Posts Tagged ‘inspiration’



Shamrock Sale

I have always been an avid fan of accessories and jewelry. For years, I created bracelets and necklaces for friends and family, I was tired of seeing the same old designs in big box stores and the local boutique stores were quite pricey. A friend of mine suggested that I branch out and test the waters on ebay and etsy. After a few sales, I was over the moon and now my obsession has reached new levels! LOL! I am a South Florida resident specializing in unique handmade beaded bracelets. I am always open to custom requests. Thank you for looking at my store – you are appreciated! Be Unique ~ Amber!


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I now sell on both Etsy and Ebay! Check it Out!








The perfect accessory can brighten an ordinary day, add pizazz to a plain outfit, or just make you smile. All bracelets are handmade and are stretchy.

ebay: ambermichele
etsy: ambie22
Direct payment can be made using PayPal (ambie22@gmail.com)
I have 100% feedback (over 200) on ebay, please check out the feedback forum.

ambiesbeadboutique.com will be live in a couple of weeks.

Thank you:) Amber

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Inspiration Manifesto

Sometimes I can be negative and have the whoa is me attitude. I am sure alot of people share my negativity! I came across this poster and I love it! Maybe I should blow it up and post everywhere.

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Are you looking forward to turning 40?

– Marisa Grill, Cleveland

Aniston: I’m very excited. I had more of a panic going into 30. I think you realize that it just gets better. When they say youth is wasted on the young, it’s so true. Oh my God, what I wish I’d known when I was 30!


“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”


Laugh as much as you breathe and love as long as you live.


“This is my wish for you: Comfort on difficult days, smiles when sadness intrudes, rainbows to follow the clouds, laughter to kiss your lips, sunsets to warm your heart, hugs when spirits sag, beauty for your eyes to see, friendships to brighten your being, faith so that you can believe, confidence for when you doubt, courage to know yourself, patience to accept the truth, Love to complete your life.”


 “Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.”


Success is that old ABC — ability, breaks, and courage.”


Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.”


“Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you. Love me and I may be forced to love you.”


People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.”


  “Most folks are about as happy as they make their minds up to be.”


 “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”

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Game On!

This post is dedicated to all the competitive women in the world. I can’t claim authorship to this article, but I find it very interesting and true. 

Women seem to have a reputation for being “catty” and competitive with other women, unlike how men behave with other men. This is a curious notion, especially since women are actually less competitive than men out in the world and less comfortable being competitive.
Because women learn that they are not supposed to be competitive and win at others’ expense, their natural competitive spirit cannot be shared openly, happily, or even jokingly with other women. In such situations, when aggression cannot be channeled into a healthy, positive edge, it becomes inhibited and goes underground. What could have been healthy competition becomes a secret feeling of envy and desire for the other to fail – laced with guilt and shame.

Thus, what looks like hostile competition between women may instead mask feelings of insecurity, fear of success, and healthy aggression. Women, often experts at being tuned in and sensitive to others’ feelings, may easily overidentify with other women’s insecurities, projecting how they would feel in the other’s shoes and then feeling bad about their own success. Women learn to feel guilty for feeling happy and successful – and with their female friends who may not be having such luck, they may experience their own success as hurtful to their friend. This can make it uncomfortable for a woman to share and enjoy her accomplishments with her female friends.

In a common example, women may feel uncomfortable or self-conscious discussing their dieting success or weight loss with certain friends. They may even eat high-calorie foods they don’t desire when with a friend who is struggling with her own weight but having trouble being disciplined with food. In such situations, women may succumb to what they experience as an instinctive pressure to protect their friend in this way, sabotaging themselves but insulated from becoming the object of envy and resentment.

Women often take care of people emotionally and rely on the approval of others to feel good about themselves. Women’s fear of triumph over others may lead to keeping themselves down and even (conscious or unconscious) subversion. Dependency on other people to maintain self-esteem creates a double bind, impeding women from embracing and using their own edge to achieve success. Constrained by internal conflict and over-focus on others’ reactions, many women endure the frustration of being unable to fulfill their true potential in terms of aggression, sexuality, and power.

Inspirational Tips for Women

  • Women who feel more confident within themselves are less vulnerable to feeling threatened by, or threatening to, their female friends in the face of success.
  • Good fortune, happiness and success can be used to help others and as a source of inspiration.
  • Women can allow themselves to be separate and autonomous and still maintain close connections. An example of this is giving oneself permission to be happy (or unhappy) even if someone else is not.
  • Feeling confident and whole involves allowing one self to know, accept and hold onto one’s own inner experience without being reactive to the anticipated, imagined or perceived feelings of others.
  • Taking responsibility for a friend’s feelings is different from being caring and empathic. When you have positive changes in your life, do not exclude your friends who still depend on you and enjoy your company.
  • Competition does not have to be dangerous or hurtful but can be motivating and allow for healthy sublimation of aggression. Sports works well for this.
  • A healthy balance of competition and compassion means allowing oneself to do well and embrace a positive feeling of empowerment and strength while at the same time caring about friends’ feelings and supporting them in their own growth.


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I was looking through some old data cds this weekend and came across an article written by Dave Barry called “25 Things I’ve Learned in 50 Years”.  His list inspired me to compile things that I have learned.  

This Cheery Tree Makes Me Smile

  1. Life is dull without music
  2. Taking a vacation once in a while is okay
  3. It is better to have 1 good friend than having 10, 15, or 100
  4. Self doubt can hold you back and make you miss out on a lot of opportunities
  5. Be well-rounded and open-minded towards other beliefs and ideas
  6. Working hard does not always get you ahead
  7. Buying designer or more expensive products does not always equal quality
  8. Never stop educating yourself
  9. It’s okay to be alone rather than settling for below your standards
  10. Attending Church does not make you automatically a Holy person, faith does
  11. Losing people you love is the worst experience
  12. A thoughtful card means more than a gift
  13. Jealousy is hard to overcome
  14. No one is normal
  15. Your brain can turn to mush if you do not do something to exercise it
  16. Being silent can make you appear more intelligent
  17. Always say thank you when someone holds the door open for you
  18. Things aren’t always greener on the other side
  19. People aren’t inherently evil. Some people just suck.
  20. Never take things for granted, life can change in a flash
  21. It is impossible to be liked by everyone
  22. People change, but almost never when or how you want them to
  23. No one can truly motivate you but yourself
  24. It can take a lifetime to figure out what makes you happy
  25. You learn a lot about people, when you are going through tough times
  26. Don’t expect everyone to have the same values
  27. It is important to learn the names of people
  28. Peer pressure in adulthood does exist
  29. Words are extremely powerful. One cruel remark can wound someone for life
  30. Karma does exist
  31. Wishing things were different is a great way to torture yourself
  32. There is so much more to learn and experience
Lessons from Dave that I like!

You should never say anything to a woman that even remotely suggests you think she’s pregnant unless you can see an actual baby emerging from her at that moment. 

People who want to share their religious views with you almost never want you to share yours with them.

You should not confuse your career with your life. (This one is my problem, LOL)

A person who is nice to you, but rude to the waiter, is not a nice person.

No matter what happens, somebody will find a way to take it too seriously. 

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