Life. It does go on…

  Everything in life changes. We lose people through death. But we make new friends. We leave home and our families behind to pursue school or career. But we embark on new adventures. Our children grow and leave us behind. But our circle of love and compassion widens with releasing them into the world. We even change. […]

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Learning to Accept Criticism

  Criticism is often a double-edged sword. On one hand it can help you improve, but on the other hand, it can destroy your confidence if you allow it. Knowing how to deal with criticism is vital to improving yourself in both your professional and personal lives. How does it make you feel when someone criticizes […]

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How to Cope with Your Anger

    Working at getting a healthy, well-balanced mindset is crucial to having a rewarding lifestyle. But, all too often, anger gets the best of you and forces you to make hasty decisions that would otherwise seem outrageous. Reacting angrily to infuriating situations is expected. However, if your anger has a strong hold on you, […]

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Strategies for Overcoming Challenges to Reaching Your Goals

    When you have started on your journey toward your goals, you will undoubtedly come face to face with challenges. Some will be small and others will loom large before you. The best way to get through these times is to be prepared for any situation that may be thrown your way. No matter how hard […]

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Coping with Things Out of Our Control

  A creative style of living, coping with difficulties and weaving possibilities, can not only produce useful accomplishments for self and world but can offer the creator new resilience, perspective, aliveness in the moment, joy, and purpose in life. Ruth Richards   At some point in your life, you have undoubtedly had to deal with a situation […]

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Musings + Affirmations: I give myself permission to be imperfect

  Affirmation: I give myself permission to be imperfect. I release myself from any need to strive for perfection. I know that my imperfections help to make up the unique and wonderful person that I am. My imperfections enhance my beauty. All I have to do is look toward nature to discover the beauty in […]

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A Willingness to Climb…

  This has been an interesting week. A lot of the news and social media has been focused on Robin Williams, although many other things have happed, including the passing of Lauren Bacall. Human nature, especially as acted out in public arenas is an interesting thing to observe. For Williams, people have put up their […]

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The Positive Power of Failure

  What comes to mind when you hear the word failure? You probably are thinking about the times when you have thought you were not good enough and that you should just give up. While failure can involve those thoughts and emotions, failure also has the power to make us stronger or wiser. A simple definition of failure […]

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Perseverance: A Key to Success

  Achieving your goals is rarely ever an easy journey. If it were easy, you know the saying, “everyone would be doing it.” One of the most important keys to success is, without a doubt, perseverance. With improved perseverance you will have that extra push from within to try, and to try again. People have the […]

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Get the Lead Out! Stop Planning and Start Doing

    Yesterday, we talked about clarifying our goals, getting specific about them, so that we can make concrete steps toward achieving them But, have you ever had some aspirations that you felt were beyond your current capabilities? It is natural to dream about things that you want to do someday, but currently cannot. However, to realize […]

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How to Clarify Your Goals

    Whether you want to set goals for your business or for your personal life, defining clear, concise goals is very important. Without clear goals you can end up confused about what you want to achieve, and you may well be putting yourself on the path to stagnation. Clear goals can give you tremendous […]

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Take Small Steps to get to Big Goals

  People dream big all the time. But it is the people that take action to reach their goals who will truly succeed in life. It is a huge task to take on, but when you break down your journey into simple steps, just about anything is achievable. Decide on your goal and follow through, it […]

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Musings + Affirmations: Pampering myself helps me clear my mind

    Affirmation: Pampering myself helps clear my mind. I believe that mental clarity is the key to creativity and success. I am able to be more creative and innovative when my mind is clear. I do whatever is necessary to achieve mental clarity. Pampering myself helps me to develop a clearer mind. Taking time […]

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Try…

  The current way of thinking about the world, for the most part, centers around being an overnight or tremendous success. There is something to be garnered from each time we venture out of our comfort zone that is truly independent of that. Every time we try something new, from something as large as a […]

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