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Showing posts from October, 2014

Get Into the Thanksgiving Spirit: Be A Part of the "Feeling Grateful" Blog Series

In the November 2014 issue ofO magazine, contributors in the issue get in the thanksgiving spirit by answering four statements about gratefulness. As soon as I read there answers, my next thought was, “How can I get at least 30 or more people to answer the same statements to create a Feeling Grateful Series on my blog, Grow Forward & Flourish?”
I decided to write this post with the intention of inspiring a people to take time out of there schedule to pen a few sentences that reflect what they are grateful for in their lives by answering the following four + Bonus statements:

I'll never stop being grateful for... My favorite way to say thank you is... The best thank you I've received was... When I was a kid, I didn't realize how grateful I should have been for... (Bonus) The attitude of gratitude helps me to...

Nurturing an attitude of gratitude for that which I have certainly plays a HUGE role in my ability to maintain my joy and happiness, even during difficult times…

Something to Think About: What Will Be Your Life's Legacy?

The legacy of your life is created by the relationships you cultivate during your lifetime and the contributions you make in life.

If someone were to interview you today and ask you the following three questions, how would you answer them?

What are you building that is making you feel proud of the life that you are living?
What are you creating with your life?
How are you contributing your ideas, knowledge and skills in meaningful ways that are making those around you and the world better?
Why is it important for you to think about the legacy you are creating of your life? Here are a few reasons.

Beginning with the end in mind enables us to manage our lives congruently with our core values, beliefs and priorities.
When we are clear about the legacy we want to leave of our lives, we make choices based on what is important to us doing just that instead of allowing the opinions and expectations of others shape the life we live.
What we do affects others. It keeps our eye on the BIG picture.

Living My Dream Profile: Ed Brogdon

As the Founder/Owner of Back to Eden, LLC in Columbia, SC, Ed's business purpose is to inform, educate, inspire and empower people on how to live a healthier, more productive and wholesome lifestyle through the practice of Year-Round Gardening.

Over the past 19 years, he has nearly perfected the art of “year-round” gardening through the practice of “companion planting”, “intensive planting”, “succession planting”, and “timed-harvesting” techniques that significantly increase plant yield and an important process for addressing the serious concern of lack of access to fresh vegetables in under-served communities.

At the community level, he is actively involved with children, families and faith-based organizations to promote and develop helpful and healthy lifestyle habits through the practice of gardening. At the corporate level, a more tailored-approach provides an opportunity for respective organizations to explore and develop innovative seminars and workshops that could help move…

How to Get Unstuck Now

How do we break camp from thinking, emotional and behavioral patterns sabotaging our ability to move forward, make progress and experience greater happiness in life? IF we can learn how to transform the word in our heart that creates the stories we tell ourselves, about ourselves and our experiences, then we can tap into a greater measure of the strength and wisdom we already possess to manifest new possibilities in life.”  ~ Jackie Capers-Brown
If you are missing a piece of the puzzle for getting your life back on track to living a MORE purposeful, passionate and happier life, if you need a BIG shot of HOPE to consider the possibility of new possibilities, if you want to realize more of your God-given potential, Get Unstuck Now provides you with a step-by-step process, backed by science and real life experiences, to challenge and change the limiting beliefs, erroneous assumptions and disempowering emotional interpretations of your experiences that make up the stories that you are te…

Living My Dream Profile: Terra Davis-Adams

Tera Davis – Adams is a native of Columbia, South Carolina. Tera is a graduate of W.J. Keenan High School, and a 1999 graduate of Morris College. Tera is an active member of Upsilon Omega Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Tera is a lupus survivor and the founder of Hands Up Against Lupus Non- Profit Organization.

Tera founded this organization, to help bring awareness to this dreadful autoimmune disease and to educate the community about it. Tera has received awards for her hard work and her dedication to the community as well as the church. Tera is a survivor, her story will captivate you and will literally leave you in awe of God’s hands on her life. Tera stands on Jeremiah 29:11, I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord. Tera gives all praises to God, for He has done great and marvelous things in her life. Q1. What was happening in your life when you decided to pursue your dream? Terra: When I finally decide to do what God had called me to do, I was in the h…

The Launch of the Living My Dream! Blog Series

Jim Rohn, business philosopher and author once said, "The legacy we live is part of the ongoing foundations of life. Those who came before leave us the world we live in. Those who will come after will have only what we leave them. We are stewards of this world, and we have a calling in our lives to leave it better than how we found it, even it seems like such a small part."
When we read about the stories of people who have summoned the courage to become all that they can be, including efforts to make a difference in the lives of others, their actions inspire our heart with hope and encourages our faith with the belief that we can do the same. One of the reasons that Chicken Soup for the Soul continues to be such a popular and successful book series is because of how each of us relate to the personal stories shared in these books.

My mission here at Grow Forward & Flourish is to empower the seeds of greatness dwelling in your potential. By taking purpose driven actions that…