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Motivational and Inspirational Articles

   
The amount of interesting and helpful written material available is amazing, as many
people are writing a lot of stories and articles designed to help teach others the
lessons that they've learned in life.  Perhaps by learning these lessons from others,
we can avoid them ourselves and move on to other life experiences without having
to take the time and make the effort to work our way through all the hardships that
are often involved in these lessons!  We can then make new mistakes and learn new
lessons that we can then pass on to others, who can then move farther than we did.

Please note that because we publish three or four articles each week
in our e-zine, we don't regularly add to this collection, which used
to be part of Full Life Online.

  

    
   

New Articles for 2014
All through the month of January we'll be adding to this list!

       

The Joys of Living      Orison Swett Marden Discouraged, but Not without Hope     tom walsh
Five Ways to Create Reserve Energy Every Day     Steve Brunkhorst Love the Opportunity      Jim Rohn
Cultivating Happiness     Rinatta Paries Life Is All Too Short:  Ways to Make It the Best It Can Be     Dennis Tesdale
A Nice Long Walk     tom walsh Letting Go     tom walsh
Sharing the Wealth     Charlie Badenhop Our Fears and Worries Can Distort the Reality of a Situation     Stanley Popovich
Tremendously Rewarding Habits     Steve Brunkhorst Take a Deep Breath, Decide to Enjoy Life, and Feed the Birds     Brian Dickinson
A Note to Cheyanne     Ron White Living All You Can    Victoria Monfort
The Secret Life     Stephen Covey How to Handle Criticism     Jeff Keller
The Lighter Side of Stress     Jo-Anne Cutler Live Life to the Fullest     Brian Bartes
Let That Dog Alone     Emmet Fox Sometimes It's Easy     tom walsh
Nine Steps for Solving Any Problem     Earl Nightingale Every Day Is Thanksgiving!     Jeff Keller
Being Grateful     Susie Michelle Cortright It's Our Choice     Kevin Eikenberry
The Energy of Desire     Steve Brunkhorst Miss Dix's Dictates for a Happy Life     Dorothy Dix
I Stood Yesterday.  I Can Stand Today.    Dorothy Dix  
   

New Articles for 2013
       

  Rules for Being Human      unattributed
You're Making a Lasting Impression     Jeff Keller Undivided Attention     tom walsh
Top Ten Reasons to Simplify Your Life    Louise Morganti Kaelin A Curb to Originality     Earl Nightingale
The Untold Truth about Mentors, and Why You Don't Need "One"     David Riklan Eight Things to Enjoy at Any Age    Louise Morganti Kaelin
What Is Your Life Telling You?    Helaine Iris With Love. . . Leo      Leo Buscaglia
Your Threshold of Deservingness     Joe Vitale Seven Ways to Cultivate a Mental Attitude That Will Bring You Peace and Happiness      Dale Carnegie
Brighten the World (Bit by Bit)       tom walsh The Most Important Meetings You'll Attend Are the Meetings You Have with Yourself     Denis Waitley
The Art of Getting Along       Wilferd A. Peterson Is Your Attitude Worth Catching?     Margo Chevers
The Art of Living with Ourselves      Wilferd A. Peterson Benefits of Prayer    Dale Carnegie
Using Your Gifts to Live on Purpose    Julie Jordan Scott Some Important "Don't's"      author unknown
Be Yourself. . . and Love Who You Are!     tom walsh Gratitude Journal:  Keeping the Spirit of Thanksgiving Alive Year-Round       Elisabeth Kuhn
Eyes on the Shore      Steve Goodier What Makes a Friend?     author unknown
   

New Articles for 2012
    

   
   
    

New Articles for 2011
    

Seagull     Elsa Joy Bailey Success Is Easy, but so Is Neglect     Jim Rohn
Talking Ourselves Down     tom walsh Karma--the Wheel of Life     Charlie Badenhop
Creative Listening     Wilferd A. Peterson Rattlesnake     tom walsh
The Best That You Can Be     Gail Pursell Elliott The Balanced Self      Wilferd A. Peterson
Kiss Your Life     Leo Buscaglia Ten Brilliant Methods to Move from Blechhh to Breakthrough in 5 Minutes or Less       Julie Jordan Scott
Love What You Have      James Allan Silent in a Noisy World     Mike Moore
The Emperor's Seed     unattributed Where's the Fire?     Emmet Fox
Grandfather's Table     unattributed Practice Extravagant Dreaming!     Lisa Jimenez
Authenticity = Freedom     Terri Amos Who Wants to Be a Perfectionist, Anyway?     Mike Moore
Inspiration      Wilferd A. Peterson  
   




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New Articles for 2010
    

Four Ways to Teach the Truths That Transform the World     Guy Finley The 17 Universal Principles of Success and Achievement      Napoleon Hill
Empowerment      Gail Pursell Elliott Success:  A Lengthy Journey or State of Mind
Fred W. Tanner
Let It Be You      Jim Rohn Aimlessness      Thich Nhat Hanh
Living out Loud     Iyanla Vanzant Anchors:  Handling Long-Term Stresses    Beth Burns
A Little at a Time     John Erskine New Rules     Helaine Iris
The Need to Become Silent in a Noisy World
Mike Moore
Live in the Past. . . and It Will Become Your Future
Jeff Keller
Some Marriage Advice    Norman Vincent Peale The Bottom of the Barrel     Gail Pursell Elliott
Allow!     Louise Morganti Kaelin The Urgent vs. the Important     Denis Waitley
Happiness     tom walsh  
   

