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In this day and age we are obsessed with discovering where our children measure up against their peers. We want to know how their test scores compare, whether their growth percentiles measure up, and how their IQ scores compare to their classmates. Not only can so much pressure be hard on our ... Views:79
Though USA Today included Georgetown University in the10 Best Catholic Colleges, they failed to mention a recent example—a Georgetown professor, Jonathan Brown, a convert to Islam, told an Islamic group “there is no such thing as slavery.” It makes one wonder where higher education is going with ... Views:91
Addiction has been considered a disease by medical science rather than a character flaw for decades. In spite of that belief, it is only recently that we have been seeing real studies that back up this claim, providing us with a scientific basis for the brain-addiction connection.
We can ... Views:190
Taking Your Life Back: The Power of Intentionality
We don’t grow automatically, John Maxwell says. We only grow older.
The human brain is wired to accomplish tasks as efficiently as possible. Our default setting is neutral. Most of us spend most our lives with autopilot engaged. The winds ... Views:222
We use it every day
We all in batteries in our everyday lives, but everybody hate spending money on them. But there are ways to save money and even recondition all types of old batteries and bring them back to 100% of their working condition. The system I’m writing about tells you how to do it ... Views:234
Most of us are nowadays enjoying our year end break. Most of the times, this is all about relaxing, feasting, attending a party, and maybe dancing to some groovy music. Alternately, this is a fine time to catch up with friends and family.
We all think about gifting during Christmas and New ... Views:280
How do you define success? Is it about wealth? Is it about power? Is it about happiness? Success means something different to every person, like beauty, it exists in the eye of the beholder. It depends on every one of us to determine what success means to us and do something to bring it forth ... Views:277
Choosing the journey of self-discovery is no easy feat. Spending quiet time with self in reflection and meditation allows us to explore who we truly are. We begin to evaluate, hopefully from a detached space or observational standpoint, what we like about ourselves and what we don’t. To change, ... Views:239
We are taught that beauty is only skin-deep, that we can be happy and successful even if we do not meet societies ideals of beauty. But unfortunately, recent research shows that people who are considered more attractive do indeed have an advantage over those who's looks are not considered as ... Views:461
This article was based off this quote:
"Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself."
When I was younger, I took it upon myself to try and solve other people’s problems, most of the time, “problems” did not involve me. I ... Views:523
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The world just keeps getting crazier as time goes on. I wonder why? I see a lot of ... Views:409
Everyone loves superhero films. I’m not sure about you but I sure do! Whether you’re a fan of the righteous heroes or the witty villains, we all can agree that the never ending battle between good and evil can be really entertaining.
But have you ever realised that most of the time these so ... Views:460
When should we give help or advice and when should we bite our tongue and let the matter be? It is a hard call sometimes. What to do when faced with an urge to say or do something which we perceive to be helpful, even essential? But is it really? How can we really tell?
We all want to help ... Views:447
Most of the time, we are busy trying to categorize what we do either as right or wrong. We often tend to glorify the good and shun the bad and whomever that practices it. So where does the “TRUTH” come in?
Here’s an example:
Let’s say you watch the following example on a show or something ... Views:444
I know you may be reading this article because you think it's offering information on how to make more money or quick money; however, this article is the total opposite. I'm going to offer you information on money and the ways and reasons it destroys your families.
In the Scriptures, it ... Views:405
Amanda Dobra Hope
It depends, what do you want one for?
Are you looking for a guru? A spiritual teacher? Finding a great teacher on our path is a tremendous boost when we are looking to grow spiritually in an exponential way. However, when seeking a guru or teacher, choose carefully, ... Views:391
Intelligence Quotient or IQ
We all are well aware of IQ or Intelligence Quotient which is parameter used to determine academic abilities of an individual. IQ score is derived based on several standardized tests designed to access intelligence. It tells about person’s ability to learn, ... Views:577
Have you ever come to a point where you feel like everything you learned wasn’t true? Have you wondered about all that “well-intentioned” guidance along the way? Have you ever came to a point where you wondered who you really were?
