Making a Positive Difference
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Making a Positive Difference

The Gift of Your Life is the Present

About the Book

About the Author

Monica S. Flores
Monica S. Flores

Monica S. Flores is on a mission to build community, foster connectedness, and create a better world.

She started coding full-time in 2004 and currently serves as a digital products developer, creating tools on the Drupal environment to support sustainability, social justice, diversity, entrepreneurship, education, and technology/science as tools for positive social change.

Monica is a graduate of Cornell University. She lives with her family in the metro Washington, D.C. area.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
    • You are Unique
    • Your Life as a Journey
    • A Story About a Journey
    • Guiding Principles
  • Chapter One: Making Connections
    • Meeting my Future Self and what She Told Me
    • Matching Actions to Feelings
    • Identifying the Core Activities on your Life’s To-Do List
  • Chapter Two: Serving Others
  • Chapter Three: Envisioning to Create
    • Thoughts are Truly Things
    • What Works for Me - My Visionboard Journey
    • Mental Mapping
  • Chapter Four: Searching the Unknown
    • Being the Explorer
    • The Lifelong Odyssey
    • You are the Bridge between Your Past and Your Present
    • Developing A Galactic Perspective
  • Chapter Five: Taking Care of Yourself
    • Enjoying Life
    • The Gratitude Attitude
    • What is Truly Important?
  • Chapter Six: Tending Your Garden
    • Lessons from Nature
    • The Edge of the Wild
    • Weeding
    • Watching it Grow
    • Harve
  • Chapter Seven: Growing through Relationships
    • Meeting your Significant Others
    • You are the Five People You Spend Time With
    • Parenthood
    • Loss
    • Friendship
    • Neighbors
    • Colleagues
    • Community
  • Chapter Eight: Building Your Community
    • Journeying Outwards
    • Contributing Time
    • Contributing Talent
    • Contributing Treasure
  • Chapter Nine: Embodying Positive Change
    • Create Positive Change on a Daily Basis
    • Volunteering
    • Sharing your Story
    • Physical Change
    • Spiritual Power
    • Emotional Strength
    • Honed Intuition
    • Community Action
  • Chapter Ten: Sharing your Life’s Gift
    • Your Unique Perspective
    • The Essence of Leadership
    • Your Purpose Here and Now
    • Thinking Beyond Seven Generations
  • Conclusion
  • Resources

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