical. With dimensions  upon dimension upon dimension stacked upon each other from the least physical (at the top) to most physical here in 3-D, within one of them resides your dreams. Quantum physicists have another theory. They’d say that there are infinite parallel realities. There’s a reality for if you understood the last sentence and nodded. And there’s a reality…
  • Our Greatest Teachers

    15 Oct 2014 | 10:16 am
    Sometimes our greatest teachers are professors or people with doctorates and masters’ degrees. But more often than not, they’re the person right next to you. It’s the boyfriend or girlfriend who treats you really badly so that you can learn that you deserve better. She’s the overbearing woman that argues with everything that you say so that you can learn to defend your position, or at least speak up for yourself. It’s the person that pushes you and pushes and pushes you– sometimes too far — so that you know where your boundaries are. It’s the…
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    Info Self Development

  • 9 Tips to Start Overcoming Impostor Syndrome in The Workplace

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

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

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

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

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

    21 Oct 2014 | 9:35 am
    Trauma can strike anyone, especially the more than 30,000 American men and women who served in the Iraq war that started over five years ago. This article reveals the story of a military wife whose husband suffered severe trauma that nearly left him for dead. If it wasn’t for some great medics at the battlefield, he would have died. She has had to deal with the aftermath of taking care of him as he deals with the trauma of that day. Read the full article here: Inspiring Story of Military Wife Caring for Wounded Husband – Guideposts The post Inspiring Story of Military Wife Caring…
  • 10 Awesome Pet Accessories Animal Lovers Must Have

    21 Oct 2014 | 7:09 am
    #159955114 / Having a pet is rewarding. From warm cuddles to playful sessions of fetch, a cat or dog brings excitement and joy to your life. So check out these 10 accessories below to add more fun to your relationship with your best friend. 1. Light-Up Collar Make safety a priority, and light up those dark night walks with your pooch by fastening a light-up collar around his neck. 2. Dog Backpack Beyond its usefulness in carrying things for your hiking trip or picnic, a dog backpack is a great way to help your furry friend lose some weight. Before strapping a load onto your…
  • A Soldier’s Act of Kindness Towards a Little Girl, Missing Her Father

    21 Oct 2014 | 12:11 am
    This touching story of a young soldier and what he did for a child at the airport will make your day. Grab a Kleenex before you read about the warm reception the soldiers received at the airport and how one of the men made sure that a little girl, missing her soldier daddy in Iraq, knew she was loved and missed. Read the full article here: STORY: A Soldier’s Act of Kindness Towards a Little Girl, Missing Her Father | Welcome Home Blog The post A Soldier’s Act of Kindness Towards a Little Girl, Missing Her Father appeared first on - Photo Gifts.
  • This Brilliant Dog Sensed His Elderly Mom’s Cancer Before She Did!

    20 Oct 2014 | 9:35 am
    Dogs are amazing animals. Their sense of smell is so great that they can often smell things long before humans are aware of them. This article is about one dog with a great sense of smell who saved his owner’s life because he could actually smell her cancer. Learn how he did it below. Read the full article here: This Brilliant Dog Sensed His Elderly Mom’s Cancer Before She Did! INCREDIBLE! | PetFlow Blog – The most interesting news for pet parents around the world. The post This Brilliant Dog Sensed His Elderly Mom’s Cancer Before She Did! appeared first on…
  • Watch Hero Bear Save Drowning Crow in Heartwarming Rescue

    20 Oct 2014 | 12:12 am
    Animals can be real heroes. You never know what they are thinking or what they might do to save someone in need. This article is about a bear that saved a crow from drowning. Its hard to imagine that a bear would be able to save a crow, but this article and video are proof. Read the full article here: Watch hero bear save drowning crow in heartwarming rescue – Mirror Online The post Watch Hero Bear Save Drowning Crow in Heartwarming Rescue appeared first on - Photo Gifts.
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    Roxana Jones, Inspirational Author

  • Are you Ready to find your Life Purpose?

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

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

    5 Sep 2014 | 1:44 am
    It seems almost impossible for me to consider I was the […] The post Conquering Depression and Suicidal Thoughts appeared first on Roxana Jones, Inspirational Author.
  • Are you Exploring your Body through your Soul?

