Big Changes, Big Benefits

It’s back-to-school day for my kids. My littlest one started grade one today. I’ll admit I had a bit of a “mommy moment” on my way back home this morning. There’s no denying it anymore -- my baby is no longer a baby. That bittersweet thought, of course, was closely...
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1536 5 Signs You’re on the Wrong Path

I got a tweet from someone the other day asking me how she could tell, for sure, if she was on the wrong path in life. Here’s the quick answer: you just know. If you’re not on the right path, you will feel it; in the core of your being, there will be a sense that...
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Do Something That Scares You

It’s amazing how quickly we can let ourselves set up camp in our comfort zones; they’re so comfortable, after all. Safe. Predictable. We know exactly where we stand when we’re there -- like being the big fish in the small pond. There’s no fear when we’re in our...
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Program Your Future With Affirmations

One of the biggest things we all have to deal with when trying to make changes in our lives is the constant barrage of negative and self-defeating thoughts that we subject ourselves to on a daily basis. We all tend to be much harder on ourselves than we are on anybody...
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Turn Your Doubts into Stepping Stones

Today’s post is about how to turn your doubts into stepping stones, and it's in response to a question left in a previous post by Awesome Reader A.  As I suspect that A. is not the only reader to have this question, I thought I would turn my response into a separate...
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The Snowball Effect of Fear

Negative thought processes act like a downward spiral. Dwelling on one negative thought almost magnetically draws more negative thoughts to itself, and then the whole process picks up speed and gets stronger with time, creating a kind of snowball effect that just...
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Love vs Fear: Choose Wisely

Last week we talked about how the realization that your mind, is a powerful force shaping your reality can be really scary for some people. When you realize that your thoughts, beliefs, and expectations have such an enormous impact on how you perceive the world around...
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Getting to Know Your Gremlins

Getting to know your gremlins is important. Your inner critics are powerful creatures, and you need to be able to recognize them, or they will derail your dreams. When you’ve got a big dream in your heart and you’ve made the commitment to dedicate yourself to making...
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Building a Community and Saving the World

“We need to find the solution to world peace.” The statement came from a friend who couldn’t wrap her head around the American election results and pretty much everything that’s been happening since. As it happens, I’ve had several people echo that same sentiment to...

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What Do You Want From Life?

Have you ever taken the time to ask yourself what it is that you actually want from life? Have you ever stopped to really think about it? Or do you just rhyme off some pat answer about “world peace” or “success” or something else that you think would be socially...

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Your Year to Shine Book Giveaway!

The New Year is off to a running start, and I know you want to keep that momentum going so that you can make this the year your biggest dreams become your reality! With that in mind, these awesome authors have teamed together with the folks over at Instafreebie to...

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When We Begin to Understand Ourselves

Today's mantra is "understand", and I’ve been thinking about a quote from Thoreau recently. The one that says we don’t really begin to understand ourselves until we’re lost. “Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.” ~Henry David...

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10 Things to Give Up for the New Year

‘Tis the time of year for the usual posts on New Year’s Resolutions and all the standard crap about changing your life by making yourself do a whole lot of stuff you absolutely hate doing just because someone on the Internet told you it was “good for you”. Here’s my...

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Trust in Yourself and All That You Are

As we set forth into this brand-new year, many are feeling worried and anxious over what lies ahead. Today, I’m going to ask you to set that aside for a moment. I’m going to ask you to let go of all that fear and to trust that things will get better for you, and for...

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