Author Archive | Rena Bonesio

TED: Ideas worth spreading

Fill Up On Positive Messages

Our ability to accomplish important things in life is influenced by the messages we let into our minds. Often we don’t fill up on positive messages. We get messages all the time from all kinds of sources: TV radio podcasts and blogs news advertising friends, family, co-workers and others If we don’t make a concerted […]

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Embrace Failure

Failure sounds like such a bad thing. We have come to see it differently, though. I’m not saying that it’s good that the goal wasn’t achieved. That’s a bummer. However, failure often comes with some additional bonuses, for example: A failed diet can teach us what works and what doesn’t work for us. A failed […]

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5 Steps to Better Problem-Solving

Problem-solving can be tough. Have you ever struggled with finding a good solution to a difficult problem? Hammering a crooked nail is no fun. There has to be other options. The Problem with Problems In problem solving,  there are more potential solutions than people realize. People often inadvertently limit themselves to just one or two […]

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Results of a calling

At Simply Great Lives, we are ultimately concerned about the results of a calling rather than the specifics of doing the work. When we talk about a calling, we aren’t just talking about some activities. Activities like volunteering, donating, giving, serving, leading, and helping can all be really nice activities. These activities can make the […]

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Thank You

Thanks to You

Take a moment to consider who have been the most influential people in your life. Who has really made a difference to you?? Maybe someone helped you through a rough time. Perhaps  someone taught you a valuable lesson. It might be someone  who simply believed in you. Next,since these people had such an impact, consider […]

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