Steve Harvey's Guiding Principle About Legacy

by Ingrid Sutherland Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement, Home and Family
Steve Harvey's honest and transparent insight hits home every time I watch this clip.   So often we cannot hear clearly what our close family is saying but when the message comes from someone else, a neutral party, we can hear the message loud and clear. We have heard this message about living your life to the fullest but when it comes from the lips of a dying woman there is a gravity to the words.  The words become heavy, weighted, and sink ...
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Do What you Love No Matter What

by Ingrid Sutherland Relationships, Self Improvement, Communications
We all have that side of us that we sometimes hide in fear of judgement.   Sometimes "bad" things happen and we don't even want to share the ugly side of our lives.  I remember when I had a miscarriage.  I was experiencing a huge mix of emotions and one of them was shame.  What was wrong with me?  What was wrong with my body?  The shame was strong. When I first started sharing my situation with close friends I was shocked how ...
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How To Keep Your Mind Sharp!

by Ingrid Sutherland Health and Fitness, Self Improvement, Communications
Marissa Peer makes an excellent point about keeping the mind young.  How to remember? The problem is, what if you mind is tired and keeps forgetting to do new things?  I have found that a physical object is the best way to remind myself to keep something fresh in the works. Use a physical reminders For example, I'll put a rubber band or bracelet on my wrist as reminder to brush my teeth with the opposite hand.  Sometimes I'll pay attention to which foot ...
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The Strange Morning Habit of Successful People

by Ingrid Sutherland Self Improvement, Communications, Reference and Education
We all know that familiar pull of procrastination, don't we?  I know it well. The truth is that when I wake up all of the tasks I need to accomplish are listed in my head.  Of course, then I get busy, busy with busy tasks which help me avoid the one thing I am dreading.   This can go on for days.  You have been there, haven't you?  I've put off uncomfortable situations for years.  I can tell you, they didn't get easier ...
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Hack Rejection With 5 Easy Steps

by Ingrid Sutherland Relationships, Self Improvement, Communications
Have you ever noticed how most people remember the painful comments more vividly than the ones?  Certainly, I'm guilty.   Let me tell you a story...  My mother, for as long as I can remember, has told me, and anyone else who would listen, that she had broad shoulders. As a little girl I didn't think twice about the comment.  Shoulders didn't matter to me.  My mother was saying things she often repeated.  A few years older, when I began shopping for clothes, ...
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The Major Cause of Depression

by Ingrid Sutherland Relationships, Health and Fitness, Self Improvement, Communications
Let the positive in Marisa Peer points out that it is the super critical, harsh inner voice that we hear all day long that leads to depression and anxiety.  Your may do this without ever realizing it.  Have you internalized that voice and now use it when people try to give you compliments?  Stop and think about how you react to nice things other people say to you?  Stop and check yourself Don't reject the compliment or degrade yourself.  Smile, say, "thank you" ...
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How To Leave Fear Behind and Start Living!

by Ingrid Sutherland Relationships, Self Improvement, Communications
What is your mindset? I grew up in a wonderfully diverse community outside of New York City.  The network of communter train brought people from all different geography backgrounds into our community.  Growing up was a rich experience, culturally.  But every culture has it's own mindset, behavior patterns to follow.  When you grow up in a culture you don't often see the mindset.  You just copy the patterns to fit in. Despite our diverse back round, every child in the culture learned that ...
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Choose To Create Your Future!

by Ingrid Sutherland Relationships, Self Improvement, Communications
The demographics were not good.  Sarah had just left an abusive 10-year relationship.  Her chances of picking another abusive man was about 60%.  Of course, her cycle began in childhood, watching her mother and father's relationship.  Therapy can break that cycle.  With therapy and new, healthy habits, Sarah had every chance of a bright future.  Of course, Sarah was not unique.  We all have patterns we repeat from the past.  Often these patterns are triggered by emotions.  Finding ways to cool these ...
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