More articles in category: Personal Development

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UNRESOLVED ISSUES CAN IMPACT HEALTH

UNRESOLVED ISSUES CAN IMPACT HEALTH

 

Unresolved issues have been shown to influence our mental and physical health. Typically, we do not like to think or talk about these issues. A key question to ask yourself is, “Do I have a way to check if I are carrying any unfinished business in need of attention?” Thi…

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Lucky Stuff For Luck Stiffs

Upsplash Photo by Todd CravensLucky Stuff For Luck Stiffs

Note: No rabbits were hobbled and no clovers were plucked in the writing of this article.

Even if you were not born under a lucky star or chosen as one of fortune’s favorite few, research has shown there are seven ways to enhance your luck.

1 Relax:

In …

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Stress Overwhelming?

Stress Overwhelming?

 

 

Stress consuming a major part of your energy? If you find yourself burdened maybe even blocked with frustration and anxiety, this article offers practical suggestions for getting free.

 

Stress is a part of life. Once the...

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Life Outside of Your Box

“The major reason for setting a goal is for what it makes of you to accomplish it.

What it makes of you will always be the far greater value than what you get.”

– Jim Rohn

I wrote this article to grow interest in my book titled “Living Outside the Box” Solving the Jigsaw Puzzle that is Your Life. 

I want eve…

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#Articulate/Activate/Achieve

“The love of what you do, combined with your belief in what you do, will not determine your success. It will determine how hard you will work and how dedicated you will be to achieving it. Success just shows up from there.”

– Jeffrey Gitomer

It’s time to really hone in on your goal(s). You’ve done a lot of work since Chapter One. Your goal is wr…

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You Are Not Listening When You…

YOU ARE NOT LISTENING WHEN YOU….

 

INTRODUCTION

I fully admit that I could be characterized as a fanatic about emphasizing the need for a resurgence of non-judgmental listening skills. This comes from two sources. One is that when I have carefully picked someone to provide that skil…

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LISTENING – FIRST AID

LISTENING – A FIRST AID TOOL

 

Every day news is filled with potentially traumatic events – actual live ones or reports from back in time. Every time I am aware of a reported molestation or rape, a killing, an adult or teen suicide, a school shooting, an explosion, grotesque examples of animal cruelty and a…

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5 Levels of Self Talk

Level 1

Level of Negative Acceptance

-“If only I could,” or “I can’t…”

-Of all the levels, this is the most dangerous one.

 Our subconscious minds are waiting on instruction on what to do and how to think. It  does what we tell it to.  

-Clutter, blocks, confusion, self-doubt…it makes no difference how harm...

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WONDERS OF IMAGINATION/PART II:COMPLETE RELAXATION

WONDERS OF IMAGINATION/PART II: COMPLETE RELAXATION IN 60 SECONDS                 (OR LESS WITH PRACTICE)

 

In Part I, I reviewed the many uses of your internal tool called, imagination. It is used to conceive future achievements, to practice new behaviors, “see” images in the clouds or to check if a word “looks correct” for…

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The Proper Mindset

BLESSED & GRATEFUL 

The Power of the Proper Mindset

48 years ago, I woke up in the city that does not sleep. I did not speak English and had no money for the subway. What I had was my new whole life ahead of me, full of dreams and desires, in this blessed country …The USA… with God besides me and prayers from my mother and brothers and sisters I left be…

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Stop Working Yourself To Death

It has been a while since my last post. Life has been hectic, with one thing after another coming up. This post actually will address just that, the busyness of life.

Statistically speaking we as a society, with all of the advancements we have made, are busier than we have ever been before. In some cases, we pride ourselves in being “busy,” with multiple task, an...

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EDUCATION AS SELF-DEFENSE

In a world where information is seemingly at our fingertips, where anything can be known, where learning about anything is easier than it has ever been, we instead find ourselves awash in falsehoods and half-truths. 

How do we know if what we read or hear is true? How do we understand facts, statistics, and the increasingly slanted and biased information surrou…

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Don’t Quit!: Part 1….. Taming self-doubt

                 You just got going, don’t quit now!

 

 You may now need to do some myth busting/ inner critic bashing by taking those negative thoughts and breaking them down. Will they truly effect your result? Will your plan need tweaking to keep you on track with timing and finances?

 Give your inner critic (your own bad self-talk / self-doubt) …

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APPRECIATING IMAGINATION/PART I

                                                                                  

Review with me the many uses available to each of us through imagination. Albert Einstein had been quoted as asserting that imagination may be more important than knowledge. You might need a little time to let that soak in. Come with me on this short jo…

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YOU HAVE A PINK CADILLAC!

“We’re going riding on the freeway of love. In a pink Cadillac.”

Has anyone ever used the words you have written in a book or an article and held on to him or her because it helped him or her in their time of need? Your words, in every book you read is your pink Cadillac. 

During Aretha Franklin’s funeral, there was a fleet of over 100 pink Cad...

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Allow Love!

How willing are you to allow love to flow through you?

ALLOW….

Always

Let

Love

Operate

Willingly

Doesn’t love always operate willingly? Can we ever be unwilling to love?

...
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More Coffee Please!

Have you ever had one of those days when you wake up in the morning and although you know your eyes were closed you somehow feel like you’ve never actually slept? Well, unfortunately for me this is something that happens on a regular basis. I have an extremely hard time falling asleep and when I wake up in the morning, I somehow feel more exhausted than when I…

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How to Use Expectation to Reach Your Dreams

How do we bring our greatest desires into our physical reality? When we embody the energy of having what we want now, we stay in gratitude, and take aligned actions, that is when we begin to see demonstrations. What are demonstrations? They are signs that your desire is already on its way to you.

And tracking those demonstrations is one of the best ways to stay in the…

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Obstacles Along The Journey

“My life has been full of terrible misfortunes most of which never happened.” ~ Michel deMontaigne

When I first saw this quote by Michel deMontaigne I stopped and paused letting it simmer in my mind. It captured so much of my philosophy of how we allow possibilities to hold us back. The infinite possibilities that exist should inspire us to live life to the fu…

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Trust the Net Will Appear

Are you holding back on doing something, anything, out of fear?

I’ve been there many times and as familiar as it is each time it happens, I typically find myself staying safe, not doing the thing, and eventually being met with another opportunity. Then, like Groundhog Day, I go back through the process of feeling excitement! I want!; then a debate in my head – do or d…

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Through the Eyes Series…Part 5

Many people wear me on their sleeves. No matter how hard I try to hide, I always get discovered. People usually tell me to get over myself, or if I would talk it out more then my name wouldn’t have power over me. I often migrate towards anger, depression, or isolation.  

Hello, my name is Hurt…what’s yours?

“Tears are words that the heart can’…

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With love, Louise xoxo

Photo credit by the author Shirley Pierre

My mother always told me I asked too many questions. I was curious about everything. I wanted to know how things worked together, how the stars stayed still in the sky, how did we come onto Earth. One day, I asked my mother if Jesus Christ was a magician because every year in December, He was born. Come spring, He died, and l…

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The benefits of having a S.M.A.R.T.E.R. plan

“Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.”- Pablo Picasso

Once you get your framework of your plan complete, it’s time to start working it. This is where you get to put the pieces into place and fit them together. You have been pla…

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Chaos abounds-transparency no longer transparent

I know many of you can relate to being “duped” by others – family, friends, acquaintances and companies which are ultimately managed by people. You as an entrepreneur have a duty and a responsibility to uphold your principles in order to continue to grow personally and professionally.

I have been through this very experience too many times. Often I found myself t...

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Followership

Followership 

Image from Wikipedia

This article is based on the work of John S. McCallum, Professor of Finance at the I. 

H. Asper School of Business, University of Manitoba

To say someone is a good follower is not the same as calling that person a toady. It is, in fact a compliment. Although leadership is praised and valued in our soci…

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CONCENTRATE ON YOUR SUPERPOWER

STEP FIVE on Value and Purpose

“To those who use well what they are given, even more will be given, and they will have an abundance. But from those who do nothing, even what little they have will be taken away.” Jesus NLT

“I make coffee disappear. What’s your superpower?” Author Unknown

 ·      Quit playing the comparison game

It’s …

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The Diamond Friend

 Why do we confuse our friends with our enemies and our enemies with our friends? What a sad reality we live in. A lot of people don’t really know the difference at all.

 People who want to reap benefits will always come across nicer and have learned the power of charisma and smooth talking. They will always seem more appealing. They can’…

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The Comparison Trap

The importance of my message today is imperative. I am all too guilty of doing this and in this age of social media, I know you are too. 

Many of us are getting caught in what I like to call, The Comparison Trap, which is constantly comparing ourselves, our lives and our status to those around us. 

This trap has been ingrained in us since our elementary s...

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Go Through the Board

“Shoot for the moon… if you miss it at least you will be among the stars.”

I have heard this statement, or something similar, from many a motivational speaker. The idea, of course, is to reach for lofty goals. Why not? This is your life, after all. It seems sensible to live it the way you want. And it does make sense that you will find yourself somewhere improved if…

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Growth doesn’t require pain!

There are those who state that we must go back into our inner child and experience the pain and traumatic feelings to heal our adult lives. I believe this is a flawed premise!

Here’s why….

Those tremendously painful experiences of our past do not affect our now unless we invite them forward by our focused attention. Our past is ol…

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Happy Monday?

Happy Monday. Have you ever had someone say that to you? You probably have heard someone say, “Enjoy your weekend” or “Happy Friday” but not often if ever do you hear Happy Monday. However, I make a point to say Happy Monday every week. Yep, I really do say Happy and Monday in the same sentence. 

Do you wake up dreading Mondays thinking not another week? For me, i…

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How I Won by Losing

How I Won by Losing

Image from rawpixel at upsplash.com

I firmly believe that one main difference between people who follow through and achieve and those who drop out along the way is how they handle failure. Some of us act as though an endeavor has only two possible outcomes — success or failure.

To such people the world is a terrifying all o…

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CREATE YOUR FOCUS

STEP FOUR in Value & Purpose

 

“You have to stay focused and be mentally tough. That’s what I’ve really learned: every day is a grind, and you have to go hard.” Chris Gronkowski

 

“The biggest challenge is to stay focused. It’s to have the discipline when there are so many competing things.” Alexa Hirschfeld

In a world wh...

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For the LOVE of Money (a book review)

I just finished reading Jen Sincero’s book; “You are a Badass at Making Money”

AND I LOVED IT!

She is quirky and funny and spiritual and totally ON POINT with her perceptions and teachings around what it takes to be a BADASS at making mon…

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Let It Go!

The message is this: LET IT GO!

Because the OTHER shoe is dropping my friend, whether you like it or not!

(Hint: There’s always going to be a shoe dropping as you go through life.)

Shoes I take VERY seriously.

But the rest of life?

I don’t take that seriously. I mean, like most things in my life, I’m past the seriousness of most ...

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Finding your way by finding your Why and Vision

How many of us just jump into our vehicle to go somewhere without knowing where we want to end up or why we are doing it to begin with?

Most people don’t because they would find it wasteful or frustrating because they would just be spinning their wheels going nowhere they wanted to be.

The same stands true for our journey to attain and achieve our dreams...

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3 Tips to Swap Misery for Feeling Better

We all want to feel good, right?

So, why are so many of us miserable?

Are you feeling miserable? Does misery seem to stick to you like gum on your shoe?

As a past Queen of Misery, I didn’t know that there was really a choice. I thought you just accepted life as it hit you in the face. Come what may, grit your teeth, and bear it!

Feeli...

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Signs you’re dealing with an emotional manipulator

We all know what it feels like to be emotionally manipulated. It can be extremely effective, which is why some unscrupulous individuals do it so much.

It’s precisely because emotional manipulation can be so destructive that it’s important for you to recognize it in your own life. It’s not as easy as you might think, because emotional manipulators are typically …

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Disappearing Is Okay

Reading Time; 30 Seconds

 

Disappearing Is Okay

 

 

 

In our current culture everyone is hustling to portray an interesting life. Between Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter etc people are trying to show the world how exciting and hardworking t...

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CHANGE THE WAY YOU THINK

STEP THREE to Value & Purpose

“Thoughts close more doors then they open. This causes limitation. Action opens more doors then it closes. This results in liberation. I suggest spending less time on trying to change thoughts and more time on the action steps you will take to prove your current thoughts wrong. Once you take consistent, habitual action…

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Conquering Fear: How to Find More Courage

You have a great idea, a strong drive to do something, or an unshakeable feeling you need to take action. You’re all jazzed up, ready to go, and then… the voice kicks in. “Are you sure you can do this?” “But what if you fail?” “What will people think?” “Who do you think you are? Someone that successful? Give me a break.”

Enter: the words of your limiting beliefs, di…

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In Need Of a Feelings Tune-up?

IN NEED of a FEELINGS TUNE UP?

 

Your Feeling Reality. In this piece I am asking you to take a moment to consider what you feel moment to moment and consider how you express them. To get a picture of the free flow of feelings, I ask you to imagine children playing in a stream or running onto the playground at recess. They laugh, they fall a…

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Collaborate and Make it Great!

There can often be a degree of hesitation when collaborating with a friend or even family member on a project. Often times we find ourselves looking back at ideas that should have been more successful had it not been the people you worked with.

It is safe to say that we have all been in a room with one/multiple friends and a huge idea gets out. At that moment you f...

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Are You Wasting Your Summer Vacation Potential?

You know when you’re young and you go to school you get a chance to have a summer vacation.

You look forward to summer vacation all year long, and then, bam, it hits you.

Some kids actually get a chance to go on some vacation, but if you’re like how I was you pretty much stayed around the house all summer long, watched a lot of TV, slept all day....

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Using Crystals and Oils for Manifesting

I have been studying and teaching manifesting for more than 20 years. Lately I heard a definition of manifestation that I absolutely love.

Manifesting is not something you do – it’s what you are. Manifesting is an outward expression of your inner being. It makes visible your background thoughts and feelings and expresses your core self....

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You Look So Happy!

“You look so happy!”

To me, this is the best compliment I could ever receive!

In years past, I rarely received this compliment. I was too busy looking for all the bad stuff happening in my world around me and letting everyone else know.

Now that I am a recovering chronic complainer, my world is ...

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5 Tips for Saving

Make Saving Money a Habit, Not a Chore

For better or for worse, habit is everything. Developing a habit can take months of dedication and discipline. By anticipating what saving money can do for you, you tend to be more determined to save. Therefore, it is important to set aside a fixed amount every time you receive money so that saving becomes jus…

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How To Stand In Your Power

Recently I was robbed!

I can’t lie.

They stole my JOY!

To be fair, I kinda let it hang out there for the taking.

As much as it was stolen, it probably ran from me.

And if I’m being honest, I probably just let it go – but blaming seems to somehow feel better in the interim.

Blaming actually feels justified.

It sometimes feels …

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CHOOSE THE POWER OF FORGIVENESS

STEP TWO to Value and Purpose

“Forgiving isn’t something you do for someone else. It’s something you do for yourself. It’s saying, ‘You’re not important enough to have a stranglehold on me.’ It’s saying, ‘You don’t get to trap me in the past. I am worthy of a future. I’m moving on to peace and happiness.’” — Jodi Picoult

 ·      Unload and unhitch

To f…

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When the Thunder Booms

When the Thunder Booms – When the Buttons on the Snake’s Tail Rattle-

 

This article is to raise awareness of the role feelings can play in keeping us safe.  I believe that most of us could benefit from a tune up on being aware of our feeling states moment to moment.  I invite you to focus on two primary feeling words, Fear and Guil…

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Good Listening Skills

So many times we could avoid problems by just stopping and listening and then responding with respect. Good listening is to make someone feel safe in speaking to you as a confidante. In order to maintain strong alliances, you need that person to feel safe coming to you when something goes wrong, whether it’s your family, friends, or coworkers. When we respond we must respo…

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Follow Divine Guidance for an Easier Earth Life

My Heavenly boy, Jeremy, channeled his divine guidance to create a book titled “Jeremy Shares His Love From Above” coming soon thanks to the wonderful GoRead Team. Jeremy wanted to help more people than just his family and friends through the transitioning of a loved one from the Earth realm to Home (Heaven) so he encouraged me, his mother, to assist him in writing …

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Staying Strong Through Difficulty

Staying Strong Through Difficulty

Dealing with the unexpected is part of life but knowing this doesn’t make it any easier when you’re going through a difficult time.

Whether you’re dealing with a job rejection, entrepreneurial challenges, heartbreak, or the loss of a loved one, these four strategies can help fortify you to forge a…

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How to Get Unstuck!

Have you ever felt stuck?

You know the feeling; the same old bad-feeling things seem to be happening over and over. Everywhere you look it’s a dead-end.

There is a reason for feeling stuck. Feeling stuck is the product of your pattern of thinking. Your patterns of thought have attracted more thoughts like them. It is law. Your point of attract...

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Changing My Tune – Part 2

So where were we? Oh yes. I had left the car and was about to walk into the hospital. In case you missed it, you may catch up by reading, “Changing My Tune – Part 1” before continuing further.

When I entered the hospital, I got a little lost and asked a gentlema…

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Making a Difference to Your Future

We often make creating a life we love living filled with the things we desire the most difficult. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Not at all. I am going to share with you the one single thing that would make the BIGGEST difference to you and to your future.

So here it is.

You are living in a field of energy and it is this field of energy that manifes...

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Skill or Attitude-For The Deepest Satisfaction

Taking on a massive project or launching a business or undertaking a massive life changing endeavor can all be daunting when you think about the task as a whole. The Picture accompanying this article is a forty-five inch by thirty inch decor piece hand crafted and manually assembled on an outdoor wall of my house.

You may remember one of my earlier articles highli...

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Who Are You?

Please note that this article is shared with permission from http://maybaydoun.com

Self-love is a prerequisite for self confidence. Similarly, self knowing is a prerequisite for self-love.  It can be very difficult to love what you don’t know, or rather, who you don’t know.  Imagine loving yoursel…

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For The Leaders Who Want To Change The World

This is a message for the CREATIVES & LEADERS only.

People are going to tell you what to do – ALL DAY LONG.

You can’t stop this.

Recently, I’ve been told, sometimes by well-meaning friends, family members and other times by acquaintances and even then sometimes by strangers, on:

  • how I should run my business
  • how I should ...
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FEEDBACK is life-giving

FEEDBACK is life -giving.

By Gary J. Butler, Ph.D.

 

(Butterfly picture used by permission from Painting with a Twist)

 

Feedback comes to us from inside and outside. It takes on many forms and helps guide us through various stages of our life from infanc…

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Where the Magic Happens

Where might that be? It’s all about the s p a c e , one of my favorite things and topics in the whole wide world.

The moments in between THE moments.

The pauses in your days. The breaks where you may be tempted to think you need to be DOING something productive.  

This isn’t a new topic, I’ve mentioned it a time or t…

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Appreciating the Power of Appreciation

It has been boiling hot here this summer, so one day last week I stopped in to a gas station’s convenience store for a cold drink. I was on one end of the store, far from the cash register, when I overheard this conversation between the cashier and a customer:

Cashier: “Hello. How are you today?”

Customer, shouting: “Terrible!”

Cashier, repeating softl…

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3 Simple C’s to STOP Teen Suicide

Dear anyone considering suicide: please don’t give up. You are needed. You are wanted. You are important. You are loved. You are beautiful. “

 -teenagerposts.tumbler, Teenager Post#4217 

 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the suicide rate for girls ages fifteen to nineteen has doubled between t…

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68-Seconds to Shift!

Living in rural Texas with no city or street lights allows me the privilege of observing gorgeous night skies. Porch-sitting early this morning, the sky was dark and clear so that the moon shone so brightly it almost hurt my eyes to gaze upon it. Usually the stars are brilliantly shining against the dark sky, but this morning the moon overpowered the brilliance of the st…

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Going Back To School In Your 30s

If you would have asked me a few years ago if I’d ever be going to get my post secondary education I would have given you a resounding “no.” At that time I had been in my career field for over a decade, I was working close to home, I was in an industry I knew in and out and was making decent money. Everything in my life was stable for the first time in a long time and…

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Making Your Dreams Come True

Something big happened this week! So big that the intended article, “Changing My Tune – Part 2”, has been pushed to next time. This scribble was inspired by one of my Facebook posts from early May.

I am so excited!! I am making my dreams come true! I always envisioned myself writing a book or having a magazine…since I was very young. I did not know what these would …

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How Loving Yourself Can Change Your Life
Quill Cloud

Like most people, my life has not been easy. However, I am grateful for everything in it, the good, the bad and the ugly. Because I now know that we all came here to learn and to grow and it is the challenges that face us that grow us the fastest. But do not mis…

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The Ugly Truth: You STILL Don’t Know What You Want

The BIG problem facing most of us is that we still don’t really know what we want.

We think we want to win the lottery. We think that’s all we want and we go about our lives as if we’ve figured it out.

But the lottery, like so many false pleasures in our lives, are just that, BUFFERS.

Buffers that keep us from really digging deep and really finding answe...

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A Step and A Leap

Sometimes, a leap of faith and a first step are synonymous.

