Saying Yes To What You Want

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It’s Me!

This is not to be confused with accepting what is given to you.

Not all that is given to you is wanted. Not all of what you want will be given to you (nor should). Vocalizing what you want, loudly, with intention and certainty in your voice, affirmatively and definitively, in the present tense, is very different than “not saying no” and creates a very different kind of life. When you simply accept what is given, you leave your happiness to chance. When you actively say yes to the things you want (and consequently no to the ones you don’t) you get to decide what stays and what goes. Continue reading →

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Letting Go Of Things That No Longer Serve You

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Sometimes we care about too many things that don’t really benefit us in the long run. We carry them around with us thinking they are essential to out lives without considering the possibility that we’re just doing it out of habit or fear and that maybe, just maybe, we’d progress a little faster if we didn’t carry all the extra baggage. Continue reading →

What I Read in 2015 & Reading Goals for 2016 (#MenaReads)

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2015 was a really good year for me in terms of books and things I read. I managed to come across a lot of books that steered me to looking deeper within myself and facing some personal issues and blockages that were keeping me from reaching my highest potential and I plan on maintaining that as a focus for 2016.

I’m generally very much attracted to anything self-help, self-improvement, personal growth, shadow work etc., so it makes sense that most of the books I’m about to mention fall into these categories. I’m also very much into health and understanding the human body with a focus on holistic health and homeopathy so some of the books here will also be about that too.  Continue reading →

Finding Your Purpose and Embracing Your Passions

DSC_0428It seems like these are the proverbial questions that will ultimately define your life forever: “What is my purpose?”, “What am I supposed to do with my life?”, “Why are we all here?”. Most of us have a sense that once these questions are answered life will magically turn into a sea of sunshine and rainbows and every day we live will be filled with meaning and satisfaction but it doesn’t always turn out that way. Answering these questions might give us better direction but they don’t guarantee life will be perfect once we do. Continue reading →

Money Talks [5]: Investing (A Non-Conventional Approach)

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When most of us hear the word “investing” we think “stocks”, “bonds”, “company shares”, “IPOs” or simply “I can’t do that” and I’m here to tell you that I’m still learning how to do it (Notice how I didn’t say “I don’t know” or “can’t” do it? We’ll get into that a little later on) so that’s not the type of investment we’re going to talk about today. Continue reading →