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A Quote to Live By

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined.” Henry David Thoreau Whatever you were put on this earth to do, do it today. Don’t delay. Don’t look back. Run like crazy towards your passion and […]

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Rewriting Your Bucket List

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

“Oh the places you’ll go! There is fun to be done! There are points to be scored. There are games to be won.” My friends who have known me a long time can attest that I’m always into something. I’ve […]

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Looking for Life Beyond Your Comfort Zone

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

There’s a good chance you were meant for more than what you’re doing right now. Think about it. What did you want to be when you were a child? Before anyone told you it wasn’t possible? Before you convinced yourself […]

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Happy at Work: The Art of Occupational Gratitude

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

We talked about waking with restless enthusiasm and how what you do for a living plays a major role in that. Are you happy because you live out of your passion… or are you merely going to work? Let me […]

‘Restless Enthusiasm': Does Your Life Make You Happy?

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

A few months ago, I saw this graduation speech floating around in cyberspace. The headline alone was very catchy: “Don’t work. Be hated. Love someone.” It’s an ode to living passionately, whether it’s in your job or your relationships. One […]

Beliefnet Blogger Gabrielle Bernstein Gets Engaged (and a Few Thoughts on Letting Go)

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

First off, big congrats to Beliefnet blogger, author and Spirit Junkie Gabrielle Bernstein on her recent engagement in the “city of love”, Paris. In this video blog, she not only shares her exciting story, but also offers an inspiring lesson […]

Just Say No to Beating Yourself Up

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

One of my favorite parts about writing this blog is that it’s been like holding a mirror up to myself. I mean, how can I tell you not to worry if I worry all the time? It’s caused a lot […]

Don’t Get Stuck in the Storm

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

We are fortunate here at Beliefnet to work on the 19th floor of a building that is poised on the edge of Norfolk. From the office window where the editors work, our view spans across at least five cities. We […]

Rewriting Your Fairy Tale

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

In a movie that came out not too long ago, a 40-something woman reads a storybook to her friend’s daughter. As they approach the last page, she read, “‘… and Cinderella and the prince lived happily ever after.’” She closes […]

Reinventing Time and Balance

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

Today’s guest blog comes from Marney K. Makridakis, author of Creating Time. She founded the Artella online community for creators of all kinds and the print magazine Artella. A popular speaker and workshop leader, she created the ARTbundance approach of […]

Jane Fonda on Aging and The Third Act of Life

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

Can you tell I’ve been on a TedTalk kick lately? I love these mini-lectures. So full of wisdom… This one by Jane Fonda is particularly insightful. As you age, know that the third act of your life can be the […]

The Secret to Happiness

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

I’ve been your faithful Beliefnet editor and Inspiration blogger for more than a year now. Whenever people ask me what I do, I tell them that I write about how to be happy. Almost immediately, their next question is, “So […]

Keep Moving Forward

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

Oh, the crazy things I do for a medal and a t-shirt… This past weekend I ran my third half marathon. My running partner and I were aware something might go wrong when a day or two before the race, […]

How to Get Inspired Anytime, Anywhere

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

Today’s guest blogger is mother, writer and filmmaker Kristen Wolf. Her latest book is called The Way, an O Magazine fall reading list pick (yep, that’s Oprah). Enjoy! If you asked ten people how they connect with their spirit, you […]

No More “Should’s”

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

“I should be a better mother.” “I should be in that corner office.” “I shouldn’t feel this way. It’s wrong.” The deadly “should’s” of life… They place little bars of expectation over our heads — telling us what we need […]

Be Expectant and Miracle-Ready

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

I thought I was out of wedding season, but after New Years, I found many friends getting engaged and planning their nuptials. I see lots of bridal magazines, countdowns and conversations about the many, many different shades of white. My […]

You Are Not a Super Hero: The Joy of Asking for Help

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

Nobody, but nobody Can make it out here alone. ~ Maya Angelou I’m not entirely sure how I got to be so independent. I come from a fairly involved family, and my upbringing was monitored and supported by my parents […]

Great Break-Ups Songs

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

One of our editors Stephen Russ put together this fun gallery of great break-up songs. I know I’ve utilized the power of these tunes to help me get over lame relationships. If you need to be empowered, check it out! […]

The Need for Praise (or How to Stop Complaining and Love Your Life)

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

I wrote about a vow to stop complaining last week and it’s interesting how much it’s made me mindful of my speech. I found myself projecting negativity when I really didn’t need to and definitely didn’t want to. Yuck! I’m […]

The ‘No Complaining’ Day

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

Recently it dawned on me that I’ve been complaining a lot. Work woes, weight-gain blues, vague “what-am-I-doing-with-my-life” worries… And generally my life is pretty groovy, so it’s like my brain is hunting for things to be perturbed about. I know […]

How to Find Your Passion

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

One of the things I enjoy most is watching someone doing what they love. When a friend, loved one or even a total stranger finds their groove in life, it just lights something up on the inside of me. I’ve […]

10 Ways to Bring Joy into Your Life

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

The following is from Michele Rosenthal, author of Before the World Intruded: Conquering the Past and Creating the Future. Enjoy! There was a time in my life I didn’t believe I’d ever feel joy again. A horrible illness had befallen […]

‘It’s Not What You Did, It’s How You Live’

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

I love this inspirational song by Point of Grace. It always brings a smile to my face. Remember, always turn up the music. This post makes me feel…Inspired (0) Motivated (0) Happy (0) Better (0) Challenged (0)

Your True Life Love Stories

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

Last week, I asked you dear readers to share with me how you met your Valentines. What an overwhelming response! Counting Facebook friends, I had at least 100 stories. Some of them almost made me cry. You’ve had romance worthy […]

Video: Are You Unlucky in Love? Stop the Loneliness

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

So, we’ve been gabbing a lot about love lately. You are sending me love stories of how you met your Valentines. Spirit Junkie Gabrielle Bernstein shared a meditation for romance. We even got a definition of love from 1 Corinthians […]

The Lessons of Fear: What You’re So Afraid of Says A Lot about You

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

“Fear is a friend who’s misunderstood.” John Mayer, “The Heart of Life” I wrote against fear last week, and I firmly believe that it is among the most troublesome mental predators that we deal with. That said, fear can serve […]

Chinese New Year Quotes and Proverbs

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

Today is the Chinese New Year! Whether you celebrate it or not, I’m into any holiday that allows you to refocus and start again. So, to usher in the Year of the Dragon, here are some Chinese proverbs to give […]

Lessons Learned in Taking a Leap of Faith

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

Today’s guest blogger is a favorite of mine. I stumbled upon Carmen and her blog Life Blessons after she wrote an article for Relevant Magazine. I hope you enjoy her contribution to the Inspiration Report. Thank you so much to […]

What Do You Believe?

