Here I am sitting at my desk in my new home office looking out to the west as the sun begins to make it's way down. I see a beautiful fishing pond, a tree filled lot, beautiful homes, an amazing neighborhood and I have a great sense of peace deep within and I know that I am a success. This view out my office window has simply served to remind me of God's blessings and goodness and that is a huge part of my success. I mentioned that this is a NEW office because in my old office my desk was…Continue
Our enemy comes at us with a fury. I am referring to the enemy of negative thinking and the fears that accommdate them. Steven Pressfield refers to them as Resistance in his book, "The War of Art." I have come to the realization that you must throw everything you have at conquering these thoughts. There are several techniques that I use to keep them from consuming me.…Continue
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The world’s only Bouncebackologist, Antoinette Sykes, joins us on the show and shares three of her best ideas for staging your own comeback. (Jump to the show.)
Added by Joel Boggess on October 15, 2013 at 5:00am — No Comments
You may be wondering what relaxation and enjoyment has to do with being able to lose weight and get fit or even in maintaining healthy weight. Well, more than you may have realized. We all know that chronic stress causes release of cortisol which causes belly fat, the most dangerous type of fat. We all know…Continue
By her own admission, she’s changed spouses twice; cities, five times, and friends, many more times than she cares to mention. (Jump to the podcast.)…Continue
Added by Joel Boggess on September 28, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments
I watched a show on the Food Network called Restaurant Stakeout. Basically, restaurant owners who are having problems in some aspect of their business calls a man in who sets up hidden cameras throughout the business. This man is an “expert” who has several very successful restaurants. Then, together,…Continue
I offer two different, free ways for people to improve their health. One is my 7 Days to Feeling Great Challenge that people can sign up for and do on their own. They will learn some simple and easy ways to improve their…Continue
As much as I don't like to drive very far because I'm just not very patient, I do like driving because when I cruise on "autopilot", sometimes things become clearer for me. As I was driving to a music store where I teach violin and viola, I realized something. The book I just finished and published on Amazon,Teach Your Kids…Continue
Added by Gail Nelson on August 24, 2013 at 9:13am — No Comments
Freedom From Fear
What are you afraid of? In the last week or so, God has been taking me and my husband into deeper levels of freedom from fear. I have had the fear of man’s approval, fear of sharing our music, fear of writing out my thoughts, fear of saying too much or too little, fear of disappointing family and more. But, in recent months and weeks especially I am reminded that to live the abundant life I’ve been called to,…Continue
I wrote this last week in another context -- actually for a recovery group I'm involved with -- and it sounded so good I made a blog post out of it.
But it's interesting how fear works. On the surface, it's self-contradictory. It travels in pairs sometimes, with both ends of the scale represented.
Here's what I noticed:
Feed your faith and your fears will starve.
Okay, so there is never a flattering photo of someone rappelling down anything, but…Continue
All too often clients know they need to make some changes – in their diet, lifestyle, habits, exercise routines in order to lose weight and get healthier. They may even want desperately to make those changes, but keep failing to do so and wondering why.
More often than not there is a certain…Continue
Added by Ann Musico on July 12, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments
A problem clearly stated is a problem half solved. ~ Fortune Cookie I ate Last Month
Learning is an art form which needs to be perfected over and over again.
The need to continually question the "why" behind what we do drives the passion needed to find creative solutions to the problems we face at…Continue
Added by Peter A Ferguson on June 19, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
I read this sentence about 9 months ago and was affronted by its bluntness. “You don’t understand,” I wanted to yell at the author who wrote it! “That is just the problem, I DON’T have the time to do what I want to do!”
Then an unexpected thought crept into my head.…Continue
Added by Claudia Good on May 16, 2013 at 1:04pm — No Comments
Searching for the space in which her creativity could breathe and be turned loose, she, like a lot of people, overlooked her own emotions and saw, instead, the need to perform, pretend, and postpone. (Jump to the…Continue
Added by Joel Boggess on February 2, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments
I recently spoke with a friend about a serious financial crisis he was going through. Worry was a constant, draining battle, he declared with a sigh.photo by ewar woowar
Worry is a strange creature, much like the caterpillars in the picture above. It builds its nest, using our mind to…Continue
“Quite honestly, I can’t imagine how anyone can say, “I’m weak!” and then remain so. After all, if you know it, why not fight against it?” ~ Anne Frank (15 years old)
Understanding that we are weak - and be willing to admit it - takes courage…Continue
I started to blog after realizing the power of networking with others through social media. I figured it could benefit my forthcoming book sales and it was fun. I soon discovered blogging was therapeutic and perhaps I could inspire someone, somewhere. I had no idea what it could lead to at the time.Continue