Category Archives: Living Courageously

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Say NO to Negativity!

It’s time to say NO to negativity! With the continuing barrage of horrific world news, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and hopeless. Join me in releasing the toxicity of negativity by filling your life with the healing power of positivity. … Continue reading

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Create It & Become It: Using Your Body to Change Your Mind!

“Nonverbal [cues] govern how others think and feel about us – do they govern how we think and feel about ourselves?” ~ Amy Cuddy In my most recent e-newsletter I talked about how to create it and become it – … Continue reading

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Create It and Become It

You’ve heard of the concept “fake it till you make it.” Let’s take that idea one step further. Let’s talk about how to create it and become it – actively shaping your future self with today’s actions. Warmly, Melanie Ott … Continue reading

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Have Faith

Faith can be difficult to understand and even more challenging to practice. But when you have faith, it provides focus, energy, and the courage to act — it transforms you. Today I’m sharing thoughts on the power of faith in your life, career, … Continue reading

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Let It Go!

The popular children’s movie has made it catchy to tell ourselves and others to Let It Go! But releasing what does not serve us is easier said than done. Let’s explore why we hold on to things, knowing when to relax our grip, … Continue reading

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Live Boldly: Life Larger than Your Fears

Fear. You’ve experienced it: Sweating, chills, gut-wrenching nausea, difficulty breathing, and a racing heart. Fear is hardwired into your brain to protect you from danger – but it can also consume your energy, hinder your progress, and choke your spirit. Next time you … Continue reading

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Make A U-Turn

If you’ve ever made a decision, then realized you needed to change course – or sensed your life is headed in the wrong direction – this newsletter is for you! We’re talking about making a U-turn: turning your life around … Continue reading

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“And Above All: To Thine Own Self Be True.”

A tremendous part of appreciating and loving yourself is learning to be true to yourself.  Knowing what you stand for and what you believe gives you tremendous power.  And learning to accept yourself as you are, instead of constantly striving to … Continue reading

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Invest in Your Mind, Body, and Spirit

At its highest level, self-acceptance is a form of self-love.  People who love themselves take good care of their mind, body, and spirit. Nourish your mind by going back to school for that degree, requesting a “stretch” assignment at work, learning … Continue reading

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Let Go of These 5 Things to Cultivate Joy

When you’re working hard to cultivate joy in your life, several unhealthy behaviors and attitudes can stand in your way and keep you from experiencing true, deeply-rooted joy. Let go of these five obstacles to cultivate joy in your life. … Continue reading

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