Self-Confidence

Finding the Magic in Every Day

by Connie
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Why is it easier to believe that bad things will or are supposed to happen but you’re shocked when good things happen to you? When positive things come your way, are your next thoughts about something bad happening or are you expecting the good thing to go away? It doesn’t seem to matter if the [...]

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How Are You Living Your Dash?

by Connie
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Cemetery gravestones of old were succinct. They cut to the chase; noting the name of the departed, birth year and year the soul transitioned. The two dates were separated by a dash chiseled into the rock.  This hyphen represented the person’s life. A whole lifetime reduced to one glyph (-) carved in stone…one uncomplicated dash. Which brings [...]

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How To Uncover Your Truth

by Connie
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There’s a quote by the author, Lynn Hall that says:  ‘We didn’t change as we grew older; we just became more clearly ourselves.’ This is the point I made in, ‘Sculpting Your True Self’.  Juxtapose that with this quote by the French philosopher, Henri Bergson:  ‘To exist is to change, to change is to mature, [...]

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Sculpting Your True Self

by Connie
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It’s been said, when Michelangelo was asked how he created his statues with such perfection and detail, he answered: ‘Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.’ Fast-forward some 400-odd years.  My friend Jody and I were discussing whether people change or not. [...]

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Your Past Does Not Define Your Future

by Connie
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All forms of media have reported on the developing news of Assistant Football Coach Jerry Sandusky and the child sexual abuse which took place at Pennsylvania State University.  Just as those broadcasts were being replaced with Black Friday sales stats, child sex abuse accusations against Associate Head Basketball Coach Bernie Fine of Syracuse University in [...]

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Which of These are You Most Afraid Of?

by Connie
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Halloween is a holiday observed on October 31st in 15 countries, worldwide.  A traditional Halloween celebration includes a combination of costume parties, trick-or-treating for candy, touring haunted houses, sharing scary stories, and watching spooky movies. It’s a holiday which preys on our most primal fears.  The arrival of Halloween got me thinking about topics most [...]

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What Are You Doing To Draw Your Dream Life To You?

by Connie
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One of my favorite quotes is by the Jesuit priest and geologist, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin: ‘What would you do, if you knew you couldn’t fail?’ I like the directness of the quote.  It really cuts to the chase, doesn’t it? If you’re uncertain what you want to achieve, do or try, just ask yourself [...]

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Is Your Relationship Living in the Past?

by Connie
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I’ve got two friends in separate relationships.  One’s a guy and the other a girlfriend but they’re both at what I call ‘relationship crossroads’. Typing these words, I hear The Clash singing ‘Should I stay or should I go’ in my head.  Yep, who among us hasn’t asked themselves that question? Uncertain of their next [...]

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The Pain of Ignoring Your Inner Voice

by Connie
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Have you denied your inner voice, only to be sorry for it? Ever get a churning or pit in your stomach urging you not to do something? Did you do something knowing full-well you should’ve taken a different route? I’ve ignored my intuition and it had a monumental impact on my Life. It was life [...]

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Who Needs Problems? 4 Wins to Weighing Words

by Connie
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Are there certain words you’d like to eliminate from your vocabulary? Are there words you should remove from your personal glossary? No, I’m not talking about words you’d use after slamming your fingers in a door or language that should embarrass you if used in the presence of elders. I’m talking about words that hold [...]

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