Author Archives: Gwendolyn

Practice Optimism Daily

Pessimists like to make the claim that they’re not being negative, but rather being realistic.

And, to be fair, studies have shown that pessimists are often more accurate than optimists…when describing a situation.

However, those same studies show that optimists are more effective at IMPROVING upon those situations. Pessimists are great at assessing circumstances, difficulties, and obstacles of a situation. But it’s the optimists that have the ability to brainstorm better outcomes and opportunities, and then put them into action.

It’s optimists that strike out on new adventures when the deck is stacked against them.

Optimists that start new businesses, even when the analysts tell them that most businesses fail within five years. New technology is invented by optimists and fire the engineers that tell them it’s impossible.

That’s why out of the billions of people who’ve occupied this planet, we remember names like Alexander the Great, Joan of Arc, The Wright Brothers, Amelia Earhart, Elon Musk, Steve Jobs, and Oprah. Each of them had the hope and audacity to do what millions of people said could not be done. Elevating humanity and shaped the course of human history in the process.

It’s easy to get caught in a spiral of negativity and see the limitations of the world around you. However, don’t allow that to distort your vision or steal your dreams. You have the ability to acknowledge the difficulties within the current state of the world, and then work to make it better. It all begins with your willingness to see through the clouds, and get a glimpse of how bright things can be.

How Can You Practice A Bit Of Optimism Today?

3 Habits of Highly Disciplined People

Self-discipline is the secret to success in any endeavor.If you want to be really good at something, you must focus your time and energy, sacrificing more immediately pleasurable pursuits. However, in order to do that, you actually have two jobs. One job is the cultivation of your desired skill or ability. The other is cultivating self-discipline.… Continue Reading

Winds of Change

​How ​are the winds of change affecting you?  Like a summer breeze or a full-out tornado?  My experience over the last ​month and a half has been closer to the tornado end of the spectrum as far as turning my life upside down.  Granted, I have not directly experienced a level 5 hurricane or the… Continue Reading

How to Cultivate Happiness

 When you were little and your teacher asked what you wanted to be when you grew up, you surely didn’t answer “miserable!”  At every stage in life, unhappiness is not a state to which we aspire.  If you would like to learn the essentials to cultivate happiness in your life, read on! But within our current… Continue Reading

Isis and the Sacred Feminine

Isis, the mother of my soul and the keeper of my heart, has been constantly present with me on this sojourn into the deep sacred feminine energy of Southern France.  I have known since I was a very small child that France is where I should have been born…my heart lives here, ma sacre coeur,… Continue Reading

Touristing in Paris

Touristing in Paris – 6/9 & 6/10 Playing the tourist…being the tourist… has never really been my cup of tea, but for this trip I decided to try at least one day.  This being my first time in the City of Love, I decided to give touristing in Paris a shot. It wasn’t on Thursday,… Continue Reading