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Abilities and Talents - Great Quotes

Ability Quotes – Use Your Abilities

We all have unique abilities and talents.  Whether we decide to use our ability is another matter altogether.  Whether it is a natural ability or a learned one does not matter, how we use it does matter.  The sad thing is that just having a talent or ability does not make it valuable or useful. …

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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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friendship quotes

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…

Read More
patience

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…

Read More
Thich Nhat Hahn

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…

Read More
Thich Nhat Hanh Books

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…

Read More
motivation tips

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. …

Read More
Grant me serenity

Serenity

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

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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…

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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,…

Read More
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…

Read More
gratitude and sunshine

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…

Read More

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…

Read More
Worriers Bill of Rights

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…

Read More
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…

Read More
Quotes About Love

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…

Read More

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,…

Read More
happiness

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…

Read More
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…

Read More

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 - Pros and Cons

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

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…

Read More

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,…

Read More
what is mindfulness

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…

Read More

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!

Read More

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,…

Read More

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…

Read More
break bad habits

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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.…

Read More

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…

Read More
friendship

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…

Read More
friendship walk with a friend

Walk With a Friend

I would rather walk alone with a friend…

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Albert EInstein Facts and Quotes

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…

Read More
Kindergarten Lessons

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…

Read More

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

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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…

Read More
relaxing videos

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…

Read More

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,…

Read More

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.

Read More

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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happiness is the key to success

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!

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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…

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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.

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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 live

Never Forget the Power of Love

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

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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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Abilities and Talents - Great Quotes

Ability Quotes – Use Your Abilities

By Michele Hartley / October 20, 2018 / 0 Comments

We all have unique abilities and talents.  Whether we decide to use our ability is another matter altogether.  Whether it is a natural ability or a learned one does not matter, how we use it does matter.  The sad thing is that just having a talent or ability does not make it valuable or useful. …

Read More
worry quotes

Top Worry Quotes

By Michele Hartley / March 2, 2018 / 0 Comments

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…

Read More
friendship quotes

90 Great Friendship Quotes

By Michele Hartley / February 13, 2018 / 1 Comment

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…

Read More
patience

50 Patience Quotes

By Michele Hartley / January 30, 2018 / 0 Comments

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…

Read More
Thich Nhat Hahn

Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes-Beautiful Mindfulness

By Michele Hartley / January 22, 2018 / 0 Comments

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…

Read More
Thich Nhat Hanh Books

Thich Nhat Hanh Books

By Michele Hartley / January 22, 2018 / 0 Comments

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…

Read More
motivation tips

Motivate Yourself- Motivation Tips and Quotes

By Michele Hartley / January 20, 2018 / 0 Comments

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. …

Read More
Grant me serenity

Serenity

By Michele Hartley / January 19, 2018 / 0 Comments

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

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Famous Failures – Inspiration for Success

