Reblog Wednesday: Fail and keep failing — Cristian Mihai

If there’s anything that can be discouraging, is trying to achieve something and getting nowhere with it. That idea you had, maybe you have never gone anywhere with it because of fear, fear of failure, or even fear of success. Whatever it is, this post here by Cristian Mihai is very encouraging and highlights a few truths on our idea of failure. Maybe you grew up with very little – like me, and think this is what your life is suppose to be, you were born poor and you will remain poor. If this is the way you’re thinking, then yes, you will remain poor. However, this doesn’t have to be, this doesn’t have to be your life, your destiny. You can change it. And I’ll share this video with you from Dan Peña going a little more in depth on parents and what most people grew up seeing. You know, the parents working and living pay check to pay check, because that’s what most of us grew up looking at. We’re creatures of habit, and the difference between the rich and the poor is habit, as Dan Lok states.

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Cristian also highlights, with hard work and a change of mind frame. You can change the way you think and work hard. You also don’t need to be ultra smart, fancy, and good looking to make it. Anyone can make it. Anyone. However, it’s completely on you whether or not you believe you can, that makes all the difference.

A few of the motivational speakers I listen to and watch on YouTube on entrepreneurship, sales and money, etc. are Dan Lok, Grant Cardone and Dan Peña – feel free to look at other of their videos. If you have no idea who these men are, these videos will give you a glimpse and general idea of what their channel is all about. I will give you a heads up, these are very straight forward, no ‘bs’ speaking men – especially Dan Peña. They speak and tell it like it is, cursing and all, however they will tell you the truth on why you don’t have money and continue to live pay check to pay check. If you appreciate the truth or not, they are speaking on experience and how they got to where they’re at now. Enjoy!

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“The secret of life…is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.” – Paulo Coelho The bitter truth is that no one who’s good at something knows much about why they’re good. The secret got lost after thousands and thousands of failures. The thing is, they subconsciously know it’s simple: you fail and […]

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Happy Meme Monday: My Dream Doormat

This picture was sent to me from a friend and I thought I’d share it with you today because, what are friends for?!  I love the way it gives you just enough of a warning before walking into the home. It’s also a very subtle warning, because the message could have been written in many other ways that could have very well scared your guests away. So, to the person that made this doormat, this mom of many thinks you’re an absolute genius. Thank you for the laugh!

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Can I just also say, how adorable are those tiny feet are sticking out at the top?!

Happy Monday!

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Nail File Friday’s: How To Create A Flower With Toothpicks

The best things to do – in my opinion, are things that you can do with tools or things that you already own. Say, toothpicks?! This is so simple and so pretty, and it’s something you can do with what you already have in your kitchen! You can also, make this look your very own, by combining two of your favorite colors.

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Reblog Wednesday: Lies I Tell Myself: IV — chiariconversations

This weeks ‘Reblog Wednesday’ has come at the perfect time, and it’s by none other than Michelle over at Chiari Conversations. She’s a fellow Chiarian and her vulnerability and honesty is like breathing fresh air each time I read her posts. If you have neurological issues, or are a fellow Chiarian yourself, please follow her journey along!

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And I say it comes at the perfect time because I have not been quite myself, the body pains have increased, my left leg and foot have been getting increasingly numb and the vertigo, well, the vertigo is a pain in the rear end! I’m going on 6 years since my brain surgery for my Chiari Malformation and every day feels much like I’m going through a slow death – only I’m still here and my brain is being squished by the minute. The stabbing pain behind my neck doesn’t subside and what seems to be the never ending hospital / doctor visits can make me feel much like an elderly than a young mom.  As Michelle clearly states, a few years ago I really don’t know how I could have handled these constant headaches. It’s not your casual headache, ‘you missed a meal, you are a little stressed’ kind of head ache – no my dearest friend and reader, this is a, run and close the blinds, turn off the lights, turn off the volume to everything, including the neighbors barking dog and let’s hibernate for say, a few weeks – kind of headache! The one where you momentary just wish to be a vampire, because lets face it, I wish the world around me was pitch dark, complete darkness.