    22 Aug 2014 | 1:44 am
    wo weeks ago, I had the privilege to make a pause of te […] The post Are you Exploring your Body through your Soul? appeared first on Roxana Jones, Inspirational Author.
  • When a Friend on Social Media Dies

    23 Jul 2014 | 1:44 am
    ne of the first HealThruWords inspirational quotes I wr […] The post When a Friend on Social Media Dies appeared first on Roxana Jones, Inspirational Author.
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  • albert einstein quotes:life lessons learned[infographic]

    Santoshh Singh
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:26 pm
    The post albert einstein quotes:life lessons learned[infographic] appeared first on Palchoice. One of the most inspiring persons in the history of mankind is albert einstein. He is my personal favorite and I look up to him for motivation whenever I feel low in life. And what’s a better way than reading albert einstein quotes? So what are best motivational albert einstein quotes? And what are the life [...] The post albert einstein quotes:life lessons learned[infographic] appeared first on Palchoice.
  • project management: why you should use cloud based PM tools

    18 Oct 2014 | 12:27 am
    The post project management: why you should use cloud based PM tools appeared first on Palchoice. How Cloud Based Project Management Enhances Your Company’s Performance ? If you look back even just as little as 10 years ago, few people had ever heard of the cloud.  It was a form of technology that was for the most part exclusive to a very specific group of businesses.  The average small business owner [...] The post project management: why you should use cloud based PM tools appeared first on Palchoice.
  • top 9 motivational hard working quotes

    Santoshh Singh
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:49 pm
    The post top 9 motivational hard working quotes appeared first on Palchoice. we all need motivation in order to keep performing at our best. In my quest to keep myself motivated, i came up with these top 9 motivational hard working quotes. These are not simple quotes to be read and forgotten. These are the pearls that i have chosen over a period of time. I have [...] The post top 9 motivational hard working quotes appeared first on Palchoice.
  • Top 7 evening habits of highly effective people

    Santoshh Singh
    13 Oct 2014 | 2:22 pm
    The post Top 7 evening habits of highly effective people appeared first on Palchoice. Curiosity is at the bottom of all the progress in human society. We always want to know what causes someone to achieve incredible success in life. We constantly search for some kind of secret formula that can make us a success as well. Do you want to know the top 7 evening habits of highly [...] The post Top 7 evening habits of highly effective people appeared first on Palchoice.
  • 609 % increase in website traffic: top 10 learnings

    Santoshh Singh
    9 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    The post 609 % increase in website traffic: top 10 learnings appeared first on Palchoice. Yesterday one of my posts has resulted in 609 % increase in website traffic in a single day. After posting it I tried to list down all the things that I did differently that resulted in such a phenomenal increase in my blog traffic. Of course I am trying a number of things to increase [...] The post 609 % increase in website traffic: top 10 learnings appeared first on Palchoice.
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    Actspot's Blog

  • Have a cracker of a Diwali by bursting …

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

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

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

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

    Academy for Creative Training
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:19 am
    If you are frequently troubled by or experience being restless, despondent, worried, anxious, fearful, irritated, dejected then this post is a must read for you. The fury, heat and carnage of hell is already being experienced by you now; can hell get any worse? Therefore you need to ask yourself the question how can I make my present life more joyful, liberating and fulfilling. The answer lies in eliminating many of the toxic feelings and thoughts that we are prone to get addicted to as a result of challenges, failures, rejections that we may have been subject to or visualize as being part of…
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    Calling Dreams

  • 15 Inspiring Pearls of Wisdom from the Iconic Indians

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

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

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

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

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

  • 25 Negative Affirmations Stopping You From Becoming A MONEY MAGNET

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

    Awesome AJ
    13 Oct 2014 | 8:30 pm
    MESSAGE FROM THE UNIVERSE FOR YOU Are you living in the past more than you live in the present? Do you love to go through your past memory more than you want to recognise the gift of present? Do you tell yourself more often that you had a beautiful past, but why don’t you have an interesting present? Every time you supposed to plan for your future, you end up longing for your past. Is this you? If you tell me that you had a great past and you love to cherish it, I will say “that’s great”. But every time you think too much about past, and you hate your present or feel scared about…
  • Join “28 Magical Practice” – Law of Attraction Online Course

    Awesome AJ
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:30 pm
    The Life- Changing “28 Magical Practice Guided Training Course” is Starting From 28th September 2014 Do you want more from your life? More Happiness? Better Health? Better Relationship? More Prosperity? What if I told you one thing can help you transform every area of your life? Yes, It’s GRATITUDE. Just writing down 3 things you are grateful each day, end up 10% Happier in 6 weeks late. Gratitude is an easy and effortless way of changing your life magically. That’s why I called it MAGIC OF GRATITUDE. How’d you like to learn about a practice that will change your…
  • You Must Go From Success To Success

    Awesome AJ
    20 Sep 2014 | 9:16 pm
    MESSAGE FROM THE UNIVERSE FOR YOU You are Success, You are Happiness, You are Prosperity and You are Abundance. On this Magical Universe, you are destined to go from Success to Success. Life is designed as one Big Holiday. Your days are meant to be Happy and Blissful.  But in reality most of the people are living a different life. Why are you not living the blissful life that you are designed for? Whats that stopping you from living your potential? Let me tell you, whats stopping you, “you believe yourself a failure more than you recognise as a success”. YES, the truth is most…
  • Time To Overcome Your Fear Of Failure

