Think ‘Bout It

Think ‘Bout It

Life Coaching
By Majallen Cespedes Hey guys! It’s been a while since I've last submitted an article, but today I'm going to talk about something that’s had a direct, positive impact on my life. I want to share this knowledge and these understandings with you all in hopes of helping anyone reading this to achieve their most high sense of self and peaceful existence. Life is hard. No doubt. As we’re all growing, maturing, and experiencing transitions in our life like graduating from high school, we’re starting to get a sense of what it’s like to be an adult: drifting away from those you thought you’d know forever, rekindling old friendships because you’re now more mature, heartbreaks and relationships, struggling with managing your money or struggling because you’re trying to make some…
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The Monthly JOW: Thoughts Are Things and Words Are Spells

The Monthly JOW: Thoughts Are Things and Words Are Spells

Life & Community, Life Coaching
By Sajjiah Parker Thoughts Are Things and Words Are Spells Yes, thoughts are things and words are spells, and both our thoughts and our words have creative power--the power to create a vivid, colorful masterpiece of our dreams, visions, and goals, as well as the power to cause mass destruction to our hopes and dreams. Now, also consider the fact that we are thinking beings, thinking incessantly, all day, every day. In fact, most of the research I have explored on the subject suggests that the average person has 12,000 to 50,000 thoughts a day! Think about that--possibly as many as 50,000 thoughts a day!  With so many thoughts, ask yourself: what are the true contents of your thoughts, and the words you are speaking to yourself?  What predominates your…
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A Life Coach  Living Life

A Life Coach Living Life

Life & Community, Life Coaching, Lifestyle
by Cynthia Johnson When faced with the challenge from our editor of selecting an article from the ones I’ve written over the past four years, I first thought about the articles about the life lessons I’ve gained from my 8-year- old grandson, a real “tell it like I feel it” or “tell it the way I feel life should be” kind of kid. His lessons include “your socks don’t have to match,” or “so what if my socks are dirty on the bottom, with my shoes on you only see the top and they look clean.” I was tempted to say those were my favorite articles, but as I read through other articles, I realized that most of them had similar threads woven throughout, all of them pointing to living…
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Pressed for Time?

Life & Community, Life Coaching
By Cynthia Johnson One morning, while on vacation, I was walking and enjoying being outdoors, when suddenly a question popped into my mind: was man created for time or was time created for man... what was the original or true relationship between man and time? It developed into an interesting conversation in my mind that demanded more study and more meditation. After I returned home, I didn’t give it any more thought. But it did cause my perception of time to shift and change, and I gained a new respect for time as something to be embraced. Recently, the questions and thoughts came back stronger. Suppose, just suppose, that time was given to man for his benefit, not as his opponent, servant, or master. By befriending time, working within what’s…
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The Monthly JOW: “A Beautiful Mind”

Life & Community, Life Coaching
The Monthly JOW: “A Beautiful Mind” Sajjiah Parker A beautiful life begins with a beautiful mind.” (Author unknown) “Beautiful” and “mind”—the marriage of these two words captivates and intrigues me, and has caused me to ponder what it means to have a “beautiful mind.” Think of the two words independently: to be "beautiful," by definition, not only applies to something being aesthetically attractive to the senses, but also may mean of a certain quality and standard of excellence. And “the mind” is such a complex and mystifying concept that delves into our state of thinking, being, and doing, of our conscious and subconscious mind, and our profound intellectual capabilities! So when bringing the two into unison, what makes for a succinct and thorough summation of what it means for one…
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Dealing with Anger after the Family Fails

Life & Community, Life Coaching
By Michelle Moon Whenever a family disintegrates, there’s going to be anger. Perhaps anger at the ex for not being what you needed, anger at yourself for failing to make the ex happy, anger at the universe for heaping too much on you. Anger can linger and grow, seeming to take on a life of its own—anger that your ex found love again, that she seems to be fine, that he’s living an easier life than you. Adding the stress of parenting through a major life change to an already tumultuous emotional state can be overwhelming. Perpetuating the anger through bitterness, pettiness, “getting back at” him/her, etc., damages your kids. How? They’re living with your anger. Whether you’re taking it out on them (directly or indirectly), holding the anger in or even only angry when dealing with the ex,…
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