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The Three Stages in Changing Your Life

By Craig Ballantyne | 03/1/2024

“I’m so glad you joined us today,” my friend Rita said as service ended at Bridgepoint Church in St. Petersburg, Florida. I was glad that I did, too. Pastor Tim’s words struck a chord with me, and with Rita. “I needed to hear those words again,” she said, “I’ve been…


Thriving Through Thankfulness: The Benefits of Gratitude

By Galel Fajardo | 11/23/2023

Gratitude. It can be a tough word for you to think about when times are tough, but the evidence is overwhelming… Gratitude is a game-changer.  You may think that gratitude journaling or simply being grateful is a little “woo woo” in a spiritual sense, but scientific evidence says it goes…

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9 Life Changing Principles to Simplify Your Life

By Brian Pennie | 11/30/2018

Want to learn how to make life simpler so you can spend more time doing the things you love and less time worrying? Then follow these 9 principles.

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Four Simple Questions GUARANTEED to Help You Discover Your Life’s Purpose

By Alex Zerbach | 11/21/2018

Want to discover your life’s purpose? Then click here to learn the 4 questions you MUST ask to find your purpose in 30 minutes or less.

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Craig’s Top Morning Motivation Messages of 2018

By Craig Ballantyne | 09/20/2018

If you could use a little morning motivation—that get to the heart of your striving for success and fulfillment—then dig into these Morning Messages.

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Strange and Stoic Advice on my Personal Loss

By Craig Ballantyne | 09/3/2018

We all suffer loss in our lives. But these are things that move us forward despite the urge to wallow in our hurt and grief.

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10 Best (Blissful) Books of 2017

By Craig Ballantyne | 12/18/2017

Looking for inspiration? Motivation? Wisdom? ETR Editor Craig Ballantyne rounds up his favorite reads of 2017—with the theme of “true bliss.”

The Hope of Choice

The Incredible Power of Choice

By Tamas Vincze | 11/23/2017

Tamas Vincze tells his story of overcoming cancer, and how it helped him recognize the incredible power he had to choose hope and optimism.

The ETR Book Club

9 Books That Will Inspire, Change, and Uplift You

By Early To Rise | 11/16/2017

From the social progress measured by Ta-Nahesi Coates to the cheeky political humor of Al Franken, this season’s ETR reads will inspire and uplift you.

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5+ Ways to DEFEAT Pessimism

By Early To Rise | 11/2/2017

Kicking negativity out the door is easier than you think. We’ve got 5+ tips that will help you do just that, AND get you on the positive side of life.

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9 Things Every Person Should Do After 9 P.M.

By Early To Rise | 08/1/2017

There are 9 essential yet simple tasks everyone should do after 9 p.m. to promote restful sleep, reflection, and preparation for the next day to come.

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One Thing Ultra-Successful People Have in Common

By Early To Rise | 06/29/2017

Ultra-successful people all avoid a scarcity mindset and replace it with a mindset of giving without expecting anything in return.