you can triumph over trouble

Many of us have no idea just how powerful we actually are and unaware of the reservoir of inner strength we have. We may view others more powerful because of their status, title or the money they have.

Most of the time our inner power is reserved for crisis situations that happen in our lives or the lives of those we love.
Yet our inner power is always there, we just need to remember this and connect with it.

Claim Your Power
by Russell Kemp

Claim your power! Start it flowing. Activate it in your mind. There’s one mind and I’m it’s power. Calmly say this, and you’ll find you’re the master, not a puppet. You are God’s image, not a slave!

You can triumph over trouble. There’s power within you to save. Ever loving, ever waiting. Power in you heeds your word. You were born to be the victor, and to give up is absurd. Dare to listen! Dare to breathe deep!

Now relax, and think with power.Claim your power. Claim your power. God is waiting! Claim your power.”
You are the original power tool.  You do have the power to change your life and in so doing you will have positively changed the chemistry of the entire universe.

Claim your power today!

All the best,


How to find a new job that you enjoy

Many people work in jobs or for people they dislike.

Quitting may not be the answer because most people need the money to pay their bills and have no savings to rely on. You may feel stuck and afraid of not knowing how to change things.

Here are some practical steps that work…

  1. Develop a compelling reason to do this job, for now. Consider what your life would be like if you had no income. That certainly would not feel better. So, this may be the leverage you need to keep you motivated to do this work, for now.
  2. While continuing to work at your current job, start immediately to search for a new job that is more in line with your values, dreams and overall joy.
  3. Make a list of the qualities you want in your new job. Such as location, salary, bonuses, benefits, company size, etc.
  4. Research the companies that appeal to you and send them your resume.
  5. Send your resume to employment agencies and be proactive with your employment search.

It can be discouraging when the job offers are not coming your way. I suggest adopting a healthy self-care routine, work-out, eat well, rest, play and spend time in nature.

Do what you love, as an example, if your goal is to be a fashion designer, create a space in home and time in which to design. This is very important. Do not stop doing what you love because you are not getting paid to do it.

Press on,

Gina Rizzo

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.

Steve Jobs





If the only thing you said in your life was, “thank you,” that would be enough.

It’s a new year and I hope that 2017 is filled with blessings and love.

I want to introduce my new quotes pages. Lets begin the new year with gratitude.

I hope that they inspire and encourage you.

gratitude quotes

Gratitude is the wine for the soul. Go on. Get drunk.

Gratitude is a powerful process for shifting your energy and bringing more of what you want into your life. Be grateful for what you already have and you will attract more good things.
-The Secret

Gratitude in advance is the most powerful creative force in the universe.
-Neale Donald Walsch

The more gratitude I feel, the more I am aware that the supply is endless.
-Louise Hay

When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.
-Anthony Robbins

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.
-Denis Waitley

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.
-William Arthur Ward

Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.
-John Milton

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, “thank you,” that would suffice.
-Meister Eckhart

When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.
-Willie Nelson

If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.
-W. Clement Stone

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
-Albert Einstein

Look at everything as though you were seeing it for the first or the last time, then your time on earth will be filled with glory.
-Betty Smith

What separates privilege from entitlement is gratitude.
-Brené Brown




It isn’t vanity to appreciate yourself, it is a necessity.

french-vintage-womanWhen was the last time you romanced yourself?

  • bought yourself flowers,
  • savored your favorite wine,
  • ate food you loved,
  • made yourself feel truly loved?

It isn’t vanity to appreciate yourself, it is a necessity.



To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.
Oscar Wilde

Eat with Gratitude and Pleasure

hot-chocolate-christmasWe live in a fast-paced world of technology and we are inundated with information. We read something on the internet and might assume, that its true. I have listened to the so-called experts for decades, especially regarding health and nutrition. When ever I went against my gut feelings, I felt a loss of my personal power because I believed them instead of myself.


