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New Conscious Divas Post: When You Wonder If You’re On the Right Track After Making a Decision

New Conscious Divas Post: When You Wonder If You’re On the Right Track After Making a Decision

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 “When You Wonder If You’re On the Right Track After Making a Decision”!

“…Have I made the right decision? Where do I go from here? Will it turn out the way I hope?

These are all questions that plague the mind of someone when they’ve just leaped off into the unknown. Career changes are in place, relationships have ended or a new venture has just begun.

It is normal for us to second guess ourselves. Ultimately, we just want reassurance we have made the “right” decision and are headed in the “right” direction.

Instead of playing the right/wrong game, what if we instead have Trust in our Self. After all, the reason we’ve made a recent decision […]

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My Favorite Motivational Speeches from the Best Inspirational Movies

My Favorite Motivational Speeches from the Best Inspirational Movies

I love feel good movies that open my mind and give me new perspective. I’m always on the look out for movies that are true stories and have much wisdom buried in the writing. Below you’ll see some of my favorite inspirational movies and a short video clip from each. Maybe bookmark this post and watch any of these videos when you need a little push in the right direction one day.

I’d love to know what your favorite motivational speeches OR inspirational movies are. Send a comment at the bottom of this post if you have a good recommendation for me. 🙂

The Pursuit of Happyness

Rocky Balboa

The Blind Side

Peaceful Warrior

Bonus Video: Facing the Giants Wholeheartedly

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Get Help Snapping Out Of It: 3 Action Steps to a Better Attitude

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 when we are “up” and be proud of our accomplishments. I do not mean to start a post in such a downer way – but I do intend to finish it with positivity and motivation.

You see, lately I’ve been approached by more than a few struggling souls. They’ve […]

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Three Phases of Enlightenment to Reclaim Your Bright Future

Three Phases of Enlightenment to Reclaim Your Bright Future

Fear is a very common, recurring, natural emotion. If it never fully goes away, we need to learn to develop a relationship with that fear so it no longer controls us.

In order to get ourselves back on track we must step through three phases of enlightenment. The first is to reconnect with our Self by remembering our core values, strengths and goals. Only by doing this can we move into the second phase which is to see past our fears. When we finally make this shift, we will be able to look into our future once more with purpose and excitement. Our third phase is to take action. Once we take action we are reminded of our worth. It is when we feel worthy that the strongest forces in the world can no longer stop us.

What does it mean to reconnect with our Self? Because we all have different trials, […]

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Do You Feel ‘Good Enough’? How a Shift in Perspective Can Change Your World for the Better

Do You Feel ‘Good Enough’? How a Shift in Perspective Can Change Your World for the Better

I have done a LOT of soul work ever since I was a little girl. As dorky as it may sound, I have actually broken my 28-year old life into two stages, and I even have titles for them! The first stage was my teenage depression years titled, “From Lost to Found” and since then I have been in “No Guts No Glory” mode.

In between these two stages rests one of the most important moments of my whole life. A special pocket of time where it felt like time was slowing down; my heart and mind and soul were wide open to receiving ‘the message.’ I was at an Anthony Robbins event and eighty to a hundred people surrounded me, chanting, screaming, jumping up and down all in support of me breaking this one-inch board with my bare hand. I was one of the last and my hand was pulsing […]

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How to Lighten Your Load During Heavy Times

How to Lighten Your Load During Heavy Times

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 Lighten Your Load During Heavy Times”.

 

Have you experienced a shift lately? Where you feel anxiety, a little lost, and mostly frustrated? If you have, today’s post is to tell you you’re not alone. I have clients and mentors all feeling like they are hanging on by a thread. At times, I’ve even used the analogy that it feels I’m being tossed under the ocean by a wave. At moments throughout each day I get to swim to the top and take a big breath, but then I’m smacked by another wave. It’s not to say I’ve been unhappy – not at all! […]

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3 Steps You Can Take Today for Self Improvement

3 Steps You Can Take Today for Self Improvement

In a recent article I offered a self improvement exercise to help you identify who you are now, compared to who you want to be. I acted out the exercise myself and experienced a little fear, some excitement and I was a little overwhelmed at times too. Any time we sit down to really expose our true feelings it’s normal to go through a range of emotions. But also, when we are finally true to ourselves, the world opens up and opportunities arise to get us closer to our goals.

I’d like to share with you a few items that I wrote down on my lists. Under the column of “Who I am” I listed the good and the ugly: Hard worker, people pleaser, responsible, frustrated, aware, stress-prone, thoughtful, etc. Under the column “Who I want to be” I listed: Healthy, help more people make positive decisions, exercise more […]

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Part 4 of 4: What Key Things Did I Learn to Get Me Where I Am Today

Part 4 of 4: What Key Things Did I Learn to Get Me Where I Am Today

This is a continuation of the series on 4 key lessons I learned to help me grow into the person I am today…

The fourth lesson is I learn from everyone and everything.

Every second holds the opportunity to grow and become happier with who you are. If someone has experienced something similar to what I am going through at the time I listen intently and learn from their mistakes and their outcomes. That is why I continue to read or go to seminars, or talk to people openly about life.

I figure if I can at least learn one thing from each source it was worth my time and energy. I feel strongly that life will continue to present situations to you until you learn the lesson. Three years ago, I had taken on a LOT of responsibility. It felt like I was […]

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Depressed? Angry at the World? It’s Natural.

Depressed? Angry at the World? It’s Natural.

The following was a piece I wrote at age 22, looking back on all the dark moments of my teenage life. Wishing for happiness and to just be ‘normal’ again…

I have paused, feeling rage, during many vulnerable times throughout my journey and thought, “I don’t want to grow anymore! I don’t want to learn. I just want to be at peace, and live my life.” In some moments of despair we question if we are even strong enough to survive our current tragedies. Every time I thought I was at a dead end in my life, unable to grasp onto any part of my True Self that would help me gain sanity, I would find a small break. A break that would give me the faith and courage necessary to keep moving and find the greater Truth of why life is the way it is, […]

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You Are Not Alone – Allow Others to See the Real You

You Are Not Alone – Allow Others to See the Real You

Do you ever stare at yourself in the mirror.. for a long period of time.. and think, “Who Am I?” or “Where Am I Going?” or “Who Do I Want to Be?”…

You are not alone.

We all want to be special. We all want to be remembered and recognized and loved. But what does it take to get that response from others?

I think it takes a consistency of showing up in the right way for YOU. Being honest and having the good intention to leave a mark. The others will see once you are true to you.

I smile thinking of all the times my mom said, “Leave the campground better than you found it.” Man, I took that to heart and applied it to every area of life I could think of. I’d pick up other people’s waste at a baseball game, make someone smile in a sea of sadness […]

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