12
Jan
2014

2014 Flames of Passion

My theme for 2014 is flames of passion. I've come to realize that nothing (creative) happens without passion. Another metaphor for passion is fire. The flames of a candle cuts through the darkness...visible at night as far away as 50 miles. The fire in the belly is often described of persons running for public office. When we notice our flames flickering, this is our cue to fuel-up! That what today's show is all about...fueling up your candle to allow your flame to burn inwardly and outwardly.

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8
Aug
2013

Walking a Day in a Womans Moccassins

Describe your life if you were forced to spend a day in another's mind/body/spirit. Who knows...maybe that's why the Native Americans were infamous for the saying, walk a mile in another man's moccassins. Today, we explore the idea of spending a day in another's shoes (or skin). Looking beyond ourselves, we begin to look into, behind, and through our neighbor's lenses. Come with me as I walk a day in another wo-man's moccassins.
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20
Jul
2013

How to Control Your Life


The self-help movement teaches that we are the "Captains of our ship". Simply believe and [then] achieve! -- goes the mantra. After experiencing Earthly life for 1/2 century, my conclusion is that we don't control our lives. My viewpoint is that life is given and received. The amazing thing is that The Creator also gifted humans with the power of choice -- aka, Free Will -- to exercise autonomy of choice management of this gift of life. We are Life Managers; listen-in to learn more...


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12
Mar
2013

Its Spring Break Time Again

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College students, educators, parents, and K-12 students are fixin to enjoy Spring Break Week! The practice began shortly after WWII -- mirroring the Easter traditional commemoration.Spring Break has benefits for non-educational vocations as well. The need for all human beings to slow down, rest, and to take a break.

If many of us can't simply take off from work for a week, then maybe we can use our imaginations to reap some of that Spring Break Mojo...

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31
Jan
2013

The Unfruitful Fruits of Anxiety

anxietygirl.jpgI have been anxious. I have worried. I have felt powerless as a result. Have You?

Of course you have. Anxiety is a psychological and physiological state characterized by somatic, emotional, cognitive, and/or behavioral components. It is the displeasing feeling of fear and concern. Today, we are going to dive deep into:

  1. What is Anxiety?
  2. How do we recognize and engage it?

And finally -- Where can I find the tools to deal with my Anxious thoughts and feelings?

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24
Nov
2012

Pardon Me while I Meditate

Black Friday...Holiday hustle and bustle. So many activities, so much to do; stressing and stretching ourselves to the brink. Take it from me, this isn't good for our souls. Today, EncouragementGuy! Radio enters into the realm of meditation and mind-calming. After a very short introduction, podcast listeners are treated to a custom-designed 5 minute meditation. Enjoy it in your car, office, or upon waking in the morning...Share it with Friends [send me your feedback -- Andre@Encouraging-People.com]

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17
Nov
2012

Everything is Gonna be Alright

You heard it before...you've even spoken it:

Everything is Gonna Be Alright!

How can we be sure? Why do we speak these words when it is uncertain (at best)? Let's dig for a deeper history and meaning for this positive affirmation. Moreover, let's explore whether or not it is positive [or negative] to declare that everything is gonna be alright...

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3
Nov
2012

Being Extraordinary in the Ordinary

How does one become extraordinary? What distinguishes a Regular Jane from an Incredible Janet? The true secret lies not in the method or the how...but lies deep within the why not. This week's show is dedicated to the New Jerseyians and New Yorkers contending with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy {an extraordinary storm that forced ordinary people to become extraordinary beings}.

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13
Oct
2012

Nice Guys Finish Nice

Nice guys Finish Nice! Less stress, less pressure, less ruined relationships. You can be a nice guy without being a pushover. The key is having a balanced temperament. This week, Andre the EncouragementGuy! shares how he is well on his way to achieving the ultimate goal of becoming a Nice Guy!

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6
Oct
2012

Being In Love

Many of us have been In Love. Yet, how many of us knows what it means to be being of love. Love is often referred to as the universal language. Loving others is not an easy thing to do. Moreover, being able to love ourselves can be challenging -- some find it to be impossible. Regardless of your religion or spirituality, many will agree that God (Allah, Yahweh, Great Spirit, etc...) is Love! I submit that our greatest and ultimate human goal should aim to become being of love. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of The Beatles #1 Top 40 American song hit(s), we remember one of their greatest songs. All ya need is love...

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