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We are taught that beauty is only skin-deep, that we can be happy and successful even if we do not meet societies ideals of beauty. But unfortunately, recent research shows that people who are considered more attractive do indeed have an advantage over those who's looks are not considered as ... Views: 122
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"Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself."
When I was younger, I took it upon myself to try and solve other people’s problems, most of the time, “problems” did not involve me. I ... Views: 231
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The world just keeps getting crazier as time goes on. I wonder why? I see a lot of ... Views: 157
Everyone loves superhero films. I’m not sure about you but I sure do! Whether you’re a fan of the righteous heroes or the witty villains, we all can agree that the never ending battle between good and evil can be really entertaining.
But have you ever realised that most of the time these so ... Views: 204
When should we give help or advice and when should we bite our tongue and let the matter be? It is a hard call sometimes. What to do when faced with an urge to say or do something which we perceive to be helpful, even essential? But is it really? How can we really tell?
We all want to help ... Views: 195
Most of the time, we are busy trying to categorize what we do either as right or wrong. We often tend to glorify the good and shun the bad and whomever that practices it. So where does the “TRUTH” come in?
Here’s an example:
Let’s say you watch the following example on a show or something ... Views: 229
I know you may be reading this article because you think it's offering information on how to make more money or quick money; however, this article is the total opposite. I'm going to offer you information on money and the ways and reasons it destroys your families.
In the Scriptures, it ... Views: 163
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It depends, what do you want one for?
Are you looking for a guru? A spiritual teacher? Finding a great teacher on our path is a tremendous boost when we are looking to grow spiritually in an exponential way. However, when seeking a guru or teacher, choose carefully, ... Views: 181
Intelligence Quotient or IQ
We all are well aware of IQ or Intelligence Quotient which is parameter used to determine academic abilities of an individual. IQ score is derived based on several standardized tests designed to access intelligence. It tells about person’s ability to learn, ... Views: 276
Have you ever come to a point where you feel like everything you learned wasn’t true? Have you wondered about all that “well-intentioned” guidance along the way? Have you ever came to a point where you wondered who you really were?
It seems to often happen a bit later in life; maybe the ... Views: 240
If you are new to mindfulness practice, congratulations on finding one of the most powerful practices for a better life! I know this because I began mindfulness practice and study over 20 years ago and have worked with 100s of clients to change their lives through mindfulness practice, and all ... Views: 226
A thought experiment is when you have an idea and take that idea to its logical end through rules and parameters that already exist or develop as the thought experiment matures.
Mostly through conversation and the use of verbal experimentation and arguments.
The purpose of having thought ... Views: 270
Article Title: What Did Jesus Really Mean?
Shared by: Craig Lock
Category (key words): Spiritual Growth, Faith, Christianity, Jesus, Jesus Christ, ... Views: 254
On a Saturday night at home while relaxing with friends, things turned interesting quickly. A dog showed up at the house. In an attempt to find the rightful owner and return the dog, we knocked on the door of the rightful owner and a naked man opened the door. This was the start of an ... Views: 283
On a Saturday night at home while relaxing with friends, things turned interesting quickly. A dog showed up at the house. In an attempt to find the rightful owner and return the dog, we knocked on the door of the rightful owner and a naked man opened the door. This was the start of an ... Views: 266
On a Saturday night at home while relaxing with friends, things turned interesting quickly. A dog showed up at the house. In an attempt to find the rightful owner and return the dog, we knocked on the door of the rightful owner and a naked man opened the door. This was the start of an ... Views: 269
On a Saturday night at home while relaxing with friends, things turned interesting quickly. A dog showed up at the house. In an attempt to find the rightful owner and return the dog, we knocked on the door of the rightful owner and a naked man opened the door. This was the start of an ... Views: 270
I explore the depth of quietness that resides within and there I connect to my Higher Source. It is there I ask myself life questions and wait patiently to receive the answers or the guidance needed. Surrender all skepticism and doubt. Trust what you experience in the stillness. Move forward, ... Views: 291
