We strive to create balance and peace in our families. We strive
to live each day in the knowledge that our family is a gracious
gift; a gift to be treasured and celebrated in the every day.
We strive to simplify our lives, but our family's competing
demands are anything but simple. ... Views: 633
I am not a marathon runner; I'm not even an experienced runner. In fact, I'm a professional drummer, and I am a new runner. In the drumming world, I learned firsthand that I should try to stand on the shoulders of giants - the legends that paved the paths. Well, I found that to be the case in ... Views: 659
"The other night I ate at a real family restaurant. Every table had an argument going."
One of the biggest obstacles to personal and career success is anger. When we fail to control our anger, we suffer several blows:
- Anger impedes our ability to be happy, because anger and happiness are ... Views: 4972
Good evening, I am actually very glad to be here,
and if you give your very close attention to what I am about to say you will also be very glad to be here.
You may think that what I am about to present to you will be just words -- but keep in mind two things: 1) words can convey anything the ... Views: 750
Organize your leadership efforts around a high performance trilogyLeaders in high performance organizations know that they must excel in every aspect of their business. To achieve that, they must develop high performance leaders throughout their organizations, who in turn must build high ... Views: 1767
When you begin to study feng shui, you quickly realize the importance of the qualities and characteristics of the five feng shui elements: wood, fire, earth, metal, and water. This knowledge is essential to selecting appropriate colors, furnishings, and accessories for your home. You can also ... Views: 536
I like a good challenge now and then. A couple of weeks ago I took on Mother Nature in a test of wills. I attempted to clear two feet of snow from my driveway through the power of positive thinking. I also used deep breathing, relaxation techniques, and openness. When those didn't work I tried ... Views: 482
New Year is a time for making resolutions to transform your life. Do a self-reflection analysis and see how you can enhance each of the nine areas of your life to improve your emotional, mental and spiritual status for living in harmony and balance.
Set yourself a goal. Visualise ... Views: 2026
The best managers are the ones with emotional intelligence! Here's why.
1. Managers are called upon to make decisions. Primitive emotions, unmonitored, automatic, powerful and not always conscious can “hijack” us making us react thoughtlessly to people and situations instead of thinking ... Views: 577
The best way to choose a partner is using your emotional intelligence. Here are ten tips.
1. Sexual attraction is based on a primitive and powerful feelings that can "hijack" us.
It comes from the reptilian brain and is automatic and powerful because it relates to our survival. It is ... Views: 6142
Over the years, many people have asked why the title of my book is Raising A Parent-A “How To” Guide to Survival? So, in case you too are wondering, let me explain with the following story.
The day we left the hospital, I took the “mandatory” wheelchair ride to the car. You were allowed to hold ... Views: 543
You've been searching for self improvement or personal
development. To increase your self esteem, achieve personal
growth, have more happiness in your life...or perhaps reach
an important goal. Maybe you're even working with a
personal success coach.
You're on a meaningful quest! But if ... Views: 764
Surfing on the Internet can be a major problem if you
don't employ a reasonable amount of protective software.
Hackers, spyware and viruses all combine to make it
essential that you have a firewall, a spyware detector and
an anti-virus program - all up to date and operating on ... Views: 623
You don’t have to be a salesperson to use techniques of
persuasion that work. After all, most of us have to present
ideas to committees or Boards of Directors, lobby for a
promotion, or even talk someone into trying a new restaurant.
Selling is a science, and you can benefit from its proven ... Views: 675
Washington Post columnist Bob Levey shared a list of some of his favorite funny headlines. His list includes some incredibly funny, laugh-out-loud lines. Among them were:
•"Study Finds Sex, Pregnancy Link."
•"Official: Only Rain Will Cure Drought."