Ok, that statement isn’t exactly revolutionary. In fact, it’s probably not even unique. But it’s something I’ve come to understand quite recently. The simple fact is the only real difference between a leap of faith and a first step is our emotional response to it…and what they require of us. A first step …

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Listening: An Endangered Skill

Listening: An Endangered Skill (Picture used by permission of Painting with a Twist)

 

When I think about all the literally thousands of hours I have sat in front of people who seek advice for the variety of issues that confront them, I am aware of thinking how often a trained listener could be as effective as I was. My mission is to encourage people to put d…

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Mapping Out Your Goals

Today I am going to help you understand how you can achieve your goals? All of your goals/dreams can be divided into 3 separate steps. The first being short term, second medium term, and third long term.

Your dream needs to be set as a goal, and they need to be set in order so that you don’t overwhelm yourself. Typically individuals looking to get married, buy a …

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Do NOT be Victimized by Your Emotions

What comes to mind when you think about hosting visitors? Ugh, the dreaded “mother-in-law” syndrome? Maybe it’s the pesky neighbours or maybe it’s those bratty nieces and nephews. Wait! That’s not the entire list – what happened to the beloved friends, the adoring sibling, the ladies from “lives past” or the guys who were buddies from your childhood. Having visitors can be…

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For new Authors on GoRead

For new Authors on GoRead 

The image is from Pixabay.

I wrote this at the request of writers I am mentoring. New authors join all the time and I hope this will be helpful to them.

For tips on writing articles check out https://www.goread.com/autho...

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Do You Have a Heart-Wall?

It is estimated that 93% of people have a Heart-Wall, per Dr. Bradley Nelson. Dr. Bradley Nelson is a Chiropractor, the author of the Emotion Code Book, and he utilizes and teaches the healing modalities of the Emotion Code and the Body Code. These healing modalities release trapped energy to cor…

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Get Started!

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” Mark Twain

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” Walt Disney 

Hard work – performing or carrying on with great energy, intensity, or persistence.

Consistency – harmony of conduct or practice with profession.

Focus – a point of concentration; a cen…

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The Need for Emotions

All creation is driven by needs. Think about it, the moment something was brought into this World, whether it was a human, animal, or a plant, it came out with the need to be nurtured, fed, changed, talked to, and loved on. A need tells us that something is necessary, or an action is required for survival.  

“We have a natural need for emotions, …

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3 Kinds of Sorry

I am Canadian eh! ( ….and I am actually not sure I ever say ‘eh’)

One thing Canadians are known for is for saying “I’m Sorry” A LOT! 

This article isn’t just for or about Canadians though, it’s for everyone who finds themselves saying “I’m Sorry” WAY TOO MUCH!

I’m Sorry has become a universal catch all phrase used with NO real regard for it’s purpose…

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Honest Answers

At this point, we all know about motivational posters, vision boards, daily goals and what not. And almost everybody has at least one or more accountability partners ready to help out in a pinch. But the simple fact is, none of that means anything if it’s not actually getting you up and moving forward in your life. It doesn’t matter how popular something is or how many peopl…

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Rediscovering Joy

Rediscovering Joy

 Image is a photo taken by the author

This past weekend I attended a family reunion of thirty-three family members between the ages 16 months to 95 years old who gathered at Cannon Beach in Oregon. We came from Maine, Minnesota, Georgia. Texas, Iowa and Oregon.  Like every family, we had losses to mourn but we had lives to celebrate too. We …

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Words Have Power

Have you ever stopped to think about what you say throughout your day? Do you complain? Do you encourage others? What exactly do you say? While we may not think it’s important, initially, you’ll soon realize that the words you speak become the life you lead. Have you ever seen a very negative person live an amazing and blessed life? Probably not. Our words are energetic …

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How to Let Go of Perfectionism and Find More Joy

For as long as I can remember, perfectionism is something I’ve struggled with. It’s shown up in everything from polishing school assignments to planning a “perfect” wedding. It’s reared its ugly head in making me feel I wasn’t good enough if my output/project/speech/response didn’t meet my expectations. And in many ways, it held me back from pursuing my passions sooner and…

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Are You Using Your Wings?

Are you using them?

Yes, your wings. Maybe not a big full feathery set, but your super powers that allow you to

S O A R above the funk that brings you down.

[I also find it important to always state that this “self-help” style content is never ever about being complacent or letting it be a game of escapism; reality is important …

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Me as the main focus!

   I am lucky to have an extended vacation and I wanted to concentrate this vacation on de stressing and becoming healthy. I thank all the life coaches on GoRead who have given so many tips in their articles to get healthy, but at this time I just want to do nothing. I have been able to arrange my life to have no obligations, no schedules. I can just be free and listen to m...

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Fear and Optimism

If you’re not the star of your movie, you’re the supporting actor in someone else’s drama.

It’s time to take control.

Don’t be afraid of being afraid. I’m scared of lots of stuff. I’m terrified of others. If something scares you, pay attention. You may not know why you are getting creeped out by that particular cab driver, but if you are, don’t get in th…

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The Time Was Short

One day a little pigeon was sitting on the ground all sad, alone, and in pain. A beautiful white dove landed next to her. The little pigeon asked the dove where was he going. He replied he was off to heaven on one of his regular trips. The little pigeon asked if the dove would do her a favour.

“What would you like?” asked the Dove.

“Please, kind dove, ask…

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The Voice That Counts

As a teen, I often entertained grandiose visions of becoming a best-selling novelist one day. I spent most of my spare time writing anything that came to mind: poetry, plays, short stories, journal entries. Then all my dreams were shattered in a single moment.

Ms. Danson was a tall, imposing woman who looked more like a football player than a schoolteacher. She …

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Owning Your Brilliance

Imagine waking up to this beautiful sunrise fall morning and the picture above is the view from your pillow – how would you feel seeing this? For me it was surreal. I felt grounded in nature. Excited to be awake. I felt rested and energized. Reluctant to move, until the sun does. It was a perfect angle to allow the touch of snow to glisten and the colour of the leaves s…

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Three who Refused the Label of Failure

Three who Refused the Label of Failure 

Image from Pixabay

  

The band: Johnny and the Moondogs, AKA The Quarrymen went through name changes before they settled on the name they became known by. Stu Sutcliffe, Tommy Moore, and Pete Best dropped in and out before the band before they settled on the permanent members. Band members swapped instrume...

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In the Moment

Last night I was hurrying across my backyard when I noticed the sunset. I stopped in my tracks to admire it. Then I began thinking, how many times am I too rushed to even notice? Or conversely, when I notice I feel I must take photos, and get over-involved in that rather than the beauty.  

How many times do we simply stop and enjoy the moment? (Yes, I’m laughing at…

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Things 2 Master After 30

One thing that makes it scarier is feeling like you haven’t accomplished all the life stuff you set out to in your teens or 20s. I’m not talking about climbing mountain tops — I’m talking about becoming the happiest, healthiest, all-around best person you can be.

Here is a list of skills you’ll want to master in your 30s, 40s, 50s and so on. Let me know what skills …

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Changing My Tune – Part 1

Two days before surgery on the left eye, the realization came and the decision was made. I welcomed back Trust and Faith into my life. I embraced Fear with Love and Courage. All would be okay.

As I mentioned in my previous scribble, “Here We Go Aga…

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The 30 Day Challenge Part 2

The First Challenge. Coming up with a Challenge. 

When your mind is so bogged down with tasks it is hard to choose just one to focus on and make a priority. This is how I am feeling right now, hence my first 30 day challenge being coming up with A challenge. This is proving not to be an easy task. 

My first step was to get it all out of m…

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30 Tips to Take Control of Your Life (cont’d)

11. Don’t compromise when you feel strongly about something.

12. Develop a love for learning.

13. Write a handwritten note to the people in your life you want to connect with the most…

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The Importance of Routine

I am going to take a little bit of a break with regards to talking about my favourite article topic, Real Estate, and take this time to write about the power of having a solid routine. 

The life of a realtor and investor, as we all know, can be very sporadic, messy and spontaneous. So I cannot stress to you enough the importance of having a structure, an…

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Think Big, Dream Big, Do Big Things

Some time ago I wrote an article entitled “The Cost of Success”. Recently, I have been thinking about how success begins with our thoughts and actions. There was a time when I would see  people accomplish major things and be highly successful and wonder how were they able to achieve so much. There was a time when I would only think about doing something or dream about d…

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The New Psychology of Success

The New Psychology of Success

Mindsets: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck is the basis for this article.

Image from Pixabay

Dweck defines mindset as how we view and inhabit what we believe to be our personality. Those with a “fixed mindset” assume that our character, intelligence and creativity are stable and unchangeable so success i...

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How You Start Your Day Can Set You Up for Success

As a coach or helping professional, do you sometimes struggle with following through on your own goals? I know I sometimes do.

Personally, the advice we often hear to start our day with the most important thing first doesn’t work for everyone. It hasn’t worked for me.

For some people, this advice just causes their anxiety to ramp up.

I’m someone who…

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The Distant Shore

Do you have a dream? Do you sometimes feel like you’re in a small rowboat, rowing endlessly to a distant shore? And it never seems to get closer, and you ache and burn….

Well, I know how you feel. I am at last committed to living out my dream–to write that novel. I’ve been writing for decades, and sometimes it feels like the current is sweeping me farther and farther…

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Your Happy Place

By now, we know that life can throw some surprisingly dramatic curve balls at us. Whether you’re trying to make incremental improvements to your current situation or hoping for massive jumps, certain troubles always seem to arise. You start making deliveries and your car breaks down. You start getting in shape and break a bone. You try to make use of your spare time a…

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Why it’s Okay to Want what you Want

From a very young age most of us have been told that we can’t have what we want. We can’t have that cookie. We can’t have that toy. No, we can’t have whatever catches our eye at the store. This is the primary reason why today, even as adults, we feel like we can’t own what we truly want. Well I’m here to tell you that you can.

What is ...

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Live In The Flow!

Our natural state of being is to Allow, to Receive, and to Flow! Flow through life riding the ups and the downs with no resistance or getting stuck, but just allowing. Allowing everything that comes our way to just be and know that it was all divinely planned and God sent for us to grow and to evolve.

When life is understood from this perspective, it is a bit easi...

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Daddy

As a child, I loved saying the word, “Daddy”, because it sounded like gentle-strength. I remember playing quietly in my room and talking to daddy. No one heard me, but I would talked to him as if he were there, because in my idealistic world, he was. I was a great pretender. Pretending made the difficult moments easier. My daddy would show up and make things right, if only ...

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He Who Fights Monsters

“He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby become a monster.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

How can we analyze this quote? It’s quite a heavy one that can probably be approached from several different angles, but let’s try one of them. If you physically fight monsters, you end up either slaying them or getting yourself slain. But if the fight …

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30 Tips to Take Control of Your Life

1. Identify where you are stuck in your life. Take steps toward getting unstuck, even if it means pushing well beyond your comfort zone. Action is the only remedy for fear.

2. Develop your obser…

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The 30 Day Challenge

The 30 day Challenge:

Most of you are probably somewhat familiar with the 30 day challenge. Maybe you’ve done one yourself, or perhaps a family member or friend told you about it. My introduction came through work when we were having a discussion about maintaining a growth mindset for ourselves. I really enjoyed this topic as the focus was on our growth wi…

108.
The Benefits of Nightime Journaling

Journaling is a common and beneficial practice that is often recommended for emotional, mental, spiritual, and psychological health. It is easy to do and offers an excellent opportunity to work through the emotional and stressful challenges of life. A journal does not judge you or offer advice; it is simply a sounding board for you to work through thoughts and feeling…

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Why me?

How many times have you heard someone ask this question or have you asked this question? Usually when something “bad” happens we reflect on the negative of the situation and the impact it has on us and then we feel victimized.

I believe the “Why me question” should be a positive question to ask when we are faced with unforeseen situations. How life’s surprises imp...

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A Bad Boss Can Make U Sick

In America, many bosses are a major cause of stress at work. Most American workers believe their bosses are a major cause of stress at work. However, most of them would not leave the job. Statistics show that employees get used to their jobs despite the fact that they are unhappy. This further complicates their process of resignation as they are no longer motivated to se…

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WHEN HOPE IS LOST

In today’s climate when everyone is searching, searching for some ways to validate their very existence; HOPE seem to be excluded from their search.

We want to have a sense of purpose. A sense of acceptance and a sense of accomplishment.  

Most of us find our purpose through our vocation while others find a sense of purpose through their passi…

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Feel on Top of the World

It’s simpler than you may think. So simple, that it may in fact aggravate you.

You decide that THAT is how you want to feel.

There are so many resources out there on power poses, affirmations, ways to move your body/brain/energy to allow for abundance and yes, I’m into basically all of them . . . BUT the step I think that matters the most is simply deciding. …

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Ebook 101

Word Count: 593

Read Time: 4 Minutes

What is an ebook?

An ebook is a book, converted into a special format (there are many formats and types) that can be read on electronic devices. There are two different styles of ebooks and they come in several different file formats, depending on where you buy your ebook and how you read…

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The Most Important Thing To Remember

Obviously, if you haven’t figured out that the only way to do your life is to do your life they way you want to and let ALL the opinions about you and how you choose to live fly out the window.

By the way, you have to do that to step fully into your purpose!

You have to NOT GIVE TWO HOOTS what people think if you are going to step into your p…

115.
How to Use Your Energy to Change Your Life

The day I took full responsibility for my life is the day everything changed. When I truly realized that I literally create everything that manifests in my physical reality, and accepted that things happen through me, not to me, was the day I owned my power. And that is true of every single person on this Earth. We create every part of our lives. Now most people do t…

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Confidence

Have you ever noticed that when you are confident you can achieve something, you usually do?

I have observed this in myself and in other people too. So why do you think this is? The power of our minds is incredible and, as I have said on many occasions, we use less than 10% of it’s potential. This is an incredible fact that when I first tell people they don’t beli...

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Recognizing Rightness

As painful as it is to accept, we all fall sometimes. That’s true for everyone—from the most experienced to the least. Setbacks set in. Failures happen. Plans fall apart. Everyone will experience failure at some point, whether we like it or not. 

On the surface, that’s a fairly sensible understanding, and an easy concept to grasp. Bad things happen a…

118.
How to Stop Being Hard on Yourself

A recent study showed that women criticize themselves an average of eight times a day. And almost half admit to starting as early as before 9:30am.

I’m sure many of you can relate to this. Whether it be criticizing our own appearance, berating ourselves for forgetting something, or engaging in self deprecating humour, we as women can easy fall …

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REST? part 3

This is the third part of my series about rest. I have learned so much about this concept “rest”. When I started these articles I never imaged the complexity of this concept Rest, I truly thought that taking a “rest” was a simple act of pleasure. I now realize that this rest concept as I first defined it may be an illusion. Let me review these last few weeks from when…

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Win The Day!

I think we can all agree that everything, the little and big things, add up to something after being compounded over time. You don’t notice one minute after inhaling a cheeseburger, fries and a Diet Coke that your pants are fitting snug, but you do notice it after repeating that each day for a week. Similarly, you don’t need to tighten up your belt loop after eating one sal…

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The Irresistible Power of Story Speak by Nicholas

The Irresistible Power of Story Speak by Nicholas Boothman

Image from Pixabay

“Once upon a time” are magic words that can quiet a fussy child. The child knows that something interesting is about to happen — a story.

When Warren Buffet speaks, people listen. And it’s not because the man is rich. Well, not just because …

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Character

CHARACTER

I have coached a lot of kids who impacted me in one way or another, but I don’t think I’ve ever had one impress me quite as much as Matthew.

Matthew was 12 years old when I coached him in football. He was a big, strong lineman. (Hey, you can never have too many of those, right?) Matthew was a black child with a difficult home ...

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Exercise Your Mind

“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” ~ Joseph Addison

For the past couple of years, I have set a goal as to how many books I will read each year. This started because I realized I was not keeping in alignment with something I valued. I love books, and I love to read, but I was not making time to read and enjoy any of the books I had acquired…

124.
So You Are The Driver, Where Do You Want To Go?

Self-awareness, self-control and self-discipline are three skill sets that can be learned, trained and refined, once mastered can lead to an incredibly powerful life. That is if one chooses to want a powerful life. A life where you are the designer and you get to choose where you want to…

125.
FLIP The Switch

Have you ever experienced one of those moments when someone says something so obvious and simple but extremely relevant and impactful at the same time? It’s like a switch was flipped and the light immediately eliminated the darkness. YES! THAT moment! I was fortunate enough to experience this life changing moment a few decades ago AND I barely knew the person responsible. …

126.
How to Begin Living a Minimalist Lifestyle

Minimalism: it seems to be one of the new “it” concepts, like self care and intuitive eating. But what does it really mean?

While there are many definitions, one of my favourites comes from Becoming Minimalist. According to them, a minimalist is someone who is “intentionally trying to live with only the things [they] really need.” And they go on to say that “At…

127.
How to Make Things Happen

We all think of wonderful ideas about things to do, to create, and places to go. The ideas are overflowing. However, if the great ideas are not evolving into physical reality, one might want to ask the following questions.

Did I write down my great idea?

Did I make a plan for it?

Did I schedule it in?

My husband, who is a master at manif...

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To visualize or not to visualize: What works?

Do you visualize yourself reaching a goal? Has it helped you in the past? If you’re like me, visualizing yourself achieving a goal doesn’t work that well. Yet, according to the self-help literature, if we actively see ourselves having reached the goal, we will be more likely to achieve it. But, the sports psychology literature emphasizes that we should visualize the p…

129.
Dirt Off Your Shoulder & Face Failure

Ah, sweet failure. 

Everyone fails. Ev.ery.one. Don’t believe anything different. However, what is different are the varied ways that individuals handle failure.

Within the field of positive psychology, it’s pointed out {with basis in science and research} that failure is the fuel for success.

How are you curren…

130.
You are Here to Remember….

Do you believe in the Universe/God/ Source or some version of a higher power ?

Have you ever gone through something in your life where you thought to yourself

“…why am I being tested or punished?”

Insinuating that the Powers That Be intervene with little tests here and there so they can determine a pass or fail…… Pass? you win!  Fail? your life is goi…

131.
Choose Your Pain!

“There are two types of pain, one that hurts you and the other that changes you.” Unknown

You and I have a CHOICE to make. Not just today, but with every waking moment of every day. We all have to CHOOSE OUR PAIN!

Yet, choosing the pain is not enough. We also must choose at what level of pain are we willing to live with when i...

132.
DON’T TELL ME I CAN’T DO IT!

Whenever I hear that nagging voice whispering in my ear telling me that I can’t do something, I remind myself of my senior year in college. 

I was working on my final project— a 3-D animation project that was not working out to my liking. It was mostly due to the old technology and the outdated 3-D programs the school still used and what I wanted to achieve the t…

133.
The Likeable U

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likeable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few — the good looking, the fiercely social, and the incredibly talented. It’s easy to fall prey to this misconception.

Being likeable is under your control, and it’s a matter of emotional intelligence. Unlike innate, fixed characte…

134.
Go Where You Want To Go-Know Where You Want To Go

We all know that every day is a journey, from the moment we rise until we retire at night. Every step that we take throughout the day leads us somewhere. If we are intentional, each step will lead us in the direction we want and need to go to achieve our goals. This creates a productive day! We go to sleep feeling like we have accomplished so much and that we are steps close…

135.
5 Positive Ways to Build Your Belief In Yourself

We all start out as kids with big dreams; we want to be movie stars, astronauts and sports superstars. We want to be somebody. But then we get out into the real world and it starts beating us down, and then we start beating ourselves down. We get to the point where we have little or no belief in ourselves.

To achieve what you want in life, you h...

136.
I Am My Mother’s Keeper

Love flowed from mother’s heart as she nervously acknowledged me growing in her tummy and prepared to face the world alone. My father had resumed life with the family my mother learned about once she announced the pending bundle of joy. My grandparents stood in expected judgement, disappointed by their eighteen year old daughter’s irresponsible act against God. Little…

137.
Be Grateful

 Does anybody ever get a happy ending? Does anybody ever kiss the right frog? Do moments really never happen or only happen once in a life-time? I day dream a lot. I used to day dream and get negative results because I’d never do anything with my day-dreams. I think day-dreaming is just ideas that you haven’t found a way to put together into a goal.

 I’ve had the…

138.
The Nice Weather

Please note that this article is shared with permission from http://maybaydoun.com.



The warm weather is upon us and it feels great! Montreal winters are way too long.  From mid-September to just about early to mid-May, the weather is too cool to get go out w…

139.
Staying Positive

How do you stay positive when everything seems to be going wrong?

As an entrepreneur,

I am no stranger to the emotional roller coaster of being my own boss. Some days I flip flop like a fish, so motivated and ready to take on the world to so depressed and questioning everything!

The new year seemed so promi…

140.
The Monthly Challenge

Have you ever tried learning a musical instrument? I have always watched other people play and make music and thought about how fun it would be. The instrument I’ve always wanted to play is the guitar. This past month I decided to commit 30 minutes a day to playing to see just how far I could get. I really managed to surprise myself. 

To be honest, I…

141.
To do Lists revamped

I feel as though I live in an endless sea of things to do. The list simply never ends. Every day I add 20 items and accomplish one or two. On a great day, I can tick off three things from the list. The more productive I try to be, the more I feel like I am falling behind. What is it that makes us try to do so much all the time? Does it even benefit us in any way? I am tired …

142.
No Mud…No Lotus

During those low times, when you are struggling and feeling like nothing is going right, that is when to remember one of the most powerful Laws of the Universe – the Law of Rhythm.

This law states that everything vibrates and moves to certain rhythms. This is why there is day and night, the tides come in and they go out, it establishes the seasons and various p…

143.
No Mud….No Lotus

During those low times, when you are struggling and feeling like nothing is going right, that is when to remember one of the most powerful Laws of the Universe – the Law of Rhythm.

