Power Posts: Quotes and More Quotes

These quotes I discovered are just what one needs to inspire a better way of life. Continue reading “Power Posts: Quotes and More Quotes”

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Power Posts: Excerpts of the Week

Check out my new blog reads for this week and find a little advice and inspiration from my fellow bloggers.

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Seek A Little Comfort

Sometimes, the pressures and challenges of life just get too much. And sometimes, it is just the pet peeves that add up to a rough day. Either way, what you need to get through the struggle or bad mood may just be a little comfort. So, here is a list of ideas that can give you just that. Figure out what suits you most and effectively resets any negative mood:

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Complacency

Complacency is the bug that I have been fighting for the last little while. It is really hard to snap out of it and, once you become aware of it, the results of it never leave you with a good feeling. Since my head was so stuck in this rut, I sought some insight from websites I often visit looking for inspiration:  Continue reading “Complacency”

Gliding Through Life: 10 Lessons on Learning

I am very much a beginner in skating; I relearn and enjoy it every cold Canadian winter. After my last round of skating, it occurred to me that this little scenario left me with quite a few examples on how to take a learning approach to everything in life.

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Being Family

A long time ago, I asked a wise friend about how religion perceives love. She told me that while the emotion has merit, it can fall short. Looking back, I realize that, at the time, I had not really understood what she meant. Now, I remember this comment and realize its validity.

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Power Posts: Good Advice

It is so important to take the time to read other bloggers’ work to explore and share ideas. Tell them that you can relate or are inspired by them. So, I present my newest set of Power Posts. I pulled together advice from different bloggers that really stood out for me. Check them out and leave some feedback as well as links to your own advice posts. Continue reading “Power Posts: Good Advice”

Life Begins with ME!

Place the oxygen mask on yourself first before helping others. This phrase is a part of the safety guidelines at the beginning of every flight. And I understand the point. In order to be helpful to another, one has to be in a sufficiently good, stable condition his or herself when it comes to the issue at hand.

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Danger in the Supremacy of Expertise

If you were to assume that many experts use their information to your detriment, you’d be right. Experts depend on the fact that you don’t have the information they do. Or that you are so befuddled by the complexity of their operation that you wouldn’t know what to do with the information if you had it. Or that you are so in awe of their expertise that you wouldn’t dare challenge them. … Armed with information, experts can exert a gigantic, if unspoken, leverage: fear. Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

In today’s world, there is an abundance of information. To manage this information, Continue reading “Danger in the Supremacy of Expertise”

Power Posts: Can You Relate?

A sample of the impactful blog reading I enjoyed this week. I hope you like the excerpts below and please visit the wonderful blogs to learn more.  Continue reading “Power Posts: Can You Relate?”

Have a Vision…

Vision is the starting point of all high performance. You create things twice; first mentally, then physically. The biggest barrier to high performance is not the physical manifestation but the mental creation. You will never outpace your mental models.

Quote from The 12 Week Year by Brian P Moran and Michael Lennington

Hmm…I think I need to keep adding more detail to my mental models. What do I see myself doing?

Call for New Power Posts

For me, the wonder and challenge of the blogging community is the great work out there. There are so many incredible ideas and insights out there to read, savour and ponder. For this very reason, a most beloved feature of mine on this blog is Power Posts. I have wanted to share all the posts that I have enjoyed reading.

Sadly, I only get to check in with my reader feeds about twice a day. Which means that I am missing out on a lot of enjoyable reads while I am not tuned in. If you wrote or read an especially spectacular post, I don’t want to miss it! I invite you to leave a mark of the noticeable post on my newly launched Facebook page. Like/follow if you please.

A selection of the links’ reading trail you leave for me will be featured in weekly Power Posts on this blog. I look forward to staying better caught up on your work.

The only criteria for posts: show us how you learn from, love, and live life.

