Celebrate the Miracles

Posted by on Dec 2, 2016 in Happiness, Motivation & Inspiration, Positive Thoughts | 0 comments

Celebrate the Miracles

“It seems to be human nature: as we become more familiar with something, even something miraculous and awe-inspiring, we lose our sense of awe and treat it as commonplace.” –Dieter Uchtdorf It’s easy to become blind to all the “miracles” that surround us every day… Like the beauty of the frost on a double-pane window, or the sound of a loved one’s voice half-way across the world, or the warmth of the carpet under your feet as you rise from your bed to walk across the room. We are surrounded by technology and modern-day wonders...

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The Fullness of Life

Posted by on Nov 18, 2016 in Happiness, Positive Thoughts | 0 comments

The Fullness of Life

There is no feeling state more powerful for creating abundance in our lives than that of gratitude. Regardless of the circumstances we may find ourselves in as the holidays approach, our choice of how we see what’s around us will determine the amount of “fullness” we experience each day. Gratitude is so powerful because, through it, we see the possible good in every circumstance. We harness a unique power to glean the diamonds from what most see as ordinary “garbage.”  We see liberation and freedom in what most may see as...

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Why Being Authentic Matters

Posted by on Nov 17, 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 Nov 17, 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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Knowing How

Posted by on Nov 17, 2016 in Dreams & Goals, Motivation & Inspiration, Vision & Purpose | 0 comments

Knowing How

You may have heard, “Successful people take action without knowing what they’re doing.” This is not to be confused with not having a vision or goal in mind. In fact, it’s of utmost importance to have clear intentions over WHY you’re doing something before you start. However, we should not allow ourselves to be bogged down by HOW we are going to do something. After all, it is impossible to always know how you’re going to do something before you actually do it. Let’s say you want to learn how to swim, so you pick up some books on...

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

Posted by on Nov 17, 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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Use Your Imagination

Posted by on Nov 17, 2016 in Dreams & Goals, Happiness, Motivation & Inspiration, Positive Thoughts, Vision & Purpose | 0 comments

Use Your Imagination

Halloween is a time when our imaginations really come to life! With all the scary movies and clever costumes out there today, it’s hard not to be impressed by all creativity and imagination that went into them. Our imaginations are really so powerful! In thinking back on some of the classic “scary” movies, much of the suspense had to do with what we “imagined” was lurking or going to happen. And sometimes what we imagined was worse than the actual story line! We’ve been given this amazing faculty that allows us to see in our...

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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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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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