Quality of Life

1016When it comes to improving the quality of life, the biggest change we can make is within ourselves. How we see and perceive what happens to us, what we think, and what we do — all have a huge effect on how we interpret the world around us, and that affects the quality of our lives.

And guess what? All of that is within our control. We have the ability to choose what we see, choose how we perceive things, choose what we think, and choose what we do.

What we see and focus on gets stronger, as our focus directs energy toward that. And that is in our control. What do you choose to focus on? What do you search for? Do you look for and focus on negatives? Do you fear the worst-case scenario of what could possibly happen?

You can change that. You can choose to see and focus on positives. Look for the best in others. Imagine the best-case scenario happening. What if everything works out? What if the test results are great? What if you look for the beauty, the good, the joy, and the best outcome?

54cd021ce17de740338784aff52d9613Choose what you look for and focus on. Choose what you see. That will change your perception of everything around you.

Same with thoughts. You can choose what you think and what you tell yourself. What is your inner dialogue? Is it filled with negatives? Do you put yourself down? Do you tell yourself you can’t do something for whatever reasons? Your thoughts are powerful. They saturate your experience of life.

Change your thoughts. The first step is to catch yourself. As soon as you become aware of a negative thought, stop it immediately. Do you tend to say anything like these statements — I am too stupid to do this. Or, I will never get it right. Or, I’m just not good enough. If you do, you’re not alone. But you can change it — change it to the opposite. Repeat a positive thought in place of it. Repeat it multiple times. You can say, I am smart. I am learning. I am catching on. I can do this. I am getting better each day. I can succeed at this. I am talented. I am good at this. Repeat multiple times. Whatever it is — make it positive.

0253-dsc_0321[1]You listen to your thoughts. They have an effect on you, on your body, on your perceptions, and on your reality. Change them. Choose positive thoughts.

And the same with actions — you can choose what you do. Do you often react to a situation with anger and later regret your actions?

You can change your behavior. Again, the first step is to catch yourself. Become aware of your feelings and thoughts. Don’t allow angry or negative thoughts to take over. Remember that there are always different ways of seeing things.

Take a deep breath. Now you get to choose what you do. You could reach out with new understanding, show compassion, or you could walk away. But always know that you are in control and that you can choose how you respond. Talk things out and stand up for yourself when you need to — but make sure you choose your behavior.

Improving your life is in your hands. You are in control of your thoughts, perceptions, and behavior. Don’t give your power away.

IMG_3143Make the changes that help you become empowered, live life fully, and be happy. Allow your life to improve. You have more control over how you see life than you think you do.

You can always change how you see, perceive, and handle things, and that will improve your life. You simply choose it.

Choose to be the best you can be. Choose happiness. You are worth it!

 

Copyright © 2019 Lynn Miclea. All Rights Reserved.

 

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Peace for Humanity

Another short story based on the image shown
from a prompt from Writers Unite! – January 2019

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Peace for Humanity
A Short Story by Lynn Miclea

Liam stood at the peak, gazing out over the view before him. For once, he was speechless. A sea of billowy clouds spread out below him in all directions. There were no sounds. There were no words. There was just complete, powerful peace.

He knew that down on the surface of the planet wars were being fought. There was too much anger, hatred, and fighting down there. It had to end. It couldn’t go on like this.

He pushed those thoughts aside. Liam had come up here, as he often did, to get a much needed break from the war. For now, he allowed the serenity before him to settle in his body. He felt a deep peace wash through him, as he took in the scene that surrounded him.

Up here he touched the incredible expanse of infinite wonder. The beauty and overwhelming grandeur filled him, and he felt his muscles relax and the tension in his body soften.

But time was running out. His eyes burned with tears. Liam needed to lead his troops into battle one last time. It needed to be the last war, the final battle, if humanity were to survive.

He took a deep breath, and his eyes took in the exquisite awe-inspiring magnificence before him. The incredible beauty and serenity of this place was not lost on him. This was what he needed, and what mankind needed, to survive. It was what made it all worthwhile.

