Happiness

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I’ve spent my whole life striving for things, always living each moment of my life as though it was a means to some sort of illusive end. An end that I naively believed would inevitably bring me everything I thought … Continue reading

I Got An Award!!

Today is a very happy day! I logged into my blog to see that I have been awarded the Liebster Award by Healthy Life Counseling! The Liebster Award is given to new bloggers, those with less than 200 followers, and nominations … Continue reading

Ten Steps Towards Self-Esteem

Many people consider confidence to go hand and hand with self-esteem. However, that isn’t entirely true. The difference between the two is that confidence is a quality that generally appears externally, while self-esteem is a quality that appears internally and manifests itself externally … Continue reading

The Power of Vulnerability

The following short story is one that I was asked to write for an assignment in one of my Social Work classes. We were asked to schedule and attend an appointment with a therapist in order to “Walk A Mile” … Continue reading

Conversations With God.

The following is an excerpt from Neale Walsch’s book Conversations With God, a must read for all of those who are searching for answers or inspiration!

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“Be a light unto the world, and hurt it not. Seek to build not destroy. Bring My people home.

How?

By your shining example. Seek only Godliness. Speak only in truthfulness. Act only in love.
Live the Law of Love now and forever more. Give everything require nothing.
Avoid the mundane.
Do not accept the unacceptable.
Teach all who seek to learn of Me.
Make every moment of your life an outpouring of love.
Use every moment to think the highest thought, say the highest word, do the highest deed. In this, glorify your Holy Self, and thus too, glorify Me.
Bring peace to the Earth by bringing peace to all those whose lives you touch. Be peace. Feel and express in every moment your Divine Connection with the All, and with every person, place, and thing.
Embrace every circumstance, own every fault, share every joy, contemplate every mystery, walk in every man’s shoes, forgive every offense (including your own), heal every heart, honor every person’s truth, adore every person’s God, protect every person’s rights, preserve every person’s dignity, promote every person’s interests, provide every person’s needs, presume every person’s holiness, present every person’s greatest gifts, produce every person’s blessing, pronounce every person’s future secure in the assured love of God.
Be a living, breathing example of the Highest Truth that resides within you. Speak humbly of yourself, lest someone mistake your Highest Truth for boast. Speak softly, lest someone think you are merely calling for attention. Speak gently, that all might know of Love. Speak openly, lest someone think you have something to hide. Speak candidly, so you cannot be mistaken. Speak often, so that your word may truly go forth. Speak respectfully, that no one be dishonored. Speak lovingly, that every syllable may heal. Speak of Me with every utterance. Make of your life a gift. Remember always, you are the gift!
Be a gift to everyone who enters your life, and to everyone whose life you enter. Be careful not to enter another’s life if you cannot be a gift. (You can always be a gift, because you always are the gift—yet sometimes you don’t let yourself know that.) When someone enters your life unexpectedly, look for the gift that person has come to receive from you…I HAVE SENT YOU NOTHING BUT ANGELS.”

 

New Year, New You?

The mark of a New Year always offers us an opportunity to change, but many question whether or not change is really possible. The pessimist might wonder whether or not someone is even capable of cultivating a permanent change within … Continue reading

Change & Transition.

There are pivotal moments in all of our lives that seem to stop us dead in our tracks and question the direction in front of us. For some, we may wonder whether or not we are heading in the right … Continue reading