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Motivational Meme Video Volume 1

Motivational Meme Video Vol 1

Welcome to the Motivational Meme Video series! Each week I will publish a slide show of the memes I created along with the links below to the individual memes so that you can copy/paste the code right into your website. Or, you can share this video for the weekly collection. This week’s series includes quotes on these topics: courage, inner beauty, loving yourself, diversity, memorial, positivity and overcoming obstacles.

Images Included in this Motivational Meme Video:

Inspirational Quote About Courage and Fear - janet & clarence
Quote About Courage and Fear

“Courage doesn’t mean you don’t get afraid. Courage means you don’t let fear stop you.” – Bethany Hamilton

Get Courage Meme


Inspirational Quote About Inner Beauty - janet & clarence
Inspirational Quote About Inner Beauty

“You’re beautiful just the way you are. Shine on. And dare anyone to turn out the lights.” – Mandy Hale
Get Inner Beauty Meme


Remember to Love Yourself - janet & clarence
Remember to Love Yourself Quote

“Don’t forget to love yourself.” – Soren Keirkegaard
Get Love Yourself Meme

 


Motivational quote about smiles - Janet & Clarence
Motivational quote about smiles

“People all smile in the same language.” – proverb
Get the Smile Meme

 


Memorial Quote - Janet & Clarence
Memorial Quote

“Even after your petals fall, your memory still remains.” – Tracy Weber
Get this Memorial Meme.


Motivational Meme About Sun - janet & clarence
Motivational Meme About Sun

“Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows.” – Hellen Keller
Get the Sun Quote


Motivational Meme About Obstacles - janet & clarence
Motivational Meme About Obstacles

“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.” – Henry Ford
Get the Overcoming Obstacles Meme.

 


There you have it, Volume 1 of the Motivational Meme Video series. I hope you enjoy them and share them with those you care about. I would love to hear your feedback in the comments below.

Thanks for reading – be sure to sign up for email updates to this blog!

-Tracy

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7 Benefits of Soy Wax Candles

Benefits of Soy Wax

Soy wax candles are a pure, safe way to provide a fragrant home. We have listed the top seven benefits of soy wax to help you decide if soy wax is right for you.

  1. More Natural: Soy wax candles are simply made from soy wax, which is the processed form of soybean oil. While some pillar soy wax candles may have additives included to assist with increasing the burning point, many soy candles are purely wax, leaving you with a clean and natural candle.
  2. Clean Burning: Because soy candles usually do not have other additives mixed in, they burn much cleaner than other types of candles. Less soot and smoke will be released into your home, greatly reducing the toxic carcinogens that may be present with other types of candles.
  3. Lower Burn Point: Many soy candles will be in containers or melted in candle warmers due to a lower burning point. This will allow the candle to burn longer and slower providing a longer lasting scent.
  4. Quality: Because many soy candles are made in the United States, you will not receive candles that contain lead based wicks, which are toxic to breathe when lit. Also, because soy wax has a lower melting point, some soy candles will not even require a wick and can be heated with a candle warmer.
  5. Safety: Soy candles can have a safety component to them if you use flame-less candles, candle warmers or heating lamps to warm the wax. This will greatly reduce the chance of a fire hazard or a burn from a wicked candle.
  6. Clean Scent Throw: Due to the pure form of soy wax, the fragrance is not contaminated with additives that other types of candles may contain. This leaves a cleaner, more fragrant form of the scent.
  7. Cost Effective: Soy candles can be melted over and over, generally lasting twice as long as a paraffin wax candle. This greatly reduces the cost of candles over time.

Hopefully these seven benefits of soy wax will help you decide if melting soy wax melts or candles is the best choice for you. To see our full line of Jamie Clair Soy Wax Melts, please visit our store today.

Helpful tutorials:

How to Use a Candle Wax Warmer

How to Replace a Candle Wax Warmer Bulb

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10 Unstoppable Ways to Develop Self-Confidence

Develop Self-Confidence

Is it true that we get more comfortable in our skin as we get older? Hopefully we do, but many of us look to be more comfortable in our skin right now. While it may feel like everyone else on the planet has more self-confidence than you, many people look to build higher self-esteem, including me. I have worked hard to overcome shyness and I would like to share the list of 10 steps I have taken to develop self-confidence.

