Bring It On!

InSPIRITations
Bring It On!
Mitzi Reed

Have you ever struggled, felt like you failed, didn’t know how you were ever going to get through your latest challenge? All of us at one time or another have had challenges that seem at the time overwhelming. I have had my share of challenges. Looking back I am grateful for those challenges as they helped shaped me into who I am today.

How do you handle challenges that come your way? I love quotes and I am reminded of some of them when I am faced with challenges.

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Each challenge that you overcome can give you strength, courage, confidence and a will to move through and forward. You learn from your challenges and you celebrate your successes.

A favorite quote of mine in the Rocky series is ” But it ain’t about how hard ya hit. It’s about how hard you can get it and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done!”

Athletes have many quotes about overcoming obstacles and fear. Michael Jordan stated, “If you’re trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I’ve had them, everybody has had them. But obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.”

“A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” Christopher Reeve

And Les Brown says that “wanting something is not enough. You must hunger for it. Your motivation must be absolutely compelling in order to overcome the obstacles that will invariably come your way.”

Each obstacle, each perceived failure is just a lesson that is here to teach us. Each time we move through the obstacle, we succeed just by having the courage to go through it.

Welcome and embrace the obstacle or challenge and don’t resist it. What you resist, persists. No matter what the result is, celebrate your accomplishment of going past the fear and learning from the challenge.

In Spirit,
Mitzi Reed
Mitzi Reed is the founder of ASPIRE Conferences, llc, ™ and is dedicated to raising the awareness, promoting healthier lifestyles and to empowering people in all aspects of their personal and spiritual development. She is also the founder of SpiritDove, a ministry dedicated to being a messenger of Love, Peace, and Happiness. Mitzi’s passion and purpose is inspiring others to tap into the power and beauty of their soul. Event Coordinator/promoter. Life and Holistic Business Coach, Author and Speaker, Peace and Sacred Activist. Mitzi is a connector, a community organizer, a visionary and passion is empowering others to live their fullest lives. She was voted by the Las Vegas Community as Best Community Resource in the Inspiration Magazine. www.aspiringconferences.com

Finding Inspiration

Finding Inspiration
Mitzi Reed

Twice a year Boulder City, Nevada has their art fair, one in the spring and the other one in October which is the biggest one. Artists from several states attend to showcase their creations and hope that someone will be inspired by their work to purchase it.

If you want to be inspired, attending an art fair such as this one will surely help you with some ideas. From potato head creations to fine art paintings, there is much creativity that went into these pieces. You will at least go away with some appreciation for the artists.

Surrounding yourself with other creative people often creates inspiration or lights up a spark in you. Fill your mind with fresh ideas. Go to conferences; take classes; read books about your hobby or passion. Look for the beauty, and the symbolism in everyday life. Dream and Imagine the possibilities, whether it is planning your next vacation, moving to another city, ideas on how to turn your passion into a business, finding that soul mate. “To create one’s own world takes courage.” Georgia O’Keeffe

Anything that comes from the heart is what is important. “If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing.” Marc Chagall

Spending time in nature can sometimes ignite inspiration. Walking barefoot in the park, watching children play, laugh and have fun being silly, looking for figures in clouds, are some things one can do.

TV and movies are another way to find inspiration. TED has many inspirational, motivational and informational videos.

Listening to different types of music can stir feelings of inspiration in you. Research has shown that listening to classical music in the background helps you learn better.

Write a bucket list of all the things you want to experience before you die.

Reflect on everything you’ve learned and accomplished and how you’ve made a positive difference in the world.

When asked where he gets his inspiration, Richard Branson stated ” My best sources of inspiration come from the everyday frustrations I encounter at work and in my personal life. Simply taking note of them can lead to great ideas, because if you follow up and find that you can offer consumers a better solution than the ones currently on the market, you may soon be running a successful business.”

Most important is to remember that whatever it is you create, it is your creation, your dream, your life and you can paint it any way you want. And, if you don’t like what you are creating, you can always start over with a clean canvas.

