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Who said it: Eminem or tobyMac?

posted by Alex Blackwell

“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

posted by Alex Blackwell

“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 […]

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The Three Faces of Forgiveness

posted by Alex Blackwell

“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 […]

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How to Get Your Dreams Back on Track

posted by Alex Blackwell

“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 […]

Sage Advice for the Graduates

posted by Alex Blackwell

“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 […]

10 Powerfully Inspiring Quotes from Dr. Wayne Dyer

posted by Alex Blackwell

“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, […]

10 Simple Words to Live By

posted by Alex Blackwell

“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 […]

10 Morning Rituals that Bring Inspiration

posted by Alex Blackwell

“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 […]

5 Ideas to Simplify Your Life

posted by Alex Blackwell

“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 […]

20 Ways to Jump Start Your Inspiration

posted by Alex Blackwell

“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

posted by Alex Blackwell

“ 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 […]

10 Truths that Will Change Your Life

posted by Alex Blackwell

“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

posted by Alex Blackwell

“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 […]

How to Feel Good on the Inside

posted by Alex Blackwell

“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 […]

10 Quotes about Spring to Inspire You

posted by Alex Blackwell

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

posted by Alex Blackwell

“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 […]

Making Your Dreams Come True (6 Questions to Ask)

posted by Alex Blackwell

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

posted by Alex Blackwell

“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 […]

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 […]

12 Wise Old Sayings That Keep Inspiring

posted by Alex Blackwell

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? […]

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

posted by Alex Blackwell

“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 […]

10 Inspirational Quotes to Encourage You this Winter

posted by Alex Blackwell

“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 […]

The 10 Most Inspirational Facebook Pages

posted by Alex Blackwell

“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 […]

Faith: Live It. Give It!

posted by Alex Blackwell

“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 […]

5 Ways to Slow Down and Enjoy Life More

posted by Alex Blackwell

“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

posted by Alex Blackwell

“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 […]

10 Ways to Live More Simply

posted by Alex Blackwell

“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

posted by Alex Blackwell

“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 […]

The Fundamentals for a Good Life

posted by Alex Blackwell

“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 […]

10 Goals for the World to Achieve in 2015

posted by Alex Blackwell

“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

posted by Alex Blackwell

“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, […]

10 Stress-Busting Ways to Enjoy the Holidays

posted by Alex Blackwell

“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, […]

How to Make More Time for You

posted by Alex Blackwell

“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

posted by Alex Blackwell

“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 […]

How to Find the Inspiration to Build Your Inner Strength

posted by Alex Blackwell

“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

posted by Alex Blackwell

“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 […]

10 Ways to Have More Peace in Your Life

posted by Alex Blackwell

“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 […]

How to Create Your “Perfect Moments” in Life

posted by Alex Blackwell

“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

posted by Alex Blackwell

“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 […]

How to Burn Brightly Without Burning Out

posted by Alex Blackwell

“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 […]

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 […]

How to Get Your Spark Back When Things Get Hard

posted by Alex Blackwell

“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

posted by Alex Blackwell

“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 […]

12 Creative Ways to say “Thank You”

posted by Alex Blackwell

“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

posted by Alex Blackwell

“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, […]

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 […]

How to Be Positive When the World Feels Dark

posted by Alex Blackwell

“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

posted by Alex Blackwell

“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 […]

A Simple Guide to Stressing Less

posted by Alex Blackwell

“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

posted by Alex Blackwell

“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 […]

8 Ways to Ruin a Healthy Relationship

posted by Alex Blackwell

“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

posted by Alex Blackwell

“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 […]

Messages of Faith

posted by Alex Blackwell

“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 […]

10 Ways to Say Goodbye to Summer

posted by Alex Blackwell

“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

posted by Alex Blackwell

“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. […]

10 Signs You Have a Healthy Relationship

posted by Alex Blackwell

“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

posted by Alex Blackwell

“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 […]

10 Self-Care Tips for a Happier Life

posted by Alex Blackwell

“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

posted by Alex Blackwell

“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. […]

How to Thrive after 50

posted by Alex Blackwell

“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?

posted by Alex Blackwell

“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 […]

10 Essential Back to School Supplies

posted by Alex Blackwell

“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 […]

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 […]

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

posted by Alex Blackwell

“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 […]

The Essentials for a Happier Life

posted by Alex Blackwell

“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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Simple Methods for Boosting Your Willpower

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“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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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

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“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 […]

The Gift of Friendship

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“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

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“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, […]

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

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“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

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“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 […]

How to Focus More on What Truly Matters

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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

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“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 […]

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

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“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 […]

Best Inspirational Apps

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“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. […]

