Many of us today ask, why am I still fat no matter what I eat or how much I exercise? Should I eat carbs or not eat carbs (and if I should eat them, which ones are good and which are bad?) Should I eat a high protein diet or a low fat diet? There is such a plethora of nutritional advice available today, thrown at us daily in the form of the latest best seller book, and most of the advice from one author seems to contradict the others. How do you know what’s right? And why can’t you lose weight?
Well, first we have to understand that it isn’t about the carbs. It’s about the Continue reading Why Am I (Still) Fat?
Today someone needs to look at you, really look at you, take a good hard look at you and realize how truly valuable, and amazing, you are. Someone needs to look beyond the makeup, the clothes, the hairstyle or lack thereof, and see the light deep within you, that shines brightest in your darkest hours.
Someone needs to realize that you are beautiful inside, that you are worth buying flowers for, that you are worth making breakfast in bed for, that you are priceless. Someone needs to understand that you are complicated because of everything you’ve been through. It isn’t baggage. Those wrinkles and scars and stretchmarks are your badges of honor for surviving every single challenge that was thrown your way. Someone needs to get that the extra pounds you carry are hiding the brokenness, allowing you to survive. You have survived some pretty incredible stuff. You need a trophy, not judgement. Someone needs to forgive your little annoying habits, and feel how deeply and unconditionally you try to love everyone you encounter, even when it feels like you only get hatred and rejection in return. Someone needs to see you for your many talents, for the extra miles you’ve always walked, for the above and beyond you’ve poured into people who have used you and mistreated you time after time. Someone needs to decide to invest in you, rekindle that sparkle in your eyes, and make you realize that you truly do deserve the very best that life has to offer. And really there’s only one person on earth capable of loving you the way you truly deserve to be loved, only one who can make you feel appreciated, respected, and wanted, only one person on earth who absolutely gets exactly what it is you need, only one who can make that decision right now, and that is YOU!
New research recently revealed that the most productive hour of the day is the one between 4 and 5 am. Hmmm…you don’t Continue reading Maximize Productivity
Wouldn’t it be great if we had a carefully crafted roadmap to our success, and all we had to do was execute the plan to make all of our dreams come true? Consider the person who has her life all carefully planned out. She knows exactly how much money she needs to earn each year to be able to retire when she wants to. She has carefully detailed the steps she needs to take to reach her goals. And she claims to be very happy with her plan. That’s what all of us want. We want a roadmap to success. We want a carefully constructed personal plan that won’t fail if only we execute Continue reading What Makes You Angry?
So far in our series on the Triad of Change, we discovered that the first part of the triad is focus (what you think about) and the second part is language or communication (what you say to yourself or allow others to say to you). As Napoleon Hill once said, “Be on guard at the door of your mind and be careful what you allow inside.” In this article we will reveal the third Continue reading The Triad of Change-Part 3 of 3
The first part of the Triad of Change we looked at our focus, or what we focus on. To obtain lasting change, we have to focus on (think about) things that are positive, rather than obsessing over negative things and the past. If you are always looking back at the past, you will stumble moving forward. Try walking while looking constantly behind you, and you will soon stumble or run into something. Whatever we think about or focus on is what we will become. So to make changes in your life, you have to first change that on which you constantly focus. If you focus on the fact that the last 3 times you applied for a promotion at work you were denied, your brain and body will respond negatively, and jeopardize your future chances of promotion, like a self-fulfilling prophecy. Don’t focus on the past, focus on the possible. As Dr. Wayne Dyer says in the title of his bestselling book, “Change your thoughts, change your life.”
The second part of the Triad of Change is Continue reading The Triad of Change-Part 2 of 3
We all have some area of our life that we would like to change, but sometimes it can feel impossible to create change that lasts. Most of us dislike change, and have a negative association with it in our minds. But change is necessary to success, and critical to growth. Without change, we become stagnant and stagnation leads to death.
Maybe you want to lose weight and finally get physically fit. Maybe you want to be completely debt-free, and financially independent. Or perhaps you just want a promotion at work, or a better relationship with a family member. Regardless of the type of change you desire, there are three components to creating permanent, lasting change Continue reading The Triad of Change-Part 1 of 3