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  • worry quotes
    Top Worry Quotes

    Sometimes a few worry quotes can help me gain a perspective on things.  Because I am a natural worrier, I have been told , “Don’t worry about it, things will work out,”  that I often think it should be a personal mantra.  Personally, I have decided to dispense with any worries that I cannot do…

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    90 Great Friendship Quotes

    We sometimes take our friendships for granted, these friendship quotes can help remind you of just how special your friendships are. Friendship is one of the most important parts of our lives – our friends are part of us, part of who we are and what we do.  Countless books, songs, and poems have been written…

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    50 Patience Quotes

    Patience is a virtue, we hear it over and over again, but how do we exercise patience in our everyday lives?  It is easy to be inpatient – life moves at a lightening fast speed these days…or does it?  Patience can be learned by practicing mindfulness, gratitude, and acceptance.  We don’t always get what we…

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    Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes-Beautiful Mindfulness

    This list of Thich Nhat Hanh quotes is just a taste of the wisdom and insight he has to offer.  Thich Nhat Hanh is on my list of people I would like to meet. Born in 1926, he is still is providing guidance and insights on meditation and  mindfulness and living a rich life grounded…

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    Thich Nhat Hanh Books

    This list of Thich Nhat Hahn books will give you plenty of reading material.  Thich Nhat Hahn is a prolific writer and well worth reading. His collection of works provides insights into all aspects of mindfulness, meditation, life, love, peace and harmony.  If you don’t have the time to these Thich Nhat Hahn boos,  you…

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    Motivate Yourself- Motivation Tips and Quotes

    I often find it difficult to motivate myself but motivation is important and there are ways that you can motivate yourself to get things done – even things that you would rather not do.  The wonderful thing about motivation is that it is contagious.  If you are motivated, you can motivate others and vice versa. …

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    Serenity

      “Do your work, then step back. The only path to serenity.” ― Lao Tzu

  • Famous Failures – Inspiration for Success

    Excerpt from the book SEEBEDO- See it! Be it! Do it!. Failure is not the opposite of success; it is part of success.  You only fail if you do not try.  If you try and fail, you will be in the company of some of the most successful people in history. Winston Churchill lost every…

  • 10 Reasons Perfectionism Sucks

    Being a perfectionist is a curse. It doesn’t do you any good. I promise.And I should know. Being a perfectionist has been the reason for my successes and my failures, but I think if I were to tally them up, perfectionism has led to more failures than successes. The bad news is perfectionism may be genetic,…

  • The Healing Power of Solitude
    Healing Powers of Solitude and Alone Time

    Often we think of solitude in conjunction with loneliness and sometimes it is true.  Too much time alone can indeed lead to a feeling of loneliness.  But there is beauty in solitude, being alone can be beautiful. Time alone can give you time to refresh and recharge your body and brain.  A long bath, time…

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    Gratitude Quotes to Inspire Gratefulness

    We sometimes underestimate the power of gratitude.  Gratitude is not merely saying “thank you”; it is a state of being.  When you feel grateful, your spirits lift, your life is brighter, and you are happier.  There are hundreds of things to be grateful for each day, little things, big things, everyday events and life changing…

  • Stop Emotional Triggers from Stopping You

    Emotional triggers play a significant role in our lives, in how we feel, how we respond, and ultimately in our successes or failures in life. Once you know what your triggers are, you can determine how you respond to them and understand your ingrained patterns and habits. Triggers result in the creation of habits and…

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    Stop Worrying With These Easy Tips

    It is common advice to suggest that if you have worries, you should ask yourself “What is the worst that could happen?”  This may work for some, but I suggest that if you can’t do anything about it, simply stop worrying about it, ruminating over the worst that could happen might make it worse; it…

  • Emotional and Mental Benefits of Music
    Music Enhances Life and Love

    Songs can touch your heart in many ways.  They can make you happy or sad.  They can energize you or calm you.  We all have special love songs that we share with those we love today and those we have loved.  Music talks to us, the lyrics and melody can express for us feelings that…

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    Love! Inspirational Quotes About Love

    Love – we all want it – as much as we can get…The truth is that love is within us and around us and the more we love ourselves, the more we can love others.  These quotes on love are not only great for Valentine’s Day but for the year round, whenever you want to…