The Joy of Being Alone

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“What a lovely surprise to finally discover how unlonely being alone can be.” – Ellen Burstyn Aloneness does not have to mean being lonely. There are simple, wonderful things you can enjoy about your solitude. Re-read a book from your […]

How to Develop Selfless Compassion

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“So if we love someone, we should train in being able to listen. By listening with calm and understanding, we can ease the suffering of another person.” – Thich Nhat Hanh Being compassionate is a trait you can learn, like […]

5 Simple Secrets to a Happy Life

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“Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.” – Guillaume Apollinaire A simple life is a happy life. Here are a five ways to unlock the secrets to living simply and happily. […]

10 Ways to Open Your Mind to New Possibilities

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“Those who improve with age embrace the power of personal growth and personal achievement and begin to replace youth with wisdom, innocence with understanding, and lack of purpose with self-actualization.” – Bo Bennett Sometimes even the smallest shift in thinking […]

How to Create a Simpler Life

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“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” – Confucius Could you enjoy your life more if it were slowed down a little bit? This post will show you how to achieve that effect. Learn to say […]

5 Gifts You Can Give the World in 2014

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“If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend—that would be giving as the angels give.” – George MacDonald With a New Year comes New […]

10 Inspirational One-Sentence Quotes

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Need a little motivational pick me up for the soul? Try these quick quotes on for size. Quotes don’t need to be very long to inspire you; some of the shortest quotes pack the most punch. “The journey of a […]

How to Recover from Holiday Burn Out

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“It’s very important that we re-learn the art of resting and relaxing. Not only does it help prevent the onset of many illnesses that develop through chronic tension and worrying; it allows us to clear our minds, focus, and find […]

Bouncing Back from a Bad Day

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“You become a champion by fighting one more round. When things are tough, you fight one more round.” – James Corbett If you’ve been having a rough day, you may be ready to throw in the towel. But don’t give […]

How to Get into the Holiday Spirit

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“Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts.” – Janice Maeditere The holidays are a time for joy, love, and celebration. However, many of us are too busy and stressed to see the forest for […]

10 Ways to Say ‘Thank You’

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“When you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect toward others.” –Dalai Lama When someone does something nice for you, the natural response is to want to thank them. But what if a plain old “thank you” just isn’t […]

How to Let Go of the Familiar and Make A Change

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“Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t.” – Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free Do you ever dream […]

5 Keys to a Joyful (Stress-Free) Holiday

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“The joy of brightening other lives, bearing each others’ burdens, easing other’s loads and supplanting empty hearts and lives with generous gifts becomes for us the magic of Christmas.” – W. C. Jones The holiday season is about love and […]

5 Simple Steps to Being More Positive

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“We don’t see things as they are; we see them as we are.” – Anais Nin We often don’t realize just how impactful our thoughts and words are. Here are five practical ways to recognize negativity and take the steps […]

How to Let Go of Pain and Forgive

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“He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself; for every man has need to be forgiven.” –Thomas Fuller When you hold onto pain, it makes you feel validated and powerful. The secret though about […]

5 Ways to Feel Less Lonely

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“Language… has created the word ‘loneliness’ to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word ‘solitude’ to express the glory of being alone.” – Paul Tillich Everyone craves and needs social engagement. Personal interactions are good […]

Small Words with Big Meanings

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“Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.” – Buddha The words we use every day have the power to influence for better or worse. Even the smallest of phrases or words can impact those around […]

Simple Tips for Getting Out of a Rut

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“With a new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” – Eleanor Roosevelt It is inevitable. In your fitness goals, career goals, or simply daily living, you will fall into a sense of complacency and start to go through the […]

How to Savor Life

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“It’s only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth – and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up – that we will begin to live each day to […]

10 Wonderful Things to Say Yes To

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“Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.” – Rumi How many times do you hear, “No” in a day? Do you hear the word from your boss, partner or child? How many times do you say, […]

How to Let Go of Unhealthy Attachments

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“Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it.” – Ann Landers Learning how to […]

25 True Stories of Letting Go

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“Nothing in the universe can stop you from letting go and starting over.” – Guy Finley My new book, Letting Go: 25 True Stories of Peace, Hope and Surrender, is now available exclusively from Amazon. The project started last January […]

The Must-Haves for a Meaningful Life

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“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 The meaning of life has intrigued philosophers, writers, scientists, and theologians for centuries. While […]

A Guide for Setting Boundaries for Healthy Relationships

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“Trust is to human relationships what faith is to gospel living. It is the beginning place, the foundation upon which more can be built. Where trust is, love can flourish.” – Barbara Smith Communication The most effective cornerstone in any […]

10 Ideas for Bringing More Laughter into Your Life

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“The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter.” – Mark Twain Laughter is important to living—it relieves tension, decreases stress, makes you feel more relaxed, and increases happiness. Here are ten ideas for bringing more laughter […]

