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Everyday Inspiration

Everyday Inspiration

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Alex Blackwell is the author of Letting Go: 25 True Stories of Peace, Hope and Surrender and the founding editor of The BridgeMaker - a blog about letting go, faith and inspiration. Be sure to download Alex's free eBook How to Love Consciously and connect with him on Facebook.

When You Feel Like Giving Up

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“It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop” – Confucius The enemy waits and listens for your desperation. When you are at the end of your rope and can no longer see or […]

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Sunday Inspiration #84

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Today’s Sunday Inspiration: The way for your relationship to grow and experience a love bigger than you and your partner could ever imagine is by doing something small – everyday. These small acts create a love bigger than the most […]

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Who said it: Eminem or tobyMac?

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“The truth is you don’t know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed.” – Eminem [+] “I’ll never be a non-stumbler. I’ll be a forgiven stumbler, but never a non-stumbler.” – tobyMac […]

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10 Ways to Start Creating Again

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“Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt Every one of us has a desire to create something. You may want to write a novel, paint beautiful masterpieces or act in […]

Sunday Inspiration #83

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Today’s Sunday Inspiration: Every single day there’s an opportunity to show kindness. Whatever the situation – a business meeting, an encounter with a stranger or a dinner with the family – showing kindness is always an option. “The smallest act […]

The Three Faces of Forgiveness

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“When you forgive, you in no way change the past – but you sure do change the future.” – Bernard Meltzer I learned many years ago that forgiveness, and letting go of the anger, frees your soul to be able […]

How to Get Your Dreams Back on Track

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“Follow your dreams, believe in yourself and don’t give up” – Rachel Corrie Sometimes your dreams can get off track because of the constant fires that flare up. When this happens, your dreams get put on the back burner while […]

Sunday Inspiration #82

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Today’s Sunday Inspiration: After witnessing my wife be a wonderful mother for the last 29 years, I know now fathers share a part of their child’s heart; mothers share a part of their child’s soul. I hope this Mother’s Day […]

Secret Five of a Happy Marriage: Maintain a Commitment to the Marriage

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A note from Alex: Welcome to the final post in the five-part series, The Five Secrets of a Happy Marriage. The following five secrets have worked very well in my marriage for more than 30 years. Follow these secrets and […]

Sage Advice for the Graduates

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“The fireworks begin today. Each diploma is a lighted match. Each one of you is a fuse.” – Edward Koch Graduating from high school or college is an exciting adventure. It’s the big reward to sticking it out when there […]

Sunday Inspiration #81

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Today’s Sunday Inspiration: Don’t let fear limit what you have to offer the world. It’s important to acknowledge fear when it is present, feel it and discover where it comes from, and then move on. “It takes courage to change […]

Secret Four of a Happy Marriage: Grow with Each Other

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A note from Alex: Welcome to the fourth post in the five-part series, The Five Secrets of a Happy Marriage. The following five secrets have worked very well in my marriage for more than 30 years. Follow these secrets and […]

10 Powerfully Inspiring Quotes from Dr. Wayne Dyer

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“When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.” – Dr. Wayne Dyer Dr. Wayne Dyer has been inspiring people since his first book was published in 1976. Since that first book, Your Erroneous Zones, was published, […]

Sunday Inspiration #80

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Today’s Sunday Inspiration: Today begins a new week – a fresh start to do and to be whatever you want. So, rather than focusing on what could go wrong, imagine what could go right and then put your energy, passion […]

Secret Three of a Happy Marriage: Learn to Resolve Conflicts

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A note from Alex: Welcome to the third post in a new five-part series, The Five Secrets of a Happy Marriage. The following five secrets have worked very well in my marriage for more than 30 years. Follow these secrets […]

10 Simple Words to Live By

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“God always gives us a fresh start, it’s called today!” – Buky Ojelabi Life is complicated enough. You don’t need to make it more complicated by trying to do more, say more or be more than what you know is […]

Sunday Inspiration #79

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Today’s Sunday Inspiration: No matter your past – of the mistakes you have made – or the things you have been told about yourself that aren’t true – believe this: You are worthy to have your heart’s desire. “We cannot […]

Secret Two of a Happy Marriage: Meet Each Other’s Needs

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A note from Alex: Welcome to the second post in a new five-part series, The Five Secrets of a Happy Marriage. The following five secrets have worked very well in my marriage for more than 30 years. Follow these secrets […]

10 Morning Rituals that Bring Inspiration

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“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” – Marcus Aurelius Every morning when you wake up, you have a question to […]

Sunday Inspiration #78

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Today’s Sunday Inspiration: For the days that feel dark and cold, remember to give way to happiness – it’s the one thing you can control. “I vow to let go of all worries and anxiety in order to be light […]

The Five Secrets of a Happy Marriage

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A note from Alex: Welcome to the first post in a new five-part series, The Five Secrets of a Happy Marriage. Having a happy marriage doesn’t just happen by accident. Marriage is a partnership, and like any partnership, it takes […]

5 Ideas to Simplify Your Life

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“The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.” – Hans Hoffman Do you ever feel overwhelmed? Maybe you feel as if you are treading water and not getting anywhere. Do you feel as […]

Sunday Inspiration #77

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Today’s Sunday Inspiration: Easter is a beautiful reminder to leave the past behind and keep moving forward. Through God’s love, your life will be repaired and restored. Easter tells you to get ready for a beautiful life that’s waiting just […]

20 Ways to Jump Start Your Inspiration

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“If we look at the world with a love of life, the world will reveal its beauty to us.” –Daisaku Ikeda Sometimes life can knock you off track. Receiving an unexpected bill, putting in long hours at work or recovering […]

