Happiness is a choice. When you are confronted by challenge and overwhelm how are you going to choose? There will always be some form of stress, worry and anxiety in life. Remember, there is no such thing as a stress free life. The only question is that is the stress managing you or are you managing the stress? Often happiness doesn't even get a chance. We are ready to react with our pre-set responses and miss out on being present and in the moment. Not choosing happiness often takes us away from the things that are most important to us in life.
Happiness is a choice. When you are confronted by challenge and overwhelm how are you going to choose? There will always be some form of stress, worry and anxiety in life. Remember, there is no such thing as a stress free life. The only question is that is the stress managing you or are you managing the stress? Often happiness doesn't even get a chance. We are ready to react with our pre-set responses and miss out on being present and in...
You are always exactly where you are supposed to be.
Think about this statement for a moment. Really take time to let this settle into your mind. You are always exactly where you are supposed to be. What do you think this means?
So many of us live our lives full of self-doubt. We wonder "What could I have done differently?" or "Why haven't I been able to reach my goals yet?" The fact is that many of us allow these self-limiting doubts, doubts brought on by failures or disappointments in our pasts, to ruin our present moments. This is the danger of living in the past.
When we live in the past, we are missing out on the present moment...reality, the here and now. When you really think about it, the past only exists in our minds. Our memory tells us it is there, but we can't go back to that time and place and we can't change our choices or events. When we put it that way, isn't it rather silly to spend so much of our time worrying about what could have, or should have, or would have...
Gale Paige is known as "The Queen" and an expert in targeted networking for business development and success. In this interview we talk about "Extraordinary Relationships - The Secrets To Bullseye Networking That Produces The ROI You Want".
Gale is an Air Force veteran and has faced a number of difficult challenges in her life. She fought through these challenges and consciously created a life for herself and her daughters that is extradordinary. Now Gale shares with us how she mastered the art of networking in order to reach her goals and build the life she truly desired.
The monsoon season in India, like snow days here in DC, would sometimes result in unexpected but always welcome days off from school. My older brother and I, with no plans for the day, no camp, day care or sitter would sit on the edge of our home's balcony stairs waiting for the water to rise as it flooded the streets and the yard all around the house. It was impossible to leave to go to the local arcade or to play with the neighbors kids even. But we found a way of entertaining ourselves.
First we made paper boats, plenty of them. We set our ships to sail on to the muggy waters that were rising around us. Occasionaly sticks, twigs, leaves and even trash like paper and wrappers would flow out from the neighboring open trash cans. We would grab on to a stick or two and begin fishing in the rain, for trash! It was more like catch and release, of course.
One way or another without complaining we found a way to stay busy and occupied making some wonderful memories and having a...
My interview with Dr. Laura Hills, president of The Blue Pencil Institute, was one of the most interesting interviews I have had the pleasure of conducting. Dr. Hills has developed a breakthrough system of teaching professionals how to get more out of their careers while feeling accomplished and rewarded as well. This program, "6D Framework for Career Success" is the key that her clients use to unlock the doors to their amazing futures.
Dr. Hills has reached many unique goals in her distinguished 30 year career, but above all considers herself a teacher. In this interview, Dr. Hills and I discuss the specifics of her 6D Framework, it's origins, and how this system has effected the lives of Dr. Hills' clients over the years. I hope you enjoy this interview and take a moment to check out Dr. Hills' website at http://www.bluepencilinstitute.com .
I had the privilege of interviewing the lovely Jan Fox, 4-Time Emmy Winning journalist at WUSA 9. After 20 years honing her craft, Jan decided to retire, but her fans had other plans. Bowing to their unending requests, Jan began teaching others how to become more powerful public speakers...and Fox Talks was born.
Jan's book entitled "Get Yourself on TV & What to Do When You Get There" helps people get the attention of television producers in order to share their latest book or creative invention. It is available for purchase on her website http://www.foxtalks.com.
Listen as Jan shares the secrets to her success as well as tips on how to improve your speakability.
Pause for Power - Create the Life You Love is a collection of original, life-changing meditations presented by personal transformation coach and meditation teacher Richa Badami.
Richa's soothing voice paired with the relaxing music composed by Jim Cash creates an environment that takes the listener beyond their current surroundings and into a place of inner awareness.
Each meditation is specifically designed to focus on one of three key areas in our lives: gratitude, finding the diamond within ourselves, and embracing the fountain of creativity that dwells inside each of us. Richa gently guides listeners along the path of complete relaxation step by step, so even those new to the practice of meditation will benefit greatly. Using fundamental meditation techniques such as breathing and visualization, Richa takes her listeners on a personal journey towards the discovery of their unique purpose in the Universe and helps them connect with themselves on a deeply profound level.
Ah! Another crisp Monday morning and the girls are back in school. Somehow when the children have a pleasant start to the week and leave for school happy, it just fills my heart with joy. After all it seems like everything we do is for them and when they are happy, it makes us happy. But on the other hand, it's been nine days now since my foot has been hurting after my fall and I am beginning to google "what does a fracture feel like" on my iPhone. I decide that after dropping the girls off at their carpool and my husband off at the airport for a four day trip to Denver, CO (we live near Washington, DC) I might as well get an X-ray, just to be safe!
Within minutes of arriving at the urgent care my right foot was x-rayed and the fracture clear as day in my tarsal or foot bone. Anna, my nice nurse, bandaged the foot and gave me a fifteen second tutorial on how to use my new crutches. Wow! There truly is a first time for everything! It was strongly suggested I go...
She had just turned five a week ago. I look in my rear view mirror and see my daughter buckled in her booster seat stretching her arm as though trying to reach the front of the car and she says, "Can I touch God?"....!!! My first reaction was "Huh, what did you say?" And she asked again, "Can I touch God?"...My daughters have asked me many interesting questions before, but this one, by far, takes the cake.
So, like any parent who doesn't have the answer to their child's question, I asked a new question, "Where do you think God is my darling?". She said, "God is in our heart". "God is in our hearts? That's right! So all we need to do to touch God and be with God is close our eyes and find him within us, right?" She looked back at me through the rear view mirror with her big black eyes taking a minute to digest what had just been said, and then looked out of her window. The next thing out of her mouth? "When we get home, can I watch the Disney Channel?". And we moved on with our day....
The lyrics to this Paul Simon classic come to mind as I sit on my couch for the fourth straight day nursing a bruised foot. All it took was missing one, just one step...and I am out for the count. The Universe has been whispering in my ear, "Slow down Richa, slow down, pause...!" and here we are. I hear you, thank you, I get it.
This is the first time I have ever hurt myself like this. I took a toss walking from my car to a 7-year old's birthday party. I had barely walked five steps and found myself slipping, falling on my left hand, scraping my left knee and bruising my right foot. In the first few moments I was disoriented by the fall and felt quite certain that it was nothing, that I could get right back up. But then I tried moving my right foot, and no, it wasn't meant to be. I was hurt.
I was in a lot of pain but at the same time laughing because I knew exactly how I had created this accident for myself. The last few months have been quite hectic and I haven't really been...