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: 30
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: 43
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: 59
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: 66
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: 55
A friend shared with me a wonderful thought pattern that I have incorporated into my thinking vocabulary, “There is no right, wrong, good or bad.” I like this sentence because it forces me to interpret the situation, to the best of my ability, from a non judgmental space. I try to ... Views: 73
We are confounded with a plethora of thoughts, internal judgments and opinions about each and every choice that faces us in every moment that it's a wonder any of us ever feel comfortable in having a clear sense of direction and/or purpose in our lives.
How does one decide what is the "right ... Views: 100
“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 ... Views: 69
Children sure know how to have fun! They look at life whimsically and use their imagination to create the most amazing scenarios. I was recently thinking how much I needed to keep that inner child engaged in my daily life. This approach to life is beneficial for self-preservation as life is ... Views: 85
Ever find yourself striving to Work Positive and your Eeyore Vampire boss is doing everything he can to prevent it?
You’re in good company. Negative bosses—Eeyore Vampires—swoop in with alarming consistency on our coaching clients despite their best efforts to Work Positive.
How do you ... Views: 190
One of the predominant complaints I hear from my clients is "This isn't fair!" Referring to an incident where they or someone else has suffered a perceived injustice, they feel angered that things were not equitable. There is a universal misconception that if you play by the rules you will be ... Views: 305
Appreciate where you are in this moment, because in a blink of an eye, a new moment is upon you. Some will move up in life while others will slide down. Others will move laterally while some will try hard just to hold steady. All you can do is be grateful, with each and every breath you take, ... Views: 301
Australian journalist Julian Assange believes he's the subject of a witch-hunt by the USA. Assange fears that submitting to the controversial Arrest Warrant issued by the fourth and latest Swedish prosecutor will lead to him being illegally extradited to America. He has been granted asylum by ... Views: 258
WikiLeaks, headed by Julian Assange, has released a whole bunch of American government emails showing how America deceives the world. Is he really being hunted by the American oligarchy, with the active cooperation of British and Swedish authorities? Or are the allegations of sexual assault ... Views: 284
Has America declared War on Assange and WikiLeaks?
The disclosures by Australian journalist Julian Assange and WikiLeaks have clearly upset America. Yet the right to expose shameful US government secrets is protected by the First Amendment's rights to free speech and press freedom.
As ... Views: 309
10 BOOKS FOR PARENTS OF HIGHLY SENSITIVE KIDS
I have compiled a list of great books for Parent’s of Highly Sensitive Kids.. enjoy!
THE HIGHLY SENSITIVE CHILD
Dr. Elaine Aron
With the publication ... Views: 128
This may sound like a slightly ironic headline but I am writing this post in celebration of all the bad advice I have received or have heard others receive over the years and this brings me to a very important point. Why do we spend so much time listening to others whose advice is coming from ... Views: 73
Politicians benefit by pretending life is unfair
Life is not fair! complain envious citizens when they see someone with more than they have.
Life should be fair! says the politician, and I can fix the problem. Elect me and I'll ensure the law is changed to make it fair. There are many ... Views: 361
I have always had to go deeply into my own rage in order to bring it into the light to heal. If I don't allow myself to feel the rage, I cannot heal either myself or others. Not allowing myself to feel it is like clamping a lid on a boiling pot of water. Eventually, it boils over in uncontrolled ... Views: 176
Do you like looking for trouble? What kind of person are you? Normally, there are 3 types of person when it comes to trouble.
1. Those who solve problems
2. Those who look for troubles
3. Those who run away from trouble (neither they look for troubles nor they solve ones)
We have no need ... Views: 396
See a far more comprehensive introduction to the motivations behind this subject in part 1 and part 2 of this series.
Does President Obama really want Peace?
There are plenty of issues that President Obama could spend his time on which would improve America and give you a better quality of ... Views: 330
President Obama's commitment to Peace
President Obama evidently wants to bomb Syria. But why? He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009 for his commitment to world peace.
His response this week to those who believe he wants to attack Syria in order to defend his own credibility? "I didn’t ... Views: 360
Why has President Obama Threatened War on Syria?
Syria's president, Bashar al-Assad, has been murdering his own countrymen for years. A couple of years ago, some Syrians citizens objected and started the civil war in Syria. This has claimed a lot of innocent lives, yet al-Assad is clinging to ... Views: 386
It is that time of year when your son or daughter is off to college. It is that moment that makes a parent proud but also a moment that you have been dreading. You can put on a smile to everyone, but deep down you are hurting because they are not close in proximity anymore. Now it is time to ... Views: 379
Your angels will help you in all areas of your life, but I find that my guides particularly help me with my business! Part of my life path is being an entrepreneur (sounds so much better than self-employed, don’t you think?) and I’ve attracted a team of helpers this lifetime that really support ... Views: 350
On a recent Spring evening, I sat in the audience at the Broadway musical excited to see Kinky Boots and not knowing much about the plot … or the wisdom of the lead character and real life shoemaker Charlie Price.
Prior to Harvey Fierstein and Cyndi Lauper wisely teaming up to create the ... Views: 433
Are you grateful for the things you have in life? Counting your blessings is one of the easiest personal development activities you can ever take part in. Do not just be thankful of the big things. Give thanks even for the little things in life.
