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Category Archives for "identity"

Do This Now: Pre-Season Closet Purge

By DSAdmin | appearance , attitude , authentic , confidence , goals , identity , Image , motivation , Personal Development , self-development , strategy , Wardrobe

“A pre-season Closet Purge will get rid of clutter and make your closet feel much more spacious – make room for clothes you’ll actually WEAR!!.”Dianne M. Daniels,CEO & Founder Get Rid of Things You’ll Never Miss No matter where you live, the transition between seasons is a great time to gain some Closet Clarity and […]

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Awareness + Acceptance = Strength

By DSAdmin | Achievement , attitude , authentic , Authenticity , confidence , emotional , feelings , focus , identity , Image , inner critic , mindset , personal , self-care , self-confidence , self-esteem

“Nothing I accept about myself can be used against me to diminish me.” Audre Lorde The quote above was borrowed/reposted from a blog entry by one of my favorite people on Earth, Karen C.L. Anderson (http://kclanderson.com), a Phenomenal Woman (in the Maya Angelou sense), a Writer, Storyteller and Unconventional Advice Columnist, whose wisdom around mothers, […]

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Step Out of Your Comfort Zone for Greater Self Fulfillment

By DSAdmin | commitment , emotional , feelings , freedom , growth , habits , healthy , identity , knowledge , limits , mental , personal , self-confidence , self-development , self-doubt , stimulation

A feeling of self-fulfillment is the happy result of knowing that you’re living at your best, living life near the limits of your capabilities. Many of us, however, are not challenging ourselves sufficiently to feel self-fulfilled. The main obstacle is the desire to be comfortable. But we only grow when we live beyond our comfort […]

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Leave Your Couch Potato Label Behind and Start Loving Your Life

By DSAdmin | appreciation , commitment , emotional , feelings , habits , health , identity , mental , personal , positivity , self-confidence , self-development , self-esteem

If you’ve had enough of your “Couch Potato” label, you may have also realized how unproductive and unrewarding flipping through channels is, day after day. And you’re ready to make some changes. But where should you start? Now that you’ve become truly aware of how much of life has passed you by while you watched […]

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The Structure of Personal Change

By DSAdmin | authentic , emotional , feelings , habits , healthy , identity , Image , mental , personal , self-confidence , self-development , self-talk

Personal change starts internally with a shift in mindset. The resulting external changes grow from this internal foundation. So now that you know where to start, how do you go about making these adjustments in your approach to life? To really achieve personal transformation, several major stages must be crossed. Now, this doesn’t mean that […]

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Setting Up Your Meditation Space

By DSAdmin | authentic , commitment , emotional , feelings , habits , healthy , identity , Inspiration , meditation , mental , Mindfulness , personal , physical , positivity , self-care , self-development , spiritual

The way you organize your home or apartment sends messages about what is important to you. Some people prioritize books, bookshelves, and a comfortable reading chair or sofa. A movie buff will set up a living room that is essentially a home cinema. Someone who loves cooking will have the kitchen as the center of […]

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Common Mindfulness Questions – Answered!

By DSAdmin | authentic , emotional , feelings , habits , healing , health , identity , Inspiration , mental , Mindfulness , personal , positivity , self-confidence , self-development , self-talk , spiritual

Mindfulness is a hot topic right now and for a good reason. Mindfulness has been shown to have a range of benefits and can improve your physical, mental and emotional health. Whether you want to practice mindfulness to help you more easily deal with stress or to help you live a more positive life, you’re […]

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Believe in Yourself Challenge Day 9: Can a Vision Board Boost Your Belief?

By DSAdmin | authentic , Believe In Yourself , Challenge , commitment , Courses , ego , emotional , feelings , habits , healing , identity , mental , personal , self-care , self-confidence , self-development , self-doubt , self-esteem , self-talk

If you’ve never heard of a vision board before, it’s simply a board (physical or electronic) that you can create and refer back to in order to reinforce a chosen message about yourself or your goals. While not an official definition, this should help you the concept in a nutshell. Could a vision board be […]

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Believe in Yourself Challenge Day 8: Getting Help from a Mentor

By DSAdmin | authentic , Believe In Yourself , Challenge , commitment , Courses , ego , emotional , feelings , habits , healing , identity , mental , personal , self-care , self-confidence , self-development , self-doubt , self-esteem , self-talk

You are going to get beaten by your circumstances at certain points in your life. Between negativity and competitiveness, life can be a brutal environment that makes it challenging for anyone to thrive. If you are getting down-hearted because nothing seems to be working for you, it may be time to connect with a mentor. […]

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Believe in Yourself Challenge Day 7: Using Failure to Strengthen Self-Belief

By DSAdmin | authentic , Believe In Yourself , Challenge , commitment , Courses , ego , emotional , feelings , habits , healing , identity , mental , personal , self-care , self-confidence , self-development , self-doubt , self-esteem , self-talk

Do you try to avoid failure? Most people do, and it makes sense, when you think about it. Failing is NOT fun! It would be great if we could just leap over the discomfort of failure and land right in front of success – the way WE want to define it – but it just […]

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Believe in Yourself Challenge Day 6: Strengthen Belief in Yourself

By DSAdmin | authentic , Believe In Yourself , Challenge , commitment , Courses , ego , emotional , feelings , habits , healing , identity , mental , personal , self-care , self-confidence , self-development , self-doubt , self-esteem , self-talk

Think back to a time when someone inspired you – it could be a conference you attended or viewed online. You could’ve read a profile of someone you admired. Whatever the case, the motivation of others can strengthen how you see yourself. You’ve probably read books about famous people who you’ve admired. These show you […]

