3 ways to get CLEAR on your goals so that you can REACH your goals

3 ways to get CLEAR on your goals so that you can REACH your goals
We all set goals and we all have fallen short of reaching them. Not all of the time, but sometimes. So, I am here to give you 3 tips to reaching those goals. I feel like a lot of reasons that I don't seem to finish to the end is because I don't have good answers for the reasons listed below.  Take a quick read and see how evaluating these 3 things can help you succeed and crush those goals.

When setting your goals you need to ask yourself:

Why are you doing this? The WHY is the most important thing to ask yourself. If you do not know why you are trying to reach that goal then you are going to be less likely to put full effort into reaching it. You will get lost along the way and unmotivated and it will increase your chances of not succeeding. So, figure out WHY and even write it down on a sticky note and put it on your mirror to see every day or set a reminder on your calendar as a daily tool to keep you on track with remembering why you are doing what you are doing.  Go deep on this topic.  Your reason why needs to be powerful enough that you never give up until you reach your goal.

Who are you doing this for? The importance of this question can make or break your goals. If you don't know who you are doing it for then things like resentment, lack of motivation and resistance can interrupt your progress. Figure out WHO you are doing it for and then remind yourself along the way, how great they will feel when you meet that goal. Who you are doing it for feeds your excitement, your drive and your willingness to continue until you reach your goal. Keep focused on who you are helping and why it will make an impact in their lives and you will be successful at reaching it. That includes goals that you set for yourself. You deserve to reward yourself with accomplishing it just as much as doing it  for someone else that it will benefit.

Visualize meeting your goal, what does that look like? Visualizing the end result can help drive you towards it.  Sometimes when we lose motivation along the way and all it takes is a visual. to spark things back up.   If your goal is to lose weight then you picture a skinnier healthier person. If you goal is to save up to buy a new car then your visual is you driving around a new car. If you have a goal to sell a certain amount of books then your visual is seeing how many lives you can positively impact and picture that group of people in your mind and watch that group grow. Whatever your goal is, you need to visualize the end impact and what it looks like because that will help you see why you can't give up. 

Answer these questions and crush those goals!

Angela Newhouse
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3 reasons WHY to self evaluate

3 reasons WHY to self evaluate
There are too many things in life that try and trip us up, so get yourself prepared for that step off of the curb so that you don't jar yourself.

1. You or them-When you know yourself inside and out then you will have clarity on where the problem is. If you are the problem then work on you. Figure out how you can get past what is holding you back. If you know yourself, your intentions, your heart then you know that the issue is with them. Do not carry their weight. Clarity on whether it is them or you gives you the power to know the next step of how to fix the issue so that you can move forward. 

2. Setting boundaries -When you know yourself inside and out then you know what you can handle and what you can't and it also gives you the strength to stand up for yourself. If you have a tendency to open the door for them to overload you then that is on you. If you have set your boundaries and have been clear about them then anything above that is on them. Knowing who is crossing the boundaries gives you the information that you need on who to address in order to fix it. You or them.  You can't let them overload you and then complain about it. Know yourself and your limits.

3. Clarity on what you want- Do you want to continue to run in the wrong direction or do you want clarity so that you can run in the right direction? I want to know that when I get to my destination that it was the right destination.  I don't want to get there and realize that I went the wrong way and I have to start over and keep going. If you want to be successful in your life then you can't get enough clarity, ever. Always strive for clarity in every situation.  Your success depends on clarity, communication, boundaries and knowing the problem. If you want to work 60 hours a week then you will know that. I know you are thinking, who would want to do that? Well, some people do. BUT if you don't, do some self evaluating then you won't know if you are that type of person or not. Maybe you are someone who wants to work 20 hours a week. I know what you are thinking and that is that you don't have a choice because you need a paycheck for more hours a week. WRONG. If you make the decision to say I want to work this many hours a week and make this much money then that will give you the clarity to find ways to make that happen. Write a list. My list was this-work from home, have the flexibility to be available for my daughter, make an impact on peoples lives, make $$$$ dollars a month, make an impact on peoples lives and inspire people to get past their traumas and what holds them back in life. Then...I chased a solution with everything I had until I ended up where I am today. It can happen for you too if you self evaluate.

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Creator of the Daily Mental Meal Plan ~
"Eat positivity for breakfast, motivation for lunch, comprehension for dinner and peace for dessert."
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3 Reasons to FACE IT and not FEAR IT

3 Reasons to FACE IT and not FEAR IT
There was a time when all that I could think about was that one moment. "That moment" controlled my life. I thought about the humiliation, the anxiety, the heart wrenching feeling of not feeling worthy, ALL OF THE TIME. I got used to it being a part of my daily thoughts. I feared it so much that I just kept holding back tears, not wanting to be around others and really wishing being invisible wasn't just something that happens in the marvel movies. 

It is time for you to GET RID OF THOSE LIMITING fears and FACE THEM.  Tackle them head on! Here is why:

1. Anxiety and stress can cause health issues- Fretting over the past or even present day traumas or mistakes can take a nasty toll on your body. When our fears and thoughts consume us then it creates stressors within our body. It creates inflammation in our body and neither of those are good for you. Imagine our bodies just cruising through life and then hitting a brick wall. That is how badly you can affect your body just with bad mental thoughts and letting fears take over. Face them, resolve them and remove those toxic things from your life and your body can thrive. 

