We all need a little encouragement every now and then. To encourage a sister means to fill her with courage, to raise her confidence, to give her hope. We could all use a little of that, right? Even though One Degree Shift is a community of encouragers, I try to share a dose of motivation with them every week. Whether I share something to energize them or to help them get through a challenge or simply to remind them of their awesomeness, I make deliberate words of encouragement part of our learning culture. We Need Encouragement to Persevere in Life [...]
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January flew by in a flash, and February is a short month. Don't let your days slip by. Together, let's make each day count. Gratitude Can Turn Your Life Around Gratitude is a powerful practice that can have a profound impact on your life. When we are thankful for what we already have, we begin to see the joy in the little things. And, actually writing down the things we are thankful for reinforce them in our hearts and mind. I read that whenever we intentionally give thanks for something we would normally overlook, we strengthen a neural pathway in [...]
It's the start of a brand new year. A fresh start. Another year to learn and grow mentally, physically, emotionally & spiritually. An opportunity to create a better life for yourself. Whether you want to write a book, make more money, get fit, stay healthy, have more fun, retire... whatever you desire, the new year offers us one more chance to create real change. There Is Great Learning In Mistakes As odd as it may sound, this is also another year to make mistakes. This quote by author Neil Gaiman perfectly captures my new year's wish for all of us... “I [...]
There are 7.1 billion humans on the planet and each one has a unique character. So... what determines your character? Join millions in a global conversation around character -- focusing on who we are, who we want to be in the world, and how to develop these character strengths.
Mindy Harvey, America's Got Talent contestant, has more than talent. She has HEART, courage, and an incredible gift to inspire us all to never give up on our dreams. You may have seen her audition video trending on social media. Here are some questions to help you imagine your life if you had the courage to try again. You too were meant to do more with your life than just give up.
Many people are under the mistaken assumption that American Healthcare is Number One in the world, but the truth is our country ranks behind most of the other industrialized nations in most areas and even behind some of the third world nations – like Bangladesh - in things like infant mortality. What's really sick and crazy about medicine today is the lack of attention to prevention and treatment, lack of enough providers, and a healthcare system gone awry. The most important thing is that you become more aware of what some of these issues are and learn some things you CAN do to look out for yourself and your loved ones.
The problems we face in America today is not that we watch different news, it is that we don’t talk to each other. A conversation can be a powerful thing. Join thousands of people (women, men, all people, all ages) around the world in a global conversation in support of 50/50 Day on May 10, 2017. Take part in a global movement and dynamic discussion to learn, share ideas, build connection, and do something to create positive, sustainable change.
Conventional medicine and pharmaceuticals often just manage symptoms instead of actually addressing the root cause so people suffering from chronic conditions sometimes never find true healing. However, Heather D. Shover knows that there are other healing modalities which treat the person and not the disease. She shares her own healing journey in this feature article to let you know there is a different way to heal. Heather says, "When you bring a person back into a balanced state, that is where true healing begins."
We are not meant to do everything on our own, and building a meaningful life or achieving your heartfelt dreams are just two areas where we need help from others. We aren't designed to carry the load alone. We are here to support each other. Here's a 3-step success formula for easily achieving your dreams (the kind you have while you are very much awake) and a strategy for empowering others to accelerate how quickly your dream becomes a reality.
Playing it safe is actually not safe at all. It's an illusion! In fact, it is dangerous for your health and well-being when you restrain your potential and limit who you are created to be. Cassandra Washington and members of her One Degree Shift community know from experience that when you play it safe you will never fulfill your purpose. They also know that you can play bigger when you connect to others. Learn how to stop playing small in your life and discover the difference you are meant to make.