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Your mindset
29 Nov 2018 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Matthew took his two children to the circus. He wanted them to enjoy a good time so he got box seats and included was behind-the-scenes passes to get on the ground floor to meet the performers, the...

Memory
5 Oct 2018 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
There are three ways in which we store memories. First is the stage in which a memory is spurred from a visual, sound, smell, taste and/or touch sesnation… the sensory stage. Second is...

Are you a renter or an owner?
28 Sep 2018 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
How do you lead your life? Have you ever taken a car you rented to the car wash? Changed the oil? Rotated the tires? For the car owner, these actions are commonplace. Owners are invested. They...

Cultivating Relationships
12 Sep 2018 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Having relationships and making friends is part of life. Everyone does it. However, some of us are better at doing it than others. If you’ve found yourself struggling with making supportive...

Best, Rest and Prep days
18 May 2018 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Life is not all about work, work and more work. It's about find the enjoyment from the right balance between your career, your relationships and your personal growth. This is the hallmark of...

All or Nothing
16 May 2018 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Understanding All-or-Nothing Thinking and How to Break Free from It All-or-nothing thinking is one of the many negative thought patterns known as cognitive distortions. It goes by many other...

Your Words create your Reality
10 May 2018 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
The words you write or speak to others can leave a huge impact and create a lasting memory - either good or bad - so it's really important to choose them wisely. Words can make or break a...

Guilt and Shame
7 May 2018 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Guilt and shame are not the same. Understanding the differences between them can help us work through our negative self-judgments. When we are better able to grasp the difference between healthy...

Cultivating Happiness
21 Apr 2018 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
All of us encounter major life transitions. Once we have accepted that our life is no longer the same and we allow ourselves to experience the feelings we have about the loss, we then can move on to...

Believe in yourself. You are amazing.
8 Apr 2018 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
As Judy was passing some elephants, she suddenly stopped, confused by the fact that these huge creatures were being held by only a small rope tied to their front leg. No chains, no cages. It was...

You are special
6 Apr 2018 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
A popular speaker started off a seminar by holding up a $20 note. A crowd of 300 had gathered to hear him speak. He asked, "Who would like this $20 note?" ... 300 hands went up. He...

Eliminate Clutter
14 Jan 2018 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth the ignorance of...

The beginning is always now
30 Dec 2017 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
No matter how wealthy you are, life will ot be fulfilling without happiness, health and meaning. Do you want to experience a higher level of happiness, health and meaning? Here are some attitudes and...

Managing Distractions
13 Dec 2017 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
DISTRACTIONS Distractions are one of huge productivity inhibitors, and we are surrounded by them. Often, we are so used to being interrupted by them that we no longer notice that they are...

Love who you are
26 Nov 2017 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Love who you are. Love the ways you are like no one else, and the ways in which you are similar to everyone else. Love yourself for the ways you change your mind and the ways you have grown. ...

Finding Your Why
23 Nov 2017 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Here is a selection of quotes about unlocking your potential and finding your purpose. Enjoy. “He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.” Friedrich Nietzsche “Your...

How To Stick To Your Goals in 2018
23 Nov 2017 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
2018 will be here before you know… xyz days to be exact. Let's start with 3 foundational maxims when it comes to living an abundant and fulfilled life. These are: • The best way to...

Practice Positivity
9 Nov 2017 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Just because it's never been done doesn't mean it can't be done. You can attract positive energy into your life. But it takes daily practice. 1. Understand your focus What do you...

The choice: Discipline or Regret
7 Oct 2017 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
There's nothing worse than looking back at a pivotal moment in your life and thinking, "I wish I had have stepped out on a limb and given that a shot." And there's nothing better...

When Life is Hard
4 Oct 2017 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Yes, things will appear to go wrong from time to time. Murphy's Law will prevail. However, the greatest gift you can give yourself and others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance. ...

Time Management
6 Sep 2017 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Some quotes about Time Management. Enjoy. “Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.” Zig Ziglar “Lost time is never found again...

