Category Archives: personal growth

5 Simple Tips To Live A Joyful Life

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Our house sits at the end of a long, straight country road in a semi-rural area.

Every morning on my way out for the day, I pass one of our neighbors who walks the road after her child boards the school bus. I can see her from a half mile away walking towards my end of the road (and I know she can see me too).

I get ready to offer the same smile and wave that I extend at our passing each morning.

These 8 Gratitude Habits Will Transform Your Life

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Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.”
~ Marcus Tullius Cicero

You’ve heard it so many times before.

The importance of gratitude, that is.

Maybe you’re wondering “What’s the big deal, anyway?”

Let me ask you a question. If there was a pill that, if taken just once,

9 Experts Share The Secret To Their Amazing Creativity

How often do you manage it?

That amazing creative flow.

The one that electrifies, excites and exhausts you all at once. That  leaves you out of breath even though you’re sitting down at your laptop.

It’s like your fingers have their own story they’re desperate to get down.

Ideas form effortlessly. Words fly onto the screen. Creative genius fills your page.

You feel incredibly satisfied, creatively gratified.

How to Be Present When the Present Is Difficult

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Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow. – Mary Anne Radmacher

By now you’ve probably heard it hundreds, if not thousands, of times.

It’s been expressed in many ways by self-help experts and by spiritual teachers through the ages, but at its heart the message is always the same:

The importance of living in the moment.

5 Easy Ways to Stop Overthinking and Master Decisiveness

Overthinking - Woman looking out of window

It’s frustrating, no?

You can’t seem to figure out how to become productive.

At the same time, the reason is simple:

You overthink things.

You feel stressed and anxious every time you have to make even the smallest decision. Big life decisions feel unfathomable. You’re left spinning your wheels while you know that decisiveness would help you unlock your potential.

In our digital age,

7 Roadblocks Standing in the Way of the Life You Want

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A year from now you may have wished you had started today. Karen Lamb

I’ve always wanted to write and share my life experiences on getting the life you want.

Yet, for years, I could never start.

I looked at the lives of writers like J.K. Rowling or Paulo Coelho, and admired what they had done.

I looked at what Chris Guillebeau,

How To Speak Up With Confidence: 6 Little-known Secrets

woman with megaphoneYou had something to say, but as usual, nobody listened.

It’s irritating, right?

They seemed to write you off the second you opened your mouth. Worse than that, they barely even acknowledged you were there.

And it happens every time.

You know you have great ideas and opinions worth listening to, but nobody ever seems to take you seriously. So half the time you don’t even bother speaking up any longer,

How to Live With Less Stuff But More Happiness

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Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for. – Epicurus

“Do you want some more?”

Seems a dumb question, doesn’t it?

The answer is of course, it depends what the ‘more’ is. More of what, exactly?

Of course you’d enjoy more money to buy more cool stuff,

3 Biggest Holiday Stressors and How to Overcome Them

holiday stressorsHoliday stressors can ruin the festive season for you.

The holidays offer precious time to enjoy food, time off, and people we love.

But the magic of the season can turn to stress when we find ourselves around the person we avoid all year long, or panicking over gifts, or with our digestion in a funk from too many cookies and cocktails.

Use these tips to overcome holiday stressors and enjoy the festive season.

5 Powerful Ways to Transform Anger Into Joy

transform anger into joyIt happened again.

You tried to stop yourself. You wish you hadn’t said it. And, yet, despite all your best efforts, you lost it once again.

You know better. You know you should be more “spiritual” and not allow others to push your buttons or disturb your peace. But whenever it happens you are powerless. You just explode.

It’s a vicious cycle and you feel like a failure.