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Linda Thompson Shares Living With Bruce Jenner

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The Huffington Post is the exclusive outlet for a compelling blog written by Linda Thompson, former wife of Bruce Jenner.

 

By now, Bruce Jenner has revealed his struggle with gender dysphoria.
I never would have dared to speak on this issue before he was comfortable enough to do so first. It is, after all, his truth, so I knew he should be afforded the dignity to reveal that truth on his own time and in the way he sees fit.
I have respectfully kept his secrets private and would have taken his confidences to my grave had he not spoken out.
But now, many years into his remarkable life, he has spoken out. His legacy will likely be sprinkled with references like “Olympian,” “decathlon gold medalist,” “world’s greatest athlete,” “son,” “brother,” “husband,” “father,” “grandfather,” “friend,” and, hopefully, “pioneer” and “trailblazer for the civil rights of the transgender community.”
Can you imagine Bruce and his family living with this secret for 30 years?
Read the entire article here.

 

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Real Soulful Site Inspires People

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A new social networking site to INSPIRE US!

Social Networking Entrepreneur Tiffany Cooper is spreading the news about a new online social network that promotes positive social networking and allows users to improve their emotional and mental well-being.

For the month of January, Cooper is inviting users to join the www.realsoulful.com site for a different kind of resolution-setting: helping others. Beginning January 1st through January 31st, the new social network is challenging its users to find one kind act that they can do that benefits someone else.

“So many people spend this time of year thinking of ways to improve their lives, which is great.” says Cooper. “Whether it’s to exercise more, eat less, make more money, spend less – we start out strong, but often lose our way before Valentine’s Day. I believe these goals often fail because they lack true inspiration behind them.”

“It’s amazing, though, what we can do when we stop focusing on ourselves and set out to help others,” explains Cooper. “Performing daily acts of kindness has been sceintifically proven to benefit a person’s heart, reduce anxiety, allow for better sleep, improve relationships, lower blood pressure, and simply make people happier and more satisfied with their lives. Who could ask for more in the New Year?”

Realsoulful.com launched in Beta-mode in February 2014 and has over 750 global users to date, with a demographic of 58% female and 42% males. Users are encouraged to share their stories of kindness on the realsoulful.com site to help “promote positivity and inspire others.”

Found at realsouful.com, the “Soulful Networking” site is designed to go beyond sharing everyday happenings (like on most social networking sites) to connecting people on a higher level in areas such as personal growth, gratitude, inspiration and supporting one another’s dreams in a purely positive space.

Cooper explains that many social media sites deal with our basic extrinsic needs, which revolve around status, image and success. While those needs are valid, the idea behind RealSoulful is to connect people at a more profound level to help meet intrinsic needs such as helping others, discovering purpose and creating a better life.

On realsoulful.com users create their own content. They can make a personal space, a “MySanctuary” page, and also post and make comments on a central forum called the “SoulCentral Stream.” In these ways it’s like other sites, but it is with a more soulful context and free of the negativity that exists on other sites.

Realsoulful.com is a free site open to anyone who is willing to abide by the site’s “Playground Rules” which include checking your ego and judgments at the door; being kind and supportive, and saying something nice or nothing at all.

Do You Value Your Time Here on Earth?

Read quietly then 

  Share  it.

To realize
The value of a sister/brother
Ask someone
Who doesn’t have one.

To realize
The value of ten years:
Ask a newly
Divorced couple.

To realize
The value of four years:   Ask a graduate.

To realize
The value of one year:   Ask a student who   Has failed a final exam.

To realize
The value of nine months:  Ask a mother who gave birth to a stillborn.

To realize
The value of one month: Ask a mother Who has given birth to A premature baby.

To realize
The value of one week:  Ask an editor of a weekly newspaper.

To realize
The value of one minute: Ask a person Who has missed the train, bus or plane.

To realize
The value of one second: Ask a person Who has survived an accident.

Time waits for no one.

