self growth

3 Mindful Steps to Practice Balance

Nichole Golden by Nichole Golden | August 18th, 2015 | 3 Comments
topic: Health & Wellness, Personal Growth, balance | tags: balance, balanced life, forgiveness, healthy habits, healthy home, healthy living, healthy-eating, home, how to maintain new healthy habits, inspiration, motivation, Personal Growth, self growth

Life is the living art of balance. Balance is a beautiful concept, rooted in the exquisite imagery of Yin and Yang. For most of us, the attempt at balance is more like a circus act of hither and thither, with multiple moving parts flying about our worlds in an unpredictable and mysterious way. As we all strive for our perfectly expressed version of “just the right amount,” it’s important to remember a few essential things to the practice of balance.

Heart Opening Practice

Michelle Finerty by Michelle Finerty | February 24th, 2015 | 3 Comments
topic: Health & Wellness, Personal Growth | tags: compassion, forgiveness, love, self growth, self-love

It’s February and love is in the air. It fills the store aisles in preparation for Valentine’s Day and is all over the airwaves in music, movies, and TV. I used to find immense frustration in the commercial aspect of love during the month of February. As I’ve delved deeper into what it means to love and be loved, though, I can now appreciate the holiday as a time to tune into the feeling of love we all have within us in order to fully appreciate it and share it with others throughout the year!

Leap and the Net Will Appear

Cynthia James by Cynthia James | April 27th, 2012 | 6 Comments
topic: Personal Growth | tags: affirmation, changes, choice, confidence, Cynthia James, decisions, faith, fear, Greg Louganis, HOPE, Indiana Jones, inspirational, leap of faith, life, love, risk, self confidence, self growth, self-awareness, spirituality, taking chances, trust

Taking chances

A few weeks ago I gave a talk entitled “Leap and the Net Will Appear.” I want to begin with the fact that “something in you is always calling you to dive into your greatness.” Once you do, you will discover that you have always been amazing, talented, unique, powerful, expansive, abundant and destined to live an incredible life. On some level, we always know this. The challenge is getting to a place where we leap no matter what we are currently experiencing. Here are three things to contemplate when it comes to hoping for a better life and taking chances.

All We Need Is Love

Cynthia James by Cynthia James | March 26th, 2010 | 9 Comments
topic: Personal Growth | tags: inspiration, love, radical self-care, releasing anger, releasing fear, self growth, transformation

two hands making a heart

I believe that the answer to every question is … LOVE. It is clear to me that love can open any heart, create connection and build amazing relationships. Love can heal wounds and support expansion. Love can ignite passion and lift the spirit. As I contemplated writing this, some questions came to me, and the answer to each one of them was, simply, love.

Discover the ‘IT’ in You! Inner Beauty is not a Destination

Cynthia James by Cynthia James | January 25th, 2010 | No Comments
topic: Personal Growth | tags: affirmation, happiness, inspiration, joy, love, self growth, spiritual transformation


I had the wonderful opportunity to be a guest speaker at “Tea Talks,” a monthly tea for women at the Mile Hi Church in Denver. There, I invited the women present to “CALL IT IN….IN 2010.” I encouraged the women to acknowledge that the destiny that awaits us is not “out there.” There is nothing to “get,” as everything we need is birthed from within. There is no destination. We are all called to allow “IT” to be revealed through our thoughts, our words, our actions and our reactions. “IT” is the innate beauty that thrives in a field of positive expression and harmonic living.