What’s Your Story?

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I’ve been thinking a lot about stories recently, not just because one of my primary interests is writing stories, but also because we each have stories that we tell ourselves about our place in the world and the possibilities that lay before us. What do I mean by a story exactly? I don’t mean a book that someone read to you as a child. The Velveteen Rabbit and Green Eggs and Ham have nothing to do with this. Instead I’m talking about the beliefs you have about yourself. I’m talking about the things that you tell yourself again and again. [Read more…]

How to Break Through Limiting Beliefs

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Who is stopping you from living your dreams? It’s easy to put the blame off onto someone else, but if you take an honest look at your situation you’ll find that the answer is you. That’s right, I said it.  You are stopping yourself. You’ve convinced yourself that you can’t do this or that based on preconceived ideas about what is possible.  You might have gotten these ideas from what others in society have told you. You might have gotten them from experiences you’ve had in the past. Wherever they came from you have to understand that they aren’t necessarily true. [Read more…]

Learn to Love Yourself

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I’m sure you’ve heard of the Golden Rule. Most of us had. In case you’ve been living under a rock and haven’t heard it, I’ll tell you what it is … “Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.” Basically, it’s treat others the way you want to be treated. That’s a simple idea, right? It makes sense. [Read more…]

Confronting Your Fears Will Help You Feel More Alive … Just Saying

What have you done to step outside of your comfort zone recently? It is far too easy for us to get too comfortable, even lazy. We tend to think I can pay my bills, I like my work, my family is perfectly acceptable, I have a year’s worth of Fruit Loops in the cupboard, and all is good. Then we sit back on our laurels and relax. Relaxing is good. I’m all for relaxing, but when you get too relaxed you stop growing. [Read more…]