Monthly Archives: December 2012

How to Stick With Your New Year’s Resolution

Every year the same routine happens: A new year starts and people believe it’s the perfect time to start a new beginning. They make a resolution and within the first couple months, ninety percent of people fail at accomplishing their goals. Here are a few easy ways to stick with your resolution.

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Why Being Generally Grateful is a Bad Idea

Everybody knows that you should be grateful for what you’ve got. We have all heard that we should develop an ‘attitude of gratitude’ but the problem is that we aren’t often told how to do that properly. Because we aren’t told how to, we try to be generally happier with our lot in life, which gives us the tiniest spike of happiness, but it’s often not enough to get us hooked on the gratitude habit.

In light of this, I started to ask myself the questions, why should we feel gratitude? What benefits are there to having a feeling of appreciation for the things that are in our lives?

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Are Limiting Beliefs Blocking Your Financial Flow?

Money doesn’t grow on trees.

Money is the root of all evil.

I need lots of money to make money.

You can’t be rich and spiritual.

There is a limit to how much you can earn.

Money management is too complicated.

If you’ve uttered the above statements chances are you harbor limiting money beliefs in your subconscious. This happened a long time ago when you were at an impressionable developmental stage. Continue reading

How to Stop Fearing Big Changes

Transitions aren’t always easy. But everyone has to face them at one time or another.

I’ve gone through a lot of big changes in my life. Some were bad, some were good. Each time I faced that point of transition when things started to change, I would take a step back, pause for a moment and remind myself that there would be something good waiting for me on the other side of the transition.

It’s that thought of something good waiting for me on the other side that helps so much. That reminder that things will be better makes the big change more palatable.

Something I’ve learned is that the change or transition itself isn’t very frightening. What’s scary is the thought of ending up in a miserable place by the time you get through it. Continue reading

4 Ways to Stay Resilient that I Learned from My Dog

I have never been an easygoing person. Not once has anyone ever described me as laid back. I always assumed it wasn’t in my DNA to be calm and peaceful. When things went wrong, it destroyed me. I had coping skills, but they weren’t effective, unless you consider drowning your sorrows in bottles of wine and pans of brownies healthy. Sad but true, when things didn’t go my way or my expectations weren’t met, I felt desperately inept at holding myself together.
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Can’t Keep Up? 4 Ways To End Exhaustion

This morning, I woke up at a record time — 7:30AM. Record early? No, record for being so late! Every morning, I wake up at 6AM, usually before my alarm even has a chance to sound. I wake up rested and … Continue reading