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The Obstacle is the Way

The Obstacle is the Way

An excellent introduction to stoicism. Using simple language and easy to understand examples, the author shares the teachings of the great Greek and Roman stoic philosophers. This is very similar to the message Victor Frankl wrote in Man’s Search for Meaning, where he stated what matters is not what happens to us but how we respond to it.

It’s telling that one of the books Nelson Mandela took with him to prison was stoic Roman leader Marcus Aurelius’s journals.

Though these stoic teachers lived thousands of years before us, we have much to learn about mental stamina, self-control, courage and how we treat others from them. The author simplifies their lessons and shows us how how Perception, Action and Will can allow us to create a life that responds to what happens to us intelligently, without succumbing to it or feeling defeated.

This book was not written for philosophers who inhabit ivory towers, but for us regular folk who deal with the everyday mundane world and yet desire to live a fulfilled and meaningful life of integrity, no matter what life throws our way.

Self-care Tips for the Busy Working Woman

Self-care Tips for the Busy Working Woman

Rebel Diva Live Video

Do you find yourself rushing from one day to the next without any time to yourself? When was the last time you did something sweet just for yourself? 

Psychologist, teacher, speaker and mom-preneur, Dr. Jessica Larson, joins us live on the Rebel Diva show this week to share her time-tested four tips on self-care for the busy working women.

Here’s what we talked about:

  • How a stressful period in Dr. Larson’s own life helped her understand what she needed to get back on track.
  • What self-care is and what’s it not. Hint: it’s not a mani-pedi, though that is sweet!
  • Four tips to incorporate self-care into your busy life.
  • How to stop feeling guilty about taking care of ourselves.

…and more!

Watch the video to get the full tips.


This video series tackles one self-empowerment topic every episode and shares practical tips to living a happy, healthy and holistic life. Living the Rebel Life means going against the grain and standing in our own power!

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The Fear Buster by Tikiri Herath

The Fear Buster by Tikiri Herath

The Happiness Equation

The Happiness Equation

Rebel Diva Live Video

Are you happy? 

Do you find yourself seeking more happiness in your days? 

I often get asked how to find happiness in life especially during those times when life look like it’s going to hell in a handbasket.

I always thought happiness equaled an amazing career trajectory, a waterfront home and a convertible in the garage. That was until tragedy struck and I felt devastated by an incident no one should ever experience.

It took that soul-gutting event for me to discover what happiness truly meant. It was from this experience, I created the happiness equation.

And this simple formula is what I revert to whenever I feel blue or upset or drowning in a negative mood. 

Watch the video to hear the story and get the Happiness Equation worksheet here:  DOWNLOAD HAPPINESS WORKSHEET 


This video series tackles one self-empowerment topic every episode and shares practical tips to living a happy, healthy and holistic life. Living the Rebel Life means going against the grain and standing in our own power!

Join the Rebel Diva Facebook Group at: www.facebook.com/groups/RebelDivas

 

Have you got your free private copy of THE FEAR BUSTER yet? If not, you can get it right here. Enjoy!

The Fear Buster by Tikiri Herath

The Fear Buster by Tikiri Herath

“Can’t Hurt Me”

“Can’t Hurt Me”

I’m listening to my first audio book and it’s by former Navy Seal, David Goggins.

He tells an incredibly inspiring story about overcoming adversity from growing up with a horrifically abusive father to having to contend with the KKK as a teenager in rural America.

I try to learn from anyone and everyone as long as I believe they have a worthwhile story to share. I don’t care if they’re man, woman, Navy Seal or street sweeper, or whether they come from any background or orientation or gender. I consider everyone to be teachers of life.

And David Goggins is no different.

This man may look hard and may speak tough and some of you may not like his penchant to curse. But he has a heck of a story to tell and a powerful message we can all learn from. What he says is simply this: turn your adversity into an unstoppable force to propel you to success.

He starts by telling us how he was routinely belted naked by his deranged and drunken father. I wept when I read this part, partly for the horror a child had to go through and partly for the little girl who lives inside of me. I too experienced extreme and volatile anger in my childhood.

