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Tips To Honor Yourself by Lisa Mendell

By Lisa Mendell

You need to get rid of any self-doubt you have. Turn the negative into positive thoughts- instead of telling yourself you aren’t worthy or good enough, tell yourself that you are good enough and worthy. For more tips go to http://www.beliefnet.com/Inspiration/2009/07/How-to-Celebrate-Yourself.aspx?source=NEWSLETTER&ppc=73053&utm_campaign=Inspiration&utm_source=NL&utm_medium=newsletter These tips will help you to celebrate yourself and the great things you can accomplish.

How Kids Learn Cooperation by Lisa Mendell

By Lisa Mendell

I came across an article in my email that I thought some might benefit from and it’s called How Kids Learn Cooperation. Some of the areas they touch on are:

  • Raising cooperative children- Cooperation—working in harmony with others to achieve a goal—is vital not only to a happy, successful life but also to a more peaceful and harmonious world.
  • Tuning into your child – The seeds of cooperation are planted very early, when parents tune in and respond to their young child’s needs.
  • Sharing – kids begin the process of learning to share even though it may take a few years to sink in. Why? Sharing some of their possessions is an early precursor to sharing thoughts and ideas.
  • A few good rules – Having a few simple rules in the context of loving family relationships gives kids a strong foundation for working together with others.

That just touches on a few. For more, go to http://www.beliefnet.com/Love-Family/Family-Values-Toolkit/Family-Values-Cooperation.aspx?ppc=69352&source=NEWSLETTER&utm_campaign=Inspiration&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=NL

How To Learn From Failure by Lisa Mendell

By Lisa Mendell

Last month I featured an article on how to make your mind up to succeed, which I had read in Reader’s Digest. This month I thought I would give my thoughts on a related articled entitled 5 Winners Teach Us How To Learn From Failure. One person that is spotlighted is author JK Rowling, who I alluded to in my last post. Part of what she said was….

“She related a story about a young woman who gave up her dream of writing novels to study something more practical. Nonetheless, she ended up as an unemployed single mom “as poor as it is possible to be in modern Britain without being homeless.” But during this rock-bottom time, she realized she still had a wonderful daughter, an old typewriter, and an idea that would become the foundation for rebuilding her life.”

For more of the article go to www.rd.com/your-america-inspiring-people-and-stories/5-winners-teach-us-how-to-learn-from-failure/article125947.html

Knowing how to approach failure can indeed be the first step to success!

Incurable Optimist by Lisa Mendell

By Lisa Mendell

Michael J. Fox will be on TV this Thursday, May 7th, in a special titled Adventures of an Incurable Optimist. He will interview different people and it should be a very uplifting experience. This special ties in with his new book, Always Looking Up. For more information, go to http://abc.go.com/specials/michaeljfox/index The special airs on ABC at 9 PM Central, 10 PM Eastern. For other times, visit the above link.

How To Make Up Your Mind To Succeed by Lisa Mendell

By Lisa Mendell

I was reading the article How To Make Up Your Mind To Succeed in Reader’s Digest as I was waiting to get my hair cut and a lot of the points made perfect sense – what you would call “common sense” advice.  One point that stuck with me was

Mind-set is key to finding success for yourself and your children

It also explains the difference between a fixed and a growth mind set, and why the latter is better for us and children. The web site brainology.us explains the growth mind set in more detail and shows that we are all born with this, as it’s what makes us able to survive in the world. To read the article, as well as find other tips on sucess and how failure can be a positive thing, visit http://www.rd.com/your-america-inspiring-people-and-stories/how-to-make-up-your-mind-to-succeed/article126730.html

I never thought about failure making us stronger, but a lot of people have proven it true, including Harry Potter auther JK Rowling. Who would have thought?

Newest Tech Toys & Other Gadgets by Lisa Mendell

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By Lisa Mendell

There is a new tech toy out called the netbook. It differs from a traditional laptop in size and features; namely, it is meant for email, web and word processing, unlike laptops which have more storage and capability for photos and gaming software. One such unit is available at Costco and www.costco.com for around $400 depending on the model. The one pictured here has a 10″ screen and is made by Samsung.

When Good Computers Go Bad By Lisa Mendell

By Lisa Mendell

My computer’s hard drive went bad the other day. The tech was here the next day to replace my hard drive. Unfortunately, the new hard drive had nothing on it – not even a version of Windows OS! Talk about starting from scratch! I had wanted to do some cleaning of my computer anyway, though I would have prefered it was by my own choice and not dictated by my computer- which up until this point hadn’t given me any major problems. See, good computers can and do go bad. You just never know when…