This law states that everything vibrates and moves to certain rhythms. This is why there is day and night, the tides come in and they go out, it establishes the seasons and various …

144.
Home Vibes – Where Do You Get Your Fix?

The Feeling of Home

What’s that to you? I’m writing from thousands of feet up, en flight from Missouri. I was born and raised and then frolicked on my own in the Show Me State for the first 29 years of my life. When I think of home, it’s actually not so much about the places, things, people, exact memories, but it’s a feeling. A feeling of warmth…

145.
Leave No Stone Unturned, Pt. 2

After my friend’s introduction to stones and crystals that I wrote about in my last article in “Leave No Stone Unturned, Pt.1”, I started to be a little more aware of what stones attracted my attention or that suddenly showed up in the most unexpected time in my …

146.
REST part 2

Rest Part 2

                 Last week I wrote about the benefits of rest, in its simplest form. I started my rest period 4 days ago, but life interrupted my plans. The fact that I have finished all work related responsibilities meant that these life interruptions did not have a great impact. I will just give myself more days to do “nothing”. I must admit I derived...

147.
Credit Myths and Misconceptions

There are many credit myths and credit misconceptions but don’t let incorrect information influence your credit behavior.

Some of the most common credit myths are:

Your score drops if you check your own credit.This widespread credit misconception fools a lot of people, but viewing your own report and score is counted as a “Soft inquiry” and doesn…

148.
Your Life! Pay Now or Pay Later?

Many of us have varying levels of self awareness and self control and it is something that we may embrace or not. Wherever you are, there is no right or wrong, it is just where you are in your journey. Please don’t forget that. Too often we make ourselves wrong with our own self-criticisms or others wrong by our judgment and thoughts. Becoming self-aware is a journey in its…

149.
“I’ve Got This” — For My Mom

Six years ago, if you had told me I’d be running my own editing service and publishing company, I would have laughed and said you’re out of your mind. In 2012, when my first novel came out, I had no idea what Facebook was, I’d never read a blog, and social media was a term I couldn’t begin to define. But my publisher told me it was a must for today’s authors. So, I dove …

150.
First Ride Out: Post Eye Surgery

Today marks two weeks since the eye surgery. The specialist was serious in saying that it takes 60 days to really see the success, or not, of the surgery. The last fourteen days have been a roller coaster of small wins and of disappointments. Initially the results were looking great. The ocular eye pressure in the surgery eye had dropped significantly to a 10 from high 30-4...

151.
7 Ways to Turn Your Dreams Into Reality

Is there a gap between what you know or the skills you have, and the information or the skills you need to actualize your dream? These seven steps will help.

1. Start with the end in mind.

Determine your goals and ask yourself: Where do I want to be …

152.
Done Again? A Starting Stuff excerpt

For this piece, I thought I would use a sample chapter from one of the books I’ve been working on. Feel free to let me know your thoughts:

What-if It’s Been Done?

Like many others, this fear is very realistic. With all the media, technology and idea sharing going on all over the world every day, it can seem next to impossible to cre...

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FREEDOM

Years of struggling with nightmares often too difficult to acknowledge without incident left me searching for my identity. Who was I other than the person sorting through tangles of past pains, present realities, and future dreams? The lines blurred in a negative direction until I sorted through, and learned to love the many parts of me. Viewing myself as a wounded wom…

154.
You CAN Adapt and Affect Change.

For some it may take many years until they know what it is they want to do for the rest of their life, for me however, I was only four or five years old when I knew. Professional wrestling became a huge part of my life, during my struggles with depression, concussions, and bullying, professional wrestling was my outlet. Whenever my father and I would join our good fri…

155.
The sweet daily practice of balance

A few years ago, I watched a movie entitled Click starring Adam Sandler. The movie is about a man who owns a remote control that allows him to fast forward through unpleasant experiences in his life.  I really liked the idea of having a clicker to gain full control of the pace of life. Pause to ponder the best clapback in a discussion, rewind to replay nice situation…

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What Did Not Meet You…
Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored. ~ Earl Nightingale

The man of peace is a man o...

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Transition Time 2: Brainstorming

I introduced you to the idea of using the Headline Exercise to move you into future and possibility thinking in my last article, “Transition Time!” This exercise is particularly useful when you are in the middle of, or anticipating, a big life transition.

Assuming yo…

158.
Birthday Reflections

 Yes, my birthday just passed.

 I’ve crossed over. I’ve made it to a new year.

Did you all know I was a rainbow baby? My mother lost the baby before me during her pregnancy. Sometimes I wonder if I’m even supposed to be here. I was her blessing after her storm. Every day I have to make up for the baby who never made it.

 It’s life.

Mother’s day w…

159.
TIME MANAGEMENT…WHY!

TIME MANAGEMENT…WHY?

Are you like me & struggle with Time Management. I’m a procrastinator & usually end up doing things at the last minute & consequently turns into a stressful situation

 WHAT IS TIME MANAGEMENT?

Time Management is the process of organizing & planning how to divide your tim...

160.
Talk and Work Wonders

The human voice is the second most powerful force in the world. 

When you open your mouth what comes out can confirm you are indeed a genius, prove you’re a goofball or drop you somewhere in-between as an interesting and valuable person. 

The words you choose have the power to rally and inspire, create or crush, stir up love and hate, fear and joy, life an…

161.
Have Positive Affirmations Helped your Self Esteem

Many people use positive affirmations as a way to boost self-esteem. But they may actually do more harm than good. Here’s a research study that explains why.

In this 2009 study, Wood and her colleagues asked participants to write down any thoughts and feelings they had over a 4-minu…

162.
Have Positive Affirmations Helped your Self Esteem

Many people use positive affirmations as a way to boost self-esteem. But they may actually do more harm than good. Here’s a research study that explains why.

In this 2009 study, Wood and her colleagues asked participants to write down any thoughts and feelings they had over a 4-mi…

163.
Why We Should Tell Our Stories

I wrote a post the other day about the importance of having heroes. People that we look up to in life, for whatever reason. I said that most of my heroes were people who used their pain and turned it into something creative, writers in general, and then I talked about some of the women who I admire, who are speaking out about being childless and living an alternative…

164.
Rest!

Rest!

                 REST, my most desired 4 letter word at this time in my life! Are you like me, work yourself to depletion until all you can think of is sleep? I am not complaining, but this is a pattern for me. I feel like this every year at this time due to my profession. I am buried in a mass of papers to correct and  my incentive to proper…

165.
Do You Have A Compass For Your Life?

Do You Have a Compass for Your Life?

Why wake up in the morning and go to work. Why have the relationships that you have? Why this and why that? Why write out a mission statement, what purpose does it have in one’s life? Why should it be at ones very focal point in life? There are a lot of why’s in life. Having a mission statement for one’s life ca…

166.
Life: It’s Happening FOR YOU, Not To You.

Have you ever heard the phrase that life is happening for you and not to you? That the events unfolding in your world are for your good and not to wreck you, even if it all seems a little heavy or hard to understand? I wasn’t sure I believed it for a while. But I do now.

The breakup that tore you a part ultimately led to your freedom and a chance to ask yourself wh…

167.
Habits of Mentally Strong People

Despite West Point Military Academy’s rigorous selection process, one in five students drop out by graduation day. A sizeable number leave the summer before freshman year, when cadets go through a rigorous program called “Beast.” Beast consists of extreme physical, mental, and social challenges that are designed to test candidates’ perseverance.

University of Pe…

168.
Pressure Is an Emotion

Reading Time; 30 Seconds

 

Pressure Is an Emotion

 

 

When you are happy, you feel it.

When you are angry, you feel it.

 

Life is designed in such a way to have you experience and feel different emotions and events.

 

Pressure, in …

169.
Sometimes You Just Got to Drop The Ball!

Have you ever felt like you were juggling too many balls at once? Sure you have! We all have. And while you were juggling those balls have you ever known instinctively that you were going to drop one, you just didn’t know which one?

So let’s take a look at the balls you juggle in life: Relationships, jobs, health, family, spirituality, businesses, partn…

170.
Davor, Thank You.

It has been said quite often that everyone who is in your life is there for a reason, and it may be quite some time before you understand what role or purpose they play. I wish I had realized just how pivotal my friend Davor would be for my life, I would have thanked him for it sooner. As I was growing up in junior high I was unsure who I was. Due to the diagnosis of…

171.
8 Steps to Being The Best Lover EVER!

How to be the best lover ever?

You’re wanting the end result, right?

Love, Passion, Fireworks?

So, how are you going to get there?

How you do LOVE is how you do life. (No truer words have been spoken…)

Okay, let me take this a step back for a minute before I talk about the “how-to” steps of being a good lover because this applies to your w...

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BLISS: A Key Ingredient to a Healthy Life

B L I S S .

What does this word ignite inside of you?

What’s the relationship feel like between you and bliss?

With varied definitions, at the core of the word I find and feel happiness. Ecstacy. A sweetness.

I also find that it’s easy to get going through life and neglect PURE BLISS. The sponta…

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Feeling Inspired

I mentioned before that taking what you’ve written, filmed or otherwise created and posting it for the world to see is one of the most challenging and frightening things someone can do. I stand by that statement. To open oneself up and bare a part of your creative soul is a daunting prospect. The same doubts and insecurities surface, making us question both our t…

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This is ME….

The images you see above are ME. The ‘old’ me and as you’d find me today. The difference between them is not only an outward transformation but more importantly an inner one.

This is NOT a weight loss story.. it is one of healing, purging, shifting and loving…..

I grew up in a family where to my childhood self; love, safety and security were NOT uncondition…

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A Mothers Loving and Caring Gift

Life doesn’t come with a manual, it comes with a mother. – Author Unknown

A Mothers Loving and Caring Gift

This article is a dedication to all the mothers out there! My mother loves me in numerous ways that words cannot describe and always challenges me to strive for greatness in my life. A lot of my values, ideals, go…

176.
The Power of YES!

Many people go through their days experiencing high levels of stress, anxiety and ultimately dissatisfaction with their life. I know I did for a very long time. No matter what my life looked like, where I lived, who I was with, I was always unhappy and feeling like I wanted something different. But then one day that all changed. And that was when I learned to say yes. …

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The Unlikable You

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few—the good looking, the fiercely social, and the incredibly talented. It’s easy to fall prey to this misconception. In reality, being likable is under your control, and it’s a matter of emotional intelligence (EQ).

Likability is so po…

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Train Harder Than You Dream = The Champion Mindset

I realized my weight was a serious issue when I was in brain injury rehab in 2011. As I was being diagnosed with permanent brain damage due to 15 concussions, we were also having conversation about my weight issue. I was at a record high 350+ pounds as of this time. The struggle was so real, and I was so naive to actually think I was to blame. Truth is, i was the reas…

179.
Leave No Stone Unturned, Pt.1

After quite a few years of less than pleasant childhood experiences, I finally moved to a place that ultimately changed my life. I was about 10 years old when I moved to an old, but extremely well-kept triplex apartment. The owner of the building, a single lady that lived in the basement flat, was a very mild-mannered, kind woman. I remember when I first saw the back …

180.
The Secret Key to Having It All

My question to you: What if you believed you were already complete?

I mean REALLY believed it to the last cell in your baby toe?

What if everything you were after, health, wealth, love, were already here?

What if you learned one of the greatest secrets to allowing you to have it all?

I’m a constant seeker of figuring out the “how”.

Despera…

181.
STOP Delaying the Inevitable!

Tomorrow I leave on a trip to Savannah, Georgia. I have never been to Savannah and I haven’t spent much time in Georgia. I have a dear friend whom I am going to visit who lives there. We met because we both have a passion for helping people live their best life. We are so very excited to get to spend some time together and I am so grateful that my job allows me to take it a…

182.
Connect with Someone New Today – in Person

READING TIME: 80 SECONDS

Connecting with other people brings infinite rewards. And whether it’s landing the job, winning the promotion, gaining the sale, charming a new partner, electrifying your audience or passing inspection by future in-laws, if people like you, the welcome mat is out and a connection is yours for the making. Other people are your greatest res…

183.
Emotions on Steroids

Steroids are a natural hormone produced by the body and is required for many normal bodily functions such as sleep patterns, growth and repair of muscle including reducing inflammation. In the same way, emotions are natural for our bodies in order to gift us with brief conscious experiences characterized by intense mental activity with high degrees of pleasure or dis…

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SIX STEPS TO DEALING WITH CHANGE

Change. It persists to cling to you throughout your life no matter who you are. From the moment you’re conceived until you leave this world, things will change. You will change. Birthdays come and go with every tick tock of each clock, marking your body’s stage in life. Each stage is jammed pack with adjustments and revisions that you may or may not be able to control…

185.
When Was The Last Time It Was Your First Time?

“When was the last time that you did something for the first time,” this was a question and a challenge stated by the announcer at the Tough Mudder I participated in this previous weekend. For those who do not know what the Tough Mudder is, to put it plain and simple, it can be explained as an endurance…

186.
Don’t Let One Thousand Miles Scare You

“The journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” – Lao Tzu

A thousand-mile journey – that sounds intimidating! Except it really isn’t that intimidating because you already are on a journey that perhaps spans an even greater distance.

I look at that motivational poster every time I’m at the gym. It certainly has an otherworldly effect on m...

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CHANNELLING YOUR POSITIVITY

I start each day on a positive note as I believe POSITIVITY attracts POSITIVITY & vice versa for negativity. Despite what obstacles or negative issues arise, I choose to look at the bigger picture & channel the positive of the situation. 

 Here are 10 tips to practice:

1. PUT ON A …

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Do the Work

I am sure by now you have heard of Law of Attraction. Perhaps you have even read or watched the movie “The Secret”…

“The law of attraction is the attractive, magnetic power of the Universe that draws similar energies together. It manifests through the power of creation, everywhere and in many ways. Even the law of gravity is part of the law of attraction. This law…

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Reaching for MY Goals

“I can’t give you a sure-fire formula for success, but I can give you a formula for failure: try to please everybody all the time.”―Herbert Bayard Swope

I am beginning a new season in my life. My children are grown, and out on their own. My husband is semi-retired and doing things he has had on the back burner. Suddenly, I have time and opportunity to do th…

190.
Less Habitual, More Intentional

“Less habitual, more intentional.”

It came out of my mouth yesterday while teaching and was one of those nuggets that I knew I wanted to remember. When I teach yoga, I feel very much like a conduit, a channel receiving downloads for the group of people in front of me. It’s made me less habitual, more intentional, and more intuitio…

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Habits to Drop if You Want to Be Successful (6-10)

6. Pinging People

In a perfect world, everything you do would be working toward some goal (even if it is recharging on the couch). Sending emails that do not advance a relationship because you want to “ping” them or “touch base” i…

192.
Why Playing Ups your Manifesting Game

There is a balance in the manifesting process. It isn’t all about “doing”. The act of playing is equally important as it allows the flow and creates a space for us to let go and allow the Universe to do its part. It is important to balance the yang energy of acting, directing, and projecting with yin energy of resting, receiving and restoring. And you can apply this by hono...

193.
If You Believe You Can Achieve Challenge

“If you believe, you can achieve,” a quote from Ronnie Lott is a mindset that I try to live by daily. I would like to personally challenge anyone who reads this article to take ownership of what you would like to believe in and ultimately achieve in life. Following are three points that I have found to work as far as living in this believe and achieve mindset. It should be …

194.
Fourteen Years and Two Lessons

We know that it takes only one moment to change your life forever, and the truth is with me it is a compilation of many moments, however, this moment I will share with you is in regards to growing up missing my mother. I will not go into details about all the details of the situation due to forgiving my mother, and this is not meant to place a negative light on her, howev…

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DON’T BUY EVERYTHING……

From time to time throughout life we all go through unpleasant experiences caused by someone else and when this happens we usually will react by either retaliating; revert to a combative mode or recoil in a defensive or protective mode. Anyone of these reaction is ok. We are not all created equal. We are like a ray of flowers in a field. We come with our own individualized n…

196.
Small Ways to Help Big Commitments

Just last week I stood at the alter marrying the love of my life. A years worth of planning and preparation brought me to that moment and I couldn’t help but feel relieved. It’s no secret that commitments such as a wedding could leave our pockets empty. 

Everybody would like to have extra money in his or her pocket. This can come in h...

197.
SMART Goals Are Not So Smart

Please note that this articles is shared with permission from http://maybaydoun.com

I’ve been living by SMART goals for as long as I can remember. I’ve recommended that clients set SMART goals to help them progress on their Journey.  So, you can imagine how floored I was the first time I heard the s…

198.
Context vs. Content

I recently wrote a little two-part series on the value of Accountability Partners and how to choose one, but after I finished it I wasn’t happy with it. In fact, I am pretty embarrassed by the series.

Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing …

199.
Opportunity Is A Bi-Product

Reading Time; 30 Seconds

 

What is opportunity? How often have you been told to wait on opportunity? Or when opportunity knocks, open? These phrases are rampant in our culture. But what actually is opportunity? Some definitions are ‘situations of favor’ or ‘right set of circumstances’ as well as others. Thes…

200.
Have Less, Live More.

Do you find yourself managing the piles of your life? Bring a pile of dirty laundry down to wash, then bring the clean piles up to store in your closet? Move a pile of something here, move it back later..  So many piles of dirty laundry, books, clothes, mail.. My life started to feel like all “adulting” was was managing and moving around piles of stuff. Clutter. An…

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SUBURBAN COWBOY, Chapter Three “A Ride in Winter”

by Lawrence J. Fedewa

(NOTE: Chapter Two: ‘The Summer of ’95” can be found at

http://mypoliticalinsights.com/suburban-cowboy-chapter-two-the-summer-of-95/

In Virginia, winter is only occasionally a matter of snow.  Most of the time i…

202.
Making Decisions with your Soul

Have you ever been in the predicament of trying to make a decision, but both options seem viable? Of course you have. We have all been in this position many times. Struggling and obsessing over making a tough decision. We weigh all the pros and cons and find that they both come up equal. How do you decide which one is right for you?

I have often fou…

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Discovery VS Distraction

Discovery is an odd thing. Even though it can happen at almost any time, it’s most often the result of hard work and study over an extended period. In many cases, it’s deliberate. People can spend years working toward a particular goal or engaging in research that finally yields the proper conclusion. In just as many cases, however, Discovery can be accidental. Hard work an…

204.
Are You Living Your Life Purpose?

Jeremy channels Divine Information to his mother, Rhonda Crockett Logue, to guide and assist us in living a Joyous Life on Earth!

Are You Living Your Life Purpose?

What is your Life Purpose?

Do you know?

Well, what do you like to...

205.
“The Costs of Success”

These days I am becoming up close and personal with the true meaning that it cost to be successful and I am not talking strictly in terms of finances. I am currently working on a major project which has been time consuming, requiring creativity, requiring financial sacrifice (I have had to limit my trips to Smoothie King and the hair salon!!), experiences of sleep depri…

206.
Looking at life as a Jig Saw Puzzle

 I invite you to open your heart and mind to my vision behind the basic words and simple concept.

 Whether or not you believe in GOD.  It is said the  Lord / Infinite Intelligence has our lives planned out for us before we are born, this represents our puzzle pieces and what the end picture will end up looking like. Our pieces are all different sizes &…

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Taming Self-doubt

Taming Self-doubt

Doubter number one:Dame Judith Dench, winner of an Academy Award,six British Academy Film Awards, four BAFTA TV Awards, …

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Transformed by Thought

“Thoughts are real, physical things that occupy mental real estate. Moment by moment, every day, you are changing the structure of your brain through your thinking. When we hope, it is an activity of the mind that changes the structure of our brain in a positive and normal direction.” Caroline Leaf…

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April 17th, 2007

I have always been able to overcome whatever life had to throw at me, I felt my understanding of stress was at an expert level, however, this all changed on April 17th, 2007. It started off as a usual day, I woke up and conducted my daily morning routine and headed to work. I greeted everyone at work as I usually did, and I had no idea that the emergency call I would receiv...

210.
Habits to Drop if You Want to Be Successful (1-5)

1. Saying Yes When You Want to Say No

If a project, partnership or opportunity doesn’t resonate with you and does not feel aligned wit…

211.
Pain’s True Purpose

Through pain I created my wall of isolation, which was used to protect my heart. However, fueled by my determination to be free, I dismantled the isolation wall one brick at a time, which left me vulnerable to pain, but in a position to experience love in its true form.

True love is a love that overcomes obstacles and uses the lessons in the pai…

212.
How to Stay in Alignment with What You Want

Albert Einstein said, “everything in life is vibration.” And it is when we truly understand this that we can truly step into our creation power.

Everything in the Universe is in motion, whether it is solid, liquid or gas. Each thing that exists is identified by its own unique vibrational frequency. And it is this knowledge that explains the Law of Vibration an…

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RADICAL SHIFTS – CHOOSE SOUL GOAL NOT HEAD GOAL

This sunset was one of those evenings when one sits on the beach and ponders – what’s next? Even the clouds seemed to be in disarray. The water was flowing with it’s own rhythm, the wind was calm, the beach was quiet from activities and the sun was setting in more subdued colours versus the vibrant exotic ranges of orange and red. The heaviness of my thoughts weighed me…

214.
Why Success is Not the Same as Happiness

Have you ever reached your life goals and felt, what next? Or heard yourself say, “I need more”? Do you ever reach the point you wanted to get to but suddenly feel unfulfilled? Here’s why.

