Awareness, Choices, Emotions, Growth, Personal Resonsibility

Habits That Hold Us Down

When I'm focused on heading a new direction, I'm pumped up and ready to take-action but first I take stock of troublesome behaviors, because I've got to be doing some things that undoubtedly don't serve my betterment. I need to make space for more helpful habits by removing ones that are heavy, negative weight. A… Continue reading Habits That Hold Us Down

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Results Remain the Same but Choices Can Be Changed

“You are free to choose, but you are not free to alter the consequences of your decisions.”Ezra Taft Benson Every day we choose. And those choices are linked to corresponding consequences. When we decide we want a better today, we've got to choose better over and over again, for every minute and every second. We've… Continue reading Results Remain the Same but Choices Can Be Changed

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Gathering the Scattered Thoughts

When I first embraced awareness in my twenties, I was bombarded with a long-list of behaviors and corresponding attitudes I felt needed attention. I was like a child in a candy store. "I want this, and this and this, and not that, or that, and definitely not that!" My energy was also like a child… Continue reading Gathering the Scattered Thoughts

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The Nasty Nature of Negative Self-Talk

Ugh, negative self-talk. In my opinion, it's one of the most destructive forces of nature. A tsunami that wreaks havoc on our inner peace. Sadly, this kind of internal dialogue plagues most people. Yep. Not many people have eluded this phenomenon and unless we’ve had guidance in processing and dissolving negative self-talk, we create a… Continue reading The Nasty Nature of Negative Self-Talk

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Embracing the Inevitable Struggles

Why must there be struggle? I think it's fair to say, nobody wants struggle, welcomes struggle or appreciates struggle. Typically, it's avoided at all costs. Struggle is defined as "make forceful or violent efforts to get free of restraint or constriction." Forceful? Violent? Doesn't sound appealing, right? So, why embrace it? Because struggle is, has… Continue reading Embracing the Inevitable Struggles

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Accurate Assessment Is a Crucial Skill for Self-Growth

When we set out on a new journey of growth and development, it's a learning curve figuring out how to properly assess our life. By surrendering to this truth of proper assessment early on, we gain a powerful frame of mind which provides a safety net when we become frustrated, impatient, or ultimately, despondent with… Continue reading Accurate Assessment Is a Crucial Skill for Self-Growth

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A Big Dose of Loving-Kindness Helps Soothe Our Growing Pains

On our journey of self-discovery we can expect some growing pains. I can remember this clearly when I started my journey. The patterns of thoughts, feelings, and corresponding behaviors I observed were not only overwhelming, they were daunting to monitor and then trying to expeditiously adjust. It's a swift and unexpected reality slap in the… Continue reading A Big Dose of Loving-Kindness Helps Soothe Our Growing Pains

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When a New Pattern Takes Shape

Once we awaken and begin to be more observant, our eyes take focus on the deceptive games life can play and by removing the veil of distractions and excuses, we start to recognize patterns that disrupt any possibility of peace and progress. These patterns are normally a result from years of confusion, pain, and fear… Continue reading When a New Pattern Takes Shape

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Becoming a Better Observer

It's a new day. We've had a significant shift in self-awareness and we're on a new path. We're committed to growing into the life we want, a life we believe is possible. So, what do we do next? There is one simple thing we can do. We become a better observer. Here I give caution… Continue reading Becoming a Better Observer

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A Significant Shift in Self-Awareness

In our lifetime, there exists certain moments that will change our current trajectory and it's not only life-altering, it's irrevocable. Here I share the story of my shift. In my early 20s I had a high, vibrant energy, fueled by a youthful innocence that things would always work themselves out because when you are positive,… Continue reading A Significant Shift in Self-Awareness