Why You Deserve Love

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“You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” – Buddha Many people struggle with the concept of love. They struggle to believe that they deserve love and can have a healthy relationship with […]

Three Ways to Improve Your Decision Making

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“Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson In order to improve the quality and confidence you have in the decisions you make, as well as developing more trust in the decisions […]

10 Ways to Get Motivated

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“The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Thomas Edison Whether you’re starting a business, trying to clean the house, or something in between, it can be hard to get motivated sometimes. Here […]

Where to Find Inspiration

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“You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.” – Jack London Sometimes the world seems to be saying, “Give up,” because the odds are just too much. When this happens, the best thing to […]

How to Start Over When Things Fall Apart

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“Nothing in the universe can stop you from letting go and starting over.” – Guy Finley Sometimes life doesn’t work out the way you had hoped. No matter how much you plan, prepare or pray, the unexpected can strike – […]

20 Everyday Things to Celebrate

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When you are working hard every day and don’t see any noticeable progress, it can feel like those major moments of celebration are few and far between. What if I told you though that you already have plenty of opportunities […]

5 Simple Steps for Feeling More Peaceful

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“For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Having peace is something that can be compared to a tranquil ocean, an amazing sunrise, or a serene forest. Getting mental […]

How to Unplug and Start Connecting

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“Communication – the human connection – is the key to personal and career success.” – Paul J. Meyer During a recent family vacation, Emily, my younger daughter, invited two friends to our vacation home in Florida. We picked up Abby […]

Four Simple Actions that Bring Happiness

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“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” – Dalai Lama Autumn is here. The cooler temperatures and turning leaves is a reminder that change is in the air. As each autumn day passes, the sun […]

12 Little Things that Make a Big Difference

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“Enjoy the little things, for one day you make look back and realize they were the big things.” – Robert Brault The little things can be found in how we live, how we love and how we can make the […]

You Are Stronger than You Think

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“Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” –A.A. Milne You don’t have to bring a Herculean effort to the challenges you face. You just have to rely […]

How to Be Good for the World

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“Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have.” – Margaret Mead The world is hurting, again. Yesterday was exceptionally busy – even for a Monday. When the workday finally came […]

10 Ways to Increase Your Creativity

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“Creativity makes a leap, then looks to see where it is.” – Mason Cooley Are you looking for new ways to solve problems or innovative strategies to approach difficult situations? Increasing your creativity could be the answer. But don’t think […]

Leaving the Light On

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“Now, God be praised, that to believing souls gives light in darkness, comfort in despair.” – William Shakespeare The lights in my house are burning a little later these days. My daughter and son have returned home, but for different […]

Show Real Love

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“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” – Mother Teresa The Syrian debate is raging. Caught in the rhetoric’s crossfire isn’t the Democrats or Republicans; it’s the Syrian people who […]

How to Fuel Your Life

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“I am building a fire, and every day I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match.” – Mia Hamm If you’re like me, there are some days when life feels like a grind. […]

5 Reasons to Get Out of Bed Early

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“Lose an hour in the morning, and you will be all day hunting for it.” – Richard Whately I’ve always been an early riser. The habit started more than 35 years ago when I was in high school. I got […]

Believe in Something

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“To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.” ― Mahatma Gandhi What do you believe? What gives you hope? What makes you want to shout from the rooftop? What sets your soul on fire? No matter if […]

Leaving the Past Behind

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“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 – […]

10 Simple Ways to Get Happy

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“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 […]

How to Restore Self Confidence

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“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 […]

8 Ways to Bring More Love into Your Life

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“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 […]

Simple Things to be Grateful for in Life

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“When I allow myself to celebrate what is good in my life that vibration ripples in my life and the world.” – Ellen Miller When you wake up in the morning what’s the first thought that goes through your mind? […]

5 Ways to Overcome Loneliness

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“Pray that your loneliness may spur you into finding something to live for, great enough to die for.” – Dag Hammarskjold In our over connected world, there’s an expectation that you constantly need to be doing things like emailing, texting, […]

How to Feel More Alive

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“Every day is a good day to be alive, whether the sun’s shining or not.” – Marty Robbins The sun is rising a little later and setting a little earlier these days. Summer is courageously holding on, but it can […]

50 Ways to Show Your Love

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“Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.” – Oscar Wilde Every day you have the opportunity to show your love. On some days you have many opportunities. You […]

8 Ways to Energize Your Exercise Routine

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“I have never taken any exercise except sleeping and resting.” – Mark Twain Summer is slowly winding down. Vacations are wrapping up as students are getting ready to head back to school. Soon, sun screen and flip flops will be […]

