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Posted on : April 16, 2007
Living in the Now
"If you do not create change, change will create you." Unknown Are you living in the now? What does the phrase even mean? ...»

Intercept Your Fate
When my brain aneurysm was discovered, I was juggling a demanding job and running a home as a busy mom and wife. There was no time for exercise. Weekends were often spent doing chores. I was rushing through the 'to do list' of life, ticking off each item as I went, from early morning until I finally sat down and took a breath late evening. I was on this treadmill called life and it was not slowing down. Then came the aneurysm and I was forced to slow down. I had no choice. I simply could no longer do all the things I used to do at the same pace If you are struggling to keep up with the pace of your own life, here are some tips that may be able to help. ...»

Live Today Like It's Your Last - Or Your First?
If we lived like today was our first, rather than as our last, we would live it like children do. They don't care if the water's too cold, the ice-cream too sticky, or the jungle gym too high. They are curious and want to explore, embrace and experience all life has to offer. They want to have fun and try new things. They forgive easily, focus on the moment and do what they love. They trust, they believe in magic and they see the wonder around them in the smallest things. And they never give up. If we, as toddlers, gave up the first time we fell while learning to walk, we'd still all be crawling. ...»

Child Abuse: Why Do Some People Disown Their Parents?
While there are people in the world who have a close connection with their parents, there are others who don't. And if one is close to their parents, it might be hard for them to understand why someone wouldn't experience life in the same way. ...»

The Best Ways of Dealing With Disappointments
Too many a time we do not get what we expect. That is when disappointments set in. How can you turn them around? This article highlights some of the effective ways you can deal with them. ...»

Do You Persevere or Perseverate?
This article explains the difference between being persistent and being foolishly persistent. Tips are provided for avoiding the latter state-of-mind. ...»

False-Self: Can The Fear Of Being Harmed Cause Someone To Create A False-Self?
If one was to take a step back and to reflect on their life, they may find that it is a reflection of who they are. And as their life is this way, it is going to how that they are in touch with their needs and feelings. ...»

Self-Care to Avoid Burnout for Teachers
Are you a teacher heading towards burnout? Learning and mastering self-care strategies can help you achieve work/life balance, and extend your career in the education profession. ...»

How to Find Effective Solutions to Problems
As humans we all will encounter various problems in our lives which may result from how we think, feel, the methods we use to deal with life problems or it could come from unexpected events. Although it may seem easier to avoid these problems; it's best to face them and find effective solutions. ...»

Message From the Universe: Knowing How Much It Takes to Succeed
As per Wikipedia, "Time is a component quantity of various measurements used to sequence events, to compare the duration of events or the intervals between them, and to quantify rates of change of quantities in material reality or in the conscious experience." The time we have on earth is limited so we need to make the best out of it, the best way we can. Wasting time feeling miserable because we didn't achieve our goals is time you will never get back. Dust off this negativity lurking in your subconscious and move forward. Get up and make some changes. Stop feeling sorry about yourself and take action. If you fall 8 times, get up on the 9th and figure out what is not working. ...»

Self-Development: Can Someone Get Into Self-Development When They Feel Worthless?
When someone doesn't feel good about themselves, there are number things that can take place. One of the things they can do is to embrace how they feel, and to allow what is taking place within them to define their life. ...»

Why You Should Always Read Your Spring Reader
Back in grade 7, we used to have Spring Readers with stories in varieties with questions at the back of each chapter that we partly had to answer in class in our notebooks and do the rest as homework. There was a funny chapter in it that I remember today and yet it had a valuable moral lesson. So what was it? How is it going to help you now? Just look inside to find out. ...»

Control: Can You Control People By Telling Them That Nothing Is Their Fault?
While there are people on this planet who want other people to do well, there are others who don't. Along with this, it could be said that there are people who couldn't care less how well other people do. ...»

Coaching The Poor In Your Community!
Have you ever walked downtown and noticed homeless people panhandling or sifting through garbage looking for something to eat? How sad it that! Are they mentally ill, addicts or have they made bad choices? How do you really know? Have you walked in their shoes? Did you say a silent prayer of thanks that you are not where they are now? Have you given any thought to the millions of people who work yet cannot make ends meet? Are you one of them? ...»

