Holding a grudge costs more than you think – don’t let it bankrupt your life

Mary had not been home for eight years. Within the first 15 minutes of being home, those old feelings of inadequacy had crept back into her psyche. How is it that we can grow up, move on to create successful lives, and within 15 minutes of being home we can feel like we are 10 years old again?   Esther Hicks says that emotional energy is where you last left it. Look at it this way—if the last time you saw your dad it ended with a big upset, then next time the subject of dad comes up that big …
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Teach your children to be resilient so they can enjoy a better quality life

In life, much of our stress can come from attempting to parent children who are responsible, successful, and happy. The stress and worry never helps; in fact, all it does is cause damage to our own mental emotional health and those around us. Our role as a parent has to include helping our children develop skills that allow them to be resilient if they are going to successfully deal with the stress of modern life. In reviewing three separate studies on resilience—which is the ability to bounce back quickly after illness, change, or misfortune—there are a few common themes.     …
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You don’t need to blame circumstance or the past, you can create the support you need right now

My mastermind partners and I are meeting today for lunch. As I sit here inscribing the book I bought for them, I reflect on the immense value of having this kind of support. This is the fourth time in my life where I have been part of a mastermind group. The support, encouragement, and insight have been priceless in each and every instant. Napoleon Hill, author of Think and Grow Rich, defined a mastermind as a “coordination of knowledge and effort, in a spirit of harmony, between two or more people, for the attainment of a definite purpose.” A mastermind …
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In the corporate world, do you ever feel like you have to “Watch your back?”

No one wants to hear those dreaded words, “We have to let you go” or maybe, “We are going to put you in the re-alignment pool.” Psycho-immunologist and stress expert Dr. Nick Hall states that resilient people know that life has ups and downs and can maintain the attitude, “I will get through this too.” I have seen the same optimistic attitude in patients who are able to beat cancer.   I remember when I was young in my leadership career, and I had a young nurse who was an LVN and had two small children. Her husband was not …
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