2. Fear can cause mental health issues- Letting fear consume you can create long term mental health issues if you don't tackle it and get rid of it. There is good fear and bad fear. Good fear is your spider senses that keep you alert and keep you humble when navigating through life. Bad fear is unresolved issues that can divert you from living a happy healthy life to living a toxic, fearful, harmful life.  Getting rid of fears that haunt you, gives you the freedom to move forward in a new light and a more positive light and that will give you the ability to thrive versus just get by.  I want to see you living the very best life that you possibly can so let it go! You do that by facing it and not fearing it.

3. Personal and professional growth will not happen-If you are carrying around fears from past trauma, fears of being hurt, fears of failure, fears of criticism and many other fears. Then you will not be able to grow. You will be stuck in the same life that you lived yesterday, last week, last month, last year, etc.  If you don't like what that looks like and you dream of a happier life, a more fulfilling  life, a stress free life, a life free from what haunts you, then face it. Face you fears, take the power back. Don't let it control you, you control it. When you do that, you will have the freedom to live the very best life that you want to live.

 Watch for my next blog where I will give you ways to help you successfully FACE IT, and REMOVE IT. 

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Empowerment Coach
Advocate for "Never Giving Up"
Creator of the Daily Mental Meal Plan ~
"Eat positivity for breakfast, motivation for lunch, comprehension for dinner and peace for dessert."
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Who wants a recipe? My FAVORITE RECIPE for a Roast

Who wants a recipe? My FAVORITE RECIPE for a Roast
I figured that I would lighten things up a bit and give you an AMAZING recipe that can make your entire family drool. 

I LOVE food and I LOVE good tasting food even more ; ) So, I thought I would share with all of those that I love. PS That is all of YOU!

Some people don't like roasts because they can be tough or dry but MY roasts melt in your mouth and are as tender as fall off the bone ribs. It doesn't matter if it is a chuck roast, a sirloin roast pot roast etc, they will all be tender.

Do you have a crock pot? I cook mine in a small crock(depending on the size of the meat) for 4-5 hours on high. You may need to adjust this to low or medium if your crock pot is high heat output.  I like all of the juices to be able to soak into the meat and not expand into unused area of a bigger pan so I mostly use my small crock pot. I know what you are thinking. That is a long time. Just throw it in, go about your day and then BAM. It is done and ready to go before you know it. Yes there may be quicker ways but...the slow cooking makes it more tender. Well, and because of my ingredients!

Ok, I will stop explaining and just get right to it. The ingredients are below. From first ingredient to last, I never cook the same way twice as far as quantity of ingredients but it is always pretty darn close to the same. I am the kind of person who puts a little of this and a little of that and flavors it to my liking. So salt as much or as little as you prefer. 

Ingredients
Your Roast
Johnnys condensed Au jus liquid 1 cup -pour directly over meat
Mrs Dash seasoning -5-6 shakes or your preference 
Pendleton Whiskey(4-5 shots)-pour directly over the meat
(If you don't like using alcohol then use apple cider vinegar but only use 2-3 shots)
Alpine Mixed salt seasoning-salt to your liking but I layer the entire top of the meat with it
Chopped Garlic -2 table spoons put directly on top of meat
1 red bell pepper sliced and placed over meat
1 green bell pepper sliced and placed over meat
1 purple onion sliced and placed alongside of the meat
Your favorite BBQ sauce- I pour it over the top of the roast to seal in the seasonings

Fill the crock pot 3/4 of the way up with water and leave it. If you stick a fork in the meat and it does not fall a part. LET IT COOK LONGER. It is well worth the wait!

Also, use the left over meat for barbacoa tacos and you will have an another AMAZING dinner.

Angela Newhouse
Author
Empowerment Coach
Advocate for "Never Giving Up"
Creator of the Daily Mental Meal Plan ~
"Eat positivity for breakfast, motivation for lunch, comprehension for dinner and peace for dessert."
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My business page The Mended Soul-@Themendedsouls
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3 POWERFUL habits to do DAILY

3 POWERFUL habits to do DAILY
There are some habits that are worth keeping and these ones are FOR SURE THE BEST!

1. Remind yourself of everything that you have to be grateful for - Starting your day with a reminder of the things you have to be grateful for can set the tone for the day. It changes your mindset into a positive and grateful attitude and everything that comes along during your day will be seen differently.  If you have something bad happen during the day then you are more likely to be more grateful of the good things versus jump on the negative train and take a path of frustration during your day and focus too long on the bad.


2. Repeat affirmations to yourself while you get ready in the morning - While you are getting ready in the morning is a perfect time to remind yourself of of how wonderful you are, what your purpose is and how much confidence you want to walk out the door with. Write a list of affirmations that you need to help lift you up each day. If you have a weakness that you struggle with, then write an affirmation that tackles that issue for you.  Write affirmations that will remind you why you are doing what you are doing each day of your life. What drives you, motivates you, inspires you?  Example: I am confident.  I am an empowerment coach that helps change the lives of others for the better. I AM making a difference in the world. Find the affirmations that fit for you. You are strong. You are confident. You deserve all the happiness that life has to offer. You are brave. Whatever fits for your situation, find affirmations that will help guide you and remind you of how amazing you are.

