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Your Best Year Yet

3 Life-Changing Reasons To Kick The Gossip Habit

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 06.28.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jinny Ditzler

It's so easy to get caught in an enticing yet unkind conversation about someone else. But if you've ever been the target of gossip, as I have been, you know how painful it is. No matter how we excuse it, talking behind another's back is a harmful habit. My definition of gossip is simple:

Want to Make This Summer the One You Finally Enjoy?

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 06.17.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jinny Ditzler

Photo credit: Ivan Kruk How often have you come to the end of the summer feeling disappointed? I believe few of us escape regret after these mo...

Is Pursuing Our Dreams Preventing the Peace We Long For?

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 05.16.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jinny Ditzler

Recently my physical therapist was encouraging me to find my own answers to these questions by considering why the pain in my hip is persisting. Bottom line? I expect too much of myself and allow others to do the same. More about my lessons in a minute.

4 Ways to Be a More Compassionate Person

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 05.03.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jinny Ditzler

If this issue matters to you, here are the guidelines I'm learning. As you read my suggestions, consider how you're doing or think about what you can do to be more compassionate. They're written in the first person to make them easier to adopt as your own if you wish.

What Is Finger Pointing Costing Us -- and What You Can Do

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 04.19.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jinny Ditzler

When something goes wrong, it's all too easy to point the finger in the other direction.

The Power of the Things Only You Can Do

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 04.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

Let's make a deal not to get to the end of our lives, regretting not having done what only we can do. Going to your grave without doing them would be a tragedy, but doing them is your greatest legacy. I've made a simple note to myself and invite you to do the same.

Is It Time to Admit How Good You Are?

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 03.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

Here are my three top reasons for coming out of the ''not good enough" closet:

Why You're Sapping Your Confidence And How to Stop

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 03.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

Use the model above to consider your own life pursuit. Does the circle on the left or the one on the right best describe your current focus? How are you investing your heart, intelligence and life force?

How to Have 2016 Be Your Best Year Yet, Part 2

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 01.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

Now is a perfect moment to create a new future as 2016 stretches fresh and untouched -- a clean slate where you can write whatever you wish. As the Al...

10 Reasons People Make Best Year Yet Plans

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 12.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

I know that fulfilling this intention may seem like a tall order, so I've asked people like you to share their reasons for making best year yet plans and why doing so matters to them. As you read through the list, notice which ones ring true for you.

Are You Interested in Having 2016 Be Your Best Year Yet?

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 12.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

So are you ready for your best year yet? To find out here are some statements to consider. Being as honest as you can (no one's looking), mentally circle either T or F, depending on whether each statement is true or false for you.

What's in the Way of Your Dream?

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 12.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

With December 31st rushing our way, it's natural to start thinking about your dreams for the year ahead. I know of no better way to start than believing your dreams can come true, no matter what's in the way. If Ruby can do it, so can we!

Why Is Now the Moment to Slow Down?

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 12.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

Please try slowing down -- just for one moment, this moment. I guarantee it will work better. And there's nothing more I wish for you than the gift of enjoying this holiday season more than ever before. It's time.

Would Breaking the Procrastination Habit Change Your Life?

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 12.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

Life-changing priorities can be scary because they're so big. Remember you need only take one step at a time. To get going on one of yours, ask yourself: What's the next step?

Are You an 'As Soon As' Junkie?

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 11.23.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jinny Ditzler

The good news is "as soon as" junkies are the most well meaning people in the world. However, they don't always do what they mean to do. Here's the...

3 Age-Old Secrets for Having Good Come Your Way

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 10.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

Frankly I've been astounded at the profound difference these secrets have made in my life, so I share them with you, while remembering to let these words go forward on their own, to the ones who need them.

Feeling Stressed Lately?

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 09.15.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jinny Ditzler

If you're feeling stressed lately, you're not alone. From now until the end of the year is usually the most stressful time. In fact, as summer winds ...

10 Rules for a Romantic Staycation

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 09.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

Staycations played by these rules are the quickest stress-reducer I've found. Even it it's just for one day, give it a try -- and enjoy.

Ready to Take Charge of Your Excuses?

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 08.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

You'll know you're in charge when you see the evidence in your life. For example, you're exercising, your loved ones are happy, you have more money, you're writing, you are more peaceful, and you can trust yourself to do what matters.

How to Stop Little Wants From Getting in the Way of Your Big Wants

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 08.04.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jinny Ditzler

Whether your big wants include travel, health, financial security, a new home or being a more loving and positive person, you need to keep an eye on t...

Do You Let Little Wants Get in the Way of Big Wants?

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 07.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

Figuring out how to get myself to do more of what really mattered was confusing until I made the distinction between little wants and big wants.

4 Words to Solve Anything -- Part 2

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 07.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

In the three months since these 4 words first occurred to me, I've yet to find a problem they can't solve. Be present, be positive. In 4 Words t...

4 Words to Solve Anything -- Part 1

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 06.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

I love finding a simple solution, road testing it, and then passing it on -- and maybe you're the same. But the problem for most of us is remembering...

5 Ways to Fall in Love Again

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 06.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

Falling in love again is impossible and unrealistic, isn't it? I'm here to tell you that it's not. Yet I'd be lying if I said that after 36 years of being together, every moment has been bliss. In fact, we've fallen in love again a number of times! Here's what I've discovered.

What's the Best Gift You Get From Being Present?

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 05.30.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jinny Ditzler

Every time we're caught in our thoughts or feelings about something other than what's right in front of us, another moment is gone forever. Seize eve...