Archive for the ‘Personal Growth’ Category

Got Happiness? Maybe It’s Time to Start a Personal Happiness Project

Friday, December 17, 2010 9:29 4 Comments

By Ellen Brown
Do you believe in the pursuit of happiness? Or do you believe that happiness will always be beyond your reach, if you search it out?
While I personally believe that happiness is an attitude, rather than a destination, I think there are steps we can take everyday to feel happier. Of course, these steps [...]

This was posted under category: Life Changes, Life Transitions, Loss of Loved One, Personal Growth, Setting Goals

Dealing with Loss? Expressing and Releasing ALL Your Emotions is Key

Saturday, October 16, 2010 19:13 No Comments

By Ellen Brown
In our culture, we’re taught – subtly or not so subtly – that certain emotions are better than others. Joy is “good.” Anger and sadness are “bad.” Guilt is pointless. And shame is, well, shameful, and best swept under the bed.
Often, these emotional dos and don’ts are reinforced by our families, when we’re [...]

This was posted under category: Death and dying, Job Loss, Life Changes, Life Transitions, Loss of Loved One, Personal Growth

Dealing with job loss or death of a loved one? Maybe it’s time to get out and try something new

Monday, September 27, 2010 9:32 6 Comments

By Ellen Brown
Lately, I’ve been hankering to try something new. To experiment. To explore. To get out more. This all makes perfect sense since I haven’t had much time or energy to play in the past year, a year that began with the slow decline and death of my father-in-law last August and ended with [...]

This was posted under category: Career Transition, Death and dying, General Wellness, Job Loss, Loss of Loved One, Personal Growth Tags: , ,

Are you Surviving or Thriving?

Tuesday, August 24, 2010 14:05 13 Comments

By Ellen Brown
Do you ever feel like you’re just getting by in life? Surviving, rather than thriving?
I certainly felt that way many years ago, and last week, I “sat down” with my friends Dan Hays and Stash Serafin to discuss the topic of thriving (opposed to surviving) on our Blog Talk Radio show, Dialogues with [...]

This was posted under category: Abuse, Life Transitions, Personal Growth Tags: , , ,

Dave Grier: Flying High on his Dreams

Thursday, April 1, 2010 8:20 1 Comment

By Ellen Brown
Note: The story below is one in a series of articles I’m posting about people who have inspired me by overcoming life’s obstacles. I hope you find the story inspirational. It was originally published in Cleveland Clinic’s Transplant Center newsletter for patients and their families, and is reprinted here with the permission of [...]

This was posted under category: Inspiration, Life Changes, Life Transitions, Lifestyle Change, Personal Growth, Serious illness, Setting Goals Tags: , , , , ,

What’s Holding You Back? How Our Limiting Beliefs Stop Us From Life Changes

Friday, March 19, 2010 13:33 4 Comments

By Ellen Brown
Have you ever noticed how your limiting beliefs sometimes stop you from pursuing new opportunities? I consider myself pretty open-minded, but I recently noticed how my OWN limiting beliefs were holding me back.
Luckily, it wasn’t the biggest deal in the world. For months, my husband, Jeff — who is also my web developer [...]

This was posted under category: Life Changes, Life Transitions, Lifestyle Change, Personal Growth, Uncategorized Tags: , , ,

An Interview with Dan L. Hays: Healing from Abuse: A Journey of Faith, Hope and Forgiveness

Monday, November 23, 2009 5:30 4 Comments

By Ellen H. Brown
Today, I’m excited to launch the first in a series of inspirational interviews that will feature some extraordinary people who have overcome adversity in their lives. Sometimes, when we’re faced with tough times, we need a little inspiration to show us that we CAN transcend whatever life hands us. I hope this [...]

This was posted under category: Abuse, Inspiration, Personal Growth

Attitude of Gratitude Helps When Dealing with Job Loss, Sexual Abuse or Other Life Challenges

Friday, October 2, 2009 6:48 9 Comments

By Ellen H. Brown
Many years ago, when I was healing from child sexual abuse, my therapist proposed what seemed like an outrageous idea at the time.
After I’d described how difficult it had been, dealing with flashbacks and body memories of the abuse, over the past couple weeks, she validated my feelings, as always. Then, easing [...]

This was posted under category: Gratitude, Inspiration, Personal Growth

Entrepreneurs: What to Do When You Drop ‘The Ball’

Monday, August 24, 2009 8:34 No Comments

By Ellen H. Brown
As a solo business owner, have you ever become so busy that you dropped one of the many “balls” you’re juggling? Maybe you stopped exercising for awhile. Or perhaps your schedule became so crowded that you quit networking, until you were able to catch your breath. As small business owners, we have [...]

This was posted under category: Life Balance, Managing Stress, Personal Growth, Setting Goals

Entrepreneurs: Boost Productivity and Leisure Time by Trimming the Fat from Your Schedule

Monday, August 10, 2009 8:33 3 Comments

By Ellen H. Brown
Many of my clients, who are solo business owners, tell me that there are never enough hours in the day to get everything done. There was certainly a time when I felt that way, as a solo entrepreneur. And in the spirit of honesty, I’ll admit that there are still times when [...]

This was posted under category: Life Balance, Personal Growth, Setting Goals