Category: Mindset

How to Stay Calm in Stressful Situations 

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3 tips for remaining relaxed and present, no matter what’s going on around you

Sometimes, events happen in our lives that appear to be clearly, completely, terribly bad.

During those periods, it seems like there’s no contesting the “fact” that what’s happening is horrible, and it’s enough to make most people miserable.

But if that’s the case, how do some people manage to stay happy and positive, even in the face of situations that other people dread? (more…)

37 Growth Mindset Quotes to Help You Persevere in Challenging Situations [Plus Printable!]

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Striving to go higher and further is what having a “growth mindset” is all about

After investing the last 45+ years in studying, applying and mentoring tens of thousands of others in transformational principles, a question I’ve often received from some of the people I work with is:

“Mary, I’m dealing with a challenge in my life right now, and I just can’t seem to break free and move forward! What should I do?”

Here’s what I tell them: (more…)

Halloween and the Power of Playing “Dress-Up”

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Why Dressing Up in Costumes Shouldn’t Only Be Reserved for Halloween

Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays for many reasons. For one, it’s full of so much fun… trick-or-treating, carving pumpkins, festive get togethers and dressing up in costumes.

But what I love most about Halloween is that it’s the one time of year when we truly allow ourselves to let our imaginations run wild and we get to feel like kids again. (more…)

How to Celebrate Your Summer Body – Without Losing a Pound

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3 Ways to Feel Confident, Radiant and Amazing in Your Own Skin, No Matter What the Scale Says

Summer is upon us, which means fun in the sun and swimsuit season. How did you feel the last time you tried on a swimsuit? Was it a fun, pleasant experience or did you experience a wave of body dissatisfaction – or even shame?

If you felt a bit down about yourself and your body, know this: You’re not alone. (more…)

What Bungee Jumping Taught Me About Fear

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It All Started With a Nagging Voice Inside My Head That Kept Saying “Take a Bungee Jump…”

“I’m an old man and I have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened.”
– Mark Twain

In 1991, I heard a voice inside my head that said, “Take a bungee jump.” (more…)

5 Quick and Simple Bedtime Practices to Feel Happy and Grateful

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According to Some Cultures, What You Do Before You Go to Bed Determines the Quality of Your Tomorrow

I’m often asked,

“Mary, what’s your morning routine? What’s your evening routine?”

These questions come from my friends, coaching clients and audience members during live events.

I determined years ago that establishing a bedtime routine helps me fall asleep more easily, as well as supports me in feeling grateful, happier and more fulfilled throughout the day. And, it’s easier than you might think! (more…)