We all know the Stuart Smalley SNL skit. via GIPHY And even though affirmations can be awesome for practically anything (think workouts, career goals, improving confidence, etc.), they get a bad rap. Because a lot of time they seem cheesy. And when you do them, they can also feel cheesy. via GIPHY Now, I don’t know about you, but I’ve never had great results in any area of my life when something just felt off or — worse yet — forced. Yet, if you read many self-help books or articles, you’ll hear all about the power of affirmations. (Heck, us…

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While the words “I am” have long been used for empowerment and manifestation, it wasn’t until I heard Oprah Winfrey talking about it in her Lifeclass that I took notice. When she said that whatever follows the words “I am” will come looking for you, it gave new meaning to this notion that we can shape the reality of our own lives. It goes like this: Whatever you say after “I am” becomes a declaration of your truth, a statement of who you are. If you use words like “I am exhausted,” or “I am broke,” you are putting that…

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