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

Belief makes things real Makes things feel… Belief makes things true Things like you ~Gavin DeGraw, “Belief” In this new year of simplicity, I’m beginning to realize that so much of our thoughts and feelings come from one central place: […]

Christine Arylo Asks 3 Questions for Your New Year

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

So we’re still in the early part of 2012 which means that it’s not too late to make some resolutions. Our Queen of Self-Love Christine Arylo has some questions for you that will let you reflect on last year to […]

Learning to Bless the Broken Road

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

I’m sitting here at my desk listening to a few songs and the old Rascal Flatts’ tune “Bless the Broken Road” turned up on my playlist. You’ve probably heard it before, as it’s a very popular country song. It’s all […]

Are You Having Fun at Your Own Party?

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

I like throwing dinner parties. When I got serious about cooking a few years ago, I was playing chef to anyone who was willing. The first thing I realized about entertaining is how easy it is to get wrapped up […]

My One-Word New Year’s Resolution

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

I always make resolutions in the New Year. Every year, I enjoy making new goals for myself and seeing how I can accomplish them. Some of my goals this year are concrete. I’d like to run another marathon. I’d like […]

What Would You Do with Your Last Year on Earth?

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

Let’s be clear. The world isn’t ending on December 21, despite what you’ve read or heard. At least, I’m pretty sure it’s not. That said, what if it were? All the Mayan calendar hoopla got me thinking how differently I […]

Top 10 Inspiring Blog Posts of 2011

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

In the right column, you can see the blog posts that got the most comments, and they are some of my favorites as well. However, here are the blog posts that you loved the most. They got the most views […]

Jumpstart Your Resolutions with ’30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself’

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

I saw this list floating around Facebook, and it’s powerful stuff if you can get a grasp on it. Everyone wants a better 2012 than 2011 was. We want to improve and evolve as human beings. I think this list […]

The Hope of Christmas: A Promise Kept

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

You are savvy readers here at the Inspiration Report. So I know that in spite of all the hustle and bustle of the season, you haven’t forgotten the real reason why we celebrate Christmas. This year I am pondering it […]

Gabrielle Bernstein: How to Be a Miracle Worker

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

We love Gabby Bernstein here on the Inspiration Report. She’s been kind enough to lend us some great guest blogs such as “I Believe in Miracles”. I’ve also had the pleasure of interviewing her on her latest book. Check out […]

It’s Okay to Be Happy

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

For being an Inspiration Editor and generally content person, I’m always surprised at how pessimistic I can be. As mentioned earlier, November was a rough month for me. However, in a miraculous way that I can only describe as an […]

Bloom Where You’re Planted

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

It’s tough when you feel like you’re stuck. Whether it’s in traffic, an elevator or just in a rut, it’s no fun. In fact, it can be downright stifling. It’s especially difficult when you’re trying to get out. I have […]

Video: Kitten Gets a Big Snuggle Hug

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

Do you need a hug? This video will make you smile. I have no idea who owns these cats or how they got where they are, but they’re perfectly darling and they illustrate a wonderful point. It gets scary sometimes, […]

‘It’s Not Over Yet': The 11th Hour Miracle

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

This year is drawing to a close. As we hang the holly and shop for gifts, we know the end of 2011 is looming. How was your 2011? Was it a good year for you or was it difficult? For […]

Inspiration from Bruno Mars and Sesame Street

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

Here’s a cute song from Bruno Mars along with the gang from Sesame Street. Sure it’s for kids but I think there’s a lot of wisdom in this. When you feel like something is too hard for you to do, […]

How Do You Start Your Day?

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

What’s the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning? As soon as your eyes flutter, what’s the first thing you reach for? The first actions of the morning are important and set the tone for the […]

4 Ways to Choose Happiness: Lessons from America’s Elders

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

Today’s guest blog comes from Dr. Karl Pillemer, author of 30 Lessons for Living: Tried and True Advice from the Wisest Americans. Enjoy! A perennial question is: What makes us happy? Indeed, there’s so much interest in this topic that […]

Have a Little Faith: The Film Based on the Book by Mitch Albom

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

I encountered Have a Little Faith by Mitch Albom (Tuesdays with Morrie, The Five People You Meet in Heaven) last year when I was on a kick with audio books from the library. I listened to it all in one […]

New York City Vacation Giveaway: Go on a Big Apple Adventure

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

I can read it in your comments. You really need a vacation. Let us take you to the most exciting city in the world. Beliefnet has an awesome giveaway going on right now. You can win a free trip to […]

When It Comes to Your Dream, ‘Go For It and Never Let Go’

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

No matter who and where you are as you read this blog, I know that you have a dream. There’s something inside of you that you are dying to unleash — a mission, a calling, a longstanding prayer. An adventure […]

Valorie Burton: Is It Time to Tame Your To-Do List?

