Wisdom Department

Take a Closer Look: Images in this Mirror May be Distorted

Take a Closer Look: Images in this Mirror May be Distorted By Kailean Welsh

Most people don’t see themselves clearly.When I begin working with a new client, I always ask, “What are your strengths?” They typically are surprised by the question and stutter and hesitate in giving me an answer. They come up with one or two things; I have to prompt to get a third.Not so when I ask, “What are your weaknesses?” Most people rattle off several of these without pause.We are so quick to notice the things we don’t do so well, yet struggle to see our gifts.The truth is, at our core is our essence, our Authentic Self–curious, enthusiastic, compassionate (toward our self as well as others), creative, confident, joyful, and genuine. This beautiful core has gotten buried by years of conditioning–life experiences, self-talk, … [Read Full Article...]

Don’t Wait! Those Repeating Thoughts Are Calling For Action

Don't Wait! Those Repeating Thoughts Are Calling For Action By Kailean Welsh

The piles on my desk are still there. They’ve been there awhile, and seem to grow every day.My inner voice called my attention to it again a few days ago, with language similar to what I’ve heard many times before. “Gosh, I really need to get this cleaned up. What a mess. Where’s that intake form? … [Continue Reading...]

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 … [Continue Reading...]

What My Date Night Taught Me About Mindfulness

What My Date Night Taught Me About Mindfulness by Karen Spaiches

Last week, my husband Rob and I were in a quandary.  Our oldest had a hockey game in Buffalo.  We scheduled a date night before we knew of his game.  Should we go to the game or keep our commitment to our relationship? For one of the first times ever, we kept our commitment to us.  Have you ever … [Continue Reading...]

Reclaiming Body Love: I Am Enough! You are Enough!

Reclaiming Body Love: I Am Enough! You are Enough! By Dr. Mary Pritchard

Alright ladies, repeat after me: I am strong. I am courageous. I am beautiful. I am powerful. I am enough. I received a question from a reader of Aspire Magazine about how I dealt with my infertility, with the feelings of betrayal by my body, with never feeling like I was enough. I was so … [Continue Reading...]

Living the Goddess Lifestyle: Thriving During Fallow Times

Living the Goddess Lifestyle: Thriving During Fallow Times by Lisa Marie Rosati

Living the Goddess Lifestyle is most definitely about experiencing pleasure and enjoying beauty in all of its forms. Personally, I’m ALL IN when “things” are feeling juicy and everything’s going my way, how about you? Totally right? How about when key areas of your life are looking a bit … [Continue Reading...]

Free Yourself from Fear and Live a Life You Love!

Free Yourself from Fear and Live a Life You Love! By Stacey Curnow

Helen Keller once said, "We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world." I would amend that statement to include “and if we never did the thing that scared us most.” If we try, we can remember our own past bravery as a way to help us feel more courageous as we … [Continue Reading...]

The Art of Giving Support

The Art of Giving Support by by Laura Clark

Art. It can be defined as the expression of human imagination producing works to be appreciated for their beauty and emotional power. Typically, we think of art as that which piques our senses: paintings, sculpture, music, dance. Poetry and even cooking are considered Art. If art is also an … [Continue Reading...]

How to Expand Your Happiness through Kindness

How to Expand Your Happiness through Kindness by Kristi Ling

Authentic happiness is made up of a foundation of mindsets, practices, and habits, and one of the most powerful is Kindness.  Like gratitude, kindness is not just something you offer; it’s a state of being. In my new book, Operation Happiness – The 3-Step Plan to Creating a Life of Lasting Joy, … [Continue Reading...]

Illuminate Your Best Self: 6 Ways to Stop Your Self-Saboteur in its Tracks

Illuminate Your Best Self: 6 Ways to Stop Your Self-Saboteur in its Tracks  by Kailean Welsh

You want to Shine, right? Yet, at times, you do things that keep you from expressing your best self. You eat junk food, spurt out angry words, or let self-doubt talk you out of trying something new.The problem comes when these troublesome behaviors negatively impact your life. When you realize that … [Continue Reading...]

Are You Playing Small?

Are You Playing Small? By Karen Spaiches

At this time of year, we all get excited for a fresh start and lots of possibilities.  By the third or fourth week into the year, we start to fizzle out.  Our energy drops, our new routines get hard to keep up, winter blah’s appear and it’s easier to go back to the old, comfortable routines.   Then, … [Continue Reading...]