Where to Find the Inner Strength to Keep Going

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“ Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.” – Sam Levenson There are days when you feel as if the weight of the world is too much. You are worn down and can’t imagine going on to […]

Sunday Inspiration #76

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Today’s Sunday Inspiration: No matter what you’re going through right now, when you hold onto your faith and the promise that hope brings, the pain will end and your heart will be restored once again. “H.O.P.E. Hold on, pain ends.” […]

10 Truths that Will Change Your Life

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“Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know.” – Pema Chodron There’s an old adage that can change how you live. It goes something like, “people know the truth when they hear it.” This […]

10 Ways to Give Yourself a Break – Starting Today

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“Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.” – Confucius You have probably heard it before, you are your own worst enemy. You are constantly pushing yourself to take care of everybody around […]

Sunday Inspiration #75

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Today’s Sunday Inspiration: When the grief over the loss of a loved one feels suffocating, remember to breathe and hold onto the love the person will have always have in your heart. “As long as there is love and memory, […]

How to Feel Good on the Inside

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“Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.” – Norman Cousins One of life’s most important lesson is this: It’s less important how others see you and more important […]

How to Feel More Joy in Your Life

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“Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.” – Joseph Campbell Do you want to be happier and feel more joy in your life? Of course you do! Nobody wants to be miserable […]

Sunday Inspiration #74

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Today’s Sunday Inspiration: There’s a plan for your life greater than you can imagine. Sometimes the best thing to do is to let go of your expectations so you can open your heart to God’s. “Small streams don’t plan to […]

10 Quotes about Spring to Inspire You

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It’s outrageous how much snow has fallen this year! Bostonians have endured more than 100 inches of the white stuff while folks from north Texas to southern New England recently prepared for snow, sleet, and freezing rain as another brutal […]

How to Create a Kinder World

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“Don’t wait for people to be friendly. Show them how.” – Unknown Sometimes you can get caught up in all the negative things that it can leave you feeling a little bitter and jaded. You guard yourself and turn away […]

Sunday Inspiration #73

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Today’s Sunday Inspiration: Forgiveness is for your benefit. Forgiveness doesn’t excuse; forgiveness sets you free. “When you forgive, you in no way change the past, but you sure do change the future.” – Bernard Meltzer Image Source: Google images About […]

Making Your Dreams Come True (6 Questions to Ask)

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You may think that making your dreams come true is a cliché. The great news though is there are practical steps you can take to make it happen! Whether you want to become a painter, move to another country, begin […]

10 Truths to Keep Telling Yourself

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“Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.” – Buddha Every single day you are confronted with negative things that run the risk of destroying your happiness and your overall sense of well-being. When you […]

Sunday Inspiration #72

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Today’s Sunday Inspiration: There are no accidents in life without value. Think of the past as the best teacher you ever had in school and then open your mind, and heart, to the lessons. “I never regret anything, because every […]

10 Twitter Accounts to Follow for Inspiration

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“You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.” – Jack London Social media and the news in general can be a source of frustration and even sadness. It seems like our News Feeds are […]

Sunday Inspiration #71

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Today’s Sunday Inspiration: Life doesn’t come with guarantees or an answer sheet. The best you can do is to have hope, lean on faith and let go. “Sometimes you just need to relax and have faith that things will work […]

12 Wise Old Sayings That Keep Inspiring

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Some say wisdom is gained by keeping an open mind while living a long time so life’s experience have a chance of soaking in. Others say wisdom is acquired by listening more than talking. Either way, wisdom is a gift […]

How to Declutter Your Life to Welcome More Abundance

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“Abundance is a process of letting go; that which is empty can receive.” – Bryant H. McGill Have you ever heard the saying, “less is more?” Did you know if you decluttered your life, you could actually welcome more abundance? […]

Sunday Inspiration #70

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Today’s Sunday Inspiration: Remove the masks you wear and let the world see the beautiful you. “Just be yourself. Let people see the real, imperfect, flawed, quirky, weird, beautiful, magical, person that you are!.” – Mandy Hale Image Source: Google […]

Are You Having Fun Yet? Five Ways to Add More Fun to Your Life

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“‘Have fun’ is my message. Be silly. You’re allowed to be silly. There’s nothing wrong with it.” – Jimmy Fallon Like most, you want the most out of life and having fun isn’t high on your to-do list. But somewhere […]

5 Wonderful Things about Getting Older

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“I’m a person who gets better with practice. Getting older is awesome – because you get more practice.” – Zooey Deschanel If you’re like most people, you may find yourself moaning and groaning after another birthday arrives. As youth fades […]

Sunday Inspiration #69

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Today’s Sunday Inspiration: Rather than giving power to fear, give power to hope by giving it your attention and energy and then watch as your life changes for the better. “Fear only has the power we give it.” – Bob […]

10 Inspirational Quotes to Encourage You this Winter

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“If winter comes, can spring be far behind?” – Percy Bysshe Shelley It’s that time of year when you begin to grow tired of the cold, dreary days. You have been socked in by the winter weather, which can drive […]

Sunday Inspiration #68

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Today’s Sunday Inspiration: Imagine how the world could change for the better if everyone adopted kindness as their religion, too. About Alex Blackwell Alex Blackwell is a father, husband and writer.

The 10 Most Inspirational Facebook Pages

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“If we look at the world with a love of life, the world will reveal its beauty to us.” – Daisaku Ikeda Sometimes Facebook can be a time waster or just plain annoying. But if you’re thinking that you want […]

Celebrating Life’s Greatest Gifts

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“The greatest gift that you can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance.” – Brian Tracy If you have ever lost a loved one or talked to someone who has, one of the most common sentiments […]

Sunday Inspiration #67

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Today’s Sunday Inspiration: “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” – Socrates About Alex Blackwell Alex Blackwell is a father, husband and writer.

