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Day 14: Never Stop Learning

By DSAdmin | Challenge , Courses , emotional , feelings , habits , Inspiration , Living with Purpose , mental , personal , reflection , self-development , self-talk , spiritual

As children, learning is an important part of our lives. We continue on as young adults through college and learning on the job. But then, by the time we hit our thirties, many of us stop learning on a regular basis. We may pick up something new here or there, or learn a new piece […]

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Day 13: Embracing Your Hobbies And Interests

By DSAdmin | Challenge , Courses , emotional , feelings , habits , Inspiration , Living with Purpose , mental , personal , reflection , self-development , self-talk , spiritual

Over the past few days we’ve taken a look at how we spend our time, what we spend it on and what may be sucking time away from us. In other words, we started to be more intentional on how we spend our time and what we spend it on. That leaves quite a few […]

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Day 12: How Much Time Are You Spending On Facebook?

By DSAdmin | Challenge , Courses , emotional , feelings , habits , Inspiration , Living with Purpose , mental , personal , reflection , self-development , self-talk , spiritual

In yesterday’s blog post we talked about the time we spend vegging out in front of the TV or computer and how that time slips away from us. Today, I want to tackle another big time thief – social media. Don’t get me wrong, it’s an amazing tool, but it can also be quite distracting. […]

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Day 11: Let’s Talk About Television

By DSAdmin | Challenge , Courses , emotional , feelings , habits , Inspiration , Living with Purpose , mental , personal , reflection , self-development , self-talk , spiritual

Here’s a scary question for you…How much time do you spend each week sitting mindlessly in front of the TV, surfing the internet, playing video games and such? If you’re anything like the average American it’s a lot more than you’d like to admit or even think possible. Don’t get me wrong -it’s fun to […]

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Day 10: Going From Merely Existing To Truly Living Your Life

By DSAdmin | Challenge , Courses , emotional , feelings , habits , Inspiration , Living with Purpose , mental , personal , reflection , self-development , self-talk , spiritual

We all get stuck in a rut sometimes. We go through the motions, and have the days roll by without much fun or excitement. We are doing what we’re supposed to be doing without questioning things or changing them up. We’re all guilty of this at some point or another. We get into a comfortable […]

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Day 9: Do You Know What’s Sucking Up Your Time?

By DSAdmin | Challenge , Courses , emotional , feelings , habits , Inspiration , Living with Purpose , mental , personal , reflection , self-development , self-talk , spiritual

We live in hectic times and our most precious commodity is and always will be time. You can’t grow more of it and when it’s gone you can’t get it back. How often do you tell yourself that you can’t do what you want to do because you don’t have the time? We all do […]

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Day 8: Small Things to Do Now To Make A Difference

By DSAdmin | Challenge , Courses , emotional , feelings , habits , Inspiration , Living with Purpose , mental , personal , reflection , self-development , self-talk , spiritual

In yesterday’s post we started to take a look at what you can do to live with purpose without getting overwhelmed by tackling too much at once. Today I thought I’d share a list of various things you can do to live more purposely and make a difference. Browse through the list below and use […]

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Day 7: Your Purpose Doesn’t Have To Be Huge To Make A Huge Difference

By DSAdmin | Challenge , Courses , emotional , feelings , habits , Inspiration , Living with Purpose , mental , personal , reflection , self-development , self-talk , spiritual

When we think about finding our calling or our life’s purpose, it’s easy to get caught up in these huge visions. We think that it has to be something along the lines of what Gandhi or Mother Teresa accomplished in their lifetimes. If you think that your purpose has to be this all-encompassing lifelong body […]

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Day 6: How To Find Your Calling

By DSAdmin | Challenge , Courses , emotional , feelings , habits , Inspiration , Living with Purpose , mental , personal , reflection , self-development , self-talk , spiritual

Finding and following your calling is a big part of living with purpose. Finding that calling though, can be a pretty big and intimidating task, particularly if you put yourself under pressure to come up with the perfect answer right here and right now. While it’s a goal worth pursuing, it’s also important to realize […]