George Bernard Shaw beautifully wrote: “There are two great disappointments in life. Not getting what you want, and getting it.”

Our lives are exhausted by an endless sy…

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Why Success is Not the Same as Happiness

Have you ever reached your life goals and felt, what next? Or heard yourself say, “I need more”? Do you ever reach the point you wanted to get to but suddenly feel unfulfilled? Here’s why.

George Bernard Shaw beautifully wrote: “There are two great disappointments in life. Not getting what you want, and getting it.”

Our lives are exhausted by an endless sy…

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Shutting Down Life’s Bullies

Last week, I talked a bit about turning life’s negatives into positives. This week, I’m going to talk about how to quickly and effectively shut down life’s bullies – without resorting to violence.

Bullies Are Unavoidable

Whether it is at work, at school, in your family, or in any community, bullies are going to show up. Since you can’t avoid them, you mig…

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IN the Space….

As a Coach, Spiritual Mentor and Healer;  I ‘Hold Space’ for others each and every day. I Hold Space for them to explore, heal and discover who they really are. I guide them through a process of healing from their past, shedding belief systems that don’t serve them and undoing societal programming.

I hold this space for them with non judgemental compassion and unco…

218.
Why You Aren’t Manifesting Your Big Dreams!

I decided life was good.

It was good. It IS good.

And when you get to the place where you have a majority of all your needs met, life is good for most of us.

I was listening or reading, and I can’t even remember where from (because I seem to be reading like 5 books and listening to 2 – so it’s a mumble jumble mess in my br…

219.
4 Politeness Mistakes in the Workplace

When a bunch of people work together in a shared space, team dynamics can shift at the drop of a hat because of one person’s behavior.

That being said, here’s roundup of four ways you could be annoying your colleagues, even if no one’s told you yet.

Not responding to a coworker who just greeted you

We get it, we get it: You…

220.
A Vision of Giving Back

Please note that this article is shared with permission from http://maybaydoun.com

As humans, we have a tendency of focusing on the things we don’t want. Once we shift our perspective and focus on what we do want we are able to change our reality. It is however important to keep in mind that the…

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A Vision of Giving Back

Please note that this article is shared with permission from http://maybaydoun.com

As humans, we have a tendency of focusing on the things we don’t want. Once we shift our perspective and focus on what we do want we are able to change our reality. It is however important to keep in mind that the …

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Getting Free Information About People

Whether you’re being introduced or are introducing yourself, the more information you have about the person you’re meeting, the easier it is to get to know them.

In addition to paying attention and listening carefully, you can also encourage people to give you free information during an introduction. For example, if Clyde approaches a woman he doesn’t know in a safe…

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Abundance Manifested
“When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.” ~ Anthony Robbins

“When I stopped focusing on what I didn’t have, I found what I needed was behind my misguided focus.” ~ Vaughn Berkeley, MBA

What does it mean to live abundantly? Is it to be a millionaire? Is it to be spend all your days on the b...

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The Time In-Between
The human brain had a vast memory storage. It made us curious and very creative. Those were the characteristics that gave us an advantage – curiosity, creativity and memory. And that brain did something very special. It invented an idea called ‘the future.’ David Suzuki

In my mind, I treasure the memory of those who have been…

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TEN STEPS TO FORMING NEW HABITS

Public speaker and author, Brian Tracy, said that “bad habits are easy to form, but hard to live with. Good habits are hard to form, but easy to live with.” I’m sure many people will agree with him. I know I do. Just like I agree with the idea that to break a habit you must create a new one to take its place. This makes perfect sense to me, but here’s my question: ho…

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Shift to Lift: Release Heaviness NOW

You are a whole person, complete with soul, body, and mind. When you contemplate *heaviness* in you, where do you go first? 

Body — feeling sluggish, an actual physical heft?

Mind — brain ’dead’ or tired?

Soul — heavy heart? In a seemingly unshakable funk? 

Now please know that lightness WILL be found! First, it takes an awareness aroun…

227.
Ten Steps for Conquering Physical Trauma

There are few things that can alter your life and impact on family dynamics than being diagnosed with a life-threatening illness or suffering a debilitating injury. In conquering my illness there was a definite set of steps I took to shape my life for the better. It’s been my life mission to share them with others.

1.    Practice Acceptance – There is no path to…

228.
Why?

Today, as I sit staring out the window at an ice storm, in mid April, I can’t help but think WHY?!?

This winter has been an on going battle of ups and downs with my emotions, and personal/business goals. As an entrepreneur I am realizing that no matter what with the amazing days comes the days of feeling doubt, questioning why you are doing what you are doing e…

229.
Of Inner Waters:Beauty and Ugliness

It was in 2014 that I came across a most intriguing book, ”The Hidden Messages in Water” by Dr Masaru Emoto. This book showed pictures of frozen water crystals that had been exposed to words, pictures, music and prayers. There were also pictures of frozen water crystals from bodies of water that had a high interaction with humans (from urb…

230.
Show Up.

In 2009, I found my life flipped upside down. The plans for my future had been thwarted overnight. I didn’t know up from down or left from right. It felt like someone sucker punched me.

When I finally stood and came up for air, I found myself driving to my sister’s house to snuggle and love on my then 9-month-old nephew. Adopted at birth, he had literally been…

231.
Journaling for Soul Connection

Sacred soul-care is so important for our emotional and spiritual well-being. Finding daily practices to support and nurture our soul, can seem challenging. One of my favorite daily practices is journaling.

Assignment to journal daily for 6 months

I have not been a lifelong journaler. I tried keeping a diary as a kid, but it ne...

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Just Do It!

Sometimes you have to Just Do It!

Most of my life, I played it safe, never took risks, totally and completely lived in my safe little box. Fear pretty much had a tight hold on me keeping me captive. Doing what I truly wanted to do wasn’t even in my vocabulary. I basically lived my life in fear, doing for others, and not living for me. It’s …

233.
Through the Eyes Series…Part 4

When I get off work I like to go to the bar down the road, unwind, clear my head, and have a drink. I have been going to this bar what seems like for months. The people here adore me! I am by far their favorite bar regular. I mean, how could I not be? Have you seen my abs, my smile, my tan skin…oh wait, not to mention the size of my pocket book! 

I was sitting in …

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Change Your Day Please
Time is more value than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time. ~ Jim Rohn

If we spend too much time focused on yesterday, we miss the blessings, the joy, the love, and the fruits that were meant for us TODAY.” ~ Vaughn Berkeley, MBA

Do you know of anyone who spends too much time focused on the pa...

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5 Daily Habits That Can Will Change Your Life

Your attitude determines your altitude. “Succesful people don’t just drift off to the top. Getting there requires focused action, personal discipline and lots of energy every day to make things happen,” says author and entrepreneur Jack Canfield. So, don’t let old habits hold you back. Start building these 5 simple yet essential habits for a happier and more productive li…

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Your Emotions Are On Trial

The judge slowly takes his seat. His piercing eyes seem grave and unruly. You only died two hours ago, and now the walls of the courtroom beat more than your heart.

I call Sadness to the stand. In order to know if the Defendant lived a life deserving, I demand to know from you Sadness, how did the defendant treat you?

Sadness slid softly onto ...

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Stay in your own lane !

This is of course, is NOT an article about driving; although it probably would be good for you not to sway while driving either….

I have found in life that so much anxiety and general angst comes from feeling ‘less than’ due to  comparison and “keeping up with the Jones’”. Social media has a lot to do with it. I would skim the news feed on Facebook a few times a day w…

238.
The world is new

What’s on your to-do list today? Mine has 43 items. Actually, now I have 41 items, because I was compelled to check off 2 of them before I started writing this sentence.

I also have sub-lists: great ideas for my Next Big Thing, travel I want to experience, and tasty food I want to eat when I arrive at those destinations. But there’s always the to-do list that I re…

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Prioritize Your Way to More Time

One of the most common statements I hear from people when I ask them why they don’t do what they would like to do is this: “I would, but I don’t have enough time!” Does this sound familiar?

The key, my friends, is effective prioritization. I use prioritization rather than the standard suggestion of “Time management” because, as my friend and mentor, John C. Maxwe...

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Rough and rogueish by nature
I will rise like the break of dawn! Elsa from Frozen

This is a small bio about me in a little more detail then what is on my page:

I was not always the rough and tumble type, for many years while I was a teen, I was often pressed to be like a lady and was told had to be proper and such. But despite what my parents tried to bring me up as …

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Radical Shifts – Become An EMPTY Vessel

I just finished reading Michael Singer’s book called The Surrender Experiment and realized that’s exactly what I did, when I realized that I had to give up the dream of hairdressing. Surrender! Until I surrender, the struggles were plentiful. It felt like there was an invisible cloak preventing me from going to that next level.

Without hesitation I jumped into a He…

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Radical Shifts – Let The DREAM Go

What? Let the DREAM go? Totally against the grain, right? Everyone is telling you to hold on the dream. Dream big. Keep dreaming. Find the dream job. Do what your heart tells you. Well, what if you are chasing the wrong dream? What if the thing you are dreaming about is killing you? What if the dream was only meant to be temporary?  In my last…

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Radical Shifts-Stop Being a SLAVE to your Dream

Life is for Living!

Retired from work, employed by Life to chase sunsets! Sounds intriguing right? Well, sometimes you just have to “roll with the punch” as the saying goes. Officially, I’ve retired the hairdressing industry. I’ve finally learned to observe the signs, listen to the lessons and acknowledge the obstacles. The u...

244.
Moving Fowards

 A beautiful pink journal covered in sparkles. A pink pen with the word: “DREAM” in bold letters. I got all these ambitions. I’m thinking of colourful rainbows. I’m trying to be motivated. Rainbows bring hope on cloudy days. I’m melting like ice in silence. Isolated from my friends. Depression from the anxiety. I got the blues. 

  My life is a sad movie. It’s some...

245.
Hurray To Defiance! :))

In a time where there are so many projections of the “ideal” person, be it man/woman/child/mother/student/son/teenager etcetc, it is my firm belief that each individual has to daily and fervently engage in self-examination and evaluation with loving eyes. It is important to see yourself as you are, the minutiae of your being, and actually like yourself. It is possibl…

246.
What Would You Do?

For months you were told how wonderful the new merger would be. There would be more possibilities and better service. The merge is done and you have an 80s party at work. Everyone dresses up and brings pictures of themselves from around 1984. Lunch is free and everyone gets swag. You are on a high and everyone is happy; this merger really is good for us all.

The n...

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Runaway Emotions

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the word runaway means “leaving to gain special advantages, or to avoid disadvantages. It can also mean to operate “out of control!” (21)

Have you ever seen the 1995 hit movie, “Mad Love” starring Chris O’Donnell, whom has received several nominations for multiple awards. He starred with Drew Barrymore, who is also no st…

248.
Work, Luck and Magic

A Simple Risk/Reward Calculator

READING TIME: 30 Seconds

We are pre-conditioned to avoid risks even though we deal with them on a daily basis. As a result, we turn away from opportunities to create the jobs we dream of, build the lives we long for, and make the moves that catapult our ideas to success.

All risks lead to change. In the right hands ri…

249.
How To File a Complaint With Your Attorney General

Did you know that each state designates an agency to handle consumer complaints of fraud, deception, or unfair business practices? Your state Attorney General is a great resource for getting help dealing with unresponsive creditors or collection agencies.

You can contact your local Attorney General to file a complaint or ask for their assistance. They are elected off…

250.
4 Things U Need 2 Delete from Your Life Now

You are what you eat. Everyone knows the wisdom behind the old adage: put good things into your body and your health with flourish. Fill up with junk and your body will break down. The same logic that applies to your nutrition also applies to your mental health. If you have toxic influences and bad habits, you are not going to be happy. I made a list of toxic things that …

251.
Unstoppable You: 5 Minute Transformation Tools

What if I told you that changing your life can be done in a matter of minutes? 5 minutes to be exact. Don’t believe me? Time me!

It All Starts With Zero

When I first met zero, I was taught that it was nothing, empty, just a place holder, and not that important. I had no reason to question the teacher, and nobody ever challenged that belief. In fact, ever…

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Meditating All This Time

Meditation was a term that I literally ran away from. My first experience ALMOST meditating, I left the premises as fast as I could. I was at a dinner party with some fabulous women that I was meeting for the very first time. What a dynamic group of intelligent, highly accomplished, magnetic ladies from very diverse backgrounds. We took to each other “like a duck to wa…

253.
A Vision For Your Finances

Please note that this article is shared with permission from http://maybaydoun.com

Let’s talk about money! And let’s face facts, no matter how much we try to convince ourselves, and others, that we don’t work for the money; that we do our job because we love it and the money is only secondary; mo...

254.
Positive Thinking

It may sound so simple that changing your thoughts could affect your entire life, but in actuality, what you think about can manifest in your relationships, health, career, finances, and other areas of your life- positively or negatively.

Much of how we feel about ourselves, others, and even life is the consequence of our thoughts. Life is choice-driven; therefor…

255.
8 Daily Habits to Up your Manifestation Power

Doing the right things long enough consistently is a key to conscious creation. Implementing daily habits into your life and doing them consistently can put you into the energy of manifesting your greatest desires quickly.

 Creating our reality is a journey and it comes with highs and lows. When we think of manifesting, what often comes to mind is the thing we wa…

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Soar With No Boundaries

What does greatness mean to you? Is it being the best amongst your peers, the most talented versus your siblings, financial affluence which allows you to live in a prestigious neighbourhood or perhaps the winner of the popularity contest?

Dig Deep to Rise High 

In the midst of chaos or turmoil it is extremely difficult to quiet the internally c…

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How to Clear Unwanted Emotions

Emotions are our friends. They teach us and we grow. Feel the Emotion, don’t push it away. Love the Emotions, even Anger, Hate, and Sorrow. Thank the Emotion and then let it go.

Utilize the Release Technique by Les…

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Dream on

After my most recent big move, I discovered a WTF box. You know the one: It’s that box with a vague label that you have no memory of packing for this move or the one before that, or ever. This was my second cross-country-pack-up-and-hit-the-road relocation in 2 years, plus my 6 months zig-zagging the lower 48 as co-pilot on an 18-wheeler. In the last few years, I’ve learn…

259.
3 TIPS FOR DEFINING YOUR NEW NORMAL

“Let the pain crack you open.”-Michaela Haas, “Bouncing Forward”

 New normal.

 I remember hearing those words for the first time. I was numb, yet somehow able to take them in.

 New normal is a term oftentimes used in referring to life after loss. It has an energy of acknowledgment that something indeed has changed u...

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The First Mile is the Hardest – Another Excerpt

Elements of a Winning Mindset – Part One

The first element of a winning mindset is focus. You simply cannot allow your thoughts to take you in any direction except toward your dreams—and you must expect that it will be a struggle! Every waking minute, and even some of your sleeping minutes, your mind will attempt to derail you into thinking that you aren’t good enou…

261.
Our Past vs Our Future vs Our Present

Do you ever find yourself looking back in time wondering, if only I did this or if only I did that…Well, I believe we all go there from time to time and there’s nothing wrong, in my opinion, in looking back as a form of reflecting. But the most important thing to recognize is the present. We should never feel guilty of our past. We should endeavour to live in the pre…

262.
When A Closed Mind Is Necessary

When a closed mind is necessary….You need to read this!

One of my favorite things to do in the whole wide world is Philosophy & Coffee. If I could sit around all day and BS, debate for the sake of debating and have my mind challenged, no agenda – I would love this! (Anyone free this morning?!)

This probably comes from my ch…

263.
What Writer’s Block?

I’m staring at this white blank screen, the curser blinking annoyingly at me…what do I write about this time? Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that I don’t have anything to write about. It’s more like the opposite. I have way too many things I want to say, but don’t know how to start or what to say first. Has that ever happened to you? Gosh…it’s almost as if I have an issue prio…

264.
The Best General Advice On Perfecting A Skill

So you want to be good at something? You can do it. And as the clichéd response goes, “practice makes perfect”. If you want to be really good at a certain thing, practice indeed makes perfect. But does that motivate you to get up and start practicing? Probably not, because you’ve heard it so many times and yet you still refuse to practice on the piano, or the guitar… or pra...

265.
You’re Worth it and Here’s Why

Good morning !

I wanted to toss some virtual love to the world first thing today and share a piece that has been coming up with numerous folks within my various bubbles of conversation:

WORTH. 

Self worth is crucial. High, elated, over the sun and moon self worth.

How…

266.
The Opportunity Found In The Challenge

We often find ourselves caught up in a challenge or two (or much more) on a daily basis. This causes us to be held back from pursuing any of our personal goals. We’ll associate the process of what we want to do with the difficulties that can sometimes come with what we have to do. Time is not the only factor that can hold us back. The exhaustion that we feel after a day/w…

267.
My Best Is My Base

Like many of you reading this article, I work hard and strive to do, achieve and be more. This is a relentless pursuit that I have been engaged in for as far back as I can remember. I have pushed myself to always be better. I set my sights on a goal and rush, full speed ahead, with every intention to score. Just like the net at the end of the field or at one end of the i…

268.
You Are Not Stuck.

I love the person I am becoming because I fought like hell to become her. 

I was the girl who felt ashamed that she needed help. I was the girl who felt paralyzed by fear and lonliness. I was the girl who felt like her life didn’t match up to those around her. Thru day in and day out intentionally working on my mindset, my habits, and my “home team” — the peopl…

269.
How to Improve Your Life in 8 Steps

Improving your life and well-being isn’t something that happens through hopes and flukes. It happens through tenacity and consistency.

Your success, happiness and dreams will happen through the quality of your actions and an abundance mindset. Sta...

270.
When Will You Experience Freedom?

I have been travelling for freedom.

Life, I tried it your way. I did everything you said I was supposed to do.

But you did not give me freedom in return. Instead you gave me plenty of attachment.

People keep asking me if I am travelling in India to ‘find myself’. As if I’m trying some ridiculous version of Eat Pray Love. Trust me, I found myself ...

271.
Emotional Social Intelligence

I am not sure how you feel about the generational and cultural differences today workplaces have to offer. However, I find it interesting to see how things have changed over the last two decades and part of that is a result a social shift we now have in the workplace. In fact, according to workplace surveys, they have found that a generational divide exists over workplace b...

272.
The Joy of Being an Author

Being an author is a great privilege, honor and responsibility. As an author, one has the opportunity to impact, influence and effect other people’s lives through our written words.

My first book, Getting to WOW! took me 6 years to write. It was published 3 years ago and countless individuals have been inspired, educated, motivated and moved to action as a result…

273.
A Vision for Your Work or Career

This article is shared with permission from http://maybaydoun.com

Let’s face facts! Like most people you probably spend 20 to 25% of your time at work.  If like me, you are a small business owner that number can go way up.  So, it’s only logical that you want to be at a job or on a career path that you really enjoy and that makes you feel good. This is where cre…

274.
The Healing Power of Nature

“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of autumn.” ~ John Muir

Peace, quiet, and serenity of natural environments can clear your mind and heal …

275.
The Narcissist Personality

 The deepest truth I learned about NARCISSISTS is they expect those that LOVE them to always take the fall for them. If a narcissist encounters shame or failure in their success ; they expect those that LOVE them to always take the blame even when the narcissist knows that they’re in fact guilty. They will humiliate the one they love with their shame and failures throug…

276.
Life Is Calling

If I’m honest with you, I’m sitting here this morning with total fear.

‘What ifs’ have got me by the short & curlies. (Can a lady even say that?!?! LOL)

Life is calling me.

And sometimes I hang up on it. I don’t return its emails. And even, heaven forbid, sometimes, I don’t even text back. (GASP!)

I actually got like 6 different downloads po...

277.
Return, O My Soul, To Your Rest

Does anyone else feel like times of humbling tend to come in waves? Like we feel pretty sure of ourselves for awhile, and then all of a sudden a bunch of things happen in the matter of a couple days and we remember how very weak we can be?

The last week or so has been a combination of factors. Starting yet another sickness when I’m still coughing from …

278.
Come to the edge

Once upon a time, I thought I was afraid of heights. When I was a kid, my pops shared his fear of having his feet off the ground every time he had to climb a ladder. Saying it out loud was his way of overcoming his fear long enough to make a house repair, but I identified so closely with my father that I believed his fear belonged to me too. Then about 20 years ago, I…

279.
Habits To Start Your Morning Right

Your morning sets the tone for the rest of your day; how you start the day determines how your day ends. Does it end with you accomplishing everything you set out to do or does it end with you wondering where the time went? Here are some tips to getting a good start that will end in a fantastic finish. 

1.   Get ready the night before.

You have two choices: you…

280.
Combat Negative Thoughts and Vibes

I was recently reflecting on a lonnnng 24 hour relay race running through Alafia State Park here in Florida, outside of Tampa {yes, the picture above is it}. If you’ve been with me at least for a year here, you may recall I did this same madness another time, too! Basically it’s a Ragnar Trail Race where a team of four or eight people {I was on a team of eight} run non-s…

282.
Back to the Drawing Board

This is an excerpt from my book about coaching kids. It’s from the chapter, “I Know More Than They Do; This’ll Be Easy.” (Yes, I did learn very quickly just how naive that thought was.) I am humble enough to point out that not all of my coaching techniques are gems. Some of them fall flat on their proverbial faces. This is one of those.

I once had a basketball team...