It was time to return to the world below. The planet and all of humanity were worth saving.

Please, God, he thought, let this be the last war. Please.

 

Copyright © 2019 Lynn Miclea. All Rights Reserved.

 

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Eyes of Love

 

A short story based on the image shown
from a prompt from Writers Unite! January 2019

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Eyes of Love
A Short Story by Lynn Miclea

Jared stood at the peak, mesmerized by the majestic scene before him. His body trembled as he took in the layer of clouds that expanded out. Standing on the top of the mountain, his stomach flipped. He hadn’t been sure he could do this, but here he was. It was hard to breathe, and he wasn’t sure if that was from the altitude or the extraordinary wonder before him. The incredible expanse of puffy clouds filled him with an unspeakable sense of awe. He felt close to God here, as though he could touch infinity.

He took a deep breath, and his chest ached. A headache started building, and his muscles felt weak. It was time to return to the camp near the base of the mountain. He hoped his muscles would stay strong and not let him down. If he fell or got injured here, he could easily die. His teeth chattered with the cold. He had to leave before it would be too late — he needed to get back before dark.

And he knew real courage would then be needed — even more than what was needed to reach this mountain top. Before he left, his eyes scanned the magnificent view, savoring the image, and recording every detail to memory. But the longing in his soul reminded him that connections of the heart were even more powerful than physical strength or mountain top views, and he could not get back to camp soon enough.

A deep urgency filled him, and Jared suddenly felt empty and alone. The most wondrous sights of the world could not compare to what he felt for the love of his life. He did not want to lose her. And he intended to spend the rest of his life helping Angela achieve all her dreams. He would be there for her no matter what.

Tears burned his eyes. Angela was blind, and he would describe to her in detail everything he saw and felt as he stood here on this peak. And he would let her know that what he saw in her was even more beautiful than what he saw and felt at the top of the mountain.

Tonight he would ask Angela to marry him.

He turned and started down the slope.

 

Copyright © 2019 Lynn Miclea. All Rights Reserved.

 

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New Thriller and Mystery Books

I am excited to announce that I have recently published two more fiction books. One is a suspense thriller and the other is a murder mystery.

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Guard Duty – SUSPENSE THRILLER!  Andrea and her partner Jason are guarding the cadaver lab when they hear strange noises coming from inside the lab. No one alive could be in that room. Who or what could possibly be making those noises? When they investigate, what they discover is terrifying, and now their lives are in danger. As Andrea and Jason begin to realize their true feelings for each other, they wonder if it’s too late and if they will ever see each other alive again. ***Only $0.99 for e-book!*** To order, please click here.

 

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The Diamond Murders – MURDER MYSTERY!  Detective Robert Braddock is searching for the serial killer who is tying up and murdering his victims. Just one baffling clue — a playing card in the suit of diamonds is left at each crime scene. The detective is determined to find the serial killer before the next victim is killed. ***Only $0.99 for e-book!*** To order, please click here.

 

 

And if you missed the previous announcement, I also recently published two paranormal suspense thrillers.

t. ghostly love FRONT JPEGGhostly Love – PARANORMAL THRILLER!  Stephanie’s home office has been icy cold for no apparent reason, and she is baffled and a little spooked. She tries to ignore the frigid air, but new bizarre and terrifying incidents start to occur that become impossible to ignore as an entity becomes determined to get her attention. An entity that will not take no for an answer. When a friend comes over to help, a man she is falling in love with, the entity will stop at nothing to destroy them both. ***Only $0.99 for e-book!*** To order, please click here.

 

 

 

.4 loving guidanceLoving Guidance – PARANORMAL ROMANCE!  Bree and Micah are eternal soul mates and have been lovers through many lives together. However, Bree is now on Earth while Micah is in the spirit world as her guide. They desperately yearn for each other, and Bree convinces Micah to come to Earth so they can be together. Micah goes against advice and protocol, and he agrees to appear in physical form to be with Bree. However, when he does, it changes everything and becomes more than either of them were prepared for. ***Only $0.99 for e-book!*** To order, please click here.

