June, 2013 Archives


Trust Your Vision

Many of us are creative life-adventurers that have often, personally and professionally, walked the road less traveled. I maintain that there is a unique and rewarding calling that we are responding to. A deep part of ourselves desires to shine—to become fully realized—such that, we are compelled to give it birth—ultimately gifting the world with our passion, desire, talents and individual spirit. This is, in great part, the evolution of self. Embracing, and succeeding at, this evolution of self is best served by incorporating a heart-based life-strategy—one that honors the true essence of who you are, and others, and is… Read more.

Today’s Brilliance from Amber Hayes

If there are words I would like to pass on to humanity, it would be to stay true to yourself. It is important to always be yourself. Do not let anyone tell you otherwise. God created you in his image, and it is your job to fulfill that image. Always stay true to who you are. What other people are doing may seem cool at first, but may not be in the long run. Never get discouraged, because you have a purpose. Everyone on this earth should be themselves in order for us to have a unique and creative place… Read more.

Never Ever Regret Your Past…

A friend of mine wrote on his wall one day on Facebook, right after the New Year: “What Do You Regret ?” My response was: Everything and Nothing… So let me explain my answer. Everything, because if I knew then what I know now, I would have done things differently.  And… Nothing, because everything I have been through has made me into who I am today. Now… here is where clients will tell me, Well… I don’t like who I am now…  My response to my clients when they tell me this is the following. First of all, we all… Read more.

Looking for Happiness? Accept Yourself

I’ve gleaned some fundamental principles from the wisdom offered by several “metaphysical” guides on how to go about living a life better filled with happiness, health, abundance, and fulfillment. They provide a spiritual code of conduct that, when followed, profoundly affects your perception of reality. These few are the key “natural principles”: Accept and Allow. This is the key to living a life full of Love. To accept and allow is to invoke the natural power of Divine Love within you.True acceptance involves eliminating judgment while you allow things to be as they are. Crucially, this begins with yourself. Accepting… Read more.

Bouncing with Style: What Do French Fries Have to Do with Forgiveness?

After writing many posts and articles about forgiveness, I started to get sick of my own pontificating and advice. When I get sick of myself, I head to the nearest fast food chain, get myself a large diet coke and sit down to write.   Sometimes I get French fries. Sometimes I don’t. Well this is a stupid topic, I can hear you say, but it’s not. It’s vitally important to your recovery from whatever it is you are struggling with. Some people go to the gym. Some people go to church. I like to go to brightly lit, clean and… Read more.

Fulfill Your Mission

There’s something really special about who you are. Do you know what it is? It starts by knowing that the time is now to give yourself permission to do extraordinary things in your life… Because you deserve to be somebody who makes a difference in the world. Ask yourself this question every day of your life, “Am I doing everything I could with everything I am given?” And you want to be able to answer, “Yes, I am giving it my all.” No matter where you are, no matter what you’ve been through and no matter what takes place during… Read more.

Inspired Interview: Joyce Kovelman

Are We Standing on the Edge?

This we know: Humanity stands at the precipice. We must quickly decide whether we will continue to desecrate and destroy our planet, or whether we will make the needed changes and sacrifices that allow all of earthly existence to survive and thrive. We are asked to consciously co-create a new reality in which to fulfill our greater, more noble destinies. Indeed it is the very reason that each of us is presently living upon Earth. This we know: We are summoned, and how we respond is critical. Do we step up to the plate and begin to make the necessary… Read more.

4 Tips for Staying Youthful — and Motivated!

USE YOUR IMAGINATION; BE SILLY; STAY IN TOUCH WITH YOUR INNER CHILD – AND YOU CAN ACHIEVE ANYTHING Unleash the power of your imagination and you will be a-mazed at what you can achieve. The possibilities are endless when you allow them to be. Putting your imagination to work unlocks your creativity and inspires you to come up with new ideas that you never thought possible. Also, don’t forget to be “silly”. Silliness is a very important trait, and allows you to do crazy things…like create a book when you’re only 7 years old, which is what I did. How… Read more.

Wishing for More? Stop Focusing on the Negative!

If you’re like 90% of the population, you have a tendency to blame some friend that seems “have it out” for you. It feels like they’re deliberately trying to hold you back, or at the very least, trying to sabotage your success. So you sit there feeling angry, frustrated, deflated or maybe even slightly depressed. You’re probably talking about how nothing ever goes right. You’re probably hanging out with other people who are constantly talking about it too and I would be willing to be that you’re probably even talking about it on Facebook and Twitter! And as you continue… Read more.

