May 1, 2016

What is Radical Personal Accountability?

To be accountable means to be in charge, responsible, or mature about your life experiences. And in the context of ‘radical personal accountability,’ to be radical is to be an activist, innovative, and uncompromising about your total well-being. When you agree to live a Growth in Motion!! lifestyle, you are consciously agreeing to accept radical personal responsibility. It means you commit to looking inside yourself to understand the deeper meaning of your upsets and tendencies to blame … [Read more...]

Increase your ability to concentrate

To concentrate is to place your full attention on one object. This means that you are making a choice to notice or give consideration to only one thing. It requires one to be still and focus. The one thing may be a person, place, idea, class work assignment, etc. For most people, concentration is hard because the mind, like the body, likes to move and is uncomfortable with stillness. Typically, most of us choose to live in a way that is complex. For example, as a college student, I often … [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...]

Take care of yourself for healthier relationships

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...]

Time to ‘Do Nothing.’

Self care is a key element of the Growth in Motion process… and 'doing nothing' is a key element of self care, better known as ‘rest.’ When school is out there are no more final papers and exams to worry about, it's a time to relax and rejuvenate yourself before returning to school. After all, you've been working hard over the past year. But, if you think like I did while I was in college, you may have scheduled a lot on your ‘to-do list’ for the summer. Or you may be spending lots of energy … [Read more...]

21 ways to relax, balance stress and be authentic during college

My passion is for your personal growth - from the inside out - and helping you live a life of infinite possibilities. As a college student, now is the time to begin aligning with your purpose, understanding your intentions, taking inspired action and living a life of harmony. By doing so now, you'll develop lifelong skills for processing your experiences, resolving inner conflict, and understanding your personal thoughts and beliefs - particularly about yourself! To begin on your journey to … [Read more...]

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...]

10 Emotional Management Strategies while in College

Does college have you suffering from burnout, exhaustion or overwhelm? Trying to find the right balance between friends, study, family and more? If so, you may be a victim of emotional overload. Emotional overload is that place we all come to when we say things like “I can’t take it anymore,” “This is too much for me to handle,” “He/she just doesn’t understand,” or “What’s the use? It won’t happen or work anyway!” Most of us run around doing, doing, doing and then one day realize that we have … [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...]

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...]