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Beyond the Reading: Self-Satisfaction

We all see the articles talking about which steps to take towards happiness, how to improve self-confidence, how to become satisfied with your life, how to appreciate what you have, etc. But what about self-satisfaction? Now, we don’t mean being smug or overly proud of ourselves. We are using 'self-satisfaction' to describe a justified happiness… Continue reading Beyond the Reading: Self-Satisfaction

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Beyond the Reading: Empowered & Assertive

Today's reading brought a message of self-empowerment. We are to be more confident, stronger in our convictions, willing to do what it takes to get our voice heard. We need to step into our own power, believe in ourselves, and finally break free from what is holding us back. But Warrell (2015) says it best,… Continue reading Beyond the Reading: Empowered & Assertive

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Beyond the Reading: How Confidence Leads to Success

Today's reading brings with it an intoxicating confidence sure to lift anyone's energy. The King of Pentacles not only represents achieving the type of success everyone wants, but also encourages the type of confidence that allows you to offer advice to others. You know these people. These are the people that seem to always have… Continue reading Beyond the Reading: How Confidence Leads to Success

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Beyond the Reading: Learning to Compromise

In today's reading, we catch a glimpse of a fairly common situation when it comes to relationships - one person is focused more on their own wants and needs, unfortunately going against what is best for the relationship as a whole. This person isn't being completely honest about their feelings, instead choosing to be manipulative… Continue reading Beyond the Reading: Learning to Compromise

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Beyond the Reading: Setting Boundaries

In today's reading, we are asked to not only mentally prepare for the hard work in front of us, but to also recognize the need for healthy boundaries. There are times when we find ourselves in a situation where we are giving more than receiving. It's draining. It's emotionally difficult and makes us want to… Continue reading Beyond the Reading: Setting Boundaries

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Beyond the Reading: Empathy & Self-Expression

In yesterday's reading, we were provided the simple (yet difficult to execute) message of using empathy as an opportunity for our own self-expression. In Raise Self Esteem with the Lifeblood of Empathy, Bolton (2009) refers to empathy as lifeblood. When someone takes the time and effort to understand our emotions, to understand our side of… Continue reading Beyond the Reading: Empathy & Self-Expression

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Beyond the Reading: Manifesting Money

For all of you that find this manifestation business all a little too woo-woo – hear us out. We know (just like everyone else) that you make money through determination, perseverance, and hard work. It’s simple. It’s straightforward. It’s common sense. Those that truly make it, don’t get there with only luck (or magic). If… Continue reading Beyond the Reading: Manifesting Money

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Beyond the Reading: Lifelong Friendships

Ask about lifelong friendships and we get: "It's rare. It's a blessing. It's something to cherish." What is it about these friendships that make us feel the people who have them are so lucky? In today's reading we are told to step forward and embrace the new things coming our way, to not be afraid… Continue reading Beyond the Reading: Lifelong Friendships

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Beyond the Reading: Seizing Opportunities

Take advantage of what comes our way, act quickly, pursue it because we don't know for how long this opportunity will be available. There's an urgency attached to the words 'seizing opportunities'. We don't want to let something good pass us by. We don't want to be the one that missed out on something. We… Continue reading Beyond the Reading: Seizing Opportunities

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Beyond the Reading: Putting Yourself Out There

When I was six years old, another child in my first grade class was having a birthday party. This was someone that I had played with, so when others started receiving their invitations and I didn't receive mine, it made perfect sense in my child brain that I should call this girl. Here is the… Continue reading Beyond the Reading: Putting Yourself Out There