Treasure hunters have been looking at the wrong place for the French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte’s stolen treasure for the past 200 years, which was stashed somewhere in Russia during the leader’s retreat from Moscow in 1812. Historian Viacheslav Ryzhkov is claiming that all search efforts should focus on the town of Rudnya, which is located […]
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The Government Shutdown & You
We, as a nation have been experiencing this government shutdown and while most of us haven’t felt the impact of it, there are many that have. Navigating something that you have no control over is difficult and the uncertainty of it makes it that much more frustrating for those affected. This would be a great […]
What Kind of Change do You Like?
It looks like this year is going to be filled with many changes. I want the changes so that I can just shake everything up and start anew. While so many fear changes, I enjoy it. I like the idea of doing something new and exciting. I think allowing yourself to become stagnant and fearful […]
The Fear of Risk Taking
As I mentioned in earlier posts, I’ve been on a new life chapter and listening to some well-known authors of self-help and motivational books. I think a part of me allowed the fear of risk taking hinder the growth potential that is within each of us. I’m not afraid of no’s, in fact, the worse […]
New Year, New You?
Every year when the new year rolls around, many of us write out a list of resolutions. Some of these include weight loss, smoking cessation, something new (car, house, job) among many other things and we give ourselves a deadline to reach these goals. We tell ourselves that because it’s a new year that we […]
Is Patience Really a Virtue?
I’ve come to the conclusion that I have to work on having patience with people. I believe that I’m a patient person, but then there are people that test the mess out of me and make me want to punch things. Don’t laugh, I bet you do, too! On this self-improvement journey that I’ve been […]
What Are Your Burning Desires in Life?
One of the most consistent themes in these books, is that you have to believe in order to achieve. You have to have a deep, burning desire to get whatever it is that you want. For me, that means that I have to overcome these silly fears. So yes, I will be getting on a […]
What Limits Someone Is…
Prior to the accident, I was a risk taker of sorts. I enjoyed high speeds, jumping from planes and loved heights. I didn’t fear the consequences of falling because, hey what’s the worst that could happen? A bad enough fall for me now could land me in the hospital or worse, back in a wheelchair […]
Overcoming Fears: How I Got Here
On this journey, I’ve discovered that I have some fears that I need to eliminate in my life. They’re silly little things, but the changes were as a result of some life altering events in my past. So, I have challenged myself to do two very specific things and I have announced it to all […]
Is There Really a Secret to it?
I can completely understand now how a lot of the books that are out there dedicated to self-improvement have to almost chew it for you. It can be intimidating, but if you take it step by step, it’s not all that bad. Maybe you do have to understand what the secret is. No, don’t ask […]