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How to Reduce Negative Thoughts and Energy | 3 Ways to Protect Your Positive Vibes

Learning to protect your positive vibes and avoid the drag down is essential to positive thinking and living a positive life. What are vibes? Relax. There’s nothing kooky or new-agey about it. Your vibe is your general energy, your mood, how you think and feel in any given moment, and how you react to the people and circumstances around you. Your vibe or your energy (interchangeable terms for this topic) can vary greatly. For example, your energy can instantly shoot from peaceful and calm to full-out anxiety and stress in…

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How to Reach Your Goals and Dreams | Follow These Four Actions

How to Reach Your Goals and Dreams Actions to Put You on the Path to Success All dreams and goals start as a seed. That little seed of a thought in your mind that you feel drawn and determined to set out to accomplish. Goals are personal and can be of any kind or size. Maybe you’d like to get in shape and improve your health, or learn a new language, or clear out the clutter in your home, improve your finances, or maybe start a new business. Whatever the…

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How to Break Old Patterns that Prevent Growth

Are your habits keeping you stuck? Having a hard time figuring out how to make changes in your life that will lead to personal growth and to getting you moving forward taking steps toward your goals? Whether it’s your health, work, relationships, eating, or any other habits in your life keeping you stuck, there are ways to break old patterns and get momentum going in a positive direction. Taking time to be mindful and thereby taking notice and thinking about your patterns before you react is key to setting yourself…

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Challenge Yourself to Find the Bright Side

How can we find the bright side if we don’t feel in control of where we’re going? Every shift in our lives is just a season. Nothing is permanent. Change is the constant. I’ve referred to our journey as “the evolution of you” in previous blog posts and I think it’s good way to think about life, especially midlife. We are ever-evolving. And we are never too old to grow. Some of the turns in our evolution are difficult and painful, but when we come out on the other side…

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Self Confidence Body Issues | Who Would We Be If Mirrors Didn’t Exist?

Self Confidence and Body Issues Who would we be if mirrors didn’t exist? We would prefer it weren’t so, but so much of our self-described identity is wrapped up around how we perceive the way we look. I don’t mean how we look in an is-there-a-stain-on-my-shirt sense, but on a deeper, more profound self-worth level. Who would you be if you had never seen your reflection in a mirror? How much has your reflection shaped who you are and how you feel about your value and power in this world?…

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aging parents, midlife, personal growth

Does Positive Thinking Really Help? Learn How to Use Perspective to Find Gratitude

Does Positive Thinking Really Help? Yes! Learn How Perspective Can Lead to Gratitude and Positive Thinking You know you should feel grateful, but you feel bummed, disappointed and even angry that your day is not going as you planned, or your car needs a new transmission. If we look for them, we can find so many reasons that our day, our life, even our world, is disappointing. It takes more effort to look for the upside, but it’s so well worth it. Are you breathing… If you know me, you…

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