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#280 – “Look into the mirror and say I love you, I really love you.” Christiane Northrup

According to Ms. Northrup, if you do this for 30 days, it will change your life.  She also says, when you are having a problem, she believes in saying this prayer, “I can’t do this on my own, You take … Continue reading

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#279 – Let it go

What I have discovered is that strange as it seems, the more I let go of things I cannot change, the better they seem to turn out.   If nothing else, I feel better. Check out my e-book, Evaleen From Rags … Continue reading

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278 – “When you learn to accept instead of expect, you’ll have fewer disappointments.” ~Unknown

To expect loved ones or friends to act in a certain way is to become frustrated and hurt.  Give yourself the gift of peace of mind by accepting them as they are, warts and all, and then turning it over … Continue reading

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#277 – Rewire your brain by recalling 3 things you are grateful for. Author unknown.

Interesting how much harder we are on ourselves with our negative thinking and self criticism than anybody else could ever be.  It helps me to come up with a positive phrase such as,  “I am healthy, I am happy, I … Continue reading

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#276 – I have never done anything well that I didn’t have fun doing. Joe Maddon, Chicago Cubs manager

He also believes the more freedom you give the players, the more discipline and respect you get in return.  It must be working because the Chicago Cubs won the World Series last year. Evaleen From Rags to Riches:  http://tinyurl.com/a5zvzpx – … Continue reading

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#275 – Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way. Viktor E. Frankl

Frankl, a victim of the holocaust, whose wife was killed, chose to remember her love and let that be his guiding light and strength rather than to let himself be filled with hate.  Like Frankl, we are all in charge … Continue reading

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#274 – Today, I will let myself enjoy what is good and be happy.

You don’t have to wreck a good day or good feelings. You don’t have to let others spoil your day either. You can choose to be happy today. You are in charge of you. Check out my e-book, Evaleen From … Continue reading

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#273 -Buy wonderful companies at wonderful prices and hold them forever. – Warren Buffett’s Golden Rule for Investing in the stock market

One of his rules is to buy stock in companies that he personally understands and to keep the stock for a long time. “Time is the friend of the wonderful company,” he has often said. Also important to learn about … Continue reading

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#272 -How You Address Yourself Has an Enormous Affect on Your Success. Psychology Today May/June 2015

In a series of ground breaking experiments Ethan Kross, Nobel Prize winner, discovered that how people conduct their inner monologues has an enormous effect on their success in life. According to Kross, by addressing yourself by your name instead of … Continue reading

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#271 – Never let what anyone says distract you from your goals. Michelle Obama

“One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals. And so when I hear about negative and false attacks, I really … Continue reading

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#270 – Trade your expectation for appreciation and your whole world changes. Tony Robbins

Such a small thing to do for such a big outcome.

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#269 – You don’t have to forget to forgive.

Forgiving someone is your gift to you, a way of freeing your mind. Charlotte Parker – Forty Niner http://tinyurl.com/8rjdma2

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#268 – Look to this day! For it is Life, the very Life of Life: From the Sanskrit Salutation of the Dawn

Live in the present and find what you can enjoy there. Let today be the focus of your life. Try not to torment yourself with past mistakes or future worries. Allow yourself to look at your life with wonder instead … Continue reading

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#267 – “No matter what the situation is, all will be well.” Oprah

Or as she says, “this too shall pass.” She says these words give her comfort. They give me comfort too and I hope they do the same for you.

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#266 – To set a boundary, use the following words in order: When you, I feel, and these are the consequences if you refuse to comply. Human beings can be difficult and sometimes you have to stand up for yourself. … Continue reading

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#265 – Happiness is Two Kinds of Ice Cream: From: Happiness by Lea Salonga

Happiness can always be found in the small things that surround us every single day if we simply pay attention. Read my book, Evaleen from Rags to Riches and find out how Evaleen discovers the true key to happiness. It’s … Continue reading

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#264 – Yes, not right now, and I have something better for you. Kerry Washington

When Kerry Washington, well known actress, prays for something, she says she always receives one of three answers. Evaleen From Rags to Riches: http://tinyurl.com/a5zvzpx

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#263 – Forgiveness is the key to happiness. From: The Course of Miracles

Forgiving someone who has harmed you is not for their sake, but for your own peace of mind. When you refuse to forgive someone who has hurt you, you literally keep the hurt alive. Try coming up with a positive … Continue reading

