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  • Life in Bold Colors

    Daily Inspiration - Daily Quotes
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:08 pm
    Today is your day to paint life in bold colors,set today's rhythm with your heart-drum,walk today's march with courage,create today as your celebration of life.- Jonathan Lockwood HuieRefuse to be average.Let your heart soar as high as it will.- Aiden Wilson TozerNormal is not something to aspire to,it's something to get away from.- Jodie FosterLive boldly. Laugh Loudly. Love Truly.Play as often as you canWork as smart as you are able.Share your heart as deeply as you can reach.- Mary Anne RadmacherFurther reading: Be BoldDon't Wait - Begin TodayFlexibilityThe Power of CourageDareCopyright…
  • How to Create a Holiday Marketing Calendar

    Stacia Pierce | Life Coach 2 Women
    Stacia Pierce
    12 Nov 2014 | 11:12 am
    Holiday shopping is huge! November and December retail sales are forecast to be about $616 billion this year. Yes, that’s billion, with a B. Online sales will be about $105 billion. Every year, holiday shopping makes up about one fifth of annual retail sales (statistics from the National Retail Federation). That’s 20% of sales in […]
  • Spread Happiness, One Person at a Time - Beautiful Quote from Dale Carnegie

    Self Help Daily
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:06 am
    Beautiful Quote from Dale Carnegie  “You have it easily in your power to increase the sum total of this world’s happiness now. How? By giving a few words of sincere appreciation to someone who is lonely or discouraged. Perhaps you will forget tomorrow the kind words you say today, but the recipient may cherish them over a lifetime.” - Dale Carnegie Dale Carnegie’s beautiful words serve as a reminder to choose our words and use our words carefully. Words are powerful, powerful things and can impact people for a lifetime. A lifetime! Just as we can lift someone else…
  • Writer as Coder: The Iterative Way to Write a Book

    zen habits
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:07 am
    By Leo Babauta The traditional way of writing a book is like the old Microsoft model of developing software: you write it in isolation for a year or two, and then put it out as a fully-formed product. The problem with that method is that it’s never been tested in the real world. You don’t know if readers (or users) will want it, you don’t know where you’ve made huge mistakes, you don’t know how it will work in the wild. That “Microsoft” model of making programs has been replaced in the last decade or so by iterative programming, where you make a…
  • Please Support the Zen Habits Book

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    17 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    By Leo Babauta I’m so excited: today I launch my new book, Zen Habits: Mastering the Art of Change. And I need your help. The book is written (just finished on Friday!), but I need your support to get it printed. So I’ve launched a Kickstarter campaign, and this limited edition of the book will only be sold there. Go back it now! The campaign will last 30 days (ends Dec. 17, 2014), and I’m asking for a minimum of $44,700, to pay for printing and shipping, editing and design, fees and taxes, and a couple other things. At this level, I won’t get paid, but the book will…
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  • Overwhelmed & Rushed? Do a Stress Assess

    21 Nov 2014 | 9:34 am
    By Leo Babauta If you find yourself rushing from task to task, worried that you don’t have time to do everything … If you are feeling a high amount of stress and are just overwhelmed by the number of things you have to do … You might try doing a Stress Assess. It’s something I just did for myself, because I woke up and had a million things to do, and another million things swarming around in my head. I lay there in bed for 20 minutes, just thinking of all the things I needed to do, and some problems that were stressing me out. And then I decided to make a list:…
  • Writer as Coder: The Iterative Way to Write a Book

    19 Nov 2014 | 10:07 am
    By Leo Babauta The traditional way of writing a book is like the old Microsoft model of developing software: you write it in isolation for a year or two, and then put it out as a fully-formed product. The problem with that method is that it’s never been tested in the real world. You don’t know if readers (or users) will want it, you don’t know where you’ve made huge mistakes, you don’t know how it will work in the wild. That “Microsoft” model of making programs has been replaced in the last decade or so by iterative programming, where you make a…
  • Please Support the Zen Habits Book

    17 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    By Leo Babauta I’m so excited: today I launch my new book, Zen Habits: Mastering the Art of Change. And I need your help. The book is written (just finished on Friday!), but I need your support to get it printed. So I’ve launched a Kickstarter campaign, and this limited edition of the book will only be sold there. Go back it now! The campaign will last 30 days (ends Dec. 17, 2014), and I’m asking for a minimum of $44,700, to pay for printing and shipping, editing and design, fees and taxes, and a couple other things. At this level, I won’t get paid, but the book will…
  • Are You a Lift or Drag Force?

    14 Nov 2014 | 8:26 am
    By Leo Babauta In our lives, the people around us lift us up, or they drag us down. I see this in my life: my life contains many people, and I’m lucky enough to have surrounded myself with people who mostly provide lift. They inspire me, hold me accountable, find happiness for my successes, lend a hand when I need it, give me advice, and root me on. I wouldn’t be where I am without these people. I have been lifted by them, and that fills me with joy. But I’ve seen others who provide drag on the people around them. They criticize, have a negative attitude, complain, and in a…
  • When Resistance Smacks You in the Face

    12 Nov 2014 | 7:06 am
    By Leo Babauta As a writer, one of the most frightening sights I face is the blank page. It fills me with doubt, uncertainty, dread, sometimes a bit of panic, and creates an urge to run for any distraction. And I face this terror every day. Whether I’m writing an article or a book chapter, creating something new is not easy. I open up a new document, and instantly want to go answer some emails or clean my kitchen or read that long article on magician Ricky Jay. This is a question we all have to answer for ourselves: When you’re faced with the Resistance, what will keep you from…
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    The Happiness Project

  • Secrets of Adulthood: Happiness Doesn’t Always Make You Feel Happy. (Gretchen Rubin)
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:21 pm
    Further Secrets of Adulthood:   One nice thing about not being a scientist? I can say things that a scientist couldn’t get away with. For instance: happiness doesn’t always make you feel happy. For instance, sometimes, the things you do to feel right make you feel bad — but they still make you feel happy, because you’re living up to your values. Can you think of times when something made you unhappy — but also happy? This often comes up with novelty and challenge. Doing something new and challenging often brings feelings of anxiety, anger, and frustration.
  • Some Surprising Observations About How to Fight Clutter. (Gretchen Rubin)
    19 Nov 2014 | 1:17 pm
    One of the things about happiness that continually surprises me is the degree to which, for most people, outer order contributes to inner calm, and inner self-command. In the context of a happy life, a crowded coat closet or an overflowing in-box is trivial, and yet such things weigh us down more than they should. That’s why I follow habits like making my bed and the one-minute rule, and why one of the most important strategies of habit formation is the Strategy of Foundation. Because I’m so interested in the connections among clutter, order, energy, habits, and happiness, I had…
  • Want Personalized Bookplates for Holiday Gifts? Don’t Delay! (Gretchen Rubin)
    18 Nov 2014 | 11:43 am
    Many people give Happier at Home and The Happiness Project as holiday gifts. A trend that I very much appreciate. If you’d like to make your gift more special and personalized, sign up here, and I’ll send you a bookplate that’s personalized for the recipient and signed by me (as shown in the photo). Think how happy you’ll be to cross some gift-giving tasks off your list! U.S. and Canada only — so sorry about that. I can be a little slow, so to make sure that neither of us has to worry about whether you’ll receive the bookplates in time, request as soon as possible. If you’re not…
  • A Surprising Way to Feel Better About Yourself. Have You Tried It? (Gretchen Rubin)
    17 Nov 2014 | 11:29 am
    Over the weekend, I read Christopher Isherwood’s memoir, My Guru and His Disciple. It’s an account of Isherwood’s relationship with Swami Prabhavananda, the Hindu monk who was his spiritual mentor and friend for more than thirty years. (The photo shows Swami Prabhavananda on the left, Isherwood on the right, and Aldous Huxley between them.) I was surprised to learn that Christopher Isherwood — who’s perhaps best known for The Berlin Stories, which was the basis for Cabaret — lived for years in Swami Prabhavananda’s monastery in Los Angeles, and…
  • “The Sweetest Things Become the Most Bitter by Excess.” Examples? (Gretchen Rubin)
    16 Nov 2014 | 8:45 am
    “The sweetest things become the most bitter by excess.” –Democritus Do you agree — and if so, can you think of examples? I’d suggest: technology, ambition, sugar, TV, habit (I consider habit a “sweet thing,” though of course not everyone agrees). Maybe…generosity, sometimes. I’ll have to think about that.
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    Daily Inspiration - Daily Quotes

  • Rising Again

    21 Nov 2014 | 9:08 pm
    Our greatest glory lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.- Confucius [quoted by, and often attributed to, Oliver Goldsmith, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Nelson Mandela]The habit of persistence is the habit of victory.- Herbert Kaufman It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up.- Vince LombardiThe difference between perseverance and obstinacy isthat one comes from a strong will,and the other from a strong won't.- Henry Ward BeecherNever, never, never give up.- Winston ChurchillBe resolute in your goals, but flexible in your tactics.There are times that…
  • Life in Bold Colors

    20 Nov 2014 | 9:08 pm
    Today is your day to paint life in bold colors,set today's rhythm with your heart-drum,walk today's march with courage,create today as your celebration of life.- Jonathan Lockwood HuieRefuse to be average.Let your heart soar as high as it will.- Aiden Wilson TozerNormal is not something to aspire to,it's something to get away from.- Jodie FosterLive boldly. Laugh Loudly. Love Truly.Play as often as you canWork as smart as you are able.Share your heart as deeply as you can reach.- Mary Anne RadmacherFurther reading: Be BoldDon't Wait - Begin TodayFlexibilityThe Power of CourageDareCopyright…
  • Letting Go - Moving On

    19 Nov 2014 | 9:08 pm
    A big part of letting go is recognizing when it is timeto stay in a situation and when it is time to move on.- Darren L. JohnsonMy Mama always said you've got to put the past behind you before you can move on.- the movie Forrest GumpBefore moving on, you have to clear away your cherished beliefs.- Dick Raymond Stop holding on to the past.Release your regrets about whatever you may have doneor failed to do that turned out poorly.Forgive others for whatever they may have doneor failed to do that cause you harm.Declare today to be a new beginning.Let go of the past and move on with creatinga…
  • To Thine Own Self Be True

    18 Nov 2014 | 9:08 pm
    This above all, to thine own self be true.- William ShakespearePerhaps the surest test of an individual's integrityis his refusal to do or say anything that would damage his self-respect.- Thomas S. MonsonSelf-respect is often mistaken for arrogancewhen in reality it is the opposite.When we can recognize all our good qualitiesas well as or faults with neutrality,we can start to appreciate ourselvesas we would a dear friendand experience the comfortable inner glow of respect.- Osho To be a person of true greatness...Live with honor.Respect yourself.Respect others.Act honorably.- Jonathan…
  • Everything is a Miracle

    17 Nov 2014 | 9:08 pm
    Miracles are a retelling in small lettersof the very same story which is written across the whole worldin letters too large for some of us to see.- C.S. LewisThe miracle is this: the more we share the more we have.- Leonard Nimoy This is the miracle that happens every time to those who really love:the more they give,the more they possess.- Rainer Maria RilkeEverything is a miracle.It is a miracle that one does not dissolve in one'sbath like a lump of sugar.- Pablo Picasso Today's affirmation: I see the miracle in all of life. I am thankful for all creation.Further reading: Everything is…
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    Inspire Me Today

  • Let the Movies Teach You

    Brent Marchant
    22 Nov 2014 | 12:12 am
    The life we live is the life we each create for ourselves. So, if we want that life to be the one that we crave, then we had better pay attention to what we bring into being! As a practitioner of conscious creation (sometimes called the law of attraction), I’ve come to understand that the reality we experience arises from within each of us, based on the beliefs, thoughts and intents that we hold. So, to materialize the reality we want, we must pay attention to what we’re thinking and feeling in the first place. And, to achieve the results we want, we must develop beliefs that…
  • Live for yourself.

    Rob McNealy
    22 Nov 2014 | 12:10 am
    This post was originally published on Leave a comment or share this post by visiting Live for yourself..
  • Hugs are God’s way of reminding us how much we are loved.

    Inspire Me Today
    22 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    This post was originally published on Leave a comment or share this post by visiting Hugs are God’s way of reminding us how much we are loved..
  • ‘Can’t’ isn’t a word. You have the power to do, be or create anything.

    Inspire Me Today
    22 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    This post was originally published on Leave a comment or share this post by visiting ‘Can’t’ isn’t a word. You have the power to do, be or create anything..
  • 3 Steps For Fearlessly Following Your Dreams

    Michelle Vandepas
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:12 am
    Following your passions, listening to your heart and soul’s purpose, and even throwing caution to the wind when following a whim can be great for spontaneous, inspired living. Too often, however, people take huge risks in the name of following their heart’s desire, without realistically addressing the risks and fears. In the pursuit of following our desires, we lose all semblances of common sense and just hope and dream that everything will work out. Fear can often be our friend. It can be a useful tool to help us discern when we are unprepared – perhaps putting ourselves…
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    Think Simple Now

  • 5 Secrets to a Happier Today

    Kayla Albert
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    “If I’m not fully happy right now in this moment, nothing will ever make me happy.” The thought struck me as I stood at the kitchen sink scrubbing the dishes. It appeared organically, but it felt like something I already knew, a conclusion I was returning to, not recognizing for the first time. One of those moments where you say, “Oh yeah, I forgot about that.” It wasn’t a moment that I should have been happy — one of those milestones in which happiness is actually a requirement, i.e. graduations, weddings, etc. It was ordinary. I was tackling a mundane task and thinking about…
  • How to Live Your Dream

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    17 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    The wind kicked up the desert sands behind me as I leaned forward, cautiously looking over the edge. The fissure had no visible bottom. On the other side, just a few feet away, the trees beckoned invitingly, promising water, promising shade. There was nothing for me to go back to; if I wanted to go forward at all, I was going to have to jump. My heart ached to advance, but my knotted stomach held me back. What if I can’t jump that far? What if I fall? What if it’s even worse over there on the other side? OK, perhaps I’m being a little dramatic; I wasn’t literally standing in a desert.
  • 6 Tips to Heal a Broken Heart

    Nadia Ballas-Ruta
    13 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Many times in life we are faced with an experience where we pour our heart and soul into a situation and/or relationship only to have our heart broken. We feel like all of our efforts were in vain, and although we gave our all, we are standing in the midst of the rubble that remains. Often what happens after such an experience is that we decide that we will never allow ourselves to get hurt like that again, and so we do the smart thing and shut down. We close off our hearts and are extremely cautious when it comes to love or any situation which requires us to open our heart and soul. We want…
  • Tell Your Story & Heal Your Past

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    10 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    I emigrated halfway across the world to escape my story. That’s how desperate I was. It was a story of loneliness, rejection and depression. I blamed my country of origin, my family and a run of bad luck. And instead of facing my story, I ran from it. But our pasts always catch up to us. And so it wasn’t long before my life in a new country with a great new job resembled much of my life before the emigration. Not on the outside, but on the inside. I had escaped my physical circumstances only to find that what I really wanted was to do was escape myself. For years I tried to ignore the…
  • 6 Steps to Accomplish Anything

    Cat Li Stevenson
    5 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Last year I wrote about a goal-less New Year: Beginning from a place within that allows you to open more in 2013 — to use less fervent goal-seeking willpower and more awareness when placing intentions. This is a practical piece on how to intentionally move from this place of willingness, once you’re attuned to that inner self. Eighteen months ago, I couldn’t sit still in meditation for more than a few minutes. I became either anxious and antsy or really sleepy after several minutes of stillness. Three years ago, I couldn’t imagine life without chicken and fish. My diet was largely…
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    Lolly Daskal

  • The Best Leaders Are Critical Thinkers

    18 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    What makes some leaders stand out from the rest? It has to do with their ability to think decisively. The best leaders evaluate their options, weigh in on the alternatives, connect the dots, and look for potential in order to make informed decisions. Here are some of the things great critical thinkers make a habit of: Leading with questions. Open-ended questions, in particular, help you get to the heart of the matter. Start with Why?, How?, What?, and Where? Embracing different points of view. As a leader, you need to be able to take advantage of the diversity in your team (and board, if you…
  • Codes Of Conduct To Lead By

    11 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    As you move through life, if you’re at all thoughtful, you’re constantly developing your own personal code of conduct. It’s a process that happens consciously or unconsciously. You see a cruel or destructive act and think I’d never do that. Or you hear of an act of kindness and store it away, thinking I want to be like that. And over time, these individual elements fuse together into the principles you live by. If you have found your stride in life and you consider that your code’s more or less in place, that’s great. If you’re still mastering the things you want to accomplish.
  • Let Your Leadership Speak For Itself

    4 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    If you want to make a name for yourself and be recognized as a leader in your field, remember: It’s not who you know, it’s how you know yourself. Most people assume that the most efficient way to make yourself known is to meet the right people. And certainly that’s worth doing—but if you think meeting people is the only way to network, think again. The best way to make a name for yourself is to carry yourself in such a way that your name speaks for you. Let your life speak for you. Your effectiveness as a leader is tied to the image that others form about you, and your ability to…
  • Get Mad But Don’t Get Even

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

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

  • Imaginary Men (New Audio Program)

    Steve Pavlina
    19 Nov 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Today I’m happy to announce the launch of a whole new audio program that I recorded with several friends. It’s called Imaginary Men, and I think you’re going to enjoy it — especially if you’re in the mood for something different. This is a very unusual and original program. I doubt you’ve heard anything like it before. We definitely broke some rules when we recorded it. The main topics are relationships, dating, and personal growth — nothing unusual about that. What’s unusual is the way in which we made the recordings — and what…
  • Ridiculously Rewarding Relationships

    Steve Pavlina
    12 Nov 2014 | 3:04 pm
    When you desire to attract and meet a new relationship partner, a common approach is to be more social, start connecting with new people, and try to be as likeable as possible. I think that’s a mistake. Where does this lead? You may very well find a new relationship this way, but it probably won’t be very satisfying. There’s an excellent chance you’ll end up settling for someone who’s only partially compatible with you. When people are seeking new relationships, they often modify their personalities. They amplify and show off their most socially acceptable…
  • 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…
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    The Chief Happiness Officer Blog

  • Top 5 awesome corporate email policies

    20 Nov 2014 | 10:55 am
    If you feel like email is stressing you out, there might be something to it. A study conducted at the University of California found that giving people uninterrupted time where they weren’t dealing with email generally made them less stressed subjects and better able to focus: Without email, people multitasked less and had a longer task focus, as measured by a lower frequency of shifting between windows and a longer duration of time spent working in each computer window. Further, we directly measured stress using wearable heart rate monitors and found that stress, as measured by heart…
  • Can you nudge people towards workplace happiness?

    18 Nov 2014 | 3:08 pm
    This article was written by Woohoo inc’s newest employee Thomas Christensen. Have you ever wondered why you have to walk all the way to the back end of the supermarket to get milk? Or why there are mountains of candy close to the checkout, where you always have to stand in line and wait? It is a carefully planned ploy to ensure you walk through the entire store to get to your everyday groceries, thus increasing your exposure to other items, which makes you more likely to buy something more than milk. Similarly, candy is placed where it is most likely that you will stand around bored for the…
  • Top 5 great quitters

    18 Nov 2014 | 6:18 am
    If you gotta quit your job, why not go out in style. Here are 5 of my all-time favorite quitters: #5: With a brass band #4: With cake #3: Live on the air #2: With interpretive dance #1: With a beer in hand Steven Slater, a flight attendant, announced over the plane’s public address system that he had been abused by a passenger and that he quit his job. He then grabbed two beers and exited the plane by deploying the evacuation slide and sliding down it. (source)
  • New rule

    14 Nov 2014 | 1:23 am
    New rule for managers: If the way you lead your employees makes them unhappy, you’re doing it wrong.
  • Leading with Happiness – Free Webinar December 3rd

    12 Nov 2014 | 3:10 am
    Update: Over 100 people have signed up already. We believe that there is a new style of leadership emerging – one that focuses more on doing what’s good for employees and customers than on short-term profits. A form of leadership, in short, that has happiness at its core. Join our free webinar on Wednesday December 3rd if you’d like to learn about: What does happy leadership look like? How do you do it in practice? How can managers themselves stay happy in their careers? What are great examples of happy leaders? Could it be that happy leaders ultimately create better…
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    Self Help Daily

  • Spread Happiness, One Person at a Time - Beautiful Quote from Dale Carnegie

    21 Nov 2014 | 8:06 am
    Beautiful Quote from Dale Carnegie  “You have it easily in your power to increase the sum total of this world’s happiness now. How? By giving a few words of sincere appreciation to someone who is lonely or discouraged. Perhaps you will forget tomorrow the kind words you say today, but the recipient may cherish them over a lifetime.” - Dale Carnegie Dale Carnegie’s beautiful words serve as a reminder to choose our words and use our words carefully. Words are powerful, powerful things and can impact people for a lifetime. A lifetime! Just as we can lift someone else…
  • Infographic: Habits of Successful People vs Unsuccessful People - Each Point is a Self Improvement Lesson!

