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  • Feeling Determined to Change

    zen habits
    19 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    By Leo Babauta Let’s say you’ve been wanting to quit smoking for awhile, or you’ve really been wanting to start exercising. All of a sudden, you read something that motivates you … you’re ready to make the change! You’re determined. You’re going to make this happen. That’s amazing. The question is: are you going to convert this determination into actual lasting change? How will you do that? The feeling of determination is wonderful, but it can be ephemeral. It doesn’t necessarily last for more than a few days, unless you create an…
  • Hold Your Own Feet to the Fire

    zen habits
    13 May 2015 | 11:05 am
    By Leo Babauta Lots of us want to change our habits — get healthier, procrastinate less, write a book, save some money, get fit, read more, get good at something. And when it comes to changing habits, we know what doesn’t work. What doesn’t work: saying you’re going to make a change, intending to, and then failing to do it. You’ve done this, and so have I: you say, “I’m going to start eating healthier and exercising!” And you truly mean to do it. And you start out trying your best. And then things just kinda fade away, fizzle out, flop. That’s…
  • How to Be Grateful When You Aren’t Feeling It

    Think Simple Now
    Kate Swoboda
    18 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    You want to be grateful for what you have, but if you cut straight to the truth? You aren’t feeling it. For a lot of people, acknowledging that truth brings with it immediate shame — the shame of knowing that in a world where so many people go homeless or hungry; or are hurt, abandoned, or abused; or are dealing with a serious illness or the death of a loved one, not feeling grateful is very, very bad. So, we try gratitude on. “Okay,” we say, tossing our hair back and squaring our shoulders. “Let me focus on gratitude. Here I go.” We think of 10 things to be grateful for, and then…
  • 8 Awesome Productivity Tools You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

    Motivation and Success Strategies | GetMotivation
    Josh Hinds
    16 May 2015 | 9:15 pm
    For busy professionals, there never seems to be enough time during the day to complete every task given at work. A lot of things are happening at once that you need to practice multitasking to finish up everything. Juggling multiple tasks such as projects, campaigns and writing proposals all at the same time is a serious business. Not everyone was given superpowers to handle daily grind but you can use effectual gadgets or system to manage your time well. To help you out in catching up with your work demands, here are more realistic and cost-effective alternative tools that will make you work…
  • Belief - Point-of-View

    Daily Inspiration - Daily Quotes
    20 May 2015 | 9:08 pm
    Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact.Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.- Marcus AureliusWe see life through the fun-house mirrors of our own point-of-view.- Jonathan Lockwood HuiePrejudice is a burden that confuses the past,threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible.- Maya Angelou Everyone believes that their beliefs are the right ones -that is why they are called beliefs.- Jonathan Lockwood HuieGet the facts first.You can distort them later.- Mark Twain We never see Life as it really is.All we can ever see is the reflection of Life - distorted by our…
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    zen habits

  • Feeling Determined to Change

    19 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    By Leo Babauta Let’s say you’ve been wanting to quit smoking for awhile, or you’ve really been wanting to start exercising. All of a sudden, you read something that motivates you … you’re ready to make the change! You’re determined. You’re going to make this happen. That’s amazing. The question is: are you going to convert this determination into actual lasting change? How will you do that? The feeling of determination is wonderful, but it can be ephemeral. It doesn’t necessarily last for more than a few days, unless you create an…
  • Practicing Non-Judgment

    15 May 2015 | 8:26 am
    By Leo Babauta We go through our day judging our experiences, other people, ourselves: this is good, this is bad. If all goes well, most of it will be good, but more than we realize, we dislike certain experiences, things about people, about ourselves. We “like” online comments by others, or pages on the Internet. We give a thumbs up or thumbs down to movies, to restaurant experiences, songs. It’s ingrained in our thinking processes. What would it be like to drop all of that judging as good and bad? What would it be like to simply experience something, without judgment? Try…
  • Hold Your Own Feet to the Fire

    13 May 2015 | 11:05 am
    By Leo Babauta Lots of us want to change our habits — get healthier, procrastinate less, write a book, save some money, get fit, read more, get good at something. And when it comes to changing habits, we know what doesn’t work. What doesn’t work: saying you’re going to make a change, intending to, and then failing to do it. You’ve done this, and so have I: you say, “I’m going to start eating healthier and exercising!” And you truly mean to do it. And you start out trying your best. And then things just kinda fade away, fizzle out, flop. That’s…
  • Don’t Waste Your Opportunity

    7 May 2015 | 10:56 am
    By Leo Babauta For most of us, our biggest sin is taking things for granted. I’m as guilty as anyone else: I wake up and rush into online work or reading, forgetting to appreciate what a miracle this new day is. I’m alive! I’ve been given another amazing day, full of opportunities, and that is truly breath-taking. I’m human, with a body and a conscious mind … and what an opportunity that is! We take this for granted, but if someone came up to you and said, “Hey, I can give you the power to make 10 people’s lives better every day of your life”…
  • How to Beat Procrastination with Daily Training

    30 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    By Leo Babauta We all do it: our best intentions are to go to the gym, get started on writing something, do practice learning a language … but then we procrastinate. There isn’t a person on this planet who’s immune to the procrastination habit. How do we defeat this habit? Just as an athlete would, or a world-class chess player: daily training sessions. The problem, of course, is that we’re likely to put off the sessions! The only way around that is to 1. find your motivation, and 2. start as easy as possible. Make it so easy you can’t say no, and find a way to…
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    Gretchen Rubin

  • Trying to Change a Habit? Beware These 5 Traps. (Gretchen Rubin)
    22 May 2015 | 12:11 pm
    Today is Tip Day: Avoid five habit traps that can destroy your good habits. In my book Better Than Before, I describe the multiple strategies we can exploit to change our habits. Habits — the most fascinating subject ever. One thing I observed is that when we’re trying to master our habits, it’s important to be aware of the justifications or arguments that we sometimes invoke that interfere with keeping a good habit. They slip in so easily and quickly, it can be hard to spot them. Be on the look-out for these five popular lines of thoughts: 1. Thinking, “Well, now that I’ve…
  • Podcast 14: Stop Reading a Book, a Know-Yourself-Better Quiz, and the Trap of Free Stuff. (Gretchen Rubin)
    20 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Time for the next episode of  “Happier with Gretchen Rubin“ Always game to talk about her clutter issues, Elizabeth reports on the status of her closet, in the aftermath of our special clutter-clearing in episode 10. For better and after closet photos, look here. (Boy, I love before-and-afters.) Also, many listeners responded to tell us how they “treat themselves,” which was the Try This at Home for episode 9. Excellent treats! This week: Try This at Home: Stop reading a book if you don’t enjoy it.  (If you want more ideas for reading better than before, check out this…
  • Secret of Adulthood: The Fun Part Doesn’t Come Later; Now Is the Fun Part (Gretchen Rubin)
    19 May 2015 | 12:28 pm
    From Further Secrets of Adulthood. I remind myself of this often. For instance, when I’m writing a book, and I’m thinking of how nice it will be to have it published and out in the world, I remind myself, “Ah, but the research! The writing! The editing! These are the fun parts.” My father often reminded my sister and me to “Enjoy the process.” It’s important, I’ve realized, because when you enjoy the process, you don’t depend on any particular outcome. (If you’d like to hear me and my sister discuss this, we talk about it in Episode…
  • Have You Ever Felt a “Call” to Do a Certain Kind of Work? (Gretchen Rubin)
    18 May 2015 | 11:29 am
    Assay: A few weeks ago, my family and I went to see Sequence 8, a performance by Les 7 Doigts de la Main (7 Fingers, if your French is rusty). It’s a performance that’s part circus, part dance…it’s very compelling. But as much as I enjoyed the show, I was just as interested in the playbill. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what it means to experience a “call” — that is, a powerful, practically irresistible feeling that you’re meant to do a certain kind of work. I certainly felt a call to writing. It took me a while to hear it and…
  • We Really Don’t Have That Kind of Time. (Gretchen Rubin)
    17 May 2015 | 10:53 am
    “But about a month before my friend Pammy died, she said something that may have permanently changed me. “We had gone shopping for a dress for me to wear that night to a nightclub with the man I was seeing at the time. Pammy was in a wheelchair, wearing her Queen Mum wig, the Easy Rider look in her eyes. I tried on a lavender minidress, which is not my usual style. I tend to wear big, baggy clothes. People used to tell me I dressed like John Goodman. Anyway, the dress fit perfectly, and I came out to model it for her. I stood there feeling very shy and self-conscious and pleased.
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    Daily Inspiration - Daily Quotes

  • To Know Yourself

    22 May 2015 | 9:08 pm
    Knowing your own darkness is the best methodfor dealing with the darknesses of other people.- Carl JungDeal with the faults of others as gently as with your own.- Chinese proverb  Knowing others is intelligence;knowing yourself is true wisdom.Mastering others is strength;mastering yourself is true power.- Lao TzuFurther reading: Driving Out DarknessCategorizing PeoplePrejudiceCopyright © by Jonathan Lockwood Huie. First published on my Daily Inspirational Quotes blog. Also see Inspirational Quotes.
  • Radiating Light and Love

    21 May 2015 | 9:08 pm
    The most eloquent prayer is the prayer through hands that heal and bless.- Billy GrahamAs we cultivate peace and happiness in ourselves,we also nourish peace and happiness in those we love.- Thich Nhat HanhAnyone can heal who believes that he canand will take the time to put that belief into motion.- Ernest HolmesGrant That I May Radiate Thy Light, Thy Love,Thy Healing, Thy Joy, and Thy Peace,to All Those Around Meand All Those in My ThoughtsThis Day and Ever More.- Jonathan Lockwood HuieFurther reading:  Create Light for OthersActs of KindnessA Light from WithinRadiating KindnessRadiate…
  • Belief - Point-of-View

    20 May 2015 | 9:08 pm
    Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact.Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.- Marcus AureliusWe see life through the fun-house mirrors of our own point-of-view.- Jonathan Lockwood HuiePrejudice is a burden that confuses the past,threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible.- Maya Angelou Everyone believes that their beliefs are the right ones -that is why they are called beliefs.- Jonathan Lockwood HuieGet the facts first.You can distort them later.- Mark Twain We never see Life as it really is.All we can ever see is the reflection of Life - distorted by our…
  • Creating Happiness

    19 May 2015 | 9:08 pm
    Happiness depends upon ourselves.- AristotleHappiness doesn't depend on any external conditions,it is governed by our mental attitude.- Dale CarnegieConsistent happiness is found throughliving in a state of constant gratitude.- Jonathan Lockwood HuieThings turn out best for the peoplewho make the best of the way things turn out.- Art Linkletter Today's affirmation:I become happy when I choose to accept and love all of life.- Jonathan Lockwood Huie Further reading: Radiate Your Happiness to the WorldFinding JoyThe Secret of Happiness Ten Little Tips to Feel Happier Right NowCopyright © by…
  • Learning from Failure

    18 May 2015 | 9:08 pm
    The successful man will profit from his mistakes andtry again in a different way.- Dale CarnegieIf you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up.Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.- Michael JordanIf you can dream it, you can do it.- Walt DisneyChoose your goal and keep your eye on it. Never give up.Perhaps you will need to change your planand approach you goal from a different direction, but don't quit.Keep thinking. Keep re-planning. Keep going.- Jonathan Lockwood HuieToday's affirmation:I make friends with my fear. I am unstoppable.- Jonathan Lockwood…
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    Inspire Me Today

  • How To Find Your True Purpose

    Selena Rezvani
    22 May 2015 | 12:12 am
    Don’t play it safe. Work tirelessly to figure out your purpose and what you were meant to do on this earth. If you have to test different jobs and experiences to find what you like, by all means do it. Apathy and fear of failure are your enemy, experimentation is your friend. Finding your purpose takes courage and a willingness to stumble. You will likely open some wrong doors before you open the right door. Don’t expect the path to be linear and predictable — be okay with the journey having its ups and downs. If and when others try to talk you into taking some coveted path,…
  • Rediscovering Your Love of You

    Michael Eisen
    21 May 2015 | 12:12 am
    We need to make self-love a lifestyle, not just a practice! I truly believe that the root cause of the majority of the challenges and problems that we as humans face is a lack of self-love, self-worth and self-respect. This is the true epidemic that we face at this time in our evolution. The funny thing is, though: we are all born with the natural ability to love, respect and value ourselves. It is not something we need to learn how to do as we grow up – for the most of us it is something we just need to remember. If you don’t believe me, go spend some time with a 2 year old.
  • Go ahead…try…see how far you can go, how much you can accomplish, how much you can become.

    Glenda Watson Hyatt
    21 May 2015 | 12:10 am
    This post was originally published on Leave a comment or share this post by visiting Go ahead…try…see how far you can go, how much you can accomplish, how much you can become..
  • Happy @ Work

    Jim Donovan
    21 May 2015 | 12:08 am
    Ready to reap the rewards of a job well and happily done? Even in a tight economy, job satisfaction isn’t a luxury; fulfilled, happy employees are productive, innovative, and loyal. And workplace fulfillment spills over into happier families and better communities. In Jim Donovan’s new book, HAPPY @ WORK, you’ll learn shift-producing strategies on everything from managing time, making decisions, and marking milestones to breaking patterns, bouncing back, and becoming exceptional. Each tip’s method and rationale are clearly explained, and real workplace vignettes…
  • The past and the future are not as powerful as the present.

    Inspire Me Today
    21 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    This post was originally published on Leave a comment or share this post by visiting The past and the future are not as powerful as the present..
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    Think Simple Now

  • How to Reclaim Your Life After Childhood Abuse

    Guest of TSN
    22 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    I’m a survivor of child sexual abuse. But even after decades I still can’t say that completely without shame. That’s the nature of this kind of abuse. Logic tells us we were children. We had no choice. But the wounds go deep and are so hidden that for me, and many like me, that feeling of shame becomes as much a part of who we are as our eye color. We just learn to live with it. We survive. But once innocence is lost, it can never return. I believe many survivors of childhood abuse are drawn to spiritual traditions. Those of us who manage to fight the low self-esteem and the numbing…
  • How to Be Grateful When You Aren’t Feeling It

    Kate Swoboda
    18 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    You want to be grateful for what you have, but if you cut straight to the truth? You aren’t feeling it. For a lot of people, acknowledging that truth brings with it immediate shame — the shame of knowing that in a world where so many people go homeless or hungry; or are hurt, abandoned, or abused; or are dealing with a serious illness or the death of a loved one, not feeling grateful is very, very bad. So, we try gratitude on. “Okay,” we say, tossing our hair back and squaring our shoulders. “Let me focus on gratitude. Here I go.” We think of 10 things to be grateful for, and then…
  • 31 Promises to Change Your Life

    Guest of TSN
    15 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    As a young girl, I learned early that I was different. I heard family members talking; I heard the mean taunts and the comments about my mother. I was constantly compared to a woman I knew nothing about. Every time I did something wrong or didn’t get something right, I would brace for the barrage of insults and name calling. The most popular one was “You are going to be just like your mother.” No one had to tell me what that meant. I figured that out early when, at four years old, my cousin nicely told me I would never amount to anything. I promised myself that I would prove everyone…
  • How to Be More Confident

    Guest of TSN
    13 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    I was so far outside of my comfort zone it was hard to believe I even had one. I thought just turning up to my first Toastmasters International meeting was the hard bit. I was wrong. I realized all of the things I had read about being confident and fun around new people was about to be put to the test … I used to wish I could stroll into a new social situation and feel completely comfortable. I wanted to be able to talk with new people, share my ideas and opinions with an open heart. I wanted my new acquaintances to love my openness, and I wanted to admire them for adding to the momentum of…
  • 6 Tips for Asking for Help

    Rebecca A. Watson
    11 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    For the past few months I’ve been training for races I’m running this summer. Before I signed up, I had never run more than a few blocks without stopping. I’d just never gotten into it. I’m not really sure why, but I’ve always wanted to run a trail race. Plus a triathlon is on my Nothing’s Impossible List, so why not start with the part I’m no good at? I headed out to buy some good shoes. The owner offered me advice and ideas about how to begin running and what sort of training plan to follow. What’s funny is that I figured there couldn’t be much to it. Instead I realized…
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    Lolly Daskal

  • Focus On The Things You Can Do Something About

    19 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    Two frogs were playing together when suddenly they fell together into a bucket of cream. One frog quickly realized he didn’t have any way to gain his footing to get out, so shortly afterwards he accepted his fate and slipped under the surface and drowned. Horrified, the second frog watched his friend give up and die. But he was determined not to go himself without putting up a fight. He wasn’t sure of the best thing to do, so he just thrashed around, doing whatever he could to keep himself afloat. In time, he began to notice that the cream was growing thicker. He kept kicking, and after a…
  • It Takes Each Of Us To Make A Difference For All Of Us

    12 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    Competition today is fierce; change is everywhere and windows of opportunity seem to be gone before they are fully open. In times like this the responsibility of leadership can feel heavier than usual. But it doesn’t have to be this way. The honest truth is this: We can all succeed and we can all be less stressed if everyone has the opportunity to lead and does their share. If we work together and have one another’s backs, then we will all share in our wins. Here are some simple but significant ways we can all lead, and succeed, together: Everyone leads. If each of us were to step up to…
  • The Act of Empowering Others Changes Lives

    5 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    He was sincere and pleasant, but he was also shy and kept to himself. He prided himself on never drawing too much attention to himself. His style of leadership was in fact a lack of leadership, in which he left most of his employees to their own devices. He was good man but he was not a leader, and now his company was paying a steep price. Through coaching I had to explain what a true leader was and how empowering others is an important aspect of leadership. He asked why? “Because it changes lives,” I said. We can map out our leadership by the ways in which we empower others: By helping…
  • You Are The Message Make It Meaningful

    28 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Everything, it seems, is changing: business, politics, communication, even the climate. But who you are should be a constant. If you want to attain the things you want, you must first know what is your message. Your message is our leadership story, here are a few principles to help you define what matters: You get the best out of others when you give the best of yourself. If you know what you want to achieve, you must know and understand your strong and weak points and be comfortable with who you are. When you can reach out to people authentically, it makes others comfortable. And when you…
  • The Divided Will Always Be Separated

    21 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    He called because everyone on his leadership team said he needed a great coach. He was head of a large global organization, and the feedback he kept getting is that he was a lousy leader. I thought to myself, This must be either a brave organization or a desperate one to ask their CEO to seek help. I wouldn’t know which until I spoke to him. The call was going fine until he said, “Stop asking me questions about myself—let’s do a 360 and figure out what’s wrong, and then you can give me some processes and I will make things right.” Surprised, I asked him, “What do you mean?” He…
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    The Chief Happiness Officer Blog

  • I’m in The Guardian (in The Bahamas)

    22 May 2015 | 5:07 am
    When I was in The Bahamas last week, I did a radio interview and a newspaper interview with some really smart, passionate people. You can hear the radio show here and see the two newspaper articles here and here.  
  • Join the Woohoo Academy in Copenhagen on June 16-19

    4 May 2015 | 11:52 pm
    10 people have already signed up for he first Woohoo Academy training, which will take place on June 16-19 in Copenhagen – and which will be awesome :) The training is meant for: HR staff, managers and internal facilitators who want to get a real understanding of how to create a happy workplace. Members of the Woohoo Partner Program who want to develop their knowledge and skills. Read all about it and sign up here.  
  • Have you ever done harmful work?

    4 May 2015 | 1:40 am
    Have you ever done work that you now know was, on balance, mostly harmful? Let’s say you did payday loans at ridiculously high interest rates, worked in a slaughterhouse where the animals clearly suffered, worked for a company that made land mines or something similar. Here’s what I’d like to know: Did you think at the time that your job was harmful or did you ignore it or rationalize it somehow? How did it affect you and your coworkers? Did the company address it in any way or was it ignored inside the workplace?
  • I’m a featured expert

    29 Apr 2015 | 4:05 am
    I’m a featured expert on World HR Net, with an interview where I talk about what makes us happy at work. I’m also in the papers in Denmark today:
  • Herb Kelleher: I think people should have fun at work

    28 Apr 2015 | 5:27 am
    I stumbled on this interview with Herb Kelleher, former CEO of Southwest Airlines and it is all kinds of awesome. From the interview: Well, I think people should have fun at work. It should be an enjoyable part of their life. They should gain psychic satisfaction from it. I think most of us enjoy fun, and why not at work as well as at play? And so we’ve always encouraged people to be themselves, not to be robotic, not to be automatons. We don’t expect you to surrender your natural personality when you join Southwest Airlines. We want you to have some fun, we want you to have psychic…
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    Self Help Daily

  • Three Week Challenge: Be Kinder Than You Have to Be….

    19 May 2015 | 11:18 am
    Why This Will Lead to Greater Peace and Happiness This is one of those “Self Improvement Hacks” that is so simple and so “flowery” that the average person dismisses it without a single thought. I hope you aren’t average. We’re all after the same thing – peace, happiness, joy, stress-free days, good health, and more reasons to smile than to frown. More reasons to laugh than cry. More opportunities to speak positive words than negative ones. We want happier families and relationships – everyone getting along, laughing, and enjoying life’s…
  • Trying to Wear too Many Hats Doesn’t Do Anything But Cause Headaches - Sometimes It Pays to Remember You Just Have One Head

    13 May 2015 | 8:42 am
    Sometimes It Pays to Remember You Just Have One Head  This past week, alone, I’ve witnessed the following: An e-mail from a Christian newsletter publisher talking about treating joint pain. A department store with a bank, clinic, and tax prep booth – all where better shoe, books, and clothing selections once were. A bar-b-que restaurant serving fried fish. BAD fried fish. Another e-mail newsletter (“specializing” in health) talking about relationships. And it’s just Wednesday! Is it just me, or are people trying to DO too many different things and BE too…
  • Infographic: 6 Ways to Conquer Your Fears - 19 Million People (in the US Alone) Suffer Phobias!

    12 May 2015 | 8:27 am
    19 Million People (in the US Alone) Suffer Phobias! I thought it was deliciously ironic that I received this infographic to share with you on the same day I had the last post (Overcoming Fear: Truth Be Told It’s Pretty Darn Cool) scheduled. Things happen like that so often that I’m really not even surprised any more… I just think, “Meant to be,” and have another drink of coffee. Credit: 6 Great Ways to Conquer Your Fears [Infographic] by the team at Vegas Extreme Skydiving   Follow me on Twitter! 6 Ways to…
  • Overcoming Fear: Truth Be Told, It’s Just Pretty Darn Cool - How Our Mind Can Both Create and Solve the Same Problem

    12 May 2015 | 8:24 am
    How Our Mind Can Both Create and Solve the Same Problem  My husband and I recently took a canoe trip on one of Kentucky’s many beautiful lakes.  For most people, this would simply be another beautiful adventure in the great outdoors. But for someone, like me, who has a “nearly” paralyzing fear of bodies of water larger than a bathtub and a “totally” paralyzing fear of snakes, it was like riding a roller-coaster at an old abandoned amusement park… a roller-coaster without seat belts in an old abandoned amusement park. A roller-coaster without seat…
  • Heart Healthy Benefits of Drinking Your Heart’s Favorite Drink: Green Tea! - How Tea Can Help You Prevent Heart Disease

    17 Apr 2015 | 6:59 am
    How Tea Can Help You Prevent Heart Disease  The health benefits of green tea are legendary.  I could, I’m certain, write a 6,000 word essay on the powers of green tea and still not cover half of the information.  Since I have a lunch date with my family in a few hours, I won’t launch into that right now.  I know one thing, though, as usual, I’ll be ordering tea to drink. Green tea isn’t just one of the smartest drinks anyone can choose, it might just be THE smartest one an individual at risk for heart disease could choose. Given the sobering fact that, each…
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    Box of Crayons

  • Michael Lee Stallard’s Five Essential Books for Employee Engagement

    22 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Michael Lee Stallard is a leading expers on what rational and emotional connections increase employee engagement and strategic alignment to boost productivity, innovation and organizational performance. I urge you to check out his blog, which has been recognized as one of the top blogs on leadership. (The link is below.) Michael has been recognized at a top online influencer on leadership. I’m very happy to have him as my guest blogger today, sharing his five essential books for employee engagement. Book 1: Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation by Parker Palmer This…
  • Dorothy Strachan’s Hard Won Wisdom

    21 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Dorothy Strachan is a partner in Strachan-Tomlinson, a consulting practice focused on process design, facilitation and writing that has a long history in health, engineering and other areas in Canada and internationally. Dorothy’s practice engages all sectors and focuses on planning, issues identification and management, board and team development, and training programs/related materials in process design and facilitation. Dorothy has authored three books in the Jossey-Bass/Wiley business and management series: “Making Questions Work”, “Process Design: Making it Work” (co-author…
  • Twofer Tuesday: On Strategy & Productivity

    19 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Have you joined our Tools for the Time-Crunch Manager LinkedIn group?  It’s designed to inspire and help you conquer the day-to-day challenges of your workday! We often share resources like this… 10 super-fast insights on strategy I’m a long time fan of Jessica Hagy of Indexed, and she’s got a new book out, The Art of War Visualized. Imagine the best ever Venn diagrams meet the wisdom of Sun Tzu. Two resources for you: First, her Change This manifesto, 10 Lessons on Art and Strategy Second, her Five Essential books for Stopping and Thinking (a really useful list) Stop the…
  • Great Work Provocation

    Michael Bungay Stanier
    18 May 2015 | 5:00 am
  • My One Best Question, Episode 17

    14 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    A great question reveals new paths, creates new connections and opens up new worlds. So what are the great questions? In the One Best Question series, I asked writers, thinkers, coaches and executives what their favourite question was. This episode features Matt May, author of Elegance; Rona Birenbaum, Founder of; and Warren Berger, author of A More Beautiful Question.
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    Aspire Higher Motivational Quotes

  • These Things I Have – Poem

    27 Apr 2015 | 8:36 pm
    Hi All, We all have plans and ideas as to how our lives should go, but circumstances don’t always work out how we plan. With that in mind, here’s a nice poem that deals with Plans vs Reality and what we can learn from how things turn out.  Enjoy: These Things I Have I wanted... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Your Name – Poem

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

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

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

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

  • 8 Awesome Productivity Tools You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

    Josh Hinds
    16 May 2015 | 9:15 pm
    For busy professionals, there never seems to be enough time during the day to complete every task given at work. A lot of things are happening at once that you need to practice multitasking to finish up everything. Juggling multiple tasks such as projects, campaigns and writing proposals all at the same time is a serious business. Not everyone was given superpowers to handle daily grind but you can use effectual gadgets or system to manage your time well. To help you out in catching up with your work demands, here are more realistic and cost-effective alternative tools that will make you work…
  • Overcome the magical money myth and put yourself on the path to true financial security

    Josh Hinds
    14 May 2015 | 7:55 pm
    There are few things in our chaotic lives that are more reliable and dependable than money. Dollars can be counted, budgeted, and allocated. Money acts the same way every time and will do exactly what you tell it to do, but it’s not magic. I’m always amazed when people take this down-to-earth medium of exchange and expect it to be magical. For over 25 years, I have had a college scholarship, and to date, we have helped send over 500 students to my alma mater. Recently, I ran into an aspiring student and her mother at an event where I was speaking, and they told me they were hoping to get…
  • Strategies for Powerful Life Change — How to Experience True Success

    Josh Hinds
    30 Apr 2015 | 8:17 am
    Do you ever feel stuck? Do you ever feel that you are a slave to your work, yet your work doesn’t fulfill you and it leaves you feeling empty and unaccomplished? Have you ever felt that what you are doing is meaningless, or that despite your success you feel you aren’t on the right path in life? It wasn’t too long ago I was stuck with no direction. I had my nose buried in the grindstone and I wouldn’t allow myself to look up from what I was doing for a second. I used to think I was a hard worker, and that I was dedicated, brave, and strong, but it took some time to…
  • You Don’t Have To Know Everything Before You Start Doing Something

    Josh Hinds
    14 Apr 2015 | 8:14 pm
    Nothing stifles our success more than the pressure we put on ourselves to do things perfectly, and avoid the possibility of falling short in the attempt. We live in a culture that celebrates perfectionism even as it censures it. Every time we pick up a magazine or turn on the TV, we feel pressure to have perfect homes, perfect bodies, perfect children, perfect lives. And too often we want to feel like we have to do something perfectly before we attempt to do it at all. Nothing stifles our success more than the pressure we put on ourselves to do things perfectly, and to avoid the possibility…
  • 8 Practical Solutions for Your Biggest Career Stressors

    Josh Hinds
    1 Apr 2015 | 10:22 pm
    I am not a guru who will solve all your problems. I don’t know your current life situation and I cannot promise that you will succeed with what you do. I can’t say that after reading this article you will love your current job or that you will eliminate all the negative energy you receive day in and day out. However, I can share some insights that will greatly reduce your stress levels at work. Not only that, but these solutions will improve your overall health, your self-esteem and your personal productivity & effectiveness as well. No matter, who you are and no matter what you do,…
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    Danielle LaPorte: white hot truth + sermons on life

  • What to do after you have a breakthrough. (You’re going to shrink after you expand, so, listen closely.)

