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Do you feel overwhelmed by the amount of stuff in your life?
Do you feel like your to-do list gets longer each day?
By: Anastasiya Goers
Do you feel that exercise is punishment?
That’s what I used to think growing up every time that my Mom tried to send me in for sports.
I used to think, ‘How can a person enjoy all that sweating, pain and discomfort?’
Instead, I loved to dive into the fictitious world of novels, exercise your brain by learning something new or get creative with some crafts.
Author: Barrie Davenport
Did you know having self-confidence is as critical to your overall happiness and well-being as good nutrition is to your health?
That may sound like an overstatement, but research shows having self-confidence dramatically improves your finances, your relationships, your career, and your achievement in all areas of your life.
Dr. Timothy Judge of The University of Florida revealed in several studies that people with healthy self-confidence have a substantially higher annual income than those with low confidence.
If you are looking for it, wisdom can come from the most unlikely places. Even really goofy, border-line stupid places.
Sure, to satisfy your craving for wisdom you could consult ancient texts, visit a Tibetan monastery, or even consume large amounts of Chinese food simply to get to the coveted fortune inside those little brown cookies.
You could do those things… but why go to all that trouble when wisdom is literally everywhere?
A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow. ― William Shakespeare
If it wasn’t for friends, I would have never survived some of the most difficult moments in my life.
When I was going through one of the most challenging and painful events in my life after a divorce,
Life is full of surprises. Not all of them pleasant.
When you hit an obstacle in life, how do you respond?
Yes, you who are reading these words: How to you respond?
Do you give up? Or do you fight to overcome the obstacle?
Or are you able to draw inspiration from the obstacle life has put in your way? Sounds impossible, doesn’t it.
Do you find yourself frustrated that you’re not further along than you are at the end of the day – or the week – or the month – or even so far in your life?
Have you set amazing goals for yourself that just never came to fruition?
When you fall short of a goal that is important to you, it weighs heavy on you like a big, wet blanket,
In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few. – Zen Master Shunryo Suzuki
What would you rather be, a beginner or an expert?
The answer seems clear, doesn’t it? Most people would choose to be an expert, and not a beginner.
In fact, many people hate being a noobie, rookie, greenhorn novice, or tenderfoot – or whatever derogatory words we use for beginners.
That made me wonder – how we can actually do that?
What’s the secret of a fulfilled life?
Instead of just starting to writing a post, I’d love to see what others think and to include their comments in a future article about this.
A guest post by Michelle Fabio of Bleeding Espresso.
As the car wound its way up the two-mile serpentine hill, I smiled to myself, daydreaming about how I would feel when, within minutes, I would be the first in my family in nearly 100 years to breathe the air, walk the narrow streets, and step inside the churches of my great-great-grandfather’s village in Calabria, the toe of Italy’s boot.