This will show you how to move forward under stress

Quick exercise today! Encourage yourself to release stress this easy way: First, observe yourself breathe in and out once. Next, command control of one breath by slowing it down. That’s right, slowly breathe in. Then hold your breath briefly before slowly letting it out. Then hold that outbreath for a moment. Now repeat with this…

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Imagination Sparks Significant Achievement AND Nurtures You

Significant achievement’s bumpy! As a kid, I had training wheels on my bicycle. But I stopped tipping side to side when I got rid of those training wheels. When I try to break big dreams into doable chunks, I engage my imagination. I allow sparks to fly! I seek excellence. Yet I start new things…

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Nurturing Yourself By Gaining New Skills

I’ve been working on learning a new skill! Today I feel like I got it. Here’s how… I took a big leap forward by allowing myself to focus tightly on that critical skill I want and need. I did it by letting other stuff be on the back burner so to speak, on hold pending the…

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Getting Started By Preparing Myself to be Ready to Start

Preparing me helps me start. Oh, I make mistakes. Here’s the thing: I start! I aim to be kind and compassionate to me in preparing myself to be ready to start. I pick the little things that fit me for today. I allow myself to take good care of me. That helps me with making…

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How to reignite your passion to choose to create your best future possible

I’m building the life I want. If I lived my life over again, I’d like to be doing what I’m doing now, sooner. Health challenges put me at restart. It’s an opportunity to keep what matters to me, grow that, and build in what I really want as I slowly heal. For example, long ago I…

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Nurturing Yourself Works Long Term

Are you a bit of a self growth junkie? If so, congrats! You’ve found, as I have, that nurturing yourself works long term. When adversity hits, personal growth lifts you up. When prosperity cycles in, you’re ready to keep on growing. Human life includes phases where there’s more growth possible. Growth spurts exactly like earth’s…

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Positivity! Secret Weapon Starting Business Online

I got a compliment today: “You’ve got a positive attitude. I really need that.” Indeed, I’ve found that positivity is a secret weapon starting business online, growing myself, getting through daily bumps.   Yes, I do lift myself up. Repeatedly. Like eating, sleeping, and moving, lifting myself up is a daily thing I do.  …

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What To Do To Get What You Want

Nurturing yourself is about the basics. But it’s also about your deepest desires. Taking care of you includes asking good questions. Such as: What do you want? Recognizing what you want gives you the steps of what to do for it. For me, I want to help people by having an online business. So, yes,…

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Cynthia Ann Leighton: Practicing!

I help out with the 6th to 12th graders in my community – our Youth Ministry that takes place every week – I find that satisfying. It’s great being with the young people with their energy and all the different moods that they go through. And how easy it is to have a short conversation…

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Cynthia Ann Leighton: Encouraging You!

Hello, Cynthia Ann Leighton here. I give the example of babies sometimes. Because that’s a time when there’s lots of people encouraging! When a baby’s learning to stand up, even to sit up, it’s a celebration for the people around. When baby learns to take a step, and falls down? There’s encouragement given from all…

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