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  • To Trust Means To Be Careless

    Lolly Daskal
    3 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    There are numerous resources stating what trust is and what trust isn’t. There are countless articles, illustrations and books with all kinds of defintions. So I decided to embark on my own search for the meaning of the word trust. While doing so, I found that in Hebrew, the word for trust is batach, written בָּטַח. It means (1) to attach oneself, (2) to confide in, (3) to feel safe, (4) to be careless. To be careless? How does that make sense? The last definition startled me a bit, but it also got me thinking. Here’s my take on what it means to be careless when it comes to…
  • Thinking Magically™ | 12 Books That Will Turn You Into a Magician

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

    The Chief Happiness Officer Blog
    20 Feb 2015 | 2:08 am
    A few weeks ago I did a workshop for a pharmaceutical company in Iceland called Medis as part of their 30 year anniversary and strategy kick-off. As you can see, they kinda liked it :) The guy in the front row in the blue suit is their CEO Valur Ragnarsson. Now, as we all know a workshop itself changes nothing so we always work with our clients to come up with a plan that will actually make a difference in the workplace. As part of that plan, I challenged Valur to come up with something he could do that would be fun, easy and visible – just to show people that he is committed to…
  • Why Are You Going?

    Daily Inspiration - Daily Quotes
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:08 pm
    The only questions that really matter are the ones you ask yourself.- Ursula K. Le GuinFootprints in the sands of time...Where have you been?Where are you going?Why are you going there?Pay attention.Don't let resentments or pessimism answer for you.- Jonathan Lockwood HuieSuccessful people ask better questions,and as a result, they get better answers.- Tony RobbinsYou see things and you say, Why?But I dream things that never were and say, Why not- George Bernard ShawFurther reading: Asking The Right QuestionsWhere Are You Going?Question Your QuestionsPlanting FlowersKnowing YourselfProfound…
  • Healthy Choices

    Daily Inspiration - Daily Quotes
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:08 pm
    Know the best and highest choices for healthand more often choose those things.- Mary Anne Radmacher Bad habits are like a comfortable bed,easy to get into, but hard to get out of.- Proverb To keep the body in good health is a duty...otherwise we shall not be ableto keep our mind strong and clear.- The BuddhaThe secret of health for both mind and bodyis not to mourn for the past,nor to worry about the future,but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.- The BuddhaWatch what you eat -Your body becomes what you eat.Watch what you think -Your mind becomes what you think.- Jonathan…
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  • You’re Not Doing Life Wrong

    27 Feb 2015 | 7:01 am
    By Leo Babauta There’s an everpresent underlying feeling that most of us have that we could be doing things better. That we’re not sure how to live life. That we’re doing things wrong. This leads us to try to optimize, to try to improve, but also to feel bad, to seek comfort and distraction, to procrastinate while we seek the answers. This is normal and there’s nothing wrong with it. But I’d like to assure you that you’re doing nothing wrong. That you don’t need to optimize or do things better. Try this: For just a moment, pause where you are, and…
  • Getting Lost in Just Doing

    23 Feb 2015 | 2:12 pm
    By Leo Babauta Sometimes we get discouraged about ourselves: we think, “I’m not doing a good job, I’m not disciplined, I’m not good enough, I suck.” Or something like that. What can we do? Give ourselves a pep talk? (Sure!) Find something to appreciate about ourselves that’s awesome? (Yes!) Another approach, highly recommended, is to just forget about it. When we’re discouraged about ourselves, we’re doing a lot of hand-wringing about why we’re not good enough, not amazing enough, not successful enough, not special enough. But what’s…
  • An Addict’s Guide to Overcoming the Distraction Habit

    19 Feb 2015 | 11:54 am
    By Leo Babauta Yesterday wasn’t a very focused day for me — I got work done, but I also researched a bunch of newish personal interests (mostly programming and cycling), played an iPhone trivia game with my kids, read a bunch of online articles, and did very little of the writing I’d planned. Digital distractions have also pulled me from reading and meditation in the last week. I think they plague all of us to varying extents. Realizing this, today I closed all the tabs I’d been researching and reading, bookmarked a few things to read later, shut down the trivia game on my…
  • The Source of Contentment

    17 Feb 2015 | 8:33 am
    By Leo Babauta My friend Jesse sent me this video of Henri Nouwen (worth a watch) that talked about three sources of happiness that are very unreliable. They’re based on different ways to answer the fundamental question, “Who am I?”: What I do: If we are what we do, then when we do good things, and are a success, we’re very happy! But what if we fail, or stop doing good things for awhile? What if things don’t go our way and we can’t do good things? Then we lose our source of happiness. What other people think of me: If people praise what I do, if people…
  • Savor Discipline: Merge the Interests of Your Future & Present Selves

    13 Feb 2015 | 6:13 am
    By Leo Babauta There’s a conflict that often happens when we try to be disciplined about something: I want that cinnamon roll right now, but I know I’ll regret it later. Which interest should win out: your future self, who doesn’t want you to get fat and unhealthy … or your present self, who doesn’t care so much about that and just wants to taste something delicious? There’s no right answer. The present self usually wins, because he controls the action and so his interests are more important. But the future self actually has a stronger case: he’s…
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    Gretchen Rubin

  • Revealed! Book Club Choices for March (Gretchen Rubin)
    1 Mar 2015 | 12:38 pm
    Because nothing boosts happiness more than a great book, each month, I suggest: · one outstanding book about happiness or habits · one outstanding work of children’s or young-adult literature–I have a crazy passion for kidlit · one eccentric pick–a widely admired and excellent book that I love, yes, but one that may not appeal to everyone Shop at the wonderful Brooklyn indie WORD,, Amazon (I’m an affiliate of all three), or your favorite local bookstore. Or visit the library! Drumroll… An outstanding book about happiness or habits: Daily Rituals: How Artists Work by Mason…
  • To Be Creative, What Are the Best Habits To Follow? (Gretchen Rubin)
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:59 pm
    Assay: This post is back by popular demand, because when I tell people that I’ve been working on Better Than Before, my book about habit change, one of the questions that people most often ask me is: “What habits are best for creativity?” They want to know what habits help people think creatively — and also, actually produce. Often, people make the case for adopting a particular habit by pointing to a renowned figure who practiced that habit, with great success. For instance… Maybe we should live a life of quiet predictability, like Charles Darwin. Or maybe we should indulge in…
  • Podcast: The First Episode of “Happier with Gretchen Rubin” — Exciting! (Gretchen Rubin)
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:24 pm
    I’m thrilled to announce that...I have a podcast! It’s called “Happier with Gretchen Rubin.” It has been hard to keep this secret, so I’m excited to reveal it at last. This podcast is one of many launching today on Panoply, a terrific new podcast network.  I’m so excited to be part of it — and in such good company. Other podcasts in the Panoply netwrk come from the New York Times Magazine, New York Magazine/Vulture, The Huffington Post, Inc., Real Simple, Popular Science, Food52,  HBO Documentary Films, and lots of others.  Yowza. One thing that…
  • Secret of Adulthood: Succeed by Failing (Gretchen Rubin)
    24 Feb 2015 | 12:22 pm
    From Further Secrets of Adulthood. I try to see failure as a necessary aspect of success. Which is easier said than done. For instance, I often remind myself to Enjoy the fun of failure. This catchphrase has made a huge difference to me. I’m very ambitious and want to succeed at everything I try, and that makes me very anxious—which isn’t a creative frame of mind. Telling myself that I can enjoy the “fun of failure” has made me (somewhat) more light-hearted about taking risks. As G. K. Chesterton wrote, “If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly.” I also tell myself,…
  • One Way To Use Someone Else to Strengthen Your Good Habits (Gretchen Rubin)
    23 Feb 2015 | 11:54 am
    In Better Than Before, my book about habit change, I outline the twenty-one strategies we can use to change our habits. Don’t be alarmed: twenty-one may seem like a huge number, but it’s actually good — it means that each of us has many options from which to choose. In different situations, at different times, different strategies will be most helpful. It’s clear, however, that one of the most popular and effective strategies is Accountability. When we know we’re answerable to someone, most of us do a better job with our habits. For Obligers, the Strategy of…
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    Daily Inspiration - Daily Quotes

  • A Light from Within

    28 Feb 2015 | 9:08 pm
    People are like stained-glass windows.They sparkle and shine when the sun is out,but when the darkness sets in,their true beauty is revealedonly if there is a light from within.- Elisabeth Kubler-RossAs we let our light shine,we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence actually liberates others.- Marianne WilliamsonLabor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire,called conscience.- George WashingtonThe spark divine dwells in thee: let it grow.- Ella Wheeler WilcoxThere are choirs singing in your…
  • Why Are You Going?

    27 Feb 2015 | 9:08 pm
    The only questions that really matter are the ones you ask yourself.- Ursula K. Le GuinFootprints in the sands of time...Where have you been?Where are you going?Why are you going there?Pay attention.Don't let resentments or pessimism answer for you.- Jonathan Lockwood HuieSuccessful people ask better questions,and as a result, they get better answers.- Tony RobbinsYou see things and you say, Why?But I dream things that never were and say, Why not- George Bernard ShawFurther reading: Asking The Right QuestionsWhere Are You Going?Question Your QuestionsPlanting FlowersKnowing YourselfProfound…
  • Stand Beyond Criticism

    26 Feb 2015 | 9:08 pm
    We can't control the impressions others form about us,and the effort to do so only debases our character.- EpictetusDon't let anyone else take the measure of your worth and capabilities.Always stand proud in who you are!- Margaret Spellings No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.- Eleanor RooseveltWhen you find peace within yourself,you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others.- Peace PilgrimFurther reading: It's Not About YouHow To Not Care What Others ThinkDoing My BestHow to Deal with Rejection  Copyright © by Jonathan Lockwood Huie. First…
  • You Can't Escape Yourself

    25 Feb 2015 | 9:08 pm
    Remember, no matter where you go, there you are.- ConfuciusThe foolish man seeks happiness in the distance;the wise grows it under his feet.- J. Robert Oppenheimer We shall not cease from exploration.And the end of all of our exploringWill be to arrive where we startedAnd know the place for the first time.- T. S. EliotA man travels the world in search of what he needsand returns home to find it.- George Edward Moore Further reading: Maybe So, Maybe Not. - Ancient Taoist ProverbAdaptabilityInner BeautyWander, but Not AimlesslyGo With the Flow - Six Ways to Live a Happier…
  • Healthy Choices

    24 Feb 2015 | 9:08 pm
    Know the best and highest choices for healthand more often choose those things.- Mary Anne Radmacher Bad habits are like a comfortable bed,easy to get into, but hard to get out of.- Proverb To keep the body in good health is a duty...otherwise we shall not be ableto keep our mind strong and clear.- The BuddhaThe secret of health for both mind and bodyis not to mourn for the past,nor to worry about the future,but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.- The BuddhaWatch what you eat -Your body becomes what you eat.Watch what you think -Your mind becomes what you think.- Jonathan…
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    Inspire Me Today

  • Fuel Your Gratitude With Faith

    Miriam Owens
    1 Mar 2015 | 12:12 am
    Exactly how does that Bible verse go? Is it “in everything give thanks…” or is it “for everything give thanks…”? I have to be honest and tell you that I don’t always feel thankful. On nights that homework with my daughter turns into a 3+ hour ordeal, I don’t feel thankful. When I was told that my daughter had autism, I didn’t feel very thankful. When strangers in stores and restaurants gave us angry stares because my daughter was too loud or too busy for their taste, I felt defensive and angry, but not thankful. God expects us to cycle…
  • Miracles happen when possibility exists; possibility exists when the heart is open.

    Sheevaun O'Connor Moran
    1 Mar 2015 | 12:10 am
    This post was originally published on Leave a comment or share this post by visiting Miracles happen when possibility exists; possibility exists when the heart is open..
  • If we allow our definition of what’s possible to be based on how big someone else can dream, our dream will die.

    Inspire Me Today
    1 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    This post was originally published on Leave a comment or share this post by visiting If we allow our definition of what’s possible to be based on how big someone else can dream, our dream will die..
  • Wouldn’t It Be Wonderful If…

    Evelyn Roberts Brooks
    28 Feb 2015 | 12:12 am
    I can wrap up this advice in six words: Don’t be afraid to make mistakes! I’ve made tons of errors in judgment, picked the wrong men to fall in love with and done things that I’m amazed I survived. And yet, because of learning from my mistakes, I discovered my strengths, and I found out what I really value in life and want to experience more of. I spent so many years reacting to everything going on around me and thinking that my job was to smooth things over and make everyone else happy, even to the point of sacrificing my own dreams in the vain attempt to please. It took…
  • Freedom is letting go of your limitations and expressing your true self!

    Dr. Karen Jacobson
    28 Feb 2015 | 12:10 am
    This post was originally published on Leave a comment or share this post by visiting Freedom is letting go of your limitations and expressing your true self!.
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    Think Simple Now

  • How to Unlock Creativity

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

    Kate Carpenter
    16 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    After I graduated from college and started earning a decent paycheck, I spent a fair amount of time flipping through glossy home decorating magazines and meandering through home furnishing stores. I was “setting up house” for real for the first time in my life. It seemed very important that I get the décor exactly right because it would make an important declaration to the world about my personality and lifestyle. But choosing just the right style was hard — because I didn’t have my own style yet. Well, no … I knew I must have one. I just had to figure out what it was.
  • 4 Lessons on Feeling Happy

    Guest of TSN
    9 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    As a conscious gal who’s committed to deepening my relationship with Self and helping others do the same, I’ve learned some potent lessons about the World’s Most-Wanted, elusive state of happiness. Most often it’s our own expectation and longing for that happy-gassed state that’s actually the culprit of our suffering. The stronger our craving and attachment to the stuff, the less of it we get. See happiness — like any emotion — checks in and checks out on the regular. It peaks and it wanes and then it doubles back to you. I used to fret and dread the absence of happiness. I’d…
  • How to Be More Optimistic

    Rebecca A. Watson
    2 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    On one of my husband and my first camping trips together, we were walking down a wooded trail next to a crisp mountain river. The heat was severe, as it was mid-August. “Ugh,” my husband said. “This heat is so oppressive.” “Yeah, but we’re about to go swimming,” I replied. “Don’t be so pessimistic.” “The difference between my pessimism and your optimism is that I’m optimistic about the big things and you’re only optimistic about the small things,” he replied. “I think my pessimism is better than your optimism.” I hated to admit it, but he was right. I would…
  • 4 Tips for Being Yourself

    Guest of TSN
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    Do you ever fear that who you are isn’t enough — you put on a mask and become someone you’re not to avoid rejection? This has been me for most of my life. From a young age I never felt as though I was good enough. Growing up as an introvert surrounded by extroverts was what first got me questioning myself. Everyone seemed to love the opposite of what I was. I felt unloved, and I became ashamed of myself. This was the beginning of many years of self-destruction. I so desperately wanted to be accepted and loved by others. I did whatever it took to be what I thought people wanted to see.
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    Lolly Daskal

  • Your Attitude Is Everything If You Want To Succeed

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

    17 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    In the movie Love Story the main character famously says, “Love means never having to say you’re sorry.” It sounds very romantic, and for a long time I loved that quote—but over all the years that I have worked with leaders and organizations and teams, I’ve come to realize that it doesn’t really apply in leadership or in life. When it comes to building, restoring and developing relationships, you have to say you are sorry. And it’s not enough to just say you’re sorry—you have to sincerely apologize, to show that you’re willing to break old patterns and take real action…
  • The Wisdom Of Whole Hearted Leading

    10 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    Many of us are faced with uncertainty at every level and it’s easy to become overwhelmed. But there’s one commitment you can make that will help bring everything into line and that is living a whole-hearted life. A whole hearted life gives our leadership wisdom. The power of heart: Alter your life by accessing the power of your heart. The heart’s wisdom of depth and experience- the heart gives us the deepest foundation for life. No vision- no progress. A satisfying life can be built only on dreams and goals. Without them, we’re traveling without a map. Vision and goals keep us…
  • To Trust Means To Be Careless

    3 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    There are numerous resources stating what trust is and what trust isn’t. There are countless articles, illustrations and books with all kinds of defintions. So I decided to embark on my own search for the meaning of the word trust. While doing so, I found that in Hebrew, the word for trust is batach, written בָּטַח. It means (1) to attach oneself, (2) to confide in, (3) to feel safe, (4) to be careless. To be careless? How does that make sense? The last definition startled me a bit, but it also got me thinking. Here’s my take on what it means to be careless when it comes to…
  • Take Care of the Little Things And The Big Things Will Take Care Of Themselves

    27 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    For many the idea of being a leader—of being in charge, of being the boss, of being responsible for a team or a company—seems overwhelming. And frankly, it can be. It’s a big responsibility. But to be successful, we must be able to get things done and do them well. Leadership is great when leaders are effective and productive. No one wakes up in the morning and says, “Today I am a leader.” Leadership is earned, built and cultivated in small steps, with small things done successfully every day. Emily Dickinson once said, “If you take care of the small things, the big things take…
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    Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog

  • The Responsible Rebel

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

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

    Steve Pavlina
    21 Feb 2015 | 9:10 am
    My long-term path of exploring personal growth has often felt like repeatedly breaking orbit around a familiar star to go explore elsewhere in the galaxy. Usually this involves three stages: Recognizing that the familiar star is limiting my growth; becoming aware of its constraints Feeling increasingly attracted to new possibilities outside the current star system; itching to go explore Taking action to go explore; breaking orbit; accepting the consequences One popular star is the star of religion. Many people dwell in its gravity well. It can be a difficult one to leave, especially if…
  • Connecting

    Steve Pavlina
    11 Feb 2015 | 4:27 pm
    When Rachelle and I were in southern Spain a couple weeks ago, we stayed with some new friends on a three-acre fruit farm. Since the weather was so nice, we spent a lot of time sitting outside, enjoying views of rolling green hills and the city of Malaga down below, while we snacked on fresh avocados and oranges straight from the trees. Here’s a pic, so you can see what it looked like. There were five animals there: a small dog, two chickens, and two baby goats. When we first arrived, the dog was very friendly, but the other animals seemed slightly aloof. They all quickly warmed up to…
  • Lifestyle Design Challenges (Video)

    Steve Pavlina
    10 Feb 2015 | 10:35 am
    After the 2015 Lifestyle Design Convention in Zurich, Switzerland, last month, a few of the speakers (including me) got together to record an open conversation about our growth challenges and various other ideas. We ended up with a two-hour video of our chat session, which Kai Christen posted on YouTube a few weeks ago. From left to right in the video, you’ll see me, Leyla Salvadé, Morten Hake, and Kai Christen. After the conference I continued traveling for a few weeks (Switzerland, France, Spain, and Pennsylvania) and returned home to Las Vegas last week. New - Imaginary Men…
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    The Chief Happiness Officer Blog

  • App

    24 Feb 2015 | 1:50 am
    I just supported a sweet little app idea, based on sound principles from positive psychology. Check it out and see if you want to help this app happen.
  • The CEO who made pancakes

    20 Feb 2015 | 2:08 am
    A few weeks ago I did a workshop for a pharmaceutical company in Iceland called Medis as part of their 30 year anniversary and strategy kick-off. As you can see, they kinda liked it :) The guy in the front row in the blue suit is their CEO Valur Ragnarsson. Now, as we all know a workshop itself changes nothing so we always work with our clients to come up with a plan that will actually make a difference in the workplace. As part of that plan, I challenged Valur to come up with something he could do that would be fun, easy and visible – just to show people that he is committed to…
  • Happy employees = happy customers

    19 Feb 2015 | 4:50 am
    Here’s an excerpt from a speech I did in London where I focused on creating world class customer service by making your employees happy. The video text is in Danish but the video itself is in English :)
  • Quote

    18 Feb 2015 | 4:54 am
    “It’s not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is what are we busy about?” – Henry David Thoreau
  • Free webinar: How to stay happy when things get busy

    17 Feb 2015 | 4:13 am
    Are people in your workplace busy? Dumb question, right – everyone is these days. Here are the results of one US study from 2005: 26% of employees were overworked often or very often in the last month 27% were overwhelmed by how much work they had to do often or very often in the last month 29% often or very often didn’t have time to step back and process or reflect on the work they were doing during the last month And this was 10 years ago – indications are that it’s only gotten worse since. This constant busyness is not only making us unhappy and stressed at work,…
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    Self Help Daily

  • 20 Motivational Quotes Infographic - Great Quotes About Success!

    26 Feb 2015 | 3:58 pm
    Great Quotes About Success!Source: Success Story Motivational Quotes Follow me on Twitter! Motivational Quotes Infographic © Joi for Self Help Daily, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to Post tags: Infographic, motivational quotes, success quotes
  • People Can’t Drive You Crazy If You Don’t Give Them the Keys (Review) - Get Your Hands, Eyes, and/or Ears On This Book

    23 Feb 2015 | 9:05 am
    Get Your Hands, Eyes, and/or Ears On This Book  Continuing the Focus of 2015: Building a Happier Family! A while back,  I downloaded an interesting sounding e-book, People Can’t Drive You Crazy If You Don’t Give Them the Keys (Kindle edition link) by Mike Bechtle.  I fell in love with the cover image Come on, who wouldn’t be? It’s a duck. In a snazzy jacket with a whackadoodle hat. And can we talk about the fact that he has green hair? The title is, to be honest, what initially caught my eye. Even before the duck. The title reminds me of a something I always…
  • Review: Clean Slate, A Cookbook and Guide from the Editors of Martha Stewart Living - Reset Your Health, Detox Your Body, and Feel Your Best

    17 Feb 2015 | 8:15 am
    Reset Your Health, Detox Your Body, and Feel Your Best Clean Slate: A Cookbook and Guide: Reset Your Health, Detox Your Body, and Feel Your Best Almost everyone is TALKING these days about “clean eating,” cutting out empty calories, cutting back on red meat, and forgetting that fried food even exists. Yet hardly anyone is actually FOLLOWING through. Why? It’s a whole lot easier to say you’re going to changer your way of eating than to actually do it. The talk? Easy. The follow thorough? Not so much. Clean Slate: A Cookbook and Guide: Reset Your Health, Detox Your Body,…
  • Top Ten Things You Should Stop Doing - If You Want to Be Happier, Drop These Habits NOW!