    18 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    photo credit: Kristen Noel Threshold, crossed. You got there. After the grinding, the repetitive strain, the cord-cutting, the screams of release, the bliss of relief — the training paid off. Muscle burn got you across the finish line. Soul fire resurrected you. BREAKTHROUGH. Rebirth happens. The ascension was real. There’s no turning back now. You are true and you ARE new. Now what? (Because you’re in a new state. And that’s equally awesome and freaky. And you’re about to slip. Which is rough. And ironically, right on course.) WHAT TO DO AFTER YOU HAVE A…
  • The Beautiful Writers Group helps you go from IDEA to DONE.

    14 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Writing a book could direct the course of your career — for the rest of your life. It could send more business your way. It could change one person’s life for the better. It could start a revolution. In addition to your own creative chops, writing a book requires smart support; the right mix of strategy and cheerleading. And so, we give to you… The Beautiful Writers Group Because writing and publishing your book is better with a tribe — richer creativity, flatter learning curve, faster results. As a member, you’ll get: Monthly group coaching with Linda & me, plus regular…
  • The password for Beloved

    12 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    There is that place you cannot reach within your singular self on your very own body inside your human person. No matter how you bend or try to scratch it, there is That Place you cannot reach alone. Don’t bother to beg your god for a ride. Enlightenment can’t lift you up to it. Not even the fragrance of your desire, not even the sonic caress of your incantation is going to permeate. Because that place you cannot reach alone is the Home of Joining It’s the beginning and the end, dark and dawn, you and me where new worlds are born all sweet white and glorious. And the truth we carry is…
  • The light choice is the right choice. Don’t say yes until it feels … light.

    5 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Photo: Catherine Just Does it feel light, or does it feel heavy? An idea surfaces. An opportunity. A fork in the road. A big decision. Little decisions that make up your life. And maybe it sounds right or looks good at first. It could make you money. It’s there for the taking. It’d be easy to pull off. We so know how to do this. It’s in our wheelhouse. I’ve done it before. Easy. It’s “on-brand. They’ll love this. They expect this. They want this. They’re clamouring for this. Let’s give them what they want. It seems like the next logical…
  • My most-read posts EVER happened last month: The apple experiment, calling back your power and morning rituals. April Roundup.

    4 May 2015 | 6:12 am
    Soul Truth Declarations — yours for the declaring. Take what you want. Leave the rest. Stretch to believe if it feels good to do so. My true nature is luminous. I have everything that I need in this moment to move to the next moment. Absolutely everything is progress. My time and energy are very valuable and I give them as gifts, out of love and awareness. Love is infused in everything. And as I recognize Love in my day, I become stronger, brighter, more loving and trusting. The universe is designed to support my unfolding… How to start your day. Mantras, oracles, coconut…
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    Jungle of Life

  • How To Choose A High-Quality Course

    Lance Ekum
    21 May 2015 | 1:38 pm
    Tweet Students to take time before choosing courses that suit them. First and foremost, list all the professional fields that you find interesting in order from the best downwards. From these fields, come up with courses that have strong a base for these interests. Finally, add topics that you found most interesting when in school with the jobs that you envy most. These combined will give you light concerning the course that is most interesting. Take time and do research on the internet, academic publications, newspapers and professionals around you about courses and prospective careers. Find…
  • Janis Heaphy Durham Introduces Her New Book The Hand On The Mirror

    Guest Author
    12 May 2015 | 3:33 am
    Tweet The Hand on the Mirror chronicles the extraordinary events that followed the loss of my husband, Max Besler, to cancer in 2004, but it’s more than a “ghost story.” It’s the story of my spiritual journey, one that has brought me to a new understanding of the unbelievable power of love to cross the divide between life and death. The title event refers to perhaps the most startling event, which was the appearance of a skeleton-like image of a man’s handprint on the bathroom mirror next to the bedroom where Max spent his final months. I found it on the first anniversary of Max’s…
  • 12 Unsung Heroes of the World to Inspire You

    Lance Ekum
    8 May 2015 | 2:22 pm
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  • Life Changing Inspirational Quotes

    Lance Ekum
    8 May 2015 | 2:18 pm
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  • Stay at Home Filmmaker: Studio Space in the Home

    Lance Ekum
    30 Apr 2015 | 11:41 am
    Tweet Creating a home studio is the realization of a dream for many professional filmmakers and now it’s possible to live that dream even if making movies is simply your leisure time activity. Prior to the digital era, keen photographers enjoyed creating darkrooms at home in which to develop prints, and although using video and film requires different processes, the principle is the same. Here are some examples of how you can go about creating a state of the art studio space in your home. The green screen Firstly, think about what you will need to create a contained environment, one staple…
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    Kala's Bohemian Blog - Explore Your Spirit with Kala

  • Clear the Energy in Your Home During the Summer Solstice

    Kala Ambrose
    19 May 2015 | 2:51 pm
    Summer Solstice is a three-day celebration of the apex of the Sun’s journey bringing light to the Earth. Though the heat of Summer is just beginning, this date actually begins the ‘metaphorical’ decline of the Sun as it embarks on its journey to the Underworld, which will culminate on December 21st,( the darkest day of the year). This cycle also represents the stages of life that each person goes through in the physical, the spring of our youth, the summer peak of our adult years, the reaping of wisdom in our golden years of autumn and the return to spirit world in winter. Ancient…
  • Working with Sacred Portals

    Kala Ambrose
    5 May 2015 | 7:12 pm
      Wise Woman Wisdom Lesson Four: Elementals in the Garden: Working with Sacred Portals During the two sacred portal openings that occur each day (sunrise and sunset), there arises the heightened opportunity to connect with magical beings between the earth plane and the spiritual planes. As advanced practitioners are aware, along with these daily portal openings, magical connections can be strengthened during particular days of the week, which have mystical properties attached to them. To connect with magical beings through the universal connection of “as above, so below”, we can choose…
  • Infuse Your Aura with Fruit and Water

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

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

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

  • Going Up

    Gary Ryan Blair
    11 May 2015 | 1:39 pm
    A VERTICAL JUMP or vertical leap is the act of ELEVATING your center of gravity higher up off the ground. A high vertical jump is one of the key tests and important measurements in almost every sport to include, football, baseball, basketball, gymnastics and volleyball. In our garage at home, I place a $5 bill on the wall and challenge my boys to jump up. If they can touch the $5 bill….they get to keep it. I then place another one just a little bit higher, and challenge them to ELEVATE their performance. This is another simple, yet highly effective goal setting exercise that anyone can…
  • Dare Something Worthy

    Gary Ryan Blair
    4 May 2015 | 5:33 am
    Aude aliquid dignum is Latin for DARE SOMETHING WORTHY…and it is the purpose of this message to show you how. There is no purer form of success, no more exact and demanding test of what you are capable of, than to dare something worthy and find joy in the capacity to achieve it. While we all have different goals and aspirations, we all love and benefit from doing something big—something that inspires us to reach the peak of our potential, jailbreaks us from our comfort zone, and transforms us into a better, far more capable version of ourselves. The ultimate reason to dare something…
  • See You At The Top

    Gary Ryan Blair
    19 Apr 2015 | 7:22 pm
    EVERYWHERE you look these days, the entire world seems to be playing its own unique variations of the Limbo Dance…HOW LOW CAN YOU GO? The performance, quality, political, educational, entertainment, banking, corporate and overall leadership bar is continuously being lowered and the race to the bottom seems to be accelerating. Check that…it IS accelerating. Racing to the Bottom is a socioeconomic phenomenon which occurs when ANY party knowingly lowers standards, cuts corners, lies, cheats and steals, engages in deception, and makes ever increasing concessions and compromises. In…
  • Why Bother Celebrating Excellence?

    Gary Ryan Blair
    12 Apr 2015 | 7:16 pm
    You make hundreds of decisions every day. Some matter more then others. But committing your life to excellence is one is one of the most important decisions you will ever make in terms of your life’s success. The mission of the 100 Day Challenge is to inspire, promote and CELEBRATE excellence, and this particular message is meant to shine a bright light on the importance of rewards, recognition, and the fine art of celebrating excellence. THE GREEN JACKET The Green Jacket at The Masters Golf Tournament is considered to be the greatest individual award, and the most coveted prize in…

    Gary Ryan Blair
    29 Mar 2015 | 7:57 pm
    AT THE END of this message is a sweet little video to enjoy, but I ask that you please read this closely as it contains an insight that can and will impact everything in your life! Q2 is both shorthand for the second quarter of the year which is now just 2 days away, as well as a measurement for the QUALITY and QUANTITY of your first quarter performance. But before we dive too deep into those subjects, let’s take a quick detour and talk about a slogan which has deeps roots in our subconscious. My intention is not to malign any company or to throw a great slogan under the bus…but…
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    Escape Adulthood with Kim & Jason

  • This Week in Rule Breaking

    19 May 2015 | 1:59 pm
    Rules that don’t exist are all around us, and they can keep us from living a life of awesome. In honor of the upcoming release of Penguins Can’t Fly, we are posting a different rule every day on our various social media accounts, using the hashtag #notarule. Some are rules we’ve uncovered, others have been shared with us from people like you. Follow along on Instagram, Tumblr, or Facebook or share your own rule here! You’re not the boss of him, fashion police: Because sometimes you only need 4 McNuggets. Plus, the toy. Edison is a great reminder that there is no silver…
  • How to Have Fun at Work with No Budget

    17 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    One of the topics that came up during our most recent live hangout over on Facebook was how to fight Adultitis at work on shoestring budget. As always, there were a bunch of great ideas shared, and I thought it was worth corralling them into one handy post. Enjoy! I give out really specific pretend awards for some of the mundane things people do (The “you answered 100 calls today without biting someone’s head off” award.) I just find fun clip art and make them specific to the things people do that go unnoticed or are so routine we forget to acknowledge them. My team posts…
  • Saturday Morning Sprinkles: Stegosaurus Tissue Box Edition

    16 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    • These handmade tissue holders by SparklyPony are just the coolest. • This art project is interesting. It re-imagines traditional drawing tools and processes and invites kids to draw in odd and quirky ways; through sport, performance and random bodily expression, using melted oil pastels as re-imagined drawing contraptions. • Summer Bellessa let her toddler dress her for a week. The results were interesting. Love this bit about what she learned from the process: The pressure we put on ourselves to look a certain way is just that: pressure we put on ourselves. I wore two different shoes…
  • How To Make the Day of a Parent

    10 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Notice something great about their parenting (even if it’s a little thing) and tell them about it. That’s it. Day made. There is no more difficult job out there than being a parent. (If you care about being good at it, that is.) As they say, the days are long but the years are short. And those long days are often filled with doubt, uncertainty, fear, and a whole lot of second-guessing. No matter how well intentioned you are, pointing out something that a parent could be doing better is not helping anything. At all. It’s just making those days longer. There is enough…
  • Saturday Morning Sprinkles: Rule Breaking Paratrooper Edition

    9 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    • This paratrooper broke a rule that actually did exist. Apparently jumping with a water bottle inhabited by your pet Siamese fighting fish is frowned upon by the Army. Still worth it, if you ask me. Thank you for defending our country and fighting Adultitis, Mr. Tattersall. • Meanwhile, this guy got in trouble for building an epic cardboard fort in his yard. He was threatened with fines for violating building codes. I think code enforcer Gordon Sant should be cited for being an Adultitis-ridden jerk head. Left to their own devices, adults will ruin everything. • A while back, I drew a…
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    The BridgeMaker

  • The Most Dangerous Word

    Alex Blackwell
    3 May 2015 | 1:14 am
    Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. – Mahatma Gandhi Tomorrow. Tomorrow is the most dangerous word. When we make the choice to put something off until tomorrow, we are missing the opportunity to live fully in the present; to live in the here and now; to live this day. None of us have a guaranteed ticket punched for tomorrow. What we are guaranteed, however, is this day. We shouldn’t miss the chance to live each day to its fullest and without regret. We should strive every day to tell our spouses and partners we love them. We should hug our…
  • 10 Things to Tell Your Wife Everyday

    Alex Blackwell
    29 Apr 2015 | 3:49 pm
    Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. – Lao Tzu Sometimes life gets in the way and husbands don’t always find an opportunity to tell their wives how important they are to them. Whether it’s the “problem of the day” or a hectic schedule, it can be challenging for men to find the right moment to tell their spouse how much they are loved and appreciated. If you are a husband who struggles with letting your wife know what she means to you, here are ten simple, but heartfelt ways to express how you truly feel. 1. Say,…
  • What Makes You Wanna Holler?

    Alex Blackwell
    26 Apr 2015 | 12:36 am
    Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. – Mother Teresa of Calcutta I grew up in North Carolina, the most beautiful state in the southern United Sates. No disrespect intended to my southern brothers and sisters, but the Tar Heel state is simply breath taking. From the Currituck Lighthouse that stands tall over the Atlantic Ocean to the loblolly pines that stand tall on Mount Mitchell, North Carolina is a place I also call home. Enjoying the scenic eye candy was just one benefit of living there. Another advantage was hearing the culture come alive. There are certain…
  • 10 Ways to Fill Your Soul

    Alex Blackwell
    22 Apr 2015 | 5:15 pm
    The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire. – Ferdinand Foch Bad news, negative people and ordinary day-to-day problems can bring you down quickly. But no matter how grave things appear, you always have the choice to enrich your life. Giving your life meaning involves filling your soul with beautiful and inspiring things. Need to re-fill your soul today? Try these ways and feel your soul breathe again. Read a good book - A good book challenges the way we think, engages us in a plot, develops your critical thinking, and enhances our vocabulary. It fulfills the soul in…
  • The Best Answer to Peaceful Living

    Alex Blackwell
    19 Apr 2015 | 5:40 am
    With the past, I have nothing to do; nor with the future. I live now. – Ralph Waldo Emerson After years of soul searching, reading books, and writing more than 700 blog posts to learn more about the life I want to create, I think I’ve found the best answer to peaceful living. The answer is simple: Be in the present moment. This moment. Not the moment that has passed or the moment that will happen next. The only moment that’s guaranteed is this moment. So, I’m learning peaceful living isn’t found by looking back, trying to remember better days. And the answer isn’t found by…
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    The Cracker Lady's House

  • You May Be From Yerington In the 50’s-70’s If…. (Part Three)

    26 Apr 2015 | 7:30 pm
    You May Be From Yerington In the 50’s-70’s If…. (Part Three)  ...You thought it was fun to watch grocery trucks unload or hair cuts.  Mac the barber cut “Baby Face Nelson’s hair” right in that very chair. (CB) & (MB)  ---You hung out at John’s Cafe hoping a friend with a car would let you drag Main with them. (CB)  ---if you didn’t drag in a car, you walked up and down Main until your feet got tired, then return to John’s Cafe or the F&B for a coke and some 25 cent order of french fries. (CB)… You remember hearing the “dart” trucks from the…
  • You May Be From Yerington In the 50’s-70’s If…. (Part Two)

    20 Apr 2015 | 12:18 pm
    You May Be From Yerington In the 50’s-70’s If…. (Part Two)...You know which side of a dead cottonwood tree the edible mushrooms grow (MB)… When you are hunting, hiking or mushroom picking to close all the head gates and to pack out what you packed in. (MB),,,You love the aroma of new mowed alfalfa. (MB)...You remember the dog catcher patrolling on his 1930’s bike, but still question where the basted dogs sat. (MB)      ...You are a Giants fan who despises, no absolutely hated, the LA Dodgers.  Dodger blue makes you nauseated. (MB)...You remember when…
  • You’ve Stood the Test of Time

    15 Apr 2015 | 5:38 pm
    You’ve Stood the Test of Time      Today, my Aunt Connie is going on the Honor Flight to Washington D.C. with the vets to see the WWII veterans memorial and other sites.  This is a program put on by the University of Nevada.  It is completely paid for by volunteers.  Someone from Aunt Connie's church will be her chaperone.  My aunt, Carol Conrad McGee, was a WWII navy nurse.  She is now 94 years old.  This will be a challenging trip for her, but has a sweet determination to go.  On her trip, they’re going to have a “mail call” on…
  • Yerington’s 1950’s Kids Chase The Mosquito Truck

    13 Apr 2015 | 12:01 pm
    Yerington’s 1950’s Kids Chase The Mosquito Truck A Memoir by Mary Burns(Published in the Mason Valley News in 1987)Burns Kids 1950'sMary BurnsThe year is 1959(ish) in a South Yerington neighborhood after dinner on hot July evening. Twenty or so juvenile type renegades come streaming out of our houses and start gathering on the big lawn.  Our tummies now full - we are ready for some action.  Could this be the night? It hasn’t happened in awhile. Maybe it will show tonight.  Twenty little kids, nauseous with anticipation, are impatiently shifting around the big lawn.
  • You May Be From Yerington In the 50’s-70’s If…. (Part One)

    13 Apr 2015 | 2:39 am
    You May Be From Yerington In the 50’s-70’s If…. (Part One) (Compiled by Mary Burns and Chere Brown)...You wait to plant your “toms” ‘till after the snow melts off Pevine. (I’m loving all the southern Californian gardeners out today - we’ll have another freeze - guaranteed) (MB)  ...You know what a Lion’s Club Manure Haul is (was?)  (Lions club manure clean up for the fair. They haul the previous days straw and manure away to keep the fair clean.) (MB)       ...You remember school sports and activities were the town’s rallying hub.
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    Your Voice of Encouragement

  • Are You a Time Warrior?

    12 May 2015 | 1:16 pm
     “The best futures get created in the present moment.”– Steve Chandler in Time WarriorI just finished reading the last “time management” book I’ll ever need.Actually, referring to Time Warrior by Steve Chandler as that kind of book is a misnomer. Because it’s so much more.Chandler nails the culprits that prevent us from getting the most from each day, such as:A need to please and be liked by others Self-doubts about our ability to get organized or accomplish our goalsWrong-headed belief that procrastination is a permanent character defectLack of a strong purpose or…
  • Are You Leading with GRIT?

    15 Apr 2015 | 2:00 pm
    No, I’m not talking about the determination and resolve you need when taking on a challenging project or trying to tough it out through a difficult time. That kind of grit is certainly required for anyone to succeed in life.I’m referring to the acronym that Laurie Sudbrink created in her terrific book, Leading with GRIT. In this context, GRIT® stands for the four elements leading the way to success…Generosity, Respect, Integrity and Truth.Laurie’s consulting work with clients has been influenced by Don Miguel Ruiz, author of The Four Agreements, which I summarized in an earlier post.
  • How to Help Everyone in an Organization Become a Coach

    2 Apr 2015 | 2:16 pm
    When I got my first job as a supervisor, I was given no training on how to be an effective leader. I made a lot of mistakes. And I had absolutely no idea how to coach my direct reports on to improve their performance.Unfortunately, what I experienced is not uncommon.Companies often invest huge amounts of money and time training managers on the technical aspects of their job yet don’t make a similar investment teaching them how to lead and coach others.As I read Thomas G. Crane’s excellent book, The Heart of Coaching, I got to thinking about how many folks (including me back then) could…
  • Tim Duncan and The Importance of Servant Leadership

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

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

    Tanveer Naseer
    19 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    In my previous piece, I looked at an underlying theme found among the numerous issues leaders in every industry face today and what this tells us about how we can be more successful in bringing out the best in those we lead.The enthusiastic reaction to the ideas I shared in that article got me thinking about the other piece of this puzzle. Namely, that in addition to our responsibility to protect those we lead to do the work they’re meant to do, we also need to have a keen self-awareness regarding how much truth there is in our leadership.In other words, how much of our focus is on what…
  • This Is What Real Leaders Do

    Tanveer Naseer
    12 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Over the past few weeks, I’ve had several fascinating discussions with leaders from different organizations and industries about the various challenges they’re grappling with within their workplace.For some of these leaders, the major issue they face is how to improve employee engagement levels within their division.For another group, the main challenge they want to address is how to make emotional intelligence a key foundation stone in their leadership within an organization whose senior leaders don’t see or understand the value of such measures.And for the other remaining…
  • Creating A Workplace Environment Where Employees Matter

    Tanveer Naseer
    5 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    One of my favourite stories from the time of NASA’s Apollo space missions involves a visit by a group of guests to Mission Control. As they were walking down one of the building’s hallways, they spotted a man in a lab coat walking in the opposite direction and as they neared them, they asked him what he did at NASA. The man looked at the visitors and replied matter-of-factly, “I’m helping to put a man on the Moon”.Of course, what makes this NASA employee’s response so noteworthy is the fact that he wasn’t one of the engineers or scientists involved in…
  • What Jazz Taught Me About Leadership

    Tanveer Naseer
    28 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    When you grow up in Montreal, it’s almost a given that you become a fan of Jazz music. For those you might not know this, every summer Montreal hosts the world’s largest Jazz Festival in the world (I kid you not – we even hold the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest Jazz festival). It’s an annual event that’s been held here for over 35 years and one that I’ve been attending annually since I was in high school.As such, I’m sure it’s not surprising to know that I often have the sounds of Coltrane, Monk, Peterson, and of course, Ella to…
  • The Key To Promoting Organizational Growth And Success

    Tanveer Naseer
    21 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Now that the first quarter of this year is coming to an end, many of us are naturally taking stock of how much progress we’ve made towards reaching those targets we set out to attain this year. This naturally leads to an examination of our current efforts to promote the growth and development of our organization and with it, new opportunities to broaden our scope and leverage our existing assets.And yet, while many leaders are eager to find ways to foster growth-promoting initiatives within their organization, many struggle with creating those conditions that are necessary for…
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    Simply Encouraging Blog

  • An Exquisite Exchange

    16 May 2015 | 5:58 am
    I think the best relationships are based on a principle of mutuality. Mutuality is an exchange of persons, which says, “I am yours, and you are mine”. It says that if something bothers you, then it will bother me. Mutuality says I am open to your point of view, even if it takes me a while to understand. It takes a lifetime to perfect, but mutuality says that when you take a breath, my chest will rise. Mutuality says that whether you are near or far, I will live my life as if through your soul. Of course, this implies a natural desire to always know the other more deeply. In…
  • Running Late, Doing Great!

    9 May 2015 | 5:49 am
    My wife just might be one of the most positive people in the whole, wide world. She just rushed into my office to announce, “I’m running late, but I’m doing great!” How is THAT for evidence that life’s challenges do not have to make us miserable? Come to think of it, her outlook is likely what enables her to be so consistently happy with me! Simple Encouragement and Simply Encouraging are Trademarks of Simple E Creations, Inc. Simply Encouraging® Stories & Narratives to Lighten Your Day, and Make Your Relationships Bright™!
  • Farming Dreams

    24 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The handling of dreams that come into our hearts is much like the farming of good seeds provided by a friend. As with the seeds, dreams have a life of their own, and ours is simply to nourish, nurture and protect them. If your dreams don’t seem to be coming true today, bathe them with faith, hope and love, trusting that the “sprouts” will surely come. Remember, your dreams have you, you don’t have them, and once they take hold, they will never give up. Folks, dreams don't come true, dreams are true! All they need to come alive is for us to believe, and to act…
  • Playfully Productive

    21 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    So, she was texting fun messages and beautiful photos from the beach on her way to an assignment. The caption on one picture said, "Play first, and work second," to which I replied, “Play first; play always!” (and that’s more than just another cute slogan). Think it through, whatever we do for “work” can be approached “playfully," with a mindset of creativity, enjoyment and recreation. What I'm suggesting is that the difference between work and play is a matter of focus and attitude! As for me, my days are blessed to the degree that I make my work playfully…
  • Funny People

    11 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    As I reached out to my web company with a basic question, they inquired, “What’s the account number, or domain name you’re calling about?” I replied, “I don’t have my account number available, but my domain name is”. Immediately, the now animated voice asks, “And who do I have the pleasure of speaking with this evening?” I replied, “Uhhhh, ‘Thomas Waterhouse?’” As the smirk began to form on my face, a wordless voice spoke softly in my heart. “Life is a playground full of funny people, and…
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    The Curious Brain

  • Don’t be a dick

    22 May 2015 | 11:57 am
    via thisisnthappiness
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    22 May 2015 | 11:45 am
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  • 50 foods in 50 days

    22 May 2015 | 11:07 am
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  • Unanimous.

    22 May 2015 | 10:49 am
    by savage chickens

    22 May 2015 | 10:39 am
    Slightly nsfw there is someones ass floating around but the song is brilliant. From FAT WHITE FAMILY. Enjoy
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    Interruption Management

  • Focus or Distraction?

