By: Gail Stone.
"A human being can alter their life by altering their attitude" -William Joyce
Do you know how powerful that concept is? Do you realize how powerful you are? How are you going to use the power that you possess? We really can create our own reality by the way we think.
I recall once reading "Only 10% of what one perceives as a problem/challenge is reality. The other 90% is your attitude about the situation and what you project onto it." Accepting that their is merit in this thinking process, there is a profound, mental tool that you can use to adjust your attitude. You can shift into another attitude, much like you would shift into another car gear, but this does not come with ease. It takes courage and determination to shift to another, more resourceful/positive, way of thinking and addressing your challenge(s). It's up to you and your attitude. That skill to shift will drive you towards a solution to a problem at hand. When necessary to stay the course, master this skill of shifting your attitude, in order to overcome your current challenge towards achieving your goal(s).
Rhonda Byrne was the creator/author of the book, The Secret. After she appeared on the Oprah Show in 2007, The Secret catapulted to #1 on The Best Seller List, and remained the top 10 for two years. The Secret is based on the concept that your thoughts determine who and what you attract in your life. I strongly recommend purchasing the DVD so you can hear stories from more than 15 international leaders on how they used The Secret in their lives and how it resulted in great success!
If you project negative energy out into the universe, that is what you will attract and it will come full circle, all the way back to you. On the other hand, if you project positive energy, that too, will come back to you. I suggest you try it and see on a continuous basis. You see, each of us has our own "magic genie" within us. If you take a positive approach and think you are an intelligent person who can figure out how to resolve your issues, your inner genie will respond and encourage this mindset. Conversely, if you think negatively, as will your genie. So think positively!
Consider what you think about and the choices you make and how that impacts your life. The power of choice is key! What type of things, thoughts and people does that mindset attract? What kind of attitude are you going to carry with you into 2015? I suggest you leave the baggage behind...it will save you a lot more than money at the airport.
Create a new reality for yourself in the New Year - and you can do that! Isn't that exciting!?
Happy New Year!
Summer and the heat zap the body and our energy. While those warm days lull us outdoors and into pools or the beach, the heat can easily be too much to handle. But there are more things to do when the mercury blasts upward than just swimming or lounging by the water. And, sometimes, even those waves or the pool’s clear waters don’t always feel great when the heat and the humidity are in full force.
The secret to enjoying the summer means knowing when to head indoors…and when to venture out. The hottest times—and most dangerous for the sun’s rays—occur from about 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Beat the heat, and plan your outdoor activities around the peak sun hours.
Enjoy summer inside and out with a few summer suggestions:
Curious, I asked her what she meant. Did she have a new rock garden in her back yard? Has she been collecting some of the local semi-precious stones around Guatemala?
“No, nothing like that… Ever since Mom died my brother, his wife and I haven’t been getting along. They are sure that Mom squirreled away a fortune and they are spending theirs trying to find it. I’ve told them that there IS no fortune, but they are convinced and they think I am lying to cover up.
“So… these are the stones I carry around in my basket right now..."
By Susan "Honey" Good
In the English language, there are some things there are just not words for. Do you know what I mean, dear readers?
The feeling you get when you hold your first grandchild. A word to describe how excitement begins in the pit of your belly and bubbles up through your lungs before flinging itself out of your mouth as a gasp. Or, a word to describe the jittery feeling as you talk to someone you fancy? There are no words... or are there?
I so enjoyed this article that I recently happened upon, and so I had to share with you.
Words are so powerful.
There is a "trend" right now of quotes adorning everything from t-shirts to mugs to home decor to purses... and I love it!
What better way to keep oneself inspired than by surrounding yourself at home, work and play with words that move you, words that motivate you and words that matter.
Because words, even when we select the wrong ones, really make a difference. Just a friendly reminder to choose wisely, dear readers.
By Susan "Honey" Good
My life is a whirlwind. Is yours? I bet it is! Better yet, I hope it is... better for our lives to be too full than lacking, right?
And yet, I typically try to find time for me. It's imperative that each of us take the time to renew, to refill our vessels. For me, that might mean a long walk with Orchid or time spent well-wasted with girlfriends, or my best "girlfriend," Shelly, my ultimate concierge.
Go on your Facebook feed and you’ll be hard pressed not to find selfies of people flexing at the gym or sunbathing in a bikini. Sprinkled in are ads for skin creams, weight management shakes, hair restoration, cosmetic procedures and butt lifting yoga pants. Thanks to smartphones and selfie culture we are all online being bombarded and obsessing over physical appearance, especially our own. Dr. Sanam Hafeez a NYC based licensed clinical psychologist, teaching faculty member at the prestigious Columbia University Teacher’s College and the founder and Clinical Director of Comprehensive Consultation Psychological Services, says it is time to lighten up. Below are some common obsessive thoughts and actions on physical appearance and what to do about them.
By Susan "Honey" Good
I am not my mother. Although, I do admire her. I adore her. She is my hero.
But, nonetheless, I am not her. And life for me, after 50, is much different than life for her was after 50.
My mother may have done a million things that she didn't do... if times were different. Which is not to say that my mother did not embrace life. She did! However, the opportunities we have are different than the opportunities she had.
Today, I am celebrating how far we've come and how lucky we are that life after 50 today is very different than it was decades ago.