Mitzi Reed is the founder of ASPIRE Conferences, llc, ™ and is dedicated to raising the awareness, promoting healthier lifestyles and to empowering people in all aspects of their personal and spiritual development. She is also the founder of SpiritDove, a ministry dedicated to being a messenger of Love, Peace, and Happiness. Mitzi’s passion and purpose is inspiring others to tap into the power and beauty of their soul. Event Coordinator/promoter. Life and Holistic Business Coach, Author and Speaker, Peace and Sacred Activist. Mitzi is a connector, a community organizer, a visionary and passion is empowering others to live their fullest lives. She was voted by the Las Vegas Community as Best Community Resource in the Inspiration Magazine. www.aspiringconferences.com

In a Rut and Feeling Stuck

InSPIRITations

In a Rut and Feeling Stuck
Mitzi Reed

Are there times when you feel like there is got to be something more? Do you yearn for something different but don’t know what to do? Do you feel stuck? Are there days where you just can’t get motivated? You are not alone. Many people go through this period. Most of the time it’s temporary and things start flowing smoothly again. Sometimes, though, you just need a little more than a push to get out of this rut or plateau. You need motivation to change. You have to be 100 percent responsible for your actions because you are the only one with the power to change.

Accept and embrace your situation that is before you right now, knowing that you have the power to change it. Envision how you want your life or situation to be. Creating a vision board is a very helpful and fun process. Create a list of action steps and then start implementing them.

Start out by making some small changes, whether that is changing your environment, such as moving a piece of furniture, bringing in some fresh flowers to set on your table or desk, or going a different route to work. Go to a bookstore and browse through the magazine section. You might find something that inspires you or gives you a new idea.
Get out in nature, and walk barefoot on the ground. Do something totally out of the ordinary for you.

List all your past successes. Also, make a list of what you are grateful for and what blessings are in your life right now. Appreciate the areas of your life that are working and make an effort to make the most of those.

Spend some time with others and get another perspective on things. Make some new friends that are different from you. They may inspire you to try something different or a new way to be.

Do something artistic and creative, such as drawing or painting. Enjoy the process and don’t worry about having the creation be perfect.

Play and laugh with a child. Children have a way of just enjoying the simple things and a child’s giggle and laugh is so uplifting.

In Spirit,
Mitzi Reed

Mitzi Reed is the founder of ASPIRE Conferences, llc, ™ and is dedicated to raising the awareness, promoting healthier lifestyles and to empowering people in all aspects of their personal and spiritual development. She is also the founder of SpiritDove, a ministry dedicated to being a messenger of Love, Peace, and Happiness. Mitzi’s passion and purpose is inspiring others to tap into the power and beauty of their soul. Event Coordinator/promoter. Life and Holistic Business Coach, Author and Speaker, Peace and Sacred Activist. Mitzi is a connector, a community organizer, a visionary and passion is empowering others to live their fullest lives. She was voted by the Las Vegas Community as Best Community Resource in the Inspiration Magazine. www.aspiringconferences.com

Creating Vision Boards

InSPIRITations

Creating Vision Boards
Mitzi Reed

Creating vision boards has become popular over the years. Some people call it treasure maps or dream boards. A vision board is a collage of images that represent your dreams. It could be words, pictures, places, material things that are put together on a poster board. For those who are more technology based, there are now digitally based ones. The purpose of a vision board is to manifest your future, and to activate the law of attraction and start living your dreams.

I have been writing my goals down since I was a teenager and was introduced to vision boards years ago. I have recently started doing them with themes. I don’t consider myself artistic, yet I have the most fun creating them and most of the things on my vision boards have materialized. Some quickly, some years later.

A vision board is simply a visual representation or collage of the things that you want to have, be, or do in your life Vision boards can include images, words, phrases or sentences that affirm your intentions. The law of attraction states that we attract into our lives anything that we give attention to, regardless whether it be positive or negative. A vision board helps you to keep your attention on the bulls eye.