    21 Nov 2014 | 7:24 am
    Each Point is a Self Improvement Lesson!Click the infographic above to see the larger version. I think my favorite part of this “Habits of Successful People vs Unsuccessful People” infographic is the part about learning. Anyone who knows that I also have a mental fitness blog (Out of Bounds) won’t be surprised by this.  One of my biggest platforms is this: A day spent without learning something is a day wasted!  My daughters heard these words every single day of their lives while they were growing up. Never, ever, ever become content with what you know today. I hope…
  • Kind People are the Best Kind of People - If There Were Only More of Them

    19 Nov 2014 | 10:05 am
    If There Were Only More of ThemAt the risk of getting a little preachy, whatever happened to good old-fashioned kindness? Sure, it still exists, but it’s getting harder and harder to find. Just last night, alone (in the course of ONE single evening, mind you), I encountered the following “acts of anything but kindness” – A guy on Twitter making jokes about domestic abuse – like it’s a laughing matter. Girls calling other girls fat. People making ugly (and I mean UGLY) comments about a celebrity… right on her Instagram, ensuring that she sees it.
  • 6 Keys to Help Recovering Addicts Avoid Relapse

    19 Nov 2014 | 8:03 am
    Addiction is a debilitating disease that has far-reaching effects on a person’s physical health, psyche, family, job prospects, and much more. Being able to recognize that an addiction exists is the first step to what is often a long road to recovery, and while many addicts are successful in achieving sobriety, many do so only by recognizing that the threat of relapse is real. If you are in the throes of addiction, or you’re trying to work a program to achieve sobriety, here are six keys that can help you avoid relapse. Understand Relapse Warning Signs While relapse warning signs…
  • People Who Talk Behind Your Back - A Couple of Quotes, a Couple of Thoughts, and One Big Question

    13 Nov 2014 | 8:21 am
    A Couple of Quotes, a Couple of Thoughts, and One Big QuestionSometimes I’ll hear from individuals who are troubled by things that resonate with me. For example, when I hear from people who struggle with eating healthy, I automatically think, “I know, right!?!”  As they go on about how fried food simply tastes better to them than quinoa, my taste buds and brain agree with them completely. Even if it’s a problem I don’t, myself, associate with (loneliness, for example) – I’ll often be able to empathize with their emotions by putting myself in their…
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    Box of Crayons

  • 22 years

    Michael Bungay Stanier
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    It’s 22 years since the VP of Everything Else (and now the CEO) of Box of Crayons and I hooked up in Oxford. Hurrah! Habitation, by Margaret Atwood   Marriage is not a house or even a tent   it is before that, and colder:   the edge of the forest, the edge of the desert the unpainted stairs at the back where we squat outside, eating popcorn   the edge of the receding glacier   where painfully and with wonder at having survived even this far   we are learning to make fire   It’s been a very good 22 years learning to make fire with Marcella.
  • The two things that matter (perhaps)

    20 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    My mother-in-law would have turned 100 this week. She was just four months shy of achieving that amazing number. We had yellow roses – her favourite – at the Box of Crayons Global HQ in honour of the redoubtable Mrs B. Meantime I tried (and, honestly, failed) to imagine what it would have been like to have been born in 1914 and to have seen the changes of the last 100 years here’s a recap (too many wars!) in case you’re curious. (And then there are less bleak retrospectives, inventions and ‘scientific creativity‘.) Seeing the big picture I also listened to…
  • Twofer Tuesday: The Art of Asking & Facilitation

    18 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Have you joined our Tools for the Time-Crunch Manager LinkedIn group? We share insights, ideas and links, all designed to inspire and help you conquer the day-to-day challenges of your workday. The Art of Asking (Or: Take the F@*king Donuts!) Maria Popova puts out a weekly newsletter called Brainpickings, and it’s always fantastic. Maria is a superb curator and like a modern Penelope finds and weaves together beautiful contributors to the world’s wisdom about creativity, courage and doing the work that matters. As an example, this week’s newsletter brings together Annie…
  • Michael’s Sign Language

    Michael Bungay Stanier
    17 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    What would you do if you knew you had support? What would your Great Work project be? How can you get the resources you need to take that on?
  • Frederic Laloux’s Five Essential Books for Inventing More Soulful Workplaces

    13 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    My guest blogger today is Frederic Laloux, a coach, consultant and change maker who helps organizations and individuals achieve higher collective and individual purpose and success in their work. He is also the author of Reinventing Organizations, where every page contains thought-provoking concepts like this one: “When trust is extended, it breeds responsibility in return. Emulation and peer pressure regulates the system better than hierarchy ever could.” Without further ado, here are his five essential books for inventing a more soulful workplace. Book 1: A Simpler Way By Margaret…
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    Personal Development Blog - Inspiring & Empowering Lives

  • A Good Life Contains These 6 Essentials - Jim Rohn

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

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

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

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

    18 Aug 2013 | 11:25 pm
    6:16 mins Related posts: Celebrities Drinking Kangen Water What is your Source of Hydration? Tag:health, hydration, Japan hosptitals medical device, Kangen Water, Performance, Wellnesshealth, hydration, Japan hosptitals medical device, Kangen Water, Performance, Wellness
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    Danielle LaPorte: white hot truth + sermons on life

  • roses absolutely everywhere

    20 Nov 2014 | 8:59 pm
    When I broke out of prison I found Roses absolutely everywhere. (I did hear them singing through the bars.) They flourished from my declarations, dripped out of my mailbox, wove right into my hair absolutely everywhere. My house turned into a house-sized Rose and I slept right in the very center of it pink and gold at dawn, I ran my body over every single petal kissing my way up My mouth opened like a Rose, my breath, a Rose. my spine, shot with life, I stood right up and I walked across the street (step by step) and Roses happened absolutely everywhere absolutely everywhere absolutely…
  • My #Truthbomb DECK is ready! Sacred, gorgeous and Hello, holiday gifting!

    18 Nov 2014 | 6:52 am
    The rain is falling hard in Vancouver, and that means the holiday season’s coming quick, loves! Team D and I put our hearts together to create something inspiring and luminous for you and the people you adore. Here we are!: The #TRUTHBOMB Deck Volume 1! THE #TRUTHBOMB DECK, Vol. 1 – $34 These cards are LUSCIOUS. They’re 4 x4 heavy, creamy stock, with gold foil icon embossing. There are 134 cards in each box. (Because 34 is my favourite number. Seriously.) People are using them as a daily divination deck, leaving them on entry tables for guests to pull one when they leave,…
  • Disruptive joy. Why do we push away positive feelings?

    16 Nov 2014 | 8:06 pm
    Here’s the short answer: Because positive feelings are a form of power. And power is all kinds of uncontrollable, elevating, disruptive, expansive, and threatening — to your own fear, and to people who prefer low-risk living. Pick a message, a legacy, a program: Don’t be too powerful; too sexual; too honest; too loud; too excited, too hopeful. Whatever you do, don’t get too carried away. Because if you’re, let’s say, “too happy,”… you could make other people feel deprived in comparison, so keep yer happy lid on. And if you do something irresponsible in the name…
  • Pure generous radiance

    14 Nov 2014 | 10:59 pm
    Before I chose my face for this world even before the shape of my heart and certainly before the arch of my preferences There I was all Truth pure generous radiance streaming ever outward from the beginning to eternity and I knew: I am of Light, The Light, I am Light. Now in the crook of my day in the coal of my desires heart open or heart closed tender or tired still or wild like a fist or a field, Here I am all Truth pure generous radiance streaming ever outward from the beginning to eternity and I know: I am of Light, The light, I am Light. The post Pure generous radiance appeared first on…
  • You can earn some real money — with real meaning. Easy breezy.

    12 Nov 2014 | 9:10 am
    Team D and I are so thrilled that our work can create abundance for others. It’s a very big bonus that I didn’t see coming in my work. I was just going to write books and paint… and then this happened — a whole new level of affiliate love and cash for a lot of people. One of our core values is generosity. And hustle. Here you have it: We have just revamped our affiliate partner program and EVERYONE is invited. Earning cash is as easy as referring friends & the public to our goods with a link in your email or social media. They click and buy. You make cash. You earn 20% of the…
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    Jungle of Life

  • Do You Really Need A Happiness Plan?

    Guest Author
    17 Nov 2014 | 6:43 pm
    Tweet Happiness is elusive to many. Some think happiness is something that just happens, while others are of the opinion that happy people must work for it. Is happiness something that can be achieved, or is it a lifestyle? Can we actually make ourselves happier? The answer is probably a bit of both. Experts in positive psychology say that while some of our happiness is predetermined by genetics, environment, and life circumstances, forty percent of our happiness is under our control. Most of the world’s truly happy people engage in a combination of activities that invite more happiness…
  • The Real Meaning in Life

    Guest Author
    10 Nov 2014 | 6:42 pm
    Tweet Excerpted from Choices and Illusions by Eldon Taylor Years ago a young woman came to me for help. To maintain confidentiality, I will invent a name for her. I’ll call her Mary. This young woman in her late thirties had a history of self-mutilation and suicidal behavior. She came in for pastoral counseling, and I agreed to see her only if her psychiatrist agreed and was kept fully informed. That issue out of the way, her first appointment was made. My secretary brought me her file, including the pre-process forms I used. As I reviewed the information in the file, I was taken by the…
  • 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.
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    Kala's Bohemian Blog - Explore Your Spirit with Kala

  • Astral Traveling with Kala

    Kala Ambrose
    12 Nov 2014 | 4:27 pm
    Have you ever had an out of body experience? I remember the first time I did, I was around nine years old. It was late at night and I was sleeping in my beautiful canopy bed, remember those?  My canopy bed was white and my bedspread and the canopy cover had a pattern that was covered with yellow roses. I always felt like a princess every night when I went to sleep in my canopy bed. On this particular night though, I awoke and as my eyes opened, all I could see was the yellow rose pattern on my bedspread, which appeared very close to my face. At first I thought my eyes were bleary and then I…
  • A Tale of Two Seasons for Two Reasons

    Kala Ambrose
    5 Nov 2014 | 10:06 am
    Oh sweet October, let me begin this tale by taking time to be grateful for all of the good that life and nature extend to us each day. This couldn’t be more apparent and evocative during this time of year, than to simply look outdoors at the symphony of colors in the trees, cascading in hues of red, orange, yellow, green and purple. Add the blue hue from the Blue Ridge Mountains and we’re surrounded by all of the chakra colors on display!  These were some of my musings as I drove across North Carolina up into the mountains gently cradling the city of Asheville. I was on my way to…
  • Winter Solstice and Astral Travel Webinar with Kala

    Kala Ambrose
    4 Nov 2014 | 12:02 pm
    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 the December Webinar: Lesson Twelve: Winter Solstice – Transforming Space and Time – Astral Travel The Live Webinar Course with Kala is scheduled for Thursday, December 4th from 7pm – 9pm Eastern. Wrapping up this year long course of Wise Woman study with Kala, she…
  • Kala’s Adventures in Reading Seashells and Crystals

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

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

  • Perception Is A Choice. See Here Now.

    Walter Jacobson
    8 Nov 2014 | 8:31 am
    We do not see the world as it is in the here and now. We see the world through the eyes of the past. We project our past judgments and biases onto the world and see it not as it is but as it was. This misperception gets in the way of healing, happiness and inner peace. The post Perception Is A Choice. See Here Now. appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
  • You Are What You Eat. You Are How You Sleep.

    Walter Jacobson
    5 Nov 2014 | 1:16 pm
    What we choose to eat and the position in which we sleep can have a major impact on our physical and emotional health. The post You Are What You Eat. You Are How You Sleep. appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
  • You’re Always Where You Put Yourself – Pay Attention To Your Choices

    Walter Jacobson
    1 Nov 2014 | 10:19 am
    Avoid becoming a victim of the choices you make. Choose wisely. The post You’re Always Where You Put Yourself – Pay Attention To Your Choices appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
  • Personal Power

    Walter Jacobson
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:11 am
    “I can’t help it. It’s who I am!” — NOT TRUE! Despite how you have been programmed, despite what has happened to you in the past, you are not a victim any longer, you are who YOU choose to be. You have great personal power. You can transform yourself. The post Personal Power appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
  • Letting Go Of Baggage

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

  • Situational Ethics

    Gary Ryan Blair
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:42 pm
    Consistency—the absence of contradictions—has sometimes been called the hallmark of ethics. Ethics is supposed to provide us with a guide for moral living, and to do so it must be rational, and to be rational it must be free of contradictions. There is no room for “situational ethics” in business or in any area of your life for that matter. Something is either ethical or it isn’t. The situation does not matter. If a person said, “Open the window but don’t open the window,” we would be at loss as to what to do; the command is contradictory and thus…
  • Never Lose Hope…

    Gary Ryan Blair
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:25 am
    WE’VE ALL HEARD the phrase “Hope is not a strategy” — and it isn’t, especially when based on illusion, delusion, fiction or false assumptions. However, hope IS a critical part of achieving a strategy when based on what is possible. When hope is based on real-world experience, knowledge and tangible and intangible data, it results in trust, WHICH IS NECESSARY to implementing any strategy. Without faith in yourself, the people, processes and technologies involved, how can we achieve anything? HOPE EMPOWERS STRATEGY Hope is an active, empowering, constructive attitude that creates…
  • The Grant Study… and what it means to you!

    Gary Ryan Blair
    16 Nov 2014 | 9:20 pm
    Why do some folks look back on their lives and say they wouldn’t change much? Or anything at all? Is there a special formula? Some mix of love, work, habits, or attitudes that offers the best chance of a well-lived life? Researchers at Harvard have been examining this question for 72 years by following 268 men who entered college in the late 1930s. Their discoveries might surprise you. Just listen to Dr. George Vaillant. Since 1967, the Harvard Medical School professor has dedicated his career to the “Grant Study.” (It was named after its patron, the department-store magnate…
  • Think It, Ink It, Do It, Review It.

    Gary Ryan Blair
    16 Nov 2014 | 6:47 pm
    The story of Humpty Dumpty was first printed in 1810 and became famous through Lewis Caroll’s book, ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’. It’s one of those unforgettable nursery rhymes, and perhaps the best known in the English Language. I trust the following sounds familiar… Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall Humpty Dumpty had a great fall All the king’s horses and all the king’s men Couldn’t put Humpty together again. Have you ever wondered what makes this children’s rhyme so unforgettable? Don’t worry, I did the heavy lifting for you on…
  • Standing Out from the Crowd

    Gary Ryan Blair
    12 Nov 2014 | 2:52 pm
    My favorite quote from Dr. Seuss provides us with the perfect entree into today’s post; “WHY FIT IN WHEN YOU WERE BORN TO STAND OUT?” While the overwhelming majority of people are simply trying to fit in, the smart cookies are doing everything they can to stand out. The following are seven ways to STAND OUT from the crowd and manage your own personal brand: Question Management: When someone asks you a question, make sure they get an answer bigger, richer and far more thought provoking than they ever expected. Problem Management: When someone brings you a problem, bring them a solution…
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    Escape Adulthood with Kim & Jason

  • Saturday Morning Sprinkles: Childhood is Universal Edition

    22 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    • My friend Lizzy sent me a link to 30 magical photos of children playing around the world. I love it. It reminds me that childhood — and the joy, passion, and curiosity that comes with it — is truly a universal thing. • A co-worker asked a guy to watch her plant for four days while she was out. He gave the plant what I’m sure was the time of its life. • I am an Gen Xer. I learned recently that my generation is dwarfed in size by the Boomers who came before me and the Millenials who arrived after me. I am so happy that Kevin Bacon is willing to educate the young…
  • Escape Lab is Here!

    20 Nov 2014 | 9:08 am
    Let me ask you a few questions… Would you like to make room for more fun, new memories, and deeper connections with the people closest to you, just by making a few simple adjustments to your everyday routine? Would it be helpful if you could develop strategies to quit the things you DON’T like doing to create more time for the things you DO? Do you have any interest in uncovering ways to slow down the speed of life in order to become more flexible, energized, and productive? Would you like to become just a little bit more brave, adventurous, and rebellious against Adultitis and…
  • Meet Blessing Curtis

    18 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
  • I am not a natural born rule breaker

    15 Nov 2014 | 6:05 pm
    Remember senior pictures? After reading my post about princes dresses, a reader told me that her niece got some neat ones of her in her prom dress. In a lake. The settling sun glistened off the water as the skirt of her dress floated around her. The first thing I thought of was how cool that sounded. My next thought was about how I never would have had the courage to do something like that in high school. (Although once I got to college, I did go to one of Kim’s high school dances dressed as The Crow, so that’s something.) I suspect that many people would presume that the guy…
  • Saturday Morning Sprinkles: Giant Birdsnest for Humans Edition

    15 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    • Note to self: make sure your next house has a room for this giant birdsnest for humans. • Artist Austin Light did a series of drawings in which he removed one letter from the title of famous movies and illustrated the exults. I think my favorite is “Finding Emo.” • These are definitely NOT ugly cookies. • Insanely useful: How to make paper airplanes that fly far. Finally, some posts from around here you may have missed: • Thou shalt not doodle on thy car • When toy companies have Adultitis
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    The BridgeMaker

  • Close Your Eyes and Jump

    Alex Blackwell
    18 Nov 2014 | 3:45 am
    Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light. – Helen Keller How strong is your faith right now? Even without a net, do you jump? Not knowing what will happen, do you take the leap? Faith doesn’t come with an answer sheet. If it did, I think we wouldn’t try as hard. What Faith Does Faith grounds us. It keeps us focused and faith gets us ready to take one more step even when our bodies are begging us to stop. Faith is the real deal. It makes us stronger and faith can show us the light even on the darkest nights. Faith Gives Me the Reason My world would…
  • 30 Ways to Live Life without Regrets

    Alex Blackwell
    16 Nov 2014 | 11:42 am
    Forget regret, or life is yours to miss. – Jonathan Larson Caitlin, my 25-year-old daughter, is already making a difference. While her friends majored in finance, business and pre-med at the University of Kansas, Caitlin followed her heart and became a social worker. Today she works with patients in a hospital’s dialysis center. My daughter listens and provides comfort for those facing end of life. One patient, however, recently comforted Caitlin. The patient recounted the last 70 years of her life. She described being paralyzed in a car accident when she was 17 and then unexpectedly…
  • Would it Matter?

    Alex Blackwell
    12 Nov 2014 | 5:43 pm
    To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived, this is to have succeeded. – Ralph Waldo Emerson If you have ever doubted yourself or believed you aren’t enough, this is for you. If you have ever lost hope, this is for you. If you have ever thought you couldn’t last one day longer, this is for you. If you have ever prayed this prayer, this is for you. The prayer What if I didn’t wake tomorrow, would anybody miss me? What if I kept my words to myself, would anybody care? Would it matter if I wasn’t here? Sometimes the world feels so large and I feel so small.
  • How to Make Every Day Count

    Alex Blackwell
    9 Nov 2014 | 6:32 am
    Remember to spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever. – Bob Moorehead tick-tock Recent losses have reminded me that life passes by quickly. Since I can’t go back and delete what I don’t like or rewind my life so I could have lived it differently, the best I can do now is to make every day count. Knowing that each moment slips quietly into the past inspires me to make the most of every second. Limiting regret and the should-haves, could-haves and would-haves gives me the courage to give the best of me every day. tick-tock Making Every Day…
  • Believe!

