There are times when climbing out of the mud of negativity seems impossible. It’s not always easy to summon the mental power to argue logically and calmly against your own negative thought patterns. So here’s a hint to turn negativity on its head: Instead of confronting negative thoughts directly, focus on the positive by filling… [Read More]
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. Warmly, Melanie Ott Inspirational Thoughts “Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you start… [Read More]
The Pursuit of Perfection
Have you ever felt pressure to achieve perfection in your career, relationships, or personal life? Let’s talk about setting yourself free from the pursuit of perfection – and where to focus your effort and energy instead. Warmly, Melanie Ott Inspirational Thoughts “Gold cannot be pure, and people cannot be perfect.” ~ Chinese Proverb “Have no fear of perfection… [Read More]
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 – actively shaping your future self with today’s actions. You may also recall how in the… [Read More]
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 Inspirational Thoughts “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” ~ George Bernard… [Read More]
In today’s fast-paced world of “immediate everything,” patience seems in short supply. Add in the holiday hustle and bustle and being patient truly becomes a virtue! This season, practice patience and reap the benefits of a happier and healthier you. Warmly, Melanie Ott Inspirational Thoughts “Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.”… [Read More]
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, and the freedom and power that flow from letting go. Inspirational Thoughts “Sometimes letting things… [Read More]
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 feel fear’s grip, ask yourself, “Who could I be and what would I do if I… [Read More]
“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 reshape yourself, creates greater self-love. For example, say you’re not a morning person. Instead of… [Read More]
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 a musical instrument or a new language, or tackling crossword or Sudoku puzzles. Care for… [Read More]