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Lately I have been noticing all the rage and anger in the world. Which of course gets me to thinking on where it comes from and how the heck do we stand against it? Some would say you battle rage with love. I say we withstand rage with gratitude.
Battle in the name of love is hard to ... Views: 32
Happiness is, in some ways, the ultimate pursuit in self-improvement. Unlocking greater happiness can transform your life in more ways than just changing your mood. As you begin to experience a positive life you will find motivation comes easier, self-esteem grows, and that you will become a ... Views: 69
Fostering gratitude is a skill that can literally transform our lives from the inside out. The more we acknowledge the joys, blessings and lessons in our lives, the more we continuously find to be grateful for. Gratitude is a positive, affirming and empowering practice that can impact all ... Views: 78
Dearest Darling Readers,
Authentic is a very powerful word.
Being authentic is being real. It is being genuine. It also is a process of being honest to yourself. It is in finding alignment with our hearts’ desires, to our values and in ‘not pretending’. It requires courage. It is ... Views: 107
Invite Good Things in your Life
All of us complain at one time or another. But, there are some people who complain, regardless. Complaining is a way of life with them; they cannot stop cribbing, wherever they are, whatever they are doing, or whatever is happening to them, they ... Views: 91
Gratitude is more than just saying the words; it is about feeling gratefulness for all that you are, all that you are becoming, and all that you have in your life. We tend to take things and people for granted when at anytime we could lose them.
When you practice gratitude on a daily basis ... Views: 99
Dearest Darling Readers,
‘Things’ people want, change from time to time. But, how they want to ‘feel’ remains the same. In relationships, it is the feelings and not the things that we need to focus on. When the feelings are not right, we feel insecure.
In the last LSM- Dancing with ... Views: 123
Gratitude is in the air these days, more and more, as a spiritual practice to uplevel and uplift your life. Authors such as Deepak Chopra, Edwene Gaines, Neale Donald Walsch, Diane Harmony and many more extol the power of gratitude. After all, one cannot be depressed or angry while in a state of ... Views: 110
While sitting on a sandy beach one bright and warm fall day
I listen to the ancient sounds that emanate my way.
A myriad of seabirds cry while searching for a feast,
A wind blows soft across my ears while heading straight due east.
Before me countless sun drops dance upon a watery ... Views: 187
Memorial Day in the U.S. started off as a somber day of remembrance, a day where we in America went to cemeteries and placed flags or flowers on the graves of those who died in battle or in some way during the course of war. We remembered our ancestors, family members, loved ones, and even ... Views: 194
Gratitude- a word often used but seldom adhered to. How many times have we actually taken the time to feel grateful about something? We often say that good things happen to other people, but why don’t we realize that at time we are the ‘other’ person for a lot of people out there.
When you ... Views: 260
The “Golden Rule”of the Helping Professions
An Excerpt from “The Human Magnet Syndrome – Why We Love People Who Hurt Us.”
By Ross Rosenberg, M.Ed., LCPC, CADC
It is a common belief within the mental health field that a psychotherapist’s competence is often compromised when they work ... Views: 203
We know that we cannot control life, but how we respond to life’s events makes a huge difference between feeling like a victim of circumstances and embracing how powerful we truly are as co-creators of our reality.
I would like to share my own process here to illustrate what I’ve been writing ... Views: 193
Love Finds The Way
Love is the greatest equalizer that we all come to know. It does not care who you are, what you do, where you live, or what you think. It takes you where you need to be and shows you what you need to do. It is exacting and timely. It is ethereal and practical. It is ... Views: 212
The Grace of Spirit
Life unfolds in such miraculous ways! It embraces such vast polarity with many unexpected ironies along the way. Each and every one of us is witness to this mysterious phenomenon. We just know it is true from day to day and throughout our lives. The impact is oftentimes ... Views: 237
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The Gift - by Don Neviaser, DBA Forward Motion For Life!