283.
Love at first sight – the facts.

READING TIME: 45 Seconds

Dr. Earl Naumann, author of Love at First Sight, interviewed and surveyed 1,500 individuals of all races, religions, and backgrounds all across America, and concluded that love at first sight is not a rare experience. What’s more, Dr. Naumann theorizes that if you believe in love at first sight, there’s …

284.
Stuck in a rut going nowhere.

READING TIME: 90 seconds“

I was going down the rut route,” Elena told me. “For eleven years I’d get up at the same time every day, look in the same mirror, drive the same route, see the same faces, park in the same spot. One day it dawned on me I’m better than this.” Elena packed in her well-paid IT job and followed her dream. She sold her house, bought a small fa...

285.
THE PRICE OF NOT GETTING ENOUGH SLEEP

Not getting enough sleep has become an epidemic, with many of us sleeping significantly less than the 7h – 9h recommended by the National Sleep Foundation. Unfortunately, in our western society, sleep is often treated as a commodity that can be traded for other activities. Chronic short sleep ​is linked to lower productivity and higher mortality risk. The …

286.
Right on time for your glorious life

Did you have high hopes for a fresh new year, but January rolled right over you? For me, January skipped right over February into March, but I’m here to report that it’s not too late to get yourself gathered and begin again. Join me. Starting now.

Full disclosure: I haven’t made New Year’s resolutions in more than 20 years, so I don’t have any advice about them. To...

287.
Silencing Your Inner Bully

Does that inner bully of negativity, self-doubt, and criticism hold you prisoner?

That inner bully in our minds can cause so much misery in our lives. The negative self-talk can be so overpowering that it blocks out everything else. The judgement and doubt permeate all of our thoughts, and we don’t notice anything that could be positive a…

288.
Through the Eyes Series…part 3

Can you see me? Why is everyone pointing at me? I work so hard to stay in hiding. Nobody is supposed to see me or know my name. If that is true then why are you still looking at me? 

I thrive on the intense painful feeling that I am unworthy of love and belonging.  My name is Shame, and this is my story. 

My father wasn’t present in my life, and as so many …

289.
Are You Bringing It?

I’m purposely self(ish).

‘ISH’ means just a little, right?

I’m sure there are people that think I’m fully selfish, and others that think I’m selfless – in reality, I think most of us fall somewhere in between.

I love people so much, however, I cherish my alone time, self-care, exercise and writing time even more and for me to be the best me, that typic…

290.
What I learned down the Rabbit Hole

I am 100% committed to personal growth and spiritual expansion.

When you have a committment this big..the Universe shows up for you in spades! As I step deeper and deeper into my gifts and my own divine power my asks of the Universe (my order) get more clear and purposeful.

This year I asked to be aligned to “My Soul clients”, “My Soul friends” and “My Sou…

291.
Be the Very Best You Can Be

“There is real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.” – Norman Vincent Peale

One thing I have always feared is being mediocre. Few people understand what that really means. They think being mediocre is being average. But being average means you are somewhere in the middle in comparison to...

292.
To Be Great, You Must START!

Do you ever find yourself sitting with a great idea (or what you consider to be great, at least!) but you just can’t get started, for whatever reason? Do you ever feel like you go over in your head a million times all of the scenarios of what could happen that you never actually rise up and try? The graveyard is full of ideas and concepts and inventions that could h…

293.
Dads Challenge Accepted!

We all have particular things we like to write about, but what if one day you were asked to co-author a book in an area that you know next to nothing about? Would you say no because I don’t know how to write about that stuff? Or would you say okay? That is exactly what my dad did to me a few months ago. Since I cannot tell him no, my answer was the latter.

Now mi…

294.
Today, I Prioritize Understanding Myself

When you step out onto your own path, you will inevitably be met with people who will doubt you, misunderstand your choices or sometimes even ridicule you.

These are painful moments.

They can also be astoundingly beautiful opportunities to RISE + meet yourself…in all of your messiness and self-doubt and shame for choosing something so aligned with your highe…

295.
The will to make it through

You’ve got spunk, girl. I wouldn’t be surprised if if you made it to Savor city in one piece on pure spunk alone. Captain Mapstone, The green rider.

Many times one can be overwhelmed with disease, injury or debt. And when one looks at the situation, there often seems to be no light, no hope aund no way out. A feeling of giving up or depression slow…

296.
The Knight, the Dragon and… the Child

In Do the Work, after the “Foreword” by Seth Godin, Steven Pressfield writes the following sentences:

“On the Field of the Self stand a knight and a dragon.

You are the knight. Resistance is the dragon.”

This scenario certainly evokes an epic battle, such as those of medieval romances and fantasy novels and movies. We are to engage in…

297.
A Teacher has to Learn

Golf professionals are required to be many things at a golf course; manager, organizer, buyer, salesman, player and teacher. Growing up I thought all you had to know to be a golf pro was how to play golf!

That in itself is a difficult task, as in any expertise it takes about 10K+ hours of practice to reach an expert level. Along that journey I learned a lot abou…

298.
If you don’t own your future, who will?

Let’s begin with the realization that you can’t choose who you are. Yep, that’s right your gene pool was already established and you get what you get. Those are called generational skills. Oh by the way, when surnaming began if you were the one that everybody came to get their clothes cleaned, you might have the surname of “Washman.” Other surnames appeared such as painter, …

299.
Want to be happy and lucky?

In 2004, Professor Richard Wiseman, at the University of Hertfordshire in England, studied the beliefs and experiences of 4,500 lucky and unlucky people. He concluded that good fortune is not due to talent, hard work, good looks or intelligence – it’s a state of mind.

In studying the thought and action patterns of people who live productive, contented and apparently l…

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Sunflowers Smile At You
…realize that each obstacle is a stepping stone to your goals; each distraction is a springboard to your future; each detour a sign you are headed in the right direction; and each disappointment is proof that your dream is still before you. ~ Uncle Joe Dunagan

I’ve taken the lonely road so many times in life because it ...

301.
Let The Race Begin
The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you’re still a rat. ~ Lily Tomlin

Each of us is built with the incredible capacity to run the race of life. It’s a marathon designed to fulfil our special destiny if we avoid the shortcuts. ~ Vaughn Berkeley

So this month is a very special month. The challeng...

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Soul-iloquy…Get VIP notice and FREE meditation!

What if you could have a conversation with your soul?

Could it help you with your career or your love life?

We all have times in our lives when we need to make critical decisions. Making these decisions in alignment with the soul, makes everything easier and more harmonious. Do ever you wonder what a soul-connected life would…

303.
Push Notifications

I crave human connection, at our core, as humans; we all do. Yet in a world where being connected has never been easier, why is it so difficult to truly connect?

This isn’t about the ‘push notifications’ you think; the automated messages that you receive from various companies , apps and organizations. This is about what we humans do to one another…

I ha...

304.
Are You Emotionally Expensive?

Physical and emotional exhaustion, reduced interest in others, decreased sense of personal accomplishment or responsibility, apathetic, the feeling of being “used up,” inefficient, drained, high’s/low’s, and inefficiency.  

When our emotions become the control center of how we think and how we operate from day to day, logic and truth disappear from how we live life a…

305.
THE IMPORTANCE OF LEARNING OTHER LANGUAGES

Contrary to what some people think, there are a lot of anglophones in Montreal. I am one of them, born and raised. Of course, I’ve watched many people leave in the last thirty or forty years due to Quebec’s language war, but there is still a significant amount of us left. Many of whom can not speak any French.

There are some, like me, who can speak enough to get ...

306.
Are you committed to your excuses?

In my work as a fitness trainer and coach, I encounter people every day who want to improve their lives some way. They want to lose weight, they want to be stronger, they want to feel better, they want to get into a  routine of healthy habits that works for them and feels authentic and real. Who wouldn’t want that?

It seems pretty logical that if you wa…

307.
How to Use Social Media the Right Way

As millennials, social media has had a strong presence in our lives for the past decade. It helps us stay in touch with friends, organize events, meet people that share our hobbies, and network. It shares content that makes us laugh, distracts us from life, and inspires us. It connects us with people from around the world and the latest news, keeping us aware and informed…

308.
Beliefs and Guiding Principles in Life

To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.

 ~ Buddha

1) Money is more important than health (False be…

309.
Get Your Bounce Back Part 1

“One thing about championship teams is that they’re resilient. No matter what is thrown at them, no matter how deep the hole, they find a way to bounce back and overcome adversity.” Nick Saban

Do you remember that as a kid we always “bounced back?” You know, we may have skinned our knee, bloodied our nose, and knocked out a tooth, but we didn’t let that stop us – we “…

310.
Are You Hard On Yourself?

Are you? Are you your own best/worst critic? Do you set the bar high and get angry or upset when you don’t reach it? Can you hear those little voices that my teachers call ‘the itty bitty shitty committee’ babbling on and on about everything you didn’t do right or at all?

What pressure!

I get that this is exhausting. It’s a part of bein…

311.
Creating your own piece of history

Reading Time: 45 Seconds

The book in the picture “The Elements of Style” is 100 years old this year. Yes 100 years old! If you are writing or have written a book, you are creating your own piece of history that could well be still being read in 100 years time. This arti…

312.
7 Reasons to Grow in Self-Discipline

Kevin J. Hughes 3/4/2018

Paul Washer was preaching a sermon once in which he noted that most people in the West are not thinking about fasting. We do not tend to be people of fasting for several reasons, one of which is the simple fact that there are steakhouses everywhere, pizza places on every corner, and there are lots and lots of yummy burger joints where yo…

313.
Writing is Therapy

Reflecting back to the past. 

I’m sixteen years old in history class. I’m sitting at my desk bored out of mind. My classmates are all talking about Shindler’s List. It’s some type of class discussion. I’m not paying attention. I’m off in my own world day-dreaming. I open my notebook. It’s a blank page. I act like I’m jotting down notes from today’s lessons. I sta…

314.
Narcissist? Here R 6 Things U Should Ask Yourself

Do you have a healthy dose of high self-esteem— or an actual personality disorder?

You’re generous. You’re highly sociable. And when you meet new people, you make a damn good first impression, if you say so yourself. But underneath all of that external charm and hearty dose of self-esteem, you might actually be a narcissist.

Named after the Greek hero Na...

315.
The Cure to Procrastination

The Cure to Procrastination

 

Have you ever started a project and not finished it? Have you ever told yourself you’re going to do something but it never got done? I know I have. Many times. You start off with a grand vision, an amazing idea, you put your ideas down on paper and you start with high energy and enthusiasm. Then after a couple days or weeks or…

317.
How to Rise Above Grief Once a Loved One Passes On

Jeremy transitioned from this lifetime on June 20, 2016 and he channels information to his mother, Rhonda Crockett Logue, to guide and assist us in living a Joyous Life on Earth! Rhonda Crockett Logue is a gifted Healer. Learn more about Rhonda at http://sprinklingsun…

318.
THE LATE BLOOMERS CROSSING

I engaged in a discussion with a co-worker about being a late bloomer. It was a conversation that included the aspects of realizing career changes and finding what one really wants to do that will make one happy at certain critical times in one’s life. I told her that I have always known what I wanted to do in life, mostly due to the fact that the only thing that bloomed ear…

319.
Five Quick Fixes for Negative Emotions

Many people believe that their emotional state is caused by events, circumstances, or the actions of other people.

  • ‘Buying new clothes makes me happy.’ 
  • ‘Failing that exam made me angry.’ 
  • ‘My boss said I was not performing, and it upset me for days.’ 

Our mental state however, results from our own self talk….

320.
Happy Anniversary!!!

Happy GoRead anniversary to me!! Ha ha! This month marks one year that I have been publishing articles and sharing my scribbles with you.

It has been a fun, exciting, and scary year. I’ve met so many people virtually, and some in person, from all around North America; I’ve learned so much from reading author articles on all subjects and experiences; and I’ve pus...

321.
Do This One Thing to Make Yourself Heard

In my last articles I have talked about the need to care for your voice and have begun talking about the three pillars of vocal greatness. The first two are breathing …

322.
Do This One Thing to Make Yourself Heard

In my last articles I have talked about the need to care for your voice and have begun talking about the three pillars of vocal greatness. The first two are breathing …

323.
If He Can Do It!

Let’s talk about dreams and aspirations. Fun subject, right?!? Easy discussion that gets the energy flowing. Lift your eyes a little and you will see dreams and aspirations at their finest. My son, Jake, is now the youngest person to become a certified member of the John Maxwell Team. He is trained and certified in the John Maxwell Method of Speaking, Coaching and Trai…

324.
Your Turn To Stop Making Excuses

In my last article, Excuses That Hold You Captive, I shared how I have allowed my excuses to hold me back from launching a program I had been creating for your years. Even as a successful coach and amazon best selling author, I allowed my own excuses to g…

325.
Why Do You Feel Unsuccessful?

Let’s face it- life happens! And, in a moment you may think you haven’t accomplished enough. You didn’t get that promotion. You don’t own your home. You haven’t settled down in a relationship while everyone around you has, and the list goes on. You look around and compare then think you’re not good or successful enough. Now, ask yourself this: What is my definition of su…

326.
A Vision of Your Relationships

This article is shared with permission from http://maybaydoun.com

Relationships are an integral part of life. No matter which way you turn; you find yourself in some kind of a relationship with someone. As humans, we tend to walk in and out of relationships on an almost daily basis. Some ar…

327.
When things come together effortlessly

I love when everything just flows with ease, for the past six months I’ve been pushing so hard for things to fall into place and become rather disappointed when my plan does not go as scheduled. This month I decided to let go of the expectations and add more to my plate without stressing about how I would find the time to accomplish everything without putting m…

328.
Finding the Answers Within

How often do you take the time to listen deeply to the quiet voice within you? To find the answers waiting for you? Ever wonder what secrets or wisdom are hidden beneath the surface? What difference would it make for you to know those hidden answers?

We are often told to listen to your soul and find the answers within. But how do we do t…

329.
Betrayal

 In life every time I leave a place to find healing. It seems like my closest friends in the place feel abandoned by my departure. They act like they lost somebody precious. They act like I’m the reason for their conflict and that’s why I left. They just want power over me. They just want to control me. They will manipulate me and do vindictive things to me until I play th…

330.
7 Years of Blessings & Lessons My Son Taught Me

My father once told me that the older we get, the faster time flies by. Boy, he wasn’t kidding. After a stressful but fun weekend full of birthday celebration for my son’s 7th birthday, I sit here at my desk, full of gratitude and pride as I reflect upon the last 7 years that Lucas has graced us with his presence….

Year 1 – Me: Wtf am I doing? Him: W…

331.
How To Take Inspired Action When You’re Terrified

“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.”-Mark Twain

You’ve got a vision for something important in your life and you know it will require you to step out in a new way. Whether it’s a heart-to-heart conversation with a loved one, committing to a new practice or getting onstage to …

332.
Committing Within Binging

Good evening! I’m here in mid-Missouri, where I was born and raised, and gave a presentation today in front of 150++ people all on ‘Modern Mindfulness’. What a thrill. I forgot how much I love presenting, out of yoga clothes, off a yoga mat, and into the world.

I was reminded of what I’ve been working towards consciously and subconsciously for years and years — …

333.
Through the Eyes Series…part 2

Through the eyes of Competition 

Some people label me an activity, and some an event. Others may see me as the effort that secures business. Who do you say I am? Am I confident? Do I resemble pride? I can’t be both, so who am I to you?

I grew up in the projects. There were times I would hear my mom on the phone with her friends saying, “I’ve never been home…

334.
Reinvent Yourself!

Reading Time:30 Seconds

Do you ever wish you were something? If only I was … then people would think of me as…. an authority… If I was this successful then people would think……

You get what I am talking about… Read on and I will share a thought with you…………

I recently read a book call…

335.
‘Overrated’ Is Not A Curse Word

If you’re a person with a decent amount of sense, you probably think that the word ‘overrated’ is one of the worst in the human language. Once something passes a certain level of fame and status, and some schmuck labels it that dreaded “O” word, you might sometimes feel like placing that person in a box and throwing it in the river. But is that “O” word really that offensiv…

336.
How Feeling Low May Have a Physical Cause

​If you’re a coach, you probably don’t ask your clients about diet, exercise, or sleep habits. But low affect, or feeling low, can have a physical cause. That’s because the purpose of the brain is not to make us happy, or make rational decisions, but to ensure that…

337.
Are You a Person of EXCELLENCE?

EXCELLENCE

 

“It has been said that Perfection is unattainable, but my experience has proven that Excellence is within our reach, and I’ll choose and aspire to Excellence every time”

Christoff J. Weihman, I Am the Customer Experience

People often make mistakes, miss the mark and mess up. We forget to call a customer who is waiting fo...

338.
The Code of the Extraordinary Mind

The Code of the Extraordinary Mind by Vishen Lakhiani is by Vishen Lakhiani, a computer engineer and entrepreneur in education technology, he is the founder and CEO of Mindvalley. My deepest gratitu…

339.
Faithful [with the little things]

Part of my journey in becoming my best me included reading a lot of personal development books. I would listen to them on Audible as I drove. I would spend 15 minutes in the morning, digging into a book on how to better myself. What we put IN is a reflection on what comes OUT. I knew I had to do some heavy lifting inside so I was re-wiring my brain as often as I c…

340.
QUIET! Shush The Lies In Your Head

Read Time: 4 Minutes 

We are often our own roadblock to getting to where we want to be. Here are the three biggest lies we tell ourselves and how to combat them.

1. I don’t have the right education 

It’s true, there are some things in life that you need a degree or certification to do. However, dig into the backstory of some o…

341.
Who You Truly Are – THAT’S Your Game Changer!

Have you ever been in a place in your life that was so perfect for you and you never really realized it?

You thought you would try something different to see if the grass was greener on the other side? 

That was me. 

Once upon a time, I was a professional speaker. I travelled all over the world speaking on a passion, helping people change their l…

342.
TowaT #4 – Love

Valentine’s Day has come and gone for another year – what does that mean for “love” now? Do we shelve “love” til next year’s Valentine’s Day or continue to show and embrace love each day of the year? The answer may seem pretty clear. However, in our society, there seems to be so much emphasis on “love” for this one day. “Love” is to be celebrated each and every day …

343.
Inspiration & Hope: Taking Lessons from Nick Foles

After the Philadelphia Eagles won Super Bowl LII against the New England Patriots on February 4, 2018, Nick Foles has given me inspiration to find hope because he is a true exemplar that dreams can come true. Nick Foles is a servant leader and a relentless hero, who exhibited faith, determination, and mustered the strength to win the biggest game of his life. Moreover, he…

344.
Excuses That Hold You Captive

On several occasions I started to launch a program that was my dream program to coach and facilitate. It was as if I had been planning to teach and coach this program for years, years before I even started my own business. I had notebooks and pieces of papers filled with timeless information for me to share. But, every time I went to launch the program, something got in…

345.
A Spoonful of Forgiveness

Breathe in…  ”I’m so fortunate to have opportunity to BEGIN AGAIN.”

This month I’ve been guiding a group through a ‘Reset’ {you can still join here}.  How do you connect with beginnings? Renewal? 

As we work to wipe the slate clean, especially time and time again, I’v...

346.
Let Your Negative Emotions Go

Do you ever have those days where you feel so overwhelmed that you just want to break down? Where it seems like nothing is going right, perhaps someone just really hurt you, and no matter how you try to let it go, you just can’t? This is the point where release becomes so very important to our health. 

It is easy to stay in a place of overwhelm, sadness,fear anxiety…

347.
Do This To Take Your Speaking To The Next Level

Do This One Exercise To Take Your Speaking Voice to the Next Level

Reading time 5 minutes

What if there was one thing that you could start doing today that could take your voice to the next level and start you on the journey to a vocal tone and command that you have only dreamed of?

Look no further because right now I want to share with you…

348.
Book Publishing Journey-Part One

Reading Time: 60 Seconds

I’m going to share with you a series of articles relating to my experience of writing a book, this is by no means “teaching granny to suck eggs” as I am writing on a forum with so many published authors and extremely successful ones at that.

Each of our journeys and outlook is unique, I feel honoured to be able to share…

349.
How To Find Happiness With Self-Love

Did you know that judging others negatively is actually a reflection of your own unhappiness?

When we comment about someone’s irresponsibility, deep down we wish we had the same freedom. When we moan about someone’s laziness, secretly we’re just annoyed we have to work so hard.

If you find yourself frequently being negative about others, perhaps it’s time...

350.
Four Tips for Overcoming Writer’s Block

At one point or another, most writers will experience a form of “writer’s block.” Sometimes this is caused by fear, not knowing where to start, how to end, or the inability to stay focused due to outside circumstances.

Here are a few tips for overcoming writer’s block:

1. De-clutter your workspace. When your workspace is cluttered, your m…

351.
A Simple Way to Get Rid of Your Negative Thoughts

We all have negative thoughts and emotions that we don’t like, thoughts that we’re not good enough, that we’re lazy, that there’s something wrong with us (you can add your own here …………). These thoughts can be so intrusive that they affect our day-to-day lives, our self-worth, and our long-term psychological health. And we want them to stop. How do you get rid of your ne…

352.
What is wrong with me?

The key to answering this question is found in understanding whether you are an Introvert or an Extrovert. And let me tell you, the answer can be a game changer!

