The Possibility Box

What positive messages appeared to you today?

General

Seven Ways Out of a Slump

This morning I didn’t want to do anything. I didn’t want to get out of bed, plan tonight’s meal, go grocery shopping or workout. I didn’t want to not workout, either. And I CERTAINLY didn’t want to write a post…

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A Few Favorite Sources of Positive Messages

Every week Kevin, the sensei at United Studios of Self-Defense in my hometown, displays a different inspirational quotation on the white board outside his studio. Positive messages like these can matter and make a difference in our lives, if we…

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Change Is Coming

During a fitness class this week, the positive message on Stephanie Newland Oseguera’s shirt caught my eye. It says, “Change. One Rep at a Time.” Stephanie told me she loves this message from the American Council on Exercise because it is helping…

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Loving What You Do for a Living

“I loved The Alchemist!” a woman exclaimed at a cocktail party when I mentioned the book recently. There’s a lot to love in this bestselling parable by Paulo Coelho, originally published in 1988. According to Wikipedia, The Alchemist “has sold more…

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One-Word Secret for Defeating Fear

Pictured here are some beautiful products with positive messages from artist, author and inspirational-decor creator Kelly Rae Roberts. Here’s why I’m featuring them in a post about the one-word secret for defeating fear. Recently my older son and I were watching…

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It’s Not Just My Imagination

One day my 7-year-old asked me, “Mommy, what is your most favorite song ever?” I thought for a moment and said, “If I had to pick just one, it might be ‘Imagine’ by John Lennon.” A day or two later,…

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Tea with Einstein

One morning a few years ago, I stepped into Cocola bakery and patisserie at Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto, California, and doing so probably changed my life. That might sound like dramatic overstatement, but when you think about it,…

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Favorite Moments from the Grammys

This photo is obviously not from the Grammys. But don’t the glasses and jacket kinda remind you of Elton John? He was part of the 2013 Grammys. That’s a big stretch, I know. But it could take forever for me to…

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Best Advertisements with Positive Messages?

I appreciate it when companies weave inspiration into their marketing. Like this Oakley ad promoting “Peace in the Chaos,” spotted last summer at Kirkwood Mountain Resort. Time is among our most precious resources. If you’re going to spend some of…

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Dealing with Negativity about Creativity

Recently during teatime with a friend, I was complaining about that tortuous phase of writing a book when boring qualities like self-discipline and determination come in handy. She made me laugh out loud by describing “The Life of a Project”…

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