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While mending from my recent fall, I’ve had some time to think about bringing my life back into balance.  Here are a couple of them:

  • Set priorities and follow the energy of Yes! I often remind my students and clients that “priority” means main concern. Right  now, my main concern is my health. How liberating to have this kind of clarity. When I make choices, I just ask myself: will it boost my spiritual, physical, relational, and emotional health and well-being? The answer must be Yes!
  • Just say no. The idea of saying “no” can be tricky, so I decided to meet this challenge head-on. I made two lists—one of tasks and activities that gave me joy, satisfaction, and energy. I filled the other list with tasks and activities I no longer enjoy, tasks and people who sap my energy. When I looked at this list, I quickly realized that I could let go of many of these activities or delegate them to others. When we let go of the things that we no longer need to do or that no longer serve us, we open the door for activities that are meaningful and that bring us joy.

What will you do today to bring more joy into your life?

Pass It On!

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Look in the mirror and ask yourself: do you love the person you see staring back at you. The answer should be an emphatic Yes! Saying Yes! means accepting yourself and loving yourself simply for being who you are.

When you love yourself, the rest is easy.

– Take time for yourself—every single day. Even if it’s only half an hour a day, set aside time just for you to unwind and relax.

– Get up and move to increase your energy. Go for a walk, take an aerobics class, or turn up the volume on your favorite playlist and dance to the music. Bonus:  when you increase your energy you reduce your stress.

Hey, get busy. And tell somebody.

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Next  Sunday is my birthday! I’m throwing myself a party—to celebrate another year here.  My party is all about saying YES!

YES! After fully recuperating from surgery, I’m walking again. I include several intervals of 2-3 minute “power bursts,” to burn a few more calories and pamper my heart.

YES! I’m eating more oatmeal, because it tastes good and because it’s good for my heart. A touch of cinnamon makes it even better and helps keep my LDL cholesterol in check.

YES! I’m drinking my 8-10 glasses of water every day. When I have my occasional cup of coffee, I can hear my sister, Vera, whisper in my ear as she flashes her lovely smile—“OK, Glo, add one glass of water for every cuppa Joe.” She’s one of the most fit women on the planet, so I listen and drink up.

YES! I’m coming up on my 57th birthday. Just a few weeks before his 57th,  my father passed away from cancer of colon, liver, and pancreas. So I celebrate this year as a tribute to my dad, Earnest McEwen, Jr.,  and to myself–for beating the odds.  YES!

Say YES to taking excellent care of yourself. You’re the only one who can.

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Just as exercising regularly will help keep you physically fit, having a sense of purpose will keep you spiritually fit—& it will also keep you unruffled when faced with stress.

During the holidays, more than any other time, it’s critical to focus on who & what has heart & meaning in your life. This Thanksgiving, slow down, pause, & reflect on these affirmations:

–  I am authentic & full-hearted in what I say & do.

–  I say Yes to what & who has heart & meaning for me.

–  I can & do say No to others… & say it as a complete sentence.

–  I align my priorities with how I spend my time.

–  I invest in making a difference in others’ lives.

–  I do what I love for work & leisure.

Ask yourself, which of these affirmations apply to you… & what can you do to focus on those that give you a lift & a sense of forward momentum.

Consider the affirmations you can turn into goals—not just for today but throughout the upcoming holidays & into the New Year—to help you stay focused, unruffled, & on track so you can enjoy your loved ones & the many other blessings of the season.

Happy Holidays!

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The truly wealthy give until it feels good.

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If you’re like me… & most other folks, you want to make a difference… you want to leave the world better off than the way you found it. In short, you want to make your life to count for something. But how? Especially when you’re up to your ears with the many demands of life–your job or trying to find one, raising children, tending to key relationships, caring for aging parents, & on & on. Not only are you exhausted at the end of the day, but you wonder, “what can I possibly do to make a difference?” First, take a deep breath & know you don’t have to find a solution for world peace. All you have to do is express yourself in a way that works for you. Here are a simple things you can do… ask yourself:

– Who has supported me this month or this year?

– Have I called or written a note of gratitude to him or her?

– Who has said “I believe in you” to encourage you?

– Have I passed this blessing of faith on to someone else–to a child, a peer, or an elder?

– What did I do to support the environment today?

– Have I forgiven someone today who has hurt me?

– Did I pray for someone else’s spiritual, emotional, intellectual, or physical wellbeing?

– Did I dare to say Yes to myself today… to be fully me… to wear my soul on the outside?

If you said Yes to any of these small acts of compassion & kindness, you made a difference today. And by reading this post, you also made a difference… in yourself. And that’s always the best place to begin.

Learn more. Join me for my free teleclass—Legacy Living: Make Your Life Count: Tuesday, November 10, 6pm PST (Pacific Standard Time).

During this hour of power, I’ll show you how to shift your focus from “me” to “we” I’ll also discuss practical steps you can apply today to make a difference one step at a time, one person at a time, one day at a time. If you’re ready to transform your ordinary life into an extraordinary one, join me. To register, just click this link: http://www.globalteleclass.com.

Share this special opportunity with others… tell a friend!

Be one of the first five participants to call or log in to my teleclass, & I’ll send you a complimentary copy of my best-selling book-Legacy Living: The Six Covenants for Personal & Professional Excellence. You’ll also need to send me your contact information, so you can receive your free book.

Gloria’s web site: www.gloriaburgess.com

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If you’re like most people, you want your life to count for something. But you wonder, “what can I possibly do to make a difference?” Here are a few simple things you can do… ask yourself*:

–  What did I share or give away today—love, a wink, a warm smile?

–  Did I say thank you or appreciate someone today?

–  Did I see joy in someone else’s eyes… did I share their joy or pass them by?

–  If I saw sadness or terror, did I ease someone else’s sorrow or fear?

–  Did I hurt someone’s feelings… if so, did I say I’m sorry?

–  Did I correct any negative thoughts or actions?

–  Did I pray for someone else’s spiritual, emotional, or physical wellbeing?

–  Did I dare to say Yes to myself AND reach out to others?

–  Did I dare to be fully me… to wear my soul on the outside?

If you said Yes to any of these small acts of kindness & mercy, you made a difference today. By reading this post, you made a difference… in yourself.

Learn more. Join me for my free teleclass—Legacy Living: Make Your Life Count: Tuesday, November 10, 6pm PST (Pacific Standard Time).

During this hour of power, I’ll show you how to shift your focus from “me” to “we.” I’ll also discuss practical steps you can apply today to make a difference one step at a time, one person at a time, one day at a time. If you’re ready to transform your ordinary life into an extraordinary one, join me. To register, just click this link: http://www.globalteleclass.com. Share this special opportunity with others… tell a friend!

Be one of the first five participants to call or log in to my teleclass, & I’ll send you a complimentary copy of my best-selling book—Legacy Living: The Six Covenants for Personal & Professional Excellence. You’ll also need to send me your contact information, so you can receive your free book.

Gloria’s web site: www.gloriaburgess.com

* Big hugs & hallelujahs to my dear friend Joan, a Peace Corps volunteer serving in Kasane, Botswana. Thank you, Joan, for sharing your great big heart & these questions as we learn from one another to be the difference that makes a difference.

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CELEBRATE WHAT’S GLORIOUS IN THE WORLD!

Today we celebrate the letter A. YES!!

A is for… Apples, Apple cider, Apple strudel, Awesome Autumn Afternoons, & Artists.

Let’s celebrate Amazing vocal Artist & Awesome, beautiful creatrix & cancer  survivor… Barbara Padilla. Experience her Angelic presence & voice as she sings Ave Maria:

The truly wealthy are those who give until it feels good.

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