What Creates or Destroys Happiness?

 We each have events happening in our lives which are tragic to us – sadness and pain cannot be compared with others – it isThe happiness of most people is not ruined by great catastrophes how we feel. On a day to day basis though, it may not be those catastrophic events which have the greatest impact on our lives, but those small, seemingly insignificant thoughts and actions we take which create the way our lives turn out. What are your thoughts? Mind Recipes

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Are You Living Your Future or Your Past?

Are You Living Your Future or Your Past?

It’s never worked for me before, why would it now? I’ve tried to change  my life, but it never works. It runs in the family – we are all like this. Why bother, only lucky people get the breaks? Does this sound familiar?  Do you believe that what you have done in the past is the only way to your future? Continue reading

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“The Difference Between a Stumbling Block and a Stepping Stone is How You Use Them.” — Unknown

Stepping Stone or Stumbling Block?

We all have events and situations every day, and I believe that each one of these occurrences can be either bad or good for us. You will have the opportunity presented regularly to interpret and react to many different people and situations. What will guarantee that those opportunities are stepping stones rather than stumbling blocks? Continue reading

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Do You Love What You Do?

Do You Love What You Do?

I want you to stop and think a moment about this question………Do You Love What You Do?

I am not asking whether you love your job, or love being a parent or a partner, but “Do You Love What You Do, and the Person You are Everyday? Can you look in the mirror and smile at the person you are looking at? Continue reading

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Rewards or Punishment?

Punishment or Rewards?

“In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments – there are consequences”. Robert Ingersoll (1833-1899)

For everything we do in life, there are consequences – not punishments, not rewards, but plain and simple….consequences. Continue reading

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Are You At Peace Within Yourself?

Are You At Peace With Yourself?“When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others.” Peace Pilgrim

Are you always “at war” with others? Reacting to everything they say because you KNOW they are wrong. I do not mean the occasional disagreement – I am talking about a continuing and familiar pattern of disagreements with everyone – same arguments – different faces? You need to argue and prove your point, no matter what! Continue reading

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Energy Vampires

Energy Vampires

I originally posted this a few years ago, but recent conversations have led me to re-post. Let me know what you think.

Do you feel tired and drained after being with some people? You know the ones – after spending time with them, you feel that you just need to go and lie down. They have sapped you of your energy, and your strength has diminished. They may be family, co-workers or friends. They come in all ages, and can be loud and overbearing or quiet and shy. They may even appear happy and confident, but they all have one thing in common – they are Energy Vampires. Continue reading

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Simple Tips to Survive and Thrive at Christmas

Simple Tips to Survive and Enjoy Christmas

What comes to mind when you think of Christmas? Is it happy times with friends and family, enjoying a break, relaxing and something to look forward to. Or is it stressful, full of family disappointments and sadness? Continue reading

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