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As I sit here in my car in the hot Texas summer, I have a sense of peace in my heart. I look out the car window and am amazed at the beautiful green trees that stand resilient against the beating heat. If you look hard enough you can see a pure white aura glowing from their steady statures. ... Views: 87
Living purposefully adds years – as well as higher quality – to your life. But how do we go about living purposefully?
First, let’s look at a couple of recent studies and what they say about purpose and longer life. In one study done in the UK, researchers found that people who believe their ... Views: 133
HAPPINESS……WHAT IS THAT?
What is happiness? Happiness does not come from material things or from others, it is a state of mind, our attitude towards everyday life, it is the journey and not the destination.
No question money carries a significant role in someone happiness, however, I would ... Views: 139
There is no doubt about it. December is the time of year that is synonymous with giving. Whether it is family, friends, co-workers, charitable organizations or the people who make our lives better, we all have our lists and are checking them twice! Most of us love to give -- and when we do so, ... Views: 173
As each one of my three daughters comes home for the Thanksgiving vacation holiday, my heart expands and I am overcome by all of the amazing gifts that I have in my life. Of course, also on the top of my list of the gifts and blessings I have in my life is Debbie Ford, the brilliance she shared ... Views: 194
Success isn’t owned, it’s leased,,,,,and rent is due every single day – JJ Watt, Defensive End, Houston Texans
I’ve been spending a fair amount of time thinking about commitment and how that manifests in my life. When I got sober I made a commitment to my grandmother that I would stay sober. ... Views: 258
As some of you might know I have been working on writing my first book. I was very honored when I found out that the highly renowned multimedia publishing company Sounds True wanted to publish it. After going back and forth on some of the terms of the agreement, they sent me a final draft of our ... Views: 176
With all the shootings, wars, and violence in the world, not to mention the heat of the our current political environment, it’s easy to lose sight of the good.
Yet good there is, always. Good people striving to make the world a better place regardless of the turmoil of the moment.
Two ... Views: 190
If on a given day your aim was to accomplish the following:
A glass of water in the morning
20 min walk in the evening
Paying the phone bill
Having a nice cup of coffee
And you accomplish all of it – You are successful! By definition you are ... Views: 186
Living a fruitful life requires you deal with the pits at one time or another. Life isn't easy. No one ever said it was. However, we often get stuck and fall into a stooper that can lead to clinical depression if left unchecked.
What stops you from leading a fruitful life? Is it the hard work ... Views: 244
Ask, Believe, Receive
It sounds simple, and there are even guided steps on how to make the Law of Attraction works. You can probably find most of it online. I found most of it focusses on thoughts, belief and gratitude. And it really sounds easy to practice. Well, I'm not sure whether it ... Views: 400
Ever since we were young, we’ve been asked to compete, to make sure that we’re the best at everything, to ensure that we are always at the top. For most of us, it starts when we’re young; we are told to be the best in class or get first place in sports and stuff like that. We were not taught how ... Views: 484
"Come on, Dr. Mantell, you've practiced psychotherapy for more than 40 years, have been a transformational leadership coach and mentor. You must have some rules to live well that you'd be willing to share." Of course I do, and I'm happy to do so, But first, a question for you.
When it comes ... Views: 350
"The economy is in a slump."
"People aren't spending money on services."
You hear this, and more, every day. Sigh.
No wonder entrepreneurs lose sleep worrying about their financial future.
It can make you crazy, can't it?
But is this the only way to think? Do we need to 'buy into' ... Views: 501
are some tips our
psychics provided in adopting more
Adopt a Pet.
. Scientific tests have proven that stroking an animal’s fur can decrease
someone’s blood strain, nevertheless it turns out that acquiring a canine, cat
or other animal companion ... Views: 356
Respect. It’s hard to define it in words but if Google was any help here, this is what I got out of it. Respect is having an admiration for something or someone and treating that thing or person 'well'.
