Change your mindset and your whole world changes

Change your mindset and your whole world changes

“Everything begins from the mind, including change. So, if you want to alter your life, you have to start with your mindset.” – Alexi Weaver  This was my daily quote for May 8th – in short, change your mindset and change yourself. The topic was somewhat amusing to me – especially given a conversation I experienced this weekend. My wife told me that over the last few days, I had been incredibly negative. Regardless of what I thought was coming…

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Confidence comes from simply being proud of yourself

Confidence comes from simply being proud of yourself

“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” – Lucille Ball Has there ever been a time in your life when you found yourself stepping out of your comfort zone and wondering, do I have the confidence to do this? That feeling of inadequacy causes us to feel physically ill, concocting a million excuses to avoid something new, while our self-esteem spirals further and further towards…

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Laugh when you can – it truly is the best medicine in life

Laugh when you can – it truly is the best medicine in life

“I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it’s the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It’s probably the most important thing in a person.” ― Audrey Hepburn My grandfather was a quiet, intellectual and reserved man. At family gatherings, he often sat silently in the background – listening to the endless stream of chatter and laughter coming from every direction. Note: when a bunch of Italians get together, we typically use our…

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Being honest with yourself leads you down a path of normalcy

Being honest with yourself leads you down a path of normalcy

“I’d rather be honest and authentic and disappoint some people than to exhaust myself trying to keep up the façade of perfection.” – Crystal Paine Have you ever pondered the question what is a normal life? It’s a question that requires you being completely honest with yourself. I sure have. I feel like I’ve been searching for it most of my life, and yet it always seems to escape me. I look at other people around me and their lives seem so, well, normal. Yes,…

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Manners are your way of showing respect for someone

Manners are your way of showing respect for someone

“Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter which fork you use.” – Emily Post
 Manners are the way people conduct themselves – their behavior towards others. Here’s an example of what I’m talking about. I once was acquainted with someone who made spending time together more of a chore than a pleasure. You’d call on a Monday, ask about seeing each other for dinner on a…

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