Love on #HappyWorldKindnessDay

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A woman once said to a man, “Did you open the door for me because I’m a woman?” The man answered, “No, I opened it because I’m a gentleman.”

What has happened with our society? A kind gesture, can be met with a cold, chip on the shoulder response. But, thankfully not in all cases. Chivalry is not dead. Courtesy still exists. There’s hope. With love.

The Hard Rock Café says it well with the following brand motto: Love All — Serve All, All Is One, Save The Planet, & Take Time To Be Kind

In essence, love and respect people. And take care of things. …


Learn the three body health personality types and how to fix imbalances

Your body health personality Is one of these 3 types (and solutions to reduce anxiety)
Your body health personality Is one of these 3 types (and solutions to reduce anxiety)
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Somewhere along the line, you probably took a personality test such as Myers-Briggs or DISC. Your workplace or a former one may have asked you to take the test to see if you would be a good fit, or you sought after one to discover more about yourself.

The Enneagram Test is one of the self-discovery personality tests, that has become wildly popular again, and has made a resurgence in our daily conversations. It’s fun to see what your (and your friends’) results are.

Personality tests help to indicate what you’re motivated by or how you process your life and situations. I discovered one that I found particularly useful in helping to stay balanced in the mind and body. …


What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger

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I was lost at 23. I had just graduated college. I had that going for me. But I had just moved out on my own with no idea what career direction I would head in. I opted to start a sales career in hotels.

I had worked in restaurants and a part-time job in a hotel during college, so I was familiar with the hospitality and the friendly customer service environment.

After a few months in a job as a catering sales assistant, I realized that the problems outweighed the perks. …


Dream Big and Seek A Higher Calling

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If things aren’t where you’d like them to be now in your life, you may want to consider finding your deeper calling. From a source bigger than yourself.

Before going on quest for a greater purpose, you may need to figure out why you would want to. Maybe nothing is working in your life. That’s a big reason.

But — here are 3 other compelling reasons for you to consider even if your life is semi-good compared to before…

You could be leaving something bigger on the table.

1. Getting a bigger dream (bigger than what you could or are imagining).

The opportunity you are dreaming of (relationship, job opportunity or life) is probably smaller than one you could actually get on your own. …


Lessons learned from growing up with perfectionist ideals and finding that aiming higher is the better way

The Perfectionist Model Doesn’t Work In Life
The Perfectionist Model Doesn’t Work In Life
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At a young age, we can learn the fear of failure. When I was in school, the letter “F” stood for fail or flunk, and the worst grade that you could obtain. While I never received an “F”, getting a “C” was just as bad. While it stood for average, I was expected to get “A’s and B’s”.

The difference between an “A” and a “B” could be one wrong objective test answer for a subjective true or false question, or a trick question that may or may not get thrown out. …


Healthy solutions during trials and storms

Finding Calm in Traumatic Times and Situations
Finding Calm in Traumatic Times and Situations
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If you’ve ever been bullied, raped, left for hurt, a victim to crimes and wrongdoing, or under a legal battle, you know what despair feels like and how your past can come back to haunt your present life through sadness, bad memories, and negative emotions.

Maybe this article helps you see (and put in perspective) that what you’re going through now or from the past, isn’t so bad.

If you suffered from anxiety you know how a mention of a place, person, or experience can trigger those feelings again, unless you learn how to effectively handle. …


Reminding yourself to do the simple things!

5 Ways Snack Breaks Activate Your Healthy Mind, Body, and Soul
5 Ways Snack Breaks Activate Your Healthy Mind, Body, and Soul
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You may use social media, texting, or catching up with the news as a break. What if you switched those activities to an intentional healthy break?

If you use the same time for finding and making a healthy snack, you might be better off. Here are some ideas…

Healthy Snack Ideas:

You can make your own hummus.

If you’ve invested in a Magic Bullet machine, you can make anything in this compact tool. …


You can learn self-awareness by how you approach writing an email.

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When you reply right away in reaction to the sender’s email contents, you are sending words down that will be forever etched in stone until the received email is deleted. Be professional.

Use self-awareness and kindness as a guide. With email, text, and social media, in your busyness it’s easy to confuse which medium you’re working on.

15 Email Rules to Live By

1. Stay professional and friendly.

Email is written, recorded proof that can stay in one’s email inbox for as long as they have email setup. …


Being fearless and doing the right thing is a valuable skill

Advice For Being Brave In Tough Situations
Advice For Being Brave In Tough Situations
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Life can really have tough twists and turns. Rough situations may feel like the end of the world. You can help yourself when you dig deep and know where to turn. Otherwise you can be victim to the turbulent storms and waves.

I lived this way for a good bit of my life. I learned that abundance is the better way to be, no matter how bad the situation.

Look outside and inside yourself for answers. The answers and solutions that give you peace are the ones that free you. If you know who you are in your good identity, then you will not forget what measuring stick to use to do the right thing. While making decisions in muddy situations, your knowing to do the right thing always sits in your gut as a knowing. …


If you need a pick-me-up right now, write.

6 Lists To Boost Your Self-Esteem
6 Lists To Boost Your Self-Esteem
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Self-esteem is defined as confidence in one’s own worth or abilities, and self-respect.

Do you usually cheer yourself on or beat yourself up? Doing both is healthy when you use these thought provoking instances, productively. As long as you stay positive or get a better idea from your experience, this is how you grow to your next step.

Every day there are opportunities for your self-esteem to be impacted. If someone says you did a poor job or could do better, you can decide to ignore them if you have high self-esteem that’s deeply ingrained in you.

If you’ve built strength and grit in character, you’ve developed a foundation for high self-esteem that won’t be as deeply impacted during tough times. …

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