    13 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    If You Want to Be Happier, Drop These Habits NOW!  We are a generation of to do lists, multi-tasking, smart phones, and appointment calendars.  We’re convince that the MORE we DO, the happier we’ll be.  We think, “If we want happiness, we have to do do do and get get get…” We proudly wave our “git ‘er done” mentality and vow to do just that.  And, of course we want our lunch to go – after all there are places to go, people to see, and plenty of ‘er to get done. I won’t even lecture (well, not today anyway) about what…
  • In Honor Of Abraham Lincoln on His Birthday - Failure Doesn't Have to Have the Last Word!

    12 Feb 2015 | 7:10 am
    Failure Doesn't Have to Have the Last Word!Today (February 12) is the birthday of one of my greatest non-Biblical and non-Family heroes – the beautiful soul known to the world as President Abraham Lincoln.  He was born on February 12, 1809 in Hodgenville, Kentucky. Suffice to say we Kentuckians are understandably proud that Mr. Lincoln was also a Kentuckian. More importantly he was an American and every single one of us can be both proud and thankful for that. As you may know, I am completely in love with old books. One of my favorites is Words to Live By (Copyright 1947-1957). This…
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    Box of Crayons

  • My One Best Question, Episode 14

    26 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    A great question reveals new paths, creates new connections and opens up new worlds. So what are the great questions? In this series, I asked writers, thinkers, coaches and executives what their favourite question was. This episode features Kevin Eikenberry, author of Remarkable Leadership; executive coach Judith Hushagen of Mannet; and David Jones, VP of Dimensional Fund Advisors.
  • On a Highly Personal Note…

    25 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    It is with deep sadness that I write this post. One of Box of Crayon’s key team members (and the person who keeps things ticking along behind the scenes), Marlene, has suffered a heartbreaking loss. Her daughter, Rebecca, was taken from her through a tragic act of violence. Becca was vital, kind and compassionate. She loved life and was devoted to improving the lives of others. One of the things she cared about most was protecting the environment. We want to help keep Becca’s spirit alive by supporting the great work she’d been doing. I invite you to contribute to the BEEPS Foundation…
  • Twofer Tuesday: On Vision & Resistance

    24 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    Have you joined our Tools for the Time-Crunch Manager LinkedIn group? It’s designed to inspire and help you conquer the day-to-day challenges of your workday! We often share resources like this… What water are you swimming in? When I moved to Toronto in 2001, I briefly held the position “Director of Behavioural Brand Alignment.” It was, as the say, Big Hat and No Cattle. I was with an organization going through rebranding, and my job – which I failed to make any real impact doing – was linking brand with culture. You may have seen the saying “culture eats…
  • Great Work Provocation

    Michael Bungay Stanier
    23 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    Are your efforts worth it? What tough decision do you need to be making right now?
  • The Two Essential Ingredients for a Powerful Vision

    20 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    You too have probably lost some small part of your soul when you realize that the vision for the organization you work for is a mealy mouthed, committee-lowest-common-denominator’­d, weasel worded piece of corporate jargon that plays no useful role other than to tick the “we’ve got a corporate vision” box. And it’s true that it’s not easy to create a vision – for yourself, for your team, even for your organization – that’s powerful and useful, rather than just a candidate for Death by Lamination. In this short, punchy webinar, I share the…
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    Motivation and Success Strategies | GetMotivation

  • What is EQ? 10 Ways an Emotional Intelligence Tool will Increase Your Workplace Productivity

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

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

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

    Josh Hinds
    31 Jan 2015 | 5:03 pm
    The cliche of the 21st century is the word “success”. While this word didn’t assume wider usage in the present century, getting the attributes of it has eluded many sending the weak-hearted to their early grave. The promise of a nice estate, booming Business Empire, splash cars, great vacations, and bounded respect within one’s community and quality education for one’s protege are all promises of success. And it takes persons with guts to attain success of any kind. Being Confident: Know that: success starts with knowing when to say “NO” and “YES”. I call this…
  • The Top 7 Benefits of Writing Down Your Goals

    Josh Hinds
    29 Jan 2015 | 3:05 pm
    I have observed many people in my life and found that most people don’t write their goals down — and as a result accomplish very little in their life. Alternatively, I have met many people who have clearly written goals and accomplished much more than they could ever imagined they would. Millions of people are wondering what to do and what not to do. Millions live purposelessly and die purposelessly. On the other hand there are many successful people who achieve greatness — largely because they take the time to set goals. And work towards the achievement of those goals until…
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    Danielle LaPorte: white hot truth + sermons on life

  • An insider’s view of how Team Danielle uses Marie Forleo’s B-School.

    Kim Caloca
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:20 am
    A team that learns together earns together. And #TeamDanielle loves to learn. We’re adorkable that way. Since it’s the season of B-School registration and every one of us has gone through B-School (and we dip into the community throughout the year — every year, for 4 years running now…) we’ve culled our best B-School business lessons. #TeamDanielle + B-School Strategy = Unstoppable Danielle LaPorte: Visionary + Wearer of Great Shoes One year in B-School, Marie asked, “How would you behave if you were best in the world at what you do?”. That one question was a…
  • Energize that! How to activate your crystals, mala beads, and sacred objects.

    24 Feb 2015 | 4:39 pm
    Photo credit: Catherine Just Photography Something is sacred because you say it is. When a lot of people put their sacred intention into something, then that object’s power increases. It’s simple physics, really. More focused energy = more power.  So, you gotta power up your sacred stuff. YOU. Not the minister who gave you the rosary, or the lady who sold you the crystal (not to diminish their blessed energy). But you. YOU are the greatest activator of your “divinely helpful objects.” So when you bring home a new baby citrine from the crystal shop, or you’re…
  • Game-changing decisions. The Top 5 things to know about B-School.

    Kim Caloca
    24 Feb 2015 | 11:15 am
    In The Desire Map, the life area that relates to career is called Livelihood & Lifestyle. Some Core Desired Feelings I hear come up a lot in that area are: Abundant. Free. In Service. Generous. Powerful. Knowing how you want to feel in the realm of career and prosperity, The Desire Map would ask you: What are you going to DO to generate those feelings? What actions will align you with those feeling states? My opinion? You should probably sign up for Marie Forleo’s B-School.  “I learned more in B-School’s 8 weeks of applied knowledge than I did in three years of college or anything…
  • Resentment. And how to (un)block your prosperity.

    22 Feb 2015 | 5:00 pm
    When my first company tanked, I was on the hook for about $150,000. Before I got slammed with that fact, my CEO, who I hired to run the company, thought it best to fire my Founder’s ass. Shortly after they canned me, the whole business fell apart — because you can’t have a personality-driven business without um, the founding personality there. And because, bad karma. Anywaaaay, I got to sit back and watch them tank without me. Which was only slightly satisfying. Mostly it was sad and crushing. When the castle crumbled, the bank called me for its money. And because I’d co-signed…
  • “Don’t get ahead of yourself”…can suck it.

    19 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    If you’re a horse, you will probably always act like a horse. You’ll run all horse-like, and crave wide, open spaces. Like horses do. Because…you’re a for real horse. People may ask you to be less fidgety at the gate — don’t get too excited. Or you shouldn’t take up so much space when you clippety clop into a room. And, Why do you always want to run? Can’t you not want to run as much? Not really…you’re a horse. All of you is a horse. You’re not part horse, and part cat — in fact, you’re a purebred. MOST OF THE TIME, in most circumstances, being your total horse self…
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    Jungle of Life

  • Famous Motivational Quotes

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

    Lance Ekum
    13 Feb 2015 | 8:18 pm
    Tweet The Infographic is the courtesy of Love Letters
  • Famous Success Quotes

    Lance Ekum
    8 Feb 2015 | 3:06 pm
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  • Married to a Rock? Living with an Emotionally Detached Spouse

    Guest Author
    30 Jan 2015 | 4:27 am
    Tweet Is your spouse cool and distant? Not one to share his or her feelings or try to understand yours? Has he or she always been this way?  Are you struggling in the relationship, craving emotional intimacy, connection, and attachment that you can’t seem to get? You’re not alone, and the good news is that you can do something about it. Be aware there can be many reasons for this unresponsiveness that have nothing to do with you. Perhaps he sees emotional expression as a weakness and has learned to “man up” and suppress his feelings.  Or maybe she detached from her own emotions…
  • Pay it Forward is Easier Than Some Might Think

    Lance Ekum
    13 Jan 2015 | 9:54 am
    Tweet Paying it forward is a concept sweeping its way across the country. This involves one person doing something for the good of another. The idea behind it is that this will make others stop and think about how they can help others in the middle of their busy days. Though you might think that it takes a lot of time to help others, you can pay it forward in some smaller ways. Doing something good for another person can restore their faith in humanity and make you feel a little closer to God. Donate Your Time How much time do you have available every week? If you have even an hour free, you…
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    Kala's Bohemian Blog - Explore Your Spirit with Kala

  • Kala’s Writing Tip #3 Seek Adventure

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

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

    Kala Ambrose
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:53 am
    In my work as an Intuitive who teaches Entrepreneurs how to Build their Business, I understand that it is equally important to both tap into your intuition to see future trends, while also being grounded in the material world so that you can build the business of your dreams, seeing it manifest to provide quality experiences and products to the world. In 2011, my work as an Intuitive Entrepreneur caught the attention of the Learning Annex and they asked me to write a report of Business Intuition Trends for 2012 and the Decade Beyond. I happily agreed to write and make these predictions and…
  • Bring the Energy of Spring into Your Home

    Kala Ambrose
    19 Feb 2015 | 10:31 am
    Lesson Three: Celebrate Spring and Boost Your Energy through Sound! Learn How to Bring the Energy of Spring into your home through this video course from Kala’s Academy of Mystical Arts and Spiritual Sciences as she shares Old World Traditions of How to Celebrate Spring Equinox, explains the History of the Goddess Ostara and her Colored Eggs and Bunnies, and and shares How to Cleanse your Home from the stagnant old energy of Winter, using sound through sacred bells. One of the easiest ways to help boost your energy is through sound. The physical body as well as the aura reacts to sound…
  • Kala Ambrose’s Psychic School

    Kala Ambrose
    11 Feb 2015 | 12:56 pm
    Kala Ambrose’s PSYCHIC SCHOOL Six Weeks of Psychic Exploration an Online Course via Webinar World Renowned Intuitive and Wisdom Teacher Kala Ambrose is now teaching this new course. It’s Time to Discover Your Hidden Psychic Talents   Signs of Awakening to Your Intuitive Abilities include: Do you find yourself thinking about someone and the phone rings as they call you? Have you felt the presence of a loved one in spirit around you and seen signs that they were near? Have you asked for help and noticed synchronicities that appeared to send you a message? Have you had a dream…
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    Walter E. Jacobson, M.D. » Self-Help Blog

  • “When You Share, You Have More.” ~ Leonard Nimoy

    Walter Jacobson
    1 Mar 2015 | 12:52 pm
    The scarcity principle is based on fear and maintains that if you give to others then you will have less. But what Leonard Nimoy wisely understood is the prosperity principle, that when we share we multiply life’s blessings. The post “When You Share, You Have More.” ~ Leonard Nimoy appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
  • Let Go or Be Dragged

    Walter Jacobson
    25 Feb 2015 | 11:44 am
    If you don’t let go of your investment in your ego and don’t find a way to release your resentments and embrace acceptance and forgiveness, you are doomed to struggle with unhappiness. The post Let Go or Be Dragged appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
  • EVERY Relationship is an Opportunity to EXTEND LOVE

    Walter Jacobson
    21 Feb 2015 | 8:58 am
    We know what a telephone is for: To talk to somebody. But at a DEEPER LEVEL, it is a way to extend LOVE to another person. Even when you’re just ordering a pizza. The post EVERY Relationship is an Opportunity to EXTEND LOVE appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
  • The Power of Self-Esteem

    Walter Jacobson
    18 Feb 2015 | 7:59 am
    When we have sufficient self-esteem our ego is neither inflated by adulation nor threatened by minimization from others. This leads to us making wise, empowering decisions in our lives. The post The Power of Self-Esteem appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
  • Is The Grass Always Greener On The Other Side Of The Fence?

    Walter Jacobson
    14 Feb 2015 | 7:34 am
    If you are not satisfied with what you have, look not to what others have, but rather look to ways you can improve upon what you do have by becoming more proactive, more productive, more effective. #DrWalter #BestEverYou #ElizabethHamilton #walterjacobsonmd #forgivetowin #forgiveness #successprinciples #lawofattraction The post Is The Grass Always Greener On The Other Side Of The Fence? appeared first on Walter E. Jacobson, M.D..
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    Everything Counts!

  • Keep Your Promises

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

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

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

    Gary Ryan Blair
    28 Dec 2014 | 8:41 pm
    SOMETIMES WE CAN become dulled to words like goals, objectives or priorities, and something as simple as changing the language you use can make all the difference in the world. Heck, it worked for Starbucks…and how they changed the entire language around a simple cup of coffee. Speaking of that, it makes no sense to me at all. Doesn’t grande mean large? And why would any company name their smallest drink “tall”? So sorry about that…let’s get back to the message, and how a simple change of language can unlock the key to staring the New Year fast, focused and…
  • Making the Perfect New Year’s Resolution

    Gary Ryan Blair
    26 Dec 2014 | 10:32 am
    New Year’s Resolutions offer you the first and perhaps the most important opportunity for remaking yourself. As with any opportunity, you have an obligation to capitalize on it and begin the year enjoying the sweetness of success, rather than experiencing and reinforcing the bitter taste of failure and disappointment. Failure, disappointment, quitting, making excuses, and blame are unworthy of your companionship, and you should never allow yourself to be associated with such behaviors. Unfortunately that’s exactly how the majority of people will begin the New Year. The good news is that…
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    Escape Adulthood with Kim & Jason

  • Thou Shalt Get a Job With Benefits

    28 Feb 2015 | 6:00 pm
    [ This is an excerpt from “Penguins Can’t Fly +39 Other Rules That Don’t Exist.” Order it now and read about 39 more rules that might be holding you back from living the story you deserve. ] Many well-intentioned parents, grandparents, and teachers urge kids to get a job with good benefits. I couldn’t agree more. Except. Except that when most people talk about “benefits,” they usually mean really, really good health insurance (with full dental!) and some sort of retirement plan that will take care of you when you’re put out to pasture. When I was going through high…
  • Saturday Morning Sprinkles: Art of Snow Edition

    28 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    • Oh man, every single one of these snow sculptures is just awesome. • Ever wonder what your old toys are worth? The original Teddy Ruxpin can fetch up to $1,000, and old Matchbox cars can go for even more! • An interesting article on the downsides of testing. This one really struck a chord: “Tests make teachers hate teaching and kids hate learning.” • Breakfast cereal is the savior of these popcorn balls, which I’d normally despise. • Our family has been smitten by the video of Maroon 5 crashing a bunch of weddings. It has been on constant rotation at our house.
  • The Future is Here (Minus the Aliens)

    26 Feb 2015 | 5:35 pm
    Click here to view the embedded video. I was born in 1976, the same year this interview of Arthur C. Clarke happened. He describes in great detail the gadgets we are using today. The dude even pretty much nails the Apple Watch, which isn’t even officially out yet! Considering I was a newborn when he made these predictions, I would not have understood any of it. But even if I’d watched it for the first time in 1983, when I was seven, I still would have been amazed by the future he so accurately predicted. It would have seemed like a far-fetched fairy tale. Keep in mind, the Atari…
  • Meet Marty, Mini Adultitis Fighter

    22 Feb 2015 | 1:36 pm
    One of the best ways to defeat Adultitis is to set booby traps for it. An Adultitis Booby Trap is a simple item or routine you incorporate into your life for the purpose of serindipitously reminding yourself to smile, laugh, or take yourself lightly, particularly when Adultitis levels are at their highest. Our favorite Adultitis Booby Trap involves a tiny penguin eraser called Marty. For many years, we used Gumby’s friend Pokey (until we stumbled upon Marty, who reminded us of the hero on the cover of my book), but almost anything can work. The best candidates are small and waterproof.
  • Thou Shalt Not Let Them See You Car Dancing

    14 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    [ My book, Penguins Can’t Fly +39 Other Rules That Don’t Exist, is now available for pre-order! Here is one of my wife’s favorite chapters. ] It’s an incontrovertible fact: It is impossible to hear Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’” while driving and not transform into a head-banging, lyric-belting, steering wheel-pounding god or goddess of rock ’n’ roll. In the cozy cocoon of your humble car, you are the Alpha and Omega of Awesome. Your inner child is running naked in the rain and you don’t care who knows it. That is until Adultitis reminds you that you are at a…
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    The BridgeMaker

  • The Power of a Kiss

    Alex Blackwell
    22 Feb 2015 | 6:09 am
    Kissing is like drinking salted water. You drink, and your thirst increases. – Chinese Proverb The Kiss (above) was painted by Austrian painter Gustav Klimt in 1909. A print of Klimt’s masterpiece hangs in my house. It serves as a mirror by reflecting the urgency, passion and sweetness a kiss can have. Even though I’m familiar with the painting, I’m no art expert. My tastes run from Thomas Kincaid’s Christmas Miracle to Van Gogh’s Starry Night. I like what I like. And like most people, certain art has the ability to grab my attention and speak to me. So, when I catch a glimpse…
  • A Simple Path – To Burning for Something

    Alex Blackwell
    15 Feb 2015 | 2:31 am
    And in me wake hope, fear, boundless desire. – George MacDonald What is the one thing that gets you up in the morning and keeps you going all day long? What do you burn for? I’m burning right now. I burn for my wife and children. I burn for the idea that helping others isn’t a waste of time and I burn for the idea that keeping hope alive, no matter the obstacles, isn’t a fantasy. And in a quiet moment, when I shift my attention to a more personal place, I can feel my soul. It’s on fire – burning for me. Burning for something I burn for my purpose; for the reason I was…
  • Just the Good Stuff

    Alex Blackwell
    8 Feb 2015 | 7:08 am
    And in her smile I see something more beautiful than the stars. – Beth Revis With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, Mary Beth and I are faced with our yearly dilemma – how do we want to celebrate it? My wife and I made a pact several years ago that we wouldn’t be influenced to give each other the obligatory card or the required roses. Instead, we try to be spontaneous with how we show our love on the the other 364 days of the year. Like roses on a normal Tuesday in November or a card left on the bathroom sink sometime in April. If you and your partner are like us and…
  • Give Way

    Alex Blackwell
    1 Feb 2015 | 6:51 am
    You have to dream before your dreams can come true. – A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Emily just finished playing the lead role of Rose in the musical Dogfight. At 16, my daughter was simply wonderful. Yep, I’m a proud parent, which is one reason why I’m saying she was incredible. Also, five consecutive sold-out shows is another indicator of her strong performance, and the amazing performances of the entire cast. A Gift The music is energetic, fun and at times, emotional. It was a gift to observe the audience watch my daughter sing. I could tell they were all rooting for Rose as she pursued her…
  • Waking Up to Love

    Alex Blackwell
    25 Jan 2015 | 5:56 am
    To love a person is to learn the song that is in their heart and sing it to them when they have forgotten. – Thomas Chandler Life has a way of lulling me to sleep sometimes. Not sleep in the literal sense, but sleep in the my mind is numb and I feel so checked-out sense. I’ve been asleep lately. In this slumber, I’ve felt disconnected, uninspired and even though alive, just motionless, like a car stuck in a deep ditch with balding tires. In this situation, gaining traction is difficult. I could point to the challenges Mary Beth and I have faced the past several months or getting a…
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    The Cracker Lady's House

  • Baseball and Mosquitoes

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

  • Flying without a Helicopter – A Book for Millennials, Their Parents and Their Bosses

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

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

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

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

    31 Dec 2014 | 1:43 pm
    A few years ago I got a phone call from a woman I’d connected with on Twitter. She had been following my blog and the blog of my business partner, Denny Coates, and said she was very impressed with our content. She said we were the kind of people she liked to connect with. Of course, I liked her immediately!She proceeded to ask lots of questions about our focus and business, expressing genuine interest along the way.Then she told me she wanted to introduce me to a couple of people she’d recently met on LinkedIn. True to her word, she followed up afterwards with emails to me and these…
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    Building Personal Strength

  • Hear Judy Robinett Talk about Being a Power Connector

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

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

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

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

    23 Dec 2014 | 5:17 pm
    I've always been a big fan of PGA golf. As a young man in the 1960s, I played 18 holes nearly every day and sometimes 36. As a high school senior, I was captain of the golf team. And I enthusiastically followed the careers of Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, and Gary Player - all legendary champions.I recently viewed a revealing interview with Gary Player. What struck me is that the physical and mental strength that allowed him to compete with Palmer and Nicklaus and win 9 major championships in his career came from his difficult childhood. He deeply loved his mother, but she died when he was 8…
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  • 3 Lessons On How To Promote Successful Collaborations

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

    Tanveer Naseer
    17 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    In recent years, there’s been a growing focus on the importance of emotional intelligence in today’s leadership. Of why those in leadership positions need to rely less on their technical competencies and knowledge, and more on how to go about building relationships with those under their care – both to better connect the overarching vision of the organization to the internal needs of their employees, as well as to ensure a clearer understanding of the realities found within their workplace.To date, there have been numerous studies that have shown the growing expectations…
  • A Powerful Lesson On Decision-Making In A Fast-Paced World

    Tanveer Naseer
    10 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    In this guest piece by David Marquet, Retired U.S. Navy Captain, David chronicles his experiences and mistakes while in command of the submarine the USS Santa Fe to reveal how you can empower your employees and colleagues to think for themselves.We were in the final stages of a cat-and-mouse game with the enemy diesel submarine. The simulated war had escalated to the point where our submarine was authorized to sink it.The enemy had picked this area deliberately. The shallow uneven bottom reduced the effectiveness of the torpedo, and to ensure a hit we would need a precise idea of the…
  • How To Double Productivity And Take Control Of Your Time

    Tanveer Naseer
    3 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    The following is a guest piece by Steven R. Shallenberger.Have you ever felt overwhelmed, or “task saturated,” with phone calls, emails, interruptions, or competing responsibilities? How many of us spend our days frantically trying to get through our to-do lists but still never find time to do what really matters most? If this sounds all too familiar, you are not alone.What if I could share a process and tool that could help eliminate those feelings and replace them with a sense of peace, happiness, and accomplishment? These tools will allow you to shift your focus from inaction to action…
  • How Leaders Can Cure A Toxic Workplace

    Tanveer Naseer
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    One of the things I enjoy about sharing my writings and insights on leadership is the opportunity it creates to interact with my readers – to hear their stories and what they’ve learned along the way, as well as some of the challenges they are trying to overcome.Recently, one challenge in particular caught my attention as it was brought forth by both a reader of my leadership blog and by an audience member at a talk I gave last week.  The challenge in question was what do you do if you have to lead a team in a toxic workplace setting? And how can you overcome this to effectively lead…
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    The Curious Brain

  • #rewind

    1 Mar 2015 | 9:06 am
    The Kiriae Crucible – Salem Witch Trials
  • Hello Spring!

    1 Mar 2015 | 9:02 am
    Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson
  • Blurred Shapes NSFW

    1 Mar 2015 | 8:51 am
    The work of Dorota Korotko. Pls note it contains female nudity
  • #rewind

    1 Mar 2015 | 8:33 am
    Harry Belafonte – Midnight Special #1 (1961) Harp: Bob Dylan
  • Lady thoughts

    1 Mar 2015 | 8:28 am
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    Interruption Management

  • Major Disruption: A Hacked Password

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

    17 Feb 2015 | 6:27 am
    Notes from the Power of Focus by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, and Les Hewitt     People who are busy all the time will never get anywhere in life if they lack focus.  For such a short word focus packs power.     *    Steam rising from a boiling pot is unfocused.  Steam surging through a turbine engine will propel vehicles.  Light from a flame is unfocused.  Light from a laser beam is so highly focused that it will cut steel.       *    The unfocused in business or career may do…
  • Higher Productivity via Happiness

    12 Feb 2015 | 5:31 am
    The happier you are, the more effectively your brain functions. Ultimately, this results in higher productivity.  Slide to 7:05 to see the last five minutes of Shawn Anchor's talk which succinctly encapsulates his work on happiness and productivity.
  • You Can Handle It!