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

Today’s guest blogger is the fabulous Valorie Burton. She’s a speaker, personal and executive coach and the author of many great books including her latest Where Will You Go from Here?: Moving Forward When Life Doesn’t Go as Planned. Enjoy! […]

Healing after Heartache: Decide to Let Go and Move On

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

So it’s no secret, I’ve been having a rough time lately. I’ll spare you the gory details. Needless to say, in the past few week I’ve had tears that I felt would never stop and hopes that washed away with […]

Does Your Day Need a Reset Button?

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

Remember the original Nintendo gaming consoles? They were a bulky gray box with an opening for the cartridges and two buttons: one for power, one for reset. If you hit reset, the game would stop wherever it was and automatically […]

Tara Stiles: ‘Be Kind to People and See What Happens’

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

I enjoy video blogs from New York City yoga instructor and author Tara Stiles. She wrote the book Slim Calm Sexy Yoga: 210 Proven Yoga Moves for Mind/Body Bliss and has a great website dedicated to yoga and feeling your […]

Halloween: Curse the Darkness or Light a Candle

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

This time of year, I enjoy a few a scary movies with friends and definitely over indulge my sweet tooth. But generally I’ve never made a big fuss about Halloween. It was neutral in my book. I was tempted to […]

What’s Your Stress Reliever?

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

I can’t lie. It’s been a little stressful lately. As I mentioned before, seasons changing bring about a lot of things to get adjusted to. Some good, some bad and a lot that is still to be determined. And I’m […]

Do You Have Happy Heart?

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

“Are you happy?” My dining companion was in between nachos when I asked the question. At first he looked perplexed and, after a bite he responded, “You mean, right now?” “Yeah,” I said. “In your life, right now, are you […]

Kris Carr Shares Her ‘Crazy Sexy Life’ on Oprah’s Network

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

Just a few of my favorite things are colliding this Sunday. First of all, we all know that Oprah has her own TV network now. Literally, it’s called OWN. This Sunday, they are featuring “Super Soul Sunday”, television programming dedicated […]

Amy Ahlers on ‘Big Fat Lies Women Tell Themselves’

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

Ladies, did you know that you’ve been lying to the most important person in your life — you? It’s true! Every time you tell yourself you’re not good enough or pretty enough, you’ve believed a harmful myth. I am loving […]

What Would You Tell Your Younger Self?

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

A few months ago on Twitter, people were completing this sentence: “Dear Younger Self, ________.” Essentially, it’s a letter from you to the you from years ago. When I encountered the question, it got me thinking. Wow, so much I […]

Breast Cancer Awareness: Finding Inspiration in the Fight

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I don’t know anyone who hasn’t been affected by this terrible disease in some way. The mother of my best childhood friend died from it many years ago, and I’m still haunted by the […]

4 Simple Ways to Make Someone Smile

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

Today is World Smile Day. Back in 1963, a Massachusetts artist named Harvey Ball designed the original smiley face and it remains an iconic image of happiness and good will towards others. Having a smile is not as important as […]

Can Less Mean More Happiness?

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

You know I’m a fan of TED Talks. These mini lectures can be very interesting and inspiring. This one caught my eye. Have you considered having less stuff? I mean, really downsize your life? I agree with this speaker that […]

How to Hope When You Feel Hopeless

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

I read all the comments that are posted on this blog. You inspire many of the topics that I cover here on The Inspiration Report. A comment came in on When Were Your Prayers Answered? – which was a piece […]

This Is Your Life, Breathe It In

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

As I’ve mentioned, autumn blew in a lot of change for me. Seems like overnight, things were different in every area of life – work, family, relationships, and everything in between. Some were good… really good, like things I’d been […]

Christine Arylo: The Big Fat Lie About Love

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

I’m a fan of Christine Arylo, but you already know this. I’ve featured her video once before: Christine Arylo on Learning to Love Yourself after Loss. I’ve also interviewed her further on the topic of self-love. In her story, we […]

Joel Osteen: Are You Grateful Today?

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

When things are tough, it’s hard to be grateful. The dark cloud of pessimism looms over you and puts a shadow over everything you see. I know it can be hard to focus on anything else besides what’s going wrong. […]

Laughing Through the Years

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

It’s amazing how laughter is contagious. I watched this video and could not stop laughing myself. Here’s a video that shows how great it is to laugh all the way from infancy to the golden years. LAUGHS! from Everynone on […]

All I Need to Know I Learned from Charlie Bucket

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

Today’s post is from guest blogger Joann Davis. Enjoy! When I was growing up in the 1950s, the arrival of Labor Day meant one horrible thing—that the lazy dog days of summer were over and that the opening of school […]

How Do You Beat the Blues?

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

Here at the Inspiration Report, I obviously like to focus on the positive things. However, I live in the real world, and I know that every day isn’t rainbows and sunshine. Sometimes, frankly, life is hard; it’s easy to get […]

The Good Life by OneRepublic

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

A playlist of songs that make me smile is essential to keeping me happy and inspired. Here’s another one by the band OneRepublic. I first heard this song during the movie trailer for Eat Pray Love. It always reminds me […]

Accentuate the Positive

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

What are you paying attention to these days? What seems to be on a continuous loop on the record player of your mind? I’m amazed at how much time I can spend thinking about things that make me upset. What […]

What Do You Do If the Lights Go Out?

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

Here on the east coast we’re bracing ourselves for the first big hurricane of the season, Hurricane Irene. I’ve lived in the region most of my life, so I’m hardly panicked. So long as it’s not a major hurricane, all […]

Be Grateful Even When Life Is Hard

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

I read all the comments that you post on The Inspiration Report. I’m glad that we can share our lives within this forum. I know that many of you are looking for happiness in your lives after loss and tragedy. […]

Wayne Dyer on Living in Inspiration

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

Is being inspired something temporary? Like a stream you dip your toe in and out of? Or is inspiration a way of life? Here, author Wayne Dyer shares how being inspired really means living in spirit. If you liked this, […]

Uplifting Quotes from Hollywood’s Leading Ladies

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

Uplifting quotes are always a source of inspiration to me. So I’d like to share them more often in the Inspiration Report. It takes a lot of heart and determination to make it in Hollywood and it’s extra hard on […]

What’s On Your Vision Board?

