Category Archives: Self-Development

Got a Dream? Here’s How to Make it Happen!

“Anything we build can be destroyed by forces beyond our control. But what we have built has a better chance of survival if we start with a strong foundation.

foundationThese are the words of an average small-business owner from Canada, named Scott. He started with nothing, and built something great.

 

Anyone with a vision knows that some kind of investment is necessary to see the vision become a tangible thing. But your investment of money, emotions, work or effort has to be a passionate “donation” to the dream.

That goes without saying. 

You’ll need care.

You’ll need to bring something “to the table”.

You’ll need drive and determination.

You’ll need a spiritual connection to a Higher Power than you!

Anything worth having is worth investing passion.

Write it down!

  1. Write down your dream or vision. Be specific about what you want!
  2. Now, you’ll need to see it! So, find a picture or likeness of what you desire, and place it in a prominent place that you’ll see every morning.
  3. Keep a journal of your progress, and do something everyday to draw closer to your goal.
  4. Be grateful for every little step forward, believing in positive outcomes.
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But there is something else you need, that conventional thinking does not take into account;

…but those who are successful life, earning enough money to sustain themselves, living stress-free happy lives… have this one thing in abundance.

 

A spiritual connection. You cannot, and will not succeed without it! You might have the money, the house, the car, the parties…but that lonely emptiness will be hanging on, true happiness, joy & peace will evade your dreams…

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An emptiness fills my gut. Where’s the joy?

Remember Scott? He mentioned the need for a strong foundation. Here’s something else to consider if you’re looking to start any kind of venture or pursue any kind of dream: 

Think about 3 things:

  1. If I weren’t building my dream, what would I be doing with my time?
  2. If it takes years to start seeing the results of my hard work, would this all be worth it?
  3. Am I enjoying the way I’m spending my time working toward my dream, or is it a “chore?”

Needless to say, the “Successful” must have a certain mind-set, and a clear focus.

Self Portrait at Reesor Lake (July 13, 2013)This person has to be persistent, with a stubborn-sort of character, rejoicing in the small accomplishments that come every day.

This is a special mind-set, that comes out of Self-Development. And as You develop, you will add value to others’ lives, gaining the trust and respect of 

  • Local and online friends & family, (connecting online with Social Media & forums) and
  • Local and online communities.

 

You only need to have a dream, envision your dream, engage a system, follow the plan, put forth the effort and be consistent….

…And connect with God today, (now is a good time!)

…in a true and spiritual way:

Therein lies your inner power to achieve anything!

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Stress-Reduction: How Gemstones Can Help

The summertime heat has me hot! No, really. I mean, “Hot!” 
…Not just the feeling that I’m flushed, but edgy, touchy, more than a little anxious.

woman looking at sea while sitting on beachActually, this is a common feeling during the hot, summer months. Traffic, responsibilities, schedules-to-keep, work, family-life, not to mention, the weather. The weather…It is so unpredictable. The only thing you can count on is — it’s hot!

With all this going on…watching the news… watching my wallet… watching the bank account…the bills…the children…the elderly parents…there’s a lot of stress going on, too. debt1Stress and worry can cause tension headaches, sleepless nights, even missed meals, or too many snacks-of-the-tummy-ache-kind!

Thank goodness God created Gemstones! And people created shopping!

Simply put, that wonderful creation called, Shopping for gemstones… Do a search on your Internet browser:
“Natural gemstones help to absorb negative energy, & so it actually calms in times of stress or worry. “

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Carry with you the gemstone for your particular need to help keep you grounded in stressful times.

It’s associated with the Root Chakra, to help balance your Life Force! 

Relax… Just breathe. 

Let the positive energy flow through you. Natural gemstones can help!

What Difference Does It Make What You Think?

I need to make decisions independent of what others think. Right? marriage-rocks_2523272b

What difference does it make what “they” think? What difference does it make what “they” say about me?

 

So, I’ll decide for myself.  Now…question is: How do I decide?

How will my decision make me feel?

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What’s that glaring look in your eye when  you look at me?

 

But…I just can’t live alone. So, I guess it does matter.

 

There is so much hate, and sorrow, and natural disasters that wipe out entire towns…babies dying, hungry children, distraught mothers, persecuted fathers, neglected animals…the list of horrible things in our world is long and ugly.

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But when you think about it, all of these horrible things have an “origin” somewhere in the human experience…It’s called cause & effect.

 

The thoughts in my mind began in my heart. My heart is broken. Am I angry? Just sad, not angry? No, I Am angry. But my heart can somehow, still hold compassion, understanding, a feeling for you…a feeling that I still care what happens to you. That’s the difference.

Dig deep.

How to Find True, Lasting Love (Hint: It’s not as difficult as you may think!)

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Feeling lonely? Although in a crowd, still no one sees you? Or so it seems.

It’s a hurting, empty feeling. I know.

Finding love that’s real and true doesn’t have to be difficult or even a challenge. 

I remember driving my car across the Mississippi River bridge, on my way to work, thinking about my co-workers, seemingly so happy & content with their lives. They go home every day to a family, maybe children, or a loving spouse, a comfortable home.

And here I am, living alone, in a cramped apartment that I don’t like, in a neighborhood I don’t like, with a cheating boyfriend to talk to in the evening, after a long day at work with “happy people.” The ache in my stomach seems to only get better when I eat.

Years later, I look back on those days, and wonder how I made it to this point. Now, I no longer commute. I’ve found a place to live that’s comfortable, in a neighborhood I like! I have a loyal friend who lives with me and shares everything with me! How did I get here? Simple. One, hyphenated word…

Self-love. 

It all started when I became sick & tired of being “sick & tired.” That’s the day everything changed for me.

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Today is the first day.

Finding true & lasting love is easy, once you decide to choose it. It’s just that simple. Never let someone else define your life, or control your happiness & peace of mind.

 

 

 

How Important is Mindfulness & Meditation?

According to Women’s Day Magazine, June 2019 edition, “You don’t need to hold a special pose to meditate…Just chill & focus on your breath.”

Just breathe.

Meditation relaxes your mind, body and spirit in such a way that you are mindful of the present moment, your breathing, your body, the sounds around you & most importantly, how you feel.

Take a few minutes throughout the day to relax. Research has proven that when you do, you will experience less stress, less anxiety, a reduction in sleep problems, and even your reaction to negative “outside influences,” such as traffic, work environment, and noise.

Mindfulness helps in many ways.