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The Gift of Optimism!

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“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” Helen Keller

What happens to you when things around you are not working, are difficult, or are falling apart? Do you practice living consciously and with gratitude and optimism or do you sink into the depths of fear, panic or despair- cognitively and emotionally?

Ultimately, you are in charge of your responses to life events, other people, and things outside of your locus of control. You have learned coping skills and attitudes that grow with your life. It starts with what you tell yourself, then how you feel, and lastly the action steps that you take as a result of your thoughts and feelings. Even if you don’t know how, it is up to you to be responsible for how you manage your life. Optimism in particular when practiced consistently creates positive thinking, manageable and pleasant emotions, and positive action steps as life events naturally happen.

Typically, I do not share personal experiences yet my attitudes, training, wisdom, and opinions shine through. At the moment I am experiencing exactly what my written words describe. I am holding positive thoughts as things keep breaking and water keeps finding its way into my house as other things are getting fixed. While it is challenging, I feel my optimism is also being challenged. I realize all will be well and hope that I have a kind and generous insurance adjuster.

Optimism is the gift that this experience is bringing me. Things break and then get fixed. People falter and then they become stronger. Relationships change or evolve and each person can build their capacities for greater love and wisdom. This is only a house even though it is my home. It feels important to to focus on things getting resolved and repaired. It is important I know this as I build my business and heal from surgery, to keep a sunny outlook is the only path worth taking.

Studies show that optimism is about 25 percent inheritable, and then there are other factors that affect our positive mental attitude including historical environment, coping skills and socioeconomic status that are often out of one’s control. Yet that still leaves a solid amount of learning space to develop a more optimistic outlook as adults. So if you’re someone who tends to see the negative in a given situation, there’s hope.

“Positive thinking doesn’t mean that you ignore life’s stressors. You just approach hardship in a more productive way,” says Kimberly Hershenson, LMSW. Science shows that those with an optimistic outlook have better cardiovascular health and a stronger immune system, earn a higher income and have more successful relationships.

So whatever is going on and whatever you hope to come about, the gift of optimism is at your continual disposal. All you have to do is know that all will be well somehow and to cope with the gift of good thoughts and a positive attitude.

Live Inspired! ® Nina~

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A Lifetime of Learning

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“Once you stop learning, you start dying.” Albert Einstein This true statement begs us to open our minds to more.

No matter your age you are here to love and learn. The lessons in love and the process of deepening knowledge and ideas are vital. Human development spans a lifetime and cannot be stilted or compartmentalized with a begin and end time when it comes to presence, knowledge and learning.

Do you want to live as a lifetime learner? If so, put your mind, heart, and soul into that journey. You will find many beautiful and difficult lessons that impact the quality and meaning of your life. You will be inspired and you will inspire the lives of those around you. The trickle effect of a positive mental attitude is powerful and can improve lives.

Here are some ideas for you as a Lifetime Learner:

  • Explore the belief that you are here to Love and to Learn.
  • Say, “Yes!” to Life and all of Life’s lessons.
  • Be mindful of your Self-Talk and improve it if necessary.
  • Your curiosity exceeds your complacency.
  • You find the Journey of Life exciting and interesting with endless growth opportunities.
  • You see challenges as opportunities to learn and grow.
  • Gratitude becomes the watchword of your Life experience.
  • Your peers and you are on different journeys.
  • You are open to new ideas and practices that help you enjoy, love, and grow.
  • Self-Compassion toward the self and empathy toward others manifest healing.
  • You are responsible for your own Well-Being.
  • See that everyone is on a path to Love and to Learn.

Learn all that you can while you are here. Repair and build healthy connections in your life. Heal yourself, your relationships, and your trauma. Be open to creative soulful expression, spiritual and emotional awakening. Find insight and tools to honor your, “Sacred Self”. Empower your inner voice and “Personal Superpowers”. After all, it is your Life to explore and enjoy!

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