Treasure every moment you have.

You will treasure it even more when
You can share it with someone special.

To realize the value of a friend or family member:

LOSE ONE.

The origin of this letter is unknown,
But it brings good luck to everyone who passes it on.

Remember….

Hold on tight to the ones you love!

Share this  friends & family to whom you wish good  fortune.

4 PLUS 1 = Supermodel Ronnie Kroell Bridging Diversity




Ronnie Kroell  founded 4 + 1 Productions  after he saw the need for someone to address the growing issues created by stereotypes and false assumptions about the differences between people.   Supported by the alarming statistics involving hate crimes and discrimination cases, Ronnie began to engage other members of the community who also shared his passion for positive change. This is a great example of a young person taking charge and doing something positive to create change!
     
        “With an expanding network of multi-cultural affiliates we are confident that our dream to build a bridge between the diverse backgrounds in Chicago will become a reality.  By encouraging individuals to value the unique strengths and differences of each human experience, we will challenge participants to put aside their prejudices and open their minds and hearts to diversity.”

Since his fame from MAKE ME A SUPERMODEL, Ronnie has been propelled into the spotlight.
Hopefully, he can keep his mission alive.


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Should You Follow Your Passion?




I was doing some research today about following your passion, and I stumbled across a blog post by a man I met last year at SOBCon 07.  Adam Kayce  writes Monk @ Work. And he did a post last fall about following your passion. In part, he says…



Passion puts you on the road to wholeness.


When it comes right down to it, you’re seeking wholeness (whether you know it or not). It’s the game of life that we’re all playing. When your passion gets inflamed, it’s a signal to you that you’re coming close to something that you need in order to recognize your innate wholeness. When you’re moving closer to that which makes you whole, your being can smell the potential, and it gets excited.



And that inner geiger counter, that bloodhound-of-your-soul that’s sniffing its way towards wholeness, is what drives passion.


But the naysayers aren’t always wrong; passion can be a diversion, a smokescreen. If you’re needing to stay focused (on a project, on your career, on your spouse….), and something comes along that makes you sit up and take notice, it doesn’t always mean you should chase after it. Sometimes, that radar can lead you astray.


But how can you tell the difference?


The difference is made by the timbre of the passion; the characteristic quality of the passion that’s driving you.


If it’s a passion that pulls you “up and out”, removing you from your sense of center, and causing you to forget your heart’s values (something your heart will signal to you at once, if you can hear it over the din of your excitement), then it’s a passion of diversion. The aspects of you that don’t want to stay in one place are latching on the “bright, shiny object” passing by in order to try to recapture that juicy feeling that passion can bring.


But, because your heart goes sour with this kind of passion, it’s not going to fulfill you in the way you’re hoping it will.


On the other hand, if the passion you feel is grounding, expanding, and strikes deep into the heart of who you are, then it’s a passion of deepening. A long lost aspect of you, something that needs to be rekindled, is calling out from the depths of your soul, saying, “Yes… remember me.”


The timbre of a passion of deepening has a quality to it that’s like (as cliche as it sounds) coming home. But better, and different.


It’s like that line in Sleepless in Seattle (love that movie; and thanks to Movie Quotes for helping me remember its source), when Tom Hanks was recalling the love he shared with his wife:



“It’s like coming home, only to no home I’ve ever known.”


There’s a familiarity to a passion of deepening, but also a newness, and a sense of discovery, and that takes it beyond just “trying to recapture the past.” It makes you excited and thinking of the future, sure… but it also makes you feel more “you” than before.




*Adam is currently transitioning from Monk At Work to a new site called Viverati. He says, “One thing is clear: common sucks. If you want to live the best life you can, you have to break away from the sheeple and do as the few do… the ones who have learned what it means to be exceptional. From lifestyle design to financial freedom to spiritual fulfillment, along with health, productivity, design, and how to make the best pancakes on the planet, Viverati brings you life at its best.”

Stop by his site and check it out!



