• Positive Self-Talk Helped Me Take Back Control of My Life

    Positive self-talk is much more complex than repeating a mantra in front of my bathroom mirror every morning. It’s a direct reflection of how I value myself, especially when life doesn’t go my way. Focusing on creating a more positive inner voice has helped to transform my negative thought processes into motivation and create strength out of negativity. The day I started applying positive self-talk to my life was the day I began living intentionally again. Rather than obtaining a new skillset, I discovered my own existing potential. I now have confidence in my capability to successfully set and reach my own goals, and the drive to continue when faced…

  • How I Make a Positive First Impression Every Time

    When I was younger, I had no inclination of the importance of a good first impression. I was full of awkwardness and emotions and completely unsure of how to deal with it all, which probably applied to all of us at some point. Allowing negativity to take over, I feared change and resisted making any effort at the beginning of new friendships and relationships. I later realized that the more negativity I put into the world, the more I negativity I got back. The better choice would have been to allow love and friendship into my life, which would have sooner facilitated my self-growth. I’ve learned that starting off on…