“Success, in life, is most easily measured by the number of days you are truly happy.” - Eric Edmeades
“Chief Happiness Officer” Tina Su started Think Simple Now back in 2007 as a personal mission to spread happiness, positiveness and compliance in everyone’s lives. Nowadays, her blog is a personal development community enclosing lessons, epiphanies and real life stories of authors from over 200 countries. Their aim is to aspire to find inner clarity and to increase the…Continue
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"As long as you feel pain, you're still alive. As long as you make mistakes, you're still human. And as long as you keep trying, there' still hope." - Susan Gale
Lori Deschene founded Tiny Buddha in 2009 with the objective of providing a valuable resource and reference for happiness and peace. Personal stories about mindfulness, spirituality, social relationships, personal development and meditation are shared by readers of all ages from all over the world. As Lori…Continue
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I had a great night! I had fun listening to some old school music. I also watched some comedy shows. It had my cracking up....lol. I can't wait to find more ways to have fun today! I hope everyone has a wonderful day! : )
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I'm so excited to start my Season 12 100 Day Challenge! This morning I listened to Stuart Wilde, wrote down my affirmations to challenge myself for 30 days within this challenge. I will be focusing on having more fun! I will pick something fun each date to keep my vibrations high. I'm not sure what I will do today but it should be fun...lol. Have a wonderful day!
Added by Theresa Laura Morgan on August 15, 2017 at 11:54am — No Comments
Finished filming for the first 7 tango steps yesterday! We're getting faster now, managed to correct some things we'd missed in the previous 2 sessions - and still got out an hour early! Hoping we can get 2 different dances done at once in future sessions.
Added by DarknessCannotDriveOutDarkness on August 14, 2017 at 9:22am — No Comments
Yesterday provided an opportunity for me to take stock of my life in recent months. I realized that, thanks to me ongoing dance project, I've been working harder these past few months than I ever have in my life. But at the same time, I don't regret the work - in fact, this has been the longest time in years I've one without ending my days feeling guilty, as if I'd missed my potential. There was also a recognition of how much I've done to get here, and wonderment at the seeming randomness of…Continue
Added by DarknessCannotDriveOutDarkness on August 8, 2017 at 8:54am — No Comments
Moving forward on yet another project: Making a compilation video of people of all ages and walks of life, dancing in various settings, having fun, messing up, and enjoying themselves - to show people that dance doesn't have to be scary, and if these people can do it, they can too. Yesterday I worked with my wife's very accommodating parents, and while they had trouble with it at first, they gradually worked it out. Lots of great smiles and laughs!
Added by DarknessCannotDriveOutDarkness on August 7, 2017 at 8:32am — No Comments
I learned about a new way of speaking I'd like to permanently add to my social toolkit: Action-based language. The idea is to express all challenges in terms of how to move beyond them, rather than focusing on past events that led up to them. Obviously this won't work for every situation, but I've had it explained that it can be very effective, especially when dealing with very goal-oriented people.
Added by DarknessCannotDriveOutDarkness on August 3, 2017 at 8:02am — No Comments
I've been planning on messaging a student who's been absent a great deal, and whom I've suspected is frustrated with my style of teaching. I finally sent out a very tactful email yesterday. I was rewarded with a response - she finally explained what's been bothering her. I'm not sure whether she will continue lessons with me or not, but at least now we can move towards a resolution.
Added by DarknessCannotDriveOutDarkness on August 1, 2017 at 8:29am — No Comments
It's taking me a lot to do this but I really need help. I am single mother of a special needs child and I have no family support or friends right now that I can go to. I am veteran but they are only helping me partially. I am short 200$ on my rent and we need groceries for the week too. I was wondering if I could ask for any kind hearted donations from you all. I know you don't know me but if you decide to give anything I will offer you a free tarot reading or subconscious release session…Continue
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Yesterday my wife and I filmed our next set of instructional videos. It was a bit rushed and we didn't get done as much as we wanted to, but made significant progress with at least one dance. And we're learning how to get faster and more consistent with the videos, which is far more important.
Added by DarknessCannotDriveOutDarkness on July 31, 2017 at 8:59am — No Comments
Got up at what I thought was 6am only to discover later that my watch was on French time still. (Just back from holiday). So I was up at 5am actually. Was bit knackered when I got home but still went out for a swim and that really picked me up. Didn't drink as much water as I intended as I need a new water bottle. Did the TR primer but found myself wondering a bit at the end. Going to create a new vision board tomorrow.
I have very tight hip flexors, which can cause pain and recently have made it difficult to sleep. My trainer recently recommended foam rolling after applying heat to the affected areas. I gave it a shot yesterday, and managed to get a 2 hr nap in! And I still felt good when I woke up :)
Added by DarknessCannotDriveOutDarkness on July 21, 2017 at 8:56am — No Comments
Very hard day yesterday - received some bad news, had some difficulty with a peer, and got confused about the time of a lesson. What I can say is at the end of it all, I still gave my students the very best I had to give. I didn't let the hardships of the day affect my lesson, and I'm proud of myself for that.
Added by DarknessCannotDriveOutDarkness on July 19, 2017 at 9:48am — No Comments
Ok, so everything has changed, my interests and goals and even relationships. It's been huge learnings and although I was in shock for most of it. I feel that if it's happening to me, my thinking was probably very vunerable. I have noticed, when you feel really vulnerable, some predators may show up. They did for me. I live with what I am pretty sure is a clinical narcissist. I'm not absolutely sure, but I am…Continue
Added by CalmWind2 on July 17, 2017 at 6:48pm — No Comments
I did NOT write this.
Written by Frederica~
At the beginning of September I moved to a new city where I would start a new academic year at a new University. I was very optimistic and happy to be experiencing new things, and I was sure I would find the perfect friends to…Continue
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I've been working hard at connecting faces to names at Chester Village, where I teach chair dancing. It's great to see people's faces light up when they hear their name, but yesterday had an additional payoff: One woman asked if I would dance at another venue that has weekly events! I need to talk to the coordinator of course, but I've got better chances now that one of the members is vouching for me :)
Added by DarknessCannotDriveOutDarkness on July 14, 2017 at 8:45am — No Comments
I am open to the Universe, the Universe is open to me. I've started a journey of gratitude recently and my goal is to just reprogram my mind towards seeking the good out of every moment. I am writing this process down in order to positively reflect with myself about all the things I can be grateful for. Like free "nurse ginger green" smoothies to showing gratitude to the people around me.
Life is a lot easier when you can replace complaints with gratitude. So instead of me…Continue
Added by Stacey P. on July 12, 2017 at 3:29pm — No Comments
I teach chair lessons at a long-term healthcare centre, and it's going so well I recently decided to expand my operations. I've been compiling a list of different places to contact, combined with other ideas a friend of mine who is involved in the health industry. It makes me nervous thinking about cold-calling or emailing these people, but I feel more confident than I've been in ages.
Added by DarknessCannotDriveOutDarkness on July 12, 2017 at 8:20am — No Comments
One of the challenges I face is having to divide my time amoung multiple kinds of work, when I tend to prefer some kinds over others. Yesterday was a good one for this: I completed a large amount of marketing for the studio, got in some research for my business, and acquired a new reference contact for teaching dance at retirement homes and healthcare centres. Looking forward to repeating that today.
Added by DarknessCannotDriveOutDarkness on July 11, 2017 at 10:08am — No Comments