Saturday, October 29, 2011

If You Think You Can -Napoleon Hill

If you think you are beaten you are,
If you think you dare not, you don't.
If you like to win, but you think you can't,
It is almost certain you won't.

If you think you'll lose, you're lost
for out of the world we find,
Success begins with your will---
It's all in the state of mind.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Livin the Dream.. MANIFEST THAT!

I swear I feel most inspired to write when I travel. 

Maybe it’s because I grew up dirt poor and traveling meant something entirely different. As a kid we’d pile into whatever beat-up old station wagon we had at the time.  My dad had spent all week; day and night under its hood covered in grease, in hopes we would not spend the majority of our trip on the side the road. That was the extent of our traveling, long ill planned road trips. We’d usually leave late at night, make-shift beds in the back (who needs a seat belt?), peanut butter and honey sandwiches packed in the cooler and off we’d go into the night. I’d always be on keep Dad awake and out of the ditch duty. I was the responsible kid, the one afraid something would go array... I’d see Dad veering over the lane, and quietly at first, so as not to wake the rest of the sleeping car, say “Dad? Daaad? DAD!? You ok? You awake? Cuz your kinda in the other lane!”  He’d make this quick sighing/snorting/startled sound and reply “yep! Yep! I’m good. I’m awake”. I’d repeat the process every 15-20 minutes, while everyone else snored away. 

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Guest Author Story: Stephany Williams

Stephany's story amazes me! When she first posted on my FB Blog Page wall that she needed help, I was truly worried that she would harm herself. I remember reading her post late at night and thinking, "wow I don't know what the right thing is to say..." I knew she was fragile and needed hope, so I told her in a nutshell that she had the right and the permission to dream. That anything could be possible for her, if she could only imagine what she wanted. Over the following weeks I have watched her grow and evolve and become this amazing determined women, and I feel so blessed and honored that she chose to reach out that night, my life is better now that she's in it :) 

This is her story, but it's just the beginning, she is one we will watch do amazing things in the future. I'm confident there will be lots of Stephany updates in the coming years.

"A few months ago I had nothing. Had no job, no car. I was living with my grandparents in a small two bedroom house with my 14 month old daughter (whose now 16 months) on a fixed income. I was completely depressed to the point things were so bad I went to self harm, I had no hope of anything getting better and no faith I was ever going to get out. I felt lost.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Impossible is NOTHING!

Motivation baby #Abs!
OK so as you may know I've just started working out with my trainer and friend Jerymaine Beasley aka the ANTIDOTE! I've basically struggled my whole life with my weight and my mental issues surrounding it, even though by "normal" standards I'm an average built women (with curves! lol). But I've always wondered what it would be like to break through, challenge myself and actually get the results that I KNOW are possible.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Guest Author: David Arenson "On the Edge and Back"

I'm excited to kick off my new Guest Author Stories with this submission from David. I chose it not because it's a "current success story" but because he is in a state of awareness and openness to learn the lessons and receive the good after going through his Earthquake Moment. I relate to it in a big way! Being able to adapt our strategy is key, learn from our past and rewrite our future. We are never alone, even though it most often feels that way, someone somewhere is always going through shit too! It's how you react that counts.

"I write this from a Bangkok hotel. I am alone. I am a foreigner in a strange land, a stranger in a foreign land.

Right now, it feels like my whole life has collapsed around me. I'm told when doors close, new ones open. So I wait, sometimes impatiently! How did I get here and where am I going to?

Calling All Writers!!! Submit Your Articles/Stories for Publication

I would like to expand my blog a little and offer an open invitation to submit an article for possible publication here on Thoughts.Stories.Life. I have never done anything like this before, but I think it would be great to share other success stories.

Friday, October 21, 2011

You Gotta Think Differently.

I was at a seminar tonight where a motivational speaker said two things that rocked me. They are not new concepts, they are not things that I don't currently know and believe, nevertheless they were Ahha! moments for me. 

1. People think "Broke".
I have been reading Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill who talked about the very same concept, and of course the Law of Attraction teaches us that what we think it what we become, so again this wasn't revolutionary.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Radio Talk Show Interview with Coach Bobbi

Here is the Audio Archive of the radio interview I did with. Coach Bobbi Author of the book 12 Steps To Self Empowerment We talk about my story and how I was able to rise above adversity to become the person I wanted to be regardless of extreme adversity. We also talk about the Law of Attraction, my views on it and inspiration for anyone to achieve anything they want in life.

I hope it's inspiring and motivates you to get the life you want :)

Click here to listen

~Written by: Sarah Centrella for Thoughts.Stories.Life
*This is an interactive blog please leave your comments and thoughts, I will respond :)

Monday, October 17, 2011

Surviving Betrayal.

Reader Letter: Husband has left her, and do to the circumstances she rightly feels incredibly deceived and betrayed. 

My Thoughts:
Betrayal is so deadly to our soul and our physic. It has so much power over us to the point where we question everything about ourselves. We blame our-self's in a large degree for allowing someone to betray us. Though that is as ridiculous as it sounds, there is no other way sometimes to internalize it.

I know what betrayal feels like. Though our situations were different I know how it feels to wake up and realize you have been sleeping next to a lair. You have been living a lie. It's the most devastating feeling I've ever known.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Be Thankful.

Sometimes the drama of my life just cracks me up. I mean I've learned by now that having a good sense of humor when faced with obstacle after obstacle is the only way to not totally lose my mind. You just get to the place where you cant even let it get to you anymore. I mean what would be the point?

You climb the latter and get knocked down enough, you just start climbing the latter like one of the 3 Stooges. Like really? Gonna knock me off? Yeah, that's all you got? Come on that didn't even leave a mark, try harder next time sucka! 

Monday, October 10, 2011

New York, New York.

New York, New York...
God I love New York. I mean I always have, from the first time I came here with my little sister when I was 23 and she was 18. We stayed in a hostile off of Broadway and watched the Macy’s Day Parade on mute in our dirty cramped room, listening to it live outside our window. Too lazy to brave the rain. 

Monday, October 3, 2011


I was sitting in the Doctor’s office today, trying to use every technique I know on The Law of Attraction and positive thinking. But I was scared, still am. Dealing with your health and issues that threaten it are no joke. It has the capacity to hit you sideways and make you question your faith. My natural tendency prior to learning the power of my thoughts and how to control them would be to FREAK THE HELL OUT right now. That's what I want to do. It's a mental tennis match not to.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Live Radio Interview Recording

I had a radio interview yesterday with Jon Hansen talking about my story. It wound up being a very candid, open, honest discussion about the end of my marriage and what it was like to start over. I talk a lot about the transition to becoming a single mom and what the impact has been on my children. I also talk about what the blog has meant to me in my healing process.