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

Do you have a vision board? A place you can look at that shows images of things you would like to have or accomplish in your life? I’ve just been recently hipped to this whole notion, and I’m excited to […]

Be Brave for One Minute

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

“If only for today, I am not afraid.” Berlin The last few blogs have been about following your dreams and doing big things with your life. We’ve talked about bucket lists and examined the life of adventurer John Goddard. So, […]

Wouldn’t It Be Nice?

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

Any song played on the ukulele makes me happy. Somehow I stumbled upon this Beach Boys cover of “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” by She & Him. I hope it makes you smile like it did for me. This post makes me […]

Turning Your To-Do List into a Bucket List (and vice versa)

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

I was out Tuesday night and ran into a friend of mine who is on a quest worthy of blogging. He told me that his friends chide him, because he never watches the news. And why would he? He’s too […]

The Five Friends Everyone Should Have

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

It’s all about inspiring friendship this week.  We talked about our best friends and heard a great song about friendship by James Taylor and Carole King. Now, it’s time to highlight some great friends everyone should have. If you’re lucky, […]

Christine Arylo on Learning to Love Yourself after Loss

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

I recently spoke with Christine Arylo, the author of Choosing Me Before We, and… can I say wow! She really is the “Queen of Self-Love”. She devotes her life to teaching women how to love themselves in order to find […]

Labels, Titles and Who You Really Are

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

I just read a great article in Yoga Journal called “Who Do You Think You Are”. The author Sally Kempton writes on self-perception. She describes two people in situations that sent them into an identity crisis: an athletic woman who […]

Take a Compliment

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

Yesterday’s blog featured the “Queen of Self Love” Christine Arylo, and she did a great video on how to stop sabotaging your love life. I was particularly moved by one of her tips. It’s so easy, yet it’s something you […]

Are You Pushing Love Away?

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

Everybody wants to be loved, but do we really know how to receive it? Author and proclaimed “Queen of Self Love” Christine Arylo shares with you what you may be doing to block the channels of love in your life […]

When the Door Closes, Look for the Window

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

There’s a beautiful scene in The Sound of Music when a distraught Maria has just returned to her abbey after falling in love with the father of the children to whom she was a governess. Trying to make sense of […]

Be Yourself

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

It’s the simplest advice, isn’t it? We were born with the ability to do it. Be ourselves; think, behave and interact with others from our true nature. Sounds easy enough. So, where did we go wrong? I suppose it’s about […]

The Gift of a New Day

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

“I dare you to move / Like today never happened before” – Switchfoot I don’t think we take enough advantage of new days. Think about it. Whether you noticed or not, you got a second chance this morning. You were […]

Joel Osteen: The Power of Positive Words

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

I was touched by the response to Your Thoughts Create Your World. It takes a lot to change your thinking. Here is more encouragement from author and pastor Joel Osteen. This post makes me feel…Inspired (1) Motivated (1) Happy (2) Better (0) Challenged (0)

How to Heal a Broken Heart

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

This week’s blogs have sparked some interesting comments. On both Out Your Envy and Your Thoughts Create Your World, readers mentioned broken hearts and love lost. Heartache is the worse. It can sometimes sap every ounce of energy and optimism […]

Out Your Envy

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

“Don’t waste your time on jealousy. Sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes you’re behind. The race is long and, in the end, it’s only with yourself.” – Mary Schmich I am in love with my life. I honestly wouldn’t trade shoes with […]

Laughter Is An Instant Vacation

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

Did you know it’s healthy to laugh? It’s good for your body, soul and mind. So watch this video from our Inspired Faith section and give yourself a boost! More from Inspired Faith: Joy and Gratitude Make Gratitude a Habit […]

Stop Worrying and Enjoy the Moment

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

“It’s too good to be true.” Have you ever said that? It seems to apply to a myriad of situations. It looks like you’ll get the job you were wanting. Someone offers to pay a bill for you. Your spouse […]

Joy is Strength

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

“Nehemiah said, ‘Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.’” – Nehemiah […]

Attitude Is Everything: 7 Ways to Stay Positive

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

Attitudes are contagious. Is yours worth catching? Watch this inspirational video that shows 7 ways to stay positive. Also, if you haven’t yet, check out our new section: Inspired Faith. We have stories and videos that will lift your spirit […]

5 Things You Must Do Every Day

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

I’m still ruminating over Gretchen Rubin’s Happiness Project. I think it’s in my top 10 books that have changed the way I think and behave. In the book, the author takes a year to pursue happiness in the daily routine […]

What Are You Waiting For? Your Joy is Now!

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

A lady in waiting… That used to be me. I spent most of my teens and 20s wanting to get married. No, I mean, really wanting to get married. Sadly, in many ways, my happiness was put on hold for […]

The Spiritual Side of Cleaning Your Room

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

“Close the door on the past…Don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.” – Johnny Cash I recently read the book The Happiness Project, a book about a woman who […]

Five Things You Love about You

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

I’m borrowing this idea from Downtown Dharma, because it’s an excellent exercise in self-love. Could you list five things you love about yourself? I’ll go first. 1. I’m funny 2. I’m a writer 3. I have crazy, fun curly hair […]

Gratitude: The Secret to Practicing Happiness

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

This week’s theme is happiness. If you haven’t read the blogs, here’s a recap: It kicked off with a video from Pastor Joel Osteen on Habitual Happiness. Then, a discussion on What Makes You Happy. Followed by the results of […]

A Few of Your Favorite Things

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

In my pursuit of happiness, I’ve been doing an informal survey amongst my friends, family, co-workers and you precious Inspiration Report readers to discover what makes you happy. Interestingly enough, there were a lot of items that appeared on everyone’s […]

What Makes You Happy?