Most of us have had one of those “why me” days. Sometimes we don’t understand why life deals us particular life experiences or circumstances. Rather than dwell in this analysis space that leads to negative emotional mindsets like victim-hood, make a conscious choice to play messages to yourself ... Views: 331
Today’s reflection is inspired by my personal journey and the journey of my long time clients. Enlightenment doesn't mean you have reached super human status. What it means is you have the same life lessons and life experiences, and you are choosing to view these experiences with a lens of ... Views: 344
Recently I had a client ask me how I remain positive all the time. I believe that I am optimistic and positive because I choose to foster a mindset of gratitude and celebrate the littlest joys in life regularly throughout the moments in my day. My loved ones smile and shake their heads at the ... Views: 342
Sometimes we think of thoughtfulness when we think of kindness. Recently I read where Doreen Virtue refers to kindness as "Lovefulness". When I read that it resonated with me and made me stop and reflect. I like to think of kindness as an expression or action filled with Love. Love filled ... Views: 272
I read a true story once about a guy who suddenly became inexplicably interested in photography. He surrendered to this strong interest, and indulged himself. One day he came across a flyer advertising a free local photography meeting, and decided to attend. When he got there, he found a group ... Views: 338
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“When you find your path, you must not be afraid. You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes. Disappointment, defeat, and despair are the tools God uses to show us the way.”
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Striving for inner peace in the midst of the drama, chaos, or any experience that is less than desirable is difficult for the most mindful person. In many situations, we can fend off the pressure of being drawn into the experience; however, some situations or experiences reach our vulnerability ... Views: 349
Getting around the right people is not only a life changer, but can be a life saver. Find those that work smarter rather than harder. Where? There are many places, but just talking to people you don’t know is a good start. Maybe the random guy in a fast food line. That’s where I found a ... Views: 312
Have you heard the latest buzz word? Grit. It seems to be on the lips of every hiring manager and recruiter in the country. And, as words go, "grit" is a great word for a number of reasons. I guess it had fallen out of everyday usage, so it seems fresh again. It's a short word, and it sounds ... Views: 410
1. Dreams Just Happen
When you dream, you just see things play out. If you type “dream big” into Google one of the first things to pop up is an article about advice from Steve Jobs. The article talks about how Steve Jobs told a Disney executive to “Dream Bigger”. If we quote his biography, ... Views: 416
Do you ever get irritated when someone doesn’t get what you are trying to say? Or they plainly see the situation from a different viewpoint?
Your desire is to make them understand exactly what you are trying to say or see it from your point of view and sometimes that is just not going to ... Views: 453
I get the question all the time, "How do I fit a daily meditation into my day? I'm stressed out trying to add one more thing to my life and fit it in and then when I fail to do so I feel defeated and give up. My response is, "Don't make it a production."
Start with a 3-5 minute breathing ... Views: 491
Owning gold during a recession is one of the best investment decisions you can make. While the value of currencies decreases, typically that means the value of gold increases. Gold is one of very few safe havens for today’s uncertain economy worldwide where all fiat currencies are worthless ... Views: 481
"Writing time? Sure! I have a ton of stuff to write! Blog posts, Tuesday's ezine article, promotional copy for my upcoming program.... I could just write and write and write... But I'll get to it after these client calls. Oh, and preparing for my workshop. And let's not forget checking email and ... Views: 322
Are you a good learner? Life is about growing--physically, mentally, and spiritually--but in order to grow properly, one needs to be a good learner.
The Word of God provides us with valuable tips and principles that will help us be better learners in life. Here are some principles I've ... Views: 568
“Face it, embrace it, and then release it.” These words have been part of my healing process for years. However, the power lies in the awareness of what we need to face, own and then ultimately release. Sometimes this process may take minutes, or if we are emotionally attached to the situation ... Views: 405
Once I released the need to do some of the beautiful traditions that had been a part of me for so long but had lost the authenticity for me as well as the true spirit by which they were intended, I was better able to embrace the festiveness of this season.
