Just in Case

I came across this image today, and I promptly shared it everywhere.  I think we should all read it to yourselves or say it to ourselves every morning. In case you forgot to remind yourself this morning...your butt is perfect. Your smile lights up the room. Your mind is insanely cool. You are way more than enough, and you are doing an amazing job at life. I know I've blogged about this before, but we are our own worst enemy.  Seriously!  I don't know about you, but I wouldn't talk to my worst enemy the way I talk to myself.  My internal monologues are filled with disgust about myself, my life, my eating habits, my laziness, basically, my everything.  Let's just take eating habits for a second.  Yeah, my eating habits are not the greatest, but neither are the eating habits of a lot of other people.  There will be times when we'll be pigging out on junk food and someone will comment on how bad they are eating or how much weight they need to lose.   To them I will say supportive things. "It's okay to take a break from eating healthy," or "Splurge today and get right back…

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10 Wealth Affirmations to Attract Riches Into Your Life

This is not my article - I found it tonight and I want to share it with you...I'm posting a snippit of it and a link to the website...It's amazing and powerful and I hope you'll all read it. Affirmations can have positive impact on your life. There are several types of positive affirmations and the most popular ones are wealth affirmations. Wealth affirmations can improve our beliefs about money and the accumulation of wealth. They make us concentrate our attentions, thoughts and ideas toward attracting wealth and abundance into our lives. You can read the rest of the article here

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What Follows YOUR I Am?

I just read an amazing article at YourTango.com - here is a brief snippit of it and a link to the complete article - it's really good, I suggest you check it out, and more importantly - change your I Am statements. Whatever Follows Your "I AM" Is What You Attract Into Your Life by RJ Banks It's all about the law of attraction. Do any of these statements sound familiar? "I'm so broke." "I'm so tired." "I'm so stupid," And the list goes on... Whether you know it or not, or like it or not, you're reciting affirmations for your subconscious mind to program your beliefs about yourself and your life. Unfortunately, negative affirmations are just as effective in our lives as positive affirmations.......  Continue reading HERE

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Walk the Walk and Talk the Talk

Start by doing what's necessary, then what's possible and suddenly you are doing the impossible.~ St. Francis of Assisi I was going to blog about this quote, because honestly, it's a great quote.  If you break the impossible down into smaller chunks and start with what you can do, you'll find that the impossible becomes possible. That's what I WAS going to blog about, but instead I'm going to talk about life.  Life and how it seems so incredibly overwhelming and how incredibly difficult it can be to remain positive when you're faced with the everyday frustrations that seem to crop up with annoying regularity. I'm going through such a period right now, and if I'm not going to talk the talk and walk the walk, how can I, in good conscience, expect others to do it?  I actually posted on my personal twitter acount that i was jumping off the positivity train and and climbing on the life sucks bus.  This is NOT the attitude of a positive person by any stretch of the imagination.  I'd like to say it was a momentary aberration, but the mood has persisted for a couple of days. This is where the opportunity…

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The Lie About Positive Thinking – Chris Cade

by Chris Cade You've heard it all before... "Think more positively and you'll get what you want. Visualize, affirm, and manifestation will happen effortlessly. Oh and be sure to overcome those pesky limiting beliefs! Affirmations, gratitude, and positive thinking will cover that one for you. Life is easy if you just think positively enough!" I have one word to say about that kind of positive thinking... LIE. Delusional. Misleading. Uninformed. Detrimental. Okay, so by the time my subconscious was done ranting I discovered I had more than just one word. :) That's not to say positive thinking is bad. It's fundamentally important to living a happy, fulfilled, engaged life. However, the lie and myth is that positive thinking is all that's needed. The reality is that we have difficult and painful emotions for a reason. They arise out of a self-protective compassionate need to SERVE our selves more effectively. Like physical pain, emotional pain is a compass that helps us see when things aren't quite working right inside ourselves. When we ignore physical pain or mask it over with overmedication, our body degenerates and ultimately finds more pain (not less). The same is true when we use Positive Thinking as a form of "overmedication"…

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What is Helplessness – Chris Cade