You will need a piece of poster board, glue, magazines and scissors. You could also go to the scrap booking section of your local art store and get some fancy stickers, colored paper or other creative materials. Sit and meditate for a moment and ask yourself these questions: What would you do differently when you realize your goal? Where would you travel? Where would you live? What would you wear? What things would you own? How would you feel inside? How you would look outside? What habits would you have? What would you do for work? Who would you help? Remember to have pictures and images that relate to all areas of your life such as health, career, finances, spirituality, relationships, etc.

Find images that convey your future and your dreams. Each picture on your vision board should evoke a positive emotional response from you. Cut them out and/or print them out and arrange on a poster, foam or cork board. Attach them with glue or pins.
Make it a Celebration. Have a glass of wine and turn on some music that you love. Or perhaps invite a few friends over to have a little vision board party. My friend, Marquetta Goodwin, puts on the vision board parties called “Manifesting Moments” and she always makes it fun, creative and has things to really inspire everyone. Make this a really fun experience and let go of any expectations of what it should be, and ask yourself what it could be.

Display in a prominent place that you will see everyday. The more you see, visualize, believe and feel your dreams, the more likely you are to attract them. Every time you focus on your vision board and feel your goals, you are confirming your order with the Universe, which will create the actions necessary to make that goal a reality.

Your vision board should be strategically placed in a location that gives you maximum exposure to it. You need to constantly bath your subconscious mind with it’s energy in order to manifest your desires quicker than you hope.
“Vision without action is a dream. Action without vision is simply passing the time. Action with Vision is making a positive difference.” – Joel Barker
I hope I have inspired you to create your own vision board. If you are in Vegas, then I invite you to attend one of Marquetta’s “Manifesting Moments” events. Please contact me at mitzisreed@gmail.com to find out when her next event is.

In Spirit,
Mitzi Reed
Mitzi Reed is the founder of ASPIRE Conferences, llc, ™ and is dedicated to raising the awareness, promoting healthier lifestyles and to empowering people in all aspects of their personal and spiritual development. She is also the founder of SpiritDove, a ministry dedicated to being a messenger of Love, Peace, and Happiness. Mitzi’s passion and purpose is inspiring others to tap into the power and beauty of their soul. Event Coordinator/promoter. Life and Holistic Business Coach, Author and Speaker, Peace and Sacred Activist. Mitzi is a connector, a community organizer, a visionary and passion is empowering others to live their fullest lives. She was voted by the Las Vegas Community as Best Community Resource in the Inspiration Magazine. www.aspiringconferences.com

Free to Be Me!

InSPIRITations

Free to Be Me!
Mitzi Reed

I took a sabbatical this month from my self imposed obligations to work on my self this month. It was worth it and I had many “aha” moments along with having fun and joy brought back into my life.

I attended a sacred self care retreat this month and what I came away with it was life changing. I wasn’t going to change my life, as I was just looking forward to yoga, massages, etc. I want to share with you as I believe many people can relate.

All my life, I have lived to meet others’ expectations of me. I allowed others to control what I think, say and do. I was the ultimate people pleaser. I felt like a pretzel twisting myself to please others.

I just turned 50 a year and a half ago and I started to have an “identity crisis”. The usual profound questions of ” Who am I and why am I here?” were becoming prominent in my life. I have had several major challenges hit me all at once and it really shook me to my core. I let go of many things that at one time meant much to me. Some of it was voluntary, as I am in the process of simplifying my life and some were ripped apart from me.

I knew I had to change something as my health was starting to decline. So, this year has been a year of claiming my life. I needed to let go of old beliefs and habits and start focusing on me.

When I went to the retreat, it was at a beach city in CA. I only knew 2 people there which was the facilitator and the other woman I went with. I felt alive at the beach and I felt I could really be myself without any expectations from anyone.