Most people don’t understand the true meaning of being an Introvert. It doesn’t necessarily mean you are shy, a wall flower or a book worm as the stereotype would have you believe. In actuality; many Introv…

353.
Never Shy Away From Opportunity

At times opportunity may not always be as clear and straightforward as we would like it to be. Often times we find ourselves juggling the pros and cons associated with an opportunity in life. Whether it is the chance to move up at work, or even something a little more personal, we can find ourselves doubting and second-guessing. Experience has taught me that opportunities t...

354.
NO PRESSURE

We are two months into the new year. How are you doing? No pressure. I don’t want to know about the goals you’ve achieved, what’s next on your list, or any adjustments you may have had to make. Sometimes at this point in the year, there is a pressure we feel because we’ve set such high expectations for ourselves. We look at our goals and notice they are the same goals we se...

355.
Celebrating Love Day in a non-romantic way

Although the history of Valentine’s Day stems from the spirit of love between two, as well as bans on marriage, St. Valentine’s adoration for love and going against establishment to marry people anyways, war, and murder, really all things tragic – a word that often embodies love, and the modern Hallmark “tradition” that Valentine’s Day is only for couples… a lot of …

356.
My Dream Superpower

You know how people always ask you what superpower you want?

Everyone wants to fly, or time travel.

I don’t.

I just want one superpower.

And my superpower is something that I can actually get without having to defy the laws of gravity or jeopardize the space-time continuum.

I just want confidence.

Seriously.

If I had ...

357.
Getting through a bad day!(Being resilient)

Today I feel like this picture of the tree! I am bent over from the strong winds in my life! I have  chosen some of these wind storms, knowing that I will survive because I believe that I am flexible and resilient,but today my bed looks very inviting! I am sure that we have all had these days and maybe weeks, but I hope that your personal resiliency has given you strength. …

358.
Reconnecting with “You”

Have you ever had the feeling as though you’ve lost yourself?

That innate substance and vitality that made you undeniably you?

With the inevitable challenges that life decides to pile on our plates, we seem to put ourselves last on our to do lists. 

With the pressures of society, work, parenting and relationships, its imperative to find and…

359.
6 Ways to Practice Self-Love

What is the source of our world’s problems? Greed, hatred, bigotry, indifference… the list could go on and on. It could be any or all of them.

If you could imagine one thing having the power to transform them all, what would it be? Love! The most powerful force in the world. All you need is love. Love will conq…

360.
A Vision for Your Health in 2018

Please note that this article is shared with permission from http://maybaydoun.com

As our world turns health conscious, there are more and more individuals with goals to better their health and live a consciously healthier lifestyle. But with what mindset? We all know how to live healthier and w…

361.
The Peacefulness About Transitioning

OBSERVATION is your greatest asset! Do you ever stop yourself amidst the chaos and just observe what is happening? No judgement, no comments, no opinions – just observe what it is, exactly as it is.

It was the summer of 2016 and my eldest daughter was completing her masters in neuroscience at a university in London, Ontario. I would ofte…

362.
A Connection to INSPIRATION

What is your source of inspiration? Often we think it needs to be something monumental, something of significance or something of great value. As a leader, an entrepreneur, a coach and mentor – you are first a human being who needs to fulfill your own resources and keep yourself fully connected to your source before you can make a connection with others and be an insp…

363.
Life Is But A DANCE

Counselling is a huge part of a hairdressers job and quite often not of their own free will. It IS however a great honour knowing that my clients trust me with their most intimate and secret life. Sometimes clients trust their hairdresser more than they trust their partner, their doctor or even their best friend. Why, you ask? I would vent…

364.
What do you want? It’s complicated.


It fascinates me that I am continually able to find parallels between business and wellness. It really all comes down to defining a life that you want for yourself and going after it.

Seems a lot more straightforward than it really is. Why, after all, wouldn’t you go after the life that you want? But it’s more complicated …

365.
Money-Saving Tips [from someone who is debt free]

I wrote last month about a few money-saving strategies I used to pay off debt, including my mortgage by the time I was 33. This month, I want to dive into a few more concepts and ideas, and hopefully provide some specific ways where you can add more money into your pocket. 

The thing I want to stress the most is before you go to battle, you have to know what you…

366.
I am a DREAMER

 I was a little girl in the fifth grade growing up trying to find myself. My hair was brunette, and always cut into some hideous mush-room cut. I looked like a little boy. It was so uneven. It was humiliating. I embraced it. My mom wasn’t exactly a hair-stylist, but she gave me home-made hair-cuts. It was all we could afford. I appreciated it.

 I never lik…

367.
The Fastest Way to Call in Your Greatest Desires

Throughout my many years of studying and practicing conscious creation, I have learned that there is one thing that calls into your physical reality what you want faster than anything else. And that is to BE in the energy of the one who has it already. And the way to do this is through gratitude.

Gratitude, is one of the highest vibration energy states to be in. B...

368.
The Power of Gratitude

Throughout my many years of studying and practicing conscious creation, I have learned that there is one thing that calls into your physical reality what you want faster than anything else. And that is to BE in the energy of the one who has it already. And the way to do this is through gratitude.

Gratitude, is one of the highest vibration energy states to be in. But …

369.
Three Steps Of Proper Study

Kevin J. Hughes 2/11/2018

Last week I talked about maximizing study time, this week, I want to go a little bit more basic. For someone who says, “I enjoy reading, but I don’t know how to read deeply, how to get the most out of my reading.” Well, there are three steps that I think can not only make you a better reader, but also make your reading wildly practica…

370.
Four Time Management Tips for Writers

As writers, a common challenge we often face is that of time management. While it’s necessary to develop a strong daily writing habit in order to meet deadlines and complete our projects, life often has a way of presenting obstacles. Before long, we resolve that we just don’t have enough time to write, so we put off the project until later…when the timing is right,…

371.
Living Small

“Hello, can you see “me?” Do you know “my” name? Have you seen what “I” can do? No…don’t look over there, LOOK HERE, AT ME…please?!”

Do you ever feel invisible? Are you trying to get noticed? We now live in a society that tells us the only way to be successful is to be known. The saying used to go, “It’s all about who you know, but now it’s turned into, it’s all about…

372.
My Many Faces of Anxiety

Ever since I can remember, people keep saying to me how they admire me for being so brave, strong, and confident. Yeah so about that…the thing is…I feel like that’s a load of donkey crap. It’s a lie. There, I said it. I’m not brave, I’m just bloody too stubborn to know any better and I’m super opinionated, and when I’m really passionate about something then I’ll do e…

373.
I REMEMBER IT….

There are three words I want you to look at in this statement. REMEMBER, WAS, and YESTERDAY….What is it that you feel the need to “remember”? What “was” but you still feel as if it is? What is “yesterday” holding you captive to? There is such a as a new beginning and yours will begin when you s…

374.
11 Tips For Clearing Negativity

Do you ever feel stuck in a cycle of negativity and you desperately want to get out of it?

Have you ever felt bogged down with heavy energy?

Do you notice that you pick up the energy and emotions of those around you and don’t know how to clear them?

Many of us are empathic and are sensitive to the f…

375.
I Am A Writer

I am a writer. A bit obvious I suppose, but very true, and oh so empowering. This is one of but many epiphanies lately. I am recognizing Self, and surrendering to the highest path of what feels good. Writing feels good. It is free flowing, and pure, a path of least resistance. It is not forced; it simply comes. A form of channeling that comes most natural to me.

I ho…

376.
What’s Wrong with Mr. Perfect?

READING TIME:70 SECONDS

An editor at Esquire magazine asked me why a certain reader’s profile wasn’t getting the desired results. On the surface this 39-year-old, good-looking guy with a great life/job/future seemed like Mr. Perfect.

I gathered eight women aged 23 to 35 (his desired range) and gave them his profile and two o…

377.
The Best Thing I Ever Learned

I’m writing an exam this week.

Another one.

Why on God’s green earth do I do this to myself?

I’ve spent the last 20-years of my life in school which follows the mandatory 12-years of education prior to becoming an adult.

I can never remember a time when I haven’t been registered in a formal “higher” education course for my career, not to mention…

378.
LIVE

Today is the first day of the rest of your life….sound like cliche right? But what if it wasn’t….

What if today you decided to take a deep look at yourself as you know it, What makes you happy…..what makes you sad……what’s your favourite colour…..what do you enjoy doing….what annoys you the most……what’s your favourite song or songs

Up until recently, I was s…

379.
How to Stop Living for Tomorrow

Last year, I had one of those conversations that just sticks with you. The type you reflect on often and that ends up playing a big role in your life.

One of my entrepreneur friends and I were talking about the lives we felt we were “supposed” to be living. You see, both of us came from corporate jobs where we felt trapped in the routine of just surviving the d…

380.
Re-Do the Renew: BEGIN AGAIN

Time to re-do the renew

Hello and happy February 2018. And may I ask, what just happened?

Was there even a month in there? Yesterday was December, then the U.S. got the flu, I went to Austin, and boom. poof. It’s nearly February.

Are you with me?

BEGIN AGAIN is no new notion. It’s one I literally live by and it gets me th…

381.
You are Being Programmed.

Subliminal messages, hypnotic suggestions, media programming, dreams, scary movies, watching TV and playing video games… it’s all REAL… it’s all PROGRAMMING according to the unconscious mind.

You are being programmed to live in fear, to feel like you aren’t ‘enough’ and that living your life boldly and fully is something that has to be ‘earned’ at some incr…

382.
Tips on How 2 Break and Overcome a Bad Habit

Do you have any bad habits that seem to be harming your career, your family, and yourself? If your answer is ‘Yes’, this article is for you. You need to realize first, though, that each of us have a bad habit. Some of these bad habits are not too harmful, but some, like cigarette smoking, binge drinking, and porn watching, can be outright destructive. The thing about habi…

383.
What Does It Really Mean To Be A Teacher?

What Is Talent Anyway, And What Does It Really Mean To Be A Teacher?

“I am a teacher and the reason I’m a teacher is because I’m learning as hard as I can. I’m not any different from anybody else. I am searching and having some success finding answers.“

-Andy Andrews

Andy Andrews really is a unique …

384.
Through the Eyes Series…part 1

Through the eyes of gratefulness. 

I am a feeling that enters into a person’s heart once they have experienced a second chance. I am a feeling that takes root inside a person’s thoughts after they have overcome heartache that has imprisoned them for an extended period of time. I am a friend to many, but an enemy to most.  

My friends and famil…

385.
The Power of Forgiveness

The Power of Forgiveness

I go see every Super Hero movie. The latest one was Wonder Woman, and I even took my seven year old granddaughter —before I realized it was PG! (Sorry, Maisie, for having to cover your eyes sometimes!)

The reason I wanted her to see it was because Wonder Woman stood for the Power of Love — which is a good message to sha…

386.
From Chaos to Serene!

From Chaos to Serene; this is my tagline. I came up with the business name, Serenity Organizing Solutions, based on how I wanted my clients to feel after working together. My tagline came out of how most clients feel before me entering the picture: chaotic, overwhelmed, don’t know where to start, and def…

387.
Don’t Change Your Sponge, Change How You Use It

You know that old saying, “Out with the old, in with the new?” Well, we’re going to use that metaphor literally today. I’d like you to go to your kitchen or bathroom or wherever you last used a sponge to clean something. Take a really good look at that sponge. Pretty yucky and cruddy I imagine? It’s been through the ringer and back, been through some rough scrapes, proba…

388.
Make a decision and commit to your goals.

Whether it’s finances, health and fitness, family, or success in any area of life, we all can agree at some point, we wanted (or want) to make a change. The question is “How bad do you want it?” Realize that change starts from within. It sounds cliche, but nothing worth having comes easy. You must have a burning desire to make the change, and more importantly, DECIDE …

389.
The Price of Pleasure: What Are You Sacrificing?

You must be the change you wish to see in the world. ~ Mahatma Ghandi

We often choose to do things that are easiest because being at rest is pleasant. It gives our bodies and minds a chance to relax and rejuvenate so it’s easy to choose to lay on the couch to have a nap or watch TV. However, those activities do not bring us the most pleasure…

390.
The Price of Pleasure: What Are You Sacrificing?

You must be the change you wish to see in the world. ~ Mahatma Ghandi

We often choose to do things that are easiest because being at rest is pleasant. It gives our bodies and minds a chance to relax and rejuvenate so it’s easy to choose to lay on the couch to have a nap or watch TV. However, those activities do not bring us the most pleasure, nor do…

391.
Stepping Stones

Picture this;

You’re standing in front of a long path, the sun is setting quickly but the snow falling lightly around you is sparkling from the light posts guiding your way. It’s quiet and everything is covered in a soft white blanket. 

With each step taken a footprint is left behind. You advance with caution so each one is so perfectly placed. The…

392.
Just Breathe

Reading Time: 5 Minutes

In my last article, I explain how everything in our life, our relationships, and our businesses, depends on the mastery and care of your voice. I am writing my first book, Your Business is Your Voice, which draws on my 20 plus years as a pe…

393.
Ask for What you Want: the Ripple Effect

I’ve shared a related topic before — being LOUD enough in asking for what you want {check in my articles}.

Review it if you missed it, but I asked you to allow a window of s o a k i n g in what you’re wanting in this moment of this life…

Here we are, _________ {whenever you may be reading this}. If possible, give yourself three minutes of quiet time– close …

394.
Embrace The Process

I think this phrase makes me cringe a little when I hear it. In fact, I think it makes almost all of us cringe. Just hearing the term “the process” has an immediate connotation of negativity. It’s usually not talking about embracing life when everything is awesome, when things are going great, when times are easy, when money is plentiful, or when business is good. We don’t…

395.
Blogging One Word At A Time

A few months ago, I wrote about National Blog Posting Month in my article, Celebrate Blogging. It shared exactly what National Blog Posting is and whether or not I would participate this year. Also know as NaBlo…

396.
A Lapse In Consistency

“Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.” Aldous Huxley

2017 didn’t end the way I wanted it to; nor did 2018 start off with the BANG that I was looking for. I ended one and started the next with a MAJOR three week lapse in consistency; howbeit, not by choice. Type 2 influenza intruded three days befo...

397.
#5 Powerful People Carry a Real No

Who loves a spoiled kid? They turn into spoiled teenagers. They turn into passive entitled adults, finding purpose in social media, offering close to nothing to society…outside of maybe credit card de…

398.
Liquid courage is no one’s friend

When one consumes alcohol to the point that it interferes with one’s workplace manners, hygiene and attitude. It becomes a problem within one’s own life, even though it makes one feel good, dismiss pain and slows reaction time. Which can impede one’s good judgement, social skills and time management. Even if drinking, partying it up and “Livin’ the High life” may seem like a goo…

399.
Triumphant Wall… The Saga Continued

With each tear a new brick was cemented into my wall of protection…

In my last article I bravely wrote about a painful part of my story for the first time, publicly. Sharing my truth was therapeutic for me and it helped others to realize that they are not alone. Trauma effects each of us differently, so there is not a magic pill or secret, quick fix …

400.
DESTASHING

For those who are not familiar with the word “Destash”, it means to remove or declutter. It is a verb used mainly by crafters and can be both extremely stressful and rewarding.

Stressful how?

I craft. Soap, cards, baked goodies, knitting, embroidery, sewing, painting…just to name a few. In my position I have become attached to most of my crafting gear, eve…

401.
The gift of rejection.

Rejection is being moved away from people, places and things that are not good for us. I like to believe it is the universe’s way of saying “Hey you, that person is not a good fit, that job you so badly want isn’t going to cut it..something better is coming! Hold on to your hat!”

Positive? Yeah, you are right! I am because I have learnt that happiness is in leaving …

402.
42

 2017 kicked me down the flight of stairs called ‘LIFE’ at least 24 times; twice a month, every month, without fail. Some months, I was still laying at the bottom of the stairs when good ole 2017 decided to remind me AGAIN that I was in its world now, and I had to play by its rules. You would think that after finding me there, crumpled, broken and half dead, that SOME compa...

403.
A Vision of Your Spiritual Self for 2018

Please note that this article is shared with permission from http://maybaydoun.com

It may seem strange to start your vision setting with a vision of your spiritual self. After all, there are so many other aspects of your life that are so much more interesting to explore, like money, health, relationships… We will get to those in due time. For the time being h…

404.
Are Your Beliefs Really Yours….Pt 2

Finding Your Own Path…

Part one of this article talks about our 1st set of influences and how it all began..….I would suggest that you read the 1st article as this is a continuation…..

Some of us in trying to find our own p…

405.
It Really Is Okay To Choose You! Really It Is!

One of the hardest choices we have difficulty in making is choosing ourselves. Why? We never want to appear selfish, self-serving, uncaring, or as if we are putting ourselves on a pedestal. I realized when it came to the love I gave, I never made myself a part of the equation. It was in part because of where I was emotionally, and I had to decide to change that.

The…

406.
Elevating Your Consciousness

“Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others; to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry or think badly a…

407.
Welcome Home

If you read my last article, Knowing When To Move On And Let Go, you read that not too long ago, I had a very tough decision to make. The decision was to move on and no longer write articles for Go Read. Well it’s been a little over three months and I decide…

408.
Welcome Home

If you read my last article, Knowing When To Move On And Let Go, you read that not too long ago, I had a very tough decision to make. The decision was to move on and no longer write articles for Go Read. Well it’s been a little over three months and I decided to come back home. Home to Go Read.

I had spent over a year writing on the platform. During that time I l…

409.
Are You Overwhelmed by Stress?

Let’s face it- Stress is inevitable. However, we have a tendency to further complicate the problem, which results in added stress. “Stress begets stress. It’s downright combustible. We set ourselves up for higher levels of pressure. We involve ourselves in thoughts and behaviors that escalate it.” There is ample information available on preventing and dealing with stres…

410.
Your Business Is Your Voice

Reading Time: 4 Minutes 

Your voice. The unique tones, textures, phrasing that you make. There is no other voice like it. Only you can sound exactly like you. It is why voice recognition technology works. You use your voice every day from conference calls, to calling for taxis, to coaching your child’s soccer team. Your voice has the power to create relationships…

411.
Unlock Creativity and Increase Your Writing Speed

Have you ever experienced a time when you’ve been “in the zone” during a writing session, only to go back later to read your writing and find the words are almost unrecognizable to you? Ever wonder why that is? Well, it’s likely you tapped into the flow of creativity!

The goal is to get into that creative flow during each writing session and to do that we must res…

412.
Walk Your Way To The Answers You Need

Are you an entrepreneur, solopreneur, mompreneur, business owner, designer, author, writer, blogger, builder, dreamer, consciously evolving human being or some combination of the above? Then you’re in excellent company. And like most of us in the tribe, your thinking gets muddled from time to time. Too many options, too many obstacles, too many decisions. Not enough time,…

413.
Letting Go of Who You Think You Are

If you check my history of articles, you will notice how the month of December I focused on re-exploring my love of the Yankees and Major League Baseball. I had been so hyper focused on my own spirituality in the recent years, that perhaps I did not see the “point” in my love of the Yankees. However, the heart wants what it wants, and my Yankee love is here to stay. I let…

414.
#4 Powerful People Have Friends They Disagree With

READ TIME – 90 Seconds

Do you have any friends that you disagree with?

Our society has these ‘big’ things that are glibly slid under the rug as off limits in public dialogue. To name a few: Religion, politics, and if you are on a college campus almost anything.

Who Made That Rule Up?

This idea that you can’t talk about these ‘…

415.
Why is rejection such a hard pill to swallow?

Rejection is a tough topic for most people, we know deep down that it perhaps just wasn’t meant to be or to keep in mind that something better is coming along so why stress about it? Well the fact is rejection is tough it isn’t easy to have that feeling of not being good enough or to not be chosen. If it is a job, a new client that decides to take another route or a r…

416.
Decluttering

Do you feel a sense of relief when you purge items from your closet, junk drawer, or inbox? I do!

Clearing out clothes, papers, and trinkets makes me feel accomplished and proud, but only temporarily. For some reason no matter how “productive” I am, months later I find myself clearing what feels like the same pile of clutter.

This year, however, I am determi…

417.
I’m Scared to Share This With You

I have spent all week going back and forth as to whether I should write this. I have tried various headlines and played with this topic because I am not sure if you will like what I write.

I have a message to share, and I am unsure where to start.

How do I gain your trust? What if you think I’m silly? What if you don’t like what I have to say?

Th...

418.
So You Want To Pay Off Some Debt?

It was Labor Day Weekend and we had just said goodbye to summer. Standing on the shore of the lake, I said to my parents, “I want to pay off my house by the time I’m 33.” I’m not really sure how they responded or reacted – but in my bones, it was terrifying to say those words aloud. But, when I did, something activated in my spirit. It felt a little bit too lofty, bu…

419.
It’s Ok To Say No

As part of my continuous journey of living my truth, I am learning to say no to things that I don’t want to do. 