New Articles for 2009
    

  How to Get out of Your Own Way      Jim M. Allen
Where Do You Go for Your Intellectual Feast?
Jim Rohn
I Wonder      tom walsh
Asking for Help      Sue Edwards Eye of the Hurricane     Gail Pursell Elliott
Affirm Your Intentions--Achieve Your Goals
Steve Brunkhorst
Practicing Observation during Everyday Life
Uma Silbey
Legalize Your Emotions     Louise Morganti Kaelin Success from Failure     Margo Chevers
Second Chances      Beth Burns Six Behaviors That Increase Self-Esteem  Denis Waitley
Five Ways to Be More Encouraging    Kevin Eikenberry My Contribution      tom walsh
My Favorite Four-Letter Words   Norman Vincent Peale Be Willing to Be a Little Outrageous to Get What You Want     Lisa Jimenez
Conquer Doubt   Vic Johnson How to Hold a Grudge   tom walsh
Just Do It!   Kathy Paauw You Never Know     Helaine Iris
Sacred or Scared?    Gail Pursell Elliott Proverbs for Abundant Living    Brian Cavanaugh
Doing vs. Being      tom walsh Nitty-Gritty Reasons   Jim Rohn
   

Articles for 2008
   

   

Articles for 2007
  

I Resolve to Fail       Lena Sanchez The "I Can't" Funeral
Still Don't Know What You Want to Be When You "Grow Up"?     Valerie Young Put a Little Z.I.P. in Your Relationships
Chris Widener
Keep Track of Your Results    Jim Rohn A Different Type of Resolution    tom walsh
The Hardest Choices    tom walsh Pay It Forward   Gail Pursell Elliott
Let Freedom Ring   Kathy Paauw What Happened?    Julie Jordan Scott
Negative Thinking Never Helps    Jeff Keller Emotional Response Primer    Louise Morganti Kaelin
I Was Wondering. . . .     Beth Burns Accepting Yourself Unconditionally    Brian Tracy
Simple Pleasures    T.W. Winslow What's Wrong with Grown-Ups?
Letting Go vs. Giving Up    Louise Morganti Kaelin Listen Closely    tom walsh
Start Living in Prime Time     Denis Waitley Self-Improvement as It Applies to You   Robert Taylor
Are You Staying on Track?    Jeff Keller The Stain    Beth Burns
Ten Ways to Inspire Others     Michael Angier Walking a New Road    Jim Rohn
Making Change, One Layer at a Time
Rosemarie Rossetti
 
   
   
   

Inspirational Articles
   

Join us on a journey of sorts through motivational material--a treat for the eye and mind!

The Red Mahogany Piano    Joe Edwards If. . . .
Freedom    Joseph Mazzella As Is     Gail Pursell Elliott
Edmund Pollard     Edgar Lee Masters Make Room for Happiness    Kathy Gates
How to Get More out of Life Sprouting Seeds--The Root of Self-Growth
Gary Barnes
Creating Your Own Life     unknown I Believe     John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
A Smile for Annabelle    Marsha Jordan Why I Am So Fond of Mrs. Mann, and How Can You Benefit from Her Wisdom?       Mark Wiltse
A Psalm of Life     Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Elevate Your Life Simply and Lusciously
Julie Jordan Scott
We Are the Decent People of the World    Wilferd A. Peterson Sowing and Reaping    Vic Johnson
Everyday Tools for Extraordinary Success
Philip E. Humbert
Four Words That Make Life Worthwhile
Jim Rohn
I Have a Dream (excerpt)
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Living with the Heart of a Child   Joe Mazzella
Happiness      Bob Williams Call "Time Out" and Adjust Your Course!     Jeff Keller
In the Wink of an Eye     Lewis Frost In This Day       Bob Perks
Shaya's Home Run -- Plus, the source of the story and a variation of it. I Want to Be Six
Journey into Your Heart   Ronald Bissell You Are the Hero   Wilferd Arlan Peterson

How can the Internet affect articles?  See for yourself with these two versions of the
"same" article, attributed to the same author.  Often you'll find people re-writing
articles and posting them as the original, as has happened with "Three Letters from Teddy."

