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The law of attraction made easy

Not too long ago, I finished reading a book that completely changed my life. In fact, it inspired me to create a special page on my website (which you can check out here) where I plan to maintain a list of personal development books that I highly recommend. Right now,…

A lesson on comparing journeys from a tomato plant

I know it’s been a while since my last blog. May was an insanely busy month for me, but it was also full of so many lessons and insights, which I can’t wait to share with you over the next few months. 🙂 And today’s lesson actually comes from a…

10 easy ways to build walls against negative thoughts

I hope your week’s going well. It’s so sunny here where I live, and I’ve decorated my front patio with all kinds of plants and flowers, including a beautiful lemon plant. Right now, it has about twelve lemons that should be ready to harvest in the next 3-4 months, so…

What negative labels are you carrying around?

As you may recall from my last email, I’ve been reading a book by Joel Osteen called Think Better, Live Better. It’s all about reprogramming your mind to think more positively so that you can have a more fulfilling life. One of the concepts addressed in the book is the idea…

How to stop the train of negative thoughts

I recently started reading a book called Think Better, Life Better: A Victorious Life Begins in Your Mind. It’s by Joel Osteen, who regularly teaches on maintaining a positive mindset and realizing your God-given potential. In the book, Joel likens our minds to computer software, with negative thoughts being like…

Are you making this mistake with your thoughts?

This week, I started reading a book which you may have heard of already. It’s called The Secret. There’s a movie that goes along with it, too. The Secret is about the law of attraction, a concept I’ve been familiar with for a while but one that I’m interested in…

How knowing your values can increase your happiness

On January 27, 2017, Posted by , In Growth,Happiness,Joy,Mindset,Peace,Positive,Positive Thinking, With No Comments

As you may recall, last time I talked about wanting to share my New Year reflection process with you, in hopes that it could help you make 2017 your best year yet. In case you missed that blog, you can check it out here. In it, I share 5 powerful…

5 questions to make this year your best one yet!

How is 2017 treating you so far? Wonderfully, I hope! This is an exciting and very powerful time because the energy is so high across the board from person to person. At the turn of a new year, people are more motivated than ever. They’ve made resolutions and have goals…

Why cheering people up isn’t always the answer

On December 16, 2016, Posted by , In Emotions,Friendships,Growth,Happiness,Health,Joy,Relationships, With No Comments

Question: have you seen the Disney/Pixar movie, Inside Out? If not, I highly recommend it. In fact, if there was some sort of mandatory course on living life more effectively that all human beings had to go through, this movie would definitely have to be on the curriculum as ‘required…

Why it’s not healthy to be positive all the time

Have you ever felt like you had to wear a smile 24/7? For any number of reasons, we often feel compelled to keep up the illusion that ‘everything’s fine’. Maybe it’s because we don’t want to worry our friends and family. Maybe we don’t want to be seen as a…