    Alex Blackwell
    5 Nov 2014 | 5:33 pm
    Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact. – William James When it feels like there’s no hope left, believe a better day will come. When disappointment surrounds you, believe there’s a purpose for your life greater than you can imagine. But finding the strength to stay committed to what you believe – no matter what life throws at you – can seem impossible. Sometimes we forget what we believe and allow the lies to ooze inside of us. We give away our power and then forget how to stand and fight. Worse of all, we stop believing in who we are, what…
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    The Cracker Lady's House

  • 17 Nov 2014 | 7:41 am

    17 Nov 2014 | 7:41 am
    In remembrance of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, I am re-posting my original story from my November 2009 blog.The Day JFK DiedNovember 22, 1963, Yerington, Nevada     As a sophomore in high school I sat looking at the clock in my English class, when the principle’s voice came over the loud speaker. “We regret to inform you that President Kennedy has been assassinated. School is dismissed. Go home and be with your family.”My mouth dropped; I could not take my eyes off the speaker box that hung over the door. I numbly heard the gasps and cries of my…
  • Poetry: Too and To

    19 Sep 2014 | 1:14 pm
    Too and ToToo sick tonight  Too sick to fightToo sick to be right  Too sick to make it to midnight.Too many broken dreams  Too many failed schemesToo many unheard screams  Too many of life’s extremes.Too is abundance, to is towards   Too is my circumference, to is like new cordsToo is heavy, to is free flight.Too will be laid down, to heaven I’ll go tonight.Chere L Brown, Fort Worth, TX, June 3, 2014
  • Poetry: Pills

    19 Sep 2014 | 12:49 pm
    PillsPillsRound solutions To all that illsPills, pills, pillsPillsHard solutionsFor the over the hillPills, pills, pillsPillsScientific solutions Can they save or will they killPills, pills, pillsBy Chere L. Brown, Fort Worth, TX 2012
  • My Couch

    15 Jul 2012 | 9:24 am
    This is the day I spent all day doing nothing on my couch.Oh, I watched a biography on Jamie Foxx and another about John Ritter; I guess that was something.In my mind I stayed busy.I checked my email, read my Google Reader, viewed my Facebook, and watched a half dozen Ted Talks. At different intervals, exhausted from such mental excursion, I took two naps. The only times I left my couch were to go to the bathroom and to warm something in the microwave, which I ate while sitting on my couch. At times my couch is much like an astronaut’s pilot seat.It is very confining, but gives me an…
  • Shannon's Story: Shannon's Obituary

    8 Jan 2010 | 11:40 pm
    Shannon Ivy Brown September 14, 1968 – December 19, 2009 Shannon Ivy Brown died December 19, 2009 after thirty years of serious health conditions starting with a brain tumor at age 11.She died in Richmond, California due to a septic blood infection.She was 41 years old. Shannon Ivy Brown was born September 14, 1968 to Daryl Thomas Brown and Chere Lynn Brown (Barnett) in Seattle, Washington.Shannon has lived with her mother in Washington, California, Nevada, Tennessee and Vermont.She has been a resident of Richmond for 11 years. She had a wonderful sense of humor. Shannon’s greatest…
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    Your Voice of Encouragement

  • Do You Talk Too Much about Yourself?

    5 Nov 2014 | 1:26 pm
    I’d arrived a few minutes at the beauty salon for my hair appointment. While I was waiting for my stylist to arrive, I couldn’t help overhearing the only other stylist who was there with a client.“Sheila” was talking non-stop about a worker’s compensation situation involving her brother. He had been seriously injured on the job a year ago and had not worked since. Things were finally reaching a resolution, and Sheila was giving her client a blow-by-blow account of everything that had been taking place.Soon my stylist “Beth” arrived, and we started having our own conversation…
  • 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…
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    Building Personal Strength

  • Mars One - The Reality

    5 Nov 2014 | 9:45 am
    Recall for a moment a few of the delicious pleasures of life...Breathing in fresh airWalking among the colored leaves of autumnHaving a good time with friendsEating a burger tricked out just the way you like itAnd washing it down with a craft beerBrowsing in a gift shopVisiting one of the national parksGoing fishing with a buddyGoing on a date with your significant otherVisiting familyWatching the full moon on a clear nightFeeling the warm sun on your faceI'll stop here. You could easily add a hundred more delights to this list, things we often take for granted. These are a few of the things…
  • 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…
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  • How A Sense Of Community Can Help Us Achieve Greatness

    Tanveer Naseer
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve had the pleasure of being interviewed by various media outlets about my first book, “Leadership Vertigo”. What’s been interesting about this process is how in many of these conversations, there was much interest to discuss the point made in the book about the importance of leaders fostering a sense of community in their organizations.As long-time readers of my writings on leadership know, this is something that’s been an underlying theme in many of my insights into how we can be a better leader to those we serve – where we ensure…
  • The 3 Questions Leaders Must Ask And Answer

    Tanveer Naseer
    11 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    The following is a guest piece by Scott Eblin.During the past six of the fourteen years I’ve been an executive coach and leadership educator, my observation is that my clients are generally more stressed each year than they were the year before. The feeling of being overworked and overwhelmed has gone up year over year. One of the ways I know this is by asking a few questions at the beginning of most of my presentations.Let’s say we have a roomful of 100 corporate executives and managers. The first question I ask is “How many of you have been promoted in the past year?” Usually around…
  • Good Ideas Make It Harder To Be A Great Leader

    Tanveer Naseer
    4 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    The following is a guest piece by Princeton University Professor Derek Lidow.You would think that good ideas make it easier to be a good leader. Unfortunately, the opposite is true. Good ideas are threatening to leaders. By definition, good ideas mean an improvement over the present, a better way of doing things or even better lives.That’s why people who have good ideas expect their leaders to act on them, which creates an instant test of leadership: do you care enough for those around you to do something positive with the idea? Are you able to do something with it?Good ideas of your own…
  • How To Encourage Growth Under A Controlling Boss

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

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

  • Wheeeee!

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

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

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

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

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

  • Image of the day

    21 Nov 2014 | 3:33 pm
    via fastcompany
  • #rewind

    21 Nov 2014 | 10:39 am
    Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart
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    21 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Great new sounds from Night Panther! Enjoy. via @yvynyl
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    21 Nov 2014 | 6:11 am
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    21 Nov 2014 | 5:54 am
    MOMENTUM from schnellebuntebilder on Vimeo. magnificent!
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    Interruption Management

  • Using Your Brain in Complex Times

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

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

  • Thinking Magically™ | Who Else is Dealing With Discouragement?

    16 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    You can have anything in life if you will sacrifice everything else for it. - James M. Barrie One of my major life themes is simply this: You can be, do, and have every damn thing you want. The people I work and partner with believe this, too. They embrace it. They live it. They DO IT. And even though they work their best personal magic . . . some things and people and events don’t manifest as quickly or in just the way as imagined. Magic doesn’t always work that way. And — take this to heart — you don’t just wish for something, sit back, and wait for “it” to come to you. That…
  • Thinking Magically™ | The One Question That Will Reset Your Life

    9 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark burn out in a brilliant blaze than it be stifled by dry-rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them. I shall use my time. - Jack London =========================================== WE ALL NEED A HUMAN CTRL-ALT-DEL BUTTON =========================================== All of us get stuck. Get lost. Get mired in the day-to-day affairs of Life. We become so involved in…
  • Thinking Magically™ | How to Spot the Non-Magicians in Your Life

    2 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    “Don’t you dare take the lazy way. It’s too easy to excuse yourself because of your ancestry. Don’t let me catch you doing it! Now — look close at me so you will remember. Whatever you do, it will be you who do.” - John Steinbeck, East of Eden All too often we make excuses for the people we surround ourselves with. Doubt that? Think about your 10 closest friends. Now find the one who is the least productive, the crybaby, the finger-pointer, the drama king or queen, the one who sucks the very life out of you. Now try in vain to rationalize, apologize, and excuse…
  • Thinking Magically™ | The Art of Actively Living

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

  • Project energy and enthusiasm

    18 Nov 2014 | 3:44 am
    One of the biggest concerns or challenges that I hear from Optimist Club members is that they have trouble getting noticed by the news. Without going into details in this post about what would make an Optimist Club project newsworthy, I'd like to share a recent television interview scored by the Optimist Club of Lafayette, Louisiana. Its spokesperson was invited to share the details about the Optimist Club's haunted hayride during the morning show.My concern on watching this interview was that the newscaster was more enthusiastic than the spokesperson. The spokesperson got the details of the…
  • Celebrate every day

    16 Nov 2014 | 2:23 pm
    Fireworks are always magical. They light up the sky, showering the black night with red, white, green and gold bursts of awe. It is sad that the wonder is saved for the Fourth of July, New Year's eve and other special days of the year.Fortunately, one need not wait for fireworks to celebrate their lives. Oprah Winfrey said, "The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is to celebrate."I find this quote so true. It's like being happy; you have to choose to be happy and then all that you see around you becomes a positive reflection of your perception.Joining an Optimist Club can…
  • The world needs more optimists

    8 Nov 2014 | 4:02 pm
    I'm traveling this weekend for Optimist International. As part of the preparation for serving as an International Vice President, the organization hosted a "Coaches Clinic" where the leadership team shared their individual game plans for encouraging growth within their region. We spoke of how important a communications plan was to success and for most, social media was a key component of their plans. Of course, I encouraged the use of blogs in order for more people to share their enthusiasm for belonging to an Optimist Club. It is an avenue that I will promote throughout the year.Of special…
  • Optimist Club members have their hands out

    1 Nov 2014 | 9:28 am
    Something that I've noticed about Optimist Club members is they always have their hands out. Those hands are extended in friendship and service.Optimist Clubs perform many projects annually including, but not limited to, the Optimist International Scholarship Programs, Youth Appreciation Week, Respect for Law, and Optimist Junior Golf. And they always do projects that impact their local community as needed, like building a park or donating to school programs among other things.They will never fail when asked to do just a little more. Need drivers for your Meals on Wheels program? Ask the…
  • Man sells 20,000 tickets to an Optimist Club pancake breakfast

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

    Gilbert Ross
    13 Nov 2014 | 7:48 am
    Whether you have come face to face with it already or else haven’t recognised it yet, it doesn’t matter. What matters is that you have a purpose in life and at some level you know it for certain. Trust me you do. I see people who are driven by that unshakeable knowledge of their path, their place in the world and their destination. They have found their purpose. Their eyes are set on that path and its not the outcome – the money, the success, the recognition or whatever it may be – that is their motivation but it’s the excitement of being on the path itself. It’s that…
  • It’s a Kind of Magic: How Kindness can Bring Back the Magic in your Life

    Gilbert Ross
    3 Aug 2014 | 6:45 am
    “Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver.” Barbara de Angelis   Imagine the great human potential as a vast library full of books about every topic and discipline. Kindness would be a whole aisle in that library with books we can pick up, read and learn a great deal from. I would name that section ‘Magic & Healing’.  We have all experienced acts of kindness throughout our lives as both receivers and givers. We also had glimpses of the magic that is created around an act of kindness…
  • The Serenity Prayer: a Universal Pearl of Wisdom

    Gilbert Ross
    16 Jul 2014 | 5:13 am
    When I was a schoolboy I never liked Religion classes. For those of you who might find the idea of compulsory religion classes at secondary school a bit strange let me fill you in with some quick context. I was born and raised in a fervently Catholic society. Religion, Catholic religion that is, was and still is a compulsory subject even in state schools. But I attended church school so you might fathom how religious they were about giving religion lessons! I’m not being condescending don’t get me wrong. It’s just that even as a boy I already didn’t like the idea of…
  • The Problem of Individual Choice & Why We Should Care About Social Choices

    Gilbert Ross
    13 Jul 2014 | 7:07 am
    In this talk, Renata Saleci makes an important point about our unhealthy obsession with making choices – or rather how we became so consumed by the idea of making rational choices for ourselves that we lost sight of social responsibility – that is making choices for the benefit of the collective present and future. For me the subject of choice is important because it is closely linked to the idea of simplifying one’s life – a key topic I am currently diving deeper in. Basically making a choice supposedly means reducing noise and uncertainty from possible future…
  • A Beginner’s Guide to Lucid Dreaming

    Gilbert Ross
    16 Jan 2014 | 12:05 pm
      A Note from the Editor: This guest post by Cormac Reynolds of Astral Zen is a particularly helpful introduction for those who have never heard of the concept of Lucid Dreaming and are interested to find out some more about the topic. It is also ideal for those who have come across the subject on some occasions but were never given a good intro to it. In both cases this would be an ideal concise but power-packed kick-starter! Having said this, I would still highly recommend this article to those readers who are already fairly acquainted with the subject or who are lucid dreamers…
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    All About Gratitude | How to be More Grateful | Increase your Gratitude | Gratitude Quotes | Paul B. Taubman, II

  • Staying Calm in the Midst of Stress and Chaos

    19 Nov 2014 | 8:31 pm
    Knowing how to stay calm is a very important skill. Calmness leads to more gratitude. When you are at peace, the gratitude can flow. However, this skill tends to deteriorate under stressful or distracting conditions. Staying calm under extreme pressure is much more challenging than staying calm under moderate conditions. For example, hitting a golf balls with your friends is relatively easy. But add 5,000 spectators and some TV cameras and see how well you do. These are the times that try men (and women’s) souls… And these are the times that try their gratitude! Imagine being…
  • 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…
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    Shake Off the Grind

  • 5 Ways to Gain Control Over Your Addictive Emotions

    12 Nov 2014 | 1:43 pm
    “Addiction isn’t about substance – you aren’t addicted to the substance, you are addicted to the alteration of mood that the substance brings.” - Susan Cheever Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Cher Zavala. Everyone struggles to control their own emotions from time to time. But for many recovering addicts, struggling with emotional self-control is […] The post 5 Ways to Gain Control Over Your Addictive Emotions appeared first on Shake Off the Grind.
  • Inspiring Ideas from the Book Dream Year

    9 Nov 2014 | 4:42 pm
    “To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.” – Anatole France We all have a dream we want to fulfill. What is it for you? Is it something you have always been passionate about? Maybe there is something you want to contribute to the world […] The post Inspiring Ideas from the Book Dream Year appeared first on Shake Off the Grind.
  • 5 Ways to Manage Stress and Prevent Burnout

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

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

    6 Oct 2014 | 12:47 pm
    Learning too soon our limitations, we never learn our powers.” - Mignon McLaughlin So you’re not following your dreams, huh? Why not? You don’t believe your dreams are possible do you? If you really believed you could have what you wanted, you would be doing what it takes to get it, right? We all have limiting beliefs, […] The post 4 Key Ways to Dismantle Your Limiting Beliefs appeared first on Shake Off the Grind.
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    Happiness / Good Life Articles from YES!

  • An Alaska Native Myth Tells of a Never-Ending Blizzard—Now You Can Learn About It on Xbox

    Christopher Zumski Finke
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:29 pm
    Image by Never Alone. The Inupiaq people of Alaska have an unipqaak—a generations-old story—called Kanuk Sayuka. It tells of an unending blizzard that threatens the life of an Alaskan village. The people cannot hunt for food and face starvation. To save them, a young girl, Nuna, must overcome a series of challenges with the help of an arctic fox and forces from both the physical and spirit worlds. It’s a story about the restoration of the balance of nature. And now you can learn all about it on XBOX or PlayStation. "American Indian stories ... are nonlinear, relational, and expansive…
  • The Hunger Games Are Back: “Saw Mockingjay—Now I Want to Go Solve All the World's Problems”

    Christopher Zumski Finke
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Saw #MockingjayPart1. Four words: IT WAS SO GOOD. Now I want to go solve all the world's problems. #MyHungerGames — Liz Mallory (@Eliz_Mallory) November 21, 2014 This week, fans of the popular Hunger Games series relaunched a campaign called “Odds in Our Favor” to draw attention to economic and social inequality. The campaign asks fans to “fill the gap” between the social commentary of The Hunger Games and the world fans inhabit by sharing their stories of economic inequality with the hashtag #MyHungerGames. The result has been an outpouring of personal…
  • 7 Ways to Get Happy—Without Costing the Planet

    Sarah van Gelder
    14 Nov 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Photo by Moyan Brenn. We come into this world naked with nothing to count on but love. Along the way, we pick up other ideas about what’s important—status, possessions, money, a bucket list of experiences and accomplishments. But those who reflect back, as they near the end of life, often rediscover love as the source of real happiness. It is a form of happiness that endures because it starts with the fundamentals and aspirations of being human. Philosophers and religious leaders have long warned against getting distracted by petty ambitions. “It is preoccupation with possessions, more…
  • An Introvert Cooks Dinner for 80—and Learns Something About Community

    Shannon Hayes
    13 Nov 2014 | 10:25 am
    Photo by Alessandro Baffa / Flickr. The first time I heard the expression “There’s no ‘I’ in ‘team,’” I swore off organized school sports. I told my coach and teachers I was too busy practicing the saxophone (contentedly alone, in my room), to come to practice. I was too busy helping my 80-year-old neighbor, Sanford, shovel manure out of his barn on weekends. I was too busy with my studies. All of us—even the reticent loners like myself, were able to pitch in. It was true that I wanted to get better at the sax. And sure, I wanted good grades. And I far preferred the company of…
  • When My Husband Was Fired, I Felt Shame—Then Gratitude

    Shannon Hayes
    7 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Photo by Shutterstock. November first marked the 15th anniversary of Bob’s and my radical homemaking adventure. We didn’t plan it that way. He was fired. We had just taken out a mortgage on the home of our dreams, a tiny cabin up the road from Mom and Dad’s farm. We cried, we ate, he sat patiently while I stared wild-eyed into an unknown future. I was at school when he called to tell me the shocking news. He made me sit down before he broke it to me. He made me promise that, no matter what he said next, I would not drop out of my Ph.D. program. I promised, and then wished I could have…
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  • The Trouble with Distractions

    Heidi Oran
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:27 am
    Have you spent much time alone in your life? Have you ever lived by yourself? Have you traveled without company? I grew up in a busy home with two siblings and a revolving door welcoming family and friends any time – the house was never quiet! When I moved away from my parents home at 18 the trend of chaos continued, and as I grew older I began to realize that I really preferred it this way: I despised being alone. Back in 2011 when I launched my exploration into spirituality and mindfulness, I began to understand that my disdain for solitude was revealing that something important was…
  • Be Grateful for Second Chances

    Jon Mertz
    15 Nov 2014 | 8:19 am
    We can be hard on people. We give up when they screw up. We put them down when they are trying hard to rise up. We are quick to criticize small errors. We are slow to forgive. We ignore. We roll our eyes. We exclude. We are all guilty at times. When we are quick to judge, we need to take a step back and think about the second chances we were given. We need to be grateful for our second chances. If you believe you haven’t received a second chance, think again. A new job is a second (or third) chance to work in better ways and lead in a more inclusive, collaborative, empowering way. Going to…
  • Sidney Kushner: A Millennial Leader Listening for Solutions

    Molly Page
    12 Nov 2014 | 4:38 am
    Comedian Paula Poundstone famously observed, “Adults are always asking kids what they want to be when they grow up because they are looking for ideas.” It’s unclear if that was Millennial leader Sidney Kushner’s intention when he asked his young friend Andy that question. But Andy’s answer most definitely gave Sidney an idea. During his sophomore year, Sidney Kushner was volunteering at a camp for kids who have cancer. He explains, “Andy was eleven years old and meeting him changed my life in so many ways.” When Andy spoke about growing up to be a baseball player, Kushner…
  • Not Work-Life Balance, Work-Life Tempo

    Jon Mertz
    8 Nov 2014 | 9:25 am
    Work-life balance is a myth. Have you tried to balance yourself on a thin beam? You can do it; it just takes a lot of concentration and effort. If you move, you need to move slowly in order to retain your balance. Have you tried to balance something on your head? Or, have you participated in a race in which you must balance an egg on a spoon? Both are doable. You just need to move slowly. Balancing will not suffice in today’s fast paced world. Of course, you can slow down and unplug from it all, and you definitely need to do this at times. However, depending on what type of life you want to…
  • One Thing Every Millennial Should Learn from Our Mentors

    Jeremy Chandler
    5 Nov 2014 | 4:25 am
    When it comes to the discussion of generational leadership and how it is impacting today’s workplace, I can think of few topics more relevant than mentoring. In fact, if you take the time to do a quick Google search on “mentoring and Millennials” you’ll find dozens of articles from some of the foremost leadership sites like Forbes, Inc, and Harvard Business Review. There’s no denying the fact that Millennials value mentoring. However, even those of us who’ve been fortunate to find a mentor still have the potential to “miss it” when it comes to actually making a difference in…
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    Eat. Sleep. Be

  • 10 Random acts of Neighborliness

    19 Nov 2014 | 4:10 am
      A home is not just the four walls inside which you live. Your home is also your neighborhood. Saying this out loud means that I am outing my age, but I clearly recall watching Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood with much the same interest at young children today watch Thomas the Train. He opened every show with his well-known theme song. Mister Rogers tried to give us a daily reminder that in reality we are all neighbors, and that neighbors help each other. Building a sense of community is so important, especially now, surrounding all the negativity we hear about daily in the news.
  • Is Your Soap Harming Your Health?

