# Self improvement
Opinion - Gain More Freedom
Can you imagine a life without freedom? It is difficult for those in a reasonably free country like America to do so, but are you truly free? True freedom goes beyond countries and governments, coming from within. Why do we allow others and other things to steal our freedom? We can stop these thieves with a little knowledge. Let's look at what you can do to create more freedom in your life.
Opinion: When you’re afraid you won’t be good enough, you may put your dreams and ambitions on hold.
**This blog post is totally based on my personal experience, opinion, and thinking. It's not always easy to have the courage to go after what we want. And that goes doubly for those of us who struggle with insecurity and self-doubt.
Using fear to propel rather than paralyze
Have you ever heard the 'false evidence appearing real' acronym to describe fear? According to Oxford Languages, the actual definition of fear is " an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat. This acronym then discounts the legitimacy of our emotions by defining them as false.
There were times when I never expected my marriage to be successful
**This is a work of nonfiction based on actual events that I have experienced firsthand; used with permission. People change you. They can transform your emotions, energy, and life trajectory in unbelievable ways — especially when you engage in intimate relationships with them.
Opinion Piece: Stop Feeling Like You’re Not Good Enough
The inner mantra of “I’m not good enough” is a struggle that many of us face. This problem isn’t widely discussed, but if this is one of your struggles then you should know that you’re not alone.
I stopped hating my stepchild's biological mother after years of being angry
**This is a work of nonfiction based on actual events that I have experienced firsthand; used with permission. Hate is a strong word. But many of us still use it. I did too. I have used it many times in my role as a stepmother in regard to my stepchild’s biological mother.
5 Ways To Go From a Scarcity to Abundance Mindset
Stephen Covey first coined the terms abundance and scarcity mindsets in his book titled “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.” His book has changed the way that people look at success and his ideas are extremely thought-provoking in our own lives.
Opinion: Life is too short to wake up with regrets.
** This blog post is based on my thinking and my opinion. Though nobody wants to regret their mistakes, regret is inevitable in life. We regret losing a loved one, or when we missed an opportunity for a relationship, we wish we had continued playing instead of quitting after one game. We all make mistakes, and that’s okay — it’s how we learn from them that counts.
Opinion: It Happened Again! I No Longer Fit in My (S) Clothes
Photo by mali maeder from Pexels.com. “Our bodies change. Our minds change. Our hearts change.”— Emma Stone. Since I was a teenager, I have been the same size; there hasn’t been much change in that arena, and it isn’t much of an afterthought until now.
Forgiveness is For You, Not Them
Forgiveness is a tricky concept. Many people have had horrible things happen to them that feel beyond forgiveness. Yet, this attitude provides a very limited mentality of what forgiveness entails - and what it doesn't.
5 Key Things Positive People Do Differently
There’s mounting evidencedemonstrating that positive people live longer and better than their negative counterparts. Not only do these cheerful types enjoy less stress, anxiety, and depression, but they also live longer with fewer diseases.
The Silver Lining: Do You See It? And Why You Should
We’ve all had our share of bad days and difficult situations. Yet when we’re in the eye of the storm, it can be challenging to believe that good times are just around the corner.
10 Steps to Becoming a Better You
Do you ever want to be a better version of yourself? Maybe it feels like it’s time to grow up a little bit or move on from a certain phase in your life. Maybe you’re just bored and ready for a new challenge. Whatever your circumstances, the following ten tips will help you level-up in any area of your life that you focus on.
9 Positive Phrases Everyone Should Add to Their Vocabulary
It should go without saying that positivity lies at the heart of positive psychology. On the other hand, positivity isn’t only about smiling and being upbeat. It’s about one’s entire outlook on life and their propensity to focus on the positive aspects of life.
Opinion: People change, and bad things happen, yet life continues.
** This blog post is based on my opinion and thoughts... When we are little, it is easy to see things in black and white. You are either happy or sad; you have something or don't. You're either at the top of your game, in the middle of your game, or on your way down.
Keep Going and Never Give Up - Success Can be Around the Corner
If you follow your passion, work hard and stick to it, success is around the corner. I have a true, little-life story of how I first experienced that when I was only 15 in 1985.
Follow These Habits For a More Productive Day
Are You Tired of Feeling Unproductive? Try These Tricks Today!. Are you one of those people who feels like they could do more if only they had more time? If so, you're not alone. According to research, highly productive people are able to get a lot done in a short amount of time. Here are five things they do every day to be highly productive:
I Try to Make Meditation as Simple as Possible.
Many people meditate these days, but many more don’t. Some find it weird or daunting, others have the usual excuse — no time. I’ve been guilty of the latter during the last couple of years, but I’ve managed to get myself back into my mediation mode and it’s helped me a lot recently.
Opinion: Digital entrepreneurs fail to understand these basic principles
Disclosure: This story contains affiliate links, from which I may earn a small commission. The following steps are often overlooked. However, they will better your chances of success when selling digital products.