Category Archives: Living Courageously

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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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Cultivate Joy

As the year draws to a close, I encourage my friends, family, and clients to cultivate joy. By purposely choosing to be joyful, you will reclaim peace, wonder, and gratitude in all aspects of your life. Warmly, Melanie Ott Inspirational … Continue reading

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Smart Tips to Make the BEST Decision Possible

Decision making is an important pre-cursor to action. But there’s a delicate balance between making a decision just to move forward, and making the best decision for your life and goals. These tips can help guide you towards the wisest … Continue reading

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Make A Decision & Make It Happen

Have you ever felt stymied by indecision and unable to move forward in your life? This month we’re talking about making decisions and taking action: vital steps to progress and success. Warmly, Melanie Ott Inspirational Thoughts “Make decisions from the … Continue reading

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Practicing Positivity: Accept Negativity and Move Forward

In Chinese philosophy, the idea of yin and yang describes how apparently opposite or contrary forces are actually complementary, interconnected, and interdependent. What does that have to do with positivity? Well, just as many tangible dualities – light and dark, … Continue reading

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Harness the Power of Confidence

Confidence is our greatest personal resource. With it, we can face our fears and overcome any obstacles. Without it, we’re destined to fail. If you’ve ever heard your inner voice questioning your talents, your smarts, or your abilities, this month’s … Continue reading

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A Practical Resource to Stop Worry

Worry isn’t something you can stop doing overnight. It’s an emotion rooted deep in our beings, and sometimes it can feel like an insurmountable mountain. With challenges like this, I know it can be helpful to take one simple action … Continue reading

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5 Habits of People Who Never Worry

1. They ask the right questions. Most worriers are all wrapped up in one major question: “What if?” Asking the right questions will help you stop worrying in its tracks. Just ask yourself these questions to gain some perspective on … Continue reading

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