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“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.”  ~Jimi Hendrix

The FOCUSandFLOW Life Question:
What does love empower you to do to elevate humanity?

SPH says:
“Let love empower you towards the elevation of humanity”.   
 ~Shelly Prillerman Harrell

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“With every thought we can start to re-create our lives.”  ~Marianne Williamson

The FOCUSandFLOW Life Question:
Where will you focus your thoughts?

SPH says:
“We can have both automatic and intentional thoughts.  Some automatic thoughts are unwanted and there are several things that we can do when they come up: (1) simply acknowledge them and move on, (2) recognize and normalize thought patterns, (3) perseverate and ruminate on them, or (4) berate ourselves for having them and try to push them away. The first two help us move forward.  The last two keep us stuck.  Being intentional with your thoughts involves training yourself to acknowledge, recognize, and normalize, as well as deciding if it would be useful to further explore the origins and functions of particular thought patterns that you notice. Being intentional also is about choosing where you will focus your mind using strategies to assist you such as dialogue, reading, music, writing, and meditation. These strategies can expand your thoughts and open up amazing possibilities for creating experience and thus re-creating your life with intention and focus.   
 ~Shelly Prillerman Harrell

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“In a time of destruction, create something.”  ~Gwendolyn Brooks

The FOCUSandFLOW Life Question:
What will you create out of the ashes?

SPH says:

“Create something beautiful and positive and life-enhancing.”

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“To be brave is to be involved.”  ~Gwendolyn Brooks

The FOCUSandFLOW Life Question:
Will you be brave?

SPH says: “Be involved in life”.

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“The world is round and the place that may seem like the end may also be the beginning.”  ~Ivy Baker Priest

The FOCUSandFLOW Life Question:
What endings are cycling into beginnings in your life?

SPH says:
“There are no endings that aren’t also beginnings of something else. Life is all about cycles and everything is in a process of ongoing evolution. We must be proactive and influence what we are cycling into and the nature of our own evolving. Every ending is also a beginning that transforms into a becoming.” 
 ~Shelly Prillerman Harrell

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“Live life for what tomorrow offers, not for what yesterday has taken away.”  ~Unknown

The FOCUSandFLOW Life Question:
What offerings of tomorrow will you start seizing today?

SPH says:
“The pain of what has been taken away can be repurposed. We can seize our power to transform the losses of yesterday into the triumphs of tomorrow.  Hope lives in the truth that every tomorrow offers possibilities that can be shaped and nurtured into something amazing for your life. Start transforming your tomorrow by nurturing its possibilities today.”
 ~Shelly Prillerman Harrell

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“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”  ~Dan Millman

The FOCUSandFLOW Life Question:
What will you build in 2017?

SPH says:
“The past does not change. What is done is done.  This fact of life is pretty obvious, yet many of us allow past hurts, mistakes, and unwanted circumstances to occupy entirely too much space in our hearts and minds.  We sometimes carry the past with us into the here-and-now of our lives in ways that take time and energy away from having the best NOW. Enough of that! Ruminating and rehashing will never enable us to go back and make the past happen in a different way.  So as you begin 2017, decide how much time and energy you are willing to give to the past, w
hat aspects can serve as lessons and insights, and what you will create and build in those additional minutes and hours of your precious life that you will not be spending in the past.”   ~Shelly Prillerman Harrell

interwoven lives (A FOCUSandFLOW QuotePic)

“What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.”  ~Pericles

The FOCUSandFLOW Life Question:
What is your life weaving into the lives of others?

SPH says:
“We may not say the perfect thing or be our best selves in every moment. These moments of our humanness do not need to be engraved in stone nor define what we leave behind.  However, we must take responsibility for making things right when we err. Our willingness to engage in relationship recovery efforts, to actively participate in healing relational woundedness, our attempts to connect through our shared human experience, and to foster mutual understanding– these are what linger most powerfully.  These things will ultimately mean more, last longer and become woven into the interconnected nature of human relationships over time.  It is through our vulnerability and humility that we touch people’s lives in ways that highlight our shared humanity and make a lasting impact in the hearts and minds of others.”  ~Shelly Prillerman Harrell

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“Let your presence light new light in the hearts of others.”  ~Mother Teresa

The FOCUSandFLOW Life Question:
Does your presence bring light to others?

SPH says:
“Be such an enlightening presence with others that they can feel the love and the joy and the emergent wisdom of their own inner radiance.”  ~Shelly Prillerman Harrell

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“Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.”  ~C.S. Lewis

The FOCUSandFLOW Life Question:
Will you allow your hardships to be transformed?

SPH says:
“Hardships are part of  the ordinariness of being human, none of us get to escape them. While we must give ourselves space to experience and express our emotions, we cannot allow our hardships to spiral us into the paralyzing depths of despair.  It has been said before, but the ultimate life lesson is to rise each time we fall.  By rising we begin the process of preparation. By rising we make room for the extraordinary to occur through accepting hardship as an opportunity for creative transformation, unexpected doors, and wond
rous adventures.”  ~Shelly Prillerman Harrell