However, releasing the negative ... Views: 469
How often have you said, “Today’s the day!” regarding something you are committed to changing. Yet, by day’s end you either didn’t do what you said you would do or you did something that directly sabotaged your success?
Unfortunately, this happens more times than not. Whether it be to eat ... Views: 573
If your age falls somewhere in the 20’s scale, then this article is for you. There are many like this one out there that give you advice on love and life, so I decided to jump on the bandwagon and pitch in some of my very own suggestions seeing as to how I actually am a 20-something girl - it ... Views: 464
The things we tell ourselves throughout the day often seem like cold-hard fact. But if you step back and really look at what you’re saying to yourself and what beliefs you’ve bought into, you’ll realize you’re lying to yourself. And it’s making you sell yourself short in life; it’s making you ... Views: 492
Without a doubt, the easiest person to forget is yourself. And just because you manage to feed yourself and put on clean clothes each day, doesn’t mean you’re giving yourself the time and attention you need and deserve.
This is especially true if you think of yourself as a strong woman, as a ... Views: 466
No one will be surprised to hear that living life comes with many lessons and gained wisdom. So I did a little survey with older women. I was curious to see what knowledge and wisdom they gained throughout the years that they wish they knew when they were younger.
Here is my Top 9 List
9. ... Views: 519
Returning to the groove of set schedules with school and school activities and all the other stressors that also come into play with this change in routine, I remind myself nothing gets accomplished any quicker if I dwell on everything all at once and look far ahead. Here are affirmations I ... Views: 546
Guilt can come wrapped in all kinds of packaging. As I continue to grow in awareness of self, I realize the immense power this five letter word can have. No matter how this emotion shows up in my life experience, I recognize it, own it at that moment. I explore it to better understand it and ... Views: 560
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Feng Shui & the Cosmic Trinity - by Teresa Min Yee Hwang Master of Feng Shui & Lecturer, FSRC Chinese Astrologer Certified Interior Designer Teresa Hwang Feng Shui & Design Feng Shui Research Center BC Canada
In Chinese metaphysical studies, the concept of the Cosmic Trinity - Heaven, Earth and Man/Human aspects are intricately entwined together. We can look at the whole picture by their effects on our Path of Life. We can study the Heaven effect with Chinese astrology - the Four Pillars of Destiny ... Views: 1046
Owning my own personal power can feel really comfortable at times and other times quite the opposite! I gently remind myself I owe it to myself and those around me to allow the beauty of loving, compassionate power to be exhibited in my daily life.
Here are some affirmations that assist me in ... Views: 556
Learning to greet your life with an open heart makes life experiences a bit more vulnerable and emotional. Living life connected to how your heart feels about life choices brings a sense of inner peace with your life choices.
Here are some affirmations to support you as you open the heart ... Views: 541
I have cultivated the practice of living in the here and now with much effort overÂ the last five years. Â However, we live in a world that is dictated by the future, tending to rob us of the experience of the present.
Many times I am involved in conversations that talk of plans for the future ... Views: 551
Life is filled with so much uncertainty that, at times, the only survival technique that will work for me is tapping into the Power of Grace. Grace is that divine intelligence that is tirelessly working in my daily life. I need only live in awareness of this Grace to gain its incredible ... Views: 554
The other day I was in a setting that I was not familiar with and frankly felt a bit out of element. As I stood in this feeling, I gently reminded myself you are safe to be you. It sounds so silly to grown women but sometimes a gentle reminder to myself that I can be ME and allow myself to ... Views: 568
I have always been optimistic and positive. I find that optimism comes naturally to some and can be cultivated by most. Here are a few affirmations to encourage an optimistic view point:
I choose this mindset: If I think positive thoughts and take positive actions; I can create a positive ... Views: 598
For the majority of my life, I had a desire to please others often at the expense of my own feelings and desires. As I began my journey of self-exploration, I discovered that I did not really know Self. I found myself molding to others desires and adapting to their wishes convincing myself ... Views: 533