Monday, June 27, 2016

Gratitude is the Key to Attracting your Dream Life

Today, I thought it would be fun to switch things up a bit and offer the readers of this blog a guest post. In fact, it turned out so wonderful, that I would like to do this many times more in the future. So, if you have a post you would like featured here that is related to the Law of Attraction and manifesting miracles in your life, please send an email to Grant at with the subject "Guest post" and we'll feature you here! But, back to today's guest post. This post comes from the amazing Tammy Furey whom I met in the group Screw the Nine to Five Facebook group. Without further adieu, here's Tammy's post:

If you visit London and dare to ride on the underground trains, the one thing you will hear constantly is “mind the gap”. People do their best and take wide strides to bridge the gap between the platform and the station.

This is the essence of Law of Attraction. We are trying to bridge the gap between where we are and where we want to be. We try to mind the gap between these two states and jump onto the train of manifestation. At least that is the idea. What usually happens is that people end up with one foot on the platform and the other foot on the train whilst staring, in desperation, at the gap! All they can think about is the gap between where they are and where they want to be (and their legs are being painfully slammed by the train doors).

This is what a lack based mindset looks like and it means that your train is never going to have the chance to leave the station! You are blocking yourself from the life you dream of.

Luckily there is a solution: it’s name is Gratitude.

Gratitude is the fastest way to shift this self-created block in your life. You may have bumped into gratitude practices before and questioned the relevance on your life. You may think that your current life circumstances are so nasty that you just want to get on with manifesting a better life: “Anything but this!”. Yet this is where the gap widens to the size of a canyon.

My question is this: how can gratitude not be the most important focus in your life? If you don’t embrace life, how the heck is life going to even want to play with you and give you more gifts? “Well I gave them all this cool stuff and all they do is whinge and moan. Why should I do that again?”.

Gratitude removes the thought of lack even existing in your life: it removes the gap. It helps you see what you actually have in your life rather than being trapped in the strangle hold of lack based, depressive thinking. You start to see how you have innocently, through thinking, constructed a life that appears to be so unhappy. Notice I say “appears”? It is your thinking which paints the world with the brushes labelled “good” or “bad”, not the objects and people themselves.

“Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance”. ~Eckhart Tolle

When you love what you have, you do not desperately look to change your life’s circumstances to get your happy going on. Rather, you enjoy playing with life and moving into new experiences. There is no lack. There is no gap except that which is constructed through your thinking. You get out of your own way and life starts to flow again.

“Appreciation is the secret to life. Become a person who appreciates, and you will thrive; you will fulfil your reason for being”. Abraham-Hicks

How do you do this and get more gratitude flowing in your life? I invite you, each day to take note, preferably on paper, of three things that you are grateful for. The first week may seem easy but as the practice continues you will start to look deeper into your life and get more specific about exactly what is pleasing: in all its forms. You will dive deeper into life, into this amazing universe that we hang out in. Your eyes will become open to the continuous conversation that you are part of, and finally notice all the gifts that you are continuously been given. Then you will naturally allow the gratitude that you are to flow. Life will respond in kind.

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough”. ~Oprah Winfrey

To learn more about gratitude, visit

Tammy Furey is a coach, blogger, writer, speaker who is in love with life in all its colours, seasons and tastes. She loves to guide parents to grow as their children grow (whilst freeing themselves from stress, anxiety and depression that so often haunts the lives of parents).

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Six Simple Money Mindshifts


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Money mindsets. If you keep living in a scarcity mindset, money will always feel scarce. Check out this awesome video Marie Forleo did with 6 simple money mindshifts that will leave you feeling more abundant!


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Monday, March 16, 2015

Loving this Quote from Tab Hunter

I love when celebrities choose NOT to condone negativity. When they opt for seeing the good. Check out this quote that will totally reaffirm seeing the glass as half FULL:

"And people should not sit in judgment in any way, shape or form of another human being. Unfortunately, in our society today, so often people don’t want to hear the positive, they only want to hear the negative. I just push that aside. I don’t want to hear that. [People are] too quick to condemn."

Read the whole story HERE

Monday, February 23, 2015

What is Your Idea of Paradise?

What is your idea of paradise? Is it something like the photo above? Is it a mountain in the middle of nowhere with snow covered caps? Perhaps it's a self sustained garden with a cabin for just you and your family. For me, my paradise is anywhere I truly feel free.

A little known fact about me is that I'm not really a fan of beaches. This sucks because I live in Florida and beaches are one of the top things to visit for locals and tourists alike. When family and friends visit, where do they want to go? You guessed it-  to the beach.

Now, let me backtrack slightly... I love looking at beaches and even walking on them, but the reason I don't care for beaches is because I don't want to lounge on them in a bathing suit. Why? Well, inevitably I get sand in every crevice and I can't stand that. It feels dirty and gritty and I want to rush to the nearest shower. This bother could change for me in the future and I really hope it does.

The thing is when I'm sitting and thinking about my paradise, images of the beach generally are the first things to pop into my mind. It was only recently that I realized that what I'm actually picturing when I picture a beach in my mind is a place of freedom and a lack of responsibility. And, it doesn't hurt that these images like the one above are really quite beautiful. Nonetheless, I think that my paradise could be here, on that mountain, in a self sustained garden or really anywhere that I feel free.

I want to be free of the chains that bind me and I'm almost there. I'm free of the standard 9 to 5 as I run my own business. I'm free of a boss because I'm the boss. I'm free of hunger because my fridge and pantry or full. I'm free of loneliness because I married the perfect man for me and when I get lonely I hang out with my husband or I'll call/ email a friend.

The main chain that is still around me is my debts, but I will  pay those off and then I'll be free to really start saving the kind of money I want to save for retirement. However, the funny thing about my idea of retirement is I don't ever actually plan to quit working. My idea of retirement is having enough money in the bank that if I want to take a week or even a month off work I can without worrying about missing a deadline or lacking enough money for food, room and board. Talk about paradise!

I challenge you to get clear on what your paradise is. Only once you figure out what you really want can you ever start planning a way to make it happen. With that said, I'd love to know- what is your idea of paradise?

All my love,
The Famous Ashley Grant

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Photo info- Constance Halaveli Resort & Spa in the Maldives (photo by Flickr User Mac Qin)

Monday, December 1, 2014

Let Go of These Things Before 2015

So, today marks one month until the beginning of 2015. I found this nifty list of 20 Things To Let Go Of Before The New Year. I think it's worth a read. Here are my favorite suggestions:

- Let go of feeling guilty for doing what you truly want to do.

- Let go of regrets; at one point in your life, that “whatever” was exactly what you wanted.

- Let go of thinking your dreams are not important; always follow your heart.

- Let go of your money woes — make a plan to pay off debt and focus on your abundance.

- Let go of trying to fit in and be accepted by everyone. Your uniqueness is what makes you outstanding.

- Let go of self-hate. You are not the shape of your body or the number on the scale. Who you are matters, and the world needs you as you are. Celebrate you! 

Read the entire list here.

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Pay it Forward- Helping Others Helps You

I found this video on facebook and just like most videos similar to this one it moved me to tears. It's amazing how a simple act of kindness seems to help the giver as much as it helps the recipient. Enjoy this video and share it with your friends as a simple reminder that paying it forward and helping others will help you too.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Help Others In Any Way You Can

A pal on facebook just posted this video and I can honestly say, it moved me to tears. Watch it and be grateful and be sure to help others in any way you can! Watch it HERE.