Question: What do Louise Hay, Anthony Robbins, Andrew Weil, Deepak Chopra and   

Doreen Virtue have in common?

Answer:   These people are leaders in the field of personal development.

They all eat different diets and it works for them.

We are evolving beings and our requirements for nourishment changes. In the last few years I decided to start eating intuitively because what ever I was doing before was not working for me. Sure, knowledge and information is a good thing but we still get to choose. Let’s face it not even the experts can agree on what constitutes good nutrition.

At times, I still find it challenging to decide what to eat but I know that I am getting better at it because I keep asking myself what will work for me now. I don’t judge myself when I choose something that didn’t feel good after I ate it because I know I did my best. This article isn’t about food but about learning to listen and trust yourself by paying attention to your intuition.

I want to enjoy my food and I don’t want to worry about the food police. As we approach the holiday season there might be a temptation to be a glutton and stuff yourself silly but why? I know that I too must remind myself of the most important of vitamins.

Vitamin G – eat with gratitude

Vitamin L – eat with love

Vitamin P – eat with pleasure

Vitamin R – eat in a relaxed state of being

Vitamin S – eat and drink slowly and savour

Buon Appetito




“Treat yourself as if you already are enough. Walk as if you are enough. Eat as if you are enough. See, look, listen as if you are enough. Because it’s true.”
Geneen Roth



Socrates – How to Solve a Problem

monk-meditationA note about desire. From Joseph Murphy – The Power of Your Subconscious Mind

 A young man asked Socrates how he could get wisdom. Socrates replied, “come with me.”

 He took the lad to a river, pushed the boy’s head under water, held it there until the boy was gasping for air, then relaxed and released his head. When the boy regained his composure, Socrates asked him, “What did you desire most when you were under water?”

 “I wanted air,” said the boy.

 Socrates said to him, “When you want wisdom as much as you wanted air when you were immersed in the water, you will receive it.” Likewise, when you really have an intense desire to overcome any block in your life, and you come to a clear-cut decision that there is a way out, and that is the course you wish to follow, then victory and triumph are assured.

 Now that is something to think about.



Be still and quiet, tune in with the Infinite Intelligence, and continue in right thought, right feeling, and right action, and you will arrive at your goal.





You Have the Power to Heal Your Life


This month celebrated Louise Hay 90th birthday.  Louise Hay is known as one of the founders of the self-help movement and she started Hay House, Inc., a successful publishing company. This began as a small venture in her living room and  has turned into a prosperous corporation that has sold millions of books and products worldwide.

I was first introduced to Louise’s work in my late teens. I was struggling with  panic attacks and this was at a time that my only resources were the public library, books shops and talk shows. There was no internet or google so trying to figure out what I had was scary to say the least.

In answer to my prayers for help, I was given one of her affirmation prayers by a lovely spiritual teacher and psychic.  I remember reading the words for the first time and I found such relief in them. This began my journey into a life of spiritual study and learning to integrate mind, body and spirit.

I hope these powerful messages help  and encourage you.

Affirmations and Quotes by Louise Hay

You have the power to heal your life, and you need to know that. We think so often that we are helpless, but we’re not. We always have the power of our mind. Claim and consciously use your power.

Remember, you have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.

Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.

I say “Out” to every negative thought that comes to my mind. No person, place, or thing has any power over me, for I am the only thinker in my mind. I create my own reality and everyone in it.

I am willing to release the need to be unworthy. I am worthy of the very best in life, and I now lovingly allow myself to accept it.

You’ve been criticising yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.

No matter where we live on the planet or how difficult our situation seems to be, we have the ability to overcome and transcend our circumstances.

I do not fix problems. I fix my thinking. Then problems fix themselves.

If you want to understand your parents more, get them to talk about their own childhood; and if you listen with compassion, you will learn where their fears and rigid patterns come from. Those people who “did all that stuff to you” were just as frightened and scared as you are.

