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Broke, Smoke, Love has Enough of Chasing Life Dreams

Posted By TatianaMichelet on Self Improvement - Evading North Eastern Europe’s financial crisis towards a fresh start in life, Gina walked up the stairs of a small plane in a modest airport, away from her deserted town. It was dawn. Nearby, Gino carried in a suitcase, the photo album of her teenage years. He waved, a speechless goodbye. A single tear slipped down his forced but brave smile.

Part 2: Keep Moving through Adversity, Guided by a Bird

Posted By TatianaMichelet 1492 days ago on Self Improvement - Arrived at the arena of adversity.

Standing at the front of what seems to be the size of a horseracing track, horrified, Alan watched his speculations now manifest into form. The gates were metallic bars that formed a circle around the arena. In between the verticals, Alan caught a glimpse of what seemed to be horses hijacked in a battlefield.

Is The Past Holding You Back from Your Future?

Posted By TatianaMichelet on Self Improvement - Each morning you take the time to stare at the bathroom mirror, hoping that your face can hide your insecurities for one more day – you already know the day will be spent interpreting people’s smile and analysing your neighbours motives behind their small talk. You suspect them to see the seven, sixteen or twenty-one year old hiding behind an adult mask...

Why Do You Let Fear Self Sabotage Your Life?

Posted By TatianaMichelet on Self Improvement - If self sabotaging was a crime then we would all be guilty of it. You might be looking at my words in stupor, the shock makes you think: “not guilty!” for you plan, prepare and always give the best of yourself so self sabotage issues have nothing to do with you. Well, let me refresh your memory…

Release Yourself From External Negativity

Posted By TatianaMichelet 1748 days ago on Self Improvement - You have probably worked so hard to build a happy and fulfilling life. You strive to make it as nice and as comfortable as possible.Maybe you are lucky enough to have come to terms with what you can or cannot have.

Despite your contentment and peaceful acceptance of life, you are sadly confronted on a regular basis with external negativity. This may be in the form of unfair criticism, envious personal attacks, or hurtful gossip from those around you.

Gemma’s Inspiring Story: Pissed Off and Late. Can She Make It?

Posted By TatianaMichelet 1753 days ago on Self Improvement - Gemma feels resentment, it’s the world’s cockroaches, she can’t get rid of them; she’s one of them! The world and the cockroaches. The insecticides and the parasites. They live with her in a neighborhood, welcomed by cans of cheap cider and cigarette butts, sitting and squatting, on the pavement, short of payment, waiting for an...

Giovanni’s Inspiring Story: Why Real Success is Self Love

Posted By TatianaMichelet 1753 days ago on Self Improvement - Call him Mr Greedy or Mr Creepy but Giovanni is a romantic from Italy. Apart from cheap spaghetti and homemade cappuccino, he is a macho, a show off. A collection of the finest arts and untouched race cars, watched over by the dusty books that decorate his library from his patio vis a vis...

Lydia’s Inspiring Story: From Toilet Bowl to First Class Cabin

Posted By TatianaMichelet 1753 days ago on Self Improvement - Lydia travels in first class business flights to Hong Kong, Dubai and Washington, a country girl surrounded by international airports, she’s got a cabin, the air is clean, she breaths in her 3 course meal, the champagne is free flowing and the air conditioning is supposed to be welcoming. In the back of the plane...

Roisin’s Inspiring Story: She Baked Her Self Esteem with Success

Posted By TatianaMichelet 1753 days ago on Self Improvement - As Irish as the weather, Roisin’s eyes are full of rain. Breaking up under the thunderstorm, a grey TV from the late nineties and a worn out black leather sofa. She sits eating Bounties, watching her favorite soap opera. For an hour Roisin won’t feel lonely, the dog licking her feet as a substitute for...

Fiona’s Inspiring Story: How She Turned Her Differences into Beauty

Posted By TatianaMichelet 1753 days ago on Self Improvement - In the capital of England, under the spotlight of Covent Garden, lies a beauty salon. A pretty wannabes rendez-vous and spread glamour over two floors. Chic petites on high heels compete, with the tall who wish they were small. The grandmas adding more mascara, iron boards filling in their bra...

Marco’s Inspiring Story: Why Everyone Should Create Their Own Luck

Posted By TatianaMichelet 1753 days ago on Self Improvement - A large Greek family migrated to USA to live the American dream. Marco has eleven sisters and brothers. He was supposed to be last, but five years later his little brother Paolo came along. The attention and the bond he shared with his mother went away with the first smile of Paolo. Twelve kids...

Mary’s Inspiring Story: Why Loving Yourself Can Change Your Life

Posted By TatianaMichelet 1753 days ago on Self Improvement - Mary always smiles, even if you wanted to, you wouldn’t be able to upset Mary. Mary’s home is the cleanest and tidiest you have ever seen. Mary has a lot of happy stories to tell. About her latest holidays, the new gifts she often receives, then she goes on about Jake.

Ben’s Inspiring Story: A Failed Fated Abundance Lead to His Heart’s Desire

Posted By TatianaMichelet 1753 days ago on Self Improvement - A Misuse Abundance To those of you who wish to have more, to be more. To those who never have enough. Ben may awaken the envy, the jealousy, the desire or the sense of inadequacy which resides deep inside the real you. A well groomed, lucky at first impression, spoiled and charming young man predestined to...

15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy

Posted By TatianaMichelet 1753 days ago on Self Improvement - Happiness is perhaps the most important thing to most people. Unfortunately, finding it is an endless pursuit that many never achieve. Almost every common avenue to happiness, including wealth, power, and fame, inevitably leads to frustration, sorrow, and unhappiness. No matter how successful you are, there are things to give up to be happy.