By Michele Hartley / January 18, 2018 / 0 Comments

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…

Read More

10 Reasons Perfectionism Sucks

By Michele Hartley / January 17, 2018 / 0 Comments

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,…

Read More
The Healing Power of Solitude

Healing Powers of Solitude and Alone Time

By Michele Hartley / January 15, 2018 / 0 Comments

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…

Read More
gratitude and sunshine

Gratitude Quotes to Inspire Gratefulness

By Michele Hartley / January 6, 2018 / 0 Comments

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…

Read More

Stop Emotional Triggers from Stopping You

By Michele Hartley / January 5, 2018 / 0 Comments

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…

Read More
Worriers Bill of Rights

Stop Worrying With These Easy Tips

By Michele Hartley / January 4, 2018 / 0 Comments

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…

Read More
Emotional and Mental Benefits of Music

Music Enhances Life and Love

By Michele Hartley / January 3, 2018 / 0 Comments

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…

Read More
Quotes About Love

Love! Inspirational Quotes About Love

By Michele Hartley / August 17, 2017 / 0 Comments

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…

Read More

Without Music, Life Would Be a Mistake

By Michele Hartley / October 7, 2016 / 0 Comments

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,…

Read More
happiness

Happiness Quotes – How to be Happy

By Michele Hartley / September 6, 2016 / 0 Comments

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…

Read More
Quit Thinking Negative Thoughts

Stop Negative Thinking With Eight Steps

By Michele Hartley / September 5, 2016 / 0 Comments

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…

Read More

10 Easy Ways to Improve Your Attitude

By Michele Hartley / September 4, 2016 / 0 Comments

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…

Read More
Social Media - Pros and Cons

Social Media – Love it! Hate it!

By Michele Hartley / September 3, 2016 / 0 Comments

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…

Read More
brain facts

Brain Facts & Mind Expanding Videos

By Michele Hartley / September 2, 2016 / 0 Comments

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…

Read More

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

By Michele Hartley / September 1, 2016 / 0 Comments

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,…

Read More
what is mindfulness

What is Mindfulness?

By Michele Hartley / September 1, 2016 / 0 Comments

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…

Read More

Growing Older-When I am Old I Shall Wear Purple

By Michele Hartley / August 30, 2016 / 0 Comments

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!

Read More

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

By Michele Hartley / August 22, 2016 / 0 Comments

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,…

Read More

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

By Michele Hartley / August 21, 2016 / 0 Comments

“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…

Read More
break bad habits

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

By Michele Hartley / August 20, 2016 / 0 Comments

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…

Read More

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

By Michele Hartley / August 19, 2016 / 0 Comments

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…

Read More

How to Make the Right Choices

By Michele Hartley / August 18, 2016 / 0 Comments

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.…

Read More

Meditation and Yoga Reshape Our Brains

By Michele Hartley / August 18, 2016 / 0 Comments

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…

Read More
friendship

The Art of Friendship

By Michele Hartley / August 18, 2016 / 0 Comments

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…

Read More
friendship walk with a friend

Walk With a Friend

By Michele Hartley / August 18, 2016 / 0 Comments

I would rather walk alone with a friend…

Read More
Albert EInstein Facts and Quotes

55 Great Albert Einstein Quotes

By Michele Hartley / August 17, 2016 / 0 Comments

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…

Read More
Kindergarten Lessons

Lessons from Kindergarten

By Michele Hartley / August 17, 2016 / 0 Comments

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…

Read More

Peace and Happiness

By Michele Hartley / August 17, 2016 / 0 Comments

  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

Read More

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

By Michele Hartley / August 16, 2016 / 0 Comments

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…

Read More
relaxing videos

8 Videos for Relaxation and Renewal in Under Five Minutes

By Michele Hartley / August 16, 2016 / 0 Comments

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…

Read More

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

By Michele Hartley / August 15, 2016 / 0 Comments

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,…

Read More

The Power of Words – Choose Wisely!

By Michele Hartley / August 15, 2016 / 0 Comments

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.

Read More

How To Be Intriguing

By Michele Hartley / August 15, 2016 / 0 Comments

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…

Read More
happiness is the key to success

Is Success the Key to Happiness or Vice Versa?

By Michele Hartley / August 14, 2016 / 0 Comments

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

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Life Balance – 7 Steps to Achieving Balance in Your Life

By Michele Hartley / August 13, 2016 / 0 Comments

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…

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Kermit and the Rainbow Connection

Kermit the Frog’s Rainbow Connection – Happy Songs

By Michele Hartley / August 4, 2016 / 0 Comments

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.

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Blueberry Girl – Prayer for Our Daughters

By Michele Hartley / August 3, 2016 / 0 Comments

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 live

Never Forget the Power of Love

By Michele Hartley / August 2, 2016 / 0 Comments

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

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Gratitude and Prayer – The Prayer of an Unknown Confederate Soldier

By Michele Hartley / August 1, 2016 / 0 Comments

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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