All posts filed under: Personal Growth

Why self-love is the key to sustainable success

According to Psychology today: “Self-love is important to living well. It influences who you pick for a mate, the image you project at work, and how you cope with the problems in your life. It is so important to your welfare that I want you to know how to bring more of it into your life.” This excerpt could not be more spot on with the truth. Until recently I hadn’t thought much about the idea of loving myself. Bills, business, family, life obstacles, you name it I would give it as an excuse as to why I wasn’t more invested in my ‘self.’ That all changed when I received a phone call from a college friend determined to throw her life away. Her company had went belly up, she ended her 5-year marriage, and had nowhere to go with her two kids. The situation alone is enough for any of us to throw in the towel. While she was speaking what resonated the most is she kept speaking of her life as if she …

Do you ever look up at the sky?

We live in an ADD world. Meaning that there are so many thing happening simultaneously it is really hard to just focus on just one thing. Especially in the personal development area. I know I am not the only one that reads my textbooks with the tv on and cell phone by my side. We are constantly multi-tasking. For example, watching tv and texting or even cooking dinner and talking on the phone. We are always looking for ways to keep busy. Life has become so hectic that many of us have forgotten the simple things. A few weeks ago I walked outside and just decided to look up. A smile immediately replaced the frown on my face. I felt instant joy looking up at the clouds and knowing that through it all I survived. This also brought up a fond memory from my child hood. As a child my mother would always lay in the grass with me on Saturday mornings after we hung the close to dry and we look and observe the …