Faith: Live It. Give It!

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“Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.” – Rabindranath Tagore It can be easy to lose your way sometimes. Disappointment. Feeling like you’ve failed. Not measuring up in your mind. These things can […]

How to Keep Your Love Alive in a Crazy and Sometimes Cruel World

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“Let your love be like the misty rains, coming softly, but flooding the river.” – Malagasy Proverb You have probably heard the statistics about marriage—more than half will end in divorce. You don’t marry the person you fell in love […]

Sunday Inspiration #66

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Today’s Sunday Inspiration: “Learn from the past and let it go. Live in today.” – Louise L. Hay About Alex Blackwell Alex Blackwell is a father, husband and writer.

5 Ways to Slow Down and Enjoy Life More

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“The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.” – Moliere Do you sometimes feel like you are on a racetrack? Everything you do, you are in a hurry. It is normal in society today. People are so […]

How to Love Yourself Unconditionally

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“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love & affection.” – Buddha Have you ever heard the saying that you have to love yourself in order to be loved? It isn’t just a saying. It […]

Sunday Inspiration #65

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Today’s Sunday Inspiration: No one is harder on you than you. Give yourself the same grace, love and forgiveness you give to others and then see your life change for the better. About Alex Blackwell Alex Blackwell is a father, […]

10 Ways to Live More Simply

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“The man who has begun to live more seriously within begins to live more simply without.” – Phillips Brooks Many people make New Year’s resolutions. It seems like when the clock strikes midnight on December 31st, you are getting a […]

Little Doses of Timeless Wisdom

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“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” – Robert Frost Every day you are faced with a new challenge in your life. Sometimes you can feel a little lost and need to […]

Sunday Inspiration #64

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Today’s Sunday Inspiration: You have gifts no one else has. And believe you have a purpose only you can fulfill so there’s no need to compare what you have – where you live – or who you have become to […]

The Fundamentals for a Good Life

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“Life comes from physical survival; but the good life comes from what we care about.” – Rollo May Does it feel like every year you are making resolutions about how you are going to live your life differently? Maybe you […]

Sunday Inspiration #63

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Today’s Sunday Inspiration: May the New Year and the clean slate it offers be the canvas to create the life you have always imagined in 2015. About Alex Blackwell Alex Blackwell is a father, husband and writer.

10 Goals for the World to Achieve in 2015

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“Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.” – Oprah Winfrey 2014 has been a difficult year. From the Ebola breakout – to the Pakistani school massacre – to the Ferguson protests, the year […]

The 10 Most Inspiring Moments from 2014

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“We do not remember days, we remember moments.” – Cesare Pavese It’s hard to believe another year is coming to an end. Each year, it seems like time flies by. You anticipate the New Year and what it will bring, […]

Sunday Inspiration #62

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Today’s Sunday Inspiration: Let’s celebrate Christmas with all of our hearts and then watch as love fills our homes with grace. When Christmas is over, let’s keep the love around for the other days, too. About Alex Blackwell Alex Blackwell […]

10 Stress-Busting Ways to Enjoy the Holidays

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“I’m too grateful to be hateful. I am too blessed to be stressed.” – El DeBarge The holidays are meant to be filled with love, laughter and joy. Unfortunately, you tend to get so caught up trying to be joyful, […]

Sunday Inspiration #61

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Today’s Sunday Inspiration: The fear of letting go of a bad relationship or any negative attachment can feel paralyzing, but when you do, a new world of love, peace and happiness is waiting to catch you. About Alex Blackwell Alex […]

How to Make More Time for You

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“The time you feel lonely is the time you most need to be by yourself.” – Douglas Coupland Let’s do a little bit of math. There are 168 hours in a week. How many hours do you spend: – Working? […]

10 Things to Let Go Before 2014 Ends

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“Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go.” – Hermann Hesse With the New Year coming, it’s time to do some cleaning and it isn’t your house that needs to be de-cluttered. It’s […]

Sunday Inspiration #60

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Today’s Sunday Inspiration: Happiness arrives when your heart comes alive – alive with passion, love and hope. About Alex Blackwell Alex Blackwell is a father, husband and writer.

How to Find the Inspiration to Build Your Inner Strength

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“Faith gives you an inner strength and a sense of balance and perspective in life.” – Gregory Peck How many times have you experienced being stretched too thin? Life will always deliver the knockout punches that make you feel as […]

10 Reasons to Feel Hopeful Everyday

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“I have seen what a laugh can do. It can transform almost unbearable tears into something bearable, even hopeful.” – Bob Hope With the holiday season here, there are many reasons to feel hopeful. However, sometimes it’s hard to see […]

Sunday Inspiration #59

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Today’s Sunday Inspiration: Generosity doesn’t come with a scorecard. Be generous when someone needs it or when it’s the right things to do – not to get attention or praise and you’ll be rewarded in ways you can’t imagine. About […]

10 Ways to Have More Peace in Your Life

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“We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.” – The Dalai Lama The daily grind can be overwhelming leaving you tired and drained. Obligations and responsibilities fill every second and the everyday demands […]

Sunday Inspiration #58

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Today’s Sunday Inspiration: This is the time of year when our heart’s swell with gratitude. Be sure to share your heart, and your gratitude, with others so they know how much they are appreciated and loved. About Alex Blackwell Alex […]

How to Create Your “Perfect Moments” in Life

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“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but […]

5 Tips to Get (And Stay) Motivated

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“Either I will find a way, or I will make one.” – Philip Sidney You have big plans. Plans that will probably make you feel better physically and emotionally. You will feel unstoppable because you’ve accomplished something important in the […]