It seems to often happen a bit later in life; maybe the ... Views:448
If you are new to mindfulness practice, congratulations on finding one of the most powerful practices for a better life! I know this because I began mindfulness practice and study over 20 years ago and have worked with 100s of clients to change their lives through mindfulness practice, and all ... Views:403
A thought experiment is when you have an idea and take that idea to its logical end through rules and parameters that already exist or develop as the thought experiment matures.
Mostly through conversation and the use of verbal experimentation and arguments.
The purpose of having thought ... Views:501
Article Title: What Did Jesus Really Mean?
Shared by: Craig Lock
Category (key words): Spiritual Growth, Faith, Christianity, Jesus, Jesus Christ, ... Views:466
On a Saturday night at home while relaxing with friends, things turned interesting quickly. A dog showed up at the house. In an attempt to find the rightful owner and return the dog, we knocked on the door of the rightful owner and a naked man opened the door. This was the start of an ... Views:505
On a Saturday night at home while relaxing with friends, things turned interesting quickly. A dog showed up at the house. In an attempt to find the rightful owner and return the dog, we knocked on the door of the rightful owner and a naked man opened the door. This was the start of an ... Views:483
On a Saturday night at home while relaxing with friends, things turned interesting quickly. A dog showed up at the house. In an attempt to find the rightful owner and return the dog, we knocked on the door of the rightful owner and a naked man opened the door. This was the start of an ... Views:487
On a Saturday night at home while relaxing with friends, things turned interesting quickly. A dog showed up at the house. In an attempt to find the rightful owner and return the dog, we knocked on the door of the rightful owner and a naked man opened the door. This was the start of an ... Views:501
I explore the depth of quietness that resides within and there I connect to my Higher Source. It is there I ask myself life questions and wait patiently to receive the answers or the guidance needed. Surrender all skepticism and doubt. Trust what you experience in the stillness. Move forward, ... Views:456
Most of us have had one of those “why me” days. Sometimes we don’t understand why life deals us particular life experiences or circumstances. Rather than dwell in this analysis space that leads to negative emotional mindsets like victim-hood, make a conscious choice to play messages to yourself ... Views:542
Today’s reflection is inspired by my personal journey and the journey of my long time clients. Enlightenment doesn't mean you have reached super human status. What it means is you have the same life lessons and life experiences, and you are choosing to view these experiences with a lens of ... Views:528
Recently I had a client ask me how I remain positive all the time. I believe that I am optimistic and positive because I choose to foster a mindset of gratitude and celebrate the littlest joys in life regularly throughout the moments in my day. My loved ones smile and shake their heads at the ... Views:533
Sometimes we think of thoughtfulness when we think of kindness. Recently I read where Doreen Virtue refers to kindness as "Lovefulness". When I read that it resonated with me and made me stop and reflect. I like to think of kindness as an expression or action filled with Love. Love filled ... Views:434
I read a true story once about a guy who suddenly became inexplicably interested in photography. He surrendered to this strong interest, and indulged himself. One day he came across a flyer advertising a free local photography meeting, and decided to attend. When he got there, he found a group ... Views:554
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“When you find your path, you must not be afraid. You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes. Disappointment, defeat, and despair are the tools God uses to show us the way.”