3. Walk with confidence into your day - When you walk into your day with your head held high and confidence beaming out of you, then you have a power inside your soul that will lift you up. It lights a fire inside you. Have you ever heard the comment "walk in like you own the place"? It is a powerful statement because it sets the tone for your surroundings and there is something great to be said about it. Sometimes it has been construed as cocky so be aware of that but more importantly, you are creating a confident environment and that is huge. We all need to walk with confidence. Walking fearful of everything, feeling self conscious, or walking around with doubt .

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Author
Empowerment Coach
Advocate for "Never Giving Up"
Creator of the Daily Mental Meal Plan ~
"Eat positivity for breakfast, motivation for lunch, comprehension for dinner and peace for dessert."
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My business page The Mended Soul-@Themendedsouls
Clubhouse @AngelaNewhouse 







3 questions to ask yourself to POWERFULLY CONQUER and ELIMINATE, DOUBT

3 questions to ask yourself to POWERFULLY CONQUER and ELIMINATE, DOUBT
Everyone has this little voice in their head that causes them to slow their roll and think about doubt.  This is a battle that some face every day. I will help you get you out of that mindset. We do not have time to waste in our life with self doubt. We are powerful, inspirational, hard working people who just need to kick that voice to the curb and keep on truckin' along.
Ask yourself the questions below each time that you have doubt creeping in. 

1. Are your intentions pure? Whenever your intentions are pure, then you will have A LOT of power behind what you are doing. Do not let doubt creep in. You have every reason to be doing what you are doing and working towards your end goal. Use that power to motivate you, heal you, and kick doubt to the curb and give your mindset a reboot of confidence instead.

2. Is your end goal ok with your moral compass?  When you are working towards a goal that aligns with your moral compass, then the doubt will take care of itself. Nothing can haunt you or make you feel icky when the end goal is morally acceptable for you. 

3. Is the reason behind your drive big enough? Sometimes if our end goal isn't big enough then we tend to let self doubt take over. Am I doing things right? What do other people think? Those questions go away when you see the big picture of how the end result can affect your life. An example would be me getting online and doing live instructional videos. A few years ago I would have never done that but now I see how doing that can help my business and the growth potential that I have if I do that. When I focused on the BIG picture and the reason behind it then the doubt and fears started to fade and my focus was now directed towards the end goal and I knew that I needed to sink or swim and I wanted to swim! So I conquered that fear and stepped up to the plate and now I realize I wasted too much time fearing it. 

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Angela Newhouse
Author and Empowerment Coach
Creator of the Daily Mental Meal Plan ~
"Eat positivity for breakfast, motivation for lunch, comprehension for dinner and peace for dessert."


3 reasons to follow a Daily Mental Meal Plan

3 reasons to follow a Daily Mental Meal Plan
Did you know that I am the creator of the "Daily Mental Meal" that is "Eat positivity for breakfast, motivation for lunch, comprehension for dinner and peace for dessert."? There is a book coming soon!  

Here is just a small piece of it below.


Reason 1. OPENS YOUR MIND ~ If you set your day up with a mental diet then you open your mind to evaluating, learning, and conditioning your mind for self growth. Self evaluation and growth within your mind can be a make or break part of your journey. When chasing dreams, chasing a career or chasing a family life, you will need mental strength and an open mind to see all of the great potential for your way to THRIVE!

Reason 2. SETS THE TONE ~ It creates a subconscious plan for positivity and self encouragement to tackle whatever you want to tackle for the day.  Whenever you can jump ahead of what the day throws at you then you will be able to face things head on because you are mentally ready for success versus mentally unprepared and chance being defeated for the day.

Reason 3. FUELS YOUR INSPIRATION ~ It will fuel inspiration inside of you to get more accomplished and even more planned for the future.  Fueling your inspiration can also be a huge confidence boost! As we get inspired and drive ourselves towards goals, we feel accomplished. Feeling accomplished boosts confidence so get inspired today!

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Angela Newhouse
Author and Empowerment Coach
Creator of the Daily Mental Meal Plan ~
"Eat positivity for breakfast, motivation for lunch, comprehension for dinner and peace for dessert."

The 3 TOP reasons to know WHO YOU ARE

The 3 TOP reasons to know WHO YOU ARE
Life has so many struggles and curve balls that make things difficult. What can make your life even more difficult is not knowing who you really are. Knowing your morals, knowing your boundaries, knowing the deep depths of what makes you happy or sad can give you a huge advantage at navigating life in the most rewarding way. 

Take some time to figure out who you are. Don't just be a follower or a person who is so passive that they are living someone else’s s' life and not their own. Be YOU. Knowing who you are can create a magical, memorable and phenomenal  life for you instead of a blah one. Check out the 3 top reasons to know who you are,  below!

