Featured Article

Aspire Mag Feb/Mar 2018 Inner Prosperity Issue with Patricia Young

Prosperity from the Inside Out

When we hear the word “prosperity,” we usually think of financial abundance, material possessions, and external factors that contribute to our happiness and success in life.   But what about “inner prosperity”? Have you ever thought about what that might mean?   Without inner prosperity, we may have financial wealth and material comfort and yet still find ourselves searching to continuously gather more and more superficial wealth. When this is the case, our happiness is dependent on expectations, … [Read More...]

Wisdom & Self Growth

Plagued by Negative Thoughts? 3 Strategies to Break the Cycle

Plagued by Negative Thoughts? 3 Strategies to Break the Cycle by Tama Kieves | #AspireMag

Breaking free from negative thinking isn’t about techniques. It’s a revolution. You are literally going to walk in a different world. Because you have no idea what negative thinking is costing you. You may be unconsciously sabotaging your own life.   For example, I’d always assumed I couldn’t make a living as a creative writer. I grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y. to an orthodox Jewish family.  I was told, “You’re going to write?  You’re going to starve.”  So, I became a lawyer instead.  I slogged through Harvard Law School and onto partnership track of a major firm. It never occurred to me that “you can’t make a living at doing what you love” was a negative thought. To me, it was “just being realistic.” Everyone, including a school’s career counselor, thought … [Read More...]

Health & Wellness

Babysitting Your Thoughts

Babysitting Your Thoughts by Ariel Bloomer | #AspireMag

We are always thinking. The weird thing about thoughts is that they are usually not obvious, concrete statements in the way that talking is. You generally don’t hear your brain blatantly announcing, “I look so ugly today!” in so many words. Rather, it’s more of a gentle impression in which you suddenly find yourself feeling ugly. Most of the time, you don’t even realize that your brain offered that thought to you and that you bought into it—you just automatically believe it.   When you become aware of your head’s tendency to bully you, you can catch it in the act. I call it babysitting my thoughts.   See if you can notice your thoughts. Listen for them. Watch them closely. If they’re too subtle to detect, then you can try to focus on your feelings instead. I … [Read More...]


How to Get the Playfulness, Fun & Flirting Back into Your Relationship!

How to Get the Playfulness, Fun & Flirting Back into Your Relationship! By Stacey Martino | #AspireMag

Do you LONG for the playful, fun, flirting and excitement that you used to have in your relationship?   Sometimes it feels like life has become one GIANT responsibility!  Well, I’m here to tell you that you better start taking your FUN more seriously…your relationship depends on it!  Between the house, the kids, the business, the jobs and everything else … somehow, “having fun, flirting and being playful” flew out the window (a long time ago).   We’re just going around and round on the hamster wheel of life – making sure it all gets done, and that everything and everyone is taken care of. (Everything except ourselves and our intimate relationship!)    We’re stuck in what I call, ‘over-responsibility’!  We lose the fun, playfulness, and the flirting energy … [Read More...]

Career & Business

10 Strategies to Un-Suckify Your Bio

10 Strategies to Un-Suckify Your Bio By Deborah Kevin | #AspireMag

Have you ever been asked to provide a bio, only to think, “Bio? Why do I need a bio?” You may also be wondering how a bio is different from a résumé or C.V.  A bio, short for biography, is a promotional summary written in essay format highlighting the most important aspects of you and your experience. Bios come in varying lengths from 50 words to 250 words. (Goddess trick: your compelling bio can be the basis of your website’s About page.)  A résumé (or C.V.) is a linear, bulleted list of accomplishments and jobs held, typically used when seeking a job.  If you’ve come from the corporate world, it’s likely that your bio may sound rather stilted and résumé-like (that’s code for uninteresting). Non-corporate types may also suffer from the résumé-style bio. We’ve … [Read More...]