Tag Archive: Self improvement

Gratitude and Abundance

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Stephen Covey’s self help book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People was a life changing read for me. Covey coined the idea of abundance mentality or abundance mindset. It is a concept… Continue reading

Sixteen Rules to Live By Revisited

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These are excellent tips for starting to live the life you want to live right now.

Health and Wellness Update

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I’m looking forward to a stress free future.  My plan to elevate my moods by retraining my brain and remaining mindful is working very well. Mindfulness points to being aware of and attentive… Continue reading

Life Lessons: Aparigraha (non-grasping)

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I am as far as one can get from being an urban yoga practitioner. My husband and I choose to live a life of voluntary simplicity in a semi remote location. We waste… Continue reading

Re-energizing After a Lay-Off

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Everyone is familiar with energy drain. Researchers are studying the links between what we eat, how we work and live and how we feel.  There are different kinds of fatigue and different ways… Continue reading

A Difficult Week in Review

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Last week was typical week for me.  I was busy and productive and though I had to deal with several difficult people I was happy. I have resolved not to shun the so-called… Continue reading

7 Energizing Snack Foods for Optimum Health

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Today’s nutrition message is ‘dump the junk; eat real food’.  I heard the call to eat healthy and enjoy life and acted on it.  Have you? Obesity, heart disease and strokes are prevalent. It’s… Continue reading

Train Your Brain to Become Happier

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Depression has played a major role in my life since I was a child. There have been many times I had to struggle to make the happiness choice minute by minute, hour by… Continue reading

Deeper Relationships

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As Winter Solstice approached I carefully considered what I wanted to leave behind and what I want to achieve in 2012.  In 2011 I was able to achieve my health and wellness goals.… Continue reading

Live in Joy, Peace and Love

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Compassion without attachment is possible. Therefore, we need to clarify the distinctions between compassion and attachment. True compassion is not just an emotional response but a firm commitment founded on reason. Therefore, a… Continue reading

Celebration of Health Posts 2011

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My purpose is to live consciously and courageously in the now moment, to resonate with love and compassion, and to leave this world in peace. My overall goal is to take good care… Continue reading

Anger and its Antidote, Patience

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I’ve been reading on the beach and learning much from what I have read. In How to Solve Our Human Problems Geshe Kelsang Gyatso proposes that there is no situation so bad that… Continue reading

Seed Thoughts From the Garden

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Gardeners are perennial optimists.  In the cold of winter they  pour over seed catalogs making plans for a new beginning in spring.  Come spring they plant their seeds — seeds that are  symbols… Continue reading

A New Attitude: Can Do!

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Resisting change is innate in the human psyche rooted deeply in our fear and desire to control.  Grumpiness is the negative attitude that arises when  we are faced with the truth and choose… Continue reading

Exploring Spaciousness: Experiencing Peace

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In Are You Afraid of Stillness and Space? Part 1, Sandra Pawula suggests nourishing yourself with space. She explains how space is a vital element that brings balance into our lives, helping to… Continue reading

Personal Affirmations are Powerful

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Affirmations are positive statements you make to yourself to encourage and support yourself on your personal voyage through this life, and you can never get enough of that kind of encouragement.

Becoming your dream

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Our mind is creating possibilities, projections, and variations on themes for our lives even while we sleep. It’s up to us to catch them and make them come true or not.  It’s important… Continue reading

Meditation Practice: Monkey Mind

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Peace is present right here and now in the present moment, in ourselves and in everything we do and see. The only question is whether or not we are in touch with it.… Continue reading

PTSD Flashbacks and Forgetfulness

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It seemed like I was running and trying to play catch-up in every aspect of my life both online and off-line this October. As All Hallow’s Eve was approaching I was so stressed… Continue reading

Benefiting from private journal blogging

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I have written down my observations and responses to events in my life in diaries since I was 8 years old.  Keeping a private personal growth journal is therapeutic process that helps me keep… Continue reading

Good Vibrations or Brain Plasticity?

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Law of Attraction people advise us to raise our vibrations. They believe we are are able to create the things you want including health and wealth by broadcasting our good vibrations into the… Continue reading

Simple Living: When Less is More

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Choosing to live the simple life involves severing attachment to things, clearing clutter from your mind and premises, and  replenishing mindfully. Frugal living is making do with what you have.  Simple living is… Continue reading

Set Yourself Free

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You are responsible for where you are in life at  this moment – what you think about yourself and others and how you feel and whom you choose to share your life with. … Continue reading

Naked in Eden Book Trailer

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This is so exciting. My friend Robin Easton adventurer, writer and blogger has released her Naked in Eden book trailer. It’s the remarkable story of her adventures and awakening in the Australian rainforest.… Continue reading

Overcoming Chronic Illness and Stress

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Over the course of 3 years I have avoided becoming too personal in this blog, lest I become maudlin and repel readers. Today I’m choosing to share my experiences as a  person with… Continue reading

The Observer Within

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Tim Ferris brings an analytical, yet accessible, approach to the challenges of self-improvement and career advancement through what he calls “lifestyle design.” His 2007 book, The 4-Hour Workweek , a self-improvement program of… Continue reading

On Awareness, Gratitude and Conscious Living

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Next to love which incorporates it, gratitude, which is firmly rooted in vulnerability and humility, is the most powerful and empowering emotion we can manifest.

