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Ready For Change in 2018?

As TODAY’s ChangeMakers (TCMs), we can look forward to a lot of joy in this new year.  As we follow our guiding purposes, we empower ourselves to create positive change.  For TCMs everywhere, I hope you will stay true to your guiding purposes as TODAY’s ChangeMaker which are to

  • Glean wisdom from the past rather than stay stuck in it.
  • Be happy and live a purpose-filled life as TODAY’s ChangeMaker.
  • Prepare courageously and confidently for the future—come what may.

This wonderful reminder from Jeffrey R. Holland is perfect for TODAY’s ChangeMakers.  It is a perfect fit for the first guiding purpose of gleaning wisdom from the past rather than staying stuck in it.

He says, “As a new year begins and we try to benefit from a proper view of what has gone before, I plead with you not to dwell on days now gone nor to yearn vainly for yesterdays, however good those yesterdays may have been. The past is to be learned from but not lived in. We look back to claim the embers from glowing experiences but not the ashes. And when we have learned what we need to learn and have brought with us the best that we have experienced, then we look ahead and remember that faith is always pointed toward the future. Faith always has to do with blessings and truths and events that will yet be efficacious in our lives.

So a more theological way to talk about Lot’s wife is to say that she did not have faith. She doubted the Lord’s ability to give her something better than she already had. Apparently, she thought that nothing that lay ahead could possibly be as good as what she was leaving behind.

To yearn to go back to a world that cannot be lived in now, to be perennially dissatisfied with present circumstances and have only dismal views of the future, and to miss the here and now and tomorrow because we are so trapped in the there and then and yesterday are some of the sins of Lot’s wife.”

Let us embrace our present moments as we elevate our daily life circumstances throughout the year.

To your happiness in this new Year,
Carolyn

If you’re looking for some guidance and support in 2018, check out my upcoming ReNEW YOU Classes and Joyful Breakthrough Membership Circles by CLICKING HERE.

About Family Tree Gal, Carolyn Calton Carolyn Calton

Serving people who have hidden heartaches and unresolved personal struggles, Carolyn Calton is the founder of FamilyTreeQuest.com, HealingYourFamily.com and is also the CEO of the Liahona Light Academy. As a personal renewal and generational change educator and coach, Carolyn teaches individuals and families how to turn from heartache to happiness in themselves, their families and family lines by understanding how to live true to who they really are as TODAY’s ChangeMakers. Those who join her ReNEW YOU Classes and Joyful Breakthrough Membership Circles learn how to turn stress, anxious-thinking, anger and dysfunction to hope, direction, happiness and peace. She is a teacher and facilitator of principles that can set the hearts of men and women free from the pain and chains of guilt, toxic shame and the effects of oppression. Her students are then empowered to walk forward with courage and confidence as they fill their highest priorities with stability and full purpose of heart.

Healing Heartache in Family Lines– Today Is A New Day!

Have you noticed that there is always a chance for a new beginning?  Our choices can lead us in any direction we choose.  Sometimes the consequences of our choices are not clear at the time decisions are made.  Many times we learn, through sad experience, that we may not be creating the life we truly desire.  We may also feel damaged by the lingering, negative impact of the choices of others.

Family Tree Quest refers to our quest for belonging, for meaning, for making the changes in our own lives that promote our own best good. No one decides that for us. It is up to us to discover it for ourselves.  With that in mind, we acknowledge that we intend to create positive change in THIS generation.

To do so, we follow the 3 Guiding principles of TODAY’s ChangeMakers:
We glean wisdom from the past (rather than stay stuck in victim stories),
Learn to
be happy and live a purpose-filled life as TODAY’s ChangeMaker, and
Prepare courageously and confidently for the future—come what may.

Also, with that in mind, we acknowledge that our choices in the present effect future generations of our own family tree—that group of ancestors and descendents to whom we are related. It’s a good time to ponder and take action on what we are deciding to do to stabilize and add joy to the meaningful relationships we have in our lives, and set goals around those important priorities.

If you identify with this message of positive change, I invite you to join us—we are TODAY’s ChangeMakers.  JOIN the Quest by leaving your name and email at Family Tree Quest.com, and let’s stay connected.

Let’s stop dysfunction in its tracks!  I’m confident that you can do whatever it takes to succeed because, after all, this IS a NEW DAY !

To your happiness,
Carolyn

If you’re looking for some guidance and support in 2017, check out my upcoming ReNEW YOU Classes and Joyful Breakthrough Membership Circles by CLICKING HERE.

