Blog Carnival of Well-Being, February, 2014 Edition

A Blog Carnival is an online magazine.

On the first day of each month, our Carnival of Well-Being proudly presents fresh articles from local bloggers who are experts in one aspect of well-being. Each blog post is packed with information you can use immediately to enhance your well-being.

How to Play

Step 1. Click a link to a blog post that intrigues you. Read as many posts as you like!

Step 2. Support your local, free-range, organic bloggers by:

• Commenting on the posts you like
• Sharing your fave posts freely with your friends and family
• If you’re inclined to, contacting the blogger for more information about the services they offer.

On to the Carnival! Have fun!

This month we’re celebrating love, in all its forms. February is the month of Valentine’s Day, National Random Acts of Kindness Week, Celebration of Love Week and International Friendship Week.

Giving…Your Way

Posted by: Judy Widener, Inner Frontiers Life Coaching
Description: Are you feeling jaded about the increasing commercialism of Valentine’s Day? Instead of grumbling about it, you can shift your attention to creating what you want to experience with your family, your friends and your beloved: a joyful connection with others that’s more in line with what feels authentic to you.

In addition to Valentine’s Day, February hosts International Friendship Week, Celebration of Love Week and Random Acts of Kindness month, three outstanding opportunities to spread loving kindness around like warm butter on a baguette.

Click here to read “Giving…Your Way”

 

My Magical Mug

Posted by: Nancy Steele, Energy-Balancing Facilitator and Self-Help Instructor utilizing the art and philosophy of Jin Shin Jyutsu
Description: I received a mug as a gift. It is a beautiful mug, and seems ordinary enough. Except … it’s not. It’s magical!

Click here to read “My Magical Mug”

 

Integrated Well-Being

Posted by: Rusty Fleischer, Program Director, Anger Alternatives
Description: I strongly feel that all of those topics such as “Celebration of Love Week” and “International Friendship Week” are connected and that love and friendship are definitely elements of “integrated well-being”, the last stage of skills development on the Medol Model™ Anger Continuum.

Click here to read “Integrated Well-Being”

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Giving…Your Way

Feeling jaded about the increasing commercialism of Valentine’s Day? Instead of grumbling about it, you can shift your attention to creating what you want to experience with your family, your friends and your beloved: a joyful connection with others that’s more in line with what feels authentic to you.

In addition to Valentine’s Day, February hosts International Friendship Week, Celebration of Love Week and Random Acts of Kindness month, three more outstanding opportunities to spread loving kindness around like warm butter on a baguette.

Random acts of kindness are the lovely things you do when you’re expressing the best of your humanity. You’re not doing what you feel required to do, but what your heart invites you to do.

The human spirit is generous by nature. So Random Acts of Kindness help you focus on the spirit of sharing.

Taking just one minute per day to act on a spontaneous thought of generosity will gift you with memories that both you and the receiver will cherish long afterward. Mark Twain once mused: I can live for months on a compliment. Continue reading →

Blog Carnival of Well-Being, January, 2014 Edition

A Blog Carnival is an online magazine.

On the first day of each month, our Carnival of Well-Being proudly presents fresh articles from local bloggers who are experts in one aspect of well-being. Each blog post is packed with information you can use immediately to enhance your well-being.

How to Play

Step 1. Click a link to a blog post that intrigues you. Read as many posts as you like!

Step 2. Support your local, free-range, organic bloggers by:

• Commenting on the posts you like
• Sharing your fave posts freely with your friends and family
• If you’re inclined to, contacting the blogger for more information about the services they offer.

On to the Carnival! Have fun!

Since January is the first month of the year, our topic is: The power of one.

Personal Power 101: The Basics

Posted by: Judy Widener, Inner Frontiers Life Coaching
Description: Every day, you experience situations where you leak energy—and your power along with it. Just like a leaking bottle drips water, your energy leaks one drop at a time until you’re feeling empty, powerless and stressed out. You can’t build up your power just once, then always feel powerful in all situations. But you can work towards being as powerful as you can be in the moment, no matter what’s happening or who you are with.

How can you maintain your power consistently, moment by moment, in each situation every day? This article outlines the three principles of personal power, the variables that limit your ability to feel powerful, and the skill set you’ll need to gain mastery over them.

