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Accepting What Is To Create The Life You Want

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Accepting what is, and not what you wish it were, is an integral step to creating the life you want.

The work of author Byron Katie teaches us to “love what is”. She uses four questions to prompt us. They assist the reader to get to the heart of the beliefs of what will make us happy. Much of it revolves on our perceptions of what others, or situations, must do or be for us to be happy.

It is a bit of a shock when we review how much we want other people to fall into line. Our checklists of sho…

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If You Want to Live a Happier Life, Banish Your “Not Enough”

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One of the most challenging aspects of creating a bigger life is confronting all the “nots” that lie buried within us. Often we are unaware of how many there are, how deeply buried and how much we let them affect our lives. Not good enough, not smart enough, not strong enough, not pretty/handsome enough, not talented enough – not, not, not.

Compress the phrase and it is “not enough”.

Cultivating positive self talk

As a child or young adult it is helpful to have an adult who helps you understa…

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Fanning Embers Of Fun

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Have you ever had that buzz, that spark of energy where from nothing came a flame, kindled by one little ember? Music is one of my embers. It is a stress buster, an energy giver, a backdrop and it is a creative force. As a result, as I begin more and more to understand all the ways it enriches me, I find ways to invite it into my life.

When you reconnect with something really important, that's how it feels. Like a spark has been lit, an ember long hidden fanned back into life. It is excitement …

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Are Old Stories Cheating You Out Of A New Story?

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How many old stories continue to be a part of your inner dialogue? When is the last time you tried something new? Recent conversations have highlighted how important creating new stories are in creating a happier and more fulfilled life. 

Instead of accepting dated and often limiting beliefs, trying new activities allows us to see and enjoy new parts of ourselves.

Have you ever found yourself uttering statements like, “I don't do that”, or “I'm no good at that” ? Chances are good you're guilty…

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How Claiming "Me Time" Improves Your Life Satisfaction and Happiness

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Do you have a hard time declaring time for yourself?

That's not unusual, given all the roles most women find themselves trying to fulfill. And the roles, they are aplenty. When is the last time you put those aside and thought about yourself as simply - you?

I'd bet it's been months, years, decades?

But doesn't it seem like the time is overdue? This pandemic threw a proverbial wrench into the workings of all of our lives which seems like a moment in time, an invitation even, for some reflecti…

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