Make This Next Year A Better One

I’m here to help you make this next year a better one. That’s right, Cynthia Ann Leighton here with a plan for you. It’s inside you! It’s about nurturing and self-care. About you! Because when you fail to plan, you plan to fail – and that’s how a lot of people go through their lives.…

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Now? Be Curious!

Being curious can help guide you to new ways of applying what you’re already doing. Excerpt from my ebook Be Curious: A Tool For Personal Growth:  “there are patterns and habits that are going on in your life. And you can use those as you add new things in. You can use your existing good habits,…

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Grateful For The Gift Of Gratitude

How do you give yourself the gift of gratitude? I’m grateful for the gift of gratitude. And I guess I’d like to share that with you today. Maybe empower you to share that with others in your life! How does one give the gift of gratitude? To yourself? To others? These are serious questions. Because…

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Grateful For Happiness

What does the word “happiness” mean for you? Is it an experience you’re having right now? Or is happiness something elusive that you find yourself wishing for? What happens when you are happy? Do you take it for granted? Do you notice what it was that led to your happiness? I’ve found it’s not necessarily…

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Gratitude Delivers Results Into Your Life

People are what life is about! That’s why gratitude for people in your life helps you build a better life. Gratitude gives you a passion, a curiosity about people. About their interests. And your interests. And where there’s an intersection. Where you know that there’s a commonality – Gratitude is something that delivers results to…

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Little Things Help In Personal Growth

One little thing that I find helpful is to recognize that I do have lots of interests and abilities. On hard days, I may forget that! But I can investigate. To remember! Here’s one way that’s helpful. Do a little walk-through of your day yesterday. Considering what you’re happy was part of your day yesterday.…

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Letting Go Of Worries Now

Solution to your worries: for myself, I’ve often found eating dark chocolate to be useful! Your worries let you know something’s up. Worry alerts you that your brain believes there’s something important happening. Many worries are productive because they get you to take action. Your action changes your situation. Often that puts your worry to rest. When you’re having…

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Help Someone Now

What have you learned from life? Take it deeper by helping someone else now by using what you’ve learned! As I said a few years ago in a book I wrote: “When we teach, we’re helping people.  And when we help people, we’re looking at the problem not just from the perspective of us being stuck…

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How To Grow Into A New You

Acceptance helps me reach for what’s next. Because accepting what is, helps me grow beyond it. And that’s where to begin to look for how to grow into a new you! A lot of times the reason we can solve a problem is because we’ve been there.  We know how hard it was. And now we…

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Steps To Give You The Present Moment Back

How to live in the present moment? Take a step now! Take little tiny steps to give you the present moment back. Or for the first time if you feel it’s missing in your life. I’ve learned to live in the present moment. And I’ve learned that the small actions that I take in the…

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