Click here to read “Personal Power 101: The Basics”

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Personal Power 101: The Basics

As you ponder the power of one, our topic for this month’s blog carnival, here are some tips for building your power and maintaining your power more consistently.

Every day, you experience situations where you leak energy—and your power along with it. Just like a leaking bottle drips water, your energy leaks one drop at a time until you’re feeling empty, powerless and stressed out.

Perhaps you feel your energy drain every Monday morning during your commute to the job you hate and feel trapped in.

Or, do you feel a knot in your stomach at the thought of honestly asking your partner for what you need in your relationship?

It’s not true that you can build up your power just once, then you’ll always feel powerful in all situations. But you can learn how to be as powerful as you can be in any moment, no matter what’s happening or who you are with.

The question is how to maintain your power consistently, moment by moment, in each situation every day. As devotees of my blog know, I always say: the first step in being powerful is to understand how power works. Continue reading →

10 Questions To Reflect Upon At The End Of The Year

Before you write your New Year’s resolutions, take some time to pause and reflect on how you’ve handled the events of the past year, and how they have affected you.

When you take a step back and view your life from a broader perspective, your resolutions will be more meaningful and you’ll be more motivated to stick with them.

Here are 10 questions to prime the pump: Continue reading →

10 Things You Must Let Go Of Before You Can Be Truly Happy

When surveyed, most people say that one of their top New Year’s resolutions is simply to be happier. For years, studies have shown that people who are experiencing lasting happiness and a fulfilling life wake up every day and let go of these buzzkills:

1. Let go of any thought that makes you feel weak, trapped or sad.

2. Let go of guilt. You’re doing the best you can. Let the rest go. Continue reading →

Blog Carnival of Well-Being, December, 2013 Edition

A Blog Carnival is an online magazine.

On the first day of each month, our Carnival of Well-Being proudly presents fresh articles from local bloggers who are experts in one aspect of well-being. Each blog post is packed with information you can use immediately to enhance your well-being.

How to Play

Step 1. Click a link to a blog post that intrigues you. Read as many posts as you like!

Step 2. Support your local, free-range, organic bloggers by:

• Commenting on the posts you like
• Sharing your fave posts freely with your friends and family
• If you’re inclined to, contacting the blogger for more information about the services they offer.

On to the Carnival! Have fun!

This month, our topic is: December 31st is No Interruptions Day. On this last day of the year, we invite you to focus on yourself uninterrupted. Take some time to think deeply, to reflect on this year and make your plans for next year.

Introspectus Non-Interruptus

Posted by: Judy Widener, Inner Frontiers Life Coaching
Description: Did you know that 88% of New Year’s Resolutions are broken, including 68% who merely resolve to enjoy life more? How can you improve your potential for making more satisfying choices over the long haul?

Instead of taking 5 minutes to make a list of your resolutions for next year, take all of December 31st, No Interruptions Day, to focus more deeply on what you really want and how you’ll get it. Use the tips in this post to be more successful in creating the lasting change you want.

Click here to read “Introspectus Non-Interruptus”

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Introspectus Non-Interruptus

Did you know that 88% of New Year’s Resolutions are broken, including 68% of people who merely resolve to enjoy life more?

If you have the same resolutions year after year, with no real progress toward them, take heart. It appears that all of us humans are hobbled when it comes to making good choices, then sticking with them. One glance at the statistics proves the point:

• 40% of senior-level execs quit or are fired within 18 months of taking the position
• 60% of executives report they make poor decisions about as often as good ones
• More than half of teachers quit within four years. Even more stunning: in Philadelphia, teachers quit at double the rate of students dropping out!
• 90% of intimate relationships don’t last a lifetime
• 61,535 tattoos were removed in 2009

When it comes to making important choices, our brains are completely outa whack. How can you improve your potential for making more satisfying choices over the long haul?

Here’s a great first step: Instead of taking 5 minutes to make a list of your resolutions for next year, take all of December 31st, No Interruptions Day, to focus more deeply on what you really want and how you’ll get it. Use the tips in this post to increase your success rate in creating the lasting change you want.

Continue reading →