IS MONEY THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL?

by Yvonne Barlow Relationships, Self Improvement
Is money the root of all evil or is it the way we come by it; cherish it and what we do with it? I believe that money is a necessary evil, if it is an evil at all.  I know that I have such a longing for it that it can’t be a righteous thing.  I am trying to make some money through Six Figure Mentors as an Affiliate Marketer as well as an import/exporter.  These endeavours have not yet afforded ...
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IS IT WRONG?

by Yvonne Barlow Home Based Business, Self Improvement, Home and Family
When you see other people who seem to be living the perfect, is it wrong to feel jealous that you don’t have the same advantage? When life is feeling like there is no joy and you see someone else living an ideal lifestyle, it is natural to feel somewhat jealous.  It is not that you wish anyone else to have misfortune, it is just that What About Me scenario that creeps into our thoughts and emotions. If you find yourself feeling jealous ...
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MAKE SUCCESS YOUR DESTINATION

by Yvonne Barlow Self Improvement, Home and Family
Don't wait by the roadside for success to come along like a crosstown bus.  Go out and find it, flag it down, and jump aboard. There is an anonymous poem entitled "The Road to Success", in which the author writes that the road to success is not straight.  One curve leads to failure, another leads to confusion.  Friends and relatives are the speed bumps and flashing yellow caution lights along the way.   Sometimes your job will seem like a flat tire. To ...
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REWARDS

by Yvonne Barlow Self Improvement, Home and Family
Rewarding ourselves seems like a selfish thing to do and yet it can be so therapeutic and healthy to reward yourself for decisions you make in life. What’s your reward for staying in a bad situation or for moving into a better life or for breaking a habit?  Sometimes we do get a reward for staying in a bad situation, albeit money; security; familiarity, which is understandable, especially if we are not ready to make the move into the next chapter ...
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MISTAKES…WHY DO WE CONTINUE TO MAKE BAD DECISIONS?

by Yvonne Barlow Relationships, Self Improvement, Home and Family
Unfortunately, there is no Undo button on life.  We have to suffer the consequences of all our decisions, good and bad. Making bad decisions is a habit that, like all habits, takes an awful lot of work to break.  It seems it is the easiest habit to start but the hardest to break.  I keep looking for an “undo” button or “control z” to go back and unmake some of my greatest decisions.  The problem with going back in time is ...
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WHAT’S YOUR GREATEST FEAR – LONELINESS?

by Yvonne Barlow Self Improvement, Home and Family
Are you afraid of being alone or being lonely? The wise philosophers write that you can be just as lonely in a crowded room as you can by yourself.  This is true especially if you are not okay with yourself.  If you don’t like yourself or are not happy with your own company, you can’t be happy in other people’s company.  Much the same as I have previously written about self-love, you can’t be loved if you don’t love yourself first. Get ...
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REACHING OUT TO THE UNKNOWN.

by Yvonne Barlow Relationships, Self Improvement
There are greater things in this universe that we can’t know or control.  Reaching out to the unknown can give you some guidance and hope. I am a spiritual person, but I still believe in the unknown influencers that work hand in hand with God; the Spiritual World; Buddha, The Universe.  There are times when things are going down a certain path and I have to ask if this is destiny or are there other sources interrupting the natural flow.  It ...
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I’M NOT WORTHY….

by Yvonne Barlow Relationships, Health and Fitness, Self Improvement, Home and Family
Depression; Anxiety; Stealing; Lying; Deception; Promiscuity are all symptoms of lack of self-worth. What is “self-worth”?  We talk about it as if it is something that is only important to ourselves, that we love ourselves and are worthy of ourselves.  This is not the case, what we are really striving for is to feel that we are of worth to others.  Therefore, we act out.  We display anti-social behaviours such as promiscuity; deception; rebellion just to get someone’s attention.  That attention ...
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WHERE’S YOUR PASSION?

by Yvonne Barlow Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, Self Improvement, Home and Family
When you have blocked all your emotions to shield yourself, how do you go about finding your Passion? I am trying to start my online affiliate marketing business.  They ask you to find what you are passionate about and work with that.  After two-thirds of my life having no opportunity or permission to be passionate about anything, it is difficult to suddenly turn around and find something.  The main thing I am interested in is helping people who are going through ...
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TIPS FOR SURVIVING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE…

by Yvonne Barlow Relationships, Self Improvement, Home and Family
Stop being a VICTIM and become a SURVIVOR both inside and outside of the relationship.  You’ve got this.. Surviving domestic violence comes in many shapes and sizes.  The thing to remember is that you can be a SURVIVOR whilst still inside a domestic violent relationship or when you leave that relationship, it is all about mindset; being prepared and having faith in your own inner control. TIP 1:  YOU HAVE A CHOICE. When I say have a choice, I mean you choose to ...
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WE ARE WHAT WE ATTRACT.

by Yvonne Barlow Relationships, Self Improvement, Home and Family
WHERE DID THAT COME FROM? It’s no wonder so many victims of domestic violence are of the belief that it’s their fault.  The gurus who talk about the Law of Attraction say that we attract people and circumstances into our lives based on what we believe.  Although no one could possibly want to attract violence into their lives, I believe that the attraction comes from our own self-belief of worthiness.  I was raised to believe that I was stupid; fat and ...
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MAN’S INHUMANITY TO MAN – DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.

by Yvonne Barlow Self Improvement, Home and Family
THE FIRST TIME….. I remember the first time so well that it feels like it happened this morning.  I was driving in a car with my new boyfriend when out of the blue WHAM I got a punch to the side of my head.  I couldn’t believe what had happened or why.  We were just driving along, no arguments; no raised voices; no signs whatsoever. I was left stunned and sore, but he just kept on driving as though he’d just ...
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A Better Future

by Yvonne Barlow Relationships, Health and Fitness, Self Improvement, Home and Family
HERE’S TO A BETTER FUTURE  Is it too much to want a better future for myself?  Don’t I deserve what other people have?  What about ME? What’s wrong with me? When will this end?  Why can’t I be happy, even for just a little while?  Is it just me, or is life really difficult?  I don’t mean just now and then, but all the time, hard.  It’s like there is no end to the misery and you ask yourself if the constant ...
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