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5 Truths to Tell Yourself Everyday

posted by Alex Blackwell

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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 by negative influences in your daily life. These things affect you whether you know it or not.

You may not immediately recognize the words or emotions that cause you to feel a little less than who you really are. If you are not reminded of how special you are or reminded of the positive, you tend to forget. The truth gets buried beneath the lies you hear every day.

You can restore your faith and your self-esteem by committing to remind yourself of your positive attributes – and truths. Here are five of these truths to tell yourself every day. Continue Reading This Post »

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 without even knowing it, you may have unintentionally and unknowingly become a glutton for punishment.

If these behaviors are left unchecked, it can lead to destructive decisions that can keep you from achieving true happiness. But you do have the ability to refrain from indulging in self-destructive activities.

To get started, here are 10 self-destructive habits to recognize and then eliminate to be happier: Continue Reading This Post »

Sunday Inspiration #55

posted by Alex Blackwell

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.

Forgive them

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Alex Blackwell is a father, husband and writer.

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 – a genuine, enjoyment of life.

You also used to dream; creating wonderful plans for you and for the people around you who matter.

Used to. Past tense.

Life took a twist. A gnarly one. Unpleasant things have happened and it had sucked you out of your energy. You began to worry more, became less passionate about things in life which used to get you all excited. You feel drained, tired, exhausted. You take fewer chances and became more timid, almost shying away from any of the challenges and delight. Continue Reading This Post »

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