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Dare to Dream Your Biggest Dreams

Have you ever thought about how much courage it took to dream to be the first man on the moon?

full moon, surrounded by clouds illuminated by reflected moonlight.

Dare to dream your biggest dreams, to reach for your own moon landing. Tap your inner courage and keep trying, despite the setbacks. To pursue your dream is to pursue your true calling.

The Virgin Galactic and Orbital Sciences unmanned rocket mishaps earlier this month are certainly not the first space flights to have failed. You may remember the Space Shuttle Challenger and Columbia explosions that killed all aboard. The first Apollo mission, Apollo 1, burned up on the launch pad, killing three astronauts. Earlier Gemini and Mercury missions had their share of failures of both manned and unmanned flights. Continue reading

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Relax! It’s Labor Day

There is no better way to show your respect for hard work than by also taking time off to completely relax.

shallow tree-lined creek reflecting blue sky and puffy clouds

Breathe deeply, sit peacefully, detach from your thoughts. Take the time and space to just be, without doing.

We tend to value hard work and see relaxation a waste of time. It is not. Relaxation opens the mind, renews the spirit and restores the body. So shelve those plans to tidy the garage, mow the yard and clean the house today. Instead, wander on over to your favorite quiet spot, and sit a spell. It’ll do you some good.

Happy Labor Day.

Life Is Honest, Open and True: Through peacefulness and relaxation, you allow your body and mind to heal from your everyday demands. You can discover and accept who you really are. When you are comfortable with yourself, you can be more open and honest with others.

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What is your favorite way to completely relax? Tell me about it in the comments or tweet me @lifeishotblog with the hash tag #LifeIsHOT!

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7 Ways to Know if Your Life is Aligned – #5 Is the Hardest

A few weeks ago I wrote about how we allow others to change us over time. We make small changes in our own words and actions in response to their expectations or demands.

Your Life is Aligned, Brad W. Smith photographer, magnifying glass on stand over photo in book of a Tuscan hillside vineyard with home.

From time to time we need to open the book of our life and examine it closely to discover the details a casual observer will never see.

We begin to accept as normal certain words or actions from them or ways that they treat us that previously we would have judged unacceptable. Over time, those incremental changes can end up taking us far away from our true selves. Continue reading

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