January, 2011 Archives


The Importance of Chocolate

Throughout all the vivid memories of life, the sweetest ones I can remember seemed to have had a distinct connection with chocolate. As a child, chocolate was a form of currency. My earliest memory of abundance was being the one clinging tightly to a scrumptious bar of chocolate among a sea of friends who were willing to do just about anything for even a sliver of cacao gold. As soon as the wrapper came off, chocolate was like an edible super power that had the ability to interrupt any tantrum or frustrated emotional state. It had the power to deem… Read more.

Inspired Interview: Julie Dittmar and Matt Kahn

You Desire To Be Deeply Loved… We All Do

I believe that each of us wants to be deeply loved, and that without that love, we will never find the happiness we’ve come here to experience. No matter how much money you make, how beautiful your body or how many accolades you acquire, at the core of who you are, you desire to be deeply loved. And yet, in our world, how many of us would be willing to stand up and admit to the world this deepest of deep desires? Would you? Of course you might say that you would like a relationship, that your family is important… Read more.

Inspired Interview: Ross Ellis

Today’s Brilliance from Brady Baldwin

You need to find a need and fill it. Make progress everyday by pointing yourself in the direction you need to go. Set goals. Track results. Make the conscious decision to overcome adversity and set forth with a smile on your face and a will to succeed. The more times you are at bat the better chance you will have at success. Purposefully take advantage of opportunities. Decide you will be the one that makes the effort and grab the brass ring.

Want to Be Happy? Make Time for Exercise

I wish I had knew how important exercise was earlier in my life. Since I found a love for tennis, my whole life has improved. I play several times a week, travel to watch matches, have a whole host of tennis friends, am fitter and stronger than I have been in twenty years and I am much happier. As a psychiatrist practicing for 20 years, the single best advice I can give is to find a sport you love and make it a regular part of your life. As a brain scientist, I know that not only am I secreting… Read more.

Your #1 Principle for Balance, Peace of Mind, and Trust

The ultimate secret to balance, connection, and peace of mind is also the most important key to building trust instantly with everyone you touch. The secret centers around the simple, yet immeasurably profound principle of being fully present. Perhaps the most powerful way to understand this principle of being present is to look clearly at what it is not. Several years ago when I was the vice-president of a large training company, I became painfully aware of what it means to not be present. I had fallen into the habit of reaching the office by 5:00 a.m. and not returning… Read more.

Inspired Interview: Russell Bishop

How I Became Aware

One of my first really big insights came when I read Fritz Perls’ little gem of a book, Gestalt Therapy Verbatim. He wrote that simple awareness can often be curative. What a brilliant perspective on life: if only I could become more aware, I might be able to solve a whole lot of my “problems.” Shortly thereafter, I heard Eric Hoffer say, “You can never get enough of what you don’t really need to make you happy.” That one got me thinking about all the “things” I had been focused on and how little they actually mattered once I had created… Read more.

From Frustration to Fascination

Life has a way of giving us opportunities to grow, even in the midst of frustrating situations. Sometimes, no matter what we do, no matter how hard we try, things just don’t line up for us the way we plan. For me personally, the last six months have provided ample opportunity for frustration and growth. For nearly 2 years, my husband and I have been renting a home in Montana. In June we wrote an offer on a foreclosed home, owned by a bank. As we did our due diligence, the bank realized they didn’t really own the home, due… Read more.

Inspired Interview: Dawn Allen

Letting Go of Past Wounds

There are few things I’ve learned that are more important to my relationships, than learning how to love, forgive, and appreciate everyone in my life. This has not only helped me heal from abuse, but has also taught me how to be present, because I’m not carrying around wounds from the past. I struggled in a relationship with the man who was married to my mother for over 32 years. He started making sexual advances towards me when I was 16. Not understanding his behavior, I wondered what I had done to deserve this from a man who was supposed… Read more.

Today’s Brilliance from Karen Russo

As a minister, speaker and spiritual teacher I see too many smart, spiritually connected people feeling guilty, disconnected and self-conscious about their progress in health, wealth, relationships and contribution to the world. It’s not necessary! If you’re here at Inspire Me Today, I know you’re serious about being peaceful, creative, powerful, generous, and in the flow. I’m sharing with you my experience of the process of Breakthrough, so that you can enjoy greater results in your life. I’ve had a series of important Breakthroughs. Perhaps the most dramatic was the journey from the self limitations of addiction into the liberation… Read more.

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