Thursday, November 3, 2016

Awareness


Think

You are what you think!  And you can’t change anything if you can’t change your thinking.
But are you ready for the good news?
YOU CAN change the way you think.

And if you can change the way you think, you can master a new way to be.
An effective mindset is one that makes the best use of all your available resources – your time, energy, opportunities, etc. – and uses them to support growth and positive change. 
 It’s not about trying to do everything and be everything.  And it’s not about living a perfect life.  It’s about being present, being accepting, and making the very best of what’s in front of you.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Be


Character

Our character is often revealed at our highs and lows. 
 Be humble at the mountaintops. 
 Be steadfast in the valleys.
  Be authentic and mindfully patient in between.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Loyalty and Honesty


Grateful

As human beings, when we aren’t grateful for what we have, we aren’t capable of being happy.
This is not just some self-improvement mumbo-jumbo either.  It’s been scientifically proven.  For example, researchers in numerous positive psychology studies  have split study participants into two groups and instructed one group of study participants to reflect on the little things they are grateful for at the end of each day, while the other group just goes about their normal routines.  Then, after several weeks, both groups are interviewed, and it becomes clear that the first group enjoyed considerably greater life satisfaction than the other group during that time period.
Why does this happen?
The simplest explanation is that forcing ourselves to focus on thoughts and actions related to gratitude, regardless of circumstances, helps our brains develop positive emotions.  In one notable study, researchers asked participants to smile forcibly while thinking of something specific they’re grateful for.  They found that this consistently stimulated mental activity associated with positive feelings and emotions.

Thursday, August 18, 2016