Monday, August 27, 2012

MOJO MONDAY: The secret to being happy.

We've all heard the phrase "being happy comes from within." 
But how do we access that when we don't yet have what we want or we have too much of something we don't want? 

The secret to being happy lies in...

  • accepting your present situation, however imperfect it may be 
  • taking powerful action to change what isn't working
  • being present as opposed to being stuck in your stories about the past or future
  • taking real responsibility for your actions & reactions, regardless of others
  • choosing to be grateful instead of resentful, loving instead of angry, generous instead of self-centered, & understanding instead of right
  • seeing what's possible instead of what's wrong
  • appreciating who you are instead of what you're not, and what you have instead what you don't 

or simply put...

We all have dreams.
We all face circumstances.
We all have a choice in the way we approach both.

If you look beyond your limiting beliefs and reasons, you'll find you have so much more power than you ever thought possible.

Choose love. Choose gratitude. Choose happiness.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Living Your Truth: 5 quotes of MOJO for your Monday!

Check out these quotes about LIVING YOUR TRUTH, something we all want in theory, but don't always choose in reality.

Most people hate confrontation. 
If you're human, chances are you've given in to something you were against because you were in people-pleaser-mode, wanting to fit in, or trying to avoid upsetting the balance.

Sometimes we need to pick our battles. But there's a difference between finding a healthy compromise and selling yourself out. 

It takes courage to be true to yourself, especially when you know your path or opinion isn't popular. We waste SOOO much time wrapped up in what other people think.

When you live for others (in the sense that you're not being who you really are), you aren't living fully. 

As much as your EGO might enjoy the superficial approval of others, you won't be grounded in your own truth and will never experience real peace and fulfillment.

We learn as kids that bullies are the ones with the insecurity problem. As adults, the negative opinions and judgments of others are often more subdued. They can slip through the cracks and into our psyche if we're not careful.

As Gandhi said...


So consider the opinions, advice, and guidance of others. Hear all sides and be open-minded, but listen closely for the truth within yourself.

You're the only one who gets to live your life. 
Might as well create one that's really true to who you are and what you believe.

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Have an awesome week!

Friday, August 17, 2012


And that's really all there is between you and the life of your dreams.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012


Been a busy bee lately! 

Whipping up some major MOJO stew over here, including a 
littlemissMOJO! MAKEOVER
& a guest blogging spot on another fun site... 
so stay tuned for all that! 

Looking forward to sharing it all with you as soon as possible. 
In the meantime, enjoy more short and sweet posts...

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Monday, August 6, 2012

GRATITUDE: The ANTI-depressant

LOVE this simple yet powerful quote by Karen Salmansohn

Mondays can be rough. Getting back into the swing of things after the weekend sometimes requires more motivation than we're willing to muster up, especially on a few short hours of sleep. 

I was beyond exhausted last night, but just couldn't fall asleep... overtired I guess. 
At 130AM, I gave in and started reading. 

One of several books I'm reading (and committed to actually finishing) is called Once Beneath The Stars

It's an incredibly moving novel from first time writer R.S. Lentin, based on the life of a star football player who gets injured and becomes paralyzed from the neck down. Heavy. 

I sometimes wonder why I'm reading something so sad. It's interesting though, with every page of agonizing detail, there's also something beautiful and poetic. 

Mostly what I'm getting is GRATITUDE... appreciation for the gift of simply being here, being able to move, walk, dance, sing, drive, run, hug, feel, feed/bathe/dress myself... I could go on and on. 

Reading the heartbreaking words of agony and frustration even has me appreciating the mundane things I usually complain about... like traffic, bills and even the cramps I've been getting in my legs at night.  

We tend to get so caught up running on the hamster wheel that we miss the big picture. 

We are SO lucky. 

Life is precious. It's a gift. Every single breath is a gift. Practice being thankful for that alone, and you will find peace in just being.   

Wherever you are in your day, your life, your state of mind... the fastest, surefire way to get in the zone is GRATITUDE... for the big things, for the little things, and for everything in between. 
So here goes... 

This morning I'm grateful for:
1-central AC
2-hazelnut coffee
3-the sun being out
4-my arms, legs, and internal organs working perfectly (or so they seem to be)
5-completing the 21-day meditation challenge without skipping a day!
*Check out this earlier list I posted a few months back, may spark something for you.

GRATITUDE is defined as the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.

Give some, get some. Get some, give some. 

Have a GRATEful week!!!