Empowered

Being Seen by Jackie Dumaine

In the end, we all want to be seen. Even when we try to hide behind our own shadow. We all want to know that we matter. And that we are enough, just as we are.   We are the same. You and me . Me and you. Mirrors to our pain and our joy.  Our grief and our triumph.  Our tears and our laughter. Our fear and our

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Marshmellow Study on Willpower

Article from JamesClear.comIn the 1960s, a Stanford professor named Walter Mischel began conducting a series of important psychological studies. During his experiments, Mischel and his team tested hundreds of children — most of them around the ages of 4 and 5 years old — and revealed what

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Willpower Affirmations

“The first step toward building willpower is to celebrate the fact that you’ve got it.” – Steve Chandler I nurture the habit of willpower every day. With every breath I take, I am bringing more and more control into my life. The more I exercise my willpower,

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Waiting by Leza Lowitz

I cannot express the depth of this poem. It moves me deeply. I feel like it tells my story. I floundered in my purpose and when I was younger I had no idea what I was capable of. I was surrounded by such great people and felt

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Autobiography in Five Short Chapters by Portia Nelson

Chapter One I walk down the street.  There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.  I fall in.  I am lost …. I am helpless. It isn’t my fault  It takes forever to find a way out.   Chapter Two I walk down the same street.  There

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Our Beliefs Affect Our Success

A man was selling oranges in the middle of a road. He was illiterate, so he never read newspapers. He put some signs along the road and spent the whole day praising the flavor of his wares. Everyone bought from him and the man thrived. With the

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Acceptance

It can be difficult to accept others and to accept ourselves. “I should be better. I should be something different. I should have more.” All of this is conception; it’s all mental fabrication. It’s just the mind churning up “shoulds,” “ought tos,” and “supposed tos.” All this

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Creating Your Future

“It is said that extraordinary people live their lives backward. They create a future, and they live into it. An exercise I teach is called A.C.T. I want you to try it. The A stands for accept your present state. Understand your strengths and weaknesses, as we

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Battling Fear

  ”Once there was a young warrior. Her teacher told her that she had to do battle with fear. She didn’t want to do that. It seemed too aggressive; it was scary; it seemed unfriendly. But the teacher said she had to do it and gave her

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The Spirit of the Warrior

  The Spirit of the Warrior Although we have been made to believe that if we let go we will end up with nothing, life itself reveals again and again the opposite: that letting go is the path to real freedom. Just as when the waves lash

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