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Positive People: Actions Speak Louder Than Words

“Stay positive” has been a common term loosely used in day-to-day life, often by people who say they’re positive, yet act the opposite. Although the power of our thoughts and words are a major component in personal growth, the way one acts around others plays an even bigger part in the Power of Positivity.

Positive thinkers aren’t just people who avoid negative thoughts- they are people who know how to handle the negativity rather than avoiding it.

So, what else makes a person positive? Over the years I’ve thought about this quite often- especially when navigating my own challenges in life. Here are a few things I’m still working on myself, and may even help you along your own journey.

They Go With The Flow

Positive thinkers know they can’t control each and every situation. Instead of causing a fit when things don’t go their way, they find meaning and lessons in everyday life.

They Grow From Experiences

Have you ever noticed how the same challenges pop up in your life, but manifest in different forms? Whether it’s the sexist boss or the obnoxious roommate, you’ll continue to encounter these people until you learn how to handle them in a new, more productive way. The universe is funny like that.

They Admit When They’re Wrong

Positive thinkers are able to push their egos aside. They know when and how to be humble, and are comfortable admitting their shortcomings- especially when it affects the feelings of those around them.

They Know How to Say No

This is extremely important- setting healthy boundaries can be crucial to maintaining friendships and honoring one’s own self care. People pleasing may seem like the easier route, but will wear you out in the long run. It’s better to be honest and say “no” than to build resentments.

They Don’t Change Around Other People

Positive thinkers stay true to themselves around everyone in their life. They hold strong to their opinions, but don’t take offense when others don’t agree.

It takes a lot of practice to handle negative people or situations, but when you discover your truth- and walk in it- your life flows more effortlessly. You will no longer take everything so personally, not will the opinions of others matter so much.

When you love you, magical things start to happen.

“She’s already had everything she needs within herself. It’s the world that convinced her she did not.” -Rupi Kaur

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The Law of Attraction: Love Yourself More

Just when you thought you loved yourself, go ahead- love yourself a little more.

We are all conscious creators on this planet, but many of us fail to realize the power of our thoughts and feelings.  Our society encourages us to take action, to see progress, and to quantify our successes, but no results can take place if you don’t truly care for yourself on the inside.

Be your own biggest fan.

The world quickly changes when you realize your greatest success is fearlessly loving yourself.

Life will effortlessly fall into place when you care for, love, and respect the you that you were born to be.  Everyone will have an opinion- but what is your own opinion about yourself?

Look within and listen to your heart.

Who do you want to be?

Once you know and embody the true you, you’ll see a change- a change within, a change around you, and a change in how you are treated.  Once you treat yourself with the loving kindness you deserve, remarkable things will shine through.

Here is a great manifestation video from Aaron Doughty- 2019 is a powerful year for attracting what you desire.  Get into your passion frequency, but first, it all starts with self-love!

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11/11/18: A Powerful Day Of Manifestation

Did you know 11/11/18 is one of the most powerful days for manifestation?

2018 is an 11 year (2 + 0 + 1 + 8 = 11), which holds the energy of creation, spiritual enlightenment, and authentic expression. With three 11’s in the date, the energy is amplified, being three times as powerful.

Even the actual shape of the number 11 represents a gateway; if you notice, you’ll see how 11 looks like two pillars. This gateway is a direct portal between divine inspiration and grounded manifestation.

Do you ever wonder why you continually receive the same ideas over and over, but haven’t acted on them? Perhaps you see all the signs, have repeating thoughts, or hear messages from others reminding you of these ideas. For me, my own passion for helping others through writing has manifested over the years, but I continue to wonder how to take it further. What is the universe telling me? Even more importantly, how do I act on it to bring my ideas to life?

I have big goals and dreams, and I know you do too.

11/11 is the time to stop, meditate, and ask for guidance.

Think about what your heart truly desires. What signs keep leading you in that direction? What actions can you take now to bring your ideas to life?