    19 May 2015 | 8:27 am
    I couldn’t help but be amused when I came across a Forbes article years ago on the dangers to a company when top executives are distracted by opportunities for “adulation.”“Cancel That Cover Shoot”by Dana Wechsler Linden, Forbes, January, 31, 2005Forbes picked the Charles Schwab Corp. one year as the company of the year. Within two years the stock dropped to $7 from $30, and 35% of the employees were on the street.Now two economists--Ulrike Malmendier of Stanford and Geoffrey Tate of Wharton--have gone beyond anecdotes. As specialists in "behavioral corporate finance," they studied…
  • Less Sleep, More Interruptions

    19 May 2015 | 8:22 am
    Only 3 percent of professionals get eight hours of sleep every night of the working week. According to a Travelodge sleep study in 2012, company directors are the most sleep-deprived of all, with 8 per cent getting under four hours of rest per night.The survey included more than 5,200 individuals from 30 different careers to discover more about how work affects rest. Those in the travel industry, such as cabin crew and pilots, found it hardest to get to sleep: 86% struggled with sleepless nights. Teachers were the most likely to stay awake because they were worrying about their work (39%).
  • Avoid Automated Malarky

    4 May 2015 | 6:47 am
    How would you like to by-pass all the time-consuming, disruptive automated malarky we all endure when calling an organization, and instead go right to a human operator? The “Gethuman 500 database” is your dream come true!
  • May We Delay You Further?

    24 Apr 2015 | 5:08 am
    With 17,000,000 Google hits for the phrase "thank you for your patience," it seems that legions of people are presuming an awful lot about others...
  • Courtroom Theatrical Distractions?

    20 Apr 2015 | 6:47 am
    Courtroom attorneys are now employing forensic animation to illustrate to jury members in less than a minute what traditionally could have required days on end of experts, explanation, and testimony. Judges, meanwhile, are predisposed to allowing any evidence deemed reliable if it shortens the length of a trial.While such costly and impactful forensics DVDs can aid in illuminating the facts in a case, there is an inherent danger when lawyers act as “film” producers. By altering lighting, camera angles, color, or visual tone, the jury can be lead in one direction or completely in another.
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    Scott Grossberg | Thinking Magically™

  • Thinking Magically™ | 6 Ways to Have a Wonderfully Magical Mindset

    17 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    My meaning simply is, that whatever I have tried to do in life, I have tried with all my heart to do well; that whatever I have devoted myself to, I have devoted myself to completely; that in great aims and in small, I have always been thoroughly in earnest. —Charles Dickens (David Copperfield) Successful magicians—those who habitually know what they want and get it—all possess one thing in common. They have a wonderfully magical mindset that includes an amazingly high level of dedication to what they see as their purpose. To put it another way, they’re not part-time magicians who…
  • Thinking Magically™ | A New Book From Scott

    14 May 2015 | 5:48 pm
    You Don’t Have to Already Be Living the Dream As a subscriber to my Thinking Magically blog, I wanted you to be one of the first to know about a new book I’ve written. It’s called The Most Magical Secret – 4 Weeks to an Ecstatic Life.  The Most Magical Secret reveals my tried-and-tested methods for finally moving from wishing to having. Instead of going through each day hoping that serendipity will lead you in a new, different, and better direction, you will discover how to transform yourself into a powerful, goal-seeking, outcome-creating human dynamo in as little as…
  • Thinking Magically™ | The 11 Traits of Believable Magic

    10 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    “I can believe things that are true and things that aren’t true and I can believe things where nobody knows if they’re true or not. . . . I believe that life is a game, that life is a cruel joke, and that life is what happens when you’re alive and that you might as well lie back and enjoy it.” – Neil Gaiman Do you have what it takes to be a wonder-worker? Would you like to trust in your magic, again? Can you wield an enchantment strong enough to make your dreams come true? Will you place enough faith both in yourself and in something greater than yourself to carry…
  • Thinking Magically™ | The Unique Challenges of Being a Magician

    3 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    “The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people.” – Randy Pausch (The Last Lecture) It’s very interesting to hear and see what happens when you tell someone they can live the life of their dreams; that you have the power of a magician to create anything you desire. One of the things that happens is that many people immediately believe…
  • Thinking Magically™ | The Art of Uncomplicated Magic

    26 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    “As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness.” – Henry David Thoreau In getting people to recognize and use their personal magic, I am often amazed at how complicated they want to make things.  Even those who are otherwise incredibly successful seem to want to add layer upon layer of elaborate intricacies. It’s as if more detail equates with more magic. It’s also as if adding more detail gives them an excuse not to execute on their “well laid” plans. I suggest to you…
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    Experience Optimism

  • Our youth will bloom where they are planted

    18 May 2015 | 1:35 pm
    Over the weekend, I had the pleasure of attending the final, or district-level, competition for the Communications Contest for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students (CCDHH) and the Optimist Oratorical Contest for the Pacific Northwest District - Optimist International.This is perhaps one of the most inspirational meetings of the year for we get to hear from the best and brightest young people hailing from British Columbia, Idaho, Oregon and Washington as they share their thoughts on a common theme. This year, that theme is "How my optimism will help me press on to the greater achievements of the…
  • Smiling, it's my favorite thing to do

    9 May 2015 | 10:23 am
    There's something inherently relatable about the little yellow creatures called minions that emerged from the movie "Despicable Me." They are cute, affable, sometimes clumsy and always hard-working.As followers of a more powerful force, we know that they are trying their best just to get by and while doing so, they mumble in an inexplicable language that somehow the viewer understands.Face it: minions make us smile.Do you know what else makes you smile? An Optimist Club. I know that you knew I was going to say that, but that doesn't make it any less true.Much like the minions who come…
  • Malibu teachers awarded for dedication to youth

    7 May 2015 | 8:40 am
    Through its members, Optimist Clubs strive to bring out the best in children by working hands-on with them to help them realize and reach for their full potential. Optimist Clubs do this on a random basis by coordinating scholarship programs, hosting youth sports events and producing family-style festivals, among other things, that set the children in the right direction. However, there are others who do this regularly, every weekday, for nine or more months per year. They are called teachers. The Malibu Optimist Club recently held its eighth annual teacher appreciation "Excellence in…
  • Look for the beauty that is all around you

    27 Apr 2015 | 7:39 am
    Two weeks ago, I was in Hawaii. I first visited Honolulu and enjoyed the busy-ness of the the island paradise along with the remarkable Waikiki Beach. My hotel, the Hilton Hawaii Village Resort, was bustling with activity, much like a small city, as tourists relaxed, dined and were transported to and from island attractions like Pearl Harbor, Diamondhead and more. I heard that Hawaii ran on island time, and this resort seemed to revolve at a special pace.The next and final stop in my island adventure was the big island of Hawaii, carefully chosen because I wanted to see the volcanoes in…
  • Children fish for $10,000 prize money with Cocoa Beach Optimist Club

    24 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Nothing is better than fishing with children unless it also involves an Optimist Club and the beauty of a Florida beach.The Cocoa Beach Optimist Club has been delivering a priceless family experience to the Space Coast community at Port Canaveral for 32 years. This year the Great Optimist Fishout takes place on April 25, 2015. Presented by Southeastern Honda, it will be another day for the memory books.Children in four age categories will vie for $600 in prize money for the top three biggest fish by weight in each age group. However a bigger prize awaits beneath the water. One lucky youth…
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  • Matcha Tea: The Ultimate Green Power

    Gilbert Ross
    19 May 2015 | 8:53 am
    Green Matcha tea is taking the healthy living world by storm. Matcha Lattes for instance have made their way on the menu of trendy coffee shops and big franchises such as Starbucks. The green brew is making a big name outside its old traditional ritual setting and there’s a healthy good reason for that. But what is exactly Matcha tea and why is it becoming a bit of a present day urban legend in the Tea world? Origins and the Traditional Landscape The tea originated from China around the 10th century and became the staple ingredient in Japanese tea ceremonies from around the 12th century. It…
  • Crossing between Parallel Realities & Timelines: Entertaining a Wild Possibility

    Gilbert Ross
    12 May 2015 | 10:40 pm
    The idea of parallel universes is certainly not something new. It has been entertained in popular media since the existence of  universes existing simultaneously has been theorised in Quantum Physics. Many Sci-fi novels and T.V series scripts have been written based on the idea. The basic assumption behind the notion is that there are possibly an infinite number of other universes besides our own which vary either in minor details or else entirely indistinguishable such as for example having completely different basic laws and constants of physics. Of course the most interesting possibility…
  • 7 Morning Rituals to Empower your Day

    Gilbert Ross
    30 Apr 2015 | 11:47 am
    Ancient traditions had understood very clearly the power that rituals have in creating and affirming a desired reality or outcome. One a psychological level, rituals can serve to install a habit or reinforce a belief or particular mindset. It can channel our attention and intention towards a desired goal and then let the subconscious mind work on it while we are busy doing other stuff. Many highly successful people have been known to use mini-rituals on a daily basis and some would even tell you that it was one of the keys to create their success mindset. Even some athletes and…
  • Change your Frequency: Attuning to Deep Transformative Change

    Gilbert Ross
    27 Apr 2015 | 12:50 pm
    One of the topics I am passionate about discussing and writing is brain wave entrainment – specifically in relation to changing our levels of consciousness and reality. Why? Because it is so powerful, simple and has a lot to do with unleashing the power of the mind and the human potential. The starting point of the discussion is that any transformative change and any opening of our inner power and abilities comes from accessing deeper levels of consciousness. It doesn’t happen by thinking, analysing or wishing something. You need to change frequency – you need to tune in to a…
  • The Epigenetic Toolbox for Maintaining a Healthy Mind, Body & Spirit

    Gilbert Ross
    23 Apr 2015 | 12:18 pm
    Science has traditionally maintained a ‘material reductionistic’ view of mind and consciousness. Meaning that the phenomenon of consciousness and mind is something to be explained in terms of physical and chemical processes in the brain. On the other hand, certain philosophies and spiritual disciplines have held the inherent assumption that physical reality is totally detached from spiritual reality and one is not accessed through the other. This is of course creating more or less the same problem as in Science. Many pre-Scientific cultures however have since time immemorial held…
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    All About Gratitude | How to be More Grateful | Increase your Gratitude | Gratitude Quotes | Paul B. Taubman, II

  • Do Less and Achieve More

    10 May 2015 | 5:44 pm
    I am willing to bet that at some point last week, you felt overwhelmed. Modern living makes it easy to feel overwhelmed. You may run around all day and have little to show for it. Would you like to achieve more while doing less? I am willing to bet that you will feel more grateful if you are able to do less and achieve more! Take a look at the benefits of streamlining your schedule and strategies for paring down your activities. Benefits of Doing Less and Achieving More Make more progress. You may worry that doing less will keep you from getting through your to-do list. In reality, focusing…
  • Who Else Wants to Feel More Inspired?

    14 Apr 2015 | 7:08 pm
    Studies confirm that some people feel inspired more often than the rest of us. Do you regularly feel inspired? Typically, when you are feeling inspired, you feel more grateful. While those moments of revelation may seem elusive, the impact is powerful. The more you feel inspired, the more inspired you will feel! It is an AWESOME cycle! In addition to the initial exhilaration, inspiration can make you more productive and successful. You perform better and enjoy your work more. The good news is that these same studies suggest habits that you can cultivate that will bring more enthusiasm into…
  • Somethings Coming

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

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

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

  • Tsunami of Love – Reaching New Heights with Universal Mother Mary

    Content Editor
    17 May 2015 | 12:15 pm
    Title: Reaching New Heights Being: Universal Mother Mary Program/Date: Saturday conference call, May 16, 2015 Linda Dillon Channel for the Read More The post Tsunami of Love – Reaching New Heights with Universal Mother Mary appeared first on Council of Love .
  • Archangel Michael on Leadership, Part 2

    15 May 2015 | 7:11 am
    In a recording for An Hour with an Angel this week, Archangel Michael continued his discussion of leadership. One extremely Read More The post Archangel Michael on Leadership, Part 2 appeared first on Council of Love .
  • Cmdr. Ashira’s updated galactic perspective on Earth and humanity

    Content Editor
    8 May 2015 | 8:48 pm
    Commander Ashira joins us again to discuss the many projects our star brothers and sisters are engaged in on behalf Read More The post Cmdr. Ashira’s updated galactic perspective on Earth and humanity appeared first on Council of Love .
  • Spiritual Unfoldment and the relationship between Enlightenment and Ascension

    Content Editor
    7 May 2015 | 9:34 pm
    Tonight our beloved Jesus discusses the differences between these two processes: Enlightenment is more a state of being. Ascension is Read More The post Spiritual Unfoldment and the relationship between Enlightenment and Ascension appeared first on Council of Love .
  • Ashira brings news from the galactics

    6 May 2015 | 8:08 am
    Ashira, Commander of the United Forces of the Outer Galaxies, agreed to come on Heavenly Blessings once again to talk Read More The post Ashira brings news from the galactics appeared first on Council of Love .
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    Zen Inspiration

  • The cracked jar

    25 Apr 2015 | 9:28 am
    An Indian legend tells of a man who carried water to his village every day, in two large jars tied to the ends of a wooden pole, which he bal-anced The post The cracked jar appeared on 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 a lot. Hope you find 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 that at night, some of 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. Task switching. Getting little things 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 on the edge of his The post Someone who understands appeared on Zen Inspiration.
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    Thin Difference

  • Top Trends In Leadership Development For 2015

    20 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    Guest Post by Alison Brattle Many companies spend a significant chunk of their training budget on executive-level training, and it’s usually money well spent. In 2014, the human side of leadership and business featured prominently in general and sales training. Many companies began to develop a more democratic style of leadership, with huge potential for positive results. Staying abreast of current leadership trends can provide positive results too; so what’s happening in 2015? Smaller Companies Making Larger Investments Investing in employees, with training opportunities such as…
  • Graduation is Just a Phase

    Jon Mertz
    16 May 2015 | 7:59 am
    Graduation is often viewed as a launching point to solve complex problems and tackle big challenges. After years of learning, graduates are prepared and ready to take over. The stark reality is graduation is just a phase, like a trimester. (tweet to share) Graduating means another development phase has passed. Viewing graduation as a completion is wrong. Yes, a diploma was given but it really should be a learner’s permit, renewed often. (tweet to share) What I am saying is simply this. Graduation is just one development phase you have passed through. There are more to come, which is right…
  • What Millennials Should Know About Fear and Chasing Dreams

    Jeremy Chandler
    13 May 2015 | 4:25 am
    Life as a Millennial can feel unpromisingly complex at times. We wrestle through questions about work and what we’re supposed to with our lives. We struggle with the challenges of adulthood, trying to overcome the fears that with relationships, mortgages, and trying to make it on our own. We start our twenties sprinting toward the idea that we can change the world only to reach a point where we feel like we’re stumbling through life most days. Despite the frustration, I’m starting to realize that these challenges and questions can be a good thing if we leverage them in the right way. My…
  • Crafting a Conscious Culture

    Jon Mertz
    9 May 2015 | 8:09 am
    A good thing is happening. More companies are awakening to what a conscious culture can mean for their business, and Millennials will be instigating more change on how purpose and profit are intertwined within an organization. Achieve, in partnership with the Case Foundation, added to their 2014 Millennial Impact Report with a six-month research update entitled “Inspiring the Next Generation Workforce.” What inspires Millennials to join an organization? A career search now includes a review of what an organization’s cause is, if any. In fact, 39% of Millennials take a look at this…
  • Failing All the Way to Success

    Molly Page
    7 May 2015 | 12:30 am
    What if all our perceived failures are just stepping stones on our path toward success? It isn’t such a difficult premise to believe. The lessons learned, the experience gained, the battle scars earned, they serve to prepare us for our next challenge. Writer and speaker Paul Angone is certainly living proof that failing to success is a plausible career path. “Going through the ringer helped me become a better writer,” Angone admitted when we spoke recently. “Because things didn’t work out how I wanted them to, it made me hone in on what I do well as a writer and helped me build a…
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    Eat. Sleep. Be

  • 14 Ways to Help Conserve Sea Turtles

    22 May 2015 | 3:35 am
    Every year the second graders at our elementary school get to pick a sea animal to study. This year, my second grader chose the sea turtle. He spent a great deal of time learning about sea turtles, and was eager to find his newly beloved animal on a recent vacation and when we visited the aquarium. This Saturday, May 23rd, is Turtle Day, meant to encourage people around the world to discover turtles and tortoises, and learn how to help protect and conserve these very important creatures. Believe it or not, sea turtles have existed on Earth and in our seas for 100 million years. They have…
  • 21 Skin Cancer Prevention Tips

    15 May 2015 | 4:20 am
      After two very long and cold winters, it’s time to get outside again. Well, it’s time for people like me who hibernate inside during the cold months to get outside and enjoy the happier weather. Cue the Beatles: “Sun, Sun, Sun… Here it comes.” Of course, this also means it is time to think about sun exposure. As you probably know, people who get a lot of exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays are at a higher risk for skin cancer, which is on the rise in the United States. But did you know that more than 3.5 million cases of basal and squamous cell skin cancer are diagnosed each…
  • That Girl in the Chorus

    14 May 2015 | 3:50 am
    The tween and teen years are such an awkward time for some kids. Well, for most kids, if we are being realistic. When my son found out earlier this year that chorus is mandatory for all students, he all but had a panic attack. “But Mom, you KNOW that singing is just not my thing.” Before I even had a chance to reach out and warn her, the music teacher emailed to say that she heard my son was apprehensive and would not give him a solo (or do anything that made him uncomfortable), as she wanted this to be a pleasurable experience for all the kids. Recently I attended said school chorus…
  • How to Stay Calm During a Doctor Appointment After Infertility

    13 May 2015 | 4:53 am
    If you have been through any type of serious infertility issues, it is likely that you have had more internal exams than any one woman should have in a lifetime. You may have even had to have an internal procedure, or (as in my case) several. Whether or not you have children now, no matter how you brought those children into your family, life after infertility is different than the life you had before. My doctor, who delivered my younger son, knew what I had been through. Though she wasn’t there for the fertility treatments, the endless tests, or the multiple procedures, she understood. She…
  • The Taboo of Talking about Women’s Issues

    8 May 2015 | 3:20 am
      On Mother’s Day of 2006, I had my seventh miscarriage. I sharing with you now because of a conversation I had with a friend last weekend about the taboo of talking about women’s issues such as infertility, miscarriage, prematurity, and postpartum depression in our society. Also, much of the conversations at the recent Mom 2.0 Summit blogging conference were about opening up more on our sites and using our platforms to tell our stories. And this is my story. When it comes to infertility, miscarriage, prematurity, and postpartum depression, I had them all. So I can relate to just…
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  • 50 High Street Fashion Photography Tips and Ideas

    21 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    No matter how experienced a photographer is, shooting several street fashion brands in just a few hours or at the most, one half of the day can actually be a tough call. While shooting, a... This is a content summary only. Click on Title for more!
  • So Many Watches, Not Enough Faces – Apple Watch

    19 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Customers have been waiting for a while for their favorite tech giant, Apple, to release its latest gadget, the long awaited Apple Watch. The release has finally happened, and the watch has sold out... This is a content summary only. Click on Title for more!
  • The Art of Creating Appealing Websites, Tips to follow in 2015

    19 May 2015 | 2:39 am
    Web design is considered by some a mere tool for engaging with customers and basically selling more of… well, whatever a business wants to sell. But simply creating a website will not make your... This is a content summary only. Click on Title for more!
  • Complete and Significant Description about Github

    18 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Github is a latest invention which is used to share code along with friends, co workers, classmates and also strangers. Hence it can be used by various people to bring in different things together at... This is a content summary only. Click on Title for more!
  • Protected: Top 15 Best Celebrity Tattoo Designs and Ideas

    17 May 2015 | 1:04 am
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    Very Smart Girls (tm)

  • The New Two-Do List – Part Three

    Jo-Ann Downey
    30 Apr 2015 | 5:37 pm
    How many of your To Do’s are physical such as finishing a report at work, washing your car, or scheduling appointments?  Is there something you want to think more about such as your personal financial plan? How do you want to feel while you are doing and thinking? The New Two DoSM List As shared in The New Two-Do List – Part Two, I decided to look at my To Do list as an opportunity to prioritize and to trust more.  I decided to pick 1-3 goals To Do (Two-Do) each day, relax more, and trust that the rest would easily get done. Guess what happened?  I was more comfortable with my To…
  • Across All Time ~ A Poem

    Jo-Ann Downey
    29 Mar 2015 | 12:50 pm
    In loving memory of Evelyn Sutton.  A magical, inspirational and joy-filled woman, volunteer, friend, classmate and roommate. Across All Time by Jo-Ann Downey Angels sing of infinite souls Merciful songs beyond sunsets and moonsets Joyfully free of age and story I welcome your comments. The name you type in the comment section (for example, Jo-Ann, Jo-Ann Downey or Jo-Ann from Boston) will appear on the site. Your email address will NOT appear. If you provide a website URL (for example, your business or your blog URL), it will link to your name so others can learn more about you. photo…
  • 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…
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    Thin Difference

  • Top Trends In Leadership Development For 2015

    20 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    Guest Post by Alison Brattle Many companies spend a significant chunk of their training budget on executive-level training, and it’s usually money well spent. In 2014, the human side of leadership and business featured prominently in general and sales training. Many companies began to develop a more democratic style of leadership, with huge potential for positive results. Staying abreast of current leadership trends can provide positive results too; so what’s happening in 2015? Smaller Companies Making Larger Investments Investing in employees, with training opportunities such as…
  • Graduation is Just a Phase

    Jon Mertz
    16 May 2015 | 7:59 am
    Graduation is often viewed as a launching point to solve complex problems and tackle big challenges. After years of learning, graduates are prepared and ready to take over. The stark reality is graduation is just a phase, like a trimester. (tweet to share) Graduating means another development phase has passed. Viewing graduation as a completion is wrong. Yes, a diploma was given but it really should be a learner’s permit, renewed often. (tweet to share) What I am saying is simply this. Graduation is just one development phase you have passed through. There are more to come, which is right…
  • What Millennials Should Know About Fear and Chasing Dreams

    Jeremy Chandler
    13 May 2015 | 4:25 am
    Life as a Millennial can feel unpromisingly complex at times. We wrestle through questions about work and what we’re supposed to with our lives. We struggle with the challenges of adulthood, trying to overcome the fears that with relationships, mortgages, and trying to make it on our own. We start our twenties sprinting toward the idea that we can change the world only to reach a point where we feel like we’re stumbling through life most days. Despite the frustration, I’m starting to realize that these challenges and questions can be a good thing if we leverage them in the right way. My…
  • Crafting a Conscious Culture

    Jon Mertz
    9 May 2015 | 8:09 am
    A good thing is happening. More companies are awakening to what a conscious culture can mean for their business, and Millennials will be instigating more change on how purpose and profit are intertwined within an organization. Achieve, in partnership with the Case Foundation, added to their 2014 Millennial Impact Report with a six-month research update entitled “Inspiring the Next Generation Workforce.” What inspires Millennials to join an organization? A career search now includes a review of what an organization’s cause is, if any. In fact, 39% of Millennials take a look at this…
  • Failing All the Way to Success

    Molly Page
    7 May 2015 | 12:30 am
    What if all our perceived failures are just stepping stones on our path toward success? It isn’t such a difficult premise to believe. The lessons learned, the experience gained, the battle scars earned, they serve to prepare us for our next challenge. Writer and speaker Paul Angone is certainly living proof that failing to success is a plausible career path. “Going through the ringer helped me become a better writer,” Angone admitted when we spoke recently. “Because things didn’t work out how I wanted them to, it made me hone in on what I do well as a writer and helped me build a…
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    Julie Gosh

  • Your Path is Perfect….Yes, it Really is!

    julie gosh
    13 May 2015 | 12:33 pm
          Yesterday I had three errands to run: post office, Target and the grocery store, in that order.   I have what I call a Line Anointing, or should I say, I experience this reality where I almost always have no line or a very short line. It’s the wildest thing! I will have just walked into somewhere where there is no line or maybe one person in front of me, and then I turn around moments later and there are 8 people behind me. Where did they come from? It’s as if they manifested out of thin air!   I chose this path many years ago…I just decided it was so and…
  • World Peace…Impossible? Possible? Probable?

    julie gosh
    2 May 2015 | 12:10 pm
        World Peace.   Prosperity for everyone.   Every man, woman and child on the planet thriving mentally, physically, spiritually, emotionally and financially.   Everyone has a home.   Well-Being is the “norm”.   Hospitals closing down right and left.   No pollution.   Clean water. Clean food. Clean air.   Toxin-free and nutrient dense…..not just food but life itself.   Everyone doing what they love to do, everyone loving what they do.   World Peace.   I see it, do you?   I understand how easy it is to see what is in…
  • The Abundant Unveiling of What is to Come

    julie gosh
    23 Apr 2015 | 10:39 am
          My sons and I have been re-watching The Lord of the Rings Series lately. Have you ever had the experience where you see a movie for the second time years after the original viewing and you think to yourself, “Have I even ever seen this movie?”   Well this has been my experience with these three movies. So much so I literally felt like I’d never even seen the second one at all! I actually love it when this happens because it shows me how much I am evolving and that nothing is the same. Not even one cell in my body is the same as when I first saw these movies.
  • Following After the Wild

    julie gosh
    15 Apr 2015 | 9:20 am
          I listened to a fabulous interview yesterday with Anna Breytenbach, renowned animal communicator. She is a wise and lovely woman, with incredible insights into the animal realm. I was humbled and learned so very much.   She said that among the animals that do not have a close connection with humanity….i.e. the wilder more independent animals, there isn’t one known case of cancer. She went on to say that they have no attachment to life and they do not fear for their future. They live in the present and they see “death” as simply a transition out of physical.
  • The Greatest Balm There Ever Was

    julie gosh
    7 Apr 2015 | 3:53 pm
          So what do you do when you have a wound on your body? What do you do to bring healing?   You apply an ointment or an herb, and you keep doing this until the area is fully healed. Simple uh?   This is the strategy for resolving life’s issues as well. Simple.   When you encounter a problem, you apply love.   When you find yourself in an upset with another, you apply love.   When you feel frustrated with yourself over something you apply love.   It’s truly so simple. You allow Love to cover the situation or the person or yourself. You send…
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  • Navigating Dependencies for a Happy Marriage

    5 May 2015 | 4:14 am
    Quote about marriage (with permission): “It’s such hard work. I resent having to always stop and think what my spouse is feeling or thinking. I totally get that whole “ball and chain theory.” This is from a client who has been married for quite some time and obviously feeling restricted. As we talked, we explored how everyone who is married, has children, has a family, friends or a boss is bound to feel that way at times, and especially under certain situations and perspectives. Marriage is typically the relationship that brings these feelings out the most as it is the most intimate…
  • Isn’t it Time to Get Your Marriage Out from Under the Bus?

