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Don’t Despair

It lets the past hold you back.

It pushes today away from the strength to survive and persevere.

It robs the future of its hope and possibilities.

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Resolve for a Successful New Year

Me..a year ago

Matters of Living

It is that time of year again! Many of us are setting goals and pursuing them with more fervor than we have in any other month. Lines at healthy food places are longer. Gym attendance improves. Everyone is working hard on goals whether they are personal, professional, health or new life experiences.

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Power Posts: Inspiration

Welcome to rock bottom-the only way now is UP by a Dose of Inspiration

I am just suggesting that we rise above our fear, pain, struggles…and keep going. Keep moving up. Pro-act. Let’s not sink to the bottom and stay there. Do something. Whatever it takes. Whether it’s professional help, meditation, personal development books, exercise, gratitude practice…find something, do something, and just keep going. Continue reading “Power Posts: Inspiration”

Fight! By Humble the Poet

This is your life, fight for it.

The book is a wonderful read so far. I am reading the truths that I think I need to hear from the variety of topics that are covered in 101 Simple Truths for a Better Life by Humble the Poet. Each of them is short, sweet, and impactful. Often, this genre does not enlighten us to profound truths that were the missing puzzle pieces preventing our lives from being more awesome They are really just some ideas that we know but forget and we need to be reminded of them again. Truth #72 Fight! was too good not to share:

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Unremarkably Average

I see my unrealized dreams and ambitions reflected in this story. I know that I do not want to be this person but I cannot confidently tell myself that where I stand in life is very different from the position depicted here.

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Don’t be negative…

Don’t be sad it left your life, be happy for having it and its sweet memories.

Don’t be jealous. If you want it, work for it and you could attain it too.

Don’t wait to be happy when you have it all. Feel it now.

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Power Posts: Motivational Snapshots

I see online that a lot of us try to start the year off on the right foot, for whatever we may need to get our lives more in order. Here are some positive snapshots for the new year from the blogging community. We do not have to wait till January 1st to adopt these mindsets. Let’s try to remind ourselves and others more often.

Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending. – Marie Robinson

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Welcome 2018!

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What I Know for Sure

Is there any fact of life that you would have the comfort of knowing as certainly true? I recently read the book called What I Know for Sure by Oprah Winfrey. Naturally, right from the cover of the book, I put the question to myself: if anything, what would I say I did know for sure? After some thought, I realized that there were some facets of life that I would bet my bottom dollar on.

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The Path to Success

Let’s try not to be disheartened if the things we want in life are taking a little time to come along. Make sure you do your best to seek and reach out for them. The success that we want in life rarely comes easy. We could spend time just coveting it or envying the skills, lifestyles, and achievements of others. But there is a lot more to that.

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How to Stop Being Lazy

Laziness is like a bug that slowly eats away at life, leaving less and less behind. I am really fed up and want to be done with it. The lethargy and bad habits it creates are not easy to beat but also not impossible. I would like to believe that, with some sincere time and effort, things can be put back into place and laziness will not have as much control over me.

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Struggle for Creativity

“I’m not very creative” doesn’t work. There’s no such thing as creative and non-creative people. There are only people who use their creativity and people who don’t. Unused creativity doesn’t just disappear. It lives within us till it’s expressed, neglected to death, or suffocated by resentment and fear. The only unique contribution that we will ever make in this world will be born of our creativity.

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No Matter What Animal

When I was a kid, I thought Zootopia was this perfect place where everyone got along and anyone could be anything. Turns out, real life is a little bit more complicated than a slogan on a bumper sticker. Real life is messy. We all have limitations. We all make mistakes. Which means―hey, glass half full!―we all have a lot in common. And the more we try to understand one another, the more exceptional each of us will be. But we have to try. So no matter what type of animal you are, from the biggest elephant to our first fox, I implore you: Try. Try to make the world a better place. Look inside yourself and recognize that change starts with you. It starts with me. It starts with all of us. 

– Judy Hopps, Zootopia

 

Recipe: My New Power Breakfast

Going free of wheat, dairy and eggs has made breakfast more difficult for me to figure out than any other meal of the day. And that struggle led me to discovering what is now my favourite breakfast! It is easy, nutritious, tasty, and filling. It was recommended by my naturopath and she was proud of how well I had taken to it.

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Bullying

One day, I came home in tears after suffering a small bullying incident. It upset me enough to cry and, when questioned by my mom, I told her that a girl in the washroom had made fun of my clothes. She got me to calm down and asked me why did it matter to me what that girl had said. Did I really care about someone’s opinion on my clothes? Continue reading “Bullying”

Lost and Found

Little by little, life settles into a pattern and sometimes I don’t even realize the road I am travelling on. Then, one day, something just shakes me awake. I open my eyes and see what’s become the norm and wonder how I kept walking down this path so far, so blindly. I see the power that this new unwanted place has over me. Where did I go so wrong? How did I get here? The last I remember, I felt good and hopeful about where I was going and this was not that path.

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Short-Term Perspective, Long-Term Success

I get quite disappointed in myself the moment I realize that I have passed hours, or sometimes days or weeks really, without sticking to my goals and making any progress that I can feel good about. It is a sad, frustrating, restless moment that does not always translate into improvement for me. Continue reading “Short-Term Perspective, Long-Term Success”

Power Posts

Today, I bring you another collection of excerpts from some great blogs, wonderful writing, and thought provoking ideas. Do check out the full posts and browse through more of their work.

Khairil Sianipar

Knowing something means nothing if it is not followed by a disciplined course of action. Just by taking that extra effort, putting in the additional work will get you more than those who do what is enough.  Continue reading “Power Posts”

Hotel Like Home

Travelling and seeing new places is wondrous, enjoyable, and insightful – with a lot of physical activity for me. But it can be hard on the routine and rest for some of us. As much as I wish I could have an awesome day as a tourist and still be zapped back to my own bed and bathroom at the end of the day, that is not about to become a reality. I was never a traveller in my younger years but, recently, I have enjoyed exploring. Personally, I do not know anyone who gets home sick as fast as I do. Continue reading “Hotel Like Home”

Everything is just fine

Take your time.
Do things right.
Love as much as you can, as often as you can.
Radiate vibrance, speak words of truth, live with joy.

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I Have Today

Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending. – Marie Robinson

Even if you cannot change your past, everyday is an opportunity for you to change how to carry forward the past, what you make of it, and how you let it affect yourself. Those opportunities could be just as good towards changing your future.

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The Hole Inside

Sometimes this feeling sneaks up on me and just knocks me down. It is also a feeling that has been my gauge for improving my life and finding value in it. This video by Improvement Pill portrays the idea of emptiness very well. I know the feeling and the 3 recommendations to keep it at bay are worth the investment of time.

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The more you sweat…

A wonderful motivational cartoon by ZenPencils!

The more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in battle. – Armed Forces Motto

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Recipe: Crème Caramel

This is one of my favourite desserts. I love the comforting flavour and texture. I replaced the evaporated or heavy milk with skim milk and use less sugar to make it lighter: a pleasure to eat after a big meal and a little easier on the waistline. The recipe is super easy to make and, for me, it is a great way to impress guests with a homemade dessert or use up extra eggs sitting the fridge.

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Return to Paper

Per a goal I set, I tried to read more books. And failed. And tried again. Through these attempts, I have realized that reading long works electronically is just not for me. I love to blog and read posts and articles with the browsing capabilities and endless content available on the electronic landscape. But when it come to books, I am willing to haul around the weight of paper and need that traditional feel for my ideal reading experience.

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