Tag: Self Awareness

The Gift of a Grateful Heart

Written by on November 20, 2017 in Self-Awareness, Sense of Purpose with 23 Comments
The Gift of a Grateful Heart

~ A grateful heart shifts focus from ourselves to other people and circumstances as we humbly acknowledge their contribution to our lives. Feels good just thinking about it, doesn’t it? But gratitude can be tricky at times depending on how you choose to define it because after all you were not born grateful, it is […]

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Nurture Mind, Body and Spirit with Periods of Solitude

Written by on November 12, 2017 in Emotional Mastery, Self-Care with 28 Comments
Nurture Mind, Body and Spirit with Periods of Solitude

 ~ Solitude is the ability to enjoy inward quietness … the state of being alone without being lonely. It is a positive and constructive state of engagement with oneself. Being solitary is being alone well: being alone luxuriously immersed in doings of your own choice, aware of the fullness of your won presence rather than […]

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Are Others Resisting Your Efforts to Grow?

Written by on November 6, 2017 in Breaking Barriers, Emotional Mastery with 35 Comments
Are Others Resisting Your Efforts to Grow?

~ Whether we are consciously aware of it or not we tend to live in “flocks” otherwise known as peer groups. It is the nature of those in a peer group to enjoy many of the same activities and interests, over time group standards becoming the acceptable norm. So when someone, let’s say you, musters […]

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Creative Visualization: Turning Fantasy Into Reality

Written by on October 29, 2017 in Self-Awareness, Sense of Purpose with 16 Comments
Creative Visualization: Turning Fantasy Into Reality

~ I believe in dreams. Our dreams give us hope and energy and the vision we create of what life can be inspires us to rise above our circumstances, overcome hardship and challenge the unknown. Of course, a vision is basically a fantasy created from our desires, the question is how to turn that fantasy […]

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When You Need to Regain Emotional Balance

Written by on October 22, 2017 in Emotional Mastery, Self-Care with 4 Comments
When You Need to Regain Emotional Balance

Have you ever said or done something you later regretted simply because, for a moment, you let yourself be ruled by your emotions? If you have, take heart because you are definitely not alone! I’m not sure which is more challenging, that first realization and pang of regret over the loss of control, or trying […]

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Assertiveness: The Key to Building Mutual Respect

Written by on October 9, 2017 in Accountability, Emotional Mastery with 18 Comments
Assertiveness: The Key to Building Mutual Respect

Your habitually late friend has yet again left you waiting and ruined plans for the evening. It’s frustrating and hurtful, but you’ve given up trying to fix your friend so you suck it up and let it go. Your mother volunteers you to help with a fundraiser at church. You are already up to your […]

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