Goodbye 2016, Welcome 2017!

Happy New Year! A new year deserves a proper welcome and the old one warrants a proper goodbye. Aside from the usual resolutions and wild parties, have you given thought to new traditions you’…

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Destroy Your Beliefs And Create New Ones For Yourself.

Great explanation on where limiting belief structures come from and how to examine them to make sure a belief is in line with our core values. Thanks DougDoesLife.com!

Doug Does Life

If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you.~Jesus Christ

Why Do You Think That?

Monkey see, monkey do... Monkey see, monkey do…

We all hold on to beliefs that may not serve us anymore. These long held beliefs may not even be true for us now, or we might even hold beliefs that are contradictions.

This leads to confusion, doubt and the ability to lead a life that is in line with our actual core truths.

Where do these beliefs come from and why do we keep them? Many of them were programmed into us when we were children.

We believed what our parents and other authority figures told us without question. Their beliefs became our unconscious beliefs.

These are usually the most difficult ones to recognize and…

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Being Creative Outside of Work Makes You Better at Your Job

I know my outside writing interests have greatly shaped me into a better employee. As creative people, are you finding that your creative pursuits makes you better at your job?

TIME

Have a creative outlet has long been considered good for your well-being, but a new study suggests it will help you be better at your job.

Researchers from San Francisco State University surveyed 341 employees about their creative activities, including what they do during downtime, how creative they are at work and how well they supported their employer and co-workers.

The researchers let the interviewees determine for themselves what “creative activities” meant — and the results spanned from writing to video games. Originally, the researchers wanted to know if having a creative outlet impacted a worker’s performance by allowing them to detach and recover from a stressful work day. But they realized it wasn’t so simple because it’s hard draw to a line between career and hobby for some people. For example, a wedding photographer by trade may take pictures of landscapes in their free time. The work is still…

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Bohemian Decor From Etsy

Here’s a list of curated Bohemian accessories for the home, from the folks at Etsy.com.

Image courtesy of https://www.etsy.com/listing/128342407/. Abalone bowl – 4 to 5 inches, $7

Image courtesy of https://www.etsy.com/listing/176573580/modern-antler-art-print-teal-gold-yellow. Various sizes, 8 x 10 $38. For those who love antlers, but hate the cruelty towards animals.

Image courtesy of https://www.etsy.com/listing/164866735/. Throw pillow, 20×20, $43

Image courtesy of https://www.etsy.com/listing/124619228/gypsy-girl-stretched-canvas-print-large. Reminiscent of the prints my parents had in their own home during the 1970s.

~Your Curator of all Things Beautiful, Kimberly Jo Cooley

 

The Happy Factor

Image courtesy of Thanamat, published on 08 October 2012 Stock Image - image ID: 100105664

Image courtesy of Thanamat, published on 08 October 2012 Stock Image – image ID: 100105664

Chances are, you’ve heard Pharrell Williams “Happy” song one, two, or 100 times and either love or hate the song. It seems an equal amount of people who love or loathe the song and I can’t help but wonder if it’s just more than the song being played over and over or if there’s an underlying consciousness that is driving some people to feel a certain way towards the entire subject of the condition called happiness.

Pharrell sat down on Oprah Prime on the OWN Network for an interview on Sunday, April 14, 2014. He was moved to tears over how his song had touched many people, and it gave me goose bumps. He loves what he does, making music that not only moves him, but moves others, too. He is a shining example of happiness.

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Constance Arnold had author, Jonathan Robinson on her show, titled, “Finding Happiness” (iTunes air date Friday, April 11, 2014). Jonathan wrote “Find Happiness Now: 50 Shortcuts for Bringing More Love, Balance and Joy Into Your Life,” discussed ways to get happy in your individual life right now. He has researched the top methods for individuals finding happiness modalities. He suggest making a list of things you enjoy doing and then calculate how many hours are they spending each month on things they love and hate to do. By employing just a couple of minutes per day towards what and who we love will begin to shift us towards a higher level happy consciousness.

Happiness raises a person’s vibrational energy, and higher level feelings, such as love, feeling prosperous and abundance hangs out in higher vibrational energies. To be happy, is to be thankful and grateful for what you have now. When you can be happy in any circumstance and condition, you are more aligned and in a place of allowing more happy things to easily come your way.

Hanging out in lower vibrational energies, such as in envy, shame, guilt, defeat, rejection, and depression, makes it more difficult to be in a place of allowing things to unfold. When you’re depressed and busy trying to survive, you are likely not in a place of allowing. In low vibe frequencies, people tend to try and control what’s outside of them and feeling a sense of failure when they find that outside forces are out of their control and people are constantly letting them down. It becomes a vicious cycle of trying to dump more and more into feeling better from the outside in, instead of from the inside out.

When you’re happy, you don’t try to control things outside of you – you simply adjust your internal barometer to what you energetically need. Life is an ebb and flow of energies, and they are not defined as good or bad. Too much high flying energy can have you feeling breathless and unable to catch up with even the best of life and too low vibes can have you out of alignment as well.

Many people can’t stand happy songs or people they feel are too “chipper.” They liken these songs and people to being “fake.” Upbeat people genuinely feel happy and invest in cultivating more happiness into their lives. Cynics don’t wear their happiness outwardly and tend to cultivate more experiences solidifying that outward expressions of happiness are fake, while brooding and complaining is being “real.”

For those who don’t like the “Happy” song or understand why people do like it, I am curious as to why. If it is genuinely for taste reasons, I’d like to know that, too. But, I have a feeling it goes a lot deeper than a Top 40 hit being overplayed – I think it represents the belief many of us hold that no one can really be that happy. Well, Pharrell is showing us that we really can be that happy :-).

~Your Curator of all things Inspirational, Kimberly Jo Cooley