My Year To Thrive

"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style." ~Maya Angelou


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Small Habits Make Big Changes

“What if someone told you to floss only one tooth everyday? Or start the new year, not with grand resolutions, but with a simple challenge?”
~BJ Fogg, “Forget Big Change, Start with a Tiny Habit”

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Okay, this video was not just smart & insightful, it was entertaining. As I’m sure you gleaned from the title, Mr. Fogg advocates making small changes over time if you want to make a big change. He believes you are more likely to stick with a habit you can perform quickly & easily, than some lofty goal that can be onerous & discouraging. From there you build on those small changes until the big change sneaks up on you, already a habit. Continue reading


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Skeletor Inspires Us to Conquer Negative Thought Patterns

Skeletor has the right idea!

Skeletor is Love added a new photo: “September 27, 2013”

Short & sweet today because I was gone most of the day & now that I’m home I can’t keep my eyes open. I am having allergy tests done Friday, so I am off all my allergy meds for the week.  This is not my happy place, especially during early fall.

I have chosen three articles on changing negative patterns in your life to complement the pic.  You may click them at your leisure.  At this point I have only been able to skim them, so hopefully none of them advocate ritual sacrifice in the fine print. Continue reading


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Try Something New for Thirty Day | Ted Talks

“The next 30 days are going to pass whether you like it or not, so why not think about something you have always wanted to try and give it a shot for the next 30 days?”
~Matt Cutts,
Matt Cutts: Try something new for 30 days

I talk a lot about habit building & routines.  Probably because I’m not good at them, so I am always building & rebuilding, creating new schemes.  Well, it’s that time again.

To that end I have been doing some researching.  I’ve watched a few videos on the topic.  There is so much good information on the topic, I’ve decided instead of trying to cram it into one article I’m going to spread it out over the week. Continue reading