Everyday Inspiration

Everyday Inspiration

Leaving the Past Behind

posted by Alex Blackwell

“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” – Buddha

What happened in the past should stay in the past. It doesn’t define your present value or worth – unless you allow it. When your thoughts continue going back to the past, you become stuck there and unable to move forward.

We all have made mistakes with job choices, friends and relationships. The consequences can hit us pretty hard. However, to begin learning how to put these experiences behind you – by letting go, you can begin living in the here and now.

Here are six ways to leave regret, sadness and your mistakes in the past and begin living for today. Continue Reading This Post »

10 Simple Ways to Get Happy

posted by Alex Blackwell

“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” – Dalai Lama

Happiness is like the wind. It’s either a gentle breeze that barely moves the leaves hanging on the trees or it’s a gust so strong that it seems like the wind is taking the leaves by the hand and helping them skip down the street.

Happiness is fluid because life is fluid – no two days are the same. Stress, anxiety and worry can make happiness stand still. On these days, the best thing to do is to welcome back happiness by taking control of your life and finding a way to get happy.

Wondering where to start? Try these 10 simple ways to get happy so you can begin skipping with the wind again. Continue Reading This Post »

How to Restore Self Confidence

posted by Alex Blackwell

“Smile, for everyone lacks self-confidence and more than any other one thing a smile reassures them.” – Andre Maurois

One of the gifts from growing older is we get to experience our personal challenges more often. Because of this, we can find ways to overcome these challenges – if we make the attempt.

I have spent the better part of the last 50 years coping with the challenge of restoring my self-confidence on the days when it feels like its slipping away. Growing up with a speech impediment and an alcoholic mother has made it more difficult to see myself as a confident man.

However, just as I can see the fall in confidence begin to happen, I’m also able to find my way back to confidence a litter sooner now. When I fall, I rely on what I’m still learning to help me restore my self-confidence. Continue Reading This Post »

8 Ways to Bring More Love into Your Life

posted by Alex Blackwell

“Where there is love there is life.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Love brings clarity and focus to your life. Love helps you see what is truly important compared to what is trivial. Love empowers you to help others find its healing grace while you are showered with its grace along the way.

To bring more love into your life, you may need to draw a new map or shake your compass a little if it’s stuck. Finding new ways to let more love in your life can be simple to do when your heart is ready for the journey: Continue Reading This Post »

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