The True Meaning of Digging Deeper
What if I told you that you could have what you want in life, but you're going to have to work harder? You wouldn't be too happy. Perhaps you'd roll your eyes or give me an exasperated huff. ...»

Why Not Aspire to Be Me?
More often than not we catch ourselves wondering why other people in the same professions get the better and larger part of the limelight. We ponder the 'fairness' of this recognition and this forces us to reflect on what our deeper motivations are, and what truly drives us to be the best we can be. ...»

Boundaries: Can Someone Find It Hard To Say No When They Feel Worthless?
If one doesn't want to do something, they might listen to what is taking place with them and speak up. However, there is also the chance that they will ignore what is taking place within them and simply go along with what someone else wants. ...»

Change Is Good
On my fourteenth birthday, my grandmother gave me a bottle of a wildly popular, fairly expensive perfume. My mother hinted to her, that perhaps the fragrance was a bit too 'grown-up' for me. Needless to say, my teenage ego soared, and I've worn this scent ever since. ...»

True-Self: Why Do Some People Lose Themselves Around Others?
When one is in touch with themselves and they feel safe enough to express who they are, there will be no reason for them to put on an act. How they come across on the outside is going to match up with who they are on the inside. ...»

What Are Your Margins?
First, I want to start of this week's article with us focusing on what is really important to you in terms of profit. Have you taken the time to look at what type of lifestyle you are really wanting? If it's been awhile, go ahead and do it again. Things shift, people change. ...»

Offended: Does Someone's Life Lack Meaning If They Are Always Offended?
One way of looking at today's world would be to say that it is the age of being offended, and this is due to how a lot of people behave. While there are some people who are offended from time to time, there are others who are offended practically all the time. ...»

My Tree Ring Neck
You might be able to fool yourself, but you can't fool Mother Nature. Make friends with yourself. Old age creeps up on all of us no matter how many facelifts you have or how many parts of the body have been surgically improved. We might look good for our age but old people will never look twenty again. ...»

Boundaries: Does America Lack Boundaries?
When one has boundaries, they will be able to say yes and no, and this is because they will safe in their own body. And through being this way, it will allow them to express their true-self. ...»

Success: Do We Pick Up The Habits Of The People We Spend Time With?
If one was to look back on the people they have spent time with throughout their life, they may find that some of these people have had a positive effect on them. This could be due to what they did for them, but it might not be this black and white. ...»

Boundaries: Do Some People Only Say Yes To Please Others?
If one was asked if they would like to do something by a friend or a family member, for instance, they could give them their answer more or less straight away. But if this doesn't take place, it could mean that one will need to think about it first. ...»

The Most Difficult Job in the World
Like a lot of us, I did not have the best childhood. I had done an immense amount of inner healing before my daughter came along or so I thought. From the moment my daughter was in my arms to the present moment 22 years later I have had a lot of doorways opened for myself that I did not know existed. ...»

Is Life Really Defined By Uncertainty?
Life to me is defined by uncertainty. That's one reason I favor a cautious approach. Fear comes from uncertainty. ...»

Today Matters, So Let Yesterday Go
Some of the greatest excuses in life come from our inability to forgive ourselves for past mistakes. That's a shame and an incredible waste of energy and time. And, we all know how limited and what a precious commodity time is in life. ...»

Make Yourself Great Again
Take a moment to assess where you are, and where you would like to be! If you are challenged by this assessment, take a few minutes and read this article. We are what we think. Thoughts direct our actions and behavior. Perhaps thought adjustment may be beneficial in your life! ...»

Critical Thinking: Do Some People Say That People Have A Phobia To Control Them?
When one comes across information that goes against what they believe, they can take the time to look over it. And if they were to meet someone who has a different outlook, they could also listen to what they have to say. ...»

