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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 […]

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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: […]

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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 […]

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“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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Last week, we were talking about the tricks you use to get yourself out of a funk. Here are a few of the responses: “I always say my ‘thank you’ prayers. The format is just ‘Thank you God for…’ and […]

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 […]

Part of being inspired by your life is not allowing fear to take over. That limiting, anxious, stubborn feeling is literally a killjoy. You don’t want to make decisions based out of fear, because it has negative consequences for both […]

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 […]