The Promise of a Red Sky at Night

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“Red sky at night, sailor’s delight. Red sky in morning, sailor’s warning.” – weather lore For the past week, my family and I have been enjoying a vacation at the beach. We all needed this break from our busy lives. […]

How to Keep Your Faith Strong in Tough Times

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“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. Life can be bittersweet sometimes. There are some days when it seems like every wish or dream is coming true. And […]

10 Essential Values to Live By

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“It’s not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.” – Roy Disney Becoming aware of your values gives your life a sharper focus and better clarity. Your most important values serve as a filter through which […]

A Simple Guide to a Blissful Vacation

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“A vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it in.” – Robert Orben Vacation is here! July 25th has been circled on my desk calendar for the last two months – the day my family and […]

12 Ways to Keep Life Simple (But Still Have Meaning)

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“Life is like art. You have to work hard to keep it simple and still have meaning.” – Charles de Lint Living a meaningful life is enriching, rewarding and incredibly empowering. But best of all, living a meaningful life doesn’t […]

The Secret to Lasting Love

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There’s only one secret to lasting love. And here it is: There’s no secret at all. Like most things in life, anything worth having takes effort, commitment and a dose of faith. Love is the same way. Or at least […]

Be Still

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Every now and then it’s a good idea to slow down, put life on hold and be still. In the stillness, you can… – hear yourself think – notice the sound of the wind – feel your heart beat – […]

10 Uplifting Quotes When Life is Hard

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“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin” – Mother Teresa Some days seem harder than others. On these days, mistakes seem magnified and the insults cut a little deeper. Some days life […]

How to Keep Moving Forward

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“You are always a student, never a master. You have to keep moving forward.” – Conrad Hall Sometimes even when each step is planned with a flexible precision, life can surprise you. The unexpected bill; the unpredicted choice; or the […]

20 Small Ways to Show Love Everyday

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““We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.” – Sam Keen After more than 28 years of marriage, I’ve told me wife, “I love you” over a million times. […]

When You Feel Like Giving Up

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“Never give up on your dream… because you never know what the Lord can bless you with.” – Kelly Rowland A note from Alex: Bookmark this post for the days when you feel like giving up. And when those days […]

8 Reasons to Let Go of the Past

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“Letting go gives us freedom and freedom is the only condition for happiness.” – Thich Nhat Hanh Letting go of the past might be one of the hardest things you do. It’s hard to do because the need to hold […]

Free to Be

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“You are always free to change your mind and choose a different future, or a different past.” – Richard Bach Today is Independence Day in the United States – the Fourth of July. More than 200 years ago, the American […]

The Most Amazing Life Lessons

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“Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson I turn 51 years old on Friday, July 5. A few weeks ago, my older daughter, Caitlin, checked the baseball schedule and noticed […]

10 Things to Say or Do Every Day

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“Give in to love or live in fear.” – Jonathan Larson Several years ago while travelling on business in New York City, I had the opportunity to see the Broadway musical Rent. Jonathan Larson’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning […]

15 Ways to Live with Passion

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“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” – Oprah Winfrey Sometimes I can get so caught up in the act of living that I forget why I’m living. While it’s important to do […]

A Monday – Friday Happiness Plan

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Do weekends make you happy? From catching up on your sleep to enjoying a lazy Sunday brunch, weekends offer the chance to step of your routine, do things differently and soak in as much happiness as you can before the […]

10 Beautiful Things about Love

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“Love must be learned, and learned again and again; there is no end to it.” – Katherine Anne Porter This Saturday, after running the errands, getting the car wash and cutting the grass, Mary Beth and I have a date. […]

The Art of Staying Positive

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“You can focus on what’s wrong in your life or you can focus on what’s right.” – Marianne Williamson I’ve been waiting for my tax refund check for over a month now. After calling the Kansas City Department of Revenue […]

20 Simple Prayers to Inspire and Encourage

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“Prayer is nothing else than a sense of God’s presence” – Brother Lawrence When my brother unexpectedly died, the pain cut a wound deep into my soul. Eric’s death sent me spinning into a dark hole of guilt, shame and […]

Something Beautiful

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“No matter how hard the situation is, always believe that something beautiful is going to happen.” – Unknown Every day is a reminder of something beautiful. When your dreams seem scattered and the rain won’t stop, there are still beautiful […]

Go Ahead – Set the World on Fire

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“Be who God meant you to be, and you will set the world on fire.” – St Catherine of Siena What do you burn for? Is it your family, career or a cause? What makes your heart sing? Is it […]

How to Find Everyday Inspiration

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“When you do not know what you are doing and what you are doing is the best — that is inspiration.” – Robert Bresson Welcome to Everyday Inspiration. My name is Alex Blackwell. For the past four years I’ve been […]

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