If you have Chiari Malformation or not, maybe you are dealing other health issues and can relate …

The feelings of wanting to feel like wanting to enjoy life / social gathering without having the next day or even weeks be filled with even more pain and misery. Yes!

The feeling of not wanting to be told ‘you’re strong’ but know that I’d rather lay in bed in a fetal position because I can’t take the pain. Yes! 

The wanting to go to the store and not have to worry about my left leg – body, being overstimulated and being at risk of falling in public. Yes! 

The wanting to go out to a public place, say, church, etc. and just setting it on mute because the chatter and noise level is too loud for my brain to handle. Yes!

The need to want to be ‘able’ and not ‘unable.’ Yes! 

The feeling of constantly needing help, because lets face it, I can’t do it all – literally. Yes!

The need to want to tell scream people to ‘get.to.the.point’ because conversations overstimulate my brain. Yes! 

The wanting to stop being told, ‘but you look good’ because I know that if I looked like how I felt, I’d scare even my own offspring. Yes! and Yes!

What are some of your new normal’s?

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It can be difficult to really KNOW whether the pain is normal or not when dealing with neurological issues. It doesn’t help that pain is personal even in the temporal sense. Five years ago, I WOULD NOT have been able to handle this level of constant headache. I would have thought I was dying. Today, […]

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Happy Meme Monday: Picture Day Gone Wrong

This only reminds me of ‘school picture day’ gone wrong. Can you relate to that school picture gone wrong?! Many can look back at old school pictures and think, wow! Maybe it was the hair, your smile – you know, the smile with the missing front tooth, or the attire. Or perhaps you’re now the parent of a child, whom is so cute and yet, can’t ever get the school picture just right. You know?!

I can relate, I have one of my boys, that has the most beautiful smile, and yet every year, I just don’t know what this mama will get when I receive the school envelope with the prints. He enjoys surprising us – year after year!

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That little one is beyond gorgeous, but I can’t get over this look here presented by none other than Willem Dafoe – the actor that played the green goblin in Spider-Man, it’s hilarious.

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Nail File Friday’s: How To Create Brush Stroke Nail Art

I’m back with a very easy ‘brush stroke’ nail art tutorial. I used these two amazing color combinations of neon pink and gold. However, use which ever two colors you already love! This look can go so many different ways, the strokes can go as long or short as you’d like, each nail will have their own look, as one will not be the same as the next. And as always, have fun with it!

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Are You a Good Friend to Yourself? — MakeItUltra™ Psychology

This post I share with you today comes from Dr. Perry and it speaks on how loving yourself serves as a platform, sets the tone, as to how your friends will value your friendship in their lives. As I continue to grow older, I contemplate many times on the importance of self love and friendships. I also have come to understand that some friendships are not meant to remain in your life forever. This has even more truth when you live with Chiari Malformation + Syringomyelia, chronic pain is not for the faint of heart. And fortunately or not, you realize even more so when is the time to put an end on friendships that no longer serve well to your health and to your life in general. You know the friendships that bring on more stress than they do joy – those ‘friendships.’

I’ve realized that loving me, putting my feelings first, being compassionate for my own being, is far more important than any outside friendship. Because when you love yourself and know the value you bring as a friend when others don’t, I think that’s when it’s time to call it quits to a friendship that no longer brings positivity to your life and family. There will be a mourning period, but I simply wish them well and move on.

In this post here Dr. Perry, highlights the love and sympathy you should have for yourself, and asks, what kind of friend are you being to yourself? I think first and foremost be a friend to yourself to then know what to look for in friendships.

Written by Dr. Perry, PhD Image Credit: Pixabay “A friend is a gift you give yourself.” ~Robert Louis Stevenson What kind of friend are you? Are you attentive, kind and compassionate or, are you neglectful, uncaring and critical? Scrolling through quotes on the internet, I was reminded of the immense value we place on friendship. […]

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