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The purpose of this website is to share information through my blogs, books and a variety of resources, so that you may be inspired to live the life that you choose.

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A method for increasing self-esteem

The purpose of this method is to help you increase your self-esteem and  self-confidence. If you are having a difficult time believing in yourself this would certainly help you to strengthen your will and dissolve self-doubt.

Everyday for the next 30 days choose one word from each letter A to Z that is positive, inspirational and helpful to you. Write the words “I am” before each word.

Example:

  • I am able.
  • I am beautiful.
  • I am caring.
  • I am dependable.
  • I am elegant.
  • I am freedom.

You get the idea.

If you want to make it fun. You can use difficult colour pens. 

Remember you have nothing to prove to anyone.  Like and approve of yourself just as you are.

Hugs,

Gina

 

 

The 7 Day Mental Diet

The Diet that can produce wonders in your life


It is my pleasure to share with you the original, The Seven Day Mental Diet by Emmet Fox. This small booklet read by thousands of people since its publication in the mid 30’s is still fulfilling its promise, to improve the quality of your life. 

Click on the link below to get your copy.

The 7 Day Mental Diet

Hugs, Gina

Your Heart’s Desire is the Voice of God, and that Voice must be obeyed sooner or later.

― Emmet Fox

Helen Keller with Anne Sullivan in July 1888

Do you need a miracle worker?

When I was a child I remember watching the movie, The Miracle Worker about Helen Keller and her teacher Anne Sullivan.  Heller Keller left a legacy not only to the blind and deaf community but to all of us.

Helen Adams Keller (June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968) was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deaf-blind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree.

During the first 18 months of her life Helen Keller was a normal infant who recognized the voices of her father and mother and experienced joy in the usual ways babies do. Then as she later recalled, came the illness which closed my eyes and ears and plunged me into the unconsciousness of a newborn baby.”

The illness erased not only the child’s vision and hearing but also, her powers of articulate speech. After Helen’s illness, her early childhood days were met with frustration and outbursts of anger.

Things changed for Helen when her family hired Anne Sullivan to teach her.

The most important day I remember in all my life is the one on which my teacher came to me,” Miss Keller wrote later. “It was the third of March, 1887, three months before I was 7 years old. Anne Sullivan, later dubbed “the miracle worker,” remained Helen Keller’s interpreter and constant companion until Anne death in 1936.

Some of Helen Keller Achievements

She is one of the most influential people of the twentieth century

She enjoyed horseback riding

The first deaf blind person to earn a bachelor’s degree

She published her famous autobiography The Story of My Life

Published 12 books in her writing career

She co-founded Helen Keller International

Keller was a prominent political and social activist

She was a leading member of the American Foundation for the Blind

She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Helen Keller is my inspiration.

Blessings,

Gina Rizzo

“I seldom think about my limitations, and they never make me sad. Perhaps there is just a touch of yearning at times, but it is vague, like a breeze among flowers. The wind passes, and the flowers are content.”

-Helen Keller

For more information on Helen Adams Keller

http://www.perkins.org/history

 

 

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Nature rejoices in simplicity and nature is no dummy.

Simplicity Quotes

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
-Confucius

Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depend on simplicity.
-Plato

I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
-Lao Tzu

Our life is frittered away by detail… simplify, simplify.
-Henry David Thoreau

It is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.
-Laura Ingalls Wilder

If you can’t explain it to a six year old, you don’t understand it yourself.
-Albert Einstein

Nothing is more simple than greatness; indeed, to be simple is to be great.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy.
-Isaac Newton

Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.
-Coco Chanel

A little simplification would be the first step toward rational living, I think.
-Eleanor Roosevelt

If your mind isn’t clouded by unnecessary things, this is the best season of your life.
-Wu- Men

Plain question and plain answer make the shortest road out of most perplexities.
-Mark Twain

The word enlightenment conjures up the idea of some superhuman accomplishment, and the ego likes to keep it that way, but it is simply your natural state of felt oneness with Being.
-Eckhart Tolle

We struggle with the complexities and avoid the simplicities.
-Norman Vincent Peale

Desires must be simple and definite. They defeat their own purpose should they be too many, too confusing, or beyond a man’s training to accomplish.
-George S. Clason

Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.
-Jim Rohn

Hugs,

Gina

 

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Gossip isn’t fun when it’s about you.

Gossip is one of those things that even well-meaning people get caught up in. I know from personal experience that sometimes I get seduced into gossiping. It always leaves me feeling bad about myself. I feel like a football just kicked me in the stomach.

Gossip can be away of connecting with others and forming a bond however this is a weak and shallow bond. Gossiping is also a form of jealousy and insecurity.

As I see it, it’s gossip if you are criticizing, blaming, accusing, belittling or repeating stories of ill intent.

Of course, you may speak of others and share your thoughts and feelings about another with others, just do your best to stay neutral and avoid deliberate hurtful conversation.

I like having an opinion and I enjoy sharing my thoughts with others however I do my best to ensure that I am not seduced by the peer pressure of the people I’m with.