The Natural Disaster Happening in People's Lives Every Day
Don't Let Yesterday Use Too Much of Today - Indian Proverb - Although I'm someone who has a significant presence in life, I don't want you to think I've got it all figured it out. Recently, I was asked why I'm so tough on leaders. I responded that I've been there. ...»

How to See the Upsides in a Challenge
Almost every challenge holds an opportunity? Do you know how to look for it? Once you have mastered looking for them behind every overwhelming problem, you win the game of life every time. So how do you trace these opportunities? Look inside to find out. ...»

Needs: Does The Fear Of Being Harmed Cause You To Focus On Other People's Needs?
Even though everyone has needs, it doesn't mean that everyone feels comfortable with their needs. There are going to be people who pay attention to their needs, and this means that they will do what they can to meet them. ...»

Being Seen: Can Toxic Shame Cause Someone To Hide?
There are a number of things that human beings need, and one thing they need is to be seen for who they are. And in order for this to take place, it will be necessary for them to feel comfortable in their own skin. ...»

How to Create Perfection Out of Your Imperfections
I remember when my Dad wanted us to change schools that would prepare us well for O-levels under the University of London. So what were the imperfections I had to perfect? How would this article help anybody to do that? Look inside to find out. ...»

Are You Willing to Do What It Takes?
Well, whenever I get in this "do what it takes" mode I can see it's coming from fear and ego. When I approach my clients from this place it doesn't work. It's too harsh. ...»

Repentance Begins By Carrying The Cross
Have you ever repent for some wrongs or insults you have indulged? If you think that you have never sinned nor have you any faults, then you are in self-denial. Everyone errs in one way or another. To err is human, to forgive is divine, so the adage goes. ...»

How to Get Over Your Fear of the Unknown
Do you constantly fear what is about to come in your future? Do you fear the unknown? Do you procrastinate as a result of that? Fear not - this article is going to make you overcome your fear of the unknown. ...»

Self-Worth: Does Someone Need To Develop Self-Worth If They Feel Worthless?
When it comes to how someone behaves, there are a number of things that can play a part. And one thing that will have a big effect on how they behave is how they feel about themselves. ...»

How To Build Your Confidence Despite Committing Stupid Mistakes
Many of us have a notion that if we want to be confident, we have to replay our achievements in our minds to remind ourselves of them. But those who accept their idiocies are the real confident people. This means accepting that we sometimes do silly and stupid things is the right way to build our confidence. Please read on. ...»

Masculinity: Do Some Men Need To Embrace Their Masculine Nature?
If one is into self-development or if they simply stay up to date with what its taking place in the mainstream media, they may have heard people talk about how men need to embrace their feminine side/nature. This is because they are out of touch with this side of themselves, and unless this takes place, they will continue to be out of balance. ...»

Six Morning Rituals That Help to Kick Off a Good Start Into Every Day
Have you ever thought of some wonderful morning rituals to help you to give a good start into every single day? If your day starts off fine, chances are it will end off super good as well. Well, you are the driver of your days and nothing is as good as performing a few morning rituals to make a great start into your days. So what are some of these rituals? Look inside to find out. ...»

The Media: Does The Mainstream Media Control How Some People Feel?
Whether someone does something or not can all depend on how they feel, and this shows how powerful their feelings are. There are going to be people who are defined by how they feel, and then there are going to be others who are able to take a step back. ...»

Self-Worth: Do Some People's Childhoods Set Them Up To Be Human Doings?
While there are some people who have moments in their life when they take action and moments when they relax, there are others who are practically always doing something. As a result of this, it is going to mean that these people don't experience life in the same way. ...»

False-Self: Why Do Some People Only Feel Confident When They Are Playing A Role?
In order for one to be themselves, it will be necessary for them to feel confident enough to do so. Therefore, if this is not in place, it is not going to be possible for one to express their true-self. ...»

False-Self: Is It Normal For Someone To Create A False-Self When They Feel Worthless?
When it comes to how one sees themselves, it could be said that the ideal will be for them to have a positive self-image. If this is in place, it is naturally going to be a lot easier for them to feel good about themselves. ...»

