When inspiration does not come to me….. I go halfway to meet it. ~Freud

Trick about success

Trick about success

Today I want us all to think about how our own personal relationships affect the work we are doing and how having good relationships is the trick to success. This is a story about Alfred Adler and how one part of our life affects all others.

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Christina Lazarakis: permission to create again

Christina Lazarakis: permission to create again

Christina Lazarakis is an artist, singer and songwriter. That is who she has always been and before self sabotaging voices showed up, she spent her days creating and giving of herself through various art forms: painting, making music, singing in a band, acting in multiple plays and films, singing fabulous songs……and then she stopped ALL of it for 7 years.

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Waiting for perfection

Waiting for perfection

This constant striving and constant “not-enough” mess will be the deadly force for all of us. Some of us will get sick, others will let their lives go by without paying attention to the moments and quality people and some will make it to the very top and revel in their loneliness.

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How painful moments can create meaningful change

How painful moments can create meaningful change

If you look at how we all make decisions, you will notice that majority of our changes are a result of something uncomfortable or painful. So, painful moments create change but unfortunately, many of us focus on the pain and why it’s there in the first place.

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Advice I would give to my 15 year old self

Advice I would give to my 15 year old self

Advice I would give to my 15 year old self Yes you can, but you have to start by taking small action every day. Hello beautiful people and happy New Year! May this be a year you feel full and at peace - my two favorite things in life. I have been reflecting a ton on...

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My Evening Routine (No Make Up And In Comfy Yoga Clothes)

My Evening Routine (No Make Up And In Comfy Yoga Clothes)

My evening routine Small daily habits can change your entire life. When I follow my morning and evening routines, life is better. It's as simple as that. Routines are intimate, they are solely yours and they have to work for you. I think they give us structure and...

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What do YOU do with an idea?

What do YOU do with an idea?

What do YOU do with an idea? Yes you can, but you have to start by taking small action every day. What do YOU do with an idea? I mean, really? Well, if you are like most people, you get excited about it and quickly abandon it as something impossible or out of reach...

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What If Stress Can Be Our Friend?

What If Stress Can Be Our Friend?

What if stress can be our friend? Yes you can, but you have to start by taking small action every day. Hello my friends, Do you ever get upset with yourself about being stressed out? Or worry about it? Talk about adding to your plate. Well, research shows that just...

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How To Find Purpose Through Employment

How To Find Purpose Through Employment

How to find purpose through employment Yes you can, but you have to start by taking small action every day. Hello my friends, One of the most delightful things in my life is reconnecting with people I used to spend time with and learning about what they are up to. One...

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Going through dark nights of the soul

Going through dark nights of the soul

Going through dark nights of the soul We all have dark nights of the soul. Thank you Glennon Doyle Melton for teaching me a few things. If you haven’t read her book, Love Warrior, I highly recommend you do. It pulled me in like Eat Pray Love did years ago and this...

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I Can’t Believe I Said It But I Wish We Had Less Choice

I Can’t Believe I Said It But I Wish We Had Less Choice

I can't believe I said it Yes you can, but you have to start by taking small action every day. I come from very little and from a home where choice is not exactly a word we used often. I had much less than I do today. Owning only one pair of jeans at a time, and we...

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How to sell in an authentic way

How to sell in an authentic way

How to sell in an authentic way Yes you can, but you have to start by taking small action every day. One of the most common questions I get from my clients who are either starting a business or trying to grow one is this: "How do you sell yourself in a very authentic...

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How one woman changed thrifting: Michelle Raven

How one woman changed thrifting: Michelle Raven

How one woman changed thrifting: Interview with Michelle Raven MICHELLE RAVEN Founder of personal shopping service at Arc's Value Village I am becoming slightly obsessed with finding men and women among us who created something despite fears, objections, or...

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What Levi’s Jeans taught me about simplicity

What Levi’s Jeans taught me about simplicity

Hello beautiful people, today I want to talk about what Levi's Jeans taught me about simplicity in life. I want to take you back to post-war Bosnia and tell you about a pair of jeans that I worked very hard for. This is something I keep coming back to over and over...

