April 27th, 2011 // 2:06 am @ marla
Women are amazing. We are caregivers, peacemakers, “chauffeurs” for our kids, breadwinners and homemakers. So why do we need positive affirmations for women? This quote from Marianne Williamson says it all.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us most. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and famous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that people won’t feel insecure around you. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
Every woman has the ability to achieve greatness, but because we are so busy with family, deadlines, getting the bills paid on time, etc., that we easily become fatigued, sidetracked or even burnt out; that we don’t see our own potential. Because women are natural born caregivers, we tend to others’ needs before our own or if we do we afraid of it. Being the superwoman can be a great achievement, but it can also be a way to self sabotage your own happiness. The fastest and easiest way is to stay centered and balanced is to recite powerful positive affirmations on a daily basis.
What are Positive Affirmations?
An affirmation is a positive thought or statement that you repeat to yourself and implant in your inner consciousness as a source of inspiration for your present and future actions. Once ingrained in your subconscious mind, it guides your thoughts and actions in a desired direction. You can use the power of affirmations to overcome certain undesirable traits and negative and habitual thought patterns in your mind or deal with some weakness in your personality affirmatively.
Why Positive Affirmations?
Using powerful positive thinking techniques, visualizations and positive affirmations, it is possible to achieve whatever you want. If you utilize them enough, it can transform your life, your health and renew the happiness and passion for life. Positive affirmations are a great tool to balance your outside stimuli with your inner dialog.
Here are some positive affirmations for women that will help you develop a positive mindset that will give you one of the most powerful life strategies there is. Imagine waking up each morning, with renewed energy and ready to embrace the wonder of the new day. It really is that powerful!
Seven Positive Affirmations For Women:
1. I may encounter many defeats, but I will not be defeated. I am triumphant.
2. Life comes in three colors: a little white, a little black and a lot of gray.
3. Hidden away in the nature of the real woman is the law of her life.
4. Worrying does not take away tomorrow’s troubles, it takes away today’s peace
5. The core of my being is the ultimate reality, the root and ground of the universe, the source of all that exists.
6. Everything is possible!
7. Accept…then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. The Universe always works with you never against you.
Reciting positive affirmations can instruct your body and mind to act in a certain way. You can overcome the barriers that stand in between you and the true person you always wanted to be. You can send subtle thought forces into your consciousness and powerfully alter your thinking and behavior. By using positive affirmations, you can heal yourself in astonishing ways. You can stay motivated and focused on your path to success. You can truly transform your personality and make yourself more acceptable and at peace with yourself. You can overcome many problems in your life, problems that exist because of some inherent deficiency or debility with your attitude, behavior or thinking.
Believe in the magic of Life!
Marla Sloane, Ph.D.
April 15th, 2011 // 12:55 am @ marla
The Alamo-Danville Newcomers Club
The Newcomers Club-Nurturing Female Relationships
Today’s topic is the Alamo-Danville Newcomers Club, in Danville California and we will discuss the importance of nurturing new friendships when moving to a new city. We will discuss ways to adjust to a new environment by joining organizations such as the Newcomers Club hosted by Dr. Marla Sloane, Mind Over Matters, on the Voice America Variety Channel, Thursday, April 21st at 1:00 PST.
Women connect with each other differently and provide support systems that help each other to deal with stress and difficult life experiences. One of the best things a woman can do for her health is to nurture her relationships with girlfriends and engage with members of the community. This creates an overall sense of belonging and as a result can give your self-esteem a boost. Nurturing female relationships helps combat depression too.
All of the Newcomer Clubs evolve according to the members’ interests, which makes each club unique. The activities of the Newcomer’s Club can include a book club, wine tasting, golf, art group, international group, movies, canasta, bridge, euchre, mah jong, bowling, recipe exchange, San Francisco trips, couples activities, special events, philanthropy & volunteer opportunities.
The Newcomers Club welcomes women who are new to the area to join, but also welcomes women who are long-time residents. It is interesting to learn that one can find a Newcomers Club across the United States from California to New Jersey as well as across the world from Canada or England to China or Bangladesh. You are never too far to find a friend.
Women need to spend time with friends and evidently, that is very good for one’s health. Spending time with a friend is just as important to our general health as jogging or working out at a gym.