They turned the Impossible into the Possible
9 Feb 2017 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Are goals important to your success? If you feel disheartened while achieving your goals and need some motivation, here is an alphabetically-based list of 10 people who turned the impossible into...

Is Repetition a Mistake or a Decision?
15 Jan 2017 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
If you drive your car on the road and get into an accident, that might be an accident. If you drive the same car on the same road and gets into another accident the very next day, there might...

Having Goals in Life
15 Jan 2017 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
DREAMS - INTENTIONS - RESOLUTIONS - ACTIONS - TRANSFORMATIONS Most New Year's resolutions are a wish list. They arise from musing amongst your dreams - which includes things which are...

The Future in Your Small Business
11 Jan 2017 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Small business owners, work-from-home entrepreneurs, coaches, authors, speakers and other creative people, create all the time: networking, article writing, blogging, forum posting, surveys…...

Take good care of your tools
16 Dec 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Tom, a woodcutter was on his first day of work. He was still on probation and had to work for a week before being employed in the job permanently. Wanting to make a great first impression, he worked...

Dream, Believe and Succeed
26 Oct 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Show me your life and I will show you your thoughts. Your life is today where your thoughts were yesterday. You have all you need to thrive. You attract what you believe. Ask, believe,...

Emotional Intelligence
16 Oct 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
There are over 3,000 words to describe feelings in the English language! Emotional Intelligence is using your intelligence to handle your feelings and their circumstances graciously and skillfully. ...

What's really going on? or the work of the moment
26 Sep 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
We are not normally aware of the extent to which all of us live deeply enmeshed in a vast network of conditional thoughts, images, assumptions, prejudices, beliefs, and so on, all accompanied by...

Manage Self Doubt
25 Sep 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Here is an Indian folk tale about an elephant and a dog who became pregnant at same time. Three months later the dog gave birth to six puppies. Six months later the dog was pregnant again, and nine...

How to supercharge your life
24 Sep 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Everyone wants to be successful - in their own terms - and you, like most people do have what it takes to produce outstanding results. Most people are unusually competent and brave too. They are able...

Getting Mentally Stronger
11 Sep 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Just as people are not born with physical strength, no one is blessed with incredible mental strength at birth. Mental strength is developed over time by individuals who choose to make personal...

Overcome Self Doubt
26 Aug 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
We don’t often give a lot of thought to self-doubt until we are in a situation where that feeling of doubt keeps us from doing or accomplishing things we’d like to do. Then it suddenly...

Complaining is a habit
23 Jul 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
There are some people, who in every conversation, deliver a ear bashing of wingeing and complaining. Sometimes they might even say "I'm not complaining today, ha, ha... just like to give you...

Worth
21 Jul 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
A well known teacher started off her seminar by holding up a $50 note. In the room of 200, she asked, "Who would like this $50 note?" Hands started going up. She said, "I am...

I can('t) do it!
20 Jul 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
We are what we believe Everyone has beliefs about themselves that stop them from trying new things. For example, if you hold the belief that you will never be any good at tennis, then it’s...

Believe in yourself
16 Jul 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Barry was a business executive, deep in debt who could see no way out. Suppliers were demanding payment. His creditors were closing in on him. He sat on the park bench, head in hands, wondering if...

Try Not. Do or Don’t.
13 Jul 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
The famous quotes of Yoda from the Star Wars movie “No. Try Not. Do or Don’t. There is not try”! is so true. You are either reading this article, or not. There is no in between...

Believe in Yourself
1 Jul 2016 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Results arise from vision, passion, action. You possess unlimited potential. It is time you started seeing and realising your potential. It is time you started living your dreams. It is...

SANKALPA: Sacred intentions that lead to happiness
29 Dec 2015 | Shanti Gowans | 0 Comments
Sankalpa is a yogic work which means 'intention'. Everything starts with intention. Intention is the greatest energy in the world. Make it your priority in life. Reflect on what matters, and...




 
 
 
 
 

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