Character is power in quotes by Booker T Washington

CHARACTER: THE BACKBONE TO WILLPOWER

The most thorough, direct and effective way to increase power over our own self, life and choices, is to upgrade our character. In today’s article, we’ll take a look at how making daily choices in accordance with strong, stable character traits creates inner resolve, self-worth and a life we love to live. QUIZ: How powerful […]

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Blond girl and dark haired boy holding hands up in front of face with Stand up written on it

WILL THE REAL YOU PLEASE STAND UP

If we’ve said “yes” to people to “smooth things over” or so they’ll do what we want—when we really wanted to say “no,” we are not standing up for ourself. If so, there’s an “us” that’s sitting down, wanting to rise up and free ourself from our fear of rejection and obligation to do things […]

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a small child's hand holding on to the finger of a large man's hand. with the words "the important influence of a father should not be underrated."

A FATHER’S INFLUENCE

Regardless how perfect, ordinary or tragic our childhood, our parents placed an indelible mark on who we are: our DNA, strengths and weaknesses, hopes and dreams, beliefs of what’s possible, level of self-confidence and even our hope for the future. In today’s article, we’ll explore how to pick up the reigns where our fathers left […]

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Blue, purple, teal watercolor abstract background with saying"we can do more good by being good, than in any other way." Rowland Hill

HOW TO LEAD BY EXAMPLE

If you’ve tried to help or teach someone who’s struggling, stubborn or in distress—only to watch them continue to select the same cycle of unhealthy choices, you may feel exasperated and ready to give up. Before throwing in the towel, you may choose to learn more about this alternative approach.  Saving your own sanity while […]

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a view of the thin, side view of a bright green leaf. with a large water droplet on the end with reflective green through it. and the word Resurrection

RESSURECT YOURSELF

If we feel like we’re “stuck,” getting the “short end of the stick” or simply don’t like the life we’re living, this may be the perfect moment to “get down” with our old, “bad” self and say goodbye. Could there be a new “us” waiting … hoping that we’ll rise up and live again? In […]

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Woman standing with arms opened wide and chest to the sun, head thrown back hair slicked back. When you do not seek or need external approval you are at your most powerful

SEEKING APPROVAL DURING THE HOLIDAYS

During these weeks before the holidays, we may be dashing store-to-store and door-to-door, trying to give the perfect gifts, create an idyllic home environment and visit everyone on our “list.” Keeping ourselves centered can be challenging. To keep our cool and enjoy our holidays more, Let’s consider how some empowered people handle their holidays. Empowered […]

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