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"How to Shift a Downward Spiral" by Cheryl Richardson. By Cheryl Richardson We all have those days when life hands us one frustration after another, as though we’ve been possessed by some kind of negative force that brings mayhem to even the simplest tasks.

"How to Shift a Downward Spiral" by Cheryl Richardson

I’m sure you know what I mean. You’re running late for a meeting when your child’s school calls to say your little boy is sick. You grab your paperwork on the way out the door, trip and drop the files all over the parking lot, curse yourself and rush to the car (and of course, you can’t seem to get the key in the ignition fast enough). Finally, on your way to pick up your son, you get stopped for speeding and realize that you left your wallet back at the office. Sometimes the tailspin begins with something small like an upsetting phone call or an e-mail that pushes your buttons. Fortunately there are things you can do to change your mental direction. 1. Do something to shift your energy. 2. One of the quickest ways to change your mental state is to move your body. Why I Quit Affirmations + What Works Better. When the Law of Attraction got popular, I became an affirmation junkie.

Why I Quit Affirmations + What Works Better

After all, if I just constantly thought about, talked about and visualized all of my greatest desires, I would manifest them and make my dreams a reality. Right? That's what I thought for years. I used affirmations for money, relationships and my life purpose. 7 Habits Successful People Embrace With Open Arms. Success doesn’t happen overnight.

7 Habits Successful People Embrace With Open Arms

It’s the product of years, and sometimes a lifetime, of habits that accumulate and drive a person toward his or her goals. Though “successful” can have multiple definitions, we can agree upon a generally accepted one—a person is successful when he or she leads others to success, meets his or her personal and professional goals, creates something useful and innovative, and makes a lot of money while making a lot of people happy at the same time. Most of us would be happy with any one of those elements of success. To get to that level, you have to learn from the habits of the people who came before you.

Take, for instance, these seven common habits, which have come to define some of the most successful people in the world. 1. You can invest in a car, invest in a stock, or even invest in tonight’s entertainment. Reading the news regularly and attending free online classes is often more than enough to develop your mind and perspective. 5 Epiphanies I Had After Finding My Soul Mate. When I decided to move to Kauai as a single woman, my friends asked how I planned to meet someone on such a small island.

5 Epiphanies I Had After Finding My Soul Mate

My answer was always the same: "I've lived in big cities all my life and never met anyone there. How "Legally Blonde" Got Me into Notre Dame. 23 Times Elle Woods Empowered You As A Woman. Nicole’s Classes. Ask Happy Bitch… » Get Keryl’s Book. Ask Happy Bitch… » Get Keryl’s Book. Positively present. Carol Anne McGuire. Live Happy Magazine.

“I never thought I would be this person,” marvels 38-year-old Jessica Tunon.

Live Happy Magazine

Two decades ago, the Floridian worked full time to pay her way through college and afterward leapt into a high-stress career in finance in Palm Beach. As the years passed, Jessica’s admirable drive and focus left little room for reflection, but she couldn’t ignore the signs that she needed to make some changes in her life. She gained weight and suffered chronic back pain. The two-plus hours she spent in her car every day battling commuter traffic didn’t help. Walking tall In 2001, she had back surgery for a herniated disk. On May 12, 2008, Jessica let her Honda’s lease lapse, and she has been car-free ever since. Read More: 33 Ideas for Finding Purpose in Life Forming a community The transformation didn’t stop there. “Purpose” comes up a lot these days, but it’s far more than the latest buzzword.

Mapping the path to purpose. Habits Downloads. At @IGBoston show, tiny images that became big. A dragonfly.

At @IGBoston show, tiny images that became big

A stairwell. Saturated skylines galore. Square photos hung from tiny white clothespins as a few hundred people filtered through a pop-up gallery Friday night. These were Instagram photos, traditionally confined to a tiny phone screen, blown up and displayed in an industrial basement space at General Assembly as part of an event hosted by @IGBoston, a membership-based Instagram group that shares photos by Greater Boston shutterbugs. Continue reading below The group’s founder Brian McWilliams, 56, of the Back Bay, said members are well-acquainted with one another’s work virtually, but this was a chance for fellow “photo geeks” to meet in person.

McWilliams, who posts photos of his walk to work through the Back Bay and Beacon Hill every morning and evening, said he founded the group in November 2013 as an alternative to more touristy Instagram groups. With three other moderators, McWilliams highlights exceptional photos by @IGBoston members daily. Chart Porn.