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Heather (Virginia)

I am a mother of five children, one darling daughter and four dashing sons. When I am not wrangling with their schedules, I can be found teaching my 25 piano students, substitute teaching or RUNNING! I am a ten time marathoner with 5 dreamy "Boston" races under my belt. I run for peace. I run for fun. I run to eat. Speaking of eating, I have a passion for chips and guacamole, hummus and CANDY (any kind will do). I love being inspired. Music, nature, words, strangers, friends and a loving Heavenly Father grant me inspiration daily. How grateful I am for it.


Shasta (Texas)

Howdy from the great state of Texas! I am married to my best friend and we are enjoying every day with our 3 silly children. I enjoy cooking, gardening, and not sweating the small (or dirty) stuff! I believe that life is 90% attitude and 10% what happens to you.


Shannon (Oregon)

I write from my home by the sea in Seaside Oregon. I am dedicated to improving the lives of women and children and I love to serve others. I have worked as a domestic/sexual assault crisis worker, trauma recovery specialist and in many other capacities. Currently I follow my passions by writing for BillionClicks.org, FamilyShare.com, spending time with her family, serving at church, running on the beach and being a generally all around positive person.


Rebecca

I grew up in the northwest and am currently settled in Utah with my husband and four sons. I love writing and especially love learning from other people's inspiring examples. I teach preschool and also work at a residential treatment center for teenage girls. I love reaching out to struggling youth. In my spare time I'm trying to teach myself how to crochet. I also enjoys reading, hiking (in perfect weather conditions), and spending time with my family.


Hilary (Utah)

I love anything coconut - especially coconut ice cream! (I felt like I should start with the most important information first!) My husband and I have been married for 21 years and have four beautiful, fun-loving daughters. My favorite thing in the whole world is to be with my family - it doesn't matter if we are working or playing - I just love being together. I am also a scrap-booker, singer, songwriter, wanna-be-cook and dessert lover. We love living in Utah.


Repetition



 

 

Think of something that at first, you weren’t very good at, but with practice, you improved.

How about walking?  Most of us took a spill or two (hundred) when we were learning to walk.

 

What about writing?  It comes easily to me now but watching my first-grader s-l-o-w-l-y

w-r-i-t-e

t-h-e

l-e-t-t-e-r-s

i-n

h-e-r

h-o-m-e-w-o-r-k

sometimes calls for all the patience I can muster.

 

I’m fast at writing.  I have nearly perfected walking.  (Though I still require assistance on black ice.)  The more I practiced the better I got.  Repetition.  That’s what it took.

In 1949, Canadian psychologist Donald Hebb suggested a theory in which he said that “the persistence or repetition of a reverberatory activity tends to induce lasting cellular changes that add to its stability.”

Allow me to restate (in English.)  When we think a thought over and over, new connections are created in our brain.  Repetition of that thought creates more connections which become engrams – similar to memories.  “The more a thought is held, the easier for that thought remembered or activated.”

John Kehoe, author of Mind Power had this to say about the value of repetitious thoughts.  “Although a single unaided thought hasn’t much power, through repetition the thought can become concentrated and directed, and its force can be magnified many times.  The more the thought is repeated the more energy and power it generates, and the more readily it is able to manifest itself.”

 

“Weak and scattered thoughts are weak an scattered forces.

Strong and concentrated thoughts are strong and concentrated forces.”

 

With that in mind what

word

phrase

belief

motto

would you most like create an engram of in your mind?  What don’t you believe that you want to believe?

 

Each day I repeat this phrase in my mind.

“I am a courageous, capable, beautiful, healthy, dynamic woman.”

I think it as I run on the treadmill.
I say it in my head as I get dressed.
I repeat it while I drive carpool.
I think it when I feel insecure and unsure of myself.

I chose those five words – courageous, capable, beautiful, healthy and dynamic, not because that’s what I believe about myself – but because it is what I struggle to believe about myself.

Repeating those words has helped me to believe those words.

Those types of thoughts give us the courage to reach higher, dream bigger, achieve more.

So don’t wait…

Choose your word.
Choose your phrase.
Think it.
Repeat.