    18 Nov 2014 | 4:58 am
    What about your toothpaste? Depending on what brand you use, it certainly might be possible. A new study out today from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, is focused on triclosan, an antimicrobial ingredient commonly found in soaps, shampoos, toothpastes and many other household items. Researchers found potentially serious consequences of long-term exposure to triclosan. So if you have been loyal to the same brand of soap, for example, over much of your life, you may want to think about finding a new brand, pronto. Here’s why. The study shows that triclosan causes…
  • The Gifts that Give Back 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

    12 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
      Welcome to the 3rd annual Gifts that Give Back Holiday Gift Guide! This curated list has become one of my favorite posts of the year. Why? Because gift giving is fun, and giving a gift that gives twice is even better! So let’s get right to it. Shall we? Here it is, the 2014 list of gifts that give back: At Gift of Happiness, a portion of your purchase gives back to charity. You can search the site by item, category, or by charity. The site also has an entirely eco-social selection of items for sale. You can even search items that are made in the USA by state! One of my very favorite…
  • In Celebration of World Kindness Week

    10 Nov 2014 | 8:27 am
    Today begins World Kindness Week, a topic that has been covered immensely here over the past few years. Whether you choose to call it acts of kindness, paying it forward, or giving back, it is all about lifting someone else up. An act of kindness does not have to be anything elaborate or planned out. It does not take an act of great skill. Kindness can be as simple as extending a hand, or giving a compliment. All you have to do is be a little more generous toward others than is necessary. Think about how much better the world would be if we all took just a bit more time to consider the…
  • The Key to Getting the Behavior You Want from Your Kids

    7 Nov 2014 | 3:35 am
    Last time I saw Dr. Deb Gilboa, we chatted for a while about teaching our kids how to pay it forward. It’s important to both of us that our kids have empathy and understand the value of helping others. One of my children is naturally empathetic, while the other… not quite so much. We talked about the lessons we want our own children to have through our teaching, and Deb described several of the ways her family practices the art of giving to others. Dr. Gilboa’s expertise goes way beyond paying it forward. She is a pediatrician who has seen thousands of children in her own practice. Her…
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  • Coincidence Or Divine Intervention?: Knowing When To Trust Life’s Synchronicities And Guidance

    David G Arenson
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:44 am
    Out of the blue, something catches your attention, a blinding flash seemingly answering an inner calling or question… Have you ever met someone one day and bumped into them “randomly” the following day or soon thereafter? Or seen a word that answers a question you’ve been meditating on? Or found a strange connection appear before you out of nowhere? A voice from the Divine – or just coincidence? Recently, I’ve been dating someone who showed me her vision board, and on the top, she had unknowingly placed a cut-out of one of my articles from a local magazine, “Choosing…
  • Neale Donald Walsch On The Law Of Attraction: Stop Saying “I Want”, And Start Saying “I Have!”

    FinerMinds Team
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:45 am
    Neale Donald Walsch, author of the worldwide best-selling series, Conversations With God, tells his audience about the time he talked with “God”, and was confused by the answer that was given. He was told by God that he wasn’t able to have anything he wanted or asked for, even though this seemingly contradicted many of the Law of Attraction teachings.   Later on in the conversation, he realized that it’s not about asking for something you think you don’t have (because you’re not experiencing it in the moment), it’s about calling it forth to you, because it’s already…
  • An Easy Way To Change Any Strong Belief, Even If You’ve Had It For Years.

    Skye Norris
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:18 am
    In this video, one of FinerMinds’ all-time favourites (Abraham Hicks) helps a man who is stuck telling a story that no longer serves him, and finds that no matter how many books he reads, or how many affirmations he recites, he’s just unable to release his old patterns of thinking. And as with all Abraham Hicks videos, there is a happy ending. If you have a belief that’s holding you back, or that you know is stopping something from coming into its full manifestation, it would obviously be very beneficial for you to release it… Easier said than done, granted. But there…
  • An 8-Step Exercise To Experience And Enjoy Your Legacy In This Present Moment

    Gavin Masumiya
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    As everyone climbs up the ladder of success, I felt inclined to talk about an area that many of us may lightly ponder: fulfillment and leaving a legacy.  Tony Robbins says that we have six needs, four of which everyone needs. The last two are what he calls “The Art of Fulfillment”. He calls it an art because there isn’t one right way to be fulfilled, and there isn’t a system that everyone can specifically follow to find fulfillment. But there are two spiritual needs, which are growth and contribution. What we do to promote personal growth in our lives, and how we contribute…
  • A Rampage Of Self-Empowerment From Abraham Hicks

    FinerMinds Team
    17 Nov 2014 | 8:53 am
    “The basis of your life is freedom; the purpose of your life is joy.” – Abraham Hicks It’s easy to get caught up in our current “reality” and circumstances, and forget that we are powerful creators of our own life experience; so, sometimes all that’s needed is a reminder and a different perspective… Well, Abraham Hicks is certainly that! This is not only a message to help you feel more confident and empowered, but a message to reassure you that all you’ve ever wanted is on its way to you, in perfect timing and synchronicity. Abraham knows your power, and wants to remind you…
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  • What Happens When You Refuse to Forgive?

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

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

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

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

    Percival J. Meris
    27 Mar 2014 | 8:35 pm
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  • 20 WordPress Plugins Truly Dedicated to Christmas Season

    Amit Tripathi
    16 Nov 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Jingle bell Jingle bell Jingle all the way… yes this is the mood which is everywhere. Slowly but steadily the snowflakes and Santa are taking the limelight to my online business as well. For me... This is a content summary only. Click on Title for more!
  • 40 Mesmerizing Fractal Art Pictures for Art Lovers

    12 Nov 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Fractal art is a form of art is quite different and is based on algorithms. The fractal objects are calculated and are hence presented in the form of still images or animations. They have been from... This is a content summary only. Click on Title for more!
  • 40 Perfect Examples of Transportation Photography

    10 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    The most dynamic carrier chosen by the new generation is photography, lots are people attracted towards the photography due to its wide range and the incoming source. Many people’s have their... This is a content summary only. Click on Title for more!
  • 12 Best Tools to Learn the Basics of Programming

    6 Nov 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Programming had emerged out to be the greatest fields for the students, who are coming up with some or the other professional course in programming. Moreover, with the rise of internet many people... This is a content summary only. Click on Title for more!
  • Starting a Graphic Design Firm: Should you get a Loan or Pay it all in Cash?

    4 Nov 2014 | 8:01 pm
    With all the talk of venture capital funding so many design startups these days, there’s been a lot of internet chatter about the pros and cons of accepting it, taking out a traditional... This is a content summary only. Click on Title for more!
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    Very Smart Girls (tm)

  • What is Your Quicksand?

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

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

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

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

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

  • One More

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

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

  • The Trouble with Distractions

    Heidi Oran
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:27 am
    Have you spent much time alone in your life? Have you ever lived by yourself? Have you traveled without company? I grew up in a busy home with two siblings and a revolving door welcoming family and friends any time – the house was never quiet! When I moved away from my parents home at 18 the trend of chaos continued, and as I grew older I began to realize that I really preferred it this way: I despised being alone. Back in 2011 when I launched my exploration into spirituality and mindfulness, I began to understand that my disdain for solitude was revealing that something important was…
  • Be Grateful for Second Chances

    Jon Mertz
    15 Nov 2014 | 8:19 am
    We can be hard on people. We give up when they screw up. We put them down when they are trying hard to rise up. We are quick to criticize small errors. We are slow to forgive. We ignore. We roll our eyes. We exclude. We are all guilty at times. When we are quick to judge, we need to take a step back and think about the second chances we were given. We need to be grateful for our second chances. If you believe you haven’t received a second chance, think again. A new job is a second (or third) chance to work in better ways and lead in a more inclusive, collaborative, empowering way. Going to…
  • Sidney Kushner: A Millennial Leader Listening for Solutions

    Molly Page
    12 Nov 2014 | 4:38 am
    Comedian Paula Poundstone famously observed, “Adults are always asking kids what they want to be when they grow up because they are looking for ideas.” It’s unclear if that was Millennial leader Sidney Kushner’s intention when he asked his young friend Andy that question. But Andy’s answer most definitely gave Sidney an idea. During his sophomore year, Sidney Kushner was volunteering at a camp for kids who have cancer. He explains, “Andy was eleven years old and meeting him changed my life in so many ways.” When Andy spoke about growing up to be a baseball player, Kushner…
  • Not Work-Life Balance, Work-Life Tempo

    Jon Mertz
    8 Nov 2014 | 9:25 am
    Work-life balance is a myth. Have you tried to balance yourself on a thin beam? You can do it; it just takes a lot of concentration and effort. If you move, you need to move slowly in order to retain your balance. Have you tried to balance something on your head? Or, have you participated in a race in which you must balance an egg on a spoon? Both are doable. You just need to move slowly. Balancing will not suffice in today’s fast paced world. Of course, you can slow down and unplug from it all, and you definitely need to do this at times. However, depending on what type of life you want to…
  • One Thing Every Millennial Should Learn from Our Mentors

    Jeremy Chandler
    5 Nov 2014 | 4:25 am
    When it comes to the discussion of generational leadership and how it is impacting today’s workplace, I can think of few topics more relevant than mentoring. In fact, if you take the time to do a quick Google search on “mentoring and Millennials” you’ll find dozens of articles from some of the foremost leadership sites like Forbes, Inc, and Harvard Business Review. There’s no denying the fact that Millennials value mentoring. However, even those of us who’ve been fortunate to find a mentor still have the potential to “miss it” when it comes to actually making a difference in…
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    Julie Gosh

  • The Calm

    julie gosh
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
          “Today, I will be calmly active and actively calm.” Just say the above sentence a few times out loud, softly.   Now say it a few times silently to yourself.   Speak this from your heart, not your mind.  Just use your intention and speak it from your knowing heart.   Speak this with authority.  Speak this deeply.  Speak this with peace.   Speak each word and pause, focusing on the vibration each holds.   Each time you say it put emphasis on a different word and see how that feels.   How DOES it feel?   How do YOU feel?   In…
  • This is Your Mission…..

    julie gosh
    11 Nov 2014 | 9:12 am
        I was playing tennis the other day with one of my sons…we play a lot of tennis.  I was a four year varsity tennis player in high school, and I was pretty darn good….back in the day.   Now….a LONG time later, there is plenty to work on and some days are better than others.  Some days I feel like a superstar out there and other days nothing seems to work.   Both of my sons have been playing a little over a year, and they could say the same thing.   So the other day was one of those potentially frustrating days, the kind of day where cussing can be heard…
  • Darkest Before the Dawn

    julie gosh
    5 Nov 2014 | 10:57 am
            Are you willing to wake up?  Continue on your path of awakening?   Are you willing to see what up until now you couldn’t or didn’t want to see?   Are you willing to learn stuff that might disrupt your status quo?   Are you willing to take the red pill?   I mean, really, will you?   People think it takes courage to wake up.  And yes, I suppose it does because it means letting go of the known, letting go of what no longer serves us, and letting go of identities even.   But courage is WHO we are, not some unseen force “out…
  • Hall of Mirrors

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

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

    5 Nov 2014 | 1:57 pm
    Wishing for more energy to experience everything life has to offer has become an increasingly popular pastime. Consider those commercials for energy shot beverages, or stop to see how many quick-stop coffee shops are in your area. These businesses are making billions of dollars from people wanting that next burst of energy in order to make it through the day.Instead of reaching for an expensive beverage that only promises a few hours of vigor though, why not learn these life-changing steps for gaining an unlimited amount of energy? Not only will you find boundless energy, you will save some…
  • 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…
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    Self Confidence Blog & Podcast

  • Dairy and gluten free recipes

    20 Nov 2014 | 2:04 pm
    I have been on the look out for dairy and gluten free recipes to add to my vegetable juicing. It can be hard keeping up with food plans for the week when I have to sit in the moment and decided what to cook. I was really excited about a site a friend recommended that provides weekly dairy and gluten free recipes to cook. It includes everything I will need to cook each recipe every week, including the full shopping list. I am seriously thinking about joining because as a beginner to this whole healthy living lifestyle its just too easy to go back into default mode and cook what I already know.
  • My office gym

    19 Nov 2014 | 12:35 am
    I have been renting an office in Town since September. Actually it’s a desk in an office that I share. The building contains an office gym and although I haven’t ventured into it yet, its really great to know it is available. I have been inside to take some photos at least. There are the usual cardio machines you get in an office gym including an exercise bike, rower, treadmill and total body conditioner (if that’s what it is called). It has a full weights section with free weights as well as the amazing machine you can see below. There are also exercise balls available and…
  • Two more satsuma juices

    12 Nov 2014 | 2:17 pm
    I am using up the rest of my satsumas and made two satsuma juices yesterday and today. These make great juice cleanse juices and they are tasty. A change from green juices that’s for sure, with just the right amount of sweetness thanks to the satsumas.   1. Sweet potato, broccoli and satsumas 2. Celery, satsumas, broccoli and carrots Each one also included ginger and lemon as always with my juicing. I also included cayenne pepper on top The post Two more satsuma juices appeared first on Juice Cleanse Me.
  • Carrot ginger satsuma vegetable juice

    11 Nov 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Today’s healthy vegetable juice recipe contains only three ingredients. This is a carrot ginger satsuma vegetable juice It tastes really good, quite sweet and I enjoyed drinking this one. In case you should need the ingredients here they are Carrots Ginger Satsuma Nothing complicated about that one at all… Satsumas are great for fibre, zinc and calcium. have a great article on the health benefits of satsuma for skin and hair health Ginger is a great anti-inflammatory ingredient and this is one of the reasons I include it in every single juice I make. It has so many…
  • Romaine lettuce and strawberry juice

    10 Nov 2014 | 9:06 am
    I made a romaine lettuce and strawberry juice today. I only had strawberries and a couple of apples in the fridge so decided to use them up. This was not one of my favourite vegetable juicing / fruit combos but it wasn’t too bad. I have had better so not sure I would make this again. I actually bought the romaine lettuce to eat as part of my attempt to eat more salads but I never got round to using them all and it was just too cold. Plus when lettuce is the only option it hardly makes for a tasty salad. So, this juice was me using up whatever I had in the fridge, which included: A…
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  • positively present picks: november 21, 2014

    positively present
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:23 am
      “People generally see what they look forand hear what they listen for." Harper Lee   Spark Notebook Kickstarter : I designed this for the amazing Popforms team+ I'm so excited to see the project coming together! yay! How to Get Shit Done When You're Unmotivated : really great advice here 9 Negative Thoughts That Push People Away : avoid these for sure! How to Stop Negative Thoughts : tips for getting rid of that negativity for good Love Your Face : these products look amazing (and inspiring too!) 7 Habits of Happy People : these are all such great habits to…
  • get grateful: a gratitude round-up!

    positively present
    17 Nov 2014 | 5:23 am
      I try to cultivate an attitude of gratitude all year long, but this time of year always encourages me to think more about what it means to be thankful — and to contemplate what I'm thankful for. Maybe it's because it's Thanksgiving or it's because it's the time of year that I do my annual Gratitude Photo Challenge, but for whatever reason, for me this time of year is all about being appreciative for what I have. I've been using — and reaping the benefits of — gratitude a lot in my life lately. It's been a crazy couple of months for…
  • positively present picks: november 14, 2014

    positively present
    14 Nov 2014 | 5:23 am
    Source   “May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears." Nelson Mandela   30-Day Gratitude Photo Challenge : halfway through + it's been great! Xmas Gift Ideas : Christmas Alphabet + Elf Mug on Society6 7 Step Guide to Heartbreak : an essential for navigating the pain Are You Settling in a Relationship? : three quick questions to sort it out  Free Yourself from Judgments + Drama : such wonderful inspiration 5 Life Lessons to Learn from Your Dog : 'cause dogs are brilliant! A Beautiful Mess Shop : my new favorite online shopping spot Life…
  • 6 ways to minimize moving day stress

    positively present
    10 Nov 2014 | 5:23 am
        Over the weekend I moved to a new apartment and, as anyone who has moved before knows, moving can be a stressful experience. It's very hard to stay positive and present when you're in the middle of relocating. Not only is it tough getting all of the stuff physically sorted (the packing... the address changing...), but moving can be a bit of an emotional upheaval as well. For me, it's been tough because I'm moving not as a matter of choice, but as a repercussion of ending a relationship. The relationship ended months ago, but the act of starting over in a new…
  • positively present picks: november 7, 2014

    positively present
    7 Nov 2014 | 5:23 am
    Source   “It was November --the month of crimson sunsets, parting birds,deep, sad hymns of the sea, passionatewind songs in the pines.”  L.M. Montgomery   30-Day Gratitude Photo Challenge : it's not too late to join in :) Finish 2014 with Power : an amazing guide for wrapping up the year Rest + Reset : the best thing you can do with your weekend Every Day Matters 2015 Diary : get your copy now for an inspired 2015! Radical Niceness : and this is just one reason I love Amy Poehler The History of the To Do List : and how to make one that works Get Grateful…
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    The Ordinary Buddha

  • Lessons from a Fallen Tree

    3 Nov 2014 | 5:22 am
    At around 6am on Saturday morning, a huge tree came crashing down onto my back lawn. My back yard rests up against a Nature preserve and I suppose Mother Nature was truly intent on getting rid of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • What If You Really Did

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

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

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

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

  • Living Like a Local in Tunisi

    14 Nov 2014 | 10:06 am
    Tunisia is one of those places that seems too good to be true. Clear water and perfect beaches? Check. A warm, but not too humid climate to enjoy those beaches? Check. A rich and cultured history that you can experience today? Check. I could go on and on, but you get the point. For those who have not yet been lucky enough to have a dream holiday in Tunisia, there are many flights with companies such as First Choice that you can book. Here’s a glimpse at the life of a Tunisian local.See the rest of this article after the jump »
  • #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…
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  • A Formula for Breakthrough – BE – DO- HAVE

    14 Nov 2014 | 2:59 pm
    Have you ever had a friend give you a give you a very needed “kick in the pants when you really needed it, even though it might have stung… it made a BIG difference?.  My friend once  shared with me a simple course correction that I could make in my approach to life and my network marketing business that would have a significant effect on my results, and happiness. It was so impactfull that it touched me emotionally. slapped me between the ears and upside the head actually! That’s the mark of TRUTH  It lazers in on the SOUL. I remembered that this same friend had…
  • Enthusiasm Flips the Switch!

    13 Nov 2014 | 11:34 pm
    Ralph Waldo Emerson once said “Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm,” Do you think there’s truth to that? Look back over some of the highlights in your career, schooling, relationship, spiritual life, parenting or anything you’ve done that was  truly great, and bet you dollars to donuts that you were enthused when you accomplished it, and people could feel your enthusiasm! A leader that I once worked with, used to have a saying that always stuck in my mind: “Knowledge is Power, but Enthusiasm flips the switch”.  What comes to mind when you…
  • Get Fired Up! Stop Looking For That Superstar and BE ONE!