Gossip isn’t so much fun when it’s about you. My advice, keep gossip to a minimum and do unto others as you would want done to you.

Hugs,

Gina

Be Impeccable with your word. Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.

Don Miguel Ruiz

 

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The four-letter word that describes so much. Love

Love QuotesThere is no remedy for love but to love more.
-Henry David Thoreau

Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.
-Mother Teresa

If you could only love enough, you could be the most powerful person in the world.
-Emmet Fox

Don’t aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally.
-David Frost

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
-Lao Tzu

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
-Confucius

If you love someone, set them free. If they come back they’re yours; if they don’t they never were.
-Richard Bach

When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.
-Marcus Aurelius

At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
-Plato

People are weird. When we find someone with weirdness that is compatible with ours, we team up and call it love.”
-Dr. Seuss

People who are sensible about love are incapable of it.
-Douglas Yates

Love is a better teacher than duty.
-Albert Einstein

Fortune and love favor the brave.
-Ovid

When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.”
-When Harry Met Sally

Doubt thou the stars are fire; Doubt that the sun doth move; Doubt truth to be a liar; But never doubt I love.”
-William Shakespeare

Love doesn’t make the world go round; love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
-Elizabeth Browning

Come, let’s be a comfortable couple and take care of each other! How glad we shall be, that we have somebody we are fond of always, to talk to and sit with.”
-Charles Dickens

Blessings,

Gina

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You can’t be a victim and expect to heal your past.

Life may not seem fair or you may have been born into less than desirable conditions and these events can stick with you for a long time.

What happens to many is that their stories begin to define them, so they make decisions and choices from a place of powerlessness and they embody the victim mentality.

There are perks to being in a victim mentality,

  • you get attention, love and validation
  • you don’t have to take responsibility for your life
  • you have the right to complain
  • others get to pity you
  • people are less likely to criticize you
  • others feel compelled to help you
  • you get to stay stuck in your drama

Focusing on your old story isn’t serving you and blaming others may provide temporary relief but it will also keep you stuck and it may lead you to feelings of powerlessness.

Forgiving those who have hurt or disappointed you isn’t an easy process but it does free you from being a victim. You may want to work with a therapist, spiritual counsellor or discover self-help material but it will take some time to shift your victim mindset.

The rewards of freeing yourself from the past are worth it. You are worth it.

For more help with this refer to my blogs

You Have the Power to Heal Your Life – Posted on October 25, 2016

Activate Your Power – Posted on November 15, 2016

Hugs,

Gina

Don’t Take Anything Personally. Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.

Don Miguel Ruiz

 

 

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Accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble actions.

When your goal is too large and the feeling of accomplishment is a heavy burden, create small steps.

Make each small step a goal in it self. Celebrate the completed small steps and check it off your list with a feeling of victory. Then move to the next step and so on. Until your page is filled with check marks. You may say that this is too simple and your goal is too large for such thinking but its not.

If you are feeling overwhelmed with your goals start now and reduce them each into smaller manageable tasks and goals.

Hugs,

Gina

Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year – and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade!
Anthony Robbins

 

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It is just as easy to think in terms of abundance and prosperity instead of lack.

Prosperity is a way of living and thinking, and not just money or things. Poverty is a way of living and thinking, and not just a lack of money or things.
-Eric Butterworth

I give thanks that I am now rich, well and happy and that my financial affairs are in divine order.
-Catherine Ponder

In God-Mind there is no such thing as a fixed income. Besides, if you consider yourself on a fixed income, it is because you fixed it with your belief system.
-Edwene Gaines

It is just as easy to think in terms of abundance, opulence and prosperity as it is to think in terms of lack, limitation and poverty.
-Robert Collier

Don’t let the opinions of the average man sway you. Dream and he thinks you’re crazy. Succeed, and he thinks you’re lucky. Acquire wealth, and he thinks you’re greedy. Pay no attention. He simply doesn’t understand.
-Robert Allen

It is your right to be rich. You are here to lead the abundance life, and to be happy, healthy, radiant and free. You should therefore, have all the money you need to lead a full, happy, prosperous life.
-Joseph Murphy

Wealth is not a matter of intelligence, it’s a matter of inspiration.
-Jim Rohn

It’s God’s will for you to live in prosperity instead of poverty. It’s God’s will for you to pay your bills and not be in debt.
-Joel Osteen

You must be genuinely convinced that it is the Divine Will for you to have all that you need.
-Emmet Fox

The fastest way to bring more wonderful examples of abundance into your personal experience is to take constant notice of the wonderful things that are already there.
-Esther Hicks

By the mere fact that we have air in our body, the universe says you have the right to prosperity and abundance.
-Lisa Nichols

The only reason any person does not have enough money is because they are blocking money from coming to them with their thoughts.
-Rhonda Byrne

There’s enough for everyone. If you believe it, if you can see it, if you act from it, it will show up for you. That’s the truth.
-Michael Beckwith

All the breaks you need in life wait within your imagination, Imagination is the workshop of your mind, capable of turning mind energy into accomplishment and wealth.
-Napoleon Hill

Blessings,

Gina