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7 Keys To Success



The 7 Keys To Success Slide Show

Dick and Rick Hoyt – Team Hoyt – An Inspiring Story





            
Ever have a bad day?
The dog ate your homework?
You spilled coffee on yourself at work?
You go to your car to find a parking ticket on it?
or maybe you go to your car to find it had been towed?
How angry do you get?

Do you show gratitude in your life for having your health?
Do you have your sight?
Do you have a roof over your head?
Do you have a job today?

Sometimes we get so caught up in our day, we don’t think about how lucky we are or how much worse off we could in fact be.

This clip is about TeamHoyt – Dick and Rick Hoyt.
An inspiring story  – may we all find inspiration both within and outside of ourselves every day to be the very best we can be.


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3 Secrets to Raising Your Manifesting Vibration





Ever since The Secret, there has been growing interest in manifesting and quantum physics. I am a frequent reader of   Margot Zaher and Jafree Ozwald at Enlightened Beings. They say …


some people manifest their dreams easily and effortlessly while others struggle daily and just get by?  The secret to this conundrum lies in discovering the essence of your Manifesting Vibration. This vibration is a real frequency that your body holds and measures the speed, accuracy, and ease at which desires manifest into your physical world. The higher your vibration is, the faster and easier you can attract and experience whatever it is your heart desires.  Someone with an extremely high Manifesting Vibration will only take a few minutes to manifest something miraculous like a diamond ring, while a person with a lower vibration may take years or decades before it is actually in their hands.  This amazing natural ability to manifest all depends on how connected you FEEL with the entire Universe, and how open minded you are to receiving what you want without tension , struggle or effort.  

 

If you choose to jumpstart and massively increase your Manifesting Vibration, you will attract your desires faster than you believed was possible.  Start with following these first 3 secrets below.  Taking these steps will help you to shift out of struggle-mode and start receiving your life’s dreams with more joy and ease.

 

1. Do a Daily Manifesting Routine   

Increasing your Manifesting Vibration will come naturally by repetitively opening up your connection to the awesome manifesting power buried inside you.  You first need to see yourself as a manifestor on a daily basis and know you have this natural ability inside.  Next, you start a morning manifesting routine to start your day with. By doing a manifesting routine daily you initiate a massive momentum of energy and focus on your dream.  The secret is to find the discipline in your devotion to this new way of being in the world where you have FUN at doing feel good visualizations and that you truly WANT to do it everyday.  You will truly skyrocket your ability to manifest by sticking to a simple daily routine that shifts your consciousness and focus to the higher realms of manifesting.  When it comes to attracting your Dream Life, you will see results manifest much quicker than imagined through daily repetition of an empowering new way of consciously seeing your world. 

 

2. Consciously Release ALL Negative Energy Inside You

Many people don’t know how much negative energy they are carrying around.  Others tend to cover up negative feelings by avoiding them or pretending that they don’t exist when they arise.  The more energy you spend suppressing negativity, the less energy you have for manifesting what you do desire.  Releasing negative energy does not mean tossing it onto a friend or loved one.  It means consciously diving into the negativity inside you and releasing it from your body energetically.  One powerful technique to release negative energy or emotions stored deep in your body is to do emotional release journaling.  Just sit down and start writing everything that you are FEELING on a piece of paper.  Don’t censor or think about it what is being said at all, just let it pour out of you.  It does not need to make sense or write in complete sentences.  Just make sure that your pen keeps moving at all times and when you don’t know what to write, write, “I don’t know what to write.”  Just let the flow of thoughts and thinking move through you into the pen and paper.  After 15 minutes or longer check inside and see if there is anything emotionally churning inside you.  If there is, keep writing, if not take your papers outside and shred or burn them.  As you do this, state out loud to the Universe, “I let this go and am free forever from it!”   You do not need to read what you wrote, just get rid of it.  Whatever you need to remember you will remember, what you don’t need to remember you’ll forget.  If you have a lot of negativity built up inside, you may want to do this every day for a while until you physically feel lighter and less tense about life. 