1. Helps you set boundaries- Setting boundaries in your life is super important to your success personally and professionally. If you do not know who you are and what you stand for then you are more likely to get taken advantage of. That is a something that no one likes or wants. 

2. Helps you create a better future -Knowing who you are and what you want out of life is a huge factor in picking the roads that you will travel down. In order to plan out your future, you really need to take a deep look inside of yourself and ask yourself where you want to be, what you want to accomplish and what impact do you want to make on the world. If you don't know who you really are inside of your soul then you will struggle with bouncing around chasing bubbles that burst when you catch them.

3. Helps you find your confidence -Confidence is truly the key to success. If you don't have confidence in yourself or what you are doing then you will most likely not get the most out of it. A lack of confidence can make your life more of a struggle than it needs to be. I used to think confidence was cocky, but it is not. Confidence, if used correctly can be the power that you are missing in your life to be successful in your personal and professional life.

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Never give up on creating a better YOU!
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3 must have steps to add to your daily routine!

3 must have steps to add to your daily routine!
In your journey to finding true happiness and advancing into living a happy life there are some things that you need to add to your daily routine. You brush your teeth daily correct? You get dressed every day right? These things that I am suggesting can be done while you are getting ready in the morning or before you go to bed at night or both. I do my daily affirmations twice a day. 

I look in the mirror and remind myself every day these three things. 

1. What is my reason WHY? What is driving you towards wanting a better or different life? What lights your fire and gives you the motivation to be a better person, to dream bigger, and to make a difference in the world? For so long I did not know my purpose. I had a life filled full of traumas and I just wanted to survive. Dreaming was out of the question because it took energy I needed and I was scared to be let down like I had been so many times. Make sure when you write down your reason why that you are very clear so that when you remind yourself daily then it imprints in your brain and becomes a must have.  For instance, my WHY is that I want to not only help others that are struggling with their self worth and confidence after trauma but I want to help my daughter, my step children always have the tools they need to tackle anything that life throws at them. That is my WHY. Help this generation and then next generation and many generations to come be unbreakable and unstoppable! 

2. Discover what you like and dislike. Remind yourself every day to cling to the things that make you feel good and not the things that make you feel bad. Grab a piece of paper and write good/bad and really look deep inside yourself and be honest with yourself. Even down to the things that may seem petty to you. Self discovery is everything. You NEED to know what makes you happy and do more of those things and weed out the bad. There is so much healing that can be done in these discoveries.

3. Mindset training. Train your mind every day to think of the good and not the bad. When we hear a scary diagnosis and they say 1/5 people do not recover from this then that is all we hear. What we need to focus on is 4/5 do. I teach my daughter to find the good in the situation. When she gets in trouble for something she thinks her world is falling a part and she says you always are mad at me. I slow down her mind and say lets discuss this. When was the last time you were grounded or in trouble? She said last month. Exactly so you have been good for an entire month and you used to be in trouble once a week. Look at the progress that you have made. That releases the stress on her mind just by reminding her that she has been doing so good lately.  Train your mind to see the good. It will ease your stress and allow you to see the bright side instead of the dark side.

These 3 things are so important on your journey to thriving. Self talk, self appreciation and self love are not selfish, they are necessary.  If you are loving yourself then you will express more love to those around you. You will start to attract more love in your life and be one step closer to livin' a happy life.

Angela Newhouse
Never Give Up!
Don't just live...Thrive!
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3 reasons why creating personal boundaries is important!

3 reasons why creating personal boundaries is important!
You are less likely to be manipulated-being manipulated can happen and you may not even know it. You will start to wonder, did you make that decision or did they make it for you? Setting personal boundaries can help you from having people walk on you or manipulate you. Being manipulated is less likely to happen to people that have set and clear boundaries.

It helps you define who you are and gives you self awareness-If you don't have self awareness then there is the possibility of you taking on the persona of others and not being your own self. People with no personal boundaries can easily fall into the crowd and be a follower and it may not always be in your best interest to follow others. They may not have the same morals and heart as you do. What are your likes, dislikes and what morals do you have? What boundaries do you want to set? Do you really know what you want and who you are?
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It sets clear expectations to those around you- If you do not set clear expectations and make it known to those around you then they have no clue how to act. Maybe you don't like cussing around you. If you don't express yourself and set the boundary of no cussing around you then how will people know? Maybe you don't like to be picked on. Maybe it overwhelms you or makes you very upset. By setting clear expectations and communicating with those around you then it sets a personal boundary around you that others will respect. Example:  If you truly want the negativity around you to stop then set clear expectations and personal boundaries in regards to not allowing negativity around you. You will see your life brighten with every positive moment.

These are just a few reasons to set personal boundaries but you need to:

Know who you are.

Know what you believe in.

Know what you will allow around you and what you will not allow around you.

Having these personal boundaries set will help you from falling victim to abuse.

Angela Newhouse~Author
The Scars That Built Me (Published book)
Never Give Up!
Don't just live...thrive!






3 reasons to keep your mind open!

3 reasons to keep your mind open!
We all get a little narrow minded especially if you have a lot of drive. You focus on the end goal and go for it! That is great but sometimes during that journey you focus so hard that you don't keep your eyes open for other opportunities. So, I am going to give you 3 reasons to always keep your mind OPEN.

1. YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS OUT ON GROWTH-  Life teaches us so many lessons if we just pay attention. We have opportunities every day to learn something new. Whether it is personal growth or growth in our jobs, we have the opportunity. If you are close minded then you may never see the beauty in learning something new.  You will be stuck in the same place and never move forward. Every single one of us need growth throughout our lives. We aren't born perfect and full of knowledge. Keep your mind OPEN!

2. YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS A LIFE CHANGING OPPORTUNITY- I have always had the thought of wow my life is a little crazy and I should write a book to help others. It was just a thought. Had I been close minded then I would have never picked up on some information that led me to learning how I can "actually" write a book and get it out to the world. Me 10 years ago would have been so focused on surviving each day that I would not have looked forward into seeing how beautiful the future can be. If you are focusing so hard on one thing you may miss out on seeing things around you. It is like parents who sit on their phones all of the time and the child comes and asks them to come play and they keep saying wait a minute. Pretty soon the child stops asking and it isn't until then we realize we have lost precious moments and opportunities to create memories with them. Don't be close minded.

3. YOU CAN FIND INNER STRENGTH THAT YOU NEVER KNEW YOU HAD- If you do not have an open mind then you may never dig deep inside of yourself and challenge yourself to go for that new dream. You may never even dream. You may think that your life has met its max capacity and you just feel like you need to ride it out. NO. There are so many things that you can add to your life to go from just living to THRIVING! If you close off your mind then you may never know that your life can get better than it is today. It can. It can always get better. If you have an open mind then you will find yourself challenging yourself and finding a new strength within yourself to want to obtain those dreams. Change your circumstances, open your mind and DREAM of all of the possibilities out there for you, for your children, for your family and friends! I never would have guessed that I would be able to write a book and put it out there to the world. I would have been scared of failure, scared of criticism, scared of drawing attention to myself. Today I feel freer that I have in a long time by knowing that my book is being released. I have a new sense of strength inside of me that I never knew was there and that in itself is a beautiful thing.


Angela Newhouse
Never Give Up
Don't just live...Thrive!


3 "must be done" steps to finding yourself!

3 "must be done" steps to finding yourself!
We have all gotten lost along the way, but we haven't all found our way back. Life throws us curve balls and knocks us off course and it is our job to navigate it and keep going. For a very long time, I fought so hard to be made of steel, to be able to survive anything, to be numb to the world so that it could not hurt me. When I was living that journey I closed off some of the greatest parts about life and I definitely lost who I was and who I wanted to be. 

These are steps to help you get back on the right path so that you can enjoy life and know exactly who you are.

1. Make sense of your past so you can move forward- What does this mean? This step is for you to really dive into your past and wrap your head around the things that happened. There may be things that you are holding on to that affect you in a negative way and those things may not have anything to do with you as a person. I held on to some abuse that happened to me and I always felt like I was defective. I felt like there was something about me that caused the abuse or that I drew it into me. That was wrong and I know that now but it took me a long time to realize that there was no way to change the situation, that it was not me and when I made sense of it all then it was a relief. I made sense of the situation and realized that it was the another person that had issues, not me. If it wasn't me, they would have abused another. So when I stopped carrying the heavy load on myself and made sense of the situation that was out of my control, then I was able to heal, grow and truly find myself inside all of that internal turmoil. 

2. Silence your inner critic because you can't grow with negativity tearing you down-We sometimes tend to be our worst enemy.  I am the type of person that feels very deeply. If I do something wrong, there is no worst critic than me. While that may be good to have a conscious and to be self aware, we do not want to let it control us and prevent us from being the best version of ourselves. If we dream of running our own company or of climbing the corporate ladder to the top, then let ourselves dream! Do not let our inner critic ruin this journey for us. Silence it. 

3. Think about what you want to have in the future-Live out your dreams! If you do not let yourself envision the future then where are you going? You will be stuck in the present with no direction. How are you supposed to really know what kind of person you are, what kind of person you want to be, and what kind of life you want to live if you don't have a vision of the future. Take the "grow up, go to college, get married, have kids" vision as an example. How are you going to know where you want to go to college? How are you going to know where you want to live? How are you going to know where you want to raise a family or even if you do want a family? I know that we can't control all aspects of our future and that we sometimes end up in a totally different place than we want to be, but sometimes we don't. My step daughter always said she was going to grow up and live in North Carolina and well, she made that happen. Moving across the US to a place that she envisioned her future being built showed a lot of self awareness and you have to find yourself and know yourself to do that. 

Take some time to yourself and really deep dive into making sense of your past and letting go of all of the negative. Get rid of your inner critic and change your mindset. Use all of the wonderful positive things that you know about yourself to build the greatest version of you. Make the biggest and loudest voices in your head the positive ones! 

Angela Newhouse
"Never Give Up"
Don't just live...Thrive!


3 things to help you get started with CHANGE in your life

3 things to help you get started with CHANGE in your life
There are many things in life that can hold us back but why not keep going? 

What is it going to take for you to learn that life CAN get better?

