Ten Steps To a Better You

Just the other day someone sent me an email thanking me for a Blog post that had resonated with them. I was about to send a brief reply with well wishes when I realised there was more to the message.

“Can you recommend ways in which I can better myself?”

“Boy,” I thought, “This is a tough one given that I don’t know the person concerned from a bar of soap!”

My mischievous nature felt inclined to respond: “Read a further nine blog posts” but then I reasoned that this person might not appreciate my taste in humour.

Then I thought: “If I’m going to invest the time to respond with something meaningful I may as well leverage that investment by creating a Blog post!”

So, dear readers, let me share my reply … Ten steps to a better you.

“I think life gives you lemons, and the thing that I’m working on doing is not watering it down, not putting sugar in it. Just drink it straight. The more you can take life head on… it’s gonna make you a better person, and then you have nothing left to be afraid of. And what an awesome way to live. “

– Cam (American musician)

Ten steps to a better you

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A Letter of Thanks

The power of living with gratitude is something stressed by most, if not all of the world’s top self-development professionals.

They say it plays a vital role in the development of an abundance mentality, or a mindset that allows and encourages the flow of positive vibrations and energy that ultimately helps one to attract and manifest a richer and more rewarding life.

But those who have fallen on hard times or been beset with tough life challenges may be forgiven for holding a degree of scepticism about what these mostly very successful and wealthy gurus have to say.

“It’s alright for them,” you can hear these types mutter, “Practising gratitude comes naturally when you have it all already.”

So do we have a classic chicken and egg conundrum here?

“Be grateful … It’s the only totally reliable get-rich-quick scheme.”

– Ben Stein

Thank you letter

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The Power Within You

I’ve heard it said so many times … “life is tough”, “life is an uphill battle”, “life is such a struggle”.

Why is it that so many people feel aggrieved about the quality of their life? Surely that’s not how life on earth was intended to be?

What’s going on here?

If you are someone who is finding life to be a daily grind, or you know of someone who feels that way then I would like to offer you some thoughts on how to come to terms with and deal with this debilitating feeling.

“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.”

– Marcus Aurelius

The power within you

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The Gift

Life is a Gift … That’s why it is called The Present!

As we journey along the path of Life, are we treading on shimmering rose quartz or sharp stones? As we go along, are we gathering “the more” that our Egos are desperate to find and hold onto? “When I get there …”

Or, perhaps we are aware of our Heart Song. Content and at Peace, remembering that our Point of Power is to be found … in the Present moment.

Is this The Gift?

The gift

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15 Stress Busters

Do we live in the most stressful time ever?

It was widely predicted in the 1960s that, within forty to fifty years, advances in technology would leave us with more time to ourselves, more time for recreational activities and leisure pursuits …  and far less stress.

Reportedly, it is at least twice as stressful to live in the  21st century as it was in the 1960s!

Sadly, although there are many examples of technology having helped to automate menial activity and free up time, advances in communications technology, in particular, have robbed us of those gains by blurring the boundaries between work and home life and rendering us constantly accessible to others.

“If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.”

– Mary Engelbreit

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