 

3. Let Go of Attachment to Outcomes

The more deeply you become attached to a specific outcome, the lower your Manifesting Vibration will tend to be.  Feeling attached to something, someone or an idea literally contracts your entire body and mind because you are holding it too tightly.  Whatever you are attached to becomes a “supposed to” in your life, meaning you’ll feel that, “life is supposed to be this way not supposed to be that way.”  The more “supposed to’s” you hold onto, the more suffering you’ll experience.  Just look at what happens when you hold on to any physical object for to long, your muscles get tired of holding it and start contracting instead of relaxing.  This same principle holds true when you hold too tight onto a specific future experience, desire or idea about this is the way it’s “supposed to” be.  Once you consciously let go of your “supposed to ‘s” in life you free up that energy and can refocus it back on FEELING your intention has already manifested for you!  This is a fantastic manifesting secret because you can start enjoying your life instantly and you’re attracting your desired outcome to you at the speed of light!  

The Super Manifesting Package!
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Pursue The Passion


           Pursue the Passion addresses this issue by interviewing people who are propelled by a love for their work. From these interviews, our mission is to assist aspiring individuals to find work they can be passionate about by producing resources that help direct and guide their pursuit.


Join the journey this summer as we embark on a three month, 14,000 mile journey to conduct 200 interviews across the country. Read about the interviews, the journey, and see where our tour is headed!


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Creating Happiness




I was at a site today called Accomplish Life. And found a great happiness article by Joe Love. (How would you like that name?)


“Whatever we want in life, a partner, more money, good health, a fulfilling career, or enlightenment, it all comes down to the same thing: behind all the wishes, behind all the desires, and beyond every symbol, we want to feel happy. After all, if we feel completely happy, what more do we need? And if we don’t feel happy, there is not a relationship or career that can satisfy us.


All men and women want to find happiness, but you don’t find happiness anymore than an artist finds a beautiful statue; he or she sculpts it from a shapeless stone. A musician doesn’t find an intricate melody; he or she composes it from the eight note scale.


Happiness is not an acquisition, it’s a skill. We don’t experience happiness because of something that we’re getting, like a raise or money. We experience happiness because of how we’re living. For example, having a tennis racket doesn’t make you a good tennis player, learning how to play tennis does. Having material things doesn’t make you happy; living each moment of the day to the fullest does. Happiness is living in the present moment. You experience happiness when you know exactly where you are in your life at a given moment, and experience that moment to the fullest.


Getting the things you want in life won’t make you happy unless you know how to enjoy every moment. For example, if you don’t know how to enjoy five hundred dollars, you will not enjoy five thousand dollars when you get it, or even five hundred thousand dollars. If you can’t enjoy taking a walk in your neighborhood, and you travel to Hawaii, Paris, or Rome, you won’t be any happier there either. Now I’m not saying having money or taking more trips doesn’t make your life easier or more fun. It does. But those things don’t make you deeply happy because they can’t. Only enjoying life’s real moments can.


Happy people create happiness. It’s the most contagious energy on earth. But, you can’t pretend to be happy or engage in denial or repression. If you do, you’ll only be fooling yourself. If I could give you a formula for happiness, it would be: Become fully conscious of what you’re doing, perceiving, or experiencing in a given moment. Once you’re conscious of it, allow yourself to break through that illusion of separation and connect with the person, thing, or feeling. Then surrender totally into that connection and experience. Now you should be in tune with and actually experiencing the moment. Our lives are made up of a succession of moments that occur all the time. It’s up to us to enjoy them.


You deserve to have all the happiness that life has to offer. Make the most out of each moment in your life and enjoy it. Don’t wait for happiness to come to you. Create it yourself with each moment. You can become the magician by creating happy experiences whenever and wherever you want.”

Stop by the site and read the complete article, as well as other inspiring articles!