One Wild Life ~ Belly Laugh At Least Once A Day

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  “Our most effective weapon is laughter.” ~Mark Twain I started belly laughing daily when I did the Encourage Yourself 21-Day Challenge. I keep it up now because it makes me feel better. According to many medical centers (including the Mayo Clinic & the University of Maryland, their research quoted here), laughter is great for […]

One Wild Life ~ The Ultimate Blog Challenge

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  Okay, so sometimes I say yes to things without fully appreciating what I’m getting myself into. The Ultimate Blog Challenge (UBC) was one of those things. It’s a challenge to write 30 posts in 30 days. So for the month of April, I cranked out a post a day. Here’s the good that came […]

Encourage Yourself Challenge ~ Ends Here

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  Well, the Encouragement Challenge has officially ended on the blog, but you keep going! I’ve really had a blast doing this challenge. I hope you did, too. I hope you encouraged yourself, believed in yourself, empowered yourself, and spurred yourself on to reach for the life you most want. You are worth having it. […]

Encourage Yourself Challenge ~ Day 21

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  Challenge task: Look at how far you’ve come. Make a list of all you’ve achieved (big or small). Enjoy & celebrate your successes the whole day. Reminders: Be gentle with what you say & think about yourself today (remember to use your pillar-word mantra). Write down & say out loud something positive (that you admire or appreciate) about yourself today. Spend some […]

Encourage Yourself Challenge ~ Day 20

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  Challenge task: Let go of the outcome. Don’t worry about how it’s all going to turn out. You just do your work today. You keep working toward the life you want. Let go of the expectations. Let go of the need to control. Let go of the box you may have put yourself in […]

Encourage Yourself Challenge ~ Day 19

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  Challenge task: Speak strength to yourself today. Write YES I CAN! on something. Anything. A Post-It or a notecard or the back of your hand. Somewhere you will see it. Read it. Carry it with you. Read it again. Let it sink in. Believe it. Tack it to a mirror & look yourself in […]

Encourage Yourself Challenge ~ Day 18

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  Challenge task: Take care of yourself today. Slow down. Calm down. Take a few deep breaths. Get some extra rest. Eat better. Drink plenty of water. Get some exercise. Get some fresh air. Make an appointment with the doctor/nutritionist/therapist/healthcare-professional if you’ve been putting it off. You’re worth the time to take care of your […]

Encourage Yourself Challenge ~ Day 17

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  Challenge task: Be your authentic self. All day. Don’t try to be what your mama/daddy/spouse/kids/friends/boss wants you to be. Tell the truth to yourself & about yourself. Let go of the person you might be pretending to be. Be yourself. All day. Reminders: Be gentle with what you say & think about yourself today (remember to use your pillar-word mantra). […]

Encourage Yourself Challenge ~ Day 16

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  Challenge task: Reach again for the life that you most want. Take another action today that will move you closer to the life that you most want. Reminders: Be gentle with what you say & think about yourself today (remember to use your pillar-word mantra). Write down & say out loud something positive (that you admire or appreciate) about yourself today. Spend […]

Encourage Yourself Challenge ~ Day 15

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  Challenge task: Reach for the life that you most want. Take one action today that will move you closer to the life that you most want. Reminders: Be gentle with what you say & think about yourself today (remember to use your pillar-word mantra). Write down & say out loud something positive (that you admire or appreciate) about yourself today. Spend some […]