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#262 – Take a few moments to become silent and listen for directions from your higher self. From: Your Sacred Self: Making the Decision to be Free by Wayne Dyer

Sometimes it’s a good idea to simply stop, become quiet and listen to what’s going on inside of you. Are you happy? Are you sad? Are you irritated? What’s cluttering up your mind right now and what might you think … Continue reading

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#261 -Practice the discipline of gratitude: Henri Nouwen

Hillary Clinton said this is her favorite quote of all time. “Regardless of how hard the day is, how difficult the decisions are, be grateful,” she said. “Be grateful that you have to reach out, be grateful for your critics, … Continue reading

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#260 -Let the power come. From: In Love With the Mystery by Ann Mortifee.

“Let ecstasy erupt. Allow your heart to expand and overflow with adoration for this magnificent creation and for the love, wisdom, and power that birthed it all. Rapture is needed now – rapture, reverence and grace.” In the book, What … Continue reading

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#260 – Stop Letting People Who Do So Little For You Control Your Mind. Will Smith

It helps me to say the serenity prayer when this happens to me. It goes like this. “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change (other people), the courage to change the things I can (myself) … Continue reading

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#259 – Treat yourself like you would want others to treat you.

It’s so easy to be self critical.  How about some positive thinking on your own behalf? What is it you like about yourself, how you look, what  makes you proud to be you and why would somebody be happy to … Continue reading

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#258 – If you don’t value yourself, people will take advantage of you – From t.v. show “Mom.”

When I heard this, I finally understood what happens when we don’t treat ourselves well.   We must learn to care for ourselves as well as we care for others as in love your neighbor as yourself.

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#257 – Something to do, Someone to Love and Something to Look Forward To.

A prescription for a happy life.   Simple and true.

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#256 – Be present and be grateful – Gwen Stefani

This helps me to remember to be present and to be grateful for what is rather than to spend precious time worrying about circumstances and people I can do nothing about. Running Away to Santa Fe: – http://tinyurl.com/856ksgv     … Continue reading

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#255 – “What other people think of me is none of my business.” ~Wayne Dyer

When someone says something hurtful to you and you obsess about it, the sooner you  stop giving that person free rent in your head, the happier you will be.  Come up with something positive to say to yourself when you … Continue reading

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#254 – This too shall pass.

Everything is changing all the time.  Nothing stays the same and is always changing for the good and for the bad. How you deal with the constant change is the difference between success and failure. Check out my book about … Continue reading

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#253 – The ability to grow is directly related to the amount of insecurity you can take in your life. Caitlyn Jenner

It’s okay to be scared and insecure and afraid that you will be laughed at or nobody will take you seriously, just don’t let that stop you. Check out my book, Evaleen – From Rags to Riches and read about … Continue reading

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#252 – “If you express yourself too much, you’re considered weak.” ― Sylvester Stallone

Something to consider when you have the urge to blurt out your truth to just anybody. Check out my e-book, Evaleen from Rags To Riches about someone who learns to control her emotions and her words on her path to … Continue reading

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#251 – I realized that if I wanted to keep my sanity and not let others define me, there was only one thing I could do and that was to have faith in God’s plan for me.” Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama reminds us to be true to ourselves and not listen to criticism from others..
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#250 – “Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.” ― Eckhart Tolle

Abundance can be in relationships, financial, productivity, spiritual, on and on.  We all have so much more than we know.      

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#249 – To have loved and to be loved and to be a sentient being is most important in life. Oliver Sacks.

He also stated that his three greatest challenges in his life were bonding, belonging and believing. He is currently fighting a battle with liver cancer and according to an essay he wrote in the New York Times, has only months … Continue reading

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#248 – Whatever is going on in your life, don’t give up because the finish line is a great place to be.” Rebekah Gregory

Never, ever, ever, give up. Continue reading

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#247 – Leave God a little room to come through.” Quincy Jones

When Quincy Jones is putting together a song, he leaves 20 to 30 pecent for inspiration.   This basically means, think hard, do everything you can think of to do, then basically relax and think about something else. That’s often … Continue reading

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#246 – On the worst days of our lives, there is also something to enjoy.

Proust writes in Swann’s Way about the day Swann’s beloved wife died and how shocked he is to discover himself enjoying the beautiful spring day.   Such is life.

