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Stop Whining and Get Down to Business

It’s quite simple. Stop complaining. I know that politics suck and life is difficult and that we all feel like there is a lack of opportunity, or that we are entitled to something. When it does not go our way, it is easy to complain. Negative words fall from our tongues as freely as a waterfall… Read More Stop Whining and Get Down to Business

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How to Be More Positive in 2018

Say Goodbye to 2017 2017 probably contained a bit of good and a bit of bad. Either way, it is time to let go of what once was and look forward to a new year with positive anticipation. It is a great time for resolutions and goals, but in order to make any of that… Read More How to Be More Positive in 2018

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Find Your Truth

Someone asked me recently, do you know who you are?  I provided the usual reply…”You know, a mother, wife, martial artist, writer, friend…” blah, blah, blah. The truth is that I did not even take a moment to think about it. What I quickly spewed off are the roles I play in life, not really who I am. No, to… Read More Find Your Truth

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6 Profound Gifts You Can Give this Holiday Season  

How many times have you wondered what gift you can give this holiday season? I love wrapped up surprises as much as the next person, but truly, the gifts that mean the most to me are the ones that touch my heart and change my life in positive and powerful ways. You do not need to… Read More 6 Profound Gifts You Can Give this Holiday Season  

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4 Steps to Martial Art Mindfulness

What if I told you that there is a martial art component that everyone can learn? You can practice it any place, at any time. Your physical limitations do not matter. Your size makes no difference. Your age, heart health, and other issues do not hinder you in any way. Would you be willing to… Read More 4 Steps to Martial Art Mindfulness

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Positivity is Like a Spin Kick

Have you ever felt stuck in a situation? Trust me, I have been there. Even though I focus on positivity, it does not mean that I do not have to face obstacles like everyone else. Some of my dreams and aspirations get thwarted because of negativity. We all fall into that trap at times, but… Read More Positivity is Like a Spin Kick

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3 Things You Must Change to be Abundantly Rich in Life

If you can carve a few moments out of your day, then you have the time to make small, positive, and lasting changes that will improve your life in a powerful way. Taking baby steps in something, anything, can lead to big accomplishments and bring you abundant richness in your life. But, how do you… Read More 3 Things You Must Change to be Abundantly Rich in Life

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Be More Positive About Yourself

There is one person from whom you can never disengage. You have to put up with their mood, personality, and conflicts. But, you get to share in their triumphs, successes and joys. It is about time you started to embrace the good and let the bad go because this person is you! People generally focus… Read More Be More Positive About Yourself

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Life is Full of Blessings

The day I stepped foot into a martial art school was a blessing. I did not know it then, but now, 29 years later, I realize the tremendous blessing it has been. That is the interesting thing about blessings. We often overlook them until after the fact. When we are smack-dab in the middle of… Read More Life is Full of Blessings

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How to Combat a Negative World

Positivity and hope only go so far. The hard, cold truth is that we live in an unpredictable world that we cannot control. Crazy people do as they please, and we are either victims or observers, neither of which is ideal. How do we keep these harmful actions in our society today from turning us… Read More How to Combat a Negative World