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Day 5: Why What You Do For A Living Matters

By DSAdmin | Challenge , Courses , emotional , feelings , habits , Inspiration , Living with Purpose , mental , personal , reflection , self-development , self-talk , spiritual

What do you do for a living? That’s a pretty big question, isn’t it? Our job, our career, and how we earn money to finance our life is a big part of how we define ourselves. It’s often one of the first pieces of information we share after our name when we meet someone else. […]

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Day 4: The Connection Between Purpose and Happiness

By DSAdmin | Challenge , Courses , emotional , feelings , habits , Inspiration , Living with Purpose , mental , personal , reflection , self-development , self-talk , spiritual

When we start to make a difference and live a purpose driven life, something amazing happens. We become happier and more fulfilled, and I can’t wait for you to experience this. It doesn’t have to be anything big like going on a year-long mission trip or setting out to cure the world of cancer. Even […]

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Day 3: What Is Your Purpose?

By DSAdmin | Challenge , Courses , emotional , feelings , habits , Inspiration , Living with Purpose , mental , personal , reflection , self-development , self-talk , spiritual

The first step on this journey towards living with a purpose is deciding that it is a worthwhile endeavor. I hope the first two blog posts in this series have convinced you of that. The next step is to figure out what exactly your purpose in life is. It’s a pretty big question, isn’t it? […]

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Day 2: Why It’s Important To Find Your Purpose

By DSAdmin | Challenge , Courses , emotional , feelings , habits , Inspiration , Living with Purpose , mental , personal , reflection , self-development , self-talk , spiritual

In yesterday’s blog post kicking off our challenge, we talked about what it means to live with purpose, and I briefly touched on why it’s important to live that way. Today, we’re going to dive a little deeper – making the decision to live your life with purpose, and then finding said purpose can have […]

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Day 1: What Does It Mean To Live With Purpose?

By DSAdmin | Challenge , Courses , emotional , feelings , habits , Inspiration , Living with Purpose , mental , personal , reflection , self-development , self-talk , spiritual

I’ve been thinking quite a bit lately about the idea of living with purpose. It’s an interesting concept and something that can have a positive impact on your entire life. When we live with purpose, we get more done, we create more meaning in our life, and most importantly, we feel happier and more fulfilled. […]

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Clear Values and a Purpose Driven Life

By DSAdmin | authentic , Challenge , Courses , emotional , featured , feelings , habits , Inspiration , mental , personal , reflection , self-development , self-talk , spiritual

Today, I want to talk about values. They guide our lives and are like a compass to keep us on the clear and narrow. We learn basic values as young children – from our parents and caregivers – and then hopefully, we continue to evolve and adapt them as we grow into adulthood. Along the […]

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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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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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Making the Amazing Benefits of Change Work for You

By DSAdmin | appreciation , commitment , emotional , feelings , habits , health , limits , meditation , mental , positivity , reflection , self-care , self-development , spiritual

Change is the one constant in the universe. Even the sun won’t last forever – despite our hopes. Change can be stressful, or it can be gloriously exciting and inspiring! In fact, many life events are classified by psychologists based on the severity of the stress felt by the individual. A death in the family […]

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Offering Spiritual Guidance to Help Others Experience Peace

By DSAdmin | emotional , feelings , healthy , mental , positivity , reflection , self-development , spiritual

Even when, and especially when you don’t feel as if you are qualified to offer spiritual guidance to others, you absolutely ARE. The depth and breadth of your experiences – even if they are ones you wouldn’t recommend to others – can help guide others toward peace in their own lives. Read the affirmation below, […]

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StrongBlackWomen: Making Important Changes in Your Life

By DSAdmin | commitment , feelings , freedom , habits , health , mental , reflection , self-care , self-development

One thing you can depend on in life is that there will be change. Change, although often seen as stressful, can actually help you get over some hurdles and move ahead with your life. Yet, instituting change can be quite challenging. How can you go about bringing a much-desired change to your life? Use one […]

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