Did They Ask for Your Help?
This week I want to chat a little about how you're approaching sales and life in general. Have people actually asked for your help or are you dishing out all kinds of advice to people that wasn't requested? Let's check-in below. ...»

The Visit
Be careful what you wish for because it will probably happen. When one woman wishes for magic elves to organize her home, chaos reigns supreme and she doesn't know how to get her disorderly life back again. ...»

Self-Sabotage: Can Someone Sabotage Their Life When They Feel Worthless?
When it comes to achieving something, it can be a relatively straight forward process. There is also the chance that it won't be this simple, and this can be because of the things that are outside of their control. ...»

True-Self: Why Is It So Hard For Some People To Be Themselves?
There is a strong chance that there has been moments in one's life when they have been told to 'be themselves'. This could be something they have been told before they had a job interview, or before they were going to meet someone for the first time. ...»

The Wisdom in the Wind and the Destinations of Leaves
WORK is good for us, even if we don't enjoy it. It's one of the purposes of our lives - to enjoy our work. Work teaches us wisdom. ...»

How To Deal With Resentments
Some people can spend hours dwelling on the wrongs done to them; the injustices, the slights, the snubs, and the accusations or from just bad treatment. They can think of a particular instance and up comes the same feeling the original event, and they get angry all over again. ...»

Child Abuse: Does Someone Need To Move On If They Were Abused As A Child?
The beginning of someone's life is supposed to be a time when they will receive what they need in order to grow and develop in the right way. When this takes place, their developmental needs are generally going to be met. ...»

Self-Worth: Why Do Some People Feel Worthless No Matter What They Achieve?
If one is in a position where they don't feel good about themselves, they may decide to take action. What this can come down to is that they could believe that this is something that will change if they were to become successful. ...»

People Pleasing: Can Toxic Shame Cause Someone To Please Others?
If one is into self-development, they may have heard about how important it is for them to live their own life and not to please other people. As if they were to do what they can to please others, it is going to stop them from being able to fulfil their own needs. ...»

Boundaries: Can Someone Allow Other People To Walk Over Them When They Feel Worthless?
If one was to come into contact with someone who tried to take advantage of them, they could end up letting the other person know that this is not acceptable. This might take place through telling them directly and/or they could walk away. ...»

Your Junk Drawer
I have decided to reorganize my kitchen. I don't know why it took so long for me to figure out that my junk drawer was actually stealing one-quarter of my available space. You see I live in a condo with a galley kitchen that only has four drawers. ...»

Life and Computers
I am definitely not very "techie" but my older son has done everything from building computers, to developing websites to teaching classes about how to protect children from internet predators. Over the years he has taught me five things that can be applied to life: 1. No matter what you do, you cannot wreck the system. ...»

Needs: Is It Better To Be Selfless Than To Be Selfish?
While there are certain behaviours that are seen as being good, there are others that are seen as being bad. When it comes it comes to the former, it can relate to having manners, being friendly and helping others. ...»

Child Abuse: Should Someone Expect Other People To Empathise Them If They Were Abused As A Child?
The beginning of someone's life can be a time when they received what they needed in order to develop into a well-adjusted adult. As a result of this, they will now have what they need to handle life. ...»

You're Still a Good Person
So we had a few hiccups with putting together a new group program, relatively small considering. However, it really did provide a great lesson in letting go and teaching here. Of course no one ever likes to make mistakes and wants to be professional, but sometimes things do happen. ...»

Value: Do Some People's Childhood Sets Them Up To Believe That Their Value Is Based On What They Do?
When someone has the desire to achieve something, it can be normal for them to look into what they need to do. This can be a time when they will draw up a plan, or they could just look into what the first step needs to be. ...»

Reason Why If You Believe in Yourself, Anything Is Possible
How many times have you wanted something but failed to reach it? Have you tried believing in yourself before achieving the very thing you wanted badly? How does it help? Look inside for insights. ...»

Receiving: Can Toxic Shame Stop Someone From Being Able To Receive?
While some people can give things to others and end up receiving things from them, there are others who don't experience life in this way. What they can find is that although they go out of their own way to help the people around them, rarely does anything come back to them. ...»