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

“Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens / Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens / Brown paper packages tied up with strings / These are a few of my favorite things” – Oscar Hammerstein II, ‘The Sound of Music’ […]

Joel Osteen on Habitual Happiness

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

If people were to describe you in one word, what would it be? I thought about that this weekend as I was going through a box of keepsakes. In many old letters, I noticed several friends wrote down that when […]

What Advice Would You Give the Class of 2011?

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

Graduation season is upon us. Doesn’t it come with a sense of hopefulness? For the graduates, so much as been accomplished and they have a blank slate ahead of them to fill with their wildest dreams. For family and friends, […]

Dreams Come True in Time

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

The other day, I was watching some old TV shows on my laptop. I love stand-up comedy and found an archive of old Comedy Central specials. It was all my favorite comics in some of their early performances. I laughed […]

Who Do You Think You Are?

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

I know you love these videos so I’ve another one for you. This world will put all kinds of labels on you, but this video will cause you to stop and think about who God says you are.     […]

The Power of the Olive Branch

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

I recently had an occasion to forgive and forget. It’s always tougher than it sounds. It got me thinking about an age-old symbol for peace and what it can teach us about loving our neighbor as ourselves. The olive branch […]

Turning Heartache into Hope

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

We’ve talked a lot about hope after loss on this blog. Grief in its many forms affects everyone, so I’ll always want to discuss how we can live our lives to the fullest in spite of its occasional pitfalls. In […]

What the Resurrection Means for You (even if you don’t believe)

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

April 17th this year began Holy Week. Palm Sunday, Passover, Maundy Thursday, and Good Friday all lead up to Easter Sunday. I know many of you will be observing the holiday season in a variety of ways. Obviously many go […]

I Believe in Miracles

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

Today’s guest blogger is Gabrielle Bernstein, motivational speaker and author of Add More ~Ing to Your Life. I believe in miracles. Period. Full stop. For some of you that may be a pretty ballsy statement—for others it may seem like […]

Free Hugs and Happiness

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

Here are some people out to spread the love. In London, England, there’s a group called Action for Happiness that has made it their members’ sole mission to make other people just a little bit happier. They give out free […]

What Your Words Say About You

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

Have you listened to yourself lately? What kind of words are coming out of your mouth? I’ve heard a person out loud berate themselves and it just disturbs me. “Ug! I’m so stupid. What’s wrong with me? I’ll never get […]

Be The Change

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

“Be the change you want to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi I visited a new church last Sunday. It was very small – less than 30 people. They meet out of a studio downtown and quickly tear down […]

Denying Fear

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

If you don’t know Gabrielle Bernstein, let’s make some introductions. She’s a motivational speaker and author of the popular book Add More ~ing To Your Life. On this blog, we’ve been talking a lot about hope in difficult circumstances and […]

Quiet Your Noisy Life

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

Readers, you and I both love these videos, so I found another one to share with you. I’m taking a few days to quiet my life as much as possible. I’m still going to work. I’m still talking with friends, […]

Hope… I Dare You

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

If I haven’t told you lately, I love you, dear readers. For the last few weeks, I’ve seen you pour out your hearts in response to blog posts like “Don’t Give Up”, “Count Your Blessings” and “Hope After Loss”. Your […]

Don’t Give Up

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

Everyone has dreams and hopes. Some are as grand as changing your career. Some are as small as getting through the day. Here’s a quick video to remind you to press on. Better days are on the way. This post […]

Hope After Loss

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

Last Tuesday’s blog sparked some interesting responses. I wrote on the importance of taking life one day at a time. Don’t fear about tomorrow and try to live in today. A woman wrote: My husband was killed in a small […]

Count Your Blessings

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

I love this video, because it so illustrated the point that, when everything looks half-empty, you can realize just how full your life really is. This post makes me feel…Inspired (8) Motivated (4) Happy (3) Better (1) Challenged (6)

One Day at a Time

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

I schedule a lot, probably too much. Even down to my meals, I have a mental calendar (and several tangible ones) of everything I’m doing at least two weeks out. It comes in handy when I’m at work, because I’m […]

Overcoming The Fear of Meditation

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

Meditation completely unnerves some people. I understand why. If I asked you to sit perfectly still and empty your mind or (worse yet) concentrate on one thing for longer than 30 seconds, I wonder how many of you could do […]

Laugh a Little

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

I figured you could use a laugh today. This is a clip from comedian Jim Gaffigan’s comedy special King Baby. It’s the only comedy album I own, and it’s my go-to stress reliever. Jim Gaffigan Online Sometimes you just need […]

Be Here Now: The Solution to Distracted Living

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

“Wherever you are, be all there.” – Jim Rohn It’s one of my favorite quotes and one of the hardest things to do. I live in my head a lot; it’s a horrible habit. Take for example right now. I’m […]

Choose to Be Free

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

I came across this young man’s vlog, and he has some inspiring videos. Thought I’d share one with you today. If you’ve been enslaved by negative thinking, choose to be free today.See more videos from More Life at www.morelifeinc.org. This […]

Operation Happiness

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

Yesterday, I was talking to a friend of mine who was lamenting the unexplained tragedies that had befallen her and people she loved. It’s been a frequent topic of conversation, and I’ve been there before. You’re staring at the mountain […]

The Starfish Story

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

Just when you think one person can’t make a difference…Read More:Jim Wallis on Making a Difference9 Ways to Create Positive Change10 Ways to Become a Sacred Activist This post makes me feel…Inspired (0) Motivated (1) Happy (0) Better (0) Challenged (0)

Think on These Things

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

Finally, brothers and sisters whatever is true whatever is noble whatever is right whatever is pure whatever is lovely whatever is admirable if anything is excellent or praiseworthy think about such things. – Philippians 4:8 NIV If you’ve ever wondered […]

Life Under Construction

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

As I type, all I can hear is the continuous shriek of drilling. My new home is being restructured. Since I stepped foot here a month ago, I’ve been ankle deep in debris and over my head in noise. Construction. […]