Sunday Inspiration #57

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Today’s Sunday Inspiration: When you live in the past, regretting what happened yesterday, you miss out on the beautiful gifts of today. Be present and be here to welcome peace and happiness into your life right now. About Alex Blackwell […]

How to Burn Brightly Without Burning Out

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“Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.” – Ovid You are a high-achiever and successful in everything you set out to do. Yet lately you’ve been feeling tired and drained. You enjoy your work and you […]

10 Ways to Unleash Your Potential

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“Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.” – Winston Churchill You may have heard it before, “you are not living up to your potential.” It’s a judgmental statement that does nothing to […]

Sunday Inspiration #56

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Today’s Sunday Inspiration: A happy life isn’t always measured by quantity; it’s measured by quality, too. Treat each day has a special gift; as a one-of-a-kind opportunity to celebrate its amazing beauty. About Alex Blackwell Alex Blackwell is a father, […]

5 Truths to Tell Yourself Everyday

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“Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.” – Buddha Every day you hear and see things that make you forget who you really are. Your self-esteem, faith and sense of belonging are chipped away […]

10 Self-Destructive Thoughts to Eliminate to Be Happier

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““The quickest path to self-destruction is to push away the people you love.” – Cassia Leo Your mind is a powerful tool. It can make you; or your mind can break you. It is responsible for your raw emotions. And […]

Sunday Inspiration #55

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Today’s Sunday Inspiration: Forgiveness isn’t about letting the other person off the hook. Forgiveness is a gift you give to yourself so you can let go of the past and be happy now. About Alex Blackwell Alex Blackwell is a […]

How to Get Your Spark Back When Things Get Hard

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“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” – Marcus Aurelius You used to have passion, a certain joie de vivre – […]

10 Wonderful Things That Grab Your Heart

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“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.” – Helen Keller Have you ever had one of those days when it seems like there’s nothing […]

Sunday Inspiration #54

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Today’s Sunday Inspiration: When everything goes black in your life, remember the sun also rises to give you light to see the future. Don’t give up hope because the promise of a better tomorrow is always waiting for you. About […]

12 Creative Ways to say “Thank You”

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“God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say ‘thank you?’ – William Arthur Ward Time passes quickly. It’s hard to believe the holiday season is almost here again, knocking at your doorstep. But […]

Finding Joy in the Simple Things

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“The most simple things can bring the most happiness.” – Izabella Scorupco If you tune in to television, magazines, movies, billboard ads – you will hear messages and see images that tell you what you need to have, or be, […]

Sunday Inspiration #53

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Today’s Sunday Inspiration: Allowing worry to seep into your heart keeps you from enjoying the gifts of today. Let go of the things you can’t control. And when you do, worry will be replaced with more peace, joy and happiness. […]

10 Things Happy People do Everyday

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“The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us.” – Ashley Montagu You see them at the workplace, your community, at a subway — they all have […]

Sunday Inspiration #52

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Today’s Sunday Inspiration: Allow Sunday’s peaceful pace and easy feeling into your heart, soul and body as a reminder to slow down and enjoy the simple moments every day because these are the moments of your life. About Alex Blackwell […]

How to Be Positive When the World Feels Dark

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“Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.” – Joseph Campbell Life is beautiful and can be amazing if you want it to be. But sometimes it’s difficult to recognize because you are […]

How to Be a Difference Maker

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“Everyone can do simple things to make a difference, and every little bit really does count.” – Stella McCartney Sometimes we go along and get content with our “go with the flow” attitude. It’s easy to take everything at face […]

Sunday Inspiration #51

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Today’s Sunday Inspiration: Today, Oct. 5, is World Teacher’s Day. If you are a teacher – thank you! If you have considered becoming a teacher – thank you, because the world needs your compassion, leadership and commitment right now. Learn […]

A Simple Guide to Stressing Less

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“I’m too grateful to be hateful. I am too blessed to be stressed.” – El DeBarge Your life is most likely filled with ups and downs with a whole lot of stress in between. The stress can make it extremely […]

10 Ways to Simplify Your Life

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“The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.” – Hans Hofmann Do you ever feel like there are not enough hours in the day? You work hard, shop hard and play even harder […]

Sunday Inspiration #50

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Today’s Sunday Inspiration: One of the simplest ways to stay happy is to let go of all of the things that make you sad. Image Source: Google Images About Alex Blackwell Alex Blackwell is a father, husband and writer.

8 Ways to Ruin a Healthy Relationship

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“Assumptions are the termites of relationships.” – Henry Winkler Relationships aren’t easy. The good news however is that humans have been messing them up for thousands of years now. And as a result, there’s no shortage of advice on the […]

An Inspirational Guide to Weight Loss

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“Eating crappy food isn’t a reward — it’s a punishment.” – Drew Carey You don’t need to be a doctor, fitness guru or weight loss expert to realize when it’s time to shed a few pounds. It just takes the […]

Sunday Inspiration #49

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Today’s Sunday Inspiration: No matter how dark the days may seem, when you lean on faith you can make it through the darkness to find that your beautiful is still waiting. Image Source: Heartmath.org About Alex Blackwell Alex Blackwell is […]

Messages of Faith

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“Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.” – Rabindranath Tagore There are some days when the challenges seem too much. You feel alone and abandoned. Those dark days can make you want to […]

Sunday Inspiration #48

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Today’s Sunday Inspiration: The passion that burns in your soul helps to sustain you through difficult times. This fire creates the energy to overcome obstacles and solve problems. It also creates the momentum to take you closer to realizing your […]

10 Ways to Say Goodbye to Summer

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“Promise me you’ll never forget me because if I thought you would. I’d never leave.” – A.A. Milne Another summer is coming to an end. Whether you spent time at the beach or simply enjoyed the sun’s warmth from your […]