The second and last day, I felt so light and airy and free, something I hadn’t felt since childhood. I went outside during break and looked at the ocean, taking it all in and then all of a sudden I felt an urge to dance. I have always loved to dance. It gives me such joy and pleasure. I love free style dance more than couples slow dancing as I don’t like to have my partner lead. I like to be in control and when I free style dance, I am in control of how I move. There was no music playing, and I danced as if no one was watching. Although there were several ladies who were. I felt freer than I have felt in a long time. It was then that I realized that I am in control of my life, what I think, say and do is important, if not to anyone else, then to me. That I have the power and it’s always been there ready to be unleashed. I no longer cared about what people thought of me. I was free! Free to be me!

Ironic that I finally had this breakthrough in July, the month we celebrate our country’s freedom.

So, my invitation to you is to dance as if no one is watching. Take back the power that has always been inside of you just waiting for you to let it out.

In Spirit,
Mitzi Reed

Mitzi Reed is the founder of ASPIRE Conferences, llc, ™ and is dedicated to raising the awareness, promoting healthier lifestyles and to empowering people in all aspects of their personal and spiritual development. She is also the founder of SpiritDove, a ministry dedicated to being a messenger of Love, Peace, and Happiness. Mitzi’s passion and purpose is inspiring others to tap into the power and beauty of their soul. Event Coordinator/promoter. Life and Holistic Business Coach, Author and Speaker, Peace and Sacred Activist. Mitzi is a connector, a community organizer, a visionary and passion is empowering others to live their fullest lives. She was voted by the Las Vegas Community as Best Community Resource in the Inspiration Magazine. www.aspiringconferences.com

How does a Healthy Person Live?

How does a Healthy Person Live?
Mitzi Reed

I was inspired this week to write about what is considered healthy and how does someone who is healthy live. Seems that there is so much emphasis on looks, however looks can be deceiving. Being thin does not necessarily mean a person is healthy and being overweight by society’s standards does not necessarily mean a person is not healthy.

The media would like to make you think that unless you buy and use their product, that you aren’t good enough. They are always manipulating consumers to buy into this unrealistic version of what a perfect person should look like.

So what makes for a healthy person? What kind of lifestyle does a healthy person live?

A healthy attitude is the first thing that a healthy person has.
They wake up happy, positive and looking forward to the new day and the endless possibilities that await for them. They love life and are grateful for each moment that they are alive. They surround themselves with other healthy minded, positive people.

They make conscious choices to live a healthy lifestyle. They choose healthy foods at least 90% of the time and aren’t afraid to indulge now and then. They eat in moderation. They educate themselves about being healthy but aren’t obsessed by it.

Supplements are usually part of the healthy lifestyle regime. Most foods today lack the vital nutrients due to processing, the degrading of the soil, etc. Quality supplements is a good addition.

They are physically active. They don’t necessarily are stringent about going to the gym everyday, but they look for ways to enjoy recreational and leisure type of activities that will move their bodies. Walking, dancing, yoga, stretches, hiking, bicycling, are just a few activities.

Nurturing oneself is very important. Smooth on some moisturizing lotion, get a massage now and then, sip a cup of herbal tea, sitting by a waterfall, they may buy something that is within their budget that will make themselves feel special and alive.

So, I encourage you to this week to find ways that will inspire you to live healthy. Take back your power over your own health.

Mitzi Reed

The health information provided in this column is for education purposes only. Mitzi Reed assumes no responsibility in the treatment or cure of any disease or illness and does not claim to be a medical professional, and only speaks from her own experience. The information provided is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician.

