TRUE GUILT vs. FALSE GUILT— WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

There are two broad categories of guilt:TRUE GUILT AND FALSE GUILT.TRUE GUILT(1) This is the guilt you feel when you are responsible for a wrong that you committed.(2) In a sense this is a “healthy guilt”because it makes you realize that what you did was wrong.(3) The first goal is to correct the wrongif possible. If you offended or hurtsomeone, seek forgiveness.(4) The second goal is to let go of theguilt. Don’t carry the guilt and allow it to become a heavy burden.Remind yourself that you are humanand make mistakes. You aren’t perfect. You are still loved.You can’t change the … Continue reading TRUE GUILT vs. FALSE GUILT— WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

YOU NEED TO KNOW THE NEW DEFINITION OF SUCCESS

You no longer have to beoverwhelmed with busynessto be successful in life.There is now a trendto approach life as aminimalist.Simplicity is now the ruleof the day.Finally, people are reducingthe complexities in their life byeliminating all the needless wantsthat have been such a burdenand have rubbed them of joy.And it’s working.The new definition ofsuccess is this:You have succeeded in lifewhen all you really wantis all you really need.And at home and work and playyou thoroughly enjoy your life as aminimalist. Continue reading YOU NEED TO KNOW THE NEW DEFINITION OF SUCCESS

THERE’S A SPARK OF HOPE WITHIN YOU

Hope is not somethingyou can purchase.It’s not a gift you can receive.Hope is a spark thatlives within you.And only you can ignite it.Only you can decide howbright you want it to burn.But it’s best to igniteyour spark of hope often.It will burn brightestduring your darkest hours.It will guide you throughyour heaviest moments.It will shine bright whenyou reach for your dreams.It will glow bright whenyour heart needs healing.It will lift your spiritswhen doors seem closed.A bright light of hope isstronger than fear,tougher than despair, andmore powerful than doubt.As long as you keep thespark within you burning,you will always have HOPE.Never let … Continue reading THERE’S A SPARK OF HOPE WITHIN YOU

ONE WORD THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE

One teeny tiny two-letter wordhas the potential powerto change your entire lifein a potent, positive way.Interestingly, the two letters sitbeside each other in the alphabet.N and O = NO.Here are 10 important reasonsto learn to use the word “NO.”1. Learning to say no simplifies yourlife, frees you from anxiety, and keepsyou from feeling overwhelmed.2. Learning to say no will help yoube proud of the the fact that you arewilling to take care of yourself.3. To learn the art of saying nomeans you don’t have to lie, makeexcuses, or try to explain yourself.You simply learn to graciously decline.4. Learning to say … Continue reading ONE WORD THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE

SOMETIMES I GET DISCOURAGED

Sometimes I get discouraged.It just happens.Things can seem to be very normal,when all of a sudden it hits.Discouragement…..without warning.It wraps its arms around me….gets a tight grip and squeezes….firmly.It holds me captive.My emotions start to swirl.I go from downheartednessto the depths of dismay…..and back again.I feel down. I want to give up…..give in.I see life through the dark glassesof gloom and despair.The dark nights get long…..and longer,like the dawn will never come.BUT…….the dawn DOES come.And the miracle of LIGHTmakes the darkness disappear.In the middle of the worddisCOURAGEmentis the word COURAGE.COURAGE is the LIGHTthat makes the darknessof discouragement disappear.It takes COURAGE … Continue reading SOMETIMES I GET DISCOURAGED

SOMETIMES I CRY

Sometimes I cry.I don’t always know why.But it’s okay.It’s okay to cry.Sometimes I get hurt.It may be an accident that happens to me.Or it may besomeone’s wordsthat hurt me.Or maybe I get lonelybecause I miss someone I love.Or maybe certain thingslike music or moviesor patriotic paradesor beautiful thingsstir my emotionsand touch my heart,and I cry.Sometimes the tearsare happy,sometimes sad.But it’s not bad to cry.Here’s why.That’s what tears are for.That’s why you have them.They help you cry.So use them when you need to.They’re good for you.They wash and cleanse.They help you let go and release.And you never run out.Yes, sometimes I … Continue reading SOMETIMES I CRY

5 KEYS TO A HAPPY, FULFILLED LIFE

Everyone wants a happy, fulfilled life.But how do you achieve it?How do you make it happen?I have one answer to this question. It’s one answer based on my experience in working with people for many yearsas a former college professor and alicensed mental health counselor.It’s not the only answer, of course,but it’s the one answer I found that makes a positive difference in people’s lives.It not only works, it’s based on solid research.THE 5 KEYS TO A HAPPY, FULFILLED LIFE(Please note that Creative Expressionis the heart of each Key.)(1) PERSONAL GROWTHANYTHING you can do to keep LEARNINGand GROWING as a … Continue reading 5 KEYS TO A HAPPY, FULFILLED LIFE

HOW TO STOP GROWING OLD

There’s a difference betweengrowing OLDER and growing OLD.Growing OLDER is simply a fact of life.It’s a natural process of life itself.Growing OLD is a state of mind.You can choose to grow old or not.YOU GROW OLD WHEN —You give up and lose enthusiasm for life.You count years instead of memories.You feel pain instead of healing.You count conflicts instead of victories.You counts moments of despairinstead of mountain-top experiences.You see negatives instead of positives.You see ugliness instead of beauty.You see dark clouds instead of rainbows.You feel gloom instead of glory.You feel defeat instead of hope.These are the ways you grow OLD.HOW DO … Continue reading HOW TO STOP GROWING OLD

THEY DID IT AND SO CAN YOU — AGE DOESN’T MATTER

Everyone has a dream,something they would like to accomplish.Big or small — it can happen.You’re never too YOUNG….or too OLD.Here are examples to inspire you.1. Joan of Arc turned a war around at age 17.2. Pascal developed a calculator at 19.3. Mozart wrote his first symphony at 8.4. Phyllis Wheatley became the firstAfrican-American woman to be recognizedas a published poet….at age 20.5. Nadia Comaneci won 3 gold medals and seven perfect scores in the 1976 Olympics at the age of 14. NEED MORE INSPIRATION?6. Harry Bernstein wrote his first bookat the age of 93.7. Gladys Burrell ran her first marathonat … Continue reading THEY DID IT AND SO CAN YOU — AGE DOESN’T MATTER