A New Way to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

I’ve had maybe one Valentine my whole life, so naturally I’ve had an odd relationship with this holiday. Some years, I tolerated it. Other years I ignored it altogether. And then there were those college years when I loathed it… […]

Further Thoughts on Friendship

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

The response to last week’s blog on Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King almost made me cry (see the comments). It’s so sweet to see so many people with precious, decade-spanning relationships. I’ve been thinking a lot about friendships since I […]

This Intentional Life

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

I love this website, Intent.com. The concept is so simple. It’s just people posting their daily intentions, and it’s very inspiring. “To act compassionately and passionately in all areas of my life and toward all beings” “Accept life as it […]

The Pursuit of Peace

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

“… Seek peace, and pursue it.” – Psalm 34:14b Yesterday, I was lying in a yoga studio listening to a woman softly tell me how to breathe. It was the end of our practice, and we were supposed to be […]

The Ten Things to Do When Your Life Falls Apart

posted by lbrockway

I am a huge Daphne Rose Kingma fan and so exited about her newest book. It really reminds me of the essence of what Beliefnet offers to readers. In Ten Things to Do When Your Life Falls Apart, her first […]

How to Find Your Inner Voice

posted by lbrockway

Guest Blog by By Dr. Brian Alman and Stephen Montgomery Here’s how to deal successfully with any physical or emotional challenge. It’s called the “Find Your Voice Process.”  Spend just a few minutes a day, and as often as needed, […]

What is Laughter? Share Your Thoughts for a New Book

posted by lbrockway

They say that laughter is the best medicine. It helps us heal, and keeps us light. It is a special elixir that brings vitality and a hopefulness. Author Lexie Brockway Potamkin is working on her fifth book in her “What […]

Follow Your Dreams with Lifeboard

posted by lbrockway

We came across a very cool New Year’s gift idea called “The Lifeboard.” It is basically an elegant game board that highlights the areas of life that most people are interesting in enhancing. It encourages you to create a vision […]

Terry Cole-Whittaker on Prosperity and Living Your Bliss

posted by lbrockway

Many people remember Terry Cole-Whittaker as a self-help evangelist of the eighties who preached prosperity and personal responsibility. She has shed that persona yet continues to  teach some of the same values, helping people get a grip on their own […]

Daylle Deanna Schwartz Launches a Self-Love Challenge

posted by lbrockway

Self-help books push building self-love but most people are still in short supply of it. It’s easy to encourage people to “love yourself” more and sounds good, except to those who don’t know how to start. With pressure to look […]

Rainn Wilson on The Charter for Compassion

posted by lbrockway

The Charter for Compassion is a document that transcends religious, ideological, and national difference. Supported by leading thinkers from many traditions, the Charter inspires worldwide community-based acts of compassion. Here, Rainn Wilson narates a video about this inspiring project. For […]

9 Ways to Turn Off Technology and Return to Love

posted by lbrockway

Guest Blog By Melissa Blackmon   Remember the days when you and your significant other talked for hours about everything, from your favorite movie to what your children’s names would be?   Fast forward a few years and your biggest conversation […]

Quotes About Being Honest with Yourself

posted by lbrockway

1.       “Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.” – Sigmund Freud   2.       “It’s a puzzling thing.  The truth knocks on the door and you say, ‘Go away, I’m looking for the truth.’ And so it goes away. […]

How Positive Angel Words Can Empower Us

posted by lbrockway

Guest Blog by Grant Virtue During the beginning stages of Angel Words, before the book was even a concept in our minds, we discovered that the words we use have a very particular and individual shape. Normally of course we […]

Be Love Now-Excerpt from New Ram Dass Book

posted by lbrockway

Guest Blog by Ram Dass Imagine feeling more love from someone than you have ever known. You’re being loved even more than your mother loved you when you were an infant, more than you were ever loved by your father, […]

Tips from Val Walker’s ‘The Art of Comforting’

posted by lbrockway

Guest Blog by Val Walker Are you trying to support a friend in need, but not sure what to do? Try these tactics for reaching out to people in distress:  Make a scrapbook. It can be painful to discuss a […]

The Law of Sobriety by Beliefnet Blogger Sherry Gaba

posted by lbrockway

There have been many bestsellers written about healing through the power of positive thinking—You Can Heal Yourself, The Secret, The Law of Attraction—all suggesting that what you put out into the universe is what you receive in return.   This […]

New Book Implores Readers to Laugh and Learn Life Lessons

posted by lbrockway

Is it possible to be grounded and have a rich interior life? Is it possible to get through the day with poise when everything hits the fan? Is it possible to have a spiritual life and not be a wing-nut?  […]

Self Healing Expressions Brings Wisdom Into Your Home

posted by lbrockway

Many people are learning online these days. It is a great way to take in wisdom without having to leave home. Self-Healing Expressions (SHE) is a long time provider of online holistic and spiritual eCourses, eBooks, and publisher of Holistic […]

“Mr. Happy” Shares His Advice on How to Be Happy

posted by lbrockway

Guest Blog by Robert “Mr. Happy” Moyers 1. Raise your right hand. Repeat after me. I promise, to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. 2. Start each day with joy. Declare the day Super Saturday, […]

11 Steps to Stress Release

posted by lbrockway

Guest Blog by Inna Segal Feeling stressed out? Try these 11 ways to relieve the tension.   Recognize what you are stressed about Is it your health, work, money or relationship? You need to clarify what is causing you stress so […]

Don’t Let Clutter Stunt Your Growth

posted by lbrockway

Guest Post by Kathryn Weber   One of the biggest problems associated with clutter is how it roots you in a home that leaves you little or no room for growth.   Of course, the growth I’m talking about is […]

Discover More About ‘A Call to Conscious Evolution’

posted by lbrockway

Guest Post by Dale Colton   Some of the most well-known best-selling authors,  beloved teachers and speakers are banding together to do their part to help change the world. They want you to join them.   On August 31st, 2010,  “A Call to […]