 

 

I am currently writing and publishing many more fiction books — thriller, suspense, mystery, paranormal, and romance. More are coming — please stay tuned.

Please look for my books on Amazon or visit my website for more details — www.lynnmiclea.com

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I hope that through my books, I can add more thrills, excitement, smiles, joy, and love to others.

Enjoy your life — read more and open new worlds! The more you read, the more you expand as you visit new places. Wishing each of you exciting and thrilling discoveries as you journey into other worlds through reading.

And don’t forget to express your own inner creativity, whether writing, singing, dancing, drawing, or anything else — be the best you that you can be — and don’t let anything or anyone stop you from being the amazing person that you truly are.

Copyright © 2018 Lynn Miclea. All Rights Reserved.

 

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New Paranormal Thrillers

I am excited to announce that I have recently published two fiction books that are paranormal thrillers.

.4 ghostly loveGhostly Love – PARANORMAL THRILLER!  Stephanie’s home office has been icy cold for no apparent reason, and she is baffled and a little spooked. She tries to ignore the frigid air, but new bizarre and terrifying incidents start to occur that become impossible to ignore as an entity becomes determined to get her attention. An entity that will not take no for an answer. When a friend comes over to help, a man she is falling in love with, the entity will stop at nothing to destroy them both. ***Only $0.99 for e-book!*** To order, please click here.

 

.4 loving guidanceLoving Guidance – PARANORMAL ROMANCE!  Bree and Micah are eternal soul mates and have been lovers through many lives together. However, Bree is now on Earth while Micah is in the spirit world as her guide. They desperately yearn for each other, and Bree convinces Micah to come to Earth so they can be together. Micah goes against advice and protocol, and he agrees to appear in physical form to be with Bree. However, when he does, it changes everything and becomes more than either of them were prepared for. ***Only $0.99 for e-book!*** To order, please click here.

 

I am writing and publishing many more fiction books — thriller, suspense, mystery, paranormal, and romance. These will be sure to thrill you and touch your heart. Please stay tuned and check for my books on Amazon for the latest.

.1 books.6My goal is to reach as many people as possible and bring them new worlds of wonder, joy, thrills, and excitement.

Please know that I have also published 16 other books – nonfiction (memoirs and guided imagery) and children’s books (fun animal stories about kindness, seeing the best in others, and believing in yourself).

I hope that through my books, I can add more thrills, excitement, smiles, joy, and love to others.

Please look for my books on Amazon or visit my website for more details — www.lynnmiclea.com

file21513010270072The more you read, the more your mind expands as you visit other worlds.

Wishing each of you exciting and thrilling discoveries as you journey into other worlds through reading.

Be the most and best you can be  follow your own passion, express your inner creativity, and don’t let anything stop you from being the amazing person that you truly are.

Copyright © 2018 Lynn Miclea. All Rights Reserved.

 

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New Books of Joy

I am excited to announce that I have recently published a series of four self-help books — the series is entitled “Unleash Your Inner Joy.”

This is a series of meditations, visualizations, and guided imagery designed to empower you to more easily facilitate growth, breakthroughs, advancement, and deep joy.

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Joy Volume 1 – Guided Imagery for Calmness and Peace. This volume contains 12 visualizations that include, but are not limited to, enhancing calmness and peace, increasing confidence, releasing negativity, memory improvement, test taking, public speaking, sleeping well, and loving who you are. To order, please click here.

 

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Joy Volume 2 – Guided Imagery for Abundance and Inner Growth. This volume contains 12 visualizations that include, but are not limited to, boosting creativity, increasing abundance and prosperity, making peace with the past, moving out of depression, forgiving, healing the inner child, reaching your goals, exercise motivation, and weight loss. To order, please click here.

 

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Joy Volume 3 – Guided Imagery for Healing. This volume contains 12 visualizations for enhancing healing of mind, body, and spirit, and include, but are not limited to, gentle healing, deep healing, clarity and balance, easing of side effects, pain reduction, and preparation for a medical procedure. These visualizations enhance and support healing on many levels – physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. To order, please click here.

