Daniella Whyte

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12 Things We Tell Ourselves That Are Completely False (365 Days of Spirited Living — DAY 343)


“We all talk to ourselves. A major key to success exists in what we say to ourselves, which helps to shape our attitude and mindset.”
— Darren Johnson

The biggest obstacles in our lives are the ones we create. Our thoughts and our internal voices are powerful. More powerful than we realize. It directs our behavior, our attitudes, our intentions, and even our interactions. Ultimately, it determines whether we regress or make progress, go up or come crashing down, fail or succeed.

At every point in life, it is much easier to give in to lies, false realities, fantasy thoughts, delusions, illusions and magical thinking. The truth is, we don’t have to really do anything for these types of thoughts to creep in. And if we leave the doorway of our lives unguarded and unchecked, false ideas will pour in, wreak havoc in our minds and keep us back from obtaining the life we always wanted. Read more…

Leaning In When It’s Crash and Burn (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 246)

Leaning In to Crash and Burn

“The opposite of faith is not doubt, but certainty. Certainty is missing the point entirely. Faith includes noticing the mess, the emptiness and discomfort, and letting it be there until some light returns. Faith also means reaching deeply within, for the sense one was born with, the sense, for example, to go for a walk.”
— Anne Lamott

When you’re feeling out of sorts and everything around you seems to be crashing and burning all at the same time, don’t ignore it. Accept that it is happening. I know this sounds unhelpful and weird and impossible. But we tend to feel we have to do something in a crisis. We don’t really all the time. Sometimes a crisis is going to happen and there’s nothing we can do about. And we need to accept that it is happening and that we are helpless at that moment. Read more…

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