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Giving up on your dreams – biggest pitfall of all

Giving up on your dreams – biggest pitfall of all

Hello beautiful people, today I want to talk about why giving up on your dreams will be your biggest pitfall of all. I often feel like an archeologist and detective when working with people, by uncovering hidden truths and things we hope folks will not notice about...

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How to boost confidence with this one tip

How to boost confidence with this one tip

Hello beautiful people! Today I want to talk briefly about confidence. People often ask me where I get my confidence from and how they can gain confidence too. For me, it seems so simple, but I know it is not very simple. I was not always as confident in myself as I...

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Are you a unicorn: creative but misunderstood?

Are you a unicorn: creative but misunderstood?

Hello beautiful people! Are you a unicorn: creative but misunderstood? I want to talk to you about what that means but first... I keep talking about spring and Minnesota is still gracing us with snow madness, but I really am ready for sunshine and long walks. It is...

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What does it mean to be perfect?

What does it mean to be perfect?

Hello beautiful people! What does it mean to be perfect? That is what I want to talk to you all about but first... I love doing these videos for you all and I love sharing them. It's been a few weeks since we connected and I am baaaaaack! I have been busy with my...

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Should you borrow money for personal development?

Should you borrow money for personal development?

Hello my beautiful friends and happy 2016. Today I was to talk about when to borrow money, but first I spent the last two weeks of 2015 decluttering, cleaning, journaling, reflecting, sleeping, resting, and letting go of old beliefs that held me hostage in 2015 (yes,...

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Losing friends and how that might be a good thing

Losing friends and how that might be a good thing

Hello friends today I will be talking about losing friends and how it may be a good thing, but first... If you are following me on FB and Instagram (you totally should, here and here), then you know that my new video production went up in flames after we rented out a...

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How to be understood by others

How to be understood by others

Hello friends! Let me ask you a question: do you yearn to be understood by others? What does that even mean to you? Do you understand yourself? Today I am addressing something that comes up in my work over and over again and I wanted to share my perspective on how to...

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How to get anything you want with this one simple trick

How to get anything you want with this one simple trick

Hello friends, do you want to know my one simple trick that is proven to get you anything you want? but first... I am busy preparing some very exciting things for all of you in the new year. As I do this work, I am reminded how beautiful it is to be of service and...

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Is there one Universal truth?

Is there one Universal truth?

Hello friends!This week I share my perspective on this question of Universal truth. I believe very strongly in many things and I have many personal truths, some rooted in faith and some rooted in things of this world. I am not talking about specific religions - I am...

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The importance of doing what you love

The importance of doing what you love

Hello my beautiful friends, Today, I talk about the importance of doing what you love. Years ago, I found myself saying: If I just knew what I was supposed to do, I know I would be good at it. Do you relate? Now, you know me - no BS here and no magic pills. It wasn't...

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How to turn misfortune into a blessing

How to turn misfortune into a blessing

I want to share with you some of my tips on how to turn misfortune into a blessing, an opportunity to grow, learn and turn into something good. No matter who you are, where you are and what you do - you will run into some kind of misfortune. It may affect you directly...

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Why I am grateful for living in a refugee camp

Why I am grateful for living in a refugee camp

Today, I want to talk about why I am grateful for living in a refugee camp and to share a personal story in hope that it will inspire and help you put things into perspective. I try very hard not to watch the news, however, the refugee crisis in Europe is so talked...

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The veil of distraction and being human

The veil of distraction and being human

Today I want to discuss what it means to be human and the veil of distraction that comes with that. By Jason Skirry, Philosophical Living  We live in a distracted world. We are constantly being bombarded by advertisements on TV, in taxicabs, buses, on billboards, and...

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Brad Pitt the philosopher

Brad Pitt the philosopher

Today I want to talk about a non traditional philosopher but an important philosopher, Brad Pitt. Do you ever feel paralyzed with too many choices or not sure which one is the right one? If you are like most people, the to do list grows longer and longer but there...

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