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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.

Women & Friendships by Lisa Mendell

By Lisa Mendell

I just read The Girls from Ames. It is the story of a group of ordinary women who built an extraordinary friendship. With both universal insights and deeply personal moments, it is a book that every woman will relate to and be inspired by or so I believe. I should be able to finish the book today ~ I have about 40 pages left.

It shows the dynamics of friendship and how you can have lasting, meaningful friendships throughout your whole life. It reinforces for me the importance of my friends and how girlfriends keep us healthy and sane. (Most of the time!)

For more, go to http://www.thegirlsfromames.com ~ The Girls from Ames is by Jeffery Zaslow

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.