Family Tree Gal

Family Tree Gal
Carolyn Calton welcomes YOU!


In every home, frame a family tree to help strengthen your posterity.

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I am committed to acknowledging connections throughout the generations--past, present, and future--and igniting a sense of extraordinary family purpose in individuals in THIS generation. Let me help you discover your "roots" as well as strengthen the "branches" of your family tree. If you have had painful experiences in your family line, then this is the blog for you! In fact, all of us will see that as we strengthen ourselves, we strenthen our entire FAMILY TREE through the power of our positive influence.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Ten Minute Treasures, INspirations Reminder: Example

We’ve had some time since our Ten Minute Treasure INspirations topic was introduced this month.

Have you been noticing and INtegrating this month’s attribute of

It has been our Ten Minute Treasure INspirational topic of the month.

Don’t forget to refer to
JOURNALriffic-Turn Your Pain Into Purpose with the 4 Steps of Discovery
when you need some guided-journaling help to process your emotions and gain perspective quickly.

A modified version of the 4 Steps of Discovery can be found
on the
Daily JOURNALriffic Prompts tab on this website.

To see this week's original Mindful Monday post, click here.

Ready. Set. GROW! 

   Happy Journaling.

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Thursday, January 7, 2016

Ten Minute Treasures. Think About It Thursday: Example

Great blessings can come out of any difficulty when wisdom is used for personal growth.

Wisdom is the third step in
JOURNALriffic’s 4 Steps of Discovery.

A principle is a natural law. 

There are laws that govern the physical world, like gravity,
and laws that govern happiness in human interactions, like love, respect, and honesty. 

This week, we have been exploring the principle of EXAMPLE.
  (See Monday's post this week.)

INspired Thought: “One part of living mindfully in the present in order to be happy and live a purpose-filled life as TODAY’s ChangeMaker includes identifying the possibility for growth in every situation.  Each of us is equipped to be able to find answers within ourselves when we seek them.  Often they come through having multiple experiences.  This Think About It Thursday message and exercise serves as a reminder to write down what you learn in your journal or personal history records, so that the experiences you’ve paid a price to learn are not lost to your posterity [and others who will feel the ripple effect of your INfluence].” –Carolyn Calton, JOURNALriffic

Thursday JOURNALriffic Prompt

Remember that life is happening for you, not to you.  It’s the lessons we learn from adversity that help us grow and remember who we really are.  With that perspective, ponder upon the principle you’ve chosen, and seek wisdom.

  • Think of an experience in your life in which this week’s principle or its absence played a role.  Ask yourself, “Did I identify the opportunity for growth in this experience and use my conscience-guided wisdom to grow personally?”
  • As part of your personal history, write down the wisdom you gleaned and the insight you gain as additional understanding comes forth.  Use your own words just the way they come to your mind.
  • Reflect upon the principle, notice your sincere desires to progress, and then set your intention to receive other ideas, insight and strength that will help you to continue to grow.  Remain open-hearted and open-minded to receiving further enlightenment as it comes.

By INtegrating this week’s principle in your daily living,
you align your heart’s desire with your true/authentic nature and
turn your pain into purpose.
You can experience

  • Less stress
  • More confidence
  • Healthier relationships
  • Positive self-development
  • Clarity of your life’s purpose
  • Greater peace of mind

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