Inspiring Life Quotes Galore!

In case you haven’t noticed, I recently opened up my quotes database for everyone to enjoy. Find & enjoy it at quotes.UofLIFE.com I started collecting my favorite quotes to have them on hand for writing projects, or when preparing for workshops or speaking engagements, and to memorize them so I can spout them off in the middle of any casual conversation. But I soon I caught myself skimming through them most mornings, just to remind…

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Ruthless Self Love

Today’s podcast discusses overcoming self doubt and insecurity and features this quote from Don Miguel Ruiz: “Love is ruthless; it doesn’t feel sorry for anyone, but it does have compassion.”

We discuss how this reveals an important way to love yourself by not putting up with your brain’s silly doubting games and swap that in for unapologetic belief in yourself and devotion to your well being.

Ask the University of Life

Introducing our latest feature – the Ask the University of Life advice column! Got a question about life? CLICK HERE to submit it and we may answer it online! If you’re really sneaky, you can ask for advice for someone else, give us their email address, and we’ll contact them when we post the answer.

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Ephemeral Art

 This summer, people started building crazy cairns (rock piles that mark a trail) all along the bike trails in the mountain foothills above my home. At first they would simply gather rocks and stack them tall; then as months wore on, they grew more elaborate. I started adding sticks for arms and turning them into cairn men. Sometimes others would remove the sticks or knock over the piles, but someone else would always rebuild them.…

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Heal Your Mind

I’ve been working on writing my next book, which will be one of the best and most important things I’ve ever created. It’s (tentatively) called Basic Intuitive Energy Healing ::: Heal Your Mind ::: A Scientific Approach to Speaking your Brains’ Languages and Turning Pain into Power and it includes over 50 simple yet highly effective healing techniques that you can use on yourself (or if you’re already a skilled energy healer, you can apply…

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Thank a Teacher

I recently came across this inspiring letter written by a new teacher and she gave me permission to share it here: So, I’m a brand-new 7th grade English teacher. I work in a school where something like 80% of the kids live below the poverty line. Many of them have families who are barely making it. Many of them wear the same clothes to school multiple days in a row. For many of them, school…

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Today is National “Talk to a Stranger” Day

I just got home from a long trip, flying one way across the country then driving back (to help my sister move from Florida to Idaho <- there’s me driving the moving truck into Provo Canyon), and one of the best things about the trip was talking to strangers. There were casual chats with flight attendants, asking directions to the beach (when my ride from the airport was a few hours late), sunbathers who agreed…

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Search and Rescue on the Radio

NPR’s All Things Considered interviewed me last week about the emotional toll on search and rescue members when searches must be called off. Listen to it here: http://www.npr.org/2014/05/04/309075885/calling-off-the-search-the-emotional-toll-of-search-and-rescue Toronto’s AM640 Talk Radio interviewed me about the same topic this morning and I’ll post a link to that as soon as it appears on their site.

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