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#245 – Mental strength and a positive attitude are vital to success. Stephen Madden

Mental strength is as important as a positive attitude. It takes mental strength to keep from cracking under pressure. This comes from a course taught by former Navy seal, Commander Mark Divine.  He also includes self awareness and compassion for … Continue reading

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#244 – “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

Try something new today to shake you out of your rut. Doesn’t have to be big, just something different from your usual routine, something that takes a little courage. Check out my brand new short story, Dreams Come Due on … Continue reading

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#243 – “Perfect is the enemy of the good.” Voltaire

Increasing your effort to be perfect often results in diminishing returns.  So take it easy on yourself. Do your best and then let it go. Running Away to Santa Fe: – http://tinyurl.com/856ksgv – the story of an angry housewife who decides … Continue reading

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#242 – “You become the average of the five people you spend your time with.” Jim Rohn

Enough said. Check out my book, Charlotte Parker  – Forty Niner  http://tinyurl.com/8rjdma2 On the cover is my hard working grandmother who ran a boarding house.

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#241 – Accepting, allowing, and interacting with your life as though it is exactly as it should be, without making yourself wrong (or right) for what you discover is the way to Self-Realization.” ~Ariel Kane

When you’re confused about what to do next, fully surrendering to the possibilities will help you see a clear path ahead.   Probably best said that if you don’t know what to do, do nothing, but if you do know … Continue reading

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#240 – Don’t let negative and toxic people rent space in your head. Ann Landers

“Raise the rent and kick them out,” she also said.  Toxic people can do a lot of damage to your self esteem if you let them.   Check out my e-book about a woman who struggles with her self esteem … Continue reading

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#239 – Believing that you are enough is what gives you the courage to be authentic, vulnerable and imperfect. Brene Brown

Belonging starts with self acceptance.  The more you are comfortable with who you are, the less likely you will feel the need to impress others. Check out my e-book, Charlotte Parker – Forty Niner at:  http://tinyurl.com/8rjdma2

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#238 – “Resentment marks the place where I see myself as a victim.” Courage to Change

Let your resentments go because they cost you too much in self esteem.  Instead of obsessing about or trying to change someone, concentrate on yourself and what you need to change.  Pray also that the person in question be given … Continue reading

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#237 – Questions to ask yourself for a personal mission statement: New York Times, Science Section 1/6/2015

How do you want to be remembered? How do you want people to describe you? Who do you want to be? Who or what matters most to you? What are your deepest values? How would you define success in your … Continue reading

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#236 – Don’t let your emotions rule you.

Never let them see you sweat. It seems to me that the people who succeed in a big way, are able to remain calm, cool and utterly themselves, at least outwardly.  I was reminded of this when watching Carrie Underwood … Continue reading

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#235 – It’s not enough to imagine success; you must also see the barriers. Gabrielle Oettingen

In her book, Rethinking Positive Thinking, she suggests something she calls mental contrast whereby you imagine success but also imagine several of your own behaviours that could keep you from succeeding.  What she discovered was that the students who did … Continue reading

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#234 – Stop hoping that other people will change. Courage to Change

Resentments of others makes you feel like a victim and costs you self esteem.  Instead of focusing on others whom you can do nothing about, change your own thinking.  It helps to have a few positive thinking mantras such as, … Continue reading

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#233 – “Work hard, be kind and amazing things will happen.” Conon O’Brien.

Simply put, do your best and don’t worry about the outcome. Read my latest e-book:  Charlotte Parker – 49er.  I think you’ll enjoy it.  http://tinyurl.com/8rjdma2

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#229 – “Gratitude listing “rewires your brain, allowing it to actually work more optimistically and more successfully” Shawn Achor

Gratitude listing is a simple five-minute habit anyone can adopt that can make you a happier person. and happier people attract the best of everything life has to offer.   Listing five things you are grateful for every morning before … Continue reading

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#232 – Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” ~Winston Churchill

Add to that another old saying, “Winners never quit and quitters never win.” What’s so interesting to me, is often winners I have known are not aware when they have succeeded because they are so busy plugging along, simply doing … Continue reading

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#231 – If you want to keep a relationship going, you have to put the energy in.

This is from my husband who has a lot of friends and this why.  He puts in the energy.  His grandfather was the same way and also had a lot of friends.   It’s easy not to and most people … Continue reading

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