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New Conscious Divas Post: A Strange Form of Validation You Want to Embrace and Give Space For

New Conscious Divas Post: A Strange Form of Validation You Want to Embrace and Give Space For

Read my latest powerful growth message posted as an expert author on the Conscious Divas website. Below is a teaser section of the article with a link where you can read the full article. Enjoy today’s article on “A Strange Form of Validation You Want to Embrace and Give Space For“!

…A buzz of uncertainty is flowing throughout my community, which tells me it’s happening everywhere. A young girl recently asked me if it’s possible to be pretending without knowing it. I instantly knew where this was going. To be sure, I responded with a question, “Do you mean like shouting you are happy but feeling deep down that maybe you’re not happy?” Bingo.

When reflecting on all the blessings in our lives, the opportunities, the love – the writing is on the wall… Life is good. Sometimes for what feels like no reason at all, this happiness on the […]

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Are You Paying Attention?

Are You Paying Attention?

There sure is a lot out there to distract us, isn’t there? I talk to more people that feel they are barely staying above water with all they have to do, than people who feel relaxed about life. On my constant quest to understand life and make the most of it, I ponder this idea – what are we paying attention to?

I fear we are paying attention to our debts, our never-ending stack of work, our fears over the “end of the world” scares, our stresses that there is never enough time, how tired our bodies feel. It is easy to get stuck in a thought pattern like this because the reality is, we are simply overwhelmed with the changes of the world. We are learning to adapt to a new way of living. And “adapt”, we must do.

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Love Actually IS All Around

Love Actually IS All Around

In December we usually remember what’s most important in our lives. It’s not beating ourselves up over a missed deadline, it’s not feeling insecure time and time again, and it’s not punishing ourselves over a mistake. What’s important is family and love and giving back. The movie “Love Actually” is one I watch every holiday season. It starts off with a bunch of video clips of people reuniting and hugging at the airport. The voiceover is Hugh Grant saying,

“Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General opinion’s starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don’t see that. It seems to me that love is everywhere. Often it’s not particularly dignified or newsworthy, but it’s always there – fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, old […]

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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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Q&A: Bad Relationships, Our Need to Feel Appreciated and How to Overcame Those Obstacles

Q&A: Bad Relationships, Our Need to Feel Appreciated and How to Overcame Those Obstacles

I received a question from a reader named Amanda. I wrote back a long response to her question but found her email address to not be a working address. So, I open this up to all of you in hopes that Amanda finds the answer she was looking for…

Amanda’s Question:
“I toppled across your website this afternoon and started reading your blogs; they are truly inspirational. I was curious.. in one of your blogs you talked about how sometimes our need to fill appreciated can keep us in bad relationships far too long. I wanted to see if you had a blog talking about your bad relationships and how you overcame those obstacles. Thanks!”

My Response:
Good morning Amanda! Thank you for the kind words – this is why I keep going and do what I do. I always said if it impacted even one person – it was all worth it. 🙂

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New Conscious Divas Post: How to Start 2011 With a Clear Conscience and a Bang!

New Conscious Divas Post: How to Start 2011 With a Clear Conscience and a Bang!

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 Start 2011 With a Clear Conscience and a Bang!”

“I love December as it is a month for serious reflection. January is great for inspiration and kicking ourselves into high gear. Somewhere in the middle of this spectrum we need to find a quiet space to clear our conscience and determine what we really want for the new year ahead. Today I hope to provide some guidance on how to do just that.

This process really must start with serious reflection if you have not already done so. I like to walk around the mall or crowded areas and get very still in my mind. I look around at the mom’s pushing their […]

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Truth: Your Ultimate Ally

Truth: Your Ultimate Ally

We know… deep in our gut what our Truth is. We ultimately can’t deny it. We can try to cover it up, justify it, hide from it – but it will come back to us one way or another. Only you can know what your Truth is. The question is, what are you going to do with it?

When we hurt – over a career change, a relationship loss, a deep questioning from within – we tend to lose ourselves and that Truth momentarily. Your mind starts playing “what if” games with you… “What if I don’t get another job?” “What if he was the love of my life?” “What if I never come back from this change?”

You will. You have every tool inside of you to handle whatever is plaguing you with doubt and fear. You have been prepared your whole life for this. The answers are within. You just […]

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Breathe to Relieve Stress and Tension

Breathe to Relieve Stress and Tension

Today’s message is short and sweet: Never underestimate the power of breathing. For some reason this week has been a little hectic – meaning many people around me called in a panic over one issue or another. Major health scares, relationship worries, career changes, etc. A lot of people got freaked out – even if only for a short while.

When we freak out we get anxious, tight, scared. We get overwhelmed quickly because we are thinking about the “big picture” and not manageable pieces. We can even tell we are not thinking clearly and that stress is taking over completely. Yet, we don’t know how to stop that train.

Breathe. That’s all you really need to remember. If you feel yourself getting wound up, hopefully you can trigger the memory to just breathe. Getting that extra oxygen will be very good for your body. It will slow your heart rate and […]

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My Interview with Conscious Divas Co-Founder Julia King

My Interview with Conscious Divas Co-Founder Julia King

Last week I was interviewed by Conscious Divas’ incredible co-Founder, Julia King. I had a blast and wanted to share this with you!

Amber Ludwig-Vilhauer is an entrepreneur working with individuals and business owners worldwide. Since starting her company NGNG Enterprises (standing for No Guts No Glory) in 2007, Amber has created two websites which serve as inspiration and as a great educational resource for a large audience. InsightfulDevelopment.com is a “how to” website teaching business owners how to create an audience and gain success online. AConsciousChoice.com has a focus of personal development and gaining power from within – ultimately to help teenagers with decision making and growing into the best version of themselves.

What inspired you to create your website?

I have two websites, one for personal growth www.AConsciousChoice.com and one for online business development www.InsightfulDevelopment.com which are both passions of mine. The personal […]

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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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