    12 Nov 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Are YOU The Leader People Are Looking For? Have you considered lately how hungry people are to be uplifted, inspired, and LED? The industry is loaded with people out there looking for the “hitter”, or the “big fish” they can land in their business, that can bring over a down line, or at least a SUPERSTAR that will go to work, build their compensation plan, and sponsor a bunch of people!! Sound familiar? This is a very common desire and one that we hear every day. Fall out, or attrition, gets a little disconcerting sometimes, and every day it feels like you have to keep…
  • 5 Common Newbie Mistakes and How to Fix Them

    12 Nov 2014 | 1:36 pm
    Common Mistakes We See Newbies Make After getting through the time of being a newbie myself way back when, I can sure remember how I felt.  Other network marketers were out there succeeding, and it seemed like I was missing the “magic dust” or something. I felt as if I was doing everything right. I decided to look back at myself, and a few new people I know, and some common blunders that can be easily corrected to move more quickly along the path to success. 1) STOP getting ready to get ready. Stop organizing your work space, making sure your scripts are ok, going to meetings…
  • Mindfulness for Pain Management, Anxiety and Depression

    31 Aug 2014 | 3:51 pm
      Over the past 5 months I have been learning how to manage pain in a whole new way. It’s completely changed my life, and my outlook on health. Pharmaceuticals can only do so much. After a while pain medication can stop giving the body the originally intended benefit, and actually cause more harm than good. I found that my pain receptors were shot, and pain to me is ten times what it would be to a normal person.     My nervous system is like a circuit board that has gone haywire. Being introduced to Mindfulness as a way of pain management, along with breathing exercises…
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    Elise McDowell

  • 20 Tricks For Acing That Job Interview

    18 Nov 2014 | 11:59 am
    1. What's Your Why?Why did you apply for the job anyway? Hint: Don't say because you're on your last packet of instant noodles, have $2 left in the bank & are going to start prostituting yourself to pay off your student loans. It's not amateur hour. Regardless of whether it's your dream job or not, you wouldn't apply for a job you don't actually want to do, so why are you applying for that position in that industry? What about it lures you? Where are you hoping to go? Everybody out there is driven by a 'why'. I'm building my own business. Why? Cause I want to enjoy my fucking…
  • Sunday Reads #16: Paris Letters, DIY Beauty & Indoor Gardens

    8 Sep 2014 | 3:17 am
    Hey, it's a beautiful day!And naturally I want to spend it cleaning, sitting on a mountain, watching sheep & painting at sunset.What about you?Were you annoyed with the How I Met Your Mother finale? Well here's an alternative.Homemade gift ideasVanilla chocolate milkshake recipe10 DIY beauty secrets from your own gardenTwo of my faaavourite prints on etsy. here and here.5 indoor garden ideasEwwwwwwwwww!Ever wanted to receive letters from Paris?Cocktail recipes resourceWhat to do when you're stressed & overwhelmedxo
  • Sunday Reads #15: DIY Pet Bed, Watercolors & Stunt Work

    31 Aug 2014 | 3:01 am
    I love road trips,Especially when the highway leads you all the way back to your hometown.When I go back home it's like I can finally relax and let all the stresses of city life fall away - at least for a day or two. Because it was Mum's birthday, Scott tagged along too.. who am I kidding, he had no choice but to come. It was a perfect weekend with the family.And back to the city..25 ways to celebrate your anniversaryever wanted to learn how to paint with watercolors?28 cute puppy pictureslive your calling25 ways to beat bloggers blockchia seed pudding recipedo you ever worry your partner…
  • 25 Ways To Beat Bloggers Block

    28 Aug 2014 | 4:51 pm
    It's confession time..I have been suffering from bloggers block for the last year.It came out of nowhere, when everything was running perfectly and my little blog was gaining a lot of momentum. All of a sudden I didn't know what to write, I tried and I tried but no matter what I did I turned into a little rebellious teenager and ran away from the computer!I'd procrastinate and switch topics constantly. I believed that if I just got 'clarity' I'd be able to write again. I got tons of clarity and still convinced myself that it wasn't perfect. I went round and round in circles but I still…
  • Sunday Reads #14: Space, Anaconda & changing the world

    23 Aug 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Wow, this weekend the weather put on it's best performance for us here in Auckland. I'm not kidding. It literally went the extra mile to give us good service - I even got to bathe my atrociously pasty white legs in the sun!Summer is coming! :DBeen a little obsessed with Space and Science this week. Trawl through the articles here.29 satellite photos from google earth.blackberry buttercake recipe.OMG Beyonce at the VMA's right?! LOVE her.What's your unspoken relationship rule?Don't hate me for liking this song. #sorrynotsorryHow to change the world and still have time for friends.18 easy ways…
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    Wishingwell Life Coaching

  • Low Pressure, High Impact Career Help If You Don’t Know What You Want To Do Next

    Jessica Sweet
    16 Nov 2014 | 11:48 am
    The other day I was typing happily on my Mac while sitting in bed. What I was writing about really isn’t important. But what happened to me while I was writing is. You see, it was the end of the day, and I was relaxed and happy – in my own home. The last thing I expected was that I had something to worry about. But I did. Because out of nowhere my 17-pound cat, Lucy, jumped up to be with me. She wanted some snuggle time, I’m sure. But she landed directly on my keyboard. I panicked, thinking a 17-pound cat can’t be good for a Macbook, so instead of shooing her off like…
  • Choosing A Career in 5 Steps Even if it Feels Impossible

    Jessica Sweet
    9 Nov 2014 | 2:23 pm
    Are you still trying to decide what you want to do when you grow up?  But you’re already grown – into your 40’s or 50’s even?  And you probably already have a career. You’ve just never decided what you actually want to do. Never mind that you’ve been doing something for all these years. When you’re thinking about it and trying to decide how to make a career transition, it might feel impossible.  How do you make a career move when you don´t know what you want to do? How do u make a #career move when u don´t know what u want to do?
  • Inspiring People Do This. What’s Preventing You?

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

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

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

  • Are You Wearing a Cloak of Invisibility?

    Yol Swan
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:55 am
    Do you feel unseen and unheard as an individual or conscious entrepreneur? Oh, I’ve been there. As a kid I was supposed to follow directions, deal with my emotions on my own, and remain invisible. This created a pattern of self-perception that got reinforced and repeated growing up. Yet I couldn’t see it until I had invested many years in…Read more
  • Are You The Tortoise Or The Hare?

    Yol Swan
    12 Nov 2014 | 9:55 am
    Can you tell the difference between a new TV show and one from 20 or 30 years ago? I bet it’s easy, and not just because of the way people are dressed, but mainly because everything goes quicker now, from scene transitions to how actors speak. I remember being a new mom and seeing all sorts of programs for babies…Read more
  • Are You a Conscious Entrepreneur?

    Yol Swan
    5 Nov 2014 | 8:55 am
    First of all, let me clarify. You don’t need to run a business to be an entrepreneur. We are all engaged in the most complex and challenging of all enterprises: our life. Since the way you do anything is the way you tend to do everything, in my experience the same rules that apply to business (especially a service oriented…Read more
  • How Do You Direct Your Creative Power?

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

    Yol Swan
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:55 am
    I grew up in a dysfunctional family where love was something I had to prove worthy of by behaving according to what was expected of me. My parents would say something like “being a good student,” but then show that it was something else through their attitudes, actions, and reactions. They really expected me to take responsibility for others. So…Read more
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  • For exam takers, especially creative types — Our Lady of Good Studies – Marshall McLuhan’s favorite title of BVM

    Tanya A. Goodman
    13 Nov 2014 | 9:49 am
    Tanya A. Goodman:As a journalist and Catholic, I had to re-blog this post today. I might mention, I am also preparing for an exam. So, I spent a little preparation time on the Internet seeking prayers for exam takers I could add to my own. This blog post proved particularly interesting to me. It mentioned Marshall McLuhan. Anyone who has ever studied journalism knows the name Marshall McLuhan. A man of insight, he is well-known and respected in the field of media. I am taking a final exam in Financial Accounting. The course is from Wharton, University of Pennsylvania, online through Coursera…
  • Honoring veterans with prayer

    Tanya A. Goodman
    10 Nov 2014 | 5:58 pm
      Bless them abundantly For the hardships they faced, For the sacrifices they made For their many different contributions To America’s victories Over tyranny and oppression. We respect them, we thank them,  And we pray that you will watch over These special people  And bless them with peace and happiness. Excerpted from Joanna Fuchs “Veteran’s Day Prayer”
  • The goodness of the whole

    Tanya A. Goodman
    6 Nov 2014 | 9:30 pm
    How often do we let one conversation define a relationship? A paucity of words or “one word too many” can begin erosion of what has taken years to build. Words can be wounding and their absence deafening. One thing said or done may leave us off kilter, but only momentarily. We seek balance. We cannot be stuck in a moment in time. Let us go forward remembering, living and loving the goodness of the whole. – Tanya Goodman   A person isn’t who they are during the last conversation you had with them — they’re who they’ve been throughout your whole…
  • A ‘Great Pumpkin’ kind of faith

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

    Tanya A. Goodman
    28 Sep 2014 | 5:40 pm
    Life was boundless when I was a teenager. Dreams and possibilities swirled through my mind. There were no limits. It seemed as if there would always be a tomorrow. As the years passed, I began to realize the wisdom of the earlier generation. “Life is short, enjoy it and don’t put things off. Tomorrow is not promised,” they used to remind me. I could hear tinkling like wind chimes in my mind when I read Jamie Lee Wallace’s (Suddenly Jamie) Sept. 20, 2014, post to her blog “Live to Write — Write to Live.” The theme was life is short. Indeed, life is short. Every morning I decide…
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    SMART Living 365

  • Grateful For The Little Things

    Kathy Gottberg
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Have you ever noticed that when you pay attention and stay grateful for the little things in your life, most things seem to go well?  As some of you know, since November 1st I’ve been participating in a gratitude challenge … Continue reading → You're reading Grateful For The Little Things 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 Grateful For The Little Things appeared first on…
  • Why I’m A Grateful Quitter And Why I Wish Everyone Else Was Too

    Kathy Gottberg
    14 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Yes, I’m a quitter—smoking that is. No I won’t pretend it was ever SMART or healthy. Unfortunately back when I was a smoker we didn’t think much about it. But just like how eating too much sugar is considered bad … Continue reading → You're reading Why I’m A Grateful Quitter And Why I Wish Everyone Else Was Too 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 Why I’m A Grateful…
  • Ten Reasons I’m Grateful For A Small (er) House

    Kathy Gottberg
    7 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    The Internet is full of posts, articles and photos of people who are embracing a more minimal lifestyle and promoting the Small House Movement. Just Google if you’re curious. One guy has remodeled a trash dumpster and now calls that … Continue reading → You're reading Ten Reasons I’m Grateful For A Small (er) House 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 Ten Reasons I’m…
  • SMART Living Features Best of Boomer Blogs

    Kathy Gottberg
    3 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    This week for the first time SMART Living 365 is hosting The Best of Boomer Blogs #379. My links have been featured on each of the blogs listed below during the last month and I’m happy (and grateful) to now share these … Continue reading → You're reading SMART Living Features Best of Boomer Blogs 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 SMART Living Features Best of Boomer…
  • 3rd Annual SMART Living Gratitude Challenge 2014…Ten Things of Thankful TToT

    Kathy Gottberg
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    “We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” ~Thornton Wilder I believe being grateful and thankful is a big part of a happy and SMART Life. In fact, in case … Continue reading → You're reading 3rd Annual SMART Living Gratitude Challenge 2014…Ten Things of Thankful TToT an article written by Kathy Gottberg and originally posted on: SMART Living 365 If you enjoyed this article please be sure and subscribe to our home page feed: HERE and follow this site and Kathy on Facebook, and Twitter, and Google+! The post 3rd…
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    Compete Every Day

  • Doing it Right Takes Longer

    Melisa Aguilar-Rehm
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    “Keep your core engaged, use your hips, and squeeze your butt,” I shouted to my bootcampers as they worked on kettlebell swings. “Sqeezing your butt makes a difference. Doing it right takes longer,” one of them shouted back. And immediately I thought, “Ain’t that the truth?!” Not just in the kettlebell swing, but in every aspect of life. From fitness, to nutrition, to finances, to business-building, and beyond…. pain-staking as it may be, doing things the right way typically does take longer. In a world of instant messaging, google search results in 0.25 seconds, single cups…
  • Competitor of the Week: Reid Fitzgerald

    Christine Reppa
    19 Nov 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:  Reid Fitzgerald Location:  Ft. Worth, TX (CrossFit Panther City) Social media links: Facebook- Reid Fitzgerald      Instagram- RFitz_crossfit 1.  Tell us about yourself!  I have been an athlete throughout my life, very competitive in everything I…
  • Compete for Greatness Design Contest

    18 Nov 2014 | 4:50 pm
    The new year starts with you. A new year means new opportunities to seize, new games to win, and new goals to crush. It’s a new chapter, moving beyond the disappointments, heartbreaks, and losses of 2014. 2015 is your new start – and will be your best year yet if you Compete for it. And there’s no better way to start the new year than with motivation from within. Compete Every Day is proud to announce our Compete for Greatness Shirt Contest. You design the first CED shirt of 2015. That’s right, your artwork will be the first shirt we produce this upcoming year and the first shirt of…
  • Monday Morning Motivation: 11.17.14

    17 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
  • Do Us a Favor

    14 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Do us a favor. Quit selling your self short.
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    Stacia Pierce | Life Coach 2 Women

  • 12 Ways to Give Back to Your Clients for Thanksgiving

    Stacia Pierce
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    The holiday shopping season is a time to make big profits, but the holidays are, of course, about much more than just turning a profit. When my family and I get together on Thanksgiving, one thing we always do is take time to share what we’re thankful for. As a business owner, I’m so grateful […]
  • How to Create a Holiday Marketing Calendar

    Stacia Pierce
    12 Nov 2014 | 11:12 am
    Holiday shopping is huge! November and December retail sales are forecast to be about $616 billion this year. Yes, that’s billion, with a B. Online sales will be about $105 billion. Every year, holiday shopping makes up about one fifth of annual retail sales (statistics from the National Retail Federation). That’s 20% of sales in […]
  • 11 Ways To Make Your Business Stand Out On Small Business Saturday

    Stacia Pierce
    5 Nov 2014 | 11:52 am
    Small Business Saturday takes place every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This year it falls on November 29th. It was begun in 2010 by American Express and has been gaining popularity and impact ever since. Small Business Saturday is a great way to kick-start your holiday season. By participating, you can do more than […]
  • Your Expectation Determines Your Situation

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

    Stacia Pierce
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:20 pm
    You’ve been equipped with an incredible power that can help you achieve your dreams and goals. This power can even bring healing to your body and clarity to your mind. This incredible, simple, powerful tool is one that you use every day: the words of your mouth. If you’re like most men, you say about […]
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  • 6 Ways To Live Creatively (Even If You’re Not Artistic)

    Leslie Ralph
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:30 am
    “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” ~Pablo Picasso Life is art, and each of us has extensive experience in this art form – it is a lifelong endeavor, after all. However, most of us would probably not consider ourselves to be artists. This is rather unfortunate. As children, many of us probably enjoyed creating art, even those of us who today apologize for not being very artistic or creative (often before we even try). Is this because all children are inherently more creative, or is it more about how a child approaches life? What is it that…
  • Chill Out This Thanksgiving: 8 Ways To Keep Holiday Stress At Bay

    Barb Schmidt
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:30 am
    This time of the year, the words holiday and stress often go hand in hand. Although stress is something we may have to deal with on a daily basis, this festive season comes around only once a year. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could start feeling less stressed as these special days approach? The hustle and bustle of holiday preparations, office parties, and pre-holiday gatherings have a way of filling up our already busy schedules. We suddenly have even more we need to do—so of course we are feeling stretched to our limits! The stress we are experiencing is a normal response to…
  • 5 Surprising Ways You Can Heal Your Body Naturally

    Patrick Lerouge
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:30 am
    We all know that the body heals, yet we take it for granted or we don’t trust it when we need to. Once we make it past “paper cut level,” we think our body forgets how to heal. Then we start looking up illnesses frantically online. We lose faith that the body can heal anything. We have to allow our bodies to do what it naturally does. Pain is a part of life, and we need to learn to respond to it, not react to it. We must start having faith that bigger injuries and pains in our lives will go away just the same as the small cuts do, or it will just exacerbate the problem. So how do you…
  • The Importance Of Being Grateful

    Jamelle Sanders
    18 Nov 2014 | 2:00 pm
    While we are all getting excited about the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, it’s important to think about gratitude. Gratitude is one of the most important elements for success. It’s the key to experiencing life at its best. Many will tell you that hard work and dedication produce success. However, being grateful for your blessings in life is arguably what opens the door to a life of success and prosperity. Gratitude is a powerful practice that can revolutionize your life forever! Here’s why. The Importance Of Gratitude 1. Gratitude flows from a heart of “thanksgiving.” Thanksgiving…
  • 5 Secrets Nutritionists And Fitness Experts Haven’t Told You

    Jenn Zerling, MS, CPT
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:30 am
    For the last 14 years of my career as a fitness expert, the same message still exists today: lose weight quickly with “this” amazing diet or exercise program! Why are there so many of these “options,” yet this country’s waist line is still growing? It wasn’t until the last six years of my career that I realized that there was a huge part of my industry that overlooked the missing link: to supply someone with a plan of action that is sustainable and doable. Here are the areas that the fitness experts and and nutritionists have failed to clearly outline. 1. You do not need to work…
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    The Law of Attraction Library

  • The Science of Attraction

    Richard Ingersoll
    15 Nov 2014 | 4:52 am
      Have you ever wondered what it was that attracted a man to a woman, or vice versa? What it is about one specific individual that seems to make them irresistible to the opposite sex? Why, when everyone else is sitting home on a Friday night, they can have three dates with plans for breakfast the next morning? There are a number of different factors to be considered, but let us first take a look at the core of the situation: the science of attraction. The central component in the selection of a mate lies in the evolutionary need to continue the species. In the wild mates that were weak…
  • Master Your Life Using the Law of Attraction

    Richard Ingersoll
    8 Nov 2014 | 4:33 am
    . . Are you determined to learn how to use the Law of Attraction? Then you have finally reached the right place to start your journey to Master You Life Using the Law of Attraction … NOW … Not tomorrow, Not in 12 months’ time !! Republished by Blog Post PromoterThe post Master Your Life Using the Law of Attraction appeared first on The Law of Attraction Library.
  • Daily Positive Affirmations – A Tool for Life

    Richard Ingersoll
    1 Nov 2014 | 4:40 am
    . . Perhaps you have heard of the “Law of Attraction“. This law states that you attract to yourself the things that you believe. If you use positive affirmations, good things will follow, and bad things follow negative thinking. So if you want to improve your everyday life, you will want to use daily affirmations to begin changing the “self talk” that may not have been giving such uplifting feedback. Using daily affirmations improves anyone’s mental status, regardless of circumstances. It doesn’t matter what has happened in the past, today is a fresh start…
  • Law of Attraction NewsMay 6, 2007

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

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

  • lights

    21 Nov 2014 | 6:03 am
    there's more to bob than just a pretty tail...SQUIRRELOSOPHY! also check out the main site...BOB THE SQUIRREL! — 2015 BOB THE SQUIRREL CALENDAR – Start 2015 with a Bob! Grab one today! BRAND NEW BOB THE SQUIRREL BOOKS for 2014!!! The strip collection: generic bob and the GIGANTIC 160 page monster SQUIRRELOSOPHY collection same squirrel, different day… […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post lights appeared first on Squirrelosophy–Life by Bob the Squirrel.
  • hitting

    19 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    there's more to bob than just a pretty tail...SQUIRRELOSOPHY! also check out the main site...BOB THE SQUIRREL! — 2015 BOB THE SQUIRREL CALENDAR – Start 2015 with a Bob! Grab one today! BRAND NEW BOB THE SQUIRREL BOOKS for 2014!!! The strip collection: generic bob and the GIGANTIC 160 page monster SQUIRRELOSOPHY collection same squirrel, different day… […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post hitting appeared first on Squirrelosophy–Life by Bob the Squirrel.
  • sitting

    17 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    there's more to bob than just a pretty tail...SQUIRRELOSOPHY! also check out the main site...BOB THE SQUIRREL! REMEMBER! All the SQUIRRELOSOPHY original art is available for purchase. If there’s a button under the image, it’s ready for you! — 2015 BOB THE SQUIRREL CALENDAR – Start 2015 with a Bob! Grab one today! BRAND NEW BOB THE […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post sitting appeared first on Squirrelosophy–Life by Bob the Squirrel.
  • dawn

    14 Nov 2014 | 6:30 am
    there's more to bob than just a pretty tail...SQUIRRELOSOPHY! also check out the main site...BOB THE SQUIRREL! — 2015 BOB THE SQUIRREL CALENDAR – Start 2015 with a Bob! Grab one today! BRAND NEW BOB THE SQUIRREL BOOKS for 2014!!! The strip collection: generic bob and the GIGANTIC 160 page monster SQUIRRELOSOPHY collection same squirrel, different day… […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post dawn appeared first on Squirrelosophy–Life by Bob the Squirrel.
  • tense intensity

    12 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    there's more to bob than just a pretty tail...SQUIRRELOSOPHY! also check out the main site...BOB THE SQUIRREL! — 2015 BOB THE SQUIRREL CALENDAR – Start 2015 with a Bob! Grab one today! BRAND NEW BOB THE SQUIRREL BOOKS for 2014!!! The strip collection: generic bob and the GIGANTIC 160 page monster SQUIRRELOSOPHY collection same squirrel, different day… […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post tense intensity appeared first on Squirrelosophy–Life by Bob the Squirrel.
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    Simply Intentional

  • Making Progress In Parenting

    21 Nov 2014 | 1:36 pm
    I can remember my fear at being a new parent very clearly.  At the time, I was sure I was dealing with issues that no other parent had dealt with before.  Of course, I learned that wasn't true. I was also convinced that I was raising my children to be more creative, more original, more intelligent than I was and perhaps, even than their peers.  I soon found out how impossible - and exhausting - that would be.As a parent, I think THAT is our nature - to want more for our children AND to believe we can provide that space for greatness to emerge.  What became clear as I grew…
  • Have An Awesome Weekend

    16 Nov 2014 | 10:49 am
    It's a busy weekend for us.  First, we're hosting Kevin's family for an early Thanksgiving dinner (plus the birthdays thrown in).  Then, we're off to New Orleans on Sunday for a few days of work and fun.  It's my first time in the French Quarter and I'm excited to take everything in.  Hope you enjoy your weekend and here are a few fun and inspiring links from around the web....What's your purpose today?Spiritual economics - training the mental muscle (podcast)Two rules of givingWhen peace goes away, it doesn't make a soundHow to make every day countA reason to forgive your…
  • Expectations For Prayer

    11 Nov 2014 | 5:15 pm
    Prayer is an opportunity to make a conscious choice about how you want your life to look.  It's a chance to put your dreams out there to the Universe and let it conspire to help make it happen.So, what if you're praying for something you want badly and it just doesn't seem to show up in your life?  For me, I went through a period in time where I struggled financially and it seemed my prayers were always about money. I could see myself living a financially free life. I affirmed my prosperity and abundance daily. I gave thanks for my overflowing bank account.And yet, I still lived…
  • Have A Wonderful Weekend

    8 Nov 2014 | 9:26 am
    This weekend, we're going to a Nadine Risha concert.  She has an amazing voice and I've heard her back-up band adds a nice touch to her performance.  I'm also planning to make a big batch of fudge brownies with walnuts.  I've been craving brownies for about a week and I figure it's time to indulge a little.  What are you up to?  Hope it's a little indulgent too :-)  Have a great one and here are a few fun and inspiring links from around the web....What habits are best for creativity?Don't let your past keep you from your futureStop comparing yourself to others…
  • The Universal Flow Of Giving

    7 Nov 2014 | 2:38 pm
    Money - easy come, easy go.  That's the perception I've lived with for a long time.  Recently, I've noticed because of that perception, I tend to keep score with my generosity.And while I'm keeping score and sometimes hoarding my money or making judgement calls about who I feel safe being generous with, I can feel my bank account shrinking.  It all comes back to the Universal Law of giving - the tighter I hold onto money (or love or a job) the more I struggle with bringing money (or love or a job) into my life. On the other hand, when I remember that there is more than enough…
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    Inspiring Evolution

  • What to do when nothing feels right?

