Setting Boundaries For Healthy Relationships

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“Every human being must have boundaries in order to have successful relationships or a successful performance in life.”-Henry Cloud

The more you give the more they take. Be careful. Sometimes people get to the point that they don’t even ask when you’re generous. What’s yours is theirs, including your precious time.

“Givers have to set limits because takers rarely do.”-Henry Ford

That’s why establishing boundaries early in any connection is crucial. Setting boundaries early on are to protect you not to hurt others. …


Personal Growth

Simple Steps To Turn Chaos Into Clarity

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“It’s a lack of clarity that creates chaos and frustration. Those emotions are poison to any living goal.”-Steve Maraboli

Walking into a spiderweb in the middle of the night can cause temporary chaos and confusion as you struggle to figure out what happened, while tugging away at dirty white strings clinging to your hair and lips.

It’s a fleeting moment of worry before clarity pierces through. That’s how life goes, filled with worry and anxiety until the dust settles.

Worrying if you’ve made the right decisions ignites most of the panic riddled events in our lives.

  • Did I do the right thing?


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The world is a jungle, overrun with over-achievers and constant competition. We’re led to believe nice guys finish last and the early bird gets the worm. That means hustle hard, fast, and make no apologies.

How can one be humble in such a harsh world without being flattened? No one wants to be a doormat for the ruthless, used as a tool to someone else’s success.

Humility does not mean meek and weak. Being humble in a world that idolizes boastful brutes is powerful in itself.

Proverbs 6:18, (NIV): Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.

Everyone experiences some type of set-back in life. The humble has an amazing ability to piece the puzzle of life back together when cracks occur. …


Writing

Thank You For Being Brave

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“Authenticity requires a certain measure of vulnerability, transparency, and integrity.”-Janet Louise Stephenson

To be true to yourself you have to sometimes go against the crowd. It’s extremely difficult to have the courage to go against the grain in the era of social media. If you offend anyone you are nailed to the cross.

To be happy you must stay true to your foundation even if others don’t understand. People will try to persuade you to their way of living and thinking. Sometimes if you balk, they will try to force you to conform…don’t.

Trust your gut. If you’re giving in just to appease the masses then you will consistently feel unsettled, unfulfilled, like a total sell-out.


The lure of being powerful and in control of one’s own destiny is intoxicating. To have popular motivators tickling your ears and tell you that the world is yours for the taking is a dream come true. All you have to do is think positively and ask, it is pure magic. You’re in charge and you’re the boss. Ask. Believe. Receieve. It’s that simple…or is?

There is an incredible phenomenon that continues to spread throughout the New Age Spirituality community of people turning back to Jesus. If you have even a hint of a Christian past then you probably have experienced doubts as you navigate the New Age. …


It’s Time To Stop Silencing Each Other

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“If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.”-George Washington

Sometimes I am confused by the anger and vitriol spewed from those advocating for the innocent and the voiceless.

We all have opinions and view the world in different ways. We have to learn to exercise a healthy respect for those differences.

Shaming people into silence does not solve anything. You can’t have the important conversations to make changes if no one is willing to listen or worse, one side is muzzled.

“When people show you who they are believe them.”-Maya …


Live A Meaningful Life

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“The best way to prepare for death is to live life to its fullest.”-John Bytheway

“Come on! Just throw something on and come out with us,” is a plea we’ve all heard from friends that are in the mood to party when we’re not.

Reluctantly, we give in. To our surprise we have a good time. We shudder to think we would have wasted a night hiding away at home.

There will be times when we want to hibernate. Hide away, turning down offers from friends and family. This is a surefire way to stay miserable.

Humans need to socialize even if it’s via Zoom. We need to communicate. …


How To Hang On During Tough Times

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There’s nothing wrong or evil about having a bad day. There’s everything wrong with making others have to have it… with you.-Neil Cavuto

Is today a tough day? Are you struggling to just exist today? It happens to all of us. Some days are just rough.

You want to close your eyes and wake up to tomorrow already. Unfortunately, you have to muster through today.

It’s a challenge to forge through a rough day or week. The temptation to shrink away and hide is high but we can’t hide. …


Don’t forget the person that matters the most.

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“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”-Gautama Buddha

We love to give to others. We give our time, energy, advice, and even material things because we care.

When you give your time and energy to others, although fulfilling, it can begin to take a toll on you if you don’t have the right balance.

If you find yourself exhausted because you have left little time to take care of your needs then you must step back and assess where you can make some changes.

Our time and energy are our most precious resources and they can get away from us if we’re not careful. …


Learn To Grow With Change

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“A wise man adapts himself to circumstances, as water shapes itself to the vessel that contains it.”-Chinese Proverb

When forced to start over don’t look at it as if you’re starting with nothing. You’re not starting over empty handed, this time you’re starting from experience.

You are always presented with two choices, adapt to change or repeat the past. You can not always change what’s happening around you but you can start with changing you. How you react to change and how you behave is totally within your control. Focus on what you can control.

Life will go on whether you acknowledge what is happening or whether you hide beneath the covers. Therefore, it’s best to be at the helm, helping to steer as much as you can. You don’t want to wake up, millions of miles from shore. The head in the sand approach to life doesn’t work when it is constantly changing around you. …

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Charlene Fate

Editor of Inspire 250 and Mystic Spirituality.

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