Category: positive thinking

Happy Thanksgiving! Here are 5 Unexpected Benefits of Gratitude to Make Your Holiday Season Brighter

American Thanksgiving is a time to be mindful of what we are grateful for, and ideally, to share this with others! But the truth is, we can practice gratitude all year long.

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You probably already know that gratitude feels good to experience, but let’s take a look at five unexpected ways that cultivating an attitude of gratitude can benefit your life (and the lives of those around you) during this holiday season!

BENEFIT #1: There’s Always Something to Be Grateful For… and Gratitude Makes You Feel Good!

If you are reading the words on this page, then you have something to be grateful for.

You are living, breathing and taking the time to read something that will hopefully inspire you and, by means of that, doing something good for yourself! This alone is cause enough for gratitude. And more than likely, there are plenty of other things in your life to be grateful for too! (more…)

The Time I Felt a Lack of Compassion for Someone Who Was Struggling, And What I Learned From It

Have you ever judged someone without knowing the whole story behind why they were acting the way they were? Read this…

A number of years ago, after food shopping at a grocery store, I got into the checkout line to pay. The store was busy, and the line up to reach the cashier was long.

After being in the lineup for some time, I eventually noticed that the cashier seemed really grouchy and irritable with each customer she dealt with. (more…)

18 Inspiring Gratitude Quotes That Will Transform Your Day

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Inspiring gratitude quotes that are sure to help shift your perspective toward what’s already great about you life and elevate your spirits!

Would you love to experience greater ease, flow, and abundance in your life? If so, gratitude is the pathway that will take you there!

By practicing gratitude, we change our entire magnetic field and attract opportunities for greater abundance and joy into our lives. (more…)

The Time I Was Incredibly Rude at the Airport, and the Invaluable Life Lesson I Learned from It

The life lesson I learned by getting mad at taxi drivers, airport security and missing my kids’ spring break.

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Years ago, I committed to speak at a conference, without realizing at the time that this speaking engagement would cause me to miss most of my children’s spring break.

When the event was over, I wanted to get home as quickly as possible so that I could spend at least a day with my kids before they went back to college.

I’d already arranged to catch an earlier flight over the phone.

I thought everything was sorted out for me to arrive home early…

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A Simple But Powerful Personal Development Habit That Can Transform Your Life

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All of us face challenges in life from time to time – but, by applying a simple personal development habit, the mountains you face can quickly become molehills!

Every single one of us faces challenges from time to time in our relationships, career, business, finances, or any other area of life.

But there is a very simple but powerful personal development habit you can apply that can help you overcome any challenge, faster and easier than you ever imagined possible! (more…)

Setting Intentions: The Best Way To Navigate The Confusing Maze of Life Starting Today

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Life can feel like a challenging puzzle at times, but setting intentions can help you find your way through the maze to your amazing dream life

Wouldn’t you like to create an empowering relationship with your intentions and work with them to realize your dreams?  You can do this if you shift your perspective and understand that the way to your dreams is to know what you really want in life and work your way back from where you are.

My granddaughter, Allie, showed me a wonderfully simple way to look at this.  One evening, as I was enjoying dinner at a restaurant with her, our host gave her a small placemat menu with a maze on it.  Allie smiled and said, “I want to show you something.” (more…)

Feeling Adrift? Here’s Advice from Ancient Roman Philosopher, Seneca, on How to Create a Life You Love

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Advice that has been around for this long has to be great! From Ancient Roman Philosopher, Seneca, you can learn to create the life you want and shift your thoughts toward success!

Do you feel adrift like you don’t know which way your life is going?  

Wouldn’t you love to know how you to find your direction… but perhaps you are not sure of which course you should take?   (more…)

How To Tune Into What Your Heart Intuition Is Trying to Tell You About What Direction to Move in Next

Here are 3 surefire ways to tune into and be guided by your heart intuition, so that you’ll make wiser and more confident decisions in all areas of your life!

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Heart intuition is the natural ability or power to know something without physical proof or evidence.

Whether you call it an inner knowing, your higher self or your “sixth sense,” that wise inner voice inside is always communicating with you in ways that your logical, rational mind can never know. (more…)

Amazing Advice on How to Achieve Your Goals from the Jim Carrey Movie, Dumb & Dumber

Plus More Pearls of Wisdom on How to Create a Life You Truly Love Living from Hollywood’s Highest Paid Comedian

At DreamBuilder® LIVE, my three-day signature event where I guide attendees through how to transform their dreams into reality, I often show a clip from a blockbuster Hollywood film called Dumb and Dumber to illustrate an important dream-building principal.

Even though the film is a silly comedy, there’s one scene where Jim Carrey’s character, Lloyd Christmas, gives a great example of how to see past your current circumstances so that you can achieve your goals and create a life you truly love living. (more…)

A Simple Gratitude Practice to Bring to Your Thanksgiving Dinner Table

It’s sometimes easy to forget that Thanksgiving isn’t just about turkey and pumpkin pie.

Thanksgiving is about reflecting on and appreciating all of the good things that we have in our lives.

Many people will sit around their Thanksgiving dinner table and share something that they feel grateful for, and this is a wonderful way to set the tone for a heartfelt gathering.

But instead of just sharing one thing that you’re grateful for, although you could do that…

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