Mitzi Reed is the founder of ASPIRE Conferences, llc, ™ and is dedicated to raising the awareness, promoting healthier lifestyles and to empowering people in all aspects of their personal and spiritual development. She is also the founder of SpiritDove, a ministry dedicated to being a messenger of Love, Peace, and Happiness. Mitzi’s passion and purpose is inspiring others to tap into the power and beauty of their soul. Event Coordinator/promoter. Life and Holistic Business Coach, Author and Speaker, Peace and Sacred Activist. Mitzi is a connector, a community organizer, a visionary and passion is empowering others to live their fullest lives. She was voted by the Las Vegas Community as Best Community Resource in the Inspiration Magazine. www.aspiringconferences.com

Let Freedom Ring

InSPIRITations

Let Freedom Ring
Mitzi Reed

Freedom is often taken for granted. When that happens, it becomes easy to lose it. We need to know ourselves and what makes us feel free. We need to know what our purpose here is otherwise we will be living someone else’s purpose. When we define what freedom means to us, then we will be better able to recognize when it is being threatened. What does freedom mean to you? What does freedom feel and look like to you? How do you ensure that your freedom is not taken away? There are many different types of freedom, freedom of politics, religious freedom, freedom of speech, etc. I am addressing the inner freedom.

What about other people’s freedom? Does having our freedom take away another’s freedom or does it respect others right to live out their own definition of freedom.
“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” Nelson Mandela
And John Stuart Mill stated, ” The only freedom which deserves the name is that of pursuing our own good, in our own way, so long as we do not attempt to deprive others of theirs, or impede their efforts to obtain it.” When you can do things to better yourself and others you’ll find greater freedom to live life as you want it to be.

Change negative statements into positive ones. For instance, instead of saying, “I have to._____”, change it to “I choose to_____”. or “I will” instead of “I can’t” or “I will never be able to afford that” to “I can have that someday” By changing these negative phrases to ones focused on what can be done, you will free yourself from inaction and procrastination.

See new experiences as opportunities rather than as burdens. Expand your horizons
Do something totally out of the ordinary or out of your character. Carry a sign on a busy street that says ‘Free Hugs”, go dancing in the rain, wear something that is not the norm for you or your circle of friends.

Many people think that having money will make them free. It’s not the money itself or even what it will buy. It’s the feeling of what that will bring us. Whether it is happiness, a sense of peace of mind, security or the freedom to do things.

As we come together this week to celebrate our nations freedom, let us remind ourselves the true meaning of freedom and the responsibility that comes along with it. Just as we have a right to our own freedom, other’s have the same right. The freedom to be you, whatever that looks like for you, is the same freedom for all of us.

Happy Fourth of July!

In Spirit,
Mitzi Reed

Mitzi Reed is the founder of ASPIRE Conferences, llc, ™ and is dedicated to raising the awareness, promoting healthier lifestyles and to empowering people in all aspects of their personal and spiritual development. She is also the founder of SpiritDove, a ministry dedicated to being a messenger of Love, Peace, and Happiness. Mitzi’s passion and purpose is inspiring others to tap into the power and beauty of their soul. Event Coordinator/promoter. Life and Holistic Business Coach, Author and Speaker, Peace and Sacred Activist. Mitzi is a connector, a community organizer, a visionary and passion is empowering others to live their fullest lives. She was voted by the Las Vegas Community as Best Community Resource in the Inspiration Magazine. www.aspiringconferences.com

Love Is All We Need

InSPIRITations
Mitzi Reed

Love Is All We Need

Over the past couple of years, we have seen numerous mass shootings, bombings, natural disasters, violence and hatred of all kinds. We have always had these things happen, however it has become more prevalent the last couple of years.

I am what you would consider an empath, which is I tend to absorb the energies of the earth and people around me and feel the intense feelings that is happening. It is overwhelming at times because I have such a compassion for the victims of these tragedies and really feel their pain.

The question that always comes up for me and I know many others have questioned this too, is how can someone do something so cruel and evil. I go beyond that and even ask, how did this person come to this point where they would perform such hateful, senseless acts of violence. I believe that we are all made from the same creator which whole essence is Love. We are not born into hating people or thinking of ways we can hurt others.

