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A Stress Solution for the Soul: Pride edges God out (EGO) a prideful nature rears it’s head and then remembers the depth from which it has been saved and quickly edges God back in, knowing that it’s highest source for personal excellence dwells in this space. How to Recognize Pride vs. A Prideful Nature:True Pride: True pride that has its way in you is unable to hear and respond to the voice of humility.  Therefore it has an insatiable desire to dominate, be seen, acknowledged & recognized.   This pride gets easily frustrated & anger flares up when it’s plans are thwarted and people stand in its way of getting what it wants.   It is fueled by unbridled ambition that puts things before people.  The non-essential before the essential, and will do anything, often void of moral conscious, to get what it wants.   This pride is like a spoiled child and is seldom content or deeply satisfied…always wanting more.   A Spiritually Discerning Person with a Prideful Nature:   Know this: Even as a human being seeking to love, serve and honor God you will experience prideful flare-ups.   The difference between a person who lives in service of pride … Continue reading

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          3 Things You Want to Know Before Stressing Out => What you Want to Know About Stress Many people do not even know they are stressed. The stress hormone goes up in the body any time you feel threatened in life. This could be triggered by worrying about the future or having regrets from the past. Or it can happen when you are afraid of what people think or if you need certain outcomes to take place in order to feel good about yourself. Stress is simply the power you give to outside circumstance to define what you believe you are capable of handling successfully. Thoughts are Thoughts until You Label Them Life unfolds, you then have a thought that arises regarding what is unfolding before you, you will stay in a place of peace through observation until you label that thought as threatening, as soon as you judge that thought you give birth to the negative emotion. This all happens so fast that sometimes all you are left with is the end negative emotion. Slow down the process: Life….Thought….Negative Label….negative emotion, usually fear, worry, self-doubt, judgment of self or others. Wake up and be … Continue reading

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              “Love is patient, love is kind, it does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.” 1 Corinthians 13:4   Jealousy flows out of pride. Pride occurs when you feel that you deserve to be respected by others. Pride fuels the feeling that you are more important than other people. Expectations on how you feel people should show up for you and frustration when they don’t meet your expectations often leads to negative emotional outbursts. Because the nature of pride is to exalt itself above others it often gives birth to jealousy when encountering people it perceives to be more successful than itself. It is a dangerous reptile that wreaks havoc in our relationships and must be quickly replaced with love and humility so as to maintain healthy rapport with God and other people.   Dear God,   Thank you that I am not alone on this journey.  Give me eyes to see, ears to hear and a heart to respond to the call for connection for a greater good in this world.   Remove from my mental radar all distractions of comparisons that breed pride or jealousy.  Teach me to number my … Continue reading

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                My friend Lindy Royer who is a rock star movement expert recently reminded me that movement is our natural state of being implemented by our ancestors, exercise was created by man when we stopped moving. Movement is also a natural stress relieving practice in life. Make the most of your transitions this week and incorporate movement in the midst of your daily transitions. When moving from point A to point B simply maximize your movement: instead of walk, skip or jog; take the stairs a few times before going to your destination. It doesn’t have to be a huge chunk of time out of your day simply make the moments work for you when you are in them. For those who enjoy the more focused movement we call exercise try this: Do you want to increase your clarity of focus and energy level throughout your day? The following technique is often referred to as interval training or burst training.  I used this for a warm up when I practiced Tae Kwon Do, many trainers have integrated this technique into their programs because it is one of the quickest ways to get in … Continue reading

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              A Prayer at the Break of Dawn: Dear God, thank you for the gift of a new day of life to explore growing in the ways of loving and being loved…You, myself and those around me. Once again I release my grip on my need to know why things happen as they do along with my need to know how things will turn out. You are in control and that is enough for me. I give you full permission to have your way with me in spite of myself, for I have learned on this short journey of life that as I have surrendered all to you, I am never left empty handed. Continue to release the shadows that distract me from living out the purpose for which I was created: to love and beloved. Protect me from the need to own, control, possess, analyze, interpret, conclude; from attachments, assumptions, expectations and all sense of entitlement along with the antics of comparison, jealousy and envy… for nothing thrives in a state of war. The only thing I am entitled to know is that you love me completely just as I am and that … Continue reading

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Often times you will respond to life experiences with reactive behavior based on those programs that you have repeated over time: when this happens, I respond this way…why?… Because it feels comfortable. It feels comfortable because you have conditioned your responses to life through repetition.  The brain is capable of creating new approaches in life based on your commitment to do so.  So, here is your invitation for today: Be curious and fascinated towards all of life today.  Be the narrator as things unfold for you: “hmmm, that’s interesting?  How do I want to respond to this situation? I wonder what fueled that reaction in this person?  How can I return to a place of peace over this?  What do I need to remember in order to remain confident in this situation?” Curiosity creates flexibility along with the ability to tune into all available options for solution-based thinking. http://www.Laurenemiller.com Twitter: @laurenemiller7 Boost Your Mood/Memory Naturally with the Levity Product Work-life Balance 30 Day, Only 3 Min a Day Journey watch the preview

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  “Love is patient, love is kind, it does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.” 1 Corinthians 13:4   Jealousy flows out of pride. Pride occurs when you feel that you deserve to be respected by others. Pride fuels the feeling that you are more important than other people. Expectations on how you feel people should show up for you and frustration when they don’t meet your expectations often leads to negative emotional outbursts. Because the nature of pride is to exalt itself above others it often gives birth to jealousy when encountering people it perceives to be more successful than itself. It is a dangerous reptile that wreaks havoc in our relationships and must be quickly replaced with love and humility so as to maintain healthy rapport with God and other people.   Dear God,   Thank you that I am not alone on this journey.  Give me eyes to see, ears to hear and a heart to respond to the call for connection for a greater good in this world.   Remove from my mental radar all distractions of comparisons that breed pride or jealousy.  Teach me to number my days aright that I may gain … Continue reading