Inspiration, Letting Go, Faith – The BridgeMaker - Part 11

Affirmations to Change Your Mind and Life 20 Affirmations to Change Your Life

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It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen. – Muhammad Ali #ThrowbackThursday Update (Sept. 25, 2014): I first published this post on June 30, 2013 during a time when I thought my anxiety disorder was going to smother me.

the words you need to hear The Words You Need

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Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate and to humble. – Yehuda Berg You hear thousands of words every day. Some words are necessary while other words are worthless.…

letting go and breathing Let Go, Simplify and Breathe

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If you want to make God laugh, just tell Him your plans. – Woody Allen It’s good to be back, writing again. After stepping away for the summer, I felt the nudge to return to The BridgeMaker. My time away wasn’t about losing my passion – it was about doing what I had to do to keep my head above water.…

letting go When It’s Time to Build Something New

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Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go. – Hermann Hesse It’s time to let go and see what’s next for me. This is my last post on The BridgeMaker. After writing more than 700 posts for the past seven years, something is nudging me to move on and build something new.…

why people succeed Effortless Talent and Why People Succeed

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Winning takes talent, to repeat takes character. – John Wooden Remember the kid in school who did everything at the last minute but still excelled? The one who only half-studied, winged it and triumphed? Seeing a person effortlessly (even begrudgingly) perform at a high level can be frustrating.…

relationship advice 8 Relationship Must-Haves

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Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That’s why it’s a comfort to go hand in hand. – Emily Kimbrough I’m grateful for second chances. More than 10 years ago it looked like my life with Mary Beth was going to end up on the wrong side of the half-of-all-marriages statistic.…

benefits of walking The Benefits of Lunchtime Walking

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All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking. – Friedrich Nietzsche After gaining a few hard-to-shed pounds last Christmas, I’ve added a lunchtime walk to my daily routine. Starting last January, I walk one mile after lunch. When the weather is lousy, I walk 10 times around the office’s perimeter, which the office manager reports is one mile.…