So, what is missing? Why do these people do such unloving things? I believe that it comes down to love. We all want to be loved. We all are capable of love. We all yearn to experience love. And, some of us receive that, and some don’t. Some of us know how to reach out and ask for the love we need, and some of us don’t know how. Some of us were taught to love, give to others, to be kind to one another, that we are all equal and deserving, and some of us were taught to hate, to steal, to be unkind and mean, that either they or others are not deserving of love and kindness. Some were shown compassion, some were shown to not to care, to not show you care and that compassion, love, kindness was a sign of weakness.

Since we are all needing love, if we don’t get it from our family and friends, we seek it somewhere else. That is when they turn to gangs, cults, people who promise you that they love and will take care of you, and some of those people will beat you, turn you into prostitution or whatever and tell you that if you love them, you will do this, or they will only love you if you do this or that.

When their is violence, mass shootings, etc. going on, and this week we had the bombings in Boston, I really feel the pain of the victims, and I too get angry at the people responsible, And, I know I am in the minority here, but I also feel the pain of the person who have committed these senseless acts, because they too, in some way, are victims, as they don’t know what it is like to feel love, or maybe they felt unworthy to receive the love given to them, to feel compassion, to ask and reach out for help, for love, or perhaps when they did, they were rejected, ridiculed, beaten up, etc.

So, in writing this, I am inviting you to take the time out and give love to others, even strangers, smile at a stranger, tell the ones you love how much you love and appreciate them, show some kindness, some compassion, even to the ones who you think don’t deserve it. Look at them with different eyes, and envision what they were like as an infant, an innocent little baby in your arms. What would you say to them, how would you show them affection and love. We are all love, however, some of us need reminders.

In Spirit,
Mitzi Reed

Mitzi Reed is the founder of ASPIRE Conferences, llc, ™ and is dedicated to raising the awareness, promoting healthier lifestyles and to empowering people in all aspects of their personal and spiritual development. She is also the founder of SpiritDove, a ministry dedicated to being a messenger of Love, Peace, and Happiness. Mitzi’s passion and purpose is inspiring others to tap into the power and beauty of their soul. Event Coordinator/promoter. Life and Holistic Business Coach, Author and Speaker, Peace and Sacred Activist. Mitzi is a connector, a community organizer, a visionary and passion is empowering others to live their fullest lives. She was voted by the Las Vegas Community as Best Community Resource in the Inspiration Magazine. www.aspiringconferences.com

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

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WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

Mitzi Reed

This week I had promised that I was going to sit down and work on an unpleasant task that has to be done. I found this task to be such a waste of my time and energy and feelings of anger came up. I would rather be doing things that was moving me forward, positive and productive. However, there is an imposed deadline so I had no choice but to just do it. All week, I told myself that I would do it that day, but found every excuse I could to not start it. It was weighing heavily on me. I finally decided the feeling of heaviness, the agonizing and anger was more troublesome and unproductive than just sitting down and doing it. “Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.” –William James

I meditated on it and visualized the outcome I wanted. I promised myself that if I did this today, that I would reward myself by going to enjoy my favorite music-jazz, at my favorite place in Las Vegas-Lake Las Vegas. I put on some jazz music and just dove in. And I was actually done sooner than I had expected. Wow, I then realized I had spent more time agonizing, finding excuses and getting angry over having to do it, than it actually took to do it!
Procrastination is really motivated by fear. Fear of failure, fear of rejection, fear of not living up to our own expectations or those of others. Many times the fear is unjustified.

“The habit of always putting off an experience until you can afford it, or until the time is right, or until you know how to do it is one of the greatest burglars of joy. Be deliberate, but once you’ve made up your mind–jump in.” –Charles R. Swindoll

“The really happy people are those who have broken the chains of procrastination, those who find satisfaction in doing the job at hand. They’re full of eagerness, zest, productivity. You can be, too.” –Norman Vincent Peale

Procrastination, in truth, is always making the choice not to do it now. Starting is the hardest part. You need to just do it. Stop what you are doing and start doing the thing which you know you should do. Once you start, many times you will find that it is not as difficult as you thought and that you want to go ahead and finish it.