So much of life can be turned around with mindset. Take me for instance, I have had a long list of traumas or set backs but I keep going. Why do I keep going? Because I know the answer to the questions below.  Knowing these three things can help you get started. After that, move on to my FREE 30 day Don't just live...Thrive challenge. You can join my free group by clicking this link and finding the challenge listed in the UNITS section of the page.

Ok, back to the 3 things to get you started. Do you want a happier life? Do you want a better life? What do you want to be different than it is right now? Why is it bad the way that it is?

1. What do you want to change about your life? Don't leave it open ended. Drive this down to the nitty gritty details. Don't be scared, this exercise can actually help you determine exactly what you want. You may not know and this will clear things up. It might be a few things. Write them down. You need to reference this any time that you feel like you can't remember what you wanted. Trust me, it happens.

2. Know your WHY. Why do you want to change these things? What is life like if you don't change these things? Why are you doing this? Is it for your kids, your family, you? Know exactly WHY you want to make the change. Make this very detailed because you may need to remind your self every day until you build more and more strength to make the change. These things will keep you going when you feel like quitting. 

3. What is end goal? Be clear on this. Don't just say I want a happier life. Define what will make it happy. What is your end goal?  An example would be I want to be healthier. Don't just stop there. Nail it down to "I want to be healthier so that I have more energy to play with my kids". Specifics will help you from getting lost in the big picture and losing motivation. When you decide what your end goal is then create the steps to accomplishing that goal. What do you need to do first, second, third etc.

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Angela Newhouse
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Never Give Up
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Be YOU. Here are 3 steps to help you, keep being YOU

Be YOU. Here are 3 steps to help you, keep being YOU
Be YOU. We all tend to get a little caught up in competing, or day dreaming of how it would be to be Jane Doe. DO NOT stay in this mindset. Be yourself. Don't be anyone else. I struggled for years to be a little bit more like this person or that person and lost my own identity.  Why do we do that? Because deep down we don't even know who we are. Lets fix that! I have a 30 day challenge coming up and it will help you transform your mindset and give you a sense of security in knowing by the end that you know exactly who YOU are!  Follow this link to join the group before the challenge starts!

1. Think for yourself and be YOU.  It is ok to learn from others but do not lose yourself along the way. Find your own passions, your own beauty in life and your own self. In order to stand on your own two feet and THRIVE, you will need to think for yourself. Stop relying on everyone else to make decisions first. Be bold, start making YOU shine today!

2. What does your happy heart and soul look like? Find the true meaning within yourself. If you do not know what makes your heart happy then you need to do a little self discovery. Happiness comes from within not from others. In order to be the best version of yourself, you need to know what is deep within your soul and use that as stepping stones to a better life.

3. Stop worrying about what others think. You can't control other people. You can only control yourself. If you spent more time on self discovery and doing the things that make you feel good instead of worrying about and pleasing other people all of the time then you would be miles ahead of where you are. I used to get so caught up in pleasing other people, trying to follow them in their success and trying to kind of be like them that I truly lost who I was and who I wanted to be. So my advice to you is STOP. Shine in your own way. We are all unique and we are special. Don't be like anyone else but yourself.

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Angela Newhouse
Never Give Up!
From broken and afraid to confident and thriving!

Don't put your dreams aside and chase someone elses, here is why...

Don't put your dreams aside and chase someone elses, here is why...
I have been down some paths in my life that I thought were right, at the time. One of those things was always being supportive and helping others with their dreams. While we want to be caring and supportive and help others, what we don't want to do is set our goals and our dreams aside just to help them. Take a look in the mirror and ask yourself...what do YOU want out of life?

If you only help others you could start to lose a sense of yourself along the way and that is something that will set you back.  You need personal development and personal fulfillment in order to thrive.

Here is my advice to you:

1. Chase your dreams! When you fulfill your heart by going after your dreams then you can truly help others without hesitation.  When you always help others and not yourself it will wear you down. You can even start to have resentment towards others or maybe just get tired of helping people all together. In order to be the best YOU that you can be, make sure you are fulfilling your needs within also.

2. Do you want to look back at the last 10 years and realize that you haven't gotten anywhere? I don't want that for you. Remember it isn't selfish to want to advance your knowledge, better your life and thrive! You just need to do it in a humble manner.  The lesson though is to not put yourself on the back burner on simmer because eventually there won't be anything left in the pan to give.

3. If the big goals scare you, start with small ones. Is your dream to own your own business but scares you to even think about going after it? Start with baby steps. Start a side gig that works its way to bigger and bigger goals. If you are in sales then say hey I want to sell $1,000 a month and this is how. Totally doable. If you set a goal of wanting to sell $10,000  a month in the first month and no one even knows about your business yet then maybe you are setting yourself up for failure.

Start small, set goals, accomplish the goals, set bigger goals and so on but always, always, always make sure that you are doing whatever it is that you are doing, for you as well. Do not make all of these goals and accomplish them for other people until you have filled your cup first. 

The cup can overflow with happiness and you can thrive but not if you are dying inside and neglecting yourself along the way.  


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Never Give Up
Don't just live...Thrive!

3 reasons why to NOT wait until next year to start your goals!

