• Appreciation,  General,  Happiness,  Law of Attraction,  Relationships

    You Define You, Not the Past

    Some say the negative experiences of our past define who we are, but I am not sure if I believe this.  I am who I am because I choose to be.  Giving your past all the credit gives it power.  It holds you in a place that doesn’t always allow you to move forward.  It keeps you living in fear because you don’t ever want to go back to “those days” so you live in the confines of what you think will keep you safe from the past.  While at the same time you are also keeping yourself away from what life truly has to offer you. Yes, there are…

  • General,  Happiness,  Relationships

    Dead End Relationships

    Relationships are about positive growth. Not just within ourselves but within the other person as well.  It is natural for change to occur whether we want it to or not.  As we grow, make new or different choices, implement change within ourselves, take a different path, or stay idle where we are, there will be an effect on our relationships, all of them.  If these changes and choices cannot be embraced by the support and love of those in your life, your relationships may come to a dead-end.  A dead-end relationship is one that does not have the potential to move forward in a direction that you so desire. The…

  • General,  Happiness,  Law of Attraction,  Relationships

    The Habit of Complaining

    Most people don’t recognize complaining as a habit or even a behavior because for most it comes so naturally. A habit is something you do consciously or unconsciously on a regular basis.  Any habit, including complaining, can be changed if you truly have the desire to do so. Why would you want to change a habit such as complaining?  Because it produces negative energy, experiences, outcomes and/or manifestations. That which you put out, you get back. Not only that, but it also puts you out of tune with your Inner Life because you are creating negativity in your life. If you are unsure whether or not you are an habitual complainer, pick any day…

  • General

    Words

    It is really quite amazing when you think of how a word, which is only a series of letters, can elicit either a positive or negative emotion, feeling or reaction.  I believe we sometimes forget just how powerful words can be, not just in our own lives but in the lives of others.  Words can change lives in both a positive and negative manner.  They can inspire, motivate, excite, influence, comfort, dishearten, discourage, worry, hurt, torment, or depress, just to name a few.  A part of feeling good comes from the words we choose.  If you choose words of hate or anger your life will fill up with things for you to…

  • General

    Frog Thoughts -Health & Well-Being

    Thinking in terms of your health and well-being, are you satisfied with how you feel? Are you honestly taking the best care of yourself physically, mentally and spiritually?  If not, what is holding you back?  What is it that is causing you to put your own health and well-being on the back burner for another day?  Taking care of ourselves is not just about the basics such as food, water and sunlight.  It is also about what you do or don’t do, what you say, who you spend time with, and even how you think.  All of these things will have an effect on your daily life and eventually on…

  • General,  Happiness,  Law of Attraction,  Relationships

    Don’t Let Excuses Control Your Life

    How often do you use your past as an excuse to justify your present life situation or your behavior? Do you use your past as an excuse to indulge in negative habits?  Do you use a failed relationship as an excuse not to trust anyone? If you are fully aware of where your excuses are coming from, you no longer have an excuse for making excuses!  It is time to take personal responsibility for your life. The only person making you and your life the way it is, is you.  Yes, you heard me correctly!  It’s all YOU!  You are the one who has the control in your life; not the past, not…

  • General

    Change

    When you think of change, what is your initial reaction?  Do you feel excitement or do you feel discomfort?  Many people fear change because it takes them out of their comfort zone.  They are afraid of the unknown, failure, or what other people will think. The degree of change does not matter – change is change.  If embraced with an entirely positive attitude, the rewards will be countless.  Changing your entire life can be as easy as changing your hair color.  How you perceive the change is up to you and therefore the outcome is up to you. Cynthia K Ortiz, Inner Life Guidance Coach If true and lasting happiness…

  • Depression,  General,  Happiness,  Law of Attraction,  Relationships

    Cutting Ties to Your Expectations

    Have you ever asked yourself why you expect so much from others? Far too many people expect others to be, act or behave as they would but why. Does it make you feel better in the knowing that others are just like you? Does it make you feel like you are in control? Or does it come from how others in your life hold expectations of you? More than likely it comes from believing that your way is the right way or the only way, but we know that’s not true. NOW is the time to cut ties to your expectations, to stop worrying about everyone else, and start worrying…

  • General,  Happiness,  Relationships

    Spring Clean Your Life

    When was the last time you did some spring cleaning?  And I am not just talking about your closets, basement or garage.  I am talking about spring cleaning your life.  There is certainly nothing wrong with taking inventory once or twice a year.  Decide on what is pleasing in and enhancing your life and let go of what isn’t.  In fact, this is a healthy process of staying in tune with your Inner Life because it allows you to keep growing and moving forward in a positive manner.  When your life becomes nothing more than a routine or in some cases a chore, it is time to do some spring…

  • Depression,  General,  Happiness,  Law of Attraction,  Relationships

    How Much Does Your Life Weigh?

    What is life weight?  Life weight is what you carry around with you on a day-to-day basis that you do not need.  Two of the heaviest pieces of weight we carry with us is past and future weight. We clog ourselves up with negative events from the past and worries about the future not realizing how much damage it is doing to our bodies and minds. This type of life weight will cause you to be out of tune with your Inner Life creating stress, anxiety, depression, weight problems, addictions, frustration, anger, fear and/or disease. The only weight you should be concerned about at any given moment in time is the weight…