10 Simple Things I Am Thankful For

“If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.” ~Meister Eckhart

This is a good time to think about what you’re thankful for.

I’ve been thinking about it this morning, knowing it’s Thanksgiving week. Of course family and friends top the list. And my health. And my home. I’m sure these top your list as well.

This morning I pondered some very simple things I’m thankful for, things that make a small but profound difference in my daily life. Perhaps this will inspire you to lift your head from whatever you’re doing to consider these small things for yourself.

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Why Introverts Might Rule The World

“In a gentle way, you can shake the world.” ~Mahatma Gandhi

Just over a year ago, I heard author Susan Cain speak at the World Domination Summit in Portland, Oregon.

She had recently published her book, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, and was discussing how introverts operate in a world that favors extroversion and why the internally-driven should be more highly-valued in society and the workplace.

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6 Steps To Untangle Reality And Perception

We often confuse perception with reality.

That is, we mistake how we understand things for the way that they really are.  Our thoughts and feelings seem real to us, so we conclude that they must be true.

But what if they weren’t – including even our most deeply held ideas and beliefs about ourselves, about others and the world?

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Self-Awareness: What Is It And Why Do You Need To Seek It ?

“Awareness is the greatest agent for change.” ~Eckhart Tolle

Self-awareness is one of those terms you hear thrown around a lot in the personal development world.

It’s a phrase you sorta, kinda understand. But if someone asked you to define it or describe how YOU are self-aware, it might be hard to put into words. “I am self-aware because . . .” Can you fill in the blank?

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10 Ways You Might Be Driving People Away In Conversation

“Conversation should be pleasant without scurrility, witty without affectation, free without indecency, learned without conceitedness, novel without falsehood.” ~William Shakespeare

I sometimes wonder if conversation is a dying art.

It saddens me that people would rather converse by text or email rather than pick up the phone or talk in person.

Don’t get me wrong, I use text and email too. Plenty.

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The Secret Life of the Self-Empowered

Self-Empowerment

Have you ever been excluded from something?

A club or team? Or maybe the life of the rich, beautiful, skinny, or successful?

You feel like an outsider with your nose pressed up against the window, looking at all of the sparkly fun inside that you don’t get to experience.

That feeling of being left out, excluded, not part of the real fun, is one of the loneliest feelings in the world. What is it that they’ve got that you don’t? What is it that you are missing that holds you back?

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A Life Cleanse: Purge Yourself of a Toxic Mindset

“Cleanse your emotions, passions, impulses, attitudes, and reactions. That is the essence of spiritual discipline as laid down in all faiths.” ~Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared on my friend Katie Tallo’s blog, Momentum Gathering. Katie has just launched The 7-Week Life Cleanse, her beautiful new eBook. Click here to view more details

When you read the word “cleanse,” what comes to mind first? If we were playing a word association game, would the word “colon” pop right up? It does for me, but maybe I’m full of it.

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