3 Essential Rules for Living Out Loud

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“The garden of the world has no limits, except in your mind.” – Rumi, Persian poet “Failure.” Sometimes that word feels word terrifying. So you stay within your comfort zone; feeling anxious, worried and even afraid about what lies beyond. […]

Sunday Inspiration #47

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Today’s Sunday Inspiration: Happy Grandparent’s Day! “Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children.” – Alex Haley Image Source: Google Images About Alex Blackwell Alex Blackwell is a […]

10 Signs You Have a Healthy Relationship

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“Every good relationship, especially marriage, is based on respect. If it’s not based on respect, nothing that appears to be good will last very long.” – Amy Grant Being in a relationship should be a rewarding experience that makes you […]

How to Believe in Yourself

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“You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself.” – Swami Vivekananda How many times do you pause in the middle of something and question your abilities? How often do you hesitate to pursue a goal because you think […]

Sunday Inspiration #46

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Today’s Sunday Inspiration: Learning to let go of the small things that create stress and anxiety allows you to welcome the things that bring more peace, joy and happiness. This inspiring video is a reminder that stress is a choice. […]

10 Self-Care Tips for a Happier Life

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“Talk to yourself like you would talk to a lover” – Brene Brown In many ways, we are like flowers that need nurturing so we can grow into the beautiful people God intended us to be. But we get so […]

Same-Day Good Mood Boosts

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“We can always choose to perceive things differently. You can focus on what’s wrong in your life or you can focus on what’s right.” – Marianne Williamson You know the days; the days when you feel grumpy, unmotivated or overwhelmed. […]

Sunday Inspiration #45

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Today’s Sunday Inspiration: Each morning you are granted a mulligan, a do over to embrace life with a new opportunity to let go of the past and receive the beautiful gifts waiting for you today. “Each morning we are born […]

How to Thrive after 50

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“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” – Maya Angelou Now two years into my 50s, I’m finally getting it. 50 […]

What Amazes You?

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“There’s beauty everywhere. There are amazing things happening everywhere, you just have to be able to open your eyes and witness it.” – Sarah McLachlan Gaza. Ferguson. Ebola. These events can make your heart sink, like it’s falling into a […]

Sunday Inspiration #44

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Today’s Sunday Inspiration: Let today’s message inspire you to get going on that project you’ve been putting off for “someday.” Do you want to begin a new career, start writing a book, or make a personal change? Whatever is burring […]

10 Essential Back to School Supplies

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“The best teachers teach from the heart, not from the book.” – Unknown My daughter goes back to school on Thursday. Emily will be a high school sophomore with a busy year planned. Over the past few weeks, she and […]

Sunday Inspiration #43

posted by Alex Blackwell

Today’s Sunday Inspiration: Allow tonight’s super moon to illuminate what has been hiding inside your soul. “When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator.” – […]

Where to Find the Extra Moments to Worship

posted by Alex Blackwell

“When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator.” – Mahatma Gandhi Worshiping doesn’t have to be something you do once a week or limited to […]

10 Lies to Stop Telling Yourself

posted by Alex Blackwell

“True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.” – Baltasar Gracin Since early in your childhood, you have may have been told things that aren’t true – lies that you mistook for the truth – lies that have seeped into […]

Sunday Inspiration #42

posted by Alex Blackwell

Today’s Sunday Inspiration: When you choose positivity, optimism and determination then problems seem smaller and opportunities appear brighter. Image Source: http://emilysquotes.com/ About Alex Blackwell Alex Blackwell is a father, husband and writer.

One Small Word that Carries a Powerful Punch

posted by Alex Blackwell

“Learn to say ‘no’ to the good so you can say ‘yes’ to the best.” – John C. Maxwell How many times have you said, “No” to someone or something because fear held you back. You may expect to fail […]

Everyday Inspiration’s 10 Must Reads – Part Two

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“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.” – Marcus Aurelius Here’s Part Two of Everyday Inspirations 10 Must Reads. You can read Part One here. Thank you for […]

Everyday Inspiration’s 10 Must Reads – Part One

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“Change your thoughts and you change your world.” – Norman Vincent Peale After writing the Everyday Inspiration column for more than a year, they are a set of posts that inspire the most. These must reads offer encouragement, motivation, and […]

8 Ways to Make Your Relationship Better

posted by Alex Blackwell

“We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.” – Sam Keen While it’s impossible to have a perfect relationship, you can have a better, more fulfilling relationship when you […]

Sunday Inspiration #41

posted by Alex Blackwell

Today’s Sunday Inspiration: When the world seems crazy and out of control, you can always choose to create your world of peace and love. About Alex Blackwell Alex Blackwell is a father, husband and writer.

The Essentials for a Happier Life

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“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.” – Marcus Aurelius Your passions, life experiences, and even your personality all contribute to your happiness. You may find happiness in […]

10 Beautiful Things to Celebrate about You

posted by Alex Blackwell

“Lying to others is wrong, but lying to yourself is an absolute tragedy.” – Unknown Living with purpose takes faith, but even the strongest people find themselves in doubt sometimes. Pressures come from all parts of life and it’s easy […]

Sunday Inspiration #40

posted by Alex Blackwell

Today’s Sunday Inspiration: The secret of being truly happy is accepting where you are in life and making the most out of every day. Go on, be happy! About Alex Blackwell Alex Blackwell is a father, husband and writer.

