A neighbor's daughter is going off to college. She's excited, yet understandably insecure. This is, after all, new and uncharted territory with exposure to buildings and people too numerous to count. And when you live on campus you have the added issue of absorbing completely new living quarters, most likely shared with a roommate who is a virtual stranger to you. It is a lot of energy to deal with before even getting started in your first class.
A couple of months ago, I attended a Meetup for Life Coaches at a coffee shop in Chicago and somehow left my wallet at the counter when I paid for my drink. I did not notice my wallet was missing until five hours later, by which time I was back home.
Here's how the life coach begins each day with such positivity.
Research shows that 70% of self-talk is negative or self-critical. These kinds of thought patterns can be altered to infuse more positive energy into your head and break the habit of negativity. Here are some positive affirmations to repeat, when you feel a wave of negativity coming on.
What do you do when other people's negativity conflicts with what you believe to be good for your life? After all, your choices are the life-blood of who you are. Here are five ways to give you a confidence boost when you are feeling doubt or too much negativity:
A vital yet intangible element of all healthy and well-performing workplaces is the presence of good karma or, if you prefer, positive energy.
I'm a happy person. I like life. And yes, I have suffered and known horrors that are so beyond the beyond that I too could shun all variation of happy thoughts. But right now, my mind works, my body's not failing me and I'm doing OK -- so I make a conscious decision to see things in a positive way.
Weddings represent a major life event that, along with the inherent joy, can bring out the dark side of even your closest, most loving friends and relatives.
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Every morning, she would gather us all around and she would heat up the freshly milked pot from the home cows.
After bumping into countless individuals at a local mall who were so consumed with their digital devices that they didn't bother to look up, Tex Allen was beyond frustrated by the state of disconnection in our world.
Sunday's event in Paris in response to this reality was incredible and unprecedented: millions of people coming together in the name of unity. Perhaps its most important aspect was to show us that our world leaders can indeed walk hand-in-hand together in common cause.
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Performing random acts of kindness makes you an example of what is possible. You become an inspiration, opening the awareness of others to their own potential. Most of us want our lives to inspire love in others.
When there is still war in your blood, you need to take it outside, discharge your cannons elsewhere. There is nothing to be gained from launching negative attacks on your ex. Nothing.
Pick up some healthy snacks at the store. Stock your fridge, cupboards and office drawers at home and throw a few in your computer bag for travel or office drawers. The next time you feel yourself headed toward hangry, reach for a snack, and feel the positive energy melt it away.
Though our moods fluctuate naturally, they should never flare up or plummet due to the negative influences of others. We must remember that, ultimately, feeling good begins within us, meaning we have to work hand in hand with our inner emotions to stay balanced.
On a personal level, surrounding yourself with individuals with positive attitudes helps you control your own. Spread yours watch the multiplier effect.
Have you ever visited Kaua'i? Chances are, if you did you saw terrific beaches, not to mention great hotels, world-class golfing and sweet local restaurants. Of course, if you go to Kaua'i for spiritual travel, there's a lot more to see and do than have a Mai Tai and take a Jeep tour.
In three weeks, I will graduate from UCLA. The greatest advice that I have for incoming and current scholars is simple: be fearless. Face your fears. Don't be afraid. Fear will hold you back. Bravery will push you forward.