  • Without Music, Life Would Be a Mistake

    Music is indeed one of the most beautiful things in life – no matter how young or old we are we all respond to music.  It doesn’t matter what the genre or style is – music evokes emotions, memories, thought, it can lift you up or bring you down. Children respond to music from infancy,…

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    Happiness Quotes – How to be Happy

    Everyone wants to be happy.  Happiness is the ultimate goal for most of us but what defines happiness is very different for every individual.  Happiness is sometimes an elusive goal though.  What does it take to make you happy?  What are the things that happy people do and say?  What makes a happy person?  There…

  • Quit Thinking Negative Thoughts
    Stop Negative Thinking With Eight Steps

    How do you stop yourself from negative thinking?  Is it possible to change negative thoughts into positive thoughts?  Can you actually stop making negative statements either to yourself or others?  It is possible to stop the habit of negative thinking but it takes work.  Using the Eight Steps to Stop Negative Thinking, you can do…

  • 10 Easy Ways to Improve Your Attitude

    We all need an attitude adjustment now and then – sometimes it may be as easy as changing your perspective or simply doing something fun but there are some very easy ways to change your attitude that can be incorporated into your daily routines.  Here is a list of ten easy things to do to…

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    Social Media – Love it! Hate it!

    I am of mixed minds about social media. I love it – I depend on it – I communicate through it. I hate it when it takes people away from me but love it when it brings people closer. I hate it when someone is more engrossed in their phone than the people in the…

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    Brain Facts & Mind Expanding Videos

    The brain is still pretty much a mystery to us all – how it works, the power it has, the ability to actually change your brain are all topics that are studied by scientists worldwide.  The mind and brain are fascinating subjects and learning how they work is the subject of countless studies.  There are…

  • Journal – Use a Journal to Grow as a Person – Easy Steps for Journaling

    Journaling in one form or another has always been a part of my life. Recently as I was getting ready to move house,  I found more than 30 journals spanning  about ten years – the older ones are in boxes somewhere.  I keep everything in my journals, daily notes, appointments, book ideas, thoughts, poems, stories, goals,…

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    What is Mindfulness?

    Mindfulness is being aware, being in the moment, it is the practice of being still, appreciating the moment that is and the you that you are.  We often get too busy in our lives to appreciate the lttle things, losing sight of the present and not hearing what our bodies, souls, or minds are telling…

  • Growing Older-When I am Old I Shall Wear Purple

    Growing older doesn’t have to mean settling or giving in. I have always loved the poem, Warning, by Jenny Joseph – it sums up a very positive attitude for growing older – I am running out to buy that red hat right now!

  • Unold Yourself – Act Young, Feel Young, Be Young – 16 Easy Ways to Feel Younger

    I happened to be logging in to a site and the captcha was “unold” – not a word, right? But it made me laugh, I got to thinking about ways to “unold” myself. I am not even going to research this one as I have plenty of ideas about how to feel younger, look younger,…

  • Is Low Self Esteem Holding You Back? Say No to Low!

    “The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself.” – Mark Twain It is often not easy to squash low self-esteem. Your self-esteem stems from things that have happened to you in your life and your own feelings about whether or not you are good enough. There are many ways to improve your self…

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    How to Break Bad Habits Fast – Five Easy Steps to Quitting any Bad Habit

    Bad habits can be hard to break simply because they are what they are – habits.  I want to break all my bad habits so did some research and found a sure way to break bad habits fast.  Using these steps to stop bad habits, I quit smoking in just two weeks. These steps to…

  • 7 Easy Problem Solving Steps That Work – Solve Problems Quick!

    I struggle quite often with how to solve certain problems. Problem solving for me is not easy, I tend to run around in my head and generally spend way too much time trying to solve even the simplest of problems. Knowing that problem solving was taking up way too much time, I decided to implement…

  • How to Make the Right Choices

    Choices – we must all make countless choices each day from the time we get out of bed to the food we eat to what we will do with our lives. Making choices is not so difficult with the basics. You know what you like to eat and do on a daily basis – easy.…

  • Meditation and Yoga Reshape Our Brains

    Neuroscientist Sara Lazar’s brain scans show that yoga and meditation actually change the size of key regions of our brain, improving  memory and making us more empathetic, compassionate, and resilient under stress. In the documentary, The Connection, Sara Lazar reports the following findings:  We found differences in brain volume after eight weeks in five different…

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    The Art of Friendship

    Friendship is one of the treasures in life.  We all need friends.  We need someone we can talk to, share things with, go places with, cry and laugh with. We all need a best friend, a circle of friends, we are all “people who need people” as the song says.  Some of us are blessed…