  1. Practice and Master a Skill: What do you love to do? Determine whether your interest is photography, basketball, video games … whatever! Figure out what makes you tick and practice it enough to feel very confident in your abilities. Have you ever read about the practice routines professional athletes put themselves through each day to reach and stay at the top of their game? They work very hard. Those stories are a testament to focusing and a mastering a skill. Being a master at something will certainly boost your self-esteem.
  2. Use Power Poses: Do you ever get nervous before a speech, interview or asking someone out? If so, take a few moments to practice these Power Poses beforehand. (And please note, you will feel silly the first few times you try it, but they do work.) Find a secluded spot (bathroom, empty room, etc.) and make your body as large as you can. Stand with your legs shoulder-width apart and either raise your arms above your head and reach for the sky or boldly place your hands on your hips like Wonder Woman. Now hold this position for a few minutes and breathe. Your body chemistry will change and make you feel more powerful. Amy Cuddy, a Harvard Business School social psychologist, speaks that maintaining power poses such as these for a few minutes can cause neuroendocrine and behavioral changes for both males and females. Give it a try!
  3. Smile When You Walk: I had to train myself to do this because I must have a serious look on my face quite frequently when I am walking and concentrating. Even when I was perfectly happy, people would ask me what was wrong, or tell me to smile more. Those statements would aggravate me and make me self-conscious, so I chose to make a change. I am not necessarily advocating that you walk around with a huge grin on your face as it may make people think you are a bit strange, but I noticed that if I made a conscious effort to make a small smile or relax my expression, those comments completely disappeared! That helped me feel less awkward. Trust me, it feels less strange after you have done it a few times and it eventually becomes a habit. 🙂
  4. Make Eye Contact: Now step 3 and step 4 have to go together. If you walk around with a smile on your face, but look at the floor when people walk by, they may get confused and think you are hearing voices. If you LOOK at them with a smile on your face, a very strange thing happens … they usually say Hi! And, even if they don’t, it still leaves an impression of your self-confidence. You may even start saying Hi! yourself!
  5. Master Small Talk: If you are trying to develop self-confidence, mastering small talk is a must. Luckily, it is really not that hard if you just remember that people love to talk about themselves! Ask them something about themselves such as what their job is, about their family / pets, or what do they like to do for fun. Unless they are shy as well, it should get the conversation started. Be prepared to have answers to these questions as well, so that you can participate in the conversation.
  6. Actively Listen: Most people do not “listen” to conversation to actually listen or hear what the other person is saying. Most people listen so they can formulate an answer. That means most are spending less time focused on what the other person is saying and more about what they want to say back. Try to make a conscious effort to truly listen to what the person is saying. This will make it easier for you to speak to them again in the future as you will probably remember something from the conversation…people LOVE that!
  7. Make Healthy Choices: If you are not eating right, not getting enough exercise, enough sleep or are otherwise not making healthy choices, you will not feel confident in your appearance or your health. This will impact your overall confidence level. If you make some time to focus on yourself and make good changes for your body and spirit, your self-confidence will soar!
  8. Define Your Look: Once you feel better about your life choices, putting your look together will be a natural next step. Whether you feel good in casual looks or business attire, try to find clothes and hairstyles that allow you to stand proud. Conversely, if you are worried about your appearance it will shrink your posture and reduce your self-confidence.  I notice this recently when attending a funeral. While the first outfit I chose looked nice on me, it made me wonder if I may draw unwanted attention to myself with its bold pattern. I chose a classic black dress instead and felt more confident the entire day.
  9. Refuse Negative Self-Talk: Do you have a reel of non-stop inner dialogue going about how you don’t look good, or you are not smart enough or whatever? You need to stop. Period. I heard a quote by Dr. Phil once and he said something to the effect of, “People don’t think about you as much as you think they think about you.” That statement has helped me when my inner demons start in. Nobody cares (for very long) what shoes you wear or if your manicure is perfect. Do not let these small details keep you from moving forward. If you are hearing active criticisms frequently from others around you, please see step 10.
  10. Develop a Positive Support Network: We all need support. It may be from family, friends, co-workers or even your social network, but try to find others who can encourage you when you are not feeling confident and cheer you on to grow personally. If you are surrounded by people who criticize you, cut you down or hold you back from being your true self, then your self-esteem will certainly suffer. Please look to remove those relationships from your life so that you can grow in positive ways. If you need help, please seek the assistance of a trusted adult or counselor.