    Baldeep Kaur
    12 Nov 2014 | 10:47 pm
    Why do you tell everyone about your problems? Be strong. Why are you so weak? Listen to my advice. Keep your problems to yourself. People make fun of you. Do you need everyone’s pity or sympathy? I don’t understand. Learn to manage your emotions. Everyone faces problems. Be strong and face it. There is no […]
  • 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 […]
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    Pinch Me Living with Bernadette Logue - Unleash Personally & Professionally

  • My Misunderstanding About Financial Freedom – Don’t Make the Same Mistake!

    Bernadette Logue
    18 Nov 2014 | 12:41 am
    For over a decade I had a successful corporate career working in all sorts of diverse businesses… big, small, private and public organisations. I made great money and did well for myself. I hoarded that money. I got assets. I got possessions. I invested. I kept earning as much as I could. Consciously, logically and practically, I was doing... Read More Continue reading My Misunderstanding About Financial Freedom – Don’t Make the Same Mistake! on Pinch Me Living with Bernadette Logue - Unleash Personally & Professionally
  • 5 Calming Steps for When Things Are Falling Apart

    Bernadette Logue
    11 Nov 2014 | 1:01 am
    There are times when it feels like things are falling apart – perhaps in relation to a specific goal, in a unique situation, in one general area of your life, or perhaps like a perfect storm with things going wrong in various areas of your life at all once. This might send you into... Read More Continue reading 5 Calming Steps for When Things Are Falling Apart on Pinch Me Living with Bernadette Logue - Unleash Personally & Professionally
  • Morning Meditation for Higher Perspective, Personal Power & Inner Peace

    Bernadette Logue
    3 Nov 2014 | 2:32 pm
    This is a guided meditation for your morning ritual, to set you up for a day of higher perspective, personal power and inner peace. Use this meditation to DETACH from the mind noise and small details of daily life, to rise above it and find that place of clarity, intuition and peaceful bigger picture view.... Read More Continue reading Morning Meditation for Higher Perspective, Personal Power & Inner Peace on Pinch Me Living with Bernadette Logue - Unleash Personally & Professionally
  • A Key Life Lesson to Shortcut Issues

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

    Bernadette Logue
    18 Oct 2014 | 2:30 am
    Life can get heavy. It can get very serious. Even in the simple routine of day to day life, we carry with us many responsibilities and requirements to fulfil. We can lose perspective of what is most meaningful, valuable and important. We can end up taking things too seriously, taking ourselves too seriously and... Read More Continue reading Are You Taking Things Too Seriously? on Pinch Me Living with Bernadette Logue - Unleash Personally & Professionally
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    Beta Motivation » Everything


    21 Nov 2014 | 11:11 am
    Today, I am here to make a MASSIVE announcement. I’ve basically been waiting all year to be able to tell you this. Enjoy! xo Prefer to Read? Click Here My book is finally written!!! The launch date is March 23, 2015. The reason I chose this date is that it’s my brother’s birthday. I figured that if my mother can push out an entire human being on that day, then surely I can pull of launching a book on that date. The tentative title of the book is “Story, Story” The reason I titled the book that way is because, well, it’s a story. It’s not a “how…
  • ❼ 2 Free Templates for Deciding What to Do With Your Life (and Blog)

    14 Nov 2014 | 4:17 am
    I’ve been using some variation of this life plan template for about 3 years and I have to say, it works. Get it here Subscribe to get this template asap Because of This Template, I’m not confused about what I want to do with my life I can make decisions with confidence and say no to things that don’t serve my bigger vision I’ve made some massive progress toward my goal to make a difference before i’m old. If any of this sounds good to you, Subscribe to get this template asap How I Use It I have it pinned to a secret board on Pinterest so I can look at it anytime…
  • ❼ 10 Things White Americans Don’t Know About Black Africans

    7 Nov 2014 | 1:22 pm
    This post is something that has been on my mind since September. Enjoy! xo Prefer to Read? Click Here In September, I attended a conference where one of the presenters said something that really stood out to me. She said, I want to make a difference and I really want to help others but Africa just feels like a black hole She is not the first white person I have heard use the phrase “black hole” in the context of making a difference in Africa. So here are 10 things I wish more Americans knew about Africa and Africans. #1. East Africa and West Africa are VERY Far Apart So when I…
  • ❼ The Innocent Trap that Catches People that Like to Help Other People

    31 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    When I go back and read certain things that I wrote on this blog two or three years ago, I find my eyes growing a little rounder and my jaw dropping a little lower. Great examples of this are: Something I wrote about money and this other thing I wrote about failure. I wonder how come I had knowledge of these things 2 years ago when I am only just now becoming completely confident in my application of the concepts they contain. I am very surprised that two years can pass between the time that I understand something and the time I begin to do the thing with peace and confidence. Why did it…
  • ❼ BIG Thank You and a MAJOR Prediction abt Facebook

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

  • I Don’t Want To Die Like Robin Williams

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

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

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

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

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

  • The Universe is a Quantum Universe

    8 Nov 2014 | 3:56 pm
    I was having a conversation recently with someone about being a psychic. (I use the word intuitive as on my business cards and flyers because it is a less fraught word for many people). My... CLICK ON LINK TO READ FULL POST
  • 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
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    Making Motivation

  • Waiter for the homeless : an awesome prank by awesome people

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

    11 Sep 2014 | 1:12 am
    Imagine you receiving the below letter from your physician who is about to die,thanking you and all his other patients for  trusting him with your health and lives  over the years that he has been in the field. Image via Imgur It’s really nice to know that one can take the time to show such ...The post Touching Letter to Patients from a terminal ill Physician appeared first on Making Motivation.
  • This baby discovers he can finally do this on his own and his reaction is unforgettable

    19 Jul 2014 | 11:44 am
    Babies bring a fresh perspective into our jaded lives with their innocence and their ability to take pleasure in simple things.  However, what I find amazing is the way they pass it on to us – Look at this baby and the way the parents laugh at his antics.  Who would have thought that a ...The post This baby discovers he can finally do this on his own and his reaction is unforgettable appeared first on Making Motivation.
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    Pi values!

  • Lessons for a father - This Too Shall Pass!

    16 Nov 2014 | 10:53 pm
    Image Courtesy: FlickrEver heard of that famous king that asked for wisdom in the form of words that always held true? The wise people of his court came up with: "This Too Shall Pass!". There are multiple variations of the story but the wisdom behind the statement still holds true.Rudyard Kipling, in his memorable "If", mentioned both Triumph and Disaster as imposters. His reference was to our successes and failures in life and how they both go hand in hand and never stay constant. The king's wisdom to accept the phrase was corroborated in this piece of fine poetry.The case of resting on our…
  • Lessons for a father - Pistachios Anybody?

    9 Nov 2014 | 11:31 pm
    Image Courtesy: FlickrI love pistachios! We cannot finish a trip to the local wholesale store without me getting my hands on them. Looks like, luckily, we have been able to transfer the same pistachio love to our son too!While going through our last batch of the amazing nut, a thought came to my mind. The process of eating them resembled our lives so much.The box of pistachios represented, to me, opportunities that we get in our lives. To get to the fruit, we had to put in hard work. If we work hard enough, we will, once in a while, get an opportunity, in the form of nuts that are already…
  • Lessons for a father - Awesomeness As A Service

    2 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    In a world being lead by technology and information, almost everything can be grabbed from or put into the Cloud. We are not bound by geography to get to things that are important to us. We do not carry huge files, heavy machines and bulky printouts to share information. We use the Cloud to access everything from software to infrastructure as a service.All the technological innovation, and it is great where it is, still cannot provide human interaction and behavior over the Internet. We still have to talk. We have to lead. We have to love and care and respect. The tools might be easily…
  • Lessons for a father - The Ripple Effect

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

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

  • “I must be happy. All the time.” – Is That True?

    8 Nov 2014 | 7:07 am
    This post may disturb those inclined towards compulsive positive thinking.  But it is likely to provide much needed relief to those who feel stretched and pressured by this kind of an expectation.  For myself, I have found that calling a spade a spade (and a rose a rose!) brings immense ease.  So much of our energy is spent in denial and suppression of our thoughts and feelings.  This very avoidance keeps alive and persistent that which we wish to run from.  As also the consequent self- judgment and perpetual exhaustion.  For when we cannot control what we experience, we end up feeling…
  • 9 Clearing Statements To Address The Fear Of Uncertainty

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

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

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

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

  • Meeting the Moment

    21 Nov 2014 | 5:48 am
    In a recent issue of Shambhala Sun, beloved Buddhist writer and teacher Sylvia Boorstein writes about a simple daily practice she has been doing for more than ten years. She recites two sentences to herself: "May I meet this moment fully" and "May I meet it as a friend."In the article, she described how these sentences helped her through a stressful situation when her plane was delayed when she was traveling to visit a close friend who was very ill. She was able turn her anger, stress and irritation into insight about what was really bothering her and, ultimately, calm acceptance.These…
  • 5 Tips for Better Sleep

    19 Nov 2014 | 5:33 am
    Sleep is like a tonic for life; if we've had enough sleep, we feel great and can face the day with equanimity. If we haven't, everything seems more difficult and stressful. Use these five tips to sleep more peacefully and consistently through the night and wake up refreshed for each new day:1. Improve your sleeping habits and environment. Your bedroom should be a sanctuary for sleep; do not do work there or use a TV or computer. Windows should have thick curtains and shades to ensure total darkness and block the morning sunlight during sleeping hours. Strive to keep a regular bedtime…
  • Your Spiritual Essence

    18 Nov 2014 | 7:21 am
    Connecting with your spirit is like finding the best part of yourself. The spirit leads and guides every aspect of life when it’s allowed it to. Your spiritual essence provides the energy source to live in the light. Just as the body speaks to you letting you know its physical condition, your spirit, which is your unconscious consciousness, leads you in clear direction.Tuning InYou must be in tuned and aware of your spiritual essence as it can take you emotionally to a place of function in dysfunctional environments. The ability to cope in chaotic situations cannot primarily depend on…
  • Using the NLP "Circle of Excellence" Tool for Success

    17 Nov 2014 | 7:05 am
    Summoning up increased confidence at will is easier than you might think. An NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) technique called the "Circle of Excellence” can help you to bring past experiences of confidence into present-day situations. Calm your fear of public speaking, boost sports performance, and have access to more confidence in any situation by using these four steps:1. Create the CircleStart by imagining a circle in front of you on the floor. Visualize it about 3 feet in diameter, large enough to step into.2. Your Most Confident SelfStep inside the circle and think of your most…
  • How Sleep Can Impact Nearly Every Aspect of Life

    14 Nov 2014 | 7:18 am
    Most people have heard the importance of getting a solid eight hours of rest at night. They might have even heard that it is good for their health. Sleep can actually have an enormous impact on your wellbeing because it is the time that the body uses to regulate itself. People are often shocked to learn that it can impact nearly every aspect of their lives, including their memory, their rate of inflammation, and even their creativity.MemoryA study published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology by Terry R Barrett and Bruce R. Ekstrand examined what undergraduates could recall after either…
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    Coffee-Stained Journal

  • Concrete Memories

    9 Nov 2014 | 3:09 am
    Concrete Memories | #in160charactersA string of light, reminiscent of a crack through time;stony silence, obstacle for clandestine thoughts.Nostalgia for this distant day in the future.The post Concrete Memories appeared first on Coffee-Stained Journal.
  • The Laughing Heart ~ Charles Bukowski

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

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

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

    18 Aug 2014 | 1:18 am
    Spark of Madness | #in160charactersBurning ambition, daring, staring, a glow in the eyes.Dance with the flame, flaring, caring, the fire within.Praise the blaze, eventually, the ashes of life.The post Spark of Madness appeared first on Coffee-Stained Journal.
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    Sad and Love Picture

  • Yesterday is gone tomorrow

    9 Nov 2014 | 7:35 pm
    Yesterday is gone tomorrow is mystery today is blessing The post Yesterday is gone tomorrow appeared first on Sad and Love Picture. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • It’s simple never lie to someone

    9 Nov 2014 | 6:30 pm
    It’s simple never lie to someone who trust you and never trust someone who lies to you. The post It’s simple never lie to someone appeared first on Sad and Love Picture. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • A person who loves you truly will never

    4 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
    A person who loves you truly will never let you go whatever the situation is. The post A person who loves you truly will never appeared first on Sad and Love Picture. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Why We Shout In Anger

    4 Nov 2014 | 7:30 pm
    A Hindu saint who was visiting river Ganges to take bath found a group of family members on the banks, shouting in The post Why We Shout In Anger appeared first on Sad and Love Picture. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Decide This Minute to never Again

    24 Oct 2014 | 6:46 am
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    Programming Life

  • Life’s Little Nudges

    Matt Catlett
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:41 pm
    Do you feel like you’re constantly dealing with irritating things? Do you feel that the people around you don’t support you? If so, it’s time for you to take a step back and get a broader view of your life. Neither of those common complaints are absolute realities. They’re just interpretations of your life and [&hellip The post Life’s Little Nudges appeared first on Programming Life.
  • Making Games

    Matt Catlett
    15 Nov 2014 | 7:04 am
    There are deadly games and lovely games. The deadly games are the ones that we buy into as if all the good things in life depend on them. The lovely games are the ones we do just for the fun of playing. Any game can be deadly or lovely; it all depends on how much [&hellip The post Making Games appeared first on Programming Life.
  • Arthritis, Spirituality, and Veganism

    Matt Catlett
    13 Nov 2014 | 7:03 am
    I’ve felt like a Frankenstein monster, bolted at the joints with metal pins that grated and popped. It was my sophomore course in arthritis, since my freshman lesson was the torn ligament in my ankle. Ever since I read the wonderful book Shaman, by Kim Stanley Robinson, I’ve fallen into the habit of naming persistent [&hellip The post Arthritis, Spirituality, and Veganism appeared first on Programming Life.
  • Ghosts of Self

    Matt Catlett
    9 Nov 2014 | 7:32 am
    As I sit to write, I sit with all those versions of myself that have done this and will do this. As you sit to read, you too are joining yourself across time. I am also the reader and you are also the writer; just the two of us have formed a vast congregation just [&hellip The post Ghosts of Self appeared first on Programming Life.
  • October 2014 Rundown – 94 Links

    Matt Catlett
    4 Nov 2014 | 8:10 am
    I hope you had a wonderful Halloween. My son was Venom, his first real experience trick-or-treating – he had a brave adventure through neighborhoods full of monsters, superheroes, and princesses. I have a different adventure for you: the link collection from October 2014. The only ghosts or vampires you’ll find here are those within you. [&hellip The post October 2014 Rundown – 94 Links appeared first on Programming Life.
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    Live Bold and Bloom

  • Pre-Holiday Sale: Get 3 Books For $.99 Each

    Barrie Davenport
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:28 am
    Are you starting to think about holiday gifts? We’re just five weeks away from Christmas, and if you or the people on your gift list love self-improvement, this is a great week to stock up on my books. I’m running a special Pre-Holiday $.99 Sale on three of my books: Building Confidence: Get Motivated, Overcome… Continue Reading… The post Pre-Holiday Sale: Get 3 Books For $.99 Each appeared first on Live Bold and Bloom.
  • 25 Things To Remember When Low Self-Esteem Kicks Your Butt

    Barrie Davenport
    16 Nov 2014 | 12:44 pm
    There was a time in my life when I didn’t believe in myself. Having grown up in your average dysfunctional family, I found myself in the role of peacekeeper and people pleaser from a young age. I believed if I was compliant and accommodating, I could keep everyone happy and prevent the wackadoodle behavior… Continue Reading… The post 25 Things To Remember When Low Self-Esteem Kicks Your Butt appeared first on Live Bold and Bloom.
  • How To Fix A Relationship With A “Couple Bubble”

    Barrie Davenport
    9 Nov 2014 | 8:02 am
    Have you ever considered going to a relationship therapist to help you and your significant other work through conflict? Frustration, fighting, and detachment are common problems in marriage or any intimate relationship, but when you learn how to create a “couple bubble,” you have a powerful platform for quickly regaining trust… Continue Reading… The post How To Fix A Relationship With A “Couple Bubble” appeared first on Live Bold and Bloom.
  • 30 Signs Of Emotional Abuse In A Relationship

    Barrie Davenport
    6 Nov 2014 | 10:14 am
    Nothing is more damaging to your confidence and self-esteem than being in an emotionally abusive relationship. Unlike physical abuse which rears its ugly head in dramatic outbursts, emotional abuse can be more insidious and elusive. In some cases, neither the abuser nor the victim are fully aware it’s happening. The most obvious scenario for emotional… Continue Reading… The post 30 Signs Of Emotional Abuse In A Relationship appeared first on Live Bold and Bloom.
  • Positive Mental Attitude: 10 Mindsets For Happiness

    Barrie Davenport
    2 Nov 2014 | 10:39 am
    You have somewhere around 45,000 negative thoughts a day. Not just you — everyone does. That’s about 80% of all of your thoughts. The vast majority of our thoughts are unpleasant, stressful, or self-sabotaging. Our brains are like a network news channel, only reporting the bad stuff with a sprinkling of good news to keep… Continue Reading… The post Positive Mental Attitude: 10 Mindsets For Happiness appeared first on Live Bold and Bloom.
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    Inspiration Boost

  • Life Moving on Quotes

    JJ Wong
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:21 am
    Life Moving on Quotes Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have – life itself. Inspiration Boost - Quote of Life, Inspiration and Motivation
  • J K Rowling Life Best Quotes

    JJ Wong
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:24 am
    J K Rowling Life Best Quotes It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live. Inspiration Boost - Quote of Life, Inspiration and Motivation
  • Steve Jobs Hard Life Quotes

    JJ Wong
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:05 am
    Steve Jobs Hard Life Quotes Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains. Inspiration Boost - Quote of Life, Inspiration and Motivation
  • Greatest Test of Yours

    JJ Wong
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:15 am
    Greatest Test of Yours Your greatest test is when you are able to bless someone else while you are going through your own storm. Inspiration Boost - Quote of Life, Inspiration and Motivation
  • Strive to be Better Quotes

    JJ Wong
    17 Nov 2014 | 7:02 am
    Strive to be Better Quotes Don’t strive to be better than others; strive to be better than your best self. Inspiration Boost - Quote of Life, Inspiration and Motivation
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    The Miracle Forest

  • Facing Life with a Smile: Learning to Allow

    20 Nov 2014 | 6:50 am
    Life is constantly flowing, and we are flowing together with it. If we are not holding onto something that is.We all want peace in our lives. For us to have peace, it is important to be aware of some facts of life. One of these facts is that nothing ever stays the same.I remember being in trouble with this one, because I didn't agree with the assumption that nothing ever lasts. "Real love lasts forever!" I refuted. Yes, I'm one of those people.I grew to realize that "change" does not mean "fade away." Like Einstein stated, nothing in this world ever disappears; it simply changes form.Love,…
  • The Dreaded Opinion of Others: How Not to Crumble

    12 Nov 2014 | 7:49 am
    Humans have a hard time defining their worth. We desperately try to search for every slightest bit of information we can see our own reflections in. The need for us to define ourselves is one of the biggest hardships we will ever have to face; an endless ride that throws us down from the highest mountain in a matter if seconds.We can be so sure of the worth of what we're doing, how we're living our lives, and then comes one little comment or criticism and we're suddenly doubting everything.There is a line between refusing to change our ways and being confident in our worth, and finding that…
  • One Zen Advice to Any Problem

    4 Nov 2014 | 10:05 am
    I once concluded that there's no problem in life to which "let it go" would not be a feasible solution. Some issues are harder to let go of and some are easier, but gradual acceptance is the best approach to any situation we cannot change.Basically, I would brake it down like this: Can you solve the problem by changing something in your life? If yes, go do it, and if no then let it go. There's nothing better you can do anyway, right?In my experience, most of our anxieties and worries come from issues we do not have control over. That is exactly why we stress so much over them - because they…
  • Solving Difficult Situations with the Wisdom of the World

