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Yummy Goodies For The Soul

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Guest Post from Diggy at Upgrade Reality Happiness is a choice. That’s what they all say. But this isn’t entirely true. Not by a long shot. Because I know happiness is something you can awaken. It could either be a chain of events or it could be by systematically proving to your subconscious that you have all reasons to be happy. And successful. It doesn’t matter where you are at right now. You could feel: * Lonely * Depressed * Unmotivated * Unconfident * or simply out-of-place, all together! Listen closely… You need to understand one simple thing: Life is like a game of cards: The hands you get dealt …

A Healthy Information Diet

A Healthy Information Diet

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“You are a mash-up of what you let into your life” – artist Austin Kleon This is exactly what LifeStyleDezine is – a filtration mechanism that lets into your life things that are interesting, meaningful, creatively and intellectually stimulating, memorable. So when this Book was released I was excited! Here’s the trailer (Yes, even books have trailers now):

Erase The “but” From Life

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I’m sorry, but, it wasn’t my fault I love you, but, I would, but, yeah, but, I know, but, What if we erased the but and just spoke without qualifiers? Took them at face value. Simplified. Made our words count with fewer and more direct statements. You either want to or you don’t. You either will or you wont. Yes or no, with few in between.   Peace and Blessings

Mastery

Mastery

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There is something to be said about the person who dedicates their life to one thing. Who’s primary focus and attention goes into to carving out one path. To becoming a MASTER– all knowing in one field inside and out. “No one is a master any more.” – Gennadi Bogdanov Everybody wants to be a jack of all trades, a Know-it-all; but the jack of all trades was never a master in anything. It’s why in my opinion restaurants with small menus, a single page with a few items are always superior to a 150 choices, “we make everything”, thick as a bible menu restaurant; because they haven’t taken the …

Start Strong

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If you tend to rush around in the morning attempting to pick out your power outfit, eat breakfast, make lunch, pack your gym bag, and answer e-mails sent while you were sleeping, all before you step out the door it’s no wonder you’re frustrated. If you want to feel confident and perform well, it’s time you had a streamlined morning routine. “Routines are time-saving,” says Julie Morgenstern, author of Never Check E-mail in the Morning. “When you don’t have one, you lose time trying to figure out what do next, and you forget things.” And if you start the day off negatively, chances are the rest of the day will …

Carl Sagan "You are here"

Forget Yourself

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“To know yourself, is to forget yourself” – Pema  Chodron If just for a moment, I ask you to please forget yourself. And think of all the thousands of large and little things that allowed you to be here in this very moment. The Millions of things that went right as opposed to the hundred that might go wrong (or that we call wrong) The teachers that inspired you without your knowing it. The lessons learned from the guy standing in line with you at the grocery store. What a Winnie The Pooh story you read when you were 8 years old taught you about your relationship, might have even …

NEEDS

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Maslow’s “Hierarchy of Needs” Is a theory in psychology, proposed by Abraham Maslow in his 1943 paper, A Theory of Human Motivation. Maslow subsequently extended the idea to include his observations of humans innate curiosity. His theories parallel many other theories of human developmental psychology, all of which focus on describing the stages of growth in humans. What are your thoughts?? How much of this do you need? All of it? Some of it? Is it shocking to see yourself in a chart?

Luck? Chance? None of the above

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I don’t believe in luck or that things happen by chance. I come from the school of thought: “Ask and you shall receive” Now that doesn’t mean it will be handed down to you from God in a glowing orb and shining beam of light with an orchestra of angels playing harps. How I see it: Is that you ask and then prepare yourself to build the house one brick at a time. You are prepared to fall and take wrong turns, because it’s all about the journey – “We can know where we’re going, where we’ll end up, but we can’t possibly know how we’re going to get there” …

QTIP – Quit Taking It Personally

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Not everyone’s out to get you. Nor are they talking about you. Or watching you when your not looking. That’s the EGO talking, trying to enforce it’s will and take control. Sh@t the ego says: I’m right You’re wrong and I’m gonna prove it! You suck He sucks She sucks Oh no, s/he’s right … I suck! Life sucks Life would be better if I just had … I’m not good enough I’m so sad without … I’m nobody without him/her I need a tummy tuck/face lift/smaller butt/bigger biceps/insert-bodily-anxiety here I’ll show him/her! I can’t I shouldn’t You shouldn’t If only … I’m too short/tall/fat/skinny/old/ugly/insert-bodily-anxiety here Does this make my …

Words

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Less is More. Make them Count. “Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.” – William Wordsworth It’s more about the listening. “The quieter you become, the more you can hear.” – Baba Ram Dass   Peace and Blessings