 

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Joy Volume 4 – Guided Imagery for Spirituality and Beyond. This volume contains 12 visualizations for enhancing spirituality, wonder, and radiant joy, and include, but are not limited to, meeting spirit guides, discovering your life’s purpose, renewal with a shaman, being present, chakra clearing and enhancement, receiving a special message, meeting God, and transformation. To order, please click here.

 

My goal is to help as many people as possible access the deep inner joy that is within each of us.  Please click on the above links to order through Amazon.

Please know that I have also published 14 other books. Two are fiction (thriller and paranormal romance).

Two are memoirs — one is about our family’s experience with ALS, and one is about my journey through emergency open-heart surgery.

.1 books.6The other ten are sweet, uplifting children’s books of fun animal stories about kindness, seeing the best in others, breaking through fears, believing in yourself, helping others, celebrating our differences, discovering the magnificence within all of us, and becoming more than you ever thought possible.

 

I hope that through my books, I can reach out and empower others and add more smiles, joy, and love to the world.

Please look for my books on Amazon or visit my website for more details www.lynnmiclea.com

Thank you so much!  Happy reading, happy discoveries, and happy joy of life.

Wishing each of you much love and joy in your journey.

Copyright © 2018 Lynn Miclea. All Rights Reserved.

 

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From Pain to Love

_DSC0014[1]We all have had difficulties in life. It is part of the human condition. I don’t know anyone who has had an easy time throughout their life.  The journey can often be difficult.

Please know that I am no exception. There were times in my life when I didn’t know if I would survive, or even if I wanted to. The details are not important here – just know that I understand. And you are not alone.

There are three things to remember in making a transition from fear and pain to love.

1. No matter what you have been through, move forward anyway. Take baby steps, one step at a time, and move forward. Believe in yourself. You are not what happened to you. You are not your past. You are more than your pain and fear. Please do not hold yourself back or let past traumas or difficulties stop you. Don’t let anything keep you stuck. You are so much more than you think. Move toward your dreams and goals. Move toward healing, wholeness, and joy.

DSC_0484[1]2. Heal and love the parts of you that hurt, that feel unloved, that feel not good enough, that feel unworthy. Step back and allow yourself to witness it and see it. Learn whatever lessons that difficulty or pain needs to teach you. Even if it’s simply learning to trust and believe in yourself. And learning to love yourself. Accept what happened, forgive where needed, and love. Love yourself, love your journey, love the lessons, and let go. Forgive, let go, and heal. And love yourself no matter what.

3. Know that your true essence is love. You are a being of light and love, currently inhabiting a physical body. We all are. We are here to learn love and to heal the parts of ourselves that felt the need to build walls against pain, a defense against being open, a shelter from being hurt. All those walls not only keep you stuck, but hide you from the truth of the light of your being. You are love and light – and the more you heal and love yourself, the more that comes through and becomes apparent.

file3021341154406[1]And remember to forgive yourself for the moments when you fall back into pain – because you are human, and the entire process is a journey from pain to healing to love. But know that these journeys are not straight lines of healing – they twist and turn as you heal. Allow it to evolve and take you where it needs to go. And know that you are moving forward on the path toward love.

The path to love is also really one of not just tearing down walls, but opening to the love that you already are. It is not a distant destination – it is here. It is now. And it is you. It is opening to your own inner being, your own true nature and inner essence. It is a process of discovering that what you seek is within you and it is you.

And as you are enveloped with the love of your being, it helps to heal you as you let go of what no longer serves you. You then can open to your inner light. You are love. You always have been and always will be.

Wishing you the magnificent journey of discovering your true self and finding the most brilliant light and powerful love imaginable. And more. So much more.

7361c746f63e4c57f9aa0e505735b4f9You deserve immense joy. Treasure the entire path of healing and wholeness as you discover your inner being and open to love.

The journey from pain to love is the process of healing and finding yourself.

And it’s worth it. It is filled with joy. You are what you seek.

Because you are love.

Copyright © 2018 Lynn Miclea. All Rights Reserved.

 

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