There is a tendency to think that when we are working out, we are doing something good for our bodies, but when we are hanging out with friends, we are wasting our time and should be more productively engaged—not true. In fact, failure to create and maintain quality personal relationships with other humans is as dangerous to our physical health as smoking!
April 7th, 2011 // 2:21 am @ marla
Cinema- Can a Good Movie Change Your Life?
The San Francisco International Film Society is kicking off it’s annual Film Festival April 21st, 2011. Movies have been influential since the silent film era, from setting fashion trends, to learning about sex, experiencing a part of history, or just being able to laugh out loud; movies can be life changing! The International is an extraordinary showcase of cinematic discovery and innovation in the country’s most beautiful city, featuring some 150 films and live events with more than 100 filmmakers in attendance and dozens of awards presented for cinematic excellence.
This week’s guest is Joanne Parsont, the director of education at the San Francisco’s Film Society. The San Francisco Film Society acknowledges the art of filmmaking and celebrates both the differences and the shared values of the many cultural groups that make up the global community in their education program. Their goal is to develop media literacy thinking sills and inspire a lifelong appreciation of cinema. Through film screenings, media presentation, interactive presentations, interactive discussions, filmmaker visits to schools, study guides and professional development, they strive to cultivate individuals’ imaginations, facilitate their awareness as filmgoers and empower them as true global citizens. Parsont describes the youth education program as a fun and meaningful forum for education and says the program encompasses understanding and awareness. The year-round program aims to develop media literacy, broaden insights into other cultures, enhance foreign language aptitude, develop critical thinking skills and inspire a lifelong appreciation of cinema. . Since 1991, the San Francisco Film Society Youth Education program has reached more than 40,000 Bay Area schoolchildren and 2,500 teachers from more than 250 educational institutions. All programs are designed to meet the Visual and Performing Arts Content Standards for California public schools, providing vital media resources for teaching artistic perception, creative expression, aesthetic valuing, historical and cultural dimensions of the arts, and the means for connecting and applying what is learned through film to other curricula and careers.
March 31st, 2011 // 4:08 pm @ marla
Dr. Milton Chen talks about his latest book: Education Nation
Dr. Milton Chen is senior fellow and director, emeritus at The George Lucas Educational Foundation (GLEF), a non-profit foundation in the San Francisco Area that utilizes its website, Edutopia.org, and documentary films to communicate a new vision for 21st Century schools. He served as director of GLEF and has been the founding director of the KQED Center for Education (PBS) in San Francisco, director of research at Sesame Workshop in New York, and an assistant professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Chen was one of 35 Fulbright New Century Scholars conducting research on access and diversity issues in education. He served as a trustee of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy and appointed to the National Park Service Advisory Board. He serves as board chairman for the Panasonic Foundation. His book, Education Nation: Six Leading Edges of Innovation in our Schools, was selected as one of the 10 best education books of 2010 by the American School Boards Journal.
Imagine an Education Nation, a learning society where the education of children and adults is the highest national priority, on par with a strong economy, high employment, and national security. My guest is Dr. Milton Chen and this is his vision. He will discuss his latest book, Education Nation, with six leading “edges” that need to be addressed in education. Dr. Chen has had leadership roles at Sesame Street Workshop, public television, and for the last twelve years as executive director of the George Lucas Educational Foundation. Dr. Milton Chen will discuss a wealth of ideas to improve the learning experience. Dr. Chen puts the “edge” in education. This is a must see show! Tune in and see how we can shape our nation’s future. Thursday at 1:00 pm PST.
March 31st, 2011 Dr. Milton Chen/Ask Dr. Marla
March 24th, 2011 // 1:26 am @ marla
Ask Dr. Marla
I will be answering your questions in this week’s show. You have sent me numerous e-mails with some great questions ranging from how do I obtain inner peace? How do I know when it’s the right time to get divorced? How do I get over my daughter’s death? I will be reading and answering these questions and more Thursday at 1:00 pm PST. If you would like to send a question please click here and I will answer it on the air. This is an important show. Many of you are in search of the answers to these questions but haven’t had the opportunity to ask them. Listen in and see what I have to say! You don’t want to miss this episode of Mind Over Matters!
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