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5 Simple But Powerful Thoughts To Have Today

Everythingyouneed.025Have you ever noticed that the perfect messages come at the perfect time … as long as you are listening?

Someone will say something that hits home and an instant feeling of comfort washes over you. Or, maybe you come across a sign or read something that strikes a chord. You’re reminded everything will work out and that you’ve got to keep believing and taking steps forward.

In the past, I definitely didn’t listen enough. I was overlooking so many messages and important reassurances that would have helped relieve a lot of unnecessary worrying and stress.

It’s easy to fall into the trap of letting your Chief Negativity Officer dominate what is going on in your mind. You end up continually worrying and focusing on the wrong thoughts. [Read more...]

3 Steps You Can Take Right Now To Feel Good And Make It A Great Day

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“It’s not the load that breaks you down … It’s the way you carry it.” Lena Horne

I think some of the toughest days are those when you’ve been going and going day after day. You’ve been working really hard and handling a lot for a very long time. You’ve been managing problems, searching for answers, and digging deep. You’ve been doing your best to stay positive, but you’re feeling a little run down.

And, despite all you’ve been doing and all you’ve been through … you’re still not where you want to be.

So, what do you do?

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2 Simple Things You Can Do To Improve Your Mood And Feel Good

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“False: When things change, I will be happy. True: When I am happy, things will change.”

Who hasn’t had a “bad” day ?

Those days where you feel drained and tired because you’ve been working and doing your best to handle it all. Those days where you are stressed out because you’re worried and wondering when things will finally smooth out and be okay. Or, those days when someone does something that bothers you and so you’re not in a good mood all day.

Have you noticed how “bad days” can build up momentum as the day goes on? If you’re not careful, you end up riding the spiral downward all day. By the end of the day, you’re exhausted and whatever was bothering you may feel even worse.

I know I definitely have had my fair share of “bad days”. I have also taken the ride on plenty downward spirals. However, I can say one thing for sure: I am so much better now at catching and managing through these days the right way. They no longer throw off the entire day. And, I have even figured out how to stay mostly centered and feeling good no matter how crazy things are. [Read more...]

How You Can Best Handle Challenging Days

Yourdecisiontowalk“Your decision to walk will create the path ahead.” Paulo Coelho

I am sitting outside at a coffee shop with my headphones on putting together my “to do” list for the day. It’s going to be a busy day. I’ve got a list of things I need to handle today.

I am working up the energy to call my health insurance company … again. I have been trying to resolve the same issue for months. I’ve been on the phone with them at least a half dozen times going back and forth over a claim they should have covered (a total test of my patience and tolerance). I am behind on several work projects. I recently found out there is yet more work to do on a book I have been writing. And, there is just the everyday stuff and the list of things I need to handle for my kids.

There are so many reasons I could be overwhelmed and stressed out right now.

But, after 30 plus years of doing that, I finally learned there is a better way – a much better way- to manage through today. It’s days like these, where that quote by Paulo Coelho really helps you remember the truth. If you keep taking steps forward and take it day by day, eventually things will smooth out and fall into place. [Read more...]

5 Simple But Powerful Thoughts To Focus On Today (#15)

Andsuddenlyyoujustknow2“And suddenly you just know … It’s time to find the way to Something More.”

What a year it has been. Wouldn’t you agree? So many challenges and so many things to work through. I know I’ve said it before, but I just have to say it again. It’s hard not to notice all the challenges that continually keep happening. Just when you think you’ve finally gotten things under control, something else comes up.

But, that’s the way life goes.

There are going to be those times when we have to deal with challenges. Even though these times require that we dig deep emotionally, mentally, and spiritually, there is so much we gain every time we push through another challenge.

I was talking the other day to one of my friends from the Possibility of Today community and she said one of the funniest and best sayings I have ever heard to describe challenging times.

Every time that yet another challenge or problem comes up, she says to herself … “Here I grow again.” That saying just makes me smile because it is so perfect and so true.

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2 Essential Things To Do Every Day While You’re Pushing Through Challenging Times

Sometimesit'sthe.jpg“Sometimes it’s the most challenging path that leads you to the most beautiful destination.”

Wouldn’t you say that this year has been filled with a lot of challenges? And, I am not just talking about regular everyday challenges, I am talking about those big challenges that can be really, really hard to work through. It seems like every time I work through one thing, something else comes up and then something else. Has it been the same for you?

Well, if you can relate, you will probably appreciate being reminded of two very important things I recently reminded myself of:

(1) There is relief in sight…thank goodness. And, there are so many more good things waiting for you on the other side of whatever it is you’re working through. Although it may get challenging at times, you’re learning even more about who you really are and what you’re truly capable of.

Things don’t just happen to us. They also happen for us so that we can learn, grow, and be strengthened while life rearranges perfectly to give us everything we truly need. 

And, the second thing to remember is that …

(2) You don’t have to wait to reach the proverbial “finish line” before you start feeling really good. Even though it may not always seem possible, you’re actually meant to feel centered and maintain your peace of mind no matter what is going on or what you’re still working through. It’s like one of my favorite quotes explains …

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“Ego says, “Once everything falls into place, I’ll feel peace.” Spirit says, “Find your peace and then everything will fall into place.”  ~Marianne Williamson [Read more...]

14 Things That Are Okay to Do (Even If Other People Tell You They Are Wrong)

Bewhoyouare.030“Be who you are and your life will transform forever.” Deepak Chopra

Have you ever noticed how easy it is to fall into the trap of doubting or questioning your desires and the things you want for your life? I can’t even begin to count the number of times I discounted what I truly wanted and convinced myself what I wanted wasn’t realistic or wasn’t going to happen.