    12 Feb 2015 | 5:30 am
    Matthew Blakeslee writing for Discover a few years back wrote, "If old dogs haven’t been able to learn new maybe that’s because no one has known how to teach them properly. Until quite recently orthodox neuroscience held that only the brains of young children are resilient, malleable, and morphable—in a word, plastic.""This neuroplasticity, as it is called, seems to fade steadily as the brain congeals into its fixed adult configuration. Infants can sustain massive brain damage, up to the loss of an entire cerebral hemisphere, and still develop into nearly normal adults; any adult who…
  • Clutter Distracts

    31 Jan 2015 | 6:30 am
    Information is stored in spaces -- tables, shelves, desks, disks, hard drives, mobile devices, web sites, etc. and you control the spaces in your life.Clutter is distracting. If your desk is a mess right now, strewn high with piles that are growing higher, remember you're the one who controls that space, as well as your filing cabinet, your shelves, the top of your dining room table, your kitchen counter, your glove compartment, or your back seat.You are the one controlling your space, and this acknowledgment will help you to stay focused on the task at hand.
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    Scott Grossberg | Thinking Magically™

  • Thinking Magically™ | 12 Books That Will Turn You Into a Magician

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

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

    15 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    Harper was suddenly overwhelmed with the need to make an impression. She didn’t want to be forgotten, even if it was for all the wrong reasons. — Elizabeth Craft and Sarah Fain, Bass Backwards and Belly Up ======================================== What’s With This Thing I Keep Hearing About? ======================================== I’ve been hearing A LOT lately about the concept of “relevance.” People tell me they want to be “relevant.” People who run business tell me they want their businesses to be “relevant.” They say these things as if being “relevant” — the…
  • Thinking Magically™ | Treat Your Magic Like a Lover

    8 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    Take a lover who looks at you like maybe you are magic. – Frida Kahlo ==================== Magic is not a finish line ==================== Many people I run into think that “doing magic” is an ultimate outcome — a result that you hurry to achieve. Nothing could be further from the truth. Magic, like being with a lover, is a journey, a process, an activity. If it were any other way, then the fastest performer (in both the arts of magic and love) would be the winner. And we certainly know that isn’t the case, don’t we? Still, we are a neurotic and ambitious bunch and most of us…
  • Thinking Magically™ | How to Have Made-to-Order Magic in No Time

    1 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    The crucial discovery was made that, in order to become painting, the universe seen by the artist had to become a private one created by himself. – Andre Malraux I’ve always loved the word bespoke. It’s the British term for “made to order.” When you have something that is custom-made it is bespoke. The word literally means “to speak for something.” Another way of saying this might be reflected in a passage from Matthew — “ask and it shall be given to you.” Now imagine that word applied to the world of magic. ======================== Tailor-made magic matters…
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    Experience Optimism

  • Measure the goodness of a team

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

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

    1 Feb 2015 | 9:23 am
    I joined the Optimist Club of Granite City, Illinois in 1987. I've written about it before; I had wanted to join for some time, but it took quite a while for the men in this civic service club to allow women to enter its hallowed halls.Once admitted, I got very involved moving through club leadership to district leadership and eventually landing a job at Optimist International headquarters as the director of membership development.That position led me to visit Idaho and eventually move to the Pacific Northwest District - Optimist International. Once there, I took a hiatus. I never stopped my…
  • Don't leave it to chance - plan to be kind

    25 Jan 2015 | 6:03 pm
    There's a big movement that's been going around for several years now called pay it forward. The idea is that you pay for the person's coffee who is standing in line behind you at Starbuck's, or other places and ideas, among other different random acts of kindness.The thought is that random acts of kindness lift your spirits at the same time as it lifts the mood of the person who receives your gift. Both are definitely smile-worthy pursuits.I propose that we can do better than be spontaneous gifters of good feelings and I propose that we can do so through the planned activities in an Optimist…
  • Do the right thing. Always.

    19 Jan 2015 | 11:33 am
    Two weeks ago, I attended the movie "Selma."The movie depicted Martin Luther King's leadership of the civil rights movement in the United States in 1965; specifically, it detailed the events leading up to the march on the Edmund Pettus Bridge as black Americans made their way to Montgomery to register to vote. Beaten and tear-gassed on the first attempt, Martin Luther King knelt and prayed and then turned his followers around on the second attempt. Although they could have continued to march, he feared the violence that would ensue and determined to wait for the adjudication of a court…
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  • The Power of Self-Healing and the Bio-Energetic Information System

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

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

    Gilbert Ross
    6 Feb 2015 | 12:51 am
    The short end of the stick is that all inner change or personal transformation happens at a deeper level of consciousness. No matter how brilliant our thoughts and ideas are, they are not sufficient to bring about real change. When it comes down to making powerful and positive shifts in our life, knowledge by itself is superfluous. That means that you can conceptually and rationally grasp the secrets of the universe but you can only put them into practice by integrating them into your totality of self. The idea of course is nothing new. Ancient spiritual practices such as meditation and…
  • Mind Hacks Used by Top Performers to Get in the Zone

    Gilbert Ross
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:46 am
    You are about to give a talk on a stage podium or address a small crowd around a table at a dinner party. You have everything setup and well planned out. You know the script on the back of your hands and you have rehearsed the lines a hundred times over. The moment is now. The curtains are drawn, announcements are made and the spotlight is on you but there’s one problem. Those neat and coherent lines in your head got suddenly tangled up. The crowd seems to shrink in a blur, your mouth is all dried up and your pulse rushes to a frenzy. As you try to clutch to a note or reference in your…
  • 10 Manifestations of an Awakening Self

    Gilbert Ross
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:43 am
      If one had to look for a common point of departure amongst many spiritual traditions, I think that it has to be the idea of the embodied spirit. In other words – the idea that we are essentially spiritual beings embodied in a magnificent bio-physical machine on a short experiential trip to the physical third dimensional world. To expand this anecdote a little bit more, I would add that our spiritual Self is also connected to a superb parallel processing computer – the brain – which helps us make sense of our surroundings in this dimension but at the same time…
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    All About Gratitude | How to be More Grateful | Increase your Gratitude | Gratitude Quotes | Paul B. Taubman, II

  • A New Momment

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

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

  • 9 Things You Should Be Able to Say About Your Life

    9 Feb 2015 | 2:13 am
    Post written by Marc for Marc and Angel and this is a wonderful post which gives us a insight about our daily life which helps The post 9 Things You Should Be Able to Say About Your Life appeared on Zen Inspiration.
  • The right to choose

    7 Feb 2015 | 2:11 am
    Dr. Victor Frankl, survivor of the concentration camp in Auschwitz, wrote in his diary: “Those who lived in these places of death can still recall The post The right to choose appeared on Zen Inspiration.
  • The Things That Get in the Way of Doing

    7 Feb 2015 | 2:09 am
    This list isn’t complete, but just some ideas to get you thinking: Online distractions. Being overwhelmed Email is piled up. Feeling indecisive. Lack of discipline.The post The Things That Get in the Way of Doing appeared on Zen Inspiration.
  • Someone who understands

    1 Feb 2015 | 7:33 pm
    A farmer had some puppies he needed to sell. He painted a sign advertising the 4 pups, and set about nailing it to a post The post Someone who understands appeared on Zen Inspiration.
  • THE 4 WIVES a Insightful story

    29 Jan 2015 | 10:37 am
    There was a rich merchant who had 4 wives. He loved the 4th wife the most and adorned her with rich robes and treated her The post THE 4 WIVES a Insightful story appeared on Zen Inspiration.
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    Thin Difference

  • 4 Tips for Young Leaders

    27 Feb 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Guest Post by Aaron Armour I walked through the doors as a new manager with confidence, excitement and a notebook full of ideas. I expected some challenges, of course, but I knew the team would rally and fight through anything. I knew the business was underperforming, customer traffic was declining and employee turnover was high. And I fully expected to make a turnaround. Then my ears began to ring. “You’re too young to be the manager.” “I’ll be impressed if you last here in 6 months.” “At least with [the old manager] we knew what we had. Now things will have to get worse before…
  • Finding Meaning in Bridge Jobs

    Heidi Oran
    25 Feb 2015 | 4:29 am
    We’ve all been there – whether your’re a newly minted college grad, a seasoned professional with an expired contract, or a parent returning to work after a few years off – we’ve all worked jobs that aren’t our dream job. We take them for many reasons: for experience, for resume building, because we’re not quite sure what our dream jobs are, and let’s be honest, most often we take them because of the money. It’s no secret we live in a highly competitive job market and Millennials are pouring out of colleges – competing with their…
  • Millennials: Wanting More from Leadership and Business

    Jon Mertz
    21 Feb 2015 | 8:16 am
    Remember 20-something? Much begins at 20-something and many have big dreams of how their career will unfold, how they will rise in their leadership responsibilities, and how their organization will be unique in supporting their team members and community. Remember those times? For some, like me, it was many years ago. For others, it is now. Wanting more is a good thing. Wanting is what pushes us to develop more, achieve more, and create more. (tweet to share) What happens when we want more is others may view us as being excessively eager and unwilling to pay our dues. Each may be valid but…
  • How to Refresh Your Leadership Practices

    Jon Mertz
    18 Feb 2015 | 4:33 am
    Take a deep breath. Refreshed. Pop in a mint. Refreshed. Snooze for 10 minutes. Refreshed. Short activities can jolt us awake again, leaving us with a sense of being refreshed. Through the years, Thin Difference has been refreshed. Last week, we modernized the look and simplified the navigation. The reality is Thin Difference has been refreshed several times. More focus on the next generation of leaders, more voices from different generations, and greater depth on relevant topics through papers and now a book, Activate Leadership: Aspen Truths to Empower Millennial Leaders. The common thread…
  • Using Intentionality to Counter the Generational Reputation

    14 Feb 2015 | 5:51 am
    Guest Post by Megan Dougherty and Danielle Aaronson Between the two of us, we have a combined ten years in the workforce and have already held five jobs. On paper, it would appear we are on par to live into our generation’s less than optimal reputation of job-hopping. Ouch. In fact, Forbes reported that Millennials are expected to have nearly twenty jobs over the course of their lives. Have we ever asked ourselves why though? UNC found most of us are job-hopping because we are not finding flexible environments where we feel we have the opportunity to make a difference. And while part of the…
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    Later Bloomer

  • Jules Verne: Failed Stockbroker to Father of Science Fiction

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

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

    Debra Eve | @DebraEve
    6 Jan 2015 | 8:04 pm
    Centuries ago, before the Internet, Black Friday, and 24-hour Walmart marathons, most people quietly spent Christmas attending church and visiting family. Even New Year’s wasn’t a major event. The big celebration burst forth twelve days after Christmas, when all those drummers and pipers, dancing ladies and leaping lords cut loose. Shakespeare wrote his comedy Twelfth Night, or What You Will specifically for the occasion. Many Twelfth Night customs harken back to Saturnalia, the Roman Winter Solstice festival honoring Saturn, god of agriculture. Social norms went by the…
  • Why I Couldn’t Graduate From College Until Age 50 by Saloma Furlong

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

  • Easy Ways to Make Your Small Business More Socially Responsible

    27 Feb 2015 | 3:35 am
    Call it social responsibility, good business or simply good karma. Whatever you call it, it matters, whether your business is a multinational corporation or if you work alone at your kitchen table.  Running a socially responsible business is not only possible, but vital. Today 90% of consumers want to know what companies are doing to make the world a better place.  Not only that, four in five say they wish brands would support causes and would consider switching brands to one that supports a cause. Corporations and large businesses are taking that to heart. Yet what if you are a small…
  • Thai Coconut Pumpkin Shrimp Soup

    25 Feb 2015 | 5:20 pm
    Last week I played with some ingredients I had on hand and ended up making the creamiest, most delicious soup ever. It was such a lovely surprise that I just had to post the recipe for you all. This soup is gluten free, dairy free, low calorie, low fat, low sugar, and can be made using mostly organic and GMO-free ingredients. Not too shabby, right? And the best part is that it was easy to make too! So without further adieu, here is my super healthy, super easy Thai Coconut Pumpkin Shrimp Soup. Thai Coconut Pumpkin Shrimp Soup Per Serving (Approximate): 160 Calories 7 Grams of Fat 5 Grams of…
  • 10 Marathon Training Tips from a Running Coach

    24 Feb 2015 | 5:55 am
    Runners are an enthusiastic bunch. It seems to me that once someone starts running, it gets into their blood and becomes their lifeline. They live, eat, and breathe running. However, that was not what happened to me. I enjoyed running. I still enjoy running. However, I wasn’t getting any better at running, and then I stopped pushing myself. I’d still love to be a runner. To be among that enthusiastic bunch who just need to run. So how could I make that happen? Well, one way is to read up on tips for becoming a better runner. Another way is to get a running buddy or even a running…
  • 1,000 Voices for Compassion

    20 Feb 2015 | 4:51 am
    Today is a special day in the blogosphere, as bloggers around the world are uniting for a day of compassion, kindness, support, and caring. Today, we are flooding the blogosphere with voices for the greater good. The timing is just perfect, since today is also United Nations’ World Day of Social Justice. Social justice is so incredibly vital for a peaceful coexistence among people (and nations). It goes hand-in-hand with the concept of compassion and respect towards others. It is vital to peaceful coexistence among people (and nations). Social justice goes hand-in-hand with the concept of…
  • 15 Healthy Reasons to Eat More Berries

    18 Feb 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, oh my! It has long been known that berries contain powerful antioxidants. With a one-two punch, the health benefits of berries includes being rich in vitamins too. So you already know that berries are healthy, but do you know just how much they can help your body? Here are 15 reasons why you should consider making berries a part of your regular diet: – It is highly believed that blueberries could play a role in reducing body fat and even obesity. – Eating a cup of blueberries daily could aid in reducing blood pressure and arterial…
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  • Growing Job Markets For Translators

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

    Editorial Team
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:35 am
    Over the last 20 years, the entire field of marketing has changed completely. Information is no longer passed through door-to-door salesmen or craftily placed billboards. Customers aren’t looking for it there either. Recent technological innovations have opened new doors to how customers find information and how marketing specialists reach them. The infographic produced by Northeastern […] The post The Way Brands Market to Consumers {Infographic} appeared first on ModernLifeBlogs.
  • Top Green-Energy Technologies of 2014

    Editorial Team
    19 Feb 2015 | 9:47 am
    Green Energy constitutes those technologies & resources of renewable energy that give the highest benefit and cleanest energy that is free of negative environmental impact. This is the kind of power or electricity that is derived from resources such as solar, biogas, geothermal and the wind. Indeed the world is fast moving to embrace green […] The post Top Green-Energy Technologies of 2014 appeared first on ModernLifeBlogs.
  • 4 Fracture Proofing Tips

    Editorial Team
    19 Feb 2015 | 6:30 am
    Broken bones hurt harder than a broken heart –literally! And while some fractures caused by a mere bump or the age factor may be inevitable, there’s still a lot that can be done on a collective and personal level to avoid them. All you need to do is tailor your surrounds, your lifestyle and your […] The post 4 Fracture Proofing Tips appeared first on ModernLifeBlogs.
  • Choosing the Right Pair of Hunting Boots for All Weather Conditions

    Editorial Team
    13 Feb 2015 | 4:49 am
    The right pair of hunting boots can go a long way towards making your next hunting trip a successful and comfortable one. There are several different types of boots that experienced hunters like to wear, each with a distinct set of advantages and disadvantages. If you prefer to hunt in a variety of terrains or […] The post Choosing the Right Pair of Hunting Boots for All Weather Conditions appeared first on ModernLifeBlogs.
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    Color Your Life Happy » Blog

  • Getting to What You Were Called to Do

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

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

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

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

    6 Feb 2015 | 12:54 am
    Madame C.J. Walker, born Sarah Breedlove in poverty-stricken Louisiana in 1867, went from picking cotton to become the first self-made American woman millionaire.  But it was not a straight line. “There is no royal flower-strewn path to success,” she once observed. “And if there is, I have not found it – for if I have accomplished anything in life it is because I have been willing to work hard.” She married at age 14, gave birth to her only daughter in 1885, and two years later became a widow. Upon her husband’s death she moved to St. Louis where her four…
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  • 50 Sexiest Movies Posters of all time

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

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

    18 Feb 2015 | 11:40 pm
    Pinterest is one of the most popular social marketing websites. It has around 10 million users and the popularity of the website is increasing day by day. The inter connectivity of Pinterest with... This is a content summary only. Click on Title for more!
  • 60 Inspirational Web Design Quotes for Designers

    2 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    Being a web designer, an owner knows the importance of the quotes and it is essential to prefer the Inspirational Web Design Quotes for Designers. It enhances the visitors of your website and also... This is a content summary only. Click on Title for more!
  • 40 Most Popular Selfies around the Web

    30 Jan 2015 | 1:20 am
    With the growing popularity of social media people are now able to express and portray themselves in a way that was just not possible in the past. With the advancement in technologies and changing... This is a content summary only. Click on Title for more!
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    Very Smart Girls (tm)

  • Quotes by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

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

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

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

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

  • Where the Wrens Go

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

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

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

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

  • 4 Tips for Young Leaders

    27 Feb 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Guest Post by Aaron Armour I walked through the doors as a new manager with confidence, excitement and a notebook full of ideas. I expected some challenges, of course, but I knew the team would rally and fight through anything. I knew the business was underperforming, customer traffic was declining and employee turnover was high. And I fully expected to make a turnaround. Then my ears began to ring. “You’re too young to be the manager.” “I’ll be impressed if you last here in 6 months.” “At least with [the old manager] we knew what we had. Now things will have to get worse before…
  • Finding Meaning in Bridge Jobs

    Heidi Oran
    25 Feb 2015 | 4:29 am
    We’ve all been there – whether your’re a newly minted college grad, a seasoned professional with an expired contract, or a parent returning to work after a few years off – we’ve all worked jobs that aren’t our dream job. We take them for many reasons: for experience, for resume building, because we’re not quite sure what our dream jobs are, and let’s be honest, most often we take them because of the money. It’s no secret we live in a highly competitive job market and Millennials are pouring out of colleges – competing with their…
  • Millennials: Wanting More from Leadership and Business

    Jon Mertz
    21 Feb 2015 | 8:16 am
    Remember 20-something? Much begins at 20-something and many have big dreams of how their career will unfold, how they will rise in their leadership responsibilities, and how their organization will be unique in supporting their team members and community. Remember those times? For some, like me, it was many years ago. For others, it is now. Wanting more is a good thing. Wanting is what pushes us to develop more, achieve more, and create more. (tweet to share) What happens when we want more is others may view us as being excessively eager and unwilling to pay our dues. Each may be valid but…
  • How to Refresh Your Leadership Practices

    Jon Mertz
    18 Feb 2015 | 4:33 am
    Take a deep breath. Refreshed. Pop in a mint. Refreshed. Snooze for 10 minutes. Refreshed. Short activities can jolt us awake again, leaving us with a sense of being refreshed. Through the years, Thin Difference has been refreshed. Last week, we modernized the look and simplified the navigation. The reality is Thin Difference has been refreshed several times. More focus on the next generation of leaders, more voices from different generations, and greater depth on relevant topics through papers and now a book, Activate Leadership: Aspen Truths to Empower Millennial Leaders. The common thread…
  • Using Intentionality to Counter the Generational Reputation

    14 Feb 2015 | 5:51 am
    Guest Post by Megan Dougherty and Danielle Aaronson Between the two of us, we have a combined ten years in the workforce and have already held five jobs. On paper, it would appear we are on par to live into our generation’s less than optimal reputation of job-hopping. Ouch. In fact, Forbes reported that Millennials are expected to have nearly twenty jobs over the course of their lives. Have we ever asked ourselves why though? UNC found most of us are job-hopping because we are not finding flexible environments where we feel we have the opportunity to make a difference. And while part of the…
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    Julie Gosh

  • How’s That Imperturbableness Coming?