- ... Views:513
Striving for inner peace in the midst of the drama, chaos, or any experience that is less than desirable is difficult for the most mindful person. In many situations, we can fend off the pressure of being drawn into the experience; however, some situations or experiences reach our vulnerability ... Views:551
Getting around the right people is not only a life changer, but can be a life saver. Find those that work smarter rather than harder. Where? There are many places, but just talking to people you don’t know is a good start. Maybe the random guy in a fast food line. That’s where I found a ... Views:516
Have you heard the latest buzz word? Grit. It seems to be on the lips of every hiring manager and recruiter in the country. And, as words go, "grit" is a great word for a number of reasons. I guess it had fallen out of everyday usage, so it seems fresh again. It's a short word, and it sounds ... Views:620
1. Dreams Just Happen
When you dream, you just see things play out. If you type “dream big” into Google one of the first things to pop up is an article about advice from Steve Jobs. The article talks about how Steve Jobs told a Disney executive to “Dream Bigger”. If we quote his biography, ... Views:612
Do you ever get irritated when someone doesn’t get what you are trying to say? Or they plainly see the situation from a different viewpoint?
Your desire is to make them understand exactly what you are trying to say or see it from your point of view and sometimes that is just not going to ... Views:637
I get the question all the time, "How do I fit a daily meditation into my day? I'm stressed out trying to add one more thing to my life and fit it in and then when I fail to do so I feel defeated and give up. My response is, "Don't make it a production."
Start with a 3-5 minute breathing ... Views:687
Owning gold during a recession is one of the best investment decisions you can make. While the value of currencies decreases, typically that means the value of gold increases. Gold is one of very few safe havens for today’s uncertain economy worldwide where all fiat currencies are worthless ... Views:997
"Writing time? Sure! I have a ton of stuff to write! Blog posts, Tuesday's ezine article, promotional copy for my upcoming program.... I could just write and write and write... But I'll get to it after these client calls. Oh, and preparing for my workshop. And let's not forget checking email and ... Views:511
Are you a good learner? Life is about growing--physically, mentally, and spiritually--but in order to grow properly, one needs to be a good learner.
The Word of God provides us with valuable tips and principles that will help us be better learners in life. Here are some principles I've ... Views:810
“Face it, embrace it, and then release it.” These words have been part of my healing process for years. However, the power lies in the awareness of what we need to face, own and then ultimately release. Sometimes this process may take minutes, or if we are emotionally attached to the situation ... Views:571
Once I released the need to do some of the beautiful traditions that had been a part of me for so long but had lost the authenticity for me as well as the true spirit by which they were intended, I was better able to embrace the festiveness of this season.
However, releasing the negative ... Views:627
How often have you said, “Today’s the day!” regarding something you are committed to changing. Yet, by day’s end you either didn’t do what you said you would do or you did something that directly sabotaged your success?
Unfortunately, this happens more times than not. Whether it be to eat ... Views:752
If your age falls somewhere in the 20’s scale, then this article is for you. There are many like this one out there that give you advice on love and life, so I decided to jump on the bandwagon and pitch in some of my very own suggestions seeing as to how I actually am a 20-something girl - it ... Views:642
The things we tell ourselves throughout the day often seem like cold-hard fact. But if you step back and really look at what you’re saying to yourself and what beliefs you’ve bought into, you’ll realize you’re lying to yourself. And it’s making you sell yourself short in life; it’s making you ... Views:679
Without a doubt, the easiest person to forget is yourself. And just because you manage to feed yourself and put on clean clothes each day, doesn’t mean you’re giving yourself the time and attention you need and deserve.
This is especially true if you think of yourself as a strong woman, as a ... Views:664
No one will be surprised to hear that living life comes with many lessons and gained wisdom. So I did a little survey with older women. I was curious to see what knowledge and wisdom they gained throughout the years that they wish they knew when they were younger.
Here is my Top 9 List
9. ... Views:691
Returning to the groove of set schedules with school and school activities and all the other stressors that also come into play with this change in routine, I remind myself nothing gets accomplished any quicker if I dwell on everything all at once and look far ahead. Here are affirmations I ... Views:722
Guilt can come wrapped in all kinds of packaging. As I continue to grow in awareness of self, I realize the immense power this five letter word can have. No matter how this emotion shows up in my life experience, I recognize it, own it at that moment. I explore it to better understand it and ... Views:758