February 22, 2017

Magnetism: A key to happiness and satisfaction

Have you ever used any of the following phrases to describe another human being? He’s so irresistible! She has a magnetic personality! I feel like I can talk to him about anything! She makes me feel like a million bucks! Each of the above expressions is a different way to express one’s magnetism. You can probably think of so many more to add to the list. Magnetism is another word for charisma, charm, or pull. And you don’t have to be around a person very long to feel the power of … [Read more...]

Coping with college by connecting the mind and the heart

College life is filled with one activity after the next one that can stretch you out to the max. By using a few personal techniques and starting now, you can develop a lifelong habit of self-care that will make sure you aren't overly stressed, physically fatigued, mentally anguished or emotionally distraught. Begin now and you'll be balanced and stress-free not only in school, but in your future professional, social and family life. 1. Spend quiet time alone with yourself - When you take time … [Read more...]

Harvest Time: Getting a Return on Your Investments

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...]

Don’t wait until you’re ‘tired of being tired’

Do you feel like you are overwhelmed and things seem to be speeding up? Are you tired of being tired? Need a break? You might be due for a “stress check up!” One of the most effective early warning signs of a mental or physical imbalance is the development of a pessimistic outlook. And once that belief takes root in us, we start to feel irritability, frustration, anger, sadness or sometimes we even lose hope or faith in ourselves and our abilities. I call it the “tired of being tired … [Read more...]

Beginning your process of self-discovery

Psychologist Abraham Maslow was a phenomenal researcher of life who shared with the world (along with his colleagues Goldstein and Rogers) the term ‘self-actualization.’ He defined self-actualization to be the drive for self-fulfilment, namely the tendency for the individual to become their fully realized self at their highest potential. With this background knowledge and my own experiences, I define self discovery as the process of embracing one’s highest self. It is aligned with my definition … [Read more...]

Are you engaging in authentic relationships?

To be authentic is to be real, transparent, truthful, or honest. Within the word relationships are the words "relate" and "ship." Some synonyms for "relate" include communication, link up, share, connect, and cooperate. When I think of the word "ship," I think of a boat, cruise ship, vessel, or something that carries or transports people or goods. As I reflect upon all of these separate ideas of the words authentic relationships, I am humbled because the underlying meaning of these words is all … [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...]

Balance College Stress – Natural Energy Booster #3 – Back off the sugar!

You know you eat them. They're a staple in any college diet: cold cereals, ketchup, hot dogs, chocolate, pop, cakes, cookies, donuts and other foods loaded with sugar, high fructose corn syrup or aspartame.  If you've ever attempted to remove sugar from your diet for even a short period of time and gotten a headache... chances are you're a sugarholic. Some additional symptoms include  'the shakes,' depression, inability to focus or study, even overall crabbiness and arguments with your … [Read more...]

I Am a Seed of Greatness!

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...]

How Does Growth in Motion™ Impact My Life as a College Student?

Growth is development, evolution, progress, increase, expansion. In short, it means CHANGE. To be in motion means to move, act, engage in an activity, or to shift something. I define “growth in motion” as a phrase that describes a way of being in relationship with oneself. It is a process of living consciously. This means you have to take a very close look at your habits and authentically evaluate which ones are overdue and need to move in a different direction. To be self-regulated, to … [Read more...]