The power is within you

April 21, 2010 | filed under challenge, inspiring, listen, rewritable words, what my world sounds like | Leave a Comment 

For the first time in my adult life, I’m truly listening to and understanding the lyrics to Whitney Houston’s “The Greatest Love of All”. Yo…this song is seriously amazing. It contains such an important message.

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Happiness and self-love

February 17, 2010 | filed under consider this, health, moment of truth, pay attention | 2 Comments 

happiness

Last week, I served as a facilitator for an all-girl middle school retreat and presented a workshop on joy. It was such an awesome experience that really lightened my heart. I felt like I was doing what I was supposed to be doing.

Considering my audience, I decided to create a workshop on happiness. Middle school was one of the most hellish phases of my life, with far-reaching ramifications that extended far beyond the secondary education phase. Well, it turns out middle school just might be hellish for a lot of folks. I wanted to share some of what I’ve learned with them in hopes of it being impactful, sticking, and prevent some of the self-esteem battering so many of us experience at that age.

Middle schoolers aren’t the only ones struggling to be happy, though, so I figured I’d post something about it.

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Great words…

August 18, 2009 | filed under rewritable words | 1 Comment 

“If you are unkind to yourself you will be unkind to others,
and if you are negligent of yourself you will be that to others.
Only by feeling compassion for others can you feel compassion for others. 

If you cannot love yourself,
you cannot love others and you cannot stand to see others loved. 
If you cannot treat your own self kindly
you will resent that treatment when you see it in anyone else. 
If you cannot love yourself,
loving others becomes a very painful endeavor with only occassional moments of comfort. 
In other words, loving others, or how you treat yourself,
is your own dose of your own medicine that you really give to others at the same time.”

– Gary Zukav, The Seat of the Soul



Are you friends or enemies?

July 20, 2009 | filed under great ideas, inspiring, rewritable words | 3 Comments 

With whom, you ask? With yourself. With your body. Male or female, how does what you see in the mirror affect the way you interact with yourself and others?

While perusing CHEERUPNATION, I found this video from Operation Beautiful and was touched by its mission to remind women of their beauty and end “fat talk”.

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