3 simple steps to help face your fears

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We all fear the things we cannot control in life. We fear the unknown outcomes or results of trying new things. Sometimes we don’t know why we’re afraid, or we have specific fears that we don’t know how to overcome.

Here’s a little secret. I don’t like the open water. My biggest fear is being on a cruise ship. The thought of sitting on a boat sends anxiety waves right through me. I don’t think it’s natural to be floating around ...

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The Secret to Staying Motivated.

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I believe that if we practice the things we find challenging, sooner or later they become easy. The trick is finding the motivation to practice those things that aren’t necessarily pleasant.

For example, I have my kids practice school work a couple times per week during their 2-month summer break. Each of them focuses on specific areas their teachers have noted as needing improvement. By the time school starts again, their confidence is up because they’ve faced their most challenging subjects. ...

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5 Benefits of Expressing Gratitude

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Last week we discussed the importance of finding things to be grateful for in your life.

Some of you shared your gratitude lists with me, and for that I am grateful. It touched my heart. If you have not sent your list, that is okay. All that matters is that you are paying attention and attempting to write a gratitude list, even if it’s just in your head. Don’t worry if you only have one item on your list.  Every time ...

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Why Should I be Grateful?

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As I start each day, I make a point to think of things that I am grateful for. Here are some of the things I am grateful for today:

  • My good health. I could have gone down another path in life with my kidney disease, but I am 100% healthy. I credit my good health to being raised on an all-natural diet and the holistic health that I practice through my healing work.
  • My 3 beautiful children. Most days they make me ...
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How to Deal with Stress?

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It is important to let go of unnecessary stress in your life to make room for peace. Know in your heart that you deserve peace and recognize its value for keeping your health, productivity and relationships optimal.

Be conscious of all the things that are causing you stress, especially situations that you feel are out of your control. Find ways of releasing this energy.

Visualize yourself surrounded by a warm white light that feels like a cozy blanket. As you wrap this ...

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7 Tips to Squash Your Fear of Change

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Change can be scary, but if you provide yourself with a way to conquer the fear, you can find the courage underneath. When you decide to make a change in your life, you bring yourself into the unknown. You travel from your comfort zone to one where you don’t know exactly what will happen.

The truth is, there is nothing you can do to stop change. You can try to avoid or ignore it but life still carries on. The world ...

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7 Simple Steps to Regain Control Over Your Life.

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When life isn’t going your way, do you empower yourself to make improvements or do you just accept things the way they are? Most people are great at getting themselves worked up into a state that’s anything but empowering. When things get challenging, we need to take a moment to release the emotions and then decide if you want to take that next step to making an improvement.

We all have the power to overcome our negative thinking and ...

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The Great Bean Experiment

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Let’s go back to elementary school for a moment. Remember when we were all very proud to bring home that bean we planted at school? How excited we got when we saw the first shoot emerge? How it got bigger and bigger and bigger…until it was ready to take home and show our parents what we accomplished?

If you haven’t tried this experiment in school, well guess what: I am going to ask you to do it today. No, you are ...

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Plant a Seed to Achieve Your Dreams

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I want to share an amazing story with you today that shows dreams really do come true. Before I do though, I want to ask you something. Are you working on your goals we talked about last week? Did you take one small action step towards that goal? Awesome! Give yourself a hug. If you didn’t yet, what is holding you back? Let’s try to pick one small thing we can do for ourselves this week. When we set a ...

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7 Tips for Writing Effective Goals

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Before you can see the flower; you must plant the seed and believe in its potential to grow into something beautiful.

What goals have you set for 2014? What changes or accomplishments do you want to make this year? To achieve greatness in your life you need to have a plan for how you’re going to achieve your goals.

Earlier this week my daughter taught me something amazing about achieving goals. She showed me that—no matter your age or the dream you ...

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