April, 2012 Archives


By Gail Lynne Goodwin. Six weeks. Forty-two days. If you live in a climate where you only have 6 weeks of summer, it flies by in an instant. But, if you have to go on a restrictive diet for 6 weeks, suddenly that same period of time drags on as if it were eternity. Funny thing is, forty-two days is still forty-two days. The only thing that makes it seem long or short, is our perspective. Just a couple of weeks ago I was coaching a client through a difficult situation where she needed to relocate for her job for… Read more.

Reclaim Your Attention, Reclaim Your Power

What do you pay attention to? As you read this, become aware of how you’re attending to these words. Are you distracted or focused? How do you pay attention? Your attention is powerful – full of power. The kind of attention I am talking about is your non-judgmental, welcoming, loving attention. This attention energizes and enlivens all things in your life. Your attention arises from inside you, from that presence we’ll call your inner self. What you pay attention to and how you pay attention is how you use your power. When you reclaim your attention, you reclaim your power,… Read more.

Today’s Brilliance from David John W. StClair

Life is a miracle to be lived and never a problem to be solved! Consider each day to be a white canvas that you can fill with all your love, gratitude and skills to make the day a special, unique and abundant one. As you are made in God’s image you are wonderful just the way you are and isn’t it the most amazing fountain of pleasure and happiness that God is closer to you than your skin? God permeates you completely and in my experience there are only a few really important things in life. Feel excellent for no… Read more.

Harvesting Happiness: Laughter Is My Gateway Drug

By Lisa Cypers Kamen. They’re not kidding when they say laughter is contagious. Just think back to the last time you really laughed. No, a quiet chuckle under your breath doesn’t qualify; I’m talking about real deep-in-the-gut laughter that makes you forget about all the lousy things going on in your life. The kind of laughter that for an instant makes everything seem simple and carefree. When was the last time you experienced a natural high like that? Laughter is the ultimate escape from the high-drama, success-driven world in which we live. Once you experience the overwhelming positive effects of… Read more.

Today’s Brilliance from Sanjay Patel

Didn’t win the $640 million mega lottery? Don’t be sad. Do you know a person who cares for you? If so, you are receiving the one thing in the universe that money cannot buy: Love! So cultivate a balanced life. Aside from routine work, make time for family and friends. Work never ends. There will always be something to do. Catching up with emails, phone calls, and other bits and bobs will have you on a treadmill. Sometimes, the only way to get jobs done is to simply cross them off your to-do list! That frees up space in your life… Read more.

Change The World By Raising Your Consciousness

The outer world is made from manifested thoughts and ideas held in your mind. These ideas are the foundation of consciousness, and the nature of these ideas gives consciousness its character. Everything we create has a belief behind it, an idea once held in someone’s consciousness. Because consciousness is shared, it includes the thoughts, beliefs, attitudes, and sensitivities held by all people. Therefore, every condition, circumstance, or situation in the material world is the embodiment of humanity’s mental equivalent, whether it is war or peace. War is an expression of an idea held in consciousness by the human race. Human… Read more.

Today’s Brilliance from Scott Wittig

Surprise!!! Let’s pretend that you just walked into a surprise party – for you. Look around. Who is in the room? Most likely all of the people who are closest to you. Your immediate family. Maybe your parents. A few of your neighbors. A couple of co-workers? Some friends from previous jobs or neighborhoods? Your boss? Maybe people from when you were growing up or people you went to school with? A microcosm of your life is in that room. Now pretend I walked in behind you, asked everyone to be quiet and posed this question: “WHAT SHOULD _________ (insert… Read more.

Inspired Interview: Sarah McLean

Today’s Brilliance from Carl David

Note from the Editor: Today’s Brilliance is a bit different and longer than most. We feel that it’s important to bring things like this up every now and then, so we wanted to share Carl’s wisdom with you today. If discussing suicide is hard for you, we encourage you to come back tomorrow. One of my older brothers at age 22 took his life. I was just 16 years old. The effects on myself and my family were devastating, beyond description. We had but two choices: to pull together or tear each other apart. We chose the former and used… Read more.

Today’s Brilliance from Lauren Rosenfeld

All moments matter. Perhaps you believe that there are two types of moments: Ordinary moments and extraordinary moments; moments that are to be treasured and moments that might as well be pitched in the trash. But all of our “ordinary moments” are moments that we must learn to treasure. Why? Because these “ordinary moments” moments are like seeds from which the exotic flowers of extraordinary moments blossom. If we are expert gardeners, we will look at the humble seed and know that a blossom of remarkable beauty is waiting to be born from it. We know that if we take… Read more.