3 reasons why to NOT wait until next year to start your goals!
Ok, we all know that people do the New Year Resolution game. I have 3 reasons that you should NOT wait until the new year to set new goals.  These are important things to think about even in our every day lives! Why wait? Do it NOW.

1. Why not NOW? Give me a good reason as to why you wouldn't want to start now? Yes, it is the holidays and we are busy and maybe your goal is a diet so all of the food will be tempting BUT if you start now think of how much easier it will be for you. Example, you say to heck with it, I will start my diet after the holidays. During the holidays you gain 10 pounds. Well that is 10 pounds farther away from the goal you will set on New Year's so why not think of things NOW to make you one step closer to that goal in January?  It isn't as hard as you think. Don't over indulge, drink lots of water, and make sure you watch your portions.  Things to ponder...I would rather tackle losing 25 lbs rather than 35lbs.

2. Waiting lists can happen.  Maybe you have been putting off going to the doctor because, well, this year is shot anyway so you might as well just bag it. NO. What if I told you that if you started the process of being seen NOW then you would be closer to your end goal of figuring out what your ailments are. What if they need to refer you to a specialist and that specialist has you on a 3 month waiting list?  If you get on that list NOW then in January you will be half way down the list to be seen! 

3. Life happens. Life can definitely surprise us and we never know what will happen in the future. Start working towards your goals now so that if there are any in set backs then you won't get delayed all of the way. We always have excuses and we always have unexpected things come up in our lives so lets just get things rolling now. I don't want to say I am starting a 2021 new years resolution just to have life happen and me not be able to accomplish my goals come January. 

Start working on your goals NOW!! Want a new job next year? Start planning now, want to take a nice vacation? Start saving up NOW. Want to invest in something? Start researching NOW. 

Want to better  your health and learn to be your own advocate? START NOW! 

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Angela Newhouse
Never Give Up
Livin' A Happy Life

What are your passions? Lets plan to JUMP START YOUR PASSIONS for 2021!

What are your passions? Lets plan to JUMP START YOUR PASSIONS for 2021!
Do you know what YOU like to do? 

Let's figure this out. This is a huge step in your journey to THRIVING

So, how do you figure this out? 

What makes your heart smile? I want you to sit down and truly think about what makes you smile. Is it when you get to spend time with your children? Is it when you make arts and crafts and sell them to a customer and brighten a piece of their world? How about when you give advice to someone who is lost and they are able to then move forward from their mental block? Maybe it is riding horses?  Sit down in your room and lock the door to the outside world, or go for a walk by yourself and take some time to truly THINK and let all the things in life flow through your mind and as you think of each one make a note of the one(s) that truly just make you smile! You are thinking seriously how will this work, well it DOES. If you truly focus your mind on many topics and when you come across that one that makes you smile and touches your heart then you KNOW, that is it.

What is nagging at you that you just can't forget about?  You know that dream that you always have in the back of your mind...what is it? Is it donating time at the animal shelter? Is it painting? Is it helping youth get on track for the future and being a mentor? Maybe it is  cooking?  What about boating?  Do you like to design things?  What nags at you that you just can't seem to feel complete without?  Is it starting your own business? Lets get this figured out! 

If you are so passionate about something that you just can't seem to let it go or if you think your life is dull and you don't know what you are even passionate about then WE NEED TO FIX THAT!  If you need a cheerleader then I will be that cheerleader for you because I want to see everyone Confident & Thriving and there is a big, bright, amazing world out there and finding your PASSION is important to know on your journey.  Lets get ready for 2021 and THRIVING!

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Angela Newhouse
Never Give Up
"Livin' A Happy Life"

Energize your mind!

Energize your mind!
Ok, I posted on Sunday in my group https://www.facebook.com/groups/livinahappylifeangelanewhouse/ about how important it is to energize your mind. This one may be one of the hardest things to do but it is the most important. 

I know how hard it is to be excited, or energized when you don't feel good.  Who wants to skip around when they feel bad?  Well, there is only one way to take care of that. Head on. If you walk around and say how tired you are all of the time then you will continue to be tired. This is a mindset thing. Don't let your mind control the outcome of your day. Stop telling yourself that you are tired, you need an energy drink to survive, etc.

One of the most powerful ways to energize your mind is to change your mindset.  It is kind of like how when I feel my worst, I look my best (kind of lol). I get up and get myself ready for the day and I do my hair, makeup, dress up even. The reason that I do that is to help myself feel better! When I look good there is an internal power that brings my mood up and I am ready to tackle the day. Same thing with energy. Tell yourself you have energy and then act it out.

Energizing your mind is POWERFUL. Train your mind and body to be energetic. 
 
*Speak with Conviction
*Head up and walk with direction
*Add energy to your words and actions, don't talk in monotone, talk with power and energy
*Put that pep in your step into your mind, tell yourself I DO HAVE ENERGY

The power of adding energy to your mind is life changing if you stay on top of it and add it to your daily life. Put out energy and get energy back. Send it out in the universe and you will attract more! It is known in the medical world that your energy flows to whatever your mind focuses on. If you are tired all of the time and that is what your mind stays focused on then you will never get out of that rut. Focus you mind on energy and you will see a change in your energy level and your body. 

