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Posted: February 26, 2019

9 Ways to Give Your Self-Esteem a Boost

Having positive self-esteem is critical to living a happy, healthy life.  But, at times, feeling good about yourself can be easier said than done.  Some believe it has to do with how pretty you are, the brand of car you drive or having accomplished some incredible feat.  Of course, it’s nice to work hard and have something to show for it, but the real secret in having great self-esteem is finding the joy in YOU….all of YOU!  This means celebrating your victories, while also learning from and accepting your defeats.  Want some pointers on how you can feel better about you?  Here are 9 tips to help you boost your self-confidence!


Defining Belief - Part 1

Posted: February 16, 2019

Belief is having the “YES I CAN” attitude always and no matter what.  It is the ability to see the invisible and look beyond the obvious.  Belief is the total commitment to a goal (like earning a black belt in martial arts, or making an A in a school subject) so that no possibility of any end, other than the desired one, exists.

Belief is our inner power used with our core values towards the fulfillment of our goals.  Absolutely everything we do in our lives, in fact, is based on our beliefs.  Every action we take, every decision we make, and every single thing we do stems from what we believe.  If we believe this, we do that; if we believe something else, we do something different.

We learn most of our beliefs in our community, environment or the country we grow up in.  We learn them mostly from our parents, teachers and mentors.


Defining Belief - Part 2 of 2

Posted: February 16, 2019

Often the beliefs we are most influenced by in our lives are negative and tend to limit us.  Positive beliefs, however, are the best way to achieve total happiness and success in life.  We must get rid of negative, limiting beliefs, which bring us negative or limited results.  We must always choose positive, empowering beliefs, which bring us closer to our goals.

When we choose to use empowering beliefs, we are on the path to unlimited success.  The sooner we choose this path, the more we will achieve in life.  We must control our beliefs or they will control us.  We become what we believe, and what we believe usually becomes reality in our lives.

Of course, it is easier to influence the beliefs of a seven-year-old than it is to challenge the beliefs of a twenty-seven-year-old, because beliefs grow stronger with time.  This is why it is so important for us to surround ourselves with positive mentors in the early stages of our lives.


Pillars of Belief - Part 1 of 2

Posted: February 16, 2019

In order to have strong beliefs it is important that we have a solid base.  There are certain specific requirements to building our empowering beliefs.  These are the pillars of Belief.

Trust – Most people need evidence in order to believe. This makes their ability to behave limited.  Trust, however, gives us the ability to believe even in the absence of scientific proof.  Trust allows us to believe despite our doubts.  Trust also allows us to believe in ourselves and others, even beyond our mistakes. When we are children we should trust our parents, teachers and mentors.  As we grow, we must learn to choose who to trust.


How Physical Activity Combats Mental Health Issues with Children

Posted: February 16, 2019

Everywhere you go these days, you will hear a lot these days about how physical activity is good for your children. It keeps them fit and healthy and can help in preventing diseases like diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure. But what is less often discussed, though no less important, is the connection between physical activity and mental health in children.

And this isn’t just wishful guessing either. There’s a lot of empirical evidence to back this up. Many recent medical studies have found strong positive links between physical activity and a variety of mental functions, such as more positive self-esteem and self-perception, sharper cognitive functions, and even positive effects on behavioral disorders like ADHD. It has also been linked to alleviating mental health issues in children, such as depression and anxiety.

In honor of mental health month, we’re going to explore some of the key ways in which physical activity combats mental health issues with children and increases your child’s cognitive awareness. We’ll split these advantages into several broad themes:


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