Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
12 Promises You Should Make to Yourself and Keep Forever

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  1. “I will not hold the past against myself.” – Your problems, your weaknesses, setbacks, regrets and mistakes teach you if you’re willing to learn, or they will punish you if you’re not.   So let them teach you, every day.  Take everything as a lesson learned.  If you regret some of the decisions you have made in the past, stop being so hard on yourself.  At that time, you did your best with the knowledge you had.  At that time, you did your best with the experience you had.  Your decisions were made with a younger mind.  If you were to make these decisions with the wisdom you have today, you would choose differently.  So give yourself a break.  Time and experience has a wonderful way of helping us grow and learn to make better choices today, for ourselves and those we care for.
  2. “I will own my life and never deny responsibility for it.” – Through the grapevine, you may have learned that you should blame your parents, your teachers, your mentors, the education system, the government, etc., but never to blame yourself.  Right?  It’s never, ever your fault… WRONG!  It’s always your fault, because if you want to change, if you want to let go and move on with your life, you’re the only person who can make it happen.  It’s YOUR move to make.  It’s YOUR responsibility.  Own it!
  3. “I will speak kindly and consciously to myself.” – Wait, what did you just say to yourself?  Were they the inspiring, encouraging words you would speak to a friend?  Or were they the belittling remarks you might shout to an enemy if you had no heart.  Or the negative assessments about life you would utter if you had no faith?  All day long we speak silently to ourselves, and a part of us believes every word.  So stay mindful, and ask yourself, “If I had a friend who always spoke to me in the same way that I am speaking to myself right now, how long would I allow that person to be my friend?” 
  4. “I will listen to what my heart and soul is telling me.” – When something feels right, that means it is right for you (at least it is worth looking into).  And if you genuinely feel deep down that something is wrong, it probably is.  Pay attention to your authentic feelings, and follow where they lead.  When you’re following your inner voice, doors tend to eventually open for you, even if they mostly slam at first.
  5. “I will live a life that feels right to me, not one that looks right to others.” – Give yourself permission to follow the path that makes YOU happy.  And realize that some people in your life will refuse to walk beside you as you embark on this journey; they simply won’t approve no matter what you say, and that’s OK.  Sometimes when you commit yourself to creating your own happiness, it clashes with the perceptions of others.  Sometimes when you gain something great, you have to let go of something else.  And sometimes this ‘something else’ is a relationship that only wants you to do what they want you to do.

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014
How to Make a Long Distance Relationship Work

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Tough, Not Impossible

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There is no denying that long distance relationships are tough. In spite of that, people make them work every day. Read on through our guide to managing your distance relationship for some great tips on making it work.

Communication is Key 

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Phone calls and video chat apps such as Skype and the iPhone’s FaceTime are key to maintaining healthy long distance relationships. Both partners should get a laptop, tablet, or smartphone to keep regular visual contact with each other.

Trust Each Other

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This may seem like a no-brainer, but avoiding jealousy in a long distance relationship is very important. After all, it’s impossible to know who your significant other is hanging out with at any given time. As tough as it may be, you have to be supportive of your partner’s social relationships; they can’t become a shut in just because you can’t go out together.

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
20 Things that Belong On Everyone’s TO-DON’T List

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  1. Don’t be lazy. – The world doesn’t owe you anything; you owe the world something.  So stop daydreaming and start DOING.  Develop a backbone, not a wishbone.  Replace laziness with determination.  Laziness is being unable to find the time you have.  Determination is being able to find the time you don’t have.
  2. Don’t cower from life’s necessary challenges. – We work hard to discard the parts of our lives that were painful, difficult, or sad.  But just as we can’t rip chapters out of a book and expect the story to still make sense, we cannot rip past chapters out of our lives and expect our lives to still make sense.  Keep every chapter of your life intact, and keep on turning the pages one at a time.  Sooner or later you’ll get to a page that brings it all together, and you’ll suddenly understand why every page and chapter before it was needed.
  3. Don’t just take the default path. – Be a voice, not an echo.  Speak your truth, even if your voice shakes.  Find the courage to bring your ideas and dreams to life.  Don’t compare your progress with that of others.  We all need our own time to travel our own distance.  It’s perfectly OK to be different.
  4. Don’t wait for the perfect time. – There’s never really a right time for anything in life.  There’s always going to be something in the way, someone coming to visit, someone leaving soon, the time of the year, the weather, the money, your mother, your brother, etc.  Whatever it is, there will always be something or someone whispering, “Now is not the right time.”  Do it anyway.  Don’t wait for the perfect time; it doesn’t exist.
  5. Don’t put on a mask. – You can’t let people scare you.  You can’t go your whole life trying to please everyone else.  You can’t go through life worried about what everyone else is going to think.  Whether it’s your hair, your clothes, what you have to say, how you feel, what you believe, or what you have…  You can’t let the judgment of others stop you from being YOU.  Because if you do, you’re no longer YOU.  You’re just someone everyone else wants you to be.
  6. Don’t hide your humanness. – Sometimes you have to deal with issues and show others your awkward, uncomfortable side.  It’s perfectly okay – it’s a natural part of being human.  And the good news is that these tough moments will often show you who will accept you at your worst and who won’t.
  7. Don’t make everything seem like a chore. – Life is a privilege; act like it.  Instead of feeling like you “have to” do so much, incredible shifts in energy levels, happiness, and effectiveness can happen when we focus on the fact that we ”get to” do all of these things in our lives.
  8. Don’t try to conquer everything in a single leap. – Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back everything is different?  Remember, the journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.  So just take one tiny step today.  You won’t regret it.
  9. Don’t focus on past problems. – Never let the ghosts you knew in the past overcrowd the possibilities of the present or have you over-complicating everything in the future.  In life, the test often comes first, before the lesson.  Take a deep breath and think… Your past was never a mistake if you learned from it.
  10. Don’t think about what could have been. – Chances are if it should have been, it wouldn’t have been.  So say it out loud:  “There was another life that I might have had, but I am having this one.”

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014
30 Of The Coolest Business Cards Ever Made

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A cosmetic surgeon’s boobie pop-up card. 

Yoga trainer business cards.

The incredibly useful cheese grater business card.

A perforated divorce attorney business card. It’s actually 2 cards in one.

A tiny yoga mat business card.

Fitness trainers “tear off the belly so it fits in your wallet” card.

Designer’s plant in your pocket card. Drop in some seeds and follow the instructions on the back.

A circumciser’s cheeky business card.

A photographer’s viewfinder business card.

A dentist’s “fix the cavity” card. 

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014
30 Of The Coolest Business Cards Ever Made

beben-eleben:

A cosmetic surgeon’s boobie pop-up card. 

Yoga trainer business cards.

The incredibly useful cheese grater business card.

A perforated divorce attorney business card. It’s actually 2 cards in one.

A tiny yoga mat business card.

Fitness trainers “tear off the belly so it fits in your wallet” card.

Designer’s plant in your pocket card. Drop in some seeds and follow the instructions on the back.

A circumciser’s cheeky business card.

A photographer’s viewfinder business card.

A dentist’s “fix the cavity” card. 

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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