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

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

  • Expectations

    Oded Ben-Ami
    11 Nov 2014 | 2:20 pm
    There’s a saying: “The greater the expectation, the greater the disappointment”. Most of us have expectations. We use our expectation as one of the means to guide us. That is to say, we create an invisible line connecting the action in the present moment, with the expectation for a certain outcome in the future. This line that we create is a path and a path is a direction. This way we know (or so we may think) where it is that we’re headed. But what are expectations? We can only expect something that is familiar. We can only expect something that we already know that…
  • 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,…
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    Soul Sherpa

  • The Best Japanese Restaurant in Goa

    17 Nov 2014 | 11:17 pm
    Goa is blessed with an enormous bounty of culinary treats. People from all over come here, fall in love with the easy breezy tropical vibe, and many decide to make this their home. Naturally then, their cuisine travels with them and plenty of people open shacks and restaurants, offering food from wherever “back home” happens to be. As a result, there’s almost no cuisine you can’t find here. As many chefs are natives of different places, the food is that much more authentic and flavorsome. Not all of it is great though.  What is extraordinary however, is the culinary lovechild of…
  • 100 Rules of Happiness: Rule 79

    16 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Initiate meaningful conversations.When was the last time you had a meaningful conversation with someone? More often than not, people land up making conversations about mundane stuff, gossip or things they can’t even remember. So while you don’t need to make each conversation deep and insightful, you must have adequate meaningful conversations with everyone you share  a relationship with. Truly get to “know” the people you interact with .  Ask them about their lives and listen fully to what they are saying. Appreciate their sharing, ask the right questions, show genuine…
  • 100 Rules of Happiness: Rule 78

    13 Nov 2014 | 11:54 pm
    What you eat affects your moods & happinessWe all know that eating good food promotes overall health and well-being, but do you know that what you eat also impacts how you feel?  Research proves that your food choices effect your mental health. Brain chemicals  influence the way we think, feel and behave – and they can be affected by what we've eaten. Like sweets give a spike of energy followed by a crashing low, and sugar is linked to addictive eating, and even schizophrenia. Long-term unhealthy diets can cause depression, mood swings and an array of other problems. So…
  • 100 Rules of Happiness: Rule 77

    8 Nov 2014 | 11:24 pm
    Have clear intention to set a clear direction.You will not arrive where you want unless you have the intention to get there first. Sure you’ll get somewhere without an intention, but it will mostly not be where you wish to be, or in a manner that you like. You can only achieve a desired outcome by having a clear intention, so make sure you set one for everything you want in life -- happiness and fulfilment will follow.Photo: KB Ansari
  • What is yoga & what makes it some great

    8 Nov 2014 | 3:50 am
    What is yoga?Over five thousand years ago, Indian sages -- mystics, philosophers and thinkers drew upon life and death to discover  a physical, mental, and spiritual practice that harmonized the body, mind and spirit. This was called #yoga, one of the greatest tools of wellbeing for humanity.What does “yoga” mean?The term “yoga” derived from Sanskrit word, means “yoking together” or  “union”. It stands for bringing together, connection and communion. In terms of yoga, the union stands for the ever-present unification of the individual spirit or self, called jiva, and…
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    Positively Positive

  • The Dieter’s Survival Guide to Thanksgiving

    Hayley Hobson
    22 Nov 2014 | 3:10 am
    It’s almost Thanksgiving and I am starting to plan my trip to my mother’s, where I will have to bring my own food. My being vegan is a pain in the neck for her, ‘why can’t you just eat like everybody else does.’ Well, because I would get really sick and spend the entire holiday on the toilet if I did. The holidays are a really rough time of year for anyone who has adopted a healthier lifestyle. But before I give you some tips to beat the sugar, carbs, and fat, I want to say something really important about the holidays: don’t forget why they’re important. The holidays are about…
  • A Surprising Way to Feel Better About Yourself. Have You Tried It?

    Gretchen Rubin
    22 Nov 2014 | 3:05 am
    I read Christopher Isherwood’s memoir, My Guru and His Disciple. It’s an account of Isherwood’s relationship with Swami Prabhavananda, the Hindu monk who was his spiritual mentor and friend for more than thirty years. I was surprised to learn that Christopher Isherwood — who’s perhaps best known for The Berlin Stories, which was the basis for Cabaret — lived for years in Swami Prabhavananda’s monastery in Los Angeles, and considered becoming a monk himself. The book is interesting for many reasons, but I was particularly struck by Isherwood’s passing remark, of his…
  • Are You the Common Denominator?

    Terri Cole
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:07 am
    My first internship in grad school was at a posh drug treatment clinic in midtown Manhattan. The owner of the facility was a tall, handsome, quiet, well known addiction expert and an MD. I went to great lengths to avoid interacting with Dr. W. If I saw him coming towards me in the hall, I would panic and ditch into the ladies room to avoid even passing by him. Now you might think I was well aware of how extreme my reaction was to Dr. W…but actually I thought he was cold, unfeeling and a little scary and that hiding in the bathroom from a man I barely knew, in a professional setting, was…
  • Find Your Focus Using Guided Meditation

    21 Nov 2014 | 3:05 am
    We live in a pretty noisy world—cars, planes, motorcycles, snow blowers, leaf blowers, lawn mowers, transmission lines, TV, radio, ring tones, trains, boats, engines running, motors humming—and that’s the non-living stuff. Then there are all the human and animal sounds. And beneath all that are the natural sounds of naturethe crashing of the surf on the shore; the rustling of leaves in the trees; the crescendo of rain drops on the sidewalk. It can get loud OUT THERE. For most of us, between the 60,000-80,000 thoughts we receive each day and the millions of vibrations that flow into our…
  • Intention is one of the most powerful forces there is. What you mean when you do a thing will always determine the outcome.

    Positively Positive
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Related Posts Practice isn’t the thing you do once you’re good. It’s the thing you do that makes you good. How to Pursue Goals without Setting Yourself Up for Disappointment The toughest thing that you have to do today is wake up. Just ask anybody who didn’t! They’ll tell you how tough it really is. [...]
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    14 Nov 2014 | 9:14 am
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  • Be nice to yourself

    14 Nov 2014 | 4:47 am
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  • It's okay, my friend

    14 Nov 2014 | 4:38 am
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  • A new start

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

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

  • Honoring the Ambivalence of Motherhood

    Sarah Rudell Beach
    16 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    “My children cause me the most exquisite suffering of which I have any experience. It is the suffering of ambivalence: the murderous alternation between bitter resentment and raw-edged nerves, and blissful gratification and tenderness.”   Adrienne Rich, Of Woman Born As a culture, we’re talking a lot more about the mixed feelings of parenthood. Jennifer Senior’s recent All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood is all about the “high frequency sine curve” of parenting, as we surf through ups and downs at incredible speed. Her book was inspired by social science research…
  • Is Mindfulness a Religion?

    Sarah Rudell Beach
    9 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Mindfulness is truly having its moment right now. It’s the Year of Mindful Living, the age of the Mindful Revolution. Mindfulness is branching out from clinical and therapeutic settings and entering classrooms and boardrooms, congressional offices, and military bases. Each day, scientific research confirms the physical, cognitive, and emotional benefits of a mindfulness practice. The more ubiquitous mindfulness becomes, the more people begin to ask questions about it. And let me just say for the record, I think both of those are good things. I truly believe mindfulness has the power to…
  • 5 New Books to Read Now {and TWO Giveaways!}

    Sarah Rudell Beach
    2 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    I have an unhealthy totally natural obsession with addiction to interest in books. My nightstand right now has no fewer than 8 books that I am in various stages of reading. My Kindle library overfloweth. If you’re like me, always looking for a good read, or perhaps looking for inspiring or thought-provoking words to gift to your friends and family for the holidays, check out these five new releases — and enter the giveaways to win a free book! What’s cooler than a free book?? (Giveaway has ended). For Parents There are two great new books out right now about mindful…
  • Make Space and Your Light Will Find Its Way

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

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

  • 7 Keys To Locking In Your New Success Habit

    Alecia Lawrence
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Its no secret that successful people tend to have the same habits. Which means you would have to adopt similar habits in order to ease your way as you continue to take action towards creating the life you desire. Yep,
  • Insider Secrets To Never Working Again

    Alecia Lawrence
    16 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
    You are probably thinking the same thing I was thinking when I was first introduced to the concept of never working again. What? Is it really possible…I had visions of me on the beach in Hawaii on a permanent vacation.
  • Big Decisions And A New Direction

    Alecia Lawrence
    15 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
    One of the biggest blocks between you and your dream is to have the courage to start. You may have a fear of failure or fear of the unknown or just don’t feel like you are ready to go in
  • Are You Sabotaging Your Future

    Alecia Lawrence
    14 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
    As a creature of habit, one of the most difficult things for you to handle is change. You my be familiar with phrases like, ‘Why can’t things stay the same?’ or ‘I wish things could go back to the way
  • Increase You Mind Power By 5 Times

    Alecia Lawrence
    13 Nov 2014 | 7:52 pm
    What? How is that possible? Its actually easier than you think. When it comes to your journey to success, increasing your brain power is one way to accelerate your progress. Honestly, in addition to taking action, you can only do
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    Every Day Getting Better

  • Ideals are like stars

    Ryan Wakefield
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Ideals are like stars: you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man of the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny.
  • Something To Think About

    Ryan Wakefield
    17 Nov 2014 | 9:20 am
    One day Major Alexi Trifoloff of the Bulgarian Army marched his soldiers to the summit of a hill where he decided to take advantage of the view of Sofia to deliver a Communist lecture. “Comrade soldiers,”he said, “do you see Sofia?” “We see it.” “Do you see the Cathedral of Alexander Nevski?” “We do.” “Do you see the Mausoleum of the leader of the Bulgarian people?” “We do.” “And do you see God, comrade soldiers?” “We do not see him, Comrade Major.” “Well, then, this means, comrades, that there is no God. What cannot be seen does not exist. Sofia, the…
  • If I ever met Muhammad Ali

    Ryan Wakefield
    13 Nov 2014 | 8:06 pm
    He is The Greatest.  He is The Champ.  But enjoy these kids who don’t back down for a second when they have an opportunity to meet Muhammad Ali. *Featured Image Editorial Credit: meunierd /  
  • Just a Common Soldier (A Soldier Died Today)

    Ryan Wakefield
    11 Nov 2014 | 7:32 am
    He was getting old and paunchy and his hair was falling fast, And he sat around the Legion, telling stories of the past. Of a war that he had fought in and the deeds that he had done, In his exploits with his buddies; they were heroes, every one. And tho’ sometimes, to his neighbors, his tales became a joke, All his Legion buddies listened, for they knew whereof he spoke. But we’ll hear his tales no longer for old Bill has passed away, And the world’s a little poorer, for a soldier died today. He will not be mourned by many, just his children and his wife, For he lived an ordinary and…
  • Life, as explained by a 3rd grader

    Ryan Wakefield
    10 Nov 2014 | 9:45 am
    Happy Monday to all – keep striving to get better!
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  • Average: You Just Have To Outlast Some Things

    18 Nov 2014 | 7:59 pm
    In life there are going to be times when you FEEL like giving up. Those times WILL come its just that simple. Nobody goes through life problem free. Funny thing is life is always going to test your will, it’s going to challenge in ways that you could have never imagined, it will try to […] The post Average: You Just Have To Outlast Some Things appeared first on PAUL SCAVELLA II | BLOGGER WITH POSITIVE AFFIRMATION.
  • Average: When My Time Comes

    12 Nov 2014 | 1:51 am
    All of us at some point in time will leave this earth and depending on what you believe you that will be the end of it, or you will have some version of life after. I like to think that one day my God will come back and take me home with Him. I believe […] The post Average: When My Time Comes appeared first on PAUL SCAVELLA II | BLOGGER WITH POSITIVE AFFIRMATION.
  • Average: Where are you?

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

    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

    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.
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    Everyday Power

  • Famous Quotes about Success to Inspire You Today!

    Everyday Power
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:29 am
    Famous Quotes! Success Quotes! We got em! Enjoy! We all need reminders for how great we are and what we’re capable of. Here are some of the most famous quotes about success to inspire you to grow as much as … Continue reading → The post Famous Quotes about Success to Inspire You Today! appeared first on Everyday Power.
  • Best Happiness Quotes to Change the Way You Think

    Everyday Power
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:57 pm
    We all love happy quotes about life! It can change our mood in a moments time! Here are Be Happy Quotes for a Fantastic Day! Best Happiness Quotes to Change the Way You Think   “Thousands of candles can be … Continue reading → The post Best Happiness Quotes to Change the Way You Think appeared first on Everyday Power.
  • What Every Leader Needs to Know About Personal Development

    Everyday Power
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:48 pm
    In order for anyone to be successful in any phase of their life, be it their career, community or organization, they need to be able to lead effectively. This will lead you to success, but for a person to be … Continue reading → The post What Every Leader Needs to Know About Personal Development appeared first on Everyday Power.
  • 10 Social Entrepreneurs You Need To Know In 2014

    Everyday Power
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:15 pm
    10 Social Entrepreneurs You Need To Know So what exactly is a social entrepreneur? It’s defined as “Social entrepreneurs drive social innovation and transformation in various fields including education, health, environment and enterprise development. They pursue poverty alleviation goals with … Continue reading → The post 10 Social Entrepreneurs You Need To Know In 2014 appeared first on Everyday Power.
  • 10 Best Ways to Make Money From a Website

    Everyday Power
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:02 pm
    Looking for good ways to make money from your website? Score! Here is a list of ways to make extra money online! 10 Best Ways to Make Money From a Website We’ve read all the articles and heard all the stories of … Continue reading → The post 10 Best Ways to Make Money From a Website appeared first on Everyday Power.
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    Get Motivated

  • Follow your Heart

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

  • Goal Setting Success: Stack Odds in Your Favor

    Chris Rither
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:10 pm
    Stack odds in your favor: Write multiple goals Lets face it, setting goals like new years resolutions are a great way to set us up for failure i.e. One Resolution, One Chance of Success! However if you set 10 resolutions you now have 10 chances for success. Sometimes setting goals is a numbers game, a simple game of math.  We mere mortals need constant motivation. That’s why we have supervisors, and motivational speakers. Here are 4 ways to stack odds in your favor. 1.  The great thing about writing multiple goals is we can pick and choose different ones to work towards throughout the…
  • Dreaming Big and Living Out Loud: Simple First Steps

    Jason Low
    3 Nov 2014 | 5:37 pm
    I wonder. Am I the only one who has the fear of taking the first step? Even for little matters that wouldn’t change a thing. After taking a look at people around me, I realize I’m not the only one who has this problem. As far as I can see, the problem is clearer when we encounter crossroads where the next decision could change a major part of our lives.   The first step is the hardest Planning, anticipating and visualizing the result and consequences before making any decision is important so that we can better prepare ourselves when things make a small unexpected turn. But…
  • Problems Suck 2 – Dealing with Difficult People

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

    Chris 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.

    Chris 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…
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    Info Self Development

  • 15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy

    20 Nov 2014 | 7:07 am
    Happiness is perhaps the most important thing to most people. Unfortunately, finding it is an endless pursuit that many never achieve. Almost every common avenue to happiness, including wealth, power, and fame, inevitably leads to frustration, sorrow, and unhappiness. No matter how successful you are, there are things to give up to be happy. These […]
  • How to Stop Over Thinking Everything: 10 Simple Habits

    19 Nov 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Do you often feel that you spend a lot of time in over thinking things? Are you in a habit of over thinking before you make any decisions in life? Is over thinking becoming a major problem of your life? Are your family members suffering from lack of good things like owning a vehicle because […]
  • 5 Easy Steps to Create Abundance in Your Life

    19 Nov 2014 | 10:48 am
    Have you ever found yourself day dreaming about a life which is full of abundance? A life where you don’t have to worry about paying your bills, feeling lonely or having to live with regrets? If you answered “yes”, the good news it that it’s possible to create abundance, in each area of your life […]
  • How to be Happy in an Unhappy Environment?

    19 Nov 2014 | 5:02 am
    Our day to day lives have become so hectic that we rarely have time for happiness. Most people feel that they need to complete one goal in their life, tick it off and then move onto another. In this race to achieve various life goals, they forget to be happy and live in the moment […]
  • 3 Things Everyone Should Stop Doing to Live a Simpler Life

    19 Nov 2014 | 3:24 am
    There is much to be said about living a simple life. The first of which is that in search of this simplicity, we tend to inevitably create complex situations. This pursuit then defeats the purse it was supposed to serve in the first place. Nevertheless, the good thing is that simplicity is not a myth […]
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  • Thanksgiving Tablescape Ideas

    14 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Thanksgiving is one of our favorite holidays; enjoying delicious food in the company of family and friends is great. But my personal favorite thing to do is highlight my turkey by placing it on an amazing tablescape, and I invite you to try it too. Before you fill those plates with turkey and mashed potatoes, make sure you’ve done the day of thanks justice by creating a beautiful tablescape for your guests to enjoy. The food will taste better, the conversation will flow more easily, and memories will certainly be made when Thanksgiving dinner is consumed around a superbly designed table.
  • 3 Simple Thanksgiving Home Decor Ideas

    C. J. Leger
    7 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Thanksgiving makes you want to curl up in your warm home with friends and family, enjoying delicious food and good conversation. To truly enjoy this holiday to the fullest, fill your home with signs of the season. Decorate your house so that it reflects the warmth of the holiday! We’ve comprised three simple thanksgiving home decor ideas below that will help you on your way to an adorable abode. Place a wreath on the door A beautifully constructed wreath is a classic sign of Christmas, but it can be just as lovely and welcoming when created for Thanksgiving! Buy a wreath that catches your…
  • 3 Great Halloween Decoration Ideas

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

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

    23 Oct 2014 | 12:11 am
    Check out this wonderfully inspiring message about kindness to animals. It’s a tip of the hat to the many people who have chosen to put their lives in danger to save the lives of animal friends. From an ocean rescue to standing up for animal rights to helping a cat in need, these people prove that doing the right thing is worth it. Read the full article here: 5 Inspirational Stories About Everyday Heroes to Animals – Animal Writes: PETA Foundation’s Blog Animal Writes: PETA Foundation’s Blog The post 5 Inspirational Stories About Everyday Heroes to Animals appeared…
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    You Can't Fake Sweat - You Can't Fake Sweat Blog

  • The Weirdest Grassroots Fitness Movement in America: The November Project

    Thad Peterson
    1 Nov 2014 | 6:36 pm
    Not long ago, at 5:30 AM on a Wednesday morning, I had a nearly-too-odd-to-fully-explain life experience.  It was at Harvard Stadium in Allston, Massachusetts, and it involved hundreds of people in shorts and sneakers, strangers hugging one another, a baby pig, a DJ cranking dance music, and running up and down those stadium stares until my legs were quivering too much to keep going. More on the hugging strangers and the DJ and the pig in a bit, but a similar scene is actually recreated every Wednesday morning at 5:30 and 6:30 AM when hundreds upon hundreds of people gather for one of…
  • Yoga - The Only Slightly Sweaty Kind

    Candace Hammond
    12 Sep 2014 | 5:34 am
    Usually when you read these kinds of things they’re all, I changed my life and it’s awesome! Things have never been better! But the thing is, I’m still in that sticky in-between place. I changed my life - big time, and it’s still in flux. Some days that feels okay, others it kind of stresses me out. Actually, more than kind of, it really stresses me out. I sold my home of 17 years nine months ago. I loved that house. If I could have married this house I might have. My former husband and I built it, and I picked every tile, every light fixture, every knob. When my life fell apart, not…
  • "I hated sweat"

    Veronica Costa
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:25 pm
    In Brazil, the weather is near perfect for outdoor activity year round. So as a youngster growing up there, I spent a lot of time on the playground. But sadly, the playground was also my nemesis. Remember that kid on the playground who was always physically capable of doing monkey bars, handstands and cart wheels? I was NOT that kid! In fact I didn’t even try. Instead, I just ran around the park playing with the other kids who were like me—the ones who didn’t do all of the cool stuff.   Don’t get me wrong, I always loved sports, but I had no balance. No ability. No mobility. I did do…
  • Being real about who I am: 5 lessons learned along the way

    Victoria Ryan
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:56 pm
    I'm a woman who has grown up in a time where society has been infatuated with how women look. A time when women obsess over how we think others think we look. I have been concerned with how I look since I was 13 years old. The past 20 years have been a roller coaster ride of highs and lows regarding how I look and how I feel. Like many women, I have to try every day to remain positive and think about all the wonderful things that make me who I am as a person. I don't have an answer to the question: "How does one not care what others think?" I still care, but I'm learning to keep it in…
  • “That was awful.” Yeah, that was awesome.