Now treating it or them well is easily misunderstood by all of us. A very simple example ... Views: 415
Today I was speaking with another therapist and he was sharing a story of struggle and at the end stated, “At least I’m not dead.” I was blown away in the moment of truth in that statement. Truly, we ALWAYS have something to be grateful for in our lives. Yes, I know that bad things can happen ... Views: 499
Every evening, minus a few exceptions, the first thing I do when I get in bed is write in my gratitude journal. I take a couple of minutes to answer questions about my happiness such as 'what am I grateful for?', 'what did I do great today?', and 'what amazing things happened today?'.
It's ... Views: 385
To test your open-mindedness, let me ask you a question. Imagine that I were to show you a picture of an angry and intimidating looking Arab guy with a big beard. What do you think? What is the first thing that comes to your mind?
Is it the word 'terrorist'?
If the first thing that came to ... Views: 407
Because emotionality and sensitivity are frequently looked down upon, while their opposing character traits are heavily romanticized in the Western world, people often have a disturbed image of their own emotional behavior. We are constantly under pressure to restrain our emotional selves. We ... Views: 337
I am grateful for the Hallmark hype and everyone’s marketing for Thanksgiving. It’s a perfect opportunity to focus on giving thanks and gratitude but let’s not wait for this once a year celebration. If you celebrate the American Thanksgiving or already celebrated the Canadian Thanksgiving in ... Views: 440
Lately I’ve had one of those soul searching questions rattling around in my head, “When is enough, enough?” Whenever these types of questions pop up in my life, I always look to the same two sources for the answers. First I turn to nature and quietly pay attention to her many worlds, by ... Views: 496
By now, the important place that holding an attitude of gratitude occupies in personal/spiritual development and even practical planning has received enough mainstream press to be passe. My intent here is to revitalize the concept by returning to the basics, as many who've ... Views: 485
Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate and express gratitude. When we take the time to focus on that for which we are grateful, we feel fulfilled. Our cup overflows with feelings of abundance. According to Jack Canfield, author of The Success Principles: “Gratitude is the single most important ... Views: 382
One of our main characteristics is that we try to conceive all that we live, that is we tend to build always a representation, a meaning about that what we experience. We do not have simple feelings, but conceived feelings, not direct moods, but mediated ones, namely mediated by our thought. It ... Views: 418
“It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.” ~ Charles Spurgeon
Motivational tips are everywhere, thanks to the internet. I cannot imagine how you could possibly remain glum with all the motivation out there. Any day on Facebook brings dozens of motivational ... Views: 324
As we were rushing around to get out the door for our 4th of July weekend trip to the lake, I misplaced my iPhone and was forced to leave without it...for 4 days! What at first seemed like a curse, ended up being a blessing!
After the initial panic wore off, I actually felt free and ... Views: 431
As a teenager and young adult my main hobby, let me change that, my only hobby was partying. I was functional in school as far as grades go but everything revolved around partying. It didn't matter if it was alcohol or drugs, I wanted to party and whatever means it took to get there I would do ... Views: 694
The 1960’s was a decade that heralded a new wave of film stars such as Paul Newman, Sydney Poitier, Audrey Hepburn, Clint Eastwood and many others.
But for a twist of fate, one actor may well have ranked amongst such prestigious talents had he not made the decision to forgo his acting career ... Views: 368
Gratitude in and of itself can completely transform our lives. Gratitude has the power to dissolve our anger, shift our perception, and replenish our energy. In a matter of moments, being grateful can take us from a state of helplessness, to a state of hope, and gradually to a state of joy. ... Views: 543
If you were requested to list ten things that you are most grateful for in your life, what would be included in it?
Do have to think for a while, or do you know exactly how blessed you are? When you ask someone how they are doing, the answer would depend on the level of comfort between the ... Views: 473
There are reasons, good reasons, why certain people have reached the state of constant happiness - it's all about things like wonder, self satisfaction, never forgetting ones roots and the inspiration gained from others...
... others who are or have been in worse positions than yourself - ... Views: 433
Many people don’t believe in the existence of guardian angels but I do. They live among us and shower us with their bottomless treasure of love and affection. They, generously, sacrifice their lives to cater for our needs without ever complaining. They are our mothers.
After carrying us for ... Views: 477
Repeat after me, I lovingly receive.
Most of us spend the majority of our time building, creating, and dare I say pushing for results.
We forget the power of giving ourselves the time and space to receive. Some of us never learned how.