Life Is Like A Cup of Coffee

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Together we can inspire 1,000,000 people with this video – please share it with the people you care about! This video from http://www.Spiritual-Short-Stories.com combines beautiful pictures, inspiring music, and a touching story to… Continue reading

The 9 Timeless Secrets to be Happy

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This is an inspirational video presenting the 9 timeless secrets to be happy, by Brian Vaszily, founder of the popular personal growth site, IntenseExperiences.com.

How to Create Authentic Happiness

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The shortest path to true happiness is found through making conscious choices. To be happy one has to organize their life, take responsibility for their life and do things which lead to happiness.

Tim Ferris: Smash fear, Learn anything

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Tim Ferris speaks in the TED Talks video on how simple decisions, made despite fears or hesitation, can make for a drastically more meaningful day-to-day experience at work, or in life.

Taking responsibility for my consciousness with Eckart Tolle

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Is the desire to take personal responsibility for things in life purely ego-based? In response to this important question from one of our members, Eckhart reminds us that it is our state of consciousness in any given moment that creates the world we see around us.

Effective strategies for conscious living

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The important thing is to question the life you are living so you really know and understand your life for what it is, then you can make course corrections whenever they are needed.

Silence is Medicine for the Soul

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I seek silence several times every day and cannot imagine what it would be like never to experience this peace and quiet and the benefits it brings me.

How Deeply You’re Connected To My Soul

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I have two near death experiences and I have sung this healing chant many times. Shaina Noll sings this song so beautifully. I hope you like it as much as I do.

Growing Happiness

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What is happiness, and how can we all get some? Biochemist turned Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard says we can train our minds in habits of well-being, to generate a true sense of serenity and fulfillment.

A Close Look at Smiles

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Not every smile is authentic – only a smile recognized as genuine makes other people smile. We can all spot fake smiles but there are some cultural differences.

Brain science

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Jeff Hawkins urges us to take a new look at the brain — to see it as a memory system that stores and plays back experiences to help us predict, intelligently, what will happen next.

Being yourself: The stillness of pure consciousness

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We are lost, in the maze of our own compulsive thoughts. Eckhart Tolle explains the process of entering the “miraculous” state of presence always available to us.

Constructive approaches to conquering fear of rejection

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Willingness to change how we view failure is a must for anyone who wishes to conquer the fear of rejection. Every failure is a lesson in how to succeed in the future.

Openminded or Closedminded?

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Open individuals have an affinity for liberal, progressive, left-wing political views, they like a society which is open and changing, whereas closed individuals prefer conservative, traditional, right-wing views.

Life Eternal: The Great Cosmic Joke

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The ONE becomes many to experience LOVE. It is nothing but a quest for LOVE, throughout out time (I use that term loosely), the ONE puts on the garb of billions of beings to experience this.

Wisdom of the Buddha

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These are wisdom quotes of Siddhāttha Gotama; the Buddha. You will find truth in his words, regardless of your faith or if you are not a religious person.

Detecting Egocentricity

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I’m struggling to detect, correct and conquer my own eccentricities so I can make a direct contribution to peace and harmony in my life and in the world. How about you?

Relationships: Little things mean lots

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It’s important for couples to learn how to communicate clearly, how to fight fair, how to compromise, and how to spontaneously demonstrate appreciation.

A Week of Love

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It is so easy for couples that have been in relationship for some time to get to a point where they begin to take one another for granted. It was time to recreate intimacy and we finally decided enough was enough and devised the “week of love” plan.

No Competence – No Success

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Letʼs begin with a caveat. No matter how many tips for success you read, nothing replaces competence. Assuming a minimal aptitude for the work, what follows are some practical lessons learned over a 35 year career working in a large organization as a middle manager.

Online or offline: Ears hear and hearts listen

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Ears hear – hearing is easy. Hearts listen and listening is hard work. You can hear without listening but you cannot listen without “turning off your filters” and becoming one with the speaker in order to discover their truth within you as they speak. When we are communication online we are, in essence, sensory deprived. Therefore it’s not surprising that listening with our hearts is more difficult to achieve online than it is to achieve in person.

Failures: Stumbling Blocks or Stepping Stones?

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Failure is the key to success; each mistake teaches us something. — Morihei Ueshiba The kind of self- protective mindset that dictates that we only undertake things that we know we won’t fail… Continue reading

Five Steps to Success

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The problem with intelligent, smart, educated people is that they are very good at finding the best excuses. Some time the dumb people succeed simply because they don’t see any reason for failure.