Category courageous living

Have you been rejected?

Are You Accepted/Rejected? We hold a status in society – married or divorced, stay-at-home mom or working mom, white collar or blue collar, successful or on welfare, home owner or homeless, physically fit or disabled, black or white. If you’ve ever changed from one status to another you may know the sting of judgment that […]

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3 Needs for Genuine Lasting Love

Courage is required for a genuine and lasting love relationship. You make yourself vulnerable. You open yourself and share your secrets.It takes time to know if a person respects you. You will be more likely to do this if you first respect yourself. Out of self-respect you can create a respectful relationship.

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4Guiding Points from The Road Less Traveled

In the first section Peck addresses “discipline.” He states, “Discipline is the basic set of tools we require to solve life’s problems.” He encourages us to:

Delay gratification
Accept responsibility
Be dedicated to truth
Prioritize different requirements in our lives.

How to Find Your Joy by Changing Your Story

We all have a story, how we perceive our lives, our experiences. It is what you tell others about your life. It is how you see your life. It’s your angle or “take” on how things have played out for you.

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Why Identifying Strengths Makes Sense

Concentrating on your strengths will bring power into everything you do. Most of us do not know what our strengths are

Quote-Do not let your fears choose your destiny.

3 Steps to Turn Fear Into Fantastic

Turn Fears into Fantastic A One Minute Audio: What (or who) are you afraid of? All of us have fears. Fear in the extreme can be paralyzing. It can cause us to limit how we interact with people and with situations. It can prevade our lives.  Facing our fear is a valuable life skill. A […]

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3 Traits of Highly Empowered Women and How They Will Help You Too

Traits of Empowered Women An empowered woman knows her strengths and how to exercise them. She believes in the power of her strengths. She works hard and remains focused. Know Your Strengths Empowered women know themselves well. They are aware of both their strong traits and their personal weaknesses or challenges. Empowered women use their […]

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How well do you know yourself?

Know Yourself There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one’s self.” -Benjamin Franklin  Seems simple, right? You look in the mirror everyday and you recognize your face. You think you know yourself. I think that self-awareness is a spiritual process and often takes a lifetime. Some will tell you that […]

Aristotle quote - We are what we repeatedly do. Success is not an action but a habit.

Habits Empower You

Habits Have Power I’m trying to create a few new habits. At my age (no, not telling you) it is no easy task. Benjamin Franklin was spot on when he said, “It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them.” Have you considered changing a habit? You probably know what it is you […]

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How to Set Priorities

Have you set priorities in your life? We have more choices today than women did when my mother was young, for example. When I was in college young ladies generally majored in nursing, teaching, or something in the secretarial field. Now we have so many choices it can be confusing. The definition of a priority […]