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    Walk With a Friend

    I would rather walk alone with a friend…

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    55 Great Albert Einstein Quotes

    Albert Einstein was arguably one of the most brilliant people in history. I am constantly amazed the more I learn about him. His life was incredible and his philosophies profound. Now that his theory of gravitation has been validated, he is once again in the news. Albert Einstein and his theories of relativity and quantum…

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    Lessons from Kindergarten

    Sometimes it’s good to remember those things we were taught as small children, they still hold true today! All I really need to know about how to live and what to do and how to be I learned in kindergarten. Wisdom was not at the top of the graduate school mountain, but there in the…

  • Peace and Happiness

      Gratitude, love, peace, and joy are the greatest gifts in the world. The sum total of these four things is success and happiness. It starts inside and blossoms the more we love and accept ourselves. – Michele Hartley

  • Dr. Suess Sums It Up – Oh The Places You’ll Go!

    I love children’s books – especially Dr. Suess who resonants with so many of us.  He teaches optimism, tolerance, and so many wonderful lessons in his books.  This video rendition by Burning Man of Oh, the Places You’ll G0 is a great inspirational view.   Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Congratulations! Today is your day. You’re off to Great…

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    8 Videos for Relaxation and Renewal in Under Five Minutes

    I often feel the need to get away, and watching short videos sometimes is just the cure I need for writers block or the doldrums. When faced with a problem that I can’t solve, I need to take a step back, regroup, destress, and relax a bit.  Under deadline, it is not possible to take…

  • 10 Mini-Breaks to Refresh and Renew Your Work Day – Easy Workday Mini-Breaks

    I have started using mini-breaks on a daily basis to avoid burn-out.  The idea of mini-breaks is not new, but I have a tendency to get caught up in writing or working on projects, so much so that sometimes I go for hours without leaving my computer.  You know the feeling, you are on deadline,…

  • The Power of Words – Choose Wisely!

    Words have power – what you say, how you say it, makes a difference. Words can heal or hurt, they can inspire or discourage. Using the right words is an art. Think of words that have motivated you, things people have said that have spurred you to action or brought goosebumps to your arms.

  • How To Be Intriguing

    Sam Horn is author of  Got Your Attention?: How to Create Intrigue and Connect with Anyone, which provides great insights into how to be intriguing in life and business. Some of the key ideas she puts forth include: Ask  questions based on pertinent facts – Did you know…? People like to hear interesting facts – it…

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    Is Success the Key to Happiness or Vice Versa?

    Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing you will be successful!

  • Life Balance – 7 Steps to Achieving Balance in Your Life

    Life balance is a quest for all of us.   How do you find balance in your life when you are juggling so many things?  If you do too much of one thing and too little of another are you going to feel out of whack?  Perhaps not-because everything overlaps to some degree.  Achieving balance in…

  • Kermit and the Rainbow Connection
    Kermit the Frog’s Rainbow Connection – Happy Songs

    Sometimes you just need something to lift you up – to put you in one of those light-hearted moods that were the earmarks of childhood.

  • Blueberry Girl – Prayer for Our Daughters

    A lot of the greatest inspiration comes from the simplest stories, from childhood boks and stories, this short video by Neil Gaiman, is one such story. It is a beautiful reminder to all of us that have daughters or have ever been daughters, worth remembering and repeating.

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    Never Forget the Power of Love

    The power of love is phenomenal – never forget now important your loved ones are in your life.

  • Gratitude and Prayer – The Prayer of an Unknown Confederate Soldier

    Gratitude is one of the greatest gifts in the world and being grateful for what you have is not always easy. Prayers are not always answered in the way we want them to be answered. In my quest to live in a state of gratitude, there is one poem that has always touched my heart.…

