Contrast is Essential

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We are so great at thinking and talking about what we do not want, aren't we!? We can dwell in that place for days, months, years, and beyond. Why do we do this? It serves no purpose. It only allows us to be stuck there and to attract more things into our lives that we do not want. This can be anything we do not want: Financial hardship, a bad relationship, health issues, a mean boss, self loathing, moving to a new state, a job, a messy home, and the list goes on. When we continually have these thoughts in our conscious mind, our sub-conscious mind is busy at work bringing what we are focusing on into our lives. Knowing what we do not want is called contrast, and contrast is neutral and contrast is essential. The best way to become clear about what you do want is to briefly (as long as … [Read more...]

Helpful Cliché

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My mom was the Queen of clichés when I was a child and she still is. If there was a situation that warranted a good use of a cliché, she would use one. I learned, and ignored, many life lessons based on whether I paid attention to my mom's clichés and applied them. This talent of pulling clichés out of a hat like a magician was inadvertently handed down to me as soon as I had my own children. I spew them off instinctually while my kids look at me confused, just as I used to look at my mom. I really think if more people paid attention to these wise words and put them to use, the world would be a less chaotic and calmer place. The other day, one of my daughters was getting out of her shower and she did not do a very thorough job of cleaning the glass with the squeegee. I made her go back … [Read more...]

Audio Mindset Minute: “Eat the Rainbow”

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We all would feel better if we continually ate the colors of the rainbow, and I am not talking about Fruit Loops. I am talking about eating fruits and vegetables that are the different colors of the rainbow. Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. Take 5 minutes to listen to this segment and do your health a favor and eat the rainbow!   Because Together is Better, … [Read more...]

Move Over Pride and Ego!

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I have known so many people throughout my life who let their pride and ego get in the way of forgiveness. I have been one of those people at times. I'm sure you have as well. I know it is hard to forgive sometimes. It feels like it is a "give" on our part or like we are excusing the wrong behavior...but we also rationally know that hanging on to a wrong only hurts us. We are so stubborn at times. What makes us think that not forgiving someone is healthy or will do any good? Why would we think that holding on to that negative energy will hurt the other person? The energy of un-forgiveness is so very heavy. When we look at it in that light, it seems so very silly, doesn't it? We are intentionally hurting ourselves...that is so counterproductive! I know that when we are in the emotional … [Read more...]

Radio Show: “What Do Circumstances Reveal About You?”

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When we encounter stressful circumstances, we get to make a choice: We can either have a sour attitude or we can go with the flow. How do you react? Join me as we discuss what your reaction to different circumstances reveal about you. My segment begins at minute 9:06. Find Additional Lifestyle Podcasts with TNTBS on BlogTalkRadio … [Read more...]

Radio Show: “Follow Your Passion!”

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When we were children, we were passionate about so many things. Most people I know have forgotten what their passions are. They walk through life half asleep, just going through the motions. Let's find our passion and truly begin to live again! Join me so you can begin to "Follow Your Passion"!  My segment begins at minute 2:41 -Deanna Popular Lifestyle Internet Radio with TNTBS on BlogTalkRadio … [Read more...]

Lose the Fear

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Fear is quite an interesting thing. It is different for everyone and comes in all shapes and sizes. Some fear lasts a lifetime, and other fear seems to mysteriously appear out of nowhere. Fear can cover a huge spectrum; from fear of getting a splinter to fear of dying. What is fear exactly and how do we overcome it? Since fear is a personal thing, and not everyone has the same fear, how does it become ours? How can one person be afraid of heights and not be afraid of spiders? I have met people who honestly are not afraid of anything. Doesn't this make you want to learn more about fear? The notion of fear piques my interest as well. Fear is a psychosomatic response, meaning it is purely emotional and mental. This implies that it is different for everyone, depending on the individual's … [Read more...]

From Victim to Victor

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We all have our reasons to be and feel like a Victim. We have all been through situations that seem unfair and have had a negative effect on our lives. We all have had regrets and wished we could go back in time and change things. I am right there with you. I have had my fair share of feeling like a victim in my life. When I was in college, I decided that feeling like a victim and acting like a victim no longer served me. I wanted to prosper and to become a victor. I no longer wanted the negative situations (I call these "Negative Nasties") in my life to control me, my thoughts, actions, and words. I took charge of my life. Are you ready to do the same? I began writing this blog three years ago so that I could help people look at life differently. I write so that I can help people … [Read more...]

Audio Mindset Minute: “Reignite Your Imagination”

Mindset

How and when did we stop using our imaginations? When we were children we could be and do anything. Join me for this segment of Mindset Minute and reignite your imagination! -Deanna   … [Read more...]

Misunderstood

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Have you ever been misunderstood? Of course you have, we all have. When we are misunderstood, it doesn't feel good. Our words can get twisted and people can take things the wrong way. When this happens we get a chance to respond. We have a choice: either we can become defensive or we can explain our side with grace. The other day I was misunderstood: A woman emailed me about working with me. I explained that I was going on vacation and that if she requested to be alerted when I returned that I would do so. There is a form she needed to fill out. Well, when I returned she contacted me harshly saying she was going to work with someone else because I did not do what I said I was going to do. She thought I said I would contact her when I was home. I was very professional and explained … [Read more...]