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

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

    julie gosh
    6 Feb 2015 | 6:56 pm
          I am always so inspired by Eckhart Tolle.   Have you ever watched him on a YouTube video? I highly recommend it!   Today I watched an interview he did with Arianna Huffington, and as I watched I knew I’d blog about it. ☺   He thinks that 80% of our thinking is useless. Well that got my attention!   I mean, I know that much of our thinking is useless, but I don’t know that I would have put that number on it. And it doesn’t surprise me at the same time. I know how easy it is for the mind to just wander and ramble.   And have you noticed that…
  • The Free Fall

    julie gosh
    3 Feb 2015 | 10:21 am
          I’m in deep.   Like those deep sea treks that uncover never before known about creatures.   I’m swimming around in the deep internal waters of Divinity….of Is-ness itself….of consciousness….of my heart…..listening……allowing….   So I don’t really know what I might write about in the coming days. At the moment it’s like I’m so full I’m blank. Have no idea what to say.   Free Falling….   I’m watching a tiny water drop hanging off the tip of a leaf on the tree outside my window. Just perched there, so full of…
  • Have You Accepted This?

    julie gosh
    25 Jan 2015 | 12:10 pm
          “When you see yourself as totally beautiful you have arrived at your destination.” Anon   Yes. Yes. Yes.     What response do you have to this?     Are you smirking?   Pshhh……ing?   Laughing?   Yesssss….ing?   Smiling?   Amen-ing?     I think I’ll just leave you with this today. Let it have its way with you.     It’s powerful, gentle, coaxing, inviting way.     Don’t settle. Don’t play it safe. Don’t resign to lesser beliefs.     You and I….we are already and…
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  • Throwing off the Heavy Grey Blanket of Depression

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

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

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

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

    17 Dec 2014 | 3:47 am
    The most meaningful gift of all doesn’t come from the mall or from the internet. It’s doesn’t require a hefty budget. It comes from your heart!“The Gift in a Toxic Society” is from my friend Dr. Stephen Sroka, The Power of One Motivational speaker and I’m sharing his instructions here. Before I get to those, I also want to add, this gift can be life changing, not only for the person you are creating it for. See, while you are putting pen to paper and expressing what you want your loved one to know, you change too. Your heart opens wider; your sense of appreciation grows…
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    Be Happy Stay Happy

  • Life’s Challenges

    6 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    Many times in our life we find that we are faced with challenges. How we deal with these challenges helps us grow.  Whether you are faced with an illness, divorce, loss of a loved one, job loss, etc., it is up to you how you handle it. Yes, these situations can suck but if you let them consume you, they can bring you down really fast. Here are few suggestions to deal with challenges in our life: Surround yourself with positive people & embrace their energy. Remember that everything happens for a reason, even though we may not know it at the time. Don’t over think the issue. Accept…
  • Trust Your Intuition

    15 Sep 2014 | 6:24 am
    Think for yourself. Trust your own intuition. Another’s mind isn’t walking your journey, YOU ARE. <3
  • Who Looks Inside Awakens

    5 Sep 2014 | 8:06 am
    Your vision becomes clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside dreams; who looks inside awakens. – Carl Jung
  • Appreciate this Life

    28 Aug 2014 | 9:03 am
    Appreciate this life. Get out of your head. Appreciate this moment sitting in peace. No one asking for anything. Breathe in the air and look at the view around you. Feel the breeze & the warmth of the sun on your skin. Appreciate this life you have. No it’s not perfect but perfection is boring. ~Ang
  • It is OK to Ask for Help.

    12 Aug 2014 | 7:17 am
    “We’re all imperfect and we all have needs. The weak usually do not ask for help, so they stay weak. If we recognize that we are imperfect, we will ask for help and we will pray for the guidance necessary to bring positive results to whatever we are doing.” — John Wooden Read more in this post by Lorie Corcuera titled: Why Asking for Help Makes You a Stronger Leader
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    positively present

  • positively present picks: february 27, 2015

    positively present
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:23 am
    Source   “I don't pay attention to the world ending. It has ended for memany times, and began again in the morning." Nayyirah Waheed  On Fear : such an inspiring post from The Spiritual Spoon Tiny Buddha Giveaway : win a copy of my book (+ read my interview too!) My Favorite Book Illustrated by my Favorite Illustrator : YES! Whole Food Love Interview : really loved replying to these questions How to Cope When Negative Thoughts Return : don't let 'em get you Barkley Loves the Snow : she can't get enough of being outside 5 Yoga Poses to Banish Stress :…
  • how to handle disappointment

    positively present
    23 Feb 2015 | 5:23 am
      Lately I've faced quite a few (professional and personal) disappointments, and during these periods of dejection I've come to realize it's really difficult to stay positive and present when you feel disappointed. A lot of emotions challenge positive, present living (sadness, anger, frustration, etc.), but disappointment is one of the most difficult to cope with, at least for me, which is why I find it essential to write about how to handle it.  The literal definition of disappointment is "the feeling of sadness or displeasure caused by the nonfulfillment…
  • positively present picks: february 20, 2015

    positively present
    20 Feb 2015 | 5:23 am
    Source   “Sensitivity is a sign of life. Better hurt than hardened. I bow to those who keep their hearts open when it is most difficult,those who refuse to keep their armor on any longer than they have to,those who recognize the courage at the heart of vulnerability.” Jeff Brown  How to Make Someone's Day : and why you should! Be Selfish and Selfless : these concepts made me think Postcards for Ants : I'm o-b-s-e-s-s-e-d with Lorraine Loots 39 Life Lessons from 30 Rock : currently my favorite show Pygmy Hippo Shoppe : I'm lovin' the fun stuff sold here 10…
  • 6 life lessons from 6 years of blogging

    positively present
    16 Feb 2015 | 5:23 am
    Image Source   Positively Present turned six years old last Saturday. SIX! It's hard to believe that just over six years ago, I was sitting on my bed, laptop on my lap, pushing the keys and deciding to create a site where I'd share my attempts at living a more positive, present life. I can vividly remember the moment when I shared with my then-boyfriend what I thought the name should be. I had no idea, way back then, what the words "Positively Present" would come to mean to me — and to my readers. Those two words have changed my life and I hope, if you've…
  • positively present picks: february 13, 2015

    positively present
    13 Feb 2015 | 5:23 am
    Source   "I have no notion of loving people by halves. It is not in my nature.My attachments are always excessively strong." Jane Austen   ELLE Magazine Coach of the Month : OMG! so excited to be featured! Downloadable Valentines : for those last-minute love interests ;) How to Beat the Winter Blues : great tips from Free People In Love with Love : get in the Valentine's Day spirit on Pinterest Fox Farm : I want to travel to Japan so badly just to see this! When the "Right" Person Isn't Right for You : really great subject 67 Short Pieces of Advice You…
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    The Ordinary Buddha

  • Sad Man Fishing

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

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

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

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

    24 Dec 2014 | 6:45 am
    2015 was the greatest year of my life so far. I intended it, and worked effectively and efficiently. As such, that which I wanted, came to fruition. The key was doing things that made me happy... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Trouble Losing Weight? Consider Leaky Gut

    4 Feb 2015 | 9:03 pm
    Have you ever gotten stalled in your weight loss attempts? You eat perfectly, exercise, and still nothing! If you are over 40 especially, or if you have any kind of chronic symptoms like: migraines food or seasonal allergies body aches skin problems depression digestive problems like constipation or IBS There’s a big arrow pointing to “Leaky Gut Syndrome”. What is it?   to learn more about how I fixed my Leaky Gut, email me direct at
  • Quality of Life!! Living Fully Verses Merely Surviving

    4 Feb 2015 | 12:51 pm
    I had some thoughts today and just wanted you to hear them. I had no idea how bad my quality of life was, until I began to LIVE again!! Sometimes we get so used to survival, that it just becomes what we settle for. That’s no way to live! Life is meant to be lived with PASSION..JOY AND FULLNESS.  
  • Success Attraction-Waiting To Be Happy?

    1 Feb 2015 | 1:57 pm
    This is a video I made in 2010, and it’s very timely for where I am right now. Happiness is very much a back by popular demand Are you putting off your happiness because you think “Someday when I have X…THEN I will REALLY be Happy”? This is a very common tale. I got caught in this trap. I was pretty miserable, years ago. I was focused on the wrong things. It all starts with a decision…’s the start of my 30 day video challenge! It was such a pleasure making this video, because it came from my heart. I remember that day. I can tell you…
  • 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…
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    The Wallen Way

  • 15 Life Lessons: Overcoming Addiction, Embracing Uncertainty, and Prioritizing Self-Care

    22 Feb 2015 | 12:33 pm
    I feel old. I just turned 28 a couple of weeks ago and my high school reunion is this year. Life has changed in so many ways. Some good, some bad. Some painful, some wonderful. I can’t claim to be a millionaire or rock star, but my journey has taught me some valuable lessons. Self-reflection [...]
  • Why Excuses Are Not a Bad Thing and 4 Brutally Honest Confessions

    21 Sep 2014 | 8:22 am
    Nothing chokes the life out of a person like financial stress. It’s hard to care about your personal health when you’re worried about how you’re going to provide for your children. It’s not easy to find the interest in exercise when you don’t know how you’re going to afford your rent. Once upon a time, [...]
  • Don’t Hate Your Body: It Won’t Help You Get Healthy Any Faster

    26 May 2014 | 4:43 pm
    Busy right now? Click here to pin this blog for future consumption. - Clarissa Explains It All Musings on Health, Fitness, and Living a Happy Life By Clarissa Ledressa Lupton - - Stop agonizing over how many pounds you weigh, because health is not defined by shape or size. Your health is like the morning sunshine. It is a [...]
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    Wishingwell Life Coaching

  • Two Ways to Unlock The Golden Handcuffs

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

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

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

    Jessica Sweet
    1 Feb 2015 | 4:59 pm
        There’s nothing like stress to make you  me suck down M & M’s like a Hoover. If you’re working in a job you don’t like, you might feel the same way. Work stress can destroy your peace of mind, your health, and your life overall. Pretty soon you’re not sleeping, not eating well (where did all those M & M’s go anyway?), and you’re not much fun to hang out with anymore. Depression and anxiety start to creep in and you wonder, “Why am I doing this?” It’s easy to forget that your work is not your life. It’s…
  • Get Inspired To Do Work You Love!

    Jessica Sweet
    25 Jan 2015 | 1:56 pm
    I know that you would really like to be doing work that you love. Why wouldn’t you? The problem is, it’s hard to figure out how to get from where you are now with your work life to where you want to be. Maybe you don’t know what the end point looks like. Maybe you do, but you don’t know how to get there. Maybe you know what it looks like and how to get there, but doing all that seems impossible for some reason – maybe financial, or maybe some other reason. What ever it is, there is a gap between here and there. That’s why I want to invite you to join me for…
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    Intuitive Spiritual Mentor, Life & Business Coach, Indigo & Energy Healing

  • Are You a Leader or a Follower?

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

    Yol Swan
    11 Feb 2015 | 9:55 am
    What are you doing next weekend? I will be at the Body Mind Spirit Expo in Raleigh, NC, presenting the lecture: Are You a Feminine Soul or Indigo Adult? Do you feel dis-empowered and out of place in a world that doesn’t make sense to you? Then join me to learn why this excessively masculine world makes you feel disconnected…Read more
  • Are You Aware Of Your Self-Defeating Patterns?

    Yol Swan
    4 Feb 2015 | 9:55 am
    Imagine the following story. Your great grandmother is asked by her uncle or another relative to hold a big box with his stuff while he goes on a trip. The sealed box is quite heavy and very big. Your great grandmother keeps it in a special place in her house for safekeeping. Months go by and the person it belongs…Read more
  • What’s Your Money Story?

    Yol Swan
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:50 am
    Do you get anxious when you have to pay bills or deal with money? Perhaps you dread or simply avoid balancing your checkbook or looking at your books or bank account? Maybe you were told that “money doesn’t grow on trees” and acquiring wealth requires great sacrifice and struggle. Or that it’s not spiritual and only greedy people think about…Read more
  • Main Symptoms of Ascension Into 5th Dimension

    Yol Swan
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:55 am
    It’s been a while since I last wrote about the dimensional shift we’re going through, and since this year things will begin intensifying and speeding up (gradually, for the next 7 years), I thought I should mention a few things you may be going through now or will experience in the future. These are “symptoms” that may come and go…Read more
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  • ‘Give us grace’ to persevere

    Tanya A. Goodman
    28 Feb 2015 | 11:35 am
    This prayer by W.E.B. DuBois, educator, journalist and activist, is relevant today. The challenges of the 19th and 20th centuries appear perpetual and universal. I pray for courage and strength for all of us so we can stand up to do the right and necessary thing for ourselves and others and to persevere in the doing.   Give us grace, O God, to dare to do the deed which we well know cries to be done. Let us not hesitate because of ease, or the words of men’s mouths, or our own lives. Mighty causes are calling us — the freeing of women, the training of children, the putting down of…
  • Valentine’s Day is not for the faint-of-heart

    Tanya A. Goodman
    13 Feb 2015 | 5:46 pm
    It is the day before Valentine’s Day and I am happy to report that at least one greeting card has arrived by mail. Also happy to report I did not send it to myself (girls can we talk?). This afternoon, I heard the familiar sound of a UPS truck. Yes, familiar. The UPS driver was at my house so often last year, we were on a first-name basis. I ran to the window and yes, there was the truck parked right in front of my door. What excitement. Someone has sent me a surprise gift. I opened my door but somehow had lost sight of the driver. I closed the door to maintain the warm, toasty air…
  • Bless our communications

    Tanya A. Goodman
    11 Feb 2015 | 9:15 pm
    Nearly six years ago, my director asked me to give the opening prayer at our communications department meeting. I looked through books and surfed the Internet but I could not find a prayer that resonated with me. So, I wrote one. I realize it has applications beyond my department meeting. I will include it in my upcoming ebook of prayers. Bless Our Communications Lord, bless our communications with one another and the world.   By our calling and our profession, we share your good news through all channels of communication — in the spoken and written word as well as through the art that…
  • Stress can create precious gems

    Tanya A. Goodman
    7 Feb 2015 | 3:29 pm
    How do you handle stress? I admit I do not always handle it well. From time-to-time, I have to remind myself stress can be a good thing. Our stressors may differ, but no life is free of stress. How we respond to it, how we handle it, makes all the difference. I choose to make diamonds. I hope the same for you.                   Image:  
  • Speak Up, Speak Out

    Tanya A. Goodman
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:19 am
    Tanya A. Goodman:Let us remember. Let us not be silent. Let us speak up. Originally posted on inspirit*ational: View original
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    SMART Living 365

  • The Truth Behind “You Create Your Own Reality”

    Kathy Gottberg
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    The phrase, “you create your own reality” has been part of the Western vernacular for at least several decades now. Originally a statement promoted by those with a more progressive perspective on life, the idea behind the phrase is now … Continue reading → You're reading The Truth Behind “You Create Your Own Reality” an article written by Kathy Gottberg and originally posted on: SMART Living 365 If you enjoyed this article please be sure and subscribe to our home page feed: HERE and follow this site and Kathy on Facebook, and Twitter, and Google+! The post The Truth Behind…
  • Namaste’—The Spirit Behind Compassion

    Kathy Gottberg
    20 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    On Friday, February 20th, all around the world thousands of people came together to write, tweet, sing, paint and speak out in the name and practice of compassion. The idea started a couple of months ago when several bloggers were … Continue reading → You're reading Namaste’—The Spirit Behind Compassion 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 Namaste’—The Spirit…
  • What Gay Couples Can Teach Straight Couples About Relationships

    Kathy Gottberg
    13 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Every February it’s normal to think about relationships. Regardless of how we judge it, Valentine’s Day can be a great reminder of the importance of love and connection in our lives. This year, as I began exploring ideas about quality … Continue reading → You're reading What Gay Couples Can Teach Straight Couples About Relationships 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…
  • 5 Big Reasons Why Women Shop, Part 2

    Kathy Gottberg
    6 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Last week I explored a few of the fascinating theories being tossed around in the scientific world to explain why women shop. As to be expected, I heard from several women who love to shop, and just about as many … Continue reading → You're reading 5 Big Reasons Why Women Shop, Part 2 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 5 Big Reasons Why Women Shop, Part 2 appeared first on…
  • Why Women Shop, Part 1

    Kathy Gottberg
    30 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    I’m not much of a shopper but I’ve seen women who make it a highly evolved sport. I’ve also struggled to understand how some women can spend enormous amounts of time and money—sometimes money they don’t have—buying things for themselves … Continue reading → You're reading Why Women Shop, Part 1 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 Women Shop, Part 1 appeared…
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    Compete Every Day

  • Compete to Become

    26 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    We all have a past. We all have mistakes & failures. Heartaches & hangups. What matters most is what we do now. Today. And going forward to Compete for a better life story.
  • Competitor of the Week: Brian Martinez

    Christine Reppa
    25 Feb 2015 | 10:45 am
    Compete Every Day highlights a different member of the #Compete community each week. To be considered for Competitor of the Week, submit a picture wearing your favorite Compete Every Day shirt in any setting & your answers to the bolded questions below to with the subject line “I Compete.” Full Name:  Brian Martinez Location:  Austin, TX Social media links: Facebook- Brian Martinez   |   Twitter- @brian21martinez   |   Instagram- @brianjmartinez 1.  Tell us about yourself! My name is Brian Martinez. I’m 25 years old and an Austin Texas…
  • Compete Against the World

    24 Feb 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Take on all opponents. I heard recently a ESPN personality talk about the change in Kevin Durant’s demeanor this season. One of the league’s perceived “friendliest” guys has taken on “attitude” as of late in the media. He told GQ Magazine that he “doesn’t care what you think of him” & relishes in being an “asshole” on the court. The host went on to guess that Durant was finally taking on the “Me Against the World” mentality that the greatest in sports history – Jordan, Kobe, the Spurs – have. And…
  • Sriracha Lime Grilled Chicken

    Melisa Aguilar-Rehm
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    Our goal is always to help you Compete for your life. Every month, we’ll share 1-3 of our favorite recipes for quick, tasty, and healthy, food to help you better Compete for your health. Here’s a spicy way to kick up your grilled chicken a notch. This is one of my favorite marinades; hopefully it will become one of yours as well. Total Prep & Cook Time: About 30 min. {You can also let your chicken marinate longer; depends how quickly you want to eat} Serves: About 4 Utensils: Grill, pan for marinating chicken, tongs Ingredients: 2 lbs chicken breast Sriracha Ground Mustard 1 lime…
  • Just Compete

    23 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    Sign up, already. Yes, I am referring to the 2015 CrossFit Open. The annual competition pitting the world’s CrossFit community against each other – and against themselves. For the majority of those entering the five-week workout competition, it’s not a matter of taking down Rich Froning or Jason Khalipa. It’s not even about beating your city’s best athlete. For most of us, it’s about testing what we are made of & seeing how far we have come in one year. And how far still we are willing to go. In 2014, almost 210,000 people from around the world signed…
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    Stacia Pierce | Life Coach 2 Women

  • 6 Vital Steps to Succeed In Business

    Stacia Pierce
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    After an amazing kickoff to The Ultimate Success Tour in Orlando,  we’ve gotten a record high number of  success stories about how business owners boosted their businesses, broke barriers and revamped business model to make money right away. My office team has been on the phone and responding to emails daily from this group that […]
  • Start Your Dream Business in 6 Steps or Less

    Stacia Pierce
    19 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    When you work for yourself, you have the freedom to set your own hours. You can build your work around your life and the things you love. It is such a rewarding feeling to be there for your family and still build a strong, successful business. Besides, when you’re doing what you love, it doesn’t […]
  • 7 Ways to Master the Creative Process of Hosting a Successful Celebration or Live Event

    Stacia Pierce
    12 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    As an entrepreneur, it’s important to know how to host a successful live event. Whether you’re hosting a fundraiser for your business or favorite charity, having a dinner party for your top-level clients, conducting a live seminar, or a grand celebration for a loved one – The art of being a host is a valuable […]
  • How to Come Out of a Season of Procrastination

    Stacia Pierce
    5 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    Many of us are stuck. We find that we can’t increase our incomes, reach new clients or attain our goals. Too often, we look for external factors to blame for these problems, instead of examining ourselves. One issue that plagues many entrepreneurs is procrastination. This can be a serious productivity killer and must be dealt […]
  • 7 Reasons You Should Become a Success Ambassador

    Stacia Pierce
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    I’m so excited to announce my all-new Success Ambassador program! You asked us for this first-time-ever program, and we did it! Over the years, we’ve had many attendees that would come to our Success Tour and Women’s Success Conference and bring a row full of people with them at every event! They asked if there […]
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  • 6 Things All Champions Do

    Steve Siebold
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:30 am
    How did Tiger Woods win 15 major championships in golf?  How did 42 to 1 underdog Buster Douglas knockout Mike Tyson in the 1990 boxing match that shocked the world? How does the President of the United States get through each day? How do great performers consistently do great things? While physical ability, intelligence and talent certainly play a role, the greatest tool of all champions is mental toughness. The best part is that mental toughness is the answer for anyone who wants to accomplish a goal and live a more fulfilling life…and it’s free. The only prerequisite: knowing how to…
  • How To Improve Your Fitness Routine, Once And For All

    Frank Jaksch
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:30 am
    Can changing some of our ingrained behaviors really make a difference for our health? The answer is a resounding yes, whether that means changing an active behavior, like smoking tobacco, or a passive behavior, such as remaining sedentary. Among the benefits of certain behavior changes are preventing, treating and managing diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer, among many others. Making behavior changes is often easier said than done, and that doesn’t mean we are lazy. Sometimes there are barriers in our way that are difficult to overcome. For instance, do you live…
  • 5 Ways To Help A Loved One With Cancer

    Audra Dittlinger
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:30 am
    Almost everyone I know either has had cancer, or has a loved one with cancer. It’s something that most of us have had to face at one time or another. This story serves a couple different purposes: firstly, to shed some light on how we can help others who are suffering; secondly, to help me work through some crummy news that I recently received. A couple of weeks ago, one of my dearest friends was diagnosed with breast cancer. The docs have taken a very aggressive treatment approach, and before we could all digest the news, she was already in chemotherapy treatments. She is facing six…
  • 8 Ways To Work On Your Fitness…Your Mental Fitness!