In the past, I always thought that I was selfish if someone asked me to do something and I said no. I have no idea who put that thought in my head, but I have been living by that rule for all my life. It’s only been in the last couple of years that I…

420.
Mrs. RIGHT

Mrs. RIGHT,

it is true it is fact I looked and I looked and never settled. Some call it ambition. Some call it ungrateful. I call it lost. Could everything one ever wanted exist right there in plain site. We Look high we look low but why do we forget to look within? Searching outside ourselves is exhausting and fatal. There is the perfect place to keep the perfe…

421.
How are you getting your Dopamine?

Dopamine is the happy chemical your brain releases into your body,when you are really enjoying something. Thank god for Dopamine you may say! And I have to agree, what would life be without happiness and the feel good factor.?But things are a little bit trickier than that, you see not all activities we do that release Dopamine are good for us and if we practise the negative …

422.
Solid Foundation = Solid Life

Let’s pretend for a moment that you are a house. What do you do to build a strong and lasting house? You build a sturdy foundation of course! This foundation represents everything that is and makes up YOU. After that is done, then you can continue to build on that foundation…like the first floor: which represents your relationship with your partner. Again, you have to make …

423.
Reclaim Your Personal Power in 2018

Make a decision that your life will be better with less effort and more satisfaction. You have access to the power you need using the simple start, stop, and continue formula. First, stop taking everything that happens outside of yourself personally. For example, how many times have you been cut off in traffic traveling to where you are sitting this ver…

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I OWN MY DIFFERENT

As I enter into this new year and prepare to Speak, Coach, and write my 4th book, I do it embracing ‘my different”. My different is the uniqueness of who I am. It’s the distinction that God has made between me and everyone else in the world.

Started my day as I usually do with prayer, reading a scripture, and then going through the to-do list. I logged onto my s…

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# 3 Powerful People – Call Poison What It Is

Over consumption of drugs and alcohol carry negative societal stigmas in our culture. And rightly so. They are generally easy to say no to for the masses. Consumers will referred to has  drunks or druggies by the general population. We may have some level of compassion for them, maybe we can relate to them from our own personal experience. Very few people get into drugs …

426.
The Tale of Two Brothers

Many years ago I heard a story about two brothers and it goes like this:

A journalist found a dysfunctional family; a mom and dad and two young boys. The dad was a drunkard and a criminal who was no stranger to the justice system and who would beat the living crap out of his wife and would also take turns on the boys whenever he was home. The journalist decided to…

427.
Setting a Vision for 2018

This article is shared with permission from http://maybaydoun.com

Every year in January, after all the Happy New Years are said and done, I start hearing a buzz of new year’s resolutions. While resolutions are a great way to start the new year on a positive note, they are often too vague and lack the…

428.
Hail to the Queen of Procrastination!

Many of us, myself included…just want to throw that in there!… have the tendency to wait until the last second to get things done. Our schedules are so bombarded with so many other important things that sometimes it’s hard to prioritize and we can’t avoid putting off some certain tasks. Like for example, on Sunday I may give myself a personal deadline to complete 5 blo…

429.
Magic & The Butterfly

 

I proposed the idea of choosing one word for the new year to my online community. Consider this a one word frequency stamp on 2018, I said. Responses flooded in. For some, it would be a year of wonder, of joy, and for others, a year of prosperity and love. As I wrote this post, my own word was yet to be unveiled. I did not intend to force a response or word. I si…

430.
The #1 Way To Grow Yourself in 2018

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What is the #1 way to grow yourself and meet your personal and professional goals in 2018? Self-awareness. 

Understanding why you feel and behave the way you do gives you power to chang…

431.
Finding More in Less

With the new year, many of us have made resolutions to do more–exercise more, eat more veggies, pursue our interests more.  What if I told you that you can accomplish more with less? The minimalist movement is all about living more with less stuff.  No idea how to get started?  Here are a few tips to help you do more with less. 

Think about it. Do you really need 16 p…

432.
Lost and Found – The Path to Self-Discovery

Do you ever feel lost? I don’t mean literally lost on route to a destination where you can stop at the gas station and ask for directions; I’m talking about internally lost. Do you ever feel like your wheels are just spinning but you’re not moving any which way? Do you ever ask yourself questions that resemble “what am I doing here?” “What is my purpose?” This is all part o...

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Honor Thy Self

Honor Thy Self – Today I woke up feeling like total complete crap. I had another horrible night’s sleep on the worlds worst mattress, my body is going through food withdrawals as I detox all the years of garbage I have put into it, I’m sitting here alone again in this great big house while the rest of the family is all off living their lives and yup you got it – today …

434.
Morning Glory or Impending doom?

“I have the blues every morning” my client said to me last week. “As soon as I wake up, I feel what can only be described as ‘Impending doom” she laughed, then laughed again and said “That’s quite a contradiction in terms, isn’t it?”

“Laughter and Impending doom,being in the same sentence together.” “But that is how it is.I have fear. I am fearful of the whole …

435.
Stop It!

“Stop it! Just stop it!” was what coach Mike Ditka used to say in his Stop It segment on ESPN’s NFL Primetime show. Every week on this show these clowns on NFL Primetime would show clips of games from the previous weekend and laugh at the antics of players, coaches, or fans as coach Ditka yelled, “Stop it! Just stop it!”

Then, on one particular Sunday m...

436.
Staying Consistent in achieving your goals

We all know setting goals for ourselves is one thing, but being consistent in reaching them is something else entirely. I for one know I struggle very much in being consistent whether it is short term goals or long term goals.

I always tell myself, I’ll do better but that never works. What I’ve come to realize however that without actually putting in the effort, …

437.
Who Do You Give Your Authority To?

“Take Me, Take Me NOW!”

I say this from time to time. And no, not sex-related (although, what isn’t), but more UFO or rapture related.

This usually comes at a time when I feel stuck on making decisions and I just want to say, HERE. Here, someone, anyone, Ryan Reynolds or Jeffrey Dean Morgan, come take the reins cause I’m tired of steering this ol’ Millenium…

438.
THE UNRELIABLES

I’ll be forty-six years young in the next couple of weeks and I’ve had cause to reflect on the kinds of bad relationships that I’ve had that at the time I thought were good. More to the point, I had to reflect on the people that were my closet friends, business partners and lovers, and what made them my former friends, ex-business partners and ex-lovers.

For my p…

439.
How Unsuccessful People Network

In my opinion, networking truly is an art. If you don’t talk enough, you could be perceived as cold or aloof. If you talk too much, you could be considered unprofessional or self-interested. To do it right, it may help to learn from those who do it exactly wrong.

Here’s what unsuccessful people do when networking.

They talk all about themse…

440.
A New Era Is Coming…

I wasn’t sure what I would write as my first article of the new year. There have been so many ideas going through my head lately, so much I want to share. There was a time were I struggled with the sharing, showing ANY sign of vulnerablity was not my thing. What I am learning, is the more I write, the more I come to the surface. 

So to start the new year off, I’…

441.
Who Do You Trust?

Clients tell me all the time that they have ‘trust issues’. They don’t TRUST that their significant other will show up for them. They don’t TRUST that their boss will be fair. They don’t TRUST that their child will obey or comply with the family rules. They don’t TRUST that their parent will be respectful or…

442.
Avoiding the Trap of Materialism

“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or objects”. ~ Albert Einstein



The fascination and obsession with material things in modern societies is very evident. What is not so evident to many people are the tremendous impacts that materialism has on many different things in the world. One doesn’t have t…

443.
I’m Done Waking Up to the Wrong One

Waking up to the wrong one has everything to do with me—and also nothing to do with me. Let me walk you through a little of my journey to becoming more selfless every day, yet becoming more my true, God-ordained self at the same time.

It’s 6:30am and the alarm jolts me out of slumber. With my eyes barely open, I sit up, reach down for my cell phone, and think to my…

444.
Mastering Your Ultimate Morning Ritual

What time do you wake up in the morning? 

Are you one of those who wears out the snooze button on your alarm clock and plays the “How CLOSE can I cut it?” game, desperately hoping the traffic lights are on your side that morning? 

OR, are you one of the those early birds who set your alarm two hours ahead of time, so you are able to sit and relax with your m…

445.
Why I decided to write a book.

I’ve been asked this question since the day I decided to write my book, I can understand people’s confusion as I was never a writer nor expressed any interest in writing. Writing was never a passion of mine and had someone asked me 5 years ago if I would ever write a book the answer would have been a definite NO. So what changed in me that all of the sudden I had…

446.
I’m A Solivagant, Are You?

Louisa May Alcott, author of Little Women, said, “I like good strong words that mean something.”

Those particular good strong words of hers are one of my favorite quotes. I’m a lover of words and one good strong word I’ve recently learned and fallen head over heels in love with is: solivagant. I fell in love with solivagant when I realiz…

447.
Setting Writing Goals for the New Year

I just love the new year…

A blank canvas filled with endless possibilities, a time to start a new project, or set a few goals for the months ahead.

Often, we start out strong, filled with excitement and full of intentions, but how many of those goals do we actually meet?

How many resolutions do we stick to? How many dreams do we let …

448.
Stigmas

In case you were wondering…a stigma is a negative attitude toward a substance (like alcohol / drugs), or against a type of person for their appearance/beliefs/sexual orientation/behaviour/race & culture, and also often with mental health issues such as depression and anxiety disorders. There can even be a stigma from the simple act of asking for help, but daring not to,...

449.
Is that all there is?

“Is that all there is…

Then let’s keep dancing..”

These are lines of a chorus of a song sung by Peggy Lee in 1969.The song title is “Is that all there is”, I have added a link at the end of this article.

When I was young in 1969 and first heard this song, I questioned its meaning and quite honestly did not understand the song at all. It just mad…

450.
Three Ways to Build a Library that Makes You Grow

I was watching a movie once, and the main villain talked about how everyone, “Piles up books that they have not read.” This was one of his complaints about humanity in general, and even himself. However, is this a bad thing? Moreover, as we build our personal libraries, how can we make them as fruitful as possible? In other words, how can our personal libraries work for us…

451.
Be Authentically You

If you’ve been following me and reading my articles, you may have noticed that I talk a lot about being bold and being authentic. When I was younger, I always had a little rebel inside of me. I was a good girl yes, but following rules that I didn’t understand has always been a bit of a problem. As I got older and slipped to a world of responsibility, that rebel voice…

452.
Another Wild Story

 This is anoher book of mine. I began with science fiction, but I wanted to expand. I’ll always do fiction. There are just many typoe. This one is a medical fiction story. The beauty of this story is you go on a ride the entire span of the story.

This story is a monster. Even edited, it’s 775 pages. I know it sounds War & Peace long, but the story is entertain...

453.
It Can Happen to You – If you Just Start

There seems to be a general theme to the conversation as we move into the New Year. Some people are making New Year’s resolutions while others gave up that tradition long ago.

When I think of the New Year, I think of what’s coming. I think about what I can accomplish where I can go and who I can help. Each year I make a mental note to focus on one unpopular tra…

454.
One Man To Beat

“Past and Present I know well; each is a friend and sometimes an enemy to me. But it is the quiet, beckoning Future, an absolute stranger, with whom I have fallen madly in love.” Richelle E. Goodrich, Slaying Dragons

Welcome to 2018, but have you fallen in love with your future? With all the “New Year’s resolutions” and goal setting that goes on at this time of ye…

455.
5 steps in healing Abandonment Issues

At 3 months of age, I was abandoned. I had a life-threatening illness that needed immediate treatment and so I was taken away from my mother and put in hospital. I stayed there for a month and during that time had a life-saving operation and survived, but I came away with more emotional scars than the angry red one that stretched across my stomach.

Now I say ab…

456.
Escape to your DREAMS!!!

 ”Reflections,” by Christina Aguilera is on top volume blaring through my headphones. I know I’m always listening to old classics every time I sit down to write. It helps me connect with my inner-self, my emotions, and the deepest part of my soul. It’s a song about change. It’s a song abou…

457.
A New Year, A New Start

As we begin the new year, people all over are, no doubt, also getting started on their new resolutions. From weight loss to battling addictions to simply spending more time with their families, millions of people are resolving to make THIS the year they change their lives. I even have one or two of my own. But as we embark on these journeys, it is important that we re…

458.
When the White Space becomes the Goal

Ahh, who else took note the New Year started on a Monday, and that we also had the first Full Super Moon of the year the same day? Did you breathe into that energy? I know I sure did. I wrote down the things I was letting go of in 2017- limiting thoughts, beliefs, and yes, even some people were on that list #sorrynotsorry; and I burnt that piece of paper like a boss a…

459.
Strutting Into 2018

This is how I’ve planned to STRUT 2018.

I started with my commitments.

I wrote out several pages of what I am committed to for 2018.

I mean, what outcomes am I really committed to? Love, Body, Mind, Spirit, Relationships, Business, Money.

It helped me cut out all the crap, set boundaries, and create a schedule of exactly how I want my daily lif…

460.
There’s A Strategy To This

I wanted to take a moment to encourage you as you enter into this new year. You have declared that this year will be your best year yet, and you’re ready to tackle a host of ideas, plans and goals to make that declaration come true, and I say “GO FOR IT!” As you implement your plans and goals know that there will be challenges, “STAY STRONG AND KEEP GOING!” Your perc…

461.
Let Your Greatness Shine in 2018

Let Your Greatness Shine in 2018!

 

The fireworks are over, the ball has been dropped, the countdown has struck midnight, now what? You’ve raised a glass, you greeted your friends and loved ones and cheered, “Happy New Year!” So, what will be different for you 12 months from today? What will be different for me? 

For some people, they meet the New Year…

462.
Let Your Greatness Shine in 2018

Let Your Greatness Shine in 2018!

 

The fireworks are over, the ball has been dropped, the countdown has struck midnight, now what? You’ve raised a glass, you greeted your friends and loved ones and cheered, “Happy New Year!” So, what will be different for you 12 months from today? What will be different for me? 

For some people, they meet the New...

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YOUR JOY JAR

For the past 2 years I have a joy jar in my office. I got this idea from my daughter Amanda. Today Jan 3rd 2018, I read through all the notes I left myself & it was amazing as well as fulfilling to see the meaningful bits I accomplished last year.

 

HOW TO CREATE YOUR JOY JAR

 – Create your own JOY JAR today with an empty...

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Move Beyond Resolutions To Results

It’s a NEW YEAR! Let the resolutions rip! The new gym membership, vegan diet, cutting up the credit cards, saving money by packing your lunch, the year you stop smoking, and commit to going to church more than just on Easter, Christmas, a funeral or a wedding.  STOP! Being gently truthful, you’ve been here before, and more than likely by the end of the…

465.
In the Stillness

I wish you less

  • Less perfecting and pleasing and putting on airs
  • Less blaming and shaming to make room for more loving and wondering
  • Less anger, anxiousness, less apathy
  • Less mindlessness about the preciousness of how you use your time
  • Less time-wasting and more time adventuring
  • ...
466.
How To Read A Book A Day (Even If You Read Slow)

So, you love to read, you know you need to read in order to acquire wisdom quickly and you want to read as many books as possible…

But you’re SLOW.

I get it.

We’re in the same boat.

It sucks.

Maybe you’ve even tried audiobooks.

But, for some reason the information just doesn’t stick as well as reading the words on a page.

Wel...

467.
How to Make a Difference (in a Big Way!) This Year

Happy New Year! The new year is upon us and for many that brings a time of reflection and goal setting. What are our resolutions for the year? And what do we hope to accomplish? How can we boost our impact? And how do we make it stick? Today’s post shares some ideas on how to make a difference in 2018 and beyond.

IDENTIFY YOUR GOALS

First,…

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So What’ll it Be?

Hello! January ONE, TWO, and nearly THREE! What?!

I’m taking each day, day. by. day.

A friend reminded me recently that depression occurs when we hang in the past; anxiety happens as we anticipate the future; so why not stick with the present?

I’ve been thinking a lot on that lately. When I catch my thoughts/feelings {see previous emails for more} in t…

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#2 Being Powerful Requires Trained Emotions

Emotions are Bizarre

Stand back and watch a situation where people  are emotnially engaged. You will see things that defy logic. You will find feelings, intuition and passion moving on high alert and depending on the personality of the people in the situation you can have incredibly hurtful moments that are rarely pre meditated…

470.
Create a Foundation of Rocks

January can be a month of “oxymoron thinking”. On one hand you promise yourself to start the year off strong with lots of things on your bucket list for the year. On the other hand – reality of your material wealth is very top of mind and charity is no longer a willing act. Now you are focusing on paying the debts created from the holiday season. The gifts bought, the partie…

471.
2018: My Wish For You This New Year

The new year is upon us and we’ve resolved to change, to create new life-altering habits, to reach hitherto unattained goals. This is all well and good and is one of our most beloved traditions–to turn a new leaf with the turn of the year, thus we make New Year’s resolutions in the most sincere, well-meaning way possible.

I truly hope you achieve each and every o…

472.
Welcome 2018

Dear Year 2018,

You will be arriving shortly, in about less than five hours to be exact. I sit here in a cozy cabin in the Smokey Mountains, sipping one of my favourite teas, away from family who are watching football in the background, and wished to write you this welcome letter.

I spent the last couple of hours with 2017 walking in solitude through the...

473.
Positive Thinking

It may sound so simple that changing your thoughts could affect your entire life, but in actuality, what you think about can manifest in your relationships, health, career, finances, and other areas of your life- positively or negatively.

Much of how we feel about ourselves, others, and even life is the consequence of our thoughts. Life is choice-driven; therefore, yo…

474.
Have you achieved true happiness?

“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

 

Life is amazing because of the moments you experience, not the materials you possess. Happiness that is dependent on material possessions is not true happiness because that means you will only be happy if you can gain and maintain materials. True happiness comes…

475.
2017 – A Year of Change

This article is shared with permission from http://maybaydoun.com

Only a few days remain to 2017. Looking back on the year that is soon to come to a close, my heart swells with gratitude. At the end of 2016, I made a life altering choice. I made the decision that in 2017, I would make myself a priority. Little did I know that decision would serve as the catalyst th…

476.
New Trend for a New Year

The only thing I want to do for this new year is help people to stop thinking they have to be someone or something else to be happy. It is not a “new year, new you.” It should simply always be just an “improved” you, and that has nothing to do with a date on a calendar. This should always be our progression in life; towards the best version of you but we act as if a new yea…

477.
Abundance and What It Means For You

This past December my destination on planet earth was the country of Panama. For several years now it’s our annual family time together. Each time I visit someplace different, some times in a country I’ve visited before; but in another region. For the first time I was deep into the surroundings of a rain forest. One thing is for sure, the creator of this earthly planet…

478.
Keeping Your Promises to Yourself in 2018

We all know the classic story. You start the New Year off with a bang, determined to slay all of your goals this year – no matter what! But then a few weeks go by (or sometimes just a few days) and you start to slip. You forget all of the promises you made to yourself – or you choose to ignore them. And the same old habits come back in, only to find yourself a year late…

479.
REFLECTIONS & RESOLUTIONS

REFLECTIONS & RESOLUTIONS

As the final minutes of the year 2017 tick away, many people take the time to reflect on the past year and create resolutions for the year to come. I am no different. As I look back on the year that was on Go Read, I realize that I have written 14 articles since May! That’s quite the accomplishment for me, since I am known to be an av…

480.
Just Keep Swimming

Hello my name is Katherine Goodsell and I make my life with a wonderful husband, Scott, in a rural small town Colorado. Together we have five children. He has two grown children; I have one grown son; and we have two littles ages eight and nine. Our littles were diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder at age three.

I feel that since this is one of my f…

481.
Foregoing the Goals & Festivities

As the new year vastly approaches, I tried to think to myself a list of all the things i’d like the upcoming to look like. Will I promise myself to get into shape and adhere to a new and strict diet and exercise regimen?

Will I set a spending limit each month in order to hinder myself from living beyond my means? 

There are many goals I could set for mys...

482.
5 Tips to Sticking to Your New Year’s Resolutions

It’s that time again! This time of year, we start planning our resolutions for the upcoming year. After all, it is a clean slate. January 1 has a magic all its own. Whether it’s losing weight, getting a grip on our finances, or writing that best-selling novel, resolutions are often made and quickly cast aside as the end of January approaches. Here are 5 tips to help yo…

483.
Year of the Cocoon

I’ve always been privy to side with the anti-new-years-resolutions team. So much pressure for massive, earth-shattering change, so much stress to strive for unrealistic perfection. I remember reading a stat that said only 8% of people stick to their resolutions, 8%! Wait, what?! Why do we think this is? My guess is there is already so much societal pressure to be “Pint…

484.
Begin with the “BE”

A New Year and another opportunity to really be intentional about what we are ‘resolving’ to experience in 2018.

The good ole’ New Years Resolution.

And….you’ll probably fall off the wagon by February.

The reason I know this to be truth is because of the “DO, HAVE, BE” model.

You decide that if you DO this… y…

485.
No More Resolutions!

It’s almost the new year and time for those resolutions no one ever sticks to. Why not do something different this year and get a better result?

If you really want a better life in 2018, then begin by setting goals to help you build better habits.

Goals give us a sense of purpose and direction. What is it you really want this year in your relationships, work…

486.
Power

Most internal discomfort people experience comes from surrendering their power to outside things and circumstances. The feeling that something is missing comes from what is described as “race memory” in some of my teachings from Science of the Mind. It is the accumulated knowledge and customs handed down from generation to generation of human over the ages. Within its con…

487.
Teamwork makes the Dreamwork

Creating Your Perfect Life

Whether you’re hiking, eating, sleeping or setting goals, we must plan and work as a team to make it all work out in the end.

You can’t climb a mountain on your own. (Well, you can, but it works out better if you work as a team).

In determining where to begin, you must first get a clear picture of what you want the end to loo…

488.
What You Need To Know For 2018

Let’s go to Portugal.

Family Christmas Conversations 2017.

Let’s plan it for 2018. You know, while we are all young, healthy & without walkers.

But then it always comes back to the same thing, year after year, over and over.

Money.

Like we are our own dream crushers. A bad habit, worse than smoking.

