How to Change Worry and Fear to Joy and Happiness

I receive a lot of questions about how to live a life filled with joy and happiness. They come from people in all walks of life from around the globe who are currently consumed with sadness, despair, anger, hatred, self-doubt, worry and fear.  

Most people strive toward Joy and Happiness as if they're rewards or goals to be obtained. This is the problem. It’s like that proverbial carrot being dangled in front of us with the promise that if we do this or that then it will come to us some day

And there are plenty of companies trying to sell that dream of happiness on that some day formula as if it's external and something you can buy, like a new dress, the perfect body or luxury car.

The problem is that some day never comes. Why? Because some day is always in the futureThat's always been their formula to keep us buying into the dream, so let me tell you mine and see if that doesn’t resonate more with you.

LeeZa Donatella’s Happiness Formula
Find a moment, then another, then another where what you are doing makes you smile.

You accomplish this by taking a few seconds to ask yourself 1 question:
Is there is something that I want to do right now that will tickle my heart?

Then do it and take notice of the joy did you get from it?

A perfect example I have for right now is that I'm happy that I am inspired to write this article that I am sharing with all of you, but here are a few more of mine from this morning:
  • I found such joy in those extra few minutes I decided to stay curled up in bed, before my day got into full swing.
  • I sighed as I watched the sunrise, appreciating all the colors as they came into view.
  • I was grateful for the crispness of the early morning as I noticed a small chill at the tip of my nose
  • I got excited with that first sip of today's caramel macchiato as I took my time to savor the point where my lips met the cup sensing and feeling the warmth and relishing the flavor of the combination of milk, caramel and espresso in my mouth.

 Keep asking yourself that question all day and pretty soon, as you continue to string these moments together you day is full of happy little moments. You'll notice that when these out way all others, the shift begins.

Those of you who follow me, know that I speak about a state I call BEING LOVE. It’s a vibration much higher than sadness, despair, anger, hatred, self-doubt, worry and fear.  When you continue to do little things that get you there, then you like becomes that vibration, because BEING LOVE is filled with joy and happiness.

And with that comes the magic... A world more amazing then you can possibly imagine where synchronicity combines with opportunity!

Happiness starts now boys and girls, when you decide in this moment.

Wishing you a day filled with Love,
LeeZa Donatella
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Higher Roads - Dealing with the Workplace and Office Politics Without Losing Your Mind

After over 30 years, I've been beaten down and pummeled by the corporate machine until there was nothing left but a bloody stump. As a hired gun for corporations, boy have I seen my share of the corporate jungle, with more juicy stories about those personalities and bad behavior then you can shake a stick at. But here I am vibratiing higher with more love and compassion then I know what to do with.

I'm working with editors to put the finishing touches on this new book geared toward helping readers navigate the workplace with ways to take the higher road when dealing with office politics, personalities and the situations that tie us in knots, bring us to tears and cause us fury, envy and disappointment. 

There's also a section that delves into techniques for reducing stress while at the work.

Coming Late 2015/Early 2016

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The Best Way to Deal with Negative People

Protection from Negative People

I don't know about you, but I've certainly had my share over the years dealing with negative people, some I was related to, some I worked with, some I was in a relationship with and some, well I just don't know why I still associated with them, but who knows, perhaps it was because at one time I may have been a glutton for punishment.

A large percent of the population stay in a negative vibratory state, filled with negative beliefs and emotions, curling up in them like a comfortable worn-in blanket. This negativity makes the atoms of their cells vibrate lower. You see every atom in every cell in our body vibrates at a certain frequency, and ike a tuning fork or a key on the piano each emotion we experience has a different associate note effecting our body's overall pitch.

I get a lot of comments from readers stating that negativity feels like a plague, a virus that attacks one person and quickly spreads, like road rage on the highway. There is some truth to that statement. Negativity can wear on you personally if you allow it to invade your vibration,making you ill.  And negative people's main purpose, whether realized or not is to grab energy to make themselves feel better. They just don't know they're doing it at other's expense through lower vibrational means.

