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First five steps to taking control of your life
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First five steps to taking control of your life

[caption id="attachment_24164" align="alignleft"]stockvault-field-of-dreams101294-1stockvault.net[/caption]Do you ever wonder what your life would look like if you could change a few things? How would it feel if all of the things you ever wanted was right at your fingertips? I often ask this question in my groups and you would be amazed at the answers I hear. So many people are just waiting on that miraculous day when all their dreams will come true. But the truth is you can make all of your dreams come true if you take control of your life right now! It just takes you making the decision.

I am better, not perfect
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I am better, not perfect

[caption id="attachment_24070" align="alignleft"]stockvault-man118830stockvault.net[/caption]The pursuit of perfection, although an admirable ambition, sometimes gets in the way of one enjoying the moment. In my younger years, I remember reading a story about two people who scored a perfect score on the SAT test. I was in the mist of preparing for the SAT test and decided that perfection was my only option. I took the test, and sadly, did not score a perfect score. Although I scored high enough to attend any school in the country, the thought of being perfect kept me from enjoying the moment. Since that time, I have learned to enjoy and celebrate my continuous pursuit of being better. Here a few things you can seek on your way to excellence.

Motivational Moments: Focused, determined and striving for greatness
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Motivational Moments: Focused, determined and striving for greatness

[caption id="attachment_24068" align="alignleft"]stockvault-dalian-roadside-view125185stockvault.net[/caption]At different times in life we set goals that will help us get to our next level. It could be a goal of moving up the ladder at work, or completing a personal goal that you haven’t shared with anyone. Whatever the case may be, we never stop setting goals. Each time you think of doing something different with your life to make your life better, you are setting a goal. Some goals we don’t have to write down.

Motivational Moments: Take time to sit and be alone
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Motivational Moments: Take time to sit and be alone

[caption id="attachment_23994" align="alignleft"]stockvault-bench121457stockvault.net[/caption]This week I had the opportunity to spend time alone and to do some things that I desperately needed to do.  I needed to spend time identifying some new goals and working on the first steps to make those goals a reality.  Why is it that when you take time to just sit and be alone, you see many different ways to make your life better and more complete.  You then realize that you are also in need of changing things for the better.

Minneapolis #1 on top 10 healthiest cities list
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Minneapolis #1 on top 10 healthiest cities list

minneapolis cc bobakThere are two parts to every great healthy city. The first is access to quality and affordable health care. The second is promoting and enabling a healthy lifestyle for its residents through infrastructure and amenities. With this in mind, Livability.com has named Minneapolis the Top 10 Healthiest City, 2015. Minneapolis provides residents with exercise opportunities, good food choices and strong support networks to help live healthy lives.

Today will be a quiet day
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Today will be a quiet day

[caption id="attachment_23908" align="alignleft"]stockvault-lonely-tree-on-a-lake137519stockvault.net[/caption]Today will be a quiet day. This is the title and affirmation from chapter 10 of my book “Study to be quiet.” The things that we say to ourselves to begin each day can shape how we will deal with the challenges that will come our way. What do you do when you get overwhelmed? How do you deal with the stress and the pressure that each day brings? Every day, a little more pressure is added to your emotional reservoir. Every day it gets closer to capacity. Each of us should begin each day by speaking peace into our lives.

Motivational Moments: Spring cleaning: Identify what you need to keep or get rid of
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Motivational Moments: Spring cleaning: Identify what you need to keep or get rid of

[caption id="attachment_23906" align="alignleft"]stockvault-spray-bottle134697stockvault.net[/caption]This is the week that I start my spring cleaning. I have so much “stuff” to get rid of and will do exactly that! I realize that some of the things that I have collected through the years have got to go. Why have I been holding on to so much of this “stuff” for so long? Many of us hold on to things that we know we don’t need and so it’s time to let go.

Healthy relationships require two healthy people
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Healthy relationships require two healthy people

[caption id="attachment_23821" align="alignleft"]photoxpress 4544603Photoxpress[/caption]Spring is in the air, and relationships old and new will be in full bloom. This is a good time to do some self-evaluation because no relationship can ever be better until you are better. Improving yourself improves your relationship. Don’t worry about the other person. Who you choose to be in a relationship with is a by-product of how you feel about yourself. Two healthy people are needed to build a healthy relationship.

Motivational Moments: Take time to sit and be still for a moment
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Motivational Moments: Take time to sit and be still for a moment

[caption id="attachment_23819" align="alignleft"]stockvault-lonesome-fishing107112stockvault.net[/caption]There is value in resting and taking time out to care for you. So often we spend so much time looking out for others that we forget to look out for ourselves. Recently, my schedule has been so busy with a full time job, writing, and my Life Coaching practice, that I had to take a moment and just breathe. Don’t get me wrong, I am completely grateful for all that I have been blessed to do, (especially the opportunity to help others reach their goals and change their lives), but there are times when I too have to find the time to just sit and be still for a moment.

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