Will You Let Your Friends and Foes Look Into Your Inner Thoughts On This Subject?
I pose one question myself and let my thoughts run free while thinking if there would be someone else wanting to share and express their inner feelings and thoughts on the theme. Initiating a road to good conversations and luckily trigger the motivation for caring persons to commit with the whole and not only the parts... Conflicting? Who Knows... ...»

Reasons Why You Need to Develop Emotional Maturity
Does crying or outbursts of anger help in any situation? Then why do we always find ourselves in these emotional traps? This article explains the need to develop emotional maturity. ...»

Learning to Enjoy Every Minute Of Your Life
Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's with work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored. ...»

Leap & the Net Will Appear
February 8th 2017. That was the day that I officially took a break, took a step back, got some much-needed rest, went on hiatus... became unemployed. ...»

Sense Of Self: Can Toxic Shame Destroy Someone's Sense Of Self?
When it comes to how someone experiences life, it is often said that their self-image has a big effect. Therefore, if one wants to feel good and to have experiences that are fulfilling, it will be vital for them to see themselves in the right way. ...»

Why Science Can't Help You Improve Your Life
We live in a world that has come to rely on science for its validation. If someone tells you that a strategy is scientifically proven you are more likely to go for it, no matter how unreasonable it may appear. Yet the assumption that science has the answers to all our problems is fundamentally flawed. ...»

Receiving: Does Someone Need To Embrace Their Feminine Nature Is They Are Unable To Receive?
It is often said that human beings have the need to receive on one side and the need to give on the other. When it comes to their ability to receive, this is something that relates to their feminine nature; whereas when it comes to their need to give, this relates to their masculine nature. ...»

How Pyramid Energy Speeds Up Your Personal Growth
Pyramid Energy is incredibly powerful. If you know how to use it you will find that it increases your personal growth and development and is capable of opening doors to infinite new possibilities. ...»

Mastering Manifestation
I definitely believe what we give out we get back. If we give out a positive, happy vibe, we will get more back to feel positive and happy about in our lives. If we give out a stressed out overwhelmed energy, we will get more back to feel stressed out and overwhelmed about. ...»

Boundaries: Is Having Open Borders A Good Idea?
If one wanted travel to another country, there is a strong chance that they would need to have a passport. In addition to this, they may also find that they need to get a visa. ...»

The Bumps In The Road
Each and everyone always have a choice to be happy. Learn to understand the purpose of bumps in the road, grow from them and stay positive. ...»

Live in the Moment - Ditch That Cell Phone
Look around you. There is an entire world that you are missing while staring at that small screen in your hands. ...»

Is Regret a Proactive Feeling?
Regret is not a proactive feeling. It is situated in disappointment, sorrow, even remorse. It merely wishes things were different without an act to cause a difference. However, repentance is different. Repentance is an admission of, hatred of, and turning away from sin before God. ...»

How To Sustain Trust
Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement. ...»

The Media: Do Some People Believe Everything The Mainstream Media Tells Them?
When it comes to what is taking place in the world, it can be normal for one to look towards the mainstream media. Looking towards this source to be informed can be as natural as one going to a supermarket when they need to buy food. ...»

Developing Courage in Difficult Times
In difficult times, we're not supposed to quit believing; we're not supposed to quit growing. It's in the difficult times that we're growing and we can't just rebuke everything hard. We've got to endure it and fight and surpass them. ...»

What Causes Frustrations
Frustrations are significant because these imply that you are being held back by self-imposed barriers, limitations and habits. You are the reason why you're feeling frustrated. Your ongoing frustration can drastically inhibit your progress, which can result in pessimistic thinking and ultimately low self-esteem and immobilize your actions and your process of rational thinking which can eventually lead to indecisiveness. ...»

Therapy: Can Someone End Up Being Re-Traumatized Through Having Therapy?
When something is not going right in life, it can be normal for one to look into what they can do about it. Naturally, this is going to be the only way that their life will change; if they don't do this, their life could end up getting even worse. ...»

