The best way to succeed is always to try just one more time.

Winston Churchill said it best – Never give up on something that you can’t go a day without thinking about. The journey to success is not an easy one, it takes courage and determination.

There are many reasons why you may not be reaching your goals like, giving up too soon, or not having a strong enough action plan in place but one of the most common sneaky reasons is that we abandon what we truly desire.

You may question your abilities or feel foolish. You tell yourself things like I’m actually happy already I don’t need this added pressure. Self-doubt leaks into your heart and soul and despair sets in.

Imagine Thomas Edison or Steve Jobs saying, I’ve tried for too long and it’s still not working out so I’m throwing in the towel! Don’t give up on your dreams just because you haven’t figured it out just yet.



Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.―Thomas Edison

Inaction breeds doubt – action breeds self-confidence

Self-confidence is a feeling in trusting your own abilities, judgement, qualities and power. Your personal experiences may have caused you to lose confidence in your abilities or have blown away your self-esteem.

A confident person:
• does what they believe is right
• they may ruffle the feathers of friends and family
• they take chances and are willing to make mistakes
• they are optimistic even in the face of adversity
• they accept their fear but still move toward their goals
• they can accept compliments and give them

Don’t confuse confidence with being arrogant, rebellious or spiteful as these feelings only make you feel worse and at best will provide temporary relief. Real self-confidence requires you to be honest with yourself and stick with it, even when it is uncomfortable.

Self-confidence is an important element in having a healthy and balanced life. Don’t wait for confidence before you do the thing you need to do. Do the thing and you will gain self-confidence.

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.Helen Keller



Where are, you stuck in your life?

A lot has been written about the power of beliefs and with good reason: beliefs are very powerful. What is a belief? According to the dictionary a belief is:

An acceptance that a statement is true or that something exists; something one accepts as real or true; a firmly held opinion or conviction.

Many of us have been exposed to conflicting philosophies through family, friends, the media, society, religion and spirituality. The fact is we were instructed, trained and taught by family, school systems and the environment around us.

We were conditioned by our environment and surroundings.

The images and ideas communicated to us can be quite forceful on a subconscious level. Like most, you probably have some inherited beliefs that work and others that don’t and it would be too daunting a task to try to figure out where they all originated.

Therefore, how can you tell if you have a belief that doesn’t work for you? Ask yourself, where do I lose power in my life? With money, work, joy, health, friends, family? What problems keep appearing? Where are, you stuck in your life?

If you are often struggling; lacking in direction; or having difficulty achieving your goals and desires, you may find you are unconsciously or consciously carrying beliefs that aren’t working for you.

Face your challenges head on with the core belief that problems are just speed bumps on the road to your dreams. And from that place, when you take massive action-with an effective and proven strategy-you will rewrite your history.

Tony Robbins



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.


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



The law of attraction responds to your beliefs, thoughts and feelings.

Everyone visualizes whether he knows it or not. Visualizing is the great secret of success.
-Genevieve Berhrend

Any idea, plan or purpose may be placed in the mind though repetition of thought.
-Napoleon Hill

It is the combination of thought and love which forms the irresistible force of the law of attraction.
-Charles Haanel

The essence of this law is that you must think abundance; see abundance, feel abundance, believe abundance. Let no thought of limitation enter your mind.
-Robert Collier

If you can see it in your mind, you’re going to hold it in your hand.
-Bob Proctor

You attract the predominant thoughts that you’re holding in your awareness.
-Michael Bernard Beckwith

The law of attraction is a law of nature. It is as impartial and as impersonal as the law of gravity is. It is precise and it is exact.
-Rhonda Byrne

Many people who order their lives rightly in all other ways are kept in poverty by their lack of gratitude.
-Wallace Wattles

Always do your best. What you plant now will harvest later.
-Og Mandino

When you ask, it is given but at some point, you have to start expecting.
-Abraham Hicks

Busy your mind with the concepts of harmony, health, peace, and good will, and wonders will happen in your life.
-Joseph Murphy

Change your conception of yourself and you will automatically change the world in which you live. Do not try to change people; they are only messengers telling you who you are. Revalue yourself and they will confirm the change.
-Neville Goddard

We must learn to let go, to give up, to make room for the things we have prayed for and desired.
-Charles Fillmore

Keep on praying for faith, it is through prayer that you develop all your wonderful qualities of soul.
-Myrtle Fillmore



How can you respect yourself if you’re afraid to be who you are?

Growing up my parents were always worried about what the neighbours thought. They were afraid to say anything that would bring shame to the family.

Was there something special about the people in our neighbourhood that I didn’t know about? Were we the only family who had problems?

Looking back now, I often wonder what heck were my parents thinking?

Today when I catch myself caring about, “what will the neighbours think” I say to myself it’s none of my business what the neighbours think!!

While I am not totally free of what people think about me and caring a little wee bit is ok because there is a potential for growth however I can say this for sure; I care less and less. Its not about being rebellious or controversial its more about really liking who you are.

Life and people don’t always make sense but being honest and true to yourself makes really good sense.

If you can’t accept who you really are how can anyone else?

With respect,


I never loved another person the way I loved myself.

Mae West




Your stuff love it, use it, or release it.

The gift of letting go of clutterRelease and Rejuvenate

I have been organizing my dressers and closets since I was a child, long before organizing became a trend. I find it very therapeutic and it always gives me the feeling of a fresh start.

Your belongings are reflections of you. They contain memories, stories and take up space physically and emotionally. Over-stuffed cabinets, disorganized paperwork, mementos of past relationships, broken and missing jewelry pieces and boxes of childhood toys.

For many the idea of throwing out or donating their “stuff” is difficult. The associations with it keep the memories alive. Sometimes those memories aren’t even good ones. So why keep them?

Clutter and holding on to things can also be a sign to the universe that you don’t believe you’ll have the resources to buy or replace them if needed. Someone out there can use what you’re not using and might really need it.

Holding on to your “just in case” items that you haven’t used in years or decades can promote more lack. Excess clutter can block the energy from flowing in you. There’s literally no room for new energy to come in.

If you live or work in a cluttered environment, ask yourself what’s the payoff? That is something that only you can answer. There is nothing wrong with keeping cherished mementos but don’t let them overtake your space or have you living in the past.

If you feel overwhelmed with the amount of stuff you have, start with one drawer or closet per week. It doesn’t have to go all at once, but you will like the feeling of space and renewal that you want to say goodbye to those unused items.


Gina Rizzo

Deep within each of us is a longing for home. We yearn for a place of comfort where we can be ourselves,
where we can realize our dreams.
Denise Linn




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