Now, you can certainly try and keep your associations with negative people to a minimum, but we all have times when we just can't avoid them at events and many everyday locations, so I don't think it's very practical.

Why not try this instead:
When I'm around negative vibrations, I do my best to stay in what I call "Being Love," a state filled with unconditional love and compassion which is a very high vibrational frequency. Here's an example that I share with my audiences to help put things into perspective: 

When you are around negative people, pretend that you are a graduate student studying higher mathematics and you're speaking with your niece who is in 1st grade. Would you get upset with her because she does not understand Differential Equations, or have compassion for her understanding that 1+1=2 is all the math she knows right now. Would you try and explain Differential Equations to her and expect her to understand her? That would be ridiculous, now wouldn't it! You would however have compassion for her frustration as she tries to complete her homework. And even though you can do it for her in 2 minutes you allow her to learn on her own.

When dealing with negative people, if you think of this story, you will NO LONGER react to the drama that they are attempting to create when you stay in that "Being Love" state that I refer to. Instead you will stay calm and have compassion as you allow them to learn on their own and not interfere. 

Not quite there yet? Do you get sucked into their drama when these people vent? That's okay, don't beat yourself up over it, knowing that you're not alone.

Wishing you a day filled with Love,
LeeZa Donatella
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Do not Take that Guilt Trip

I have a lot of people who reach out, overwhelmed with feelings of guilt. I’m not speaking about the kind of guilt that comes when you commit a crime and I could write pages about self-imposed guilt, for example, automatically feeling bad when called into your manager’s office, assuming you have done something wrong. Today’s article is about the guilt trips that others try and push on us.

What is a Guilt Trip?
If you’ve ever been made to feel bad if you did not do something that you otherwise would not do, then you have experienced the dreaded guilt trip. This includes doing something when.we are not feeling our best, going to places or events that you know you won’t enjoy as well as associating with people that you may not want to interact with. And because of the guilt trip we end up caving out of a feeling of obligation.

And I've heard some extreme cases in my time counseling people, like Susan whose incident struck a chord. Although this happened over 40 years ago when she was no more than 5, it still stands out in her mind. It was early one Sunday morning and Susan wasn't feeling well. She had no temperature, but her head was aching and she told her mother that she didn’t want to go to services that morning. Her mother swiftly turned and told this young girl that if she didn't get herself out of bed and go to services, that she was going to hell.

Speaking to so many adults with similar stories made me realize that what is learned as young children becomes part of our overall belief system that we carry like a tattered handbag throughout our lives. 

I can relate to the art of the perfectly placed guilt trip, growing up in an Italian household. I loved my mother, but the guilt trips, oh my goodness, they were dished out as frequently as the homemade pasta and sauce that Italian moms are famous for. For this sensitive kid, it was at times more than I could handle. 

And it effected most of my young adult life as I continued to do things I didn’t enjoy because I was felt obligated to do so because of this guilt trip conditioning that I experienced in early youth.  

Doing something that you don’t want to do, well that’s ridiculous. Why should we as adults do things that we know that we won’t enjoy?  Yet we're conditioned to impose guilt on ourselves as if the people in our lives, like momma are still standing over us, even when they’re not.  Another big factor is that the emotion guilt vibrates much lower than other more pleasant emotions and is far down the list from Love, the emotion with the highest vibration of all

What Can You Do?.
Having had plenty of practice with this type of guilt, I decided back about 10 or 15 years ago that I no longer needed this experience. I think I’m old enough and wise enough to know when I won’t enjoy doing something. And if I am not going to enjoy something, I just don’t do it, period. And I don't feel one ounce of guilt based on my decision to only do what makes me happy.

If someone attempts to make me feel guilty, I just tell them, sorry, I don’t do guilt anymore. This may not make me miss popular, but I am definitely miss happier, vibrating higher as a result.  

So the next time someone attempts to guilt trip you, just smile, say no thanks and walk in the other direction, holding your head high and vibrating only love.

I hope this article serves you well as you rise above the guilt trip,

LeeZa Donatella
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