About Family Tree Gal, Carolyn Calton Carolyn Calton

Serving people who have hidden heartaches and unresolved personal struggles, Carolyn Calton is the founder of FamilyTreeQuest.com, HealingYourFamily.com and is also the CEO of the Liahona Light Academy. As a personal renewal and generational change educator and coach, Carolyn teaches individuals and families how to turn from heartache to happiness in themselves, their families and family lines by understanding how to live true to who they really are as TODAY’s ChangeMakers. Those who join her ReNEW YOU Classes and Joyful Breakthrough Membership Circles learn how to turn stress, anxious-thinking, anger and dysfunction to hope, direction, happiness and peace. She is a teacher and facilitator of principles that can set the hearts of men and women free from the pain and chains of guilt, toxic shame and the effects of oppression. Her students are then empowered to walk forward with courage and confidence as they fill their highest priorities with stability and full purpose of heart.

New ReNEW YOU INspirations Topic: FRIENDSHIP

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Week 1

Hello!

Today is
MINDFUL MONDAY

I’m glad you’ve chosen to take daily steps toward
becoming a happier, healthier, more positive YOU!

Through your choices today, you are shaping generations.

We are here on earth to remember and live true
to who we really are as TODAY’s ChangeMakers by clearing ourselves of
unproductive or destructive thought patterns, habit patterns and family patterns.
This benefits both ourselves and others
.

Your INfluence matters!
You may be just the person who will create positive change that your family line has waited for.

This week, we are working toward strengthening
the principle and power of

FRIENDSHIP.

A Principle, Jrfc. USE THIS..
Your choices today affect both those around you and generations to come!
Centering on what you CAN do to create happiness and inner peace,
you begin to eliminate doubt and fear.

In an effort to create positive change in a world full of turmoil,
we’re joining together to focus on one principle a month
using the JOURNALriffic Method of journaling, called the 4 Steps of Discovery,
as part of creating personal growth and positive INfluence.
We are using our personal power to embrace these attributes
to help stabilize and heal our hearts and homes.

To receive support in this area and more,
Join our ReNEW YOU Joyful Breakthrough Membership Circles.
End the isolation of feeling alone with your challenges.
Click here to see details and get early bird notifications.

Here are some basics for you
to begin pondering the principle of
FRIENDSHIP.

noun
1. the state of being a friend; association as friends:
to value a person’s friendship.

  1. afriendlyrelationorintimacy.

3.  friendlyfeelingordisposition.

Words with the same or similar meanings (synonyms):

harmony, accord, understanding, rapport, esteem

Words with opposite meanings (anyonyms):

hatred, animosity, disassociation, disrespect, hostility, division

Here is an INspiring quotes about FRIENDSHIP:

begins when

If you know of another principle that would be more helpful to you right now,
feel free to choose that as your principle this month instead.
A list of helpful principles can be found in the back of JOURNALriffic.
A modified version of the 4 Steps of Discovery can be found
on the Daily JOURNALriffic Prompts tab on this website.
You can find steps for each weekday there.

Ponder these thoughts as you INtegrate them into your daily living
We are here to help and not hurt ourselves and others,
which is the goal of Family Tree Quest and
TODAY’s ChangeMakers.
Write your observations and ideas in your journal.

YOU ignite and unite the power of generations!
Think about it. YOU the catalyst for change that your family line has been waiting for.

Ready. Set. GROW!

Happy Journaling.

To join a ReNEW YOU Joyful Breakthrough Membership Circle, CLICK HERE.

Resources:
Purchase JOURNALriffic.
Additional Family History resources, including Personal Historian Software.
Unique Gift Ideas and Products

*****

Dictionary source:
“friendship”. Dictionary.com Unabridged. Random House, Inc. 02 May. 2016. <Dictionary.com http://www.dictionary.com/browse/friendship>.

Source of synonyms and antonyms:
“friendship”. Roget’s 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition. Philip Lief Group 2009. 02 May. 2016. <Thesaurus.com http://www.thesaurus.com/browse/friendship>.

Disclaimer: Information contained here is provided as an informational, educational resource only and is not a substitute for medical or professional care.

Disclosure of Material Connection : I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and
Testimonials in Advertising.”I am Carolyn Calton, the founder of Family Tree Quest and the author of JOURNALriffic. Some links in this post are affiliate links.  If you make a purchase, I will receive a small commission and you will not be charged any extra. Thank you for visiting my blog.

Copyright

 

 

About Family Tree Gal, Carolyn Calton Carolyn Calton

Serving people who have hidden heartaches and unresolved personal struggles, Carolyn Calton is the founder of FamilyTreeQuest.com, HealingYourFamily.com and is also the CEO of the Liahona Light Academy. As a personal renewal and generational change educator and coach, Carolyn teaches individuals and families how to turn from heartache to happiness in themselves, their families and family lines by understanding how to live true to who they really are as TODAY’s ChangeMakers. Those who join her ReNEW YOU Classes and Joyful Breakthrough Membership Circles learn how to turn stress, anxious-thinking, anger and dysfunction to hope, direction, happiness and peace. She is a teacher and facilitator of principles that can set the hearts of men and women free from the pain and chains of guilt, toxic shame and the effects of oppression. Her students are then empowered to walk forward with courage and confidence as they fill their highest priorities with stability and full purpose of heart.

