Top 10 Ways You Lose Confidence + How To Get It Back.

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What if I told you that I never feel truly confident? Not 100%, not every day, and certainly not all the time! Sure, I can project confidence easily, but deep inside, I usually worry that I don’t have what it takes. That I’m just not good enough. Good enough for what? Could be anything. That doesn’t […]

PENNY WISE, POUND FOOLISH?

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I felt like a KANJOOS. That’s an Indian word for “miser/scrooge/stingy”. It was a Friday night and I had gone out with friends.  We’d seen a show, and headed on to a pub after for a bit. I was acutely conscious of the fact that my wallet was lighter than a hummingbird, and that I […]

Just Say No

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Learn to say ‘no’ to the good, so you can ‘yes’ to the best. – John C. Maxwell. I know a message we hear constantly in the dating world is to stay open minded and open hearted. Very valid point. Say Yes to Life. Say Yes to Opportunities. Say Yes to Possibilities. You really never […]

6 Big Fat Spiritual Lies That Are Holding You Back

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Why do you so earnestly seek the truth in distant places? Look for delusion and truth in the bottom of your own heart. – Ryokan. Spirituality is becoming a “scene” rather than an actual path to inner peace, connection, truth and love.  Have you noticed that too? Many people are missing out on the life-changing […]

8 Simple Ways To Bust A Bad Mood – In Less Than 20 Minutes.

When I’m in a bad mood, I try not to stay in one. Learn to make the best of what you have. – Faith Hill. BAD MOODS… we all have em’. And no matter the situation, they’re annoying (I mean, right!?). Sometimes you just wake up on the wrong side of the bed. Sometimes there are […]

3 Ways to Take Care of your Heart this Holiday Season

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There are days I drop words of comfort on myself like falling leaves and remember that it is enough to be taken care of by my self. – Brian Andreas. Love can bring up all sorts of stuff.. elation, confusion, excitement, fear. As if that is not enough to have on your plate, let’s add […]

5 life changing spiritual practices that DON’T require sitting silently.

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There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled. There is a void in your soul, ready to be filled. You feel it, don’t you? - Rumi. Are you wanting to be more “spiritual”, but worried that starting a spiritual practice will be boring and impossible? Or maybe you’ve already tried meditation or yoga in order to […]

To get a different result, try this simple yet radical method.

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Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. – Albert Einstein. A while back I had a realization that pretty much changed my life. I was taking an inventory of my past relationships. To see what happened, where things could have gone down differently, see what kind of guys I […]

Where has all the courting gone?

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Courting is a much sweeter term than ‘dating’. It sounds like it has more intent, more like an agreement that two people enter into with a future in mind. – Kim Cattrall. I got to thinking the other day about courting and it’s lack-o-presence in this modern era of dating. The way I used to […]

3 surprising ways to find and keep happiness in your life

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Happiness is not determined by what’s happening around you, but rather, what’s happening inside you. – Anonymous. As a life coach, I get asked a lot “how can I live a happy life?”. And the more time that goes by, the more I realize that we all have gotten happiness all wrong. We think that […]

5 Career Tips For Workplace Success

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This is a guest post + giveaway by Dan Schawbel. Are you struggling at work right now and have no idea what to do? Hands up if you’re bored with your job and feeling lethargic! Well, you know what? You’re not alone. The economy has really changed and most people haven’t quite adjusted to the […]

On personal philosophies and life lessons.

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You have exactly one life in which to do everything you’ll ever do. Act accordingly. - Colin Wright.  (This is a guest post + giveaway by Colin Wright.) Just as our philosophies shape us, we shape our philosophies, deciding along the way who we are and how we want to express that to the world through our […]

8 Simple Practices and Tips for Daily Happiness

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What we call the secret of happiness is no more a secret than our willingness to choose life. – Leo Buscaglia. (This is a post by Deb Smouse of DebraSmouse.com. Pic source: Unknown/Google) I’m going to let you in on one of the not-so-secret secrets of life.. BEING HAPPY IS SEXY!  Let’s be honest: The […]

75 things smart happy women do that make life rock!

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Smart. Happy. Kickass. Women. Create a R-evol-ution of Joy. From teenage rebellion to glorious womanhood, here are some lessons I’ve learned about what makes some women sparkle like sunshine, inside and out. Of such a tribe, I firmly believe you are too. Whether you do some of these, all, or none, you have within you […]

Take Down the White Flag and Other Timeless Life Lessons

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Hey sparklepeeps! Here’s a short & snappy guest post + giveaway for you from Alex Blackwell of The Bridgemaker. Read on to see how to win a copy of this book – especially if you KNOW your life needs to change or is already changing and you could do with some support through it ~ […]

10 Simple Tips & Shortcuts to Inner Peace & Joy

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Guest Post by Ashley Davis Bush, LCSW. Scroll to the end for a chance to win a copy of her book Shortcuts to Inner Peace: 70 Simple Paths to Everyday Serenity. Winner chosen on March 19th. Does your life feel “crazy” and “nonstop”? Is your mind always busy?  Does it feel like stress is your constant […]

50 Top Tips & Best Ways to use Pinterest for Business

What is pinterest?  Simply put, it’s a virtual, all over the interwebs, ginormous pin board that is even more addictive than Facebook,as if such a thing was possible. As I found out 3.5 weeks ago, after ignoring my invite for 3 months. “Pinterest lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on […]

11 Questions you’re NOT asking that could change your life

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“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain. When Jayson Krause’s best friend died of cancer in September 2005, he realised that […]

75 Most Empowering, Inspirational Quotes for Sassy, Kickass Women

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For the kickass women of the world. Those that are, and those that are growing up to be. The daughters. The mothers. The sisters. The fribblings – friends like siblings. The wives. The girlfriends. The aunts. The nieces. The grand-somethings. The young uns. The teens. The women in your life. Who love, lose, cry. Laugh, heal, thrive. Nurture. […]

300. Reasons to be happy. Things to love about your life. NOW.

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One evening, a Cherokee elder told his grandson about the battle that goes on inside people’s heads. Pic credit: http://www.fineartamerica.com He said, “My son, the battle is between the two ‘wolves’ that live inside us all. One is unhappiness. It is fear, worry, anger, jealousy, sorrow, self-pity, resentment, and inferiority. The other is happiness. It […]

75 of the BEST, Most Inspirational Kickass Quotes on Life, Love, Happiness, Change & Growth.

Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. George Bernard Shaw.

I share inspiring quotes at the Your Life YOUR Way facebook page  (click the link to join) and have collected 75 of the best kickass inspirational quotes on life, love, happiness, change & growth that I’ve found. Bookmark this post & visit anytime for inspiration! ps: I’ve spent hours creating this post, looking for the right images/sources but if you […]

5 Ways to Quit the Confusion & Find Your Passion

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What are you passionate about? I asked this question in my last post about life, death and passion. Amidst the responses here and in my inbox from people who knew what they loved and wanted, were some who didn’t. I don’t believe there’s a single person on Earth who ISN’T passionate, who didn’t have a […]