A Satisfying Life is Good Too

Posted on Oct 17, 2011 under Life

Personal growth bloggers like to motivate their readers to risk more and do more and become more, facing challenges head on and living on their own terms. Inadvertently, however, we may be guilty at times of making our readers feel guilty for living a very normal life of little moments of daily enjoyment. Never apologize for living a peaceful life of personal happiness.


The Ghosts of Blog Posts Past: My Nominees for “My 7 Links”!

Posted on Oct 13, 2011 under Uncategorized

Yay! I’ve been nominated for the My 7 Links blog post project. The project’s objective is to bring bloggers together to share life lessons, particularly from posts long ago settled to the bottom tiers of our dusty archives by asking us to resurrect 7 articles that fit 7 categories. Part of the project is to nominate up to 5 others for the honor. Come see some of the posts I’ve resurrected and who I nominated!


7 Simple Ways to Kill Procrastination … Permanently!

Posted on Oct 10, 2011 under Productivity

Does it sometimes feel like you’re running in circles, seemingly getting nowhere? Is procrastination a thorn in your side that just won’t go away? Come read this guest post by Farouk Radwan and learn how to beat procrastination and accomplish your biggest goals in life. The secret is deceptively simple. And so is your next step.


51 Permissions Granted by Life

Posted on Oct 6, 2011 under Heart , Inspiration & Motivation

Are you your worst critic? Do you beat yourself up over small mistakes? Sometimes we can find it so difficult to allow ourselves the right to simply be human. We demand and expect so much of ourselves. Come read this post and see what permissions Life would grant you as you struggle to figure out the balance between self-expectations and self-acceptance.


The Time is Now!

Posted on Oct 1, 2011 under Inspiration & Motivation , Productivity

Are you secretly longing for something more? Are there obstacles that stand in your way? Or have you fallen asleep at the wheel of your life? Well today is the time to wake up! Grab hold of the wheel, and start steering in the direction of what ticks inside your heart and soul. Now is the time. Stop waiting for things to change. And start taking action to change your life forever!


The Joy of Memory

Posted on Sep 29, 2011 under Guest Post , Marriage and Family , Mind

Memory is a powerful tool to provide us with direction, comfort, inspiration and even correction. Our memories can work against us or serve us. Check out my guest post at Life, for instance on that topic and click here to read how other childhood memories can serve us here on our journey through life.


5 Deadly Cancers to the Human Soul

Posted on Sep 26, 2011 under Character & Values

There are physical cancers that destroy the body. There are also moral cancers that destroy character, self-respect and relationships of all kinds. Come read and learn the differences between character cancers and misdiagnosed character traits and how to root out the destructive cancers before they devour the characteristics and conditions of a happy life.


“I Love You Most-er!”

Posted on Sep 22, 2011 under Marriage and Family , Values

What do you love most in life? Do your actions reflect that love? My son taught me a valuable lesson one evening camping out in the backyard in a tent. The moment was beautiful. The lesson will be lasting. I invite you to come read (and see how amazingly adorable my son is) as you reevaluate your values and priorities at the feet of a 5-year-old little boy.


Embrace your Inner Mosquito

Posted on Sep 16, 2011 under Inspiration & Motivation

What kind of life do you want to live? Who do you want to be? What kind of family do you want to have? What goals do you want to pursue? Early one morning, I was attacked by a crazy mosquito that taught me something about life and goals and success. Come read and find out what this bug taught me and how it can help you break through the barriers in your life today.


Where Have All the Heroes Gone?

Posted on Sep 11, 2011 under Character & Values

Do you have a hero? Heroes provide us with embodied examples of the virtues we care about. They play a powerful role in our lives to inspire us to climb higher, reach further and live better lives as we see them face extreme circumstances with dignity, courage and decency. 9/11 introduced us to modern heroism. Are we inspired to live heroic lives ourselves?


