Silence The Voice of Doubt by DOING

By Jenny Hansen If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced. — Vinny vG. Yep, that “Vinny vG” was a do-er. [That’s Vincent van Gogh to the rest of us, [...]

Achieve Success by Playing To Your Strengths

by Jenny Hansen This post is dedicated to all you new grads, and to the parents who’ve supported your journey. * * * * * * As a corporate software trainer, I’ve got to be ON each day I’m in the classroom. It doesn’t matter whether [...]

A Secret to Success, In 200 Words or Less

by Jenny Hansen photo credit: Melody Campbell via photopin cc “If you can eliminate the outside noise, you’ll find that the answers are inside you.“ ~ Russell Simmons, co-founder of Def Jam Recordings When I travel, I always [...]

21 Things That Will Make You More Beautiful

by Jenny Hansen One of my BFFs comes from a long line of debutantes. The kind of women that form the backbones of the communities down in North Carolina, where she’s from. A few years back we had this conversation: Her: What do you use [...]

Have a Love Affair with YOURSELF

Several years ago, of my gal-pals called me and said, “I’m walking down a new path, starting today. I’m going to have a love affair with myself. I’m taking a room at the beach and doing nothing but be kind to myself for [...]

20 Kickass Things About Being 40 (And Beyond)

Earlier this week an article called 40 Effed Up Things About Being 40 came across my Facebook feed and the crowd went wild. The author of the post, Amy Wruble, from Carriage Before Marriage is awesome, but in this case I’m going to disagree [...]

23 Stellar Bits of Motivation from Zig Ziglar

by Jenny Hansen Several years ago, I went to a motivational seminar and saw Zig Ziglar live. Two words: Life Changing. He wasn’t a young man by any means but he was the guy with the most energy and enthusiasm. I’ve never figured [...]

Meditating Moment by Moment

By KM Huber In almost every post, I blog about present moment awareness, yet I, too, experience many moments that are less than mindful. Sometimes, those moments last for weeks but mindfulness has taught me that all moments pass and by staying [...]

When the Center Can No Longer Hold, What Then?

By KM Huber Dukkha is the first of the Four Noble Truths in Buddhism and is usually translated as suffering, a concept that has always appealed to me about as much as the phrase falling apart, hence my on-again, off-again nearly thirty-year [...]

The Whole World That is Home

By KM Huber It is revealing how far one will travel only to discover that one was always home. For me, it is always a return to the reality of everywhere I go, there I am. The last time was just a few months ago, a physical distance of over [...]