Personal Empowerment

self love

How To Cultivate Self Love

By Chris Shea | September 13, 2017

To cultivate self love is such an important aspect for our health yet many of us either don’t think of loving ourselves or feel that we are unworthy of self love. To love is not an easy task yet we find it much easier to love others then to love ourselves. Why is this? I…

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Steps On How To Gain Personal Power

By Chris Shea | August 10, 2017

Who doesn’t want to be in control? We spend a tremendous amount of effort and energy in controlling our lives and our environment, only to be “surprised” when our efforts fail. Even though we convince ourselves that we are in control of our life and environment, the reality is that we aren’t in control of…

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How I Became Self-confident And Happy

By Chris Shea | June 2, 2017

The other day I was asked “Have you always been this self-confident? Do you ever doubt yourself?” I was somewhat taken aback by these questions as I don’t typically think of myself as confident. My current life activities consists of family, life coaching, counseling, writing, teaching at a university and college, hosting a podcast, giving…

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tips for finding hope in winter

By ryan | December 21, 2016

“In winter we lead a more inward life. Our hearts are warm and cheery, like cottages under drifts, whose windows and doors are half concealed, but from whose chimneys the smoke cheerfully ascends.”  Henry David Thoreau My house after the first of two blizzards to hit in 2010 (credit: Blog Author) Today, our planet is…

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Tips For Helping Those Who Are Suffering During The Holidays

By ryan | December 11, 2016

To quote a popular song of the season: “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” While this sentiment may be true for many of us, it is not necessarily the shared sentiment of everyone. As the end of the year mark’s a time for celebrations, holidays, and traditions which bring together families and spark…

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autumn: learning from change

By lifesjourneyblog | September 22, 2016

For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven.  Ecclesiastes 3:1 Fall scene in MA (credit: Blog author) Way back in the 1980’s I took this photo while I lived in a small town in western Massachusetts.  Most people I know tend to get excited, perk up, prepare for, and…

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Rest Stop (Valentine’s Day) … love is an action

By lifesjourneyblog | February 14, 2016

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Heart Cloud (credit: unknown) Today, as many of us celebrate Valentine’s Day, our thoughts turn to love and those whom we love. But do we really understand what that simple,…

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Rest Stop (Saturday) … coping with the Blizzard 2016

By lifesjourneyblog | January 23, 2016

Winter Scene (Credit: unknown) As I write this I, like millions of other people along the NE coast of the US, have hunkered down in the house due to the blizzard occurring. As of this moment it is still snowing and I already have two feet of snow on the ground. Personally, I love snow.…

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Rest Stop (Monday) … celebrating peace & unity

By lifesjourneyblog | January 18, 2016

Today, in the USA, we remember and celebrate the pastor and civil rights activist, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In honor of Dr. King and all he stood for, I created this collage of three of his quotes for us to reflect. I believe that Dr. King’s message is universal, and a call to action…

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Rest Stop … New Year 2016 is here!

By lifesjourneyblog | January 1, 2016

Marvin New Year’s comic strip 2014 Happy New Year 2016!!  As I reflect on writing this post I realize that this time last week I gathered with family and friends to enjoy Christmas Day, while just last night I joined with family and friends watching the Times Square ball descend into a new year.  A lot seems to…

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