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Shelley Riutta, MSE, LPC Aspire Mag

Interview with Shelley Riutta, MSE, LPC

Aspire is honored to introduce you to our Expert Holistic Business Columnist Shelley Riutta, MSE, LPC. Shelley is the founder and President of the Global Association of Holistic Psychotherapy and Coaching. She is a Holistic Psychotherapist and creator of a six figure Holistic Psychotherapy practice. Because of her success at creating a thriving Holistic Practice she launched the Global Association of Holistic Psychotherapy and Coaching (GAHP) which supports Holistic Therapists, Healers, Coaches and Health … [Read More...]

Wisdom & Self Growth

Living Your Dream

Living Your Dream by Janette Gleason

Walt Disney once said, “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” Such truth and wisdom behind these simple yet powerful words. We’re given one chance at life, and I believe it’s up to each of us to make the most out of it, to live a life of fulfillment, to live with purpose. How can we do that? Well, you need to reflect and ask yourself some soul-searching questions: What is it that makes you happy? What can you do to know that you’re making a contribution to your community? What will make your dreams come true? What is your true heart’s desire? When it comes down to finding your purpose in life and living your dream, you need to be loyal and truthful to yourself. You need to think about YOUR happiness rather than pursue a path … [Read More...]

Health & Wellness

The Key to Claiming Your Magnificence

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A little over a decade ago I was on my way to start my new volunteer position with Doctors Without Borders in Mexico. When I applied for the position I met with a lot of resistance. There were people who were worried I wasn’t qualified, and plenty of people who thought it could simply never happen. Some of these people were happy to share those doubts with me. I, however, refused to join their ranks. I believed I could do the job and I wanted it more than anything else at the time. So I put together a plan for how I would tackle the role, applied and convinced the panel (some of whom were understandably skeptical) that I, a midwife with no public health degrees, could perform the work they needed done. I had faith that if I kept taking the next sensible … [Read More...]


Transforming Your Relationship: The Authenticity Trap™

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The only way to EVER have a successful relationship is to be your most authentic self! Sounds reasonable right. I’ll take it one step further….STOP compromising right now! Compromise is for SHIT! You can’t build an unshakable foundation to your relationship on compromise. Compromise is based on the premise of having “good behavior”. And since you and I both know that we cannot have good behavior all the time, basing your relationship on compromise might not even get you through the day today! (I don’t know about you, but I can’t have good behavior for very long) So that takes us back to the fundamental truth that you can only build an unshakable foundation to your relationship by being your authentic self. And…Being your most authentic self is NOT … [Read More...]

Career & Business

7 Tips to Staying on Track When You Feel Like Giving Up

7 Tips to Staying on Track When You Feel Like Giving Up by Patricia Young

Have you ever felt that you just want to throw in the towel and give up? Mainly when you’ve invested a lot of time, energy, and sometimes, even money, into something that you love, but you’re not seeing the results that you were expecting…I’ve been there myself and I’ve also seen clients, friends and colleagues go through the same frustration. I know how draining it is, how we can beat ourselves up, how we can go on a downward spiral so fast and easily, and even feel that the Universe is not on our side…all of those feelings are familiar. When we feel desperate, and on the verge of giving up, is when we need to stay with it the most, because just before we approach the big breakthrough, is when we need to be courageous, believe in ourselves and hold on to our … [Read More...]