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Believe in Yourself Challenge Day 5: Negative Thinking Turnaround

By DSAdmin | authentic , Believe In Yourself , Challenge , commitment , Courses , ego , emotional , feelings , habits , healing , identity , mental , personal , self-care , self-confidence , self-development , self-doubt , self-esteem , self-talk

Negative thoughts and their associated energy are bombarding your life. They are all over the television, the news and even your favorite television shows contain negativity. You’ll face it at work and even at home. You’ll  see quite a bit of it online as well. Negativity can invade your life. What if you pictured your […]

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Believe in Yourself Challenge Day 4: SWOT Analysis

By DSAdmin | authentic , Believe In Yourself , Challenge , commitment , Courses , ego , emotional , feelings , habits , healing , identity , mental , personal , self-care , self-confidence , self-development , self-doubt , self-esteem , self-talk

When people create case studies on businesses, they often include a SWOT analysis. SWOT is an acronym for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats. If  this can be done for a business, why not do one for yourself? It can help you gain insight about yourself and reinforce the idea of believing in yourself. The concept […]

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Believe in Yourself Challenge Day 3: The Power of Believing in YOU

By DSAdmin | authentic , Believe In Yourself , Challenge , commitment , Courses , ego , emotional , feelings , habits , healing , identity , mental , personal , self-care , self-confidence , self-development , self-doubt , self-esteem , self-talk

If you believe in yourself, there is very little that can stop you in whatever you want to accomplish. Belief gives you the power to push forward and defy the odds. You’ll be able to handle any roadblocks that come your way, and  brush off the naysayers. You’ll have more peace of mind when you […]

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Believe in Yourself Challenge Day 2: The Perils of Self-Doubt

By DSAdmin | authentic , Believe In Yourself , Challenge , commitment , Courses , ego , emotional , feelings , habits , healing , identity , mental , personal , self-care , self-confidence , self-development , self-doubt , self-esteem , self-talk

Have you ever doubted yourself? Maybe that seems like a silly question – because most people have doubted themselves at some point in their lives. The challenge? Many people never get past that habit of doubting themselves, and this can be a major contributing factor in what’s holding them back from achieving success. Why do […]

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Believe in Yourself Challenge Day 1: Why is Belief Important?

By DSAdmin | authentic , Believe In Yourself , Challenge , commitment , Courses , ego , emotional , feelings , habits , healing , identity , mental , personal , self-care , self-confidence , self-development , self-doubt , self-esteem , self-talk

You may wonder why it’s important to believe in yourself. The simple answer? If YOU don’t, no one else will. Your spouse (if you’re married) and your family will believe in you to a certain extent. However, when times get tough, family support tends to wane. It’s not that they don’t love and care about […]

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Letting Go of the Past Challenge – Day 2: Minding Your Mindfulness

By DSAdmin | authentic , Challenge , commitment , Courses , feelings , habits , healthy , identity , Inspiration , Letting Go of the Past , limits , mental , reflection , self-confidence , self-development , spiritual

People are confused by the term mindfulness. They think it’s the stuff of ancient, learned gurus on a high mountain ledge or some unexplainable mystical force only available to those with innate powers given to them by the ancestors. Mindfulness, however, is neither of these. It’s possible, though, with some effort and application that both […]

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Letting Go of the Past Challenge – Day 1: You have to Want to Let Go

By DSAdmin | authentic , Challenge , commitment , Courses , emotional , feelings , habits , healing , healthy , identity , Inspiration , Letting Go of the Past , limits , mental , negative , personal , positivity , self-development , self-talk

People love to try out new experiences. It can be new products, new jobs, or new cars, etc. It gives them a sense of excitement. It also lets them forget about their problems, at least for the time being. Forgetting about your problems – the challenges and rough times of the past – is only […]

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How to Live an Authentic Life

By DSAdmin | authentic , Authenticity , commitment , emotional , featured , feelings , freedom , identity , personal , self-confidence , self-esteem

In today’s fast-paced world, it’s easy to lose yourself amid the expectations of many people around you: family, co-workers, managers, and friends. It’s important to consciously slow down and be true to yourself – others will be naturally drawn to your authenticity and you’ll feel better about yourself, increase your self-confidence, and celebrate your uniqueness. […]

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I Embrace My Identity

By DSAdmin | Affirmation , appearance , ego , emotional , feelings , healthy , identity , Image , mental , personal , positivity , self-confidence , self-esteem , spiritual

I embrace my identity. I accept that the person I am is the person I am meant to be. My circumstances, physical appearance and personality are all part of the divine plan of my Creator. I love the person I am. When I am faced with negative circumstances, I steadfastly avoid feeling discouraged. Instead, I […]

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Be Yourself: Set Yourself Free!

By DSAdmin | authentic , Authenticity , commitment , emotional , feelings , freedom , identity , mental , personal , reflection , self-development , self-talk

Be Yourself: Set Yourself Free! Authenticity is underrated. It’s more than being honest with the world. It’s about being honest with yourself. There are many advantages to being authentic. Most importantly, you’ll no longer feel the need to change your words and actions to impress others. You can relax and be yourself. Before you can […]

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Who ARE You? Pondering Your Personal Identity

By DSAdmin | emotional , feelings , health , identity , Image , mental , personal , reflection , self-confidence , self-development , self-esteem

Who ARE You? Pondering Your Personal Identity Have you ever spent any time thinking about who you really are? Maybe you’ve wondered how other people perceive you. Who you are—your identity—is a powerful force in your life and speaks volumes to others who come into contact with you. Your identity plays an important role in […]

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