Forgiveness is a Gift

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“Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself.” – Tony Robbins

Many people think that forgiveness is about letting someone else off the hook for their hurtful or unwanted behavior. It’s not.

Forgiveness is about allowing yourself to heal the pain you hold within your own energy.

Forgiveness comes from deep within yourself when you take the time to heal all aspects of the issue, including releasing any guilt or regrets you might have.

It is completely normal to replay the past and visualize another ...

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Got family drama?

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Got family drama? Resolve your differences using these 4 simple tips

Each experience you find yourself in has a life lesson to teach you. Life always gives you opportunities to learn from the past and decide to move forward. This weekend, I found myself in a surprising, yet welcomed experience where I was able to do just that.

Two sets of family members approached me because they wanted to make amends for something in our past that hurt me deeply. To be ...

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What have you done for you lately?

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As women we tend to juggle many roles and balls in the air to ensure that the other people in our lives are happy and taken care of.

We get so wrapped up in thinking about our to-do lists, deciding what’s for dinner, and strategizing how we can advance our careers.

With our full plates and busy minds, we often forget to make choices that are just for our own happiness or self-care.

Have you fallen into the trap of unintentional ...

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How to Experience More Joy in 2 Simple Steps

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From the outside, you might think another person has everything, that their life is pretty awesome.

But despite outward appearances, much pain can go on behind closed doors. I’d like to take this moment to emphasize that if you are also struggling to find some joy in your life, please reach out to someone who can help you.

How to experience more joy in 2 simple steps

Joy comes from appreciating all of your life. It comes when you can appreciate even the tiniest of blessings ...

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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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I Challenge Myself to Do More

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Here is this months self-reflection:

Each morning when I wake up, I ask myself, “What can I do today to accomplish more, to strengthen my abilities to achieve my goals, and to increase my knowledge?”

Challenging myself to accomplish more in my life brings me great joy. I find that it makes life more exciting when I step out of my comfort zone and try something new. This can open up new opportunities that I never could have ...

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