All posts tagged: jennifer w

New Year…New Me?

With each new day I strive to become a better person than I was the day before. Setting daily goals helps us meet our longer-term goals. Make a decision with each new day to move closer towards a dream! Let’s take one of the most recognized New Year’s Resolutions…Getting Healthy/Losing Weight. Most people will start out strong, making daily trips to the gym, cutting carbs, or even choosing “diets” that are harmful to their bodies. Instead of going all in, set daily or weekly goals for yourself. If you choose a salad over that juicy cheeseburger you have been eating for lunch, you have made a step towards your goal. Too often people will set goals that are far from realistic with the resources they have. After a period of time setting too high of an expectation for themselves they “fail” and get discouraged allowing their resolution to go as quick as it started. Now set down that bowl of ice cream and take a walk around the block instead…you will thank yourself later. While you are at …

The Power of Love

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. In times of much devastation and death, please ask yourself…Why do we only show support for one another during times of need? We should all show support for one another each and every day. Not only our family and friends who are here on US soil, but our fellow man/woman all over the world. We must share prayer, not only for those who share our path of life, but for those who choose to conduct these hateful crimes! They need our prayers too…everyone needs prayer! We cannot stop a wrongful and brutal situation after it has already happened. Start today by putting “your” power aside and providing the power of love to all of those around you!  We must stand together and be proactive! “When the Power of Love overcomes the Love of Power, the World will know true PEACE!” ~ Sri Chinmoy Ghose

Who Do You Love?

Take a moment and think about it… Did you remember to include yourself? Never forget about loving you!  Take time out of your busy day to focus on you.   Just 10 to 15 minutes will do: gather your thoughts & emotions and make sure you are doing what is necessary to promote a healthy relationship with you.  Embrace who you are and be grateful for your life in the present moment. Put aside 10 to 15 minutes a day to do something you enjoy that brings you peace of mind.  Maybe you would enjoy reading a chapter from your favorite author, or relax while you enjoy 15 minutes of yoga or meditation.  You may even enjoy sitting at the coffee shop with your favorite latte while you wind down from your busy day to just gather your thoughts.  Whatever you choose to do, take time out of your day just for you! Self love increases your ability to provide better relationships with those who you thought of loving first! Now I ask you…who do you …

Choose to Be HAPPY!

When you wake up in the morning do you choose to be happy? When you start your day with a positive mind set and positive thoughts, you have made the first step in deciding your day will not be destroyed by the negativity that surrounds you.  Only you can control the doorway to your mind.  You are in charge of what comes into your thoughts and how you react to them.  You’re in charge of how you react to others.  Choose to be positive in a negative situation and see which emotion wins the battle.  Your day will have a whole new meaning and a fresh start to the life that has always been waiting for you around the corner.  The power of positivity might just open your soul to the world you have chosen to close out all your life. When you wake up in the morning will you choose to be happy?

Do Something Different

We all have goals and dreams that seem to be out of our reach.  Too many of us are not living our dream because we are living within our fears.  Our path may not be easy, we might have to climb more peaks to reach our potential, we may endure more storms, but if we don’t give up, we will have victory.  We must remember our lives have purpose.  We must never be afraid to challenge ourselves with new goals and dreams.  Break out of the normal routine and try something new.  We may be surprised, with faith and positive thoughts, anything is possible.  There is no better time than the present to take a step in the direction towards your dreams….