    25 Apr 2015 | 11:30 am
    Isn’t it Time to Get Your Marriage Out from Under the Bus? Why do men die before their wives? They want to. A woman inserted an ad in the classifieds: HUSBAND WANTED. Next day she received a hundred letters. They all said the same thing: YOU CAN HAVE MINE. A wedding is just like a funeral except that you get to smell your own flowers. Ah, all those little marriage zingers! Aren’t they fun? They help you fit in better with “the guys” or girlfriends. Perhaps they even help you feel better, by “innocently blowing off steam. They improve your self-confidence (sarcasm intended). I mean…
  • Here’s A Quick Way to Live a Happier Life

    4 Apr 2015 | 3:57 am
    Take a deep breath in – deep down into your belly, hold it for just a moment, and release it slowly and fully through your mouth. This is your starting point. Can we agree that no matter who you are or what is going on around you, in this exact minute, you are here and you are alive? That is all you need for unlimited possibilities. Does that thought create instant fear or feelings of resistance? That is okay. Just take another deep breath in and out and tell yourself that you have no idea where this is going. Read on… Consider for just a moment that no matter what has happened in…
  • How to Become the Right Type of Positive

    6 Mar 2015 | 5:36 am
    Positive thinkers have better lives – if they are realistically positive that is. Considering that it has been proven that remaining positive will improve physical, emotional, and mental health, creates capacity to respond to life and promotes better decision making, everyone’s lives can be greatly enhanced simply by becoming more positive. At the same time, if you are too positive, you can set yourself up for disappointments. Too positive is when you set your expectations on a life that is filled with nothing but sunshine and roses, and forget that there are thorns that will…
  • 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…
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  • Journey Into Minimalism (Vincent)
    17 May 2015 | 7:57 am
    Over consumerism creates anxiety and bring stress to your life. Majority of us are subconsciously buying things that we don’t need and we get things to impress people who don’t care about us. I’ve decided to try a little experiment of throwing at least an item a day. The aim of this experiment is to bring awareness into my life about the things that I own and also to clear out the clutters. It has already been 12 days straight. I have not break my streak of throwing at least a single item a day. In fact, the likelihood of throwing more then a single item is very common and it occurs…
  • Be A Salesperson (Vincent)
    11 May 2015 | 7:21 am
    Jim Rohn once said about if someone starting out would like to get a higher income faster than average, get a sales job. However, people have misconceptions about a sales role. What Jim Rohn hand mentioned is definitely something that I agree with. In a sales role there are bound to be commissions. Commissions are the reason why you are able to leap frog your peers to getting the extra income. In a normal job, the only way to get a higher income is to ensure that you get your promotion and get a fat bonus at the end of the year. However, there are many uncertainties in this equation. The big…
  • What Have I Been Doing All These Time? (Vincent)
    7 May 2015 | 8:37 am
    The best thing about HealthMoneySuccess is that it is the platform that I had garnered my best ideas. The ideas over here work as I applied my philosophy into my career. After taking a sabbatical from HealthMoneySuccess, I went into a sales job. I always know that it is only in a sales job that I can get to increase my income exponentially. It is also a challenging platform that I am able to try out the philosophies that I had garnered throughout the years. My goal is to earn a 6 figure income. But coming into the role I do not know what to expect. So far, I’ve manage to hit my goal of…
  • The Theory Proven And It Works (Vincent)
    30 Mar 2015 | 7:39 am
    If you’re still reading this, thank you very much for patronizing HealthMoneySuccess and your readership matters alot to me. It has been 2 years since the last post and it is heartwarming to see that the content that I had wrote are still read by readers all over the world. HMS is started out as a portal to hold my knowledge on personal development and I always wanted it to be a portal that can help others to improve their lives. I’m glad that it is still serving this purpose and I hope it can continue that way.  In the 2 years that I had applied my knowledge on personal growth…
  • Stop Doing Things That You Don’t Care About (Vincent)
    6 Jul 2013 | 6:34 pm
    One very big reason why you quit is  because you don’t care about it anymore. I found out that I lost my direction while writing for HMS for 3 years straight. I started to lose my focus and I got engross in things like Facebook marketing to create more Likes, to gain subscriber count and also trying to increase the Twitter count. The big picture should be the content and not to find nice pictures and to optimize it for the blog. I started to lose the focus and got engross in things that I don’t care about. This is also one of the reason for my hiatus from HMS. I don’t want…
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  • positively present picks: may 22, 2015

    positively present
    22 May 2015 | 5:23 am
      "Never apologize for burning too brightlyor collapsing into yourself every night.That is how galaxies are made." Tyler Kent White   WORDS BY DANI : so excited about opening an Instagram shop!Also pretty excited about reaching 4,000 Instagram followers :) Upcoming Book Signings : Arlington (6/14) and Towson (7/19) Radical Self Love : sooo excited about Gala Darling's book debut Live Happy Interview : call in and ask questions on 5/26 9:30am CT How Art Can Heal Anxiety : making things can be so soothing 7 Thinking Patterns You Use to…
  • how to cope with a terrible, no good, very bad day

    positively present
    18 May 2015 | 5:23 am
        Not too long ago, I found myself in the middle of a terrible, no good, very bad day. Everything seemed to be going wrong and my mind would not stop returning again and again to negative thoughts and envisioning worst-case scenarios. It was one of those days when I felt like, no matter what, I couldn't stop ruminating on what had/could go wrong and I felt far, far away from the present moment. All I really wanted to do was curl up on the couch and contemplate all the things that weren't going right, but I knew that definitely was not the best way to stay positive…
  • positively present picks: may 15, 2015

    positively present
    15 May 2015 | 5:23 am
    Weekend goals via Erin Guido   "There's nothing wrong with loving the crap out of everything.Negative people find their walls. So never apologizefor your enthusiasm. Never. Ever. Never." Ryan Adams   Upcoming Book Signings : Arlington (6/14) and Towson (7/19) Affirmation Creation : create your own affirmations with this cool kit Soul and Spirit Magazine : so excited to be featured in the latest issue! 7 Ways to Stay Positive Around Negative People : great ideas here F*ck That: A Manifesto :…
  • word of the month : create

    positively present
    11 May 2015 | 5:23 am
      This article is part of the 2015 Word of the Month series, based on the monthly theme featured in the Every Day Matters 2015 Diary I designed for Watkins Publishing. In the planner, each month has a theme highlighted in the weekly illustrations, quotes, and activities. This month's theme is CREATE.    When most people think about the words "create" or "creative," they think of making art -- writing, drawing, illustrating, photographing, etc. -- but creating need not be an artistic endeavor. Creating artistically does have…
  • positively present picks: may 8, 2015

    positively present
    8 May 2015 | 4:40 am
    Dani + Barkley /   "A mother is she who can take the place of all,but whose place no one else can take." Cardinal Merillod    So excited about my exclusive interview with Whole Food Love on Women’s Health & Wellness.Listen in to this free event starting on May 11, 2015!   Did you know my book's been out for almost two months?Come get a signed copy in Rockville, Arlington, and Towson!  Mother's Day Coupons : print out these freebies for a last minute gift Shower Yourself in Positivity : I love this idea so…
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    The Ordinary Buddha

  • How To Manifest. . . . Like Lightning

    4 May 2015 | 11:24 am
    I am a dog who is a Master Manifestor. Not just a good one, or even a very good one. A genuine Master. Whatever Lightning the Wonder Dog wants, Lighting the Wonder Dog gets. It is uncanny. He will be... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Living in the Back

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

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

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

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

  • 5 Psychological Reasons You Are Addicted to Facebook

    20 May 2015 | 12:58 pm
    What follows is a post I wrote for Lifehack last winter. They never used it, so I’m going to publish it here (I don’t like wasted effort). This post covers a timely subject — Facebook addiction. I’ve made strides in breaking this habit, but it still sneaks into my life sometimes. That’s why I just [...]
  • 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, [...]
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    Elise McDowell

  • Free Printable: The Happiness Schedule

    3 May 2015 | 2:39 am
    Happiness, I believe, belongs to those who define it. Because without stating precisely what it means to you, it becomes an elusive esoteric god-like feature that only the special among us ever get to taste.Because even if you had it sitting right there in your sweaty little lap, you wouldn't see it. Because you'll already be looking for the next "thing" to make you happy.But when you define it as clear as the Mediterranean sea - it's yours for the taking.Happiness is really simple if you let it be. So for now while your complexly beautiful infuriating mind is off calculating how many lattes…
  • Live your dream

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

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

    18 Nov 2014 | 11:59 am
    It's that time of year when all the kids are flooding back into the cities searching for work, or those who have had enough of their current jobs have decided to look for a new & shiny position in something they're more passionate about. Are you one of those people?I've seen my fair share of jobs - who hasn't!? - and I've always been really lucky to land every position I've ever wanted. That being said, I've learn't a ton from interviewing and I think you could totally use some of the tips I've got to share if you're on the hunt for a job.1. What's Your Why?Why did you…
  • How To Love Your Flaws & Adore Your Body

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

  • Do You Like Spiritual Poetry?

    Yol Swan
    20 May 2015 | 9:55 am
    I am super excited to share my new poetry book with you! I’ve been writing poetry on and off for years and have watched it go from highly existential to non-dualistic, oftentimes with a bit of an edge. From the back cover: Songs of Light and Dark: Poetic Meditations on the Self and Random Haikus is an intimate exploration of…Read more
  • What Are Your Goals In Life?

    Yol Swan
    13 May 2015 | 9:55 am
    What comes to mind when you think of your purpose in life? Is it to raise a happy family, to help others in some way, or to meet your mental, emotional, and physical needs? Is it to make a meaningful contribution to save the planet? Is it doing something positive or unique and getting recognition for it? Or perhaps all…Read more
  • What Your Type of Partner Says About You

    Yol Swan
    6 May 2015 | 9:55 am
    I once heard a psychologist giving a lecture say something like, “without relationships no growth is possible.” Of course, having met saints who spent years in isolation seeking and achieving enlightenment, this sounded a bit too conventional for me. I myself chose to disconnect from the world for 3 years in an attempt to understand the meaning of my life,…Read more
  • How Do You Get Out of Your Head?

    Yol Swan
    29 Apr 2015 | 9:55 am
    I don’t know if you remember how your mental processes shifted from the self-centered viewpoint of childhood into the constant focus on others when you became a teenager. It’s not that you didn’t pay attention to those around you as a child, you most certainly did, but you were still in the process of shaping your perception to integrate and…Read more
  • Do You Know Who You Really Are?

    Yol Swan
    22 Apr 2015 | 9:55 am
    The famous Greek maxim Know Thyself was inscribed on the forecourt of the Temple of Apollo at Delphi, which was the main cultural and religious hub for the Hellenic culture. But what does it mean, to know yourself? If you assume that you know who you are because who you are is what you think and feel, then what’s the…Read more
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    Alternative Medicine

  • I’m Going to Beauty School

    Lori Flores
    13 May 2015 | 9:01 pm
    I’ve always been someone who could be caught reading those fashion mags, and even today I subscribe to 15 different publications. I love makeup, hairstyles and fashion and making people look and feel beautiful. I love reading about it, learning what the celebrities are wearing and learning new tips and tricks to help my fellow people look ravishing! I love it so much I have a dream to one day style makeup and hair for celebrities! It would totally rock to be a celebrity stylist and we all know that the pay is incredible. I could get use to that. A girl can wish can’t she? Anyway,…
  • Advantages of Alternative Medicine

    Lori Flores
    5 May 2015 | 3:41 pm
    As with everything, there are certain advantages of alternative medicine, which you are not going to get with the medication you are going to get in a hospital or from your doctor. One of the main advantages is the fact that you are going to be receiving all natural, herbal remedies, as opposed to the medication that has various substances you do not know of, or are not aware of. You have to know how the herbal remedies work, and you have to know what they are going to do for you, but they are going to be able to provide you with an all natural cure, and they can help in treating different…
  • Alternative Medicine Can Help in the Fight Against Cancer

    Lori Flores
    10 Apr 2015 | 3:41 pm
    There have been quite a few studies done, to show that alternative medicine can help in the fight against cancer, as opposed to traditional chemo and medication that is generally used as a treatment form. You have to know where to go when you choose this form of treatment, and you have to take the time to find a highly qualified and trained professional, but it is possible to treat cancer naturally, and to avoid the toxic radiation that you are going to go through, when you opt to take on the traditional form of treating cancer, and several other illnesses. You have to know where to go, what…
  • Benefits Of Alternative Medicine

    Lori Flores
    1 Mar 2015 | 2:41 pm
    One of the most important benefits of alternative medicine is the fact that it is an alternate, and gives individuals a choice as to how they would like to be treated. There are many individuals who are not open to medicine, or whose religion does not allow for them to take traditional medicine, so this form of alternative medicine, and the holistic approach, is one that does provide for a natural method of treating certain illnesses. You have to know the limits, and you have to know what can be cured, in order to ensure you do find the right treatment mechanism, and to know how the treatment…
  • Healthy Healing With Alternative Medicine and Herbs

    Lori Flores
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:41 pm
    For those who do not like to go to the doctor or hospital, there are alternative treatment options that you might want to consider, including healthy healing with alternative medicine and herbs. There are quite a few herbs you can choose from that help you to deal with a cold, flu, injuries, or any other number of issues and health related problems you are dealing with. You have to know what to use, and how they are going to interact with your body, but you are also going to find that there are a few options to turn to, if you do not like the traditional medicine, or medications that you…
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  • Make somebody’s life better

    Tanya A. Goodman
    13 May 2015 | 4:01 pm
  • Nurturers

    Tanya A. Goodman
    9 May 2015 | 2:36 pm
    Tanya A. Goodman:Remembering those who nurture others on Mother’s Day. Originally posted on inspirit*ational: Expressing Gratitude To all those who nurture dreams of others, who encourage us to go the extra mile, who offer us a shoulder to cry on, or a warm embrace and a smile; To those who have shared bread with people they barely knew, or offered a pillow to rest a weary head, when troubles did ensue; we honor and we celebrate you. Tanya Goodman View original
  • Prayer shapes life

    Tanya A. Goodman
    6 May 2015 | 7:52 pm
  • Want peace … Pope Paul VI

    Tanya A. Goodman
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:23 pm
  • Write it on your heart … happy Saturday

    Tanya A. Goodman
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:44 pm
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    SMART Living 365

  • 7 Pitfalls To Avoid When Rightsizing Your Home

    Kathy Gottberg
    22 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    A friend of mine is currently in the midst of selling her long time family home and moving. Yet while I believe she “gets” the many benefits of rightsizing, I can tell after talking with her that several issues keep … Continue reading → You're reading 7 Pitfalls To Avoid When Rightsizing Your Home an article written by Kathy Gottberg and originally posted on: SMART Living 365 If you enjoyed this article please be sure and subscribe to our home page feed: HERE and follow this site and Kathy on Facebook, and Twitter, and Google+! The post 7 Pitfalls To Avoid When Rightsizing…
  • Is Life Supposed to Be Fair?

    Kathy Gottberg
    15 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Do you feel life is fair? How we answer that question says more about us personally than we usually realize. Several weeks ago when I was researching the qualities of good relationships, I discovered a line of thinking that suggests … Continue reading → You're reading Is Life Supposed to Be Fair? an article written by Kathy Gottberg and originally posted on: SMART Living 365 If you enjoyed this article please be sure and subscribe to our home page feed: HERE and follow this site and Kathy on Facebook, and Twitter, and Google+! The post Is Life Supposed to Be Fair? appeared first…
  • 17 Ways To Deal With The Blahs

    Kathy Gottberg
    8 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    My dog Kloe is normally one of the happiest and perkiest dogs alive. Most of the time if just mention the “w” word (as in walk) she starts spinning and doing her happy dance. I’m sort of the same way. … Continue reading → You're reading 17 Ways To Deal With The Blahs 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 17 Ways To Deal With The Blahs appeared first on SMART Living 365.
  • How Is Your Hearing? 5 Reasons It Matters!

    Kathy Gottberg
    1 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    During the last several years I knew that my hearing wasn’t as good as it used to be. But like millions of other baby boomers I told myself I was far too young to worry about it. But because I … Continue reading → You're reading How Is Your Hearing? 5 Reasons It Matters! an article written by Kathy Gottberg and originally posted on: SMART Living 365 If you enjoyed this article please be sure and subscribe to our home page feed: HERE and follow this site and Kathy on Facebook, and Twitter, and Google+! The post How Is Your Hearing? 5 Reasons It Matters! appeared first on SMART…
  • Is Your Bucket Full & Fully Charged?

    Kathy Gottberg
    24 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
      Several years ago I read the book How Full Is Your Bucket? by author Tom Rath. Although the message was simple, I clearly remember its advice for creating a happy and fulfilled life. So when I was offered a … Continue reading → You're reading Is Your Bucket Full & Fully Charged? an article written by Kathy Gottberg and originally posted on: SMART Living 365 If you enjoyed this article please be sure and subscribe to our home page feed: HERE and follow this site and Kathy on Facebook, and Twitter, and Google+! The post Is Your Bucket Full & Fully Charged? appeared…
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    Compete Every Day

  • Cora Sandow & Drew Meyer

    20 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    “We compete in honor of those who aren’t as fortunate and to give courage to those who feel they are inadequate. Every person deserves to be a competitor for their own life and we hope to inspire others to fight for their dreams and silence their fears by shining our own competitive light. We’re a team both in and out of the gym & we compete to live every day to its fullest by encouraging, sacrificing, trusting, and challenging one another to be better than we were yesterday. Not every day is going to be great but the pain of one day brings strength to another.”…
  • Compete Recipe of the Week: Soft Serve “Ice Cream”

    Melisa Aguilar-Rehm
    19 May 2015 | 7:30 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. Looking for a cold summer treat that won’t interfere with your health and fitness goals? This recipe is great, easy, and very versatile. All you need is a few frozen bananas and the variations are up to your imagination. Adding a scoop of chocolate or vanilla protein powder not only disguises the banana flavor, but also creates a protein-packed after dinner, post workout, or afternoon snack. Total…
  • Be Your Best You

    Lisa Effren
    18 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    “Love yourself first and everything else falls in line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.”   – Lucille Ball Society seems to prize busyness, and being “on” at all times has become an expectation. Kudos to those who are focused, have a plan, and busy are working it. You possess the necessary ingredients for goal achievement!  Being too busy, however, has a cost.  Ironically, it negatively impacts the very success we are trying to achieve. If we go down the busy path too long taking care of the kids, the job, the home, relationships, etc.,…
  • Monday Morning Motivation: 05.18.15

    18 May 2015 | 6:30 am
      The post Monday Morning Motivation: 05.18.15 appeared first on Compete Every Day.
  • Leave No Doubt

    16 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    Find a way to make sure there remains zero doubt when you are said and done. Compete Every Day. The post Leave No Doubt appeared first on Compete Every Day.
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    Stacia Pierce | Life Coach 2 Women

  • 6 Ways to Reach Your Business Goals and Increase Your Profits

    Stacia Pierce
    21 May 2015 | 6:15 am
    Have you ever wondered why some people seem to achieve so much, while others can’t seem to get off the ground? Successful people share common traits and habits. They know how to set and achieve goals, and they work that system over and over again. Doing what successful people do will rapidly accelerate your personal […]
  • You Must Invest to Advance

    Stacia Pierce
    13 May 2015 | 6:18 pm
    Of all the business lessons I’ve learned through years of experience as a CEO, few are more important than this one: advancement always requires investment. The old adage is true: you have to spend money to make money. You also have to spend your time, energy and resources. Investment is key! It’s important, though, that […]
  • Travel Hacks for the Jet-Setting Entrepreneur

    Stacia Pierce
    6 May 2015 | 12:39 pm
    With international trade just a click away, more entrepreneurs are engaging in business opportunities across the country and around the world. Long distance business often requires traveling. Yet, we all know when we’re on the go… business must go on! As a frequent traveler, I have spent countless hours in airports and hotels, living out […]
  • Daily Routines that Cause You More Success Than You Can Imagine

    Stacia Pierce
    29 Apr 2015 | 1:22 pm
    Do you ever feel like you just don’t have enough hours in the day? Do you wonder how some people seem to accomplish so much, despite having super-busy schedules? Have you ever awakened feeling like you’re already behind, and you haven’t even gotten out of bed yet? If you’re like most entrepreneurs, then at some […]
  • A Truly Transformative Experience – The Ultimate Success Tour NYC

    Stacia Pierce
    22 Apr 2015 | 10:35 am
    We’ve just come off of a phenomenal Ultimate Success Tour stop in one of my favorite places in the world, Manhattan! It was an amazing day for all who attended. New York showed up and showed out for this event! We had a sold-out crowd of hundreds of hungry entrepreneurs ready to take their businesses […]
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  • 6 Powerful Steps to Stop Worrying and Start Living

    Jonathan Alpert
    21 May 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Worry: it’s what keeps many people awake at night and annoyingly gnaws away at them as they try to work, enjoy life, and relax. Unrelenting anxiety and fear can be debilitating and drain you of energy – emotional and physical. For many, this worry has become habit and automatic. However, like other habits and behaviors, it can be changed. People who worry a lot aren’t able to enjoy themselves. They aren’t able to focus on goals and pleasure. Life for them often feels draining, monotonous, and lacks pleasure. Simply put: they aren’t happy. This is how to stop worrying and start…
  • 53 Surprising Ways To Get Rid Of Belly Fat

    Sammy Nickalls
    21 May 2015 | 6:30 am
    What part of your body are you most uncomfortable with? More often than not, the answer to that question has to do with the midsection—the ever-dreaded stomach pudge. So many people try to diet and be healthy, yet they can’t get that rid of that stubborn belly fat. It just doesn’t seem to budge! We’re here to help you out. We got together a panel of experts to weigh in on the matter! But first, it’s important to understand the fundamental reason behind why belly fat is so difficult to abolish. The Cause Of Belly Fat You’d think the main reason behind belly fat is poor diet, or a…
  • 4 Questions That Brought An Entire High School To Its Knees

    Paul Smith
    20 May 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Chad was a high school senior in Salt Lake City, Utah, and the captain of the basketball team. The night before a big game, the entire team came to Chad’s house for dinner. At one point in the evening, the conversation turned to a girl at school. But not just any girl. It was a very special girl we’ll call Jenny. And the things they had to say about her were, to say the least, unkind. What’s more, the instigator of those unkind words was the captain of the team, Chad Hymas. Jenny was a very smart young lady. She had a lovely smile that she always wore and long dark hair. But she also…
  • How To Deal With Bitter People

    Laura Kronen
    19 May 2015 | 7:30 am
    “Holding on to anger is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die.” This familiar expression is one of the best analogies in describing an uncomfortable emotion – bitterness. The word bitter comes from the ancient Greek meaning “sharp or pointed.” Anyone who has been on the receiving end of a bitter person with a predisposition for ‘sharp-tongued’ remarks knows that words—especially carefully crafted by a wordsmith’s hateful, scornful mouth—can often cut quite deeply. Truth be told, bitterness can destroy relationships. You can never take back words…
  • 5 Steps To Being Super Productive Every Day

    Anne Grady
    17 May 2015 | 6:30 am
    When I started at my job, I worked for more than six months before I made a single dime. And it was entirely my fault. Like a lot of people, I was extremely busy, but not always extremely productive. In any area of your life, there are some essential steps you must take if you want to get things done—and get them done quickly. Here are the five steps to being super productive, every single day. How You Can Get Everything Done In Record Time 1. Identify your high-payoff activities When I stopped and looked at how I was spending my time, it seemed like I was spending it wisely. But there was…
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    The Law of Attraction Library

  • Revealing The Missing Keys to Manifesting All Your Desires

    Richard Ingersoll
    17 May 2015 | 1:42 am
    Enoch Tan, a mind researcher on consciousness and universal science has released a new and revolutionary Ebook called “Manifestation Keys – Secrets To Manifesting All Your Desires!” This Ebook is specially designed to teach you the deeper secrets of the law of attraction which was popularized in the movie “The Secret” by Rhonda Byrne. The Ebook is now available at (PRWEB) June 6, 2007 — Enoch Tan, a mind researcher on consciousness and universal science has released a new and revolutionary Ebook called “Manifestation…
  • Favorite Quotations from The Secret – Video

    Richard Ingersoll
    10 May 2015 | 1:31 am
    Please take a moment and share this beautiful video with all of your friends. The team at have done an incredible job putting this together. The photographs are stunning and the quotes are blended with the subject of the photos. Not to mention the pleasing and gentle background music track. Republished by Blog Post PromoterThe post Favorite Quotations from The Secret – Video appeared first on The Law of Attraction Library.
  • How to Take Action with the Law of Attraction

