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How Self-Consciousness May Be Helping or Hurting You

We all have a certain amount of self-consciousness, but whether you are tapping into yours in a healthy way or not is something worth examining if you want to be genuinely happy. When we think of self-consciousness, we usually think of the awkward teenage phase when we felt like everything we said, or did, or wore, was under the judging eyes and ears of everyone else. Self-consciousness lessens as we get older. Maybe we’ve learned to be more comfortable being seen and heard over the decades. Maybe we’ve trained ourselves…

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Putting the law of attraction to the test

Putting the law of attraction to the test and finding out what’s to gain. Imagine if whatever you gave your energy and attention to would come back around to you. It’s not complicated nor is it magic and maybe it’s time you tested it out. You’ve probably heard of the law of attraction. Simply put, the law of attraction is the idea that we bring into our lives that which we focus on. The law of attraction became super popular after the book, The Secret by Rhonda Byrne, was published…

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Handling Emotional Triggers

We all have triggers that set us off and can throw us into an energy draining negativity tailspin. The key to stopping the spin is understanding why we feel so emotionally charged by those triggers and how to stay in our emotional power and remain more neutral. What are emotional triggers? Emotional triggers are those hyper-sensitive over-reactive sore spots within you that get set off by the words, gestures, or actions of others. Your triggers can cause intense, unwanted negative reactions and emotions that drain your energy and leave you…

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How to Reach Personal Goals – It Requires Change

How to Reach Personal Goals Determining how we’re going to get the results we want almost always requires that we change something. You know the saying, same methods, same results. If you don’t step forward, you will always be in the same place. That stands true for most everything we do. Whether we are looking to make changes in our personal life or health (like me needing to lower my cholesterol) or to increasing our income; or maybe we’ve got our eye on making a broader difference taking a stand…

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Why Forgiveness Is Important in Life

Why forgiveness is important in life We’ve all been hurt by the words or actions of others and/or felt the sting of remorse over our own choices. These hurts often leave us with lasting and festering wounds. Wounds that ooze feelings of bitterness and anger and that keep us feeling trapped, powerless and down. Not that we should ignore or dismiss on-going abusive behavior from ourselves or others, but more that we should figure out how not to let our potential for joy get swallowed up by past hurts or…

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Feeling Emotionally Stuck | Tips to Break out of that Rut

Feeling emotionally stuck? Here are some tips to bust through the rut. You tell yourself you can’t do this and you can’t do that. You build an invisible wall between what your heart dreams of and what your mind says you can have. You feel stuck and in a rut, but what is really going on? Let’s get real. You know the saying, where there’s a will, there’s a way. But first, let’s be honest about how we are feeling. I don’t know about you, but I find the older…

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