How to Write an Encouraging Text Message

posted by Alex Blackwell

“If we’re going to bring out the best in people, we, too, need to sow seeds of encouragement.” – Joel Osteen With smartphones grabbing people’s attention throughout the day, these devices can be a great way to connect with someone […]

20 Reasons Why It’s Good to Be Alive

posted by Alex Blackwell

“I don’t believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive.” – Joseph Campbell After celebrating my 52nd birthday a few days ago, it was clear I had […]

Sunday Inspiration #39

posted by Alex Blackwell

Today’s Sunday Inspiration: Don’t judge me by my past. I don’t live there anymore. Image Source: Daveswordsofwisdom.com About Alex Blackwell Alex Blackwell is a father, husband and writer. He is the author of Letting Go: 25 True Stories of Peace, […]

How to Restore Your Faith

posted by Alex Blackwell

“Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.” – Mother Teresa Sometimes when you are faced with difficult situations, you can lose your faith. It can feel like God is not listening or He […]

One Minute is Enough

posted by Alex Blackwell

“It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.” – Charles Spurgeon It doesn’t take a lot of time to cherish life’s sweet moments. While these moments are fleeting, each one is packed with […]

Sunday Inspiration #38

posted by Alex Blackwell

Today’s Sunday Inspiration: Gandhi’s top ten fundamentals for changing the world. Which one is your favorite? Image Source: The BridgeMaker – Inspiring Things About Alex Blackwell Alex Blackwell is a father, husband and writer. He is the author of Letting […]

5 Places to Find Peace and Healing

posted by Alex Blackwell

“Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your faith lies.” – Mother Teresa of Calcutta Sometimes you just need to get away from it all – away from the noise, away from the problems and away […]

Your Most Important Asset

posted by Alex Blackwell

“Your time is your life. That is why the greatest gift you can give someone is your time.” – Rick Warren You work hard to create a good life for your family. With a nice house, some money in the […]

Sunday Inspiration #37

posted by Alex Blackwell

Today’s Sunday Inspiration: “It’s the little things that keep us together. Those little things will make me love you forever.” – Sonia Schaad Image Source: Google Images About Alex Blackwell Alex Blackwell is a father, husband and writer. He is […]

10 Things to Tell Your Husband Everyday

posted by Alex Blackwell

“A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.” – Mignon McLaughlin To celebrate my 29th wedding anniversary with Mary Beth, here’s the second part of a two-part series about the importance of sincere communication […]

10 Things to Tell Your Wife Everyday

posted by Alex Blackwell

A note from Alex: On Sunday, June 22, my wife and I will celebrate our 29th wedding anniversary. While Mary Beth and I don’t have a perfect marriage, we have an honest, loving marriage that is built on trust and […]

Sunday Inspiration #36

posted by Alex Blackwell

Today’s Sunday Inspiration: I wish I could have a mulligan, a do-over, with being a father. I wish I could go back in time about 12 years and start again. I would have done it differently. I would have been […]

10 Inspirational Quotes to Lift You Up When Life is Hard

posted by Alex Blackwell

“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” – Friedrich Nietzsche If you’re like many, then you can appreciate the value in an inspirational quote. When times get tough, it’s important to keep your thoughts “positive” to avoid spiraling […]

How to Worship Without Going to Church

posted by Alex Blackwell

“Worship is a way of seeing the world in the light of God.” – Abraham Joshua Heschel Sometimes a busy work schedule or increased responsibilities can interfere with traditional worship times. Of course, this doesn’t mean that you can’t participate […]

Sunday Inspiration #35

posted by Alex Blackwell

Today’s Sunday Inspiration: No matter what you’ve been told, know there’s a beautiful truth waiting for you and it is: You are more than enough. Image Source: www.powerofpositivity.com About Alex Blackwell Alex Blackwell is a father, husband and writer. He […]

7 Tips to Let Go of Yesterday and Live

posted by Alex Blackwell

“Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go.” – Hermann Hesse It’s true that your past contributes to who you are today – what you think, what you say, and what you feel. […]

10 Powerful Life Lessons

posted by Alex Blackwell

“You can never regret anything you do in life. You kind of have to learn the lesson from whatever the experience is and take it with you on your journey forward.” – Aubrey O’Day Living through good and bad life […]

Sunday Inspiration #34

posted by Alex Blackwell

Today’s Sunday Inspiration: One of the most important life lessons learned is letting go isn’t a sign of weakness – letting go is a sign of strength. Image Source: Google Images About Alex Blackwell Alex Blackwell is a father, husband […]

A Few Bad Habits to Break to Make More Room for Happiness

posted by Alex Blackwell

“A change in bad habits leads to a change in life.” – Jenny Craig Someone once said, “Breaking bad habits is like getting into a comfortable bed. It’s easy to get into but harder to get out.” With that being […]

5 Ways to Restore Trust When It Has Been Broken

posted by Alex Blackwell

Why do relationships begin so amazingly well, full of hope, excitement and love, but often end up shattered like a glass pane dropped from atop a 10-story building? When one half of a relationship suddenly destroys the other’s trust in […]

Sunday Inspiration #33

posted by Alex Blackwell

Today’s Sunday Inspiration: There are some things worth holding onto (love, hope, peace and faith) and then there are some things to let go (regret, fear, anger and resentment). Learning to do this requires patience and balance. Image Source: Google […]

10 Personal Development Books Everyone Should Read

posted by Alex Blackwell

“You cannot open a book without learning something.” – Confucius In high school I rarely read books outside of the classroom. Back then, I felt that everything I needed to know could be found by watching television. Later, I realized […]

Small Ways to Show Kindness

posted by Alex Blackwell

“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” – Mark Twain There are small ways we can show kindness every day. Whether to our neighbor, our friend, our family, or a stranger, the little […]

Sunday Inspiration #32

posted by Alex Blackwell

Today’s Sunday Inspiration: “Become the person you were meant to be, light your inner fire and follow your heart’s desire.” – Leon Brown Image Source: Live Life Happy About Alex Blackwell Alex Blackwell is a father, husband and writer. He […]