    Richard Ingersoll
    10 May 2015 | 1:31 am
    . . When you begin working with the Law of Attraction more proactively, you may wonder whether you need to take physical action in addition to your mental and emotional exercises. The answer to this will vary depending upon who you ask. There are those who claim that no action is needed; just directing the right frequency of thought and emotion toward a desired outcome is enough. Then there are those who believe that action is always required, because action is the medium through which all wants are manifested. In my experience, it can undoubtedly work either way. Depending on the situation,…
  • How to Compete with the Alpha Male

    Richard Ingersoll
    3 May 2015 | 1:07 am
    All through nature the female of the species is drawn to the alpha male with the hope that she is able to bear his offspring-offspring that have the best chance of survival in the cruel world they are going to be brought up in. These females are not looking for a meaningful, long term relationship; a quick interlude, then the privilege of gestation. A fortunate fact, since the alpha male often has a harem and while he protects all of them he does not give any of them his undivided attention. All of these philosophies hold true to the human alpha male as well. While he is fiercely loyal to the…
  • Clearing Out the Clutter in Your Mind

    Richard Ingersoll
    1 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    In case you are constantly bombarded with negative thoughts such as feelings of anxiety, stress, nervousness, jealousy and even inferiority, you will start observing negative reality in your life. This is because as stated by the Law of Attraction your thought process is the magnet which attracts subsequent reality into your life. If your thought process is positive with positive feelings such as love, peace and joy, you will find positive reality in your life. Negative thought process can attract negative reality which could often lead to depression or misuse of the Law of Attraction. Clear…
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    Self-Help Zen

  • Learning Techniques Vs. Learning Ownership

    Utpal Vaishnav
    25 Apr 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Jack puts in a lot of time to learn the techniques. He’s a technique-biased learner. If you access his Dropbox folder called “To Learn,” you will see notes like this: Top 7 ways to Write an Internal Office Memo That’s Not Boring Top 10 SureFire Techniques to Lose Weight and Gain Muscles What Everyone is Missing When Raising Their First Girl Child (and how not to) Top 50 Tips to Make Money From Pharma Stocks From Day-Trading Lots of how-tos … The problem with this approach is that they are good to read but don’t always work as-is. They need to be…
  • A Lion in Search of a Circus

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

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

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

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

  • on this…

    22 May 2015 | 2:00 am
    there's more to bob than just a pretty tail...SQUIRRELOSOPHY! also check out the main site...BOB THE SQUIRREL! — Lots of links: InstagramBob 365 digital download NOW AVAILABLE! Become a Patron of the Arts! The Bob the Squirrel PATREON page BOB on YouTube Bob the Squirrel Instagram! BOB THE SQUIRREL BOOKS The strip collection: generic bob and the […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post on this… appeared first on Squirrelosophy–Life by Bob the Squirrel.
  • that stuff

    20 May 2015 | 4:01 am
    there's more to bob than just a pretty tail...SQUIRRELOSOPHY! also check out the main site...BOB THE SQUIRREL! — Lots of links: InstagramBob 365 digital download NOW AVAILABLE! Become a Patron of the Arts! The Bob the Squirrel PATREON page BOB on YouTube Bob the Squirrel Instagram! BOB THE SQUIRREL BOOKS The strip collection: generic bob and the […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post that stuff appeared first on Squirrelosophy–Life by Bob the Squirrel.
  • the way it is…

    18 May 2015 | 3:23 am
    there's more to bob than just a pretty tail...SQUIRRELOSOPHY! also check out the main site...BOB THE SQUIRREL! — Lots of links: InstagramBob 365 digital download NOW AVAILABLE! Become a Patron of the Arts! The Bob the Squirrel PATREON page BOB on YouTube Bob the Squirrel Instagram! BOB THE SQUIRREL BOOKS The strip collection: generic bob and the […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post the way it is… appeared first on Squirrelosophy–Life by Bob the Squirrel.
  • the past…

    15 May 2015 | 4:17 am
    there's more to bob than just a pretty tail...SQUIRRELOSOPHY! also check out the main site...BOB THE SQUIRREL! — Lots of links: InstagramBob 365 digital download NOW AVAILABLE! Become a Patron of the Arts! The Bob the Squirrel PATREON page BOB on YouTube Bob the Squirrel Instagram! BOB THE SQUIRREL BOOKS The strip collection: generic bob and the […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post the past… appeared first on Squirrelosophy–Life by Bob the Squirrel.
  • A lot

    13 May 2015 | 3:23 am
    there's more to bob than just a pretty tail...SQUIRRELOSOPHY! also check out the main site...BOB THE SQUIRREL! — Lots of links: InstagramBob 365 digital download NOW AVAILABLE! Become a Patron of the Arts! The Bob the Squirrel PATREON page BOB on YouTube Bob the Squirrel Instagram! BOB THE SQUIRREL BOOKS The strip collection: generic bob and the […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post A lot appeared first on Squirrelosophy–Life by Bob the Squirrel.
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    Simply Intentional

  • Have A Wonderful Weekend

    15 May 2015 | 2:13 pm
    We're off to Ireland this weekend!  I'm excited for my very first trip to Shannon and then on to Dublin.  We're focusing on the Celtic Spiritual sites and, of course, a visit to the Book of Kells is a must while in Dublin.  I'll be limited in my posting but will be back soon!!  Have a wonderful weekend and here are a few fun and inspirational links from around the web...25 random things you should know about personal developmentFocus on the cause, not the symptoms11 good financial habits (tips for monetary success and stability)Do subliminal messages work?Reclaim your…
  • When Does A Mom Let Go?

    13 May 2015 | 4:28 pm
    With Mother's Day now come and gone, I've had a chance to appreciate how both of my daughters have developed into amazing young women.  Growing up, they seemed so different from each other but, as their relationship with each other changes and matures, they seem to enjoy each other's company and truly have each other's back.As a mother it makes me proud, but I still feel like I walk the line between giving life advice and letting them chart their own course.  I see this especially with my 21-year-old and her challenges around finding a career she enjoys. Looking back, as I first…
  • Have A Great Weekend

    9 May 2015 | 7:01 am
    What are you doing this Mother's Day?  We have a weekend of food and wine planned including a trip to a new winery we found, Las Positas.  I'm excited to try their wine and olive pairing (even though I'm not a huge olive fan).  Have a great weekend and here are a few fun and inspirational links from around the web....Being open to the miraculousThe world's most patient dog is adorable posing with foodHow do you know when you're on the right path?How do I deal with fear?May you be present and clear5 ways to motivate yourself into success7 techniques for taking criticism…
  • Challenges Of Our Middle Years

    6 May 2015 | 7:47 am
    After leaving a job I felt trapped in and starting a new career in marketing for my husband's firm, I look back and think that I may have gone through something akin to a mid-life crisis.  A recent article I read quoted Gail Sheehy and she refers to the challenges of our middle years as "the passage to the second half of life."I could not have described my experience better.  In part, I believe my transition to the second half of life was a bit challenging because I was called to make choices.  In particular, I was forced to make a choice about my job - stay on the same career…
  • Have An Amazing Weekend

    2 May 2015 | 7:17 am
    I've started listening to the audio book, The Girl on the Train, and can't wait to go for a nice, long drive so I can finish it.  It's become one of those book I can't put down!  Hope you are enjoying your weekend and here are a few fun and inspirational links from around the web....Why it's better to keep your heart openLove doesn't require fixingThis astronaut was taking a picture of earth when he discovers this9 lies that happy people refuse to believe5 questions to ask yourself before you say yes!The universal flow of givingBe the best you - TEDxHow to rewire your subconscious…
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    Inspiring Evolution

  • Without you

    Baldeep Kaur
    19 May 2015 | 3:29 am
    I want to, Hop on a train, Go to a faraway land, With lakes and mountains, Flowers and birds, Quiet and serene, Alone, Away… What a beautiful sunset, Wish he was here, He would have loved the coloured strokes on the sky, And the chai, So refreshing, But he makes the best tea.. Oh, I […]
  • Present Perfect

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

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

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

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

  • Synchronicities as Openings & Opportunities

    Bernadette Logue
    19 May 2015 | 12:58 am
    Do you remember the last time something strangely synchronistic happened to you? Are you aware of how synchronicity might actually be a Universal calling forth – asking you to pay attention, an opening asking you to step into it? Tune in for how synchronicity might be presenting you with opportunity and support. For more support with... Read More Continue reading Synchronicities as Openings & Opportunities on Pinch Me Living with Bernadette Logue - Unleash Personally & Professionally
  • 120 Positive Affirmations for Confidence & Self-Belief

    Bernadette Logue
    11 May 2015 | 10:24 pm
    This audio will inject you with more of all the “selfies” that you need – self-confidence, self-belief, self-assurance, self-esteem and self-love. Radiate from the inside out. Live from a healthy and accurate paradigm of how truly amazing, capable and special you really are. To get a set of 16 positive affirmation audios in downloadable mp3 format to listen offline and... Read More Continue reading 120 Positive Affirmations for Confidence & Self-Belief on Pinch Me Living with Bernadette Logue - Unleash Personally & Professionally
  • Hearing the Wake Up Call Within

    Bernadette Logue
    5 May 2015 | 1:31 am
    If you hear a wake up call within yourself, a whisper of your inner voice (or a ROAR!), how will you answer? Will you pay attention? There is a simple way to acknowledge the feeling of a wake up call and partner with it for positive inner and/or outer change, without having all the answers. In this video I... Read More Continue reading Hearing the Wake Up Call Within on Pinch Me Living with Bernadette Logue - Unleash Personally & Professionally
  • Feel Like You’re Missing Something?

    Bernadette Logue
    30 Apr 2015 | 4:09 am
    Feel like you’re missing something? Truly, there is nothing you are currently missing in order to be able to successfully walk this life journey you are on. This is a short message to help you remember this and have faith in yourself and how your life unfolds. I'd love to hear your personal experience and... Read More Continue reading Feel Like You’re Missing Something? on Pinch Me Living with Bernadette Logue - Unleash Personally & Professionally
  • Someone Not Living Up to Your Relationship Expectations?

    Bernadette Logue
    28 Apr 2015 | 3:54 am
    This insight will help you to form new perspective and balance in dealing with someone not meeting your relationship expectations. Stand back and assess the situation from a new angle… in a way that can transform the present and future potential, and depth of your relationships. This applies to any type of relationship – be it intimate... Read More Continue reading Someone Not Living Up to Your Relationship Expectations? on Pinch Me Living with Bernadette Logue - Unleash Personally & Professionally
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  • Experimental Homes Conspicuously Made Display Imagination

    Krissy Supena-Cabrera
    20 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    Experimental homes are visions of abodes continuously evolving. Put up based on the creative idea of an architect, with a house standing on a lot as expression of his art. An architect is a drafstman often working on preconceived concepts. A project prescribed by a corporation or firm. We can call architects planners and designers of skyscrapers and living spaces. But seldom are they given total freedom to translate their unique aesthetics. Clients are now discovering the benefits of residences with sometimes quirky and odd features. They opt to collaborate with architects and are open to…
  • Conducive Futuristic Rolling Homes In Natural Setting

    Krissy Supena-Cabrera
    14 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Living space designs are evolving and futuristic rolling homes are considered contemporary abodes. It may not be a conventional residence but it does provide the required creature comfort. A dwelling place must include all the conveniences. But there is no written rule that it should not be cylindrical. This is what Do Architects created in Svencelė, Lithuania. A cylindrical housing that stands near the Baltic Sea built for a small community. A seaside household in this setting is definitely a summer haven for owners. Andrė Baldišiūtė and Algimantas Neniškis are both associates at the…
  • 23 Unique Coffee Lovers Gifts Ideas That Will Surprise You!

    Jay B
    14 May 2015 | 6:45 am
    Check out our curated list of 23 creative & unique coffee lovers gifts ideas. For your friends & family who love coffee, these gifts are sure to be well-received and make you look good too !   Coffee themed gifts offer an exciting and creative twist to traditional brewing methods, and the lifestyles of coffee lovers. From creative personal coffee makers to quirky mugs worth waking up to.  We have compiled a list of products that will inspire and surprise you! 1. Big Mouth Toys The Gun Mug Feel like a real Dirt Harry! A great gift that adds extra excitement with the The post 23…
  • Beautiful Indian Paintings Mirror Tales Of The Past

    Krissy Supena-Cabrera
    12 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Beautiful Indian paintings come from a historic as well as diverse culture. The manner it is presented reflects local beliefs, characteristics and regional traditions that begins from the early times reaching the present. The artistic approach depends on what influences a particular era. It can be spiritual, of vernacular literature, or reference to a way of life. There is no consistent pattern or method. What exists are stunning drawings in color that translates a rich custom shaped by many years of conquest. Indian paintings are categorized into murals and miniatures. Murals are vast…
  • Mini Metropolis Made Of Food: A Global Perspective

    Krissy Supena-Cabrera
    11 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Anything edible can now be transformed to an expression of art such as a mini metropolis made of food.  And through the efforts of inspiring Spanish artists brunch will never be the same again. In this age of globalization many ignore the pangs of hunger. Most people don’t have time to eat breakfast and are too busy to get lunch. The most convenient way is to have a snack otherwise called as brunch. Brunch is popular wherever and whatever place one sets foot in all over the world. On the streets of Madrid to the main thoroughfares of Tokyo there The post Mini Metropolis Made Of Food: A…
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    Beta Motivation » Everything

  • ❼ For Women: Planting Seeds that God will Water

    11 May 2015 | 11:45 am
    I had a Speaking engagement at Abundant Life Church in Indianapolis this past weekend. It was part of a Mother’s Day extravaganza that the church does every year called Debbie’s Favorite things. I wish I had a recording of the whole event because, as you can see here, we actually played beach volley ball in the middle of the church service. Coolest church ever or what? Lol If you’re curious about what I spoke about, here’s the recording of my part. Enjoy!
  • ❼ $0 to 5 Figures. The Popular Money Saving Tips that Are Working for Me

    4 May 2015 | 12:49 pm
    I hope this video helps folks that want to make a difference but are trying to get their money game together first. This is what’s working for me. Enjoy! xo. Prefer to Read? Click Here There are so many of us that want to make a difference and help other people but we can’t! We can’t do it because money gets in the way. Hence, this blog post about popular saving tips that are working for me The first thing I’ve done is to set a goal. Specifically, I’ve set a certain 5 figure amount that I want to have in savings by the end of the year. As of today, I am about 60%…
  • ❼ Husband and Wife Book Promo Video

    27 Apr 2015 | 9:47 am
    I have a guest in today’s video and according to him, he’s here to sell books with his wife. Lol Enjoy! Prefer to Read? Click Here Big news! You can now get signed print copies of my book, Story Story: How I Found Ways to Make a Difference and Do Work I Love. Some copies are signed in gold and others in silver. They are also $2 off today and tomorrow So if you want these, definitely get them today because they are cheap and shipping is super cheap. Buy now.
  • ❼ 9 Fun Photos from Traveling to Mexico with My Sister

    20 Apr 2015 | 10:32 am
    I recently printed over 100 of my favorite travel photos so I can sort and organize them into photo albums like an old lady. These ones with my sister kept making me chuckle so I thought they would be fun to share. For starters, here are two pictures of when I got some waiters to sing for her at a restaurant in Playa Del Carmen on her birthday. She was so embarrassed. I thought it was hilarious. Don’t feel too sorry for her though. She paid me back multiple folds by taking this picture of me after dinner a few days later. Pray for me. Some random guy called Angel also gave her a real…
  • ❼ How to Face a Hectic Schedule with a Calm Mind

    13 Apr 2015 | 11:38 am
    It is very rare to come across something that literally transforms your whole life in an instant. And I came across such a thing last weekend. I had been looking at my to-do list and couldn’t believe how many things I had to do. I had 3 full days of trainings to deliver on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Books to deliver to an awesome customer (hi Mobola! *waves wildly*) 12+ hours of travel to meet with clients This blog post to write. Etc. etc. You get the picture. I know many of you are reading this and thinking: “is that all? you need to see MY to-do list!” Trust me, I…
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  • The truth about low self-esteem

    22 May 2015 | 7:24 am
    The truth about low self-esteem Do you know someone who has a low opinion of himself? Perhaps someone who consistently thinks she is an under-performer and not worthy of praise or compliments? It could be that person is suffering from low self-esteem. Simply put, your level of self-esteem is how you think about yourself, how you see yourself. Some people [...] Coaching Positive Performance - Eliminate Stress; Maximise Performance
  • The importance of motivation in tackling procrastination

    12 May 2015 | 6:10 am
    The importance of motivation in tackling procrastination Unlike many other self-sabotaging behaviors, procrastination is one in particular that is not taken as seriously as it should be. Procrastination should not be taken lightly and should be resolved as early as it begins. Procrastinating can be devastating and can ruin your career for you little by little as you let yourself be controlled [...] Coaching Positive Performance - Eliminate Stress; Maximise Performance
  • 6 Goal setting factors you need to understand

    20 Apr 2015 | 8:02 am
    6 Goal setting factors you need to understand If there is one thing that successful people all have in common it is their commitment to setting effective goals for themselves. Goal setting is critical in every area of business and personal life. Many people speak of their desire for personal fulfilment and in a world that is getting busier by the day, it [...] Coaching Positive Performance - Eliminate Stress; Maximise Performance
  • How you can develop the persistence which breeds success

    6 Apr 2015 | 1:46 pm
    How you can develop the persistence which breeds success It is so easy to talk about wanting success and to lead a better lifestyle. It’s simple to complain about all the things that you don’t have in your life. Instead of complaining why not put your energy and effort into actually getting all of those things you so desire? If you want to better [...] Coaching Positive Performance - Eliminate Stress; Maximise Performance
  • 6 Common reasons people procrastinate

    30 Mar 2015 | 1:23 pm
    6 Common reasons people procrastinate Most people are capable of achieving greater things but fail to do so. Why? Some of the external factors cannot be controlled. However, most of the time factors for success lie within us. Procrastination is one of the many roadblocks that could hinder you down the road to greater achievements. Anyone can procrastinate. Sometime we [...] Coaching Positive Performance - Eliminate Stress; Maximise Performance
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  • Mirror Mirror Named Paul

    wish me love
    20 May 2015 | 8:30 pm
    When we think someone has done us wrong they may have instead given us an opportunity to change our experience with life. I spent this past weekend in California with a dear friend. During our time together he invited me to process some recent experiences with him. As we talked he reminded me that in life we are always and only each others mirror. There is only one of us. A truth that I’ve written about here before, studied and tried to adapt but it is a hard lesson for me to really grab a hold of and I was happy for the compassionate reminder my friend and fellow soul traveler gifted…
  • So What Is Trust?

    wish me love
    13 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    What if you must redefine the meaning of trust to create the wholehearted, connected and loving relationships you seek in your life? In the most memorable therapy session of my life my therapist informed me that my childhood reminded her of a “certain population” of people she’d once worked with whom I later learned to be the prison population.  She told me that for these individuals the opportunity for trusting relationships is nearly lost, they will likely not have the experience of knowing what it is to trust in their lifetime. She then looked me square in the eyes and…
  • Who Do You Want To Be In This World

    wish me love
    6 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    What do we do when what we want to be in the world isn’t what we become, or at least not at the speed we expected? It was only days after she’d helped me escape a religious cult, I sat seated in the passenger seat of the adoption agency owners car when she asked me a question I will never forget, “What do you want to do with your life?” I said “I want to help people.”, she declared “You have to be more specific than that!” I couldn’t come up with anything more than the desire to be of service. I realize now,  I actually didn’t need…
  • Make a Difference to Someone

    wish me love
    29 Apr 2015 | 3:20 am
    Have you ever waited for a promise to be fulfilled? Waiting for something good is like torture and excitement mixed into the same bottle! Recently I waited nearly 5 months for something I wanted more than anything. I couldn’t contain my joy as the day approached. I checked my calendar nearly every day as I waited for what I believed was a simple request to be honored, but when the day came the promise went unfulfilled. As I sat with the experience of the let down, and a hard experience it was given some residual trust issues, I kept thinking of the story that we’ve all heard in…
  • Don’t Despise Your Small Beginning

    wish me love
    20 Apr 2015 | 4:44 am
    Embrace your modest beginning, there is more to follow. I can remember watching Whitney Houston in music videos as a kid and pausing the videos so that I could run and look in the mirror and practice making a face she made in every single video as she passionately belted out notes. I was in love with her singing talent before I even knew I was a singer and began dreaming then of a future filled with stages and music. Many years have transpired since then. I’ve recorded songs and performed at NBA games, even found myself on some fun stages but haven’t seen the life my younger self…
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    Lessons for a father

  • Lessons for a father - Scared of everything

    10 May 2015 | 11:27 pm
    Image Courtesy: FlickrThere are not a lot of things in this world that do not scare me at some level. Everything from driving my car to watching a movie to eating at a restaurant. There is always the notion of "what if" lurking somewhere in my head. What if I get a flat driving on the interstate with my kid depending on me for safety? What if the movie, that we waited for so long and invested so much effort into watching, is a dud? What if the restaurant's definition of hygiene and mine do not meet and I go home with a food borne disease?The same fear accompanies me to work. What if a…
  • Lessons for a father - What, Why, How and the 2/3rd!

    4 May 2015 | 12:06 am
    Image Courtesy: FlickrI like clarity in what I do. I would like to think that a lot of us do. Clarity, however, needs a few questions to be answered.The most important question after we figure out WHAT we are doing is WHY we are doing it. If there is a reason to our effort, our deed is not in vain. Even if we falter, our attempt has a direction and a purpose. What we do, coupled with why we are doing it, definitely answers 2 of the 3 most important questions.Now to the third question. HOW do we do what we do if we know why we are doing it?Here is my belief. If we know why we are doing…
  • Lessons for a father - Want to solve a problem?

    26 Apr 2015 | 11:23 pm
    Image Courtesy: FlickrProblems seem to be ubiquitous. They are also equal opportunity. Everyone, irrespective of rank or race, has them - problems.So, what do we do with what we seem to have plenty of?We solve them, one by one.The question, then, really is - how?We would all like that one talisman that would solve all our issues for us. Fortunately, we we have all been blessed with it. Unfortunately however,  and almost always in the hardest of times, we keep forgetting about it.The power we are after is the power of BELIEF. Every solution, no matter how big or small, has to start with…
  • Lessons for a father - Our Own Schrödinger’s Cat

    26 Apr 2015 | 2:23 pm
    Image Courtesy: FlickrThe Premise Of The Thought ExperimentSchrödinger wanted people to imagine that a cat, poison, a Geiger counter, radioactive material, and a hammer were inside of a sealed container. The amount of radioactive material was minuscule enough that it only had a 50/50 shot of being detected over the course of an hour. If the Geiger counter detected radiation, the hammer would smash the poison, killing the cat. Until someone opened the container and observed the system, it was impossible to predict the cat’s outcome. Thus, until the system collapsed into one…
  • Lessons for a father - The Perfect Salad

    19 Apr 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Image Courtesy: FlickrA good salad is a piece of art. All the ingredients need to come together to bring out that perfect taste.  It is the diversity of the ingredients - the colors, the tastes, the halves and the fulls that turn the salad into an experience and that is where the art lives.The perfectly made salad can be analogous to the functioning of our teams. Both at home and at work, different thought processes and personality types, working towards a common goal, can lead to the creation of a sense of harmony that is nothing short of a piece of art. Similarly to food, however,…
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  • Wait No More

    19 May 2015 | 1:13 am
    The roots of what troubles us are often deeply hidden from our conscious understanding.  These may sometimes be ancient, including emotions and beliefs that we have inherited from our ancestors or the collective. I discussed this in more detail at Individual Clearings and Collective Consciousness. Awareness of what is really going on within us and our intent to heal are the two critical components in restoring a sense of well-being.  The beauty of poetry is that it allows us to touch and draw out much of what can be difficult to articulate in words. Pure intellectual analysis or seeking of…
  • Prayer of Oneness

    9 May 2015 | 11:58 pm
    Sangeeta:My wise and dear friend, GD, has been my primary guide in understanding and imbibing Advaita teachings. This he has done not only through his clear articulation but also with his being. Most happy to share this wonderful and somewhat unusual prayer from him. Feel the presence… Originally posted on superaalifragilistic: There are times, when even the most sincere seeker experiences ‘disconnection’. This disconnection can last hours, days or even weeks. Many seekers hence follow a daily ritual. Some follow a particular meditation style, some a breathing technique, because a…
  • Material Wealth, Abundance And Spirituality

    14 Apr 2015 | 12:46 am
    Abundance, like age, is a state of mind.  Too often, it is thought to be limited to the digits describing one’s material wealth.  While in fact it is the space from which one operates. Abundance here refers to the experience of ease and flow in all aspects of one’s life.  It is being anchored in a sense of wholeness and completion, a sufficiency that enables graceful flow, harmony and generosity. Where One is not inhibited by fears of scarcity. Trust in Self and life is effortless. All of this is determined by one singular aspect – the degree to which one is in touch with one’s…
  • Poems: 108 Words

    4 Apr 2015 | 12:41 am
    Welcoming all there is The turbulence, the churning The turning upside down Inside out Of what ‘I’ thought as ‘you’ Drawing it all Into the One embrace That finally dissolves All ideas of two That restful place Where the highest crests And the lowest troughs Return The steady, quiet, potent space From which once again A ‘you’ and ‘I’ emerge These natural tides They continue To push and pull The waves fall To rise again But once the continuum Of formless grace Is remembered Nothing feels the same Form, transience and movement All but short lived shapes Beyond the veil…
  • 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,…
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  • How Muscle Testing Helps You Choose

    20 May 2015 | 8:42 am
    Your day is full of choices. Should you take this road or another to work? Should you buy this brand of bananas or the other? A thousand little decisions must be made each day. Muscle testing is a tool that you can use anywhere to help with choices, big and small. Once you learn the basic techniques, you'll be using it a number of ways to help you make those choices.First Used for Medical DiagnosisApplied kinesiology, or muscle testing, was defined in 1964 by a doctor named George Goodheart. He discovered that the muscles in the human body responded differently to various states of injury,…
  • Use the NLP "Swish" Pattern to Make Positive Life Changes