Why wait until you are at death's door before realizing what a precious and wonderful gift life really is? Why not learn to appreciate life more now, while you still have the chance, rather than waiting until it is too late to be able to do anything about it? The ability to enjoy life ... Views: 314
10 Minutes of Gratitude Goes a Long Way
by Anne Vidovich, M.A.
Claim Your Life Coach www.claimyourlifenow.com
Gratitude is one of the best intentions you can hold in a day. It not only makes you feel happy for what you have, you actually begin to have more people and things to feel ... Views: 487
Living in a universe with constant change
Did you ever think that it was your choice to be here on this earth, just as much as it was also mine? It is therefore necessary that each of us must realize that the core values we hold within our heart and soul are ... Views: 221
Events are happening in all of our lives, at all times. We interpret these events and add our meaning to them, as a result of our experience, conditioning and beliefs. You could say that the meanings we apply to events become our frame of reference to make sense of what is going on.
Some ... Views: 237
Recently I have had the privilege of being invited into an Aged Care Retreat to do an interfaith gathering, talk and play some beautiful meditation music.
My experience doing this has been one of delight and gratitude. The experience and feedback from those who have been attending these monthly ... Views: 226
While most people would argue having a life you love will make you happy, I would argue that happiness will help you to create a life you love.
Think about it. Emotions create reality.
Be happy = manifest more in your world to be happy about. Be unhappy = manifest more in your world to be ... Views: 316
While on a cruise with my husband David, we decided to take a side excursion in Dominica to a beautiful rainforest. We were there to go tubing down what were supposed to be gentle rapids. I started getting nervous when I was strapped into a heavy duty life jacket but it was too late to turn back ... Views: 221
Who would have thought that a little four letter word could contain such magnitude and have an impact on people in ways you never knew were possible.
This word is empowering, inspiring, moving, heart warming, humbling, kind, gentle, spoken or unspoken.
The word I'm referring to is LOVE. It ... Views: 237
"And in the end it's not the years in your life that count.
It's the life in your years."
˜ Abraham Lincoln
In honor of Lincoln's birthday and in celebration of Valentine's week, I came up with a new twist on writing "love" letters.
Instead of just writing love notes to my family ... Views: 261
Unconditional love is defined as a profound feeling of affection, not altered in any way by conditions; usually this type of love is considered too good to be true, or something that only the “Creator” of all things can offer.
In fact, our limitations in giving love are our frights. We are ... Views: 226
1) Start giving thanks as soon as you wake up.
This is a precious time: your limitations and worries haven’t yet reached you! As soon as you wake up, before getting out of bed or as a quick meditation before your routine kicks in, give thanks for whatever comes to your mind.
2) Make lists ... Views: 333
Once upon a time, in Japan, a wealthy man was sitting having some tea. As he was taking in the beautiful sights and sounds of the beautiful landscape he inadvertently dropped his teacup and it broke. The teacup was made of clay and so it would need to be taken to a craftsmen in order to get it ... Views: 575
Throughout our lives, we are going to be thrown unexpected curve balls from time to time. Whether you allow them to hit you square in the face or step out of the way is what is most important. Do not allow it to be anything more than what it is. It is a curve ball, plain and simple.
Too ... Views: 342
Across the globe, the sentiment of goodwill toward others is the highest at Christmastime. At this time of year, our hearts open wider to our family, friends, work associates and to people less fortunate. Collectively, we express more compassion, understanding, appreciation and gratitude ... Views: 269
It's that crazy time of year again when lists are made with often unachievable, sometimes downright ridiculous goals.
Three people I know have already decided on theirs. One is currently eating through the Christmas food like there is a famine approaching so she can start a diet on January ... Views: 237
Dr. Romance writes:
Want to give yourself a holiday gift that will last the rest of your life? Try giving yourself the gift of happiness.