How to Overcome Your Five Biggest Fears

posted by Alex Blackwell

“Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live.” – Dorothy Thompson Fear is a universal human experience; we all have moments of fear and trepidation. In moderation, fear is a good thing – it can be […]

10 Words of Encouragement that Can Change a Life Forever

posted by Alex Blackwell

“If we’re going to bring out the best in people, we, too, need to sow seeds of encouragement.”― Joel Osteen The right word said at the right time can inspire or encourage someone. The perfect words can provide hope or […]

Sunday Inspiration #31

posted by Alex Blackwell

Today’s Sunday Inspiration: “God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers.” – Jewish Proverb Image Source: Google Images About Alex Blackwell Alex Blackwell is a father, husband and writer. He writes about inspiring things at The BridgeMaker. Web […]

The Best Times to Share Inspiration

posted by Alex Blackwell

“ You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.”― Jack London Inspiration can strike at any moment. Reading a blog post, looking at art, watching a movie or enjoying a quiet moment can spark […]

How to Re-Claim Your Self-Esteem

posted by Alex Blackwell

“Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.”― Marilyn Monroe It takes time to build up self-confidence. Some people go their entire life without really learning to see their own value. Loving who you are […]

Sunday Inspiration #30

posted by Alex Blackwell

Today’s Sunday Inspiration: I met my wife, Mary Beth, 30 years ago today. She has given me many gifts of the years, but the greatest gift I’ve received from Mary Beth is her. Image Source: Google Images About Alex Blackwell […]

Simple Methods for Boosting Your Willpower

posted by Alex Blackwell

“With but few exceptions, it is always the underdog who wins through sheer willpower.” – Johnny Weissmuller Special Announcement! Get 3 Amazon Best-Seller Books and Pay What You Want. Willpower is the “secret sauce” needed to accomplish just about anything […]

Finding Freedom: 5 Choices that Will Change Your Life

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“The revelation of thought takes men out of servitude into freedom” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Special Announcement! Get 3 Amazon Best-Seller Books and Pay What You Want. Changing your life can come in small, easy steps. You can transform yourself […]

Sunday Inspiration #29

posted by Alex Blackwell

Today’s Sunday Inspiration: Don’t waste your time waiting for someone to show if they care. Save your love, and your power, for yourself. Image Source: www.PositiveOutlooksBlog.com About Alex Blackwell Alex Blackwell is a father, husband and writer. He writes about […]

10 Everyday Moments that Bring Inspiration

posted by Alex Blackwell

“Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.” – Omar Khayyam When you are feeling down and discouraged by what life can throw at you, believe there’s something to turn your day around. While some may expect this […]

Healing after Loss: 5 Tips to Help You Find Peace Again

posted by Alex Blackwell

“There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.” – Aeschylus Losing someone you love is something you’re never prepared for, even if the person was sick for many years. The impact grief has on […]

Sunday Inspiration #28

posted by Alex Blackwell

Today’s Sunday Inspiration: In memory of the Overland Park hate crime victims: Terri LaManno, Dr. William Lewis Corporon and Reat Griffin Underwood. I wish you could see me in summer When the fair sounds echo at night And the sun […]

10 Things to Let into Your Life

posted by Alex Blackwell

“Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile. A world of optimism and hope. A ‘you can do it’ when things are tough.” – Richard M. DeVos There are so many things we try […]

Believing in the Goodness of Love Once Again

posted by Alex Blackwell

“Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation.” – Rumi Death came to my part of the world this week. I live […]

Sunday Inspiration #27

posted by Alex Blackwell

Today’s Sunday Inspiration: Giving a little extra can mean the difference between an ordinary life and an extraordinary life in your relationships, career and happiness! Image Source: Vuible About Alex Blackwell Alex Blackwell is a father, husband and writer. He […]

How to Turn a Bad Day Around

posted by Alex Blackwell

“Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.” – Mariucus Aurels Not all days start off well, and some of them might even end a little worse. Small, trivial things can trigger bad […]

10 Ways to Recharge Your Batteries

posted by Alex Blackwell

“If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.” – Amit Ray We all hit that wall at some point. Long hours at work, shuttling our children back and forth to their […]

Sunday Inspiration #26

posted by Alex Blackwell

Today’s Sunday Inspiration: Happiness is an inside job that doesn’t depend on what you do or what you have – it depends on what you think about yourself and the world around you. Image Source: Google Images About Alex Blackwell […]

The Power of Optimism

posted by Alex Blackwell

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” – Helen Keller Your attitude toward the world is based on how you react when it treats you wrong. You can choose to interpret […]

How to Stop Procrastinating

posted by Alex Blackwell

“Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.” – Don Marquis Procrastinating is the natural enemy to productivity. At some point, we all fall victim to it, despite our best intentions. What could you be doing right now if […]

Sunday Inspiration #25

posted by Alex Blackwell

Today’s Sunday Inspiration: Help Is On The Way is a reminder that no matter how difficult things may seem at times, be encouraged; and be strong because help is on the way. Click here to watch and listen. About Alex […]

Make Someone’s Day Awesome

posted by Alex Blackwell

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” – Dalai Lama Sometimes you need a boost of encouragement to get through your day. Other times, you need to be that boost […]

10 Ways to Just Play

posted by Alex Blackwell

“The great man is he who does not lose his child’s-heart.” – Mencius, Book IV Remember when you were a child and played – just played. Time didn’t matter and the world’s problems seemed so far away. Even though the […]

Sunday Inspiration #24

posted by Alex Blackwell

Today’s Sunday Inspiration: You have been given a unique set of talents the world needs right now. So, rather than comparing your talents to others let your talents shine so the world can delight in your beautiful voice. Image Source: […]