    Audra Dittlinger
    20 Feb 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Even though the time for resolutions is past us, we still venture to keep our minds open to healthy goals throughout the year. We make sure to take the time to make sure our bodies are fit, and make that promise to ourselves every year that we’ll make a new start, and hold ourselves accountable. There’s something missing, though. What about our mental fitness? Half the battle of getting our bodies in shape is making sure that our minds are on the same page. Without the mental commitment, we’re not doing much good for our bodies. So what exactly is being mentally fit? There’s more to…
  • Want To Reach Your Fitness Goals? Just Do These 5 Things

    Aniela Gregorek
    20 Feb 2015 | 6:30 am
    In moments when we admit that our diet and exercise habits aren’t working, it’s easy to fall into “if only…” excuses. Instead, we can turn the corner on old habits and discover an exciting new direction that gets us off that old treadmill. If you want to become truly lean and fit, you need a holistic, sustainable routine that works for your mind, body and spirit. It’s actually easier than you think. Follow these five keys to discovering a new mindset that will lead to improved health and greater happiness and help you achieve your fitness goals. How To Reach…
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    The Law of Attraction Library

  • Stopping Thought with the Third Eye Exercise

    Richard Ingersoll
    28 Feb 2015 | 11:03 am
    You may be wondering why you’re the only person who seems to have trouble meditating. Everyone seems to get along just fine, stopping their minds, relaxing, going into a blissful state of trance. But whenever you try to meditate, your mind races even faster than usual. I have just the technique for you! This technique utilizes a major chakra known as the Third Eye chakra. The Third Eye is located in the center of your forehead, between your eyebrows. You may have an easier time focusing between your eyes or even up on your forehead – go with whatever works for you. Now when you…
  • Is There a Way to Improve Concentration and Mental Ability?

    Richard Ingersoll
    21 Feb 2015 | 10:16 am
    With all the stresses of work and the pace of life impacting our mental health today, many of us need to find ways to improve concentration, particularly as we get older. As we increasingly notice that dates, names, numbers or other important information slips our minds our need to improve concentration may become apparent. Unfortunately, we are often left wondering what can be done about it. Too often we shrug our shoulders and just chalk it up to getting older or not enough sleep. While those things definitely have an impact on our memory and concentration there are other potential factors…
  • Stop Begging! Start Manifesting

    Richard Ingersoll
    14 Feb 2015 | 9:44 am
    Do you remember that first spark of hope you felt when you watched The Secret? I clearly remember the desire that filled my heart, knowing that – Yes, I can make my dreams come true – FINALLY! But how many of you soon saw that hope dwindle into frustration? How many of you (and be honest now) started muttering things like: – “It seems to work for other people, but I just can’t get it right.” – “I’m frustrated that sometimes I can get it to work, but sometimes I can’t. What’s the trick?” – “Why am I having so much trouble?” – “I think the…
  • The Universal Laws and The Universal Law of Bollocks

    Richard Ingersoll
    7 Feb 2015 | 9:01 am
    . . These days you can hardly go through any articles, books, DVDs, movies, films, documentaries with regard to self-improvement or self-help without coming across at least one mentioning of some ‘Universal Law’. Suddenly, there appears to be a Universal Law for anything. Like we haven’t got enough Laws to deal with already! There is truth to these ‘Universal Laws’, but in most cases, a little nuance is in place. Please read along, as the remainder of this article will clear it all up. There are Universal Laws that guide your life behind the scenes of ‘physical reality’. These…
  • Attracting Customers

    Richard Ingersoll
    31 Jan 2015 | 8:58 am
    The life of any organization is its customers. The world is filled with many products but each one is designed keeping the customer in mind. Fulfillment of the needs of the customer should be the main motive. The success of any unit is indicated by the number of customers it has and also the rise in the number of customers every year. In order to keep up the reputation of the organization it should not lose any of its existing customers and should also gain many new ones. Competitors are always there and their main job is to make you look sloppy and out of the market. If you want to make the…
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    Self-Help Zen

  • Let Go

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

    Utpal Vaishnav
    4 Feb 2015 | 10:30 am
    Do you cook hotchpotch daily? Huh? What kind of question is this? No one cooks hotchpotch daily. If you cook and eat hotchpotch daily then you’ll stop enjoying its taste sooner than later. Enter “to want” list – we keep adding more and more things to it and make a hotchpotch of it daily. Here’s what we want, more and more: More money. More happiness. More love. More peace. More leisure. And often here’s what we get: More debt. More despair. More neglect. More frustration. More burning. Because we focus on getting more, we get more. But of wrong kind.
  • How to Excel at a Skill?

    Utpal Vaishnav
    5 Jan 2015 | 10:56 am
    What do you need to excel at a skill? Wondering what it could be? Too many people believe that to excel at a skill, they need to make revolutionary changes in the way they think, feel and behave. That’s not true. To excel at a skill, you need to make a small change but on consistent basis. To make a small change on a consistent basis, you need intentional focus and undivided attention to the task at hand. BTW, Intentional Focus and Undivided Attention are the focus-keywords I’ve given to my team this year. You need small yet consistent steps towards the apex of the…
  • The Blank Slate

    Utpal Vaishnav
    29 Dec 2014 | 11:44 am
    Have you observed how complex your life has become? While you chase your dreams and meet the goals you have set, your lives get so perplexing… slowly. The puzzling nature of things goes on, one trivial step at a time. I wake up in the morning, check some key business metrics, go for a walk, do some exercise, take bath, eat breakfast, rush to the office and then get involved in diverse activities that I have allowed to be a part of my life. The clutter multiplies. Who’s the creator of such a cluttered life? Me. Who allows so many challenges (read: opportunities, threats, scarcity…
  • Is Your Website Mobile Friendly?

    Utpal Vaishnav
    10 Dec 2014 | 12:33 am
    Mobile Friendly website…? Is there an option NOT to have a mobile friendly website these days? Non-mobile-friendly website means drop in organic search traffic. You cannot afford it, can you? When you search Google from your cell-phone, Google will show you a markup that says if the site is Mobile Friendly or not. From a mobile device, search for your own site and if you’re not seeing the tag called ‘Mobile Friendly’ around your site’s listing, it means your website developers have some work to do. Here’s how to quickly find out if your site is Mobile…
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    Squirrelosophy–Life by Bob the Squirrel

  • the seasons

    27 Feb 2015 | 4:05 am
    there's more to bob than just a pretty tail...SQUIRRELOSOPHY! also check out the main site...BOB THE SQUIRREL! — Lots of links: Become a Patron of the Arts! The Bob the Squirrel PATREON page BOB on YouTube Bob the Squirrel Instagram! BOB THE SQUIRREL BOOKS The strip collection: generic bob and the GIGANTIC 160 page monster SQUIRRELOSOPHY collection […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post the seasons appeared first on Squirrelosophy–Life by Bob the Squirrel.
  • feeling 100%

    25 Feb 2015 | 4:20 am
    there's more to bob than just a pretty tail...SQUIRRELOSOPHY! also check out the main site...BOB THE SQUIRREL! — Lots of links: Become a Patron of the Arts! The Bob the Squirrel PATREON page BOB on YouTube Bob the Squirrel Instagram! BOB THE SQUIRREL BOOKS The strip collection: generic bob and the GIGANTIC 160 page monster SQUIRRELOSOPHY collection […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post feeling 100% appeared first on Squirrelosophy–Life by Bob the Squirrel.
  • different

    23 Feb 2015 | 2:56 am
    there's more to bob than just a pretty tail...SQUIRRELOSOPHY! also check out the main site...BOB THE SQUIRREL! — Lots of links: Become a Patron of the Arts! The Bob the Squirrel PATREON page BOB on YouTube Bob the Squirrel Instagram! BOB THE SQUIRREL BOOKS The strip collection: generic bob and the GIGANTIC 160 page monster SQUIRRELOSOPHY collection […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post different appeared first on Squirrelosophy–Life by Bob the Squirrel.
  • appropriately fresh…

    20 Feb 2015 | 4:19 am
    there's more to bob than just a pretty tail...SQUIRRELOSOPHY! also check out the main site...BOB THE SQUIRREL! I give up. Winter, you win. I have no defense. At the very least I can maintain my freshness. A fresh squirrel for the spring. Can you dig it? I mean, can you dig it out? — Lots of links: […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post appropriately fresh… appeared first on Squirrelosophy–Life by Bob the Squirrel.
  • sleep and dreams

    18 Feb 2015 | 3:59 am
    there's more to bob than just a pretty tail...SQUIRRELOSOPHY! also check out the main site...BOB THE SQUIRREL! Either I sleep too much or not enough.  I never know if I’m completely rested because I’m too tired to tell. — Lots of links: Become a Patron of the Arts! The Bob the Squirrel PATREON page BOB on YouTube […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post sleep and dreams appeared first on Squirrelosophy–Life by Bob the Squirrel.
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    Simply Intentional

  • Get Off The Unworthiness Train

    24 Feb 2015 | 5:34 pm
    There was nothing more that I wanted for my first work event than to be a big success.  I wanted the evening to run smoothly, the clients to feel that it was worth their time and for everyone to leave anticipating the next event with excitement. Overall, there was a lot of good feedback and it was a nice event, but I could have done a few things much better.I could have looked at working with a caterer for the food instead of trying to go cheap and pick things up at Costco myself. I could have spent more time investigating venues and choosing one that was a little more upscale.I could…
  • Have A Beautiful Weekend

    21 Feb 2015 | 8:14 am
    I'm looking forward to spending some time at home this weekend, especially since I've managed to come down with a cold after all of the traveling.  The beautiful thing is, I truly believe I've kept it from turning into something beyond a cold by affirming my good health.  Just one more example where I've seen my thoughts work wonders in my life.  What are you up to this weekend?  Whatever it is, I hope you choose positive, affirming words that make for a wonderful weekend.  And, here are a few fun and inspiring links from around the web....The easiest way for anyone…
  • Let Go Or Go Crazy

    15 Feb 2015 | 4:49 pm
    As I get closer to leaving on a 10-day vacation, I'm noticing the more anxious I get.  I'm not really clear why that is because I love to travel.  The only thought that comes to me is to practice simply letting go.Maybe I'm anxious that the travel will be difficult.  Or that things won't quite work out as I hope.  Or that the weather will create delays and I'll be stuck in the airport.So, I'm spending time visualizing how wonderful and amazing everything is going to work out.  I'm sinking into the feeling that my trip will flow with ease and that something wonderful…
  • Knowing (vs. Hoping)

    26 Jan 2015 | 5:10 pm
    The idea of hope is magical - wishing and thinking and dreaming of the life you'd love to have. A sporty new car. A loving marriage/partnership. A lovely house in a perfect neighborhood.For me, it turns out, hope is really the expectation of how I'd like things to be, NOT the expectancy that they are here now, just waiting to find me.  On top of that, it puts life into a neat and tidy box of exactly what it must look like. But what if the Universe wants to provide something even better than I hope for? Here's where the amazing power of 'knowing' comes into play.  If you start to…
  • Have An Amazing Sunday

    25 Jan 2015 | 2:52 pm
    Just when I get back into my running routine, something comes along to wreak havoc in it.  I think the Universe must be testing me when I set the intention to just 'allow life', haha.  What are your plans for today?  I hope they include getting outside and enjoying your favorite activity.  And, when you're back inside, here are a few fun and inspiring links from around the web...Please don't punish yourselfLife is shorter than you think. The older you get, the faster it goesFeel like it's all been done before?Go ahead, give yourself a pass on theseWarning: viewers of this…
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    Pinch Me Living with Bernadette Logue - Unleash Personally & Professionally

  • 9 Tips for Managing Stress at Work

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

    Bernadette Logue
    17 Feb 2015 | 5:20 am
    A simple and quick process for practically dealing with anxiety and fear. The approach outlined in this audio is designed to help you get clarity, to feel calmer, more empowered and therefore more confident and positive. For further support with anxiety and fear, you may also find these resources and services useful: Pinch Me Living’s Monthly Group Energy Clearing... Read More Continue reading A Practical Tip for Dealing with Anxiety & Fear on Pinch Me Living with Bernadette Logue - Unleash Personally & Professionally
  • Dealing with Unfair & Unreasonable People

    Bernadette Logue
    10 Feb 2015 | 4:44 am
    Ultimately everyone seeks to meet their own needs, with their own agenda for getting things done. At times this leads to people being unfair or unreasonable in order to achieve their end. Receive tips on how to deal with any unfair and unreasonable people you come across in your personal and professional life. If you are dealing with... Read More Continue reading Dealing with Unfair & Unreasonable People on Pinch Me Living with Bernadette Logue - Unleash Personally & Professionally
  • How to Access More of the Good Life the Universe is Trying to Deliver to You

    Bernadette Logue
    3 Feb 2015 | 4:18 am
    How do you allow into your life more of the good things? How do you bring to yourself more opportunity, more miracles, more experiences, more openings for positive change, more beneficial relationships, more expansion and thus fly higher on this life journey? In this audio I share one clear way to distinguish whether you are... Read More Continue reading How to Access More of the Good Life the Universe is Trying to Deliver to You on Pinch Me Living with Bernadette Logue - Unleash Personally & Professionally
  • A Soulful Approach to Someone Treating You Badly

    Bernadette Logue
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:56 am
    Here is one simple tip to help you shift your perspective when facing someone who is treating you badly. Bring a soul-aligned approach in order to create a greater sense of inner peace and release for yourself. For support with clearing negative energy (e.g. self-created negativity, negative residue from others, negative energetic ties/attachments with people, negative energy from... Read More Continue reading A Soulful Approach to Someone Treating You Badly on Pinch Me Living with Bernadette Logue - Unleash Personally & Professionally
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  • Line Tattoos

    C Tran
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:59 am
    Chaim Machlev, a tattoo artist from Berlin is famous for his beautiful line tattoos. They often seem like sophisticated geometric simulations that we see on a computer screen. Machlev also creates beautiful geometric tattoos and tattoos with traditional artistic elements. His signature tattoos are extensive. Sweeping ribbons and lines trace the bodies of clients like […]The post Line Tattoos appeared first on InspirationsWeb.
  • Lip-Art by Makeup Artist Laura Jenkinson

    C Tran
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:10 am
    Laura Jenkinson is a young and genius makeup artist from the United Kingdom. She uses her makeup skills, on different parts of the body as canvas to make impressive works of art. Her lip art designs are among the most imaginative projects. She uses colorful cosmetics to express her art. Laura turns her lips into […]The post Lip-Art by Makeup Artist Laura Jenkinson appeared first on InspirationsWeb.
  • Japanese Humanoid Robot

    C Tran
    25 Feb 2015 | 1:06 am
    Robi is a humanoid robot designed by Tomotaka Takahashi, a leading robot scientist from Japan. The robot measures 34 CM in height , weighs 1 KG and has a bunch of sensors. Robi recognises over 200 Japanese phrases, so he communicates with people. He can walk, dance, kick a ball, control your TV, and clean […]The post Japanese Humanoid Robot appeared first on InspirationsWeb.
  • Van Gogh Paintings as Haute Couture

    C Tran
    24 Feb 2015 | 11:52 pm
    Viktor and Rolf introduced these gorgeous outfits with big straw hats and flip-flops at the Paris Fashion Week. The ideas were inspired from Van Gogh paintings. They captured the magical realism of the artist’s world in a collection of babydoll dresses. The duality of country woman with haute aspirations is rendered in 3-D floral embroidery […]The post Van Gogh Paintings as Haute Couture appeared first on InspirationsWeb.
  • The Atlas Of Beauty – Beautiful Women From Around The World

    C Tran
    24 Feb 2015 | 10:07 am
    Romanian photographer Mihaela Noroc decided to give up her boring job and spend her life savings on a worldwide photographic trip. She started her project “The Atlas Of Beauty” 2 years ago. She visited 37 countries, aiming to photograph women in every country in the world. With a low budget, she integrated various environments and […]The post The Atlas Of Beauty – Beautiful Women From Around The World appeared first on InspirationsWeb.
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    Beta Motivation » Everything

  • ❼ Why are you helping Indians instead of Nigerians or Africans? (reader question)

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

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

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

    30 Jan 2015 | 5:07 pm
    This post is a fun little update on my upcoming book, STORY STORY: How I Found Ways to Make a Difference and do Work I Love. Prefer to Read? Click Here Shoutout to my lovely buddy, Faithy Igho. Thanks for asking me to do this post
  • ❼ Do You Know Why We Can’t Have World Peace?

    23 Jan 2015 | 9:16 am
    This blog post is about something I think every single person should be talking and thinking about. Enjoy! xo Prefer to Read? Click Here Recently, I’ve been doing a ridiculous amount of reading. I am currently reading Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela I’ve done some reading on the history of Europe & the Spanish conquest of the Inca Empire I’m also doing some reading on African Political Systems I’m reading because I’m mystified I cannot seem to wrap my mind around all of the terrible things happening in the news lately. I cannot comprehend this concept…
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    Coaching Positive Performance

  • Banish clutter to reduce stress and improve performance

    23 Feb 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Banish clutter to reduce stress and improve performance Deadlines, financial difficulties, and competing responsibilities are some well-known causes of stress in our lives. Research shows that clutter can also be a hidden cause of stress at home and work. Experiencing less stress in your life may be as simple as getting rid of your excess stuff! You may have a relaxed attitude to [...] Coaching Positive Performance - Eliminate Stress; Maximise Performance
  • Why you must put yourself first

    19 Feb 2015 | 12:36 pm
    Why you must put yourself first No one is going to get you to where you want to be but you. If you don't do it, nobody else will. If you want to create the life that you desire, you need to take responsibility for your life and do the things which are necessary to get you from where you are [...] Coaching Positive Performance - Eliminate Stress; Maximise Performance
  • 5 Core organisational skills you must possess

    16 Feb 2015 | 9:20 am
    5 Core organisational skills you must possess Time management and productivity are critical to the effective pursuit of your goals and objectives. If you want to stay on course, you must be able to do the right thing at the right time. I have read thousands of  and many of them are very useful. However, for somebody who is seriously struggling with [...] Coaching Positive Performance - Eliminate Stress; Maximise Performance
  • Keeping a journal to help you stay on track for your goals

    11 Feb 2015 | 7:51 am
    Keeping a journal to help you stay on track for your goals Making changes in life is not about one off actions. It is about forming new habits which serve you better and help you get to where you need to go. If you are going to make important changes, you need to be able to measure and keep track of your progress. If the change is [...] Coaching Positive Performance - Eliminate Stress; Maximise Performance
  • Procrastinate your procrastination to get more done

    9 Feb 2015 | 8:42 am
    Procrastinate your procrastination to get more done Are you having a hard time battling procrastination? It's really tough isn't it? Well, there's no doubt about that and you are not alone. A lot of people are going through the same thing. Procrastination is not an easy thing to overcome. There are many different ways to tackle procrastination but today I would like [...] Coaching Positive Performance - Eliminate Stress; Maximise Performance
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    Wish Me Love

  • Every Foster Kid Needs A Hero

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

    wish me love
    18 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    The very behavior you were made wrong for as a child may be the exact behavior you need to welcome back to transform your life. When I was a little girl I did just about everything I could to bring love into my life. My mother would see me trying to find ways to experience love outside of our family and look me in my eyes and firmly state to me “Nobody is ever going to love you more than we do.” In my mind that translated to, “Nobody is ever going to love you.”, because I didn’t feel the love at home. But at church! That was a different story. Church was filled…
  • Why Would Anybody Want To Grow Older?

    wish me love
    11 Feb 2015 | 12:00 pm
    I’ve been thinking a lot about my relationship with aging since reading my life coach Nancy Levin’s blog post about her up and coming magical birthday! (check out her wisdom here: While reflecting I came across a mother friend of mine sharing a picture of her young son who transformed himself into a grandpa for grandpa day. She doted on how he even walked slower in his role for the day as grandpa. The minute I saw this I asked myself, “If we learn at such a young age that being older equates with being feeble,…
  • Are You Shrinking to Fit Your Budget?

    wish me love
    4 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    To reach the life of your dreams you may have to revamp the way you are engaged with your finances. Since entering the new year I have been actively reflecting on my relationship with money. I am not surprised as the year we are currently in is what numerologist would call an 8 year.  (2+0+1+5 =8)  The 8 is often known to represent money, power and more importantly balance.  This is a perfect time to make new decisions around financial management.  As is with the process of evolution and growth, before a shift can happen in any space in our lives, awareness of what has been going on to…
  • Put Some Legs On Your DREAMS

    wish me love
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    The only difference between a dream deferred and a dream fulfilled is the person who dreamed the dream. Recently I was chatting with a coworker about a business idea that came to her last year. The minute she began sharing it with me her entire face lit up. She explained the intricate details of how the business would be named and run. The level of excitement was contagious and everyone around hearing about it believed her idea to be a golden one. All I wanted to do was jump on the train and do everything I could to be a witness to this vision coming to life for her! When I asked her what her…
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    Explore Beyond the Usual™

  • Mindful Speech

    24 Feb 2015 | 9:09 am
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  • Change Your Language, Change Your Story

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

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

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

  • Why simplicity is so powerful

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

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

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

  • Lessons for a father - Playing the game (Part 1)

    23 Feb 2015 | 12:37 am
    There is a part of the new age learning and teaching process that revolves around game mechanics and game design techniques. This is called Gamification. The intention behind it is to engage and motivate people to achieve their goals. It taps into the basic human desire of status and achievement.I have been studying up on it for the past few weeks. It is a powerful method that is being used by organizations around the planet in helping people achieve everything from learning a new languages, follow process, increase efficiency and teamwork or even on-board new employees. That is not the end…
  • Lessons for a father - Are you smart enough to build Rome?