    Thad Peterson
    25 Jun 2014 | 3:46 pm
    Let me tell me start by telling you a bit about Bill. Bill goes the same Crossfit “box” that I go to. He’s a tad taller than me—probably 6’3”, and he probably  weighs 35 pounds less than me. He’s fit. He can do the things I still can’t do—pull ups without bands, muscle ups on the rings, sets of toes-to-bars with good form.  When it comes to fitness, I aspire to be a bit more like Bill and a bit like, well, me. So a few days ago, I’m go in for 5:30 PM WOD (“workout of the day” for you normal people that don’t do Crossfit), and here’s what was written on the…
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    Roxana Jones, Spiritual Healer and Inspirational Author

  • Medjugorje: Reconnecting with the Divine Feminine

    21 Nov 2014 | 3:44 am
    Roxana Jones shares the first stop at Medjugorje on her sacred journey to connect with the Divine Feminine in several places of power throughout Europe. The post Medjugorje: Reconnecting with the Divine Feminine appeared first on Roxana Jones, Spiritual Healer and Inspirational Author.
  • Stress Addiction: It’s Time to Relax

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

    25 Sep 2014 | 5:12 pm
    Roxana explores a new way of interpreting abundance and explains abundance of lack as something that might be blocking the manifestation of your dreams. The post What Type of Abundance are you Creating? appeared first on Roxana Jones, Spiritual Healer and Inspirational Author.
  • Conquering Depression and Suicidal Thoughts

    5 Sep 2014 | 1:44 am
    Roxana Jones writes about how she conquered depression and suicidal thoughts by finding her life purpose, understanding addiction and taking responsibility. The post Conquering Depression and Suicidal Thoughts appeared first on Roxana Jones, Spiritual Healer and Inspirational Author.
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  • 7 ways to motivate yourself for studies

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

    12 Nov 2014 | 11:35 am
    The post Walking lesson: learn to walk really? appeared first on Palchoice. Since I was working continuously sitting in front of the computer my mother was forcing me to go for a walk in the park. I also needed a break so I decided to go for an evening walk and get refreshed. But this evening walk turn out to be very fruitful for me in more [...] The post Walking lesson: learn to walk really? appeared first on Palchoice.
  • 12 ways to increase your productivity

    5 Nov 2014 | 11:24 am
    The post 12 ways to increase your productivity appeared first on Palchoice. We all want to achieve success in our life. That’s why we are working so hard to be a part of top 1% of the population who are called success. So what is the secret of this top 1 % of the population? It’s hard work. I hope this has not shocked you. Everybody knows [...] The post 12 ways to increase your productivity appeared first on Palchoice.
  • Top 10 secrets of happy people

    2 Nov 2014 | 12:40 pm
    The post Top 10 secrets of happy people appeared first on Palchoice. Why some people are naturally happier than others? Whatever be the circumstances they seem to adjust well and successfully search reasons for happiness. It’s not that they don’t suffer like others or that they never get sad in life. But they still look happier than others around them. Do they know any secret? If yes, [...] The post Top 10 secrets of happy people appeared first on Palchoice.
  • 11 ways to become smarter not genius

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

  • Let the world change you for the better

    Academy for Creative Training
    15 Nov 2014 | 10:06 pm
    In the euphoria of youthful adolescence we aspire to be role models to others, hope to make a difference to the world around us and expect to leave our mark on the world. Over time with the experience we gain, the maturity one attains and the realization that we have limited control over the happenings and people around us, we make a tactical retreat from our lofty ideals. Yet, off and on we still try to impose our ideas, attempt to brow beat others to our point of view and fondly hope that we are making a substantial contribution in changing the world around us. In this process we do gain…
  • I am…

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

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

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

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

  • Here’s How Baljeet Gujral Quits His Swiss Bank Job To Pursue His Dreams

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

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

    Awesome AJ
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:45 pm
    Message From The Universe For You So many people everyday chasing other people and not following their dreams.  Are you one of them? Some of you know what’s your dreams and desires are, but a broken relation is giving you so much pain that you have stop following your dreams. Many people have made a difficult relationship as the centre of their life. Don’t make someone else the centre of your universe but make yourself the centre. Yes, relationships are very very important in life and they have the highest priority, but they meant to give you happiness and freedom, but not pain and…
  • Greatness Doesn’t Come Without Motivation

    Awesome AJ
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:53 pm
    Message From The Universe For You You have an invisible force that drive your mind, body and soul to your dreams. This unseen force is your motivation. No one can show you what’s the motivation in physical form, but you can see the shine in the face of person, you can see the sparkle in his smile and you can see the possibilities in his eyes. You have this motivation within you. Motivation is your powerful emotion, Motivation is your soul’s inspiration and Motivation is your constant companion for your magnificent manifestation. Without motivation there will be no outcome. Motivation…
  • Think Big, Dream Big, But Start Small

    Awesome AJ
    17 Nov 2014 | 7:35 pm
    MESSAGE FROM THE UNIVERSE FOR YOU Life is all about living your dreams. But, are you waiting for the perfect time to start your journey? Most of the people do the same, they keep waiting for the perfect time to start big. Always Dream Big, but that doesn’t mean you have to start big. To live your dreams, you must start working on it. Be a true dreamer and get into the game. No great achievers have ever started their journey from a big step, but all of them started with something small and on the journey they live their greatness. Don’t worry about the conditions and circumstances. Be…
  • Success Story: From Struggling In Job to Manifesting Two Dream Job Offers

    Awesome AJ
    6 Nov 2014 | 10:18 pm
      AWESOME PEOPLE : AWESOME STORIES Dream Job, Success Story  and Law of Attraction are the best combination that everyone loves to read. Isn’t it? Today, I am sharing a Dream Job Success Story that you will inspire you. This story is a perfect example of how the Universe’s Law of Attraction for Dream Job works. As you read this post, you will transform your understand about why you struggle in your job and how you can manifest your dream job. Are you ready? If you are struggling in your present job, it’s not your fault. There are many external forces which made you believe…
  • 50 Best Weight Loss Affirmations To Get Your Perfect Body

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

    19 Nov 2014 | 10:30 am
    There comes a time when we stop to look at our lives, and start to wonder why our lives became so complicated.As dark as it sounds, the only things we really need to survive as humans is simply to eat, sleep, have sex and die just as animals do. But somewhere along the lines of humanity, we developed an egoic mind of wanting to stimulate itself by becoming selfish of our own desires, and have dominion over others by gaining control over sex, money, and power.Easily, a person could purchase goods whether that'd be purses, cars, coffee, if those goods will provide value to our lives; with no…
  • Are You Living Your Own Life? Or Someone Else's?

    13 Nov 2014 | 10:04 am
    If I were to ask you to prove that you're living for your own life, you can simply state that you are going to perform an action within 3 seconds, and proceed to do them to prove it. But in some cases, you may not even realize that you might not be living for your own life. Here's why.An average American watches 5 hours of TV per day. Children aged 2-11 watch over 24 hours of TV per week, while adults aged 35-49 watch more than 33 hours, and keeps increasing as we get older.Statistics of YouTube shows that over 6 billion hours of video are watched each month on YouTube. That's almost an hour…
  • Why Quitting Your Job Can Save Your Life

    12 Nov 2014 | 10:29 am
    How many of us have sold our time and soul for the pure intent of monetary paper to survive, which cannot afford with any amount for the beautiful encapsulated moments, of the remarkable life that we are privileged to partake in? I am one of the guiltiest member there is..."He who sacrifices freedom for security deserves neither"-Ben FranklinI got myself into an insurance company, which at the time, I was succumbed on performing whatever it took to becoming rich, and live a luxurious lifestyle which would bring admiration to my friends and family of what a success I'd become.With my innate…
  • Discovering Happiness from Nothing

    11 Nov 2014 | 11:03 am
    If you grew up in America, the media and society has done a tremendous job of convincing us that the more we have, the better it is. With a sturdy sledge hammer and a gentle smile, I'd like to break that barrier.We all know the saying "Quality over Quantity", but rarely do we take the time to consider what kind of actions we took part in, until we step outside ourselves and observe what we've produced. When we don't watch ourselves, we're on auto pilot and continuously fantasize and convince ourselves that the grass is greener on the other side.Examples.Sleeping around with hundreds of people…
  • Discovering Your Inner Voice

    5 Nov 2014 | 12:13 pm
    I believe that everyone has a voice. But some, have a voice that has been locked away as we become older and more sensible, we've talk ourselves out of those ideas, and listened to what society tells us is susceptible till it is unable to utter any sounds at all.I believe this is one of the biggest problems that people face when we have a craving of want, to strive for something better; even though it is just right in front of our door steps. We become too afraid and timid to open the door, which leads us to think it may become the Pandora's box that we tried so fervently to keep…
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  • Hit It (My Victory Instrumental)

    17 Nov 2014 | 9:34 am
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  • “Artist Tips from the Trenches” – Shawshank Shakespeare

    13 Nov 2014 | 11:25 am
    I reached out to Shawshank Shakespeare and asked if he could share more about your journey or any motivational tips on how he got to where he is. Below, is his unedited response.   Where do I begin? It honestly started with poetry and as a child I’ve always written short stories and showed a interest in creative writing and the english literature. I never really thought much about my writing I always wanted to work with electronics when I grew up, it was my pain that really caused me to write and I’ve written over 1000 verses in my life.. what you are hearing is only a…
  • Dreamer Tip – Cheating Yourself

    12 Nov 2014 | 10:53 am
  • Dreamer Tip – Using Visualization To Achieve Your Goals

    12 Nov 2014 | 10:51 am
  • “Artist Tips from the Trenches” – Merv of DGS

    7 Nov 2014 | 8:28 am
    I reached out to DGS and asked if they ever had time, could they send me some tips on how they got to where they are now? Below, is Merv’s unedited response.   As for tips, I would say one thing artists often forget is that it isn’t enough just to make art anymore. It’s just as important to market, network, and do all the other necessary things to get your art out there. That being said, one man can’t do everything. You need a team of people or else it’s just too much. At first you can do all the writing, production, marketing, etc yourself while…
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    Inspire Leads

  • 15 Best Free WordPress Themes

    Afzal Ali
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:15 pm
    As the WordPress is gaining popularity is increasing, it is attracting more and more people towards itself. And now people are trying to make their websites and blogs on WordPress. As a starter, everyone tries to search free WordPress themes for their websites and blogs. And due to WordPress, the blogging is now so much in fashion. It makes the whole website creation into a click-and-go. People now just have to buy a domain with a suitable hosting, install WordPress on it, find some free WordPress themes, put these themes on the your hosting, and select the one you like it. Now, everything is…
  • 25 Happy Birthday Quotes And Wishes

    Sania Ali
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:55 am
    Birthday is a great event for everyone specially for children. It is the date of birth. Birthday comes once in a year. We celebrate this event with full joy and happiness. It is a day of joy, pleasure and spreading happiness. In this occasion, all closest family members and friends are invited, gifts are presented. Children are more interested in birthday cakes. They decorate cakes with colorful candles. They feel delight when they blow out candles. A special birthday cake is offered to all guests who come to share joy. Birthday wish is a special gift. Birthday wishes are offered to increase…
  • 30 Cute Cat Pictures

    Sania Ali
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:31 pm
    A large number of beautiful animals exist in this world. There are different classes of animals. Animals belong to particular class have their unique features and characteristics which other class animals do not have. Domestic animals provide everyone pleasure and reduce their loneliness. Cat is a very cute and beautiful animal. Cat belongs to class mammals. It looks so innocent. Their eyes shine in darkness. There are silky and soft hairs on its body. It is most liked pet animal. Many people like to have cats in their homes. Cats usually like to drink milk and eat fish. When it is hungry, it…
  • 25 Happy Chinese New Year Traditions 2015

    Nadia Afandi
    17 Nov 2014 | 8:31 pm
    Chinese New Year marks the first day of year in the Chinese calendar. There are many festivals which are celebrated in China ever year. Some of them are history based. When we talk about the Chinese New Year then its celebration lasts for almost fifteen days.  This traditional festival has many customs.  Decorations, delicious foods, feasting and many other things are observed. The event is coming and every Chinese is doing his best and ready for it. In China there is a public holiday on it. As the day is very great so preparations start very early. Shopping malls are decorated with…
  • 35 Loving Family Poems

    Boss Shb
    16 Nov 2014 | 8:21 pm
    A group of people that have love, trust, communication and they live together. These people understand each other, listen and care each other. So a family consist of peoples which are related by blood and marriage i.e. parents, spouse, siblings and children. A family is a first institution through which a child gets his first lesson. So family has a great impact on his personality. It is not wrong if we say family builds the character of a person, build his personality. A child adopts everything what his family member do on their daily to make the generation a good member of a…
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    Inspiring Dose

  • How to Bounce Back From Credit Disaster

    22 Nov 2014 | 4:12 am
    Your Credit Isn’t Ruined ForeverA reader named Val wrote me after a stint of unemployment left her drowning in medical bills, student loan debt and collection accounts. She was working again, but the pay wasn’t great and she wondered if her credit would ever recover. “I have no idea how to grab hold of my credit score and get it to rise once again,” she said.Eighteen months later, after educating herself about credit, Val still hadn’t found a better job — but her scores were marching higher. She managed to pay off overdue bills and get collection accounts erased from her credit…
  • 12 Simple Tips to Have a Healthy Life

    22 Nov 2014 | 4:09 am
    Health is wealth because it gives us more strength to work harder to earn more and it prevents us from spending money on medical expenses caused by sickness. Health is wealth because when we are healthy, we have more time to cherish good times with our family and friends. If you care for your well-being, here are 12 simple tips to be fit and have a healthy life:1. Eat when you’re hungry; stop eating when you’re full.2. Sleep when you feel sleepy; get up in bed when you already feel oversleeping.3. Answer the call of nature without further delay.4. Take a rest when you’re tired; try to…
  • 16 Steps To Give Your Blog A Fresh Start

    21 Nov 2014 | 4:04 am
    We love novelty so in the first few days in the life of your blog it is easier to commit the time to it. Most bloggers start well. After starting the blog, they have a lot of enthusiasm, publish content regularly and do a great promotional push. They put in a lot of effort trying to make their sites successful.But after this honeymoon phase as the novelty wears off and the harsh reality kicks in, it becomes more difficult to keep finding the time for the blogging project. This results in blogs losing the momentum and the growth stagnates. This leads to the blogger losing the motivation,…
  • How To Earn First $500 From Your Blog

    21 Nov 2014 | 4:01 am
    A friend told me that he would like to build a blog to launch his blogging career and earn income on a monthly basis. It is possible to make money from your blog, but it is important to have realistic expectations. Blogging is not a get rich quick scheme. It takes hard work and is not going to happen overnight. Most sites will fail to earn any income, so it is advisable to keep your day job and start working seriously on your project in your free time.If you do make it, blogging allows you to build a career around a topic you are passionate about and have a very flexible lifestyle. You can…
  • Folding up the Map

    20 Nov 2014 | 4:17 am
    Who knew that one day maps would become obsolete, unwanted, unloved, languishing under piles of telephone books, VCRs and reams of writing paper?To unfold a map is to unfold adventure. Listen carefully as you smooth out those well-worn creases and you will hear the snapping of sails over a perfect blue ocean. Close your eyes and you will feel the steady, increasing rhythm of a train leaving the station. Your map is your ticket. To sit before an unfolded map, tracing out uneven lines of untouched road, is to feel small and humble. This world is large, barely knowable, our time here already…
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    21 Nov 2014 | 8:29 am
    WWW’s FRIDAY (Let’s Feng Shui) Don’t you know what WWW means? It is simple… Wonder Woman’s Week How I met Feng Shui More than twenty years ago, while all my friends were falling in love with their boyfriends or with an actor who was looking gorgeous in magazines… I also fell in love. One day I was invited to visit the home of an old lady whom I was admiring a lot. She was always so stylish and no matter of the circumstance, an adorable smile was always laying on her face. Whenever I saw her, I wondered if she discovered the secret to happiness. When I entered…
  • Beginning to play with Energies

    20 Nov 2014 | 5:01 pm
    WWW’s THURSDAY (Playing with Energies) Don’t you know what WWW means? It is simple… Wonder Woman’s Week Playing with Energies The word energy came into my mind today. Being the owner of a Master’s Degree in renewable energies, I enjoy this domain a lot. Yet, I will not write about these technologies. Now, my mind is more playful and not at all technical. I almost imagine myself playing with energy. These times we are living in, there are many people who know how to play with the energy around them or around others. I tried to find a proper definition for energy,…
  • Book Tour – The Light Who Shines by Lilo Abernathy

    19 Nov 2014 | 1:10 pm
    BOOK TOUR KINDLE DAILY DEAL The Light Who Shines by Lilo Abernathy Title: The Light Who Shines Author: Lilo Abernathy Genre: Urban Fantasy / Paranormal Romance / Mystery Amazon Rating: 4.7 Stars Amazon Reviews: 153 Regular Price: $4.99 Sale Price: $1.99 Sale Date: Thursday, November 20th, 2014 (One day only)   I am the light who shines… BOOK BLURB When Supernatural Investigation Bureau agent Bluebell Kildare (a.k.a. Blue) arrives at the scene of the crime, it’s obvious the grotesquely damaged body of the deceased teenage boy was caused by far more than a simple hit and run;…
  • Man on the train

    19 Nov 2014 | 8:43 am
    WWW’s WEDNESDAY (The Weekly Joke) Don’t you know what WWW means? It is simple… Wonder Woman’s Week Man on the train There was a man and a woman riding in a train compartment. At one moment in time the man suddenly started to laugh. “Are you laughing at me?” the woman asks. “No” he answered. After some time the man started to suddenly laugh again. “Are you laughing at me?” she asks, this time upset. “No” he answered. After some more time the man started to laugh out loud, louder than before. “Sir, are you laughing at…
  • Newsletter Oct 30 – Nov 12, 2014

    18 Nov 2014 | 4:26 pm
    BI-MONTHLY NEWSLETTER Oct. 30 – Nov. 12, 2014 To all new readers, thank you for subscribing to the newsletter. And to existing readers, thanks for being near us.   In this issue: Articles – What’s NEW? Dr. B’s advice Blog Tour – DREAM VACATION by JJ Di BENEDETTO What are we working on? NaNoWriMo or NaNonFiWriMo??? Guest Posts Announcements Contact us   ⬆ 1. Articles – What’s NEW? Weekly Thought  11/9/2014 – 11/15/2014   “The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the…
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  • Facts about Outpatient Rehab

    21 Nov 2014 | 9:39 am
    Addiction to drugs or alcohol can completely tear your life apart. Sadly, many individuals who are addicted to drugs or alcohol do not know that they are addicted. They are in denial, and they think that they can stop their drug of choice at any time. Some individuals know that they’re addicted, but they want to try to help themselves on their own at home. The truth is, if you are addicted to drugs or alcohol, you need help from professionals. This is where outpatient rehabilitation programs come in. Use this article to find out more about what outpatient rehabilitation centers can do…
  • 5 Ways to Reduce Stress

    21 Nov 2014 | 7:59 am
    Stress is a part of life. Most of us feel stressed at one time or another. Whether we talk of job related pressures or any sort of tension induced by personal relationships and family problems, stress affects all of us. There are many day-to-day situations that can bring stress in our lives. Avoiding these situations may prove to be an impossible task. The solution, therefore, lies in knowing how to manage stress. If not managed properly, stress can have a very negative impact on our mental and physical health. Living in a state of continuous stress, without any relief or relaxation, can give…
  • How to Get Organized For Family Vacations

    Diana Smith
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:46 pm
    Family vacations can be the best and the worst times away from home. There are many things that can go wrong, but if you organized well enough those potential disasters will be melted away in the sea of good time and wonderful memories that you will be making with your family. Family vacations are those things that make the first and the dearest memories of your children. Therefore, you need to do all in your power to make them the best organized vacations in their life. You owe that to them and to yourself. Here are the things that you need to do to plan it all successfully. Destination Many…
  • WIN! A Sol Light Greeting Card

    19 Nov 2014 | 4:17 pm
    We are giving away a free Sol Light greeting card to one of our fans. We’ve just launched these cool greeting cards about a week ago. We’re so excited, that we’ve decided to give one away for free as an act of charity.  Besides the message of the card, its printed on textured paper and is half-folded and includes envelope. The size of this card is 5.5 x 8.5 when its folded. For every 15 greeting cards that are purchased, we will gift one of our authors with a card for free. Okay, here goes: The greeting card says: We are so often concerned with the outside, that we forget…
  • 10 Must-Have iPad Apps For All Students

    17 Nov 2014 | 1:45 pm
    It does not matter whether you are a college or university student, iPad is a tool which is now widely used for educational, professional and personal purposes. Take a look at the following few iPad apps that are a must-have for every student: 1. BookBargain Students will never need to pay the full price for their textbooks with BookBargain. This app finds the best deals on the books on various online book stores and brings them right to your iPad. 2. Instapaper Instapaper comes in very handy when you wish to save a good article for later reading. There is no need for the Wi-Fi. You can…
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