How to Give More: The Power of Charity
How can you have happiness and self-fulfillment? There are countless ways. But in this article I will mention only one and emphasize on it. What is it? Look inside to find out. ...»

Forgiveness - The Eraser of Anger
Forgiveness really is the eraser of guilt and anger. It is the key that opens the shackles of the past and permits us to move on with our life in a freer, far lighter way. Once we accept this we can start the process of healing that each of us deserve. ...»

Boundaries: Does Someone Need To Embrace Their Feminine Nature If They Find It Hard To Say Yes?
If one has boundary problems, they may end up hearing about how important it is to be able to say no. This could be a time when one will come across information that will talk about how they need to be assertive and to draw the line. ...»

Boundaries: Does Someone Need To Embrace Their Masculine Nature If They Are Unable To Say No?
If one is asked if they would like to do something, they could end up saying yes. This could show that they actually want to do what the person has suggested, and there will then have been no reason for them to say anything else. ...»

Critical Thinking: Why Do Some People Who Always Talk About Tolerance Act Intolerant?
If one uses social media, they may have come across people who talk about how important it is to be tolerant. This could be something that has taken place through reading what people write and through looking at the images they have shared. ...»

Purpose: Can Toxic Shame Cause Someone To Hide From Their Own Purpose?
If one was to finally get in touch with why they are here, they could soon do everything they can to change their life. What they have been doing for all this time might no longer interest them, and it will then be time for them to do something else. ...»

Prioritzing Making a Difference in Someone's Life
Choosing well today is important, isn't it? That's what that word "prioritizing" that people shy from is all about! I've found that you change your life by changing your thinking. ...»

5 Ways to Operate From a Place of Service
We have an unlimited resource at our fingertips and most of us don't believe in it. Well we do to some extent, but we still try so hard to control the "how" we're going to make things happen ourselves. ...»

Critical Thinking: Is It Harder For Someone To Think Clearly When They Get Too Passionate?
It could be said that there are people who come across as passionate and those who don't. However, even if one doesn't come cross in this way, it doesn't mean that this reflects their true nature. ...»

Therapy: Can Therapists Form Inaccurate Beliefs About Men/Women?
If someone wanted to become a therapist, they may have the desire to work with people who have certain issues. This could relate to what they have had to deal with, or it might involve what they have seen other people suffer from. ...»

Boundaries: Why Do Some People Attract People Who Walk All Over Them?
If one was walked over by someone, it doesn't necessarily mean that they will have literally put their feet on their body. What it can also mean is that another person has violated their personal space. ...»

Keeping Your Focus - How to Pay Better Attention to What You're Doing
Do you have difficulty focusing on the task at hand - be it at work or home? This article shows how to focus vividly and get your work done. ...»

I Choose to Love
I wanted to go to the movies. I really did. There are at least four movies that I've waited all Summer to see, that have just been released. ...»

Do Less To Do Better
So often we think of productivity as doing more and more each day, packing in everything like an overstuffed suitcase. Just because we are busy doesn't mean we are productive or efficient. ...»

Is Life Really This Hard Or Am I Making It This Difficult?
Life is all about perspective. The same thing can happen to two (2) different people with entirely different outcomes. ...»

Clothes: Does Someone Need To Wear The Right Colours If They Are Sensitive?
In today's world, one no longer needs to look the same as other people, and this is partly because there is so much choice when it comes to what they can wear. And, when they want to buy something, they won't need to go out either. ...»

Boundaries: Can A Lack Of Boundaries Stop Someone From Being Able To Get In Touch With Their Needs?
If one was to go out for a meal with a friend, it is likely to show that they both have the need to do so. This will not only allow them to fulfil their need to eat something, it will also allow them to fulfil a number of other needs. ...»

Doing What You Can From Where You Are
We're limitless within the design of our humanity, yet we go about pretending we have no power. So focused on what burdens our mind, our heart has such little vision for inspiration, never seeing we're powerful beyond measure from where we are. ...»