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#AspireMag Linda Joy

How Reclaiming My Authentic Voice Fueled My Business Success

My journey back to myself began back on Labor Day weekend of 2009. Little did I know that my dark night of the soul would lead to what you hold in your hands today—and so much more. I share my truth and journey with you to inspire you to believe that despite what your current circumstances look like—in life or business—you have the power to create something different.That fall weekend Aspire Magazine was about to begin ‘her’ fifth year as a highly-respected, full-color regional print magazine. At the time … [Read More...]

Wisdom & Self Growth

5 Basic Steps to Banish Negative Thinking

5 Basic Steps to Banish Negative Thinking by Kailean Welsh

Many of us generate a steady stream of negative thoughts. They are so automatic and subtle that we often don’t realize that we have this continual diatribe going on in our heads.“What did you do that for?”“Way to go, you screwed up again.”“What’s wrong with you? Why did you say that?”“You’re such an idiot.”“You can’t do that.”These negative thoughts originate from ideas programmed into our subconscious very early in childhood, then built on over time. We accepted them as we formed our self-identity–as we learned how we were supposed to be, to behave, to think.The programming came from parents, siblings, grandparents, teachers, culture, community, religion, TV, and from our own misguided perception and self-judgment. The messages were not always verbally expressed. … [Read More...]

Health & Wellness

7 Nurturing Practices to Support Your Healing

7 Nurturing Practices to Support Your Healing by Kelley Grimes, MSW

“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” ~Rumi In working with clients over the past twenty years, I have been honored to witness the transformative power of healing past hurts and trauma. The remarkable courage and strength my clients embody every time they embark on healing their wounds inspires and encourages me. Reflecting on this process, I can’t help but acknowledge the irony that our empowerment is often inextricably tied to our suffering. It is the recognition that we can learn and grow as result of our challenging experiences that feeds our empowerment and moves us away from feeling victimized. Nurturing ourselves becomes essential in this process as we endeavor to reconnect with our true selves and deepen our self-awareness, self-compassion … [Read More...]

Relationships

Confidence…The Most Powerful Aphrodisiac

Confidence…The Most Powerful Aphrodisiac by Stacey Murphy

You enter a party buzzing with excitement.  Everyone is glowing with charm and flare.  You’re feeling good as you enjoy the sights and sounds of the festivities.  Then your gaze is drawn towards a woman who has just arrived.  She is beautiful and you are transfixed by her majestic glow.  There is something about her which has captivated you along with everyone else…you just encountered a Love Goddess brimming with sexy self-confidence. So here you are desiring to attract your Life Partner or Soul Mate. Let’s see, he’s strong, intelligent, happy and confident. He could make your life a little brighter, even a bit more yummy and delicious. With him around, you could feel whole. Or, would you?Let me share, to live a bold and powerful life, you should feel whole, happy … [Read More...]

Career & Business

How to Use Instagram to Attract Your Ideal Audience

How to Use Instagram to Attract Your Ideal Audience    By Jill Celeste, MA

Instagram is one of the fastest-growing social media sites out there, and it’s a superb tool for marketing your business or coaching practice.  If you’re not familiar with Instagram, it’s a photo-sharing site available as an app for your smartphone. Popular for “selfies,” it is also a great social media site for sharing your personal interests, behind-the-scenes photos of your business and connecting with potential customers.Here are seven tips on how to use Instagram for your marketing:#1: Post on Instagram on a regular basisThe more you use Instagram, the more you’ll get out of it. Consider posting a photo or graphic at least once a day. Did you know you can download photos from the web on to your phone’s camera roll and then upload to Instagram? This is a great … [Read More...]