Thankfully though, instead of a leather belt or a whipping hand, it was violent words that were lobbed my way, The man in my childhood home (I am reluctant to say “parent,” as a true parent would never treat his children this way) threatened me and others with death on a regular basis.

He screamed that I would amount to nothing, that I was a useless burden, that I was as dumb as a buffalo and that I’d be “thrashed to a pulp” if I didn’t watch out. I lived in fear every single day, not knowing what demented words of anger would be fired my way next.

One thing I did know with certainty was that I was not wanted. I was told one day that they’d wished I’d been a boy and not a girl, especially as I was their first born.

Well, I left that toxic environment a long time ago.

At 19, I walked out with a ratty suitcase in my hands and $20 in my pocket to start life as an new immigrant in a new country. I healed my emotional wounds, forgave but not forgot, bootstrapped myself from the ground up, and did everything I could to create an independent and healthy life where I can keep clear boundaries.

They say that we come from the universe (or your form of god whoever that may be) and that we merely come through our parents into this world. Some of us are luckier than others. It’s just the way it is.

So, instead of dwelling on the outrage that wells up inside of me as I think of my past and family, I use it to give thanks for the lessons I’ve learned and to push me forward, onward and up. 

In his book, David gives a challenge after every chapter. The first is to address the adversities you faced growing up, so you can look at it clearly in the face and tell it you’re better than it, that you can overcome it and stand strong and proud as you.

I’ve just shared mine. What’s yours?

I’d urge you to take on this challenge. You will feel an immense pressure being relieved when you do so.

The 5 minute morning activity to have an exceptional day

The 5 minute morning activity to have an exceptional day

Rebel Diva Live Video

Do you get pulled in all directions and find your energy depleted by mid-day? Do you feel like your day spins out of control and nothing gets done? 

Get the one 5-minute morning ritual you can embrace to declutter your mind and create a stress-free day.

In my third Rebel Diva book, Your Rebel Life, I share a habit hack that will transform your day into a more peaceful and productive one. In today’s Rebel Diva live show, I share this most powerful morning tip to reduce my stress levels and have a joyful rest-of-the-day.

Check out the video to discover this meditation technique I learned from an unusual source – the Navy Seals.


This series of videos tackles one self-empowerment topic every episode and shares practical tips to living a happy, healthy and holistic life. Living the Rebel Life means going against the grain and standing in our own power!

Join the Rebel Diva Facebook Group at: www.facebook.com/groups/RebelDivas

 

Have you got your free private copy of THE FEAR BUSTER yet? If not, you can get it right here. Enjoy!

The Fear Buster by Tikiri Herath

The Fear Buster by Tikiri Herath

Make Smarter Decisions Faster – An Amazing Productivity Hack

Make Smarter Decisions Faster – An Amazing Productivity Hack

Rebel Diva Live Video


Do you feel overwhelmed some days, and feel like you’re not getting anything done?

You work hard and are really busy, but at the end of the day you fall exhausted into bed feeling like you haven’t accomplished anything substantial.

I’ve had so many of those days, trust me.

In the second Rebel Diva book, Your Rebel Plans, I share thirteen productivity and time crunching tips so you can get things done and get them done faster.

This means you’ll get to cross off your to-do lists with satisfaction and get that awesome sense of accomplishment at the end of every day. I don’t know about you, but I love crossing lists off. 

In today’s Rebel Diva live show, I share the most powerful productivity tip I’ve learned to increase my efficiency and effectivity.

How would you like to do that too?

Check out the video for how this is done.

Here is the Eisenhower decision matrix you can download for free – click on image to download full infographic.  Print this out, pin it up and use it whenever you feel overwhelmed with the many decisions you need to make or the umpteen tasks you need to finish. 


This series of videos tackles one self-empowerment topic every episode and shares practical tips to living a happy, healthy and holistic life. Living the Rebel Life means going against the grain and standing in our own power!

Join the Rebel Diva Facebook Group at: www.facebook.com/groups/RebelDivas

 

Have you got your free private copy of THE FEAR BUSTER yet? If not, you can get it right here. Enjoy!

The Fear Buster by Tikiri Herath

The Fear Buster by Tikiri Herath