Sacredness

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“Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.” – Oscar Wilde Some thing, someone, a principal, at least one or all of the above should be held Sacred. A thing you live by, that helps shape you. Your code. The things that keep you grounded. Remind us of our purpose. These things you don’t budge on, you don’t forget them or alter them for anyone. They are yours and they are necessary. Whether it’s taking a day off- I mean OFF; the computer stays off, the work leaves the brain and you just reward yourself. Or naming …

Stuck in a Box (Just Step Out)

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Wake up, stub your toe and the rest of your day goes to shit. One bad thing leads to a dozen bad things. “God, this day SUCKS!” “Why can’t I catch a break?” … Sound familiar? We’ve all been there. Stuck in this downward spiral, but are we really stuck? Can we just stop in its tracks? This hole we dig for ourselves, drop the shovel and walk away. NAME it. Identify it. There by taking control of the situation. Grabbing the reins and saying, “What happened, happened. This moment, this very second things are back in my control, the Universe is working for me, and things are headed up!” …

Between it All: Hope

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HOPE. Between each moment, each breath, we are HOPE and FAITH. It allows us to be present. To live in those moments. It’s our transitional place. Our bridge to the next step. It’s Safe. It’s Courage. Its our Hall Pass – to be crazy, to be daring, to be brave. It’s Technicolor in a black and white world, Shining light on the dark. Eraser to thoughts like fear, words like I can’t It’s Everywhere and Everything. It bears some weight- Allow it to. It’s an instruction manual in the palm of your hand encase you forget to breathe. HOPE.

What is Home?

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  What is Home? Home It’s Relative. Relatable. Everywhere. It’s Vital. There are Spiritual homes. Comfy Homes. Cultural Homes. Places where the soil feels just right. Where the wind blows just perfect. Where you live is not always your Home. Sometimes we need to wander, wonder… our Home(s) will be there, and new ones will be found. Home can be anything that fills you. Home is with you, Always. Home is what you make it. Home sweet home.   What is home to you? We’d love to hear from you, share your thoughts in the comment section below   Peace and Blessings Like what you see? Join Our Marvelous Community! Sign up …

Transformation

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True Transformation comes at that moment when there is NO DOUBT. The moment when everything you labeled as bad is actually good. When money becomes LOVE. When it’s all a part of the plan. When you can ACCEPT. When you can ALLOW. When every moment is a gift. When you stop believing and start becoming. When you embody your thoughts. When you walk Hope, and speak Faith. When it all becomes ONE, and goes deeper than skin, deeper than bones, past the marrow directly into the soul. When you LOVE YOURSELF whole heartedly. When you FORGIVE. You are everything you will become. In time. With patience. On a long journey …

Do You See What I See?

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 The World is your Playground. >>”Drain and Manhole Cover Art”. – Reshaping what we’ve always associated as dirty. Allowing us to see something we often pay no mid to.  I am a huge fan of street art! I think the way they allow the world to be there canvas is a beautiful take on life.  How can we look past the confinements of society? Must we always cross our T’s and dot our i’s? Parkour  has that same outlook>> IMAGINATION IS EVERYTHING!!!

Connection

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Connection. Connected. EMPATHY. Strings that connect us to the world. The Universe. From one person to the next. To every living cell invisible strings that CONNECT US. Can you feel them? Have you ALLOWED them to be tugged at?Do you ignore there existence? These heart string are the first thing we ever know, they’re EMPATHY. They’re an understanding. That all are brothers and sisters. That all around you, could be you. They can’t be searched for, only Freed. Allow them to shine. Feel the world!

There are No Mistakes

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      -Just a difference of opinion. What is a Mistake? Other than Profound Truth. Other than an Opportunity: Many actions are perceived as mistakes only because we don’t react to them appropriately. Lets turn “mistake” into “Opportunity”! Lets erase that word from our consciousnesses. “To get something you never had, you have to do something you never did”  & “The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.” Within the mistake is truth, we have to faith in that, that trust and presence  allows us to find what the Universe it trying to show us. When you fall, when the …

Marcel The Shell and The Things He Can Teach Us

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  A Guest Post from Positively Present You know you’re a bit behind on a YouTube sensation when the star already has a best-selling book. Yes, it’s only recently that I’ve discovered the silliness that is Marcel the Shell. If you’re like me and haven’t seen it yet, here are the videos. I’ve definitely heard a few people say they don’t really get it, but every time I see Marcel I crack up. The voice (Saturday Night Live’s Jenny Slate) is hilarious enough, but the things he says really make me laugh. Even if you don’t like (or get) Marcel the Shell, you can’t certainly learn a thing or two …