Happy Birthday, Albert Einstein!

Today is Albert Einstein’s Birthday Did you ever consider how great ideas come about? They probably don’t come to us by running around, being busy, and being consumed by noise. Great ideas come from reflecting on the person you would like to become and figuring out how to use your particular knowledge to advance .       …

Why Do We Like Quotations?

Do you like quotations? Did you ever wonder why so many people are drawn to them? You can get blank journals with inspirational quotes, you can look them up on the internet, you can display them for inspiration. But why do we like them? I think we like quotes because they have the power to …

How Day Dreaming Can Help You find Success

I have friends who constantly win raffles and contests. It doesn’t require any skill on their parts—just enough faith to participate. Years ago, before seeing them win, I wouldn't even enter contests because losing was upsetting. I thought of myself as someone who didn’t win contests and each loss reinforced this view of myself. Have …

Reminders

We live in the information age and with so much information floating around all of the time, it's not always new information. It's often stuff we know but it's helpful to have reminders. I just started listening to the Optimal Living Daily podcast where they read other people's blogs aloud every day. I started with the Personal …

A or B…or C?

Decisions can change our lives radically— like moving across the country. This decision requires courage and energy to handle making the choice to move and then preparing to leave and adjusting to the new environment.  How do we decide? The intial idea emerges from desires seemingly out nowhere. Information Gathering The period before making the …

The Accidental Post

If you like inspirational books, philosophy, or psychology I highly recommend checking out Brian Johnson on YouTube, his podcasts, and website. He reads books and grabs what he calls are the big ideas to share in his episodes. I just accidently published some notes I took on a podcast on a book called the Way …

Instead of trying to do one big amazing thing, try to do a whole bunch of things a tiny bit better

Do you find yourself trying to make big plans to improve your life but finding it hard to stick to the new plan? Instead of trying to do one big amazing thing, how about trying to do a whole bunch of things a tiny bit better. This concept is called Kiwi Kaizan. Improve 100 things by …

Try New Things #100HappyDays

Don't you hate it when something you like is discontinued? The delicious Edamame Hummus Wrap that I liked at Starbucks vanished a few months ago. Since then  I've been turning my nose up at its sister the Thai-Style Peanut Chicken that dared to take its place in the display case. I've been reluctant because I've tried the …

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