Research shows that happiness and satisfaction depend more on the inner person than on external circumstances. The secret to living a happy life is ... Views: 310
The Power of Gratitude
Practicing an attitude of gratitude is a simple way to give yourself an Attitude Adjustment. Gratitude shifts your focus from lack to abundance. Research has shown that giving thanks makes people happier, more resilient, strengthens relationships and can improve your ... Views: 266
A lot of the time people think to achieve goals in life, people think that they need to start chasing the latest “shiny penny”! They feel that if they don’t have the latest and greatest gadget that they are somehow slipping behind the rest of the world. With new technology evolving so quickly, ... Views: 273
Hey thank you! Yes, I mean you. YES, you! Please don’t miss this moment. Give these words your full attention for just a minute, okay? Great! Just breathe.
Relax. I want to sincerely express my gratitude to you for the choices you make today. Seriously, thank you! Thank you for shining your ... Views: 200
“Once again, we come to the Holiday Season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice.”
I’m just not in the holiday spirit this year. Apparently, I’m not alone because I’ve been hearing a collective chorus of “bah ... Views: 265
Gratitude has completely transformed my life. There was a traditional blessing often recited as I was growing up that said, “For what we have and what we are about to receive, may the Lord make us truly grateful.” Yet I never understood what it meant to be truly grateful. I confused gratitude ... Views: 501
Have an Attitude of Gratitude
Gratitude is one of the easiest and most powerful ways to transform your life. It will help you to understand how to find inner happiness. If you become truly grateful, you will magnetize all you need, wherever you go, and in everything you do. In fact, without ... Views: 254
Gratitude meditation is a focused meditation exercise. It is a way to express your thanks for the special skills and talents you have, the people in your life, and the many blessings you have received. In sum, all of those things that make your life special are worthy of your gratitude. This ... Views: 226
I will raise my hand and admit. I love to have my parents come in town AND I also love to see them go home. I LOVE my parents. I enjoy spending time with my parents; we always have a fabulous time. Picking them up at the airport is a joy-filled event and so is dropping them off at the ... Views: 267
If you're like most people, you feel grateful when something good happens - like when you get a promotion at work, or when the entire family is together at the Thanksgiving dinner table.
But that's not good enough.
Sadly, most of us tend to see the negatives in life, rather than being ... Views: 253
Many Americans struggling with health, financial, or emotional problems find it challenging to feel grateful around Thanksgiving. Some people always have a habit of looking at the negative. One reason for this is that our brains our predisposed to solve problems, and we take what makes us ... Views: 386
Ways to Achieve Your Goals: Become a Money Magnet
Do you struggle with ways to achieve your goals? Would you like to know one of the best ways to become wealthy? Would you like to know a great way to attract money into your life? Then you must learn to become a “Money Magnet”
Learning to ... Views: 393
Life is both precious and painful at the same time. We rarely appreciate the beauty of our existence until we are faced with misfortune. Many of us take the simplest pleasures of life for granted until we must live without such luxuries. Whether it is your health, a loved one, or even something ... Views: 421
When I started seeing a psychotherapist at the age of 37, I felt as if I had no happy memories. Without going into my family history, suffice it to say that my heart had been so scared, and occasionally angry, that there was no room for softer feelings.
I was like an emotional quadriplegic, ... Views: 462
Ever since I began seeing my private therapy and coaching clients, over two decades ago, I have been longing to work with a Virtual Assistant. In fact, I wanted this type of personal assistance to help me cope with my family, my relationships, my career path, and even my health many years ... Views: 609
GRADITUDE / GRATEFUL
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest
appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”
—John F. Kennedy
“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all
Just as you are grateful you did ... Views: 646
Contrary to what advertisers would have us believe, what makes people happy does not come from getting more things, perennial youth, extra income or drinking a certain brand of beer. According to massive research done in the new field of positive psychology, authentic happiness (the kind that ... Views: 488
Attitude Is Everything
If you don’t adjust your attitude, your life will continue as it is today. Oh yes, you’ll have periods when it seems like you’re better off than you were a year ago and then Bam! You’ll realize you’re exactly the same. Nothing has changed. That’s because your bad ... Views: 723
I have been reading quite a bit about people accepting what they look like -specifically their body types.
I have gone to several 12 step programs where people are trying to learn to love themselves as they are.
One of the affirmations in CODA (co dependents anonymous) is “I love my body ... Views: 671