Self Improvement

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Clear Written Communication

Written communication can be tricky. Learning what kind of voice you have and then creating the one you want can often take time and effort. The words you choose, the way you choose to put those words together, and the way your sentences fit within your paragraphs, all leaves a unique written fingerprint. Continue reading

7 Places Online to Look for Scholarships and Grants

I have been searching the web for resources that might help in this way. Included below are a list of links that might help you find a scholarship or grant that is right for you. Continue reading

My 10 Rules for 2015

New Year’s Resolutions are SO easy to break that I stopped making them ages ago. Last year I simply set a goal list for the year and I accomplished 8 out of 10 items. I’m thrilled with that.

This year I set a goal list again, but I’m also setting up a list of rules for my life in 2015. I’m going to print them out and place them on a wall near where I sit to remind me when I’m struggling. I’m going to make them into a picture to put on the background of my computer. I’m going to read them every day at first and then at least once a week later on, to keep myself on track with the changes I need to make. Continue reading

Change Begins Here

I woke up this morning thinking about change. Thinking about how we begin to change our world, one person at a time. That’s exactly it. We create change one person at a time, one action at a time, one THOUGHT at a time. Continue reading

Appreciate Your Moments

Looking back I wish I had experienced more and reacted less. I wish I had laughed more and yelled less. I wish I could have seen through more experienced eyes. How many times have I over-reacted when I could have been enjoying a fleeting moment that I’ve now missed out on? Continue reading

Worrying Myself Sick

My instinct was to move, run, get away from it, but I couldn’t. I had to wait, be patient, and let life run it’s course. I fell back into my worrying habit and of course I began to get ill once more. I lost weight again, my body became ill, and I struggled. Continue reading

I Carry a Flashlight

There isn’t always a rainbow in the storm but you can always close your eyes and see one in your mind to create a smile. There isn’t always a silver lining but you can always sew one in. Life doesn’t always smell like a bed of roses, unless of course you plant one right outside your door. Continue reading

Changing Our Vocabulary

Instead of saying “There will never be anything good in my hopeless, miserable life”, you could say “Right now my life feels empty”. If you are really brave you could try “Right now my life feels empty, but I’m seeking to create a change.” Instead of saying “I’m fat and useless”, you could try “I’m … Continue reading

Focus on the Positive

Moments of Madness Life is made up of little moments. Not all of them are good and not all are bad. As human beings we often get stuck on the negative moments. They run through our minds like a broken record. They replay over and over like a film with no end. They take over … Continue reading

I’ll Never Be

She sat staring out the window of her little one bedroom apartment, watching the happy people in the park across the street. She smiled as she watched a couple, holding hands, walking down the sidewalk, laughing. The smile dissipated and her face turned somber as a voice in her mind said “I’ll never be that … Continue reading