For 11/11, there are many steps you can take to manifest your divine inspiration into reality.

First, clear your energy. You can do this through meditation, smudging (I recommend white sage), lighting incense, or clearing your aura with crystals. Clear Quartz is a powerful crystal for clearing work as well as amplifying the energy of your own spirit and the other crystals in your collection.

Next, find a quiet space to write down your dreams and goals. Focus on what you do want, not the things you don’t. Whether you write these goals down or create a vision board, your creative efforts will be recognized by the universe and the spirit guides who help lead you on the right path.

Now, ask for guidance. Meditation is a powerful way to let your guides know your intentions. I try and meditate for at least a half hour every day- sometimes longer. By centering my mind and spirit, I am able to clear the outside noise and connect with my higher, authentic self- the self I am meant to be.

It’s common to be confused about what your heart actually desires when society can sway you in many different directions. Meditation assists in reaching into your soul, not media messages or what someone else’s opinion is.

This 11/11, tap into what your soul’s calling is, and visualize the future you wish to manifest. Your thoughts are powerful, and so is your ability to create a life you love. ✨

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Saturday Self Care: The Power of Positive Thinking

Good morning from the Mystic River!

It finally cooled down here in Medford- thank goodness! 🙂 As usual, I walked down to the river to enjoy my coffee and write. Whenever I feel a bit stir crazy or my mind runs a million miles a minute, there’s nothing like nature to ground me and calm down my thoughts.

It’s a busy Saturday here, so I wanted to start the day off on the right foot by stepping outside of myself and sharing some tools that help me tackle a hectic schedule, negative thoughts, or worries.

I have a few meetings today and wanted to put my mind in the right place before I started overthinking or questioning myself. We could work on ourselves each and every day, but we are only human. Focusing on what we are grateful for, what we like about ourselves, and what we can offer others is huge and makes a world of difference when combating any negative thoughts.

Let’s do a little exercise. Grab a pen, a piece of paper, and get your imagination ready. Writing never fails to help me set the tone for the day, and I’m confident it will help you, too.

First,

  • Write 10 things you’re grateful for
  • Write 10 qualities you like about yourself

This seems simple, doesn’t it? You would be surprised. I have spoken with many others who have told me it’s a challenge to think of their positive attributes. Although this is so surprising to me (we seem to see ourselves in a much more critical light than those around us!), many people aren’t used to thinking this way.

Society tries to tell us we aren’t enough- that we need more money, more material items, more recognition. We are told our lives must look a certain way to be happy. We are taught as young girls that we are princesses, and a handsome prince is the key to happiness. What happens when we don’t get those things? What if a prince wasn’t supposed to save us after all?

When we realize happiness comes from within, we learn we must save ourselves.

💞

Now, once you’re done, think about those 20 things above.

  • Write 5 things you can do to benefit others today.

Yes, helping others is a huge form of self care. It doesn’t have to be a grand gesture; it could be simply buying someone a coffee or paying a compliment. It could be giving advice, being a listening ear, or helping someone with a chore.

No matter how big or small, kindness is contagious- and the world needs more of it.

I’d love to hear your own lists and how your Saturday goes. By sharing your own inspiration, you inspire those around you, too!

Have a beautiful day. ✨

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How to Boost Self Confidence

As I begin to work with a new client, I gave her a simple exercise to complete for me today:

List 20 things you like about yourself.

This seems simple enough, right? I did this exercise for myself yesterday as I sat on the beach and put together a program to help her shift her perspective and see herself through a new lens.

The first step to changing your view is to focus on the positives.

It’s so easy to pick at your flaws and view all of the negative aspects of yourself or your life. However, when you focus on the good, it’s amazing how much better, well rounded, and positive you feel in all areas of your life.

After I receive her list, we will begin to expand on each point she listed. Everyone is different, and everyone has their own unique talents and gifts.

I’m here to help show each and every woman they are worthy of love, success, and happiness- but it all starts from within.