You Deserve a Job That Makes You Happy

posted by lbrockway

Whether it means reinventing yourself within your field or changing career paths entirely, don’t you deserve to find a job that makes you happy?    Dr. Michael Finkelstein has guided countless people to more balanced lives through his celebrated Skillful […]

Take a Summer Time-Out

posted by lbrockway

Guest Blog By Rona Cherry Lazy days of summer, indeed! Roses may be blooming, but who has time to smell them? You’re off to the mall to outfit the kids for camp. You’re frantically cleaning for summer house guests. On […]

Are You Being Patient or Simply Being a Chicken?

posted by lbrockway

Guest Blog by Kristen Moeller The line between waiting and patience is a fine one. Let me define what I mean by waiting. Waiting is a passive way of being — the symptoms of which are: putting our life on […]

Three Things Needed for a Healthier Life

posted by lbrockway

On her Huffington Post blog, Transformational Coach, Jan Sheperd offers “Three Essential Keys to Living a Healthy, Peace-Filled Life.” She details an expanded view of these three things: 1. Live life each day as if you were looking from your last […]

10 Ways Your Purse Can Make You More Prosperous

posted by lbrockway

Guest Blog By Kathryn Weber   It’s an indispensable tool, a valuable fashion asset and a source of all manner of important things like breath mints, a safety pin to fix a broken zipper, or keys to entertain a toddler. […]

When Fears Grow Loud, Silence Them

posted by lbrockway

Guest Blog by Rona Cherry One of my common forms of self-torture involves my staying with a “game plan.”  Let’s say two things demand my attention. I deal with “Thing A” first. Soon, I’m haunted by all the reasons I […]

How to Listen to ‘Women’s Intuition’

posted by lbrockway

Guest Blog by Sherrie Dillard For generations the term “women’s intuition” has been used to describe the unexplainable, non-logical, sometimes quirky wisdom that women often possess. No one quite knows how or why intuition works. But it does. Intuition has […]

Taking Our Bodies Back for Summer-Break Free from the Comparison Trap

posted by lbrockway

Guest Posts by Kristen Moeller Summer is officially here. For many women, that means bathing suit anxiety. That means more focus on those “troubling” body parts. That means a last minute purchase of a gym membership that you won’t use. […]

Celebrate the Miracle of Self-Discipline

posted by lbrockway

Guest Post by Brian Tracy   Your ability to practice self-discipline in every area of your life is the key to the kingdom of success, the master key to riches and the true test of your character.  Every day, you […]

Are You Feeling ‘Broken Open’ by Change?

posted by lbrockway

Guest Blog by Marci Shimoff   Has this been a time of huge change or challenge for you? Does life seem a bit surreal these days?   Well, you’re not alone. In the past months, virtually everyone I know has […]

Tips for a Skillful Divorce

posted by lbrockway

Guest Blog by Dr. Michael Finkelstein   Al and Tipper Gore may make it look easy to keep your composure while going through a divorce.  It’s not.  However, when couples decide to dissolve a marriage, there are ways to skillfully keep […]

Video: Beauty in the World by Macy Gray

posted by shuang

You may recognize Macy Gray’s “Beauty in the World” as the song that played during the last scene of “Ugly Betty” series finale. This song is so fun, upbeat, bright, happy, and refreshing.  The lyrics encourage you to let go, be […]

Stop Worrying, Embrace Change, and Pray

posted by lbrockway

Are you going through some changes in your life? Feeling worried, stuck or upset. These inspiring quotes and insights from the pages of Beliefnet will help you make it through.   Inspiring Quotes on Embracing Change – This Could Be […]

101 Ways to Cope With Stress-Try One Now

posted by lbrockway

Feeling stressed? These simple 101 ideas for coping will help you through. These are courtesy of the Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii. Of course, a trip to Hawaii would also help with stress! 1.  Get up 15 minutes earlier 2. […]

Gallup Poll Shows Americans Are More Positive Despite Economy

posted by shuang

Despite the ongoing recession, a Gallup poll recently reported that Americans have renewed a positive outlook in their well-being and future. Gallup’s Well-Being Index is a survey that tracks six categories across American lifestyles: Life Evaulation, Emotional Health, Healthy Behavior, Physical Health, Basic Access, and […]

Three Sisters Meet for the First Time After 61 Years

posted by shuang

Judy, Carol, and Deb were sisters who didn’t grow up together and had never met each other until recently.  Judy, 61, had been adopted as a baby when her birth parents couldn’t afford to raise her.  Carol and Deb were born […]

Father Returns from Afghanistan to Surprise His Son

posted by shuang

About a year ago, Derrin Austin, a father and former captain of the San Diego Fire Department, decided to serve his country by enrolling in the navy. He was immediately called for active duty in Afghanistan, which meant he had to leave […]

‘Take Back Your Lunch’ Launches on June 23

posted by lbrockway

At noon on Wednesday, June 23rd, a new “movement” will be launched and it is designed to help workers step away from their offices and into nature. It’s called “Take Back Your Lunch,” and it will be held on successive […]

Jan Shepherd on Becoming Lighter

posted by lbrockway

“Have you ever noticed that when people lose weight they also tend to lighten up?” says Jan Shepherd in her Huffington Post blog, titled “The Bearable Lightness of Being.” She points to four tips for creating more lightness in your […]

How to Let Go of Negative Patterns

posted by lbrockway

Guest Post by Agapi Stassinopoulos We all have habitual, negative thinking, feeling and doing patterns that sabotage our success, happiness and well-being. They become so ingrained that we think we have no power to change them. They simply become part […]

Celebrate Power of a Smile Day on June 15, 2010

posted by lbrockway

June 15, 2010 is “Power of a Smile Day” and a great time to bring some smiles to your face and the face of others. Who doesn’t love to smile? Something about smiling makes it impossible to be depressed or […]