Love and a Batch of Brownies Your Choices Today   tom walsh
It Is up to You    Jim Rohn The Keeper of the Spring
Snowy Day Gifts    Joseph Mazzella You're a Beautiful Person    tom walsh
   
 

Encouraging/Motivational Articles
  

Getting from Here to There     Tim Autrey Eight Gifts that You Can Give of Yourself       unknown
Your Inner Guide to Self-Esteem     Adam Khan Raising the Standards    tom walsh
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
of the United Nations
Your Greatest Strength
Releasing the Past     Jeff Keller Anything Is Possible
The Awakening   Sonny Carroll Successfully Downloading and Installing "A-Ha's"
Julie Jordan Scott
Allowing the Soul to Breathe  
Tammie Renea Rizer-Averyt
Self-Appreciation   Charles David Heineke
Being Your Best    T. W. Winslow How to Cheer Yourself up When You're Feeling Down
Colleen Moulding
Ten Things You Can Do To Produce A Quantum Leap In Your Life Fast   Asoka Selvarajah Start Today    Joseph J. Mazzella
Living in the Moment     Paul Bauer Becoming a Gold Dust Person  Julie Jordan Scott
  
  

Articles Examining Life and Lifestyles
   

Finding a Balance    attributed to Brian Dyson  
   
A Lesson in Kindness    author unknown How Do You Treat Others?     Robert Taylor
Kindness Spoken Here     Gail Pursell Elliott Change Your Pace     Hilton Gregory
On Giving (from The Prophet)     Khalil Gibran Whose Standards?    Robert Taylor
Connect or Contact:  A Call to Community
Janice Hain
Being the Best We Can Be    Asoka Selvarajah
Being Impressive      tom walsh The Art of Encouragement      tom walsh
A Life of Choices    Jane Mullikin The Person I Devote Myself to Being    tom walsh
What's Your View?    Ray S. Whiting Thoughts on the Desiderata    tom walsh
The Role Model Oath    Gary Barnes A Call for New Values    Mikhail Gorbachev
The Value of Acceptance    Janice Hain Shoveling Snow     tom walsh
What I Hope   Paul Harvey The Power of Goalsetting:  Challenges and Opportunities
Julie Jordan Scott
Practical Time Management Tips
Tony Murtagh
Regrets, I Have a Few     Robert Knowlton
Making (and Keeping) New Year's Resolutions
tom walsh
Have You Stopped to Listen Today?    tom walsh
Developing A Reflective Life In The Midst Of Turmoil
Asoka Selvarajah
Give Your Life Direction    T.W. Winslow
Setting Personal Goals    Laura Bissonette Embracing the Everyday    Susie Michelle Cortwright
Doing Dishes     tom walsh The Christmas Alone     tom walsh
Integrity    Paul Bauer Practicing Self-Care    Kathy Paauw
The Meaning behind Our Words    T.W. Winslow Creating "White Space" in Your Life   Kathy Paauw
Preventing Pessimism    Nita Jackson How to Develop a Healthy Perspective   Jeff Keller
A Supposed Letter from Chief Seattle 10 Steps to Becoming a Passionate Self Care Practitioner      Julie Jordan Scott
  
 

Articles about Our Spiritual Sides
   

 

Articles about Problems that We Face
   

On Letting Go. . . .     author unknown The (Ig)Noble Flames of Anger   Lucy Lopez
Perfectionism Is Too Much!    Rhoberta Schaler Dealing with Disappointment    Colin Clews
Solitude and Seclusion     Khalil Gibran It's a Mistake!    tom walsh
Sometimes Undoing and Forgetting Are Best
Asoka Selvarajah
Scars in the Landscape     Cindy Christie
Self-Pity    tom walsh An Open Letter to Limp Bizkit     tom walsh
Being There, Coming Through: 
Thanks to My True Friends      Janice Hain
Uncertainty Breeds UNcalm      Carol James
Living Fully   Laura Russell, Ph.D. The Art of Forgiveness    Wilferd A. Peterson
Why Do People Fail?   Robert Taylor When You See "Red"   Rhoberta Shaler
How Do You Handle a Bad Day?  Robert Taylor Sabotaged Efforts    Ray Whiting
A Matter of Choice     Asoka Selvarajah Capital Expenditures      Gail Pursell Elliott
To Be Long     tom walsh Do I Really Need This?     Jane Mullikin
 

Articles for People in Recovery (from addictions, divorce, childhood issues, etc.)
   

  

Articles for People Dealing with Depression and other Emotional Challenges
  

  

Articles for Parents
   

  

  Articles for Seniors
  

  

Articles on Perspective
  

A Story about Ugly Love, Wealth, and Success
Being Thankful      tom walsh The Teachers in My Life     tom walsh
Our Self-Esteem     Michael Angier Listen While You Speak     Louise Morganti Kaelin
Three Wondrous Answers      Lev Tolstoy
(retold by Thich Nhat Hanh)
Where I Am (It's a Good Place to Be)    tom walsh
A Teaching on Heaven and Hell The Precious Present
Thinking Straight in a Crooked World   Sheryl Ellis The Key Attitude for Success     Asoka Selvarajah
I Can't     tom walsh The Fence
Morning Pages     Asoka Selvarajah The Secret of the Masters--Yours!      Asoka Selvarajah
The Broken Pot Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude
Susie Michelle Cortwright
Watching the News     tom walsh Optimal Thinking    Rosalene Glickman
Ripples of Love    Joseph Mazzella Fireworks, Barney, and Santa Claus--an Unholy Trio
Gene Curry
Lessons from a Spider     Asoka Selvarajah Re-Energize Your Journal Writing    Michael Boyter
Naomi and the Five Life Lessons    Ron Kimball I Just Don't See It      Gail Pursell Elliott
   

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