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Snap Out of It! 3 Action Steps to a Better Attitude

Snap Out of It! 3 Action Steps to a Better Attitude

Read my latest personal growth message posted as an expert author on the Conscious Divas website. Below is a teaser of the article with a link where you can read the full post. Enjoy today’s article on “Get Help Snapping Out Of It: 3 Action Steps to a Better Attitude”.

“I’m negative more and more lately… I cry because I don’t know what else to do… I can’t seem to snap out of it… I’m not happy (though I know I have reason to be)… I’m so disappointed in myself that I can’t seem to find motivation to fix how I feel… I reach out and tell people how I feel but nothing changes – if anything, I just feel worse…”

Sound familiar? If not, congratulations, you’re in a better place than most people I’ve been talking with recently. And I am sincere in wishing you congratulations – we must take notice […]

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The Life-Changing Powers of Confrontation

The Life-Changing Powers of Confrontation

You already know exactly what I’m talking about. I don’t have to tell you what “confrontation” means.

I’ll start by admitting to you all that I think confrontation is one of the most difficult things to do, for me. It would be so easy for some people to shove the past under the rug, move on, write it off – but not for me. Some say we have a “contract” with ourselves before we come to live on this planet. A contract we must fulfill or we come back and do it again until we get it right. I don’t think I believe in all that, but if it is true, then my biggest feat is to stand up for myself, confront my fears and stand in alignment. Strong, honest, pure.

When I have to confront something (usually a someONE), my body has this awful reaction that I’d give anything to turn […]

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Part 2 of 2: The Scary, Slippery Slope of Stress and Which Outlets Can Help You Stay Healthy

Part 2 of 2: The Scary, Slippery Slope of Stress and Which Outlets Can Help You Stay Healthy

On our last post I revealed the 3 major times in my life that stress caused major health problems. I did this only with hopes that you could recognize patterns of stress in your own life. Today I want to share with you

Looking at the root of your stress
Healthy outlets for reducing or eliminating stress
Looking ahead

 

Looking at the root of your stress

My dad was a very wise man when he told me, “I like to go straight to the source and fix the issue there instead of covering up the pain”. Ok, he was telling me this one day when I was complaining about my wrist hurting from clicking my mouse a million times that day. I was a little worried about early signs of carpel tunnel which he had. I was saying, “what should I take for this pain to get the swelling to go down?”

His point being, instead […]

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Why We Do What We Do, and How We Can Do It Better

Why We Do What We Do, and How We Can Do It Better

I’ve shared a Tony Robbins video below with quite a few people in the past week – all sharings have been well received so I couldn’t resist passing it along to you as well!

If you know me at all, you won’t be surprised for me to share a Tony Robbins clip – he’s a great mentor of mine even thought we’ve never met. I did have quite an incredible opportunity to work for one of his companies at one time, but my path took me down a different road. Long before that, I had the help of his “Unleash the Power Within” seminar to teach me my most limiting belief – the one thing that held me back time and time again.

This video below… — sccrreeeeech! I could almost here you saying, “Well, what the heck was your most limiting belief?!?” For multiple reasons, which I think are goodies, mine […]

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Why Helping to Mentor Teens is Such a Priority to Me

Why Helping to Mentor Teens is Such a Priority to Me

Elementary school, middle school and high school can be SO rough on a kid. My first heartbreak was in 3rd grade. 3rd grade!! My best friend of three years chose a new girl to hang out with over me. With not even 10 years on this planet, a little girl felt “not good enough” for the first time. These moments in time have a HUGE impact on all people involved, yet is still continues to happen, and for generations to come.

Watch this powerful 3minute short video below that I was fortunate enough to see thanks to a dear friend, Julia King:

Looks are given, nasty words said, harsh actions made – all day, every day, all across the nation. Teenage kids don’t know a better way than this. There’s conflict in their individual worlds and these young adults are not taught how to properly handle these massive waves of intense emotions. […]

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How to Be There for Your Teen While Also Giving Space

How to Be There for Your Teen While Also Giving Space

Read my latest personal growth message posted as an expert author on the Conscious Divas website. Below is a teaser of the article with a link where you can read the full post. Enjoy today’s article on “How to Be There for Your Teen While Also Giving Space”.

You may or may not know by now that I hold a strong passion for opening communication between teens and parents. Wow oh wow did I push and pull my parents in every possible direction as a teen. “I need you” … “No, get away” … it must have been so incredibly confusing for them! But I couldn’t help it, I was an emotional roller coaster.

I was confused to the max about the pressures I felt surrounding me. Who did I want to be? How did I want to show up in the world? I constantly analyzed how others showed up and compared […]

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Introducing the Power of Eckhart Tolle via Oprah

Introducing the Power of Eckhart Tolle via Oprah

Some of you may remember this worldwide web event where Oprah interviewed Eckhart Tolle based on his book A New Earth. Over 130 countries were in attendance for the first show and the audience count continued to soar over this 10-week series.

Oprah says, “This is the most exciting thing I’ve ever done. I’ve done a lot of things in my life but I am most proud of the fact that all of you have joined us in this global community to talk about what I believe is one of the most important subjects and presented by one of the most important books of our time. A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose.”

I read this book months before the webinar was even being promoted. Lines and lines and lines are underlined and highlighted (which I rarely do to books). This truly is one of the most powerful books of […]

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Neale Donald Walsh and His “I Believe God Wants You to Know” Series

Neale Donald Walsh and His “I Believe God Wants You to Know” Series

Neale Donald Walsh is a very famous author and speaker worldwide. His best-seller and most well-known book, “Conversations With God” has been published in 34 languages and turned Neale into the spiritual messenger that millions have come to know. Many have said Neale and his life’s work is a giant scam to make money. A shame I’ll tell ya.

Neale is a family friend and has the classic rags to riches story. He was homeless – a movie was made about his life, maybe worth checking out sometime – and questioning life. One day he sat down with pen and paper and he says God spoke through him. Ok, that’s when I get a little iffy about it too, but I listen on – *everyone* has value and a message to share. The book, which turned into a series, asks dozens and dozens of questions and then provides the […]

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From Alone, to Asking for Help, to Growth

From Alone, to Asking for Help, to Growth

I have found people rarely admit they need help even when they are desperate for it. There have been times in my life that I felt so terrified of life and its outcomes. One of my greatest outlets in high school was a journal. I wrote day after day trying to release all of the loneliness, hurt, anger and depression I felt.

August 3rd, 2000 – “My heart is heavy and the doors are closed. My my mind remains empty of thought. I have been tangled in the veins of reputation. Why are these veins choking me so tightly? Who will give me the answers I need to heal my soul of this darkness? I have been looking for people to be here in my time of pain, but no one has responded.”

After looking back on all of the suffering that now seems unfamiliar, […]

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An AMAZING Blog I Stumbled Across

An AMAZING Blog I Stumbled Across

I am constantly looking for others that share in my passion to help others by sharing their wisdom and their life experiences. I have a few I’ll be sharing with you over the next few months. This blog in particular is new, but POWERFUL.

The domain says it all: FEELING THEN HEALING — http://feelingthenhealing.wordpress.com

Don’t we all go through this experience of FEELING then HEALING? When going through moments of heartache OR bliss – we MUST FEEL first. We soak in the most exhilarating times and the most hurtful times. Either way, whatever our experience, we take the feeling deep inside ourselves and lock it in. We can then draw upon this AMAZING force of emotion and past experience to help propel us into our best future.

This blog I found – about Standing in the FIRE Of Life – calls us out. Calls everyone of us out to be our […]

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