Your Body is Not an Enemy, it is Your Teacher

posted by lbrockway

Writing in the Huffington Post, weight loss blogger Jan Shepherd discusses the challenges of living in Los Angeles where physical beauty is such a high premium and encourages people to look inward and focus on important lessons, including: Learning there […]

Lessons from Jim Carrey in The Truman Show

posted by lbrockway

Guest Post by Ann Mehl Discover and follow your true path and stop trying to please others. As a fan of Jim Carrey, one of my all-time favorite movies is The Truman Show. The hero, Truman, lives inside a Utopian […]

The Positive Side to Anger

posted by lbrockway

Do you use anger in a positive or destructive way? The good news is that anger, when used positively, can create change in the world–and within. “Most of us believe that other people or situations have the ability to make […]

Video: Four-Year-Old Jessica’s Daily Affirmation

posted by shuang

ParentDish.com posted an article about this viral YouTube video of Jessica, an adorable four-year-old girl with curlicues. Standing on top of her bathroom sink, Jessica proudly and defiantly shouts out what she loves about her life. Watch the cute video […]

How to Be Happier Day by Day

posted by lbrockway

Guest Blog by John Khoury There are simple ways to be instantly happier, with no time restrictions or doctors’ notes. The every day stress related to family, work and finances can fill up our entire mind, leaving no space for […]

Learn How to Rule the World From Your Couch With Laura Day

posted by lbrockway

Learn “How to Rule the World From Your Couch” with best-selling author Laura Day.   The author of “Practical Intuition,” The Circle” and “Welcome to Your Crisis” is offering a free, one hour mini seminar at Barnes and Noble in […]

Deepak Chopra, Debbie Ford, and Marianne Williamson in New York Tonight

posted by lbrockway

Three amazing teachers and authors bring their wisdom and inspiration to the Big Apple tonight. Debbie Ford, Deepak Chopra, and Marianne Williamson have joined together to share their knowledge on what they feel is one of the most crucial obstacles […]

If You’re Happy and You Know It, Share Your Story

posted by lbrockway

What makes you happy? Share your thoughts in our community about anything that puts a smile on your face, from life’s simple pleasures, special loves and big triumphs.  Post photos, upload videos, share stories in the group forum or reflect in the […]

Let Us “Celebrate” National Stress Awareness Month

posted by lbrockway

It’s National Stress Awareness Month this April 2010. Woo-hoo, time to celebrate our stress! Oops, I meant it is time to identify and begin to reduce stress. Right along with spring cleaning, you can do some “stress cleaning” and stress […]

McCauley Inspires us to “Find the Miracle in You”

posted by lbrockway

This inspiring video comes to us via Maggie McCauley, ACC LICSW, a life coach who supports people in finding a new view of life and transforming obstacles into miracles. Visit her website, A New View For You. And read her […]

10 Tips for a Better Tax Day 2010 on April 15

posted by lbrockway

 By Deborah Price As Tax Day 2010 rolls around we wanted to bring you this popular post from Deborah Price’s ‘Your Daily Spiritual Stimulus’ blog. As Deborah pointed out last year, rather than worry, approaching taxes with gratitude and a sense […]

Spring Cleaning Meditation to Bring in Love

posted by lbrockway

Use this Spring Cleaning meditation to clear the cobwebs of winter and welcome the fresh air of spring… and the possibility of love. Spring cleaning is as much a metaphor for spiritual life as it is an annual chore-ridden project.  In this […]

Spring Cleaning Checklist to Help You De-Clutter

posted by lbrockway

Spring is here. Do you have your Spring Cleaning Checklist ready? Famous Feng Shui expert and best-selling author, Terah Kathryn Collins, offers these super helpful tips for what she calls “Tender Loving De-Cluttering.” As you seek to clear the decks of […]

How to Celebrate the Spring Equinox

posted by lbrockway

It is time to welcome spring inspiration! Today, March 20, 2010, is Spring Equinox and the first day of spring.Author Barbara Biziou says our forefathers and foremothers celebrated the Spring Equinox as not just the start of spring, but the […]

Beware NOT the Ides of March–Focus on Spring Inspiration

posted by lbrockway

Ah, Beware the Ides of March.   I feel bad that Julius Caesar was assassinated on this day, but I think it is high time to take back March 15th and no longer fear that dreaded date and the bad […]

How to Watch What You Say When Arguing With Your Mate

posted by lbrockway

Someone was telling me yesterday that her twenty-something daughter sometimes spends hours locked in screaming matches with her mismatched beau. One day they were arguing from 10 am until dinner time. Ouch. Sounds like it is time for an intervention. […]

‘Friends Are Quiet Angels’ Celebrates International Friendship Week

posted by lbrockway

Are you ready for the celebrating friendship? “Friends Are Quite Angels,” is a tribute to the friendships that mean so much to us. In honor of the upcoming International Friendship Week, enjoy this lovely tune. This post makes me feel…Inspired (0) […]

Enhance Your Romance with Powerful Love Notes

posted by lbrockway

Valentine’s Week is the perfect time to acknowledge your spouse or significant other. Create a simple tribute that can truly uplift and transform the one you love–a card or even an e-mail that says what you love about your loved one. […]

Call Upon Your ‘Inner Aphrodite’ for Valentine’s Day

posted by lbrockway

In Greek mythology, the Goddess of Love and Beauty, Aphrodite, is responsible for opening hearts and helping people fall in love. Agapi Stassinopoulos is the Greek author, actress and motivational speaker who helps women love themselves and discover their “inner Aphrodite.” Her […]

You Are So Cute–Must See hoops and yoyo Video

posted by lbrockway

I got this adorable hoops and yoyo video over the weekend from a friend. It is an inspiring self-esteem booster so I wanted to share. In doing a little more research I discovered that “hoops&yoyo” (spelled in lower case) are […]

Good News for Your Health and Well-Being

posted by lbrockway

Women so often feel like victims of their own health and lives. The truth is that we can take charge of our own well-being and do things to lower stress in our lives. I find that to be inspiring news! I […]

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