    Awesome AJ
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:52 pm
    MESSAGE FROM THE UNIVERSE FOR YOU Are you unstoppable? Are you ready to live your dreams? Are you going from dreams to dreams making them true? OR Something is stopping you, someone is telling you that you don’t deserve it. If this something or someone is outside you then either ignore their negative advice or tell them in the face that you are going to make it true. While most dreamers on the journey of their dreams listen to these advises and forget that there is something bigger to care about. The real obstacle is not usually outside but it is always there inside you. When someone…
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  • Best Proven and Effective Way to Becoming Rich

    21 Oct 2014 | 2:16 pm
    There's so many sites, books, news, friends, family that all tell you about hearing the newest HOW TO MAKE MONEY QUICKschemes and later finding out that they're not even rich themselves or they just don't work! Well do I have good news for you... because with my BRAND NEW PRODUCT THAT WILL MAKE YOU INSTANTLY RICH BY PAYING A MONTHLY FEE OF ONLY J-- I'm just kidding ;)We've all heard it, we all know it, the saying goes "Money can't buy you happiness" which is true and Zig Ziglar also points out that “Money won’t make you happy… but everybody wants to find out for themselves” - Zig…
  • The #1 Reason Why Some People Succeed While Others Never Will

    20 Oct 2014 | 3:42 pm
    There are only two reasons why we as humans do anything in life.1. Is Pleasure. To feel good and chase after things that tends to put a smile on our faces.2. Is Pain. To avoid getting hurt physically, mentally, or spiritually.It is not your fault that you fear pain, because everyone has it! It is an engraved feature that was put in place for the success of the human evolution! If a friend of yours tells you that his mother was just eaten by a T-Rex, would you be jumping for joy and can't wait to see and hug a T-Rex? Of course not! So we avoid them as much as possible so we don't get eaten…
  • Amazingly Easy and Effective Method on How To Find Your Fulfillment in Life

    19 Oct 2014 | 2:12 pm
    Benjamin Franklin once said "Many people die at the age of 25 but don't get buried till their 75"It means that some of us agreed to living a day to day life going to a job that has little to no meaning or purpose other than getting a paycheck each month, and not having fulfillment to complete something great for our own lives that we know would give us the gratification we want and deserve!"If you say that getting the money is the most important thing, you will spend your life completely wasting your time. You’ll be doing things you don’t like doing in order to go on…
  • Easy Powerful Technique on How To Always Be Motivated 24/7

    18 Oct 2014 | 4:03 pm
    Recently, I had someone ask “Why Don’t I have any Energy or Motivation and feel Depressed all the time?”One of the biggest obsticles for people that have goals and desires are that we become accustomed to a comfortable life style, which causes us to stop stretching and stop growing!I caught myself in the same situation when I was living a “comfortable” life.I had a steady paced job which gave me my ideal financial situation to afford for housing, food, expenses, and entertainment. Although I didn’t particularly enjoy my job, it was an easy one.After I was kicked out of my house…
  • The Powerful Secret of Success

    14 Oct 2014 | 8:36 am
    Throughout history, the great wise teachers, philosophers, and prophets have had their differences on one another on many different subjects. But there is one subject, that everyone seems to be in complete agreement with, and here it is.“The mind is everything. What you think, you become.”-Buddha“A man is what he thinks about all day long.”-Ralph Waldo Emerson“What the mind of a man can conceive and believe, it can achieve”-Napoleon Hill“We can change our lives. We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish.”-Tony RobbinsIn the Bible you will read in Mark 9-23: “If thou…
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  • Dreamer Tip – Guaranteed Way to Stay Motivated

    21 Oct 2014 | 5:21 pm
    Your ads will be inserted here byEasy AdSense.Please go to the plugin admin page toPaste your ad code OR Suppress this ad slot.   Show everyone they’re not JustDreamz.
  • Dreamer Tip – Ego vs Confidence

    21 Oct 2014 | 11:03 am
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  • Dreamer Tip – Fear

    20 Oct 2014 | 5:39 am
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  • “Artist Tips From the Trenches” – Great-White Fkc

    18 Oct 2014 | 12:29 pm
    I reached out to Great-White Fkc and said I’d like to hear any tips from someone who’s been doing it for a while. Below, is his unedited response. advice couple things to start.. dont rush music I NEVER DO THAT.. so that means don’t be like everyone else specially when it comes to beats it smore worth taking way longer making one really STRONG track that stands out/one of a kind.. and beat picking don’t just ever grab any beat i kno at times u can be very exited to get in there n record your shit but even if you have to work on your beat or get someone who does that to…
  • Dreamer Tip – Believe In Yourself

    17 Oct 2014 | 5:40 am
    Show everyone they’re not JustDreamz.
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