Maria Shriver http://mariashriver.com Powered by Inspiration - For Architects of Change Thu, 29 Jan 2015 19:03:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Can You Complete This Sentence: ‘I’m the One Who…’?http://mariashriver.com/blog/2015/01/im-the-one-who-shoes-gail-blanke/ http://mariashriver.com/blog/2015/01/im-the-one-who-shoes-gail-blanke/#comments Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:41:55 +0000 http://mariashriver.com/?p=13605 Every now and then life hands us the chance to define ourselves. These moments – sometimes big, more often, little – usually don’t come all gift wrapped with fanfare and hoopla. Of course, the big ones are pretty easy to spot. The little ones, well, they’re pretty easy to miss. And the thing is, it’s the little ones that add up… and allow us to complete that all important, self-defining sentence: “I’m_____ and I’m the one who_____.” Here’s an example from my own life…

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5 Ways to Turn Pessimism into Positivityhttp://mariashriver.com/blog/2015/01/turning-pessimism-into-positivity-shannon-wiersbitzky/ http://mariashriver.com/blog/2015/01/turning-pessimism-into-positivity-shannon-wiersbitzky/#comments Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:41:17 +0000 http://mariashriver.com/?p=13658 Not long ago I was in Arizona and met with a group of wonderful women who were all taking part in a leadership program. While there we enjoyed lunch, we talked, laughed, shared stories, and they asked a few questions about me and my career, several related to confidence. Where does your confidence come from? How do you stay confident? What do you do when you don’t feel confident?

Let’s get it straight, confidence matters. And sometimes it matters more than competence. In an article …

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Do You Know How to Produce Positivity?http://mariashriver.com/blog/2015/01/practice-makes-positive-week-to-strong-kat-cowley/ http://mariashriver.com/blog/2015/01/practice-makes-positive-week-to-strong-kat-cowley/#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:21:23 +0000 http://mariashriver.com/?p=13851 We’re not in the psychic business, but we are willing to bet a resolution pertaining to health and happiness can be found on your make it or break it list right about now.

And rightfully so – who doesn’t want to live healthier and happier? But wanting to achieve something and diving in to make it happen are found in two separate mental departments. One is in the creative realm of our brains, the other in the action division. While envisioning greatness is encouraged, we …

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Game Day Chicken Wingshttp://mariashriver.com/blog/2015/01/game-day-recipes-super-bowl-cristina-ferrare/ http://mariashriver.com/blog/2015/01/game-day-recipes-super-bowl-cristina-ferrare/#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:15:47 +0000 http://mariashriver.com/?p=13881 Yes, Super Bowl and Chicken Wings are a given so here is a recipe that is super easy. It only takes 40 minutes and doesn’t involve frying! It’s basically a bake, pour, mix, and serve recipe (with lots of napkins on the side). These wings are crisp on the outside, moist on the inside, and deliver the “kick” you expect from a wing!

[Read: 6 of the Best Breakup Movies of All Time]

The secret is to bake them in a pre-heated oven at 450°F …

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Is He Just Not That Into You, Or Is He Emotionally Unavailable?http://mariashriver.com/blog/2015/01/is-he-just-not-that-into-you-or-is-he-emotionally-unavailable-lee-sears/ http://mariashriver.com/blog/2015/01/is-he-just-not-that-into-you-or-is-he-emotionally-unavailable-lee-sears/#comments Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:56:32 +0000 http://mariashriver.com/?p=13601 Emotional availability in a relationship can sometimes seem as elusive as the Holy Grail. I know how precious this quality is and most definitely a part of the treasure I seek in a solid relationship.

Lately, I have been better able to look at those issues troubling me in a relationship as opportunities for introspection first before turning my gaze toward the other person. I might still conclude that someone is not the best match for me for various reasons. Yet now, if I know …

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Feel Like an Imposter? Get Over Ithttp://mariashriver.com/blog/2015/01/feel-like-an-imposter-get-over-it-careergasm/ http://mariashriver.com/blog/2015/01/feel-like-an-imposter-get-over-it-careergasm/#comments Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:51:24 +0000 http://mariashriver.com/?p=13824 I’m super insecure about my vocabulary. In fact, I submit my use of the word super instead of a more elegant word as evidence of my less-than-sophisticated vocab. I’m especially insecure about this particular shortcoming because I have a journalism degree, two graduate degrees, and I’m a writer. If anyone should have a strong command of the English language I feel it should be me.

[Read: Using Isaac Newton’s Third Law as a Life Mantra]

I once had to look up the definition of the …

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Combat Fear in 5 Stepshttp://mariashriver.com/blog/2015/01/5-steps-to-combat-fear-tanya-gabriele/ http://mariashriver.com/blog/2015/01/5-steps-to-combat-fear-tanya-gabriele/#comments Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:57:33 +0000 http://mariashriver.com/?p=13781 A situation comes up at work, in our family, or in one of our relationships. Or perhaps we are going through a period of transition, where we do not have the clarity we would like. We become anxious. The anxiety then becomes sticky as it turns to worry and then fear. This fear can also become convincing. When this happens, it usually means that the emotion is being caused by a limiting belief in the subconscious mind, which is conflicting with our conscious beliefs. Here …

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Being A ‘Guncle’ Changed My Lifehttp://mariashriver.com/blog/2015/01/being-a-guncle-changed-my-life-matt-jacoby/ http://mariashriver.com/blog/2015/01/being-a-guncle-changed-my-life-matt-jacoby/#comments Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:55:42 +0000 http://mariashriver.com/?p=13818 After 7 years of being together, my boyfriend Nick and I have often wondered if, when and how we would have children. Both of us come from large Italian families that would very much embrace us having kids of our own. During the recent holidays we were asked by a handful of relatives if we ever wanted to be parents. A question like that really does make you think! It made me reflect on how far society has come in the fight for equality and …

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Life is Yours to Create … and Recreatehttp://mariashriver.com/blog/2015/01/life-is-yours-to-create-and-recreate-maria-shriver/ http://mariashriver.com/blog/2015/01/life-is-yours-to-create-and-recreate-maria-shriver/#comments Sun, 25 Jan 2015 14:12:42 +0000 http://mariashriver.com/?p=13840 This week I’ve been thinking about this thing called life.

The truth is, when we are in our twenties we think a lot about planning a life. We look for someone to plan it with, we look to build a career to make our life, friends to complete it, kids to enhance it. But life has a way of upending your carefully made plans. All of a sudden you can find yourself having to plan this thing called life all over again.

I recently

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6 of the Best Break Up Movies Everhttp://mariashriver.com/blog/2015/01/6-of-the-best-break-up-movies-ever-live-happy/ http://mariashriver.com/blog/2015/01/6-of-the-best-break-up-movies-ever-live-happy/#comments Sat, 24 Jan 2015 18:29:35 +0000 http://mariashriver.com/?p=13810 These films will pick you up, dust you off and crack you up
Breaking up is hard to do. Side effects may include heartache, Facebook stalking and large swaths of uninterrupted free time. Whether you want to laugh, cry or simply be distracted, movies are a great way to fill the void and — if well-chosen — lift your spirits. Below are films that can pick you up, dust you off and restore your faith in romance, and possibly the human race.

Films of Friendship

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