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One simple trick to stop worrying so much

I’ll admit, in the past, I’ve tended to be a big worrier, and it’s something I’m gradually working on for the sake of my peace of mind…and sanity! It’s just that I’m one of those people who likes to prepare by imagining all the possible worst case scenarios. It’s my way…

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,…

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…

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…

Why cheering people up isn’t always the answer

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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…

Beware! Complaining can damage your brain…

Have you ever heard of a show called Fashion Police? It entails a panel of fashion ‘experts’ dissecting what celebrities are wearing at red carpet events. More often than not, it tends to lean toward these so-called ‘authorities on fashion’ slamming, criticizing, and tearing down others. For a lot of…

How I flipped the script on a scarcity mindset

As many of you know, I’m a novelist. It’s been a dream of mine since I was 6 years old. One day, I’d like a book of mine to be a New York Times Bestseller. As an author, I naturally follow other authors on social media sites to stay up…

Is chronic complaining ruining your life?

Is chronic complaining ruining your life? Lately, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking and reading on the subject of the ‘scarcity mentality’. Have you ever heard of it before? Basically, people with a scarcity mentality are fluent in the ‘language of lack’. Common myths they speak out loud include:…

How to surround yourself with more positive people

Today I want to talk about how to surround yourself with positivity – even when there aren’t enough positive people in your life. First: why surround yourself with positivity? You may have heard this expression before: you are the sum total of the five people you spend the most time…