The Value of Being Valued

By Jessica Beltran, MS

 

2719370443_cf5a845ab5_oYesterday was a very special day. As a Human Resources Director I had the amazing privilege of making 350 employees happier.

These employees were formally recognized for the first time in 40 years for their loyalty and dedication. And what really surprised me was that it was not the award that was given to them what made the difference.

It was all about the recognition. The appreciation. The thoughtfulness. That’s what made these 350 individuals smile.

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Is the Perfect the Enemy of the Good?

By Jessica Beltran, MS

5206308986_90f4ce5776_zVoltaire once said “perfect is the enemy of the good.” And as a perfectionist in recovery I can say without hesitation, boy was he right!

Having high standards motivates us to work hard and to excel in life.

However, the desire to be perfect, only handicaps us. It stops us from doing what we’d really like to do. And if it doesn’t, it deprives us of the pleasure of enjoying what we pursue.

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Self-Love: The Greatest Gift of Them All

By Jessica Beltran, MS

4373811197_1672ff7c01_oOne more year has passed by. This coming weekend is my birthday. And reflecting back on the years I’ve lived I realize the most important lesson life has taught me. The foundation of an abundant life: Self-love.

Everything that’s good stems from self-love. Strength, courage, compassion, wisdom. They all come from within.

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The Secret Behind Lasting Happiness

By Jessica Beltran, MS

heartIs happiness something we are born with or something we need to chase after? Is it bestowed upon us or is it something we must deliberately pursue?

Chasing happiness is like chasing a rainbow. We’re never going to catch it. And waiting for it to fall into our lap is as effective as waiting for a miracle to happen. Especially if our genes are not on our side.

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Step Into Change

By Jessica Beltran, MS

Leap-of-FaithChange is inevitable. We are dynamic beings living in a world that never stops. Yet we try so hard to resist it.

We fiercely grab on to our ways thinking they will somehow protect us.

Terrified of the unknown we hold on to our status quo under the false illusion that it might just be the way to avoid failure, disappointment, and suffering.

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The 4-Step Path to Success

By Jessica Beltran, MS

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Striving for success adds meaning to our life, coloring it with richness, depth, and purpose.

Working hard to accomplish our dreams makes us feel valuable and fills us with wholehearted satisfaction.

Although success can be different for each person, its vibrant effect is the same when we fight to achieve something we find meaningful and worthwhile.

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Don’t Let Stress Get the Best of You

By Jessica Beltran, MS

stressLiving in this busy world in which everything moves at a thousand miles per hour can be overwhelming.

Keeping up with technological advances, juggling our endless career and family demands, and working hard to achieve success and stand out from the crowd in a very competitive world can definitely take its toll on our well-being.

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Generosity: Help Others, Help Yourself

By Jessica Beltran, MS

3049858274_1717cb83ed_oDo you believe in angels? Those who watch out for us and help (or even save) us when in need. Have you ever felt protected by one? I sure have.

Just last weekend my tire blew out while driving with my husband and a generous couple pulled over (on a brutally hot Florida Mother’s Day) with no intention but to help.

So yes, I believe angels exist on earth…and they’re everywhere.

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How to Build Your Emotional Well-being

By Jessica Beltran, MS

8704655827_6e5c5ff71e_oEmotions are “energy in motion”. They make us human and are part of who we are.

Although many times neglected, emotional well-being is essential for our overall health. When we deal with our emotions effectively we enhance our experience of life and give ourselves an opportunity to thrive.

So how can we build our emotional well-being? Below you will find a three-step guide.

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The Value of Hobbies

By Jessica Beltran, MS

L1000866It is well-known that eating habits, sleep, and exercise are important for physical and psychological health (information reminding us so is everywhere). Yet, we rarely hear about the value of leisure and recreation.

Although one may think that pastimes serve no other purpose than to (literally) pass time, hobbies are very beneficial and of great value. They not only add quality to our life but also contribute to our effectiveness and well-being.

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  • Samy N: Thank You very much, for this wonderful article.
  • Jessica Beltran, MS: That is a great point, Vicki! I, just like you, used to think that self-love was synonym of...
  • vicki: To believe in yourself, forgive yourself, and to give to others is healthy and gives you peace. However, when...
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