Chris Cade Nobody likes to feel helpless. It is probably most frequently avoided human emotion. People push themselves beyond their limits as well as fall into deep depression just to avoid feeling helpless. The thing about it is this... Helplessness, like all other difficult emotions, is a gateway to deeper wisdom and greater inner freedom. Sure it may not seem like that. After all, we try to avoid it! But it's only when we stop avoiding our feelings of helplessness that we can discover those inner gifts contained within. Here's how I define (REFRAME) helplessness: "Helplessness is a sign that your Inner Critic believes you 'should' do more than the Universe needs you to do in a particular situation." Your Partner In Transformation, Chris Cade Liberate Your Life P.S. I thought about explaining the idea above, but I decided not to. Instead, I figure it's best to let you explore it for yourself... even if part of that exploration includes the possibility that you might feel helpless. If you would like to take the next step with Chris, sign up sign up for his Free "Getting Things Changed" 7-part mini-program that exposes the inner and outer obstacles conspiring against your best efforts…

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One Step Backward. Two Steps Forward – Chris Cade

by Chris Cade "There actually are great spiritual secrets. They exist. The thing about spiritual secrets is that you can tell them openly. Because the ability to understand something and then the power to integrate into your life are two very different things." - Guy Finley As people on the path of conscious living, we almost always have a gap between what we know and how we live. That's not a bad thing. It's just that living 100% of what we believe to be true is difficult because there's so many subconscious barriers to doing it. We might live 75% of what we know on one day. Then life challenges shift us closer to 50%. Then we do some inner work, and it bounces up to 80%. And this process continues. This kind of "two steps forward one step back" is fundamental on the path of conscious living. On one hand, we can punish ourselves emotionally for not doing what we "know" is right. That's the Inner Critic taking its hold on us. Telling us we "know better" and "should do better." On the other hand, we can accept our humanity and recognize that each step "back" is an opportunity to…

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Choosing to Change – Chris Cade

Last week, I had a dream in which I was driving on a road near the ocean. There was a person who wouldn't let me pass, and I clearly understood that there was a conspiracy of sorts. After handing this person a little bit of pocket change (kind of like this week's "Inspirational Video of the Week"), I was allowed to pass. Then I woke up in the room that I grew up in as a child. It was the middle of the night, and I put some change down on the nightstand next to me. That's when I realized I was still dreaming, and the conspiracy dream that I previously had was a "dream within a dream." I fell back to sleep ~ that is to say ~ I fell asleep back into a "dream within a dream." This time I was in a supermarket. The shelf next to me had some empty space, and I put some pocket change down there as well. As I walked down the aisle, I asked myself a question inside my head: "What don't I know about this world?" Immediately, the entire world shook violently. Bigger than the biggest earthquakes in history. I…

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Being Stuck

I don't know if you've noticed a lack of blog posts this week.  There are several reasons for that.  I've been very busy with the start of the new school year,I've been sick,  and I've also been a bit down. I know, I know, I'm all about thinking positive, and lifting yourself up when your down.  I have tons of different strategies to help lift my mood.  I did them - and they helped - to an extent.  But when my mood didn't lift as much as i would like, I realized it was time for some deeper soul searching.  So search I did.  I didn't necessarily like the results of my search, but that's another story. I think, deep down, I knew it was time to make some changes in my life.  Changes that I didn't necessarily want to make, and changes that quite frankly scared me - hence the down in the dumps.  :) Why am I telling you this?  To help you realize that sometimes there are down times, and they usually happen for a reason.  So when you hit one of those down in the dumps times in your life, do your best to get yourself…

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Positivity in the Grocery Store

I really need to share this with all of you.  Last night, I was in the grocery store, and I was NOT happy about it.  It was late, and I had been ready for bed when I realized that there was not enough milk for morning.  Plus, I wanted nothing more than to go upstairs and watch Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals.  But I'm a mum, and so I did what I had to do, which was getting dressed and driving to the store. The Bruins scored a goal on my way to the store, so my mood had improved somewhat, but yeah, i was still quite cranky.  I was going through the self scan checkout when a gentleman went into the next checkout and I heard the cashier ask "How are you tonight?"  Her question was typical, his response,  was not only untypical, it rocked me to my very core.  "I'm excellent!" he replied.  "And why not, because the alternative isn't worth it!" The alternative isn't worth it.....being unexcellent, being in a bad mood, being miserable and unhappy.  It...just...isn't....worth....it.  Talk about a wake up call, and a swift boot in the pants all at once.  Why was…

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