Procrastinators are often perfectionists,. Forget about results and simply focus on your effort. It’s more important to start the process and then later you can go back and make any changes and corrections if necessary.

Delegate tasks to others as much as possible. Ask for extra help if necessary. You can also negotiate with others to free up more time for what’s really important
Break larger projects up into smaller tasks with deadlines for each
Exercise helps to raise your energy levels and you’ll feel more energetic to tackle the task at hand. Put on some lively music to help raise your vibration and energy level. Surround yourself by inspiration. Music, art, great books, fascinating people.

So, this week, I invite you to list some things you have been procrastinating to do and take one and work on that until it is finished. Just take one small step and then the others will be easy to take.
What are you waiting for? If not now, when? Just think how good it will feel to be able to check this off your to do list and have accomplished something.

In Spirit,
Mitzi Reed

Mitzi Reed is the founder of ASPIRE Conferences, llc, ™ and is dedicated to raising the awareness, promoting healthier lifestyles and to empowering people in all aspects of their personal and spiritual development. She is also the founder of SpiritDove, a ministry dedicated to being a messenger of Love, Peace, and Happiness. Mitzi’s passion and purpose is inspiring others to tap into the power and beauty of their soul. Event Coordinator/promoter. Life and Holistic Business Coach, Author and Speaker, Peace and Sacred Activist. Mitzi is a connector, a community organizer, a visionary and passion is empowering others to live their fullest lives. She was voted by the Las Vegas Community as Best Community Resource in the Inspiration Magazine. www.aspiringconferences.com

Adversity and Taking the High Road

InSPIRITations
Mitzi Reed

Adversity and Taking the High Road

There is not one person who will go through life without experiencing some adversity. It does not make you a bad person. It does not mean it’s your karma or that you deserve it. Adversity is a natural part of life. The way to handle adversity best is to go with the flow and make the most of whatever it presents.

Always take the high road. High road refers to a higher moral ground. “Taking the high road” expression refers to one being a “class act” during a very difficult time. Those who take the high road, are demonstrating being honest, fair, and selfless while not being completely defenseless. No matter what may happen, the person who takes the high road is always the better person. Somene once said, “Always take the high road. Sometimes it will be a one way street but you’re never going the wrong way

When you respond positively and constructively to your biggest challenges, the qualities of strength, courage, character and perseverance show up for you and make you able to handle it with grace and it makes you stronger for future challenges. Look for the learning opportunities in every adverse situation. Decide whether you will allow your experience to make or break you.

Say to yourself, “will this possibly matter to me in five years?” Moving forward and being happy and having inner peace is always going to be more important than being right. Sometimes you will have to swallow your pride and look past a disagreement or differences in opinion or beliefs.

Taking the low road will always push you under others and lift them up. However, if you take the high road you always feel better. “I’m going to take the high road because the low road is so crowded.” – Mia Farrow

When a person takes the high road, he rises above the occasion and sets aside his ego to do what is ethically and morally right. People who take the high road set a positive example; those who do not risk losing respect and influence.
When you involves yourself in petty arguments or situations, you expends energy that you could use making yoursself happy and successful.

One of my favorite quotes is from Napoleon Hill
“Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.” Recently, that has been proof in my own life.

In Spirit,
Mitzi Reed

Mitzi Reed is the founder of ASPIRE Conferences, llc, ™ and is dedicated to raising the awareness, promoting healthier lifestyles and to empowering people in all aspects of their personal and spiritual development. She is also the founder of SpiritDove, a ministry dedicated to being a messenger of Love, Peace, and Happiness. Mitzi’s passion and purpose is inspiring others to tap into the power and beauty of their soul. Event Coordinator/promoter. Life and Holistic Business Coach, Author and Speaker, Peace and Sacred Activist. Mitzi is a connector, a community organizer, a visionary and passion is empowering others to live their fullest lives. She was voted by the Las Vegas Community as Best Community Resource in the Inspiration Magazine. www.aspiringconferences.com