    19 May 2015 | 8:50 am
    NLP, or Neuro Linguistic Programming, is a system for optimizing the brain for success and fulfillment. The NLP Swish Pattern is a fairly simple tool that can assist you in replacing an unwanted behavior, habit or outcome with a new one. Here's how it works:1. Get Clear on the IssueIdentify both the unwanted behavior/outcome and what you would like to experience instead.2. Identify the Choice PointPinpoint the moment at which you get triggered into the unwanted behavior. For example, if you're choosing junk food over healthy foods but would rather eat healthy, it could be the moment you think…
  • 6 Tips for Applying Mindfulness at Work

    18 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    In some ways, the term "mindfulness" is a misnomer. The goal of this meditation style is actually to live less from the mind (or "monkey mind") and more from intuition, inspiration, and wisdom/compassion.Meditation and "becoming the watcher" of your mind activity helps you to realize that while you may have a mind, it is not who you are. The key is to notice what life has put in front of you, without judgment. Mastery of mindfulness means your primary focus is on what is happening right now. You can then more fully engage with the present moment, whether it's savoring a cup of tea…
  • When Letting Go is the Only Option

    15 May 2015 | 9:36 am
    Relationships are an integral part of our lives both physically and spiritually. Maintaining these relationships and investing our time and emotions into better relationships is one of the things that not only make us human, but quite literally make life worth living. However, because relationships are so vital and important, they also have the potential to cause great harm to us emotionally, spiritually and in extreme cases physically. So how can you know that it is time to stop working on a relationship and move on for the sake of self-preservation?Physical AbusePhysical abuse of any kind…
  • Using the Intention Process for a More Fulfilling Life

    14 May 2015 | 2:28 am
    If you're new to the intention process, it's time you tap into the energy of natural laws that have been written about for more than a century. William Atkinson wrote about the Law of Attraction in 1906 and noted that this law is based on the principle of "like attracts like." When you put out the energy about a certain thing or event, you attract that or something similar back to you. The intention process is about using this law to manifest your hopes and dreams.A Simple Intention ExperimentPick a day when you get up, look outside and it's rainy and dreary. A day when your first thought is,…
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    Programming Life

  • On Arrogant Self-sufficiency

    Matt Catlett
    16 May 2015 | 2:01 pm
    Consider a scene of quiet serenity. You contemplate the wet grass and azure sky, the gentle breeze and soft tumbling clouds. Sunshine, damp earth, and chattering birds. Inner silence and gentleness invoked by mere perception. Then reflect. What of this is of your doing? Did you make the rain, evoke the grass, conjure the sky? [&hellip The post On Arrogant Self-sufficiency appeared first on Programming Life.
  • Of Happiness and Suffering

    Matt Catlett
    15 May 2015 | 8:07 am
    In the cultivation of happiness, we often seek to eliminate suffering. When we do, we operate under the belief that suffering is the opposite of happiness. Yet it is not so. Suffering is an embodiment of attachment – that is, you suffer because of the clinging desire you feel toward that which makes you suffer. [&hellip The post Of Happiness and Suffering appeared first on Programming Life.
  • Throw Me On A Scale

    Matt Catlett
    10 May 2015 | 7:55 am
    There is a place beyond wounds. There is a depth under sadness, a stage beyond sickness, and a knowledge beyond articulation. It is not a place that you can reach by yourself, but it is a place you can be pulled into by our living God. In this quiet space past all boundaries of the [&hellip The post Throw Me On A Scale appeared first on Programming Life.
  • When Your Heart Is Weary

    Matt Catlett
    7 May 2015 | 10:06 am
    When you’ve travelled far, but still have far to go. Or when you’ve come to the end of a road, but see yet another one just as difficult or more open before you. Or simply… when the wind shifts, when the tides turn. You start to feel saddened or defeated. You feel like weeping. You [&hellip The post When Your Heart Is Weary appeared first on Programming Life.
  • Unnatural Boundaries

    Matt Catlett
    1 May 2015 | 8:35 am
    I recently became a bit overwhelmed at work. I had assumed personal responsibility for a client deadline that required a dedicated effort to accomplish. But other client requests and internal company needs kept coming in, mounting higher and higher. I got stressed and starting having negative reactions every time anyone asked anything more of me. [&hellip The post Unnatural Boundaries appeared first on Programming Life.
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    Live Bold and Bloom

  • 10-Minute Declutter: The Stress-Free Habit for Simplifying Your Home

    Barrie Davenport
    20 May 2015 | 5:06 am
    Hey, can I help you get your house in order? Ok, so I can’t stop by with my dust pan and broom, but I can offer you my new Kindle book with co-author Steve Scott called 10-Minute Declutter: The Stress-Free Habit for Simplifying Your Home. We’re offering it at the introductory price of… Continue Reading… The post 10-Minute Declutter: The Stress-Free Habit for Simplifying Your Home appeared first on Live Bold and Bloom.
  • How To Simplify Your Life: 50 Actions To Foster Peace And Contentment

    Barrie Davenport
    15 May 2015 | 1:28 pm
    Special Note: This week bestselling author Steve Scott and I launch a new book called “10 Minute Declutter: The Stress-Free Habit for Simplifying Your Home.” Click here to get special pricing. As I’m writing this post, I’m in the process of moving. I’ve lived in the same house for nearly twenty years, and now my… Continue Reading… The post How To Simplify Your Life: 50 Actions To Foster Peace And Contentment appeared first on Live Bold and Bloom.
  • 25 Random Things You Should Know About Personal Development

    Barrie Davenport
    11 May 2015 | 9:51 am
    Consider for just a moment how much time you (and the rest of us) spend on our exterior lives. When we’re not sleeping, we’re busy with work, tasks, entertainment, socializing, eating, and driving. When we do have some quiet time, we often spend it in front of the TV or surfing the net. Virtually… Continue Reading… The post 25 Random Things You Should Know About Personal Development appeared first on Live Bold and Bloom.
  • Change Your Life By Becoming Your Own CEO

    Barrie Davenport
    5 May 2015 | 9:42 am
    There have been periods in my life when I was unhappy and flailing. Sometimes outside circumstances were the cause of my unhappiness — the death of a loved one, an unexpected and unwanted life change, or the painful behaviors of people close to me. Many of these outside events occurred in my youth or… Continue Reading… The post Change Your Life By Becoming Your Own CEO appeared first on Live Bold and Bloom.
  • A Powerful Formula To Catapult Your Confidence

    Barrie Davenport
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:05 am
    Special Note: The 3rd video in my Free 3-Part Confidence Series is now available. You can watch it here. I’m afraid. What if I fail? I might look stupid. They know so much more than me. I don’t trust my judgement. I’m not attractive enough. I don’t think I have what it takes. I have nothing valuable to say. They… Continue Reading… The post A Powerful Formula To Catapult Your Confidence appeared first on Live Bold and Bloom.
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    The Miracle Forest: The Zen Smile of Mindfulness

  • The Treasure You Seek: Where's My Peace, My Happiness?

    14 May 2015 | 7:36 am
    Many wise men and women throughout history have pointed out that we should not let our happiness depend on something we might lose. This is easier said than done, of course. Because isn't everything in life impermanent?I've found that there is a fine line between not being attached and being uninterested. I will never not be attached to my husband for example. Or a mother to her child. And that's how it should be.We can, however, adjust our eyes. The only thing that matters is what we prioritize.For example: we might not want to form attachments to being healthy or rich, because they are not…
  • An Easy Way to Inner Peace

    2 May 2015 | 4:51 am
    No matter how mindful we are, I think it's safe to say that most of us still experience overwhelming feelings of anger or anxiety sometimes. All that these feelings need is one inattentive moment to infest every fiber of our being.We're all human. I love that this expression means that we are not perfect. It's okay to have these moments, I'm sure even monks have them. The difference is that they know how to handle these emotions. No one ever said they don't have them.So, what I'm going to share today is a technique you can use when you've gotten overpowered by anger, anxiety or any feeling…
  • How to Enjoy Your Problems

    24 Apr 2015 | 8:14 am
    How are you doing, dear reader? Good? Not so good? Either way, it's all right.We can get so carried away with chasing happiness, joy and other highs of life, that we tend to forget that the lows are integral parts of life as well.Most issues arise when we refuse to give space to negative experiences. The society we live in reinforces our urge to avoid uncomfortable sensations as well. Doctors can provide magic pills that can diminish almost any kind of feeling we might have. But should we really run from our own feelings?Why not embrace life as it is? This mindset has helped me banish my…
  • How to Be Fearless: 7 Tips for Inner Peace

    16 Apr 2015 | 9:21 am
    No one wants to be controlled by fear, we all want to be fearless, but fear is a tricky emotion to control. It's the most abusive companion, making us believe that without it, we would be lost, fragile and most probably very hurt.The most natural way to react to fear is to obey it. To do what it tells us to do, making us avoid situations we deem dangerous. What is hard to recognize is that fear has no purpose for the modern human being.When we start trying to let fear go, we are faced with an oxymoron - letting fear go is scary. Because it's like leaving our security blanket behind for the…
  • Taming the Beast That Is The Mind: 4 Tips on How to Handle Your Thoughts

    30 Mar 2015 | 4:11 am
    I continuously keep encountering people in the world who have different perceptions of life and human existence than me. Shocking, I know. There's nothing surprising in that, and I have no wish, whatsoever, to change their views. I don't think that my views are what everyone should believe. I do what feels right for me, and everybody else should do what feels right for them. Live and let live, as they say.It is my own fault, however, that sometimes other people's perception of the world manages to crawl into my own, making me doubt my views. Which brings me to my very first point:1. Be…
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  • Goa Sustainable Tourism Analysis

    12 May 2015 | 5:50 am
    Recently, Goa, India experienced a down cycle in their tourism. The average number of visitors to the region is 2 – 3 million per year. The international tourists were down by an average of 40%, causing devistation to the main economic structure of the State. As a result, there wasfeatured Continue reading The post Goa Sustainable Tourism Analysis appeared first on .
  • Sol Fest Goa: A Transformation Celebration

    17 Dec 2014 | 9:33 pm
    No matter where you are in Goa, you dont want to miss this celebration: Sol Fest: A Transformation Celebration. Offered at the Love Temple in Arambol, the festival is one of the Omatrix Productions offered by Babaji Maharaj and Brooke Hart designed to empower, enlighten, energize and elevate. What Isfeatured Continue reading The post Sol Fest Goa: A Transformation Celebration appeared first on .
  • Super Yoga Goa Retreat

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

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

    Brooke Hart
    12 Aug 2014 | 4:01 am
    I often feel groggy in the morning.  I used to counteract this by drinking coffee and taking about 2 hours just to get going.  Now, with my busy schedule, I can’t do it anymore.  Instead, I’ve substituted a 10 minute Super Yoga morning routine into my wake – up call.featured Continue reading The post Super Yoga Morning Routine appeared first on .
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    Oded Ben-Ami - Spiritual Teacher

  • Why Qigong? (Chi-Kung)

    Oded Ben-Ami
    16 May 2015 | 9:12 am
    Even though I have been practicing and teaching Qigong since 2007, whenever I think that I know a thing or two about Qigong, I am humbled yet again. After all, what’s the big deal about Qigong? On the outside it looks just like a bunch a slow movements of one kind or another, sometimes accompanied by vocalization. What can it possibly do? And yet each time I’m being amazed to discover how it takes on a life of its own, expanding infinitely, just like the universe. I began practicing Qigong when I was in severe physical pain and my life was falling apart on all fronts. I had no…
  • Those who take from others

    Oded Ben-Ami
    13 Apr 2015 | 10:19 am
    They could be poor burglars stealing from individuals; extremely rich and powerful people stealing from entire countries; or anything in between. If they get caught, they may or may not be punished – depending on their financial abilities and connections – but regardless, their behavior is not acceptable by society at large and generally honest people prefer not to be associated with them. Generally speaking, society considers such behavior as antisocial, and it is not difficult to feel anger towards such people, especially by those who need to work very hard to support themselves…
  • 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…
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  • Do You Hold on to Hate?

    Terri Cole
    22 May 2015 | 3:10 am
    Who do you love without restraint or hesitation? Bring that person to mind right now. How do you feel? I love my husband, Vic, my kids, my mom, my sisters, nieces/nephews and my closest girlfriends this way. I feel filled with joy when I think of how lucky I am to love and be loved by these extraordinary people. For you, whether it’s a sibling, spouse, nephew, cousin, co worker or even a furry friend, simply thinking about them changes your energy and makes your heart smile, right? Feeling that vibration of love releases oxytocin, dopamine and serotonin in your brain. It also uplifts those…
  • Are You an Achievement Junkie? Why It’s so Hard to Stop Working so Hard.

    Christine Arylo
    22 May 2015 | 3:05 am
    I was talking to a client the other day on the phone and it happened again. The same thing that has happened to me and to practically every woman I have ever mentored. I call it “Achievers Amnesia.” After three minutes of celebrating all of the amazing things she had accomplished since our last session – launching her first blog, leading circles of women, creating financial abundance – the words, “Yeah, but I haven’t yet…” came flying out of her mouth and she began listing the litany of things she had not yet accomplished. With each “Yeah, but I haven’t…” and “Yeah…
  • It’s not your circumstances that shape you, it’s how you react to your circumstances.

    Positively Positive
    22 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    Related Posts I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions. How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours. Our job in this lifetime is not to shape ourselves into some ideal we imagine we ought to be, but to find out who we already [...]
  • My God

    Christina Rasmussen
    21 May 2015 | 3:10 am
    People always ask me if I believe in God. People have written to me and asked me why I didn’t include God in my book. Why I don’t mention God in my writing, how could I leave God out? I was raised as a Greek Orthodox and only knew about God through the Greek Church. Prayers were automatic. God was a part of my schooling, my neighborhood and part of the language. As I grew up and moved to different parts of the world, sometimes I left God behind, other times I questioned everything I was taught. And when my heart started to break and the early losses started to come into my life, I…
  • Ability to Respond

    Guru Singh
    21 May 2015 | 3:05 am
    What is the number one thing we must do when we find ourselves in a painful pinch? Take responsibility to claim our ability to respond. Next, have an attitude of gratitude. This means that our response through time and space is going to be gentle. Our response might be firm, forceful, aggressive, or silent, but regardless of its ingredients it will always also be kind. In order to take responsibility, we cannot assign blame. In fact, we must un-assign any assumption of blame. We must literally neutralize the need for us (and the people around us) to feel guilty. From this center of clarity,…
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    Design, Love & Inspiration

  • Latest & Greatest Resources

    19 May 2015 | 12:40 pm
    Here are some of the latest and greatest resources that I’m currently using in my life.  I hope you find one or two you love too! Please feel free to share what you resonate with or if you use/do something similar. Warm lemon water- could be counted as quite possibly life changing, for me anyway. My skin hates me and shows its hate by being red, blotchy and acne prone. Since drinking warm water with a fresh squeezed lemon every morning, I’ve noticed a huge difference in the appearance of my skin. So much so that I don’t scare the crap out of myself when passing by a…
  • Magic Lies Just Beyond Your Fear

    29 Apr 2015 | 8:23 pm
    image credit: Dear Miss Modern  Well hello again! Unfortunately, I have written anything since August of last year. Ultimately, I knew I couldn’t let the blog go as I started to miss creating and sharing in this format. I started to realize that no matter what else I did, this was and is an important part of me. There’s a valid reason for my absence though, and I think you’ll be excited once you find out why! A general theme throughout all the posts I’ve written has been about trying to find my way in this world and inspiring others to do the same. There have been…
  • Most Pinned Roundup

    20 Aug 2014 | 10:57 am
    Howdy and welcome to the most pinned roundup! Recently, I came across the analytics function on Pinterest and thought it would be cool to share the most pinned pictures from the site in one place. Words can’t express how much I love Pinterest. Maybe it’s the procrastinator in me that loves Pinterest since it provides a welcome escape! I love that it has the option to create private boards and have been using those most recently to create boards for different projects. It’s also a great pick-me-up. When I need some motivation, I love to scroll through my board that’s…
  • First and Last Day of School Prints

    6 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Depending on where you live, it’s almost that time again. Yep, back to school. If you’re on Facebook or Pinterest I’m sure you’ve run across a multitude of little cuties all dressed up for their first day of school holding a first day of school sign. Then on the last day of school, these pictures flood the feeds again but usually with a side by side picture showing just how much little Johnny or Susie has grown. It really is a great idea for a school scrap book or to send to family who live far away. Here are a few first and last day of school prints for you to use…
  • Take a Leap of Faith-Free Print

    4 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    This morning while lounging in bed (after waking up way to early), the words “Take a Leap of Faith” popped in my head. I know I’m a broken record saying all too often we live our lives held captive by fear. And maybe I keep saying it because I’m trying to get through to yours truly. Making any sort of major life change is super scary but 99.9% of the time, once you go through with it, you wonder why you didn’t do it earlier. Most times it’s the best thing that ever happened to you. What’s scarier to you, looking back on your life with regret or taking…
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    Get Motivated

  • Twelve notes to motivate yourself with

    2 May 2015 | 11:33 am
    You can always motivate yourself with words you say and feelings you grow yourself. You can start with these notes and then go ahead non-stop. 1. Believe in yourself when no one else does.. 2.... Visit us to get a full recharge of motivation and get inspired.
  • I fail in order to succeed

    13 Mar 2015 | 6:05 am
    I love my life. I respect my existence. I may fail, but to succeed later. It's not failure what people see in my life, it's success disguised in a form of success. What I believe in is what will and... Visit us to get a full recharge of motivation and get inspired.
  • A few motivational thoughts

    12 Mar 2015 | 3:07 pm
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  • Zen proverb

    12 Mar 2015 | 2:58 pm
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  • How to train your mind to be positive

    12 Mar 2015 | 12:33 pm
    The mind is simple and to train your mind to be positive, you need to know a few things. It's like that; what you do and how you act is the reflection of your inner thoughts. You think you are clever... Visit us to get a full recharge of motivation and get inspired.
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    Left Brain Buddha

  • 10 Totally Mindful Mantras from the Totally Awesome 80’s!

    Sarah Rudell Beach
    17 May 2015 | 10:59 am
    image credit: wikipedia New Kids on the Block are back. My daughter and her friends have become Rubik’s cube fanatics. A Full House reunion debuts this summer. And yes, kids are pinning their jeans. The 80’s are back. We could dismiss the “Me Decade” as one of vapid self-interest, with moms wrestling other moms to get the last Cabbage Patch Kid on the block and teens obsessing about Jake Ryan and prom dresses and Saturday detention. Or, we could take off those pinchy jelly shoes and take a chill pill: let’s close our eyes (to block out the obnoxious neon…
  • What Do You Believe?

    Sarah Rudell Beach
    11 May 2015 | 4:10 am
    My not-quite-a-manifesto… I believe… “We are all star stuff.”  Nearly 14 billion years ago, the cosmos and all the matter of the universe burst forth, and you and I and the entire world are radiant pieces of that initial spark of creation. We all possess the Buddha-nature within. Call it spirit, the universal vibration, Atman-Brahman, Reality, the Absolute, or even the laws of physics. We are all doing the best we can. Parenting is a practice. When it comes to mindfulness and meditation, you cannot “do it wrong.” No moment of intentional awareness is EVER wasted.
  • Mindfulness and the Human Condition

    Sarah Rudell Beach
    3 May 2015 | 11:43 am
    Do any of these apply to you? you often feel distracted, and you know you could be more productive if you could just concentrate better! you’re anxious a lot (maybe sometimes you can’t fall asleep at night because your mind just won’t “turn off!”) you’re sometimes in a funky bad mood all day, and you don’t really know why you frequently feel overwhelmed by the demands of your day — so much seems to be happening at once! you often say or do things you regret because it’s hard to get a handle on your anger or frustration you sometimes worry…
  • The Easiest and Hardest Part of Mindful Parenting

    Sarah Rudell Beach
    26 Apr 2015 | 11:00 pm
    When my daughter was little, before I had embarked on my studies of mindfulness and Buddhism in earnest, I came across a book on mindful parenting at Barnes and Noble. I don’t even know what that means! I thought to myself. Is this something I should be doing? I’m already trying to make her the Happiest Baby on the Block and give her Healthy Sleep Habits and Super Baby Food, while figuring out What To Expect in her first year. There’s more that my mind has to do?! Wait, am I a mindless parent? Am I mothering by accident, without intention or purpose or meaning? I’m…
  • Simple Ideas for Soothing Self-Care

    Sarah Rudell Beach
    19 Apr 2015 | 11:00 pm
    We know self-care is important. We’ve all heard that we need to put on our own oxygen masks first. But self-care often gets pushed to the bottom of our priority list, if it even makes it on there in the first place. I think part of the problem is that when people think of self-care, they think of things like massages. Which are awesome. But they are also expensive, and time-consuming. Self-care can be short and sweet, simple and cheap. Tweet And when I asked people on Facebook to share their ideas with me for short and simple ideas for self-care, WOW! did they give me lots of great…
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    Every Day Getting Better

  • Self Awareness – NSFW and so worth it

    Ryan Wakefield
    22 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Self awareness at it’s finest is accepting your shortcomings and accentuating your strengths. – Gary Vaynerchuk When was the last time you completed a very honest self inventory? When was the last time you were able to admit your areas of weakness? Are you ready to put your life on the offense? Leave us some comments below and let’s talk about Self Awareness!   Gary Vaynerchuk hit’s it out of the park in this very direct short video.  
  • Stephen Curry – Success is not an accident

    Ryan Wakefield
    21 May 2015 | 6:54 am
    The guys and Stronger Team put together this great montage of Stephen Curry footage along side a great reflection from Alan Stein.  You cannot deny that hard work pays off, and Curry is the best example of hard work playing professional sports today. Success is not an accident, success is a choice  
  • Elon Musk – not afraid to change the world

    Ryan Wakefield
    11 May 2015 | 9:44 am
    Frontpage / He has been called the real life Tony Stark.  He is leading the charge with private space travel with SpaceX.  He has created the most amazing electric car in the Tesla Motors.  Transportation and shipping will soon be pivoted with the Hyperloop.  Elon Musk really amazing.  But what makes him most amazing is how he is not afraid to change the world.  This keynote is not about his brand, and it is not about his product.  It is about solving a problem, a problem that affects the entire world. Revolution like this takes courage.  
  • A message to graduates from Kid President

    Ryan Wakefield
    9 May 2015 | 6:00 am
  • I play the game for free

    Ryan Wakefield
    8 May 2015 | 9:10 am
    Rodney Harrison once asked Junior Seau, “Why do you practice so hard?” Seau responded, “I get paid to practice.  I play the game for free.”  
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  • Stunning 2015 entries of National Geographic Traveler

    22 May 2015 | 12:12 pm
    Our favourite photo contest is back again this year! The National Geographic Traveler photo contest, the 2015 edition. Photographers can […]The post Stunning 2015 entries of National Geographic Traveler appeared first on WhereCoolThingsHappen.
  • This man transformed a Boeing 727 into his own home

    21 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    Former Electrical Engineer Bruce Campbell, bought an old rusty Boeing 727 aircraft which is placed in a suburban area outside […]The post This man transformed a Boeing 727 into his own home appeared first on WhereCoolThingsHappen.
  • Photographer follows Girlfriend around the world – Part 3

    21 May 2015 | 6:21 am
    By now you have heard of Murad Osmann, the photographer who went multiple viral with his #followme travel photography on […]The post Photographer follows Girlfriend around the world – Part 3 appeared first on WhereCoolThingsHappen.
  • First 21 Days of a Bee’s Life in 60 Seconds

    20 May 2015 | 9:41 am
    Honeybees are superorganisms, but are endangered. In a super interesting timelapse photographer Arnand Varma show the first 21 days of […]The post First 21 Days of a Bee’s Life in 60 Seconds appeared first on WhereCoolThingsHappen.
  • Pictures of Paris from 1944 merged with present day pictures

    20 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    Julien Knez from France celebrates the 71th anniversary of Paris’ liberation in a very special way. He spent 2 months […]The post Pictures of Paris from 1944 merged with present day pictures appeared first on WhereCoolThingsHappen.
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  • Expectations: The Less, The Better

    30 Apr 2015 | 9:33 pm
          Expectations are a form of happiness that we would like to see in the future. They are ideas and thoughts that have not yet happened. When expectations are not met it leads to great disappointment. Our expectations stem from our beliefs and our beliefs flow from our needs. How? Let's take an example:      Let's say If I'm lonely and call up a friend, I have an expectation that he will relieve my loneliness. If at the last minute he cancels, I will be disappointed. Notice that it's not his problem and he's probably fine with the situation. If I…
  • Innovators of Tomorrow

    14 Apr 2015 | 3:46 am
          Indian Government is busy putting some bans and TRAI been trying to change the rules of Net Neutrality. Out of all these,the scary and important thing is, if TRAI is successful in changing Net neutrality rules then the big companies website will be fast enough to be loaded properly and the information related sites won't be in a position to load faster.      It blocks the learning pattern of an individual if all the websites on the internet are not equal and websites started paying to load their sites faster. There…
  • 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 of…
  • 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…
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    One Mean Dream

  • Selective Perception: Is it reality or flawed opinion

    Scott Hammond
    22 May 2015 | 7:19 pm
    Selective perception is the process by which people perceive what they want to in media messages while ignoring opposing viewpoints. It is a broad term to identify the behavior all people exhibit to tend to “see things” based on their particular frame of reference. It also describes how we categorize and interpret sensory information in a way that favors one category or interpretation over another. In other words, selective perception is a form of bias because we interpret information in a way that is congruent with our existing values and beliefs. This topic started around our kitchen…
  • 35 ways to deal with stress

    Scott Hammond
    6 May 2015 | 4:16 am
    35 different guidelines to help develop your ability to manage stress 1. Planning your action – If immediate action is impossible, ask yourself if there is something that you can do about it in the future? Write an action plan with a script and goals. Be sure to put this on paper. Any effort to make the problem manageable is useful stress management. Once you take care of the part you can control, you’ll feel more in control overall. 2. Letting go – If you’ve exhausted your options in the situation, relax and let it go-you’ve done all you can. You can train…
  • Setting Goals Based On Your Personality Type

    Chris Rither
    17 Apr 2015 | 10:08 pm
    As a professor, entrepreneur, and founder of OneMeanDream, I would be lost without my yearly goal list. However after years of being a “goal evangelist” I have discovered that some personality types would rather rest easy and conform to the status quo. Rather than making an effort to change. Then there are those who regularly and consistently set goals, regardless of what goes on around them. So with this in mind, here we go… 6 principles for: Setting goals based on your personality type   1. Try to pick goals that are in line with the main purpose of your desires. To…
  • Help! My child’s in high school

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

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

  • Cats and Dogs

    22 May 2015 | 4:12 pm
    This might be rather obvious: cats and dogs are different from each other. Cats do cat things. Dogs do dog things, and sometimes their paths never cross. But if a cat does something a dog doesn’t understand like lick his paws, it doesn’t mean the cat is wrong. It means cats don’t understand dogs, or rather the other way around. Maybe they should talk, or maybe not.  But the two always have the option of leaving each other alone and making sure their very different paths never cross. Sometimes its better that way. We’ll see you down the road though. ( Our paths already…
  • Fiction and Non-fiction: Mental Judo Mind Tricks

    21 May 2015 | 11:32 am
    Fiction and non-fiction is not like truth and lies. Fiction is definite, definitive, and solid — with a hard core definition. In other words, it’s a something, not a non-something — the non-entity of something that is something. ( Ahem! In a scholarly voice:) Fiction: the class of literature compromising works of imaginative narration, especially in prose form. So, what’s non-fiction? It’s not the opposite of fiction. It’s not the class of literature comprising works of imaginative narration, especially in prose form. That leaves a lot of room for growth. A…
  • Shut Up and Go Away!