Creative Education, part 1

There are two types learning: objective and subjective. Objective, 1+1 = 2 learning is the transference of knowledge from teacher to student. You either know the answer or you don’t. It is expansive; the more you learn, the better you are. It is comparative; it is clear when you know more than others. This wonderful world of science, business and results produces a stable world that fulfills our survival needs to the fullest. It is a mindset of doing and achieving. It is the way of the ego. It is maintained in contrast to something else. It is necessary for a certain… Read more.

Today’s Brilliance from Doug Vermeeren

As I have had the opportunity to study more than 400 of the world’s top achievers I have found a single interesting key to creating greater productivity and success in all areas of life. It begins with our neurotransmitters. Thoughts move through our brain over a pathway that begins with a neuron, then crosses a bridge called a synapse and is received ultimately by a receptor called a dendrite. Neurotransmitters send signals over the synaptic bridge between neurons and dendrites. This is the exact place where the critical thing happens. The information in the thought either makes the jump over… Read more.

Bouncing with Style: Being Better Than His Mistress

If I had a dollar for everyone who told me I needed to take care of myself during the divorce and my recovery, well, I would have no debt from my divorce and recovery… In reality it took me 5 years to pay off my legal, foreclosure, and therapy bills. What’s money, right? What’s money?! It’s what I need to live!!! I need it to pay my electric bill. I need it to buy lunches and braces and dog food. People who say “What’s money?” are stupid. While I was adjusting to my broke single parent lifestyle, I would see… Read more.

Being Yourself Is A Choice

Everyone has different tastes in what they like. That means that you don’t have to be someone you’re not. Be your most authentic, genuine, and loving self, because there is someone (if not many someones) who will love you just as you are. Discrimination and prejudice: fast tracks to missing out on amazing people and cool learning opportunities. When we are open-hearted and open-minded, we create the potential for some awesome opportunities and amazing relationships. The brain cannot think positive and negative thoughts at the same time. When fear, anger, stress, or resentment creep in, try copping an attitude of… Read more.

Inspired Interview: Betsy and Warren Talbot

Finding Your New Strength In Adversity

There is a story of little girl in church with too much energy. She kept standing up on the chair and her mother kept pulling her down, but she would just keep getting right back up. Frustrated, her mother pulled her down again and put her hand heavy on her little girls head, pushing her down into a sitting position. The little girl sat there for a while, then began to smile. Then she said, “Mom, you know what, I may be sitting down on the outside, but I am standing up on the inside!” This is the attitude of… Read more.

5 Positive Ways You Can Manage Adversity

I believe strongly that what you put out in this world, you get back. I did not always think this way, and unfortunately it took a life-altering event to show me the correct path for me to follow. I suffer from a debilitating disease which tests my strengths daily. Here are five things that I live by and pass along to as many people as I can! 1. Positivity creates positive results. Karma? If you surround yourself with dark, depressing negative thoughts or people, then you will lean towards that yourself. That is not a happy, nor a healthy, way… Read more.

When was the last time you called or emailed just because…?

When was the last time you just called or emailed to tell someone, Thank You, I Love You, I Appreciate You, just because, and for one other reason? In today’s day and age of the world of technology and internet, we often forget and  take for granted the people around us, who support us. I write a lot about Paying it Forward and The Ripple Effect. Think about this. Imagine if every boss, friend, mother, father, said Thank You, anytime you did something that supported them or helped them in any way. Imagine what a society we would have, if we all… Read more.

Bouncing with Style: Life after Love Tanks

Head Trash. Baggage. Beat up. Rode Hard. Put away wet. No matter what you call it, there seems to be a lot of stuff going on in my head post divorce. Some of the thoughts rolling around in the ol’ noggin have to do with the unbelievable array of choices out there today for this 40-something single mom of two active little boys. I have total baggage. I have a head full of trash, which my wingman pointed out this week. I personally like to call it matching luggage. Just like I am not divorced… I’m recycled. Yeah well, even… Read more.

Staying On Target Despite Obstacles

If there is a light at the end of the tunnel, do you see it as a train getting ready to hit you, or do you see it as your ticket to a better life? If I were you, I would hop on that train. In almost every instance, it will take you to a better, happier place. If the road you are traveling is paved with a) detours, b) brick walls, c) closed doors, d) distractions, and e) personal issues, don’t give up! Think of these things as speed bumps — glitches or annoyances. Things happen for reasons you… Read more.

Inspired Interview: Afam Onyema

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