A Review of 2012: Great Authors, Great Insight
With the end of 2012 coming to a close, it is a time for all of us to look back on great memories, and to look forward to many more great memories to come. For me, 2012 has marked a period of evolutionary grow, where I have learned to let go, to embrace my vulnerability and my strength and a chance to truly embody my life’s purpose. Now, there is still much work to be done and I feel that 2013 will my year, as I hope it will be your year to grow, proper, find love and joy and happiness.
In today’s article, I share with you some of my top blog artists, authors and people of raw awesomeness!
Yours in Health,
Ordinary Courage Blog Series:
Below are some of my favourite readings and chapters from Brene’s book “Daring Greatly.” Brené Brown, Ph.D., LMSW is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past decade studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame. Brené is the author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead (2012). She is also the author of The Gifts of Imperfection (2010), and I Thought It Was Just Me (2007).
“ If we truly want a more compassionate world, we must dare greatly and take actions that communicate to veterans or military families that they are not alone. Actions that communicate, “Your struggle is my struggle. Your trauma is my trauma. Your healing is my healing.” ~ Brene Brown
Gabrielle Bernstein is making her mark. Expanding the lexicon for the next generation spiritual seekers, Gabrielle is a #1 bestselling author of the books Add More ~ing to Your Life – A hip guide to happiness and Spirit Junkie – A Radical Road to Self-Love and Miracles. In January 2013 she launches her new book May Cause Miracles (published by Random House.) Gabrielle is also the founder of the social networking site HerFuture.com for women to inspire, empower and connect.
It’s Not Magic, It’s Manifesting!
(Posted: November 27th, 2012)
“Manifesting” is such a buzzword these days, but what exactly does it mean? Let me demystify it for you. Here’s the deal: We’re all super attractors. We all have the power to co-create our reality. The only problem — often we use our power wrongly. We think we’re playing magic tricks with the Universe when really we just need to be more creative. In this video, I share my favorite tips for artfully co-creating your reality. Want to kick it up a notch?”
Video Link for Gabby’s Vlog: http://youtu.be/lUe6xad-re4
SETH GODIN has written fourteen books that have been translated into more than thirty languages. Every one has been a bestseller. He writes about the post-industrial revolution, the way ideas spread, marketing, quitting, leadership and most of all, changing everything.
Believing What We Want to Believe
(Posted: December 27, 2012)
Human beings, thanks to culture and genetics, are inclined to be pessimistic, fearful, skeptical and believers in conspiracy theories. We also don’t like change.
The marketer (products, government, religion, whatever) that decides to trade in any of these glitches has a tremendous advantage. It’s far easier to create fear than to soothe it, far easier to argue for a conspiracy than to prove that one doesn’t exist.
When we find ourselves rewarding our instincts instead of reality, we often make poor choices. Of course, sometimes there’s a good reason to be afraid or to imagine that a secret conspiracy is at work. Not often, though.
When confronted by a mass of facts and nothing but instinct or tribal confirmation on the other side, it might be worth revisiting why we choose to believe what we believe.
Cliff Harvey (ND, Dip.Fit, HbT, Adv.Psych-K, Reiki lll) is a Naturopath, author and speaker specialising in holistic performance nutrition and mind-body-spirit medicine. He teaches people how to give themselves the chemical building blocks of health (great nutrition) and how to integrate new patterns of behaviour and actions to achieve their life, health and performance goals.
Leading or Convincing?
(Posted: Tuesday, September 11, 2012)
My good friend Coach Bott of Human Motion Strength & Conditioning once said something that really stuck with me; ‘I’m not here to convince anyone of anything’.
We have all been in discussions and tried to convince people that our position or our perspective is the ‘right’ one, and having all been in this position we can see how in most cases it is futile.
I think most of us have been in the position too of not having a thought of convincing others that our way is the right one, but instead simply doing what we know and believe to be the right thing. And hey presto, people begin following!
When we lead with conviction and a clear sense of purpose people will follow for the simple reason that they are being given a role model that inspires them, and most importantly that they do not feel that they are being sold anything.
We’re just out there doing our thing, doing the work and inspiring people along the way.
You can spend your valuable time and energy trying to convince people of your position, or you can act and do something to make a positive change in the world.”
Fantastic and Zen-Mind Blowing Blogs to Follow:
- Owning Pink: http://www.owningpink.com/blogs/gabrielle-bernstein
- Gabrielle Bernstein TV: http://gabbyb.tv/
- Her Future: http://www.herfuture.com/
- Mike Dooley: Notes From the Universe: http://www.tut.com/
- John Maxwell: Leadership: http://johnmaxwellonleadership.com/