I honestly believe that it does not matter ... Views: 436
"Man is the only kind of varmint that sets his own trap, baits it, then steps in it." ~John Steinbeck
It's a bold thing to call reason a trap. The skeptics will say that is exactly what someone who can't hold up their end of an argument would say. After all, if you can't state your case with ... Views: 451
The sales profession is not easy, and it takes a special person with the correct skillsets to be able to be effective in sales. While people can learn the skills that they need to be a great salesperson, they often do much better in the profession if they possess natural instincts and abilities ... Views: 311
OK, this is an old joke, so forgive me if you've heard it. A psychologist is giving a talk and describes how every couple has its own unique frequency of making love. She then asks people in the audience to state how often they have sex. Hands shot up as she called out "Once a day?" "Several ... Views: 914
Are you currently having problems with people at work, family members of friends? Perhaps they want to action something, do something, plan for something … and you can think of nothing worse? So you are at logger heads because they want X and you want Y.
Well in this article I want to offer ... Views: 529
You’ve seen it hundreds of times. Some guy is being interviewed by the local news after he helped prevent some crime or rescued someone in distress. The reporter asks, “Do you consider yourself a hero?” Apparently, this question must be asked in order to test whether or not said person is in ... Views: 520
Government Failure? Or Government Oppression?
Citizens all across the world are increasingly recognizing the problem of government failure. Many governments are increasingly incompetent at that most fundamental of tasks: protecting their citizens from harm. From Tunisia in North Africa to Syria ... Views: 410
It was supposed to a joyous event. It was April 15th, 2013 in a small and insulated city called Boston where the oldest marathon was being held on a holiday called Patriot’s Day. It’s like a weekend block party where schools are closed and families come to have fun to watch 26,000 runners run ... Views: 382
Is President Obama Concerned for your Safety?
Is President Obama really concerned about your children's safety, or do his actions contradict his rhetoric? Is he aiming to deny you your right to defend yourself and your children?
Years ago, he did say he recognizes that "gun owners in ... Views: 405
You have a Right to Protect Yourself
Across the world, government bans on their people's right to protect themselves with firearms is increasingly widely ignored. The enormous outcry against the gun bans proposed by President Obama, Senator Dianne Feinstein and their Democratic allies ... Views: 425
Illegal Drugs Increase Violence
Illegal drugs have caused a significant increase in violence. In the years since Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala hardened their stance on illegal drugs, their violent death body counts have risen dramatically.
When you encourage illegal activity by ... Views: 412
The USA incarcerates more people - imprisons more per head of population - than any other country in the world. So many in jail demonstrate the enormous numbers of laws which make criminals out of its citizens. These laws hamper police from carrying out their core responsibility of protecting ... Views: 445
Is the Sandy Hook tragedy being used by the administration to implement the United Nation's Arms Trade Treaty - the global gun grab? Many other shooting sprees have resulted in equally cynical gun ban attempts across the world. Are gun laws to control guns, or to control people?
The British ... Views: 505
Sandy Hook was a Gun Free Zone
Despite Connecticut's gun carry laws at the time, there was nobody armed at Sandy Hook to protect the slaughtered children and teachers. In practice, Sandy Hook was a gun free zone.
So was the 2012 Batman movie mass slaughter which killed 12 and injured 58 in ... Views: 466
The Problem of Prescriptive Solutions
Management theory is clear, prescriptive solutions do not work. Why not? A solution imposed from outside stops you creating your own solution tailored to your circumstances. Since you are unique, different to everybody else, how can one size fit you and ... Views: 453
Following the War of Independence against the arbitrary and unjust policies of England's King George III, the USA needed a new legal framework. All American citizens had learned to distrust oppressive taxes imposed by the legal British government.
The framers of the US Constitution created ... Views: 436
In this post I'm going to talk about success. Success means different things to different people. One of the definitions for success in Dictionary.com is: The attainment of wealth, position, honors, or the like. This definition is okay in as far as it goes, but we all know that being successful ... Views: 330
Lawmakers in a number of states realize that disarming responsible citizens is an ineffective way of stopping shooting sprees by criminals and deranged individuals. They are now considering a far more intelligent response to massacres of the unarmed: How to terminate ineffective laws and ... Views: 439
The most common word I have heard people use to describe the work that we do is "practical." This is truly what sets our work (and others trained by the Americana Leadership College) apart from everything else out there in the world of spiritual growth and development. It is very practical tools ... Views: 483
The only thing that stops a spree shooter is a bullet. The sooner he gets that bullet, the less innocents and vulnerable children he gets to slaughter.
How long does Emergency Response Take?
The police do a difficult job, often in very difficult circumstances. David Thweatt, Superintendent ... Views: 464
Gun control advocates like to use the emotive slogan “gun violence.” Why? This misleading phrase is purpose designed to blur the distinction between self-defense and murder. Since "gun violence" takes no account of the difference between self-defense and a murderous attack, it increases ... Views: 438
“ Do the thing you fear, and the death of fear is certain.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
You have incredible powers of mind and emotions that give you timely and accurate feedback in every area of your life.
In this post, you learn how to “tune in” to yourself so you can make the right ... Views: 409
Despite the abundant evidence, democrats, socialists, and liberals continue to believe that even more stringent gun bans will stop the slaughter. How do the more intelligent and thoughtful ones maintain a straight face given the massive incontrovertible evidence to the contrary?
In America, ... Views: 443
Along with other liberals, President Obama believes that more stringent gun laws will make it more difficult for criminals to obtain firearms. Although banning guns does make it more difficult for law-abiding citizens to own them, their beliefs just ignore reality: Criminals don't get their guns ... Views: 462