•"Low Wages Said To Be Key ... Views: 3225
Word-of-mouth advertising is one of the cheapest and most effective types of advertising your company can invest in, but how do we generate this elusive type of advertising? Most experts in the area will say, “Get out and ‘network’.” So we go to a Chamber of Commerce meeting with dozens or ... Views: 586
When it comes to activities that most people dislike when conducting a job search campaign, networking tops the list. From vice presidents on down, the lament is: "I'm not good at it" or "I'm shy." This response comes from professionals who are otherwise at the top of their game!
All the tips ... Views: 548
Are you programmed?
How can you tell what programming you have in your unconscious mind?
That's easy. Just look around your life and see what has manifested. If it's happening -- manifested -- you have a program in your mind that attracts it.
Now, don't go blaming ... Views: 591
If you've always worked for someone else, you may harbor fantasies of what it would be like to "be your own boss." While working for yourself has major advantages; if you choose this route you may find some surprises.
1. MYTH: I won't have to work as hard.
REALITY: You'll probably work ... Views: 506
In Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen's original "Chicken Soup for the Soul," I am reminded of the short story titled "Another Check Mark On the List." This is a story about a 15-year-old boy named John who, on one rainy day, when it was too wet outside to play, he decided to write a list of ... Views: 3323
There is no such thing as a poor memory.
You may be terrible at remembering names, or great with names but lousy at remembering birthdays and anniversaries, or terrific at remembering facts you’ve read but hopeless at remembering details about people. These are memory tasks, and there are ... Views: 1163
Quite a number of years ago, I stumbled across a phrase in a magazine that really piqued my interest. The phrase simply said "never complain, never explain.” From the moment I read it, those four words really hit home with me. To my way of thinking, they summed up the philosophy of all winners. ... Views: 21924
Please feel free to reprint this article about the newest ADHD medication to hit pharmacy shelves, keeping author bio and URL intact. Thank you!
“Strattera, the New ADHD Medication”
The newest ADHD medication Strattera (atomoxetine) is expected to hit the pharmacy shelves this month to much ... Views: 3868
We tend to think of feeling angry as being caused by rude drivers, people we don't like, or 100 degree temperatures, and feeling good as being caused by kind people, successful projects, or ice cream cones.
When we're working on our emotional intelligence we work on our self-talk and ... Views: 2814
"Creativity comes from a desire to express the true self."
Art has often been isolated and considered precious, something only official artists do. In her book "Revolution From Within" Gloria Steinem notes that "most art in the world does not have a capital 'A,' but is a way of turning everyday ... Views: 621
One thing to always remember: "Bad association spoils useful
In other words, surround yourself with positive-minded,
caring, loving, and giving people, whether in your
friendships, love relationships, or family. The more you
surround yourself with the energies of love ... Views: 500
September 11, 2001 was the world’s wake up call. After the chaos and confusion, we awoke to the realization that life is a precious gift and that it is our responsibility as a citizen and human being to lead and live our best life.
For most of us, that meant looking at our current state of ... Views: 10438
Occasionally making improvements is easily achievable for most people. While continuous improvement is mostly unachievable; however, striving for it separates the winners from the losers. There are many areas in your life that may need improvement: career, relationships, learning, finances, ... Views: 5342
A central feng shui tenet is that marital or romantic happiness is an important element for a happy, well-lived life. And if you’ve had marital or romantic unhappiness, you know how true that is!
Of course, one of the keys to an effective partnership is having the relationship on a solid ... Views: 6232
Independent thinkers are growing in number. Though still a tiny minority, everyday more and more people are throwing aside conformity and seeking to understand spiritual themes direct from their own hearts, and not through any person, book or organization on earth. Though these can be valuable ... Views: 2991
WHY DO WE NEED THEM?
