Courage

“Courage is found in unlikely places” - J.R.R. Tolkien …for a person to find positivity in difficult times… that’s true courage. Can you think of one person that you have known in your life who ALWAYS has a smile on their face? Hayley was such a person. No matter what health issues Hayley faced, I recall her all through high school and later when we reconnected as a truly inspirational, positive and appreciative person. Hayley’s brother shared this yesterday and when I… Read more »

ACCEPT WHO YOU ARE – don’t be so hard on yourself – we are used to comparing ourselves to others and it is in these comparisons the feelings of inadequacy arise, of worthlessness, of fear, of lack of… (STOP… don’t fill in your negative thoughts anymore) You are enough as you are. We are all different…all process and experience the world in our own way, however we are conditioned from an early age to “color between the lines” or “fit… Read more »

Happiness

I landed at LAX not knowing what to expect for our first day of shooting the new 2BePositive campaign. Rushing into wardrobe, I was instantly put at ease by the positivity guru herself, Keren Lynn, as she pulled out my first of many looks we called, “The Happy Hippie”. In most circumstances and because of my performing background, I’m usually pretty outgoing, comfortable and social. However, as soon as we stepped onto Santa Monica Pier, I felt a little self-conscious… Read more »

How do you choose to live life when it happens? “It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” –J.K. Rowling Do you get stuck in the same pattern, making the same choices, perhaps based on expectations that you have programmed to believe are the only way…Do you ever ask yourself WHY you do the things you do? Is it out of expectation; guilt; to please; fear; lack of motivation; unhappiness…? The way you… Read more »

An example of how to live one’s life… “People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered; Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives: Be kind anyway. If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends, and genuine enemies; Succeed anyway. If you are honest and sincere, people may deceive you; Be honest and sincere anyway What you spend years creating others could destroy overnight: Create anyway. If you find serenity and happiness,… Read more »

Gratitude

Struggles by Steven (9 years old) July 21st 2006 I had a struggle in my life and it was hard times for me but I got through them cause I gained strength and knowledge and I can’t help thinking about them And as my life goes on I will keep gaining from my family cause my family gave me support and they gave me strength cause they were always there for me and they gave me love And when I had… Read more »

What does it mean to Pay it Forward? It is true selfless giving. Have you ever been in a situation where a random stranger steps into your life and does something totally wonderful and unexpected…and then like a skilled magician…disappears? Today was a beautiful example of such an event. If you have a thought to do something for another person, act on it…instead of thinking…”I’m just one person, what difference can I really make?” Caroline wanted to do something to… Read more »

What does RESPECT mean to you? My parents and grandparents taught me “the golden rule” which is to treat others as you wish to be treated. To me this means being aware of other peoples needs, showing compassion; patience; kindness; tolerance and respect. People change and grow when the time is right for them, just as you and I have reached each stage of our journey. We believe our way is right, and it is..for us, but we are not… Read more »

Life isn’t just about keeping score. It’s not about how many people call you And it’s not about who you’ve dated or haven’t dated at all. It isn’t about who you’ve kissed, What sport you play, Or which guy or girl likes you. It’s not about your shoes or your hair Or the color of your skin, Or where you live or go to school. In fact it’s not about grades, money, Clothes, or colleges that accept you or not…. Read more »

Let Go. Forgive. Be Grateful. Keep it Simple. Trust Yourself. Be Happy. Let Go of the things you can’t control, of the anger, and the comparisons, the hurt and resentment – these things affect you more than anyone else and stop you from growing and moving forward. Forgive those who you “think” have made you angry and realize perhaps you allowed them to have that effect on you. Be thankful you can learn from the lessons. Be grateful for all… Read more »