And 99% of the time when we …

489.
Introduction – Living a Powerful Life

I have been on a kick the last 6 months or so about the concept of powerful people. I remember in my younger years reading and learning different aspects of History – reading biography’s/autobiography’s about people that had in impact on History – and I always separated myself from those people as un-attaianable.

There was a natural assumption that I w…

490.
Overcoming Adversity In 5 Moves

Every one of us has had to overcome some kind of adversity in our life. Whether we had to overcome it in our childhood, teenage years, or as an adult.

I looked up the synonyms of adversity I found the following words: affliction, bad fortune, bad luck, calamity, catastrophe, disaster, distress, hardship, misfortune, poor luck, setback, tribulation, trouble…

491.
Please don’t be a guilt trip!

My husband and I both come from very large and close-knit families. To give you some perspective he has 28 first-cousins and I’ve got 42. We love our families, and enjoy spending as much quality time as possible. What we don’t love is that we live 5,756 miles away and rarely get to see them.

So this year, when our first niece was born, we decided to ignore the pri...

492.
4 Ways 2 Reinvent Your Professional Life in 2018

Before kicking yourself into high gear again in 2018, it’s worth taking the time to think about what you need to do to be the best version of yourself in the coming months.

Here are four ways to reinvent yourself professionally in the new year.

Apply for positions that actually spark your creativity

While…

493.
Thank You 2017

Dear Year 2017,

Thank you for your many blessings this past year. As you near your end, and I reflect back to your beginning, I see so much growth within me. You have been a very memorable year.

We started our relationship a little rocky. In your beginning, I knew I was to rest and recuperate from surgery that 2016 ended with, a blessing in disguise, and yet,…

494.
TALENTS, EXPECTATIONS, AND JOY!

Understanding The Relationship Between Our Talents, Expectations, And Joy 

“Unhappiness is best defined as the difference between our talents and our expectations.”

-Edward de Bono

What lies in the space that is the difference between our talents and our expectations? What is it that could instill a …

495.
Using the Habit Loop to Control Your Life

Why are habits so powerful. How could we tap into that power to create the life we want? Well, think about it like this. bYour life is essentially the sum of your habits. You spend about 40% of your day performing habitual behaviors, meaning these aren’t actions you consciously think about, they’re hardwired into the biological computer, your br…

496.
Finding Your Purpose

Have you ever felt unfulfilled, or as if something was missing in your life? So many times, we live our lives without purpose because let’s face it- we haven’t figured out exactly what that purpose is. I felt that way for quite some time and became frustrated and desperate for a deeper understanding. 

Here’s what I found out- Purpose isn’t necessarily something tha…

497.
#1 Building Powerful Life Requires Relational Skil

In our early childhood we all learn how to relate to people. Your parents, authorities, peers, all influence and help frame out your understanding of human interactions. Your early years are critical for your brain – its firing away at an incredible rate, neural pathways are getting built and established quickly and in force. The patterns of our way of thinking…

498.
Live For Today

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

 

All of life is beautiful. Both the positive and negative aspects. Adversity and challenges in our lives are what force us to gain strength, build character, develop personalities, and solve problems. Where or who would we be if we never faced adversity or c…

499.
Can criticism really be good for you?

 Recently I was putting together an opt-in page for a free giveaway. I was excited as I had not done one in awhile, and I thought it looked pretty darn good. But then, I received some pretty painful criticism. 

 I showed it to a business coach I highly respect and they showed EVERYTHING, they saw wrong with it. I was wondering, did I get any of it right. Granted, the…

500.
Giving Birth to the Creation Process

Perhaps one of the most difficult things to do when becoming the deliberate creator of your life is to wait for the manifestation of what you want to appear. But when you can truly understand that if you desire something, it already exists on some level, you can then trust that it has to appear in your physical reality. But there are some important things you need to …

501.
WORK YOUR WAY BACK TO WORTHY

I wrote this article almost a year ago and as the year comes to a close, I find myself that much more excited. The title of the article is “YOU ARE WORTHY”, and it expresses my joy in what I have achieved and overcome. Embracing the value of who you are and what you have been created to bring to the world can be “interesting” to ponder and fulfill. However, once you do, …

502.
My Favorite Walk

I am an avid outdoors woman. Outdoors is where I feel my truest Self, my most authentic Me. I was born in Tennessee, went to college in Utah, traveled and lived in several western states and then lived in Minnesota for 25 years. Despite the brutal temperatures, I spent many hours of my Minnesota winters cross-country skiing, snow shoeing, skating, slipping on ice, swearing a…

503.
Resolutions or Visions?

New Year’s Day is approaching. Are you ready with your resolutions?

How did you do with the ones you made for 2017?

Over the years, I’ve written intentions on index cards, or in a notebook, or on post-a-notes that I put in various rooms of my home. But about a month and a half later, the notes get thrown away, the index card is filed, the notebook is fille…

504.
Slowing Down and Learning to Say No

I’ve always been one of those people who has had to work on setting clear boundaries. This is true with regards to my relationships with others, as well as my relationship with myself. The problem is that I’ve always wanted everyone to be happy.

I have also always prioritized my financial stability- perhaps to the detriment of other parts of my life. Despite wo…

505.
A Letter To Mr….

I teach that process is a tool that God uses to help us walk out and to our purposed. I am purposed and driven by my own process to help those who have been sexually violated as children to get through their process of healing. I was violated as a child and facing it was difficult and necessary. I wrote a letter to my abuser with the hopes of giving voice to the pain that h…

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Real Purpose, Power, Real Freedom, Real Choice

What Is The Real Definition Of Purpose And How Does It Relate To Power?

“The first principle of ethical power is Purpose. By purpose, I don’t mean your objective or intention-something toward which you are always striving. Purpose is something bigger. It is the picture you have of yourself-the kind of person you want to be or the k…

507.
A Love Letter to Myself

With the new year just around the corner, I thought this would be a perfect time to give myself a boost to invite positivity to 2018. Loving myself is an emotion that I, and many others, often struggle with. I am hoping this letter will serve as a reminder for all those who neglect themselves that we are a priority. I’ve heard all the clichés about the importance of self …

508.
I Am Who My Actions Say I Am

One of the key errors of reasoning people experience is the notion of duality. There appears to be more than one side of my personality, good and bad. The good side of me takes time to volunteer and donate to worthy causes. It explains why I spend time with friends, go out of my way to be kind to strangers in public, and make conscious efforts every day to give something to …

509.
Kickstart 2018 Right Now

Everyone is talking about the holiday season. Many of the articles you read will focus on some aspect of the season. Doing that makes perfect marketing sense. In fact, if you want to get a head start on a present to put under your…

Nah, I’m kidding. I don’t roll that way. But even people who don’t celebrate Christmas will use it as a marketing strategy because …

510.
Opportunities Ignite from your Curiosity

I have never known somebody who is able to leave the house and come home with a new opportunity like my wife. 

I’ve always admired that entrepreneurial spirit about her.

Just the other day she left our home to do a 30 second radio ad to represent ONE company and ended up impressing the producer so much, he asked her if she would stay to voice over and recor…

511.
True Release

If you saw this page right now, thoughts scattered this morning. Even my coffee is scattered, spilled.

Writing about release is very hard. Mostly because it’s handed me my ASSets this month.

I mean some serious releasing stuff. Things I’ve held on to so tight for the last 17 years. (okay, I lied, 18 years – I usually refer back to when I was 20 – it’s a t...

512.
Do you give up to easy?

When things don’t work out the way you expected do you quit or do you push through? Many times over the course of our lives we have plans, goals and expectations of how we want our life to work out, but lets face it most of the time things don’t turn out exactly as planned. There are bumps in the road and things happen that throw us off track. What do you do in those situat...

513.
Say NO to FOMO!

Do you scroll through your social media threads and begin to sink at the sight that EVERYONE in the world seems to be having a better life than you? 

You need to remember that what most people put on social media is their ‘highlight‘ reel while you are looking at your own life through the lens of reality…

BUT! this very real scena…

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Build + Preserve Loving Boundaries

What’s the best gift for us all this holiday season?

“Self-care is giving the world the best of you instead of what’s left of you.”-Katie Reed

The gift of your joyful presence, ready to enjoy your loved ones, is truly the best gift you can give this holiday season.

But, does setting limits on your time and energy bring you a…

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6 harmless mind tricks that make people like U

When you’re working hard and doing all you can to achieve your goals, anything that can give you an edge is powerful and will streamline your path to success.

Mind tricks won’t make you a Jedi, but using the brain’s natural quirks to your advantage can have a positive impact on everyone you encounter.

As soon as you become aware of these 10 tricks, they start p…

516.
For the Love of the Yankees

As I sat thinking about what to write for my first article this month, I thought how the best writing comes from a place of passion, drive, and a true love of whatever I am expressing. Okay, easy, I thought. Why not just write about the Yankees? But this is so far removed from what I normally discuss in my online presence. People know me as the spiritual nutritionist,…

517.
Excited!!!!

Reading Time:30 Seconds

My book “Whist 2 Trust” is with the guys at Next Century Publishing, I have had a few chats back and to with the production team this week and can’t tell you how excited I am about seeing a book in print that I have actually written!! 

If you are writin...

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Unconventional Thinking About Poverty & Gratitude

A Completely Different, Unconventional Way Of Thinking About Poverty & Gratitude

“None is more impoverished than the one who has no gratitude. Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy.”

-Fred De Witt Van Amburgh

Gratitude has been and continues to…

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Unconventional Thinking & Gratitude

A Completely Different, Unconventional Way Of Thinking About Poverty & Gratitude

“None is more impoverished than the one who has no gratitude. Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy.”

-Fred De Witt Van Amburgh

Gratitude has been and continu…

520.
New Actions Get New Results

How long would it take for you to get the lifestyle you want? School teaches us to think in terms of years. You need to get a 4-year degree to be considered educated. You need to study seven years to become a doctor. Even the gangster movies teach that the gangsters have to put in the time and make their bones before they advance in the criminal underworld. How much tim…

521.
Misused Words That Confuse People

We’re all tempted to use words that we’re not too familiar with.

If this were the only problem, I wouldn’t have much to write about. That’s because we’re cautious with words we’re unsure of, and, thus, they don’t create much of an issue for us.

It’s the words that we think we’re using correctly that wreak the most havoc.

We throw them around in m...

522.
Unapologetic

She was born. She wasn’t born good or born bad. She was just born. Another miracle of life.

She was a baby. She was wanted, she was loved, she was taken care of. In exchange for being taught right from wrong she obeyed. She learned the rules of behaviour quickly. With the swift swish of the heavy belt across her buttocks.

It wasn’t abuse. It was discipl…

523.
The World Needs You

This week 3 of my favorite places closed down: a restaurant close by, a coffee shop and a clothing shop I loved.

I’m heartbroken.

I really loved what these places had to offer: my favorite Arugula & Prosciutto Pizza, the best Spanish Latte ever, and clothes that were 100% me, my style – in other words – black.

Seriously, I totally root for the succes…

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#YourDreamsMatter

1.   #YourDreamsMatter

 

What would you do if you could do whatever you wanted to do? If resources, time, age, health, race or money were not barriers to you exploring, experimenting, experiencing and enjoying life, what would you be doing right now? Many people don’t even dare to think or dream along these lines, because they have convinced themselves that i…

525.
Does Self Care Feel Selfish?

Life’s a journey. You’re the head steerer. As you tap into the natural current of life, yes, there’s an element of going with the flow. However, you are STILL able to direct the rudder to move in the direction you desire.

Here’s the deal. 

Without a healthy, grounded, content, inspired… steerer {YOU}, the rudder, boat, and ultimately the whole course of ...

526.
Trust YOURSELF

The answers you are looking for is already within. Heard this one before? Yes, most motivational speakers have come to this realization – whether it’s Lisa Nichols, Neale Donald Walsh or Anthony Robins, or any number of other well-known speakers  – they all know the master creator is within!

Externally you demonstrate what you think the world need to see and hear. …

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8 Ways to Create Momentum in Your Life (5-8)

5. Commit to improving yourself.

You’re never too busy for 10 minutes, which is all it takes to improve yourself just a little each day. You can de-stress using meditation, yoga or reading. Track your unhealthy spending habits. Learn a new language. The po...

528.
It’s Okay! Throw Yourself A Pity Party

It’s Okay! Throw Yourself A Pity Party

It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to.

Furthermore, I won’t judge myself, and neither should you, because sometimes we all need a good cry.

And you know what? That’s completely okay. It doesn’t make you crazy, or foolish, or pathetic. It makes you human.

People feel. Some of us feel “more …

529.
We Must Accept Our Lot Calmly, But…

We Must Accept Our Lot Calmly, But We Must Not Accept It Alone…

“Anyone who proposes to do good must not expect people to roll stones out of his way, but must accept his lot calmly, even if they roll a few stones upon it.”

-Albert Schweitzer

And just as Dr. Schwei…

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Embracing Your Stages

Lets get sentimental for a moment. 

So I’ve always lived my life up until my 25th year as a woman with the assumption that I would only live this life for me. I would look at my life and the things that I liked and what I had at that stage and would truly believe that everything that was already around me, was enough for me. Then came along somebody who ad…

531.
What is your Purpose?

“True happiness… is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.” ~ Helen Keller

What is your purpose? Why are you doing anything? Why do you want to continue doing what you are doing? Why is your future important?

A list of such questions can go on and on.

Your purpose—the reason you want to do something—…

532.
Impossible = I’m Possible

I am a great lover of quotes and I recently came across this quote from Bette Davis, “Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work.” I like this quote very much. However, the word impossible strikes me as somewhat aggravating–I find myself chafing against impossible. And I do not like chafing. Chafing implies unpleasantness–ill fitting or perha…

533.
When Your Calling Finds You

Some people are really lucky, they just know from the moment they could walk and talk what they’ve always wanted to do. I wasn’t one of those people. Like my father, I seem to have inherited a whole slew of artistic and creative skills. Which is great except…I had no clue what I was truly good at. I mean a master at something, an expert per say you know? For my Dad it w…

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Are you LOUD enough?

{Marco . . . }

. . . are you getting a response? From friends, strangers, family, a higher power be it a religious figure, angel team, or the Universe . . .?

{ Polo . . . }

We live a life of needs, wants, and desires, so who do you ask when you need, want, or desire somet…

535.
Stop Saying Sorry

Wait, what? Don’t say, “I’m sorry?” Isn’t that what we’re supposed to say when we’ve done something wrong to someone? Isn’t that what we grow up learning?

“Tell your sister you’re sorry…say you’re sorry…you hurt her, buddy, say you’re sorry.”

We hear it and say it all the time in many contexts – “I’m sorry for your loss…Oh I didn’t see you there; I’m so…

536.
POISONOUS FRIENDS…TIME TO GET RID OF THEM

My previous article discussed TIPS TO DEVELOP MEANINGFUL RELATIONSHIPS. To find success in developing meaningful relationships, you must get rid of your “poisonous friends”. Your life becomes lighter and happier when it’s not being dominated with them. A “poisonous friend” is never really a true friend to begin with. I had a realization, an awakening almost, while watching ...

537.
Preparing for a New Reality

I was 36 when my first son was born so I know I had “a life” before I had children. Thirty-six years of it, to be exact. If I could just remember it!

I have been a mother now for 23 years, and it has gotten to be a habit. If all goes well, in four years my nest will be empty. I am intimidated and scared by the prospect, even though I know about those other 36 year…

538.
The Future begins to the StorySpeakers #2

In Business…

When things get competitive it’s all about the story.

Today’s corporate leaders like stories because they bring their company’s heritage to life in the imagination. They share their stories with their customers, their staff, their new hires. They live them. Corporate leaders StorySpeak their visions and goals.

Successful…

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The future belongs to the StorySpeakers

In Education…

Ask any high school student who his or her favorite teacher is and then ask why. Chances are the answer will be, “Because she makes things more interesting” or “Because he tells stories.”

When educators StorySpeak they keep their students engaged and interested by transforming learning into lively experiences.

These teache…

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Become More of Yourself-Let’s Get Started!

“Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we’ll ever do.” -Brene’ Brown 

Don’t you love those people and places where you can relax and be yourself?

What is it about those experiences that feels so good? And how do we allow more of that feeling of acceptance within ourselves whether...

541.
How To Live A Relax Life

Life can be full of stress, obstacles, and very fast pace. Sometimes with our busy schedules that we have, we forget to relax. What are ways that you you can think of that help you to relax? I believe that it is very important that we take time out of our busy schedules to take a moment, and to quit whatever we are doing and to find ways to relax. When we are able to re…

542.
Identity Vs. Perception

Nowadays there is so much importance to how you are viewed. With social media being as popular as it is, there seems to always be a set of eyes on what you are doing, or how people think you are living. Your accomplishments, rewards, and lifestyle are all a part of a news feed for a wide audience. This tends to add to the pressures you already deal with on a day to day basis…

543.
Identity Vs. Perception

Nowadays there is so much importance to how you are viewed. With social media being as popular as it is, there seems to always be a set of eyes on what you are doing, or how people think you are living. Your accomplishments, rewards, and lifestyle are all a part of a news feed for a wide audience. This tends to add to the pressures you already deal with on a day to day basi...

544.
8 Ways to Create Momentum in Your Life (1-4)

1. Set powerful goals.

The most important benefit of setting goals isn’t achieving your goal; it’s what you do and the person you become in order to achieve your goal that’s the real benefit.

Goal setting is powerful because it provides focus. It shapes our …

545.
Why it’s Important to be Open to Receiving

What you give you get back is a well-known concept. However, there are a few things you need to know and put into practice before you are able to receive the things that you desire most. It is the universal Law of Compensation that must be activated, especially if you want to increase your wealth and abundance.

The Law of Compensation says that you must give in ord…

546.
Dealing With Difficult People

How many times over the course of an average day do we come across people who seem to be out and out malcontents? Does it seem like these folks appear frequently at the worst possible time in the places we least expect to deal with difficulty? I find that these people appear in direct proportion to the level of expectancy I have for the day.

In other words, I attrac…

547.
Gratitude: The Best Brain Hack Ever!

Gratitude is the best brain hack ever! Feeling grateful creates powerful, positive changes in your brain chemistry like nothing else. Here’s what happens in your brain when you feel grateful: you raise your oxytocin and lower your cortisol while raising dopamine and serotonin. Plus you increase blood flow and activity in your hypothalamus, the “master gland” that controls …

548.
Where do you want to be in a year from now?

If in one year from now your life is exactly the same would you be happy with that or would you want to change? 

Every time I hear this question it gets me thinking about how far I’ve come but also how much farther I want to go. In my opinion the best part of living is being able to shift, learn and grow with each day. I’m not a person who waits for the ne…

549.
Where do you want to be in a year?

If in one year from now your life is exactly the same would you be happy with that or would you want to change? 

Every time I hear this question it gets me thinking about how far I’ve come but also how much farther I want to go. In my opinion the best part of living is being able to shift, learn and grow with each day. I’m not a person who waits for the new year t...

550.
Self Love.

“Your capacity to love others is limited only by your capacity to love yourself.”

I never really understood the concept of self love. I was taught and understood that in order to be a good person, I must always think of myself last. And I believe there is a place for service, yes, of course. But think about this with me. How can you ‘love your neighbor as yourself’…

551.
Emotions

Over the past few weeks, I have been in a period of experiencing intense, heightened emotions. I am increasingly energetically sensitive and have been experiencing sadness, pain, anxiety, but also joy, bliss, INTENSE gratitude, love, and more. In my heightened energetic state, it is truly the highs with the lows, the perceived “good” with the “bad,” but is this so? Is …

552.
The Blue Shovel

The Blue Shovel.

Damn Blue Shovel.

This is my story.

I love LOVE to run outside. FREE.

But, I live in snow and ice for 6 months of the year.

Last week on my walk, I decided I would take my shovel to clear a 1km path on my favorite place to run.

I seriously thought it would be easy.

For anyone who has ever shoveled snow, ...

553.
Your 360 Can Improve Your 20/20

“Successful people believe in a simple notion: you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with,” Travis Bradberry, contributor to Forbes Magazine. This must be true because it sounds all too familiar. From the ancient pen of the apostle Paul, he wrote, “Bad company corrupts good character.”

This is some wonderful advice for us men in today’s mode…

554.
As We Prepare….

 How do you prepare for winter? Most of us do not think about it at all. Others do something the day the cold weather hits their skin. At least, animals have natural instincts to prepare for dormant weather.

It’s that time in the year to prepare for severe cold weather. I live far enough northeast to where the temperature changes each season dramatically. It’s late…

555.
It All Begins In Your Mind

Preparing for the Climb:

Mindset Matters

I have a bit of a hiking boot addiction. Actually, it’s probably more of an obsession. You know how most girls have a closet full of shoes with spiked heels and wedges? Well, not me! I have a garage full of muddy hiking boots and trail shoes that would probably put most heel collections to shame. In my defense,…

556.
Why Writers Need to Walk

Henry David Thoreau wrote, “It requires a direct dispensation from heaven to become a walker.” What beautiful words, fitting for a man who spent two years, two months, and two days in his singular “experiment in simplicity” at Walden Pond. Thoreau’s time at Walden included daily walks in the Walden Woods–long rambles that could last for hours.

Jane Austen stated her d…

557.
People Pleaser Rehab

Are you a People Pleaser?

I don’t mean.. “Are you nice”….

I mean do you find yourself constantly doing things for other people and coming up short in your own life because of it? constantly seeking love, friendship, and validation from others?

Possibly even thinking “If I do this for them…they’ll really like me, approve of me, validat…

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