Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The Effects of Stress is All in Your Belly

We often think that the effects of stress are more mental than physical. It's true that stress affects us mentally but the effects of stress also affect us physically. If you want an indication as to whether a person is successfully dealing with stress, just look at their belly. A person's belly is one of the best indicators of how they are dealing with chronic stress.

From the time of our caveman ancestors, our bodies have been well designed to deal with periods of acute stress--and then relaxation. This helped our ancestors survive the dangers of their day. The effects of stress can actually be healthy for us.....read full article

Friday, January 23, 2009

Think Yourself into Future Happiness

I want to discuss a topic that is a little bit esoteric – not many people really know what I mean when I speak of “future-thinking”, but I wanted to explain because it has helped me so much that I feel I must. I’m not talking about literally predicting the future, although if you work your plan well enough that’s pretty much how it turns out. I really mean that you should not only plan for the future, but mentally project yourself into the future, envisioning what your life will look like after you reach all of your major goals. Some people call this dreaming, but there’s a bit more to it than that.

In order to do that you must first have a list of goals, which I assume you already do. (If not, please make that list right away, it’s one of the most important things you’ll ever do to achieve success). Look at your list and then think about what it means to you all ...read full article

World Renown Speaker Brian Tracy “Live Event” on Mercer Island

Are you Ready to Shine in 2009? Brian Tracy's goal is to help you achieve your personal and business goals faster and easier than you ever imagined. Do you agree that people who invest in their own personal development achieve a higher level of income? Make 2009 your best year ever! Keynote speaker Brian Tracy will be joined by Tax Diva Ronda Johnson and Best Selling Author Patrick Snow of Create Your Own Destiny - How to Get Exactly What You Want Out of Life.

Brian Tracy is Chairman and CEO of Brian Tracy International, a company specializing in the training and development of individuals and organizations. Brian Tracy has consulted for more than 1,000 companies and addressed more than 4,000,000 people in 4,000 talks and seminars throughout the US, Canada and 40 other countries worldwide. As a Keynote speaker and seminar leader, he addresses more than 250,000 people each year...read full article

Give your personal development deeper thought

I am an operations director for a manufacturing company. As a result of the economic downturn, the business I am working for is likely to downsize in the near future and I am worried about losing my job. I have often been told that I need to give more attention to my personal development, but have always paid lip service to it. I am worried this might count against me – what should I do?

In years to come, many of us will remember this global economic crisis as a transition point in our careers. Research shows that the people who come through...read full article
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Monday, January 12, 2009

The Beginning of Wisdom

As we continue our trip into self-discovery, I've found out that in order to stay true to myself I have to be willing to go to any length to get it, I realized that fear is an enemy I must overcome but by myself, it would be an almost imposible task. In the Book of Proverbs 9:10 it says "The fear of the lord is the beginning of Wisdom." Now this is a principle I've learned to live by.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Majority Of Teens Discuss Risky Behaviors On MySpace, Studies Conclude

ScienceDaily (Jan. 5, 2009) — In a pair of related studies released by Seattle Children's Research Institute and published in the January 2009 issue of Archives of Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine, researchers found that 54 percent of adolescents frequently discuss high-risk activities including sexual behavior, substance abuse or violence using MySpace, the popular social networking Web site (SNS)...read full article

The Trouble with New Year's Resolutions

New Year's resolutions should symbolize our capacity for transformation, our desire for self-improvement. But too often they instead represent our lack of discipline and self-control, our weak wills, our abject failure. Why is it that New Year's resolutions are so hard to keep? The answer is actually quite simple.

How many of you have already broken the New Year's resolutions you established for yourselves on January 1? How many of you didn't bother to make resolutions for...read full article

Deepak Chopra in Five Minutes or Less

This video explains the teachings Deepak Chopra laid out in his book The 7 Spiritual Laws of Success.

A lot of Traditional “Self Improvement” thinking tells you that to be successful you have to work hard, have detailed plans and a driving ambition.

Dr. Chopra offers an alternative to this, strongly influenced by Eastern philosophies and religions. His Seven Laws are as follows:


This first law is based on the premise that we are, in our...read full article