Recipe: Sweet Potato “Chips”

I winged this recipe and the first batch was eaten right off the baking tray in minutes. It was even appreciated by tasters who have never been fans of sweet potatoes. Then, the next day, I had to make a second batch for my snack at work. They are super quick to make, almost as fast as the rate at which they disappear. Continue reading “Recipe: Sweet Potato “Chips””

Power Posts: Quick Inspiration

Here are some quick inspiring words and images from my wonderful fellow bloggers to help you stay upbeat for the week. Enjoy, share and pay a visit to see more great work featured on these great blogs.  Continue reading “Power Posts: Quick Inspiration”

Depression to Affirmation: What Changed?

Growing up, I was hardly a happy child. Now, people tell me I am quite “peppy”. Happy to hear that. When I was asked what changed, I could not pinpoint a miracle moment or revelation that turned me towards positive change. Continue reading “Depression to Affirmation: What Changed?”

Don’t Wait for Feb. 14th

Love is for every relationship that we value in our life.
Every relationship that gives us meaning.
The people we care about. Tell them they matter.
The care they give you. Never take it for granted.
Forget about February 14th.
Be good to them everyday.

Recipe: 3-Ingredient Oatmeal Cookies

This recipe is a perfect fit for my wheat-free diet and to save blackened bananas. Two cookies paired with tea or coffee make a wonderful breakfast or snack at work. I make small batches but to preserve the cookies which are held together by bananas, refrigeration is recommended.

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Power Posts: Happy New Year

It has been a while since I have shared some of the remarkable reads I found on WordPress. The new year is already a month in and time has just flown by. So, this post is a reminder for me and you to not forget about those new year’s resolutions. I hope these posts will give you the inspiration and strategies that they have given me to keep moving ahead. Continue reading “Power Posts: Happy New Year”

Draw Your Future

Watch this video for a very interesting proposal on better goal setting and achievement by Patti Dobrolowski.

She challenges participants to draw out what they do not like about the status quo of their lives and how they imagine a more ideal future. Continue reading “Draw Your Future”

$ Happy Rich Year $

=If you are setting goals for the new year, make sure to include some money-related objectives in there. Why? Because shortage of money is tough to live by and, when you have the chance to do so, I would recommend taking steps to ensure you are able to have a small fund to access in the future – whether you are looking forward to getting something special or avoiding the financial stress of a rainy day. Continue reading “$ Happy Rich Year $”

Timeless Health Tips

There are many fads out there that keep coming and going; tips about every little thing that we can do and how it affects our health. On top of that, the information keeps changing. It can get really confusing and overwhelming sometimes to ensure that we make the right decisions in taking good care of ourselves.

I put together a list of health tips that are timeless, valuable, and versatile. I hope these ideas can help you, as they have helped me, to set some healthy resolutions for a better lifestyle:  Continue reading “Timeless Health Tips”

Recipe: Banana, Cranberry and Apple Bread

This baked delight makes a wonderful breakfast or afternoon snack, best paired with a cup of unsweetened tea or coffee. You can also warm it up and spread light butter/margarine to eat it as a toast.

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The Paths We Choose

The lady sitting in the back of the taxi anxiously and repeatedly tells the taxi driver to hurry. The taxi driver points out that he is unable to progress any faster than he already has, as his way is blocked by long rows of traffic. She looks up and is alarmed to realize that the taxi driver is indeed helpless.

In a panic, she pleads with the taxi driver to figure out another route.

The taxi driver replies tartly, “But ma’am, if we take a different route, we will get at a different place.” Continue reading “The Paths We Choose”

Read to Succeed

For me, reading is a cherished hobby and has always been since I can remember. Between work, family and errands, I try to find the time to enjoy a good book. Nowadays, there is a wide, ever-growing variety of genres and themes in both fiction and non-fiction to suit everyone’s needs and provide endless choices. Over the years, I have greatly expanded on my reading adventures, and the discoveries I made and the lessons I learned in the process have been fun and rewarding. Continue reading “Read to Succeed”

Resolve for a Successful New Year

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 harder than ever on goals whether they are personal, professional, health or new life experiences. Continue reading “Resolve for a Successful New Year”