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7 Journaling Prompts to Connect with Your Courage

Could you use more courage in your life? “Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” Christopher Robin to Pooh, ~ A.A. Milne It’s the beginning of the year and I am finding I need courage to get started. My husband and I have some big goals for our business that are going to require some planning and a lot of stretching outside of our comfort zone. Plus it’s my son’s senior year in high school and we are in college … [Read More...]

Wisdom & Self Growth

5 Steps to Finding the Answers Within

5 Steps to Finding the Answers Within by Kris Groth | #AspireMag

How often do you take the time to listen deeply to the quiet voice within you, to find the answers waiting for you? Do you ever wonder what secrets or wisdom are hidden beneath the surface? What difference would it make for you to know those hidden answers? We are often told to listen to your soul and find the answers within. But how do we do this? 1. Take some time out to connect with yourself. Turn off your phone, computer and TV, and allow yourself time to just be. This could be going for a long walk in solitude, sitting outside, taking a long relaxing bath, resting silently in your favorite chair. It doesn’t matter how you do this. The important part is to take time to disconnect from all the busy-ness, stress and distraction of your everyday life. 2. … [Read More...]

Health & Wellness

4 Questions To Determine Your Soul Purpose

4 Questions To Determine Your Soul Purpose by Laurie Buchanan | #AspireMag

“The purpose of life is a life of purpose.” ~ Robert Byrne For a moment, think of yourself as a business. In our personal lives, determining our purpose—our soul purpose—is the counterpart to formulating a business plan in the business arena. To accomplish this, we must know why we’re here. Not here as in geographic location, but our purpose for being here. Knowing the answer to that provides us with the most concrete and basic thing we can know about ourselves—that there’s a particular reason for each of us being here. Women, especially, have trouble knowing this. As mothers, workers, homemakers, artists, social networkers, lovers, chauffeurs, spiritual guides, etc., our purpose can get buried—lost—sometimes. The bad news is, if you’re waiting to find your … [Read More...]

Relationships

Transforming Your Relationship: Is Your Relationship Caught in the Accidental Alignment Predicament?

Transforming Your Relationship: Is Your Relationship Caught in the Accidental Alignment Predicament? by Stacey Martino | #AspireMag

Recently, one of our Relationship Development students, Melissa, posted this question to me and our support team. I asked if I could share her question so we can all learn from this and she HAPPILY agreed!   “I’m looking for feedback on how to navigate a situation where my husband does something I don’t agree with in front of the kids.  This morning we all came upstairs. I was going to shower, change the kids and take them grocery shopping to give my husband some time to himself.  We had  just talked about this and I said I wanted to hit the store before it got too crowded.  I’m changing my two-and-a-half years-old son and my husband asks him if he wants to convert his crib to a bed, and my son says ‘yes’.  I was dumbfounded. We’d talked about it but put it … [Read More...]

Career & Business

Are You Stopping Short?

Are You Stopping Short? by Deborah Kevin | #AspireMag

The 90s show Seinfeld is known for how it changed conversations, and one can immediately connect with someone of like mindset by using phrases such as “sponge-worthy,” “master of your domain,” “no soup for you,” “shrinkage,” and “a dingo ate my baby.” Not only was the show hilarious, but it was also sticky.  There’s an iconic scene in a Seinfeld episode (“The Fusilli Jerry,” Episode 107) where Kramer stops short while driving George’s mother from a doctor’s appointment. George’s father freaks out and accuses Kramer of “stealing his move.”  In the context of Seinfeld, stopping short is when the driver is on a date and hits the brakes in a faux emergency and puts his arm out as if to stop his passenger from hitting the windshield when what he really wants to do is … [Read More...]