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Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
Winston Churchill
If you can dream it, you can achieve it.
Zig Ziglar
The only way to do great work is to love what you do.
Steve Jobs
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
Benjamin Franklin
When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.
Henry Ford
Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be.
Grandma Moses
You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try.
Beverly Sills
Dream big and dare to fail.
Norman Vaughan
It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.
Confucius
Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.
Farrah Grayrogers
I would rather die of passion than of boredom.
Vincent van Gogh
I didn't fail the test. I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.
Benjamin Franklin
Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.
Jamie Paolinetti
Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
Joshua J. Marine
Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.
Les Brown
If the wind will not serve, take to the oars.
Latin Proverb
If you're offered a seat on a rocket ship, don't ask what seat! Just get on.
Sheryl Sandberg
Happiness is not something readymade. It comes from your own actions.
Dalai Lama
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
Lao Tzu
Everything has beauty, but not everyone can see.
Confucius
Few things can help an individual more than to place responsibility on him, and to let him know that you trust him.
Booker T. Washington
There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.
Aristotle
The best revenge is massive success.
Frank Sinatra
Either you run the day, or the day runs you.
Jim Rohn
Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is.
Vince Lombardi
Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.
Steve Jobs
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
John Lennon
Just know, when you truly want success, you'll never give up on it. No matter how bad the situation may get.
Unknown
I don't regret the things I've done, I regret the things I didn't do when I had the chance.
Unknown
Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, or worn. It is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace & gratitude.
Denis Waitley
I am thankful for all of those who said NO to me. It's because of them I'm doing it myself.
Albert Einstein
Don't worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don't even try.
Jack Canfield
Nobody ever wrote down a plan to be broke, fat, lazy, or stupid. Those things are what happen when you don't have a plan.
Larry Winget
Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.
Carl Bard
I don't regret the things I've done, I regret the things I didn't do.
Lucas ( Rory Cochrane, Empire Records)
Never give up on something that you can't go a day without thinking about.
Unknown
When you feel like giving up, remember why you held on for so long in the first place.
Unknown
Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
Judy Garland
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Henry S. Haskins
Challenge yourself with something you know you could never do, and what you'll find is that you can overcome anything.
Unknown
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
George Eliot
All our dreams can come true
if we have the courage to pursue them.
The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
Alan Kay
If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.
Napoleon Hill
An obstacle is often a stepping stone.
William Prescott
You make a living by what you get; you make a life by what you give.
Winston Churchill
The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
Lao Tzu
What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
Gandhi
Tough times never last, but tough people do.
Dr. Robert Schullerscher
Keep your face to the sunshine and you can never see the shadow.
Helen Keller
The best way out is always through.
Robert Frost
Make each day your masterpiece.
John Wooden
The best dreams happen when you’re awake.
Cherie Gilderbloom
Don't count the days, make the days count.
Muhammad Ali
The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.
Jimmy Johnson
You must not only aim right, but draw the bow with all your might.
Henry David Thoreau
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
Will Rogers
Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.
Babe Ruth
Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.
Napoleon Hill
A year from now you may wish you had started today.
Karen Lamb
If there is no struggle, there is no progress.
Frederick Douglass
What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do.
Tim Ferriss
The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.
Richard Bach
Your imagination is your preview of life's coming attractions.
Albert Einstein
Do what you love and the money will follow.
Marsha Sinetar
The harder I work, the luckier I get.
Gary Player
Even if you fall on your face, you're still moving forward.
Victor Kiam
The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
Dalai Lamacliff
The dreamers are the saviors of the world.
James Allen
Obsessed is just a word the lazy use to describe the dedicated.
Russell Warren
Someday is not a day of the week.
Denise Brennan-Nelson
If you can't outplay them, outwork them.
Ben Hogan
Champions keep playing until they get it right.
Billie Jean King
Change your thoughts and you change your world.
Norman Vincent Peale
Action is the foundational key to all success
Pablo Picasso
I will go anywhere as long as it is forward.
David Livingston
If you aren't going all the way, why go at all?
Joe Namath
Just keep going. Everybody gets better if they keep at it.
Ted Williamsjobs
Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better.
Jim Rohn
The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark.
Howard Ruff
Never let your memories be greater than your dreams.
Doug Ivester
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
Henry David Thoreau
There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.
Denis Waitley
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
Aristotle
The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering the attitudes of his mind.
William James
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: It goes on.
Robert Frost
The aim of an argument or discussion should not be victory, but progress.
Joseph Joubert
Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
T.S. Eliot
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
Oscar Wilde
Freedom is not the absence of commitments, but the ability to choose yours.
Paulo Coelho
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
John F. Kennedy
I am tomorrow, or some future day, what I establish today. I am today what I established yesterday or some previous day.
James Joyce
It's time to start living the life you've imagined.
Henry James
Every man dies. Not every man really lives.
William Wallace
Don't be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Action is the foundational key to all success.
Pablo Picasso
Nothing important was ever achieved without someone taking a chance.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr

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