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Saturday, September 27, 2014

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.” ~ adapted, Buddha

What real self-esteem looks like:

I'm flexible in responding to uncertain situations because I trust myself to respond well and succeed.

What I do reflects what I say and what I believe in.

I'm comfortable being calmly assertive and sticking up for myself.

For me, being alive is a fun adventure. I'm open to new experiences, possibilities, and the unknown.

I speak honestly and openly about my accomplishments and my faults because facts don't bother me.

I am open to criticism and I'm comfortable acknowledging my mistakes.

I am comfortable giving and receiving compliments.

I'm not overwhelmed when I get anxious because I know I can handle anything.

I can't imagine anything better than being me.

~ Created by A Life on Your Terms - Inspired by How to Raise Your Self-Esteem by Nathaniel Branden - via Elephant Journal

Friday, September 26, 2014

Quotes of the day... 9/26/14

There is nothing as certain as silence, 
stillness, and solitude to introduce you 
to the secrets of yourself. 
     ~ Guy Finley 

If you take any step, no matter how small it is, 
towards achieving your dreams 
then you will surely find the right path 
and reach the abundance that lies in store for you.
     ~ Stephen Richards 

A grateful heart beats in a world of miracles. 
     ~ Kate Braestrup 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Quotes of the day... 9/25/14

May what I do flow from me like a river, 
no forcing and no holding back, 
the way it is with children.
     ~Rainer Maria Rilke

If you spend all your energy 
on your immediate reaction, 
you won't have the energy 
to allow the solution. 
     ~ Doe Zantamata

Those who flow as life flows
know they need no other force.
     ~ Lao Tzu

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Quotes of the day... 9/24/14

We live in a tiny bubble of perceptions we call reality 
unaware of the boundless field in which the bubble arises.
     ~ Deepak Chopra    

Forgive yourself for not knowing 
what you didn't know before you learned it. 
     ~ Doe Zantamata 

Go beyond yourself, listen.
     ~ Paulo Coelho

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

NEW MOON: New Beginnings, Self Love, and Balance in Love & Relationships

We have the Sun and New Moon in Libra tomorrow, Wednesday, September 24, 2014.

Libra is ruled by Venus, the ruler of love, relationships and beauty. 

The New Moon in Libra focuses on fresh starts and finding the balance in the relationship area of our life. It's also about self love and self expression. 

Are we looking for new love, or trying to find the balance in an existing relationship? Now is the time to act!

New Moons bring in new ideas and a fresh perspective. Where do we need to find the balance in our life? 

This New Moon tells us to love ourselves more and be true to who we are. A lovely energy to work with.

We also have the Sun in Libra! Happy Autumn Equinox!

~adapted, Holly Gill

Quotes of the day... 9/23/14

Letting go of the past means you can enjoy 
the dream that is being created right now.
      ~adapted, Don Miguel Ruiz

The intensity of the pain depends on 
the degree of resistance to the present moment.
     ~ Eckhart Tolle

Your inner spark never dies. 
Quiet your mind enough to feel it again. 
Once you do, it will begin to ignite. 
     ~ Doe Zantamata

Monday, September 22, 2014

Quotes of the day... 9/22/14

“Fear can't hurt you," she said. 
"When it washes over you, give it no power. 
It's a snake with no venom. Remember that. 
That knowledge can save you.”
     ~ Maureen Johnson 

You develop patience that enables you 
to wait gracefully and gratefully 
until the best arrives because you know it will.
     ~ Sarah Ban Breathnach

Today, be willing to believe 
that a companion Spirit is leading you 
every step of the way, and knows the next step.
     ~ Sarah Ban Breathnach

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Pass It Down ~ Doe Zantamata

If there's one lesson our generation should pass down to our children and grandchildren, it's to value quality over quantity in all aspects of life.

Too much cheap food left us unhealthy. Too much technology taxed our wallets and became obsolete the moment we bought it, over and over again. Too much entertainment shortened our attention spans and too much demand gave us thousands of reality tv shows so that we could watch other people's lives instead of living our own.

We're realizing it now, under mounds of broken plastic, prescriptions, and bills. With farmer's markets and handmade goods, with a resurgence of small business in the form of entrepreneurs, things are changing.

We're coming around the circle and realizing that more isn't better when it's just too much. Quality friendships, food, comforts, and time spent...these are the keys to a happy and fulfilling life.