    15 Feb 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Image Courtesy: FlickrMy fitness trainer, Daniel, often motivates me by telling me that "Rome wasn't built in a day". That is his way of keeping me focused and remind me that physical fitness cannot be achieved in a day or two. It is continuous work that involves self-betterment. Daniel is right. He usually is about all things fitness. But the same logic can be extended to just about anything that can get better, and for me, that is everything.I can become a better father and connect with our child at an even deeper level. I can become a better husband so that the best thing to even happen to…
  • Lessons for a father - Taking our trash out...regularly

    8 Feb 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Image Courtesy: FlickrThursday is special for a lot of reasons. The end of the conventional work week is nigh. In the west, the day is named after Thor (the Norse God) and that makes  the day, by definition, super powerful. In India, the day is named after Brahspati, the guru (teacher) to all the Indian Gods and the regent of the planet Jupiter. Again, the day holds incredible power but also, almost equal parts, wisdom.It is also "special" because the beginning of the day is marked with my dear wife reminding me, almost every week - yes, it is that bad, that trash needs to be taken out.
  • Lessons for a father - Chaos Or Art?

    1 Feb 2015 | 11:06 pm
    Image Courtesy: FlickrWhat is art? If we look at one of the many officially definitions available online, we would get something on the lines of:[Art is] the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power. - sourceTechnically, the definition is correct.  But there is something missing. I think art has a lot to do with the creators but it also has also to do with the people that experience it. A beautiful painting or poetry without…
  • Lessons for a father - Bringing Emotions To Work

    25 Jan 2015 | 11:06 pm
    Image Courtesy: FlickrWe have all had those days in our lives. Those are times when our favorite project is cancelled after weeks of hard work; when a customer gives us a lashing when we were actually sure of having a good meeting; when our friend (and co-worker) is laid off suddenly; or our boss assigns us more work when we already had more than our fair share of work.Been there. Done that. Got a whole wardrobe of t-shirts.If you are one of those lucky few, however, that have not had to deal with this, then you must know of people who have lost control of their emotions at work, slamming…
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    Serene Reflection

  • The 11 Commandments Of The New-Age-Ego (In A Nutshell)

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

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

    14 Jan 2015 | 10:52 pm
    Marry the chaos with stillness. The old with the new. The known with the unknown. The distraction around and the emptiness within. The spoken and the unspoken. The tangible and the sensed. What was hoped for, and has been lost, What is waiting to be born again. Include it all. Integrate everything. The days of separation are gone. It is time to bridge the gap in between. Let there be no more excuses, No more defense, arguing, procrastinating. We are but fragments of a whole piece, Floating in doubt for too long. Warring lets none of us win But forces our habitual burdens Onto the next…
  • What If Life Is Working For You And Not Against You?

    7 Jan 2015 | 11:08 pm
    We are hardwired and habituated to giving attention to data that matches our beliefs.  The stress of cognitive dissonance, or finding information contradictory to our beliefs, leads us to dismiss or neglect information that challenges our belief systems. Our survival instincts also tend to heighten the importance we give to our adverse experiences.  So unknowingly, we often reach an unvoiced conclusion: “Life is a struggle.”  Then we set off battling our way through daily challenges, anticipating worst case scenarios and being on the defensive with others and with life itself.
  • Are You Being Supportive Or Intrusive?

    2 Jan 2015 | 3:06 am
    In playing the role of a parent, a caregiver, a supportive friend, a healer, a mentor and the like, one of the most delicate balances to achieve is that between ‘being’ and ‘doing’.  The meaning of these oft used spiritual phrases are likely best understood through personal experience. Theory cannot restrain the empathy or impulse to reach out actively to the ones we care for.  Nor can we be blind or deaf to the sometimes stated and at other times silent cries for help.  The teachings do not draw clear boundaries demarcating, “Here, it is best you step in.  Here, it is best you…
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    Live Well - Mind Fuel Daily

  • Be Still

    16 Feb 2015 | 4:35 am
    In this time when everything is so fast paced, sometimes we just need to be still.This world moves so fast and often we are just running behind trying to catch up. Our society is rife with terms to indicate this busy-ness: rat race, fast food, fast track, and the list goes on. It’s no wonder that stress is such a normal part of our culture today. It shouldn’t be that way, though. Stress kills, it robs, and it deprives us of joy and life itself.But how do we slow down in a stressed out, fast-paced world?The first step is in realizing that sometimes we just need to be still. It is amazing…
  • The Modern Value of Ancient Traditions

    9 Feb 2015 | 8:39 am
    The excitement of the winter holidays is a thing of the past, and spring is still weeks away. Many early cultures recognized mid-winter as a contemplative time of year. Perhaps that’s one reason the ancient Celts celebrated the holiday known as Imbolc, also spelled Imbolg, on February 2nd. Literally translating to “in the belly," Imbolc was a time to give thanks for the new life that was quickening, though still unseen, beneath the winter snow.You don’t have to be a Druid to appreciate the sentiment behind this ancient tradition. Anyone can use this quiet time of the year…
  • Wisdom from a Dolphin

    4 Feb 2015 | 5:22 am
    Dolphins bring a friendly, kind, intuitive and almost otherworldly energy to this planet, and anyone lucky enough to have been around them can attest to their special qualities. We can learn much from this inspiring nautical creature; here are some of dolphin's most valuable lessons and qualities:1. Cultivate Your IntuitionDolphins seem to have a sixth sense that is always informing their direction and behavior. Don't forget to tune into your own inner wisdom to navigate life and inform your decisions large and small.2. Be Friendly and KindDespite being a sea creature, dolphins exude a…
  • How Much Salt is Too Much Salt and Why

    3 Feb 2015 | 8:13 am
    You have heard all the warnings, but nothing tastes quite as good as salty chips or fries, right? You might not be so quick to reach for the salt shaker if you knew how this mineral affects your cardiovascular system. Knowledge is mind power, so now is a good time for a little salt education.Why Not Salt?Sodium, or salt, is an essential mineral that helps maintain proper fluid levels. It is key in the transmission of nerve impulses and a critical part of muscle functioning. The problem is the human body has a threshold for sodium levels. Once you get too much salt, it is hard to get rid of…
  • Using Essential Oils To Awaken The Mind

    2 Feb 2015 | 7:13 am
    For combating stress to regaining focus, the answer is often to just take a deep breath. But, what if that breath had something a bit more than oxygen? The sense of smell is a powerful tool in setting your mood and channeling your energy. Essential oils, which are derived from plants and then distilled, can be used in simple, at-home, aromatherapy to enhance creativity, focus and even sensuality.Oils for FocusTo boost clarity and put your brain make on track, look for scents that are crisp and refreshing.PeppermintRosemaryBasilJuniperSageEucalyptusThese oils are perfect for stimulating mental…
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    Programming Life

  • Meditating in the Rain

    Matt Catlett
    28 Feb 2015 | 12:16 pm
    In this morning’s meditation, I sat out in the rain on an uneven boulder. I didn’t want to muddy my zafu, so I used a couch cushion and quickly developed back pain with poor leg circulation. My neighbor started working in his loud, mysterious, mechanic way. I’m recovering from flu and the cold made my [&hellip The post Meditating in the Rain appeared first on Programming Life.
  • Nobody Very Special

    Matt Catlett
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:40 am
    It takes great pride to be a sinner or a sufferer. You have to have more faith in yourself as a part of this world than you have faith in anything else, to turn mistakes into sin and challenges into suffering. Humility is often thought of only in the context of achievements. We admire the [&hellip The post Nobody Very Special appeared first on Programming Life.
  • Dreamers

    Matt Catlett
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:56 pm
    After you wake from a dream, you remember it as a fiction – a false world made by your mind while you slept. Then you wander forth into this world, imagining your thoughts and emotions are less real than tables and cars. We taught ourselves that the world makes our minds, yet that we dream [&hellip The post Dreamers appeared first on Programming Life.
  • Cups of Pure Gold

    Matt Catlett
    21 Feb 2015 | 8:46 am
    As we grew up, we imagined ourselves to be cups, holders of things. We evaluated ourselves to see if we were hard workers, physically fit, financially prosperous, and whether we had good relationships. These evaluations made it so work and play became very different things. There started to be much to accomplish, although the days [&hellip The post Cups of Pure Gold appeared first on Programming Life.
  • That Roaring You Hear

    Matt Catlett
    20 Feb 2015 | 1:24 pm
    You have trained yourself to perceive things in a certain way, and so have I. Your beliefs are the seeds from which the garden of your perception grows. As you change your beliefs, the new world reflecting them is slowly unveiled to you. You believe first. Many people only hear roaring. Do you hear the [&hellip The post That Roaring You Hear appeared first on Programming Life.
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    Live Bold and Bloom

  • 5 Ways To Boost Emotional Intelligence In The Workplace

    Barrie Davenport
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:36 pm
    Back in 1995, psychologist and science journalist Daniel Goleman published a groundbreaking book call Emotional Intelligence. The book was on The New York Times bestseller list for a year-and-a-half, with more than 5,000,000 copies in print worldwide. The Harvard Business Review called Goleman’s work on emotional intelligence “a revolutionary, paradigm-shattering idea.” So what is emotional… Continue Reading… The post 5 Ways To Boost Emotional Intelligence In The Workplace appeared first on Live Bold and Bloom.
  • 7 Ways To Be A Good Listener

    Barrie Davenport
    23 Feb 2015 | 12:01 pm
    Think about how powerful it is to be heard. In fact, reflect on an occasion when you had something to say, something important or vulnerable to share, and you knew you had the full attention of the other person. That level of attention, when you know the other person is really listening to you, makes you… Continue Reading… The post 7 Ways To Be A Good Listener appeared first on Live Bold and Bloom.
  • Mindfulness Meditation: The Path To Inner Peace And Health

    Barrie Davenport
    19 Feb 2015 | 9:52 am
    Note: This is an excerpt from my book Peace of Mindfulness: Everyday Rituals to Conquer Anxiety and Claim Unlimited Inner Peace. The practice of meditation is a way to transform your mind by creating a beautiful state of stillness, silence, and clarity for sustained periods. As you practice meditation, you come to recognize… Continue Reading… The post Mindfulness Meditation: The Path To Inner Peace And Health appeared first on Live Bold and Bloom.
  • List Of 600 Personality Traits

    Barrie Davenport
    17 Feb 2015 | 7:14 am
    If someone asked you to describe your own personality, could you do it? It’s hard to have a true perspective on your own personality traits and how you express them in the world. If you’ve never taken a personality test or read much about your personality type, you probably rely on the feedback you’ve… Continue Reading… The post List Of 600 Personality Traits appeared first on Live Bold and Bloom.
  • 10 Signs Of A Good Relationship

    13 Feb 2015 | 8:41 am
    Ask yourself this: why did you get involved in your love relationship in the first place? Were you looking for someone you could have a good fight with when you felt like it? Were you hoping to have someone handy who would meet all of your needs? Were you looking for someone to have around the house… Continue Reading… The post 10 Signs Of A Good Relationship appeared first on Live Bold and Bloom.
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  • 27 Most Powerful Beliefs

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

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

    JJ Wong
    31 Jan 2015 | 7:20 am
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  • What Is The Meaning Of Life?

    Darren Chow
    24 Jan 2015 | 10:22 am
    meaning of life “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” ― Oscar Wilde I’ve seen a lot of lost soul, people who repeat the same thing each day even though they dislike it. And I have seen a lot of dreamers, people who have great vision but caged in their own tiny circle, which others known as the comfort zone. They have everything they need: food, shelter, and clothing like the others. Their life seems perfectly fine, yet at the same time, they still feel unsatisfied about something and they do not seem to enjoy their life. It’s like their life…
  • Quotes About Love

    JJ Wong
    24 Jan 2015 | 5:56 am
      Quotes about Love Love is when you sit beside someone doing nothing yet you feel perfectly happy. Inspiration Boost - Quote of Life, Inspiration and Motivation
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    The Miracle Forest

  • Instant Happiness: Be Calmer, Happier in Just a Few Minutes

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

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

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

    16 Jan 2015 | 4:43 am
    After a particularly stressful period in my life, I decided to gather a couple of points to follow for restoring one's inner peace, even in the most stressful of times. I hope this article will help bring that smile of joy to your face, dear reader.1. Disconnect and reconnectIn this modern age of smartphones, we are checking our social sites and emails every 5 minutes, probably without realizing how much time we waste on refreshing that feed. And I haven't even mentioned apps yet.Most of us work in front of computers, which requires us to sit in front of a screen all day. Then we go home and…
  • 2015: Your Best Year Yet - How to Make Every Breath Magic

    1 Jan 2015 | 4:02 am
    First things first, I would like to wish you all a peaceful and joyous new year! Another year is behind us. This is the time when we think back of that year and evaluate what we went through, how our life changed and what direction we are taking with this new year.I did the same thing, and I would like to share my conclusions with you all. I'm hoping it will make you look forward to this new year, whatever it may hold for you. For me, 2014 was an incredibly challenging year. I went through multiple things that would evoke a lot of people's pity. Still, as I look back, 2014 has been one of my…
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    Oded Ben-Ami - Spiritual Teacher

  • Turning the other cheek

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

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

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

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

    Oded Ben-Ami
    7 Jan 2015 | 9:25 am
    Whatever choice we make in life, serves as an exclusion of everything else. Every single moment is a crossroad. By choosing a path, we cannot simultaneously walk any of the other paths. That’s tremendous power that we have, if one is to consider the option – which again – is also within our power. The option is choosing not to choose. By making this choice, we become observers, basking in infinite potential: anything is possible – any road can be taken at any given time, yet is left untreaded. This too has tremendous beauty and power, although of a very different kind.
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    Positively Positive

  • The Price We Pay When We Want to Be Liked by Everyone

    From Our Community
    1 Mar 2015 | 3:10 am
    Some people will not like what you say. Some people will judge you. Some people will disapprove. Passionately. Some people will lie to you. Some people will misuse your trust. Some people will ignore you. Consistently. Some people will say harsh words. Some people will blame you. Some people will gossip about you. Relentlessly. And then there’s you. Amidst it all. And you might tune down what you say. (Hoping to get their approval.) And losing your voice along the way. And you might adapt your style. (Hoping to win them over.) And losing your sparkle along the way. And you might change…
  • Say Yes to Life!

    1 Mar 2015 | 3:05 am
    What would you dare to dream if you knew you wouldn’t fail? Where would you take your life, if you had no fear or limitations? What are we afraid of anyway? The most common fears are: • Fear of being alone • Fear of the unknown • Fear of looking like a fool • Fear of being “found out” • Fear of having no money • Fear of trying new things • Fear of not measuring up to new people • Fear of failing • Fear of succeeding Every time a new offer appears in our life, our conditioning guides us to either block it or accept it. We all choose what will occur in our lives based…
  • Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be.

    Positively Positive
    1 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Related Posts Motivation will almost always beat mere talent. A Formula for Timeless Self-Confidence Success breeds confidence. To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.
  • Stress Almost Cost Me My Life and Marriage

    Hayley Hobson
    28 Feb 2015 | 3:10 am
    I was twenty-five years old, taking Xanax four times a day, had a baby, and stressed to the max. Some of us just have personalities that are wired like that. For some, things just roll off their backs. Sometimes, I wish I were more like that. But you know what, there are pros and cons to both. I sat in that law office, making a six figure salary at that tender age, part of me feeling like I should be proud of everything I’d accomplished. I had “success.” Pay day would come and there was no way in hell I could spend that check all by myself. I was raking it in. I was stoked.
  • One Way to Use Someone Else to Strengthen Your Good Habits

    Gretchen Rubin
    28 Feb 2015 | 3:05 am
    In Better Than Before, my book about habit change, I outline the twenty-one strategies we can use to change our habits. Don’t be alarmed: twenty-one may seem like a huge number, but it’s actually good — it means that each of us has many options from which to choose. In different situations, at different times, different strategies will be most helpful. @gretchenrubin (Click to Tweet!) It’s clear, however, that one of the most popular and effective strategies is Accountability. When we know we’re answerable to someone, most of us do a better job with our habits. For Obligers, the…
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  • Now listen to this story

    1 Mar 2015 | 12:22 pm
    Life needs cleverness along with kindness, each side needs the other one. Being clever is not something that can be gained by staying all night reading about cleverness, it's what you gain through... Visit us to get a full recharge of motivation and get inspired.
  • What makes you stronger

    28 Jan 2015 | 5:03 pm
    What making you stronger is not thinking about strength or reading about how to acquire strength, it's getting up, working hard, doing what you don't feel like doing and moving out from your comfort... Visit us to get a full recharge of motivation and get inspired.
  • Motivate your day

    18 Jan 2015 | 6:39 am
    1. Just one more time, the hardest way to fall is leaving yourself fall without any resistance.  2. You may try a hundred times and think you have failed while you are on the step just before... Visit us to get a full recharge of motivation and get inspired.
  • what you believe in is what you become

    10 Jan 2015 | 5:56 am
    Tell yourself that you are going to succeed and repeat it several times a day. With the time passing, one day you are going to be surprised with where you will be standing, this may be on the first... Visit us to get a full recharge of motivation and get inspired.
  • And I will write my own story

    10 Jan 2015 | 4:44 am
    And I will write my own story; I have been watching the lives of people; those who succeed, those who fail and those who are lost in between. I have been learning, failing, succeeding and living.... Visit us to get a full recharge of motivation and get inspired.
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    Left Brain Buddha

  • Change is Good

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

    Sarah Rudell Beach
    19 Feb 2015 | 5:26 pm
    February 20th is World Day of Social Justice. In honor of this day, over a thousand bloggers have come together for 1000 Speak for Compassion, flooding the Internet with over a thousand stories of empathy, kindness, compassion, justice, and all-around goodness and love. Can you feel it? Here’s what I want to add to this conversation about compassion: I teach high school, and by the time students reach my classroom they are pretty set in their opinion that it is basic human nature to be selfish and competitive. Unless we have governments to keep us in line, they tell me, we’ll go…
  • How Mindfulness Changes Your Life

    Sarah Rudell Beach
    15 Feb 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Mindfulness is not a silver bullet. It’s not a magic trick that allofasudden eliminates stress and gives you the life of your dreams. But here’s something I’ve noticed: whenever I speak with people who have integrated a mindfulness practice into their lives, the phrase they almost always use to describe it is this: It’s the phrase I’ve repeatedly used to explain the impact of mindfulness in my life, too. I have a few theories about why mindfulness is so transformative, so powerful, so life-altering. You realize you are not your thoughts. This is probably one of…
  • 10 Words to Use Instead of BUSY

    Sarah Rudell Beach
    8 Feb 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Colleague: “How are you?” You: “BUSY!!” Sound familiar? We pride ourselves these days on our “busy-ness,” as if being busy were a sign of achievement and value in and of itself. Last spring, I shared this article with you about how we can ban “busy” from our lives, and still get stuff done. Today I’m sharing suggestions on how we can change our perceptions of “busy.” Perhaps it’s as simple as changing the words we use to describe our lives. Words matter — they powerfully shape how we see ourselves and how we…
  • Why We Need Mindfulness in Schools

    Sarah Rudell Beach
    1 Feb 2015 | 11:00 pm
    I am so excited to see all the research coming out lately on the benefits of teaching mindfulness in schools! Just this week, the University of British Columbia released the results of a randomized controlled study of fourth- and fifth-graders who participated in a mindfulness program in their classrooms (published in the journal Developmental Psychology). The results were impressive. According to the write-up in Time magazine, “Compared to the kids in the social responsibility program, children with the mindful intervention had 15% better math scores, showed 24% more social behaviors,…
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    Every Day Getting Better

  • prACTice

    Ryan Wakefield
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    prACTice like a champion today!
  • Success is not easy