New ReNEW YOU INspirations Topic: REVERENCE

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Hello!

Today is
MINDFUL MONDAY

I’m glad you’ve chosen to take daily steps toward
becoming a happier, healthier, more positive YOU!

Through your choices today, you are shaping generations.

We are here on earth to remember and live true
to who we really are as TODAY’s ChangeMakers by clearing ourselves of

unproductive or destructive thought patterns, habit patterns and family patterns.
This benefits both ourselves and others
.

Your INfluence matters!
You may be just the person who will create positive change that your family line has waited for.

This week, we are working toward strengthening
the principle and power of

REVERENCE

A Principle, Jrfc. USE THIS..Your choices today affect both those around you and generations to come!

Centering on what you CAN do to create happiness and inner peace,
you begin to eliminate doubt and fear.

In an effort to create positive change in a world full of turmoil,
we’re joining together to focus on one principle a month
using the JOURNALriffic Method of journaling, called the 4 Steps of Discovery,
as part of creating personal growth and positive INfluence.
We are using our personal power to embrace these attributes
to help stabilize and heal our hearts and homes.

To receive support in this area and more,
Join our ReNEW YOU Joyful Breakthrough Membership Circles.
End the isolation of feeling alone with your challenges.
Click here to see details and get early bird notifications.

Here are some basics for you
to begin pondering the principle of

REVERENCE

noun

1. a feeling or attitude of deep respect tinged with awe; veneration.

2.the outward manifestation of this feeling:, to pay reverence.

3.a gesture indicative of deep respect; an obeisance, bow, or curtsy.

4.the state of being revered, or treated with respect tinged with awe.

 

1.a feeling or attitude of profound respect, usually reserved
for the sacred or divine; devoted veneration

2.an outward manifestation of this feeling, esp a bow or act of obeisance

3.the state of being revered or commanding profound respect

 

verb (used with object)

reverenced, reverencing.

 to regard or treat with reverence; venerate:

One should reverence God and His laws.

 

Words with the same or similar meanings (synonyms):

admiration, adoration, awe, deference, devotion, esteem,
loyalty, respect, veneration.

Words with opposite meanings (anyonyms):

dishonor, disregard, disrespect, hate, condemnation, criticism,
dislike, hate, disdain, scorn

Here are some INspiring quotes about REVERENCE

Love and reverence

prayer

reverence photobucket

If you know of another principle that would be more helpful to you right now,
feel free to choose that as your principle this month instead.
A list of helpful principles can be found in the back of JOURNALriffic.
A modified version of the 4 Steps of Discovery can be found
on the Daily JOURNALriffic Prompts tab on this website.
You can find steps for each weekday there.

Ponder these thoughts as you INtegrate them into your daily living
We are here to help and not hurt ourselves and others,
which is the goal of Family Tree Quest and
TODAY’s ChangeMakers.
Write your observations and ideas in your journal.

YOU ignite and unite the power of generations!
Think about it. YOU the catalyst for change that your family line has been waiting for.

Ready. Set. GROW!

Happy Journaling.

To join a ReNEW YOU Joyful Breakthrough Membership Circle, CLICK HERE.

Resources:
Purchase JOURNALriffic.
Additional Family History resources, including Personal Historian Software.
Unique Gift Ideas and Products

*****
Dictionary source:
“reverence”. Online Etymology Dictionary. Douglas Harper, Historian. 04 Apr. 2016. <Dictionary.com http://www.dictionary.com/browse/reverence>.

Source of synonyms and antonyms:
“reverence”. Roget’s 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition. Philip Lief Group 2009. 04 Apr. 2016. <Thesaurus.com http://www.thesaurus.com/browse/reverence>.

Disclaimer: Please remember that information contained here is provided as an informational, educational resource only and is not a substitute for medical or professional care

.Disclosure of Material Connection : I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”I am Carolyn Calton, the founder of Family Tree Quest and the CEO of the Liahona Light Institute, of which the Liahona Light Academy is its online arm. I am the author of JOURNALriffic. Lori Wiser is an affiliate of Amazon, and if you click Additional Family History Resources or Unique Gift Ideas and Products, you will access some of my affiliates. If you make a purchase, I will receive a small commission. You will not be charged any extra for your purchase through these links. I thank you for using these links.

