May, 2011 Archives

Inspired Interview: Abby Miller

The Inspiration of Prague, Czech Republic

Thanks for your patience for my lack of blogging for the past two weeks. We’re on vacation with the family, enjoying the beauty of Prague, in the Czech Republic. It’s such a beautiful place- perhaps one of the most beautiful cities in the world. For those who haven’t been here yet, I wanted to share a few photos taken over the last few days. Please feel free to comment below and ask any questions you may have. This city inspires me! Hugs, Gail

It’s Time to Reclaim Your Brain

Twenty-five percent of young American women would rather win America’s Next Top Model than the Nobel Peace Prize. Twenty-three percent would rather lose their ability to read than their figures. When I read that Oxygen Media survey, I tried to go to my happy place. But I couldn’t get there. Because I know we have a problem, one that I don’t hear anyone else talking about. The problem is not just about that 25 percent of young women who would rather be hot than smart; rather, it’s about a culture that actually makes that a rational choice: rewarding girls for… Read more.

Love Never Dies: An Interview with Maureen Hancock

I had a great conversation last week with my mother-in-law, which in and of itself, isn’t remarkable. What’s remarkable however, is the fact that she passed away more than two years ago. Last week, I had the pleasure of interviewing today’s Inspirational Luminary, Maureen Hancock. After an hour of questions, I thanked Maureen and our interview ended. That’s when she asked me if I’d like to “speak” to anyone. To explain this in the proper context, Maureen is a spirit medium who has been communicating with dead people since she was a small child. After reading her book, The Medium… Read more.

Inspired Interview: Maureen Hancock

What the Mirror Says To You

Could you get excited about something you can do that will change your moods, your expectations—even your results? I first began to discover this principle when a friend cautiously whispered, “My mirror talks to me.” As I listened, I realized that her mirror was no friend. In fact, it was regularly telling her that she was fat, stupid and unloved. Incredibly, two weeks later, another woman told me that her mirror talked to her. Again, the mirror was unkind. My curiosity was piqued. I began an informal survey that has lasted more than five years asking scores of women the… Read more.

Kindness: The Core of 12 Religions

Kindness matters. In fact, it may be the only thing that really does. In today’s world, kindness is one of the things we appreciate most, yet it oft time remains one of our least shared attributes. We buy books about sharing random acts of kindness, yet cut someone off in traffic. We are kind with our friends, yet quick tempered with strangers. We say nice things to one another, yet gossip behind someone else’s back. We’ve learned to compartmentalize our kindness rather than make it a way of life. The vast majority of us believe in God and follow one… Read more.

A Mother’s Day Tribute- 100+Tweets of Gratitude to Mom

Happy Mother’s Day! As a tribute to all of the great mothers, @InspireMeToday reached out to our friends on Twitter and asked this question… What’s the #1 thing that your mom taught you, that you are the MOST grateful for? Just reading the tweets as they arrived, I smiled, laughed, shook my head in agreement and most of all, felt warm inside with the outpouring of such love for our Mamas. Enjoy it and share it with you mom or anyone else you know who has a mom. 🙂 Here’s what more than 100 folks who responded had to say……. Read more.

Osama bin Laden Dead: Reflections on Celebration

Last night President Obama announced that Osama bin Laden had been killed in a US military operation in Pakistan. Within minutes, we watched as America celebrated. While part of me was relieved that the head of the snake known as Al Qaeda had been chopped off, part of me felt a sadness at our revelry. Don’t get me wrong- I was happy to hear that bin Laden could no longer spread his hate for America. I love this country and I’ve spent a good deal of my time/resources supporting our troops, even creating and delivering the World’s Longest Letter of… Read more.

Make A Promise Day (May 4th) Is Spreading!

Wow! Here’s some exciting news. I just received a copy of an official proclamation from the office of the Westchester County Executive designating May 4, 2011, and each year thereafter to be “Make A Promise Day.” I want to express my sincere appreciation to Robert Astorino, the Westchester County Executive, for issuing this proclamation. It’s a big step forward in my mission to establish Make A Promise Day as a widely recognized day for celebrating the amazing power of making a promise. The proclamation underscores the power and the appeal of the Make A Promise idea.  I’m thrilled because it… Read more.

Today’s Brilliance from Kit Cassingham

There are many ways of getting love in your life. Being likeable and lovable, dependable and constant, as well as considerate and generous are the obvious ways people attract love. But there’s another thing to do that’s even more satisfying and rewarding, and that’s giving love. Giving love to all living things, including the earth, is the key to getting love. What a challenge, especially when you first start the practice! Be mindful of your attitudes and actions. It gets easier with time and practice. There will be times you’ll think it’s not fair to be doing all the giving, but practice will overcome… Read more.

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