    Ryan Wakefield
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:42 am
    Success is not easy, and is certainly not for the lazy
  • When team becomes family

    Ryan Wakefield
    21 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Late last night we caught wind of the great story of White Bear Lake Hockey and it’s captain Michael Johnson.  Johnson’s father Tom passed away before the season opener, yet his memory lives on through his son and his son’s team. Just another great story about how your teammates become your family, especially when times get rough. Story by @DavidMcCoyWCCO  
  • We asked Fran Fraschilla

    Ryan Wakefield
    19 Feb 2015 | 9:15 am
    Fran Fraschilla is one of the best basketball minds in the world.  His knowledge of the game both at home and internationally is unrivaled.  Recently we sent Coach a tweet asking him “What one quote did you always tell your player?” His reply was awesome, and still relevant for today’s athletes: Do your work early As coaches we know that not all of our players have the same work ethic, but those who put in work early trump those who procrastinate. For coaches just starting out – we strongly suggest that you do some digging in google and search for “Hoops…
  • John Wooden on wisdom

    Ryan Wakefield
    17 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    we should NEVER let ambition cause us to SACRIFICE our integrity or diminish our EFFORTS in other [areas]. However, we need to REMEMBER that we never REACH a serious goal unless we have the INTENTION of doing so.
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    Inspirational Quotes

  • Goodnight

    Vebra D. H.
    16 Feb 2015 | 7:46 pm
    The best thinking has been done in solitude. The worst has been done in turmoil. - Thomas Edison We all dream; we do not understand our dreams, yet we act as if nothing strange goes on in our sleep minds, strange at least by comparison with the logical, purposeful doings of our minds when we are awake. - Erich Fromm A man would prefer to come home to an unmade bed and a happy woman than to a
  • Instagram Quotes

    Vebra D. H.
    8 Sep 2014 | 10:36 pm
    Not that smart. Not that hot. Not that nice. Not that funny. That's me: I'm not that. - John Green When the character of a man is not clear to you, look at his friends. - Japanese Proverb The more opinions you have the less you see. - Wim Wenders Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit. - Vince Lombardi Small minds are much distressed by little things. Great minds see them all
  • Morning Quotes

    Vebra D. H.
    7 Aug 2014 | 7:21 pm
    Remember today that hard work and insight will bring you to the path that will reward you so highly, that it makes all of the small inconveniences worth it. Good morning everyone! Don't forget, nothing big will happen in your life, until you build up to it with the little small things. This morning is another seed from which the flowers of tomorrow's happiness grow. Good morning! If you're
  • Bad Day Quotes

    Vebra D. H.
    7 Apr 2014 | 9:10 pm
    If you have had a bad day, remember that tomorrow is a wonderful gift, and a new chance to try again. - Bryant McGill When a person can no longer laugh at himself, it is time for others to laugh at him. - Thomas Szasz When you say a situation or a person is hopeless, you are slamming the door in the face of God. - Charles L. Allen You cannot always control what goes on outside. But you can
  • Good Morning Images

    Vebra D. H.
    16 Feb 2014 | 11:24 am
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  • Almost At The Finish Line

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

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

    21 Jan 2015 | 4:28 am
    “To be successful, you must decide exactly what you want to accomplish, then resolve to pay the price to get it.” – Bunker Hunt What is it that you are committed to? You see this is a very important question, it has to do with your quality of life, relationships, legacy and peace of mind. […] The post Being 10 Times Clearer On What You Want In Life appeared first on PAUL SCAVELLA II | BLOGGER.
  • The Number 1 Thing You Must Have To Be Successful In 2015

    7 Jan 2015 | 9:36 am
    “Without a sense of urgency, desire loses its value” ~ Jim Rohn Have you you noticed that people who become successful value and HAVE a similar sense of urgency? Despite the different arenas of achievement whether it be sports, business, an entrepreneurial endeavor, acting, the arts, engineering, medicine; those who create that separation from the […] The post The Number 1 Thing You Must Have To Be Successful In 2015 appeared first on PAUL SCAVELLA II | BLOGGER.
  • Average: 2014 Year In Review

    31 Dec 2014 | 6:14 am
    A couple years ago I saw something that was unique. On one of the blogs ( I follow they did a year in review and I said to myself then that it was pretty cool idea. The reason why it resonated with me is because I got tired of the fan fare that is a New Years resolutions. I understand […] The post Average: 2014 Year In Review appeared first on PAUL SCAVELLA II | BLOGGER.
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  • Big Pleasures Come in Small Packages

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

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

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

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

  • Dealing with stress? Try exercise!

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

    Scott Hammond
    22 Feb 2015 | 12:43 am
    Even in the best situations, communication conflicts in relationships, business, or work are inevitable. Unfortunately, the unskilled and negative ways we typically respond to these conflicts often cause even more stress, thus eroding relationships. In business, as in life, relationships are critical to success. This lack of positive communication/interaction can create resentment within business or family partnerships and lessens the potential of positive outcomes or effectiveness. There are some skills we can hone to become better communicators on and off the job. 12 ways to better…
  • The easiest way to raise spoiled children

    Chris Rither
    10 Feb 2015 | 3:04 am
    We’ve all seen them. Maybe we’ve been one of them. Walking down the grocery store isle, trying to decide what we need, what we can afford and what we can’t live without. Up comes little Julie or Johnny with a special treat in hand. Mom, Dad can we get this? No not today honey. Awe come on can’t we get it just once? No you don’t need that, now put it back. Awe come on we never get anything I want! No, I said no, now put it back. Please, please, please can I have it? Oh all right, now put it in the cart and let’s go. Sound familiar? Probably, because it happens every day all over…
  • Tenth Commandment to Success: Share Your Success

    Chris Rither
    5 Feb 2015 | 7:57 am
    There is a joke that says, “If you want to get rid of a cold, give it to someone else”.   When you give things to people, a cold is the last thing that comes to mind. An interesting study called, “World Giving Index” was released in 2010. The study was carried out on charitable behavior across the globe, and found that happier people are more likely to give money to charity than those who are wealthy (and unhappy).   Share Your Success: World Giving Index The “World Giving Index” used a Gallup survey on the charitable behavior of people in 153 countries representing 95% of…
  • Ninth Commandment of Success: Conquer Excuses

    Chris Rither
    31 Jan 2015 | 7:42 am
    Anyone who has raised children realizes that humans pretty much begin life with this amazing ability to make excuses. It doesn’t matter if you catch them in the act; a child’s natural tenancy is to make an excuse. These excuses can be out right lies, twisting of the truth, or even strange yet imaginative utterances. Conquer Excuses – A wild story I remember catching my son taking one of my ‘forbidden to touch” tools. He stood there with the tool in his hand, inside the garage, right next to the toolbox. Instead of telling me he wanted to use the tool, or apologizing for…
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    biya-tuu blog

  • Victim Shaming

    27 Feb 2015 | 10:54 am
    If a girl gets raped, investigators try to turn it around. Was it her fault? Was her skirt too short? What about when someone walks into a store and steals something. Whose fault is that ? The owner’s for having a store in the first place? If a boy in a hoodie walks into a store and takes something, you call him a thief. But, if he’s a man in a suit with a New York office, he gets a pass.  Why? A thief is a thief. It’s like calling a black kettle black. So, what should you do if you get caught doing something you shouldn’t have. Victims shame. You say shame on them…
  • 2 for $5

    26 Feb 2015 | 10:57 am
    Two for five dollars! Two for five dollars! Hustled up because it fell off the back of a truck. (That’s code for stolen in the middle of the night.) That’s not what we do here, so you’re out of luck. Authentic and clean. Referenced — not pilfered or pillaged off someone’s truck. How do you want it? Two for five dollars because it’s “hot,” or straight from the supplier — directly out of the horse’s mouth? No ego. No arrogance. No distrust. We reference when it’s not from us. Snake oil salesmen selling elixirs won’t tell…
  • What Matters?

    25 Feb 2015 | 11:34 am
    The Earth matters. The moon matters. You matter. Without the sun, there are no plants that grow or plants to feed the animals. Without the moon, the tides don’t move. Without you nothing is complete; something would be missing. There’s only one you, and who could be “youer than you?” That’s Dr. Suess speaking the truth. So, don’t be afraid to speak up especially when it’s true. You have every right to express yourself too. What matters is you. We’ll see you. #BIYATUU Filed under: Equality Tagged: "youer than you", Dr. Suess, you matter
  • Used Car Salesman

    24 Feb 2015 | 10:53 am
    High pressure sales.  Big ticket items. One fool. Used car salesman think they’re fooling you. So, what do they do? They do what people who sell used stuff do. They peddle someone else’s used stuff. But who is fooling whom? You know it’s used. And that’s not what big wigs choose. P.S. Trollers troll on Fridays, Mondays and Tuesdays; we noticed. We’ll see you. #BIYATUU        Filed under: Equality Tagged: Do Your Shoes Fit, July 2014, Seth Godin, used car salesman
  • The Line of Sight

    23 Feb 2015 | 12:58 pm
    You did everything right, but somehow it’s still a fight. Played by the rules . Nice, but forthright. Felt like the evildoers and incompetents keep getting the green light. It’s enough to make you throw up your hands, say f**k it. What’s the point? Why is this always happening? Where’s the burial site? Spent a lifetime getting shafted on first, second and third sight. But hold tight. The answers aren’t always in your line of sight. Chuck a rock through the darkness; break the window and you’ll see the light. What was hiding in the shadows suddenly comes…
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    Info Self Development

  • How to Stop Overthinking Everything: 10 Simple Habits

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

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

    6 Feb 2015 | 3:11 am
    Does manifesting work or is it a subject for the deluded? Your own manifestation powers have to be tested… Especially since a friend of yours went skydiving and can’t stop bragging about it. You don’t have the fund for a skydiving session. You are not envious but irritated. To turn the irritation into an opportunity, […]
  • Solitude: Do You Avoid Spending Time Alone?

    23 Jan 2015 | 6:29 am
    It’s the weekend, your friends come round, you order a pizza from La Dolce Vita; you thought of making pasta but boiling the water requires constant checking. You have higher priorities than home cooking. As an organized person, you check your social media profiles while you listen to the conversation about fine dining without feeling […]
  • Is The Past Holding You Back from Your Future?

    8 Jan 2015 | 4:49 am
    Each morning you take the time to stare at the bathroom mirror, hoping that your face can hide your insecurities for one more day – you already know the day will be spent interpreting people’s smile and analysing your neighbours motives behind their small talk. You suspect them to see the seven, sixteen or twenty-one […]
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    Roxana Jones, Spiritual Healer and Inspirational Author

  • Beliefs and Change: Your Inseparable Companions

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Academy for Creative Training
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:02 am
    Unlike a camera that we use to focus on the image we want to capture, our eyes and our mind tend to wander, largely ignoring the wonders around us and often seeing things in a critical light. As a result we tend to mainly notice the ugly, the evil, the negative and the disheartening which in turn makes us frustrated, critical and whiners about everything around us. While it is true, that there is ample unpleasantness that we are subjected to, overlooking the brighter side of life would make us despondent and anxious. More importantly we fail to allow the wonders of life soothen our spirits,…
  • Get started …keep going

    Academy for Creative Training
    9 Jan 2015 | 8:53 am
    Until a few years ago, many motorized vehicles had starting trouble especially in winter and the monsoons. Fortunately with more research and better technology, very rarely does our vehicle give us starting trouble. Unfortunately, as individuals almost all of us have major issues with starting either something new or pursuing an existing activity. Evolution and technological revolutions have not helped the human race eliminate this limitation of starting trouble but they have facilitated ways and means to overcome it. However the real issue with personal starting troubles stems from the…
  • Choose well and make a difference to your life this year

    Academy for Creative Training
    31 Dec 2014 | 6:09 am
    As the year 2014 comes to a close, we can reflect on the past and plan for the future. Reflection will enable us to track the highpoints as well as the low points of our life in 2014. It gives us a sense of fulfilment tinged with some remorse and possibly some regret too at the wasted opportunities. The image above gives us a plethora of options to reflect upon. You must also look at other aspects of your life and recount those special moments of elation and dispassionately analyze the low points of your life too. More importantly, reflect hard on the learning derived from the low points.
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    Calling Dreams

  • My Last Tie: This Message From The Dying Guy Sums Up Life

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

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

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

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

    Ajay Mishra
    12 Feb 2015 | 7:30 pm
    Message From The Universe For You The world needs more and more people like you, people who wants to live their dream and who want to help others. You must live your dreams because in the process of living your dreams you learn the wisdom of the Universe. You rise after every fall and you understand the power of motivation and inspiration. At times of difficulty when you run out of resources, you get help from strangers and that make you realize the power of help and support. At times of losing hope, you hear a story of courage and you find your own desire to move ahead in spite of all…
  • Take Responsibility for Your Failure and Become The Creator of Your Dreams

    Ajay Mishra
    9 Feb 2015 | 6:30 pm
    Message From The Universe For You A man can create his own destiny. You are the divine creation on this earth. And you have been given all the power to live the life of your dreams. But living your dreams is not a coincidence, its a process to align your mind and soul with your action to go on the journey until you reach your destination. On this journey of life you will find joy and sorrow, you will find support and obstacles, and you achieved success and failure. But every time you find happiness or success you feel great but most of the time when you come face to face with adversity, you…
  • How to Transform Yourself from being A Pessimist to An Optimist

    Ajay Mishra
    5 Feb 2015 | 7:50 pm
    Are you an optimist or a pessimist or the one hanging in between? Do you know what making you an optimist or a pessimist? If you are an optimist then that’s a blessing to you, right. But, if you are a pessimist then you are having a hard time in life. Every pessimist knows that being positive is really difficult. Even most of the people who struggle with the inner negativity, they try hard to become an optimist but become unsuccessful. Apart from the super-optimist and the pure-pessimist, there are people who keep hanging in between positivity and negativity. Are you the one hanging in…
  • Top 10 Motivational and Law of Attraction Posts of 2014

    Ajay Mishra
    21 Jan 2015 | 1:26 am
    Top Motivational and Law of Attraction Posts of 2014 2014 had been a phenomenal year and 2015 going to be a super phenomenal one. I am sure along with me you are on this journey to make this year your best year of life. Many of you are missing new blog post here on for some time, but now I am back in the flow. In the next couple of weeks, you will read super awesome posts with magical insights to manifest your dreams. From last few months, I am busy working on some new resources that will blow your mind and will take you on a new adventure. Before we move on to the…
  • Unlock The Secret Of Big Manifestation: What Kind Of Person Are You

    Ajay Mishra
    7 Jan 2015 | 7:32 pm
    Message From The Universe For You Are you attracting the life you want or a life of worry and frustration? Whatever you focus on, it expands. As you fill your mind and soul with love, gratitude and positivity, you will find more things to be grateful for. Find something to be genuinely grateful for at this moment, may it be your job, your family, friends, health, body or anything that you love and let that feeling of gratitude expand. As you keep finding more and more things in life to be grateful for, your positive vibration will touch the sky, your soul will find its wings to fly and your…
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    Inspire Leads

  • 25+ Supreme True Love Quotes For Lovers

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

    Boss Shb
    9 Feb 2015 | 8:44 pm
    Love is one the pillar on which structure of the world stands. Without this ingredient the world becomes like a jungle and even worse place to live. The survival of a person is very difficult in that society. There are many famous love stories i.e. Romeo and Juliet, Cleopatra and Mark Antony, Lancelot and Guinevere and many which are immortal in the literature. On the other hand there are many stories and couples which are not famous and no one know them but they exist. They celebrate every day of their life but valentine day is very important in their life and they celebrate it with great…
  • 25+ Things That tells You What Is Love

    Boss Shb
    5 Feb 2015 | 8:14 pm
    We in our daily life hear about the word “Love” many questions arises in mind like what is it? Why a person fell in love? A love is a bond which makes a relation more strong. It is like a covalent bond which needs contribution from both ends. It is very important in life in fact the balance in this world is due to this unique characteristic of a person. A person without this feeling cannot survive in this world. Love is an internal feeling and it is so strong that a person can devote his full life for the sake of his lover’s one smile. It is a most powerful experience and emotion in the…
  • 25+ Valentines Day Tumblr Special Collections

    Boss Shb
    4 Feb 2015 | 8:18 pm
    Tumblr one of the biggest and known micro blogging plate form which was founded by David Karp in February 2007 and now it is owned by Yahoo! Inc with a price of 1.1 billion dollars. According to survey on December 1, 2014 it contains about 213 million blogs. Through this site a person can earn money and promotes his idea free of cost. By this networking site we can get wall papers, pictures and themes. Valentine themes, ideas, funny jokes, valentine quotes, tutorials and cards are very famous in this site. Peoples get ideas through this site how to spend time in that day and what gifts must…
  • 20+ Famous Luck Quotes

    Nadia Afandi
    30 Jan 2015 | 10:04 pm
    Luck Quotes: Struggle and hard work is important to become successful. A person who makes habit of working hard never fails. Success and achievements are not easy to get. We can see that all the great people who made their names were very hardworking. In the beginning, when a person wants to achieve something, he may face a number of problems. It is also possible that he may fail but it is the rule that if a person keep trying, success can be achieved. Life is the name of hurdles. If we want to achieve such a thing which is very important for us then patience is the key thing. There is no…
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    Inspiring Dose

  • 30 Ways to Live Life without Regrets

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

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

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

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

    10 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Every two years, the fine people of Tarragona, Spain come together to see who can build the highest most incricate human castle – or castell in Catalan. This mesmerizing tradition takes an incredible amount of strength and balance – as well as considerable guts. So it comes as no surprise that the casteller’s official motto is “strength, balance, courage and common sense.”Shot by Spain-based photographer Mike Randolph, this beautiful three-minute clip shows the strong, stocky men at the foundations and the delicate, agile little girls at the heights of the…
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    M.C. Simon Writes

  • Do You Lack Time?

    M.C. Simon
    1 Mar 2015 | 3:56 pm
    Art: The climber of the spiral clock – Antoine Mansour We are living in a busy world. Our lives are filled with lots of important things to be done. Some we accomplish while others we don’t. Why don’t we complete… Read the rest

    M.C. Simon
    28 Feb 2015 | 7:56 pm
    GO DIRECTLY TO MY GRATITUDE JOURNAL   Why do I have a Gratitude Journal? One day I read Oprah Winfrey’s Gratitude Journal. I was impressed… Oprah has written in her gratitude journal for sixteen years every single day… WOW… she… Read the rest

    M.C. Simon
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:24 pm
    Art: Jennifer B AWAKENING By Alexandru Cosmin   The story begins when, sitting on the coach… I closed my eyes, thinking of the profound positiveness, talking in my thoughts, tying the words together, guiding them on a road connected to… Read the rest
  • Women are the Best!

    M.C. Simon
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:03 pm
    Women are the Best! A police officer pulled over a car driven by a woman. “Good morning,” he says. “Good morning. What happened?” the woman asks. “I got you on radar and you were speeding. License and proof of insurance,… Read the rest
  • The SHOCKING Truth About Happiness

    M.C. Simon
    25 Feb 2015 | 2:06 pm
    THE SHOCKING TRUTH ABOUT HAPPINESS… RECIPE FOR FINDING HAPPINESS IN A TRAGEDY To dive into the depth of this subject, or even slightly touch upon its surface… we need to be sure that we’re speaking the same language. So… let… Read the rest
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    Creative Sol Vibrations

  • How to Properly Maintain Natural Stone Surfaces at Home

    Lillian Connors
    1 Mar 2015 | 1:12 pm
    Every house requires special and unique treatment. This depends on numerous things, including the materials used. If you have stone surfaces at your home, you are probably familiar with this fact since having perfectly maintained stone surfaces requires constant care. You should be ultra-careful for different types of stone react differently. They vary in texture, […] The post How to Properly Maintain Natural Stone Surfaces at Home appeared first on Creative Sol Vibrations.
  • How to Create Unique Photographic Art for Your Home

    Dan Radak
    28 Feb 2015 | 11:56 am
    If you have ever been looking for that perfect artistic photo to put on your wall, you know how hard it is to find a perfect match that with resonate with your home. Why not make one yourself? You don’t have to be a professional photographer to do that, the technology does all the work. […] The post How to Create Unique Photographic Art for Your Home appeared first on Creative Sol Vibrations.
  • How Technology Can Boost your Productivity

    28 Feb 2015 | 11:15 am
    Phone Laptop Smart Watches Handheld Consoles ______________________________________ Productivity is becoming an increasingly more important aspect of 21st century life. As shift times increase, and the world comes closer together thanks to the internet, “work” is no longer a 9 to 5 deal – there is the potential to be “on the job” 24/7. Conversely, the […] The post How Technology Can Boost your Productivity appeared first on Creative Sol Vibrations.
  • Top 10 Most Beautifully Designed Campuses in the World

    Michael McPherson
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:26 pm
    Students base their choice of college/university on many factors but architectural beauty isn’t usually one of them. Once part of the student body though, a student can truly appreciate the aesthetic appeal of their campus. Here are some of the most outstanding colleges and university campuses around the world: 1. Kenyon College – Gambier, Ohio, […] The post Top 10 Most Beautifully Designed Campuses in the World appeared first on Creative Sol Vibrations.
  • Best Garden Decorations Ideas

    Diana Smith
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:35 am
    February is almost over, which means that the spring is slowly approaching our doorsteps to remind us that sunny days are right around the corner. You will spend most of your free time drinking coffee or cold soda in your garden, so make sure that you take good care of it during the winter. If […] The post Best Garden Decorations Ideas appeared first on Creative Sol Vibrations.
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    Life Made to Order

  • Law of Attraction: How to Combat Issues of Worthiness and Deserving

    Kelli Cooper
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:07 am
    If you were to ask most people if they believed they they were worthy and deserved good things, I imagine the large majority of people would answer yes. What a stupid question they may think..of course I believe I am entitled to happiness. But, I’ll let you in on a little secret…we often don’t feel that way. The degree to which we don’t can vary significantly between people, but issues of worthiness and deserving are something most grapple with. And working consciously with law of attraction can really trigger all of that big time. You may begin thinking back to all…
  • Law of Attraction: What to Do When You’re Ready to Throw in the Towel

    Kelli Cooper
    25 Feb 2015 | 2:47 am
    Getting a bit frustrated with your efforts to manifest something? Do things not seem to be working? Is this whole law of attraction thing turning out to be a lot harder than you expected? Are you super-pissed at yourself for not being able to let in what you want? Are you filled with a sense of despair that you will never get what you want? Do you feel like you have failed? Are you convinced there is some vibrational defect that is apparently beyond repair and you might as well just accept your lot as it is in this moment? This is a sucky place to be, and many people who begin working…
  • Law of Attraction and Resistance: 3 Tips for Sending It On Its Merry Way

    Kelli Cooper
    23 Feb 2015 | 3:14 am
    I have studied law of attraction quite a bit, and have been applying what I have learned for several years now. I have gained a deeper understanding of how to practically apply the principles, and it is my favorite topic to cover on my blog. Why? Because I know how frustrating it can be to try and work with a process that is supposed to be so damn simple, but feels really hard, especially when we first start out, or have set our sights on something big and important to us. The essence of LOA is pretty basic. Ask and it is given. Believe you can have what you want. Act as if you already have…
  • Staying True to Your Path When Others Keep Trying to Pull You Off It

    Kelli Cooper
    18 Feb 2015 | 3:04 am
    In a perfect world, we would just be able to do what makes us happy, without others putting in their unnecessary two cents. It would truly be to each his own. We would all just focus on own happiness, and making our little corner of existence as awesome as possible. The need to judge, criticize or try to impose our will onto others would be absent. But, alas, that really isn’t how it goes much of the time, and pushback from others, and caring a bit too much about what other people think, is probably one of the biggest barriers to living as we truly please. I would rank this problem…
  • Challenges as a Springboard to Positive Change: 3 Lessons from My Own Transformation

    Kelli Cooper
    16 Feb 2015 | 4:01 am
    We all know how that story goes..hard times make us grow, present opportunities, and all that jazz. But, when we are actually in the thick of it, this wisdom can easily be lost. We don’t feel much like growing, and all the crap we are going through, certainly doesn’t feel like the gift we are told it is. We would happily return it to sender if we could. But, cliches are such for a reason..they are true through and through. I have seen this truth play out in my own life countless times. Where I am today is a direct result of myriad shitty things happening to me. My father dying…
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    Be a Light To The World:

  • What Do You Do When No One Appreciates Your Work?