Spring Cleaning for Your Mind, Body and Spirit

posted by Alex Blackwell

”Right now at this very moment we have a mind, which is all the basic equipment we need to achieve complete happiness.” – Howard Cutler Welcome Spring! After a harsh winter, relief is coming. Spring is here. As you clean […]

How to Begin Your Life Today

posted by Alex Blackwell

“Whenever there is enthusiasm, there is a creative empowerment that goes far beyond what a mere person is capable of.” – Eckhart Tolle Not satisfied with how your life is working out? Are there dreams and passions living inside of […]

Sunday Inspiration #23

posted by Alex Blackwell

Today’s Sunday Inspiration: It’s not practical to think that every day will be a good day. Loved ones get sick, unexpected bills arrive and kitchen sinks leak, but no matter how dark the day may seem, there’s always something good […]

The Benefits of Trying New Things

posted by Alex Blackwell

“Pearls don’t lie on the seashore. If you want one, you must dive for it.” – Chinese proverb If you keep doing things the same way you always have, you will easily fall into a rut. To feed your creativity, […]

Sunday Inspiration #22

posted by Alex Blackwell

Today’s Sunday Inspiration: Sometimes knowing when to let go of someone is the hardest decision you’ll ever face. No matter the reason, learning how to move on from a person you once loved is difficult, but once you make the […]

How to Make the Impossible Possible

posted by Alex Blackwell

”We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible. – Vince Lombardi Have a dream that seems unreachable? Don’t ground yourself because you think you don’t have the wings to fly. Try these ideas […]

15 Ideas to Help You Live a Better Life

posted by Alex Blackwell

“A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.” – James Allen Living your life to the fullest takes time and dedication. Putting in the effort will take a little […]

Sunday Inspiration #21

posted by Alex Blackwell

Today’s Sunday Inspiration: Grief is grief. No matter if you are grieving the loss of a loved one, a job or a relationship, allow yourself to grieve. Avoid the temptation to set a time for your grief to end because […]

What Really Matters

posted by Alex Blackwell

“Good things happen when you get your priorities straight.” – Scott Caan Life is all about making choices. Our time here is precious and what we spend it on should be the things that matter most. It’s often helpful to […]

10 Ways to Fill Your Soul

posted by Alex Blackwell

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson Bad news, negative […]

Sunday Inspiration #20

posted by Alex Blackwell

Today’s Sunday Inspiration: Even though life is a wonderful gift, the obstacles and opportunities you face doesn’t make life easy to live. But the difference between being worn down by life and celebrating life is you and your amazing strength! […]

The Gift of Friendship

posted by Alex Blackwell

“A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.” – Elbert Hubbard A true friend is hard to find. That’s why when you come across one; you should hold onto them and cherish the joy that […]

5 Tips for Cranking Up Your Creativity

posted by Alex Blackwell

“Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It’s self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can’t try to do things. You simply must do things.” – Ray Bradbury Every now and then we hit the wall. Working long hours, […]

Sunday Inspiration #19

posted by Alex Blackwell

Today’s Sunday Inspiration: What wakes you up early every morning and keeps you going all day long. What sets your soul on fire? What do you do burn for? Your passion is truly an unstoppable force. About Alex Blackwell Alex […]

How to Say I Love You (Without Saying a Word)

posted by Alex Blackwell

“You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving.” – Unknown Words can be powerful. Carefully selected, words can tell someone exactly how you feel. Three powerful words often said with deliberate intention are, “I love you.” […]

30 Reasons Why I Will Always Love My Wife

posted by Alex Blackwell

“Eventually you will come to realize that love heals everything, and love is all there is.” – Gary Zukav On Friday, Mary Beth and I will share our 30th Valentine’s Day. But to be honest, we don’t celebrate in traditional […]

Sunday Inspiration #18

posted by Alex Blackwell

Today’s Sunday Inspiration: Bad behavior isn’t excusable, but when someone is having a lousy day or is feeling down, they may be facing some tough challenges. So, be kind – always. About Alex Blackwell Alex Blackwell is the author of […]

How to Focus More on What Truly Matters

posted by Alex Blackwell

Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it. – Greg Anderson Our lives can easily become overcrowded with worries and deadlines. So how do we turn down the volume […]

Forgiveness Quotes that will Free Your Heart

posted by Alex Blackwell

“There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love.” – Bryant H. McGill The purpose of forgiveness isn’t to let the person who hurt you off the hook; it’s about freeing yourself from the past so […]

Sunday Inspiration #17

posted by Alex Blackwell

Today’s Sunday Inspiration: Avoid the temptation to compare yourself to others. Your gifts are unique, needed by the world and make you you. About Alex Blackwell Alex Blackwell is the author of Letting Go: 25 True Stories of Peace, Hope […]

10 Ways to Lift Your Spirit

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“Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.” – Christian D. Larson Feeling discouraged, worn out or suffering from the Winter Blues? Try these 10 ways to […]

How to See the Glass as Half-Full

posted by Alex Blackwell

“Optimism refuses to believe that the road ends without options.” – Robert H. Schuller, Don’t Throw Away Tomorrow You don’t have to be born with a sunny disposition to look on the bright side. Here are some simple ways to […]

Sunday Inspiration #16

posted by Alex Blackwell

Today’s Sunday Inspiration: Your actions do make a difference. Even though the world is large and crowded, you’ve been given a light that has been designed to shine through the clutter. So, follow your heart and be the one today. […]

Best Inspirational Apps

posted by Alex Blackwell

“Doubt whom you will, but never yourself.” – Christian Nestell Bovee Smartphones and tablets have made finding inspiration a little easier. Here are some of the top rated, coolest apps you can download for keeping inspiration right at your fingertips. […]

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