But, you live and you learn. And, now I know better.

It’s not that I don’t still have doubts at times, but I know those doubts are the voice of my Chief Negativity Officer trying to convince me of something that is simply not true. So, instead of listening to the voice of my Chief Negativity Officer, I choose instead to listen to my intuition and move in the direction of my true desires.

One of the most important lessons I have learned is that your desires are not something you should discount or not act on because they are actually pointing you in the direction that your life is meant to grow.

I am not talking about the fleeting desires or impulses that fade away, but rather those genuine desires that you can feel deep down are right. When it comes to those desires, there is a reason – a very good reason- why they continue to surface in your mind and you feel drawn to them.

It’s your intuition doing its best to get your attention and assure you that you can trust the direction its pointing you in. You are meant to listen and do what you know deep down feels right.

So, from time to time, I update my list of things that are okay for me to do, even though my Chief Negativity Officer or other people may suggest otherwise. If you don’t have a list like this, I would recommend making one. It just helps you stay true to yourself and the things you genuinely desire for your life.

Also, the latest Possibility of Today podcast is all about the things you can do today to follow through on your desires. You can Click Here to listen to it.

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How To Strengthen Your Belief And Get Rid Of Any Doubts That Are Holding You Back

Thethingsyouare.jpg“The things you are passionate about are not random, they are your calling.” Fabienne Fredrickson

I think one of the easiest things to lose sight of is the fact that there is a very important reason why we have certain dreams and things we are truly passionate about.

There are dreams we have had for as long as we can remember.

There are ideas that have staying power in our minds and hearts.

There are things we can feel deep down we are meant to do. 

These dreams that we are truly passionate about are not random. They have been given to us and we are supposed to do our part and help make them happen. They are not meant to be fleeting or something we don’t take action on. I know that was the mistake I made for years because I thought I was being “practical” and “responsible”. [Read more...]

How You Trust The Journey Even When Things Get Tough

Don'tletwhathappens.jpgHave you ever been working for awhile (maybe even for years) to get something you really wanted? Maybe there was something you were trying to accomplish or maybe you realized certain things needed to improve in your life?

Do you know what has always been interesting to me about these times when we’ve been doing our best to get the pieces to fall into place?

When things finally do fall into place … there will be something else. There are always more possibilities and even more things we are going to want, regardless of what we accomplish.

After you finally get the dream job, then it’s going to be about getting a promotion or the next job.

After you find the right person, then it’s going to be about creating a healthy relationship with that person.

After you finish writing the book and get it published, then it’s going to be about the next book.

There will always be something else. [Read more...]

5 Important Things To Remember When Any Challenges Come Your Way

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Have you ever come across the quote by Paulo Coelho?

“Life has many ways of testing a person’s will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen all at once.”

I feel like that quote totally applies to life right now, especially the part about there being so much happening all at once. It seems like challenge after challenge keeps popping up and there are so many things to handle and deal with.

Do you agree? Have you also had a lot going on lately?

Sometimes it just helps to know that you’re not the only one working through things and to also be reminded that everything will work out like you need it. It actually brings to mind another one of my favorite quotes …

“Difficult roads lead to beautiful destinations.”

Yes, things can be really challenging and push us harder than we may think is necessary. But, what I have finally realized, and what makes these times so much easier to walk through, is the understanding that they do happen for a reason. In one way or another there is always something that comes out of them that we need (even if it doesn’t feel like it or we have no idea what that could possibly be).

So, one of the best things we can do while we are walking through these times is remind ourselves of that Truth, recenter when necessary by settling into our Extraordinary Side, and keep taking steps in the direction that feels most right.

We’ve got to make sure we keep moving forward every single day and not let everything that is going on weigh us down or make us feel stuck because we think we can’t handle it all.

All the things we want for our life are on the other side of all the things we are working through. And, as one of my favorite quotes of all time reminds us … “So many more good things are coming down the road … just keep walking”.

Reassurance Always Come When You’re Listening

Also, haven’t you noticed that as we are working through these times, we get little reminders and reassurance to trust the way things are unfolding? Maybe someone will say something reassuring or maybe we will read something or come across a profound quote. 

I used to overlook and dismiss many of the reassurances that were coming my way. I thought they were just “feel good” sentiments and that I couldn’t really count on what they promised. There were even times that I thought it would be crazy to believe in any reassurances because very little seemed to be working out or falling into place. But, you live and learn. And, now I realize that my lack of complete belief was actually what was working against me the most.

It’s not crazy to believe in the messages and reassurances that come our way … It’s crazy not to believe.

The reassurances are coming for a reason. They are meant to point us in the direction of our inner voice. It’s why they catch our attention and why the messages resonate. We are meant to listen, let them strengthen our belief even more and provide us with some additional inspiration to keep going. They are our True North.

5 Simple But Powerful Truths to Keep Top Of Mind.

#1) “Don’t let what happens or what doesn’t happen bother you. Life has a way of rearranging perfectly so what you truly need can come together.”

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#2) “What is coming is better than what is gone.” Arabic Proverb

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#3) “Just because the past didn’t turn out like you wanted it to, doesn’t mean your future can’t be better than you’ve ever imagined.”

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#4) “Everything you need will come to you at the perfect time.”

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#5)” So many more good things are coming down the road … just keep walking.”

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