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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?

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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 4: Forgive and Forget

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You’ve probably heard all your life to forgive and forget, especially when someone has done you wrong, or offended you. Forgiving the person helps you to move on with your life as well as helping you to keep friends you otherwise might have lost. What very few people tell you, though, is that forgiving (let […]

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Want Better Health? Try a Little Gratitude!

By DSAdmin | appreciation , authentic , gratitude , habits , personal , positivity , self-care

Did you know that gratitude can have a tremendous positive impact on your health? A recent study, titled “The Role of Gratitude in Spiritual Well-Being in Asymptomatic Heart Failure Patients,” found that it plays a very important part in overall well-being. The study found that being thankful – feeling and expressing gratitude – helped improve […]

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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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7 Ways to Successfully Curb Your Frustrations

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Regardless of how calm you are in your daily life, you probably still have moments when your frustration level seems to go sky-high. The challenging aspect of feeling frustrated is the urgency you feel to express those upsetting feelings – clearing the air and releasing the “pressure”. You’ve probably also learned – and at a […]

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6 Ways to Motivate Yourself to Take Action

By DSAdmin | commitment , emotional , feelings , habits , healthy , Image , limits , physical , self-care , self-development

Taking action towards your dreams and goals is essential, but it’s not always easy to stay consistent and build momentum. However, taking action is one of those critical pieces of the puzzle along with proper planning and the drive to succeed. Those that take action are the ones that see results. How do you motivate […]

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Maintaining Your Inspiration and Motivation

By DSAdmin | appearance , commitment , featured , feelings , gratitude , habits , healthy , meditation , mental , positivity , self-care , self-development , spiritual

When it comes to getting things accomplished, motivation can be hard to come by. Yet, motivation is exactly what is needed. A small amount of motivation is required to do small, simple things, like brushing your teeth. Bigger tasks require more motivation to complete. But how do you create and sustain motivation when you have […]

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Finding Fulfillment Through Spirituality and Peace

By DSAdmin | emotional , feelings , healing , meditation , mental , positivity , self-care , self-development , spiritual , Thankfulness

My path in life is clearer when I maintain an inner spiritual connection. Spirituality is a journey that brings incomparable peace to my life and I endeavor to remain on this journey throughout the course of each day. I take a few moments each morning to close my eyes and do some soul-searching. I am […]

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Strengthening Your Belief in Yourself

By DSAdmin | appreciation , commitment , emotional , feelings , health , mental , positivity , self-care , self-development , self-esteem

It may sound strange, but the one person you’ll always have in your life is you. In order to have an existence that’s peaceful yet exciting and fulfilling, it’s important to believe in yourself. When you believe in yourself, you know that you have the ability to handle anything that life throws your way. You […]

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6 Signs You Worry Too Much About What Others Think of You

By DSAdmin | appreciation , ego , feelings , health , healthy , limits , mental , positivity , self-care , self-development , self-esteem , spiritual , StrongBlackWoman

As much as we’d like to show that we don’t care about what others think about us, we do. Some people are so pre-occupied with it, they seldom take part in things they like. Whether it’s the feeling of embarrassment, or the fear of being laughed at, caring too much only holds us back from […]

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Why We Care What Others Think of Us

By DSAdmin | appreciation , emotional , feelings , habits , healing , limits , mental , positivity , self-care , self-development , Thankfulness

Long ago, when our ancestors shared the planet with woolly mammoths and saber-toothed tigers, no one wanted to get left behind. Being included in the group was necessary for survival. Today, our greatest predatory threat is our own species – physically, emotionally and socially. Regardless of this threat shift, the need for acceptance—and the fear […]

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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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Your Daily Self Motivating Regimen to Achieve Greater Success

By DSAdmin | appreciation , commitment , featured , feelings , gratitude , habits , Image , mental , positivity , self-care , self-esteem

How much of your time do you spend seeking motivation from external factors? How often do you get it and how long does it last? Your typical experience is probably that external motivation has an expiration date. You can look at a successful person and feel motivated by their success. But what happens when you […]

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Overcoming Anxiety: Gaining Strength

By DSAdmin | emotional , feelings , habits , healthy , meditation , mental , self-care , self-development , Thankfulness

Overcoming Anxiety as You Gain Strength Anxiety is part of the human condition. Try to find someone that never feels anxiety – it’s nearly impossible. Some people are more resistant to anxiety that others, but everyone can strengthen their ability to manage anxious feelings. Developing a high level of anxiety is a skill. Lowering anxiety […]

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Turn Around a Bad Day – 12 Options

By DSAdmin | appreciation , emotional , featured , feelings , freedom , gratitude , health , meditation , mental , physical , positivity , self-care , spiritual , Thankfulness

12 Ways to Turn Around a Bad Day Everyone – yes, EVERYONE – has a bad day now and then. You only have two choices: you can either ride it out, or do something to turn the day around. A time machine isn’t an option, but there are plenty of tactics you can apply to […]

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Maximize Your Immunity: Boosters for Healing

By DSAdmin | Body care , feelings , gratitude , habits , healing , health , healthy , limits , mental , physical , positivity , self-care , StrongBlackWoman

14 Surprising Ways to Maximize Your Immunity and Boost Healing Your immune system has a big job to do fighting off germs, environmental toxins, and other threats. Wouldn’t you like to give it a hand to make its work easier? After all, there are many factors that can strengthen your immune response, and some of […]

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Practical Tips for Beginning to Meditate

By DSAdmin | Body care , commitment , emotional , featured , habits , healing , health , meditation , positivity , self-care , self-development

16 Practical Tips for Meditation Beginners Meditation, particularly mindfulness meditation, has become extremely popular over the last few years. While meditation can be very simple, there are several common mistakes and misconceptions about meditation that you’ll want to avoid if you’re new to the practice. Getting started on the right foot increases the odds of […]

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