This is something that has changed my life. When people come into my work and I am tired and don't feel good I make myself sit tall, speak energetic and genuinely disperse energy into their world and mine. It works. Do it.

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Take care everyone and energize your mind!
 

Angela Newhouse
"Never Give Up"
Livin' A Happy Life

Do you really KNOW yourself? 3 ways to learn about yourself

Do you really KNOW yourself?  3 ways to learn about yourself
1. Dig deep and find your core values. Find out what you stand for. If you have always been one to follow what others think or what others do because it is the easy way then take a moment to discover YOU.  We don't need to get into whether you are a republican or a democrat or whether you believe in GOD.  I am talking about, are you honest? Do you have a good moral foundation and know the difference between truth and lies and live by the truth?  Have you taken advantage of people? Do you cuss? Do you NOT allow bad words to be spoken in your presence?  Do you pray before meals or morning and night? Are you a modest and proper person?  Do you fly off the seat of your pants kind of person? These are just some examples but to honestly learn who you are inside you need to first set the ground rules and to me that starts with morals.  Some of the above questions are just discovering who you are a little more but mainly do you have honesty? Integrity? Some people don't have any morals. They will take advantage of others, they will be untruthful, they cause harm, etc. Then there are people who have a good moral core that guides them through life's troubles and keeps them on the straight and narrow path. To really KNOW yourself you need to figure out what morals you live by in your life or ones that you want to live by. We all have room for improvement so if you don't have any then sit down and create a list!

2. What do YOU like?  Have you thought about that lately? This is important because if you don't know what you like then how do you make yourself happy?  Examples: What do you like to eat? What do you NOT like to eat? What music do you like? What is your favorite "go to" thing when you need some time alone? Do you like to read? What puts a smile on your face? Do you have a hobby? Who is your favorite person to hang out with and where? Do you like the mountains or the beach?  Do you like movies? Do you like yardwork?  Discover WHO you are. This is key to Livin' A Happy Life and to finding peace within yourself. If you are lost and don't know what you like then it is hard to really create a happiness within. 

3. Are you living a life to be proud of? If you are like me then whenever you do something that you aren't proud of then it eats away at me and makes things ten times worse.  We are not perfect and throughout life there will always be ups and downs and things we wish we could go back and change but if you TRY to always make good choices and live a life that you are proud of then your road to success will be much smoother.  For some people they don't even know what the word proud means. They put others in front of themselves all of the time and they never take time to self reflect on what makes them feel good or proud. The best way is to sit down and think to yourself what those things are or could be and then set goals.  As an example, I feel proud when I have accomplished goals. Each time I check something off of the to do list it makes me feel proud of myself and accomplished.  I also feel proud when I look at my daughter and see what a wonderful person she is and how much she has overcome in her short life and how I helped her get through some very rough times and I know that she is going to be ok. That makes me the proudest of all to see her smile.  What makes you feel proud? Do you incorporate that into your life? Are you fulfilling that need within?   Can you look at your life decisions and be proud of who you are?  Proud of the kids that you have raised or are raising?  Take some time to figure this out. 

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Angela Newhouse

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TOP 2 ways to know what foods are good/ bad for your body!

TOP 2 ways to know what foods are good/ bad for your body!
Throughout the years we always hear the latest greatest 

"This is good for you" 
and
 "This is bad for you"

But does the person writing the articles REALLY know what is good for you?  Are they just speculating based off of numbers and what is supposed to be a normal category of what "most people" benefit from eating or most people have bad reactions to this.

I learned that each and every one of us is different! I learned that I was NOT going to be put in a category and labeled. 

I wanted answers and I wanted to know how to treat MY BODY. Not millions of other bodies, MINE.

Sound a little selfish? Probably. But, we only have one body and one life to live so below I put 3 things that helped me find out how to help my body and I think you should do the same!

1. Journal We are human and we can't remember everything. Sometimes I can't even remember if I had coffee or not this morning. LOL Ok maybe that is slightly skewed because I have coffee EVERY DAY but seriously, do you remember what you had for breakfast last monday or how it made you feel? How about what liquids you drank the week before and how it made you feel? If you write things down in a journal of what you are putting into your body then sometimes it can help pinpoint things that your body is rejecting. Example: Everyone says cucumbers are healthy for you. Is it healthy for them or me? Most definitely NOT me because every time I eat them (and I love to eat them but shouldn't) then my throat itches and I can't swallow good and then later I have an upset stomach. Who would have guessed that? Not me had I not seen it in my journal that every time I ate them then I had issues. It is a pain yes, but seriously, you don't have to carry around a journal all of the time if you don't want to.  You can type it in your notes on your phone or get an app to log your food and drink intake. It is super simple and will help you a ton.


2. Allergy Test Take the time to meet with your doctor and discuss options. A food allergy test may just be the key to helping you understand what your body likes and dislikes. Now if you eat it anyway well than that is self inflicted pain on your part.  I know that I shouldn't eat dairy or sugars because it affects my arthritis but sometimes I eat the ice cream anyway and sure enough the next day I can feel it! My knees will ache so bad and then I after a while you have to decide, is it really worth it?

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