    20 May 2015 | 1:41 pm
    Don’t know where to begin. It’s that still small voice again. You know the one:  the one that gets you going like “here we go again,” not the one that you should turn all the way up, listen to and repeat over and over again. That’s the good voice — the one that makes you get up and keep going. Listen to that one. The other one though — the one that remindsyou of all the people that pissed you off — that’s the one you should be ignoring. Listen carefully. That doesn’t mean do nothing.  It’s more like… “voice……
  • The Nows

    19 May 2015 | 1:58 pm
    A little birdie came towards us. Actually, it fell out of the sky. It said it had a broken wing and needed some healing right now. We replied with something clever like “Time heals all, but don’t wait because the future is now.” And now and now and now.  B.G. to A.I.  It doesn’t matter. Take all the time you need, but it’s still all happening simultaneously. Time is a funny thing — always passing. And yet, it’s always still.             We’ll see you now. #BIYATUU Filed under: Change Tagged: now, the future is…
  • B.G. to A.I.

    18 May 2015 | 1:45 pm
    1990 B.G.   -If you have a question, you have to use the dictionary. 2010 A.I.     – No actual dictionary is necessary.1960 B.G.   -The discount store Target is just getting started. 1995 B.G.  -If you buy your clothes there, you might want to keep quiet. 2015 A.I.     -For a designer item from Target, people stand in line all morning, buy it and re-sell                            it online. 1930’s B.G. – George Washington Carver and Henry Ford plan for car materials to be made and run on peanut and soy bean oil. 1942  B.G.  –…
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    Info Self Development

  • Positive Affirmations, Success, Purpose and Destiny

    21 May 2015 | 6:11 pm
    Underground, there is a town. Jessie lives there. Its inhabitants can’t see the sky, can’t see above their head but they don’t know it. In fact, they live in their head but they don’t know it. There are streets littered with posters of terror to mask the fact that the world is vast. There are […]
  • Addiction: Relapse vs Conscious Choice

    15 May 2015 | 8:55 am
    Again, you relapsed… addicted. After sobbing with guilt, regret and shame, you are face down on your knees, asking yourself: is addiction to blame for the conscious choice I have made? Spring arrived along with temptation. There are people sitting in the park sipping their toxins. Others are on terraces drinking their glasses of deception. […]
  • How to Overcome Anxiety and Depression Naturally

    4 May 2015 | 9:15 pm
    Through your thoughts an emotion manifests – anxiety. A menacing sense of doom and gloom, in your mind you paint, an inability to cope with daily uncertainties, a fear of what the future holds because you think the world might end this second or the next. Under the stresses and routines of everyday life changes, […]
  • Anger Management: How to Handle Uncontrollable Outbursts

    30 Apr 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Uncontrollable outbursts of anger can happen to anyone from time to time; it’s human nature, and given the range of violence and injustice raging throughout the world, sadly we are more susceptible to this emotional state than ever before. However, when it becomes out of control and unstoppable, anger becomes a destructive behavior, one that […]
  • How to Reduce Stress in Today’s Fast Paced World

    26 Apr 2015 | 7:43 pm
    Are you feeling trapped, stuck and unable to break free no matter how hard you try? Have you given in to the pressures of life and found yourself drifting through days, months or even years without accomplishing anything meaningful? Do you dwell on unhappy moments from the past rather than taking the time to create […]
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    Roxana Jones, Spiritual Healer and Inspirational Author

  • Inviting Positive Self-Talk into your Life

    26 Apr 2015 | 4:44 am
    Roxana writes about the importance of understanding your self-talk, who or what is limiting your life and gives insightful recommendations on the matter. The post Inviting Positive Self-Talk into your Life appeared first on Roxana Jones, Spiritual Healer and Inspirational Author.
  • Is your Mind Available for a New Vibration?

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

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

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

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

  • The challenge is to turn around and…

    Academy for Creative Training
    1 May 2015 | 7:20 pm
    So what are your fears; your apprehensions; your worries; your concerns? Are there issues you keep running away from, in the fond hope that those issues will sort themselves out over time? At times do you suddenly feel panicky, anxious, agitated, terrified, merely thinking about certain matters? If you answer Yes to any of the questions above, the good news is that you are not alone in trying to face your concerns; alas the bad news is that you have to face up to your fears all alone. True you have family and friends who will be supportive and encouraging but your fears are unique to you and…
  • The past is behind… begin now and march ahead !

    Academy for Creative Training
    22 Apr 2015 | 7:52 pm
    One of the big millstones that weighs down and defeats people, is the regret that they have of their past and their mistaken belief, that they have missed the boat to success. It is true that every one of us would have something in the past that we would desperately want to edit and redo; yet the past is only a mirage that cannot be revisited but we must not convert that into a regretful flashback put on permanent loop. On the contrary, successful people have build their success by learning the lessons from their past, being cautious not to repeat the mistakes and occasionally tweaking the…
  • Inner peace

    Academy for Creative Training
    16 Apr 2015 | 7:57 pm
    Despite our best efforts to retain our equanimity, we often end up upset, annoyed, irritated, hurt, frustrated and fearful at times. Obviously these emotions make us anxious, stressed and could trigger panic in us too. We lament that we do not have peace of mind and quickly delve into finding a balm in our religious texts, search for spiritual insights or bottle up our agony keeping silent and aloof or going the other extreme by putting on a false bravado and pretence of exuberance. No matter what we do, finding inner peace becomes more challenging, stressful and at times completely elusive.
  • Favorite Hello and hardest Goodbye

    Academy for Creative Training
    6 Apr 2015 | 9:50 am
    Visualize the favorite person in your life. You will immediately appreciate the meaning of today’s post. What is more important is YOU attempting to be the favorite person for other people. It is possible for you too to have a positive impact on those around you or those who directly or indirectly come in contact with you. So here is what you need to do to make a difference in the lives of people who connect with you. Smile – The quickest connect that a human being can make with another is through a smile. As they say a smile costs nothing, it adds to your own face value and it is a curve…
  • Never mind the crack

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

  • Lost 3 Kg in 3 Weeks – 3 Law of Attraction Success That Will Make You Feel Awesome

    Ajay Mishra
    22 May 2015 | 7:49 am
    Law of Attraction Success Stories About Weight Loss, Healing, and Better Job I love reading success stories. Because I always believe that success stories create greater impact in our life. Learning the secret of success is important. But reading someone’s success story will take us to next level. When I found the law of attraction, I used to read a lot of success stories. Success stories always inspired me, and especially the law of attraction success stories are always awesome. That’s one of the reasons you read a lot of law of attraction success stories in this blog. I am…
  • 101 Most Beautiful MOTHER’s Day Quotes will Make You Cry with Joy

    Ajay Mishra
    10 May 2015 | 6:33 am
    Happy Mother’s Day to SUPERMOMS Everywhere Today is the greatest day in our life; it’s Mother’s Day. This post is dedicated to all the Living Angel’s around the World called “MOTHER” .. “MOM”… “MAA” … including my Beautiful Mother, who has always inspired me to Dream Big and achieve them. No matter how much we say, all our words will always be less for her. So today I have compiled the 101 Most Beautiful Quotes dedicated to all the Mothers around the Globe on this occasion of Mother’s Day. I believe these quotes…
  • 7 Easy Ways to Law of Attraction Exam Success That Will Help You for Sure

    Ajay Mishra
    9 May 2015 | 4:29 am
    A Law of Attraction Exam Success Story and The 7 Easy Ways to Achieve 98% Score Are you preparing for any important exam? Do you want to achieve phenomenal success in your exam? Are you looking for motivation to keep you inspired? Would you like to understand how using the Law of Attraction can help you achieve success? If your answer is YES then before giving you the ways to achieve exam success, I am sharing a success story with you. A phenomenal story of achieving success in exam following the law of attraction. The Law of Attraction is powerful and if you understand it well and use it in…
  • 10 Law of Attraction Manifestation in Just One Month

    Ajay Mishra
    18 Apr 2015 | 11:12 pm
    Law of Attraction Manifestation Is Truly Magical Do you want to manifest a foreign trip? Would you like to manifest a job and more money? How about manifesting a better body? Do you want to manifest gifts and much more? Yes, all this is possible and even more. I love to say it again and again that the law of attraction manifestations  are magical. While manifesting with the law of attraction, you should know that the possibilities are endless. And today I am sharing one such success story of magical manifestation. Janice is from Singapore. She had this magical experience of the law of…
  • Attitude of Gratitude Success Story – Manifesting Dream Job

    Ajay Mishra
    13 Apr 2015 | 12:04 pm
    Today, I am sharing the story of Ankit, a young professional from NCR and how his life changed with Attitude of gratitude. He manifested more than he wanted in his professional life by practicing and having an attitude of gratitude. He got his dream job, a higher salary than he asked for and a much better location than expected. His personal life has become phenomenal. If you also desire to manifest your dreams like Ankit then do read until the end. Having an Attitude of Gratitude is the true magic of life. Yes, gratitude is the simplest practice that can bring a massive change in your life.
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    Just Dreamz

  • Checking Out

    15 May 2015 | 6:33 am
    Today is my last day before vacation starts. I didn’t think I would have the temptation to check out mentally yet, but boy was I wrong. When learning the game of baseball they always tell you to run through to first. Don’t do it half-assed. Unfortunately, I don’t always take that to heart in all of my endeavors. It’s Friday. It’s nice outside. I’m off from work next week. Those are all facts. I can change how I feel though, and what that means to me. I have a job to do today, so let’s get it. I know, easier said than done…Gotta strive for…
  • Am I Really Bout That Life?

    14 May 2015 | 9:27 am
    Only Time Will Tell Last night, right before I went to bed, my fiance posed the task that I should write, record, and perform a song for her during our wedding reception……………… Wait What?! You can not imagine the nerves that shot through my body at the sight of this text message. I began to play it back and forth in my mind over and over again. I thought, “But what would her family think? What would my family think? What if they don’t like it? What if she doesn’t like it?” Every bone in my body was telling me this was a bad idea. I…
  • Water

    13 May 2015 | 6:03 am
    You Need it to Live This morning I woke up feeling unbelievably tired and groggy. As you know from yesterday’s post, I go to the gym in the morning before work. In the past, if I felt tired whatsoever, I knew it was a sign that today’s gym session just wasn’t meant to be. I figured it would be a bad workout anyway, and not worth my time. Thankfully my feelings have changed, and not to mention I wanted to keep my recent streak of going to the gym alive. Today at least, was a success. I was able to pull myself out of bed an make it to the gym in a reasonable amount of time.
  • Who Are You?

    12 May 2015 | 8:24 am
    Music Producer Extraordinaire Last week I caught up with someone I haven’t seen at the gym in forever. In fact, the last time I saw him I was still going to the gym in the afternoons. I’ve since changed my routine to go before work, but it’s always refreshing when one of them decides to transcend their after work gym time habits, and see what it’s like on the other side. We are few, but we are strong…Still, then and now, we were, and are, only acquaintances; the type you nod your head to in order to show familiarity from that one time you might have spoken…
  • Why Fly When You Can Ride In Style

    11 May 2015 | 7:03 am
    Even Birds Know How to Use UBER Today I saw something that made me go WTF…literally. While I was driving on the highway this morning, I saw the most random thing. On the car next to me, going 60 – 65 MPH, was a bird perched on top of its back bumper. It was a tiny brown bird, probably unassuming in any other situation. I would assume I in fact have probably seen this bird before, never knowing how special it truly was. As I drove closer. it turned its head toward me for a slip second. I could only imagine this was the bird’s way to make sure I knew it was real. It…
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    Inspire Leads

  • 20 Modern Outdoor Kitchen and Backyard Grill Ideas

    20 May 2015 | 12:42 pm
    The Best Backyard Grill Ideas We eat every day and enjoy delicious meals with our family members. What we never do every day is getting the perfect time to sit down with family and share some of the quality well-prepared outside meals. Grill ideas take the lead as some of the most important and perfect ways we can always share sweet meals with family members, friends or invited guests. Backyard grill ideas come in different and diverse ways. It is much important to embrace the ideal ways of preparing the best of outside meals as we get to learn some of these perfect approaches that help in…
  • 20+ Mens Fashion Ideas And Tricks

    19 May 2015 | 11:06 pm
    Men is an important part of the world and without man would not be complete. Man play an important role in making decisions in this world. Fashion is important part of men life as well. Most of the people think that fashion is only for women and men are out of fashion in the modern world but men like to follow the latest fashion trends and follow the trends that will give him good look. All the men of the world like to do fashion. The men fashion trends are different from the women in all aspects. Men like to wear classic suits and best shoes that will give them best look in the meetings.
  • 20+ Fashion Blogs To Follow Fashion

    19 May 2015 | 10:48 pm
    Fashion is not all about clothing and makeup. Everything that will give you good look is not a fashion. Fashion is the trend that world follow regularly and these trends also changes quickly. There are many fashions which are repeating every year. We are still adopting some of the old fashions of 1990’s which shows that the trends of fashion repeat itself which is a good thing. Fashion of stylish long cars is in now in the modern world as it is an old fashion style but the world like to follow it again. Similarly the fashion of short shirts is again in which shows that fashion world and…
  • 20+ Cool Pictures Showing What Is Love

    19 May 2015 | 10:21 pm
    Love is a very special people which you may have for many people at a same different but may be the nature of the love is different. You love you mother or parents differently as compared to your other relations. Love is all about respect, care and sharing. When you fall in love with someone stranger or person who is not very close to you than you starting sharing your feelings and words and all the happening of the day with the person. These types of the feelings are called as love. These feelings are not for all the persons these feelings are only for some special persons of the life. Most…
  • 20+ Beautiful And Awesome Meaning Pictures

    18 May 2015 | 10:54 pm
    All of us need inspirations in life that will take us away from the pains of life and make us towards the happiness in life. In the present world it’s not really hard to find the happiness. The most important things to be good with others if you wants to get happiness in life. Otherwise others may not good with you in all dealings. When you deal. When you deal badly with others you will lost the trust of others. There are many moments in our life when we need inspirations and motivations so that we can live a life of good happiness. There are many things and items and words whose meanings…
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  • The Fairy Woods Children

    M.C. Simon
    21 May 2015 | 9:31 pm
    The Fairy Woods Children   Book Details Title: The Fairy Woods Children: A story of magic and adventure, from where the two worlds meet Author: Adriana Yamane Genre: Fiction, Inspirational and Initiatory Format: Ebook and Paperback Length: 48 pages Publication… Read the rest
  • Elementals

    M.C. Simon
    15 May 2015 | 12:04 am
    Elementals: A Paranormal Urban Fantasy Romance Anthology Book Details Title: Elementals: A Paranormal Urban Fantasy Romance Anthology Authors: Anne L. Parks, Annie Rose Welch, Lashell Collins, Dina Haynes Genre: Paranormal, Urban, Fantasy, Romance Length: 388 pages Publication Date: May 14,… Read the rest
  • Intergalactic Matchmaking Services

    M.C. Simon
    12 May 2015 | 6:45 pm
    Intergalactic Matchmaking Services I’m happy and honored to host Ava Louise while she tours her Intergalactic Matchmaking Services series with WOW! Women on Writing.   Content: About the Author Contact The Author Book 1 Details & Review: Maggie’s Story Book… Read the rest
  • Plan Your Non-Fiction Book in a Weekend

    M.C. Simon
    11 May 2015 | 3:25 pm
    Plan Your Non-Fiction Book in a Weekend By Jacqui Malpass Book Review   Book Details Title: Plan your non-fiction book in a weekend (The pathway to publication) Author: Jacqui Malpass Format: Ebook Length: 186 pages Publication Date: October 14, 2013… Read the rest
  • Balada: The first four stanzas, of the call that summons the Reapers of Ragnarok

    M.C. Simon
    6 May 2015 | 12:36 pm
    BALADA: The first four stanzas, of the call that summons the Reapers of Ragnarok Book Details Title: Balada: The first four stanzas, of the call that summons the Reapers of Ragnarok Series: Balada: A Symphony of Eternity Author: Solea Razvan… Read the rest
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    Creative Sol Vibrations

  • How To Measure The Quality Of A Nursing Home

    Creative Sol Vibrations
    21 May 2015 | 12:51 pm
    There comes a point in life when the elderly may need a nursing home. Although, many families would love to take in their loved ones at their own home, it may not be the best option. Nursing homes are skilled in 24 hour care for the elderly. They have nurses, doctors, and medication that can […] The post How To Measure The Quality Of A Nursing Home appeared first on Creative Sol Vibrations.
  • How We Remove Insulation Safely From Your Cavity Wall

    Creative Sol Vibrations
    21 May 2015 | 11:43 am
    If your home is suffering from insulation problems as a result of faulty cavity wall insulation, it is imperative that this is removed from your property as soon as possible. The damage caused by defective cavity insulation material extends to many areas in the home and can even pose a health risk to you. Thankfully, […] The post How We Remove Insulation Safely From Your Cavity Wall appeared first on Creative Sol Vibrations.
  • The Relationships that Really Matter

    Creative Sol Vibrations
    19 May 2015 | 11:56 am
    You need to maintain a lot of positive relationships that surround you that will support you through this lifetime that can weigh you down sometimes. Wherever your legs may take you on the road to your twilight years, you need people you can trust who will help you make decisions that could forever sway the […] The post The Relationships that Really Matter appeared first on Creative Sol Vibrations.
  • Is Online Learning Right for You?

    JJ Ramirez
    19 May 2015 | 10:48 am
    Distance learning, also known as online learning, has been rapidly evolving throughout the years. So much so that states are now offering free online public schooling for students K-12. Colleges and universities are not only offering online bachelor degrees, but masters degrees as well. This means that if a student wanted to, they could attend […] The post Is Online Learning Right for You? appeared first on Creative Sol Vibrations.
  • How To Start A Local Fashion Tour Business

    Creative Sol Vibrations
    18 May 2015 | 1:13 pm
    Fashion is a multi-billion dollar industry all over the world. Everyone is into it; whether you’re a fashion fiend or a fashion naysayer, you still wear the clothes, whether it’s the trend or last year’s craze. It is an art form and a way for people to express themselves. If you’re fascinated with fashion, you […] The post How To Start A Local Fashion Tour Business appeared first on Creative Sol Vibrations.
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    Life Made to Order

  • Podcast Episode #2: Law of Attraction and What It Really Means to Act ‘As If’

    Kelli Cooper
    21 May 2015 | 12:07 am
    Many people misunderstand what law of attraction really is, and believe it encourages people to be delusional…far from it. The things we want represent certain feelings to us, and in order to get them with the most ease and joy, we have to basically be feelings those feelings now. We have to believe we can have what we want, and proceed accordingly regardless of the current nature of our experience. Today’s podcast delves into this topic quite nicely. Enjoy guys and please leave me a comment letting me know your thoughts, challenges and tips regarding acting ‘as if.’…
  • Law of Attraction: Shifting Energy When What You Want Seems Light Years Away from Your Current Reality Part 1

    Kelli Cooper
    20 May 2015 | 1:14 am
    You get law of attraction in theory, and believe things can be different. But then your mind is like…um, no. It implores you to take a good hard look at your life now and asks how in the hell can you get from here to where you would actually rather be? It doesn’t mean to shit all over your dreams, and thinks it is helping protect you from disappointment and the big, black void of the unknown that we have been conditioned to be absolutely terrified of. But, your mind ,as much good it does in countless ways, can really be the proverbial wet blanket, when it comes to consciously…
  • Law of Attraction: 4 Ways You Block that Delightful Space of Allowing

    Kelli Cooper
    18 May 2015 | 1:03 am
    You would think learning about this whole law of attraction thing would make for an easier time getting into a emotional and mental state that is conducive to attracting what we want. But, the process of understanding law of attraction in theory to actually thinking, feeling and behaving in an LOA-friendly fashion is a process, a process that never really ends actually. This is because there will always be something new we want to create, and we’ll probably have to do a bit of inner work to become a match. New forms of resistance may pop up that may have not been triggered…
  • Podcast Episode #1 4 Common Misconceptions about Law of Attraction

    Kelli Cooper
    15 May 2015 | 4:34 am
    Hey everybody After getting some really good feedback on those audios I did with Ryan, and really liking doing them, I have forayed into the world of podcasting. And I am happy to present to you the first episode where I talk about common misconceptions about the law of attraction. No editing or anything fancy…just me chatting it up, ums and all ;)…maybe I’ll take the time to learn about all that stuff. Great listen for anyone who is new to the whole LOA game as well as the more seasoned…let’s face it, we can always use some reinforcement, especially if we find…
  • Law of Attraction: Common ‘People Problems’ Screwing Up Your Manifesting Mojo

    Kelli Cooper
    13 May 2015 | 1:48 am
    When it comes to working with law of attraction, we come to discover a variety of snafus that get in the way of the whole ‘ask and it is given’ thing. There is resistance in the form of fear, doubt and contradictory beliefs. Becoming aware of the process can actually make manifesting more difficult sometimes because we become hyper vigilant of our negativity and freak out about it. Everything we want becomes so precious. Even though we know we aren’t supposed to, we get super-attached to specific outcomes and decide the things we want are exactly what we want, and it has to…
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    Be a Light To The World:

  • Why Your Real Name Matters In The Domain Space- #DKNGTopBlogger

    Ikechi Awazie
    12 May 2015 | 5:43 pm
    Having a personal domain name might not sound receptive to you and if so, it is not your fault. Why would you ever want to have a personal domain name anyway? Think about this; don’t you think it is great to type and see all your works, your legacy, creativity …The post Why Your Real Name Matters In The Domain Space- #DKNGTopBlogger appeared first on Be a Light To The World:.
  • My First Love

    Ikechi Awazie
    9 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Hurray! Happy Mothers!!!!!! I wish all mothers wonderful blessings, Joy and Happiness. The World will never be the same without our Mothers. Now to mark this celebration, is a guest post written by a wonderful friend Daniel who I met recently through blogging. Here he goes with this inspiring post for …The post My First Love appeared first on Be a Light To The World:.
  • Making A Difference: The Dishonest Manager

    Ikechi Awazie
    2 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    There was a rich man who was informed that his Manager was wasting his possessions. So he called him in and asked ” What is this that I hear about you? Now I want you to give me an account of your management because your services are no longer needed.” Now the …The post Making A Difference: The Dishonest Manager appeared first on Be a Light To The World:.
  • How Coca-Cola’s Friendly Twist Bottle Explains Perfectly That You Matter

    Ikechi Awazie
    25 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    Coca-Cola invented a special soda bottle cap with the goal of fostering relationship among college students especially fresh men. You must know what it feels like on the first day of college. The silence, the tension, not to talk of the awkwardness. So it was just pure genius for Coca-Cola …The post How Coca-Cola’s Friendly Twist Bottle Explains Perfectly That You Matter appeared first on Be a Light To The World:.
  • What The Mustard Seed Teaches You About Making A Difference

    Ikechi Awazie
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    I do believe that you should think like the Mustard seed. There is so much that you can learn from this seed. In a time where unworthiness and self-insecurity seems to be the trend, we need to stand up to the pressure and go make a difference. So how does knowing about the …The post What The Mustard Seed Teaches You About Making A Difference appeared first on Be a Light To The World:.
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  • Inspirational Jewelry Helps Us Remember to Remember

    Jackie Lee
    7 May 2015 | 8:20 am
    When I began my mindfulness journey, and still today, one of  the things I found most difficult was simply remembering to remember. I have all this information in my head, I’ve read a ton, I’ve studied a lot, and when I’m alone, and peaceful it all comes together so easily. Unfortunately, it’s not the times when we’re alone and peaceful we most need to remember our mindfulness practice! It’s when things are going to hell in a hand basket, screaming kids, crazy drivers, a horrible boss… it’s in the midst of all these distractions we need to…
  • Yin Yoga: Finding My Yoga Home

    Jackie Lee
    29 Apr 2015 | 9:33 am
    I love yoga. I always have. When I started this journey one of the things I said to myself was, I’m going to do Yoga every day! It will be part of my daily practices. That has not happened. You see, often when I’m doing yoga, I find it feels much like the rest of my life. Do this, so you can get to the next thing. Do that thing, so you can move to the next thing. From asana to asana, keep moving, just do it, get it done. Say you did your yoga. That’s not how I feel about yoga. So those classes never felt good to me, in fact, I never finished most of them. I’m not…
  • Quick Note To Feisty Moms Everywhere

    Jackie Lee
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:51 am
    I had a huge awakening today. Yeppers. I did. I was thinking about my writing, and my website, and my mothering, and wondering why, even with all the practice I’ve been doing, I can’t be more like the Moms from some of my favorite websites. I was wondering why I can’t write more like them, wax poetic, sound calm, never lose it with my kid, and be a touching voice of encouragement in the world. I was wondering to myself why it is, every time I read a post from Finding Joy and Hands Free Mama I find myself crying by the end. Is it because the posts are amazing? I imagine…
  • Turns Out You Don’t Have to Get It Right the First Time