    Ikechi Awazie
    23 Feb 2015 | 4:56 pm
    Van Gogh painted about 2000 works of art which is worth millions of dollars today. Yet he was only not able to sell a piece of art during his time. Edgar Allan Poe introduced to the world, a new form of writing and theme which we now know as detective stories and is so praised in the literature world today. Yet Edgar was never recognized nor was he compensated fairly during his time. Galileo is known as the father of modern physics and is adored by many today for his great theories. Yet during his time, his theories were thought to be full of heresy and were hardly accepted due to religious…
  • A Young Girl’s Little Cabbage Seedling Makes The Difference in a Community

    Ikechi Awazie
    15 Feb 2015 | 7:31 pm
    Every man has the potential to influence his generation Welcome to the Be an Inspiration Series, where I challenge you with real life stories of achievers and communities that are presently changing the world. Reading these stories will make you realize that you are an inspiration. Spread the message to others and light their candle. Do you know that little things can make all the difference? Our smallest actions and gestures can have an outsized impact in our world. This is just what happened to a Special Seed that turned out to feed more than 300 people in her Community. In 2008, a young…
  • 14 Things You Will Learn From People Who Drive You Crazy

    Ikechi Awazie
    8 Feb 2015 | 8:06 pm
    Do you know that there are things we can learn from people who drive us nuts? It is true that no one likes to be associated with annoying people who would step on toes and push us to the wall. Nevertheless, these kind of people cause changes in our lives. They make us to grow. So what lessons can we learn from annoying people? Here are 14 lessons you can learn from people who drive you nuts: 1. Responsibility You become accountable. They make you responsible for your actions. You understand that you might not change them or even try and make them your project (If you do, they will drain your…
  • 19 Small But Powerful Pieces Of Lies That Will Make Your Dream A Joke

    Ikechi Awazie
    1 Feb 2015 | 7:51 pm   Have you been in a situation where you have heard certain things about your dreams that made it to look like a joke? You have gotten these awful ideas from family, friend and loved ones about your dream which has made you consider whether your dream was worth it in the first place. It isn’t their fault. No one can see the big picture; no one understands what your dreams, passion and life goals mean to you. You are just being protected from failure but they don’t understand the reward based on the risk of pursuing your dreams. Here are 19 tips (lies)…
  • 5 Thought Provoking Questions That Will Challenge You

    Ikechi Awazie
    25 Jan 2015 | 7:00 pm
    A cocoon of a butterfly was once found by a man . A day came that a small opening appeared in the cocoon. This made the man so curious that he sat and watched the butterfly for several hours, as it struggled to force its body through that little hole. At a time, the butterfly seemed to stop making any progress. It was as if it had reached its limit and could go no farther. The man then decided to help the butterfly and took a pair of scissors and snipped off the remaining bit of the cocoon which made the butterfly emerge so easily. But then the butterfly developed a swollen body and small…
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    Zen Wahm

  • 5 Simple Actions You Can Take to Not Lose Your Patience Before Lunch

    Jackie Lee
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:28 am
    Ever find yourself with the best of intentions in the morning, and still losing your patience by lunch? Me too. Yesterday was one such day. With Hanna at school, and a cup of coffee in hand, I started a blog post. I knew it was going to be a big project, but hadn’t realized just how long it was going to take me. I was slogging along, getting it done, finding myself a little more frustrated as the hours went on. I knew I also needed to go to the grocery store, and get back in time to put groceries away and pick up Hanna from school. The amount of time I needed to get all those things…
  • 7 Useful Beliefs You Can Adopt Today to Immediately Start Being Less Judgmental

    Jackie Lee
    23 Feb 2015 | 12:24 pm
    Do you find it hard to tolerate stupid people? Do you compare yourself to the other moms/bloggers/runners/dieters on Facebook only to find you’re beating yourself up or tearing them down to make yourself feel better? This is the face of judgment. Everyone is judgmental, you and even me. It’s hard not to be judgmental,  it’s built right into the fabric of our society, but there are ways to stop being judgmental. The problem with being judgmental is it creates a divide between us and other people. It creates a me vs. you mentality which makes it really hard to create…
  • The One Thing I Learned to Stop Yelling

    Jackie Lee
    11 Feb 2015 | 8:27 am
    Throughout Hanna’s life I’ve always tried to remember to direct her towards want I want her to do, instead of away from what I don’t want her to do. Walking feet… instead of don’t run. Lower your voice… instead of stop yelling. Bottoms on the couch… instead of don’t stand. Because I know, what we focus on grows, the mind doesn’t hear “don’t”. It was a little funny when I stopped for a moment and took notice of myself, and my inner voice saying to me… Don’t yell. Stop Yelling. Don’t yell. Surprise,…
  • The Girl on the Train Review

    Jackie Lee
    9 Feb 2015 | 6:27 am
    Everyone’s talking about it, not just talking about it, raving about it, so when our librarian held it up at book club I jumped at the chance to be the first one to check it out. I took it home and opened it right up. The premise of the book is really intriguing. A girl rides the train every day, and creates stories in her mind about the people she sees in the houses along the rail line, until one day, she sees something out of the ordinary happening in these now familiar back yards. Then she hears the woman from the back yard has gone missing. She doesn’t know what to do, she saw…
  • A Little Lovin Changes Everything

    Jackie Lee
    4 Feb 2015 | 7:28 am
    I’m not a fan of McDonald’s. I mean, everyone knows a “healthy eating” mom, who wants to do right by her family’s health doesn’t eat at McDonald’s. And what would people think if they saw me eating there?  But, you know what, every once in a while I crave an Egg McMuffin. Especially, it seems, right before my massage, so my stomach doesn’t growl, and I usually have 30 minutes to kill. Yesterday happened to be one of those days. I pulled in, parked my car. I kind of sneak in, hoping I won’t see anyone I know. I order a #1 and a coffee with…
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  • The Essential Man’s Scientific Guide to Beating Anxiety

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

    26 Jan 2015 | 10:32 am
    Do you ever have doubts about your masculinity? I’m not afraid to admit, I sometimes do — and it’s usually when I’m in car with a woman and the engine quits. As we coast to the side of the road, I say to myself, I wish I had a background as an auto mechanic. That would be so... Continue reading →
  • The Authoritative Man’s Library For Life (150+ Books, Updated for 2015)

    15 Jan 2015 | 1:03 pm
    his is the last post you’ll need to bookmark for book recommendations.   Below are 150+ (actually over 200) books that every man should have in his library. We here at believe that every man should be well-read. Abraham Lincoln famously read every book in the library, and finally had to resort to reading the... Continue reading →
  • New Year’s Resolutions Don’t Work. Here’s What Does

    4 Jan 2015 | 11:41 am
    Happy 2015! Did you accomplish all your 2014 goals? If you didn’t, don’t feel bad…you’re not alone. Research shows that a staggering 92% of us fail to achieve our New Year’s Resolutions. As a professional coach, it makes me wonder… …what are the other 8% of us doing? I dedicated the last year to figuring... Continue reading →
  • Are You Too Old To Achieve Your Dreams?

    21 Dec 2014 | 2:24 pm
    Sir Ranulph Fiennes, cousin of actors Ralph and Joseph Fiennes, is probably the greatest living explorer. Fiennes, born in March 1944, is an adventurer & author was the first man to visit both the North and South poles, and the first man to walk across Antarctica, and one of the oldest men to summit Mt. Everest (at... Continue reading →
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    Compete For The Best Life

  • Make Something New

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

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

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

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

    5 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
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    Simple Capacity

  • 20 Scientifically Proven Ways To Dominate People Without Saying a Word

    23 Feb 2015 | 12:53 pm
    As genuinely interested in psychology of people and, of course, a bit of a star-wars fan, I would like to share the knowledge of influencing people without saying a word. Master Yoda used to do it all the time … “Those who believe in telekinetic, raise my hand” As science grows every day, there are default things our body does in different situations that “betray us” when we want to play it cool. In case to grant knowledge of the following scientifically proven ways to dominate people, we have to practice the “shortcuts” below. 1. “If you want to know if someone is interested,…
  • Top 10 Daily Nutrients That Are Highly Recommended

    20 Feb 2015 | 11:59 am
    We only have one body. It’s our “homeland.” We never leave it. Well, we do once … Today, fresh air and healthy foods are luxury. It’s crucial to know the intake of daily nutrients. Most of all, it’s crucial to know its importance. The body cannot function well without “gas”, same as the cars. You wouldn’t be able to drive around with no gas, unless you “push your car” with the help of the strangers across the road. So, for vital function of the body and letting the minds clear the cloudy vision, we have to be aware of the following daily nutrients: 1. Vitamin K 1.
  • You Would Never Assume That This Failure Would Become Mahatma Gandhi: The Untold Story

    16 Feb 2015 | 11:26 am
    If you thought that Gandhi was born leader and won an award for best student, you are 180 degrees away from the truth. Not only Gandhi was an ordinary student, he was very quiet and shy teenager. None of it stopped him from becoming “Father of India.” It’s a great thing to know that almost every genius soared through mediocre environment and possessions. Gandhi was no different. The Family Disappointment Born in a middle class family, Gandhi possessed low self-esteem when he was younger. Because of his insecurity, he rarely stayed back after school to interact with other classmates. He…
  • 10 Life Quotes From J.R.R. Tolkien Manifesting That “The Old School” Remains The Same

    15 Feb 2015 | 2:10 am
    John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892 to 1973) was a major scholar of the English language, specializing in Old and Middle English. He also wrote a vast number of stories, including the well-known “The Hobbit” in 1937 and The Lord of the Rings (1954-1955), which are set in a pre-historic era in an devised version of our world which he called by the Middle English name of Middle-earth. This was peopled by Men and women, Elves, Dwarves, Trolls, Orcs (or Goblins) and Hobbits. He has regularly been condemned by the English Literature Establishment, with honorable exceptions, and loved by literally…
  • 5 Of The Hardest Things That Are Must To Achieve Success

    29 Jan 2015 | 4:48 pm
    Success is one of the most talkative, but rarely doable subjects. Why is that? It’s because we tent to make wrong and easier choices instead of the ones that will bring us closer to it. You know you shouldn’t eat the cake in front of you if you’re on a strict diet, but self-control let temptation pass through because it feels really easy. The distance between your personal success (whatever that is) and the situation you’re now, are couple of habits you forget or don’t even recognize. Something has to change to become different. Things don’t change if we don’t approach them…
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    Best Free WordPress Themes - WP Themes Daddy

  • Premium Business WordPress Theme – Haira

    M.Hasham Ahmed
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:38 am ========================================================================================== WP Themes Daddy Recommend! Haira – Business Responsive WordPress Theme Haira – Premium Business WordPress Theme Looking for a Responsive Premium Business WordPress Theme for Corporate / Business? If yes, then you are on right place. Haira is a Responsive WordPress Theme for Business Portfolios. Haira Offers you to create a Business or Corporate Website... Read More The post Premium Business WordPress Theme – Haira appeared first on Best Free WordPress Themes - WP…
  • Free Business WordPress Themes February 2015

    M.Hasham Ahmed
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:46 am In this post i collected  Best Free Business WordPress themes from best WordPress theme authors. You can find Best Free Responsive Corporate WordPress themes and Free Business WordPress Themes February 2015 in this article. You can create a Business or Corporate Website in few minutes with a Brand new look. All WordPress themes are responsive... Read More The post Free Business WordPress Themes February 2015 appeared first on Best Free WordPress Themes - WP Themes Daddy.
  • 93+ Best Free Responsive WordPress Themes 2015

    M.Hasham Ahmed
    25 Feb 2015 | 11:55 pm In this post i tried to collect Best Free WordPress themes from best WordPress theme authors. So you can find best Free WordPress themes in my this article. All themes Showcased here are compatible with latest version of WordPress. I Posted here Best amazing free responsive WordPress themes . Which you can use in your... Read More The post 93+ Best Free Responsive WordPress Themes 2015 appeared first on Best Free WordPress Themes - WP Themes Daddy.
  • Best Free Responsive WordPress Themes 2015

    M.Hasham Ahmed
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:16 pm Best Free Responsive WordPress Themes 2015 In this post i tried to collect best free responsive wordpress themes 2015 from best WordPress theme authors. So you can find Free WordPress themes in my this article. All themes Showcased here are compatible with latest version of WordPress. I Posted here Amazing Best Free Responsive WordPress themes 2015 .Which... Read More The post Best Free Responsive WordPress Themes 2015 appeared first on Best Free WordPress Themes - WP Themes Daddy.
  • Best Free Responsive eCommerce WordPress Themes 2015

    M.Hasham Ahmed
    25 Feb 2015 | 11:58 am Free eCommerce WordPress Themes 2015 In this post i collected Best Free eCommerce WordPress Themes from best WordPress theme authors. You can find best Responsive eCommerce WordPress Themes in this article. All themes Showcased here are compatible with latest version of  WordPress. I Posted here Best beautiful Free eCommerce Responsive WordPress themes . Which you can use... Read More The post Best Free Responsive eCommerce WordPress Themes 2015 appeared first on Best Free WordPress Themes - WP Themes Daddy.
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    Imperfect Spirituality

  • Proof that You Can Handle Anything

    Polly Campbell
    25 Feb 2015 | 4:24 am
    Original work by Erin Cairney White Seriously, you’ve got this. Whatever it is keeping you awake at night or causing your impatience and stress, you can handle it. I know that. Still, there are times when it feels like the challenges and hurt are bigger than we are. It becomes tough to see our way through the difficulty. So today I’ll be what intuitive Sonia Choquette calls your “believing eyes.” I believe that while you may be facing obstacles you’d rather not face, you’ll be okay. You can do it. You don’t even have to know how. The path doesn’t have to be clear, you…
  • Unlearning Limitation

    Polly Campbell
    23 Feb 2015 | 4:34 am
    I’ve been listening to Invisibilia, a podcast about thoughts. How they work, what they do, how dependent we can become on our own ideas even though often what we think isn’t true at all. That doesn’t stop us from adhering to them. To following these unfounded ideas and beliefs. We even act out of them. And that behavior creates tangible results. Results which we then hold up as evidence that our idea was true all along. When all along it was probably just a really bad idea. Here’s how it works: once a teacher or parent or other grown-up suggested you weren’t all that good at…
  • Three Reasons Meditation Freaks Us Out

    Polly Campbell
    18 Feb 2015 | 4:08 am
    Start talking about meditation and you can see people start to fidget. They want to say they meditate, see the value in it, think it’s great. But, unless they practice regularly, they are more inclined to feel nerves rather than Nirvana  when the topic comes up. Though meditation has moved into the mainstream – backed by scores of studies that say it improves our health, focus, concentration, and stress levels – so many people are still reluctant to give it a go. It’s not surprising. Meditation used to be so, well, Out There, for us Western-minded souls. It seemed suitable for only…
  • Meditation Helps Ease the Drama

    Polly Campbell
    16 Feb 2015 | 4:59 am
    It came up again, over dinner. My friend, who is always looking to improve her physical health asked me if she “really had to meditate?” “Yep,” I said. After years of her telling me what to eat – fish oil, fish oil, fish oil – and how to strengthen my core – planks, planks, planks  (she’s a nutrition coach and trainer) — I felt like bossing her around a little. But I also believe in the practice. I think meditation can help us all to feel better and healthier. Not because you’ll become some blissful and enlightened soul – though some say that can happen. And,…
  • How to ‘Watch Your Thoughts’

    Polly Campbell
    11 Feb 2015 | 4:03 am
    It’s all the New Age-rage —  “watching your thoughts” — and when you practice this it can be a crazy-good way to keep from flipping out or breaking into tears or eating the whole batch of brownies. It doesn’t just keep you out of trouble, it eases the bad feelings that come with it. By watching your thoughts you can emerge from anger or upset into a place of curiosity, peace, and gratitude. All good, right? But what the heck does it mean? And how woo-woo do you have to be to use it? Not all that woo-woo as it turns out. I’m a Type-A, ultra- practical mom who lists…
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    Law of Attraction Secrets THE TEACHERS WONT TELL YOU

  • My Personal Message to You

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

    Max Miller
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:16 pm
    Law of Attraction Secrets THE TEACHERS WONT TELL YOU   More Great content about inspirational quotes about life and love Share on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on LinkedInShare on DiggShare on StumbleUponShare on Google+ Law of Attraction Secrets THE TEACHERS WONT TELL YOU - =>Learn What You Missed in THE SECRET Here, Watch Video Proof of this working<=
  • Mission

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

    Max Miller
    2 Oct 2014 | 7:41 am
    Law of Attraction Secrets THE TEACHERS WONT TELL YOU I wish this is How Children Learn. Watch This 13 year old named Logan LaPlante, he knows how the world can be happy and healthy. Just by do this… Watch this Video and listen to his ideas that if applied could quite possibly change the world as we know it. If everybody started learning just like […] Law of Attraction Secrets THE TEACHERS WONT TELL YOU - =>Learn What You Missed in THE SECRET Here, Watch Video Proof of this working<=
  • Discover What 97.3% of Americans Had NO CLUE about – income inequality in america

    Max Miller
    23 Sep 2014 | 11:43 pm
    Law of Attraction Secrets THE TEACHERS WONT TELL YOU Were you part of that 97%? share this and see what everyone else thinks. –>you can Get “Done it For You” Youtube Marketing Training here <–  97% of Americans were Shocked After Watching This Income Inequality in America Video So Many People were Wrong! Were you one of them? Whether you are a investment banker, […] Law of Attraction Secrets THE TEACHERS WONT TELL YOU - =>Learn What You Missed in THE SECRET Here, Watch Video Proof of this working<=
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    Emotionally Resilient Living

  • 6 Tips to Effectively Manage Interruptions

    Marquita Herald
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:28 am
    So it’s a busy day but you’re feeling good because you are on a roll, making real progress on that task list or an important project; all of a sudden the phone rings, an email alarm goes off, a colleague asks for a favor, your mother-in-law stops by “spur of the moment,” you’re called to […]
  • Why We Need Inner Strength Every Day

    Marquita Herald
    23 Feb 2015 | 2:10 pm
    It’s somewhat ironic that as often as the term “inner strength” is used in reference to personal growth, change and overcoming adversity, that there appears to be no standard definition for the concept. If you look the term up you’re likely to find any variation of the following descriptions Confidence and power from inside * […]
  • Turning Conflict Into An Opportunity For Growth

    Marquita Herald
    19 Feb 2015 | 8:40 am
    I can’t help but wonder sometimes how much richer and less stressful life might be if we were taught at an early age the skills to understand and manage conflict and disagreements. Most of us develop our conflict resolution style by default through the influence of our families and, for better or worse, by toughing […]
  • Do We REALLY Need a Holiday to Remind Us to Be Kind?

    Marquita Herald
    16 Feb 2015 | 12:25 pm
    I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something I can do. ~Edward Everett Hale Tomorrow (February 17) is National Random Acts of Kindness Day, an unofficial holiday that has steadily grown […]
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