There you go, 10 steps to a better, more confident you! I guarantee that if you put even half of these tips together you will be unstoppable! Go ahead and give these a try. I am sure you will begin to develop self-confidence. I would love to hear your success stories or your own suggestions in the comments below.

Thanks for reading,

-Tracy

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Inspirational Meme About Being Different

Inspirational Meme: Always Be Different - janet & clarence
Inspirational Meme About Being Different - janet & clarence
Inspirational Meme – Always Be Different

This inspirational meme about being different is an image I created to show that we should try to embrace the traits that make us unique. If we try too hard to fit in, there is less that makes us memorable. If we focus on those aspects of life that make us healthy, happy and “special,” it will help us be irreplaceable!

“In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.” – Coco Chanel

Do you need help in determining your unique traits? I found and article written by Olakunbi Korostensky,” Discovering And Embracing Your Uniqueness.” She suggested these three questions if you are still in doubt about what is special about you:

  1. Am I aware of how people react to me when I am with them?
  2. When in a crowd, am I more interested in voicing my opinion or do I listen intently to others?
  3. When decisions are made, do I simply go along with the opinions of the majority, or is upholding my values more important to me?

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What is Your Wax of Choice? Find the Best Candle Wax for You

What is Your Wax of Choice - janet & clarence
What is Your Wax of Choice - janet & clarence
What is Your Wax of Choice – janet & clarence

Whether making or buying candles, deciding on the type of wax the candles will be made of can impact how successful the candle will be, or how well it will burn. The wax type of candles can also be based on personal preference, so determining your wax of choice ahead of time will help you enjoy your candles more.

Is Your Wax of Choice Beeswax?

Beeswax is a natural wax produced in the beehive of honeybees. Although firmer than soy wax, beeswax itself is a fairly soft wax and can be pliable at room temperature if in a thin sheet. This makes it an easy approach to getting into candle making. Here are some facts of beeswax:

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Motivational Meme About Obstacles

Motivational Meme About Obstacles - janet & clarence
Motivational Meme About Obstacles - janet & clarence
Motivational Meme About Obstacles

This motivational meme about obstacles is an image I created to help those who may be struggling with overcoming a particular obstacle, or for those who want to share this powerful image with others.

“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.” – Henry Ford

If overcoming an obstacle is a topic that you would like more information, then  I recommend taking a few minutes to read this great,  in-depth article  “How to Overcome Obstacles and Achieve Your Goals” by Adam Sicinski.

It helps you identify what types of obstacles you may face, questions to ask in order to over come them and many ideas to help you on your journey. It is a great starting point to help you achieve your goals and has a significant list of additional resources listed at the end.

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Shine Today! Motivational Meme About Sun

Motivational Meme About Sun - janet & clarence
Motivational Meme About Sun - janet & clarence
Motivational Meme About Sun

“Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows.” – Helen Keller

This motivational meme about sun has a very powerful message. Keller’s words mean that if you turn your life towards positive things, and turn your back on the negative aspects, (or people) may bring more light into your life.

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Inspirational Memorial Meme

Memorial Quote - Janet & Clarence
Memorial Quote - Janet & Clarence
Memorial Quote

“Even after your petals fall, your memory still remains.” – Tracy Weber (janet & clarence original)

If you have a special person in your life that you want to remember with this memorial meme, please share this with them or their family. It is a tribute to how after they are gone, their beautiful spirit remains in our hearts and thoughts.

Do you have a story to share about a loved-one? Please add it to the comments below.

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Motivational Meme Quote About Smiles

Motivational quote about smiles - Janet & Clarence
Motivational meme about smiles - Janet & Clarence
Motivational Meme About Smiles

“All people smile in the same language.” – proverb

This motivational meme quote about smiles can help remind us that no matter how different we all may seem on the surface,  deep down we all are quite similar. If you are in a place of confusion about someone who feels “different” from you, then take a moment to learn from them. It may open your eyes to new ideas or help you better see Topics from their perspective. It gives them the opportunity to learn from you as well!

Do you have a story of learning about someone with a diverse background? What did you gain from getting to know them?

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