    Jackie Lee
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:59 am
    Growing up in my family there was a lot of emphasis on “getting it right”. Do it right, or don’t do it at all. Do it right, the first time. If you don’t do it right, it’s not worth doing.   These thoughts were drummed into my head quite regularly, until I started believing them, and accepting them as facts. Through the different phases and stages of my life doing it right has played a pretty big role, not just a role, it’s been a necessity for not only me, but those around me. Can I just say right now… people don’t really enjoy having to…
  • The Bright Side of Disaster {Book Review}

    Jackie Lee
    22 Apr 2015 | 8:44 am
    I’m working on my first novel. I’ve been thinking about categories, and audience and all that stuff. I started going through Amazon looking at the other books in categories I’m considering, and thought I’d read some of them, to see how they were similar/dissimilar to the tone/content of my novel. As always, when it comes to books, I’ve managed to create a sizeable list. I decided to start with Katherine Center’s The Bright Side of Disaster. I’m glad I did. This is Katherine’s debut novel (she’s written quite a few more and recently…
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  • What I Learned From Doing Log PT In Hawai’i

    22 May 2015 | 6:10 am
    It’s the middle of the night, and I’m standing ankle-deep in mud, in the middle of a cane field. It’s raining. I’m holding a log on my shoulder. With me are 5 other guys I don’t really know. We’re going to carry this log 8 miles. In the dark. In the rain. (Which is making the log heavier... Continue reading →
  • 8 Essential Superfoods That Will Have You Eating Like a Fierce Gentleman

    Dennis McGinley
    15 May 2015 | 11:35 am
    Food. Every person needs it. Every person needs it roughly three times a day — or at least, that’s the convention our culture has come to accept. It is our source for fuel, and the direct source for human vitality. However, the difference between eating the right foods and the wrong foods can result in... Continue reading →
  • Lessons in Resilience From Navy SEALS And The Woman Who Swam From Cuba to Florida

    8 May 2015 | 5:30 am
    Diane Nyad is a pretty impressive lady. In 2013, Diane swam from Florida to Cuba — a distance of over 100 miles — in an open ocean filled with deadly box jellyfish, sharks, and tropical storms. It took her over 50 hours to complete the swim. She was 64 years old. Reading stories like Diane’s has always made... Continue reading →
  • How He Built a 7-Figure Business Before His 20th Birthday

    1 May 2015 | 10:50 am
    At FierceGentleman we’re always on the lookout for inspiring stories of success from our readers (see also “The One Thing That Allowed This Man to 4x His Income in 12 Months“) and today, we bring you a good one. Reader Erik Sterner now works with Antlos, the “AirBnB of the sea”, based on Venice. Prior to... Continue reading →
  • How This Man Went From Earning $28,000 to $115,000 Per Year In Twelve Months

    27 Mar 2015 | 10:14 am
    I was recently talking with a friend and I discovered his inspiring story: how he went from living in New York, making $28,000 per year and barely scraping by, to living in California and making over $100,000 per year — in a single year. So I sat him down for a quick interview, which I present... Continue reading →
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    Compete For The Best Life

  • Episode 7: Cory Procter

    20 May 2015 | 7:30 am
    Cory Procter has one heckuva story. After going undrafted from Montana, Cory forced his way into the NFL, first as a practice squad player with the Detroit Lions, then eventually to the Dallas Cowboys. After his playing career ended, Cory finished up his degree & started working for sports recovery drink, KillCliff. Cory has hit the ground running successfully in sales by being authentic & honest. Learn some tips from this pro athlete on how to succeed in business. Key Takeaways: How sales isn’t about being sleazy but instead requires authentic relationship-building How to…
  • Take the First Step

    19 May 2015 | 8:30 am
    The post Take the First Step appeared first on Compete For The Best Life.
  • Episode 6: Sarah Wilson, Fashletics

    13 May 2015 | 7:30 am
    Sarah Wilson founded Fashletics as a way to share her passions of both sport & jewelry. “At the core of Fashletics you have a woman who is committed to exploring and expressing the true meaning of strength from the inside out… and that will never change.  I am honored to serve a community that has proven to me over and over again that it wants to be a part of my quest to inspire positive change through physical means.” – Sarah Wilson Sarah has successfully created a new product and brand in a highly crowded market while still investing time in her family. Learn…
  • You Can Do This.

    12 May 2015 | 8:30 am
    The post You Can Do This. appeared first on Compete For The Best Life.
  • Episode 5: Richard Bartel

    6 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    Former NFL Quarterback and current QB trainer & high school head coach Richard Bartel sits down with Compete for the Best Life to share his journey from college to being undrafted in the NFL Draft to forging a multi-year career in the league. Learn how he would better approach his journey if he had a “do over” and what he learned about himself and maintaining focus on our purpose in life while moving around the US to various NFL teams. Key Takeaways: How to keep a positive mindset & use every setback to your advantage in the long-run How ignoring our weaknesses can…
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    Simple Capacity

  • 27 Effective Ways To Increase Personal Productivity

    21 May 2015 | 2:23 am
    Great leaders grasp productivity as a serious thing! It’s no mambo jumbo to be productive. On the contrary; it’s one of the essentials to becoming successful in any sphere. Even love needs it! The next daily habits certainly will cause you pain in the a** at first, but as you dedicate yourself not to break them, you will be amazed of how your life will bloom in a positive direction. 1. Plan your day the night before Nothing increases a kick-start as planning your day the night before. The minute you open your eyes you will have your way paved. I guess that won’t be the way…
  • 21 Habits Of Truly Happy People

    18 May 2015 | 9:16 am
    Happiness is one aspiration all people share. Who wants to be sad and depressed? We’ve all seen people who are always happy, even amidst agonizing life trials. It’s not that happy people don’t feel grief, sorrow or sadness. They just don’t let it engulf their life. The following are 21 things happy people make a habit of doing: 1. Appreciate Life Be thankful that you woke up alive each morning. Develop a childlike sense of wonder towards life. Focus on the beauty of every living thing. Make the most of each day. Don’t take anything for granted. Don’t sweat the small stuff. 2.
  • 3 Important Facts About The Brain To Cultivate Positive Mind

    15 May 2015 | 8:34 am
    The extent of knowledge we have concerning the brain has doubled in the last 20 years. Yet it seems that we don’t know half of it. In recent years we have started to acknowledge the neural bases of states like happiness, gratitude, resilience, love, compassion, and so forth. That means that understanding them means we can accurately stimulate the neural substrates of those states which means we can strengthen them. There is a fine saying by the Canadian scientist Donald Hebb “Neurons that fire together, wire together.” Ultimately, what this propose is that with suitable practice, we…
  • 33 Short And Inspirational Stories That Will Make You Weep

    12 May 2015 | 10:04 am
    Not only these stories will make you weep, but will also restore your faith somehow. Not everything is really bad and tricky after all. The following short and inspirational stories will definitely be worth the time. Love is the main reason! 1. Today, I operated on a little girl. She needed O- blood. We didn’t have any, but her twin brother has O- blood. I explained to him that it was a matter of life and death. He sat quietly for a moment, and then said goodbye to his parents. I didn’t think anything of it until after we took his blood and he asked, “So when will I die?” He thought…
  • 7 Cardinal Rules You Should Consider Living By

    10 May 2015 | 3:05 pm
    Not me, nor anyone can tell you how to live. We can only advice ourselves on it. The point is to keep questioning and keep sucking the righteous information’s as much as you can during your whole lifetime. Some may say it’s a code of living we need to have. Some may say there are crucial rules we need to follow. No one can burden us with rules to live, but again, we can take an advice, and I would present the rules you should consider living by. It all starts in the brain. The person full with knowledge can never be defeated, for he always comes back stronger than before. So try…
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  • Best Creative Portfolio WordPress Themes This Week

    M.Hasham Ahmed
    21 May 2015 | 12:57 pm
    Huntington Responsive Portfolio WordPress ThemeThis is a responsive and retina-ready WordPress Theme with grid system layout. Build you site simply with Visual Composer (Included) and beautiful theme options.Key Features1 Click Demo ImportFull Demo Data IncludedWP 4.2.2+ ReadyCSS3 AnimationsIncludes Visual ComposerMulti-Page Website includes:Filterable Portfolio (+ Detail Page loaded via Ajax)Index Alternative with marginsServicesAboutSeparate Project DetailDownload - PreviewMeetMe - Agency / Freelancer Creative WP ThemeMeetMe is creative, clean and powerful Personal and Agency WordPress…
  • Best of Portfolio WordPress Themes This Week

    M.Hasham Ahmed
    21 May 2015 | 12:43 pm
    Clolio - Portfolio WordPress ThemeLive Preview Clolio is a theme for the creative designer, photographer and inspired artist. Its designed to stay out of your way so that you can focus on what matters most showing your work.It also has native support for mobile devices so that your content will look greatDownload - PreviewDotco - Portfolio / Agency ThemeLive Preview Dotco is a Minimal Portfolio / Agency Wordpress Theme for anyone who wants to build an amazing & modern portfolio. Dotco comes with Drag & Drop Page Builder (Visual Composer). You are able to create a quick & easy…
  • Best of WordPress Photography Themes This Week

    M.Hasham Ahmed
    21 May 2015 | 12:31 pm
    Puzzle - Responsive WordPress ThemeLive Preview Puzzle is a visually oriented theme, great for photographers and artists who want to tell stories using their images. With a unique homepage layout, Puzzle is a creative way to show off your thoughts.FlexibleWhile Puzzle was designed to allow artists and photographers to showcase their work, itsDownload - PreviewFull FrameLive Preview Full Frame is a single column, full-width theme for showcasing your beautiful images, galleries, videos from edge to edge. Full Frame is responsive and adapts to different screen sizes so that your website will…
  • Best of WordPress Minimal Themes This Week

    M.Hasham Ahmed
    21 May 2015 | 11:49 am
    East Java - Professional PresenceLive Preview 'East Java' is a One Page WordPress theme perfect to create a professional online presence for any individual, product or brand. The versatile theme includes a slick responsive design, Retina optimization, multiple widget areas and full integration into the WordPress theme customizer.===================================================================================East Java demos: (all using theDownload - PreviewSoho - Modern WP ThemeLive Preview Soho is a modern, clean and responsive theme that can be used for creative companies and business…
  • Best of WordPress Magazine Themes This Week

    M.Hasham Ahmed
    21 May 2015 | 11:39 am
    Dicot Magazine WordPress ThemeLive Preview Dicot is a magazine, news or blog WordPress theme with clean and modern design. Dicot is completely responsive and created with most modern technologies.Featuring wide or boxed layout, sidebar positions, sticky menu, featured posts carousel, custom widgets, and many more useful and interesting features which make yourDownload - PreviewBroadsheet - Newspaper ThemeLive Preview Broadsheet is a newspaper theme. With 3 optional widget areas, and a huge homepage slider there are lots of options for creating interesting, immersive websites.FLEXIBLEWhile…
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    Imperfect Spirituality

  • Get Out of Your Head and into Your Heart

    Polly Campbell
    20 May 2015 | 8:57 am
    Kindness can be a pretty simple thing, a ‘Thank You,’ holding the door open for another, donating to someone in need, offering a gentle smile, or helping a neighbor. Leading with compassion rather than hostility. But we can make this so hard. We get caught thinking that our kindnesses are too small, that they don’t matter, that we can’t make a difference. We believe that if we cannot save the rainforests or end crime that we are powerless to do anything. Baloney.  To be a good in the world, though, you’ve got to get out of your own way. Stop over thinking and start feeling.
  • Lead with Kindness

    Polly Campbell
    18 May 2015 | 5:07 am
    Yesterday, a friend, whom I don’t talk to often, took time from her ridiculously full life to write me a note. She told me that these posts make a difference to her. That they make her think and that she appreciates my work and the friendship. The note came at just the right time: In a moment when I wondered if all this hard work was worth it. If it mattered. And in that moment, her kindness kept me going. It’s the little things that make a big difference. But we overthink this detail. We think that we can never do enough. We figure, well, if I can’t end war, poverty, AND global warming…
  • How to Cut Cravings

    Polly Campbell
    13 May 2015 | 8:13 am
    One of the best ways for me to manage my cravings – which seem to strike in the mid-afternoon – is to keep the food that gets me into trouble out of the house. I rarely buy chips so when I want them, I have to find something else to eat. But there are other strategies that help keep my cravings at bay. If if I eat a good breakfast with fruit and protein and usually a whole grain like a piece of bread, I rarely crave chips or sugary snacks later in the day. That experience is backed up by research. In a study, Heather Leidy and other researchers found that those who ate a good breakfast…
  • The Biology Behind Cravings

    Polly Campbell
    11 May 2015 | 8:40 am
    Chips. Chips and dip. Ruffles and onion dip to be precise. Yeah. I could go for some of that right now. Seems like every afternoon I’m seeking something salty. The latest food craving. Other times it’s ice cream after I get my daughter in bed. Sometimes it is pasta. While I don’t believe in abstinence – meaning if my body feels like eating a particular type of food, I’m likely to eat at least a little bit of it – I don’t want to be at the whim of my cravings, either. I’m working on eating more mindfully and making healthier food choices. So, when I encounter a craving, I…
  • How to Be Kind When Others Aren’t

    Polly Campbell
    6 May 2015 | 9:12 am
    It’s tricky staying cool and compassionate when others aren’t. But, results are powerful when you do. Not only will you feel better, but you will change the angry dynamic, lower stress for others involved, and contribute to an atmosphere of peace rather than hostility. This will help you move on and through without dealing with more muck. Here are some ways to do it. Smile and send a silent hope. If someone is behaving badly, it might be because they a)have got big problems and stresses in their lives, b) they are jerks because they have big problems and stresses in their lives, c) they…
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    Emotionally Resilient Living

  • My Problem With Relying On “The Journey”

    Marquita Herald
    21 May 2015 | 10:30 am
    All hail the journey! Seriously, just to be clear, I’m not knocking “the journey” because if we do it right we can grow and learn so many things in the process of striving to achieve something … my problem is when we make the journey the main focus and relegate the destination to the coming […] The post My Problem With Relying On “The Journey” appeared first on Emotionally Resilient Living.
  • Practice to Be Good, Practice Deliberately to Be Great

    Marquita Herald
    18 May 2015 | 10:06 am
    If you want to get good at something you need to practice. Whether it’s learning to blog, improve your writing skills, play a musical instrument, picking up a sport or even becoming a better poker player, practice can mean the difference between good and great. No brainer, right? Well, not exactly. The problem is that […] The post Practice to Be Good, Practice Deliberately to Be Great appeared first on Emotionally Resilient Living.
  • Making a Commitment vs. Being Truly Committed

    Marquita Herald
    14 May 2015 | 2:46 pm
    Today I’d like to challenge you to play a little mind game with me as we explore the difference between making a commitment and being truly committed. Quite often the word commitment is used in reference to relationships, but one can make many different commitments in life – supporting a cause, improving your health, or […] The post Making a Commitment vs. Being Truly Committed appeared first on Emotionally Resilient Living.
  • Are Feelings of Unworthiness Sabotaging Your Confidence?

    Marquita Herald
    10 May 2015 | 1:11 pm
    Of all the elements that combine to form the comfort zone, unworthiness is without question the most insidious. Unworthiness is that shadowy deep seated belief that creeps into our minds and tells us we are undeserving and not good enough, inadequate and fundamentally flawed. Unworthiness serves as a shield to insulate us from the risk […] The post Are Feelings of Unworthiness Sabotaging Your Confidence? appeared first on Emotionally Resilient Living.
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    Donna Woolam

  • Sometimes, 1 tiny decision changes everything. 

    Donna K Woolam
    9 May 2015 | 1:15 pm
    Hello Lovelies.  This will be short and sweet.  On Wednesday afternoon, I was making a few last minute purchases before heading out of town to see my Mom for Mother’s Day.  I remembered I wanted some headbands. I told my Darling I’d meet him at the checkout, and wandered over toward the accessory aisle. Turning the corner, I hit what felt like a patch of ice. My feet flew out from under me, and in a primordial effort to save myself, out flew my left arm, and down I came on my wrist.  Broken. Crushed. In several places. And yes, I’m a lefty.  Most…
  • Orphaned to Destiny – Sunday Edition

    Donna K Woolam
    3 May 2015 | 5:03 am
    I’m thinking about Transformation and Destiny in ways I never have. And, in that process I thought about Esther from the Bible. If you are a Bible reader, you might not have considered that Esther is a wonderful example of transformation. Anyway, I never have. She has always been an incredible example of what one person, one woman, can do to change the world. She is a wonderful picture of Jesus, and how He saved the world. A portion of her story is here  Esther was an orphan. At least that’s what we suppose. The story tells us that her mother’s brother,…
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    The Alchemist's Heart

  • Brilliant Alchemical Voices To Inspire Your World

    Christy Harvey
    19 May 2015 | 5:40 pm
    In a world overflowing with noise, it is a great pleasure to be able to share alchemical voices that encourage a soul-felt YES! A  perfect message in light of the world’s pain is outstandingly shared by Parker J. Palmer at in Heartbreak, Violence and Hope for New Life: “My heart is stretched every time I’m able to take in life’s little deaths without an anesthetic: a friendship gone sour, a mean-spirited critique of my work, failure at a task that was important to me. I can also exercise my heart by taking in life’s little joys: a small kindness from a…
  • Kaleidoscope of Kisses Guaranteed to Transform Your Life

    Christy Harvey
    15 May 2015 | 12:20 pm
    Consider yourself kissed!  Today is “K” in the alchemical alphabet. I am completely delighted to be celebrating “K” in the alchemical alphabet by starting a new tradition of gift-giving  from The Art & Science of Creating Sacred Space. Kisses from your True Self are simple practices designed to inspire a deeper relationship with the wisest part of you. The best part is that each kiss is GUARANTEED to take 3 minutes or less – although you have total freedom to enjoy the goodness as long as you like! During class I send these out DAILY, and my students…
  • 12 Steps To The Sacred Journey Of Your Life

    Christy Harvey
    12 May 2015 | 10:51 am
    In celebration of my 100th post (YAY!!!), I invite you into the remarkable adventure of exploring the Hero’s Journey in your life. There is a pattern in all the great stories of the world that are really one story – one monomyth, with different faces.  This is the hero’s story – the sacred journey of your life. Moms, in light of Mother’s Day, I dedicate this to you and the profound process of entering new parenthood.  I offer you two short videos, one easy infographic and one condensed list.  My bet is that taking a few minutes with one (or all) of these…
  • Inspire Your Life With This Valuable Invitation

    Christy Harvey
    16 Apr 2015 | 8:24 pm
    Your invitation to inspiration has arrived!  Did you know the meaning of the word inspire means, literally, to breathe life into?  Join the adventure with the magical letter “I” in our awesome alchemical alphabet through an incredible poem (some might even say incantation) by Oriah Mountain Dreamer.  I challenge you to let the words soak into your soul and inspire your own relationship with your uniquely beautiful and potent self. Will you accept this invitation to inspire your life? I want to know!Click To Tweet The Invitation  It doesn’t interest me what you do…
  • How To Honor Your Deepest Truth Now

    Christy Harvey
    14 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    I know you bring your heart and soul forward to honor other worthy people, but do you do this for yourself? It’s time to learn the essential elements you need to honor your deepest truth. The first and most important tool is honesty. Hiding from or ignoring the way you feel won’t protect you. It can prevent you from gathering the help and information you need to feel as healthy and whole as possible. Bringing your awareness to what you are dealing with and how you feel from the inside out is incredibly empowering. Give yourself total permission to actually know how you feel. Ask…
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    The Dream Catcher

  • 3 Things that are Blocking You from Living Life on Your Own Terms

    21 May 2015 | 9:50 pm
    “Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.” – George Carlin One big question: What makes you feel successful? Reflect on this question for a couple of minutes and then jot down your response. If you are like the majority of the population, your response may have included the following: Financial abundance Healthy and fulfilling relationships and friendships A peaceful state of mind All of the above Yet there are numerous people who may have one or all of the above who do not feel truly successful. While these certainly are important aspects of…
  • The Secret to Making Peace with Your Imperfections

    14 May 2015 | 10:15 pm
    Here’s a visualization exercise for you to try: Close your eyes for a few moments, take a deep breath, and picture you as the most perfect version of yourself. What kind of image does your mind conjure up? What do you look like? What are you wearing? How are you spending your time in your professional and personal life? Take note of your feelings as you do this. Which of the three category emotions do you experience as you visualize the “perfect you”? Empowered/excited/energized Neutral/hopeful Anxious/hopeless/insecure Your emotional reaction to the image that you see indicates how you…
  • How to Stop the Past from Holding You Back

    7 May 2015 | 9:16 pm
    The story of the two monks is one my favorites because of how it vividly captures the essence of what it means to hold on to the past much longer than necessary. How many of us are guilty of hanging onto relationships, material possessions, and outdated ways of thinking that drain our energy? How many of us believe in the false notion that we would not be able to live or be happy without whatever it is we are holding on to? Romantic notions cause us to lament over loss and indulge in unhealthy patterns of self-pity and victim mentality. This tendency significantly lowers our chances of ever…
  • 5 Important Reasons Why We Should Accept Other Peoples Differences

    30 Apr 2015 | 10:30 pm
    “I was raised not to look at people racially. What I was taught is that we’re flowers in the Great Spirit’s garden. We share a common root, and the root is Mother Earth. The garden is beautiful because it has different colors in it, and those colors represent different traditions and cultural backgrounds.” – Native Americans are well-known for their beliefs about the sacredness of nature. Their folklore and traditional customs inspires one to see the holiness in the spirit of everything around us. This instils a deep sense of reverence for Mother Nature into…
  • How to Prevent Burnout While Chasing Your Dreams

    23 Apr 2015 | 9:54 pm
    Every seasoned runner knows that, before starting a new training program, they need to be clear about their end goal. Do they want to build their endurance levels so that they can run long distances? Do they want to focus on building strength so that they can do short but powerful bursts of sprints? Both these training targets require different strategies for building the runner’s fitness and energy levels. In a similar way, we need to “train” ourselves on a psychological level for a challenging, personal goal. Once we are clear about what we want in our life, we need to prepare…
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    In Wealth & Health

  • The Ultimate Cabbage Mix

    Jessa Nowak
    18 May 2015 | 11:05 pm
      Want to add flavor and crunch without adding fat or a ton of calories? With 3 simple ingredients, you can create an amazing topper for tacos, wraps, sandwiches. Adding this ultimate cabbage mix will transform your typical turkey and avocado wrap. It will bring to life that dull tofu taco. It will jazz up your run of the mill lunch or dinner. Plus, you can make the entire recipe for under $3.50 for the entire week!   What you will need: 1 package of coleslaw mix (16 oz), 1 bunch of green onions and 1 bunch of cilantro. Cabbage, The post The Ultimate Cabbage Mix appeared first on In…
  • How to Make the Most out of Life

    Jessa Nowak
    13 May 2015 | 5:59 pm
    Nothing is constant. Our days are numbered. And nothing evokes these feelings like death does. I recently heard the sad news that an old friend of mine from high school had passed away. Sure, when hearing of someone so young dying, most assume an accident . But not this time. This time, it was cancer. Cancer diagnosed in his late 20’s. Cancer that was caught too late to treat effectively. Being in the health field, the first thing that pops into my mind after the wave of shock and grief is, “what caused The post How to Make the Most out of Life appeared first on In Wealth &…
  • Walnut Pesto Chicken Salad

    Jessa Nowak
    10 May 2015 | 10:28 pm
    Looking for a new spin on chicken salad? Try this enormously healthy walnut pesto chicken salad! Healthy Never Tasted so Good Compared to the typical mayo-laden chicken salad, this one tastes 1,000 times better and is 1,000 times better for your health. Why? We have the walnut to thank. Walnuts are the only nut rich in alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). It’s a polyunsaturated fat that is only found in plants. The human body does not manufacture this important nutrient, so we must be deliberate in making sure our diet provides an adequate amount. Adults need 1-2 g of ALA/day, which can The post…
  • 7 Secrets to Marry the Right One at the Right Time

    Jessa Nowak
    5 May 2015 | 11:12 pm
    If you’re in the market for a relationship, the heat is on. Finding the right one to marry is stressful! After all, till death do us part is a long time. Dating is full of excitement and thrill until one day, the inevitable white elephant shows up. Where is this relationship going? Do we take it to the next step? Should we move in together? Am I going to marry this person? When did such a blissful, carefree, fun relationship turn into such a heavy topic?  Since 2000, Americans have slowed the marriage train down significantly. Despite the population growth, marriage rates…
  • Cucumber, Jalapeno Margarita Recipe

    Jessa Nowak
    30 Apr 2015 | 3:28 pm
    Is there anything better than a margarita? Yes. A cucumber and jalapeno infused margarita! If you’ve not yet tasted this amazing combination of flavors, be sure to make this your next cocktail.  And there is no way you’re going to be sipping on a margarita without chips and dip. So, while you’re at it, you may as well make some guacamole. Our latest favorite is a sweet basil guacamole, featured on the Nutrition Twins blog.  Celebrate Cinco de Mayo Cookin’ in the Kitchen ! Since Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner, why not plan a fun Mexican The post…
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    Make a Change


    Ankita Singhal
    8 May 2015 | 4:06 am
    Apprehensive about buying jewellery online? Worry not, here is your checklist that will ensure a smooth hassle-free online shopping experience.
  • What is this new league?

    Ankita Singhal
    7 May 2015 | 1:57 am
    What's hot : What is this new league about?
  • Asus Zenfone 2 seems promising!

    Ankita Singhal
    23 Apr 2015 | 3:24 am
    All about Asus Zenfone 2
  • Glorious wings

    Ankita Singhal
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:28 am
    Glorious Wings, a poem born to inspire
  • ASUS Zenfone 2

    Ankita Singhal
    14 Apr 2015 | 4:01 am
    ASUS Zenfone 2 Are you one of those people who are waiting for Smart phone giants to launch a new smart phone which isn’t just an upgrade of its old models but has a completely innovative design and is all about the new technology that makes you want to simply grab it & make it […]
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