Category Archives: personal growth

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

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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.

7 Simple Steps to Turn Enemies into Friends

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Whenever you are confronted with an opponent. Conquer him with love.
– Mahatma Gandhi

In frustration, in anger, you ask . . .

Why? Why did that person spread lies about you behind your back, vilify you, or even mock you to your face?

Surely they had no reason when you obviously never meant to antagonize them (and honestly can’t even figure out what you did to provoke them).

7 Tips to Embrace Your Success (and Stop Feeling Like A Fraud)

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Success will never be a big step in the future; success is just a small step taken now.  ~Jonatan Mårtensson

Can you feel that twist in your belly?

That fear in your heart?

The voice in your head that tells you you’re not up to the job?

It shouts that you don’t know what you’re doing at work.

That you’re making it up as you go along.

How to Consciously Create the Life of Your Dreams

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Do you ever feel dissatisfied with how your life turned out?

You know there has to be more to life, but you know that what you’re living now just isn’t it. This is not the life you’ve always dreamed of.

You had so many dreams when you were younger, but they just haven’t come to fruition.

Instead, you’re stuck in a colorless life, still dreaming of one that’s more exciting.