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The Definition of Success: A New Perspective

Does success mean having more and more? Does it mean owning bigger and better? In reality, success is your perception of what you think you want or need. It is your description of what you can attain out of life.

Success is different for everyone. Some people equate success with happiness; others relate it to things they have and still others associate it with acknowledgment and fame.

Success is often determined by what you have done or achieved and how much contentment, peace of mind and happiness it has brought to you.

Most people do not know what their heart truly wants and that is why it is so difficult feel successful.… CONTINUE READING

How to Be Happy, Really! podcast

Are you worrying about tomorrow and forgetting to live for today?

The trouble with projecting too far in the future is that today never looks good enough because you’re always waiting for something better to come along.

How long are you going to wait for life to be just right?

While you’re waiting to be happy, you’re depriving yourself of living right now. Each moment of each day, life is renewing itself, bringing with it exciting beginnings.

When you realize that your life is perfect, right now, your awareness increases and each present moment becomes a gift of time to live fully and completely.… CONTINUE READING

Smoking: Are You a Quitter?

Would you like to join the millions of people who have kicked the habit? If the thought of adding stress, sadness, weight gain and cravings to your plate is not an idea you want to entertain, you’re not alone. After all, it’s not easy giving up something that has been an integral part of your life for many years, offering comfort and pleasure. But it is possible.

You must stop smoking. Why? You know the reasons. Fear is a powerful motivator, but don’t wait to hear you have cancer before you commit to making this change.photo

Once you’re ready and make the decision to throw away your cigarettes, this is what you’ll experience:

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Don’t Sell Yourself Short: Reach for the Stars!

Don’t sell yourself short. Even as a boomer, you can still be and do anything you set your mind to do. How do I know? Because I believe that anything is possible if you have enough determination and a strong vision.

You’ve lived long enough to know what you want, but probably you doubt that you can ever achieve it. It is this doubt that “expands” and grows into your most dominant thought. It winds up becoming stronger and bigger than your actual desire. When that happens you are basically creating more of what you don’t want and less of what you do want.… CONTINUE READING

Building Bridges at Home

If you were asked what the hardest thing about being a parent is, what would you say? Would it be that your cute little girl, who never left your side, suddenly became an independent women, no longer “needing” your attention? Or that your son doesn’t realize you have feelings, too, and that his disrespect and obnoxious behavior hurts you immensely?
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As parents, we want our children, whether they’re teens or young adults, to understand that we always want the best for them and that sometimes we make mistakes. We want them to know that occasionally we forget what we have told them, but we didn’t do it intentionally to hurt them.… CONTINUE READING