Think of the tides, their natural cycle is rise and ... Views: 785
People often believe that they are slaves to their emotions: "I hate feeling like this but I can't help it." Some are ashamed of their emotions and try to hide them; still others find some to be offensive, frightening or sinful. But the truth is that all feelings have purpose and value. They are ... Views: 505
A few weeks ago, I wrote a column about my WAM program for personal success, what about me? I wrote about three steps to “me,” self-compassion, including 1) welcoming yourself as a friend,
2) Acknowledging your strengths and successes, and recognizing that, 3) Mindfulness promotes it all.
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“We want to change our lives, rather than use our lives, the present moment, as part of our spiritual practice. But, in order to really capture the energy of nirvana and become one with it, we need a partnership with the ordinary world. If we never tire of situations, our energy is joyous. If ... Views: 676
Hibernating (from the cold).....What's it good for??
As I travel on my spontaneous journey, I am eager to see the places I am visiting. I have made some sacrifices to take this journey so I want to get all the pleasure from it I can. I am currently in the city I was most looking forward to ... Views: 628
**Hope** (Excerpt from John's New Book "AWESOME SUCCESS PRINCIPLES")
“There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so
great and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something
--Orison Sweet Marden
I watched the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. The
hosting city was Sochi, in ... Views: 502
Childlessness, or the inability to conceive, is an often unappreciated source of pain amongst much of the general public.
A study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found the number of women aged 15-44 with impaired fecund city (impaired ability to get pregnant or carry a ... Views: 469
I learned from a sweet little movie called About Time a very powerful message about to find happiness in our lives. The story is about a family with the ability to travel back in time. On the son’s 21st birthday, he is told about the power and how to use it. For the first half of the movie, this ... Views: 463
Whatever the present moment contains,
accept it as if you have chosen it.
~ Eckhart Tolle
These words of Eckhart Tolle, a true master of the now, are simple but not easy to do. This is because to actually accept the present moment is a challenging act that requires our letting go of ... Views: 544
As Jews celebrate Hannukah and Christians do Christmas, most people look for a day off or hope to benefit commercially from this time that's meaningless to millions of others. What's the point? Is it all vanity as Solomon said?
Religion is gratitude if we are doing it right. If we don't see ... Views: 485
"The miracle of your being cannot escape itself. Your thoughts blossom into events. Your beliefs grow as surely in time and space as flowers do.” SETH
We’re kicking off the winter season with a super-charged New Moon Solstice event on December 21st AT THE SAME TIME Trickster of ... Views: 712
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Prayer - by Kasia Jarosinska (www.spiritualshifts.com)
Prayer is so ancient. Since the beginning of time humans have honored life, pondered and celebrated their existence! Any positive focus upon the resolution of conflict, the well being of human beings and our planet and the expression of joy and gratitude for all the beauty and gifts in our life ... Views: 503
1. How did we get such nicely rounded spheres from a Big Bang that should have given jagged rocks?
2. How did all the planets come into orbit after such an explosion?
3. Why do the planets vary in distance from the sun so greatly, and still stay in orbit?
4. With more than 100 moons for the ... Views: 510
We hear a lot about the power of gratitude lately. There seems to have been a hundredth monkey leap in consciousness, a global awareness that gratitude is a powerful and relatively easy way to sweep out the propensity toward negativity and connect to what’s good and right in our world.
For ... Views: 679
Gratitude is not a one-serving meal relegated to Thanksgiving and plates full of yummy traditions and comfort. Gratitude is an all-round accompaniment, perfect for gatherings, holidays, and quiet solitude. Gratitude travels well. It works in all kinds of weather and is never out of season, too ... Views: 648
Summary: The basis for nuclear energy and tremendous power is seen in Einstein's equation showing that a small amount of matter can yield a huge amount of energy. We appreciate science discovering what helped put an end to World War II in the Pacific and now we have energy for peaceful purposes, ... Views: 580
When you look in the mirror do you really see yourself? Is it a quick look with just a hand through the hair or a concentrated look as you apply your makeup? Are you focused on the hair while shaving or tweezing your face? Do you avoid the mirror? Do You Really See You?
I ask these ... Views: 632