October 25, 2014

Harvest Time: Getting a Return on Your Investments

Felica Harlow - Harvest Time

To have a harvest is to have a return, a yield, a collection of some sort. It also implies that we give, express or put something "out there" and, by nature, receive something back. This past summer, my family planted seeds in our garden. We gave our effort in the form of time, physical labor and patience with a positive expectation that we would receive something in return - a harvest of various vegetables. Question for Reflection: When you give your time, effort and energy to your partner, … [Read more...]

Growing Toward Balance and Happiness Within

Felicia Harlow - Growth In Motion

Do you feel good about yourself inside of your closest relationships? Do you feel like you are an asset in your relationships or a hindrance? Do you often say to yourself “he or she just doesn’t understand me!” If you feel like I am speaking directly to you in the questions above, then you could benefit from the information that I am about to share. As a previous guest speaker at the University of Nebraska –Omaha campus my topic was Healthy Relationships 101. During my talk, I spent a lot of … [Read more...]

Take care of yourself for healthier relationships

Felicia Harlow - Mutual Ground Domestic Violence Center

Healthy relationships start with a focus on self-care and well-being. That is the philosophy I shared with Voorhees College students during a visit to their campus. When I asked the question, “What is most important to you in your relationships?” I received answers like trust, communication, love and respect. The idea of practicing self-care as a foundation for healthy relationships appeared to be a new paradigm for them. I can understand, though, because several years ago, it became a new … [Read more...]

Balance College Stress – Natural Energy Booster #1 – Breathe!

Felicia Harlow - Balance College Stress - Natural Energy Booster #1

You wake up late and it’s 10 minutes before class starts! … The final exam is next week and you still don’t understand some of the material! … Someone tells you that they saw your boyfriend cheating with one of your friends! … You are the resident assistant and someone has broken every rule on the floor and in the dorm and YOU are responsible because you are in charge! Stress-buster, Energy-booster # 1 is BREATHE!!! Yes, breathing is an automatic body function that we don’t even think about. … [Read more...]

My 80 Year ‘Young’ Gift

Felicia Harlow - My 80 Year Young Gift

On March 12, 2011, I met an 80 year old woman who didn’t look a day over 50! Clearly, she was a woman living a Growth in Motion!!™ lifestyle She was one of the participants at the Women’s Leadership Conference at Clemson University and she contributed lots of wisdom. After delivering the 1st part of my speech, she approached me and thanked me for the wisdom I shared about authenticity. And after the 2nd part of my speech, she re-approached my product table and purchased one of my audio … [Read more...]

I Am a Seed of Greatness!

Felicia Harlow with Students

A seed represents the beginning or starting point of all living things. Inside of the seed is all that is needed to grow into something magnificent. There is nothing to add, subtract or change within the seed to produce its harvest. And the most amazing part is that, given the proper conditions for growth, one tiny seed will produce so much more than itself. To be great is to be massive, to be talented, and to be important. Each and every one of us is born from a seed that already contains … [Read more...]

Having the Courage to be You

Felicia Harlow at UNO

In Latin the term "cor" means heart. In French the term "cour" means to be in the process. And in English the word courage means "the state or quality of mind or spirit that enables one to face danger or hardship resolutely." Therefore, when one is said to have courage, she/he is in the process of connecting with her heart (or core self) as challenges arise so that she is able to understand them and take correct action. When we think about someone with courage, oftentimes we think about a … [Read more...]

11 authentic choices for building inner power

Felicia Harlow - 11 authentic choices for building inner power

Do you often think about what you want to become or be after college and then feel a fair amount of pressure because you haven’t figured it out yet? Well, to truly grow into what you really enjoy and what makes you happy for no reason at all, you must make small everyday choices that lead to long term satisfaction, peace, and overall success. If you practice making authentic choices consistently, your choice of job or career will be an extension of who you are. Make sure that what you think … [Read more...]

Empower your relationships with compassion

Within the word compassion is the word compass. There is also the word passion. When I think of the word compass, I think of a device with a magnetic needle that helps me determine my sense of direction. When I explored the meaning of the word in the dictionary, I also found that compass means to comprehend, to travel entirely around, or to get into one's possession or power. This discovery was like a revelation for me because when I read those words "direction" and tapping into "one's power," … [Read more...]

Faculty and Staff “In Motion” at Voorhees College

Felicia Harlow at Voorhees College

[showtime width=640 height=300] A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Coretta Jamison, Women’s Advocate of Voorhees College. I quickly learned that she is a caring, committed, enthusiastic and very important resource for students. Her influence with those students was reflected in the number of attendees at my program, Healthy Relationships 101. It was also reflected in one of her student leaders, Bazh Ragin. (Prior to my visit, Coretta shared with me that her Thursday programs are … [Read more...]