Quotable Notables on Happiness, Part III

Posted on Sep 8, 2011 under Happiness

Welcome to the final post in the series, Quotable Notables on Happiness. Visit the blogs of those posted and feel their spirit and inspiration. Everything the human being experiences can be measured biochemically. That’s no surprise. The revelation is that our thoughts and attitudes, what we focus our attention on over time, can change our biochemistry. Come on in and read the rest to discover ways to live happier, with more joy.


22 Lessons Learned “When Sorrow Walked with Me”

Posted on Sep 5, 2011 under Adversity & Challenge , Heart , Personal Development

Pain is Life’s great master-teacher. It is the refiner’s fire, the heat that destroys the bacteria of life. It can burn off impurities, or it can consume and destroy. Our attitude, however, determines the outcome. But what do the trials and adversities of life teach us? What lessons are we to learn? What impurities does the heat of trial and tribulation burn off?


Forgiveness is an 11-letter Word

Posted on Sep 1, 2011 under Guest Post

To forgive is to no longer feel hate or resentment for the person who has hurt you. It is to release them from the emotional bondage you keep them in. It is also to free yourself of that same bondage. It is to feel compassion for their troubled minds and hearts and replace hatred with love. It is to sincerely want the best for them. But forgiveness can be a very difficult thing to do. Check out my guest post at Steve Aitchison’s awesome blog, Change your Thoughts!


Enduring the Unendurable

Posted on Aug 29, 2011 under Adversity & Challenge , Heart , Personal Development

Have you ever felt sucker-punched by life? Have you felt like you were at your rope’s end? When we find ourselves buried under the weight of trial and despair, we are confronted with two mutually exclusive choices: 1) Lie down, and accept your fate, or 2) Scramble to your feet the best you can, stand as tall as you’re able, look your trial in the eyes and persevere. Come discover 5 ways you too can persevere in the face of your challenges and even become better for having endured.


10 Essential Character Traits for a Happy Life

Posted on Aug 25, 2011 under Character & Values , Happiness

When nothing stands between you and the mirror of life, you will recognize the importance of four basic components of life: 1) Your thoughts, 2) Your beliefs, 3) Your relationships and experiences, and 4) Your character. Each is crucial to your happiness. Corrupt any one of the four components and your happiness will be compromised. Period. End of story. This post explores the importance of character to a happy life.


Live instead of Die

Posted on Aug 20, 2011 under Guest Post , Personal Development

Are you fully living life? Are you truly alive? If you’re not, you know what I’m talking about. There is a part of you that does not feel fully awake, that is shrinking little by little or is hiding or perhaps dying inside you. But be assured, there is more happiness, greater joy, the possibility of deep and rewarding growth and a more abundant life waiting for you. Come see how to climb instead of sit, laugh instead of cry, rise instead of shrink and live instead of die.


Quotable Notables on Happiness, Part II

Posted on Aug 15, 2011 under Happiness

Thanks all for the emails alerting me of the problem with the comments. Problem fixed! This is the 2nd Edition of Quotable Notables on Happiness. I invite you to read, ponder and apply what you find here. It will make a difference to your happiness. And follow the links to some amazing sites whose authors and creators are engaged in producing some amazing work!


Check out my Guest Post at Unlock The Door!

Posted on Aug 13, 2011 under Guest Post

Stuart Mills of Unlock The Door: “providing the keys to unlocking your life,” has posted an article I wrote as a guest post at his amazing site. Come check it out!


Quotable Notables from the Blogosphere on Happiness

Posted on Aug 5, 2011 under Happiness

Welcome to my first post in a 3-post series that will now be a regular feature here at M2bH. We bloggers like to quote people like Abraham Lincoln and Gandhi for their wisdom and eloquence. But I’ve found many “ordinary” bloggers to be incredibly wise and eloquent too. I use their quotes as springboards into the topic, in this series, on happiness.


10 Ways to Act Yourself Happy

Posted on Aug 2, 2011 under Happiness

Inaction is one of the universal anti-principles to living – it produces apathy and boredom, laziness, anxiety, ill health and depression. Happiness, on the other hand, requires action. We must do certain things. And as we do them consistently, over time, we reap the benefits of a happier life. Action takes effort. Doing requires determination and desire. But doing can also lead to being.


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