Well, I believe you created those experiences over and over because they mirrored something you believed about yourself. It doesn’t really matter how long we have had a problem, or how big it is, or how life-threatening it is. The Point of Power Is Always in the Present Moment.

All is well. Everything is working out for my highest good. Out of this situation only good will come. I am safe.



Doubt will rob you of your vital life energy. Learn to trust yourself and then take inspired action.

Gina Rizzo


The Enchanted Cottage

The Enchanted Cottage

I recently watched a movie on  called The Enchanted Cottage which I feel really highlights the power of our beliefs and how we can transform difficult times by wanting to see the good in all things.

When socialite Army Air Force pilot Oliver Bradford (Robert Young) is disfigured by war wounds, he hides from his family, including his mother and fiancée and decides to live in seclusion in the seaside New England cottage he had rented from its current owner, Mrs. Minnett, for his originally planned honeymoon.

Laura Pennington (Dorothy McGuire) is a shy, homely maid who has hired on as the cottage’s caretaker. Oliver and Laura gradually fall in love and discover that their feelings for each other have mysteriously transformed them. He appears handsome to her and she seems beautiful to him. This “transformation” is perceived only by the two lovers (and the audience). Laura believes that the cottage is “enchanted” because it was once rented to honeymoon couples, and in time the widowed Mrs. Minnett reveals the true story behind the cottage’s enchantment legend.

I highly recommend this movie not only for the love story but for the transformative and renewing powers of love.  It’s not always easy to trust that the Universe has your back during difficult times but this movie reminds us that in doing so we can truly transform our life for the better.


No matter what happens, if I get pushed down, I’m going to come right back up.

Doris Day




Inner Peace Happens When Gratitude Begins

Thank YouThe saying is that ‘Good things come to those that wait,’ but what about good things coming to those that feel good instead? Monty Python told us to ‘always look on the bright side of life.’ What if looking at that bright side brought rewards to you right now?

Expressing gratitude is one of the fastest and most rewarding things you can do to feel better right away. However, we often hold back from expressing gratitude because of thoughts like this:

How can I be grateful?

  • I have no money
  • My health is poor
  • My partner has left me
  • My job is boring
  • Nothing seems to be going right

I am not belittling anybody’s situation because I know how tough it can be. There are kids to feed, bills to be paid, heartaches to be endured and backaches to overcome. These are real life events and, yes, they do not feel good. However, by trying to focus on what is good in your life, you will start to feel better. Have you truly considered how many wonderful things you have in your life, right now?

Happiness starts on the inside first. As Abraham Lincoln put it, “Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.”

Do your eyes work? Can you walk? Do you have children who are precious to you? Do they make you smile? Did you have food to eat today? Do you have a good wage, nice clothes, drive a car? Do you have a good coffee pot, a bathtub? Can you order pizza? Do you have friends who love you? Can you go to a movie, or a concert? Do you have someone to love? Do you have a cat or dog to keep you company and love you, unconditionally? Can you visit the park, the beach, the ocean or the forest and surround yourself with nature?

Our society often tells us how much and what we should want or have. We compare ourselves to others and this can be challenging as we can feel that we never have enough. Who is not judging themselves by their acquisitions or their appearance? Real estate? Investments? Vacations? Vehicle? This focus could entail anything from wanting more money, a better job or a fitter body.

These are great goals to have and work towards. However, it is easy for us to give our power away if we succumb to the “lack mentality.” We begin to lose sight of what good we already have in our life and what is already working well for us. It is not because we are bad or greedy, often it is merely because we are acting from an unconscious level.

Its easy to be grateful when things are going well but its challenging when things aren’t. Yet it is during these times we need it the most. You might not be able to appreciate your current circumstances but maybe you can find beauty in a garden or some fresh homemade bread. Yes, it can be that simple.

Being in a state of gratitude feels good.

Do it often, it works.


Gina Rizzo

For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.

Ralph Waldo Emerson