Hidden Blessings

Gratitude is the answer, no matter the question. When life throws you a curve ball, be grateful that you have the hands to catch it- for there is always blessing in every circumstance, even if we can’t see it in the moment. On this past Easter Sunday I was reminded of this, as I had a skiing accident. Not being one to complain or be a baby, I got back up and skied down the rest of the hill after skiing way too fast and wiping out into a snow bank. Two days later when I was convinced to go… Read more.

Today’s Brilliance from Patricia Varley

“Know thyself” and “To thine own self be true” are old but wise quotes that have been very important, sometimes painful and transformative and liberating lessons for me. A key technique in knowing myself that is vital to making life decisions that are aligned with being true to myself is developing, listening to and then trusting my intuition. Over and over again I continue to discover that my inner voice, what I call my intuitive knowing, or Divine Guidance, is always right. The problem I have had is that my head often overrides my gut feelings, that deep knowing in… Read more.

Today’s Brilliance from Tina Tessina

America’s founding fathers were wise to embed the “A pursuit of happiness” in the DNA of the country – in the Preamble to the Constitution. It was a profoundly new idea that changed the world. Clients tell me, “I want to be happy!” and I show them how thoughts affect mood. How you relate to yourself can lift or dampen your spirits. Happy people have an easier life, bounce back from problems, and generate love. Research demonstrates we are hard wired to focus on problems, which creates physically and emotionally damaging stress. As we learn to focus on gratitude, the… Read more.

Today’s Brilliance from Alan Underkofler

Identify what you want, what you want achieve, and what your dream is. Not just any dream, identify your burning desire; the one dream you may or may not think is attainable. The one dream that no matter what someone says or does, no matter what obstacle is placed in front of you, and no matter how long it takes, you will achieve. Identify the one dream you MUST achieve for you! We all have one, some of us have two, and others have many… Identify one. And then do whatever it takes to achieve it! Whatever it takes, go… Read more.

You Are The Key

By Penny Kane. We are the only person who can give ourselves validation. Sometimes it’s easy to get trapped into thinking that we need the approval of others to do things. We have been conditioned to feel like we can’t take matters into our own hands because we require the approval of people who we feel are more knowledgeable than us. This really dawned on me when my kids were sick and I was looking for guidance. When I didn’t receive the answers that I was looking for I felt helpless and alone. It wasn’t until I tapped into my… Read more.

Inspired Interview: Jennifer Wilkov

Dare to Dream Big!

As we look throughout the world at those who have achieved the most in life, people like Bill Gates, Donald Trump and Warren Buffett, these are the people who have stretched their imaginations to unforeseen levels. They have dreamt at levels most people have never imagined. Their vision for what is possible stretches so far beyond anything any ordinary person would envision. Many people believe they have gotten lucky. The reality however, is that it’s that simple skill, of dreaming big, that has guided them to their success, fame, and fortunes. You see, no one in this world has ever… Read more.

Harvesting Happiness: Showing Gratitude

By Lisa Cypers Kamen. Gratitude is one of those sneaky little gifts that once opened keeps on giving and giving. Did you know that one of the best ways to reduce your stress level is to think about things for which you are grateful? How about when you are sad, angry or upset? Try listing in your head or on paper just ten things for which you are grateful.  I can help you start your list. You are alive and able to enjoy the wonderful things this world has to offer.  You are reading this blog so you can read,… Read more.

The World According to YOU!

There are a few things I have found helpful to promote living a life filled with meaning and significance, the practice of which has made a profound impact on my inner peace and well being. I guess it is fair to say that I am usually filled with energy, enthusiasm and passion. So finding a place of calm is no small undertaking! I am sharing these things that I call ~ the world according to Carla ~ as a way to note that it is not the truth, it is my truth: Live in the present moment – We always… Read more.

The Wake Up From The Break Up

By Sheevaun Moran. I have had many break ups in my life. My most memorable break up was when I was sixteen and I was dating a 21 year old. We were very aligned and we both knew it. He broke up with me because he somehow had a vision that I had to leave the small town I grew up in and make a difference. I was devastated and lost and yet I picked myself up and went off to Florida before college to begin my journey. My life has been an amazing journey and one that would have… Read more.

Today’s Brilliance from Carole Brody Fleet

Always stay true to who you are, deep down inside. It sounds easy, but there are those around you who will try to change who you are and what you stand for. It cannot be done and moreover, it should not be done. Everyone has dreams. Some of your dreams will come true. Some dreams will come true even bigger and better than you could have ever imagined. Some dreams will be realized right away and other dreams will come true later on in your life. Some dreams may never come true – but that should not ever stop you… Read more.

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