How to Turn “Shelf-Help” Into “Self-Help”

Posted by on Aug 24, 2016 in Motivation & Inspiration, Vision & Purpose | 0 comments

How to Turn “Shelf-Help” Into “Self-Help”

How many times have you been really inspired after a seminar or workshop, bought the book or enrolled in the program only to find that nothing in your life really shifted? The problem wasn’t in the book or program, it was in the follow through. The fact is, you can’t just “will” results to happen. If you want something to change, you have to actually change something. Daily action is the secret. It’s easy to get overwhelmed with any new goal. The key is to break it down into small pieces so you can take action every day....

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One Shoe

Posted by on Jul 27, 2016 in Motivation & Inspiration, Positive Thoughts, Vision & Purpose | 0 comments

One Shoe

The reason the story of Cinderella and other modern-day tales from Star Wars to The Matrix become so iconic is because the heroes live in a world where absolutely anything is possible. We love cheering for the “underdog” and we take comfort knowing that “good” always triumphs over “evil” in the end. But in reality, how many of us are actually “Living In Possibility” in the movie of our own lives? How many times do we catch ourselves playing the victim instead of the hero? Poor us…so overwhelmed just trying to...

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Why Being Authentic Matters

Posted by on Jul 24, 2016 in Motivation & Inspiration, Positive Thoughts, Self Esteem | 0 comments

Why Being Authentic Matters

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” ~ Oscar Wilde Sure, it sounds so easy, but what does that actually mean? And why do so many of us have such a hard time actually doing it? Because the only way we become “ourselves” is when we let go of all of the labels, stories and judgments that have been placed on us by others – and most often placed upon ourselves. And that takes courage. To dare to be an original means becoming vulnerable by opening ourselves up to the possibility of being judged by others. But the rewards of being...

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Thorn Bushes Have Roses

Posted by on Jul 21, 2016 in Happiness, Positive Thoughts | 0 comments

Thorn Bushes Have Roses

Let’s admit it. There are days when everything seems to go wrong and we find ourselves in the middle of a “complaint fest.” Here are seven easy ways to ditch those negative thoughts when you find yourself focusing on the “thorns” instead of the “roses” in life: Pause and take a deep breath. This has a calming effect on the entire nervous system and can help you gain control of your thoughts. Stop and think. When you find yourself thinking or saying a negative comment about something or someone, stop and choose to say something...

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Is the American Dream Still Possible?

Posted by on Jun 30, 2016 in Happiness, Positive Thoughts, Vision & Purpose | 0 comments

Is the American Dream Still Possible?

Lady Liberty has been a beacon of hope welcoming scores of dreamers to America’s shores for many decades. The role Ellis Island played in our nation’s history is so immense it is estimated that close to 40 percent of all US citizens can trace at least one of their ancestors to it. For generations we’ve been told that with a dream, hard work and determination we can pick ourselves up by the bootstraps and achieve whatever our imagination holds. With our country more politically polarized than ever, it is easy to get caught up in all the...

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Do It Afraid!

Posted by on Jun 8, 2016 in Motivation & Inspiration, Vision & Purpose | 0 comments

Do It Afraid!

Sometimes we just need to just jump in. We could wait until our checklists are perfected and the pencils are sharpened and the books are stacked neatly on the shelves. But remember while you are waiting for things to be perfect, someone else is jumping in head-first and learning from their mistakes. You may have heard that FEAR is the acronym for “False Evidence Appearing Real,” which is exactly what it is. Dale Carnegie said, “You can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn’t exist...

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Truly Grateful

Posted by on Jun 1, 2016 in Gratitude, Happiness, Positive Thoughts | 0 comments

Truly Grateful

Gratitude is so much more than being pleasant and remembering to say “thank you!” Gratitude is the way of “being” of all those who live truly abundant lives. It’s an awareness and appreciation of the abundance that is in your life and of the good that is all around you. There is literally a Universe of good and abundance surrounding us, especially in the apparent adversities we face. So how can we recognize and fully harness that good so that we can live abundantly? It’s deceptively simple…learn to deeply appreciate ALL that is...

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Start Where You Are

Posted by on May 25, 2016 in Motivation & Inspiration, Positive Thoughts, Vision & Purpose | 0 comments

Start Where You Are

No matter where you or how little you think you have, there is always a step you can take. Are you stuck believing you don’t have the time, resources or abilities you need to step forward? Well consider this: There is a powerful principle that can unlock exactly what you need: “Start where you are with what you have.” This seems almost too simple. And, at first blush, you may think it isn’t enough to get you where you want to be. But, this action unlocks a powerful principle of gratitude: Whatever you APPRECIATE, GROWS....

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Jump!

Posted by on May 18, 2016 in Positive Thoughts, Vision & Purpose | 0 comments

Jump!

For those of you ready to take a leap of faith but are scared out of your mind, here are some words of wisdom to support you in making the “Jump”: • Know That Your Goal Is Achievable. The author Richard Bach said, “We are never given a dream or an idea without the ability to make it come true.” • Trust your inner voice. That feeling in your gut is almost always right – trust it and follow it. • Allow burning desire to replace your fear. When you are so connected to your goal that you can literally feel it or taste it, fear...

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You’ll Call Her Mom

Posted by on May 8, 2016 in Love, Positive Thoughts, Relationships | 0 comments

You’ll Call Her Mom

Once Upon a Time… A baby asked God, “They tell me you are sending me to earth tomorrow, but how am I going to live there being so small and helpless?” God replied, “Your angel will be waiting for you and will take care of you.” The child further inquired, “But tell me, here in heaven I don’t have to do anything but sing and smile to be happy.” God said, “Your angel will sing for you and will also smile for you. And you will feel your angel’s love and be very happy.” Again the child asked, “And how am I going...

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