25 Quotes that Will Inspire You to Stop Worrying Your Life Away

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As we approach the launch of Believe and Create’s very first event, The Worry Begone Challenge, I’ve been knee-deep in research about the subject. Worrying has always fascinated me.  Why do we do it?  What purpose does it serve?   When we realize it’s so bad for us, why don’t we give it up? Those are just a few of the concepts that will be … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Participate in the Unfolding of Miracles in Your Life

Are you ready for a miracle?

Are you ready for a miracle?  Ready as you can be?   I was introduced to Patti LaBelle’s rendition of the song  Are You Ready for a Miracle?  when it was included in the soundtrack for the movie Leap of Faith  (and oldie but a goodie staring Steven Martin.). I wonder if there’s anyone on the planet who hasn’t either prayed for or hoped for a … [Read more...]

It’s Time to Recognize and Make Friends with Your Power

Claim Your Personal Power

When you think of the word “power,”  what images come to mind for you? I have to admit, I used to associate power with a whole lot of negatives.  I pictured out-of-control characters like the one Kevin Spacey plays on House of Cards or other unscrupulous practices, like the greed-driven actions on Wall Street that nearly caused the financial … [Read more...]

How Do You Let Go?

Letting Go

When you’re holding something in your hand that you don’t want to hold anymore, what do you do?   You let it go. If it’s a hot pan that’s burning your hand, you let go quickly.  You drop it and don’t care where it lands as long as it is away from you and not near anyone else, either.  To keep holding it would be absurd;  You don’t hold on to … [Read more...]

When Your Life Feels Like a Mess, It’s Time to Go Within

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Have you ever thought to yourself, “My life is an absolute mess … and I have no idea how to fix it”? Perhaps you’re encountering a virtual stew of problems, that may include financial struggles, relationship problems, career confusion, health and wellness issues, or a general lack of clarity about the direction and purpose of your life  (and … [Read more...]

When You Truly Accept Yourself, Your Life Just Works Better

All I have to do today is be myself -- because I am more than good enough.

There’s nothing wrong with you.     Let me repeat that statement one more time so you can take it in more fully:      There’s nothing wrong with you.   How does that concept make you feel?  Maybe it filled you with a sense of relief … it affirmed that you’re okay and that made you feel better. Or, maybe your mind flat-out rejected the idea, … [Read more...]

The #1 Thing You Must Do After You Make a Mistake

Mistakes aren't meant to defeat you

I make mistakes.    I fall down.   There I said it; I make mistakes and I know it. How about you?  Do you ever make mistakes … do you ever fall down, too? Here are a few of what I consider to be my “classic” mistakes… the ones that seem to trip me up most often:   I speak when I should listen. I spend money when I should save … [Read more...]

Get Unstuck By Making the Body-Mind Connection

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I first met Body-Mind Coach, Laura Wieck, on the beautiful island of Maui at a retreat sponsored by Mastin Kipp of the Daily Love.   The entire experience was incredible, and I count meeting Laura and the other awesome members of our Maui tribe among the most important experiences of my life. Laura’s warmth and zeal for life are beyond … [Read more...]

Can You Name 50 Things You’re Grateful for Today?

Count Your Blessings

Are you paying attention to the blessings around you?  I mean, not “sorta” paying attention, but really keeping your eye on all that’s going on? Are you truly appreciating the full beauty and power and brilliance of what’s already been handed to you? I'm not asking these questions to send you off on a guilt trip.  I just think you might … [Read more...]

What Are You Willing to Do to Be Happier?

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You want to be happy.  You're dreaming of being happy.  With your whole body and soul, you yearn to find happiness ... true lasting happiness ... the happiness that you know deep down in your heart has the potential to set you free. Yet, when you're put to the test of what you're willing to do to be happier, you throw up one objection after the … [Read more...]

What to Do When People Irritate and Aggravate You


As you may already know, Believe and Create is extremely active in posting on Facebook  (by the way - thanks for all your support there!).  Recently we had a discussion there about how to get more peace in your life, which began after I posted the picture I've reposted here.  As you can see, I suggest that if you want more peace in your life, … [Read more...]

I’m Feeling Dazed, Confused, and Totally Lost. Can You Relate?

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Life doesn’t always make sense.  It just doesn’t.  And frankly, sometimes it doesn’t make sense to such a ridiculous degree that my entire body yearns to scream “C’mon already – this is ridiculous!” I mean, I’ve been following a whole herd of personal growth gurus and life strategy experts and spiritual know-it-alls for what seems like … [Read more...]

Don’t Try to Be Someone You’re Not for Somebody Else

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In a previous post here, I talked about an Outrageous Act of Self-Love: Taking Off Your Masks.         I thought I'd do a quick follow-up to the post, with another encouragement to live authentically. It's your life  and you don't  serve yourself or anyone else  by pretending to be someone you're not.   It might work for a while, but in the long … [Read more...]

Experience Love on a Deeper Level Every Day

“Feel the presence of love. Take it in, live it, give it and do it with soul” -HeySoul

  Love is what life is all about – both the giving and receiving of it.  I believe this to be true, yet I’m more than a bit embarrassed to say that sometimes I put this concept aside to handle my daily “to do” list.    Let’s face it … work projects come with deadlines … I get busy. There are things to do, errands to run, places to go, … [Read more...]

In Honor of Father’s Day: Three Lessons I Learned from My Dad

My Dad -- Johnny Joseph Novak

Since today is Father’s Day, I thought I’d share 3 things that I learned from my dad that I think are worthwhile for just about everyone. 1.  Be generous, but don’t be showy about it.    We came from modest means.  Okay, we lived on a super-tight budget where there was little to no room for the extras that all my friends’ families seemed to … [Read more...]