When You Just Ain’t Feeling That Gratitude Shiz

  I want to share with you about this whole gratitude thing. But wait, wait, wait, …I know you’ve probably heard about it already. However, I’m one of those people who wants to try to feel more gratitude every day. But there are days when I don’t (to be real). I was listening to Napoleon Hill, and he said, “When you want things to come to you faster, you have to be in the energy of gratitude.” So I get that. I hear you. I hear you. I believe you, Napoleon Hill. But I can never really feel this amazing
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Who Were You Born To Be?

  I’ve always asked people…if Spirit, God, the Universe came to you one night and asked you “What do you want out of life? Who do you want to be if you could have the life you want without fail? Whatever it is you say you would wish to be, then I promise, it shall be and, with lots of success and no failure.” I’ve asked this question to most and guess what they’ve told me? “I don’t know.” I can’t believe we don’t know what we want out of life. I mean, if the universe was really giving us
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Do You Have the “Bag Lady Syndrome”?

Hey Luvs, I want to drop a truth bomb on ya… You create your life. Yep, the good, the bad, the beautiful and the damn right ugly. Life happens because of us, for us and not to us. Everything that you experience in life is a direct result from your thinking and emotional, mental state of being. I used to be that girl that victimized herself. I felt so wronged and felt I deserved to hold on to this feeling, this story. It was from the drama of a past relationship and I swear I held on so tight, to
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WHY DOING “YOU” MAKES YOU SO ATTRACTIVE

Hey guys, this is Mabel Rodriguez, and you’re watching MabelontheReel, Hello. Okay, so, excuse me. I just had a shake. An amazing shake. Okay…so the other day,  I was at Sephora  watching someone get their make-up done. A beautiful woman who never had fake eyelashes before. Anyway…the interesting part was when the make-up artist asked her “Do you want fake lashes?” Before she answered, she looked over at her significant other for permission.  I thought ‘interesting.’ Her significant other shook his head ‘no.’ So her reply was also “No.” I was thinking  I’ve got to say something here.  “You know
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The #1 Truth To Living A Fulfilled Life

There is a profound truth that changes many peoples’ lives once it’s discovered. The truth is… We were all born on purpose and with purpose. Each and every one of us was given a gift at birth containing our one-of-a-kind package uniquely designed for us. This package contained all our gifts, passion, talents and strengths and, once discovered, would help us achieve our greatness. You might have heard of this before, but I feel as though I have to say it over and over again.  I still see many people living unfilled lives. It shows in the way they talk, walk and it is in their eyes. Their
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Why Failure Has To Happen and Three Strategies To Overcome Your Fear Of It

  I’ve read many spiritual books in the past encouraging people to go after what their heart and soul desired and, that the universe will support them if they did. They made it seem as though the path would be effortless. Well, yes and no; let me explain. I do believe we all have a purpose and should get out there and live it. However, what they don’t talk about in these books is that the road will have potholes, cracks and missing guide lines: It’s going to be hard at times, really hard. But that shouldn’t be the reason
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Life is one grand experiment

What I have finally come to terms with is that life is just an experiment, a playground for us to learn to be our best selves and to really explore what it is we really want in life. I’m sure you’ve experienced many times before when a creative idea, possible exciting endeavor, or something you’ve always longed to do enters your mind. This idea pesters you like an annoying fly yet, you have chosen to ignore it time and time again. We can continue ignoring these dreams and ideas as long as we want, but we will never be at
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Where does “I’m not good enough” come from and how to stop believing it

In the past, I struggled with major feelings of unworthiness, of not being good enough. During this rough time of my life, I had no idea where the notion of “not good enough” came from. The good news is, I learned a big part of where it did come from once I took a self-development workshop. The instructor was very passionate about getting us to see our potential by healing our thinking. At one point during her lecture, I raised my hand to challenge her about my feelings of “not being good enough.” I told her it’s hard to do
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How our painful stories hold us back in life

One night I took my mother out to dinner and focused closely on the story she chose to share. It was the same old story regarding her past trauma. The story of how her grandmother was cruel to her; how her mother left her at the age of five; how her stepfather was mean to her and, the real kicker: my father. She loves to tell everyone how he didn’t support her by helping to pay for my medication when I was sick as a child (they had been divorced). I’ve heard this story over and over again: It’s old
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Four Strategies to Build a More Confident You

I have a question for ya: Have you ever really wanted to do something, but told yourself, “I just need more confidence and then I’ll do it”? Well, you’re not alone. You, me and everyone else on this planet feel the exact same way. Especially when it involves the things we truly want in life. I want you to know, for the longest time, I waited and waited for more confidence to come so I could take action. But guess what I discovered? The only way we are going to change our lives is when we start taking action toward
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