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How do you achieve and maintain a positive outlook?

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Be a successful person

"Remember, success is not measured by heights attained but by obstacles overcome. We're going to pass through many obstacles in our lives: good days, bad days. But the successful person will overcome those obstacles and constantly move forward." ~ Bruce Jenner, Olympian

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Getting in the Groove

I keep a list (mental and actual) of songs that make me feel good about myself. If I'm having an "ugly" day, I put them on while I get washed and dressed, and before I know it, I'm dancing, singing, and feeling better. This week's favorite: "I Look Good" by Chalie Boy

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Let Go Of Worries

If you're worried about something bad happening, tell yourself "did it happen before you started worrying?" No? Then it probably won't happen now that you are worrying about it.

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Love

Whenever I get frustrated, I go hug my daughter. It's just her and I and I make all my decisions based on what is best for BOTH of us - not one or the other. Just like losing weight. It's good for my health and better to be able to play with her. (she's 5)

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Love and respect yourself!

When you love and respect yourself, it is much easier to do kind things for you. If you treat yourself the same way you would treat a close friend, you will find that your success is much closer than you think. It is when you beat yourself up that you set up for failure.

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How was your day dear?

I value the precious time I can spend with my 29 year old son so when I am preparing meals I ask him to join me in the kitchen. He can tell me what is happening in his life while I make our meal.

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Letting Go of your "PERFECT" Woman fallacy

I almost derailed myself until I turned and told my "PERFECT WOMAN" to take a hike and don't ever come back into my life again!

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A Clean Slate

Remember that every meal and everyday is a clean slate. If you slip and make a bad choice don't throw it all out the window, start anew with the very next meal. Everyday is a fresh start!

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Abundant thinking

We live in a "dog eat dog" world. People operate from a spirit of lack, thinking that if they have something they better hold onto it. However, the law of abundance is counter-intuitive to this thinking. To get more you must make room by giving more.

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HERE TO HELP

When I am in the grocery store if I know something that will help another I will tell them as the lady who was buying fresh fruit and vegetables. I let her know about the green bags and how they do work. If you put bananas in a green bag, a brown bag do not close put in cool place away from sun.

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