Although the title of this article refers only to books, the guidelines given here will apply equally to similar self-help articles and newsletters found on web sites dedicated to the subject. Whatever form it takes, the intention is to provide people with the knowledge and ... Views: 1254
From my own personal experience of being involved in certain relationships, I have come to realize there are three different levels of Soul Mates. We discussed Soul Mates in a previous article of mine, ‘Soul Mates - Do they really exists” now we should keep our eyes open and pay closer attention ... Views: 3397
Throughout centuries, story tellers, and people from different background and cultures always refer to their fascination in meeting one day their soul mates. Is Soul Mate a myth? Do they really exist? Or is Soul Mate a figment of our own imagination that can help keep our hope for a perfect ... Views: 2399
Life as a Human/Medium/Psychic Being
We often forget that we are human beings first, and that there is nothing wrong about our making mistakes or having troubles in life – it is all a part of our growth. We have to allow ourselves to be in situations that can bring us in different direction in ... Views: 529
I will explain why positive affirmations work for some people sometimes, and why it doesn't for some other people, some other times. I will also introduce a powerful new alternative twist to positive affirmations that works - almost as instantaneously or quicker than what mere repetition of ... Views: 17915
One of the surest paths to personal growth and well-being
is expressing yoursel. You can do this through journaling,
but there's a more fun way: write articles for the Internet.
The web is hungry for information! Webpublishers looking for content for their websites and ezines and you could ... Views: 685
There are many serious subjects we have to deal with in our lives and on the planet. But being in a continuos serious mood does not help us to deal with them most efficiently. We can easily become over-burdened, stressed out and even unpleasant to be around. If you feel you are too serious, it ... Views: 1002
Why is it that when women turn men down for sex, they expect us to be understanding and caring, and when men turn women down, they flip out??
Here's the situation: I broke up with a girl I had been with, but have been able to remain minor friends. I know you don't think that's a ... Views: 4650
Yama, niyama, asana, pranayama, pratyahra, dharana, dhyana and samadhi are the eight limbs of yoga
Ahimsa, satya, asteya, bramacharya and aparigraha are the five yamas
The yoga sutras of Patanjali, 2.30-31
In the classical yoga system described by Patanjali more than two thousand years ago, the ... Views: 1338
Our mantra is “if you keep doing what you’ve been doing, you’ll keep getting what you’ve been getting.” With that in mind, let’s talk about “happiness.”
If you're into professional development, you've heard of Martin Seligman, Ph.D., who developed the theory of Learned Optimism.
Optimism is ... Views: 897
Hello everybody and a good day (or night !) to you all. My name is Nicholas Dixon and I am in my early twenties and I reside on the beautiful island of Jamaica.I work full time in a public library , but in my spare time I design and market websites.I personally think that it is fun to help my ... Views: 549
“The Life Coaching professionals at the Life Coach Clinic helped me beyond measure,” says Dr. J. Jordan, a senior management consultant,” to achieve those overdue changes in my life and provided the foundations for successful new directions and personal fulfillment.”
It’s for sure life isn’t ... Views: 640
Today we are experiencing an ever-growing communication gap between parents, teachers and the children whom they are responsible for. Only through honest and sincere communication can we help our children to become honest, healthy and happy individuals. Some of the basic concepts of ... Views: 3090
How long did it take you to realize the benefits of removing a splinter right away from your finger? As a child, removing that splinter seemed like an awful thing to do, but experience FINALLY taught us that if we leave it alone, it will only get infected, get worse, and be a whole lot harder ... Views: 559
People have many different financial goals, but one they share in common is to be financially independent. I define that as the time when we conclude that our annual expenses can be covered for the rest of our lives without working any longer. Calculating your expenses over the next 25-40 years ... Views: 589
Wondering what to do and what time frame to do your investing in? Here are some ideas to assist you in your investments.
Stick with stock funds.
As long as you have five or more years until you need the money, stock funds will likely provide you with superior returns over any other ... Views: 598
“Neither a borrower, nor a lender be,” cautions Shakespeare in Hamlet. The reality is, most of us carry debt. From a money management standpoint, that is not necessarily bad. Sometimes debt is good. Sometimes it’s downright ugly. The key is to carry the right kind of debt, and not too much of ... Views: 681