How to Stay Grounded Under Stress In her Harvard Business Review article, “A Simple Way to Stay Grounded in Stressful Moments,” Leah Weiss explains that Mindfulness is less about the mind and more about body awareness. Weiss, a researcher at Stanford Graduate School of Business, offers easy ways to bring attention back to our bodies […]

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Spirit of Purpose.  Are you curious about what that means and how it applies to you? This installment of Spirit of Purpose TV explains this universal concept and how you can tap into truly authentic living.   Subscribe to Spirit of Purpose TV by going to my YouTube channel.

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Are you in tune with yourself – your thoughts and feelings?  Do you know what triggers a positive reaction from you?  Do you know what makes you smile or offer an affirming nod?  How about what elicits feelings of compassion, or what compels you to make eye contact that expresses warmth and encouragement? Can you […]

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Dear Teressa, With many demanding priorities, it is sometimes difficult to distinguish one’s real purpose from the demands of life.  Even with great desire to know and understand my purpose, it feels as though I am desperately seeking the proverbial needle in the haystack. ~Jenny      Dear Jenny, The tug of war you captured is so familiar. […]

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Q: Dear Teressa, I have a burning desire and drive for making my Motivational Speaking business a huge success. It is important to mention that I discovered my purpose (Motivational Speaking) in 2010 but I started speaking at school during my spare time in 2007.  I am a full time employee at a public institution […]

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“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life…Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your inner voice.” Those were the tried and truthful words of late Apple founder Steve Jobs in his speech to Stanford University’s class of 2005. Through conditioning we blind ourselves to the best of who […]

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I was horrified by the Boston Marathon bombings, as was everyone with whom I spoke.  Recently, I received an email from a dear friend, Bonnie St. John, who has been working directly with those who were unalterably affected.  An amputee since the age of 5, Bonnie is one who surmounts the LIES  that, too often, limit others.  Today, […]

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Like every year in your life, 2013 is YOUR YEAR.  It’s sure to bring you multiple opportunities to live with a clear mind, a grateful heart, and look forward to the next steps on your journey with joy-filled anticipation. The start of the new year is the perfect time for Intentional Reflection.  Purposefully look back […]

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Thanksgiving is a beautiful holiday – a day of appreciation for the amazing legacy I’ve inherited and the abundance with which I’m blessed.  With heart-felt gratitude, this Thanksgiving season, I’m reflecting on and appreciating the many people on whose shoulders I stand.  Their lives and contributions have eased my path. I’ve been the beneficiary of […]

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Today, I’m happy to announce, we’ve launched the new Spirit of Purpose™ website. This new dynamic website is where our community can come together and learn more about how they can Live Better Now!   It is a place where you’ll find encouragement to make conscious choices that will lead to authentic, lasting growth. The Spirit […]

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When I connect with my inner guide, I shift from unrest to feeling at ease. I morph from confusion about what I feel, think or need to do or say into clear confident being. All the tension in my shoulders disappears. The dull ache in my head evaporates. The tightness and churn in my gut settles down.

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How about insanely rich Oprah? Or always upbeat Kelly Ripa? Or devilishly handsome George Clooney? I must admit, I haven’t actually asked any of them how happy they are, but I’m willing to go out on a limb and say YES. But it’s not for the reasons you might be thinking.

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When we look at people who play BIG, they talk about feeling called to do what they do.  They speak about feeling energized and fulfilled by whatever they’re giving themselves to.  Their genius is evident when they do what they do.  We admire them for the amazing quality of the contribution they make. Who are […]

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