INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE

I wanted to create a page that showed and shared the lives of people whom I think have inspired others to live happier and healthier lives.

The people below inspire me and lift me up when I need it the most.  They share many insightful teachings that have opened my heart to my true essence.

I hope you too find the stories and teachings inspiring as well as eye opening!

ENJOY!

Get to know Marianne Williamson through watching the videos and reading her quotes and books that are posted below. She is truly an inspiration and a brilliant woman!

Here is Marianne on Oprah!

Full Episode: Oprah and Marianne Williamson – Video

I have to say that watching this 40 minute video brought me so much happiness and joy! It is all about LOVE! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! It is everywhere… Spread it. 🙂

A Return to Love

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“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be?

― Marianne Williamson

“Love is what we are born with. Fear is what we learn. The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and prejudices and the acceptance of love back in our hearts. Love is the essential reality and our purpose on earth. To be consciously aware of it, to experience love in ourselves and others, is the meaning of life. Meaning does not lie in things. Meaning lies in us.”
― Marianne Williamson

“And no one will listen to us until we listen to ourselves.”
― Marianne Williamson

“Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.”
― Marianne Williamson

“We are not held back by the love we didn’t receive in the past, but by the love we’re not extending in the present.”
― Marianne Williamson


As I watched Janine on a recent TEDTalk, explaining her life as an Olympian and then tragically being hit by a car, never to walk again (as she was standing while giving her speech), I knew that she would be a true inspiration to many of us!

This video is magnificent!

“Believe in the unknown because the unknown is sometimes where infinite impossibilities become infinite possibilities.”

Tony Robbins has inspired many people around the world to live better lives. He has had 30 years experience, coaching and giving people the tools to transform their lives. I have had friends attend his weekend-long events, a friend in particular, who has attended almost every event in the past two years and I truly believe if it wasn’t for her attending Tony Robbins she wouldn’t be where she is today. He has a magical gift to help others open their hearts and show them their true colors. He unleashes the power within!


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What others have said about Tony.

“He has a great gift. He has the gift to inspire.”
President Bill Clinton

“The man who has inspired millions to change their lives! [Tony] brings out the best in all of us. The world is a better place because of him.”
Larry King

“No matter who you are, no matter how successful, no matter how happy–Tony has something to offer you.”
Hugh Jackman

“Tony Robbins’ coaching has made a remarkable difference in my life both on and off the court. With Tony’s help, I’ve set new standards for myself, and I’ve taken my tennis game—and my life—to a whole new level!”
Serena Williams

“I’ve come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.”

“A real decision is measured by the fact that you’ve taken a new action. If there’s no action, you haven’t truly decided.”

“If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.”

“The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you’re in control of your life. If you don’t, life controls you.”

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I absolutely love Martha Beck!  She has the ability to give meaning to almost everything in life and then connect to people on a very personal level.  Martha is a renowned life coach, has a column in O, The Oprah Winfrey Magazinehas published some best selling books, and has a MA and Ph.D from Harvard University.

I can’t say enough about how inspiring and magnificent this woman is.  You just have to see for yourself!

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http://www.oprah.com/contributor/martha-beck

http://marthabeck.com/category/spirituality-healing/

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“If your life is cloudy and you’re far, far off course, you may have to go on faith for a while, but eventually you’ll learn that every time you trust your internal navigation system, you end up closer to your right life.”

“Whatever you love, there’s a market for it…Do what your passion tells you, there’s a group of people looking for that.”

“Where your attention goes, your life goes.”

The average adult laughs 15 times a day; the average child, more than 400 times.

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See more of Martha’s work here:  http://marthabeck.com/product-type/books/

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A WINNER is a DREAMER Who Never Gives Up.

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I absolutely adore this quote and the man himself who once said it.  Quite remarkable, that Nelson Mandela, a man who suffered a great deal was able to remain true to himself throughout times of hardship and then persevere with great wisdom and courage.  To this day he continues to inspire people all over the world.

He is a man who we can all learn from.

Everyone in this entire world has experienced suffering.  However, that doesn’t mean we should give-up on ourselves.  We possess the courage, will-power, and strength to overcome any obstacle.

The magic lies within you.  If you can change your attitude and beliefs in midst of suffering, you will have an entire new outlook and inner peace than you ever had before.  It is all about the perspective you choose to view your life through.  For example, Walt Disney was fired by a newspaper editor because he “lacked imagination and had no good ideas.”   He also had several more of his businesses fail until he premiered Snow White and it became a famous child hood movie.

The point is to NEVER GIVE UP on yourself.  Sure life will throw you some curve balls, some fast ones too, but it is all FOR you.  Everything that happens to you, whether it appears to be good or bad, is all for your higher purpose.  Embrace failed endeavors, look at them as old paths coming to a dead end and a new one reappearing, taking you to places you never dreamt of going.

It is time that we shut out our old beliefs that make us feel depressed and sad whenever a obstacle gets in our way, and replace them with an open mind and positive attitude.  Everything will work out and ultimately everything happens for a reason, you just have to believe in yourself and trust that everything will fall into place exactly how it should.  Scary?  I know. I have been there many times.  However, the courage, wisdom, and self-confidence I have gained throughout the course of it all is irreplacable.

So if you are experiencing a rough ‘growth spurt’,  please do not become discouraged by it.  Focus on whatever it is that you are working towards and keep moving forward.  We may not understand why life throws us curves balls, but we MUST trust that it is what we need in order to reach our full potential in life.

And remember…

 Never, EVER, give up on yourself!  You are far more capable then you realize. 

Oprah and Dr. Brian Weiss

WOW!  

Oprah and Dr. Weiss talk Miracles!

This video gave me the chills one too many times!  All in good ways though.  This video brings the topics of reincarnation, near death experiences, and past lives to light.

There are many skeptics out there who don’t believe in such matters.  Dr. Weiss himself was one of those skeptics, until he had a patient that changed his life forever.

I encourage each and every one of you to watch this with an open mind.

SOAK IT ALL IN.

http://www.oprah.com/own-super-soul-sunday/Full-Episode-Oprah-and-Dr-Brian-Weiss-on-Past-Lives-Video