Copyright

 

About Family Tree Gal, Carolyn Calton Carolyn Calton

Serving people who have hidden heartaches and unresolved personal struggles, Carolyn Calton is the founder of FamilyTreeQuest.com, HealingYourFamily.com and is also the CEO of the Liahona Light Academy. As a personal renewal and generational change educator and coach, Carolyn teaches individuals and families how to turn from heartache to happiness in themselves, their families and family lines by understanding how to live true to who they really are as TODAY’s ChangeMakers. Those who join her ReNEW YOU Classes and Joyful Breakthrough Membership Circles learn how to turn stress, anxious-thinking, anger and dysfunction to hope, direction, happiness and peace. She is a teacher and facilitator of principles that can set the hearts of men and women free from the pain and chains of guilt, toxic shame and the effects of oppression. Her students are then empowered to walk forward with courage and confidence as they fill their highest priorities with stability and full purpose of heart.

ReNEW YOU Think About It Thursday: COMPASSION

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YOU are the spark that ignites generations of power!

Great blessings can come out of any difficulty when wisdom is used for personal growth.

Wisdom is the third step in JOURNALriffic’s 4 Steps of Discovery.

A principle is a natural law.

There are laws that govern the physical world, like gravity,
and laws that govern happiness in human interactions, like love, respect, and honesty.

This month, we have been exploring the principle of COMPASSION.
in order to strengthen ourselves and thereby be a positive INfluence in our
family and family line.

To refer to Monday’s post, click here.

INspired Thought: “One part of living mindfully in the present in order to be happy and live a purpose-filled life as TODAY’s ChangeMaker includes identifying the possibility for growth in every situation. Each of us is equipped to be able to find answers within ourselves when we seek them. Often they come through having multiple experiences. This Think About It Thursday message and exercise serves as a reminder to write down what you learn in your journal or personal history records, so that the experiences you’ve paid a price to learn are not lost to your posterity [and others who will feel the ripple effect of your INfluence].” –Carolyn Calton, JOURNALriffic

E- 4 Winter. Think About It Thursday

Thursday JOURNALriffic Guided-journaling Prompt

Remember that life is happening for you, not to you. It’s the lessons we learn from adversity that help us grow and remember who we really are. With that perspective, ponder upon the principle you’ve chosen, and seek wisdom.

  • Think of an experience in your life in which this month’s principle or its absence played a role. Ask yourself, “Did I identify the opportunity for growth in this experience and use my conscience-guided wisdom to grow personally?”
  • As part of your personal history, write down the wisdom you gleaned and the insight you gain as additional understanding comes forth. Use your own words just the way they come to your mind.
  • Reflect upon the principle, notice your sincere desires to progress, and then set your intention to receive other ideas, insight and strength that will help you to continue to grow. Remain open-hearted and open-minded to receiving further enlightenment as it comes.

By INtegrating this month’s principle in your daily living,
you align your heart’s desire with your true/authentic nature and
turn your pain into purpose.
You can experience

  • Less stress
  • More confidence
  • Healthier relationships
  • Positive self-development
  • Clarity of your life’s purpose
  • Greater peace of mind

If you haven’t already, click here
to learn more about how you can join our FREE telecalls
and receive recorded messages each month

Resources:
Purchase JOURNALriffic.
Additional Family History resources, including Personal Historian Software.
Unique Gift Ideas and Products

*****
Disclaimer: Please remember that information contained here is provided as an informational resource only and is not a substitute for medical or professional care.

Disclosure of Material Connection : I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”I am Carolyn Calton, the founder of Family Tree Quest and the CEO of the Liahona Light Institute, of which the Liahona Light Academy is its online arm. I am the author of JOURNALriffic. Lori Wiser is an affiliate of Amazon, and if you click Additional Family History Resources or Unique Gift Ideas and Products, you will access some of my affiliates. If you make a purchase, I will receive a small commission. You will not be charged any extra for your purchase through these links. I thank you for using these links.

About Family Tree Gal, Carolyn Calton Carolyn Calton

Serving people who have hidden heartaches and unresolved personal struggles, Carolyn Calton is the founder of FamilyTreeQuest.com, HealingYourFamily.com and is also the CEO of the Liahona Light Academy. As a personal renewal and generational change educator and coach, Carolyn teaches individuals and families how to turn from heartache to happiness in themselves, their families and family lines by understanding how to live true to who they really are as TODAY’s ChangeMakers. Those who join her ReNEW YOU Classes and Joyful Breakthrough Membership Circles learn how to turn stress, anxious-thinking, anger and dysfunction to hope, direction, happiness and peace. She is a teacher and facilitator of principles that can set the hearts of men and women free from the pain and chains of guilt, toxic shame and the effects of oppression. Her students are then empowered to walk forward with courage and confidence as they fill their highest priorities with stability and full purpose of heart.